A HEAD FOR HOROLOGY

4 Skull Watches We Can’t Get Out of Our Heads

With unique pieces from HYT, Richard Mille, Speake-Marin, and Bell & Ross, here are four examples of skull watches that may entice more than scare you.

WatchTime New York Welcomes Record Number of Guests and Brands in Third Year

WatchTime New York, America’s largest luxury watch event for collectors and enthusiasts, wrapped up the show’s third year at Manhattan's Gotham Hall yesterday. The two-day event began with a sold-out VIP cocktail on Friday, October 13, followed by a full day of educational panels, seminars, tours, and events on Saturday, October 14.

FEATURE

Faces of Time: 8 Watches with Unusual Time Displays

Many watches show “only” the time. But there’s plenty of latitude for creativity, as we can see on display in this selection of eight unconventionally designed timepieces from eight innovative watch brands.

DESIGN ISSUE SPECIAL

Living Time: 5 Watches Created With Natural Materials

In this feature from our WatchTime Special Design Issue, we present several watches created using natural materials, including new models from Hublot, Bell & Ross, and Tudor.

NEWS

Here Are All 49 Unique Timepieces Up for Auction at Only Watch 2017

The seventh edition of the biennial Only Watch auction — a charity auction whose proceeds are devoted to the research of Duchenne muscular dystrophy — will be held November 11, 2017, at Christie’s in Geneva. As in previous years, a number of watch brands — from large luxury maisons to small, independent watchmakers — will donate...

Showing at WatchTime New York 2017: Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver

Bell & Ross first plunged into the world of dive watches in 1997, with the release of the round-cased Hydromax, then followed it up in 2017 with the tonneau-cased BR-02. This year, the brand introduces its first dive watch in the square case shape for which it has become renowned — the new BR 03-92 Diver, a highlight of the upcoming WatchTime New York collectors' event in October.

FATHERS' DAY COUNTDOWN

5 Pilots’ Watches and Aviation-Inspired Watches from Baselworld 2017

As we approach Father's Day, we continue our series of features on memorable watches from Baselworld 2017, in a number of popular categories, with a look at five high-flying timepieces aimed at professional aviators and historical aviation enthusiasts.

COUTURE 2017:

Completing the Military Family: Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Black Camo

Bell & Ross released the BR 03-92 Phantom, one of the first timepieces with a military-inspired camouflage coating, in 2007, and followed it up two years later with another camo-look "instrument watch," the Commando. This year, on the 10th anniversary of the Phantom's launch, the company rounds out its so-called camouflage family with the new BR 03-92 Black Camo. Read on for details.

Kicking Off Couture 2017: 6 Las Vegas Watches for High Rollers

Check out these six watches - including the Christophe Claret 21 Blackjack and the Bell & Ross BR01 Casino - inspired by Sin City and its games of chance.

FROM WATCHTIME MIDDLE EAST

Watch Review: Bell & Ross BR123 Aeronavale

From our friends at WatchTime Middle East — who recently launched their own English-language website — comes this review of the recently released Bell & Ross BR123 Aeronavale. The timepiece is inspired by the regal ceremonial uniform of French naval aviators, but how does it fare as an everyday watch?

BASELWORLD 2017:

Bauhaus Travelers: Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Horograph and BR 03-92 Horolum (Updated with Prices)

Bell & Ross, renowned for its aircraft cockpit clock-inspired watch designs, has turned to the clean lines, right angles, and function-first aesthetics of the Bauhaus school to inspire two new timepieces, both of which debuted at Baselworld 2017: The BR 03-92 Horograph and BR 03-92 Horolum.

BASELWORLD 2017 PREVIEW:

Bell & Ross BR03-94 RS17: A Formula One Engine for the Wrist

Last year, Bell & Ross became the official watch partner of the Renault Sport Formula One racing team. At a press conference in London, centered around the launch of the team's new R.S. 17 Formula One race car, Renault and Bell & Ross also unveiled the new Bell & Ross BR03-94 RS17 watch.

2016: THE WATCH YEAR IN REVIEW

24 Ladies’ Watches From the 2016 Swiss Watch Fairs

The holiday gift-giving season is over, and we stand on the cusp of a New Year. However, as we wrap up our series on notable timepieces from this year's Swiss watch fairs with an array of ladies' watches, in all price ranges, we remind one and all that Valentine's Day is not that far off. Scroll down to check out the selections.

2016: THE WATCH YEAR IN REVIEW

Eight Pilots’ Watches From the 2016 Swiss Watch Fairs

As 2016 draws to a close and we all prepare for the launch of new watches in 2017 — starting in January at SIHH — we take a look back at some of the most notable timepieces launched at this year's SIHH and Baselworld, in several popular categories. Today, we spotlight eight pilots' and aviation-influenced watches that made it onto our radar.

2016: THE WATCH YEAR IN REVIEW

10 Skeleton Watches From the 2016 Swiss Watch Fairs

Skeleton watches remained a popular category at this year's watch fairs. As we approach the end of 2016 and prepare for a new year of watch introductions in 2017, we take a look back at some of the most notable skeleton timepieces launched at this year's SIHH and Baselworld watch fairs. Here are 10 that caught our eye.

Clearly Complicated: Bell & Ross BR-X1 Chronograph Tourbillon Sapphire

Bell & Ross has become the latest luxury watch brand to tackle the extremely challenging mission of creating a watch with a case made entirely from sapphire. But it didn't stop there. The new Bell & Ross BR-X1 Chronograph Tourbillon Sapphire boasts a skeletonized movement equipped with both a flying tourbillon and a monopusher chronograph.

Black Friday Special

Time for Her: 21 Ladies’ Watches for Holiday Gift Giving

It's Black Friday, the official start of the holiday gift shopping season. If you were thinking of sharing your passion for watches with the lady in your life, and looking for gift suggestions, look no further. Here we present an array of ladies' watches, in all price ranges, introduced in 2016.

5 Pilots’ Watches That Soared at WatchTime New York 2016

At last weekend's WatchTime New York event at Gotham Hall, more than 20 watch brands exhibited their collections, with dozens of timepieces on display for visitors to observe, admire, and try on. We've already presented our round-ups of notable dive watches and vintage-inspired watches. Today, we offer a sampling of pilots' watches that we spotted on our radar.

"Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy" Extra:

Six Noteworthy Vintage-Inspired Watches Spotted at WatchTime New York 2016

At WatchTime New York 2016, I was drawn to the vintage-inspired watches showcased by many of the brands, and spent much of my time over the two days carousing from booth to booth and going hands-on with as many as possible. Here are six that stood out the most to me, from brands such as Vacheron Constantin, Seiko, and RGM.

WatchTime New York 2016: Meet the Independents

WatchTime New York 2016 is underway, and the show's exhibitors will include a large contingent of independent watch brands. Some you may know, others not so much. Here’s a rundown.

23 Highlight Watches You’ll See at WatchTime New York 2016

The wait is nearly over! WatchTime New York, America's luxury watch show, kicks off tomorrow at Manhattan's Gotham Hall and boasts more than 20 luxury watch brands exhibiting their collections, including new models introduced since Baselworld 2016 and rarely seen in the U.S.
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