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Chronoswiss Timemaster Big Date Power Reserve Watch Hands-On

Aside from the Balance Chronograph, this was the coolest Chronoswiss Uhren Replica watch that I saw at Baselworld 2011. No official details yet, so I will have to infer a bit of the specs. One of the things you may notice is that not too many watches have this exact big day and power reserve layout. For a moment I thought that Chronoswiss was modifying a base ETA movement, but then I realized that they were using something more standard.

A few years ago ETA released the 2896 automatic movement. Based on the 2892, the 2896 has a jumping big date and power reserve indicator (of 42 hours). These are still rare to find in watches, but it is a cool movement. Chronoswiss wasn’t the only brand I noticed using this movement this year, Bell & Ross also has a new BR01 with the 2896 automatic.

Chronoswiss is probably a brand which does not need much introduction, despite the fact that we do not hear much about them. I have reviewed some of their set in the past, and they’re well thought out bits with impeccable construction and high-quality substances. Their latest model, a special edition to commemorate a trans-global experience, follows that exact same path.This new model in question is the Timemaster Chrono GMT S-Ray 007 (product page), made especially for Iren Dornier, a pilot and adventurer who is embarking on an around-the-world trip in an amphibious plane to raise awareness (and funds) for a charitable project. While a lot of this Timemaster line already hews closely to some vintage aviation aesthetic, the input of Dornier has created a model that looks to draw more inspiration from aviation.For starters, the dial was created to resemble a artificial horizon, with a midline separating the gray and black halves of this dial. This is placed within a 44mm (16.5mm thick) DLC-coated case, which further helps the dial stand out visually. Pair this with the red accents (and GMT hand) and bright white lume-filled hands, and you have the recipe for a very readable watch – even for all of the functions built courtesy of this movement.That motion is a Caliber C.754 automatic (based off of the ETA 7750), which itself provides a 46 hour power reserve, a skeletonized rotor, and decorative finishes such as polishing, Perlage, along with Côtes de Genève. This movement enables the watch to have three of the very useful (in my opinion) complications, that are a date display, accurate GMT monitoring, and a chronograph.
Chronoswiss Timemaster Big Date Power Reserve Watch Hands-On

Chronoswiss Timemaster Big Date Power Reserve Watch Hands-On

Chronoswiss Timemaster Big Date Power Reserve Watch Hands-On

More and more I am becoming a big fan of the Chronoswiss Timemaster collection. The bold aviator looks are classic and masculine. Very retro, but in a good way. Many guys can pull this look off in my opinion. The standard Timemaster case is 44mm wide, and here in two finishes. First is polished and brushed steel, but there is also (I am pretty sure) a DLC black coated version. If not DLC then PVD. While the case is 44mm, the large onion style crown sticks out a few more millimeters.

One of the best design features on the dial is the design of the power reserve indicator. These often look like half circles or are fa-shaped. This look never seems to look good on a dial. What Chronoswiss did is give it an almost circular look by extending it as much as possible and adding text around the edges. This gives it a more balance look that doesn’t leave odd shapes on the dial.

Chronoswiss Timemaster Big Date Power Reserve Watch Hands-On

Chronoswiss Timemaster Big Date Power Reserve Watch Hands-On

There is really a ton of lume on this watch. SuperLumiNova is thickly coated, and actually even shaped. Very good darkness viewing in this watch. Plus, all the hands are very thick and properly sized allowing for fantastic legibility. The case also features a rotating diver’s style bezel. Owners of this watch will appreciate the features adding both functionality and convenience.

Through the rear of the watch is a sapphire caseback with a view into the decorated movement with custom Chronoswiss automatic rotor. The case is water resistant to 100 meters. Chronoswiss matches this watch with a rubber strap, but it would also look good with leather or alligator. I am calling the watch the Timemaster Big Date Power Reserve as I don’t know the official name at this time – so that might change. Overall a nice piece coming in two attractive versions. Expect a release later this year.

