The third WatchTime issue of 2018 hit newsstands yesterday, with highlights ranging from an interview with Montblanc CEO Nicolas Baretzki; profiles on the recently retired CEO of Panerai, Angelo Bonati, and noted collector Jeff Kingston; a test of the Omega Speedmaster Racing Chronograph; in-depth reviews of new watches from IWC Schaffhausen, Longines, Bell & Ross, Raymond Weil, and Tissot; a deep dive into all the new watches from SIHH; and much more. Read on for more details…
- The Omega Speedmaster Racing Chronometer sets the tone for a new generation of fans.
- In our giant SIHH 2018 section, we cover all the new releases plus Mark Bernardo takes us behind the scenes with IWC‘s in-house historian to discover the influence that the company’s American founder, Florentine Ariosto Jones, still holds over the brand. There’s also an interview with Jaeger-LeCoultre Product Design Director Lionel Favre on how the brand was able to reinvent the classic Memovox Polaris from 1968 into a comprehensive sport-luxury collection.
- In “Ingenious Inventions,” Martina Richter tests the in-house Caliber 69375 in its newest unlimited version, the IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Classic.
- Panerai continues to marry cutting-edge technology with traditional craftsmanship with its new, blue version of the Lo Scienziato.
- The Longines Conquest V.H.P. doubles down on the pursuit for Swiss precision in “Accuracy is Everything.”
- Logan R. Baker brings Pierre Jaquet-Droz and his legendary automata back to life in, “Do Androids Dream of Horological Sheep?”
- WatchTime Editor-in-Chief Roger Ruegger reviews some of the current watches that resulted from collaborations between watch brands and car manufacturers.
- Plus: Angelo Bonati reflects on his career at Panerai; a profile of noted collector Jeff Kingston; checking out the many camouflage watches currently on the market; reviews of the Raymond Weil Freelancer Calibre RW1212, the Tissot Ballade Powermatic, the Zenith Defy El Primero, and the Bell & Ross BR V1-92.
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