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  • Watch and Listen: A New Podcast

    Watch and Listen: A New Podcast

    What do you get when you cross an automotive journalist, with a fairly new penchant for watches, and a horologist who makes his own timepieces and is a lifelong watch enthusiast? Though it sounds like the beginning of a lame bar joke, it isn’t. The…
    - 77 days ago 01.02.2018, 23:34 -
  • 2018 SIHH Recap

    2018 SIHH Recap

    SIHH: What Is It? The turn of each New Year brings the release of new products at highly anticipated conferences around the globe. For the watch industry, that moment has arrived. Last week, the top watchmakers and watch enthusiasts gathered in Genev…
    - 85 days ago 25.01.2018, 18:52 -
  • DOXA – A Curated Collection

    DOXA – A Curated Collection

    DOXA: A Start-Up The phrase “start-up” typically evokes images of people in garages with desks crammed between cardboard boxes building the latest and greatest tech company. Some of the most famous modern tech companies, like Apple and HP, began…
    - 98 days ago 12.01.2018, 18:03 -
  • Is the Apple Watch Still a Threat to Luxury Watches?

    Is the Apple Watch Still a Threat to Luxury Watches?

    Since it debuted in the Spring of 2015, the Apple Watch remains a strong presence in the tech headlines. Before it launched, speculation revolved around its expected design and features. Once it was out, discussion focused on its projected sales. Now…
    - 07.08.2017, 15:00 -
  • What’s Going on With the Swiss Watch Industry?

    What’s Going on With the Swiss Watch Industry?

    With the first quarter of 2017 behind us and both SIHH and Baselworld complete, now is as good a time as any to reflect on the state of the luxury watch industry. It’s no secret that the past two years have seen a steady decline […]The post What…
    - 17.04.2017, 18:00 -
  • The Trends We Saw at Baselworld 2017

    The Trends We Saw at Baselworld 2017

    Baselworld 2017 came and went faster than a steel and ceramic Rolex Daytona sitting in an AD display window. While it’s estimated that there were 200 (!) fewer exhibitors than last year, Baselworld is still the industry’s most important exhibitio…
    - 06.04.2017, 16:00 -
  • Trend Forecasting at SIHH 2017

    Trend Forecasting at SIHH 2017

    From January 16-20, 2017, all eyes were on Geneva, host to this year’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH). For the most part, it was business as usual, and despite a difficult 2016 for the Swiss watch industry, watch manufactures wer…
    - 30.01.2017, 18:00 -
  • [VIDEO] Watch Crown & Caliber’s First Commercial

    [VIDEO] Watch Crown & Caliber’s First Commercial

    If you’ve been watching the Golf Channel lately, have you seen Crown & Caliber? We debuted our first television commercial this week during the Golf Channel’s 2016 Ryder Cup coverage, and not going to lie—we’re pretty proud of it. To think th…
    - 28.09.2016, 22:02 -
  • Heuer 100 Takes Manhattan

    Heuer 100 Takes Manhattan

    Expert: “Market moving sale.” The Heuer 100 watch collection was ready for its close up. The Crown and Caliber Trunk Club event in Manhattan Thursday night drew raving reviews from a wide variety of attendees. More than a hundred Heuer fans tur…
    - 16.09.2016, 21:12 -
  • Recapping the August Atlanta CaliberHour Event

    Recapping the August Atlanta CaliberHour Event

    On Wednesday night, August 24th, we gathered a group of watch lovers at Establishment in Midtown Atlanta to talk watches (of course), enjoy some fine drinks and hors d’ouevres, and observe one of our watchmakers at work. It was a fantastic inaugura…
    - 25.08.2016, 18:00 -

Worn & Wound

  • NeuReview: Gavox Roads Chronograph Collection

    Review: Gavox Roads Chronograph Collection

    Gavox founder Michael Happé is the grandson of a Flying Tiger. I’m no war or aviation buff, but even I knew this one. Who could forget the shark’s mouth painted on their P-40 War Hawks or legends of the Hell’s Angels squadron angling in on Jap…
    - 20 hours ago 19.04.2018, 16:17 -
  • Introducing the Mido Baroncelli 100th Anniversary Limited Editions for Men and Women

