There’s a reason the name Jeff Kingston might sound familiar to many of you. Longtime readers of WatchTime should recognize him from our IBG (Inside Basel-Geneva) days when the WatchTime staff and Kingston would tour the country each year leading lectures about the top watches and brands from SIHH and Baselworld. These days you will see him patrolling the aisles at our annual events on Rodeo Drive (see highlights from this year’s event here) and New York City (tickets on sale now),...Read more: Collector Conversations: Jeff Kingston
Baselworld is losing its most important exhibitor, according to today’s issue of Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung am Sonntag (NZZ). This not only means that the 2019 show will have to do without brands like Breguet, Blancpain, Harry Winston, Jaquet Droz, Omega, Glashütte Original, Longines, Rado, Tissot, Mido, Certina, Hamilton, Balmain or Calvin Klein, it also means the loss of the group’s annual 50 million Swiss franc exhibition budget. Swatch Group’s decision could even...Read more: Swatch Group to Leave Baselworld
Another iconic divers’ watch turns 50; another watch brand pays tribute to it with a special anniversary edition. Joining last year’s Doxa SUB 300 Professional 50th Anniversary Edition and this year’s tribute re-editions of the Seiko Hi-Beat Diver and Memovox Polaris on that roster is this week’s Watch to Watch, the just-launched Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 68 Limited Edition.
The Zodiac Sea Wolf was one of the very first modern dive watches, debuting in the same year, 1953, as...Read more: Wolf Beneath the Waves: Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 68 Limited Edition
Our latest series of visual quizzes asks: Can you identify well-known watches just by their components? In some instances, a watch’s bracelet is so distinctive in style that it alone is enough to reveal its identity. Below, we’ve illustrated the bracelets of five famous watches. Test your watch knowledge by naming the watch represented by each illustration before clicking through to the next slide that reveals the model.
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In 2017, Omega celebrated the 60th anniversary of its iconic 1957 Trilogy with three limited-edition timepieces honoring the Speedmaster, the Seamaster 300, and the Railmaster. Due to the success of that launch, the Railmaster was once again added to the brand’s core collection. Last night, we received word that Omega was updating the long-underrated timepiece with a denim-inspired dressing that honors the watch’s history as an industrial companion.
First, some historical background...Read more: Denim Darling: Omega Updates the Railmaster to Honor its Utilitarian Past
WatchTime New York, America’s largest luxury watch show, returns to the Big Apple in October. As we countdown to the big event, taking place at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall on October 26-27, we’ll be previewing many of the new watches that guests will discover there. Today, we’re taking a look at the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One that is noteworthy for being the brand’s first step into the world of skeletonization.
As you probably know, Jaquet Droz, a 280-year old brand made famous by...Read more: Showing at WatchTime New York 2018: Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One