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Video: Jaquet Droz “Signing Machine” Automaton

Jaquet Droz Signing Machine

As we reveal in our July-August issue, on sale July 15, Jaquet Droz has brought out a new miniaturized mechanical device: a machine that can duplicate its owner’s signature. Dubbed the Signing Machine, it follows in the tradition of Jaquet Droz automata. … [Read more...]

Video: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine Retrograde Day and Date

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine Retrograde Day-Date

In WatchTime's May-June 2014 issue, on sale May 13, technical editor Mike Disher conducts an in-depth watch test of the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine Retrograde Day and Date, a watch with twin retrograde calendar hands. Click here to view a video of the watch, shot exclusively for WatchTime by the story’s photographer, Robert Atkinson. … [Read more...]

Video: Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Mechanica 11

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Jaeger-LeCoultre's Hybris Mechanica 11 — also known as the Master Ultra Thin Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon — was among the highlight pieces of this year's SIHH watch fair in Geneva. The ultra-complicated timepiece, JLC told us, is the "thinnest minute repeater on the market" and also boasts automatic winding and a flying tourbillon fitted with a flying balance wheel. (Click here to read our first impressions of the watch from SIHH.) During the official SIHH launch of the watch, for which … [Read more...]

Video: Arnold & Son UTTE

Arnold & Son UTTE Ultra Thin Tourbillon

In WatchTime's March-April 2014 issue, on sale March 18, technical editor Mike Disher gives you the skinny on Arnold & Son's Ultra-Thin tourbillon watch, the UTTE, in an in-depth watch test. Click below to view a video of the watch, shot exclusively for WatchTime by the story's photographer, Robert Atkinson. … [Read more...]

Video: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Perpetual

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Perpetual

In the March-April 2014 issue of WatchTime, on sale March 18, technical editor Mike Disher conducts an in-depth watch test of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Perpetual. Click here to view a video of the watch, shot exclusively for WatchTime by the story's photographer, Robert Atkinson. … [Read more...]

Video: Vacheron Constantin Caliber 1731

Vacheron Constantin Caliber 1731

At SIHH 2014, Vacheron Constantin introduced the Patrimony Contemporaine Ultra-Thin Calibre 1731, which it calls "the world's thinnest manual-winding minute repeater." The watch's gold case is only 8.09 mm thick, and its movement, Caliber 1731, is a mere 3.9 mm thick. During the watch's launch at SIHH, Vacheron presented a video showcasing the brand's history of ultra-thin repeater watches and revealing the workings of this groundbreaking movement, which we present for you below. … [Read more...]

Video: A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar Terraluna

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The A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar Terraluna was one of the most talked-about new timepieces at SIHH 2014. (Click here to read technical editor Mike Disher's first impressions of the watch.) The Terraluna combines a sophisticated orbital moon-phase display with a perpetual calendar featuring Lange's traditional outsize date, and also boasts a 14-day power reserve and constant-force escapement. During the watch's presentation at SIHH 2014, Lange showed us a brand video … [Read more...]

Video: Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon NEDU

Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon NEDU

In WatchTime's January-February 2014 issue, on sale December 31, technical editor Mike Disher tests the Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon NEDU, a "muscular tool watch" boasting a COSC-certified chronograph movement and a tough titanium case.  Click below to watch an exclusive video of the watch taken by Robert Atkinson (who also provided photos for the story), available only here on WatchTime.com. … [Read more...]

Video: Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe

Blancpain 50 Fathoms Bathyscaphe

In WatchTime's January-February 2014 issue, on sale December 31, technical editor Mike Disher conducts an in-depth test of the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe, a vintage-inspired divers' watch introduced at Baselworld 2013. Click below to watch an exclusive video taken by Robert Atkinson (who also provided photos for the story), available only here on WatchTime.com. … [Read more...]

Video: Perrelet Turbine Chronograph

Perrelet Turbine Chrono

In WatchTime's November-December 2013 issue, on sale October 29, technical editor Mike Disher tests the Perrelet Turbine Chronograph. Take a look at this new Perrelet watch, and its double-rotor turbine dial, in motion in this video taken by the story's photographer, Robert Atkinson. … [Read more...]

Video: Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 Annual Calendar

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Annual Calendar

In WatchTime's November-December 2013 issue, on sale October 29, technical editor Mike Disher tests the Zenith Pilot Montre d'Aéronef Type 20 Annual Calendar. Click play on the video below, taken by the story's photographer, Robert Atkinson, for an up-close look at this new Zenith pilots' watch. … [Read more...]

