Tudor watches

Tudor Hydronaut watches

The design is unassuming and appears much like a generational leap forward from the Livestrong-style rubber wristband. Fitting, since Nike actually co-developed the now ubiquitous wristband with the Lance Armstrong Foundation. With rubber wristbands getting so popular over the years not a single person commented on it or asked what it was. This is a definite positive mark for the FuelBand designers as it is intended to be worn all day, every day, and as such looks equally at home in the boardroom as it does in the local bar. This variant is bigger and tougher-looking but has a lot more going on inside than a typical rubber wristband. Should you light the FuelBand up, it will definitely attract your inner geek as well as those around you.

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Cartier Artistic Crafts & High Jewelry Watches For 2012 Watch Releases

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Tudor Submariner watches

That limited edition piece was the Ball for BMW Thermometer watch - with Ball's special mechanical thermometer in the piece. While that watch is not again covered in this article, this post has the full set of non-limited edition Ball for BMW timepieces. You'll see that they are spread in to "Classic, GMT, Chronograph, and Power Reserve" model families.

Through the rear of the case you can see the exposed movement through the sapphire crystal caseback. The balance wheel is smaller given how fast it moves. It is quite impressive to see it in action. 10 Hz is more than twice as fast as a standard 4 Hz mechanical movement, and twice as fast as a 5 Hz Zenith El Primero movement. How does all that relate to accuracy? To be honest I am not sure. Theoretically it should improve accuracy. By how much it is hard to say. Breguet doesn't publish those details, but I have a feeling that the 7727 should be at least appreciably more accurate than lower frequency movements. In the end, you aren't gonna get a watch like this for perfect timing, but rather for the technology and visuals.

Attend Madison Avenue Watch Week: April 28 – May 4, 2012

Attend Madison Avenue Watch Week: April 28 – May 4, 2012

Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Tourbillon Watch Watch Releases

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Breitling Avenger

Please note that the watches you see here aren't the final versions, but prototypes used to showoff the new movements. The final versions will have different dial designs and possibly other changes. Chopard wants to make it clear that this is sneak preview of a new range of movements and collection that will be debuted sometime closer to the Fall of 2012.

By the way, one of the other Boegli watches collections was titled the "Classic Rock." Much to my chagrin, actual classic rock was not what the watch played. So why name it that? Anyhow... The Grand Opera watch case is 47mm wide in steel, but is rose gold plated. I haven't heard of a lot of gold-plated watches lately. The case has a sapphire crystal and decent look to it. On the case is a crown connected to the watch movement at 9 o'clock, and a crown to wind the mainspring for the music box at 3 o'clock. The pusher to activate the music is at about 4 o'clock. One thing that this new Boegli watch does well is properly mix the dial between music and time functions. While small, the off-centered time display (with date) is still legible and prominent. A view to the drum and pins for the music player is located on the dial as well. The case of the watch is overall modeled after a watch movement with blued screws and some Geneva stripe polishing.

3. Wait until the giveaway is over on August 31, 2012 for the winner to be chosen at random.

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Longiness LA Grande Classique

People would get their first watch usually as a gift from their parents or relatives – more than likely when they were a kid. It would be something basic and cheap, and something they would inevitably break or grow out of. Then it was time for their next watch. The need for a watch and the importance of owning one was implanted in people at a young age in that world. Thenceforth people were watch wearers for life - most of the time. This was the status quo and all watch makers knew it. While luxury watches were just that, you knew that the entire population was going to need your product.

"Where am I?" I wondered as I checked out Roger Dubuis' SIHH 2012 booth. It feels like I am looking at a scene from the Borg mothership. Over the last few years the Swiss brand has changed its identity a few times, reinvented its watches, distanced itself from the man Roger Dubuis, re-hired the man Roger Dubuis, and overall had one of the most interesting and tumultuous modern histories of most any high-end watch brand out there.

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Replica Rolex Air King Watches

How is the Tank watch like a tank (doesn't that sound like something Lewis Carroll would write)? Hard to say for sure. Some say that the shape of the watch was said to look like a tank. Other people say that the watch is supposed to look like tank treads. Others say the shape is less important than the fact that it was a French way of honoring American tanks that helped secure victory in World War I. And still others argue whether or not the tank was designed to honor American or French tanks. It is a fascinating little mystery and one that I enjoy as it shows even huge brands like Cartier had humble beginnings (with equally humble record keeping departments).

