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SIHH 2016 Preview: Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Métrographe Abyss Blue


Parmigiani Fleurier recently released a preview of one of its four new Tonda Métro timepieces, which the brand will officially launch in Geneva this January, at the 2016 Salon International de la … [Read more...]

5 Milestone Patek Philippe Watches, from 1868 to Today

Patek Philippe - 1st Wristwatch (1868)

To mark Patek Philippe's recent 175th birthday, WatchTime offers a look at the company's most notable wristwatches. Scroll down to discover's top five. For the complete list of 24 … [Read more...]

Watch Insider Reviews the Longines Heritage Diver

Longines Heritage Diver

In this article from my blog,, I take a look at the Longines Heritage Diver watches, released last summer, which are re-issued versions of Longines watches for divers produced in the … [Read more...]

Dive Watch News: Oris Launches A New Version of its Diver Sixty-Five


Oris has recently released a blue-and-gray-dialed version (note also the white-on-black date) of its popular Oris Diver Sixty-Five model, which was first introduced at Baselworld 2015. (For a review … [Read more...]

Hublot Big Bang Unico “Full Magic Gold” Celebrates 10 Years of Big Bang

Hublot Big Bang Unico Full Magic Gold

It was 10 years ago, in 2005, that Jean-Claude Biver revitalized the Hublot brand with the introduction of the now iconic Hublot Big Bang. The model that the brand introduced to celebrate this … [Read more...]

SIHH 2016 Preview: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar in Yellow Gold

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak QP - yellow gold - angle

For the first new watch that it is unveiling in advance of SIHH 2016 in January, Audemars Piguet goes for what many would consider old-school horological luxury — releasing a new version of its … [Read more...]

For Veteran’s Day: 7 “Tribute to the Military” Watches

Breitling Honor Flight Navitimer Side

Wristwatches have long been useful tools in military life, and over the years various watch brands have created special timepieces to honor certain branches of the armed forces and those that support … [Read more...]

Close-Up: Zenith Pilot Doublematic

Zenith Pilot Doublematic

Zenith is best known these days for chronograph watches powered by the high-frequency El Primero chronograph movement, which it introduced in the milestone horological year of 1969. However, one would … [Read more...]

Raymond Weil Unveils Special Edition Nabucco Inspired by Gibson Guitars

Raymond Weil Nabucco Gibson

Earlier this year, Swiss watch manufacturer Raymond Weil and Gibson Brands, an American manufacturer of guitars and other instruments, announced their plans to work together to create a special … [Read more...]

James Bond’s New Watch: The Omega Seamaster 300 “SPECTRE” Limited Edition

OMEGA Seamaster 300 Spectre LE

"Does it do anything?" "It tells the time. We know you have trouble with punctuality." So goes the exchange between James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Q (Ben Whishaw) as Agent 007 is handed his newest … [Read more...]

Inspired by Aviation: Introducing the Montblanc 1858 Collection


Montblanc recently launched a new collection called 1858, inspired by 1930s pilots' watches from the brand's archives. At launch, two models have been announced, the 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter … [Read more...]

The New Louis Erard Excellence and 1931 Collections

Louis Erard watch

Watchmaker Louis Erard founded his eponymous watch brand in 1931 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Now based in Le Noirmont in the Jura Valley, the brand has reinvented its collections in recent … [Read more...]

Broadway Debut: New Watch Models Launch at WatchTime New York 2015

Ball Fireman NECC - blue dial

When a new play wants to make a big splash, it opens on Broadway. When a watch company wants to put its newest timepieces in front of the most avid and knowledgeable collectors, it also turns to … [Read more...]

Close-Up: 6 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronographs

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph

At SIHH 2014, Audemars Piguet debuted a set of six new models in its Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph collection, which also features some contemporary design updates. Here's a closer look at the … [Read more...]

Jukebox Hero: Harry Winston Opus 14 Launches in Rock ‘n’ Roll Style

Harry Winston Opus 14

The most secretive new watch in recent history finally launched last night, as the long-awaited Harry Winston Opus 14 made its debut at a lavish 1950s-themed party at Kurhaus Casino in Baden-Baden, … [Read more...]

Time For Her: 5 New Ladies’ Watches for Your Holiday Shopping List

Hermes Arceau Petite Lune - steel w/diamonds

We provide you a selection of the latest women’s watches to help you with your holiday shopping in this excerpt from WatchTime's upcoming November-December 2015 issue. Cartier’s Clé (French … [Read more...]

