Breitling for Bentley B06 S (Updated with Prices)

Breitling for Bentley B06S - Angle

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...]

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...]

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...]

The Rolex Cellini Collections: Here’s What You Need to Know

rolex cellini

Rolex watches are the most recognized, high-profile timepieces available. When the occasion calls for something dressed-up, look no further than the manufacture’s Cellini line of elegant dress … [Read more...]

Watch Insider Previews the New Chopard Superfast 919 Porsche Motorsport Chronograph

Chopard Superfast 919 Porsche Motorsport Chronograph

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

Breitling Superocean II - 44mm/black

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...]

Close-Up: Rolex Yacht-Master in Rolesium (With Video)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master, a sailors' watch introduced in 1992, underwent a major facelift recently in both its design and technology. In 2012, Rolex released a version with an Oyster … [Read more...]

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

Omega DSOTM_4 watches 150

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 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


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...]

Breitling Super Avenger Military Limited Series

Breitling Super Avenger Military watch - front

Breitling describes its Super Avenger Military Limited Series watch as "a concentrated blend of power, precision, and functionality." The "power" part undoubtedly refers to the new watch's case, which … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday’s Top 5 Omega Seamaster Watches

Omega Seamaster ProDiver Titanium

Following up on the recent release of the latest James Bond watch —  like many previous ones, an Omega Seamaster — we revisit this "Fratello Friday" article in which I offer my personal all-time … [Read more...]

Watch Spotting at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Smithsonian Lindbergh Waltham 8 Days Clock - Closeup

Because it is one of the five most visited museums in the world, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC hardly needs any further recommendation. But just in case you have … [Read more...]

Watch Insider Unveils 3 New Breitling Watches

Breitling Chronomat 44 Raven

This is what I would call a nice line extension. In this article from my blog,, I offer a look at three newly released Breitling watches (or “Instruments for Professionals,” as … [Read more...]

Tissot’s Luxury Automatics Offer 80-Hour Power Reserve

Tissot Luxury Automatic - front-back

Fans of affordably priced Swiss mechanicals may want to take a close look at the new Tissot Luxury Automatic COSC collection, which includes the first Swiss watches to contain the new caliber … [Read more...]

A Look Back at Baselworld 2014: Return of the Rolex Sea-Dweller at Baselworld 2014

Rolex Sea-Dweller - live shot

Along with our colleagues from, the Monochrome team also spent a busy week at Baselworld 2014, and had the chance to see and review a number of new watches introduced at the fair. In … [Read more...]

A Look Back At Baselworld 2014: 19 Interesting New Watches We’ve Seen

Omega Speedmaster Mark II

Scores of new timepieces have been making their world debuts at Baselworld 2014. Here's a roundup of the watches we've reported on. Take a look back at Baselworld 2014 and rediscover some of the … [Read more...]

A Look Back at Baselworld 2014: New Breitling Chronomat Airborne Watches

Breitling Chronomat 44 Airborne

The iconic Breitling Chronomat pilots’ watch turns 30 this year. To mark the occasion, Breitling has released four new models of the Breitling Chronomat Airborne collection, in two case sizes, at … [Read more...]

Monochrome Essentials: Reviewing the Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer Manufacture

Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer Manufacture

Finding the right watch is a quest. When a watch fits one’s lifestyle, like a glove to a hand, and not by some artificial marketing association, but the fit of real-world application, then a … [Read more...]

Breitling for Bentley GMT Light Body B04

Breitling for Bentley GMT Light Body B04

As it demonstrated with many of its new watches at Baselworld 2014, Breitling continues to equip more and more of its watch collection with in-house movements, including its Breitling for Bentley … [Read more...]

Breitling Redesigns its Colt Military Watch Collection

Breitling Colt Automatic, Colt Chrono, Colt Quartz

The Breitling Colt collection — introduced in the 1980s and intended, as were its predecessors, the Breitling Navitimer and Breitling Chronomat, as military watches — has been revamped this year. … [Read more...]

Raymond Weil Maestro – Raymond Weil Limited Edition

Raymond Weil Maestro Limited Edition

Raymond Weil, who founded his eponymous Swiss watch brand in 1976, passed away early this year. Now, the Raymond Weil watch brand honors its pioneering namesake with the release of a special tribute … [Read more...]