In this article, I am both announcing the Hautlence HL2.5 in black DLC-coated titanium case with red accents, while also giving a hands-on look at the movement - which simply translates so much better in actual photographs. It is also difficult to get an idea of what the Hautlence HL2 case looks like on your wrist without actually seeing it on someone's wrist. The Hautlence HL2 case is 42mm wide by 50mm tall and 17.8mm thick. It actually wears rather comfortably despite being rather strange in overall dimensions.
The first Montblanc Timewalker that I loved came in a polished steel case with a tri-compax style chronograph layout and matching silver-colored dial. It was attached to a thick brown alligator strap and I just loved how metropolitan and somewhat Art Deco it was. Priced at around ,000, it was more than I could afford, but it was nevertheless on the list. I never actually got around to getting a Timewalker, but I still think about it. Perhaps I am waiting for a new model to come around and wow me more than the first - Montblanc does seem to offer a few new ones each year.
One issue is the watch industry's very poor practice of how they define water resistance. Watches that are literally no more than "splash-resistant" are often labeled as "water-resistant" or "water resistant to 30 meters." Nothing in the watch industry is more misleading than a watch labeled with "30 meters of water resistance."
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We had a full house at the launch party which took place in one of the hotel suites that also has a very large private terrace. A lot of people asked me "why are you doing the event in Los Angeles?" The weather, of course (well... in addition to the fact that I live here). Where else but LA can you have a comfortable event outside in the middle of November? Thank you once again to Los Angeles for making sure the climate was apt for celebration.
If you have been following the watch industry closely, you might know that Tag Heuer is cutting jobs. While job cuts do happen from time to time, it is rare to see it happening at one of the biggest Swiss watch brands. Apparently, this is in response to slowing demand for watches in Asia, particularly Hong Kong, which accounts for a fifth of all Swiss watch exports in value. What does this mean for Tag Heuer going forward, and how does this relate to the rest of the watch industry? We share our thoughts.
Having said that, Apple has limited the market of Apple Watch owners to those people who already own an iPhone. The devices are meant to go together, and without the iPhone it doesn't seem that that Apple Watch does much. Thus, for the people out there that own Android or other devices, and who will continue to do so, other smartwatch products will have to fill the gap, and ideally better watches will come out soon that contain Android Wear.
In the song, the three members of Migos actually display a significant amount of horological knowledge well beyond their faux-platinum peers. As expected, they clearly espouse a passion for all things bling - a diamond-heavy case is "flooded like Katrina" in Migos' slang similes. However, Migos' lyrics also exhibit an understanding that watches' value comes from the prestige of a mechanical movement.