F.P. JOURNE

F.P. Journe watches are among the most popular luxury watch brands made by independent watchmakers. If you are looking for information on an F.P. Journe watch, prices included, visit WatchTime and its watch database, which includes popular F.P. Journe watches like the F.P. Journe Octa Perpetual Calendar.

Montres Journe Introduces Solid Gold Dials on 3 New F.P. Journe Watches

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Francois-Paul Journe, the founder and namesake of the F.P. Journe watch brand, had long dreamed of making watches — not just cases — out of gold. In 2004 his watch company, Montres Journe, became the first to produce entire movements in 18k rose gold, and this year, Journe has added yet another component: gold dials for three of his brand's watch models. … [Read more...]

Monochrome Monday: Reviewing the New Rolex GMT-Master II “Pepsi Bezel”

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When Rolex unveils a new watch, it does it exactly when it wants to do it. As we told you before, when we were guessing what the new Rolex watches for 2014 would be, Rolex can be even more secretive than the famous Swiss banks. Our guesses turned out to be pretty accurate, and one of the models that we were hoping to see was the new Rolex GMT-Master II with red/blue "Pepsi" bezel. However, The new "Pepsi" elicited some rather mixed emotions at Monochrome headquarters. … [Read more...]

Milestone Cartier Watches: From the Cartier Santos to the Calibre de Cartier

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Download this FREE article and expand your knowledge of Cartier watch history with this comprehensive collection of 23 historic Cartier watches! Everyone knows the name Cartier symbolizes luxurious and beautiful jewelry. But Cartier watches also display a passion for technology and innovation. This FREE downloadable feature from WatchTime magazine introduces you to the 23 most important milestones in the history of the Cartier watch. Learn the stories behind the Cartier Santos, the Cartier … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014 Preview: 3 New IWC Aquatimer Watches

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In keeping with recent tradition, IWC has put its marketing focus on one watch collection for 2014. This year, it's the Aquatimer, the brand's line of divers' watches. Here are three new models in the revamped Aquatimer collection, which makes its full debut at January's SIHH watch fair. … [Read more...]

Fans of TAG Heuer Watches Can Meet the Man behind these Legendary Swiss Luxury Watches

NEW YORK CITY, NY – The fascinating life and creative mind of Jack W. Heuer, the man who gave the world so many illustrious watch models, is revealed in a free exclusive article recently released by WatchTime, the world leader in watch journalism. TAG Heuer Watches: The True Story behind the TAG Heuer Carrera, TAG Heuer Formula 1 and Others is an inside look at Heuer’s many inventions, innovations and marketing genius, revealing dozens of little-known facts that fans of TAG Heuer watches … [Read more...]

Review: 9 iPad Apps for Watch Aficionados

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Though tablets such as the iPad arrived on the market just a few years ago, it is already difficult to imagine our lives without them, and the world of apps that complement them. But have you ever thought about how a tablet app could help you choose your next watch, or even help enhance your passion for watches in general? … [Read more...]

Historical F.P. Journe Tourbillon Marks 30 Years of Independent Watchmaking

F.P. Journe Anniversary Tourbillon

Thirty years ago, 20-year-old French watchmaking prodigy Francois-Paul Journe completed his pet project: a pocketwatch with a handmade tourbillon, in an era in which that 19th-century horological invention was virtually forgotten. This year, Journe celebrates the anniversary with a wristwatch version of that groundbreaking timepiece, the F.P. Journe Anniversary Tourbillon. … [Read more...]

Blancpain Watches: A Test and History of the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms

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WatchTime Spotlight:  Blancpain – A Test & History Of The Fifty Fathoms Fans of classic divers’ watches now have a unique opportunity to read our test of one of the most popular Blancpain watches, from the June 2008 issue of WatchTime magazine. But that’s not all: you are also invited to join WatchTime for a journey through the fascinating history of the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms. If you’re curious as to how the watch scored, and how it came to be, download WatchTime Spotlight: … [Read more...]

The Rise of Longines Watches: A History of the Longines Watch Company

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Become an expert historian on Longines watches! Download this FREE exclusive article from WatchTime magazine and learn more about the history of Longines watches! Longines watches have a long tradition and look back upon an eventful history. Today, Longines is a well-known brand; perhaps some of you are wearing a Longines watch right now, or are planning to add another Longines watch to your collection. But what is the story behind Longines watches’ rise to popularity? Who created the … [Read more...]

