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The Big Reveal: Maîtres du Temps Chapter Three

Like many others, I was intrigued by the invitation to see the Maîtres du Temps Chapter Three “Reveal” at this year’s Baselworld watch fair in Switzerland. Only when I finally got a good look at the shrouded-in-secrecy timepiece — the third model in the haut-de-gamme “Masters of Time” collection, which teams up noted independent watchmakers...

A. Lange & Söhne Grand Lange 1

It’s been 18 years since A. Lange & Söhne put German watchmaking on the map with its now-iconic Lange 1 model. The collector community took notice of its boldly off-center dial design and large date, as well as traditional Saxon elements in the movement, like the three-quarters plate, screwed gold chatons and screw balance, and...

Sotheby’s to Auction Rare Patek Philippes Owned by Henry Graves Family

In December 1999, Sotheby’s made watch-auction history. The auction house sold the so-called Henry Graves Supercomplication — a pocketwatch originally commissioned from Patek Philippe by noted watch collector Henry Graves, Jr., and which featured 24 complications — for an astounding $11,002,500, still the world record for any timepiece at auction. Last week, Sotheby’s announced that...

Animation Innovation: Harry Winston’s Opus 12

Each year as Baselworld approaches, one word percolates to the top of the watch world’s collective consciousness: “Opus.” Harry Winston’s Opus pieces often outscore all others on the buzz-generator charts. This year’s Opus watch did not disappoint. It may have momentarily confused some of us, but it did not disappoint. (Click on the watch photos...

Speake-Marin Goes Back to His Roots With Renaissance Tourbillon Minute Repeater

While he was working at the Swiss movement manufacturer Renaud et Papi, British watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin created, on his own time, a pocketwatch with a tourbillon and two power trains that is today referred to as the Foundation Watch. It is so named because it established Speak-Marin’s horological bonafides and provided the foundation for his...

Revisiting a Divers’ Classic: The Rolex Submariner

Rolex released a new version of its Submariner Date watch in 2010, in a steel case with a ceramic bezel. We test that watch in our March-April issue, on newsstands now. But did you know that the Rolex Submariner has been around for almost 60 years, and has been worn not only by professional divers...

New York Exhibit Celebrates 40 Years of Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

Audemars Piguet’s iconic sports watch with the octagonal bezel, the Royal Oak, turns 40 this year, and the Swiss watch firm plans to celebrate the milestone in style, kicking off a touring exhibit of 100 rare Audemars Piguet watches, set against an artistic multimedia presentation showcasing the brand and its history, with an opening engagement...

Jaeger-LeCoultre is Mad About “Mad Men”

After waiting 17 agonizing months, fans of AMC’s hit TV series “Mad Men” finally have reason to cheer: Season Five of the Emmy-winning drama premieres this Sunday, March 25. And now Jaeger-LeCoultre — a brand that sharp-eyed watch aficionados have spotted series star Jon Hamm wearing on the show — is offering an extremely limited...

Hublot Launches New Big Bang Ferrari

Hublot chairman Jean-Claude Biver’s appreciation for speed is evident not only in his choice of partner for the Swiss watch brand’s latest collaborative venture — the Italian sportscar icon Scuderia Ferrari — but in the astoundingly short time it has taken to produce the first Ferrari-branded Hublot wristwatch: the Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Magic Gold....

High Seas Horology: Montblanc’s Régulateur Nautique

It was one of the most technologically intriguing timekeeping devices unveiled at the SIHH watch fair in January (and, quite probably, the largest) and it’s destined to become a conversation piece for sixteen happy yacht owners. We’re talking about Montblanc’s Régulateur Nautique Timepiece Set, a combination chronograph wristwatch/nautical clock set that pays homage to the...

F.P. Journe Octa Sport

F.P. Journe’s affinity for aluminum and its incredible lightness of being continues with the new Octa Sport – the second creation in Journe’s Sport line. It follows last year’s Centigraphe Sport, the first watch created entirely from aluminum (movement, case, dial and bracelet). The new Octa Sport weighs in at a mere 53 grams, and...

Bulgari Papillon Voyageur

We present Bulgari's new Papillon Voyager dual time zone travel watch and explore its unique and patented system for displaying the minutes.

Now Hear This: The Girard-Perregaux 1966 Minute Repeater

A stand-out moment at SIHH 2012 occurred following the formal press presentation at Girard-Perregaux. Journalists were chatting and passing the new models around, scrutinizing aesthetics and testing functions. From across the room, over the cocktail party-level din, I heard clearly the chimes of the 1966 Minute Repeater, in the hands of a fellow reporter, sans...

Piaget Altiplano Skeleton Ultra-Thin

Piaget is the undisputed master of ultra-thin. The brand holds several world records for thinnest movements, both simple and complicated. At SIHH, the list of records grew by two with the introduction of the Piaget Altiplano Skeleton Ultra-Thin. Learn more about the new records, and find wallpaper and pricing information inside.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Retrograde Annual Calendar

Parmigiani Fleurier’s manufacturing team has created both hand-wound and automatic movements, including the perpetual calendar, tourbillons, an ultra-slim model, chronograph, the Bugatti and the Hemispheres, but an annual calendar was missing, until now. It appears in the Tonda collection in a case measuring 40mm in diameter. The new complication is based on the brand’s PF...

Rotonde de Cartier Annual Calendar

At SIHH this week Cartier unveiled the new Rotonde de Cartier Annual Calendar with the all-new manufacture caliber 9908 MC. All indications are set via the crown, and the 45 mm case is available in white gold or pink gold.

IWC Schaffhausen Takes Off at SIHH

We take a look within IWC's Top Gun watch collection to its high-flyer, the IWC Top Gun Miramar: a tribute to the place in California where the myth of the elite pilots was born.

Pre-SIHH: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle 14-Day Tourbillon

The Poinçon de Genève or Hallmark of Geneva recently celebrated its 125th anniversary, and beginning this June, the requirements to earn the Hallmark will be expanded. At SIHH, Vacheron Constantin will unveil an impressive new watch that is the first to earn the new quality mark. Learn more about the new hallmark and the first...