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Debuting at Couture 2015: Porsche Design Chronotimer Series 1

Porsche Design Chronotimer1 - black bracelet carbon strap

Sports watches with titanium cases are now de rigeur for many luxury brands, but few may realize how revolutionary such a watch seemed back in 1980, when Porsche Design launched the very first such … [Read more...]


Introducing the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Laptimer Michael Schumacher

Audemars Piguet Royal oak Concept Laptimer Schumacher - reclining

Wednesday in Givrins, Switzerland at the Corinna Schumacher CS Ranch, Audemars Piguet unveiled its latest concept watch: the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Laptimer Michael Schumacher. Scroll down … [Read more...]


For Memorial Day: 6 “Tribute to the Military” Watches

Breitling Honor Flight Navitimer Side

As we approach Memorial Day, in which Americans honor the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and other military operators lost in the line of duty, we showcase six watches made by various brands especially to … [Read more...]


Close-Up: 5 Tissot T-Race MotoGP Watches for 2015

Tissot T-race MotoGP Automatic - front-back

Tissot, longtime partner of the MotoGP World Championship — the Grand Prix of motorbike racing — presents its latest collection of Tissot T-Race MotoGP limited edition watches this year. Here's a … [Read more...]


Watch Insider Reviews the Longines Heritage Diver

Longines Heritage Diver Chrono

In this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, 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...]


Close-Up: The Redesigned Breitling Avenger II Collection

Breitling Avenger II Seawolf

Breitling, which recently revamped its Colt collection as well as tweaked the look of its newest Chronomat Airborne watches, has also given a redesign to another popular line in its portfolio, the … [Read more...]


Jaeger-LeCoultre Hosts WatchTime and Friends At Miami Design District Boutique

Jaeger-Lecoultre event - guests

Around 30 WatchTime readers in the Miami area, plus their spouses or significant others, were the guests of Jaeger-LeCoultre North America at the company’s boutique in Miami’s bustling Design … [Read more...]


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...]


WatchTime’s May-June Issue is On Sale Now!

WatchTime May-June 2015 Cover

The May-June issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and also in the WatchTime online shop), featuring our test of the Omega Seamaster 300, our in-depth coverage of the new watches that debuted at … [Read more...]


Greubel Forsey Takes a Subtler Approach with its Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision

Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision - front-back

The name Greubel Forsey conjures up many images among horological connoisseurs but classically simple dials and elegantly thin cases are probably not among them — at least until now. With the … [Read more...]


Rolex, Omega… Pulsar? New James Bond Watch Exhibit Focuses on the Quartz Era

James Bond Seiko watch

To readers of Ian Fleming's original James Bond novels and those who fondly recall the early Sean Connery films, Agent 007 will always be a Rolex man. To younger fans, who've known no cinematic Bond … [Read more...]


Hublot Big Bang Unico

Hublot Big Bang Unico titanium/ceramic

Since its debut in 2009, Hublot's in-house Unico caliber, a column-wheel flyback chronograph movement, has been used in various models in the brand's King Power collection. A few years ago, Hublot … [Read more...]


Breitling Aerospace Evo

Breitling Aerospace Evo - front

Breitling launched the original version of its Breitling Aerospace Evo in 1985. Last year, the brand released a new model of the Breitling Aerospace Evo, a mainstay of its Professional collection, … [Read more...]


IWC Connect: The Latest “Smart” Watch Strap for Mechanical Timepieces

IWC Connect strap - CU

With last week's announcement of its IWC Connect device — an "intelligent tool" embedded in the straps of its watches — IWC Shaffhausen becomes the latest Swiss watch brand to offer a high-tech … [Read more...]


Close-Up: Baume & Mercier Promesse Ladies’ Watch Collection

Baume & Mercier Promesse watches

Baume & Mercier has been turning to its extensive watch archives to inspire its recent men's watch collections, such as the Clifton. Last year, the Swiss brand launched a new watch line for ladies … [Read more...]


Three Things to Know About the Patek Philippe Chiming Jump Hour

patek chiming jump hour

The ornate, double-dialed Grandmaster Chime dominated coverage of Patek Philippe’s 175th anniversary, which the brand marked last year. It is an amazing timepiece that makes a big statement. The … [Read more...]


