Here is a (growing) comprehensive list of all the one-of-a-kind watches made and donated by brands to the 2011 edition of the Only Watch charity auction to be held in Monaco in September. As of writing there are 34 participating Only Watch 2011 brands that will offer a piece for auction. The below list will be updated as new information comes in. The names of the piece are under the image of that respective piece.
Celsius X VI II LeDIX GMT Big Date Mobile Phone Only Watch 2011
Breguet Maestro Only Watch 2011
Ikepod Hourglass Only Watch 2011
Bell & Ross Casino Roulette Radar
Romain Jerome Rock the Rock DNA
Zenith El Primero Captain Chronograph and Pilot lefty watch set
Hublot 4000M Carbon Diver (Oceanographic 4000) Only Watch 2011
Tag Heuer Monaco Mikrograph
Ulysse Nardin Freak Diavolo Only Watch 2011
Piaget Altiplano Only Watch 2011
Glashutte Original Senator Chronometer Only Watch 2011
DeBethune Only Watch 2011
Corum Golden Bridge Automatic Only Watch 2011
Patek Philippe Ref. 3939 Tourbillon Minute Repeater Only Watch 2011
DeWitt Only Watch 2011
Chopard LUC Engine Tourbillon Only Watch 2011
Richard Mille RM 027 Rafael Nadal Only Watch 2011
Bernhard Lederer Gagarin Tourbillon Only Watch 2011
Audemars Piguet Only Watch 2011
MB&F HM4 Only Watch 2011
Urwerk UR-103 “Phoenix” watch hand engraved by Jean-Vincent Huguenin
Bovet 7-day Tourbillon with reversed hand-fitting “Dragon & Phoenix” watch
Louis Vuitton Tambour Diver Chronograph Only Watch 2011
Van Cleef & Arpels Jules Verne From The Earth To The Moon Poetic Complication Only Watch 2011
Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Only Watch 2011
The Liens watch has been pre-selected from the “Ladies’ watch” category. Its pink gold round case is set with diamonds. The “lien” motif appears to be in continuous movement as it pulls its cross-over touch onto the profile of this case and produces a connection on all sides of the dial. The dial is in white lacquer and satin-finish silver. The piece is animated with a self-winding mechanical movement.An supreme detail enhances this delicate timepiece: the bezel is set with a mother-of-pearl cabochon.This creative complication watch is competing at the “Ladies’ complication view” category. A collaboration between Chaumet and the Swiss master craftsmen, who practise and maintain outstanding savoir-faire and artistic cosmetic skills, gave rise to this timepiece.The hours and also minutes are exhibited above a flowerbed created by jewellery craftsmen specialists from the technics of engraving and Grand Feu enamelling. Nitot offered his Emperor impressive jewels, thus becoming the Royal household’s jeweller.The good standing and celebrity of Chaumet have grown through time, the collection including the finest jewelry and the most brilliant watches.Among Chaumet’s most valued watch collections are: Chaumet Class One, Chaumet Dandy, Chaumet Khesis, Chaumet Mihewi, Chaumet Night Spirit and Style of Chaumet.
Montblanc Vintage Pulsographe 39mm Piece Unique Only Watch 2011
Frederique Constant Piece Unique Family of Watches
Blancpain Villeret Grande Decoration Only Watch 2011
Vacheron Constantin Metiers d’Art Perspectives d’Art “Dove” for Only Watch 2011
Breguet Réveil Musical Only Watch 2011
Harry Winston Midnight GMT Tourbillon Only Watch 2011
Chanel J12 Marine Only Watch 2011
Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Roue Carrée Seconde Only Watch 2011
Girard-Perregaux ww.tc Only Watch 2011
Vulcain Anniversary Heart Only Watch 2011
Cyrus Klepcys Only Watch 2011
Chaumet Dandy Arty Open Face Only Watch 2011
Laurent Ferrier Galet Micro-Rotor for Only Watch 2011
Franck Muller Crazy Hours Totally Switzerland Only Watch 2011
deLaCour Mourinho City Ego for Only Watch 2011
Hermès Arceau Le Temps Suspendu for Only Watch 2011
Some of these are very uncommon, but they’re typically all well-done for what they are. A high-end style dive watch is more or less a designer style diver from among the major fashion brands. I am not sure who made this concept appealing the modern feel, but credit may visit Chanel for essentially taking the motif of the Rolex Submariner and creating an all ceramic watch that looks sexy and sporty at the same time.Chaumet’s offering in this arena is the Class One range. In comparison to a number of the additional high-end fashion houses the Chaumet Class One includes a wide range of options and styles. In addition to three-hand, GMT, along with chronograph models, the Class One was provided in a large range of looks and sizes (for men and women). For me the ideal model is the Class One XXL that’s 45mm wide and sold in steel and titanium, titanium, or in increased gold. This dimension has the GMT and Chronograph variant, and I think they are fun looking, sporty divers that will appeal to those who desire something a bit different – at least in the united states. Chaumet is a brand not sold in the US – so as much as I know having a Chaumet could be much more common in other parts of the world such as France or Japan. I believe the very first time I saw Chaumet watches individual was in London at their store within a store in Harrods.Being able to get one of these abroad and wear them in the US has its own advantages. Especially when people ask you about the opinion and you remark on how “oh, these are not available from the States.” The dial is very easy to read, particularly with the thick lume-coated hands. The dial is black with a bit of a wave pattern and metallic blue rings round the chronograph subdials. The friendly looking bubbly “12” is a nice touch.
Really soon (6pm on September 24th) it will be time for the Only Watch 2009 watch auction. I summed up the detail a bit here, and here. Click there to get the specs on it all. Frankly I am a bit tired of writing “Only Watch” 2009, but just because there has been so much to say about it. The concept is really cool; your favorite watch makers need to make special unique watches that are then sold to the super elite, and the money goes to charity. The auction is held at the Monaco Yacht show every other year.
