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Big Numbers: Testing the A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk

A. Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk

In this feature WatchTime tests the original Lange Zeitwerk, A. Lange & Söhne’s mechanical digital watch, which combines a groundbreaking design concept with classic Lange features. Photos … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]

The Ranger Rides Again: A Review of the Tudor Heritage Ranger

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The Tudor Heritage Ranger harks back to a watch launched a half-century ago. Does it stand the test of time? Find out in this in-depth review, which features in WatchTime's upcoming September-October … [Read more...]

Cellini Goes Automatic: Testing the Rolex Cellini Time

Rolex Cellini Time

Rolex launched the first Cellini self-winding models last year. We test one of them, the Rolex Cellini Time, in this feature, the cover story for our upcoming September-October 2015 issue. … [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...]

Hands-On Review: Oris Diver Sixty-Five

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Oris went into its archives and resurrected a dive watch from 50 years ago, unveiling it in March at this year's Baselworld watch fair in March. The Oris Diver Sixty-Five (click here to read about it, … [Read more...]

Pilots’ Watch Review: Zenith Captain Pilot Chronograph

Zenith Captain Pilot Chronograph

For a comparative review, we selected two three-hand pilots’ watches and seven pilots’ chronographs to accompany a trio of pilots – aerobatics champion Klaus Lenhart and his protégés Axel … [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...]

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...]

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 was the Citizen … [Read more...]

Counter Point: Reviewing the Eberhard & Co. Chrono 4 Geant Titan

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The Eberhard Chrono 4 Geant's most noteworthy feature is the layout of its chronograph counters. How well do they, and it, work? Find out in our in-depth review of the Eberhard & Co. Chrono 4 … [Read more...]

Those Crazy ’70s: A Test of the Hamilton Pan-Europ Day-Date

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The Hamilton Pan-Europ Day-Date brings back the most colorful decade in watch history. How did this vintage-inspired timepiece fare in our test? Scroll down to find out. … [Read more...]

Clutch Performer: Reviewing the Seiko Velatura

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Seiko’s Velatura mechanical chronograph has not one vertical clutch but three. In this in-depth review from our archives, WatchTime's Martina Richter takes a close look at this most unorthodox … [Read more...]

Speed Dreamin': Testing the TAG Heuer Carrera 1887 (With Video)

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A few years ago, TAG Heuer introduced a new version of its racing-inspired Carrera watch with a brand-new movement. WatchTime took the watch, the TAG Heuer Carrera 1887, for a spin. Click here for the … [Read more...]

Sovereign Statement: Testing the F.P. Journe Chronomètre Souverain

F.P. Journe’s Chronomètre Souverain

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...]

Watch Test: Victorinox Swiss Army Infantry Automatic

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We test the Victorinox Infantry Automatic, with simple military watch styling and a no-frills price to match. Find out the results — including all specs, scores, and prices — in this feature from … [Read more...]

Pure & Simple: Patek Philippe Calatrava vs. Lange Saxonia

Patek Philippe Calatrava and A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia

Two plain-faced beauties, the Patek Philippe Calatrava and A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia, go head to head in this comparison test. Jens Koch gets in depth with the two timepieces and Nik Schölzel … [Read more...]

Watch Test: Baume & Mercier Capeland Chronograph

Baume & Mercier Capeland

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...]

One For The Road: We Test the IWC Ingenieur AMG in an AMG Roadster

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Things could be worse: a sunny summer day, a speedy convertible and a cool IWC watch. The car is the Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster. The watch is also an AMG, of sorts: the Ingenieur Automatic AMG Black … [Read more...]

The Eyes Have It: Testing the Maurice Lacroix Pontos S

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The Maurice Lacroix Pontos S is a looker. Is the beauty more than skin deep? We find out in this in-depth watch test, with original photography by Robert Atkinson. There’s an old saying in watch … [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...]

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 with original photos by our own Nik Schölzel, we put this high flyer through our rigorous … [Read more...]

Elegant Encore: We Test the Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic 1958

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The Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic 1958 is making a curtain call. We put it to the test in this feature story from WatchTime's upcoming July-August issue. All original photos are by OK-Photography. In … [Read more...]

Pumped-Up Pilot: Testing the Breitling Navitimer 01 (46 mm)

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Breitling has enlarged its pilots' watch from 1952, the Breitling Navitimer, to a whopping 46 mm. Is the bigger Navitimer the better one? Find out in our in-depth test, the cover feature of the … [Read more...]

Test: Vacheron Constantin’s Historiques American 1921

Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921

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...]

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

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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 Planet Ocean … [Read more...]

Gentlemen’s Wager: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph vs. Montblanc Rieussec

JLC vs. Montblanc watch test

One manufacture chronograph is understated; the other is unconventional. Both are elegant. But which is better? We compare the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph and the Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec … [Read more...]

Grading the Retrograde: Longines Master Collection Retrograde Test

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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? … [Read more...]