To mark its 165th anniversary, A.
Automatic, or self-winding, systems are one of the oldest, most visible and elegantly efficient aspects of mechanical watchmaking.
Breguet makes much of its associations with Enlightenment-era watchmaking, and few pieces exemplify this better than the frosted-gold surfaces of the La Tradition series.
Karl-Friedrich Scheufele’s reserved yet genial character stands in stark contrast to many of the flamboyant women’s watches and pieces of jewelry that have become Chopard’s hallmarks.
Vacheron Constantin collaborated with Zôhiko, a nearly 350-year-old Japanese lacquerware company, to create the watchmaker’s new La Symbolique des Laques collection (
In 1966, Girard-Perregaux was awarded the Neuchâtel Observatory’s Centenary Prize for its timekeeping accomplishments.
Steven Holtzman, founder of Maîtres du Temps, collaborated with master watchmakers Christophe Claret and Peter Speake-Marin on the latest addition to the Chapter One series creati
Watchmaker F.P. Journe has opened flagship stores in New York City and Beijing.
Serious collectors may purchase timepieces from a jeweler, but many shy away from buying a watch made by even the most prestigious jewelry houses.
Cartier, like Bulgari, has brought enormous corporate resources to bear in its drive to become a force in mechanical watchmaking.
‘‘i went to Paris and learned how Coco Chanel approached fashion," says complicated-watch specialist Giulio Papi of his visit to the fabled house to discuss collaboration on a new timepiece.
Aspen’s alpine-sport atmosphere and flashy social scene inspired the limited-edition Aspen One wristwatch (www.asp
Cartier’s modern, design-intensive interpretation of the skeleton watch has become a symbol for the brand’s rebirth as an original watchmaker.
It has been nearly 50 years since watch companies pitted their technical resources against one another to produce the thinnest possible mechanical watches.
Carbon fiber is almost an object of fetish in the watch industry, which has molded and forged the material as well as used it for almost superfluous decoration.
Officine Panerai marks each of the company’s Classic Yachts Challenge seasons with a special Regatta timepiece.
Denis Giguet, founder of the fledgling watch brand Manufacture Contemporaine du Temps, or MCT, has seen plenty of arcane complicated timepieces come to market.
As watchmakers revisit core values of craftsmanship, timekeeping, and enduring design, Germany’s Glashütte Original evokes all these characteristics with the Senator Chronometer ($26,900 in rose g
Audemars Piguet’s Millenary has taken many guises over the years, but the new Millenary Carbon One ($268,100) may be the edgiest yet.
"Our feeling is that our new chronograph is the kind of watch an independent, successful woman will want to buy for herself," says Patek Philippe president Thierry Stern, expressing a sentiment sh