The Summer 2017 print issue of WatchTime Middle East is on newsstands now. This issue features in-depth reviews of the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph, the Patek Philippe World Time Chronograph, Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze, a face-off between IWC and Breitling and a comparative test of bi-compax chronographs and more.

We tested the Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph

Scroll down for some the highlights of our Summer issue.

  • The new Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph continues the brand’s maritime legacy. It’s also the brand’s first chronograph to earn certification as a Master Chronometer. We put the watch through its paces in the feature article, “Master of its Class.”
  • Tudor added a new bronze model to its Heritage Black Bay collection in 2016. Like its predecessors, this dive watch dips into history with a material that appeals to contemporary tastes. We conduct an extensive test of this popular watch (with an additional wrist review from Mark Bernando), which features original photos by OK-Photography.
A closer look at the Patek Philippe Ref. 5930
  • Reference 5930 from Patek Philippe combines a patented world-time mechanism with an in-house self-winding chronograph calibre. We take a close look at the new World Time Chrongoraph with a white-gold case and an updated blue guilloche dial.
  • Three affordable bi-compax models from Bell & Ross, Alpina and Union Glashütte face off in our comparative review.
  • We visit Glashütte Original’s manufacturing digs in the German town to get a closer look at how the brand makes its classic watches.
Find out why were in the town of Glashuette
  • Meet the newsmakers – the watches that created the most buzz – at Baselworld 2017, the year’s biggest watch show. Also take a closer look at some of the top vintage revivals from the year.
  • In “Flight Fight,” two watch brands strongly associated with aviation, IWC and Breitling, duel for horological supremacy in the air. Writer Jens Koch looks at icons such as IWC’s original Big Pilot’s Watch and Breitling’s Navitimer, as well as modern classics like the Big Pilots’s Watch Annual Calendar “Le Petit Prince” and Breitling Avenger Hurricane.

Plus: a closer look at Ulysee Nardin’s sequel to the groundbreaking InnoVision 1, a hands-on review of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Memovox boutique edition, a look back on the history and watch-world contributions of the Rado brand, and Editor-at-Large Joe Thompson’s regular column; and more.