Watches

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...
Watchmakers find a new muse in luxury shoemakers. It takes six hours to carve the wooden lasts used to create a pair of Massaro shoes, each based on meticulous measurements of the customer’s foot...
Chopard achieves top-level minute-repeater sound in a single brilliant stroke. “From the start of the project 5 years ago, I encouraged my team to do something innovative,” says Karl-Friedrich...
Luxury watchmakers are increasingly bypassing gold and platinum in favor of ceramic, a high-tech material that is scratch-resistant, hypoallergenic, and lightweight. Take, for instance, the new...
Christie’s closed out a year that saw uncertainty in both the retail and vintage watch markets with a resounding bang, bringing in more than $8.5 million dollars at its Rare Watches Including...
Timepieces designed for left-handed people are a rarity among high-end watchmakers. That may explain why Tudor , sensing a missed opportunity, staged a glitzy event in Manhattan last month to...
In the horological world, the name Patek Philippe has become synonymous with the type of high-quality craftsmanship yearned for by watch collectors around the world. On December 14, timepiece...
Robb Report recently hosted guests at the boutique of the Swiss watch manufacture Roger Dubuis on Madison Avenue in New York City for an exclusive event. Surrounded by Roger Dubuis timepieces, guests...
In a radical change to a classic design, Bulgari has revamped its famous Serpenti motif to showcase its complicated-watchmaking bona fides. The Serpenti Incantati Tourbillon Lumiere ( bulgari.com )...
The brazen beauty of a burlesque dancer is highlighted in Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin’s new Limited Edition Hourstriker Pin-Up watch , an alluring rose-gold-and-platinum piece that is the most...
The Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire ( hublot.com ) is not the first high-end mechanical watch to be encased in transparent, scratch-resistant sapphire, but at a price of $57,900 (other sapphire...
Christie’s New York will proudly conclude the international fall watch season with IMPORTANT WATCHES, INCLUDING NAUTILUS 40 PART IV , on Tuesday December 6, 2016. Fresh-to-market watches, presented...
Amid global currency swings, geopolitical issues in Europe and the Middle East, and China’s clampdown on luxury gift giving, retail sales of high-end timepieces are taking a hit. The secondary watch...
The full name of Blancpain’s newest timepiece is a mouthful: the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Blancpain Ocean Commitment II (BOC II) . Don’t, however, let the cumbersome title...
As the big watch brands gear up for January’s annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH)—the annual event where a selection of high-end brands unveil the year’s new timepieces— Panerai...
On December 5, 1766, James Christie held his first auction in London. Two hundred and fifty years later, the house he founded is helping to celebrate that extraordinary milestone with a trio of watch...
Unconventionality sets the tone for Breguet’s Tradition Minute Repeater Tourbillon 7087. “We wanted to choose the sound and then develop the watch around the sound, and not the other way around,”...
Despite news of weaker-than-expected sales, the Swiss watchmaking industry had plenty to appreciate in 2016. Looking back while forging ahead, a number of elite brands (including Jaeger-LeCoultre,...
A Patek Philippe Reference 1518 just made horologic history when it fetched more than $11.1 million at the Geneva Watch Auction: Four presented by Phillips in association with Bacs and Russo on...
NEW YORK, NY (Nov. 15, 2016) – Eleven James, the pioneering experience platform that maximizes dynamic access, variety, and value in the consumption of luxury, today introduced an extensive...
Watch collectors and insiders anxiously await a visit to Geneva to get a look at the newest models from the watch industry’s top brands at the annual Salon International De La Haute Horlogerie (SIHH...
In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the automatic version of its iconic Memovox alarm watch, Jaeger-LeCoultre has unveiled the Master Memovox Boutique Edition, a contemporary riff on the...
One of the watch industry’s most ubiquitous mechanical complications, the chronograph was originally thought to have originated with Nicolas Rieussec (whose watchmaking mantle is now carried by...
The new Portugieser Tourbillon Hand-Wound Edition “D.H. Craig USA” from IWC Schaffhausen is not, as its name implies, a tribute to D.H. Craig. Rather, the limited-edition timepiece—exclusively...
The judges at Robb Report ’s annual Car of the Year competition in Napa Valley (taking place through November 11) are a busy lot: In just one short day, every member of each judging group will drive...
Photography by Jeff Harris Styling by Wendy Schelah Watchmaking’s latest design trend proves that less is more. Led by brands like Richard Mille , the watch industry has put itself on a diet,...
French luxury goods manufacturer Hermès is celebrating its watchmaking artisanship with Crafting Time , an exhibition at its Madison Avenue store on display through November 5. The centerpiece of the...
The new Horological Machine No. 8 from Geneva-based MB&F is the latest in a series of fantastical timepieces by one of the watch world’s most experimental makers. Like past models, which have...
While Bovet’s obvious flair for movement architecture has lately seen the brand removing swaths of material from its mechanisms, the new Bovet Récital 18 The Shooting Star watch ($315,000, bovet.com...

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