• Porsche Design Timepiece No. 1 Debuts

    The Porsche Design Timepiece No. 1 is the first watch to debut from the new “independent” Porsche Design watch brand. We first spoke about the upcoming Porsche Design Timepiece No. 1 when discussing Porsche Design’s plans to produce their own watches after breaking up with long-term production partner Eterna. The article Porsche Design Timepiece No. 1 Debuts first appeared on … Keep reading
  • Nixie Wrist Wearable Flying Drone

    As if the world needed more items to put on our wrists, a startup company called Nixie (yes, another Nixie) is developing a wearable flying drone. This is all part of Intel’s “Make It Wearable” challenge, where the chip producer has challenged teams to produce a new wave of wearable technology. Nixie’s idea is to produce a small drone that … Keep reading
  • Chopard Grand Prix De Monaco Historique Chronograph Watch Review

    The Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Chronograph ref 168570-3001, while inherently masculine, is a very pretty watch. I think it goes without saying that someone who loves watches has a weakness for pretty things. Pretty watches allow people to overcome a lot of otherwise valid complaints about a product, and the opposite is true as well. The article Chopard … Keep reading
  • My First Grail Watch: Christian Bedat Of Bedat & Co. And RED8

    Welcome back to an original aBlogtoWatch feature, “My First Grail Watch.” In this series, we ask prominent people in the watch industry about the first timepiece that they lusted after. Today, we’re speaking with Christian Bedat, founder of RED8, who quite literally grew up in the industry, and wraps things up with a great bit of life advice. The article … Keep reading
  • 3 Concept Smartwatches That Could Be From Popular Swiss Luxury Brands

    The number one complaint the Swiss watch industry has had toward the most current crop of smartwatches is that they aren’t attractive by European design standards – and that even applies to the Apple Watch. Jean-Claude Biver went so far as to suggest that, given his standards, the Apple Watch looks as though it was designed by a student. So … Keep reading
  • HourTime Show Watch Podcast Episode 165: The 1% Debate

    If you are interested in my new book The World’s Most Expensive Watches, John and I discuss it after I am pleasantly surprised with his reaction. Patek Philippe releases their most complicated watch to date with the Grandmaster Chime 5175 and we discuss its high and low points. We also compare the feelings people have toward Patek Philippe versus Hublot … Keep reading
  • Glashütte Original Senator Manual Winding Skeletonized Edition Watch Hands-On

    The appeal of a skeletonized mechanical watch can be relatively profound, if you think about it; in a single timepiece, you can enjoy art, conspicuous hands-on craftsmanship, as well as mechanical fascination. So let’s take a hands-on look at the 2014 Glashutte Original Senator Manual Winding Skeletonized Edition timepiece to consider, not only how the Germans do movement skeletonization, but … Keep reading
  • Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre Spherotourbillon Watch Revisited

    In 2012, Jaeger-LeCoultre originally debuted the Spherotourbillon watch, and we revisit it again now, with some better pictures, and after having reflected on the model two years after its initial novelty has mellowed into a more mature look at the mega timepiece. Visually stunning, the irony of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre Spherotourbillon is that it is neither spherical nor a tourbillon … Keep reading