LUXURY

The Very Model Of A Luxury Car

Much like a fine timepiece, model automobiles make the most of their refined dimensions. Perfection to scale, from Amalgam.

The Lasting Influence — And Appeal — of Art Deco

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.

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.

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.

Jewelry Inspired By Architecture

The towering spire of a skyscraper or the crumbling design motifs on ancient ruins might plant a seed for an idea that will eventually bloom in gems.

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.

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.

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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.
Sutra - Mandarin Garnet earrings

Jewelry That Rhymes With Orange

Rings, earrings and watches that spotlight the spectacular colors of Autumn, from Jacob & Co., Andreoli, Bulgari, de GRISOGONO and Sutra.
Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater

The History Of Minute Repeaters

Audible indications are as old as mechanical horology itself. Here are some favorites from Vacheron Constantin, Breguet, Patek Philippe and Ulysse Nardin.
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.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon (hi res)

The Enduring Beauty Of Vintage Design

Watch companies are quite skilled at keeping the flame alive, returning to the archives to create new models that seem to have traversed the years without a single sign of age.
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