Blancpain continues its longstanding support of the biennial Only Watch auction of unique timepieces, and the charity that it benefits, with the presentation of a special one-of-a-kind version of its recently introduced, vintage-inspired Fifty Fathoms Barakuda, which is slated to go on the auction block in Geneva with 29 other unique timepieces on November 9th in Geneva. Here’s a closer look. Like the 500-piece limited-edition watch that was launched at the Swatch Group’s “Time to Move” event this past May, the unique piece takes its aesthetic inspiration from a divers’ watch supplied to the German Bundesmarine in the 1960s in partnership with Barakuda, a company that produced and marketed technical diving equipment
After close to 20 years of working at Ulysse Nardin and six as the brand’s chief executive, Patrik Hoffmann announced he was leaving the Kering-owned company in August 2017.
With Fourth of July celebrations officially behind us in the United States and a record-setting heat wave spreading across mainland Europe, I think it’s fair to say that we’ve arrived in the dog days of summer. With all the discussion over the hot weather taking place on both sides of the Atlantic, it’s reminded me of a timepiece that arrived in my inbox a few months back.
Germany’s MeisterSinger unveiled its first astronomical timepiece, the Lunascope, in 2018, combining the Münster-based brand’s hallmark single-hand timekeeping system with a photorealistic moon-phase display.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve taken an in-depth look at Les Cabinotiers , Vacheron Constantin’s bespoke watchmaking division. First, we highlighted a few of the most important watches that Les Cabinotiers has developed over the past few years
Panerai’s biggest announcement of 2019 was the relaunch of its Submersible series of robust, hyper-masculine dive watches as a collection of its own, separate from the parent Luminor family.
The Austrian watchmaking firm Habring² has introduced a new perpetual calendar monopusher rattrapante chronograph that builds on the brand’s expertise in creating split-second timers. Given the name Perpetual-Doppel, it is the most complicated Habring² watch released to date
Happy Fourth of July! We hope everyone out there is having a fun and safe start to the holiday weekend. To commemorate Independence Day, we’re happy to announce a majority of the watch brands that will be presenting at this year’s WatchTime New York show, plus we’re offering a 48-hour flash sale on Saturday tickets
A few minutes into my phone conversation with Ian Schon , the 29-year-old mechanical engineer and product designer touches on an aspect of his creative process that immediately grabs my attention. “My watches are a result of ‘slow watchmaking,’ ” he tells me. “Watchmaking where you really take your time.
If you’re a longtime reader of WatchTime , you’re probably well aware of all the cool stuff that RT Custer and Vortic Watch Co.