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A Chrono Without a Chrono: Testing the Oris Chronoris Date

The latest version of Oris’s racing watch, the Chronoris Date, has no timing function. Is this good or bad? We take an in-depth look at the watch in this feature from WatchTime’s August 2018 issue.

Oris’s racing chronograph – the Chronoris from 1970 – has been back on the scene since last year, this time making its appearance as a three-hand model: the Chronoris Date. The oval stainless-steel case, a rotating inner bezel for timing minute intervals, the date display and the three centrally...

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13 Highlights from Christie’s Current “Falling for Time” Online Watch Sale

Christie’s ongoing series of online watch sales is one of my favorite parts of the auction world. Their watch team is able to consistently curate a terrific balance of vintage and contemporary models at a diverse range of price points; basically, there’s something for everyone. The current “Falling for Time” sale is their largest one yet, featuring over 220 different timepieces from all sorts of eras and makers. We spent the afternoon over at Christie’s HQ in... Read more: 13 Highlights from Christie’s Current “Falling for Time” Online Watch Sale

Baume Mercier’s new Clifton Baumatic: Enhanced Accuracy and Power Reserve

The new Clifton Baumatic from Baume & Mercier with the maison’s first in-house mechanical self-winding calibre, the Baumatic BM12-1975A, is pushing back the existing limits of efficiency and reliability: The BM12-1975A not only comes with a convenient five-day power reserve with full chronometer precision (-4/+6 seconds per day over the entire 120 hour power reserve), it also offers better protection against magnetic fields in everyday life and use, as well as considerably longer intervals b...

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Go West: Ralph Lauren Introduces Limited-Edition American Western Watch Collection

Ralph Lauren’s clothing and accessories designs have long been known for their aesthetic evocations of the American West, and with the new Ralph Lauren American Western Watch Collection, a range of limited editions launched to coincide with the fashion giant’s 50th anniversary, the designer brings that same sensibility to the timepiece brand he launched in partnership with the Richemont Group back in 2009. Here’s a closer look.

Ralph Lauren Western Collection Cushion - RG - front

Ralph Lauren RL Western Cushion in Engraved Rose

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Luxury in Steel: A History of the Patek Philippe Nautilus

Patek Philippe introduced the Nautilus in 1976. Since then, it’s become one of the brand’s most sought-after watches. In this feature from WatchTime’s August 2018 issue, we trace the evolution of the Nautilus through its 40+-year history.

When Patek Philippe introduced the Nautilus in 1976, it wasn’t the first luxury sports watch in steel. That was claimed by Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak in 1972. But the Nautilus was positioned at an even higher price point, and the ads for the first model,...

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H. Moser Introduces a Hyper-Accurate Moon-Phase Watch with a Vantablack Dial

H. Moser & Cie. has developed a very specific “look” over the years often using a minimalist interpretation of time. Although you’ll see models of varying complexity throughout the different lines, some of the more iconic Moser watches lean heavily on a textured fumé sunburst dial with a surprising lack of branding or text. These models range in their colorways and case materials, but with the brand’s latest release, they’re injecting a surprising achromatic... Read more: H. Moser Introduces a Hyper-Accurate Moon-Phase Watch with a Vantablack Dial

Glashütte Original’s Triple-Threat Timekeeping Strategy

Glashütte Original continues the time-honored tradition of the famous German watchmaking city with the Senator, Vintage and Pano collections — along with its ladies’ watches, the brand’s three major timepiece families. Here’s a look at some standout models from each collection.

Along with its ladies’ watches, Glashütte Original’s models consist of three collections: the Senator, the Vintage and the Pano.

1. Senator Chronometer

Glashutte Original Senator Chronometer - front-back

Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer

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