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Wempe Launches Third Model of “Signature Collection” with Girard-Perregaux

Global watch and jewelry retailer Wempe launches the latest iteration of its “Signature Collection” with Girard-Perregaux. The “Signature Collection” is a series of limited-edition and exclusive timepieces created in collaboration with the world’s finest watchmakers and available only at Wempe. The latest release with Girard-Perregaux, a 42mm Laureato Chronograph crafted from 904L stainless steel, features...

Complete, Annual, And Perpetual Calendars, And Why They Are Different

This article is from the WatchTime Archives and was originally published in 2022. Ever since the first clocks were created, there has been a desire to add complications. Moon phases and calendar functions were among the first, and as pocket watches and later on, wristwatches appeared on the scene, these complications were there too implemented...

Navigating Through the Years: Hands-On with the Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Chronograph

For its 175th anniversary last year, Ulysse Nardin introduced an impressive fleet of Marine Torpilleur limited editions. In this latest visit to our esteemed archives, WatchTime sets sail in this latest visit to our archives with the Marine Tourpilleur Chronograph, which also has the added complication of an annual calendar onboard. The French term torpilleur...

Re-Enlistment: Hands-On with the Vintage Military-Inspired Bulova “MIL-SHIPS-W-2181”

Named after the United States Navy’s Bureau of Ships “water-tightness specifications of MIL-SHIPS-W-2181,” American watch brand Bulova brings back two variants of its U.S. Navy prototype dive watch from the 1950s, which take a closer look at today in our latest visit to the WatchTime Archives. The latest addition to Bulova’s “Archive Series” is a...

The Evolution of Light and Shade: Grand Seiko Unveils Latest Kodo Constant-force Tourbillon

With the Kodo Constant-force Tourbillon, Grand Seiko demonstrated its outstanding technical expertise at Watches and Wonders 2022. With a charming understatement, the Japanese luxury watch brand called this mechanical masterpiece its “first mechanical complication.” Well, its two sophisticated mechanisms, originally designed to improve the accuracy of timekeeping, combined in a single unit on a single...

Back in Platinum and Blue, Meet the Latest Rolex Perpetual 1908

Last year, Rolex first introduced its Perpetual 1908 collection, working to revitalize its formal-focused segment from a slightly different angle after discontinuing its Cellini collection. This year, the brand grew the series once more— unveiling a new platinum-clad, time-only edition at Watches & Wonders 2024. On the wrist, the new Rolex Perpetual 1908 wears 39mm...

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Chronomania: The 50+-Year History of the Automatic Chronograph

Fifty years ago, the consortium of Heuer-Leonidas, Breitling, Buren-Hamilton and Dubois Dépraz vied with lone wolves Zenith and Seiko in the race to launch the world’s first automatic chronograph movement. How did these brands keep their developments secret? And how did the watch world change? We searched the past for clues.

Digital Duo: Hands-on with the Yema Digidisc and LED

In 2020 and 2021, digital display, retro-chic watches found themselves in a serious moment. In this visit to the WatchTime Archives, we look back on one of these designs from the French watchmaker Yema via the Digidisc and LED models. As demand for more and more unique watches grows, so too does the demand for...

Flying High With the Breitling Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 Mosquito

This article was originally published in the July/August 2022 Issue of the WatchTime print magazine. The De Havilland Mosquito was a multipurpose airplane manufactured in Britain during and shortly after World War II. More than 7,700 of these twin-engine, two-seater aircraft were built between 1940 and 1950. Aluminum and steel were scarce during this time, so...

60 Seconds of Speed: Angelus Launches Instrument de Vitesse

A dial as beautiful as a vintage car dashboard: The Instrument de Vitesse from Angelus, which will be first on display at Watches and Wonders 2024, exudes an elegant yet instantly readable design that appeals to classic car and chronograph aficionados. With three hands in the center, it is not immediately recognizable as a stopwatch....

Omega Establishes New Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute in the Laboratoire de Précision

Omega today announced the creation of a new chronometer testing institute, the Laboratoire de Précision, with two locations in Switzerland, one in Bienne and the other in Villeret. Similar to the COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres), which has been the number one institute for certifying chronometers for over 50 years, the Laboratoire de Précision...

Hands-On: Girard-Perregaux Debuts Laureato Chronograph Ti49

Girard-Perregaux is celebrating the 49th anniversary of the Laureato Chronograph with its first titanium version. Launched in 1975 as one of the great luxury sports watches with a bracelet, alongside the Audemars Piguets Royal Oak and the Patek Philippe Nautilus, to name a couple, the Laureato Chronograph has since become a permanent fixture in the...

Underwater Pathfinder: The Tudor Pelagos FXD

This article was originally published in the July/August 2022 Issue of the WatchTime print magazine. Photos by Marcus Krüger. Tudor has revived its tradition as a supplier to French Navy combat swimmers with a tool watch that incorporates historical design elements while meeting the elite unit’s modern specifications for a navigation instrument. Since 1960, Tudor...

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Retro Racer: Testing the TAG Heuer Monza Calibre 17

In 1976, TAG Heuer introduced its Monza model, named for the world-famous Italian Formula 1 racetrack. Forty years later, the Monza Calibre 17 recalls the glory days of racing while offering a great deal more than retro design. Read on for an in-depth review from the WatchTime archives, with original photos by OK-Photography.