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Tudor Watches: Getting to Know the “Other” Rolex

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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 … [Read more...]


Close-Up: Rolex Yacht-Master II in Stainless Steel (with Video)

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Fans of the Rolex Yacht-Master will remember that Baselworld 2012 saw the debut of a new version of the Rolex Yacht-Master in a Rolesium case. In 2013, that model's larger successor, the Rolex … [Read more...]


The Wearables Arrive: The Scoop on All the New Smartwatches From Baselworld 2015

Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch

According to an old joke, Albert Einstein once said that he wanted to die in Switzerland, not elsewhere, “because everything happens 20 years later there.” This year, Baselworld proved Einstein … [Read more...]


Hublot Big Bang Unico

Hublot Big Bang Unico titanium/ceramic

Since its debut in 2009, Hublot's in-house Unico caliber, a column-wheel flyback chronograph movement, has been used in various models in the brand's King Power collection. A few years ago, Hublot … [Read more...]


Monochrome Monday: Reviewing the Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph

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A few years ago, Patek Philippe introduced a new Ref. 5980/1A with a white dial (for laymen: that’s the Nautilus Chronograph). We at Monochrome Watches were a bit surprised to discover, at … [Read more...]


Who Owns What: A Guide to the Watch Groups

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  Every so often the landscape of the watch industry shifts: a key brand gets sold to a major watch group and the balance of power changes ever so slightly. In the few years since we last … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: Bell & Ross BR-X1 Carbone Forgé

Bell & Ross BR-X1 Carbone Forgé

One of Bell & Ross’s top watches in 2014 was the BR-X1, a chronograph that played off the brand’s popular classic, the BR-01. (The BR-X1 was also featured in the January 2015 issue of … [Read more...]


Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days GMT Oro Rosso

Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days GMT Oro Rosso

Paneristi, take note: available in a limited set of 300 pieces, the Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days GMT Oro Rosso is as elegant as it is simple. In true Panerai style, its name is a mouthful, but it … [Read more...]


Patek Philippe Ref. 5980 Nautilus Chronograph

Patek Philippe Nautlius Chronograph

Recent years have seen one aesthetic trend — blue dials — coming on strong in the watch world, and another — two-tone steel-and-gold looks — trickling back into vogue after a few years out of … [Read more...]


5 Citizen Eco-Drive Watches from Recent Baselworld Shows

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Japan's Citizen Watch Co. introduced a number of watches at recent Baselworld shows, many powered by the brand's renowned Eco-Drive solar technology, which absorbs power for the movement from … [Read more...]


Breaking the Mold: 5 Offbeat Watches from Baselworld

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Contrary to popular belief, Baselworld is not just a steady stream of tourbillons, chronographs, and watches that are mostly black. The show does play host to some individualists who create watches … [Read more...]


A Musical Whirlwind: Introducing the Raymond Weil Nabucco Cello Tourbillon

Raymond Weil Nabucco Cello Tourbillon

To some collectors, a watch brand — even one with a proud history — only proves its horological legitimacy when it produce its first tourbillon. Geneva-based Raymond Weil joins that prestigious … [Read more...]


Brand to Watch: Aerowatch and the Aerowatch Renaissance Orange Tornado

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Aerowatch is a small brand with a big history. At Baselworld 2015, the Jura-based brand debuted the Renaissance Orange Tornado, a new skeletonized watch with bright accents on the dial. It’s worth … [Read more...]


Hamilton Pan Europ H-30

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At last year's Baselworld, Hamilton introduced a contemporary version of its Hamilton Pan Europ, one of the very first wristwatches equipped with an automatic chronograph movement, introduced in 1971. … [Read more...]


Three Watch Brands That Surprised Us at Baselworld 2015

Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Cronografo Landeron

While nearly every watch brand exhibiting at Baselworld puts forth at least one notable headliner piece each year, those of us who cover the industry often find many of the new offerings to be … [Read more...]