    Introducing the Mido Baroncelli 100th Anniversary Limited Editions for Men and Women

    This year, Mido released a pair of his and her watches celebrating the brand’s 100th anniversary. Both watches, positioned within the elegant Baroncelli line, come in rose gold PVD cases—the men’s watch is 38 millimeters and the women’s is 3…
    - 2 days ago 18.04.2018, 19:37 -
  • The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep. 62: SCUBA Diving in Belize with Four Popular Dive Watches (Follow Up)

    The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep. 62: SCUBA Diving in Belize with Four Popular Dive Watches (Follow Up)

    About a month back, we ran an article titled Field Test: SCUBA Diving in Belize With Four Popular Dive Watches from Seiko, Oris, and Rado. Today, Allen joins us on the Podcast to take a deeper dive (pun intended) into his experience. We discuss the c…
    - 2 days ago 18.04.2018, 15:53 -
  • The PX Watches of Vietnam: A Survey of Non-Issued, Popular Military Watches of the Vietnam War

    The PX Watches of Vietnam: A Survey of Non-Issued, Popular Military Watches of the Vietnam War

    Though case back markings and the famous “broad arrow” are sure to get military watch collectors’ hearts racing, there exist myriad military watches that aren’t necessarily known as such because they were never issued by the military—rather…
    - 3 days ago 17.04.2018, 15:32 -
  • (Video) First Look: The Omega Seamaster 1948 Collection and CK2998 Pulsometer Speedmaster (2018)

    (Video) First Look: The Omega Seamaster 1948 Collection and CK2998 Pulsometer Speedmaster (2018)

    After last year’s highly-acclaimed 60th Anniversary trilogy, Omega had a slightly quieter showing this year, but the watches Omega put out were no less impressive. In particular, two releases stood out: both Seamaster 1948 limited editions, and the…
    - 4 days ago 16.04.2018, 15:26 -
  • Wind^Up San Francisco 2018: Meet the Brands Part. 1

    Wind^Up San Francisco 2018: Meet the Brands Part. 1

    We are incredibly excited to bring our Wind^Up Watch Fair to San Fransisc—it’s going to be an incredible show! We cannot wait to meet our West Coast readers, so make sure to swing on by the space May 18th through the 20th. For the full event deta…
    - 5 days ago 15.04.2018, 15:04 -
  • #wornandwound Instagram Round-Up with a Seiko Lord Marvel, a Sinn 101, and More

    #wornandwound Instagram Round-Up with a Seiko Lord Marvel, a Sinn 101, and More

    This week, we’ve got another 10 great Instagram watch snaps courtesy of you all. But before we get to the watches, we’d like to thank everyone who participated and tagged #wornandwound and #wandwshop this past week. If you’d like to be consider…
    - 6 days ago 14.04.2018, 14:04 -
  • Review: The Pinion Atom

    Review: The Pinion Atom

    Based just outside of London, England, Pinion watches was founded in 2013 by Piers Berry. With a background in graphic design and having previously worked with both Bell & Ross and Bremont, the time came when Piers decided to create a range of watche…
    - 7 days ago 13.04.2018, 16:07 -
  • StockX Giveaway: Get a Tudor Heritage Chronograph for $100!

    StockX Giveaway: Get a Tudor Heritage Chronograph for $100!

