Again, Tom Cross found the balance between classic and modern ultimately what compelled him to this choice. “The minimal aesthetic both enhances the Art Deco elements, yet also makes the design even more timeless,” he said. “I’ve always found myself gravitating to that look, whether on vintage Omega Seamasters, Timex, or a Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso – it’s such a mid-century hallmark. The Reverso just looks endlessly futuristic because of its classic lines and shape. And while the 1931 will of course go perfectly with a tuxedo, you can also wear it with a t-shirt, and it works. I’d wear this all the time.”
Take, for example, this lovely Kentex Marineman Seahorse. Ignore, for a second, that I happened to choose this limited edition model with a white bezel and mother-of-pearl dial. Compared to many other Japanese sport or dive watches, this is a design which seems to understand the "less is more" principle that so typifies the best of European design. What you essentially have is a generously sized, easy to read, yet nicely appointed dive watch most watch people wouldn't hesitate to own. So if this more niche model isn't your cup of tea, be aware that Kentex produces the Kentex Marineman Seahorse with more traditional dials such as black - but also experiments with other colors such as green, blue, and of course, mother-of-pearl.
In using the Apple Watch today, I encountered a range of areas in the operation system that I think Apple can flesh out more. One example is in what options people have when it comes to e-mail. The design of the system seems to assume that people want to compose and respond to e-mails on their phone. You can view, archive, flag, and mark e-mails as read or unread on the Apple Watch. Also, at the time of this review some of the apps offered limited functionality. I like using Gmail for instance and the Gmail apps currently only allows you to view a snipped of the e-mail, while Apple's native e-mail app (which also allows you to view Gmail message allows you to view the entire message).
The Casio Pro Trek PRW-3500 uses that same Triple Sensor Version 3 module in the movement, but goes back to the chunkier style, with a wide rotating navigational bezel that Casio Pro Trek customers like. The Casio Pro Trek PRW-3500 has a 53.4mm wide case that is 14.5mm thick and 56.9mm long. Nevertheless, with the resin strap it weighs just 89 grams and offers Casio's legendary Pro Trek comfort.
Its impossible to mention this watch's links to speed without pointing out that the escapement is crafted from silicon and operates at a dizzying 36,000vph, or 5hz if you prefer. That's fast. It's a feature that helps improve accuracy and, thanks to the self-lubricating properties of silicon, does so without putting a huge strain on the power reserve, which sits at an impressive minimum of 50 hours. The movement, featuring a classic column wheel, is visible through a glass case back, which has been boldly decorated with Tour Auto logo, which reminded me of something you might see on a Tissot (you can see a more up-to-date example of this watch here) . Functionally, this watch is hard to fault. Stylistically, the Zenith El Primero Chronomaster 1969 Tour Auto Edition is sure to divide. Love it or hate it, there is plenty to get your teeth into.
Whatever your choice of dial is for the Project X Custom Rolex Daytona, you will need to put ,450(£14,950 GBP) down on the barrel to pick up one of the 24 (of each color) that they have made available, or ,150 (£14,750) for one of the 28 pieces from the Project X DS7 Custom Paul Newman Rolex Daytona-inspired piece. projectxdesigns.com
Panerai Radiomir Firenze 3 Days Acciaio PAM604 Limited Edition Engraved Watch Hands-On
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Panerai Radiomir Firenze 3 Days Acciaio PAM604 Limited Edition Engraved Watch Hands-On
This continues a trend seen in their aviator chronograph released last year, and instantly gives the case a more modern silhouette. So, too, does the color-coded pusher at 2 o'clock, which is used to operate the alarm function. I really appreciate this asymmetric styling in the Vulcain Aviator Cricket, and like the way it is working its way into more of their flight-themed models.
The Octea collection includes the Swarovski Octea Sport and the Swarovski Octea Classica. The Swarovski Octea Sport models come in 39mm-wide cases in various colors and on rubber straps. Aggressive sportiness is softened with a range of feminine design elements ranging from the colors to the Swarovksi crystal elements on the dial. Here, the bezel is not crystal but rather white ceramic, and is matched by some ceramic elements integrated into the white rubber strap. These pieces of ceramic are faceted to play with the dial. The cases are steel but often coated, such as this reference 5040555 Swarovski Octea Sport White Rose Gold Tone watch model. The dial legibility is really great given the theme of the watch (even if the hands could be a tad bit longer). I wondered what a men's version of the Swarovski Octea Sport might look like, and then Swarovski actually released one.