Charity is nice and all, but for me it is all about the crazy watches they the brands came up with. This year there will be 34 watches auctioned off. For a watch to be part of the auction it must be the very first in a limited edition (1/XXX), or a totally unique watch specially made for the event. I really enjoyed seeing what the brands put out there, and I look forward to smirking at the prices that will be achieved for the timepieces. There is going to be a heavy amount of alcohol being poured at the event I am sure – which helps lubricate that part of your wrist that signs checks.
Check out this video from TheTimeTV.com that has Mr. Patrizzi talking about the Only Watch 2009 auction. Osvaldo Patrizzi is the guy behind Patrizzi & Co., the auction house and major organizer behind the Only Watch events. The video has lots of shots of the watches. You’ll want to see this unless you were among those people who got to see the watches on their traveling tour around the world. Getting you all excited pre-bidding time. Don’t you love the logo for the event? It is so 1981 cheesy. Some of my favorites for the event are from Omega, Louis Vuitton, Bovet, Gerald Charles, Confrerie Horlogerie, and Chaumet.
Its watches capture the heart of Parisian sophistication, in the Dandy version with a Swiss-made mechanism that was designed by Chaumet, to the limited edition Hortensia tourbillon set with diamonds and Grand Feu enamel in blue and purple tones. These watches are an impressive testament to the ability of their Maison’s master craftsmen.Forever inspired by its own rich history, Chaumet’s heritage is always on show. For at least 200 decades, its high jewellery workshops have remained within its headquarters over the boutique in 12 Place Vendôme. Chaumet Hortensia Watch Price Replica undertakes the whole manufacturing process, from first sketch to finished jewel. Employing experience that has been passed down from generation to generation, its master jewellers still sit in the identical 200-year-old wooden workbenches crafting every bit of Chaumet jewelry by hand, from one-off collections of high jewelry to gemstone engagement rings, watches and tiaras – a lasting emblem of the House of Chaumet.As official jeweller for the wedding of Emperor Napoléon I and Joséphine, Chaumet sets the greatest standards in regards to bridal jewelry. The boutique on Place Vendôme provides a whole line of classic and contemporary styles for him and her, including the Joséphine engagement ring inspired by the Chaumet tiara, and the Bee My Love collection, which pays tribute to Chaumet’s great history with Napoléon.The prestigious, Paris based jewelry and watchmaking house presented a new version from the luxurious Class One Collection, celebrated by the odd blend of diamonds and rubber. By finding a subtle link among breathtaking luxury and sporty elements, Chaumet’s craftsmen once again demonstrate their incredible creativity, therefore appreciated by glamorous ladies from all over the globe.
I am a sucker for high-end fashion dive watches from brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Chaumet. Some of these are very rare, but they are usually all well-done for what they are. A high-end fashion dive watch is more or less a designer style diver from one of the big fashion brands. I am not sure who first made this concept appealing the modern sense, but credit may go to Chanel for essentially taking the theme of the Rolex Submariner and making an all ceramic watch that looks sexy and sporty at the same time.
Chaumet’s offering in this arena is the Class One range. Compared to some of the other high-end fashion houses the Chaumet Watch Company Replica Class One has a wide assortment of options and styles. In addition to three-hand, GMT, and chronograph models, the Class One has been offered in a large range of looks and sizes (for men and women). For me the best model is the Class One XXL that is 45mm wide and offered in steel and titanium, titanium, or in rose gold. This size has the GMT and Chronograph version, and I think they are fun looking, sporty divers that will appeal to those who want something a bit different – at least in the US. Chaumet is a brand not sold in the US – so as far as I know having a Chaumet might be a lot more common in other parts of the world such as France or Japan. I think the first time I saw Chaumet watches in person was in London at their store within a store in Harrods.
These watches are still an impressive testament to the ability of their Maison’s master craftsmen.Forever inspired by its own rich history, Chaumet’s heritage is always on display. For more than 200 years, its high jewellery workshops have remained within its headquarters over the boutique in 12 Place Vendôme. Chaumet undertakes the entire manufacturing process, from first sketch to finished jewel. Employing experience that’s been passed down from generation to generation, its master jewellers still sit in the identical 200-year-old wooden workbenches crafting each and every bit of Chaumet jewelry by hand, from one-off collections of high jewellery to diamond engagement rings, watches and tiaras – a lasting emblem of the home of Chaumet.As official jeweller for your wedding of Emperor Napoléon I and Joséphine, Chaumet sets the greatest standards in regards to bridal jewelry. The boutique on Place Vendôme offers a complete lineup of classic and contemporary styles for him and her, for example, Joséphine engagement ring motivated by the Chaumet tiara, and the Bee My Love collection, which pays tribute to Chaumet’s excellent history together with Napoléon.The prestigious, Paris based jewelry and watchmaking house presented a new model from the luxurious Class One Collection, celebrated by the odd combination of diamonds and rubber. The new Class One High Jewellery watch showcases an exceptional choice of otherwise cut diamonds in white and black combination, completely covering its white gold case, bezel and dial. By discovering a subtle connection among stunning luxury and sporty components, Chaumet’s craftsmen once again demonstrate their incredible imagination, so appreciated by glamorous women from all around the globe.
