Scenes From the WatchTime/F.P. Journe Collectors’ Event in Miami

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Miami's most ultra-luxe shopping destination played host to a lively gathering of avid watch collectors, and a rare U.S. appearance by a watch-industry rock star, on June 8, as WatchTime and F.P. … [Read more...]


Jaeger-LeCoultre Hosts WatchTime and Friends At Miami Design District Boutique

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Around 30 WatchTime readers in the Miami area, plus their spouses or significant others, were the guests of Jaeger-LeCoultre North America at the company’s boutique in Miami’s bustling Design … [Read more...]


Rolex, Omega… Pulsar? New James Bond Watch Exhibit Focuses on the Quartz Era

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To readers of Ian Fleming's original James Bond novels and those who fondly recall the early Sean Connery films, Agent 007 will always be a Rolex man. To younger fans, who've known no cinematic Bond … [Read more...]


A $1,000 Casio G-Shock? Yes, the Casio G-Shock MT-G

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Casio's celebration of the iconic Casio G-Shock watch's 30th anniversary culminated in the U.S. launch of the Casio G-Shock MT-G, a collection of metal/resin G-Shock watches starting at the unusual … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: 21 Tidbits About Basel

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In March, 150,000 people will flock to Basel, Switzerland, for the world’s largest watch show, Baselworld. Our gang, of course, will be among them. Because of the frenzied pace of the show, most … [Read more...]


Glashütte Original Premieres Five New Short Films on the Brand at Berlinale 2015

Film protagonists with Glashutte Original CEO Yann Gamard

German luxury watch brand Glashütte Original chose a perfect venue in which to unveil to the public its innovative film project: the 65th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), with which … [Read more...]


Highlight Watches From WatchTime’s IBG 2014 Watch Collector Events

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The sponsoring luxury watch brands for WatchTime's "Inside Basel.Geneva" series of watch collector events have really strutted their stuff this year. As noted by WatchTime's IBG event partner, watch … [Read more...]


Breguet Sponsors Louvre Restoration

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Montres Breguet S.A. held a gala dinner at the Louvre Museum in Paris on June 17, highlighting its role as a major sponsor of the restoration of the museum’s Department of Decorative Arts rooms and … [Read more...]


Farewell, Basel: A Final Photo Tour of the 2013 Baselworld Watch Fair

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Another Baselworld has come and gone, and while we will be seeing many new timepieces introduced there make their way to retailers' cases in coming months, it will be another year before we again see … [Read more...]


Vintage Breguet Timepieces On Display at New York’s Frick Collection (Video)

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New York City's Frick Collection, the art museum founded by Henry Clay Frick, is hosting an exhibition of historic timepieces, sponsored by luxury watch brand Montres Breguet and featuring several … [Read more...]


IWC Joins WatchTime for Ingenieur Launch Event at New York Boutique

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Last year, IWC Schaffhausen opened its flagship boutique on New York's Madison Avenue with a celebrity-filled gala. On Tuesday night, the boutique played host to the United States launch of the … [Read more...]


Photo Slideshow: Inside SIHH 2013

SIHH 2013 Panerai booth

The 2013 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) was held last week in Geneva. And unlike its larger counterpart in Basel, this watch fair is mostly closed to the public. To give our … [Read more...]


Girard-Perregaux’s New Hawk Collection Takes Flight in Miami

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One night after its limited edition FOReverglades watch made its debut during the Art Basel Miami Beach festivities, Girard-Perregaux launched its new sports watch line, called Hawk, at a "watchmaking … [Read more...]


Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio and TAG Heuer Team Up for Hurricane Sandy Relief

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The glass-cubed planetarium sphere at New York's American Museum of Natural History was the stage for a star-studded charity event last Saturday night, hosted by Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer and … [Read more...]


Breguet Tourbillon Clock Installed at Carnegie Hall

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On Wednesday evening, Breguet kicked off its new sponsorship of New York's Carnegie Hall, starting with the 2012-2013 season, with a grand gesture: the unveiling of a specially crafted Breguet … [Read more...]


Football Fever: Hublot Launches New King Power FC Bayern Munich

Hublot's Jean-Claude Biver with FC Bayern Munich jersey

There is probably no greater soccer fan than Hublot chairman Jean-Claude Biver, and the brand has reflected it: in 2011 it introduced the King Power Red Devil Manchester United, a limited-edition … [Read more...]


