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Baselworld 2015 Preview: New Hamilton Ventura “Elvis80″ and Worldtimer Chrono

Hamilton Ventura Elvis80 watch

With Baselworld 2015 just over two weeks away, Hamilton Watch Co. has released news and photos on two new models it will launch at the world's biggest watch fair: the Hamilton Ventura Elvis80, in honor of the King of Rock 'n' Roll's 80th birthday; and the Hamilton Chrono Worldtimer, an aviator-friendly new world-time watch. … [Read more...]


The Apple Watch Launch: What We Know So Far

Apple Watch - orange strap

Next Monday, March 9, Apple has announced its "Spring Forward" event, which will be available as a live video stream on the company's website. Though Apple has not confirmed the specifics, the event is widely expected to produce the final details on the company's long-awaited smartwatch, the Apple Watch. … [Read more...]


Ball Engineer Master II Slide Chronograph

Ball Engineer Master II Slide Chronograph

Ball Watch continues to introduce patented technologies to its watches. In addition to the Engineer II Magneto S watch, with its new antimagnetic system, the company last year introduced the Ball Engineer Master II Slide chronograph, which uses a mechanical slide, rather than the traditional pushers, to start, stop and reset the stopwatch. … [Read more...]


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

Panerai PAM00526 - front

Spring is around the corner, 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 nautical activities, often with some version of the all-important regatta countdown function. Here we run down five yachting and regatta watches and reveal why they're ideal companions out on the waves. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015 Preview: Hublot Brings Out New Big Bang Ferrari Models

Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Black Ceramic thumb 150

Hublot has announced two new watches that will premiere at Baselworld 2015. The new Big Bang Ferrari comes in two different color combinations. Both versions have Ferrari characteristics that Hublot had not previously used, but are still distinctly Hublot in design. These new Big Bang Ferrari models join the growing family of watches made in the three-year-old partnership between Hublot and Ferrari. That partnership had its highlight so far in 2013, when Hublot introduced the MP-05 LaFerrari, … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015 Preview: The Perrelet Turbine Skeleton

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Perrelet's most recognizable family is the Turbine collection. These watches, featuring an oscillating turbine seen through cut-outs in the dial, have become the company's signature, and now represent the majority of Perrelet's watches on the market. Since the design relies on an idea of openwork, letting you see into the dial, it's always felt just a little bit like a skeletonized watch. But Perrelet offered no skeletonized version of the Turbine – until now. At Baselworld this year, Perrelet … [Read more...]


The Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater Openwork: 5 Things to Know

jaquet droz bird repeater openwork

The Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater Openwork combines expertise in several arts to create an amazingly detailed and realistic automaton with minute repeater. This new model also features a clear sapphire dial that reveals the complex mechanism behind the moving parts. Here are five things you need to know about this new timepiece. … [Read more...]


Patek Philippe Ref. 5200 Gondolo 8 Days, Day & Date Indication

Patek Philippe Ref. 5200 - front-back

Amidst the fanfare surrounding Patek Philippe's 175th anniversary last year and the commemorative watches recently released, we revisit a Patek Philippe timepiece, released in 2013, aimed squarely at aficionados of classical, hand-wound watches: the Ref. 5200 Gondolo 8 Days, Day and Date Indication. … [Read more...]


Frédérique Constant, Alpina and Mondaine Are First Brands with New MMT Horological Smartwatch Tech

Frederique Constant smartwatch

As reported last night on WatchTime's social media channels, the smartwatch revolution continues to have an impact on traditional Swiss watch brands. The latest evidence came last night at a launch event in San Francisco, where Frédérique Constant CEO Peter Stas announced  the debut of the MMT (Manufacture Modules Technologies) smartwatch technology platform, a joint venture that represents, according to Stas, "the bridge between Silicon Valley and Switzerland." … [Read more...]


