The July-August 2017 issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and also available in our online shop), highlighted by a huge special section covering the new watches and industry news from Baselworld 2017, a review of the Replica TAG Heuer Autavia, tests of new models from IWC and Chopard, and more. Read on for highlights from the issue…
WatchTime August 2017 Issue
In a massive, 31-page special section, the editors of WatchTime bring you the highlights of the 2017 Baselworld watch fair, including new products from brands large and small, plus a sidebar on Seiko’s new Grand Seiko brand strategy, including an interview with Seiko CEO Shinji Hattori; and editor-at-large Joe Thompson’s in-depth analysis of the state of the watch industry in 2017.
Fifty-five years ago, Heuer (predecessor of today’s TAG Heuer) first introduced its Autavia cockpit stopwatch in chronograph form. This year, TAG Heuer has reissued the legendary model, now equipped with an in-house movement. Gisbert L. Brunner examines the new Autavia — and provides a brief history — in “The Legend Returns.”
Last April, 12 WatchTime readers from five countries travelled to Switzerland to visit eight watch brands — a trip that turned out to be a “lifetime experience” for some of the participants. Editor-in-chief (and tour guide) Roger Ruegger documents the trip, with a slew of on-site photos, in “Tour de Suisse.”
Following the Caliber 110, launched for its 110th anniversary, Oris has introduced Caliber 111, a limited, mostly hand-made movement that debuted in a model with the same name. In “Long-Term Effect,” contributor Martina Richter puts both watch and movement to the test. (Original photos by OK-Photography.)
In “Classic Racer,” veteran watch reviewer Jens Koch goes under the hood of the IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Edition “Rudolf Caracciola,” a new model with an elegant retro look and a completely redesigned movement. How did it perform in this in-depth test?
Plus: a visit to Carl F. Bucherer’s new production site in Lengnau, Switzerland; a close-up of the Glashütte Original Senator Excellence; tests of the Chopard Mille Miglia 2016 XLRace Edition Chronograph, Sinn EZM 12, and Longines Heritage Military; the winning watches of the 2017 Red Dot Product Design Awards; and more.