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Chopard Mille Miglia 2014 Rolls Out at Baselworld

Chopard Mille Miglia 2014

The newest Chopard Mille Miglia watch, which made its debut this week at Baselworld 2014, is the most distinctly Italian timepiece in the collection, which is inspired by the Mille Miglia classic car race. … [Read more...]

Chopard Becomes Official Timing Partner of Porsche Motorsport

Karl-Friedrich Scheufele w/ Porsche 919 Hybrid

Chopard, already a longtime sponsor of the prestigious Mille Miglia race and official timekeeper of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, this year strengthens its ties to auto racing by becoming the official timing partner of Porsche Motorsport, which makes its long-awaited return at this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans in June. … [Read more...]

Speed Dreamin’: Testing the TAG Heuer Carrera 1887 (Video)

TAG Heuer Carrera 1887 front

A few years ago, TAG Heuer introduced a new version of its racing-inspired Carrera watch with a brand-new movement. WatchTime took the watch, the TAG Heuer Carrera 1887, for a spin. Click here for the results of our comprehensive watch test, originally published in our print edition, along with exclusive photos by Nik Schölzel. … [Read more...]

Tudor Watch Co. Partners with International Motor Sports Association

Tudor Audi at Wempe Jewelers

Fans of the Rolex Daytona know that Rolex has a long association with auto racing. What many may not know is that Rolex's sister brand, Tudor, also has a close connection to motorsports, and strengthened those ties this year by becoming the "entitlement partner" of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA). … [Read more...]

Need for Speed: 8 New Watches Inspired by Auto Racing

2012 Blancpain L-Evolution Super Trofeo

The worlds of watchmaking and automobile racing have shared a strong connection for decades, with racing and high-performance cars often serving as a direct inspiration for watches, including classic models like the Rolex Daytona and TAG Heuer Carrera, which both turned 50 this year. Below we take a look at eight watches from the last year or so with designs influenced by automobile racing. As … [Read more...]

Jaeger-LeCoultre Celebrates 100 Years of Aston-Martin with Three New Watches

JLC Master Compressor Extreme W-Alarm Aston-Martin

In a stroke of serendipity, 2013 marks both the 180th anniversary of Swiss watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre and the 100th anniversary of British luxury automaker Aston-Martin, Jaeger-LeCoultre's partner for nearly a decade in the development of special, luxury-auto-inspired timepieces. … [Read more...]

IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Silberpfeil

IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Silberpfeil

IWC upgraded its Ingenieur collection of sports watches this year, incorporating design touches inspired by the brand's new partnership with the Mercedes-Benz AMG Petronas Formula One racing team. Among the new models in the line is the Ingenieur Chronograph Silberpfeil, which pays tribute to a classic race car. The Chronograph Silberpfeil is named for the Mercedes-Benz W25 Silver Arrow … [Read more...]

Baselworld Preview: 3 New Chopard Superfast Racing Collection Watches

Chopard Superfast Power Control

Chopard's long association with auto racing, which has inspired watches such as the Mille Miglia and the recent Grand Prix de Monaco Historique — continues at this year's Baselworld, which sees the release of a trio of new timepieces in its Classic Racing Collection, called Superfast. … [Read more...]

IWC North America President Gianfranco D’Attis: The WatchTime Q&A

Gianfranco Dattis president IWC North America

IWC Schaffhausen has made 2013 the Year of the Ingenieur, and to launch the new collection in the U.S., the brand joined WatchTime for a gala event at its flagship boutique in New York City. Prior to the event, WatchTime spoke with IWC North America president Gianfranco D'Attis about the revamped Ingenieur line and his lifelong personal connection to the brand. … [Read more...]

Video: Omega Speedmaster Racing

Omega Speedmaster Racing

Before Omega’s legendary Speedmaster watch was worn by astronauts on the moon — and thus forever linked to space exploration and assigned the nickname “Moonwatch” — it was much more closely associated with the decidedly earthbound activity of automobile racing. In fact, when Omega introduced the first Speedmaster in 1957, it designed the watch’s dial to resemble the dashboard of that … [Read more...]

