Watches

Although SIHH dominates the watch headlines every year around this time, not every bit of news coming out of Geneva has ties to the show. While the Richemont brands and a handful of invited...
For an industry so steeped in tradition, watchmaking is certainly no stranger to fads. And like high frequency movements and silicon components before them, sapphire cases are the dernier cri for...
In the waning days of 2016, there was much speculation about what to expect at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) watch show in Geneva. Most of last year’s releases tended towards...
Walter Lange , one of the giants of the modern watch industry, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 92. The great-grandson of A. Lange & Söhne founder Ferdinand Adolph Lange, he was instrumental...
It was late 2015 when Material Good in New York first opened its doors with a beautifully clear purpose: to rewrite the rulebook of what a luxury shopping experience should be. Located on the second...
After a challenging year marked by declining sales and plenty of handwringing over what the future has in store for makers of luxury timepieces, the Swiss watch industry is in need of some good news...
NEW YORK, NY (Jan. 10, 2017) – Eleven James™ Inc. , the company revolutionizing the luxury goods market with its pioneering “Discover, Experience and Share” platform that optimizes access, variety...
One of the United Kingdom’s oldest auction houses kicks off the horological sales calendar for 2017. Fellows will hold the Watch Sale on January 31 in Birmingham, England. Recently, the watch...
Photography by Jeff Harris Styling by Wendy Schelah Once neglected, the moon-phase display has become a totem of watch design. “The two traditional moon-phase displays are either a crescent-shaped...
Modern artisans strive to re-create the past brilliance of flinqué enamel. Shortly after Mikhail Gorbachev was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the Kremlin received a peculiar request from a German...
Bovet ’s sixth watch in conjunction with Pininfarina is its sleekest. The movement is a little like a diamond,” explains Paolo Trevisan, head of design at the renowned Italian design firm Pininfarina...
Two years ago at the Baselworld watch show in Switzerland, TAG Heuer introduced a fresh, thoroughly modern in-house chronograph movement called the Calibre Heuer 01 that the company’s then recently...
Glashütte Original ’s latest movement adds a touch of Swiss technology. Before the Berlin wall fell in 1989, the watch factory that would become Glashütte Original was a manufacture frozen in time...
Long a leader in live watch auction sales, Christie’s also offers collectors the chance to engage in private sales of treasured timepieces with the simplicity of online shopping through Christies...
Designer Dino Modolo adds a personal touch to one of his favorite watches. When Corum released the Golden Bridge in 1980, Dino Modolo was dumbfounded. At the time, the young designer was helping...
Patek Philippe’s latest travel watch is a study in adjustment. With its sleek Calatrava-style case, the latest World Time Chronograph Ref. 5930 from Patek Philippe ($73,700, patek.com ) is hands down...
Zenith takes its Pilot watches on a trip away from aerospace. I had in mind this tattooed guy, mid 40s or 50, gray hair with leather pants, riding his bike, just cruising down the street,” muses...
Hermès ’s Philippe Delhotal works with a massive array of artisans at his fingertips. In mid-19th century France, people were fanatical about paperweights. Some of the most luxurious were crafted by...
Parmigiani Fleurier embellishes its watchmaking signature with its first integrated chronograph. It’s not just another chronograph,” asserts Florin Niculescu, vice president of product development at...
An estimated 100 million sharks are killed every year for their meat, fins, liver, or gill rakers, according to researchers. IWC Schaffhausen is drawing attention to their plight with its new...
When Bulgari designers set out to build the world’s thinnest chiming watch, their goal was to blow the dust off of what typically is a very classical complication. “Minute repeaters are usually an...
Outwardly disguised as an antique armoire, the Döttling Opus 1 watch safe is effectively hidden in plain sight, guaranteeing watch collectors the peace of mind that comes from knowing their treasured...
Nearly a decade ago, Anthony de Haas, A. Lange & Söhne ’s director of product development, was flipping through a book of archival material when he came across an old Lange pocket watch with an...
Swiss experts illuminate a past period of excellence in timepiece design. It is all too rare that a book on watches leaves you feeling in command of a subject, particularly when the topic is...
In the early 1980s, as Switzerland confronted the threat of modern quartz technology, adventurous collectors discovered the allure of vintage timepieces. Old Patek Philippe wristwatches were...
Bell & Ross’s Bruno Belamich wrings utilitarian design from elements of fantasy. The AeroGT is no ordinary vehicle. With an ultralow 43-inch profile, the carbon-fiber sports car is intended to...
For a watchmaker that promotes itself with the tagline “Instruments for Professionals,” Breitling goes against type with the new Transocean Day & Date U.S. Limited Edition —in a good way. Unlike...
Exquisite pieces from Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger-LeCoultre, De Bethune, and MB&F promise to captivate the consummate watch collector.
A stunning example of horologic history found a new steward when an extremely rare Thomas Tompion Gold Pair Cased Quarter Repeating Verge watch sold through Sotheby’s for more than $233,000 on...
The Swiss agree on only one thing about women’s watches: Beauty is nonnegotiable. At the end of 2015, Fabergé’s Lady Compliquée , a timepiece built with equal parts artistic whimsy and horological...

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