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Glashütte Original Senator Observer Adds Luminous Highlights for 2015

Glashutte Original Senator Observer

Several years ago, Glashütte Original introduced its first Senator Observer, a limited-edition, white-gold timepiece that celebrated the memory of German watchmaker Julius Assmann and famed explorer … [Read more...]

SIHH 2016 Preview: Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Métrographe Abyss Blue


Parmigiani Fleurier recently released a preview of one of its four new Tonda Métro timepieces, which the brand will officially launch in Geneva this January, at the 2016 Salon International de la … [Read more...]

5 Milestone Patek Philippe Watches, from 1868 to Today

Patek Philippe - 1st Wristwatch (1868)

To mark Patek Philippe's recent 175th birthday, WatchTime offers a look at the company's most notable wristwatches. Scroll down to discover's top five. For the complete list of 24 … [Read more...]

Watch Insider Reviews the Longines Heritage Diver

Longines Heritage Diver

In this article from my blog,, I take a look at the Longines Heritage Diver watches, released last summer, which are re-issued versions of Longines watches for divers produced in the … [Read more...]

Dive Watch News: Oris Launches A New Version of its Diver Sixty-Five


Oris has recently released a blue-and-gray-dialed version (note also the white-on-black date) of its popular Oris Diver Sixty-Five model, which was first introduced at Baselworld 2015. (For a review … [Read more...]

Hublot Big Bang Unico “Full Magic Gold” Celebrates 10 Years of Big Bang

Hublot Big Bang Unico Full Magic Gold

It was 10 years ago, in 2005, that Jean-Claude Biver revitalized the Hublot brand with the introduction of the now iconic Hublot Big Bang. The model that the brand introduced to celebrate this … [Read more...]

Watch Wallpaper: 10 Divers’ Watches

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GoodPlanet

Because divers' watches continue to be very popular, we've continued to cover a lot of them here on Here we collect photos of some of these timepieces, all of which have been introduced … [Read more...]

On Sale Now: WatchTime November-December 2015 Issue

WatchTime December 2015 - Cover

The November-December 2015 issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and also in the WatchTime online shop), featuring our test of the revamped Lange 1 from A. Lange & Söhne, an in-depth report on … [Read more...]

Special Seating: A Gallery of Retro-Design Watches From WatchTime’s Special Design Issue

Hamilton Pan-Europ Day-Date

For WatchTime's Special Design Issue — on newsstands now and also available in the WatchTime online shop — we showcase six retro-designed watches, sitting pretty on miniature retro chairs. Scroll … [Read more...]

The WatchTime Q&A: Jean-Claude Biver on the TAG Heuer Connected Watch

Jean-Claude Biver - Interview - LVMH

The biggest news in the watch world this week was the launch of the TAG Heuer Connected, a "smartwatch" developed by the Swiss brand in partnership with Google and Intel. (Click here for our detailed … [Read more...]

SIHH 2016 Preview: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar in Yellow Gold

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak QP - yellow gold - angle

For the first new watch that it is unveiling in advance of SIHH 2016 in January, Audemars Piguet goes for what many would consider old-school horological luxury — releasing a new version of its … [Read more...]

Watch Wallpaper: 8 Montblanc Watches and Movements

Montblanc Timewalker 2000

We continue our series of wallpaper images of luxury watches with Montblanc, which has introduced several notable new timepieces in recent years. Scroll down to find eight photos of recently released … [Read more...]

For Veteran’s Day: 7 “Tribute to the Military” Watches

Breitling Honor Flight Navitimer Side

Wristwatches have long been useful tools in military life, and over the years various watch brands have created special timepieces to honor certain branches of the armed forces and those that support … [Read more...]

Close-Up: Zenith Pilot Doublematic

Zenith Pilot Doublematic

Zenith is best known these days for chronograph watches powered by the high-frequency El Primero chronograph movement, which it introduced in the milestone horological year of 1969. However, one would … [Read more...]

From Watch Anish: Highlights from WatchTime New York 2015

Watch Anish - wristshots - WTNY 2015

Our friends at watch lifestyle website helped make this year's WatchTime New York Event at Gotham Hall a huge success. Here is their report on the event — which they dubbed "the most … [Read more...]

