Vacheron Constantin Celebrates the Opening of its First US Boutique With Black-Tie Dinners


Vacheron Constantin, the world's oldest watch manufacture in continuous operation, celebrated the grand opening of its first-ever US boutique. Over three evenings, Juan Carlos Torres, CEO of Vacheron Constantin and Hugues de Pins, President of Vacheron Constantin North America welcomed invited guests to three black tie dinners featuring world-class chefs Eric Ripert, Thomas Keller and Sergi Arola. … [Read more...]

Hublot and Usain Bolt Raise Money for Kids


Hublot partnered with its living-legend ambassador Usain Bolt to celebrate its new Beverly Hills boutique and raise funds for a worthy cause through the “Hublot Race Challenge” and soiree. The Jamaican sprint star is not only an outstanding sportsman, but he shares Hublot's dedication to the value of sharing to support those who are less fortunate. … [Read more...]

Bell & Ross WW1 Collection Launch Party


Bell & Ross recently presented its new WW1 collection at the historic Hôtel National des Invalides whose famed Eglise du Dome houses Emperor Napoleon I’s tomb. This new collection, which includes a pocket watch (the PW1) as well as the WW1 wristwatch, traces the evolution of timepieces from the pocket to the wrist. … [Read more...]

Frédérique Constant Stars at Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance


More than 100 classic and antique boats and over 5,000 visitors gathered at one of the world’s best known clear mountain lakes for the 39th annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance. The event showcases the best vintage wood boats from North America, which compete for top honors in 13 classes. … [Read more...]

Antiquorum & The Consulate of Monaco Host Only Watch Reception in New York


Watch Collectors, VIP guests, philanthropists, members of the press and representatives from the leading watch brands filled Antiquorum’s auction room on September 12 in New York City to get a closer look at the extraordinary timepieces offered in the upcoming “Only Watch” auction benefitting research for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Find a link to over 100 images of the evening inside. … [Read more...]

Al Pacino Receives the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award at Venice Film Festival


Al Pacino is the recipient of the Jaeger-Le Coultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2011 Award, a prize of the Venice International Film Festival dedicated to an artist who has left an original mark on contemporary cinema. The prize has previously been awarded to some of the greatest figures in film including: Takeshi Kitano (2007), Abbas Kiarostami (2008), Agnès Varda (2008), Sylvester Stallone (2009) and Mani Ratnam (2010). … [Read more...]

Alpina and Cessna Hold Collaboration Event


To celebrate their collaboration, Alpina and Cessna recently held an event at Cessna Aircraft’s headquarters in Wichita, Kansas. Selected VIP customers attended a presentation and viewed over 30 airplanes in different stages of production. Following the presentation, several Cessna planes were inspected in the main showroom, including a brand new Cessna Citation Mustang. … [Read more...]

Panerai Regatta Winner Awarded Timepiece


Officine Panerai kicked off its title sponsorship of the 2011 Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge in North America on August 12 with the Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta at Marblehead, Massachusetts. The race attracted 65 classic and vintage boats. On Saturday night, the captains and crews enjoyed an elegant dinner with honored guest and speaker, the legendary yachtsman Ted Hood. … [Read more...]

Awards Presented in Patek Philippe Artisanship and Precision Competition


On April 14 and 15 this year, 18 students from six Swiss watchmaking schools took part in the second Patek Philippe Artisanship and Precision Competition. The winners were honored on May 28, 2011, during a celebration at the Patek Philippe Museum in the presence of Patek Philippe President Thierry Stern as well as Robert Anguenot and Daniel Rochat. … [Read more...]

Richard Mille Forms Polo Team


Richard Mille enters the world of polo with the introduction of the first Richard Mille Polo Team. The team’s four players are Argentinean Pablo MacDonough, who ranked number one on the 2010 World Polo Tour; fellow Argentinean Alejandro Muzzio; Prince Bahar from Brunei; and the UK-born Max Routledge. … [Read more...]

