In love with Gulf Racing, the BRM CNT-44-GULF watch is brimming with oil. Everyone knows that most mechanical watch movements contain oil in them as a necessary part of machine lubrication. So yea, most all watches already have oil inside of them. But not quite like this. For oil magnates and elephants (you oil people know what I am talking about), this is a timepiece that celebrates good ol' black gold with a small container of motor oil right in the dial. This may just be BRM's most intense wristwatch homage to motor sports ever.
The Isle of Man is an island off the coast of the UK mainland that is not known for many things except perhaps the TT races and also as a place for lower tax rates.
Guaiaco (ARMY): Guaiaco is a tree native to South America used in pharmaceutical preparations of herbal teas. This wood is known for its powerful healing properties for those suffering from pain, including people suffering from arthritis.
The N.O.A Skell & Ghost cases are 44mm wide, and water resistant to 100 meters. Most of them will be offered in a cool sandblasted finish. Most people acquainted with N.O.A know them for their raised hour indicators on the sloped inner bezel ring. Of course they are coated in SuperLumiNova. This is one of the only circumstances that I will accept short hands.
This 2013 Baselworld novelty Ultra Thin Tourbillon Escapement (UTTE for short and as they like to refer it as) has a movement that is only 2.97 mm thick, something that definitely has to be seen in person to be fully appreciated! The size of the previous recorder movement of Piaget, the 600P is 3.5 mm in thickness. Further improvements over the "old king" is in the power reserve: with its double-barrels the UTTE movement has an impressive 80 hours of power reserve, nearly twice as much as that of the Piaget movement of 44 hours. As a final major difference the 600P has a power reserve as an additional function, while the A&S8200 has hours, minutes, and the tourbillon - since that it is a one-minute tourbillon and the grid for reading the seconds is provided as well, it could be considered as a seconds counter.
The 6288 comes in two variations, alternating in black and white for the dial/sub dial arrangement. Essentially the same layout as the 6188, the 6288 opts for piston pushers and a chrome-style hand set and marker design that works well for either the black with white/silver sub dials or the white with black sub dials. The tachymeter track around the dial offers a pop of color that is shared by both the "tachymetre" label on the dial (in red) and the border around the date display in the lower sub dial.
Replica Patek Philippe
Earlier this month HYT shared with us a picture of the rear of the HYT H2's movement here. Looking like a robot face, the image was a prelude of a technically marvelous watch to come that was as much about design and style as it was about horology. HYT worked with APRP's Giulio Papi to help design and produce the H2's movement. In short, the movement actually has less complications than the first (with the removal of the subsidiary seconds dial). However, with an increased power reserve and more complex architecture, the H2's movement is much more of a technical challenge.
Marvin watches can trace their history back as far as 1850 and the Marvin name has been on the books at the Federal Institute of Intellectual Property in Berne, Switzerland since 1893. Marvin has an interesting and notable history which eventually saw the brand joining the MSR group (Manufactures d'Horlogeries Suisses Réunies) in the 70's before essentially disappearing altogether. Fast forward to 2002 and the Marvin name was relaunched after being purchased from MSR by Jean-Daniel Maye and his wife Cecile. The Mayes were apparently attracted to the history of the brand and sought to resurrect Marvin, wiping its name from the list of casualties claimed by the quartz revolution. Over the past few years we have shown you a series of interesting and noteworthy Marvin models, and today we add to that list with the Marvin Malton Cushion M119.
I realize all these models with "Race" in the name might get a little confusing so let me try to straighten them out. The Racing Touch is from the Touch (obviously) line with a focus on general active and race-inspired use. Read about Ariel's preview of that model here. The T-Race is Tissot's motorcycle racing-inspired non-Touch chronograph, offered in both quartz and mechanical variations. Read my review of the limited edition T-Race MotoGP 2012 Automatic Chronograph here. Tissot looks to have exorcised the motorcycle visual references in the T-Race Touch yet the general case shape remains the same. That's not to say that the T-Race Touch lacks any race inspiration, however.
A simple evolution, the Omega Speedmaster Co-Axial Chronograph Dark Side Of the Moon (debuted here) proves remarkably lovable on the wrist. In a glossy black ceramic case with matching black ceramic dial, the "Moonwatch" naturally borrowed the name "Dark Side Of The Moon" from such things as the actual dark side of earth's moon, and Pink Floyd's famous album. Chronophiles will no doubt be interested to learn that 2013 is the 40th anniversary of the classic rock masterpiece.