Baselworld 2014 Preview: 19 New Watches We’ve Seen So Far

Omega Speedmaster Mark II

Baselworld 2014 is almost upon us, and the WatchTime team will be on-site at the world's biggest watch fair to provide you up-to-the-minute coverage of the scores of new timepieces making their world debuts there. Before we dive in, here's a roundup of the watches we've reported on so far, from brands that have provided pre-Baselworld press materials on some of their new products. Follow the links to the original articles, from WatchTime.com and on our sister blog, Watch-Insider.com, to learn … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s March-April 2014 Issue is On Sale Now!

WatchTime April 2014 Cover

The March-April issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and also in the WatchTime online shop), featuring a cover story on Breguet's Classique Chronométrie 7727 and its groundbreaking magnetic movement; the seven "star watches" from SIHH 2014; tests of the Arnold & Son UTTE and Oris Aquis Depth Gauge; and more. Click here for highlights from the issue... … [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...]

Basel 2014 Preview: 3 New Watches from Carl F. Bucherer, Speake-Marin, and Ulysse Nardin

Ulysse Nardin Perpetual

As we continue the countdown to Baselworld 2014, we present three more watches making their worldwide debuts at the fair — two new perpetual calendar watches from Carl F. Bucherer and Ulysse Nardin and the first-ever chronograph from Britain's Peter Speake-Marin. … [Read more...]

Video: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Perpetual

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Perpetual

In the March-April 2014 issue of WatchTime, on sale March 18, technical editor Mike Disher conducts an in-depth watch test of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Perpetual. Click here to view a video of the watch, shot exclusively for WatchTime by the story's photographer, Robert Atkinson. … [Read more...]

Feeling Blue: 17 Watches With Blue Dials and Straps

TAG Heuer 1887 Carrera Chronograph

One of the growing style trends seen in the watch world in the past few years — and on display at the watch shows in Switzerland and in the U.S. — is the blue-on-blue dial-strap combination. We took a look at watches unveiled at the 2013 watch fairs as well as watches released within recent years, and compiled a list of 17 timepieces from brands on the blue bandwagon. First unveiled at JCK in Las Vegas, Bremont's U-2 Blue chronometer takes its design cues from a model worn by Israeli … [Read more...]

Watch Wallpaper: 6 New IWC Aquatimers From SIHH 2014

IWC Aquatimer

IWC Schaffhausen put the focus on its Aquatimer collection of luxury divers' watches at this year SIHH watch fair in January, introducing a plethora of redesigned Aquatimer models. Most won’t be available at retail until later this year, but until then, you can adorn your desktop with these six downloadable wallpaper images of new IWC Aquatimers provided by the brand. … [Read more...]

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

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Watchtime Spotlight: Audemars Piguet – 14 Milestone Audemars Piguet watches Download this FREE feature and expand your knowledge about the 14 most important timepieces in more than a century of Audemars Piguet watches. The story of Audemars Piguet is one of constant innovation. From their earliest days, Audemars Piguet watches have been recognized for their boldness in both design and technology. This FREE download from WatchTime magazine gives you the stories behind 14 of history’s most … [Read more...]

Video: A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar Terraluna

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The A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar Terraluna was one of the most talked-about new timepieces at SIHH 2014. (Click here to read technical editor Mike Disher's first impressions of the watch.) The Terraluna combines a sophisticated orbital moon-phase display with a perpetual calendar featuring Lange's traditional outsize date, and also boasts a 14-day power reserve and constant-force escapement. During the watch's presentation at SIHH 2014, Lange showed us a brand video … [Read more...]

Rolex Yacht-Master II in Stainless Steel (Video)

Rolex Yacht-Master II - steel

For fans of Rolex, the world's biggest luxury watch brand, we highlight he Rolex Yacht-Master II - an extremely popular Rolex Yacht-Master watch that has many fans around the world. … [Read more...]

7 Rare Watches at Antiquorum’s 40th Anniversary Auction

Patek Philippe Ref5004J - Lot 236

Geneva-based Antiquorum Auctioneers turns 40 this year, and it is celebrating with an auction of “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces,” to be held at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, on Saturday, February 22. Among the highlights of the more than 250 timepieces on the block are a rare, steel Patek Philippe chronograph; a prototype Richard Mille tourbillon watch; and several vintage Rolexes. … [Read more...]

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

Cartier Ballon Bleu Extra-Flat

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

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon

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...]

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 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...]

Fratello Friday: My Top 5 SIHH 2014 Watches (For Now)

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The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) wrapped up yesterday in Geneva, and from the three days I was there earlier this week, I have compiled a preliminary Top Five list from the new watches that have been introduced there. … [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...]

SIHH 2014: Greubel Forsey QP à Équation

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The perpetual calendar timepieces on our wrists today are not only among the oldest horological complications, they are descended from devices used by the clergy during the Middle Ages to calculate seasonal feasts.  For 2014, Greubel Forsey will create a unique perpetual calendar combined with an Equation of Time, all in an easy to read and easy to use, though not necessarily easy to afford timepiece called the QP à Équation. … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014: Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar Terraluna

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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: 5 New Calendar Watches

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Yesterday, we showed you a handful of possibly overlooked new chronograph watches that have made their debut at the SIHH. Another popular and versatile complication, the calendar in all of its various types, has also been well-represented this year in Geneva, whether as part of a haute horlogerie array of complications or as the main attraction, in watches from a wide variety of brands. Here are a few that stood out in my first two days at the fair. … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014 Live Photos: Dive Into IWC’s New Aquatimer Watches

IWC Aquatimer Exploration LE

IWC's focus at this year's SIHH, as visitors to this site and to our sister blog, Watch-Insider.com, are already aware, is its Aquatimer line of luxury dive watches, which the brand has revamped with new design elements and technical details. Click here to read about the trio of new IWC Aquatimers whose details and images were released prior to the show, and scroll down to see some of the highlights of the collection revealed here in Geneva. … [Read more...]