Omega Speedmaster Buyer’s Guide Part 2

Omega Speedmaster Buyer's Guide

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 01 Watch Hands-On Hands-On

I rather like the really big crown which feels like it is larger than it needs to be - even if you create some type of scenario where a diver with gloves on still needs to wind it. The large size of the crown (that has a built-in torque limiter to prevent over-winding) actually helps the overall mass of the watch look less. The chronograph is a monopusher chronograph with the single pusher being located at 8 o'clock on the case.

The design of the Romain Jerome Spacecraft case is thanks to another Swiss watch industry star - Mr. Eric Giroud. One of the best watch designers around today, Giroud applies his sense of refinement to otherwise highly original and often weird designs that make them work. If anything, Giroud is a master at making "strange" "acceptable." I say this with love, because something like the concept of the Romain Jerome Spacecraft watch in the hands of a lesser design could have easily spelled instant disaster for the outcome.

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Vintage Speedmaster Mark II Buyer's Advice

After spending a weekend surrounded with such legendary mechanical muscles, I was constantly asking myself, why would one purchase a + million dollar car? Even if you can afford it, what is the point? The responses I got from various Bugatti Veyron owners at the show were as diverse as they are interesting. One of them clearly bought it for the joy of owning one of the most exclusive cars on the planet, while another mentioned that the car was an investment, as its value had increased more than 30% since he purchased number 220 of the 300 cars to ever be manufactured. Another local owner, simply loves driving his car, as he also attested to me that while a monster lurks beneath the engine, the Bugatti Veyron is quite drivable, he drives his almost every day – though likely not too far.

ABTW: It sounds like you are rather active in the outdoors. What are some of your favorite activities that these watches accompany you on?

While the Recital 12 watch is 9.1mm thick, the Bovet Recital 15 is 12.8mm thick. That isn't "very thick" by most standards, but it doesn't have the svelte feeling of the Recital 12 on the wrist. I also don't know if the Bovet Recital 15 has the option of coming with an 18k gold bracelet (like the Recital 12 does) in addition to the black alligator strap. The dial combines both traditional elements with the beautiful aesthetic of an open face showing off the movement. The design is pretty elegant and feels like it was meant to be looked at, in contrast to some open-face dials that look like you caught a mechanical watch movement in its underwear. In other words, I have to say that both the Recital 12 and Bovet Recital 15 watches are very nice to look at. Of course, given Bovet's nature, you can also get this watch with a diamond-set bezel.

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Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed

Let’s step back to the early 2000s, when Jean-Claude Biver was hot off of his sale of Blancpain to the Swatch Group and eager to do something new. He purchased the failing Hublot brand which was originally founded in the early 1980s. Thanks to the Big Bang watch and the hype machine that Biver transformed Hublot into, it became a powerhouse watch company and he later sold it to the large luxury group LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy). Jean-Claude Biver didn’t just sell Hublot to a large group and leave, but rather, he stayed aboard as the CEO to keep running things and continuing to grow the brand.

Today on March 18th, at the onset of the Baselworld 2015 watch trade show, TAG Heuer made the interesting announcement that in light of the increased value of the Swiss Franc, the brand would not only decline the temptation to increase prices of their watches, but would actually be reducing prices. Here is the relevant section of the announcement from TAG Heuer:

It is said that Horwitt was able to produce three of the watches with his original design via a personal commission in the mid 1950s. Almost a decade after he first created the design, he was still trying to properly monetize it. Horwitt's inspiration for the Bauhaus-style clock dial was to remove as much of the unnecessary elements as possible and focus on the core element of "civil time," which is the sun. The circle at 12 o'clock in fact represents the sun which in many ways takes the Museum Dial face from mere Bauhaus to something more akin to functional art. In the mid 1950s Horwitt was finally able to get a patent on the design.

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Breitling Superocean Replica Watches Limited Editions

While the watch is gold (which means it is expensive), it is nevertheless a great looking sports watch. While it is true that many people consider a true Rolex sports watch to have a steel case, there is an emerging market for precious metal sport watches as a lifestyle item. At least with Rolex, you know it also has a lot of durability and thought behind it. I am curious to know what people's thoughts are on what is a great-looking sports piece with the 2015 Rolex Yacht-Master, even though it is more than double the price of, say, a steel Rolex Submariner.

Once we move on from telling time, "Glances" allows you to easily see things you use regularly. By swiping up from the bottom of the watch you can see your weather, calendar, or your heart rate, with the slides taking up the entire screen and displaying the most important pieces of information from all those apps.

Harry Winston Histoire De Tourbillon 6 Watch Watch Releases Harry Winston Histoire De Tourbillon 6 Watch Watch Releases

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Breitling Chronomat Blacksteel Replica

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ABTW: It's great to have that sort of heritage in a family. What drives you these days?

The JeanRichard Aquascope is a handsome Swiss watch that combines a number of interesting design elements and speaks very closely to much of what has been happening in the watch industry over the last few years. Today, I review the JeanRichard Aquascope Hokusai ref. 60650-21M652-FK6A watch. A sub-brand of Girard-Perregaux - and now owned together by the Kering Group - JeanRichard was one of the first Swiss watch makers to see the economic writing on the wall a few years ago that prices were getting a bit too high to sustain the overly ambitious international Swiss watch market. So what JeanRichard did in most markets was decide to reinvent themselves as a lower cost brand that used ETA or Sellita produced Swiss movements versus those made in house.

