Seiko Astron Marks Quartz Timekeepings 50th Anniversary

IWC Pilots Watch Timezoner Honors Saint-Exupry

The Next James Bond Movie Watch Revealed: Introducing the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition

Earlier this week, after much anticipation and speculation, Omega has announced the release of the watch to be worn by cinematic super-spy James Bond in the upcoming Bond film, No Time to Die: the Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition. This new timepiece will feature a similar red, black, and brown color scheme to that seen…

Seiko Prospex: The Origin of Todays Automatic Chronographs

Vertical Clutch and Automatic Winding Three automatic chronograph watches were released in 1969. Without a doubt, the one with the most lasting impact was the Seiko Caliber 6139. The combination of the compact automatic winding mechanism with a vertical clutch for more precise stopwatch measurement and a column wheel, which became widespread among high-end chronograph…

Panerai Releases Two New Watches Alongside Extended Pam.Guard Warranty Program

Panerai is releasing two new gold watches this month as part of its Luminor Due 42mm series, the PAM1041 and PAM1042. The two new timepieces will be the first to be covered under the Swiss-based, Florentine-founded brands new Pam.Guard program, which lengthens Panerais standard warranty from two to eight years with additional membership benefits…

The White Sands of Time: Hublot Launches Classic Fusion Eden Rock Limited Editions for Him and Her

Among its many collaborations and partnerships, Hublot last year worked with the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap dAntibes, France, to create a special limited-edition timepiece, and followed up the exotic sun-and-sand theme with another special edition celebrating the Isle of Capri at the opening of the Swiss brands boutique there. This week, Hublot rolled out…

Eternal Time: 6 Modern Perpetual Calendar Watches

In modern watchmaking, a perpetual calendar indicates the date, and corrects automatically for months with less than 31 days, as well as leap years. Unless the movement takes into account century years that are not leap years, a perpetual calendar will need manual adjusting in 2100, 2200 and 2300. Usually, a perpetual calendar combines additional complications (a moon-phase, for example). From WatchTimes February 2018 issue, here are six watches that are (almost) ready for eternity.

Borrowed Time: Reviewing the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8

Most of us can recall what a seismic event it was when Omega released the first Dark Side of the Moon version of its iconic Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch back in 2013. But few of us probably could have predicted that this very avant-garde take on one of Omegas most timeless watch designs would catch fire…

Today Greubel Forsey has announced the arrival of its first official sports watch, the GMT Sport. This new model isnt exactly a timepiece fit for a tough mudder, but the haute horlogerie brand has made great efforts with this piece to introduce a sports-focused watch that will meet the growing demand among luxury consumers for…

Second Life: Nine Watches Featuring Upcycled Materials

More so than any other consumer product, watches are intertwined with history. Whether its your grandfathers Elgin pocket watch or Paul Newmans Rolex Daytona that broke the record for most expensive wristwatch ever sold, its these relationships between time and personality that allow watches to retain a sort of indefinable sense of humanity on the…

One Hand, Two Barrels: Meistersinger Circularis

In this article from the WatchTime archives, we size up MeisterSingers single-hand, double-barrel Circularis, which boasts a power reserve of five full days. Original photos are by Nik Schölzel.

Borrowed Time: Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935

Theres nothing quite as distinctive and, in some cases, as polarizing in the arena of vintage-style timepieces as a really period-accurate replica pilots watch, and Longines whose century-plus timepiece archives have yielded an expansive and increasingly popular collection of Heritage models has taken the style to a new level with the Avigation Watch Type A7 1935, a re-edition of a watch that debuted in that model names suffix year and which was worn by U.S. Army pilots in the years leading up to World War II.

Splendid Splitters: 5 Noteworthy Rattrapante Chronograph Watches

Rattrapante chronographs, also referred to as split-seconds chronographs, are a type of chronograph with two seconds hands that allow for the ability to time multiple simultaneous events, such as runners during a race. It can also time a series of events, such as the laps a single person makes on a track. One of the…

Back to the Sea: Exploring the Breguet Marine Collection

In 2018, Breguet decided to focus almost entirely on building out its Marine collection, which also included the support of an initiative for the preservation of the ocean worldwide. We had the opportunity to briefly set sail with the new collection.

Delicate Sound of Thunder: MBF Introduces the Legacy Machine Thunderdome

MB&F (which by now most watch aficionados know stands for Max Bsser and Friends) has built its brand equity on uniting some of the worlds most inventive and renowned independent watch artisans, and the new Legacy Machine Thunderdome, unveiled today after sneak previews last fall, is no exception. Not only does this wildly unconventional timepiece…

Downsizing: Six Watches Under 40-mm from Top Brands

Over the past two years, weve seen an influx of modestly-sized timepieces from the dominant industry players. Even the leaders of the wrist-saucer trend, Panerai and Breitling, have changed their strategy and started developing a more approachable range. It turns out after years of wristwatches growing exponentially to the point where they dwarf anyone that…

Beautifully Bicompax: Comparing Chronographs from Stowa, Staudt, and Frederique Constant

We compared three elegant chronographs from Frederique Constant, Stowa and Staudt. Visually, they all benefit from a symmetrical dial layout and lack of a date window, but are they more than just pretty faces? Find out in this review from our June 2019 issue, with original photos by Olaf Köster.

Flying High: IWC Announces Pilots Watch Chronograph Edition Blue Angels

Last week, famed pilot watch manufacturer IWC unveiled its latest release, the new Pilots Watch Chronograph Edition Blue Angels. The blue-clad model is a special edition of the Schaffhausen-based brands Pilots Watch Chronograph series, released in partnership with the U.S. Navys Blue Angels. The Blue Angels are the United States Navys flight demonstration squadron. The…

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage Chronograph

Today on Vintage Eye, well be focusing our gaze on Alpinas new Startimer Pilot Heritage Chronograph, a neo-vintage bicompax monopusher chronograph released earlier this fall. This new model takes its inspiration from a 1970s helmet-style case design common in racing watches during the era like this Bulova seen below via Analog/Shift and an older-style…

Back on Track: Testing the Tissot Heritage 1973

Watch collectors journey through time as soon as they lay their eyes on the new Tissot Heritage 1973, which references a decade when fearless drivers risked their lives on racetracks. We took it for a spin in this test from our September-October 2019 issue.

Black Friday Special: 26 Ladies Watches for Your Holiday Gift Consideration

Womens watches take center stage for the holidays. Whether sparkling with diamonds or sleekly simple, these timepieces designed especially for women are sure to please. Here, offered up on Black Friday, the official start of the holiday shopping season, are 26 newly released ladies watches that are perfect for gift giving.

Essence of Emerald: 15 Green-Dial Watches On Sale Now

It doesnt get any greener in todays watch world. Or does it? There have never been as many green watches as there are today, and in this feature from our 2019 Special Design Issue, on sale now, we explore the emergence of the trend and showcase 15 currently available emerald-hued timepieces. Although blue has been…

Americana on the Wrist: Timex Goes Back to Its Roots With U.S.-Made American Documents Series

As major watch manufacturers go, its hard to imagine one more quintessentially American than Timex. Founded in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1854 as the Waterbury Clock Company, its mission to democratize timekeeping for the masses began with the manufacture of clocks that were less expensive alternatives to their European-made counterparts. It continued through the following decades…

The Next James Bond Movie Watch Revealed: Introducing the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition

Panerai Releases Two New Watches Alongside Extended Pam.Guard Warranty Program

The White Sands of Time: Hublot Launches Classic Fusion Eden Rock Limited Editions for Him and Her

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