WatchTime’s March-April Issue Is On Sale Now!

WatchTime April 2015 CoverThe March-April issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and also in the WatchTime online shop), featuring our test of the Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000, our exclusive interview with Jean-Claude Biver on the future of TAG Heuer, a comparative test of dive watches from IWC and Tudor, and more. Scroll down for highlights from the issue…

• In the cover feature, “Deep Dive Redux,” Jens Koch explores the newest incarnation of the Rolex Sea-Dweller, an iconic divers’ watch recently resurrected by Rolex after a six-year hiatus. How does the “new, improved” Sea-Dweller 4000 hold up? Marcus Kruger provides photos. (You may also download this article from the WatchTime online store.)

• “Biver Talks TAG” with WatchTime executive editor Norma Buchanan in a wide-ranging interview that details the LVMH watch boss’s vision for the TAG Heuer brand. (For an audio excerpt from Buchanan’s wide-ranging chat with the always outspoken watch-industry guru, click here.)

• Alexander Krupp examines an “entry-level” Panerai with solid mechanical reliability and a distinctive Panerai look, the Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio, in “Everyday Eight-Day.” Does the watch’s eight-day power reserve and manufacture movement justify its price? (You may also download this article from the WatchTime online store.)

• Koch and his diving colleague Jens Köppe took to the depths with a pair of mechanical dive watches, the Tudor Pelagos and IWC Aquatimer, to find out how each performs in actual diving conditions. The results are in “Diving Duo,” a feature-length comparative watch test (also available in WatchTime’s online store) that also features underwater photography by Frederik Franke and OK-Photography.

• “Seiko Milestones,” by watch historian Gisbert L. Brunner, presents a fact-filled survey of the Japanese watch brand’s 24 most important timepieces, including the very first quartz watch.

• In “Bulova’s Midas Man,” Jay Deshpande talks to Bulova CEO Gregory Thumm about the hows and whys behind the brand’s recent release of the world’s first watch with a 24k gold case.

• Plus: editor-in-chief Joe Thompson’s take on how the soaring Swiss franc will affect the watch industry, a test of Vacheron Constantin’s 14-Day tourbillon, a photo essay on how Cartier creates its artisnal “Metiers d’Art” dials, and more.

WatchTime April 2015 Cover

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