Icons & Innovators

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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.

Photo by Denis Hayoun
This stunning timepiece is the most diamond-studded of the line’s three new hand-wound watches…
A tribute to 19th-century watchmaker Nicolas Rieussec, Montblanc’s new timepiece has modern appeal…
The HMX utilizes an intriguing system of mirrors and prisms to display the time for the driver…
The dial features 18-karat gold Jaquemarts and a striking mechanism that sets them in erotic motion…
Guests are taught to make timepieces surrounded by one of the largest selections of Rolex around…
Gemstones reign supreme in this jewel of a collection inspired by the landscape of Provence…
It is safe to say the 500-year-old craft of watchmaking is poised for a revolution...
Arnold & Son reenvisions its founder’s 18th-century clocks through contemporary eyes…
Lambert explains Montblanc’s considered approach to embracing the smart watch…
Having sold out in a matter of months, the limited-edition release will be available again July 1…