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A Look at Five Beautiful Floral Watches

By Kristen Shirley

These carved and gilded dials prove that floral watches don’t need to be pink to be beautiful, and beneath these artistic dials lie precise mechanical movements. Graff, MasterGraff Floral Graff perfectly unites a feminine aesthetic, gem setting and a mechanical movement in the MasterGraff Floral timepiece. White-gold flowers bloom across the white mother-of-pearl dial, and to show the movement is […]

Girard-Perregaux CEO Patrick Pruniaux on the Brand’s Latest Timepieces

By Emma Reynolds

Swiss watch brand Girard-Perregaux has been producing watches for more than 225 years, evolving into one of the most recognizable names in the industry. In 2018, Patrick Pruniaux was appointed as Girard-Perregaux’s CEO; in his role, he wants to keep up with innovation while still honoring the brand’s heritage. “[This year’s focus] is to continue to express how different we […]

Behind the Scenes with Parmigiani Fleurier

By Kristen Shirley

Chances are, even if you don’t have a Parmigiani Fleurier watch, one piece in your collection has parts that its parent company, the Sandoz Family Foundation, manufactured. Its factories are a veritable treasure trove of components made for Parmigiani Fleurier and for the world’s most prestigious brands. While most of its clients require anonymity, some of its more high-profile clients […]

Six Luxury Adventure Watches for Men

By Roberta Naas

With more and more people looking for active experiences and adventures in life, watch brands are keeping pace by creating timepieces designed to go the distance, whether your adventure of choice is diving, flying or exploring. Some brands look to their rich heritage supporting explorers to create watches with a vintage look, while others highlight their technological advancements with modern […]

Four of the Best Luxury Sports Watches

By Emma Reynolds

Not every occasion calls for a dress watch and, more often than not, you need more than one timepiece for daily activities and casual events. Whether you’re physically participating in a sport or simply want to change it up day to day, each of these sporty watches offers a laid-back look alongside high levels of mechanical and technological innovation. IWC […]

Six of the Best Watches Celebrating the Year of the Rat

By Alex Martin

China accounts for almost 20 percent of the global population, making the Chinese New Year one of the world’s biggest annual celebrations. This week, we entered the Year of the Rat, the first of the 12 zodiac animals on the calendar. The Rat is a renowned symbol of wealth in ancient Chinese tradition, so what better way to celebrate than […]

A Stunning Selection of Luxury Jewelry Watches

By Kristen Shirley

Few timepieces are as breathtakingly beautiful as high-jewelry watches. Secret watches hide tiny dials underneath sensational stones, and some watchmakers decorate classic shapes and automatic movements with gem-set designs. Bulgari, Serpenti Misteriosi Intrecciati The Serpenti has been a jewelry and timepiece icon since its debut in the 1960s and, this year, Bulgari introduced the first version with a beaded bracelet. […]

Luxury Watches Inspired by the Animal Kingdom

By Roberta Naas

Today’s finest watchmakers are breathing life into their dials by using them as canvases to reinterpret majestic animals and birds. Referred to as métiers d’art, decorating a watch dial is an art that dates back centuries. Today, brands and their artisans have elevated existing techniques to new heights and developed ever-more innovative methods for ornamentation. Artisans turn to unusual materials […]

H Moser & Cie CEO Edouard Meylan on Modernizing Tradition

By Kristen Shirley

Since acquiring independent watchmaker H Moser & Cie in 2012, CEO Edouard Meylan has shaken up the sometimes staid watch world. He speaks to Kristen Shirley about changing the status quo. A watch covered in live plants, a perpetual calendar without a way to identify it as a perpetual calendar and the infamous Swiss Mad watch, with a case made […]

Four Luxury Aventurine Dial Watches

By Kristen Shirley

It was purely by chance — a l’avventura in Italian — that a glassblower in 19th century Murano, Italy created aventurine when he accidentally spilled copper shavings into molten glass; the resulting metal inclusions gave the glass an incredible sparkle. Today, aventurine glass is frequently used in watch dials, its glitter highlighting a diamond’s fire or evoking the heavens above. […]