Watches

The Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari is a prime example of the sapphire case trend in watchmaking. Its...
Timepieces designed for left-handed people are a rarity among high-end watchmakers. That may...
The new Horological Machine No. 8 from Geneva-based MB&F is the latest in a series of...
Made in collaboration between MB&F and the Northern Irish watchmaker Stephen McDonnell, the...
Located in General Motor’s original design center, Shinola’s factory in Detroit produces watches,...
Few brands pay such close attention to their history as Vacheron Constantin , so when the Traditionnelle Chronograph Perpetual Calendar went under the knife for its latest refresh, we knew it wouldn’...
This past week, Christie’s packed its New York showroom with a healthy percentage of the vintage watches lots heading for sale on May 15 at the Rare Watches and a Rolex Afternoon auction in Geneva...
The debut of the Urwerk UR-106 Flower Power ( urwerk.com ) in Geneva earlier this year is yet another reminder that true haute horlogerie is by no means just a man’s game. This is now the fourth...
Over the years, the name Aurel Bacs — cofounder of Bacs & Russo, which has operated in partnership with auction house Phillips since 2014—has become synonymous with the world of top-tier vintage...
At a glance, the Chanel Première Camélia Skeleton ( chanel.com )—the new women’s watch equipped with what is only the brand’s second in-house movement, and its first for a women’s model—might seem to...
While there is huge demand among watch collectors for limited-edition pieces and bespoke services, the use of out-of-the-ordinary materials in watchmaking has become increasingly popular in recent...
Roger Dubuis’s custom-watch program revives the brand’s extravagant creative ethos. Many high-end watch brands offer bespoke timepieces, but Geneva-based Roger Dubuis ( rogerdubuis.com ) also...
In a surprise unveiling on Friday, Girard-Perregaux debuted yet another new addition to the Laureato line, the Laureato Skeleton . An elegant and harmoniously skeletonized movement has been fitted to...
For the first time ever, Cartier customers will be able to purchase one of the brand’s latest releases online before it reaches retailers and Cartier boutiques around the globe. The brand recently...
Buying a reissue of a vintage watch has its perks—warranty coverage, serviceability, and so on—but there is something to be said for owning an original. As we continue to see brands lean on their...
When we first saw the Christophe Claret Maestro ’s spec sheets, specifically its 42 mm case and sub-$100,000 price of entry, we were smitten. Available in both titanium and red gold (seen here), the...
The women’s watch category is in full bloom, and it would seem for 2017, floral designs continue to reign supreme. More major brands than ever have jumped on the bandwagon, providing an ample...
Pre-owned watch sales can be a touchy subject in some circles. It’s a market replete with fakes, frauds, and other inherent risks, but more important, it can often be a gateway to luxury watch...
The MB&F Legacy Machine No. 1 has seen a few iterations since its launch, and after six years on the market, MB&F has decided to give the piece one last hurrah with the LM1 Final Edition ...
Auction season is in full swing, and this May, all the major players have a glut of rare and highly collectible pieces ready for the upcoming sales scheduled for Geneva and New York. That said, many...
There is a fundamental shift occurring in the high-end watch industry, and its name is bespoke. Sure, there is still a market for premium goods produced in volume (case in point: the five-year...
The new Tonda Métrographe has arrived, and yes, it’s just as impressive as we had speculated prior to our initial viewing at SIHH . Parmigiani Fleurier ’s manufacturing prowess and elegant design has...
The chime of the new Greubel Forsey Grande Sonnerie makes a resounding impression. “You can work 11 years on a chiming watch,” says Greubel Forsey cofounder Stephen Forsey, “and if those 20 seconds...
The upcoming Phillips Geneva Watch Auction:FIVE is poised to break sales records, and after a detailed preview and a discussion with Paul Boutros, head of watches for the Americas, we have narrowed...
Our choice for Watch of the Week this week was the first piece that we saw and laid hands on in Basel, and between its bold yet minimalist design and more approachable price, the HYT H0 ($39,000)...
The Ulysse Nardin Diver Le Locle —based on one of the brand’s 1960s-era dive watches—is a true-to-original vintage design powered by a cutting-edge movement is the name of the game with the new...
It’s official: Green is slowly taking over as the new “it” color of watchmaking. Sure, we’ll keep seeing blues, grays, and of course black and white, but more brands than ever have taken a page from...
This past week in Hong Kong, watch collectors from 33 countries raised their paddles (either in person, over the phone, or virtually) at Sotheby’s Important Watches auction , which pulled in just shy...
May is shaping up to be another exciting month in the world of watch auctions. Each of the major players—Bonhams, Christie’s, and Phillips—have announced an incredible roster of rare and noteworthy...
My quest to examine the Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 ($19,900) over the course of my annual pilgrimage to Baselworld came together in particularly fluid fashion, all told. Elbow deep into the planning...

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