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.

For Memorial Day: 6 “Tribute to the Military” Watches

Breitling Honor Flight Navitimer

As we approach Memorial Day, in which Americans honor the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and other military operators lost in the line of duty, we showcase six watches made by various brands especially to … [Read more...]


Close-Up: 5 Tissot T-Race MotoGP Watches for 2015

Tissot T-race MotoGP Automatic - front-back

Tissot, longtime partner of the MotoGP World Championship — the Grand Prix of motorbike racing — presents its latest collection of Tissot T-Race MotoGP limited edition watches this year. Here's a … [Read more...]


Close-Up: The Redesigned Breitling Avenger II Collection

Breitling Avenger II Seawolf

Breitling, which recently revamped its Colt collection as well as tweaked the look of its newest Chronomat Airborne watches, has also given a redesign to another popular line in its portfolio, the … [Read more...]


Zenith Pilot Doublematic

Zenith Pilot Doublematic

Zenith is best known these days for chronograph watches powered by the high-frequency El Primero chronograph movement, which it introduced in the milestone horological year of 1969. However, one would … [Read more...]


WatchTime’s May-June Issue is On Sale Now!

WatchTime May-June 2015 Cover

The May-June issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and also in the WatchTime online shop), featuring our test of the Omega Seamaster 300, our in-depth coverage of the new watches that debuted at … [Read more...]


Timepiece Timeline: The History of Seiko Through 12 Milestone Seiko Watches

Seiko 5-Sports-Speed-Timer - 1969

Those who know Seiko mainly for its lower-priced quartz watches — and even many who have recently discovered the Japanese brand's high-horology Grand Seiko timepieces — may be unaware that Seiko's … [Read more...]


Greubel Forsey Takes a Subtler Approach with its Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision

Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision - front-back

The name Greubel Forsey conjures up many images among horological connoisseurs but classically simple dials and elegantly thin cases are probably not among them — at least until now. With the … [Read more...]


Rolex, Omega… Pulsar? New James Bond Watch Exhibit Focuses on the Quartz Era

James Bond Seiko watch

To readers of Ian Fleming's original James Bond novels and those who fondly recall the early Sean Connery films, Agent 007 will always be a Rolex man. To younger fans, who've known no cinematic Bond … [Read more...]


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

UR_210_150

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...]


Hublot Big Bang Unico

Hublot Big Bang Unico titanium/ceramic

Since its debut in 2009, Hublot's in-house Unico caliber, a column-wheel flyback chronograph movement, has been used in various models in the brand's King Power collection. A few years ago, Hublot … [Read more...]


Breitling Aerospace Evo

Breitling Aerospace Evo - front

Breitling launched the original version of its Breitling Aerospace Evo in 1985. Last year, the brand released a new model of the Breitling Aerospace Evo, a mainstay of its Professional collection, … [Read more...]


Borrowed Time: Kentucky Derby Weekend with the Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase

Longines - Kentucky Derby Ticket

When Longines invited me to attend the Kentucky Derby, the crown jewel of horse racing's Triple Crown, as a guest of the brand, I was very intrigued. When it agreed to let me wear and review one of … [Read more...]


IWC Connect: The Latest “Smart” Watch Strap for Mechanical Timepieces

IWC Connect strap - CU

With last week's announcement of its IWC Connect device — an "intelligent tool" embedded in the straps of its watches — IWC Shaffhausen becomes the latest Swiss watch brand to offer a high-tech … [Read more...]


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

Piaget Minute Repeater front

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...]


Close-Up: Baume & Mercier Promesse Ladies’ Watch Collection

Baume & Mercier Promesse watches

Baume & Mercier has been turning to its extensive watch archives to inspire its recent men's watch collections, such as the Clifton. Last year, the Swiss brand launched a new watch line for ladies … [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...]


Oris ProDiver Pointer Moon

Oris ProDiver Pointer Moon - front

Oris has been responsible for a handful of dive-watch milestones recently; we've previously covered the brand's groundbreaking Aquis Depth Gauge, and here we take a look at the Oris ProDiver Pointer … [Read more...]


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

Panerai PAM00526 - front

Spring is finally 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...]


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

Panerai PAM00507 Front

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...]


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...]


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...]


Orbita Sempre is Automatic Watch Winder for Manual-Wind Watches

Orbita Sempre watch winder

During our annual visits to Orbita at the various watch and jewelry trade shows, we always see an impressive collection of new and existing winders of all sizes, holding anywhere from a single watch … [Read more...]


Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic Skeleton

Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic Skeleton - Men

Skeleton watches continued to be a popular style at this year's Baselworld. In this "his and hers" edition of Watch to Watch, we look at a very affordable one introduced a few years back: Hamilton's … [Read more...]


5 Things to Know About the Montblanc Timewalker Chronograph 100

Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph 100 - front

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...]


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

Omega Speedmaster '57 - white dial

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...]


Oris Aquis Depth Gauge

Oris Aquis Depth Gauge

Oris, long known for its professional-grade divers' watches, achieved a watch-world milestone with its Oris Aquis Depth Gauge, introduced in 2013. It is the first divers' watch that measures depth by … [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...]


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

Rolex Submariner 2012

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


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

Hublot Spirit of Big Bang - 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...]


Zenith Launches Limited-Edition El Primero Chronograph at 2015 Paris Tour Auto

Zenith El Primero Chronomaster 1969 Tour Auto Edition

Last week, I had the opportunity to join Zenith in Paris for the launch of the 2015 Tour Auto Optic 2000 classic car rally, which marked both the Swiss brand's inaugural year as the Tour's official … [Read more...]