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WatchTime Chronomania: The 50+-Year History of the Automatic Chronograph
In 1969, the consortium of Heuer-Leonidas, Breitling, Buren-Hamilton and Dubois Dépraz vied with lone wolves Zenith and Seiko in the race to launch the world’s first automatic chronograph movement. How did these brands keep their developments secre…

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Chester Lau / Deployant Chopard scores again with the new L.U.C QF Jubilee
The L.U.C QF Jubilee timepiece ideally sums up the three core values of the L.U.C collection, namely technical performance, aesthetic refinement and an enduring attachment to certified watchmaking. This anniversary creation, issued in an exclusive…
Cole Pennington / HODINKEE Introducing: A Watch With Mars Ambitions
How a flashy new Fortis is playing a small part in getting humankind to the red planet. A successful Mars colony starts right here on Earth, and the AMADEE-20 mission put on by the Austrian Space Forum with support from the Israel Space Agency is p…
Rob Nudds / Fratello Watches The Titoni Heritage 83019 S-ST-638 Is As Old As New Can Be
Heritage is a word on everybody’s lips. In fact, it has been for what feels like years, now. The watch industry is deep into the heritage warren. It is up to brands to engage wisely with this trend. Glibness should be discouraged. Ignorance is fool…
Zach Blass / Time+Tide Why I bought the Kurono Chronograph 2 – an owner’s review
When the first Kurono Chronograph was released, I admired its design but felt the white/black colour scheme was an unnecessary addition to my collection. I won’t pretend any watch is a necessity, but in order to splurge on these items that I love,…
Jorg Weppelink / Fratello Watches Buying Guide: The Best King Seiko and Grand Seiko Watches From The 1960s
We like to talk about vintage watches a lot within the Fratello team. While the daily routine is largely focused on the most recent developments in the world of watches, the most fun for many of us lies in the world of vintage watches.It’s a world…
Ken Gargett / Quill & Pad Primer On The Most Divisive Of All Wines: Sherry – Reprise
A group of wine-loving friends of mine meet every month or so for a good lunch and to enjoy some fine wines. There is usually a theme, and wines are normally served blind to prevent the inevitable preconceptions.This time, the order was to bring wi…
Thor Svaboe / Time+Tide Ready, set, GO! The top 5 sports watches of Watches & Wonders
This is turning out to be a year of stark contrasts. While some manufacturers insist on microscopic adjustments to tried and trusted case sizes and materials, the flipside of the horological coin is marked by bravado. A bravado in contrasts, from f…
Watch Collecting Lifestyle W&W 2021: Cartier Pasha de Cartier Chronograph 41 mm
With its distinctive codes, chained crown, and extraordinary design, the Pasha has been a watch for those who think big since its creation in 1985. Successfully relaunched in 2020, the new Pasha de Cartier watch is sophisticated in terms of watchma…
Blake Buettner / Worn & Wound Hands-On With The Coast Pacific Explorer
If you were to bump into me on any given day, the odds are good that I’d be wearing a simple, time-only, function driven “tool” watch. Something like a Sub, Fairwind, or Group B (all dateless) most likely. These are watches right in my wheelhouse f…
Watch Collecting Lifestyle News: Presenting the Bell & Ross Vintage BR V2-94 FULL LUM
With the Bell & Ross Vintage BR V2-94 FULL LUM, the brand worked with different shades of luminescence. Perfectly legible both night and day, the dial of the Vintage FULL LUM combines two superluminova colors in pale green and pale yellow. This com…
Zach Kazan / Worn & Wound Omega Begins Counting Down to the Tokyo Olympics with a New Seamaster
A new watch from Omega that touts their partnership with the Olympics is not surprising. Along with the Bond franchise, the Olympics is one of the most important and long standing of Omega’s corporate partnerships, and, for lack of a better term, t…
Caleb Anderson / HODINKEE Introducing: The Bell & Ross BR V2-94 Full Lum
Lum's the word. Following in the footsteps of the recently launched BR 03-93 GMT, Bell & Ross has released its latest luminous experiment. Using a now relatively familiar case design and configuration (via the Vintage collection chronograph style s…
WatchTime Chronomania: The 50+-Year History of the Automatic Chronograph
In 1969, the consortium of Heuer-Leonidas, Breitling, Buren-Hamilton and Dubois Dépraz vied with lone wolves Zenith and Seiko in the race to launch the world’s first automatic chronograph movement. How did these brands keep their developments secre…
Caleb Anderson / WatchTime Watch Collecting 101: How to Clean Your Watch and Strap at Home
With the New Year beginning, and many of our watches undoubtedly needing a good sprucing up, we at WatchTime spoke with a few watch and watch-strap cleaning experts, to help our readers keep their wristwear shining in a few easy steps at home. We s…
