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Watch Insider’s Top 10 Chronograph Watches: Are These The Best Chronographs?

Cartier Montre Calibre de Cartier

Top chronograph watches remain incredibly popular, even if most of us don't even use their signature chronograph watch functions. I am no exception; along with GMT/UTC functions, chronographs are one of my favorite complications. For all chronograph fans like myself, I have compiled a top 10 list of my personal best chronographs and best chronograph watches here and on my blog, Watch-Insider.com. All watches are relatively new, either from 2013 or 2014. The list will be updated throughout the … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s May-June Issue is On Sale Now!

WatchTime May-June 2014 Cover

The May-June issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and also in the WatchTime online shop), featuring a comparative test of the Breitling Chronomat GMT Blacksteel and the Omega Speedmaster Professional Dark Side of the Moon, a showcase of milestone Breitling watches, and 39 highlight watches from the SIHH watch fair. Click here for highlights from the issue... … [Read more...]

Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT 24H: A Panerai Watch for Travelers

Panerai PAM531 - dialCU

Panerai first became renowned for its distinctively masculine divers' watches. Now the Swiss watch brand with Florentine roots has released a watch suited for world travelers: the Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT 24H, the first Panerai watch to contain the new manufacture Caliber P.9003. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 10 Watches Under €10K With In-House Movements

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A regular reader of my blog, Watch-Insider.com, Nick Senn, inspired me to compile this Top 10 list, focusing on watch brands that offer models with in-house movements at what most aficionados would consider affordable prices. Here are my choices, feel free to add your own top 10 watches with in-house movements in the comments section of this post. … [Read more...]

5 Mechanical Watches Under $2,000

Raymond Weil Maestro Trois Aiguilles Or Rose

At the Swiss watch fairs, the attention-grabbing releases are often the most astronomically priced timepieces with the most complex movements. But what about those who are seeking a more "entry-level" timepiece without compromising on the mechanical movement? We've compiled a list of watches with automatic movements that might have flown under the radar. While less complicated and less expensive, at under $2,000 each, these watches won't break the bank. First seen at Baselworld 2013, the … [Read more...]

A. Lange & Söhne Lange Zeitwerk Striking Time in Rose Gold

Lange Zeitwerk Striking Time rose gold

Three years ago, Germany's A. Lange & Söhne released its first-ever chiming wristwatch, the Lange Zeitwerk Striking Time, which combined a dial-side chiming mechanism with the Zeitwerk model's unconventional, mechanical-digital time display. At this year's SIHH, Lange released a new model with a rose-gold case, silver dial and rose-gold hands. … [Read more...]

Cartier Tank MC Two-Tone Skeleton Watch

Cartier Tank MC Two-Tone Skeleton - front

Among its many new offerings at January's SIHH watch salon, Cartier debuted a new, skeletonized version of its iconic Cartier Tank watch. The Cartier Tank MC Two-Tone Skeleton watch showcases a two-tone finish on its openworked movement, Cartier's in-house Caliber 9619 MC. … [Read more...]

Watch Test: Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon vs. Breitling Chronomat Blacksteel

Omega vs. Breitling test

Two chronographs robed in black and powered by in-house movements — the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon and Breitling Chronomat GMT Blacksteel go head to head in this comparative test, the cover story of WatchTime's May-June 2014 issue. … [Read more...]

Rolex Yacht-Master II in Stainless Steel (Video)

Rolex Yacht-Master II - steel

For fans of Rolex, the world's biggest luxury watch brand, we highlight he Rolex Yacht-Master II - an extremely popular Rolex Yacht-Master watch that has many fans around the world. … [Read more...]

Breitling Avenger Seawolf Blacksteel (Updated)

Breitling Avenger Seawolf Blacksteel front

In summer of 2012, Breitling added a new watch to its popular Avenger series of timepieces  — a sleek divers' model outfitted in black and tough enough to descend to serious undersea depths. The limited-edition Breitling Avenger Seawolf Blacksteel is a professional-grade diver’s watch whose case — made of steel and blackened by means of a highly-resistant carbon-based treatment — is water-resistant to the extreme depth of 3,000 meters. The watch is powered by Breitling's Caliber 17, … [Read more...]

Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk Steel Bracelet

Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk Steel Bracelet

Girard-Perregaux launched its Chrono Hawk collection just over a year ago during Miami's Art Basel. Up until now, Girard-Perregaux  Chrono Hawk watches have been available only on leather or rubber straps. Now Girard-Perregaux is launching its first Chrono Hawk watches with steel bracelets, in two dial colors. … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014 Preview: Our Watch Insider Reveals The Montblanc Star Twin Moonphase

Montblanc Star Twin Moonphase

Both here on WatchTime.com and on my blog, Watch-Insider.com, we've been showing you new watches that will launch at this month's SIHH watch fair in Geneva. Here is one of the latest, the first watch from Montblanc's 2014 collection, the Montblanc Star Twin Moonphase. … [Read more...]

Zenith El Primero Lightweight Limited Edition (Video)

Zenith El Primero Lightweight

In 2010, Zenith introduced its El Primero Striking 10th chronograph, whose highlight feature was a sweep-seconds hand that made 10 jumps per second and a complete sweep of the dial every 10 seconds. This year, the brand introduces a version of that watch designed for maximum lightness called, appropriately, the El Primero Lightweight. … [Read more...]

Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel

Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel

On May 24th, 1962, astronaut Scott Carpenter, commander of the Aurora 7 space capsule,  became the second American to orbit the earth and his chosen wristwatch — a Breitling Navitimer — became the first wristwatch to do so on the wrist of an American, earning its new name of Cosmonaute. Last year, Breitling paid tribute to the historic space mission by releasing a 50th-anniversary limited edition of the original Cosmonaute, and it follows it up this year with the release of an all-black … [Read more...]

Chinese Watch Manufacturer Memorigin Releases “Man of Steel” Tourbillon

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Chinese watchmaker Memorigin has teamed up with Warner Bros. to create a tourbillon inspired by the latest Superman movie, "Man of Steel." The watch is a limited edition of 130 pieces, released to coincide with the launch of the new film. The watch borrows from design elements seen in the movie. The tonneau-shaped case, measuring 39x41mm, features a skeletonized dial resembling the armor worn by Jor-El (Superman's father) in the film. The iconic "S" symbol is, of course, represented on … [Read more...]

Two for the Road: A Pair of Titanium Ingenieurs from IWC

IWC Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium

For the new timepieces in its re-tooled Ingenieur collection, IWC Shaffhausen wanted a direct connection to Formula One auto racing, in both the watches' design and in the materials used to make them. Hence the use of carbon fiber, high-tech ceramics, and, for two of its new models, titanium. … [Read more...]

Antiquorum Auctions James Dean’s Lucky Pocketwatch

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At its upcoming June 22nd auction of “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” in Hong Kong, Antiquorum will be auctioning a prized possession and lucky charm of legendary actor James Dean, a pocketwatch made by American watchmaker Standard USA with an American-made Elgin movement. Dean purchased his prized watch in late 1951 while still a struggling young actor working in New York. It was his first big purchase, and he was so proud of it he had his initials engraved on the gold cover. … [Read more...]

Couture Watch and Jewelry Show Opens in Las Vegas

Ball Trainmaster Roman

With Baselworld barely in the rearview mirror, watch brands and those of us who cover them made the pilgrimage this week to the annual watch and jewelry fairs in Las Vegas. The first of them, called Couture, kicked off yesterday at the Wynn Hotel and Casino. Below you'll find some photos and brief descriptions of several of the timepieces, some of which were not unveiled in Basel, that I saw at the show. … [Read more...]

Antiquorum’s May Auction: World Records for Two Rolex Daytona Paul Newman Watches

Rolex Paul Newman Daytona - Antiquorum Lot 512

Antiquorum’s “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” auction held on Sunday, May 12th at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Geneva, headlined by a selection of vintage Rolex Daytona watches commemorating that model's 50th anniversary, and set two new world records, including the highest ever sale price for a Daytona at auction. … [Read more...]

TW Steel Unveils 6 Canteen Fashion Editions

TW500 in blue

Offering a colorful new take on its "oversized" Canteen Style watches, TW Steel has announced the Canteen Fashion collection, with six watches in six different colors. The watches feature a three-hand Miyota 2415 movements housed in 45-mm brushed steel cases. The emphasis is on "fashion" here, with each model sporting a color-coordinated dial, hands, and silicone strap. For example, the TW500 model has a sunray dark blue dial with a matching dark blue strap, while the TW505 mirrors this look … [Read more...]