This year marks 125 years since Swiss jeweler Carl Friedrich Bucherer opened up his first watch and jewelry shop in Lucerne, on the way to designing and creating his first timepiece in 1919. To commemorate the anniversary, the modern Carl F. Bucherer watch brand has launched the new Manero Tourbillon Limited Edition. … [Read More...]
Like many luxury watch brands, Germany's A. Lange & Söhne has embraced the all-black color scheme as a sleek, elegant look for several of its timepieces. Click here to find downloadable wallpaper images of popular Lange watches staged with black background elements, including inkwells, classic cameras, chessmen, and … [Read More...]
Among Patek Philippe's new product releases at Baselworld 2013 was a timepiece aimed squarely at aficionados of classical, hand-wound watches: the Ref. 5200 Gondolo 8 Days, Day and Date Indication, which features the Gondolo collection's well-known Art Deco aesthetic and an all-new, manual-wind manufacture movement. … [Read More...]
Last year, our editors went 11 feet under water to test various divers' watches for legibility, ease of use, and toughness in actual diving conditions. One of these watches, all of whose test results were revealed in WatchTime's December 2012 issue, was the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M … [Read More...]
In this triple-feature watch test from our October 2010 issue, writer Alexander Krupp and photographer Nik Schölzel test a trio of entry-level timepieces from Rolex, IWC and Panerai that offer an entrance into the luxury-watch world for a relatively modest price. … [Read More...]
Jack Heuer is the man behind the TAG Heuer Carrera, the iconic sports watch that turns 50 this year. In this story from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I reveal the Carrera's fascinating history, with quotes and insight from Jack himself, and unveil the 2013 TAG Heuer Carrera watches introduced at … [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...]
On its newly launched website, koboldwatch.com, Pittsburgh-based Kobold Watch Co. is offering the new Soarway Transglobe to existing Kobold clients for only $2,650 (offer expires June 30th). Made in Nepal, The Soarway Transglobe was designed with the help of explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes. The … [Read More...]
Henry Cavill, star of the blockbuster new Superman movie, "Man of Steel," was seen wearing an Omega watch at the film's UK premiere. Cavill, the latest actor to play Superman and his alter ego Clark Kent, skipped the red cape the night of the premiere in favor of an Omega De Ville Hour Vision … [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 Patek Philippe's new product releases at Baselworld 2013 was a timepiece aimed squarely at aficionados of classical, hand-wound watches: the Ref. 5200 Gondolo 8 Days, Day and Date Indication, … Read More...
Like many luxury watch brands, Germany's A. Lange & Söhne has embraced the all-black color scheme as a sleek, elegant look for several of its timepieces. Click here to find downloadable wallpaper … 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...