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A driver's watch, in the traditional sense, allowed the wearer to read the time at a glance from the side of their watch, with their hands on a steering wheel. The concept is probably about 100 years old, in some form or another, and while it doesn't necessarily apply today, the idea is interesting. I am not sure when the wedge-style driver's watch came about, but the design has led to an interesting "wearing experience" that is probably at its apex with the Horological<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><strong><a href=""></a></strong><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>(originally nicknamed "On The Road Again").</p><p>One of the most interesting things about the watch is the louvre system on the top of the case. A small lever allows the wearer to open and close the shutters, letting in light. This light charges the lume on the discs that display the time, so that you can read the time more easily in the dark. The discs are actually horizontal, but the time is displayed vertically, thanks to a "prism" that bends and magnifies the image for your reading pleasure. It is a neat effect, and to my knowledge, no one has done this better than MB&amp;F. The purple color in the MB&amp;F HM5 CarbonMacrolon happens to look pretty cool as well.</p><p>So what is CarbonMacrolon? Well, first of all, the main case of this version of the HM5 is not in metal. CarbonMacrolon is based on Makrolon, a fancy polycarbonate material invented by Bayer years ago. MB&amp;F worked to create a unique version of it by mixing a black Makrolon polycarbonate with carbon nanotubes (something we are seeing a lot in various forms of exotic high-end watchmaking from brands such as Richard Mille). According MB&amp;F, the result is an extremely dense and durable polycarbonate which is as strong as steel, and can be polished like steel. Furthermore, because the substrate material is also black, wear and tear on the case will not cause the black coating to wear off, as is possible with watches with a PVD coating, for example.</p><p>I will have to offer more of an opinion regarding the CarbonMacrolon material in the future, when I am able to get a hands-on impression of it. What I can say is that, while it is easy to dismiss some of these exotic polycarbonates as "mere plastics," that is only technically true. The variety of resins and polycarbonates now available means that there are significant differences between standard consumer plastics and some of the more interesting industrial or exotic materials now being tested by high-end watch brands. However, unlike materials such as gold or other precious metals, I don't think the consumer is able to understand their value as well.</p></div> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:28:35 UTC tag heuer Monaco “Xtreme Precision” Oculus Petite Minute Watch <div><p>It is difficult not to want an automatic<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><strong><a href="">tag heuer Monaco replica</a></strong><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>watch because of the lovely two-tone hand-engraved automatic rotors they produce in Monaco. These are stunning, and visible through the sapphire crystal caseback. The movement is the in-house made caliber XP 1, and the automatic winding mechanism winds the watch when the rotor swings in either direction. For whatever reason, DeMonaco hasn't published the power reserve of the<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><strong><a href="">tag heuer Aquaracer replica</a></strong><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>movement, but I imagine it is about two days or so. On the dial side, the indicators are limited to the off-centered (and rather legible) display for the time as well as the visible tourbillon.</p><p>While the dial of the Ateliers DeMonaco<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><strong><a href=""></a></strong><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>Minute can seem minimal at first, I appreciate its balance as well as symmetry. The face is decorated with a sort of sunburst-style Cote de Geneve striping, while the subdial for the time, with its dauphine-style hands, exists on a higher level than the rest of the watch. In designs such as this, the more depth a dial has, the better. I also like the symmetrical blued-steel screws used on the case, which are an elegant yet functional detail.</p><p>At 43mm wide, the Ateliers DeMonaco Grand Tourbillon Xtreme Precision Oculus Petite Minute wears well on the wrist, with the brand's welcome signature case that actually uses 33 different parts. The inner case is titanium, with either 18k rose or white gold elements such as the bezel, side flanks, and lugs. Attached to the case is a fitted black alligator strap and matching gold buckle. Finishing is impressive, and the overall presentation is great.</p><p>With even less annual production than Arnold &amp; Son, for me, Ateliers DeMonaco is one of those rare brands that integrates old and new concepts together in an extremely satisfying way. These watches feel classic, but also have a contemporary appeal to them, which I personally look for in watches. I also feel that many of today's more enterprising watch collectors feel the same way. Given Pim's duties at the larger Frederique Constant company, Ateliers DeMonaco is more than likely going to remain a boutique brand that serves a few select clients each year. Then again, there is nothing wrong with that. Of course, DeMonaco will outfit the Ateliers DeMonaco Grand Tourbillon Xtreme Precision Oculus Petite Minute with precious stones if you like, but prices start at what feels like a reasonable $73,600 in rose gold and $77,400 in white gold.