“It’s About TIME” Watch Get-Together In Los Angeles November 19th, 2014
So, the case size is rather modern and the dial design is certainly classic, but what about the movement? The Chopard L.U.C 1963 Chronograph is currently Chopard's only hand-wound chronograph, and that's because it uses a new in-house manufacture chronograph movement. Dubbed the L.U.C 03.07-L, this fully integrated chronograph movement sports not only a column wheel, vertical clutch, and a flyback complication, but also COSC certification and the Poincon de Genève (aka the Geneva Seal).
Patrick Kansa says:
OK, so even if the Hoptoff No. 16 atomic wrist watch is super accurate, how do you set the time and calendar information? Hoptoff has designed the Hoptroff No. 16 atomic wrist watch to be updated via Bluetooth, so I am guessing you use your smartphone, which in turn, uses the appropriate time from the global positioning satellites, that in turn, take the time from other atomic clocks.
The Titoni Seascoper watches are water resistant to 200 meters, which is less than the 300 meters of a serious dive watch, but to be honest, these should be fine for most recreational diving, and of course sports and swimming. Over the dials are AR-coated sapphire crystals. Compared to the very modern look of the Tissot Seastar 1000, the Titoni Seascoper has a more simple classic look that I think a lot of people will like.
To understand more about Ernie Romers' experience with Watchuseek and where it might be going, I spoke to Ernie himself in the Q&A interview below. Also, from what I've learned, it will be "business as usual" for the foreseeable future, according to Watchuseek's new owner VerticalScope, who has great admiration for the work Ernie Romers has put into building the site as well as the watch lover community.
I may have mentioned this in the past, but I really like the idea of thin dive watches (even though I rather ironically also like the idea of very thick dive watches). At 42mm wide and 11mm thick, the Calibre Diver wears very nicely on the wrist with an admirable width and a very svelte profile for a dive watches.
You see, the major challenge that classical, more simple aesthetics impose is linked to their relatively small number of design elements: while minor mistakes tend to get lost in a "robot turd" design (to quote John's phrase from the HourTime podcast), as the countless different angles, screws, subdials, texts and hands make them more difficult to spot. However, when it comes to more discreet and simple designs, even minor inconsistencies are generally easier to spot – and tend to be more annoying.
I certainly do sympathize with people looking forward to more mechanical complexity as a treat in a new Christophe Claret timepiece. While I feel that Claret did in fact "deliver" on his regular promise to offer a novelty which is a high-end toy (as he does with all his watches), the Christophe Claret Aventicum lacks much of an horological edge to it. Perhaps the timepiece would have been a bit more "Claret" if it included at least one other interesting complication with the mirascope in the center of the dials.
It certainly is fascinating to see how far watch design and technology has come over the last three decades. Among the more important design elements of the Giugiaro limited edition, Seiko notes enhanced legibility thanks to the use of unique typography – all other Astron GPS Chronograph models feature rectangular applied indices – along with what appears to be a color scheme undoubtedly inspired by the Italian Tricolore. The sub-dials and the central seconds hand feature vibrant green and red colors which make the tiny lettering easier to tell apart, while the large, off-white Arabic numerals stand out boldly on the periphery of the dial.
The MB&F Horological Machine No. 6 Space Pirate will be part of a limited edition of 50 pieces. Price is 0,000. mbandf.com