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Four Horological Love Stories that Prove Romantic Watchmaking is Alive and Well

Watches are one of the few products that can be lifetime investments. The fact that you can wear the same Rolex Datejust during your college graduation to your wedding to the birth of your child elevates the concept of a wristwatch into something far bigger than a fashion statement. It’s more of a partnership than anything else. And, just like a marriage or a long term relationship, occasionally you need to take some time and pamper your partner just to make sure everything is running...

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Ming Watches Introduces the 17.03 GMT

Ming Thien is a writer, a photographer, a physicist (he graduated from Oxford at age 16!), and currently the Chief of Strategy for Hasselblad. He’s also the namesake and face of a microbrand that began to make waves across the horological blogosphere late last year. Back in the fall, Ming Watches released its first limited edition timepiece, named the 17.01. It was soon followed by the 19.01, which boasted a 100 power reserve. And, as of earlier this week, they have released their spin on...

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Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: IWC Tribute to Pallweber Edition “150 Years”

IWC has a long history of revamping entire collections during SIHH, and alongside this norm, the brand often previews most of the watches months before the actual show. Yet this year the Schaffhausen-based brand has broken from its tradition to commemorate 150 years of watchmaking, and in the process has released 27 limited-edition models across four of its collections. Most notably for this article, the brand revived a vintage pocket watch design for the Tribute to Pallweber Edition 150 Years”... Read more: Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: IWC Tribute to Pallweber Edition “150 Years”

Bring On the Water! 11 Watches Built for Water Sports

In addition to diving, water sports include sailing, surfing and even fishing. The appropriate watch can be a topic of conversation during breaks but also provides valuable time-related information. From our February 2018 issue, here are 11 water-sports watches worth checking out.

OMEGA SEAMASTER PLANET OCEAN ETNZ “DEEP BLACK” MASTER CHRONOMETER

Omega Planet Ocean ETNZ Deep Black

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean ETNZ “Deep Black” Master Chronometer ($11,200)

As sponsor of the Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) yachting crew,...

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Free Swimmers: Comparing Dive Watches from Alpina, Davosa, and Hamilton

Alpina’s Seastrong Diver 300, Hamilton’s Khaki Navy Frogman and Davosa’s Apnea Diver Automatic love to dive, but today they’re at a swimming pool. In this comparative review from WatchTime’s March-April 2018 issue, we test these three sporty dive watches to see how they perform swimming laps and jumping from diving boards.

Alpina Hamilton Davosa Dive Watches

l-r: Alpina Seastrong Diver, Hamilton Khaki Navy Frogman, Davosa Apnea Diver Automatic (Photo: OK-Photography)

Even a quick glance at Davosa’s unconventional Apnea Diver A...

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24 Highlights from the Rolex 24 at Daytona Race

January 27-28 marked the 56th running of the 24 Hours of Daytona — known as the Rolex 24 ever since the Swiss watch brand became official timekeeper and title sponsor in 1992 — and WatchTime was there among a select group of media guests of Rolex to witness a history-making weekend of racing — along with several other memorable moments. Here are 24 of them, one for each hour of the legendary endurance race.

1. Grand Marshal’s Dinner with Chip Ganassi

On the eve of the 24 Hours of Daytona...

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Second Life: Nine Watches Featuring “Upcycled” Materials

More so than any other consumer product, watches are intertwined with history. Whether it’s your grandfather’s Elgin pocket watch or Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona that recently broke the record for most expensive wristwatch ever sold, it’s these relationships between time and personality that allow watches to retain a sort of indefinable sense of humanity on the wrist. Some brands embrace this ideological stance and put a focus on bridging the gap between historical perception and modern tastes, w

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