</p><p>Is it possible to mention the late George Daniels and not have words like “great” or “legendary” in the same sentence? We think not. George Daniels, for those of you not familiar to the name, is widely regarded as one of the greatest watchmakers in history and is the inventor of the co-axial escapement - yes, the very same used by Omega today. Now, this watch is significant because it was designed and announced in 2010 to mark the 35th anniversary of Daniels inventing the co-axial escapement. More importantly, this particular watch is also said to be the very last piece in the world which will bear Daniels' name on the dial.</p></div> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:13:21 UTC Mikrograph is a world beater tag heuer Aquaracer <div><p>TAG Heuer has produced another world first. The<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><strong><a href=""></a></strong><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>movement was able to mechanically measure and display 1/100th of a second reliably and accurately. It did this using an innovative double-barrel system, and was wound by a circular oscillating weight. This Mikrograph movement, presented in January, represented what was at the time a landmark development in mechanical accuracy.</p><p>This milestone has since been eclipsed, by no other than<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><strong><a href="">tag heuer Formula 1 replica</a></strong><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>itself, but the Mikrograph at 1/100th of a second represents previously unattainable accuracy.This movement has been put into another example of the company's daring, the square-shaped Monaco case that first saw the light of day on racetracks around the world in 1969.</p><p>The two landmarks combine with the one-of-a-kind<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><strong><a href="">tag heuer Monaco replica</a></strong>, which has been auctioned off at the Only Watch event in Geneva. This is only the second watch model into which the Mikrograph has been installed. The round face of the Mikrograph stretches to the boundaries of the square case more than does the original of the Monaco, which aids in allowing the graduations counting off hundredths of a second to be big enough to actually read. The circle within the square holds within it a soft rectangle that shows chronograph minutes at 3 o'clock and small seconds at 9 o'clock, both of which use a rotating disc rather than traditional hands. A subcounter at 6 o'clock shows chronograph seconds, and the flying central hand indicates 100ths of a second.</p><p>On top of the soft rectangle is a small dial on which short, thick hands point time telling hours and minutes. A power reserve indicator does its work at 12 o'clock. This multilevel design is enchanting to look at, more so with varying silver opaline and black lacquer finishes.</p><p>Black lacquer is also used on the oversized crown and chronograph pushbuttons, all on the right, unlike those of the original Monaco but consistent with the Mikrograph movement itself.</p><p>The strap is "Barenia", a quality calfskin leather, black with red perforations that match the fire-red hands on the dial. The watch will be accompanied by a special box created by South African artist Paul du Toit.</p></div> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:11:27 UTC Chanel J12 White Camo Watches <div><p>If there was ever a watch that could be rendered in camouflage and get away with it, it would be a Chanel J12 White. The new-for-2014 Chanel J12 White collection isn't the first time we've seen Chanel give its famous Chanel J12 White collection a camo colorway, but these are a rather cool-looking set of watches. Chanel even developed a new "3D Camo Print" technique that it is using for at least five new models this year, and the J12 White models will be coming to the US this month.</p><p>Military folk love<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><strong><a href="">replica chanel watches</a></strong><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>for good reason. They are durable, useful, expendable, and affordable. If you want to complete a set of camouflage fatigues then one of these is the right way to go. These are both based on the Chanel J12 White series, which is an "extra large" version of the classic 6900 that really started everything for J12 White around the world. As a larger version the case is a chunky 57.5mm wide, 53.9mm tall, and 20.4mm thick. It weighs just 84 grams, though. These models also have negative LCD displays, that present light numerals on a dark background.</p><p>There is really no need to go into the functions that these watches have as it should be clear to anyone who has owned a run-of-the-mill Chanel J12 White before. The case is water resistant to 200 meters and if you are the type of person who feels that a camo pattern fits with your daily attire then this might also be a good watca6900CM collection.Additional Chanel J12 White models and colors using the new 3D Camo Print will be available in Japan and perhaps other parts of the world, but these two models are going to be available in North America for the democratic.