Now for the little culinary tidbits. The watch has a few little "delectable" pieces. First you have the sapphire crystal of the watch. It combined with the bezel emulate the look of a glass saute pan lid cover. See it? Clever right. Then you have the crown and pushers that are meant to look like knobs on stove range. The black color also contrasts with the gold (or steel) tone for a nice look. Check out the crown guard over the crown that looks like the handles on a pot (well rendered), and the lugs that look like the connectors of a handle rod on a pan. In my opinion these elements are well integrated into the look. Almost as though they have always been design elements of timepieces. In this regard I feel as though the Culinary and watch themes really meld well together.
People go crazy over Graham watches. Especially the Chronofighter series. The trendy English watch maker has some very appealing designs, and I can personally attest to the fact that the build quality of these watches is very good. The Chronofighter series of watch is typified by a unique chronograph pusher system, and apparently is easier to use. It is easier to put, being trigger like, which helps as they are on the left side. The crown has a pusher built in to it, which is depressed by the trigger. The top pusher is the reset button for the chronograph, but you knew that because it says so on the watch.
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What is funnier is the little message at the lower part of the image above, suggesting that if you need help adjusting the watch you should take it in to your local Ernst Benz dealer. Frankly, if you don't know how to adjust your watch back or forward one hour, you need to be hit in the face repeatedly and placed in the same rehabilitation home that they send people on airplanes who need help "fastening their seat buckle." That was kinda lame Ernst Benz, right? But before I complete my tirade on the matter, I will explain that they do this to hope that you'll go into the store and buy something new - which is guess is OK, but they could have said it better. By the way, I do like that Chronolunar watch they have on there with its automatic ETA Valjoux 7751 movement inside.
Check out this video from TheTimeTV.com that has Mr. Patrizzi talking about the Only Watch 2009 auction. Osvaldo Patrizzi is the guy behind Patrizzi & Co., the auction house and major organizer behind the Only Watch events. The video has lots of shots of the watches. You'll want to see this unless you were among those people who got to see the watches on their traveling tour around the world. Getting you all excited pre-bidding time. Don't you love the logo for the event? It is so 1981 cheesy. Some of my favorites for the event are from Omega, Louis Vuitton, Bovet, Gerald Charles, Confrerie Horlogerie, and Chaumet.
This is a pretty good watch to use when making case for the quartz movement. While the concept behind the original perpetual calendar display is unique and simple, it would be hell to accomplish in a mechanical movement. Instead, it is much more practical to have in a quartz based movement, which makes it something people can actually afford. This seems to be the MO behind TX watches, that they emphasize the strengths of quartz watches as opposed to creating watches that you wish had an automatic movement. Plus, they like to indicate that the movements are German designed - a little fact no one will take issue with. As such, each TX watch has a unique array of functions that would either be impossible or highly impractical to have in a mechanical movement which makes the watches even desirable to watch snobs like me.
I've been a Suunto fan ever since I got my first Suunto watch back in college. That was a negative LCD Suunto Observer, and is still one of my favorite digital watches. I was intrigued back then by the Finnish brand that didn't sell "watches," but rather "wrist-top computers." A few battery changes later I still have my Suunto Observer, and now I present to you my review of a brand new Suunto watch. Born out of the new Elementum line, this is the Aqua, and is the most dedicated diving watch I have ever owned. The elegance and simplicity of this watch's functionality is impressive. It is a very focused watch, and requires next to no learning curve to figure out how to use it. It does a few key tasks, and does them very well.
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Rotonde de Cartier Flying Tourbillon Skeleton Watch
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Rotonde de Cartier Flying Tourbillon Skeleton Watch
Here is the last watch I wanted to mention that I saw while with TX and it is a women's model. You have the TX World Time model again, but in a different case that is tapered to be wider at the base than at the dial. It think it is based on the popular Louis Vuitton Tambour watch case. A well make thick white leather strap goes with the white dial that has a world map with each continent in a nice girly pastel color. I think this is a good watch for the woman that likes a nice style and some function to match. For me, it feels like a good gift to get a lady because I can feel confident that the watch is "cool" and that she will appreciate the feminine character of the style. It is not a little watch either at about 45mm wide. Also a new model so I am not sure of the reference number but the price should be about 5.
Winwatch, based in Switzerland and has several pending patents on this technology. They have just announced the release of a stater test kit for watch makers who want to experiment with the new products. The kit will arrive with: 1 EPC/RFID Reader + 1 testpiece with watchcase/crystal/RFID-gasket + 10 samples RFID-gaskets + 1 demo software. It isn't free, but the cost should be very aggressive given that Winwatch is trying to encourage adoption of the technology. The starter sets should be available in a few months.