Orthodox elegant IWC Replica pilot watch series

The in-house made Caliber 876SQ starts with a long power reserve of eight days between two mainspring barrels and contains a relatively efficient 260 parts. It also operates at a modern frequency of 28,800 (4Hz). We mention this because in our opinion most mechanical movements today should operate at 4Hz or more. Many try to get away with a lower frequency and in some instances that is OK. Having a specialized or intentionally "vintage" movement can make a slower frequency make sense. Having said that, 4Hz is the frequency you get out of standard ETA movements, and luxury watchmakers should always strive to offer this rate or faster, which tends to equate to movements that are more accurate over time. Brands like Jaeger-LeCoultre understand this as do others, but I still feel that it needs to become more of a priority a high-end maisons who keep telling us how innovative and advanced they are.

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Cartier Calibre Diver Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Case: stainless steel, diameter 44.6 mm, cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides, case back see-through sapphire, water-resistant to 30 m

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Of course, how could we forget the tourbillon? Unlike other manufacturers, the tourbillon in this watch is angled at 25 degrees and completes a revolution every 24 seconds - pretty fast for a tourbillon. In addition, we like that the tourbillon seems to be floating, and this is achieved by using synthetic transparent sapphire bridges. The dial is simply mesmerizing and brimming with artistry and fine craftsmanship.

Small windows on each side of the case offer a view of the orbs, and the earth orb can be much more fully seen as it has a third expansive view through the case back of the watch. The case is 43.50mm wide and 53mm tall. That is a nice hefty size for a tonneau-shaped watch so it will wear with a sense of boldness for sure. As you will learn more about below, the watch is available in steel and 18k pink, yellow, or white gold. I really appreciate that despite the shape of the case, the dial is round and highly legible. You don't see this combination too often. It sort of offers a best of both worlds. Further, unlike the GMT-3, the dial of the watch is very clean and legible, only being interrupted but the relatively un-obstructive big date window located between 1 and 2 o'clock.

For 2014 one of the major new watch releases from TAG Heuer was this new version of the Carrera they call the Carrera CH 80. The name perhaps does not allow most people to fully appreciate the nature of this rather fantastic model that celebrates both why people loved the original Carrera models as well as the technology TAG Heuer is known for today.

3.We pick a movement. The dial will dictate whether it’s a Waltham, Elgin or other manufacturer.

Enter the steampunk movement. While many people can brush off steampunk as another element of pop culture's fascination with mash-ups (vintage plus scifi) the steampunk movement is really about celebrating people's love of portable gadgetry - and the display thereof. This is why so many steampunk aesthetic mix fashion elements with items like goggles, gears, and other gadgets. This brings me back to the luxury watch, an item whose contemporary popularity extends so far beyond their mere ability to indicate the time. I would argue that it is the other complications or promises of durability the hold the attention of collectors and luxury consumers.

The original Deepsea Challenge was a never-commercially-produced watch that was a super-sized version of the current generation Rolex Deepsea with its 3,900 meter water resistance rating. This was the watch James Cameron wore on his own wrist inside of the Deepsea Challenge submersible during his almost 7 hour long dive. As you can see on the chart above, the already substantially sized Deepsea with its 44 millimeter diameter and 17.7 mm thickness looks extremely small when compared to the monstrous Deepsea Challenge and its 51.4 millimeter wide and 28.5 thick case, designed to withstand a crippling 13.6 tons per square inch of pressure.

In addition to the Marinemaster Vintage being a "retro-redo," it is part of Fortis' 100th anniversary collection as the brand turned 100 years old in 2012. That little fact is indicated on the rear of the watch. An interesting tidbit of information for collectors. In total, 1000 pieces of the Marinemaster Vintage (ref. 800.20.80 L.01, aka 800.20.80 L) will be produced. That is 500 pieces in orange and 500 pieces in blue. Price is ,600. fortis-watches.com

IWC Limited Edition Pilot Watches Celebrate “The Little Prince” Birthday

IWC Limited Edition Pilot Watches Celebrate “The Little Prince” Birthday

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Rob S. from Murrieta, California USA asks:

Speidel began manufacturing ID bracelets in 1951 during the Korean War – the first product was the Photo Ident (shown on the right) – a combination bracelet with a photo and expandable wristband, which was advertised on television and became an immediate success. The ID was worn by members of our armed forces as a way to keep their loved ones back in the States close at hand and in their thoughts as they defended our nation.

