Pierre Kunz defies the notion that high-end mechanical watchmaking is strictly a handicraft refined over generations by established brands.
Few living artists are as much in demand as Suzanne Rohr, a Swiss painter whose works are sold long before she lifts her brush.
Although it’s easy to imagine agent 007, trapped on a remote mountaintop, unscrewing the cap of Breitling’s Emergency and extending the antenna to call for a pickup, the watch is not a high-tech f
Any watch’s ultimate purpose is to tell the time of day, but an obviously unbridgeable gulf exists between a mass-market-manufactured Timex and the expertly handcrafted mechanics of a Patek Philip
When Audemars Piguet introduced its groundbreaking Royal Oak in 1972, the company assumed a split personality that has lasted for 30 years.
When Patek Philippe unveiled its supercomplicated Sky Moon Tourbillon wristwatch at last year’s World Watch and Jewellery Show in Basel, Switzerland, an American collector read about the introduct
If Aspen hasn’t appeared on your watch-buying radar, consider this: One of the most celebrated watchmakers in the world, François-Paul Journe, has chosen Hochfield Jewelers (970.925.5363) as the s
During my annual pilgrimage to the Grimoldi store in Milan’s Piazza Duomo last fall, I noticed that its proprietors, brothers Roberto and Cesare Grimoldi, were wearing something, well, different.
Rolf Schnyder, president and CEO of Ulysse Nardin, sounds like an expectant father when he describes the final touches being applied to his company’s new Royal Blue model.
A complicated watch movement—its intricate mechanisms engaged in the rhythmic tracking of time—is beautiful to behold.
Parmigiani Fleurier has marked a watchmaking milestone with Forma, the first timepiece from the exclusive boutique brand that is powered with an in-house movement, the new automatic Calibre 331.
The Swiss are confident that they make the best watches in the world, but they cannot agree on how to prove it.
Three years ago, when Michel Parmigiani first presented his radical design for the Bugatti Type 370 watch to the Volkswagen design team responsible for relaunching the Bugatti automotive brand, hi
In the Swiss town of Lugano, near the border of Italy, is Lugano’s Watch Center (+41.91. 922.64.83), a watch collector’s paradise.
Cartier (800.CARTIER, www.cartier.com) recently unveiled its first entirely new watch concept since the introduction of the wildly successful
Keeping pace with the changing whims of fashion, Locman has launched a diminutive, half-size version of its trendy Diamond Aluminum tonneau.
With the words “We’re out,” Patek Philippe President Philippe Stern hung up the telephone and let the famous 1933 Graves Supercomplication pocket watch slip through his fingers during a Sotheby’s
Pierre Jaquet Droz, one of the most noted watchmakers of the 18th century, might find it surprising that his return from oblivion has come not as advertised in the book of Revelation, but at the h
Investing in a complicated watch requires more than a commitment of money.