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Chronoswiss Timemaster Chronograph Skeleton

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At Baselworld 2014, Chronoswiss released, for the first time ever, a skeletonized version of its sporty Chronoswiss Timemaster Chronograph, which allows wearers an unencumbered view of the watch's filigreed and decorated automatic movement and offers two different dials, both surrounded by robust, DLC-coated bezels. … [Read more...]

Horology Comes to Steeltown: Kobold’s Spirit of America

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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...]

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

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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...]

Fratello Friday: Watch Nerd Alert! Top 10 Chronograph Movements, Part 1

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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 the Zenith El Primero movement, and think that its reputation as a great chronograph caliber is well-earned. So, to make it up for some of you fellow watch nerds out there, this week’s Fratello Friday (and next week's) focuses specifically on chronograph movements rather than watches. Here is part … [Read more...]

A Record-Breaking Patek Philippe Highlights Top 5 Watches from Only Watch 2013

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The fifth edition of the biennial "Only Watch" auction took place over the weekend at the Hermitage Hotel in Monaco. When the final hammer fell, the auction of unique timepieces had raised 5,066,000 euros for research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and a Patek Philippe Ref. 5004T fetched the highest price ever paid for a modern wristwatch at auction. … [Read more...]

Basel Preview: Chronoswiss Celebrates 30 Years With New Régulateur 30 Watch

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For Chronoswiss, the year 2013 marks two important anniversaries: it is the 30th anniversary of the brand’s founding and also the year that the brand's flagship watch model, the Régulateur, turns 25. The new, limited-edition Régulateur 30 watch, which debuts at Baselworld next week, pays tribute to both milestones. … [Read more...]

Only Watch Auction Returns to Monaco in September

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The fifth Only Watch, a charity auction of unique timepieces, returns on September 28th, taking place once again in Monaco and conducted by Antiquorum Auctioneers. … [Read more...]

Chronoswiss Sold to Swiss Investor

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Munich-based watchmaker Chronoswiss has been sold to Swiss entrepreneur Oliver Ebstein, 37, and his wife Eva Maria. The Lucerne-based owners are new to the watch industry, and they have said that Chronoswiss will be owned by them privately, rather than through their investment company Meru AG. … [Read more...]

Grieb & Benzinger Announce 2011 Boutique Collection

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Jochen Benzinger, Hermann Grieb and Georg Bartkowiak have announced their new models for 2011, together known as the Benzinger Boutique Collection. The collection includes three pieces: the Polaris, Pharos and Blossom, each in a 43mm solid 18k red gold case, and each incorporates the brand's masterful and intricate hand-skeletonizing and guilloché. Find pricing and wallpaper inside. … [Read more...]

Maurice Lacroix Launches New U.S. Distribution Under the Direction of Hartmut Kraft

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Independent Swiss watch manufacture Maurice Lacroix has completed the restructuring of its North American market. Martin Bachmann, CEO of Maurice Lacroix and Hartmut Kraft, the CEO who re-launched Chronoswiss in North America, have signed an exclusive distribution agreement. … [Read more...]

Chronoswiss Sales Jump 62%

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Munich-based luxury watch manufacturer Chronoswiss announced a 62 percent increase in sales over the nine-month period ending September 30. During a press conference held on Wednesday at the Chronoswiss manufacturing subsidiary in Biel, Switzerland, Gerd-R. Lang, founder and sole shareholder of Chronoswiss, announced the brand's strategy for the next decade. … [Read more...]

Chronoswiss Launches 2010 Holiday Sweepstakes

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Independent manufacturer Chronoswiss has announced the 2010 edition of its Holiday Sweepstakes in the United States. The contest runs November 15 through December 31, 2010, with a chance to win one of the brand new models from the Chronoswiss Sirius line of watches that was just released for sale in the United States. … [Read more...]

Big Shots: Images from 2009

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For those of you who like to collect watch images, we've assembled a few that we presented in larger resolutions during the past year. We have a little of everything... something old, something new, something for everyone. Simply click the smaller images to view the larger versions. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Collector to the Rescue: Hartmut Kraft Reboots Chronoswiss North America

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Re-launching a brand that has stumbled is difficult in a good economy. Imagine starting the process in October, 2008. That prospect lay before new Chronoswiss North America president Hartmut Kraft. Facing the worst economic downturn in decades, Kraft devised a plan to turn the North American market around. WatchTime traces Kraft’s progression from young watch lover to brand executive, and we explore how his unique experience translated into a plan to re-launch Chronoswiss in North America. … [Read more...]

Chronoswiss Opens Boutique in NYC’s SoHo

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Chronoswiss has opened its first USA boutique at 339 West Broadway in New York City's SoHo neighborhood. The boutique is open to the public now, and the grand opening celebration will be on Wednesday, December 2nd from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Chronoswiss teams up with jewelry designer and goldsmith Kristen Farrell to operate this premier location. … [Read more...]

Chronoswiss Adds Six U.S. Retail Partners

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German watchmaker Chronoswiss has added six new authorized retail partners in the U.S. market. The retailers are Hamilton Jewelers in Princeton, NJ, David Orgell in Beverly Hills, Feldmar in Los Angeles, ABT Time Boutique in Chicago, Mayfair Jewelers in East Hampton, NY, and Martin Pulli in Philadelphia. … [Read more...]

Chronoswiss White Gold “Perpetual Black”

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Chronoswiss expands its Perpetual Calendar series, adding a new model in white gold with a black dial, called the Perpetual Black. The new model joins the existing stainless steel and rose gold versions, each with white dials. Chronoswiss says the new version's black dial gives it added versatility, allowing it to move easily from the office to everyday wear to dressy affairs. … [Read more...]

Chronoswiss Zeitzeichen: Artful Craftsmanship

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Chronoswiss has teamed up with master craftsman Jochen Benzinger to create a series of 3 limited edition watches that showcase the arts of skeletonizing, engraving and guilloche to great effect. Known as Edition Zeitzeichen or “Signs of the Times Edition”, each model will be produced in a series of just 33 pieces. Each piece measures 44mm x 10.8mm and each is available in 18k red or white gold. … [Read more...]

Chronoswiss Timemaster Spring

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Chronoswiss announces their newest addition to the Timemaster series, the Timemaster Spring. This timepiece offers a distinctive style with its bright white dial and exclusive light green super luminova C 1.5 markers which allow the dial to glow brightly in the dark. The bezel is fitted with 60 top cut, top wesselton VVSI diamonds. The Chronoswiss Caliber C.128 with hour, minute, second and date display stores enough power to keep the watch running for approximately 46 hours. … [Read more...]