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The grand masters of the watchmaking industry pulled out all the stops at the recent Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2016 in Geneva. A splendid synthesis of high jewellery and artful mechanics, the show highlighted exquisitely-embellished timepieces that are also big on functionality and practicality. As there can’t…

After surviving two world wars, the 1930s stock market crash, and the 1970s ‘quartz crisis’, Audemars Piguet has retained its status as one of the world’s most iconic horological brands. By continuously innovating, honouring tradition, and dedicating itself to quality craftsmanship, its timepieces have become symbols of the finest level…

Moving away from the familiar diamonds on the bezel, top end watch makers have started producing distinctive timepieces that transcend standard designs and internal intricacy. Some of the most respected names in watchmaking now offer high complications paired with decorative techniques. This includes enamelling, open-working, and gem setting in never-before-seen…