Longines Heritage 1968

Longines Heritage 1968

The watch designs of the 1960s and 1970s have had quite a resurgence lately (check out our Watch Insider's list of vintage re-edition watches here), and now Longines joins the retro party with its new Heritage 1968, a square-cased timepiece inspired by a vintage watch from the Longines museum in the brand's ancestral home of St.-Imier, Switzerland. … [Read more...]

Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk Hollywoodland

Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk Hollywoodland

Girard-Perregaux is a big supporter of the motion picture arts: already a partner in the prestigious Festival Lumière, the brand also announced last year that it will be exclusive timekeeper and founding supporter of the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Now, a new timepiece that celebrates the brand's movie-biz partnerships, the Chrono Hawk Hollywoodland, is ready for its closeup. … [Read more...]

Zenith El Primero Lightweight Limited Edition (Video)

Zenith El Primero Lightweight

In 2010, Zenith introduced its El Primero Striking 10th chronograph, whose highlight feature was a sweep-seconds hand that made 10 jumps per second and a complete sweep of the dial every 10 seconds. This year, the brand introduces a version of that watch designed for maximum lightness called, appropriately, the El Primero Lightweight. … [Read more...]

Breitling Aerospace Evo

Breitling Aerospace Evo - front

Breitling launched the original version of its Breitling Aerospace Evo in 1985. The Breitling Aerospace Evo quickly became a electronically powered, multifunction chronograph watch popular with many Breitling Aerospace fans. Now, the brand has released a new model of the Breitling Aerospace Evo, a mainstay of its Professional collection, packing all of the existing functions into a slightly larger and redesigned case. … [Read more...]

Oris ProDiver Pointer Moon

Oris ProDiver Pointer Moon - front

It's been a big year for Oris in the area of divers'-watch milestones; we've previously covered the brand's groundbreaking Aquis Depth Gauge, and Oris also added to its ProDiver collection of professional-grade diving watches with the new Oris ProDiver Pointer Moon, the first mechanical watch that indicates both the lunar cycle and tidal range. … [Read more...]

Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Worldtimer

Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Worldtimer

Maurice Lacroix, recently acquired by Asia-focused "market services expansion group" DKSH, offered a wide array of new timepieces at this year's Baselworld. Among the additions to its Masterpiece collection is the new Masterpiece Worldtimer, a world-time watch available with two different dials with world map motifs depicting two continents. … [Read more...]

Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days – 47 mm “Paneristi Forever”

Panerai PAM00532 Paneristi Forever - front

Many watch brands have their communities of diehard fans, but few can match the intense devotion of the Paneristi, the group of Panerai watch enthusiasts that have met regularly for 13 years on the independent, online forum www.paneristi.com to share their passion for the brand. Now Panerai rewards its most loyal supporters with a limited-edition watch in their honor. … [Read more...]

Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic Skeleton

Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic Skeleton - Men

With the fall arriving, and Halloween on the horizon, what better time to showcase a new skeleton watch? In this "his and hers" edition of Watch to Watch, we look at Hamilton's Jazzmaster Viewmatic Skeleton — available in men's and ladies' versions, and both containing the same new proprietary movement, Caliber H-20-S. … [Read more...]

Carl F. Bucherer Patravi ScubaTec

Carl F Bucherer Patravi ScubaTec

One of the headliner watches at this year's WatchTime "Inside Basel.Geneva" collectors' events is one that didn't officially debut in either Basel or Geneva: Carl F. Bucherer's Patravi ScubaTec, the brand's first professional-grade divers' watch, which watch aficionados saw for the first time at IBG. … [Read more...]

Harry Winston Ocean DualTime Monochrome

Harry Winston Ocean Dual Time - front

At this year's Baselworld, watch-and-jewelry brand Harry Winston had the watch press's collective tongue wagging about its haute horlogerie creations, the Histoire de Tourbillon 4 and Opus XIII. Not to be overlooked, however, is the interesting new GMT watch in the brand's sporty Ocean collection, the Ocean Dual Time Monochrome. … [Read more...]

