Watch Insider Reviews IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition “Le Petit Prince”

IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar Le Petit Prince

Recently I had the opportunity to get my hands on one of the most remarkable IWC watches of the last few years, the limited "Petit Prince" edition of IWC Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar, introduced at the 2013 Hong Kong "Watches and Wonders" fair. In this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I provide a review and original photos. … [Read more...]


Update: Patek Philippe’s Henry Graves Watch Sells for $24 Million at Sotheby’s

Patek Philippe Henry Graves watch

The world's most expensive watch ever sold at auction retained that lofty title at a Sotheby’s auction on November 11, which coincided with the 175th anniversary celebration of its maker, Patek Philippe. … [Read more...]


10 Things to Know About the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime

Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime

This month marks 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 ever created? That’s just what they did. Here are ten things you need to know about it. … [Read more...]


Monochrome Monday: Introducing the IWC Portofino Midsize Collection

IWC Portofino Midsize watches - duo

At last week's Watches & Wonders fair in Hong Kong, IWC added no less than 20 new models to its Portofino collection. These included 17 new "midsize" models, all adorned with diamonds, and three new versions of the 40-mm Portofino Automatic, now in new 18K rose gold or white gold cases and 72 diamonds set on the bezel. Most models come on beautiful hand-made leather Santoni straps, and two come on an extra-fine Milanese mesh bracelet. There are also two new models equipped with a second time … [Read more...]


Highlight Watches From WatchTime’s IBG 2014 Watch Collector Events

Breguet Tourbillon QP

The sponsoring luxury watch brands for WatchTime's "Inside Basel.Geneva" series of watch collector events have really strutted their stuff this year. As noted by WatchTime's IBG event partner, watch collector and aficionado Jeff Kingston, not only did each brand have a broad selection from its collection on display at the opening event in Chicago — far broader than you'd ever find at a boutique or other retailer — but key new watch models from SIHH and Baselworld that won’t be in stores … [Read more...]


Showing at WatchTime IBG 2014: A. Lange & Söhne Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase

Lange Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase

WatchTime and noted watch collector and expert Jeff Kingston have teamed up again for the 2014 edition of the popular "Inside Basel.Geneva" series of collector events, kicking off September 5 in Chicago. Among the timepieces featured there by the core sponsor watch brands is the new Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase from A. Lange & Sohne, which made its debut at SIHH 2014. … [Read more...]


Montres Journe Introduces Solid Gold Dials on 3 New F.P. Journe Watches

F.P. Journe Octa Lune

Francois-Paul Journe, the founder and namesake of the F.P. Journe watch brand, had long dreamed of making watches — not just cases — out of gold. In 2004 his watch company, Montres Journe, became the first to produce entire movements in 18k rose gold, and this year, Journe has added yet another component: gold dials for three of his brand's watch models. … [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...]


Baselworld 2014: Corum Presents New Admiral’s Cup Watches

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At Baselworld this week, Corum added several novelties to its Admiral’s Cup collection. Part of the AC-One family of watches, these Admiral’s Cup pieces draw upon different aspects of the brand’s signature twelve-sided bezel and maritime design features. Corum’s new skeletonized watch, the AC-One 45 Squelette, gives the wearer a clear view into the workings of the movement. The AC-One 45 Tides, which first launched over two decades ago, provides detailed nautical information. … [Read more...]


Watch Wallpaper: 8 A. Lange & Söhne Watch Images from SIHH 2014

A Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk

We continue our series of wallpaper images from SIHH 2014 with Saxon luxury watch brand A. Lange & Söhne, which introduced several notable new timepieces at the fair. Many of these new Lange watches won’t be available at retail until later this year, but until then, you can download these eight photos of new Lange watches (and one very pretty Lange movement) for your desktop. … [Read more...]


Advertisement: Jaeger-LeCoultre 2014 Collection

JLC Master-Ultra Thin Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon

Jaeger-LeCoultre has released an array of new timepieces at the 2014 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, held in Geneva this week. Click here for detailed information and photos of the all-new Master Ultra Thin Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon as well as new watches from the Grande Reverso, Duomètre, and Master Ultra Thin collections. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2014: Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Collection

Meisterstück_150

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...]


SIHH 2014: Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar Terraluna

lange_terraluna_150

There is never any doubt about which watch is A. Lange & Söhne’s  “hero” each year at SIHH. The brand presents it proudly in the center of its booth, scaled up to proportions even Panerai would not dream of. This year, it is the Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar Terraluna, though CEO Wilhelm Schmid told us that the 1815 Tourbillon gave the Terraluna a run for its money. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2014: Live Images from Cartier

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On Day 1 at SIHH we visited Cartier and had a chance to get some quick and dirty live shots of the new models, including the Astrocalendaire, the Earth and Moon tourbillon, the Night & Day, and the new Calibre de Cartier Diver. This post also includes links to WatchTime's earlier posts on these models, which include images provided by Cartier. … [Read more...]


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

Audemars Piguet Tradition Tourbillon

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 favorite watches introduced in 2013. … [Read more...]


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

Montblanc Star Twin Moonphase

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...]


Pre-SIHH: 3 New Cartier Men’s Watches

Cartier RDC Earth & Moon

The previews of new luxury watches debuting at the SIHH watch salon in Geneva this January continue to roll in. Our "Watch Insider" Alexander Linz has already shown you one of the new Cartier watches for men premiering at SIHH, the Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver. Now we reveal three more new men's Cartier watches. … [Read more...]


Pre-SIHH: 3 New Watches from Panerai, Lange, & Jaeger-LeCoultre

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra-Thin 1931- Chocolate dial

Geneva's SIHH watch fair is only a month away, and the luxury watch brands exhibiting there continue to offer sneak peeks at several of their new timepieces set to debut in 2014. This week we take a look at three new watches from Panerai, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and A. Lange & Söhne. … [Read more...]


The Big Fix: Behind Girard-Perregaux’s Makeover

Michele Sofisti

The new Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk goes under the microscope in WatchTime's November-December issue, on sale now. In this feature from the June 2013 issue, we delve into how new Sowind Group CEO Michele Sofisti plans to cure what's been ailing that Swiss high-horology brand. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider: 4 New IWC Watches Debut at “Watches and Wonders” in Hong Kong

IWC Le Petit Prince - front

The inaugural Hong Kong "Watches and Wonders" fair — inspired by the rapid growth of the Asian market and showcasing new watches from 13 luxury watch maisons — was held September 25-28 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. In this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I present four new models (actually, line extensions) from one of the exhibiting brands, IWC. … [Read more...]