Watches

Nearly 15 years ago, a college professor told Eric Loth, founder of the Graham watch brand, that the fastest finger on the hand is the thumb. Loth, who had been looking for a way to differentiate his...
“The avant-garde has established itself,” says Urwerk designerMartin Frei. "We were not the only ones to do it, but we changed watches and we created a market." Frei’s partnership with watchmaker...
Women can count themselves fortunate that they need no longer choose between a dainty dress piece and a man’s watch that has been shrunken and ringed with diamonds. The best—we have selected four—...
Finding success with evocative watch design, Baume & Mercier is expanding its selection of Capeland chronographs, which are sure to appeal to anyone who has an eye for classic-era wristwatches. A...
Ermenegildo Zegna ’s latest watches, an entry-level chronograph and diver’s watch, seem plucked from the collective subconscious of Italian watch enthusiasts over the last several decades. Named for...
Burberry ’s many fans will probably enjoy the visual interest of the company’s new watch, the Britain, for its octagonal bezel, baton hands, and numeral typography. Serious watch collectors will...
In keeping with the sleek body refinements seen on the Vitesse, the latest convertible Veyron unveiled by Bugatti, watchmaker Parmigiani Fleurier has added new aesthetic treatments to its Bugatti...
The current CEO of the Geneva-based watch brand Romain Jerome, Manuel Emch, describes his company in the years before he was hired as "some kind of design-and-marketing laboratory." Under its former...
When Bulgari acquired the Swiss watch brand Daniel Roth two years ago, the fit seemed an odd one given the traditional style of the watchmaker’s timepieces and the bold designs made by the Italian...
The modern, high-speed, catamaran-driven version of the America’s Cup has imposed many changes on the complex rules of sailboat racing, but it has not reduced the vital importance of winning the...
Just for the American market, Girard-Perregaux is releasing a limited-edition all-black version of its popular ww.tc world timer. Suggestively dubbed the Dark Night ($25,900), the new edition of 25...
In offering a new annual calendar, Parmigiani Fleurier has updated its line with a popular complication—a calendar that needs adjustment just once a year—that lessens the complexity and cost of a...
To the contemporary eye, a pocket-watch case may seem an overly discreet form of housing for a mechanism as magnificent as a grand complication. Yet there is nothing modest about Cartier’s $625,000...
Instead of adorning its timepieces with precious stones, Swiss watch brand Louis Moinet uses dials made of polished stone for its Treasures of the World Collection ( www.louismoinet.com ). Australian...
At 5.9 mm thick, the new Saxonia Thin ($25,100) is the slimmest watch A. Lange & Söhne has yet produced. This new Saxonia maintains all of Lange’s defining features, with highly decorated...
Playing to one of its proven strengths in design, Chopard has released a new automotive-themed chronograph dedicated to the vintage racing circuit. The Grand Prix de Monaco Historique ($11,140) pays...
Anyone looking for an oversize watch with horological credibility in equally large-scale proportions would do well to locate Zenith ’s new Pilot Montre d’Aeronef Type 20. Offered in a limited edition...
Chanel has become one of the few brands to develop a complicated movement expressly for a women’s watch. The company’s partnership with Audemars Piguet and its research arm, Renaud & Papi, has...
Though it includes nautical instruments in one section, diving equipment in another, and a functioning flight simulator in another, the new IWC Schaffhausen Flagship Boutique ( www.iwc.com ) in...
A sober, utilitarian character informs most of the timepieces assembled in Glashütte, the German watchmaking town in the southeastern state of Saxony that now bustles with a spate of new...
Long known for vintage movements and colorful traditional dials, the relatively modern (founded in 1946) firm of Dubey & Schaldenbrand is currently reviving itself with an even more modern set of...
They say good design transcends the subject matter. German safe maker Döettling seems intent on proving this point by drawing inspiration for its latest watch safe from a chair, of all things...
The novelty of Richard Mille’s latest chronograph, the labyrinthine RM 056 Felipe Massa Sapphire Tourbillon Split Seconds Competition Chronograph ( www.richardmille.com ), is clear. The approximately...
In late-19th-century paris, feathers were all the fashion. Artisans specializing in feather-related crafts flourished, furnishing affluent tastemakers with a variety of plume-bedecked articles...
While many collectors have been impressed by the innovative cases and dials from Louis Moinet , most associate the boutique watchmaker with the use of very fine but largely supplied movements...
If you like to use your chronographs to perform the function of a stopwatch, it is only natural that you might be interested in a timepiece that has its roots in stopwatches. The Swiss-German firm of...
At Michael Ashton ’s namesake gallery in Manhattan ( www.michaelashtonwatches.com ), the watches and jewelry on display represent only a fraction of what the boutique’s proprietor can provide...
When Roland Murphy committed himself to building an American-made watch movement at the turn of the new millennium, the Maryland-born entrepreneur understood it would be a challenging endeavor. His...
In all likelihood, the wearer will never set or even try to read the time on her Cartier Tutti Frutti Secret Watch (price available upon request), part of the brand’s 16-piece Mille et Une Heures...
A grand complication watch’s ability to fire the imagination is far more important to the wearer than any of its individual functions, which is why so many enthusiasts find Dominique Loiseau’s 1f4...

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