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I am not entirely sure what the base caliber the Master Retrograde movement uses for this complex little piece. The movement - seen through the rear of the movement - is really nicely decorated with perlage. It is not only a wide movement but it is also a bit chunky. It gives the movement a durable look that I think so really becoming - especially in this 44mm wide version of the watch. The movement has a few interesting features. First is the time, which includes a retrograde seconds display at 6 o'clock and the main display which can be adjusted in one hour increments. This latter feature helps when traveling through time zones and is part of the GMT function. There is a retrograde GMT had on the left side of the dial. It uses most of the length of the dial so legibility is pretty good. Adjacent to it is a retrograde date indicator. Last is a retrograde date of the week indicator. There is a similar version of this watch that has a power reserve indicator where the seconds indicator is on this piece.

The original HM2 SV was limited to only 25 pieces. That is a really low amount given how popular the watch was - and it was popular for good reason. The Sapphire Vision offered not only unparalleled views of the movement, but also created a totally new looking surface for a watch that spoke all too well the language of love for watch nerds. So for the last pieces in the HM2 collection to ever be made, MB&F offers just a few more of these sexy Sapphire Visions for us to enjoy.

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Bulova opted for a curved crystal that I believe is coated mineral glass, for these watches.  The curvature is nice but offers some visual distortion making it look a bit like you are seeing the dial inside of a bubble. The modern dial design combines relatively good legibility with all sort of little details, textures, and things to look at. The hands are lume covered and big enough to see without too much distraction. There is an open date window that uses a black disc. The color is good, but I am never a fan of open "extended" date windows. There are four screws on the dial to match the look of those on the case, and the carbon fiber is deep feeling. For me the prominent hour markers and hands make it enough to appreciate. While it lacks a European sense of design refinement (as is the case with most Japanese analog watches - but not all), it is enough given the theme and technology.

I am not entirely sure what the base caliber the Master Retrograde movement uses for this complex little piece. The movement - seen through the rear of the movement - is really nicely decorated with perlage. It is not only a wide movement but it is also a bit chunky. It gives the movement a durable look that I think so really becoming - especially in this 44mm wide version of the watch. The movement has a few interesting features. First is the time, which includes a retrograde seconds display at 6 o'clock and the main display which can be adjusted in one hour increments. This latter feature helps when traveling through time zones and is part of the GMT function. There is a retrograde GMT had on the left side of the dial. It uses most of the length of the dial so legibility is pretty good. Adjacent to it is a retrograde date indicator. Last is a retrograde date of the week indicator. There is a similar version of this watch that has a power reserve indicator where the seconds indicator is on this piece.

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It is the end of the year and you people are entitled to your lists, round-ups, and best-ofs. I am not a man of superlatives - so please stop asking me what my favorite watch brand, model, or food is. We thankfully live in a world were it is not necessary to choose favorites, and sampling is encouraged (my horological polyamory will continue unscathed). Having said that, I've chosen ten of the most desirable, interesting, or just plain cool watches of 2011 covered here on aBlogtoRead.com. Check them out below is no particular order:

Attached to the watch is a black rubber strap that is given an alligator print. You don't see that too often, but it works pretty well for the theme. Overall this is one of the most handsome Raymond Weil Nabucco watches from the last few years. If you like the idea of it then this would be one to consider. Price is ,500 for the reference 7800- TIR-00207 model.



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For this collection there will be three models available. Each are limited editions. Actually all Romain Jerome watches are limited editions. The primary case material options are steel (ref. RJ.T.TO.CH.003.01), PVD black steel (ref. RJ.T.TO.CH.001.01), and 18k red gold (ref. RJ.T.TO.CH.002.01).

