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Baselworld 2015: New Rado HyperChrome Watches (Updated with Live Photos & U.S. Prices)

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Rado is known for coupling sturdy, athletic timepieces with innovative materials and designs, and the brand’s new models for Baselworld are no exception. This year at Baselworld Rado introduces several new additions to its HyperChrome collection. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: Breguet Tradition Automatique Seconde Rétrograde 7097

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Among Breguet's new releases at Baselworld 2015 is the Tradition Automatique Seconde Rétrograde 7097, which makes use of the open design of the Tradition collection and includes a new retrograde seconds hand. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: Blancpain Villeret Grand Date (Updated with Live Photos)

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At Baselworld 2015, Blancpain adds a new watch to the Villeret Collection: the Blancpain Villeret Grand Date. It will be the first big-date watch in the Villeret line, and it recasts a caliber that Blancpain presented in 2005. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase (Updated with Live Photos and Prices)

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The Longines Conquest Classic Moonphase, debuting at Baselworld 2015 this week, adds a new complication to the brand's Classic Conquest collection. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: New Hamilton Ventura “Elvis80″ and Worldtimer Chrono (Updated with Live Photos)

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Among the new Hamilton watches released at the world's biggest watch fair this week: the Hamilton Ventura Elvis80, in honor of the King of Rock 'n' Roll's 80th birthday; and the Hamilton Chrono Worldtimer, an aviator-friendly new world-time watch. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: Hublot’s New Big Bang Ferrari Models (Updated with Live Photos and Prices)

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Hublot's new Big Bang Ferrari, which premiere this week at Baselworld 2015, comes in two different color combinations. Both versions have Ferrari characteristics that Hublot had not previously used, but are still distinctly Hublot in design. These new Big Bang Ferrari models join the growing family of watches made in the three-year-old partnership between Hublot and Ferrari. That partnership had its highlight so far in 2013, when Hublot introduced the MP-05 LaFerrari, a mechanical watch with … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: The Breitling Chronoliner Takes Flight

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Breitling looks to be emphasizing its history in 2015, with a number of watches that highlight the brand's heritage in tool watches and precision timing devices. Sometimes that means revamping or reissuing classic models – one of which we've recently discussed here. But it can also mean introducing a new line that harks back to vintage design elements and a classic functionality. In that vein, Breitling gives us a new collection: the Breitling Chronoliner. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: New Versions of the Glashütte Original PanoMaticLunar and PanoReserve (Updated with Live Photos)

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A line extension doesn’t just add one more version of the same watch. By offering different color and material combinations with a familiar movement, a brand can reconsider a watch model, or it can highlight links between different models by dressing them in similar clothes. This latter option is what happens with Glashütte Original’s new Pano offerings, which it presented for the first time at Baselworld 2015. The Saxony manufacture is bringing out new editions of its PanoMaticLunar and … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: Ulysse Nardin Hannibal Minute Repeater (Updated with Live Photo and Price)

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Ulysse Nardin has launched the Hannibal Minute Repeater at Baselworld 2015. The watch combines Ulysse Nardin’s classic use of jaquemarts with a Westminster carillon, a tourbillon, and a distinctive dial material. Let’s take a look. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: Bremont Jaguar MKI and Jaguar MKII (Updated with Live Photos)

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At Baselworld 2015, Bremont unveils two new watches designed in partnership with Jaguar. Calling upon the watch and car brands’ shared British heritage, the new Bremont Jaguar MKI and Jaguar MKII have features reminiscent of the classic Jaguar E-Type from the 1960s. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: The Perrelet Turbine Skeleton

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Perrelet's most recognizable family is the Turbine collection. These watches, featuring an oscillating turbine seen through cut-outs in the dial, have become the company's signature, and now represent the majority of Perrelet's watches on the market. Since the design relies on an idea of openwork, letting you see into the dial, it's always felt just a little bit like a skeletonized watch. But Perrelet offered no skeletonized version of the Turbine – until now. At Baselworld this year, Perrelet … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: Hublot Big Bang Unico “Full Magic Gold” Marks 10 Years of Big Bang

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Hublot celebrates the 10th anniversary of its now-iconic Big Bang collection in 2015. At Baselworld, the Swiss brand renowned for its "fusion" concept of mixing materials introduces the new Hublot Big Bang Unico Full Magic Gold, which it calls "the most scratch-resistant gold watch ever created." Scroll down for more info. … [Read more...]


5 Milestone Patek Philippe Watches, from 1868 to Today

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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 milestone Patek Philippe watches, you can download the full article, from the November-December 2014 issue, from WatchTime's online store. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015 Preview: New Versions of the Girard-Perregaux 1966

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Among Girard-Perregaux's releases at Baselworld this year are new pieces in the 1966 collection for men and women. The new Girard-Perregaux 1966 features a rose-gold case and fine guilloché on the dial. … [Read more...]


Ringing in the New Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Minute Repeater

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Jaeger-LeCoultre provided watch fans with a special treat last week, when it announced its new minute repeater. The Master Grande Tradition Minute Repeater is a member of the Master Grande Tradition family, so it draws upon a classic heritage of watchmaking. But it's also something new: this is the first time that Jaeger-LeCoultre has made an automatic minute repeater for the collection. (The previous Master Grande Tradition Minute Repeater was hand wound.) The new Minute Repeater is 39 mm in … [Read more...]


Whirlwind Romance: 4 Watches with Multiple Tourbillons

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Nowadays, almost any luxury watch brand worthy of the name offers at least one timepiece with a tourbillon. But there are only a handful of brands that have pushed the envelope to create watches with two, three or even four tourbillons. Here we take a look at four such watches that made their debut at this year's Baselworld and SIHH watch fairs. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015 Preview: Clerc Hydroscaph GMT Power-Reserve Chronometer

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This year at Baselworld, Clerc is introducing a new addition to its dive-focused Hydroscaph collection. The Clerc Hydroscaph GMT Power-Reserve Chronometer uses a recognizable Hydroscaph case but with a few useful new features. Let's take a look at what it offers. … [Read more...]


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

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Since its debut in 1957, Omega's iconic Speedmaster chronograph, nicknamed "Moonwatch" for its presence on all six NASA lunar missions, sported a tricompax dial arrangement. In 2011, Omega outfitted the watch with a new co-axial movement and bicompax design, both of which are used again in the first Moonwatch with a black ceramic case, unveiled at Baselworld 2013. … [Read more...]


Stealth Pilots: 5 All-Black Breitling Watches

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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...]


7 Standout Tourbillon Watches Launched in 2014

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Baselworld 2015 is just around the corner, and we expect that, as per usual, there will be a number of new tourbillon watches among the offerings. While we wait and wonder, here's a look back at last year's most interesting, clever, and daring variations on the now-ubiquitous tourbillon watch. … [Read more...]