My First Grail Watch: Giles Ellis Of Schofield Watches
Gauss is a unit of magnetic induction. As a unit of measure, it's been formally superseded by the Tesla as a unit. The ampere, or amp, describes the electromagnetic field in this context. Normally, amps are a measurement of electrical current.
JLC has set a standard for heritage-inspired timepieces; not by simply copying their historical models, but by modernizing them intelligently and creatively while staying true to the original concept. Pieces such as the Tribute to Polaris, Deep Sea Alarm, and 1931 Reverso are simply masterworks of modern design, and have without question become modern classics in their own right. The fact that each of these pieces would look right at home in a watch box full of timepieces from the mid 20th Century isn’t the only plus. Jaeger-LeCoultre has gone to great lengths to ensure that their modern heritage collections are practical reflections of current wristwatch design and manufacture, utilizing high-end materials and movements, without over-complicating the final product. In other words, they are the perfect combination of practical, svelte design and modern technology–at least that is one man's opinion.
Voutilainen Decimal Minute Repeater GMT Watch Hands-On
Ariel Adams (AA): My name is Ariel Adams, and you may have heard of me. I am the founder of aBlogtoWatch and discuss watches in publications all over the world.
Normal mechanical watches are somewhat anti-magnetic, but not much. They can resist up to maybe 90 Gauss. Traditional anti-magnetic watches contain an iron shield around the movement to protect against magnetic fields. These protect up to about 1,000 Gauss, which is pretty good, but does prevent a watch that offers a view of the movement. It is unclear when or how most people would come into contact with stronger magnetic fields unless they worked around an MRI machine or in some type of aviation or industrial capacity, but it could happen. In any event, Omega sought out to beat all records by producing a watch movement capable of withstanding up to about 15,000 Gauss, and offering a display caseback to view the movement.
Case: Stainless steel, diameter 44 mm, cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides, see-through sapphire case back, water-resistant to 30 m
Over the years, the Lange 1 has grown to be the iconic design and product family for the modern A. Lange & Söhne. No surprise then that – like any other intelligent brand out there – they try to be as careful as possible when it comes to enhancing or modifying such an important collection. The famous Lange 1 design is dominated by the off-centre dial and the “outsize” date window, and could not be what it is without its subtle, yet sublime triangular layout – to discover the shape just connect the middle of the date window and the centre of all hands. This perfectly balanced layout is very difficult to modify without upsetting its trademark simplicity. And although they sure have taken their time at Lange, they finally managed to integrate the moon phase display into this design in a new and more seamless way. The way I feel it always should have been.
Rounding out the list of crises are not one, but two major downturns actually. Both stemming from the middle of the 1970s. At the time, in 1974 to be exact, the industry was at its best, producing about 84 million watches a year! Clearly, the oil- and quartz- crises could not have come at a worse time or be any more painful of a hit for the Swiss. In a nutshell, the primary issue was with relative value as, Swiss watches became horrendously expensive as a cumulative result of these two crises... more »
Cartier Calibre Diver Watch
JM: Yes. By the early 2000s, I considered buying the Reverso, but Jaeger discontinued the color I was fond of, which was rose gold with a black face. After that time, the Reverso went on steroid and it doubled in size, becoming a travesty of the original design intent. Maybe at some point I will return to it, that first love.
Under an AR coated sapphire crystal, the dial comes in three colors. I opted for the black, but it is also available in navy blue and a killer olive drab (with matching nylon straps to boot). Now, we dive a bit deeper into the dial. Tsikolia has done a truly magnificent job matching the appearance of the actual P-47 control panel clock, a Waltham 8 Days. The fonts are a dead match, as well as the sword-style hands. All are generously adorned with Superluminova; I can basically read a book by this beast at night.
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Say hello to Clerc's first three-hand version of their popular Hydroscaph dive watch collection. Called the Hydroscaph H1, this watch is meant to be an entry-level priced way of getting into the independent watch brand who has lured a lot of watch lovers with their quality designs and impressively bold colors. Like many new watches in the Hydroscaph collection, the H1 is offered in a whole range of color styles. The one we had for review had a deep metallic blue dial accented with a lime green hand. In addition to our normal hands-on review video of the Clerc Hydroscaph H1, look for a second video showing some of the other versions of this attractive watch.
Aaron Becsei of Bexei watches is a fellow Hungarian and the only watchmaker in this tiny Central-European country who builds watches from scratch to finish. That already puts him in a rather unique position, but what makes him and his work really interesting from our point of view is that he actually makes some of the finest high-end watches, crafted to a level of quality that is on par with any large manufacture or famed independent. And if you think my patriotism is taking over my ability to judge in a non-partial way, then I urge you to read on, as we find out how one man can make some of the finest watches all by himself, one at a time, at a pace of less than half a dozen a year.
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The watch industry is at a point where tributes or collaborations while certainly can be, are really truly not recommended to be treated negligently. Consumers of any and all price segments expect more than a fancy box or some script on the case back; gone are the times when a more important anniversary could be ticked from the list with a pale effort in creating yet another limited edition. To lend some festive flair to the Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11, Omega designed and equipped this piece in a way that corresponds to its 45-year old space-age heritage.