Miami Art Week 2016: Sun Xun’s “Reconstruction of the Universe” for Audemars Piguet

An immersive installation of epic proportions for Art Basel

There’s no denying the substantial perks of hosting Art Basel in the city of Miami during the month of December. Some of the most powerful works during the entire week can be found outdoors, but one such piece does more than bask in the Magic City’s glow; it contributes to the surrounding landscape. Commissioned by Swiss luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet for Art Basel, Chinese artist …

Six New Wristwatches Pushing The Craft Forward

Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève debut timepieces with extraordinary merit

After years of uncertainty and dipping sales in the luxury watch industry, optimism appears to be running high again. The troubles faced by wristwatch brands—some triggered by smartwatches and wearables flooding consumer feeds—were due in no part to lack of innovation. From prestige brands to Kickstarter projects, exciting new pieces debuted last year—and with the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève (SIHH) taking place …

Four Otherworldly Time-Telling Machines

A desk clock, sculptural bangle, automaton and aquapod from this year's Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève

The art of clock- and watch-making continues to see substantial developments as technical skill-sets are passed from generation to generation and new ideas come to light. This year’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève (SIHH) luxury watch fair saw the unveiling of many extraordinary timepieces from brands, both well-known and emerging. Beyond wristwatches, however, several curious time-telling machines were presented. The following four continue …