Automatic watches

An automatic watch is a watch equipped with an automatic winding mechanism. The carrier’s movements drive an oscillating weight which, due to a system of gears, transmits the generated force all the way into the watch’s spring. Thus the watch no longer requires that it be wound manually. Most of the automatic mechanisms available today allow for the winding using either direction of the weight’s rotation. Moreover, they also provide enough power reserve for fifty hours on average, depending on the model.

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of automatic watches (102)

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Artelier Worldtimer
Editor's opinion
49/100
By Florian Matrion - June 4, 2010
Editor's opinion
49/100
Users' rating
76/100

In 2004, to celebrate its 100 years of existence, Oris launched the range Artelier. Since then, the collection has expanded. Today, we have been able to test the Worldtimer model.

Reach the Oris Area
Retail price France at June 4, 2010 :
2,220.00 €
Type 21 BNL tricompax
Editor's opinion
53/100
By Florian Matrion - October 25, 2010
Editor's opinion
53/100
Users' rating
70/100

Endowed watch for the French army pilots in the 1950's, the Dodane Type 21 is nowadays released in a limited edition. Let's see if this modern version is worthy as its famous predecessor.

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Retail price France at October 25, 2010 :
3,150.00 €
BR01-94 Pro
Editor's opinion
56/100
By Florian Matrion - June 4, 2010
Editor's opinion
56/100
Users' rating
64/100

The BR01 with its direct aircraft clock origins and respectable size of 46mm x 46mm, has become the icon of Bell & Ross :  it's a radical watch, which promises to make an impact on anyone. 

Reach the Bell & Ross Area
Retail price France at June 4, 2010 :
5,500.00 €
Turbine
Editor's opinion
57/100
By Florian Matrion - July 18, 2010
Editor's opinion
57/100
Users' rating
70/100

Review of a watch-making “phenomenon”: the Perrelet Turbine. A watch with an original design and which double rotor will impress more than one. Visual and sound effects guaranteed !

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Retail price France at July 18, 2010 :
3,600.00 €
Delphis
Editor's opinion
58/100
By Florian Matrion - June 4, 2010
Editor's opinion
58/100
Users' rating
75/100

The Chronoswiss Delphis is a watch which is both original and sober, complicated and simple. Its sublime dial is the key to the success of this watch.

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Retail price France at June 4, 2010 :
5,800.00 €
TIRION TriRetrograde Seconds DLC
Editor's opinion
59/100
By Florian Matrion - May 9, 2011
Editor's opinion
59/100
Users' rating
72/100

More famous for its cufflinks than for its watches, Milus here brings us its TIRION TriRetrograde Seconds DLC. But isn't a triple retrograde seconds just a little over-the-top for a man alone? Review.

Reach the Milus Area
Retail price France at May 9, 2011 :
8,900.00 €
Dandy Chronographe XL
Editor's opinion
60/100
By Florian Matrion - June 4, 2010
Editor's opinion
60/100
Users' rating
65/100

As a wink to the 1920's cushion-shape chronographs which it modernizes the form, the Dandy Chronograph assumes successfully its status as a male jewel.

Reach the Chaumet Area
Retail price France at June 4, 2010 :
3,950.00 €
Diver P'6780
Editor's opinion
61/100
By Florian Matrion - August 20, 2010
Editor's opinion
61/100
Users' rating
71.5/100

Almost the twin sister of the Eterna Kon Tiki Diver, this diving watch with its imposing looks will accompany you in your extreme diving. Or more modestly, in your daily life... Review.

Reach the Porsche Design Area
Retail price France at August 20, 2010 :
8,400.00 €
Heritage Pulsometer Limited Edition 1942
Editor's opinion
61/100
By Florian Matrion - February 25, 2011
Editor's opinion
61/100
Users' rating
68/100

Staying true to the current "vintage" trend, Eterna releases a reissue of its Pulsometer chronograph, first launched back in 1942. Is the watch lover's heart about to beat faster? Review.

Reach the Eterna Area
Retail price France at February 25, 2011 :
3,700.00 €
Hi-Beat 36000
Editor's opinion
63/100
By Florian Matrion - July 24, 2010
Editor's opinion
63/100
Users' rating
64/100

The Grand Seiko Hi-Beat is the perfect reflection of the Japanese excellence, allying performance and discretion, with this hint of paradox peculiar to puzzle the Westerners. Review in details.

