WatchTime - USA's No.1 Watch Magazine Best watch magazine. World's largest wristwatches database. Wristwatch reviews, watch news, watch blog. Rolex, Omega, Breitling, Tag Heuer, Seiko, Casio, and more. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:00:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 WatchTime Q&A: Seiko Watch CEO Shinji Hattori on Seiko’s First U.S. Boutique Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:00:24 +0000 Seiko CEO Shinji HattoriSeiko Corporation of America has opened a boutique at 510 Fifth Avenue in New York between 52nd and 53rd Street. The official opening was August 19. Seiko has many boutiques in Asia but this is its first one in the United States. On hand for the occasion was Shinji Hattori, CEO of Seiko Watch Corp. […]]]> 0 Showing at WatchTime IBG 2014: Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Titanium Carbon Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:00:53 +0000 Hublot Big Bang FerrariWatchTime and noted watch collector and expert Jeff Kingston are teaming up again to present the 2014 edition of the popular “Inside Basel.Geneva” collector event series, and we’re kicking things off September 5 in Chicago. We’ll also visit New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. We’re fortunate to have Hublot as a core sponsor, and […]]]> 0 Fratello Friday: How To Buy Vintage Watches, Part 1 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:00:04 +0000 Vintage Omega Constellation watchesAs noted in my previous article, about buying pre-owned watches, the market for truly “vintage” watches is something quite different from that for relatively young “pre-owned” watches. Any watch made before 1990 could be considered vintage, although some collectors put the maximum year of “vintage” at 1980 or even earlier. I’d like to use 1990 […]]]> 0 Heaven & Earth: Breitling Chronomat B01 vs. IWC Big Ingenieur Chrono Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:36:04 +0000 Breitling-IWC_150Two chronographs with in-house movements — Breitling’s pilot-styled Chronomat B01 and IWC’s rugged Big Ingenieur Chronograph, designed for earthbound adventure — go head-to-head in this comparison test from our April 2010 issue, with photos by Nik Schölzel. A watch with an in-house chronograph movement is something quite special. Even many well-established brands do not offer […]]]> 1 Watch Winders 101 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Gucci Time Box by Scatola del TempoWatch winders are machines with a simple but vital task to perform for watch owners: ensuring that automatic (or self-winding) watches have sufficient energy for their clockwork drive by generating constant and steady motion. But that’s not all watch winders can do. The selection of models, sizes, designs and functions of available watch winders is […]]]> 13 Press Release: Rolex, Patek Philippe, Cartier & More – The History of Wristwatches Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:00:05 +0000 WatchTime Wristwatch Timeline IntroNew York City (NY); America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, has released a “A Wristwatch Timeline: The First 100 Years,” a comprehensive feature tracing the history of the wristwatch. Starting in the pivotal year of 1914, this illustrated timeline depicts the most important watch models and watch-industry milestones of the last century.   “A Wristwatch Timeline” showcases […]]]> 0 Comparative Watch Test: Bulgari Bulgari vs. Hermès Dressage Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Bulgari Bulgari & Hermes DressageIn this exclusive watch test feature from WatchTime’s upcoming September-October issue, we compare two steel automatic watches, the Bulgari Bulgari and the Hermès Dressage, from brands known for their high style. The names Bulgari and Hermès probably make you think of leather goods, silk scarves or jewelry rather than watches. But Bulgari, headquartered in Rome, […]]]> 0 9 Watch Brands That Make Their Own Metals Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:00:26 +0000 Rolex Cosmograph Daytona - Platinum - angleWe’re all familiar with the most popular materials for watch cases — steel, rose gold, titanium, et cetera. But what about Rolesium, Ceragold, and Zenithium? While many watch brand take great pride in making their own cases, movements and dials, only a handful have gone the extra mile and actually invented their own materials, mostly […]]]> 23 Dive Watch Wednesday: The Swiss Military’s Doxa Dive Watch Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:00:55 +0000 Doxa Sub 300T EMD issued - FrontDue to the fact that the development of most early dive watches was heavily influenced, or even directly initiated, by armed services around the world, it is no surprise that a large number of these watches were in fact used and issued by them as well. It did, however, come as a surprise to us […]]]> 0 Feeling Blue: 20 Blue Watches With Blue Dials and Blue Straps Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:00:30 +0000 TAG Heuer 1887 Carrera ChronographBlue watches are one of the growing style trends seen in the watch world in the past few years — and on display at the watch shows in Switzerland and in the U.S.A. —, with blue-on-blue dial-strap combinations. We took a look at such blue