BAUME & MERCIER

The Baume & Mercier watch brand has been making Swiss luxury watches since 1830. Popular Baume & Mercier watches include the Baume & Mercier Classima Executive, Baume & Mercier Linea, Baume & Mercier Hampton Classic and the new Baume & Mercier Capeland watch collection. WatchTime is your source of info for Baume & Mercier, ladies' watches and men's.

Baume & Mercier Launches New Promesse Ladies’ Watch Collection

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Baume & Mercier has been turning to its extensive watch archives to inspire its recent men's watch collections, such as the Clifton. Now the Swiss brand has launched a new watch line for ladies that takes its aesthetic cues from past models. The new Baume & Mercier Promesse, launched this week at an event in New York City, is influenced by a classical model from the 1970s. … [Read more...]

Military Time: Watch Insider Presents 10 Military Watches With NATO Straps

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In recent years I've taken to "pimping out" my new and old watches, some of them military watches, by replacing their original straps with colorful NATO straps. At this year's Baselworld, I found that I may have helped start a military watches trend, as I saw many new watches that had these military-style cloth straps as original equipment. In this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I showcase 10 of these military watches. … [Read more...]

Watch Test: Baume & Mercier Clifton

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For WatchTime's March-April issue, on sale now, we tested the Baume & Mercier Clifton, an updated version of a vintage Baume & Mercier watch from the 1950s, which was introduced just last year. Here are the results. … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s March-April 2014 Issue is On Sale Now!

WatchTime April 2014 Cover

The March-April issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and also in the WatchTime online shop), featuring a cover story on Breguet's Classique Chronométrie 7727 and its groundbreaking magnetic movement; the seven "star watches" from SIHH 2014; tests of the Arnold & Son UTTE and Oris Aquis Depth Gauge; and more. Click here for highlights from the issue... … [Read more...]

Back is Beautiful: 11 New Luxury Watch Wallpapers

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In WatchTime's March-April 2014 issue, on sale March 18, we present the latest edition in our popular series of "Back is Beautiful" photo features, which showcases fine mechanical watches that are as intriguing from the back as they are from the front. Click below to download these amazing original photos as wallpaper for your desktop. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 10 Affordable Watches and Top Watch Brands

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There is a lot of discussion about what constitutes "affordable watches" and "affordable luxury" in luxury watch brands and best watches for men. From my blog, Watch-Insider.com, here is my list of the top 10 affordable watches and top affordable watch brands that, in my opinion, represent the most excellent value for their luxury watch price and can be considered best watches for men, if you will. … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014: 9 New Luxury Watches for Ladies

Parmigiani Ladies Metropolitaine

At the big watch fairs, like the upcoming Baselworld show and the recent SIHH in Geneva, the stars of the show tend to be complicated watches for men, but each year, watch brands also debut plenty of ladies' watches, many made at the same level of craftsmanship as their male counterparts. With Valentine's Day right around the corner, we're looking at some recently announced ladies' watches which will be available in 2014. … [Read more...]

Beyond the ÜberWatches: 5 (Possibly) Overlooked New Watches from SIHH 2014

Cartier Ballon Bleu Extra-Flat

At this year's SIHH, as per usual, the lion's share of buzz and attention went to a handful of "headliner watches," or, as we at WatchTime have dubbed them, "überwatches," even though most of the watch brands each released a dozen or more new products for 2014. And even when a brand doesn't have what we'd call an überwatch, it sometimes releases one piece so unexpected, off-the-wall, or controversial that it overshadows the rest of its new releases (Exhibit A: Last year's debut of the first … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014 ROUNDUP: 4 DAYS, 47 WATCHES

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon

At last week's SIHH 2014 in Geneva, we saw and covered so many new watches, we're concerned our readers might have missed some of our live updates. To make it easier for you to see everything we covered, we've created this handy recap with links to all 47 watches we covered over the watch fair's four days. Day One: The first day of SIHH saw the introduction of Baume & Mercier's first ever tourbillon, the Baume & Mercier Clifton 1892 Flying Tourbillon, as well as the Clifton … [Read more...]

