Finishing: Côtes de Genève, perlage, beveling, and polished screw heads
Both Jaeger-LeCoultre Gyrotourbillon watches were limited editions of just 75 pieces. You can still find them for sale but NOT for cheap. These are among the few pieces in the world that as investment items, have the potential to admirably appreciate. That is something you can't say about most watches out there. Inside the original Gyrotourbillon was a JLC made caliber 177 manually wound movement it has close to 700 parts and has a power reserve of eight (8) days. While a bit unique in its style, this is among the most impressive modern high-complication watches in existence and is a testament to what Jaeger-LeCoultre as a brand stands for.
I recall the first time that I saw the Executive Dual Time watch. I was visiting Ulysse Nardin at a watch trade show and saw some models I hadn't yet familiarized myself with being displayed. Clearly they were UN watches but they didn't really have that typical UN look many people associate with the brand. "Executive" in the name seemed to hint that UN wanted these watches to be aimed at business types looking for a solid daily wear. The construction was impressive and I couldn't get over that super legible dial - but did I like the watch?
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Wherever the Tank name came from, it is here to last - and is a cornerstone of Cartier watch making. For 2012, the Tank family gets a new member with the Tank Anglaise, the "English Tank." This old chap is built like a tank as well - at least in this larger size for us burly men. Initially available only in 18k white gold, it is a strong reminder that elegance doesn't have to be puny. There are smaller versions available as well. This "Large model" Tank Anglaise is 36.2mm wide and 47mm tall. The case is not too thick at 9.82mm.
I appreciate that Linde Werdelin has decided it makes sense to explicitly state what many brands don't discuss - that they take peer review into strict consideration when finalizing their watches. It has been more or less promised to myself and other watch writers that whatever we view at watch shows such as Baselworld are unfinished prototypes. Brands like Linde Werdelin produce close to reality experimental designs that they share with reviewers and retailers before pieces are produced for sale. Suggestions and feedback go into the final products - which is exactly what happened with their Oktopus II Double Date Dive watch.
According to Dzmitry Samal, the cases involve a patented new process with specially machined and polished concrete. Dzmitry Samal intentionally chose this "megalopolis inspired" material given its ubiquitous presence in city life. The concrete cases come in two forms and are cut into interesting shapes. The inner watch cases are in steel. Both cases are 42mm wide and attached to them are rubber straps.
You are a man of taste and means. Where do you keep your stuff? Luxury consumers often embark on an "acquisitional journey," starting with simple-to-desire items such as expensive clothes and cars, to more exclusive items such as boutique shoes and watches. Given that there is a market for every taste and every need, this path to possessions fortunately (or unfortunately) never ends. Don't you feel better knowing that there is someone, somewhere thinking about producing that next thing you don't even know you need until they help you discover it? The world just keeps offering cool stuff to consume.
Rather handsome, I enjoy how this new piece from Ferragamo mixes sport and sophistication. The mainstay piece for Ferragamo timepieces is the F-80 watch collection. It is a very impressive design that I think has been dismissed by a lot of serious watch guys. This new Ferragamo model is the 1898 Moonphase Chronograph with a good look and pitifully underwhelming name.
Tolerance between hour and minute indication rotors and inside of epitrochoids: 0.20mm
What Watch Will You Be Wearing New Year’s Eve?
Perusing Baume & Mercier's website you'll find at least 15 versions of the new Capeland available. This is because the case comes in both 42mm and 44mm wide version, with two different dials styles, and two different movements. Plus, many versions of the Capeland come with a few dial color choices and on a strap or metal bracelet. Really a lot of Capelandian options.
Dial Rhodiumed and satin-brushed dial. Engraved traverses. Rhodiumed, polished and satin-brushed chronograph counters. Small seconds counter recalls the car’s tail-lights