The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, or SIHH, takes place in January in Geneva. In most cases, we in the watch media world tend to wait until the end of the show before naming our favorites, especially since our meetings with many of the horological heavyweights there — IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Panerai, Vacheron, Cartier, etc. — tend to be spread out across the week. It is exceedingly rare that one discovers one of those favorites in the very first appointment on the very first day, but...Read more: Borrowed Time: Speake-Marin London Chronograph Valjoux 92
If you weren’t one of the early risers who fired off an order for one on Omega’s Instagram page this morning, you’ve likely already missed out on the latest “Speedy Tuesday” model from the brand’s Speedmaster collection. Officially dubbed the Omega Speedmaster Limited Edition 42mm “Ultraman” and inspired by a historically significant model from 1967, the watch sold out its run of 2,012 pieces in just under two hours (one hour, 53.17 minutes, to be...Read more: A Monster Launch: Omega’s New Speedy Tuesday 42mm “Ultraman” Limited Edition Sells Out in Under...
A. Lange & Söhne’s 1815 Tourbillon — introduced into the collection in 2014 and offered in a special Handwerkskunst edition the following year — is notable for combining two patented precision-keeping innovations: the zero-reset mechanism first introduced in 1997’s Langematik model and the stop-seconds function that debuted in 2008’s Cabaret Tourbillon. This week, the Saxon manufacture released a new limited edition of the pioneering timepiece with a new white enamel dial.Read more: A. Lange Söhne Releases Enamel-Dial Special Edition of the 1815 Tourbillon
The fourth WatchTime issue of 2018 hit newsstands today, with highlights ranging from our enormous, 32-page Baselworld review that includes in-depth coverage of the new Rolex GMT Master-II; a dual interview with LVMH Watch Department head honcho Jean-Claude Biver and watch-mod authority George Bamford; a long-form interview with Stephen Forsey on the evolution of the Greubel Forsey GMT; tests on the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Memovox and Chronograph models; in-depth reviews of new watches...Read more: Highlights from WatchTime’s July-August Issue, On Sale Now
In the past five years, bronze has become more prevalent than ever in the watch industry. It’s come to the point where any brand looking to change things up turns to the centuries-old material for inspiration. That’s not a bad thing. Bronze provides an intimate charisma, through the development of patina, that other case materials lack. Additionally, bronze timepieces are inherently photogenic and add a layer of increased virility that softer metals don’t always have....Read more: Mühle Glashütte Dips into Bronze with a New Yacht-Timer
One of our favorite things to do at WatchTime is taking a moment to go back and reexamine timepieces that have been in the public eye for a few years but have largely floated under-the-radar for most collectors and enthusiasts. In proper summertime spirit, our object of affection today is one of the more mechanically potent, but still fairly underrated, dive watches on the market: the UTS 4000M.
Based out of Munich, UTS has 19 years of experience in producing dive watches of the highest quality....Read more: Revisiting the UTS 4000M Dive Watch