WATCHTIME CELEBRATES 20 YEARS
20 YEARS, 20 STORIES
Compiled by Logan R. Baker | While reflecting on two decades of watch coverage, we compiled a selection of what we believe are the 20 most important events in the industry.
By Roger Ruegger | A look at WatchTime’s transformation from “The magazine of fine watches” to “America’s #1 watch magazine”
TWO DECADES OF QUOTABLE NOTABLES
By Mark Bernardo | Scanning the WatchTime celebrity archives, we’re struck by how the watch collecting bug has infected so many notable people in so many walks of life.
TESTS & REVIEWS
By Martina Richter | Grand Seiko’s SBGA229 divers’ watch combines traditional mechanical watchmaking and the precision of electronic timekeeping. This is made possible by Spring Drive technology, developed by Seiko, and the result is an authentic divers’ watch with a unique inner life.
HITTING THE ROAD
By Jens Koch | The Pilot Travel Time is designed to be the ideal travelers’ companion. Can this new model – inspired by lesserknown Patek Philippe pilot watches – meet the claim?
ALL SYSTEMS GO
By Logan R. Baker | G-Shock has positioned itself further upmarket in recent years. The MTG-B1000 is a premier example of how the company is balancing its reputation of function and value with new premium pricing.
BACK ON TRACK
By Alexander Krupp | Watch collectors journey through time as soon as they lay their eyes on the new Tissot Heritage 1973, which references a decade when fearless drivers risked their lives on racetracks.
By Alexander Krupp | Omega is introducing its newest Seamaster Diver 300M – larger, and in new materials. The classic has become a diving titan.
By Jens Koch | Innovative cold protection techniques made the first Arktis a technological trailblazer when it debuted in 1999. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Sinn is launching a new and improved version.
TIME TO MOVE 2019
By Roger Ruegger | Time to Create: A first look at the Swatch Group’s novelties for 2019
HOW GREEN IS MY WATCH
By Maria-Bettina Eich | Sustainability is the topic of the hour. But how committed is the watch industry to ethical and ecological responsibility?
RACING THROUGH THE DECADES: THE TAG HEUER MONACO CELEBRATES 50 YEARS
By Mark Bernardo | For its semi-centennial, the legendary racing chronograph is reimagined in the styles of five distinctive eras.
TOOLS FOR THE DEPTH
By Jens Koch | Dive watches from Rolex are highly sought after. And it’s no wonder with such an exciting history, a number of noteworthy collaborations, unique designs and robust, accurate in-house movements.
A SWISS-ITALIAN FAMILY AFFAIR
By Roger Ruegger | In 2019, the professional dive watch specialist Squale celebrates its 60th anniversary with a new limited edition.
DEPARTMENTS & COLUMNS
Timepieces from Vacheron Constantin, Ulysse Nardin, Laurent Ferrier, Armin Strom, and more
Made in America: Timex American Documents
- 20 Auction-Packed Years by John Reardon, Founder, Collectability LLC And Senior International Consultant, Christie's Watche
THE LAST WORD
Roger Ruegger talks with Mühle-Glashütte CEO Thilo Mühle