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Dive Watch Wednesday: How Swatch Helped Rescue the Dive Watch

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The quartz watch revolution (aka "quartz crisis") of the 1970s affected not only the watch industry in general, but also, of course, the dive watch category within it. Considering the number of model launches, innovations and constant improvements to such watches in the 1960s and the first half of the '70s, the '80s and early '90s were a rather dark time for dive watches by comparison. … [Read more...]

8 Celebrity-Owned Watches That Rocked the Auction Block

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Few factors can increases the value of a vintage watch quite like its once having belonged to a celebrity. Whenever a watch owned by a famous or historic figure goes on the block at auction houses like Antiquorum and Christie's, bidding can be expected to go well beyond the estimated value. Below we look at notable "celebrity" watches, once owned by iconic entertainment and sports stars, sold at auction within the past few years. … [Read more...]

The Watches of James Bond

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He doesn’t just have a license to kill; he also has a license to tell time. Bond’s creator Ian Fleming made sure to give the world’s most famous secret agent a wristwatch in his novels. In the eleventh volume (there are a total of 14 original editions), On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, which was published in 1963, Fleming offers the reader a very precise description of this watch. James sees a “heavy Rolex Oyster Perpetual on a metal watch bracelet as he awakes in the middle of the … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s Top 10 Most Popular Watches on Pinterest

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Did you know that WatchTime has a Pinterest page with nearly 100 boards and more than 2,300 photos of watches, celebrity watch fans and other images? We've got boards devoted to categories such as divers' watches and tourbillons as well as dozens of individual brands from Rolex to Breguet to Greubel Forsey. Below, we count down the WatchTime pins that you've been clicking the most. Is one of your favorites among them? (And don't forget to visit our boards if you're still doing some early … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: What we Know About the New Omega Seamaster Launching at Baselworld 2014

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As it is every year, the watch press is being overwhelmed with previews of new watches set to be presented during Baselworld 2014. Some brands have already shown their products in all their glory, with no secrets left to unveil, while others have revealed only bits and pieces of their upcoming releases. … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: 5 Iconic Omega Watches

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Continuing my series of Omega articles for WatchTime.com, this week's Fratello Friday post focuses on five iconic Omega watches. Of course, many models from this brand could be considered iconic, but for the purposes of this list, I narrowed it down to five Omega watches that I consider most important to the brand or to the world of watches in general. … [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 present them in WatchTime magazine.     … [Read more...]

Facetime November 16

Greg McWillam and his wife Lynn Melanson rest with their dog Bella after hiking to Ripple Rock, overlooking Seymour Narrows on Vancouver Island, Canada. Greg wears his 50th Anniversary Limited Edition James Bond Omega Seamaster calibre 2507, while Lynn wears her Technomarine Cruise.

Welcome to another installment of Facetime! Thanks to Greg McWilliam, Scott Jones, and Matthew Yehiel 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 present them in WatchTime magazine.     … [Read more...]

Fans of Omega watches get the inside story on the mission to build the best dive watch ever

New York City, NY – The most recent James Bond movie, Skyfall, delivered a host of new fans to the Swiss company behind the Omega Seamaster watch. But true fans know that there’s much more to Omega than Bond, James Bond. Aficionados, both new and longtime, can now read the real story of Omega watches, James Bond, and Omega’s passion for professional divers’ watches in an exclusive article, Omega Watches: From the Seamaster to the Omega PloProf to the Omega Skyfall. This article, from … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: My Top 5 Favorite Divers’ Watches

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Admittedly, I do not dive. In fact – and this has been a secret until now – it took me a lot of effort to even get my swimming diploma when I was a young boy. For my parents, this must have been hell; I hated water and didn’t want to be near it. Things have changed a bit, however. Although I am still not much of a swimmer, I do like to take a plunge in the pool when I am on holiday. And being a watch enthusiast, and a very modest collector, I like to have the right watch on my wrist when I … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: 8 Watches for Friday the 13th

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This week, Fratello Friday falls on a Friday the 13th. For the occasion, I thought it would be fun to highlight eight watches that have the number ‘13’ in their reference number — admittedly, an unusual method for generating a list of watches, and the results were somewhat surprising; before I started searching for "13" in the strings of characters that make up watch reference numbers, I didn't know what would pop up. … [Read more...]

Facetime July 20

Jerry Tamilia and son Alec Tamilia on a Royal Caribbean cruise in the southern Caribbean en route to St. Kitts. Jerry is wearing an IWC Seven Days Power Reserve Ref. IW500109, and Alec is wearing a Citizen EcoDrive Endeavor CA0440-51E.

Welcome to another installment of Facetime! Thanks to Jerry Tamilia, Steven Sion, and Hector Martinez 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 present them in WatchTime magazine.         … [Read more...]

Omega Watches: From the Seamaster to the Omega PloProf to the Omega Skyfall

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Omega Watches: From the Seamaster to the Omega PloProf to the Omega Skyfall Omega, James Bond and the quest to create the best dive watch ever Dear Omega Watches Fan, The history of Omega watches is about more than just calibers and complications. It’s about the quest to create the best dive watch for professional and military divers as well as for James Bond. Omega has answered that challenge with its now-iconic Seamaster model, introduced in 1957. It’s about the new passion for … [Read more...]

Where the Rolex Submariner, Rolex Explorer 1, Rolex Sky-Dweller and other Rolex Men’s Watches Were Born

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A Rolex Insider Report: Where the Rolex Submariner, Rolex Explorer 1, Rolex Sky-Dweller and other Important Rolex Men’s Watches Were Born Curious about Rolex men’s watches? This is a must-read! Discover the pedigrees of the Rolex Submariner, Rolex Explorer I, and Rolex Sky-Dweller, along with an exclusive WatchTime test of the Explorer I, in this FREE Special Report! Whether you’re an avid collector of Rolex watches, or a budding connoisseur looking to learn more about them, this … [Read more...]

