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Collector Conversations: Jeff Kingston

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),...

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Swatch Group to Leave Baselworld

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...

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Wolf Beneath the Waves: Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 68 Limited Edition

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.

Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 68 LE - strap - front

The Zodiac Sea Wolf was one of the very first modern dive watches, debuting in the same year, 1953, as...

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Can You Identify Famous Watches By Their Bracelets?

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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Denim Darling: Omega Updates the Railmaster to Honor its Utilitarian Past

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...

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Vacheron Constantin Les Collectionneurs: 10 World-Touring Vintage Timepieces Touch Down in NYC

Vacheron Constantin’sLes Collectionneurs Exhibition — a collection of (currently) 10 notable vintage timepieces from the Genevan manufacture’s 260-plus-year history, all impeccably restored and available for sale to consumers — is currently on display in New York, after its first two stops in Singapore and London. The watches, manufactured in a period spanning from 1928 to 1993, will call the brand’s Madison Avenue boutique home until August 17, 2018. Here is a rundown of the C... Read more: Vacheron Constantin Les Collectionneurs: 10 World-Touring Vintage Timepieces Touch Down in NYC

Showing at WatchTime New York 2018: Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One

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...

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