The Kupe's Voyage watch is part of a limited edition of just 10 watches - this is ultra exclusive, and you can be the proud owner just by entering. The watch is based on the base Magrette Regattare watch, but with the beautiful engraved bezel. What I love about Magrette watches is their use of Auckland area craftspeople to give the watch a special character not found in other brands. A great example is the hand engraved bezel. Follow the symbols to tell the mythic story of how Kupe discovered what would eventually be known as New Zealand - distinctly New Zealand experience that you won't find on any other watch. The special giveaway webpage is further designed very well, another testament to this boutique watch brand's attention to detail.
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The Hour Lounge is a serious enthusiast oriented forum dedicated almost wholly to Vacheron Constantin watches. If you ever have a questions about Vacheron Constantin watches, The Hour Lounge is the place to go. I've enjoying talking with their members on occasion who I can easily say know far more about Vacheron Constantin watches that I do. The forum moderator Alex Ghotbi, has recently posted an extensive photo essay on the history of the Vacheron Constantin sport watch - basically the Overseas. What is now the range of Overseas watch models started as a unique angular cased watch in the 1930s. You'll noticed the finely milled case looks incredibly modern, and you'll understand where the Overseas watch got its iconic looks. Over the 20th century the look of Vacheron Constantin watches slowly evolved, but retained mostly the same character.
The Romain Jerome Titanic DNA Tourbillon Steampunk Ala Grande will be part of a limited edition of just 9 pieces. Not sure how that measures out into the various different materials available for the watch. In addition to a rubber strap, a black crocodile one is available. Price will be well north of 0,000, maybe even north of 0,000. It is hard to gauge how optimistic Romain Jerome's CEO and lead designer Yvan Arpa is feeling. This is the watch steampunk watch to own this season, and priced for the independently wealthy mad scientist in us all, who rejects such fancy things such as electricity.
Inside the watch is Omega's automatic Co-Axial escapement caliber 3603 movement with a column wheel chronograph, and of course the GMT complication. Good thing there is a date in there as well, and I like that Omega placed the date on a black colored disc under a tapered window. The movement is also a COSC certified chronometer. Overall, these movements are typically help in high regard. Going back to the dial, it should be obvious that the markers and hands are covered in SuperLumiNova as luminant. I am not sure that I am sold on the "Teak Concept" dial pattern with the vertical lines. I'd have to sit and stare at the watch for a long time to decide how I felt about it. I am always a fan of dial texturing, but it needs to be done right. If you can't tell the dial is gray colored. Another trendy gray watch! Again, I really do like the chronograph subdials though - these are done quite well. The crown is large and the rectangular chronograph pushers look comfortable to use. The watch is robust, but not true diver. Good enough for underwater duty though with 150 meters of water resistance. The sapphire crystal is also double AR coated - while the rear of the watch has another sapphire crystal as a caseback exhibition window.
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Hello Kitty Fine Jewelry Watches for Women
4 Commentsby Molly McDermott
Hello Kitty Fine Jewelry Watches for Women
The stainless steel case of the Bulgari-Bulgari Moonphase measures 38mm, which is pretty impressive for a women's watch like this. It's elegant, yet makes such a passionate statement. The woman who wears this is strong, independent and worldly. Must be, to pull off a 38mm watch with such a presence. Had this been paired down to a smaller, simpler 30mm case, it would not have drawn such a response.
City Pules' data collected from the Green Watch will be available to anyone. You will be able to visit the interactive map located at la Montre Verte City Pulse here to see the most polluted areas in Paris (in French). You can also download the data on the website. The project literally just started in May, so it is brand new. I do think it is quite cool, and the watch looks like an eye on purpose. It is there to always "view" what is going on with the environment. Leave it to the French to build in the symbolism - I love it. Eventually the project will have thousands of people, hopefully all over the world who are using this type of cloud sourcing concept to battle the problem of having always up to date information on environmental conditions.
The Casio Dynamic Wave Ceptor watch is model number WVQ-620DBE-1AVER, with a few other similar models in the line. The large steel 45mm watch houses an solar powered quartz movement that is also atomic clock radio controlled (not applicable in all the place Bear travels, as this model only accepts signals from the UK and Germany). The dial itself shows the time, 24 hour hand, and included in the watch is a full perpetual calendar, chronograph, dual time zones, a daily alarm, hourly chimes (which I am sure you can turn off to prevent annoying people). In addition to these features, there are a number of utility features on the watch such as a bright lume, backlight, auto daylight savings time, and 100 meters of water resistance. Again, at under 0, this isn't going to be the rugged watch to end all rugged watches. It has a mineral crystal (not sapphire), and the ion plated (IP) black coating on the bezel will come off with enough wear.
