Who Owns What: A Guide to the Watch Groups

Calibre de Cartier Diver 2

  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...]

Showing at WatchTime New York 2015: A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Up/Down

Lange Datograph Up-Down - front

WatchTime New York, our biggest and most luxurious watch collectors’ event to date, will take place October 23-24 at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall. (Click here for event details and to purchase … [Read more...]

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

Hublot Spirit of Big Bang -King Gold

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...]

Five Montblanc Watches Under $5,000

Montblanc TimeWalker Collection World-Time Hemispheres – North

An appreciation for affordable fine timepieces often goes hand in hand with an appreciation for fine writing instruments. Both require high levels of skill to execute at the highest level. Both … [Read more...]

Close-Up: Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Planetarium Poetic Complication

Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Planetarium

If you’ve ever wondered when Jupiter will next be aligned with Mars, Van Cleef & Arpels has a watch that will tell you. Its Midnight Planetarium Poetic Complication watch, introduced at SIHH … [Read more...]

Close-Up: Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver

Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver

Of all the watches that debuted at last year's SIHH watch fair in Geneva, perhaps the one I least expected was a dive watch from Cartier. And it turned out to be one of the coolest new watches in … [Read more...]

Monochrome Monday: Reviewing the IWC Portugieser Hand-Wound 8 Days – 75th Anniversary Edition

IWC Portugieser Hand-Wound 8 Days 75th-Anniversary-IW510206-04500

IWC chose the 75th anniversary of the Portugieser line to introduce a model that takes its style cues directly from the original. In this article from Monochrome-Watches, we take a look at a modern … [Read more...]

Press Release: WatchTime’s Newest E-Special Showcases the Watches of SIHH 2015

WatchTime SIHH 2015 E Special

New York City (NY);, the website of America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, has announced its latest downloadable E-Special, collecting its complete coverage of the 2015 … [Read more...]

Going Creative: 4 Artistic Watches

Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Nuit Boreale

High horology isn’t just about movements: it’s also about aesthetics. The watch brands in Geneva call on a range of decorative techniques, such as guillochage, enameling, and skeletonizing, that … [Read more...]

3 Exceptional Boutique Watches We Found Outside of SIHH 2015

Bovet Amadeo Fleurier Monsieur Bovet

Every year at Geneva's SIHH watch salon, a host of luxury watch brands (most of them owned by the Richemont Group) unveil their new timepieces to international retailers, collectors, and journalists. … [Read more...]

Monochrome Monday: Vacheron Constantin Harmony Collection Debuts at SIHH 2015


On the occasion of the 260th anniversary of its founding, Vacheron Constantin unveils the first models of an entirely new collection called Harmony. Issued in limited editions, these new timepieces … [Read more...]

Two New Panerai Watches Feature Linear Equation-of-Time Function

Panerai PAM00601 - dial CU

Panerai added a new complication to its lineup at SIHH 2015, and it did so in a very Panerai way: the brand's first Equation of Time function debuts in both a new Radiomir 1940 and Luminor 1950 watch, … [Read more...]

F.P. Journe Presents the Nouvelle Octa Lune

F.P. Journe Nouvelle Octa Lune RG thumb 150

During SIHH in Geneva last month, independent watch brand F.P. Journe introduced updated versions of the moon-phase watch in its Octa Collection. The Nouvelle Octa Lune is available in two case … [Read more...]

Time Chimers: 4 Notable Minute Repeaters from SIHH 2015

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Ivy Minute Repeater

It is not uncommon during the SIHH watch fair to hear the popping of Champagne corks and the clinking of glasses in the luxuriously appointed halls of Geneva's Palexpo. This year, guests also heard … [Read more...]

Monochrome Monday: Panerai Mare Nostrum Titanio 52mm Debuts at SIHH 2015


Panerai and the sea are eternally linked. Our friends at Monochrome-Watches note that this strong bond has been embedded within the DNA of the company from the start. The Panerai Marina Militare was … [Read more...]