Girard-Perregaux Neo-Tourbillon with Three Bridges: 10 Things to Know

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Girard-Perregaux’s Tourbillon with Three Bridges has been an icon of classic design for almost 150 years. This year, the brand’s signature timepiece is reborn with a radical new look. Here are 10 things to know about this futuristic masterpiece. … [Read more...]


6 “Tribute to the Military” Watches

Breitling Honor Flight Navitimer

Watches have long been used by soldiers, sailors, airmen, and other military operators in the line of duty. Here we showcase six watches made by various brands especially to honor certain branches of the armed forces and those that support them. Herewith, our six "Tribute to the Military" watches. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015 Preview: Two New Versions of the Glashütte Original PanoMaticLunar and PanoReserve

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A line extension doesn’t just add one more version of the same watch. By offering different color and material combinations with a familiar movement, a brand can reconsider a watch model, or it can highlight links between different models by dressing them in similar clothes. This latter option is what happens with Glashütte Original’s new Pano offerings, which will be presented for the first time at Baselworld 2015. The Saxony manufacture is bringing out new editions of its PanoMaticLunar … [Read more...]


Close-Up: 5 Rolex Day-Date Watches in 5 Colors (With Video)

Rolex Day-Date in white gold/cherry dial

The Rolex Day-Date, launched in 1956 and touted by Rolex as the first chronometer wristwatch to spell out both the date and day of the week on its dial, has throughout its long history been available only in gold cases. That tradition continues with five models launched in 2013, which have either an 18k yellow gold, 18k white gold, or 18k Everose gold case and are available in different dial-strap combos. … [Read more...]


Close-Up: The Award-Winning, Bauhaus-Inspired Nomos Tangente Watch

Nomos Tangente Datum

Nomos Glashütte, a watch brand very popular in its native Germany and now making a big push in America as well, takes justifiable pride in its flagship timepiece, the starkly designed — and multiple design-award-winning — Tangente watch, which applies Bauhaus design principles to its dial. … [Read more...]


Close-Up: The Redesigned Breitling Avenger II Collection

Breitling Avenger II Seawolf

Breitling, which has 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 Breitling Avenger series. The Breitling Avenger II collection includes two chronographs, one divers' watch, and one GMT watch. … [Read more...]


A. Lange & Söhne 1815 “200th Anniversary of F.A. Lange”

A. Lange & Sohne 1815 200th Anniversary F.A. Lange - angle

February 18, 2015 marked what would have been the 200th birthday of Ferdinand Adolph Lange, one of the founding fathers of Saxon watchmaking and namesake of the modern A. Lange & Söhne watch brand, founded by his great-grandson. To commemorate this milestone, the brand has released a limited-edition timepiece, the A. Lange & Söhne 1815 "200th Anniversary F.A. Lange." … [Read more...]


Let’s Kick It: 6 Watches That Celebrate Soccer

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The so-called "beautiful game" is what we Americans call soccer and what nearly everyone else calls football. Some of the world's luxury watch and sports watch makers have gotten in on the excitement, with special-edition watches specially devoted to the sport and its players. … [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 things you should know about this innovative timepiece from Montblanc. … [Read more...]


5 Milestone Patek Philippe Watches, from 1868 to Today

Patek Philippe - 1st Wristwatch (1868)

To mark Patek Philippe's 175th birthday in 2014, WatchTime offers a look at the company's most notable wristwatches. Scroll down to discover WatchTime.com's top five. For the complete list of 24 milestone Patek Philippe watches, you can download the full article, from the November-December 2014 issue, from WatchTime's online store. … [Read more...]


The MB&F HM6 Space Pirate – Six Things to Know

MB&F Space Pirate

Maximilian Büsser & Friends, better known as MB&F, debuted the Horological Machine 6 (aka "Space Pirate", or simply HM6) last fall. This new model takes the domed look introduced with the HM3 "Frog" to new heights. MB&F timepieces are always creative on many levels. Here are six things to know about HM6. … [Read more...]