A Fan Talks About His Speedmaster Transitional From 1968
Date around the movement
Swiss Military wants the Hurricane to be the new benchmark in modern aviation watches. What does that mean? Not totally sure. I don't think aviation watches can have a bench mark with so many different types out there, but this is certainly a nice piece. My only problem with it are the dinky hands, but it isn't any less legible than most Breitling pilot watches. It even has a slide rule - so it must be an aviator then!
Oh Louis, how you tease us. Going back and forth between fascinating watch releases and not quite innovating enough for most watch heads to love you. I however have been a fan since the days when Tambour was a fresh name. Now the Tambour is the mainstay model for the brand, that is in need of more goods. In such an economy when brand name rules over brand value, Louis Vuitton could really be taking the Cartier route and upping their game. With the LVMH family of brands to help (such as Tag Heuer, Hublot, and Zenith), it could be a powerhouse high-end fashion watch brand. Until that day comes (or never does) we have to look at these quite rare creations from afar. My close interest with Louis Vuitton started with the Tambour Diver watch, a beautiful piece that really needs to be on more wrists (including my own). Though its high price and utter rarity on the used market hasn't made it part of my collection yet. Though if I really wanted, I could get it from Louis Vuitton's website for ,700 - ,500 depending on the strap - but I digress!
To my knowledge, Longio is one of the only Chinese watch brands trying to push and market their tourbillon watches aggressively. I reviewed one of their Telamon 1000m Tourbillon Dive watches here, and originally discussed Longio Chinese tourbillon watches here. You can find more information about the brand in those articles. Here I would like to share with you a few of their new, or other pieces. I visited them at Baselworld and snapped some shots - though the above images of the green numeraled Asamara Tourbillon were sent to me from Longio themselves.