There are novelty watches, and then there are pretty interesting novelty watches. Ulysse Nardin always graces us with a multitude of interesting timepieces in addition to those it actually intends on being sales leaders. For a while, Ulysse Nardin was quite keen on taking up the challenge of producing a series of celestial or astronomical themed watches, with many a fascinating result.
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When you see a giant Invicta you are going to be a bit awed that someone would release such large watches, but admiring them may also be a guilty pleasure. Because there is a watch (or several) for each person, I cannot dismiss the size right off the bat. But let it be known that many of the new Invicta watches are in freak territory in terms of size. There may be such a thing as too much excess when it comes to these larger Invicta. Then again, can you blame them for pushing the envelope?
Well what do you do when you want a something like a Daytona, but can't afford or get one. Sure there are legions of "imitations" that are simple low cost alternatives or play out fakes, but you aren't that type of person? You like the style, but you want something nice you can be proud of on your wrist. For me, this is a totally logical approach to satisfying a need. Others feel that if you can't afford a Rolex, you don't deserve to wear the style. Well let those stop here, and the rest of you can keep reading.
So here, we get the Deep Blue watch company. I don't blame their business model. Take something successful, add your own little (tinny) twist to it, keep the costs down, and sell them online. I am not too happy with Deep Blue's decision to go with Japanese Miyota movements. These are "decent" mechanical automatic movements and quartz movements, but they are the favored movements among the better "replica" watches out there and don't have the refinement or level of quality that a Swiss or German movement has. This is not to say that all Japanese movements are like this, as many of them, especially automatics from Seiko, can be world class is quality, craftsmanship, and accuracy. Miyota just has a bad rap for making mediocre ones, but they are better than your average Chinese mechanical movement, I will give them that. And it is nice to see that the non-chronograph version is rated at having a 1000m depth resistance. Not that it really matters much anyways, but it gets to join the club.
This direction has allowed Marcello C to take a lead role as one of the fastest growing small watch companies. Saving money on not having to test designs, they focus on quality. Let others make the mistakes and produce what the consumer clearly wants. Perusing the Marcello C collection, you will see all familiar faces. The Tridente and Nettuno models are all Rolex Submariner clones with their own twist. Their aviator watches take designs from classic watches of the past from IWC, Glashutte, and countless others who have implemented such designs. At this point, Marcello C is putting its own twist on a theme, rather than copying anything. This complaint aside, there is little to complain about a Marcello C watch, as is clear from the reviews online.
“Morning” on the Diamond Cruise watch in Lavender and retailing at ,995
“Afrika Safari” on the standard Cruise watch in Pink and retailing at 5
“Beauty” on the standard Cruise watch in Blue and retailing at 5
“Mia’s Jungle” on the standard Cruise in Lavender and retailing at 5
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Watch magazines are a good deal like car magazines in that each has a particular appeal while trying to remain general as well. Some are more "technically driven," discussing watch movements and innovations at length, while other magazines are more "style" or "lifestyle" focused. These latter options may appeal more to the casual watch enthusiast, and will most certainly include a few articles on other interests such as fine liquor and wine, cars, or travel. Technical watch magazines can easily bore readers by going into great detail with gear diagrams and the benefits of new techniques of micro engineering.
The press materials make a big to do about the "historical achievement" in the combination of these complications all in one watch. That is nice, but honestly it does not get my gears turning. What excites me are the beautiful looks of this watch. What better way to stare at (probably over 0,000) than at such a timeless piece of art. It could be because of the "art watch" kick I am on lately, but more likely this is just a extremely well conceived watch. I'd only knock the fact that it is a manually wound watch, but that does give you the ability to really appreciate the movement through the back.
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Here is something you don't see everyday. A rare Tiffany & Co. watch that I just can't seem to figure out. I learned of this watch as it is being offered on eBay right now with no end date until someone purchases it. The seller claims that it is a Tiffany & Co. watch built by NauticFish, and I am not sure this is correct. It is true that Tiffany & Co. often rebrands or adds its name to other popular watches sold in its store. It used to do this with Rolex, and currently does with a variety of brands including Baume et Mercier. Further, Tiffany & Co. often outsources watch design, just as it did with the popular Streamerica watch (no longer being made) designed by Jorg Hysek.
