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Diving Into History: 6 Milestone IWC Aquatimer Watches

IWC Aquatimer Ref. 812AD (1967)

Last year, IWC released a slew of new models in its revamped IWC Aquatimer collection of luxury divers' watches (Click here to check them out). For fans of vintage watches — and vintage IWC watches, … [Read more...]

Close-Up: Rolex Yacht-Master II in Stainless Steel (with Video)

Rolex Yacht-Master II - steel

Fans of the Rolex Yacht-Master will remember that Baselworld 2012 saw the debut of a new version of the Rolex Yacht-Master in a Rolesium case. In 2013, that model's larger successor, the Rolex … [Read more...]

Carl F. Bucherer Offers Unique Manero ChronoPerpetual for Only Watch 2015

Carl F. Bucherer Manero ChronoPerpetual - Only Watch 2015

In November, after the culmination of a global preview tour, the Only Watch auction for the benefit of the Monaco Association Against Muscular Dystrophy (AMM) will take place in Geneva. A total of 44 … [Read more...]

Graham Partners With Navy SEAL Foundation for Limited-Edition Watch (Updated with Live Photos)

Graham Chronofighter Oversize Navy Seals Foundation

Graham, the Swiss watch brand with British roots, has partnered with a decidedly American institution for its new limited-edition watch. This latest version of the Graham Chronofighter Oversize, which … [Read more...]

Showing at WatchTime New York 2015: Breguet Tradition Chronographe Indépendant 7077

Breguet Tradition Chronograph Independant

On October 23 and 24, WatchTime stages its biggest and most luxurious watch collectors’ event to date, WatchTime New York, in Manhattan’s Gotham Hall. (Click here for event details and to purchase … [Read more...]

Showing at WatchTime New York 2015: RGM 801 Corps of Engineers Watch

RGM 801 Corps of Engineers watch - front

On October 23 and 24, WatchTime stages its biggest and most luxurious watch collectors' event to date, WatchTime New York, in Manhattan's Gotham Hall. (Click here for event details and to purchase … [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 WatchTime.com's top five. For the complete list of 24 … [Read more...]

Close-Up: Ralph Lauren Automotive Collection

Ralph Lauren Automotive Skeleton

Ralph Lauren Watches and Jewelry expands its Automotive collection with five new watches for 2015, taking design cues from Ralph Lauren’s own 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe. Two of the … [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 WatchTime.com. Here we collect photos of some of these timepieces, all of which have been introduced … [Read more...]

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

OMEGA Seamaster 300 Spectre LE

Omega has been the watch of choice for James Bond since 1995, when Pierce Brosnan strapped on a Seamaster for Goldeneye. The Swiss brand has released a commemorative 007 timepiece to coincide with … [Read more...]

Saluting 6 “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...]

Tickets Now On Sale for WatchTime New York, America’s Luxury Watch Show

Watchtime New York logo

Calling all wristwatch aficionados! WatchTime New York, a new two-day event for lovers of fine timepieces, will take place in New York City on October 23rd and 24th. Held at Manhattan's Gotham Hall, … [Read more...]

Blancpain Celebrates the Art of Engraving at New York Flagship Boutique

Blancpain Villeret Shakudo dial

Last week, Blancpain’s U.S. Brand Manager, David Gely, brought one of the brand's master engravers to its New York City flagship boutique at 645 5th Avenue to host an intimate evening cocktail party … [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

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: 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...]

Close-Up: Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver

Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver

Of all the watches that debuted at last year's SIHH watch fair in Geneva, perhaps the one I least expected was a dive watch from Cartier. And it turned out to be one of the coolest new watches in … [Read more...]

A Formidable Foursome: 4 Watches Worn and Endorsed by Pro Golfers

Bubba Watson wearing Richard Mille

For many of us, summer means weekends on the golf course and lazy afternoons watching your favorite professional golfers compete in the major tournaments on TV. And for some of us, this also involves … [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...]

Eyeing the Dots: The Red Dot Award-Winning Watches of 2015

Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Supercharged

The Red Dot Awards are international prizes given annually for design excellence in myriad products, from eyeglasses to cars to household appliances. The 2015 winners in the watch category have been … [Read more...]

Complications Eggsperts: The New Fabergé Watches

Faberge Visionnaire I Blue

High-horology companies Agenhor and APRP have come up with new complicated movements for Fabergé, of Imperial Egg fame. The Fabergé watches with these movements — two for ladies, one for men — … [Read more...]

Close-Up: Carl F. Bucherer Patravi ScubaTec

Carl F Bucherer Patravi ScubaTec

The Carl F. Bucherer Patravi ScubaTec, the brand's first professional-grade divers' watch, made its official debut at WatchTime's "Inside Basel-Geneva" collectors' event in 2013 and the line has … [Read more...]

Omega Begins Olympics Countdown with New Seamaster Bullhead “Rio 2016″

Omega Seamaster Bullhead "Rio 2016" LE

The 2016 Olympic Games begin one year from now in Rio de Janeiro, and Swiss watch brand Omega will once again serve as official timekeeper. This week, Omega releases a new, limited-edition watch for … [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...]

7 New Watches Inspired by Historical Pieces

Longines Pulsometer Chronograph

The vintage-look trend that has been so prevalent in the watch world in recent years showed no signs of abating at this year's Baselworld watch fair. Modern re-editions of historical pieces continue … [Read more...]

Two Victorinox Swiss Army Watches Celebrate Two Victorinox Anniversaries

Victorinox Swiss Army Inox watches

Victorinox, maker of the iconic Swiss Army knives, was founded 130 years ago, in 1884. The company made its first Swiss Army watches 25 years ago, in 1989. Victorinox marked both milestones last year … [Read more...]

Close-Up: Ulysse Nardin Freak Phantom

Ulysse Nardin Freak Phantom - reclining

Ulysse Nardin made the watch cognoscenti sit up and take notice back in 2001, when it unveiled its wildly unconventional Freak watch, one of the first timepieces to use silicon in key parts of its … [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...]

The Triple Crown Winners’ Circle Watch: Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase

Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase

If you watched this year's Triple Crown horse races and witnessed American Pharoah's thrilling, historic victory, you may have been wondering which wristwatch was presented to the winning jockey by … [Read more...]

Bell & Ross Unveils BR 01 Skull Bronze Tourbillon for Only Watch 2015

Bell & Ross Br01 Skull Bronze Tourbillon - Only Watch 2015

For its contribution to this year's upcoming Only Watch auction of unique timepieces, Bell & Ross has created a bronze-cased version of its BR 01 Tourbillon, which also features a hand-engraved … [Read more...]