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An Interview With Sellita Movement Designer Sébastien Chaulmontet

An Interview With Sellita Movement Designer Sébastien Chaulmontet For WatchTime’s upcoming Design Special 2018, we sat down with several different design professionals — including independent industrial designers, freelance watch designers, lead designers of large brands, and even a movement designer — to talk about how they see the role of design in watchmaking, where they get their ideas from, and what they think good design is. Here is what Sébastien Chaulmontet, Head of Innovation and Marketing at Sellita SA in La Chaux-de-Fonds, had to say.

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Logan R. Baker Joins WatchTime as an Editor

You may have noticed a new byline popping up on our site over the past few weeks and it’s about time we made a formal introduction to the latest addition to our New York editorial staff.

Logan R. Baker joins our team after spending two years as the Assistant Editor of Watch Journal. He has a dual degree in English and Journalism from the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. His work has also appeared in Surface magazine and Centre magazine. A transplant from Houston,...

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Track Suited: TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 11 Edition Steve McQueen

The TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 11 Edition Steve McQueen, an updated version of the watch McQueen wore in the movie “Le Mans,” has racing written all over it. Did it take the checkered flag in our test? Find out in this test.

More than four decades have passed since Steve McQueen wore a Heuer Monaco chronograph in the car-racing movie “Le Mans.” A few years ago, TAG Heuer (the company added “TAG” to its name in 1985) launched a commemorative edition of the watch called the Monaco Calibre 11 Edition...

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Deep Blue Seafarers: 4 Panerai Watches With Blue Dials

If you’re among the loyal Paneristi who had patiently waited for your favorite brand to take the plunge into blue-dial timepieces — one of the watch world’s most popular style trends of recent years — your wait ended late last year, when Panerai unveiled four new versions of existing models, each featuring a blue dial with eye-catching satiné soleil finish inspired by the rays of the sun on ocean waves (as well as by the brand’s naval history), and all available exclusively in...

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Talking with Chase Fancher of Oak Oscar

Chase Fancher isn’t messing around.

The founder of Chicago-based Oak & Oscar has just finished showing off the independent watch brand at a series of fairs. I’m sitting next to him and his collaborator, a designer named John Hatherly, in a small coffee shop in the Flatiron district of Manhattan two weeks after the duo showed for the first time at our very own WatchTime New York.

The two could pass for brothers: both have strong beards only a few shades of red apart from each other, and...

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Time Zones with a Twist: The Oris Big Crown ProPilot Worldtimer

In 1997, Oris shook up the somewhat staid world-time watch category with the launch of its first Worldtimer, which featured an innovative new system, developed by the brand, for changing time zones with ease. Twenty years later, Oris gives its invention a new twist (quite literally), in this week’s Watch to Watch, the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Worldtimer.

Oris Big Crown ProPilot Worldtimer - reclining

The Oris Big Crown ProPilot Worldtimer allows the wearer to change the local time with a turn of the bezel.

The first Oris Worldtimer...

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James Bond’s Watches: The Complete Movie Timeline

He’s the world’s most famous secret agent, and the selection of watches on his wrist is at least as varied as the parade of “Bond girls” at his side. Each watch reflects its epoch: from robust mechanical timekeepers, through digital timepieces, to state-of-the-art chronometers. Our timeline presents an overview of 007’s wrist-wear.

1962
James Bond first appeared on the silver screen in 1962 and has remained there ever since, but the Bond character was born 10 years prior to 007’s cinematic debut....

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