We usually stay away from far-fetched tech concepts, because it is never a good idea to make one salivate with news of something that might never become attainable. In this instance however, it is probably safe to say that such a device is within our grasp in the next ten years max. The Nokia Eco Sensor Concept brings about the functionality that Star Trek and all science fiction fans have desperately awaited. Namely, a convergence device that functions as a watch, communication device, health monitor, and environmental senor, all in a cool-looking touch screen form factor.
Look at the face of the YES watch and you will notice two things at first, one large analog hand, and what looks like an LCD pie chart on the face. The first thing you need to tell the YES watch is what city you are in, you can change this on the fly, but it uses this information plus the internal calendar to tell you everything you need to know. The large hand is a 24 hour hand. Meaning that it makes one full revolution every 24 hours. The numbers along the bezel indicate the time. This is also supplemented with a digital readout display of what time it is on the face. This big hand isn't there just to be redundant, it also serves another important purpose. It tells you how much daylight or darkness is left. The LCD display has many little "slices" on it. Each representing 15 minutes in the day. Those pieces displayed indicate which part of the day is night, and the non-displayed area is daytime. This is an amazing piece of functionality because you get to see how long the day and night are, and it measures how much daylight or darkness you have left. Perfect for those hunting, or avoiding vampires! Watch the 24 hour hand get close to the dark area and you know how long you have until night fall.
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The YES watches aren't as complex as their rich feature list would have you believe. The computer inside makes things simpler than you'd think, and the information displayed right on the face is what you need to know the most. For a full list of YES watch features, visit the YES Watch homepage here. What I will talk about are those features I find most interesting and useful. Although you can get buried in the functions, setting them is simple enough, and with a slight learning curve, you can easily figure out how to almost anything you'd like to with the yes watch easily.
Nataf has been highly successful revitalizing Zenith. Taking risks is something he used to. The Defy Extreme series of watches was very risky Zenith. An unusual design, and relatively expensive, they incorporate the modern trend of material mosaic watches. Each Defy Extreme watch has a combination of steel, titanium, kevlar, and carbon fiber. Some models have more element sandwiched in the mix. Zenith Defy watches are undoubtedly cool, perhaps too much for most individuals that cannot afford them. Truly a watch to lust after tantamount to love for an exotic sports car. Like many other watch brands, there was a time when Zenith's future was questionable, it appears as though Mr, Nataf has been instrumental in changing all that, despite is uncanny fantasy character resemblance. Regardless, we can continue to expect to see exciting things to come from Zenith, even if it may be within a dark layer in the bowels of a mountain. Coincidence that Nataf is wearing a "Stealth" model Zenith Defy Extreme and Gollum's precious ring of power makes him invisible? You decide.
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Hublot's come back astonished many people. Few would think that a relatively obscure watch maker could save itself via the introduction of one stellar watch. That watch being the Hublot Big Bang, in its many iterations. However, Hublot is not thriving because of the Big Bang only, it was the legacy of supreme watch making that allowed it to produce the Big Bang. That combined with innovative marketing efforts makes for a serious watch industry player.
I love Stallone's remarks about Arnold Schwarzenegger in the clip. "Arnold is up to 60, I get a 55 and Arnold has to get a 60." Of course he is talking about the diameter of the watch face. 55 is really big, and 60mm, is well bigger. Regardless of the fact that large watches are in, there are more reasons to get one beyond trend conformity. Large watches make a bigger statement, are easier to read, and provide much more room for interesting complications or design themes. In order to compensate for their size, U-Boat watches place their crowns and chronograph pushers on the left side so that they don't dig in to one's wrist and are less prone to snag or get damaged. This is becoming more and more popular with large or activity orientated watches.
Today, such watch decoration is rare. The machines that exist to create guilloche patterns and miniscule metal etchings/engravings called "machining" are rare and often antiques. Today's machines use lasers to inscribe metal, not fine machinery. The watch makers and decorators who are still around exist with rarity and operate with a passion for timeless traditions. Once such house is Benzinger, located in Germany, where such engraving art is still alive and well.
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In 2005, German watch maker Limes released a limited edition of just 99 watches celebrating the 15th Limes Watches Rallye (was previously under another name until it was renamed this for Limes). That watch features a high quality case (as Limes is known for making their own cases), an ETA Valjoux 7750 movement, and unique styling befitting a racing watch. Although this is a three register design chronograph, emphasis is made on the top and bottom subdial giving it a classic bicompax look. Large comfortable pushers make for smooth chronograph operation, with excellent legibility. I particularly like the small luminant covered arrow at the tip of the chronograph seconds hand. The dial itself is carbon fiber, adding a modern touch to an otherwise classic design.
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