By itself, it would be a bold style, but when you add on the protuberances for the camera and (I believe) sensors, it takes on a very science fiction sort of look. On paper (and in the renders), I'm going to say I'm cautiously optimistic about the design of the watch. A design like this will attract attention, and will no doubt be polarizing. Ultimately, I have a feeling that this is one we will actually need to see in the flesh (or at least some good photos) to get a better feel for it... more »
Swatch Random Ghost SUOK111 Watch Has 15,120 Possible Dials
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Swatch Random Ghost SUOK111 Watch Has 15,120 Possible Dials
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Visually speaking, the MP-05 LaFerrari is an extension of the Hublot La Cle Du Temps (hands on there). Those both share a sleek, tapering black case with semi-organic design as well as horizontally mounted tourbillons that peek out on the lower part of the case. The MP-05 LaFerrari goes much further to incorporate design DNA from the 2013 LaFerrari car (where the name is borrowed from). Both the watch and the car are purposeful in their look, but also are given smooth lines. Much of the dial is open, with an impressively shaped sapphire crystal and view into much of the Hublot made caliber HUB9005.H1.6 manually wound movement.
Max: No limit: Patek Philippe 5960R in rose gold. 00 limit: Casio ProTrek (especially the new PRW3000 that was announced this year at Basel) and for a bit more, say 00, I'd get a Nomos Club.
A few years ago, I used to joke that you'd never see an article about Fossil on aBlogtoWatch. So, this is actually the very first one. Yeah, I know that sounds snobby, but what exactly was I going to write? "Here is an watch that is a cheap recreation of something else you really ought to buy. But with Fossil, you have the convenience of Macy's." As a business, Fossil is a fantastic money-making machine. Proudly American, the Texas-based company is actually in the business of retail product placement before they are in the market of making watches. That is at least from the perspective of what they are good at business-wise. Though, over the years, their ability to make decent watches improved (a bit). Given what I know and what I am used to, it is just hard for me to take Fossil timepieces seriously as something I'd wear - just being honest. Though for many non-watch snobs who wear these - bless 'em. At least they got watches on.
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The New York City watch is 44mm wide but wears larger thanks to the large crown guard and wide, long lugs. I'd say if your wrists are 6.75 inches or under you may want to try one on first before buying to ensure the lugs don't jut out past the edge of your wrists. Like the Linde Werdelin Spidolite, the New York City watch has a lot of case skeletonization, and a bit of that in the bezel. It makes for a cool look, and in terms of style, there is something to be said about it working better in an inexpensive watch as you may not want to wear something like this on a daily basis.
Several years ago in 2008 Montblanc released an interesting new watch called the Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph. Nicolas Rieussec is accredited with being the guy who invented the chronograph, and the unique design of the timepiece's chronograph display is meant to honor that original device. I did a aBlogtoWatch review of a Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Automatic watch here. Another important aspect of the Nicolas Rieussec is that it has what I think is the first in-house made Montblanc movement in Le Locle. It started with the caliber R100 in the original Nicolas Rieussec model.
What is the difference between gold-plated and PVD gold? Especially when it comes to watch cases. Which one is better? Which one lasts longer?
I was pleased and excited to see that the designer of the Inversion Principle watch is someone that aBlogtoWatch has covered before, and also someone I've known for years: Adrian Glessing. In the past we referred to him as "Virtual Ideas," and showed off a couple of his cool concept watches here such as the Big Time, and the Toxic Linear. Now he can add the Inversion Principle to his portfolio, which is quite exciting as it was actually produced. The Inversion Principle will be produced by David Canadaux at Du Val Des Dois in Switzerland.
This time, though, the river was merely a placid backdrop as Captain Sully was feted by JeanRichard COO Bruno Grande and guests at the Standard Hotel, a landmark in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. First came a cocktail reception at Le Bain lounge 18 floors above the Hudson — offering panoramic views of where US Airways Flight 1549 made its splash landing — and, later, dinner in the hotel’s High Line Room, with splendid river views as well.
How time flies, it's the end of yet another month and time for yet another installment of our bi-weekly roundup of the best watch articles from here and around the internet.
This has been thrown into sharper relief as watch brands start to take the next step along the path of control. Unless you look at jeweler / watchmakers such as Cartier, watch brands are not natural retailers but this has changed. A walk down London’s Bond Street or New York’s Madison Avenue is a roll-call of the finest names in horology and most of these stores will be brand owned. Becoming retailers allows the brands to control their image all the way to the customer, presenting their product and history in the best light possible, getting feedback directly from the watch owners and also allowing them to keep the retail margin and control the price.
With 200 meters of water resistant, a sapphire crystal, and SuperLumiNova, these are going to be useful and daily wear watches that you don't need to worry about beating up. Minuteman also include extra-thick spring bars for the strap and two NATO-style straps (a black and a green one) with each watch.
Then there is the Chrono Hawk - a similar model that features a bi-compax chronograph dial and slightly different look within the same theme. I am happy that Girard-Perregaux made two distinct models as opposed to simply a Sea Hawk Chronograph. I am a bit confused about the movements used in these watches. Girard-Perregaux claims that they are both the in-house made GP3300 automatic movements. That isn't possible given that they don't do the same things. What I think they mean is that both the Sea Hawk and the Chrono Hawk movements are built on the GP3300 as a base caliber.
What follows are not a set of rules, they are your watches – wear them how you like. This is more an exploration of coordination, purely for fun, that might tempt a few more of you to admit that you do take that extra moment of thought in the morning and match either clothes to watch or vice versa.
Let's start with the top-of-the-line GW-A1100, the new flagship of the G-Shock Gravity Defier series. As you can see on the image above, it has an all analog face, but that doesn't mean a loss of functions. On the contrary. For starters, the watch now incorporates a digital compass, just what was missing in its predecessor. The way it works is simple enough: the second hand (constructed from carbon fiber) is used to indicate the compass bearing. With its seamless measurement ability, it can guide you towards north for 20 seconds continuously. The magnetic sensor used is 1/20th the size of the one in the GW-9300, and now it is coupled with a unique noise reduction algorithm to assure high-performance. So it's smaller, yet more reliable - attributes that do come handy in tight situations.
I know why we watch geeks think it is worth more. But, try explaining to regular people the watch price difference when the movement price difference is no more than 0 (and that's generous in most cases).