Blog posts tagged "Certina"

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Moon Phase, Certina DS Powermatic, Massena Lab Uni-Racer

2021/07/31 by Dale Vito

After a slow week we’re back in full effect with new -and old- watches added to our database from Certina, Audemars Piguet, andMassena LAB.

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This Week: NOMOS, Longines, Certina

2019/12/14 by Dale Vito

Hi there data-hungry watch freaks!

The past week I’ve once again added a respectable number of watches to our database. The big projects we’re working on are Tissot, Certina, Hublot and Longines. To keep things interesting (mainly for myself, that is) I’m alternating between these four brands – though still it can get quite repetitive. Luckily there’ve been a few odd new releases too. What stood out this week?

Longines Avigation Chronograph for Portugal

A bit of a passion of mine is uncovering obscure limited editions, often exclusive to specific markets. The Longines L2.668.4.21.2 is a prime example, being made in 225 pieces for the Portuguese market. More info!

NOMOS Tangente 35 for Antoine de Macedo – Paris Saint-Germain

The NOMOS Tangente 139.S50 for Antoine de Macedo (Paris Saint-Germain) is a limited edition of 75 pieces that’s subtly different from your standard 139. More info!

NOMOS Tangente Sport for Hodinkee

Another limited edition NOMOS introduced this week is the Tangente Sport for Hodinkee, reference 501.S6. The Tangente Sport was introduced in 2001 as one of NOMOS first attempts at a more robust, sportier timepiece. Its succes was fairly limited and it has since been replaced by watches such as the Club, the Ahoi, and the newer Tangente Sport neomatik. It’s a bit puzzling as to why Hodinkee went with this obscure, out-of-production watch – but it looks good if a bit tame. More info!

Certina DS-1 Powermatic

Alright, it’s neither new, rare or otherwise spectacular, but as an overall package I find this Certina DS-1 Powermatic quite convincing. A svelte case, classy dial and a ‘Powermatic 80’ as the source of motivation – at EUR 650 incl. VAT that’s not bad at all! More info!


Best of week 16: IWC, Oris, Certina and Tissot

2019/04/20 by Dale Vito

Welcome back to our weekly segment that highlights a couple of interesting additions to our ever-expanding database.

This week I didn’t take on any major projects really. I filled in a few gaps, went through our resources to find some cool & obscure pieces, and that’s it. There are a few cool new pieces though;

IWC Portugieser Chrono-Rattrapante Boutique Milano

Feels familiar right? The IW3712-22 is the stainless steel version of the 2016 IW3712. It is made in 150 pieces for the Milan IWC boutique. LINK!

Oris Divers Sixty-Five 43 Chronograph Bucherer Blue

The Oris Divers Sixty-Five 43 Chronograph is one of the latest installments in Bucherer’s Bucherer Blue series. Did you notice the indexes are different compared to the 2018 Carl Brashear version in bronze? LINK!

Tissot Entrepreneur One

Tissot has been doing retro editions since before it was even a thing. Really. Look at this 1998 Entrepreneur One – looks cool no? It’s even fitted with a plexi crystal. LINK!

Tissot Heritage Chronograph

Another cool one – the 2009 Heritage Chrono. This limited edition of 3333 pieces has a stainless steel case with a diameter of 40mm and is powered by the self-winding 7753. LINK!

Certina DS PH200M

A cool watch doesn’t necessarily need to cost big money. The Certina DS PH200M was released at BaselWorld 2018. It pairs cool vintage looks with an ETA movement with 80 hours of power reserve. For EUR 695! LINK!


Best of week 14: Oris, Certina, Longines, Karoshi

2019/04/06 by Dale Vito

Hi guys!

Welcome back to our weekly segment that highlights a couple of interesting additions to our ever-expanding database.

I’ve spent the majority of this week updating existing entries and filling in gaps – in other words, not all entries are new 2019 releases.

Oris Divers Sixty-Five 40

Who doesn’t like a good Divers 65? This one has the 40mm case, but pairs it with the more traditional dial lay-out that was first seen on the larger versions. A slight dash of bronze, supple rubber strap – perfect for summer ’19! LINK!

Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 Himalaya

One of our API users had put in a request for a couple of watches, including a couple Certina’s. Among them this DS-1 Powermatic 80 Himalaya. I like it. Cool vintage-inspired looks, 80 hours of power reserve, and it’s sensibly priced too. LINK!

Longines Conquest V.H.P. GMT

The biggest project I took on this week is updating our Longines database. This will involve quite a bit of work as a lot of them have been using updated movements (L619 versus L888 for example) without the actual reference numbers having been updated. But perhaps that’s a story for next week. This week’s pick is the Conquest V.H.P. GMT in 41mm with carbon fiber dial and rubber strap. I love me a good quartz watch and I think the V.H.P. -especially the GMT- is very interesting from a tech perspective. LINK!

Longines Master Collection Annual Calendar

Another Longines? YES! Somehow this was missing from our database. I’m not the biggest fan of the Master Collection aesthetics, but an annual calendar for EUR 1.960 list? Count me in. LINK!

Karoshi K-011

Ok, that’s a lie. This was added nor updated this week. But this list needed a bit of spice and I found it in the form of the Karoshi K-011. LINK!


Movements: ETA 2825-2

2015/07/31 by Dale Vito

At the moment, there are 809 815 movements in our database. Many high-end with spectacular functions. But have you ever heard of the ETA 2825-2?

ETA 2825-2

ETA 2825-2

 

This caliber first appeared in 2013. Taking the popular 2824-2 as a base, this movement uses a clever module which allows for the seconds hands to be fitted at 12 different locations. The hour and minute hand can also be fitted at the center, giving 13 different options for these two hands. This allows the brands using this caliber (Hamilton, Tissot, & Certina are the ones listed for now) to create some cool off-center and regulator style displays at an affordable price. Which is rather cool I think.

ETA 2825-2 display options

ETA 2825-2 display options


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