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The watch has a good thickness to it and I like the finishing on the case. It feels tool-like and purposeful. Few other vintage style watches I am familiar with actually look like they could be pulled out of the past like this model. The case design is utilitarian with mostly brushed surfaces . You have to love the grain on the crown that makes it really easy to wind the manually wound movement. Certainly a plus there.
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I discussed a little while ago about how Bulgari (Bvlgari) incorporated Gerald Genta, and Daniel Roth (brands it already owned) into the Bulgari brand. You can read all about that and see a video interview with Bulgari talking about it here. The first product of this digestive affair is this watch. Basically a re-branded Gerald Genta Octo Bi-Retro, that has a bit more Bulgari-ness to it. The overall shape and dimensions of the watch are the same, but styling has been "face-lifted" and injected with some of the Bulgari DNA. It feels like the outcome of a mad scientist combing the DNA of multiple animals, err, I mean watch brands. Why must these men play god!? This horological Chimera is without true soul. Soon we will have an army of "Bvulgenta" and "Daniel Gari" watches all over the place.
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Want a good watch that will satisfy you like chicken soup for the watch lover's soul and also give your fashion lover friend a hard-on like a pair of high-end designer jeans does? Look no further than a limited edition Ernst Benz John Varvatos Chronoscope limited edition timepiece. I previously wrote about these timepieces here. Available in a few style and released maybe a year or two ago - the collection is a joint effort between the famous clothes brands and Swiss watch maker Ernst Benz. And when I say joint effort, I really mean it. John personally spent a lot of time designing the watch. Edicting everything from the hands, to the colors, to the square chronograph pushers, to the colors. The notoriously design sensitive man who studied under Mr. Ralph Lauren likes Ernst Benz so much, John Varvatos boutiques are actually authorized dealers of Ernst Benz timepieces.
Technical Specs From Greubel Forsey:
I want you to refer to the original post above for more details on where this watch came from any why. Basically, it is the first project of new TechnoMarine CEO Vincent Perriard. He has lots more planned for the future, but the Cruise Sport was his first move in revitalizing the brand. It is also part of his clever "Ocean Addict" ad campaign for the brand. It involves the suggestions that TechnoMarine watch owners have this inherent need to be around or in water - but the watches themselves aren't purely meant to be just in water.
Black hand-stitched calfskin strap with titanium/white gold custom designed deployment buckle attached to articulated lugs
This is a more "simple" Jaquet Droz watch with an annual calendar and a quirky moon phase indicator. Called the "Eclipse," it comes in a 18k gold case and a nice black enamel dial. Nice? Sure. Super Jaquet Droz in character? Not really. Where is the "figure 8" dial we like so much? Once the brand gets new leadership, we will see where the core design sits after the dust settles. Priced at ,900.
5. A list of wardrobe accessories Greubel Forsey feels you should own in order to be eligible to buy this watch - including a duckbill topped cane featuring an actual duck's bill and real mole skin shoes.
* Case material:Stainless steel with Black Hard Coating on a TEGIMENT Technology basis.
* Crystal:Sapphire, with anti-reflective coating on both sides
* Case back:Solid, Nickel-free
* Water resistant:as per DIN 8310
* Pressure resistance:20 bar (200 meters)
* Diameter of case:44,0 mm
* Watch thickness:15,5 mm
* Weight:103 g
* Band lug width:22 mm
I love watches that talk to me. I find them not only charming but practical as well. The complication originates from the era before electric lighting left us is its constant glare. At night or in low light situations, if the time couldn’t be seen, it could be heard.
CALIBRE BVL 312 (Based on Valjoux 7750) tech specs from Bulgari:
Through the years, the movement has provided a versatile element within the artistic formations of the watches it powers. Last year, for 80th anniversary of the Calibre 101, Jaeger LeCoultre introduced five new Haute Joaillerie models at the Venice Film Festival, issued in either a series of three or five.
Case: “King Power”, diameter 48 mm in micro-blasted black ceramic
Bezel: Micro-blasted black ceramic with moulded black rubber, and 6 relief black PVD H-shaped titanium screws, FORMULA 1 MONZA inscription in red
Crystal: World 1st Sapphire, solid red color
Bezel: Lug Black composite resin
Lateral Inserts: Black composite resin
Case-back Micro-blasted black ceramic
Crown: Black PVD titanium with black rubber insert
Push-pieces: Black PVD titanium with black rubber insert
Screws: Black PVD titanium
Water resistance: 100 m or 10 ATM