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 …
The pandemic and trends in wealth have contributed to record levels of demand for many of the most coveted Swiss watches
Beyond wrist watches, these creations by Van Cleef & Arpels, Patek Philippe and Jaeger-LeCoultre prove that timepieces are true works of art
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?
Moody, minimal, monochrome: how artisan watchmakers are bringing darkness into the light
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 Swiss watchmaker has achieved a new level of haute horlogerie with its latest technical marvel
Skilled artisans are exploring the full range of their horological horizons in crafting visually exquisite timepieces
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
After years of neglect, mechanical alarms are in vogue again among makers of luxury timepieces.
Dubai Watch Week welcomed luxury brands such as Rolex, Bulgari, and Breitling but also featured independent watchmakers and attracted about 15,000 visitors
Brands find answers for their latest releases by delving way back into their 20th-century archives
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
Stunning works by Lu Yang, Paul Chan, Xu Zhen, Xinyi Cheng and Lawrence Lek have helped them make names for themselves
Watchmaking’s equivalent of haute couture makes timely statements with artisanal content and unusual designs
Clifton Baumatic collection extensions are an amazing playground in design
Brand combines modern technology with artisanal crafts of yesteryear
Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey’s 115-strong team are on a ‘perpetual quest for reflection’
Watchmakers Omega, Breitling and Tudor and jeweller Qeelin tailor products to meet needs of young, ‘incredibly savvy clients’ with an eye for uniqueness
Romain Jerome delights with its latest timepiece, created with Marvel Comics
Innovator is pushing the boundaries of what is mechanically possible
The carré – French for square – is attracting more exhibitors and visitors
Ulysse Nardin’s booth combines contemporary art with a risqué element