Omega Speedmaster Professional Gemini V

Speedy Tuesday – Ken Mattingly’s Omega Speedmaster

The price difference between the "new" Citizen Altichron and this limited edition Citizen Altichron Cirrus is not insubstantial. Having said that, the Cirrus is a much more interesting timepiece in regard to design and materials. While the 2013 model is no slouch, the Citizen Altichron Cirrus looks like a sci-fi movie prop that you can actually buy and wear. This watch seems to have been born in an Anime future world and is just the type of timepiece you want if you enjoy the fantasy element of high-end timepieces.

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The Rolex Cellini Time is available in 18k white gold or Everose Gold, and dials and hands are made to match. For example, if you had an 18k white gold Cellini Time, it would come equipped with either a white or black dial with 18k white gold markers and 18k white gold hands. The alligator strap is finished with a matching 18k white gold buckle. If white gold isn't your style, the watch is available in an 18k Everose gold case, with 18k pink gold hands and markers, and an 18k Everose buckle on the alligator strap. The Everose version has the option of either a brown of black alligator strap.

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The Sedna gold Constellation is lovely, and the warm tones of rose gold are flattering to the overall design. That being said, I think that the Constellation has always looked best with some steel, so it is the two-tone constellation models I like better when it comes to showing off some gold. The dial is neat, and helps this modern Constellation model connect with Omega's past. Detailing around elements such as the date window frame and the angularity of the face are well-done.

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Omega Speedmaster Broad Arrow Rattrapante 3582.51.00

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There are two things that people will first notice about the new T-Touch Expert Solar, that is the size as well as the conspicuous photovoltaic cell on the dial. At 45mm wide and rather broad, the new T-Touch feels proportionally thinner than the existing models, but it is made for larger wrists indeed. Size is really an interesting element of the design as the case, dial, and negative LCD screen are all quite sizable–for the most part in a good way.

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Ed O'Neill Wearing A Speedmaster in Modern Family

The dial of the Bulova Accu-Swiss Percheron is a mixture of modern design elements and simplicity. It is a three-hand dial with the date, while emphasis is on the hands as the hour markers are black on black. Rather than being applied, the hour markers are actually cut into the dial. I think that over time Bulova will be able to continue to refine the look of the Percheron's dial. Maybe this one needs more 24k gold? Speaking of which, there is nothing boldly stating that the case material is 24k versus 18k gold, so it is something really the user will have to know, or those who can simply look at gold and see that it is more pure in color.

We are proud to be the first to announce a new collection of LEGO brand watches for adults. That's right, LEGO, which has had a large collection of kids watches for years, will soon launch a comprehensive collection of timepieces for men and women in November 2013. These are among the very few plastic watches we would wear. What is fun is that despite being sized (and styled) for adults (at least adults in terms of age), the LEGO watches for adults have as many fully swappable parts as the kids versions have.

As we were undertaking the research for our article about Patek Philippe's rarest and most expensive watches ever, we clearly saw that a previously ignored or scarcely available material can play a key role in multiplying the value of just about any reference. Whether that will be the case with the 5960/1A and the other piece Patek announced in steel (namely the 5990/1A), only time will tell, but for now let's see step-by-step what this 2014 novelty offers.

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Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.022 Buyer's Guide

It was in 2009 that A. Lange & Sohne released the original Zeitwerk watch and, oddly enough, I've never fully covered it on aBlogtoWatch, despite having a great fondness for the piece. Five years later in 2014, and suddenly we have our first hands-on look at a timepiece I've always loved. Better late then never, right? It just goes to show that there are timepieces I admire which seem to fall through the cracks for one reason or another. There have been a range of Zeitwerk models since then, including the recent Zeitwerk Striking, which takes the original model and adds a sonnerie complication.

Last week I had the privilege of acting as the guest editor on the popular fashion website Lifestyle Mirror. It was an interesting experience, and proved useful to communicate to a non-watch cultured audience. Doing so always helps keep me grounded because it is easy to forget that we use a lot of terms on aBlogtoWatch that many people aren't familiar with. I helped the Lifestyle Mirror readers decide how much to spend on a watch, how to choose a watch for the right occasion, what watches are cool right now, and of course a bit about myself. They did a nice job, and I would particularly like to thank the friendly and talented Taylor Davies who helped put "Arielisms" into Lifestyle Mirror speak.

While the first limited edition watch only plays a piece of Stranger in the Night, Ulysse Nardin assured me that they were working on future versions that would play other songs. The question of course remains as to who the type of buyer is that wants a music box watch? At 45mm wide in 18k rose gold the Stranger is clearly a men's watch. Very much a "Ulysse Nardin," it packs equal parts traditional watch making with a sense of fun and silliness that does not take itself too seriously. That is something I really respect about the brand - that they do admittedly strange stuff like this, and in the end we all appreciate it. The Ulysse Nardin Stranger watch is part of a limited edition of 99 pieces with a price of 6,000. ulysse-nardin.ch

Voutilainen GMT Six O’Clock Watch Hands-On

Voutilainen GMT Six O’Clock Watch Hands-On
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Russel Crowe wears an Omega Speedmaster in 'The Nice Guys'

Arnold & Son DSTB "Dial Side True Beat" Watch New For 2014 Watch Releases

For June 2014, the aBlogtoWatch giveaway watch is a Serket Telson PVD manually wound limited edition watch. With a refined masculine and military aviator style, the Serket Telson PVD is 48mm wide in black PVD-coated steel. We like the highly contrasting dial and simple, yet attractive design of the Telson PVD watch from this boutique watch maker.

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Winners Of The Starmus Festival Received Gold Omega Speedmaster

Later in the day, we were ferried over to the islands edge and began the short hike up to the men's diving area. The winding path was lined with all sorts of pointy plants and sharp rocks, just the sort of environment that must feel wholly uninviting to those clad only in a tiny speedo. Nevertheless, we trudged our more modestly-clothed bodies up to the top of Hell's Gate and looked down on the bay below. The boats are toy-sized from this height, and any of the bravado that was present at the water's edge is quickly replaced by widening eyes and cautious footsteps.

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The consequence is that while prospective buyers from this larger group may have the funds and the interest to buy into a highly complicated brand like Greubel Forsey, chances are that some of them are steering away for better known companies for fear of lack of actual usability and practicality - if you can speak of such things when it comes to half a million dollar watches, that is.

Grand Seiko Watch Roadshow 2013 At Arizona Fine Time Event Report

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Divers Watches for the Nautical Man or Woman

The Carrera Calibre 36 Racing was originally introduced at Baselword 2013. It was released as part of a collection of Calibre 36 movement-equipped watches and the "Racing" part of the name was an indication of its unique color theme, strap, and titanium case construction. I just noticed something interesting actually. If you click on that above link you'll see that between the design and production phase, TAG Heuer realized that the hands were too short. The piece I am reviewing has the correct size hands, but early pictures of the watch had it with hands that were too short. Yet again I fail to understand why designers continue to produce watches with hands that are too short. Thankfully brands such as TAG Heuer are able to catch this before production, but many are not.

As you can see in the image above, this sort of fiber laminate can be formed into any manner of shapes, without limitation on angles or thickness.  This technology first came to be in 2001, when Gérard Gautier first came up with the idea for making sails, though the first sails weren't actually made until 2003; in 2007, these sails saw action in the America's Cup.

Geneva Seal: The chronograph is one of the most popular watch complications. As your readers know, chronograph is just a fancy word for a stopwatch combined with a display watch. It's quite unique for a family jeweler to succeed in a large city. In Chicago, it's family first, second, and third.

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