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Need for Speed: 10 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 in 2013. Below we take a look at 10 recently released watches with designs influenced by automobile racing.As a partner with Lamborghini in the all-Lambo Super Trofeo auto racing series, Blancpain produces a line of Super … [Read more...]

Parmigiani Bugatti 10-Year Anniversary Watch Debuts at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Parmigiani Bugatti Mythe

The first watch to arise from the partnership of boutique Swiss watch brand Parmigiani Fleurier and French luxury automaker Bugatti, the Bugatti Type 370 watch, launched in 2004. To commemorate 10 years of the partnership, and 10 years of Parmigiani Bugatti watches, Parmigiani unveiled the first of three limited-edition anniversary models at this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. … [Read more...]

Tudor Watches: Getting to Know the “Other” Rolex

Tudor Heritage Black Bay

With the return of Tudor watches to the United States after a long absence, American watch fans once again have the opportunity to purchase timepieces from Rolex's lower priced "little brother" Tudor watch brand. Below, we take a look at some of the Tudor watches that U.S. watch collectors had been missing out on, along with some current Tudor watches — available in the States — that have been released at the Baselworld watch fairs in 2013 and 2014. … [Read more...]

Star Time: 13 Celebrity-Branded Sports Watches

EMINEM wearing G-Shock

There is no shortage of celebrities, many of them celebrity athletes, who serve as "brand ambassadors" for watch brands, appearing in ads and attending events wearing their watches. However, a few of these stars go the extra mile, giving input and often even becoming involved in the design process, for special celebrity watches to which they lend their names. Below is a list of 12 celebrity watches developed in honor of, and named for, their famous representatives. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider Previews the New Chopard Superfast 919 Porsche Motorsport Chronograph

Chopard Superfast Porsche

Recently I attended the Ennstal-Classic, a historical sports car rally in Austria, and while there had the chance to see the new Chopard Superfast 919 Porsche Motorsport Chronograph, a watch I like very much. Check it out (including specs and original photos) in this article, excerpted from my blog, Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: 7 Iconic Chronograph Watches

Rolex Daytona

In this week’s Fratello Friday, I offer up my Top Seven Iconic Chronograph Watches. If you don’t count the date feature, the chronograph is probably the most popular complication for wristwatches, as well as one of the most useful: one can find many uses for a chrono during his or her everyday life, such as timing diner preparation or in other work- or sports-related activities. … [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...]

Advertisement: Wryst Luxury Sports Watches

Wryst Sports Watch - Motors MS1

Wryst, the unconventional, Swiss luxury sports-watch brand based in the U.K., has launched two exclusive and spectacular collections. All are priced under £720 (about $1,200). These contemporary, youthful and stylish timepieces are expertly designed and come with amazing functions. … [Read more...]

Two New IWC Ingenieur Watches Debut

IWC Ingenieur Dual Time

While its focus was squarely on its Aquatimer divers' watches at this year's SIHH, IWC has circled back to last year's featured watch line, the Ingenieur, with two new IWC Ingenieur watches that it is launching this summer, both bearing the Ingenieur collection's revamped design codes, influenced by materials and functions used in Formula One racing. … [Read more...]

5 Things to Know About the Montblanc Timewalker Chronograph 100

Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph 100 - front

Among the new Montblanc watches unveiled at this year's SIHH watch fair in Geneva was the Montblanc Timewalker Chronograph 100, a new chronograph watch capable of measuring elapsed times to 1/100 second. Here are five pertinent things you should know about this innovative new chronograph from Montblanc. … [Read more...]

TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Tourbillon Unveiled at Baselworld 2014

TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Tourbillon - front

TAG Heuer's headliner watch from Baselworld 2014 is the newest generation of its game-changing TAG Heuer Monaco V4, first introduced as a concept watch in 2004. The new Monaco V4 Tourbillon takes the V4 technology to the next level: it is the world's first tourbillon watch driven by belts. … [Read more...]

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...]

3 New Tissot Men’s Watches Debut at Baselworld 2014

Tissot Le Locle Automatic Small Second

Tissot, a Swiss watch brand known for its affordable watches, has launched three new men's watches with mechanical movements at Baselworld 2014: Tissot le Locle Small Second, Tissot PRS 516 Extreme, and Tissot T-Complication Chronometer. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: Peter Speake-Marin Magister Tourbillon

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The Magister Tourbillon is both a new timepiece and the first watch in a new collection from independent watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin.  The Magister Tourbillon incorporates several visual cues from Speake-Marin’s very first timepiece – a handmade pocket watch with tourbillon known as the Foundation Watch, which featured the same blued steel hands and tourbillon cage with topping tool motif. … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: What we Know About the New Omega Seamaster Launching at Baselworld 2014

Omega Seamaster Master Co-Axial Chrono

As it is every year, the watch press is being overwhelmed with previews of new watches set to be presented during Baselworld 2014. Some brands have already shown their products in all their glory, with no secrets left to unveil, while others have revealed only bits and pieces of their upcoming releases. … [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...]

