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Fratello Friday: 5 Watches That Deserve a Re-Edition

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Ever since the revival of mechanical wristwatches in the 1990s, brands are eager to re-launch some of their successful models from the past. This makes total sense, since some of the brands out there have an impressive and interesting history behind some of their watches. The most famous ones are, of course, the TAG Heuer Monaco and Carrera, the Omega Seamaster PloProf, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea, more or less all Panerai's models, and so on. But what about some of these historic watches that … [Read more...]

Breaking the Mold: 5 Offbeat Watches from Baselworld

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Contrary to popular belief, Baselworld is not just a steady stream of tourbillons, chronographs, and watches that are mostly black. The show does play host to some individualists who create watches that are outside the mainstream. Some are newcomers, and some return year after year, reliably delighting us with their unique vision. In this feature from WatchTime's October 2013 issue, we take a look at a few of their creations. … [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...]

Watch Review: Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual

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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...]

Ulysse Nardin Launches Marine Chronograph Manufacture With In-House Movement

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Ulysse Nardin's journey toward more in-house movement production, a stated goal of UN CEO Patrik Hoffman, continued apace at this year's Baselworld, when the brand released the new Marine Chronograph Manufacture, its first chronograph watch with an in-house movement. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2013, Day Four: Rolex, TAG Heuer, Cuervo y Sobrinos, Ulysse Nardin

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My fourth day of reporting from the Baselworld watch fair, I got a look at new watches from a variety of brands, from boutique producers like Cuervo y Sobrinos and Ulysse Nardin to industry giants Rolex and TAG Heuer. … [Read more...]

Million Dollar Club 2012: Watch Advertising at All-Time High

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In an exclusive report in the upcoming May-June issue of WatchTime, we reveal which watch brands are spending the most on advertising in 2012, a record year for watch-company ad spending, and we provide a complete list of the 60 brands that spent more than $1 million on ads. … [Read more...]

Seconds City: Exploring La Chaux-de-Fonds

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In our March-April issue, on sale now on newsstands and for the iPad, Norma Buchanan visits the Swiss watchmaking town of Le Locle. In this feature story from our June 2009 issue, Buchanan journeys to another cradle of Swiss horology, La Chaux-de-Fonds, a town that is still, as Karl Marx described it a century and a half ago, “one giant watch factory.” … [Read more...]

Bonus Audio: WatchTime’s Interview with Ulysse Nardin CEO Patrik Hoffman

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In the November-December issue of WatchTime, on sale next week, technical editor Mike Disher profiles Ulysse Nardin and its ambitious new CEO, Patrik Hoffman. Below, you can listen to excerpts from the wide-ranging interview. … [Read more...]

Open Hearts: New Watch Wallpaper

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Back in our April 2008 issue, we presented a photo essay of luxury mechanical watches with openworked dials, showcasing the work of ace photographer Nik Schölzel. Now we're making these shots available as downloadable desktop wallpaper for the first time. Click here to see the images, which can be enlarged with a click. … [Read more...]

Facetime: Father’s Day Edition

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Welcome to this week's installment of Facetime. In honor of Father's Day, all our pictures this week feature fathers with their children (and their watches, of course). If you’d like to be featured here, in our magazine, or on our other social networks, send us a hi-res pic at photos@watchtime.com. … [Read more...]

EBEL 100 Special Edition

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EBEL has introduced a special edition of their EBEL 100 watch, now with color straps. The EBEL 100 was launched last year to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the brand. The 2012 Special Edition EBEL 100 comes in three colors: Electric Blue, Deep Green, and Strong Grey. They will be released this fall and retail for $3200. … [Read more...]

Ulysse Nardin Acquires Ebel’s Chronograph Caliber 137

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Ulysse Nardin has taken another step toward manufacturing independence by purchasing the rights to Ebel's proprietary Caliber 137, a chronograph movement originally developed for that brand in 1995 and recently used in Ebel's 1911 BTR collection of men's watches. WatchTime talked about the new acquisition with Ulysse Nardin CEO Patrik Hoffman, who elaborated on the company's plans for the nearly 20-year-old caliber and its little-known connection with Ulysse Nardin's own perpetual calendar … [Read more...]

Scenes From Inside Basel/Geneva 2011 New York City and San Francisco

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Inside Basel/Geneva was bigger and better than ever this year, with twice as many participating brands compared with last year - as many as 28 independent watchmakers and brands at the shows. Attendance also set all-time records - more than 300 guests in New York. This report includes more than 30 images from the New York City and San Francisco events. Let's see some watches! … [Read more...]

Ebel 1911 BTR 137 100th Anniversary Limited Edition

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To celebrate Ebel's 100th anniversary, the 1911 BTR 137 chronograph will be issued in limited editions of 100 pieces in 18k 4N pink gold and 500 pieces in stainless steel. The 1911 BTR 137 is powered by Ebel Caliber 137 which is developed, assembled and tested in the brand's workshops and certified by COSC. Find complete specifications and pricing inside. … [Read more...]

Marc Michel-Amadry Appointed Managing Director of Sotheby’s Switzerland

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Marc Michel-Amadry has been named as managing director of Sotheby’s Switzerland. Mr Michel-Amadry will divide his time between Sotheby’s Zurich and Geneva. Sotheby's said the re-establishment of a pan-Swiss management structure reflects the growing importance of the company's business in Switzerland and will enhance its ability to provide client services. … [Read more...]

More Brands Added to Inside Basel/Geneva 2011; Record Number Participating

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Now in its sixth year, Inside Basel/Geneva 2011 will be bigger than ever – much bigger. The shows are fully subscribed with 30 brands and independent watchmakers participating this year. This is your chance to see the latest watches from the 2011 Swiss shows, and more. Look inside to see who will be there and to reserve your spot! … [Read more...]

Ebel Classic Sport Chronograph

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Ebel introduces a new member of the Classic Sport collection: a 41mm chronograph that will be available with straps in khaki, beige, brown, coral pink and navy blue. Khaki is the first in the series to be issued, and the center seconds hand picks up the color as well. The movement is a Swiss-made quartz Ebel 503. … [Read more...]

Ebel Classic Hexagon 41mm

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Ebel is introducing a new, smaller version of the Classic Hexagon that measures 41mm in diameter, compared with 45.5mm for the original version. The new model is not specifically tagged as a ladies model, but the press materials say "Although originally dedicated to men, the new Classic Hexagon watches are just as happy to wrap themselves around a feminine wrist." … [Read more...]

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Watch Company Financial Results for 2009

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For the most part, the Great Recession of 2009 pretty much mugged corporate sales and profits. In the watch sector, for example, the Bulgari and Movado groups reported red ink for the year. But there were exceptions to the battered sales and profits syndrome. Fossil, for one, had its most profitable year ever. Here’s a survey of the full-year results of publicly traded firms who are watch industry players. … [Read more...]