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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...]

Testing the Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime, Plus a History of Breitling Watches

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Take this unique opportunity to read this test of the Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime from the pages of WatchTime magazine. But that’s not all: you are also invited to join WatchTime for a … [Read more...]

Watch Test: WatchTime Reviews the Zenith Captain Grande Date Moonphase

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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...]

Cellini Goes Automatic: Testing the Rolex Cellini Time

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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...]

Close-Up: 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...]

Hands-On Review: Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph

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A few years ago, Patek Philippe introduced a new Ref. 5980/1A with a white dial (for laymen: that’s the Nautilus Chronograph). We at Monochrome Watches were a bit surprised to discover, at … [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...]

WatchTime Exclusive: Inside Rolex Bienne

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On a rare tour of Rolex’s movement-manufacturing complex in Bienne, Switzerland, WatchTime's Joe Thompson and Norma Buchanan witnessed the making of the Cosmograph Daytona Caliber 4130. … [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

Seiko Velatura chronograph

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...]

Blancpain Watches: A Test and History of the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms

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WatchTime Spotlight:  Blancpain – A Test & History Of The Fifty Fathoms Fans of classic divers’ watches now have a unique opportunity to read our test of one of the most popular Blancpain … [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...]

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

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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...]

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!

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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...]