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Raymond Weil Unveils the Maestro Moon Phase

The Couture watch and jewelry show, which wrapped up yesterday in Las Vegas, offered a look at a handful of new timepieces that have been rolled out since this year's Swiss watch fairs; we've covered some of these over the past week, and the latest one to catch our eye is the new Maestro Moon Phase from Raymond Weil.


Two Limited Editions Commemorate 25 Years of Grand Seiko Caliber 9F

In 1993, Seiko launched the first Grand Seiko timepiece outfitted with Caliber 9F, an ultra-precise, extra-durable quartz movement that had been five years in development. Grand Seiko pays tribute to this groundbreaking movement, which took the Japanese brand's reputation for elegantly simple design and timekeeping accuracy to new levels, with two limited-edition watches that we got to see up close and personal at the Couture watch and jewelry show in Las Vegas.


Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Rolex GMT-Master II, 2018 Edition

Few watches hold as much distinction as the Rolex GMT-Master and GMT-Master II. From the series’ first introduction in 1955 , with the Ref. 6542, to its later transition into the GMT-Master II in 1982 with the Ref. 16760, all the way to today’s modern references, the series in all its adjustments through the years...


10 Questions with Lothar Schmidt, Owner of Sinn

Lothar Schmidt has owned Sinn since 1994. Since then, he’s led the company through unprecedented growth and technological development that has placed the Frankfurt-based brand in the upper echelon of German manufactories. Read on for our conversation with Schmidt where we discuss how he entered the watch industry, the technology he’s helped pioneer, and the...


Close-Up: Blancpain Villeret Tourbillon Volante Heure Sautante Minute Retrograde

Blancpain caught the lion’s share of its Baselworld 2018 buzz for the new complications in its retro-look Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe collection, and rightfully so. However, not to be overlooked is its latest foray into the highest levels of haute horlogerie in its classically elegant Villeret collection — a timepiece which also contains a couple of...


The 80’s: A Legendary Caliber, the Lemania Carrera Chronograph

Heuer Carrera 5100 Lemania Chronograph: Piaget and the movement manufacturer Nouvelle Lémania acquired Heuer in 1983. The Carrera was now equipped with the new co-owner’s automatic Caliber Lémania 5100. Two distinguishing features are the orange, readily legible, centrally axial, aircraft-shaped minute-hand and the 24-hour display at “12 o’clock.”   A Legendary Caliber: the Lemania Carrera...


Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Seiko Prospex Diver 300m Hi-Beat SLA025

For those of you who have been closely following this series, it’s no secret I have a keen affinity for Seiko. A vintage Seiko 5 happened to be my first mechanical watch, the Grand Seiko 62GS was the second piece I covered writing for WatchTime, the Seiko Marinemaster Professional 1000m was one of the first...


10 Questions with Giles English, Co-Founder of Bremont

Since today is the Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and the American actress Meghan Markle, we figured it appropriate to publish a conversation we recently had with Giles English, co-founder of the British watch company Bremont. Read on to find out why Giles, and his brother Nick, chose a career in the watch industry, what...


Bell & Ross BR V2-93 GMT 24H: Triple Time Zone Tracker

Few watch manufacturers can claim as much direct aviation-instrument influence across their entire portfolio as Bell & Ross, and few horological complications are more useful to a pilot than an indication of multiple time zones — so what better brand to produce a timepiece capable of displaying not just two but three time zones simultaneously than the one with the big ampersand logo and dashboard DNA? Here is the lowdown on the new BR v2-93 GMT 24H.


Borrowed Time: Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Memovox

Alarm watches are unique in the watch world. Even in an industry governed by idiosyncratic tastes, timepieces with alarm functionality often remain on the horological periphery for many enthusiasts. Despite that, there are a few brands that immediately come to mind when the topic is mentioned among collectors. Among those, there is one that is...


NOMOS Glashütte Updates Its Icons With New Neomatik Date Caliber

NOMOS Glashütte has managed to develop its classic watches further by adding an entirely new caliber: neomatik date. NOMOS Glashütte presented its newest in-house built caliber at Baselworld 2018: neomatik date (DUW 6101). The watchmaking company has equipped three NOMOS icons — Tangente, Orion, and Ludwig — with this new caliber and created a tailor-made...


IWC Adds Two New Models to the Portofino Collection

Despite releasing a bevy of limited-edition models, across several of its collections, earlier this year for its 150th anniversary, IWC is not resting on its laurels until SIHH 2019. The latest new releases, announced just this week, are two new models in its elegant Portofino line, both representing firsts for the Schaffhausen-based brand. What makes these new versions of the Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days notable? Read on.


A Hands-On Review of the Updated Monta Oceanking

When you think about microbrands, there are a few things to consider. You should look at what type of materials are being used, how original the design is, and how the price compares to similar offerings. One of the most important aspects, and the one that is most often forgotten, is a look at the...


A New Level of Crystal Clarity: Hublot Big Bang Sapphire Tourbillon

At Baselworld 2018, Hublot, the Swiss brand known for its bold forays into unconventional materials and envelope-pushing technology took the growing but still-exclusive category of sapphire-cased watches to a new level with the introduction of the Big Bang Sapphire Tourbillon, which boasts not only a crystal-clear case but a see-through skeletonized movement as well.


Raymond Weil Launches Skeletonized Version of its In-House Caliber RW1212

In 2017, Raymond Weil introduced Caliber RW1212, the family-owned Swiss brand's first in-house-developed movement, inside a classical two-handed watch in its flagship Freelancer collection. Just one year later comes the next evolution of that movement in the Raymond Weil Freelancer Calibre RW1212 Skeleton, a new, openworked timepiece unveiled at Baselworld 2018.


The Third Act: Bovet Releases the Récital 22 Grand Récital

Bovet is a unique brand in the landscape of contemporary horology. On one end, it is unconstrained by anything other than its owner’s (former pharmaceutical executive Pascal Raffy) fantastical imagination; on the other, everything produced by Bovet is almost unmistakably influenced by the brand’s almost two-century-old history of pocketwatch production. This blend of perspectives, plus...