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10 Questions with Giles English, Co-Founder of Bremont

Since today is the Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and the American actress Meghan Markle, we figured it appropriate to publish a conversation we recently had with Giles English, co-founder of the British watch company Bremont. Read on to find out why Giles, and his brother Nick, chose a career in the watch industry, what his favorite complication is, and what member of the Royal Family he’d like to see wearing a Bremont.

Giles English, co-founder of Bremont

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Living with Bronze, Part 3: Cleaning and Maintenance

This is the final article in a three-part series on bronze watches by contributing writer Justin Mastine-Frost. This column addresses the various aspects of owning and caring for a bronze watch that extend beyond the obvious passion for patina. Today’s topic focuses on how to best clean your bronze timepiece.

For those looking to maintain a factory-fresh look on their bronze watches, and also for those who’ve accidentally overshot their target with forced patina (read more here), a good number

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NOMOS Glashütte Updates Its Icons With New Neomatik Date Caliber

NOMOS Glashütte has managed to develop its classic watches further by adding an entirely new caliber: neomatik date.

NOMOS Neomatik Date series

neomatik Update: one movement, three watches, a brand new date times three. Ludwig, Tangente, and Orion are large and slender, and each has its own tailor-made date display.

NOMOS Glashütte presented its newest in-house built caliber at Baselworld 2018: neomatik date (DUW 6101). The watchmaking company has equipped three NOMOS icons — Tangente, Orion, and Ludwig — with this new ca...

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Bell Ross BR V1-93 GMT 24H: Triple Time Zone Tracker

Few watch manufacturers can claim as much direct aviation-instrument influence across their entire portfolio as Bell & Ross, and few horological complications are more useful to a pilot than an indication of multiple time zones — so what better brand to produce a timepiece capable of displaying not just two but three time zones simultaneously than the one with the big ampersand logo and dashboard DNA? Here is the lowdown on the new BR v2-93 GMT 24H.

Bell & Ross BRV2-93 GMT - front

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Highlights from WatchTime’s May-June Issue, On Sale Now

The third WatchTime issue of 2018 hit newsstands yesterday, with highlights ranging from an interview with Montblanc CEO Nicolas Baretzki; profiles on the recently retired CEO of Panerai, Angelo Bonati, and noted collector Jeff Kingston; a test of the Omega Speedmaster Racing Chronograph; in-depth reviews of new watches from IWC Schaffhausen, Longines, Bell & Ross, Raymond Weil, and Tissot; a deep dive into all the new watches from SIHH; and much more. Read on for more details…

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Borrowed Time: Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Memovox

Alarm watches are unique in the watch world. Even in an industry governed by idiosyncratic tastes, timepieces with alarm functionality often remain on the horological periphery for many enthusiasts. Despite that, there are a few brands that immediately come to mind when the topic is mentioned among collectors. Among those, there is one that is widely considered a Holy Grail: the original Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Polaris from 1968.

A vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Polaris. Credit: Analog/Shift

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IWC Adds Two New Models to the Portofino Collection

Despite releasing a bevy of limited-edition models, across several of its collections, earlier this year for its 150th anniversary,IWC is not resting on its laurels until SIHH 2019, as evidenced by its recently announced Laureus and Goodwood limited editions. The latest new releases, announced just this week, are two new models in its elegant Portofino line, both representing firsts for the Schaffhausen-based brand. What makes these new versions of the Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days notable?...

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