Been a fan of the new Chrono Hawk watches from Girard-Perregaux but really been waiting for one on a bracelet? When the collection debuted in late 2012 they were on rubber-lined leather straps in black or brown. The sister collection of Sea Hawk dive watches that debuted at the same time were on rubber straps. While decent looking, I personally always felt that this was a watch collection in need of a bracelet to really complete the theme - especially the Chrono Hawk. That time has finally come.
The CEO of Auctionata, Alexander Zacke worked for eBay from 1999 to 2007 as a lobbyist, adviser and consultant. Who knows more about online auctions than eBay?
I own mechanical and automatic watches but I have never understood what they mean when they talk about stones or jewels in the specifications.
Jacques Fournier: What makes the business and state of mind different is quiet simple - Others have ideas and do things very well, but the main focus should be to look elsewhere, where no one has ever looked, be daring and sincere. I think individualism is extremely important, you can be copied, but try not to be compared... As per working for myself yes I would happily do so and be eager to learn on a daily basis, it certainly is a lot of fun. I believe it is important to have at least 5 to 10 good ideas per day and investigate further the ones you can, one might lead to something positive & unexpected.
The video above shows the recovery process and how the REC founders recovered, purchased, and cut apart the Mini used for the Mark I. The watch comes with a little booklet that briefly discusses not only the history of the iconic Mini, but also that of the particular car part which has been used as the dial of the timepiece. It is a lovely feat, as it not only helps bring the owner closer to the watch he or she purchased, but also because it further strengthens the "talking piece" nature of the REC Watches Mark I. So is this feature aimed at the most hardcore watch enthusiast? Perhaps not, but I feel it has every chance to appeal to a broader customer base who will likely find it a cool detail; that little extra which separates the Mark I from the boring and endless array of fashion watches.
This watch portrays a WWII German mid war 1943 inspired two-toned camouflage scheme. The markings of this famous Tiger I tank consists of a “Dao Fu”(inverted Chinese character “Lucky”) and imp emblems that identify it as a part of the 13th company of the 2nd SS Das Reich Division. The tanks from the 2nd SS Das Reich took part in the capture of the important city of Kharkov as well as the battle of Kursk in 1943. They were later transferred to France to defend against the Allies invasion of Normandy, and were subsequently deployed in Ardennes, Hungary and Austria, where they helped large numbers of civilians escape from the invading Red Army... more »
I even mention all of this praise in light of the fact that the Legacy Machine No. 2 (debuted here on aBlogtoWatch with more information) isn't all that original. That is because for the most part, the Legacy Machine No. 2 (LM2) uses the same case and dial concept as the original Legacy Machine No. 1 (hands on here). The 44mm wide case comes in 18k red or white gold, or a highly limited edition platinum-cased version. This same case design and size, along with its "superdome" style sapphire crystal is a carry-over from the Legacy Machine No. 1. Yes, on the one hand I have become accustomed to MB&F offering totally new things all the time, so seeing the same case twice didn't prove as exciting as it's been in the past when viewing brand new MB&F Horological Machine pieces (their other and more well-known collection of watches). On the other hand, I didn't mind seeing the Legacy Machine case back for a second round. Even though the first Legacy Machine wasn't a limited edition, it was nice to see MB&F build on what was clearly a winning design.
Is there room in your collection for a refined dive watch that whispers in your ear with a Cousteau-like French accent? Maybe. If you find yourself split between wanting to show a little status but also wanting to stay causal with a sport watch, the Calibre Diver is a particularly satisfying addition to a range of high-end dive watches with in-house made movements such as the Rolex Submariner and Blancpain 50 Fathoms. Priced starting from ,200. ~Ariel Adams
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Geneva-based AkriviA is one of the more recently established independent haute horlogerie brands with a foundation that goes back to the now defunct innovative BNB Concept movement maker and designer. Being an independent in the world of modern watch making means the brand in question is not related to luxury groups or major watch manufactures. While there are a number of trade-offs to be made - such as lack of vast financial and technological resources - one of the major advantages is that their engineers, designers, and watchmakers are not bound by the strict and heavily moderated design philosophies that exist at larger more established brands.
Mr. James is one of those people. He is part of a newer breed of stylized athlete superstars who don't just make a lot of money, but apparently decide to spend it wisely on nice things of good taste. At least that is their image. There is also the matter of the well-rounded athlete, that in addition to being a style leader, is also an idol and mentor. In basketball, men like Michael Jordan come to mind as being among the first. Though what has really changed since Michael Jordan is the new emphasis on luxury. So Mr. James isn't just a successful ball player for the Miami Heat who earns a handsome income, he is also a luxury taste maker and style connoisseur. And having gotten to that point I think is rather impressive.
It is difficult to find a good looking, conservatively legible diving-style watch with a range of colorful dials. Most of the time the colors are the same sporty oranges and yellows. The deep green-dialed Marineman is an instant winner, but I have to admit loving the white version as well. You see, I happen to be one of those guys who likes mother-of-pearl. It is rare to find the material available on a good looking sporty watch, but when I see it I am drawn to it. Here you have an otherwise really masculine sports diver with a white bezel and mother-of-pearl dial. I just happen to personally like it a lot, and apparently Kentex decided to produce it, so I am not the only one.
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