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)

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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

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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

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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. … [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...]

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

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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...]

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...]

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. … [Read more...]

Antimagnetic Attraction: Testing the Rolex Milgauss

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The updated version of the 1950s’ Rolex Milgauss is a hit among Rolex fans. Is this re-engineered classic, with its improved protection against magnetism, worth the wait? Writer Jens Koch and photographer Nik Schölzel find out in this watch test from our August 2008 issue. … [Read more...]

Out of This World: Reviewing the Seiko Astron GPS Watch

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The Seiko Astron, released to great fanfare in 2012, tells time by receiving GPS signals anywhere on Earth. Was it a world-beater in our test? Click here to read our in-depth review of the Seiko Astron GPS solar watch, with original photographs by Robert Atkinson, first published in our April 2013 issue. … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

WatchTime.com’s Top 10 Watch Videos of the Year

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We've added a lot more videos to Watchtime.com over the past year, and lots of you have noticed. The videos — most created and provided by some of the top watch brands — have become one of the most popular features on the site. As we begin a New Year, we're looking at our most popular videos of 2013. Below we count down your favorite watch videos ranked by page views. Click on each to watch the full video. 10. Inside the HYT H2 HYT's H2 expands the timekeeping system of its debut … [Read more...]

Facetime January 4

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Happy New Year, and welcome to another installment of Facetime! … [Read more...]

WatchTime.com’s Top 10 Watch Reviews and Tests of the Year

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Watch Tests and Watch Reviews, all taken from the print edition of WatchTime magazine, are among our most popular features on Watchtime.com, so as 2013 comes to a close, we're looking back at the watches our readers were most excited to see us put to the test. Below we count down our most popular watch tests and watch reviews, ranked by page views. (Number One may surprise you.) Which was your favorite? … [Read more...]

Pre-SIHH: 3 New Cartier Men’s Watches

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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...]

The 10 Top Watches From Christie’s December Watch Auction

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Christie's New York closed a very successful season of watch auctions on December 17, with a 365-lot auction of "Important Watches" that achieved a total of $12,926,175, including a new auction record for the highest-selling timepiece, a Rolex reference 8171 "Padellone" in steel. Here are the top 10 sellers in Christie's year-ending watch auction. … [Read more...]

Watch Wallpaper: 8 Calendar Watches

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Throughout the holiday season, we've been featuring reviews of various types of calendar watches, culled from a feature in our December 2010 issue. We thought you might appreciate having access to Nik Schölzel's original photos of all seven of those watches from the original story, now available as wallpaper images for your desktop. … [Read more...]

Around the Web: 4 Stories You Should Read This Week

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In this first installment of "Around the Web," 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 two weeks, culled from the websites of your favorite brands as well as some of the most popular watch blogs and lifestyle media. Here's what caught our eye on the web this week, with updates on Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Omega and Art Basel. … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: Top 10 Chronograph Movements, Part 2

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In last week's Fratello Friday article, I revealed the first five choices in my personal list of top 10 chronograph movements. This week, I cover the remaining five. … [Read more...]

Fans of Rolex watches can now read about the Rolex Submariner and Sky-Dweller free from WatchTime

NEW YORK CITY, NY – No aficionado of Rolex men’s watches will want to miss the revealing story of the Rolex Submariner, Sky-Dweller and other legendary timepieces in A Rolex Insider Report- Where the Rolex Submariner, Rolex Explorer 1, Rolex Sky-Dweller and other Important Rolex Men’s Watches Were Born, a free compilation of articles published by WatchTime: http://www.watchtime.com/downloads/rolex-submariner-rolex-explorer-1-rolex-sky-dweller-rolex-mens-watches-born/  For the first … [Read more...]

Watch Insider Previews the Jaquet Droz Perpetual Calendar Éclipse

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The new Perpetual Calendar Éclipse by Jaquet Droz, available in two dial colors, showcases the brand's distinctive moon-phase display. In this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I list the attributes of this new timepiece, which is crafted in Jaquet Droz's ancestral home of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. … [Read more...]

Watch Review: Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual

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The latest in our end-of-year series on calendar watches, excerpted from a feature in WatchTime’s December 2010 issue, is our review of the Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual, which combines a perpetual calendar with a second time zone. Click here to read the article and see original photos by Nik Schölzel. … [Read more...]

Watch Review: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar

Continuing our end-of-year series on calendar watches, excerpted from a feature in WatchTime's December 2010 issue, we present a review of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar, with original photos by Nik Schölzel. … [Read more...]