- MAKING IT NEW The Luminor 1950 3 Days 47 mm is a nearreplica of a coveted vintage Panerai. Inside, though, is a new in-house movement. How do case and caliber fare under our close scrutiny?
TESTS & REVIEWS
- AND BABY MAKES THREE With the launch of Reference 5204 this year, Patek Philippe completes its trilogy of in-house chronograph movements.
- 100 POINTS OF TIME We take a close look at TAG Heuer’s unusual Carrera Mikrograph 1/100, a watch with two separate escapements.
- ABOVE THE CLOUDS Whether in the air or on the ground, the Zenith Pilot Big Date Special is always at home. We put this high flyer through our rigorous test.
- TOUGH TIME This two-time-zone watch from Mühle-Glashütte is rugged enough for any off-road journey. How did it stand up to WT’s rough-and-tumble test?
- PILOT PROJECTS TAG Heuer’s jet pilot turned physicist Guy Sémon is designing mechanical chronographs that measure time to the millisecond and beyond.
- BABIN AT EASE TAG Heuer’s on-the-go CEO (and former aidede-camp to Admiral Philippe de Gaulle) talks about his life, his career, and why he’s not harried by the hairspring shortage.
- JOURNE’S JOURNEY François-Paul Journe made a tourbillon watch at age 24. Six years later came his Breguet-style Pendule Sympathique. And he was just warming up.
- FIRST BASE MAN Luc Perramond, CEO of La Montre Hermès, talks about the firm’s first proprietary caliber, an automatic base caliber, and his moves to integrate the company vertically.
- CONTROLLED CHAOS For a couple of seconds every hour, the dial looks like a mess, but then all is made clear. Meet the Harry Winston Opus XI.
- A DAY AT THE WATCH SPA WatchTime goes behind the scenes to see what happens when a watch is serviced.
- HEART THROB The hairspring and the balance combine to form the heart of a watch. With the main maker of hairsprings, Nivarox, reducing deliveries, how will watch manufacturers cope?
- SPEAK EASY A guide to tongue-twisting watch-brand names
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- EDITOR’S LETTER
- ON WATCHTIME.COM A glimpse at what’s on our website
- WATCHTALK How a child’s toy solved Montblanc’s milliseconds challenge; eight journalists play watchmaker for a day; Richemont has its best year ever; and more
- THE TICKER The global watch exports edition
- WATCH QUIZ Timing the Olympics
- FACE TIME A photo mélange of readers and their watches
- LAST MINUTE Why Richemont’s Johann Rupert feels like he’s dining on a volcano