The recent spate of high-tech-looking complicated watches would have seemed incomplete without a contribution from Jorg Hysek, watchmaking’s foremost evangelist of modernist design.
Upon releasing its J12 tourbillon this year, Chanel unwittingly (and perhaps unfairly) became the industry poster child for the commodification of the tourbillon.
“This watch,” asserts Zenith president Thierry Nataf, “shows our quality and capability to the world.” It is a familiar refrain for a Swiss watch company executive, but in the case of the Grande C
They say it’s a man’s world, but lately one wonders.
For watch fetishists whose tastes run toward the bizarre, Harry Winston’s annual Opus projects never fail to arouse.
By the time Jaeger-LeCoultre unveiled its Gyrotourbillon ($310,000) last spring, at least three other makers already had developed multiaxis tourbillons, the captivating, revolving interpretation
Automotive racing–themed chronographs certainly are not a rarity, but
Patek Philippe’s original 5036 annual calendar was significant when int
It is not easy to impress connoisseurs of complicated watches, but De Bethune has accomplished this feat in only a few years.
A 250th anniversary is certainly an occasion worthy of a fuss, and Vacheron Constantin is marking the milestone with no shortage of festivities.
Cristina Thévenaz knows what she wants and how to get it. The stylish, blond, 39-year-old mother of four is an outspoken force in the male-dominated bastion that is the Swiss watch industry.
It is no secret that today’s prestige watchmaking business is a far cry from the charming cottage industry of yesteryear.
Producing a grand complication watch is a technical achievement for an
The skeleton watch is a prime example of how fine Swiss mechanical watchmaking is driven more by an appreciation for art and craftsmanship than a practical need to tell the time.
What does a woman want? Everything—quality, practicality, eye-catching design, even a little glitz—and preferably all at once.
Ever since 1884, when the world accepted a system of 24 official time zones, travelers have battled the clock with increasing consternation.
The adage that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure holds true even in the upper echelons of Swiss watchmaking.
The movement of the new Lange Double Split from A.
One of this year’s most anticipated new watches is not, strictly speaking, new.