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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

NEW - Steinhart Ocean 44 GMT

So what do you get when you cross a Rolex DSSD and an Explorer / GMT II, then price it at 1/20 the MSRP? VOILA!!!

The new Ocean Forty-Four GMT blue-red is our modern interpretation of a classic design, whose massive processing is a guarantee for high durability and superior quality. It will master any occasion and knows to impress with such sophisticated detailing as the sapphire crystal bezel inlay and a finely engraved Rehaut. In the world of sports watches, this is one of the very few examples in its price range which demonstrates such an excellent cost-performance ratio.

Technical Details
Item no.: T0214

ETA 2893-2 Swiss Made, automatic, hacking seconds
Jewels: 21 jewels

hour and minute central second hand
Date at 3 o'clock
hour and minute with Super Luminova BGW9
adjustable second time zone using swivel and watch hand
Case: stainless steel
Back: Stainless steel screwed , engraved
Diameter: 44 mm, without crown
height: 13,6 mm
Weight: 205 g
Dial: black
Crystal: Sapphire,inside double antireflection..
Bezel: sapphire crystal
Indices: Super Luminova BGW9
WaterRes: 300 meters / 990 feet 30 ATM acc. to DIN
Strap: stainless steel 22 mm, screwed
Buckle: stainless steel, safety clasp

450 EUR    19% VAT incl. 379 EUR without 19% VAT 

More details and MANY (including Pepsi / Coke bezel options) more pictures at the Steinhart website:

44 on Steinhart

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

MANY new pics of the NEW MarcelloC Hydrox!

Just got these from Uschi Kainz of MarcelloC:



And how about this amazing bracelet?

Here is the email that came along with the pictures. Now please keep in mind that Herr Kainz' mother tung is German, not English!

"Dear sir,

here the new HYDROX from MARCELLO C is! It is us therefore a special joy to present to you this fascinating waterproof watch! HYDROX - the name rises from the inhaled gas mixture from hydrogen and oxygen, which is used when equipment dipping in very large depth. HYDROX conceived as a reinrassige waterproof watch for men in a world, which does not bear compromises. It stands for highest reason: No gram bacon, redundant details, does not reduce to the absolutely substantial. The development of HYDROX was time intensive and fastidious. Begun undertaken by extensive Design studies, with which the high requirements of dipping had to be considered, over numerous prototypes and an extensive test operation, to have we everything, in order to be able to present you a really unusual clock. Of course HYDROX with the MARCELLO C-typical high quality of workmanship and precision is manufactured - the basis for maximum maximum stress and reliability! Prepare forwards on the most dangerous waterproof watch of the world - HYDROX will rob the breath from you!"

Thank you Herr Kainz for providing these exclusive pictures!

UPDATE - I was doing a little surfing and found someone who owns one already! How cool is that? Check it out:

Hydrox on DWC 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

NEW - Clerc Hydroscaph Steel GMT

Clerc begins the year with the Hydroscaph Steel GMT, one of the world’s most sophisticated diver’s watches. Water-resistant to 1,000 metres, it revisits the underwater world in confident and dynamic style, resolutely geared up for adventure. Sporting a new material, colour and dial, the collection is optimised while maintaining its characteristic design features: the 103-part octagonal case, extreme readability, and the automatic helium valve.
MovementAutomatic, exclusive Calibre C606, 28,800 vph, 28 jewels, bevelled bridges adorned with “Côtes de Genève” motif and blued screws, 45-hour power reserve
FunctionsHours, minutes, seconds, date, dual time-zone display and power-reserve indicator
Case316L steel, 44.6 mm
Exclusive crown-activated rotating bezel mechanism
Automatic helium valve
Sapphire crystal with anti-glare treatment, front and back
Water-resistant to 1,000 m
DialSecond time zone at 12 o’clock
Power-reserve indicator disc at 6 o’clock
Date window at 3 o’clock
Bracelet/StrapCrocodile-patterned rubber with folding clasp


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tawatec E.O. Diver - 1st IMPRESSIONS

I must say, I was not sure what to expect when the Tawatec diver arrived. One of my coworkers has a Luminox Colormark diver and I thought it would be pretrty much the same.... I WAS WRONG!

Here are some quick and dirty pictures for you:

Now I know Jason Bourne wears a Tag Heuer Link Chrono in the movies (*cough* product placement), but if he was "real" THIS is the watch that would be strapped to his wrist! The Luminox is what you wear when you want to look like Special Forces. The Tawatec is the watch you wear if you ARE Special Forces!

