The cases for all the pieces are steel, but the gold-toned versions are colored using ion plating (IP). This is fine, but for a bit more durability it would have been nice to see Glam Rock use a PVD process on the steel for the color, for more durability. For fashion lovers it is good to have a yellow gold toned case, as they are rare compared to the more popular rose gold tones these days. The Glam Rock SoBe Tachymeter 44mm is available on either a metal bracelet or strap. The bracelet is nice and has a rare feature for a bracelet - being quick release pins. The leather strap also uses quick release pins, but these are a lot more rare on bracelets. That with the bezel feature tells me that Glam Rock intends for the owners of these watches to mix and match the components a lot - which is something people who get fashion watches are looking for.
The 6B 6645 MK1 is available for direct order from 6B for £1,595.00 or about $2,550 USD at the current exchange. For an ultra-limited Swiss chronograph from a sibling brand to GasGasBones, we think the asking price is more than fair. 6B will announce more models in the future but for now it's just the MK1 and as you're reading this, all I can guarantee is that there are less than 20 still available. Check out the gallery below for more photos. gasgasbones.com
Itay Noy always does a great job of making the best use of a design. From just two dial designs you get four watches. The day/night variations are an interesting, and inherently marketable design trick. I probably like the night time nature scene the most. The scenes are actually quite beautiful in that modern, graphic design sort of way. This isn't fine art, but it is a form of art you don't see all that often on watch dials. As limited editions, it is interesting to see the limited edition unique numbers right on the dial.
With a dial meant to appear like the stars and a view of Earth, the Azimuth SP-1 Spaceship has a unique combined hour and minute display that looks like a rocketship. The large structure serves as a minute hand around the periphery of the main dial, while a turning disk for the hours sits at the opposite end. azimuthwatch.com
Time Flies: Historic IWC Pilot’s Replica Watches
It is right that TAG Heuer is putting resources into developing this line of watches, because the chronograph complication is one that is intimately associated with the brand. While a high-speed chronograph is something that we have come to expect from TAG Heuer, it is what is added with this latest announcement, that makes the MikroPendulumS so unique. In a sense, you have an ultra precise chronograph with what will increasingly be an ultra-precise escapement.
Just today as I write these words, I have completed my first SIHH (Salon International De La Haute Horologie) in Geneva, and my first full week of working side-by-side with Ariel Adams. In the process, I have seen much and heard much, So what have I learned?