Panerai seduced both the higher and lower end of its audience at this year’s SIHH, with the the ultra-complicated L’Astronomo and Lo Scienziato at the upper echelon, and the consumer-friendly Logo models at the entry level. Somewhere in the middle — which, let’s face it, is where most Paneristi reside — the brand also continued to expand its Luminor Due collection, first launched in 2016 as a thinner-cased alternative to the flagship Luminor. This week’s Watch to Watch, t...Read more: Panerai Luminor Due 3 Days GMT Power Reserve Automatic Acciaio
It was only last week when we introduced you to the Vacheron Constantin Les Collectionneurs exhibit, a selection of 10 notable vintage timepieces taken from the brand’s 263-year-old history that are currently for sale at the boutique on Madison Avenue in NYC. Last night, we invited WatchTime readers and collectors to join Vacheron Constantin and friends of the brand for an exclusive event showcasing the vintage models. For over two hours, dozens of collectors and watch lovers went hands-on with...Read more: WatchTime Teams Up with Vacheron Constantin for a Night of Rare Vintage
WatchTime New York, America’s luxury watch show, returns to the Big Apple in October! As we count down to the big event, taking place at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall on October 26-27, we continue to showcase many of the new timepieces that guests will discover there. This week, we preview the limited edition, green-dialed version of the Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph.
The watch is one of several new pieces from the revamped 1858...Read more: Showing at WatchTime New York 2018: Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph
There’s rarely a consensus on anything in the increasingly tribal world of watch connoisseurship — bracelet vs. strap, date vs. no-date, and manual-wind vs. automatic being just a few of the eternal debates among opinionated aficionados. But one of the few things that at least most of us can agree upon is that Zenith — aside from its historical importance in the development of self-winding, ultra-precise chronograph movements — has also in recent years excelled at producing crowd-pleasing vin...Read more: Borrowed Time: Zenith Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 Flyback in Aged Steel
Farer burst onto the British horological scene back in 2015 and since then has made a name for itself with three different lines of watches that have combined a clean and focused design with practical complications and an accessible price tag. Joining the brand’s lineup of three-handers, GMTs, and dive watches is a trio of attractive hand-wound timepieces that are nicely sized at 37 mm.
I first became acquainted with Farer during an...Read more: Spotlight on Farer, a British-Born Watch Brand with a Fully-Formed Identity
In recent years, TAG Heuer has ramped up its support of soccer leagues around the world. We’ve seen the LVMH brand enter into relationships and become the Official Timekeeper for soccer associations such as LaLiga in Spain, the German Bundesliga, the English Premier League as a whole, the Chinese Football Association Super League, League 1 (French), AFC (Asian Cup), Copa Libertadores, Australia’s national team Caltex Socceroos, Major League Soccer in the United States, and Manchester Un...Read more: Fever Pitch: TAG Heuer Releases a Manchester United-Inspired Carrera
Rome wasn’t built in a day — and neither was Rolex, Patek Philippe, Jaeger-LeCoultre and other watch manufacturers praised for their vertical integration and lauded for their array of in-house calibers. While we all applaud the handful of brands that bring new and increasingly complicated calibers to market virtually every year, we also should take note of other brands, many of them smaller, independently owned, or known throughout their history more for outsourcing their movements, that are tak...Read more: Building the Foundation, Part 2: The In-House Movements of Tutima