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How to Make a Perfect Watch: An Insider’s Look at F.P. Journe, Part 4

F.P. Journe Chronometre Optimum movement

Every watchmaker interested in precision has to deal with the same four major issues. If all four of these issues could be resolved, one would obtain the perfect watch. But like the Perpetual Movement … [Read more...]

Close-Up: Ralph Lauren Automotive Collection

Ralph Lauren Automotive Skeleton

Ralph Lauren Watches and Jewelry expands its Automotive collection with five new watches for 2015, taking design cues from Ralph Lauren’s own 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe. Two of the … [Read more...]

For Vintage Watch Fans: 5 Iconic Omega Watches

Omega Seamaster Ploprof

From the "Fratello Friday" archives, we present this post focusing on five iconic Omega watches. Of course, many models from this brand could be considered iconic, but for the purposes of this list, I … [Read more...]

7 New Watches Inspired by Historical Pieces

Longines Pulsometer Chronograph

The vintage-look trend that has been so prevalent in the watch world in recent years showed no signs of abating at this year's Baselworld watch fair. Modern re-editions of historical pieces continue … [Read more...]

Watch Nerd Alert! Top 10 Chronograph Movements

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A while back, I wrote an article on my top 5 iconic chronograph watches. Some of you readers wondered why Zenith wasn’t in there. Quite simply, it didn't make my personal Top 5. However, I do love … [Read more...]

Breitling for Bentley B06 S (Updated with Prices)

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Breitling has had a busy 2015, introducing — among other products — an all-new aviation-inspired collection (the Chronoliner); the vintage-styled Transocean Chronograph 1915; and the Galactic … [Read more...]

Timepiece Timeline: 24 Key Moments in the History of Oris Watches

Oris World Timer watch

In our December 2013 issue, we profiled Oris Watch CEO Ulrich Herzog and revealed how he steered the company to an all-mechanical future during the heart of the Quartz Crisis. Here are 23 milestone … [Read more...]

10 Things to Know About Omega

Omega Speedmaster International Space Station

Omega is among the best-known luxury watch brands on the planet, and certainly the best known off the planet. From NASA to the Olympics to James Bond, not to mention names like Speedmaster, Seamaster … [Read more...]

7 Milestone Omega Watches, from 1892 to Today

Omega Speedmaster, 1957

In its long history, Omega has contributed numerous important watches and innovations to the world of watchmaking. In this excerpt from our "Omega Milestones" E-Special, we chronicle seven of the 25 … [Read more...]

Stealth Pilots: 5 All-Black Breitling Watches

Breitling Avenger Blackbird

Black-on-black watches have been a popular category for the last several years, and Breitling has created more than its share of these "stealth" timepieces, for its popular pilots' watch collections … [Read more...]

5 Affordable Omega Watches for New Collectors

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Co-Axial

Omega has produced numerous iconic timepieces over the years, including perhaps the world’s most famous chronograph, known around the world as the Omega Moonwatch. Here are five models that are in … [Read more...]

Is Your Wristwatch a “Wrist” Watch? An Insider’s Look at F.P. Journe (Part 3)

FP Journe Chronmetre Dial

From 1910 to 1920, the Swiss industry had hunches on where the market for timekeepers would lead them: pocketwatches or the new craze, wristwatches. In what we call the "conversion era," Swiss … [Read more...]

5 Milestone Breitling Watches, from 1915 to Today

Breitling Chronomat (1941)

Pilots rely on Breitling’s chronographs, but calendars, world timers and divers’ watches also are part of the brand’s 130-plus-year history. Here are five important Breitling watches, including … [Read more...]

Feeling Blue: 21 Watches With Blue Dials and Blue Straps

TAG Heuer 1887 Carrera Chronograph

Blue watches are one of the growing style trends seen in the watch world in the past few years — and on display at the watch shows in Switzerland and in the U.S.A. —, with blue-on-blue dial-strap … [Read more...]

Close-Up: Rolex Yacht-Master II in Stainless Steel (with Video)

Rolex Yacht-Master II - steel

Fans of the Rolex Yacht-Master will remember that Baselworld 2012 saw the debut of a new version of the Rolex Yacht-Master in a Rolesium case. In 2013, that model's larger successor, the Rolex … [Read more...]

