ENTERING A NEW DIMENSION
By Roger Ruegger | Bulgari celebrates the 10th anniversary of its
award-winning Octo collection with the Italian maison’s eighth
world record, the thinnest mechanical watch ever produced. Meet
the 1.8-mm thick Octo Finissimo Ultra.
TESTS & REVIEWS
By Jens Koch | Zenith built the El Primero, the world’s
most accurate chronograph, in 1969. But now the manufacture
has increased its beat frequency from 1/10th to 1/100th of a
second. We look at what the fastest mechanical watch can do.
By Martina Richter | With its classic round case, clean lines,
tidy dial and distinctive clous de Paris bezel, the Calatrava is a
fagship of the Geneva-based Patek Philippe manufacture.
Te latest model, with the famous guilloché fnish,
returns this decorative pattern to the limelight.
By Martina Richter | With the Seamaster Aqua Terra Ultra Light,
Omega put its focus on a sporty look and light weight.
Te hand-wound movement is Omega’s frst titanium caliber —
and no easy feat. We put this watch to our test.
TIME AND TIDES
By Martina Richter | Oris is involved in “Change for the Better”
projects around the world, including at the Wadden Sea, called
“Dat Watt.” We traveled there and tested the Oris Dat Watt,
a limited-edition dive watch that tracks the lunar cycle and
tides of the northern hemisphere.
WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE
By Martina Richter | Te ebb and fow of the tides determine the
rhythm of life on the coast. We went out and about at the
Wadden Sea with tide watches from Sinn Spezialuhren
and Wempe Glashütte i/SA.
50 YEARS OF MAKING THINGS BETTER
By Roger Ruegger | In 2022, Porsche Design is paying tribute
to some of its most iconic product creations. Among them is a
faithful re-edition of “the frst all-black chronograph” from 1972,
the legendary Chronograph 1.
CELEBRATING A CLASSIC
By Roger Ruegger | In 2022, the American watchmaker’s
30th anniversary, RGM added a striking blue dial version of its
vintage-inspired Model 600. We went hands on with the
bicompax pilots’ chronograph.
THE GREAT WATCH CLIMB
By Roberta Naas | In the past decade, we have witnessed more
and more professional climbers and explorers tackle the world’s
tallest and most treacherous mountains wearing rugged
timepieces designed to withstand unfathomable extremes. It is a
phenomenon, though, that will reach far into the future.
BY LAND, BY SEA AND IN THE AIR
By Jens Koch | IWC and Breitling are best known for their pilots’
watches, but they’re ready for action just about anywhere.
By Jens Koch | When the Royal Oak debuted in 1972, it was
the frst steel luxury sports watch. Tis year, Audemars Piguet
refreshes the icon and introduces new manufacture movements.
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THE LAST WORD
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general partner, Nomos Glashütte