PHOTO GALLERY

Back is Beautiful: 10 Luxury Watches With Exhibition Casebacks

In our "Back is Beautiful" series of photo features, we present a portfolio of fine mechanical watches that are as appealing from the back as from the front. This latest installment includes timepieces from A. Lange & Söhne, IWC, Panerai, Patek Philippe, and more. Scroll down to see the selection and click on each image for the larger photo.

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.

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Roll Out the (Mainspring) Barrels: Hublot Launches Big Bang Bavaria at Oktoberfest

A grand Bavarian tradition was given a horological twist at Hublot's Munich boutique at the kickoff of Oktoberfest. At exactly 4:00 PM, the traditional hour at which the first kegs of Oktoberfest beer are tapped, the Hublot Big Bang Bavaria, Hublot's first bronze-cases watch, was unveiled.

FEATURE

Zooming in: 7 Watch Movements in Extreme Close-Up

Finely finished watch movements come to life under magnification. The seven shown here were certainly ready for their close-ups.

DIVE WATCH BASICS

The Basics of the Rotating Divers’ Watch Bezel

In this article on divers' watches, we take a look at what is probably the most distinctive element of a dive watch: the rotating bezel.

Experience Haute Horlogerie

WatchTime Announces Second Readers’ Trip to Switzerland in 2018

In April 2017, 12 WatchTime readers from five countries traveled to Switzerland to visit eight watch brands —a trip that turned out to be a “lifetime experience” for some of the participants. The good news for watch lovers: We've already planned our next reader's trip to Switzerland, which will take place in April 2018.

FEATURE

Bare Bones: 10 Standout Skeleton Watches

For watch aficonados who love the technical "openwork" artistry of skeleton watchmaking, we take a look at 10 skeleton watches introduced in recent years, from brands like Glashütte Original, Blancpain, Vacheron Constantin, Piaget and others.

FEATURE

Buyer Beware: The Rise of Counterfeit Luxury Watches on the Internet

Looking for cheap watches on the internet? Better think twice before making that purchase. In this in-depth feature from the WatchTime archives, we explore how sales of these counterfeit watches are hurting both collectors and the watch industry.

PORTFOLIO

Stopwatches at the Top: 7 Chronographs with In-House Movements

Looking for a chronograph with a completely in-house-manufactured movement? In this feature from WatchTime's June 2017 issue, we showcase some of the industry’s top picks, from seven power brands, from Breitling to Rolex to Zenith.

Blackout: 17 Black-on-Black Watches

Black-on-black watches, read our review of 17 "all-black" watches, including the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver, the Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel and the Ulysse Nardin Blacksea.

GOING THE EXTRA FATHOM:

The Rolex Deepsea and 6 Other Extreme Dive Watches

We take a look at seven "extreme" dive watches - including the Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea D-Blue Edition; Breitling's Superocean Chronograph M2000 and the UTS 4000M Professional Diver - and what sets them apart from the pack.

How Far Below Can They Go? 4 Deep-Sea Dive Watches

From the WatchTime archives: These four extreme divers’ watches — listed in ascending order of their water-resistance level — are reliable companions for adventurers who explore the darkness under the sea.

Feeling Blue: 25 Watches With Blue Dials and Blue Straps

We take a look at 25 stunning blue watches, with blue dials and blue straps, released within recent years, from watch brands like Patek Philippe, Rolex, TAG Heuer, Zenith and many others — including some brand-new timepieces from SIHH 2017.

10 Watch Brands That Make Their Own Metals

We take a look at ten watch brands, including Rolex, A. Lange & Söhne, Hublot and Omega, that have invented their own alloys by combining different metals.

WATCH QUIZ:

Appearance’s Sake: How Much Do You Know About the History of Watch Design?

When deciding if a watch suits your needs, its design is likely the first thing you notice. And iconic watch models tend to have at least one iconic design element. How well do you know about some of the most important ones? Take our quiz and find out for yourself.

FEATURE

Progress Through Technology: 10 Tourbillon Watches with High-Tech Designs

Audi’s "progress through technology" motto also applies to the importance of the tourbillon for watch design, because this eye-catching complication greatly enhances a timepiece’s visual appeal. From our Special Design Issue, here are 10 highly technical tourbillon watches.

FEATURE

Time in the Clear: 6 Watches with Sapphire Cases

Sapphire crystals are a common element in luxury watches, but entire watch cases made of sapphire have been and remain a rarity in the watch world. However, several brands including Hublot and Richard Mille have recently joined the sapphire-case party, each in their own distinctive fashion.

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...

NEWS

Hublot Celebrates 20 Years of Fuente Fuente OpusX with 3 Classic Fusion Limited Editions

Hublot began its partnership with the Fuente cigar company, maker of the prized Fuente Fuente OpusX, in 2012. This year, for the OpusX's 20th anniversary, Hublot introduced three new limited editions sure to entice both watch fanatics and lovers of the leaf alike.
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