Video: Breva Génie 01

Breva Genie 01

In WatchTime's September-October issue, on sale now, technical editor Mike Disher seeks out the most offbeat and under-the-radar timepieces at the 2013 Baselworld watch fair, most produced by little-known independent watchmakers. Click here to watch a video of one of this year's most interesting newcomers, the Breva Génie 01. … [Read more...]

Video: Touring the Perrelet Turbillon

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At Baselworld 2013, Perrelet added to its flagship Turbine collection of double-rotor timepieces with the line's first tourbillon watch — in this case, cleverly spelled "Turbillon." The new watch is among the 60+ new watches covered in our September-October issue, on sale August 27. Click here for a video showing the Turbillon and its spinning rotor blades in action. … [Read more...]

Video: Inside the HYT H2

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In WatchTime's September-October issue, on sale August 27, our editorial team compiles a blockbuster selection of 60+ new watches from Baselworld 2013. One of the featured timepieces is the H2, the latest innovation from the "hydromechanical horologists" at HYT. Click here to see an HD video showing the workings of this unusual timepiece. … [Read more...]

Video: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3

Jaeger-LeCoultre Gyrotourbillon 3

Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced its Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 at the 2013 SIHH. The watch is the first to be equipped with a flying twin-axis tourbillon and contains the first spherical hairspring ever  used in a wristwatch. Click here to see Jaeger-LeCoultre's video of the watch in motion. … [Read more...]

Video: IWC Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month

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The crowning piece in IWC's F1-racing-inspired revamping of its Ingenieur collection this year is the IWC Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month, which contains IWC's in-house Caliber 89800 and features the brand's first case made of titanium aluminide. Click here for IWC's video presentation of the new timepiece. … [Read more...]

Video: Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph

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Longines started manufacturing timing equipment in 1878 with the launch of a simple 20 ligne column-wheel chronograph, reference number 20H. Over the years, many other Longines chronograph calibers have incorporated a column-wheel mechanism. The new Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph continues this horological heritage into the 21st century.Click here for a photo of the Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph movement and further information.Click below to start the video...For more … [Read more...]

Video: Maurice Lacroix Le Chronographe Squelette LE

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This 45mm chronograph is equipped with Maurice Lacroix’s manufacture movement, caliber ML 106-7. The hand-wound 16.5 ligne (36.6mm) movement is developed, manufactured and assembled in-house. Offering classic column wheel design, 1/5 second accuracy and a 60 minute counter, the movement also featured a unique, patent-pending system that reduces the effects of impacts during the interlocking and releasing phases.Click here for more photos of the Maurice Lacroix Le Chronographe Squelette … [Read more...]

Video: H. Moser & Cie Mayu

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We’re in an age of sobriety following a multi-year horological binge during which watches generally became much larger, much wilder, and much more expensive. The H. Moser & Cie Mayu is the perfect watch for these times. This watch is about simplicity, elegance, innovation, craftsmanship, and perhaps most of all, intrinsic value.Click here for more details of the H. Moser & Cie Mayu.Click below to see a video about the H. Moser & Cie Mayu...Receive all the news, … [Read more...]

Video: Romain Jerome Eyjafjallajökull-DNA Unique Piece

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Before the dust has settled, so to speak, Romain Jerome introduces the Eyjafjallajökull-DNA, a unique-piece memento of the eruption that tortured air travelers and newsreaders the world over. The piece is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity confirming that the volcanic rock and the ash used to create it do indeed come from the infamous volcano. No word on whether delivery of the piece from Geneva may be delayed due to airport closures.Click here to see more photos of the … [Read more...]

Video: Perrelet Introduces the Turbine XL

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Last year Perrelet pumped up its iconic (and patented) double-rotor design with the Turbine, a distinctive 44mm re-imagining that transformed the dial-side rotor into a spinning 12-bladed titanium dynamo. Not one to rest on its laurels, for 2010 Perrelet launches the new 50mm Turbine XL.Click here for photos of the Turbine XL.Click below to start the video...Receive all the news, features and reviews from WatchTime for free! Sign up to our free weekly newsletter and get all the … [Read more...]

