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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...]

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...]

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...]

Million-Dollar Club: What Watch Brands Spent the Most on Advertising in 2011?

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If watch advertising is a barometer of the health of a market — and it is — then the U.S. watch market is bouncing back after the catastrophe of 2009. Spending on watch advertising in the United States jumped 16 percent in 2011 to $365.8 million, indicating that the watch market here is improving. … [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 … [Read more...]

Ebel 1911 BTR 137 100th Anniversary Limited Edition

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...]

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

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

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

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...]

A Rose Gold by Any Other Name…

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An oft-discussed topic among watch aficionados - and one that arises for us reporters each year during Basel and Geneva - is what differentiates rose gold from pink gold from red gold. I’ve been looking into how the brands use these terms, and this year, as in the past, the answers I come away with are: Everything. Or nothing. Clear? … [Read more...]

Downturn Batters Watch Industry

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The evidence is mounting that the long and bitter global recession is taking a severe toll on the Swiss watch industry. With demand for watches down nearly everywhere, Swiss watch firms are cutting production and jobs. So far this year, Swiss watch firms have laid off more than 1,000 people, according to Swiss press reports. … [Read more...]

Vincent Perriard Steps Down as Concord Global President

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Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) announced today that Vincent Perriard, Global President of Concord, will leave the company. The Concord brand was re-launched with bold new designs in 2007 and their C1 Quantum Gravity Tourbillon won the design award at the 2008 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Geneve. Concord will continue to develop the Quantum Gravity and the C1 collection. … [Read more...]

Ebel Brasilia Mini Steel & Gold

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For 2009 Ebel unveils its latest Brasilia Mini collection. Known for their steel and gold models, the Brasilia features a streamlined rectangular case and H-shaped bracelet. Red gold accents appear on the bracelet's intermediate central links and on the iridescent mother-of-pearl dial through the logo, hands, 6 and 12 o’clock Roman numerals, and surrounding the diamond hour-markers. The pictured … [Read more...]