WatchTime E-Special: Pilots’ Watches

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WatchTime's latest digital exclusive, WatchTime E-Special: Pilots' Watches, is now available on the WatchTime app! … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2013, Day 5: Arnold & Son, Bulgari, Bell & Ross, Harry Winston

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Your weary WatchTime editorial staff flew back from Baselworld yesterday, but we're still fighting through the jetlag to share with you one more batch of intriguing new timepieces introduced at the show, including Harry Winston's always-much-anticipated new Opus watch. … [Read more...]


Pilots’ Watch Review: Bell & Ross BR 03-94 Chrono

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For the pilots' watch review in our March-April issue, on sale now, writer Martina Richter selected two three-hand pilots’ watches and seven pilots’ chronographs to accompany a trio of pilots – aerobatics champion Klaus Lenhart and his protégés Axel Schütte and Andreas Langer − while they performed an aerobatic program, specially designed for our review, in the skies above the Swabian Mountains in southern Germany. One of the watches chosen was the Bell & Ross BR 03-94 Chronograph … [Read more...]


Million Dollar Club 2012: Watch Advertising at All-Time High

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In an exclusive report in the upcoming May-June issue of WatchTime, we reveal which watch brands are spending the most on advertising in 2012, a record year for watch-company ad spending, and we provide a complete list of the 60 brands that spent more than $1 million on ads. … [Read more...]


Baselworld Preview: Three Innovative New Bell & Ross Pilots’ Watches

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Bell & Ross has released photos and info on its latest trio of new watches in its BR 01 Aviation collection, inspired by instruments in aircraft cockpits, set to debut at Baselworld. The new models — called Heading Indicator, Airspeed, and Climb — join last year's triumvirate of the Horizon, Altimeter and Turn Coordinator to bring the "flight instrument" collection to six. … [Read more...]


Only Watch Auction Returns to Monaco in September

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The fifth Only Watch, a charity auction of unique timepieces, returns on September 28th, taking place once again in Monaco and conducted by Antiquorum Auctioneers. … [Read more...]


Seconds City: Exploring La Chaux-de-Fonds

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In our March-April issue, on sale now on newsstands and for the iPad, Norma Buchanan visits the Swiss watchmaking town of Le Locle. In this feature story from our June 2009 issue, Buchanan journeys to another cradle of Swiss horology, La Chaux-de-Fonds, a town that is still, as Karl Marx described it a century and a half ago, “one giant watch factory.” … [Read more...]


Bell & Ross Vintage WW1 Argentium

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Bell & Ross, which has gained acclaim for its Vintage PW1 and WW1 timepieces inspired by aviation watches of the first World War, has created an elegantly styled wristwatch with a case made of a special, oxidation-resistant silver alloy that the company calls Argentium. The Vintage WW1 Argentium (the "WW" stands for "Wrist Watch"; Bell & Ross also makes a PW1 Argentium, a pocketwatch with a minute repeater mechanism) has a case and dial design influenced by those of the earliest … [Read more...]


Facetime December 1

Matthew Robinson, wearing his Bell & Ross black PVD BR01, and Bill Thomas, wearing his Zenith El Premiro Chronograph, visit the Pyramids of the Moon and Sun at Teotihuacan in Mexico City.

Welcome to another Facetime! We have some great photos this week, including one from a reader all the way in Kuala Lumpur. … [Read more...]


Facetime November 24

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Welcome to another Facetime! We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. This week our selected readers are Joe O'Brien, Ira Tytel, John Dodenhoff, and Ryan Lenhardt. Thanks to everyone for the great pictures! … [Read more...]


Bell & Ross CEO Receives French Legion of Honor

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Bell & Ross recently held their annual event at the Hôtel National des Invalides, at which CEO Carlos A. Rosillo received the commendation of Knight of the French Legion of Honor from General Baptiste, Director of the Musée de l’Armée. Among the almost 500 guests in attendance were media figures, military representatives, and watchmaking industry leaders. … [Read more...]


Facetime September 22

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Welcome to Facetime! To be featured here, in our magazine, Pinterest, and our other social networks, send us a hi-res pic (at least 1mb) at photo@watchtime.com. … [Read more...]


Pocket Full of Complications: Today’s Haute Horlogerie Pocketwatches

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Even though the wristwatch long ago supplanted it in popularity, the classical pocketwatch continues to soldier on as a novelty in the world of timepieces, beloved by some collectors for their old-school appeal and large, decorative movements, and many of today's watch brands have used the style to express not only their historical cachet but also their horological expertise. Here we shine the spotlight on some recently released modern pocketwatches from popular wristwatch brands. … [Read more...]


Bell & Ross Vintage WW1 Chronographe Monopoussoir

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Bell & Ross's Vintage WW1 Chronographe Monopoussoir is now available at Bell & Ross retailers. Like the WW2 Régulateur Heritage, the WW1 Chronographe Monopoussoir draws on military and aviation history for its inspiration. This watch reinterprets the look of chronographs used by aviators in the 1920s, which originally only had one button. The single button is used to stop, start, and reset the chronograph. … [Read more...]


Annual Check-Up: Testing A. Lange & Söhne’s Saxonia Annual Calendar

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WatchTime takes the pulse of A. Lange & Söhne's Saxonia Annual Calendar, the first such complication for the Glashütte-based luxury watch brand, in this Watch Test feature from our archives. Click here to read the results and to marvel at Nik Schölzel's gorgeous photos of the watch. … [Read more...]


Bell & Ross Vintage WW2 Régulateur Heritage

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Bell & Ross demonstrated its affinity for military and aviation history last year with the release of two timepieces modeled after those worn during World War I: the PW1 pocketwatch and its wristwatch version, the Vintage WW1. This year, the company pays tribute to the timekeepers and navigation instruments of the second World War with its new model, the Vintage WW2 Régulateur Heritage. World War II bomber pilots and navigators needed a watch that emphasized clear legibility and ease of … [Read more...]


Bell & Ross WW2 Régulateur Heritage

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Bell & Ross has announced the release of the WW2 Régulateur Heritage. Their latest watch to be inspired by military history reinterprets pocket watches bomber pilots strapped to their legs during World War II. The WW2 Régulateur Heritage separates the time information with a central hand for the minutes, a counter for the hours, and a small independent seconds hand. The case has a "gun-metal grey" steel finish. This watch retails for $6600. Read our full feature on this watch here. … [Read more...]


Facetime Photos for June 23

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It's time for another round of Facetime photos. Summer's officially here, so be sure to send us photos from your vacations. Send us a hi-res pic at photos@watchtime.com and your photo can appear here, on our social media sites, and in our magazine. Our first photo this week includes an impressive collection of watches. If anyone can top this collection, share it with us (and make sure you're in the picture, too). … [Read more...]


Bell & Ross Announces New Sports Watch

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Just in time for the summer, Bell & Ross has announced the Vintage BR126 sport, a two-counter chronograph powered by an automatic ETA movement. It will be availble this July in either a stainless steel ($4,800) or black leather strap ($4,500). Have a look at the watches below. … [Read more...]


Clockwork Orange: Wallpaper From the WatchTime Archives

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Back in our December 2006 issue, we ran a photo feature called "Clockwork Orange," showcasing watches with orange dials, straps, and other elements. Now we've selected a half-dozen of these striking still-life images, shot by our faithful watch shutterbug Nik Schölzel, for you to download to decorate your computer screen. Simply click on the photos for full-sized wallpaper images. Orange you glad you visited our site? … [Read more...]