Opened in 2006, Vacheron Constantin's Les Cabinotiers department is something of a world apart. It renews with the tradition of bespoke watches and one-of-a-kind pieces, offered as a service to collectors.
The first exhibition to be jointly curated by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie and the Michelangelo Foundation, both of which recently relocated to a historic building in downtown Geneva, highlights rare crafts and the "singular talents" who perpetuate these skills.
After three and a half years, a dream comes true for Nicolas G. Hayek as Breguet unveils its replica of the pocket watch made for France's most famous queen. Interview.
As the recent Intellectual Property Day at Geneva University's School of Law clearly spelled out, counterfeiting is a global scourge and the weapons with which to fight it still lack bite. The first in a three-part file.
Although many brands create jewellery versions within each of their core product families, the true haute joaillerie watch stands apart from “set” pieces. But making this kind of commitment is not easy.
Waltham, Rolex, "Shturmanskie", TAG Heuer, Breitling, Omega and Bulova have all been witness to historic exploits. They have climbed Everest, dived 10,000 metres under the sea, orbited the Earth or landed on the moon. A look back at these legendary adventurers
Without longitude to steer their course, far too many sailors were lost at sea. It took centuries, and many ingenious inventions, before they were able to find the route to India or simply the way home.
This is a very interesting subject, because each one of us has a different set of ideas about exactly what constitutes an iconic timepiece. I will first address the matter by thinking about the person who decides to start a collection of favourite watches.