About WatchTime

WatchTime is America’s #1 luxury watch magazine and one of the best-selling watch magazines worldwide. More than 600,000 aficionados read WatchTime’s products every month. WatchTime sells more magazines on U.S. newsstands, and has more social media fans, than all its North American watch-magazine competitors. WatchTime is the only watch magazine with dedicated digital editions for every major tablet platform. Inside Basel.Geneva, WatchTime’s annual luxury watch show, is America’s most popular event series for watch collectors. Its best-in-class journalism, digital products and live events have earned WatchTime several global awards and nominations. Based in New York City, WatchTime is a member of Germany’s Ebner Group, one of Europe’s largest family-owned special-interest media companies. Having operated continuously for 200 years, Ebner today publishes more than 80 magazines and 30 websites worldwide. WatchTime and its sister watch magazines are available in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, India and Asia.

World Media Association Showcases WatchTime As Best Practice Example

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The world media association FIPP has published a company profile and interview with WatchTime's publisher, Dominik Grau, about the brand's stunning success on mobile and digital in general. The FIPP presents WatchTime as a rare best practice example for a 16-year old magazine published by a 200-year old media company that has mastered the difficult transition from print to digital. The full interview can be read here. Here's an excerpt with the most important key facts about WatchTime's … [Read more...]


WatchTime.com’s Top 10 Watch Reviews and Tests

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Watch Tests and Watch Reviews, all taken from the print edition of WatchTime magazine, are among our most popular features on Watchtime.com. Here's a look back at the watches our readers were most excited to see us put to the test in recent years. Below we count down our most popular watch tests and watch reviews, ranked by page views. (Number One may surprise you.) Which was your favorite? … [Read more...]


WatchTime’s Top 10 Watches to Watch… What Was Your Favorite?

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Every week, we pick one watch to showcase in our "Watch to Watch" feature, which covers candidates from large, popular brands as well as smaller brands and independent watchmakers. Here we spotlight the most popular "Watches to Watch" of the past few years, based on page views. What are your personal favorite watches to watch? … [Read more...]


WatchTime Grows Mobile Traffic By 1000%, Launches 24-Hour Social Media Newsdesk

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Almost 500,000 affluent watch collectors visit watchtime.com on their cell phones every month. And 90% of our 100,000 newsletter subscribers read our news mailings on their cell phones, too. This is the impressive result of our mobile-first strategy. Ever since we launched our new mobile website in 2012, the traffic has increased. By 100% in the first year, by 300% in the second year. And now, three years later, our mobile traffic is up more than 1000%, according to the latest Google research … [Read more...]


Video: The Jaquet-Droz Automata

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In WatchTime's January-February 2015 issue, we present "Pierre Jaquet-Droz: Marvel Maker," a historical profile of the man for whom today's Jaquet Droz watch brand is named. Scroll down to watch a video showcasing some of Jaquet-Droz's most remarkable achievements in the fields of musical clocks and other "automata." … [Read more...]


Video: Bell & Ross BR-X1

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In WatchTime's January-February 2015 issue, on sale January 13, Joe Thompson examines the launch of the Bell & Ross BR-X1, named for the plane that broke the sound barrier, the Bell & Ross brand's first foray into the luxury sports watch segment. Here is the brand's official video animation of the new watch. … [Read more...]


Video: Blancpain Bathyscaphe Ocean Commitment

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In the January-February 2015 issue of Watchtime, we conduct an in-depth watch test of the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Chronograph and also offer readers a glimpse of a new, blue-dialed limited-edition version of that watch. Scroll down to watch the official product video of the Blancpain Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph. … [Read more...]


Automatic for the People: 7 Mechanical Watches Under $2,000

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At the Swiss watch fairs, the attention-grabbing releases are often the most astronomically priced timepieces with the most complex movements. But what about those who are seeking a more "entry-level" timepiece without compromising on the mechanical movement? We've compiled a list of affordable watches with automatic movements that might have flown under your radar. While less complicated and less expensive, at under $2,000 each, these watches won't break the bank. … [Read more...]


Gifts for Her: 25 Ladies’ Watches from WatchTime.com and Watch Insider

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With the holiday season almost over, some of you might still be seeking out a gift for the lady in your life, or you were so kind to buy her a gift card from her favorite jeweler? Why not share with her your passion for fine watches? We've decided to make your search a bit easier by gathering several of our  articles on ladies' watches all in one place. Follow the links below, where we highlight interesting ladies' watches to narrow down your gift options. … [Read more...]


24 Watches for the Budget-Minded

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Affordable watches and budget-friendly timepieces are among the most popular products when it comes to starting or expanding a watch collection. With this experts' list of practical buying guides we're offering some suggestions for watches that won't break the bank. Follow the links below for 24 affordable watches you can (and should) buy in the near future. … [Read more...]


