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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...]

How it Works: Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave World Time GPS

Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave - front

Citizen launched the original Eco-Drive Satellite Wave, the first watch to feature light-powered satellite timekeeping, in 2011, and has released updated versions with new innovations in the years … [Read more...]

For Vintage-Watch Lovers: Omega Speedmaster ’57 Co-Axial Chronograph

Omega Speedmaster '57 Chronograph

A few years ago, Omega introduced a retro-styled version of its well-known Speedmaster chronograph watch, the Omega Speedmaster '57 Co-Axial Chronograph, named for the year of the first Speedmaster's … [Read more...]

Seiko Unveils Grand Seiko 55th Anniversary Spring Drive Chrono Limited Edition

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...]

Three Things to Know About the Patek Philippe Chiming Jump Hour

Patek's Chiming Jump Hour

The ornate, double-dialed Grandmaster Chime dominated coverage of Patek Philippe’s 175th anniversary, which the brand marked last year. It is an amazing timepiece that makes a big statement. The … [Read more...]

If You’ve Got a Boat, Regatta Watch: 5 Yachting Watches

Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback Titanio

Summer is here, and regatta season will be in full swing before you know it. several purveyors of luxury watches have developed timepieces specifically suited for competitive sailing and other … [Read more...]

5 Things to Know About the Montblanc Timewalker Chronograph 100

Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph 100

Montblanc unveiled the Montblanc Timewalker Chronograph 100, a chronograph watch capable of measuring elapsed times to 1/100 second, at the 2014 SIHH watch fair in Geneva. Here are five pertinent … [Read more...]

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

MB&F HM6 Space Pirate

Maximilian Büsser & Friends, better known as MB&F, debuted the Horological Machine 6 (aka "Space Pirate", or simply HM6) last fall. This new model takes the domed look introduced with the HM3 … [Read more...]

Close-Up: The New Bremont America’s Cup Collection

Bremont America's Cup watch

British watch brand Bremont — which already this year began a partnership with Jaguar cars and had prominent placement in the big-budget spy thriller Kingsman — has pulled off perhaps its biggest … [Read more...]

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

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner 2012

Subtle but significant redesign is the hallmark of the redesigned Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner. The watch retains the Submariner's immediately recognizable look but dispenses with the date window … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]

Affordable Oris: 5 Oris Watches Under $2,500

Oris Aquis Date

Founded in 1904 in Holstein, Switzerland, Oris has developed a reputation as a purveyor of very reasonably priced timepieces in a variety of styles, and all with Swiss-made mechanical movements. Here … [Read more...]

Cleared for Takeoff: The Breitling Emergency II Lands at U.S. Retailers This Summer

Breitling Emergency - Orange Dial

Breitling introduced the Emergency II — successor to the wildly popular Breitling Emergency, and the first-ever watch with a dual-frequency locator beacon — at Baselworld 2013. However, the … [Read more...]

Close-Up: TAG Heuer Carrera with GMT and Big Date

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 8 GMT

The iconic TAG Heuer Carrera turned 50 in 2013, inspiring the brand to release a slew of new Carrera models at subsequent Baselworlds — most of them, like the original Carrera, chronographs. … [Read more...]

Budget Travelers: 5 World-Time Watches Under $5,000

Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Worldtimer

It's no secret that many watch aficionados are also avid travelers. And what could be more useful for globetrotters than a watch that lets them keep track of time everywhere in the world at once? Many … [Read more...]

A Clearer Calendar: Girard-Perregaux’s New Traveller with Large Date, Moon Phases and GMT

Girard-Perregaux Traveller Large Date Moon Phases GMT - gold-angle

Girard-Perregaux launched its Traveller collection — a revamp of its travel-themed ww.tc line — in 2013. Several variations on those first models have arrived on the scene since that debut, … [Read more...]

5 Things to Know About the Ulysse Nardin Freak Lab

Ulysse Nardin Freak Lab - side

The Ulysse Nardin Freak, with its wildly unconventional no-dial/no-hands time display, was the talk of the watch world when it burst on the scene in 2001, and Ulysse Nardin has used this trailblazing … [Read more...]

Darker Knights: Roger Dubuis Presents Its Latest Excalibur Knights of the Round Table Edition

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Knights of the Round Table II

Manufacture Roger Dubuis has brought out a new version of the medieval masterpiece that marries perfectly with its flagship Excalibur collection: the Excalibur Knights of the Round Table.  The … [Read more...]

Diving Into History: 6 Milestone IWC Aquatimer Watches

IWC Aquatimer Ref. 812AD (1967)

Last year, IWC released a slew of new models in its revamped IWC Aquatimer collection of luxury divers' watches (Click here to check them out). For fans of vintage watches — and vintage IWC watches, … [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 … [Read more...]

Close-Up: 5 Grand Seiko Watches That Pay Homage to 1964 Classic

Seiko Grand Seiko 1964 - blue

Last year, Seiko added several new models to its prestigious Grand Seiko watch collection. Along with the new hi-beat GMT models, which we covered here, these Grand Seiko watches include five new … [Read more...]

5 Milestone Patek Philippe Watches, from 1868 to Today

Patek Philippe - 1st Wristwatch (1868)

To mark Patek Philippe's 175th birthday in 2014, WatchTime offers a look at the company's most notable wristwatches. Scroll down to discover WatchTime.com's top five. For the complete list of 24 … [Read more...]

JCK 2015: Raymond Weil Launches its First Pilots’ Watch, the Freelancer Piper

Raymond Weil Freelancer Piper

Students of wristwatch history know that Raymond Weil, founder of the eponymous watch brand, was both a watchmaker and a musician. What many might not have known until recently is that he was also a … [Read more...]

JCK 2015: Ball Watch Engineer II Volcano Features New Antimagnetic Case

Ball Engineer II Volcano

In 2014, Ball Watch broke new ground in antimagnetic watch technology with the introduction of its Engineer II Magneto S, a watch that featured an inner shield, made of a patented alloy called … [Read more...]

Couture 2015: Bell & Ross Courts Cigar Aficionados with Vintage WW1 Edición Limitada

Bell & Ross Vintage WW1 Edicion Limitada - front

One of the most anticipated events at each year's JCK and Couture watch and jewelry shows in Las Vegas is Bell & Ross's Friday evening cocktail party at its villa in the Wynn. And one of my annual … [Read more...]

JCK 2015: Bovet’s New Virtuoso VII Takes the Stage in Vegas

Bovet Amadeo Virtuoso VII

Bovet Fleurier introduced the first two pieces in its Complications collection in 2014. The third makes its debut at this week’s JCK Watch and Jewelry show at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The … [Read more...]

Debuting at Couture 2015: Porsche Design Chronotimer Series 1

Porsche Design Chronotimer1 - black bracelet carbon strap

Sports watches with titanium cases are now de rigeur for many luxury brands, but few may realize how revolutionary such a watch seemed back in 1980, when Porsche Design launched the very first such … [Read more...]

For Memorial Day: 6 “Tribute to the Military” Watches

Breitling Honor Flight Navitimer Side

As we approach Memorial Day, in which Americans honor the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and other military operators lost in the line of duty, we showcase six watches made by various brands especially to … [Read more...]

Close-Up: 5 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 — presents its latest collection of Tissot T-Race MotoGP limited edition watches this year. Here's a … [Read more...]