Oris Chronoris Date Watch Hands-On. Twistiti Watches From Belgium For Your Toddler. Many watch lovers who are new parents eagerly anticipate the day they can begin to introduce timepieces into the lives of their children.
Most people I know who have a passion for timepieces began their interest as children. Not necessarily being introduced to luxury watches per se at a young age, but at the least, being accustomed to the pleasure of wearing a basic watch early on in life. One such line of products aimed at both young children (and parents as the buyers) is the Twistiti Watches collection from Belgium. The self-proclaimed "specialist children's watch retailer" has recently launched a chipper collection of friendly looking analog watches for kids three years of age and up.
The founder of Twistiti told aBlogtoWatch that his aim was to offer something clearly aimed for children, but that allows them to segue into more traditional types of analog watches at an older age. More so, the rainbow color wheel - while attractive in design - seems too random in its implementation. In-Depth: Twelve Of The Greatest Missing Watches.
The intersection of politics and popular culture with wristwatches is undeniably fascinating.
I mean, that's basically why I have a job. Equally fascinating is the pursuit of these timepieces at the center of this interesection by watch collectors, dealers, and auction houses. There are a handful of documented important wrist and pocket watches out there that the world at large is still looking for. What I mean by that is they have not been publicly sold or located, like say Eric Clapton's platinum 2499, Gandhi's Zenith pocket watch, or Steve McQueen's 5512 Submariner (we won't get into his seemingly never ending supply of Monacos), though we know they exist via a blurry old 35mm photograph, or word of mouth.
This is a short list of twelve watches that we know to exist, have serious interest in, but have seemingly gone missing. Found: Vladimir Putin's Patek Philippe 5208P Grand Complication For Sale At Antiquorum. Vladimir Putin, watch guy.
Yup, our president's best frienemy is something of a horological connoisseur, and, as we've reported over the years, his collection includes everything from a Blancpain Aqualung that he wore while signing the treaty to annex Crimea to a range of other watches that make up six times what his declared yearly income is. Today, however, we've found the most impressive and expensive timepiece from the Putin collection, and it's coming up for sale. Vladimir Putin's personal Patek Philippe Grand Complication. 11 Impressive Achievements From 140 Years Of Bulova Watches. Sponsored Post Bulova: A History Of Modern This year, American-founded Bulova celebrates their 140th anniversary after being founded by Joseph Bulova in 1875.
Bulova himself was an immigrant to the United States, and his company quickly became one of the largest watch and clock makers in the country. Bulova existed not only at the height of America's dominance in timekeeping and wrist watch production, but also as many of the most important technological innovations in watchmaking were being developed. Joseph Bulova himself died in 1936, but not before the Bulova Watch Company hit it big in the early 1920s. Bulova was independently operated until 1979. 1875 - First Store In Manhattan. Victorinox Airboss Black Edition Watches Hands-On. Few brands enjoy both the brand awareness and accessibility of Victorinox.
Being easy to find in retail and carrying the name of the ubiquitous and well-loved Swiss Army knife makes for an enviable spot in the market. Even if a casual shopper isn't aware that Victorinox makes watches, the brand is a household name and, among the sea of big ticket watches at Baselworld, Victorinox offers respite from the five and six-figure prices common among headline-grabbing mechanical Swiss watches.
Among their 2015 models, the Airboss Black Editions offer typical Victorinox quality and Swiss mechanical movements matched with an attractive mix of pilot and field watch designs. The Victorinox Airboss Black line encompasses three models, the three-hander Mechanical Black Edition, the Mechanical Chronograph Black Edition and the Mach 9 Automatic Chronograph Black Edition. The Victorinox Airboss Mechanical Black Edition is 42mm wide with a black brushed PVD finish. Review: LG Watch Urbane. LG's first Android Wear watch was pretty uneventful, but the company took a big leap forward with its fast follow-up, the G Watch R.
Now LG's third Wear smartwatch, which is almost identical to that second one, is also available. Read on, for Gizmag's LG Watch Urbane review. The LG Watch Urbane is basically the LG G Watch R with a fresh coat of paint. Not literally, mind you, as it is technically a brand new device, complete with slightly different dimensions. But its basic shape and size are very similar, and its internal specs are identical. That leaves three major differences between the two: appearance, price and software. The G Watch R had a black body with diving watch-inspired markings circling its screen, but, as you can see above, the Urbane loses those dial markings and goes for a cleaner look. Coolmaterial. If money was no object, what watch would you buy?
