Watches and Clocks

January 16, 2018

Watchmaking’s New Favorite? Ceramic

Advertisement Step aside gold, and make way titanium and steel. Ceramic, the high-tech material first introduced to watchmaking by IWC Schaffhausen and Rado in the ’80s, […]
January 16, 2018

As an Independent Watchmaker, Romain Gauthier Has His Own Ideas

Advertisement For someone who was born, raised and still lives and works in the Vallée de Joux, the famed watchmaking hub of Switzerland, Los Angeles might […]
January 16, 2018

Watches: IWC Schaffhausen Celebrates 150 Years

Advertisement GENEVA — In 1868, a 27-year-old American engineer named Florentine Ariosto Jones arrived in Schaffhausen, a Rhine River town in the German-speaking part of Switzerland, […]
January 16, 2018

Watch Collectors Talk, Uh, Watches

Advertisement LONDON — Invite two passionate watch collectors to meet, ask them to bring along a few of their favorite watches and then just let the […]
January 16, 2018

In Watches, Swapping a Motor Sport Focus for the High Seas

Advertisement Jean-Marc Pontroué has mixed feelings about leaving the Swiss watch brand Roger Dubuis, after six years as its chief executive, to take the same role […]
January 15, 2018

Watches: Watch Brands Confront a Risky Business: The Secondhand Market

Advertisement About four years ago, Maximilian Büsser, founder of the boutique watch brand MB&F, bought his wife a 1970s Rolex Air-King for $2,500 on the website […]
January 15, 2018

Putting Apple Watch Experience to Work at Ulysse Nardin

Advertisement Last summer Ulysse Nardin, the Swiss watch brand, hired a new chief executive with an unlikely provenance: Patrick Pruniaux, who had been working at Apple, […]
January 15, 2018

The Watch Capital of France? Besançon

Advertisement BESANÇON, France — Besançon, the ancient city in the eastern part of the country near the border with Switzerland, is known as the watch capital […]
November 30, 2017

For Wood, It’s Time to Shine

It’s a humble material found throughout our homes and offices as well as in the forests and gardens outdoors. In some traditions, it has been the […]
November 17, 2017

Making Watches for People ‘Who Can Read and Write’

BERLIN — If there is an argument to support the notion of a renaissance in German design, it might be found in a loft office in […]