WatchTime Magazine - May/June 2022
WatchTime Magazine - May/June 2022
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In this issue
FASTER, FASTEST - By Jens Koch | Zenith built the El Primero, the world’s most accurate chronograph, in 1969. But now the manufacture has increased its beat frequency from 1/10th to 1/100th of a second. We look at what the fastest mechanical watch can do.
SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL - By Martina Richter | With its classic round case, clean lines,tidy dial and distinctive clous de Paris bezel, the Calatrava is a flagship of the Geneva-based Patek Philippe manufacture. The latest model, with the famous guilloché finish, returns this decorative pattern to the limelight.
When it came to developing a new sports diving watch, Montblanc obviously didn't travel to the world's tropical waters for inspiration, but rather climbed up to the glacial lakes of the Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps and Western Europe, rising 4,807.81 meters (15,774 ft.) above sea level.
Parmigiani's new Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante (Ref: PFC9051020001-100182) combines a complex movement with simplicity and purism.
In 2019, Omega's first Ultra Deep prototype watch made history when three watches reached the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest place on Earth, as part of a mission led by explorer Victor Vescovo.
Christie's Hong Kong to Present The Champion Collection, Part III: The Artistry of Complications
The May 24 sale includes 71 lots representing seven brands.
А Taste Of the Rainbow
It's no longer black, blue or green. In recent years, the watch industry has undoubtedly developed a taste for colorful executions. A look at some of the most recent releases.
Entering A New Dimension
Bulgari celebrates the 10th anniversary of its award-winning Octo collection with the Italian maison's eighth world record, the thinnest mechanical watch ever produced. Meet the 1.8-mm thick Octo Finissimo Ultra.
50 Years of Making Things Better
In 2022, Porsche Design is paying tribute to some of its most iconic product creations. Among them is a faithful a re-edition of “the first all-black chronograph” from 1972, the legendary Chronograph 1.
Zenith built the El Primero, the world's most accurate chronograph, in 1969. But now the manufacture has increased its beat frequency from 1/10th to 1/100th of a second. We took a look at what the fastest mechanical watch can do with its many facets.
Celebrating A Classic
In 2022, the American watchmaker's 30th anniversary, RGM added a striking blue dial version of its vintage-inspired Model 600. We went hands on with the bicompax pilots' chronograph.
With the Seamaster Aqua Terra Ultra Light, Omega put its focus on a sporty look and innovative light weight. A fresh look at every detail resulted in a number of horological innovations. The hand-wound movement is Omega's first titanium caliber — and implementation was no easy feat. We had to wait more than two years to put this watch to our test.
WatchTime Magazine Description:
Publisher: Ebner Publishing International, Inc.
WatchTime is published bi-monthly by a staff of American and European watch journalists and watch experts. Each issue offers a balanced mix of informative and entertaining articles for the watch aficionado, covering a wide range of topics:
reviews of specific watches;
objective watch tests;
in-depth reports on watch technology, design and history;
watch company profiles;
provocative interviews with prominent watch people like movie/TV/and sports celebrities, collectors, and watch industry power players;
interesting and offbeat items from around the watch world, and more.
all of it is accompanied by the finest watch photography found anywhere.
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