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7 Signs Chopard is Serious About High Watchmaking (Updated with New Watches from Baselworld 2014)

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Last October, WatchTime was among a select group of media outlets invited to tour and explore Chopard's Swiss watchmaking operations in Geneva and Fleurier. By the end of the comprehensive visit, it was clear that Chopard, a brand still known more for high jewelry than high horology, is devoted to making its mark on the men's luxury watch market. Here are seven reasons why. … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s Top 10 Most Popular Watches on Pinterest

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Did you know that WatchTime has a Pinterest page with nearly 100 boards and more than 2,300 photos of watches, celebrity watch fans and other images? We've got boards devoted to categories such as divers' watches and tourbillons as well as dozens of individual brands from Rolex to Breguet to Greubel Forsey. Below, we count down the WatchTime pins that you've been clicking the most. Is one of your favorites among them? (And don't forget to visit our boards if you're still doing some early … [Read more...]

4 Limited-Edition Watches Celebrate China’s Year of the Horse

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January 31 marked the start of the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Horse. Since the huge growth in demand for luxury watches in the Asian market, several top watch brands have commemorated the lunar New Year with limited-edition timepieces. We've already shown you Jaquet Droz's Ateliers d'Art Horse watches; here are four more from three other luxury brands. … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014: 9 New Luxury Watches for Ladies

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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...]

Pushing the Envelope: 6 Unconventional Chronograph Watches

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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...]

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...]

One-Man Brand: The Story of UTS Divers’ Watches

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Munich-based UTS has carved out a niche: German-made professional divers’ watches, all with cases made in-house from single blocks of steel by engineer Nicolaus Spinner. Learn more in this feature from WatchTime's December 2011 issue. … [Read more...]

Bovet to Open First U.S. Boutique

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Swiss luxury watch brand Bovet will open its first U.S. boutique in New York City at 50 Central Park South. The boutique will be its fourth worldwide, joining its Moscow, Baku, and Berlin locations. The boutique, located in the Ritz-Carlton directly across from Central Park, will officially open in Autumn 2013. Bovet will offer a unique collection of 50 timepieces exclusive to the New York boutique.  The pieces will each be engraved to commemorate the new boutique. The exclusive watches, … [Read more...]

New Watches on Display at JCK Las Vegas

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WatchTime spent the weekend in Las Vegas, but the slots and poker machines took a back seat to chronographs, tourbillons and GMTs as we discovered new watches, several of which we missed at Baselworld, at the JCK Watch and Jewelry Fair at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. Below are some of the highlights. … [Read more...]

How Bovet Blossomed

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In our March-April issue, on sale now, WatchTime's Jay Deshpande speaks to Bovet owner Pascal Raffy about his plans for the 187-year-old brand. In this feature from our December 2009 issue, writer Lucien F. Trueb explores Bovet's history and the story of how Raffy fell madly in love with it. … [Read more...]

Elvis Presley’s Omega Fetches King’s Ransom at Antiquorum Auction

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"Thank you, thank you very much!" That's what the folks at Antiquorum Auctioneers might be saying today to the private collector who acquired the showcase piece at this week's auction in New York, an Omega Constellation once owned by the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley. The watch sold for an astounding $52,500, five times its pre-sale estimate and a world record for that reference. … [Read more...]

Only Watch World Tour Runs August 30 – September 22

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On September 23, the Principality of Monaco will stage the world-famous Only Watch charity watch auction. Under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II, 40 unique timepieces will be sold by leading horological auction house Antiquorum. Leading up to the auction, the featured timepieces will be on tour, visiting many of the world's leading collecting capitals. … [Read more...]

Auto Exotica from Bovet

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The watch world calendar year kicks off with the SIHH and Baselworld spectacles, where the great majority of new releases or "novelties" are introduced to the press and the public. The early summer watch and jewelry shows in Las Vegas - JCK and Couture - typically pale in comparison, at least when it comes to new watch introductions. But that is not always the case. … [Read more...]

TIME TEST: Signed, Sealed, Delivered

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How much do you know about the various quality seals and certificates awarded to watch movements these days? Find out by taking the WatchTime test. As always, the answers appear at the bottom. … [Read more...]

Only Watch Preview at Tourneau NY September 10-12

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Watch collectors and aficionados will have an opportunity to preview the 34 one-of-a-kind timepieces being offered at Only Watch 2009 during an exhibition at the Tourneau Time Machine in New York September 10-12. Only Watch is a biannual auction held during the Monaco Yacht Show under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II. The world's leading watch brands donate unique and first-in-a-series "Only Watches", and the timepieces are auctioned by Patrizzi & Co. with all proceeds going to support … [Read more...]

Speak Easy

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Not long ago, Lynn Miner, a reader of WatchTime magazine, wrote with a request: would we publish a guide on how to pronounce all those nettlesome watch-brand names? We hope the following brand list, with phonetic spellings on the right, helps Miner and tongue-twisted watch fans everywhere. … [Read more...]