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Close-Up: Breguet Classique 5717 Hora Mundi

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The Breguet Classique Hora Mundi, in simple terms, is the first example of a mechanical timepiece with an instant-jump time zone display. All of the displays jump between time zones with the push of a button. Once you see it, the concept is so intuitive, you wonder why it has not been done before. … [Read more...]


Close-Up: The Boutique-Exclusive Ulysse Nardin Blue Toro

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The Ulysse Nardin Blue Toro watch — a perpetual calendar with dual-time function powered by an in-house movement — is the definition of "hard-to-get:" The watch (Ref. 326-01LE) is limited to 99 pieces and available exclusively in Ulysse Nardin boutiques. Scroll down for more info and photos. … [Read more...]


For Desperate Hours: Breitling Emergency II

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Breitling introduced its Breitling Emergency watch — the first wristwatch with a built-in emergency microtransmitter — in 1995. Since then, the watch has been worn and used by many professional pilots and has played a role in numerous search-and-rescue missions. At Baselworld 2013, Breitling introduced another world-first with its Emergency II, the first watch with a dual frequency locator beacon. … [Read more...]


Back to the Past: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Ultra Thin 1948

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra-Thin 1948

The iconic Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso has had many incarnations since its debut as a watch for polo players in 1931. One of the most recent is the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Ultra-Thin 1948, a classically elegant watch that revives the look of the Reverso model that heralded the style of the 1950s. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015 Preview: Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase

Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase

With SIHH 2015 in the rearview mirror, the eyes of the watch world now focus on the upcoming Baselworld watch fair in March, with numerous watch brands releasing news and photos of new models debuting at the show. One of these watches is the Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase, a new complication in the brand's Classic Conquest collection. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015: Ralph Lauren Automotive Chronograph (Updated with Live Photo and Price)

Ralph Lauren Automotive Chronograph

Among the new offerings from Ralph Lauren at this year's SIHH is the new Ralph Lauren Automotive Chronograph. Inspired by the instrument panel of Lauren's legendary 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, this piece evokes the exotic yet purposeful aesthetic found in the cockpit of a car many regard as the finest gentleman’s sport coupe of all time. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015: Here Are 19 Of The New Watches We’ve Seen So Far

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The 2015 edition of Geneva's Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) kicks off tomorrow, and WatchTime will be reporting live on the new watches introduced at the fair. Many watch brands exhibiting at SIHH have already teased us with some of the new products they will launch there. Scroll down to get a glimpse of WatchTime's pre-SIHH coverage. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015: IWC Portugieser Annual Calendar (Updated with Live Photos and Prices)

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The new IWC Portugieser Annual Calendar, part of the brand's "Year of the Portugieser" at SIHH 2015, is a timepiece that marks two IWC firsts: its in-house movement is equipped with an innovative annual calendar mechanism and also boasts a two-barrel, seven-day power reserve. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015: Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica (Updated with Live Photo and Price)

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At SIHH 2015 this week, Panerai Panerai debuted the Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica - 44 mm. This new model surrounds the P.9100 manufacture chronograph movement with a high-tech matte-black case fashioned from synthetic ceramic based on zirconium oxide. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015: New Dial Designs for A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia (Updated with Live Photos)

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At the SIHH 2015 watch fair, German luxury watch brand A. Lange & Sohne unveiled three new models in its elegant, understated Saxonia collection. The new-generation versions of the Saxonia, Saxonia Automatic, and Saxonia Dual Time all feature subtly redesigned dials, with two models also sporting new case dimensions. … [Read more...]


3 New Omega Seamaster and Speedmaster Watches

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As in recent years, Omega introduced  new watches in its Seamaster, Speedmaster and Constellation collections at last year's Baselworld. Here is what you need to know about them. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015: New Baume & Mercier Watches (Updated with Live Photos and Prices)

Baume & Mercier Clifton Big Date Power Reserve

Among its new releases at SIHH 2015, Baume & Mercier has launched two new models in its rectangular-cased Hamptons collection and a new complication in the recently launched Baume & Mercier Clifton family. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015: Greubel Forsey GMT Black (Updated with Live Photos and Price)

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Greubel Forsey, a brand known for its ambitious, innovative multi-tourbillon watches, introduced its own singular take on the classic world-time watch in 2011. A new execution of the succinctly named Greubel Forsey GMT, with a blackened titanium case, debuted this week at SIHH 2015. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015: New Roger Dubuis Excalibur Skeleton Watches (Updated with Live Photos and Prices)

Roger Dubuis Automatic Skeleton

Roger Dubuis has declared 2015 to be "The Year of the Skeleton," unveiling a slew of new skeletonized watches from its flagship Excalibur collection at SIHH 2015. Here's more on two of them, the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Automatic Skeleton and Excalibur Spider Flying Tourbillon. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015: Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Astrotourbillon Skeleton (Updated with Live Photo)

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At its SIHH 2015 presentation, Cartier introduced a new version of its Astrotourbillon concept: the Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Astrotourbillon Skeleton. The watch lays bare the workings of its unusual rotating tourbillon mechanism, suspending it in in the skeletonized movement. … [Read more...]


Camo and Chrono: 7 Interesting Casio G-Shock Watches

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Fans and collectors of Casio G-Shock watches now have seven more reasons to make room on their shelves and wrists. This year, the brand launched three new styles of Casio G-Shock watches — an all-analog chronograph, an analog-digital chrono, and a military-style, camouflage-pattern all-digital model — available in a total of seven new color schemes. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015: Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Reversed Tourbillon (Updated with Live Photos and Price)

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Cartier has introduced more than 100 new watch references at SIHH 2015. One of the most interesting is the Rotonde de Cartier Reversed Tourbillon, a watch whose unconventional flying tourbillon is displayed on a minimalist, sunburst-guilloché dial with an off-center hours and minutes display. … [Read more...]


Close-Up: The New-Look Rolex Submariner (with Video)

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Subtle but significant redesign is the hallmark of the recently redesigned Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner. The watch retains the Submariner's immediately recognizable look but dispenses with the date window of previous models and incorporates several new technical innovations exclusive to Rolex. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept RD#1 (Updated with Live Photo)

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Acoustic Research

As it did last year, Audemars Piguet presented a new Royal Oak Concept watch at the 2015 SIHH watch fair. This year's model is truly a milestone: The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept RD#1 (formerly nicknamed "Acoustic Research") — which I saw, and heard, in person today — is a unique prototype piece that is the result of an eight-year program to develop the "perfect" minute repeater sound volume. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015: Piaget Presents the World’s Thinnest Hand-Wound Chronograph (Updated with Live Photo and Price)

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Piaget watches have long been renowned for their elegant thinness, and the brand has set numerous watch-world thinness records with its releases of recent years. The new Piaget Altiplano Chronograph, which debuted this week at SIHH 2015 — sets another one, for world's thinnest hand-wound flyback chronograph. … [Read more...]