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Watch Wallpaper: 12 Skeleton Watches

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Growing fascination with the inner workings of mechanical watches has sparked a boom in skeletonized looks. Scroll down to download wallpaper images of skeleton watches from Breguet, Cartier, Omega, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget, and many other skeletonized watches from 12 luxury brands, to decorate your desktop. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: Hermès Dressage L’Heure Masquée

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Many of us wondered what Hermès would do for an encore to its innovative Le Temps Suspendu watch from a few years ago. The brand answered our question this year with its introduction of the Hermès Dressage L'Heure Masquée, which boasts a new proprietary movement with a clever "hidden hours" complication. … [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...]

Watch Insider’s Top 15 Ladies’ Watches: Are These the Best Ladies’ Watches of the Year?

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra thin Duoface

Many luxury brands, even those known more for their men's watches, released interesting new ladies' watch collections, female watches and top ladies' watches in the recent months. Here, from my blog Watch-Insider.com, are my personal choices for the best watches for women, most beautiful ladies' timepieces, top ladies' watches and best ladies' watches presented in 2013 and 2014 so far. A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Automatic This is what I would call an understated luxury object in terms … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014: Richard Mille RM 63-01 Dizzy Hands

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From time to time, Watchmakers like to free us from the temporal demands our timepieces can place upon us, because every now and then, we all need to lose track of time. In years gone by, independent watchmakers Andreas Strehler and Thomas Prescher created wristwatches that told time only on demand - to learn the current time, you had to press a button. In 2011, Hermès gave us Le Temps Suspendu, which kept time until the  press of a button caused time to stop. This year, Richard Mille adds his … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014: Watch Insider Previews New Parmigiani Bugatti Watches

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The 2014 SIHH starts today... here from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, are specs, photos, and illustrations of one new more watch whose details have been released prior to the fair, the Parmigiani Bugatti Aérolithe. Back in 2000, Parmigiani and Bugatti began, as both companies refer to it, an association of two families. Since then, the Fleurier-based Parmigiani watch brand has collaborated with the luxury automaker to design and produce several outstanding timepieces. The new Bugatti … [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...]

Time is Money: The 26 Richest Swiss Watch Barons

Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek Jr.

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...]

Watch Insider: Hermès Unveils its First Tourbillon Watch

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Up until very recently, Hermès was known more as a fashion brand than as a purveyor of haute horlogerie. However, its watchmaking subsidiary, La Montre Hermès, has been challenging those assumptions as of late with many of its new watches and proprietary movements, and has now released its first tourbillon watch, called the Arceau Lift. … [Read more...]

La Montre Hermès CEO Luc Perramond: The WatchTime Q&A

Luc Perramond, CEO of Hermes watches

Luc Perramond, CEO of La Montre Hermès, the watchmaking division of the famed French fashion house, is on a mission to elevate Hermès timepieces to a higher level of manufacturing self-sufficiency and horological mastery. Last year, the first Hermès watches with proprietary mechanical movements made their debut at Baselworld, and Perramond has been very busy since then. … [Read more...]

Parmigiani Celebrates Brazil Soccer with New CBF Watch Collections

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When Brazil's CBF soccer team defeated reigning world champ Spain 3-0 in the Confederation Cup final on June 30, they had at least one Swiss watch company in their cheering section: Parmigiani Fleurier, which became the team's official watch partner in 2011. At this year's SIHH, Parmigiani introduced four new watches in two collections inspired by the team and the nation of Brazil. … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s July-August Issue Now on Nook & Kindle

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For all our tablet readers: the July-August issue is now available on the Nook and Kindle! The latest issue of WatchTime features tests of the IWC Ingenieuer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month and the Hermes Arceau Le Temps Suspendu, as well as a look at the making of Jaeger-LeCoultre's Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3. The Kindle version can be purchased at Amazon’s Kindle store, and on Kindle devices and apps, for $8.95 or for a subscription of $3.33 a month, with the first … [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...]

Back is Beautiful: 13 New Watch Wallpaper Images

Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph

In WatchTime's July-August issue, on sale next week, we present the latest edition in our popular series of "Back is Beautiful" photo features, offering a gallery of fine mechanical watches that are as dazzling through the caseback as they are on the wrist. Click here to download all 13 photos as wallpaper for your desktop. … [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

Top Four Watch Advertisers 2012

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...]

Parmigiani Adds New Tourbillon to Its Pershing Collection

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Parmigiani Fleurier, the boutique brand founded by master watchmaker Michel Parmigiani, has added a new limited-edition watch, called the Tourbillon Abyss, to its collection of Pershing timepieces, established in 2007 in a partnership with the prestigious Italian yacht manufacturer. … [Read more...]

The Atmos Hermes Clock

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Hermes, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and Les Cristalleries de St. Louis have combined their watchmaking and glassmaking expertise to produce the Atmos Hermes Clock, a table clock that "lives on air." Housed in a crystal sphere, the mechanism developed by Jaeger-LeCoultre is powered by a hermetically sealed capsule containing a mixture of gases that expands when the temperature rises and contracts when it drops. Connected to the mainspring of the clock, the capsule acts like a pair of bellows, constantly … [Read more...]

Leather and Lugs: The Making of a Hermès Watch Strap

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Watch straps usually play second fiddle to the watches they hold in place. Not at La Montre Hermès, which takes its leather goods as seriously as it does its watchmaking. In this feature from the WatchTime archives, Gisbert Brunner explores how a fine leather watch strap is crafted. … [Read more...]