    We’ve teamed up with our friends at StockX—a live “bid/ask” marketplace for everything from sneakers to wristwatches—to give you, our readers, the chance to buy a Tudor Heritage Chronograph (ref M70330N) for just $100! Good luck, everyone.…
    - 8 days ago 12.04.2018, 18:02 -
  • Introducing the Renaissance Collection from Bangalore Watch Company

    Introducing the Renaissance Collection from Bangalore Watch Company

    Fine watchmaking is a more global phenomenon now than it’s ever been. Small-brand watchmakers from Brooklyn to Beijing are challenging the Swiss status quo, with a variety of appropriately global results. Until now, however, one major region had av…
    - 9 days ago 11.04.2018, 20:41 -

Fratello Watches

  • NeuChristiaan Van Der Klaauw Baselworld 2018 Novelties

    Christiaan Van Der Klaauw Baselworld 2018 Novelties

    This year’s highlights of Christiaan van der Klaauw are concentrated around two things: aventurine glass dial and the collaboration with Van Cleef & Arpels. The production of aventurine glass is highly secret and every piece is carefully picked for…
    - 1 hour ago 20.04.2018, 10:50 -
  • NeuHands-On With The Zenith Defy Classic

    Hands-On With The Zenith Defy Classic

    I like to keep things simple. I know there’s a skeletonized dial version of the Zenith Defy Classic, yet I prefer the reference with this beautiful blue dial. It doesn’t distract that much from the beautiful case design and its combination of bru…
    - 20 hours ago 19.04.2018, 16:00 -
  • #TBT A Look at the Underappreciated Seiko 6105-8000

    #TBT A Look at the Underappreciated Seiko 6105-8000

    If you’ve been reading #TBT since its inception a few short years ago, and Fratello Watches in general for that matter, you know that we’re fans of Seiko divers. Within our series on vintage watches, we’ve taken a look at a wide array of the Ja…
    - 1 day ago 19.04.2018, 6:30 -
  • Eqvis Varius – A Hands-On Review

    Eqvis Varius – A Hands-On Review

    Eqvis Varius is probably a brand you’ve never heard of. Neither did we, so don’t worry. The Eqvis Varius reminded me a bit of playing with LEGO: switch and swap straps and bezels on this watch (yourself). The variations are endless and allow you…
    - 2 days ago 18.04.2018, 10:46 -
  • Speedy Tuesday – Hands-On With The Speedmaster Blue Side of the Moon Moonphase Aventurine Dial

    Speedy Tuesday – Hands-On With The Speedmaster Blue Side of the Moon Moonphase Aventurine Dial

    Early January, we covered the Speedmaster Blue Side of the Moon here on Fratello. Today, I will show you the new 2018 version of that watch, with aventurine glass dial and Sedna gold hands and hour markers. I have to admit that I wasn’t über-enthu…
    - 3 days ago 17.04.2018, 8:00 -
  • Interview With Bulgari CEO J.C. Babin at Baselworld

    Interview With Bulgari CEO J.C. Babin at Baselworld

    One of our first appointments during Baselworld 2018 was with Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of Bulgari. Besides an appointment to learn about the new models for 2018 (which we will publish within short as well), we had this interview to learn about Bulg…
    - 4 days ago 16.04.2018, 9:04 -
  • Hands-On With The Sinn 103 Sa B E Limited Edition of 500 Pieces

    Hands-On With The Sinn 103 Sa B E Limited Edition of 500 Pieces

    The Sinn 103 is a classic. And this classic just became better with the limited edition 103 Sa B E version that was introduced at Baselworld last month. It didn’t take long for me to consider adding this watch to my personal collection and that doe…
    - 7 days ago 13.04.2018, 5:45 -
  • #TBT The Elusive Seiko 7A28-7090 Yacht Timer Chronograph

    #TBT The Elusive Seiko 7A28-7090 Yacht Timer Chronograph

    We don’t get hate mail often at Fratello Watches, but we did get it when I wrote an article about the 1978 Seiko 7549 “Golden Tuna”. I was awfully enthusiastic about it – and still am – but there were those who felt the need to share some v…
    - 8 days ago 12.04.2018, 8:00 -
  • The Yema/LeJour Rallye From Mario Andretti

    The Yema/LeJour Rallye From Mario Andretti

    Yesterday, Hodinkee published a wonderful interview with the legendary Mario Andretti. A number of watches were discussed with Andretti, but not the Rallye watch that he bought privately. We thought it would be a nice addition to mention this Rallye…
    - 9 days ago 11.04.2018, 10:55 -
  • Speedy Tuesday – Three New Platinum Speedmaster Moonphase Watches

