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Fratello Friday: Buying New vs. Vintage Rolex

Rolex GMT-master - vintage

Just to warn everyone up front, this week's Fratello Friday article concerns my personal opinions on buying and collecting Rolex watches. Whether one likes it or not, one cannot deny that Rolex still gets more attention from watch consumers than any other watch brand. I respect Rolex for what it is able to accomplish (producing high-quality watches in large numbers for reasonable prices) and I own … [Read more...]

Jean-Frederic Dufour, Current CEO of Zenith, Named New Rolex CEO

Jean-Frederic Dufour CEO Rolex

A rumor reported on our sister blog, Watch-Insider.com, this morning, has now been confirmed: Jean-Frédéric Dufour, currently the CEO of Zenith, has been named the new global CEO for Rolex SA. An official start date for Dufour, who has been in his position at Zenith since 2009, has yet to be announced. The text of Rolex's very brief press release, issued today, follows. … [Read more...]

5 Watch Brands We’ve Seen on “Mad Men”

Don Draper JLC

As AMC's hit drama series "Mad Men" kicks off its seventh and final season on Sunday night, we've decided to re-present our list of five watch brands that we've identified so far on the wrists of the show's characters. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: My Top 10 Watches From Baselworld 2014

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph

With Baselworld 2014 now passed, I have as usual assembled my personal list of favorite watches from the show. In the coming days and weeks, on Watch-Insider.com, I will publish lists that are more rational and technical than emotional, but for now, here are the top 10 watches from Baselworld that I most liked and would likely buy. … [Read more...]

Monochrome Monday: Return of the Rolex Sea-Dweller at Baselworld 2014

Rolex Sea-Dweller - live shot

Along with our colleagues from WatchTime.com, the Monochrome team also spent a busy week at Baselworld 2014, and had the chance to see and review a number of new watches introduced at the fair. In this article from our online magazine monochrome-watches.com, we take a closer look at the new Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000, a highlight piece for many Rolex fans. … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: My Top 5 Watches from Baselworld 2014

Tudor Black Bay

Fratello Friday returns! Last week we were swamped with Baselworld 2014 appointments, and in this week's article, I will show you the five watches that impressed me the most during the show. Actually, it is virtually impossible to come up with just five, as there were 1,500 exhibitors showing their goods. So, my selection is taken only from the brands that we (Fratellowatches) actually visited … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: New Rolex GMT-Master II with “Pepsi” Bezel

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Traditionalists rejoice: the GMT Master with a red and blue “Pepsi” bezel – the watch that graced the wrists of the Concorde test pilots - is back, and it's better than ever. Bringing it back wasn’t as easy. The new bezel is as much a technological feat as it is a return of an aesthetic icon. The complex process for creating Cerachrom bezels, and some basic rules of chemistry, conspired to … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: 3 New Rolex Sky-Dwellers (Updated with Live Image)

Rolex Sky-Dweller - Everose

The WatchTime team finally visited Rolex today at Baselworld 2014, and among the new Rolex watches we saw were three new versions of the Rolex Sky-Dweller, the innovative annual calendar watch first introduced at Baselworld 2012. … [Read more...]

WatchTime E-Special: The Watch Cities of Switzerland

New York City (NY); Watchtime.com, the website of America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, has published a new E-Special: “The Watch Cities of Switzerland.” This downloadable e-special can be found here: http://watchtime-shop.com/specials/watchtime-e-special-the-watch-cities-of-switzerland.html This E-Special compiles four feature-length articles about four watchmaking cities in … [Read more...]

Monochrome Monday: 5 Watches We Hope to See From Rolex at Baselworld 2014

Rolex GMT-Master "Pepsi"

Welcome to our first "Monochrome Monday," in which the WatchTime blog presents articles, reviews, and exclusive watch-industry interviews from the popular online magazine monochrome-watches.com. In our inaugural article, Monochrome founder Frank Geelen and his team hope and speculate on what Rolex might have in store for its fans at this year's Baselworld watch fair. … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: My Top 5 Gold Watches

Patek Philippe Nautilus Chrono - gold

You may have noticed that our "Fratello Friday" articles focus mainly on watches with stainless steel or titanium cases – and a select few with more exotic case materials such as forged carbon and bronze — and that we rarely cover gold watches. Not only can gold watches come off as too "flashy" for some, but they are also, of course, relatively expensive compared to their stainless-steel … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 15 Ladies’ Watches: Are These the Best Ladies’ Watches of the Year?

