10-Step Plan to Find the Perfect Watch

Have you ever wondered “What’s the perfect watch for me?” Perhaps you framed the question like this: “Which watch should I buy?” Here’s a 10-step plan to help you find the one that’s perfect for you. 1. If you’re just starting out in the world of watches, visit online communities and ask questions. No, don’t […]

Breitling Superocean II Review

By Roger Ruegger Last week, we had the chance to visit Breitling Chronometrie SA, Breitling’s impressive manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. This meant we also had a chance to spend some time with the brand-new Breitling Superocean II that was introduced shortly before Baselworld 2015. Here we take a look at the 44-mm version with […]

How to Buy Pre-Owned Watches

By Robert-Jan Broer The market for pre-owned items is huge. The success of websites like eBay, Craigslist, AutoTrader and so on are a testimonial. And the wristwatch market is no exception. Although a wristwatch is often a very personal item, at some point people are willing to part with it and trade up for something […]

Ulysse Nardin Chairman Phone

We’ve come to think of Ulysee Nardin as a Swiss watchmaker with a rich heritage of creating innovative timepieces. Now they are becoming known for something else. With the latest Chairman smartphone introductions, Ulysee Nardin has produced a show-stopper that had Baselworld 2012 visitors marveling over its stunning design and sleek interface. Produced in collaboration […]

Antiquorum Auctioneers Presents “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces”

Antiquorum Auctioneers, the world’s premier watch auctioneer, is pleased to present its April 15 auction of “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” to be held at Antiquorum’s new US headquarters located at 805 Third Avenue in New York City. Collectors can look forward to bidding on 272 outstanding timepieces. Amongst the highlights are a Richard Lange […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Testing the TAG Heuer Carrera 1887

Speed Dreamin’: Testing the TAG Heuer Carrera 1887 (Video) TAG Heuer Carrera 1887 front A few years ago, TAG Heuer introduced a new version of its racing-inspired Carrera watch with a brand-new movement. WatchTime took the watch, the TAG Heuer Carrera 1887, for a spin. TAG Heuer celebrated the 50th birthday of its most important […]

Vacheron Constantin Caliber 1731

Vacheron Constantin Caliber 1731 At SIHH 2014, Vacheron Constantin introduced the Patrimony Contemporaine Ultra-Thin Calibre 1731, which it calls “the world’s thinnest manual-winding minute repeater.” The Vacheron Constantin Caliber 1731 watch’s gold case is only 8.09 mm thick, and its movement, Caliber 1731, is a mere 3.9 mm thick. During the Vacheron Constantin Caliber 1731 […]

Omega Speedmaster Racing Watch

Before Omega’s legendary Speedmaster watch was worn by astronauts on the moon — and thus forever linked to space exploration and assigned the nickname “Moonwatch” — it was much more closely associated with the decidedly earthbound activity of automobile racing. In fact, when Omega introduced the first Speedmaster in 1957, it designed the watch’s dial […]

Classic Watches of the Rich and Famous

Classic watches aren’t just stylish, they’re investments — watch dealers in the industry tell The Hollywood Reporter who’s buying, and how to start a collection. This story first appeared in the inaugural Watches supplement to The Hollywood Reporter magazine. What Goes Into a $100,000 Watch? On his wrist was an inconspicuous — to most eyes […]

Omega Sochi Petrograd

Omega Sochi Petrograd 2014 The 2014 Winter Olympic Games kick off in Sochi, Russia on February 7, and Swiss watch brand Omega will once again serve as official timekeeper. To commemorate this year’s games, Omega has also released a limited-edition watch with a distinctly Russian pedigree — this week’s Watch to Watch, the Omega Sochi […]

Seiko Astron GPS Watch Review and Video

Seiko Astron GPS Watch Review By Mike Disher Seiko’s Astron GPS, released to great fanfare last year, tells time by receiving GPS signals anywhere on Earth. Was it a world-beater in our test? The last time Seiko called a new watch “Astron,” the future of timekeeping changed forever. Launched on Christmas Day, 1969, the original […]

Three Must Have Vintage Watches

I am very much a “watch guy”. If you’re reading this blog, then chances are high that you’d consider yourself to be a member of the same club. But it’s worth noting that within our niche group of horologically inclined individuals, there are several sub-categories of watch enthusiasts. There are the singularly brand loyal, those […]

