Alongside the 2015 Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication, Jaeger-LeCoultre also announced a new version of their Duometre Spherotourbillon featuring a platinum case and a moon phase indicator - this is the Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre Spherotourbillon Moon.
For the price of the Halda Space Discovery, I think the case and bracelet could have been a bit better. They aren't bad, but given the timepiece's over ,000 price, I think there could have been a bit more work put into them. Yes, you receive some nice accessories and two modules, but with the quality put out there by the big names, as well as what you can get for even just a few hundred bucks these days, small-time luxury watch companies need to realize that the bar has been set high. On the plus side, the bracelet is decent looking, and the system for the how the modules attach makes for a snug, and coherent looking fit.
The Bulova Bellecombe's steel case is offered in a series of styles, including this two-tone model which mixes polished steel with a rose gold tone. This particular ref. 65R164 Bulova Bellecombe has 42 diamonds on the case and dial - according to Bulova, are all set by hand - which is nice in a watch at this price point. I happen to think that it is a welcome feature to have diamond hour markers in a women's watch, along with helping legibility. This newer Bulova Bellecombe's dial is easy to read, but I think it might have benefited from luminant on the hands for darkness viewing. Over the dial is a sapphire crystal.
When it comes to bang for buck, few can rival Seiko. And if you are looking for a can-do, rough and tumble traveling watch, the Seiko Prospex Kinetic GMT SUN023 watch is tough to beat. First of all, there’s its tough case with its protective shroud and its water resistance rating of 200m. Then, there’s the fact that it has a “Kinetic” quartz movement which draws power from the movement of your wrist, which also means it can go for extended periods without requiring a change of batteries. Few watches offer as much value as this.