Balance oscillating at 28,800 bph.
Sylvester hasn't had the easiest last few months as his son Sage Stallone died of what I believe was a drug overdose in LA. That's got to be rough as I understand Stallone was a good dad to a kid that couldn't quite standup on his own two feet. It can't be easy living in Rambo Balboa's shadow.
Measuring 44mm across and 11.5mm thick, the GAF is nicely sized for a sport watch and its stainless steel case exhibits a simple style that is fitting for a tool or military application. The overall style would suggest that the GAF is a pilot's watch with its flieger-style hands and military-inspired dial and I think the proportions are pretty good, though the minute hand is a little shorter than I prefer.
Balance oscillating at 28,800 bph.
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According to Brown Safe, the Chronos collection meets their highest rating for burglary protection (and what about bazookas?). The walls are mostly specially made "military-grade ballistic plate armor," and extremely dense steel. The walls are also filled with a special type of concrete that is not only hard, but highly fire retardant as I understand it. The Chronos uses the plate armor in lieu of solid steel as it is actually stronger than steel and lighter. The idea is an incredibly secure safe that you can actually store upstairs.
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Frequency 28,800 A/h
The same goes for women. I don't care if you are the type of woman who only likes to wear elegant formal watches on dainty bracelets, you can pull off a feminine Casio Baby-G as well. I didn't always believe that, until I saw women of all looks and ages wearing fun sporty Baby-G watches and looking good in the process. You don't need to like every model, but there should be at least a few good ones out there for you.Read more ›
The design is certainly unique, thanks to talented designer Fabien Cacheux. One thing I can credit him with is always presenting unique ideas and concepts to the world of watches - not something always easy to do. You might not like all of his stuff, but you sure want to check out what comes next from him. For him, these is nothing secret or hidden about the Cacheux 8 watch. He bills it as a "tribute to the number 8," and makes no qualms about the fact that it is intended to appeal to Chinese customers. At least he is being straight forward unlike many other brands. For example, if you design a gold and diamond watch with an Asiatic Dragon and suggest it is meant to appeal to the "world market," then you simply aren't being honest.
The watches shown here each contain the brand's caliber CP-V12 manually wound tourbillon movement. It has the time, tourbillon (of course), and big date complication. The movement has a 55 hour power reserve. Graphically, the exposed movements look nice, and I overall think that the design firm(s) Cecil Purnell used for their movements and cases aren't half bad. As I mentioned above, the racing/Rambo inspired sport watch is called the Pit Lane. It has a rather un-sexy name and looks to be inspired by brands such as Paul Picot, Concord, Hublot, and others. It is fun looking, but probably not 0,000 fun-looking.Read more ›
The movement in this Seamaster GMT James Bond is the Omega caliber 2628 with 44 hours power reserve, it is a modified ETA-2892-A2 that includes the famed Omega co-axial escapement. Once you unscrew the well protected crown, the hours hand can be quickly changed accurately while the seconds, minutes, and GMT are still functioning. Pulling the crown once more stops the seconds hand and allows the minutes hand to move along with the GMT hand. There is a hacking seconds feature that allows the time to be set more precisely.
Each of the dial and hand options for the ORCA makes sense. I like that the hands are pretty much all long enough. It would have been easy for them to make that mistake, but they did not. Kudos to German stuff! The watches comes with hand-made leather straps but the bracelet option shouldn't be passed up. It is chunky and uses all hex screws. It looks serious, and might help you beat up your opponent in a fight. You'll be a real killer whale wearing one of these.
For show, there are changing color LED lights placed behind the winder modules. This means you get a bright light show when the inner cylinder spins into view and your many Big Bangs and King Power watches greet you. It is pure spectacle, but at these prices you better damn demand it. In this skin, the special item is called the Hublot Safe. It is based on the newer Dottling Morphosis watch winder safe which can be ordered in many other styles based on the cylinder architecture. An even higher-security version is available which weights 500 kilograms. Price is around 190,000 Swiss Francs. Unfortunately the cost does not include Mr. Biver personally rolling it into your living room.Read more ›
Results are looking good for the C3H5N3O9 Experiment - the new limited edition watch from the minds behind MB&F and Urwerk. We talk about hands-on time with the Omega Ploprof, and then go off on the Gevril GV2 Corsaro Chronograph.
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I was sort of under the impression that Hublot had the corner on this market, but whatever. Movado just announced that it signed a multi-year agreement with Ferrari to make watches with the Ferrari and Scuderia names, as well as use the brand logos. How this ties into Hublot's assumed exclusive agreement is unclear to me. My theory is that Hublot has claim on all higher-end Ferrari watches, while the Movado deal is for more entry-level luxury watches. According to the announcement the Movado Ferrari watches will only cost up to 1,500 Euros. Set to arrive in 2013, the Ferrari collection of watches from Movado will take a lot of forms, the least of which will be this Movado Museum watch with a prancing pony in lieu of the sun.
The magic happens when you press the illumination button. It activates an LED located toward the bottom of the dial that causes the dial to mysteriously light up in different colors. It reminds me a bit of a black light effect. The LED is an ultra violet light and causes the pigments to light up differently. It is a fun effect and also useful. Price for the Casio BGA131-1B and BGA131-7B watches is .