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 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 22, 2017

Atelier Swarovski Turns to Man-Made Gems

Advertisement Early this year, when Nadja Swarovski was deciding how to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Atelier Swarovski, she had a vision. “I wanted to do […]
November 21, 2017

When ‘Fashion Takes a Trip,’ Jewelry Comes Along

Advertisement Fashion and jewelry are among the most visible indicators of what a society values, what it lacks and desires, mourns and celebrates. Such connections are […]
November 17, 2017

Putting a Bugatti on Your Wrist

Advertisement A sports car on the wrist? To hear the maker of the new Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Type 390 tell it, that was his goal in […]
November 15, 2017

Watches: The Jeweler vs. The Watchmaker

“Cartier invented the wrist watch,” Pierre Raniero, the company’s director of image, style and heritage, declared as he sat his office in a surprisingly nondescript building […]
September 19, 2017

Frédéric Dreyer Develops the Future at Officine Panerai

NEUCHÂTEL, Switzerland — “The Little Genius.” That’s the nickname that Angelo Bonati, chief executive at Officine Panerai, has given his research and development director. And with […]
September 19, 2017

Richemont Opens an Innovation Lab in Switzerland

In today’s challenging retail climate, top watch brands are searching for any edge they can find. So the Swiss luxury giant Richemont has opened a research […]
September 19, 2017

What He’s Wearing: Bulgari

Jon Kortajarena has modeled for some of the biggest fashion names on the planet, including Versace, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, and Tom Ford. They certainly helped […]
September 19, 2017

Million-Dollar Watch to Have Its Own Gallery Show

It’s unusual for a watch to have its own exhibition at an art gallery. But then the DR01 Twelve First is no ordinary timepiece: It has […]