The large rotating bezel is performed using a PVD black coating while the case with this particular version is a mixture of steel and titanium. The watch is water resistant to 100 meters and includes a sapphire crystal display back. Although it is accessible with a metal bracelet, this XXL model includes a rubber strap with cushioned steel deployment clasp. The wide size of the strap helps give the watch an even more striking look on the wrist, but really works to decrease the visual dimension of the case.Price for this particular watch is about $5,500 – making it around precisely the exact same cost as several other high-end dive watches. These watches are not cheap but may be argued to have a greater perceived value as a result of names on the dial. They are also fairly well designed and have an almost charming look to them. I truly enjoy a few of Chaumet’s watch layouts, but with models names such as “Dandy” they may require a marketing refresh to be US market workable (if that’s even in the cards to them). Lets not dwell on trivial advertising issues and focus on one of the cool watches from a few short years ago. The Parisian brand released this Chronograph model back in 2006 I think. It is a bi-compax design chronograph watch with a round face in a pillow instance. Probably the best conceived pillow design case around. This can be aided by the intriguing design of this lugs.Chaumet is all about contemporary art deco design. Part of that is a drama on asymmetry. You’ll notice the “racing stripes” (as I call them) on the dial that stream in the strap. This is a common element in many of their watches.
Being able to get one of these overseas and wear them in the US has its advantages. Especially when people ask you about the watch and you comment on how “oh, these aren’t available in the States.” The dial is very easy to read, especially with the thick lume-coated hands. The dial is black with a bit of a wave pattern and metallic blue rings around the chronograph subdials. The friendly looking bubbly “12” is a nice touch.
The large rotating bezel is done with a PVD black coating while the case on this version is a mix of steel and titanium. The watch is water resistant to 100 meters and has a sapphire crystal display back. Inside the watch is a Swiss ETA Valjoux 7753 automatic chronograph movement with a custom rotor and decoration. While it is available with a metal bracelet, this XXL model has a rubber strap with folding steel deployment clasp. The wide size of the strap helps give the watch an even more impressive look on one’s wrist, but actually works to reduce the visual size of the case.
The large rotating bezel is done with a PVD black coating while the instance with this version is a mix of steel and titanium. Inside the watch is a Swiss ETA Valjoux 7753 automatic chronograph movement with a custom rotor and decoration. While it is accessible with a metal bracelet, this XXL version has a rubber strap with cushioned steel deployment clasp. The broad dimensions of the strap helps provide the watch an even more impressive look on one’s wrist, but actually works to decrease the visual size of the case.Price for this watch is about $5,500 – which makes it around precisely the exact same price as several other high-end high-fashion dive watches. These watches aren’t cheap but can be argued to have a higher perceived value as a result of titles on the dial. They are also pretty well designed and have an almost magical look to them. One of these Chaumet Class One XXL Chronographs is available on James List right here.already know, owns brands such as Zenith, Louis Vuitton, Tag Heuer, Hublot, and Dior. I truly enjoy some of Chaumet’s watch layouts, but with versions names like “Dandy” they may need a advertising refresh to become US market viable (if that’s even in the cards to them). Lets not dwell on trivial marketing issues and focus on one of the trendy watches from a few years ago. The Parisian brand introduced this Chronograph model back in 2006 I think. It’s a bi-compax style chronograph watch with a round face in a cushion case. Possibly the best conceived cushion style case around. This can be aided by the interesting design of this lugs.Chaumet is about contemporary art deco design. Part of that is a drama on asymmetry. You will note the “racing stripes” (as I call them) on the dial which flow into the strap. This is a frequent element in many of their watches.
Price for this watch is about $5,500 – making it around the same price as many other high-end high-fashion dive watches. These watches aren’t cheap but can be argued to have a higher perceived value due to the names on the dial. They are also pretty well designed and have an almost charming look to them. One of these Chaumet Class One XXL Chronographs is available on James List right here.
Named after the highly effective monohull powerboat from 1990s which was part of the very prestigious single-handed races, for example Vendée Globe and Route du Rhum, Chaumet’s Class One Collection created the actual revolution in the ladies’ watchmaking industry, at the end of the 20th century, by offering an entirely unusual mixture of materials. Now, there’s a variety of models that reflect this prestigious variety, but the one that I especially like is the brand new Class One High Jewellery watch with the black and white decoration.Let us start in the circumstance. This jewelry piece is protected using a curved sapphire crystal glass, with all the black metallized “Chaumet Paris” logo on the inside.The watch is powered with a self-winding mechanism, whose lovely decorations, such as a mother-of-pearl rotor using the Class One guilloché pattern, are observable through a sapphire crystal opening at the case-back. When it is fully wrapped, the motion provides around 42 hours of power-reserve.
In the US, one of the less known LVMH watch brands is Chaumet. LVMH, for those who don’t already know, owns brands such as Zenith, Louis Vuitton, Tag Heuer, Hublot, and Dior. I really enjoy some of Chaumet’s watch designs, but with models names like “Dandy” they might need a marketing refresh to be US market viable (if that is even in the cards for them). Lets not dwell on trivial marketing issues and focus on one of their cool watches from a few years ago. The Parisian brand released this Chronograph model back in 2006 I believe. It is a bi-compax style chronograph watch with a round face in a cushion case. Probably the best conceived cushion style case around. This is aided by the interesting design of the lugs.Chaumet is all about modern art deco design. Part of that is a play on asymmetry. You’ll note the “racing stripes” (as I call them) on the dial that flow into the strap. This is a common element in many of their watches.
The black dial here is hard to appreciate in images. It has various shades of black from the stripes to the subdials. The polished steel segments on the dial including the hands are hour markers are eye-pleasing and calming. There are a variety of unique, but simple shapes all over the watch that aid to it being easy to love. the crown has a black cabochon it in to match the dial, while the chronograph pushers are tapered to create the illusion that the case itself tapers as well. Large lug screws feel instrumental and masculine. This is a men’s watch after all.