OMEGA Co-Axial Chronometers

It really is amazing just how “BIG” a short little film can be. Have you seen the gorgeous promotional video for the Omega Co-Axial Chronometer? It was actually uploaded by Omega in April of this year, but in case you missed this bit of horological cinema, we’ve got it right here. When Swatch Group Chairman […]

Hamilton Khaki X-Landing Limited Edition Watch Review

Hamilton Presents The Hamilton Khaki X-Landing Limited Edition The Hamilton Khaki X-Landing Limited Edition takes the emotions on a nostalgic journey back to the first all-metal aircraft of the 1920s, and the rationale on a trip co-piloted by a feature for measuring the top of descent (TOD). The Khaki X-Landing provides pilots with precision and […]

Top Luxury Watches Under $1,000

Call it an “entry-level luxury” watch: for many out there, it is the first step into a lifelong passion. Fortunately, there are many interesting mechanical watches on the market priced under $1,000. I’ve reported on a number of them on my blog, Fratellowatches.com, and the ones presented here come from some of the most popular […]

Oris ProDiver Pointer Moon

It’s been a big year for Oris in the area of divers’-watch milestones; we’ve previously covered the brand’s groundbreaking Aquis Depth Gauge, and Oris also added to its ProDiver collection of professional-grade diving watches with the new Oris ProDiver Pointer Moon, the first mechanical watch that indicates both the lunar cycle and tidal range. The […]

Rolex Sky Dweller

In the past half-century, since it launched its GMT Master, Rolex has brought out just one new complication: the Yacht-Master II, in 2007, which has a countdown yacht timer. This year it’s launching another, the Sky-Dweller, equipped with both a second time zone and an annual calendar (a calendar that automatically differentiates between months of […]

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M GoodPlanet

Omega‘s long association with the ocean began in 1932 with the invention of its first divers’ watch. In 2011, the brand partnered with the GoodPlanet Foundation, an organization founded in 2005 that promotes environmental awareness and sustainable development. The results of the partnership are evident in a new watch introduced at Baselworld, the Seamaster Planet […]

Rolex Launches New Yacht-Master II in Stainless Steel

Last year’s Baselworld saw the debut of a new version of the Rolex Yacht-Master in a Rolesium case. This year, that model’s larger successor, the Yacht-Master II, was the focus, with Rolex introducing the first version of the popular regatta-countdown chronograph watch in a 904L stainless steel case with a blue Cerachrom bezel insert. The […]

Movado SE Extreme Review

Movado Sports Edition (SE) Extreme takes the classic Museum Watch design to a sporty new level. On the one hand, the Movado SE Extreme is an imposing presence, with an overall diameter of 44.5 mm, a height of almost 11 mm, and an impressively robust bracelet. On the other, its surface finishes and dial design […]

Patek Philippe Calatrava vs. A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia

Patek Philippe Calatrava vs. A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Two plain-faced beauties, the Patek Philippe Calatrava and A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia, go head to head in this comparison. Jens Koch gets in depth with the two timepieces and Nik Schölzel provides the gorgeous original photography. A complication is a pretty thing, but it certainly […]

A. Lange Sohne Wins Timezone.com Award

The Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar has been awarded “Watch of the Year 2012” on Timezone.com, the online community of watch enthusiasts. The A. Lange & Söhne watch, launched last year, was voted for by 38% of the website’s registered users. ” alt=”a. lange sohne tourbillon” /> Seven models were nominated by the moderators of […]

Rolex Releases 50th Anniversary Rolex Daytona Watch at Baselworld

Even before the start of the 2013 Baselworld watch fair, watch aficionados — and Rolex freaks in particular — were buzzing about the 50th anniversary of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, the chronograph watch made famous by actor and motor racing enthusiast Paul Newman. While most knew Rolex would commemorate the milestone with a special watch, […]

Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II Review

Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT Rolex has raised the bar in the watch industry much like Bentley has in the car industry. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II is just the latest of those watch products. It is a diver’s watch, but most wear this watch as a piece of luxury jewelry. It is waterproof as […]

