One of the things that gets us the most excited at the WatchTime office is the emergence of an upstart American watch brand. Some of you may recognize Vortic Watch Co. from our previous coverage of the Fort Collins, CO-based brand, but if you haven’t heard of them before, now is as good a time as any to hop on the bandwagon.
Last week we showed you the 25th Anniversary collection of the Royal Oak Offshore. This week, we got word on what Audemars Piguet is releasing at SIHH 2018 for the ladies and it’s equally impressive.
“We’re in the midst of a restructuring process,” says Vacheron Constantin CEO Louis Ferla, who talks to WatchTime’s Rüdiger Bucher in this exclusive interview about his vision for the historic, 260-year-old brand. WT: Mr.
When Seiko Watch Corporation announced earlier this year that it was spinning off its Grand Seiko collection into its own independent brand, the Japanese watchmaker was making a major commitment to its flagship luxury line, which had launched globally only seven years prior. That commitment became even more clear last week, as the very first dedicated Grand Seiko boutique in the world opened its doors right here in the U.S.A. — specifically, in the world-famous high-end shopping hub of Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills
Wryst’s latest luxury watch collection, Force, makes its debut this fall. Three different models — the SX230, the SX270, and the SX300 — have been announced, and now all are ready and available for purchase. All Wryst Force watches have a limited-production run of 75 units, making them highly collectible.
Swiss watch brand Longines celebrated its 185 th Anniversary in Beijing, commemorating a legacy of tradition, elegance and performance at a grand gala evening in the capital’s historic Imperial Ancestral Temple (Taimiao). Headlining the event was the official launch of the Record collection, the latest emblem of the brand’s watchmaking expertise, as well as the announcement of the new Chinese Brand Ambassador for Longines, Zhao Liying – a leading star in the Chinese cinematic universe
Watches with the blue dial/blue strap combo are still one of the hottest style trends in the watch world. Here we take a look at 25 of them, all released within the past few years. If you have a favorite watch from a brand on the blue-dial bandwagon, let us know in the comments section and maybe we’ll include it in an update
About a month ago, we covered the Omega Railmaster vintage re-edition released to commemorate the 60 th anniversary of the original piece.
For WatchTime’s Design Special 2018 – on sale now and available for download in the WatchTime Shop — we sat down with several different design professionals — including independent industrial designers, freelance watch designers, lead designers of large brands, and even a movement designer — to talk about how they see the role of design in watchmaking, where they get their ideas from, and what they think good design is. Here are the answers we got from Christoph Behling , product designer and founder of Christoph Behling Design, who has designed watches for TAG Heuer and Zenith. “The designer has to balance past and future.” WT: In your opinion, what is the role of a designer in the world of watchmaking? CB: Understanding and capturing the amazing art of the last 100 years of watchmaking, while creating new designs which are relevant today and [will] last the next 100 years.
There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of Atelier de Chronométrie. I know I hadn’t until a friend of mine got the opportunity to visit the brand in Barcelona and started raving about what he had seen. But after researching them a little more and seeing what they have to offer, I totally get why my buddy was drooling over them