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8 Celebrity-Owned Watches That Rocked the Auction Block

Elvis Presley's Omega Constellation

Few factors can increases the value of a vintage watch quite like its once having belonged to a celebrity. Whenever a watch owned by a famous or historic figure goes on the block at auction houses like Antiquorum and Christie's, bidding can be expected to go well beyond the estimated value. Below we look at notable "celebrity" watches, once owned by iconic entertainment and sports stars, sold at auction within the past few years. … [Read more...]

WatchTime Q&A: Seiko Watch CEO Shinji Hattori on Seiko’s First U.S. Boutique

Seiko CEO Shinji Hattori

Seiko Corporation of America has opened a boutique at 510 Madison Avenue in New York between 52nd and 53rd Street. The official opening was August 19. Seiko has many boutiques in Asia but this is its first one in the United States. On hand for the occasion was Shinji Hattori, CEO of Seiko Watch Corp. and chairman of its parent company, Seiko Holdings Corp., who is the great-great-grandson of Seiko founder, Kintaro Hattori. … [Read more...]

7 Personalized Watches Made for World Champion Athletes

LeBron James wearing AP watch

With the MLB playoff chase in full swing, a new NFL Season on the horizon, and U.S. Open tennis starting next week, we at WatchTime thought it would be the perfect time to re-post (with a few updates) our article on the elite fraternity of athletes who have not only won a world championship in their sports but also boast a watch made specifically for them. Here are seven notable watches of champions. … [Read more...]

Horology Comes to Steeltown: Kobold’s Spirit of America

Michael Kobold of Kobold Watch Co.

In WatchTime's March-April 2009 issue, we presented a profile of Pittsburgh-based Kobold Watch Company and the story behind its U.S.-made Spirit of America watch, which brand founder Michael Kobold proudly launched in 2008. Scroll down to read the story and see photos of the watch. … [Read more...]

Star Time: 13 Celebrity-Branded Sports Watches

EMINEM wearing G-Shock

There is no shortage of celebrities, many of them celebrity athletes, who serve as "brand ambassadors" for watch brands, appearing in ads and attending events wearing their watches. However, a few of these stars go the extra mile, giving input and often even becoming involved in the design process, for special celebrity watches to which they lend their names. Below is a list of 12 celebrity watches developed in honor of, and named for, their famous representatives. … [Read more...]

Movado Derek Jeter Captain Series Collection

Movado Derek Jeter watch

As baseball fans, particularly New York Yankees fans, are aware, 2014 marks the final season for Yankees captain and all-star shortstop Derek Jeter. Movado, the watch brand for whom Jeter has been a longime brand ambassador, now commemorates Jeter's 20-year baseball career with a trio of new watches, the Movado Derek Jeter Captain Series. … [Read more...]

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Annual Calendar Tribute to Russell Westbrook

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Annual Calendar Russell Westbrook

This week's Watch to Watch teams up Zenith with one of the NBA's hottest young talents. The Zenith Pilot Type 20 Annual Calendar Tribute to Russell Westbrook is an extremely limited edition (just five pieces), available exclusively through Westime Jewelers in Los Angeles. … [Read more...]

Watches at Wimbledon 2014: Who Wears What

Rado ambassador Andy Murray

Wimbledon 2014 rolls on, and, as many watch aficionados and tennis fans know, some of the tournament's biggest stars are also "brand ambassadors" for some watch brand or other. So which watch will we see on the wrist of the eventual men's and ladies' Wimbledon champs at the trophy presentation this year? We don't know yet, but here's a primer on which tennis players wear which timepieces. … [Read more...]

World Cup Wallpaper: 5 Footballers And Their Hublot Watches

Falcao wearing Hublot

As part of its "Hublot Loves Football" campaign for the 2014 World Cup, the Hublot watch company (the tournament's official timekeeper) enlisted Swiss photographer Fred Merz to snap portraits of soccer legends of today and yesteryear, with each one featuring both a Hublot watch and the brand's World Cup symbol, a soccer ball painted and decorated by Brazilian artist Romero Britto. … [Read more...]

