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Romain Jerome Makes Watch for Sci-Fi’s

Romain Jerome has created a watch that will make any sci-fi lover squeal with delight. Named the “Spacecraft,” this watch will make you think Star Wars. Specifically Darth Vader. Spacecraft is a watch that screams vintage futuristic all at once, which is very hard to accomplish.

 

Spacecraft is a titanium watch that is coated with PVD.  It focuses on hard angles and flat lines to give it that space – feel. It is run with a self-winding movement that has so many different motions to it, it has yet to been seen. With retrograde hours, the watch moves laterally, linearly and even jumps! Why does it need so many movements? Because of the way the watch is ready. Spacecraft is not going to be a watch for someone who wants to-the-second accurate time. Jerome notes this himself. It is meant for style.

 

To tell the time on Spacecraft, you must first look at the side of the watch where the hours are located. The correct hour will be red, caused by a spring-driven carriage. Then go to the watch face where the minutes are located. It may be a little hectic, but once you get the hang of it, you won’t think twice about reading the watch. The entire watch was hand pieced and tied together with a black mesh strap.

 

If you are a fan of unique watches, or a Star Wars, space lover, Spacecraft is definitely the watch for you. It is going to be an extremely rare watch, however, with only ninety-nine created. The cost definitely mirrors the high craftsmanship at $33,400. But if you can afford it, this will be a piece everyone will constantly talk about. Tell time with style.

 

Written by: Stacy McCullough

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57570729-1/spacecraft-watch-perfect-for-imperial-officers/

http://www.ablogtowatch.com/romain-jerome-space-craft-watch-hands-on/

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Give A G-Timeless Men’s Watch This Holiday

Gucci Watches offer some of the most sophisticated models on the market.  This Christmas, why not surprise him with a stylish designer timepiece from Gucci?  The Gucci Watches G-Timeless Men’s Timepiece Model # YA126406 couldn’t be a better choice.

  An authentic Gucci watch is something that he will treasure for a lifetime and in this case, quality never looked so good.  The G-Timeless Men’s Timepiece Model # YA126406 is an amazing value for such a high quality Swiss made piece.  This model with a stainless-steel case and rich brown dial.  The face features a date aperture, as well as a scratch resistant, anti reflective sapphire crystal.  The stainless-steel look is continued in the jewelry type bracelet, which is complete with deployment buckle and finished in both brushed and polished steel. 

This Gucci Men’s Watch is not only great looking; it will perform accurately due to its Swiss Quartz movement.  In order to maintain its water resistance, Gucci has equipped this model with a screw down crown and screw in case backing.  Because of these and other features, the G-Timeless Men’s Timepiece Model # YA126406 is water tight to 99 feet. 

The G-Timeless Men’s timepiece is a fashionable and affordable choice to gift this holiday season. 

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Movado Luko is Beyond Lovely

Luxurious Movado Luko

The pure and simple truth is that it doesn’t get any easier, than to pick a pretty Movado women’s watch.  They really don’t know how to make an ugly timepiece.  All of their watches can be compared to jewelry, yet all keep time with Swiss quartz precision accuracy, as well.  Ok, enough with the accolades let me tell you about my latest Movado find.

The Movado Luko Women’s Watch.  This piece, from Movado is crafted in 14 carat yellow gold, and features a white dial.  It’s really stunning, and a bit unusual.  The Luko has a slightly rectangular face, with Roman numeral accented dial.  Certain hour markers are designated by gold drops, instead of numbers or indexes.  The Movado insignia is located at the 12 o’clock setting and the trademark Movado dot is displayed, as usual.  The Luko women’s watch offers gold sword shaped arms, delicately pointing out the time.

This women’s timepiece is a Swiss quartz model, with a case width of just 17 mm.  This luxury watch from Movado is presented with a 5 row linked bracelet, which is feminine and elegant.  You can’t beat the look and feel of this beautiful women’s watch.  Leave it to Movado to keep coming up with gorgeous ladies watches.

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2009 Timepiece Trends: Rubber Regulars

Materials like leather and platinum used to be the order of the day when it came to luxury watches. Nothing else could satisfy the stratospheric standards of sumptuousness. But now that even the standards of luxury are beginning to change as well, there’s a new player in the luxe materials market – rubber.rubber-regulars-3

Rubber-strapped watches were once limited to just the lower end of the watch spectrum, to just the cheap, disposable or toy watches. Nowadays, though, even the highest-end watch brands feature rubber straps, and diamonds can be on the same watch as PVD.

Ready for Anything

With its primary goal of being the toughest watch you’ve ever seen, it’s pretty understandable for the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Survivor to have molded rubber instead of the typical leather strap or metal bracelet. After all, you’d be less discouraged to get rough with your watch if the strap were made of something like rubber.

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The durable material also fits in well with the rest of the décor on the Survivor. Molded black vulcanized rubber goes well with the brushed and textured black case and bezel of the watch. Overall, the material adds to the unmistakable impression of a very tough watch indeed.

A Tribute in Rubber

Few would question the use of a rubber strap with the Piaget Polo FortyFive, especially since rubber straps are commonly used with sports watches anyways. What’s not regular is rubber being used by a luxury watchmaker like Piaget, especially on a commemorative model like the FortyFive.

The matte rubber is an interesting contrast to the shine of the steel case on the FortyFive. It suggests a typical high-end watch with a not-so-typical sporty side to it – definitely a step in a new direction for Piaget. Aside from that rubber touch, the FortyFive is everything you’d expect a premium watch to be.rubber-regulars-1

The New Luxe

Believe it or not, the diamond-abundant Perrelet Diamond Flower features numerous diamonds set into a metal case – all alongside a 100% rubber strap. It’s at the forefront of this whole movement of putting together old world luxury materials with new, underestimated elements under a well-known brand.

The Diamond Flower is an elegant mix of form and function. While it sports a breathtaking flower motif on the dial and a timeless design, a double rotor mechanism ticks away behind all the beauty.

It seems likely that rubber straps will continue to be a fixture in the high-value world of premium watches. It takes some elements from the low end, many elements from the upper end and puts them together in a previously unexplored middle ground.

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