Monthly Archives: October 2016


The WatchTime New York 2016

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At WatchTime New York 2016, Nomos Glashütte introduced collectors and watch aficionados to three new watches with deep blue dials called the “nachtblau” collection. At the event, we spoke with Nomos’s Merlin Schwertner, who told us that the three nachtblau watches are an extension of the family started by the Tetra, which was given the […]


What Makes Blancpain’s Tourbillon Different?

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Blancpain, seated in Le Brassus, Switzerland, is the oldest watch brand in the world. When it constructed its first tourbillon, the company decided to take some risks and bring some innovations into the construction that would make it stand out from other tourbillons. In this exclusive video, we will explain what those innovations are. BG […]


Hands On with the Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater Openwork

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Among the most exclusive and complicated timepieces exhibited at last weekend’s WatchTime New York event at Gotham Hall were a pair of chiming automaton watches by Jaquet Droz — the Bird Repeater Openwork, introduced last year; and the brand’s showcase piece from Baselworld 2016, a new edition of the Charming Bird with an engraved Swiss […]


5 Ultra-Complicated Dive Watches

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If your plan was to spend less money this year on watches, you might want to skip this article. Most mechanical dive watches are priced under $10,000 (even though the iconic Rolex Deepsea, Sea-Dweller, and Submariner watches, as well as many Blancpain Fifty Fathoms models, might go for a bit more nowadays), but there are […]


The Best Dive Watch Brands

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To someone who’s not all that interested in dive watches, many of them may look alike. But if you are into collecting dive watches, you’re always looking for another one to buy. In doing so, you have several options: you can go vintage, stick with the classics from established brands, or maybe even consider some […]


10 Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Watches

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Hublot released the first Big Bang Ferrari watches, products of a collaboration with the famed Italian automaker, in 2012. Since then, the brand has expanded the Hublot Ferrari collection each year, with all models equipped with Hublot’s in-house Unico movement. Here we’ve compiled our coverage of these watches from and early 2013, the […]


The Ultimate Watch Winder Guide

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Watch winders are machines with a simple but vital task to perform for watch owners: ensuring that automatic (or self-winding) watches have sufficient energy for their clockwork drive by generating constant and steady motion. But that’s not all watch winders can do. The selection of models, sizes, designs and functions of available watch winders is […]


5 Milestone Patek Philippe Watches

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To mark Patek Philippe’s recent 175th birthday, WatchTime offers a look at the company’s most notable wristwatches. Scroll down to discover’s top five. For the complete list of 24 milestone Patek Philippe watches, you can download the full article from WatchTime’sonline store. 1868 — First Patek Philippe Wristwatch In 1868, Patek Philippe began production of […]


5 Affordable TAG Heuer Watches Collectors

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When it comes to automobile races and the precision chronograph watches that time them, TAG Heuer is the name most enthusiasts think of. Let’s take a look at five models that are available in stores now at accessible prices. Aquaracer 300m Launched in 2004, the Aquaracer series has developed into one of TAG Heuer’s most […]


Here Are 10 Things You Should Know Buying a Chronograph

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Sometimes, the analysis of which watch to buy proceeds little further than, “Wow, that one looks cool.” Chronographs, however, are often thought of as “tool watches,” and when it comes to tools, you want the right one for the job. To guide your choice we offer 10 factors to consider when selecting a chronograph, to help […]