LIST: The top 10 watch reviews of 2017 – part 2

LIST: The top 10 watch reviews of 2017 – part 2

Felix Scholz

Yesterday we published the first part of our most-read reviews of 2017, covering off Bulgari, Grand Seiko, Rolex, Longines and some more Rolex (for good measure). Today we go through the top five watch reviews of 2017, with some expected and some more surprising results …

5: IN-DEPTH: Tudor’s Black Bay Chrono – greater than the sum of its parts?

Baselworld always delivers a surprise or two, and this year it was courtesy of Tudor, and their first in-house, integrated chronograph. The biggest surprise wasn’t that the Black Bay DNA could handle a chrono, but rather that much of the movement architecture was provided by Breitling …

4: IN-DEPTH: The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer

The Omega Aqua Terra — with its robust build and subtle flash — has always been a solid choice for daily duties, but this year’s upgrade to Master Chronometer status made it that much more compelling.

3: HANDS-ON: Return of an icon – the TAG Heuer Autavia

TAG Heuer’s Autavia reissue was highly anticipated, and it did not fail to deliver. The good looks and good size rounded off by the welcome return of the CH80 movement (albeit under the name of the Heuer-02).

2: HANDS-ON: Seiko show their dark side with the Prospex SSC673P and SNE493P

The fact that this review was published only a few weeks ago is testament to the hotness of these blacked-out Seiko Prospex models, though we’re sure Jason’s superb pictures may have something to do with it too. The only surprise from our end is that it’s the solar models that got top billing, and not the auto.

1: HANDS-ON: Way of the warrior – the Seiko Samurai returns in 2017

Well, you guys like Seiko. And who can blame you? The Seiko Samurai — one of their much-loved divers — made a triumphant return this year, and with its combination of classic looks, sharp case and accessible price, it’s easy to see how it won hearts and minds.

So there you have it, our biggest watch reviews of 2017. Can’t wait to see what next year brings.