Louis Vuitton Seizes The Day With Complex New Tambour Carpe Diem

Louis Vuitton's 'La Fabrique du Temps' houses not only a tremendous amount of expertise but also a great deal of passion. In the past, we have already seen that the two combined can result in tantalizing creations that redefy watchmaking. With the new Tambour Carpe Diem, Louis Vuitton succeeds in that again by bringing to life a skull and snake that not only tells the time but also serves as a constant reminder to savor it.

By Martin Green

Legendary Watchmaker Michel Parmigiani Celebrates 70th Birthday With New Watch

Today Michel Parmigiani is celebrating his 70th birthday. Born in the Swiss canton of Neuchatel, he developed a passion for watchmaking at a very early age. His career choice was obvious, but the path he followed was clearly against the stream. Parmigiani already showed great promise at the Val-de-Travers watchmaking school. This allowed him to start his career in one of the most demanding fields of watchmaking; restauration.

Jaquet Droz Delights With Stunning New Automaton

When it comes to automaton's Jaquet Droz has a reputation to uphold, as they are the benchmark in the industry for this. While the automatons created by the brand's founder where already mesmerizing, incorporating such technology in a wristwatch is equally challenging. For Jaquet Droz this is merely a challenge that they take on with expertise and great imagination as they proof once more with the introduction of the Magic Lotus Automaton.

Haute Complication: A Legacy Continues With The Jaquet Droz Loving Butterfly Automaton

Pierre Jaquet-Droz had an unusual talent; he could make the most complicated, real-life looking automatons. These dolls performed extraordinary feats, such as drawing a face down to the last detail or write a letter with an ink pen, perfectly legible. Today that legacy still lives on in the company that bears its name, but now in wristwatches, and the latest is the Loving Butterfly Automaton.

Jaquet Droz Lady 8 Flower: Art, Automaton or Watch?

Many ladies watches, even more so than men's watches, are on the threshold of being watch or art. They combine their timekeeping function with intricate designs, gemstone settings, enamel painting, and in the case of the Lady 8 Flower: an automaton.

The Mechanical Marvels of Baselworld 2017

The essence of a watch is keeping accurate time, but that has never stopped watchmakers turning them into more. At Baselworld we were delighted by a few watches that delighted us by motion, music and light!