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Scenes From An OpeningRichard Mille’s First USA Boutique

In the time it takes some brands to develop a movement and bring it to market, Richard Mille built a globally-recognized brand known for bold aesthetics, high complications, and Formula 1-style technology. Last week the brand celebrated the opening of its first USA boutique, and WatchTime was there.

Panerai Pays Tribute to New York City and Los Angeles

This February, Panerai pays tribute to two of the country’s most influential cities: Los Angeles and New York City. Special editions to be produced in limited numbers feature engraved case backs with iconic Big Apple and City of Angels images. Look inside for wallpaper and pricing.

SIHH Preview: Cartier Astrorégulateur

Cartier’s in-house genius Carole Forestier takes a highly original approach to combating the effects of gravity on timekeeping. In a nutshell – quoting Cartier – “the escapement, the oscillator and the pendular seconds have been positioned on the rotor…”. Warning: trying to visualize an escapement mounted on a rotor may cause pain in the visual...

2010: The Year in Review Quiz, Part I

Have you been following the news for the past 12 months? Say goodbye to 2010 with this quiz that focuses on some of the year’s most (and least) important stories. As always, the answers appear at the end. Good luck!

Ulysse Nardin Opens Flagship Boutique in Boca Raton

More than 400 people attended the December 16 grand opening of the Ulysse Nardin U.S. flagship boutique at the Boca Raton Town Center Mall. Special guests included baseball greats Randy Johnson, Mike Piazza and Jeff Conine. Ulysse Nardin joined with Bobby Yampolsky of East Coast Jewelry to open the Boutique, which features more than 80...

SIHH Preview: A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Tourbillon Pour le Mérite

The fourth A. Lange & Söhne timepiece bearing the “Pour le Mérite” designation combines a beautiful, historically-inspired regulator dial with a fusée-and-chain transmission and a tourbillon with a patented stopseconds mechanism – complications designed to improve rate stability and precision. Find technical details, pricing and wallpaper for this stunning horological tribute inside.

Gentlemen’s Holiday Gift Guide 2010

Still seeking the right gift for the watch aficionados and other men of discerning taste on your shopping list? Check out WatchTime’s lineup of luxurious items and accessories for some last-minute ideas.

Linde Werdelin Hard Gray DLC: First USA Limited Edition

Linde Werdelin presents its first limited edition for the U.S. market – the Hard Gray DLC (Diamond Like Carbon). The “Hard” series is based on LW’s original ‘The One’ model, but with a different bezel, hands, color and dial to create a unique aesthetic. The case, in DLC gray coating, is unlike any Linde Werdelin...

Preview: Christie’s New York Top Lots

Christie’s December 14 sale to be held at 20 Rockafeller Plaza in New York includes 424 lots, and the stars of the show in terms of pre-sale estimates are Patek Philippe, Breguet, and Piaget. Three pieces are estimated at $250,000 to $350,000: Patek Philippe references 2499/100 and 1462, and a platinum Breguet ref. 3857. A...

Rare Museum Finds Come Back to Life

During the renovation of the German Watch Museum Glashütte, workers discovered 13 original marine chronometers that had been hidden away. It was an astonishing find. Today, each has been carefully restored and paired with a Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer Platinum to create a very few historically significant sets that will be available to the public.

Panerai Math: P.3000 + 21 + 2 + 16.5 > 1993 + 6497

The proof for this equation takes the form of a story problem. When Panerai was reborn in 1993, they adopted the tried-and-true Unitas 6497 pocket watch movement, which made excellent business sense. Now, desiring greater autonomy and adding to their already considerable stature, Panerai has created its own 16.5 ligne, manually-wound movement, the caliber P.3000,...

Patek Dominates Top Sellers at Christie’s Geneva Sale

Christie’s November 15 Geneva sale generated an impressive SFr. 21,572,700, or a little over $22 million. The sale included “A Connoisseur’s Vision Part III”, which together with Parts I and II, represents the most important private Patek Philippe collection ever offered at auction, and the most expensive collection ever sold. Among the wristwatches sold in...

Michael Schumacher Joins the Audemars Piguet Family

Seven-time world F1 champion Michael Schumacher has joined the Audemars Piguet family as the brand’s newest ambassador. Schumacher holds the most prestigious records in motor racing. His 68 pole positions, 91 victories and 154 podium finishes make him the greatest racing driver of all time. Shumacher will contend to capture an amazing eighth F1 crown...

An Afternoon with Christophe Claret

In many ways, the story of Christophe Claret is the story of the Swiss watch industry. He is independent and innovative. Much of his work is done in secrecy. He designed and created many of the most complicated movements introduced during the past 20 years. Now, Claret emerges from behind the curtain to produce timepieces...

Chronoswiss Sales Jump 62%

Munich-based luxury watch manufacturer Chronoswiss announced a 62 percent increase in sales over the nine-month period ending September 30. During a press conference held on Wednesday at the Chronoswiss manufacturing subsidiary in Biel, Switzerland, Gerd-R. Lang, founder and sole shareholder of Chronoswiss, announced the brand’s strategy for the next decade.

SIHH Preview: Girard-Perregaux 1966 Small Second

The Girard-Perregaux 1966 collection reflects the brand’s ability to produce pure watchmaking classics. The latest addition in this line, the 1966 Small Second, embodies the essence of a refined timepiece right down to the smallest details.

Zenith El Primero Tourbillon

When Jean-Frédéric Dufour took the reigns at Zenith in 2009, he shifted the brand away from over-the-top styling with a “back to basics” message and an emphasis on product. Speaking with WatchTime’s Norma Buchanan for her profile Inside Guy in the December issue, Dufour said “I will devote all my energy, all my money, to...

Chronoswiss Launches 2010 Holiday Sweepstakes

Independent manufacturer Chronoswiss has announced the 2010 edition of its Holiday Sweepstakes in the United States. The contest runs November 15 through December 31, 2010, with a chance to win one of the brand new models from the Chronoswiss Sirius line of watches that was just released for sale in the United States.