Posted: October 16, 2017
Nothing is more attractive than the Ball’s Trainmaster Eternity NM2080D-LJ-SL model. Other than the unique feel and elegance, this is just but another remarkable addition to an already wide Trainmaster collection.
Marvelously styled, the Trainmaster Eternity NM2080D-LJ-SL model’s size, the simple polished stainless steel case, the anti-reflective sapphire crystal and its exquisitely decorated face will stand out in a crowd. Additionally, its luminous markers and dauphine-shaped hands are great for night visibility.
The Trainmaster Eternity is not an entirely new watch but an upgraded replica of Ball Trainmaster 120 version. It is one of the thinnest automatic Swiss-made watches with a slim bezel which makes it appear larger. Additionally, it can be paired with either a genuine crocodile leather strap or a stainless steel bracelet that comfortably and handsomely fits my wrist.
This watch has a diameter of 39.5mm, thickness of 11.8 mm, screw-down crown, transparent case back, and a silver or anthracite-textured dial which gives it an antique or vintage feel. Like most Ball watches, it contains tritium gas tubes which aids in legibility at all times of the day. It’s 30 meters water resistant and 5000G’s shock resistance can also enable me to work, play, and live in areas with adverse conditions.
The Trainmaster Eternity can almost be considered a complete calendar watch, as its functions include hours, minutes, seconds, date and day. The Trainmaster’s sophistication is clearly shown on the face. As the watch’s second hand ticks, the Ball Watch Co. brand shows, revealing a level of pristine detail and class like no other watch.
Ball Watch Trainmaster Eternity Nm2080d-lj-sl History
Ball Watch Company has manufactured an array of some of the most precise and reliable mechanical watches. The brand, design, and functionality of the NM2080 model is based on Ball network founder, Webster Clay Ball.
Prior to the advent of rail works, different countries had diverse time zones hence the need to come up with a standard time for the purpose of arrival and departures train time schedules.
The standard time was separated into four different time zones in the region and since then it was adopted and is still used as the formal time scheme.
Ball Watch Trainmaster Eternity Nm2080d-lj-sl Price
The Ball Watch Trainmaster Eternity NM2080D-LJ-SL price varies depending on the strap. The cost of the model with an alligator leather steel and folding buckle costs $2,000 while the Eternity with the standard stainless steel bracelet is $2100. Compared to the new Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster Glow DM2036A-SCA which costs $2600.00, it’s relatively cheaper.
Posted: August 29, 2017
The Bremont Supermarine S301 Type 300 range was made to be a professional men’s diver watch in a slightly smaller version. The watch has a minimalist, vintage appeal. With faux-aged Super LumiNova (as on Bremont’s ALT1-ZT/51 and P-51) and a traditional Sub-like use of dots and hashes for the markers, the S301 is a nod to the early, vintage diving watches of the '50s and ‘60s.
BREMONT SUPERMARINE S301 TYPE 300 History
The name ‘Supermarine’ comes from the 1930’s British aircraft manufacturing company, Supermarine. Supermarine’s first Spitfire prototype was named the ‘Type 300’ and it became a very popular aircraft in the country. The S301’s case is narrower and slimmer than its older versions, the S500 and S2000, being only 40mm wide and 13mm thick.
BREMONT SUPERMARINE S301 TYPE 300 Price
The BREMONT SUPERMARINE S301 TYPE 300 price is $4,095. This is considered one the cheaper watches in the Supermarine class. For example, the Bremont Terranova price is $6,195 making the Type 300 $2,100 cheaper than it. There’s also Supermarine’s such as the BREMONT SUPERMARINE DESCENT LIMITED EDITION that just barely under cut it at $4,087! Making the Bremont S301 just 8 dollars more expensive!
BREMONT SUPERMARINE S301 TYPE 300 Case
The case is hardened steel combined with Bremont’s multi-pieceTrip-Tick design. The Type 300 uses a domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal and a solid steel case back that is printed with a portrait of one of the 30’s Supermarine aircraft designs.The S301’s case is narrower and slimmer than its older versions, the S500 and S2000, being only 40mm wide and 13mm thick.
BREMONT SUPERMARINE S301 TYPE 300 Crystal
The Type 300 uses a domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal.
