Exotic Complication

Manual Dexterity

Having learned the craft of watchmaking at exactly the same time quartz technology was making his new skills obsolete, Dominique Loiseau probably had little notion his career would carry him in the exact opposite direction of the watch industry at the time. Just a few years later, his work restoring masterpieces by Pierre Jaquet-Droz and […]

Frontier Living

“The avant-garde has established itself,” says Urwerk designerMartin Frei. “We were not the only ones to do it, but we changed watches and we created a market.” Frei’s partnership with watchmaker Felix Baumgartner has earned him one of the most established names in watchmaking’s outer fringes. His is a small brand that has successfully challenged […]

Watches: The Super Car to Watch

Time can be a nemesis, even occasionally for those who spend their professional lives mastering it. Swiss watchmaker Parmigiani Fleurier, for instance, recently discovered that time was not on its side when Bugatti Automobiles asked the company to create a special watch to commemorate the unveiling of its latest offering, the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport […]

Watches: Time Change

‘‘This is really the first time we have used the movement as an important part of the design of the watch,” says Chopard copresident Karl-Friedrich Scheufele of Engine One, one of four new timepieces in the company’s men’s collection L.U.C. The most unusual watch Chopard has ever built, Engine One—which incorporates a tourbillon movement shaped […]