Via The New York Times.
Mens Watch Rome Digital Leather Band Analog Dial Quartz Wrist Watch White US
.25 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6h 3m
The new LUM-TEC M3 watch glows orange during the day with its fantasy orange hue that scream "this is what time it is!" A character trait which I love in a watch. Under cover of darkness, LUM-TEC's special MDV (maximum darkness visibility) technology keeps its proprietary luminant glowing at an eerie ectoplasmic green that seems to come from some internal power source. It doesn't, and LUM-TEC really hit a home run with this stuff. What is so cool, is that they can seemingly make the dial colors vary and still keep the same bright lume with full effect underneath. The impressive 6 layered lume on LUM-TEC watches is a key attraction point for all the company's watches, and I'll tell you it is really nice to have.Read more ›
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Panerai is pretty regular about their watch release schedule. We tend to get a few new ones each year. With the pre Basel announcements coming up, I expect to see a lot from Panerai this year. One new announcement is the Luminor Chrono Daylight Titanium, which is the ref. PAM 327. This Panerai is distinctly modern in its approach with a broad demographic appeal. I am no Panerai historian, but it is easy to tell that there is mostly "new direction" design accents in this watch. Ignoring the watch itself for a moment, looking at the titanium bracelet indicates a new, more angular look to the masculine watches. Older Panerai metal bracelets featured some really unique curved links. The PAM 327 has what are arguably something simple, plainer Y-shaped links. The look in nice, but not exciting - and the small size of the links adds to wearing comfort, but gone is a lot of the character.Read more ›
Did that make a lot of sense to you? I'll tell you what the movement does that is supposed to be appealing. The tourbillon escapement spins on two axis points. That is merely an improvement of adding another axis, but functionally doesn't really do anything else but make it a bit more interesting to look at. There are plenty of other more complex tourbillon movements out there. The rest of the movement? Those spokes, and support bars? Nothing. Merely for show. Cosmetic nothingness.
Let me introduce a new model to the Oceanus line up, the OCWM800TBA-1A Super Chronograph. The M800 features everything you would expect from Oceanus in an attractive package designed to compliment the avid traveler in both function and form.Read more ›
Having said that, I am shocked that watch brands seem to hide prices. Luxury watch catalogs are beautiful hardbound books with gorgeous prints and high production values. No prices. Instead, you get a little photocopied plain paper insert with the prices. As though it was some necessary after thought. A legal compliance addendum. Look, the antiquated concept of "if you need to know how much it costs you cannot afford it" concept is not really en vogue anymore. Yes, there are those buyers who like that idea that something is so expensive that only a select demographic can afford it. But if that is the case, then publishing the price is a good thing! This goes back to the whole walking on tip toes issues. Don't dance like a fool around the price, just be out with it. You don't need to swoon buyers with the "luxury buying experience" only to have them walk out when the "delicate" matter of "suggested investment price" comes to the table.
For me, the square case is very attractive, but the watch of choice is of course the triple tourbillon which comes in the round case. But you know what, I a sure if you want the triple tourbillon in a square case, Mr. Prescher will grant you wish. You get treatment like that for these prices ($$$,$$$). Look at the three videos to learn a few things. First, a good visual presentation of the synced rotation of the tourbillon (to hours and minutes), and then a bit about the Thomas Prescher brand. You might be paying a pretty penny for objects like this, but you are buying more than a superior quality nice watch. By owning a Thomas Prescher watch, you can honestly say that "I am in possession of one of the most 'complicated watches' in the world" given the functions, that features some of the top levels of refinement and craftsmanship that money can buy, at any price. This really represents a pinnacle of horological appreciation.
The crown is wonderfully large. It needs to be when you call this a machine. Place attention on its operating point. There is not much going on, on the rear of the watch, save for two symmetrical gears. These likely spin in tandem when you manually wind the watch. The hardest part of a movement such as in the HM3 is creating the symmetry and making it look so nice. There is nothing too inherently complicated about the MB&F No. 3 in watch terms. You can get the same functions in mechanical watch for a few hundred bucks. What is special, is the orientation of the gears and elements that make up the movement and the watch itself.Read more ›
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Myself being in this group I felt it prudent to mention first. Lawyers comes in all varieties but one thing all lawyers (should) have in common is a distinct attention to detail. We also value items of inherent value, and reliability. Accuracy is another characteristic that lawyers value, and coincidentally enough, these are the same values that many watch makers attempt to imbue their watches with (at least from a marketing standpoint). There is also the showmanship of being an attorney, and regardless of an attorney's area of practice, it is important for them to make a stand. For this reason an attorney needs a high quality timepiece that communicates purpose and strength when seen by observers. Good brands for the successful attorney are Rolex, Roger Dubuis, Piaget, Sinn, Breguet, A. Lange Sohne, Franck Muller and many others.
Thomas Prescher has a small, yet very interesting line of watches, and I would like to focus on the Tourbillon Trilogy collection in this article. The Trilogy collection has three different types of tourbillon movements, even though they look similar. The visual differences are remarked in the watch cases, which are a square, cushion, and round shape. The square watch holds a single tourbillon. Meaning it travels along one axis. Then a double tourbillon for cushion case, and finally a triple axis tourbillon in the round case.Read more ›
This is one of the Piaget Limelight Love Letter Secret watches (pictured is Ref. G0A34100). There are slight modifications to this design each year, but you get the idea. Pretty clever little number. The watch case is made out of 18k white gold and set with 130 brilliant cut diamonds to give it that sparkly look that no woman can resist. The top of the envelope has a ruby as the cabochon. If you can't see the watch crown, it is because it is on the back of the watch. It isn't the easiest to read, but who cares, This is basically "I love you" jewelry. Inside is a Piaget 56P quartz movement. The satin strap as more diamonds on the 18k gold strap.
Men Watch LIMES KLASSIK 1924 25 JEWELS AUTOMATIC ETA 2824 2 NO RESERVE
Time Remaining: 6d 2h 51m
Enthusiasts such as us will always know a Campanola is a Citizen, and that is not a bad thing. I am sure this new branding method will increase sales and overall perception of the watch. For me, I don't need additional convincing, I know how much I like these watches.Read more ›
There is nothing wild about this limited edition Omega watch, and frankly that is the way I like my Omega limited edition watches. Nothing too avant garde, just a good sober looking timepiece with a nice theme. Omega is pretty much obligated to release limited edition watches for the Olympics. First, they are the official timekeeper for the Olympics (since 1932). Wouldn't it look silly if they didn't celebrate that fact every two years? Second, it is pretty much the type of marketing occasion you'd be an idiot to miss out on. For the 2008 Summer Olympics they released this really cool limited edition Speedmaster based watch, for 2010 it is back to the Seamaster for inspiration. The result is something impressively on par with the visuals in my mind when I think of the winter Olympics.
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