    Speedy Tuesday – Three New Platinum Speedmaster Moonphase Watches

    After Omega showed us the BaselWorld 2018 novelties that you’ve all seen by now, it was time for them to bring out the big guns and show three very exclusive Speedmaster Moonphase watches. In platinum.Weighing about half a kilogram each, these new…
    - 10 days ago 10.04.2018, 15:45 -

zeigr.com

  • Corum 2018 – Baselworld-Neuheiten

    Corum 2018 – Baselworld-Neuheiten

    Sponsored Post – (Was heißt das?) Eines kann man dem Schweizer Uhrenhersteller Corum sicherlich nicht vorwerfen – mutlose Zurückhaltung. Während diverse Uhrenhersteller auf der diesjährigen Baselworld ihre Kollektionen mit homöopathischen Mi…
    - 19 days ago 01.04.2018, 14:02 -
  • Baselworld 2018: Neuheiten & Impressionen (Live-Fotos) – Teil 3

    Baselworld 2018: Neuheiten & Impressionen (Live-Fotos) – Teil 3

    Und noch mehr Live-Bilder von der Baselworld 2018. Dieses Mal mit Uhren von Bell & Ross, Glashütte Original, Casio (G-Shock), Seiko, Grand Seiko, Longines und neuen Modellen von Tag Heuer, die im ersten Teil noch nicht dabei waren. Wie gehabt,… We…
    - 22 days ago 29.03.2018, 11:18 -
  • Baselworld 2018: Neuheiten & Impressionen (Live-Fotos) – Teil 2

    Baselworld 2018: Neuheiten & Impressionen (Live-Fotos) – Teil 2

    Weiter geht´s. Bevor wir aber zu einigen interessanten (Retro-)Uhren und Herstellern kommen, die nicht unbedingt in der ersten Reihe der Baselworld 2018 stehen – hier noch ein „Platzhirsch“, bei dem sich gerade jede Menge tut. Neuer Chef, neue…
    - 26 days ago 25.03.2018, 13:36 -
  • Baselworld 2018: Neuheiten & Impressionen (Live-Fotos) – Teil 1

    Baselworld 2018: Neuheiten & Impressionen (Live-Fotos) – Teil 1

    Es wird langsam zur Tradition in diesem Uhrenblog: Zum mittlerweile fünften Mal biete ich Euch einen kleinen Messerundgang in Form von Bildern und Eindrücken. Natürlich sehr subjektiv und mit meinen persönlichen Highlights. Mit dabei auch einige…
    - 27 days ago 24.03.2018, 16:15 -
  • Baselworld 2018: Tudor Black Bay GMT – Pepsi (Ref. 79830RB)

    Baselworld 2018: Tudor Black Bay GMT – Pepsi (Ref. 79830RB)

    Tudors Farbspiele – Teil 6. Oder ist es schon Teil 7? Wie auch immer. Seit 2012 beglückt uns Tudor regelmäßig mit neuen Farbvarianten der Black Bay. Darüber habe ich bereits mehrfach geschrieben (siehe hier). So auch dieses Jahr. Dieses Mal gi…
    - 30 days ago 21.03.2018, 16:29 -
  • Baselworld 2018 – Fortis & Meistersinger

    Baselworld 2018 – Fortis & Meistersinger

    Während die meisten Uhrenhersteller noch lustig Teaser veröffentlichen oder Uhren vorstellen, die mich komplett unterwältigen – hier zwei, die schon mal mein Interesse wecken konnten: Fortis und Meistersinger. Kurz und knackig: Fortis Official C…
    - 30 days ago 21.03.2018, 14:04 -
  • Baselworld 2018: Neue Breitling Navitimer (inkl. Preis & Fotos)

    Baselworld 2018: Neue Breitling Navitimer (inkl. Preis & Fotos)

