SIHH 2014 Preview: Watch Insider Update on the Roger Dubuis Watches Launching at SIHH

Roger Dubuis Hommage Chronograph

News and photos of watches debuting at next week's SIHH watch fair continue to roll in. In this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I cover new the first new models from Roger Dubuis, a brand known for its rather eccentric style but is focusing more on classical design values this year. Here is a teaser of what to expect. … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014 Preview: 3 Tourbillon Watches from Vacheron Constantin, Greubel Forsey, & Ralph Lauren

Greubel Forsey Platinum GMT

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...]

Pre-SIHH: 3 New Cartier Men’s Watches

Cartier RDC Earth & Moon

The previews of new luxury watches debuting at the SIHH watch salon in Geneva this January continue to roll in. Our "Watch Insider" Alexander Linz has already shown you one of the new Cartier watches for men premiering at SIHH, the Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver. Now we reveal three more new men's Cartier watches. … [Read more...]

Armin Strom Tourbillon Gravity Fire

Armin Strom Tourbillon Gravity Fire

Armin Strom, the eponymous Swiss watch brand founded by watchmaker and skeletonization expert Armin Strom 40 years ago, has released a new watch that showcases a rare horological combination: a tourbillon watch with an automatic-winding micro-rotor movement. It's called the Tourbillon Gravity Fire, and it is this week's Watch to Watch. … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014 Preview: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon

Audemars Piguet released its first Royal Oak Concept watch in 2002 with a case made of Alacrite 602. Another Concept model, in 2008, featured a forged carbon case, and the 2011 model combined a titanium case with a black ceramic bezel. Ahead of the 2014 SIHH watch fair in January, AP has unveiled the newest in the series, the Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon, which adds a white ceramic bezel to … [Read more...]

Historical F.P. Journe Tourbillon Marks 30 Years of Independent Watchmaking

F.P. Journe Anniversary Tourbillon

Thirty years ago, 20-year-old French watchmaking prodigy Francois-Paul Journe completed his pet project: a pocketwatch with a handmade tourbillon, in an era in which that 19th-century horological invention was virtually forgotten. This year, Journe celebrates the anniversary with a wristwatch version of that groundbreaking timepiece, the F.P. Journe Anniversary Tourbillon. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: Hermès Unveils its First Tourbillon Watch

Hermes Arceau Lift flying tourbillon

Up until very recently, Hermès was known more as a fashion brand than as a purveyor of haute horlogerie. However, its watchmaking subsidiary, La Montre Hermès, has been challenging those assumptions as of late with many of its new watches and proprietary movements, and has now released its first tourbillon watch, called the Arceau Lift. … [Read more...]

Vacheron Constantin Adds 14-Day Tourbillon to its Platinum Collection

Vacheron Constantin Platinum_14-Day Tourbillon - front

In 2006, Vacheron Constantin became the first watch brand to dedicate an entire collection to platinum timepieces. This year, the venerable brand adds a version of its Patrimony Traditionnelle 14-Day Tourbillon to its Collection Excellence Platine. … [Read more...]

Video: Touring the Perrelet Turbillon

Perrelet Turbillon - front

At Baselworld 2013, Perrelet added to its flagship Turbine collection of double-rotor timepieces with the line's first tourbillon watch — in this case, cleverly spelled "Turbillon." The new watch is among the 60+ new watches covered in our September-October issue, on sale August 27. Click here for a video showing the Turbillon and its spinning rotor blades in action. … [Read more...]

Triple Threat: Audemars Piguet’s Tradition Tourbillon Minute Repeater Chronograph

Audemars Piguet Tradition Tourbillon Minute Repeater Chronograph - angle

To many watch fans, Audemars Piguet is all about the Royal Oak, its iconic octagonal sports watch. However, the family-owned Swiss brand also wowed aficionados of haute horlogerie at this year's SIHH with its incredibly complicated and extremely limited Tradition Tourbillon Minute Repeater Chronograph, inspired by a vintage timepiece from the 1920s. … [Read more...]

