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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Halios Laguna FINALLY available!

Hi Guys,

I am going to be brutally honest here for a moment. I am starting to get sick of seeing run after run of the same boutique "cases", rebranded company after company. Halios is NOT like the others. They seem to beat to the sound of their own drum. I am very proud of their achievements to date and in my opnion, the Laguna is their next homerun! Check it out:

I especially like that new gray bezel. Keep it up Halios and guys, get 'em while their hot!


NEW - ONLY WATCH - L.V. Tambour Diver Chrono

Have been away for a while. Time to catch up!

Dang nabbit, is it wrong to like this one...?

From Jorge on TZ:

NEW - Ennebi Fondale Vintage Base (Ref. 9691)

Movement: Swiss made ETA6497 mechanical handwind movement
Dial: Engraved black dial with vintage luminous. Black hands
Case: AISI 316L Stainless steel
Case Back: AISI 316LStainless steel. Fastened by 6 special screws
Bezel: AISI 316L stainless steel. Non-rotating
Bezel Pointer: 750kt gold handcrafted Deepsea diver helmut index
Crown: Stainless steel thick "pancetta" crown
Lug: 24mm
Crystal: Domed organic crystal
Strap: 2 X Ennebi sign Italian made leather strap with Ennebi roller buckle. Black and tan
Water resistance: 3,000 feet / 1,000 meters
Dimensions: 50mm in diameter excluding crown, 18mm thick
Power Reserve: ~44 hours
Warranty: Guaranteed 2 year
Ennebi has introduced the Vintage Collection. Each model is strictly limited to only 33 pieces. Ennebi has used the latest engineering techniques to combine the authenticity of vintage timepieces with the legibility principles of a diving instrument, all in a single wristwatch.

The Ennebi Fondale's history can be traced back to the 1980s. In 1985, Alessandro Bettarini created a few prototyped professional diver and presented it to the attack divers of the Italian navy for evaluation.

Among the 2 prototypes developed, the Fondale as we see here was born. Although the Fondale performed remarkably well, meeting and exceeding every requirement by the Italian Navy, the Fondale was never produced due to insufficient order.

Almost 25 years down the road, the man from the original team of Pre-Vendome engineers who engineered the 2 prototypes, Alessandro Bettarini, set up Ennebi and brought the Fondale back to life. The Fondale Vintage is powered by a Swiss Made ETA6497 mechanical movement.

The utilitarian dial ensures time reading is optimal under any conditions. The big indices and hands are a must for diving expeditions. Unique black dial is handmade making each and every dial different. Each index and numbers are first engraved and then filled with vintaged luminous for optimal glow. Buying an Ennebi Fondale with an engraved dial is akin to buying a piece of art. They might not be perfect at times. But it adds to the overall charisma and uniqueness of the watch. A charm that no other watch can match.

On the bezel of each Fondale Vintage is a handcrafted 750kt gold index resembling a deep sea diver helmet. The massive 50mm micro-peened 316L stainless steel case is bead blasted throughout. A domed organic crystal tops it. All of these are engineered for 1000meters water resistance.

The stainless steel case back is engraved with the limited edition number “xx/33” and is secured by 6 special screws. The handmade leather straps are fixed onto the case with extra thick screw-in lug bars. Over engineered is the only way to describe the Ennebi Fondale Vintage.

  • Gnomon Price: US$ 3300

  • NEW - Graham Chronofigh​ter Oversize Diver

    Ref. 2OVEB.B40A  

    Date at 7 o'clock.
    Helium escape valve
    Hours, minutes, seconds
    Calibre G1734,

    Chronograph (seconds, 30 minutes counter)
    automatic bi-compax chronograph,
    28'800 A/h (4 hz),
    Incabloc shock absorber
    27 jewels
    Power reserve: 48 hours
    47 mm steel with black PVD case 

    Steel with black PVD left hand fast-action start/stop trigger
    and reset pusher with "Clous de Paris" high grip pattern
    Steel with black PVD bezel,
    rotating rim to measure decompression time
    Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on both faces
    Steel with black PVD case back with Royal Marine crown-symbol
    Water resistance
    1000 feet / 330 m

    Black nickel hands and indexes with black Super-LumiNova,
    black chrono and minutes counter's hands with orange tip
    Black dial and counters

    Ceramic pin buckle
    Integrated black rubber

    10'500 CHF