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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...]

Feeling Blue: 17 Watches With Blue Dials and Straps

TAG Heuer 1887 Carrera Chronograph

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 … [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...]

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...]

3 Standout Tourbillon Watches From Baselworld 2013

Chopard LUC Engine One tourbillon

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...]

7 Watch Brands That Make Their Own Metals

Rolex Yacht Master with Rolesium case

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 … [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...]

Only Watch Auction 2013 Preview: 5 Unique Timepieces

Breguet Classique Chronograph - Only Watch 2013

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...]

Look, Ma, No Hands: 7 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 watches that deviate from the conventional time-telling style, finding creative alternatives to hour and … [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...]

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

Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 4 - front

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

Harry Winston Opus XI

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, … [Read more...]

Swatch Group Acquires Harry Winston Watch & Jewelry

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The Swatch Group has added another jewel — or, more precisely, jeweler — to its crown. The Bienne, Switzerland-based company, which owns watch brands ranging from Swatch to Hamilton to Omega to Breguet, announced Monday that it is acquiring world-renowned jewelry brand Harry Winston, which in recent years has also become a bastion of high watchmaking. … [Read more...]

Antiquorum October Auction Results

Patek Philippe Ref. 5101 10-Days Tourbillon

Two weeks ago, we reported on Antiquroum's October 19th auction at the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong, with several Patek Philippe watches and a rare Harry Winston among the timepieces up for auction. The results of the auction totaled HKD 23,834,875. The highest seller was Lot 322, a  very rare Patek Philippe Ref. 5101P 10 Days Tourbillon in a platinum case, which sold for HKD 1,556,000 … [Read more...]

Patek Philippe and Harry Winston Headline Antiquorum’s October Auction

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Antiquorum, the world's leading auction house devoted to watches, will hold its fall "Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces" auction on October 19th at the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong. More than 300 timepieces will be up for bid, including several notable Patek Philippe watches and rare models from Harry Winston and Louis Vuitton. … [Read more...]

Controlled Chaos: Harry Winston’s Opus XI

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For a couple of seconds every hour, the dial looks like a mess, but then all is made clear. Meet the Harry Winston Opus XI. Click here to read WatchTime writer Martina Richter's in-depth report on the watch for our July-August issue, along with a video of how its ultra-complicated movement works. … [Read more...]

Animation Innovation: Harry Winston’s Opus 12

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Each year as Baselworld approaches, one word percolates to the top of the watch world’s collective consciousness: “Opus.” Harry Winston’s Opus pieces often outscore all others on the buzz-generator charts. This year’s Opus watch did not disappoint. It may have momentarily confused some of us, but it did not disappoint. (Click on the watch photos for wallpaper images; find pricing below.) … [Read more...]

Only Watch World Tour Runs August 30 – September 22

On September 23, the Principality of Monaco will stage the world-famous Only Watch charity watch auction. Under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II, 40 unique timepieces will be sold by leading horological auction house Antiquorum. Leading up to the auction, the featured timepieces will be on tour, visiting many of the world's leading collecting capitals. … [Read more...]

Harry Winston Midnight GMT Tourbillon for Only Watch 2011

On September 22 in Monaco, Harry Winston is taking part in the Only Watch charity auction organized by the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy (AMM), under the Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II. For this exception sale, Harry Winston has developed and produced an exclusive model: the Harry Winston Only Watch 2011 Midnight GMT Tourbillon. … [Read more...]