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Alexander Krupp / WatchTime So Close to Heaven: 8 Astronomically Inspired Watches
The universe has always fascinated us. Our desire to explore its vastness is the focus of watch designers who create moon-phase displays, meteorite dials and depictions of the starry firmament. In this excerpt from our WatchTime 2020 Special Design…

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JX Su / SJX Watches Highlights: Complicated Wristwatches at Phillips Hong Kong
Having covered the highlights from independent watchmakers and historical pocket watches at The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVIII on May 24 and 25, we now turn to complicated watches past and present.Amongst the historical are an Omega 30I tourbillon…
Ben Hodges / Fratello Watches Introducing: Panerai’s New Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT PAM01482
A successful concoction of Panerai traitsPanerai unveils a 44mm stainless steel Luminor with automatic GMT caliber and a 10-day power reserve. As part of the Complicazioni collection, which includes chronographs and high-end complications, the GMT…
Tim Mosso / Quill & Pad F.P. Journe Octa Perpétuelle Reviewed by Tim Mosso
“Flawed firsts” are a unique class of collectible. The Tesla Roadster may have been a crudely modified Lotus Elise, but its spark changed the auto industry; it’s now a blue-chip investment. 1938’s “Action Comics #1” isn’t renowned for spellbinding…
Buffy Acacia / Time+Tide 6 of the best orange dial watches
Despite being one of the most prominent highlight colours on sporty dials, orange doesn’t make it to the forefront very often. It makes for phenomenal contrast on black or blue dials, but it’s almost impossible to tame its vibrant power for versati…
Zach Kazan / Worn & Wound Kollokium Returns with their First Official Release
Back in December, we told you about one of the most curious projects to come across our desks in a long time. A new watch from a new brand, Kollokium, began making the rounds on social media and the watch-internet in the days and weeks following Du…
Mark Kauzlarich / HODINKEE Introducing: Tudor Releases Black Bay 58 For Football Team Inter Milan's 20th Title And You Can Buy It (If You're In Italy)
Twenty championships = two stars on the jersey, and two stars on the dial. Sometimes, in football (soccer for us yanks) the season is over before all the games are played. In April, Italian soccer league Serie A team Inter Milan pulled off that fea…
Alexander Krupp / WatchTime So Close to Heaven: 8 Astronomically Inspired Watches
The universe has always fascinated us. Our desire to explore its vastness is the focus of watch designers who create moon-phase displays, meteorite dials and depictions of the starry firmament. In this excerpt from our WatchTime 2020 Special Design…
Tania Edwards / Collectability When is an Ellipse not an Ellipse?
What is the difference between the Patek Philippe Ellipse and the Golden Circle? The easy answer, and probably the most common, is just to call any elliptical-shaped Patek Philippe watch an Ellipse – or to use its correct name – a Golden Ellipse. B…
Erin Wilborn / HODINKEE This Week In The Shop: Our Favorite Summer Watches Under $2,000
Five contenders for your next daily driver, from a retro-funky Zodiac to one of Unimatic's most hardworking divers yet. Our Favorite Summer Watches Under $2,000 While we might still be in the throes of Spring (which anyone with seasonal allergies c…
Cheryl Chia / Revolution Mirrored Mayhem Isotope × Revolution Mercury Limited Edition
Revolution’s latest watch collab is a 150-piece limited edition inspired by the multiple meanings of Mercury — a liquid metal, a train and the Roman god that is a bearer of positive tidings.It has been incredible honor being able to participate in…
Zach Kazan / Worn & Wound Vertex Commemorates D-Day with the M36
This coming June 6 marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day. Vertex, the UK based watch brand headed by Don Cochrane, supplied 1,776 watches to British forces on D-Day, and to commemorate the occasion the brand has released a new reference. The M36 feel…
Peter Chong / Deployant New: Czapek Antarctique Green Meteor
Czapek continues the progressive march of their Antarctique collection with a new variation in a green meteorite dial. Introducing the Czapek Antarctique Green MeteorPress Release information with commentary in italics.The Czapek Antarctique Green…
JX Su / SJX Watches A Tudor Black Bay 58 for Inter Milan
To celebrate Inter Milan’s recent triumph in the Serie A – a 20th title for the Italian football club – Tudor has created the Black Bay 58 “Inter”. This limited edition Black Bay 58 (BB58) features a gradient blue dial with the club’s emblem above…
JX Su / SJX Watches Business News: Richemont Appoints Nicolas Bos CEO
Alongside its results for the year ended March 2024 – with revenue at an all-time high but marked by slowing growth – Richemont announced a major management revamp with Nicolas Bos promoted to chief executive officer of the group that owns brands l…
Rebecca Doulton / Monochrome Watches Introducing – The March LA.B Bonzer Bronze Edition
French brand March LA.B was founded in 2008 by three partners with a strong focus on retro design and a passion for surfing. With roots in Los Angeles and Biarritz (hence the LA.B acronym), March LA.B is not the easiest brand to pigeonhole. Its rep…
