The Romain Jerome Titanic DNA Tourbillon Steampunk Ala Grande will be part of a limited edition of just 9 pieces. Not sure how that measures out into the various different materials available for the watch. In addition to a rubber strap, a black crocodile one is available. Price will be well north of 0,000, maybe even north of 0,000. It is hard to gauge how optimistic Romain Jerome's CEO and lead designer Yvan Arpa is feeling. This is the watch steampunk watch to own this season, and priced for the independently wealthy mad scientist in us all, who rejects such fancy things such as electricity.
Inside the watch is an automatic ETA 2893-A2 movement that is the 2892 with an independently adjustable GMT hand. The movement has some nice blued screws and slightly decorate black automatic signed rotor. Nothing too special about the movement though. The screw-down crown works well and has guards on it built into the case. One area I would like to have seen improved is the water resistance. I know that this watch is not a divers watch, but 50 meters of water resistance means that Ernst Benz probably doesn't recommend you shower in it. I would have liked to see the watch with 100 - 200 meters of water resistance to give it that same type of durable character as the Rolex. UPDATE: I realized that the written Ernst Benz materials were wrong and inadvertently neglected to read the 20ATM that is actually written on the back of the watch. So the Chronoflite GMT is actually 200 meters water resistant, sorry about that. So, actually you can go swimming with the watch I am sure. and showering is probably OK, but for the price which I think is around ,000 - ,000 bucks. If you are looking for a solid GMT watch and can handle the price - this is a great option from a low volume, high quality watch brand.
The stainless steel case of the Bulgari-Bulgari Moonphase measures 38mm, which is pretty impressive for a women's watch like this. It's elegant, yet makes such a passionate statement. The woman who wears this is strong, independent and worldly. Must be, to pull off a 38mm watch with such a presence. Had this been paired down to a smaller, simpler 30mm case, it would not have drawn such a response.
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With an obvious nautical theme, the Nautilus plays nicely on land and sea, but you don't want to expose this beautiful rose gold version to diving too often. You can imagine that a solid gold Patek Philippe watch doesn't come cheap. Thankfully on JamesList right now, you can find this watch for about ,000. This is about the retail price for the steel version of this hard to find watch. This model comes on the alligator strap with signature lug design that results in a very comfortable fit for this thinner than expected luxury timepiece.
With the introduction of the Bulgari-Bulgari Moonphase to be released at this year's Basel show, Bulgari is definitely widening its appeal. By adding more complications for women, other than just bedazzling timepieces with diamonds, I have even more respect for them as a watchmaker for women.
"Thinking about what would result if SEIKO itself was to try its hand at designing such industrial watches led us to the theme for this year — “TOKYO”.
Rather than the watch-like feel brought into Japan from Europe, the watches here are bound to give you a “Tokyo-like” feel. In Japan, a country whose strong point lies in its attention to detail in the creation of things, the watches here are bound to feel more familiar, somehow Japanese…Tokyo-ish."
Functions for the watch are: a rattrapante (split-time) or second timezone, 12 hour chronograph, date, and of course time. The watch case is fantastic looking made of three materials - stainless steel, grade 5 titanium, and 18k rose gold. There are two dial color options available (silver or black). The layout and design of the dial are all meant to inspire a sense of 19th century mechanical gauge futurism, and are based on original Louis Moinet designs. Hands with arrow tips are clear and unpretentious, but tasteful. The case reminds me of a 1970s diver's watch case in all its 46.3mm wide glory. Inside the watch is an automatic mechanical movement exclusive to the models. The strap is crocodile with carbon finishing. Of course a luxury watch like this does not come cheap. Expect prices for this very limited watch to be between ,000 - ,000.
There is already a lot of buzz going for this watch - so I am eager to see how else they expand upon this complication. And with a retail price starting approximately at ,000 is truly a steal. For such a Joillerie Horlogerie piece to be priced so modestly is alluring, to say the least.