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra thin Duoface

Many luxury brands, even those known more for their men's watches, released interesting new ladies' watch collections and top ladies' watches in the recent months. Here, from my blog Watch-Insider.com, are my personal choices for the most beautiful ladies' timepieces, top ladies' watches and best ladies' watches presented in 2013 and 2014 so far. A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Automatic This … [Read more...]

Feeling Blue: 17 Watches With Blue Dials and Straps

TAG Heuer 1887 Carrera Chronograph

One of the growing style trends seen in the watch world in the past few years — and on display at the watch shows in Switzerland and in the U.S. — is the blue-on-blue dial-strap combination. We took a look at watches unveiled at the 2013 watch fairs as well as watches released within recent years, and compiled a list of 17 timepieces from brands on the blue bandwagon. First unveiled at … [Read more...]

Facetime February 15

Derrick Hicks shows off his Omega Speedmaster Racing Co-Axial Chronograph.

Welcome to another installment of Facetime! Thanks to Derrick Hicks, Richard Paul King, and Robin Henry for the great pictures! As always, if you would like to be featured in our weekly Facetime section, as well as on Pinterest and our other social networks, please submit a hi-res pic (at least 1mb) to photo@watchtime.com. We’ll also select the most popular weekly photos every two months and … [Read more...]

Rolex Yacht-Master II Now in Stainless Steel (Video)

Rolex Yacht-Master II - steel

With Baselworld on the horizon and watch aficionados awaiting the debut of new watches from Rolex, the world's biggest luxury Swiss watch brand (among many other brands), we thought we'd highlight our feature on one of Rolex's most popular launches from last year's Basel, the Rolex Yacht-Master II in stainless steel. … [Read more...]

7 Rare Watches at Antiquorum’s 40th Anniversary Auction

Patek Philippe Ref5004J - Lot 236

Geneva-based Antiquorum Auctioneers turns 40 this year, and it is celebrating with an auction of “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces,” to be held at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, on Saturday, February 22. Among the highlights of the more than 250 timepieces on the block are a rare, steel Patek Philippe chronograph; a prototype Richard Mille tourbillon watch; and several vintage … [Read more...]

Facetime February 8

Lynn Cutolo wears a limited edition Hublot Classic Fusion while on a cruise in the Caribbean.

Welcome to another installment of Facetime! Thanks to Louis Cutolo, Tommie Hawkins, and John Stark for the great pictures! As always, if you would like to be featured in our weekly Facetime section, as well as on Pinterest and our other social networks, please submit a hi-res pic (at least 1mb) to photo@watchtime.com. We’ll also select the most popular weekly photos every two months and present … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: 5 Rolex Watches Introduced at Recent Baselworlds

Rolex Sky-Dweller

Fratello Friday is back, after a one-week, post-SIHH hiatus. Now that SIHH is over, everyone in the watch industry is getting ready for Baselworld, held from March 27 through April 3, in Basel, Switzerland. Every year, as soon as the doors of the exhibition open, there is a run (literally) on the Rolex booth to see what's new from Geneva's luxury-watch giant. … [Read more...]

Antimagnetic Attraction: Testing the Rolex Milgauss

Rolex Milgauss front

The updated version of the 1950s’ Rolex Milgauss is a hit among Rolex fans. Is this re-engineered classic, with its improved protection against magnetism, worth the wait? Writer Jens Koch and photographer Nik Schölzel find out in this watch test from our August 2008 issue. … [Read more...]

Facetime January 11

On the summit of Chimney Rock at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico, Rob Wilder wears his Sinn 856 GMT.

Welcome to another installment of Facetime! Thanks to Rob Wilder, David Au-Yeung, and Joel Soleil for the great pictures! As always, if you would like to be featured in our weekly Facetime section, as well as on Pinterest and our other social networks, please submit a hi-res pic (at least 1mb) to photo@watchtime.com. We’ll also select the most popular weekly photos every two months and present … [Read more...]