WatchTime’s July-August issue is on newsstands now, with a test of Panerai’s 1950 3 Days 47 mm, an under-the-hood look at Patek Philippe’s Ref. 5204, and a TAG Heuer triple feature focusing on the brand’s innovations in chronograph technology. Click here for highlights from the issue… • In our cover feature, Jens Koch tests the Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days 47 mm, a timepiece designed to be a near-replica of a vintage Panerai timepiece, which contains the brand’s new in-house movement, Caliber P.3000. The story features dazzling original photos by Marcus Krüger. • Watch expert and historian Gisbert L. Brunner explores the new Patek Philippe Ref. 5204, powered by Caliber CH 29-535, the third in Patek’s trilogy of new in-house chronograph movements; Brunner offers tons of technical details and inside info on how this ultra-complicated timepiece was developed. • TAG Heuer gets the triple-feature treatment in this issue, with a close-up of the brand’s groundbreaking Mikrograph 1/100 watch; technical editor Mike Disher’s profile of TAG’s technical mastermind, Guy Semon; and executive editor Norma Buchanan’s exclusive interview with brand CEO Jean-Christophe Babin. • Alexander Krupp tests Zenith’s new high-flying Pilot Big Date Special; Nik Scholzel contributes the original photography. • Martina Richter explains the inner workings of Harry Winston’s horological marvel, the Opus XI. • Plus lots more, including a behind-the-scenes report revealing what happens to your watch when you send it for servicing; profiles of F.P. Journe founder Francois-Paul Journe and La Montre Hermès CEO Luc Perramond; and an inside look at Switzerland’s hairspring king, Nivarox. 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! Click here to subscribe now!
WatchTime’s July-August Issue Is On Sale Now!
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.