Interview: Technical Director + Master Watchmaker Pim Koeslag

Tales from the masterful hand behind the Frederique Constant, Alpina and Ateliers deMonaco brands

To attempt understanding the demands on a watchmaker requires looking at the scale of a watch and imagining how many components could possibly be inside—and how those technical attributes inform the design of the timepiece. Now, imagine holding the title of master watchmaker (or equivalent) across three very different brands at the exact same time. That’s what Pim Koeslag does for the classic maison Frederique …

Nine Exciting New Watches Between $100 to $100,000

From inspired collaborations to limited edition pieces and even a translucent watch from recycled materials

As time passes, watch brands continue to release new models and styles to appease collectors and appeal to new consumers. The value of a wristwatch remains unchanged: more than a vessel for timekeeping; it’s also an expression of taste. In many cases, it’s also an investment. The following watches posses something extra—a flourish of color, an intonation from texture, a partnership of aesthetics. They also …

Impeccable Design Defines Audemars Piguet’s [Re]master01 Selfwinding Chronograph

Limited to 500 pieces, a contemporary adaptation of a rare watch from 1943

Audemars Piguet produced only 307 chronographs between the 1930s and 1950s. Two years ago, the luxury Swiss watch manufacturer reacquired one of those rare wristwatches at a Phillips auction—for CHF 340,000. This unique piece (crafted in 1943) informs the brand new, limited edition [Re]master01 Selfwinding Chronograph—a “remastering” of the historic design, not a reissue. Aesthetically, the timepiece adheres to its inspiration source with great success; …