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Ball and BMW Team Up For New Watch Collection

Ball Watch Company, whose history is rooted in the early days of train travel, has taken its watchmaking talents from the rails to the roads, collaborating with German luxury automaker BMW to introduce a new line of watches, called Ball for BMW.

Records Fall at Antiquorum and Christie’s Watch Auctions in Geneva

In early November, the watchmaking city of Geneva hosted two auctions of fine timepieces, held one day apart — one by Antiquorum and the other by Christie’s — each of which achieved new records for watches at auction. Antiquorum boasted the highest price ever paid for a Rolex sports watch and a Patek Philippe sold...

Adults Only: Perrelet’s Erotic Dial Limited Editions

The themes of Perrelet’s previous limited-edition Turbine watches have ranged from patriotism to auto racing to the Chinese Year of the Dragon; its latest are targeted to more, shall we say, prurient interests: the Turbine Erotic collection, which feature decidedly adult illustrations behind the spinning, dial-side rotors.

Porsche Design Rolls Out New Watches For Its 40th Anniversary

The Porsche Design Studio, founded by Porsche 911 designer Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, marks four decades this year. To celebrate, Porsche Design is releasing four new watches: a limited-edition model of its very first product, the Chronograph I, and three new additions to its Flat Six collection.

Chicago Art Deco Society To Display Vintage Elgin Watch Collections

For all of you vintage watch aficionados in the Chicago area — we met some of you at our Chicago Inside Basel-Geneva event — we’ve just found out about an exhibit called “Made in Elgin: An Art Deco Legacy,” presented by the Chicago Art Deco Society and taking place at the Elgin Area Historical Society...

Girard-Perregaux Unveils Le Corbusier Trilogy of Limited-Edition Watches

La Chaux-de-Fonds, in the Swiss Jura, is regarded as the cradle of fine watchmaking, but it is also the birthplace of Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, known more widely as Le Corbusier, one of the titans of modern architecture and design. Now, Girard-Perregaux, a watch brand based in La Chaux-de-Fonds and long associated with Le Corbusier’s estate, has...

Cartier’s Crystal Ball: Inside the ID Two Concept Watch

Cartier is rare among watch manufacturers because it releases concept watches that reveal its future plans for all to see. The latest concept, called ID Two, looks like something teleported to us from the year 2020. Click here to read WatchTime technical editor Mike Disher’s report on the ID Two, along with a video animation...

Parmigiani Unveils New Bugatti Watches at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Parmigiani, the Swiss watch brand founded by watchmaker Michel Parmigiani, introduced two new collectors’ timepieces to its Bugatti collection, made in collaboration with the prestigious automobile maker, at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The timepieces — a rose-gold version of the Bugatti Super Sport and a new titanium Bugatti Vitesse — made their debut alongside...

Pocket Full of Complications: Today’s Haute Horlogerie Pocketwatches

Even though the wristwatch long ago supplanted it in popularity, the classical pocketwatch continues to soldier on as a novelty in the world of timepieces, beloved by some collectors for their old-school appeal and large, decorative movements, and many of today’s watch brands have used the style to express not only their historical cachet but...

Christie’s 2012 First-Half Results Shows Boost in Fine and Rare Watch Sales

Much of the world’s economy may still be in the doldrums, but the secondary market for fine timepieces appears to be in good health. Christie’s, the world’s leading auction house, recently reported a boost in global sales for fine, rare and unique watches. Pointing to rare timepieces as a sound investment, Christie’s posted a five...

Vacheron Constantin Pays Tribute to Mozart with New Métiers d’Art Watch

Since 2007, Vacheron Constantin has been a patron of the prestigious Paris National Opera. In 2010, it released the first in a planned series of 15 unique watches in its Métiers d’Art collection, inspired by the breathtaking mural painting on the ceiling of Paris’s Palais Garnier Opera House by French artist Marc Chagall. The brand...

A. Lange & Söhne CEO Wilhelm Schmid: The WatchTime Q&A

Wilhelm Schmid came aboard as CEO of the German luxury watch brand A. Lange & Sohne in January 2011 after eight years in senior sales and marketing positions at BMW. Recently, WatchTime sat down with Schmid at the New York City offices of Lange’s parent company, the Richemont Group, for a conversation about his growth...

Slim Tickings: Thin Watches from Audemars Piguet and Girard-Perregaux

As watch lovers rediscover the thin, classically elegant timepiece, WatchTime reviews two that represent the trend: the Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Extra Thin and the Girard-Perregaux 1966. This head-to-head matchup of the two slender timepieces, with original photography by Zuckerfabrik Fotodesign, originally appeared in the magazine’s print edition.

Talking Watches With New Alpina Brand Ambassador William Baldwin

Recently, the sporty Swiss watch brand Alpina announced that actor William Baldwin (Backdraft, The Squid and the Whale, TV’s “Gossip Girl”) will be the celebrity brand ambassador for its new line of Alpina Divers watches. The brand welcomed Baldwin in a gala press event at New York’s Maritime Hotel in late June. At the event,...

WatchTime Launches India Edition Amidst VIPs and Bollywood Stars

India is not only one of the world’s most populous nations; it is also one of the world’s fastest growing markets for fine watches. However, until recently, Indian watch lovers have not had a magazine devoted exclusively to their hobby. This month, Ebner Publishing International, parent company of WatchTime, remedies that oversight with the launch...

Neuhaus’ Mono-Hand Watch

German watch brand Neuhaus Inventing Timepieces has announced the Janus DoubleSpeed, a mono-hand watch without a minute or second hand. The watch moves at “double speed” meaning the hand goes around the entire dial in just six hours. The dial displays a 6-hour scale with double-sized segments, with each mark representing two times 6 hours apart. Only...