WatchTime Redesigns Mobile Website After Audience Increase of 1,000% Since 2012

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WatchTime has redesigned the mobile website of watchtime.com. The new design is elegant and simple and presents content in a responsive way, adapting itself automatically to a variety of device sizes. All reviews, features, news, blog posts and educational elements are available on the mobile version, and the sponsored content section has been optimized for mobile devices as well. WatchTime's mobile traffic has grown at a rate of 1,000% since 2012 and today accounts for more than 50% of … [Read more...]


WatchTime at 15: A Growing Audience of 600,000

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This year WatchTime celebrates its 15th anniversary. What started as a small watch magazine in 1999 has become what some regard as the world’s best watch magazine. One of those is Sidin Vadakut, a journalist with Mint, a leading business newspaper in India, who has no connection to WatchTime other than as a reader. In 2012, he wrote in Mint: “For more than a decade, Joe Thompson and his team have produced arguably the most influential watch magazine in the world. With an unmatched reputation … [Read more...]


WatchTime is World’s First Watch Magazine to Win 7 Digital Magazine Award Nominations

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The Digital Magazine Awards, one of the world's largest awards for digital media and publishing, have announced their 2014 finalists, and WatchTime has been nominated in four categories: specialist magazine of the year, magazine website of the year, men's lifestyle magazine of the year, and publisher of the year. Together with last year's nominations WatchTime now has been nominated an unprecedented seven times as a finalist at the Digital Magazine Awards. WatchTime is the world's first watch … [Read more...]


Watchtoberfest: 5 Tough German Sports Watches

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Bring out the dirndls, lederhosen and giant beer mugs — Germany's Oktoberfest is underway! We at WatchTime thought it might also be a good time to showcase some robust sports watches from some smaller German watch brands that may have flown under your radar this year. Here are five recently released German sports watches. … [Read more...]


WatchTime Becomes First Watch Magazine To Win Folio Fame Award, Future 50 Award and Apex Award

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WatchTime has broken yet another record (after reaching 600,000 monthly readers for the first time ever): it becomes the world’s first luxury watch magazine to win a Folio Fame Award, SmartCEO Future 50 Award, and Apex Award. Within the past year, WatchTime has been honored with eight prestigious global and domestic awards and nominations. The Apex Award jury praised WatchTime’s excellence in electronic media while the Folio Fame Award jury honored WatchTime’s outstanding success in … [Read more...]


For First Time Ever, WatchTime Reaches 600,000 Monthly Readers

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WatchTime reached a record-breaking audience of affluent watch collectors in May 2014. More than 600,000 readers accessed one of WatchTime’s products, setting a new record and marking a rapid growth of more than 200 percent versus May 2013. The digital channels grew most quickly, while there has also been growth in print and tablet subscribers. On watchtime.com, the so-called "power brand" channels, together with the watch database, continue to attract an increasing number of readers, while … [Read more...]


WatchTime Magazine Announces Launch of WatchTime Middle East

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WatchTime, America’s best-selling luxury watch magazine, has announced the launch of its new Middle East edition. WatchTime Middle East will be based in Dubai and sold throughout the entire region as well as all in large metro areas. The Middle East is one of the world’s fastest growing markets for fine watches. … [Read more...]


WatchTime.com Reaches 1 Million Monthly Page Views

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For the first time in its history, Watchtime’s website, www.watchtime.com, has reached 1 million monthly page views. The website, with its unique mix of news, blog posts, live event coverage, reviews, features, interviews, in-depth analysis and free downloads, has seen strong and steady growth; more than 400,000 readers visit watchtime.com every month. … [Read more...]


WatchTime Reader Survey: Are You Willing to Buy Watches on the Internet?

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WatchTime and our contributor Alexander Linz from watch-insider.com are conducting a reader survey to learn more about how watch collectors buy watches on the internet. Take part in our survey and get a free download of WatchTime's E-Special 'Rolex'! The survey is confidential; we will not share your data with anyone else nor will we use it outside the survey analysis. No reader-specific data will be stored. WatchTime will run more surveys in the next months so stay tuned for additional free … [Read more...]


WatchTime Adds New Social Media Accounts

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WatchTime recently increased its already broad social media presence. Now, readers can reach WatchTime's news, reviews, features and photo posts conveniently on the world's most popular social networks. With more than 38,000 fans on Facebook WatchTime has more followers than all other U.S. watch magazines and watch blogs combined. On Pinterest, WatchTime currently features over 800 stunning watch photos in more than 50 boards and categories. The new social media setup helps WatchTime to reach … [Read more...]