March 29, 2017

At Baselworld, Luxury Timepieces Detect a Slowdown

BASEL, Switzerland — Strapped into a cockpit-style seat, eyes peering through heavy black goggles, you can almost feel the G-force as you hurtle down the bobsled […]
March 27, 2017

On Time: Bulgari Sets a Watch Record for Thinnest Self-Winding Watch

On Time By ALEX WILLIAMS BASEL, Switzerland — You can’t be too rich or too thin, and Bulgari clearly has the rich part down, as evidenced […]
March 27, 2017

On Time: New Hermès Timepiece Is a Stopwatch for the Soul

On Time By ALEX WILLIAMS BASEL, Switzerland — It is a watchmaker’s job to mark the passage of time; musing on its passage typically falls to […]
March 22, 2017

At Hermès, a ‘Company Man’

The French don’t have an expression for a “company man” but, if they did, it would almost certainly describe Laurent Dordet. The 48-year-old Frenchman has spent […]
April 5, 2016

On Time: Three Days at Baselworld, the World’s Biggest Watch Fair

April 4, 2016 By ALEX WILLIAMS Day 1, March 17 I’m still only in Basel, Switzerland. I’m lying shirtless on a mattress, slack-jawed from jet lag, […]