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8 Impressive Tourbillon Watches You’ll See at WatchTime New York 2019

WatchTime New York 2019 is just days away on October 25-26, and this year we’ll be showing a host of amazing watches from the 37 participating brands. One category that always generates a tremendous amount of excitement is timepieces with tourbillon movements. Tourbillons, famous for their rotating cages, difficulty of production, and commanding prices, are...

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Debuting at WatchTime New York 2019: The New HYT H5

The inventive “hydromechanical horologists” at HYT have unveiled a new twist to its unique time-telling system, in which two liquids in micro-tubes, rather than hands, trace the passing of the hours. The just-announced H5 model, powered by the new proprietary Caliber 501 and making its public debut in just two days at WatchTime New York,...

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Debuting at WatchTime New York 2019: G-Shock MTG-B1000XBD and B1000XB with Carbon Fiber Bezels

America’s largest luxury watch extravaganza, WatchTime New York, returns for its fifth consecutive year at Midtown Manhattan’s Gotham Hall on October 25 - 26, 2019. This year’s event, now less than a week away, is shaping up to be the biggest yet, with 37 participating watch brands displaying their latest and greatest timepieces. Among these brands is Casio's G-Shock, which will showcase the latest additions to its premium MTG-B1000 series.

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End of an Era: SIHH Becomes Watches & Wonders Geneva

Earlier this year, the SIHH announced that in 2020 it would be moving from its traditional January dates to April, to coordinate with Switzerland's other major watch fair, Baselworld. Today, the FHH announced even bigger changes to the 30-year-old salon, which will have a new format, a new concept, and even a new name.

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Showing at WatchTime New York 2019: Bell & Ross BR 05 Black Steel

America's luxury watch extravaganza, WatchTime New York, is less than two weeks away! Returning for its fifth consecutive year at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall on October 25 - 26, the event is shaping up to be the biggest yet, with 37 participating watch brands displaying their latest and greatest timepieces. Among them is longtime WTNY exhibitor Bell & Ross, which will be showcasing the BR 05 Black Steel from its recently launched sport-luxury collection.

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Showing at WatchTime New York 2019: Bremont H-4 Hercules Limited Edition “Spruce Goose”

UK-based Bremont is a fan favorite for many watch enthusiasts, with most followers of the brand lauding its ties to British aviation and the interesting timepieces that result. This week, the brand released its newest model, which will also be its showcase piece at the upcoming WatchTime New York collectors’ event:  the H-4 Hercules Limited...

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Showing at WatchTime New York 2019: Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette 5395

Breguet's Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette 5395 is a watch that combines the most emblematic of all Breguet inventions, the tourbillon, with a unique skeletonized dial architecture. The new watch — shown to audiences in the U.S. for the first time at the upcoming WatchTime New York event — takes the extra-thin, tourbillon-equipped Caliber 581 and removes close to 50 percent of its normal material construction.

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A New Documentary from Blancpain Showcasing the History of the Fifty Fathoms Will Premiere at WatchTime New York 2019

The world of Swiss watchmaking is filled with intriguing stories, compelling characters, and centuries of narratives that are worth recounting. That’s one of the reasons why the distinct lack of quality documentaries discussing horological history has always been frustrating. The films that do exist are either too focused on marketing than the truth or aren’t...

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Showing at WatchTime New York 2019: The Moritz Grossmann Hamatic

America’s largest luxury watch extravaganza, WatchTime New York, is returning for its fifth consecutive year at Midtown Manhattan’s Gotham Hall on October 25 – 26, 2019. This year’s event is shaping up to be the biggest yet, with 37 participating watch brands displaying their latest and greatest timepieces. Among these brands is Germany’s Moritz Grossmann,...

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Back to the Future: Urwerk Redefines Space-Age Watchmaking with the UR-100

Given the sheer amount of independent watchmaking brands that have emerged in the 21st century, many people fail to realize that a small number of these firms actually date back to the mid-1990s. Among those pioneering companies that are still going strong is Urwerk, a brand that was founded in 1997 through a partnership between...

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Greubel Forsey Will Present the New Double Tourbillon 30° Technique Ceramic for the First Time at WatchTime New York 2019

The Double Tourbillon 30º is one of the most important timepieces in the Greubel Forsey catalog. As the first timepiece unveiled by the manufacture at Baselworld 2004 — after five years of development by Stephen Forsey and Robert Greubel — it set in motion all of the success and innovations that Greubel Forsey has accomplished in...

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Showing at WatchTime New York 2019: Bovet Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter One

What does one do for an encore after winning the Aiguille d’Or at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve in 2018? Bovet, whose Grand Récital timepiece took home that prestigious prize, continues shooting for new horological heights, as evidenced by the Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter One, which will be its showcase timepiece at the 2019...

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Showing at WatchTime New York 2019: Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Chronograph Sedna Gold

America’s largest luxury watch extravaganza, WatchTime New York, is returning for its fifth consecutive year at Midtown Manhattan’s Gotham Hall on October 25 – 26, 2019. This year’s event is shaping up to be the biggest yet, with 37 participating watch brands displaying their latest and greatest timepieces. Among these brands is Omega, which will...

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Showing at WatchTime New York 2019: Armin Strom Minute Repeater Resonance (Live Pics + Pricing)

America’s largest luxury watch event, WatchTime New York, is returning for its fifth consecutive year at Midtown Manhattan’s Gotham Hall on October 25-26. This year’s event is shaping up to be the biggest yet, with 37 participating watch brands displaying their latest and greatest timepieces. Among these brands is Armin Strom, which is celebrating its...

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Showing at WatchTime New York 2019: The Expanded Montblanc 1858 Collection

America’s largest luxury watch event, WatchTime New York, is returning for its fifth consecutive year at Midtown Manhattan’s Gotham Hall on October 25-26. This year’s event is shaping up to be the biggest yet, with 37 participating watch brands displaying their latest and greatest timepieces. Among these brands is Montblanc, which will be featuring —...

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Showing at WatchTime New York 2019: Seiko Presage SPB093 and SPB095

America’s luxury watch event, WatchTime New York, is returning for its fifth consecutive year at midtown Manhattan’s Gotham Hall on October 25-26. This year’s event is shaping up to be the biggest yet, with 37 participating watch brands displaying their latest and greatest timepieces. Among these brands is Japan's Seiko, which will be featuring among its many 2019 offerings the new Presage Arita Porecelain Dial models.

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Antimagnetic or Bust? An In-Depth Look at the Progression of Silicon in Watchmaking

It has been nearly 20 years since Ulysse Nardin introduced the world’s first timepiece using silicon components with the original Freak in 2001. That groundbreaking moment was the proverbial starting gun for a shift in how the watch industry approached movement production. It’s also raised questions on every side of the industry, from the enthusiast...

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Record Breakers: 9 Watches That Set World Records

A Rolex Daytona formerly owned by Paul Newman broke a record when it sold at auction for 17.7 million dollars in 2017. But certain other records cannot be measured in money. Here are some spectacular examples from the wristwatch world.

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Showing at WatchTime New York 2019: Arnold & Son Time Pyramid Tourbillon

WatchTime New York, America’s luxury watch event, is returning for its fifth consecutive year at midtown Manhattan’s Gotham Hall on October 25-26. With 37 participating watch brands set to showcase their latest and greatest timepieces, this year's WTNY is shaping up to be the biggest yet. Among the watch maisons joining us this year is Arnold & Son, a brand that pays homage to the horological innovations of 18th-Century English watchmaker John Arnold. One of those tribute pieces is the new Time Pyramid Tourbillon.