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Wolf Beneath the Waves
The Zodiac Sea Wolf was one of the very first modern dive watches, debuting in the same year, 1953, as its more famous contemporaries, the Rolex Submariner and the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms. The more waterresistant “Super” version, launched in 1968, which of course means that 2018 marks the model’s 50th anniversary. Zodiac pays tribute to the historical model with the new Super Sea Wolf
68 Limited Edition.
The Watchtime Q&A: Bulgari CEO Jeanchristophe Babin
Bulgari set new world records at Baselworld 2018 with the world’s thinnest automatic watch and a minute repeater in a carbon case. CEO Jeanchristophe Babin explains how this came about in an interview with Rüdiger Bucher, editor-inchief of Watchtime’s German sister magazine Chronos.
Keeping It Reel
“Visser” means “fisherman” in Dutch, which gives you a hint as to the pedigree of the Visser watch brand, founded by Robert Koelewyn of Holland. Koelewyn, who parlayed his experience in the aerospace industry into developing high-tech fishing reels, set out to design a timepiece that avid fishermen would appreciate, with a design they could relate to. We go hands-on with the result, the Visser Ocean Blue Automatic.
The Railmaster Goes Denim
Omega’s 60th anniversary launch of the 1957 Trilogy, with three limited-edition timepieces honoring the Speedmaster, Seamaster 300 and Railmaster, reinstated the Railmaster model to the brand’s core collection. This year, Omega is updating the long-underrated timepiece with a vertically brushed, blue jean-inspired dial, and the option to pair it with a genuine denim strap, to honor the watch’s history as a workingman’s industrial companion.
TAG Heuer’s Fever Pitch
In recent years, TAG Heuer has ramped up its support of soccer leagues around the world, becoming official timekeeper for many international associations and teams, including England’s Manchester United, arguably the most popular and valuable team in the world. The watch emerging from the partnership is a new Carrera with bright red Man U branding and equipped with the skeletonized Heuer Caliber 01.
Cartier built upon its long tradition of elegantly shaped watches in 2016 with the introduction of a new men’s collection, called Drive de Cartier. This year the watchand-jewelry maison expands the series with new variations whose cushion-shaped cases feature a slimmer profile for an even more understated look: the Cartier Drive de Cartier Extra-flat.