This watch is pure imagination on your wrist. It is over the top in so many ways, and I completely appreciate it. Something in me says that this watch belongs at Disneyland, only it is real, and the fantasy is not in what it represents (we have been to the moon), but what it alludes to, which is a future of space travel.
The strong hands are laser cut so they look really sharp and precise. The best part is that they are long enough in the case, and allow for a very high level of legibility. This is really a problem with many watches, but not for Linde Werdelin who has thankfully addressed this issue in their watches. The watch dial is specifically designed to be read in many conditions such as low visibility or low light. Double-sided anti-reflective coating is applied to the sapphire crystal. This is basically a requirement for any highly legible watch as it more or less eliminates glare. I can easily say that this is among the most comfortable watches to read that I've worn. The seconds hand is tipped in a darker color which interestingly enough keeps it from being distracting and helps to emphasize the hour hand. Colors are applied in lacquer, which is unique, and works to Linde Werdelin's benefit. Really well done, and I like the attention to detail. On the watch you'll find a uni-directional rotating bezel. It is another precision cut piece of the case, and Linde Werdelin got it right. Clicking 60 times around the dial, it moves with assured confidence and a refined sounding click with each notch. It is a perfect mix between being easy enough to turn without being easy to move out of position. In addition to the numbered indexes on the bezel, it also has lots of applied luminant for easy darker condition viewing.
This is also a high luxury diving watch, with an in-house made and manufactured automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 956 movement. The case is 44m wide in high grade titanium, and best of all is that the black bezel is ceramic with a steel frame. Ceramic really doesn't scratch, so that is a good thing. The watch comes with an array of strap options including, fabric, rubber, articulated (with links) rubber, titanium bracelet, or vintage leather (hope that is just a marketing term). You'll notice the signature Master Compressor style crowns with their locking system. Basically, the metal part locks the crown when it is turned in one position, and you turn it to free the crown. The crown itself has a rubber coating for style and each of use with gloves. Water resistance has been increased to 1000 meters, cause that matters right?
Note that the images of the Pip-Boy 3000 replicas above are of unfinished pre-production models, so the actual Pip-Boy 3000 replicas will undoubtedly be really nice. Actually, Bethesda wanted the included Pip-Boy 3000 model to function with the game, providing a special information display, but the logistics with that got way to complex. Leave it to game developers to be extremely optimistic and zealous about items like this. I am pretty happy with what you will be able to get.
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I think about the placement of this watch in the market. You don't need to make "the world's smallest tourbillon" in a man's watch, as that sort of defeats the idea of today's men's watch which are large. Franck Muller still wanted to embody its new feat in a watch, so really the only option was a woman's watch, were small size is a virtue. It will be the rare, but not non-existent woman, who will really appreciate the difficult complexity involved in creating such a small tourbillon. Really just looking at the magenta hued pink all over the dial and strap makes you think of femininity and simplicity, not stark complexity. So this watch is a bit of a contradiction, but still looks quite nice. The right wrist will wear it on special occasions and appreciate the view fo the heart shaped bridge spinning to indicate the seconds. There really isn't that much more to it. Start saving up.
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The entire model can open but by a little click-lock so that you can fit your wrist in it. This is really cool, but it doesn't fit all that well unless you have that perfect combo of stocky, yet long arms. I'd suggest stuffing it with some soft material, maybe foam if you really want to use this as an everyday being. The three little buttons underneath the clock are used to adjust the time, and light up red when pressed. A nice touch. On the upper left hand corner the Pipboy 3000 has a player radiation meter. On the model, the radiation meter has been replaced by a working compass. I guess it wasn't that simple to insert a Geiger counter.