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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.

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The Right Stuff: IWC Launches Big Pilot’s Watch “Right-Hander”

In a world where only about 10 percent of the population is believed to be left-handed, anecdotal evidence has indicated that the number of lefties among pilots is significantly higher — as many as 40 percent. With this in mind, it begs the question as to why there are not more pilots’ watches designed to...

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The Ultimate Guide to High-Accuracy Quartz Watches

Walk into any horological meetup with a quartz watch on and you’re likely to get the door slammed in your face. I kid, I kid — but only partly. Ever since the mechanical watch industry made its recovery in the face of a specific doom brought on by Japanese watchmakers, many so-called watch enthusiasts (snobs...

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Citizen Caliber 0100: The Most Advanced, Accurate Eco-Drive Movement Launches in Three New Watches

More than 40 years ago, Japan’s Citizen Watch Co. revolutionized the wristwatch world, and timekeeping technology, with the introduction of Eco-Drive, an innovative system that employed the power of light to recharge the batteries of that era’s dominant quartz movements. Eco-Drive calibers were not only the answer many were seeking to the problem of short...

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Showing at WatchTime New York 2019: Christophe Claret Angelico

The year 2019 is noteworthy for complications specialist Christophe Claret for a number of reasons. Not only is his eponymous brand celebrating its 10-year anniversary, but his Le Locle-based manufacture — where he’s worked on memorable timepieces for brands like Ulysse Nardin, Harry Winston, Maîtres du Temps, among others — has also just reached 30 years of...

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Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Atelier de Chronométrie Watches

This week, as “Vintage Eye” returns from a brief summer hiatus, we’re going to delve into a market segment seldom explored in this series — the haute horlogerie microbrand scene — with Atelier de Chronométrie. This Barcelona-based manufacturer isn’t one frequently making headlines — a natural result of its filling a very narrow niche —...

11 Advantages of Wearing a Watch Over Using a Smartphone

So, we’ve talked about where wearing a watch beats checking a cell phone; now we’re going to talk about why rocking a timepiece on your wrist is the superior choice, for a lot of reasons that have nothing to do with knowing the time 1. A WATCH PROJECTS AN IMAGE OF WHO YOU ARE. Imagine...

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Time in the Clear: 7 Watches with Sapphire Cases

Sapphire crystals are a common element in luxury watches, but entire watch cases made of sapphire have been and remain a rarity in the watch world. However, several brands including Hublot and Richard Mille have recently joined the sapphire-case party, each in their own distinctive fashion. Here are 7 notable sapphire-cased watches.

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New E.C. Andersson Dive Watch Set for Summer Delivery

E.C. Andersson Watch Co.’s 2019 novelty, the Denise divers’ watch, is being delivered to customers just in time for their summer adventures. After pre-order fulfillments, the company now has only 20 pieces of the Denise Calypso-Blue left in stock for July delivery, and it is once again offering a customary 5% discount to WatchTime readers....

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Spotlighting Today’s Watch and Car Partnerships

From the WatchTime archives, a look at some of the current watches that resulted from collaborations between watch brands and car manufacturers, including Richard Mille/McLaren, Zenith/Land Rover, Hublot/Ferrari, Breitling/Bentley, and Bulgari/Maserati.

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Inside Les Cabinotiers, Vacheron Constantin’s Elite Watchmaking Division

To say that Vacheron Constantin is a venerable figure in the contemporary watch industry would be an understatement. No other firm can match its 264 years of continuous production, or can boast endorsements of quality throughout modern history that range from U.S. presidents like Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower, to members of the...

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Checking in with Seiko Watch Corporation President Shuji Takahashi

If you haven’t been paying attention, it might come as a surprise to hear that Grand Seiko is one of the hottest brands in the watch world these days. Ever since the Japanese watchmaking firm announced its separation from the larger Seiko brand to form its own autonomous entity at Baselworld 2017, the company has...

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Oscar-Nominated Actor and Breitling Ambassador Adam Driver Talks Watches

Adam Driver is one of the most exciting actors working in Hollywood today. Fresh off of an Academy Award nomination in 2018 for his supporting role in Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, plus a Tony nomination for Best Actor for his ongoing role in the Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson’s Burn This, Driver has established himself as one of...

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Five of the Most Important Watches Produced by Vacheron Constantin’s Les Cabinotiers Department

Although Vacheron Constantin has taken custom timepiece orders throughout its 260+ years of history – James W. Packard and Henry Graves Jr. were both notable patrons of that offer in the early 20th-century – the Geneva-based brand’s elite division of watchmakers known as Les Cabinotiers wasn’t officially established as its own division until 2006. While often operating...