A Look at the JEANRICHARD Aeroscope Collection Before I start packing my camera bag and polishing my shoes for SIHH, I wanted to share a quick look at the JEANRICHARD Aeroscope. After all, no sports watch range is complete without a chronograph! Like the Terrascope, the brand’s staple time-only... Read more
Review: Glashutte Original Senator Panorama Date Moonphase by KEVIN GOODMAN It seems that around November or December our thoughts seem to gravitate towards the upcoming watch trade shows (SIHH and Basel) in Switzerland. Our anticipation harbors both hopes and fears. The hope that our favorites will be upgraded or... Read more
An evening with Blancpain & Timezone Blancpain & Timezone co-hosted a holiday party this past Monday, and, as you might expect, a good time was definitely had by all. Of course, how could that be anything but the case when one is surrounded with amazing watches, good friends and... Read more
Loupe System: An Owner’s Impressions Amr Sindi 17 December 2013 Allow me to share with you the most game-changing horological item I’ve acquired this year, the Loupe System. Like many of you I’m sure, I’ve received my fair share of branded loupes from my AD and brand events over... Read more
Meeting Vincent Calabrese: Inventor of the Corum Golden Bridge by Jessica 13 December 2013 Corum and Vincent Calabrese recently concluded their “Walk Through The Golden Bridge” tour in New York, Miami and Los Angeles. TimeZone had an exclusive opportunity to spend the day with the Corum team and legendary... Read more
The Bell & Ross BR126 Blackbird Edward Hahn Pilot Brian Shul in the SR-71. Much has been written about the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird aircraft. Designed in the early 60s, it still remains the fastest manned air-breathing aircraft (at least that we know about), with an official top recorded speed... Read more
Anouk and Oliver, co-founders and inspiration behind Revelation Watch Company Unknown to many a Watch Idiot Savant like you or I but very well known within the industry, Anouk Danthe and partner Oliver Leu – a design duo with decades of experience in wristwatch creation who collaborated on a... Read more
Day Two at the Rolex Factory: Dial Making We were up bright and early and on the bus by 9am for our trip to the third of the firm’s Geneva factories at Chene-Bourg. Long, but slim, the factory is squeezed between the road & a railway line, and obviously... Read more
  On November 12 I had the opportunity to visit the H. Moser & Cie. factory and museum, located in the German part of Switzerland, in the canton of Schaffhausen.   I was fortunate enough to spend some time with the new Chief Executive Officer of H. Moser &... Read more
Hi All; Day One at Rolex Part VI – Raw Materials & How Rolex Smelts its Gold; Previously we went back from finished watches to parts; now we are going to go even further back; to the raw materials. Unlike any other watch company in Switzerland; Rolex smelt their... Read more
Review: Linde Werdelin Spidolite II Titanium Blue LE Jorge Merino 27 November 2013 I recently had the opportunity to review the Linde Werdelin Spidolite II Titanium Blue, done in titanium with blue dial. I took it with me to Geneva a few weeks back. Unpacking the watch, my first... Read more
Simon Michlmayr, founder The Meridian Watch Company You may recall my interview from 2012 with Simon Michlmayr from the Meridian Watch Company where we discussed the founding of the company, the ethos behind his watches and their plans for the future. I was extremely impressed by both the man... Read more
A couple weeks back, we said goodnight to the forever lights of New York City And rose early the next day for the umpteenth edition of the Timezone Watch Walk NYC. Let’s get to steppin’ We’ve been leading Watch Walk NYC for five years, and will likely have to... Read more
Hi All; Our first visit was to Rolex Accacia, or Rolex World Headquarters Geneva, which, as well as being the administrative hub for the firm is also where all final assembly and testing takes place. After our coats were taken, we were accompanied through the vast reception area down... Read more
Messr. Raymond Weil is the company’s founder and remains its Chairman and honorary President. His vision of an independent, family-run Geneva watch company continues through the management by his son-in-law (Olivier Bernheim) and two grandsons (Pierre and Elie Bernheim). For 2013, Raymond Weil expands its mechanical watch offerings for... Read more
Just over two months ago, I shared with you my take on the recently resurrected JEANRICHARD brand (and how I think they’ve gotten it right this time around). When I posted that thread, I promised my fellow TZers a closer look at each collection, so today I’m starting with... Read more
Breguet officially reopened its Beverly Hills boutique and launched its worldwide Tourbillon Exhibition with a blowout party on Rodeo Drive. To mark the occasion, Breguet transformed the chic cobblestone street at 2 Rodeo Drive into a stylish cocktail party with endless bottles of champagne, signature drinks, gourmet food stations... Read more
La Dolce Vita Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park It’s been three years since the spectacular Cartier and America exhibition at the Legion of Honor. The exhibition was organised by Martin Chapman, curator in charge of European decorative arts and sculpture at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Mr.... Read more
In early 2013, The Henri Stern Watch Agency, Inc. (“HSWA”), the U.S. subsidiary of Patek Philippe SA, moved from 1 Rockefeller Plaza to a new office at 45 Rockefeller Plaza. The new headquarters are nearly 33,000 square feet and consolidate a state-of-the-art watchmaking workshop with the administrative offices of... Read more
A. Lange & Söhne Akademie in Napa Howard Parr 11 September 2013 Every year, a group of collectors and press are invited to participate in the Lange Akademie in Napa, California. My wife and I joined the group this past week, where we were treated to wine and food... Read more