Time & Place

Original materials, incredible colors, and spectacular artistry give these notable watches a unique appeal—the more distinctive a timepiece, the more compelling the magic. Where will your imagination take you?

Photos by Junichi Ito 

Styling by Stephen Watson

ABOVE: Tonda 1950 Tourbillon Rainbow Galaxy by Parmigiani Fleurier, $143,900; parmigiani.com
ABOVE: Venturer Concept Arctic Blue by H.Moser & Cie, $25,500; h-moser.com
ABOVE: Altiplano with Opaque Ruby Dial by Piaget, $32,000; piaget.com
ABOVE: Turquoise dial Grand Bal Wild by Dior, $29,600; dior.com
ABOVE: Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph by Audemars Piguet, $71,400; audemarspiguet.com

ABOVE: Sixties Annual Edition Fiery Orange Dial by Glashütte Original, $6,400; glashuette-original.com
ABOVE: Big Bang One Click White Gold Paraiba by Hublot, $232,000; hublot.com
ABOVE: Grande Seconde Atlantisite Dial by Jaquet Droz; $27,200; jaquet-droz.com

ABOVE: Tonda 1950 Tourbillon Rainbow Galaxy by Parmigiani Fleurier, $143,900; parmigiani.com

Photo Essay: Robots vs. Skeletons

In the impending age of automation and artificial intelligence, the Swiss carry out aesthetic experiments on a most human device:
the wristwatch.

Bell & Ross BR-X1 Black Titanium
$18,600; bellross.com

Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon
$20,900; ulysse-nardin.com

Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph
$15,100; hublot.com

Piaget Altiplano Ultra-Thin Skeleton
$57,000; piaget.com

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Double Tourbillon
$322,000; rogerdubuis.com

AG Heuer 45 mm Heuer 01 Chronograph with Skeleton Dial
$5,450; tagheuer.com

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Squelette Steel Sapphire
$22,500; parmigiani.com

Vacheron Constantin Malte Tourbillon Openworked
$305,000; vacheron-constantin.com

About the photographer: Junichi Ito was born and raised in Tokyo. Based in New York since 2005, he has photographed major commercial campaigns for Armani, Barneys, Estée Lauder, Moët & Chandon, Nike, and Victoria’s Secret. He has also shot original editorial content for Allure, Fast Company, Real Simple, Vogue Japan, and Wallpaper. His Instagram is a must-follow.