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SIHH 2015 Preview: Two New Roger Dubuis Excalibur Skeleton Watches

Roger Dubuis Automatic Skeleton

Roger Dubuis has declared 2015 to be "The Year of the Skeleton," unveiling a pair of new skeletonized watches from its flagship Excalibur collection ahead of their official debut at SIHH 2015 in January: the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Automatic Skeleton and Excalibur Spider Flying Tourbillon. … [Read more...]


Time for Her: 7 Ladies’ Watches For Your Last-Minute Gift Consideration

Van Cleef & Arpels Astronomie Poetique Zodiac - Sagittarius

It's the weekend before Christmas and you still haven't found the right gift for your better half? Read on. In this excerpted feature from our November-December issue, we offer a sampling of new women’s watches to make your last-minute holiday shopping a snap. … [Read more...]


Stealth Pilots: 5 All-Black Breitling Watches

Breitling Avenger Blackbird

Black-on-black watches have been a popular category for the last several years, and Breitling has created more than its share of these "stealth" timepieces, for its popular pilots' watch collections as well as other families, like its Superocean dive watches and even the automotive-inspired Breitling for Bentley models. Here are five all-black Breitling watches, including an all-new model in the Breitling Avenger collection. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015 Preview: Greubel Forsey GMT Black

Greubel Forsey GMT Black - angle

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, makes its debut at the upcoming SIHH 2015. … [Read more...]


3 New Baume & Mercier Watches Debuting at SIHH 2015

Baume & Mercier Clifton Big Date Power Reserve

Baume & Mercier has released info and photos of three new watch references the brand is launching at January's SIHH watch fair. Two are new automatic models in Baume & Mercier's rectangular-cased Hamptons collection; the third is a new complication in the brand's recently launched Clifton family. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015 Preview: New Dial Designs for A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia

A Lange & Sohne Saxonia - trio

Ahead of next month's SIHH watch fair, German luxury watch brand A. Lange & Sohne has 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...]


SIHH 2015 Preview: Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Reversed Tourbillon

Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Reversed Tourbillon - angle

At its 2014 Fine Watchmaking Workshop, Cartier revealed several of its new watches slated for debut at SIHH 2015 in January. One of the more interesting timepieces was 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: Rolex Yacht-Master II in Stainless Steel (with Video)

Rolex Yacht-Master II - steel

Fans of the Rolex Yacht-Master will remember that Baselworld 2012 saw the debut of a new version of the Rolex Yacht-Master in a Rolesium case. In 2013, that model's larger successor, the Rolex Yacht-Master II, was the focus, with Rolex introducing the first version of the popular regatta-countdown chronograph watch in a 904L stainless steel case with a blue Cerachrom bezel insert. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015 Preview: Piaget Presents the World’s Thinnest Hand-Wound Chronograph

Piaget Altiplano Chronograph - angle

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 debuts at the 2015 SIHH in January — sets another one, for world's thinnest hand-wound flyback chronograph. … [Read more...]


6 TAG Heuer Carreras with GMT and Big Date

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 8 GMT

The iconic TAG Heuer Carrera turned 50 last year, inspiring the brand to release a slew of new Carrera models at subsequent Baselworlds — most of them, like the original Carrera, chronographs. However, not to be overlooked is the non-chronograph version that debuted in 2013: The Carrera Calibre 8 Grande Date GMT. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015 Preview: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept “Acoustic Research”

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Acoustic Research

As it did last year, Audemars Piguet has unveiled its newest Royal Oak Concept watch ahead of the upcoming 2015 SIHH watch fair. This year's model is truly a milestone: The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept "Acoustic Research" is a unique prototype piece that is the result of an eight-year program to develop the "perfect" minute repeater sound volume. … [Read more...]


Close-Up: Rolex GMT-Master II “Batman” (With Video)

Rolex GMT-Master II - side

Black for  the night sky, blue for day — these colors just make sense, but if you expected to find them on the bezel of one of the world’s most famous GMT watches, the Rolex GMT-Master II, you would have been disappointed, until recently. In this article from WatchTime's October 2013 issue, we take a look at the Rolex watch that has been nicknamed "Batman." … [Read more...]


Close-Up: the $150, Swiss-Mechanical Swatch Sistem51

Swatch Sistem51 blue

One highlight of Baselworld 2013 was the introduction of Sistem51, a new mechanical watch from the Swatch brand. Now the first four Sistem51 models, which first launched in Switzerland, are finally available at U.S. retailers. In this article from WatchTime's March-April 2014 issue, we explore what makes these watches fascinating. … [Read more...]


Wake-Up Time: 5 Luxury Watches With Mechanical Alarms

Glashutte Original Senator Diary

They're not as sexy as tourbillons or as impressively complicated as perpetual calendars, but mechanical alarm watches may possess one of the more useful complications for a weary traveler or an overworked executive who might need a little reminder about that big board meeting. In a way, it's curious that more watch brands haven't embraced them. Here are five worth noting. … [Read more...]


The MB&F HM6 Space Pirate – Six Things to Know

MB&F Space Pirate

Maximilian Büsser & Friends, better known as MB&F, has announced their latest creation, the Horological Machine 6 "Space Pirate", or simply HM6. This new model takes the domed look introduced with the HM3 "Frog" to new heights. MB&F timepieces are always creative on many levels. Here are six things to know about HM6. … [Read more...]


Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph Limited Editions

Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph

In 2012, Seiko launched the Astron – the world’s first watch able to receive GPS signals and, using an onboard database, convert those signals into precisely accurate time anywhere on Earth. Powered by the Sun, the Astron is always on time, even on top of a mountain or in the middle of the ocean. Here are the two newest models, including the first-ever for women. … [Read more...]


Rolex Expands its Palette: 5 Rolex Day-Date Watches in 5 Colors (With Video)

Rolex Day-Date in white gold/cherry dial

The Rolex Day-Date, launched in 1956 and touted by Rolex as the first chronometer wristwatch to spell out both the date and day of the week on its dial, has throughout its long history been available only in gold cases. That tradition continues with five models launched in 2013, which have either an 18k yellow gold, 18k white gold, or 18k Everose gold case and are available in different dial-strap combos. … [Read more...]


Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Large Date Moon-Phases

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Large Date Moon-Phases

Girard-Perregaux reveals the complexity behind the dial, adding a level of mechanical involvement to an already dramatic timepiece. The movement’s wheels and levers co-star with the large date and moon-phase displays to increase appreciation of the intricate inner engine. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider Reviews IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition “Le Petit Prince”

IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar Le Petit Prince

Recently I had the opportunity to get my hands on one of the most remarkable IWC watches of the last few years, the limited "Petit Prince" edition of IWC Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar, introduced at the 2013 Hong Kong "Watches and Wonders" fair. In this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I provide a review and original photos. … [Read more...]


Three Things to Know About the Patek Philippe Chiming Jump Hour

patek chiming jump hour

The ornate, double-dialed Grandmaster Chime has dominated coverage of Patek Philippe’s 175th anniversary. It is an amazing timepiece that makes a big statement. The watch we’re going to look at today is its counterpoint. With one dial and two hands, it appears to be the paradigm of simplicity, but it’s not. … [Read more...]


5 New Tissot T-Race MotoGP Watches for 2015

Tissot T-race MotoGP Automatic - front-back

Tissot, longtime partner of the MotoGP World Championship — the Grand Prix of motorbike racing — presented the 2015 collection of Tissot T-Race MotoGP limited edition watches on November 11 at the final race of the 2014 season in Valencia, Spain. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015: Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica – 44 mm

SIHH Panerai PAM580

At SIHH 2015, Panerai will debut 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...]


Watch Insider: Reviewing the Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver

Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver

Of all the watches that debuted at this year's SIHH watch fair in Geneva, perhaps the one I least expected was a dive watch from Cartier. And it turns out it's one of the coolest new watches of the year. In this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I give you the scoop on Cartier's foray into the world of "real" sports watches. … [Read more...]


Close-Up: Rolex Yacht-Master in Rolesium (With Video)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master, a sailors' watch introduced in 1992, underwent a major facelift recently in both its design and technology. In 2012, Rolex released a version with an Oyster case made of its patented alloy Rolesium, and a cool, blue dial with brushed sunray pattern. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider Unveils 3 New Breitling Watches

Breitling Chronomat 44 Raven

This is what I would call a nice line extension. In this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I offer a look at three newly released Breitling watches (or “Instruments for Professionals,” as Breitling would call them): the Breitling Transocean Chronograph Edition, Breitling Chronomat 44 Raven, and Breitling Galactic 44. … [Read more...]


Close-Up: Breguet Classique 5717 Hora Mundi

breguet_hm_165

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...]


5 Milestone Patek Philippe Watches, from 1868 to Today

Patek Philippe - 1st Wristwatch (1868)

To mark Patek Philippe's 175th birthday this year, WatchTime takes a look at the company's most notable wristwatches. Scroll down to discover WatchTime.com's top five. For the complete list of 24 milestone Patek Philippe watches, you can download the full article, from the November-December 2014 issue, from WatchTime's online store. … [Read more...]


Zenith Academy Georges Favre-Jacot Celebrates the Brand’s 150th Anniversary

Zenith Academy Georges Favre-Jacot

In 1865, 22-year-old Georges Favre-Jacot founded his watch manufacture in Le Locle, giving birth to the watch brand we know today as Zenith. To mark Zenith’s 150th anniversary, the brand is launching the Academy Georges Favre-Jacot, a limited-edition timepiece featuring a rare and ancient complication. … [Read more...]


For Veterans’ Day: 6 “Tribute to the Military” Watches

Breitling Honor Flight Navitimer

The United States celebrates Veterans Day today, a holiday that honors America's armed forces. We decided to mark the holiday, and those men and women who've served or are currently serving in the military, by showcasing six watches made especially to honor certain branches of the armed forces and those that support them. Herewith, our six "Tribute to the Military" watches. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015 Preview: Richard Mille RM 33-01

sihh richard mille rm 33-01

For 2015, Richard Mille introduces the new RM 33-01, powered by the skeletonized RMXP3 caliber. This watch offers the striking good looks of the RM 33 Extra Flat, with the added convenience of a date display. In typical Richard Mille fashion, the movement is something to behold. … [Read more...]