Bulgari Unveils New Bulgari Roma at Baselworld

Bulgari Roma - angle

Bulgari introduced its first Roma wristwatch, whose design was inspired by the coins of ancient Rome, in 1975. The Roma, which became a trendsetter for watch design and inspired the brand's iconic … [Read more...]

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

Top Four Watch Advertisers 2012

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 … [Read more...]

Video: Bulgari Octo Maserati Special Edition


The Bulgari Octo Maserati is the result of a pairing of iconic Italian brands. The famed Roman watch-and-jewelry house teamed up with the Modena-based maker of luxurious sports cars to produce a Swiss … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s January-February Issue Is On Sale Now!

WatchTime Jan-Feb 2013 Cover

The January-February issue of WatchTime is in stores now, featuring a test of Breitling's Transocean Chronograph Unitime, an inside look at Rolex's new movement manufacture in Bienne, an in-depth … [Read more...]

Bulgari Octo Maserati Special Edition

Bulgari Octo Maserati

The Bulgari Octo Maserati is the result of a pairing of iconic Italian brands. The famed Roman watch-and-jewelry house teamed up with the Modena-based maker of luxurious sports cars to produce a Swiss … [Read more...]

Bulgari Papillon Voyageur


Papillon means “butterfly” in French, and in this instance it refers to the unique and patented system for displaying the minutes on the new Papillon Voyager dual time zone travel watch from … [Read more...]

2011 Digital IQ Index Finds Luxury Watch Brands Lagging


L2 bills itself as a think tank for digital innovation, and each year the group releases the Digital IQ Index which ranks the “digital competence” of 35 leading luxury watch and jewelry brands. … [Read more...]

Gérald Genta Has Died at Age 80


Gérald Genta, designer of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, Patek Philippe Nautilus, IWC Ingenieur, Omega Constellation, Cartier Pasha, Bulgari Bulgari, and other icons of the modern era has passed away … [Read more...]

LVMH Reports Strong First Half Results


LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton recorded revenue of €10.3 billion in the first half of 2011, an increase of 13%. Profit for the first half rose to €2.223 million, an increase of 22% compared to … [Read more...]

Inside Basel/Geneva 2011 Kicks Off in Chicago and Miami


IBG 2011 opened in Chicago and Miami with record numbers of participating brands and best-ever attendance. The strong turnout, coupled with the most-ever brands and independent watchmakers at each … [Read more...]

LVMH Acquires Majority Stake in Bulgari


In a deal that was finalized last night, France's LVMH will acquire the Bulgari family’s majority shareholding in Bulgari S.p.A. LVMH will issue 16.5 million shares in exchange for the 152.5 million … [Read more...]

2010: The Year in Review Quiz, Part I

Have you been following the news for the past 12 months? Say goodbye to 2010 with this quiz that focuses on some of the year’s most (and least) important stories. As always, the answers appear at … [Read more...]

Bulgari Launches Magsonic Grande Sonnerie iPhone and iPad Apps


Bulgari's new apps for the iPhone and iPad let you explore the Magsonic Grande Sonnerie Tourbillon in high-resolution 3D. You can interact with all watch functions - the tourbillon, dial indicators … [Read more...]

An Afternoon with Christophe Claret


In many ways, the story of Christophe Claret is the story of the Swiss watch industry. He is independent and innovative. Much of his work is done in secrecy. He designed and created many of the most … [Read more...]

Trivia Quiz: Hollywood Watches


This time around our quiz features (mostly) action films, and we throw in a small-screen question or two. Do you know which watches these characters wore? This ticket to the movies is free, and as … [Read more...]

Rolex Romps 7 Million Chronometers in a Decade


Watch enthusiasts know that when it comes to producing Swiss chronometers, there are the Big Three Brands – Rolex, Omega and Breitling – and then there’s all the rest. Just how big the Big Three … [Read more...]

Chronograph Quiz


How well do you know chronographs? This week we look at technical, functional, and historical aspects of what may be the all-time favorite complication. So fire up your chronographs and see how long … [Read more...]

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Watch Company Financial Results for 2009


For the most part, the Great Recession of 2009 pretty much mugged corporate sales and profits. In the watch sector, for example, the Bulgari and Movado groups reported red ink for the year. But there … [Read more...]

Trivia Quiz: Watches in the Movies 2 – The Sequel


A few weeks back we offered some general "watches in the movies" trivia. This time around we're focusing on watches worn by leading men such as Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Matt Damon and John Travolta, … [Read more...]

Jon Omer to Head DeWitt North America


DeWitt has announced that Jon Omer has joined the company and that he will lead all DeWitt activities in North America, including Mexico and the Caribbean. Prior to joining DeWitt, Mr. Omer served as … [Read more...]

Another Record Year for COSC in 2008


After setting records in 2006 and 2007, the Contrôle officiel suisse des chronomètres (COSC) once again issued a record number of attestations in 2008 with 1,599,588, an increase of +8.6% over the … [Read more...]

World Watch Report 2009 Reveals Online Trends


Digital marketing specialist IC-Agency has released the 5th World Watch Report market study. Its conclusions are based on a sample of more than 300 million global online searches relating to 25 watch … [Read more...]

Rolex Leads U.S. Watch Advertiser Pack


U.S. luxury watch king Rolex was the top watch advertiser by far in the United States in 2008. TNS Media Intelligence, which tracks watch advertising across 17 media categories, estimates that Rolex … [Read more...]

A Rose Gold by Any Other Name…


An oft-discussed topic among watch aficionados - and one that arises for us reporters each year during Basel and Geneva - is what differentiates rose gold from pink gold from red gold. I’ve been … [Read more...]

Speak Easy


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, … [Read more...]

The Sotirio Bvlgari Annual Calendar


To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the opening of their first store in Rome, Bvlgari is launching a line of watches bearing the founder’s name, Sotirio Bvlgari. Each watch in the line shares … [Read more...]