The WatchTime Q&A: Jean-Claude Biver on the TAG Heuer Connected Watch

Jean-Claude Biver - Interview - LVMH

The biggest news in the watch world this week was the launch of the TAG Heuer Connected, a "smartwatch" developed by the Swiss brand in partnership with Google and Intel. (Click here for our detailed … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s Joe Thompson To Receive JA Lifetime Achievement Award

Joe Thompson, WatchTime Magazine EIC

I am excited to announce that our very own Joe Thompson has been selected by Jewelers of America (JA) as the recipient of the 2016 GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement. JA is the national trade … [Read more...]

The WatchTime Q&A: Roger Dubuis CEO Jean-Marc Pontrué


Recently, Germany-based watch blogger Zurab Zazashvili sat down for dinner and an extensive interview with Jean-Marc Pontrué, CEO of the haute-de-gamme Swiss watch brand Roger Dubuis. In this Q&A … [Read more...]

The WatchTime Q&A: Omega CEO Stephen Urquhart on James Bond, Modern Moonwatches, and Master Chronometers

Omega CEO Stephen Urquhart

Omega is having a big year in 2015, as evidenced by the Swiss brand's big announcement of its all-new quality hallmark, the Master Chronometer certificate, and the first watch to pass its stringent … [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...]

Bonus Audio: Arnold Schwarzenegger Talks Watches

Arnold Schwarzenegger wearing Audemars Piguet

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, … [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 … [Read more...]

Bremont Introduces New Film-Inspired Kingsman Collection

Bremont Chronometers

In January the British watch company Bremont brought out a new collection of world-time chronographs. The Bremont Kingsman Special Edition watches were designed in conjunction with the new film … [Read more...]

Time is Money: The 26 Richest Swiss Watch Barons

Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek Jr.

Each year the respected Swiss business magazine, Bilan, publishes a list of the 300 richest Swiss with a rough estimate of their fortunes. For this article we examined the list for you to see which … [Read more...]

Audio: DeWitt CEO Viviane de Witt

Viviane de Witt

In the November-December 2014 issue of WatchTime, on sale November 18, we profile Montres DeWitt and how founder Jerome de Witt's wife, Viviane, rescued the troubled DeWitt watch brand. In this bonus, … [Read more...]

Audio Exclusive: Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek Talks Smartwatches

Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek

The new Apple Watch smartwatch is now a reality, but is it the wave of the future for the watch business? The September-October 2014 issue of WatchTime, on sale September 16, features editor-in-chief … [Read more...]

Audio: Excerpts from WatchTime’s Exclusive Interview with Breguet’s Marc Hayek

Marc Hayek CEO of Breguet

WatchTime's March-April 2014 issue, on sale March 18, features a cover story on Breguet, and its groundbreaking Classique Chronometrie 7727 watch, by editor-in-chief Joe Thompson. The story includes … [Read more...]

5 Questions for Max Büsser on the New MB&F Legacy Machine No. 2 (Video)

Maximilian Busser of MB&F

Max Büsser, founder and owner of the MB&F watch brand, calls his unconventional haute horlogerie timepieces "horological machines," emphasizing artistry over traditional timekeeping. He visited … [Read more...]

Jack Heuer, Father of the TAG Heuer Carrera: The WatchTime Q&A

TAG Heuer ambassador Jack Heuer

In 1963, the Heuer watch company (today's TAG Heuer) released the first Carrera, a chronograph inspired by auto racing, which went on to become an international icon. As TAG Heuer celebrates the … [Read more...]

IWC North America President Gianfranco D’Attis: The WatchTime Q&A

Gianfranco Dattis president IWC North America

IWC Schaffhausen has made 2013 the Year of the Ingenieur, and to launch the new collection in the U.S., the brand joined WatchTime for a gala event at its flagship boutique in New York City. Prior to … [Read more...]

