Grandfather clocks

Patek Philippe Celebrates 175th Anniversary in Style

11.07.14

The Swiss watchmaker marked its 175th year with the unveiling of six new pieces, including the Grandmaster Chime, which was seven years in the making.

Bringing Old Watch Brands Out of Obscurity

11.07.14

Montres L. Leroy, a watchmaker to the royal courts of Europe, and Manufacture Royale, which has ties to Voltaire, are among companies that are reviving old names.

How Will Apple’s ‘Smart Watch’ Affect the Industry?

11.07.14

Ryan Raffaelli, a Harvard Business School professor, recently argued that the Apple device could bolster the watch industry rather than threaten it.

Hermès Scarves Form Basis for Limited Edition Wristwear

11.07.14

Designs for the carré scarf — drawn from the company’s classic origins as a maker of saddles and other equestrian tackle — are being used for new watch models.

Boutique Brands in Japan Keep Independent Watchmaking Alive

11.07.14

In a market dominated by industrial-scale brands such as Seiko, Citizen and Casio, niche businesses are fighting to keep artisan trades alive.

Timepieces That Connect With a History of Exploration

11.07.14

Early explorers relied on mechanical timepieces for navigation; modern-day adventurers are carrying on the tradition.

Watchmakers Turn to 3-D Printing

11.07.14

Atelier le Brézéguet, a small French company, is among the first in the sector to use the new technology to create unique dials for its wristwatches.

Printed Matters

11.05.14

The 23rd annual Print Fair brings together works from masters old and new, from Mary Cassatt to Damien Hirst

True Brit

11.05.14

The Royal Institute of British Architects’ headquarters houses a world-class collection in an exquisitely preserved building

A Thomas Struth Print Is on the Block

11.05.14

A preview of selected lots from sales around the world
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