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Hublot Opens its Second Manufacture


This week, Hublot officially inaugurated its second manufacture building in Nyon, Switzerland, which will increase not only the amount of space devoted to watchmaking but also the brand's … [Read more...]

The Story of the Hublot Ferrari Watch and a Profile of Jean-Claude Biver

WatchTime's Spotlight: Hublot

  With the two exclusive feature stories in this compilation, WatchTime shines its Spotlight on the world of Hublot watches. The first story, by watch historian Gisbert L. Brunner, explores … [Read more...]

Power Play: Reviewing the Hublot King Power Unico All Black

Hublot King Power Unico All Black

With the launch of its Unico movement, Hublot became a manufacture. In this in-depth review we find out how the Unico performs inside the brand's King Power Unico All Black. Scroll down to read the … [Read more...]

TAG Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver: Our Exclusive Baselworld Q&A

Jean-Claude Biver - TAG Heuer CEO

Jean-Claude Biver has been quick to action as the new CEO at TAG Heuer – restructuring the brand, introducing new Carrera models, announcing an exceptionally economical tourbillon watch, and soon, … [Read more...]

Fratello Classics: 8 Watches for Friday the 13th

Rolex GMT-Master

As we all try to survive another Friday the 13th, I thought it would be fun to re-post this "Fratello Friday" article highlighting eight watches that have the number ‘13’ in their reference … [Read more...]

Audio: Watch Insider Interviews 10 Watch-Brand VIPs at Baselworld 2014

Linz and Omega's Urquhart

Our "Watch Insider," Alexander Linz, had a busy Baselworld 2014, running around to photograph new products and interview some of the watch world's biggest movers and shakers. Below you'll find links … [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 we examined the list for you to see which … [Read more...]

Hublot Breaks Ground on Its New Manufacture

Hublot Manufacture groundbreaking - Biver & Guadalupe

To accommodate its continued growth, and to further assist in the verticalization of its watch production, Hublot began construction of a second building that will more than double the surface area of … [Read more...] SIHH 2014 – 11 interviews with Watch Brand VIPs

New York City (NY);, the website of America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, presents eleven audio interviews from the week of the 2014 SIHH: … [Read more...]

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


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 … [Read more...]

Hear What 16 Prominent Watch Execs Said About Baselworld 2013


WatchTime contributor Alexander Linz was hard at work at Baselworld, conducting interviews with several CEOs and representatives of major watch brands, discussing their latest watches and other … [Read more...]

Hublot Launches “Jeans” Watch Collection


Based on an idea by jeweler and hotelier Tina Zegg, Hublot has launched a collect of denim-inspired "Jeans" watches. … [Read more...]

World Boxing Council Honors Hublot Chairman


Not long after Hublot and the World Boxing Council (WBC) joined forces in September to auction off 12 watches signed by boxing legends, the WBC Board of Governors voted Hublot chairman Jean-Claude … [Read more...]

Hublot Auctions 12 Unique King Power Watches Signed by Boxing Legends


On Saturday night, Las Vegas's Bellagio Hotel and Casino  played host to an unprecedented gathering of legendary boxing champions, as they joined the World Boxing Council (WBC) and Swiss watch brand … [Read more...]

Sneak Peek: Hublot’s Limited-Edition Watch for Legendary Boxers


Tonight, Hublot unveils a series of 12 watches, each a unique piece with the signature of one of 12 legendary boxers, at a gala event at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The watches — King Power models … [Read more...]

Football Fever: Hublot Launches New King Power FC Bayern Munich

Hublot's Jean-Claude Biver with FC Bayern Munich jersey

There is probably no greater soccer fan than Hublot chairman Jean-Claude Biver, and the brand has reflected it: in 2011 it introduced the King Power Red Devil Manchester United, a limited-edition … [Read more...]

Hublot Boutique in Budapest


 After openings in Aruba and Seoul in the past two months, Hublot has now opened a boutique in the Hungarian capital of Budapest. The boutique covers an area of 120 square metres, comprising a ground … [Read more...]

Running Time: Olympic Hero Usain Bolt Gets His Own Hublot Watch

Usain Bolt with Hublot watch

Jamaican sprinter Usain "Lightning" Bolt became known as the world's fastest man back in 2008, when he won a gold medal and set new Olympic records at the summer games in Beijing. Now, as Bolt … [Read more...]

Hard Timers: How Hublot Conjured its Magic Gold

Hublot Big Bang Ferrari MagicGold

The Hublot brand is known for its use of unusual materials, including cermet (a mix of ceramic and metal), tungsten, and something the brand named “Hublonium” (an alloy of magnesium and aluminum). … [Read more...]

Dominique Loiseau on Girard-Perregaux: The WatchTime Q&A

Watchmaker Dominique Loiseau

French-born watchmaker Dominique Loiseau first caught the attention of watch collectors in the 1980s, the great wasteland years of the mechanical watch industry when quartz ruled the watch-world … [Read more...]

Hublot Chosen as Swiss Watch Partner for World Expo 2012


Hublot has announced that it has been selected by Presence Switzerland in the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) to be the watch partner of the Swiss Pavilion at the World Expo 2012, … [Read more...]

Hublot Launches New Big Bang Ferrari


Hublot chairman Jean-Claude Biver’s appreciation for speed is evident not only in his choice of partner for the Swiss watch brand’s latest collaborative venture — the Italian sportscar icon … [Read more...]

Michael Margolis to be American President of Girard-Perregaux and JeanRichard


The Sowind Group, parent company of the Swiss luxury watch brands Girard-Perregaux and JeanRichard, has announced the appointment of Michael Margolis to its team as the new President of America. … [Read more...]

Jean-Claude Biver Steps Down as Hublot CEO; Ricardo Guadalupe Named Successor


Hublot has announced that Jean-Claude Biver stepped down as CEO effective January 1. Hublot Managing Director Ricardo Guadalupe was named Biver's successor. The transition has been planned for some … [Read more...]

Big Bang Baller: WatchTime Talks to NBA Star and Hublot Ambassador Dwyane Wade


In November, shortly before the end of the NBA lockout, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade joined Hublot at the opening of the Swiss brand’s new boutique in Bal Harbor, Florida to introduce his own Hublot … [Read more...]

Hublot Celebrates United States Liberty Medal Award


The Liberty Medal is given to men and women of courage and conviction who strive to secure liberty to people around the globe. Past recipients include Nelson Mandela, Shimon Peres, Stephen Spielberg, … [Read more...]

Hublot Oceanographic 4000


In association with the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, Hublot unveils the first diver's watch able to withstand the pressure exerted at a depth of 4,000 meters, or about 13,120 feet. Hublot describes … [Read more...]

Hublot Opens Flagship Boutique in Beverly Hills


Hublot has opened its first boutique in the Western United States in Beverly Hills, California. The boutique is located in the heart of the city’s most prestigious shopping district, on Brighton Way … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s April App Now Available in iTunes


In this issue we test watches from Rolex, Omega and TAG Heuer, and we take you inside COSC. Our 27-page report on the Geneva Fairs includes business analysis and 55 new watches. We profile Roland … [Read more...]

Hublot Opens on Madison Avenue, and D-Wade Joins the Family


It's only Wednesday and it has already been a busy week for Hublot. The brand's new boutique at 692 Madison Ave. in Manhattan is open for business, and Dwayne Wade has joined the brand as an … [Read more...]