Ticking off the week's news in watches

This Week in Watches: April 28, 2015

This week, it's all about pilots -- those that fly and the watches built for them. Oh, and some tweed, a German chronograph and one watch that looks like a musical instrument.

Sheer Lunacy

The Moonphase Watch, Explained

A moonphase watch reminds us that we’re all just spinning through space on this pale blue dot, orbited by a glowing rock, mere cogs in a bigger clockwork. Here's how it works.

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.


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.