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Dominique Loiseau on Girard-Perregaux: The WatchTime Q&A

French-born watchmaker Dominique Loiseau first caught the attention of watch collectors in the 1980s, the great wasteland years of the mechanical watch industry when quartz ruled the watch-world roost. His complex and creative inventions, such the Rose des Temps clock, the Blancpain 1735 wristwatch and the 1f4 models from his own independent atelier, have made...

New F.P. Journe Book and Exhibit Celebrate Historic Gunmetal Watches

Most of the watches that Francois-Paul Journe produces for his independent brand are anything but “proletarian:” most come in gold or platinum cases and have movement parts made of 18k rose gold. However, Journe’s newest publishing project, “Steel Time,” celebrates the classic burnished steel “gunmetal” watches of the mid- to late 19th century and how...

Hublot Chosen as Swiss Watch Partner for World Expo 2012

Hublot has announced that it has been selected by Presence Switzerland in the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) to be the watch partner of the Swiss Pavilion at the World Expo 2012, which will take place over 3 months, between 12th May and 12th August 2012, in the South Korean coastal city of...

IWC Pilot’s Watch Worldtimer

For anyone who flies across multiple time zones — whether it’s the pilot coordinating his flightplan or the business traveler scheduling a meeting with an international client — it’s essential to keep track of the time at home, at the destination, and maybe even elsewhere in the world. Hence, the invention of one of the...

Giant of Time: Eli Manning Gets His Own Citizen Watch

New York Giants fans hoping their team goes deep into the NFL playoffs this year can only sit on the sidelines (or couch, or recliner, or high-priced stadium seat) and cheer their star quarterback Eli Manning to victory. However, a lucky few of them can do so while wearing a Citizen watch made specifically for...

2011 Digital IQ Index Finds Luxury Watch Brands Lagging

L2 bills itself as a think tank for digital innovation, and each year the group releases the Digital IQ Index which ranks the “digital competence” of 35 leading luxury watch and jewelry brands. The newest rankings are out, and to the surprise of few, watch brands do not fare well. Find out who is gifted...

EU Probes Watch Manufacturers Over Parts Supply Policies

European Union (EU) antitrust regulators have announced that they will investigate claims that luxury watch manufacturers are refusing to supply spare parts to independent watchmakers and repairers, a breach of EU competition rules. The European Commission did not identify the companies involved in the probe, however Swatch Group has confirmed that it is one of...

Movado Issues “Bold” Watch Commemorating Derek Jeter’s 3000th Hit

Movado has launched a special edition Bold watch to celebrate baseball superstar and Movado brand ambassador Derek Jeter’s 3000th Major League hit on July 9. Jeter is the first Yankee to achieve this feat. The watch features an indigo blue metallic dial customized with Jeter’s number 2 positioned prominently at 2 o’clock.

WatchTime’s August iPad App is Now Available

In this issue we take an in-depth look at one of the most important watches of the year, Patek Philippe’s new reference 5270 perpetual calendar chronograph with in-house movement. We test Zenith’s Captain Grande Date Moonphase and the Cartier Calibre de Cartier with the brand’s first in-house automatic movement. Our Baselworld review presents 40 new...

Watches Submitted for the 2011 International Chronometry Contest

The 18 watches taking part in the 2011 International Chronometry Contest were submitted on Friday May 20 at the Musée d’horlogerie du Locle – Château des Monts. The watches come from the Jura, from Geneva, from France and the United States. The watches will be subjected to a number of tests over the summer, and...

WatchTime’s June App Now Available

In this issue Joe Thompson profiles Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek, who is not happy with the current state of watch retailing in America, and he lets us know it. Our Baselworld roundup looks at new watches from the world’s largest watch show. We enlist a dive instructor to help us test four diver’s watches,...

Richard Mille RM 032 Automatic Chronograph Diver’s Watch

This newest Richard Mille creation is designed to go deep and to offer a range of functions along the way. While exploring the depths, you have at your disposal hours, minutes, seconds, 60-minute countdown, 12-hour totalizer and flyback chronograph, annual calendar with oversized date, and a month indicator. Find pricing and wallpaper inside.

Watch the TAG Heuer “Apollo Project” Live Webcast Here on WatchTime.com

At 1:45 p.m. EDT on Wednesday March 23 (press day at Baselworld 2011), TAG Heuer will announce what they are calling a game-changing new concept and a groundbreaking innovation in very high-frequency chronograph technology. The interactive press conference, to be conducted by CEO Jean-Christophe Babin, will stream live here on WatchTime.com, and it will also...

Kobold Launches Program to Train Sherpas as Watchmakers

Kobold has announced a program in which its U.S.-based watchmakers will train a group of Sherpas in the art of watchmaking. The former high-altitude mountain guides from Nepal’s Himalaya region will begin learning how to assemble mechanical wristwatches in March. The one-year-long program also includes a basic course on managing a luxury business.

SIHH: JeanRichard Shows Two New Bressels and the Highlands Sand Sports Watch

At SIHH JeanRichard is introducing three new men’s models: the Bressel Homage “Daniel” is inspired by a Daniel JeanRichard pocket watch created in 1710. The Bressel 1665 Small Hour and Minute offers a distinctive time display, and the sporty Highlands “Sand” reinterprets the original Highlands from the mid-1990s. All three are powered by in-house JeanRichard...

Christie’s 2010 Watch Sales Highest Ever at $91 Million

Christie’s wrapped up a record-breaking year for fine timepieces, realizing $91.2 million in total sales – the highest annual total ever for the the global auction house. Patek Philippe dominated the results, capturing each of the year’s top 10 positions for wristwatch sales. In all, five Pateks sold for more than $1 million apiece. Look...

Seiko Wins Sports Watch of the Year at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

Seiko’s Spring Drive Spacewalk Commemorative Edition was named the Sports Watch of the Year at the 2010 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. This accolade is the most prestigious yet awarded to Seiko’s unique Spring Drive technology. The Spacewalk was taken into space by Richard Garriott and worn during his stay onboard the International Space Station...