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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 … [Read more...]


Master Makeover: Testing the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra

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 … [Read more...]


Watch Test: Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon vs. Breitling Chronomat Blacksteel

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Two chronographs robed in black and powered by in-house movements — the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon and Breitling Chronomat GMT Blacksteel go head to head in this comparative test. … [Read more...]


A Chrono of its Own: Testing the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Column-Wheel Chronograph

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Column Wheel Chronograph

In this feature from the WatchTime archives, we test Girard-Perregaux’s 1966 Column-Wheel Chronograph, powered by the brand's recently introduced in-house Caliber GP03800. Scroll down to read the … [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. … [Read more...]


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

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In this watch test feature our 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 … [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 … [Read more...]


A Bit of Brawn: Testing the Bulgari Diagano Ceramic

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Bulgari is known for its focus on design, but the brand’s Diagono Ceramic is durable as well. Alexander Krupp takes a closer look at the watch in a piece from the the WatchTime archives. With images … [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 WatchTime gives this luxury-sport chronograph the once-over, with … [Read more...]


Watch Test: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Diving Navy SEALs

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Diving Navy Seals

In 2011, Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced a limited-edition version of its Master Compressor Diving watch designed with the input of United States Navy SEALs. WatchTime got hold of one and put it through … [Read more...]


Test: Vacheron Constantin’s Historiques American 1921

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The Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921, an updated version of a classic timepiece from the heyday of Art Deco, made exclusively for the North American market, inspired the brand's new … [Read more...]


Above the Clouds: Testing the Zenith Pilot Big Date Special

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


Sand Dude: Testing the Breitling Superocean

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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 … [Read more...]


Counter Sync: Reviewing the Citizen Proximity

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Citizen’s new Proximity is the first analog watch with Bluetooth. We put it to the test in this feature from the WatchTime archives. Does it sink, or sync? (Photos by Robert Atkinson). … [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 was the Omega Seamaster … [Read more...]


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

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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 … [Read more...]


Function Junction: Reviewing the Fortis F-43 Pilot

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An alarm, a chrono, and a GMT, all in one watch. Martina Richter takes a close look at the Fortis F-43 Pilot’s Chronograph Alarm GMT Chronometer and its rare combination of functions. With photos by … [Read more...]


Populist Mechanics: Reviewing the Swatch Sistem51

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In this article from WatchTime's upcoming May-June 2015 issue, on sale May 19, we take a close look at the Swatch Sistem51, a Swiss-made mechanical watch that costs just $150. … [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 … [Read more...]


Sovereign Statement: Testing F.P. Journe’s Chronomètre Souverain

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F.P. Journe’s Chronomètre Souverain is renowned for its rarity and collectibility, but how well does it function as a timekeeper? WatchTime puts the watch through its paces in this exclusive test … [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 we find out how the Unico performs inside the brand's King Power Unico All Black. Scroll down to read the … [Read more...]


Antimagnetic Attraction: Testing the Rolex Milgauss

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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 … [Read more...]


Wake-Up Caller: Testing the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Memovox

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The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Memovox was designed to keep time on the wrist and double as an alarm clock on the nightstand. In this test feature, with original photos by Nik Schölzel, writer Alexander … [Read more...]


The Sinking Man’s Watch: Omega Seamaster Ploprof

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WatchTime tests the Omega Seamaster Ploprof, a re-edition of a classic divers’ watch from 1970 with double the original’s water-resistance and a manufacture caliber. Click here for the results, … [Read more...]


Dynamic Duo: Our Watch Test of the Rolex GMT-Master II

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Some call it the "Batman" in honor of its black-and-blue bezel. For more than half a century, Rolex fans associated Rolex GMT watches with two bezel-color combinations, red/blue and red/black.We test … [Read more...]


Wave Action: Testing the Corum Legend 42 Annual Calendar

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Our German author Julia Knaut checks out the Corum Admiral's Cup Legend 42 Annual Calendar, a model from the Swiss brand's nautically themed Admiral’s Cup collection. With exclusive photos by … [Read more...]


Disarmed Forces: Testing the Omega Seamaster 300

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We test the retro-styled Omega Seamaster 300, equipped to fend off powerful magnetic fields. With exiciting original photography of the watch by Nik Schölzel. … [Read more...]


High Flyer: An Aerial Test of the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter

Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter

In this feature article from WatchTime's upcoming May-June 2015 issue, on sale May 19, we tested the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter on a flight above the Alps. Scroll down to read more and check … [Read more...]


Watch Test: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver

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We put Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Offshore Diver, a watch built for sport but suited for leisure, through its paces. Don’t be fooled by its chic styling and haute-de-gamme price tag: the … [Read more...]


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

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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 … [Read more...]