7 Signs Chopard is Serious About High Watchmaking

Chopard Fleurier - watchmaking

Recently, 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 … [Read more...]

Sponsored: Power or Precision? An Insider’s Look at F.P. Journe (Part 1)

F.P. Journe Chronometre Caliber

Ten years ago, when F.P. Journe introduced his Chronomètre Souverain, his goal was to achieve a true Chronometer status. Precision has always been the essence of Mr. Journe’s quest. His two first … [Read more...]

Breitling Aerospace Evo

Breitling Aerospace Evo

Breitling launched the original version of its Breitling Aerospace Evo in 1985. Last year, the brand released a new model of the Breitling Aerospace Evo, a mainstay of its Professional collection, … [Read more...]

Fratello Classics: The 5 Coolest Omega Constellation Watches

Omega Constellation Ref. 4365 SC "Grande Luxe" (ca.1950s)

I've covered lots of Omega Seamasters and Speedmasters — the brand's most popular families — in my series of Fratello Friday columns on Omega, but let’s not forget about the Constellation. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider Previews the New Chopard Superfast 919 Porsche Motorsport Chronograph

Chopard Superfast Porsche

Recently I attended the Ennstal-Classic, a historical sports car rally in Austria, and while there had the chance to see the new Chopard Superfast 919 Porsche Motorsport Chronograph, a watch I like … [Read more...]

Return of a Classic Explorers’ Watch: Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic 1958

Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic 1958 rose gold

As we hinted on Thursday on WatchTime's social media, Jaeger-LeCoultre has announced the return of a collectors' classic from the brand's archives: a limited-edition chronometer watch called the … [Read more...]

Breitling Introduces the Superocean II

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Over the years the Superocean has been a mainstay of Breitling’s watches, moving through a variety of different designs and variations. But this year Breitling has brought out a new generation … [Read more...]

Omega’s 4 New Speedmaster “Dark Side of the Moon” Watches for 2015

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Omega turned heads in 2013, when it debuted the first Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon watch at Baselworld. And in 2014, the brand complemented it with a sister in gray. But for those who have wanted … [Read more...]

Breitling Avenger Seawolf Blacksteel (Updated)

Breitling Avenger Seawolf Blacksteel front

In summer of 2012, Breitling added a new watch to its popular Avenger series of timepieces  — a sleek divers' model outfitted in black and tough enough to descend to serious undersea depths. The … [Read more...]

Carl F. Bucherer Patravi TravelTec II Marks 10 Years of the TravelTec Family

Carl F. Bucherer Patravi TravelTec II

Time flies — especially when you're watching three time zones at once, apparently. It's been 10 years since Carl F. Bucherer introduced its first TravelTec watch, equipped with both a chronograph … [Read more...]

Fratello Classics: 4 Vintage Omega Watches Under $1,000

Omega Seamaster De Ville - 1968

WatchTime has asked me to publish a series of blog posts about Omega watches. As you probably know by now, on Fratellowatches.com we have a Speedmaster topic every Tuesday, called Speedy Tuesday. A … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2015: Ball Watch’s Ball for BMW TimeTrekker

Ball Watch BMW TimeTrekker thumb 150

Ball Watch has a long history that links the brand to transportation. After all, its eponymous founder, Webb C. Ball, made his name by creating timing instruments for the American railroads. One … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2015 Preview: Clerc Hydroscaph GMT Power-Reserve Chronometer

Clerc Hydroscaph GMT Power Reserve Chronometer_thumb 150

This year at Baselworld, Clerc is introducing a new addition to its dive-focused Hydroscaph collection. The Clerc Hydroscaph GMT Power-Reserve Chronometer uses a recognizable Hydroscaph case but with … [Read more...]

Close-Up: Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch “Dark Side of the Moon”

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch in black ceramic with moon bkgd

Since its debut in 1957, Omega's iconic Speedmaster chronograph, nicknamed "Moonwatch" for its presence on all six NASA lunar missions, sported a tricompax dial arrangement. In 2011, Omega outfitted … [Read more...]

Escapement Watch Review: The Chopard G.P.M.H Chrono

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Angus Davies, in this article from the online watch magazine Escapement, provides an in-depth review of the Chopard G.P.M.H Chrono, a watch born to grace the wrist of any podium-seeking competitor. A … [Read more...]