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Mission Statement: Testing the Breitling Avenger Chronograph 45 Night Mission

This article is from the WatchTime archives and was first published in 2020. Wow, that’s hot! Show up wearing the Breitling Avenger Chronograph 45 Night Mission, and that’s how you’ll be greeted. This chronograph is one of 14 models presented in fall 2019 as the reinvigorated and streamlined Avenger collection, including four watches that replace...

Marathon’s Desert Tan Pilot’s Navigator Is Made for the Military, but How Does It Adapt to Civilian Life?

While Marathon has been successful in selling to the civilian market, much of that success has been fueled by being a very well-established supplier to the military. While the brand has made some classy timepieces in the past, now their line-up consists entirely of purposely built watches that can take a beating and some more. There is something about being...

Ready to Dive AND Travel: TAG Heuer Unveils the Next Generation of Aquaracer Professional 300 Date & GMT

Although the name TAG Heuer is almost synonymous with top-class racing driver chronographs, the Swiss manufacturer has made significant contributions to improving water-resistance in watches from early on. In 1895, Edouard Heuer patented the first waterproof pocket watch case. In modern times, the Aquaracer, introduced in 2003 and several times updated since, continues this legacy....

Green Rambles: For the Love of Talking Nonsense

One of my favorite things to do is get together with my friends in watches. Sometimes, it is for a simple cup of coffee, and other times, we meet for elaborate dinners or a nice drink later in the evening. We make the atmosphere matter, as I have noticed that many people who are passionate about watches share an equal interest in...

Metropolitan Inspired: Hands-on with the Maen Greenwich 38 GMT

This article was originally published in April 2022. Years ago, when I first began writing for WatchTime, I penned a weekly column dubbed “Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy.” I wrote the column for several years early in my career, looking at the many vintage re-editions and inspired watches which in-part help define the industry...

Hands-On with G-Shock’s Anniversary Edition G5600BG-1

When G-Shock celebrates its birthday, it does so in style. Don’t expect an over the top creation, as they favor a more down-to-earth approach in which they let the essence of the brand speak. The Anniversary Edition G5600BG-1 is just that, as it stays true to the brands core values of toughness, functionality, and affordability. The G5600BG-1 isn’t even that...

Porsche Design Expands Custom Built Timepieces Program with Globetimer

Launched in select markets four years ago, the Porsche Design Custom Built Timepieces Program which allows for the individual configuration of the brand’s watches, will be expanded, with it now including the brand’s Globetimer model. First introduced in 2019 as part of the 1919 collection and dubbed the 1919 Globetimer UTC, this GMT watch features...

Gentleman Sailor: Testing the IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph

IWC launched the Portugieser Yacht Club in 2010 into the sporty yet elegant world of sailing. For 2020, the nautical chronograph model has a classic look and a steel bracelet upgrade. We give it a thorough review in this feature from the WatchTime archives. The new IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph is a watch you...

Talking Shop With Founder of Oak & Oscar Chase Fancher

This article is from the WatchTime Archives and was originally published in 2022. In “Talking shop with…” we sit down with the movers and shakers of the watch industry. Some have a prominent role, while others work more outside of the spotlight. With this series, we want to give you an intimate insight into the...

Green Rambles: Are You Already Part Of A Tribe?

This article is from the WatchTime Archives and was originally published in 2022. It is no secret that there are brands in the watch industry where the demand for their timepieces is far greater than the supply. Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Richard Mille are often the ones mentioned in relation to this. The focus was...

The Rolex Oyster Case: Everything You Need to Know

Pegged as one of the most innovative and historical updates to the wristwatch, the Rolex Oyster case has enjoyed its day in the sun and for good reason. In this in-depth article courtesy of our colleagues at WatchTime India, we take you through the different parts of this piece of horological history and help you...

Sartorial & Skeletonized: The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF Skeleton

This article was originally published in the September/October 2022 Issue of the WatchTime print magazine. Under Guido Terreni, Parmigiani Fleurier has made brisk strides from a niche, slightly patrician enthusiast brand to one of the most interesting and dynamic names out there with the Tonda PF collection. Terreni had already demonstrated his talent at Bulgari with...

Green Rambles: The Underestimated Importance of a Good Bracelet

This article is from the WatchTime Archives and was originally published in March 2022. Some of you might recognize this: for years, you have been admiring a certain watch, and when you finally get it, you are very excited only to realize after a couple of weeks that you are not wearing it as much...

Green Rambles: Investing in the Obsolete

This article is from the WatchTime Archives and was originally published in February 2022. I cannot think of a more successful obsolete technology than mechanical watches. Even when you invest several hundreds of thousand euros or dollars into a triple tourbillon delight, it is outperformed by the cheapest quartz watch, which in turn has a...

Did You Know That: A Tourbillon Is Not A Complication

This article is from the WatchTime Archives and was originally published in February 2022. In a successful attempt to cancel out as much of the influence of gravity on the precision of a pocket watch, Abraham-Louis Breguet invented the tourbillon. On June 26, 1801, he was granted a patent for it, yet the production for...

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Seiko: A Chronograph Chronology

We survey Seiko’s half-century-plus of mechanical chronographs in this comprehensive historical feature from the WatchTime archives. Discover the Japanese brand's contributions to the world of chronograph wristwatches.