The IWC Pilot’s Replica Watch Automatic
The more simplistic dial of a moonphase/date watch offers increased amounts of visual elegance, which is a fitting thing for a dress watch. When I saw the Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Moonphase watch for the first time, I was quite taken with it. I found that the combination of elements such as the clean dial, dauphine hands, and attractive case all came together very well. In person, the Montblanc Meisterstück Heritage Moonphase is really rather striking.
For early 2014, Girard-Perregaux finally debuts the Chrono Hawk in steel on a bracelet. The design strongly hearkens back to the Laureato collection of watches from Girard-Perregaux that helped inspired the Chrono and Sea Hawk timepieces. Though, these modern watches are much larger at 44mm wide with wide lugs. The Chrono Hawk, with its long lugs always "wore large" and Girard-Perregaux promised an upgrade to the strap to allow it to wrap around one's wrist more comfortably. It is entirely possible that this issue has been addressed in the bracelet here assuming there is enough movement in the first link connected to the lugs.
To be honest, I never thought I'd actually make it to Konstantin Chakyin's manufacture in Russia. I've long since been fascinated by the high-end watchmaker hailing out of Moscow, but each time he invited me to come visit if I was in town, it never seemed like an actual reality. Well it turned out that I did make it to the manufacture, and I did just happen to be in town. As an American, traveling to Russia is a bit of an adventure. We are spoiled in the sense that we can fly pretty much anywhere we want without a visa, but that doesn't apply to places like Russia. I was happy I went and what I discovered about Konstantin Chaykin is interesting. I'll try to reveal some of it in discussing my hands-on experience with their newest watch, the Cinema.