New Watches on Display at JCK Las Vegas


WatchTime spent the weekend in Las Vegas, but the slots and poker machines took a back seat to chronographs, tourbillons and GMTs as we discovered new watches, several of which we missed at Baselworld, at the JCK Watch and Jewelry Fair at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. Below are some of the highlights. … [Read more...]

Facetime June 1

Jeff Ackerman and 10-month-old son Spencer at the local farmers market in Birmingham, Mi.  Jeff is wearing his new Panerai PAM 425 SLC Radiomir.

Welcome to another installment of Facetime! Thanks to Jeff Ackerman, Pat Rondilla, and Michael Gelormini for the great pictures! As always, if you would like to be featured in our weekly Facetime section, as well as on Pinterest and our other social networks, please submit a hi-res pic (at least 1mb) to We’ll also select the most popular weekly photos every two months and present them in WatchTime magazine. … [Read more...]

F1 Drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg Join IWC

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg with their IWC Big Pilots Watch handed over by Goris Verburg, Director Marketing & Communication at IWC

At the recent Grand Prix Monaco, IWC announced the addition of Formula One drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team as official "Friends of the Brand." This further cements the relationship between IWC and the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team, after the watch manufacturer was appointed as "Official Engineering Partner" to the team. IWC has also been a partner of the Mercedes AMG brand since 2004. Hamilton and Rosberg, both of them watch … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: My Top 10 Watches from Baselworld 2013


The Baselworld 2013 watch fair has come to and end, and now, having seen and covered dozens of new watches on my blog,, my colleagues at WatchTime have asked me to name my favorite new timepieces from this year's show. Click here to see my top 10 watches from the most well-established brands. … [Read more...]

WatchTime E-Special: Dive-Watch Double Feature


WatchTime's latest iPad-exclusive special issue is now available. Download the WatchTime app to read the WatchTime E-Special: Dive-Watch Double Feature, which collects two past WatchTime stories reviewing a total of seven divers' watches. Each watch was tested underwater by professional divers, and assessed for their comfort, legibility, and ease of use. The first story compares the Cuervo y Sobrinos Robusto Buceador, TAG Heuer Aquaracer 500M Calibre 5, Oris Divers Titan “C” Small Second, … [Read more...]

New Oris Watches at Baselworld

Oris Aquis Depth Gauge

Oris was among the many brands presenting new watches at this year's Baselworld fair. WatchTime contributor Alexander Linz takes a look at the brands newest pieces over at his blog on Among their new watches are the new Oris Aquis Depth Gauge, and the Oris Aquis Small Second Date, seen here with green bezel (also available in black). To see the rest of the new watches from Oris, click here to head to   … [Read more...]

Baselworld Rumors and Previews at Watch Insider

Oris “Royal Flying Doctor Service”

At, WatchTime contributor Alexander Linz shares some watch-biz rumors buzzing around in anticipation of Baselworld, which starts this week. The rumors (which are not confirmed) say several well known brands may be sold to new investors. To find out which brands might be sold, click here. Linz also takes a look at new watches making their debut at Baselworld from five different brands. Among the watches previewed is the Oris “Royal Flying Doctor Service.” To see the full … [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 provide a complete list of the 60 brands that spent more than $1 million on ads. … [Read more...]

More Baselworld 2013 Previews From Watch Insider

Oris Calobra Limited Edition

As Baselworld 2013 gets closer, WatchTime's "Watch Insider" Alexander Linz continues previewing novelties at his blog, His latest preview includes a look at what Oris, Girard-Perregaux, and others have in store for the fair. Below is a look at the Oris Calobra Limited Edition. Click HERE to read Linz's full preview of this watch and others. Receive all the news, features and reviews from WatchTime for free! Click here and get the free newsletter. … [Read more...]

Facetime January 5


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Oris Big Crown Date


The growing fraternity of dark-tinted "stealth" watches welcomes another member with the arrival of the Oris Big Crown Date, which features a bold, gray-colored dial, accented by applied 3D gray numerals and indices made from a solid block of dark Super-LumiNova. The watch's 44-mm case is made of stainless steel and finished with a coat of gray PVD. Like other models in Oris's aviation-inspired  Big Crown collection, it includes a fluted bezel, a screw-down caseback, and — naturally — a … [Read more...]

Facetime August 18


We're back, with more Facetime photos! As always, if you’d like to be featured here, in our magazine, Pinterest, and our other social networks, send us a hi-res pic (at least 1mb) at … [Read more...]

Facetime August 11


Welcome to another installment of Facetime! This week we have some nice shots from Mount Rushmore, Africa, and more. As always, if you’d like to be featured here, in our magazine, Pinterest, and our other social networks, send us a hi-res pic (at least 1mb) with your at … [Read more...]

Breitling Rolls Out New Bentleys

Breitling-for-Bentley-GMT-V8 angle

It’s been a big year for Breitling, which introduced a slew of new products at this year’s Baselworld watch fair in March. The brand's family of Breitling for Bentley watches, elegant sporting timepieces developed in cooperation with Bentley, the prestigious British automobile marque, was no exception. This year sees the debut of two new models: a more compact version of the Barnato and a new limited edition, the GMT V8. … [Read more...]

Graham Welcomes Steven Liquorish


Racer Steven Liquorish has joined the Graham team as a brand ambassador, a fitting choice for Graham's racing-themed watches. … [Read more...]

New Facetime Photos


Welcome back to Facetime! We have some great pictures this week, and we want to share even more, so keep them coming. To appear here or in the magazine, send us a hi-res picture (at least 1mb) to Remember to tell us your name, location, and the brand and model of watch you're wearing. … [Read more...]

Horology Comes to Steeltown: Kobold’s Spirit of America

Michael Kobold of Kobold Watch Co.

Our salute to American watchmaking continues with a profile of Pittsburgh-based Kobold Watch Company and the story behind its U.S.-made Spirit of America watch, which brand founder Michael Kobold proudly launched in 2008. Click here to read the story and see photos of the watch. … [Read more...]

Facetime Photos for June 23


It's time for another round of Facetime photos. Summer's officially here, so be sure to send us photos from your vacations. Send us a hi-res pic at and your photo can appear here, on our social media sites, and in our magazine. Our first photo this week includes an impressive collection of watches. If anyone can top this collection, share it with us (and make sure you're in the picture, too). … [Read more...]

This Week’s Facetime Photos


Here are some new Facetime photos. Keep sending us great photos like the ones below. You can send us a hi-res pic at … [Read more...]

Pilot’s Watch Review: Breitling Chronomat GMT

Breitling ChronoMat GMT CU

For many watch lovers, a Breitling is the epitome of a pilots’ watch. So it made sense that we include one in the pilots' watch review in our March-April 2012 issue. For the story, we selected nine watches to accompany a trio of pilots – aerobatics champion Klaus Lenhart and his protégés Axel Schütte and Andreas Langer − while they performed an aerobatic program, specially designed for our review, in the skies above the Swabian Mountains in south Germany. Click below to read how our … [Read more...]