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Watch Wallpaper: 7 Moon-Phase Timepieces

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar

In the WatchTime article "Going Through a Phase," executive editor Norma Buchanan explores a plethora of recently released moon-phase watches. Here are photos of seven of them that you can download as … [Read more...]

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

MB&F HM6 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 … [Read more...]

Close-Up: The New Bremont America’s Cup Collection

Bremont America's Cup watch

British watch brand Bremont — which already this year began a partnership with Jaguar cars and had prominent placement in the big-budget spy thriller Kingsman — has pulled off perhaps its biggest … [Read more...]

Close-Up: The New-Look Rolex Submariner (with Video)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner 2012

Subtle but significant redesign is the hallmark of the redesigned Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner. The watch retains the Submariner's immediately recognizable look but dispenses with the date window … [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...]

Let’s Kick It: 6 Watches That Celebrate Soccer

The Hublot Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono in King Gold

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, … [Read more...]

Which Watch Brands Spent the Most on Advertising in 2014?

Rolex Ad

More big spenders are spending more. That’s the situation with watch advertising in the U.S. market. Watch companies here spent an estimated $535.36 million on advertising in 2014, according to … [Read more...]

Wake-Up Time: 5 Luxury Watches With Mechanical Alarms

Glashutte Original Senator Diary

They're not as sexy as tourbillons or as impressively complicated as perpetual calendars, but mechanical alarm watches may possess one of the more useful complications for a weary traveler or an … [Read more...]

Affordable Oris: 5 Oris Watches Under $2,500

Oris Aquis Date

Founded in 1904 in Holstein, Switzerland, Oris has developed a reputation as a purveyor of very reasonably priced timepieces in a variety of styles, and all with Swiss-made mechanical movements. Here … [Read more...]

Cleared for Takeoff: The Breitling Emergency II Lands at U.S. Retailers This Summer

Breitling Emergency - Orange Dial

Breitling introduced the Emergency II — successor to the wildly popular Breitling Emergency, and the first-ever watch with a dual-frequency locator beacon — at Baselworld 2013. However, the … [Read more...]

Military Time: Watch Insider Presents 10 Watches With NATO Straps

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chrono

In recent years I've taken to "pimping out" my new and old watches, some of them military watches, by replacing their original straps with colorful NATO straps. New releases from recent Baselworld … [Read more...]

Close-Up: TAG Heuer Carrera with GMT and Big Date

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 8 GMT

The iconic TAG Heuer Carrera turned 50 in 2013, inspiring the brand to release a slew of new Carrera models at subsequent Baselworlds — most of them, like the original Carrera, chronographs. … [Read more...]

Budget Travelers: 5 World-Time Watches Under $5,000

Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Worldtimer

It's no secret that many watch aficionados are also avid travelers. And what could be more useful for globetrotters than a watch that lets them keep track of time everywhere in the world at once? Many … [Read more...]

A Clearer Calendar: Girard-Perregaux’s New Traveller with Large Date, Moon Phases and GMT

Girard-Perregaux Traveller Large Date Moon Phases GMT - gold-angle

Girard-Perregaux launched its Traveller collection — a revamp of its travel-themed line — in 2013. Several variations on those first models have arrived on the scene since that debut, … [Read more...]

Watch Experts Network: ‘#TBT Fortis Marinemaster 8001 Chronograph’


Basel prognostications begin as early as January and start in earnest in February. One of the most discussed brands, of course, is Rolex. A quick browse of Rolex forums brings out multitudes of … [Read more...]

Watch Experts Network: ‘Geo. Graham Tourbillon – watch review by ESCAPEMENT’


Angus Davies falls for the charms of the Geo. Graham Tourbillon, a slender timepiece equipped with a micro-rotor and tourbillon. This watch reveals another side to the brand which takes its name from … [Read more...]