Whirlwind Romance: Three New Watches with Multiple Tourbillons (Video)

TAG Heuer Carrera MikroPendulumS

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 three such watches that made their debut at this year's Baselworld and SIHH watch fairs. … [Read more...]

3 Standout Tourbillon Watches From Baselworld 2013

Chopard LUC Engine One tourbillon

After a few challenging economic years for the watch industry, in which some feared big-ticket haute horlogerie timepieces were on the wane, tourbillon watches came roaring back at this year's Baselworld. Here's a trio of unusual tourbillons that grabbed our attention. … [Read more...]

Video: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3

Jaeger-LeCoultre Gyrotourbillon 3

Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced its Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 at the 2013 SIHH. The watch is the first to be equipped with a flying twin-axis tourbillon and contains the first spherical hairspring ever  used in a wristwatch. Click here to see Jaeger-LeCoultre's video of the watch in motion. … [Read more...]

Bulgari Unveils Three New Watches in Revamped Bulgari Bulgari Collection

Bulgari Bulgari Chronograph - angle

Bulgari introduced three new models in its iconic Bulgari Bulgari men's watch collection at Baselworld 2013, including the line's first chronograph and tourbillon timepieces. Each new watch contains a manufacture movement crafted in Bulgari's ateliers in La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Sentier, Switzerland. … [Read more...]

Carl F. Bucherer Marks 125 Years With New Manero Tourbillon Limited Edition

Carl F. Bucherer Manero Tourbillon

This year marks 125 years since Swiss jeweler Carl Friedrich Bucherer opened up his first watch and jewelry shop in Lucerne, on the way to designing and creating his first timepiece in 1919. To commemorate the anniversary, the modern Carl F. Bucherer watch brand has launched the new Manero Tourbillon Limited Edition. … [Read more...]

Parmigiani Adds New Tourbillon to Its Pershing Collection

Parmigiani Pershing Tourbillon Abyss - front

Parmigiani Fleurier, the boutique brand founded by master watchmaker Michel Parmigiani, has added a new limited-edition watch, called the Tourbillon Abyss, to its collection of Pershing timepieces, established in 2007 in a partnership with the prestigious Italian yacht manufacturer. … [Read more...]

Video: Tempting Tonneaus: Vacheron Constantin Redesigns the Malte Collection

malte_190_2

Vacheron Constantin introduced its first form watch in 1912. To celebrate the centennial of the curvy case, Vacheron Constantin launched four new Malte models at SIHH, each wearing an appealing, updated shape. The top model houses the new hand-wound Calibre 2795 shaped tourbillon movement. Click here for more photos of the Malte Collection. Click below to start the video... Receive … [Read more...]

How Bovet Blossomed

Bovet Sportster Saguaro

In our March-April issue, on sale now, WatchTime's Jay Deshpande speaks to Bovet owner Pascal Raffy about his plans for the 187-year-old brand. In this feature from our December 2009 issue, writer Lucien F. Trueb explores Bovet's history and the story of how Raffy fell madly in love with it. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2013 Preview: Harry Winston’s Histoire de Tourbillon 4 (Video)

Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 4 - front

Watch and jewelry giant Harry Winston — often the purveyor of some of the most talked-about timepieces at the annual Baselworld watch fair — has whetted our appetite for this year's offerings with a preview of one of its most complicated technical pieces, the Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 4. … [Read more...]

Richard Mille’s New RM 011 Brings Another F1 Material to Watchmaking

Richard Mille RM 011 in silicon nitride

Richard Mille has long been at the forefront of introducing new materials into watchmaking, particularly those used in the world of Formula One auto racing. At this year's SIHH, the brand introduced yet another first in that area: the new RM 011 Flyback Chronograph, the first watch with a case made of brown silicon nitride. … [Read more...]