Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185 (Quadriptyque)

Sponsored by Jaeger-LeCoultre

Limited to 10 pieces, luxury Swiss watch manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185 (aka the Quadriptyque) celebrates an iconic wristwatch model through an abundance of astronomical functionality. An example of haute horlogerie at its finest, the Quadriptyque incorporates a tourbillon, perpetual calendar and minute repeater complication into a slender but legible wristwatch with three dedicated lunar indicators. It’s a poetic piece as much as …

URWERK’s AMC Tabletop Atomic Clock + Wristwatch

New technology provides unprecedented accuracy, for a price of $2.7 million, from the independent Swiss horology brand

For all the time-telling pieces on hand during Geneva’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève (SIHH), nothing comes close to independent Swiss watch brand URWERK‘s 55-pound desk clock, the AMC (Atomic Master Clock). This portable atomic clock cradles its partner—a mechanical wristwatch—which it then pairs with, adjusts, winds and regulates the balance rate (taking into account humidity and air pressure). The utmost accuracy, of course, is the goal. URWERK co-founders Felix …

MB&F + L’Epée 1839’s “The Fifth Element” Weather Station

An entirely mechanical UFO featuring a thermometer, a barometer, and a hygrometer

No one in the world of horlogerie understands the dual-force effect of science fiction with purpose quite like MB&F. On a broader level, every release from the imaginative design house emphasizes the power of artistic and technical exploration, and consumers have appreciated the eccentric yet useful benefits of this. The brand’s name—short for Maximilian Büsser and Friends—calls to attention the fact that their pieces are …