One can hardly blame François-Paul Journe for exhibiting a subtle look of self-satisfaction.
By dropping two timepieces from the top of the Eiffel Tower in 1956, Wyler Genève demonstrated a commitment to durability that even a skyd
Jérôme de Witt’s admiration for Abraham-Louis Breguet is rather personal.
Horology stretches back five generations in Jean-François Ruchonnet’s family, but the young watchmaker approaches the trade from a thoroug
"For centuries, the rare artistry of the watch world has been dedicated to men’s watches," says Cristina Thévenaz, CEO of DeLaneau, as she
Venture into the lakefront boutique of Antoine Preziuso in downtown Geneva, and you will have stumbled upon one of the Swiss watch industr
Considering he speaks no French, you would hardly consider Franc Vila to be a likely candidate to build a new Geneva watch brand successfu
For connoisseur watch collectors, the ultimate coup is a unique timepiece—a number one of one.
When making watches, Van Cleef & Arpels plays to its strengths.
Jewelry designer Christian Tse created a novel jeweled bracelet that with the press of a hidden stem reveals the time illuminated on a LED
Known for their uncompromising temperaments, genius watchmakers don’t often take on group projects.
Over the last two decades, complication specialist Christophe Claret has been one of the watchmaking industry’s unsung geniuses.
The new Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon Technique (www.greubelforsey
Several watchmakers presented an array of impressive divers’ watches this year, but IWC stood apart with a dramatic expansion of its Aquat
Gérald Genta has created its first all-white timepiece, inspired by Africa’s snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro.
One can easily imagine the moment of creative epiphany that occurred when a Cartier designer looked up at a rotating billboard and realize
IWC established its bona fides as a maker of modern mechanical watches in the 1980s with its original Da Vinci, which offered the then-nov
The Louvre museum in Paris is honoring the life and legacy of Abraham-Louis Breguet, a watchmaker whose contributions to horology include the
Like several Swiss watchmakers who have heavily invested in becoming more independent from movement suppliers, Breitling spent the last five
A brand best known for technical innovations, Ulysse Nardin flaunts a fresh sense of style with its Executive Dual Time, the latest addition
Each April, yachting enthusiasts gather for the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, a pageant that rewards not only speed but style.
One of the most coveted watch models among collectors is the highly complicated tourbillon, which was invented in 1801 by Abraham-Louis Br
When executives at the Geneva-based private equity firm Alliance Management hired Yvan Arpa in 2006 to run a watch company that they were
The earliest known examples of cloisonné are six gold rings dating to the 13th century B.C.
With the bang of a gavel at a 2002 Antiquorum sale in Geneva, a Patek Philippe platinum World Time watch sold for $4,026,524—the highest p
In late 2002, the Swiss watch industry buzzed with rumors that ETA, a division of the Swatch Group and the supplier of movements to a host
Richard Mille seldom makes compromises with his designs, so it is not surprising that the basic form of his new RM025 (
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.
Watchmaker Bernard Richards cannot be accused of procrastinating.