I discussed the three initial Ralph Lauren Watches here on Luxist, so please have a look at my pre-release thoughts written just before SIHH with more details on each model:
Inside is a modified automatic Valjoux 7750 movement. In addition to the Diapal system, the seconds dial has been removed and a GMT hand has been added. The Diapal version has a different colored dial than the standard 756 watch without the lube free movement. The watch comes on Sinn's high quality steel bracelets a both the 43mm wide case and bracelet are specially hardened tegimented steel. I really want ones of these watches myself someday.
I haven't seen him dive into water too many times (no one dives in the Great Salt Lake right?), but the IWC Aquatimer is a great choice for a multi-duty classy yet rugged watch. The IWC Aquatimer Chrono-Automatic is a modern IWC diving watch with an automatic Valjoux 7750 movement in side to power it. Water resistant to 120 meters (about 400 feet), the pushers do not need to be screwed down and can be operated underwater. What looks like a screwdown pusher for the lower chronograph pusher is actually a pusher as well as a crown to operate the internal rotating bezel. I like this model because of how subtle it is. Other Aquatimer watches have splashes of color, but that look isn't what everyone is looking for. While it is hard to tell in the images, the watch has a high amount of rich polish and finish on the case and dial.
Without sounding silly, I would suggest that the sunburst hour marker extensions on the dial give the watch a more ‘majestic’ look. While the dial could not be considered ‘exciting’ it is certainly pleasing to the eye. My feeling on the Cameo is that the watch is a look enhancer, rather than attention stealer - a subtle but bold timepiece that seems to make anyone look a bit better with it on. I’ve been wearing my Cameo watch a lot since I got it and it keeps making me happy. I love how it looks, how it feels, and how unique it is. Some people (like me) enjoy the idea that no one else seems to be familiar with the Temption brand. I’d like to change that, but admit to feeling hip with a strong, but little known brand. For that reason I am giving the watch my aBlogtoRead.com Seal of Approval award. temption-watches.de
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The movement is the Cuervo y Sobrinos 3050 Calibre movement based on an automatic Valjoux 7750. The movement modifications include a periphery date, removal of the day of the week, and a moon phase indicator dial. at 3 o'clock. That leaves the movement with the 12 hour chronograph. Even though the movement is a Valjoux 7750, the modifications and nature of the watch are appropriate for a watch of this price. We are talking about a pretty large watch case at 45mm wide, which is about as big as you can get and still look good on most wrists. That is sort of the point when it comes to a watch like this. Loud and proud is the major theme. Use of gold and bronze tones, as well and the blacks with a hint of blue in the moonphase are perfect to setting the tone, and I wholly enjoy the images that looking at the watch inspire in my mind. The watch issues a two tone rubber strap to attach to your wrist with a titanium buckle. The top is black rubber, while the bottom is light gray rubber, with gold stitching.
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