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10 Things to Know About the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime

Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime

Last year marked Patek Philippe’s 175th anniversary. What better way to celebrate than with a series of limited-edition timepieces? Why not include the most complicated wristwatch Patek Philippe has … [Read more...]

5 Affordable Breitling Watches for New Collectors

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Many brands offer aviation-themed timepieces, but when you think of fighter pilots and the instrument watches made for them, chances are that one brand comes to mind: Breitling. Here are five … [Read more...]

Five Affordable Swiss Watches with In-House Movements

affordable swiss in-house

When shopping for a fine timepiece, people often seek particular attributes, and two of the most popular are “Swiss made” and “In-house movement.” Here are five watches that meet these … [Read more...]

The Eyes Have It: Testing the Maurice Lacroix Pontos S

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The Maurice Lacroix Pontos S is a looker. Is the beauty more than skin deep? We find out in this in-depth watch test, with original photography by Robert Atkinson. There’s an old saying in watch … [Read more...]

Five Affordable Zenith Watches for New Collectors

Zenith El Primero 36,000 VpH

Zenith is best known as the creator of the El Primero – an integrated, automatic chronograph movement that has earned a place in the pantheon of historic calibers. Today, the brand is also known and … [Read more...]

10 Things to Know About Omega

Omega Speedmaster International Space Station

Omega is among the best-known luxury watch brands on the planet, and certainly the best known off the planet. From NASA to the Olympics to James Bond, not to mention names like Speedmaster, Seamaster … [Read more...]

5 Affordable Rolex Watches for New Collectors

Rolex Submariner

Rolex is the most recognizable and most coveted watch brand in the world. Here are five popular Rolex watch models that are in stores now and that offer accessible (for Rolex, that is) prices for … [Read more...]

Five Affordable Longines Watches for New Collectors

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Longines represents an excellent entry point into the world of fine Swiss-made watches. During the brand’s 182-year history, it has served as an official Olympic timer, supplied timepieces to … [Read more...]

For Art’s Sake: The Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Artistica Collection

JLC Hybris Artistica Master Gyrotourbillon 1

Jaeger-LeCoultre fans are familiar with the brand’s Hybris Mechanica series of high-complication watches. Last year, Jaeger introduced that series’ high-craft counterpart, a collection called … [Read more...]

Three Things to Know About the Patek Philippe Chiming Jump Hour

Patek's Chiming Jump Hour

The ornate, double-dialed Grandmaster Chime dominated coverage of Patek Philippe’s 175th anniversary, which the brand marked last year. It is an amazing timepiece that makes a big statement. The … [Read more...]

5 Accessible Audemars Piguet Watches for New Collectors

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

Audemars Piguet timepieces combine iconic designs with meticulously hand-finished movements. Accordingly, prices run well into six figures. For new collectors and those considering their first … [Read more...]

Five Notable Cartier Watches Under $10,000

Calibre de Cartier Diver

Cartier has a long and distinguished horological history, and in recent years, the brand has assumed a leading role among manufacturers creating innovative and complicated haute horlogerie timepieces. … [Read more...]

Making the Past Present: Inside the Parmigiani Manufacture

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Michel Parmigiani holds up an antique singing-bird snuff box and pushes a slider on its side. The lid of the box lifts and out pops a small, mechanical bird, which stands upright at the center of an … [Read more...]

The MB&F HM6 Space Pirate – Six Things to Know

MB&F HM6 Space Pirate

Maximilian Büsser & Friends, better known as MB&F, debuted the Horological Machine 6 (aka "Space Pirate", or simply HM6) last fall. This new model takes the domed look introduced with the HM3 … [Read more...]

For New Collectors: 5 IWC Watches Under $10,000

IWC Pilot’s Watch Worldtimer

IWC is a collector favorite with several iconic collections. Names like Portuguese, Ingenieur, Aquatimer, and of course pilots’ watches from the “Mark” series, have earned their places in the … [Read more...]

