In 2018, Mido is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding. To commemorate the centennial, it has been revisiting some of its most important models from the brand’s entire history. Chief among them is the Multifort Datometer Limited Edition, which is modeled after a 1939 watch by the same name, released five years after the original Multifort in 1934. This vintage piece held a number of defining characteristics, from its small steel case with “scalloped” lugs, dauphine hands, cir...Read more: Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Mido Multifort Datometer Limited Edition
In our ongoing series, My Favorite Watch, WatchTime speaks to interesting personalities in the watch industry. The interviews revolve around the subject’s favorite watch model, their experience in the industry, and other topics. This week we talk with Peter Chong, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Deployant.com.
What’s your favorite watch?
I don’t really have one favorite watch, but I do have...
On March 18, while much of the watch industry was packing or boarding planes for Baselworld, IWC Schaffhausen was hosting its own major launch event at the 76th Goodwood Members meeting in West Sussex, England, the traditional kickoff of the year’s historic motor racing season. In fact, the launch was twofold: the debut of the IWC Racing Team and also the limited-edition timepiece that it inspired: this week’s Watch to Watch, the IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Sport Edition “76th...Read more: IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Sport Edition “76th Members Meeting at Goodwood”
There’s nothing quite as distinctive — and, in some cases, as polarizing — in the arena of vintage-style timepieces as a really period-accurate replica pilot’s watch, and Longines — whose century-plus timepiece archives have yielded an expansive and increasingly popular collection of Heritage models — has taken the style to a new level with the Avigation Watch Type A7 1935, a re-edition of a watch that debuted in that model name’s suffix year and which was worn by U.S. Army pilots in the...Read more: Borrowed Time: Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935
Bulgari set a new world record at Baselworld 2018 with the thinnest automatic watch in the world, and also introduced another sensational watch with its Minute Repeater in a carbon case. CEO Jean-Christophe Babin explains how this came about in an interview with Rüdiger Bucher, editor-in-chief of WatchTime’s German sister magazine Chronos and International Editorial Director of Ebner Publishing.
With your...Read more: An Interview With Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin
It seems like every year I receive more and more questions from my non-horologically-inclined friends about Nomos Glashütte. It’s understandable. Over the past decade-plus, the German brand has made massive inroads in building a following in the United States. This is largely thanks to a highly-praised minimalist design palate, excellent marketing, accessible prices, and true in-house mechanical movements. Altogether, Nomos has found massive success in an arena that so many other brands ar...Read more: Five Things You Might Not Know About Nomos Glashütte
Released in 2017 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Breitling’s first Superocean dive watch, the Breitling Héritage Superocean II has become, according to new CEO Georges Kern, one of the top-selling stars in the company’s largely aviation-inspired lineup. Thus it should come as no surprise that among Breitling’s Baselworld 2018 offerings were a host of new Héritage Superocean II models in new 44-mm cases. Here we take a closer look at the new three-hand automatic and two...Read more: Expanding the Ocean: Breitling Héritage Superocean II Adds Chronographs, New Cases