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High Flyer: An Aerial Test of the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter

Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter

In this feature article from WatchTime's upcoming May-June 2015 issue, on sale May 19, we tested the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter on a flight above the Alps. Scroll down to read more and check out original photos by Nik Schölzel and the team at Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]


Vintage Style: Watch Insider’s Top 10 Modern Re-Edition Watches

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The vintage look is having a moment in the watch world right now, with many brands releasing modern takes on old classics. Here, in this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, are my personal choices for 10 of the best of these re-editions that have debuted within the past few years. Many will have you asking yourself if they are old or new. … [Read more...]


Zenith Pilot Montre D’Aeronef Type 20 GMT Red Baron

Zenith Pilot Montre d'Aeronef Type 20 Red Baron

Before it became known as a pioneer in wristwatch chronographs with the development of the El Primero caliber in 1969, Zenith had secured a place in history as one of the first manufacturers of onboard instruments for aviators in the early 20th century. The Swiss brand has embraced this heritage in recent years with the release of its Zenith Pilot Montre d'Aeronef Type 20 collection. … [Read more...]


Code Name Ultra: Deciphering the Bremont Codebreaker

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Bremont has carved out a niche for itself by weaving bits of historical DNA, usually British, into the fabric of selected timepieces. The EP120 and P-51 limited editions incorporated parts from famous WWII fighters. The Victory featured fragments of oak timber and copper from Admiral Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar. In our August 2014, issue, we tested the Bremont Codebreaker, which incorporates three genuine artifacts from one of the most exciting chapters in WWII history.  … [Read more...]


Escapement Watch Review: IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “JU-AIR”

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From a recent piece on the online watch magazine Escapement, Angus Davies provides an in-depth review of the IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “JU-AIR.” This limited-edition watch celebrates the 20-year relationship between a Swiss airline and the famous Schaffhausen-based watch company. … [Read more...]


Star Time: 13 Celebrity-Branded Sports Watches

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There is no shortage of celebrities, many of them celebrity athletes, who serve as "brand ambassadors" for watch brands, appearing in ads and attending events wearing their watches. However, a few of these stars go the extra mile, giving input and often even becoming involved in the design process, for special celebrity watches to which they lend their names. Below is a list of 13 celebrity watches developed in honor of, and named for, their famous representatives. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider: My Top 15 World-Time Watches

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Many who travel throughout the world have to frequently re-adjust our watches for a new time zone when arriving at our destination. And those of us with friends and business associates around the globe often need to know the local time in multiple locations at once. Wearing a watch with a world-time function means that you can surf through the world's time zones instantly. Here are the top 15, from my blog, Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]


Cockpit Companion: Testing The Bell & Ross Br 03-92

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Bell & Ross has been making pilots’ watches since the company was founded two decades ago. Initially, they were traditional-looking, round watches, but in 2005 it came out with BR 01, a square-case, round-dial watch meant to resemble the flight instruments in an airplane cockpit. The watch is very big: 46 mm across. Bell & Ross, headquartered in Paris (although its watches are made in Switzerland), followed up with a smaller version, the BR 03, which is 42 mm across, and then with an … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015 Roundup: 7 New Watches Inspired by Historical Pieces

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The vintage-look trend that has been so prevalent in the watch world in recent years showed no signs of abating at this year's Baselworld watch fair. Modern re-editions of historical pieces continue to emerge from some of the most venerable watch brands. Here are seven notable examples of "vintage-inspired" watches we saw in Basel. … [Read more...]


For Desperate Hours: Breitling Emergency II

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Breitling introduced its Breitling Emergency watch — the first wristwatch with a built-in emergency microtransmitter — in 1995. Since then, the watch has been worn and used by many professional pilots and has played a role in numerous search-and-rescue missions. At Baselworld 2013, Breitling introduced another world-first with its Emergency II, the first watch with a dual frequency locator beacon. … [Read more...]


