On 26 June 1801 (7 Messidor, Year 9), Abraham-Louis Breguet registered his patent for the tourbillon regulator. Although he was a prolific inventor, A-L Breguet only ever registered two patents. He registered his first patent for the constant force escapement only a few years earlier on 9 March 1798.... Read more
Swiss Watchmakers Dominate the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2014 Jessica Le Mans not only celebrated a record crowd of over 260,000 spectators at the thrilling 82nd edition of the 24 Heures du Mans, it also celebrated a record year of Swiss watch sponsors. At least eight Swiss watchmakers... Read more
Tourneau Honors Seven Graduates of its Watchmaker Program Last week, seven students graduated from the Tourneau Watchmaker Program. The Tourneau Watchmaker Program is an eight-week vocational course that teaches New York City students the skills and knowledge they need to start a career as a professional watchmaker. Seven students... Read more
Scenes from 24 Heures du Mans 2014 Jessica The thrilling 82nd edition of the 24 Heures du Mans went down to the wire in all four categories. The racing was compelling and rivalries intense. The #2 Audi Sport Team Joest of Marcel Fässler (SUI), André Lotterer (DEU) and Benoît... Read more
Bell & Ross Photo Essays Edward Hahn Bell & Ross sent up three watches to get their pictures taken, which are now up on the Bell&Ross Forum. Click on the picture or link to go to the articles: BR03-94 Carbon Orange BR03-97 Reserve de Marche Vintage BR126 “United States”... Read more
Their second French Open final in three years: Rafa vs. Novak Jessica Today at Roland Garros will be a fierce competition between the RM27-01 (on red strap) vs. the Astron Chronograph. Good luck to both! Rafa wearing a Richard Mille RM27-01 Novak wearing a Seiko Astron GPS? *** Post-match... Read more
Breva Génie on the Wrist Jessica TimeZone recently met with the team from Breva Genève SA and took a few more quick photos of the collection: Génie 01 (Weather Forecast) and Génie 02 Air (Altitude), including some wrist shots of Stefan Feltgen wearing his Génie 01. The Génie 01... Read more
Scenes from the Maurice Lacroix Epic Night in Las Vegas Jessica Over the weekend, TZ sponsor Maurice Lacroix hosted 16 lucky VIPs to an all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas for an epic get-together. Guests were flown in first-class from all over the country, met by a limousine and... Read more
TimeZone’s William Massena selected for the 2014 GPHG Jury TimeZone’s William Massena is selected as a member of the jury for the 2014 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. The 14th edition of horology’s most prestigious annual prize ceremony takes place on 31 October 2014 in Geneva. For the 2014... Read more
Maurice Lacroix Sends 16 VIPs to Las Vegas this Weekend Thanks to TimeZone sponsor Maurice Lacroix for selecting 16 TimeZone VIPs for a sensational all-expense-paid trip to Las Vegas this weekend. The lucky 16 should all have their first-class flight & hotel suite details, limousine transfer schedules, as well... Read more
TZ sponsor Maurice Lacroix is going big for its Las Vegas GTG on Saturday, May 31st. President Hartmut Kraft is hosting a fabulous Las Vegas dinner event with special guest Sandro Reginelli, Maurice Lacroix Chief of Product and R&D. If you’re feeling lucky, Maurice Lacroix is also hosting an... Read more
Lower-Jeweled Watches Paul Delury   Some modern watch enthusiasts may not be overly familiar with lower-jeweled watches, that is, anything with less than 17 jewels. To vintage collectors, however, such watches are encountered quite often. The fact is that jewels are not required at all to make a functional... Read more
Breitling Superocean Chronograph Steelfish As promised, live photos of the Breitling Superocean Chronograph Steelfish available in a choice of three dials: Mariner Blue, Stratus Silver or Volcano Black. Water-resistant to 500 meters (1,650 feet), the new Superocean Chronograph Steelfish is an authentic seagoing instrument. The 44mm stainless steel case... Read more
The 3rd Annual TimeCrafters Watch Show will transform New York City’s Park Avenue Armory for three glittering days with exhibitions of over twenty of the world’s most exceptional watch brands. Watch brands such as A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Bulgari, Chopard, Christophe Claret, De Bethune, Frédérique Constant, Hublot,... Read more
The gorgeous IWC Portuguese Grande Complication Edwin Heusinkveld Finding reasons NOT to visit Amsterdam became even more complicated since the opening of the IWC Boutique. Some photos of the IWC Portuguese Grande Complication: What an absolute GORGEOUS watch. I expected it to be much bigger but it was pleasantly... Read more
Introducing the MB&F Legacy Machine 101 Jessica It’s been a closely held secret since Baselworld 2014, but MB&F now officially announces the Legacy Machine 101 (LM101). The LM101 case measures a classical 40mm x 16mm and houses the very first movement developed entirely in-house by MB&F. The 23-jewel, hand-wound... Read more
Rolex and the Bloodhound SSC: the world’s first 1,000 mph car The Bloodhound SuperSonic Car (SSC) is a project to build the world’s first 1,000 mph car. The land speed challenge is slated to take place in 2016 at the Hakskeen Pan in South Africa. The Bloodhound SSC team... Read more
James Dowling on CNN Fashion brands get serious about watches TimeZone’s very own James Dowling is interviewed in this CNN Money segment, “Fashion brands get serious about watches”. In this video segment, James discusses in-depth how iconic fashion and jewellery houses like Louis Vuitton, Hermès and Harry Winston are... Read more
President Clinton visits the Shinola Factory in Detroit President Clinton on a factory tour with Willie Holley of Shinola Earlier today, President Bill Clinton visited the Shinola factory in Midtown Detroit. During the visit, President Clinton met Shinola’s watchmakers and craftspeople and toured the factory and newly built leather... Read more