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Chopard Mille Miglia 2014 Rolls Out at Baselworld

Chopard Mille Miglia 2014

The newest Chopard Mille Miglia watch, which made its debut this week at Baselworld 2014, is the most distinctly Italian timepiece in the collection, which is inspired by the Mille Miglia classic car race. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014 Preview: 19 New Watches We’ve Seen So Far

Omega Speedmaster Mark II

Baselworld 2014 is almost upon us, and the WatchTime team will be on-site at the world's biggest watch fair to provide you up-to-the-minute coverage of the scores of new timepieces making their world debuts there. Before we dive in, here's a roundup of the watches we've reported on so far, from brands that have provided pre-Baselworld press materials on some of their new products. Follow the … [Read more...]

Chopard Becomes Official Timing Partner of Porsche Motorsport

Karl-Friedrich Scheufele w/ Porsche 919 Hybrid

Chopard, already a longtime sponsor of the prestigious Mille Miglia race and official timekeeper of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, this year strengthens its ties to auto racing by becoming the official timing partner of Porsche Motorsport, which makes its long-awaited return at this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans in June. … [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...]

Chopard L.U.C. 1963

Chopard L.U.C. 1963

Every year seems to bring with it a fresh slew of anniversaries in the watch world, and 2014 is no exception. The new Chopard L.U.C. 1963, premiering at Baselworld, commemorates the 50th year of Chopard's ownership by the Scheufele family with a wristwatch inspired by the golden age of chronometer pocketwatches. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 10 Chronographs: Are These the Best Chronographs of the Year?

Cartier Montre Calibre de Cartier

Top chronograph watches remain incredibly popular, even if most of us don't even use their signature functions. I am no exception; along with GMT/UTC functions, chronographs are one of my favorite complications. And while 2013 was not the greatest year for new top chronographs, I have compiled a top 10 list of my personal best chronographs on my blog, Watch-Insider.com. Click here for the … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Christmas List: 28 Watch Gift Ideas for Watch Lovers

Rolex GMT-Master II - side

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and many of you are probably considering buying a watch, either as a gift for a loved one or as a year-end reward for yourself. In response to the many readers of my blog, Watch-Insider.com, asking me what watch I would recommend, here are my personal selections of watches to give as gifts, all introduced this year or very recently. … [Read more...]

7 Signs Chopard is Serious About High Watchmaking

Chopard Fleurier - watchmaking

In late October, WatchTime was among a select group of media outlets invited to tour and explore Chopard's Swiss watchmaking operations in Geneva and Fleurier. By the end of the comprehensive visit, it was clear that Chopard, a brand still known more for high jewelry than high horology, is devoted to making its mark on the men's luxury watch market. Here are the seven reasons why. … [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...]

Need for Speed: 8 New Watches Inspired by Auto Racing

2012 Blancpain L-Evolution Super Trofeo

The worlds of watchmaking and automobile racing have shared a strong connection for decades, with racing and high-performance cars often serving as a direct inspiration for watches, including classic models like the Rolex Daytona and TAG Heuer Carrera, which both turned 50 this year. Below we take a look at eight watches from the last year or so with designs influenced by automobile racing. As … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 10 Watches Under €10K With In-House Movements

Breitling_Transocean-Chrono-GMT_150

A regular reader of my blog, Watch-Insider.com, Nick Senn, inspired me to compile this Top 10 list, focusing on watch brands that offer models with in-house movements at what most aficionados would consider affordable prices. Here are my choices from among the new models introduced in 2013. … [Read more...]

3 Standout Tourbillon Watches From Baselworld 2013

Chopard LUC Engine One tourbillon

After a few challenging economic years for the watch industry, in which some feared big-ticket haute horlogerie timepieces were on the wane, tourbillon watches came roaring back at this year's Baselworld. Here's a trio of unusual tourbillons that grabbed our attention. … [Read more...]

Chopard, Corum, & Ulysse Nardin Unveil Timepieces for Only Watch 2013

chopard_onlywatch

As the Only Watch charity auction draws nearer, more brands have unveiled their unique contributions to the sale. Below we take a look at the one-of-kind watches from Chopard, Corum, and Ulysse Nardin to be auctioned in Monaco on September 28th... Chopard will offer a unique L.U.C Tourbillon model featuring movement bridges adorned with relief or “filet” engravings (also known as … [Read more...]

Chopard Renews Partnership with Grand Prix de Monaco Historique

Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2012 watch

Chopard, which has been the official timekeeper of the biennial Grand Prix de Monaco Historique (GPMH) since 2002, will remain in partnership with the classic-cars racing event through 2018. The next Grand Prix, scheduled for May 9 - 11, 2014, will mark the seventh time in a row that Chopard serves as official timekeeper. Since 2002, Chopard has created a limited-edition watch for every Grand … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2013, Day Two: Maurice Lacroix, Chopard, Carl F. Bucherer

Chopard_EngineOne_front_150

On my second day of appointments at the 2013 Baselworld watch fair, I discovered a number of intriguing new timepieces, including a slew of “affordable luxury” pieces from Maurice Lacroix, Chopard’s second-most-complicated watch ever, and Carl F. Bucherer’s first tourbillon. … [Read more...]

Baselworld Preview: 3 New Chopard Superfast Racing Collection Watches

Chopard Superfast Power Control

Chopard's long association with auto racing, which has inspired watches such as the Mille Miglia and the recent Grand Prix de Monaco Historique — continues at this year's Baselworld, which sees the release of a trio of new timepieces in its Classic Racing Collection, called Superfast. … [Read more...]

Celebrity Watch Spotting at the Oscars

Jamie Foxx wearing a Piaget Protocole XXL.

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. Piaget's Alitplano was a popular choice, worn by Best Actor nominee Hugh Jackman, as well as by … [Read more...]

Watch Wallpaper: 10 Skeleton Watches

Ulysse Nardin Maxi Skeleton

Growing fascination with the inner workings of mechanical watches has sparked a boom in skeletonized looks. Click here to download wallpaper images of skeleton watches from Breguet, Omega, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget and more of the watches showcased in our feature, "The Inside Story," from the upcoming March-April issue of WatchTime. … [Read more...]

Chopard L.U.C. Lunar One

Chopard LUC Lunar One front

Chopard introduced the first L.U.C Lunar One Grande Complication — one of the most prestigious models in its haute horlogerie L.U.C. collection, named for founder Louis-Ulysse Chopard — in 2005. In keeping with the brand's recent revamp of that collection, the Lunar One, a perpetual calendar with an orbital moon-phase display, has been released in a new version whose aesthetics emphasize more … [Read more...]

Video: Chopard’s Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Watch Inspired by ’70s Racecars

Chopard_Grand-Prix-de-Monaco-Historique

Since 2002, Chopard has partnered with the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, a racing event devoted to historical racecars, which takes place along the same route as the Monaco Grand Prix. As official timekeeper, Chopard this year launches a new chronograph wristwatch inspired by the design of sportscars from the 1970s.  Click here for more photos of Chopard’s Grand Prix de Monaco Historique … [Read more...]