Over at Haute Living I discuss the new limited edition Richard Mille RM011 Ti Americas White watch. An interesting looking watch made in honor of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. The watch will only be available in North America, making it one of those rare regional limited edition timepieces for USA and Canadian shores. The unique movement has a chronograph as well as a contemporaneous countdown timer (60 minutes). It also has an annual calendar. A very unique looking with watch a useful movement. The case is in DLC coated titanium. Price is ,000, and read the my full article on the Richard Mille RM011 Ti Americas White watch here at Haute Living.
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In addition the other metals, each case has a lot of titanium in it. Likely all the PVD black coated material that you see on the case and bracelet. The cases actually are available in two sizes, either 50mm or 44mm wide. Depending on how big you want to go. The dial are functional and attractive. Nothing out of this world, but a bit more exciting looking than your average aviator inspired watch dial. The guilloche engraving on the dial steps the novelty up a notch. Avenir Chrono is beginning to remind me of a higher-end version of Formex actually, with a jewelry store twist. Pricing for the steel versions start at about ,500. Steep, but not ludicrous for a Swiss chronograph watch of limited production. Go to platinum and the prices jump to about ,000. Get some diamonds involved on one of the "Black Snow" models and you are looking at prices from between ,000 - 0,000. Now you have more ammo in your watch knowledge weapon when trying to figure out what the next urban music star you see is wearing.
So why Herman Miller? Well, I don’t know all the reasons. Part of the reason has to do with how widely used Herman Miller chairs are. The most famous is the Aeron, and they also have newer popular models such as the Mira, Embody, and Setu. Unlike most desk chairs, Herman Miller chairs are much more durable, designed after trials and careful study, and made in the USA. Actually, the world’s best ergonomic desk chairs are most all made in the USA. Which is nice to see in Japan, as the people making the country’s best watches, are sitting in our country’s best chairs.
Sapphire crystal is bit domed which gives it a personal look, it doesn't distort the vision of the dial as high domes do. But it gives the watch more of the look of it's own. Dial of the watch is clean, bold and utilitarian. Time is easy to read at glance and the hands are easily distinguished from each other. Bold orange color starts to be bit of a cliche at the watch industry since everyone and their niece is doing them. But in this particular watch the color, which is nice sunset orange, gives it some character and sort of reminds me of northern lights, warmth of the midsummer sun and fire in the fireplace when having a cup of coffee after a dive in icy waters. It's not that it's terribly unique choice for a dial, just that it has been carried-out in a way which makes it just right.
Each watch is a little bit different in size and from about 40-41mm wide in 18k white gold. Inside the watch is a Swiss automatic movement with the time being displayed on the disc through the window. As you can imagine, each watch done with this level of effort (how long do you think it takes the artist to paint each dial? A long time) is exhausting, so the collection is limited in production, though I am not aware of exactly how many pieces. One of the things that I like about this collection from Angular Momentum is that only a few people in the world are not only going to have this type of watch, but are going to be interested in this type of watch. Eventually watches such as this are going to be in museums for future generations to speculate about. They will wonder about the types of people that purchased timepiece like that, and the social circles that they were worn in. Prices for the watches is likely to be around ,000 each.
Allow me to present you with another watch concept from Switzerland based Virtual Ideas, a design firm that creates watches for established watch companies (a lot of the time large companies rely on smaller, independent design firms when it comes to watch design. They then figure out how to produce it, market it, and then sell it). The first concept I shared with you (a while back) was the Pink Panther watch concept. The concept watch here is called "Big Time." You can see the thematic similarity to their previous concept design.
It is no surprise to any of you that I am a big fan of LUM-TEC watches. A company here in the US with designs and models that just keep getting better. Really dedicated to constant refinement of their line, and continually offering a slew of limited edition models that have a special ability to make our eyes widen with desire. Here are a few shots of the soon to be released Lumzilla line. A big watch with an automatic movement and a lot of personality.
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This new type of atomic clock uses something called cold-atoms. This technology, combined with a micro-gravity environment will make for atomic clocks that are far more accurate than the ones on Earth or that previously were aboard moving satellites. It is part of a project called ACES (atomic clock exploration in space) and the clock is self is called the PHARAO (Projet d'Horloge Atomique par Refroidissement d'Atomes en Orbit). PHARAO will be placed aboard the ISS (international space station). Not only will it allow for hyper accurate synchronization with other atomic clocks, but it will also allow scientists to experiment and test some aspects of Einstein's relativity theory.