A. Lange & Sohne Lange 31 Review

Most mechanical watches will typically run for 38 to 45 hours before you need to wind them. Then there are some timepieces that have an eight-day power reserve (the length of time a mechanical watch will stay wound and running), which is impressive indeed. Now consider the Lange 31 from the Saxon wizards at A. […]

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Watch Review

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms diver watches constitute the apex of the company’s Sports Collection. Fifty Fathoms timepieces combine technologically advanced movement (Calibre 1315) with a leaner, more restrained design than the testosterone-pumped Speed Command and Air Command. Yet despite shedding some “muscle mass”, the collection displays unmistakable masculine character – only instead of a body-builder’s physique, […]

Hamilton JazzMaster Maestro Watch Review

Try to name an American watch company. Elgin? Gone. Bulova? Owned by Japan’s Citizen. Ah, but what about Hamilton, that legendary maker of pocket watches for America’s rail conductors, marine chronometers for its Navy and wristwatches for World War II GIs? Sorry. Hamilton is owned by the Swiss watch behemoth Swatch Group, though it trades […]

Breguet Classique Grande Complication 5347 Twin Rotating Tourbillon Review

Breguet Classique Grande Complication 5347 Twin Rotating Tourbillon Exactly three years after the original Twin Rotating Tourbillon’s launch, Breguet offers a follow-up to the highly sought-after model featuring a pair of tourbillons on its silvered dial. This time, the watch comes in a case made of rose gold instead of platinum, but it still retails […]

Movado Bold Collection Review

Movado Bold Collection Offers Ultimate Usability and Style Luxury watch brand Movado seems like it’s always got something up its sleeve— literally. With an astonishing 27 collections in its repertoire and a history that dates back to 1881, each line of watches looks so different that it was hard to pick just one collection that […]

What does your watch say about you?

By Erica Abbiss-Biro Have you ever stopped to think how much a watch can say about you? Along with telling the time, it whispers about you and reveals more than you would imagine. From a single cursory glance at your watch, a total stranger can begin to make assumptions about your lifestyle, personality, occupation and […]

The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra “London 2012″

The London 2012 Olympic Games have particular significance for OMEGA. The brand is serving as Official Timekeeper for the 25th time. It is the 80th anniversary of the first time OMEGA assumed that role in 1932. Finally, the last time the Games were contested in London, in 1948, OMEGA was also Official Timekeeper at an […]

A Lange and Söhne Datograph Auf/Ab Review

By mono A. Lange und Söhne call it the new benchmark in chronograph design and we think they are absolutely right. The new Datograph Auf/Ab sets the bar at a new level and the improvements go beyond adding a power reserve indicator. According to many collectors the normal A. Lange and Sohne Datograph was already […]

Omega Speedmaster Professional Video Review

This is the Omega Speedmaster 3570.50 review. The watch was worn on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission and is known as the “Moonwatch”. The Omega Speedmaster is a manual wind chronograph watch. View the Omega Speedmaster below

The Romance of Rose Gold Watches

For decades, American watch buyers were enthralled by yellow gold, but in recent years that passion has largely shifted to pink and rose gold. Indeed, the rose-gold category has emerged as the leading precious metal available in today’s market. Its warm hues are derived by adding various amounts of copper to gold. The more added, […]

TAG HEUER Carrera Mikrograph Video Review

TAG HEUER Founded in 1860, TAG Heuer has pioneered, mastered and dominated high-frequency timing and chronographs since 1916, the year Charles-August Heuer introduced the 1/100th Mikrograph stopwatch. With the Calibre 360 in 2005, TAG Heuer introduced the first-ever wrist mechanical chronograph measuring and displaying 1/100th of a second. In January 2011, TAG Heuer went one […]

Piaget Altiplano, the world’s thinnest watch

Piaget unveils world’s thinnest gem-set watch Luxury watch and jewellery brand Piaget has unveiled a new timepiece in its Dancer collection which is claims is the thinnest gem-set watch in the world. The Dancer pièce exceptionnelle has combined jewellery and watchmaking techniques and contains Piaget’s 9P movement, first made in 1957, which established the a […]

Investing in Luxury Swiss Watches

By: James Longman Special to CNBC.com Rarity, complexity and condition make all the difference when looking for a luxury watch. But while there are major gains to be made, it takes a good eye to know the difference between a clever investment, and a waste of time. In such a vast and specialist industry where […]