Gordon Henderson / ATimelyPerspective Introducing The Hublot Big Bang Yellow Magic Watch As Seen At Watches & Wonders Geneva 2021
By Gordon HendersonHublot Big Bang Unico Yellow Magic watch was four years in the making in order to achieve the bold yellow high-tech ceramic.Anyone in the watch world knows that Hublot is all about big, bold, bright and a lot of bravado. This yea…
Lex Stolk / Fratello Watches Hands-On With The RADO Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic
Captain Cook? No, it’s Captain Nemo I’m thinking of when I look at the black, shiny, and semi-transparent aquatic watch on my wrist. Let’s go hands-on with the RADO Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic as we welcome a little steampunk to our lives…Accord…
Nick Kenyon / Time+Tide FRIDAY WIND DOWN: Parties, panthers and patina
There was no time for rest after the epic week that was Watches & Wonders and new releases from the crème de la crème of the Swiss watch industry. The Australian half of the T+T team were in the air on the way to sunny Sydney, to host our first Tim…
Jorg Weppelink / Fratello Watches The Top-5 Hottest Small Brands Of The Moment
Coming up with five new small brands is easy. The market is flooded with new brands that all try to create their own success. But in the world of watches, getting your name out there is tough. Additionally, the challenge to remain relevant and prof…
JX Su (SJX) / SJX Watches Tissot Introduces the Heritage Navigator “Săgeata Orientului”
Announced at the end of 2020, the Heritage Navigator “Săgeata Orientului” is a limited edition made for Tissot’s distributor in Romania that recalls the glamorous era of early aviation. Based on Tissot’s world-time wristwatch that’s a remake of the…
HODINKEE Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Watches From Watches & Wonders 2021
Skip to Main Content [enter] Editors' Picks Our Favorite Watches From Watches & Wonders 2021 There was a Tanks/thanks pun here, but you've been through enough. We saw dozens of new watch releases enter the world during the year's largest trade show…
Watch Collecting Lifestyle W&W 2021: Patek Philippe Calatrava 'Clous de Paris' ref. 6119 in Rose Gold and White Gold
A new design and a new movement for one of Patek Philippe’s most important classics. The famous Calatrava with the guilloched hobnail bezel is one of the most inimitable examples of the typical Patek Philippe style. It now comes in a new version wi…
Worn & Wound 2021 Watches & Wonders Round-Up
Following a year of unknowns, Watches & Wonders 2021 felt like a step toward normal. Sure, there were no plane trips, schnitzel dinners, or fancy cocktail receptions, but we did get a solid week of new releases with varying levels of order along th…
Brice Goulard / Monochrome Watches First Look – The Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 and Its Silver Case
Aside from the classics that are steel, titanium, gold or platinum, watchmaking has been using multiple “innovative” materials. You can think about exotic metals such as tantalum, aluminium or bronze, or materials like ceramic, carbon fibre or even…
Logan Baker / HODINKEE Found: Ettore Bugatti's Personal Mido Is Up For Grabs This Weekend
Not your usual suspect. A few months ago, I purchased the new Mido Ocean Star GMT for myself. And it's been getting a whole lot of wrist time recently. I'd even wager that if 2021 ended today, it would be my selection for HODINKEE's annual Watch I…
Bhanu Chopra / Revolution Introducing Bell & Ross BR V2-94 FULL LUM
April 16, 2021 The Low-DownWhen longtime friends Bruno Belamich (Bell) and Carlos Rosillo (Ross) were university mates in 1992, they got together to launch the French luxury watch brand, Bell & Ross. They quickly won over the aeronautical world wit…
Julie Hausted / A Collected Man Some of the Mistakes We’ve Made in Buying Watches
Sourcing good watches is a complicated and delicate endeavour at the best of times. For collectors and professionals alike, there are many different things to look-out for, such as originality, condition, completeness or provenance. Because of all…
Robin Nooy / Monochrome Watches Hands-on – The Redesigned Chopard L.U.C. XP Skeletec
Twenty-five years ago, under the guidance of Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Chopard gave birth to the L.U.C. collection, coincidentally with the opening of a state-of-the-art manufacture. The inauguration of the Chopard Manufacture in Fleurier opened up…
Deployant News Team / Deployant New: Omega Seamaster Diver 300M – countdown to Tokyo Olympics
The Tokyo Olympics might be delayed to 2021, but nothing stops Omega from celebrating the countdown to the games with a new Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Tokyo 2020. Here are the details.Press Release information and commentary in italics.Ref. 522.30.…