Part of the fun of following Longines’s timing partnership with equestrian sports and events like the Kentucky Derby, Breeder’s Cup, and Belmont Stakes is guessing which timepiece from the Swiss brand’s timepiece collection will be elected as Official Watch of each event. In the spirit and style of horse race betting (Win, Place, Show = 1st place finisher, 2nd place, 3rd place, respectively), here’s my assessment of the top three watches that made their presence felt at last weekend’s Belmont Stakes, the third jewel of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, which I attended with Longines, the official timekeeper. We’ll count up from “Show” to “Win,” the latter being the actual watch chosen as Official Watch of the 151st Belmont Stakes
Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 16, and if your busy schedule has left you struggling at this late date to come up with a gift idea for your dad, granddad, brother or son, WatchTime is here to assist. Obviously, we feel that our extensive watch coverage on this website, our print magazine, and our social media offers more than enough info and insight for anyone looking to pull the trigger on a timepiece purchase
Throughout 2019, we have seen Zenith commemorate the 50th anniversary of its legendary El Primero caliber in various ways — the release of a box set of three vintage-inspired pieces representing three different eras; the launch of the Defy Inventor, considered the next generation of the El Primero’s chronographic excellence; even a new double tourbillon version in the Defy El Primero family. Last night in New York, Zenith unveiled the final, and perhaps most eagerly anticipated, model in its semicentennial celebration — a historically accurate version of the original Zenith El Primero A384, the first wristwatch reference to contain the groundbreaking high-frequency chronograph movement. To produce the most historically accurate timepiece possible, the watchmakers behind the Zenith El Primero A384 used a “reverse engineering” approach, digitizing each component of the 1969 original — yes, this reference, with the black-and-white “panda” subdial design, preceded even the A386 model re-created for the 50th Anniversary box set, with its more familiar blue-silver-gray subdials — to reproduce all elements as precisely as possible.
Although Vacheron Constantin has taken custom timepiece orders throughout its 260+ years of history – James W. Packard and Henry Graves Jr.
At SIHH 2019, Girard-Perregaux announced a unified theme for its 2019 collection, which it called “From Earth to Sky” and which was defined by the use of a very cosmic-looking combo of black titanium DLC for the cases and translucent blue for the polycrystalline dials. One of the standouts (for me, anyway) of these stellar new models hails from the most distinctively retro of the brand’s collections, the Art Deco-influenced Vintage 1945 series. Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Earth to Sky Edition The watch, officially dubbed the Vintage 1945 Earth to Sky Edition and essentially a reworking of a 2014 model, the more conventionally named Vintage 1945 Large Date Moon Phases, is an interesting amalgamation of an early 20th-century rectangular case and dial design with definitely modern materials and aesthetics.
Oris’s Ocean Project, an initiative “to clean, protect and restore the world’s oceans by supporting pioneering non-profit organizations,” kicked off at Baselworld 2019, with the launch of two timepieces with ocean conservation themes, the Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition III and Clean Ocean Limited Edition (you can read about their details here ). At the recently concluded CoutureTime watch event, Oris gave us a hush-hush sneak preview of the watch that completes the so-called Ocean Trilogy, and now we can reveal it. Here’s a look at the new Oris Blue Whale Limited Edition.
The G-SHOCK MTG collection, in which the “MT” stands for “Metal Twisted,” continues to expand and to win over new fans worldwide.
Today we’ll be taking a look at one of the most recent offerings from the heritage collection of Swiss brand Alpina, the 1970s-inspired Startimer Pilot Heritage. Alpina, founded in 1883, is no stranger to neo-vintage watches, first making waves in the trend a few years ago with the release of its supercompressor-styled Seastrong Diver Heritage and WWII-era KM-710
More than 25 years ago, Omega’s Seamaster 300 marked an important milestone in the brand’s underwater history. In this feature from our March-April 2019 issue, we check if the 2018 model is as professional as the one that once saved a British spy’s life
On Thursday night, WatchTime Editor-in-Chief Roger Ruegger hosted a panel on collecting vintage and modern timepieces with members of the Chrono Group at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA, as a part of the ongoing “The Art of the Timepiece” event series. Tonight, we wanted to alert our readers and collectors in the Orange County area of another discussion that our friends at The Hollywood Reporter are hosting at South Coast Plaza featuring basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar , TV personality and “image architect” Law Roach , and Funny Or Die’s president, Chris Bruss .