A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Up/Down Watch Hands-On
The 756 is one of those watches that ticks every "sport watch" box but still manages to cost less than you might guess. The base Sinn 756 on a leather strap can be had for 00 USD. This new hunting version will be limited to 100 units and is being sold directly through a specialized website (found here, in German) for € 1,990.00 (70 USD). For a limited edition with a lovely green dial and two strap options, an increase of only 0 USD is quite reasonable. I think they should have given it a better name like "The Hunter", or the "Sinn 756 Hunter". Regardless of the name, the Sinn Paul Parey Hunting Watch is a cool and attractive limited edition variant to the standard Sinn 756.
First you have the fluted bezel. You can't be a watch person and deny that this element is borrowed from Rolex. The tips of the fluted spikes aren't quite as sharp as those on a Rolex, but the effect is there. Then there is the dial which is not exactly a direct copy, but is heavily inspired by the look of the Paul Newman Rolex Daytona watches. Rolex is among the brands the helped perfect the high-contrast chronograph watch dial - and still have them looking sexy. These Marvin Malton Cushion Chronograph models follow suit, and how about that little inner ring of red? Solid detail if you ask me.
The strap change system works really well. There is a pusher on the lugs that you press to release the strap. It clicks out and then clicks back in again. This system allows wearers to interchange Hublot straps which is likely to be a new and lucrative business for Hublot - as its watch owners can personally swap out straps as they like.
Standing in the narrow passage that is the inner-office of Central Watch, Kivel points out some of the machines and instruments used regularly by himself and the other watch makers. Modern and old equipment clutter the already cramped space. It is amazing what they are able to accomplish in the shop. In a sense, it is almost allegorically appropriate, as watch making itself is about doing a lot in a small space.
Linde Werdelin is a brand with a very focused energy. Their watches are technical, masculine, and all exhibit their unique perspective on modern watch design. Few of their watches better express their brand DNA than the very cool SpidoSpeed Chronograph, which was launched at BaselWorld in 2011. The SpidoSpeed represented the combination of both the SpidoLite case design and the LW03, an exclusive automatic chronograph movement made by the Swiss manufacturer Concepto. Linde Werdelin has now announced the newest member of the SpidoSpeed family, aptly named the SpidoSpeed Gold.