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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


Watchbase: JLC, Bremont and other updates - 2016/02/20 by Dale Vito


Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo 17 40th Anniversary 311.30.42.30.99.002
Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo 17 40th Anniversary 311.30.42.30.99.002

 

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.

Our Patek Philippe database now also holds all ladies watches. Piaget is mostly complete. Oh, and I’ve started working on Girard-Perregaux.

We’re slowly gearing up towards BaselWorld 2016, so stay tuned!

[The Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo 17 40th Anniversary 311.30.42.30.99.002 pictured above? You’ll find it right here.]


IWC SIHH 2016 – now updated with prices! - 2016/01/26 by Dale Vito


IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph

 

I’ve just updated the IWC SIHH 2016 Pilot’s Collection with the latest pricing information – straight from IWC.

The full list with links:

Mark XVIII:

IW327001
Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII (black dial / leather strap)

IW327002
Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII (silver-white dial / leather strap)

IW327004
Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Ed. “Le Petit Prince”

IW327011
Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII (black dial / bracelet)

IW324702
Pilot’s watch Mark XVIII TOP GUN Miramar

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph:

IW377709
Pilot’s Watch Chronograph (leather strap)

IW377710
Pilot’s Watch Chronograph (bracelet)

IW377714
Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Ed. “Le Petit Prince”

IW377719
Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Spitfire

IW389001
Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN

IW389002
Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Miramar

Pilot’s Watch Timezoner: 

IW395001
Pilot’s watch Timezoner Chronograph

Big Pilot’s Watch:

IW500912
Big Pilot’s Watch

IW500916
Big Pilot’s Watch Ed. “Le Petit Prince”

IW500917
Big Pilot’s Watch Spitfire

IW502001
Big Pilot’s Watch TOP GUN

IW502003
Big Pilot’s Watch Ed. “Btq. Rodeo Drive”

IW510301
Big Pilot’s Heritage Watch 48

IW510401
Big Pilot’s Heritage Watch 55

Pilot Watch Complications:

IW379108
Pilot’s Watch PPC Digital Date-Month Spitfire

IW371808
Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Ed. “Antoine de St Exupéry”

IW503801
Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Ed. “Antoine de St Exupéry”

IW502701
Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Ed. “Le Petit Prince”

Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36

IW324001
Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36 (grey dial / alligator strap)

IW324003
Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36 (silver dial / blue numerals / alligator strap)

IW324005
Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36 (silver dial / gold numerals / alligator strap)

IW324002
Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36 (silver dial / blue numerals / bracelet)

IW324004
Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36 (grey dial / bracelet)

 


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