It starts with the strap and ends with the full-blown experience of a bespoke timepiece. Personalising a watch has no other limit than the amount you're willing (or able) to spend.
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Recent developments have enabled watchmakers to overcome some of the difficulties inherent to working with sapphire and use its transparency to ever more spectacular effect. However, the greatest challenges aren't always where one might think. The proof with MB&F.
A rarely seen exercise in style ten years ago, skeleton watches are now part of the regular collections at brands intent on showing off their watches' inner beauty.
Mechanical watchmaking is a world of unbridled creativity, as SIHH 2019 once again demonstrates. Whether in the field of traditional complications or in the "new horology" playground, after a quieter period these extraordinary creations again have an audience. Here is our selection of the ten most outstanding of all.
This past weekend in Miami, Florida, the first ever Watches & Wonders Miami took place in and around Palm Court in the Miami Design District. This event marked the first time a Watches & Wonders exhibition had been staged in America, and – judging by the success of the show—it won’t be the last.
What's new in the Carré des Horlogers? How about magnificent guillochage, splendid complications, a hefty dose of innovation and some not-what-you-expected designs. "Carré" may be French for square, these contemporary brands have no trouble thinking outside the box.
Since 2005, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie has been recognised around the world as the leading authority for excellence in watchmaking, a status it confirms with the arrival of twelve new partner-brands. Now with 41 partner-brands supporting its work, the FHH is all set for the next twelve years and more.
In today’s world, more and more watch brands are struggling to set themselves apart and to offer customers a truly individual shopping experience. One of the ways that some are meeting the challenge is by offering a personalization or customization service.
Christiaan Huygens foresaw it. Antide Janvier and Abraham-Louis Breguet made it happen. Resonance is a well-known phenomenon of physics, but only a handful of modern watchmakers have succeeded in applying it to their movements.