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Omega President Stephen Urquhart: The WatchTime Interview

With its marketing blitz for the 40th anniversary Moon Watch, the opening of its own boutique on New York’s fashionable Fifth Avenue, and the long-term renewal of its official Olympic timing deal, 2009 has been a big year for Swiss-watch powerhouse Omega. WatchTime recently conducted an exclusive interview with the brand’s president, Stephen Urquhart, in...

Rating Watch Brands’ Digital IQ, From Genius to Feeble

TAG Heuer has been awarded first place in the “Watches” category of the “Digital IQ Index: Ranking the Digital Competence of Luxury Brands”, a survey conducted by the Luxury Lab of New York University’s Stern School of Business. The Digital IQ Index ranks brands as Genius, Gifted, Average, Challenged and Feeble based on their digital...

Master Watchmaker Derek Pratt Passes Away

Derek Pratt, one of the world’s leading watchmakers, has passed away following a long illness. Derek was a watchmaker’s watchmaker and a true scientist of horology. He was often cited as among the greatest living watchmakers, his name mentioned in the same breath as George Daniels, Philippe Dufour, and other modern legends. Derek is also...

Summer Reading: Five Great Watch Books

You’ve got about a month to get to that summer reading that you promised yourself you would do. If you are in the mood for a whale of a watch tale, here are five books guaranteed to please.

Breguet at the Louvre: An Apogee of European Watchmaking

Apogee means culmination or high point. In astronomy, it refers to the point in a heavenly body’s orbit when it is furthest from earth, or, in other words, when it is most out of this world. All of these describe “Breguet at the Louvre,” a retrospective exhibition that runs through September 7.

World Watch Report 2009 Reveals Online Trends

Digital marketing specialist IC-Agency has released the 5th World Watch Report market study. Its conclusions are based on a sample of more than 300 million global online searches relating to 25 watch brands in 7 export markets: China, Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, France and Germany. The study found that the 3...

Wyler Tourbillon WT3: The First Poinçon du Jura Watch

Wyler Genève’s WT3 Tourbillon is the first timepiece to be produced under the new Poinçon du Jura quality label. To meet the Poinçon du Jura criteria, a movement must be 100% Swiss made, and at least 90% of the components must be made in the Jura – the heart of Switzerland’s watchmaking industry. The movement...

Downturn Batters Watch Industry

The evidence is mounting that the long and bitter global recession is taking a severe toll on the Swiss watch industry. With demand for watches down nearly everywhere, Swiss watch firms are cutting production and jobs. So far this year, Swiss watch firms have laid off more than 1,000 people, according to Swiss press reports.

UTS Celebrates 10 Years With Special Watches

Since 1998, mechanical engineer Nicolaus Spinner and business partner Stephen Newman have focused on building quality tool watches for professionals. UTS Watches are all exclusive designs, the cases are manufactured in-house, and each watch is assembled near Munich by their designer. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, UTS presents an updated look for their 500M and...

Unique Patek Pilot’s Watch Brings $1.7 Million

At Christie’s May 11 Geneva sale, a private Swiss museum paid SFr.1,891,000 ($1,734,862) for a unique, oversize aviator’s wristwatch made by Patek Philippe. The 55mm timepiece features splittable center seconds and an hour angle dial. This is the only watch of its kind known to exist, and until the sale, there was no mention of...

Wyler GMT – The First Carbon Neutral Watch

Wyler Geneve touts its new GMT as the world’s first and only watch to be certified CarbonNeutral® by the CarbonNeutral® Company. The certification means that all production elements and stages have been analyzed and their carbon emissions calculated, including all energy used, all waste generated, and all transportation required to bring the watches to the...

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Time and Tides: Ulysse Nardin Executive Moonstruck Worldtimer

With the launch of its Executive Moonstruck Worldtimer — a pair of limited editions in platinum and rose gold — Ulysse Nardin lays claim to the only watch that depicts the motion of the moon and sun in relation to the Earth as well as a map of the tides. Here is what you need to know about this groundbreaking astronomical timekeeper.

Back in Black: Hands-on with the Longines Heritage Classic Black “Sector Dial”

Today we revisit the WatchTime archives for a hands-on with the Longines Heritage Classic Black “Sector Dial.” This article was originally published in 2021. Few brands have seen as much sustained success with their vintage-inspired designs as has Longines. With a slew of recent additions to retro-chic Heritage collection — among them the Heritage Classic...

The Dial as Canvas, Revisited: Five Timepieces from Artistic Collaborations

This article is from the WatchTime Archives and was originally published in March 2022. When watch companies collaborate with artists and designers, expect to see exciting results: we showcased six of them a few years back. As this year’s Art Basel Miami event wraps up, we explore other international celebrities and young cutting-edge artists that...

An Interview with Thomas Fleming on His New Brand, Fleming

Thomas Fleming recently launched his new brand, on which my esteemed collegue Bilal Khan wrote an excellent hands-on article, which you can find here. For me, it was also an opportunity to dig deeper in the background story behind these watches, talking with Thomas about what motivated him, and what he would like to achieve...

A Hands-On Debut with the Fleming Series 1

A new name in the independent watch scene, Fleming is the American-based brainchild of Thomas Fleming. Hatched by an enthusiast who decided to take his passion to the next level during the pandemic, Fleming was bolstered when James Kong (better known by his Instagram handle @waitlisted) joined as COO and Art Director. Just released is...

Black Magic: The Tudor Black Bay Ceramic

This article was originally published in the March/April 2022 Issue of the WatchTime print magazine. Photos by Olaf Köster. Without much fanfare, Tudor has elevated the Black Bay to the status of a Master Chronometer. This classic timepiece now upholds one of the strictest qualitative and technological standards in the watch industry. And the new Black...