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Close-Up: Hublot’s Tonneau-Shaped “Spirit of Big Bang” Collection

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First glimpsed during last year's SIHH week in Geneva, The Hublot Spirit of Big Bang watches are a bit of a departure for the brand in that they are all in tonneau cases — a style Hublot has … [Read more...]


Timepiece Timeline: Top 10 Milestones from 10 Years of Greubel Forsey Watches

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Greubel Forsey, the boutique luxury watch brand specializing in complicated watches with multiple tourbillons, marked its 10th anniversary in 2014. Though it still produces only around 100 pieces per … [Read more...]


Cartier Gets Serious: The Evolution of Cartier Men’s Watches

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In recent years Cartier, the king of haute joaillerie, has begun storming the bastions of haute horlogerie. In this full-length feature WatchTime's Joe Thompson explores the intriguing origins and … [Read more...]


Who Owns What: A Guide to the Watch Groups

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  Every so often the landscape of the watch industry shifts: a key brand gets sold to a major watch group and the balance of power changes ever so slightly. In the few years since we last … [Read more...]


Family Values: Patek Philippe’s Thierry and Philippe Stern

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Geneva’s Stern family has owned and operated Patek Philippe for nearly 80 years. When it comes to making watches, they say, family matters. Scroll down to read WatchTime editor-in-chief Joe … [Read more...]


Montblanc Watches — The Birth of the Montblanc Watch Brand From the Montblanc Meisterstück Watch to Today

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How did the first Montblanc watch come to be, and how did Montblanc watches enter the world of high horology? Download this FREE exclusive article and find the answers to all your questions about … [Read more...]


Officine Panerai — Milestone Watches From the First Panerai Radiomir to the Panerai Luminor “L’Astronomo”

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Download this FREE article and expand your knowledge of 25 watches from Officine Panerai! Officine Panerai has a colorful history and many interesting watch models. WatchTime’s FREE Download, … [Read more...]


Pure & Simple: Patek Philippe Calatrava vs. Lange Saxonia

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Two plain-faced beauties, the Patek Philippe Calatrava and A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia, go head to head in this comparison test. Jens Koch gets in depth with the two timepieces and Nik Schölzel … [Read more...]


Concept to Caliber: The Story Behind Audemars Piguet’s Manufacture Caliber 3120

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In this in-depth profile from the WatchTime archives, discover how Audemars Piguet brought its manufacture movement, Caliber 3120, to life, from concept to finished caliber, and see behind-the-scenes … [Read more...]


Making a Move: How Panerai Became a Manufacture

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At the SIHH show in Geneva in January, Panerai introduced four new movements designed and produced in-house. Our editors test the Panerai Radiomir 8 Days Ceramica. In this in-depth feature we explore … [Read more...]


A Look Back: The 3 Biggest Surprises at SIHH 2014

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I know, I know, you are supposed to expect the unexpected. Even so, I did not expect what Baume & Mercier, Greubel Forsey and Cartier unveiled at this year's watch fair in Geneva. Here is a look … [Read more...]


Time is Money: The 26 Richest Swiss Watch Barons

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Each year the respected Swiss business magazine, Bilan, publishes a list of the 300 richest Swiss with a rough estimate of their fortunes. For this article we examined the list for you to see which … [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 … [Read more...]


The Big Fix: Behind Girard-Perregaux’s Makeover

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The new Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk goes under the microscope in WatchTime's November-December issue, on sale now. In this feature from the June 2013 issue, we delve into how new Sowind Group CEO … [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 … [Read more...]


New Watches on Display at JCK Las Vegas

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WatchTime spent the weekend in Las Vegas, but the slots and poker machines took a back seat to chronographs, tourbillons and GMTs as we discovered new watches, several of which we missed at … [Read more...]


Richard Mille Opens New Factory in the Swiss Jura

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Richard Mille has become the latest luxury watch manufacturer to take a decisive step toward becoming a full-fledged manufacture, announcing the opening of its new case and component factory in Les … [Read more...]


Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Lambert to Become CEO of Montblanc

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As our "Watch Insider" Alexander Linz reported as a rumor in his blog earlier this week, the Richemont Group has announced changes in its Group Management Committee that will result in new leadership … [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 … [Read more...]


IWC Official “Festival-Time” Partner of the Tribeca Film Festival

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IWC Schaffhausen continues its support of the movie industry in its latest role as "Festival-Time" Partner of the world-famous Tribeca Film Festival, which will be held for the twelfth time in Spring … [Read more...]


Mountain Climbing: Montblanc’s Journey to Haute Horlogerie

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In this profile piece from WatchTime's January-February 2009 issue, executive editor Norma Buchanan reveals how Montblanc, a brand best known for pens, entered the heady world of haute horlogerie, and … [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, … [Read more...]


Tech Talk: Montblanc’s TimeWriter II Chronographe Bi-Fréquence 1000

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If three watches constitute a trend, then measuring milliseconds, or 1/1,000s of a second, is a trend. Two watch brands, each with high-speed horological histories, have launched mechanical … [Read more...]


A. Lange & Söhne CEO Wilhelm Schmid: The WatchTime Q&A

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Wilhelm Schmid came aboard as CEO of the German luxury watch brand A. Lange & Sohne in January 2011 after eight years in senior sales and marketing positions at BMW. Recently, WatchTime sat down … [Read more...]


Stephen Forsey to be Keynote Speaker at AWCI 2012

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Fans of both classical and modern horology, take note: the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute (AWCI) will be hosting its 2012 Convention and Educational Symposium on August 1st - 5th at the … [Read more...]


Panerai Radiomir 1940 Oro Rosso Revives Historic Case Design

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Vintage looks were a hot trend among the exhibiting brands at this year’s SIHH watch fair in Geneva, and Panerai was no exception. However, unlike so many of its contemporaries, whose vintage-style … [Read more...]


2011: The Year in Review Quiz, Part 1

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It's December, and you know what that means. It's time to look back. Have you been paying attention for the past 12 months? You knew there would be a quiz, right? Say goodbye to 2011 with this little … [Read more...]


Richemont Specialist Watchmaker Sales Up 34%

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At its Annual General Meeting held today in Geneva, Richemont announced that its overall sales for the five months ended August 31 increased by 29% at actual exchange rates. At constant exchange … [Read more...]


EU Probes Watch Manufacturers Over Parts Supply Policies

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European Union (EU) antitrust regulators have announced that they will investigate claims that luxury watch manufacturers are refusing to supply spare parts to independent watchmakers and repairers, a … [Read more...]


Richemont Reports Strong Results for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31

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Richemont saw strong sales growth across all segments and geographic regions for the year ended March 31, with the specialist watchmakers posting record sales and profits despite the stronger Swiss … [Read more...]