WatchTime’s May-June 2019 is on newsstands now (and also in our online shop), with highlights ranging from our cover story, an in-depth exploration of the new Grand Seiko 2019 collections; our comprehensive coverage of the newsmakers, trends, and showcase timepieces from SIHH 2019; hands-on reviews of the Patek Philippe Aquanaut Chronograph and IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph; a profile of British watchmaking visionary Roger W. Smith; a deep technical dive into the evolution of silicon hairsprings; and more. Read on for details…
- The premium Japanese brand Grand Seiko started the year off with an impressive show of force. Roger Ruegger and Logan R, Baker take a look at some of the highlight pieces launched before and during Baselworld, including the special limited editions celebrating 20 years of Seiko’s Spring Drive calibers.
- The 29th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), held January 14-17, 2019, attracted more visitors than ever before, even with its reduced schedule to four days from five. The salon also revealed the year’s first trends in watchmaking, which our editors highlight in a 20-page section covering 28 watch brands.
- In “Aqua Stop,” Martina Richter (with photographer Patrick Mökesch) offers a hands-on review of the new Patek Philippe Aquanaut Chronograph. The watch — the first Aquanaut with a chrono movement — features a sporty complication that fits perfectly into this increasingly youthful, dynamic collection, but how does it perform in real-life conditions?
- Mark Bernardo spent some time with the steel-cased, blue-gray-dialed version of Carl F. Bucherer’s Manero Flyback, which combines elegant aesthetics with practical functionality and strives to embody the Swiss brand’s “Made of Lucerne” ethos.
- IWC’s Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph was developed to be an ideal travel companion, with a new time zone accessible through a quick spin of the bezel and a built-in flyback chronograph function. Richter gets up close and personal with the watch in the review feature “Change of Course,” with photos by Olaf Köster.
- Once an apprentice to the revered George Daniels, Roger W. Smith is considered the greatest British watchmaker alive today. WatchTime Middle East’s editor Nitin Nair profiles Smith in “Great Briton.”
- Antimagnetic or bust? Logan R. Baker takes an in-depth look at the progression of silicon in watchmaking, with insights from such luminaries as Ludwig Oechslin and Sellita’s Sebastian Chaulmontet.
- In our continuing series on the watch auction scene, Rebecca Ross, watch specialist for Christie’s New York, explores the current state and future of women’s watch collecting.
- For the comparative test, “Beautifully Bicompax,” Jens Koch compared three elegant chronographs from Frederique Constant, Stowa, and Staudt. Visually they all benefit from a symmetrical dial layout and lack of date window, but are they more than just pretty faces? Photos by Olaf Köster.
- Plus: Baker reviews the automotive-styled Reservoir Airfight Jet; Koch spotlights Armin Strom’s Masterpiece 1 Dual Time Resonance; Bernardo delivers exclusive SIHH interviews with executives from IWC and Jaeger-LeCoultre; Alexander Krupp tests the vintage-look Certina DS PH200M divers’ watch; we showcase a modern-day collection of Art Deco-inspired timepieces; and more.
- You can buy the tablet edition of the May-June issue here for $8.95; or for a subscription to WatchTime, click here.
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