    Es tut sich einiges bei Breitling. Das kündigte sich bereits im letzen Jahr an, als Georges Kern den Chefposten bei dem Schweizer Uhrenhersteller übernahm. Kern kommt direkt von IWC und gilt als jemand, der der Marke Breitling neuen Drive und… We…
    - 31 days ago 20.03.2018, 16:25 -
  • Fundstücke: Kemmner Uhren auf ebay

    Fundstücke: Kemmner Uhren auf ebay

    Kemmner Uhren – Ihr findet Sie immer mal wieder in den Fundstücken. Die kleine Uhrenmarke aus Deutschland fällt mir regelmäßig beim Stöbern auf ebay auf. Die Uhren könnt Ihr übrigens auch nur dort (ebay-Account erkahund – Partnerlink) o…
    - 41 days ago 10.03.2018, 18:55 -
  • News: Dugena Dakota Chronograph – Retro-Design zum moderaten Preis

    News: Dugena Dakota Chronograph – Retro-Design zum moderaten Preis

    Endlich mal wieder eine Uhr, bei der es sich lohnt, eine schnelle News zu schreiben. Die Rede ist von der Dugena Dakota. Warum ich der Meinung bin, dass es eine gute Idee sein könnte, sich diesen Chronographen etwas näher anzuschauen?… Weiterlese…
    - 49 days ago 02.03.2018, 17:04 -
  • Gastbeitrag: Uhrenreise – wie sich Uhren verwandeln, wenn man ihre Macher in den Manufakturen trifft  

    Gastbeitrag: Uhrenreise – wie sich Uhren verwandeln, wenn man ihre Macher in den Manufakturen trifft  

    Gastbeitrag/Kooperation (Was heißt das?) Uhrenreisen sind großartig. Da spreche ich aus eigener Erfahrung. Man bekommt bemerkenswerte Einblicke in die Branche und in die Uhrenproduktion. Das allein ist für Uhrenfans schon eine Reise wert. Vor alle…
    - 51 days ago 28.02.2018, 15:34 -

WatchTime USA

  • The Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller Gets an Upgrade

    The Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller Gets an Upgrade

    As per tradition, Rolex generated much of the watch-media buzz at Baselworld 2018, primarily for the release of its new GMT-Master II in a steel case. But that was not the only big news coming out of Rolex this year; fans of the brand's ...
    - 3 days ago 17.04.2018, 23:05 -
  • Whirlwind in a Bubble: The New Corum Bubble 47 Central Tourbillon

    Whirlwind in a Bubble: The New Corum Bubble 47 Central Tourbillon

    While the once-rare tourbillon has by now been firmly established as a mainstay in the haute horlogerie world, there are still some watchmakers that can come up with clever new variations on it. At Baselworld 2018, Corum became one of these ...
    - 4 days ago 16.04.2018, 15:00 -
  • 5 Milestone Patek Philippe Watches, from 1868 to Today

    5 Milestone Patek Philippe Watches, from 1868 to Today

    Flashing back to one of last year's biggest milestones in the watch-collecting world, Patek Philippe's  "Art of Watches" Grand Exhibition in New York, WatchTime offers a look at some of the most notable wristwatches from the company's 178-year ...
    - 4 days ago 16.04.2018, 14:00 -
  • An Interview With Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin

    An Interview With Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin

    Bulgari set a new world record at Baselworld 2018 with the thinnest automatic watch in the world, and also introduced another sensational watch with its Minute Repeater in a carbon case. CEO Jean-Christophe Babin explains how this came about in ...
    - 9 days ago 11.04.2018, 22:24 -
  • Expanding the Ocean: Breitling Superocean Héritage II Adds Chronographs, New Cases

    Expanding the Ocean: Breitling Superocean Héritage II Adds Chronographs, New Cases

    Released in 2017 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Breitling’s first Superocean dive watch, the Breitling Superocean Héritage II has become, according to new CEO Georges Kern, one of the top-selling stars in the company’s ...
    - 10 days ago 10.04.2018, 22:36 -