Former Rolex CEO Heiniger Dies

Patrick Heiniger of Rolex

Rolex SA has announced that Patrick Heiniger, the company's managing director and chief executive officer from 1992 to 2008, has died. Click the link to read the official statement from Rolex. … [Read more...]

Seven Questions for Breitling VP Jean-Paul Girardin

Breitling VP Jean-Paul Girardin

In our November-December issue, on sale now, Rüdiger Bucher, editor-in-chief of WatchTime's German sister magazine, Chronos, speaks to Breitling Vice President Jean-Paul Girardin about a wide variety … [Read more...]

Bonus Audio: WatchTime’s Interview with Ulysse Nardin CEO Patrik Hoffman


In the November-December issue of WatchTime, on sale next week, technical editor Mike Disher profiles Ulysse Nardin and its ambitious new CEO, Patrik Hoffman. Below, you can listen to excerpts from … [Read more...]

Idol Time: American Idol’s Randy Jackson Talks Timepieces with WT

Randy Jackson

It's been a big week for "American Idol's" Randy Jackson. Not only is "AI" fandom abuzz over his future as a judge on the popular musical competition program, but this week also saw the launch of a … [Read more...]

Ulysse Nardin CEO Rolf Schnyder Passes On


Ulysse Nardin has announced that its CEO, Rolf W. Schnyder, unexpectedly passed away on April 14 after a short illness. Because a succession plan was already in place, current members of management … [Read more...]

Pro Cycling Rivals Come Together Over Watches


In a video interview you can watch at, top pro cycling sprinter Mark Cavendish and rival Filippo Pozzato reveal that though relations between them may not always have been on the best … [Read more...]

Claude-Daniel Proellochs Passes Away


Sources in Switzerland are reporting that former Vacheron Constantin CEO Claude-Daniel Proellochs died in his sleep in Neuchâtel this past Sunday evening following a short battle with cancer. … [Read more...]

F1 President Bernie Ecclestone Mugged in London; Hublot Stolen From His Wrist


Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone suffered a black eye when he was attacked by four men outside his London office around 10:30 p.m. on November 25. His girlfriend was with him at the time. The robbers … [Read more...]

Sowind Group Chairman Luigi Macaluso Passes Away


Sowind Group (Girard-Perregaux and JEANRICHARD) has issued a statement announcing that its Chairman, Luigi Macaluso, has unexpectedly passed away at age 62 after suffering a heart attack. Luigi, known … [Read more...]

Bulova Watchmaking School Co-founder Stanley Simon Dies at 93


The New York Times is reporting that Stanley Simon, who was instrumental in bringing the Bulova Watchmaking School into being, has passed away in Manhattan. He was 93. The School, founded in 1945, … [Read more...]

Switzerland Mourns Its Watch “Messiah”


Switzerland has responded to the sudden death of Swatch Group Chairman Nicolas G. Hayek on June 28 with a rare outpouring of grief, praise, and appreciation. Hayek, 82, was born in Beirut, Lebanon, … [Read more...]

Swatch Group Chairman Nicolas G. Hayek Dies at Age 82


Swatch Group AG founder and chairman Nicolas Hayek died unexpectedly from heart failure at his office earlier today. He was 82. Hayek, a colorful entrepreneur and one of Switzerland's leading … [Read more...]

A Riddle and an Update


When can a speck the size of a grain of sand stop the presses at When it materializes in the editor's kidney. So begins the story of my ill-fated trip to Baselworld 2010. I arrived at … [Read more...]

Vincent Perriard Appointed CEO of TechnoMarine


Vincent Perriard has been appointed CEO of TechnoMarine. Perriard has held several leadership positions in marketing, product development and general management at brands such as Audemars Piguet, … [Read more...]

Still on the Go – Walter Lange at 85


At 66, an age when others are enjoying their retirement, Walter Lange revived the A. Lange & Söhne watch brand in Saxony, which had been founded by his great-grandfather Ferdinand Adolph Lange. … [Read more...]