Comparing the Tudor Pelagos to the Rolex Submariner is a logical thing to do as they are both dive watches made under the same roof(s). True enough, Tudor dials and cases are made by the same workers, designers, and machines that make Rolex cases and dials. They are however just as different as any two dive pieces in the incredibly populated place that is the dive watch market. The price difference between the two is also about ,000.
MOVEMENT: Modified Soprod A10 calibre,
11.5 lines, 28800 vph (4 Hz)
Mechanical, automatic winding
The movement’s mainplate is modified to incorporate the phases of the moon (29,5 days).The function is situated at 12 o’clock where the sliding night sky covers or opens the face of the moon.
42-hour power reserve
Rhodium-plated, finished with perlage
CASE: Stainless Steel, 46 mm in diameter, 11.2 mm thick
2.5 mm thick sapphire crystal with multi anti-reflection coating inside
Screw down crown
Water-resistant to 300 m
DIAL:DLC or TiN coated stainless steel with Superluminova indexis
MOON FACE: Copper, Bronze, Silver or Gold
HANDS: Rhodium-plated with Superluminova
STRAP: Rubber, Alligator or Frog Skin
No doubt in light of the fact that ETA-made movements are harder than ever to get, Eterna has just announced that they have created a new movement, dubbed the Calibre 39, which is the result of a project that started in 2007. This is potentially a very important announcement for the industry as the Calibre 39 is designed to be both an alternative to many hard to get ETA movements, as well as a strong base caliber for lots of complications.
Sure is nice to look at though.
The pin buckle is traditional, functional and well-crafted. The quarter-Maltese cross buckle features beautiful edging and curvature. The flat prong buckle is milled from a solid piece of gold, for what it’s worth. Those of you who are used to deployant clasps should take extra care while fastening and removing the watch. If strongly preferred, deployant devotees can purchase a new yellow gold deployant from Vacheron Constantin at considerable cost (more than 3000 USD).
I recently acquired a year old used Luminox Navy Seals Colormark Blue. The minute hand moves a bit (half a minute) by itself depending on how I tilt the watch, and the second hand does not always align to the markers. I am not sure if this is a normal variant, or should I make a trip to the service centre as the watch is still covered with a warranty.
I imagine that in time, NOMOS could offer a customization feature for the airport code ring such that a customer could chose different cities for each timezone since clearly while some international cities like NYC, LON, HKG, TYO, or SYD, are no-brainer choices for all, it might be useful for someone living in the Middle-East to have cities nearby listed instead for some timezones.
Therefore, if you find yourself in an emergency situation, you twist off the cap of the transmitter and pull the antennae out from both sides of the case. The watch then sends out a distress signal alternating between the 121.5MHz analogue signal and the 406MHz digital signal, and all this for up to 24 hours. These specifications place the watch in the PLB or Personal Locator Beacon category of the Cospas-Sarsat International Satellite System.
While not a complete list of everything that caught my eye in a positive way, some of the things which come to mind that I quite liked were the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver and Chronograph in black ceramic, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Chronograph Cermet, the Cartier Calibre Chronograph, the Piaget Altiplano 40mm Date, and the Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Rising Hour. We are promised a lot more for next year... Also, thanks to our friends at the Watch Gallery UK for including us in, and creating some interesting SIHH videos (which you can see more of here).
Therefore, when I first saw the Singulator, I was attracted immediately. More than that, I was struck by how beautiful and well proportioned it was from a distance, on the wrist of a Meistersinger representative at the recent Salon QP. From a design standpoint, I thought this to be the Meistersinger that seemed to have it all. It had a nice heft, coming with a slightly thicker case, a good wrist presence, classical style and a nod to the single hand concept of the brand.
A little over a year ago, Ariel showed you the Edmond Pole Guardian watch which features a very cool and rather unique AM/PM 24 hour dial complication using three rotating discs to align 24 hour time with a conventional 12 hour handset (video here). For those of you who weren't game on the rubber strap seen in the review, Edmond is now offering the Pole Guardian with an optional bracelet and we think it nicely rounds out the design and makes for a more appealing overall package.
Taking my car match from above, let’s take a ride through history on the design evolution of the quintessential American car, the Cadillac, and the quintessential Rolex watch, the “two-tone” Datejust. Both Classics.
Inside the Turbine Chrono watch is a Perrelet P-361 double rotor automatic chronograph movement made by Soprod. We look forward to seeing these watches hands on at Baselworld and think that they should help liven the Turbine collection once again. perrelet.com