The January-February issue of WatchTime is in stores now, featuring a test of Breitling’s Transocean Chronograph Unitime, an inside look at Rolex’s new movement manufacture in Bienne, an in-depth profile of Piaget, an investigation of the counterfeit watch epidemic, and more. Click here for highlights from the issue…
• In our cover feature, Jens Koch tests the Transocean Chronograph Unitime, Breitling’s innovative new timepiece that shows the world’s 24 major time zones at a glance, which is powered by a new manufacture movement based on the brand’s groundbreaking Caliber B01. Nik Schölzel provides the breathtaking original photography.
• In “Bigger Still,” technical editor Mike Disher takes a tour of Rolex’s new movement-manufacturing facility in Bienne, Switzerland and offers a behind-the-scenes look at its operations, along with numerous photos.
• In “Buyer Beware,” editor-in-chief Joe Thompson sits down with watch executives and representatives of the American Watch Association to get answers on how to deal with the proliferation of counterfeit watches, with a focus on the risks of buying over the Internet.
• Executive editor Norma Buchanan profiles Piaget and explores its undisputed position as the industry leader in ultra-slim mechanical watch movements in “The King of Thin,” and interviews iconoclastic English watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin in “Independent Trials.”
• Other watches getting the WatchTime once-over include the Roger Dubuis Chronograph La Monegasque (by Alexander Krupp and Schölzel); the Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Annual Calendar (by Julia Knaut and OK-Photography); and the Montblanc TimeWalker TwinFly Chronograph and Bulgari Gefica (both by Martina Richter and Zuckerfabrik Fotodesign).
• Plus a visual quiz of “Who’s Who in the Watch Industry,” a detailed look at Glashütte Original’s Grande Cosmopolite Tourbillon, and other news and tidbits from our “WatchTalk” section.
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