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Carl F. Bucherer Patravi ScubaTec Dive Watch Hands-On Hands-On

What is most unique about the Chrono Hawk Hollywoodland watches are the case materials. The 44mm wide case is produced in all black ceramic, while the bezel and dial accents are in 18k rose gold. Black and gold typically makes for a nice combination, and in this case (especially because the gold is brushed) the watch has a high-end, but not exactly blingy look.

According to Autodromo, the Prototipo Chronograph watch collection is inspired by the colorful design and fun ingenuity of prototype racing cars from the 1960s and 1970s. Anyone familiar with items from the era will easily recognize the Autodromo Prototipo Chronograph not only as a retro-inspired timepiece, but also one that draws heavily from classic racing watch design - mostly from the late 1960s to early 1970s... and that is all with a modern twist and sense of refined style.

There are actually an impressive number of different events ranging from traditional sports such as swimming, cycling, and gymnastics, to martial arts such as karate, judo, and taekwondo. There are also events related to skills such as archery, bowling, and even table tennis. I bet it would be really great to see as many events as possible for those who will attend in Incheon.

The event also served as a great opportunity to get a closer look at a number of Alpina’s newest offerings. Of particular interest was their Heritage Pilot models. The Heritage Pilot MKII is a re-creation of the brand’s pilot watch from 1926. This classic-styled, 50mm piece features a hand-wound movement visible through a display back protected by a beautifully engraved hunter case as well as applied indices and Arabic hour markers. It is limited to just 1883 pieces in honor of the year Alpina was founded.

William Baldwin Celebrates 130 Years Of Alpina Watches In The Cayman Islands Hands-On
Alpina Heritage Pilot
William Baldwin Celebrates 130 Years Of Alpina Watches In The Cayman Islands Hands-On
Alpina Heritage Pilot

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Tech Specs from Christopher Ward

  • Calibre: Sellita SW200-1
  • 42mm marine-grade 316L brushed stainless steel case; 10.4mm thick
  • SuperLuminova indexes and hands
  • 4mm anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • High Definition “Trident” motif back-plate
  • Water Resistance: 15 ATM (150 metres)
  • Strap Options: Embossed Alligator Pattern Italian leather strap with Bader Buckle; 316L brushed stainless steel bracelet

De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon Watch Hands-On

De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon Watch Hands-On

The philosophy at Rolex seems to be very pragmatic, if a human does it better, then let a human do it, if a machine does it better, then let a machine do it. In fact the reason more watchmakers don't use machines is two-fold. First of all machines are huge investments and in many instances keeping people around to do it is less expensive. Second, they don't have the production demands that Rolex does. In fact, Rolex is fortunate to have the ability to equip its facilities with robotic help where needed.

MSRP on both of those is ,540, available now in their store locations. Next up is the reminds-me-of-the-Rolex-Explorer model:

Wempe Glashutte Zeitmeister Sport Watches Watch Releases
Wempe Glashutte Sport Automatik, in black

If you put a 2013 and 2014 Seastar 1000 watch next to each other it will take a minute to see the differences between the two. There are many, though. Let's start with the bezel. For 2014, Tissot is giving the Seastar a ceramic bezel insert, which will come in blue, black, and a maroon red. The latter, of course, gives the watch a black and red tone similar to the very trendy Tudor Heritage Black Bay. The ceramic bezel inserts are rather nice, actually. Rather than just being a flat ring, they slope just a bit where the bezel meets the dial and the markers are actually cut into the bezel rather than being printed on it.

