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8 Watch Brands That Make Their Own Metals

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We're all familiar with the most popular materials for watch cases — steel, rose gold, titanium, et cetera. But what about Rolesium, Ceragold, and Zenithium? While many watch brand take great pride in making their own cases, movements and dials, only a handful have gone the extra mile and actually invented their own materials, mostly for use in cases, but sometimes even for parts inside the watch. Many of these have come about as watch brands invested in developing new alloys in an effort to … [Read more...]

Look, Ma, No Hands: 8 Watches That Tell Time Differently

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The vast majority of watches stick to traditional hour and minute hands to display the time, but a handful of bold manufacturers use their technical prowess to find new, innovative, and often downright audacious methods to indicate the hours, minutes, and occasionally beyond. Below is a list of unusual watches that deviate from the conventional time-telling style, finding creative alternatives to hour and minute hands. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: Harry Winston Z8 Dual Time & Opus Updates

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The Z stands for Zalium, a zirconium-based alloy that is lighter and harder than titanium, and exclusive to Harry Winston. While this latest Z-series piece continues past traditions, one significant aspect is new: the movement is supplied by Blancpain, and, like Zalium, it is exclusive to Harry Winston. … [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...]

WatchTime.com: 17 Watches With Blue Dials And Straps

New York City (NY); Watchtime.com, the website of America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, puts its focus on the watch world’s hottest style trend, showcasing 17 watches with blue dials and straps: http://www.watchtime.com/blog/feeling-blue-10-watches-blue-dials-straps/ This list was compiled by Mark Bernardo, the digital media editor of WatchTime, with the help of WatchTime’s editorial staff. The article includes watches from popular brands such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, … [Read more...]

Feeling Blue: 17 Watches With Blue Dials and Straps

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One of the growing style trends seen in the watch world in the past few years — and on display at the watch shows in Switzerland and in the U.S. — is the blue-on-blue dial-strap combination. We took a look at watches unveiled at the 2013 watch fairs as well as watches released within recent years, and compiled a list of 17 timepieces from brands on the blue bandwagon. First unveiled at JCK in Las Vegas, Bremont's U-2 Blue chronometer takes its design cues from a model worn by Israeli … [Read more...]

Time is Money: The 26 Richest Swiss Watch Barons

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Each year the respected Swiss business magazine, Bilan, publishes a list of the 300 richest Swiss with a rough estimate of their fortunes. For this article in WatchTime's November-December issue, on sale now, we examined the 2013 list to see which members of the watch industry made the ranking. Here they are: … [Read more...]

A Record-Breaking Patek Philippe Highlights Top 5 Watches from Only Watch 2013

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The fifth edition of the biennial "Only Watch" auction took place over the weekend at the Hermitage Hotel in Monaco. When the final hammer fell, the auction of unique timepieces had raised 5,066,000 euros for research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and a Patek Philippe Ref. 5004T fetched the highest price ever paid for a modern wristwatch at auction. … [Read more...]

Harry Winston Ocean DualTime Monochrome

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At this year's Baselworld, watch-and-jewelry brand Harry Winston had the watch press's collective tongue wagging about its haute horlogerie creations, the Histoire de Tourbillon 4 and Opus XIII. Not to be overlooked, however, is the interesting new GMT watch in the brand's sporty Ocean collection, the Ocean Dual Time Monochrome. … [Read more...]

Big Numbers: Testing the A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk

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In this feature from our February 2010 issue, WatchTime tests A. Lange & Söhne’s mechanical digital watch, the Zeitwerk, which combines a groundbreaking design concept with classic Lange features. Photos provided by Lange and by WatchTime's Marcus Kruger. … [Read more...]

3 Standout Tourbillon Watches From Baselworld 2013

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After a few challenging economic years for the watch industry, in which some feared big-ticket haute horlogerie timepieces were on the wane, tourbillon watches came roaring back at this year's Baselworld. Here's a trio of unusual tourbillons that grabbed our attention. … [Read more...]

From WatchTime Magazine: 7 “Buzz” Watches From Baselworld 2013

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Every Baselworld has its "buzz" watches, new models that set fairgoers' tongues wagging, whether they're technologically advanced, unexpected from the brand that produced them, or a new twist on an old standby, In the current issue of Watchtime, on sale now, we spotlight seven of them in detail. Here is a glimpse of the timepieces that were the talk of the watch cognoscenti. … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s July-August Issue is On Sale Now!

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The July-August issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now, featuring our exclusive test of the Rolex Datejust II, detailed reports on the most buzzed-about new watches from Baselworld 2013, a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Jaeger-LeCoultre's Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3, tests on new watches from IWC and Tudor, and more. Click here for highlights from the issue... … [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...]

Baselworld 2013, Day 5: Arnold & Son, Bulgari, Bell & Ross, Harry Winston

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Your weary WatchTime editorial staff flew back from Baselworld yesterday, but we're still fighting through the jetlag to share with you one more batch of intriguing new timepieces introduced at the show, including Harry Winston's always-much-anticipated new Opus watch. … [Read more...]

Only Watch Auction Returns to Monaco in September

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The fifth Only Watch, a charity auction of unique timepieces, returns on September 28th, taking place once again in Monaco and conducted by Antiquorum Auctioneers. This year, 38 watch manufactures will each donate a unique piece specially created for the auction. The proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy, promoter of Only Watch with Antiquorum and the Monaco Yacht Show, in order to help finance research for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s March-April Issue is On Sale Now!

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The March-April issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and also available for the Nook, Kindle, and iPad), featuring a test of the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra GMT, a look at new watch releases from SIHH, a visit to the Swiss watchmaking village of Le Locle, the untold story of Winston Churchill's lost watch, a gallery of skeleton dials, and more. Click here for highlights from the issue... … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2013 Preview: Harry Winston’s Histoire de Tourbillon 4 (Video)

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Watch and jewelry giant Harry Winston — often the purveyor of some of the most talked-about timepieces at the annual Baselworld watch fair — has whetted our appetite for this year's offerings with a preview of one of its most complicated technical pieces, the Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 4. … [Read more...]

Video: Controlled Chaos: Harry Winston’s Opus XI

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Meet the Harry Winston Opus XI. The circles, spins and flips of carnival rides were what inspired Denis Giguet in his design of the Opus XI, unveiled last year as part of Harry Winston’s Opus series featuring offbeat watches conceived by various independent watchmakers. Every hour, on the hour, in the span of 2 or 3 seconds, the hour display – a system comprised of a multitude of wheels, pinions, arbors, bearings and tiles – disintegrates into utter chaos and then returns to order for the … [Read more...]