OK, so before you begin reading this I need you to start the above video of a choir rendition of "America the Beautiful." The video has some cheesy imagery of course, but interestingly sums up my swelling patriotic pride in America's first made (and designed) tourbillon movement. It is no surprise that this comes straight from Pennsylvania at RGM. The brand recently announced America's first made and designed watch movement (in a long time), and now its very first tourbillon. Hailing from Lancaster county, it is funny how this innovation in the American watch industry stems from a place where much of its population is living in the past. I am of course referring to the wealth of Amish that live out there.
For the more avant garde, there is the Marvin Malton 160 Regulator and the Big Date. the Regulator uses a Dubois-Depraz Calibre 14070 manually wound movement. It is really for people who are fascinated by regulator watches, and those looking for something different. It is probably the best choice for people looking for an easily accessible, entry level mechanical regulator watch.
The Tag Heuer Carrera Chronograph Calibre 1887 watch retails for about ,400. Maybe a bit pricey, but they will sell fast. The watch is really quite nice, and more than enough timepiece for most people. The movement works quite well, even if it isn't totally Tag Heuer in origin. You can get the watches now, but remember that in several months it will be face-lifted a bit.
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Titanium offers a new look and feel for Ananta. The weight of the watch is very light. Amazingly so actually. While the steel Ananta watches aren't exactly heavy given their size, the titanium case and bracelet feel like the steel model would if it was on the moon. Of course the color is a bit different and so is the finish on the case. Steel Seiko Ananta watches have Seiko's beloved "blade polishing." This high-grade polish doesn't exactly work the same on titanium, but at the same time, Seiko polished titanium very well. I recall when titanium was first used on watches how terrible the finish was. How far we have come with the metal. If you aren't holding the watch and feeling how light it is, you can tell the watch is titanium by its slightly grayer color as compared to steel.