Ticking off the week's news in watches

This Week in Watches: April 7, 2015

Jaeger-LeCoultre's Ultra-Thin Moon, Breitling's first-ever in-house non-chronograph movement, IW Magazine's favorite watches from BaselWorld and more.

Two-timers

The GMT Watch, Explained

The GMT watch is brilliant not because of its complexity but because of its simple ingenuity. We’ve picked five of the best, and all of them are ready to hit the ground running.

Ticking off the week's news in watches

This Week in Watches: February 17, 2015

A. Lange & Söhne commemorates its founder's 200th birthday, a new high flyer from Breitling, a mechanical watch that acts like a quartz, plus a high-tech piece from Arnold & Son and a Graham that is anything but subtle.

It's Complicated, Vol. 1

The Chronograph, Explained

While most of us won’t time anything beyond a boring meeting or boiling eggs, a chronograph is all about readiness, potential and the human interaction with a micro-engineering marvel -- not to mention the rare opportunity to stop time.

It's Complicated

The Best Watches of SIHH 2015

Despite the economic clouds that blew into Geneva the week before, there were still some spectacular new watches at the annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie. This year, the exclusive exhibition of high watchmaking lived up to its name. Here are 10 of our favorite watches from the show.

Best of Show

The Best of SIHH 2015: Day Three

We're bringing you daily coverage of the Salon International Haute Horlogerie. Today: A. Lange & Söhne's "decimal" repeater, Roger Dubuis' Excalibur Spider Skeleton Flying Tourbillon and more.

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Is Air the New Down?

Tested: NuDown Mount Whitney Vest

NuDown, a small company based in Reno, Nevada, has an innovative new solution and it might just be better than down: air. Sometimes the best solution is the one that's all around you. We tried out the Mount Whitney vest and came away impressed.

Practically made of gold

Tested: Fischer Carbonlite Skate H-Plus

Most people don't use high-end outdoor gear, like skis and bikes, to their fullest potential. If you're investing in the same skis that were used to win a whopping 65 percent of the medals in Sochi, be the exception.

Variations on a Theme

A Classic Skier Learns to Skate

Having come of age during the classic era of cross-country skiing, I took a defiant view of skate skiing. Finally, this winter I decided to end my holdout and learn to skate. It couldn't be that hard, right?

Ticking off the week's news in watches

This Week in Watches: December 2, 2014

This Week in Watches: commemorating Raymond Weil, Hublot's tribute to Cricket, Bulova puts out a 24 karat timepiece and more.

Ticking off the week's news in watches

This Week in Watches: November 21, 2014

This Week in Watches: Panerai's new Luminor chronograph, G-P's Large Date Moonphase Mechanics of Art Deco, Parmigiani's upcoming SIHH 2015 and more.

Ticking off the week's news in watches

This Week in Watches: November 17, 2014

This Week in Watches: JeanRichard's Arsenal timepiece, the original Victorinox watch returns, a black-on-black Breitling, pictures from SalonQP and more.

A Photo Bag with Soul

Filson X Magnum Camera Bags

The Filson x Magnum camera bags beg to be thrown in the backseat of a Land Rover headed for points unknown, stubble on the chin and scuffed boots on the feet. While other camera bags come and go, these are ones your grandkids will find in your attic, pockets still full of rolls of undeveloped film (or memory cards if you prefer), prompting them to remark on what a life you lived.

A World Beyond

A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Terraluna

Sure, the Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar Terraluna costs more than most single-family suburban homes; we’re not celebrating its affordability. But this is sheer, no-holds-barred, spare-no-expense excellence. One would be hard pressed to find another timepiece in the past decade that surpasses it for ingenuity and complexity -- even another Lange.

Desk Divers Need Not Apply

IWC Aquatimer Deep Three

The IWC Aquatimer Deep Three is a truly useful diving instrument, showing IWC's commitment to actual diving and to its own legacy.

Perpetual Achievability

Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Perpetual Calendar

It’s not often that the buzz surrounding an haute horlogerie watch centers on its price. But that’s exactly what happened when Montblanc unveiled its Meisterstück Heritage Perpetual Calendar at SIHH this past January. And for good reason: Montblanc turned the Swiss watch world on its ear by offering the grande dame of complications, the perpetual calendar, in a watch that costs around $13,000.

Master and Commander

OMEGA Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial

At BaselWorld 2014, OMEGA released a watch with the Seamaster 300 name for the first time in over 40 years: the Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial. It's a pitch-perfect blend of vintage styling and modern watchmaking technology, a watch that diehard OMEGA fans have hoped the brand would bring back for years.

Taking the Challenge Again

Rolex GMT-Master II “Pepsi”

The Pepsi GMT-Master II has made a triumphant return in all its bi-color soda-bottle-label glory, re-crafting the old school favorite of Che Guevara, Hunter S. Thompson and Magnum P.I. with the latest watchmaking technology that only Rolex could produce.