WOW! This watch fascinates me to no end.
Ariel, you lucky bugger! I am thoroughly envious.... NICELY DONE!!!
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Ariel's hands-on 3000m experience
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
It has been 2 years since the introduction of the 1st Dievas Vortex. Within the period, the watch has successfully cemented a permanent role in various watch collections as a robust, unique, hassle free, mission watch amongst horology enthusiasts and subsequently captured the true integral manufacturing essence of the company. At Dievas, we commit ourselves to progressive watchmaking by improvisation of an already exceptional timepiece, enhancing its composition and elevating its adaptability for specific roles. Closely following the 'form follows function' theme, the all new Vortex Professional is precision matte black finished watch, increased legibility and always dependable. Knowing the limited target audience such a non-conformist black watch will receive, we build it specially to cater to the taste and needs of serving operators and military connoisseurs.
Friday, April 1, 2011
|Corum’s extreme sports range introduces a new model and a new function with the Admiral's Cup Chrono 46 Dive. Although slightly smaller, it features the same clean lines and strong design as its predecessors. Its highly recognizable 12-sided case is made of grade 5 titanium and water-resistant to 300 meters. The dial in subtle shades of gray is encircled by an inner flange bearing the 12 nautical pennants that are the signature of the brand.|
From Baselworld 2011, BALL Watch Company is proud to unveil to all its facebook fans the Engineer Hydrocarbon Ceramic XV, an astonishing timepiece that displays a perfect calibration of time within an environment that blends esthetic design and sophisticated technology.
BALL latest timepiece is designed to master extreme situations of any kind. Rugged and reliable, the new EH Ceramic XV is a merge of power, innovation, aesthetic elegance and shows the continuous developments BALL Watch Company carries out in materials, functions and design.
To start, on the dial finely honed, details show the complexity of workmanship that has gone into every element of this timepiece. The grooved hour track is complemented by elegantly faceted steel hour markers and a “réhaut” displays the minutes. First worldwide and under BALL patent, the metallic Arabic and hour indexes are completed with the 3H Swiss technology. BALL self powered micro gas tubes give an outstanding legibility, even in the absolute darkness. Each of the 31 gas tubes have been manually set by expert hands.
With his ergonomically redesigned case of 42mm for a slimmer height of 13.25mm, the Engineer Hydrocarbon Ceramic XV now provides improved supreme comfort of wearing. The combination of polished and brushed stainless steel gives to the watch, in all its understated beauty, a very elegant touch.
Also new for BALL Watch, the extremely hard pure ceramic unidirectional bezel which gives to this model exceptional anti-corrosive properties. The black-chrome ceramic remains unaffected by ultraviolet rays and is virtually scratchproof. The result is a new level of quality appearance and durability for the bezel. Further, and again first worldwide on a ceramic bezel, the graduation from 0 to 14, along with the digits 15, 30 and 45, have all a powerful luminescent paint treatment emitting a blue glow.
The crowning technical touch in this watch is its chronometer-certified ETA 2892 movement, with date calendar, delivering extreme precision. The watch is water-resistant up to 333 meters, shock resistant and even magnetic fields up to 4,800 A/m leave the mechanism unmoved.
As final tribute, the case back features an engraved representation of Jim Whittaker, first American to summit Mount Everest. This model has as well inherited the number “XV”, from the first name the Great Trigonometric Survey of British India gave to the Everest in 1856 , then known as Peak XV.
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The latest evolution of the Engineer Hydrocarbon Magnate rises to a considerable new challenge that combines powerful and dynamic styling with its most distinguished expression. Tough and attractive by equal measure, the new Magnate Chronograph is designed and equipped to meet all the exacting demands of modern-day life.
Elegant and sportive, the Magnate Chronograph’s charm is manifested in its fine details – the 40 mm case, crafted from stainless steel, shows off a brushed finish that contrast pleasingly harmonious with the highly polished bezel and edge bevels. The satin dial, too, contributes to this impression and is a model of clarity. The inner magnifying glass covering the date window at the 12 o’clock position makes date reading as easy as it should be.
The Magnate Chronograph follows the designs of early chronographs with separate start/stop, reset buttons and two sub-dials, rather than the more contemporary three. The two sub-dials are used to represent continuous seconds at the three o’clock position and a 45 minutes counter at the nine o’clock position which is used in conjunction with the main second hand for the chronograph function.
BALL Watch gathers engineers experts with know-how to achieve a single objective: to create a utilitarian watch designed for people who demand optimal reliability. The Magnate Chronograph is powered by the BALL 2050 movement (ETA base movement), a self-winding movement with a chronograph module, and date display. BALL 2050 movement has earned an official chronometer certificate from the “Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC)”. This thorough 15-day test subjects each movement to various positions and temperatures, with a certain range of performance expected. The passage of these tests is proudly confirmed by the inscription “Chronometer” on the dial of the Magnate Chronograph.
The Magnate Chronograph engraved bezel can be used as a tachymeter to calculate speed by measuring elapsed time over a predetermined distance. The Magnate Chronograph is therefore a perfect instrument for measuring speed up to 400 units per hour whether expressed in kilometers or miles.
Loyal to its easy night reading function, BALL Watch has equipped the Magnate Chronograph with the 3H Swiss technology. Fourteen BALL micro gas tubes give this timepiece an outstanding reliability, even in the absolute darkness. The Magnate Chronograph is water-resistant up to 100 meters, shock resistant and anti-magnetic. The watch is mounted on a stainless steel strap with the triple folding clasp patented by BALL Watch Company or on a optional rubber strap. The dial is declined in three colors either black, white or blue.
All this makes the new Magnate Chronograph a very balanced timepiece with cutting-edge technology, maximum precision and a vibrant sporting character.