Watches

It is no secret that today’s prestige watchmaking business is a far cry from the charming cottage...
Ever since 1884, when the world accepted a system of 24 official time zones, travelers have battled...
What does a woman want? Everything—quality, practicality, eye-catching design, even a little glitz—...
The skeleton watch is a prime example of how fine Swiss mechanical watchmaking is driven more by an...
The movement of the new Lange Double Split from A. Lange & Söhne (310.317.9852, www.lange-uhren...
The adage that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure holds true even in the upper echelons of...
One of this year’s most anticipated new watches is not, strictly speaking, new. The sturdy Royal...
Pushing small buttons is difficult when you are wearing gloves—a fact that has prevented Swiss...
Although the vast majority of diving watches will never see the bottom of a Jacuzzi, a few are...
A number of watch companies are channeling Jacques Cousteau this year, including Blancpain (877.520...
Is 100 years of experience really required to produce an exceptional watch? Jérôme De Witt does not...
If two wrists cannot satisfy your urge to flaunt complicated mechanical accessories, you can now...
One-upmanship infects even those in the most sophisticated circles. Consider Swiss watch designers...
Shanghai is a city in transition, poised for a major breakthrough as the metropolitan beacon of...
Patek Philippe Reference 5101P 10-Day Tourbillon The spin doctor is in. There is certainly no...
The one thing they never tell you when you purchase an ultralong power reserve watch is how...
Cellini New York’s horological smorgasbord. Instant gratification is not generally associated with...
The Calibre DB-15, the latest offering from De Bethune (305.695.1435, +41.24.454.22.81, www...
It has become a popular practice for watch brands to introduce complicated movements as a means of...
“Oh, I’ve already got that.” these words fall like a heavy blow when women of high style, bristling...
Jochen Benzinger’s atelier in Pforzheim, Germany, a sunlit room filled with intricate antique rose...
The French fashion house Hermès (800.441.4488, www.hermes.com ) wants the world to know that it is...
More than a craft, watchmaking is, for some, a compulsion. I learned this during a recent session...
Sex is something not usually associated with fastidious watchmakers. Nevertheless, sex—in lurid,...
While many watch companies cloak themselves with images of automobile racing or aviation, Richard...
Military Procurement Not everyone has the same idea of what constitutes standard military-issue...
Watch aficionados with a taste for the exquisite and the very rare will have their appetites gorged...
Fraudulent claims notwithstanding, no one has yet succeeded in creating a genuine perpetual-motion...
The beauty—or tragedy, depending on how you view it—of Audemars Piguet’s $2.25 million Springtime...
There comes a point in every watch devotee’s life when it is time to try something different. Once...

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