Standing on the terrace of the Petit Trianon, on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles, Nicholas G.
If watchmaking maestro Vincent Calabrese were canonized, he would become the patron saint of gearheads.
Bob Siragusa hesitated for several days before contacting well-known jewelry designer Michael Beaudry, who at the time was pr
Watchmaker Bernard Richards cannot be accused of procrastinating.
Vogard, a small-scale Swiss watch manufacturer, specializes in custom travel watches built for the demands of, say, Bostonians who recoil fro
Well before the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus opened, engaged socialites were vying to be the first couple to marry on the
The Daniel Roth il Giocatore Veneziano (www.danielroth.com) invites
Two years ago Corum updated its 48-year-old Admiral’s Cup collection, which is dedicated to sailing.
Throughout his life, Swiss engineer Jean-Léon Reutter was fascinated by the idea of a clock that could keep time for centuries without a w
Superstrong and ultralight, carbon fiber has long been the preferred material for high-performance applications that demand sturdiness.
Around 1880, Constant Girard—founder of Girard-Perregaux—unveiled a pocket watch that could measure fractions of a second.
It appears that the Hong Kong collector who paid some $564,000 at last year’s Only Watch auction in Monaco for an empty box—a stand-in for a
Fashion powerhouse Chanel, in an attempt to elevate its standing among watch collectors, approached Swiss watch manufacturer Audemars Pigu
As a publicity stunt, early-20th-century watchmaker Paul Wyler once demonstrated the durability of his timepieces by tossing one of them off
While browsing through an antiques shop five years ago with well-known complication specialist Christophe Claret, watch-industry veteran S
Within minutes of meeting at the Cannes International Boat Show in September 2006, executives from Swiss watch manufacturer Parmigiani Fl
Zenith’s Zero-G Tourbillon (www.zenith-watches.com) is a fantast
Swiss watchmaker Corum, the official timepiece supplier for the World Series of Poker (WSOP), is offering players the opportunity to custo
While refurbishing stopwatches and dashboard rally timers in vintage sports cars, Manchester-trained watchmaker Ian Walsh, founder of IWI (Ia
Similar to other timepieces of its genre, the new Girard-Perregaux Bi-Axial Tourbillon (
Britannia ruled the waves thanks to the finely jeweled bearings of the marine chronometer.
An eminent London diamond merchant since 1789, Backes & Strauss approaches the wristwatch as a piece of fine jewelry.
When brothers and professional aviators Nick and Giles English launched a collection of watches in memory of their RAF pilot father, Euan, in
In 2005, Parisian jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels presented its Midsummer Night’s Dream high-jewelry collection depicting impish fair
Since its launch, Breguet’s open-works La Tradition model has stood as a paean to the original mechanical style of Abraham-Louis Breguet—f
Cristina Wendt-Thévenaz, CEO of Delaneau in Geneva, brings a feminine perspective to Swiss mechanical watchmaking, an otherwise male-domin
In 1999, watchmakers Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey left Renaud et Papi with the vision of a new wristwatch tourbillon mechanism that w
Atop a table in Geneva’s Grand Théâtre and surrounded by dozens of male dancers, Elisabet Ros moved to the measured crescendo of Ravel’s B
When Colorado businessman (and avid fly fisherman) Kip Dellinger glances at his watch, he sees not only the time, but also a trout leaping