This new generation from Chaumet also lavishes excellence and exquisiteness in its details. The watch dial forms the background of this timeless tale of love, with 43 mother-of-pearl diamonds and elements which make up the stunning web of the spider. The hours around the watch face are indicated from the twelve pink-gold cabochons set in the bezel, with diamond embedded in between to index the minutes.Chaumet has also introduced, in combination with the new Montres Precieuses 2013, a string of other timepieces that harness the gracefulness of character in six distinctive designs. Each watch represents another aspect of nature, and accentuates the theme of sophistication in its details and attention to colour.In one watch, the white mother-of-pearl wings of three monarch butterflies glisten upon a dial made from black mother-of-pearl that enhances their mysterious charm, and the black satin bracelet adds a glorious finish.Another watch design draws our attention to a very small mayfly with violet mother-of-pearl wings, gliding in joy one of lovely sakura blossoms crafted from pink mother-of-pearl, on a white-gold dial embellished with a violet satin bracelet.Chaumet craftsmen continue to challenge the limits of the artisanship with the bold use of different artistic methods. In still another example of skilled watch-making, the perfectly symmetrical layouts of the butterflies’ wings are outlined in black China ink, carved on a whitened mother-of-pearl dial and complemented with a dark blue lace necklace. Using ivory painted sapphire glass enhances the vibrant dragonflies and generates a feeling of thickness as they dance in the foreground.These beautifully constructed timepieces from Chaumet are a magical portrayal of the mastery of Swiss watchmakers, and the tasteful creativity of Chaumet. The Montres Precieuses 2013 series seeks to wow the world with a brand new take on the best way we look at time, while at the same time creating a symphony of nature, poetry and love.
The large rotating bezel is done with a PVD black coating while the case on this particular version is a mixture of titanium and steel. The watch is water resistant to 100 meters and has a sapphire crystal display back. While it is available with a metal bracelet, this XXL model has a rubber strap with folding steel deployment clasp. The broad size of the strap helps give the watch an even more impressive look on one’s wrist, but really works to reduce the visual dimension of this case.Price for this particular watch is roughly $5,500 – making it around precisely the exact same cost as many other high-end high-fashion dive watches. These watches aren’t cheap but may be argued to have a higher perceived value due to the names on the dial. They are also pretty well designed and possess an almost magical appearance to them. One of these Chaumet Watch Repair Replica Class One XXL Chronographs can be obtained on James List directly here.already know, owns brands like Zenith, Louis Vuitton, Tag Heuer, Hublot, and Dior. I really enjoy a few of Chaumet’s watch designs, but with models names like “Dandy” they may need a advertising refresh to become US market workable (if that is even at the cards for them). Lets not dwell on trivial marketing difficulties and focus on one of their trendy watches from a few years ago. The Parisian brand released this Chronograph version back in 2006 I think. It is a bi-compax style chronograph watch with a round face in a pillow instance. Possibly the best conceived cushion style case around. This can be aided by the interesting design of the lugs.Chaumet is all about contemporary art deco design. Part of this is a play on asymmetry. This is a frequent element in many of their watches.
In French fashion, this is a “brand” watch. The Chaumet Watch Repair Replica name is largely highlighted on the dial creating a lifestyle component to the timepiece. Big polished letters remind you that you are a Chaumet man. A “dandy” man as well? At least the Dandy name isn’t on the watch anywhere. At 40mm wide the case is a solid medium size, though it will wear “large” given the relatively thin bezel. Chaumet uses a Swiss ETA 2894-2 automatic movement. Though the 12 hour indicator for the chronograph has been removed to give it that bi-compax look. The case is 50 meters water resistant. The dial has a great looking blue chronograph seconds hand that adds a nice splash of color. There are thin strips of SuperLumiNova on the face that are colored to glow blue in the dark. You can get the watch with a leather or steel bracelet. As one of many Chaumet Dandy watches this is a nice rendition for a man who likes the style, but doesn’t want to venture into the more avant garde territory that some Chaumet watches can go into. Price for these watches retails for $3,000 – $6,000 I think
You can get one of these Chaumet Dandy Chronograph watches with the steel bracelet for about $3,900 on James List here.
Its watches catch the heart of Parisian elegance, in the Dandy model with a Swiss-made mechanism that was designed by Chaumet, to the limited variant Hortensia tourbillon set with diamonds and Grand Feu enamel in blue and purple tones. These watches are an impressive testament to the ability of their Maison’s master craftsmen.Forever motivated by its own rich history, Chaumet’s legacy is always on display. For at least 200 years, its high jewelry workshops have stayed within its headquarters above the boutique in 12 Place Vendôme. Chaumet undertakes the whole manufacturing process, from first sketch to finished jewel. Using experience that has been passed down from generation to generation, its master jewellers nevertheless sit at the same 200-year-old wooden workbenches crafting every piece of Chaumet jewelry by hand, from one-off collections of high jewelry to gemstone engagement rings, watches and tiaras – an enduring symbol of the home of Chaumet.As official jeweller for the wedding of Emperor Napoléon I and Joséphine, Chaumet sets the greatest standards in regards to bridal jewelry. The boutique on Place Vendôme offers a complete lineup of classic and contemporary fashions for him and her, for example, Joséphine engagement ring inspired by the Chaumet tiara, along with the Bee My Love series, which pays tribute to Chaumet’s great history together with Napoléon.The prestigious, Paris based jewelry and watchmaking home presented a new model from its luxurious Class One Collection, celebrated from the odd blend of rubber and diamonds. By finding a subtle link among breathtaking luxury and sporty elements, Chaumet’s craftsmen once more demonstrate their amazing creativity, therefore appreciated by glamorous ladies from all over the globe.
