The 2018 World Cup in Russia concluded in dramatic fashion yesterday, with France defeating Croatia 4-2 to win the second World Cup in the country’s history. And in the spirit of international sporting goodwill, it is a German watch brand that has issued the very first special-edition timepiece in congratulation to the victorious French team.
Yema was never a superpower of horology. It wasn’t a renowned brand forgotten by time like Universal Genève, or one revived for the modern era like IWC; it was always just Yema — one French brand alongside a handful of others, producing its best watches in the ultra-competitive 1960s and the live-or-die-by-quartz ‘70s; never standing out and never fading, but simply persisting as a marginal player through various ownership changes and product lines since its founding in 1948. So it was to my delight — after watching the France vs
Our latest series of visual quizzes asks: Can you identify well-known watches just by their components?
The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, or SIHH, takes place in January in Geneva.
MeisterSinger , the German horological purveyor of single-handed timepieces that are read in five-minute increments, operates in a zone by itself.
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.
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.
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 precise). Omega Speedmaster 42mm Limited Edition “Ultraman” In the event that one of those 2,012 pre-orders is eventually dropped (we’re told it does happen on occasion), and you’re still interested in obtaining one of these timepieces, read on for some detailed info.
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 from Oris, Nomos Glashütte, and Hublot ; a deep dive into the history of the Patek Philippe Nautilus; a guide to American microbrands; and much more. Read on for more details… Inspired by the Nomos Autobahn’s unusual name, we drove along its namesake, the German autobahn, to the city of Glashütte, where we tested the watch prior to its Baselworld debut. In our giant Baselworld 2018 section, we cover all the new releases plus Logan R.
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 .