What was apparent to any watch lover during Serena Williams' visit to the Audemars Piguet booth, was how much she already knew and yet still wanted to know more about watches. She spent what was easily 30 to 45 minutes chatting intensely with the staff, and in particular the watchmaker that Audemars Piguet had on staff with them, discussing the Royal Oak that he was servicing. She seemed genuinely interested in his explanations of the various parts of the caliber 2120 movement that he was taking apart.
The hour, minute, and sub-dial hands are nicely bevelled and rhodium plated, while the chrono-seconds hand is covered with matching blue lacquer. The sub-dial hands in particular are pleasantly substantial and their proportions marry well with those of the hour and minute hands. By using a transparent disc to carry many of the apparently "floating" dial elements, Hublot have created an optical illusion you might find in a classic mystery watch.
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I’m looking at the new-for-2015 limited edition Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision watch and am joined by a very special person. Stephen Forsey is the kind of guy you want selling you watches that cost more than most houses around the world. The British contingent of the English/French duo that is Greubel Forsey, Stephen is an immediately likeable chap who seamlessly goes from comfortable conversation to deep explanations of mechanical complications and production techniques used to produce what are easily some of the world’s absolutely most impressive watches. While Greubel Forsey shows at the prestigious SIHH watch tradeshow, like other high-end brands such as Richard Mille, Audemars Piguet, and Parmigiani, they are very much independent in how they are run and not part of Richemont Group that operates the SIHH. One of the brand’s most impressive “new” watches for 2015 is a totally fresh perspective on what most collectors perceive the brand to be.
The Zenith Elite has, of course, never been able to replace the El Primero, but then again, that is not the goal here – it is a restrained extension to Zenith's portfolio of watches, something that provides what you would expect from a true manufacture – at a relatively more affordable price level, matched to arguably more timeless aesthetics.
(Mickey is now holding it up to another machine.)
Sean Wai: Watches to me are a journey. As I continue on in this field, my tastes have evolved, and it sometimes even changes daily. When I first started in the business, Panerai watches were all the rage, and I loved the simplicity and boldness of the designs. They were just so different in regards to size and singular bold elements. It then slowly morphed into a fascination with old Seikos, especially the bullheads which I started collecting for a while.
Nevertheless, it was in 1988 that Seiko made its then very innovative Kinetic family of watches available for sale for the first time. This was two years after debuting a Seiko Kinetic concept watch at Baselworld 1986. Kinetic was a fantastic creation that for the first time built a bridge between mechanical and quartz movements. It used the concept of the spinning rotor in an automatic movement to charge a battery. This was a huge deal at the time, and Kinetic watches remain popular today. Inside the Seiko Recraft Kinetic watches is the Seiko caliber 5M82 movement, which offers the time, date, power reserve indicator, and a power reserve of 6 months. In order to view the remaining charge of the battery you press the pusher at 2 o'clock and then the seconds hand temporarily moves to the half circle scale from 12 to 6 o'clock on the dial which is the indicator. The system works rather well and has done so for about 25 years.
The lack of a colorful and higher resolution LCD display and a likely more limited number of sensors will also help the battery last much longer – although Swatch is known to have been working on developing new sensor and battery technologies (along with other ones), also allowing them to help future Swatch Touch Zero One owners have their watch run for longer on the same non-chargeable battery.
When Apple debuted the Apple Watch, the only pricing information they released was the starting price of the 38mm Apple Watch Sport which would be priced at 9. This led to wild speculation for months over what the full price range of the Apple Watch would be - especially when it came to the various 18k gold cased Apple Watch Edition models. I've speculated that the Apple Watch could be priced as high as ,000 in 18k gold with a full gold bracelet.
The Bulova Sea King Automatic 96B226 watch will be produced as a limited edition of 500 pieces with a very fair price of ,595. bulova.com
It's that time of the week...#redbarncrew is about to break loose on the old Burkholder place. Brother Job's busting out the big guns with his Rumspringa Masterpiece 032. #teamwatchamish #thefarmlifeinc #redbarn #womw #richardmille #instawatch #dailywatch #buggylife #farmstarpoint #amishstagram #wisconsinwatchclub
Both new IWC Ingenieur pieces are limited editions, with the IWC Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon (Ref. IW590002) being limited to 50 pieces, and the IWC Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month (Ref. IW379203) to 100 pieces. We will add exact prices once they are available – the IWC Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon price should be around 0,000 and the IWC Ingenieur Digital Perpetual price, somewhere near the ,000 mark. iwc.com
Citizen Signature Grand Classic 9184 Watch Hands-On
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Citizen Signature Grand Classic 9184 Watch Hands-On
Let it be said again that F.P. Journe still produces under 1000 timepieces per year. In fact, the figure is actually probably closer to 800 pieces per year - and this is for a brand with almost a dozen boutiques around the world (in addition to some authorized dealers). Keeping good timepieces in stock for the various F.P. Journe stores around the world is indeed a challenge. Nevertheless, any challenges involved in getting the F.P. Journe watch of your choice is probably worth it.
The irony is that while famous and iconic, Ayrton Senna died in 1994 during a tragic Formula One race at the age of 34. This means that the demographic TAG Heuer is attempting to reach likely has little clue who Senna is (even though there was a recent movie about his life). This raises some interesting questions, as well as clues about TAG Heuer's more diverse strategy to appeal to new people, as well as its more mature current audience.
Meridian Jewelers: We carry A. Lange & Söhne, Vacheron Constantin, I.W.C., Hublot, Cartier, Hermes, Harry Winston and Rolex. The Rolex Daytona strikes the perfect balance of luxury and sport to match the Aspen lifestyle.
One of the cooler visual features of the Olio Model 1 is the visible magnetic charging coil on the rear of the case. The circular copper wire is not only an aesthetic element, but is a functional part of the charging system (there is a magnetic disc that attaches to the back of the case for that).
There are a few more changes made to this particular edition, as well. On the caseback, you have an engraving of the boat appearing, and of course, the plaque on the side of the case will represent what number the watch is in the edition, the one we were handling had a number well over 100; this simply represented the run done for the prototype. Last, but certainly not least, there is a slightly different color scheme to the indices and handset. This last little detail – blue stripes running down the center of the indices and handset – further helps to set this particular edition apart from the "plain old" Marine Diver, as well as any other limited edition versions you may come across.