Interview: Couture Jewelry Designer Giampiero Bodino

A tantalizing display at this year's Salon Art + Design hints at the mastermind's vision

Even before entering the full-floor grandeur of The Salon Art + Design at NYC’s Armory, guests of the design fair could set foot into a wooden jewelry box of a room populated with the works of Giampiero Bodino. Bodino’s namesake brand, a part of the Richemont family where he has been a creative director for decades, features precious metal and gemstone pieces crafted with the …

Interview: Vacheron Constantin’s Artistic Director Christian Selmoni

Understanding how the oldest continuously producing watch manufacturer embraces digital design, laser-fusion and tattoos

It’s no small feat to be the oldest continuously producing watch manufacturer in the world. And while Vacheron Constantin holds this historic accolade, and can stake claim to 260 years’ worth of developments in horlogerie, the luxury Swiss watch brand continues to produce pieces that strike a balance between an illustrious past and a tech-driven future. In order to best understand how a prestige timekeeping …

Six New Timepieces Pushing Innovation in Watchmaking

Impressive, complex pieces from brands seen at SIHH 2016

Innovation in mechanical watchmaking is alive and well—bursting at the springs in fact—as we saw at this year’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (often referred to as SIHH). Few people “need” a fine mechanical timepiece, though the desire to own a mechanical work of art is something that no digital smartwatch can satisfy. The artisans at the top of their game continue to create …