First Look: Emporio Armani’s New Mechanical Watch, the Armani Meccanico (Video)

Emporio Armani Meccanico watch

Following in the footsteps of brands like Hermès, Gucci, Chanel, and others, Emporio Armani has joined the growing club of fashion houses that are producing high-end watches with mechanical movements. Click here to find information on, and watch an official brand video for, the new Emporio Armani Meccanico collection, debuting this fall. … [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...]

Watch Insider: Montblanc Collection Villeret 1858 ExoTourbillon Rattrapante

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Recently I had the opportunity to see the latest masterpiece from Montblanc's Villeret collection, the 1858 ExoTourbillon Rattrapante, presented by new Montblanc CEO Jérôme Lambert. In this article, originally run on my blog, Watch Insider.com, I explore the watch and provide original photos and a short HD video. … [Read more...]

Video: Perrelet Turbine Chronograph

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In WatchTime's November-December 2013 issue, on sale October 29, technical editor Mike Disher tests the Perrelet Turbine Chronograph. Take a look at this new Perrelet watch, and its double-rotor turbine dial, in motion in this video taken by the story's photographer, Robert Atkinson. … [Read more...]

Video: Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 Annual Calendar

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Annual Calendar

In WatchTime's November-December 2013 issue, on sale October 29, technical editor Mike Disher tests the Zenith Pilot Montre d'Aéronef Type 20 Annual Calendar. Click play on the video below, taken by the story's photographer, Robert Atkinson, for an up-close look at this new Zenith pilots' watch. … [Read more...]

5 Questions for Max Büsser on the New MB&F Legacy Machine No. 2 (Video)

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Max Büsser, founder and owner of the MB&F watch brand, calls his unconventional haute horlogerie timepieces "horological machines," emphasizing artistry over traditional timekeeping. He visited WatchTime to discuss the brand's newest release, the MB&F Legacy Machine No. 2. Here are his answers to the five questions we posed to him about the watch. … [Read more...]

Videos: 7 Watch Brand Reps Speak at WatchTime’s IBG New York Event

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WatchTime's 2013 "Inside Basel.Geneva" event tour is almost over, but we still have one show left to go, in Los Angeles, Sept. 27. At IBG NY, we spoke with representatives of several watch brands and got their thoughts on the IBG events. Scroll down to see our interviews with Roland G. Murphy of RGM, Ron Stoll of Carl F. Bucherer, and more. … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s Joe Thompson Discusses Samsung Smart Watch on CNBC’s “Closing Bell”

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WatchTime Editor-in-Chief Joe Thompson appeared as a guest on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” with Maria Bartiromo on September 4. Thompson was one of two guests invited to be interviewed about Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smart watch launched earlier that day. Click below to see what Thompson had to say. … [Read more...]

Black and Blue: Rolex Upgrades the GMT-Master II (Video)

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(As seen in the October issue of WatchTime.) Black for  the night sky, blue for day — these colors just make sense, but if you expected to find them on the bezel of one of the world’s most famous GMT watches, the Rolex GMT-Master II, you would have been disappointed, until now. … [Read more...]

Video: Breva Génie 01

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In WatchTime's September-October issue, on sale now, technical editor Mike Disher seeks out the most offbeat and under-the-radar timepieces at the 2013 Baselworld watch fair, most produced by little-known independent watchmakers. Click here to watch a video of one of this year's most interesting newcomers, the Breva Génie 01. … [Read more...]

Video: Touring the Perrelet Turbillon

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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...]

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...]

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

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

IWC Releases Musical Watchmaker Video for Swiss National Day (Video)

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In honor of Swiss National Day, which falls on August 1, Swiss watch brand IWC Schaffhausen has released a special video. In it, IWC watchmakers reveal hidden talents in a musical performance, with tiny instruments manipulated with watchmaking tools. The miniature orchestra is conducted by IWC ambassador and master watchmaker, Kurt Klaus. Click below to watch their performance. For more watch videos, including original videos shot exclusively for WatchTime, click here to visit our … [Read more...]

Watch Insider Reviews Jaquet Droz’s “The Charming Bird,” with Photos, Audio, and Video

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On my recent trip to Shanghai I had the opportunity to put my hands on a luxury item that in the 18th century was accessible only to emperors and kings — namely, a wristwatch with a singing automaton. Yes, of course, the wristwatch had yet to be invented in the 18th century, and automatons were found instead on table clocks, but Jaquet Droz's new piece, The Charming Bird, would have been right at home in that era. … [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...]

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...]

Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Oro Rosso (Video)

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Panerai developed its Radiomir case in 1940 to meet the rugged needs of the Italian naval commandos who wore its watches. This year, the company brings back that original case for a series of modern Radiomir timepieces in its Historic Collection, among them this week's Watch to Watch, the Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Oro Rosso. … [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...]