WatchTime’s January-February 2015 Issue is On Sale Now!

WatchTime Jan-Feb 2015 coverThe January-February issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and also in the WatchTime online shop), featuring our test of the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chrono, a feature on Patek Philippe’s 175th anniversary watches, a a comparative review of four three-hand dive watches, and more. Scroll down for highlights from the issue…

• In the cover feature, “In-Depth Study,” Jens Koch probes the depths of Blancpain’s newest dive watch, the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Chronograph. Marcus Kruger provides the original photos of the watch and its new movement, the first 36,000-vph caliber in a Blancpain watch. (You may also download this article from the WatchTime online store.)

• “Chime Time,” by WatchTime executive editor Norma Buchanan, offers a detailed and fascinating look at the masterpiece of Patek Philippe’s recently unveiled 175th anniversary collection, the ultra-complicated Grandmaster Chime, as well as a look at several other notable anniversary pieces.

• Martina Richter examines Omega’s groundbreaking Seamaster Aqua Terra >15,000 Gauss in “Out of the Cage,” with original photos by OK-Photography. For decades, the so-called Faraday cage was a watch’s surest means to counter powerful magnetic field. Omega came up with a different answer in this watch; we find out of it works. (You may also download this article from the WatchTime online store.)

• In “Bell & Ross Pumps Up,” editor-in-chief Joe Thompson traces the genesis of the Bell & Ross BR-X1, named for the plane that broke the sound barrier, and how it is propelling the company squarely into the luxury sports watch market.

• Four three-handed divers’ watches square off in “Cool Under Pressure,” a comparative watch review feature in which a diver tests each timepiece under icy waters. Tudor, Seiko, Mühle Glashütte, and Wempe provide the timepieces; Martina Richter, the expert analysis; and OK-Photography, the compelling underwater photography. (Click here to download the complete article.)

• In “Pierre Jaquet-Droz: Marvel Maker,” Jay Deshpande reveals the history of the man who inspired the modern Jaquet Droz watch brand, a visionary engineer of the 18th Century whose clocks and automata created a stir all over the world.

• Plus: tests on the Girard-perregaux 1966 Column-Wheel Chronograph and H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Perpetual Calendar, and news from around the watch industry including new models in stores now.

WatchTime Jan-Feb 2015 cover

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