Long considered a byword for classical but technically soporific dress watches, Breguet has shaken off its torpor in the last few years with a host of innovative complications and designs. It seems considerable investment by the Swatch Group, which acquired Breguet in 1999, may finally bring the brand close to fulfilling the tremendous legacy of […]

Jean-François Ruchonnet

Horology stretches back five generations in Jean-François Ruchonnet’s family, but the young watchmaker approaches the trade from a thoroughly modern, technological angle. Computer-generated imagery, now the basic medium for watch design, was Ruchonnet’s original interest. He had a gift for engineering and computing, and his talent for the latter eventually led him to found DMC […]