Watch Insider: Patek Philippe to Unveil New Booth at Baselworld 2014

Patek Philippe New Booth - Baselworld 2014

Baselworld 2014 is almost upon us, and I have continued to preview new watches and cover other news on my blog, Watch-Insider.com. This week Patek Philippe, one of Baselworld's most popular exhibitors, announced that it will be debuting an all-new booth at the fair. … [Read more...]


Hublot Breaks Ground on Its New Manufacture

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To accommodate its continued growth, and to further assist in the verticalization of its watch production, Hublot began construction of a second building that will more than double the surface area of its existing manufacture in Nyon, Switzerland. … [Read more...]


New Casio Sports Watch is Compatible With iPhone Fitness Apps

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Casio, which launched its first Casio G-Shock watch with Bluetooth technology in 2011, introduced the latest generation in its series of smartphone-compatible watches at last week's 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Casio STB-1000 uses Bluetooth v4.0, with low-energy wireless technology, to enable wearers to check personal fitness data from popular mobile apps, operate a music player on a smartphone, and more. … [Read more...]


Advertisement: ARRI DoP*1 Limited Edition — The Cinematographer’s Watch

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There are countless wristwatches on the market catering to specialty technical fields, such as aviation, diving, race-car driving and engineering, but none that had ever been specifically designed for professional photographers, and offering a countdown-to-zero function. … [Read more...]


Breaking the Mold: 5 Offbeat Watches from Baselworld

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Contrary to popular belief, Baselworld is not just a steady stream of tourbillons, chronographs, and watches that are mostly black. The show does play host to some individualists who create watches that are outside the mainstream. Some are newcomers, and some return year after year, reliably delighting us with their unique vision. In this feature from WatchTime's October 2013 issue, we take a look at a few of their creations. … [Read more...]


Seiko Grand Seiko 44GS Historical Collection

Seiko Grand Seiko 44GS Historical watch

These days, watch brands view just about any anniversary as an opportunity to issue a limited edition. This proliferation diminishes the impact of truly significant anniversaries. This year, Seiko is celebrating one of them with this week's Watch to Watch, which comes to us from WatchTime's October 2013 issue. … [Read more...]


Advertisement: Hublot and Ferrari – The Art of Fusion

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Brought together through a shared passion for technique and a common consumer base, watch and car manufacturers have a long history of joining forces. While it seems that every notable watchmaker has aligned itself with a top automobile brand, one of today’s most visible partnerships is that of Hublot and Ferrari. … [Read more...]


Horological Hoopsters: More NBA Stars Endorse Watch Brands

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As we approach the start of the NBA season, we are reminded that Lebron James — who recently teamed with Audemars Piguet to create a personalized watch — isn't the only hardcourt hero to join forces with a watch brand. IWC and Tissot have introduced collaborations in recent weeks with, respectively, Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks and Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs. … [Read more...]


Advertisement: Hublot Big Bang Aero Bang Depeche Mode

Hublot Big Bang Aero Bang Depeche Mode

Hublot and Depeche Mode have come together in a joint fundraising initiative to benefit charity: water, a non-profit organization which brings clean, safe drinking water to the developing world. In honor of the partnership, Hublot designed the limited-edition Big Bang Aero Bang Depeche Mode — with a portion of the proceeds of each watch directly benefiting the charity. … [Read more...]


Casio Watch Confidential: The Inside Story of the Casio G-Shock and Other Casio Watches

Casio G-Shock watch

Download this FREE feature from the WatchTime magazine archives and learn more about the world of Casio watches! There aren’t a lot of non-mechanical watches that have inspired excitement among collectors, but Casio watches – particularly the famous G-Shock — are among the rare exceptions. And even diehard fans of Swiss mechanicals are impressed with Casio’s technological prowess. Casio has never made, and has no plans to make, a traditional, mechanical watch. However, what makes … [Read more...]


Fratello Friday: 8 Watches for Friday the 13th

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This week, Fratello Friday falls on a Friday the 13th. For the occasion, I thought it would be fun to highlight eight watches that have the number ‘13’ in their reference number — admittedly, an unusual method for generating a list of watches, and the results were somewhat surprising; before I started searching for "13" in the strings of characters that make up watch reference numbers, I didn't know what would pop up. … [Read more...]


Tissot Heritage Navigator 160th Anniversary

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Tissot, founded in the watchmaking hub of Le Locle, Switzerland in 1853, marks its 160th anniversary this year. To commemorate the milestone, the brand has released a new version of its Tissot Heritage Navigator, a world-time watch originally created on the occasion of Tissot's centennial in 1953. … [Read more...]


TAG Heuer Commemorates 50 Years of Carrera

TAG HEUER CARRERA JACK HEUER EDITIONS - 2012 & 2013

Jack Heuer is the man behind the TAG Heuer Carrera, the iconic sports watch that turns 50 this year. In this story from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I reveal the Carrera's fascinating history, with quotes and insight from Jack himself, and unveil the 2013 TAG Heuer Carrera watches introduced at Baselworld. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2013, Day Four: Rolex, TAG Heuer, Cuervo y Sobrinos, Ulysse Nardin

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My fourth day of reporting from the Baselworld watch fair, I got a look at new watches from a variety of brands, from boutique producers like Cuervo y Sobrinos and Ulysse Nardin to industry giants Rolex and TAG Heuer. … [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...]


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 provide a complete list of the 60 brands that spent more than $1 million on ads. … [Read more...]


Horology Meets Cuisine: Blancpain Partners with Three-Star Chef Daniel Humm

Daniel Humm wearing Blancpain Fifty Fathoms tourbillon

Last week, at a luxurious six-course dinner at New York City's world renowned Eleven Madison Park restaurant, Blancpain introduced Daniel Humm, a three-Michelin-starred chef and Blancpain watch enthusiast, as an official "friend of the brand," presenting him with a one-of-a-kind, engraved Fifty Fathoms timepiece. … [Read more...]


Casio Launches New Pro Trek

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Casio has added another model to its Pro Trek line of digital watches, designed for outdoor activities. … [Read more...]


Vacheron Constantin Opens Boutique in Paris

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Boutique-mania continues for the luxury watch brands. Vacheron Constantin has opened its latest one in Paris, at 2 Rue de la Paix, the brand's 35th boutique worldwide. … [Read more...]


Hublot Sponsors Scuderia Ferrari Team

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The legendary Scuderia Ferrari racing team is now on Hublot time. … [Read more...]