WatchTime June 2010

The Movement Factory: Inside Rolex +++ Tests: Panerai Luminor 3 Days GMT, Parmigiani Pershing Chronograph, Raymond Weil Jumping Hour +++ Jaeger-LeCoultre's Groundbreaking Grande Sonnerie

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WatchTime June 2010

COVER STORY

  • INSIDE ROLEX BIENNE | On a rare tour of Rolex’s movementmanufacturing complex, WatchTime witnesses the making of the Cosmograph Daytona Caliber 4130.

WATCH TESTS

  • TIME JUMPER | An examination of Raymond Weil’s strikingly designed Don Giovanni Cosi Grande Jumping Hour
  • BOAT HOROLOGY | We test Parmigiani’s Pershing Chronograph 005, the fruit of the watch brand’s partnership with the prestigious Italian yacht builder.
  • NAVAL GAZING | Panerai’s Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT, inspired by a vintage watch used by the Italian Navy, features the brand’s recently introduced P.9001 in-house movement.

BASELWORLD 2010 SHOWCASE

  • ON THE MEND | The Swiss watch industry has not recovered from the Great Recession of 2009. But Baselworld showed that it is recuperating.
  • THE NEW WATCHES | Part one of WatchTime’s annual report on the cavalcade of new timepieces introduced at the world’s premier watch fair. Plus: concept watches, new calibers and unorthodox complications that had show visitors buzzing.

FEATURES

  • CHIME AND CHIME AGAIN | Inside the complicated mechanism that allows Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Hybris Mechanica à Grande Sonnerie to achieve its distinctive sound.
  • THE ARTISAN IN THE ALPS | Headquartered far from the usual Swiss watch centers, independent watchmaker Beat Haldimann takes pride in making timepieces that are distinctively his own.
  • AS THE WORLD TURNS | How useful is a watch that shows all 24 world time zones on its bezel? We reviewed five with manufacture movements to find out.

DEPARTMENTS & COLUMNS

  • EDITOR’S LETTER
  • READERS’ FORUM
  • WATCHTALK James Bond’s watches on exhibit, new numbers on Swiss watch production, which brands spent the most ad dollars in 2009, and more
  • WATCH QUIZ Test your knowledge of American watch companies past and present.
  • FINE CARS The new Rolls-Royce Ghost offers a spirited driving experience.
  • FINE PENS Why the Lamy Dialog 3’s unique mix of features is causing buzz
  • FINE SPIRITS Small-batch and single-barrel bourbons have won over whiskey connoisseurs.
  • FINE CIGARS A vertical tasting reveals flavor nuances in different sizes of the same cigar.
  • FACE TIME A photo mélange of readers and their watches
  • LAST MINUTE The cataclysm that wasn’t: How Swiss brands survived the crisis.