The May-June issue of WatchTime is in stores now (and also on the iPad), featuring a test of the Cartier Calibre Chronograph, 39 new watches introduced at the Geneva watch fairs, a profile of the new Girard-Perregaux, a head-to-head test of manufacture chronographs from Jaeger-LeCoultre and Montblanc, and more. Click here for highlights from the issue…
• In our cover story, “Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels,” technical editor Mike Disher tests Cartier’s Calibre de Cartier Chronograph, investigating the brand’s bold claims about the benefits of the watch’s twin-barrel movement design. Robert Atkinson provides the original photography.
• We give you the lowdown on 39 new watches introduced during the Geneva watch fairs last January, with standout pieces from
Panerai, IWC, A. Lange & Söhne, Jaeger-LeCoultre, F.P. Journe, and many more.
• In “The Big Fix,” executive editor Norma Buchanan profiles Girard-Perregaux and speaks to its new CEO Michele Sofisti on what he’s doing to refocus the historically difficult brand for growth in the U.S. and around the world. In a companion piece, “Girard-Perregaux Milestones,” Gisbert Brunner identifies 14 watches that loom large in Girard-Perregaux’s history.
• Our watch review team presents two comparison tests — Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Chronograph and Montblanc’s Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph go head to head in a duel of
manufacture chrono movements; and the Seiko Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 3600 matches up with the Zenith Espada in a contest of automatic watches with high-frequency movements.
• In “Swing Time,” Jay Deshpande profiles jazz guitarist, record producer and watch connoisseur Fabrizio Sotti and takes you on a tour of Sotti’s impressive collection of timepieces.
• Plus, we test the
Corum Golden Bridge and the Bluetooth-ready Citizen Proximity; a report on Omega’s new antimagnetic watch, the Seamaster Aqua Terra >15,000 Gauss; the story behind the vintage Louis Moinet watch that may have changed chronograph history; and more.
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