The Art of the Automobile: Masterpieces of the Ralph Lauren Collection


The Musée des Arts Décoratifs at the Louvre in Paris is exhibiting a curated selection of 17 classic sports cars from the Ralph Lauren collection. These beautifully designed European automobiles were created between the 1920s and the 1990s. The collection includes the iconic 1938 Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic Coupé which inspired the Ralph Lauren Sporting Watch. Find stunning wallpaper images from the exhibition inside. … [Read more...]

Bubba and Rafa Test Richard Mille and Win

Tennis - Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters 2011 - Day 7 - Monte-Carlo Country Club

Unlike most athletic brand ambassadors who don their watches after their events have ended, golf's longest hitter Bubba Watson and World #1 tennis star Rafael Nadal wear their Richard Mille timepieces while they compete, demonstrating that Mille's ultra-complicated movements can handle tough duty. Bubba and Rafa also win. … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva 2011 Will Be Better Than Ever!


For watch enthusiasts and collectors, nothing beats an evening with fellow watch lovers, surrounded by the latest watches from the top brands, with knowledgeable executives on hand to answer questions. Add to the mix great food and wine and noted collector Jeff Kingston’s multi-media presentation of the Swiss show highlights, and it adds up to an event that simply can’t be missed! Inside Basel/Geneva is a unique event – there is nothing else like it. This year, 30 leading brands and … [Read more...]

More Brands Added to Inside Basel/Geneva 2011; Record Number Participating


Now in its sixth year, Inside Basel/Geneva 2011 will be bigger than ever – much bigger. The shows are fully subscribed with 30 brands and independent watchmakers participating this year. This is your chance to see the latest watches from the 2011 Swiss shows, and more. Look inside to see who will be there and to reserve your spot! … [Read more...]

Initial Report from Seiko: Tokyo Office Undamaged by Earthquake


Seiko has issued a statement thanking those who have expressed concern, and providing an update on the status of the company and its employees in the wake of the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan Friday afternoon local time. Find the complete text inside. … [Read more...]

Hublot Opens on Madison Avenue, and D-Wade Joins the Family


It's only Wednesday and it has already been a busy week for Hublot. The brand's new boutique at 692 Madison Ave. in Manhattan is open for business, and Dwayne Wade has joined the brand as an ambassador. The boutique sports a prestigious address, as the premises are part of a historic Madison house dating from the 19th Century, situated in a block encompassing grand luxury houses. See more inside. … [Read more...]

Win a Reverso in the Jaeger-LeCoultre Treasure Hunt


Jaeger-LeCoultre invites all brand aficionados to participate in an online competition “The Reverso Treasure Hunt” for the chance to win a Reverso or a trip to the Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacture in Le Sentier, Switzerland. The competition is being held on the brand’s official Facebook page and will end on March 4th - the anniversary of the filing of the Reverso patent back in 1931. … [Read more...]

IWC is Official Timekeeper for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012


The Volvo Ocean Race is undeniably the world’s premier ocean race and one of the most demanding team sporting events in the world. Over the course of nine months, the teams will sail 39,270 nautical miles, crossing the globe's most treacherous seas. IWC Schaffhausen will be the official timekeeper for the 2011-2012 edition. … [Read more...]

Jaeger-LeCoultre and Jon Hamm Introduce New Reversos

Jaeger-LeCoultre Luncheon with Jon Hamm

Jaeger-LeCoultre North America President Philippe Bonay hosted an exclusive luncheon in New York City to introduce the newest addition to the Reverso line. Golden Globe nominee Jon Hamm, who previously hosted the Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Mechanica event in October, was among the guests on hand to view the new Grande Reverso 1931. This was the first time the piece was shown in North America. … [Read more...]

Jaeger-LeCoultre at the Dakar Rally 2011


Jaeger-LeCoultre is putting its Master Compressor Extreme World Chronograph to the test on the wrist of Greek motorbike racer Vasilis Orfanos during the world’s toughest and most demanding motorsports race: the Dakar Rally 2011. The race runs from January 1-16 in Argentina and Chile. The riders will cover a total of 9,500 kilometers across difficult terrain. … [Read more...]

