IWC

IWC is one of the leading watch brands. WatchTime covers IWC watches news, IWC watch reviews and tests of IWC pilot watches like the IWC Portuguese, IWC Yacht Club, IWC Mark XVI, IWC Pilot Worldtimer, IWC Spitfire, IWC Replica, IWC Top Gun, IWC Portuguese. We often publish photos of IWC watches as well as IWC pilot watch updates, with news on IWC ladies watches and IWC for men. WatchTime covers current and vintage IWC watches and IWC pilot watches.

Dive Watch Wednesday: Saturation Diving, Helium Valves, and “Extreme” Dive Watches

Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea - submerged

In the fourth part of our series on the basics of divers' watches, Diveintowatches.com explains why some dive watches have  built-in helium-release valves and why others don’t. We also explain why each type is perfectly OK, depending on the type of diving you do. … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: 7 Iconic Chronograph Watches

Rolex Daytona

In this week’s Fratello Friday, I offer up my Top Seven Iconic Chronograph Watches. If you don’t count the date feature, the chronograph is probably the most popular complication for wristwatches, as well as one of the most useful: one can find many uses for a chrono during his or her everyday life, such as timing diner preparation or in other work- or sports-related activities. … [Read more...]

Tough Timers: 10 Watches for Extreme Conditions

Breitling Emergency II Intrepid Orange dial

Mechanical watches are delicate pieces of machinery that can be thrown off kilter if the proper precautions aren't taken. Magnetic fields, extreme temperatures, and shocks are among the risks watches face. Below, in this list excerpted from a feature in WatchTime's November-December 2011 issue, we take a look at some watches designed to withstand these outside factors. … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Wednesday: The Basics of the Rotating Divers’ Watch Bezel

Seiko Marinemaster bezel submerged

In the third part of this series on the basics of divers' watches, DiveintoWatches.com takes on what is probably most distinctive element of a dive watch: the rotating bezel. … [Read more...]

Opening Acts: Testing Entry-Level Watches from Rolex, IWC, and Panerai

Rolex-IWC-Panerai trio

In this triple-feature watch test from our October 2010 issue, writer Alexander Krupp and photographer Nik Schölzel test a trio of entry-level timepieces from Rolex, IWC and Panerai that offer an entrance into the luxury-watch world for a relatively modest price. … [Read more...]

Five Affordable Luxury Watches from SIHH 2014

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At the big watch shows, the brands tend to promote their halo products – the ones with all the bells and whistles, and the highest prices. These products also tend to grab the headlines because, let’s face it, “three-hand watch” is not as sexy as “triple titanium tourbillon.”  However in the real world, most of us will not purchase the triple tourbillon. Fortunately for those of us who don't have as much dough as Pizza Hut, several brands presented new and noteworthy watches in the … [Read more...]

Press Release: WatchTime E-Special: The Watches of SIHH 2014

WatchTime E-Special - SIHH 2014 - cover

New York City (NY); America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, has published its latest E-Special, "The Watches of SIHH 2014." This digital download edition contains WatchTime's complete coverage of the new watches, trends, and industry news from the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), an exclusive annual event for the luxury watch industry, which takes place in Geneva and showcases important watch brands premiering their latest watches. … [Read more...]

Monochrome Monday: Up Close with the IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph “Le Petit Prince”

IWC Big pilot watch chronograph petit prince

When IWC opened its new boutique in Amsterdam last month, we at Monochrome Watches had a chance to get some hands-on time with the new IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph Edition "Le Petit Prince." This latest edition of the IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph features a striking blue dial and is the third edition to support the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation and its mission of battling illiteracy. … [Read more...]

6 Personalized Watches Made for World Champion Athletes

LeBron James wearing AP watch

With the 2014 NBA and NHL Finals both kicking off this week, we at WatchTime thought it would be the perfect time to re-post (with a few updates) our article on the elite fraternity of athletes who have not only won a world championship in their sports but also boast a watch made specifically for them. Here are six notable watches of champions. … [Read more...]

Need for Speed: 8 Watches Inspired by Auto Racing

2012 Blancpain L-Evolution Super Trofeo

The worlds of watchmaking and automobile racing have shared a strong connection for decades, with racing and high-performance cars often serving as a direct inspiration for watches, including classic models like the Rolex Daytona and TAG Heuer Carrera, which both turned 50 in 2013. Below we take a look at eight recently released watches with designs influenced by automobile racing. As a partner with Lamborghini in the all-Lambo Super Trofeo auto racing series, Blancpain produces a line of … [Read more...]

