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Tudor Watches: A Test of the Heritage Black Bay from the Tudor Watch Collection

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Download this FREE article and read our exclusive test of one of today's most popular Tudor watches. In the WatchTime magazine article, “Bay Watch,” WatchTime tested a Tudor watch, the Heritage … [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...]

Oris Watches: The Rebirth of the Brand and a Test of the Oris Aquis Depth Gauge

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WatchTime’s free download brings you a test of a popular Oris watch and the history of the Oris Watch Company. Take this unique opportunity to learn how the Oris Aquis Depth Gauge performed on … [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...]

Dive Watches 101: Saturation Diving, Helium Valves, and “Extreme” Dive Watches

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In another installment in our series on the basics of divers' watches, Diveintowatches.com explains why some dive watches have  built-in helium-release valves and why others don’t. We also explain … [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...]

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...]

WatchTime’s July-August Issue is On Sale Now!

WatchTime Jul-Aug 2015 Cover

The July-August 2015 issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and also in the WatchTime online shop), featuring our cover story on the new Breitling Navitimer 01 46 mm, our massive report on the 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...]

Watch Insider: Discover 100 Years of Rolex Chronometers and Rolex Oyster Watches

First Rolex Datejust from 1945

Just over one hundred years ago, in 1914, the Kew Observatory in Great Britain granted a “Class A” chronometer certificate to a wristwatch for the very first time. This was a major achievement for … [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...]

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...]

8 Celebrity-Owned Watches That Rocked the Auction Block

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Few factors can increases the value of a vintage watch quite like its once having belonged to a celebrity. Whenever a watch owned by a famous or historic figure goes on the block at auction houses … [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...]

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...]

A Two- Week Tourbillon: Testing the Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon 14 Days

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The movement of the Patrimony Traditionnelle Tourbillon 14 Days, from Vacheron Constantin, is a beauty: a rich mélange of elegant sunburst, perlage and Geneva stripes; hand-beveled edges; … [Read more...]

The Sinking Man’s Watch: Testing the 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...]

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

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WatchTime spent some time with the most recent model of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer — a watch originally made for a Mount Everest expedition and recently revamped with a larger case and … [Read more...]

Watch Test: TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 vs. Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue

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One sporty chronograph, the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 Jack Heuer Edition, meets another, the Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue, in this comparative watch test. All original photos are by WatchTime's Nik … [Read more...]

Star Time: 13 Celebrity-Branded Sports Watches

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There is no shortage of celebrities, many of them celebrity athletes, who serve as "brand ambassadors" for watch brands, appearing in ads and attending events wearing their watches. However, a few of … [Read more...]

Fratello Classics: My Top 10 Chronograph Watch Movements; What Are Yours?

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A while back, I wrote an article on my top 5 iconic chronograph watches. Some of you readers wondered why Zenith wasn’t in there. Quite simply, it didn't make my personal Top 5. However, I do love … [Read more...]

Rocket Watch: How the Omega Speedmaster Became the Omega Moonwatch

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When the Omega Speedmaster watch was introduced in 1957, no one imagined that it would later accompany a parade of space pioneers to the moon. The astronauts aboard Mercury spacecraft wore their own … [Read more...]

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

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

Big Numbers: Testing the A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk

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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...]