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It isn't still a new release, but it is still darn good. The Shabaka watch by Jean Dunand is a special style of watch that takes a bit from the world of art deco (look up artist Jean Dunand and you'll understand), and what feels like British mod artists in the early 1980s would have come up with if commissions to make a space ship (but a watch) designed by the ancient Egyptians. All that and a bag of tricks (the movement) as dreamed up and manufactured by Christophe Claret. The Egyptian theme is no accident either. The watch is intentionally done in this manner. The name "Shabaka" even refers to one of the Egyptian pharaohs who lived around 700 BC.
TX put the 400 series watches in a big case, 46mm wide actually. It doesn't feel so big, but would dwarf a classic Rolex Datejust that was just 36mm wide. The crown is very impressive with its relief "TX' logo that is something hard to find on watches such as this. Really nice touch. The case is further water resistant to 100 meters and has an almost flush, flat sapphire crustal that looks to have AR coating applied on the back of the crystal. You can tell that the smooth polished bezel, dial accents, hands, and crown and pusher are all gold toned adding to that classic look. The rest of the steel case has some contrasting polished and brushed finishing. The level of polish is pretty good as you notice it distinctly. I want to mention the size of the watch again, because I think if "dad" (which might be you), or someone else in that hegemonic man role thinks the watch is too big in comparison to their old watch... I would simply recommend giving it a try. Then they will find it hard to go back to 'ol' small and dainty' every again.
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The dials of the Milus Tirion TriRetrograde may appeal busy, but are actually welcome. They have a depth to them, and a feeling complexity that you want in such a watch. The large, lume covered light color hands contrast well with the dial making them easy to read. Plus, you have the interesting stacked numeral hour markers on the dial. The TriRetrograde dials have hands that look like pulled back bows with arrows. The movement is a pleasure to operate. Even doing little things like adjusting the date feels fun and new. The movement as seen through the sapphire caseback window is well decorated. Likely a base ETA with a module on it - though I am not sure about the movement at this second.
Just getting the watch to accomplish the goal of being able to survive that ridiculous amount of pressure and force on the case is impressive enough. I would have been happy and excited about the Guinness world record that the watch has alone, if that was all the watch has - but there is so much more to this watch than just having an impressive record. CX didn't stop at just incredible pressure resistance - oh no. In fact, aside from the incredible dimensions and capacity of the 20,000 Feet Diver, it is also one of the best functioning and made watches that I've had the pleasure of reviewing. Everything about it is refined and smooth in execution. From the quality of the watch and bracelet, to the operation of the features on the watch. Plus, the watch is a dedicated tool above everything else. This is really what people expect when they invest in a Swiss watch, and I am really proud to share it with you.
From a design standpoint I consider this watch to be the pre-cursor of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Survivor watch. Look at the two watches adn you will agree that this Rubens Barrichello II limited edition watch has design cues that made their way into the Surviror watch a few years late. Not exactly the same looks, but part of the same breed. These include the hands, dial design, light vertical texturing (see the strap links here) as well as the crown and pusher design. The pictured watch was part way "there" and then Audemars Piguet just went the distance with the Survivor. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Rubens Barrichello II watch was made in honor of the namesake Brazilian Formula 1 race car driver. For some reason Brazilian race car drivers seems to be the subject of many high end sport watches from not only Audemars Piguet, but also other brands such as Hublot and Richard Mille - can't say that I know why.
The Perrelet A1021/3 is a luxury watch made like luxury watches used to be made like. Offering quality materials to represent the presentation of the time in as clear and easy a way possible and adding a few useful complications. Luxury these days can take many forms, many of them purely for boldness or experimentation. This watch is out of another era in its philosophy. I will also that this cushion-shaped Day Date Power Reserve watch is not one that I would run up to in a store case and get excited about it. Maybe that is because it is so function forward in presentation. Thus, the timepiece does not scream "buy me," but rather it grows on you after you give it a chance. Living with the watch for a bit I have become much more fond of it. It looks good and has lots of little luxury points that you can continue to enjoy for a long time - especially after those other watches with too much personality lose their novelty or fall out of style. These Perrelet watches will still be around. This same A1021 line of watch is also available with Roman numeral hands and hour markers instread of the Arabic numerals. Retail price is about ,000, with the street price being less.