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In Partnership with Ulysse Nardin

The Ulysse Nardin Logbook: The Brand

Since 1846, Ulysse Nardin has continued to introduce iconic timepieces full of wonderful ingenuity and extraordinary technical achievement. Part of this achievement comes from the company’s determination to master every aspect of the craft in-house. For this ongoing video series about the Swiss watch brand, WatchTime met with Ulysse Nardin’s CEO Patrick Pruniaux to talk about...


Blancpain Unveils Fifty Fathoms Automatique in New Titanium Case

Blancpain, like all of its brethren in the luxury segment of the Swatch Group, will not be exhibiting at the 2019 Baselworld watch fair, so this announcement doesn’t qualify as a “Baselworld preview” as it would have in recent years. Nevertheless, the venerable Swiss maison is getting a jump on the new year with a...


Eight Tourbillon Timepieces That Caught Our Eye in 2018

As we approach the end of 2018 and prepare for 2019 — surely destined to be another interesting year in the world of watches — we take a look back at some of the most noteworthy timepieces that came out this year, in various popular categories. Today, we look at eight watches from 2018 that offered interesting takes on that classical mainstay of high horology, the tourbillon.


Crimson Timed: Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski Red Ceramic

Hublot began its partnership with best-selling French artist Richard Orlinski in 2017, and expanded its palette of colored ceramic watches in 2018 with the Baselworld launch of the Big Bang Unico Red Magic, notable for its use of the watch world’s first “vibrant-color” ceramic. With the just-announced Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinksi, the “Art of Fusion”...


Borrowed Time: Tissot Heritage Petite Seconde

Ever since I spent a few brief moments with the Tissot Heritage Petite Seconde at Baselworld 2018, I’ve been looking forward to getting some real wrist time with it. I was immediately attracted to the brushed finish on the dial, the combination of the large, printed Arabic numerals and vintage Tissot logo, and the sharp,...


An Interview with Catherine Rénier, CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre

Catherine Rénier was named CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre in May 2018. In an interview with Rüdiger Bucher, editor-in-chief of WatchTime’s German sister magazine Chronos and International Editorial Director of Ebner Publishing, she discusses the values of the brand and what she is planning — and not planning — for the near future.


How an Armin Strom In-House Movement Comes to Life

The independent brand from Biel, Switzerland has one of the highest levels of vertical integration in the industry. If you have the opportunity to visit a watch factory, you will no doubt see many different operations being performed by different machines and people with different specializations. Only at Armin Strom, however, will you see all...


Parmigiani Tonda Metropolitaine Sélène Now in Rose Gold

Sneak previews of new timepieces making their debut at SIHH 2019 next month continue to make their way to our desks, like little stocking stuffers ahead of the big haul on Christmas morning. Recently received from Parmigiani Fleurier is the one you’ll discover below, a new rose-gold version of its Tonda Metropolitaine Sélène, a feminine...


Girard-Perregaux Adds a Perpetual Calendar to the Laureato Collection

“Laureato” translates to “Graduate” in English, and the Girard-Perregaux Laureato, the 1970s luxury sports watch whose modern incarnation was launched in 2016, graduates to the haute horlogerie big leagues with the just-unveiled Perpetual Calendar model, which makes its official debut next month at the SIHH watch salon in Geneva. Here’s what you should know about...


G-Shock Inventor Kikuo Ibe Discusses the Innate Collectability of G-Shock and the Success of the Full Metal Line

I met Kikuo Ibe for the first time last November during the G-Shock 35th-anniversary party held at Madison Square Garden. Although the larger-than-life spectacle featured contemporary cultural icons like Virgil Abloh and Ronnie Fieg, everything was centered around Mr. Ibe, the eccentric engineer who created the practically indestructible timepiece. My next in-depth encounter with the...


Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Longines Heritage 1945

To avoid the hyperbole commonly afforded to Longines’s Heritage Collection, I’ll put it simply: it is expansive, and in the process of developing it the brand has paced the industry in re-creating its best vintage designs using modern techniques and manufacturing. The newest addition to this collection is the Longines Heritage 1945, a watch seemingly...


G-SHOCK’s Latest Addition to the MR-G Line is its Most Impressive Yet

Just in time for the holidays, G-SHOCK has released the MRGG2000R, the first G-SHOCK to utilize an innovative screw-locking mechanism and the first with a Dura Soft Fluoro-Rubber Band. Over the past few years, the MR-G collection has evolved into one of the brand’s most interesting collections, with a large amount of focus put on high-concept...


From Memphis to Camelot: Exploring Historic Omega Timepieces Owned by Elvis, JFK, and Others

Omega's history stretches all the way back to 1848, and a recent dedication by the Swiss brand to embrace and showcase its heritage brought Omega representatives to New York this week to offer a rare look at several significant timepieces from its museum, several of them intimately connected to important figures and milestones in 20th-Century American history.

A Snake on the Wrist: The Vacheron Constantin Armillary Tourbillon Serpent

Over the weekend, we introduced you to the Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Mécaniques Sauvages collection, an assortment of over 20 unique pieces that combines the firm’s 263 years of technical expertise with its renowned Métier d’Art capabilities. One of the more intriguing models we saw while in Paris for the unveiling was the Armillary Tourbillon, a...


E.C.Andersson Calypso Arctic Sport – Finally in Stock, Delivered in December

It’s been a long wait for fans of E.C.Andersson Watch Company since the pre-order release of the Calypso Arctic Sport. Right on schedule, however, all orders have finally been shipped and a stock of 30 pieces remains for new customers, with immediate shipping worldwide. As has become customary, E.C.Andersson offers a 10% discount for WatchTime...

In Partnership with Ulysse Nardin

The Ulysse Nardin Video Logbook: Patrick Pruniaux on the Brand’s New Dive Chronometer

Since 1846, Ulysse Nardin has continued to introduce iconic timepieces full of wonderful ingenuity and extraordinary technical achievement. Part of this achievement comes from the company’s determination to master every aspect of the craft in-house. For this ongoing video series about the Swiss watch brand, WatchTime met with Ulysse Nardin’s CEO Patrick Pruniaux to talk...


Back to School: New Versions of Laurent Ferrier’s Award-Winning Annual Calendar

Laurent Ferrier’s Galet Annual Calendar School Piece, named for and inspired by its eponymous inventor’s days as a  watchmaking student, won out over an impressive field of competitors to claim the Men’s Complication Prize at the 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. One year after its introduction at last year’s SIHH watch salon, the watch...


Motorsport Luxury: Porsche Design 911 Chronograph Timeless Machine Limited Edition

Many watch companies have produced timepieces in partnership with automobile brands. Only one, however, can claim as direct a line to automotive heritage as Porsche Design. The luxury automaker rolled out the eighth-generation 911 earlier this week, and alongside it a new limited-edition companion for its drivers' wrists: the Porsche Design 911 Chronograph Timeless Machine.