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Panerai: A Tribute to Galileo Galilei

  It’s a short walk from Galileo’s Florence residence to the spot where, centuries later, Giovanni Panerai opened the city’s first watch workshop. During his life Galileo tackled several time-measurement problems, devising a system to calculate longitude at sea using Jupiter’s moons as a celestial clock and doing fundamental work on isochronism. Four centuries later,...

Jaeger-LeCoultre Online Auction Benefits UNESCO World Heritage Site

Jaeger-LeCoultre presents its second online auction, taking place from March 18, 2010, to benefit the UNESCO World Heritage Center. This year, the Manufacture is offering an iconic and unique timepiece: one of the two vintage 1958 Geophysic Chronometers Model E168 tested by professional climber Stephane Schaffter and his team during their recent Geophysic Expedition to...

TIME TEST: Signed, Sealed, Delivered

How much do you know about the various quality seals and certificates awarded to watch movements these days? Find out by taking the WatchTime test. As always, the answers appear at the bottom.

The Man Behind the Brand: George Graham

Sixteen years ago, two young men born and raised in the Swiss watch town of La Chaux-de-Fonds and working in the watch industry teamed up with the notion of getting their own watch brand. The question confronting Eric Loth and Pierre-André Finazzi was which brand? The Swiss names they wanted, they couldn’t afford. The French...

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2 is a mechanical chronograph with GMT function, especially developed for use in the most extreme environments, and it is viewed at the heir to one of JLC’s iconic watches, the 1958 Chronomètre Geophysic. The Extreme LAB 2 chronograph incorporates a patented digital jumping minutes counter, an easy to...

Geneva Unconventionals

Every year, Richemont Group’s luxury watch brands, plus a handful of large, independent brands, exhibit their new watches at SIHH in Geneva’s labyrinthine Palexpo Center. This year, 38 small, independent watch brands put on their own show called the Geneva Time Exhibition (GTE) at the International Geneva Conference Center, in the heart of downtown, near...

Vacheron Constantin La Symbolique des Laques: 600 Years In The Making

At SIHH, Vacheron Constantin unveiled the new Métiers d’Art collection, La Symbolique des Laques. The collection combines two ancient arts: watchmaking and maki-e. Vacheron, which dates to 1755, joins with Japanese maki-e masters Zôhiko, founded in 1661 and together, their more than 600 years of history combine to produce these masterpieces of functional art.

Girard-Perregaux Creates Ermenegildo Zegna Centennial Limited Edition

2010 marks the Centennial year of Ermenegildo Zegna, one of Italy’s longest standing family-driven enterprises. Four generations of the Zegna family have directed the company’s activities and created a global brand with stores in eighty six countries. To celebrate this anniversary, Zegna is launching a limited edition watch created by Girard-Perregaux. The edition is limited...

Breitling Basel Preview: Avenger Seawolf Chrono Blacksteel Limited Edition

At Baselworld 2010, Breitling will unveil a special version of the Avenger Seawolf Chrono – the only chronograph that is watertight and fully operational at a depth of 1,000 meters or 3,300 feet. The new Blacksteel limited edition features a 45.4 mm steel case sporting a black carbon-based treatment. The standout feature however is Breitling’s...

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle “Calibre 2755”

Vacheron Constantin calls the new Patrimony Traditionnelle “Calibre 2755″ a super-complication that is descended from the brand’s 250th anniversary masterpiece, the Tour de l’Ile. The Traditionnelle “Calibre 2755” required three years of development and with a tourbillon, perpetual calendar and minute repeater, it is the most complicated model in Vacheron Constantin’s current catalog.

Reactor Releases Top-Selling Gamma in Titanium

Southern California-based Reactor is introducing their top-selling Gamma watch in titanium. The original Gamma, introduced in 2008, quickly became the brand’s #1 seller. The new titanium version weighs 50% less than the stainless steel model yet features the same 45.5mm case and 300 meter depth rating.

Basel Preview: Hublot Gold King Power Tourbillon GMT

The King Power Tourbillon GMT is Hublot’s first tourbillon with a dual time zone indicator. The red and blue GMT dial located at 1 o’clock displays a second time zone of the traveler’s choosing. A retrograde date is located at 9 o’clock. This piece also stands apart because its gold color is unique. The watch...

Ultra-thin is In at Piaget

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of their legendary caliber 12P, the world’s thinnest mechanical self-winding movement at that time, Piaget introduces Caliber 1200P, today’s thinnest automatic movement at 2.35mm. The new movement is housed in new limited and unlimited Altiplano models, which at 5.25mm are the thinnest automatic watches on the market today.

SIHH: The Lange 1815 Moonphase Returns

2010 is Lange’s 165th anniversary, and to mark the occasion they are creating new versions of 3 well-known models in a new metal called honey gold, which is not only a unique color, but it is also nearly twice as hard as regular gold. Together, the new models are known as the F. A. Lange...

Reporting from Geneva: Zenith’s New Elite 681 Ultra Thin

We’ve arrived in Geneva for SIHH 2010 and our first stop Sunday night was an event hosted by Zenith’s new CEO Jean-Frédéric Dufour at the Hotel Kempinski to introduce their new line. The room was packed, and Jean-Claude Biver stopped by to lend his support. The featured model is the Elite 681 Ultra Thin.

SIHH 2010: Ralph Lauren Slim Classique Collection

White gold, rose gold and platinum cases just 5.35mm thick enclose an ultra-thin Piaget caliber RL430 that is only 2.1mm thick. The thin, round case offers a polished case back that is ideal for personalized engraving. Two rows of diamonds around the bezel surround an elegant silvered opaline dial featuring a delicate barleycorn guilloché pattern....

MB&F Horological Machine No. 2 SV

MB&F take Horological Machine No. 2 to a stunning new visual level with the limited SV edition. SV means Sapphire Vision, and only 25 will be produced. The case consists of sapphire crystals mounted on a titanium back. The left dial displays the date via a retrograde display as well as a bi-hemisphere moon phase,...

TIME TEST: Famous Firsts

The first month of a new decade: what better time to mull over other promising (albeit not always successful) beginnings? Test your knowledge of a dozen watch-world firsts (the answers are at the end).

JLC Master Compressor Diving Alarm Navy SEALs Incursion Edition

Jaeger-LeCoultre announced today they will produce the Master Compressor Diving Alarm Navy SEALs Incursion Edition. Limited to 19 pieces in black gold and 62 pieces in titanium grey PVD, this series will only be available for sale at the Jaeger-LeCoultre Beverly Hills Boutique. The JLC Beverly Hills Boutique Connoisseurs Club had direct input with the...

Is the Sales Decline Slowing?

The Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH reports that November recorded the highest monthly value of the year for Swiss watch exports, and also the most moderate decline at -10.6% compared with November, 2008. The report notes that while the November figures are negative, they represent a marked improvement over prior months. For 2009...