Accuracy of course: -10/+15 sec per day

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Analog/digital Pro Trek watches aren't new, but each few years Casio offers a new one to keep up with the massive set of features that their latest and greatest Pro Trek models provide. This range is one of the best in my opinion and offers a very handsome alternative to the all digital Pro Trek timepieces. I've quickly become very attached to the collection due to the style and comfort. Even at 49mm wide, the case is light and airy, but solidly made. For a piece in this price range the detailing is very impressive.

Quality diamonds
Number: 195 / Carat (Approx.): 1.56
Clarity: VVS
Color: FG

Jaquet Droz Quantieme Perpetuel Calendar Watch Available On James List

Jaquet Droz Quantieme Perpetuel Calendar Watch Available On James List

OK, so this here is the RSW Nazca Sport. Specifically, two limited edition versions. The steel cases are (I believe) 49mm wide and have a totally unique design to them - very angular and geometric, but interesting. The dial itself is still round, but the chronograph subdials thematically match the design of the case and bezel. Inside the watches are what I believe to be Swiss Valjoux 7750 automatic movement that have been modified to have the subsidiary seconds dial removed for a more balanced look on the dial.

Jaeger-LeCoultre: Making Timepieces In The Heart Of Watch Country Inside the Manufacture

Thus, to play around with designs and offers a good value, MoVas uses Chinese movements that are less than boring. The movement here is made by Seagull - probably the most famous mechanical watch movement maker in China. They have some decent stuff, and in here is the ST2858 automatic movement. The movement is machine decorated and viewable through the watch's caseback window. While you can get a lot for your money with Chinese movements, they come with draw backs. There is a reason that Japanese and European movements are held in higher regard. Chinese movements are often more... primitive that movements you are used to. Having a watch with a movement from China takes some re-education in some instances. Swiss movements for example are easier to live with. Meaning that you don't often need to worry about breaking them just by operating them. They have winding limiters that make it impossible to overwind them. Not exactly true with many Chinese movements.  If you overwind them too much, they can break. A novice without an education in this can easily break a watch with just a few turns of the wrist. But if you know how to operate a movement - you should be safe.

You can see that the "globe" motif on the watch face is also carried over from the Globemaster - this is likely to become a signature design feature of the watch. I like that the hour markers are prominent and applied, and that the hands and hour markers are all richly coated with lume. You also have rather good proportions in all the hands. I am a bit concerned that because the chronograph seconds hand and GMT hand have arrow tips they might be easily confused when wanting to read the second time zone at a glance. As is the case with most Bremont watches the domed sapphire crystal will be richly AR coated.

Via the various images here you can see how this collection has evolved. Each of these watches used the Jaquet Droz caliber 5863 automatic perpetual calendar movement. With a lovely symmetrical set of dials and retrograde hands, this is a very unique and impressive layout for a perpetual calendar set of complications. The other images are there to show you have Jaquet Droz has implemented this movement in other watches.




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Inside Nivarox - The Heart Of The Swiss Watch Industry Inside the Manufacture

Size: diameter 31 mm, height 6,0 mm

Ball watches' 2011 offerings are mixed between modern and traditional looking timepieces. One of the interesting classic looking ones is this limited edition retro-inspired Trainmaster with a thermometer that will come in two forms. One will be the Ball Trainmaster Celsius, and the other will be the Ball Trainmaster Fahrenheit. Each is meant to honor the inventor of the respective temperature scale and uses one of Ball's unique movements.

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3. Wait until the giveaway is over on September 30th, 2011 for the winner to be chosen at random.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 41mm Selfwinding & Chronograph Watches Hands-On Hands-On

My understanding is that Omega only released one case style for the watch which was in steel with a 14k gold bezel and serial number plaque. The case is about 49mm tall and 32.5mm wide. It is 12mm thick and overall feels stately but not massive on the wrist. Retro by today's standards a bit, the tapered single-link style bracelet and overall design does endure well in my opinion. I find it interesting that the serial number is so prominently displayed on the case. Another design feature intent on making it feel more like an important instrument rather than formal timepiece. This was a serious geek watch for its time.

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