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In an age where watchmaking technology is so advanced, ateliers are now in a bold race towards new horological extremes, writes Madeline Hoskin. With the rise of smart watches and wearable tech, a big question mark has loomed over the future of fine watchmaking. How can

For centuries watchmakers have known that the definition of a timepiece need not include a face. In fact, many designers have found that removing this façade only enhances the magic in the beautiful contemporary design of skeleton watches, writes Madeline Hoskin. The skeleton watches movement has

This year marks the 85th anniversary of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso – easily one of the most recognisable timepieces in history. In order to fittingly celebrate such an icon, the manufacturer has had to innovate, writes Madeline Hoskin. Ingenious design is born of necessity, and Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso is

It was in 1931 when a group of British army officers, stationed in India, challenged Jacques-David LeCoultre to design a watch able to withstand the rigours of polo, the country's most prestigious sport. It was this challenge that led to the creation of the Reverso watch.

With its timeless look and its triple timezone chronograph, the Breitling Chronoliner has asserted itself as the authentic flight captain’s watch. It offers a blend of luxury and performance in a red-gold limited series that will appeal to aviation aficionados, whether in aircraft cockpits or cabins. An 18K red gold

If you like your watches how you like your autos – sleek,  powerful and advanced – then you cannot look past Breitling’s  range of exclusive chronographs for Bentley, writes Madeline Hoskin. When it comes to creating both cars and timepieces, precision is paramount. So it was

Esteemed watchmaker and jeweller Piaget is set to open its biggest flagship in the world at the beginning of May. Spread over two floors, the new store at 7 Rue de la Paix in Paris will affirm the unique personality of the brand. The address alone is

The intricacies of contemporary haute horlogerie have seen watches transform from mere timepieces – beyond artistic feats – to become poetry in play, writes Madeline Hoskin. For luxe timepiece creators Van Cleef & Arpels, the concept of time is a fluid one – something that transcends mere seconds, minutes, hours – able to