The March-April issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and also available for the Nook, Kindle, and iPad), featuring a test of the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra GMT, a look at new watch releases from SIHH, a visit to the Swiss watchmaking village of Le Locle, the untold story of Winston Churchill’s lost watch, a gallery of skeleton dials, and more. Click here for highlights from the issue…
• In our cover double feature, Julia Knaut tests the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra GMT, with original photography by Nik Schölzel; and Gisbert Brunner lists the top 25 Omega timepieces of all time, including the first Seamaster, Constellation, Speedmaster and other landmark models.
• Our coverage of the SIHH watch salon in Geneva begins with an in-depth look at the year’s top technical accomplishments, from Lange, Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Roger Dubuis and Greubel Forsey.
• In “Lively Le Locle,” Norma Buchanan reports on the horological highlights of the Jura Mountains watchmaking town of Le Locle, home to Ulysse Nardin, Zenith, Tissot, and others.
• In “Out of This World,” Mike Disher reviews the new Seiko Astron, a solar-powered watch that can receive GPS signals from anywhere on Earth.
• In the historical piece, “Young Winston’s Lost Watch,” Jay Deshpande explores what happened after a young cadet named Winston Churchill accidentally dropped his pocketwatch in a stream.
• Plus, tests of the Hanhart Pioneer Monoscope, Eberhard Chrono 4 Geant Titan and Tissot PR 516; a company profile of Vulcain; the inside story of Swatch Group’s acquisition of Harry Winston; a gallery of gorgeous skeleton watches; and more.
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