Today I’m updating our Speedmaster Professional database with new, hi-resolution images, the latest prices and whatever additional information I can find. To kick things off, you’ll find a few of my favorite limited editions of recent years above. What’s your favorite LE Speedmaster?
Our Omega Watches database will soon be fully updated with better information, better text and -where needed- pricing updates.
Last Saturday I started with an update of our Omega database. I’ve started to replace the somewhat small images with larger ones. While in our first round of Omega editing, many of them featured identical texts, I’ve now also begun with editing the bulk so their distinguishing features will be properly highlighted.
Fresh in and already uploaded to our Database: the brand new Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Elégance Sartoriale collection.
The Métiers d’Art Elégance Sartoriale, a collection of five, is introduced as a watchmaking tribute to sartorialism – the world of fine tailoring. A ‘subtle combination of artistic crafts’ in the words of Vacheron Constantin, I’d prefer ‘an acquired taste’. But then again, the craftsmanship involved in the dials is hard to argue with; guilloche, grand feu enamel, mother of pearl; it’s all there. Time is indicated through on off-center dial, a feat Vacheron Constantin achieved by placing a 20mm movement in a 40mm case.
At BaselWorld 2016, Bremont introduced four watches with a complication entirely new to the brand: a regatta timer. At the heart of these is the new BE-17AE movement, which is basically a Valjoux 7750 reworked (or ‘customized’) for Bremont by their partners of La Joux-Perret.
For now, the collection consists of two dressier ‘America’s Cup’ models with cases similar to those of the Alt1-C, and two sportier models dedicated to Oracle Team USA – whose titanium case are not unlike those of the titanium Boeing models.
The full Bremont America’s Cup collection, including the models launched in 2016, can be seen right here.
Launched at BaselWorld 2016, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean reference 188.8.131.52.99.001 features a titanium case and bracelet. The first 15 minutes of its revolving bezel are inlaid with orange rubber, while the matte grey dial sports matching accents.
For BaselWorld 2016, Breitling updated its Transocean Chronograph Unitime with two new dials. While still embracing the traditional ‘full’ Breitling style, they appear easier on the eyes than previous versions. The globe design is slightly larger and blends in better, while the 24-hour scale now has colour coding for day & night. Details via the links below;
After an inspiring visit to BaselWorld 2016 and a wonderful meeting with the Nomos crew, I just started updating our Nomos collection. First order of business: the exquisite Lux collection, including my favorite: the Lux Zikade. Check out the full Lux collection right here!
For 2016, the Tudor Black Bay is updated with Tudor’s in-house movement. The versions fitted with a stainless steel bracelet now have one in ‘rivet’, enhancing the vintage feel of one of Tudor’s best sellers.
I just finished uploading the six distinct references to our database; there are 10 in the picture above, as all are delivered with an additional fabric strap. For the Red version, it seems that your choice is either burgundy or black. Links below!
It’s been a while since my last update but we have been keeping busy – our database now includes over 11.000 watches and more than 1.200 distinct calibers. So, what’s new?
Our JLC database now features most, if not all, models from the current collection – including 100 different Reverso’s. Most are uploaded including pricing information.
I’ve also been working on updating our Bremont collection, which now holds more watches and better images. I might have to tweak our set-up a bit though, as I am not sure whether the Special & Limited section in its current form is such a great idea; after all, it holds watches from several lines.
Omega has been fine tuned here and there, with a few new (or missing) models added and pricing information updated on the most important references. I created a separate page for the Museum Collection, with 1 to 10 all listed.