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If You’ve Got a Boat, Regatta Watch: 5 Yachting Watches

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Regatta season is in full swing during the summer months, and several purveyors of luxury watches have developed timepieces specifically suited for competitive sailing and other nautical activities, often with some version of the all-important regatta countdown function. Here we run down five yachting and regatta watches and reveal why they're ideal companions out on the waves. … [Read more...]

Kicking Off JCK/Couture 2014: 6 Las Vegas Watches for High Rollers

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WatchTime returns to Las Vegas this week for the JCK 2014 and Couture 2014 watch and jewelry shows, starting on Thursday, May 29. As a preview to our live coverage of new watches at the show, we're re-presenting last year's list of luxury watches that evoke the spirit of Las Vegas. Check out these six watches inspired by Sin City and its games of chance, including some watches that double as functioning games themselves. … [Read more...]

Blackout: 15 Black-on-Black Watches

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Blue-on-blue isn't the only popular watch-color trend of recent years. "All-black" watches, with ebony-colored cases, dials, and straps, have also remained popular. Nearly every watch brand, from mass-market and inexpensive to pricey and high-end, now makes at least one black-on-black model. Here are 15 watches that, like Johnny Cash and goth teens, are clad in black from top to bottom. … [Read more...]

5 Skull Watches We Can’t Get Out of Our Heads

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Many watch brands have at least one skeleton watch in their collection, but only a few have actually introduced skull watches — timepieces with skulls on their dials, some with a horological headbone actually incorporated into the movement itself. Here are five recent examples of these skull watches that we can't seem to get out of our heads. … [Read more...]

Around the Web: Babe Ruth’s Watch, Erotic Timepieces in Demand, CIA Watches, and More

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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 watch-related stories and news tidbits of the past weeks, culled from the websites of your favorite brands as well as popular watch blogs and other media. Here’s what caught our  eye this week. … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s November-December Issue is On Sale Now!

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The November-December issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and on Nook, Kindle, and the WatchTime app for iOS and Android), featuring an exclusive watch test of the Rolex Sky-Dweller, a compendium of Rolex's watch milestones, profiles of Oris and Vacheron Constantin, and more. Click here for highlights from the issue... … [Read more...]

Video: Perrelet Turbine Chronograph

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In WatchTime's November-December 2013 issue, on sale October 29, technical editor Mike Disher tests the Perrelet Turbine Chronograph. Take a look at this new Perrelet watch, and its double-rotor turbine dial, in motion in this video taken by the story's photographer, Robert Atkinson. … [Read more...]

Video: Touring the Perrelet Turbillon

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At Baselworld 2013, Perrelet added to its flagship Turbine collection of double-rotor timepieces with the line's first tourbillon watch — in this case, cleverly spelled "Turbillon." The new watch is among the 60+ new watches covered in our September-October issue, on sale August 27. Click here for a video showing the Turbillon and its spinning rotor blades in action. … [Read more...]

Graham Chronofighter 1695 Erotic

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"Business in the front, party in the back" is the motto of a certain type of dated and much-maligned hairstyle, but it could also apply to this week's Watch to Watch, the Graham 1695 Chronofighter Erotic, a limited edition that features the brand's classical chronograph dial under the crystal and intricate engravings of erotic art scenes on the caseback. … [Read more...]

Couture Watch and Jewelry Show Opens in Las Vegas

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With Baselworld barely in the rearview mirror, watch brands and those of us who cover them made the pilgrimage this week to the annual watch and jewelry fairs in Las Vegas. The first of them, called Couture, kicked off yesterday at the Wynn Hotel and Casino. Below you'll find some photos and brief descriptions of several of the timepieces, some of which were not unveiled in Basel, that I saw at the show. … [Read more...]

Video: Perrelet Introduces the Turbine XL

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Last year Perrelet pumped up its iconic (and patented) double-rotor design with the Turbine, a distinctive 44mm re-imagining that transformed the dial-side rotor into a spinning 12-bladed titanium dynamo. Not one to rest on its laurels, for 2010 Perrelet launches the new 50mm Turbine XL. Click here for photos of the Turbine XL. Click below to start the video... Receive all the news, features and reviews from WatchTime for free! Sign up to our free weekly newsletter and get all the … [Read more...]

Baselworld Preview: Perrelet Turbine Chrono

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Perrelet launched its first Turbine wristwatch, with its dynamic, double-rotor movement that resembles an aircraft's turbine blades, in 2009. Since then, the company has introduced several variations on it, including dials inspired by the American flag and by erotic Japanese manga. This year, the Turbine gets its first complicated model, the Turbine Chrono. … [Read more...]

Video: Perrelet’s Turbine Dragon

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Perrelet’s newest Turbine watch is the Limited Edition Turbine Dragon. As with the other pieces in Perrelet’s Turbine double-rotor collection, such as the Turbine Toxic Special Edition and Turbine XL America Limited Edition, the spinning blades on the Turbine Dragon reveal an image on the dial when in motion. The dial bears the image of a dragon, commemorating the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese zodiac. The dragon is carved out of hand-painted Polynesian mother-of-pearl and is set in a … [Read more...]

Facetime November 24

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Welcome to another Facetime! We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. This week our selected readers are Joe O'Brien, Ira Tytel, John Dodenhoff, and Ryan Lenhardt. Thanks to everyone for the great pictures! … [Read more...]

Adults Only: Perrelet’s Erotic Dial Limited Editions

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The themes of Perrelet's previous limited-edition Turbine watches have ranged from patriotism to auto racing to the Chinese Year of the Dragon; its latest are targeted to more, shall we say, prurient interests: the Turbine Erotic collection, which feature decidedly adult illustrations behind the spinning, dial-side rotors. … [Read more...]

Perrelet Turbine Racing Series

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Perrelet's latest series of spinning turbine watches draws inspiration from race cars for the colorful Special Edition Turbine Racing collection. … [Read more...]

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

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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 profiles of Ball Watch and Hanhart, and more. Click here for highlights from the issue... … [Read more...]

Perrelet Launches Alternance 10 In-House Movement

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Swiss watch manufacturer Perrelet has added its name to the growing list of manufacture brands with the introduction of an independently produced caliber, an automatic double-rotor movement called Alternance 10, or A10. … [Read more...]

Perrelet’s Turbine Dragon

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Perrelet's newest Turbine watch is the Limited Edition Turbine Dragon. The launch of this watch was celebrated on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at the Soho Grand in New York City along with fine jewelry retailer Magnolia Jewelers. Among the guests in attendance were Michael Goldstein, president of Perrelet North America, and William Wu of Magnolia Jewelers. … [Read more...]

Perrelet Releases Turbine Toxic Special Edition Timepiece

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Perrelet continues its unique series of spinning turbine watches with the Turbine Toxic Special Edition. This watch bears the image of a skull and crossbones, visible when the 12-blade wheel spins, and is powered by Perrelet's automatic P-331 Double Rotor movement. The men's version is set with 210 dia­monds (0.82 cts) and the ladies' variation with 155 dia­monds (0.59 cts). The watch comes in two sizes: Turbine XL, 50mm in diameter with rubber strap ($8,600) and Turbine XS, 41mm with … [Read more...]