-       Frequency: 2 Hz (14,400 Vib/h)

Musician John Mayer has been very vocal about his passion for collecting watches. Not only has he shared with (and perhaps confused) many of his fans when post images the high-end timepieces from his collection via social media, but he has also participated with the watch industry and news media as a sort of celebrity watch expert. Now John Mayer is suing Robert Maron, a former friend and trusted colleague over what he claims is fraud and the repeated sale of counterfeit vintage Rolex timepieces.

PSM: During my period in London's Piccadilly when I developed a restoration workshop for antique and vintage pocket and wrist watches.

Like the original, the new release has anti-magnetic properties, providing protection up to 600 gauss. While it is unlikely that many of these will see the kind of serious field use that the originals did, it is nice to know that JLC didn’t cut any corners when designing it. In fact, in-house at the brand there was controversy over the re-release of the watch (as there always is when it comes to what models they ought to re-release). We are told that the debate within JLC was intense, and pushed through by those members of their inner team that passionately felt the return of the Geophysic collection would add a welcome character to the overall product line even beyond these initial limited edition models.

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Enter the steampunk movement. While many people can brush off steampunk as another element of pop culture's fascination with mash-ups (vintage plus scifi) the steampunk movement is really about celebrating people's love of portable gadgetry - and the display thereof. This is why so many steampunk aesthetic mix fashion elements with items like goggles, gears, and other gadgets. This brings me back to the luxury watch, an item whose contemporary popularity extends so far beyond their mere ability to indicate the time. I would argue that it is the other complications or promises of durability the hold the attention of collectors and luxury consumers.

For 2014, the Royal Oak Concept watch by Audemars Piguet makes a return. Originally released in 2002, the Royal Oak Concept was penned as an ultra-modern version of the Royal Oak on the 30th Anniversary of the famed Gerald Genta-designed luxury sport watch. aBlogtoWatch covered the last version of the Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon in 2011 here. The 2014 version is more "summery" than any of the previous models, featuring a titanium case and light white ceramic (for the bezel, crown, pusher, and hourglass-shaped structure on the movement). Inside the watch is the revised original movement with the new Audemars Piguet caliber 2930. The case is 44mm wide but wears quite large due to the large lug structures.

The Egard Black Shade uses a 43mm case to house a skeletonized automatic movement. The watch is beautifully coated with sapphire crystal on both top and bottom to display the heart of the mechanism. With dominating black surfaces on the watch, the timepiece has a mysterious, almost sinister, feel. Egard utilizes a Japanese made movement from Miyota that looks beautiful skeletonized against the black watch face. I enjoy watching the escape wheel and balance wheel tirelessly working away through the layered front window of the face.

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The first step was ensuring the newly designed system has a mechanism to prevent the detent from "turning over." The in-house made Caliber DTC07 has an anti-pivot cam that puts the escapement between two sapphire crystal bridges which allows for shock absorption. There is also a "flexible thrust bearing" that is fitted on the wheel and connected to the balance to absorb shock. Further, the watch also has a constant force escapement.

Smartwatches have been around for decades, especially if we include the earliest Pulsar calculator and Casio Databank watches. The Casio Databank has a calculator, appointments, contact name, address and phone numbers. It’s almost a proto-PDA. Then we actually got wrist PDAs that ran PalmOS from Fossil. Microsoft and Fossil made the SPOT watches, Sony Ericsson made watches that had Bluetooth in them, yet none of these has enjoyed widespread adoption. Why is now different? What’s changed in the approach?

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JW: The complexity and beauty in all details of this watch. So many hands giving 25 time indications! It was, and it is still unbelievable what the watchmakers of the early 1900’s were able to do with so few machines and of course no computers!