Something like the Luna is what independent high-end watch making is all about. An ambitious watchmaker and a small team produce something interesting that they themselves want. There is no major corporate backer or marketing scheme to fall back on. The Luna, like the GMT-3 is available for pre-order from VicenTerra. If they don't get enough orders... well then they keep trying until they do. It is actually pretty old school how it works. There is no serious digital order form. You need to fill out a "Request for a Sales Contract" form and promise to pay if the watch is delivered. Each of the Luna watches is part of a limited edition. The steel model will be limited to 99 pieces at a price of 16,500 Swiss Francs. The 18k pink gold, yellow gold, and white gold models are each limited to just 14 pieces each, at prices of 26,400 Swiss Francs (pink or yellow gold) and 27,650 Swiss Francs (white gold). vicenterra.ch

Ulysse Nardin Stranger Watch Music Box Hands-On

Ulysse Nardin Stranger Watch Music Box Hands-On

The Parallax will be housed in a 43 millimeter wide and 12.5 millimeter tall case executed in either stainless steel (limited to 12 pieces only) or red gold, of which 28 numbered pieces will be made. Hacking a tourbillon, as enticing it may sound, also comes at a price: the steel version will go for 5,380, while its red gold counterpart is priced in at 9,795. gronefeld.com

Hamilton Khaki Takeoff Auto Chrono Limited Edition Watch

Hamilton Khaki Takeoff Auto Chrono Limited Edition Watch

We also pay a visit to Nicholas Manousos, who successfully made a working tourbillon using a customized 3D printer. Finally, we chat with the great Walter Lange as he celebrates his 90th birthday to find out more about the beginnings and the future of one of the greatest institutions in German watchmaking, A. Lange & Söhne.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT Orange Ceramic Watch In Platinum Hands-On Hands-On

If you have a watch winder you could place your watch in this.  As it moves through the various axis it will make sure the balance isn’t effected by gravity in one position more than another. This will also ensure your watch has adequate power reserve when you wake in the morning, will protect the watch from scratches and knocks and if you only wear it occasionally it will ensure the oils are kept free and moving.

Tudor Heritage Ranger 79910 Watch For 2014 Hands-On Hands-On

It does tick me off to a considerable extent that many brands don't think to add that necessary information on their watches. How about just brand, model name, and reference number? That shouldn't be too hard to fit on the back of the watch right? So let's start seeing more of that. Glashutte Original seems to be on the proper side of that fence, but it is arguable whether or not the name of the model should be on the dial as it doesn't add to the overall composition. Having said that, there is enough empty space on the dial to prevent it from looking cluttered.

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MM: It‘s simply a spectacular watch. The movement is so extraordinary beautiful. The brand itself is nothing less than amazing, when it comes to commercial manufacturers, you can't beat the A. Lange quality in terms of hand finishing, looks and innovating movements. (The Germans really know how to make watches. To me they are very appealing.)

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 15,000 Gauss Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

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Though, if you're not as enamored as I am with the globe and the attendant GMT readouts (disclaimer:  I do proclaim the GMT complication to be one of my favorites), then you do have another very visual treat.  Over at the 5 o'clock position, you have a 24-second tourbillon which is set at a 25° inclination.  Tourbillons are another one of those complications that are hard to understand until you see them in motion - and then you're captivated.

GIVEAWAY: Victorinox Swiss Army Officer's Day/Date Mechanical Watch Giveaways

Dial-wise you have a traditional 1970s Fortis Marinemaster design. Note the blocky elements as well as bright, high-contrast colors on the dial. This is 1970s sport watch incarnate right here. Fortis released both this orange tinted version, as well as one in blue. The dial is quite legible and I like the squared hands. While the hour indicators are nicely lumed, there are only thin strips of luminant on the actual hands. Around the periphery of the dial is a tachymeter scale. I doubt even in 1970 people were using these, but a lot of chronographs feel inclined to include them.

Available in a black or a white dial, the Model 247 will be launched with a case made of a proprietary aviation-grade steel provided by Boeing and manufactured in the UK. The new Model 247 chronograph offers a modern, attractive and accessible design that effectively connects with Boeing's technology and heritage. While Bremont has produced a variety of military-only models for pilots that fly Boeing aircraft, the Model 1 and Model 247 offer a distinctive and specialized model range that is not limited to military personnel.