Only Watch 2013 Auction Winners & Losers Sales & Auctions

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Yesterday in Monaco, the Only Watch 2013 auction was held and the results are in. The event is meant to raise money for a medical charity, to which 100% of the proceeds go. Each of the watches submitted are totally unique and donated by the participating brands. People get very interested in the results, as it is not only a sign of the economy when it comes to Monaco’s wealthy elite (and others), but also the interest people have in specific brands and models. The total yield of Only Watch 2013 was 5,066,000 Euros (most of which is thanks to a single watch).

For 2013 there were some major winners and losers. All the lots sold of course, with some going over estimate, and some under estimate. Most of the lots however sold within the estimated price, and those aren’t covered in this article. So let’s take a look at the major winners and losers of the 2013 Only Watch auction. This article will only cover select lots, and for a full list of all the watches that were up for auction you can see our original Only Watch 2013 article here.

Winners:

1. Patek Philippe 5004T

I’d like to say “wow, wow, wow,” but the super price fetched for this unique titanium Patek Philippe watch isn’t completely surprising. We first covered the Patek Philippe 5004T watch here in more detail. The no-longer-being-made 5004 series was always a winner at auction, but this version is perhaps the last of its kind and the only one ever produced in titanium. Sure to be an auction favorite (again) sometime in the future, the yield for this watch accounted for over 3/5ths of the total auction yield for the entire event. Getting almost $4,000,000 alone. Estimated price: 400,000 – 600,000 Euros. 2013 actual auction price: 2,950,000 Euros

 

2. Chronoswiss Day Night Replica The Three Apes

The uniquely engraved dial and design made this Chronoswiss Opus Replica Replica extra-special. I think at first glance many people felt it was something from Vacheron Constantin with a hand-made dial such as that which uses monkeys to portray the concept of “hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil.” Estimate price: 22,000 – 32,000 Euros. 2013 auction price: 42,000 Euros

 

3.  Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk

New for 2013, it looks like Girard-Perregaux’s updated Hawk (Chrono) watches are going to do well. This unique black and red model beat estimates by an impressive margin. Estimated price: 14,000 – 18,000 Euros. 2013 auction price: 32,000 Euros

 

4. Laurent Ferrier Galet Classic Tourbillon Double Spiral

A purist favorite, the still new Laurent Ferrier brand has classic watch lovers perpetually enthused with their Galet Classic Tourbillon Double Spiral. This unique model narrowly beat estimates, but that is impressive for a small brand. Estimated price: 100,000 – 120,000 Euros. 2013 auction price: 130,000 Euros

 

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5. Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Seconde Mysterieuse

A quirky modern watch with a cool seconds hand, this unique all-black Masterpiece Seconde Mysterieuse watch shows that Maurice Lacroix is hot right now. Estimated price: 15,000 – 20,000 Euros. 2013 auction price: 30,000 Euros

 

Since that time, I have tried many different straps, constantly looking for the perfect one. Today, my Chronoswiss Kairos wears a very simple crocodile strap out of Panatime. The only problem I have with it is the white stitching. In my view, it will not really go. But, I really do have to find at least one thing to moan about. After all, I’m the Curmudgeon. However, for highly private conclusions another factor of time is equally significant: Not only the objective measurement of time, but over all the subjective experience of time, employing the positive moment, may be critical for the success or failure of an endeavor and its outcome. The significant moment which, according to the early Greeks, a man must utilize rationally for it determines his destiny, is Kairos, the subjective element of time” Chronoswiss, contrary to what the title may suggest, is a German-based watch manufacture founded by Gerd R. Lang. Ever since I saw my very first Chronoswiss, I had wanted one. . I didn’t care that the opinion was a little 38mm, I simply loved the situation and dial function. Which lead me into the purchase of my Chronoswiss Kairos!Look at at that beautiful hand guilloche dial! Wonderful solid sterling silver dial, with complete attention to detail. Even the blued steel hands reveal absolutely perfect. At the cost which you are able to get the Chronoswiss watches utilized, there is likely NO watch that is completed quite as well.

6. Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer Manufacture

Aside from a few small differences such as “Only Watch” on the dial, this version of the new for 2013 Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer Manufacture with an in-house made chronograph movement is very similar to the retail version. Nevertheless, the strength of the brand shows as it beat price estimates. Estimated price: 30,000 – 40,000 Euros. 2013 auction price: 45,000 Euros

Chronoswiss Balance Chronograph Watch Hands-On Hands-On

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Chronoswiss Balance Chronograph Watch Hands-On Hands-On

One of my favorite non-sport watches from Chronoswiss Wristmaster Replica for 2011 was this Balance Chronograph – I like to just call it the Balance. The source of the name? I think it stems from the fact that the dial is very symmetrical (and thus balanced). A quality that I highly value. Even though I can appreciate the occasional asymmetric design, my heart is most primarily focused on good symmetry. If symmetry is what we look for when determining whether a human face is beautiful then I think we probably do the same when looking at a watch face.

The Balance Chronograph uses a brand new movement which is the La Joux-Perret caliber 8310. This new automatic chronograph movement makes its debut in this Chronoswiss piece. The movement has a 12 hour chronograph, the time, and the date. The seconds counter for the time as well as the date dial use retrograde hands. Due to the large size of the retrograde date display it is actually legible. The retrograde seconds hand moves quickly across the dial as it measures only 30 seconds at a time. It moves up the dial to the top and then returns instantly to the 0 second position. It does this twice each minute. If you want to measure a full 60 seconds then you can use the chronograph.

Chronoswiss Balance Chronograph Watch Hands-On Hands-On

As a classical timepiece this isn’t a boring one. Chronoswiss 6233 Replica made sure that modern and decorative elements mix well together with the traditional theme behind the watch. This traditionalism shows through most in the case design, blued steel hands, and machine engraved guilloche dial. Chronoswiss, of course, is well-known as a brand that offers cool looking yet classically inspired timepieces. Success in this design isn’t an accident. By the way, this piece is a pre-production model. That means that the retail versions will have some better detailing and polish.

The case is 43mm wide and available in steel or 18k rose gold. The case features a polished bezel while the side of the case features two strips of coined edging. The lugs are hardy and feature protruding side screws like most Chronoswiss’ Timemaster pieces. The watch showcases a sapphire display back as well as an AR coated sapphire crystal over the dial. Overall, I think the case design is highly successful and provides visual interest along with traditional design.

Chronoswiss Balance Chronograph Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Chronoswiss seems to suggest that the layout of the dial on the movement is meant to evoke an image of a butterfly. I guess that is the case but I don’t believe that the butterfly analogy is necessary to justify its looks – it is quite nice enough on its own. The watch dial is solid silver which has been richly engraved with a number of textures and patterns. The look is not overdone at all and the dial is still very legible. You know what else I like? That Chronoswiss Opus Rose Gold Replica made sure to include both the name of the brand and the model on the dial. How many watches can you think of that even have the name of the model included on it anywhere?

The use of blued-steel hands is a proper to match the theme of the watch. The hour and minute hands are “pomme” style and two other types of hands are used for the retrograde and subdials. Again, more kudos to Chronoswiss for a good-looking dial design with all the right elements being taken into consideration. Legibility and beauty are taken into consideration with the only compromise being the lack of lume.

Chronoswiss Balance Chronograph Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Chronoswiss Balance Chronograph Watch Hands-On Hands-On

One of the things that I continue to appreciate about Chronoswiss (a German brand) is that they maintain a strong focus on pleasing the Western market. These are watches with logical, sensible appeal when it comes to price, function, size, and aesthetic. Most of the Chronoswiss watches are retro-inspired and suitable for daily wear – not something I can say about many other brands. I am not sure of the price for the Chronoswiss Balance Chronograph but, if I recall correctly, it isn’t outrageous and in the $10,000 range. I will update the price when I can confirm it with the brand. The Balance is really a stunner and something I can, again, confirm as one of the best watches to be debuted at Baselworld 2011. Price is $11,500 in stainless steel (Ref. CH 7543 B) and $21,900 in 18kt rose gold (Ref. CH 7541 BR).

