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Watch Review: Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual

Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual

The latest in our end-of-year series on calendar watches, excerpted from a feature in WatchTime’s December 2010 issue, is our review of the Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, which combines a perpetual calendar with a second time zone. Click here to read the article and see original photos by Nik Schölzel. … [Read more...]

Louis Moinet: Rewriting Chronograph History

Louis Moinet 1815 Chronograph - front

The Swiss watch brand Louis Moinet has unveiled an artifact that may change how we look at the history of timekeeping — a timekeeping device from the early 19th century, invented by the brand's namesake, that may be the first chronograph ever created. … [Read more...]

Baselworld Preview: Ulysse Nardin’s Musical Stranger

Ulysse Nardin Stranger

Ulysse Nardin is no stranger (pardon the pun) to complicated watches with chiming mechanisms, having already released its Carnival of Venice minute repeater this year. Its latest such timepiece melds horological savoir faire with Rat Pack cool: the Ulysse Nardin Stranger chimes the melody of the iconic 1966 Sinatra song, "Strangers in the Night" on the hour or on demand. … [Read more...]

Seconds City: Exploring La Chaux-de-Fonds

La Chaux-de-Fonds_Inside_Museum

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...]

New Moons: Ulysse Nardin Introduces Classico Luna Collection

Ulysse Nardin Classico Luna gold

Ulysse Nardin has once again utilized the expertise of watchmaker Ludwig Oechslin — the creative mind behind the brand's groundbreaking Trilogy of Time astronomical timepieces —  to launch an entirely new family of watches with innovative moon-phase complications called Classico Luna. The movement Oechslin and UN developed for the Classico Luna, Caliber UN-829, draws its inspiration from that of the Ulysse Nardin Moonstruck limited edition, whose hallmark was its realistic depiction of … [Read more...]

Zenith Annual Calendar


Zenith's new Captain Winsor Annual Calendar brings together two notable watchmaking achievements: the elegantly simple annual calendar complication designed by Ludwig Oechslin, curator of the Musée International d’Horlogerie (MIH), and Zenith's famous 36,000 vph in-house El Primero chronograph. This piece marks the start of a collaboration between the MIH and the Manufacture Zenith. The movement begins with Zenith's El Primero automatic chronograph movement, produced by the manufacture … [Read more...]

Zenith Captain Winsor Annual Calendar Chronograph


Zenith's new Captain Winsor Annual Calendar brings together two notable watchmaking achievements: the elegantly simple annual calendar complication designed by Ludwig Oechslin, curator of the Musée International d’Horlogerie (MIH), and Zenith's famous 36,000 vph in-house El Primero chronograph. Find the details, along with pricing and wallpaper, inside. … [Read more...]

The Ship’s New Captain: Ulysse Nardin’s Patrik Hoffmann


On April 14, one of the giants of the modern watch industry, Ulysse Nardin’s Rolf Schnyder, passed away unexpectedly. Schnyder transformed a small company known for marine chronometers into an innovative manufacturer producing groundbreaking timepieces. Following Schnyder’s passing, vice-president Patrik Hoffmann was appointed CEO. We go inside Schnyder's last days, we look at the transition, and we trace the rise of Ulysse Nardin’s new captain. … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s August Issue on Newsstands Now


Last week our iPad app became available in iTunes, and this week the print edition hits newsstand shelves. In this issue, Gisbert Brunner goes inside Patek's new 5270; we test watches from Cartier and Zenith; we present 40 new watches from Baselworld; we profile watchmaking legend Ludwig Oechslin, and much, much more. Click here to learn more, and be sure to look for WatchTime at Barnes & Noble, Hudson News, Borders, and other fine book and magazine retailers. … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s August iPad App is Now Available


In this issue we take an in-depth look at one of the most important watches of the year, Patek Philippe's new reference 5270 perpetual calendar chronograph with in-house movement. We test Zenith’s Captain Grande Date Moonphase and the Cartier Calibre de Cartier with the brand's first in-house automatic movement. Our Baselworld review presents 40 new watches and Joe Thompson's Baselworld business analysis. Our profile of watchmaking genius Ludwig Oechslin includes an exclusive audio excerpt in … [Read more...]

Visual Quiz: Famous Faces


You know their watches, but would you recognize them on the street? We've lined up images of 15 well-known watchmakers to test your facial recognition skills. So get your keyboards and pencils ready and see how many you can identify. As always, the answers are revealed at the end. Good luck! … [Read more...]

Jean-Claude Biver Receives 2010 Entrepreneurship Gaia Award


On September 16, Hublot CEO Jean-Claude Biver received the "2010 Entrepreneurship" Gaia Award for "his career as a whole and his qualities as a visionary businessman and marketing genius". The award ceremony was held at the La Chaux-de-Fonds International Watchmaking Museum, and the award was presented by Dr. Ludwig Oechslin, Chairman of the Jury and Curator of the Museum. … [Read more...]

12 Faces of Time Book Signing At Baselworld


Author Elizabeth Doerr and photographer Ralf Baumgarten will be signing copies of Doerr's new book Twelve Faces of Time during Baselworld. Joining them will be 11 of the watchmakers featured in the book: Philippe Dufour, Vianney Halter, Felix Baumgartner, Thomas Prescher, Volker Vyskocil, Paul Gerber, Beat Haldimann, Dr. Ludwig Oechslin, Kari Voutilainen, Roger Smith, and François-Paul Journe. The signing will take place March 20 and 21 at 2 p.m. at the Messeplatz, directly in front of Hall … [Read more...]

Lange Zeitwerk Takes Top Honor at 2009 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève


The A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk received the L’Aiguille d’Or Grand Prize at the 2009 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève. More than 1500 people attended the event, held at the Grand Théâtre. Launched in May, the Zeitwerk is the new face of Lange, and the manufacturer calls it the most important launch since the Lange 1 in 1994. … [Read more...]

La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle Earn World Heritage Site Status


Swiss watchmaking centers La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle have been named UNESCO World Heritage sites. The neighboring towns, with populations of about 37,000 and 10,000 respectively, are located in the canton of Neuchâtel. Many leading watch brands have headquarters or manufacturing facilities in the area, including TAG Heuer, Breitling, Girard-Perregaux, Ulysse Nardin, Corum, Ebel, Patek Philippe, Cartier, and Jaquet Droz. La Chaux-de-Fonds is also home to the Musée International … [Read more...]

12 FACES OF TIME Profiles Top Watchmakers


The mood was refreshingly festive inside a packed pavilion in front of Hall 1 at Basel as luminaries from the world of watches gathered to celebrate Elizabeth Doerr’s new book, 12 FACES OF TIME: HOROLOGICAL VIRTUOSOS. Slated for release this fall, 12 FACES is a non-commercial, close-up look at 12 leading independent watchmakers and their mechanical masterpieces. Leonid Khankin, owner and creative director at the Swiss-American watch company Ernst Benz, threw the party to simultaneously … [Read more...]