Watches

Patek Philippe and Robb Report presented a live webcast showcasing 12 premier minute-repeater timepieces on August 30, watch collectors and cognoscenti from around the world had a virtual front-row...
The Ulysse Nardin Classico Schooner America timepiece honors a 19th-century yacht eponymous with sailing’s most prestigious regatta, the America’s Cup . It is also an homage to the Swiss watchmaker’s...
In Europe, the Bucherer name is ubiquitous . The high-end retailer of jewelry and watches has 15 boutiques in Switzerland, nine in Germany, and one each in Austria and France. And the family brand,...
Geoffrey Roth establishes an outpost of independent horology in the American Southwest. After spending nearly 2.5 years sourcing parts in Switzerland to build his first watch, Geoffrey Roth—owner of...
On August 30, connoisseurs of haute horology will be able to view several of the world’s finest examples of the craft as Patek Philippe and Robb Report collaborate on a live webcast presentation of...
Femininity and athleticism share the field of focus for the new Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde SW Lady . The first women’s watch in the Swiss manufacture’s Grande Seconde SW series (a more sport-specific...
A timepiece worthy of the most titled nobility, the soon-to-be-released Earl of Strauss from Backes & Strauss adds to the brilliance of its Franck Muller-designed movement with a deluge of...
Although the skeletonized tourbillon is a much more common sight now than it was a few years ago, outstanding examples like the new Arnold & Son UTTE Skeleton watch ($76,750, arnoldandson.com )...
Youthful and exciting, these six avant-garde watches have unconventional displays that reimagine timekeeping—and are just plain cool. From liquid-driven displays to holograms, these extraordinary...
On July 17, the historic Peking to Paris Motor Challenge came to a close in the City of Light. Originally staged in 1907, the legendary 8,500-mile race—which begins at the Great Wall and winds...
Twenty-five seconds of the sensation of total weightlessness: That is what S3 (Swiss Space Systems) is promising armchair astronauts with its new aerospace program, S3 ZeroG . Partnering with TAG...
Richard Mille enlists an Airbus designer to incorporate aeronautic elements into A new watch. When I started this project, I was not an expert on mechanical watches,” admits Sylvain Mariat, head of...
Designer Kostas Metaxas and Swiss watchmaking brand Matthew Norman join forces...
In April 2013, Montres Corum made news when it became the first high-end Swiss watchmaker to be acquired by a Chinese group—Hong Kong–based China Haidian Holdings, later renamed Citychamp Watch...
Motivated to maintain its position at the precipice of artistry, Swiss horologist Jaquet Droz recently revealed a new line of limited-edition Paillonné Enameled timepieces . Pulling from the 18th-...
At first glance, the Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon ($280,000, ulysse-nardin.com ) appears to be outfitted with a garden-variety retrograde minutes display, but closer inspection reveals...
Adding some stylistic sizzle to summer, the new Bulgari Carbon Gold timepiece celebrates the season with a casual-chic aesthetic that pairs the namesake precious metal with carbon and calfskin...
Revealing exquisite bone structure, the Ulysse Nardin Skeleton Tourbillon Pearl timepiece extracts its ethereal beauty from some of the earth’s most precious treasures—white gold, diamonds and, as...
On June 26, 215 years ago, famed watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet patented the first tourbillon watch complication. Recognizing the precision-sapping effect of gravity on watches, Breguet designed a...
One of the most intriguing and thematically on-point timepieces to come out of this year’s Baselworld fair was a distinctive tourbillon featuring a minute indicator that sweeps across the handcrafted...
The passing of time has a tendency to impart clarity, but never to the degree presented by the new Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon 30° Technique Sapphire . A variant of the watch that won the 2011...
Continuing its celebration of the 85th anniversary of its legendary Reverso line of timepieces, Jaeger-LeCoultre presents the Reverso One High Jewelry , a new women’s watch bursting with femininity...
A pleasure to observe in action and the definition of reliability, today’s finest luxury watches are just like Dad—handsome examples of complexity and elegance. Here are 10 new watches in time for...
High Jewelry: Van Cleef & Arpels Carpe Koï Some high-jewelry watches resemble traditional timepieces, and others appear fantastical. The Carpe Koï—a one-of-a-kind fish-inspired sculpture that Van...
Complication: Fabergé Lady Compliquée Peacock A newcomer to women’s complicated watches, Fabergé has transcended the patronizingly cute timepieces that Swiss brands often build for women. The Lady...
High Fashion: Jaeger-LeCoultre Atelier Reverso ​Through its Atelier Reverso customization program, Jaeger-LeCoultre provides a broad range of dial and strap options for its double-sided Reverso Duo...
Design Innovation: Ballon Bleu de Cartier Serti Vibrant As early as the 19th century, jewelers were setting diamonds en tremblant , recognizing that a little movement would ensure that the stones...
Watch Design: Audemars Piguet Millenary Hand-Wound The latest Millenary models from Audemars Piguet were inspired by the brand’s famous Tradition of Excellence Cabinet No. 5 watch. They present...
A timepiece whose precision is matched only by its beauty, a Patek Philippe World Time wristwatch from 1949 will highlight Sotheby’s Important Watches auction in New York City on June 8. The very...
Breitling opened its New York flagship boutique on May 19 with a star-studded celebration attended by a long list of ambassadors, including Wayne Gretzky, Boomer Esiason, Morgan Hoffmann, Scott and...

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