Named after the highly effective monohull powerboat from 1990s which was a component of the very prestigious single-handed races, such as Vendée Globe and Route du Rhum, Chaumet’s Class One Collection created the actual revolution in the women’ watchmaking business, in the end of this 20th century, by providing an entirely unusual mixture of substances. Today, there’s a variety of models that reflect this esteemed range, but the one which I especially like is the brand new Class One Top Jewellery watch with the black and black decoration.Let us begin from the circumstance. It is crafted in polished and rhodium-plated 18 karat white gold, using the diameter of 39 mm, which is pretty large for a ladies’ watch. Made just like a chess board and made of 18 karat white gold, it’s completely coated with 34 calibre-cut white diamonds and 86 black diamonds (the total of 9.6 carat). This jewelry piece is protected with a curved sapphire crystal glass, using the black metallized “Chaumet Paris” logo on the inside.The watch is powered with a self-winding mechanism, whose wonderful decorations, such as a mother-of-pearl rotor using all the Class One guilloché pattern, are visible through a crystal opening in the case-back. When it is fully wound, the motion provides up to 42 hours of power-reserve.
Guillaume Néry stunned the world with the release of his 2010 short film Free Fall. In it, the world-champion French free diver and Ball Watches brand ambassador explores the depths of the sea within “Dean’s Blue Hole” – the deepest such ocean cavity in the world. The resulting cinematic experience became a spectacular viral video: if you haven’t seen it yet, it will blow your mind. (We’ve included it at the bottom of the post, just in case you’re not one of the near 21,000,000 people who’ve seen it on YouTube.) And now Néry is back with a new film, Ocean Gravity (above), following in the wake of some stunning Ball Watches Gold Replica collaborations.
Néry launched his pro career with his 2002 record descent of 87 meters, with Ball sponsorship following in 2006. A charter member of Ball’s Explorers Club, Néry has collaborated on a number of his own very cool dive watches with the fascinating brand famed for its impossibly tough tool watches – including a very cool signature dive chronograph (named “FreeFall” after Néry’s cinematic triumph) and the awesome Engineer Master II Diver Worldtime.
Personally, I find Néry’s signature timepiece one of the most beautiful and distinctive divers out there, with its stunning ocean-blue dial and intriguing bezel integration; some serious anti-reflective coating on the sapphire crystal, rugged, yet well finished steel casing, 300 meters of water resistance, and a chronograph function to measure the free diver’s precious remaining moments of breath register this as a serious tool for divers. It also has Ball’s trademark 5,000 Gs of shock resistance – actually a more necessary feature than one might think for diving (protecting above and beyond more than most dive watches do, taking into account the considerable impact a timepiece endures when a diver hits the water). And yes, it has a helluva lot of wrist presence, as does the award-winning Diver Worldtime, which boasts a dazzlingly postmodern yet timeless design from current star Ball Watches In Australia Replica designer (and possible next Gerald Genta) Magali Métrailler.
The Ball Engineer III CarboLIGHT is available in both 40mm and 43mm case sizes with a thickness of 13mm. Both variations are closely balanced and even the bigger version is intended to wear comfortably as a result of this situation’s lightweight properties. A massive crown allows for easy operation plus a durable scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with date magnifier rounds outside from CarboLIGHT’s slick layout. Moreover, the Ball Engineer III CarboLIGHT can be configured with both a blue or a black dial. Both finishes nicely compliment the carbon fiber instance composite and the screen is as straightforward as they come. Large baton indexes mark the hours and large sword hands are used for fast and easy legibility. Here, we also see a Ball signature — self-powered miniature gas light tubes that need no external charging.Another standout characteristic is the movement, which will be a COSC chronometer certified automatic caliber Ball RR1103-C. The base is the ETA 2824 with a 38 hour power reserve and 28,800bph operational frequency. Apart from the highly precise nature of the motion, the added Amortiser® system helps protect it from lateral impacts. At length, the Ball Engineer III CarboLIGHT includes a calf leather strap with pin buckle or a black rubber strap for a more rugged and casual feel.
While History Of Ball Watches Replica aficionados love his Ball watches, Néry is better known to the general public for his mindblowing YouTube videos. (Although, of course, he did indeed rock his limited-edition Engineer II Master Diver in Free Fall.) Now Néry and his filmmaking partner Julie Gautier are back with another incredible diving video, Ocean Gravity, and it’s sure to go viral again – and yes, he is repping Team Ball in it! Per the press release, Ocean Gravity depicts “a man, in a weightless condition, orbiting around a planet. Motionless, he glides at a high speed into a cosmos that appears to be endless. After a few seconds, we realize the reality… The cosmos is the ocean, the planet is the submerged surface of the earth, and the astronaut is a freediver. Welcome to the surrealist world of Ocean Gravity.” And if you missed Néry’s Free Fall must-see masterpiece, well, here it is below. Enjoy. ballwatch.com
One of the reasons I really enjoy Ball watches so much is the incredibly prolific nature of their watch department. It isn’t just the amount of new watches Ball releases each year, but also the sheer variety that interests me. That, and the fact that despite all the visual novelty, most Ball watches are good at retaining that sense of core brand DNA which makes their products distinct and noticeable. Another new 2014 model is this Ball Engineer Master II Pilot GMT timepiece.
Ball even goes so far as to name the designer personally – something which is highly unusual in the Ball Watch Ohio 38mm Replica industry, especially when it comes to watches priced under $100,000, when “art” is sold more than the sheer utilitarian nature of the watch. The Ball Engineer Master II Pilot GMT watch was designed for Ball by Magali Métrailler, a talented female watch designer who also created their well-regarded Ball for BMW watch collection, as well as design work for Jaeger-LeCoultre. What I think most typifies Magali Métrailler’s work, from my perspective, is her ability to combine a sense of composed Swiss/French elegance with a resolutely modern take on design. She is an up-and-coming star in my personal opinion, who I hope continues to be featured in more and more high-profile watch design projects.
Whereas Ball has been very successful with design as of late, they still haven’t quite be able to mirror that sentiment in their “watch naming department” (should one even exist). With all the majesty and refinement they bring to the world of modern macho watch design, Ball watch names seem to be a sometimes random assortment of often redundant terms which, in my opinion, do not fit the high-quality personality most of these products have going for them. Why is this an issue? Primarily because I don’t think consumers can recall the names of their watches, which makes it hard for them to think about looking for them or asking about them in stores.