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Playing with the watch is endlessly fun, and reading it with precision is quite possible. The dial of course is an interesting mesh work of mechanics. Harry Winston chose to go with an interesting and almost industrial style of finishing for the movement on the front of the watch. It almost looks like something in an Hublot watch, and offers a youthful and fresh look to the watch that is not stuffy in demeanor.

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Replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual Watches

The most basic version will be called the Ball for BMW Classic. It is 40mm wide in steel with a range of dial color options from silver to blue. You can also get the Classic with a metal bracelet or leather strap. Overall the Ball for BMW watches will have a few strap options including leather, crocodile, and textile. The Classic watch will have a Swiss ETA 2892 automatic movement inside of it and has the largest BMW logo on the dial out of the entire series.

Of all of the world's many thousands of hotels, very few ever become an icon for the city or country in which they are based. Consider Haiti's Hotel Oloffson, Dubai's Burj Khalifa (as seen in MI4: Ghost Protocol) or the Bellagio Hotel of Las Vegas. These are hotels that have become international set pieces and back drops that make up part of the visual mindscape that many people have for locations that they may have never visited. Some hotels are so longstanding that they can become a pillar for global tourism in their area. Singapore's premiere example of this is the Raffles Hotel, which will soon be celebrating its 125th anniversary and will mark the occasion with a series of specially engraved Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso watches.

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Panerai Luminor 1950 watches

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On the plus side, the non-limited version of the Hamilton Khaki Navy Pioneer will come with a few dial color choices and contain an automatic versus manually wound movement. I believe that inside the watch will be a Swiss ETA 2895 automatic with the date and subsidiary seconds dial. While I like the fact that the standard models have automatic movements, the limited edition piece is of course the most interesting. Though I feel that the masses will get a lot out of the standard pieces as they are quite attractive as well. While simple and vintage inspired, these Khaki Navy Pioneer watches are some of the nicest stuff to come from Hamilton in 2012 (which overall has a pretty strong new collection). Price for the limited edition model is ,945, and the non-limited model is priced at ,095.

Ernst Benz Chronolunar Officer Watch Review

Ernst Benz Chronolunar Officer Watch Review

In this week's gripping horological journey we talk about each wearing Graham watches - Ariel talks about the one he reviewed here - and John brings to the table the Graham he's been wearing all week. The correct pronunciation of the word, "Quixotic" is debated, along with Ariel's extra thumb as a topic other than watches that he can use to make new friends at parties.  The brand new Seiko Orange Monster watch range, Lang & Heyne watches with mammoth movements (literally) made in Dresden, and also the affordable Citizen Scuba Fin watches. Should we start making watches out of poachers? And, there is no silicon in Rolex watches.

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Replica Frank Muller Aetenrnitas Watches

The Timewriter II Chronographe Bi-Frequence 1000 will be a limited production watch - of just 36 pieces. The case is 47mm wide in 18k white gold. It might take a bit for the boys in Villeret to get it primed for commercial production. As I mentioned, the watch will be part of Montblanc's highest-end production of watches that are made in the Villeret facility. It is pretty darn cool and for the privilege to own this little number it will cost just a tad over 5,000.

RLH Event: Watch Lover Meetup In New York City May 2nd

RLH Event: Watch Lover Meetup In New York City May 2nd

The HKWCF is not about high-end watches as much as Baselworld or SIHH. There are a few sprinkled around, but the focus of the show is on "consumer-grade" watches meant for "everyone else." It actually seems to make more sense because sometimes at the large European shows I constantly think to myself "who is buying all of this stuff?" The engineering roots of watch making comes across so clear on the show floor. It isn't populated by artists and designers looking to convey their emotions on the world, but rather engineers and production people looking to produce 100,000 units here, and 100,000 units there for the ultimate benefit of their company. The lack of Europe's marketing bullshit is refreshing, but you quickly miss the shiny layers the Swiss and French so expertly place on their images. I can't decide whether I prefer Asia's factory approach or Europe's salon approach to this whole trade show concept. Both extremes are intense on the senses and walking around I look for comfortable mediums between the two.

Using medieval (and prior) Iceland history, JS Watch came up with an attractive design to engrave all over the 42mm wide steel case of the Frisland God piece. According to the brand they spent a lot of time looking at old Icelandic artifacts for inspiration. On one side of the case is space for an engraving in the ancient Höfðaletur font. It says "Iceland" by default, but JS Watch recommends that each customer order a custom engraving (such as their name) to be spelled out in Höfðaletur (no, I don't know how to pronounce that either) text.

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