5 Standout Skeleton Watches From SIHH 2015

Cartier Crash Skeleton - front

The WatchTime editorial team recently returned from SIHH 2015, and one of the trends we noticed at this year's fair was a number of brands putting their own spin on the classical skeleton watch. Here … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: 5 Top Watches in 5 Categories from SIHH 2015

Lange Datograph Perpetual

SIHH 2015 has come and gone, and instead of immediately bringing you a "Top 5 Watches" or "Top 10 Watches"  — which we will surely do later on, nevertheless — we at FratelloWatches thought it … [Read more...]

SIHH 2015: Baume & Mercier’s New Classima Collection

Baume-et-Mercier-Classima-10214-front 150

At SIHH in Geneva, Baume & Mercier presented its redesigned Classima collection. Targeted at entry-level consumers, the Classima line includes men's steel and two-tone automatic models. … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Wednesday: A (Very) Few Dive Watch Highlights from SIHH 2015

Panerai Luminor Submersible Carbotech

At last year's SIHH, IWC launched a whopping 15 new Aquatimer models, and Cartier introduced its very first true dive watch, the Calibre de Cartier Diver. This year, at SIHH 2015, the dive watch … [Read more...]

Monochrome Watches at SIHH 2015: The Cartier Clé de Cartier


Anyone who has carved the snow on skis, hugged a turn’s line in a sports car, or caressed the slope of a woman’s back will appreciate the curves in the Clé de Cartier. Cartier’s iconic march … [Read more...]

Monochrome Watches SIHH 2015: Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Double Flying Tourbillon


For 2015, Roger Dubuis focusses heavily on skeletonization, as becomes apparent with the introduction of the Excalibur Spider Double Flying Tourbillon. Prior to these new releases, every single watch … [Read more...]

Audio: 12 Watch Executive Interviews from SIHH 2015


At SIHH 2015 in Geneva, I had the chance to chat with 12 watch industry executives, from 11 luxury watch brands, about the timepieces introduced at the show and what lies ahead in 2015. Follow the … [Read more...]

SIHH 2015: Ralph Lauren Automotive Chronograph (Updated with Live Photo and Price)

Ralph Lauren Automotive Chronograph

Among the new offerings from Ralph Lauren at this year's SIHH is the new Ralph Lauren Automotive Chronograph. Inspired by the instrument panel of Lauren's legendary 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, … [Read more...]

SIHH 2015: Here Are 19 Of The New Watches We’ve Seen So Far

SIHH Panerai PAM580

The 2015 edition of Geneva's Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) kicks off tomorrow, and WatchTime will be reporting live on the new watches introduced at the fair. Many watch brands … [Read more...]

SIHH 2015: The Greubel Forsey QP à Equation with “Mechanical Computer”

Greubel Forsey QP a Equation

Well-heeled collectors of ultra-complicated mechanical watches, and the haute retailers who supply them, should be in Seventh Heaven over Greubel Forsey's seventh "Invention Piece," the Greubel Forsey … [Read more...]

SIHH 2015: IWC Portugieser Annual Calendar (Updated with Live Photos and Prices)

IWC Portuguese Annual Calendar - front

The new IWC Portugieser Annual Calendar, part of the brand's "Year of the Portugieser" at SIHH 2015, is a timepiece that marks two IWC firsts: its in-house movement is equipped with an innovative … [Read more...]

Monochrome Watches at SIHH 2015: Parmigiani and Bugatti Celebrate A Decade Together


All too often we see relationships between watch manufactures and automobile companies come and then go. Seemingly, the faster the car the more tempestuous the relationship with their time-keeping … [Read more...]

SIHH 2015: Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Grande Complication

Cartier Grande Complication thumb 150

Cartier's headliner at SIHH 2015 was a new ultra-thin grand complication that showcases the brand's technical watchmaking prowess. The Rotonde de Cartier Grande Complication has an automatic movement … [Read more...]

SIHH 2015: Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica (Updated with Live Photo and Price)

SIHH Panerai PAM580

At SIHH 2015 this week, Panerai Panerai debuted the Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica - 44 mm. This new model surrounds the P.9100 manufacture chronograph movement with a high-tech … [Read more...]

SIHH 2015: New Dial Designs for A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia (Updated with Live Photos)

A Lange & Sohne Saxonia - trio

At the SIHH 2015 watch fair, German luxury watch brand A. Lange & Sohne unveiled three new models in its elegant, understated Saxonia collection. The new-generation versions of the Saxonia, … [Read more...]