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Whoa there Gerald Genta (and I speak to the company, not the man - as he isn't part of the brand any more). What is going on here? Where did this come from? Last thing I expected from you was a highly sophisticated sonnerie watch. You say that you have been doing this for a while (making sonnerie watches), but the last one that you released was in the mid 1990s? I am confused. Well forget all that, the watch is really cool. Looking at it, I can tell that the watch is Gerald Genta in form, but really dark in feel. Looks like something that H.R. Giger would wear. He is the artist that designed the aliens, from the Alien movie series. This is because the watch combines a sense of machinery with the biometric forms that the artist is know for. I suppose Gerald Genta is also known for that. Did you know that H.R. Giger is also Swiss?
The 3-Timer comes in a dizzying array of several highly limited editions. Some with 222 pieces other with just 22 pieces. In 18k yellow gold or steel (or with both), a few dial colors, as well as strap options are available. I discussed at some length the watch and its various versions in these two previous articles on Linde Werdelin 3-Timer watch line (click for the first and second article on the watch). There you can also see more images of the various versions of the timepiece. This particular version is in steel with the brown dial and brown strap. The strap is an interesting element and I will discuss it right away. First of all, I love how Linde Werdelin does their straps. The tapering and style of how they are connected to the case are elegant but still manly. I also like the quality feel to the deployment and how easy they are to make comfortable. Linde Werdelin has many different strap styles and materials. This one is... leather I think. It has a segmented look to it, and because it is in brown I have given it the pet name of "worm hide." Look at an image of an Earth Worm and you'll know what I am referring to. So the strap is certainly something to look forward to on any Linde Werdelin timepiece. If you are interested, Linde Werdelin will even let you try them out for a few days to see how you like them. I give the watch a thumbs up for style and fucntion. If the price suits you, then you should certainly investigate the Linde Werdelin watch line.
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No watch is worth being on your wrist if it stops working. The most delicate part of a watch is the movement - with the biggest enemy to it being high shock. Using a Japanese quartz movement in the watch is important for a few reasons. They aren't susceptible to magnetic fields, they are typically more hardy than mechanical movements, they are most often more accurate, and fixing them or changing the battery is easy in almost any place on the planet. This is even more so the case with Japanese versus Swiss movements that Rogue Warrior Watches says have more universally acquired batteries.
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Read my article on the Blancpain Spécialités Tourbillon Diamants Watch at Haute Living here.
Not being an expert on enamel, I can't go into a lot of detail about it, but here it is in a nut shell. Oh, and you can read more about enamel art on Wikipedia here. It starts with a substrate which is metal, crystal, ceramic, or likewise. Applied to substrate is glass powder, sometimes made into a paint or gel-like form. This glass substance is colored, by use of various chemicals during the creation of the glass. Sometimes the substrate has barrier made in it to create "cells." Just think about how a stained glass window is made This type of enamel work is called "Cloisonné ". After these cells are made, the artist can apply various colors in each cell or blend colors in each cell. The cells are there to create definitive shapes. Once the enamel is applied it must be "baked" in a high temperature to chemically seal the glass to the substrate. This is why enamel lasts so long and is so hard.
The black color of the case and thick alligator leather strap make for an appealing an aggressive look. The lume on the hour markers and hands is a friendly canary yellow color. It is a soft touch to the watch,and allows the Hard Black II to be very legible. Linde Werdelin has currently been experimenting with many different types of colors, which might sound like they are just trying to extend one look as far as they can, but I am surprised at how dynamic the core Linde Werdelin watch case line is. Overall, this black and yellow scheme looks great on the Hard Black II as much as the DLC coating looks good on the Linde Werdelin "The One" watch base. One of the best luxury reminders of the watch is the even though the case is finished in a matte tone, the laser-cut hands and hour markers (around the lume) is highly polished which makes for a nice shimmery look. The dial is easy to read through the AR coated sapphire crystal. The case is water resistant to 300 meters (1000 feet).Read more ›
The dial of the Diver X-Treme Automatic is very luxurious looking. Nicely applied hour markers in various colors (especially those metallic blue ones on the lighter dial color). The hands are large and clear. There is a nicely sloped chapter ring with the minutes on it and there are no superfluous markers on the dial even though there is a lot going on - a good mix between style and function. The hour markers and hands are further applied with SuperLumiNova as luminant which is good. I really like how the date window was inserted to make it look like part of the 6 o'clock hour marker - pretty smooth. Overall the dial is what I could expect from a quality diver watch costing in excess of ,000.
The Longio Automatic SG3824E watch comes on a nice reptile embossed black leather strap with a nice butterfly fold over clasp. For what you get, the price is reasonable at 0. Longio is serious about their watches, and I am not the only person I know that likes their stuff. It even comes in a nice box. If you are looking for a nice quality Chinese watch, with region character, and years of know-how to understand what goes into watch making, a Longio watch is a good choice.Read more ›
Very simple. off any Phosphor e-Ink watch purchased direct from Phosphor, when you enter the special coupon code. The rules are that I can't publish the code, so you'll need to contact aBlogtoRead.com here and simply request the Phosphor e-ink discount code for your own personal use. The pictured Digital Hour Clock watch is just 0 after the discount.
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Like I said, my argument was constructed for all types of people to understand. If you read the comments after the articles, some people got irked that my articles didn't delve deep into some of the more technical or historical aspects of the argument. I appreciate their sentiments, but they need to realize that the article was intended to appeal to people who didn't know or care about what was inside of a watch movement. It was enough to say that it was a "good watch movement." So check it out, along with the counter argument and see what you think.
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Bell & Ross was one of the original companies to offer an all-black watch. The BR-01 Phantom was offered as a limited edition of 500 pieces of the basic model and 500 of the chronograph. The Phantom attracted a lot of attention and both models sold out faster then any other color BRs offered by the manufacturer. The BR-03 Phantom picks up where its BR-01 big brother left off. It has a limited production run of 500 pieces per year, and promises to be quite a popular watch. We still have not been able to have one of theses watches in our showcases. Each one we received had been ordered in advance. It is easy to see why. The Phantom dial is striking.
If you visit DWATCH's website you can visit the "Custom" tab you can mix all the available parts of the watch and "build your own." There are only going to be 100 of the Sting Ray watches as they are all individually numbered and part of a limited edition. Once again the price is about 0. Always nice to see people getting watches like this and enjoying them (it helps when they are good photographers too).Read more ›
See my Louis Vuitton Tambour Two-Tone watch article on AskMen.com.