The tide indicator works with the moon phase and uses a hand on the main dial that looks like the seconds or chronograph hand. See what I mean by quirky? If you didn't know better you'd think this watch was some type of chronograph - but it isn't. That is especially due to the pushers on the case. That thin tide hand moves once around the dial each 12 hours, 25 minutes, and 14 seconds. You do get a relatively straight forward display on whether it is high or low tide, and whether the tide is going in or out. While there are fancier tide chart watches with digital graphs, the combo of tide and moon indicators on this watch actually do offer relatively basic, but useful tools for surfers wanting to know more or less what to expect at the beach.
The venue selected to show off the pieces was Westime Beverly Hills. At a special evening event I was able to view collector's eying the pieces and showing off their own wrist treasures. Packed tight, the boutique store was brimming with a welcome energy that has been absent from the industry over the last few years due to rough economic times here in the US and abroad.
I continue to love the shape of the lugs. Just a great elegant curve that is common on Bremont timepieces. The middle section of the steel case is in black. The case is 43mm wide and rather tall. This is a good feeling "chunky" dive watch case. The body of the watch is made more interesting by this middle PVD black section (part of the Trip-Tick construction). Not only is the middle section black, but it has some nice horizontal lines that add texture and visual interest to the case.
The automatic movement is decorated in an interesting way: Much of it is black, while the rotor is in 18k rose gold. Power reserve is 70 hours (without the chrono running - that brings it down to 55 hours). While the dial is beautiful and legible for the chrono, I would like to see a model in the future with a 12 hour chronograph. Both watches have sapphire crystals and SuperLumiNova lume coated dials. Even at 13mm thick, the case feels thinner than it is. The high-end feeling alligator straps are comfortable and these are watches that will get noticed. Prices for the Ellicott Majesty line start at around ,000 - I believe. For this design, quality, and the in-house made MR3 automatic movement, the price feels fair as well.
Romain Jerome Titanic DNA T-OXY III Watch Review
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Romain Jerome Titanic DNA T-OXY III Watch Review
This new limited edition Omega Seamaster 1948 Co-Axial Chronometer watch is larger than the original with an automatic Co-Axial movement. It has also been COSC Chronometer certified, using the in-house made caliber 2022 automatic movement. Aside from the 18k gold caseback, Omega adds additional gold on the dial. The applied Omega logo and hour indicators are all done in 18k white gold. The result is very subdued and appealing, just what many retro-watch lovers are looking for.
"Diastar" has been hipped down to "D-Star," which is supposed to make the collection sound more cool. The slightly oval, oblong case is much like the original, but the sporty dial and subtle nature of the watch are a modern treat. In fact, this is probably an easy watch to brush off at first glance as being nothing special. Wear it on the wrist for a while and a design like this will quickly grow on you. The case is in black ceramic... in pure Rado style. Here done in a matte finish. The case is 42mm wide and water resistant to 100 meters.
The watch crown is large and comfortable. It has textured rubberish insert and is large in diameter. If this watch wasn't an automatic and only manually wound, it would be really nice to operate. The side of the crown has a cool looking Alpina red triangle logo motif in it. Wearing the Manufacture Regulator is an enjoyable experience. Actually, the watch is too large on me, but the large, flat underside of the case makes it so that it doesn't slip around my wrist. With a smaller strap it would be more snug, but I do have small wrists. The case is also 200 meters water resistant.
Feast your eyes on one of the sexiest watch winders ever created. I will write more about it later, but this is the new GrandCircle winder by Dottling in Germany. There will only be 20 ever made.The furniture includes 52 watch winders, a safe, a bar, a clock, a cigar humidor, and yes - stereo. Dottling calls it grand, I call it Valhalla. Don't get your hopes up though, it costs 195,000 Euros.
The last new chronograph is just called the IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph, With a 43mm wide steel case and standard looking three register chronograph dial. This watch is again 46mm wide and a very handsome piece that blends the looks of other IWC Pilot watches we have seen from today and yesterday. The last new Pilot watch on my radar is the simply named IWC Pilot's Worldtimer watch. This neat looking travelers watch has a rotating 24 hour city and moving city display. This works like like the Girarard-Perregaux ww.tc for example. A nice concept that isn't new, but feels like a nice addition to the Pilot collection. This useful watch will be 45mm wide will be a nice new addition to the collection.
Dievas is following up the original Vortex with this Vortex Professional. I always liked the original Vortex. It more or less combined the best features of a dive watch with the best features of an aviator watch. For many people, this is the ultimate "mission" timepiece.