The second WatchTime issue of 2018 hits newsstands today, with highlights ranging from an interview with Zenith CEO Julien Tornare, profiles of Antoine Preziuso and Ulysse Nardin CEO Patrick Pruniaux, a test of the Tudor Black Bay Chronograph, in-depth reviews of new watches from IWC Schaffhausen, Longines, Omega, and Oris, a deep dive into the state of the digital pre-owned watch market, and much more. Read on for more details…
- Tudor‘s Heritage Black Bay Chronograph profits from a collaboration with Breitling while drawing deeply from Tudor’s own history. In “Line of Succession,” Martina Richter tests what was one of 2017’s most talked about sport watches.
- In “No Faults Found,” Martina Richter takes the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean out of the water and into the doctor’s office to see how it can handle the continuous magnetic force of an MRI scan.
- Oris has created an innovative practical second time zone for its new pilots’ watch. So, how well does the Big Crown ProPilot Worldtimer perform in daily use? Jens Koch finds out.
- In just a few years, Pascal Raffy has managed to successfully revive the Bovet brand, build an independent manufacture with an unmistakably designed collection — and even become the owner of a castle. WatchTime Editor-in-Chief Roger Ruegger and WatchTime Digitial Media Editor Mark Bernardo explore the brand’s resurrection in this collaborative piece.
- We discover how the internet has transformed the secondary watch market into an organized multi-billion dollar industry.
- Watchmaker Antoine Preziuso transforms his creative ideas into one-of-a-kind timepieces for dedicated watch lovers. Contributor Katrin Nikolaus explores his life and career in this profile.
- Mark Bernardo looks over the expansive new IWC Jubilee Collection, released to celebrate the brand’s 150th anniversary.
- Plus: The definitive guide to living and caring for bronze watches; reviews of the Longines Heritage Chronograph 1940 and IWC’s Big Pilot’s line; checking out the many high-accuracy quartz watches currently on the market; a conversation with Patrick Pruniaux, the newly-minted CEO of Ulysse Nardin; a look at how Chronoswiss forges ahead under new ownership; and more.