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Updates: Omega & Patek - 2016/04/15 by Dale Vito


Omega Seamaster 1948 522.23.39.20.02.001

Omega Seamaster 1948 522.23.39.20.02.001

 

As indicated in my earlier updates, I’ve been keeping busy with updating existing entries with the latest pricing info, images and newer, more accurate descriptions. After the Speedmasters, I have gone through all our Planet Oceans and you might note that even discontinued models such as the awesome 2201.52.00 now feature larger images – a welcome change.

I have also decided to do away with the dedicated Olympic family and place the watches in the category of the watches that they’re based on. As such, one of my favorite collections -the Museum Collection- now has the ‘Olympic Official Timekeeper’ models right nexst to the original Museum Collection pieces that they’re based on. I’ve also put the stunning Seamaster 1948 here, as I feel that this is where it rightfully belongs. I’ve always thought that this watch did not quite need the London 2012 connection anyway…

Patek 5960P-001 Price Chart

Patek 5960P-001 Price Chart

 

On another note, I’ve also started to update our Patek collection with historic pricing. Many of what I feel are key / emblematic models also feature older prices. Take a look at the 5960P-001 and be surprised!


Updates: Omega Speedmaster Professional - 2016/04/08 by Dale Vito


Omega Speedmaster Professional Limited Editions

Omega Speedmaster Professional Limited Editions

 

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?

Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonphase Aventurine

Omega Speedmaster Professional Silver Snoopy

Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo-Soyuz Meteorite

Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Anniversary


Updates: Omega Speedmaster Automatic Models - 2016/04/06 by Dale Vito


Omega Speedmaster - Automatic Movements

Omega Speedmaster – Automatic Movements

 

Today I tackled some 40 Speedmasters for another round of updates to our Omega database. No Professionals though: all of them fitted with an automatic movement. So how about a ‘Panda’ caliber 3304, the HB-SIA with bright orange rubber strap or the ‘Casino’ caliber 1164 Speedmaster?

I uploaded a few more Speedmastershandwounds too!


Updates: Omega Watches in our Database - 2016/04/05 by Dale Vito


Omega Spacemaster Z-33

Omega Spacemaster Z-33

 

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.

So – watch this space and stay tuned. For now, have a look at our updated pages, like the Spacemaster Z-33 and many others…


Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Elégance Sartoriale - 2016/04/01 by Dale Vito


Vacheron Constantin Métiers d'Art Elégance Sartoriale Collection 2016

Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Elégance Sartoriale Collection 2016

 

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.

Our database of Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art now has 67 watches listed.


BaselWorld: Bremont America’s Cup Regatta Timers - 2016/03/31 by Dale Vito


Bremont America's Cup Yachting Chronograph Collection BaselWorld 2016

Bremont America’s Cup Yachting Chronograph Collection BaselWorld 2016

 

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.


BaselWorld 2016: Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Titanium 215.90.44.21.99.001 - 2016/03/30 by Dale Vito


Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Titanium 215.90.44.21.99.001

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Titanium 215.90.44.21.99.001

 

Launched at BaselWorld 2016, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean reference 215.90.44.21.99.001 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.

Part of the newest generation of Planet Ocean models, the reference 215.90.44.21.99.001 is powered by the METAS-certified caliber 8900.

More details, including price, RIGHT HERE.


BaselWorld 2016: new dial variations for the Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime - 2016/03/30 by Dale Vito


Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime - BaselWorld 2016 Silver & Black dial

Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime – BaselWorld 2016 Silver & Black dial

 

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;

Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime BaselWorld 2016 Silver

Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime BaselWorld 2016 Black


Nomos: Lux Collection Updated - 2016/03/29 by Dale Vito


Nomos Lux Zikade

Nomos Lux Zikade

 

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!


BaselWorld 2016: the 2016 Tudor Black Bay with in-house movement! - 2016/03/16 by Dale Vito


BaselWorld 2016 Tudor Black Bay with in-house movement

BaselWorld 2016 Tudor Black Bay with in-house movement

 

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!

Tudor Black Bay Black 2016 on bracelet

Tudor Black Bay Black 2016 on strap

Tudor Black Bay Red 2016 on bracelet

Tudor Black Bay Red 2016 on strap

Tudor Black Bay Blue 2016 on bracelet

Tudor Black Bay Blue 2016 on strap


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