“Paillonnage” is an ornamental technique that’s almost three hundred years old. It involves using tiny pieces of gold leaf or “paillons” to create a raised design which is then coated in a layer of enamel to make it colourful, glossy and translucent. Burgundy enamel beams...

Best known for its fabulous ivory Grand Feu enamel dials and figure 8 shape, the La Chaux-de-Fonds watchmaker has surprised its admirers with a modern take on its timepieces. The steel case comes in two sizes (39 and 43mm diameter) and houses the self-winding JD1150P...

The La Chaux-de-Fonds brand has a unique tradition dating back to its relationship with China in the 18th century: it celebrates Chinese New Year with an artistic piece bearing a creature from astrology. The 41mm diamond-paved white or rose gold case overflows with symbols and...

The La Chaux-de-Fonds-based company is a patron of the Béjart Ballet in Lausanne and has enhanced its role by taking inspiration from two pieces by the artist Stéphanie Barba. The result of the company’s encounter with the French choreographer in the 1980s was a portfolio...

Time has become a luxury nowadays and the watch sometimes steals our freedom as we soon become a slave to the dial with our eyes glued to the hour and minute hands ticking by. That isn’t true of the Dressage L'Heure Masquée model which provides...

Pierre Arpels belonged to the second generation of the Arpels dynasty and joined the famous brand on Place Vendôme in 1944. His creative talent and charming elegance made him stand out from the crowd. This same elegance tinged with simplicity and subtlety radiates from the...