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What Makes a Dive Watch a Dive Watch?


One leading source offers a definitive answer to the question of what determines whether a timepiece can legitimately called a "dive watch" or "divers' watch" in this article.  … [Read more...]

Orbita Sempre is Automatic Watch Winder for Manual-Wind Watches

Orbita Sempre watch winder

During our annual visits to Orbita at the various watch and jewelry trade shows, we always see an impressive collection of new and existing winders of all sizes, holding anywhere from a single watch … [Read more...]

Expert Advice: How To Buy Vintage Watches

Vintage Omega Constellation watches

As 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 … [Read more...]

Expert Advice: 5 Tips For Buying a New Watch


When I am writing for Fratellowatches or when contributing to the WatchTime website, I tend to forget that not everyone is a watch nut or has an in-depth knowledge about watches or watch … [Read more...]

Fossil Watches Made in Switzerland? Inside Fossil’s Swiss Mission


The fashion-watch company Fossil, a giant of the Hong Kong watch industry, is making more watches in Switzerland. Why? Norma Buchanan tells us in this feature article from the February 2014 issue of … [Read more...]

More from Watches & Wonders: New IWC Portofino Models Debut

IWC Portofino - pair

IWC Schaffhausen introduced three new models in its Portofino collection at the recent Watches & Wonders salon in Hong Kong. They include the Hand-Wound Day & Date (Ref. IW516201 in stainless … [Read more...]

Net Gain: Tissot Becomes First Official Timekeeper of the NBA

Tissot NBA Timekeeping

Tissot is no stranger to sports sponsorships, having just celebrated 10 years of its partnership NASCAR's Danica Patrick and continuing as timing partner of the MotoGP racing series, but this week the … [Read more...]

Expert Advice: 3 Ways to Safely Store Your Watches

Safe Deposit Box - 2 Keys

If you have more then one watch, you essentially have a watch collection. So what do you do with your other watch (or watches) when you are leaving home or will be out of town for a couple of days (or … [Read more...]

Advice for Collectors: How to Buy Pre-Owned Watches

Omega Speedmaster Professional Snoopy

The 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 … [Read more...]

Oris Aquis Depth Gauge

Oris Aquis Depth Gauge

Oris, long known for its professional-grade divers' watches, achieved a watch-world milestone with its Oris Aquis Depth Gauge, introduced in 2013. It is the first divers' watch that measures depth by … [Read more...]

Time is Money: The 26 Richest Swiss Watch Barons

Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek Jr.

Each year the respected Swiss business magazine, Bilan, publishes a list of the 300 richest Swiss with a rough estimate of their fortunes. For this article we examined the list for you to see which … [Read more...]

7 Rare Watches at Antiquorum’s 40th Anniversary Auction

Patek Philippe Ref5004J - Lot 236

Geneva-based Antiquorum Auctioneers turns 40 this year, and it is celebrating with an auction of “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces,” to be held at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, on … [Read more...]

TAG Heuer Watches and Oracle Team USA Introduce First Smartwatch for Sailing

TAG Heuer Aquaracer 72 Oracle Team USA

Well, that didn't take long. The recent rise of the so-called smartwatch has reached the "traditional" Swiss watch industry. TAG Heuer has teamed up with America's Cup champion Oracle Team U.S.A. to … [Read more...]

Detroit-Based Shinola Releases New Limited-Edition Runwell Watches


Just in time for Father's Day, the Detroit-based watch brand Shinola, which we profiled in the December 2012 issue of WatchTime, will be rolling out new styles of its Runwell watch, a limited edition … [Read more...]

Fossil Goes Upscale With New Swiss-Made Watches

Fossil Swiss-made chronograph

Texas-based Fossil, Inc., known for its range of low-priced, mass market wristwatches and accessories, has launched a new collection of Swiss-made timepieces, the first from the brand to include Swiss … [Read more...]