Consumers (for the most part) aren’t going to recall the reference numbers of watches, so brands have a vested interest in creating easy to remember names for their products that consumers can hear (or read) just a few times and commit to memory. Having said that, as part of the Ball Engineer Master II collection this reference GM3090C-SAJ-BK or GM3090C-LLAJ-BK (depending on the strap) is 43.5mm wide in steel, and just 11.9mm thick – making for a very wearable albeit modern sport watch, available on a leather strap or good-looking steel metal bracelet.
A new famous for supplying substantial value and high-end construction in the watches they produce, Ball Watch Company is once again introducing another exciting timepiece to their growing Engineer collection. The Ball Engineer III CarboLIGHT is the brand’s most recent model and a Ball Watch 999b Replica that fuses two groundbreaking substances into the case construction. Here, carbon fiber and mu-metal are both utilized to produce a situation that is ultra-light, corrosion resistant, and highly anti-magnetic. Ball describes this as their CarboNANO technologies and now, the Ball Engineer III CarboLIGHT is readily available for a very special pre-order price.Together with the accompanying stainless steel version — the Ball Engineer III IronLIGHT — the CarboLIGHT marks Ball’s most recent plunge into the world of producing robust timepieces with advanced materials. Maybe the version’s most standout characteristic is its case, which has a distinct irregular pattern that makes each watch unique. This is a distinguishing trait that is due to utilizing carbon, which weighs about 50% significantly less than stainless steel and delivers a significantly lighter texture that is long-lasting. Beneath the surface, Ball also incorporates a full layer of mu-metal around the movement that allows the watch to both draw and deflect static or low-frequency magnetic field lines for interference-free functioning.
If the dial of the Ball Engineer Master II Pilot GMT looks a bit different than most Ball watches, that is because it is. While the hour markers look like those you typically see on Ball watches – meaning they are made using tritium gas tubes – what is different is how they are applied. Rather than sit on top of the dial, they are set flush with the dial. This offers a new type of look for Ball and was done so that the GMT hand can move while being placed low on the dial. While the GMT hand has a familiar Rolex Explorer look, it doesn’t use tritium gas tubes. In fact, the Ball Engineer Master II Pilot GMT Ball Watches Latest Model Replica is among the few Ball timepieces that has SuperLuminova on the dial in addition to tritium gas tubes. That means the GMT hand can look more traditional, but isn’t going to be as visible in the dark.
In order to keep the main watch dial clean, there is a flange ring for the minutes and a bi-directional rotating bezel with a 24 hour scale on it. Magali did a nice job of giving the piece an overall classic design but with a more modern flair. Like most Ball watches, the case of the Ball Engineer Master II Pilot GMT is admirably durable, being water resistant to 100 meters and shock resistant. Over the dial is an AR-coated sapphire crystal. The case would have been anti-magnetic, but Ball decided to go for a sapphire crystal caseback window that allows for the wearer to see the movement – something that is rather rare for Ball’s sport watches.
Inside of the Ball Engineer Master II Pilot GMT History Of Ball Watches Replica is a base Swiss ETA 2893 automatic GMT movement that Ball calls their caliber RR1201. As I said above, you can see the movement through the caseback window. The overall look of the design is very indicative of what the brand is best at today, and more importantly is a relatively good value. I know a lot of watches with the same movement and even more simple cases that are priced at twice as much as the Ball Engineer Master II Pilot GMT.
I have nothing bad to say about the black crocodile strap with red stitching which is available with the watch, but my preference is most always going to be with a metal bracelet, when one is offered. In this case, the steel bracelet, with a design common to other Ball watches, matches the modern look and feel of this sporty yet rather thin (for a Ball) GMT watch. Of course, when you step outside of the “conservative box” you know that often times designs will be polarizing – something that Ball knows only too well. With that said, I think the Ball Engineer Master II Pilot GMT has appeal to not only typical Ball watch fans but also those who don’t typically like the modern design of Ball’s products. Another testament to the watch design work of Magali Metrailler. Price for the reference GM3090C-SAJ-BK and GM3090C-LLAJ-BK Ball Engineer Master II Pilot GMT watch is $2,499. ballwatch.com
A brand known for supplying considerable value and luxury construction from the watches that they produce, Ball Watch Company is once more introducing another exciting timepiece to their developing Engineer collection. The Ball Engineer III CarboLIGHT is your brand’s most recent model plus a Ball Watches Usa Replica that fuses two revolutionary materials into the case construction. Here, carbon fiber and mu-metal are both used to generate a case that’s ultra-light, corrosion resistant, and thoroughly anti-magnetic. Ball describes the as their CarboNANO technologies and now, the Ball Engineer III CarboLIGHT is available for a very special pre-order price.Together with the accompanying stainless steel model — the Ball Engineer III IronLIGHT — the CarboLIGHT marks Ball’s latest plunge into the world of producing robust timepieces with advanced materials. Maybe the version’s most standout characteristic is its case, that has a distinct uneven pattern which makes every watch unique. This is a distinguishing characteristic that’s due to utilizing carbon, which weighs about 50% significantly less than stainless steel and provides a significantly lighter feel that’s long-lasting. Under the surface, Ball also incorporates a full coating of mu-metal around the motion that allows the watch to both draw and deflect inactive or low-frequency magnetic field lines for interference-free functioning. Pair this with Ball’s Amortiser® system that protects against extreme shock, and you also own a wristwatch which could get you through anything.
