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Tourneau Trains Students for Careers in Watchmaking


When the average person thinks “watchmaker”, they picture an older man in a white lab coat working in the mountains of Switzerland. Watch retailer Tourneau is challenging that image with a program … [Read more...]

Audio: Excerpts from our Interview with Arnold & Son Watchmaker Sébastien Chaulmontet

Sebastien Chaulmontet of Arnold & Son

In WatchTime's March-April 2014 issue, on sale March 18, technical editor Mike Disher gives you the skinny on Arnold & Son's Ultra-Thin tourbillon watch, the UTTE, in an in-depth watch test. Click … [Read more...]

Louis Moinet: Rewriting Chronograph History

Louis Moinet 1815 Chronograph - front

The Swiss watch brand Louis Moinet has unveiled an artifact that may change how we look at the history of timekeeping — a timekeeping device from the early 19th century, invented by the brand's … [Read more...]

Bonus Audio: Excerpts from WatchTime’s Interview with Peter Speake-Marin

Peter Speake-Marin

In WatchTime's February issue, on sale next week, executive editor Norma Buchanan profiles Peter Speake-Marin, the British watchmaker who has been plying his trade as an independent for a decade. … [Read more...]

North American Institute of Swiss Watchmaking Celebrates First Graduating Class


The North American Institute of Swiss Watchmaking celebrated its first graduating class on April 2. The Class is comprised of students who have completed a two year program and will receive a North … [Read more...]

Kobold Launches Program to Train Sherpas as Watchmakers


Kobold has announced a program in which its U.S.-based watchmakers will train a group of Sherpas in the art of watchmaking. The former high-altitude mountain guides from Nepal’s Himalaya region will … [Read more...]

Seiko Watchmaker Receives Top Award


The government of Japan has just announced that Kazuo Takeoka has been awarded the "Medal with Yellow Ribbon" in recognition of his services to watchmaking. The award is given to individuals who, … [Read more...]

Zenith Honors Watchmaker’s Milestones With Limited Edition Watch


On November 30, Zenith celebrated a famous caliber and the 100th birthday of the watchmaker who created it. Ephrem Jobin was the brains and hands behind Caliber 135. Introduced in 1948 at the height … [Read more...]

Master Watchmaker Derek Pratt Passes Away


Derek Pratt, one of the world's leading watchmakers, has passed away following a long illness. Derek was a watchmaker's watchmaker and a true scientist of horology. He was often cited as among the … [Read more...]