Heart of gold or will of steel, metals have a personality of their own. And watchmakers know how to handle their various moods, armed with patience and expertise.
Omega has just claimed, ad aeternam, the record for the deepest ever dive. A few weeks ago, Vacheron Constantin climbed to the roof of the world. After Panerai with its commandos or Richard Mille and Rambo, "extreme watches" have it tough.
Five collectors from around the globe tell us what makes the deal for them (or not). Toronto-based architect Mark Fleminger provides his insights.
In this early 21st century, table clocks are an invaluable showcase for the imagination and expertise of Fine Watch brands. After Patek Philippe and Cartier, spotlight on Jaeger-LeCoultre, Parmigiani, MB&F and L'Epée 1839.
He's a risk-taker who never shirks a challenge, which is why Cartier chose Jake Gyllenhaal to front the campaign for its iconic Santos watch. We caught up with an actor who is also an adventurer and handy with a wood plane..