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Five Affordable Luxury Watches from SIHH 2014

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At the big watch shows, the brands tend to promote their halo products – the ones with all the bells and whistles, and the highest prices. These products also tend to grab the headlines because, let’s face it, “three-hand watch” is not as sexy as “triple titanium tourbillon.”  However in the real world, most of us will not purchase the triple tourbillon. Fortunately for those of us who don't have as much dough as Pizza Hut, several brands presented new and noteworthy watches in the … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 10 Watches Under €10K With In-House Movements

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A regular reader of my blog, Watch-Insider.com, Nick Senn, inspired me to compile this Top 10 list, focusing on watch brands that offer models with in-house movements at what most aficionados would consider affordable prices. Here are my choices, feel free to add your own top 10 watches with in-house movements in the comments section of this post. … [Read more...]

5 Things to Know About the Montblanc Timewalker Chronograph 100

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Among the new Montblanc watches unveiled at this year's SIHH watch fair in Geneva was the Montblanc Timewalker Chronograph 100, a new chronograph watch capable of measuring elapsed times to 1/100 second. Here are five pertinent things you should know about this innovative new chronograph from Montblanc. … [Read more...]

Watch Wallpaper: 8 New Montblanc Watches and Movements

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We continue our series of wallpaper images from SIHH 2014 with Montblanc, which introduced several notable new timepieces at the fair. Many of these new Montblanc watches won’t be available at retail until later this year, but until then, you can download these eight photos of new Montblanc watches, along with some really pretty Montblanc movements, for your desktop. … [Read more...]

Back is Beautiful: 11 New Luxury Watch Wallpapers

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In WatchTime's March-April 2014 issue, on sale March 18, we present the latest edition in our popular series of "Back is Beautiful" photo features, which showcases fine mechanical watches that are as intriguing from the back as they are from the front. Click below to download these amazing original photos as wallpaper for your desktop. … [Read more...]

Watch Review: Montblanc TimeWalker TwinFly Chronograph

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In this feature from our February 2013 issue, we take a look at Montblanc's TimeWalker TwinFly Chronograph, with its two central elapsed-time flyback hands; original photos provided by Zuckerfabrik Fotodesign. … [Read more...]

WatchTime.com: SIHH 2014 – A list of affordable luxury watches

New York City (NY); Watchtime.com, the website of America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, presents five affordable luxury watches from the 2014 SIHH: http://www.watchtime.com/wristwatch-industry-news/watches/five-affordable-luxury-watches-from-sihh-2014/. These watches were presented in Geneva and compiled by Mike Disher, the technical editor of WatchTime. The article includes watches from IWC, Panerai, Cartier, Jaeger LeCoultre and Montblanc, all priced between $6,000 and $12,000. … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

SIHH 2014 ROUNDUP: 4 DAYS, 47 WATCHES

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At last week's SIHH 2014 in Geneva, we saw and covered so many new watches, we're concerned our readers might have missed some of our live updates. To make it easier for you to see everything we covered, we've created this handy recap with links to all 47 watches we covered over the watch fair's four days. Day One: The first day of SIHH saw the introduction of Baume & Mercier's first ever tourbillon, the Baume & Mercier Clifton 1892 Flying Tourbillon, as well as the Clifton … [Read more...]

WatchTime.com: SIHH 2014 – 11 interviews with Watch Brand VIPs

New York City (NY); Watchtime.com, the website of America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, presents eleven audio interviews from the week of the 2014 SIHH: http://www.watchtime.com/blog/sihh/audio-watch-interviews-sihh-2014/. These interviews were conducted in Geneva by Alexander Linz (www.watch-insider.com), one of the world’s most popular watch bloggers and partner of watchtime.com. The interviews reveal the latest news on luxury watch brands exhibiting at the SIHH, including … [Read more...]

Photo Gallery: Touring the Luxury Booths of SIHH 2014

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The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), which took place last week in Geneva, is probably the world's most exclusive international watch fair, with an invitation-only guest list. As we did last year, WatchTime wanted to give our readers and diehard watch fans a peek inside those hallowed halls of horology, courtesy of these exclusive photos by our own Mike Disher. Click below to begin the tour... … [Read more...]

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

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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 below to hear the audio from these interviews, all conducted for my blog, Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014: Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Collection

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Ninety years ago, Montblanc  launched a writing instrument that came to symbolize the brand: the Meisterstück. To celebrate the ninetieth anniversary, Montblanc is launching the Meisterstück Heritage Collection of wristwatches. The collection contains four models, each of which is a paradigm of classic design. … [Read more...]

3 Standout Skeleton Watches From SIHH 2014

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Skeleton watches — which show off the watchmaker's art by means of removing much of a watch's movement so that only its "bare bones" remains, and giving us a glimpse of it through a transparent dial — were not as much of a presence at this year's SIHH as in previous years. However, the few skeletonized timepieces (also referred to as "openworked") that did make their debut here were quite notable. (Vacheron Constantin, in fact, devoted many of its new releases to openworked styles; you'll … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014: New Panerai Radiomir 1940 Tradition Chronographs

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Panerai's new product releases at SIHH 2014, unveiled to the press yesterday, were heavy on chronographs — and, as always with Panerai, heavy on paying tribute to the brand's illustrious and now well-known (to Paneristi, anyway) history as a supplier of tough diving watches to Italian naval commandos starting in the 1930s. … [Read more...]

Around the Web: The Secret Message in Lincoln’s Watch, Behind the Scenes at SIHH 2014, and More

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Welcome to this week's installment of “Around the Web”. As always, WatchTime social media maven Alan Loren updates watch aficionados with what we thought were some of the most interesting watch-related stories and news tidbits of the past weeks, culled from the websites of your favorite brands as well as popular watch blogs and other media. Here’s what caught our  eye this week. … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014 Preview: 10 New Watches Launching at SIHH

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This year's SIHH watch fair, held in Geneva, starts on Monday. If you're a regular visitor to WatchTime.com, you've seen that several watches making their debut at SIHH have already been unveiled before the event. To prepare you for our upcoming on-site coverage of the SIHH, we're giving you a taste of watches from ten brands that we (and, perhaps, some of you) will be seeing live for the first time there. Audemars Piguet will be introducing the a new Royal Oak Concept model at this year's … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014 Preview: Our Watch Insider Reveals The Montblanc Star Twin Moonphase

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Both here on WatchTime.com and on my blog, Watch-Insider.com, we've been showing you new watches that will launch at this month's SIHH watch fair in Geneva. Here is one of the latest, the first watch from Montblanc's 2014 collection, the Montblanc Star Twin Moonphase. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Christmas List: 28 Watch Gift Ideas for Watch Lovers

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The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and many of you are probably considering buying a watch, either as a gift for a loved one or as a year-end reward for yourself. In response to the many readers of my blog, Watch-Insider.com, asking me what watch I would recommend, here are my personal selections of watches to give as gifts, all introduced this year or very recently. … [Read more...]

Montblanc Watches — The Birth of the Montblanc Watch Brand From the Montblanc Meisterstück Watch to Today

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How did the first Montblanc watch come to be, and how did Montblanc watches enter the world of high horology? Download this FREE exclusive article and find the answers to all your questions about Montblanc watches! Montblanc is, of course, known by many aficionados for its luxury pens. But Montblanc watches — the first of which debuted in 1997 — have also developed a reputation for quality and craftsmanship. Montblanc watches have come a long way from that first model, the Montblanc … [Read more...]