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In Chinese culture the year of the dragon is coming. How cool does that sound? I mean sure we can laugh at the year of the monkey, and no one wants to be born on the year of the pig - but the year of the dragon? Pretty bad-ass if you ask me. Well luxo brands getting drunk on Asiatic currency are gonna bank in big time this year. Piaget for example is releasing a huge line of high-end year of the Dragon themed timepieces for mostly the Chinese market.

To remind you, I last wrote about BLU here (about two years ago). Anyhow, on to The Gagarin Tourbillon. Yes, this watch is an homage to Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space. He was blasted into orbit via the Russian Vostok-1 rocket (Vostok is also the name of a watch brand but little coincidence!), and then orbited around a bit before coming back down. The Gagarin Tourbillon tries to memorialize this with a tourbillon that acts as a satellite around the dial of the watch. It travels over city names and places like the original satellite did. The tourbillon is a one minute tourbillon, and it revolves around the dial once each 108 minutes. Why 108 minutes? Because I think that is how long he was up there.

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While this Jaquet Droz watch is a lovely thing, it is also very expensive. Original price for the limited edition Quantieme Perpetuel Calendar model in 18k rose gold was said to be over ,000. Price now for one on James List is about ,500 - check it out here.

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Only Watch 2011 Auction Pieces Hands-On

Spending time with the watches I used my macro lens to capture some of their finer details. The X-Ray is a clever concept that has a dial mimicking an x-ray machine. What you see is a monochromatic outline of exactly what is underneath in the movement. Being an actual representation of what is under the dial is so unique. The X-Ray comes in a few dial styles, but the black and silver is my favorite.

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Today, the idea of custom work from a major brand doesn't often cross the minds many. I think Westerners aren't as used to it as Easterners. In fact, in the watch world, most customization is done for Asian people. Yes, it is a cultural thing, but I think people there are more used to the concept that they can ask. Would you, for instance, assume that you can go into a Vacheron Constantin boutique and ask for a totally custom watch? Well, you can.

This Chopard Monaco Historique Time Attack MF watch is one of two timepieces made for the car race in Monaco that is officially named the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique. The other one is an automatic model with a 7750 called the Monaco Historique Chronograph (of which there is a picture here). Each share the slick black, orange, and polished steel color scheme, but the Time Attack MF is a much more unique model (even though the mechanical chronograph is a nice model as well). These watches aren't limited edition models per se, but aren't the types to be produced for very long.

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I think that Dievas should also offer a rubber strap for this watch. I think that will be useful to many people. Still, the leather strap is water-proof treated. Little details like that make it clear Dievas is doing everything possible to stand by the "Professional" part of this Vortex's name. Inside the watch is a Swiss ETA 2824-2 automatic movement which is a solid work-horse. Nothing fancy, but it gets the job done. Dievas augments it with a custom black rotor. It is overall a cool watch with some interesting features for the right crowd. The original Dievas Vortex is likely a better mainstream piece given the more traditional dial style, but this Professional version does keeps its promise by adding extra case durability and a more legible dial. Price is a reasonable ,130 and you get learn more or get one online here.

Gerald Genta Gefica Bi-Retro Safari Watch Available On James List: A True Collectible

Gerald Genta Gefica Bi-Retro Safari Watch Available On James List: A True Collectible

This particular model is the ArmourLite Professional Stealth AL46 (AL-46). There are other models as well with quartz chronograph movements and non PVD black cases. This is a decent looking action watch with a no nonsense face and practical demeanor. On the wrist it wears a bit smaller than its 45mm wide stature might suggest. That is because it bulges at the sides and has a thick bezel. I would say it wears like a medium-large watch. The bezel does rotate and the case is water resistant to 100 meters. Apparently the steel case is designed in a special way to be very shock-resistant as well. You should do your own drive-over-it-with-a-car test.

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Even on the natural rubber strap the watch is large and heavy. This piece feels solid and weighty. The tonneau style case makes the 44mm wide size feel larger, but being in PVD black helps visually reduce the mass a bit. Though it is a darn cool looking watch on the wrist. 44mm wide is a bit of a misnomer given the large crown and guard structure. It is funny how 44mm wide can seem to large or small depending on the style of the case.

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That movement was the 1904 MC. A thin caliber automatic that had 48 hours of power reserve with a rotor set of ceramic ball bearings. It was rather nicely decorated, too. Functionally, it has the time with a subsidiary seconds dial and the date. Cartier made sure that it had enough differences in comparison to most of the base movements offered by ETA. You can see the movement via the sapphire caseback window on the back of the watch.

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Price for the watch is a strong point. With a manufacture made movement, this Swiss watch retails for ,750 (Ref. AL-950BR4AE6). The watch can be fun, and offers a type of style you can't easily find elsewhere. Alpina watches are actually popular in Europe. Do they have a solid formula for US appeal? I think so. Not with every model, but they have enough well-priced Swiss sport watches (with a classic soul) to leave many people satisfied. What is their top of the line model? Funny you should ask, it is the ,500 "Extreme Tourbillon Regulator Manufacture." alpina-watches.com

Angular Momentum Phenakistoscope Watches – Memento Mori & Little Devil

Angular Momentum Phenakistoscope Watches – Memento Mori & Little Devil
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Both the three-hand and chronograph version of the JG3700 have their appeal and I like the color palette choices. These are inherently simple watches with contemporary designs and some welcome character that is often devoid in watches of this type. Price for the three-hand JG3700 model is 5 and 5 for the chronograph model.

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Artya Watches For KISS: With Gene Simmons & More

Jaeger-LeCoultre: Making Timepieces In The Heart Of Watch Country Inside the Manufacture

While it is true that before Bell & Ross became famous for being the "square watch brand" they were making really nice round watches, it still feels novel for them to be making nice round watches... again. A few years ago they realized that while the BR 01 and BR 03 are spectacularly popular, they wanted to also focus on more traditional looking pieces that share the same functional looking DNA.

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This Spitifire Perpetual Digital Date-Month Calendar watch is going to be larger at 46mm wide and each of the Spitfire models ought to come in steel or 18k rose gold cases. In fact overall the new Pilot watch case choices seem to be steel, ceramic, or gold this year.

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Have you seen a cleaner looking classy GMT? I don't think I have. Especially one that is so simple to read and operate. This is the new Zenith Captain Dual Time watch from the brand's Elite movement collection. Elite movements are a little step down from El Primero movements - but also made in-house by Zenith. While El Primero movements operate at 36,000 bph, Elite ones operate at a more traditional 28,800 bph. They are also more affordable, and offer one of the best values around when looking to get a watch with in-house made Swiss movement.

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