The May-June issue of WatchTime is available at retailers and in our online shop) today. Among the highlights of the issue are our cover feature on the revitalized Zenith Defy collection; a plethora of tests and reviews, of the IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph, Breitling Avenger Chronograph, Longines Heritage Military 1938, and others; a showcase of Richard Mille’s most innovative practical complications; an in-depth look at Vacheron’s Constantin’s latest ladies’ collection, the Égerie; and more. Read on for details.
- Since the 1960s, the Defy has been Zenith’s go-to recipe for a progressive take on watchmaking. In “Defying the Status Quo,” Roger Ruegger takes a look at the current state of the Swiss brand’s collection.
- With its Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Spitfire in a new bronze case, IWC has brought something new to the field of traditional pilots’ watches. Jens Koch gives it a test flight in “Bronze Copilot.”
- Richard Mille makes ultra-expensive, ultra-high-end timepieces for the few. It also offers an array of materials, functions, and complications that are driven by practicality rather than sheer luxury. Mark Bernardo explores the brand’s concept of “Haute Utilité” in a feature-length showcase.
- In “Made in Monaco,” Alexander Krupp examines the brand-new TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre Heuer 02, the first true manufacture chronograph in this legendary watch collection. Is it the best one of all time?
- Based on a prototype from the late 1960s, the Tudor Black Bay P01 reveals a little-known aspect of Tudor’s history. Martina Richter reviews the current model in “A Prototype in Series.”
- While other brands seem to be steering toward gender neutral as the new buzzword, venerable Vacheron Constantin unveils the Égerie collection, created especially for women and marrying haute couture with haute horlogerie.
- Longines has relaunched the Heritage Military 1938, a model that was originally built for the military over 80 years ago. In “Big Caliber,” Jens Koch reviews the modern watch, whose large, robust manual-wind movement is based on a Unitas caliber.
- Plus: Reviews of the Breitling Avenger Chronograph 45 Night Mission, Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph, and H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner; an in-depth exploration of A. Lange & Söhne’s sport-luxury timepiece, the Odysseus; a roundup of watches with jumping-hour time displays; and much more.
- You can buy the issue here for $8.95.