Tudor style

Rolex watches

In fact, the Fifty Fathoms from Blancpain has such a long and storied history that if you're a diving watch enthusiast, the basic facts should be familiar to you. In 1953, French naval diving officers Captain Robert Maloubier and Lieutenant Claude Riffaud were charged with creating a new group of elite combat divers and needed a suitable watch that was up to the task. None of the diving watches of the time were suitable, and both went around to many different companies to find one that would develop a watch which would possess unheard of technical characteristics, suitable for the demanding use of the divers. Rejected by many watch companies, it wasn't until they met Jean-Jacques Fiechter, CEO of Blancpain and a passionate diver, that the watch was given the go-ahead to be developed.

Frederique Constant FC-710MC4H6 Classics Manufacture Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Read more ›

Rolex Air King watches

Breitling Chronomat 44 GMT Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

With the exception of a couple of very minor detracting points and one moderate personal issue regarding the strap, the Casio Protrek PRG550-1A1 is a win. It delivers on what it promises to do and does it better than almost anything else, all at a price point which makes it almost unbeatable. Its only major competition may come from Casio’s own company in the form of the Casio G-Shock models, but with the focus of the Casio Pro Trek line on exploration, adventure, and sport; I don’t anticipate there's too much cannibalizing from each other. From my stance of only owning and wearing mechanical watches to becoming a convert to Casios and their tough, solar powered watches, I definitely plan on wearing the Casio anytime I need a dependable bulletproof watch, whether that is in the wilderness, or relaxing on the beach.

Peter Roberts Concentrique Grand Complication 5 Watch Watch Releases
Peter Roberts' personal watch he built in 1972.
Read more ›

Rolex Date Explorer watches

Based out of Los Angeles, California, the Refined Hardware Watch Makers have set out to craft functionally and mechanically beautiful pieces for the modern man. This company’s exclusive made-to-order pieces and industrial designs are anything but traditional and this month marks the release of their launch edition piece, ‘The Harbinger’.

Vintage design elements include what Magrette calls a “brown vintage style dial” that is decorated with large faded yellow hour numerals and indices, as well as the words “Magrette” just under 12 o’clock and “Regattare” above 6 o’clock. The position of the words give the dial a nicely balanced look. To complete the vintage look, the Regattare Vintage has gold hands with ecru lume and a slightly domed sapphire crystal. Although sapphire is highly scratch resistant and thus more practical, I believe an acrylic crystal would enhance the vintage credentials and qualities of the watch.

We choose a few questions each week and publish them. Want to ask the aBlogtoWatch team a question? We want to hear from you »

How Big Is Ariel Adams’ Wrist?

Read more ›

Replica Hublot MP collection Watches

A little over a year ago, Ariel showed you the Edmond Pole Guardian watch which features a very cool and rather unique AM/PM 24 hour dial complication using three rotating discs to align 24 hour time with a conventional 12 hour handset (video here). For those of you who weren't game on the rubber strap seen in the review, Edmond is now offering the Pole Guardian with an optional bracelet and we think it nicely rounds out the design and makes for a more appealing overall package.

The Space Craft gets a lot of points for its aesthetics, its concept, and its execution. It is certainly cool. For sure cool, and not just because it is deliberately trying to be different or its 1970s theme. It is cool because it works together as a whole while still taking into consideration what watch lovers and design lovers are interested in. At first I was quite perplexed by the entire thing. Though, the shape and angularity of the design are elegant and very visually interesting. According to Romain Jerome it is a good timepiece to wear with jeans. What do you think?

Read more ›

Hublot Novelties

Vacheron Constantin Les Historiques Chronograph "Retro" Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Here in the aBlogtoWatch watch dungeon, we are currently putting the new for 2013 Clerc Hydroscaph H1 watch through our rigorous watch testing procedures. So a hands-on review of the H1 will come in due time, but until then we'd like to share the news about this new three-hand version of the Clerc Hydroscaph, which is the H1.

It all starts with the in-house made IWC Calibre 89802 automatic movement, which is a slight revision on the existing IWC Calibre 89800 that is found in the IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month ref. 3761 (IW376107) watch. Despite sharing movements and most of the same name, these two models are very different. The Da Vinci collection sports a sort of angular tonneau-shaped case in a more traditional 18k rose gold material. This Ingenieur piece keys into the brand's new focus on motorsports in terms of design and case material, and what IWC has done with the dial is really fun.