Everything about this watch screams TACTICAL, hence the name. It is also very, very light and despite its large 46mm frame, it is extremely wearable, even on my humble 7" wrist! This is now my “go to” watch for anything physical PERIOD.

Much more when I complete my review…


Super COOL review of the new DJR LPR!

Ariel Adams is, by far, the most prolific watch blogger I know. In this post Ariel reviews the new Diverscope LPR. Follow the link!

DJR review on Ablogtoread.com


Since it was founded in 1963, Swiss Military Hanowa has excelled in the development of trendy, sporty watches at affordable prices. The Flagship, with its classic design and understated black or silver dial, is a perfect example of this philosophy. The applied luminescent hourmarkers and date window at 3 o’clock provide instant legibility, while the stainless steel case flows seamlessly into the stainless steel bracelet. The attractive rounded curves of this watch are underscored by the simple red Swiss Military Hanowa logo, a guarantee of Swiss Made quality.
MovementQuartz, calibre ISA 2330/103
FunctionsHours, minutes, seconds and date
Case316L stainless steel, 42 mm
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Screw-down back
Water-resistant to 100 m / 10 ATM
DialBlack or silvered
Black or blue rotating bezel
Luminescent hourmarkers and hands
Date window at 3 o’clock
Bracelet/StrapStainless steel with folding clasp
Other versionsFor ladies: ISA K83.SM calibre, 32 mm diameter


NEW - NOA MMTH 001 Automatic Chronograph

The new Mammoth collection is a perfect expression of the ambitions of N.O.A, offering a daring blend of innovative materials for a simple and yet highly sophisticated design. The colours and shapes showcase the brand’s identity codes with a predominant black look and softened angles. The applied oversized hour-markers on the inner bezel ring represent another signature feature, appearing in this instance as 12 Superluminova-coated dots.
MovementAutomatic, ETA Calibre 2824-2, Soprod 2030 chronograph module
FunctionsHours, minutes, seconds and chronograph
CaseBlack DLC-treated sandblasted stainless steel or carbon fibre, 48 mm
Notched bezel and screw-locked crown in vulcanised rubber
Sapphire crystal with anti-glare treatment and numbered transparent caseback
Water-resistant to 100 m
DialBlack with hollowed gridwork texture
Superluminova-coated hands and dot-shaped hour-markers on the inner bezel ring
Minute and small seconds counters at 9 and 3 o’clock respectively
Bracelet/StrapVulcanised rubber with DLC-treated stainless steel folding clasp


NEW - Eberhard Chrono 4 Géant Edition Limitée

Eberhard & Co. presents a 1887-piece limited edition (celebrating the company’s founding date) of its star model with four aligned counters. This new all-titanium version not only confirms the compact and dynamic nature of this line, but also highlights a noticeable evolution. The case is now distinguished by its daring and original shape, while the multi-layered dial features an applied central ring and a tachometric scale on the inner bezel ring. Details ensuring a strong and decisive impact include the large 46 mm case, the rotating bezel studded with PVD-treated screws and the motto “never forget who you are” engraved on the satin-brushed caseback.
MovementAutomatic with 4 horizontally aligned counters (minutes, hours, 24 hours and small seconds), Calibre EB. 251, 12½ lignes, 53 jewels.
FunctionsHours, minutes, seconds, date, 24-hour display, chronograph and tachometer
CaseTitanium, 46 mm
Cambered sapphire crystal with anti-glare treatment
Unidirectional rotating bezel
Screw-in satin-brushed and engraved caseback
Water-resistant to 200 m / 20 atm
Dial“Black or” anthracite, featuring an applied central ring adorned with “Côtes de Genève” motif
Inner bezel ring with tachometric scale (km/h)
Date window at 12 o’clock
Bracelet/StrapVertical-grooved rubber strap or titanium bracelet with personalised titanium buckle


NEW - Aquanautic Super King Hydro Craft

With its complex laser-sculpted case and powerful design, the new Aquanautic is entirely in line with the brand traditions. Combining the two elements of water and air has given rise to a stunning chronograph with a dual time-zone display. Its readability adapts to depths of down to 500 metres, while the locking system of its double crown is designed like a decompression chamber. The result is a model guaranteeing absolute security for both divers and pilots.
MovementAutomatic, Valjoux Calibre 7750, 46-hour power reserve
FunctionsHours, minutes, seconds, day, date, dual time-zone and chronograph
CaseStainless steel, titanium and black PVD or 18K pink gold, 47 mm
Sapphire crystal with double anti-glare treatment
Unidirectional rotating bezel
Screw-locked crowns and pushers with security lock
Water-resistant to 500 m / 5 ATM
Luminova hands and hour-markers
Dual time-zone display on inner bezel
Hour, minute and seconds counters at 6, 12 and 9 o’clock respectively
Day and date windows at 4.30 and 7.30
Bracelet/StrapHand-stitched red leather with rubber lining, double folding clasp

