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It is interesting to learn, and those who pursue similar creative activities can surely relate, that Potts prefers not to be constrained by pre-conceived ideas. In practice, this means that he either sets out to his realize his next project by starting out with a specific mechanism that he invented and wants to use, or by having an "end in mind" for which he sets out to develop a mechanism that would allow him to achieve that design.
The new Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial fits in to Omega's already crowded collection of dive watches as a direct visual emulation of the classic Omega Seamaster 300 watch from the 1950s. Omega is typically inspired by models from its "museum collection" in the interest of perpetuating core style codes and the visual DNA that has brought the brand to where it is today. At the same time Omega is invested in pushing forward with innovating new ways of building mechanical watches. Together these distinct goals coalesce to create timepieces that always offer a lot to talk about.
Much like their past models, the Tropik does not follow directly in the footsteps of the sibling watches that preceded it. In fact, aside from being a dive watch, the Tropik couldn't be more different than the Puck. With the introduction of their fifth model range, this Vancouver, Canada based brand sticks to their proven formula for small batch production, dive-ready watches that offer original designs at accessible prices, but the process has been fine tuned to offer what might be their most attractive and palatable design to date.
Earlier in 2014, Porsche Design ended its longstanding relationship with Swiss Eterna watches to produce timepieces for the Stuttgart-based German company. The precise reason for the termination of the relationship remains unclear but I theorized that it may have had something to do with Eterna's purchase by the Chinese company China Haidian. After the purchase, Eterna's CEO Patrick Kury also stepped down and it was unclear what the future of both companies would be like.
To a degree, this watch review comes at the brink of when Omega has promised to release a re-designed Constellation watch collection next year, in 2015. That said, the current Constellation collection is from more or less 2007, and like the De Ville helped launch Omega's new in-house made movements. As such, these two models each contain 8500/8600 series in-house made automatic movements.
Stop and consider that a moment. That's amazingly slender. Here's a comparison shot of my 2892-based RGM 151P:
This particular piece is unique among the three iterations of the 1563 in that it has luminous Breguet numerals and also luminous sword hands - all original to the watch. Noted in Patek's documents concerning this watch is the fact that it actually has 1436 stamped on the inside of its caseback, though it is not written whether this is for the lack of correctly stamped components, or just because someone had a rough night the day prior to assembling this beautiful piece. What we feel certain about is that owing to its bold numerals, beautifully balanced dial layout and its sublime complication, this watch sports a timeless and, dare we say, a more sportier look, something that makes this piece hugely desirable for the collectors of today and tomorrow.
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Having covered the width, the Orion is just 8.8mm thick and measures 48mm lug to lug thanks to its elegantly elongated and curved lugs. The lugs are 19mm wide but easily accepted a snug 20mm strap and changes are a breeze thanks to the rare inclusion of drilled lug holes. Winding and time setting are done via the small but grippy crown at three and both the front and back crystals are sapphire, with the former exhibiting a slight dome. Thanks to a design that maximizes the dial and the lug length, the Orion wears much larger than you might expect. I have 7 inch wrists and eyes that are used to seeing 42+ mm watches on my wrist, but the Orion feels just right and the sub-40mm sizing keeps the Orion from feeling trendy or too big for its design. You get the impression that 38mm was not simply selected on a whim, but rather that the new sizing for some of their most well-known watches was the subject of a great deal of consideration and planning. Nomos watches stick so closely to their insular sense of style and design that they often seem to exist outside of trends or fashion.
Still based around the 40.5 mm iconic case design that the Nautilus is known for, the 5990 uses every bit of its distinctive shape to enhance the user interface of the complications. Sure, the chronograph relies on the standard pushers that flank the screw down crown, but the buttons to advance or retreat the dual time zone feature are integrated into the left side of the case.
Even though Xia Hang prefers steel, Mr. Up/Mr. Down is rendered in polished aluminum. As a power reserve indicator it works very similarly to that on the standard LM1 watch (hands-on here) that also debuted in 2011. As you know, the LM1 was an almost shocking departure from what MB&F was accustomed to producing, as it was a traditional versus modern or futuristic style timepiece. Nevertheless, it proved to be a major success - and it is easy to see why, given the inherent beauty and design of the watch. At its heart, the LM1 is a traditionally conceived mechanical watch designed by Jean-Francois Mojon with each movement finished by the workshop of Kari Voutilainen.
The Grand Prix de Monaco Historique race occurs every other year, and Chopard releases new watches in kind. We did a hands-on review of a rather interesting SuperQuartz Monaco Historique Time Attack MF piece here from 2010, and you can check out the 2012 Chopard Monaco Historique watches here. For 2014, the collection evolves with tweaked looks that overall result in a beautiful package in addition to the new color scheme that abandons the iconic orange which is mostly associated with the race series.
Eerune: I studied graphic design as an illustrator and was heavily influenced by pop art. My work seems to reflect that style. I see people look at my work, and I hope that they’re interested in them–of course, they can see my love for watches, but also–see how I recreate them in the most attractive way to those who feel the same way I do. I tried to make the images as simple as possible. In short, I try to express it in a powerful and minimalist-like manner. My work exists only as images online, but will be available for print soon. In that case, the nature of my work should be a little clearer when seen in first-hand in person.
When we think about Rolex, we think about sport models like Submariner, or dress models like the Datejust and Day-Date, but it's important to remember that Rolex has a range of luxury dress watches in its Cellini collection.
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If there was ever a watch that could be rendered in camouflage and get away with it, it would be a Casio G-Shock. The new-for-2014 Casio G-Shock GDX6900CM collection isn't the first time we've seen Casio give its famous Casio G-Shock collection a camo colorway, but these are a rather cool-looking set of watches. Casio even developed a new "3D Camo Print" technique that it is using for at least five new models this year, and the GDX6900CM-5 (greenish) and GDX6900CM-8 (grayish) models will be coming to the US this month.