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Watch Wallpaper: 6 New IWC Aquatimers From SIHH 2014

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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 … [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 … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014: Watch Insider’s Top Five Sport Watches

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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...]

Facetime February 1

At Hollywood & Vine Restaurant in Disney World, Adrienne and Derek Bonner show off their watches along with Special Agent Oso. Adrienne is wearing a two-tone TAG Heuer Aquaracer Automatic, Derek is wearing TAG Heuer Aquaracer Day-Date Automatic Chronograph, and Special Agent Oso has a cool watch of his own.

Welcome to another installment of Facetime! Thanks to Derek Bonner, Jim Wurzburger, and Ahmed Sajeel for the great pictures! As always, if you would like to be featured in our weekly Facetime section, as well as on Pinterest and our other social networks, please submit a hi-res pic (at least 1mb) to photo@watchtime.com. We’ll also select the most popular weekly photos every two months and … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014 ROUNDUP: 4 DAYS, 47 WATCHES

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At last week's SIHH 2014 in Geneva, we saw and covered so many new watches, we're concerned our readers might have missed some of our live updates. To make it easier for you to see everything we covered, we've created this handy recap with links to all 47 watches we covered over the watch fair's four days. Day One: The first day of SIHH saw the introduction of Baume & Mercier's … [Read more...]

Audio: 14 Watch Executive Interviews from SIHH 2014 (Updated)

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At this year's SIHH in Geneva, I spoke with 14 important figures, from 13 luxury watch brands, about the timepieces unveiled at the show and what each brand has in store for 2014. Follow the links below to hear the audio from these interviews, all conducted for my blog, Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014: 5 New Calendar Watches

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Yesterday, we showed you a handful of possibly overlooked new chronograph watches that have made their debut at the SIHH. Another popular and versatile complication, the calendar in all of its various types, has also been well-represented this year in Geneva, whether as part of a haute horlogerie array of complications or as the main attraction, in watches from a wide variety of brands. Here are a … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014 Live Photos: Dive Into IWC’s New Aquatimer Watches

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IWC's focus at this year's SIHH, as visitors to this site and to our sister blog, Watch-Insider.com, are already aware, is its Aquatimer line of luxury dive watches, which the brand has revamped with new design elements and technical details. Click here to read about the trio of new IWC Aquatimers whose details and images were released prior to the show, and scroll down to see some of the … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014 Preview: 10 New Watches Launching at SIHH

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This year's SIHH watch fair, held in Geneva, starts on Monday. If you're a regular visitor to WatchTime.com, you've seen that several watches making their debut at SIHH have already been unveiled before the event. To prepare you for our upcoming on-site coverage of the SIHH, we're giving you a taste of watches from ten brands that we (and, perhaps, some of you) will be seeing live for the first … [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 … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014 Preview: 3 New IWC Aquatimer Watches

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In keeping with recent tradition, IWC has put its marketing focus on one watch collection for 2014. This year, it's the Aquatimer, the brand's line of divers' watches. Here are three new models in the revamped Aquatimer collection, which makes its full debut at January's SIHH watch fair. … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s January-February Issue is On Sale Now!

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The January-February issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and on Nook, Kindle, and the WatchTime app for iOS and Android), featuring in-depth watch tests of the IWC Ingenieur Automatic AMG Black Series Ceramic, Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe, and Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon NEDU, a reference guide to the watch industry's quality marks, a gallery of blue-dial beauties, and more. Click here … [Read more...]

Watch Wallpaper: 8 Calendar Watches

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Throughout the holiday season, we've been featuring reviews of various types of calendar watches, culled from a feature in our December 2010 issue. We thought you might appreciate having access to Nik Schölzel's original photos of all seven of those watches from the original story, now available as wallpaper images for your desktop. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 10 Chronographs: Are These the Best Chronographs of the Year?

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Top chronograph watches remain incredibly popular, even if most of us don't even use their signature functions. I am no exception; along with GMT/UTC functions, chronographs are one of my favorite complications. And while 2013 was not the greatest year for new top chronographs, I have compiled a top 10 list of my personal best chronographs on my blog, Watch-Insider.com. Click here for the … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Christmas List: 28 Watch Gift Ideas for Watch Lovers

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The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and many of you are probably considering buying a watch, either as a gift for a loved one or as a year-end reward for yourself. In response to the many readers of my blog, Watch-Insider.com, asking me what watch I would recommend, here are my personal selections of watches to give as gifts, all introduced this year or very recently. … [Read more...]

Facetime December 7

Dr. Cliffton Bong (left) and Chris Nguyen enjoy a meal at the historic Gulliver's Restaurant in Irvine, CA. Dr. Bong is wearing his IWC Mark XV while Chris is wearing his newly acquired IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph.

Welcome to another installment of Facetime! Thanks to Dr. Cliffton Bong, Pete Murden, and Jaipal Khaira for the great pictures! As always, if you would like to be featured in our weekly Facetime section, as well as on Pinterest and our other social networks, please submit a hi-res pic (at least 1mb) to photo@watchtime.com. We’ll also select the most popular weekly photos every two months and … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: My Top 15 World-Time Watches

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Many who travel throughout the world have to frequently re-adjust our watches for a new time zone when arriving at our destination. And those of us with friends and business associates around the globe often need to know the local time in multiple locations at once. Wearing a watch with a world-time function means that you can surf through the world's time zones instantly. Here are my top 15, from … [Read more...]

Tough Timers: 10 Watches for Extreme Conditions

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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. The Jaeger-LeCoultre … [Read more...]

Watch Review: IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month

IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month

Two weeks ago, we presented a review of Omega's DeVille Hour Vision Annual Calendar watch. This week, as we get closer to the time of year for purchasing a new calendar, we present another review of a calendar watch from WatchTime’s December 2010 issue — the IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month, with original photos by Nik Schölzel. … [Read more...]