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

Arnold & Dent Chronometer

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

HYT H1 movement/bellows CU

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 and SF, page 2


The second event in this report took place at the Grand Hyatt hotel in San Francisco. … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva 2011 NYC & SF, page 3


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...]

IBG 2011: Chicago and Miami, Part 2


Following the watch fair, it's off to dinner and Jeff Kingston's presentation, covering more than 45 brands from SIHH, Baselworld and the Geneva Time Exhibition. Jeff Kingston (left) at the podium with WatchTime editor in chief Joe Thompson. Joe will also be at every show! Joe introduces Jeff... ...and the presentation gets under way. The watch talk continues over dinner. Surrounded by gift bags as the evening comes to a close. Remember, there are … [Read more...]

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


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


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


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...]

Inside Basel/Geneva 2010 West Coast, page 2


Our next stop is the tables, where guests can talk to brand executives and representatives and see and try on the newest models from Basel and Geneva. This part of the show is better than Basel and Geneva, because at the Swiss shows, the watches are locked away in glass cases, and the rule is look, but don't touch. At the WatchTime shows, you can look, touch, examine with a loupe, try on, and get expert answers direct from the manufacturers. And remember, many of the watches at Inside … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva West Coast, page 3


We've finally arrived at the reason we do this...the watches. You may click the images to view larger versions. Click here to continue to page 4 to see several more watches and Jeff Kingston's presentation. … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva West Coast 2010 page 4


  After about two hours looking at and trying on the latest watches while enjoying wine and cocktails, it was at last time for dinner and Jeff's presentation. Joe Thompson introduces Jeff, and we're off... That's it for Inside Basel/Geneva's West Coast shows. Thanks again to our guests, and to the exhibiting brands. Don't forget that our next show is in Miami on July 14 - just around the corner! Click here to learn more, and to sign up! You can use the same link … [Read more...]

Inside Basel-Geneva 2009 New York, page 2


IBG 2009 New York guests...   Dinner gets under way Joe Thompson introduces Jeff Jeff's presentation begins.. That's the end of this show. You can still catch IBG 2009 in Chicago on September 29, and in Dallas October 1. Click here to register. We hope to see you there! Click here to return to the home page … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva San Francisco, page 3


In this final section of the photo essay, we look at a few of the many watches that were on display at Inside Basel/Geneva 2009 San Francisco, and Jeff's presentation gets under way... … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva San Francisco, page 2


In this section of the photo essay, we go along with guests at Inside Basel/Geneva 2009 in San Francisco as they visit the manufacturers' tables to meet the reps and to see and try on the latest watches from Basel and Geneva. … [Read more...]