We will wait until more news is available in regard to Jeanrichard's official relationship with Dan Spitz. The limited edition watch will probably be announced in the fall time of 2014. The watch will be based on the Jeanrichard Aeroscope chronograph, that is 44mm wide and contains a base Sellita SW300 movement with a Dubois-Depraz chronograph module. Our anticipated price for the limited edition Dan Spitz watch will be about ,500. jeanrichard.com
What you should be looking for is value for your money. You want to get a lot for your money, and if you aren't familiar with what to expect then again we recommend our watch buying guides that specifically cover the topic of what features to look for in watches of various price points. Nice watches are expensive. If you want a decent mechanical Swiss watch it is going to cost you about 0 on the very lowest-end. You should expect to spend ,000 - ,000 for most "entry-level mechanical Swiss watches, and mid-range mechanical Swiss watches can go from ,000 - ,000 (or a bit more) these days. The sky is really the limit from there.
For many years, since I was a teenager, when strolling at malls, I've always make a point of stopping by the watches section of jewelries in order to admire fine timepieces. Over time, I've come to know the characteristic style of a handful of brands and track some fads as they came and went. All along, I just considered myself a watch aficionado much like car aficionados, who admire certain cars from afar, either because they cannot afford them or have other priorities, but never really meaning to buy the objects of their affection.
What you see are the two versions of the very first Rolex Oyster watch, in other words, the world's first water-resistant timepiece. It was proven on the wrist of a swimmer, and when it was released in 1926 it was a rather big deal. The origin of the Oyster name is rather straightforward, borrowed from the sea-dwelling mollusk of the same name, and has been a hallmark of Rolex ever since. In fact, all Rolex watches produced today are technically in the Rolex Oyster collection (except the less common Cellini Prince models), sharing the first Rolex Oyster watch's focus on durability and water resistance.
Available in a few styles, on a strap or a bracelet, this version of the Bulova Precisionist Wilton Chronograph is the ref. 97B122. That means it has a rose-gold toned steel case, black dial, and black leather strap. In fact, this is the dressiest version of the Wilton Chronograph, which can actually look a lot more sporty in the ref. 96B183 model that has a steel case and bracelet, along with a silver-toned dial matched with black hour indicators and numerals.
For this particular version of the Monaco V4, TAG Heuer has opted to once again go with a titanium case. The TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Tourbillon uses a square case slightly larger than the original, at 41mm wide. I believe that the original Monaco V4 came in a 39mm wide case. Personally, I love the shape of this case, and the black-coated titanium with its glossy finish makes it look like an Imperial ship out of Star Wars, or something that Darth Vader would wear.
The flange ring had a gentle curve that was titanium against the black dial. It created a great frame for the dial, and gave the watch great dimensional qualities. The "flange ring" is the ring where the dial meets the case of the watch. And, the final detail that sealed the deal, were the two offset crowns. I have a watch with crowns at 2 o'clock and at 4 o'clock and find them very appealing, because they are uncommon, instead of having the usual 3 o'clock placement. The crown at 2 o'clock sets the watch, and the crown at 4 o'clock is the manual helium valve. I am not a diver, but it was an authentic feature that any serious divers watch needs to have. more »
Sport watches are often put into a few key categories that include dive-style watch, aviation (pilot) watches, racing chronograph watches, and more. Though, the listed styles are going to be the most popular genres of sport watch. Sport watches are also pretty versatile. Depending upon the watch, they can be dressed up or down. The most versatile models tend to have vintage-style or traditional designs. Perhaps the best example is the Rolex Submariner. Originally a stalwart diving watch, it has transcended that role and can today be just as easily worn with a suit and tie. We prefer a nice mechanical sports watch, but strictly speaking, if you want something durable that will last for years, and with lots of features, your best bet is a Casio G-Shock or ProTrek. They aren't in the "fine watch" category, but it shouldn't be a headache to get one if you just want a good camping or hiking watch.
