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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

13 NEW Galleries added to Time2watch.net!

I have finally updated my Articles page and added 13 NEW Galleries!

Here are the NEW ones:

BALL FIREMAN CRTS
BALL FIREMAN IONOSPHERE
BALL MASTER II AVIATOR GMT
BALL MASTER II WORLDTIME DIVER
BALL TRAINMASTER PULSOMETER
ETERNA KON TIKI 4-HAND
ETERNA KON TIKI 1973
ISOFRANE
IWC AQUATIMER 2000
LINDE WERDELIN THE ONE
MAGRETTE PACIFIC
RESCO PATROIT
SCHAUMBURG AQM II

I will try to be more vigilant in the future and not wait so long to put up new Galleries.

ENJOY!!!

NEW - BREITLING Chronomat 44 GMT



BREITLING Chronomat 44 GMT
Breitling presents the Chronomat GMT in a new 44 mm diameter, ready to conquer wrists at the four corners of the globe. In addition to its slightly smaller size, this new version stands out for the rotating bezel which displays a third time zone over 24 hours. The Breitling 04 calibre – COSC-certified and developed and manufactured entirely by Breitling – ensures unprecedented ease of use. Breitling achieves what travellers everywhere have dreamed of: to move instantly to the time and date of their destination, and continue to keep time in their home city over 24 hours, with no loss of precision in the minute display.
MovementAutomatic, Breitling 04 manufacture calibre, COSC-certified, 28,800 vib/h, 47 jewels, power reserve of more than 70 hours
FunctionsHours, minutes, seconds, date, second time zone over 24 hours on the dial, third time zone on the bezel, chronograph to ¼ of a second, 30-minute and 12-hour counters, tachymeter
CaseStainless steel, 44 mm
Bi-directional ratcheted rotating bezel
Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Water-resistant to 200 m / 20 bar
DialSierra silver, Onyx black, Metallica or Blackeye blue, Blackeye grey or Metallica brown
Hour and minute hands and hourmarkers enhanced with Superluminova
Tachymeter scale on the flange
Bracelet/StrapBarenia leather, crocodile, Ocean Racer rubber, Diver Pro rubber or Pilot steel


Breitling

Friday, January 27, 2012

Linde Werdelin The One - PICTORAL PART 2

I took enough pictures to fill 2 BLOG posts, imagine that! In this series you will find the "standard" wrist-shots, some comparison pictures with my IWC Aquatiomer 2000 and a couple of lume shots. ENJOY!












For the record, my wrist is 7 inches in diameter and the IWC Aquatimer 2000 is 45mm in diameter across the bezel.

Linde Werdelin

Linde Werdelin The One - PICTORAL PART 1

I recently had the pleasure of photographing a very special dive watch and what an incredibly photogenic subject it turned out to be! I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them. And without further ado, I introduce to you the Linde Werdelin The One:













Stay tuned for PART 2

Linde Werdelin

Halios Puck starting to pop up on wrists!

The apply named Halios Puck is starting to make its presence known!


To see some cool "I JUST GOT MINE" shots, follow this link:

The PUCK scores on WUS

Whether you like it or not, you sure have to hand it to Halios for an original design and a truly CANADIAN nickname!

Halios

NEW - Benarus Meg 500

Following the heels of the supremely successful Benrarus Megalodon, here is the NEW Meg 500!

Excerpt from the Benarus Forum:

"What is a Meg 500?

It is a 500 meter Megalodon with an internal bi-directional bezel, lower profile, slimmer case back, lower double domed sapphire crystal, 47mm case. It uses the same bracelet, end links, and rubber strap as the Megalodon. We have 2 dial options and 9 variations. I will post all 9 variations in this thread in the next day or so. The Meg 500 will be available next week on our website for $850 + shipping. Price is subject to change in the future.

Here are the first 2 variations and a titanium Megalodon 4 to compare it with..."










Way to go Steve, this one really, really rocks! CONGRATS!!!

Benarus

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Topper Fine Jewellers gets a facelift!


If you've been collecting watches for any length of time, or have ever visited WatchUseek.com or TimeZone.com, then you know of Topper Fine Jewellers. On top of sponsoring the Ball Watch Forum on WUS, the team @ Toppers have undergone a complete remodel of their showroom store.

To document the process, they have kept a blog journal of their 4 month long transformation. You can find it here:

Topper Construction BLOG

If you have never dealt with Topper, then I highly recommend you give them a call, visit their website or better yet, drop in. Speak to Rob and tell him I sent you!