TAG Heuer Launches TAG Heuer Connected Smartwatch with Intel & Google

TAG Heuer Connected - smartwatch

Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer officially threw its hat into the smartwatch ring today with the launch of the TAG Heuer Connected watch — first announced at this year's Baselworld — a revolutionary … [Read more...]

Only Watch 2015 Auction Results: Another Record for Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe 5016A - Only Watch 2015

The sixth edition of the biennial Only Watch charity auction took place on November 7th at Geneva's La Réserve, with 44 one-of-a-kind timepieces, sold under the hammer of watch expert Aurel Bacs, … [Read more...]

Raymond Weil Unveils Special Edition Nabucco Inspired by Gibson Guitars

Raymond Weil Nabucco Gibson

Earlier this year, Swiss watch manufacturer Raymond Weil and Gibson Brands, an American manufacturer of guitars and other instruments, announced their plans to work together to create a special … [Read more...]

James Bond’s New Watch: The Omega Seamaster 300 “SPECTRE” Limited Edition

OMEGA Seamaster 300 Spectre LE

"Does it do anything?" "It tells the time. We know you have trouble with punctuality." So goes the exchange between James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Q (Ben Whishaw) as Agent 007 is handed his newest … [Read more...]

Inspired by Aviation: Introducing the Montblanc 1858 Collection


Montblanc recently launched a new collection called 1858, inspired by 1930s pilots' watches from the brand's archives. At launch, two models have been announced, the 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter … [Read more...]

The New Louis Erard Excellence and 1931 Collections

Louis Erard watch

Watchmaker Louis Erard founded his eponymous watch brand in 1931 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Now based in Le Noirmont in the Jura Valley, the brand has reinvented its collections in recent … [Read more...]

A Fleet of Ferraris: 10 Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Watches (Updated with New Models for 2015)

Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Black Ceramic thumb 150

Hublot released the first Big Bang Ferrari watches, products of a collaboration with the famed Italian automaker, in 2012. Since then, the brand has expanded the Hublot Ferrari collection each year, … [Read more...]

Greubel Forsey Takes Top Prize at GPHG 2015; Full List of Prize-Winning Watches

Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision

The 15th Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), known as the watch world's Oscars, took place October 28 at Geneva's Grand Théatre. A distinguished jury of 26 authoritative watch experts and … [Read more...]

Broadway Debut: New Watch Models Launch at WatchTime New York 2015

Ball Fireman NECC - blue dial

When a new play wants to make a big splash, it opens on Broadway. When a watch company wants to put its newest timepieces in front of the most avid and knowledgeable collectors, it also turns to … [Read more...]

Close-Up: 6 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronographs

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph

At SIHH 2014, Audemars Piguet debuted a set of six new models in its Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph collection, which also features some contemporary design updates. Here's a closer look at the … [Read more...]

Jukebox Hero: Harry Winston Opus 14 Launches in Rock ‘n’ Roll Style

Harry Winston Opus 14

The most secretive new watch in recent history finally launched last night, as the long-awaited Harry Winston Opus 14 made its debut at a lavish 1950s-themed party at Kurhaus Casino in Baden-Baden, … [Read more...]

Thompson Tells Watch-World War Stories at WatchTime New York Event


Veteran watch journalist Joe Thompson, editor-in-chief of WatchTime, entertained attendees at the WatchTime New York show last weekend with stories about his 38 years covering the watch … [Read more...]

New York State of Time: Scenes from WatchTime New York 2015


Over the weekend, WatchTime magazine held its first annual WatchTime New York event, dedicated to fine timepieces, with a long list of top watch brand exhibitors such as A. Lange & Söhne, Armin … [Read more...]

German Watchmaking Struts its Stuff at WatchTime New York 2015

Lange Saxonia FA Lange - Honey Gold

Despite a predominance of very fine Swiss watch brands (along with one notable brand each from Japan and the USA) at last weekend's WatchTime New York event, Germany, especially the German watchmaking … [Read more...]

Time For Her: 5 New Ladies’ Watches for Your Holiday Shopping List

Hermes Arceau Petite Lune - steel w/diamonds

We provide you a selection of the latest women’s watches to help you with your holiday shopping in this excerpt from WatchTime's upcoming November-December 2015 issue. Cartier’s Clé (French … [Read more...]