By Mark Bernardo | Blancpain enters the rarefied air of aviationinspired
luxury with its Air Command, a revival of a 1950s military
model that now joins the manufacture’s regular collection. We
test-piloted the latest edition with a titanium case and sunburst
TESTS & REVIEWS
By Martina Richter | The new Pilot’s Watch Chronograph in IWC’s
unmistakable style rolls onto the runway with a blue or a green dial.
The classic 41-mm case surrounds IWC’s manufacture Caliber
69385. The new EasX-Change system makes it easy to switch one
wristband with another.
By Martina Richter | Seiko celebrated its 140th anniversary in 2021
with a number of special models. In addition to a modern reinterpretation
of the Prospex Diver’s watch from 1970 created for adventurer
Naomi Uemura, there was also an unlimited edition, which we
put to our test.
SCALING NEW HEIGHTS
By Mark Bernardo | Omega’s Speedmaster Chronoscope is a
chronograph that accomplishes the rare feat of deftly deploying not
one, not two, but three distinct scales on its dial and bezel. It’s the
most unusual Speedy in a while, but how does it hold up as both
tool watch and style object?
OFF TO NEW HEIGHTS
By Jens Koch | 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.
By Roger Ruegger | With the 37-mm Deepstar II, Aquastar has
launched a retro-styled automatic dive watch “as though the quartz
revolution of the late ‘70s had never happened.”
UPDATE OR UPGRADE?
By Alexander Krupp | 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.
By Martina Richter | 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. It can record time
intervals and is breaking new ground. We take a closer look.
By Martina Richter | The 60-year history of Sinn is closely linked
to aviation and the brand is celebrating its anniversary by releasing
a watch inspired by a former on-board cockpit clock, the
NaBo 17 ZM. We tested the 717 chronograph on the wrist.
By Martina Richter | The Multifort Patrimony Chronograph
revives the style of times gone by while picking up the beat of
modern mechanics. Our test shows how well the past and the
present fit together.
REACHING NEW DEPTHS
By Roger Ruegger | For many collectors, the history of the dive
watch starts in 1953 with the introduction of the Blancpain Fifty
Fathoms and Rolex Submariner. Divers, however, already had to
rely on water-resistant watches. We take a deep dive into how the
history of underwater exploration and the evolution of the wristwatch are connected.