Read more ›

Replica Omega Marine Watches

Part of the Master of G Collection, the all-new Rangeman is a tactical timepiece designed specifically for field use by military personnel, first responders, and expeditioners. The Rangeman features a 200M water resistant case, digital compass, altimeter, multi-band Atomic Timekeeping, and Casio’s Tough Solar Power system. It will be available in both black and army green. 0

Ulysse Nardin has recently produced a beautiful corporate movie displaying the people and methods behind the production of watches at their facilities in Switzerland. We've broken down those movies into several parts which will be posted weekly for you to watch. Please enjoy part 5 of the series on how Ulysse Nardin makes watches.

Read more ›

Replica Frank Muller Aetenrnitas

See the Girard-Perregaux 1966 41mm watch auction for UKRO here on CharityBuzz.com here.

Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph 5980/1A White Dial Watch Hands-On

Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph 5980/1A White Dial Watch Hands-On

The list price on the Christopher Ward C900 is £2,450, or £2,041 non-EC without the VAT. For that you get a Swiss-made mono pusher, personally assembled by Johannes Jahnke. In other words, it's a screaming deal indeed. I'd surely love to open that box on Christmas!

We choose a few questions each week and publish them. Want to ask the aBlogtoWatch team a question? We want to hear from you »

Bovet Pininfarina OttantaTre Tourbillon Watch Hands-On

Bovet Pininfarina OttantaTre Tourbillon Watch Hands-On
Read more ›

Rolex Sea Dweller

The main reason for Seiko to update the SKX Monsters (which are still quite popular) was to include a new movement as the caliber 7S26 had grown a little old and many owners wanted hacking (where the second hand stops when the crown is pulled out) and hand winding (rather than just automatic winding). The new SRP range is powered by the Seiko caliber 4R36 which is a step up from the 7S26, featuring both hacking and hand winding, while still retaining the day and date display of the 7S26. The 4R36 is a 24 jewel movement which runs at 21,600 vph with a power reserve of 41 hours.

The movement itself is 100% assembled by machines, so no hand polishing here, only big robots in clean rooms will ever touch your watch during production. The components are welded together to form an assembly centered around a single screw, and the advanced design of the escapement does away with the need for a regulator . The rate in fact is set in the manufacturing process by a laser, which means manual adjustments are totally unnecessary. Top it all off with a 90-hour power reserve and it all forms a very nice list of ingredients for us watch nerds to marvel at.

As a designer watch the Corsa is very interesting and represents the theme of the newer CT Scuderia brand rather well. It certainly isn't a watch for everyone, but the right people will be drawn to its stopwatch/motorsports aesthetic and personality. Even though it has a Swiss movement, the watch is quartz based and priced a bit on the higher-end in my opinion. Having said that, the detailing and construction of the watch is of a high-quality. I supposed we aren't used to quartz watches with prices over ,000. The entire CT Scuderia watch range goes from about 5 - ,395, with this specific ref. CT20100 Corsa model being priced at ,295.

What It’s Like To Be A Watch Blogger After 2,500 Posts

What It’s Like To Be A Watch Blogger After 2,500 Posts
Read more ›

Replica Longiness Conquest Watches

The result of working with the World Boxing Council ("WBC" - just one of the major entities associated with boxing) was the production of 24 watches and a charity auction gala to raise money for boxers. Not just any boxers, but retired champion boxers who for whatever reason either financially or physically cannot not take care of themselves. They call it a pension fund, and in a sense that is what it is.

L2 members (likely meaning their "clients") have access to the full report, which I would rather like to see. The report seems to do two things. It first measures the "Digital IQ" of the 47 watch and jewelry brands included in the research. Next, it offers predictions and advice on digital commerce and marketing best practices as well as quantifiable predictions for the future. It is quite professional and I appreciate the candidness of its tone.

For my money, Christophe Claret is the guy I would hire to run a movement design department of a watch company. In fact, for much of his career in watches, that was what he was doing. What I like about Christophe, and even more so respect, is that he "gets" what mechanical watchmaking really is in today's world. Some watchmakers present themselves as religious zealots - keeping the faith alive by preserving the honor and tradition of traditional watchmaking. Claret has advanced beyond that. Like a kid, he knows that mechanical watches are toys for the rich - of all ages. And there are different types of mechanical watches for different levels of "rich."

Read more ›