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Atelier Millésime Launches the Monarque Diver with Vaucher Movement

Atelier Millésime was established in 2018 by longtime Singaporean watch collector Benjamin Chee, also the founder of Benjamin Chee Haute Horlogerie.  Atelier Millésime translates as “vintage workshop,” and the brand is a workshop in both a literal and figurative sense – taking design influences from disparate eras and reimagining them in an altogether superior vision....

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Ulysse Nardin Goes Shark Hunting With Three New Diver Chronographs

Last week, maritime-focused Swiss watch manufacturer Ulysse Nardin launched the latest expansion to its Diver collection, the revamped Diver Chronograph 44mm. This latest update to the collection comes on the heels of the release of the Diver X and Lady Diver watches, which debuted last month, and the 2018 release of the time-only Diver 42mm...

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An Inside Look at the Various Technologies Pioneered by Sinn

How do you protect a wristwatch from shocks, scratches, extreme temperatures and water? Sinn has discovered innovative solutions and integrated them into most of its watches. The developmental work was costly, but the watches remain accessible. Discover how the brand does it in this feature from our May 2019 issue.

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Time On a Thin Blue Line: Blancpain’s Boutique Exclusive Villeret Ultraplate

Blancpain made a splash (you should pardon the expression) back in May with new/old variations on its iconic Fifty Fathoms divers’ watch as well as the re-release of a nearly-forgotten aviation watch from its archives, the Air Command. Lest we forget, however, the centuries-old Swiss maison is no slouch in the simple, understated dress-watch department...

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10 Things to Know About Rolex

Rolex is the world’s most widely recognized luxury watch brand. That global recognition is the product of decades of success in a range of fields, from early timekeeping records to a string of important firsts, not to mention film appearances and associations with James Bond, Paul Newman, and other notables. Here are 10 key things you should know about Rolex.

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The White Sands of Time: Hublot Launches Classic Fusion Eden Rock Limited Editions for Him and Her

Among its many collaborations and partnerships, Hublot last year worked with the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes, France, to create a special limited-edition timepiece, and followed up the exotic sun-and-sand theme with another special edition celebrating the Isle of Capri at the opening of the Swiss brand’s boutique there. This week, Hublot rolled out...

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Introducing the Greubel Forsey GMT Sport

Today Greubel Forsey has announced the arrival of its first official “sports” watch, the GMT Sport. This new model isn’t exactly a timepiece fit for a tough mudder, but the haute horlogerie brand has made great efforts with this piece to introduce a sports-focused watch that will meet the growing demand among luxury consumers for...

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Delicate Sound of Thunder: MB&F Introduces the Legacy Machine “Thunderdome”

MB&F (which by now most watch aficionados know stands for “Max Büsser and Friends”) has built its brand equity on uniting some of the world’s most inventive and renowned independent watch artisans, and the new Legacy Machine Thunderdome, unveiled today after sneak previews last fall, is no exception. Not only does this wildly unconventional timepiece...

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Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage Chronograph

Today on “Vintage Eye,” we’ll be focusing our gaze on Alpina’s new Startimer Pilot Heritage Chronograph, a neo-vintage bicompax monopusher chronograph released earlier this fall. This new model takes its inspiration from a 1970s helmet-style case design common in racing watches during the era — like this Bulova seen below via Analog/Shift— and an older-style...

Americana on the Wrist: Timex Goes Back to Its Roots With U.S.-Made American Documents Series

As major watch manufacturers go, it’s hard to imagine one more quintessentially American than Timex. Founded in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1854 as the Waterbury Clock Company, its mission to “democratize” timekeeping for the masses began with the manufacture of clocks that were less expensive alternatives to their European-made counterparts. It continued through the following decades...

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A. Lange & Söhne CEO Wilhelm Schmid On the Birth and Future of the Odysseus

A. Lange & Söhne capped off its 25th anniversary year in a big way this fall, launching its first entirely new collection since 2009. The Odysseus launches as Lange’s first regularly produced timepiece in stainless steel, and introduces both a new integrated bracelet and a new in-house movement. I caught up with A. Lange &...

Jack Ryan’s Hamilton Khaki Field Auto Chrono is Back for Season 2

Earlier this month, Hamilton announced its continued sponsorship of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan series on Amazon Prime with a special edition of its Khaki Field Auto Chrono. The watch was first released last year to coincide with the premiere of the streaming series, and this month makes its second-season debut on the wrist of the...

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Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Dan Henry 1962 Racing Chronograph

This week on “Vintage Eye,” we’ll be pivoting to the super-affordable side of the neo-vintage trend with the Dan Henry 1962 Racing Chronograph. This watch was released earlier this year by the value-driven microbrand to much fanfare. As the watch’s name indicates, it’s modeled after 1960s-style racing chronographs, and takes its foremost inspiration from the...

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Panerai Launches its First Green-Dialed Submersible as an Online Exclusive

Panerai first dipped its toes into e-commerce in 2017, with the release of a limited-edition model in its Submersible collection (then called Luminor Submersible), with the first 30 of 100 pieces offered to online customers. Today, Panerai takes it to the next level, with another special-edition Submersible — this one with all 500 of its pieces available exclusively via the brand's e-commerce site. Here's a look at the Panerai Submersible Verde Militare - 42 MM, which also happens to be the first-ever Submersible with a green dial.

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Introducing the Greubel Forsey Hand Made 1

Boutique haute horlogerie brand Greubel Forsey has done more than most established maisons to promote the artisanal virtues of watchmaking. For a good number of years now, the two founders — Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey — have championed the cause of artisanal watchmaking in an industry that is increasingly turning to machines to do...

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Whirlwind in a Web: RJ Teams with Marvel for Arraw Spider-Man Tourbillon

We might want to declare #spideyfriday here at WatchTime.com. One week after covering the new Spider-Man watch released by Citizen, we find Marvel's wondrous web-slinger once again lending his likeness to a timepiece, this one on the highest echelon of haute horlogerie. The Arraw Spider-Man Stealth Tourbillon by RJ marks not only the iconoclastic watchmaker's second collaboration with Marvel but also its very first in-house movement.

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Vacheron Constantin Introduces Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 in Steel

Vacheron Constantin's Reference 6087 from 1955 is coveted by collectors and historically notable, with its unusually shaped lugs that resembled the "horns of a cow" (Cornes de vache in French). Vacheron revived the model for its vintage-inspired Historiques collection in 2015, and has thus far only offered it in precious metals. This week, however, the Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 makes its debut in stainless steel.