Tissot Heritage Navigator 160th Anniversary

Tissot Heritage Navigator 160th Anniversary - front-back

Tissot, founded in the watchmaking hub of Le Locle, Switzerland in 1853, marks its 160th anniversary this year. To commemorate the milestone, the brand has released a new version of its Tissot Heritage Navigator, a world-time watch originally created on the occasion of Tissot's centennial in 1953. … [Read more...]

Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel

Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel

On May 24th, 1962, astronaut Scott Carpenter, commander of the Aurora 7 space capsule,  became the second American to orbit the earth and his chosen wristwatch — a Breitling Navitimer — became the first wristwatch to do so on the wrist of an American, earning its new name of Cosmonaute. Last year, Breitling paid tribute to the historic space mission by releasing a 50th-anniversary limited edition of the original Cosmonaute, and it follows it up this year with the release of an all-black … [Read more...]

Glashütte Original Sixties Panorama Date

Glashutte Original Sixties Panorama Date

We've noted previously here on WatchTime.com the prevalence of blue dial/blue strap combos among this year's crop of new watches. Today we focus on one of these timepieces, the Sixties Panorama Date, from Glashütte Original's retro-styled Senator Sixties collection, offered this year in a striking midnight blue version. … [Read more...]

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M GoodPlanet

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GoodPlanet - front

Omega's long association with the ocean began in 1932 with the invention of its first divers' watch. In 2011, the brand partnered with the GoodPlanet Foundation, an organization founded in 2005 that promotes environmental awareness and sustainable development. The results of the partnership are evident in a new watch introduced at Baselworld, the Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M GoodPlanet. … [Read more...]

Patek Philippe Ref. 5980 Nautilus Chronograph

Patek Philippe Nautlius Chronograph

This year's Baselworld saw one aesthetic trend — blue dials — coming on strong, and another — two-tone steel-and-gold looks — trickling back into the market after a few years out of fashion. Both are in evidence in this week's Watch to Watch, the new two-tone, chronograph version of Patek Philippe's luxury sport watch, the Nautilus. … [Read more...]

Longines Asthmometer-Pulsometer Chronograph

Longine Asthmometer Pulsometer Chronograph - side

Chronograph watches can be used to time everything from automobile races to soft-boiled eggs. With its new Asthmometer-Pulsometer Chronograph, Longines has introduced a chronograph that can literally be used to saved lives. … [Read more...]

Alpina Extreme Diver 300 Orange

Alpina Extreme Diver 300 Orange

The color orange has long been recognized by many professional divers as the most visible deep underwater, hence its use on many professional-grade diving watches. So it only made sense that Swiss sport-watch brand Alpina would release a divers' model with prominent orange elements. That new watch, which debuted at Baselworld, is called the Alpina Extreme Diver 300 Orange. … [Read more...]

Graham Chronofighter 1695 Erotic

Graham 1695 Chronofighter Erotic - back

"Business in the front, party in the back" is the motto of a certain type of dated and much-maligned hairstyle, but it could also apply to this week's Watch to Watch, the Graham 1695 Chronofighter Erotic, a limited edition that features the brand's classical chronograph dial under the crystal and intricate engravings of erotic art scenes on the caseback. … [Read more...]

Oris Aquis Depth Gauge

Oris Aquis Depth Gauge

Oris, long known for its professional-grade divers' watches, has achieved a watch-world milestone with its latest, the Oris Aquis Depth Gauge. The watch, introduced at this year's Baselworld, is the first divers' watch that measures depth by allowing water to enter the timepiece — a feature that would normally be a serious divers' watch no-no. … [Read more...]

Hublot Big Bang Unico

Hublot Big Bang Unico titanium/ceramic

Since its debut in 2009, Hublot's in-house Unico caliber, a column-wheel flyback chronograph movement, has been used in various models in the brand's King Power collection. At this year's Baselworld, Hublot introduced the first Big Bang watch equipped with the Unico. … [Read more...]

Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Oro Rosso (Video)

Panerai PAM 00515 - front

Panerai developed its Radiomir case in 1940 to meet the rugged needs of the Italian naval commandos who wore its watches. This year, the company brings back that original case for a series of modern Radiomir timepieces in its Historic Collection, among them this week's Watch to Watch, the Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Oro Rosso. … [Read more...]