8 Things to Know About the Christophe Claret Allegro

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At #baselworld 2015, Christophe Claret’s headliner was the Allegro, a new minute repeater watch that boasts very fine craftsmanship and an extremely eye-catching movement. Here’s what you need to … [Read more...]


Dive Watch Wednesday: Hands-on with the Ball Watch Skindiver II

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In 2012, Ball Watch Co. presented the Skindiver in Basel, basically a re-edition of a dive watch from the brand’s past that was celebrating its 50th anniversary at the time. This year, Ball Watch … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: The Movado 1881 Collection

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At Baselworld this year, Movado showed its all-new collection of men's automatic watches. The 1881 Automatic Collection combines familiar Movado design characteristics with elements of the brand's … [Read more...]


Monochrome Monday: The HYT H3 Debuts At Baselworld 2015

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Back in 2012, HYT introduced a watch that was a real blast in the world of watchmaking, by integrating a liquid directly into the movement and using it as an instrument to indicate time. One year … [Read more...]


Omega’s 4 New Speedmaster “Dark Side of the Moon” Watches for 2015

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Omega turned heads in 2013, when it debuted the first Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon watch at Baselworld. And in 2014, the brand complemented it with a sister in gray. But for those who have wanted … [Read more...]


Glashütte Original Introduces the Senator Cosmopolite

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The highlight of Glashütte Original's Baselworld 2015 showcase was the Senator Cosmopolite, an all-new watch with an all-new manufacture movement. The Senator Cosmopolite is intended for the world … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015 Roundup: 7 New Watches Inspired by Historical Pieces

Longines Pulsometer Chronograph

The vintage-look trend that has been so prevalent in the watch world in recent years showed no signs of abating at this year's Baselworld watch fair. Modern re-editions of historical pieces continue … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015 For the Brave and Bold: 5 Off-the-Wall New Dive Watches

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Some people believe all dive watches look basically the same. And while we at DiveIntoWatches.com certainly don’t expect those people to fall in love with the selection we’re presenting this week … [Read more...]


Carl F. Bucherer Patravi TravelTec II Marks 10 Years of the TravelTec Family

Carl F. Bucherer Patravi TravelTec II

Time flies — especially when you're watching three time zones at once, apparently. It's been 10 years since Carl F. Bucherer introduced its first TravelTec watch, equipped with both a chronograph … [Read more...]


Hublot Hosts Live Art Performance at Baselworld 2015

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As it does every year, Hublot introduced an array of new timepieces at Baselworld 2015. This year, the brand also hosted one of the fair's entertainment highlights: on March 22, a selection of guests … [Read more...]


Monochrome Monday: The Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Tourbillon (Now In White Gold)

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As with every object located on earth, a watch is subjected to several forces. Together with magnetic fields, the worst enemy of an escapement is gravity, a force strong enough to deregulate a watch … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity Limited Editions

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It was a year ago at Baselworld that Maurice Lacroix turned heads with its original Masterpiece Gravity model. This watch was especially notable as one of the first watches with an assortment fully … [Read more...]


Bulgari Unveils Diagono Magnesium Concept Watch at Baselworld 2015

Bulgari Diagono E-Magnesium

It's not a smartwatch, but it is an "intelligent watch." So says Bulgari of its headliner timepiece at Baselworld 2015, the Bulgari Diagono Magnesium, a concept piece developed for the brand's new … [Read more...]


Audio: Watch Insider Interviews 10 Watch Brand VIPs at Baselworld 2015

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"Watch Insider" Alexander Linz spent Baselworld 2015 dashing back and forth to photograph new products and interview the big hitters of the watch world. Here are links to audio files of the … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: Tudor North Flag Features the Brand’s First In-House Movement (Updated with Live Photos)

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Since its return to the U.S. market a few years ago, Tudor has made great strides in stepping out from under the shadow of its "big brother," Rolex. At this year's Baselworld, the brand took its … [Read more...]