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Watch Winders 101

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Watch winders are machines with a simple but vital task to perform for watch owners: ensuring that automatic (or self-winding) watches have sufficient energy for their clockwork drive by generating constant and steady motion. But that’s not all watch winders can do. The selection of models, sizes, designs and functions of available watch winders is as full of variety as the watch winders themselves. Watch winders can be differentiated based on their functions as well as their design (stand-up … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: My Top 10 Swatch Watches

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Who says we don't cover affordable watches here? Swatch has released its Spring/Summer 2014 catalog, and in this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I reveal to you my top 10 new Swatch watches from the brand's latest offerings. (Incidentally, some of these Swatch watches are also among the best selling models at retail. All of them are priced at 130 euros or less. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: 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 questions, read on. We’ve put together a list of 10 watch-centric FAQs, complete with images taken inside and outside the main hall, so you'll have all the basic facts about the huge show that gets under way this week.    … [Read more...]

Gucci Grammy Special Edition Interlocking Watch

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The 56th Grammy Awards, held last night in Los Angeles, inspired this week's Watch to Watch, which comes from Gucci. A partner of the Recording Academy, organizers of the Grammys, since 2010, Gucci has introduced the latest timepiece in its Gucci Grammy Special Edition Interlocking series, with a dial made of the same material as the famous Grammy Awards statuette. … [Read more...]

Around the Web: William Shatner’s Watch, The Hole-in-One Club, and More

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Welcome to this week's installment of “Around the Web.” This week, WatchTime social media maven Alan Loren updates watch aficionados with some of what else was happening in the watch world while many of us were paying attention to the news and new products from SIHH 2014. … [Read more...]

First Look: Emporio Armani’s New Mechanical Watch, the Armani Meccanico (Video)

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Following in the footsteps of brands like Hermès, Gucci, Chanel, and others, Emporio Armani has joined the growing club of fashion houses that are producing high-end watches with mechanical movements. Click here to find information on, and watch an official brand video for, the new Emporio Armani Meccanico collection, debuting this fall. … [Read more...]

5 Fashion Brands You Didn’t Know Made Men’s Mechanical Watches

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Watches bearing the names of big fashion houses tend to get written off by serious watch aficionados, who tend to think of them as only for ladies or, worse, only inexpensive pieces with quartz movements. In addition to brands like Hermes, Ralph Lauren, and Chanel, who have taken strides to establish themselves in the world of men's mechanicals, here are five other such brands that may have flown under your radar. Burberry has introduced a line of high-end watches with Swiss movements. The … [Read more...]

The Big Fix: Behind Girard-Perregaux’s Makeover

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The new Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk goes under the microscope in WatchTime's November-December issue, on sale now. In this feature from the June 2013 issue, we delve into how new Sowind Group CEO Michele Sofisti plans to cure what's been ailing that Swiss high-horology brand. … [Read more...]

Facetime August 31

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Welcome to another installment of Facetime! Thanks to Hemanth Vemanath, Raffi Jehanian, and Stan Morris 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...]

Gucci Takes the Plunge Into High Horology with New Gucci Dive Watch

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(As seen in the October issue of WatchTime.) At Baselworld, Gucci announced it will launch a new men’s watch that stands apart from the brand’s other watches. Due out next year, the Gucci Dive is an official divers’ watch, certified to adhere to ISO standard 6425. But what is most significant about it is its movement. … [Read more...]

Gucci Sync Supports Chime for Change Campaign

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Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry has selected the new Gucci Sync watch to represent Chime for Change, a campaign for women’s and girls’ empowerment founded by Gucci. From May 28th to August 31st, two models of the Gucci Sync (which stands for Social Young Network Community) will be available online at gucci.com, with 50% of the proceeds going to Chime for Change's fundraising partner, Catapult.org. Catapult is a crowdfunding platform dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women, which … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2013 Day Three: Breguet, Jaquet Droz, Girard-Perregaux, Hermès

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Day Three at the Baselworld watch fair was packed, as my WatchTime editorial colleagues and I visited a slew of big-name watch brands and had the opportunity to check out their latest offerings for 2013, including horological milestones from Breguet and Girard-Perregaux. … [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...]

Jeanrichard Launches New Collection with Captain Sully Sullenberger

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New York's Standard Hotel was the site of an elegant soirée last week, as Jeanrichard announced a partnership with hero pilot Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger for the launch of its new 1861 and Terrascope watches, part of the brand's new, streamlined collection. … [Read more...]

Girard-Perregaux and Asia Society Southern California Honor Yao Ming

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Girard-Perregaux and the Asia Society Southern California (ASSC) partnered up last week at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel to honor legendary basketball personality Yao Ming at the ASSC's 2013 Annual Gala. 
 Yao Ming, the eight-time All-Star center with the Houston Rockets who has also played on three PRC Olympic basketball team, is also an active philanthropist, not only through his foundation but also through partnering with the Special Olympics and WildAid in its quest to prevent the … [Read more...]

Fossil Goes Upscale With New Swiss-Made Watches

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Texas-based Fossil, Inc., known for its range of low-priced, mass market wristwatches and accessories, has launched a new collection of Swiss-made timepieces, the first from the brand to include Swiss movements, including some mechanicals, with prices ranging from $695 to $995. … [Read more...]

Gucci Launches New Watch for 2013 Grammy Awards

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The 55th Annual Grammy Awards will take place this weekend in Los Angeles, and for the third year in a row, Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry will release a new, Grammy-branded wristwatch to coincide with the music industry's biggest night. … [Read more...]

Gucci Collaborates with Chinese Actress Li Bingbing on Eco-Friendly Watch

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In addition to being a contributor to charities and the arts, Gucci Timepieces is also involved in environmental initiatives. The company is now collaborating with famous Chinese actress, and current face of Gucci Timepieces and Jewelery, Li Bingbing, to announce a new addition to its Bamboo collection, the eco-friendly Special Edition Li Bingbing Bamboo Timepiece and Bracelet. … [Read more...]

Gucci Timepieces Celebrates XIII Annual Latin Grammy Awards

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Gucci timepieces will continue their partnership with the the Recording Academy, and the Latin Recording Academy at this year's Latin Grammy Awards. The exclusive two-year partnership between Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry and The Latin Recording Academy began last year with the launch of a special-edition collection of timepieces and jewelry designed by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini and inspired by the eclectic world of Latin American music. … [Read more...]

The Britains are Coming: Burberry’s New Watch Collection

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Following in the footsteps of brands like Ralph Lauren, Hermès and Louis Vuitton, all of which have made moves to enhance the perception of so-called fashion watches, the British fashion house Burberry is releasing a new high-end wristwatch collection with Swiss movements, called the Britain. … [Read more...]