SIHH Day Four: Vacheron Constantin and Ralph Lauren


Geneva’s luxurious SIHH watch fair rolls on. Here's a taste of the new releases from two more of the exhibiting brands. Vacheron Constantin raised lots of eyebrows this year with its bold and … [Read more...]

Mountain Climbing: Montblanc’s Journey to Haute Horlogerie


In this profile piece from WatchTime's January-February 2009 issue, executive editor Norma Buchanan reveals how Montblanc, a brand best known for pens, entered the heady world of haute horlogerie, and … [Read more...]

SlingShox for G-Shocks


Avid Casio G-Shock fans looking to upgrade their collection on the cheap are advised to check out a recently launched brand of G-Shock accessories known as SlingShox — a line of silicone skins that … [Read more...]

Elegant Accessories: TAG Heuer Racer Smartphone

TAG Heuer Racer Orange

TAG Heuer has built its reputation as a watch brand largely on its close association with auto racing. Now, as the 150-year-old Swiss company continues its growth from watchmaker into lifestyle brand, … [Read more...]

Buben and Zorweg’s Grand Collector Inbuilt


Buben and Zorweg, a company specializing in watch winders and display cases, has released their newest piece, the Grand Collector Inbuilt. … [Read more...]

Elegant Accessories: Pens for Watch Lovers


Watch companies have upped the ante in the quality of their branded accessories — particularly in the case of fine writing implements, a category near and dear to the hearts of many watch … [Read more...]

LeDIX Furtif by Celsius X VI II


After five years in development, Celsius X VI II has released LeDIX Furtif, a mechanical mobile phone. This timepiece/cellphonefeatures an off-center tourbillon and the "Remontage Papillon," … [Read more...]

Döttling’s Liberty Barcelona Watch Safe


Safe manufacturer Döttling has announced the Liberty Barcelona safe. Its design is inspired by the famous Barcelona Chair, created by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1929. The safe will be manufactured … [Read more...]

Montegrappa Presents Pope With a Unique Pen


News for pen aficionados: Montegrappa presented to Pope Benedict XVI a Montegrappa N.S. Virgen de Guadalupe Pen. The gift commemorates his first visit to Mexico, while also celebrating the first 100 … [Read more...]

Elegant Accessories: The Gucci Time Box by Scatola del Tempo

Gucci Time Box by Scatola del Tempo

Gucci has teamed up with Scatola del Tempo, an Italian manufacturer specializing in watch winders and boxes, to produce the Gucci Time Box, a luxuriously appointed watch winder that bears the design … [Read more...]

IWC Opens its Flagship New York Boutique with VIP Gala, Limited-Edition Watch

IWC NY boutique ribbon cutting

Some would say that IWC Schaffhausen opening its first U.S. flagship boutique in New York City is long overdue; after all, the brand, which was established in 1868, has the distinction of being one of … [Read more...]

Ulysse Nardin and Visconti Create Unique Fountain Pen


For more than 165 years, Ulysse Nardin has created exclusive timepieces. Now the manufacture from Le Locle has teamed up with writing instrument specialist Visconti to present a classic communication … [Read more...]

New Tourbillon Pen Compliments Cufflinks


Totally Worth It, the U.S. distributor of luxury watch brands including Armin Strom, Hautlence, Linde Werdelin and Ladoire, presents the TF Est. 1968 "Tourbillon" Pen to match the TF Est. 1968 … [Read more...]

TAG Heuer’s First U.S. Boutique: The Store, and the Story Behind It

TAG Heuer Celebrates Opening Of North American Flagship

TAG Heuer formally opened its first-ever USA boutique with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Crystals at CityCenter in Las Vegas on June 2. Attendees included TAG Heuer worldwide CEO Jean-Christophe Babin … [Read more...]

Richemont Reports Strong Results for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31


Richemont saw strong sales growth across all segments and geographic regions for the year ended March 31, with the specialist watchmakers posting record sales and profits despite the stronger Swiss … [Read more...]