Known for its bold and colourful designs, New York jeweller David Webb is making its Canadian debut at Holt Renfrew in Vancouver with a special trunk show.

By hiding the watch’s dial under a jewelled cover, a secret watch can masquerade as a bracelet, so only the wearer knows that a time-telling brain lies beneath all that beauty.

Patek Philippe has created a watch lover’s nirvana with its latest and greatest Grand Exhibition, which runs July 13 through 23 at Cipriani 42nd Street in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.

For much of mechanical horology’s history, slimness in a watch was not only aesthetically preferable, it was a clear sign of superior talent in watchmaking.