Highlights from WatchTime’s November-December Issue, On Sale Now


The final WatchTime issue of 2018 hits newsstands today, with highlights ranging from our cover story featuring the Montblanc 1858 Geosphere with its innovative world-time display; a large selection of ladies’ models released in 2018; an intimate portrait of Rexhep Rexhepi of Akrivia, the 31-year-old watchmaker who recently took home the Men’s award at the 2018 edition of the GPHG; tests of the Omega Railmaster, the Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic, Zenith Cronometro Tipo CP-2 Flyback, and Breitling Superocean Héritage II; as well as close-ups on the new Breguet Marine collection, Bulgari’s ambitious new releases, the Nomos DUW 6101 caliber, and the Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur U.S. Navy edition; plus, we sit down with the legendary actor Cuba Gooding Jr. to discuss his timepiece collection; take an in-depth look at the state of physical retail; and much more. Read on for more details…

  • In Mountain Guide, Roger Ruegger takes a look at one of the highlights of the Montblanc 1858 collection, the Geosphere, which features a new take on the classic world-time collection.
  • Just in time for the holiday season, Dara Hinshaw is your guide to this year’s top ladies’ models in Time for Her, our official women’s watch guide that stretches over 12 pages.
  • While it never flew to the moon like the Speedmaster, the Omega Railmaster is a practical, straightforward watch to wear on the job, says Martina Richter.
  • Mark Bernardo sits down with Jerry Maguire actor Cuba Gooding Jr. to discuss his watch collection in Awarded in Time.
  • Roger Ruegger goes hands-on with Bulgari’s most ambitious watch project ever: the Octo Grande Sonnerie Perpetual Calendar, in Building an Empire.
  • Preternaturally gifted with the allure of a leading man, it’s no surprise there’s been an unprecedented amount of buzz surrounding Rexhep Rexhepi of Akrivia. Logan R. Baker introduces you to the most-discussed watchmaker of 2018 in The Arrival of Rexhep Rexhepi.
  • Roger Ruegger takes a look at the state of retail and proposes some new ideas that could lead to a renaissance of offline buying in Time to Move Fast.
  • Martina Richter runs the Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic and Breitling Superocean Héritage II through a gauntlet of tests in Grand Finale and Set and Ready.
  • In Back to Sea, we set sail with Breguet to discover the new Marine Collection, which includes support of an initiative to preserve the ocean worldwide.
  • Plus: Brandon Frazin of Christie’s traces the Rolex Submariner “Big Crown” Ref. 6538 at auction over the years; Logan R. Baker breaks down the importance of Nomos’s award-winning DUW 6101 neomatik caliber; Mark Bernardo reviews Zenith’s historically-inspired Cronometro Tipo CP-2 Flyback; and Roger Ruegger explores Ulysse Nardin’s role as a supplier to the U.S. Navy in Semper Fortis.
  • You can buy the issue here for $8.95.
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