Highlights from WatchTime’s March-April Issue, On Sale Now

The second WatchTime issue of 2019 hits newsstands today, with highlights ranging from our cover story on the Bulgari Octo Finissimo in carbon, a high-tech material update to the world’s thinnest tourbillon timepiece; a test of the Ulysse Nardin Freak Vision with its innovate Grinder winding mechanism; an in-depth review of the 2018 Omega Seamaster 300; a spotlight on Vacheron Constantin’s elite Les Cabinotiers department that specializes in bespoke timepieces; an in-depth look at the variety of technologies that Sinn has pioneered over the past few decades; and reviews of watches from makers like Rolex, IWC, Oris, Jaquet Droz, Glashütte Original, and Bulova. Read on for details…

  • Roger Ruegger examines Bulgari’s pre-Baselworld collection in “Il Nuovo Record Mondiale” and discovers that the Italian brand is far from being done when it comes to world records in watchmaking and ultra-complicated watches.
  • In “Super Freak,” Mark Bernardo spends some time with the Ulysse Nardin Freak Vision and reveals how the revolutionary Grinder winding system is just one noteworthy feature of the first automatic Freak.
  • Jens Koch offers an in-depth look at the Rolex Deepsea D-Blue that was released with a wider bracelet and an improved in-house movement.
  • Logan R. Baker takes you inside Vacheron Constantin’s Les Cabinotiers department, an elite watchmaking division focused on producing the ultimate bespoke timekeepers.
  • Roger Ruegger goes hands-on with the new Omega Seamaster 300 and determines why it is one of the best ways to get a new Omega on your wrist.
  • In “Field Ready,’” contributor Allen Farmelo explores the history of the field watch and how the style evolved from “Mil-Spec” to “Mil-Chic.”
  • Martina Richter reviews the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Calibre 114 that hosts the latest version of the manufacture’s hand-wound caliber with a 10-day power reserve.
  • In “The Blue Hour,” Jens Koch examines a blue-dialed, anniversary-edition of the IWC Portugieser Chronograph that has been updated with a new manufacture movement.
  • Martina Richter traveled to Pforzheim, Germany, to visit Glashütte Original’s dial manufactory to find out how they create the magnificent green dial found in the Sixties Vintage Collection.
  • In our latest installment of auction-world news features from the specialists at Christie’s, Remi Guillemin, international watch specialist, examines the Patek Philippe Nautilus and its performance at auction over the past few years.
  • Plus: a selection of rattrapante chronographs; reviews of the Bulova Devil Diver and the openworked Jaquet Droz Skelet-One; a conversation with Breitling ambassador and legendary surfer Kelly Slater; additional spotlights on timepieces from Blancpain, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Bovet, A. Lange & Söhne, RGM Watch Co., Ulysse Nardin, Armin Strom, Girard-Perregaux, and F.P. Journe; a breakdown of the 2019 Montblanc Heritage Collection; a chat with Panerai CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué; and much more.
  • You can buy the issue here for $8.95.
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