Montblanc 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...]

Photo Gallery: Touring the Luxury Booths of SIHH 2014

Ralph Lauren booth models - SIHH 2014

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 … [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...]

SIHH 2014: Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Collection


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 … [Read more...]

3 Standout Skeleton Watches From SIHH 2014

VC Malte Tourbillon OW

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 … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014: New Panerai Radiomir 1940 Tradition Chronographs

Panerai Radiomir California dial

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 … [Read more...]

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


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 … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014 Preview: 10 New Watches Launching at SIHH


This year's SIHH watch fair, held in Geneva, starts on Monday. If you're a regular visitor to, you've seen that several watches making their debut at SIHH have already been unveiled … [Read more...]

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

Montblanc Star Twin Moonphase

Both here on and on my blog,, 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 … [Read more...]

Review: 9 iPad Apps for Watch Aficionados

Watch Apps

Though tablets such as the iPad arrived on the market just a few years ago, it is already difficult to imagine our lives without them, and the world of apps that complement them. But have you ever … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: Montblanc Collection Villeret 1858 ExoTourbillon Rattrapante

Montblanc ExoTourbillon Rattrapante

Recently I had the opportunity to see the latest masterpiece from Montblanc's Villeret collection, the 1858 ExoTourbillon Rattrapante, presented by new Montblanc CEO Jérôme Lambert. In this article, … [Read more...]

A Record-Breaking Patek Philippe Highlights Top 5 Watches from Only Watch 2013

Patek Philippe - Only Watch 2013

The fifth edition of the biennial "Only Watch" auction took place over the weekend at the Hermitage Hotel in Monaco. When the final hammer fell, the auction of unique timepieces had raised 5,066,000 … [Read more...]

Back is Beautiful: 13 New Watch Wallpaper Images

Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph

In WatchTime's July-August issue, on sale next week, we present the latest edition in our popular series of "Back is Beautiful" photo features, offering a gallery of fine mechanical watches that are … [Read more...]

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Lambert to Become CEO of Montblanc


As our "Watch Insider" Alexander Linz reported as a rumor in his blog earlier this week, the Richemont Group has announced changes in its Group Management Committee that will result in new leadership … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s May-June Issue is On Sale Now!

WatchTime May-June 2013 Cover

The May-June issue of WatchTime is in stores now (and also on the iPad), featuring a test of the Cartier Calibre Chronograph, 39 new watches introduced at the Geneva watch fairs, a profile of the new … [Read more...]

Million Dollar Club 2012: Watch Advertising at All-Time High

Top Four Watch Advertisers 2012

In an exclusive report in the upcoming May-June issue of WatchTime, we reveal which watch brands are spending the most on advertising in 2012, a record year for watch-company ad spending, and we … [Read more...]

Only Watch Auction Returns to Monaco in September


The fifth Only Watch, a charity auction of unique timepieces, returns on September 28th, taking place once again in Monaco and conducted by Antiquorum Auctioneers. … [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 … [Read more...]

Montblanc Star Quantième Complet

Montblanc Star Quantieme Complet-front

Montblanc added a new calendar watch, called the Quantième Complet, to its Star Collection of luxury timepieces at this year's SIHH. As its name implies (Quantième is French for "calendar"), the … [Read more...]

Video: Montblanc’s TimeWriter II Chronographe Bi-Fréquence 1000

Montblanc TimeWriter II Chronographe Bi-Frequence 1000 side

If three watches constitute a trend, then measuring milliseconds, or 1/1,000s of a second, is a trend. Two watch brands, each with high-speed horological histories, have launched mechanical … [Read more...]

SIHH Day Two: Roger Dubuis, Parmigiani, Montblanc


Geneva's watch fest rolls on, and your WatchTime team is on site to cover it. Day two is a flurry of appointments and meetings with various brands, but in between, here's a look at some of the people, … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s January-February Issue Is On Sale Now!

WatchTime Jan-Feb 2013 Cover

The January-February issue of WatchTime is in stores now, featuring a test of Breitling's Transocean Chronograph Unitime, an inside look at Rolex's new movement manufacture in Bienne, an in-depth … [Read more...]

Mountain Climbing: Montblanc’s Journey to Haute Horlogerie


In this profile piece from WatchTime's January-February 2009 issue, executive editor Norma Buchanan reveals how Montblanc, a brand best known for pens, entered the heady world of haute horlogerie, and … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s September-October Issue is On Sale Now!

WatchTime Sept-Oct 2012 Cover

WatchTime’s September-October issue is on newsstands now, with tests of Rolex's new Explorer II and Breitling Transocean, an in-depth technical report on the Cartier ID Two concept watch, brand … [Read more...]

Back is Beautiful 2012: More Watch Wallpaper


In our September-October issue, on sale September 11, we present our latest portfolio of photos proving that some watches look just as good from the back as from the front. Click here to download the … [Read more...]

Tech Talk: Montblanc’s TimeWriter II Chronographe Bi-Fréquence 1000

Montblanc TimeWriter II Bi-Frequence side

If three watches constitute a trend, then measuring milliseconds, or 1/1,000s of a second, is a trend. Two watch brands, each with high-speed horological histories, have launched mechanical … [Read more...]

High Seas Horology: Montblanc’s Régulateur Nautique


It was one of the most technologically intriguing timekeeping devices unveiled at the SIHH watch fair in January (and, quite probably, the largest) and it’s destined to become a conversation piece … [Read more...]

Panerai Radiomir 1940 Oro Rosso Revives Historic Case Design


Vintage looks were a hot trend among the exhibiting brands at this year’s SIHH watch fair in Geneva, and Panerai was no exception. However, unlike so many of its contemporaries, whose vintage-style … [Read more...]

Valentines for Watch Lovers: Ladies’ Timepieces from the Geneva Watch Fair


Tuesday is Valentine’s Day, the most romantic day of the year, which puts us in mind of the new crop of ladies’ timepieces introduced by the purveyors of haute horlogerie at January’s SIHH watch … [Read more...]

Montblanc TimeWalker TwinFly Chronograph GreyTech


At SIHH Montblanc unveiled the limited edition TimeWalker TwinFly Chronograph GreyTech. The manufacture movement positions both the chronograph seconds and minute hands in the center of the dial to … [Read more...]