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A Musical Whirlwind: Introducing the Raymond Weil Nabucco Cello Tourbillon

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To some collectors, a watch brand — even one with a proud history — only proves its horological legitimacy when it produce its first tourbillon. Geneva-based Raymond Weil joins that prestigious club this year, with the release of its extremely limited Raymond Weil Nabucco Cello Tourbillon. Best of all, the watch still manages to fit squarely into the brand's long-held value-for-price arena. … [Read more...]


14 Milestone Audemars Piguet Watches, From the First Minute Repeater to the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

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Download this FREE feature — Watchtime Spotlight: Audemars Piguet – 14 Milestone Audemars Piguet watches — and expand your knowledge about the 14 most important timepieces in more than a century of Audemars Piguet watches. The story of Audemars Piguet is one of constant innovation. From their earliest days, Audemars Piguet watches have been recognized for their boldness in both design and technology. This FREE download from WatchTime magazine gives you the stories behind 14 of history’s … [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 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...]


Three Watch Brands That Surprised Us at Baselworld 2015

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While nearly every watch brand exhibiting at Baselworld puts forth at least one notable headliner piece each year, those of us who cover the industry often find many of the new offerings to be somewhat on the predictable side. Occasionally, we'll see something truly unexpected, like Patek Philippe's Calatrava Travel Time, or Bulgari's "connected" luxury watch, the Diagono Magnesium, both introduced at this year's fair. And sometimes, some of the smaller or more under-the-radar brands will come … [Read more...]


Buyer Beware: The Rise of Counterfeit Luxury Watches on the Internet

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Looking for cheap watches on the internet? Better think twice before making that purchase. In this article from WatchTime's February 2013 issue, we explore how sales of these counterfeit watches are hurting both collectors and the watch industry. … [Read more...]


Star Time: 13 Celebrity-Branded Sports Watches

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There is no shortage of celebrities, many of them celebrity athletes, who serve as "brand ambassadors" for watch brands, appearing in ads and attending events wearing their watches. However, a few of these stars go the extra mile, giving input and often even becoming involved in the design process, for special celebrity watches to which they lend their names. Below is a list of 13 celebrity watches developed in honor of, and named for, their famous representatives. … [Read more...]


7 Personalized Watches Made for World Champion Athletes

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With March Madness wrapping up and the NBA and NHL playoff races in full swing, we at WatchTime thought it would be the perfect time to re-post (with a few updates) our article on the elite fraternity of athletes who have not only won a world championship in their sports but also boast a watch made specifically for them. Here are seven notable watches of champions. … [Read more...]


Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 052 Skull

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We're all familiar with skeleton watches, but this Richard Mille tourbillon timepiece is more accurately described as a skull watch, hence its name: the Tourbillon RM 052 Skull. The watch, which made its debut at  SIHH 2012, was released in a limited edition of 21 pieces — 15 in titanium and six unique pieces set in rose or white gold. … [Read more...]


5 Record-Setting Ultra-Thin Watches

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As we've seen in recent years, watch brands are pulling out all the stops to achieve new records not only in thinness, but in the level of complication and complexity that they pack into those super-slim movements and cases. Here are five recent examples of timepieces that (at least for the moment) have set records for thinness in their respective categories. … [Read more...]


Monochrome Monday: The Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Tourbillon (Now In White Gold)

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As with every object located on earth, a watch is subjected to several forces. Together with magnetic fields, the worst enemy of an escapement is gravity, a force strong enough to deregulate a watch if it remains constantly in the same position. Brice Goulard of Monochrome Watches writes that in order to counteract this undesirable effect, a well-known watchmaker named Abraham-Louis Breguet created the tourbillon. This was a perfect ally to pocket watches but the time of wristwatches came and … [Read more...]


Escapement Watches Reviews the Perrelet Black and Gold Tourbillon

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Angus Davies reviews the Perrelet Black & Gold Tourbillon. Limited to only 20 pieces, this timepiece occupies the upper echelons of the Perrelet range. Read more from Angus on his online watch magazine, Escapement. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: The Ulysse Nardin Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon

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What was still only a prototype in 2014 has now become a reality. At Baselworld 2015, Ulysse Nardin brought out the Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon, a limited-edition piece. This watch is most notable for being the first with Ulysse Nardin's proprietary constant force escapement system, made entirely out of silicon. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: 3 Things to Know About the Arnold & Son Constant Force Tourbillon (Updated with Live Photos)

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At Baselworld 2015, Arnold & Son introduced the Arnold & Son Constant Force Tourbillon. From what we've seen, there are already signs that it will give watch enthusiasts more than a couple of things to talk about. … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: Blancpain L-evolution Tourbillon Carrousel (Updated with Live Photos)

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One of Blancpain’s highlights at this year’s Baselworld is the L-evolution Tourbillon Carrousel, a highly complicated piece with a futuristic dial and case design to match. Tourbillons and carrousels both rotate their cages within a movement, but understanding them can also get your head spinning. So let’s take a moment to break down the differences between them. … [Read more...]


5 Milestone Patek Philippe Watches, from 1868 to Today

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To mark Patek Philippe's 175th birthday in 2014, WatchTime offers a look at the company's most notable wristwatches. Scroll down to discover WatchTime.com's top five. For the complete list of 24 milestone Patek Philippe watches, you can download the full article, from the November-December 2014 issue, from WatchTime's online store. … [Read more...]


Whirlwind Romance: 4 Watches with Multiple Tourbillons

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Nowadays, almost any luxury watch brand worthy of the name offers at least one timepiece with a tourbillon. But there are only a handful of brands that have pushed the envelope to create watches with two, three or even four tourbillons. Here we take a look at four such watches that made their debut at this year's Baselworld and SIHH watch fairs. … [Read more...]


Milestone Cartier Watches: From the Cartier Santos to the Calibre de Cartier

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Download this FREE article and expand your knowledge of Cartier watch history with this comprehensive collection of 23 historic Cartier watches! Everyone knows the name Cartier symbolizes luxurious and beautiful jewelry. But Cartier watches also display a passion for technology and innovation. This FREE downloadable feature from WatchTime magazine introduces you to the 23 most important milestones in the history of the Cartier watch. Learn the stories behind the Cartier Santos, the Cartier … [Read more...]


Brand to Watch: Angelus Returns

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Baselworld is the peak time of year for the launch of new watches. But every so often it also serves as the coming-out party for a new brand that’s entering the market. Such is the case for Angelus, a name with serious watchmaking history. Angelus was a Swiss brand of some repute until (like many of its compatriots) it was wiped out by the quartz revolution in the 1970s. Now it’s making a return under notable new management. … [Read more...]


“Sound” Investments: 10 Notable Minute Repeaters and Chiming Watches

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One of the most difficult watch complications to produce, a minute repeater transforms a watch from mere timekeeping device to miniature music box. Below we take a look at 10 minute repeaters — and other, even more sophisticated chiming watches — that are more than just bells and whistles. … [Read more...]


Look, Ma, No Hands: 10 Watches That Tell Time Differently

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The vast majority of watches stick to traditional hour and minute hands to display the time, but a handful of bold manufacturers use their technical prowess to find new, innovative, and often downright audacious methods to indicate the hours, minutes, and occasionally even other functions. Below is a list of unusual watches that deviate from the conventional time-telling style, finding creative alternatives to hour and minute hands. … [Read more...]