Mark Bernardo

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.

Borrowed Time: Reviewing the New Tissot PR 516 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Tissot PRS 516 - wrist - IMS track

It's always a thrilling feeling to be wearing a watch that few others have. It's even more so when it's the only example of that watch in the entire United States. The latest version of the Tissot PRS … [Read more...]

Watch Wallpaper: Seven IWC Ingenieur Watches

IWC Ingenieur Constant Force Tourbillon

IWC Schaffhausen recently introduced its revamped IWC Ingenieuer collection, with designs and materials inspired by the brand's new partnership with the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One racing team. … [Read more...]

The Triple Crown Winners’ Circle Watch: Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase

Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase

If you watched this year's Triple Crown horse races and witnessed American Pharoah's thrilling, historic victory, you may have been wondering which wristwatch was presented to the winning jockey by … [Read more...]

Bell & Ross Unveils BR 01 Skull Bronze Tourbillon for Only Watch 2015

Bell & Ross Br01 Skull Bronze Tourbillon - Only Watch 2015

For its contribution to this year's upcoming Only Watch auction of unique timepieces, Bell & Ross has created a bronze-cased version of its BR 01 Tourbillon, which also features a hand-engraved … [Read more...]

Close-Up: 6 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronographs

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph

At SIHH 2014, Audemars Piguet debuted a set of six new models in its Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph collection, which also features some contemporary design updates. Here's a closer look at the … [Read more...]

Hublot Classic Fusion House of Mandela

Hublot Classic Fusion House of Mandela

As most watch enthusiasts are probably aware, Hublot has released a slew of limited-edition "tribute" watches over the past several years, many of them devoted to high-profile athletes. Among the … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s Top 10 Most Popular Watches on Pinterest

omegaspeedmaster-featureimage

Did you know that WatchTime has a Pinterest page with nearly 150 boards and close to 4,000 photos of watches, celebrity watch fans and other images? We've got boards devoted to categories such as … [Read more...]

Close-Up: 5 Rolex Day-Date Watches in 5 Colors (With Video)

Rolex Day-Date in white gold/cherry dial

Rolex's most buzzed-about new release at Baselworld 2015 was the Rolex Day-Date 40, a larger version of the classic 36-mm Day-Date with an all-new movement. However, fans of the original Day-Date … [Read more...]

How it Works: Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave World Time GPS

Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave - front

Citizen launched the original Eco-Drive Satellite Wave, the first watch to feature light-powered satellite timekeeping, in 2011, and has released updated versions with new innovations in the years … [Read more...]

Back is Beautiful: 11 Luxury Watch Wallpapers

Breitling for Bentley B05 Unitime

Discover the latest edition of our popular series of "Back is Beautiful" photo features, which showcases fine mechanical watches that are as intriguing from the back as they are from the front. Click … [Read more...]

Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Power Reserve Automatic Bronzo (Video)

Panerai PAM00507 Luminor Submersible Bronzo

Among Panerai's Luminor Submersible collection of military-style diving watches, the one that most evokes the brand's Italian navy origins is the Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Power Reserve … [Read more...]

For Vintage-Watch Lovers: Omega Speedmaster ’57 Co-Axial Chronograph

Omega Speedmaster '57 Chronograph

A few years ago, Omega introduced a retro-styled version of its well-known Speedmaster chronograph watch, the Omega Speedmaster '57 Co-Axial Chronograph, named for the year of the first Speedmaster's … [Read more...]

Breitling for Bentley B06 S (Updated with Prices)

Breitling for Bentley B06S - Angle

Breitling has had a busy 2015, introducing — among other products — an all-new aviation-inspired collection (the Chronoliner); the vintage-styled Transocean Chronograph 1915; and the Galactic … [Read more...]

10 Unique Watches Up for Auction at Only Watch 2015

Vacheron Constantin Metiers d'Art Mecaniques Ajouree Only Watch 2015

As watch-industry followers are surely aware by now, this fall will mark the sixth edition of Only Watch, a charity auction of unique timepieces whose proceeds benefit the Monaco Association against … [Read more...]

Seiko Unveils Grand Seiko 55th Anniversary Spring Drive Chrono Limited Edition

Seiko Grand Seiko 55th Anniversary Spring Drive Chronograph LE

Seiko released its first Grand Seiko wristwatch in 1960. This year, to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the Japanese brand's most haute watch collection, Seiko has introduced a new, limited-edition … [Read more...]

