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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...]

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: Breguet Ultrathin Tourbillon and Tourbillon QP

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Previewed at Baselworld 2013, Breguet’s Classique Tourbillon extra-plat automatique makes its official debut this year in platinum. This piece sets the mark as the thinnest automatic-winding tourbillon on the market. The movement is a mere 3 mm high, and the case is 7 mm thick. Breguet also showed a two versions of a magnificent tourbillon with perpetual calendar. One has a traditional dial, and … [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...]

5 Record-Setting Ultra-Thin Watches

Breguet 5733 BR

As we've seen in recent years — and most especially at this year's SIHH — watch brands are pulling out all the stops to achieve new records not only in thinness, but in the level of complication and complexity that they pack into those super-slim movements and cases. Here are five recent examples of timepieces that (at least for the moment) have set records for thinness in their respective … [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...]

Audio: Excerpts from WatchTime’s Exclusive Interview with Breguet’s Marc Hayek

Marc Hayek CEO of Breguet

WatchTime's March-April 2014 issue, on sale March 18, features a cover story on Breguet, and its groundbreaking Classique Chronometrie 7727 watch, by editor-in-chief Joe Thompson. The story includes insights from Breguet president and CEO Marc A. Hayek, gleaned from an interview conducted at Breguet's offices in Switzerland's Vallée de Joux. … [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...]

Watch Insider: My Top 15 World-Time Watches

Patek Philippe Worldtimer watch

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 … [Read more...]

Breguet Tourbillon Exhibition Comes to New York

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Breguet brought its traveling exhibition, “Breguet the Innovator. Inventor of the Tourbillon,” to New York City, for the last stop on a U.S. tour at the Breguet Boutique Fifth Avenue. Featuring a retrospective of the tourbillon mechanism throughout watchmaking history, the showcase has traveled across Asia and Europe since its unveiling in Geneva at the start of 2013. The brand celebrated … [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...]

“Sound” Investments: 7 New Chiming Watches

Piaget Minute Repeater front

One of the most difficult complications to produce, a minute repeater transforms a watch from mere timekeeping device to miniature music box. Below we take a look at seven new minute repeaters that are more than just bells and whistles. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider Reviews Breguet’s New Chiming Watch, Ref. 7800 Classique “La Musicale”

Breguet Ref 7800 La Musicale

With the push of a button at 10 o’clock, or when it strikes a pre-set time, Breguet's new Ref. 7800 Classique "La Musicale" plays "Badinerie," composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. Click here to discover the details of the watch and listen to its chimes, in this featured article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 17 Ultra-Technical Timepieces for 2013

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On my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I assembled this list of 17 "techie" watches, new models introduced in 2013 that most fascinated me in the area of technical innovation and watchmaking prowess. Here are my top 17 (Why 17? Why not?), with photos and very brief descriptions. (For more detailed info on many of these pieces, search watchtime.com and watch-insider.com.) … [Read more...]

Breguet Celebrates “Tourbillon Day,” Announces Dates for New Exhibition

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Breguet instituted a new holiday on the horological events calendar this week. On June 26, the brand celebrated "Tourbillon Day," the anniversary of the day in 1801 that the first tourbillon, created by the brand's namesake, master watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet, in 1801. At events held simultaneously in Breguet's New York, Bal Harbour, and Las Vegas boutiques, guests were invited for a … [Read more...]

Only Watch Auction 2013 Preview: 5 Unique Timepieces

Breguet Classique Chronograph - Only Watch 2013

The fifth edition of Only Watch, the charity timepiece auction held biannually in Monaco, takes place on September 28, and news and photos of several of the one-of-a-kind watches to be auctioned off have started to be released, including models from Breguet, Harry Winston, Girard-Perregaux, Laurent Ferrier, and Piaget. … [Read more...]

Breguet Type XXII 3880 in Rose Gold

Breguet Type XXII 3880

Among Breguet's offerings at Baselworld 2013 — and perhaps overlooked in the wake of such haute horlogerie pieces as the Classic Chronométrie and Classique La Musicale, was a new version of its luxuriously styled Type XXII pilots' watch with a handsome brown dial and 18k rose gold case. The Breguet Type XXII 3880, which was previously available only in a stainless steel case, contains a … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: My Top 10 Watches from Baselworld 2013

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The Baselworld 2013 watch fair has come to and end, and now, having seen and covered dozens of new watches on my blog, Watch-Insider.com, my colleagues at WatchTime have asked me to name my favorite new timepieces from this year's show. Click here to see my top 10 watches from the most well-established brands. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2013 Day Three: Breguet, Jaquet Droz, Girard-Perregaux, Hermès

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Day Three at the Baselworld watch fair was packed, as my WatchTime editorial colleagues and I visited a slew of big-name watch brands and had the opportunity to check out their latest offerings for 2013, including horological milestones from Breguet and Girard-Perregaux. … [Read more...]

Vintage Breguet Timepieces On Display at New York’s Frick Collection (Video)

Breguet Carriage Clock

New York City's Frick Collection, the art museum founded by Henry Clay Frick, is hosting an exhibition of historic timepieces, sponsored by luxury watch brand Montres Breguet and featuring several clocks and pocketwatches created by its namesake, legendary horologist Abraham-Louis Breguet and his son Antoine-Louis Breguet. … [Read more...]