Pushing the Envelope: 6 Unconventional Chronograph Watches

Bovet Cambiano Special Edition watch

A growing number of chronographs have push-pieces in unorthodox places. In this WatchTalk article from our January-February 2014 issue, on sale now, we explore several of them, including a modern-day take on a vintage Omega watch and a Bovet timepiece that can shift from wristwatch to pocketwatch to table clock with the push of a button. … [Read more...]

WatchTime.com’s Top 10 Watch Videos of the Year

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We've added a lot more videos to Watchtime.com over the past year, and lots of you have noticed. The videos — most created and provided by some of the top watch brands — have become one of the most popular features on the site. As we begin a New Year, we're looking at our most popular videos of 2013. Below we count down your favorite watch videos ranked by page views. Click on each to watch the full video.10. Inside the HYT H2HYT's H2 expands the timekeeping system of its debut … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s January-February Issue is On Sale Now!

WatchTime Jan-Feb 2014 Cover

The January-February issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and on Nook, Kindle, and the WatchTime app for iOS and Android), featuring in-depth watch tests of the IWC Ingenieur Automatic AMG Black Series Ceramic, Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe, and Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon NEDU, a reference guide to the watch industry's quality marks, a gallery of blue-dial beauties, and more. Click here for highlights from the issue... … [Read more...]

Graham Silverstone RS Skeleton

GRAHAM Silverstone Skeleton RS - red

Graham's Silverstone RS ("RennSport") collection is influenced by auto racing. The newest model in the line is the Graham Silverstone RS Skeleton, a chronograph watch with a skeletonized dial, available in three color schemes. … [Read more...]

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 36 Flyback Racing

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 36 Flyback Chrono

If you haven’t noticed, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the TAG Heuer Carrera. This week's Watch to Watch, from WatchTime's October 2013 issue, is one of the new Carreras launched by TAG Heuer at this year's Baselworld to mark the milestone birthday, the Carrera Calibre 36 Flyback Racing. … [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...]

WatchTime’s September-October Issue is On Sale Now!

WatchTime Sept-Oct 2013 Cover

The September-October issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and also available on Nook, Kindle, and the WatchTime app for iOS and Android) featuring our exclusive test of the Panerai Radiomir 8 Days Ceramica, a blockbuster section on the Baselworld watch fair featuring more than 60 new watches, interviews with Swatch's Nick Hayek and Patek Philippe's Thierry Stern, and more. Click here for highlights from the issue... … [Read more...]

Two for the Road: A Pair of Titanium Ingenieurs from IWC

IWC Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium

For the new timepieces in its re-tooled Ingenieur collection, IWC Shaffhausen wanted a direct connection to Formula One auto racing, in both the watches' design and in the materials used to make them. Hence the use of carbon fiber, high-tech ceramics, and, for two of its new models, titanium. … [Read more...]

3 Standout Tourbillon Watches From Baselworld 2013

Chopard LUC Engine One tourbillon

After a few challenging economic years for the watch industry, in which some feared big-ticket haute horlogerie timepieces were on the wane, tourbillon watches came roaring back at this year's Baselworld. Here's a trio of unusual tourbillons that grabbed our attention. … [Read more...]

Promotion: Wryst Timepieces Airborne Collection

Wryst Airborne sport watch FW4 - yellow strap

The recently launched watch brand Wryst is the brainchild of Swiss watch designer Jacques Fournier, whose previous claims to fame include the pentagonal five-time-zone watch for Jacob & Co., and takes its inspiration from extreme sports and auto racing. These influences are evident in its inaugural collection, called Airborne, launched last October and available in three limited editions of 75 pieces. … [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...]

Richard Mille Official Timing Partner of Lotus F1 Team

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Richard Mille, a brand long associated with Formula One auto racing in both its design and use of materials, has signed a two-year deal with the Lotus F1 racing team, joining the team as Official Timing Partner.  … [Read more...]

Rolex Releases 50th Anniversary Rolex Daytona Watch at Baselworld (Video)

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona - Platinum - angle

Even before the start of the 2013 Baselworld watch fair, watch aficionados — and Rolex freaks in particular — were buzzing about the 50th anniversary of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, the chronograph watch made famous by actor and motor racing enthusiast Paul Newman. While most knew Rolex would commemorate the milestone with a special watch, many were taken aback by the timepiece the brand actually produced. … [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 ("Silberpfeil" in German), which famously got its name from  a race at the Nürburgring in 1934 in which … [Read more...]