Reach the Seiko Area
Retail price France at July 24, 2010 :
6,300.00 €
WRX City Explorer C
Editor's opinion
63/100
By Florian Matrion - August 2, 2010
Editor's opinion
63/100
Users' rating
70/100

Young brand revealed to the public in 2008 and launched by Frank Huyghe, Ralf Tech is a brand to be discovered. Let's review the WRX City Explorer C, a watch with virile sizes.

Reach the Ralf Tech Area
Retail price France at August 2, 2010 :
3,450.00 €
1911 Teckton Chronograph
Editor's opinion
63/100
By Florian Matrion - September 16, 2010
Editor's opinion
63/100
Users' rating
74/100

The 1911 range is the spearhead of Ebel and a good way for The Watch Observer to get an opinion on the brand's production. Let's discover together this Tekton chrono that I have tested for you.

Reach the Ebel Area
Retail price France at September 16, 2010 :
7,450.00 €
Singular
Editor's opinion
63/100
By Florian Matrion - December 21, 2010
Editor's opinion
63/100
Users' rating
73/100

Specialized in single-hand watches, the MeisterSinger company, still relatively unknown to the public, gives us the chronograph version of its bestseller. I have tested for you the Singular.

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Retail price France at December 21, 2010 :
2,500.00 €
BR 01-92 Radar
Editor's opinion
63/100
By Florian Matrion - January 13, 2011
Editor's opinion
63/100
Users' rating
79/100

A new model issued in 2010, the BR 01-92 Radar stands as a conceptual evolution of the BR Instrument, as it has no hands! Will it hit the bull's eye? Let's check it out together!

Reach the Bell & Ross Area
Retail price France at January 13, 2011 :
3,900.00 €
Big Bang Classic Fusion All Black
Editor's opinion
63.5/100
By Florian Matrion - June 4, 2010
Editor's opinion
63.5/100
Users' rating
54/100

Let's sift through one of the Big Bang's variation : the Classic Fusion All Black. A particularly highly emotional watch...

Reach the Hublot Area
Retail price France at June 4, 2010 :
6,400.00 €
Super Avenger Black Steel Limited Edition
Editor's opinion
63.5/100
By Florian Matrion - December 9, 2010
Editor's opinion
63.5/100
Users' rating
65/100

Breitling revisits one of its reference models and puts it in stealth mode. Reliability, testosterone and unconventional dimensions. The question is: will you measure up to the machine?

Reach the Breitling Area
Retail price France at December 9, 2010 :
4,500.00 €
V12-44 Charles Pozzi
Editor's opinion
64/100
By Florian Matrion - February 23, 2011
Editor's opinion
64/100
Users' rating
67.5/100

When passion for watchmaking meets passion for high-end automobiles, the mix will inevitably involve B.R.M's founder Bernard Richards, and famous Ferrari French importer Charles Pozzi. Review.

Reach the B.R.M Area
Retail price France at February 23, 2011 :
4,600.00 €
Scuba 200 Sumo SBDC003
Editor's opinion
64/100
By Florian Matrion - July 11, 2011
Editor's opinion
64/100
Users' rating
77/100

A GREAT LOW PRICE! A bestseller from the Japanese brand, the Sumo is one of those iconic watches often considered by connoisseurs to be a "must have". TWO has tested it for you.

Reach the Seiko Area
Retail price France at July 11, 2011 :
599.00 €
Space 3 White
Editor's opinion
64.5/100
By Florian Matrion - June 28, 2010
Editor's opinion
64.5/100
Users' rating
71.5/100

After the creation of their first models thanks to external collaborations, the Vintage collections and Space 3 have been the first watches 100% Bell & Ross. Review of the Space 3.

Reach the Bell & Ross Area
Retail price France at June 28, 2010 :
2,060.00 €
Grand Seiko Spring Drive
Editor's opinion
65.5/100
By Florian Matrion - June 4, 2010
Editor's opinion
65.5/100
Users' rating
79.5/100

The GS Spring Drive SBGA011 is a prime example of current high-end Seiko watches. Let's test this model which has discrete refinement.

Reach the Seiko Area
Retail price France at June 4, 2010 :
5,900.00 €
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