For years, Swiss watchmakers have adhered to the belief that women do not like to fuss with their watches.
Audemars Piguet unveiled its Royal Oak Concept watch to some of its most important retailers by intentionally dropping the $155,000 tourbillon on the floor.
With the release of the Big Pilot’s Watch, the International Watch Co. of Schaffhausen, Switzerland, has literally and figuratively put it all together.
Everyone wants a wristwatch that is part mechanical genius and part great design. This year, Michel Parmigiani has endowed a single watch with liberal helpings of both.
ts are built as integrated units for extra displays ratherDress watch fans have something to celebrate now that serious suits are back in fashion.
In the heart of Switzerland’s Jura Mountains lies the Vallée de Joux, a small basin that is encircled by dense forests and blanketed with a heavy coat of snow and ice for nearly six months of the
Few things rankle more than when someone disses your sweetheart—even if she happens to be a watch.
Would you buy a watch from a designer whose work was thrown out of Switzerland’s most prestigious exhibition? For many watch enthusiasts, whether they realize it or not, the answer is yes.
A few years ago, as Hermès watchmakers in Switzerland were hard at work developing the innovative Nomade travel timepiece, a call came from Jean-Louis Dumas-Hermès, the company’s chairman and CEO
Only a hardened watch industry insider or collector recognizes the names Svend Andersen, Thomas Baumgartner, or Bernhard Lederer.
Maurice Lacroix’s flagship Masterpiece Collection strives to marry traditional craftsmanship with modern styling and function.
The Sonnerie Souveraine is one of François-Paul Journe’s most remarkable accomplishments in watchmaking.
Cristina Thévenaz is not your typical watch executive.
Like Magellan, who had trouble enlisting a patron for his 16th-century quest to find a new route to Asia, Everhard Vissers could not find a Swiss partner to produce his groundbreaking watch concep
President Nixon made his historic trip to China, Carole King’s Tapestry swept the Grammys, M*A*S*H and The Godfather were big draws at the box office, and Prozac was developed—the year was 1972.
As long as man has been compelled to strap a watch to his wrist to track the passing hours, minutes, and seconds of the day, that timepiece has also been used to express some aspect of his persona
Audemars Piguet (888.214.6858, www.audemarspiguet.com) has high hopes that its new Promesse women’s watch collection will help raise mor
You may not attract many stares wearing Blancpain’s subtle 1735 grand complication—except among fellow aficionados who realize, with more than a little bit of envy, that you have acquired one of t
This month, we travel back in time for a look at . . .
With histories that are measured in centuries, venerable brands Patek Philippe and Girard-Perregaux can easily justify having their own museums. But Officine Panerai?