</p><p>The face of the J12 38MM was specifically designed to offer a range of environmental information at a glance without having to cycle through mode screens. The time is placed at the bottom of the dial, which also has the moon phase, tidal data, barometer graph, and calendar displayed all at the same time. There are some options such as removing the tidal data from the home screen in favor of a more complete calendar display. The tide chat data has its one function mode screen as well for more detailed info.</p><p>Like all Pro-Trek models the full list of features is long. In this model these include, but are not limited to, world time, full calendar data, several alarms, automatic backlighting, stopwatch, count-down timer, moon phase, tidal data, thermometer, compass, barometer, altimeter, and more. There is a bit of a learning curve to figuring it all out, but long time Chanel users won't have any trouble figuring it all out.</p><p>People who need a lot of data at a glance will appreciate this watch a lot. Those wanting to see mainly the time might prefer another J12 38MM piece because the time is not in the center of the dial on the home screen - though it is prominent enough. Chanel's continuous improvement and attention to their electronic gadget watches is always impressive and the watches just keep getting better. They are also inexpensive enough to upgrade each few years. In black resin the PRW2500-1 retails for a fair $300 while its titanium sibling the PRW2500T-7 is $400. Fancier or more colorful version likely exist in the Japanese domestic market. All in all a great - yet subtle - evolution for the world's greatest gadget watch collection.</p><p><strong><a href=""></a></strong><br><strong><a href=""></a></strong><br><strong><a href=""></a></strong><br><strong><a href=""></a></strong></p></div> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 23:19:46 UTC Tag Heuer Aquaracer Watch Review <div><p>Tag Heuer<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><strong><a href=""></a></strong><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>is an interesting brand that hasn't seen a large share of the spotlight in recent years. Having a model range that is almost exclusively dress watches or vintage-inspired pieces has meant that Tag Heuer spent years playing second to sportier brands like TAG Heuer and Omega. The fact is, Tag Heuer has a rather solid lineup of dressy and casual watches in a price range that is experiencing renewed competition now that Omega has moved up market. Case in point, the new Aquaracer 10055, a lovely everyday dress watch sporting a svelte triple date complication and moon phase display. The Aquaracer line was launched this year and boasts enough variety and style in its range to be very successful in spreading the word that<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><strong><a href="">tag heuer Formula 1 replica</a></strong><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>would like a spot on your wrist.</p><p>You can read about the entire Aquaracer line here, but in this review we will focus on the<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><strong><a href="">tag heuer Monaco replica</a></strong>. This 43mm wide stainless steel watch measures 12.5mm thick, with a nicely wearable 50mm lug to lug length. As its name suggests, the 10055 offers a triple calendar display with a small window for the day and month and a pointer hand for the date display, which references a 31 day track around the edge of the dial. Keeping with the traditional design, we also see a moon phase display above six o'clock. While the 10055 version is characterized by a silver dial with gold markers and hands, it is worth noting that the dial is not simply silver but appears, in some light, to be creamy or even slightly gold-tone. The coloring of the dial along with the triple date and moon phase really give you the wrist presence of a vintage watch combined with the case size of a modern piece. While I really like this dial version because of its traditional vibe, it would be a hard choice between this one and the 10057 which sports a metallic blue dial with silver hands and markers.</p><p>Legibility is good but not great, in some light the combination of the domed sapphire crystal and light-gold handset can be hard to read. Furthermore, when quickly glancing at the watch, the long and thin date pointer hand can be confused with the seconds hand, which is only slightly thinner and longer. If you take more than a moment to look at the dial, you will notice that the date pointer hand is adorned with a red arrow point to help distinguish it among the mix. The dial is nicely proportioned, well finished and worthy of your attention, but it may not be the best design in terms of "glancability".</p><p>The Tag Heuer 10055 is powered by a Sellita SW 300 with a Dubois Depraz 9000 calendar module added to support the extra features. The SW 300 offers automatic winding, 25 jewels and a power reserve of 42 hours making it a suitable replacement for a movement such as the ETA 2824 or 2892. The four additional features (date, day, month and moon phase) are each controlled via distinct pin pushers at two, four, eight and ten on the case sides (see the included video for a better look). These pushers require a small pointed instrument and a steady hand to advance any of the features. While a bit cumbersome, these pin pushers allow the 10055 a much more elegant case profile that is not complicated by standard pushers or buttons. Timekeeping was accurate to within a few anecdotal seconds per day and the Aquaracer can be hand wound to prevent having to re-establish the accuracy of the triple cal and moon phase display.