The obvious watches to compare this to are the engraved pieces from New Zealand watch maker Magrette. They have produced a number of watches with New Zealand Maori style engravings such as the Kupe's Voyage that I reviewed here a while back. Even the theme of the watches themselves are similar, combining art and a little retro sport aesthetics.
I hope these help you to use slide rule watches more effectively (like the Breitling Navitimer recently reviewed here).
Not a design for the bashful. Here's a similar angle on the new version:
The MBII was one of Bremont's break out models and effectively offered open availability of the MBI, which is only available to pilots who had actually ejected in a Martin-Baker aircraft ejection seat and is recognizable thanks to a bright red aluminum case barrel. From a watch perspective, the MBI and MBII are noteworthy due to their use of a proprietary anti-shock system which Bremont developed in a partnership with Martin-Baker to protect the BE-36AE movement from the extreme g-forces experienced by some pilots. I really like that the changes to the MBII/TWG are subtle enough to make the watch easily recognizable to a collector or fan but not change the overall style or spirit of the MBII design with additional logos or text.
This particular GG Gefica Hunter GMT Moon Phase watch is just that. The movement has the time (jumping hours and retrograde minutes) with a central red seconds hand. The lower dial has a moon phase indicator (one of those open ones that show the moon phase in both hemispheres), and a subsidiary 24 hour GMT hand. The GMT hand is adjusted using the large pusher on the left side of the case. There is an inset pusher to adjust the moon phase indicator.
When I spoke to Dietrich, they mentioned to me that the Snow contained a Swiss quartz movement but their website says it has a mechanical movement. So I don't really know what to make of that. I played with a prototype so it is hard to say what will be in the final product. Either way, the price isn't terribly outrageous at 980 Euros. Look for the Dietrich Snow watch soon. dietrich-watches.com
Roger Dubuis Pulsion Watches Hands-On
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Roger Dubuis Pulsion Watches Hands-On
For this watch, Bulgari offers the Octo case in a 41.5mm wide size. This will have the piece wear "largish" given the squarish shape. For now the piece will be available in an 18k pink gold or a steel model. This size is medium compared to what the Octo has been offered in at times during the past. I recall seeing Octo cases from 39mm wide to 43mm wide. I think 41.5mm wide is likely to be a very good size for most people given the shape of the case.
E Ink screens currently don't offer backlighting, but do offer very easy to see screens that use very little power. As is the case on Phosphor E Ink watches, you can reverse the colors of the display for that "negative" look. The watch has five different screen options that either have different functions on them or display the time in a slightly different way. In all, the watch has the time, calendar, and world time zone function. One small issue that existed as well in the World Time is the lack of a memory feature. When you switch to the world time screen it does not "recall" the last time zone you were looking at.
To that end, It's easy to see why Linde Werdelin decided to occupy an office in London's trendy Notting Hill. For me personally it's perfect, as 20 minutes after leaving my house I find myself sharing coffee and chit chat with Jorn Werdelin.
Whether you like the Moon Invader range or not, you can't deny it is unique looking. There is that signature Romain Jerome "X" in the design of the lugs across the case, and it does wear comfortably on the wrist. The "feet" of the lander are connected to the straps and move with it. The case is 46mm wide, here in steel and PVD black coated. The matte sandblasted tones of most of the case meld well with the polished sections. Inside the watches are Swiss automatic movements.
The second marketing message is the more complex argument of why an adult should buy a watch as a gift for a kid. You could argue that this has been done before, but I again suggest the mark has been missed much of the time. The most famous example is Patek Philippe’s long standing “…hand down to the next generation…” series of ads. If you are aware of these ads you know what I am talking about. Rather than help encourage older people to buy watches for kids, the ads are actually a value proposition about the long-term emotional and investment properties of a Patek Philippe watch. If anything, the message is “buy a Patek Philippe watch for yourself now. Your child that respects you will see it, and one day when you die or upgrade, they will get it and enjoy knowing you owned and wore it.” Patek Philippe grazes the right concept, but altogether does something different with those particular marketing campaigns.
Besides this small nitpick, I would say that if you want a timeless classic that you can wear everyday for the rest of your life while lifting your spirits and confidence, then the Rolex GMT-Master II is the watch to consider getting. It won't be unique and you can expect to see a few others wearing it at a wedding or the next business meeting… However, you can also rest assured that you are wearing a superbly crafted timepiece that is simply superlative.
With a smooth bezel, the T-Touch Classic does have some hallmark features of its sister models. You can see T-Touch DNA in the design of the lugs, bracelet, and the dials. Though a lot has been done to give the watch a cleaner, almost "classic" look. The pushers are meant to look a bit vintage (plunger style), and the bracelet is a simple three-link design. You also have cleaner dials with some having only baton hour markers. To start, there will be three dial styles available, with one model coming on a metal bracelet and the other two on leather straps.
The Supermarine 500 remains my favorite Bremont watch to-date. You can find a full review of the Bremont Supermarine here. I quite love that watch and the Supermarine 2000 will not really be all that different. The idea for the 2000 is to be a larger, more durable piece. These pictures are pre-renders of the final watch. I have also personally checked out a prototype of the 2000, and confirm it is everything I love about the Supermarine 500, plus about "1500."
The Jules Verne I & II watches were similar to one another and I did a hands-on review of one of them here. The III is actually supposed to be less expensive - by about half as much I think. I still like the Jules Verne Instrument I & II watches a lot, but the III adds a new flavor to the mix and is more reminiscent of other Louis Moinet timepieces. I further believe that it will be about half the cost of the other pieces.
Lateral inserts: Black composite resin with carbon insert at 9 o'clock