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"Spherodrive" is a term that sounds really cool. I sort of want to shake the hand of the guy who penned it. Funny how the Swiss watch industry still has clever engineering-minded people who come up with this technology and these names. The industry is full of terms such as this like "co-axial escapement, silinvar, constant-force, and magic lever (that last one goes to the Japanese)." Often times these terms are much better than actual watch model names.

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As you can see, Ball will offer the Engineer Hydrocarbon Deep Quest 3000m with a vertical stripe textured rubber strap (that sits flush with the case) or one of their very good metal bracelets with accordingly nice deployment clasp. The 3000m isn't just a nice diver, it is one of the best looking watches ever to come from Ball. As these are prototype models expect a few potential changes before the final versions are released. Really impressing from both a design and utility standpoint. Look for these watches someone later in 2011.

Chopard Monaco Historique Time Attack MF Watch Review

Chopard Monaco Historique Time Attack MF Watch Review

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From an artistic standpoint, one of my favorite watch and jewelry houses is Van Cleef & Arpels. I sat down with them and they shared with me details about a new program they have recently launched to help in getting that custom watch as easy a process as possible. Not that Van Cleef & Arpels hasn't offered this before, it is simply that the new program aims to make it clear to everyone that the service is offered, as well as create a more streamlined system for getting it done.

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SPECS: Rado D-Star 200 Automatic Chronograph
Movement: 13 ¼ ETA A05.H31, automatic chronograph, 27 jewels, 5 hands, date at 6 o‘clock, 54 hours power reserve, Small seconds, 30-minute and 60-second counters, Add and Split functions, black oscillating mass, Movement exclusive to Rado
Dial: Black, sunbrushed with 9 steel colour applied indexes with white luminous Anchor moving symbol,
White printed Rado and Automatic logos
Case: Polished steel with steel turning bezel with black high-tech ceramic insert and steel-colour metallised numerals
Steel middle part, Pressed on steel back with sapphire crystal, Curved sapphire crystal with integrated magnifier
Water resistant to 20 bar (200m)
Hands: Steel-colour with printed black line, white luminous
Steel-colour second and counter hands
Bracelet: 3 row solid steel with black high tech ceramic middle links
Titanium 3-fold buckle
Dimensions: 44.0 x 48.2 x 15.7 (WxLxH in mm)

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A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar Watch Hands-On

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Later in wrist watch history tourbillon-based wrist watch movements became the popular thing for the wealthy elite. Not so much because of what they offered performance-wise, but more because of their visual appearance and complicated nature. Omega was actually at the cusp of the neo-tourbillon watch crazy that seemed to start in the early 2000s, but actually started a bit earlier. Omega’s first modern tourbillon movement was released for sale in 1994. I had no idea it was that early.

The tripartite case is assembled with 16 spline screws in grade 5 titanium and abrasion resistant washers in steel and complemented by the additional integration of the lugs into the case’s torque screw system

Zenith Watches Rebalanced Feature Articles Read more here. That's competing with the likes of the JLC Gyrotourbillon; elite stuff and priced stratospherically.

Holy crap that is a lot. Would you have ever guessed that the watch is also a grand sonnerie? Loiseau says that it can only produce two 1f4 watches per year. Price for it will be at least a million dollars (likely a lot more), and I was so surprised to just randomly see it as the brand does not really market themselves. Dominique is clearly an only school type. Not a business guy at heart, he is a prideful watch maker who is keen to assert himself in his craft. As far as I know, now during the last part of his life, is the first time he has done something like this on his own. His design sensibility might be a bit in the past, but a lot of people appreciate that. What is important is what he has been able to do technically. The 1f4 for example is chess-themed. You only get a hint of this when looking at the chess-board style clasp on the strap. This watch is in part an homage to the complexity of chess, and connecting the cause-and-effect decision making of the game with a watch movement. Truly a special watch, I thank Mr. Loiseau and his associates for showing it to me and look forward to seeing the final 1f4 piece.

Watch Industry Wishes For 2012

Watch Industry Wishes For 2012

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Attached to this model is a hand-made leather strap. I like how the artist's signature is on the back of it. The soft leather strap has a high quality feel to it, like a nice gun holster or baseball mitt. More traditional straps as well as American Bison leather straps are also available. Price for this model is in the ,000 range - and they can go up to about ,000 if you choose to include a few diamonds.

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Thickness: 14.43 mm

Again the SpidoLite II has a skeletonized dial – though a bit different here compared to the original model. That of course has a lot to do with the movement used inside the new watch. For this series Linde Werdelin chose to work with Concepto and its owner the Jacquet family. Inside the SpidoLite II is the Concepto caliber 2251 automatic. Originally based on the Valjoux 7750 I believe, the 2251 is entirely made in-house by Concepto and features a subsidiary seconds, and date in addition to the time. The date is displayed on a specially design disc that matches the look of the dial and is quite attractively integrated into the dial design. For legibility and to soften the mostly monochromatic look of the watch, Linde Werdelin wisely chose blued-steel hands on the dial.

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