Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea captured the imagination of Fabrice Gonet, who read the novel as a boy at his grandfather’s home in Switzerland.
Watchmaker Emmanuel Breguet, a seventh-generation descendant of Abraham-Louis Breguet and the only family member still involved in the namesake business, dons white cotton gloves as we prepare to
The Centigraphe Souverain has a closer connection to car racing than some automotive-themed watches.
Veteran NFL linebacker Donnie Edwards once stayed up all night changing the straps on his 20 or so Panerais.
Not content with merely selling the wares of German watch manufacturers, the Hamburg-based retailer Wempe (www.wempe.com) has joined them.
Four years ago, 33-year-old Stefan Ihnen, a movement development engineer at IWC in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, faced the most daunting technical challenge of his career: creating the company’s fir
With each America’s Cup have come a number of sailing-themed timepieces; watchmakers like to associate their efforts with that competition because both feed on leading-edge technologies.
As a relatively young company, albeit one with a storied history, A. Lange & Söhne (800.
Harry Winston Rare Timepieces (800.988.4110, www.harrywinston.com), an 18-year-old company, may lack the heritage and mo
The Van Cleef & Arpels Centenary (800.822.5797, www.vancleef.com), a limited edition of 100 complicated pieces ($39,500)
The timepieces that Felix Baumgartner and designer Martin Frei create for their company, Urwerk, are not as bizarre as they seem.
Watch connoisseurs who want to safeguard their collections more effectively might consider borrowing a trick from Mother Nature: camouflage.
Kari Voutilainen studied for years at the finest watchmaking schools, including Tapiola near Helsinki, Finland, and WOSTEP in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, where he later taught.
Despite his self-assured demeanor, Max Büsser, one of Switzerland’s young watch entrepreneurs, has reason to worry.
De Bethune’s latest watch models could be viewed as a bow to the modern, technical designs that now are in vogue among Swiss watchmakers.
When Harry Winston (www.harrywinston.com) recently opened its first London store on New Bond Street, it also unveiled the limited-editio
While viewing the early renderings for Jean Dunand’s latest timepiece, Thierry Oulevay, the brand’s president, took note of the futuristic design’s ancient Egyptian undertones.