Being auctioned off is a $4,000 Breitling Yellow Gold Wrist Watch. Cal. 2892 A2 nickel lever movement, 38 jewels, silvered dial, minute and 1/5 seconds divisions, subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 12-hour and 30-minute registers, outer graduation for the slide rule and the tachometer scale, Feuille hands, 18k yellow gold case, reeded bezel, snap on case back, case, dial, and movement signed, with an 18k yellow gold Breitling folding clasp.
LV has designed neat time pieces before, but nothing like this, a Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon Smartwatch. It’s the company’s first connected smartwatch. Developed in connection with Google and Qualcomm using a Swiss-made 42mm convex case, joints moved by Android Wear. You’d never know it looking at the screen, which shows one of several of customizable faces based on Louis’s real-life watch collection. Maybe, critical for some of you that own a few of the company’s leather goods, you can choose from 30 different straps that interchange quickly, so you won’t have to settle for a traditional monogram strap clashing with your graphite wallet.
BOOM! – GRENADE, the desk clock is on your table, ready to give you the time but mainly adding an original & fun touch to your environment. As the name indicates, BOMBERG’s desk clock is small, fierce, powerful and efficient, an item every BOMBERG lover needs.
BOMBERG designed the GRENADE as a desk clock, bringing their extraordinary, original and unique style in order to customize any place you are at. This new innovative creation puts BOMBERG ahead in the game by creating a purpose for your watch anywhere you are and for any situation, once again. Both your wrist and desk will be filled by BOMBERG’s uniqueness in the watch industry. What do we mean by unique? The BOMBERG GRENADE surpasses the classic ideology of watch making by creating yet another disruptive and unconventional accessory.
The GRENADE’s unconventional design is an eye catcher on every desk and underlines the rebellious, masculine yet playful side of every man.
This desk clock is available in two references, creating a perfect harmony between your desk and your wrist. One of the GRENADE models is made out of stainless steel while the other is in Gun Metal PVD, both are supported by the patented Bayonet system and adapted to all the BOLT-68 (45mm) models.
BOMBERG GRENADE is not only a desk clock, it’s a piece of art for your home and work!
THE POWER RESERVE OF EIGHT DAYS IS PART OF THE HISTORY OF OFFICINE PANERAI. Between the end of the 1940s and the early 1950s Panerai used a 16-ligne Angelus calibre which would run for eight days without being wound: a very long power reserve to meet the requirements of the commandos of the Italian Navy, who during their operations had to be able to rely on an instrument of complete and enduring reliability. This tradition lives again today with the P.5000 calibre, the new hand-wound movement with an eight-day power reserve which makes its debut in the new Luminor Marina 8 Days Oro Rosso.
The new timepiece respects the classic aesthetics of the Luminor Marina, notable for the minimalist design of the case and dial. The case is 44mm in diameter and it is immediately recognizable by the bridge device with locking lever to protect the winding crown. It is available in 5Npt red gold, a distinctive alloy with a high percentage of copper that gives it a particularly deep color, and a certain amount of platinum that helps to prevent oxidation. Constructed of two superimposed discs ensuring the clearest legibility, the brown dial has large baton hour markers and figures, with the small second’s dial at 9 o’clock.
The P.5000 hand-wound mechanical calibre, visible through the sapphire crystal window set in the back, has been completely developed and made in the Officine Panerai manufacture at Neuchâtel. With a diameter of 15¾ lignes and a thickness of 4.5 mm, it is very robustly constructed. A large plate with brushed finish and diamond-polished chamfering almost completely conceal the mechanism, while revealing the variable inertia balance which oscillates at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour. The long running time is achieved by two spring barrels connected in series which store the power reserve of eight days. It is completed by a strap of brown alligator, with a buckle made of the same material as the case.
MVMT has produced several cool watches within the past two years I’ve noticed. Now, adding to the cool guy collection they have sprung upon us gents the Black Rose Collection. Which is designed with rose colored hands matched against a black background face.Watch costs a
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My very first AVI-8 watch was purchased inside of a TJMaxx while visiting San Diego, CA for work in Fall 2016. Following my first purchase of brand AVI-8, I’ve taken a lot more notice in their label designs. The Hawker Hunter named after the military jetliner that first operated in service for the RAF in the early 1950s is evident. Snugly banded to the wrist amidst a hand joined vintage authentic leather strap – the AV 4052 is a grand, utilitarian and special aviation inspired timepiece like no other.
