Photo Slideshow: Images from the Smithsonian’s “Time and Navigation” Exhibit

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In the November-December 2013 issue of WatchTime, on sale October 29, associate editor Jay Deshpande visits the Smithsonian's "Time and Navigation" exhibit. Click on the image gallery below for a look at classic chronometers on display at the exhibit. … [Read more...]

Hydromechanical Horology: Inside the New HYT H1, continued

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A proprietary movement powers the display. The movement generates .7 Newton meters (Nm) of force, and is capable of producing 1.2 Nm, thanks to one of the most powerful mainsprings available. Chronode solved the problem of how to move liquid at a uniform pace by replacing the hour hand with a snail cam that operates the pistons, which in turn compress the bellows. These bellows can be seen on the watch face above 6 o’clock. While the first compresses, the second expands, and vice versa, … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva 2011 NYC & SF, page 3

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Here is a tiny sample of the hundreds of watches that were on display in San Francisco. Each image may be enlarged with a click. … [Read more...]

Visiting Vacheron: A Photo and Video Essay, Part II

Vacheron’s instantly-recognizable headquarters is located in Plan-les-Ouates in the canton of Geneva, just a few miles outside the city. This beautiful building is where Vacheron designs and assembles its timepieces, using parts manufactured in Le Sentier and those provided by specialty suppliers. In the ateliers, movements are assembled to ensure quality and precise fits, then each movement is disassembled, cleaned, and assembled a second time. Assembled movements … [Read more...]

Look – Up in the Sky!Many brands make pilot’s watches. Tutima makes pilots, too.

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Who has the best job in the world? I recently spent some time with an elite group whose members have a strong claim to that title. They are some of the best in the world at what they do. What they do is great fun, very cool, and it saves lives. They’re the instructors at the Tutima Academy for Aviation Safety. Let's go flying. … [Read more...]

Bugatti at The Quail, Pebble Beach, and Laguna Seca

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Bugatti officially introduced the Veyron Super Sport at The Quail Motorsport Gathering, and the brand was strongly represented at both The Quail and Pebble Beach. The Laguna Seca Historic Races featured a Bugatti Grand Prix. WatchTime was there to capture the action. You may enlarge these images with a click. The lovely setting at The Quail. Bugatti President Dr.-Ing. Franz-Josef Paefgen presents the new Veyron Super Sport. Bugatti test driver Pierre-Henri Raphanel drives the … [Read more...]

Images From the Parmigiani Bugatti Super Sport Official Launch

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Parmigiani held the official launch party for the Bugatti Super Sport at a private residence in Monterey, California, near the scene of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. WatchTime attended and captured these images, which may be enlarged with a click. Guests arrive for the event. Michel Parmigiani and a guest admire a Veyron. Arrangements are made for poolside dining. Michel Parmigiani with guests. Parmigiani Fleurier CEO Jean-Marc Jacot opens the press conference. … [Read more...]