Unlike the vast majority of start up watch brands, Nick and Giles decided from the beginning to avoid contract cases and create a signature design that would be used across their line. The end result was the Trip-Tick. A play on the word “triptych”, the three-piece, hardened steel case is all but defined by its graceful, almost poetic lugs, which flow effortlessly into a contrasting middle barrel and finally the caseback. At once beautiful and practical, the Trip-Tick has become Bremont’s calling card.
Hugh Taylor: That sounds good. Do you have a favorite movement from either brand?
TAG Heuer is also not new to being in the device market. You may recall the TAG Heuer Meridiist luxury phone collection which debuted back in 2008. TAG Heuer was never wildly successful with their luxury phone collection, but it did continue on for several years. I think there is more of a market for high-end smartwatches, and at the least there is proof enough that TAG Heuer has experience in this area. For what it is worth, TAG Heuer actually had to convince Google and Intel that it was the Swiss watchmaker to partner with. I am sure it was a combination of Biver's charms and the fact that TAG Heuer is, in fact, serious about entering into a mutually beneficial relationship with Silicon Valley. tagheuer.com
This may not be your Dad's (or Grandad's) Speedmaster, but this new limited edition Omega Moonwatch is a direct reference to an event that previous generations will not soon forget. To commemorate the 45th anniversary of Apollo 13, Omega has announced a new and rather comical (sorry) tribute not only to the famously aborted Apollo mission, but also to the Silver Snoopy Award that NASA gave to Omega in 1970 for their work on the Apollo program. With a beautiful crisp white dial and a period-correct Cal 1861 inside, the Omega Speedmaster Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award Limited Edition watch is packed full of references to one of the most famous Apollo missions, the one that went wrong.
Rolex has been really catering to the enthusiast audience for a while carefully paying attention to what is popular on the aftermarket and how people are wearing their Rolex watches. They have been keen to preserve brand tradition but also to adapt to changing tastes in terms of sizes, colors, materials, and straps - something we applaud them for. 2015 is also an exciting year for Rolex lovers because they got not only new colors but also new technologies like the caliber 3255 movement and the Oysterflex bracelet.
9. MET START - Mission Time: This function allows the start of liftoff countdown. Upon liftoff, acceleration-measurement is begun automatically, and current G-force is displayed. Once acceleration measurement ceases, the display shifts to present current MET (Mission Elapsed Time). This function is based on the NASA protocol 101 that they are using for countdown to liftoff. The Astronauts are interested to follow the G-forces that they are being exposed to during liftoff and also during re-entry. The maximum value is stored and displayed. After the maximum G-Force is displayed, the watch will show MET - Mission Elapsed Time - which is the time that they are using on board during their mission.
How successful this event will be will depend largely on the host's ability to engage his young audience, but I doubt this will be too much of a struggle. Mechanical watches are visually and intellectually fascinating. If a child wants to attend the event, I doubt he or she will be disappointed with what they get from the experience. I've seen young children entertain themselves for hours with a stick. I'm pretty sure a mechanical watch will provide enough intrigue to hold their attention.
The point of the Swarovski Lovely Crystals watch is to offer something for the wearer to play with. The "Swarovski Zirconia" stones are locked in the ring but can otherwise move around. This means they are moving around while one wears the watch, but they can also be moved around with your fingers. An interesting little detail is a charm in the ring located at about 8 o'clock. By default, it is a small heart, but if you turn the watch over it is clear you can screw it out and insert a different charm image. The dial of this Swarovski Lovely Crystals watch is mother-of-pearl and is surrounded by another ring of crystals. While the dial is attractive, it is more for "elegant attire," given the lack of complete hour markers and its smallish size (that makes it harder to read, as compared to most other Swarovski watches). Nevertheless, the modern yet elegant style and the tactile experience of the Swarovski Lovely Crystals watch collection has made it a favorite among Swarovski consumers.
