WatchTime’s March-April 2014 Issue is On Sale Now!

WatchTime April 2014 CoverThe March-April issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and also in the WatchTime online shop), featuring a cover story on Breguet’s Classique Chronométrie 7727 and its groundbreaking magnetic movement; the seven “star watches” from SIHH 2014; tests of the Arnold & Son UTTE and Oris Aquis Depth Gauge; and more. Click here for highlights from the issue…


• In our cover feature, “Breguet’s Magnetic Moment,” Joe Thompson reveals the story behind Montres Breguet’s Classique Chronométrie 7277 and its patented magnetic pivot, which could be a game-changer for mechanical watches. The article includes quotes and revelations from Thompson’s exclusive interview with Breguet CEO Marc A. Hayek.

• Our first full-length article devoted to this year’s SIHH watch fair in Geneva, “7 Stars from SIHH,” offers detailed analysis of the standout timepieces we saw at the fair, including the Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Mechanica 11 (click here for video), A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar Terraluna (video here), and Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire.

• Mike Disher puts two ultra-thin complicated timepieces under the WatchTime microscope: Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Ultra Thin Perpetual in “Slender Contender,” and Arnold & Son’s UTTE, currently the world’s thinnest tourbillon watch, in “The Thinner Spinner.” Both feature original photography by Robert Atkinson.

• Watch tests abound in this issue, as Jens Koch examines the A. Lange & Söhne Grande Lange 1 in “Intelligent Design” and the Oris Aquis Depth Gauge in “Pressure Tactics;” Alexander Krupp evaluates the Baume & Mercier Clifton in “Past as Present” and the Longines Avigation Oversize Crown in “Send in the Crown;” and Julia Knaut pits two German-made instrument-style timepieces, the Meistersinger Pangaea and Mühle M 29 Classic, against each other in “Made to Measure.” Nik Schölzel and OK-Photography provide the visuals.

• In “Remaking Moser,” Jay Deshpande delves into Schaffhausen-based H. Moser & Cie — a watch collectors’ darling but a brand besieged by delivery issues — and reveals how its new owners intend to solve its problems and take it to new heights.

• Plus: more news from the watch industry, including the long-awaited launch of the Swatch Sistem51; an excerpt from a new book detailing Rolex’s largely forgotten foray into the world of quartz watches; our latest “Back is Beautiful” photo feature; and more. (Click here to download wallpaper images of the “Back is Beautiful” watches.)

WatchTime April 2014 Cover

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