The July-August issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now, featuring our exclusive test of the Rolex Datejust II, detailed reports on the most buzzed-about new watches from Baselworld 2013, a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3, tests on new watches from IWC and Tudor, and more. Click here for highlights from the issue…
• In our cover story, “Second Date,” Jens Koch tests Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual Datejust II, the larger version of the classic Datejust, the world’s first wristwatch with a date display. Nik Schölzel provides the original photography.
WatchTime’s editors spotlight “The Buzz Watches of Basel,” the new timepieces that generated the most discussion among the visitors of this year’s Baselworld watch fair, including intriguing models from Rolex, Hublot, Harry Winston, and… Swatch?
• In “Making Time,” technical editor Mike Disher visits Jaeger-LeCoultre’s
manufacture in Le Sentier, Switzerland for an up-close-and-personal look at how the brand’s most recent horological marvel, the Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3, was developed and created. (For excerpts from Disher’s interview with JLC technical director Stéphane Belmont, click here.)
• Executive editor Norma Buchanan provides an in-depth review for the new biography of legendary British watchmaker (and inventor of Omega’s co-axial escapement), George Daniels.
• Other watches reviewed by our ace watch testers include the IWC Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month, by Disher and Robert Atkinson; the Hermès Arceau Le Temps Suspendu, by Julia Knaut and OK-Photography; and the Tudor Heritage Black Bay, by Koch and OK-Photography.
• Our latest installment of “Back is Beautiful” offers stunning original photography of mechanical watches whose exhibition backs are as eye-catching as their dials, with brands such as Patek Philippe, A. Lange & Söhne, and Audemars Piguet among the 13 brands showcased. (For wallpaper images of all 13 watches, click
• Plus: watch industry news, a visit to Dresden’s Mathematics and Physics Salon to view its collection of historical timepieces, and more.
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