Replica Rado Lantano Plum Watches
The asymmetrical case of the Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 6 is, of course, consequently massive: 55mm by 49mm (that is for the edges of the bezel) with a thickness of 21.80 millimeters. The case is in 18k white gold – with a spot of blue from the ceramic pusher above the crown on the right. Interestingly, the case has a rather gracefully curved, cushion-shaped basic shape to it that is then greatly altered by the two circular additions on the right hand side – as though some mind-boggling horological complications grew out of a more modestly sized watch, making space for themselves in the case.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre Spherotourbillon from Jaeger-LeCoultre is one of my favorite watches from La Grande Maison. For 2015, Jaeger-LeCoultre has updated the watch by offering it in platinum and also by removing the date display and replacing it with a moon phase indicator that has a disc made of lapis lazuli. They also made some changes to the space surrounding the spectacular spherotourbillon, which spins on two axes and moves in such a way that it looks like it is also suspended in space. Few watches are as visually interesting to look at as this.
Tom Cross has already built up a succinct collection of interesting timepieces – a beautiful ‘40s-era Lemania chronograph and ‘50s Omega dress watch, both family heirlooms; a Hamilton X-01, the fascinating limited-edition recreation of a futuristic timepiece from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey (which will also be the subject of its own upcoming aBlogtoWatch article); for daily wear, he alternates a mil-spec quartz Marathon and Hamilton Thin-O-Matic on a quite cool, trés-‘70s, custom expansion bracelet. Still, nothing in Tom’s watch box reached the level of formality demanded by a televised awards show like the Academy Awards. To help Tom Cross with his award-season timepiece needs, aBlogtoWatch put him together with one of horology’s most revered and innovative manufactures, Jaeger-LeCoultre.
This Seiko Premier Kinetic Direct Drive Moonphase SRX008P1 has a rose-gold toned IP-coated polished steel case and comes on a fitted brown alligator strap with a nice deployant clasp. Seiko decided to have the strap be "backwards" compared to many others, as the excess strap is place on the side of your wrist that faces you, as opposed to facing externally. As is the case with mass-volume Seiko watches, the strap choice is acceptable but not amazing with its faux alligator print. I think that the look of the Seiko Premier Kinetic Direct Drive Moonphase could be dramatically upgraded with the addition of a really high-quality after market alligator or crocodile strap.
To my knowledge, there are exactly four differences between the Tudor Pelagos 25500TN and the Tudor Pelagos 25600TN (which is just the black-dialed and bezel version, while the 25600TB is the new blue version). The first difference is the slightly revised text on the dial, now four-versus-two lines, adding that the movement inside the Tudor Pelagos is a COSC Certified Chronometer and the model name of the watch ("Pelagos"). The second difference, is, of course, the use of the in-house made Tudor caliber MT5612, versus an ETA 2824-2 automatic movement purchased from ETA. The third difference, is a slightly redesigned caseback, necessary because the MT5612 is not the exact same size at the 2824. The fourth new element is the addition of the blue version of the Pelagos that sits alongside the black-dial version.