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And what of this watch and is it really a survivor? In one respect having the choice with survivability in mind, I would pick a quartz watch every time over any mechanical one, especially an automatic rotor operated one such as this, however good it claims to be.
Here is the brand new Marcello C. Diavolo Automatic, a three hand version of the Diavolo Chronograph that was released last year. I reviewed the Marcello C. Diavolo Chronograph here to my delight. Marcello C. chose to take a very different direction with the Diavolo Automatic, and the result looks very interesting and attractive similarly, but in a different manner in comparison to the original chronograph. Marcello C. obviously spent their time ensuring that the Diavolo Automatic has a distinct high-end sporty look. This particular model is in blue, with a deep blue dial and blue leather strap. Several color option swill be available.
This was easily one of my favorite watches of JCK Las Vegas and my current favorite Ernst Benz watch. I consider this to sort of be a Rolex Explorer II on steroids, the 47mm wide steel case size might have a bit to do with that. Of course the style is similar to the Explorer II as well, just look at the GMT hand and the 24 hour bezel. Ernst Benz probably doesn't like all the comparisons to the Rolex, but most of you will easily see that. Then Ernst Benz starts with its own style. They indicate that the watch is meant to be retro inspired, which is part of the style of the finish of the bi-directional rotating bezel. Actually, the bezel is not my favorite part of the watch, though I would easily live with it. I like how the numbers are engraved into the bezel and darkened, but I would have done the polish on the metal a bit differently - minor point though.
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I am always curious as to what the thought process is when admirable watch makers design watches after cars. They never seem to look too much like the cars they are modeled after. this might be a bit of an exception as at least the colors match. Do you think that cars are ever modeled after watches? Maybe. Well this is the Audemars Piguet Millenary MC12 Tourbillon Chronograph. Let me unravel that name for a moment. The "Millenary" title alludes to the stlye of the case and the "MC12" name refers to the Maserati super car that the watch is based on. The MC12 is basically a race car, not even really sure if it is street legal. The MC12 is Masterati's version of the Ferrari Enzo. Then you have the tourbillon complication and the 30 minute chronograph. Audemars Piguet also throws in a power reserve indicator for the Calibre 2884 manually wound movement.
The first thing you notice when holding a Nubeo watch is that they have a level of detail typically unseen in other timepieces. Edges are so perfectly cut, colors are vivid and sharp without holding back, lines are fluid and meld together. These are truly works of art that have been translated into haute horology, and imbued with a very high level of manufacturing pride. The first watch pictured is the Black Jellyfish in rose gold and rubber. The case features both brushed and polished surfaces and rubber is used in unique ways over the bezel. The strap is exquisite and you have these gold links that move like spinal vertebrae when you move or twist the strap. Part of the "organic" aspect of the design. The dial is meld of various textures and materials that remind you of sea shells and fossils. Still, the face of the watch is very easy to read. Inside the watch is a modified automatic ETA Valjoux 7750 movement. The traditional chronograph movement has the chronograph part of it taken out. The reason the movement is used is that it was likely the easiest way to have the subsidiary seconds dial placed in the correct position while still retaining a hardy movement that did not require a module to be placed on it. Actually across all Nubeo timepieces, I'd say the Valjoux 7750 is their favorite movement to use.
Each 3-Timer watch that will be offered will be in a limited edition of anywhere from 222 to 22 pieces. Materials available will be steel, DLC coated steel, 18k rose gold, and 18k yellow gold. This time around a new strap option will be made available in textile, added to the high quality rubber strap and metal bracelet. At 46mm wide, the 3-Timer might seem like a large watch, but it actually fits quite reasonably and thanks to the shape of the case and the strap, is of the most comfortable watches you can wear.
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Still with the Tag Heuer Carrera look, the Certina DS 1 Chrono Automatique (Automatic if you aren't in Europe!) takes everything I love about the Valjoux 7750 movement and emphasizes on its sober tool-like demeanor. That isn't to say the watch is without beautiful good looks, but it is more handsome than flashy. You'll notice that Certina chose to include two different types of pushers for the chronograph. The start and stop pusher being a bit larger and easier to use. The presence of three distinct pushers/crown on the side of the case is a nice design feature.
Casio is really an impressive company. Watches are just one of the many things they do, and the incredible level of refinement in the operation and function of this watch is due to the fact that they pride themselves of supplying the planet with time telling instruments, meaning they have ample opportunity to fix every little problem they learn about. Here is another good thing; at , this watch does something that high-end 00 plus quartz watches often cannot do. Now this might seem basic, but is important: the seconds hand lines up perfect with the markers as it ticks its away around the watch face. People who pay attention to their watch get really irritated when their watch has a seconds hand that does not light up properly. No worries here. A little touch that Casio does not neglect, and is telling of their overall attention to detail and pride in their product. The Wave Ceptor WVA430J-1A is not going to be the last watch you ever own, but it won't let you down, and does its job without complaints - and not apologizing for not being a beauty pageant contestant. For these reason, this Casio gets aBlogtoRead.com's Good Value Award for being and having all of the above and being under 0.
I've placed some comparison images of the limited edition model and the standard GPW for you to see the difference. You probably agree that the Elite limited edition model is something special. The case of the watch is 44mm with and about 15mm tall. Part of that has to do with the thick 3.5mm tall sapphire crystal. The lugs are place 24mm apart to allow for an impressively wide strap. 24mm is the same width as most Panerai watch straps. The design of the case itself is a blend of aggressive styling with technical futuristic look. It does this in a subtle manner because use of too many complex curves and angles makes a watch look awkward once it is on your wrist. Not the case here.
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I am surprised by this watch actually. The aggressive styling is pretty cool looking. Certainly a departure from the blase Chinese designed watches we've come to easily disregard. It has an attractive but simple modern appeal, and would standout nicely. The case itself is a large 47mm wide, and comes with the metal bracelet and rubber strap (24mm wide). It isn't going to win any design awards, but it isn't half bad. The bracelet looks interesting as well, something I'd like to inspect a bit more. Inside the watch is the SG3829 automatic mechanical tourbillon movement. The tourbillon is an actual tourbillon as you'd come to expect, and it rotates once each 60 seconds. The movement is acceptable, and interesting to view. It doesn't have nearly the refinement of a Swiss or German movement, but again, think of the cost. Accuracy is also less that its European counterparts, but not by as much as you'd think. It took the Europeans how long to get a decent tourbillon movement into a watch? Decades probably. And in just a few years here is China with their own. China will never beat Europe when it comes to quality or refinement, but it will always beat them when it comes to speed - just a different mentality at work.