These brands hew to a standard of traditional technical excellence, largely sticking with cases in steel or precious metals, while pushing the limits of the tourbillon, the perpetual calendar, and other age-old complications.
For exotic winter vacations to the tropics, pack exclusive timepieces that will help you shine in the water, on deck and wherever else your retreat may take you.
Whether they build every model on the base of their timekeeping innovations, or mix in the oddball piece with more standard fare, these dreamers always give us amazing, thought-provoking pieces.
As we wait for the exclusive watch show to begin in Geneva on Jan. 15, we check in on recent models from some of the brands that will be exhibiting there: Parmigiani, H.Moser&Cie, IWC and Baume&Mercier.
As we gear up for Geneva 2018, Modern Luxury looks back at some of the most hotly anticipated watches of early 2017.
The week of Geneva 2018 is a good time to look at the latest in timepiece design.
This collection takes simple, familiar shapes, gives them a little twist and sends them back out into the world, brighter and bolder than ever.
Santa and Mrs Claus are finally free to take a deep breath (and perhaps a deep swig of mulled wine) and turn their attention to each other. May we suggest a few little somethings in their favorite colors?
With the cheery thought of sunshine on the (literal) horizon, let us turn our attention to watches with day/night indicators, which optimistically dole out 12 hours apiece to day and night.
Women’s watches have been almost an afterthought — mostly just men’s watches with smaller dimensions and a thick impasto of diamonds. A vanguard of brands are changing that, focusing on a feminine sensibility and creating models that speak to the modern woman.
In certain markets including India, Mexico and the Mideast, there is a distinct preference among men for timepieces that are both technical and bejeweled, as well as those dedicated to métiers d’art.
Orlinski and his vision are the perfect match for Hublot, an equally voracious brand when it comes to unexpected materials.
Wherever a heightened focus on creativity meets a wave of concentrated wealth, luxury brands will follow, seeking an audience that is primed to spend into the five, six or seven figures for a bold statement of artistry.
Tanzanite was virtually unknown until 1967; it was the first new transparent blue gemstone to be unearthed in hundreds of years.
Give your favorite sailor a toy big enough for the two of you — and a few friends. Buy him a bespoke super yacht, or rent one.
When it comes to mechanical watches, the beauty lies in the construction of the mechanism itself, and the different, inventive dial configurations that the world’s top brands come up with.
Looking for a visual masterpiece as a holiday gift? Here's a Big Bang Pop Art from Hublot, a wizardly Vacheron Constantin and a unique piece from MB&F.
The oenophiles in your life will toast your excellent taste if you present them with these fine wines.
The story of an astonishing 163.41-carat diamond.
These resorts know how to treat human’s best friend like royalty.
Bold colors took the place of Art Nouveau’s pastel shimmer, and the naturalism of Art Nouveau became the sharp geometry of Art Deco — as you can see in these jewels from Cartier, David Webb, Sutra, TAKAT and de GRISOGONO.
British Airways passenger forced to sit next to a urine-soaked seat on an eight-hour international flight.