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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 photos of Audemars Piguet watchmakers at work assembling the movement. … [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, marks its 10th anniversary this year. Though it still produces only around 100 pieces per year, the Greubel Forsey watch brand has come a long way since its memorable debut at the 2004 Baselworld watch fair, and can look back on a decade of milestones. Here are the top 10. … [Read more...]

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 last week’s SIHH watch fair in Geneva. Here are the three biggest surprises of SIHH 2014. … [Read more...]

Hublot Launches Tonneau-Shaped “Spirit of Big Bang” During SIHH 2014 Week

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After three days in the hallowed halls of the Geneva Palexpo, discovering new watches from the brands exhibiting at the 2014 SIHH, your WatchTime team ventured out to the Geneva hotels in which other watch companies were unveiling new products. The SIHH, which primarily but not solely, hosts brands owned by the Richemont Group, has become such a magnet for retailers and watch journalists worldwide that several other non-Richemont brands take advantage of the week to introduce new products ahead … [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...]

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 Montblanc watches! Montblanc is, of course, known by many aficionados for its luxury pens. But Montblanc watches — the first of which debuted in 1997 — have also developed a reputation for quality and craftsmanship. Montblanc watches have come a long way from that first model, the Montblanc … [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, WatchTime Spotlight: Panerai - Milestone Watches from the First Panerai Radiomir to the Panerai Luminor L'Astronomo, shows you the 25 most important timepieces in the history of Officine Panerai. Expand your knowledge about classics like the Panerai Luminor and Panerai Radiomir and learn how Navy … [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 in WatchTime's November-December issue, on sale now, we examined the 2013 list to see which members of the watch industry made the ranking. Here they are: … [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 Michele Sofisti plans to cure what's been ailing that Swiss high-horology brand. … [Read more...]

Making a Move: How Panerai Became a Manufacture

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For the cover story of  WatchTime's September-October issue, on sale next week, our editors test the Panerai Radiomir 8 Days Ceramica. In this feature from our June 2009 issue, we explore Panerai's rise to manufacture status. … [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. New timepieces that watch press and retailers saw at the SIHH watch fair in January, including the Safari RL67 Tourbillon and the RL67 Chronometer, were on display for the public at the event, held at Ralph Lauren's 888 Madison Avenue flagship boutique. At … [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 Baselworld, at the JCK Watch and Jewelry Fair at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. Below are some of the highlights. … [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 Breuleux in the Swiss Jura. … [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 at one of its luxury maisons, Montblanc. Click here to read the official release from Richemont. … [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 from our October 2010 issue, WatchTime's Joe Thompson explores the intriguing origins and bold future initiatives of Manufacture Cartier. … [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...]

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 2013. … [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 explores the brand's ultra-complicated Grand Tourbillon Heures Mystérieuses. … [Read more...]

Pure & Simple: Patek Philippe Calatrava vs. Lange Saxonia

Patek Philippe Calatrava and A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia

Two plain-faced beauties, the Patek Philippe Calatrava and A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia, go head to head in this comparison test originally published in our April 2008 issue. Jens Koch gets in depth with the two timepieces and Nik Schölzel provides the gorgeous original photography. … [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...]