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Every week, we offer you new reviews of luxury watches such as IWC, Rolex, Omega, Panerai, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Vacheron Constantin, Cartier, Chanel, Bell & Ross, Breitling, TAG Heuer, etc.

The watches are tested in real-life conditions with complete independence from the manufacturing companies; our writers/testers bring a critical and argued assessment, always enthusiastic about new models, limited edition series, and other vintage watches from the largest manufacturers around. Each watch is then evaluated using a common set of base criteria. Our reviewers also provide you with all the useful technical data, along with the price for each of these closely examined watches.

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Chronomètre Souverain
Editor's opinion
79/100
By Florian Matrion - June 4, 2010
Editor's opinion
79/100
Users' rating
81/100

300 years of matchmaking and chronometers around your wrist, the measured extravagance of François Paul Journe. In the Souverain family, I ask for the Chronometer.

Reach the F.P. Journe Area
Retail price France at June 4, 2010 :
24,480.00 €
Radiomir Black Seal PAM 183
Editor's opinion
67.5/100
By Florian Matrion - June 4, 2010
Editor's opinion
67.5/100
Users' rating
73/100

Reminiscence of historical models of Panerai, the Black Seal is a watch with enchanting simplicity, readable and well designed. Review troops.

Reach the Panerai Area
Retail price France at June 4, 2010 :
3,900.00 €
Aquatimer Chronographe
Editor's opinion
73/100
By Florian Matrion - June 4, 2010
Editor's opinion
73/100
Users' rating
52/100

The Aquatimer line has been for 40 years the synonym of sober and sturdy dive watches that privilege functionality before estheticism. Let's see if the latest collection keeps its promises.

Reach the IWC Area
Retail price France at June 4, 2010 :
4,800.00 €
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 €
Calatrava 5120
Editor's opinion
79/100
By Florian Matrion - June 4, 2010
Editor's opinion
79/100
Users' rating
79/100

According to the adverts: “You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation” – but is this really true or just marketing talk ?

Reach the Patek Philippe Area
Retail price France at June 4, 2010 :
13,500.00 €
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 €
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 €
Luminor Submersible PAM 24
Editor's opinion
68.5/100
By Florian Matrion - June 4, 2010
Editor's opinion
68.5/100
Users' rating
76/100

Panerai watches are in their own league : adored by the stars (Stallone, Hugh Grant, Mike Horn...), they gather as many supporters as cynics among watch making enthusiasts.

Reach the Panerai Area
Retail price France at June 4, 2010 :
4,500.00 €
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.

Reach the Chronoswiss Area
Retail price France at June 4, 2010 :
5,800.00 €
AMVOX I
Editor's opinion
65.5/100
By Florian Matrion - June 4, 2010
Editor's opinion
65.5/100
Users' rating
81/100

Boasting multiple collaborations and common values, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Aston Martin allied themselves again in 2005 to celebrate the 40 year birthday of the Polaris and the DB5 with a new panel.

Reach the Jaeger-LeCoultre Area
Retail price France at June 4, 2010 :
7,500.00 €
Grande Class Open El Primero
Editor's opinion
65.5/100
By Florian Matrion - June 4, 2010
Editor's opinion
65.5/100
Users' rating
74/100

The Zenith Class Open El Primero is an acrobat that allies the extremes : it reflects both the modernity and the speed of our society, as well as relying on classic stylish codes.

Reach the Zenith Area
Retail price France at June 4, 2010 :
7,200.00 €
Datejust 116200
Editor's opinion
72/100
By Florian Matrion - June 4, 2010
Editor's opinion
72/100
Users' rating
84/100

Let’s go over one of the Rolex Watch-making classics : the Datejust. A multitask watch with some out of fashion dimensions.

Reach the Rolex Area
Retail price France at June 4, 2010 :
4,635.00 €
Chronographe El Primero 36000 alternances
Editor's opinion
75/100
By Florian Matrion - June 4, 2010
Editor's opinion
75/100
Users' rating
81/100

In Basel 2009, Zenith presented the 69 New Vintage as a tribute to the 40 years of the chronometer El Primero. One year later, it is a whole range that has been presented, such as this EP 36000 VPH.

Reach the Zenith Area
Retail price France at June 4, 2010 :
5,800.00 €
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 €
Navitimer
Editor's opinion
70/100
By Florian Matrion - June 4, 2010
Editor's opinion
70/100
Users' rating
75/100

The Navitimer has forged the actual identity of Breitling : the watch as an aviator's tool. Let's discover this great chronograph designed for the most emblematic adventurers of an era.

Reach the Breitling Area
Retail price France at June 4, 2010 :
4,175.00 €
Big Pilot
Editor's opinion
68.5/100
By Florian Matrion - June 4, 2010
Editor's opinion
68.5/100
Users' rating
80/100

On the catalogue for now nearly 10 years, the Big Pilot is the highlight model of the “Flieger” scale, with high level dimensions and movement.

Reach the IWC Area
Retail price France at June 4, 2010 :
11,400.00 €
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 €
Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch
Editor's opinion
73/100
By Florian Matrion - June 4, 2010
Editor's opinion
73/100
Users' rating
81/100

The Professional Speedmaster is undoubtedly the most mythic of the wrist chronograph and remains unchanged since 1957 :  let's sift through a revered giant of watch making.

Reach the Omega Area
Retail price France at June 4, 2010 :
2,900.00 €
Portugaise Yacht Club
Editor's opinion
73/100
By Florian Matrion - June 4, 2010
Editor's opinion
73/100
Users' rating
80/100

Emblematic to IWC with its sober and refined models, the Portuguese brand has enriched itself in 2010 with a new variation of “Yacht Club”. Let's review the details.

Reach the IWC Area
Retail price France at June 4, 2010 :
9,800.00 €
Radiomir Black Seal PAM 183
Editor's opinion
67.5/100
By Florian Matrion - June 4, 2010
Editor's opinion
67.5/100
Users' rating
-/100

Reminiscence of historical models of Panerai, the Black Seal is a watch with enchanting simplicity, readable and well designed. Review troops.

Reach the Panerai Area
Retail price France at June 4, 2010 :
3,900.00 €
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