Van Cleef & Arpels - giraffe clips

Beauty And The Beasts

Pandas and polar bears, tigers, giraffes and elephants: High-end jewelers have long been intrigued by these enchanting powerhouses of the animal kingdom. Some sparkling examples from Van Cleef & Arpels, de GRISOGONO, Boucheron and Cicada.
Hamilton - khaki field pioneer auto

Timepieces With Military Style

The modern men’s wristwatch owes its popularity to the soldiers of World War I, and a number of today’s most famous brands continue to draw inspiration from these military roots.
Tourbillons montage

Tourbillon: A Technical Tour De Force

To create a tourbillon, in the world of haute horology, seems to be a kind of code, a signal that a brand has truly arrived. Here are some beautiful examples from Breguet, Patek Philippe, A. Lange & Söhne and Vacheron Constantin.
Chaumet - Jardins Araignée ring

Along Came A Spider ...

Jewelers and watchmakers have seized the symmetrical, alien glamour of the spider to create pieces that range from fanciful to frightening.
A. Lange & Söhne – Zeitwerk Minute Repeater

The Cool Mechanics Of Minute Repeaters

Known as the “queen of complications,” the minute repeater is an extremely challenging addition to the cramped confines of a mechanical wristwatch, and it can take a watchmaker up to 12 years of experience to be able to create one.
Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Édition Limitée

Sports Watches With A Purpose

While beauty, precision and craftsmanship remain the most well-known qualities of fine mechanical timepieces, it may be their functionalities that give them their most captivating meaning, especially in the sporting world.