Second Of Happiness “SoH” Concept Watch
As a consequence of this flood of innovation, scientists (and generally everyone) were increasingly being exposed to magnetic fields. Not only from the instruments used but also from everyday appliances such as TV sets, radios, and the many new electrified appliances that were making their way into households. You don't need to know Maxwell's equations to know that an electrical current and a magnetic field are two sides of the same "coin" and that one can easily be converted into the other. The German mathematician and physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss was one of the first to explore this space and thus, in his honor, the measure of magnetic flux density is a Gauss. Today, other measurements like the Tesla and ampere/meter (1000G = 0.1T = 80,000A/m) are more commonly used.
For 2012 one of the new 1945 XXL models is this Chronograph, and it comes in steel or 18k pink gold. The symmetrical dial is beautiful, and I love the applied Breguet-style hour markers. In addition to a curved case, the dial and hands are also curved. It makes for a very interesting look when viewing the dial at angles. It also makes side legibility very good. The brushed face is very pretty, and the blued chronograph hands and little touch of red on the dial make the overall design appear very polished and refined. The final "nice touch" are the double recessed subdials. The design is beautifully classic, but the curved dial and square case are avant garde enough to prevent the 1945 XXL Chronograph from looking stale or boring.
On my PAM 321, the case is the so-called 1950 case which is a cushion case formed from a solid block of brushed stainless steel. The crown is polished steel and is protected by the unique-to-Panerai crown protecting device which helps make the watch watertight. Essentially it's a half-crescent crown guard (tight seal device) of brushed steel that entirely covers the crown except for a small lever that when pulled (with nail or finger) releases the crown. Once released, the crown can then be pulled and turned. It's an ingenious device that has become a defining visual differentiator for the brand and that is now trademarked by Panerai since the 1960 patent rights have long expired...
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At SIHH 2013, the most prestigious of the actually many prestigious new Jaeger-LeCoultre watches was a new version of the famous Gyrotourbillon. I don't think it is exactly what a lot of Gyrotourbillon fans were expecting given its return to a very classical demeanor and style, but it is a truly new Gyrotourbillon with some interesting features. As part of the master collection, this new piece is the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 Jubilee watch.
Most people who buy Timewalker watches opt for a leather strap - as they look beautiful on these. However, the metal bracelet is not to be overlooked. One of the first Timewalker watches was a chronograph with a Valjoux 7753 automatic that has a tri-compax chronograph layout. This with a silvered dial and brown strap made me fall in love with the collection. After that they released models with the time and a GMT hand. Now you can get those two complications together in the ChronoVoyager UTC. While the in-house TwinFly Chronograph has a calibre LL100 automatic movement, this piece contains a modified Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750. It has been modified to incorporate the GMT hand. GMT and UTC are the same thing. While GMT stands for "Greenwich Mean Time," UTC stands for "Coordinated Universal Time." For all practical purposes they are the same thing.
I know why we watch geeks think it is worth more. But, try explaining to regular people the watch price difference when the movement price difference is no more than 0 (and that's generous in most cases).
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Ateliers DeMonaco Tourbillon Carre And Ronde Watches Hands-On
Opus XIII is probably the most difficult watch I've had to photograph (ever), and that is with two additional people helping me here at Baselworld 2013. There is a centrally-mounted sapphire crystal that has been smoked and faceted like a diamond. It literally absorbs light, making this watch a demon to shoot. It is however fun to play with. Building on Ludovic's concept of appearing and disappearing indicators, the Opus XIII has hour markers that flip out from the central area when it is their turn, and then flip back to hide until it is their turn to display once again. The same thing goes for the minute markers, that individually flick out as the hour passes by. At the end of the hour they all hide back under a periphery ring also made of smoked sapphire crystal.
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All in all, it's a bit of a quirky choice, and something of a mixed bag. I much prefer the Northern Hemisphere model in terms of the color scheme, overall usability and legibility. Plus the fact that it, unlike the Southern with its stainless steel and titanium bracelet, the Northern comes with a black calfskin strap with blue stitching which is a bit more modern and cool. Inside the watch is a modified base Swiss ETA automatic movement. Prices for the Montblanc Timewalker World Time Hemispheres start at ,900 for the watch on a strap up to ,700 on a bracelet. montblanc.com