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Inside, the in-house HMC 341 calibre has been given a matching black finish to complement the case. In addition, it also has a hardened gold pallet fork and escape wheel.
With the Moana Pacific Professional, Dion McAsey has taken a proven (and great) concept with his watches (solid designs in cushion cases), and stepped things up a bit. Interestingly, this is the third watch I've reviewed from Magrette, and it's the third movement I've seen. This time around, it's the Miyota 9015 automatic, which is a nice heart for the piece.
With a retail price of about ,000 Bovet isn't trying to offer a budget watch with the Bovet Amadeo Fleurier 43, or any of its other watches. Expressly high-end, the Amadeo Fleurier 43 is meant to be both a luxury item in design and cost. Do you get what you pay for? That all really depends on how you evaluate watches. Are there cheaper watches in 18k rose gold with meteorite dials? Yes, but there is a lot more to the the Amadeo Fleurier 43 than these elements.
On wrist, the Gravity is sure to bring a smile to your face. The steel version features Clou de Paris finishing on the area around the dial, which is classic in design, with roman numerals and blued steel hands. The subdial for seconds provides an additional pop of color with a red scale and a matching blued steel hand.
To be honest I don't know if I like the design simply because it is pretty, or because it packages so much of what I like about F.P. Journe's intelligence and design in a package so uniquely suited for the female demographic. While there are women who want traditional mechanical watches, Journe is betting that it isn't as many as the industry might hope for. So for the guy who is the ultimate mechanical watch snob, he sought out to build an incredible quartz movement.