WatchTime’s September-October Issue is On Sale Now!

WatchTime Sept-Oct 2012 Cover WatchTime’s September-October issue is on newsstands now, with tests of Rolex’s new Explorer II and Breitling Transocean, an in-depth technical report on the Cartier ID Two concept watch, brand profiles of Ball Watch and Hanhart, and more. Click here for highlights from the issue…

• In our Rolex triple-feature cover package, Jens Koch tests the recently updated Explorer II, with original photos by our stalwart shutterbug, Nik Schölzel; and Mike Disher provides a historical look at Rolex’s Explorer watches as well as a comprehensive Rolex Lexicon, with definitions of “Paraflex,” “Cerachrom,” “Glidelock” and all the other terms that the brand has either created or made its own.

• Koch also gets under the hood of the Breitling Transocean, an elegant departure from the brand’s famously chunky cockpit-styled sports models, in an exclusive test feature, also with photos by Schölzel.

• Joe Thompson profiles the brain trust behind the revitalized Ball Watch Company and explores the technical innovations that the brand has brought to its new Engineer Hydrocarbon watches.

• Gisbert Brunner goes behind the scenes of Hanhart, a Swiss-German watch company whose sporty, pilot-inspired watches are finally making their way to U.S. shores as part of new CEO Thomas Morf’s international expansion strategy.

• Norma Buchanan reports on the Festina Group, maker of Festina and Perrelet and owner of the Soprod movement-manufacturing firm, and its bold plans to capitalize on the Swatch Group’s withdrawal from the movement-making market.

• Disher also contributes a full-length feature on Cartier’s ID Two, a concept watch unveiled in Neuchâtel that incorporates a slew of efficiency-maximizing technologies unprecedented in the watch world.

• Plus lots more, including mini-tests of seven mid-priced chronographs from Baume & Mercier, Hamilton, Montblanc, Frederique Constant, Movado, Stowa, and Porsche Design.

Look for the new issue of WatchTime at Barnes and Noble, Hudson News, and other leading book and magazine retailers. Or you can subscribe to receive six issues of WatchTime, plus our All Access package – which includes six issues each on the iPhone and iPad as well as access to our online archive!

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WatchTime Sept-Oct 2012 Cover





About Mark Bernardo

Mark Bernardo is the digital media editor of WatchTime magazine, responsible for developing and overseeing the editorial content on WatchTime.com as well as for WatchTime's tablet editions for the iPad, Nook, and Kindle. As WatchTime's managing editor, from 2006 through 2011, he has written about numerous watch companies from major brands like Omega, TAG Heuer and Piaget, to exclusive artisan lines such as Jean Dunand, De Bethune and DeWitt. Prior to joining WatchTime, he was the editor of Smoke, a lifestyle magazine for cigar enthusiasts, whose beats included cigars, watches, cars, wines and spirits, celebrities, men's fashion, and other subjects, and has written about luxury items for a variety of men's-interest publications, including Robb Report, Robb Report Motorcycling, Stratos, Worth, and Bloomberg Markets.

Comments

  1. nelson del mundo says:

    hi, how can i get or buy a back issue of your magazine? thank you and more power..

    • Jason Francisco says:

      Hi Nelson,

      You can call our subscripiton center at (888) 289-0038 to order a back issue.
      You can also read all our back issues on the WatchTime app for iOS and Android devices.

  2. Samuel Reed says:

    I am a current and past subscriber. My wife inadvertently tossed my copy of this edition (October 2012) before I had the chance to read it. I own a 2013 Explorer II and was looking forward to the review. Thank you.

    • Samuel Reed says:

      Sorry, i meant to add \"where can i obtain a copy\".

      • Jason Francisco says:

        Hi Samuel,

        As a current subscriber, you can access our online archive to read this issue (and every past issue too!): http://watchtime.com/print-archive/

        And if you have an Android device or iPad/iPhone, you can download the Watchtime app, where you\'ll also have access to every issue as a subscriber.

        Enjoy!

  3. CLAUDIO ABREU says:

    After a rather expensive overhaul of my Rolex Explorer II by Rolex by factory shop in NY, I was frustrated by the poor performance: -4 sec./day. Went back to wear my inexpensive Military Wenger (Quartz) which consistently delivers -5sec/week! Not to mention my Precisionist Bulova: +/- 5sec/year (? can\'t verify that).
    I would love to see an issue of Watch Time dedicated to Pilot\'s watches. And by the way, can\'t understand why majority of modern watches are designed with way too short hands.

  4. Daniel P says:

    Is there any way I can purchase a printing plate or a poster size of this cover? I just got this Explorer II and I love this cover.

  5. Fernando Costa says:

    I have purchased this latest edition (for iPad) but I only can view until page 7. From then on, all pages are blank, with the exception of the photo and website icons...

    • WatchTime says:

      Hello Fernando, thanks for your comment. Please send us an e-mail to ipad@watchtime.com with your contact data and our iPad service team will try to help you.

  6. Lucadian says:

    I purchased the latest edition but it is not viewable.... anyone else having this prob?

    • WatchTime says:

      Lucadian, we would like to help you. Please send a short e-mail with the exact description of the bug/issue to ipad@watchtime.com and our service team will respond as soon as possible.

  7. Keith says:

    This edition is STILL not available as a download. Why is there such a long delay?

    • Jason Francisco says:

      Sorry for the wait, should be up soon.

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