Pilots’ Watch Review: Zenith Captain Pilot Chronograph

Zenith Captain Pilot Chronograph

For a review of pilots' watches published in our March-April 2012 issue, we selected two three-hand pilots’ watches and seven pilots’ chronographs 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 southern Germany. One of the watches chosen was the Zenith Captain Pilot Chronograph. … [Read more...]


7 Personalized Watches Made for World Champion Athletes

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With March Madness wrapping up and the NBA and NHL playoff races in full swing, we at WatchTime thought it would be the perfect time to re-post (with a few updates) our article on the elite fraternity of athletes who have not only won a world championship in their sports but also boast a watch made specifically for them. Here are seven notable watches of champions. … [Read more...]


5 Affordable Breitling Watches for New Collectors

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Many brands offer aviation-themed timepieces, but when you think of fighter pilots and the instrument watches made for them, chances are that one brand comes to mind: Breitling. Here are five Breitling watches that are in stores now at accessible prices.   … [Read more...]


Five Affordable Hamilton Watches for New Collectors

Affordable Hamilton Watches for New Collectors

Founded in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1892, Hamilton watches became synonymous with precision timekeeping, supplying pocketwatches to railroads, marine chronometers for ships, and clocks for aircraft. Today, Swiss-owned Hamilton offers a wide range of timepieces at accessible prices. Here are five models we can recommend for new collectors. … [Read more...]


Five Affordable Longines Watches for New Collectors

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Longines represents an excellent entry point into the world of fine Swiss-made watches. During the brand’s 182-year history, it has served as an official Olympic timer, supplied timepieces to multiple expeditions and to the International Aviation Federation, won numerous Grand Prix competitions, and of course created the famous Lindberg Hour Angle pilots’ watch. Today, Longines offers a broad range of great-looking watches at attractive prices. Here are five we can recommend for new … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: New Hamilton Ventura “Elvis80″ and Worldtimer Chrono (Updated with Live Photos)

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Among the new Hamilton watches released at the world's biggest watch fair this week: the Hamilton Ventura Elvis80, in honor of the King of Rock 'n' Roll's 80th birthday; and the Hamilton Chrono Worldtimer, an aviator-friendly new world-time watch. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: The Breitling Chronoliner Takes Flight

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Breitling looks to be emphasizing its history in 2015, with a number of watches that highlight the brand's heritage in tool watches and precision timing devices. Sometimes that means revamping or reissuing classic models – one of which we've recently discussed here. But it can also mean introducing a new line that harks back to vintage design elements and a classic functionality. In that vein, Breitling gives us a new collection: the Breitling Chronoliner. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: Breitling Galactic Unitime (Updated with Live Photos and Prices)

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Breitling refers to its new Galactic Unitime SleekT — one of the timepieces the Swiss brand unveiled this week at Baselworld 2015 — as a “double revolution.” So what are these two revolutions? Scroll down for details. … [Read more...]


Patek Philippe Ref. 5524, a Vintage-Inspired Pilots’ Watch, Debuts at Baselworld 2015

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What a difference a year makes. At last year's Baselworld, Patek Philippe left many watch aficionados underwhelmed, rolling out only a few new models while saving the headliners for the brand's 175th anniversary celebration in the fall. This year, however, the quintessential Swiss luxury brand already has tongues wagging about a decidedly unconventional new release: the Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524, a white-gold watch inspired by two vintage aviator watches from the Patek … [Read more...]


Milestone Cartier Watches: From the Cartier Santos to the Calibre de Cartier

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Download this FREE article and expand your knowledge of Cartier watch history with this comprehensive collection of 23 historic Cartier watches! Everyone knows the name Cartier symbolizes luxurious and beautiful jewelry. But Cartier watches also display a passion for technology and innovation. This FREE downloadable feature from WatchTime magazine introduces you to the 23 most important milestones in the history of the Cartier watch. Learn the stories behind the Cartier Santos, the Cartier … [Read more...]