The First Speedmaster Professional Moonphase 1985

Gold Speedmaster Professional BA 145.022

Listening to the sonnerie is as fun as it is to watch it work. The chimes are complex as the hammers work in unison. Though they seem quite fast for anyone trying to decipher them to calculate the time. Perhaps you might see one of these in your lifetime, but I imagine if you aren't in the industry that might be hard. Seeing this watch was a rare treat and I think it is pretty cool. Price is around 0,000.

Vulcain 50s President’s Watch Hands-On

Vulcain 50s President’s Watch Hands-On

At a certain point wealth becomes a mere number. Is there a huge different between a person worth 5 billion or 10 billion dollars? To them yes, but in the scheme of things perhaps not. Once you exceed a certain numerical limit, the figures all blend together like impressionist art — you know what you are looking at but the fine details are less important.

The Quinting Mysterious Chronograph is really of the more complicated watches that Quinting makes. The actual name of it is pretty strange as it is called the "Quinting Chronograph Mysterious Quinting." Don't ask, I don't understand either.  The movements they produce are actually located in the bezel of the watch and involve a series of motors that turn sapphire crystal discs. The discs move the hands. As the chronograph models have a lot of hands, the watch movement gets really complicated. The chronograph movement for example utilizes 13 separate discs in the dial. You can see right through the dial to your wrist, and the entire mechanism is hidden in the periphery of the watch case - neat.

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Omega Speedmaster QUARTZ LCD

Most brands need to buy watch movements for their watches (but they can also modify or decorate them after buying them). But a few bucks for a quartz movement can't compare to the cost of a mechanical tourbillon movement. Mechanical movements come in dozens and dozens of styles, grades, and levels complication. Still, a basic Swiss automatic mechanical chronograph movement can cost about 0. This is compared to - (price varies of course) for a Japanese quartz chronograph movement. Imagine how much money more exotic mechanical movements cost?

While the watch is loud, Devon does include a "quiet mode." In this mode the watch stops showing the time and goes silent. Internally it still tells the time, but doesn't show it until you de-activate quiet mode. It is a good idea that Devon included this. You can learn more about quiet mode and how to operate the Devon Tread 1 by looking at the online instructions manual here.

There is also a smaller Malte model for women but I won't cover that here. The high complication version of the new Malte, is the Malte Tourbillon. The case here is slightly bigger due to the movement, and is 38mm wide by just over 48mm tall. It is also thicker and contains Vacheron Constantin's Calibre 2795 manually wound tourbillon movement. The great looking watch has a tourbillon window that looks massive due to the case design - but is no larger than on most other VC watches of today. The watch has an exposed caseback and the movement is as pretty as ever. Well integrated into the new Malte case, the Tourbillon is a strong looking high-complication watch with a relaxed personality.

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Speedmaster Professional Broad Arrow Moonphase

I love the dial of the watch. It is three-dimensional with a lovely vertical texturing and simple yet satisfying design that is both legible and artistic. Most elements on the dial remind me of buildings. The watch case itself is in steel and 42mm wide. It is rather thick at 14.80mm, but you won't hear me complain about that. The case appears basic at first, but is actually really well done with its rounded sides and masculine crown. The movement itself is basic, but an expression of conceptional execution. You rarely see those with the talent of the Japanese create versions of what the Swiss are best known for. Assuming Hajime had a large team and lots of budget, I would be interested to see what he could come up with.

Cyrus Klepcys Watch Watch Releases

Satellite complication — patented — with orbiting hours and telescopic minute hands

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Calm and low-key IWC Replica Watches

Small seconds

Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre à Sphérotourbillon Watch Hands-On Hands-On

I have discussed how 2012 is the 40th anniversary of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watch. It was easy to anticipate that the brand from Le Brassus would focus on the Royal Oak and release a bevy of pieces both looking forward and to the collection's past. They certainly did. There is nothing extremely novel, and I believe that for as long as we can imagine, Audemars Piguet will honor the core look of the Gerald Genta designed classic.

