How to Make a Perfect Watch: An Insider’s Look at F.P. Journe, Part 4

F.P. Journe Chronometre Optimum movement

Every watchmaker interested in precision has to deal with the same four major issues. If all four of these issues could be resolved, one would obtain the perfect watch. But like the Perpetual Movement … [Read more...]

Monochrome Monday: Introducing the Richard Mille RM 055 Bubba Watson All Grey Boutique Edition


A mechanical watch to be worn while practicing golf? Isn’t that something that everybody knows to be dangerous? Well, that would certainly be true in the case of most mechanical watches. However, … [Read more...]

Complications Eggsperts: The New Fabergé Watches

Faberge Visionnaire I Blue

High-horology companies Agenhor and APRP have come up with new complicated movements for Fabergé, of Imperial Egg fame. The Fabergé watches with these movements — two for ladies, one for men — … [Read more...]

Bell & Ross Unveils BR 01 Skull Bronze Tourbillon for Only Watch 2015

Bell & Ross Br01 Skull Bronze Tourbillon - Only Watch 2015

For its contribution to this year's upcoming Only Watch auction of unique timepieces, Bell & Ross has created a bronze-cased version of its BR 01 Tourbillon, which also features a hand-engraved … [Read more...]

Christophe Claret: Playing The Odds


Complications specialist Christophe Claret has been designing movements for more than 25 years, but it wasn’t until 2009 that he created a watch collection bearing his own name. The 65 complicated … [Read more...]

For Art’s Sake: The Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Artistica Collection

JLC Hybris Artistica Master Gyrotourbillon 1

Jaeger-LeCoultre fans are familiar with the brand’s Hybris Mechanica series of high-complication watches. Last year, Jaeger introduced that series’ high-craft counterpart, a collection called … [Read more...]

A Two- Week Tourbillon: Testing the Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon 14 Days

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle Tourbillon 14 Days

The movement of the Patrimony Traditionnelle Tourbillon 14 Days, from Vacheron Constantin, is a beauty: a rich mélange of elegant sunburst, perlage and Geneva stripes; hand-beveled edges; … [Read more...]

Star Time: 13 Celebrity-Branded Sports Watches

EMINEM wearing a Casio G-Shock Eminem edition at Casio's "Shock the World" Event

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 … [Read more...]

Who Needs Constant Force? An Insider’s Look at F.P. Journe (Part 2)

Francois Paul Journe’s first ever wristwatch (1991).

1977. Paris. A young watchmaker of 20 embarks on an odd quest - to make his own tourbillon. Not to sell, not to show, but simply to prove that he can do it. Passionate and determined, equipped only … [Read more...]

7 Personalized Watches Made for World Champion Athletes

LeBron James wearing Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore LeBron James

With baseball season heating up and the NBA and NHL finals underway, we at WatchTime thought it would be the perfect time to re-post (with a few updates) our article on the elite fraternity of … [Read more...]

Greubel Forsey Takes a Subtler Approach with its Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision

Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision

The name Greubel Forsey conjures up many images among horological connoisseurs but classically simple dials and elegantly thin cases are probably not among them — at least until now. With the … [Read more...]

Temptation Thursday by Escapement: Armin Strom Tourbillon Gumball 3000

Armin Strom Tourbillon Gumball 3000

Our inaugural "Temptation Thursday," from Angus Davies of the online watch magazine Escapement, focuses on the Armin Strom Tourbillon Gumball 3000, a limited edition from the official watch partner of … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: 17 Ultra-Technical Timepieces

Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement

On my blog,, I assembled this list of 17 "techie" watches, all released within the past few years, that have most fascinated me in the area of technical innovation and watchmaking … [Read more...]

Arnold & Son Adds 3 New Versions of the UTTE

Arnold & Son 's UTTE - Tahitian Mother-of-Pearl

Spring has sprung, and with it new colors are everywhere. Arnold & Son has given us a spring of its own: the La Chaux-de-Fonds brand just introduced three new variations on its renowned UTTE … [Read more...]

Girard-Perregaux Neo-Tourbillon with Three Bridges: 10 Things to Know

Girard-Perregaux Neo-Tourbillon

Girard-Perregaux’s Tourbillon with Three Bridges has been an icon of classic design for almost 150 years. This year, the brand’s signature timepiece is reborn with a radical new look. Here are 10 … [Read more...]

RGM Watches: Roland G. Murphy’s American Way

Roland G. Murphy of RGM

Making a watch movement in Switzerland is one thing. Making one in the USA is quite another. Just ask Roland G. Murphy, founder of RGM Watch Company. We spoke with Roland Murphy and took an in-depth … [Read more...]

Throwing A Curve: The How, What, When, Where and Why Of Mainsprings

A. Lange & Söhne mainspring

  Our watch expert Gisbert L. Brunner knows better than anyone else that mainsprings perform herculean tasks. With a maximum thickness of just 75/1,000 mm, they develop strong torque, which … [Read more...]

A Musical Whirlwind: Introducing the Raymond Weil Nabucco Cello Tourbillon

Raymond Weil Nabucco Cello Tourbillon

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 … [Read more...]

Hublot Classic Fusion “ForbiddenX”

Hublot Classic Fusion ForbiddenX

With the recent restoration of diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Cuba, American cigar smokers may soon be able to puff on Cuban cigars legally. Now they can count down to that historic moment on a … [Read more...]

Three Watch Brands That Surprised Us at Baselworld 2015

Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Cronografo Landeron

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 … [Read more...]

Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 052 Skull


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 … [Read more...]

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


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 … [Read more...]

Escapement Watches Reviews the Perrelet Black and Gold Tourbillon


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 … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2015: The Ulysse Nardin Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon

UN Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon thumb 150

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 … [Read more...]

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

Arnold & Son Royal---Constant-Force-Tourbillon---thumb

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 … [Read more...]

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

Blancpain L-evolution Tourbillon Carrousel thumb 150

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 … [Read more...]

Whirlwind Romance: 4 Watches with Multiple Tourbillons

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 … [Read more...]

Brand to Watch: Angelus Returns

Angelus_U10 Tourbillon Lumière 150

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, … [Read more...]

Making Time: How Jaeger-LeCoultre created its Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3


It starts with pencil and paper, just as it has for centuries.  A talented hand sketches the lines that will one day become a living, breathing timepiece. WatchTime visited Jaeger-LeCoultre in Le … [Read more...]

Complicated Watches: 7 Standout Tourbillon Watches

Arnold & Son Royal TEC1

Baselworld 2015 is over, and we've seen a number of new tourbillon watches among the offerings. Here's a look back at the most interesting, clever, and daring variations on the now-ubiquitous … [Read more...]