We are proud to be the first to announce a new collection of LEGO brand watches for adults. That's right, LEGO, which has had a large collection of kids watches for years, will soon launch a comprehensive collection of timepieces for men and women in November 2013. These are among the very few plastic watches we would wear. What is fun is that despite being sized (and styled) for adults (at least adults in terms of age), the LEGO watches for adults have as many fully swappable parts as the kids versions have.
For those familiar with what Richard Mille does it should come as no surprise that this 2014 novelty although cares not to offer a truly useful complication, it packs some unique and - perhaps - excessively over-engineered features that indicate just what the watch making industry can achieve when it comes to miniaturization, durability and pushing the boundaries of not merely what can be made, but what can be sold. And sold not once, but 30 times over, as the RM 36-01 Sebastien Loeb limited edition consists of thirty numbered pieces, priced at 5,000 each. richardmille.com
OK, so let's step back a bit. The future of the Mille Miglia collection is a bit unclear in terms of product direction. Will they go up in price with all in-house made Chopard movements or will they remain a more affordable option next to higher-end Classic Racing timepieces? Most all chronograph versions of the Mille Miglia contain decorated versions of the Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750 (often Chronometer certified which is the case here in this watch of course). With ETA lowering its supply to non-Swatch Group brands it isn't clear whether or not Chopard will have as much access to ETA movements or if they will move to another supplier. A good way around that is to produce their own movements... which they are doing. But typically that means price increases.
Second question is how much protection is actually needed for everyday life? Omega offers up to 15,000 Gauss protection. I experienced what a magnet of this size can do and what it looks like. It seems VERY unlikely that one encounters this in daily life and those who do are probably wise enough to take of their watches before coming close to the magnet.
Measuring 41 mm wide and 14.5 mm thick, the new 144 St S Jubilee retains the accessible sizing of the original model and includes an anti-reflective sapphire crystal in the front and a sapphire display case back. Sinn's Ar dehumidifying system is also included and protects the watch from fogging should moisture somehow enter the case (you can see the insert in the left side of the case below).
- Chanel J12 Chromatic Automatic 41mm: titanium ceramic, for ,600.00. This was the closest, and would have been an excellent choice, save that I did not want "titanium ceramic" at this time. I am not being difficult, but I did set goals, and a ceramic watch was not one of them (this time!). Click here to see Paul Hubbard's review of the Chanel J12 Chromatic, that I completely agree with.
Right now, the largest size available for a men's Constellation watch is 38mm wide. I have a feeling that will change next year as the sizes get larger for the Western market. Personally I think the Omega Constellation needs to be at least 40mm wide (up to maybe 42mm wide) for the US market. What I have for review is the steel Omega Constellation Co-Axial Day-Date 38mm watch ref. 22.214.171.124.01.001 and the 18k Sedna gold Omega Constellation Co-Axial 38mm ref. 126.96.36.199.02.001.
Additional Casio G-Shock models and colors using the new 3D Camo Print will be available in Japan and perhaps other parts of the world, but these two models are going to be available in North America for the democratic price of 0. g-shock.com
So how much smaller is the LM101 compared to the LM1 or LM2? The previous models arrived in 44mm wide cases, while the LM101 is just 40mm wide. That is easily the smallest MB&F watch ever made, and it is difficult to consider that MB&F produced it without pressure from clients who wanted something smaller in size. While we felt that the Legacy Machine 1 was a wonderful daily wear for most wrist sizes, if your wrists are on the smaller side then the LM101 might be a better bet.
Eventually, we all had to return to work. I left John and Aurel to mingle with clients and I headed home. Oh, the watch? It’s off my wrist and safely tucked away, waiting for the enthusiast lucky enough to make it his own. So, if you find yourself in New York, I suggest you make it a point to visit Christie’s and see whatever is on display. Whether it is for auction or private sale, I can promise that you will be pleased by the warm welcome, and surprised by how much you will learn. christies.com
ABTW: Have you had a chance to add this to your collection? Or is it still an elusive grail?
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When you hear the name Bell & Ross, if you're like me, you have a particular mental picture that comes to mind - a square case that calls to mind the very aviation instruments they're intended to reference. For 2014, Bell & Ross is introducing a new model to their Aviation collection that relies not just on the shape, but also the color scheme, to establish the airplane roots.