BREMONT SUPERMARINE S301 TYPE 300 Dial
The watch is a black dial sporting mixed Arabic numbers and red accents. The Type 300 has a bezel insert with a gilt scale and a crown with a gold accent ring. The watch features the date at three o’clock.
BREMONT SUPERMARINE S301 TYPE 300 Movement
The elegant timepiece follows Bremont’s 11 1⁄2’’’ BE-92AE automatic 4Hz movement. The Swiss caliber is the same as that of Omega for their 1120 caliber. The Supermarine is an automatic chronometer fitted with Bremont decorated rotor. It features 21 jewels, a Glucydur balance and Anachron balance spring with Nivaflex 1 mainspring. It has a rated frequency of 28,800 A/h with 38-hour minimum power reserve.
BREMONT SUPERMARINE S301 TYPE 300 Strap
The Bremont Type 300 sports a striped heavy-duty NATO strap with a buckle clasp.
BREMONT SUPERMARINE S301 TYPE 300 Features
Modified calibre 11 ½''' BE-92AE automatic chronometer fitted with Bremont decorated rotor and 21 jewels, Glucydur balance and Anachron balance spring, with Nivaflex 1 mainspring. Rated frequency of 28,800 A/h with 38-hour minimum power reserve.
Hour, minute and sweeping second hands, with stop second function and date at 3H, adjusted via screw-down decorated crown.
Stainless steel Bremont Trip-Tick® case construction with scratch resistant DLC treated case barrel. Case diameter 40mm. Overall height 13mm. Strap lug width 20mm. Laser engraved ceramic uni-directional rotating bezel with Super-LumiNova®.
Stainless steel screw-down decorated case back.
Metal dial with integrated dial ring and Super-LumiNova® coated numerals/markers. Nickel satin hands with Super-LumiNova®.
Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.
Water resistant to 30 ATM, 300 metres.
C.O.S.C chronometer tested.
C.O.S.C chronometer certified. Individually serial numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification.
Posted: August 24, 2017
August 22nd, 2017 [Las Vegas, NV] – Hublot, the iconic Swiss watch brand representing the Art of Fusion, is thrilled to announce its second partnership with boxing great Floyd “Money” Mayweather, the undefeated, 12-time world champion, for his fight against UFC® mega-star Conor McGregor. The bout will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, August 26, 2017 in an event produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV®.
Following the brand’s first partnership with the unbeaten all-time great for the 2015 “Fight of the Century,” in which he defeated Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision, Mayweather will once again sport Hublot across the waistband of his boxing trunks as he enters the ring this weekend.
Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, shared: “Once again, we have the great honor to partner with a true living legend, Floyd Mayweather, ‘The Best Ever,’ for what is sure to be the ‘Fight of the Millennium.’ In line with Hublot’s ‘First, Different, Unique’ brand ethos, Mayweather previously never had a brand adorn his boxing shorts until our ‘knockout’ partnership in 2015. I am thrilled to partner with him again in the same way. We look forward to the match this weekend and hope for a repeat performance of 2015, cementing his undefeated record! The collaboration continues the brand’s long history in support of the noble art of boxing and celebrating the Legend of the Legends.”
Floyd Mayweather Jr, declared: “I am proud of my relationship with Hublot. When I fight, I wear what I want to wear and Hublot has the main spot on my trunks. We have a major, powerful deal that you will see forever. It’s timeless.”
Posted: August 07, 2017
Ball Watch Co. Fireman NECC U.S Navy Expeditionary Combat Commando Diver Automatic DM3090A-P4J-BK Black Mens Watch Review 2017
Our first impression of the Ball Fireman NECC watch is that the timepiece is crisp and clean. The very extreme white Arabic numbers on the bezel look so nice contrasted against the black bezel. Like most all Ball watches, this piece includes gas tubes with make this watch extremely luminescent, and maybe one of the most readable watches I have had on my wrist. The rubber strap fits my wrist well do to the fact that the strap can taper at a 90 degree angle to the watch, which allows the strap to hug your wrist. The antireflective sapphire crystal make it feel as though there is no crystal at all, the clarity is amazing. Although you will never see the anti-shock system inside this watch you can rest assure that it is at work protecting your watch from most shocks and impacts. This one diver watch I would not hesitate to take on a diving trip as you have the best of both worlds, comfort and readability. The movement winds very smoothly as you would expect for an automatic men’s sport watch. The 40.5mm case is even the perfect size to fit under the cuff of my long sleeve shirt.
