Rolex Yacht-Master II in Stainless Steel (Video)

Rolex Yacht-Master II - steel

For fans of Rolex, the world's biggest luxury watch brand, we highlight he Rolex Yacht-Master II - an extremely popular Rolex Yacht-Master watch that has many fans around the world. … [Read more...]

4 Limited-Edition Watches Celebrate China’s Year of the Horse

Arnold & Son HM Horses Set

January 31 marked the start of the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Horse. Since the huge growth in demand for luxury watches in the Asian market, several top watch brands have commemorated the lunar New Year with limited-edition timepieces. We've already shown you Jaquet Droz's Ateliers d'Art Horse watches; here are four more from three other luxury brands. … [Read more...]

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch “Dark Side of the Moon” – Updated With Tech Details and New Photos

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 the watch with a new co-axial movement and bicompax design, both of which are used again in the first Moonwatch with a black ceramic case, unveiled at Baselworld 2013. … [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 limited-edition Breitling Avenger Seawolf Blacksteel is a professional-grade diver’s watch whose case — made of steel and blackened by means of a highly-resistant carbon-based treatment — is water-resistant to the extreme depth of 3,000 meters. The watch is powered by Breitling's Caliber 17, … [Read more...]

Breitling Chronomat 44 GMT “Patrouille Suisse 50th Anniversary”

Breitling Chronomat 44 GMT Patrouille Suisse 50th Anniversary

The year 2014 marks two milestones in aviation history: the 100th anniversary of the Swiss Air Force and the 50th anniversary of the "Patrouille Suisse" aerobatics team. Breitling, a Swiss watch brand renowned for its pilots' watches and close ties to aviation, marks the latter anniversary with a limited-edition version of its Breitling Chronomat 44 GMT watch. … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s January-February Issue is On Sale Now!

WatchTime Jan-Feb 2014 Cover

The January-February issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and on Nook, Kindle, and the WatchTime app for iOS and Android), featuring in-depth watch tests of the IWC Ingenieur Automatic AMG Black Series Ceramic, Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe, and Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon NEDU, a reference guide to the watch industry's quality marks, a gallery of blue-dial beauties, and more. Click here for highlights from the issue... … [Read more...]

Video: Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon NEDU

Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon NEDU

In WatchTime's January-February 2014 issue, on sale December 31, technical editor Mike Disher tests the Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon NEDU, a "muscular tool watch" boasting a COSC-certified chronograph movement and a tough titanium case.  Click below to watch an exclusive video of the watch taken by Robert Atkinson (who also provided photos for the story), available only here on WatchTime.com. … [Read more...]

Seiko Grand Seiko 44GS Historical Collection

Seiko Grand Seiko 44GS Historical watch

These days, watch brands view just about any anniversary as an opportunity to issue a limited edition. This proliferation diminishes the impact of truly significant anniversaries. This year, Seiko is celebrating one of them with this week's Watch to Watch, which comes to us from WatchTime's October 2013 issue. … [Read more...]

Breitling Super Avenger Military Limited Series

Breitling Super Avenger Military watch - front

Breitling describes its new 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 is made of steel covered with an ultra-resistant, carbon-based black coating. The "precision" and "functionality" most likely refer to the new Super Avenger's COSC-certified chronometer movement, Caliber 22. … [Read more...]

Why Did Patek Philippe Create its Own Quality Seal?

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Patek Philippe, the most prestigious firm in the watch world, has thrown down a gauntlet to the Swiss watch industry. After 123 years, the Swiss brand replaced the Geneva Seal with a higher-standard seal of its own. Find out why in this article from WatchTime's May-June 2009 issue. … [Read more...]

Watch Review: Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual

Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual

The latest in our end-of-year series on calendar watches, excerpted from a feature in WatchTime’s December 2010 issue, is our review of the Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, which combines a perpetual calendar with a second time zone. Click here to read the article and see original photos by Nik Schölzel. … [Read more...]

New Limited-Edition Breitling Navitimer Watch Supports Honor Flight Network

Breitling Honor Flight Navitimer - Front

Pilot-watch specialist Breitling has partnered with the non-profit Honor Flight Network, which flies World War II veterans to the memorial dedicated to their service in Washington, DC, to release a limited-edition Breitling watch with proceeds going to the organization. I spoke with Breitling USA president Thierry Prissert at the watch's post-Veterans' Day launch event at the brand's New York City boutique. … [Read more...]

Top 20 Swiss Chronometer Watch Brands 2012: Rolex Leads the Pack

Rolex Submariner CU

Here, we examine data from COSC that reveals the top 20 Swiss watch brands by number of COSC chronometer certificates issued to them in 2012. An interesting list for fans of swiss made watches. … [Read more...]

Breitling Aerospace Evo

Breitling Aerospace Evo - front

Breitling launched the original version of its Breitling Aerospace Evo in 1985. The Breitling Aerospace Evo quickly became a electronically powered, multifunction chronograph watch popular with many Breitling Aerospace fans. Now, the brand has released a new model of the Breitling Aerospace Evo, a mainstay of its Professional collection, packing all of the existing functions into a slightly larger and redesigned case. … [Read more...]

Watch Review: Omega DeVille Hour Vision Annual Calendar

Omega De Ville Hour Vision Annual Calendar

The calendar is the most popular watch complication by far, and in WatchTime's December 2010 issue, we reviewed a number of watches with various types of calendars. One of them was the Omega De Ville Hour Vision Annual Calendar, which needs resetting just once per year. For our analysis and results, along with original photos by Nik Schölzel, click here. … [Read more...]

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

Tissot Luxury Automatic

At first glance, Tissot's new Powermatic 80 automatic caliber appears to be  just another ETA movement. But as I reveal in this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, that impression is way off the mark. Much like Swatch's new Sistem 51 caliber, this one represents another quiet watchmaking revolution. … [Read more...]

Watch Test: Porsche Design P’6620 Dashboard

Porsche Design Dashboard - front-back

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. Click here to read our test of the watch from WatchTime's October 2012 issue, with photos by OK-Photography. … [Read more...]

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

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Download this FREE exclusive article from WatchTime magazine's April 2012 issue and learn more about the most prestigious of Seiko watches! To most Americans, Seiko watches are known as affordable quartz timepieces, but in recent years watch enthusiasts have discovered other styles of Seiko watches, most notably the prestigious Grand Seiko collection, which contains Japanese-made mechanical movements. In fact, Seiko began making mechanical pocketwatches in 1895, and made the first mechanical … [Read more...]

Carl F. Bucherer Patravi ScubaTec

Carl F Bucherer Patravi ScubaTec

One of the headliner watches at this year's WatchTime "Inside Basel.Geneva" collectors' events is one that didn't officially debut in either Basel or Geneva: Carl F. Bucherer's Patravi ScubaTec, the brand's first professional-grade divers' watch, which watch aficionados saw for the first time at IBG. … [Read more...]

Tissot Heritage Navigator 160th Anniversary

Tissot Heritage Navigator 160th Anniversary - front-back

Tissot, founded in the watchmaking hub of Le Locle, Switzerland in 1853, marks its 160th anniversary this year. To commemorate the milestone, the brand has released a new version of its Tissot Heritage Navigator, a world-time watch originally created on the occasion of Tissot's centennial in 1953. … [Read more...]