The career of Sandrine Stern, design director at Patek Philippe, spans a period when the traditional Geneva manufacturer transformed itself into a viable, if not enviable, maker of women’s watches. Over the last five years she has overseen the development of a series of women’s complicated timepieces that have innovated in the genre while staying true […]
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Every spring, most of the major Swiss watch brands unveil their new product innovations for the year at BASELWORLD. After several days of reviewing new models from the top brands, Robb Report’s watch editor James Malcolmson reveals his impressions in a series of articles on RobbReport.com. Design on Display: Bulgari’s Balanced and Daring Collection In […]
When Breguet sought to add a high-level complication to its successful Reine de Naples ladies’ watch model, its development team looked to the original watch made two centuries before. Commissioned in 1810, No. 2639—which Abraham-Louis Breguet personally delivered to Caroline Murat, Queen of Naples—was a most remarkable timepiece. The first and only wristwatch Breguet himself […]
The idea behind the Diane “was to create a very strong watch for a woman,” says vice president of design Sandrine de Laage. “We wanted to combine the importance of high complication with a unique and feminine style.” Harry Winston collaborated with complication specialist Renaud Papi to design the Diane’s minute repeater, which offers prestige […]
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