Driving through the Vallée de Joux, you pass more watch brands than you can count. But we went straight to the heart of the town of Le Sentier to visit Jaeger-LeCoultre. There we sat down with Marketing and Technical Director Stéphane Belmont to take a closer look at one of Jaeger’s latest creations, the Gyrotourbillon Three. For more, go to http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/the-road-to-basel-episode-3-in-depth-with-the-jaeger-lecoultre-gyrotourbillon-three
A detailed description of FP Journe’s latest timepieces, the Chronometre Optimum. For full details, visit HODINKEE: http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/in-depth-the-fp-journe-chronometre-optimum
In this HODINKEE exclusive, we go inside the vault of Girard-Perregaux, North America. No one has ever been allowed inside…until us. For full details, visit HODINKEE: http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/video-inside-the-vault-of-girard-perregaux-north-america
We’ve already told you about the incredible $13 million Rolex Daytona sale that took place this past week in Geneva. Fifty watches were sold, fifty records were set. The excitement in the air was palpable, and now you can get a little taste of what it was like to be there for yourself. Enjoy. For more, go to http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/video-scenes-from-the-christies-rolex-daytona-lesson-one-auction
Today we will be showing you two new watches. They are new in the sense that they are completely never before seen references, with not only entirely new calibers but entirely new calibers built an entirely new way. But these watches won’t shock you – Jaeger-LeCoultre is too clever for that. No, these two watches are a continuation of a theme first set forth by the watchmaker’s watchmaker in spring of 2014. It was then that we saw the rebirth of the Geophysic, a classical watch with a specially tuned movement that would provide amazing accuracy and durability without sacrificing elegance. Today, we take this idea two steps further. For the full story, go to http://www.hodinkee.com/articles/the-jaeger-lecoultre-geophysic-true-second
This is one we’ve been waiting for. Ever since that day about six months ago when Jaeger-LeCoultre showed us the very first working samples of its new Geophysic 1958, readers have wanted to know more about it. The question we most often received when would it be available for purchase? The answer to that is, well, right now. For the full story, go to: http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/video-a-close-examination-of-the-jaeger-lecoultre-geophysic-1958
Sadly, every journey must come to an end, and ours was no exception. After spending 12 days on the road, covering more than 1,000 miles across Great Britain, including quite a few parked in a ferry across the Irish Sea, the finishing line was in our sights, and lucky for us, it was conveniently marked on the ground. The Greenwich Meridian would signal the end of an epic road trip. For the full story, go to https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/episode-5-the-royal-observatory-of-greenwich
Consider there are significantly more old watches that need service each year than there are new watches that need to be made, and yet the Swiss invest so significantly into watchmakers for creation and yet barely consider after-sales service. In this video, we head up to Manfredi Jewels in Greenwich, CT, to talk about this, and see why now more than ever we need qualified repairmen via a detailed look at servicing one of the most iconic timepieces in history – the Omega Speedmaster Professional. For the full story, go to http://www.hodinkee.com/articles/servicing-the-speedmster-at-manfredi
See the original story here: http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/the-road-to-basel-episode-1-seeing-the-unseen-with-vacheron-constantin
The Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue, a Basel World 2013 release, has all the makings of the watch of 2013, from a consumer standpoint. It may not tout any technical firsts or take any aesthetic risks, but what it does, it does really, really well. Here I’ll provide you with a window into my own relationship with the brand new Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue….
Read the full review here: http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/a-week-on-the-wrist-the-tudor-heritage-chrono-blue
With its history dating back to the 1600s, the minute repeater is arguably watchmaking’s most romantic complication. And today no maker produces more storied and special minute repeaters than Patek Philippe. Recently we had the amazing opportunity to go hands-on with nine, yes NINE, modern Patek Philippe minute repeaters side-by-side in a sound proof chamber – and of course we had to film and record everything for you. Check out the full story here: http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/video-the-entire-patek-philippe-minute-repeater-collection-chiming-for-your-enjoyment
On the road from Geneva to the sleepy village of Le Solliat in the Vallée de Joux, one will drive past the likes of Audemars Piguet, of Patek Philippe, of Blancpain and Breguet, of Jaeger-LeCoultre and Vacheron Constantin. This one road is home to what is the vast majority of the finest mechanical watchmakers on the planet – the epicenters of horological micro-engineering that we fawn over on the wrists of friends, at the annual trade shows, and on auction catalog covers. And yet, when we drove down this very road last month en route to Basel World 2013, it wasn’t any of these grande manufactures for which I was giddy with excitement. No, it was a visit to a small schoolhouse turned one-man watch studio that had me grinning from ear to ear. It was a visit to the atelier of legendary independent watchmaker Philippe Dufour, and here we document this incredible morning we spent together: http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/the-road-to-basel-episode-2-inside-the-atelier-of-the-legendary-philippe-dufour
Imagine one of the world’s foremost collectors of vintage Patek Philippe opening up his vault to the world. That is exactly what Michael Safdie has done with the newly opened Madison Time in NYC. This new hybrid of museum / boutique offers the chance to see every important reference Patek Philippe of the 20th century under one roof, and the option to take one home.
For the full story, visit HODINKEE: http://www.hodinkee.com/video-introducing-madison-fine-time-new-yorks