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Blackout: 17 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 17 watches that, like Johnny Cash and goth teens, are clad in black from top to bottom. … [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...]

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...]

SIHH 2014: A Small Selection of Images

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Each year I attend SIHH and like every digital camera owner, I take far more images than I will ever use. Some will appear in upcoming stories. Most will never appear on your screens. To break the monotony of endless posts about new watches, here are a few images selected for your enjoyment. They include people, places, and yes, a watch.  … [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.Audemars Piguet will be introducing the a new Royal Oak Concept model at this year's … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014 Preview: 3 Tourbillon Watches from Vacheron Constantin, Greubel Forsey, & Ralph Lauren

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With less than two weeks before the 2014 SIHH watch fair kicks off in Geneva, the luxury watch brands exhibiting there continue to send sneak peeks of several new watches set to debut at the show this year. This week, we take a look at three new watches from three very different brands but with one thing in common: all of them have tourbillons. … [Read more...]

5 Fashion Brands You Didn’t Know Made Men’s Mechanical Watches

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Watches bearing the names of big fashion houses tend to get written off by serious watch aficionados, who tend to think of them as only for ladies or, worse, only inexpensive pieces with quartz movements. In addition to brands like Hermes, Ralph Lauren, and Chanel, who have taken strides to establish themselves in the world of men's mechanicals, here are five other such brands that may have flown under your radar.Burberry has introduced a line of high-end watches with Swiss movements. The … [Read more...]

Ralph Lauren Celebrates The RL67 Safari Collection

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Last week, American fashion icon Ralph Lauren, whose company develops Ralph Lauren timepieces in a partnership with Richemont, hosted a private Champagne reception to celebrate the U.S. debut of the watch brand's RL67 Safari collection. … [Read more...]

Million Dollar Club 2012: Watch Advertising at All-Time High

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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...]

Ralph Lauren Watch & Jewelry Joins Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie

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Ralph Lauren Watch & Jewelry has, in a few short years, joined its more well-established brethren in the Richemont Group as a full-fledged member of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, making it the 28th partner-brand of the FHH. … [Read more...]

SIHH Day Four: Vacheron Constantin and Ralph Lauren

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Geneva’s luxurious SIHH watch fair rolls on. Here's a taste of the new releases from two more of the exhibiting brands.Vacheron Constantin raised lots of eyebrows this year with its bold and unexpected (at least by those of us in the watch press) decision to focus its 2013 SIHH novelties entirely on ladies. That’s correct: not a single new release from Vacheron this year is a men’s watch. Fortunately for the fairer sex, the women’s pieces that the brand introduced have a little … [Read more...]

SIHH 2013 Preview: Ralph Lauren Sporting World Time

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The 2013 Salon International de Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), in which many luxury watch brands introduce their new models for the year, doesn’t take place until late January, but one of those brands, Ralph Lauren, has offered us a preview of one of those new watches, called the Sporting World Time. … [Read more...]

The Britains are Coming: Burberry’s New Watch Collection

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Following in the footsteps of brands like Ralph Lauren, Hermès and Louis Vuitton, all of which have made moves to enhance the perception of so-called fashion watches, the British fashion house Burberry is releasing a new high-end wristwatch collection with Swiss movements, called the Britain. … [Read more...]

Ralph Lauren Adds Blue-Stripe Limited Edition to Ceramic Sporting Collection

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Ralph Lauren has added a new color option for the racing stripe on the bracelet of its collection of black matte ceramic chronograph watches. The ceramic-case chronographs are part of Ralph Lauren’s Sporting Collection. … [Read more...]

SIHH Preview: Ralph Lauren Slim Classique Collection

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For Ralph Lauren, the 1920's elegance and daring spirit of optimism have long been a source of inspiration. For 2012, Ralph Lauren presents two new interpretations of his Art Deco Slim Classique design featuring thin silhouettes, elegant guilloché engraving and masterful gem setting. … [Read more...]

The Art of the Automobile: Masterpieces of the Ralph Lauren Collection

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The Musée des Arts Décoratifs at the Louvre in Paris is exhibiting a curated selection of 17 classic sports cars from the Ralph Lauren collection. These beautifully designed European automobiles were created between the 1920s and the 1990s. The collection includes the iconic 1938 Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic Coupé which inspired the Ralph Lauren Sporting Watch. Find stunning wallpaper images from the exhibition inside. … [Read more...]

Ralph Lauren Slim Classique Square

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The Ralph Lauren Slim Classique collection represents modern watchmaking with classical, slender proportions that recall a bygone era. For 2011, Ralph Lauren introduces a new square design inspired by the grand era of Art Deco style. Find technical information, wallpaper and pricing inside. … [Read more...]

