Last but not least, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual has 100 meters of water resistance, while the Rolex Submariner has been tested for up to 300 meters. However, if you want to consider going for the more rugged – and certainly more "famous" and recognized - look of the Rolex Submariner, you have to shell out ,800 extra to come up with the ,500 sticker price of the "No-Date Sub."
The MMT Horological Smartwatch also has a "night mode" so that it can track your sleep activity and help measure your sleep quality and "efficiency." This is something that MotionX has a lot of experience with, as it provides the technology to a lot fitness tracking wearable devices. Press in the crown of the Horological Smartwatch, and the date indicator hand moves to the small moon symbol on the dial, which means you are in sleep mode. You can either wear the watch while sleeping, or put it under your pillow.
Six greatly different Horological Machines, three Legacy Machines and another six "Performance Art" iterations: this is where MB&F stands in early 2015. While we are awaiting their tenth completely new creation, the time is just right to look back at – and say goodbye to – what has admittedly been their most successful Machine so far: the HM3. Now, with a 25-piece limited edition run of the MB&F HM3 MegaWind Final Edition, Max Büsser and his Friends are finishing off Horological Machine No.3 and its movement family. We had the chance to go hands-on with the MB&F HM3 MegaWind Final Edition, so let's see what this suitably dark Machine is like in the metal... but only after a quick wrap-up of why the HM3 is important and what it meant for the brand.
The pieces are then cut to around 1-foot-long pieces and are batched up to be sent over to the next department, where they receive their inner phosphor coating. Remember, this inner coating plays a key role in making the tube glow and it has to have a perfectly even inner coating to create the desired visual effect. To achieve that, first, the pieces are put into an acid (as seen directly above), which is then blown through the entire length of the tube with the use of pressurized air. This way, the inside of these tubes become "sticky," allowing the phosphor powder to stick.
For the relaunch of the Corum Bubble, there are three models, two of which are limited edition. Corum is clearly taking it slow with the Corum Bubble, but these are nice models. All of the 2015 Corum Bubble watches use the same movements that Corum used in its previous three-hand Corum Bubble watches, which is their Caliber CO 0082 (a base Swiss ETA 2892 automatic). The CO 0082 has been skeletonized for the non-limited edition model which is the return of the Corum Bubble Skeleton. Extremely similar to the older Corum Bubble Skeleton watches, the new Skeleton has slightly different skeletonized bridge designs.
It is imperative to identify where the appeal of a luxury watch comes from. We already know that mechanical timepieces are far from the most efficient way to tell the time. We have phones; we have laptops; we may even have an MP3 player that is more accurate than a 0,000 Patek. But we still want the wristwatch because it has a soul. It is a reminder of human endeavor and skill. It is a treasure and a status symbol. It is beautiful in a way the concealed calculations of a circuit-board will never be. Agreeing to let these electronic invaders come into contact with a finely wrought mechanical movement is heresy, right?
Most all developments made to the 3255, we learned, were refinements both when it came to movement architecture as well as materials used – and these refinements did go a long way. The 3255 now has 70 hours power reserve – about 50% more than its predecessor – mainly achieved by a new escapement design as well as a new mainspring barrel whose walls are half as thick as before, allowing for the fitting of a larger mainspring – this latter development alone provides about 10 extra hours of power reserve.
So with that said, there are only a few perpetual calendar watches out there that truly interest me - one being the Greubel Forsey QP (here) - as well as just a few others. What does get me excited about a perpetual calendar is when it is engineered to the umpteenth degree. And when you want highly engineered, super refined experiences you can certainly count on companies like F.P. Journe to get that. So with the F.P. Journe Quantième Perpétuel, you have what Francois-Paul himself sees as being the best execution of a perpetual calendar. And what does that mean?
While this isn't true for all bezel insert colors, the black or white bezels on Kentex Marineman Seahorse watches are ceramic - which is a nice feature that many collectors will enjoy, given the material's scratch resistance. Even if some of the color for the minute indicators on the bezel wear off, they are actually engraved into the bezel for added longevity. For those who care, a lume pip sits at 12 o'clock on the rotating bezel.
