The May-June 2017 issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and also available in our online shop), sporting a spiffy new design layout for the magazine and featuring a test of the Omega Speedmaster Moonphase and a special section devoted to the watches of the 2017 SIHH watch salon. Read on for highlights from the issue…
- One of the most recent versions of the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch has a moon-phase display and a co-axial movement. Is this a meeting of features that naturally belong together? Find out in our cover story, “Moon Struck,” in which Jens Koch submits this new model to our rigorous testing regimen. (Original photos by Nik Schölzel.)
- The 27th edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva reached a new record number of 30 exhibiting watch brands and, for the first time, opened its doors to the public. In a special section, we at WatchTime spotlight some of the watchmaking highlights that debuted during the prestigious show. Plus: in-depth sidebars on Montblanc’s redesigned Timewalker collection and Baume & Mercier’s latest Shelby Cobra models, developed in concert with automotive designer Peter Brock.
- A black watch is perfect for diving in deep, dark waters, and it looks great on dry land, too. In the watch test feature, “Deep Black,” Alexander Krupp reviews Tudor’s popular Heritage Black Bay dive watch in its new, black version: the Tudor Heritage Black Bay Dark. (Original photos by OK-Photography.)
- Reference 5930 from Patek Philippe combines a patented world-time mechanism with an in-house, self-winding chronograph caliber. Martina Richter takes a close look at the new World Time Chronograph, with a a white-gold case and an updated blue guilloche dial, in “Modern World Traveler” (Original photos by Marcus Krüger).
- What is the essence of elegance? For the comparative review story, “Elegant Solutions,” Richter takes a look at dress watches from Frederique Constant, Longines, and Montblanc that offer three very different answers. OK-Photography again provides exclusive images.
Plus: a profile of Dubai’s most obsessive collector of Grand Seiko watches; a historical retrospective on the Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox; photo portfolios showcasing retro-style automotive watches and chronographs with in-house movements; close-ups of the new Bulgari Octo Roma and Ulysse Nardin InnoVision 2; WatchTime Editor at large Joe Thompson’s take on the state of the Swiss watch industry in 2017; and more.