So the question for most people is how does the 41mm size look? Big? Too big? Not big enough? I would say just right. The 39mm wide version was always a watch that wore large. The same goes for the 41mm wide version. It look like a 42-43mm wide watch and is also nice because it has a relatively thin profile. For me the new larger size is more ideal for my tastes. It will also help win over a lot of guys who up until now have only been wearing Royal Oak Offshore watches.
Tech specs from Audemars Piguet:
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You can tell that there are three versions of the dial. White, black, and black with white chronograph subdials. The watch dial looks great. Vintage looking font for the Arabic numerals, with all the necessary marks for easy reading. Lots of SuperLumiNova on the dial. the hands are an interesting mix between the two genres as well.
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"Memento Mori" isn't a name that hasn't been used before, but a design like this is cool and unique. The watch case is literally shaped like a skull. This one has been hand-engraved in solid sterling silver (also the crown). Not sure of the size, but it does not look too small or too large. Interesting touches include the traditional style blued-steel hands and aviator style crown. That combo looks inspired from Peter Speake Marin if you ask me.
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The Nivrel La Grande Manuelle X47 set will be limited to just 250 pieces. I think after those are sold you can still get the watch, but the X47 set won't be available. Price for it all is 1,990 euros. I quite like this watch, and it offers a sort of "living simple" calming feeling. Some days La Grande Manuelle will feel downright boring, while other times it is exactly what you want to put on your wrist. It is comfortable, tells the time, and handsome - in other words the quintessential conservative watch.
The open tourbillon window looks like two wings to showcase the concept. On the rear of the watch you can clearly see the two barrels that are nicely labeled for your understanding. The movement and the dial are sort of separated into distinct zones. JLC is really a brand mostly run by watch makers and engineers - and it shows very much so in their design.
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New for 2010 is the Breguet Marine Royale Alarm Ref. 5847 (5847BB/12/BZ0). Not the first alarm for the line, but perhaps more "alarming." The watch is big too. Almost massive for Breguet standards at 45mm wide. This with the thickness of the case make it feel like a big chuck or metal on your wrist. Heavy is good, but the watch really does have a particular "chunky" quality to it. Case material is 18k white gold (or 18k rose gold), and available with two dial colors.
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The mixture of steel, ceramic, and titanium feels satisfying. Jaeger has achieved a very aggressive look that is also legible, classy, and masculine. It is a very good execution of a modern sports watch with a Swiss level of refinement.
Water resistance: 3 atm
That is a lot of features and a very important thing to point out is that the Bulgari Daniel Roth Grande Sonnerie Quantieme Perpetual Calendar watch has both sonnerie and minute repeater functions. The first chimes the times at various intervals automatically, and the latter chimes the time back to you on command.Read more ›
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I am also getting a bit weary of retro style aviator watches that are totally new but attempt to look old at the same time. A good example of this is the sand colored lume on this piece. For a long time now brands use this to look like lume which has aged over time getting a darker patina. It doesn't really need to be there and they do it for style. On some watches I love the look (especially when it clashes with black), but against gray and green I have yet to see how it appeals to me. I'd need to see the watch in person to decide. There is also the matter of the red hour indicator ring. This inner ring of hour numerals is very much part of pilot watch history. Though the red colored ring offers less than optimal contrast against the gray face of the watch. Then there is the "open" date window. I am not a huge fan of these and IWC almost pioneered this look with their previous Top Gun watch that had the "T window," incorporating both the day of the week and the date.
Nice dial detail - note the stamped logo, model and depth rating. Subtle. Yep, Swiss made. The mineral crystal is anti-reflective coated on the inside.
Accuracy of course: -10/+15 sec per dayRead more ›
Thickness 14.14 mm (overall dimensions)
Width 30.40 mmRead more ›