Video: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time The World Has More Time Than You Think

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World time is a very popular complication among collectors. The most expensive wristwatch ever sold at auction was a world time. The dials can have great aesthetic appeal, and in this age of global interconnectedness, it is always handy to know the time around the world at a glance. Yet most world time watches present a partial picture, displaying only the 24 standard time zones. Recently, some manufacturers have trumpeted new models that include the half-hour time zones. Vacheron’s new … [Read more...]

Video: Baume & Mercier Capeland Flyback Chronograph

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For 2011 the 180-year-old brand is launching a new chronograph in its Capeland line. The 44mm case, available in steel or 18K red gold, houses a La Joux-Perret automatic bi-compax chronograph movement with flyback and date. The dial offers a distinctly vintage appeal with telemeter and tachymeter scales. Blued or gilt Breguet hands complete the retro look.Click here for photos of the Capeland Flyback Chronograph.Click below to start the video...Receive all the news, features and … [Read more...]

Video: Alpina Launches Startimer Pilot Collection

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Alpina’s new Startimer Pilot Collection includes a range of timepieces inspired by original Alpina designs used by pilots during the 1920s and 30s. The collection includes four models, each measuring 44mm in diameter: three variations offering time and date, including two with a manufacture movements, and a two-register chronograph.Click here to see photos of the Startimer Pilot Collection.Click below for a video of the Alpina Startimer Manufacture...Receive all the news, … [Read more...]

Video: Hamilton Pan Europ

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Inspired by a Hamilton timepiece of the same name originally introduced in 1971, the modern Pan Europ takes a nostalgic look back in time. The year 1971, also the number of pieces in this limited edition, is a significant date in Hamilton’s history. It marks the year the brand joined the Swatch Group, then known as SSIH.Click here for photos of the Hamilton Pan Europ.Click below to start the video...Receive all the news, features and reviews from WatchTime for free! Sign up to … [Read more...]

Video: Omega Debuts New Planet Ocean Collection and Announces Film Project in Capri

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Omega chose the Italian island of Capri to debut its upgraded Planet Ocean collection. The four new watches are equipped with unidirectional rotating bezels, helium escape valves and water resistance to 60 bar / 600 meters / 2000 feet. The in-house co-axial movements with silicon balance springs are backed by a four-year warranty.Click here for photos of the Planet Ocean collection.Click below to start the video...Receive all the news, features and reviews from WatchTime for … [Read more...]

Video: Tempting Tonneaus: Vacheron Constantin Redesigns the Malte Collection

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Vacheron Constantin introduced its first form watch in 1912. To celebrate the centennial of the curvy case, Vacheron Constantin launched four new Malte models at SIHH, each wearing an appealing, updated shape. The top model houses the new hand-wound Calibre 2795 shaped tourbillon movement.Click here for more photos of the Malte Collection.Click below to start the video...Receive all the news, features and reviews from WatchTime for free! Sign up to our free weekly newsletter and … [Read more...]

Video: Piaget Altiplano Skeleton Ultra-Thin

Piaget is the undisputed master of ultra-thin. The brand holds several world records for thinnest movements, both simple and complicated. At SIHH, the list of records grew by two with the introduction of the Piaget Altiplano Skeleton Ultra-Thin.Click here to read more about the  Piaget Altiplano Skeleton Ultra-Thin.Click below to start the video...Receive all the news, features and reviews from WatchTime for free! Sign up to our free weekly newsletter and get all the news … [Read more...]

Video: Rolex Revamps the Yacht-Master

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Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master, a sailors’ watch introduced in 1992, undergoes a major facelift this year in both its design and technology. The new model, which has an Oyster case made of a patented alloy called Rolesium, and a cool, blue dial with brushed sunray pattern, made its debut at the Baselworld watch fair this month.Click here for photos of the Yacht-Master.Click below to start the video...Receive all the news, features and reviews from WatchTime for free! … [Read more...]

Video: Omega Speedmaster Racing

Omega Speedmaster Racing

Before Omega’s legendary Speedmaster watch was worn by astronauts on the moon — and thus forever linked to space exploration and assigned the nickname “Moonwatch” — it was much more closely associated with the decidedly earthbound activity of automobile racing. In fact, when Omega introduced the first Speedmaster in 1957, it designed the watch’s dial to resemble the dashboard of that era’s Italian sports cars. Motorsports and rally drivers prized the Speedmaster for its chronograph … [Read more...]