The final limited edition Mr. Jones Face Timers watch is the Analogon by UK-based artist Lucy Vigrass. Adopting the Greek word for "proportionate," the Analogon is friendly look into the future, anticipating a wold of smartwatches and even more involvement in connected devices (as well as robots). The dial has the face of a friendly, toy-like robot, where, once again, the "teeth" provide the time.
According to Omega, the Master Co-Axial movements are tested to resist magnetic fields to about 15,000 Gauss. Apparently that is the strength of an MRI machine - so if I understand Omega correctly you are now safe to wear a Master Co-Axial equipped watch while being scanned in an MRI machine... if you really needed to.
Tim Mosso is the Horology Officer and Product Specialist at watchuwant.com of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
There are interesting elements of the finishing on the skeletonized movement which aren't done by hand, but rather a process Armin Strom calls 3D-PVD. The idea is to color or finish various elements of the dial and movement so that the overall look is more harmonious. The Armin Strom Skeleton Pure Fire has a darker set of tones on the exposed movement surfaces, as well as colors from the movement itself such as brass and synthetic ruby. The same concept is used for the Armin Strom Skeleton Pure Water, but with different colors.
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The Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 XXL case even creates the illusion the that mechanical movement inside is curved as well, which is not the case. The case is actually relatively thin, being just 11.74mm thick. It makes for a wonderful design and enjoyable wearing experience. It helps that it is also comfortable and very attractive looking. Of course, there are similarities to the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso in theme, but there is nothing wrong with that, as Girard-Perregaux offers a distinct look.
Cartier released the Calibre collection a few years ago to serve not only as its premier collection of men's watches, but also to introduce a new range of in-house made movements designed to fit in Cartier's more "volume" models, under the brand's more prestigious high-complication items. The Cartier Calibre has seen various iterations, including at this point, a chronograph as well as a diver. The original is perhaps still the most elegant and warm when offered in a fully 42mm wide 18k pink gold case and matching bracelet paired to a chocolate brown dial (ref. W7100040). The appeal of the Cartier brand name is well combined with a modern men's sports-style watch that feels very much at home in all gold. Priced here at ,400.
Welcome back to an original aBlogtoWatch feature, "My First Grail Watch." In this series, we ask prominent people in the watch industry about the first timepiece that they lusted after. Today, we're speaking with Elie Bernheim, the third-generation leader at the helm of Raymond Weil. We think you'll find it interesting to hear from someone who quite literally grew up in the industry.Read more ›
During the New York City event, firefighters tested Victorinox Swiss Army INOX timepieces as the watches were boiled in water, frozen in ice, tumbled in washing machines, blasted with sand, and run over with a truck, among other ordeals all designed to test the limits of a modern sport activity watch.
Another classic sports watch that was never originally intended to be produced in gold when it was for military pilots is the Breguet Type XX. A more modern and slightly larger version is the Type XXI, as well as the Type XXII, which look particularly handsome with a chocolate brown face matched to an 18k rose gold case. Breguet includes a highly sophisticated 10Hz operating chronograph movement in the Type XXII, which happens to be among the rare modern models available with both a gold case and matching bracelet. Elegant, sporty, timeless, and masculine, this ref. 3880BR/Z2/RXV is a good way to show off what might be your favorite precious metal with a price of ,500.
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JK: Growing up in Iran in the early '70s, I'd always go to watch stores and look in the windows at my favorite watches that I couldn't afford. Every day, starting around age ten, I'd go look at the watches I couldn't buy! Many years passed; I left Tehran and came to U.S. in the late '70s to escape the Iranian Revolution. I finished high school in Santa Monica, California and then studied production-operation management for manufacturing in college. I started a business in the 1990s distributing Apple Computers, and then got into real estate; I've also worked on products for the motorcycle and medical industry, which is what I do today. And when I began making a lot of money, I started collecting the watches that I'd always dreamed of since I was a very young kid and never got to have.
>Model: Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1948
>Would reviewer personally wear it: Yep
>Friend we'd recommend it to first: Mid century design enthusiast who doesn’t dig black.
>Worst characteristic of watch: We’ve been somewhat spoiled with the incredible Casa Fagliano leather on previous Tribute editions, we miss it here.
>Best characteristic of watch: The blued steel hands and detailing.
