WatchTime Jun 2012

We tested two versions of Omega’s famous Speedmaster Moonwatch. Which scored better?


Carl F. Bucherer, Girard-Perregaux, Omega


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WatchTime June 2012
WatchTime June 2012


  • HOW HIGH THE MOONS? We tested two versions of Omega’s famous Speedmaster Moonwatch. Which scored better?
  • ROCKET WATCH When Omega introduced the Speedmaster in 1957, no one imagined that it would later accompany a parade of space pioneers to the moon.
  • SPACE FACES Ever since the first moon landing, Omega has been issuing Speedmaster Moonwatches commemorating major space missions.


  • SPECIAL RESERVE The Patravi EvoTec’s elaborately crafted black dial now has a colorful power-reserve display. How well does this watch perform in everyday use?
  • TIME AND AGAIN Girard-Perregaux’s Vintage 1945 XXL brings modern styling and technology to a World War II-era classic. Here, we see how well it stands our test of time.


  • SWITZERLAND’S BIG MO Last year was Switzerland’s best-ever year for watch sales. This one will be, too.
  • THE NEW WATCHES Our annual roundup of new watches from the world’s biggest watch fair
  • OFF THE BEATEN TRACK And now for something completely different ...
  • BASELWORLD BUZZ: CITIZEN, ARNOLD, AND LA JOUX-PERRET Citizen’s purchase of Swiss mechanical movement producer La Joux-Perret and the Arnold & Son brand spawned a frenzy of speculation. What, inquiring Swiss minds wanted to know, is Citizen up to?
  • THE BASEL BEAT A reporter’s notes on the really big show


  • MEET SASCHA MOERI Sascha Moeri took the reins at Carl F. Bucherer in 2010. Where is he taking the brand? We traveled to the tiny Swiss town of Sainte-Croix to find out.
  • HARD TIMERS Hublot is using a new, very hard gold alloy to make some of its watch cases.


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  • READERS’ FORUM Submariner memories, watches as investments, and more
  • WATCHTALK Audemars Piguet celebrates the Royal Oak’s 40th birthday; a watchmaker crafts a timepiece using tools and techniques from all of watch history; Swiss watch exports set a new record; and more
  • THE TICKER Patek Philippe by the numbers
  • WATCH QUIZ Think you know chronos? Find out with this quiz.
  • FACE TIME A photo mélange of readers and their watches
  • LAST MINUTE U.S. ad spending by watch brands rose 16 percent last year, a sign that the watch market is recovering.

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