As far as model names are concerned, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual is the quintessential Rolex: while all other pieces in the Oyster collection contain the "Oyster Perpetual" phrase in their name (e.g. Oyster Perpetual Submariner or Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona), here, no extra phrases are added; and with that, you are looking at the most simple, straight-forward Rolex watch that is manufactured today.
In person and on wrist, the Oris Divers Sixty-Five feels great, and its 40mm width makes for a very agreeable and lightweight presence. As I normally associate the Oris name with large divers and modern masculine designs, this vintage-inspired piece is a welcome alternative. While I'll agree that the whole vintage re-issue trend is starting to run out of steam, that doesn't mean that there isn't room for success within the trend.
11. G-FORCE: Acceleration, the G-force, can be measured automatically during liftoff, during the re-entry phase, or be initiated at a chosen point in time. During measurement, the highest G-force value is stored in a separate memory.
By the way, even though the focus of this article is to discus the 40mm-wide Grand Seiko 62GS models, four of the pieces in the fuller collection come in smaller 37.6mm-wide cases, and they are the ref. SBGR091, SBGR092, SBGR094, and SBGR095. Each of those comes on a strap and are actually quite lovely, but for my tastes, 37.6mm wide is just too small. 40mm wide isn't huge, but these wear on the slightly bigger side, given the thickness of the lugs. Paired to that immaculate and classy Grand Seiko dress watch dial, these new Grand Seiko 62GS timepieces looks really sharp.
Personally, I'd like to think that Apple chose to intentionally release the full Apple Watch details during an event exactly one week from the official start of Baselworld 2015 - the watch industry's major trade show event that occurs each year in Basel, Switzerland. In covering the Apple Watch hands-on here, and in other instances, I've mentioned that unlike many other modern wearable electronic "smartwatch" devices, the Apple Watch was designed by people very much inspired by the traditional watch industry. In touching and feeling the Apple Watch, you certainly get that feeling. Apple did not just decided to produce a wearable computer that fits the Apple brand DNA, Apple wanted to produce something that felt like a modern extension of the traditional watch industry - and for this reason, I believe it is important to Apple that the Apple Watch has an impact on Baselworld, as well as the watch industry overall.
Why don't you show watches that more people can afford instead of ,000 or ,000 t0 ,000 thousand price range?
Nobody would or should wear at watch at those prices. Show more watches in the 0 - 0 range.
As you can see by these photos, the Fiona Krüger Celebration Skull very much hews to the aesthetic of the celebration. It follows the basic geometry established in the earlier watches, and adds the use of colorful lacquer (and superluminova) to the three-layer dial. For me, this sort of juxtaposition of lively color and the epitome of mortality (a skull) is something I can certainly appreciate, though it's not a theme I personally am drawn to.
I have to admit I was hoping the Heuer 01 would be more closely related to the still-on-hold in-house made and designed TAG Heuer caliber CH 80 – but we will have to wait for that into the future. It does feel a bit “marketing-ish” to make a new movement name out of what is essentially an 1887 in new clothing. I get it, but it doesn’t feel as satisfying as it should, However, the result is an impressive and highly wearable concept that offers so much of what people like about skeletonized versions of the Hublot Big Bang at a fraction of the price. For that reason, I think the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 01 will sell very well.
Finally, watch-nerding aside, what Serena Williams has and continues to achieve is nothing short of extraordinary for the game of tennis, for women tennis, and for minorities in general. Here's a tremendous talent who with hard work, sheer strength of faith, and her strong family, has grown out of one of the most impoverish cities in the United States (Compton, California) to now reach the top of the tennis world and dominate like we have never seen before. And importantly, doing this with the humility and style of a true champion. She's a role model, a rock star amongst her peers, a stylish athlete, and also a watch geek.