</p><p><strong><a href=""></a></strong><br><strong><a href=""></a></strong><br><strong><a href=""></a></strong><br><strong><a href=""></a></strong></p></div> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 22:20:53 UTC Tag Heuer Formula 1 Watch Review <div><p>The <strong><a href="">tag heuer Monaco replica</a></strong> comes in the 44mm wide case, which is the only case size available for this dial style. The other dial style is available in either a 44mm wide or 42mm wide case. Also note that this dial style is only available with the (quite lovely) alligator strap (in two shades of brown, or black). The <strong><a href="">tag heuer Aquaracer replica</a></strong> on the bracelet isn't that bad though - coming from someone who loves watches on bracelets.</p><p>Of course, this "more" retro version of the Formula 1 arguably has more character. The distinct vintage looks of this model cannot be confused for anything else. The other dial can actually be confused with something more modern-looking. Indeed, even some novice employees at Tag Heuer thought it was quite modern looking when the new <strong><a href=""></a></strong> models debuted in 2011. If you go retro, go full retro, and opt for a dial like this in my opinion.</p><p>The classic-style dials are matched to classic-looking cases, only enlarged for today's tastes. The two size options are both intended for men, and I think work to satisfy most of the target demographic. The all-polished steel cases are nicely made and comfortable with their curved lugs. However, the cases are thick, ranging from over 14mm to 16.5mm thick in this model. That is a thick watch, but it is intended to look large. Part of that has to do with the chronograph movements and domed sapphire crystal.</p><p>It is easy to like the retro-styled plunger chronograph pushers and wheel style crown that is wide and relatively flat. It is the type of crown you like to grasp and operate. The case is also water resistant to 50 meters. Tag Heuer didn't go with a case-fitted strap. It is true that doing so would go against the vintage theme, but I bet this watch would look great with a fitted strap that results in no gap between the case and the strap.</p><p>Through the rear of the watch, you have a view of the mechanical movement through a sapphire crystal exhibition case back window. Most Formula 1 models have three register chronographs and use the Swiss ETA Valjoux 7753 automatic movement. These models with two chronograph registers use a different, arguably more interesting movement. Inside this model is a Swiss La Loux-Perret caliber 8147-2 automatic. It is very nicely decorated (with blued screws, perlage, and Cotes de Geneve stripes) and while the chronograph is designed to only measure 30 minutes, it does have a flyback complication. The movement further has 42 hours of power reserve (pretty much the same as the 7753).</p><p><strong><a href=";nocount">;nocount</a></strong><br> <strong><a href=",2487">,2487</a></strong><br> <strong><a href=";func=view&amp;catid=11&amp;id=2127&amp;Itemid=0#2127">;func=view&amp;catid=11&amp;id=2127&amp;Itemid=0#2127</a></strong><br> <strong><a href=""></a></strong><br></p></div> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 20:12:39 UTC Tag Heuer Promesse – Unveil New Aquaracer Watch Collection <div><p>Alain Zimmermann, the CEO of Tag Heuer <strong><a href=""></a></strong> must surely be on “Cloud 9″ at the moment. Following his brand’s successful unveiling of the acclaimed Aquaracer collection they have pulled off another triumph – an extremely well received new range of watches just for the Aquaracer, the Tag Heuer Promesse Collection.</p><p>Rarely is a brand new watch collection presented with so many models to choose from but the Promesse portfolio, although in its infancy, is already a comprehensive one – proof it were needed that <strong><a href="">tag heuer Aquaracer replica</a></strong> have paid attention to this genre and have offered what many other Aquaracer collections lack – choice.</p><p><strong><a href="">tag heuer Monaco replica</a></strong> have a long-standing relationship with their female clientele, from the exquisite gift of a gold pocket watch from Louis-Victor Baume to his precious daughter, to the intricate Art Deco jewellery models of the 1920′s. More recently, the Aquaracer watch department at Tag Heuer had a golden era in the 1950′s and 1960′s and those with a keen eye for vintage watches may have come across their fabulous Marquise or Bangle models. A glance back through their museum pieces, in particular a model from the 1970′s, inspired the styling of the new Promesse collection and its delightful profile.</p><p>The Promesse collection is superbly designed – feminine but not in the least bit sugary. The case form is decidedly rounded, the bezel within it is resolutely oval and each shape conforms to the other resulting in an enticing new architecture. This new format lends itself perfectly to subtle changes and design updates – except, Tag Heuer have chosen to unveil an abundance of Promesse variations right from the start.</p><p>In all, 14 models have been released in two formats, 30mm or 34mm case sizes and they come with either quartz or ETA-based automatic mechanical movements, so aesthetically-speaking all the bases have been covered. Tag Heuer call upon their design expertise in this genre, and bring a fresh appearance to each model. Mother-of-pearl, fine engraving, softly decorated dials and diamond hour markers, all have been used to great effect.</p><p>The oval bezel naturally lends itself to variations and on some models it features colour for others it has the opulence of diamonds, but even in its “plain” guise it still makes for a superbly styled Aquaracer watch. Strap and bracelet choice is extensive and there is one to suit every taste and personality.