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Chopard, for example, uses four barrels (2 x 2 paired barrels) for their Quattro system to get eight days of power reserve, and the 50 days of power reserve in the Hublot LaFerrari comes from 11 stacked mainspring barrels. H. Moser & Cie gets away with seven days of power reserve with a double barrel of paired springs and a movement with a steady operating frequency of 18,000 bph. That's a "slower" movement compared to the 28,800 bph (beats per hour) of most "standard" mechanical movements, but I found the H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Perpetual Calendar to be pretty accurate. H. Moser & Cie even uses a fancy "Original Straumann Hairspring" with a Breguet overcoil in the regulation system to further maintain accuracy over time.
This isn't incorrect, but at the end of the day, the resulting efforts at Casio have produced some very interesting and sometimes strange products whose goals are difficult to understand outside of this context. Casio is a company who produces and sells far more watches in terms of volume that most other watchmakers, so overall marketability and sales success is extremely important when you decide to produce hundreds of thousands or even millions of a watch.Read more ›
3. Ball Fireman Night Train SG50 Limited Edition Watch Review
To do this, Apple has been engaging with what it feels are the world's top fashion resources. Last November (2014), the Apple Watch Edition in 18k gold appeared on the wrist of Liu Wen on the Chinese version of Vogue Magazine. The Apple Watch Sport is seen on the wrist of Candice Swanepoel on the March cover of Self magazine.Read more ›
According to the company, the Girard-Perregaux Minute Repeater Tourbillon With Gold Bridges takes a master watchmaker 270 hours to construct. That's a lot of time for sure, but the price tag probably makes it worthwhile. The Girard-Perregaux Minute Repeater Tourbillon With Gold Bridges retails at a price of 5,000. There will only be ten pieces made in this limited run, so if you want one, you'd better strike while the iron is hot! girard-perregaux.com
With a price tag of ,900, this Zenith El Primero Chronomaster 1969 Tour Auto Edition is not the cheapest way to get an El Primero on to your wrist. It stands to reason that a lot of these watches released this year under the 150th anniversary banner will have some residual value to brand-specific collectors, but if you're looking for an investment piece, maybe something a little more classically styled would provide a better return. If, however, you love cars and the American flag, this could be the perfect watch for you. But if you want one, you might need to summon your inner speed demon, as Zenith have announced that only 500 will be made. zenith-watches.com
Watch De Luxe: Because several brands are only available from us in this country, we have a somewhat distorted view on what people prefer. As far as we can tell from this store, we would say our customers are following the latest trends and are always looking for the latest offerings.Read more ›
For a long time I've been after a cool sporty dive watch with a mother-of-pearl dial. One that is nevertheless masculine... I think with the Kentex Marineman Seahorse I got exactly what I was asking for. The naturally glossy and slightly colorful dial material looks attractive and gives the otherwise utilitarian design a decorative look.
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Six greatly different Horological Machines, three Legacy Machines and another six "Performance Art" iterations: this is where MB&F stands in early 2015. While we are awaiting their tenth completely new creation, the time is just right to look back at – and say goodbye to – what has admittedly been their most successful Machine so far: the HM3. Now, with a 25-piece limited edition run of the MB&F HM3 MegaWind Final Edition, Max Büsser and his Friends are finishing off Horological Machine No.3 and its movement family. We had the chance to go hands-on with the MB&F HM3 MegaWind Final Edition, so let's see what this suitably dark Machine is like in the metal... but only after a quick wrap-up of why the HM3 is important and what it meant for the brand.Read more ›
A recent brouhaha involving Bremont Watch Company has thrown this opinionated side of the collecting hobby into stark relief. Ultimately, we strive to be informed consumers, and we deserve honest information and respect from the brands that we patronize. The recent issue with Bremont rubbed a lot of people the wrong way, as it made us question whether we were being told the truth. Maybe you were one of those people. In many ways, a certain amount of skepticism is healthy, but after watching from the sidelines for some time, it seems to me that so much dust has been kicked up that the issue has become clouded, and I get the sense that some people are unable to see the forest for the trees. The laser-like focus that we are prone to have as obsessive enthusiasts does not serve us well when considering larger, more complex issues. With that in mind, let’s take a step back for a moment, and take another look at Bremont Watch Company.
I'll admit that I am taking this opportunity to discuss an idea that I've had for a while and perhaps I can be a part of building. Govberg's My Watch Box is a major step in that direction, but in my opinion, My Watch Box should turn into a fully fledged digital watch story journal that is accessibly by any device on the cloud, and whose data remain consistent with each watch.Read more ›
Mickey Nolan: Yeah that’s right, I’m going to strip down a Rolex Submariner Date 16610 with a 3135 movement. It’s probably the most common Sub out there. They were made from the late eighties all the way up until 2010. This particular one is from 1995. It’s just come in. It looks to be in pretty good shape, but it’s fast, so it needs checking over.
I thought that I would then attend the watchmaking school for a year, and then make another attempt to get into the goldsmith school. That, of course, never happened. I now understand that watchmaking is much closer to my heart. But, as Vianney (Halter) says, "you never know!"Read more ›
While the Swarovski Octea Sport (by definition) is the brand's more sporty offering, most of the brand's watches for women are somewhere between "evening elegant" and casual dressy. There is a distinct youthful personality to the watches - which is typified by Swarovski's penchant for modern design, as well as a lots of sparkle. While some women may prefer more conservatively designed watches, I think the loudness of the Swarovski designs work in their favor. As opposed to real diamonds, these are sparkly watches which are "safer" to wear. In a sense, that is why I mentioned earlier that Swarovski watches are like their crystals - these are a very non-controversial (and fun) means of showing off a bit of bling - and at the same time, are still tasteful about it.
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