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Look, Ma, No Hands: 10 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 even other functions. 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...]

“Sound” Investments: 10 Notable Minute Repeaters and Chiming Watches

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One of the most difficult watch complications to produce, a minute repeater transforms a watch from mere timekeeping device to miniature music box. Below we take a look at 10 minute repeaters — and other, even more sophisticated chiming watches — that are more than just bells and whistles. … [Read more...]

Monochrome Monday: A Look at New HYT H1 and HYT H2 Watches

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HYT, the so-called "Hydro Mechanical Horologists," introduced quite a few color variations at this year’s Baselworld watch fair. Both the H1 and the H2 collection have been expanded with various metals, with and without coating, used for the cases, and various colors of fluids to indicate the hours. Here are two that we've covered on Monochrome-watches.com: the H1 'Iceberg," a variation on the H1 with a white-and-ice-blue color combination, the coolest version of the H1 collection; and the HYT … [Read more...]

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...]

Baselworld 2014: HYT H2 Tells Time with Blue Fluid

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Last year HYT launched the H2, the brand’s latest in hydro-mechanical timepiece. This year we’re treated to new aesthetic enhancements, including a striking new model with blue blood in its veins. For the uninitiated, HYT uses fluids and complex micro-mechanical control systems to tell time in an entirely unique way. Let’s dive in. … [Read more...]

WatchTime.com’s Top 10 Watch Videos of the Year

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We've added a lot more videos to Watchtime.com over the past year, and lots of you have noticed. The videos — most created and provided by some of the top watch brands — have become one of the most popular features on the site. As we begin a New Year, we're looking at our most popular videos of 2013. Below we count down your favorite watch videos ranked by page views. Click on each to watch the full video. 10. Inside the HYT H2 HYT's H2 expands the timekeeping system of its debut … [Read more...]

Around the Web: 4 Stories You Should Read This Week

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In this first installment of "Around the Web," WatchTime social media maven Alan Loren updates watch aficionados with what we thought were some of the most interesting watch-related stories and news tidbits of the past two weeks, culled from the websites of your favorite brands as well as some of the most popular watch blogs and lifestyle media. Here's what caught our eye on the web this week, with updates on Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Omega and Art Basel. … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: 5 More 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 some very odd-looking watches at these fairs — watches that perhaps should not be defined as watches, but as mechanical art or — as MB&F's Maximilian Büsser puts it — horological machines. … [Read more...]

Video: Inside the HYT H2

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In WatchTime's September-October issue, on sale August 27, our editorial team compiles a blockbuster selection of 60+ new watches from Baselworld 2013. One of the featured timepieces is the H2, the latest innovation from the "hydromechanical horologists" at HYT. Click here to see an HD video showing the workings of this unusual timepiece. … [Read more...]

Video: HYT Unveils H2

HYT, the "hydro mechanical horologists," made waves at last year's Baselworld fair with its H1 watch, which displays time via two liqiuds flowing through tubes. HYT has just released a first look at the H1's successor, the H2, which will be shown at Baselword 2013 later this month. Click below to watch the teaser video for the H2. Receive all the blog posts and breaking news from WatchTime for free! Sign up to our free daily alert and get all the news delivered to your inbox. … [Read more...]

Seconds City: Exploring La Chaux-de-Fonds

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In our March-April issue, on sale now on newsstands and for the iPad, Norma Buchanan visits the Swiss watchmaking town of Le Locle. In this feature story from our June 2009 issue, Buchanan journeys to another cradle of Swiss horology, La Chaux-de-Fonds, a town that is still, as Karl Marx described it a century and a half ago, “one giant watch factory.” … [Read more...]

SIHH Preview: Piaget Unveils its First Minute Repeater

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Piaget has announced the launch of its first minute repeater timepiece, set to debut at next month's SIHH watch fair in Geneva. In the brand's tradition of historically thin watches and mechanical movements, the new watch sets another record for slenderness in its category: only 4.8 mm thick for the caliber and only 9.4 mm for the case. … [Read more...]