Leather and Lugs: The Making of a Hermès Watch Strap

Hermes leather strap edge finishing

Watch straps usually play second fiddle to the watches they hold in place. Not at La Montre Hermès, which takes its leather goods as seriously as it does its watchmaking. In this feature from the … [Read more...]


Time for Her: 7 Ladies’ Watches For Your Last-Minute Gift Consideration

Van Cleef & Arpels Astronomie Poetique Zodiac - Sagittarius

It's a few days before Mother's Day and you still haven't found the right gift for the woman who raised you? Read on. We offer a sampling of new women’s watches to make your last-minute shopping a … [Read more...]


Oris ProDiver Pointer Moon

Oris ProDiver Pointer Moon - front

Oris has been responsible for a handful of dive-watch milestones recently; we've previously covered the brand's groundbreaking Aquis Depth Gauge, and here we take a look at the Oris ProDiver Pointer … [Read more...]


If You’ve Got a Boat, Regatta Watch: 5 Yachting Watches

Panerai PAM00526 - front

Spring is finally here, and regatta season will be in full swing before you know it. several purveyors of luxury watches have developed timepieces specifically suited for competitive sailing and other … [Read more...]


Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Power Reserve Automatic Bronzo (Video)

Panerai PAM00507 Front

Among Panerai's Luminor Submersible collection of military-style diving watches, the one that most evokes the brand's Italian navy origins is the Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Power Reserve … [Read more...]


Watch Wallpaper: Seven IWC Ingenieur Watches

IWC Ingenieur Constant Force Tourbillon

IWC Schaffhausen recently introduced its revamped IWC Ingenieuer collection, with designs and materials inspired by the brand's new partnership with the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One racing team. … [Read more...]


TAG Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver: Our Exclusive Baselworld Q&A

Jean-Claude Biver - TAG Heuer CEO

Jean-Claude Biver has been quick to action as the new CEO at TAG Heuer – restructuring the brand, introducing new Carrera models, announcing an exceptionally economical tourbillon watch, and soon, … [Read more...]


Watch Wallpaper: 12 Skeleton Watches

Ulysse Nardin Maxi Skeleton

Growing fascination with the inner workings of mechanical watches has sparked a boom in skeletonized looks. Scroll down to download wallpaper images of skeleton watches from Breguet, Cartier, Omega, … [Read more...]


Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic Skeleton

Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic Skeleton - Men

Skeleton watches continued to be a popular style at this year's Baselworld. In this "his and hers" edition of Watch to Watch, we look at a very affordable one introduced a few years back: Hamilton's … [Read more...]


5 Things to Know About the Montblanc Timewalker Chronograph 100

Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph 100 - front

Montblanc unveiled the Montblanc Timewalker Chronograph 100, a chronograph watch capable of measuring elapsed times to 1/100 second, at the 2014 SIHH watch fair in Geneva. Here are five pertinent … [Read more...]


For Vintage-Watch Lovers: Omega Speedmaster ’57 Co-Axial Chronograph

Omega Speedmaster '57 - white dial

A few years ago, Omega introduced a retro-styled version of its well-known Speedmaster chronograph watch, the Omega Speedmaster '57 Co-Axial Chronograph, named for the year of the first Speedmaster's … [Read more...]


Arnold & Son Adds 3 New Versions of the UTTE

Arnold UTTE_MOP Tahitian thumb 150

Spring has sprung, and with it new colors are everywhere. Arnold & Son has given us a spring of its own: the La Chaux-de-Fonds brand just introduced three new variations on its renowned UTTE … [Read more...]


Oris Aquis Depth Gauge

Oris Aquis Depth Gauge

Oris, long known for its professional-grade divers' watches, achieved a watch-world milestone with its Oris Aquis Depth Gauge, introduced in 2013. It is the first divers' watch that measures depth by … [Read more...]


Stealth Pilots: 5 All-Black Breitling Watches

Breitling Avenger Blackbird

Black-on-black watches have been a popular category for the last several years, and Breitling has created more than its share of these "stealth" timepieces, for its popular pilots' watch collections … [Read more...]