WatchTime June 2019

Grand Seiko: The New Collection +++ SIHH 2019: Roger W. Smith +++ Test: Patek Philippe Aquanaut Chronograph +++ Test: IWC Timezoner

Brands

IWC, Patek Philippe, Seiko

Topics

Feature, Interview, Knowledge, Review, Watchmakers

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USM1903

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WatchTime June 2019

COVER STORY

GRAND ENTRANCE
By Roger Ruegger and Logan R. Baker | The premium Japanese brand Grand Seiko started the year off with an impressive show of force. We look at some of the highlights launched shortly before and during Baselworld.

SIHH 2019

TIME FOR TRANSITION
By Roger Ruegger | The Geneva-based show’s new concept is starting to pay off, attracting more visitors than ever before. It also revealed the first trends in watchmaking for 2019, which we highlight in this section.

TESTS & REVIEWS

SHADES OF GRAY
By Mark Bernardo | We spent some time with the steel-cased, blue-gray-dialed version of Carl F. Bucherer’s Manero Flyback, which combines elegant aesthetics with practical functionality.

AQUA STOP
By Martina Richter | Patek Philippe now offers the Aquanaut with a chronograph movement. This sporty complication fits perfectly in the company’s increasingly youthful, dynamic collection. But how does it perform in real life conditions?

CHANGE OF COURSE
By Martina Richter | IWC’s Timezoner was developed to be an ideal travel companion. A quick spin of the bezel suffices to show a new time zone, and a built-in flyback chronograph makes this an exceptional timepiece at a reasonable price.

LIFE IN THE FAST LANE
By Logan R. Baker | Reservoir is a brand on the rise thanks to its distinctive automotive styling that uses a retrograde minute and jump hour display to convey its high-octane message.

RESURFACED
By Alexander Krupp | With the DS PH200M, Certina raises one of its early divers’ watches up to the surface. Not only is the design historical, the construction is too.

TWO FOR THE ROAD
By Nitin Nair | The Fastback GT Mirage and Bandit are two new models from Gorilla Watches that pay homage to two classic motoring legends. How did the pair fare in our long-term review?

BEAUTIFULLY BICOMPAX
By Jens Koch | We compared three elegant chronographs from Frederique Constant, Stowa and Staudt. Visually, they all benefit from a symmetrical dial layout and lack of a date window, but is there more than just a pretty face?

FEATURES

GREAT BRITON
By Nitin Nair | Once an apprentice to the revered George Daniels, Roger W. Smith is considered the greatest British watchmaker today.

POSITIVE RESONANCE
By Jens Koch | Armin Strom has designed and built the Masterpiece 1 Dual Time Resonance, a wristwatch with two movements whose balances are connected by a resonance spring.

A SILICON STATE OF THE UNION
By Logan R. Baker | Antimagnetic or bust? An in-depth look at the progression of silicon in watchmaking

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