It is very likely that the SNR005 was designed for the Japanese market, but Seiko decided to test it outside of Japan as well. Therefore, the design is beautiful and interesting, with a distinct Japanese twist. Images of the SNR005 don't really do it too much justice. I recall a few years ago seeing images of it and thinking "well, that is interesting, but I am not totally sure about this one." Once you are able to wear the watch a bit you really appreciate it. While the design isn't perfect, it is an extremely capable classy watch, with a super cool movement, and a solid construction. People used to lower-end Seiko watches only, will be pretty impressed by a watch like this. It blows more entry level Japanese watches out of the water.
The Indicator watch is 48mm wide and done in titanium. You can get it in a light or dark case tone. The watch is exceptionally well built. Pure Porsche Design looks, with a great timeless, yet modern appeal. Inside the watch is a movement that actually uses an ETA base, but is heavily modified with over 400 new parts. The movement actually have about 800 parts. More than most movements with these functions. The movement is an automatic, and you can see the nicely made (looks like part of an auto wheel) titanium automatic rotor through the sapphire caseback window of the watch. There is also gold on the rotor to add necessary weight. The chronograph pushers on the case are large, and the crown is easy to use. Originally, the watch crown was meant to look like a wheel with tire on it. Though that was held back.
Aside from the caseback of the watch, the two pieces are the same. Set in a 44m wide PVD black steel case, they are story and stern, compared to their more decorate rears. Each is water resistant to 50 meters and has a sapphire crystal. Magrette now uses LUM-TEC as their dial maker and luminant supplier. The laser-cut dials are great looking with LUM-TEC MDV GX luminant. There is also an embossed black on black face image on the dial just above 6 o'clock. The watches come with 24mm leather straps. You'll also love getting your Magrette watch in the mail if ever buy one - as many of them (including these) arrive in beautiful hand-made wooden boxes that smell like a fine furniture store.
Thanks Michael for your thoughts. I take this as a positive review, with the qualification that people with very large wrists should consult with Orbita referencing the length of their watch straps before getting this, or any watch winder for that matter.
Harry Winston Opus X Watch
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Harry Winston Opus X Watch
You can move the HM4 around in all sorts of angles being able to easily see inside of it. The movement is a thing of beauty - designed specifically for the case, and very symmetrical. It has 72 hours of power reserve. This is one of the most artistic machines that MB&F has ever created. On the top of the movement (visible through the sapphire crystal) is the balance wheel, and on the other side of the watch is a visible bridge over a gear that is MB&F's signature battle axe shape. The movement is manually wound.
If you were focusing on the movement, you’d be considering the watch from the wrong perspective. Castro makes no bones about what movement he uses and his primary criterion is reliability. Where Castro put the investment is in the best materials and manufacture of the case, which is top-notch. I don’t think you will find better.
Blue and purple sapphires: approx. 5.17K
OK, so before you begin reading this I need you to start the above video of a choir rendition of "America the Beautiful." The video has some cheesy imagery of course, but interestingly sums up my swelling patriotic pride in America's first made (and designed) tourbillon movement. It is no surprise that this comes straight from Pennsylvania at RGM. The brand recently announced America's first made and designed watch movement (in a long time), and now its very first tourbillon. Hailing from Lancaster county, it is funny how this innovation in the American watch industry stems from a place where much of its population is living in the past. I am of course referring to the wealth of Amish that live out there.
Like I said, you will recognize the design elements including the Arabic numeral "12" and hour marker styles from digital clocks. Without being a cheesy homage to he 1980's, RSW was able to incorporate a vintage style looking dial on a modern watch, and do it well. The large hands are very easy to read, and taken from another RSW piece known simply as the Diving Tool Watch. The dial is also enhanced by SuperLumiNova luminant. In addition to a few case style choices, there are a number of dial choices. Black with a variety of hand and numeral colors (such as green, yellow, red, white), and with a white dial or silvered dial. RSW is pretty much just having a fun time offering a number of colorful options. Who knows what will sell the best, they all look pretty neat depending on your taste.
