Packaging is one of the things manufacturers in any product space look to as a cost savings first. Some manufacturers will work backwards from their MSRP goal and use cheap packaging in an effort to put all available money into the product and still make a profit. Other manufacturers will adjust the MSRP up so that they can offer the product they really want to make and a package that does it justice.
So there is no denying that Tissot offers a lot of features in the T-Race Touch. It's also the cheapest member of the Touch line at 5. Having said that, for just more buyers might want to look at the Race Touch. The two have similar capabilities but the Race Touch has a metal bezel and pushers as well as a silicone strap with clasp. However, if you really like the T-Race case style but want Touch features then the T-Race Touch is sure to fit the bill. The race DNA is obvious, though the inclusion of a tide function (and to a lesser extent compass) in a non-nautical-looking watch makes the intent somewhat unclear. Though it is there because the movement in the T-Race Touch is carried over from other models. The only obviously automotive design element is a tire tread-like texture on the inside of the strap, so what type of race this watch is geared towards is anyone's guess. The Tissot T-Race Touch is available from retailers and online directly from Tissot. tissot.ch
This is the Helson Shark Diver 40mm, and my favorite Helson yet.
Personally, I am thrilled that precious metals are making a definitive return as casing materials in fine wristwatches. As much a fan as I am of steel sports watches, I’ve had my share over the past decade. It is refreshing to see exquisite timepieces with manufacture movements gussied up properly. I am a big fan of rose gold in particular, but I take issue with white gold, which proves to be incredibly soft and easily damaged. Keeping with the coloring of a polished steel watch, platinum offers an excellent alternative to white gold – and has the added benefit of increased durability.
My social group consists of guys who wear the standard Breitlings, Seikos, Omegas, Rolexes, Ball and Oris wrist watches (and yes, some of us even wear a Timex on occasion). All who have noted the Baiji have been suitably impressed. So, for what that’s worth - there it is. Frankly, none of us are into the "status" thing we all like quality, dependability and function more than status. The Prometheus Baiji meets those terms.
The BC-Solo (SOLO) is Bremont's entry level watch but that doesn't mean they have held back any of the signature Bremont feature set. The SOLO features a 43mm Trip-Trick hardened steel case, a hardened AR-treated sapphire crystal, and timekeeping is managed by the COSC certified BE-36AE automatic movement. Better yet, the SOLO is now available in a crisp white dial and can be yours on a bracelet. Priced at ,550. bremont.com
Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Steel
4. Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso
When we debuted this Ultra-Thin Minute Repeater back in December before SIHH 2013, we mentioned that Piaget broke a new slimness record for producing the world's thinnest automatic minute repeater movement. At 4.8mm thick the mechanical movement is probably twice as thick as Piaget's thinnest movement, but given the complications 4.8mm is really slim. The entire watch is just a bit under 10mm thick. Again, slim, but not "ultra-slim" compared to watches in general. Again, one must consider the complications and features. On the wrist the wide and relatively flat Emperador Coussin XL case is mostly flat and comfortable on the wrist. Its unique shape looks like some fancy dinner plate, serving up a healthy portion of metal and gears.
The association of watch brands with motorsport can have a numbers of driving factors (if you pardon the pun). This may be a historical connection where drivers have used the company’s product as tools of the trade or it may me a more blatant attempt to push brand profile, with any connection having its origin in the marketing department’s imagination rather than in the pit lane or on a driver’s wrist. With Chopard, you have to include personal passion as a major reason for the link.
One of the most common questions at Baselworld 2013 was "what is up with the blue and brown color scheme of the new Rolex Daytona?" It was a fair question. Rather than present a totally new Daytona as many people were expecting (something that Rolex themselves found amusing) for the iconic model's 50th anniversary, Rolex released a solid platinum version of the existing Daytona watch with an "ice blue" dial matched with a brown ceramic bezel and chronograph subdials (Rolex Daytona ref. 116506). What was that all about?
Apple knows that many people are working very hard on building a good smartwatch device. If they can succeed first then by default they will become the market leader just as they did with the iPhone and iPad. Anyone else pursuing a top market spot will require much more effort to not only build a better product, but to convince the public of that.
For those who have been dying to get a silver watch but just couldn't handle all that pesky oxidation then these Bell & Ross Vintage WW1 Argentium timepieces might be just the thing you are looking for. Interesting and unique watches that are just darling on the wrist as a fashionable, elegant timepiece. Price for the Bell & Ross Vintage WW1 Argentium watches is ,900 each, while the PW1 Argentium Repetition Minutes pocket watch is ,000.
Rolex Replaces Hublot As Official Formula 1 Racing Timekeeper
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Rolex Replaces Hublot As Official Formula 1 Racing Timekeeper
One of the many straps I have recently come across is from the Etsy-based brand Teenage Grandpa (TG). This one-man operation is based out of Toronto, Canada and produces a range of handmade leather straps and a series of pocket squares. These TG straps are solid leather and do not offer an edge stitching, padding or added bulk. I prefer a strap that is thin and not too rigid, so the TG style works well and should suit a wide range of watches while being comfortable on a boney wrist like mine. For the past few years, the strap market has seen a lot of Panerai-style straps which, while they look great on Panerai watches, tend to be too thick, rigid and bulky for the smaller watches that I prefer.
-Caliber RJ3000-A – Mechanical self-winding movement
-Frequency 28’800 v/h
-Jewelling 32 jewels
-Power reserve 42 hours
-Water resistance 3 atm (30 meters)
-Functions Hours and minutes at 3 o’clock, flying tourbillon at 9 o’clock, power reserve at 6 o’clock
-Case 44,5 x 48,5 mm Steel, steel with elements from the Apollo 11 space shuttle
-Five shaped anti-reflective sapphire crystals
-Fitted with cylinder system for optimal wrist adjustment
-Case back Opening with sapphire crystals
-Dial Black dial containing Moon Dust. Integrated X-shaped traverses Circular satin-brushed counters
-Hands Oxidised black and satin-brushed hours and minutes hands with red lacquer Red lacquered power reserve indication
-Crown Steel screw-lock crown with black rubber
-Strap Black alligator strap
-Limited edition 25 pieces
-Retail price CHF 107,000.-* / EUR 99,000.-* / USD 115,000.-* / GBP 79,300.-*
The Series 3 meanwhile, is currently under development and will be launched next year. The long term plan, as Roger described it, is to develop a range of different models and build up a body of work that fully expresses the Daniels method and something that he can be proud of.