Everyone wants a wristwatch that is part mechanical genius and part great design.
With the release of the Big Pilot’s Watch, the International Watch Co.
Audemars Piguet unveiled its Royal Oak Concept watch to some of its most important retailers by intentionally dropping the $155,000 tourbillo
In the heart of Switzerland’s Jura Mountains lies the Vallée de Joux, a small basin that is encircled by dense forests and blanketed with
Few things rankle more than when someone disses your sweetheart—even if she happens to be a watch.
Would you buy a watch from a designer whose work was thrown out of Switzerland’s most prestigious exhibition?
A few years ago, as Hermès watchmakers in Switzerland were hard at work developing the innovative Nomade travel timepiece, a call came fro
Maurice Lacroix’s flagship Masterpiece Collection strives to marry traditional craftsmanship with modern styling and function.
Only a hardened watch industry insider or collector recognizes the names Svend Andersen, Thomas Baumgartner, or Bernhard Lederer.
President Nixon made his historic trip to China, Carole King’s Tapestry swept the Grammys, M*A*S*H and The Godfather were big draws at the bo
Like Magellan, who had trouble enlisting a patron for his 16th-century quest to find a new route to Asia, Everhard Vissers could not find a S
Cristina Thévenaz is not your typical watch executive.
The Sonnerie Souveraine is one of François-Paul Journe’s most remarkable accomplishments in watchmaking.
Audemars Piguet (888.214.6858, www.audemarspiguet.com) has high hopes that its ne
You may not attract many stares wearing Blancpain’s subtle 1735 grand complication—except among fellow aficionados who realize, with more
When Matt Chambers, owner and president of Confederate Motorcycles in Abita Springs, La., unveiled the new Hellcat G2 at the Sturgis Motorcyc
With histories that are measured in centuries, venerable brands Patek Philippe and Girard-Perregaux can easily justify having their own mu
As long as man has been compelled to strap a watch to his wrist to track the passing hours, minutes, and seconds of the day, that timepiece h
This month, we travel back in time for a look at . . .
Charles Lewis Tiffany had an eye for watches.
Pierre Kunz defies the notion that high-end mechanical watchmaking is strictly a handicraft refined over generations by established brands.
Although it’s easy to imagine agent 007, trapped on a remote mountaintop, unscrewing the cap of Breitling’s Emergency and extending the anten
Any watch’s ultimate purpose is to tell the time of day, but an obviously unbridgeable gulf exists between a mass-market-manufactured Timex a
When Audemars Piguet introduced its groundbreaking Royal Oak in 1972, the company assumed a split personality that has lasted for 30 years
When Patek Philippe unveiled its supercomplicated Sky Moon Tourbillon wristwatch at last year’s World Watch and Jewellery Show in Basel, Swit
If Aspen hasn’t appeared on your watch-buying radar, consider this: One of the most celebrated watchmakers in the world, François-Paul Journe
During my annual pilgrimage to the Grimoldi store in Milan’s Piazza Duomo last fall, I noticed that its proprietors, brothers Roberto and
Parmigiani Fleurier has marked a watchmaking milestone with Forma, the first timepiece from the exclusive boutique brand that is powered with
A complicated watch movement—its intricate mechanisms engaged in the rhythmic tracking of time—is beautiful to behold.