There are a number of very cool, technical looking Jaeger-LeCoultre watches that were available, but according to Jaeger-LeCoultre here is what is in the movie. I will have to see the film and determine if there are even more JLC watches in it.Regardless, here are the pieces of Jaeger-LeCoultre "Wrist Armor" in Iron Man 2.
When I visited the Porsche Design booth at Baselworld 2010 I was pretty amused to see the new P'6780 Diver watch cause it looked pretty familiar. In fact, just a few years ago Eterna released a watch that was almost identical, called the Eterna KonTiki Diver. I really loved about that piece and wrote about it here. Why was it that somehow the Eterna KonTiki Diver was now a simplified Porsche Design watch?
In addition to the sapphire crystal on the dial and caseback, there is a curved crystal on the side of the case with a nice view into the happenings of the tourbillon. Everything about the watch aside from looking at it head on involves the movement and its beauty. At the same time, unlike other watches like the beautiful Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon Technique, the 2Tourbillon 24 seconds doesn't have the most "open" of movements. Still, it is amazing to look at, even just the polishing.
This watch isn't real... yet. But it likely will be. VicenTerra has an interesting offer for the first 100 people who put down money for one of these interesting GMT-3 watches. If they pre-order, it will cost them only 5,000 Swiss Francs as opposed to the anticipated retail price of 15,000 Swiss Francs. The catch of course is that 100 people need to ante up, and when it comes to watches, we never know just how long it will take for something to reach production - though it usually does.VicenTerra doesn't even have a website yet (that I could find), though they do have a Facebook page here (where you can get more details, etc...).If you are really sold on the brand... they will even sell you stock in the company...
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Hands, numerals and the numeral ‘12’ is luminescent for perfect legibility in the darkness.
Like Cartier, Hermes has recently been on a mission to assert itself as a serious watch maker, more than just a high-quality fashion brand. Even if they are just a high-quality fashion brand, that is fine. But there is more to the brand that just those people. The have some beautiful skeletonized watches, and other artistic creations (for example these Hermes tie pattern watches here). Also innovations and interesting things in the movement and mechanical department. But let's get back on track with the 2010 Clipper Automatic Chronograph. Not the first watch of this ilk, it is merely updated for 2010 with some little changes. A face-lift if you want to call it that from the previous model. The dial is more masculine and aggressive, the rotating bezel is a bit more clean, and the date window has been elongated (which didn't need to happen).
Looking at the past a bit I want to bring your attention to the Roger Dubuis Golden Square. Not the contemporary model, but the one from a few years ago. In a 43mm wide square case, the watch screamed luxury in a way few other watches have. Bold and loud, the watch still in good taste. People that wear one suddenly feel a bit more important, but you aren't sure why. In fact, I believe the watch may still be in production, even though there are newer Golden Square watches available. While the Golden Square came with Roman or Arabic numerals, I think the Roman numeral version is the king when it comes to appearances. The Arabic numeral version is arguably easier to read, but doesn't have as impressive a face.
Unlike the Panerai deal that saw the production of many pieces in the mid-range luxury price market - the Cabestan deal is totally different. Ruchonnet designed the Scuderia Ferrari One watch that will be part of a limited edition of just 60 pieces - with about 20 pieces being made each year. That will be 30 pieces in black and red, and 30 pieces in black and yellow. Interestingly enough, the watch will not be sold through traditional retail outlets, but only through Ferrari. While the details aren't 100% clear yet, it seems as though you have to be an existing Ferrari car owner to be a Scuderia Ferrari One by Cabestan watch owner. Plus, you'll likely need to go through Ferrari in order to purchase the watches. Either way, expect long waiting times.
While I adore the idea of this watch, the characteristic egg shape of the Reine de Naples doesn’t entirely appeal to me in this form. There’s something lopsided about the design to my eye. I prefer the aesthetics of the Reine de Naples when the top half of the egg is balanced out by the moonphase and power reserve. Nonetheless, I can’t quibble with the parts (natural mother-of-pearl dial, white gold fluted caseband and diamond set bezel), even though the whole doesn’t completely sum up for me.
What about the rest of the watch? Some Oris watches that are limited editions are dramatically different that their core collection. This is just a thematic change with some different colors, etc... but gives people a nice reason to invest in a subsidiary seconds diver if they have been wavering before or needed something a bit more snazzy. The watch is 47mm wide in steel and has that great dive watch case that Oris is well-known for. Double crowns on the left side of the case are for adjusting/winding the movement, and for the helium escape valve.
The watch case is 44mm wide, but wears small due to the thick bezel. The bezel of course is "AP" style with its 12 sided shape. The case and bracelet have a nice heft to it, and I have seen watches priced two or three times as much that don't have the same feel to it. At 10mm thick, the case is pretty thin actually. The crown is nicely substantial, while the chronograph pushers are much smaller and highly rounded.
Next is F.A. Lange Homage version of the Lange 1 Tourbillon. Again, this is an existing model with a new treatment. Case is 38.5mm wide in honey gold, and the solid gold dial has guilloche engraving applied to it. A bit hard to tell here, but it is applied in the center of the watch face part of the dial. Gives the Lange 1 Tourbillon a real classy look. Inside the watch is an in-house manufactured L961.2 manually wound tourbillon movement. The asymmetrical dial has the time with a small subsidiary seconds dial, big ("out-size") date, and power reserve indicator. Really stunning with the exposed tourbillon mechanism. Doesn't that honey gold look good with the brown alligator strap? The Lange 1 Tourbillon for this collection will be limited to just 150 pieces.