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Antiquorum to Auction Patek Philippe Calibre 89

On November 14 and 15 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Geneva, Antiquorum will hold its 35th anniversary sale, and among the more than 300 timepieces to be offered is one that should make any horology aficionado breathe a bit faster… a Patek Philippe Calibre 89 from the Matsuda Collection. With 33 complications, this is the...

Patek Philippe’s Thierry Stern: Past, Present, Future

WatchTime’s last feature, titled “Executive Sweep”, looked at the number of top watch company executives being replaced as a result of the economic downturn. This new article focuses on a transfer of executive power of a different type altogether. At family-owned Patek Philippe, top executives do not come and go. This story is about the...

IWC Mark XVI Plays Role in Roland Emmerich Film “2012”

In Roland Emmerich’s new action film “2012”, the end of the Mayan Long Count Calendar brings a global cataclysm that threatens the survival of the human race. John Cusack stars as Jackson Curtis, an IWC owner who uses his Mark XVI pilot’s watch as collateral to secure seats on a small plane, saving himself and...

Executive Sweep

September was a tough month for watch executives, and not just because of the continuing slump in sales. A small army of top executives – three worldwide CEOs, and five U.S. ones – resigned or were fired.

H. Moser & Cie Mayu

We’re in an age of sobriety following a multi-year horological binge during which watches generally became much larger, much wilder, and much more expensive. The H. Moser & Cie Mayu is the perfect watch for these times. This watch is about simplicity, elegance, innovation, craftsmanship, and perhaps most of all, intrinsic value. The design approaches...

Breitling Cosmonaute Limited Edition

The year was 1962. The space race was well under way, and as a supplier to civilian and military aviation, Breitling took a keen interest in this new adventure. Using the Navitimer chronograph as a base, the brand’s technicians developed the Cosmonaute, a space-going version of this instrument indicating the daily 24 hours in a...

The Decade that Was

You can’t see us, but we’ve got our party hats on. This September, WatchTime magazine celebrates its 10th birthday. To mark the event, we’re publishing in our September-October issue (on newsstands now) a 38-page special section on the wild, wacky watch decade that just ended. The bulk of the section is a rundown of the...

Thirty Minutes with Richard Mille

In 1999, Richard Mille left his position as CEO of the Mauboussin watch and jewelry house to launch his own watch brand. His first model, the groundbreaking RM 001 — with its ultramodern design and technically fascinating movement made by Renaud et Papi — set the stage for the line, which has since become one...

Snapshots From a Recession

This is the time of year when market analysts release holiday shopping forecasts. Come along as we take a look at three important reports released recently. One focuses on global consumer confidence, one on the state of the USA retail trade, and one on retailer holiday plans. Sprinkle in comments from a leading watch brand...

Reactor Salutes 2008 NL MVP Albert Pujols

Southern California-based Reactor, maker of durable and progressive sport watches, has designed a special one-of-a-kind Diamond Nucleus watch to commemorate St. Louis Cardinals star first baseman Albert Pujols’ stellar 2008 season. Considered one of the sport’s best players, Pujols was voted the National League’s Most Valuable Player in 2008.

Riding the Shock Wave

When attending gala events at glitzy venues like Cipriani at historic 55 Wall Street in New York City, it is not uncommon to see ice sculptures among the décor. However, the ones at last week’s “Shock the World 2009” event, hosted by Casio, would’ve given most anyone pause: inside them were watches, frozen in place...

Luminox Launches New BlackOut Series for Fall

For Fall 2009, Luminox introduces the BlackOut series. Don’t worry – even though they are going dark, these Luminox watches will still be glowing in 25 years, thanks to their proprietary Luminox Light Technology (LLT), and these models will glow in a new color – blue. Though the watches are completely blacked out – the...

Still on the Go – Walter Lange at 85

At 66, an age when others are enjoying their retirement, Walter Lange revived the A. Lange & Söhne watch brand in Saxony, which had been founded by his great-grandfather Ferdinand Adolph Lange. That was in 1990. Now about to celebrate his 85th birthday, he is still involved in his life’s work.

Parmigiani Creates LE for Montreaux Jazz Festival

Parmigiani Fleurier is a main partner of the Montreaux Jazz Festival, known worldwide as an event that features the finest musical artists. For 2009, Parmigiani has created a limited edition of its Kalpa XL and Grande models with a graphic signature designed to echo the musical theme of this year’s Montreaux festival posters.

Chronoswiss White Gold “Perpetual Black”

Chronoswiss expands its Perpetual Calendar series, adding a new model in white gold with a black dial, called the Perpetual Black. The new model joins the existing stainless steel and rose gold versions, each with white dials. Chronoswiss says the new version’s black dial gives it added versatility, allowing it to move easily from the...

Hamilton X-Mach: Are You Moving Faster Than Sound?

Hamilton’s new 44mm X-Mach lets you measure an aircraft’s speed relative to that of sound – Hamilton calls this the “Machmeter” feature. To perform this feat however, you need to be sitting in the cockpit. Pilots set the pressure altitude (PA) and calibrated air speed (CAS) measured by the aircraft’s instruments by turning the right...

Urwerk UR-CC1, Code Name “King Cobra”

Until now, no one has developed a production wristwatch with true retrograde linear displays. Urwerk’s UR‐CC1 achieves this feat. It has two horizontal indications displayed by two retrograde cylinders: one for the (jumping) hours, the other for the minutes. The watch is the result of more than three years of research, development and testing to...

Antiquorum’s Auction Season Ends With a Bang

A standing-room only crowd at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel competed against more than 250 internet bidders from over 40 countries at Antiquorum’s 2009 Hong Kong auction. The sale brought a total of HKD 45,453,120 ($5,864,199). 82% of the 479 lots offered were sold, representing 115% of the estimated value. The top price was paid for...

Chronoswiss Timemaster Spring

Chronoswiss announces their newest addition to the Timemaster series, the Timemaster Spring. This timepiece offers a distinctive style with its bright white dial and exclusive light green super luminova C 1.5 markers which allow the dial to glow brightly in the dark. The bezel is fitted with 60 top cut, top wesselton VVSI diamonds. The...

Jaeger-LeCoultre: Master Grande Ultra Thin in Black

Jaeger-LeCoultre is launching a new Master Grande Ultra Thin with a black dial. It is being delivered to retailers as this is written. The 40mm Master Grande Ultra Thin is powered by Jaeger-LeCoultre caliber 896 with small seconds, which belongs to the 899 generation of new movements. Made up of 242 parts, it measures only...