Watches

Taking a cue from modern alpinism, the new Montblanc TimeWalker ExoTourbillon Minute Chronograph Limited Edition 100 summits challenges with high-tech materials and precise action. Designed for peak...
Sure to be a sold-out hit, Zenith’s Academy Christophe Colomb Tribute to The Rolling Stones watch commemorates a band who certainly has time on its side. Released to coincide with the iconic rock...
A mecca for Swiss timepieces—not to mention the collectors who love them—the Baselworld fair opens today in Basel, Switzerland, and runs through March 24. The annual event, which dates to 1917, draws...
Exuding an elegant air of antiquity, the Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Tourbillon Chronograph pays haute homage to its namesake, who cofounded the Swiss manufacture in 1875. Framed in an ethereally...
In the luxury-watch business, independence is a tricky thing to define. Does it refer to freedom from corporate rule? Or to a lack of reliance on outside suppliers? Most Swiss watch connoisseurs...
For the adventurous, it is imperative to have the correct tools at one’s disposal. Whether flying the skies, diving under the waves, or rocketing around the track, the right purpose-built watch can...
Celebrating the symmetry and precision of the universe, the new Arnold & Son Nebula timepiece has been engineered for equipoise. Named for the birthplace of stars, the manufacture’s mechanical...
Since its introduction in 1931, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso has stood as an icon of modern watchmaking. Over time, however, the range of watches in the line grew a tad unruly. “Two years ago, we saw...
Swiss watchmaking gets all the attention, but anyone with cursory knowledge of watchmaking history knows that the English once ruled the horological roost. The British were at the cutting edge of...
Happy February 29. Glued to the Gregorian calendar as we are, today is that extra date that falls every four years to make up for the fact that the earth’s orbit of the sun does not perfectly match...
In the late 1990s , Karl-Friedrich Scheufele , co-president of the Chopard Group, came across a timepiece at auction from the 18th-century master chronometer maker Ferdinand Berthoud . “I managed to...
The Panerai Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio ($143,000, panerai.com ) features both a tourbillon and a movement-revealing dial—an unconventional design for Panerai—but still adheres...
While the MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual ( mbandf.com ) is perhaps the most traditional-looking timepiece to come out of the avant-garde Swiss watchmaking consortium Maximilian Büsser &...
In the 1960s and 1970s, the golden age of the chronograph , the complication was found on only the most exceptional timepieces. Today, chronographs are ubiquitous—and rightly so. Aside from the date...
The developers at the major watch companies walk a fine line as they weigh their own visions and horological ambitions against commercial expediency. Even in the collector’s market, disciplined...
Distinctive duality is on display with Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso One collection —a feminine homage to one of the manufacture’s horologic innovations from 85 years ago. The Swiss watchmaker’s...
The Breguet Museum and its President and CEO, Marc A. Hayek, have acquired an exceptional dashboard chronograph created for Bugatti at an auction that took place on Saturday 6th of February, 2016, in...
In early December, the Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet welcomed clients, press, and celebrity friends of the brand to a “winter wonderland” at its new boutique on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills —...
A haven for horologic investments, Buben & Zörweg’s X-007 Extreme is a watch-winding vault built for Bond. The Germany-based safe manufacturer pairs its hallmark artistic aesthetic and innovative...
This year, Chinese New Year falls on February 8, kicking off a 15-day festival in which Chinese communities around the world will celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Fire Monkey . Every year...
Much has been said about the Swiss watch industry’s habit of raiding the history books in search of long-gone watchmakers whose names are ripe to exploit. But in all honesty, some names deserve to be...
Among luxury connoisseurs, the name Cartier is likely to conjure images of sumptuous jewels and classic 20th-century wristwatch designs, à la the iconic Santos and Tank models. But until recently,...
Known for its plush setting, exclusive invite list, and top-of-the-line timepieces, the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) is the high-end watch industry’s annual coming-out party...
From an elaborate diamond-and-sapphire watch to world-class caviar, we’ve scoured the earth for the very best ways to say “I love you” this Valentine’s Day. The following gifts are romantic,...
The C5 Malvern Slimline Square adds a stunning streamlined style to the popular Malvern range...
When the 26th annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) opens in Geneva on January 18, visitors will discover a streamlined layout “designed to promote a spirit of conviviality,”...
The new Breitling Exospace B55 connected chronograph takes the brand’s acclaimed aviation acumen to new heights. The Swiss manufacture’s first smart watch synchs traditional flight-focused...
Watchmaking is a de facto preserve for global handicrafts.
Microtechnology adds unprecedented complexity to artisan-crafted dials.
Noteworthy introductions linked by innovation. There is a theatrical quality to complicated watch-making that goes far beyond the performance of the various levers, gears, and cams on one’s wrist. In...

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