For Memorial Day: 5 “Tribute to the Military” Watches

Breitling Honor Flight Navitimer

The United States celebrates Memorial Day on Monday, a holiday that commemorates the fallen heroes of America's armed forces, on May 26. We decided to honor the holiday, and the men and women currently serving in the military, by showcasing five watches made especially to honor certain branches of the armed forces and those that support them. Herewith, our five "Tribute to the Military" watches. … [Read more...]

Blackout: 15 Black-on-Black Watches

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chrono

Blue-on-blue isn't the only popular watch-color trend of recent years. "All-black" watches, with ebony-colored cases, dials, and straps, have also remained popular. Nearly every watch brand, from mass-market and inexpensive to pricey and high-end, now makes at least one black-on-black model. Here are 15 watches that, like Johnny Cash and goth teens, are clad in black from top to bottom. … [Read more...]

Two New IWC Ingenieur Watches Debut

IWC Ingenieur Dual Time

While its focus was squarely on its Aquatimer divers' watches at this year's SIHH, IWC has circled back to last year's featured watch line, the Ingenieur, with two new IWC Ingenieur watches that it is launching this summer, both bearing the Ingenieur collection's revamped design codes, influenced by materials and functions used in Formula One racing. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 10 Chronograph Watches: Are These The Best Chronographs?

Cartier Montre Calibre de Cartier

Top chronograph watches remain incredibly popular, even if most of us don't even use their signature chronograph watch functions. I am no exception; along with GMT/UTC functions, chronographs are one of my favorite complications. For all chronograph fans like myself, I have compiled a top 10 list of my personal best chronographs and best chronograph watches here and on my blog, Watch-Insider.com. All watches are relatively new, either from 2013 or 2014. The list will be updated throughout the … [Read more...]

Star Time: 12 Celebrity-Branded Sports Watches

Arnold Schwarzenegger wearing Audemars Piguet

There is no shortage of celebrities, many of them celebrity athletes, who serve as "brand ambassadors" for watch brands, appearing in ads and attending events wearing their watches. However, a few of these big-name stars go the extra mile, giving input and often even becoming involved in the design process, for special watches to which they lend their own names. Below is a list of 12 sports watches from eight brands, developed in honor of, and named for, their famous representatives. … [Read more...]

5 Iconic Watches from the Mind of Gérald Genta

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

Throughout his career, legendary watch designer Gérald Genta (1931-2011) created some of the most iconic models in the watch world, working with brands from Omega to Audemars Piguet and IWC and eventually establishing an independent brand (now absorbed into Bulgari, one of his other clients) making watches under his own name. It is a testament to the influence of his designs that his watches became hallmarks of their respective brands and remain popular watch styles. Below, we take a look at … [Read more...]

Diving Into History: 6 Milestone IWC Aquatimer Watches

IWC Aquatimer Ref. 812AD (1967)

At this year's SIHH watch fair in Geneva, IWC released a slew of new models in its revamped IWC Aquatimer collection of luxury divers' watches (Click here to check them out). For fans of vintage watches — and vintage IWC watches, specifically — we've decided to highlight here five important IWC Aquatimers from the brand's history. … [Read more...]

Watch Wallpaper: 6 New IWC Aquatimers From SIHH 2014

IWC Aquatimer

IWC Schaffhausen put the focus on its Aquatimer collection of luxury divers' watches at this year SIHH watch fair in January, introducing a plethora of redesigned Aquatimer models. Most won’t be available at retail until later this year, but until then, you can adorn your desktop with these six downloadable wallpaper images of new IWC Aquatimers provided by the brand. … [Read more...]

WatchTime.com: SIHH 2014 – A list of affordable luxury watches

New York City (NY); Watchtime.com, the website of America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, presents five affordable luxury watches from the 2014 SIHH: http://www.watchtime.com/wristwatch-industry-news/watches/five-affordable-luxury-watches-from-sihh-2014/. These watches were presented in Geneva and compiled by Mike Disher, the technical editor of WatchTime. The article includes watches from IWC, Panerai, Cartier, Jaeger LeCoultre and Montblanc, all priced between $6,000 and $12,000. … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014: Watch Insider’s Top Five Sport Watches

AP ROO Chronograph 42 mm

On my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I am assembling lists of my top five watches introduced at this year's SIHH in three categories: design, innovation and, today, my favorite sports watches. Keep in mind these are listed in alphabetical order, not ranked by preference. … [Read more...]