One of your fellow readers recently purchased a watch that he was so passionate about, he spontaneously wrote a short review of it and I thought it was worth sharing with you. This is especially due to the good value of the watch, and that it is a relatively unknown US based watch company. The brand is Bernhardt watches that is based out of North Carolina. They have an impressive line of watches that use everything from quartz to mechanical movements of Swiss or Japanese origin. This specific model is near the top of their line. While it does have a conservative good look to it, it is anything but generic. While two different watches are pictured, the Globemaster model that my reader is referring to is the black diver's bezel version. This is a rare type of watch because it has a GMT hand complication, but a rotating diver's bezel instead of a 24 hour bezel (as seen on the other pictured model). It is important to note that movement inside is not your standard ETA GMT movement. Bernhardt took an ETA 2826 movement and modified it with a GMT complication. The standard ETA 2836 has a day and date complication, but that was removed to make for a GMT hand that jumps to each hour. Pretty clever.
Even these promo pics are hot. Her sultry stare, with the watch in the foreground... Like she's taking off, and the only thing keeping up with her is this watch. Her need for speed and performance are clear - for herself and for this watch - so I applaud Tissot for this design.
Taking a bit from Jager leCoultre, the crowns have a little window showing when they are locked down or not. This is intended to prevent you from diving with the crown unlocked (unscrewed). The strap is rubber, and available in black, blue, or red. This is unsurprising from a brand like Nautica, who is actually doing quite well making watches that aren't merely fashion timepiece accessories to go with their clothing line.
The watch case is about 53mm wide and 40mm tall, while being 16mm thick. The textured rubber strap is a massive 30mm thick. The watch case itself is black IP (ion plated), or satin finished steel, for the front and rear between a plastic section where the buttons are located. Most of the colored buttons (olive green in this instance) are plastic. The rubber strap is quite snugly attached to the case with the now popular hex screws to help add style. The Expedition WS4 is available in 6 fun colors, which is a nice option. Pictured is the all black model - which will no doubt be the major seller as it is the most neutral - but other color options are pretty nice looking (with yellow and orange being the loudest). You can almost think of these watches as being functional toys for adults - kids too, but around 0 might be a bit much for your 12 year old. While the strap is big and looks very tool-like, is comfortable and thin in depth. The buckle is thin and wide making it easy to strap on. Even on my less-than-giant hands, the instrument look of the watch is pretty neat looking. There are going to be a lot of people who are smitten by the accessible geek allure of this timepiece.
Really quick. Here is one of the coolest Sinn watches out there, and really rare at that. This is the 756 UTC Dialpal, which is the 757 UTCmodel without the rotating bezel. The Diapal name refers to a diamond palette system used instead of jewels between the gears. The system is so "slippery" that the movement needs no oil to lubricate these areas. The whole idea beyond just looking cool is to allow the watch to go much longer between servicing. This watch retails for over ,000 and is basically impossible to get in a lot of situations. The one pictured is available on eBay right now, as is at about 0 at the time of writing. Anything up to ,500 is going to be worth it for this amazing piece of watch technology.I discussed Sinn Diapal watches more here.
Aside from the major functions, there are lots of little functions included to enhance the user experience; chimes that can be turned on and off, a useful night mode for the Indiglo backlight, among lots of other features which are nice to have around. The best part is that the interface is friendly and relatively intuitive. If you recall, I praised the Casio Pathfinder watches for doing so much, but complained that you need to be well trained in learning how to use them all. Timex really put a lot of effort in the UI (user interface) design and it shows. The biggest effect of that work was the large informative display screen. A lot of good information is just a glance away - rather than having to cycle through display screens. The default screen gives you the time in two ways (digital and [digital] analog), the temperature, the weather estimate (an image for sun, clouds, rain), and a switchable area that indicates the date and month, altimeter reading, or barometric pressure. Having this information right there is really helpful and nice to have. Timex has some graphics (sort of orange colored) on the back of the crystal that attempt to visually separate the areas on the LCD screen or add visuals. These aren't exactly necessary, but don't distract too much (though I wouldn't mind if most of it wasn't there), and add to the techie look of the watch.