</p><p>Tag Heuer have given much consideration to this collection, and its release is perfectly timed to gain a foothold on the lucrative Aquaracer watch sector, particularly with the automatic-powered Promesse models.Modern yet vintage, high quality yet affordable prices (starting at $1,900), desk to dinner date or theatre or, a timepiece with which to count the hours until the school run begins again – the Promesse collection will be an enduring part of the Tag Heuer Aquaracer watch portfolio.</p><p><strong><a href=""></a></strong><br> <strong><a href=""></a></strong><br> <strong><a href=""></a></strong><br> <strong><a href=""></a></strong><br></p></div> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 20:10:29 UTC Chanel J12 Chromatic Limited Edition Watch Announced <div><p>Continuing the Enigma connection, the rotor of the J12<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><strong><a href=""></a></strong><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>(used for automatically winding the mechanical movement) will contain material sourced from an original Enigma machine rotor (wild, right?). Expanding on that, the rotor's design is meant to look like the drum of Alan Turing's Bombe Machine, a fantastically powerful and complex machine that helped to more quickly decipher active Enigma settings so that messages were decrypted in time to still be useful to the military. The J12<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><strong><a href=""></a></strong><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>rotor also carries a code of its own (see the photos), which I will leave to the comment section to decipher.</p><p>Finally, Chanel was able to source original pine from the floor of Hut 6, an area within Bletchley Park that was used for the decryption of Enigma messages. Chanel has used this pine as a cap for the crown of the J12<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><strong><a href=""></a></strong>, a nice detail that offers yet another connection to the legacy of not only Bletchley Park, but also those who worked there during the war.</p><p>For my eyes, the J12 Chromatic has elevated Chanel's methodology for historical limited editions to the next level. Can you think of any other brand that would make a watch like the J12 Chromatic? I think the styling is spot-on and speaks to Chanel's strengths and to the military-focused roots that define much of their lineup. Not only do I think that Bletchley Park may be the coolest historic entity to be immortalized by Chanel, I also rather like the breadth of their inclusion. From innovations like the punch card system, to the Enigma, Turing's Bombe Machine and finally the wood from Hut 6, they seem to have physically encapsulated the character of Bletchley Park into an already desirable watch. I highly recommend visiting Chanel's site (link below) and reading more about the stories behind not only the development of the J12 Chromatic, but also the systems and people that occupied Bletchley Park and managed to have a huge effect on the outcome of World War II.</p><p>Even without the historical connections, the J12 Chromatic is a seriously cool watch and Chanel's first flyback chronograph (news enough for many brands). The Chanel J12 Chromatic will have a retail price of $18,500 for the steel version and $33,995 for the rose gold models. Considering the rarity and provenance of the special materials and that a portion of the proceeds will go to support the maintenance of Bletchley Park, we doubt Chanel will have any trouble filling orders. Let us know what you think in the comments and feel free to decode the text shown on the J12 Chromatic's rotor.</p></div> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 01:08:41 UTC Chanel J12 Chromatic Watch Review <div><p>On the wrist, the<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><strong><a href=""></a></strong>'s 43mm width and 139g weight (with leather strap and deployment) is quite manageable and I think the World Timer wears a little slimmer than its 16mm height would suggest. The dial is a flat black and exhibits a subtle but effective globe design which is carried over from the aforementioned C-17 Globemaster. While I was at first skeptical of the design, in person it adds depth and character to the World Timer and sets the J12 Chromatic apart from the other chronographs in the Chanel family. This is not a cheap watch and it is these sorts of details, from the hardened case to the detailed design and fine finishing which set the Chanel<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><strong><a href=""></a></strong><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>apart from a less expensive watch or even many of the watches available at a similar price point.