Man alive: look at this monster. It’s the DualTow watch by Cristophe Claret. This watch has a single-pusher chronograph and striking mechanism to chime when you activate the chronograph. The coolest additions are the two belt displays showing the hours and minutes. Then you’ve got a tourbillon to round things out.
It’s a manual-wind movement with 50-hour reserve and only 68 will be made. Continue Reading
Diesel, what were you thinking? Admittedly you don’t make the prettiest watches around, but I find it amazing that you are responsible for this abomination. This is like trying to cross an elephant with a pig, it might seem like a good idea, but no good can come from it.
This is not a photo-chop, just a poor design decision; even down to the half-leather, half-steel band. Retail on this ugly POS is $219.00, but honestly, you shouldn’t buy it even if it was available for $10.00.
Just say no to bad design! This is how the Edsel came to be, people!
First off, why didn’t anyone tell me about TimeTV? These guys have created a video blog about watches and the production quality is excellent. They just came back from Basel and I’ll try to share a few videos with you guys once I dig through their mess of video.
Second off, this is the Blu MT3 Majesty Tourbillon, a watch that uses an amazingly small and light Tourbillon movement to reduce the total weight of the watch to mere grams. The bugger doesn’t even really have a face, just a little hand that rides the Tourbillon wheel. Very cool.
Debaufre, a watch company that uses great movements inside cool cases, has redone their line to reflect a more personal touch – a great move considering their Aviator-8s were just on the edge of copyright infringement. The new models have a curved case with a different, more attractive marker font and come in all of the Aircraft-8 colors. The new models also have an exhibition back and run a hand-wind Unitas movement.
I recently developed a burning need for a watch that displays tides. No, not the University of Alabama Crimson Tides, the ocean’s tides. High tide, low tide, slack tide, whether the tide is coming in or going out have much more import for me than ever before.
Not content with making me happy with their GMT, Bell&Ross has just released this weird piece for Colette, some sort of artsy shop in Paris. This is some kind of tribute to Airborne Rangers, I suspect, with a little skull and two sword hands. Not sure how much it would cost in Earth money but I’m willing to bet a few grand.
The Eins B from Kazimon Watches in Netherland is a handsome watch with a little extra flair. This 39mm watch with a black face, white markings and hands, and red highlights has a good balance of class and color. An ETA 2824-2 movement in a stainless steel case, with a sapphire crystal, and rated to 100m water resistence. The watches are made in Germany for this Dutch Company. It is available directly from the manufacturer for 790 Euros, a fair price for a European made watch with a Swiss movement. Continue Reading