Watches

Out-of-the-box design allows Bulgari to squeeze a tourbillon into its thinnest dimensions ever. "When we sent the design for the Finissimo to our case maker, they called to tell us that we had...
Audemars Piguet’s latest perpetual calendar emphasizes hand-adjusted tradition. “The idea is to rework the traditional perpetual calendar in a more contemporary way,” declares Audemars Piguet’s...
H. Moser’s once-vaunted perpetual calendar is reengineered for the real world. When the results of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève were announced in 2006, most of the winners were well-...
Christophe Claret reaches beyond mechanics to refine his acoustic watches. Though he had two decades of experience making acoustic wristwatches, Christophe Claret decided his efforts to create a...
Operating the signature feature of the Richard Mille RM 63-02 World Timer ( richardmille.com ) is a straightforward process. The rotating bezel on the $145,000 timepiece displays the names of major...
Franck Muller leans on its in-house talent to push the limits of its tourbillon watches. For Pierre-Michel Golay, master watchmaker at Franck Muller Watchland, making a new wristwatch means setting a...
Reimagining the work of historical watchmakers becomes a modern industry.
Accuracy at Greubel Forsey is delivered as much through detail as perseverance and invention. It can be a traumatic experience to enter an international chronometry competition. In this biannual...
Ingenuity and dexterity mark the evolution of Patek Philippe’s split-seconds chronographs. “The difficulty in building split-seconds chronographs is right here,” says David Bonilla, Patek Philippe’s...
Prized as scientific instruments, the timepieces crafted for 18th-century astronomers were distinguished by precise escapements and uncluttered dials. The preferred layout was a central pivot for all...
De Grisogono’s Fawaz Gruosi has made a career out of challenging Swiss watchmaking norms. It was not the first time Fawaz Gruosi had been called crazy, nor would it be the last. A decade ago, while...
Why women’s mechanical timepieces are becoming more intriguing than men’s. One advantage that women’s watches enjoy over men’s offerings is an element of abandon: the same freedom of design that will...
A special-edition timepiece commemorates the Year of the Monkey in enchanting Harry Winston style…
Too flashy for most social situations and too large for all but the stoutest of wrists, Jacob & Co.’s Billionaire watch nonetheless inspires awe when seen in person. Much like Howard Hughes’s...
Having created a mechanism to match the flamboyance of its aesthetic reputation, Roger Dubuis may have decided that a wristwatch is too pedestrian a vehicle for its unusual Quatuor movement. It...
It has been a record-setting year in horologic history. Two watershed watches, the most complicated ever made and one of the highest priced , both debuted during the past 12 months. In addition,...
No longer solely the milieu of men, many of today’s complicated timepieces reflect a feminine refinement, each exquisite example imbued with an elegance and beauty that belies the complexity beneath...
When Girard-Perregaux made its first modern foray into minute repeating watches a few years ago, it did so using the well-regarded Fabrique du Temps movement. By marrying the complication to its...
Another example of horology’s current bias for blue , Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin has dropped a new timepiece into its Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon collection, this one fronting an azure finish to fit...
The Swiss watch company joins brands like Cartier at one of the best shopping areas in the world…
Rare timepieces draw exceptional participation and strong prices...
The watchmaker’s museum acquires remarkable pieces of the company’s history…
The first themed Christie’s Watch auction in the U.S. and the first dedicated to the Speedmaster.
The Louisiana alligator straps are hand made in Bianca Mosca’s workshop in France.
The Lady 8 Flower collection from Swiss watchmaker Jaquet Droz celebrates femininity in fabulous fashion. An exquisite reflection of the manufacture’s nearly 300 years of horologic artistry, the...
English watchmaker Christopher Ward launches C9 Moonphase in time for a full moon on Christmas.
The story of how a crafty thief stole Breguet’s Marie Antoinette pocket watch—and got away scot-free…
With Vacheron Constantin’s Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 , the world’s oldest continuously operating manufacture advances the art of horology while remaining true to its past. The new timepiece...
Originally published in the December issue of Robb Report as “ Space Explorer ” The Gift: ❄ The first example of the Hysek IO 45 mm Skeleton Tourbillon with Blue Sapphire. ❄ $119,000 “The idea behind...
Originally published in the November issue of Robb Report as “ Open Hearts ” More than merely decorative, modern openwork watch designs furnish fascinating views into the remarkable mechanisms that...

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