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Nomos plans to slowly transition all its in-house calibers to make use of the Swing System

Le 30 janvier 2015, 08:37 dans Humeurs 0

Nomos plans to slowly transition all its in-house calibers to make use of the Swing System and certain older models are already available with the new escapement. The current timeline has Nomos on track to complete the transition within two years. But, to debut the Swing System, Nomos created a new watch, the Metro, in collaboration with Berlin-based designer Mark Braun. The Metro starts with a 37mm stainless-steel case with wire lugs that is rather slim at 7.65mm. The curved sapphire crystal adds a little height, but not much. The dial is galvanized and silver-plated, with a soft white color punctuated by black, red, and mint green markings. The mint is an unusual color, but one that adds just a little bit of personality without going overboard. You'll notice the large date window down at 6 o'clock and the off-center power reserve indicator around 1 o'clock. For those of us who favor symmetrical dials, the power reserve indicator can be a bit of a drawback, but this kind of off-beat design was clearly intentional. Turning the Metro over you can see the DUW 4401 caliber, the first movement from the brand built around the new Swing System escapement from the ground up. You can see the bright blue tempered balance spring that sets the Swing System apart from the previous Nomos-used escapements (brought in from Switzerland). The DUW 4401 is manually-wound and has a 42-hour power reserve. The Metro is a handsome, slightly idiosyncratic, but at its heart is a serious technological development. The importance of being able to make escapements in-house cannot be overstated when it comes to ensuring a manufacture's future capacity and control over its production. We're glad to see Nomos pushing things as usual.

Think about the breitling watches Urwerk UR-105M "Iron Knight" And "Dark Knight" for that breitling watches

Le 30 janvier 2015, 08:31 dans Humeurs 0

What about the breitling watches Urwerk UR-105M "Iron Knight" And "Dark Knight" to the breitling watches Today Urwerk unveiled the UR-105M, inspired by a medieval suit of armor. It comes in two variations, the Iron Knight and the Dark Knight, the former with a brushed steel armor bezel and the latter with a black AITiN-treated steel armor bezel. Both UR-105Ms start with the new UR 5.01 movement, which combines the familiar satellite display that Urwerk is known for with a few extra indicators that give real-time feedback to the wearer. As with any Urwerk watch, this one's going to take some explaining. When dreaming up the UR-105M, Urwerk founders Martin Frei and Felix Baumgartner were thinking of knights in jousting matches and ended up creating a watch that highlights the current hour with a "canopy" and protects itself with a shielded bezel mounted to the top of the case. At the most basic level, the UR-105M uses a system of four hour disks mounted on a Geneva cross to tell time on a fixed hour scale at the bottom of the case The appropriate hour disc glides past the scale, pointing to the current minute and a hole in the decorative canopy (which moves with the hour discs) reveals the current hour while partially covering the other hours, giving the current hour more visual emphasis. This canopy is make of a special material called PEEK (PolyEtherEthercetone), which is extremely lightweight. You'll also notice a small digital seconds display right by the beginning of the minutes track that shows seconds passing in ten-second increments. On the side of case are two more indicators set into the caseband and displayed through protruding sapphire crystals. First you have the running seconds, shown on a bright red disk with a marking every two seconds and numbers every 10 seconds. Next is the power reserve indicator, which is white when full and slowly turns black as the power depletes over the course of the 42-hour reserve. Both of these use aluminum components to make them lightweight, decreasing their drain on power.

How to choose the breitling watches of Moeldoko Throws A Richard Mille On a lawn And Claims His Luxury Watch Collection 's all Fakes

Le 30 janvier 2015, 08:21 dans Humeurs 0

How to choose the breitling watches of Moeldoko Throws A Richard Mille On a lawn And Claims His Luxury Watch Collection 's all Fakes World leaders wearing expensive watches is nothing new, nor is the backlash against them. Indonesian Military Commander General Moeldoko has been under media scrutiny lately since he has been spotted wearing a number of high-end watches, including a limited edition Richard Mille. Earlier today, when confronted by a reporter about the RM on his wrist, he exclaimed that all his watches are fakes and then threw his watch on the floor in front of the cameras. More on this story after the jump. Moeldoko has been at the center of media attention in southeast Asia lately for reasons unrelated to his watch collecting habits, but reporters quickly jumped on the opportunity when he was seen wearing multiple expensive watches during public appearances over the last few days. has pulled photos of a few of these sightings, which include an IWC Top Gun Miramar Chronograph and an Audemars Piguet Millenary of some kind. Most recently, he was spotted wearing a Richard Mille RM 011 Felipe Massa Flyback "Black Kite," a limited edition of 30 pieces that retails for over $100,000. When confronted about his expensive taste in wristwear, Moeldoko exclaimed "Do you think this is an original?" before eventually throwing the watch on the floor to prove his point. He further explained that this fake cost him a mere 5 million Indonesian Rupiah (about $430) and that he likes a watch because "A country can move forward if it is innovative. Every time I look at this watch, it reminds me of innovation. So, I don’t mean to show off."

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