The first 2018 issue of WatchTime hits newsstands today, with highlights ranging from interviews with Richard Mille and LVMH Head of Watchmaking Jean-Claude Biver, a profile of Romain Gauthier, a test of the revamped Breitling Navitimer, in-depth reviews of new watches from Porsche Design, Seiko, and Zenith, a deep dive into the history of Breguet, and much more. Read on for more details…
- Breitling chose its flagship Navitimer to debut the new chronograph Caliber B03. In “Second Pilot,” Martina Richter tested this manufacture caliber in a stainless-steel model with a bronze-colored dial.
- In “Into the Great Wide Open,” WatchTime‘s Digital Media Editor Mark Bernardo takes an in-depth look at the Zenith Chronomaster El Primero with its skeletonized take on the brand’s high-frequency chronograph caliber.
- Porsche engine development has influenced the brand’s Monobloc Actuator. Jens Koch tested this chronograph at the racetrack in the cockpit of the Porsche 911 GT3.
- Abraham-Louis Breguet was born in Neuchâtel, but Paris was where he spent most of his life as a watchmaker. WatchTime Editor-in-Chief Roger Ruegger explores the everlasting connection between the legendary watchmaker and the City of Lights.
- We explore Greubel Forsey‘s workshop in La Chaux-de-Fonds.
- A longtime supplier of components to the watch world, Romain Gauthier also creates exceptional timepieces that are works of art and technology. Contributor Roberta Naas explores his life and career in this profile.
- Plus: A comparison review between three diving watches from Alpina, Davosa, and Hamilton; reviews of the PADI-branded Seiko Prospex, the Mühle-Glashütte ProMare Chronograph, and the Tutima Glashütte M2 Pioneer Chronograph; a look at timepieces utilizing upcycled materials; a conversation with Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani, the design director of Bulgari‘s watch department; and more.