Posted: October 02, 2018
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Ceramic J003525540 a watch as the name would suggest is very much an open and skeletonized interior of the piece. Jaquet Droz is brand known for beautiful creations in the automatic line that feature mechanical animations in 3 Dimensions.
Measuring in at 41.5mm in diameter across the round of the case, not inclusive of the crown, this is of a black ceramic construction, ceramic as a material is very durable and known for its high resistance to taking on scratches as well as fading from the harsh UV rays of sunlight, as once we venture inside the case that we start to see the interest of this timepiece take shape or perhaps lose shape depending on your perspective, with the minimal and off-center dial displaying the hour and minutes on a ceramic background with rose gold hands and markers the watch is made to feel like it breathes within the surrounding openness, below the dial is another offset dial a large sub-second style made from a sapphire disc and being translucent emphasizing the openness of the design.
The aquet Droz 2663 SQ movement is also an engineering treat for the eyes aggressively skeletonized as well the movements openwork allows the life of the movement to flow through the watch from any perspective both and back, the automatic movement's oscillating weight is done 18-carat red gold and is individually numbered as well, while the movement is an impressive visual presentation it's no less a mechanical innovation, with 30 jewels and running at 4 Hertz or 28,800 vibrations per hour the 2663 SQ offers advancements such as an anti-magnetic silicon balance spring and a double barrel design giving the watch a 68 hour power reserve. very much a Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde in the traditional sense the skelet-one version of the classic design is a new evolution and watchmaking mastery in terms of design innovation and materials.
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Posted: October 02, 2018
From the Glashütte Original Vintage Collection, today we are looking at the Sixties Panorama Date featuring a varnish green dial. The Glashütte Vintage Collection is a group of watches that are modern interpretations of true design classics. Two exciting periods on the previous century serves as inspiration for these timepieces. The 60's and 70's models in the collection are contemporary interpretation of two dynamic decades who's ideals, music, arquitecture and design changed the world forever.
The Glashütte Original Sixties Panorama Date we have here is both, striking and stylish at once with the typical round forms and distinctive arabic numerals of the 60's watches that invoke the characteristic look of the 1960s. The vibrant spirit of that period is captured by the retro modern timepieces such as this Panorama Date, this model is a simple yet elegant three hand analogue timepiece with a panorama date complication just above the six o'clock on the dial.
The dial itself has an imprint pattern varnished in green and black with a degrade effect that features white Arabic numerals diamond cut our markers with luminous spots and a hands are partially filled with super-luminova glowing in the dark luminescence. The case is done in stainless steel and entirely of a high polished finish it is 42 millimeters in diameter across the round of the case not including the crown and features 30 metres of water resistance, the crown is signed with a "GG" Glashütte logo. Internally and visibly through the exhibition case back the watch runs on the calibre 39-47 automatic movement and in-house manufacturer movement it is exquisitely finished and shows off a 21 carat gold adorned oscillation weight, the movement is 39 jewels has a 40 hour power reserve and runs at 4 Hertz or 28,800 vibrations per hour.
The Glashütte Sixties Panorama Date is found right on a black calfskin leather strap features a clean moderately contrasting stitch pattern around the periphery and is minimally bolstered for comfort. The hardware is assigned and high polished stainless steel pin buckle available both with and without the Panorama Date, the Glashütte Original Vintage collection 60's series of watches are contemporary timepieces with elegant and classical styling.
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Posted: July 25, 2018
The OMEGA Speedmaster is one of OMEGA's most iconic timepieces. Having been a part of all six lunar missions, the legendary Speedmaster is an impressive representation of the brand's adventurous pioneering spirit.
Posted: October 19, 2017
As an individual with the zeal for diving sports and a fanatic of the magnificent flag colors, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Master Chronometer completes me. It’s so manly that no man out there should hesitate to it pick up anytime, any day.
Its exquisite red, blue and white decorations on its case, those luminous hands and dial markers, clever markings on the rubber band makes this “Deep Black” men watch a unique and indispensable timepiece.
Even though the black ceramic case has a diameter of 45.5 mm, I found it extremely comfortable on my wrist the first day I wore it. The watch’s irresistible ceramic bezel crafted with OMEGA LiquidMetal diving scale provides a beautiful glimpse of the New Zealand flag colors. It happened so quickly and within first ten minutes of diving, my patriotism was a notch higher. Underwater, it was just awesome.
Furthermore, an Emirates Team New Zealand logo in red rubber dominates its solid case back. Additional Challenger 35th America’s Cup writing engraved on it makes this watch ooze a global feel the moment you strap it.
Other features include a sapphire crystal, classy18K gold indexes on the dial and a screw-in crown. By the way, you can dive up-to 600M before the watch gives in. Keep in mind that no matter the conditions during these kinds of expeditions, you won’t struggle to check the time because Omega Seamaster Planet’s MT ring has a flattering day or night display. Further steel is brought in by the 60 hours power reserve complemented by an automatic, caliber OMEGA 8906 movement just in case of an emergency.
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean chronometer is META- certified thereby importing with it some array of functions namely: hours, minutes, seconds, GMT, date and regatta timing, helium escape valve which is valuable during diving excursions. I won’t forget the incomparable diving experience while donning this time piece. 200M under, you will notice how its unidirectional rotating bezel feels extremely smooth, making operations a breeze, this was definitely another big plus.
The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Master Chronometer ETNZ Deep Black History
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean has its origin back in the 1990’s. The name, design and material used began during the evolution of ceramic watch making initiated by the Dark side of the moon.
It also pays tribute to New Zealand Emirates team and their desire to emerge victorious in the 35th America Cup. Though miles apart and an upgrade version of the vintage Seamaster 300M Ti.
The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Master Chronometer ETNZ Deep Black price: $11,200
OMEGA watches for men always evolve with time. At just $11,200 usd, the price is not over the top and compared to other brands or even Omega series with similar functionalities, it offers value for your money!
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.