Parmigiani Unveils New Bugatti Watches at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Parmigiani Bugatti Super Sport Vitesse in titanium

Parmigiani, the Swiss watch brand founded by watchmaker Michel Parmigiani, introduced two new collectors' timepieces to its Bugatti collection, made in collaboration with the prestigious automobile … [Read more...]


Breguet Unveils Historical Pilots’ Watch Exhibit on U.S.S. Intrepid

A-L Breguet display with watches

Last week, under a starlit Manhattan sky and against the backdrop of a fleet of fighter planes, Breguet inaugurated an exhibit of historic and modern pilots' watches at a party on the deck of the … [Read more...]


Girard-Perregaux Launches Limited-Edition Sea Hawk Pro for World Oceans Day

Girard-Perregaux Sea-Hawk Pro "Big Blue"

Swiss watchmaker Girard-Perregaux released a special, limited-edition model of its Sea Hawk Pro 1000m divers' watch at a special event at New York's Museum of Modern Art on June 5. Hosted by … [Read more...]


Richard Mille Partners with Natalie Portman and Free the Children Charity

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Richard Mille has added to its already impressive roster of celebrity "friends of the brand" — a lineup that includes tennis ace Rafael Nadal, golfer Bubba Watson and racecar driver Felipe Masa — … [Read more...]


Youth Movement: Girard-Perregaux Brings Young Watchmakers to New York

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Recently, I learned firsthand to never again take for granted the faithful functionality of my mechanical watches. Given the opportunity to sit down at a watchmaker's bench and use the tiny tools to … [Read more...]


IWC Opens its Flagship New York Boutique with VIP Gala, Limited-Edition Watch

IWC NY boutique ribbon cutting

Some would say that IWC Schaffhausen opening its first U.S. flagship boutique in New York City is long overdue; after all, the brand, which was established in 1868, has the distinction of being one of … [Read more...]


Breguet Birthday Bash: Exhibit Celebrates Bicentennial of the Wristwatch

Breguet boutique exhibit-window display

The discussion about what was the first timepiece for the wrist, and what watchmaker produced it, has typically involved a handful of well-known contenders, chiefly Cartier, with its Santos-Dumont … [Read more...]


IWC Auctions Off Unique Muhammad Ali Watch at Celebrity Fight Night Gala

Muhammad Ali and Lionel Richie

A unique timepiece by IWC Schaffhausen went under the hammer at the 18th annual Celebrity Fight Night gala last Saturday, held in Phoenix, Arizona. The star-studded event was established to raise … [Read more...]


Celebrity Wrist Watch: Oscar Weekend 2012

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The 84th Annual Academy Awards, the film industry's biggest spectacle, took place last night in Hollywood. Like every year, many of your favorite watch brands were represented on the wrists of the … [Read more...]


Jennifer Hudson and Gucci Introduce New Grammy Museum Watch at L.A. Event

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On February 11, on the eve of the 2012 Grammy Awards, Gucci Timepieces presented the third in its limited-edition Grammy collection of limited-production watches at a special event at the Grammy … [Read more...]


Scenes from SIHH

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SIHH 2012 opened today and the initial buzz from collectors is positive. Depending on which booth you entered, you might be greeted by a fighter jet and aircraft carrier, or enormous timepiece and a … [Read more...]


Giant of Time: Eli Manning Gets His Own Citizen Watch

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New York Giants fans hoping their team goes deep into the NFL playoffs this year can only sit on the sidelines (or couch, or recliner, or high-priced stadium seat) and cheer their star quarterback Eli … [Read more...]


Yves “Jetman” Rossy Flies With Breitling Jet Team

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After flying across the English Channel, soaring alongside two Boeing Stearman biplanes carrying the Breitling Wingwalkers, looping the loop around a hot-air balloon and hurtling across the sky over … [Read more...]


Greubel Forsey Wins the 2011 International Chronometry Competition

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Greubel Forsey’s Double Tourbillon 30° Technique (DT30T) has won the 2011 International Chronometry Competition held at the Museum of Horology in Le Locle, Switzerland. The DT30T, featuring a … [Read more...]