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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Sea Hawk Pro 1000
Editor's opinion
71/100
By Florian Matrion - January 10, 2012
Editor's opinion
71/100
Users' rating
84/100

The Watch Observer has tested for you the Sea Hawk Pro 1000, an oversized technical block of steel and rubber, sculpted by Girard-Perregaux to confront abyssal depths. Here's our review.

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Retail price France at January 10, 2012 :
7,950.00 €
Admiral's Cup Seafender 46 Chrono Dive
Editor's opinion
70/100
By Florian Matrion - December 5, 2011
Editor's opinion
70/100
Users' rating
49/100

The world of diver's watches is a prized playing ground for all watch designers. The Admiral's Cup Seafender tested today is a perfect illustration of this emblematic range of products from Corum.

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Retail price France at December 5, 2011 :
7,750.00 €
Master Compressor Diving Pro Geographic
Editor's opinion
74/100
By Florian Matrion - November 14, 2011
Editor's opinion
74/100
Users' rating
81/100

An extreme diver's watch in full compliance with the ISO 6425 norm, with a mechanical gauge inspired by the Atmos, and easy-to-use GMT features... Review of the Master Compressor Diving Pro Geographic.

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Retail price France at November 14, 2011 :
19,900.00 €
Chronographe Millenary Tour Auto 2011
Editor's opinion
71.5/100
By Florian Matrion - October 28, 2011
Editor's opinion
71.5/100
Users' rating
65/100

For the last six years, Audemars Piguet has been the official timekeeper of the Tour Auto. In 2011, it's a Millenary chronograph with a limited series edition of 150 copies that bears those colors.

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Retail price France at October 28, 2011 :
19,240.00 €
Aquatimer Chronographe Cousteau
Editor's opinion
73.5/100
By Florian Matrion - October 20, 2011
Editor's opinion
73.5/100
Users' rating
74/100

As the fifth tribute from IWC to J.Y. Cousteau, this new Aquatimer chronograph celebrates the Commander's 100th birthday. It's an elegant diving watch, tested for you by The Watch Observer.

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Retail price France at October 20, 2011 :
5,150.00 €
U1000 - EZM6
Editor's opinion
69/100
By Florian Matrion - October 10, 2011
Editor's opinion
69/100
Users' rating
77/100

The Sinn U1000 comes out from the depths to visit the offices of TWO. The Frankfurt firm has put all of its know-how into an extreme diver's chronograph that is both technical and practical. Review.

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Retail price France at October 10, 2011 :
3,060.00 €
BR02-94 Carbon
Editor's opinion
69.5/100
By Florian Matrion - October 4, 2011
Editor's opinion
69.5/100
Users' rating
76/100

As the spearhead for Bell & Ross' line of diving watches, the BR02 is without question the French brand's most technically-advanced watch. Let's review this unusual diver's watch, the BR02-94 Carbon.

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Retail price France at October 4, 2011 :
4,100.00 €
Seamaster 300 M Chronometer
Editor's opinion
74.5/100
By Florian Matrion - September 26, 2011
Editor's opinion
74.5/100
Users' rating
82/100

If you ask an enlightened connoisseur which sports watch you should buy with a limited budget, the Seamaster 300 M will most likely be on the short-list of recommendations. Let's review this icon.

Reach the Omega Area
Retail price France at September 26, 2011 :
2,800.00 €
Chronographe GMT GrandeVitesse
Editor's opinion
65.5/100
By Florian Matrion - September 21, 2011
Editor's opinion
65.5/100
Users' rating
84/100

Let's review a watch conceived to measure record-breaking land speeds thanks to an unusual tachometer scale! TWO has tested for you the Chronograph GMT GrandeVitesse. Without rushing. Review.

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Retail price France at September 21, 2011 :
2,250.00 €
Chronographe Silverstone Calibre 11 Edition limitée
Editor's opinion
65.5/100
By Florian Matrion - September 13, 2011
Editor's opinion
65.5/100
Users' rating
78/100

For its 150th anniversary, TAG Heuer, Ferrari's official timekeeper in the 1970's, reissues an emblematic icon of the sports chronographs dedicated to the world of automobile: the Heuer Silverstone.

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Retail price France at September 13, 2011 :
4,600.00 €
AMVOX3 Tourbillon GMT
Editor's opinion
84/100
By Florian Matrion - August 29, 2011
Editor's opinion
84/100
Users' rating
81.5/100

The 3rd release from the partnership between JLC and Aston Martin, the AMVOX3 Tourbillon GMT raises the bar pretty high from a watchmaking perspective. TWO has investigated this new watch for you!

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Retail price France at August 29, 2011 :
68,000.00 €
Heritage Chrono
Editor's opinion
70/100
By Florian Matrion - August 2, 2011
Editor's opinion
70/100
Users' rating
78/100

Review of a chronograph with a strong personality: its design, colors, density, and history set it apart from the rest. The Watch Observer has tested the Tudor Heritage Chrono for you. Review.

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Retail price France at August 2, 2011 :
3,070.00 €
Superocean Nouvelle Vague
Editor's opinion
70/100
By Florian Matrion - July 26, 2011
Editor's opinion
70/100
Users' rating
76/100

While the Breitling brand is usually associated with the world of aviation, it doesn't  mean that it neglects the diving community! TWO has tested for you the Superocean Nouvelle Vague. Review.

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Retail price France at July 26, 2011 :
2,200.00 €
Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic 47mm PAM 305
Editor's opinion
77/100
By Florian Matrion - July 18, 2011
Editor's opinion
77/100
Users' rating
76/100

This famous Italian brand became, in a few years, an icon in the world of sports watches. Panerai presents us here with its 47mm Submersible. TWO has tested it for you, in an urban environment.

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Retail price France at July 18, 2011 :
6,600.00 €
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 €
Chronograph Flyback Capeland 10006
Editor's opinion
67/100
By Florian Matrion - July 6, 2011
Editor's opinion
67/100
Users' rating
84/100

Newly released at the 2011 SIHH, Baume & Mercier introduces a Capeland with the design and charm from the old days. Enough to peak the curiosity of any connoisseur! Here's our review.

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Retail price France at July 6, 2011 :
5,980.00 €
De Ville Hour Vision
Editor's opinion
71.5/100
By Florian Matrion - June 28, 2011
Editor's opinion
71.5/100
Users' rating
83/100

The gigantic success of the Speedmaster and the Planet Ocean would make us almost forget about the rest of the Omega catalog. Today, let's focus on the De Ville Hour Vision and its 8501 Caliber.

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Retail price France at June 28, 2011 :
13,500.00 €
Submariner Date Lunette Verte 116610LV
Editor's opinion
75.5/100
By Florian Matrion - June 20, 2011
Editor's opinion
75.5/100
Users' rating
84/100

The Rolex Submariners' technical qualities don't have anything left to prove. Their figures have even become a standard in the watchmaking world. What does this new green version offer? Review.

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Retail price France at June 20, 2011 :
6,700.00 €
SpidoLite All Titanium
Editor's opinion
69/100
By Florian Matrion - May 30, 2011
Editor's opinion
69/100
Users' rating
77/100

A young Danish company founded in 2002, Linde Werdelin offers watches with a very pronounced modern and sporty look. We've tested and reviewed their flagship model for you, the SpidoLite Titanium.

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Retail price France at May 30, 2011 :
5,880.00 €
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