From a simple hand-wound movement through date and GMT equipped automatics, all the way to the fly-back chronograph, we have looked at what will certainly be some of the most popular variations of the Eterna Caliber 39. We were told that custom decorations will also be made available, including color coated movement components and custom rotors. The point here, really, is to offer a movement (well, with all variations, Eterna says 88 different ones altogether) that will meet the needs of a large range of watch brands.
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On the hand-sewn black alligator strap, the Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision watch is the most comfortable and arguably classy Greubel Forsey watch to date. I wouldn’t call it the purest Greubel Forsey experience, given that it doesn’t encapsulate the fuller design aesthetic and complication experience of the brand, but it does offer existing collectors a new way of wearing the brand all the time in a remarkably elegant package.
Hugh Taylor: That sounds good. Do you have a favorite movement from either brand?
Hamilton Powell: As soon as I had the opportunity to buy it – I jumped on it. I had seen several Seafarers before purchasing this one. What drew me to this was that it was the only Seafarer (that I could find anyway) that had a running seconds hand. Not sure if this was a prototype or (more than likely) its previous owner simply requested the watch to have this feature. Either way – it makes it a one of a kind watch – which I like.Read more ›
The dial is incredibly attractive too. With it’s black/grey/orange color scheme, plus the small seconds at 3 and the 45 minute totalizer at 9, you can see the homage to the older version. The chronograph hand stands out from the rest of the dial and allows for pretty accurate timing even at a glance. The lume on this is incredible as well, just look at it on those home-plate looking markers and on the hands: very cool.
What wasn't entirely clear at the time of the release but we now know for certain is that the Rolex Day-Date 40 does, in fact, replace the Rolex Day-Date II, tuning the "DD" down ever so slightly from 41 to 40 millimeters wide. Rolex actually refers to the Day-Date as its "most prestigious model," and so it is no wonder the latest and arguably greatest Rolex movement is making its debut in this updated collection as well. First things first, we will discuss the new looks and then go on to discover further details of the new Rolex 3255 caliber.
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Prices for the new-for-2015 versions of the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon slightly vary and are as follows:
– Black Black (Ref 3126.96.36.199.01.005) 10'800 CHF, or around ,750;
– Sedna Black (Ref 3188.8.131.52.06.001), 12,500 CHF or around ,435;
– Vintage Black (Ref 3184.108.40.206.01.006) 10,800 CHF or around ,750;
– Pitch Black (Ref 3220.127.116.11.01.004), 10,800 CHF or around ,750.
Meridian Jewelers: We donate to well over a dozen local non-profits throughout the year, in addition to helping sponsor events for The Buddy Program and the Aspen Youth Center. We also have an event coming up in March with Vacheron Constantin where we will be showcasing all the new watches from SIHH.Read more ›
Most of the original Urwerk UR-1001 case is steel, actually, though it was AlTiN-treated and elements of it were in titanium. As you can imagine, the Urwerk Zeit Device is also a heavy thing. Think of wearing a first generation Apple iPad on your wrist. In terms of size, the Urwerk UR-1001 is 62mm wide, 106mm long, and 23mm thick. The Urwerk UR-1001 Titan, however, has a titanium case, which is not coated black (yet) and is might lighter than its steel counterpart.
Another option is the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Co-Axial, a range of watches with different dial colors and either a 38.5 or 41.5 millimeter wide case, now sporting Omega's Master Co-Axial in-house calibers. Priced right at around ,000 for the larger model, the most noteworthy difference here is the 15,000 Gauss anti-magnetic properties of the movement that, thanks to the use of only non-ferrous materials in its construction, can be seen through a sapphire case-back while still remaining to greatly resistant to magnetic fields. A steel case and bracelet, along with five different dial color combinations is what this collection offers, at a few hundred dollar premium. If anything, the new Omega Aqua Terra Master Co-Axial may be the toughest competitor of the Oyster Perpetual.
You can appreciate the Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon as a neat little machine, but when you put it on your wrist and have a two-inch-high semi-globe in sapphire and 18k gold stick off of it, you are really telling people something about yourself. Hopefully, I suppose, the attention you are gathering is positive, right? Now, allow me to step back a few paces and remind you that there is both a refined way of showing diamonds and a terribly unrefined way. This is a nuance of diamond watch critique that I suppose only a few people can fully appreciate, those who have been in the odd situation to have extremely expensive assortments of diamonds handed to them and asked for their opinion – and then been able to compare those experiences time and time again. Jacob & Co. is unique because they are able to ride that fine line between “too much, and totally enough.”
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The Omega Speedmaster '57 "Vintage" will be available either on a brown leather strap with a brushed steel fold-over clasp, or on Omega's patented bracelet with a butterfly clasp. Price for the version on the bracelet (reference 318.104.22.168.01.002) will be 7,500 CHF or around ,450 – while the model on the leather strap should come in a few hundred dollars less than that (we will add the price as soon as that is available). omegawatches.com
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