For World Cup 2014: 6 Watches That Celebrate Soccer

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The much-anticipated 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament kicks off this week in Brazil, with the nations of the world competing for the ultimate prize in the so-called "beautiful game" — what we Americans call soccer and what nearly everyone else calls football. Some of the world's luxury watch and sports watch makers have gotten in on the excitement, with special-edition watches specially devoted to the sport, its players, and the World Cup. … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s Top 10 Most Popular Watches on Pinterest

Omega Seamaster James Bond

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...]

TAG Heuer Signs Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo with TAG Heuer watch

TAG Heuer has announced the signing of a new celebrity "global ambassador" to a long-term partnership: Portuguese soccer champion Cristiano Ronaldo, currently the forward for Real Madrid and captain of Portugal's national team in the upcoming World Cup in Brazil. … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: Buying New vs. Vintage Rolex, Part 2

Rolex Explorer 2

In last week's Fratello Friday, the first of this two-part article on buying and collecting Rolex watches, I offered my thoughts on the pros and cons of vintage Rolex watches. This week, we shift the focus to the other side of the spectrum, discussing the merits and pitfalls of new and modern Rolexes. … [Read more...]

5 Things You Should Know About the New Jeanrichard Aeroscope “208 Seconds”

Jeanrichard Aeroscope 208 Seconds - front

When "Miracle on the Hudson" pilot Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger announced his partnership with the newly refocused Jeanrichard watch brand last year, it was only a matter of time before Jeanrichard released a special-edition timepiece in his honor. Jeanrichard and Sully announced the launch of that watch, the Jeanrichard "208 Seconds" Aeroscope on January 14. Here's what you need to know about it. … [Read more...]

Advertisement: Hublot Miami Heat Partnership

Hublot 25th Anniversary Miami HEAT collection - Men's

Hublot became the exclusive watch partner of the Miami Heat in January of 2011, marking the Swiss luxury watchmaker’s first team sponsorship in the United States, and strengthening its ties to professional athletes. The Hublot brand is synonymous with expert craftsmanship, bold design and innovation, making it a great fit for the reigning NBA Champions. … [Read more...]

5 Things You Should Know About Audemars Piguet’s LeBron James Royal Oak Offshore

LeBron James wearing AP watch

This weekend, Audemars Piguet launched its newest limited edition sports watch, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore LeBron James limited edition. The new watch, which had the design input of the NBA star himself, was not what everyone expected. Here are five things to know about the new timepiece. … [Read more...]

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore LeBron James Edition Launches in Miami

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore LeBron James watch

As we teased last week, and announced on social media yesterday, Audemars Piguet has released its heretofore top-secret new watch, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore LeBron James limited edition. … [Read more...]

Why Was NBA Star LeBron James Visiting Audemars Piguet?

AP's Francois-Henry Bennahmias & LeBron James

Today's NBA certainly boasts its share of watch-loving superstars. A few of them have even come aboard watch brands as official "ambassadors" or "friends of the brand," such as Dwyane Wade and Kobe Bryant (both Hublot), Tony Parker (Tissot) and Carmelo Anthony (soon to announce with IWC). Now we have received word that Miami Heat star and NBA Finals MVP LeBron James has paid a visit to the Audemars Piguet manufacture in Le Brassus, Switzerland (photos below). … [Read more...]

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

Casio G-Shock MT-G

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...]

Richard Mille Partners with Diana Luna and Lacoste Ladies Open

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Richard Mille first entered the world of professional golf when it created a watch for Bubba Watson; now the brand enters the world of women's golf in its new partnership with the Lacoste Ladies Open. Italian golf champion Diana Luna has also signed on as Richard Mille's latest spokesperson and the brand's first female athlete partner. Ranked number one in her country, Luna has been a professional golfer since 2002. … [Read more...]