Testing the Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime, Plus a History of Breitling Watches

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WatchTime Spotlight on Breitling — Testing the vintage globetrotter: Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime Take this unique opportunity to read this test of the Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime from the pages of WatchTime magazine. But that’s not all: you are also invited to join WatchTime for a journey through the legendary history of Breitling. Download WatchTime Spotlight on Breitling! The best news: this Download is absolutely free! The Breitling Transocean Chronograph … [Read more...]

Videos: 7 Watch Brand Reps Speak at WatchTime’s IBG New York Event

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WatchTime's 2013 "Inside Basel.Geneva" event tour is almost over, but we still have one show left to go, in Los Angeles, Sept. 27. At IBG NY, we spoke with representatives of several watch brands and got their thoughts on the IBG events. Scroll down to see our interviews with Roland G. Murphy of RGM, Ron Stoll of Carl F. Bucherer, and more. … [Read more...]

Patek Philippe, Pocket Watch to Wristwatch: A History of the Patek Philippe Watch Company

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WatchTime Spotlight On Patek Philippe: The Birth of a Legend WatchTime’s Spotlight shines on Patek Philippe, taking you on a fascinating journey through the history of this famous watchmaker. The Patek Philippe story spans more than 160 years; in that time, the brand has won international renown and has reconfirmed its standing as one of the world’s most important watchmakers. Discover the story now, as only this historical article from WatchTime Magazine could tell it! The first … [Read more...]

Casio Watch Confidential: The Inside Story of the Casio G-Shock and Other Casio Watches

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Download this FREE feature from the WatchTime magazine archives and learn more about the world of Casio watches! There aren’t a lot of non-mechanical watches that have inspired excitement among collectors, but Casio watches – particularly the famous G-Shock — are among the rare exceptions. And even diehard fans of Swiss mechanicals are impressed with Casio’s technological prowess. Casio has never made, and has no plans to make, a traditional, mechanical watch. However, what makes … [Read more...]

Facetime September 21

Peter Fruehling and 3-year-old daughter Teagan go for a walk near their cottage in Northern Wisconsin. Peter is wearing a Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days.

Welcome to another installment of Facetime! Thanks to the Souza family, Carlos Pimentel, and Peter Fruehling for the great pictures! As always, if you would like to be featured in our weekly Facetime section, as well as on Pinterest and our other social networks, please submit a hi-res pic (at least 1mb) to photo@watchtime.com. We’ll also select the most popular weekly photos every two months and present them in WatchTime magazine.    … [Read more...]

21 Watch Brands, 250+ Guests at WatchTime’s IBG Event in New York

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WatchTime's "Inside Basel.Geneva" (IBG) series of watch-collector events made its annual stop in the Big Apple on Sept. 17 for its biggest show of the year. The event, which boasted 21 watch-brand sponsors and more than 250 guests, was held for the first time at New York's luxurious Pierre Hotel. Click here for photos from the evening. … [Read more...]

WatchTime “Inside Basel.Geneva 2013″ Tour Kicks Off in Chicago

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WatchTime's "Inside Basel.Geneva" (IBG) series of watch-collector events, held in cooperation with noted collector and watch expert Jeff Kingston and featuring more than a dozen luxury watch-brand sponsors, was held last week at Chicago's elegant Drake Hotel. Click here for photos from the event. … [Read more...]

Only Watch Auction 2013 Preview: 5 Unique Timepieces

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The fifth edition of Only Watch, the charity timepiece auction held biannually in Monaco, takes place on September 28, and news and photos of several of the one-of-a-kind watches to be auctioned off have started to be released, including models from Breguet, Harry Winston, Girard-Perregaux, Laurent Ferrier, and Piaget. … [Read more...]

Video: How Harry Winston’s New Opus XIII Works

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As per usual, Harry Winston generated a fair amount of buzz at the 2013 Baselworld watch fair with the latest timepiece in its haute-de-gamme Opus collection. This year's piece, the Opus XIII, turned heads with its 242 functional rubies and unconventional time indication by means of tiny, pivoting markers around the dial. … [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...]

WatchTime’s May-June Issue is On Sale Now!

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The May-June issue of WatchTime is in stores now (and also on the iPad), featuring a test of the Cartier Calibre Chronograph, 39 new watches introduced at the Geneva watch fairs, a profile of the new Girard-Perregaux, a head-to-head test of manufacture chronographs from Jaeger-LeCoultre and Montblanc, and more. Click here for highlights from the issue... … [Read more...]