In 2017, the storied Swiss dive watch brand Doxa shocked the market by selling 300 of its SUB 300 Professional “Black Lung” watches only hours after their release. The new watch was a re-issue of a vintage model known as one of today’s most famed and collectible dive watches, the SUB 300 Professional “Aqua Lung.” This original “Black Lung” watch used the “Professional” bright orange dial, which was so named because scientific testing found that color to be more visible than all others tested at 30 meters underwater, and thus the best to be used by professional-level divers rather than hobbyists and more shallow-water divers.
The 2018 edition of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve has officially wrapped up and the 12 winning watches have been crowned along with the winner of the coveted Aiguille d’Or . While the official jury deliberated over the past week in Geneva, we ran our own polling to see how this year’s winners would match up with what our readers selected
Underwater worlds and their inhabitants are frequent themes in the watch world and also play a role in art, architecture and the media. In this feature from WatchTime’s Special Design Issue 2019, on sale now , we look at watches influenced by the oceans and their endangered flora and fauna. Ulysse Nardin brings a shark into the concrete canyons of Manhattan and uses this surreal image to create a memorable advertising motif.
First unveiled at WatchTime New York a few weeks ago, the newest models from Pennsylvania-based RGM feature artistry and delicate hand craftsmanship on their visually striking dials. Here is a look at the four new timepieces, two aimed at men, the other two at ladies. The men’s models, released under the name of Model 25 Art Watches, are in 40-mm polished stainless steel cases with vintage-look coin edged sides, sapphire crystals in the front and back, and RGM’s keystone insignia (a reference to historic Lancaster, PA, where brand founder and namesake Roland G
Kari Voutilainen is a legend in the world of contemporary independent watchmaking. Over the past 16 years, he’s become one of the most well-regarded members of the niche scene, often specializing in small-series and one-off timepieces
The Omega Seamaster celebrates 70 years in production in 2018, with this year’s Baselworld hosting the release of two commemorative editions, based on the original 1948 Seamaster and limited to 1,948 pieces, in stainless steel cases. Now, as the anniversary year draws to a close, Omega follows them up with two additional models in platinum cases with an even more limited run: just 70 pieces, one for each year of the iconic watch’s existence.
As longtime proponents of mechanical watchmaking, WatchTime doesn’t typically cover the average quartz release. However, when it comes to Citizen , our editorial team feels a bit differently
When retro-inspired watches are modeled after specific predecessors, fans of mechanical timekeeping can “grasp” design history. In this feature from our WatchTime Special Design Issue 2019, on sale now, we take a look at six watches that awaken a longing for the past.
We’re less than a week away from the winners of this year’s Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) being announced and we decided that before the final results are tallied, it would be fun to find out what our dear readers think of the 72 watches nominated across the 12 different categories. We’ve opened up our own polling to see how the tastes and choices of the collectors and enthusiasts that read WatchTime compare with the punditry on display from the 27 jurors (plus President Aurel Bacs and Vice President Gianfranco Ritschel) that range from distinguished collectors, veteran journalists, independent watchmakers, and professional tennis players (see full jury list here )
Few watch brands are more closely associated with auto racing history than TAG Heuer (the names of some of its top collections — Carrera, Monaco, Monza, Formula 1 — should say it all), so it is fitting that one of F1’s most legendary drivers should find his legacy enshrined in not one but an entire series of TAG Heuer timepieces. The company released its first trio of pieces celebrating three-time world champion Aryton Senna in 2017; this year, it follows them up with two new models: one, a special Heuer 02 Chronograph Automatic with TAG’s signature S-link bracelet; the other, a limited-edition, Senna-branded version of the Heuer 02 Tourbillon Chronograph.