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Baselworld 2014: Hermès Dressage L’Heure Masquée

Hermes Dressage L'heure Masquee

Many of us wondered what Hermès would do for an encore to its innovative Le Temps Suspendu watch from a few years ago. The brand answered our question this year with its introduction of the Hermès Dressage L'Heure Masquée, which boasts a new proprietary movement with a clever "hidden hours" complication. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 15 Ladies’ Watches: Are These the Best Ladies’ Watches of the Year?

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra thin Duoface

Many luxury brands, even those known more for their men's watches, released interesting new ladies' watch collections and top ladies' watches in the recent months. Here, from my blog Watch-Insider.com, are my personal choices for the most beautiful ladies' timepieces, top ladies' watches and best ladies' watches presented in 2013 and 2014 so far. A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Automatic This … [Read more...]

Time is Money: The 26 Richest Swiss Watch Barons

Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek Jr.

Each year the respected Swiss business magazine, Bilan, publishes a list of the 300 richest Swiss with a rough estimate of their fortunes. For this article in WatchTime's November-December issue, on sale now, we examined the 2013 list to see which members of the watch industry made the ranking. Here they are: … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: Hermès Unveils its First Tourbillon Watch

Hermes Arceau Lift flying tourbillon

Up until very recently, Hermès was known more as a fashion brand than as a purveyor of haute horlogerie. However, its watchmaking subsidiary, La Montre Hermès, has been challenging those assumptions as of late with many of its new watches and proprietary movements, and has now released its first tourbillon watch, called the Arceau Lift. … [Read more...]

La Montre Hermès CEO Luc Perramond: The WatchTime Q&A

Luc Perramond, CEO of Hermes watches

Luc Perramond, CEO of La Montre Hermès, the watchmaking division of the famed French fashion house, is on a mission to elevate Hermès timepieces to a higher level of manufacturing self-sufficiency and horological mastery. Last year, the first Hermès watches with proprietary mechanical movements made their debut at Baselworld, and Perramond has been very busy since then. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2013 Day Three: Breguet, Jaquet Droz, Girard-Perregaux, Hermès

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Day Three at the Baselworld watch fair was packed, as my WatchTime editorial colleagues and I visited a slew of big-name watch brands and had the opportunity to check out their latest offerings for 2013, including horological milestones from Breguet and Girard-Perregaux. … [Read more...]

The Atmos Hermes Clock

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Hermes, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and Les Cristalleries de St. Louis have combined their watchmaking and glassmaking expertise to produce the Atmos Hermes Clock, a table clock that "lives on air." Housed in a crystal sphere, the mechanism developed by Jaeger-LeCoultre is powered by a hermetically sealed capsule containing a mixture of gases that expands when the temperature rises and contracts when it … [Read more...]

Watch Wallpaper: 10 Skeleton Watches

Ulysse Nardin Maxi Skeleton

Growing fascination with the inner workings of mechanical watches has sparked a boom in skeletonized looks. Click here to download wallpaper images of skeleton watches from Breguet, Omega, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget and more of the watches showcased in our feature, "The Inside Story," from the upcoming March-April issue of WatchTime. … [Read more...]

Leather and Lugs: The Making of a Hermès Watch Strap

Hermes leather strap edge finishing

Watch straps usually play second fiddle to the watches they hold in place. Not at La Montre Hermès, which takes its leather goods as seriously as it does its watchmaking. In this feature from the WatchTime archives, Gisbert Brunner explores how a fine leather watch strap is crafted. … [Read more...]

Hermès Dressage

Hermes Dressage watch

La Montre Hermès has updated its Dressage watch for men, expanding the diameter of its traditional tonneau case by 1.5 mm to 40.5 mm. The big news for Hermès is what’s inside: the firm’s first proprietary movement. The movement, Caliber H1837, is made for Hermès by Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier, in which Hermès has a 25-percent share; the other 75 percent is owned by the Sandoz Family … [Read more...]

Pocket Full of Complications: Today’s Haute Horlogerie Pocketwatches

Cartier PocketWatch

Even though the wristwatch long ago supplanted it in popularity, the classical pocketwatch continues to soldier on as a novelty in the world of timepieces, beloved by some collectors for their old-school appeal and large, decorative movements, and many of today's watch brands have used the style to express not only their historical cachet but also their horological expertise. Here we shine the … [Read more...]

Only Watch World Tour Runs August 30 – September 22

On September 23, the Principality of Monaco will stage the world-famous Only Watch charity watch auction. Under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II, 40 unique timepieces will be sold by leading horological auction house Antiquorum. Leading up to the auction, the featured timepieces will be on tour, visiting many of the world's leading collecting capitals. … [Read more...]

LVMH Acquires Stake in Hermès

LVMH, owner of TAG Heuer, Hublot and Zenith, has acquired 17.1% of French fashion house Hermès for approximately $2 billion. Founded in 1837, Hermès is perhaps best known for scarves, ties and handbags, though the company also produces a range of fashion watches, as well as fine watches in its Pièces d'exception line. … [Read more...]

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Watch Company Financial Results for 2009

For the most part, the Great Recession of 2009 pretty much mugged corporate sales and profits. In the watch sector, for example, the Bulgari and Movado groups reported red ink for the year. But there were exceptions to the battered sales and profits syndrome. Fossil, for one, had its most profitable year ever. Here’s a survey of the full-year results of publicly traded firms who are watch … [Read more...]