Attached to the Patek Philippe 5200 Gondolo 8-Day are blue or black alligator straps. It is a beautifully classy watch with a modern heart that no doubt is meant to strike a chord with Patek's more fashionable or more technical fans. With a long power reserve and simple day/date mechanism, this is also a good (albeit expensive) daily wear in the Patek Philippe range. It hints at the style of the brand's grande complication watches, and is certainly more unique than their three-hand models. Nevertheless, it offers a relaxed look that will surely sit well on the wrists of many of Patek's mature wearers Price is ,400. patek.com
The non-limited Ball for BMW watch is the Power Reserve model. This piece has arguably the most complex dial, but is also very appealing in its design. Note how different Ball for BMW watches look better with either a light or dark colored dial. The Power Reserve has a deep dial with a power reserve indicator thanks to its Chronometer Certified Swiss ETA 2897 automatic movement. Again on this model the relatively thin bezel of the entire range helps the dial look as large and impressive as possible.Read more ›
Since this is not a review of the SKX779, we will fast forward many years to the present to find that I had sold that older Seiko Black Monster as I eventually felt it to be technically similar but aesthetically inferior to my Seiko SKX007 watch. The Monster was everything I was promised to me, but the relatively out-dated movement (no hacking or hand winding) and very casual "tool-ish" design meant it would often play second string to one of my other watches Having said that, we still feel that it was/is an extremely good "first mechanical watch choice."
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YouTube video created by NAWCC members: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtvpeiYlBwc
What are some key take-away points from the video? First, the e-commerce is more than just "in," but seems to be catching up to traditional retail sales. Next, large brands are increasingly focusing on direct to consumer retail (both on and off-line) which offers more control and larger margins (something I predicted and discussed in full in this article here). Tablets may offer a sweet spot for online luxury sales as evidenced by current trends, and brands such as Tiffany & Co, Tissot, and Cartier are doing fantastically online. They also happen to all have well-functioning online retail operations. One interesting prediction that would not surprise me is that the video suggest Rolex will open an e-commerce store in the next year or so. The video is narrated by L2's founder Scott Galloway and is worth checking out if any of this interests you.
As it stands by itself, it is an interesting concept to divide the two versions into Northern and Southern Hemispheres. However, that I was given the Southern Hemisphere version without knowing anything about it, and facing the problems I did, really brings to light the fact that most world-timers are northern hemisphere-centric. I certainly did not know that, and if you want a world-timer with a different list of cities than every other, then this one should be right up there on your list.
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Hexa states that luminance is by American Lüm-Tec and this is lume worth noting. If you transition from a brighter environment to a slightly lesser one, you will definitely be seeing this watch glow. If you happened to find yourself at a 3+hour progressive rock concert where the use of cell phones is discouraged you would still be able to check the time during the last encore with ease. Laugh if you must but I consider it a valid test (don't judge me).Read more ›
Because while he is known for his complex creations and love of the high-tech, his spare time is spent exploring a second passion set more in antiquity than you may think.
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This is part 2 of a 2 part interview.
Casio G-Shock's 30th anniversary is a great opportunity for the brand to celebrate and to create some international buzz while they are at it. They clearly want to make this interesting and memorable for as wide of an audience as possible and this new limited edition plays an important role in that. Announced just recently at G-Shock's 'Shock The World' event in New York, this new piece is dedicated to Eminem (who performed at the event) and is officially called the GDX6900MNM-1. It is now part of the 'newly-revamped' XL-6900 family - an almost 10% bigger, enhanced version of the very popular 6900 series.Read more ›
While a Navy Pilot, Kelly attended test pilot school. According to him, the difference between being a pilot and being a test pilot is that test pilots are taught how planes actually work. In fact, most of the pilots who end up being astronauts are trained as test pilots. It got me thinking; exactly how does someone become an astronaut? Since the late 1960's a lot kids grew up wanting to be an astronaut. But just like a cowboy, there never seemed to be a class in school for it, or a major in college.
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