Zenith Classic Defy with blue dial on the wrist

5 Highlights From WatchTime New York To Fall For From Jaeger-LeCoultre, Zenith, RGM, Bremont, And Jaquet Droz

An impressive range of 30 international luxury watch brands will welcome horological enthusiasts, connoisseurs, and collectors to WatchTime New York on October 26 and 27, 2018. Held in Manhattan’s Gotham Hall, WatchTime New York offers plenty of opportunity for enthusiasts and the curious alike to get in contact with brands and try on their watches. Sabine Zwettler highlights five watches to look out for at the fair.

5 Intriguing Moon Phase Watches Lighting Up The Horological Sky In 2018

For moon-struck astronomy fans looking for a fix until the next lunar eclipse takes place on January 20 in 2019, here are five beautiful haute horlogerie moon phases watches, all powered by manufacture calibers.

The Olympic Australis, at $2,500,000 it's the world's most valuable opal

Shrouded In Mystery And Fire: Opals In Jaquet Droz And Piaget Timepieces (Archive)

Alexander Doerr hadn’t really paid much attention to opals before, but upon closer inspection realized that this gemstone is extraordinary – they are shrouded in mystery and well worth learning more about. Looking at an opal is like looking at fireworks or even looking into a galaxy. And two Swiss watch brands specialize in using the fiery gemstone in watches are Jaquet Droz and Piaget.

Aligned screw heads on the Jaquet Droz Grand Seconde Skelet-One

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One: One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others

Jaquet Droz has been creating beautiful pieces of horology and automata for nearly three centuries, and in that time there has been little to no emphasis on exposed or skeletonized movements. Yet here we have the new Grande Seconde Skelet-One! Check out why Joshua Munchow thinks this is a stunning piece of horology even though it may be outside the brand’s established design arena.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona

5 Dazzling Gem-Set Watches For Men From 2018 Ranging From Relatively Discreet (Chopard) To Obvious (Antoine Preziuso, Jaquet Droz) And Flagrant (Hublot) Before Ending In Full Bling (Rolex)

While it is true that today most gem-set watches are created with the female wrist in mind, which means that these timepieces are smaller and perhaps less suitable for wear by men, based largely on the growing number of new pieces I have seeing launching of late gem-set watches for men could well be making something of a comeback. Take a look at 5 examples of new gem-set watches for men from 2018 by Rolex, Hublot, Jaquet Droz, Chopard, and Antoine Preziuso.

Jaquet Droz Petite Heuer Minute Smalta Clara

Translucency Trend: 9 Watches That Aid In Defining The Difference Between Transparent And Translucent

The idea of transparency seems to have come full circle with the development of sapphire crystal cases, making the entire watch see-through – and much more expensive. Now designers often use translucency as a newer, more unique way of offering views to the movement. “Transparent” is often confused with “translucent,” and many use the terms interchangeably. But there is an important difference to note.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked

Five Skeleton Watches: Omega, Jaquet Droz, Audemars Piguet, Chopard, And Arnold & Son Become Transparent

Here are five recent examples of skeletonization – both traditionally and contemporarily crafted – that take the art form to the next level. Each one of them has a strong allure that derives from the meticulous finishing and uncluttered design of mechanical “bare bones.”

Urwerk AMC watch in cradle

Ultimate Toys For Watch Lovers: Both Form And Fun Follow Function In These Follies By Jaquet Droz, Urwerk, And MB&F

The lines between form, fun, and functionality have been blurry, especially in recent years. Which is why we see more and more mechanical objects with relationships to time but perhaps not directly related. Here Martin Green explores three such objects by Jaquet Droz, Urwerk, and MB&F.

Patek Philippe Chronograph Reference 7150250R

5 New Ladies Timepieces Both Technically Intriguing And Aesthetically Captivating

Whenever Sabine write articles about high-end ladies’ watches, she is fascinated by how masterfully some of them blend technological expertise and sublime design. And to highlight what she’s talking about, here are five recent horological treasures from Romain Gauthier, Jaquet Droz, Breguet, Chopard and Patek Philippe, exquisitely fashioned for the demanding aficionada’s wrist.

Jaquet Droz Signing Machine: Keeping Handwriting Alive, With A Machine

Introduced in time for the 280th anniversary of Jaquet Droz in 2018, the Signing Machine was officially launched at Baselworld 2018. The Signing Machine is definitely a worthy descendant of Pierre Jaquet-Droz’s Writer automaton, widely considered one of the first computers in the world.