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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 … [Read more...]

Video: Rolex Revamps the Yacht-Master

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master

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 … [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 … [Read more...]

Video: Mastering the Rolex Sky Dweller

Rolex Sky-Dweller white gold

In the past half-century, since it launched its GMT Master, Rolex has brought out just one new complication: the Yacht-Master II, in 2007, which has a countdown yacht timer. This year it’s launching … [Read more...]

Video: Speed Dreamin’: Testing the TAG Heuer Carrera 1887


A few years ago, TAG Heuer introduced a new version of its racing-inspired Carrera watch with a brand-new movement. TAG Heuers' most important model, the Carrera chronograph, was introduced less than … [Read more...]

Video: Bulgari Octo Maserati Special Edition


The Bulgari Octo Maserati is the result of a pairing of iconic Italian brands. The famed Roman watch-and-jewelry house teamed up with the Modena-based maker of luxurious sports cars to produce a Swiss … [Read more...]

Video: Hublot’s King Power Miami Heat Chronograph

With the NBA Finals heating up, it’s the perfect time to take a look at Hublot’s King Power Miami Heat Chronograph. The watch is cased in 18-carat King Gold (a special alloy of gold and 5% … [Read more...]

Video: Rolex Releases New-Look Submariner for 2012

Rolex Submariner 2012

Subtle but significant redesign is the hallmark of the 2012 model of Rolex’s iconic Oyster Perpetual Submariner. The watch, introduced at the Baselworld watch fair in March, retains the … [Read more...]

Video: Hamilton Khaki X-Patrol

Hamilton Khaki XPatrol

An aviation-inspired watch released this year as part of Hamilton’s 120th anniversary celebration, the Khaki X-Patrol offers a unique and eminently useful feature for anyone who regularly finds … [Read more...]

Video: Controlled Chaos: Harry Winston’s Opus XI

Harry Winston Opus XI

Meet the Harry Winston Opus XI. The circles, spins and flips of carnival rides were what inspired Denis Giguet in his design of the Opus XI, unveiled last year as part of Harry Winston’s Opus series … [Read more...]

Video: Romain Jerome’s Latest Features DNA From the Statue of Liberty

Romain Jerome Liberty DNA

It’s been 125 years since the Statue of Liberty — a gift from the French to the United States to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence — was first erected in New … [Read more...]

Video: Montblanc’s TimeWriter II Chronographe Bi-Fréquence 1000

Montblanc TimeWriter II Chronographe Bi-Frequence 1000 side

If three watches constitute a trend, then measuring milliseconds, or 1/1,000s of a second, is a trend. Two watch brands, each with high-speed horological histories, have launched mechanical … [Read more...]

Video: Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Roue Carrée Seconde

Maurice Lacroix Roue Carree Seconde front

Maurice Lacroix’s most talked-about model in recent years has been the one that embodies the concept of “hip to be square”: the Roue Carrée (literally, “squared wheel”) from its flagship … [Read more...]

Video: Bremont’s Victory Watch and Flagship Boutique

Bremont has collaborated with The National Museum of the Royal Navy to create a limited edition watch made with original parts of the HMS Victory, the oldest serving warship still to be in commission. … [Read more...]

Video: Perrelet’s Turbine Dragon


Perrelet’s newest Turbine watch is the Limited Edition Turbine Dragon. As with the other pieces in Perrelet’s Turbine double-rotor collection, such as the Turbine Toxic Special Edition and Turbine … [Read more...]

Video: Omega DeVille Chronograph Co-Axial Calibre 9301


In a year when Omega has introduced a slew of very high-profile timepieces tied to major events that it sponsors — the London Olympics, the new James Bond film, Golf’s Ryder cup — watch … [Read more...]

Video: The Climber’s Timer: Testing the Rolex Explorer I


WatchTime’s Jens Koch spent some time with the 2010 model of Rolex’s classic Oyster Perpetual Explorer — a watch originally made for a Mount Everest expedition and recently revamped with a … [Read more...]

Video: Piaget’s Gouverneur Collection


Piaget’s headline introduction at this year’s SIHH watch fair in Geneva was a new collection of dress watches called Gouverneur. The Gouverneur models’ distinguishing feature is the shape of … [Read more...]

Video: Cartier’s Crystal Ball: Inside the ID Two Concept Watch


Cartier is rare among watch manufacturers because it releases concept watches that reveal its future plans for all to see. The latest concept, called ID Two, looks like something teleported to us from … [Read more...]

Video: Grieb & Benzinger’s “Blue Danube”


The German watch firm Grieb & Benzinger is known for its one-of-a-kind skeletonized watches with intricate guilloché embellishments. Two of its notable watches are the Blue Danube and the Blue … [Read more...]

Video: Van Cleef & Arpels Pierre Arpels

The understated, elegant look that has come back into fashion in men’s watches over the past few years is on display in the men’s dress watch introduced by watch-and-jewelry maison Van Cleef & … [Read more...]

Video: Skydiver and His Zenith Watch Break Sound Barrier

The Austrian skydiver and Zenith brand ambassador Felix Baumgartner (not to be confused with the watchmaker Felix Baumgartner of Urwerk fame) became the first man to break the speed of sound in a … [Read more...]

Video: David Beckham & Breitling’s Transocean Chronograph Unitime

Breitling has announced David Beckham as the representative for its Transocean Chronograph Unitime worldtimer watch, establishing a long-term partnership between the Swiss brand and the famous … [Read more...]

Video: Jaquet Droz’s Bird Repeater

Jaquet Droz has channeled the spirit of its namesake, the 18th-century inventor renowned for his complicated automatons and musical clockworks — many of them using singing birds — with its new … [Read more...]

Video: Chopard’s Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Watch Inspired by ’70s Racecars


Since 2002, Chopard has partnered with the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, a racing event devoted to historical racecars, which takes place along the same route as the Monaco Grand Prix. As official … [Read more...]

Video: Hublot F1 King Power Austin

Hublot is celebrating the return of Formula 1 to the United States by unveiling their latest King Power watch. The penultimate Grand Prix of the season will take place in the new “Circuit of the … [Read more...]

Video: F.P. Journe’s Chronomètre Optimum

F.P. Journe Chronometre Optimum in rose gold

The Chronomètre Optimum, which F.P. Journe calls the "masterpiece" of its eponymous brand's Souveraine collection, incorporates in its manufacture movement all of the technologies that Journe has … [Read more...]

Video Pick: Tempus II, the Fourth Dimension


In the Twilight Zone episode A Kind of Stopwatch, Rod Serling took us to a world where stopping a watch stopped time itself. What if that watch didn't stop, but simply ran very slow? The world might … [Read more...]

Video Pick: The Birth of a Watch


In this 4 minute video, Armin Strom shows us every step in the creation of a watch, from initial hand drawings to CNC programming, through manufacturing, skeletonizing, engraving and decorating, … [Read more...]

Video Pick: Peter Speake-Marin: A Watchmaker’s Story


In this eight minute video directed by Ricardo Coll, Peter Speake-Marin discusses his beginnings and development as a watchmaker. Peter talks about his first watch, his philosophy, and why he feels … [Read more...]