WatchTime New York, America’s largest luxury watch show, returns to Manhattan’s Gotham Hall on October 13-14 (click here for event details and to purchase tickets), and Great Britain’s own Bremont Watch Co. will be exhibiting at the event for the first time
It is the curse of the modern-day frequent traveler: how to keep track of not only one’s local time, but also the times back home and at the next destination. This week’s Watch to Watch, the Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon AeroGMT II, not only displays three time zones simultaneously but does so even in the darkest cockpits and cabins. Here’s what you need to know about it.
Jaeger-LeCoultre ’s Geophysic True Second watch has a seconds hand that jumps forward just once a second. How did this unorthodox automatic stand up under our close scrutiny? Find out in this review from our archives, with original photos by OK-Photography
It’s a question watch collectors — especially new ones — always want answered, and one we at Fratellowatches have heard often: What brands offer watches that tend to increase in value over time? I’ll attempt to provide guidance on this, not so much from facts and figures but based on experience, and on opinions that I have heard through the years. There are two answers here, of course, the short version and the long version.
Since it was initiated in 2015, Baume & Mercier’s partnership with the Carroll Shelby Company has produced several notable timepieces, the most recent being a limited-edition chronograph from the brand’s Clifton collection, co-designed by automobile design guru Peter Brock. Now, aficionados of classic motorcycles can also rev their motors in anticipation of some special watches from the Swiss brand, which just this week announced a new exclusive partnership with Indian Motorcycle, known as “America’s First Motorcycle Company.” Baume & Mercier CEO Alain Zimmermann (left) and Indian Motorcycle EMEA Vice President Grant Bester Baume & Mercier announced the partnership at a venue well known to motorcycle history buffs — Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats, where 50 years ago motorcycle trailblazer Burt Munro set the world land-speed record on his Indian Scout Streamliner, a feat dramatized in the 2005 film The World’s Fastest Indian
Have you ever wondered “What’s the perfect watch for me?” Perhaps you framed the question like this: “Which watch should I buy?” Here’s a 10-step plan to help you find the one that’s perfect for you. 1. If you’re just starting out in the world of watches, visit online communities and ask questions.
Patek Philippe employs artisans who have mastered every specialty in the art of watchmaking, including dial making, at the brand’s subsidiary, Cadrans Flückiger in Saint-Imier. Here’s a closer look
Blancpain, which last year launched its Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe timepiece at the WatchTime New York event, will once again be among the exhibiting watch brands at this year’s event, on October 14-14. (Click here for info and tickets.) Among its highlight timepieces for 2017 collection will be the new Ref. 6652 Villeret watch, the first in that collection with a day-and-date complication.
We’re all familiar with the most popular materials for watch cases — steel, rose gold, titanium, et cetera. But what about Rolesium, Ceragold, and Powerlite
From the WatchTime archives: If you want to climb mountains, explore caverns, or undergo underwater ordeals, these watches will blithely master such extreme situations. But their attributes can also be useful in everyday life. Light Fantastic: Ball Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon Black Ball Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon Black A watch designed for extreme missions must be easy to read in every situation.