WatchTime December 2017

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WatchTime December 2017: Citizen,Tag Heuer, Rolex, A. Lange & Söhne, Zenith, Blancpain, Patek Philippe, Bucherer, Watch Groups
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  • PICTURE PERFECT By Martina Richter | The Da Vinci Chronograph is the 11th timepiece in the “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” series. We put it to our test.
  • LUMINOR NUMBER TWO By Martina Richter | Unmistakably inspired by the styling of the Luminor, the Panerai Due is a contemporary reinterpretation of that classic model from the ’50s.
  • A WORDLY WATCH By Martina Richter | The Glashütte Original Senator Cosmopolite can show the correct time in 36 time zones. We test this watch to see if it’s suitable for daily use.
  • SOLARZILLA By Roger Ruegger | The Citizen Promaster Eco-Drive Professional Diver 1000m is the world’s first solar-powered watch capable of saturation diving – and the Japanese brand’s second 1,000-meter diver.
  • MASTER DIVER By Alexander Krupp | The Oris “Meistertaucher” name has tradition. It stands for a long series of professional divers’ watches.
  • INHERITING THE MOON By Mark Bernardo | Vacheron Constantin’s Patrimony Moon Phase & Retrograde Date traces its design heritage to the 1950s, but also looks to the future with a moon-phase that’s accurate for 122 years.
  • A FULL-GROWN CLASSIC By Jens Koch | Rolex has revised the Sea-Dweller. This classic divers’ watch is causing some surprises with its magnifying lens, new movement and larger diameter. We test one of the first examples.
  • ART AND INGENUITY By Nitin Nair | The sixth Handwerkskunst edition from the Glashütte brand known for its lavish finishing combines some top tier Métiers d’Art with real technical ingenuity.


  • TIME FOR HER By Dara Hinshaw | A selection of the latest women’s watches to help you find that perfect gift for the holidays
  • GOING UP By Gisbert L. Brunner | The prices jewelers charge for iconic watches have moved in only one direction: up!
  • WHO OWNS WHAT By Joe Thompson | Our latest handy, dandy guide to the major watch groups
  • BLANCPAIN BRINGS METIERS D’ARTS TO THE FOREFRONT By Roberta Naas | Blancpain raises the bar when it comes to Métiers d’Art dials, employing three different ancient Japanese techniques for its new Battle of the Queen Cows watch.
  • TWIN PEAKS By Rüdiger Bucher | What is the “number one” luxury watch brand? There are two, though they are fundamentally different. We explore why Rolex and Patek Philippe are so successful.
  • ON THE CUSP By Thomas Gronenthal | Zenith’s El Primero automatic chronograph caliber is regarded as one of the world’s best and most accurate movements. We take a look at its development.
  • SPIRIT OF INQUIRY By Martina Richter | The Aquanaut Travel Time “Patek Philippe Advanced Research” is aimed at lovers of avant-garde developments in mechanical watchmaking.
  • 6 TIME EXPLORERS By Melissa Gössling | When climbing or hiking, mountain biking or camping, a watch needs to be sturdy and able to withstand scratches and impacts. We present six watches designed for the outdoors.


  • ON WATCHTIME.COM A glimpse at what’s on our site to keep you up to date on the latest watch news
  • WORLD OF WATCHTIME See the global reach of WatchTime and its partners.
  • WATCHTALK Citizen announces a new partnership; Patek Philippe’s Tierry Stern and Larry Pettinelli talk about the Art of Watches Grand Exhibition; Seiko celebrates two milestones; Zenith unveils the Defy Lab; and more
  • FACETIME A photo mélange of readers and their watches
  • THE LAST WORD Roger Ruegger talks with Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin.

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