When the Greubel Forsey Art Piece 1 watch was released, only a side view of the watch was available, and it wasn't even of a complete timepiece. What we saw was a sort of lens in the crown that seemed to contain one of Wigan's miniature works. It appeared that the work was right in the lens, but what we have since learned is that the lens acts as a magnifier and that the actual piece of art is a bit deeper inside of the watch. Photographing this effect is difficult to say the least. Let's just say that when you look directly at the crown you get a good view of the small character or item that Willard Wigan created for the watch.Read more ›
Enjoy an evening of complimentary first-class fare, top-shelf drinks, and the company of fellow wristwatch enthusiasts, as the “It’s About TIME” team of luxury watch professionals bring the collection to life. These watch specialists share the dedication and ardor of the veteran collector.Read more ›
Zenith has produced something befitting its founder's genius, while staying true to the modern stylistic characteristics of the brand. The case silhouette of the Zenith Academy Georges Favre-Jacot watch is identifiably from the Zenith Academy, and the 'guiding star' logo is featured on the dial and prominently on the crown. You could, however, be forgiven for skipping over the necessary nods to the brand's identity in favor of ogling the complication that sets this wristwatch apart from the crowd. A kidney-shaped cutaway, spanning from 9 to 3 o'clock, reveals a finely wrought fusée and chain system.
Exclusively available in rose gold and 42 mm sizing, the Chopard L.U.C 1963 Chronograph is 11.5 mm thick with sapphire crystals front and back. The case, while quite current in proportions, is a classic styling that really allows the 18k rose gold to shine. Finished with a simple but large crown and a set of piston pushers, this may well be a design that we see on watches from over 50 years ago – with Chopard simply photocopying it at 110%; but there is nothing wrong with that when it is tastefully done.
Available on leather, silicone, or a matching bracelet, the Sinn EZM 9 TESTAF starts at hefty 40. While that price tag is in the upper range for a three hander with a third party movement, Sinn doesn't make cheap watches, and no corners will have been cut in the design and production of the Sinn EZM 9 TESTAF. So yes, it is a bit on the spendy side, but the Sinn EZM 9 TESTAF offers a very capable package and is a great example of a modern tool watch. Sinn.de
According to the company, the Sony FES Watch comes pre-loaded with a few dial and strap styles that attempt to make the best use possible of the e-ink display. I think it is really cool, actually, to see e-ink used for both the strap and case. Assuming the Sony FES Watch has the ability to receive updated software and/or user-generated designs, it could be very cool. More likely, however, is that the Sony FES Watch "mark I" will be the beginning of a larger assortment of fashion-related modern timepieces (and other times) that exist somewhere off to the sides with the traditional watch camp on one end and the emerging smartwatch industry on the other. As though consumers needed more wrist watch choices these days, right?
Here, we see that Ball used flat tritium tubes on the Ball Engineer II Marvelight, which accomplishes two things. To start with, it gives the watch the look of "regular" lumed indices (albeit, rather wide ones). This, in turn, moves the watch away from the tactic-cool vibe you can pick up from some tritium-equipped watches. Second, it makes for a very even dispersion of light at those indices when you check the time in the dark. It is a bit of a shame that the same tubes could not be used on the handset, but they would have turned into monsters and, I have a feeling, not looked very good. Weight is also a major issue with hands, as a movement's torque is enough to move only so heavy of a handset.Read more ›
With some risk can come great reward. Assuming you've identified a truly interesting watch project on Kickstarter for a good price, you are going to get a lot of watch for your money if you "back" it. This is because as a consumer, you are taking a risk, and being rewarded not only with a good value, but often something very exclusive or unique. One of the best ways to get an inexpensive and interesting limited edition watch is by backing a watch project on Kickstarter or Indiegogo.
Oris has decided to make the Audi Sport Limited Edition watch limited for a reason, but I think it would have worked well as a standard collection model for a few years. With a price that isn't wild, I think the watch will be a sleeper hit when it first comes out, but will surge in popularity a few years from now, when more people learn about it. Price is only about 0 more than non-limited edition Oris Artix watches in steel cases, versus this one's titanium case. Limited to 2,000 pieces, the Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition ref. 01 774 7661 7481 watch has a price of ,100. oris.ch