Balance: Free sprung balance with regulating screws
Balance frequency: 18,000 vph/2.5 Hz
Balance diameter: 15mm
Power reserve: 40 hrs
Number of jewels: 18
Number of components: 209
Chatons: 18k gold
Gear train: Highly-modified gear train from a Record 302 calibre
Finishing: Main plate and bridges in rhodium-plated brass, ratchet wheel hand-engraved 'Eva Leube'
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Jorg Gray JG3700 Watches
The Rolex Submariner is not only one of the most versatile watches designs in history, it is also one of the most commonly "homaged." Not everyone can afford or find their perfect Submariner, and sometimes others want to creatively build upon, or alter what Rolex made famous. It is hard not to look at any Sub-homage watch and think about whether the brand making it is attempting to ride on Rolex's popularity, or merely respect it through duplication.
One technique that Piaget is of the last to continue is hand-soldering bracelets together. Certain types of classic looking bracelets are actually soldered together, and to the case - offering seamless designs that aren't made much anymore. Piaget has specially trained craftspeople to perform this "watch welding."
This here is the Edmond Pole Guardian watch. When I first learned about it I was taken by the innovative dial, and then I started to ask myself what the name meant. It sort of sounds like a car racing term - like "pole position" - but I don't think that is it. Perhaps it is in honor of a flag pole that needs protection? Not likely. In fact the name has to do with protecting the Earth's poles. How it protects our planet's poles, I am not sure, but it is certainly a nice gesture.
The watch case is in 18k gold (rose, white, etc...) and 48mm wide. It isn't super exciting by my standard but OK. On the back of the watch is a replica engraving of a coin that Cyrus owns that is 2,500 years old. Not sure what this means, but it does somehow subliminally remind you that the watch is expensive. Worth its weight in gold? Probably more.
• 18-carat pink gold
• Diameter: 42 mm
• Thickness: 14.1 mm (including the sapphire crystal)
• Polished and satin-brushed finish
On the dial side things are more simple. Classic by definition, there is a more designed edge to the Altiplano collection. Sort of like what would happen if a staunch Bauhaus style designer went to live in Paris and then Tokyo for a while. This is a minimalist watch in a fine tuxedo. The dial is three stepped with a lowered middle section and done with a matte silvered finish. Hands and hour markers are needle thin batons. The subsidiary seconds dial is a further step lower, off-centered, and contrasts the simple hour makers with Arabic numerals. The only thing I don't like about the watch is that I feel as though the hour and minute hands should have been longer.
I don't know if there is a definitive list of all the movies and shows Hamilton has been involved with, but there is a rather extensive list of many of them on Hamilton's website right here. Most of those are from the last 20 years, but it is a good list to look at because it indicates the movie, the actor, and the watch. For more images and info there are fan sites out there with more details - though nothing super comprehensive.
Rolex is hinting here that the Daytona line will see some changes in the coming years. I don't think they will discontinue the 40mm wide model, but I expect a new, larger Daytona with a new movement to come from the house of Rolex soon.
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Item #30, is an Omega Blue Seamaster chronograph from 1972 (Ref. ST 176.004). This piece is from the heart of the funky era of cushion shaped cases and funky 60s and 70s diver's watches. The estimate is USD ,300 - ,700. This is a relatively rare model and collectible, more than just a nice vintage piece. Recent examples have gone for more than the high-end of this range elsewhere. I expect this watch to easily hit ,500+, maybe a lot more. My only concern is that with 600+ items in the auction, some things might get lost in the shuffle as bidders get weary.
Yup, this watch is called the "50s President's Watch." While that sounds a bit funny, let me explain. In 1953 Vulcain gave a Cricket Alarm watch to President Harry Truman. Since then they have given watches to all the US Presidents (yea, I know the issues about gifting things to the president, but there is some way around it... sorta). In honor of this tradition Vulcain created the 50s President's Watch, which has a retro design hearkening back to the originals.
- Polished white gold/bead-blasted black PVD-coated grade 5 titanium
- Polished rose gold/bead-blasted black PVD-coated grade 5 titanium
- Platinum/bead-blasted black PVD-coated grade 5 titanium Hour and minute displays: Hours and minutes are indicated by two 4mm-diameter hollowed spheres weighing 0.100 grams that move past sapphire scales marked with thin Super-LumiNova graduations beneath the sapphire
Each of the four versions of the X-Ray watch are part of a limited edition of 99 pieces. With an interesting design and unique character, these are certainly of the mos interesting indy watches from 2011 that don't cost a fortune. They are also a good way to get into the Itay Noy brand if nothing from them so far has moved you. Price is ,640- ,900 (,640 as shown). You can learn more or buy one from Bareti here.
The 47mm wide case is in 18k pink gold and the client wanted custom engraved animals around the sides of it. These are meant to represent the Chinese zodiac characters and look really nicely done. There is more gold on the dial, and all that lovely engraving and texturing (the dial itself is 18k white gold and hand machine guilloche engraved). I like the dauphine hour and minute hands much more than those on the non-Vladimir model.
While thermometers in mechanical watches aren't at all common, they aren't new either. Back in the days of Breguet you saw some pocket watches with thermometers in them. Today the mechanical thermometer is very rare in timepieces. Customers who wants this feature tend to opt for "ABC" (altimeter, barometer, compass) digital watches such as the Protrek from Casio. These and similar watches usually have thermometers built in to them. As is the case with wrist mounted thermometers, you really need to take your watch off for about 10 minutes to get an accurate reading of the ambient temperature as the watch will be highly effected by your body temperature.
A maker of their own movements ('manufacture'), they are mainly known for their formal and dress watches as well as the famous 'Tourbillon under three gold bridges' of 1884.
In my opinion there are enough Casio watch models available for one to get highly confused. The difference between one model and another can be confusing, with many having very slight changes here and there. Though overall new Pro Trek models tend to have the latest technology and are more often than not more advanced than their predecessors. The Pro Trek PRW-2500 isn't about breaking too much new ground feature wise, but inserting Casio's latest developments into a new watch meant specifically for outdoor enthusiasts.