Carrera models encasing the manufacture Calibre Heuer 02 have been available since 2018, but the series lacked a classic version with a closed dial. Now TAG Heuer has closed that gap in the line in an attractive way.
After a development period of five years, Oris launched its new in-house movement with 10-year recommended service intervals and a 10-year warranty. Calibre 400 runs five days and offers increased antimagnetic protection. It debuts in the modern Aquis Date dive watch, a timepiece that represents the essence of the brand.
Patek Philippe’s new 6301P features not only a grande sonnerie with a petite sonnerie and a minute repeater, it also comes with a patented “seconde morte” jumping subsidiary seconds.
Stop and Go
A split-seconds chronograph is a rather rare complication. Sinn offers the 910 Anniversary model at a reasonable price. We tested this retro stopwatch with contemporary features.
WHAT A YEAR!
In 2020, our extended test examined an annual calendar from Longines, a mix of elegance and superior functionality at a great price. Our test of the Annual Calendar from the Longines Master Collection took place over a period of several months.
An overview of some of the dive watch re-editions that have recently surfaced on the market, and why the industry, and the collectors’ community, simply can’t resist them
The new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner with no date display, which many view as the archetypal dive watch, is slightly larger and has an updated movement yet remains true to its original design. This is our first encounter with the new watch.
James Bond wears a specially designed Omega Seamaster Diver 300M in his latest cinematic adventure, No Time to Die. How well does the watch deliver in terms of both mission utility and 007 style?
Dec. 7, 2020, was both the 175th anniversary of the founding of A. Lange & Söhne and the 30th anniversary of the company’s rebirth. What achievements then and later have made this brand what it is today?
IWC launched the Portugieser Yacht Club 10 years ago into the sporty yet elegant world of sailing. For 2020, the nautical chronograph model has a classic look and a steel bracelet upgrade.
Glashütte Original’s Alfred Helwig Tourbillon 1920 pays tribute to the legendary Saxon schoolmaster who invented the flying tourbillon, on the occasion of the device’s 100th anniversary.
Tudor has expanded its popular Black Bay Fifty-Eight series of dive watches. The latest addition is a blue version with a manufacture caliber and a moderately sized 39-mm case that has already won the “Challenge” watch award at last November’s Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG). How does Tudor’s new entry fare in our test?
Sports Cars For the Wrist: Porsche Design Custom-Built Timepieces Program
The user has the opportunity to customize the signature element of the self-winding movement, the new COSC chronometer-certified Caliber WERK 01.100, developed in-house at Porsche Design Timepieces AG in Switzerland.
Sixties, Meet Seventies: TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Montreal Limited Edition
Named after the treacherous Carrera Panamericana road race, the TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Montreal Limited Edition combines elements of the Carrera with those of the 1970s’ cult classic, the white Heuer Montreal, a cushion-shaped, bicompax chronograph with a colorful dial that was launched in 1972.
Racing Back To its Roots: TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Collection
Launching over two collections in two distinctive styles is the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 02 collection.
For 2020, the 55th anniversary of the brand’s first dive watch, Seiko has also been working on another take on two vintage watches from its Prospex collection. We take a first look at both the more classic “1965 Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation” and the “1970 Diver’s Re-interpretation” with its distinctive asymmetrical cushion case.
Spirit in The Sky: Aviation, Exploration And Historical Design Inspire New Longines Spirit Collection
Many historically minded watch mavens know that Longines timed Charles Lindbergh’s record-setting transatlantic flight in 1927.
Inspired By Ancestry
Blancpain’s Villeret collection channels the haute horlogerie roots of the world’s oldest watchmaking brand and continues to innovate with an array of grand and practical complications.
Postwar And Modern: Longines Heritage Classic Tuxedo Collection
The two new 1940s-inspired pieces called the Heritage Classic Tuxedo Chronograph and the Heritage Classic Tuxedo Time only take their inspiration from the postwar period and the sector-dial designs that were popular at the time.
Circles of Time
Fifteen years after its introduction, the Lange 1 Time Zone has now been equipped with a new manufacture caliber. The time in two different time zones can be read intuitively from the dial. But this watch offers much more, as we can confirm after scrutinizing one we were able to preview before the watch’s official launch.
As more and more of today’s consumers look for watches that make a truly personal statement, the art of customization is in rising demand. Here we offer one of the most comprehensive looks at customizing time.
Following the current trend, Oris has encased its design icon, the Big Crown Pointer Date, in warm bronze — not only the case but the bezel, the namesake big crown, and even the dial. We tested the watch in real-life situations.
The Watchmakers' Award
Created in 2001, the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) has established itself as the most important award show in the industry. A look back at how the event started, the performance of the competing brands and, just as important, how much the event has evolved over the last two decades.
Celestial Being: Astronomic Souveraine From F.P. Journe
For Only Watch 2019, François-Paul Journe debuted a spectacular prototype with a unique 44-mm case in tantalum, a blue chrome dial and a movement in 18K rose gold.
Between the Sky and Sea: The New Breitling Chronomat And Superocean Collection
The first Breitling Chronomat made its debut in 1948, and instantly made history as the first wristwatch to incorporate the aviator’s slide-rule bezel that is now the hallmark of another Breitling model, the Navitimer.
PERFECTING A MATCH
Water resistant, automatic winding, chronometer-certified, a date window — in 1945, the Datejust was the first watch that could offer all this — just about perfect. Nevertheless, Rolex has continued to improve upon it.
Customers are again placing more value on individualism. Small brands are becoming more attractive.
Based in the Black Forest region in Germany, Jörg Schauer has been making watches for 30 years. With his two watch brands, Schauer and Stowa, he has built up quite a following online. Here’s a look back at where it all started and what Schauer has planned for 2020. Questions by Rüdiger Bucher
The Breguet family revolutionized watchmaking in the 19th century and aviation in the 20th. The modern Type XX collection is the culmination of its multi-generational savoir faire in both fields.
It’s hard to believe that Grand Seiko has been on the international market just 10 years, since it’s celebrating its 60th birthday. Its Elegance GMT has a modern time-zone function and a high-speed automatic caliber that’s absolutely up to date.
Fans of retro styling will like the Freedom 60 Chrono. This chronograph from the young Swiss brand Norqain certainly looks attractive, but what else does it do?