One Of The Last Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.012 Watches
MB&F uses the LM101 movement inside of the MB&F LM101 Frost watches which was totally designed by MB&F and is produced and finished with the oversight of watchmaker Kari Voutilainen - whose work we rather adore. The beautiful movement design uses a lot of attractive hand-finishing and is meant to really emphasize some of the features in classic movements collectors enjoy such as gold chatons, large ruby stones, dramatically curved and beveled bridge edges, and blued steel screws.
If I was in the market for a circa ,000 sports watch with a tourbillon and had some affinity to music, I would more than likely put the Raymond Weil Nabucco Cello Tourbillon a short list. While the concept behind the watch seems difficult to imagine on paper, in execution, this is a rather nice timepiece with a great wrist presence.
Hey aBtW, Over the last half-year/year I've noticed a very prominent increase in the number of micro-brands, both in terms of coverage, sheer numbers, and number of crowdfunding campaigns they often (though not always) use.
2015 is also the 40th anniversary of the iconic Bulgari Bulgari collection which originated as a design by Gerald Genta. The collection is referred to as such because of the double use of the Bulgari name on the bezel. This Bulgari Bulgari model is in steel and 41mm wide with a slight curve to the case which adds to its extreme comfort on the wrist. The steel case goes very nicely with the blue dial color. The Bulgari Bulgari in blue comes on either the matching steel bracelet or a blue alligator strap.
This one is a bigger strap (as leather NATOs tend to be), so I had it paired up with the Benarus Sea Snake. This is a great diver, and beefy enough to pair up with the leather NATO. The leather here is not overly thick, but when you get the multiple layers in a strap like this, you do end up with something that is a bit bulkier.
Jack Ryan: Just like watch lovers anywhere else, but they are smart watch buyers and collectors. I am impressed every week with the young engineer or software developer that comes in the store looking to buy his first good watch. Most often, it is NOMOS, and they have really done their homework prior to entering the store for the first time. They know the movement calibres, they know the reference numbers, they know the history of the company; and they know what they want. The Internet has really changed the watch buyer, and you can see it reflected in this group of people. It has been said the Web has put an end to impulse shopping, and these guys make be believe it. It also appears that we may be ending the era of traditional retail “up selling.” Most of our customers know what they are looking for, in terms of functionality, brand, and price point.