At Baselworld 2013, two iconic sport watches — the Rolex Daytona and TAG Heuer Carrera — celebrated their 50th birthdays with new models, while another historic watch brand, one with "50" in its name, celebrated its 60th. Blancpain's influential Fifty Fathoms divers' watch, now an entire collection, went back to the basics … [Read More...]
Among Breguet's offerings at Baselworld 2013 — and perhaps overlooked in the wake of such haute horlogerie pieces as the Classic Chronométrie and Classique La Musicale, was a new version of its luxuriously styled Type XXII pilots' watch with a handsome brown dial and 18k rose gold case. The Breguet Type XXII 3880, which … [Read More...]
Breitling introduced its Breitling Emergency watch — the first wristwatch with a built-in emergency microtransmitter — in 1995. Since then, the watch has been worn and used by many professional pilots and has played a role in numerous search-and-rescue missions. At Baselworld 2013, Breitling introduced another world-first … [Read More...]
The modern Breitling Superocean is built to withstand the rigors of sea, surf and sand. See how it fares in WatchTime’s test, conducted by writer Alexander Krupp and photographer Nik Schölzel, and originally presented in this feature from our December 2010 issue. … [Read More...]
In this watch test feature from our December 2008 issue, writer Jens Koch and photographer Nik Schölzel pit modern versions of two iconic 1970s chronographs — the TAG Heuer Monaco and the Breitling Chono-Matic — against each other in a challenge of retro sports watches. … [Read More...]
In recent years Cartier, the king of haute joaillerie, has begun storming the bastions of haute horlogerie. In this full-length feature from our October 2010 issue, WatchTime's Joe Thompson explores the intriguing origins and bold future initiatives of Manufacture Cartier. … [Read More...]
There are watches and there are watches. Included in the second category are pieces so technically extravagant, so hyper-engineered that they belong to a very special club. Their prices are stratospheric. Hardly anyone will ever own one. But they are fascinating nonetheless. As always, this year’s … [Read More...]
At the Important Watches auction on June 11, Christie's will be auctioning the historically significant Stephen S. Palmer Patek Philippe Grand Complication No. 97912. The watch, estimated at $1,000,000 – 1,500,000, is a grand complication featuring a minute repeater, perpetual calendar, … [Read More...]
WatchTime's "Watch Insider" Alexander Linz visited the Hungaroring race track near Budapest for the launch of the Blancpain L-Evolution-R Chronographe Flyback Rattrapante Grande Date, which features a 24-hour counter shaped like the Lamborghini logo. While at the track, Linz test-drove a Lamborghini … [Read More...]
Longines started manufacturing timing equipment in 1878 with the launch of a simple 20 ligne column-wheel chronograph, reference number 20H. Over the years, many other Longines chronograph calibers have incorporated a column-wheel mechanism. The new Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph continues this … [Read More...]
This 45mm chronograph is equipped with Maurice Lacroix’s manufacture movement, caliber ML 106-7. The hand-wound 16.5 ligne (36.6mm) movement is developed, manufactured and assembled in-house. Offering classic column wheel design, 1/5 second accuracy and a 60 minute counter, the movement also … [Read More...]
The May-June issue of WatchTime is in stores now (and also on the iPad), featuring a test of the Cartier Calibre Chronograph, 39 new watches introduced at the Geneva watch fairs, a profile of the new … [Read More...]
Among Breguet's offerings at Baselworld 2013 — and perhaps overlooked in the wake of such haute horlogerie pieces as the Classic Chronométrie and Classique La Musicale, was a new version of its … Read More...
At this year's SIHH, IWC Schaffhausen introduced its revamped IWC Ingenieuer collection, with designs and materials inspired by the brand's new partnership with the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One … Read More...
As per usual, Harry Winston generated a fair amount of buzz at the 2013 Baselworld watch fair with the latest timepiece in its haute-de-gamme Opus collection. This year's piece, the Opus XIII, turned … Read More...