WatchTime June 2018

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  • CHASING NOSTALGIA By Alexander Krupp | The Omega Speedmaster Racing Chronometer is in gear for a new generation of fans. We tested the current Speedmaster with a retro-inspired dial and the latest in watchmaking technology under the hood.
  • PILOTS’ HOURS By Martina Richter | Bell & Ross’s watches are inspired by the history of aviation. Legibility, reliability and precision lead the list of specs.
  • INGENIOUS INVENTIONS By Martina Richter | We test in-house Caliber 69375 in its newest, unlimited version, the IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Classic.
  • OPEN FOR BUSINESS By Mark Bernardo | Raymond Weil introduces its first proprietary movement, with an open-hearted dial-side regulator, in the simple-yet-complex Freelancer Calibre RW1212.
  • FUTURE READY By Neha S. Bajpai | Panerai continues marrying cutting-edge technology with traditional craftsmanship with its new, blue version of the Lo Scienziato.
  • ACCURACY IS EVERYTHING By Logan R. Baker | The Longines Conquest V.H.P. doubles down on the pursuit for Swiss precision.
  • HIGH FLYING EYE By Martina Richter | Inspired by a chronograph from the 1930s, the Longines Avigation BigEye unites aviation history and modern watchmaking.
  • HIGH-TECH CLASSIC By Jens Koch | Tissot’s affordably priced Ballade Powermatic 80 COSC has classical styling and a modern mechanical movement with a
    silicon hairspring.
  • DOUBLE DECKER By Martina Richter | The Zenith El Primero has taken a quantum leap, shifting the measurement of short intervals from 1/10th to 1/100th of a
    122 second. It’s housed in the Defy, loaded with technical features.


  • SIHH 2018: A 360-DEGREE EXPERIENCE By Roger Ruegger | The 28th edition of the prestigious Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in January was bigger than ever. We present some watchmaking highlights that debuted during the show.
  • INTERNATIONAL (WATCH CO.) MAN OF MYSTERY By Mark Bernardo | IWC’s in-house historian reveals how the company’s American founder, Florentine Ariosto Jones, revolutionized watchmaking.
  • HOW A CLASSIC BECOMES A COLLECTION By Mark Bernardo | An interview with Jaeger-LeCoultre Product Design Director Lionel Favre
  • THE SPIRIT OF MOUNTAINEERING By Roger Ruegger | We met with Montblanc CEO Nicolas Baretzki during SIHH to talk about the new watches.
  • ANGELO BONATI REFLECTS ON HIS BUILDING OF PANERAI By Roberta Naas | Bonati took some time with us to reflect on the challenges he conquered at the helm of one of the most successful watch brands in modern history.
  • ACCELERATOR By Roger Ruegger | We look at some of the current watches that resulted from collaborations between watch brands and car manufacturers
  • DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF HOROLOGICAL SHEEP? By Logan R. Baker | A look at Pierre Jaquet-Droz and his automata 
  • A LOOK INSIDE A GEARHEAD By Roger Ruegger | During Baselworld 2018, WatchTime sat down with watch authority and esteemed collector Jeff Kingston.


  • 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 Watches from Bulgari, TAG Heuer, Rado, Bell & Ross, Breitling, and more
  • WATCHLIST Undercover Wrist: Watches embracing camouflage
  • FACETIME A photo mélange of readers and their watches
  • THE LAST WORD Roger Ruegger talks with Lothar Schmidt, owner of German watch company Sinn

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