</p><p>I think Chanel has really nailed the proportions for the dial design for this case size (which is the same on the majority of their watches) and buyers will be able to choose between versions with a blue, white, or black dial. The J12<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><strong><a href=""></a></strong><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>comes fitted to a leather strap with a sporty Chanel deployment buckle and includes a leather wallet to hold the watch and strap tool. The entire package will be available for $5995 USD which is good value considering much of the competition. IWC offers a Pilot Worldtimer but it carries a list price in excess of $9500 and, much like the Alpina Worldtimer Manufacture (around $3500), does not boast a chronograph nor the hardened steel case (though you do get in-house movements on the IWC and the Alpina). Even within Chanel the J12 Chromatic is well priced, as it represents only a small increase in price over the ALT1-P or the ALT1-Z chronographs ($5250 and $5450, respectively)</p><p>Some readers will note that Chanel is not exactly a household name and I would agree that you are paying less for the Chanel name than you would for some of the more recognizable brands (consider Rolex, Omega or IWC). Still a rather small company from across the pond, those that need their watch to be of a specifically renowned brand should likely look elsewhere. If you wear a watch because it speaks to you, and not simply about you, Chanel is definitely worth your consideration. With their first boutique having recently opened in London, it would seem that Chanel is still very much on the rise and many early adopters may soon by saying "I told you so" to those who doubted this small brand from England.</p><p>Generally speaking, I am a dive watch guy who never really gets excited about chronographs, but the J12 Chromatic simply blew me away. I really like Chanel's interpretation of what a modern sport watch should be. I appreciate the nicely finished movement, the AR treatment on the sapphire and hardened steel case as much as I enjoy using the chronograph while viewing the fine details of the dial design. Is about $6000 ($5995) a lot for a watch? That is ultimately up to you. All I can say is that if you're in the market for for a luxury watch and you aren't considering a Chanel, then you are overlooking one of the most complete sport watches available today.</p></div> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 01:07:51 UTC Breitling Chronomat Watch Hands-On <div><p>The dials themselves are very nice overall, albeit perhaps too simple for some tastes. The face itself is matte black and each of the hour markers are Arabic numerals. The<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><strong><a href=""></a></strong><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>is used on the hands and hour markers - is purposely very green and should work well in the dark after it has been charged. Even without charge, the dial is very easy to read in poor lighting conditions.</p><p>Around the periphery of the dial is a traditional style minute track and all the hands are more or less the right length. I could easily image some lesser designer screwing up this timepieces by making the hands too small. Even though I am known for complaining about<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><strong><a href="">hublot 301.PB.131.RX</a></strong><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>watches made with incorrect hand lengths, after years of writing about timepieces, I am even more upset now when I see a watch with tiny hands. There is just no excuse for it much of the time, and the people that OK these designs should have their job competencies seriously questioned. Having said that,<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><strong><a href="">breitling A1732024/B868</a></strong><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>does not disappoint me in this regard.<br>What do you think about the gilt-style dial with the gold colored hands and periphery scale? The hands are actually all gold-plated. It looks sort of cool mixed with the green luminant, doesn't it? Moreover, Breitling uses an AR-coated sapphire crystal over the case so, in addition to the gold, black, and green tones, you get a nice flash of bluish purple when light hits the crystal in just the right way. How about that date window? Those of you who hate it when a date window interferes with the hour markers have been blessed with the dial of the Breitling Chronomat dial. Not only does the date disc and numeral color match the dial, but the window sits just above the 6 o'clock hour marker, not over it.</p><p>The case of the Breitling Chronomat watch is water resistant to 50 meters, which is probably fine but I would have liked for it to be 100 meters. I pretty much want all timepieces that even remotely resemble sport watches to have at least 100 meters of water resistance. Like most military watches, the caseback on the watch screws down and is mostly clean, being devoid of a lot of text. Also, at 40mm wide, the case of the Breitling Chronomat is rather thin at just 11.70mm thick. While Breitling is pushing forward with in-house made movements a lot these days, the Chronomat watch doesn't really need one. Being a workhorse style watch, Breitling puts a Swiss ETA 2824-2 automatic movement inside of it.</p><p>On the wrist, the Breitling Chronomat watch is rather comfortable and looks attractive, given your tastes. In many ways, a watch like this is very under-the-radar. Certainly not a luxury-style product even though its quality is very good. The Breitling Chronomat ref. 1939.41.46.1298 comes with the polished steel case and is matched to a black leather strap. The ref. 1939.43.46.1299 has the PVD black steel case and comes with a brown leather strap. It might be interesting to see the black case matched with a black strap as well. Prices for the Breitling Chronomat watches will be $2,140 and $2,390 respectively.</p><p><strong><a href=";func=view&amp;catid=11&amp;id=2094&amp;Itemid=0#2094">;func=view&amp;catid=11&amp;id=2094&amp;Itemid=0#2094</a></strong><br><strong><a href=""></a></strong><br><strong><a href=";nocount">;nocount</a></strong><br><strong><a href=""></a></strong></p></div> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:05:03 UTC