Video: Speed Dreamin’: Testing the TAG Heuer Carrera 1887

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A few years ago, TAG Heuer introduced a new version of its racing-inspired Carrera watch with a brand-new movement. TAG Heuers' most important model, the Carrera chronograph, was introduced less than 50 years ago, in 1964, but has become a recognized classic. The watch is the brainchild of Jack W. Heuer, then managing director at Heuer, designed a simple dial and then used the tension ring that … [Read more...]

Video: Bulgari Octo Maserati Special Edition

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The Bulgari Octo Maserati is the result of a pairing of iconic Italian brands. The famed Roman watch-and-jewelry house teamed up with the Modena-based maker of luxurious sports cars to produce a Swiss timepiece that should appeal to both diehard auto enthusiasts and aficionados of haute horlogerie. Click here to read more about the Bulgari Octo Maserati. Click below to start the … [Read more...]

Video: WatchTime Talks Racecars and Watches with Lamborghini’s CEO

Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann

Last week, WatchTime attended the "global dynamic launch" of the Lamborghini LP 700-4 Aventador Roadster in Miami as a guest of Blancpain, which partnered with Lamborghini in 2009 to establish the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo single-make race series. While there, we had the opportunity to speak with Lamborghini CEO Stephen Winkelmann, who answered questions about the new car and the future … [Read more...]

Breitling for Bentley Supersports Chronograph

Breitling for Bentley Supersports Orange bezel

Earlier this year, we showed you two new models from Breitling's Breitling for Bentley collection, developed in cooperation with the British luxury automaker. Also new to the family this year is the Bentley Supersports Chronograph, a limited-edition timepiece made in tribute to the Continental Supersports, the fastest and most powerful Bentley car ever manufactured, and holder of the world ice … [Read more...]

New for 2013: Richard Mille RM 036 Tourbillon G-Sensor Jean Todt

Richard Mille RM036 Front

Auto racing enthusiast Richard Mille has long been inspired by cars and motorsports in the designs for his eponymous watch brand, but the new RM 036 Tourbillon G-Sensor Jean Todt, which makes its official debut at next month's SIHH watch fair in Geneva, is the first to include a complication dedicated to road safety. … [Read more...]

Gearing Up for SIHH 2013: IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Racer

IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Racer

News of new watch launches at next month's SIHH watch fair in Geneva continues to trickle into WatchTime's offices, the latest from IWC Schaffhausen. Last year, IWC focused on expanding and revamping its Pilot's Watch collection. It appears that in 2013, it will be the brand's sporty Ingenieur collection in the spotlight, starting with the new Ingenieur Chronograph Racer. … [Read more...]

Video: Chopard’s Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Watch Inspired by ’70s Racecars

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Since 2002, Chopard has partnered with the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, a racing event devoted to historical racecars, which takes place along the same route as the Monaco Grand Prix. As official timekeeper, Chopard this year launches a new chronograph wristwatch inspired by the design of sportscars from the 1970s.  Click here for more photos of Chopard’s Grand Prix de Monaco Historique … [Read more...]

Jaeger-LeCoultre and Aston Martin Launch New AMVOX7 Chronograph

Jaeger-LeCoultre Amvox7 on Aston-Martin Vanquish hood

In 2005, Swiss watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre joined with British car maker Aston Martin to produce the first AMVOX, ushering in JLC's line of "vertical trigger" chronograph wristwatches. This year, the luxury brands join forces once more on the AMVOX7, the first model with a radial power-reserve display. … [Read more...]

Audemars Piguet Releases Michael Schumacher Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph

Michael Schumacher wearing Audemars Piguet Roya Oak Offshore

Audemars Piguet's latest limited-edition Royal Oak watch — introduced this week at a press conference in Berlin — is a collaboration with legendary auto racer Michael Schumacher. The seven-time world champion was personally involved with the development of the model, which includes numerous car-inspired design elements. … [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, it introduces the Racer, which it calls the first Swiss luxury touch-screen smartphone made entirely from materials used in auto racing and aviation. … [Read more...]