The 3 Biggest Surprises at SIHH 2014

Baume & Mercier Clifton 1892 Flying Tourbillon

I know, I know, you are supposed to expect the unexpected. Even so, I did not expect what Baume & Mercier, Greubel Forsey and Cartier unveiled at last week’s SIHH watch fair in Geneva. Here are the three biggest surprises of SIHH 2014. … [Read more...]

Audio: 14 Watch Executive Interviews from SIHH 2014 (Updated)

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At this year's SIHH in Geneva, I spoke with 14 important figures, from 13 luxury watch brands, about the timepieces unveiled at the show and what each brand has in store for 2014. Follow the links below to hear the audio from these interviews, all conducted for my blog, Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: My Top 5 SIHH 2014 Watches (For Now)

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The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) wrapped up yesterday in Geneva, and from the three days I was there earlier this week, I have compiled a preliminary Top Five list from the new watches that have been introduced there. … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014: 5 New Calendar Watches

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Yesterday, we showed you a handful of possibly overlooked new chronograph watches that have made their debut at the SIHH. Another popular and versatile complication, the calendar in all of its various types, has also been well-represented this year in Geneva, whether as part of a haute horlogerie array of complications or as the main attraction, in watches from a wide variety of brands. Here are a few that stood out in my first two days at the fair. … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014: Baume & Mercier Joins the Tourbillon Club

Baume & Mercier Clifton Flying Tourbllon

On Day One of the 2014 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva, the WatchTime team saw some watches up close and personal that we'd already seen as previews — and then, there were a few surprises. One of those was from "affordable luxury" watch brand Baume & Mercier, which broke with tradition with the introduction of its first tourbillon watch, the Baume & Mercier Clifton 1892 Flying Tourbillon. … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014 Preview: 10 New Watches Launching at SIHH

Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire

This year's SIHH watch fair, held in Geneva, starts on Monday. If you're a regular visitor to WatchTime.com, you've seen that several watches making their debut at SIHH have already been unveiled before the event. To prepare you for our upcoming on-site coverage of the SIHH, we're giving you a taste of watches from ten brands that we (and, perhaps, some of you) will be seeing live for the first time there. Audemars Piguet will be introducing the a new Royal Oak Concept model at this year's … [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 H2 HYT's H2 expands the timekeeping system of its debut … [Read more...]

Around the Web: Rolex in Wartime, Baume & Mercier’s Holiday Video, & More

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Welcome to the second installment of "Around the Web," where WatchTime social media maven Alan Loren delivers some of the most interesting watch-related stories and news tidbits of recent weeks, culled from the websites of your favorite brands as well as some of the most popular watch blogs and lifestyle media.  This week we've homed in on two very special articles from The New York Times and Daily Telegraph, and news from the worlds of Baume & Mercier, Ulysse Nardin and … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Christmas List: 28 Watch Gift Ideas for Watch Lovers

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The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and many of you are probably considering buying a watch, either as a gift for a loved one or as a year-end reward for yourself. In response to the many readers of my blog, Watch-Insider.com, asking me what watch I would recommend, here are my personal selections of watches to give as gifts, all introduced this year or very recently. … [Read more...]

Watchtime.com Presents 28 Christmas Gift Ideas for Watch Collectors

New York City (NY); Watchtime.com, the website of America’s best-selling watch magazine WatchTime, presents 28 Christmas gift ideas for watch collectors: http://www.watchtime.com/wristwatch-industry-news/watches/watch-insider-s-christmas-list/. Based on selections from “Watch Insider” Alexander Linz (www.watch-insider.com), one of the world’s most popular watch bloggers and partner of watchtime.com, the list of 28 exciting watches includes timepieces from luxury brands like Audemars … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: My Top 15 World-Time Watches

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Many who travel throughout the world have to frequently re-adjust our watches for a new time zone when arriving at our destination. And those of us with friends and business associates around the globe often need to know the local time in multiple locations at once. Wearing a watch with a world-time function means that you can surf through the world's time zones instantly. Here are my top 15, from my blog, Watch-Insider.com. All of these watches, whether you refer to them as … [Read more...]