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

NEW - Tissot Seastar 1000 Chronograph

With its imposing design and its extremely sturdy case water-resistant to 300 m, the Seastar 1000 by Tissot continues the brand’s incursion into the diving world. This chronograph combines the performances of an automatic movement with the noble aesthetic appeal of a timepiece that defies the oceans and featuring a number of nods to the maritime world. A unidirectional rotating bezel, a wristband with diving buckle as well hands and markers coated with Superluminova to ensure perfect readability. Each model also has a helium valve for saturation diving – an additional step that Tissot is taking in the underwater depths, a field in which it is gaining ever increasing expertise.
MovementAutomatic, Calibre CO1.211
FunctionsHours, minutes, seconds, date and chronograph
CaseBlack or blue PVD-treated stainless steel, 48 mm
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Screw-locked crown, pushers and screw-in caseback
Helium valve
Water-resistant to 300 m / 30 bars
DialBlack, blue, black and white or black and orange
Superluminova-coated markers and hour and minute hands
Blue chronograph hands
Hour, minute and seconds counters at 6, 12 and 9 o’clock respectively
Date window at 3 o’clock
Bracelet/Strap316L stainless steel bracelet with safety fastening and diving extension; rubber strap with folding clasp


Monday, February 14, 2011

NEW - Gc Sport Class XXL Blackout

Gc is enriching its ceramic range with this tone-on-tone matt black chronograph that lives up to its name, Blackout. One simply cannot miss its imposing 45 mm case with its grey luminescent hour-markers or the minute-circle engraved directly on the bezel. Inspired by the automobile world, its powerful lines will appeal to self-confident men who like to stand out from the crowd.

Quartz, Ronda 5022
Matt black ceramics, 45 mm
Ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel with engraved minute-circle
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 100 m / 10 ATM
Matt black
Applied luminescent grey Arabic numerals and hour-markers
30-minute and 60-second counters at 10 and 6 o’clock respectively
Date window at 4 o’clock
Matt black ceramics with folding clasp

Sunday, February 13, 2011

NEW - Rebellion Predator Chrono Mono-Pusher

Developed in collaboration with designer Eric Giroud, the Predator remains true to the Rebellion spirit: uncompromising authenticity and assertive design, quality and performance. This decidedly masculine timepiece boasts technical and aesthetic features drawn directly from the world of racing cars, from the disc brakes to the pedals. The multi-layered round case can be customized to the buyer’s taste.

Automatic, RE-1 calibre, 28,800 vib/h, 50-hour power reserve
Hours, minutes, sectorial seconds, chronograph and power reserve indicator
Steel or steel/ceramic, red gold or red gold/ceramic, 48 mm
Bezel fastened with 8 Rebellion screws
Water-resistant to 100 m
Black DLC honeycomb
Steel hour hand, minute hand, and hourmarkers with Superluminova
Minute and sectorial seconds counters at 3 and 9 o’clock respectively
Black rubber with patented folding clasp in steel, ceramic or red gold

Friday, February 11, 2011

Eterna Super KonTiki 1973 L.E. - 1st IMPRESSIONS!

Eterna has always had a special place in my heart. Especially the KonTiki!

Here are some quick & dirty pictures of their new 1973 L.E.:

Can you do this with your mesh bracelet?

For those of you who love the look of vintage watches, but do not feel like dealing with the issues that come along with owning 30+ year old watches, this is the watch for you!

It is the closes "re-issue" of a classic dive watch I have ever seen. For fun, here is the original in all its glory:

The above image is from this wonderful page:

KonTiki IDF on Scubawatch.org

I have never been a fan of mesh bracelets, but this one is extra special. It is by far the most supple and comfortable I have ever worn. The dial is perfectly executed and the case is nicely polished all the way around.

An Eterna KonTiki 200m Chronometer was my very 1st mechanical dive watch. I managed to find this image of one just like it:

Shamelessliy lifted from www.Watchcat.com

At the time it was my largest watch (38mm), my how times have changed... lol...

Well, this "new" re-issue makes my heart race just like my 1st KonTiki. They really are special watches.

Much more when I complete my review!