Sinn 556 Weiss Limited Edition

Sinn 556 Weiss - Front

The German sports watch brand Sinn, which sells its watches direct-to-consumer on the Web, has long prided itself on its close relationship with its customers. Its newest limited edition, the Sinn 556 … [Read more...]

Watch Experts Network: ‘TAG Heuer CARRERA Calibre 6 – watch review by ESCAPEMENT’


The right calibreAngus Davies provides a ‘hands-on’ review of the TAG Heuer CARRERA Calibre 6. This watch features retro-styling, but is very applicable to modern life with its simple to interpret … [Read more...]

Watch Experts Network: ‘Hublot Classic Fusion Aeromoon – watch review by ESCAPEMENT’


Removing the layersFollowing a recent extended period of acquaintance, Angus Davies provides an in-depth ‘hands-on’ review of the Hublot Classic Fusion Aeromoon. This watch is equipped with a … [Read more...]

Watch Experts Network: ‘Summer Special: Seiko SKX007 vs Citizen NY0040′


Sun’s out guns out! Yes, it’s June and that means that people are giving serious thought to where they will spend their vacation. For most, this entails some sort of beach setting and may include … [Read more...]

Watch Experts Network: ‘Photo-Essay: Weekend in Tuscany with Tudor & Ducati’


As Tudor & Ducati teamed up for the Fastrider we were invited to join them on a fast paced weekend in Tuscany Italy. Shortly after flying into Italy we find ourselves at the Ducati headquarter in … [Read more...]

5 Things to Know About the Ulysse Nardin Freak Lab

Ulysse Nardin Freak Lab - side

The Ulysse Nardin Freak, with its wildly unconventional no-dial/no-hands time display, was the talk of the watch world when it burst on the scene in 2001, and Ulysse Nardin has used this trailblazing … [Read more...]

Watch Experts Network: #TBT Seiko 6105-8110

TBT - Seiko

There’s always a beginning to the story: something that draws one’s interest to a certain brand. Today’s #TBT relates to that beginning, for me at least, and highlights a popular watch in … [Read more...]

Watch Experts Network: ‘Tissot – 2015 Line-up’


When someone is getting himself into nice watches and wants to make the first real Swiss made watch purchase, the is a big chance that Tissot is one of those brands he or she will come across. We sat … [Read more...]

Watch Experts Network: ‘DuBois et Fils DBF003-07 – in-depth watch review by ESCAPEMENT’


A significant dateAngus Davies provides a ‘hands-on’ review of the new DuBois et fils DBF003-07. This watch features a big date complication with a visually striking bottle green dial.Throughout … [Read more...]

Under the Hammer: My Favorite Lots from Today’s Christie’s NYC Auction

Christies Auction watch

Today at 10AM Eastern Time Zone (UTC -05:00), Christie's New York Important Watches Auction will begin. I got to sit with the newly appointed Vice President and Senior Specialist of Watches, Eric … [Read more...]

Watch Experts Network: ‘Tempus Machina Ref. 216A – A customized Rolex Submariner reminiscent of the Ref. 6538 (live pics & price)’


It’s not often that we talk about customized watches here, at Monochrome-Watches. Brands usually don’t like this practice that consists in changing several visual or technical aspects of a watch. … [Read more...]

Watch Experts Network: ‘“Authentic” NASA velcro strap – Speedy Tuesday meets Strap Review’


If you start to explore the world of Speedmasters and Omega in general one name you will come across is the late and great Chuck Maddox. Many things we know today are results of his thorough research, … [Read more...]

Watch Experts Network: ‘Strap maker workshop by DStrap’


With our recurring reviews on watch straps it was great to see local Dutch watch strap maker Olaf Lugten from Dstrap, announce the worlds first ‘strap maker workshop’. After getting in touch we … [Read more...]

Watch Experts Network: ’24 Hours of Le Mans … And The Winner Is: Rolex’


As afollow-up to my two posts about watches & 24 Hours of Le Mans I want to show you some pictures saying more than 1000 words… Click on “read more” to see my report …First of all … [Read more...]