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10 Places Where Wearing a Watch Beats Checking a Phone

One of our loyal readers recently sent me an article about how some people now wear watches solely as jewelry and don’t even bother to set the time since they now rely on their cell phones for that. Well, as an employee of WatchTime, that idea surely burns my biscuits, so I got to thinking...


10 Important Dive Watches Launched in 2018

As we approach the end of 2018 and prepare for 2019 — surely destined to be another interesting year in the world of watches — we take a look back at some of the most noteworthy timepieces that came out this year, in various popular categories. Today, we look at some of 2018's significant dive watch releases.


For Vintage Watch Fans: 5 Iconic Omega Watches

Fratello Watches founder and WatchTime contributor Robert-Jan Broer focuses on five iconic Omega watches, including the Omega Speedmaster Professional and Omega Seamaster, which he considers consider most important to the brand or to the world of watches in general.


Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Omega Seamaster 1948

The Omega Seamaster is one of the most recognizable dive watches on the market, today. Even before its modern-day placement on James Bond’s wrist in the Daniel Craig era, the timepiece has been one of the most popular models in the diving category in its Professional and 300 iterations since 1957. Yet before its release as...


Five Lots to Keep an Eye on at Christie’s “An Evening of Exceptional Watches” Auction on June 13, 2018

Is there such thing as Paul Newman fatigue in the contemporary watch auction sphere? In a little over 24 hours, we’ll once more have a chance to see how far Daytona mania has come in the past few years. Lot #17 in tomorrow night’s Christie’s “An Evening of Exceptional Watches” auction is a first-rate example of...


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...


TAG Heuer Kicks Off Aston Martin Partnership with New Carrera and Formula 1 Special Editions

TAG Heuer announced its partnership with British luxury carmaker Aston Martin during last week's Geneva International Motor Show, and, as we expected, the announcement of the first special-edition timepieces springing from the partnership were not far behind. Here's what you need to know about the special Aston Martin editions of the TAG Heuer Carrera 01 and TAG Heuer Formula 1.


The 10 Most Popular Posts on WatchTime 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....


Nine Watches to Keep an Eye on During Tonight’s Auction at Christie’s in New York

This evening, at approximately 6:30 PM EST, Christie’s New York will be holding its final watch auction of the year and it’s a doozy. There are 100 lots in total and they range from watches of provenance to one-off Heuers to historically significant Speedmasters and Autavias. We’ll be at the auction posting updates on Instagram,...

WatchTime New York 2017 Panel Recap

If you stopped by the Saturday session of WatchTime New York 2017, you may have attended one of our numerous panels and seminars throughout the day. For early risers, we hosted a conversation between true horological rockstars that was moderated by noted collector Jeff Kingston. Kari Voutilainen, Roland G. Murphy of RGM Watch Company, Romain...


30 Watch Brands Confirmed for WatchTime New York 2017

Mark your calendars: WatchTime New York, which sold out to record audiences last year, will return, bigger and better, on Oct. 13 and 14 at New York City’s Gotham Hall, at 1356 Broadway, and tickets are going fast. Read on to learn which 30 luxury watch brands will be there.


Omega CEO Raynald Aeschlimann on 60 Years of Speedmaster

“The Speedmaster conveys the same emotions as [it did in] 1969,” says Omega President and CEO Raynald Aeschlimann, who talks to WatchTime's Rüdiger Bucher in this exclusive interview about the 60th anniversary of the Omega Speedmaster and how he responds to today’s buyers with a model that is so steeped in history.

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: IWC Ingenieur Automatic

The modern (post-1976) IWC Ingenieur was a watch meant to rival the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and Patek Philippe Nautilus in style. The modern IWC Ingenieur collection includes a flagship timepiece (Ref. 3239) still recognizable to aficionados of the ‘70s-era Ingenieurs.

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy, Part 23: Rolex Submariner

Since we covered the Tudor Heritage Black Bay, a watch heavily influenced by historical Tudor dive watches, last week, I thought it would be appropriate this week to take a look at Rolex’s modern diver: the Submariner. This incredibly iconic watch — championed by Sean Connery’s James Bond and boardroom executives alike — was launched...