WatchTime’s Special Design Issue 2019 hits newsstands today, and it’s packed with features, photos, lists, and interviews that will appeal to any aficionado of wristwatch design and the visionaries behind it. Here’s what you’ll find in this year’s edition, also available for download from our online shop.
For our cover feature, “Linking Past to Present,” Senior Editor Mark Bernardo explores the history, evolution, and modern updating of the TAG Heuer Link and the factors that led the Swiss brand to revamp the model, its best-selling collection in the 1990s, for the 21st century.
In “Back to the Cockpit,” Veteran watch designer Guy Bové, who came aboard as Creative Director of Breitling just as new ownership turned that venerable Swiss brand around, speaks to Chronos Editor-in-Chief and WatchTime contributor Rüdiger Bucher about the challenges of creating a new product line and redefining the brand’s corporate identity.
With over 100 million watches sold in 35 years, Casio’s G-Shock has earned its iconic status in the watch world. In the in-depth feature “Purity in Design: The G-Shock Revolution,” Editor Logan R. Baker covers the highlights of the G-Shock’s road to worldwide fame, including insights from the man who created it, Kikuo Ibe.
Often overlooked in favor of sportier or more complicated watches, Patek Philippe annually releases a small universe of artistic timepieces for collectors and aficionados, featuring marquetry, cloisonné enamel, and many other decorative techniques. Contributor Maria-Bettina Eich leads a tour through some of Patek’s rare handcrafted highlights.
Plus: Panda-dial chronographs; the rise of green dials; watch designs incorporating ultra-modern materials; watches inspired by the animal kingdom and the ocean; how 3D architecture plays a role in case, dial, and movement design; 2018 Red Dot Design Award winners; and more.
Click here to download the digital edition of the WatchTime Special Design Issue 2019 for $9.95.