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COUNTDOWN TO WTLA

West Coast Whirlwinds: Five Tourbillon Watches You’ll Discover at WatchTime L.A.

WatchTime Los Angeles, the West Coast's biggest watch show, hits Downtown L.A.'s Hudson Loft like a horological whirlwind next week! “Whirlwind,” incidentally, is the literal translation of “tourbillon,” one of the watch world’s most coveted high complications. Here are five of the most notable tourbillon-equipped timepieces that will be on display over the course of the two-day horological extravaganza.

THE WATCHTIME Q&A

Max Büsser of MB&F: “The Watch is My Canvas”

Year after year, MB&F surprises connoisseurs with watches that look and function totally unlike all other familiar timepieces. In this wide-ranging Q&A, Max Büsser, the founder and creative mastermind of this Geneva-based brand, talks about his concept, which sees a watch as a work of art.

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London to La-La Land: Bremont 2019 Collection Lands at WatchTime L.A.

Bremont skipped the big Swiss watch fairs in 2019, choosing instead a handful of intimate "Townhouse" events in London and New York City for the launch of its 2019 collection. If you live on the West Coast, however, you may well have missed both of those. Good news: Your chance to check out Bremont's newest timepieces comes in just over a week, at the inaugural WatchTime Los Angeles event on May 3-4. Here's a rundown of some of the pieces you'll discover.

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Parmigiani Quantième Perpétuel Rétrograde Makes its U.S. Debut at WatchTime L.A. Event

Among its new timepieces unveiled at SIHH 2019, Parmigiani Fleurier introduced the most complicated model yet in its recently revived Toric collection, the Toric Quantième Perpétuel Rétrograde – a perpetual calendar with a retrograde date and an ultra-precise moon-phase. On May 3-4, the watch, which wowed the invitation-only media and retail crowd in Geneva back...

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Brings Men’s and Ladies’ Collections to WatchTime Los Angeles

WatchTime will be hosting the inaugural WatchTime Los Angeles two-day collectors' extravaganza on May 3-4, and we’re bringing 27 of the industry’s most interesting and innovative timepiece brands with us. One of them is the venerable Swiss manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre, which will be showing an array of men's and ladies' watches from its diverse timepiece families. Here’s a sneak preview.

Baselworld 2019:

WatchTime’s Official Editors’ Round Table for Baselworld

Baselworld 2019 will most likely go down as the show’s deciding year: On one hand, Baselworld had to deal with yet another significantly lower number of exhibitors (and visitors); on the other hand, the show’s new management also had to make sure the outlook for 2020 would be convincing enough to bring back large portions...

PROMOTION:

E.C. Andersson Denise Calypso-Blue: A Fresh Addition to the Popular Tool-Watch Collection

Two months ago E.C.Andersson Watch Co. released the Denise, the company’s first professional diver and heavy-duty tool-watch. Although there is still some time before delivery, the watch has already sold out, which makes the Denise Calypso-Blue a welcome addition to the series. Named after the submarine that was carried aboard Jacques Cousteau’s oceanographic research vessel, Calypso,...

EVENTS:

WatchTime Los Angeles 2019: Introducing the Brands, Part 4

As we previously announced, WatchTime is bringing the WatchTime New York event concept to the West Coast on May 3 – 4, 2019. We’ll be taking over the Hudson Loft space in Downtown Los Angeles — just minutes from Staples Center — for two days to bring you the best in luxury timepieces. For those who...

PRE-BASELWORLD 2019:

MB&F Launches its First Ladies’ Watch, the Legacy Machine FlyingT

MB&F, the independent brand best known for its wildly creative timepieces, has unveiled its first wristwatch meant for female collectors, the Legacy Machine FlyingT. And just like with everything the 14-year-old brand does, there is a lot more to this timepiece than what meets the eye. This isn’t a men’s watch from the Legacy Machine...

FEATURE

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Weiss 38-mm Standard Issue Field Watch

In recent years, there has been a notable growth in the field of American-made watches. Detroit-based Shinola is frequently discussed, and Pennsylvania-based RGM has long been lauded in its efforts to bring handcrafted horological artistry back to the famed Lancaster area; but no list would be complete without mentioning Los Angeles’ Weiss Watch Company. The...

EVENTS:

WatchTime Los Angeles 2019: Introducing the Brands, Part 2

As we previously announced, WatchTime is bringing the WatchTime New York event concept to the West Coast on May 3 – 4, 2019. We’ll be taking over the Hudson Loft space in Downtown Los Angeles — just minutes from Staples Center — for two days to bring you the best in luxury timepieces. For those who...

AUCTION PREVIEW:

Seven Highlight Watches from the Current Christie’s Online Auction

In my opinion, Christie’s ongoing series of online watch sales is one of the most consistently interesting parts of the watch auction world. Their watch specialists are able to curate a terrific balance of vintage and contemporary models at a diverse range of price points, meaning there’s practically something for everyone regardless of collector status. The...

IN-DEPTH:

Is the Watch Industry on the Cusp of a Physical Retail Renaissance? Part 2

For years, the watch industry has been resistant to selling online. But now, luxury watch brands and, most importantly, the larger groups are not only racing to embrace digital clientele but are also trying to gain more control over the final sale. As a result, traditional retailers are facing even more pressure in the age...

IN-DEPTH:

Is the Watch Industry on the Cusp of a Physical Retail Renaissance? Part 1

For years, the watch industry has been resistant to selling online. But now, luxury watch brands and, most importantly, the larger groups are not only racing to embrace digital clientele but are also trying to gain more control over the final sale. As a result, traditional retailers are facing even more pressure in the age...

NEWS:

Bremont Launches New Supermarine S300 Dive Watch with a White Dial

Bremont was one of the first notable watch brands to abandon the trade show calendar when it left Baselworld after the 2016 fair. Rather than showcase its products during the large industry showcases, Bremont has preferred to announce its releases on its own turf during an annual “Townhouse” event series in London and New York...