Ten Extraordinary New Timepieces

Unexpected, inspiring and innovative wristwatches

With eyes ever-wandering to the whizzes and bangs of the smartwatch world, traditional luxury brands have amped up the wonders defining their own timepieces. To be honest, there’s nothing quite like a watch. Even though people generally look to their phones for the time, wristwatches have honed their value. Less a tool, these are stylish accessories, statement-makers, reflections of personality and desire—and even values. When …

Cartier’s Mystery Clocks Exhibition

19 time-telling art pieces with extraordinary history

A rare treat awaited guests of this year’s prestigious SIHH luxury watch trade show: 19 of Cartier‘s extraordinary Mystery Clocks. Hand-selected by Pascale Lepeu, curator of the Cartier Collection, these time-telling artworks were brought to life between 1912 and 1967 (though, production continues today). These were (and are) pieces made in very limited quantities—with rarity underscored by their quick global sales. In 1973, Cartier’s reacquisition …

Astrological Signs Glow On Van Cleef & Arpels’ Midnight Zodiac Lumineux Poetic Complications

The stars aligned atop these new automatic watches also illuminate with the motion of one's wrist

Once again, French jewelry and watch brand Van Cleef & Arpels demonstrates that there’s a poetry to the stars. Among their latest pieces unveiled during SIHH (the prestigious Geneva-based watch trade sho) a series of poetic astronomy timepieces capture the majesty of the Western Zodiac. These 12 imaginative releases are more than visual delights with glowing stars upon the dial. They’re also a feat of …