Will Chanel do to the NATO strap what they did with ceramic? Rado is more or less credited with being the watch company that made the best seminal use of ceramic as a watch case material in the 1980s. It was not, however, until the early 2000s that ceramic exploded as a watch case material when Chanel's J12 collection started to become popular. Chanel's clever and highly fashionable treatment of both black and white ceramic catapulted it into the consumer limelight in a way that Rado was never able to do. Will Chanel have the same magic touch on NATO-style straps when it comes to being eagerly adopted by the world's finicky population of fashionistas?
Rpaige has assorted an amazing collection of antique pocket watch movements and dials over the years. Each is faithfully restored, but also very much an historic item. While the movements are each in fine working order, one can visually see the patina of time and signs of actual use. One of the most interesting parts of the movements is how nicely they are decorated. The movement restoration cleans them to back the original luster without losing the intricate engraving designs. In some instances, Rpaige offers even higher-grade movements that are less common and more impressively detailed.
So yes, Khorsandi is a true Omega addiction enabler - about the best you'll ever find. It's almost a certainty to walk out of his store drooling over either a new purchase on your wrist you didn't expect, or searching for an unattainable new grail. But really, Khorsandi is in the business of making dreams come true, as made abundantly clear when aBlogtoWatch spent a few hours chatting about all things Omega, and exploring the unique and largely unseen highlights of his collection. It's a pilgrimage every watch lover should make.
The stylized Arabic hour numerals are painted in luminant on the dial and only show themselves after being charged by light and in the dark. It is a neat little feature that isn't strictly speaking new, but I've never seen it applied to a watch like this. More so, when you look at the dial you really can't tell there is luminant unless you look really closely.