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...]

Casio Announces Pro Trek PRW3000-1

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Casio is expanding its Pro Trek collection, designed for outdoors enthusiasts, with the introduction of the PRW3000-1. The PRW3000-1 utilizes Casio’s Triple Sensor Version 3 Technology, which features a downsized direction sensor and pressure sensor for altimeter/barometer readings and thermometer, resulting in improved altitude readings and compass measurements, as well as a smaller case size than previous Pro Trek watches. A feature new to the Pro Trek line is the PRW-3000-1's … [Read more...]

A $1,000 G-Shock? Casio Unveils That and More at 2013 “Shock the World” Event

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Casio's year-long celebration of its iconic G-Shock watch's 30th anniversary culminated in last week's "Shock the World" VIP event in New York City. Among the highlights were a performance by rap star and G-Shock endorser Eminem and the U.S. launch of the MT-G, a collection of new metal/resin G-Shock watches starting at $900. … [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

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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

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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. The new PRG260 offers a variety of features, including a duplex LCD display and the brand's trademark Tough Solar Power and one-touch Triple Sensor Technology. Casio’s one-touch Triple Sensor technology features a pressure sensor for measuring barometric pressure and altitude, a thermo sensor for measuring temperature, and a direction sensor for the digital compass on the duplex LCD … [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. To mark the occasion, the Geneva-based manufacture is offering a new edition of its 1972 Prestige watch. In addition to the other Vacheron Constantin collections available, the boutique will present exclusive pieces as well as a vintage collection called “Vacheron Constantin les Collectioneurs,” in which each timepiece is … [Read more...]

Hublot Sponsors Scuderia Ferrari Team

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

Facetime February 2

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Welcome to another installment of Facetime! … [Read more...]

Video: Romain Jerome’s Latest Features DNA From the Statue of Liberty

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It’s been 125 years since the Statue of Liberty — a gift from the French to the United States to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence — was first erected in New York Harbor. To commemorate the occasion, Romain Jerome has created a new watch, called Liberty DNA, whose dial contains actual fragments of the statue. Click here to see photos of the Liberty DNA. Click below for the video... Receive all the news, features and reviews from WatchTime for … [Read more...]

Video: Omega DeVille Chronograph Co-Axial Calibre 9301

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In a year when Omega has introduced a slew of very high-profile timepieces tied to major events that it sponsors — the London Olympics, the new James Bond film, Golf’s Ryder cup — watch aficionados might have thus far overlooked one of the Swiss brand’s most strikingly elegant new releases for 2012, the new De Ville Chronograph — powered by manufacture Caliber 9301, with Omega’s now-famous co-axial escapement, and outfitted in a rose-gold case and of-the-moment blue dial and … [Read more...]

Video: Piaget’s Gouverneur Collection

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Piaget’s headline introduction at this year’s SIHH watch fair in Geneva was a new collection of dress watches called Gouverneur. The Gouverneur models’ distinguishing feature is the shape of their cases and bezels: all have a round case and an oval dial opening. Each dial, in turn, has a circular chapter ring, creating a round, oval, round pattern from the dial to the outside of the case. Click here to read our report on all three models in the line, including photos of the watches and … [Read more...]

Video: Grieb & Benzinger’s “Blue Danube”

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The German watch firm Grieb & Benzinger is known for its one-of-a-kind skeletonized watches with intricate guilloché embellishments. Two of its notable watches are the Blue Danube and the Blue Whirlwind, the latter a skeletonized tourbillon minute repeater based on a rare Patek Philippe caliber. Click here for photos of the Grieb & Benzinger Blue Whirlwind. Click below to see a video of the Grieb & Benzinger Blue Danube... Receive all the news, features and reviews from … [Read more...]

SlingShox for G-Shocks

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Avid Casio G-Shock fans looking to upgrade their collection on the cheap are advised to check out a recently launched brand of G-Shock accessories known as SlingShox — a line of silicone skins that wrap around existing G-Shock models to give the watch a new look. … [Read more...]

A Round of Polo: Testing Piaget’s Iconic Sports Watch

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The Piaget Polo, one of the most famous sports watches of the 1970s, has been retooled with a giant titanium-and-steel case and an automatic movement. In this watch-test feature from our October 2009 issue, WatchTime's Witold Michalczyk puts the three-hand Polo FortyFive through its paces. … [Read more...]

Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio and TAG Heuer Team Up for Hurricane Sandy Relief

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The glass-cubed planetarium sphere at New York's American Museum of Natural History was the stage for a star-studded charity event last Saturday night, hosted by Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer and featuring two of its celebrity "ambassadors," actors Cameron Diaz and Leonardo DiCaprio. WatchTime was among the media attending the gala, which was held to raise funds for Diaz's UN Women Charity and for NY Cares Hurricane Sandy Relief effort. … [Read more...]

President Obama’s Jorg Gray 6500

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In the now famous picture of Barack and Michelle Obama hugging, posted on his official Twitter page after his reelection on November 6th (now the most retweeted picture ever), President Obama can be seen wearing his Jorg Gray watch. … [Read more...]