PAUL PICOT FIRSHIRE 3000 AUTOMATIC 2892A2 REF0751 MENS 366x518mm SWISS MADE
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H. Moser & Cie is perhaps a brand you haven't heard of before. They are a smaller company, but I have been noticing more and more advertising from them - so they are getting orders or funding from somewhere. Actually, I understand that H. Moser is one of the people that helped make IWC what it is. The connection between IWC and Moser isn't exactly great these days as I understand it. It is true that as a smaller brand with a very complex watch - quality control issues are going to be of concern. At the same time, given the popularity of the piece, combined with the fact that it has been around for a few years, it is likely that H. Moser & Cie has been able to work some of the kinks out of the mechanism. The movement is all in-house made.Read more ›
Part of what makes it awesome is just how utterly impractical it is. To have enough room in one's home for a desk solely dedicated to their watches takes a lot of dedication (which I guess I personally have), and a lot of (I mean a lot) money. Not only is the Thesaurus likely to be ungodly expensive, but to have enough nice watches to fill it with, and some empty space in your home that is dying for watch dedicated furniture. At this point you probably have taken your watch collecting to legendary levels. And yet we still want one - I think I need some bigger advertisers.
Given the types of watches I frequently write about on aBlogtoRead, you might think me the type who is able to afford many of these timepieces. That isn't true - it may be that I just do all this to get access to stuff I wouldn't otherwise be able to afford. So for those of you who lust over timepieces that can't afford - and dream of someday being able to save up for - I feel your pain. It is for that reason that I attempt to bring to your attention timepieces that are much more affordable, or simple splurges that you don't need to think too much about buying. Which brings me to the Storm Caspa watch.Read more ›
Thanks to Storm for the review unit. Opinions are 100% independent.
The watch in steel, is 44mm wide with a Swiss (base ETA) OP II movement that is manually wound. I think this might be a Unitas. It has 50 hours of power reserve, and Panerai has them all COSC Chronometer certified. Water resistant to 300 meters, the watch has a sapphire crystal and a subsidiary seconds dial. Pretty standard stuff for entry level Panerai watches - which is what this is. At 1,500 units in the limited edition of the piece, these aren't exactly super special in the scheme of Panerai watches. The whole allure here seems to be the whole "Panerai + Fu" aspect of the watch. You are basically talking about a simple Panerai with the Fu character on the dial as the 6 o'clock indicator. So while enough people in China will love the watch, I don't feel as though it communicates a sincere level of Panerai "connecting" with the Chinese people. Panerai and other European brands need to stick with what they are good at, and simply market it well in China. Changing their image too much with permanently take away from the brand's character, and ultimately damage sales in China, and the world over. Price for the Panerai Luminor Marina PAM366 China edition watch is reportedly about ,400.
Automatic bridge Circular Cotes de Geneve
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In the 1990s TechnoMarine was a big deal because it was another "mold breaking" brand. I've discussed this before, but I will again because I think it is important. TechnoMarine opened the doors to modern luxury sport watches. Not that they themselves were super high-end, but the brand revolutionized the concept of who wears sport watches, and when they can be worn. Mixing plastic with diamonds was an odd thing back then. In fact, for most people it still is. But the concept worked. The watches looked like blinged-out Casio G-Shock watches with analog hands, and they worked. The industry stole the concept to a degree and overshadowed TechnoMarine a few years later with lots more, much expensive or unique pieces. To a large degree, I think you can credit TechnoMarine with making it acceptable to offer (and buy), the legions of gold watches with rubber and/or diamonds. Plastic was simply an interim material, making way for all sorts of exotic sporty materials that you'd never traditionally think of pairing with luxury watches.
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A1731267 A775 414X BREITLING SUPEROCEAN II 36 WHITE DIAL WOMENS DIAMOND WATCH
Time Remaining: 3h 30m
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Breitling Evolution watch A13350 diamond 44MM box papers 66CT
Time Remaining: 3h 31m
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