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Prices start at about $3,800. Aside from this Balance Chronograph, this is the coolest Chronoswiss watch which I saw at Baselworld 2011. No official details yet, so I will have to infer a bit of the specs. One of those things you will notice is that not too many watches have this exact big day and electricity publication design. For a minute I believed that Chronoswiss was modifying a foundation ETA movement, but I understood that they were using something more standard.A few years ago ETA introduced the 2896 automatic movement. These are still rare to find in watches, but it is a cool motion. Chronoswiss wasn’t the only brand I discovered using this movement this season, Bell & Ross also includes a new BR01 with all the 2896 automatic.More and more I am becoming a huge fan of the Chronoswiss Timemaster collection. The bold aviator appears are classic and masculine. Very retro, but in a great way. Many guys can pull this look off in my opinion. The standard Timemaster case is 44mm broad, and here in 2 endings. First is polished and brushed steel, but there’s also (I’m pretty sure) that a DLC black coated edition. If not DLC then PVD. While the case is 44mm, the big onion design crown sticks out a few more millimeters.One of their very best design features on the dial would be that the layout of the power reserve indicator. These generally look like half circles or are fa-shaped. This appearance never seems to look great on a dial. What Chronoswiss did is give it an almost circular appearance by stretching it as much as possible and incorporating text around the edges. This gives it a much more balance look that does not leave strange shapes on the dial.
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Chronoswiss Pacific Watches Hands-on Hands-On

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Inside the Chronoswiss Pacific watches are ETA 2892 automatics for its three-hand versions and ETA Valjoux 7750 automatics for the chronographs. The watches come in slick looking black straps with fun contrast stitching or metallic bracelets (which are… interesting to say the least). Prices start at about $3,800. Aside from the Balance Chronograph, this was the coolest Chronoswiss watch that I saw at Baselworld 2011. No official details yet, therefore I will have to infer a bit of the specs. One of the things you may notice is that not a lot of watches have this specific big day and power publication design. For a moment I believed that Chronoswiss was modifying a foundation ETA movement, but then I realized that they were using something more standard.A few years ago ETA released the 2896 automatic movement. All these are still uncommon to find in watches, but it’s a cool motion. Chronoswiss was not the only brand I discovered with this movement this season, Bell & Ross also has a brand new BR01 with all the 2896 automatic.More and more I am becoming a huge fan of this Chronoswiss Timemaster collection. The bold aviator appears are classic and masculine. Very brightly colored, but in a good way. Many men can pull off this look in my opinion. The normal Timemaster case is 44mm wide, and here in 2 endings. First is polished and brushed steel, but there’s also (I am pretty sure) a DLC black coated edition. If not DLC afterward PVD. While the instance is 44mm, the large onion style crown sticks out a few more millimeters.One of the very best design features on the dial is that the layout of this power reserve indicator. These generally appear like half circles or are fa-shaped. This appearance never seems to look great on a dial. What Chronoswiss did is give it an almost circular look by stretching it as much as possible and incorporating text around the borders. This gives it a more equilibrium look that does not leave strange shapes on the dial.

Chronoswiss Pacific Watches Hands-on Hands-On

In late 2010 Chronoswiss announced a new collection of watches called the Pacific. The family stylistically was a very different animal for the brand, and was seen as a unique attempt to capture the vintage watch loving market, from a brand already known for their vintage style watches. The result was a sort of futuristic 1960s mod design that felt both retro and contemporary at the same time. I was fascinated by the multi-level dial, and the bright areas of color.

I was finally able to get some hands-on time with a few of the Chronoswiss Pacific watches – that come in both three-hand and chronograph styles. The cases are polished and in steel. Size is 43mm wide and the lugs are long and typical of the brand. I don’t think we see enough polished watches these days. There seems to be a preference among many people for brushed or satinized case finishes, but don’t underestimate the power of a nice polished case. Breitling knows what I am talking about.

Chronoswiss Pacific Watches Hands-on Hands-On

Chronoswiss Pacific Watches Hands-on Hands-On

Speaking of Breitling, the three-hand Pacific reminds me just a bit of Breitling’s new Transocean Automatic. Probably because they are thematically similar pieces (and have the same case size and movement). Though I think that most people will groove best with the chronograph. The various colors and hands, and all the design makes these the most distinctive of the collection. For both the three-hand and chronograph models, Chronoswiss will offer the dials in both a black and silver tone (though I believe the actual dial itself is made out of sterling silver.

