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How Van Cleef & Arpels made high jewellery out of the humble zip – Wallis Simpson spoke about the new fastener to the brand’s creative director, and the Zip necklace was born

Inspiration struck in the 1930s when VCA creative director Renée Puissant met Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, who told him about a fascinating new fastener in her favourite clothes …

Inspiration struck in the 1930s when VCA creative director Renée Puissant met Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, who told him about a fascinating new fastener in her favourite clothes …

How Van Cleef & Arpels made high jewellery out of the humble zip – Wallis Simpson spoke about the new fastener to the brand’s creative director, and the Zip necklace was born
16 Nov 2021 - 10:00AM
Explainer | How does the tourbillon work and how did it revolutionise watchmaking? Invented by Breguet in 1801, Bulgari, Richard Mille and Jaeger-LeCoultre still love it today

Invented by Abraham-Louis Breguet for Napoleon in 1801, big name watchmakers continue to add tourbillons of all kinds to their models to show off their technical skills

Invented by Abraham-Louis Breguet for Napoleon in 1801, big name watchmakers continue to add tourbillons of all kinds to their models to show off their technical skills

How does the tourbillon work and how did it revolutionise watchmaking? Invented by Breguet in 1801, Bulgari, Richard Mille and Jaeger-LeCoultre still love it today
26 Oct 2021 - 2:24PM
Avengers Assemble: Audemars Piguet teams up with Marvel’s Don Cheadle – the Swiss watchmaker CEO’s friendship with War Machine’s actor brings an exciting collaboration

The Swiss luxury watchmaker teams up with Avenger actor Don Cheadle to launch an initiative aimed at underprivileged schoolkids in the US and beyond

The Swiss luxury watchmaker teams up with Avenger actor Don Cheadle to launch an initiative aimed at underprivileged schoolkids in the US and beyond

Avengers Assemble: Audemars Piguet teams up with Marvel’s Don Cheadle – the Swiss watchmaker CEO’s friendship with War Machine’s actor brings an exciting collaboration
19 Mar 2021 - 5:22PM
Cartier, Piaget, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre join Alibaba’s Tmall, following LVMH with virtual stores for online customers – how much would you spend on a luxury watch you’d never seen?

Watch brands are trying out augmented reality headsets and virtual assistants – while old-school holdouts, like Rolex, insist technology is not immersive enough yet

Watch brands are trying out augmented reality headsets and virtual assistants – while old-school holdouts, like Rolex, insist technology is not immersive enough yet

Cartier, Piaget, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre join Alibaba’s Tmall, following LVMH with virtual stores for online customers – how much would you spend on a luxury watch you’d never seen?
6 Oct 2020 - 10:08AM
Watches & Wonders 2020 highlights: Cartier, Panerai, Hermès and more launch daring luxury timepieces at Geneva’s first digital-only fair

Tourbillons are trending, Cartier delighted with skeletonised timepieces and Hermès used a meteorite from Mars – while Roger Dubuis unveiled a gong sounding a dissonant tritone known as the ‘devil’s interval’.

Tourbillons are trending, Cartier delighted with skeletonised timepieces and Hermès used a meteorite from Mars – while Roger Dubuis unveiled a gong sounding a dissonant tritone known as the ‘devil’s interval’.

Watches & Wonders 2020 highlights: Cartier, Panerai, Hermès and more launch daring luxury timepieces at Geneva’s first digital-only fair
17 Jun 2020 - 5:23AM