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Monochrome Reviews the IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau

IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Expedition Cousteau

A while ago IWC introduced an entirely renewed Aquatimer collection. All IWC Aquatimer watches have been redesigned and now feature the same design cues, and, more importantly, functional upgrades … [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

Rolex GMT-Master II black-blue bezel

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)

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WatchTime spent some time with the 2010 model of Rolex’s classic Oyster Perpetual Explorer — a watch originally made for a Mount Everest expedition and recently revamped with a larger case and … [Read more...]


Watch Insider: Reviewing the Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver

Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver

Of all the watches that debuted at last year's SIHH watch fair in Geneva, perhaps the one I least expected was a dive watch from Cartier. And it turned out to be one of the coolest new watches in … [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...]


Watch Review: Patek Philippe Ref. 5146 Annual Calendar

Patek Philippe Ref. 5146 Annual Calendar

As we turn the calendars from winter to spring, we re-present this review of a notable calendar watch. The Patek Philippe's Ref. 5146 is an annual calendar watch with a moon-phase display. Original … [Read more...]


Watch Insider Previews the New Chopard Superfast 919 Porsche Motorsport Chronograph

Chopard Superfast Porsche

Recently I attended the Ennstal-Classic, a historical sports car rally in Austria, and while there had the chance to see the new Chopard Superfast 919 Porsche Motorsport Chronograph, a watch I like … [Read more...]


Born To Fly: Testing the Sinn EZM 10 TeSTaF

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The Sinn EZM 10 TeStaF has already passed rigorous German testing, certifying it as worthy of a place in the cockpit. We put it to the test again. How did it perform? Julia Knaut reports, with photos … [Read more...]


Watch Test: WatchTime Reviews the Zenith Captain Grande Date Moonphase

Zenith Captain GD Moonphase

Download this FREE article and find out what we thought of the Zenith Captain Grande Date Moonphase! This WatchTime Spotlight falls on Zenith watches, specifically the Captain Grande Date … [Read more...]


Panerai Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT Oro Rosso

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The latest release from the Panerai Luminor 1950 collection is the Panerai Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT Oro Rosso - 44 MM, which comes in a polished rose-gold case (oro rosso in Italian, a nod to Panerai's … [Read more...]


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

Tudor vs. TAG Heuer

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...]


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...]


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...]


IWC Watch Test: WatchTime Reviews the IWC Portuguese Yacht Club

IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chrono

Download this FREE article and take a sail with this IWC watch. The Yacht Club was IWC’s most popular model of the late 1960s and 1970s. Today, enthusiasts of IWC Schaffhausen have a new model: … [Read more...]


Heaven & Earth: Breitling Chronomat B01 vs. IWC Big Ingenieur Chrono

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Two chronographs with in-house movements — Breitling’s pilot-styled Chronomat B01 and IWC’s rugged Big Ingenieur Chronograph, designed for earthbound adventure — go head-to-head in this … [Read more...]