Perhaps the most exciting new Ball watch from Baselworld 2014 was not yet complete, but we did get to play with a prototype. It is the Engineer II Magneto S watch, and it offers a distinct approach to offering a modern anti-magnetic timepiece. In a nutshell, here is how it works. The bezel of the watch actually operates an iris-style shield that opens and closes over the movement. Ball calls this new system “A-PROOF” and it is being debuted here in the Engineer II Magneto watch.
Of course, A-PROOF comes at a time when anti-magnetic is “hot” thanks to Omega’s >15,000 Gauss 8 Ball Watches Replica and new Master Co-Axial movements. Omega’s approach is more passive and automatic in the sense that their movements aren’t really magnetic at all, so therefore they simply don’t react to most magnetic fields. Ball takes a more interactive approach that, while perhaps a bit less practical, makes for a good tool tech toy. Ball claims that most of their anti-magnetic watches are resistant to about 12,000 A/m, while A-PROOF allows a watch to be resistant to 80,000 A/m.
The iris-style blades that open and close like a camera shutter are produced from a new type of metal for the watch industry called “mumetal.” Sadly that is the best name they someone with little creative skills was able to come up with. Mumetal is an alloy and, according to Ball, is far superior to shielding against magnetic fields than the soft irons historically used. Of course, the coolest thing is seeing the blades open and close over the movement, which I admit to being very fun to watch.
Ball includes more tech into the Engineer II Magneto S watch including SpringLOCK (covered more here), which protects against the accuracy destroying nature of vibrations. This is all part of the Ball caliber RR1103-CSL movement which is a base ETA that has been heavily modified and is COSC Chronometer certified. It is cool that if you anticipate being around magnetic fields you can use the bezel to “secure” the movement, but if you want to see the movement through the sapphire crystal caseback you can do that as well. Of course, you need to be aware of whether you are going to be exposed to a magnetic field, but if you are at least you don’t need to remove the watch from your wrist to protect it.
The prototype version of the Engineer II Magneto S watch we played with at Baselworld 2014 wasn’t quite ready for action so we didn’t take pictures, but I can say that the concept works and the watch is cool looking. The Magneto S is 42mm wide and not too thick at 12.9mm. The overall design is rather military and retro inspired, especially with the cordura textile strap and green accents. I do like the legible dial and of course it is fitted with tritium gas tubes in the hands and hour markers for illumination. It’s really a great watch if you like green accents, but not a green watch.
I anticipate Ball to commercially release the Engineer II Magneto S ref. NM3022C-NCJ-BK watch later in 2014. It will be a test for the new A-PROOF technology, which, if successful, will show up in future watches–though it will likely not be as prevalent as SpringLOCK that has more application in a wider array of Ball timepieces. This is also one of at least two comic book sounding watches–in addition to the Magneto S there is also the Marvelight for 2014. ballwatch.com
By now, you are surely aware of the ties Ball Watch has to the railroad industry (in a nutshell, they created the first watches certified for use to keep the trains on time and not running into each other). That is reflected in the names of the watches that they have created (for instance, the Engineer and Fireman lines). What about the person who keeps things orderly in the passenger compartment – the conductor? Turns out, Ball has not left that position behind in their naming. Today, we will be reviewing what seems to be an overlooked slice of their collection, the Ball Conductor Transcendent.
When you compare the Ball Conductor Transcendent to the rest of the lineup, it is definitely the odd man out. While other watches give off an air of rugged durability, this Ball Watch Trainmaster Worldtime Chronograph Replica instead shoots for a more elegant feel, albeit one that is in a case shape you simply do not see in dress watches (or, at least, I have not). At first glance, you might thing the steel case was a simple square one with a bit of rounding. As it turns out, it’s actually a bit more rectangular leaning (37.5mm by 47.5mm), and has a lot more curves hiding in it than a quick glance would reveal.
The most prominent of those comes courtesy of the sapphire crystal, which the brand labels as a TV screen style. And you know what? I see it – it definitely has the shape and curve of an old CRT type of screen. It is an interesting look, and it helps the case height to slope down side to side and top to bottom, making for a more compact fit on the wrist. The other “hidden” curve helps in that regard as well, and shows up on the reverse of the watch.
Yes, that is right – the Ball Conductor Transcendent has a curved case back. This is something I have not run across a lot, but it definitely helps to snug the watch in tighter to your wrist. For a more compact dress piece like this, I think the curves (front and back) work quite nicely in terms of the styling, and, of course, help to get the watch out from under a cuff (and back in) without any issue.
Even with the curved caseback, you do still get an exhibition window through which you can see the Ball RR1101 automatic movement. This is due to the fact that the center of the case is actually flat. You can pick that up on the dial side as well. Taking a closer look at the dial, you see that the corners actually angle down (to accommodate the curvature of the case), leaving you with a sort of “hidden” circle that is visible on the dial. This is, obviously, due to the fact that the movement itself is not curved. I rather liked the look, and frankly, it is not all that noticeable (the corners bent down) unless the light hits it just right.
The rest of the dial is rather well-balanced, with the the larger numerals (so the tritium tubes can be affixed) taking a prominent place. Quite obviously, between the numerals and indices, seeing the time day or night is quite easy, and provides the lightshow that Ball is known for. The one wrinkle in that part of the performance comes in courtesy of the hour hand. While the minute hand is a good size for the dial (and accommodates a bigger tritium tube), the hour hand falls a bit short – literally.
There is a central circle with the minute hashes called out, and it gives an obvious frame of reference for the hour hand. The hand itself falls short of actually reaching to that track. Additionally, since the hand is so short, it required a smaller tritium tube to be mounted. While I would not go so far as to say it made it hard to read the time, it definitely was not as easy as you would expect (in the dark), and the proportion just felt a touch off. Not a major deal, but also a small design tweak that I think would help.