Posted: July 27, 2017
The Junghans Meister Driver Chronoscope men’s watch is an immediate eye-catcher. You are instantly struck by the lacquer dial which has a sand colored effect and complements the soft grey face nicely.
The large white Arabic numbers match the white luminescence of the hands making them remarkably striking. The hour and minute hands have distinct sharp tips that consistently communicate time accurately and have a “Super Luminova” substance.
The high polish stainless steel case measures 40.8mm in diameter with a height of 12.6mm and is extremely pleasing to the eye. The extended lugs arc from the case band, giving the watch an elegant presence. The exhibition case back is held together by four screws and gives an immaculate view of the structure of the watch.
Posted: July 26, 2017
At first glance, I am struck by the sleek and sexy white dial which is in complete contrast to the black Arabic numbers. This outstanding men's watch is the perfect example of a men's dress watch that can also be worn as a sport watch. This luxury watch is 39.5 mm in diameter and is beyond comfortable on the wrist. The watch even comes with a luxurious box to hold it in. Being one of the best watch brands, this may quickly become one of your favorite watches.
The basis of this watch goes all the way back to the year 1833, before the adoption of Standard Time. In this time period, time was dependent on the position of the sun. This resulted in every city having its own uniques time zone. This complicated system made it impeccably hard for the railroad companies to have synchronized railroad timetables. The U.S railroad companies soon changed this system, and since 1833, the way of ‘Standard Time’ has been used in almost every city across America. The Standard Time rule separates the country into four different time zones. This change has made the use of the sun to tell time seem like a vintage tactic, and has since led to the disappearance of more than 70 official time zones, and has continued as the official time system to the present day.
Posted: July 14, 2017
A Project Worthy of Its Name: The Omega Skywalker X-33
Omega has teamed up with Solar Impulse, a clean energy an ambitous project that aims to create airplanes that can fly anywhere around the world - using only solar energy. In their partnership with Solar Impulse, Omega has created a watch inspired by the innovative aernautic company.
"Made in collaboration with the two pilots of the ambitious flight, The OMEGA Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 Solar Impulse Limited Edition has been tested and qualified by the European Space Agency, featuring a polyamide "NATO" strap, and with just 1,924 pieces available." The Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 Solar Impulse Limited Edition is more than a remarkable timepiece. It is a celebration of a project whose ambitious aim is to circle the globe in an airplane powered only by solar energy.
The blue and green dial, with its white transferred indexes and hour markers coated with white Super-LumiNova, has a central opening allowing the wearer to read the liquid crystal display digital elements. The grade 2 titanium Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 Solar Impulse Limited Edition is powered by the multi-functional quartz chronograph movement, OMEGA calibre 5619, and its grade 2 titanium outer caseback is stamped with the Solar Impulse 'Around the World' patch and engraved with the name of the timepiece as well as the words 'TESTED AND QUALIFIED BY ESA (European Space Agency).
Their Contribution to Solar Impulse
- The landing light system, which weighs just a kilogram.
- The OMEGA Instrument, designed by ESA astronaut and Solar Impulse head of flight test operation Claude Nicollier, indicates flight path and alerts the pilots if wing angle exceeds the normal limit.
- The DC-DC Converter which uses solar energy to power the instruments in the cockpit through high-voltage batteries in the plane’s gondolas.
- To learn more about their project visit here.
Only 1,924 pieces available, get yours at Exquisite Timepieces.
Posted: May 18, 2017
William Henry's B30 Victory Knife
The William Henry B30 Victory is an impressive knife, even for William Henry. Known for their innovative design, this top of the line, fully dressed in damascus, carved silver and fossil mammoth tusk handles is one of our favorites.
The Gentac ‘Victory’ features beautiful bolsters in hand-carved sterling silver, inlaid with the 'ring' section of a 10,000 year-old fossil Woolly Mammoth tusk . The blade is 'Wave' damascus with an extra strong core of ZDP-189; the one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with diamonds.
An exceptional design that offers rigorous performance in a sleek, comfortable knife, the Gentac is also the perfect canvas to showcase William Henry’s range of exotic materials and techniques.
The ‘Victory’ features some of the exotic materials and forged metals that are the hallmark of William Henry's collections; a distinctive personality statement to be worn and used for a lifetime..
