WatchTime October 2016

WatchTime's October issue 2016. IWC Testing the Top Gun Miramar. Inside the Audemars Piguet Supersonnerie. And many more ...


Audemars Piguet, Breitling, Carl F. Bucherer, Hermès, IWC, Montblanc, Panerai, TAG Heuer, Tissot, Zenith


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WatchTime October 2016:
WatchTime October 2016: PUBLISHER’S Letter: Sara Orlando EDITOR’S Letter: Roger Ruegger Content: SPECIAL CHRONOGRAPH SECTION Content: Content:


  • FROM SURFACE TO AIR By Alexander Krupp | We test IWC’s new Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Miramar, suited for both airborne and terrestrial adventures.
  • TRIPLE PLAY By Jens Koch | Three contenders from Breitling, TAG Heuer and Zenith vie for the top score in our comparative chronograph test.
  • TAG HEUER’S TOP CHRONOGRAPHS By Gisbert L. Brunner | No brand is better known for chronographs than TAG Heuer. We present a sampling of some of the best-known ones.
  • ANNUAL CHECK-UP By Martina Richter | We take the pulse of Montblanc’s chronograph cum annual calendar, the Heritage Chronométrie Chronograph Quantième Annuel.
  • WEIGHING IN By Alexander Krupp | Tissot’s PRS 516 Automatic Chronograph tips the scales at more than half a pound. Is this heavyweight a champ?
  • SETTING SAIL By Jens Koch | Regatta chronographs are specifically designed to time sailing competitions. Here, a look at three of them.



  • A PARED-DOWN PANERAI By Martina Richter | We take a close look at the latest Panerai Radiomir 1940 with a new, in-house movement and a thinner, titanium case.
  • A WEEK WITH THE CARL F. BUCHERER PATRAVI TRAVELTEC II By Mark Bernardo | We spend some quality time with the new Patravi Traveltec II at the Baselworld watch fair.
  • OUT OF THE ORDINARY By Martina Richter | We examine the Slim d’Hermès Perpetual Calendar, which has a complex yet thin calendar mechanism and a specially designed typeface on its dial.


  • SAVING CITIZEN BREGUET By Joe Thompson | In Paris in 1793, world history and watch history intersected when a giant of the French Revolution saved a giant of horology.
  • BECOMING PART OF THE MOVEMENT By Roger Ruegger | If rarity is what you’re after, Roger Dubuis offers a unique approach to personalizing your timepiece.
  • PURSUING PERFECT SOUND: THE AUDEMARS PIGUET SUPERSONNERIE By Regina Walker | After years of research, Audemars Piguet has introduced what it says is the best-sounding minute repeater in the world.
  • KARI ON By Norma Buchanan | Watchmaker Kari Voutilainen has become a celebrity to an elite group of collectors in search of one-of-a-kind and very-small-series pieces.


  • 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.
  • READERS’ FORUM Comments on our pilots’ watch chronology, the prices of the watches we cover, and more
  • WATCHTALK The Swiss-watch export slowdown, Piaget’s new steel sports watch, Panerai’s latest Luminor, and more
  • WATCH QUIZ Name the watch-industry big-wigs
  • BRAND NEW A portfolio of 12 new models from a range of brands
  • FACETIME A photo mélange of readers and their watches
  • LAST MINUTE Should watch companies enter the wearables market?

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