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“Sound” Investments: 10 Notable Minute Repeaters and Chiming Watches

Piaget Minute Repeater front

One of the most difficult watch complications to produce, a minute repeater transforms a watch from mere timekeeping device to miniature music box. Below we take a look at 10 minute repeaters — and other, even more sophisticated chiming watches — that are more than just bells and whistles. … [Read more...]

The 5 Top Patek Philippe Watches in Antiquorum’s June Watch Auction

Patek Philippe Ref. 5004

Antiquorum's next "Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces" auction will be held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong on June 28. More than 532 watches will be on the block and highlighted, as per usual, by several important models from Patek Philippe. Here are the five Patek Philippe watches expected to draw the most attention (and, perhaps, the biggest bucks) at the auction. … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s Top 5 Most Popular Watches on Instagram

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch in black ceramic with moon bkgd

Did you know that WatchTime has an Instagram page, in which we regularly post a plethora of watch images, from "soldier' shots provided by the brands to original photography by WatchTime's own expert photojournalists to live "wristies" snapped at watch fairs and events? Here are, currently, the top five most "liked" Instagram photos on our page... … [Read more...]

Ulysse Nardin Imperial Blue Offers Westminster Chimes and Flying Tourbillon

Ulysse Nardin Imperial Blue

Ulysse Nardin has a notable history in chiming watches, from its Gold Medal-winning minute-repeater chronograph at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair to modern timepieces such as last year's Stranger. At Baselworld 2014, Ulysse Nardin introduced its latest haut-de-gamme chiming watch, the Imperial Blue. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 17 Ultra-Technical Timepieces

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On my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I assembled this list of 17 "techie" watches, or ultra-technical timepieces, that so far most fascinated me in the area of technical innovation and watchmaking prowess. This list of ultra-technical watches will be updated whenever we stumble upon a new extraordinary watch. Here are my top 17, with photos and very brief descriptions. Enjoy this collection of my favorite ultra-technical watches and extraordinary timepieces. Leave a comment at the end of this post if … [Read more...]

A. Lange & Söhne Lange Zeitwerk Striking Time in Rose Gold

Lange Zeitwerk Striking Time rose gold

Three years ago, Germany's A. Lange & Söhne released its first-ever chiming wristwatch, the Lange Zeitwerk Striking Time, which combined a dial-side chiming mechanism with the Zeitwerk model's unconventional, mechanical-digital time display. At this year's SIHH, Lange released a new model with a rose-gold case, silver dial and rose-gold hands. … [Read more...]

7 Milestone Omega Watches, from 1892 to Today

Omega Speedmaster, 1957

In its long history, Omega has contributed numerous important watches and innovations to the world of watchmaking. In this excerpt from our "Omega Milestones" E-Special, we chronicle seven of the 25 most important watches Omega has ever made. For the complete E-Special listing all 25, click here to download it from WatchTime's online store. … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: Watches for the Blind

Bradley watch - CU

A recently published article on the BBC website (here) caught my attention with its depiction of a wristwatch for blind people. The watch pictured in the article is the Bradley Timepiece, named after a Paralympic gold medalist, Brad Snyder, who lost his sight in Afghanistan. … [Read more...]

WatchTime Presents 7 Of The Most Expensive Watches Over $1 Mio

New York City (NY); Watchtime.com, the website of America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, presents seven of the world's most expensive luxury watches over $1 million: http://www.watchtime.com/blog/million-dollar-watches/ This unique list of amazing timepieces includes: Vacheron Constantin Tour de I’Ile, a limited edition watch of only seven pieces, which celebrated the brand’s 250th anniversary. It has two faces to make room for its many displays, including a second time … [Read more...]

New Hublot Watches Launch at Baselworld 2014

Hublot 150

On Wednesday at Baselworld, Hublot presented its first bi-retrograde watch as well as a new minute repeater tourbillon. The Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono is the official watch of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. It is specially designed for soccer lovers. The brand also introduced Hublot's second minute repeater tourbillon, the Classic Fusion Cathedral. Below, you’ll find details and new images of both watches. … [Read more...]

Million Dollar Watches: 7 Of The Most Expensive Watches Over $1 Million

Hublot Classic Fusion Haute Joaillerie "$1 Million"

We've all experienced sticker shock while perusing the world's most expensive watches... there are even a few brands in which six-figure prices are the norm for their expensive watches. But some of the world's most expensive watches go well beyond "pricey" and into the rarefied over-$1-million category. We've compiled seven of these very expensive million dollar watches in which the only things grander than the complications are the expensive price tags. What's the most you've ever paid (or … [Read more...]

