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

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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...]


Naval Gazing: WatchTime Tests The Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT

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The Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT, inspired by a vintage watch used by the Italian navy, features the brand’s P.9001 in-house movement. WatchTime put both wristwatch and caliber to the test in this feature originally published in the magazine's print edition. Scroll down for the full report, accompanied by Nik Schölzel's stunning original photos. … [Read more...]


Watch Test: Porsche Design P’6620 Dashboard

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If you dream of one day owning a Porsche 911, you can fill your time until then with luxury articles from Austria-based Porsche Design, like this Porsche Design P'6620 Dashboard chronograph watch. Click here to read our test of the watch from WatchTime's October 2012 issue, with photos by OK-Photography. … [Read more...]


In The Balance: Zenith Espada vs. Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 3600

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  Two automatic watches with high-frequency movements, the Seiko Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 and Zenith Espada, square off in a battle of the fast-beat balances in a piece by Martina Richter that appeared in the June 2013 issue of WatchTime Magazine. With photos by Zuckerfabrik Fotodesign. … [Read more...]


Comparison Test: TAG Heuer Monaco vs. Breitling Chrono-Matic

TAG Heuer Monaco/Breitling Chrono-Matic two-shot

In this watch test feature from our December 2008 issue, writer Jens Koch and photographer Nik Schölzel pit modern versions of two iconic 1970s chronographs — the TAG Heuer Monaco and the Breitling Chono-Matic — against each other in a challenge of retro sports watches. … [Read more...]


Big Numbers: Testing the A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk

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In this feature from our February 2010 issue, WatchTime tests A. Lange & Söhne’s mechanical digital watch, the Zeitwerk, which combines a groundbreaking design concept with classic Lange features. Photos provided by Lange and by WatchTime's Marcus Kruger. … [Read more...]


Watch Test: IWC Portuguese Yacht Club

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In 1967, IWC launched one of its biggest success stories: a sporty, three-handed automatic watch called the Yacht Club. Though little remembered today, it was IWC’s most popular model of the late 1960s and 1970s. IWC resurrected the Yacht Club in 2010, in a new chronograph version, and incorporated it into its Portuguese collection. WatchTime tested the modern version of the IWC Portuguese Yacht Club in its February 2011 issue. … [Read more...]


Master Makeover: Testing the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra

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In 2008, Omega’s Seamaster Aqua Terra watch was upgraded to the brand’s in-house Caliber 8500. How does the timepiece fare under WatchTime’s exacting scrutiny? Find out in this watch test feature from our April 2011 issue by writer Alexander Krupp and photographer Nik Schölzel. … [Read more...]


Out of This World: Reviewing the Seiko Astron GPS Watch

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The Seiko Astron, released to great fanfare in 2012, tells time by receiving GPS signals anywhere on Earth. Was it a world-beater in our test? Click here to read our in-depth review of the Seiko Astron GPS solar watch, with original photographs by Robert Atkinson, first published in our April 2013 issue. … [Read more...]


Well-Armed: Testing the Victorinox Infantry Automatic

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In the December 2013 issue of WatchTime Magazine, Alexander Krupp put the Victorinox Infantry Automatic under the microscope. The watch exudes a simple, military-watch styling and a no-frills price to match. How did it fare under scrutiny? Scroll down to read the full review and see original photos by OK-Photography. … [Read more...]


Watch Test: Hermès Arceau Le Temps Suspendu

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Thanks to a special module, reports Julia Knaut in the August 2013 edition of WatchTime Magazine, the Hermès Arceau Le Temps Suspendu lets you suspend time for as long as you like. Here's our exclusive test of  the watch, with photos by OK-Photography. … [Read more...]


Dive Watch Review: Citizen Promaster 1000 M Professional Diver

Citizen Promaster 1000M Professional Diver

A while back, 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 Citizen Promaster 1000 M Professional Diver. … [Read more...]


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

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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...]