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Ulysse Nardin Diver Net: A Concept Watch Born Beneath the Ocean

Ulysse Nardin, a watch manufacturer known since its inception in 1846 for its close connection to seafaring, has in recent years demonstrated a commitment to ocean-related environmental initiatives. Its latest concept watch represents not only the manufacture’s most aggressive effort yet in combating marine pollution, but also a true first in the watch industry: the...

WatchTime Live: An Online Festival for the Watch Community

In this topsy-turvy year for the watch industry, some traditions must be maintained, even if they look a bit different. WatchTime’s highly successful New York and Los Angeles collectors’ shows, which have brought brands and collectors together in person for five years, went fully digital in 2020. From October 21 to 24, some of the...

Showing at WatchTime Live 2020: Eberhard & Co. Scafograf 300 “MCMLIX” Edition

Swiss watchmaker Eberhard & Co. is a brand known for diversity within its catalog, though it has probably garnered the most attention from collectors with its vintage-inspired modern watches. Among these are the Contograf chronograph, the Nuvolari Legend racing series, and, perhaps best known, the diving-focused Scafograf collection, which takes its inspiration from models in...

Showing at WatchTime Live 2020: De Bethune DB28 Steel Wheels Sapphire Tourbillon

Launching this week at the Geneva Watch Days event is a new iteration of De Bethune's DB28 Steel Wheels equipped with a tourbillon movement with a delta bridge, and two barrel covers in sapphire crystal. The new timepiece follows the futuristic design of the first DB28 that launched in 2010 — a case shape and crown at 12 o'clock, inspired by pocket watches...

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT: Casual Luxury Reimagined

Among all its distinctive watch families, Parmigiani’s Tonda models are most renowned for their understated elegance and most firmly ensconced in the “dress watch” rather than the “sport watch” category. This year, the Fleurier-based manufacture introduces a new evolution of the Tonda designed to tread the mythical line between special-occasion luxury and sporty, everyday active...

Fair Games: A Look at the Future of Swiss Watch Trade Shows

Two weeks ago, on April 14, Baselworld’s parent company MCH Group took note “with great surprise […] of the cancellation of major exhibitors at Baselworld,” namely Rolex, Patek Philippe, Chanel, Tudor, and Chopard. Two years before that, on July 30, 2018, the company’s former CEO René Kamm was already caught off guard by Swatch Group’s...

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Old-School Design: Laurent Ferrier Galet Annual Calendar School Piece “Vintage”

The newest version of Laurent Ferrier’s GPHG Award-Winning Galet Annual Calendar School Piece, previously offered with gold cases and black or white opaline dials, pays tribute to the champagne-dialed vintage models of the 1950s. Limited to just five pieces, the Galet Annual Calendar School Piece “Vintage” combines a 40-mm steel case with a new opaline...

ONLY WATCH 2019:

Patek Philippe Sets New World Record

The Only Watch 2019 auction was held on Saturday, November 9 by Christies’ in Geneva, Switzerland. The 50 one-of-a-kind watches made for the biennial auction were auctioned off to support the research into the cure of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. Luc Pettavino, founder and organiser of Only...

GPHG 2019:

Complete List Of Prize Winners In The 2019 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

The results are in: Last night, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) awarded 19 of 84 shortlisted watches with a trophy. The “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix went to Audemars Piguet for the Royal Oak Selfwinding Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin watch. The Swiss brand also won with the Royal Oak and the Code 11.59 Minute Repeater Supersonnerie. Here is the complete list...

WTNY 2019

4 of the Most Expensive Timepieces Seen at WatchTime New York 2019

WatchTime New York 2019 has come to a close, and reflecting on such a great event we have been recalling some of the most expensive, once-in-a-lifetime pieces we were fortunate enough to see. While the show featured a wide range of brands, from value-driven to haute horlogerie luxurious, a few manufacturers stood out with timepieces...

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Double Vision: H. Moser & Cie. Pioneer Perpetual Calendar MD Features New Dual-Window Display

H. Moser & Cie. gave the watchmaking world its most elegantly minimalist perpetual calendar in 2005. That award-winning timepiece has been reimagined in several iterations in the years since, most recently in 2016's Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Concept, with an even starker, more streamlined design. For its most recent evolution, as part of Moser's sport-luxury Pioneer collection, the dial gets slightly more complex in the service of being eminently more legible.

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Showing at WatchTime New York 2019: Romain Gauthier Logical One Baguette-Set Unique Piece

America’s largest luxury watch extravaganza, WatchTime New York, is returning for its fifth consecutive year at Midtown Manhattan’s Gotham Hall on October 25 – 26, 2019. This year’s event is shaping up to be the biggest yet, with 37 participating watch brands displaying their latest and greatest timepieces. Among these brands is the independent watchmaker...

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Greubel Forsey Will Present the New Double Tourbillon 30° Technique Ceramic for the First Time at WatchTime New York 2019

The Double Tourbillon 30º is one of the most important timepieces in the Greubel Forsey catalog. As the first timepiece unveiled by the manufacture at Baselworld 2004 — after five years of development by Stephen Forsey and Robert Greubel — it set in motion all of the success and innovations that Greubel Forsey has accomplished in...

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The New Doxa SUB 200 Collection is One of the Best Values of 2019

Doxa has made a spirited comeback in recent years, riding on a wave of vintage-inspired dive watches from its past catalog. Known for its characteristic orange dials, the brand was very popular within the diving community during the late 1960s and ’70s thanks to the rugged, purpose-built divers’ watches it produced. And now with neo-vintage...