Corum Ti-Bridge Automatic Dual Winder

Corum Ti-Bridge Automatic-Dual-Winder in red gold

Corum has released a new watch in its "Bridges" collection — which includes the classic Golden Bridge and modern Ti-Bridge models — outfitted with an innovative automatic winding system in a horizontally oriented, linear movement. … [Read more...]

Frédérique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture

Frederique Constant Slimline Moon-Phase white dial

Since its founding in 1988, Frédérique Constant has developed a well-earned reputation as a “value brand” among watch aficionados for its accessibly priced timepieces with in-house mechanical movements. This year, the brand added a manufacture moon-phase movement to its repertoire, making its debut in the new Slimline Moonphase Manufacture. … [Read more...]

Breguet Type XXII 3880 in Rose Gold

Breguet Type XXII 3880

Among Breguet's offerings at Baselworld 2013 — and perhaps overlooked in the wake of such haute horlogerie pieces as the Classic Chronométrie and Classique La Musicale, was a new version of its luxuriously styled Type XXII pilots' watch with a handsome brown dial and 18k rose gold case. The Breguet Type XXII 3880, which was previously available only in a stainless steel case, contains a Breguet manufacture chronograph movement, with a silicon escapement and flat balance spring that … [Read more...]

Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback Titanio (Video)

Panerai PAM00526 - front

Panerai has been involved in the sport of yacht racing since 2005, when it became sponsor of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge. So it was probably inevitable that the brand, best known for its distinctive divers' watches, would eventually release a watch tailored toward yachtsmen. That timepiece, which contains a brand-new Panerai movement and carries the reference number PAM00526, makes its debut this year. The watch's full name, as with most Panerais, is a mouthful — Luminor 1950 … [Read more...]

IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Silberpfeil

IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Silberpfeil

IWC upgraded its Ingenieur collection of sports watches this year, incorporating design touches inspired by the brand's new partnership with the Mercedes-Benz AMG Petronas Formula One racing team. Among the new 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 … [Read more...]

Hublot Classic Fusion Classico Ultra-Thin All Black

Hublot Classic Fusion Extra-Thin Skeleton Black Ceramic

Not every watch produced by Hublot is a big, sporty, horological hulk suited for sports and adventure. Last year, the brand from Nyon, Switzerland released two extra-thin Classic Fusion Skeleton watches, one each in titanium and "King Gold" cases. This year, during the Geneva watch fairs, it introduced another model in a sleek, black ceramic case. The case of the Hublot Classic Fusion Classico Ultra-Thin All Black upholds Hublot tradition with its generous diameter of 45 mm, but has a … [Read more...]

Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Perpetual Calendar Chronograph

Cartier Rotonde de Cartier QP Chronograph front

Cartier's ultra-complicated Rotonde de Cartier Double Mystery Tourbillon stole the show at this year's SIHH (a detailed report on that model appears in our current issue), but Cartier, as per usual, released a slew of other new timepieces as well. Not to be overlooked is the Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Perpetual Calendar Chronograph, the first timepiece in the Rotonde de Cartier family to combine these two popular complications. The watch, which comes in a 42-mm-diameter case of rose gold … [Read more...]

Montblanc Star Quantième Complet

Montblanc Star Quantieme Complet-front

Montblanc added a new calendar watch, called the Quantième Complet, to its Star Collection of luxury timepieces at this year's SIHH. As its name implies (Quantième is French for "calendar"), the watch functions as a “complete” or “full” calendar, more versatile than a basic one that displays only the date but not as complicated (nor as pricey) as a full-fledged perpetual calendar. Described by the company as closing the gap between these extremes, the Montblanc Star Quantième … [Read more...]

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver

Introduced in January at the SIHH watch fair, Audemars Piguet's new Royal Oak Offshore Diver joined the Royal Oak Offshore Grand Complication and Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph as part of the Swiss brand's celebration of 20 years of its Royal Oak Offshore watch. The new Diver is the third such model to be introduced, and the first to be offered in a ceramic case (previous models have had stainless steel and forged carbon cases) and the first to incorporate a sapphire exhibition caseback. The … [Read more...]