Overall, PVD coatings are going to be more durable in the long run when it comes to modern high-end watches. Though, in some cases, a gold-plated case can look better depending upon the materials used. It is difficult to answer which is better because is can really depend on the specific coating, cost of the process, and skill of the lab.
So when it comes to the "accessory" that is a watch, you could go either middle range or quite high-end. Some even go quite cheap. Karl Lagerfeld timepieces are on the less expensive side, with a current top price of about 0. On the HourTime Show podcast we haven't always been super kind to Mr. Lagerfeld. The term "fashion zombie" has been thrown around a lot. To be honest, the guy does deserve some respect. He did have his famous bout with weight loss (even more scandalous in the thin-skinned world of runway models), and he has make it acceptable to look like a white-haired punk-style Dracula. Plus, this guy most certainly wears his sunglasses at night.
For the 60th Anniversary of the Queen’s coronation this year, Meistersinger will release a limited edition single hand watch based on the clock at Westminster Abbey in London.
These piece unique watches would never be available for retail sale anywhere. The people bidding for the timepieces would get truly unique timepieces with one duplicate out there in the possession of the man whose name and face was on the back of it. A fun detail on the dial was the term "World Champion." Now who doesn't want that printed on their watch? It is tantamount to those "I'm Number One" hats. I got to wear one of the special King Power Boxing watches for a while to appreciate the full ego-stroking effect of the design.
Overall, I could not be more satisfied with my Rolex Milgauss GV. Even though I work close to heavy scientific equipments and various electrical devices emitting all sorts of magnetic fields, it is doubtful that I really need the kind of protection the Rolex Milgauss provides, though, it's good to know it's there. The historical pedigree of the Rolex Milgauss and the fact that it was engineered with science in mind make it the perfect timepiece for nerds, like myself, who tend to also love science. It's simply the scientists' watch! rolex.com
Necessary Data >Brand: Marvin >Model: Malton Cushion M126.96.36.199 >Price: 80 USD >Would reviewer personally wear it: Yes >Friend we'd recommend it to first: The guy that wants a distinctive watch that can be worn in most situations and will appreciate the fine details and automatic movement >Worst characteristic of watch: The limited luminous material on the hands >Best characteristic of watch: The beautiful textured dial and inlaid markers.
Cartier is chock-full of gifts that can easily break the bank while guaranteeing joys and smiles and forgiveness. However, one of Cartier's most recent offerings, is somewhat affordable, and can make for a versatile present for any lady: the Ballon Bleu line of timepieces. The modern design of the Ballon Bleu is already iconic and striking. Essentially a round case with a domed sapphire crystal and a solid caseback that is also domed-shaped. The whole thing gives the impression of a perfectly flatten ball, matching the French name. The blue part of the name comes from the protected crown that includes a blue sapphire cabochon.
Around the same time Yvan Arpa was asked to make some limited edition ArtyA watches for the members of the rock & roll group KISS. Arpa was genuinely humbled and traveled to LA to meet Gene Simmons. The result were a few timepieces that ranged from having KISS band member faces on them (artistically speaking), to guitar picks. Arpa realized that the rock & roll themed watch could be just as popular as the Son of a Gun collection.
As I keep hinting, my feeling is that Jaeger-LeCoultre's best kept secrets are typically their sport watches. Whether they are retro-inspired like the Deep Sea Chronograph, or modern like the Extreme Lab 2 or AMVOX series, they are well designed, interesting, and certainly come with an impressive value given all that Jaeger-LeCoultre does in-house. On that note, the price for both the Deep Sea Chronograph Cermet, and Deep Sea Chronograph Vintage Cermet is ,000. jaeger-lecoultre.com
If you're a car/watch guy or gal, that's a pretty cool combination, definitely a conversation piece. It reminds me of how Bremont has done similar things at greater cost, with planes, ships and codebreaking; a very cool and personal way to commemorate a bit of history and legend on your wrist.
The Calibre 39 is a fully modular movement that has been designed to be as expandable as possible, ranging from a manual two-hander to a column wheel-equipped flyback chronograph. A project that started out with the goal of designing a competitor to the ETA 7750, Eterna has now launched a proposed entire family of movements thanks to a modular design that builds upon a base movement platform. It is worth noting that long ago Eterna actually started ETA.
The stand-out collector's (wealthy collector) Piaget watch for 2013 is the Emperador Coussin XL Ultra-Thin Minute Repeater (that we debuted here). In our previous article on the watch we discussed most of the technical specs and we won't repeat all of those here. This post is about hands-on with the slim and formal minute repeater - a continuation of Piaget's quest to offer as complete a family of ultra-thin watches as possible.
Rather than have a rotating diver's bezel, the Heritage Chrono has a bi-directional bezel with the hour markers on it. This is used as a second timezone, and is a very rare type of rotating bezel to see on chronograph watches. Inside the Heritage Chrono Blue watch is a Swiss ETA 2892 automatic movement with a chronograph module built onto it. In staying true to the original, it measures up to 45 minutes, but compared to the original, the placement of the subsidiary seconds dial and chronograph counter subdial have been reversed. The movement has a power reserve of 42 hours.
Nice, long, well-proportioned hands make for excellent legibility. Especially with a dial this wide, you'll read this at a glance.
Xetum uses its existing 40mm wide steel case for the Kendrick. Part of me wanted the new model to have a new case, but I understand Xetum's desire to keep it simple and retain what works. The brand has earned impressive sales with its core concept and an evolution on something that is working versus something totally new is risky. The Kendrick after all is a more casual version of what the brand already offers. Using the same case with a fresh dial and new strap options adds to the brand's offerings, without taking them in a new direction - yet.
Source: George Daniels Co-Axial Chronograph watch hands-on