About Mark Bernardo

Mark Bernardo is the digital media editor of WatchTime magazine, responsible for developing and overseeing the editorial content on WatchTime.com as well as for WatchTime's tablet editions for the iPad, Nook, and Kindle. As WatchTime's managing editor, from 2006 through 2011, he has written about numerous watch companies from major brands like Omega, TAG Heuer and Piaget, to exclusive artisan lines such as Jean Dunand, De Bethune and DeWitt. Prior to joining WatchTime, he was the editor of Smoke, a lifestyle magazine for cigar enthusiasts, whose beats included cigars, watches, cars, wines and spirits, celebrities, men's fashion, and other subjects, and has written about luxury items for a variety of men's-interest publications, including Robb Report, Robb Report Motorcycling, Stratos, Worth, and Bloomberg Markets.

4 New Longines Conquest Heritage Watches Celebrate the Model’s 60th Anniversary

Longines Conquest Heritage - yellow gold

Longines registered the name "Conquest" with the Swiss Federal Intellectual Property Office in May 1954. At Baselworld 2014, the Swiss brand released a new collection of limited-edition, commemorative watches to honor the 60th anniversary of the patent filing, the new Longines Conquest Heritage 1954-2014. … [Read more...]

New from Baselworld 2014: Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Skull

Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Skull - white

Hublot, the watch brand known for its "fusion" of materials, unveils another new case material — and some very eye-catching design elements in the movement— with its Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Skull, the latest in its series of "skull" watches, introduced at the recent Baselworld 2014 watch fair. … [Read more...]

Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Titanio “PCYC 10 Years of Passion”

Panerai PAM571 - Front

To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of producing special-edition watches for its Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge (PCYC), Panerai has released a limited-edition anniversary timepiece, the Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Titanio "PCYC 10 Years of Passion 2005-2014," limited to only 50 pieces worldwide. … [Read more...]

7 Standout Tourbillon Watches from Baselworld 2014

Arnold & Son Royal TEC1

Baselworld 2014 is in the rearview mirror, and as we reported throughout the show, several watch brands  released interesting, clever, and even daring variations on the now-ubiquitous tourbillon watch. Here, we round up seven of the most notable new tourbillons, including a few you may not have read much about yet. … [Read more...]

Jean-Frederic Dufour, Current CEO of Zenith, Named New Rolex CEO

Jean-Frederic Dufour CEO Rolex

A rumor reported on our sister blog, Watch-Insider.com, this morning, has now been confirmed: Jean-Frédéric Dufour, currently the CEO of Zenith, has been named the new global CEO for Rolex SA. An official start date for Dufour, who has been in his position at Zenith since 2009, has yet to be announced. The text of Rolex's very brief press release, issued today, follows. … [Read more...]

Return of a Classic Explorers’ Watch: Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic 1958

Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic 1958 rose gold

As we hinted on Thursday on WatchTime's social media, Jaeger-LeCoultre has announced the return of a collectors' classic from the brand's archives: a limited-edition chronometer watch called the Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic 1958. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: Hermès Dressage L’Heure Masquée

Hermes Dressage L'heure Masquee

Many of us wondered what Hermès would do for an encore to its innovative Le Temps Suspendu watch from a few years ago. The brand answered our question this year with its introduction of the Hermès Dressage L'Heure Masquée, which boasts a new proprietary movement with a clever "hidden hours" complication. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: Omega De Ville Trésor with New Antimagnetic Movement

Omega De Ville Tresor in SEDNA gold

Along with its new Speedmaster Professional and Speedmaster Mark II watches, Omega also unveiled at Baselworld 2014 an elegant men's model, the Omega De Ville Tresor, which is an update of a vintage Omega watch from 1949 and contains the brand's new Master Co-Axial Caliber 8511, designed for maximum resistance to magnetic fields. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: Glashütte Original Debuts New Movement in Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date