watches with blue dials and blue straps released within the […]]]> 25 Longines Twenty-Four Hours Single Push-Piece Chronograph Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:00:29 +0000 Longines 24 Hours Single Push-Piece ChronographLongines has added another new watch to its vintage-inspired Longines Heritage collection. The Longines Twenty-Four Hours Single Push-Piece Chronograph takes its cues, including its extra-large case and pocketwatch-sized movement, from a historical Longines pilots’ watch from the 1950s. Like the brand’s other Heritage watches, the Longines Twenty-Four Hours Single Push-Piece Chronograph is a modern re-issue […]]]> 3 The World’s Most Expensive Watches: 8 Timepieces Over $1 Million Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:00:19 +0000 Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor SiliciumWe’ve all experienced sticker shock while perusing the world’s most expensive watches. There are even a few brands for which six-figure price tags are the norm — “expensive watches” by almost anyone’s definition. But a handful of luxury watches go well beyond “pricey” and into the rarefied “million dollar watch” category, i.e., costing more than […]]]> 58 Monochrome Monday: Reviewing the Patek Philippe Ref. 5496P-014 Perpetual Calendar Retrograde Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:00:58 +0000 Patek Philippe 5496P-014 Perpetual Calendar RetrogradeThis year was the year of steel for Patek Philippe. Alongside the huge surprise of the sporty Annual Calendar Chronograph 5960/1, we at Monochrome Watches presented you, in an extensive hands-on article, the new Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph ref. 5990/1A, a complicated edition of the Gérald Genta-designed icon. However, even with this recent trend toward steel […]]]> 0 Dynamic Duo: Our Watch Test of the Rolex GMT-Master II Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:00:18 +0000 Rolex GMT-Master II black-blue bezelSome call it the “Batman” in honor of its black-and-blue bezel. In this exclusive watch test feature, the cover story of our upcoming September-October issue, we test the first version of the Rolex GMT-Master II ever to sport this color combo. For more than half a century, Rolex fans associated Rolex GMT watches with two […]]]> 1 Showing at WatchTime IBG 2014: Harry Winston Project Z8 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:00:52 +0000 Harry Winston Project Z8WatchTime and noted watch collector and expert Jeff Kingston have teamed up again for the 2014 edition of the popular “Inside Basel.Geneva” series of collector events, kicking off September 5 in Chicago. Among the core sponsoring watch brands is Harry Winston, which will showcase its innovative Harry Winston Project Z8 watch at the events. The […]]]> 0 Press Release: WatchTime September/October Cover Story: Testing the Rolex GMT-Master II Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:00:48 +0000 Rolex GMT-Master II black-blue bezelNew York City (NY); America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, presents an in-depth watch test of the new Rolex GMT-Master II. This test feature is the cover story of the upcoming September/October issue of WatchTime, on sale September 16. For those who don’t want to wait for the print issue, WatchTime is now offering the complete article […]]]> 0 Cartier Gets Serious: The Evolution of Cartier Men’s Watches Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:00:59 +0000 Cartier Geneva Seal caliberIn recent years Cartier, the king of haute joaillerie, has begun storming the bastions of haute horlogerie. In this full-length feature from our October 2010 issue, WatchTime’s Joe Thompson explores the intriguing origins and bold future initiatives of Manufacture Cartier. In April 2008, Cartier startled the watch world with the introduction of its first ever […]]]> 2 Fratello Friday: How to Buy Pre-Owned Watches Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:00:25 +0000 Omega Speedmaster Pro Snoopy watchThe market for pre-owned items is huge. The success of websites like Craigslist, AutoTrader and so on are a testimonial. And the wristwatch market is no exception. Although a wristwatch is often a very personal item, at some point people are willing to part with it and trade up for something more expensive, or more […]]]> 5 7 Personalized Watches Made for World Champion Athletes Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:00:22 +0000 LeBron James wearing AP watchWith the MLB playoff chase in full swing, a new NFL Season on the horizon, and U.S. Open tennis starting next week, we at WatchTime thought it would be the perfect time to re-post (with a few updates) our article on the elite fraternity of athletes who have not only won a world championship in […]]]> 5 New Victorinox Swiss Army Watches Celebrate Two Victorinox Anniversaries Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:00:59 +0000 Victorinox Swiss Army Inox watchesVictorinox, maker of the iconic Swiss Army knives, was founded 130 years ago, in 1884. The company made its first Swiss Army watches 25 years ago, in 1989. Victorinox marks both milestones this year with the release of two new Victorinox watches: the new Inox line of tough sports watches, and a limited-edition dive watch, […]]]> 1