TAG Heuer Reveals “Art of Watchmaking” Design Competition Winners


TAG Heuer and Parsons The New School for Design have unveiled the winners of the “Art of Watchmaking,” a 10-week competition that challenged eight teams of Parsons product design students to reinterpret TAG Heuer's classic Monaco chronograph. … [Read more...]

Ulysse Nardin Opens Flagship Boutique in Boca Raton


More than 400 people attended the December 16 grand opening of the Ulysse Nardin U.S. flagship boutique at the Boca Raton Town Center Mall. Special guests included baseball greats Randy Johnson, Mike Piazza and Jeff Conine. Ulysse Nardin joined with Bobby Yampolsky of East Coast Jewelry to open the Boutique, which features more than 80 of UN's finest timepieces, including three models from the Limited Edition Boutique line. … [Read more...]

Michael Schumacher Joins the Audemars Piguet Family


Seven-time world F1 champion Michael Schumacher has joined the Audemars Piguet family as the brand's newest ambassador. Schumacher holds the most prestigious records in motor racing. His 68 pole positions, 91 victories and 154 podium finishes make him the greatest racing driver of all time. Shumacher will contend to capture an amazing eighth F1 crown in 2011. … [Read more...]

Seiko Wins Sports Watch of the Year at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève


Seiko's Spring Drive Spacewalk Commemorative Edition was named the Sports Watch of the Year at the 2010 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève. This accolade is the most prestigious yet awarded to Seiko’s unique Spring Drive technology. The Spacewalk was taken into space by Richard Garriott and worn during his stay onboard the International Space Station in 2008. … [Read more...]

2010 Winners: Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève


The watch world gathered in Geneva this past Thursday for the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève. Prizes were awarded in several categories, including men's and ladies' watches, complicated watches, sports watches, design watches, and the coveted Aiguille d'Or or "Golden Hand" Grand Prix Award. Look inside for the complete list of winners for 2010. … [Read more...]

Images from WatchTime’s NYC Hublot Event


This past Tuesday night, a select group of WatchTime friends attended an invitation-only event with Hublot at the elegant Park Avenue Autumn restaurant in Manhattan. About 50 attendees enjoyed an evening of delicious food and wine, fabulous watches, and a chance to meet Hublot CEO Jean-Claude Biver, U.S. president Beatrice de Quervain, Hublot's Mike Margolis, and WatchTime editors Joe Thompson, Mark Bernardo and Amy Bernstein. … [Read more...]

Tutima Academy Featured on MythBusters


On October 20, MythBuster Tory Belleci faced his fear of flying during a harrowing aerobatic exercise at the Tutima Academy of Aviation Safety, a premier precision flight training school operated by legendary stunt pilot Sean D. Tucker in partnership with Tutima. The show's theme was fear, and to test his limits, Belleci flew with Sean as he used his small plane to bend the laws of physics. … [Read more...]

Carl F. Bucherer Wins Award for Best Advertising Campaign


Readers of the Swiss watch magazine Montres Passion and online voters worldwide have selected Carl F. Bucherer as the winner of the 2010 “Prix du public de la Campagne Horlogère 2010” (award for the best watch campaign 2010, elected via public voting) with its Patravi EvoTec DayDate visual for the new advertising campaign “Ahead of the times”. The Bucherer visual was selected from more than 100 applicants. … [Read more...]

Cartier Takes Fine Watchmaking Line on the Road


Now through March, Cartier is showcasing their entire Fine Watchmaking line throughout the United States. The tour began earlier this month, and there are eight stops remaining. This exclusive collection is rarely seen in one location. View these timepieces at Cellini in the Waldorf Astoria in New York City October 30-November 10. The remaining tour dates and locations are inside. … [Read more...]

Scenes from the Grand Finale: Inside Basel/Geneva 2010 Chicago


WatchTime’s 2010 Inside Basel/Geneva series finished up high above Chicago at the Mid-America Club on the 80th floor of the Aon Center. It was another night for records as more than 170 guests enjoyed timepieces from 19 participating brands – both all-time highs for Chicago. … [Read more...]