WatchTime Apr 2011

We test the latest version of Rolex’s classic Explorer, originally made for a Mount Everest expedition, now with a larger case and new caliber.

Brands

Carrera, Hublot, Omega, Rolex, TAG Heuer

Topics

Feature, Interview, Knowledge, Review, Watchmakers

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USM1102

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WatchTime April 2011
WatchTime April 2011

COVER STORY THE CLIMBER’S TIMER

We test the latest version of Rolex’s classic Explorer, originally made for a Mount Everest expedition, now with a larger case and a new caliber.


WATCH TESTS SPEED DREAMIN’

The latest version of TAG Heuer’s racinginspired Carrera has a brand-new movement. We take the Carrera 1887 Chronograph for a spin.


MASTER MAKEOVER

Omega’s Seamaster Aqua Terra is the latest watch to be upgraded to the brand’s in-house Caliber 8500. How does the new timepiece fare under WatchTime’s exacting scrutiny?


SHOWCASE: GENEVA WATCH FAIRS 2011 REBOUND!

A luxury watch boom in the Far East has Swiss watch companies scrambling to keep up with surging demand.


THE NEW WATCHES

A portfolio of watches introduced at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie and the satellite shows in Geneva


FEATURES THE NEW, NEW HUBLOT

The 2005 launch of the Big Bang gave Hublot a new lease on life. Now the company is transforming itself once again


ROLAND MURPHY’S AMERICAN WAY

Making a watch movement in Switzerland is one thing. Making one in the U.S.A. is quite another. Just ask RGM’s Roland Murphy.


THE TESTING GROUND

A Swiss chronometer isn’t a Swiss chronometer until COSC, the official Swiss testing institute, says it is. We examine the organization’s stringent testing process.


DEPARTMENTS & COLUMNS EDITOR’S LETTER READERS’ FORUM

Reaction to jumbo watches, mercury-free batteries, the Fine Cars column, WatchTime’s iPad edition, and more.


WATCHTALK

Swiss watch exports; watch-company results; TAG Heuer’s latest offering; Inside Basel/Geneva; and more


WATCH QUIZ

Pilots’ watches and other flight-related timepieces


FINE CARS

If you thought you’d never drive a Ford SUV, the new Explorer might change your mind.


FINE PENS

The Caran d’Ache Varius has always been balanced and finely crafted; now in ceramic, it’s even more so.


FINE SPIRITS

New botanical blends bring that classic spirit, gin, into the 21st century.


FINE CIGARS

Dos Capas cigars, with two different-colored leaves rolled into one wrapper, are cool to look at, but how do they taste?


FACE TIME

A photo mélange of readers and their watches


LAST MINUTE

A reporter at the Geneva watch fairs shares his notes.

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