Robert Maron has dedicated at least two decades of his life to the purchase and sale of high-end timepieces, which also includes a number of rare and vintage models. Mayer's complaint further reminds the court that Maron is not only Harvard-educated, but also an attorney. Mayer's attorney has taken efforts to bolster Maron's sense of skills and education in order to suggest that Maron specifically defrauded Mayer into purchasing timepieces not worth the asking price.
3. Wait until the giveaway is over on May 15, 2014 for the winner to be chosen at random.
In celebration of Mother's Day in May and Father's Day in June, this month on aBlogtoWatch you can enter to win THREE Swatch watches that can be for dad, and mom, or anyone else in your family... and yourself. That's right three new for 2014 Swatch watches are available for your potential winning pleasure.
The Z-33 took a modern approach to the X-33 in regard to design, but kept much of what people liked about the original. A new black LCD screen used red numerals, and the overall functionality and dial design was very elegant. Omega decided to revive the classic Flightmaster case for the Z-33, which proved an unwise decision in hindsight. Omega admitted that it was not the best way to bring back the Flightmaster case because the resulting Z-33 was much too thick and controversially designed.
The newest generation Fifty Fathoms is no longer new, but it does represent a beautiful timeless design. Even when Blancpain updates this watch again, the "5015" generation Fifty Fathoms will still remain a beautiful item. It was released when large timepieces were still all the rage, and just before most dive watches began to use ceramic bezel inserts. Having said that, the rotating bezel insert is still very durable because it is made of sapphire crystal.
aBlogtoWatch offered a hands-on look at the Arnold & Son Time Pyramid watch last year - you can make your own determination on how interesting its design is. The highly skeletonized movement was inspired by a skeletonized British clock from around 1830. The triangular shape of the movement was the source of the "pyramid" part of the name. The 2014 Time Pyramid in steel offers a new look for the watch in contrast to the 18k red gold version. From lighter to darker, the movement in this model is finished in a dark gray color over the traditional Cote de Geneve and other decorative polishing techniques.
Second up is the seriously slick ALS Saxonia Automatic Outsize Date (ref. 308.047). Coming in at 37 x 9.7 mm, this automatic dress watch is signature Lange, featuring a beautifully balanced dial with a central outsized date at twelve and a large seconds display at six. Powered by the ALS in-house L921.4 Sax-0-Mat movement, the Saxonia Automatic Outside Date has a rather practical special feature. The Sax-0-Mat movement resets the seconds hand to zero when the crown is pulled out, allowing for fuss-free synchronization with an accurate time source.
Officially called the 144 St S Jubilee, while this new chronograph may look identical to the original 144, it actually boasts Sinn's TEGIMENT hardneded steel construction and a high grade black PVD finish. The original black 144 was not hardened and its black coating was actually chrome plating which was quite easily scratched. With a matching TEGIMENT steel and black PVD bracelet, Sinn has successfully updated the 144 without affecting its original and very successful design.
At launch Ritmo Mundo has launched 21 versions of the Quantum watch. While perhaps destined to be the most commercially successful, I do find the Quantum watches that play with asymmetry to be very interesting. As a rule timepieces should be symmetrical to be considered both legible, as well as attractive. When a designer produced a timepiece that experiments with asymmetry they are essentially flirting with disaster. When successful, an asymmetrical design looks great, but when not successful they leave much to be desired. With that said, Ritmo Mundo has some very nicely symmetrical Quantum watches, and two styles that play with asymmetry in very different ways.
That the caliber 985 is an automatic is even more impressive. I love high-complication automatic watches and having the convenience of self-winding is in my opinion always worth having a rotor that partially blocks the movement. For this watch, the solid gold rotor happens to be an aesthetic item unto itself. Engraved into the 22k pink gold rotor is a motif of the medal Jaeger-LeCoultre received at the 1889 Exposition Universelle. This was the world's fair and that year it was held in Paris. It is one of a few world's fair events that Jaeger-LeCoultre as a brand receiving some distinction.
In total, 2014 will see nine different new Aquatimers models. That doesn't include some color variations among the standard models such as the Aquatimer Chronograph or Aquatimer Automatic. The range has a large variety of styles, colors, materials, complications, and prices. Looking back to the original IWC Aquatimer watches from 1967, as we predicted last time, IWC was also heavily influenced by the watches they produced for Porsche Design in the early 1980s such as the famed (and amazing) Ocean 2000.
Why do you design watches and how did you get into doing so?
Now, if you're familiar with Alpina, you know that they've got quite the range of aviation watches, stemming from the fact that they supplied watches to military aviators in the first half of the twentieth century. That means it's not much of a leap for them to come up with a new model. While I'm not deeply familiar with others in the Startimer line, I do know that the Sunstar is a sharp-looking piece.
This movement is housed in an entirely new presentation for Dodance - a PVD finish of titanium nitride on the 42.5mm steel case. Along with increasing the durability and scratch-resistance of the case, it lends a "stealth" look to the piece. They've furthered this effect with the black dial, strap, and bezel. Now, in many watches, when they're being "blacked out", we really lose both the lines of the piece, and, more importantly, the readability.
My background is actually in Fine Art, so the creativity of the watches really struck a chord with me, and seeing the variety of materials and techniques used to make these beautiful objects opened up a whole world of possibilities.
Introducing The Rubber B Rolex Deepsea Glidelock Watch Strap
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Introducing The Rubber B Rolex Deepsea Glidelock Watch Strap