Power Reserve more than 8 days, slip-spring
Frequency 4Hz (28’800 A/h)
Moment of inertia 8 mg*cm2, adjusting over 4 screws.
Hairspring Silicium, exclusive Ulysse Nardin design.
Escapement right-angle lever, silicium, non lubricated.
Tourbillon 1 revolution in 1minute.
Orbite 1 revolution in one hour.
Winding Manual winding over the bezel on the back of the case. 1 full rotation is equivalent to 12 hours of power reserve.
Time setting forward and backward over the bezel.
Case 18-karat white gold, water-resistant.
-Folding steel clasp with push buttons
1. Falling from space
2. Wearing the watch while boxing
3. Riding wild elephants
4. Quality time in the centrifuge
5. Recreational machine gun turret operation
6. Standing on Jeeps while mountain off-roading
7. And so much more.
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I saw Spies race last month at Laguna Seca, but didn't see his watch. I think that Tissot makes a timepiece that is more affordable to most MotoGP fans, but for those interested in something higher end, but still fun and imbued with the MotoGP spirit, the piece is worth a look. I love the angular looks of the watch case and dial features. Just a real cool, masculine demeanor. For an even more "square" version check out the totally square Paul Picot diver watch that Ben is wearing in the lower image here. Inside the C-Type Plongeur 48 Ben Spies Limited Edition watch is a COSC Chronometer certified Valjoux 7750 chronograph movement. Nothing super special, but a workhorse movement that is decorated and visible through the sapphire caseback window/. Fans of the design, and especially Ben Spies will be able to fight for one of the 111 pieces of this cool limited edition watch. Price is going to be 5850 euros. Look for it soon.
I mention this as a prelude to the Marvin M014 watch as a means of explaining it. Gear heads out there might miss the point. In summation, the watch is a mechanically inspired watch that wishes to thematically mention its more expensive and possibly less sexy brethren. The M014 is housed in a polished and brushed steel candybar-like case with an perlage polished face and a few dials to tell the time. Almost like a regulator watch in appearance, the dials are there for the minutes, hours (on a disc), and the seconds below.
Which leads me to the point of the watch - being another timepiece as part of Hublot's partnership to be the official watchmaker of Formula 1. First there was the basic Hublot Formula 1 watch, which will be followed by a number of specifically themed watches such as this Formula 1 Monza watch - dedicated to the famous race track in Italy. The high tech looks of Hublot watches certainly do match with the high-tech looks of Formula 1 race cars - a fact that is hard to deny. The Hublot King Power Formula 1 Monza watch will be limited to 200 pieces and have a price of 26,900 Swiss Francs. Quite pricey, but given the demand for a watch like this, Hublot won't have any trouble selling out.
I wanted to say that the UR-CC1 "King Cobra" was one of the weirder Urwerk watches out there, but that is sort of like saying a guy with 3 arms is that much stranger than a guy with 5 arms. Urwerk timepieces have always been very different in style and appearance, but also provocative. Last year the brand finished developing their UR-CC1 watch that tells time via two linear dials. Based on the dashboard of some older cars, the watch tries to provide luxury, where there was once only utility. Urwerk not only knows that the UR-CC1 is unique, they even employ the uncommon method if mixing luxury watches and comics to market the collection (both the King Cobra and black version - the Black Cobra).
Hour; minute; small second propeller-shaped at 9h
Chronograph with 30 minute counter at 12h, 12 hour counter at 6h, central second counter
Date at 3h
For Panerai collectors the PAM339 will feel like a good investment. It looks really cool, is done in a cool material, has an in-house made movement, and is a limited edition (of 1,000 1,500 pieces). Though the watch does cost about ,000. If the budget is up your alley, and you want a fresh feeling Panerai with a classic look - this should make for an excellent choice.
Number of components: 304
Thanks to Tutima for the review unit. Opinions are 100% independent.
I did a survey on Luxist within the last year that was a survey of the “best” luxury watch brands according to the site’s readers who participated in the poll. I had to choose five brands, and among those was IWC. With a strong, focused product line, and an emphasis on performance and gentlemen’s sport activity, I felt that the brand resonated particularly well with American audiences. While such polls aren’t hard science, the result was that Luxist readers felt that IWC was the best luxury watch brand. Beating the likes of others such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Audemars Piguet.
Aside from the dial, the rest of the Radar watch is a pretty straightforward BR-01 92 Carbon. It runs on a modified ETA 2892-A2 automatic calibre, which offers a power reserve of roughly 42 hours and benefits from the use of 21 jewels. The square case is 46mm wide and is fitted with a sapphire crystal and screw-locking crown. Its water resistance rating is 100 meters. Finally, thanks to removable lugs and specialized tools that come with the watch, you can also configure the BR-01 Radar as an automatic winding desk clock provided you have the Bell & Ross desk stand.