Read my full article on the Breguet Reveil du Tsar Enamel Dial watch here at Haute Living.
INTERIOR FLANGE (upper and lower)
The movement in this version is the trusty ETA 2824; as expected timekeeping is excellent. For 0 less, there's a version with the Miyota 9015, a very comparable competitor with very similar specifications. I've not tried the Mioyta personally, but would expect good performance from it as well.
Most recently the fight has moved to Miami. The battle ground is the court where the Miami Heat play. In February 2011 Hublot announced that Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade would be a brand ambassador. Just a few days ago Audemars Piguet announced that Miami Heat player LeBron James would be their brand ambassador. Interpret it how you like, but I think the brands each want to be where the other brand is. They both get great visibility and a great player, but it is interesting to see the dynamic.
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Reading the chronograph is tough and it doesn't measure very much time. You can listen to the video for more explanation as I like how Tag Heuer's CEO explains it best. To sum up how much time you have measured requires adding up information from the central "flying" 5/10,000th of a second hand and the other two subsidiary dials. I get that while the Mikrotimer has "1000" at 12 o'clock on the dial it makes sense for this model to have "2000," but I still don't get the reason for "2000" aside from it being more than 1000.
Once again, all Artya watches are one-of-a-kind pieces so this model is a singular creation - but there will be more watches with bullets and other gun parts according to the brand. Artya believes this is a very cool concept so I look forward to seeing more of them.
The CRMA1 movement also has a big date indicator which is nicely placed under 12 o'clock in a window that looks like it is between two red parentheses. I like how despite the skeletonized nature of the dial and movement, the indicator windows and hands are still really easy to read. The RM 037 case is rather long compared to its width. It is 52.20mm tall by 34.40mm wide. It looks larger than it is. The watch is just 12.50mm thick. Overall a nice piece with an interesting new shape for Richard Mille and the feeling of what could be a convenient luxury daily wear.
I would not call the movement so much beautiful as I would call it impressive. What it lacks in elegance, it makes up for in "wow." With so much going on, and the almost avant grade design of it, elegance is pretty much thrown to the curb. That's OK, though, as the concept is as artful as it is a feat of micro engineering.
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While these cufflinks are not a watch and don’t tell the time, they are closely related to the watch industry. They are also the first cool item from an interesting brand which has just officially made its debut.
The face is attractive, and the use of a glossy dial is interesting. Hour markers are polished and applied. From a distance the dial is good looking set in deep into the case. While I would personally make the hour and minute hands longer, they are suitable at their current length, though the seconds hand needs to be longer and feels like its tip is chopped off. The more serious issue with the dial is the lume. It is grain, not applied evenly, and not always in the center of the hour marker. Again, chalk it up to the suppliers. I am sure Ril is seeking better dial makers.
As a sign of humility or design, the Temption logo is always black on black (or white on white). You have to look at the dial in the right light to see the logo - else the dial looks logoless. Most Temption watch dials are black, but the occasional light model shows up as well. For instance the CGK204 in white with black and red trip is an amazingly bold piece with a slick design. There are also other pieces with yellow, blue, and other trims for other Temption pieces.
Going along with his love of retrograde hands and jumping hour complications, the Gefica Bi-Retro has both. The name itself basically is short for "bi-retrograde." The hour is told digitally through a window close to 12 o'clock, while the minutes are expressed on an arched scale with a hand that moves across it and then jumps back to the first position. Seconds are displayed via a traditional hand that goes around the entire dial. A second retrograde has is used on the lower half of the dial to indicate the date. I love those hands that look like bubbly magnifying lenses (the large opening in the hand is also done to prevent obstruction when reading the hour) . In my opinion the Gefica Bi-Retro dial design is an incredible item of beauty and genius.
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