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Family Values: Patek Philippe’s Thierry and Philippe Stern

Thierry and Philippe Stern of Patek Philippe

Geneva’s Stern family has owned and operated Patek Philippe for nearly 80 years. When it comes to making watches, they say, family matters. Scroll down to read WatchTime editor-in-chief Joe … [Read more...]


Wake-Up Caller: Testing the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Memovox

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The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Memovox was designed to keep time on the wrist and double as an alarm clock on the nightstand. In this test feature, with original photos by Nik Schölzel, writer Alexander … [Read more...]


Patek Philippe Ref. 5980 Nautilus Chronograph

Patek Philippe Nautlius Chronograph

Recent years have seen one aesthetic trend — blue dials — coming on strong in the watch world, and another — two-tone steel-and-gold looks — trickling back into vogue after a few years out of … [Read more...]


The Sinking Man’s Watch: Omega Seamaster Ploprof

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WatchTime tests the Omega Seamaster Ploprof, a re-edition of a classic divers’ watch from 1970 with double the original’s water-resistance and a manufacture caliber. Click here for the results, … [Read more...]


Watch Insider’s Top Ladies’ Watches: Are These the Best Ladies’ Watches of the Year?

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Many luxury brands, even those known more for their men's watches, released interesting top new ladies' watch collections, female watches and best ladies' watches in the recent months. Here, from my … [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 … [Read more...]


Buyer Beware: The Rise of Counterfeit Luxury Watches and Fake Watches

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Looking for cheap watches on the internet? Better think twice before making that purchase. In this in-depth expert advice article we explore how sales of these counterfeit watches are hurting both … [Read more...]


Fratello Friday: My Picks for Last Year’s 5 Top Watches

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It's Fratello Friday! Since 2014 started a good week ago, and this year's new watches start rolling out at the SIHH watch fair just over a week from now, I thought it was time to list my Top 5 … [Read more...]


5 Iconic Watches from the Mind of Gérald Genta

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Throughout his career, legendary watch designer Gérald Genta (1931-2011) created some of the most iconic models in the watch world, working with brands from Omega to Audemars Piguet and IWC and … [Read more...]


5 Watch Brands We’ve Seen on “Mad Men”

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As we prepare for the final episodes of AMC's hit period drama series "Mad Men" to premiere next weekend, we've decided to re-present our list of five iconic watch brands that we've identified on the … [Read more...]


Naval Gazing: WatchTime Tests The Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT

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The Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT, inspired by a vintage watch used by the Italian navy, features the brand’s P.9001 in-house movement. WatchTime put both wristwatch and caliber to the test in … [Read more...]


The Baselworld Watch Fair: 10 Things to Know

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Over the next few weeks you’ll be reading quite a bit about Baselworld. What is Baselworld exactly? Why is it so important? What happens there? Can I go? For the answers to these and more … [Read more...]


Out of This World: Reviewing the Seiko Astron GPS Watch

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The Seiko Astron, released to great fanfare in 2012, tells time by receiving GPS signals anywhere on Earth. Was it a world-beater in our test? Click here to read our in-depth review of the Seiko … [Read more...]


Comparative Watch Test: Bulgari Bulgari vs. Hermès Dressage

Bulgari Bulgari & Hermes Dressage

In this exclusive watch test feature we compare two steel automatic watches, the Bulgari Bulgari and the Hermès Dressage, from brands known for their high style. … [Read more...]


Fossil Watches Made in Switzerland? Inside Fossil’s Swiss Mission

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The fashion-watch company Fossil, a giant of the Hong Kong watch industry, is making more watches in Switzerland. Why? Norma Buchanan tells us in this feature article.  … [Read more...]


Smartwatches – Smartphones for Your Wrist (Updated with News on the new Swatch Smartwatch)

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After smartphones come the smartwatches: IT companies — and, perhaps, even some traditional watch companies — are bringing intelligent watches onto the market, and the demand for them is growing. … [Read more...]


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

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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...]


Fratello Friday: 5 Very Unusual Timepieces

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Since I started writing my thoughts and ideas about watches on my blog, Fratellowatches, I have been visiting the big watch fairs like Baselworld and the SIHH in Geneva. Sometimes, one comes across … [Read more...]


First Watch: U.S. Presidents and Their Timepieces

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As the U.S. enters a new year with a new divided government, we felt it was the perfect time to share this feature on presidents and their watches from the WatchTime archives (December 2008). Click … [Read more...]


Watch Insider: My Top 10 Swatch Watches Of The Year

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Who says we don't cover affordable watches here? In this top 10 Swatch watches article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I reveal to you my top 10 new Swatch watches from the brand's latest offerings. … [Read more...]