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Joachim Loew and his IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph by Jessica Head coach Joachim Loew of Germany wore his IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph throughout the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. He wore it during training sessions, press conferences, Quarter-Final and Semi-Final matches and, ultimately, the Final match. At... Read more
A private collector graciously allowed me to play with some of his timepieces to photograph and review for TimeZone. He owns 16 exceptional timepieces and regularly wears each of them. He considers the platinum Invention Piece 1 to be one of his favourites for its creativity, craftsmanship, exclusivity and... Read more
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Cylindrique à Quantième Perpétuel Jubilee is fitted with the new JLC Calibre 985 automatic movement that combines a flying tourbillon with a cylindrical balance-spring. The new 42mm pink gold case frames a beautifully grained and layered silver-tone dial. The perpetual calendar indications are... Read more
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
Live Photos & Videos of Jaquet Droz at Baselworld 2014 Jessica Grande Seconde Tourbillon Aventurine Jaquet Droz has long mastered the use of aventurine for some of its most elegant dials and, this year, combines the sparkly mineral in a Grande Seconde Tourbillon. The center of the dial is... 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
Live Photos: Introducing the Dubey & Schaldenbrand Structure Jessica For 2014, the independent boutique brand Dubey & Schaldenbrand provides TimeZone with an exclusive look at its new “Structure” chronograph with complete calendar and moon phase. The day and month windows are located inside the 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock,... 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
Live Basel Photos: Breva Forecasts Weather & Altitude on the Wrist Jessica From the onset, Vincent Dupontreué was determined to launch a watch company that offered entirely new complications. He was not content to run another “me too” Swiss watch company that made different variations of the same movements.... Read more
Live Photos: Glashütte Original at Baselworld 2014 Jessica For 2014, Glashütte Original celebrates the chronograph and its new manufacture Calibre 37 column wheel chronograph movement made entirely in Glashütte. With a 70-hour power reserve, the new movement features the longest power reserve for the manufactory and is especially notable... Read more
Live Photos: Christophe Claret Maestoso at Basel 2014 Jessica At Basel, Christophe Claret officially launched two new watches, the Margot and the Maestoso. Margot is the brand’s first ladies timepiece with a “He loves me, he loves me not” complication of a daisy petal and sentiments window. Maestoso is... 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
Christophe Claret Margot at Basel 2014 Jessica Margot is Christophe Claret’s first timepiece developed specifically for ladies. This remarkable timepiece features a blue mother-of-pearl outer dial that frames a three dimensional inner dial of daisy petals. The pusher at 2 o’clock causes a petal or two to disappear in... 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
Live Photos: Breitling at Baselworld 2014 Jessica Breitling is celebrating its 130th year anniversary as an independent, family-run watchmaker. For 2014, Breitling is focusing on individualising its emblematic Navitimer and Chronomat collections by offering visual and technical diversity to existing models, as well as trending towards slightly larger case... Read more
Live Photos: Breguet at Baselworld 2014 Jessica For 2014, our friends at Breguet introduce two mens timepieces and four ladies timepieces. First, with the Classique Tourbillon Quantième Perpétuel 3797, Breguet makes a bold design shift by adding a three-dimensional sapphire crystal chapter disc to the dial. Not only does... Read more
Live Photos: Girard-Perregaux at Baselworld 2014 Jessica During Baselworld 2014, TimeZone presented Girard-Perregaux with the 2013 Watch of the Year Award for its outstanding Constant Escapement L.M. After the award presentation, Girard-Perregaux introduced the full range of its newest creations: Vintage 1945 XXL Blue Vintage 1945 XXL Large Date... Read more
A Conversation with Shinji Hattori, President & CEO of Seiko
A Conversation with Shinji Hattori, President & CEO of Seiko A conversation in March 2014 by Jessica During Baselworld 2014, TimeZone met with Shinji Hattori, President & CEO of Seiko Watch Corporation (Seiko). Mr. Hattori is the great-grandson of Kintaro Hattori, who founded Seiko in 1881. From an early... Read more
Basel 2014: Introducing the MB&F Legacy Machine N°1 Xia Hang Jessica It’s always fun to visit MB&F to see what’s cooking in the concept lab. This year, we got to play with the Legacy Machine N°1 Xia Hang (LM1 Xia Hang). Maximilian Büsser & Friends have taken the iconic... Read more
Scenes from the Hermès “A Moment in Time” Launch Party Jessica During Baselworld 2014, Montres Hermès hosted “A Moment in Time” cocktail dinner to officially launch its latest watch models. Hundreds of guests attended the launch event at the Brasilea Arts Centre, a converted ship engine factory located in... Read more
At the 10th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance with Panerai Jessica The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance celebrated its tenth year anniversary with a display of over 150 cars in 32 classes. Originally started as the, “La Jolla Motor Car Classic”, five years later the show grew into an internationally... Read more
Live Photos: Maurice Lacroix at Baselworld 2014 Jessica For 2014, Maurice Lacroix presents a number of impressive new models from the avant-garde to the sportif. The Masterpiece collection is the top of the pyramid at Maurice Lacroix. The Masterpiece collection offers inventive, clean designs with one of over a... Read more
Achieving the Impossible: The Rolex Red & Blue Cerachrom Bezel Insert Jessica In the beginning, there was red and blue. From its launch in 1955, the Rolex GMT-Master emerged as a convenient travel watch with smashing good looks. It had a rotating 24-hour red and blue bezel, and an... Read more
Live Photos: Ulysse Nardin at Baselworld 2014 Jessica For 2014, Ulysse Nardin unveils two exceptional musical timepieces. The first exceptional timepiece is the Imperial Blue minute repeating watch with carillon Westminster chime with four hammers on four gongs suspended from a blue sapphire crystal bridge. The timepiece looks as... Read more
Hands-on with the Ulysse Nardin Skeleton Tourbillon Manufacture Jessica Although released last year at Baselworld 2013, we thought the forum might enjoy these outstanding hands-on photos by Paul Boutros of the Skeleton Tourbillon Manufacture from the Ulysse Nardin Exceptional Collection. The skeletonised Caliber UN-170 manual wind movement is outstanding... Read more