Topper Fine Jewelers is an Authorized Dealer for the following brands:

Anonimo
Ball
Bremont
Corum
Ebel
Ernst Benz
Glashutte Original
Hamilton
Longines
Michele
Omega
Orbita Watch Winders
Oris
Philip Stein
Rado
Wold Watch Winders
Zenith

They also offer a fine selection of pre-owned watches.

The grand re-opening is scheduled for February 3rd and 4th. Should you be in the San Francisco Bay area please join them for their first full scale watch event in their NEW store.

Topper Fine Jewelers since 1940

NEW RELEASE - Night Vision by Technomarine


Launch in April 2012

For the young, urban night owl, TechnoMarine introduces the new Night Vision. The watch’s monochromatic black-on-black  The design keeps the wearer under-the-radar during daylight hours, but when darkness falls and his social swirl comes to life, so too does the watch face in bold pops of color. In the dimly lit, after-hours atmosphere, telling time has never been easier thanks to the striking contrast of vibrant and glowing indexes against the canvas of  a midnight-hued dial.

Elsewhere on the watch, discreet splashes of color—along the side of the bezel and on the inner layer of the strap—are visible only to those that are in-the-know. Like the man who wears it, the Night Vision is subtle, sharp and supremely conīŦdent. It’s inconspicuous, but always stands apart from the crowd. As the evening’s escapades unfold, lead the way with the Night Vision






Fonction: Hour / M inute / Second / 24h /

Date / Chronograph with high quality quartz movement.
Size: 45 mm / 1.77 in.
Water resistance: 20 atm / 200 m / 660 ft with
a screwed crown that guaranties a perfect sealing.
Case: Stainless Steel 316L, Black PVD coated. Case: Stainless Steel 316L, Bla
Bezel: Stainless Steel 316L, Black PVD coated, rotating unidirectional.
Dial: Black with colored super luminova indexes.
Cover & Strap: Black cover, black and colored silicone strap.
Buckle: Ardillon buckle, Stainless Steel 316L Black PVD coated.

Technomarine

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

SIHH 2012 - EBERHARD & CO - Champion V


For over one century, Eberhard & Co. watches have born witness to man’s history, accompanying him in his endeavours to challenging the sky, the sea and his own limits. At the start of the 90s, the Swiss Maison launched the Champion collection, which it is reinterpreting today, retaining its original charisma, while giving it a more contemporary look. Elegance, refinement and sportsmanship are the characteristics of the new Champion V, a mechanical chronograph with automatic winding, whose style and technology blend together in harmonious versatility. Dedicated to the dynamic and sporty man, Champion V comes in different versions of dial and bezel that give it a distinctive personality and class. Waterproof to 5 atmospheres, housed in a 42.80 mm steel case, with convex sapphire crystal, the back is secured by 6 screws and embellished with a contrasting shiny and satin finish, and its steel bezel has a circular aluminium insert treated with “eloxage”. It offers a choice of wristbands: a leather strap with the buckle personalised “E&Co.”, or a steel “Chablis” bracelet. 

Eberhard & Co. Champion once again, in fact, Champion V!


Reference: 31063
Movement: calibre ETA 7750, mechanical chronograph with automatic winding, 3 counters: 30 minutes, 12 hours and small-seconds. Date at 4 o’clock.
Case: steel 
Diameter of the case: 42,80 mm.
Thickness of the case: 14,45 mm.
Case-back: with satin centre zone and satin external circular zone, polished, locked by 6 screws 
Strap attachment: 21.00 mm.
Water-resistance: 5 atm.
Crown: steel, screw-in, personalised “E”
Bezel: steel, with circular ring in aluminium coloured by iodine oxidation (eloxage) showing the hours scale 
Glass: sapphire, convex, anti-reflective on the inferior side
Dials: 
- white with white counters, ruthenium counters profile and flange
- white with white counters, counters profile and flange in brown colour
- white with white counters, counters profile and flange in black colour
- brown with brown counters, silvery counters profile and flange 
- black with black counters, counters profile and flange in black colour
- black with black counters, silvery counters profile and flange 
- blue with blue counters, counters profile and flange in white colour.
Counters with snailed finish.
Indexes - depending on the dial versions: rhodium-plated, satin-plated or ruthenium. Luminescent (C1).
Hands: baton-shaped, satin, luminescent (C1).
Counters hands: on the total black dial, luminescent in red colour
Strap: leather strap, with personalised buckle “E&C”
Bracelet: steel , Chablis


Eberhard & Co

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

PHOTO ESSAY: Ball WorldTime Diver

This is the 1st World Time watch that combines both a day AND date display.











I have been a Ball Watch fan for over a decade and every time I get my hands on a new one it blows me away. They keep raising the bar and this example is no exception.

Stay tuned, as I will be writing a full review shortly.

Ball Watch USA