The making of the Tissot Sea-Touch

Found this one here:


NEW - Porsche Design P'6930 Chronograph

It’s not trying to hide it. In fact, it’s very proud of it! The P’6930 chronograph draws its inspiration from the legendary P’6910 and offers a variant with a consciously technical appeal. Its precision is enhanced by the use of titanium, the brand’s signature. An intersect between the automobile industry and watchmaking, it boasts many elements that evoke the Carrera GT: the pedal-shaped pushpieces, the grooved strap with its tyre-tread design, and the 7750 calibre “steering-wheel” rotor. A powerful, discreet and functional timekeeper, with well-oiled engineering.

Automatic, Valjoux 7750 calibre, COSC-certified, 28,800 vib/h, 25 jewels, 131/4 lignes, 48-hour power reserve
Titanium or black PVD-coated titanium, 47 mm
Anti-reflective, scratch-resistant convex sapphire crystal with minute-circle printed on the underside
Sapphire crystal back
Water-resistant to 50 m / 5 ATM
ck honeycomb
White skeleton hands, Arabic numerals and baton hourmarkers rhodium-plated or coated with green Superluminova
Black hour, minute and small seconds counters at 6, 12 and 9 o’clock respectively
Black, red-tipped direct-drive centre seconds hand
Date at 3 o’clock
Grooved black natural rubber, matching folding clasp in titanium

Porsche Design

NEW - Wenger Squadron Chronograph

The Squadron by Wenger is dedicated to the pilots of rescue squadrons who know just how important it is to be able to rely on their timepiece. Meeting the highest demands in terms of precision, readability and reliability, this black-clad chronograph pursues a double mission: to become a genuine working instrument or, on a more modest scale, to be the watch of passionate enthusiasts. Whatever its destiny, its original design and its technical qualities will appeal to both professionals and devotees appreciative of its sporting spirit and its understated, modern lines.

Black PVD-coated 316L stainless steel or brushed and polished stainless steel, 43 mm
Sapphire crystal
Unidirectional rotating bezel
Water-resistant to 100 m
Black or white
Superluminova-enhanced hour-markers and hour and minute hands
Hour, minute and small seconds counters at 6, 9 and 3 o’clock respectively
Date window at 4 o’clock
Silicon strap or 316L stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp


NEW - Cimier Seven Seas Blue Marlin

Oceans are an unending source of inspiration for Cimier ! The famous Seven Seas family now welcomes the Blue Marlin collection composed of three simple yet spectacular models. Functionality is the watchword for these sporty-minded timepieces. The black, blue or silver-toned dial is thus devoid of any superfluous details, while the bidirectional rotating bezel displays a second time zone, and the hands and hour-markers are enhanced with Superluminova. In an ultimate maritime reference and a nod to the collection name, a blue marlin adorns the caseback partially revealing the movement.

Automatic ETA 2842-2, modified with blued screws
316L stainless steel, 43 mm
Sapphire crystal with anti-glare treatment
Screw-in caseback with sapphire crystal window and blue marlin engraving
Black or blue PVD-treated bidirectional rotating bezel
Water-resistant to 100 m / 10 ATM
Black, blue or silver-toned with Superluminova-enhanced hands and hour-markers
Date at 3 o’clock
Hand-sewn black or brown waterproof calfskin leather strap or steel bracelet with folding clasp


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

NEW - Hamilton Pan Europ

Building on a rich heritage of watchmaking know-how, Hamilton is offering a revisited and gently nostalgic interpretation of the Pan Europ, the brand’s first automatic chronograph launched in 1971 and equipped with the famous Calibre 11. With its sturdy, slightly square case, its red hands making a striking contrast with the deep blue dial and bezel, the new Pan Europ radiates tradition viewed from a resolutely contemporary perspective. The 1,971-piece limited edition is equipped with a Swiss high-grade automatic chronograph movement, the H31 calibre.

Automatic, Calibre H31, 60-hour power reserve
Stainless steel, 45 mm
Sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 10 bar (100 m)
Blue Dial
Colourful nickel hands
Blue unidirectional rotating bezel
Counters at 9 and 3 o’clock
Date window at 6 o’clock


Saturday, February 5, 2011

NEW - Cover Co145 Diver

Safety, functionality and sturdiness are just some of this timepiece’s qualities. Designed for divers and sportsmen, the ultra-resistant Cover Co145 Diver establishes its identity with a screw-down crown and non-slip rotating bezel, while the very legible dial and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal provide optimal reading of the indications to a depth of 200 meters.

Quartz ETA
Stainless steel, Black or white ceramic bezel, Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, WR to 50 m
Black or white natural mother-of-pearl, Applied hourmarkers
Braqcelet / Strap:
Stainless steel set with black or white facetted ceramics, folding clasp