Three-dimensional horological movement developed 100% for MB&F by Chronode and created by Jean-François Mojon and Kari Voutilainen
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You lucky readers get a treat this month. A chance to win a very special watch from a very special collector and aBlogtoRead.com sponsor. Out of Max Busser's (the "MB" in MB&F) personal collection is this circa 1974 Omega Speedmaster Mark 4.5 watch. In steel and about 42mm wide, this beauty is in quite good condition with a movement that was just serviced by MB&F's watch makers!
SPLINE SCREWS IN GRADE 5 TITANIUM FOR THE CASE
Minutes on second dome (aluminium dome rotating in 60 minutes)
The bezel is 60-click and a bit stiff for my fingers. The smoothed edge could use some surface roughening, as it's slippery when wet.
Will it come only with the black and white dial? Not sure. Set in the Diverscope's standard 43mm wide case (pretty sure it was in steel) the watch contains a new (I believe) movement called the JR1010 automatic. The JR1010 is a derivative of the JR1000 automatic that most all three-hand JeanRichard watches have. It is an in-house made automatic with the time and date. The JR1010 adds the nifty linear power reserve indicator. The movement has a maximum of 48 hours of power reserve.
The three-hand version has a simple steel bracelet, but it is nice and it tapers. Overall it should be comfortable. The chronograph on the other hand finally shows a bit more ceramic. The bracelet has a black ceramic inner link next to the steel links for more interesting two-tone look to match the dial. Overall these are rather impressive watches designed for the mainstream market and they should do when well released later in 2012.
The large rotating bezel is done with a PVD black coating while the case on this version is a mix of steel and titanium. The watch is water resistant to 100 meters and has a sapphire crystal display back. Inside the watch is a Swiss ETA Valjoux 7753 automatic chronograph movement with a custom rotor and decoration. While it is available with a metal bracelet, this XXL model has a rubber strap with folding steel deployment clasp. The wide size of the strap helps give the watch an even more impressive look on one's wrist, but actually works to reduce the visual size of the case.
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Red gold 5N or white gold coated baton small second hand
Inside the watch is a Japanese Miyota automatic movement with hand-winding. I have no problem with the movement, but I think that with a watch of this price people might expect a Swiss movement.
Wow, wear it in good health Dean!
Ludovic Ballouard Upside-Down Watch Hands-On
I believe that I have actually seen the antique pocket watch below at some exhibit in Europe. Signed by Vardon & Stedmann, the beautiful piece is in an oblong gold and decorated case with an enamel dial. The real fun is in the hands. The watch makers created two telescopic hands that automatically get longer or shorter depending on where they are pointing to on the dial. Even back then there were people like me who hated short hands, and didn't want to limit themselves to just round cases.
"Well ain't that pretty" I thought when checking out this new high-jewelry piece from Cartier this year. "Too bad it is a woman's watch." You could almost mistake it as a men's piece given its 42.8mm wide size. Called "Temps Moderne de Cartier," this watch is a high-end testament to the classic film "Modern Times" by Charlie Chaplin.