Despite being large in size the Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar is very light as all the models are int titanium. This of course follows the tradition of most T-Touch models being in the lightweight, strong metal. Of course, Tissot offers the T-Touch Expert Solar on a titanium metal bracelet–and in many ways it is the best option as it completes the look of the T-Touch so well. Then again the fabric or rubber strap might be best because they will ensure a snug, secure fit for the watch.
A. Lange & Söhne is the only German brand showing at the Watches and Wonders fair in Hong Kong, and is has to be said that they've brought their A-Game to the East. The Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar Handwerkskunst is a great example of what ALS is capable of when they seek to enhance their already world-renowned haute horology designs and the Saxonia Automatic Outsize Date exemplifies their more reserved side and offers an interesting and noteworthy feature that should appeal to both collectors and enthusiasts alike.
So it was without much hesitation that I answered the call and re-arranged my super-busy schedule for a thrilling trip to Brazil to enjoy the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the remarkable hospitality of Parmigiani Fleurier. It was especially exciting when I saw in the schedule that the marquee game we would be attending live was one of the last group games, featuring the USA vs Germany - a dream trip to cheer for my adopted home country of the USA against the football powerhouse Germany.
An excellent example of what people mean when they say "tool watch," the Rolex Sea-Dweller is is the stuff of dive watch legend, and Rolex didn't mess with the established formula for this updated version. Still sporting a 40mm case in 904L steel, a date display with no magnifier and 4000 ft (1220 M) of water resistance, the 116600 keeps up with the modern line-up thanks to the inclusion of a Cerachrom bezel and a Gildelock clasp with a 26mm diving extension on the bracelet.
Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex, was among the very first to realize that the wristwatch could never become truly popular as long as the aforementioned key issues persisted. At the time, around the first decade of the twentieth century that is, he was also among the few who foresaw and believed in the wristwatch's potential to become a must-have item that would be worn not just by the wealthy few, but rather by nearly everyone in the world. It was this strong belief that motivated him to find solutions to the reliability issues of wristwatches. Actually, to be telling you the full story we must note that as early as 1910 his persistence coupled with some of the company's ingenious engineering solutions resulted in the first chronometer certified watch by Rolex, although the brand today does not communicate on the details of that watch or the quality of the chronometer certificate.
The boutique, relatively affordable, watch brand Dietrich will soon release a brand new model that we think is going to be rather cool for the price. Their new watch is called the Dietrich OTC (OTC-A01), and rather than "over the counter," that stands for "Organic Time Chronometer." Sound like a lot of hype? Well the name certainly is. The piece isn't a COSC certified chronometer and while the design is fluid and organic in style, I don't think the OTC was grown in field without the use of pesticide. Having said that, Dietrich does make a cool watch and there is a lot to look forward to here.
The way the hours are minutes are indicated is via a tube that moves up and down as it spins and is read through an indicator window. It is quite an ingenious solution and I've never see anything quite like it. How does the watch look on the wrist? Weird of course. It is certainly wearable though, especially because the gold part of the case is meant to wrap around your wrist. Again, not a daily wear, but a very interesting design. Not sure about water resistance though.. you'd think a lot for a watch themed after a fantasy submarine right?
PJ: I think I am reckless enough to pursue the grail no matter what, but sometimes, you know, dreams are evolving and priorities are changing. Ultimately, it's about passion. The grail is not the one that we own, but the next one down the line. And believe me - the upcoming DB28 Maxi Chronograph should be something closer!
What is it: Before it was "TAG Heuer" it was just Heuer. In 1963, Heuer released the now iconic Carrera collection under the leadership of Jack Heuer. Heuer, who literally has just finally retired, spent the last years of his working career as the honorary chairman of TAG Heuer. The mid to late 1960s were ruled by the sports chronograph, even though it was not until 1969 that brands (including TAG Heuer) released automatic self-winding chronograph watches. The Carrera was inspired by auto racing and some of the most elegant versions are the originals. They happen to come in many styles as well. My favorites are the Heuer Carrera 2447 SN and 2447 NS watches. What is the difference? Well one has a silver dial with black sub dials and the other has a black dial with silver sub dials.
I've never really been a fan of watches with aluminum cases because of their fragility. Corum has claimed that the aluminum version of this watch has some type "ceramisation" as a coating to offer the dark gray tone. Is that supposed to mean there is some type of ceramic coating on the case to make it strong? I am not sure and that is not exactly what they say. Though I can say I am further not a huge fan of matte finished gray surfaces either for watch cases. In a nutshell I think Corum has really been missing a design opportunity with its high-complication piece like this. Save whatever personality the Admiral's Cup collection has left and make it great collection again. When it comes to tourbillons or use of novel materials and manufacturing practices, perhaps designing a new collection is a better idea than coming up with names like "Seafender" that I am sure most will argue don't have any business being paired with a tourbillon to begin with. Price for the Corum Admiral's Cup Chronograph Tourbillon 47 Seafender watch is 50,900 Euros in the aluminum case, 78,500 Euros in the 18k red gold case, and 225,500 in the 18k red gold case with diamonds. corum.ch
Not meant for the retail market, the dial of the Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Racing watch offers an interesting "themed" variation of the brand's classically positioned Historiador watch collection. The watch is 40mm wide in steel, and relatively thin, at just 10.40mm in thickness. The case wears on the larger side thanks to the very long and curved lugs that are also widely spaced on the case.
The reason I was sent the watch (from California where it lived) was due to a flood which had entered the vault housing the watch, resulting in some slight rusting. The owner had searched for somebody to restore to its original glory, and, after an interrogation from one of the people at JPM, it was sent to me. I had no idea what the watch actually was when it was handed to me in cardboard box wrapped in paper. When I removed the wrapping, the watch filled the palm of my hand and half the length of my fingers - closer to a small flat marine chronometer than a pocket watch. I remember feeling slightly bemused, as I had not expected to start my day quite as it had turned out.
Like the Day/Date (and unlike the Datejust) the Rolex Cellini collection will be exclusively available in precious metal. These aren't watches that right now contain precious stones, and they have one of the thinnest profiles available in a Rolex watch. Nevertheless, they still contain in-house made Rolex automatic mechanical movement.
1. Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement L.M. Watch In Pink Gold Hands-On
From plastic to metal, the Pebble smartwatch grows up with the new "Pebble Steel" for 2014. Is the public ready to start wearing smartwatches? The industry feels that 2014 may just be the right time and more fashionable designs in the traditionally ho-hum-looking nerd watch department are going to start being released. Today, at the International CES in Las Vegas, Pebble announced version 2 of the Pebble smartwatch, aptly named Pebble Steel - will it "steal" the show? In addition to an upgraded design, Pebble flaunts its apps and range of upcoming features.
Topper Fine Jewelers operates a single store in Burlingame, California. Burlingame is just south of the SFO airport and about halfway between Palo Alto and San Francisco.
Of course, those changes are all inside. Outside are the very visible things that we need to cover. First and foremost, take a look at the case. It's a 44mm steel one, with your choice of PVD coating - black, or a rose gold (which has alternating brushed/polished surfaces) as our sample had. While I don't have much gold (in terms of yellow gold) in my own collection, rose gold is a great, how shall I say, compromise material. It's a way of getting some excellent color in the mix, if you want a break from silver or black tones, but aren't ready to jump to yellow gold.
Azimuth SP-1 Landship Battle Tank Collection Watch
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Azimuth SP-1 Landship Battle Tank Collection Watch