Leave a picture of it below, and one lucky winner will receive a Timex Weekender with Custom Leather Strap. Winner will be selected at random. Culture - The most iconic timepieces of the last 100 years. As the Apple Watch launches amid much hype, BBC Culture asks experts for their favourite designs of the last 100 years.
Can the new timepiece compete? You know something is going to be talked about when it’s made of gold and worn by Beyoncé. And as with any other Apple product, the brand’s new smartwatch is not short of hype. Panerai Radiomir Firenze 3 Days Acciaio PAM604 Limited Edition Engraved Watch Hands-On. For 2015, Panerai has a few interesting new watches, but my favorite is the Panerai Radiomir Firenze 3 Days Acciaio 47mm aka PAM00604 (PAM604).
This is really a watch for collectors, and Panerai has made especially sure that the PAM604 very much fits into Panerai lore, being available for sale exclusively in the brand's flagship boutique store in Florence, Italy, or Firenze in Italian - the city where the Panerai brand started. Hence the name of the watch "Radiomir Firenze. " Visually, what makes the Panerai Radiomir Firenze 3 Days Acciaio PAM604 unique is the lovely engraving all over the case and crown. This is really where the artistic value of the watch shines - but more on that in a moment. The Panerai Radiomir Firenze 3 Days Acciaio PAM604 really begins with the brand's seminal case and dial design from the mid 1930s that it produced for timepieces in collaboration with Rolex.
Even though the Radiomir case is 47mm wide, it does not wear as large as one might expect. Oris Divers Sixty Five Watch Hands-On. In a surprising move, Oris, makers of the very cool Aquis Depth Gauge, have released a modern re-interpretation of a vintage dive watch from their history.
Shown at Baselworld 2015, the new Oris Divers Sixty-Five is really only new in terms of manufacturing, with this watch representing an update to a model that is now 50 years old. With more modern proportions, but certainly no deficit of charm, the Oris Divers Sixty-Five offers a time-capsule alternative to Oris' current tool-watch diver line up. Where the original Oris 1965 diver (seen below, right) used a brass case with a plexi crystal and a bi-directional bezel, the Oris Divers Sixty-Five offers a similar look but with a 40mm stainless steel case, a beautifully double domed and anti-refelctive sapphire crystal, and a unidirectional aluminum dive bezel. The date has been moved from three to six o'clock but the black dial, box numerals for 12, 3, 6 and 9 and the lume color all carry over from the original.
Black & Blue. Beautiful watches purchased online. Directly from NOMOS Glashütte. Description Like the already renowned Ahoi, this new version is sporty, dynamic, and ready for adventure: With an Atlantic blue dial and rose gold hands, Ahoi Atlantik shines even at the bottom of the ocean thanks to superluminova. Autodromo Stradale. Suunto Essential Slate. Suunto warrants that during the Warranty Period Suunto or a Suunto Authorized Service Center (hereinafter Service Center) will, at its sole discretion, remedy defects in materials or workmanship free of charge either by a) repairing, or b) replacing, or c) refunding, subject to the terms and conditions of this Limited Warranty. This Limited Warranty is only valid and enforceable in the country of purchase, unless local law stipulates otherwise. Warranty PeriodThe Limited Warranty Period starts at the date of original retail purchase. The Warranty Period is two (2) years for Products unless otherwise specified.The Warranty Period is one (1) year for accessories including but not limited to wireless sensors and transmitters, chargers, cables, rechargeable batteries, straps, bracelets and hoses.
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To prove the journey was possible, Heyerdahl constructed a raft, which he christened the Kon-Tiki after the Incan king who had made the journey according to South American lore, using only materials and technology that would have been common to the people of South America in early history. Seiko Recraft Kinetic Watches.
One of Seiko's more quiet new watch collections announced for 2014 was the Recraft range, which is all about re-imagining classic Seiko timepieces for today's watch lovers. Some of the Seiko Recraft watches are inspired by models that go back to the 1970s, but I wouldn't necessarily call Seiko Recraft watches to be retro-revival. More, they are a way of revisiting classic Seiko models in a modern light. Even though there are mechanical Seiko Recraft watches, the most illustrious of the pieces are these two Seiko Recraft Kinetic watches (ref.
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