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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...

EVENTS:

WatchTime Los Angeles 2019: Introducing the Brands, Part 1

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...

PROFILE:

Antoine Preziuso is Horology’s Best Kept Secret

About 20 years ago, watchmakers who were working behind the scenes to develop and construct complications for major brands began stepping out of the shadows and marketing watches under their own names – Christophe Claret, Richard Mille, Peter Speake-Marin, and Franck Muller, to name a few. Others may have been self-employed for a few years...

SIHH 2019:

Girard-Perregaux Evolves the Laureato with the Absolute Collection

Three years after the Laureato first reappeared in Girard-Perregaux’s catalog, there is little doubt that it is the headlining collection for the brand. Since it’s limited-edition re-introduction at Baselworld 2016, we’ve seen skeletons, chronographs, and a large number of variations in size, material, and color. In 2019, to go along with a new Laureato Perpetual...

SIHH 2019:

Laurent Ferrier Launches the Bridge One with a Brand New Caliber and Case Construction

Laurent Ferrier has revealed two timepieces at SIHH 2019 that feature a completely new case construction and movement. The septuagenarian watchmaker, who won the Men’s Complication prize at the GPHG 2018 for the Galet Annual Calendar School Piece, is known throughout the watch industry for his technical mastery as well as the certain level of horological...

REVIEW:

Borrowed Time: Hands-On with the Leica L2 GMT

It’s been a little over six months since we first heard the news that Leica was branching out from its position as a longtime leader in the camera industry and into the world of watchmaking. The reaction at that time by industry pundits and enthusiasts was one of mixed enthusiasm. Would this be another example...

Six Annual Calendar Watches to Start the New Year

The Annual Calendar is often thought of as the less glamorous sibling to the more complicated perpetual calendar. Knowing how particular many watch enthusiasts are, this statement might ring true to some, but it’s not all doom and gloom for fans of this 23-year-old complication. In fact, there have been a number of releases over...

Highlights from WatchTime’s November-December Issue, On Sale Now

The final WatchTime issue of 2018 hits newsstands today, with highlights ranging from our cover story featuring the Montblanc 1858 Geosphere with its innovative world-time display; a large selection of ladies’ models released in 2018; an intimate portrait of Rexhep Rexhepi of Akrivia, the 31-year-old watchmaker who recently took home the Men’s award at the 2018 edition of...

All the Independent Watch Brands You’ll See at WatchTime New York 2018

Although we celebrate all brands, big and small, at WatchTime New York, we have a special place for many of the independents that choose to exhibit during our annual showcase. This year, we have a spectacular lineup of independent brands, many with their namesakes, founders, and primary watchmakers attending, that will be showing off their...

WatchTime New York 2018 Panel Preview: Meet Independent Watchmaking Stars

Every year at WatchTime New York, we host a number of industry panels throughout the Saturday session. These panels serve as a sort-of bookmark throughout the day and are a great chance to hear watchmakers themselves, industry pundits, and various members of the horological cognoscenti discuss the world of watchmaking as a whole. The first...

PROFILE:

The Arrival of Rexhep Rexhepi

It’s a rare occasion when an independent upstart can captivate an old-fashioned and conservative industry like Swiss watchmaking. It’s even more difficult for that attention to remain unwavering and grow into a swell of expectations rarely seen in horology, something more akin to the cyclical world of haute couture, where flashes of youthful brilliance are...

Showing at WatchTime New York 2018: Akrivia Chronomètre Contemporain

WatchTime New York, America’s largest luxury watch show, is a little over a week away! As we continue our countdown to the long-awaited collectors’ event, taking place at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall on October 26-27, we are highlighting timepieces from each brand that guests will have the chance to see. Today, we’re taking a look at...

Highlights from WatchTime’s September-October Issue, On Sale Now

The fifth WatchTime issue of 2018 hits newsstands today, with highlights ranging from our cover story featuring the Baume & Mercier Baumatic; an interview with Christian Selmoni, director of style and heritage at Vacheron Constantin as well as an in-depth look at the new FiftySix collection; a close-up of Citizen Watch Company at its centennial; tests of...

Showing at WatchTime New York 2018: De Bethune DB25 Starry Varius

America’s largest luxury watch show, WatchTime New York, returns to Manhattan’s Gotham Hall on October 26-27 (click here for event details and to purchase tickets). As we count down to the big event, we continue to spotlight many of the new timepieces that guests will discover there. Today we turn our attention to the headlining timepiece for horological...

10 Green Watches to go with Your Pint of Guinness on St. Patrick’s Day

Green watches are proving more and more popular these days, so what better holiday to highlight a few of our favorite viridescent watches than St. Patrick’s Day? We’ve collected a few of the more notable models, but with so many brands embracing the hue, we restricted it to timepieces released in the past two years....

Ferdinand Berthoud Looks Into the Past to Introduce a New Regulator Watch

It’s only been a few years since the Ferdinand Berthoud marque was resurrected by the Chopard Group but there’s no doubt that it has been extraordinarily impactful during that time. In 2016, the young brand took home the prized Aiguille d’Or (basically the equivalent of winning Best Actor/Actress at the Oscars) at the GPHG awards....