Minute Repeater

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5 Record-Setting Ultra-Thin Watches

Breguet 5733 BR

As we've seen in recent years, 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 … [Read more...]

Sound and Vision: An Insider’s Look at F.P. Journe, Part 5

F.P. Journe caliber

Grande Sonnerie [Def]: a watch that strikes the hours and quarters automatically. The Professional Dictionary of Horology is clear about the function of a Grande Sonnerie. But let’s understand … [Read more...]

Video: Jeff Kingston Explores the Making of a Minute Repeater at Breguet Manufacture

Breguet La Musicale

Since 2003, Breguet has instituted four major expansions of its Vallée de Joux workshops. In this exclusive video, produced in cooperation with Jeff Kingston and IBG Worldwide, we take our cameras to … [Read more...]

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

Piaget Emperador Coussin Automatic Minute Repeater

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 … [Read more...]

Temptations by Escapement: Grand Seiko Spring Drive SBGE005

Seiko Grand Seiko Spring Drive - wrist

A few weeks ago, I agreed to take time out from my frenetic work schedule and spend a few days touring Budapest with my family. Numerous articles in magazines, showing journalists touring the globe, … [Read more...]

Fratello’s “Alternative” Top 5 Pilots’ Watches

Bremont Alt-1 Pilot

We're all familiar with iconic pilots' watches like the IWC Big Pilot, Rolex GMT-Master and Breitling Navitimer, right? This week, we will shed some light on a few "alternative" pilots' watches. … [Read more...]

10 Things to Know About the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime

Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime

Last year marked Patek Philippe’s 175th anniversary. What better way to celebrate than with a series of limited-edition timepieces? Why not include the most complicated wristwatch Patek Philippe has … [Read more...]

Casio Watch Confidential: The Inside Story of the Casio G-Shock and Other Casio Watches

Casio G-Shock watch

Download this FREE feature from the WatchTime magazine archives and learn more about the world of Casio watches! There aren’t a lot of non-mechanical watches that have inspired excitement among … [Read more...]

Baume & Mercier Unveils Clifton 1830 Pocketwatch and Promesse Jade

Baume & Mercier Gousset - Front

Baume & Mercier celebrates its 185th anniversary this year, marking the occasion by introducing a pocketwatch with a rare complication, a five-minute repeater, at Watches & Wonders, held in … [Read more...]

Three Things to Know About the Patek Philippe Chiming Jump Hour

Patek's Chiming Jump Hour

The ornate, double-dialed Grandmaster Chime dominated coverage of Patek Philippe’s 175th anniversary, which the brand marked last year. It is an amazing timepiece that makes a big statement. The … [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 … [Read more...]

A World Record: Vacheron Constantin Unveils a Watch with 57 Complications

Vacheron Constantin Reference 57260 - front-back

On September 17, at a press event at its manufacture and headquarters in Plan-les-Ouates on the outskirts of Geneva, Vacheron Constantin unveiled the most complicated watch ever made. The double-dial … [Read more...]

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

WT Spotlight - Audemars Piguet

Download this FREE feature — Watchtime Spotlight: Audemars Piguet – 14 Milestone Audemars Piguet watches — and expand your knowledge about the 14 most important timepieces in more than a century … [Read more...]

Preview: 3 Antique Watches from “Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking” Museum Exhibit

Breguet No. 3519 - Movement

Beginning September 19, 2015, the Legion of Honor at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will host "Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking," an exhibit comprising the largest collection of … [Read more...]

The World’s Most Expensive Watches: 8 Timepieces Over $1 Million

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor Silicium

We've all experienced sticker shock while perusing the world's most expensive watches. There are even a few brands for which six-figure price tags are the norm — "expensive watches" by almost … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: 3 Watches for the Blind

Bradley watch - CU

An article I recently discovered 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 … [Read more...]

Christophe Claret: Playing The Odds


Complications specialist Christophe Claret has been designing movements for more than 25 years, but it wasn’t until 2009 that he created a watch collection bearing his own name. The 65 complicated … [Read more...]

Breitling Aerospace Evo

Breitling Aerospace Evo

Breitling launched the original version of its Breitling Aerospace Evo in 1985. Last year, the brand released a new model of the Breitling Aerospace Evo, a mainstay of its Professional collection, … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: 17 Ultra-Technical Timepieces

Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement

On my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I assembled this list of 17 "techie" watches, all released within the past few years, that have most fascinated me in the area of technical innovation and watchmaking … [Read more...]

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

A. Lange & Söhne Lange Zeitwerk Striking Time in 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 … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: My Picks for Last Year’s 5 Top Watches

Audemars Piguet Tradition Tourbillon Minute Repeater Chronograph

It's Fratello Friday! Since 2014 started a good week ago, and this year's new watches start rolling out at the SIHH watch fair just over a week from now, I thought it was time to list my Top 5 … [Read more...]

8 Things to Know About the Christophe Claret Allegro

Christophe Claret Allegro

At #baselworld 2015, Christophe Claret’s headliner was the Allegro, a new minute repeater watch that boasts very fine craftsmanship and an extremely eye-catching movement. Here’s what you need to … [Read more...]

A Watch of Note: The Inside Story of the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine Calibre 1731


What’s the Mt. Everest of watchmaking? Is it a minute repeater? How about an ultra-thin caliber? Each requires special manufacturing know-how. Neither tolerates imprecision, and assembling either … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2015: Ulysse Nardin Hannibal Minute Repeater (Updated with Live Photo and Price)

Ulysse Nardin Hannibal Minute Repeater thumb 150

Ulysse Nardin has launched the Hannibal Minute Repeater at Baselworld 2015. The watch combines Ulysse Nardin’s classic use of jaquemarts with a Westminster carillon, a tourbillon, and a distinctive … [Read more...]

The Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater Openwork: 5 Things to Know

jaquet droz bird repeater openwork

The Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater Openwork combines expertise in several arts to create an amazingly detailed and realistic automaton with minute repeater. This new model also features a clear sapphire … [Read more...]

Jaquet Droz’s New Bird Repeater Geneva

Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater Geneva all birds CU 560

The Jaquet Droz brand has made a name for itself by combining fine watchmaking and elaborate mechanical inventions. Now Jaquet Droz has turned its attentions to the capital city of watchmaking. With … [Read more...]

SIHH 2015: Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Grande Complication

Cartier Grande Complication thumb 150

Cartier's headliner at SIHH 2015 was a new ultra-thin grand complication that showcases the brand's technical watchmaking prowess. The Rotonde de Cartier Grande Complication has an automatic movement … [Read more...]

SIHH 2015: A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Minute Repeater

A Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk Minute Repeater thumb 150

One of A. Lange & Söhne's introductions at SIHH 2015 was an all-new minute repeater. The Zeitwerk Minute Repeater combines a chiming mechanism with jumping displays for the hours and minutes. The … [Read more...]

SIHH 2015: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept RD#1 (Updated with Live Photo)

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Acoustic Research

As it did last year, Audemars Piguet presented a new Royal Oak Concept watch at the 2015 SIHH watch fair. This year's model is truly a milestone: The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept RD#1 (formerly … [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 … [Read more...]