Parmigiani Celebrates Brazil Soccer with New CBF Watch Collections

Parmigiani CFB Pershing 005 watches - duo

When Brazil's CBF soccer team defeated reigning world champ Spain 3-0 in the Confederation Cup final on June 30, they had at least one Swiss watch company in their cheering section: Parmigiani Fleurier, which became the team's official watch partner in 2011. At this year's SIHH, Parmigiani introduced four new watches in two collections inspired by the team and the nation of Brazil. … [Read more...]

The Watch that Broke the Sound Barrier: Zenith’s Tribute to Felix Baumgartner

Zenith Stratos Flyback Tribute to Baumgartner - reclining

On October 14, 2012, Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner made history, becoming the first man to break the sound barrier in freefall, jumping from the edge of the stratosphere from a space capsule and landing in the New Mexican desert, 38,969.4 meters below. The watch he wore while making the jump was a Zenith Stratos Flyback Striking 10th. … [Read more...]

Hublot Unveils Headphones at Baselworld

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There was at least one announcement from a major watch brand at Baselworld that involved a product other than watches. In a press conference, Hublot announced its collaboration with Monster, manufacturer of high-performance headphones. … [Read more...]

Where the Rolex Submariner, Rolex Explorer 1, Rolex Sky-Dweller and other Rolex Men’s Watches Were Born

Rolex Explorer I

A Rolex Insider Report: Where the Rolex Submariner, Rolex Explorer 1, Rolex Sky-Dweller and other Important Rolex Men’s Watches Were BornCurious about Rolex men’s watches? This is a must-read!Discover the pedigrees of the Rolex Submariner, Rolex Explorer I, and Rolex Sky-Dweller, along with an exclusive WatchTime test of the Explorer I, in this FREE Special Report!Whether you’re an avid collector of Rolex watches, or a budding connoisseur looking to learn more about them, this … [Read more...]

Historic Celebrity Watches on the Block at Antiquorum’s April Auction

Joe DiMaggio's Bulova Accutron

Antiquorum Auctioneers' next “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” auction will be held April 10th in New York City. Among the many exceptional pieces offered for sale are several watches associated with celebrities from the worlds of sports and entertainment, including a rare Rolex owned by Charlie Chaplin and a Bulova owned by Joe DiMaggio. … [Read more...]

Kobe Bryant Joins Hublot’s Roster of All-Star Athletes

Kobe Bryant w/ Hublot

Hublot continues its domination of the sports world with the signing of all-star Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant as its newest "brand ambassador." Like other high-profile athletes in Hublot's stable, including fellow NBA star Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat, Olympic runner Usain Bolt, and soccer star Diego Maradona, Bryant will lend his name to a limited-edition Hublot timepiece. … [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...]

IWC Joins WatchTime for Ingenieur Launch Event at New York Boutique

IWC New York Boutique Event

Last year, IWC Schaffhausen opened its flagship boutique on New York's Madison Avenue with a celebrity-filled gala. On Tuesday night, the boutique played host to the United States launch of the brand's re-tooled Ingenieur line of sports watches, co-hosted by IWC and WatchTime. … [Read more...]

Celebrity Watch Spotting at the Oscars

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Oscar night fashion is about more than gowns, tuxes and jewelry. Several luxury watch brands were represented at last night's Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles, on the wrists of some of the best-dressed nominees and presenters who strutted up the red carpet on Hollywood's biggest night of the year. … [Read more...]

Bruce Willis Wears Hamilton Jazzmaster Watch in “A Good Day to Die Hard”

A Good Day to Die Hard Movie Poster Starring Bruce Willis

Action star Bruce Willis returns to the role of everyman hero John McClane in A Good Day to Die Hard, which opened in theaters this week. Keen-eyed watch buffs will note the timepiece that Willis wears in the film, which has been identified as a Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic. Actor Jai Courtney, who plays McClane's estranged son, also sports a Hamilton, the Khaki X-Patrol. … [Read more...]