20 Brands, 20 Highlight Watches: Here’s What You’ll See at WatchTime New York 2015

WTNY watches

The wait is over! WatchTime New York, America's largest luxury watch show, starts tonight at Gotham Hall and features 20 sponsoring watch brands displaying their new timepieces for 2015. Scroll down … [Read more...]

Close-Up: Louis Moinet Memoris

Louis Moinet Memoris

Back in 2013, we reported on the discovery of a 19th-century timekeeping device, created by French watchmaker Louis Moinet, that may well have been the world's very first chronograph. This year, the … [Read more...]

7 New Watches Inspired by Historical Pieces

Longines Pulsometer Chronograph

The vintage-look trend that has been so prevalent in the watch world in recent years showed no signs of abating at this year's Baselworld watch fair. Modern re-editions of historical pieces continue … [Read more...]

Showing at WatchTime New York 2015: New Watches from Mühle and MeisterSinger

Muhle & MeisterSinger watches

We're just a few days away from the kickoff of America's largest luxury watch show, WatchTime New York, at Manhattan's Gotham Hall on October 23-24 (Click here for event details and to purchase … [Read more...]

Close-Up: 5 Rolex Day-Date Watches in 5 Colors (With Video)

Rolex Day-Date in white gold/cherry dial

Rolex's most buzzed-about new release at Baselworld 2015 was the Rolex Day-Date 40, a larger version of the classic 36-mm Day-Date with an all-new movement. However, fans of the original Day-Date … [Read more...]

Showing at WatchTime New York 2015: F.P. Journe Chronomètre Optimum

FP Journe Chronometre Optimum

America’s largest luxury watch show is less than a week away! WatchTime New York takes place at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall on October 23-24 (Click here for event details and to purchase tickets) and … [Read more...]

Showing at WatchTime New York 2015: Ball Engineer Master II Slide Chronograph

Ball Engineer Master II Slide Chronograph

Have you secured your ticket yet for America’s luxury watch show? WatchTime New York, taking place October 23-24 at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall, boasts more than 20 watch brands displaying their new … [Read more...]

10 Things to Know About the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime

Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime

Last year marked Patek Philippe’s 175th anniversary. What better way to celebrate than with a series of limited-edition timepieces? Why not include the most complicated wristwatch Patek Philippe has … [Read more...]

Showing at WatchTime New York 2015: Nomos Metro 38 Datum

NOMOS Metro38 Datum

We're a little over a week away from the start of America's Luxury Watch Show, WatchTime New York, at Manhattan's Gotham Hall on October 23-24 (Click here for event details and to purchase tickets). … [Read more...]

A Darker Diver: Introducing the Tudor Heritage Black Bay “Black”


To many watch aficionados, Tudor emerged from the considerable shadow of its big brother Rolex in 2013, when its vintage-inspired divers' watch, the Tudor Heritage Black Bay, won the "Revival" prize … [Read more...]

More from Watches & Wonders: New IWC Portofino Models Debut

IWC Portofino - pair

IWC Schaffhausen introduced three new models in its Portofino collection at the recent Watches & Wonders salon in Hong Kong. They include the Hand-Wound Day & Date (Ref. IW516201 in stainless … [Read more...]

Showing at WatchTime New York 2015: Moritz Grossmann Benu Power Reserve

Moritz Grossmann BENU Power Reserve

Have you secured your ticket yet for America’s luxury watch show? WatchTime New York, taking place October 23-24 at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall, now boasts more than 20 watch brands displaying their … [Read more...]

4 New Panerai Radiomir 1940 Watches Launch in Hong Kong

Panerai PAM624 - FRONT

It was a Radiomir 1940 roadshow for Panerai at Watches & Wonders last week in Hong Kong, with four new models introduced. The Radiomir 1940 embodies the purity and simplicity of the original … [Read more...]

Showing at WatchTime New York 2015: Grand Seiko 55th Anniversary Spring Drive Chronograph

Seiko Grand Seiko 55th Anniversary Spring Drive Chronograph LE

Seiko released its first Grand Seiko wristwatch in 1960. This year, to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the Japanese brand's most haute watch collection, Seiko has introduced a new, limited-edition … [Read more...]