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An Indispensable Time-Keeping Ally

Rolex Yacht-Master 116655 Watch In Everose Gold With Black Ceramic Bezel For 2015 Watch Releases

Richard Mille RM 60-01 Automatic Flyback Chronograph Regatta 'Les Voiles De St. Barth' 2015 Limited Edition Watch Hands-On Hands-On Richard Mille RM 60-01 Automatic Flyback Chronograph Regatta 'Les Voiles De St. Barth' 2015 Limited Edition Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Rolex claims the new movement, 3255, establishes a new standard for superlative precision and they indeed back that statement up with some figures and proper testing: the new movement (followed up by the also new caliber 2236 that will find its way into the Lady-Datejust) is twice as exacting as those for a chronometer officially certified by COSC. The big deal is that Rolex has developed new, "high-technology methodology and equipment to test the precision of its Superlative Chronometers."

Rolex Day-Date 40 Watch With New Rolex 3255 Movement Watch Releases
The new Rolex 3255 in-house developed and manufactured movement
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Speedmaster 125 - Automatic Chronograph Chronometer

In late 2014, Citizen Watches opened up a flagship store in New York City located in Times Square on Broadway. It follows a trend of major companies who existed primarily in the wholesale business (selling watches mostly via third-party retailers such as department stores) to open up a few "mono-brand" boutiques in key markets in order to create special brand experiences for customers. As part of a new retail concept, Citizen asked aBlogtoWatch to work with them in creating a "blogger wall" at the new Citizen watches flagship store in NYC.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Single & Double Tourbillon Watches Hands-On Hands-On

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

Citizen Signature Grand Classic 9184 Watch Hands-On
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Innovative Ritmo Mundo Time

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Knights Of The Round Table II Watch Watch Releases

I look forward to playing with the Breitling B55 Connected myself, since I am excited to consider the possibilities. I have a feeling that with an app controlling the timepiece's functions via Bluetooth, and a battery that last months (as opposed to hours) this is going to be a very interesting merger of the smartwatch world and the traditional Swiss sports watch world. If there is a high-end quartz watch to own in 2015, it just might be the Breitling B55 Connected. No price yet, but I have a feeling it will be similar to that of the B50. So figure a price in the ,000 range for the Breitling B55 Connected in the black titanium case on a strap. breitling.com

Inside the Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech 3 Days Automatic PAM616 is the Panerai in-house made Calibre P.9000 automatic movement with three days of power reserve operating at 4Hz. On the dial, you have the time with subsidiary seconds dial and the date. In addition to the aged lume color on the hands and hour markers, you get a new blue color on the dial meant to highlight the "modern" look of the Luminor Submersible Carbotech - and in a lot of ways, it succeeds. While I still personally find it difficult to take some of these modern construction compounds as bona fide luxury materials, I am intrigued by the stories behind them as well as the wearable conversation piece waiting for someone to ask about what your watch is made out of, allowing you to joyously explain.

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Cartier Rotonde Automatic Skeleton

The H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Funky Blue is nonetheless a refined weapon to wield in this fight and it, presently, outweighs smartwatches not just in terms of quality of design and execution, but also in price, coming in at ,000. h-moser.com

My First Grail Watch: Sean Wai

My First Grail Watch: Sean Wai

For years, the main complaint people had about Tissot T-Touch watches was that their Japanese competition features solar power generation, while the Tissot T-Touch needed a battery change. I agree that this was an issue, and even if you needed to change the battery each 1.5 - 2 years, it was still a pain. Tissot worked with ETA (both part of the Swatch Group) to develop a T-Touch movement that was powered by light. Finally, in 2013, Tissot debuted to me a working prototype of what would eventually be known as the Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar. In 2014, Tissot was ready to release the Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar (hands-on here) with a new model that would top out the long-standing T-Touch collection. With this top-of-the-line T-Touch model, fans could finally enjoy a T-Touch watch with light power generation that didn't require a battery change.

Fiona Krüger Celebration Skull Watch Watch Releases

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Omega Speedmaster 2915 For Sale

Winding and setting are done without a crown and instead rely on the rotating sapphire case back for control over the movement. Once set, the new Type 3 offers hours, minutes, seconds, day, date, and oil temperature and, while the dial may appear rather busy, once you know what to look for, it's surprisingly easy to read.

Looking beyond the name itself, you will find that all the new-for-2015 Rolex Oyster Perpetual models are available exclusively in steel and that the different sized versions come with a different range of dial color options. At Baselworld 2015, we went hands-on with the latest, 39 millimeter wide selection of three new watches. Available in a range of sizes at 26, 31, 34, 36 and 39 millimeter wide, they are priced at ,850 for the 26mm, ,400 for the 36mm, and ,700 for the 39mm-wide versions. It is the largest, 39mm version, reference 114300, that we have selected for this feature article because it is the model most men will choose to wear out of all the Oyster Perpetual options.

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