Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph vs. Montblanc Rieussec

by Alexander Krupp One manufacture chronograph is understated; the other is unconventional. Both are elegant. But which is better? We compare the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph and the Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Automatic in this watch test from the WatchTime archives. What’s your type? Is it classic or modern? Eye-catching or understated? Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master … [Read more...]

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39

by Jens Koch If you want just one, all-purpose watch, our watch tester says Rolex’s new entry-level model, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39, might be it. Find out more about in this in-depth review, the cover story or our March-April issue. If you are like me, you sometimes wish you owned a watch that you could wear on every occasion, something that would go well with every outfit and activity, … [Read more...]

6 Reasons Why Patek Philippe and Rolex Hold Their Value

6 Reasons Why Patek Philippe and Rolex Hold Their Value Better Than Other Watches There's an old adage that the minute you drive a new car off the lot, it depreciates instantly. The same is true of fine Swiss watches. But not all watches are created equal and some hold their value and even appreciate. Most experts say that over time two always rise to the top as "investments": Rolex and Patek … [Read more...]

A. Lange & Söhne Lange Zeitwerk Striking Time in Rose Gold

By Mark Bernardo Three years ago, Germany’s A. Lange & Söhne released its first-ever chiming wristwatch, the Lange Zeitwerk Striking Time, which combined a dial-side chiming mechanism with the Zeitwerk model’s unconventional, mechanical-digital time display. At this year’s SIHH, Lange released a new model with a rose-gold case, silver dial and rose-gold hands. Unlike most repeaters and … [Read more...]

Casio Edifice EQB-500 Smartwatch Review

Be in touch – stay connected! EQB-500 – The watch that links with the Smartphone. The Casio Edifice EQB-500 is the perfect companion for both business men and globetrotters. The watch communicates with smartphones using Bluetooth® 4.0 technology and the free “Casio Watch+” app that enables world time settings to be easily set. It only takes one click of a button to set the watch to local time. … [Read more...]

7 Signs Chopard Watchmaking is Taken Very Seriously

By Mark Bernardo Last October, WatchTime was among a select group of media outlets invited to tour and explore Chopard’s Swiss watchmaking operations in Geneva and Fleurier. By the end of the comprehensive visit, it was clear that Chopard, a brand still known more for high jewelry than high horology, is devoted to making its mark on the men’s luxury watch market. Here are seven reasons … [Read more...]

10-Step Plan to Find the Perfect Watch for You

Have you ever questioned "What's the ideal watch for me?" Maybe you framed the concern like this: "Which watch should I purchase?" Here's a 10-step plan to assist you find the perfect watch for you. 1. If you're just starting out worldwide of watches, go to online neighborhoods and ask concerns. No, don't ask "Which view must I purchase." The forum participants have no idea you, so their advice … [Read more...]

Tips on Starting a Watch Collection

Whether you opt for vintage or new, starting a new watch collection is a great way to invest in a passion. Watches are used to mark the milestones in a man’s life. They’re traditional gifts for graduation from high school or college. Your wife may give you one on your wedding day. And a gold watch is still the go-to tribute for years of dedicated service or retirement. But watches have also … [Read more...]

Breitling Chronomat 44 GMT Watch Review

By Ariel Adams Breitling Chronomat 44 GMT Watch Review - Features and Specifications Breitling Chronomat 44 GMT dial has several distinct fonts, numeral indicator rings, hands, as well as several colors. Still, it is quickly apparent what functions the dial has, and reading the time, GMT hand, or chronograph hands is not difficult. That likely wasn't easy to do, but the result is a cool … [Read more...]

Arnold & Son UTTE: World’s Thinnest Tourbillon

Introduced at Baselworld 2013 by the revitalized Arnold & Son brand, the UTTE (initials are for “Ultra Thin Tourbillon Escapement”) quickly garnered attention when it became — without necessarily meaning to, according to Arnold & Son head of movement development Sebastian Chaulmontet — the thinnest tourbillon watch on the market. The watch’s case, available in either rose gold ($69,050) or … [Read more...]