Glashutte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date

The Glashütte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date, introduced last week at Baselworld 2014, features an entirely new chronograph movement, Caliber 37-02, which was designed and manufactured in-house at the brand's manufacture in Saxony. The new watch becomes the latest in the vintage-inspired Glashütte Original Seventies collection. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: Bulgari Octo Finissimo is New “World’s Thinnest Tourbillon”

Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon

Recently, we ran a list of record-setting ultra-thin watches. At Baselworld 2014, Bulgari went for the title of "world's thinnest tourbillon movement" with its new Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon, a new timepiece with a movement thickness of only 1.95 mm — thinner than a Swiss five-franc coin — and a case thickness of a mere 5 mm. … [Read more...]

Zenith El Primero Chronomaster Tribute to Charles Vermot (Updated with Live Photo From Baselworld 2014)

Zenith El Primero Chronomaster Charles Vermot LE

You may have never heard of Charles Vermot, but if you own a Zenith El Primero watch, or any other watch equipped with Zenith's famous high-frequency mechanical chronograph movement, the El Primero, you owe him a debt of gratitude. … [Read more...]

TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Tourbillon Unveiled at Baselworld 2014

TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Tourbillon - front

TAG Heuer's headliner watch from Baselworld 2014 is the newest generation of its game-changing TAG Heuer Monaco V4, first introduced as a concept watch in 2004. The new Monaco V4 Tourbillon takes the V4 technology to the next level: it is the world's first tourbillon watch driven by belts. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: New Breitling Chronomat Airborne Watches

Breitling Chronomat 44 Airborne

The iconic Breitling Chronomat pilots’ watch turns 30 this year. To mark the occasion, Breitling has released four new models of the Breitling Chronomat Airborne collection, in two case sizes, at Baselworld 2014. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: 3 New Rolex Sky-Dwellers (Updated with Live Image)

Rolex Sky-Dweller - Everose

The WatchTime team finally visited Rolex today at Baselworld 2014, and among the new Rolex watches we saw were three new versions of the Rolex Sky-Dweller, the innovative annual calendar watch first introduced at Baselworld 2012. … [Read more...]

Hamilton Pan Europ H-30 (Updated with Live Photo from Baselworld 2014)

Hamilton Pan Europ 9474

For its first pre-Baselworld 2014 release, Hamilton introduces a contemporary version of its Hamilton Pan Europ, one of the very first wristwatches equipped with an automatic chronograph movement, introduced in 1971. The new three-hand Pan Europ H-30 debuts with a modern-day movement boasting an 80-hour power reserve.  … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Anniversary

Omega_Moonwatch_Apollo45_150

Among the new Omega watches at Baselworld 2014 — several of which we have covered previously on WatchTime.com — was a limited-edition Omega Speedmaster Professional  “Moonwatch” that commemorates the historic moon landing of 1969. … [Read more...]

Chopard Mille Miglia 2014 Rolls Out at Baselworld

Chopard Mille Miglia 2014

The newest Chopard Mille Miglia watch, which made its debut this week at Baselworld 2014, is the most distinctly Italian timepiece in the collection, which is inspired by the Mille Miglia classic car race. … [Read more...]

Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Tourbillon Debuts at Baselworld 2014

Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Tourbillon

Following up last year's Constant Escapement, Girard-Perregaux flexes its horological muscles again at this year's Baselworld with the introduction of the Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Tourbillon, a limited edition of 10 watches in rose-gold cases. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: Blancpain Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chrono

Blancpain introduced a modern re-issue of its famed divers' watch, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe, at last year's Baselworld. For Baselworld 2014, the brand has added a new model to the vintage-inspired Bathyscaphe family, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph. … [Read more...]

3 New Tissot Men’s Watches Debut at Baselworld 2014

Tissot Le Locle Automatic Small Second

Tissot, a Swiss watch brand known for its affordable watches, has launched three new men's watches with mechanical movements at Baselworld 2014: Tissot le Locle Small Second, Tissot PRS 516 Extreme, and Tissot T-Complication Chronometer. … [Read more...]