Icons & Innovators

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  • The Editors

Four companies that have taken the risks and are enjoying the rewards of redefining luxury.

Among the past year’s best examples of ingenuity and innovation are a mechanical watch that may never require servicing and a line of Brazilian business jets that will always come in the right size. In this special section, we tell the stories of how these and other products and services came to be—and how the four companies that produced them are changing the luxury landscape.

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Six timepieces with displays that are redefining timekeeping…
Watchmaking’s long history with motorsports has been honored by several Swiss brands…
For those who have always wanted to cross experiencing weightlessness off of their bucket list…
Richard Mille enlists an Airbus designer to incorporate aeronautic elements into its latest watch…
Davide Traxler discusses the U.S. market and what lies ahead for the brand’s most iconic...
The exceptionally skilled artisans at Jaquet Droz have produced a captivating new line of watches…
The Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon uses a boom-like retrograde minutes display…
A carbon resin–coated case and pink-gold plate are complemented by a strapping calfskin weave…
Wrought in white gold, only eight examples of the precious timepiece will be produced…
215 years ago, Abraham Louis-Breguet patented a complication that changed watchmaking forever…