De Bethune DB28 Maxichrono The DB28 Maxichrono marks a significant technological breakthrough in the history of chronographs. De Bethune’s patented absolute clutch system integrates both horizontal and vertical clutch systems to allow the different chronograph counters to function semi-autonomously. The chronograph seconds are governed by the new absolute clutch... Read more
Piaget Altiplano 900P The Piaget Altiplano 900P is neither entirely a hand-wound movement nor entirely a case. The elements are, in fact, merged into both to result in the world’s thinnest mechanical watch. The construction of the solid caseback doubles as a movement mainplate for the 145 total component... Read more
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine Ultra-Thin Calibre 1731 The Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine Ultra-Thin Calibre 1731 combines the complexity of a striking mechanism with the additional challenge of producing the thinnest minute repeater calibre and the thinnest minute repeater watch on the market. At just 3.90 and 8.09 mm thin,... Read more
2014 TIMEZONE WATCH OF THE YEAR FINALISTS The 2014 TimeZone Watch of the Year finalists represent the best timepieces of the year. The winner is chosen exclusively by the TimeZone community, the world’s largest community of wristwatch enthusiasts. Please post your vote here. A. Lange & Söhne RICHARD LANGE... Read more
Girard-Perregaux’s first production quartz watches Paul Delury In 1971, Girard-Perregeaux won the chronometer accuracy competition at the Observatoire de Neuchâtel against competitors from Switzerland and Japan. They did so with their newly developed quartz movement, the GP350. This was the first mass-produced quartz movement having a micro processor controlled... Read more
Asked & Answered Seiko Responds to TimeZone’s Seiko Forum James Dowling Prior to my Japan visit I asked the folks on the Seiko forum if they might have any questions for Mr. Hattori, CEO and Chairman of the Seiko Watch Company. We got almost 20 questions, but most of... Read more
Mr. Shinji Hattori, WAKO & The Seiko Museum An interview by James Mr. Shinji Hattori is the CEO & President of the Seiko Watch Company, but more importantly he holds the same positions in the parent company, Seiko Holdings, of which Seiko Watch Company is but a small part.... Read more
James goes to Japan: Seiko Factory Tour (Part 2) James Dowling The following morning I was up bright & early, met my Seiko escorts in the hotel lobby and made our way to the train station, after a 30 minute cross town journey we arrived at Shinjuku station where... Read more
TimeZone joins Watchville for the latest watch news on your phone
TimeZone joins Watchville for the Latest Watch News & Articles on Your Phone Watchville is the world’s most popular app that aggregates the latest wristwatch headlines from all the top watch websites, magazines and blogs for easy mobile reading from your iPhone or Android phone. Easy, beautiful and seamless... Read more
Moonwatch Only a book review William Massena Once upon a time, in a faraway land called Switzerland, lived watchmakers who created a watch called the Omega Speedmaster. The NASA fairies selected the watch to go to the moon and the myth around it became legendary. The new book Moonwatch... Read more
A TimeZone Interview with Maria & Richard Habring about the Habring² Kaliber A11
A TimeZone Interview with Maria & Richard Habring about the Habring² Kaliber A11 An interview in November 2014 by William Massena TimeZone (TZ): Maria & Richard, you have recently launched your in-house movement. What has driven you to become completely independent? Maria & Richard Habring (H²): Well – it... Read more