Showing at WatchTime New York 2015: Carl F. Bucherer Patravi ScubaTec in Gold

Carl F Bucherer Patravi ScubaTec - gold - front

WatchTime's biggest and most luxurious watch collectors’ event to date, WatchTime New York, takes place October 23-24 at Manhattan's Gotham Hall. (Click here for event details and to purchase … [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...]

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...]

Close-Up: TAG Heuer Carrera with GMT and Big Date

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 8 GMT

The iconic TAG Heuer Carrera turned 50 in 2013, inspiring the brand to release a slew of new Carrera models at subsequent Baselworlds — most of them, like the original Carrera, chronographs. … [Read more...]

Basic Breitling: Reviewing the New Breitling Colt

Breitling Colt Automatic

Breitling’s new take on the decades-old Colt is true to the original, with features that have become hallmarks of the brand. Here's a hands-on review of the new-look Breitling Colt. Breitling … [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...]

Close-Up: Carl F. Bucherer Patravi ScubaTec

Carl F Bucherer Patravi ScubaTec

The Carl F. Bucherer Patravi ScubaTec, the brand's first professional-grade divers' watch, made its official debut at WatchTime's "Inside Basel-Geneva" collectors' event in 2013 and the line has … [Read more...]

Grand Seiko Watches Go Global: Exploring the Most Prestigious Seiko Watch


Download this FREE exclusive article from WatchTime and learn more about the most prestigious of Seiko watches! To most Americans, Seiko watches are known as affordable quartz timepieces, but in … [Read more...]

Close-Up: 5 Rolex Day-Date Watches in 5 Colors (With Video)

Rolex Day-Date in white gold/cherry dial

Rolex's most buzzed-about new release at Baselworld 2015 was the Rolex Day-Date 40, a larger version of the classic 36-mm Day-Date with an all-new movement. However, fans of the original Day-Date … [Read more...]

Close-Up: The Redesigned Breitling Avenger II Collection

Breitling Avenger II Seawolf

Breitling, which recently revamped its Colt collection as well as tweaked the look of its newest Chronomat Airborne watches, has also given a redesign to another popular line in its portfolio, the … [Read more...]

Watch Test: Porsche Design P’6620 Dashboard

Porsche Design P'6620 Dashboard

If you dream of one day owning a Porsche 911, you can fill your time until then with luxury articles from Austria-based Porsche Design, like this Porsche Design P'6620 Dashboard chronograph watch. … [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...]

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...]

Code Name Ultra: Deciphering the Bremont Codebreaker

Bremont Codebreaker

  Bremont has carved out a niche for itself by weaving bits of historical DNA, usually British, into the fabric of selected timepieces. The EP120 and P-51 limited editions incorporated parts … [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...]

When Rolex Went Quartz: A Tale of the 1970s

Rolex Oysterquartz

  How did mechanical-watch king Rolex dealt with the arrival of quartz in the 1970s? What follows is an excerpt from the book “Electrifying the Wristwatch,” by WatchTime contributor Lucien … [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...]

Watch Review: Montblanc TimeWalker TwinFly Chronograph


In this feature we take a look at the Montblanc TimeWalker TwinFly Chronograph, with its two central elapsed-time flyback hands; original photos provided by Zuckerfabrik Fotodesign. … [Read more...]

Watch Review: Omega De Ville Hour Vision Annual Calendar

Omega De Ville Hour Vision Annual Calendar

The calendar is the most popular watch complication by far, that's why we decided to review a number of watches with various types of calendars. One of them was the Omega De Ville Hour Vision Annual … [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...]

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...]

Who Tested Your Watch? A Guide to the Watch Industry’s Quality Marks


People often wonder just how good their watches are. A quality seal can help provide an answer: it shows that the watch has passed a test for its timekeeping ability and, in some instances, the … [Read more...]

Close-Up: Rolex GMT-Master II “Batman” (With Video)

Rolex GMT-Master II - side

Black for  the night sky, blue for day — these colors just make sense, but if you expected to find them on the bezel of one of the world’s most famous GMT watches, the Rolex GMT-Master II, you … [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...]

Watch Insider: Tissot Offers Automatic 80-Hour Movements at Affordable Prices

Tissot Luxury Automatic

At first glance, Tissot's Powermatic 80 automatic caliber appears to be just another ETA movement. But as I reveal in this article from my blog,, that impression is way off the mark. … [Read more...]

Omega’s New Watch Certification: What Makes It Different?

Omega Seamaster Master Co-Axial Chrono

In December, Omega and METAS, the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology, held a joint press conference in Geneva to announce a new collaboration. Starting in 2015, Omega watches that are badged "Master … [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: 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...]

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...]