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There is a special place in my heart for simple unpretentious watches - which are typically relatively inexpensive. The bread and butter of the watch world are timepieces like this, and they get the least attention. Countless hours and pages are spent on discussing ultra luxurious watches that will only ever be worn on the wrists of a handful of people - who probably like the looks and the idea of the watch more than the watch itself. For the countless watches out there worn by the everyday person, there is little to guide a potential purchase decisions. That is unfortunate because it is the "mainstream watch" whose sales really provide support for the industry that builds the best watches that we all aspire to own. So here is my review of worker watch, a rank and file Casio watch - and I think that you'll be surprised as to how aptly it can serve you, and how it does some things much better than its aristocratic cousins.
You can visit the exhibitor directory at JCK's website. There are a lot of important brands, distributors, and watch brand group companies. If there are any specific brands you want me to go check out and report on, just let me know. The event will span through the Sand Convention Center (which is funny because the Sands hotel no longer exists), and in the Venetian hotel. The main show is going to be from Saturday May 31st until June 2nd. I will still probably post articles during most of that time though.
I am excited to see what else comes from this brand as they are positioning themselves very well, in my opinion. Too often brands get caught up in trends and competing with each other that the very art of innovation gets lost. I hope that RSW continues to move forward with blinders on, creating their own real path.
The watch looks nice, and will make an excellent daily wear with its masculine looks, and anytime viewable dial. To enter to win the watch you just need to follow a few steps. Read each of them before starting so that you know what to do.
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Gear like this is more than just a fancy watch, but exists to be an essential training tool. After each session, that watch can be optionally hooked up to your computer and all the data can be plotted in an accompanying program to help you understand your progress, training productivity, and overall results. This takes the guess work out of a lot of what people in training have to deal with. I've known Suunto watches to be quite serious about their ability to collect data, and are serious tools for professionals as opposed to gadget novelties. Price adds up for all the optional pods and accessories, but these instruments are a good investment. Just over 0 for the t6c Red Arrow watch and more for the other components. The Black arrow ought to be much less.
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“When I look down I see the ocean depths. When I look up I see the expanse of the universe”, he says, referring to the parallel dimension of his art and character. The sea and the sky do in fact come together in “ImmenSEAty”. Its glare-proofed sapphire crystal reveals an expanse of sea as well as various unexpected indications. Along with the centrally positioned hours and minutes on Earth, the watch shows the time on Neptune, Uranus and Saturn on individual subdials arrayed on the upper part of the main dial. For the record, please note that a day on Saturn lasts 10.656 hours, on Uranus 17.24 hours and on Neptune 16.11 hours. ImmenSEAty” comes with a hand-wound mechanical movement that provides five days of power reserve. It features a flying tourbillon, i.e. one with suspended carriage, at 6 o’clock, that includes a Swiss lever escapement and a construction allowing the carriage to rotate in exactly one minute without resorting to ball bearings. The watch’s power reserve is read off a 120° sectoral indicator positioned between 8 and 9 o’clock on the dial."
Oddly enough, the watch industry has incredible difficultly getting decent low-cost watch winders out to us. For that reason you will find that most of the affordable ones are Chinese made, unless you want to spend many hundreds or thousands of dollar for something basic that is American or European made. Having said that, a lot of Chinese made watch winders are pure garbage. I've had some that die consistently within a few months. For that reason it is important to get one that you can trust, or at least maintain yourself cheaply. On the plus side, a lot of the Chinese made watch winders are cheap enough to be "disposable" to a degree. Today I am going to review a Chinese made watch winder with what I am told has a Japanese motor, that significantly adds to the value, as Japanese motors are far superior to what China typically produces on a mass level. I don't mean to sounds as though I am bashing Chinese goods, but rather that the reality is that much of their goods are so low quality, and in such great numbers, as it overshadows the good things being manufactured in China these days.
Duality collection watches from Itay Noy are fun and artistic, but they are also like Two-Face (image provided). You get a unique and great looking watch, but you also get something that talks about who you are. Most people embody some form of duality, and each person will be most drawn to at least one of the Duality line of watches offered here. The watches cost ,800 for Israel's nicest watch brand.
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