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What Watch Will You Be Wearing New Year’s Eve?

Breitling Transocean Watch Hands-On Hands-On

California-based Xetum watches have appealed to watch lovers both new and old with their fresh, modern designs and unpretentious style. The Stinson model comes in a 40mm wide steel case with a lugless style and cool hexagonal crown. Inside the watch is a Swiss ETA 2824-2 automatic movement and it is a matched to a soft leather strap with an Italian cork lining. The Stinson comes in three dial colors being black, off-white, and brown. Retailing for 5 on Xetum's website, you can enter below for a chance to win a Xetum Stinson watch on a leather strap with the dial color of your choice. Also, check out this review of Xetum's similar Tyndall watch here.

Dial design is good but nothing revolutionary. These are actually quite sober designs with origins from the 1960s. Smooth legibility with a hint of pizazz. The contrasting colors on the chronograph make it a winner and my favorite model. Rado opted for bi-compax chronograph layout which a centrally aligned date. The symmetrical look is a benefit to the design and I like that they used a reverse mounted magnifier to make reading the date more convenient.

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Moonwatch Only Book Review on Fratello Watches

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The CM05 had a special limited edition for the Japanese market that was all black called the "Black Rain." That was what Klaus was wearing and I wanted to show it to you as it is a very neat looking, but simple piece. You can click above for links to more full length articles on the CGK205 and CM05.

De GRISOGONO Otturatore Watch Is Four-Faced Watch Releases

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IWC-Swiss Replica Watches 2015 Boutique Collection

Christopher Ward C20 Lido Automatic Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

On the wrist the UR-110 takes some getting used to. It doesn't look like any watch case I've ever put on before. I jokingly described the design as a"mutated ninja star" (which apparently only makes sense in my head). Think of a modified Urwerk UR-103 watch case with wings. I guess that makes sense... torpedoes fly under water right? If you have a giant wrist the Torpedo will probably sit well, though for me the wings stick out like the watch is trying to gain altitude. The "coined edge" around the side of the organic looking case is nice, and the detailing is of course on par with a high-end timepiece.

Carousel diamond cut mirror polish

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Selecting The Right Diving Watch….

We talk details on watch repair, Ennebi, and a great new piece from Chronoswiss.

MB&F HM2 Final Edition Watches Hands-On: Sapphire Visions Hands-On

At a certain point wealth becomes a mere number. Is there a huge different between a person worth 5 billion or 10 billion dollars? To them yes, but in the scheme of things perhaps not. Once you exceed a certain numerical limit, the figures all blend together like impressionist art — you know what you are looking at but the fine details are less important.

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Speedmaster Lunar Dust 311.93.44.51.99.01

Buckle: 18kt red gold 5N or 18kt white gold tongue buckle

Dang it, I know the milsub genre, but I like having a date window. Some of use lose track. A grey or black rehaut would be nice too, or even print the minute markers there to clear more space on the dial.

Bremont Supermarine Descent 500

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Speedmaster Professional Moonphase Aventurine

Using Swiss movements, Bell & Ross is a contemporary French company. Even their "vintage" models have a fresh feel, while the brand's entire collection is modern through and through. How did Bell & Ross manage to retain this look while featuring a collection that is mostly aimed at the past for inspiration? I think it has to do with restraint. Design restraint. Most Bell & Ross watch designs are simple at first glance. There are a few key design features that make each piece what it is - without going overboard. I can only guess that this type of design process is difficult because rather than adding features designers often need to strip them away.

There will be be three winners: a first, second, and third place winner. Each will receive a progressively better set of cool Omega branded stuff. To enter, you will need to submit a photograph or video of you and your favorite Omega watch. I don't care what you are doing in the picture or video, but you should be comfortable with other people seeing it.

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Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk II Watch Review

Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk II Watch Review
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