5 Record-Setting Ultra-Thin Watches

Breguet 5733 BR

As we've seen in recent years — and most especially at this year's SIHH — watch brands are pulling out all the stops to achieve new records not only in thinness, but in the level of complication and complexity that they pack into those super-slim movements and cases. Here are five recent examples of timepieces that (at least for the moment) have set records for thinness in their respective categories. … [Read more...]

Video: Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Mechanica 11

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Jaeger-LeCoultre's Hybris Mechanica 11 — also known as the Master Ultra Thin Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon — was among the highlight pieces of this year's SIHH watch fair in Geneva. The ultra-complicated timepiece, JLC told us, is the "thinnest minute repeater on the market" and also boasts automatic winding and a flying tourbillon fitted with a flying balance wheel. (Click here to read our first impressions of the watch from SIHH.) During the official SIHH launch of the watch, for which … [Read more...]

Post-SIHH 2014: 6 New Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronographs

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph

Along with headline-grabbers like its new Royal Oak Concept watch and Millenary Minute Repeater, the other big debut from Audemars Piguet at this year's SIHH was a set of six all-new watches in its Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph collection, which features some contemporary design updates for 2014. … [Read more...]

Basel 2014 Preview: 3 New Watches from Carl F. Bucherer, Speake-Marin, and Ulysse Nardin

Ulysse Nardin Perpetual

As we continue the countdown to Baselworld 2014, we present three more watches making their worldwide debuts at the fair — two new perpetual calendar watches from Carl F. Bucherer and Ulysse Nardin and the first-ever chronograph from Britain's Peter Speake-Marin. … [Read more...]

Video: Vacheron Constantin Caliber 1731

Vacheron Constantin Caliber 1731

At SIHH 2014, Vacheron Constantin introduced the Patrimony Contemporaine Ultra-Thin Calibre 1731, which it calls "the world's thinnest manual-winding minute repeater." The watch's gold case is only 8.09 mm thick, and its movement, Caliber 1731, is a mere 3.9 mm thick. During the watch's launch at SIHH, Vacheron presented a video showcasing the brand's history of ultra-thin repeater watches and revealing the workings of this groundbreaking movement, which we present for you below. … [Read more...]

WatchTime.com presents 14 historic Audemars Piguet watches in an exclusive download.

New York City (NY); Watchtime.com, the website of America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, presents a downloadable feature showcasing 14 milestone watches from Audemars Piguet. “WatchTime Spotlight: Audemars Piguet” can be downloaded here: http://www.watchtime.com/downloads/14-millestone-audemars-piguet-watches-from-the-first-minute-repeater-to-the-audemars-piguet-royal-oak/ The watches featured range from early timepieces like the Swiss brand’s first minute repeater in 1892 to … [Read more...]

14 Millestone Audemars Piguet Watches, From the First Minute Repeater to the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

WT Spotlight - Audemars Piguet

Watchtime Spotlight: Audemars Piguet – 14 Milestone Audemars Piguet watches Download this FREE feature and expand your knowledge about the 14 most important timepieces in more than a century of Audemars Piguet watches. The story of Audemars Piguet is one of constant innovation. From their earliest days, Audemars Piguet watches have been recognized for their boldness in both design and technology. This FREE download from WatchTime magazine gives you the stories behind 14 of history’s most … [Read more...]

Vacheron Constantin Malte for Men

Vacheron Constantin Malte - front-back

Vacheron Constantin wowed the watch world at SIHH 2014 with its new lineup of openworked timepieces, as well as its introduction of the world's thinnest automatic minute repeater. But the brand offered some more understated watches as well, such as this week's Watch to Watch, the new Malte men's watch in white gold. … [Read more...]

Beyond the ÜberWatches: 5 (Possibly) Overlooked New Watches from SIHH 2014

Cartier Ballon Bleu Extra-Flat

At this year's SIHH, as per usual, the lion's share of buzz and attention went to a handful of "headliner watches," or, as we at WatchTime have dubbed them, "überwatches," even though most of the watch brands each released a dozen or more new products for 2014. And even when a brand doesn't have what we'd call an überwatch, it sometimes releases one piece so unexpected, off-the-wall, or controversial that it overshadows the rest of its new releases (Exhibit A: Last year's debut of the first … [Read more...]