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Friday, April 20, 2018

8 – Interesting Info


The Rolex Submariner ref. 1680 was first introduced in the late 1960s and among the brand’s vintage diving watches, this particular reference is a popular one to collect. The ref. 1680 was the first Submariner to feature the date function and matching Cyclops lens on the crystal. Early models of the Submariner 1680 featured the

Kerbedanz Maximus ‘Biggest Tourbillon Watch’ Hands-On

A chance encounter at Baselworld 2017 allowed me to discover the “biggest tourbillon watch” to date in the flesh, as someone walked up to me in order to share it seemingly at random. These images are not on my wrist, but I did have a chance to inspect this noteworthy “superlative” watch. By that latter statement

Test your Knowledge of Column Wheels, Cams, and Chrono-Movement Clones

The chronograph function may be the most popular among watch enthusiasts. You’ve probably heard of regular chronographs, flyback chronographs, rattrapante chronographs, even chronographs with foudroyantes — but could you explain what the … Read full story »

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. Read full story »

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Rolex Air-King

Keeping with the aviation theme from last week’s article on the Stowa Flieger Klassik 40, we come to this week’s featured timepiece: the Rolex Air-King, one of the longest-running models within Rolex’s modern lineup, Read full story »

Tracking the Rolex Daytona: A 53-Year History

In this feature-length article from WatchTime’s January-February 2016 issue, we take a look at the 53-year history of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, the brand’s iconic chronograph watch. Read full story »

In-Depth The Greubel Forsey Signature 1

It was the talk of SIHH 2016. Greubel Forsey, the watchmakers known for the art of invention – of making the super complex look beautiful and approachable – were making a time-only “simple” watch, and doing so at a price point that was looked terrestrial, instead of at the usual stratospheric level (admittedly in a

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