The Reverie GT is a driving-inspired mecha-quartz chronograph that is priced to move. The $350 watch features a sweep seconds hand and minute chrono register along with a 24-hour dial at 3 o’clock. The piece comes in three colors – rose gold, blue, and white – and is surprisingly elegant.
The Speedmaster Moonwatch has a hand wound chronograph movement originally derived from a Lemania base. While it lacks automatic winding or Omega’s famous Co-Axial escapement it’s 42 mm case is one of the most iconic, plus it’s rugged, good-looking, and you might enjoy actually winding it. $5,150 Tudor took a unique approach to creating the Black Bay Chronograph; it’s actually based on a Breitling caliber B01 with some basic Tudor changes packaged in a Black Bay case
Ensconced in the same general price segment as its “affordable luxury” brethren within the Swatch Group — Hamilton, Tissot, and Rado — the Mido brand has flown largely under the radar of U.S. watch consumers, though it’s long been immensely popular in Latin America — perhaps by design, as its name derives from the Spanish phrase Yo mido, meaning “I measure.” The Swiss brand — no slouch in the history department, having been founded way back in 1918 in Bienne — aims to change that this year, with a U.S. push that re-establishes Mido’s identity as a watch brand with designs heavily influenced by architectural marvels
In 2016, Rega — a nonprofit air-rescue service in Switzerland — rescued 869 people from the pristine-yet-precarious slopes of Switzerland.
While I’ve only seen one Sjöö Sandström watch “in the steel”, it has proven to be a delight. So much so that I’ve taken to exploring (from a distance, and the spec sheets) some of the other watches in their catalog
As most wristwatch history buffs are aware, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s legendary Reverso model began its life in 1931 not as a luxury accessory but as a literal sports watch, its swiveling reversible case designed specifically to be worn by mounted polo players during matches. Few such equestrian athletes would wear the Reverso on the field of play these days, but Jaeger-LeCoultre has not forgotten its leader model’s origins
We study the styling of the Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Chronograph and test its in-house movement in this review from the WatchTime archives.
Patek Philippe has been producing some of the world’s most coveted world time watches for nearly 80 years. This year, the brand is retiring all existing references in its so-called Heure Universelle collection and launching a new, upgraded model in their place: the Patek Philippe Ref. 5230 World Time, available in white-gold ( Ref.
As 2017 comes to an end, the WatchTime editors wanted to cover some notable watches of the year in a variety of price ranges. First up, we covered a selection of timepieces under $500 .
Years before it rocketed into space to earn its place in timepiece history as the first watch worn on the moon, the Omega Speedmaster was engineered for more terrestrial pursuits, specifically as an instrument to time automobile races. With this recently released limited-edition model, produced in collaboration with Porsche Club of America, the Speedy revisits its motor racing history while adding a few distinctly modern elements. Limited to just 99 pieces, the Omega Speedmaster Grey Side of the Moon Porsche Club of America Limited Edition can be regarded as a dual tribute piece, as both the Speedmaster watch model and the PCA mark their 60th anniversary in 2017