WatchTime October 2017

WatchTime October 2017 +++ Dive Watches +++ Tests: Rolex Air-King, Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean, Seiko Padi Diver +++ TAG Heuer: The New Monaco Gulf Edition +++


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WatchTime October 2017: Tag Heuer, Rolex, Omega, Seiko, Hublot, Bulgari, RGM, Carl F. Bucherer, Patek Philippe
WatchTime October 2017: Tag Heuer, Rolex, Omega, Seiko, Hublot, Bulgari, RGM, Carl F. Bucherer, Patek Philippe Publisher's Letter: Sara Orlando Editor's Letter: Roger Ruegger Content WatchTime October 2017 Content WatchTime October 2017 Content WatchTime October 2017 A look at TAG Heuer’s current strategy and offerings TAG Heuer started production of the 01 chronograph caliber in 2010


  • BACK TO THE FUTURE By Roger Ruegger | A look at TAG Heuer’s current strategy and offerings


  • KING OF THE SKY By Martina Richter | While the Air-King refers to the historical links between Rolex and aviation, this new model makes a modern statement with a 40-mm case, boldly styled dial, and Rolex’s own “Superlative Chronometer” certification.
  • FOR DIVERS WITH WANDERLUST By Jens Koch | The updated Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean is a professional divers’ watch with 600-meter water resistance, a helium-release valve, and colors that match the hues of exotic destinations.
  • AFFORDABLE BASICS By Melissa Gössling | Can good quality and affordable prices go together? We test two watches that each have a metal case and an in-house movement but a price under $400. The Swatch Sistem51 Irony Tux and the Seiko SRP772K1 face our scrutiny.
  • FOR THE BEACH AND THE BEACH BAR By Alexander Krupp | Watch lovers look good underwater and on dry land with the blue and black TAG Heuer Aquaracer.
  • BREATHLESS By Alexander Krupp | It’ll take your breath away! A Seiko designed for diving that offers an affordable entry into the world of in-house mechanical watches


  • THE LUXURY LIST By Joe Thompson | A new ranking of the world’s top 100 luxury goods companies includes 21 watch firms.
  • A HINT OF TIME By Roger Ruegger | Bulgari’s new Octo Finissimo Automatic sets a record as the thinnest automatic watch on the market.
  • THE MAKING OF RGM By Joe Thompson | American watchmaker Roland Murphy faced long odds when he started a mechanical-watch company in 1992. Here’s how RGM made it to its silver anniversary.
  • NEW AGAIN By Melissa Gössling | Retro trends are popping up almost everywhere you look including in the watch world. We present a collection of some of the newest and most attractive watches that follow this trend.
  • SPLASH! By Alexander Krupp | Take the plunge with us into the colorful world of water sports. Here you can find professional instruments with appealing technologies, styles and prices.
  • STARTING A REVOLUTION By Jens Koch | In 2005, Hublot revolutionized the watch world with the introduction of the Big Bang. Its complex case construction and the unusual combination of materials are keys to its enormous success.
  • A SUCCESSFUL VISIONARY By Katrin Nikolaus | Christophe Claret worked in the background for more than 30 years, specializing in grand complications. But his own brand is becoming increasingly important. Poetry, history, automobiles and even magic inspire him to invent new watches.
  • MASTER OF ALL By Martina Richter | Omega expects almost all of its watches to go through rigorous testing by METAS to attain “Master Chronometer” certification by 2020. We were on-site at Omega to find out how this ambitious project is becoming reality.


  • 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 New watches from Grand Seiko, Carl F. Bucherer and Patek Philippe; and more
  • WATCHLIST Stylish, sexy and cool, black watches are the perfect accessories when dressing for the night.
  • WATCHTRENDS A new bronze watch looks very much like a gold timepiece, but the alloy soon acquires a charming patina.
  • WATCHTRENDS Some sea turtles were already swimming the oceans when the predecessors of these exciting dive watches were created.
  • WATCHTRENDS Blue was the predominant color at BaselWorld again this year. But all blues are not the same.
  • WATCHTRENDS These new ladies’ models of classical provenance have left the familiar codes of watch styling behind.
  • FACETIME A photo mélange of readers and their watches
  • LAST MINUTE In the American chapter of the Patek owners’ club, Packard and Graves hobnob with Gentleman Jack and Joltin’ Joe.

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