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SIHH 2018 Preview: Vacheron Constantin Updates the Overseas Dual Time, Adds to Platine Line

Vacheron Constantin’s Overseas is the brand’s most complete collection of watches for everyday wear. Within it you’ll find superb chronographs, a perpetual calendar, straight-ahead time-only models and even an easy-to-read world timer. And ever since Vacheron Constantin several years ago built into …

Watches

iW interview: Dare & Defy With Zenith CEO Julien Tornare

When it debuted in September, the Zenith Defy Lab’s bleeding-edge mechanical component design quickly advanced the conversation around the future of mechanical watchmaking.<p>As we described in our initial coverage of that groundbreaking watch the Defy Lab’s oscillator, made of silicon, replaces the …

Watches

Hermès Arceau Chrono Titane

Ever since Hermès debuted Arceau in 1978, the round-cased collection and its characteristic asymmetrical lugs and distinctive dial font have been used on numerous high-profile interpretations, including the firm’s technically impressive 2011 Arceau Le Temps Suspendu watch.<p>But for the most part, the …

Watches

Happy Birthday Jack Heuer

Today is Jack Heuer’s 85th birthday, and the watch company his family founded in 1860 has invited you to help celebrate. One way to join the party is to wear one of the limited edition Autavia watches TAG Heuer just launched to celebrate Mr. Heuer’s birthday. The honor is fitting in many ways. Not …

Watches

Feldmar's 1st Annual Sol Meller Memorial Blood Drive

Save the date and join Feldmar Watch Company as they host their 1st Annual Sol Meller Memorial Blood Drive Thursday, November 30.<p>The event will honor Sol Meller, who during his life was a very generous blood and platelet donor for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Cedars-Sinai will provide every donor …

Health

Twenty Years on the A List

<i>Now in Switzerland, Anonimo focuses on diving, bronze and respecting its Italian origins.</i><p>With its bronze cases and deep-diving watches, Anonimo has held tightly to its independence since its founding twenty years ago. Emerging from the schism set forth when Vendome (now Richemont) purchased Panerai …

Vintage

On the Wrist: A Closer Look at the TAG Heuer Autavia

<b>Autavia’s</b> new movement, larger size, polished finish, and power reserve give it a very good pole position to win the hearts of vintage and modern watch fans.<p>TAG Heuer used a contest to see what fans wanted when the time came to revive the Autavia. Before it was over, 50,000 people voted on sixteen …

Watches

Alpina Introduces 99MG Limited Edition Startimer Pilot Timepiece

Michael Goulian, American Red Bull Air Race World Championship participant and brand ambassador for Alpina, has a new watch to his credit: the 99MG Limited Edition Startimer Pilot. The titanium-colored stainless steel timepiece measures in at 44mm, and the matte dark blue dial features oversized …

Watches

The 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève Winners

In case you missed it, the prize-winners of the 17th Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) were announced on Wednesday in Geneva. Watchmaking excellence, innovation and expertise were saluted by an international jury that handed out sixteen prizes. Notably, both Bulgari and Parmigiani Fleurier …

Watches

Formex Adds Element–with Options

Formex has launched its new flagship model, Element, a very sporty 46mm automatic chronograph offered in two primary options: Element Full Steel and Element Ceramic Bezel, each available with a black or white dial and with one of four case-bezel combinations. And as a direct-to-consumer watch …

Watches

Ferrari Motorsports and the Love Of Racing

Whether wristwatches or racing cars, it takes more than a quality product with shiny packaging to build a loyal following; it takes commitment to excellence.<p>Motorsports, like horology, tends to attract passionate enthusiasts who appreciate not only the mechanical elements that make their favorite …

Classic Cars

Shinola Debuts Its First Automatic Watch

Shinola this week introduces <b>the Lake Erie Monster</b>, the Detroit-based brand’s first dive watch and first timepiece powered by an automatic movement. Ronda, the Swiss movement firm and longtime Shinola partner, is supplying the movement, which Shinola dubs the Argomatic R-150. Shinola assembles the …

Watches

Baume & Mercier’s Clifton Club Indian Burt Munro Tribute

When I think of Baume & Mercier’s Clifton collection and motorsports, the Clifton Club Shelby Cobra immediately comes to mind. But earlier this year, the Swiss brand announced yet another partnership, this time with Indian Motorcycle. Founded by George Hendee and Oscar Hedstrom, Indian Motorcycle …

Watches

Racing Engine

<i>How Singer Reimagined reinterprets the classic chronograph with Track1.</i><p>Rob Dickinson pursues his passions with rare conviction. From cars to music to timepieces, he’s always had confidence that others would love what he created.<p>That belief is behind the Track1, a fresh take on the renowned racing …

Watches

Corum Unveils New Coin Watches

In a welcome reprise of the Corum Coin watch, conceived in 1964, these three new Heritage Artisans Coin watches are indicative of the Swiss watch brand’s expertise in classic design.<p>Two of the models feature American coins, the first a sterling silver dollar coin and the second a Double Eagle coin …

