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10 Classic Chronograph Movements

FratelloWatches founder and WatchTime contributor Robert-Jan Broer's lists his personal Top 10 chronograph movements, including the Patek Philippe CHR 29-535 PS Q, the TAG Heuer Caliber 1969, Zenith El Primero, and others.

Collector Conversations: Jeff Kingston

There’s a reason the name Jeff Kingston might sound familiar to many of you. Longtime readers of WatchTime should recognize him from our IBG (Inside Basel-Geneva) days when the WatchTime staff and Kingston would tour the country each year leading lectures about the top watches and brands from SIHH and Baselworld. These days you will...


Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Cartier Santos 2018

The new Cartier Santos collection was one of the quieter releases of SIHH 2018, although it marks a significant transition for the world’s first wristwatch. With curvier elements, various sizes and materials, and a fresh refinement, the re-introduction of the series, after the discontinuation of the Cartier Santos 100 collection two years ago, is a...


Borrowed Time: Speake-Marin London Chronograph Valjoux 92

The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, or SIHH, takes place in January in Geneva. In most cases, we in the watch media world tend to wait until the end of the show before naming our favorites, especially since our meetings with many of the horological heavyweights there — IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Panerai, Vacheron, Cartier, etc....


Solarzilla: Reviewing the Citizen Promaster Eco-Drive Professional Diver 1000M

In a sea of retro-inspired dive watches launched during Baselworld 2017, Citizen stood out as one of the few brands that dared to launch something radically new. The Citizen Promaster Eco-Drive Professional Diver 1000m is the world’s first solar-powered watch capable of saturation diving – and the Japanese brand’s second 1,000-meter diver. We give it an in-depth review in this feature from WatchTime's November-December 2017 issue.


An Interview With Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin

Bulgari set a new world record at Baselworld 2018 with the thinnest automatic watch in the world, and also introduced another sensational watch with its Minute Repeater in a carbon case. CEO Jean-Christophe Babin explains how this came about in an interview with Rüdiger Bucher, editor-in-chief of WatchTime's German sister magazine Chronos and International Editorial Director of Ebner Publishing.


E.C. Andersson Calypso – Soon to be Sold Out

E.C.Andersson Watch Co. just ended a 21-day pre-order special for the Calypso timepiece on its website, and it’s almost completely sold out. A successful release was expected, but the brand didn’t imagine it going over this well. Although the Calypso collection isn’t yet “in stock,” only 15 Calypso Premium watches are left to order out...


Talking with Jean-Claude Biver and George Bamford

One of the more under-the-radar stories from Baselworld 2018 was the official debut of the TAG Heuer Monaco Bamford. Since 2004, watch mod-authority George Bamford has worked on the outskirts of the watch industry. His creations have ranged from blacked-out Rolex Daytonas to Rolex Yacht-Masters with pop culture icons such as Popeye on the dial....


The Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367

Today is Tourbillon Day, otherwise known as the anniversary of the day Abraham-Louis Breguet received the patent for his gravity-defying invention. During his lifetime, A-L Breguet created 35 watches featuring a tourbillon; as of 2018, there are less than 10 that still survive. This year, Breguet and the rest of the horological community are celebrating...


Nomos Embraces Summer Style with Two New Aqua Models

The latest additions to Nomos Glashütte‘s fan-favorite Aqua series have arrived just in time to be worn through the peak of summer. Two new watches, based off of the Ahoi and Club designs within the brand’s catalog, seamlessly fit into the rest of the colorful Aqua collection with a “siren white” dial, blue hands, and alternating...


Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Tutima Grand Flieger Classic Chronograph

Of the many noteworthy World War II watches, there have been few, if any, designs that have become more recognizable and influential than the original B-Uhr  (Beobachtungs-Uhren, or observation watch) pilots’ watch of the 1940s. Excluding this general style as a whole, still seen in watches from historical companies IWC, Laco, and Stowa, among others, the individual...

The Bulova Wilton 60-Hour Classic: An Under-the-Radar Automatic for Less Than $700

Bulova introduced a number of new timepieces this year with the obvious hero piece being the resurrected Devil Diver. However, among the many Precisionist, Rubaiyat, and CURV updates being delivered in 2018, there was one automatic that caught my eye during Baselworld and has since flown firmly under-the-radar. The Wilton 60-Hour Automatic Classic, set within the...

In Memoriam: Kazuo Kashio, Casio Chairman and CEO (1929 – 2018)

Both the watch world and the electronics industry lost one of their giants this week, as Kazuo Kashio — co-founder of Casio Computer Co. Ltd. and a driving force behind the success of the company’s most influential timepiece, the G-Shock — passed away at the age of 89. Kazuo Kashio was one of the four...


Full Force: Reviewing the Tutima M2 Pioneer Chronograph

The Tutima M2 Pioneer Chronograph is ready and able to continue the successful heritage of its predecessor, the Tutima Military Chronograph. The new M2 edition exceeds the specifications set for the earlier model by the military and is now available to civilians and professionals alike. Read on for an in-depth review from the WatchTime archives.


Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Omega Seamaster 1948

The Omega Seamaster is one of the most recognizable dive watches on the market, today. Even before its modern-day placement on James Bond’s wrist in the Daniel Craig era, the timepiece has been one of the most popular models in the diving category in its Professional and 300 iterations since 1957. Yet before its release as...

Longines, the French Open, and the Future of Tennis

The French Open officially wrapped up this past weekend with 11-time champion Rafael Nadal and first-time winner Simona Halep closing out their respective matches on the iconic red clay of Roland Garros. Like it has for the past decade, Longines sat in a prestigious position as a premier sponsor and official timekeeper for the international tournament. One detail about Longines’s...