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It is funny because as I ask him the question I think to myself how either totally awesome or completely inappropriate the watch is with his casual attire. At 48.5mm wide in steel, with a less than orthodox shape, it looks like a class-A nerd device that seems out of place in Vegas-style surroundings. I am imagining a guy who has his own helicopter to fly for fun and who has a custom desk chair made by H.R. Giger as the type of customer that would wear something like the Moon Orbiter Tourbillon casually; Someone who has no interest in steampunk because it is too full of hot air– someone that wants to go directly to modern sci-fi nostalgia. That is a born RJ guy.

The unique thing about the engravings on the 2260 SQ movement is their aesthetic design. They seem to combine traditional forms and lines with something more modern that, in a sense, resembles those "tribal tattoos," but in a really refined way. What is further interesting is the design of the bridges which swoop and curve with grace and poise.

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- Tag Heuer: only black and not naked titanium, and none on a bracelet.

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What You Should Know About Apple, iWatches, And Sapphire Crystal

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Thomas Bogner's concept of an Apple watch uses a curved crystal surface, curved in 2 axes. source: dribbble.com

There is marketing and then there is brilliant marketing. Go shopping for watches and you may find yourself discovering a new goldfish bowl. The large Spanish watch group Festina (and brand of course) has recently started putting water-filled clear plastic bags on shelves with the newest versions of their Profudno dive watches in them. This isn't the first time a watchmaker has put a water resistant watch actually in water, but as far as we know it has never before been done like this. The brilliant concept is thanks to a Berlin-based agency called Scholz & Friends.

Unfortunately, the Timewalker Chronograph 100 doesn't break too much new ground technically. It features a 1/100th of a second chronograph build using a slightly novel architecture compared to some of the others before it. TAG Heuer has been spending a lot more time than Monblanc impressing people with high frequency ultra precise chronographs over the last few years. Having said that, both brands have a lot of focus on "the chronograph." In 2011 TAG Heuer released the Mikrograph (hands-on here) that was the first mechanical wrist watch to have a 1/100th of a second chronograph with a central seconds hand. The Timewalker Chronograph 100 follows suit, but in a slightly different manner.

I purposely left the last and probably the neatest little detail as last. The tonneau shape of the case, coupled with the round-ish dial creates some excessive space due to the obvious difference between the barrel shape of the case and the circle inside of it. We already saw how the space above the dial is reserved for the day-night indicator, while the area below it is used to show the engraved text "Edition Limitée" and the unique number of the piece, as well as three diamonds set in engraved star-shaped triangles, serving as the sky behind the Earth.

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The event will be held this weekend, October 25-26, 2013, but aBlogtoWatch readers are getting a special sneak peek at a few of the fantastic watches that will be available. Check 'em out:

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.

Armin Strom Tourbillon Gravity Fire Watch With Micro-Rotor

Armin Strom Tourbillon Gravity Fire Watch With Micro-Rotor

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  • Analogue and digital display quartz movement, ETA 988.333 caliber, 7 Jewels,frequency: 32,768 Hz
  • Hand display: Hours, minutes
  • Digital display: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, perpetual calendar functions (day and date display, countdown, second time band. 1/100 second chronograph (ADD or SPLIT); Alarm
  • Gain/loss: +0.1 seconds/day (at 20 °C)
  • Long-life silver oxide battery (theoretical power reserve: 35 months depending on frequency of use of the alarm and chronograph functions)
  • Electromagnetic compatibility: EN 50082–1, EN 50081–1
  • Resistance to magnetic fields: 1600 A/m
  • Impact resistance: NIHS 91-10

VicenTerra Luna Watch

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If you have not heard, let me tell you: 3D printing is kind of a big deal nowadays. While it might not mean much for those less tech-savvy, for an ever-growing number of 21st century creators looking to invent or fabricate something, 3D printing is a highly popular tool. It immensely speeds up the prototyping process, which is one of the most time consuming phases in developing new products, be they cell phones, hairdryers or perhaps watch movements. Here, we meet US-based watchmaker Nicholas Manousos and take a look at his amazing 3D printed tourbillon – a world's first and a must-see for everyone seriously fond of watchmaking and the latest manufacturing methods.

The limited edition MB&F HM3 ReBel was produced in black as the only "left" HM3 for the Paris retailer Chronopassion. Could the prop designer for the show be a watch nerd at heart? We hope so. At minimum, I have to assume that someone Googled cool watch designs and was inspired by MB&F's creations. The newest version of the HM3 is the Megawind (hands-on here) and it retails for ,000.

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Event Recap: TAG Heuer “50 Years of Carrera” At The Silicon Valley Boutique

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Case Material:
Surgical grade German Stainless Steel "316L"
Diameter: 42mm
Height 12mm

Wempe offers both men's and women's models in the Sport collection, with first-class ETA movements, properly proportioned hands, and nice clean dials. Not design standouts, but well-chosen design elements that should age quite well. Let's go over the models. This is a "store brand" done very well.

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Diver's watch, in black

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.

Soccer (football) teams (clubs) from around the world will compete for about a month in various cities around Brazil from June 12-July 13, 2104 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup games. One of the most watched sports event around the world, the 2014 World Cup may easily break worldwide viewing records and will have a minimum of about 600 million to well over a billion viewers. That is a lot of eyes, and watch brands both mainstream and luxury are doing their part to be a part of the Brazil World Cup action.

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Lot 12: Girard Perregaux Opera One Tourbillon. This watch is number 1 in a series of 10, and produced in 2000. It features a manual wind movement, calibre GP 9899; 3 gold bridges in yellow, white and pink gold, 37 jewels, and additionally features a four gong minute repeater, which is usually referred to as a carillon. It chimes with the quarter hours with “do-re-mi-fa” rather than the usual high-low chimes. The last known retail price was 4,500.00 USD. The estimate is 260,000 Euros (8,831.03 USD), with a starting price of 160,000 Euros (0,819.09 USD). It just happens to be the most expensive item in the auction.

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