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Comparative Watch Test: Bulgari Bulgari vs. Hermès Dressage

Bulgari Bulgari & Hermes Dressage

In this exclusive watch test feature from WatchTime's September-October 2014 issue, we compare two steel automatic watches, the Bulgari Bulgari and the Hermès Dressage, from brands known for their high style. … [Read more...]


Watch Test: Baume & Mercier Capeland Chronograph

Baume & Mercier Capeland - front-back

Baume & Mercier launched its redesigned Capeland watch at the SIHH exhibition in Geneva in 2011. In this watch test featurette from our October 2012 issue, WatchTime gives this luxury-sport chronograph the once-over, with original photos by OK-Photography. … [Read more...]


Comparative Review: Pilots’ Watches From Bell & Ross, IWC, And Zenith

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Martina Richter reviewed three pilots’ watches in the August 2014 issue of WatchtTme Magazine, each with one conspicuous feature in common: an extremely large case, like those of the earliest watches for aviators. Scroll down to read the results, along with original photos by Zuckerfabrik Fotodesign. … [Read more...]


Diving Duo: A Comparative Test of the IWC Aquatimer and Tudor Pelagos

IWC & Tudor Dive Watches

For this comparative test, featured in our upcoming March-April 2015 issue, we dove into the Atlantic off Tenerife with the new IWC Aquatimer and the Tudor Pelagos. How well did they perform during the rigors of several dives? Scroll down to read more, and see great original photos by Frederik Franke and OK-Photography. … [Read more...]


Watch Test: Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver

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Is the new Cartier dive watch, the Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver, more than just a pretty face? Mike Disher sought to find out in this test feature from the August 2014 issue of WatchTime. Scroll down to read the full review, with original photos by Robert Atkinson. … [Read more...]


Deep Dive Redux: Testing the Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000

Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000

After a six-year hiatus, Rolex resurrected the Sea-Dweller last year in a new, improved version, dubbed the Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000. We give it the WatchTime once-over in this test feature, the cover story of our upcoming March-April 2015 issue, with stunning original photography by Marcus Krüger. … [Read more...]


Power Play: Reviewing the Hublot King Power Unico All Black

Hublot King Power Unico All Black

With the launch of its Unico movement, Hublot became a manufacture. In this in-depth review from WatchTime's March-April 2012 issue, we find out how the Unico performs inside the brand's King Power Unico All Black. Scroll down to read the full article, with stunning visuals by Zuckerfabrik Fotodesign. Click on the pictures for larger images. … [Read more...]


Watch Test: TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 11 Edition Steve McQueen

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The Monaco Calibre 11 Edition Steve McQueen, an updated version of the watch McQueen wore in the movie “Le Mans,” has racing written all over it. Did it take the checkered flag in our test?  Find out as Alexander Krupp looks under the hood in this piece from the October, 2013 issue of WatchTime Magazine, with photos by OK-Photography. … [Read more...]


Watch Test: Nomos Glashütte Lux

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Nomos is known for its affordable manufacture watches. With its white-gold Lux model, the Glashütte-based brand entered a higher price range. Originally published in our June 2014 issue, writer Jens Koch takes us deep into the timepiece and Nik Schölzel and Nomos provide outstanding photography. … [Read more...]


Antimagnetic Attraction: Testing the Rolex Milgauss

Rolex Milgauss front

The updated version of the 1950s’ Rolex Milgauss is a hit among Rolex fans. Is this re-engineered classic, with its improved protection against magnetism, worth the wait? Writer Jens Koch and photographer Nik Schölzel find out in this watch test from our August 2008 issue. … [Read more...]


Watch Review: 5 Square and Rectangular Watches Under $3,000

Fortis Square

Are you a fan of four-sided watches and looking for a "Square Deal?" In this watch review feature from our archives, we take a look at five watches from Eterna, Fortis, Frédérique Constant, Nomos and Oris, all with square or rectangular cases and all priced under $3,000*. … [Read more...]


The Climber’s Timer: Testing the Rolex Explorer I (With Video)

Rolex Explorer I

WatchTime spent some time with the 2010 model of Rolex’s classic Oyster Perpetual Explorer — a watch originally made for a Mount Everest expedition and recently revamped with a larger case and modern caliber. Scroll down to read our test of the watch from the magazine, along with original photos by Nik Schölzel. … [Read more...]


Watch Test: Longines Avigation Oversize Crown

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The Longines Avigation Oversize Crown, launched last year, is modeled on a Longines pilots’ watch from the 1920s. Its most salient feature is, as its name suggests, its crown, which is prominent not just because it’s huge but because it protrudes very far from the case. In the chronograph version of the watch, the one we tested in WatchTime's April 2014 issue, a chronograph button is integrated into the crown. The watch is a monopoussoir: the same button is used to start, stop and reset the … [Read more...]


Above the Clouds: Testing the Zenith Pilot Big Date Special

Zenith Pilot Big Date Special

Whether in the air or on the ground, the Zenith Pilot Big Date Special is always at home. In this feature from our August 2012 issue, which features original photos by our own Nik Schölzel, we put this high flyer through our rigorous test. … [Read more...]


Grading the Retrograde: Longines Master Collection Retrograde Test

Longines Master Retrograde dial CU

Longines’s Master Collection Retrograde has an exclusive movement with no less than four retrograde functions. How does it hold up under WatchTime’s exacting scrutiny? Find out in this watch test feature originally presented in WatchTime's June 2009 issue. … [Read more...]


Sand Dude: Testing the Breitling Superocean

Breitling Superocean reclining

The modern Breitling Superocean is built to withstand the rigors of sea, surf and sand. See how it fares in WatchTime’s Breitling Superocean test, conducted by writer Alexander Krupp and photographer Nik Schölzel, and originally presented in this feature from our December 2010 issue. … [Read more...]


Watch Test: Baume & Mercier Clifton

Baume & Mercier Clifton

For WatchTime's March-April 2014 issue, we tested the Baume & Mercier Clifton, an updated version of a vintage Baume & Mercier men's watch from the 1950s, which was introduced just last year. Here are the results. … [Read more...]


Watch Review: Patek Philippe Ref. 5146 Annual Calendar

Patek Philippe Ref. 5146 Annual Calendar

As we begin a new calendar year, we re-present this review of a notable calendar watch, excerpted from a feature in WatchTime’s December 2010 issue. The Patek Philippe's Ref. 5146 is an annual calendar watch with a moon-phase display. Original photos are by WatchTime's Nik Schölzel. … [Read more...]


Dive Watch Test: Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Co-Axial

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean

Recently, our editors went 11 feet under water to test various divers' watches for legibility, ease of use, and toughness in actual diving conditions. One of these watches, all of whose test results were revealed in WatchTime's December 2012 issue, was the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Co-Axial. … [Read more...]


Opening Acts: Testing Entry-Level Watches from Rolex, IWC, and Panerai

Rolex-IWC-Panerai trio

In this triple-feature watch test from our October 2010 issue, writer Alexander Krupp and photographer Nik Schölzel test a trio of entry-level timepieces from Rolex, IWC and Panerai that offer an entrance into the luxury-watch world for a relatively modest price. … [Read more...]