Borna Bošnjak / Time+Tide DWISS doubles down on a novel time-telling display with the M3S
When it comes to microbrands, they can largely be divided into three categories. The first is concerned with making unobtrusive and largely unnoticeable, everyday watches that just get the job done. Then there are those that exploit the unobtanium…
GaryG / Quill & Pad Behind the Lens: Unique Reference 28 Inverse by Kari Voutilainen
The date: March 20, 2019. The place: Basel, Switzerland, in a small restaurant/bar just off Clarahofweg.The event: independent watchmakers’ reception prior to the opening of Baselworld 2019.Three years ago! The time has both passed by in a flash an…
Katherine Arteche / Revolution Nicolas Bos Appointed CEO of Richemont Group
This move comes alongside a robust sales performance, showcasing resilience amidst a challenging luxury market landscape.Luxury conglomerate Richemont has made significant changes in its top management, announcing Nicolas Bos, the current head of V…
Michael Stockton / Fratello Watches Hands-On: The New Tissot Chemin Des Tourelles Squelette
Offering a look at the Powermatic 80 from both sidesThe Tissot Chemin des Tourelles is a straightforward daily watch with a slightly formal air. Before the rise of sports watches as everyday pieces, this Tissot model would have been considered “a w…
Thor Svaboe / Fratello Watches Hands-On With The J&Berg B2 — A Genre-Busting Titanium Sports Watch
With clean-cut modernism and supreme legibility, this is Scandinavian cool at its bestI love watches that refuse to stick to a genre and offer a clean-slate perspective that doesn’t look back in time. Going hands-on with the J&Berg B2, I see both o…
Worn & Wound New To the Shop: The Nivada Grenchen F77
Words by Windup Watch Shop We have a soft spot for Nivada Grenchen here at Worn & Wound. Founded in 1926 in Switzerland and distributed in the United States both under the Nivada Grenchen and Croton marques, Nivada Grenchen watches are renowned fo…
Ian Skellern / Quill & Pad Czapek Antarctique Green Meteor: Cosmos to the Wrist
Czapek is on a roll with its popular Antarctique steel sports watch and recently introduced a striking green meteorite dial in a limited edition of 100 pieces (which is already nearly sold out.)Czapek Antarctique Green Meteor on the wristFrom the p…
Peter Chong / Deployant Sunday meditations: Six recommendations for the old money crowd
We have done lists for those with stealth wealth, but looking through our archives, we have not done one for those old money folks. Maybe they don’t need our recommendations, but perhaps they do. Anyway our list, our rules. Lets’s go!We figured som…
Alexander Krupp / WatchTime Zooming in: 7 Watch Movements in Extreme Close-Up
Finely finished watch movements come to life under magnification. This selection of seven watches from the WatchTime Archives are certainly ready for their close-ups. (To see the watch that gets powered by each movement, just click on the right arr…
Sean Lorentzen / aBlogToWatch Hands-On: Nivada Grenchen Depthmaster Orange Watch
In only a few short years since its revival, Nivada Grenchen has grown to become a serious contender at the ~$1,000 price point. The brand has arguably become a leader in entry-level vintage-inspired horology, creating a range of finely detailed, i…
Ripley Sellers / aBlogToWatch Apple Watch Gets Advanced Golfing Features With Golfshot App Update
Many enthusiasts love the concept of a purpose-built sports watch, although it’s undeniable that smartwatches have become the go-to choice for performance-oriented applications, as the data and analysis they provide far surpass what is capable with…
Martin Green / WatchTime Green Rambles: Investing in the Obsolete
This article is from the WatchTime Archives and was originally published in February 2022. I cannot think of a more successful obsolete technology than mechanical watches. Even when you invest several hundreds of thousand euros or dollars into a tr…
Philologus Eio / Scottish Watches This Week (in Watches) Today, 19 May 2024: 7 things you should know
This week, we take a look back and a not so recent but noteworthy enough to include once we heard about it  announcement by Omega, consider Only Watch’s results, and check out the latest releases from Citizen, Zodiac, Orient, Out of Order and Horag…
JX Su / SJX Watches Highlights: Complicated Pocket Watches at Phillips Hong Kong
The upcoming Phillips watch auction in Hong Kong includes the expected offerings from establishment brands and independent watchmakers, but more unusually an impressive line-up of complicated pocket watches – almost all from the same owner.Though t…
Russell Sheldrake / Time+Tide We’re giving away two pizza watches to celebrate 200k followers
You read that right. We are going to be giving away two of our Time+Tide x Studio Underd0g ‘Hand Delivered’ Pizza watches to one lucky follower. This is all to celebrate us reaching 200,000 followers on Instagram. This is a big milestone for us as…
Buffy Acacia / Time+Tide The Time+Tide guide to universal hallmarks
Metallurgy is one of those rare studies which still manages to feel like magic in the 21st century, even when we have all the science we need to understand it. For most people however, the mystery ends with the simple knowledge that silver is a wh…