Features & Specs
One-hand button lock system
Blade 3.25" (82.5mm)
Handle 3.80" (96.5mm)
Overall open 7.00" (177.8mm)
All William Henry knives feature a unique serial number which is engraved into the blade to assure the authenticity and lifetime traceability of the product.
This knife is shipped in an elegant wood presentation box, and it comes with a pocket clipcase made from soft, high-grade leather, with an integrated stainless steel pocket clip
Posted: May 02, 2017
Seiko Astron Introduce their New Line with Novak Djokovic Limited Edition
The Astron dress watch has arrived.
Like all Astron GPS Solar calibers, 8X42 offers the remarkable ability to adjust to local time, anywhere in the world, at the touch of a button and using just the power of light. With the addition of the big date window, the inclusion of a dual-time dial at the six o’clock position and new, slimmer hands, the new designs have a refinement that makes them as perfect for an evening out as they are for international travel. With several versions featuring roman numerals for the first time in any Astron design and with more components having mirror- finished surfaces, the Astron dress watch has truly arrived.
The 8X42 core collection comprises four models in stainless steel and three in titanium, but all offer a remarkable level of scratch resistance thanks to their ceramic bezels, sapphire crystals and the superhard coatings that they all share. Indeed, a new coating technology allows even the rose gold tone designs to be highly resistant to scratches, ensuring that the luxury look of every Astron 8X42 watch lasts as long as possible.
The 8X42 collection is completed by a very special limited edition made in honor of one of the great sporting achievements of our time. By winning the 2016 French Open, Seiko’s partner Novak Djokovic joined the small and very select group of players to have won a Career Grand Slam in tennis. In fact, Novak held all four titles at once, an even rarer feat. We are delighted to use the new caliber as the base for a design that celebrates Novak’s remarkable achievement.
Posted: April 27, 2017
MONTEGRAPPA MAKES PLAY FOR THE IRON THRONE WITH NEW LINE OF GAME OF THRONES® PENS
With its epic storylines of treachery and nobility, family and honor, ambition and love, and death and survival the hit HBO® series Game of Thrones has captured the imagination of fans globally and made it one of the most popular shows on television. Montegrappa is proud to announce a series of writing instruments that convey the grandeur of this most remarkable saga.
Montegrappa’s collection of writing instruments represents of each of the four key families: Stark, Baratheon, Lannister and Targaryen. Each is available as a fountain pen, rollerball and a ballpoint pen. The desirability of the pens is enhanced by a collective style, each pen individualised for the family it represents through sigils and emblems representative of the clan.
All barrels and caps are made with colourful lacquered surfaces, while the trims are fashioned of palladium, 18k gold or bronze plate, with “Game of Thrones” engraved on the cap ring. All of the fountain pens’ nibs are formed in stainless steel, decorated with a sword, and are available in the four writing grades: Extra Fine, Fine, Medium and Broad. The fountain pen is both cartridge and converter-fed.
Montegrappa’s Game of Thrones pens arrive in a double box consisting of a rich, black outer carton bearing each family’s symbol. The inner box is covered in material evoking the styles of the historical period that inspired Game of Thrones, with sigils and patterns relevant to the four families.
Lannister: For House Lannister, a regal red accented in contrasting yellow gold is the dominant colour. The House Lannister pen features a lion’s head for its pocket clip, and a lion rampant on the cap’s top, above the motto, “Hear Me Roar”. A floral pattern, reminiscent of the Tudor Rose, decorates the cap.
Baratheon: Coloured a sombre charcoal, but accented in contrasting yellow gold, the House Baratheon pen features a stag’s head for its pocket clip, with a stag rampant on the cap’s top, above the motto, “Our Is The Fury”. A fleur-de-lis pattern decorates the cap.
Targaryen: Only a fiery, metallic red against a coal-black background could represent House Targaryen. Naturally, a dragon’s head forms the pocket clip, while a dragon coils above the legend, “Fire and Blood”, on the cap’s top. A filigree pattern graces the cap.
Stark: With House Stark’s northern origins, the colour chosen for the family’s pen is a silvery-white, accented in palladium, conveying winter. The cap is patterned with a runic symbol reminiscent of Norse artistry. A direwolf’s head forms the pocket clip, while the top of the cap shows the direwolf’s profile, above the motto, “Winter Is Coming.”