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Blancpain watches have been made continuously since 1735. Blancpain fains: divers appreciate a particularly important Blancpain watch, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms, this Blancpain watch is considered by some to be the best divers' watch from a Swiss luxury watch brand like Blancpain. Blancpain fans: whether you're looking for information on vintage Blancpain watches, Blancpain watch reviews, or Blancpain product info on new Blancpain watches, prices included, visit the Blancpain posts below.

7 Standout Tourbillon Watches from Baselworld 2014

Arnold & Son Royal TEC1

Baselworld 2014 is in the rearview mirror, and as we reported throughout the show, several watch brands  released interesting, clever, and even daring variations on the now-ubiquitous tourbillon watch. Here, we round up seven of the most notable new tourbillons, including a few you may not have read much about yet. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: My Top 10 Watches From Baselworld 2014

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph

With Baselworld 2014 now passed, I have as usual assembled my personal list of favorite watches from the show. In the coming days and weeks, on Watch-Insider.com, I will publish lists that are more rational and technical than emotional, but for now, here are the top 10 watches from Baselworld that I most liked and would likely buy. … [Read more...]

Audio: Watch Insider Interviews 10 Watch-Brand VIPs at Baselworld 2014

Linz and Omega's Urquhart

Our "Watch Insider," Alexander Linz, had a busy Baselworld 2014, running around to photograph new products and interview some of the watch world's biggest movers and shakers. Below you'll find links to audio files of the interviews, conducted for WatchTime's sister blog, Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: Harry Winston Z8 Dual Time & Opus Updates

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The Z stands for Zalium, a zirconium-based alloy that is lighter and harder than titanium, and exclusive to Harry Winston. While this latest Z-series piece continues past traditions, one significant aspect is new: the movement is supplied by Blancpain, and, like Zalium, it is exclusive to Harry Winston. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: Blancpain Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chrono

Blancpain introduced a modern re-issue of its famed divers' watch, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe, at last year's Baselworld. For Baselworld 2014, the brand has added a new model to the vintage-inspired Bathyscaphe family, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014 Preview: 19 New Watches We’ve Seen So Far

Omega Speedmaster Mark II

Baselworld 2014 is almost upon us, and the WatchTime team will be on-site at the world's biggest watch fair to provide you up-to-the-minute coverage of the scores of new timepieces making their world debuts there. Before we dive in, here's a roundup of the watches we've reported on so far, from brands that have provided pre-Baselworld press materials on some of their new products. Follow the … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 15 Ladies’ Watches: Are These the Best Ladies’ Watches of the Year?

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra thin Duoface

Many luxury brands, even those known more for their men's watches, released interesting new ladies' watch collections and top ladies' watches in the recent months. Here, from my blog Watch-Insider.com, are my personal choices for the most beautiful ladies' timepieces, top ladies' watches and best ladies' watches presented in 2013 and 2014 so far. A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Automatic This … [Read more...]

Pre-Baselworld 2014: Watch Insider Previews the New Blancpain Villeret Watch

Blancpain Villeret Collection 2014

The pre-Baselworld 2014 product releases have started pouring into my in-box, and I have already covered several of them on my blog, Watch-Insider.com. Here is one of the latest: Blancpain's Villeret 2014, a self-winding three-hand watch with a date display, featuring a remarkably understated grand feu enamel dial. … [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 … [Read more...]

Video: Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe

Blancpain 50 Fathoms Bathyscaphe

In WatchTime's January-February 2014 issue, on sale December 31, technical editor Mike Disher conducts an in-depth test of the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe, a vintage-inspired divers' watch introduced at Baselworld 2013. Click below to watch an exclusive video taken by Robert Atkinson (who also provided photos for the story), available only here on WatchTime.com. … [Read more...]

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

Rolex GMT-Master II - side

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...]

Need a Gift for Her? Here are 25 Ladies’ Watches from WatchTime.com and Watch Insider

A. Lange & Söhne Ladies Saxonia Automatic

With the holiday season upon us, many of you are probably seeking out a gift for the lady in your life. Why not share with her your passion for fine watches? We've decided to make your search a bit easier by gathering several of our recent articles on ladies' watches all in one place. Follow the links below, where we highlight recently released ladies' watches to narrow down your gift … [Read more...]

Blancpain Watches: A Test and History of the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms

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WatchTime Spotlight:  Blancpain – A Test & History Of The Fifty Fathoms Fans of classic divers’ watches now have a unique opportunity to read our test of one of the most popular Blancpain watches, from the June 2008 issue of WatchTime magazine. But that’s not all: you are also invited to join WatchTime for a journey through the fascinating history of the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms. If … [Read more...]

Time is Money: The 26 Richest Swiss Watch Barons

Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek Jr.

Each year the respected Swiss business magazine, Bilan, publishes a list of the 300 richest Swiss with a rough estimate of their fortunes. For this article in WatchTime's November-December issue, on sale now, we examined the 2013 list to see which members of the watch industry made the ranking. Here they are: … [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...]

Watch Wallpaper: 7 New Divers’ Watches

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GoodPlanet

Because divers' watches continue to be very popular, we've continued to cover a lot of them here on WatchTime.com. Here we collect photos of some of these timepieces, all of which have been introduced and/or released within the past year, as downloadable wallpaper for your desktop. Click each photo for the larger image. … [Read more...]

Facetime September 21

Peter Fruehling and 3-year-old daughter Teagan go for a walk near their cottage in Northern Wisconsin. Peter is wearing a Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days.

Welcome to another installment of Facetime! Thanks to the Souza family, Carlos Pimentel, and Peter Fruehling for the great pictures! As always, if you would like to be featured in our weekly Facetime section, as well as on Pinterest and our other social networks, please submit a hi-res pic (at least 1mb) to photo@watchtime.com. We’ll also select the most popular weekly photos every two months … [Read more...]

Facetime August 10

Fernando Heredia, wearing his Omega Seamaster Chronograph, with his nephew Daniel Morales at the Plaza Classic Film Festival in El Paso, TX.

Welcome to another installment of Facetime! Thanks to Joe Saville, Fernando Heredia, and Enrique Schneider for the great pictures! As always, if you would like to be featured in our weekly Facetime section, as well as on Pinterest and our other social networks, please submit a hi-res pic (at least 1mb) to photo@watchtime.com. We’ll also select the most popular weekly photos every two months and … [Read more...]

6 Extreme Divers’ Watches

Breitling Superocean Chronograph M2000

All divers' watches share certain characteristics that make them divers' watches: unidirectional rotating bezels, secure screw-down crowns, higher-than-typical water resistance. Some of these divers' watches, however, go the extra mile (or fathom), with cases that can descend to 3,000 or even 4,000 meters, chronographs operable at incredible depths, or high-tech depth gauge devices built into … [Read more...]

Blancpain Hosts UN Reception for “Oceans” Photo Exhibit

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On July 10th, guests of Blancpain, DivePhotoGuide.com and the National Geographic Society gathered for an evening reception in the exhibit gallery of the United Nations in New York to acknowledge "Oceans," an underwater photography exhibition. The opening ceremony included remarks by Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information and … [Read more...]