Monochrome Monday: Rolex Dress Watches We Hope To See At Baselworld 2015

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On our Monochrome-Watch blog, we recently wrote about the Rolex sports watches we would like to see at Baselworld 2015. We also showed you how ceramic bezels might look on a Rolex Daytona, and what … [Read more...]


In The Balance: Zenith Espada vs. Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 3600

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  Two automatic watches with high-frequency movements, the Seiko Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 and Zenith Espada, square off in a battle of the fast-beat balances in a piece by Martina Richter. … [Read more...]


Skeleton Crew: Exploring Armin Strom

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The story of the Armin Strom brand goes back nearly half a century. WatchTime Editor-in-Chief Joe Thompson takes us back in this feature article. … [Read more...]


Watch Test: Hermès Arceau Le Temps Suspendu

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Thanks to a special module, reports Julia Knaut, the Hermès Arceau Le Temps Suspendu lets you suspend time for as long as you like. Here's our exclusive test of  the watch, with photos by … [Read more...]


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

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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...]


7 Milestone Omega Watches, from 1892 to Today

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In its long history, Omega has contributed numerous important watches and innovations to the world of watchmaking. In this excerpt from our "Omega Milestones" E-Special, we chronicle seven of the 25 … [Read more...]


8 Celebrity-Owned Watches That Rocked the Auction Block

Elvis Presley's Omega Constellation

Few factors can increases the value of a vintage watch quite like its once having belonged to a celebrity. Whenever a watch owned by a famous or historic figure goes on the block at auction houses … [Read more...]


Comparative Review: Pilots’ Watches From Bell & Ross, IWC, And Zenith

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Martina Richter reviewed three pilots’ watches, each with one conspicuous feature in common: an extremely large case, like those of the earliest watches for aviators. Scroll down to read the … [Read more...]


Fratello Classics: The “Alternative” Top 5 Pilots’ Watches

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We're all familiar with iconic pilots' watches like the IWC Big Pilot, Rolex GMT-Master and Breitling Navitimer, right? This week, we will shed some light on a few "alternative" pilots' watches. … [Read more...]


Close-Up: 5 Rolex Day-Date Watches in 5 Colors (With Video)

Rolex Day-Date in white gold/cherry dial

The Rolex Day-Date, launched in 1956 and touted by Rolex as the first chronometer wristwatch to spell out both the date and day of the week on its dial, has throughout its long history been available … [Read more...]


5 Things to Know About the Montblanc Timewalker Chronograph 100

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Montblanc unveiled the Montblanc Timewalker Chronograph 100, a chronograph watch capable of measuring elapsed times to 1/100 second, at the 2014 SIHH watch fair in Geneva. Here are five pertinent … [Read more...]


Who Tested Your Watch? A Guide to the Watch Industry’s Quality Marks

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People often wonder just how good their watches are. A quality seal can help provide an answer: it shows that the watch has passed a test for its timekeeping ability and, in some instances, the … [Read more...]


Fossil Watches Made in Switzerland? Inside Fossil’s Swiss Mission

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The fashion-watch company Fossil, a giant of the Hong Kong watch industry, is making more watches in Switzerland. Why? Norma Buchanan tells us in this feature article.  … [Read more...]


Watch Nerd Alert! Top 10 Chronograph Movements

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A while back, I wrote an article on my top 5 iconic chronograph watches. Some of you readers wondered why Zenith wasn’t in there. Quite simply, it didn't make my personal Top 5. However, I do love … [Read more...]


Watch Insider: My Top 10 Watches From Baselworld

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph

I thought now would be an ideal time to look back on my personal favorite watches from Baselworld, first published on my blog, Watch-Insider.com. Let me know if you agree with my choices (listed here … [Read more...]


Concept to Caliber: The Story Behind Audemars Piguet’s Manufacture Caliber 3120

Audemars Piguet Calibre 3120

In this in-depth profile from the WatchTime archives, discover how Audemars Piguet brought its manufacture movement, Caliber 3120, to life, from concept to finished caliber, and see behind-the-scenes … [Read more...]


Presidential Watches: 9 Timepieces Owned by U.S. Presidents

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As Presidents' Day approaches here in the United States, we at WatchTime decided it would be a great time to revisit our piece on watches worn by American presidents over the years. Scroll down to see … [Read more...]


Watch Review: Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Perpetual Calendar

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Montblanc introduced the Meisterstück fountain pen 90 years ago. With a deep black finish, gold rings and clip, a cap inlaid with the Montblanc star emblem, and a handcrafted nib, the pen became a … [Read more...]


Escapement Watch Review: The Bulgari Octo Chronograph

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Not long ago, Angus Davies had the opportunity to get “hands-on” with the Bulgari Octo Chronograph. His in-depth review of the timepiece, which originally appeared on his Escapement watch … [Read more...]