The reason we say that such coloration is mainly decorative, especially the color red, is because many colors fade as you dive under the water and light wave frequencies stop at various levels of depth. The aBlogtoWatch team - which includes a few divers - notes that the color red disappears at about 20 feet, thus rendering it all but invisible unless you have a light with you. Other colors that fade as you go deeper are orange and then yellow. Thus, unless you have a light underwater, pretty much all the colors on your watch look blue-green. So while the practice of coloring a portion of a diving bezel is rooted in utility, its continued application today is mainly decorative. Having said that - diving bezels in and of themselves are still pretty useful.
Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane Grand Voyage II Watch Hands-On
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Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane Grand Voyage II Watch Hands-On
That, perhaps, is a bigger-picture look at the Apple Watch, and what people really want is a more basic understanding of what it is like to wear and use the product. My goal is to review the Apple Watch in phases, going over various elements of its functionality over time as I have experience with it. Right now, I am going to talk about the first day wearing the Apple Watch, some of the things that I've noticed, and some of the things that I am looking forward to.
So much information people access on their phones is available much more easily on the Apple Watch. This includes basic stuff like the time, to other facts such as weather data, directions, alarms, etc... My hope is that the Apple Watch will allow people to spend less time on their phones and more time paying attention to the world around them. I have a feeling that people go to their phones to check for something basic and then end up being honked at by drivers behind them because they are staring at Facebook on their phone in their lap and not paying attention to that green light in front of them.
More so, I harbor the above desire because I really liked getting messages on my Apple Watch. The texting experience is pretty good, and even though you don't have a keyboard, there are lots of good ways to respond. Most people will likely use Siri's voice recognition system to dictate responses (you can also send them as audio snippets), but I also like the canned response options that in many instances actually adapt to the situation. So if the system reads a text message and sees that there is a question, it will try to come up with an appropriate answer as one of the automatically generated text message response options. That is certainly fun the first time you notice it.
In fact, lots of enterprising people are going to crowd-funding sites to fund all types of products in droves now, because they appear to be extremely low risk ways of getting products funded. The dream is to get pre-orders for a watch so that you know there is a market for it. The logic goes that if the first batch is funded by interested people who've never seen the product, then you can produce more that additional people will want to buy after you sell your first run.
With the Swatch Group cutting back on supplies of its ETA movements to third-parties, brands have been scrambling to do one of two things: a) develop their own movements or b) seek out an alternative supplier. The first option is costly and not viable for all brands, while the second is tricky because not many alternative suppliers have the volume to match ETA. Enter the Eterna Caliber 39. Announced about two years ago, it seeks to be an alternative to the venerable Valjoux 7750. But more than that, was designed also to be modular and adaptable, so brands can choose to add on more complications. Learn more about the Caliber 39 here.
The first thing you need to know about Nick English is that he’s a watch guy, something that’s not always a given in an industry populated with executives who sell Hermes scarves one day and Louis Vuitton handbags the next. Nick sells watches. Period. But more than that, he loves watches. ALL watches. To wit, a lot of “Nick” stories center not around Bremont watches, but other brand’s watches. Adam Craniotes, former Timezone moderator and founder of Red Bar Group, recalls the first time he met Nick almost 8 years ago.
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When the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon made its debut at Baselworld 2013, many took it as an instant classic, and there was good reason for that. Its black ceramic case, dial, crown, and pushers – paired with one of the cooler names the Swiss watch industry had come up with in a fairly long time – the "DSotM" quickly moved from boutique store windows to months-long waiting lists. After last year's Grey Side Of The Moon (hands-on here), the amazing, deep black is back, this time around, with four new colorways.
I don't know when or if all Chopard men's sports watch will contain in-house movements, but the general trend at the brand has been to increase the number of watches with Chopard-made movements. I am pretty sure that this year at Baselworld 2015, we will get to to see Chopard's own replacement for the 7750 - even though in-house made Chopard chronograph movements have been available for a short time now. So let's talk about this movement in the Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control.
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Even though Montblanc intends for the Montblanc e-Strap to fit on a variety of straps (eventually) they created a special leather NATO-style strap for it to work in tandem with the release of the Timewalker Urban Speed watch collection. Note that it isn't the only strap option available for the Timewalker Urban Speed watches. In a technical looking carbon-fiber pattern leather, the strap meant to hold the Montblanc e-Strap is very thin and has a buckle on the side. In all, I'd say the strap and Montblanc e-Strap combo work nicely.