Price-wise, the Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Orbital II Chronograph isn't cheap in the scheme of things most people buy on a regular basis, but it is very well-priced for what you get in terms of both features and quality. Ball has never tried to be a watch brand you are buying because of the name, but rather because you associate a certain look and feature set with the name. Ball watches, for the most part, make suitable daily wears, and their focus on things like functionality and ergonomics can only be truly appreciated when checking some of the competition. Of course, with their prolific designs, you never know what will come next, but for now, if you are looking for a feature-packed sporty chronograph, the Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Orbital II Chronograph ref. DC3036C-SA-BK is a solid choice. Price is ,999. ballwatch.com
Perhaps I should qualify "satisfying." If you applaud the successful completion of a complicated concept as the artist sees it, just so a few people can be happy with the end result, then the Romain Jerome Spacecraft Black is a satisfying watch. If you don't feel a personal connection to the design, then you aren't going to get much out of this timepiece. I've had a lot of discussions over the years about Romain Jerome with fellow watch lovers. It is brand that never fails to evoke a lot of emotion, much of which would be described as negative. This is mostly from people who've never actually held Romain Jerome watch in their hands. If you are looking for a logical, utilitarian reason for a timepiece to exist, then look to brands other than Romain Jerome who continue to further the nostalgic notion that an analog mechanical wrist watch is useful. If, however, you subscribe to the notion that we love watches because of their mechanical art, uniqueness, and ability to illicit an emotional reaction then you might "get" Romain Jerome.
Apple is the first one to remind people that the software experience with the Apple Watch Edition is exactly the same as that with the other Apple Watches. What are the differences? Well they aren't really technological, but rather part of the buying and ownership experience. Perhaps most important is a special concierge service that Apple Watch Edition buyers will get which isn't available to Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch steel customers. First, you are assigned a dedicated Apple Watch specialist who sticks with you throughout your process of learning how to use the Apple Watch, and who is available for technical questions. More so, you get access to a special 24-hour concierge support related to anything regarding the Apple Watch. This special service (as I understand it) comes with the Apple Watch Edition and is only available to those customers.
Rolex has just released a new video titled "The Spirit of the Datejust" just two weeks in advance of Baselworld 2015, and in honor of the 70th anniversary of the iconic Datejust collection, which originally debuted in 1945. Like most Rolex marketing material, the video is clever, entertaining, and remarkably well-written. "Archetype of the modern watch..." that's just so meaningful on so many levels – and in many ways too true.
Itay Noy is an independent brand for people who like to make a statement, for those who enjoy the bizarre and fanciful, and for people who believe in supporting skilled artisans and their work. The Itay Noy Part Time is a polarizing watch, with a host of contentious design elements that will pay back your monetary investment in conversation topics.
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Junghans Max Bill Watch Range Updated For 2015
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Junghans Max Bill Watch Range Updated For 2015
With a price of about ,000, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme Lab 2 exists as one of the "less expensive" super watches, just broaching the mega watch territory. In my opinion, there is very little else out there that boasts this type of pedigree and complication for this type of price. In fact, perhaps the only watch maker producing similarly themed and complicated movements is Richard Mille - and good luck getting a Richard Mille with this type of complexity for anything under a few hundred thousand dollars. There are other little details about the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme Lab 2 that I was not able to cover, but trust me that there are more little secrets to discover about this timepiece. Jaeger-LeCoultre has really created something special here for enthusiasts, and I am happy to see this new-for-2015 blue titanium model as an non-limited edition. Price for the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme Lab 2 reference 203T541 in titanium with blue accents is ,000 (a bit lower price than the similar limited edition model). jaeger-lecoultre.com
That is actually an interesting subject - Omega is a really diverse brand and in many instances has different people who like them for different reasons. Some people love Omega for its De Ville and Constellation watches, without any interest in Speedmaster or Seamaster - and of course just the opposite is often true. I don't know that I've met any hardcore Omega lovers that love everything Omega does today - which adds an interesting dimension to the brand's persona. It just proves that Omega is aiming to appeal to many people who themselves are often diverse from one another.
Speaking of some of the design elements, it is worth noting that the Ball Engineer Master II Slide Chronograph was designed by Magali Metrailler, who is all but exclusively designing for Ball now. Previously, she created the "Ball for BMW" collection, and she also did a lot of the Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX watches. That is an interesting portfolio already, and we are definitely looking forward to what else she creates.
The Horological Smartwatch with an MMT movement will connect to a host phone via Bluetooth and there will, of course, be a companion app that is vital to the experience. The watch itself only displays the time (without seconds), date, and a progress indicator meant to help the wearer know whether or not they have reached their daily activity goals. The sole input device on the watch is the crown which is just a pusher. That means you cannot even set the time unless you go into the app. I am a bit concerned about the necessary level of connectivity the watch has to your phone (iPhone or Android), but that is likely due to the fact that I simply have yet to live with such a device.