5 Affordable Omega Watches for New Collectors

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Co-Axial

Omega has produced numerous iconic timepieces over the years, including perhaps the world’s most famous chronograph, known around the world as the Omega Moonwatch. Here are five models that are in … [Read more...]

Five Montblanc Watches Under $5,000

Montblanc TimeWalker Collection World-Time Hemispheres – North

An appreciation for affordable fine timepieces often goes hand in hand with an appreciation for fine writing instruments. Both require high levels of skill to execute at the highest level. Both … [Read more...]

What Makes a Dive Watch a Dive Watch?

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One leading source offers a definitive answer to the question of what determines whether a timepiece can legitimately called a "dive watch" or "divers' watch" in this article.  … [Read more...]

Five Baume & Mercier Watches Under $5,000

affordable baume mercier

Founded in 1830, Baume & Mercier has a proud history, producing award-winning complicated timepieces in the 19th century and both pure classics and avant garde designs during the 20th. Today the … [Read more...]

5 Affordable TAG Heuer Watches for New Collectors

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When it comes to automobile races and the precision chronograph watches that time them, TAG Heuer is the name most enthusiasts think of. Let’s take a look at five models that are available in stores … [Read more...]

10 Things to Know About TAG Heuer

Steve McQueen Heuer Monaco

TAG Heuer is one of the world’s leading luxury watch brands, offering a strong history of innovation, deep connections with sports timing and automobile racing, and more recently, a series of … [Read more...]

Five Affordable Hamilton Watches for New Collectors

Affordable Hamilton Watches for New Collectors

Founded in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1892, Hamilton watches became synonymous with precision timekeeping, supplying pocketwatches to railroads, marine chronometers for ships, and clocks for aircraft. … [Read more...]

10 Things to Know About Rolex

10 Things to Know About Rolex

Rolex is the world’s most widely recognized luxury watch brand. That global recognition is the product of decades of success in a range of fields, from early timekeeping records to a string of … [Read more...]

What’s Your Perfect Watch? Here’s a 10-Step Plan to Find It

What’s Your Perfect Watch? Here’s a 10-Step Plan to Find It

Have you ever wondered “What’s the perfect watch for me?” Perhaps you framed the question like this: “Which watch should I buy?” Here’s a 10-step plan to help you find the one that's … [Read more...]

Buying a Chronograph? Here Are 10 Things You Should Know

T AG Heuer’s Mikrograph

Sometimes, the analysis of which watch to buy proceeds little further than, “Wow, that one looks cool.” Chronographs, however, are often thought of as “tool watches,” and when it comes to … [Read more...]

Out of This World: Reviewing the Seiko Astron GPS Watch

Seiko Astron Outer Space background

The Seiko Astron, released to great fanfare in 2012, tells time by receiving GPS signals anywhere on Earth. Was it a world-beater in our test? Click here to read our in-depth review of the Seiko … [Read more...]

Counter Sync: Reviewing the Citizen Proximity

Citizen Proximity

  Citizen’s new Proximity is the first analog watch with Bluetooth. We put it to the test in this feature from the WatchTime archives. Does it sink, or sync? (Photos by Robert Atkinson). … [Read more...]

Girard-Perregaux Neo-Tourbillon with Three Bridges: 10 Things to Know

Girard-Perregaux Neo-Tourbillon

Girard-Perregaux’s Tourbillon with Three Bridges has been an icon of classic design for almost 150 years. This year, the brand’s signature timepiece is reborn with a radical new look. Here are 10 … [Read more...]

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 36 Flyback Racing

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 36 Flyback Racing

The TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 36 Flyback Racing is the first Carrera powered by the brand’s souped-up version of Zenith’s El Primero chronograph movement. Scroll down to read more about this … [Read more...]

Close-Up: Omega Speedmaster “Grey Side of the Moon”

Omega Speedmaster “Grey Side of the Moon”

To accompany its highly successful “Dark Side of the Moon” collection, Omega launched the Omega Speedmaster “Grey Side of the Moon” last year. Fashioned from ceramic and platinum, the watch … [Read more...]