Omega Adds PGA Champion Rory McIlroy

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Omega has announced its newest ambassador, pro golfer and PGA champion, Rory McIlroy. … [Read more...]

Million Dollar Club 2012: Watch Advertising at All-Time High

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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...]

Video: Omega DeVille Chronograph Co-Axial Calibre 9301

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In a year when Omega has introduced a slew of very high-profile timepieces tied to major events that it sponsors — the London Olympics, the new James Bond film, Golf’s Ryder cup — watch aficionados might have thus far overlooked one of the Swiss brand’s most strikingly elegant new releases for 2012, the new De Ville Chronograph — powered by manufacture Caliber 9301, with Omega’s now-famous co-axial escapement, and outfitted in a rose-gold case and of-the-moment blue dial and … [Read more...]

Omega Introduces Online Video Manuals

Omega is branching out its customer service with a recently launched series of video manuals. Each video features a 3D animation voiced by Omega specialist Julian Lichtsteiner, explaining how to perform tasks like setting the time and date, adjusting the time zone, and operating the chronograph. In addition, the videos go into detail about special features of particular Omega timepieces, such as rotating bezels, helium escape valves, and Super-LumiNova dials. Available on the Omega website … [Read more...]

Rare James Bond and Paul Newman Rolexes Up for Auction at Antiquorum

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What do Paul Newman, James Bond, and Jean-Claude Killy have in common? In addition to being pop-culture icons, each is famously associated with a particular model of Rolex watch. And each of these models will be represented this week at Antiquorum's auction of vintage and modern timepieces. … [Read more...]

“Skyfall” Omega Watch Auctioned for $254,273

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The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean worn by Daniel Craig in “Skyfall,” the latest in the James Bond franchise (celebrating its 50th anniversary this year), was sold for $254,273 at Christie's in London on Friday, October 5th, with all proceeds going towards Orbis, a non-profit organization that provides eye care in developing nations. … [Read more...]

Omega DeVille Chronograph Co-Axial Calibre 9301

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In a year when Omega has introduced a slew of very high-profile timepieces tied to major events that it sponsors — the London Olympics, the new James Bond film, Golf's Ryder cup — watch aficionados might have thus far overlooked one of the Swiss brand's most strikingly elegant new releases for 2012, the new De Ville Chronograph — powered by manufacture Caliber 9301, with Omega's now-famous co-axial escapement, and outfitted in a rose-gold case and of-the-moment blue dial and … [Read more...]

Omega Releases New James Bond Seamaster “Skyfall” Limited Edition (Video)

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You knew it was coming... as inevitable as James Bond seducing a femme fatale and ordering a shaken-not-stirred martini, Omega has launched its latest limited-edition Seamaster watch in anticipation of this fall's long-awaited new Bond film, Skyfall. … [Read more...]

Bérénice Marlohe is OMEGA’s Newest Brand Ambassador

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The newest Bond girl, Bérénice Marlohe, is now the newest brand ambassador for Omega. The half-French half-Cambodian actress portrays Séverine in SKYFALL, the James Bond film to be released in November. Marlohe also participated in the opening of Omega's Venice boutique. … [Read more...]

Revisiting a Divers’ Classic: The Rolex Submariner

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Rolex released a new version of its Submariner Date watch in 2010, in a steel case with a ceramic bezel. We test that watch in our March-April issue, on newsstands now. But did you know that the Rolex Submariner has been around for almost 60 years, and has been worn not only by professional divers but also by such luminaries as Steve McQueen, Fidel Castro, and Sean Connery (as James Bond)? Click below for our in-depth history of this popular diver's watch. … [Read more...]

James Bond 007 50th Anniversary Collector’s Piece

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To celebrate fifty years of James Bond films, Omega is releasing a special update of the popular Seamaster Diver 300m James Bond watch which has been worn by 007 in every adventure since GoldenEye. The James Bond 007 50th Anniversary Collector's Piece has been created in two sizes, 41 mm and 36.25 mm. Find wallpaper images inside. … [Read more...]

The Birth of the Modern Dive Watch A Conversation with Cpt. Robert Maloubier

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Captain Robert Maloubier’s life story reads like an action thriller that makes James Bond look like a milquetoast, and his exploits launched a chain of events that would result in the creation of the mechanical diver’s watch as we know it today. This is his story. … [Read more...]

Gentlemen’s Holiday Gift Guide 2010

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Still seeking the right gift for the watch aficionados and other men of discerning taste on your shopping list? Check out WatchTime’s lineup of luxurious items and accessories for some last-minute ideas. … [Read more...]

James Bond Weekend Coming September 10 and 11

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The James Bond Enthusiast Weekend is part of the first-ever "Bond Watches, James Bond Watches" exhibition at the National Watch & Clock Museum in Columbia, PA. The display includes the widest selection of 007-related watches ever assembled. Highlighting the exhibit is the only known Rolex owned and worn by Bond creator Ian Fleming - believed to be his reference for the original, literary James Bond wristwatch. … [Read more...]

NAWCC Presents James Bond Enthusiast Weekend September 10 & 11

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Mark your calendars for the weekend of September 10-11 when a special James Bond Enthusiasts Weekend will be held at the National Watch and Clock Museum in Columbia, PA. Attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite James Bond character, and prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. … [Read more...]

Celebrity Watches by Vincent Daveau: Tracking Trendsetters Through Time

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Newly released Celebrity Watches traces well-known and obscure connections between leading watch brands and their famous owners. From Napoleon to Steve McQueen and Einstein to Shaq, the author, a Paris-based watch journalist, chronicles the intersections between brand history and celebrity. … [Read more...]