WatchTime June 2017

WatchTime June 2017 +++ Omega Speedmaster Moonphase +++ SIHH Special Report +++ Tests: Patek Philippe - World Time Chronograph, Tudor - Heritage Black Bay Dark, Jaeger-LeCoultre - Memovox +++


Baume & Mercier, Bulgari, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Omega, Patek Philippe, Seiko, Tudor, Ulysse Nardin


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WatchTime June 2017: Ulysse Nardin, Bulgari, Patek Philippe, Tudor, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Omega, Baume & Mercier, Seiko, Montblanc
WatchTime June 2017: Ulysse Nardin, Bulgari, Patek Philippe, Tudor, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Omega, Baume & Mercier, Seiko, Montblanc Publisher's Letter: Sara Orlando Editor's Letter: Roger Ruegger Contents WatchTime June 2017 Contents WatchTime June 2017 Contents WatchTime June 2017 WatchTime June 2017: Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch WatchTime June 2017: Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch


  • MOONSTRUCK By Jens Koch | This Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch has a moon-phase display and a co-axial movement. Is this a meeting of features that naturally belong together? We subject the new model to our rigorous test.


  • DEEP BLACK By Alexander Krupp | A black watch is perfect for diving in deep dark waters, and it looks great on dry land, too. We test Tudor’s popular model in a new, black version: the Heritage Black Bay Dark.
  • A NEW ROAD TO ROME By Roger Ruegger | Bulgari’s Octo Roma is the latest interpretation of the brand’s iconic octagonal case.
  • MODERN WORLD TRAVELER By Martina Richter | Reference 5930 from Patek Philippe combines a patented world-time mechanism with an in-house, self-winding chronograph caliber. We take a close look at the new World Time Chronograph with a white-gold case and an updated blue guillocheĢ dial.
  • RESONANT REMINDER By Jens Koch | When Jaeger-LeCoultre created the Memovox with built-in alarm in 1950, it gave birth to a watch that went on to become a classic. Now there’s a new edition of this historical model.
  • ELEGANT SOLUTIONS By Martina Richter | What is the essence of elegance? We compare dress watches from Frédérique Constant, Longines and Montblanc that offer three very different answers.


  • SIHH 2017 The 27th edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva reached a new record number of 30 exhibiting brands and, for the first time, opened its doors to the public. We have selected some of the watchmaking highlights that debuted during the prestigious show.
  • VICTORY LAP By Roger Ruegger | Montblanc’s most important launch at SIHH 2017 was the redesigned TimeWalker collection, a contemporary interpretation of the rich history of stopwatches developed by Minerva for motor races.
  • DESIGNED FOR MINIMAL RESISTANCE By Roger Ruegger | Baume & Mercier put automotive designer Peter Brock in the driver’s seat for the design of its newest Shelby Cobra Chronograph models.
  • DÉJÀ VU ALL OVER AGAIN By Joe Thompson | Ten years after the groundbreaking Inno-Vision 1 concept watch, Ulysse Nardin unveils InnoVision 2.
  • TIME MACHINES By Jens Koch | A classic car is a time machine into the past. But what about the smaller machines that measure time’s passage? Which watches would harmonize best with a vintage car’s styling. Fortunately, the retro trend in watches is bigger than ever.
  • FOCUSED ON JAPAN’S FINEST By Nitin Nair | Gerald Donovan is a Dubai-based photographer, who has obsessively hunted down vintage Grand Seiko timepieces to put together a unique set of watches that showcases the cult Japanese watch’s history between 1960 and 1974.
  • STOPWATCHES AT THE TOP By Alexander Krupp | Looking for a chronograph with a completely in-house-manufactured movement? Here are some of the industry’s top picks.


  • ON WATCHTIME.COM A glimpse at what’s on our site to keep you up to date on the latest watch news
  • WORLD OF WATCHTIME See the global reach of WatchTime and its partners
  • WATCHTALK A new line of Ingenieurs from IWC and RGM’s chess-inspired timepieces
  • WATCHLIST An array of luxurious new watches for women
  • BRAND NEW A selection of new models
  • FACETIME A photo mélange of readers and their watches
  • LAST MINUTE Is it time to start worrying about the Swiss watch industry?

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