Video: Inside the HYT H2

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In WatchTime's September-October issue, on sale August 27, our editorial team compiles a blockbuster selection of 60+ new watches from Baselworld 2013. One of the featured timepieces is the H2, the latest innovation from the "hydromechanical horologists" at HYT. Click here to see an HD video showing the workings of this unusual timepiece. … [Read more...]

Bremont Codebreaker: A Tribute Timepiece to Britain’s WWII Cryptologists (Video)

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The Bremont Codebreaker, one of the year's most shrouded-in-secrecy new watch releases, teased at during Baselworld and at the Las Vegas watch and jewelry shows, finally made its United States debut (albeit only as a prototype) this summer. Click here for the story behind this limited-edition watch and the milestone in British history that inspired it. … [Read more...]

Video: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3

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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...]

Video: IWC Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month

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The crowning piece in IWC's F1-racing-inspired revamping of its Ingenieur collection this year is the IWC Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month, which contains IWC's in-house Caliber 89800 and features the brand's first case made of titanium aluminide. Click here for IWC's video presentation of the new timepiece. … [Read more...]

Ball for BMW Adds Mechanical Thermometer, Chronograph to its Collection (Video)

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Ball Watch Company, which launched its first Ball for BMW watches last year, introduced two new additions to the collection, developed in collaboration with the German luxury carmaker, at this year's Couture show in Las Vegas: the Ball for BMW TMT, which incorporates the brand's mechanical thermometer module, and the Ball for BMW Chronograph. … [Read more...]

Video: How Harry Winston’s New Opus XIII Works

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As per usual, Harry Winston generated a fair amount of buzz at the 2013 Baselworld watch fair with the latest timepiece in its haute-de-gamme Opus collection. This year's piece, the Opus XIII, turned heads with its 242 functional rubies and unconventional time indication by means of tiny, pivoting markers around the dial. … [Read more...]

Video: Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph

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Longines started manufacturing timing equipment in 1878 with the launch of a simple 20 ligne column-wheel chronograph, reference number 20H. Over the years, many other Longines chronograph calibers have incorporated a column-wheel mechanism. The new Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph continues this horological heritage into the 21st century. Click here for a photo of the Longines Column-Wheel … [Read more...]

Video: Maurice Lacroix Le Chronographe Squelette LE

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This 45mm chronograph is equipped with Maurice Lacroix’s manufacture movement, caliber ML 106-7. The hand-wound 16.5 ligne (36.6mm) movement is developed, manufactured and assembled in-house. Offering classic column wheel design, 1/5 second accuracy and a 60 minute counter, the movement also featured a unique, patent-pending system that reduces the effects of impacts during the interlocking and … [Read more...]

Video: H. Moser & Cie Mayu

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We’re in an age of sobriety following a multi-year horological binge during which watches generally became much larger, much wilder, and much more expensive. The H. Moser & Cie Mayu is the perfect watch for these times. This watch is about simplicity, elegance, innovation, craftsmanship, and perhaps most of all, intrinsic value. Click here for more details of the H. Moser & Cie … [Read more...]

Video: Romain Jerome Eyjafjallajökull-DNA Unique Piece

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Before the dust has settled, so to speak, Romain Jerome introduces the Eyjafjallajökull-DNA, a unique-piece memento of the eruption that tortured air travelers and newsreaders the world over. The piece is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity confirming that the volcanic rock and the ash used to create it do indeed come from the infamous volcano. No word on whether delivery of the piece … [Read more...]

Video: Perrelet Introduces the Turbine XL

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Last year Perrelet pumped up its iconic (and patented) double-rotor design with the Turbine, a distinctive 44mm re-imagining that transformed the dial-side rotor into a spinning 12-bladed titanium dynamo. Not one to rest on its laurels, for 2010 Perrelet launches the new 50mm Turbine XL. Click here for photos of the Turbine XL. Click below to start the video... Receive all the news, … [Read more...]

Video: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time The World Has More Time Than You Think

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World time is a very popular complication among collectors. The most expensive wristwatch ever sold at auction was a world time. The dials can have great aesthetic appeal, and in this age of global interconnectedness, it is always handy to know the time around the world at a glance. Yet most world time watches present a partial picture, displaying only the 24 standard time zones. Recently, some … [Read more...]

Video: Baume & Mercier Capeland Flyback Chronograph

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For 2011 the 180-year-old brand is launching a new chronograph in its Capeland line. The 44mm case, available in steel or 18K red gold, houses a La Joux-Perret automatic bi-compax chronograph movement with flyback and date. The dial offers a distinctly vintage appeal with telemeter and tachymeter scales. Blued or gilt Breguet hands complete the retro look. Click here for photos of the Capeland … [Read more...]

Video: Alpina Launches Startimer Pilot Collection

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Alpina’s new Startimer Pilot Collection includes a range of timepieces inspired by original Alpina designs used by pilots during the 1920s and 30s. The collection includes four models, each measuring 44mm in diameter: three variations offering time and date, including two with a manufacture movements, and a two-register chronograph. Click here to see photos of the Startimer Pilot … [Read more...]

Video: Hamilton Pan Europ

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Inspired by a Hamilton timepiece of the same name originally introduced in 1971, the modern Pan Europ takes a nostalgic look back in time. The year 1971, also the number of pieces in this limited edition, is a significant date in Hamilton’s history. It marks the year the brand joined the Swatch Group, then known as SSIH. Click here for photos of the Hamilton Pan Europ. Click below to start … [Read more...]

Video: Omega Debuts New Planet Ocean Collection and Announces Film Project in Capri

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Omega chose the Italian island of Capri to debut its upgraded Planet Ocean collection. The four new watches are equipped with unidirectional rotating bezels, helium escape valves and water resistance to 60 bar / 600 meters / 2000 feet. The in-house co-axial movements with silicon balance springs are backed by a four-year warranty. Click here for photos of the Planet Ocean collection. Click … [Read more...]

Video: Tempting Tonneaus: Vacheron Constantin Redesigns the Malte Collection

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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...]

Video: Piaget Altiplano Skeleton Ultra-Thin

Piaget is the undisputed master of ultra-thin. The brand holds several world records for thinnest movements, both simple and complicated. At SIHH, the list of records grew by two with the introduction of the Piaget Altiplano Skeleton Ultra-Thin. Click here to read more about the  Piaget Altiplano Skeleton Ultra-Thin. Click below to start the video... Receive all the news, features … [Read more...]

Video: Rolex Revamps the Yacht-Master

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Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master, a sailors’ watch introduced in 1992, undergoes a major facelift this year in both its design and technology. The new model, which has an Oyster case made of a patented alloy called Rolesium, and a cool, blue dial with brushed sunray pattern, made its debut at the Baselworld watch fair this month. Click here for photos of the Yacht-Master. Click … [Read more...]

Video: Omega Speedmaster Racing

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Before Omega’s legendary Speedmaster watch was worn by astronauts on the moon — and thus forever linked to space exploration and assigned the nickname “Moonwatch” — it was much more closely associated with the decidedly earthbound activity of automobile racing. In fact, when Omega introduced the first Speedmaster in 1957, it designed the watch’s dial to resemble the dashboard of that … [Read more...]