Ask An Expert: What’s the Difference Between World Time and Dual Time Watches?

They both share a similar purpose, which is to track and display the time in another time zone. The difference is that a world timer displays multiple time zones simultaneously, whereas a dual timer indicates just two time zones.

For people who have business or personal connections around the globe, a world timer is a nice option because it tells you quickly what time it is where they are, so you can avoid doing the mental math to figure it out.

Quite a few brands offer this handy complication, and most take similar approaches by showing all 24 major time zones on the dial simultaneously. Many feature a rotating ring numbered from 1 to 24. When the ring turns, the numbers line up with a list of 24 cities to indicate the hour in each location. read more

Ask an Expert: What are the Differences Between Vertical and Horizontal Clutches in a Chronograph?

When you activate the chronograph, you’re engaging the clutch, which is a device that controls the transmission of energy to the chronograph mechanism. The two most common kinds of clutches are distinguished by the direction in which they move, either vertically or horizontally.

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With a horizontal clutch, the wheel that turns the main time display’s seconds hand pivots laterally to interlock with the gear that turns the chronograph’s seconds hand. Because one gear is moving and the other is stationary they don’t always mesh seamlessly, which is why you sometimes see the chronograph’s seconds hand wobble slightly when it starts. Also, when the chronograph is running, the drag generated by the horizontal clutch may result in a loss of amplitude that can cause a decrease in timekeeping accuracy. read more

A. Lange & Söhne Lange 31 Limited Edition Watch With 31-Day Power Reserve Hands-On

No fewer than 744 hours. That’s how long the power reserve for the A. Lange & Söhne Lange 31 watch is. While not a record in watchmaking (I believe the Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari has the longest power reserve on the market with 50 days), it is indeed a remarkable feat, and more so because it’s a piece that you can ostensibly actually wear every day for a month. This year at SIHH 2017, Lange released this limited edition version that has a white gold case and a gray dial. I always forget that the A. Lange & Söhne Lange 31 is in the Saxonia family, which is often seen as the entry point for the Glasshütte manufacture, but this is a model that is priced in line with their more complicated and pricier models at just around $150,000. read more

A. Lange & Söhne Little Lange 1 Moon Phase Ladies Watch On your Wrist

This new version of the small brand is now typically 1.7 mm. Polished gold case contrast elegant and elegant link, argente-coloured gold dial. Golden two satellites, the moon is also argente-colored disc model. Switzerland A Lange & Sohne astronomical complication of lunar orbit simulation Earth companions are so accurate that it only needs to correct one day every 122.6 years. Shiny gold-plated hands and decals emphasize the just-jumped asymmetrical dialing of the date display. Carefully arranged in the order of the color concept is the perfect complement to the white crocodile leather strap is a gold pin buckle. read more

Show You The A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Time Zone Honey Gold Limited Edition

Exclusive to Switzerland a. lundgren and Sohne, honey is A gold alloy of gold, is A cross between pink and gold, useful properties compared to the ordinary 18 k gold luster and hard. Having been used recently on two limited editions, the 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange” and little known Lange 1 Honey Gold, honey gold returns once again with the Lange 1 Time Zone Honey Gold – perhaps for the last time? read more

Show You Rattrapante Guide Part 1

All models presented feature two stopwatch mechanisms that allow the wearer to time two separate events at once. As usual we present a range of prices with these Guide models. Stay tuned tomorrow where we present more models as well. The word rattrapante sounds complicated, but the rare complication simply means a split-second chronograph. read more

High Quality A. Lange Sohne Grand Lange 1 “Lumen”

This very unique piece lights up in the dark and grabs your eye even in the daylight. The A. Lange & Sohne Grand Lange 1 “Lumen” is a 2013 200-piece limited edition from the watchmaker.


A. Lange & Sohne Grand Lange 1 “Lumen”

The watch is fairly thin at 40-millimeters, knowing how many functions this model holds. This watch continues on the legacy of the Zeitwerk Lumen and its design and precision have been approved upon. The date mechanism is even seen through its transparent dial. read more

Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic True Second – On the Wrist

Two weeks ago I spent the week with F.P. Journe’s high-end quartz creation, and then this past week, I’m back dabbling with Jaeger LeCoultre and another complication that can be a bit of a hard sell — the deadbeat seconds. I’m the first to admit that I — as with most of my fellow enthusiasts — am hardwired to love the delicate sweep of a mechanical seconds hand. The idea of a deadbeat, at a fundamental level, sounds convoluted, not to mention complicated for the sake of being complicated to most of us whose daily lives are by no means impacted by the accuracy of a ticking second hand. It would seem that my Week on the Wrist calendar has brought me a pair of challenging timepieces back-to-back. read more

Heritage Prepares Rolex, A. Lange Söhne, Patek Philippe Timepieces for Auction

Heritage Auctions estimates that this Rolex will sell for more than $100,000. By May 20 the watch had already been bid to $25,000 in the pre-live-auction period online at the auction house’s website: ha.com. A rare 1966 Rolex Ref. 6239 “Paul Newman” Cosmograph Daytona wristwatch is the principle enticement to collectors from Heritage Auctions this Thursday, May 26, in its Watches & Fine Timepieces Signature Auction to be held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. read more

Let’s Countdown To TimeCrafters 2016

As team iW arrived at 66th and Lexington this morning, we were greeted with the sound of hardware tools and looking at finishing touches at TimeCrafters 2016. All of our team was excited by the improved scope of the luxury watch show and excited to see all of the programming offered.

Walking around the booths, watches featured and discussed all year on our site and in our magazine are on display at the Park Avenue Armory from May 13-15. (Particularly excited about the Vacheron Constantin Reference 57260 and Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon). The 18 brands will show their best at TimeCrafters, and unless you travelled to Baselworld in March or were lucky enough to attend the trade-only SIHH in January, chances are you haven’t yet seen any of the debut 2016 timepieces that are shown. read more