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Anders Modig

For more than 250 years, Swiss watchmakers have been using the most exacting artistic techniques to lift their most exclusive timepieces to a whole other level – here’s how

Jewellery watches are increasingly powered by mechanical movements as women’s tastes in complications are being recognised, though quartz is still far from dead … so what does the future hold?

Famous for its reverence for the tradition in individually crafted components, the industry appears to have been won over by silicon – but not everyone is on board …

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They might live on for decades or even centuries, but even the most legendary timepieces need updating for modern times – here are five of the most exciting new versions

Green dials are here to stay, and luxury watchmakers each have their own exciting take on the trend, from Patek Philippe, Hublot and IWC, to Panerai and Moser & Cie

Watchmakers have at last realised that women are not only interested in petite, delicate pieces – now watches that are strong and bold, yet still sophisticated, are leading the way

The Middle East might be the world’s most dynamic marketplace for timepieces, with Dubai clearly leading the way – but just how did it happen?

Bridges are a fundamental part of any timepiece – and brands like Girard-Perregaux and Corum spend hundreds of hours elevating this vital mechanism to an art form

Hermès, Chanel, Gucci and Louis Vuitton are now all playing at the intersection between haute fashion and haute horlogerie, but can they really compete with classic timepiece purveyors?

The Italian luxury watchmaker’s 18ct offering contains a hefty serving of copper for a rich sunset-evoking colour, as well as platinum to prevent any change of colour over time

The Milan-based car collector’s earliest object of desire was a 1901 Isotta Fraschini, made by a firm famous for supplying kings, emperors and Hollywood stars with groundbreaking automobiles

The timepiece collector, who was 18 when he began working in Dubai’s famous gold market, owns a one-of-a-kind Patek Philippe watch and made sure his father could retire early

Dubai Watch Week welcomed luxury brands such as Rolex, Bulgari, and Breitling but also featured independent watchmakers and attracted about 15,000 visitors

The elegant timepiece, which can be used to a depth of 200 metres, has baton-shaped hands, and trapezoidal hour markers painted with Super-LumiNova tinted vanilla, and a deep-blue dial that evokes the ocean

Professional boxer Floyd Mayweather’s US$18 million Jacob & Co. Billionaire watch and Jay-Z’s Big Bang $5 Million timepiece – a birthday gift from wife Beyoncé – are examples of how diamond watches can make a spectacular personal statement

Watchmakers Omega, Breitling and Tudor and jeweller Qeelin tailor products to meet needs of young, ‘incredibly savvy clients’ with an eye for uniqueness