The price is high but not surprisingly so and the GAF will need to wage war against incumbents like Seiko, Citizen, mid-range G-Shocks and even entry level Swiss options from Tissot and Hamilton. I like the size and weight of the GAF as well as its eccentric lime green second hand, but I find the dial design to be a bit too complicated for the watch to have a traditional military appeal. Even with that in mind, the GAF is limited to just 100 units and I don't think they will have much difficulty finding a Georgian wrist for each one.
Like the Tread 1 the Tread 2 is powered by a lithium ion battery that is rechargeable via a magnetic-induction dock. The battery is rated to last about 2 weeks with average use. That seems appropriate, and during my test of the Tread 1 I found that charging it on the dock was a simple matter. For those who were intrigued by the Tread 1 but perhaps put off by the size or price have a new and expanded opportunity to enjoy the Devon concept with the Tread 2. It is not cheap, but priced at around ,000 is is certainly a more accessible price than the Tread 1. Look for the Devon Tread 2 to be commercially available a bit later in 2012.
Power reserve 42h
3. Wait until the giveaway is over on August 31, 2012 for the winner to be chosen at random.
Having said that, it is clear that most people wearing this watch will rarely adjust it and be more into its ability to tell the time. I really feel that Phosphor needs to expand this "Sport" range and add to it with more E Ink watches, just not just the World Time. Colorful and fun cases with a cool E Ink screen will prove to be really popular. The Phosphor World Time Sport watch is not without its little quirks but it is an overall nice watch with a good look and technology you will appreciate. Price is a reasonable and you can get them via Phosphor's website.
One final thing I would like to say about the watch is its amazing presentation, first, the stunningly beautiful engraving on the back of the watch, the watch has a steel back with a bead blasted finish, and has a highly detailed engraving of the US Presidential Seal on it, USAgency is the only company licensed to engrave this on their watches, and it looks awesome.
BIG BANG FERRARI MAGIC GOLD, BIG BANG FERRARI TITANIUM - Tech specs from Hublot:
I chose to check out this Casio Baby-G ref. BGA131-7B (BGA131) watch because it is trendy being all white, and has a cool "pop-up" dial with a seriously cool type of illumination. The watch also comes in all black as well (ref. BGA131-1B). The "resin" (plastic) case is 39mm wide and has a strap that is integrated with the case. At 39mm wide this is actually femme-sized for a G-Shock. Hence the "baby" part of the Baby-G name. While technical in appearance, the case is relatively clean for a watch like this. There are still four pushers placed around the sides of the case. Based on the G-Shock collection, these watches are meant to be durable and take a super beating. I don't mean for you to put it to the test, but know that these are tough watches.
The original Cartier Santos was reportedly designed and created by Louis Cartier himself in 1904 for his friend and pioneer, Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont. The Santos has been a major piece in the Cartier collection for a long time and in 2004 Cartier released their Santos 100 line which included larger Santos models.
The Maitres du Temps Chapter One was a massively sized watch with an incredible amount of complications. The Chapter Two was a sort of baby Chapter One with a more simple movement and more wearable size. Each of those watches has tonneau style cases (well, mostly). What endures over to the Chapter Three from the other two models is the use of rollers in the movement to indicate information. Rollers will apparently be a signature element of Maitres du Temps timepieces.
The busyness of a slide-rule bezel is only matched by that of a Richard Mille exposed watch dial. Together they are like watching a Tokyo street and subway system somehow intersect. Ironically based on the Richard Mille diver watch collection, the RM039 is meant purely to be used above the ground. In fact, if I may offer my advice, it probably isn't safe to fly without the E6-B flight instrument timepiece.
Carbon crystal (which again is Cartier's own name for diamond coated silicon) is used to produce the tourbillon bridge, pallet assembly parts, and escapement wheel. The escapement as a whole does not require any lubrication and is adjustment free (which was the main accomplishment of the ID One). So you can see that the technology has in a sense trickled down to obtainable watches. The first brand that I know of to promote its use of diamond-coated silicon is Ulysse Nardin - who basically purchased a company that makes it. Cartier is said to work with a company called Diamaze for its carbon crystal. I think they feel that silicon (silicium) parts are becoming too common, and for marketing purposes wanted to use another name - especially because from a visual perspective silicon parts are usually blue, and these are clear. Diamond coating of silicon is mainly done to add needed strength to the substrate silicon material.
The dial is a rather fresh design that still feels very much like a Romain Jerome in concept. I wasn't sure what to make of the dial at first because frankly - I wanted more DeLorean in there. At the same time I realized that RJ wanted to suggest the theme of the DeLorean in the watch design, not make it look like a DeLorean per se. The dial is in mostly brushed steel with black painted sections to suggest the seams of the car's body panels. On the rear of the watch is a caseback plate that features an engraving of the DeLorean DMC-12 car with the gull wing doors open.
Swan logo mark impression on the back of the case.
In fact, there are two names potentially missing from the dial of this watch - Maserati and Gerald Genta. The base watch is the Octo from the Gerald Genta collection. Until this point Bulgari was dual branding these watches, but in this case Bulgari gets the exclusive title glory. If you want to see the Gerald Genta name you'll need to check the rotor on the automatic movement. This particular Octo for Maserati watch is a prototype - which unfortunately has a too opaque blued sapphire crystal over the movement. The final versions will have crystals that are more transparent. Still blue with the Maserati trident, but still clear enough to offer a view to the caliber GG7800 automatic chronograph movement.
It is lightweight, yet does not feel cheap at all, the weight is perfect, the weight makes it a joy to wear on the wrist even though at 47mm (without the crown) it is by no means a small watch especially on my small-medium sized wrist.
Our lonely lass is standing on the same Eiffel Tower on the ladies' piece. In the background is the Notre Dame - complete with stained glass windows. The watches are meant to serve as perspectives from the man and woman in the story. The dials are gorgeous creations. Totally handmade with hours worth of engraving, painting, forming, and setting on each. One dial can take weeks or months to completely finish. The dials are mostly engraved gold, with enamel work, mother-of-pearl sculpting, and miniature painting.