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Carl F. Bucherer Patravi TravelTec II Marks 10 Years of the TravelTec Family

Carl F. Bucherer Patravi TravelTec II

Time flies — especially when you're watching three time zones at once, apparently. It's been 10 years since Carl F. Bucherer introduced its first TravelTec watch, equipped with both a chronograph and triple-time-zone display. At Baselworld 2015, the brand commemorated the occasion with the launch of the bigger, bolder Patravi TravelTec II. … [Read more...]


Watch Wallpaper: 8 Calendar Watches

Breitling Montbrillant Olympus

We've featured reviews of various types of calendar watches here on WatchTime.com, some culled from a feature in our December 2010 issue. We thought you might appreciate having access to Nik Schölzel's original photos of all eight of those watches from that story, now available as wallpaper images for your desktop. … [Read more...]


IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Silberpfeil

IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Silberpfeil

IWC upgraded its Ingenieur collection of sports watches in 2013, incorporating design touches inspired by the brand's partnership with the Mercedes-Benz AMG Petronas Formula One racing team. Among the models in the line is the Ingenieur Chronograph Silberpfeil, which pays tribute to a classic race car. The Chronograph Silberpfeil is named for the Mercedes-Benz W25 Silver Arrow ("Silberpfeil" in German), which famously got its name from  a race at the Nürburgring in 1934 in which the … [Read more...]


WatchTime’s March-April Issue Is On Sale Now!

WatchTime April 2015 Cover

The March-April issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and also in the WatchTime online shop), featuring our test of the Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000, our exclusive interview with Jean-Claude Biver on the future of TAG Heuer, a comparative test of dive watches from IWC and Tudor, and more. Scroll down for highlights from the issue… … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: 3 Things to Know About the Arnold & Son Constant Force Tourbillon (Updated with Live Photos)

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At Baselworld 2015, Arnold & Son introduced the Arnold & Son Constant Force Tourbillon. From what we've seen, there are already signs that it will give watch enthusiasts more than a couple of things to talk about. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: New Rado HyperChrome Watches (Updated with Live Photos & U.S. Prices)

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Rado is known for coupling sturdy, athletic timepieces with innovative materials and designs, and the brand’s new models for Baselworld are no exception. This year at Baselworld Rado introduces several new additions to its HyperChrome collection. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915 (Updated with Live Photos and Price)

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Breitling is an important name in the history of the chronograph, and now the brand is marking that role with a limited-edition version of the Transocean. The new Breitling Transocean Chronograph 1915, unveiled at Baselworld 2015, marks the 100th anniversary of a major design innovation that we too often take for granted on contemporary chronographs. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: Breguet Tradition Automatique Seconde Rétrograde 7097

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Among Breguet's new releases at Baselworld 2015 is the Tradition Automatique Seconde Rétrograde 7097, which makes use of the open design of the Tradition collection and includes a new retrograde seconds hand. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: Blancpain Villeret Grand Date (Updated with Live Photos)

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At Baselworld 2015, Blancpain adds a new watch to the Villeret Collection: the Blancpain Villeret Grand Date. It will be the first big-date watch in the Villeret line, and it recasts a caliber that Blancpain presented in 2005. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase (Updated with Live Photos and Prices)

Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase

The Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase, debuting at Baselworld 2015 this week, adds a new complication to the brand's Classic Conquest collection. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: New Hamilton Ventura “Elvis80″ and Worldtimer Chrono (Updated with Live Photos)

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Among the new Hamilton watches released at the world's biggest watch fair this week: 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...]


Baselworld 2015: Hublot’s New Big Bang Ferrari Models (Updated with Live Photos and Prices)

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Hublot's new Big Bang Ferrari, which premiere this week at Baselworld 2015, 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, a mechanical watch with … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: The Breitling Chronoliner Takes Flight

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Breitling looks to be emphasizing its history in 2015, with a number of watches that highlight the brand's heritage in tool watches and precision timing devices. Sometimes that means revamping or reissuing classic models – one of which we've recently discussed here. But it can also mean introducing a new line that harks back to vintage design elements and a classic functionality. In that vein, Breitling gives us a new collection: the Breitling Chronoliner. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: New Versions of the Glashütte Original PanoMaticLunar and PanoReserve (Updated with Live Photos)

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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 it presented for the first time at Baselworld 2015. The Saxony manufacture is bringing out new editions of its PanoMaticLunar and … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: Ulysse Nardin Hannibal Minute Repeater (Updated with Live Photo and Price)

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Ulysse Nardin has launched the Hannibal Minute Repeater at Baselworld 2015. The watch combines Ulysse Nardin’s classic use of jaquemarts with a Westminster carillon, a tourbillon, and a distinctive dial material. Let’s take a look. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: Bremont Jaguar MKI and Jaguar MKII (Updated with Live Photos)

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At Baselworld 2015, Bremont unveils two new watches designed in partnership with Jaguar. Calling upon the watch and car brands’ shared British heritage, the new Bremont Jaguar MKI and Jaguar MKII have features reminiscent of the classic Jaguar E-Type from the 1960s. … [Read more...]


Bonus Audio: Arnold Schwarzenegger Talks Watches

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He's back... and WatchTime's got him. Our November-December 2012 issue featured "The Terminator's Timers," my profile of Hollywood icon and influential watch collector Arnold Schwarzenegger. Now, exclusively on WatchTime.com, you can hear excerpts from our interview, conducted at Schwarzenegger's Santa Monica office. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: 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...]


Audio: Excerpts from WatchTime’s Exclusive Interview with Jean-Claude Biver

Jean-Claude Biver at TAG Heuer

In the March-April 2015 issue of WatchTime, on sale March 24, Executive Editor Norma Buchanan interviews LVMH watch bigwig and interim TAG Heuer CEO about his plans for the brand. In this excerpt from the exclusive interview, Biver discusses his vision for TAG Heuer and where its watchmaking business should be focused. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: Hublot Big Bang Unico “Full Magic Gold” Marks 10 Years of Big Bang

Hublot Big Bang Full Magic Gold

Hublot celebrates the 10th anniversary of its now-iconic Big Bang collection in 2015. At Baselworld, the Swiss brand renowned for its "fusion" concept of mixing materials introduces the new Hublot Big Bang Unico Full Magic Gold, which it calls "the most scratch-resistant gold watch ever created." Scroll down for more info. … [Read more...]