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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...]


Watch Insider Reviews the Longines Heritage Diver

Longines Heritage Diver Chrono

In this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, 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...]


Greubel Forsey Takes a Subtler Approach with its Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision

Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision - front-back

The name Greubel Forsey conjures up many images among horological connoisseurs but classically simple dials and elegantly thin cases are probably not among them — at least until now. With the … [Read more...]


Close-Up: Baume & Mercier Promesse Ladies’ Watch Collection

Baume & Mercier Promesse watches

Baume & Mercier has been turning to its extensive watch archives to inspire its recent men's watch collections, such as the Clifton. Last year, the Swiss brand launched a new watch line for ladies … [Read more...]


Three Things to Know About the Patek Philippe Chiming Jump Hour

patek 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...]


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

Van Cleef & Arpels Astronomie Poetique Zodiac - Sagittarius

It's a few days before Mother's Day and you still haven't found the right gift for the woman who raised you? Read on. We offer a sampling of new women’s watches to make your last-minute shopping a … [Read more...]


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

Panerai PAM00526 - front

Spring is finally 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 - front

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...]


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

Omega Speedmaster '57 - white dial

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...]


Arnold & Son Adds 3 New Versions of the UTTE

Arnold UTTE_MOP Tahitian thumb 150

Spring has sprung, and with it new colors are everywhere. Arnold & Son has given us a spring of its own: the La Chaux-de-Fonds brand just introduced three new variations on its renowned UTTE … [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...]


Girard-Perregaux Neo-Tourbillon with Three Bridges: 10 Things to Know

girard-perregaux neo-tourbillon

Girard-Perregaux’s Tourbillon with Three Bridges has been an icon of classic design for almost 150 years. This year, the brand’s signature timepiece is reborn with a radical new look. Here are 10 … [Read more...]


The Ulysse Nardin Dual Time Manufacture Gets 2 New Looks

UN Dual Time Manufacture LE thumb 150

For years, one of the signatures of Ulysse Nardin has been its fine GMT watch. The Dual Time models have a legible dial with just two center-mounted hands, making for a simple, intuitive reading of … [Read more...]


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

Rolex Submariner 2012

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 … [Read more...]


Zenith Launches Limited-Edition El Primero Chronograph at 2015 Paris Tour Auto

Zenith El Primero Chronomaster 1969 Tour Auto Edition

Last week, I had the opportunity to join Zenith in Paris for the launch of the 2015 Tour Auto Optic 2000 classic car rally, which marked both the Swiss brand's inaugural year as the Tour's official … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: Bell & Ross BR-X1 Carbone Forgé

Bell & Ross BRX1-Carbone-Forge-thumb 150

One of Bell & Ross’s top watches in 2014 was the BR-X1, a chronograph that played off the brand’s popular classic, the BR-01. (The BR-X1 was also featured in the January 2015 issue of … [Read more...]


5 Things You Should Know About the Audemars Piguet LeBron James Royal Oak Offshore

LeBron James wearing AP watch

With the NBA playoffs in full swing, and LeBron James's Cleveland Cavaliers moving on to the second round, we re-present our feature on the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore LeBron James limited … [Read more...]


Close-Up: Omega Speedmaster “Grey Side of the Moon”

omega grey side of the moon

To accompany its highly successful “Dark Side of the Moon” collection, Omega launched the Omega Speedmaster “Grey Side of the Moon” last year. Fashioned from ceramic and platinum, the watch … [Read more...]


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

MB&F 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...]


Going Creative: 4 Artistic Watches

Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Nuit Boreale

High horology isn’t just about movements: it’s also about aesthetics. The watch brands in Geneva call on a range of decorative techniques, such as guillochage, enameling, and skeletonizing, that … [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...]


5 Citizen Eco-Drive Watches from Recent Baselworld Shows

Citizen Eco-Drive Chrono-Time

Japan's Citizen Watch Co. introduced a number of watches at recent Baselworld shows, many powered by the brand's renowned Eco-Drive solar technology, which absorbs power for the movement from … [Read more...]


Breaking the Mold: 5 Offbeat Watches from Baselworld

Stefan Kudoke watch

Contrary to popular belief, Baselworld is not just a steady stream of tourbillons, chronographs, and watches that are mostly black. The show does play host to some individualists who create watches … [Read more...]


A Musical Whirlwind: Introducing the Raymond Weil Nabucco Cello Tourbillon

Raymond Weil Nabucco Cello Tourbillon

To some collectors, a watch brand — even one with a proud history — only proves its horological legitimacy when it produce its first tourbillon. Geneva-based Raymond Weil joins that prestigious … [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...]


Brand to Watch: Aerowatch and the Aerowatch Renaissance Orange Tornado

Aerowatch Orange Tornado thumb 150

Aerowatch is a small brand with a big history. At Baselworld 2015, the Jura-based brand debuted the Renaissance Orange Tornado, a new skeletonized watch with bright accents on the dial. It’s worth … [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...]