HYT Introduces WISeAuthentic Service

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Watch brand HYT, famous for its hydropowered H1 watch, has introduced yet another technological innovation, the WISeAuthentic Service. With this new service, each HYT watch comes with a digital warranty card containing a unique and non-forgeable digital certificate stored in a crypto chip, as a reader for the card. HYT watch owners can now authenticate their watches securely online. … [Read more...]

TAG Heuer Takes Top Prize at 12th Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix

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The prize-giving ceremony of the 12th annual Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix (GPHG) — the luxury-watch world's version of Oscar night — took place at the Grand Théâtre de Genève on November 15. This year, it was TAG Heuer's high-tech Mikrogirder model that took home the prestigious Aiguille d'Or grand prize. … [Read more...]

Hanhart Heads West

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In this feature from our current issue, we profile Hanhart, a Swiss-German company known mostly in Europe — and mostly for its stopwatches — and its plans to bring its wristwatches to the United States. … [Read more...]

F.P. Journe and HYT Win Awards

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At the European Watch of the Year event, held at the London May Fair Hotel on October 2nd, 2012, F.P. Journe won the "Best Men's Watch 2012" award for its Chronomètre Souverain.The Chronomètre Souverain is insipired by early 19th-century marine chronometry, including a twin-barrel movement for precision timekeeping. We tested this watch earlier this year. Read our results here. … [Read more...]

Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Tourbillon Micro-Rotor

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Corum has added a tourbillon model to its yachting-inspired Admiral's Cup collection of watches — specifically, a tourbillon with automatic winding via a microrotor — a timepiece whose steel-case version retails for under $50,000. The Admiral's Cup Legend 42 Tourbillon Micro-Rotor has a 42-mm-diameter case and the 12-sided bezel, with 12 nautical pennants indicating the hours, which has become familiar to fans of the Admiral's Cup line, first introduced by Corum in 1960. The case has … [Read more...]

The Latest FaceTime Photos

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Dear WatchTime readers, thank you very much for continuing to send us photos of yourselves wearing your favorite watches in all kinds of interesting places and situations! Here are some of the latest we've received. If you'd like to see yourself and your timepiece here, email us a high-res photo, along with a descriptive caption, to photo@watchtime.com. The best photos will also be selected for our Facetime category in the next issue of WatchTime magazine. … [Read more...]

Hydromechanical Horology: Inside the New HYT H1, continued

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A proprietary movement powers the display. The movement generates .7 Newton meters (Nm) of force, and is capable of producing 1.2 Nm, thanks to one of the most powerful mainsprings available. Chronode solved the problem of how to move liquid at a uniform pace by replacing the hour hand with a snail cam that operates the pistons, which in turn compress the bellows. These bellows can be seen on the watch face above 6 o’clock. While the first compresses, the second expands, and vice versa, … [Read more...]

Hydromechanical Horology: Inside the New HYT H1

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One of the most talked-about timepieces of the 2012 Baselworld watch fair was the HYT H1, an unusual-looking watch that indicates the time by means of two liquids — one green, one clear — that flow through a tiny tube along a peripheral hours scale. WatchTime technical editor Mike Disher explores the technology behind the watch and its movement, and we provide wallpaper images, prices, and an informative video. … [Read more...]

Jaeger-LeCoultre Presents Duomètre à Quantième Lunaire Limited Edition

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Jaeger-LeCoultre's Duomètre à Quantième Lunaire has won numerous awards and been heralded by collectors and enthusiasts, and today the manufacture in Le Sentier announces that this timepiece will be offered in a limited series of 200 pieces in white gold with a matte black dial. Find complete details, pricing and wallpaper inside. … [Read more...]

Basel Preview: Corum Admiral’s Cup Minute Repeater Tourbillon 45

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Admiral's Cup, Corum is launching the Admiral’s Cup Minute Repeater Tourbillon 45. The movement, caliber CO 010, took 12 of Corum's best watchmakers 2 years to develop. Corum wanted to avoid the traditional slide to wind the repeater, fearing that on a sporty watch, it might catch on something and damage the mechanism. The solution was to wind the repeater via the bezel. … [Read more...]