Watches

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.

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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.

Starts as a Seiko, Ends Up Something Different

How to Mod a Seiko 5

Watch modder Nick Harris shows how to turn a $60 Seiko SNK809 into a beautiful custom timepiece in an hour and a half.

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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.

An Impeccable Carry

Timekeeping Selects: The Rolex Explorer Travel Kit (Sold)

In the spirit of exploration, we're bringing back our popular (and completely sold out) series, Timekeeping Selects -- a partnership with Analog/Shift, the New York-based purveyor of vintage watches. As before, we've sourced unique old watches with impeccable authenticity -- all serviced and ready to wear. But this time there's a twist: each watch now comes with several handpicked accessories for a complete ready-to-go kit.

Tin Cloth, Leather and Quartz Movements

Filson Leans on Shinola for 25 New Watch Styles

Filson's release of watches in 25 styles for pre-sale yesterday shouldn't be a surprise: its partnership with Shinola, a sister company, was announced at Baselworld last year. But the watches still serve as a nice addition to the burgeoning pool of American-made field watches.

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.

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.

24 complications, 2 auctions, and 1 Unpaid Bill

For $24 Million, a Complex and Storied Patek

The most complicated watch Patek Philippe has ever made without the aid of a computer is going on the auction block again at Sotheby’s in Geneva, Switzerland this November 11. We break down the incredible timepiece and its strange story.

Ticking off the week's news in watches

This Week in Watches: November 7, 2014

This Week in Watches: Mo'rice Lacroix supports Movember, an anime-inspired watch, Shinola's first titanium watch, an angry letter and more.

Ticking off the week's news in watches

This Week in Watches: October 29, 2014

This Week in Watches: IWC's Kurt Klaus celebrates his 80th birthday, Bell & Ross's BR-X1 chronograph, Graham's Silverstone RS line and more.

Ticking off the week's news in watches

This Week in Watches: October 24, 2014

This Week in Watches: Ralph Lauren's sleeper hit, Waltham returns (sort of), Haspel partners with Brooklyn Watch Co. and more.