Tech specs from Audemars Piguet:
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FREE SPRUNG BALANCE WITH VARIABLE INERTIA
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A pyramid in now Mexico is built to honor Kukulkan. There are engraved statues of his image there. An image that is replicated on the Kulkulkan watch on the dial and the back in high relief. The "219" name of the brand refers to some Mayan calendar numerals on when Kukulkan is due to return (or something like that). To me the neon green design of the watch mixed with black and looking all technical reminds me of Japanese Gundam characters. Though I do think the dial design is sorta cool, especially how "219" is integrated into the snake's mouth. For hour indicators the watch presumably uses the Mayan numeral system.
They call it a unisex watch and it is. The case is 39mm wide which is in that gray area between womens and mens sizes. It wears a bit large thanks to the long pointy lugs that help it extend from one end of your wrist to another. The 250 Series is a thematic update to the brand's previous 150 Series (which is no longer in production). Pretty much everything has been upgraded, especially the dial. Thankfully, that is the best part of this watch. Uniform Wares seems to describe it as a contemporary homage to post WWII men's watches. I honestly have no comment on that, but I quite like the looks of it. For me, it is an interesting combination of minimalist and non-minimalist features coming together for a satisfying result.
Pieces like this are a styling hybrid between traditional looking pilot watches and dressy watches. The Grand Classic is a larger range of models with this dial style coming in to forms - the ref. 781-21 on a leather strap and the ref. 781-22 on Tutima's excellent five link metal bracelet.Read more ›
Attached to the cases are black "Russian" leather straps. I don't know about you but I prefer French leather. By the way, if anyone knows what is implied by "Russian leather," do let me know. As you can see, the straps are available with and without tan colored contrast stitching. Overall these are good looking watches that will be easy wearing choices for many people who appreciate the German functionalism with enough style to keep it from being boring. The Terranaut III Trail watch collection starts at 890 Euros.
Laco mentions that the watch was made in collaboration with the German army. Not sure what that means, but it might mean that it has "ensured" functionality built in. That might also make "das Laco" a bit more desirable to military watch buffs. Attached to the watch is a dive style rubber strap. Like Bathys, Laco places the Squad 1000 in a water and dust resistant case.
The bracelet uses a modified construction versus the original but is still great looking. The outside is all horizontal links and on the wrist it looks great with the tall design of the case. I love the look of the watch on my hand. The dial is still the minimalist, but highly functional design we have come to like. This is another "cross-hairs" style dial that for some reason I always find attractive and functional. Inside the watch is a Swiss Sellita SW300 which is an analog to the original Swiss ETA 2892 automatic used previously. The SW300 is the same movement by another maker. Brands like Porsche Design and many others are using Sellita movements as ETA is offering less and less to non-Swatch group brands.Read more ›
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As a mid-range Pro Trek model this piece really does have a lot of the latest cool features that many people want from a Pro Trek watch. The collection for years has been the go-to timepiece for anyone with nature exploration in mind given the watch's wealth of durability, longevity, and information features. Notably, the PRW-2500 is solar (light) powered, six band atomic clock controlled, has a duplex LCD screen, claimed improved sensors, claimed improved durability, and legendary legibility for loads of details at a glance. The full list of features is too long to go into, but suffice it to say that few features are lacking. Honestly, the only thing Casio can't claim with a watch like this is that it is suitable for a suit or sophisticated outing.
ArmourLite watches don't complain, and just do their job. I like their warranty description that just says "2 year no-nonsense manufacturer warranty." Assuming they live up to it - that is the type of unflinching determination you want from your watch brand. The message is clear - if something is wrong they will fix or replace it. If you've dealt with warranty issues with other brands then you know how nice this must sound. Price for the ArmourLite Professional Al46 watch is 5 but is marked at a sale price of 0 on their authorized dealer website Tuff-Writer here.
TECHNICAL DETAILS: BIG BANG 44 MM "JET LI"
If you look closely, you can see my hands, camera and shirt reflected. This is an indicator of how well made and finished the case is, it's nearly mirror-flat and smooth.Read more ›
Porsche Design will offer the P'6520 as a limited edition model of 911 pieces. Price will be in the ,000 range (5,950 Swiss Francs). There will be two models, each the same but one will have compasses for the Northern Hemisphere and one for the Southern Hemisphere. In my opinion this is one of the better re-release models this year. The Heritage Compass watch is one that I think is very well done and a clear improvement over the original. I want this one a lot and look forward to seeing what else Porsche Design will offer in the coming years as they celebrate their history.
Nothing like this has been done before. HYT claims that there are seven pending patents for this watch alone. The brand worked with a number of consultants to produce the movement. They have fancy names like Preciflex and Chronode - and are among the elite group of horological engineers in Switzerland that are able to make stuff like this a reality. This is probably one of the most interesting watches to view while adjusting the time.
I would never consider a standard Mondaine watch a sport watch. It is much more a simple casual watch in my opinion. Though Mondaine brands this one as a sport piece. It's full name is the Mondaine Men's Night Vision Tritium Sport (ref. A669.30308.14SBB). Is the sport name because of the tritium gas tubes? Sort of, but I don't think that should automatically make it, or any other watch that you can see in the dark more easily a sport watch. Tritium gas tubes are small tubes filled with a mild (and safe) radioactive compound that glows naturally for about 20-25 years. These tubes are placed in the watch hour and minute hands, as well as near each hour marker. This allows for rather easy viewing of the time in the dark.
Tissot begins with a Swiss ETA Unitas 6497 manually wound mechanical movement. This movement is often chosen when skeletonization is called for as you can really scrape out a lot of its guts to see how it all works. It even helps the basic movement look extremely beautiful when artfully skeletonized and engraved. What Tissot did here is clever. Offer a fully skeletonized watch, but one that is also still legible. The dial of the piece is more or less in tact when it comes to having all of the hour and minute indicators. Coming with a black or silver dial, Tissot uses sporty looking Roman numerals and a full scale of minutes as well as even the 24 hour time. Cut into the dial is an opening that looks like an upside down mushroom. This window does not interfere with telling the time, and gives you a view right into the movement.Read more ›