Look, Ma, No Hands: 10 Watches That Tell Time Differently

Urwerk UR-210 “Maltese Falcon”

The vast majority of watches stick to traditional hour and minute hands to display the time, but a handful of bold manufacturers use their technical prowess to find new, innovative, and often … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s July-August Issue is On Sale Now!

WatchTime Jul-Aug 2015 Cover

The July-August 2015 issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and also in the WatchTime online shop), featuring our cover story on the new Breitling Navitimer 01 46 mm, our massive report on the new … [Read more...]

“Sound” Investments: 10 Notable Minute Repeaters and Chiming Watches

Piaget Emperador Coussin Automatic Minute Repeater

One of the most difficult watch complications to produce, a minute repeater transforms a watch from mere timekeeping device to miniature music box. Below we take a look at 10 minute repeaters — and … [Read more...]

Hamilton Pan Europ H-30

Hamilton Pan Europ 9474

At last year's Baselworld, Hamilton introduced a contemporary version of its Hamilton Pan Europ, one of the very first wristwatches equipped with an automatic chronograph movement, introduced in 1971. … [Read more...]

The WatchTime Q&A: Omega CEO Stephen Urquhart on James Bond, Modern Moonwatches, and Master Chronometers

Omega CEO Stephen Urquhart

Omega is having a big year in 2015, as evidenced by the Swiss brand's big announcement of its all-new quality hallmark, the Master Chronometer certificate, and the first watch to pass its stringent … [Read more...]

Watch Wallpaper: 12 Skeleton Watches

Ulysse Nardin Maxi Skeleton

Growing fascination with the inner workings of mechanical watches has sparked a boom in skeletonized looks. Scroll down to download wallpaper images of skeleton watches from Breguet, Cartier, Omega, … [Read more...]

Leather and Lugs: The Making of a Hermès Watch Strap

Hermes leather strap - edge finishing

Watch straps usually play second fiddle to the watches they hold in place. Not at La Montre Hermès, which takes its leather goods as seriously as it does its watchmaking. In this feature from the … [Read more...]

If You’ve Got a Boat, Regatta Watch: 5 Yachting Watches

Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback Titanio

Summer is here, and regatta season will be in full swing before you know it. several purveyors of luxury watches have developed timepieces specifically suited for competitive sailing and other … [Read more...]

5 Things to Know About the Montblanc Timewalker Chronograph 100

Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph 100

Montblanc unveiled the Montblanc Timewalker Chronograph 100, a chronograph watch capable of measuring elapsed times to 1/100 second, at the 2014 SIHH watch fair in Geneva. Here are five pertinent … [Read more...]

Close-Up: The New Bremont America’s Cup Collection

Bremont America's Cup watch

British watch brand Bremont — which already this year began a partnership with Jaguar cars and had prominent placement in the big-budget spy thriller Kingsman — has pulled off perhaps its biggest … [Read more...]

Close-Up: The New-Look Rolex Submariner (with Video)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner 2012

Subtle but significant redesign is the hallmark of the redesigned Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner. The watch retains the Submariner's immediately recognizable look but dispenses with the date window … [Read more...]

Stealth Pilots: 5 All-Black Breitling Watches

Breitling Avenger Blackbird

Black-on-black watches have been a popular category for the last several years, and Breitling has created more than its share of these "stealth" timepieces, for its popular pilots' watch collections … [Read more...]

Let’s Kick It: 6 Watches That Celebrate Soccer

The Hublot Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono in King Gold

The so-called "beautiful game" is what we Americans call soccer and what nearly everyone else calls football. Some of the world's luxury watch and sports watch makers have gotten in on the excitement, … [Read more...]

Close-Up: Hublot’s Tonneau-Shaped “Spirit of Big Bang” Collection

Hublot Spirit of Big Bang -King Gold

First glimpsed during last year's SIHH week in Geneva, The Hublot Spirit of Big Bang watches are a bit of a departure for the brand in that they are all in tonneau cases — a style Hublot has … [Read more...]

Wake-Up Time: 5 Luxury Watches With Mechanical Alarms

Glashutte Original Senator Diary

They're not as sexy as tourbillons or as impressively complicated as perpetual calendars, but mechanical alarm watches may possess one of the more useful complications for a weary traveler or an … [Read more...]