When I was first informed I would be choosing a watch for Mark, this is the only watch that came to mind. I chose this watch for Mark Carson because there is something about it I felt would invoke fond nostalgia for whatever he was doing in the '70s, as the original is so iconic (not saying I am old enough to remember this, this is anonymous, right?). I personally love the updated look and cool geek-out factor this watch presents and when I see it, it does remind me of the look of his own watches he makes.
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Cartier released the Calibre collection a few years ago to serve not only as its premier collection of men's watches, but also to introduce a new range of in-house made movements designed to fit in Cartier's more "volume" models, under the brand's more prestigious high-complication items. The Cartier Calibre has seen various iterations, including at this point, a chronograph as well as a diver. The original is perhaps still the most elegant and warm when offered in a fully 42mm wide 18k pink gold case and matching bracelet paired to a chocolate brown dial (ref. W7100040). The appeal of the Cartier brand name is well combined with a modern men's sports-style watch that feels very much at home in all gold. Priced here at ,400.
Maximilian Büsser: In 1989 (at the age of 22) I did my Swiss military service. In the middle of it, I had a terrible accident where my Jeep overturned. I was thrown out and it actually landed on my back at 50 km/h. I should have been dead. No question. In fact, I am still wondering today how come I am not.
The Bulgari Daniel Roth Carillon Tourbillon Minute-Repeater as seen here, in 18k white gold is a limited edition of 30 pieces and is priced at 9,000 each. bulgari.com
A common complaint leveled at smart watches is that they do not look elegant and attractive as compared to traditional watches. Obviously, beauty is very much in the eyes of the beholder, but I think we can safely say that most smart watches are either too bulky or too unimaginative in design. How would the Swiss design their smart watches then? Here are three concept designs based on the signature cases from Jaeger-LeCoultre, Panerai, and Franck Muller.
In addition to the marvel of engineering found in the jewelry piece itself, we offer a cutting edge embedded hardware module as an option. This module is fully upgradable as technology advances and employs ultra-low power NFC and Bluetooth LE communication technologies in conjunction with a ground breaking kinetic energy generation system to recharge the battery using the natural motion of the user’s arm. This allows for up to a year or longer between wireless charges. The functions of the wearable technology module include a one button valet press which communicates through the user’s phone and Christophe & Co companion app to the personal assistant’s phone in order to alert them that their presence is requested. Additionally, the secure module can be used in order to authenticate the user for entry into partner events and venues around the world. Future functions in development include integration with smart home, yacht, or vehicle, gesture recognition, and contactless payment. Custom functions may also be requested.
Owning a Christophe & Co Armill represents membership in one of the world’s most exclusive clubs. This includes access to highly exclusive events and venues around the world. These benefits include invite-only high profile social events, access to member’s clubs, benefits at top restaurants, and sold out sporting events. Additionally, every year, we hold a very private member’s only event at an exotic location in the world featuring well known chefs and entertainment. Finally, Armill owners have access to a 24/7 global concierge service via their companion app. Customers can request just about anything at any time. This service is included at no charge for three years for Apollo owners, 2 years for Orion owners, and 1 year for Virtus owners.
From there, it was (just) a case of taking detailed measurements from my watch and scaling 300%. (the face diameter is a convenient 100mm). The 3D modelling was a challenge, and i had to resolve how the model would piece together. Lots of iterations to test-fit pieces. The face dial with the lettering was the biggest challenge. I could have made it easy for myself and just found a picture of the dial, laser printed it and stuck it on a blank disc, but this project was to produce the model via 3D printing, so another way had to be found, and I have to say, I'm really happy with my solution!
The Voutilainen Tourbillon-6 watch is among Kari Voutilainen's timepieces that isn't strictly a one-of-a-kind "piece unique." Having said that, the Voutilainen Tourbillon-6 is a limited edition... of just six pieces total. The Voutilainen Tourbillon-6 is undeniably beautiful and represents an approach to mechanical art and horological tradition that makes us really like the majestic visibility of a tourbillon. We like to remind people that tourbillons are mere items of mechanical art, as opposed to something which performs a beneficial function in a watch movement. So when you want a tourbillon, it is best to go for something like this.
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A somewhat lesser known fact, perhaps, is that this forged carbon case has to have a steel inner casing, as well as a stainless steel case back, because forged carbon cannot be machined with the microscopic tolerances that is required from any highly water resistant case. This nature of forged carbon draws two direct consequences. First, while the weight is of course lower than what is experienced with a solid stainless steel watch, it is perhaps not as light as one would expect it to be. Furthermore, while the large, single-piece carbon exterior remains warm to the touch even when the external temperatures are low, the steel caseback picks low temperatures up and as such gets really cold – making for the usual, somewhat unpleasant feel when first put on the wrist. Nevertheless, the black PVD coated steel caseback does have a very cool design feature: it displays some of the key characteristics of the watch in a unique, periodic table inspired way.
Derek Dier’s shop is in a quaint, well maintained plaza in the small town of London, Ontario. His shop is almost like a small museum, with vintage signs, colorful posters, and various displays of wonderment filling your visual field as you enter. There’s even a 60’s black and white tube television, and it’s fully operational. Amongst the carefully displayed artifacts are some interesting and rare timepieces tucked inside teak cabinets and resting on glass pedestals throughout.
While it certainly happens from time to time, it is very rare to receive news of such job cuts at one of the major Swiss watch brands. In essence, the company is cutting jobs in its brand new (and unquestionably incredibly investment-heavy) manufacturing facility, which makes this story even more interesting and difficult to understand. Once we try and look at the larger picture however, it all starts to make sense.
ABTW: What watch do you wear currently and what significance does that have for you?
For starters, the matte black hands and indices contrast sharply with the pearled silver dial, which makes for a crisp, understated, and extremely legible dial, protected by the sapphire crystal at the front. And speaking of the indices, take a closer look at the dial: there are actually three tracks, one for each hand of the watch.
3. Wait until the giveaway is over on October 31, 2014 for the winner to be chosen at random. A couple of basic rules: You can only enter once. You must comment with a valid e-mail address where you can be reached. Your comment must be confirmed and approved. You must complete the objectives to be considered. You are responsible for providing your contact shipping information if you are chosen. Shipping restrictions to non-US entrants may apply based on sponsor's policies. Giveaway watch selection based on sponsor's inventory and watch availability. All comments made after the end of the giveaway period will not be considered. If you are chosen as a winner, you then have 24 hours to ensure receipt of your full shipping information or an alternative winner will be chosen. For the full terms and conditions, please click here.