On the wrist, the 62g (yes, only 62 grams!) Ball Conductor Transcendent is a lightweight and elegant companion to face the day. As I mentioned earlier, the curved nature of the case and crystal ensure that the watch slips under a cuff quite easily, right after a quick glance to check the time. If you do spend some more time checking the watch out, you will notice that the play of light across the grooved center of the dial adds some nice dimensionality, and of course, those curved corners are their own sort of style.
As promised, I am finally placing these watches together for the pleasure. A few disclaimers: this isn’t an ideal matchup. The Omega and Ball are all offered in similar sizes and dial up colors, but these particular examples aren’t perfectly aligned. Still, the overall design and quality points can be determined in the photos. So what do you get for approximately double the price?The resemblance is instantly evident. Though the Ball has selected to utilize broader-spaced lines, each has selected the perpendicular stripes (teak dial). Their hour markers are quite similar.The difference in lume is very obvious even in day light. The Omega’s blue lume is a clean white, in which the tritium tubes have a subdued green look to them. I believe they both seem great.No doubt partly attributable to the Omega’s gray dial (versus the black one in the Ball), the warmth resistance is noticeably improved on the Omega.The hands and markers are both nicely done, but also the Omega’s are substantially more complex. Do note, but the large level of polish used on the inside of the Ball’s day/date display.The different choices daily windows will be highly divisive. Personally, I really enjoy the angular appearance of the Omega, but I’ll confess, the display is significantly more readable on the Ball, largely due to its high contrast look. Additional you get an extra complication with the Ball.There are a few areas that I think will be incontrovertible. First, the Omega includes a far prettier movement. It also features a much longer power book, though they share the same 5 position adjustment and COSC score. Additional the ETA-based Ball actually has a marginally smoother shave hands compared to the Omega.Here is the Aqua Terra and the Red Label side by side, immediately after the Omega has been subjected to a bright light. Initially, that the Omega easily outshines the Ball.
You will also notice (as I did) that the date wheel stands out like a sore thumb on the black dial version we reviewed (the white dial, of course, would be a non-issue). Here, it really feels jarring, and I would prefer to see it deleted if a color-matched date wheel was not available. Yes, this is a common complaint we have about watches, and there are costs involved, but it is surprising to me that more brands have not addressed this yet.
Even for the issues I picked with some smaller details, I did enjoy my time with the Ball Conductor Transcendent. While Ball’s lightshow-on-the-wrist more often takes a sportier, more robust form, here, we have something that really is ready to be a dress watch. While it worked well enough at the office, it really felt like it shined brightest when I had it paired up with a suit. This is also a particularly affordable route to get into the Ball catalog, with the Ball Conductor Transcendent commanding a price of $2,699(for either the strap or the polished bracelet). In the current design, I think the white dial might be the better option of the two. When it comes to a tritium-equipped dress watch, however, I think the Ball Conductor Transcendent needs to be at the top of your list to check out. ballwatch.com
>Brand: Ball >Model: Conductor Transcendent >Price: $2,699 >Would reviewer personally wear it: Yes. Likely just for more formal occasions, but yes. >Friend we’d recommend it to first: This is perfect for the guy who is wearing suits frequently, but wants something more of a “wow” factor in their watch, which the curves and tritium certainly deliver. >Best characteristic of watch: The curves of the case (back and sides), crystal, and dial. It just makes for an uncommon and intriguing configuration. >Worst characteristic of watch: I’m going to pick on the date wheel again – either color-match it or delete it.
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Ball Watch Co. is celebrating the 125th anniversary of the time Webster C. Ball, the company’s namesake, was commissioned to set the official railroad standard of timekeeping in the United States. The latest watch Ball releases to mark this notable anniversary is the Ball Engineer II Genesis Limited Edition that packs a lot of those features that we have come to love – and expect – from the brand.
Although the Ball Engineer II Genesis is a limited-production run, it is actually released in a number of different variations and even with the option of a customized case back. Available in either a 40- or 43-millimeter-wide and 13.55mm-thick stainless steel case with a screw-down crown and 100 meters of water resistance, the dial is either black or deep blue, while as for the strap, brown or black calf leather as well as a steel bracelet can be selected.
Regardless of color choice, Ball has added 28 tritium micro gas tubes to the dial, some of which are 1 millimeter thick for that extra pop in the dark. The result seems rather profound – in a good way – as there hardly is such a thing as “too much lume” on a dive watch. The key difference between tritium gas tubes and SuperLuminova is the fact that tritium glows ceaselessly and all by itself, i.e., without it necessitating an external light source to charge it. On the other hand, luminescent paint glows brighter right after it has been charged but glows only for up to about 10 or so hours before it turns completely dark. You can find out all about how these little glowing tubes are made in our special manufacture visit article here.
The tubes have been fitted to the dial’s hour indices – with 6, 9, and 12 being made of rather massive chunks of tritium tubes for extra legibility and, well, because they look rather cool. And as expected, the hour, minute, and seconds hands have also been fitted with tritium gas tubes.
Under the anti-reflective-coated sapphire crystal and the funky dial is the Ball RR1102 automatic movement, which should be a trusty ETA 2836 or its Sellita SW220 equivalent with date and day-of-the-week indications by the 3 o’clock index. The movement is held secure by Ball’s patented anti-magnetic and shock-absorbing holder which lends the Ball Watches New Replica a resistance to shocks up to 5,000 Gs – ticking another box of Ball watch “must-haves,” along with the tritium tubes.
The Ball Engineer II Genesis Limited Edition is available for pre-order here until December 31, 2015, with the free option of case back personalization, allowing for an engraving of up to 12 alpha-numeric characters. Pre-order price for the Ball Engineer II Genesis Limited Edition regardless of dial color and bracelet option will be $853 while supplies last and/or until December 31, 2015, with pre-orders shipping in March 2016; the retail price afterwards will be $1,550. ballwatch.com