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.

From Around the Web...
The $38,000 watch features a manually-wound movement displayed amidst titanium and ceramic…
Showcasing tuneful automata, the limited-edition release will comprise 16 examples…
More complex than its spare style suggests, the Richard Lange Jumping Seconds is a visionary design…
Paul Boutros of Phillips Watches reveals the current watch that’s sure to be a collector’s item…
The smart-watch collection features new styles and strap colors to satisfy the techie fashionista…
Photo by Claude-Alain Fluckiger
Catch the intricately engraved bouquet on the Petite Heure Minute…
Join the First Look webcast for an inside look at 12 rare Patek Philippe minute repeater timepieces...
The timepiece’s sidereal-time display tracks the movement of the stars with zodiac indications…
Here's a look at five of the dozen minute repeaters demonstrated on August 30…
Within the 18-karat-gold case is a dial depicting the schooner America sailing to victory in 1851…