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Seiko Returns to the Antarctic with the Prospex SLA055

This article was originally published in the March/April 2022 Issue of the WatchTime print magazine. When Seiko launched the first Japanese dive watch in 1965, not only underwater professionals quickly turned to the brand’s robust models, but also explorers and, for years to come, also members of Japanese Antarctic Research teams (JARE). Today, Seiko dedicates its...

All Aboard: Testing the Sinn 717

This article was originally published in the January/February 2022 Issue of the WatchTime print magazine.  If you want to discreetly find out the time, you shouldn’t look at your own watch, but at the one that’s opposite you. That’s no problem at all if the person sitting across from you — whether they’re a pilot or...

Exquisite Sophisticate: Testing the Breitling Premier Heritage B15 Duograph 42

This article was originally published in the January/February 2022 Issue of the WatchTime print magazine.  The new Premier Heritage B15 Duograph 42 is currently Breitling’s most elegant timepiece and an homage to the pioneering spirit of the company’s founders. Like its predecessor from the 1940s of the same name, it can record time intervals and...

Serial Vintage: MeisterSinger Presents the Pangaea Day Date 365

The German brand MeisterSinger is not only known for its single-hand timepieces, but also for limited special editions bearing a period-style font. With the Pangaea Day Date 365, MeisterSinger launches its first serially produced timepiece of this kind. The logo, the name of the model, and the numerals look like they originated from a bygone...

Rich Heritage: The Mido Multifort Patrimony Chronograph

The Multifort Patrimony Chronograph’s styling pays tribute to one of Mido’s oldest and most famous chronograph models: the Multichrono from 1937. The homage is immediately obvious whenever you look at the handsome dark blue dial and rose-gold bezel of this model from 2021. Mido’s new version, our test watch, most closely resembles one of its historical...

Refinement in Every Detail: Meet the Moritz Grossmann Tourbillon Tremblage

The new Moritz Grossmann Tourbillon Tremblage brings the innovations of outstanding watchmaking both historical and modern with the very best decorating techniques executed in Glashütte, the watchmaking town in Saxony. In typical fashion of this high-end luxury brand, all parts of this grand complication timepiece are finished to highest standards, showcasing technical and artistic craftsmanship. The...

Nomos Glashütte Tangente: Update or Upgrade?

This article was originally published in the January/February 2022 Issue of the WatchTime print magazine.  In 2018, Nomos Glashütte equipped its classic Tangente with an intelligent date display called “update.” We tested the new midnight blue model to find out whether the in-house date indicator is just an update or a genuine upgrade. In the...

In The Spotlight: Piaget Polo Emperador Skeleton Tourbillon

Some watches are simply statement pieces that stand out in every way. The Piaget Polo Emperador Skeleton Tourbillon is such a watch. Its diameter of 46.5mm is not something that you would expect from a posh brand like Piaget, mainly known for its exquisite ultra-slim dress watches. This watch has a different mission: to unapologetically...

Sponsored: Tempora – Sporty-Elegant Functionality by STOWA

With this sporty, elegant chronograph available in four different versions, STOWA is not necessarily breaking new ground. Walter Storz always regarded the brand founded in 1927 and named after him as a kind of generalist. Of course, the aforementioned chronographs were also part of the production range. One of them presented itself around 1968 in...

Off to New Heights: Rolex Explorer II

This article was originally published in the January/February 2022 Issue of the WatchTime print magazine. Photos by Marcus Krüger. To mark the model’s 50th anniversary, Rolex has updated the Explorer II with a new movement and subtle design modifications. We look at what the most recent version can offer collectors, explorers and adventurers. Before last year’s Watches...

Ambitiously Sporty: The Panerai Submersible QuarantaQuattro eSteel

This article was originally published in the November/December 2022 Issue of the WatchTime print magazine. Panerai’s Submersible QuarantaQuattro eSteel, launched in 2022, is an appealingly robust companion for sports and in daily life. It owes its special character to the use of recycled materials and to a new dial with a color gradient that transitions...

Montblanc: Old School and High Tech

This article was originally published in the November/December 2022 Issue of the WatchTime print magazine. While its name refers to one of the most iconic mountains in Switzerland, Montblanc is a German company founded in 1906 in Hamburg. It quickly made a name for itself with its high-quality fountain pens, a reputation that achieved a new...

Running on Ice: How Alpinist Simon Messner And Montblanc’s Laurent Lecamp Test the 1858 Geosphere 0 Oxygen During the Antarctic Ice Marathon

Many watches are created for the most demanding circumstances, yet they hardly find themselves in a situation where their qualities are actually utilized. For Montblanc, this was one reason to take the 1858 Geosphere 0 Oxygen through its paces on the Arctic. There, alpinist Simon Messner, son of Reinhold Messner, who crossed Antarctica on foot...

Talking the New Piaget Polo with CEO Benjamin Comar

With its 38mm case and ultra-slim automatic caliber 1200P1, is the new Polo the Piaget many have been waiting for. An homage to the original watch, introduced in the 1970s by Yves Piaget, which quickly became the timepiece to define the spirit of the time, it also marks the 150th anniversary of the company. We...

Colors of Germany: The Nomos Glashütte Tetra Neomatik

This article was originally published in the November/December 2022 Issue of the WatchTime print magazine. The angular Tetra sets a striking tone with four new limited-edition models. Each bright facade houses sound, traditional craftsmanship from the Glashütte manufacture. Our test shows how it all fits together. Colorful versions of the unusual, square Nomos Tetra watch have...

Ochs und Junior’s Minimal Complications

This article was originally published in the Design 2023 Issue of the WatchTime print magazine. Photos by Marcus Krüger and Ochs und Junior. Ochs und Junior was founded in 2006 by the innovative developer Ludwig Oechslin and his partners; today it belongs to the Oechslin family. Only 130 watches are produced each year at the company’s...

The Triumphant Comeback of Vacheron Constantin’s 222

This article was originally published in the November/December 2022 Issue of the WatchTime print magazine. One of the most unexpected releases at Watches and Wonders 2022 was undoubtedly the re-edition of Vacheron Constantin’s Jumbo version of the “Triple Two” in 37 mm in 18k 3N yellow gold. Vacheron Constantin’s original 222 was launched in 1977 for...

Military History: Testing the Sinn Model 158

This article is from the WatchTime Archives and was originally published in July 2022. With Model 158, Sinn has revived a little-known facet of its history: the Bundeswehr Chronograph. Presented in a refreshed, limited edition, how well does this retro chronograph perform? Sinn is known for making watches for police and military forces. The EZM...