Invicta Gigantus: Prime Example Of Big Watches Getting Too Massive
I admit to loving this watch. It just exudes cool to me, but in a really understated way. This to me is a non-flamboyant, flamboyant watch. I've mentioned Temption Formula (and Classic) Rally watches before, but in my opinion this version is the nicest. Other models have yellow or blue trim coloring as opposed to the red in this watch. To me, the red contrasts the best with the black PVD case and dial, not to mention being the most powerful looking.
"You see this watch? This watch costs more than your car." Alec Baldwin proclaims this confidently in the movie version of Glengarry Glen Ross (see clip here on YouTube; excellent performance). It's a powerful line. If you wear a DeWitt WX-1, you can similarly proclaim to most of America, a related yet enhanced version of this statement. "You see this watch? This watch costs more than your house." Thats right, the 33 WX-1 watches made are priced at 400,000 Euros each, which is about 0,000. A price far above the average home value in America. Which goes to a question that many have asked me, "why is the watch so expensive?" Or better stated "what makes the watch worth so much money." It is a price meant for an audience. It is unclear who is paying this price, but I am sure some do. The watch has no precious gems, and while it does contain some gold, thats not really were the value is. I explain the number of skilled hours of labor put in to both developing and constructing the watch as a hint to its value. I explain the uniqueness of the design, and undecipherable (for most) complication of the internal components. People are swayed. They just didn't get it, yet somehow I did, though it was difficult to explain.
I am pretty happy that the new Rambo movie was as watch-centric as it was. Through the intensely blood-bathed action fest are numerous shots of watches on the characters' wrists. Sylvester Stallone's John Rambo adorns an interesting Panerai watch. It has been a Hollywood tradition for sometime that popular movie characters have a watch fitting their nature and status. We know of the James Bond Omegas and the Terminator has an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak specially made for Schwarzenegger that is worn proudly. Rambo prefers the popular and stylish vintage looks of Italian Panerai watches.
Going back to the Diavolo watch case, there are other less noticeable, but impressive elements that would only become apparent if they did not exist. The lugs are slightly curved as to conform to the wrist, while the entire case has no sharp or uncomfortable edges. Despite this, the case retains a well constructed,, angular and crisp look. The sides of the case feature a very sporty matte finish, that immediately turns into a mirrored polish on other surfaces. This visually extends the size of the face while amplifying the shape and curvature. Together these features make for a good-looking comfortable watch, and you'd really only notice them if they did not exist. For example, you don't complain about a comfortable watch, it only becomes an issue when sharp edges dig into your arm. Comfort is just never going to be an issue with the Diavolo in my opinion, as it is ergonomically well designed.
The watch itself has style elements from all over the place, yet there is nothing out there that looks like it. The shape of the case looks like a Bell & Ross BR-01 with a gun trigger, though the strap is connected from the bottom, without lugs, but rather bolted to the case. This is needed for the slide out module to work well. The face is quite sparse and likely large. Clarify will be good, but I would have liked to see some more functionality. A jet-setting spy could use some additional functions. GMT maybe? A chronograph? That isn't too much to ask for is it? The images probably don't do the watch too much justice. I look forward to seeing one in the flesh for a real determination of how well it would go with a tuxedo.
Nother notable watch is the Uno, aptly named for having one hand. This is a traditional 12 hour watch, but utilizes just one hand. What you sacrifice in precision, you make up for in quick reference. This watch is meant to be read instantly, without the mental calculations usually needed when deciphering the time based on the position of two hands. It might only shave off a few milliseconds, but it does serve a purpose, and looks rather cool doing so. The Uno also hearkens to those who prefer to wear a watch, yet not be a "slave of time," focusing on to the minute punctuality.
If you have a watch with a bracelet, do not hesitate to buy a strap for it. You can really change the look of a watch by juxtaposing the way a watch is attached to your wrist. Many high quality watches come with several straps these days to give their owners flexibility with how the watches look and feel. An otherwise classy watch can suddenly become a sporty watch by removing a metal bracelet and installing a rubber strap. There is no shortage of options and choices for looking to add news looks to their watch collection.
What I love about this watch is that both Bape and Sinn and richly sought after and high collectible. The combination of these elements will make sure this watch ends up in the right hands. Check our the Sinn EZM-1 Bape here on eBay.
If you like watches enough, you enjoy talking about them. Chances are however that you know more people that don't care about them than those who suggest you go browse at a watch store. How is it that liking watches to us makes so much sense to us while the concept is lukewarm at best when mentioned to others?
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