That is right, the JwlryMachine will come in at least two versions. The displayed purple version, as well as a pink version. Plus, because the watches are made to order, MB&F and Boucheron promise that almost any color the client can imagine will be feasibly available. I personally like to call the purple version the "Night Owl." Because the Night Owl is also a character from Watchmen, and because that character had a ship named Archimedes that looked like an owl. Thus, I placed those images in the post. The Night Owl, as being a major gadget guy himself, might like a JwlryMachine for extravagant nights out on the town.
See above (and in full via link below), this is the start of a futuristic comic series to help Urwerk market their new Linear Time Black Cobra watch. This is the black cased version of the UR-CC1 King Cobra that I discussed here. So what do you think? Is this comic cool? I think so. Will it get people slowly excited about the brand and the timepieces? We will see. Click on the thumb nail below.
The design of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme Lab 2 watch case is more science fiction that science - though the watch is designed to be worn on the most demanding of scientific expeditions. The case is 46.8mm wide and water resistant to 100 meters. The extremely complex construction has materials sandwiched between other materials, with some ceramic thrown in the mix. The design feels purposeful and reassuring it is quality. Indented areas on the side of the case add to the complexity of the design and a feeling that the watch is a serious device more complex than you ought to understand. The case is actually really light for its size - especially the titanium version. I love the look of it, and the ceramic bezel is a factor that will help reduce visual wear and tear (as ceramic is really hard to scratch). I just love the look of the case - it is masculine, feels sturdy, is totally unique, and gives the watch a fantastic character.
An interesting regional perspective on fake watch ownership, follow up on Pebble Beach and Parmigiani, and John get's keen on liquid metal - and I invent the "Omega Liquid Ocean Watch."
It is a good idea to understand why this watch came into existence. It is the brainchild of Scott Devon, owner of the Devon line of luxury goods. Devon is working to have a full line of clothes, fragrances, and more. There was even the Devon GTX supercar, that may eventually see its way to full production. The two existing cars are beautiful American supercars. The Tread 1 is hopefully the start of an entire new type of luxury watch brand. American in spirit, design, and manufacture. Most of the parts in the Tread 1 watch are made by aerospace part suppliers, and the watch is assembled in Southern California. Almost no one who is supplying parts to the Tread 1 has ever made, or supplied parts to a watch before. This is a new experience for them all, which gives the Tread 1 a look and feel that is unique among the legions of novel European watches that are theoretical competitors. At the same time, while the Tread 1 isn't a cheap watch, it is far less expensive than other wild looking watches of this type that you'd find coming out of Switzerland. Further, almost all the part in the Tread 1 are made specially for the watch. Save for the small motors and screws...
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The case of Hamilton's Khaki Pilot is in stainless steel and finished with alternating brushed and buffed polishes. One of the major reoccurring features on pilot watches is the bezel. It is light and thin, leaving as much room as possible for the dial. The crown is screw locking, which makes it quite solid, but a pair of protective shoulders are there for extra insurance. A scratch-resistant sapphire crystal is fitted to the case. A second one on the back showcases the mechanics of the movement, including the engraved rotor. The window on the back of the case looks somewhat small, but it is rather the 46mm case that is quite large. A black version of the watch is also available. The black PVD variation comes fitted with an alligator-print strap, which highlights the timepiece's elegant side. While undeniably sporty, the Khaki Pilot can also be dressed up. The dial has a lot to do with this. The applied, five-minute markers are made of steel, which lends some shine to the the dial. The brown and black alligator-style straps that are available are also pretty classy even though they retain the thickness of the basic leather strap.
This new limited edition watch from Charmex's CX Swiss Military Watch is the Hurricane, and is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain! For a neutral country, Switzerland has a lot of "military" stuff, and likes to commemorate battles. Why did I just realize how ironic that was? So, German failure in 1940 has given this Swiss company the ability to make a cool watch. If only they new how much defeat meant back then...