Ralph Lauren Sporting Chronograph Black Ceramic

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The Ralph Lauren Sporting Chronograph Black Ceramic introduces the high tech material into the collection for the first time in the form of ceramic zirconia, typically used in demanding applications such as jet engine components. The nearly scratchproof case and bracelet are light weight and comfortable. This piece is available in 39mm and 45mm sizes. … [Read more...]

SIHH Preview: Ralph Lauren Sporting Watch

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Ralph Lauren has long looked to automobiles as a source of inspiration for his designs. For 2011, Ralph Lauren presents the first timepiece inspired by his personal car collection, with the introduction of a Ralph Lauren Sporting watch featuring a wood dial, recalling the refined interior of his model 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe. … [Read more...]

Ralph Lauren Opens First USA Watch & Jewelry Salon

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Ralph Lauren has opened its first USA Watch & Jewelry Salon, located within the new flagship devoted to women's and home luxury offerings at 888 Madison Ave. in New York City. The Salon features the Ralph Lauren Timepiece collection, and it will debut the Ralph Lauren Fine Jewelry collection. … [Read more...]

SIHH 2010: Ralph Lauren Slim Classique Collection

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White gold, rose gold and platinum cases just 5.35mm thick enclose an ultra-thin Piaget caliber RL430 that is only 2.1mm thick. The thin, round case offers a polished case back that is ideal for personalized engraving. Two rows of diamonds around the bezel surround an elegant silvered opaline dial featuring a delicate barleycorn guilloché pattern. The roman numerals sit atop a second guilloché pattern, and these, along with the Breguet hands, give this Slim Classique a decidedly formal … [Read more...]

TIME TEST: The Year in Watches

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For those who may have missed it, this was our featured article last week, and it was so popular, we've carried it over. Say goodbye to 2009 with this WIS quiz on some of the year's top stories. To see how you did, or to ensure a perfect score, scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the answers. … [Read more...]

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The following brands will exhibit their timepieces to invited trade only at the Palexpo in Geneva:A.Lange & Söhne, Alfred Dunhill, Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, JeanRichard, Girard Perregaux, Greubel Forsey, IWC, Jaeger LeCoultre, Montblanc, Officine Panerai, Parmigiani Fleurier, Piaget, Ralph Lauren Watch & Jewelery Co, Richard Mille, Roger Dubuis, Vacheron Constantin, and Van Cleef & Arpels … [Read more...]

TIME TEST: The Year in Watches

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Have you been taking notes? We did say there would be a test. Say goodbye to 2009 with this WIS quiz on some of the year's top stories. To see how you did, or to ensure a perfect score, scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the answers. … [Read more...]

Tips for Attending Baselworld

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Baselworld 2010 runs from March 18 to 25 and it's open to the public. Admission is CHF 60.00 for a 1-day pass, or CHF 150.00 for an 8-day pass. The doors are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and until 4 p.m. on March 25.If you’re thinking of attending, here are some quick tips:The Fair is held at the Basel Exhibition Center, known locally as Messe Basel. Hall No. 1 is the main building where the big watch brands are located. Other buildings also house watch exhibitors – check maps available at … [Read more...]

SIHH Adds Greubel Forsey and Richard Mille

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2010 will mark the 20th anniversary of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie and the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, organizer of the SIHH, is pleased to announce the arrival of two new exhibitors. Following a vote by the SIHH Exhibitor Committee, Greubel Forsey and Richard Mille will join the 17 brands which exhibited at the last SIHH. The 2010 exhibition will be held January 18-22 in Geneva. … [Read more...]

Ulysse Nardin’s Smartphone: Where Tech Meets Mech

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As exciting as it is to experience all the new watches at the Baselworld watch fair, there is always the risk of “watch overload” setting in, which is why the occasional, rare foray into Accessories Land is often a welcome diversion. Usually, these items are limited to devices such as winders and clocks, but I found this year’s most intriguing accessory gleaming under a spotlight behind one of the porthole-shaped vitrines of Ulysse Nardin’s nautical-themed booth: namely, the company’s … [Read more...]

Speak Easy

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Not long ago, Lynn Miner, a reader of WatchTime magazine, wrote with a request: would we publish a guide on how to pronounce all those nettlesome watch-brand names? We hope the following brand list, with phonetic spellings on the right, helps Miner and tongue-twisted watch fans everywhere. … [Read more...]

Richemont Results for Year Ending March 31, 2009

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Swiss luxury goods group Richemont has announced its audited results for the year ending March 31, 2009. Overall group sales increased 2 percent, however good growth in the first six months was largely offset by lower sales in the second half of the year. For the group as a whole, operating profit declined 12%. Richemont's specialist watchmakers saw sales increase 4% over the prior year, from €1,378,000,000 to €1,437,000,000. … [Read more...]