Watches

The Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari is a prime example of the sapphire case trend in watchmaking. Its...
Timepieces designed for left-handed people are a rarity among high-end watchmakers. That may...
The new Horological Machine No. 8 from Geneva-based MB&F is the latest in a series of...
Made in collaboration between MB&F and the Northern Irish watchmaker Stephen McDonnell, the...
Located in General Motor’s original design center, Shinola’s factory in Detroit produces watches,...
The chime of the new Greubel Forsey Grande Sonnerie makes a resounding impression. “You can work 11 years on a chiming watch,” says Greubel Forsey cofounder Stephen Forsey, “and if those 20 seconds...
The upcoming Phillips Geneva Watch Auction:FIVE is poised to break sales records, and after a detailed preview and a discussion with Paul Boutros, head of watches for the Americas, we have narrowed...
Our choice for Watch of the Week this week was the first piece that we saw and laid hands on in Basel, and between its bold yet minimalist design and more approachable price, the HYT H0 ($39,000)...
The Ulysse Nardin Diver Le Locle —based on one of the brand’s 1960s-era dive watches—is a true-to-original vintage design powered by a cutting-edge movement is the name of the game with the new...
It’s official: Green is slowly taking over as the new “it” color of watchmaking. Sure, we’ll keep seeing blues, grays, and of course black and white, but more brands than ever have taken a page from...
This past week in Hong Kong, watch collectors from 33 countries raised their paddles (either in person, over the phone, or virtually) at Sotheby’s Important Watches auction , which pulled in just shy...
May is shaping up to be another exciting month in the world of watch auctions. Each of the major players—Bonhams, Christie’s, and Phillips—have announced an incredible roster of rare and noteworthy...
My quest to examine the Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 ($19,900) over the course of my annual pilgrimage to Baselworld came together in particularly fluid fashion, all told. Elbow deep into the planning...
Countless hours spent leaning over a workbench with an assortment of cutting tools and a small hammer, each small tap picking away at a piece of metal that will ultimately become a modestly sized...
Between the heavy propagation of steel watches and the ever-expanding list of watch brands adding less complicated (and thus more affordable) models to their collections, “bang for your buck” is the...
When it comes to the vintage watch market , tracking down the chart-topping models from historical watchmaking houses is easy. We all know what a vintage Rolex Daytona or a Patek Philippe Perpetual...
An all-ceramic case and high-level finishing make Audemars Piguet’s latest Royal Oak the belle of the ball. Rarely does the announcement of a new case material for an existing watch model generate...
The annual Baselworld watch and jewelry show has come to a close, and once again, a number of the industry’s top brands unveiled new releases that caught most everyone off guard. On one hand, more...
As part of an ongoing series of video profiles featuring prominent watch collectors from around the globe, our friends at Crown & Caliber decided to take a step back and share the story of a man...
Every rookie diver knows the heart-sinking feeling—frozen in fear, heart pounding out of your chest—there’s a faint silhouette of a shark in the distance, and your limited knowledge means you have no...
MB&F and L’Epée 1839 unveiled their latest creation, the Destination Moon table clock, in the halls of Baselworld earlier this week. Inspired by 1960s-era science fiction rockets, Max Büsser and...
The Baselworld watch and jewelry fair is just getting underway, but the women’s watch category has already seen a handful of standout new releases. Chanel and Patek Philippe have both unveiled...
With its latest astronomical super-complication, Vacheron Constantin reaches for the stars and then some. “As a company we seem to like astronomical complications,” says Christian Selmoni, head of...
One thing is clear: Innovation is once again paramount in Porsche Design’s timepiece division. The new Monobloc Actuator doesn’t look particularly over-the-top at first glance, but the brand has...
Vintage watches have always had a following, but as collector interest in the segment continues to heat up, many buyers are seeing the value of investing in newly produced watches with vintage...
Limited-edition watches have always been popular among watch collectors, but now more than ever, buyers are flocking toward them in droves. Releases from Vacheron Constantin and Richard Mille (among...
Omega has leveraged manufacturing techniques first developed by its sister brand Blancpain for its latest version of the Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT , aptly nicknamed “Big Blue.” By adding a special...
(Photos by Cordero Studios ) There is an astounding degree of overlap between car and watch enthusiasts, though it is not always easy to peg down someone’s tastes in one category based on the other...
Celebrate life with a kinetic sculpture that tells the time For this new edition of Baselworld, L'Epée 1839 unveils Requiem: a table clock with an 8-day movement designed in partnership with Kostas...
A stripped kick-starter pinion on an old Harley-Davidson Shovelhead engine and an obsession with working on motorcycles and classic cars are not the traditional inspirations that give birth. That...

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