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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 things to know about this futuristic masterpiece. … [Read more...]


6 “Tribute to the Military” Watches

Breitling Honor Flight Navitimer

Watches have long been used by soldiers, sailors, airmen, and other military operators in the line of duty. Here we showcase six watches made by various brands especially to honor certain branches of the armed forces and those that support them. Herewith, our six "Tribute to the Military" watches. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015 Preview: Two New Versions of the Glashütte Original PanoMaticLunar and PanoReserve

Glashutte Original PanoMaticLunar_Red_Gold_black_dial 150

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 will be presented for the first time at Baselworld 2015. The Saxony manufacture is bringing out new editions of its PanoMaticLunar … [Read more...]


Close-Up: 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...]


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 things you should know about this innovative timepiece from Montblanc. … [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 milestone Patek Philippe watches, you can download the full article, from the November-December 2014 issue, from WatchTime's online store. … [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 "Frog" to new heights. MB&F timepieces are always creative on many levels. Here are six things to know about HM6. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015 Preview: The Breitling Chronoliner Takes Flight

Breitling Chronoliner - Thumb 150

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...]


6 Things to Know About the Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane Grand Voyage II

Zenith Grand Voyage II thumb 150

Christmas really comes to Geneva in January, when a host of watch brands present their new releases in the city and get a jump on the spring fair in Basel. One of Zenith’s debuts this year was the Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane Grand Voyage II: a new, richly decorated take on the Christophe Colomb model from several years ago. The watch has a number of distinctive features, so here we’ll take you through what you need to know about Zenith’s latest. … [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 world-time watches will cost you as much as several overseas vacations, but we found a handful, all with mechanical movements, that you can get for $5,000 or less. … [Read more...]


New Tissot T-Race MotoGP Watches for 2015 (Updated with Prices)

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 look. … [Read more...]


Tough and Transparent: Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 56-02 Sapphire

Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 56-02 Sapphire - front

Richard Mille pioneered the use of an all-sapphire watch case with its RM 056 Sapphire Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph in 2011, and upped the technological ante with the subsequent debut of the RM 56-01, which also had baseplates, bridges and a third wheel made of sapphire. Last year saw the debut of another innovation, the Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 56-02 Sapphire, which combines a tripartite sapphire case with the brand's revolutionary "cabled movement" design. … [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...]


3 Exceptional Boutique Watches We Found Outside of SIHH 2015

Bovet Amadeo Fleurier Monsieur Bovet

Every year at Geneva's SIHH watch salon, a host of luxury watch brands (most of them owned by the Richemont Group) unveil their new timepieces to international retailers, collectors, and journalists. In recent years, other smaller, non-participating brands have set up shop outside of the SIHH in Geneva's luxury hotels, displaying new models of their own. Here are three notable examples of such watches that we found this year. … [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...]


Jaquet Droz’s New Bird Repeater Geneva

Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater Geneva all birds CU 560

The Jaquet Droz brand has made a name for itself by combining fine watchmaking and elaborate mechanical inventions. Now Jaquet Droz has turned its attentions to the capital city of watchmaking. With the new Bird Repeater Geneva, the brand has adapted its automaton-bearing minute repeater to include some of Geneva's landmarks. … [Read more...]


Diving Into History: 6 Milestone IWC Aquatimer Watches

IWC Aquatimer Ref. 812AD (1967)

At SIHH 2014, 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, specifically — we've decided to highlight here five important IWC Aquatimers from the brand's history. … [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, which the brand marked last year. 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...]


Alpina’s Alpiner 4 Collection: Six Affordable Swiss Sports Watches

Alpina Alpiner 4 Chronograph - black w/ strap

In 1938, Alpina launched the original "Alpina 4," which the brand claimed was the "first modern Swiss sports watch." That vintage timepiece was the inspiration for the sporty Alpiner 4 collection, released by Alpina in 2014, which includes a chronograph and a GMT watch, both powered by automatic Swiss mechanical movements and priced well under $5,000. … [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 Valentine's Day 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 shopping a snap. … [Read more...]