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SIHH 2016 REVISITED

Three World-Traveler Watches From Indie Watch Brands

World-time and GMT watches were popular at this year's watch fairs, and several of the independent haute horlogerie brands that exhibited at SIHH in Geneva for the first time offered some very interesting new takes on these timepieces aimed at world travelers. Here's a look.

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Watch Wallpaper: 7 Moon-Phase Timepieces

We've collected photos of seven moon-phase watches downloadable as wallpaper for your desktop, from brands like Jaeger-LeCoultre, Audemars Piguet, Frédérique Constant and more.

Only Watch 2015 Auction Results: Another Record for Patek Philippe

The sixth edition of the biennial Only Watch charity auction took place on November 7th at Geneva’s La Réserve, with 44 one-of-a-kind timepieces, sold under the hammer of watch expert Aurel Bacs, Co-Founder of Phillips in association with Bacs & Russo, raising an astounding 11.2 million Swiss francs ($11.2 million) for the cause of battling...

Reviewing the A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Up Down

Last year we at Monochrome Watches had the distinct pleasure of reviewing the A. Lange & Söhne Double Split, which boasts arguably the most beautiful chronograph movement on the market today. As a follow-up, we’re reviewing its little brother, the A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Up Down, which also has a stunning movement and features...

16 Prize-Winning Watches from the 2014 Geneva Grand Prix

On October 31st, the 14th annual Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève — the watch world’s equivalent of the Oscars — was held at Geneva’s Grande Theatre. The international jury of watch experts handed out prizes in 16 categories, including the prestigious “Aiguille d’Or” grand prize, awarded to Breguet for its Classiqu Chronometrie. Scroll down for...

TAG Heuer Takes Top Prize at 12th Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix

The prize-giving ceremony of the 12th annual Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix (GPHG) — the luxury-watch world’s version of Oscar night — took place at the Grand Théâtre de Genève on November 15. This year, it was TAG Heuer’s high-tech Mikrogirder model that took home the prestigious Aiguille d’Or grand prize.

Selections Announced for 2012 Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix

The Foundation of the Watchmaking Grand Prix has announced that the prize-giving ceremony for the 12th Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix (GPHG) will take place on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at the Grand Théâtre de Genève. The GPHG has also announced the list of 70 nominated watches in seven categories.

2011: The Year in Review Quiz, Part II

This week it’s time for Part II of our 2011 Year in Review Quiz. Have you been taking notes? Celebrate the end of 2011 with this little quiz, where we present 12 questions about news stories from the past year. As always, the answers appear at the end. And remember, your term papers are due...

Only Watch World Tour Runs August 30 – September 22

On September 23, the Principality of Monaco will stage the world-famous Only Watch charity watch auction. Under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II, 40 unique timepieces will be sold by leading horological auction house Antiquorum. Leading up to the auction, the featured timepieces will be on tour, visiting many of the world’s leading...

Only Watch Preview at Tourneau NY September 10-12

Watch collectors and aficionados will have an opportunity to preview the 34 one-of-a-kind timepieces being offered at Only Watch 2009 during an exhibition at the Tourneau Time Machine in New York September 10-12. Only Watch is a biannual auction held during the Monaco Yacht Show under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II. The world’s...

Speak Easy

Not long ago, Lynn Miner, a reader of WatchTime magazine, wrote with a request: would we publish a guide on how to pronounce all those nettlesome watch-brand names? We hope the following brand list, with phonetic spellings on the right, helps Miner and tongue-twisted watch fans everywhere.

WatchTime Live 2020: View All The Panels and Presentations

From October 21 to October 24, WatchTime hosted its very first WatchTime Live virtual event, an unprecedented online festival including the industry’s top brands, leaders, writers, and collectors for four days of presentations, panels, and discussions. Below you can find each of these videos, with more highlights planned for the weeks and months to come....