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BASELWORLD 2019:

Introducing the Bulova Computron LED

I’m writing this article with the Bulova Lunar Pilot Chronograph strapped to my left wrist. It was released in late 2015 to signify the start of the American-born brand’s Archive Series. As many red-blooded, flag-touting watch enthusiasts are aware, Bulova has a long history of being America’s premier watchmaker with a production history that goes...

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A New Captain Sets Sail: Rado Tradition Captain Cook MKII Automatic Limited Edition

Rado is rightly regarded by most knowledgeable watch aficionados as a very avant-garde, design-oriented brand, but it has gained substantial renown in recent years for going retro — introducing the Hyperchrome Captain Cook, named for the famed British naval explorer and inspired by a nearly forgotten 1960s dive watch, to critical acclaim in 2017. Rado’s...

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Borrowed Time: Glashütte Original Sixties Panorama Date in Green

What makes a watch stand out to those not interested in horology? It’s an intriguing question and is one I sought to answer as I received the Glashütte Original Panorama Date in Green (Ref. 2-39-47-04-02-04) for review before I left for my hometown over the holidays. I’m originally from an area of the United States...

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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,...

The 10 GPHG-Nominated Brands You’ll See at WatchTime New York 2018

Frequently described as “The Oscars of Watchmaking,” the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) is the most coveted prize in the world of horology. Although the winners in each of the 12 categories won’t be announced until Friday, Nov. 9, we’ll have a number of this year’s nominees on view this weekend at WatchTime New York....

Ateliers deMonaco Celebrates 10 Years with the Poinçon de Genève Jet d’Eau de Geneve at WatchTime New York 2018

With the fourth annual WatchTime New York event at Gotham Hall fast approaching (October 26-27, tickets available here), Ateliers deMonaco will be showcasing their new Jet d’eau de Genève limited editions as part of their luxury Poinçon de Genève collection. The two watches, limited to 18 examples each, are hand-decorated, time-only pieces commissioned to commemorate...

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Living with Bronze, Part 2: Toying with the Aging Process 

This is the second article in a three-part series on bronze watches by contributing writer Justin Mastine-Frost. This column addresses the various aspects of owning and caring for a bronze watch that extends beyond the obvious passion for patina. Today’s topic focuses on the pros and cons of aging bronze naturally versus with chemicals. As mentioned...

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Building a Well-Rounded Watch Collection for Under $5,000

The type of e-mail I most frequently come across as WatchTime’s Office Manager goes something like this: “I love your work but I can’t afford any of the watches or brands you cover. Why don’t you ever write about watches a regular guy who loves watches can buy?” I always think to myself “But we...

INDUSTRY NEWS

7 Things to Know about Georges Kern’s Breitling

Breitling's "Legendary Future" traveling roadshow hit New York City on February 22-23 with new global CEO Georges Kern unveiling the much-discussed Navitimer 8 collection to an American audience. So what do watch lovers need to know about Breitling's future other than what we've already reported on in recent weeks? Here are seven takeaways from Kern's extensive press presentation.

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Five Tissot Watches from 2018 Worth a Second Look

Out of all the brands within the Swatch Group‘s mechanical watch portfolio, Tissot is likely the most well tuned into the global mass market. You can find Tissot watches in department stores around the world. You’ll see Tissot ads on TV as well as on the New York subway. If you follow sports, you might...

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Denim Darling: Omega Updates the Railmaster to Honor its Utilitarian Past

In 2017, Omega celebrated the 60th anniversary of its iconic 1957 Trilogy with three limited-edition timepieces honoring the Speedmaster, the Seamaster 300, and the Railmaster. Due to the success of that launch, the Railmaster was once again added to the brand’s core collection. Last night, we received word that Omega was updating the long-underrated timepiece with a...

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Borrowed Time: Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Memovox

Alarm watches are unique in the watch world. Even in an industry governed by idiosyncratic tastes, timepieces with alarm functionality often remain on the horological periphery for many enthusiasts. Despite that, there are a few brands that immediately come to mind when the topic is mentioned among collectors. Among those, there is one that is...

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The Definitive Baselworld 2018 Round-Up

Baselworld 2018 may have been significantly smaller than in previous years, but the show certainly made up for it with an exceptional range of new watches, quite a lot of them with much more budget-friendly prices than in previous years (which still cannot be said for the bratwurst stand outside the fair). WatchTime’s editorial team...

BASELWORLD 2018:

Out of the Pocket: New Rado HyperChrome Ultra Light Draws Inspiration from the Past

Avant garde design-oriented Swiss brand Rado, which last year captured the attention of Baselworld with its vintage-inspired Hyperchrome Captain Cook dive watch, is this year leaning again toward the historical in an expansion of its Hyperchrome Ultra Light series. This series, which was noted for having an incredibly light weight, first came to the market...

INTRODUCING

The TAG Heuer Autavia Jo Siffert Collector’s Edition

The vintage Heuer collecting community is one of the most passionate in the entire industry. Just check out OnTheDash and Calibre 11 if you don’t believe me. These forums are home to some of the most knowledgeable Heuer fanatics on the planet and also host some of the more fervent horological discussion on the web. This...

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The Bulova Oceanographer “Devil Diver”

When TAG Heuer announced the Heuer Autavia Cup back in the summer of 2016, it was praised as an intriguing new way for hardcore Heuer enthusiasts to have a voice in what vintage model the 2017 Autavia reissue would take its design from. Needless to say, it went off without a hitch and the watch...

2017: THE WATCH YEAR IN REVIEW

Six Dive Watches that Made a Splash in 2017

As we approach the end of 2017 and prepare for a new year of watch releases in 2018, we wanted to take a look back at some of the most noteworthy timepieces that came out this year. Check back each day this week for a new list focused on everything that 2017 had to offer....