Ronald Reagan

Romain Gauthier Insight Micro-Rotor

Among of the most acclaimed debuts of 2017, Romain Gauthier’s Insight Micro-Rotor displays technical and aesthetic superlatives rarely seen together in the same watch.<p>Inside, the Gauthier-built caliber is powered by a bi-directional micro-rotor crafted in 22-karat solid gold. Visible from both the …

Design

Laurent Ferrier Galet Square Porcelain Limited Edition

If you’ve seen a white porcelain dial up close, you can attest to the warmth it projects. Maybe its the slight creamy hue of such dials, or their retro feel (porcelain-like enamel dials were often a feature of early pocket watches) that evokes such a reaction. And in most cases, genuine porcelain …

White Gold

iW Interview: Pim Koeslag, Watchmaker & CEO

More than ten years ago, while working as the chief watchmaker at Frédérique Constant, Pim Koeslag dreamed about developing a minute repeater. With the enthusiastic assistance of the Geneva firm’s CEO Peter Stas, Koeslag spent several years on the project, eventually creating a repeater with a …

Monte Carlo

Little Treasury Hosts Two-Day Watch Show

This weekend Friday, October 27 through Saturday, October 28 Leading Watch Retailer, Little Treasury Jewelers is hosting its second Annual Time Out event at their store in Gambrills, MD.<p>The large two-day watch show, which premiered successfully last fall, highlights its entire selection of over 20 …

Economy

Corum Golden Bridge Stream

Corum’s Golden Bridge combines its natural linear effect with flowing arches and curves in this latest edition, called Golden Bridge Stream. Crafted in 18-karat rose gold, the watch’s Art Deco effect surrounds the eye-catching straight-line mechanical movement.<p>First presented in 1980, Vincent …

Design

Horology in Art

Visit the NAWCC 2017 symposium “Horology in Art” at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston tomorrow October 26th through the 28th.<p>This event will feature more than nineteen art-historian speakers including prominent curators, professors and independent scholars. The art experts will lecture on their …

Art

MTM Raises the Bezel

Los Angeles-based MTM offers a 46mm MTM 3-GER with the unusual ability of allowing the wearer to raise its protective bezel 1mm by simply rotating it – handy for those times when the watch may be exposed to extra punishment. In addition, a unique, all-USA-made bracelet incorporates links connected …

Watches

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42 mm Ceramic

You’ll recall that in early 2016 Girard-Perregaux celebrated its 225th anniversary in part by re-introducing Laureato, the brand’s groundbreaking 1970s steel watch. The new collection updated the famed design with a 41mm round case that re-introduces Laureato’s familiar octagonal bezel, hobnail …

Watches

The Ulysse Nardin Jade Jellyfish Is a Study in Enamel

Ulysse Nardin’s Jade collection, first introduced in 2013, is significant for many reasons, but perhaps most notably because it is the first ladies collection in which the company offered an in-house movement: the UN-310.<p>The new Jade Jellyfish takes the definition of decorated dials to new heights …

Watches

Mido Multifort Escape Horween Special Edition

Two years after Mido collaborated with U.S.-based leather maker Horween, the Swiss watchmaker, known for its strong price-value ratio, this week adds a new model that highlights the strengths of both companies. The new Mido Multifort Escape Horween Special Edition is among the most easily read …

Stainless Steel

Frederique Constant’s Ode to Riva

Ever since Frederique Constant launched its first Runabout timepiece in 2009, classic boating enthusiasts have joined watch collectors in their pursuit of the limited edition series. Traditionally styled, competitively priced, and typically delivered in a value-added package that includes a …

Watches

Hermès Nantucket Jeté de diamants

Named for the tiny island off the coast of Massachusetts, the Hermès Nantucket first made its debut more than twenty-five years ago, designed by legendary artistic director Henri d'Origny. Inspired by the emblematic Chaîne d’Ancre (anchor chain) link seen throughout the company’s collections dating …

Hermès

Hysek Debuts Annual Calendar in IO Collection

Hysek’s IO 42mm Annual Calendar offers a new take on the well-loved complication from which it takes its name, offering two discs for the double-window date display and a month display that is aesthetically unique and technically forward. The large date is evident on the sun-brushed dial just above …

Alligator

Four New Bulova Grammy Watches Reach Stores

Not every quartz timekeeper is created equal. Most of course betray their quartz movements with a seconds hand that ‘ticks’ once per second. This is because the standard quartz watch movement features a two-forked quartz crystal oscillator vibrating a frequency of 32,768 Hz, or 32,768 times per …

Watches

Elie Bernheim Keeps Raymond Weil in Tune

Elie Bernheim is caring for a family legacy. As the grandson of the late Raymond Weil, founder of the Swiss watch company that bears his name, Bernheim took over the company as CEO from his father Olivier Bernheim in 2014 and quickly got to work. One of his first marks as CEO was to ensure that …

Watches