As you can see while the case is relatively simple, other elements of the watch have a more complex look. This includes the chronograph pushers as well as the dial. The best watches often choose either a complex case or complex dial – both can leave a watch looking too boring or alternatively too busy and cluttered. Though there are of course plenty of exceptions.

Chronoswiss Pacific Watches Hands-on Hands-On

Chronoswiss Pacific Watches Hands-on Hands-On

Here Chronoswiss was wise to use prominent applied hour markers and (close to) properly sized hands. These are nice watches first and foremost because they are legible. The chronograph model uses a unique style that I think is simple enough to appeal to a lot of people. Props on the legible hour and minute counters mixed with the minimalist subsidiary seconds dial for the time. I like how the minute track for the main time reminds me a bit of blank sheet music (because they were thinking of the musical “Pacific” I bet).

Inside the Chronoswiss Pacific watches are ETA 2892 automatics for the three-hand models and ETA Valjoux 7750 automatics for the chronographs. The watches come in slick looking black straps with fun contrast stitching or metal bracelets (which are… interesting to say the least). Prices start at about $3,800.

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ONLY WATCH 2013: See What Brands To Expect Wild Watches From Sales & Auctions

The Chronoswiss Artist Régulateur Jumping Hour Replica Sirius Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton watch comes in stainless steel and 18K red gold. And compared to this routine Sirius Flying Grand Regulator watch from this past year, the instance size was expanded by 4mm to 44mm. Water-resistant to 30m, it’s also ever so slightly thicker at 12mm – since last year’s model was 11.8mm. There is also a sizable onion crown. All in all, the case is very classic in its layout and gives a very antique vibe.The key changes are on the dial. It’s skeletonized and this gives its owners an extremely clear view of the inner workings of the motion within – more on the movement later. At 12 o’clock is your sub-dial for your hours, and at 6 o’clock is the sub-dial for the moments. The 2 sub-dials have the identical floating effect as last year’s version, which gives the dial a three-dimensional quality.Both sub-dials have a unique funnel shape, but it is more apparent about the hours sub-dial, with translucent red varnish and white Roman numerals. In crimson, it stands out to the dial, helping legibility so that you understand which dial is much more important to read at a glance. Also intriguing is the small reverse minute scale beneath the central minute hand at the middle of the dial, as this permits the minutes to be easily read regardless of any subdial cutting off the second track. The minute and hour hands are rhodium-plated and diamond cut, while the hand was extended a red lacquer to give it some comparison.

We love the ONLY WATCH auction that takes place every other year in Monaco for the support of charity. Why do we love it? Well a range of participating watch brands produce totally unique watches that are auctioned off for charity (Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy). The pieces are sometimes mere color variations on existing models, and sometimes they are radically new models that are production concepts or signs of things to come. In any event, they are all one-off pieces (with the exception of models that are “#1” in a limited edition). The brands do it for the massive media exposure and marketing opportunity.

UPDATE: See the aBlogtoWatch full list of Only Watch 2013 Watches.

2013 is the 5th edition of the Only Watch (administered and operated by auctioneer Antiquorum) auction and it will take place later in 2013 on September 28th. The participating brands will slowly release their Only Watch pieces until then. While more brands may be added later, here are the companies that we expect to see interesting timepieces from over the next several months:

  • Backes & Strauss
  • Bell & Ross
  • Blancpain
  • Breguet
  • Chanel
  • Chopard
  • ChronoSwiss
  • Christophe Claret
  • Corum
  • Cyrus
  • deLaCour
  • De Bethune
  • DeWitt
  • Franck Muller
  • Frédérique Constant
  • Girard Perregaux
  • Glasshütte Original
  • Harry Winston
  • Heritage Watch Manufactory
  • Hublot, Ikepod
  • Jaquet Droz
  • Ladoire
  • Laurent Ferrier
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Manufacture Royale
  • Maurice Lacroix
  • Montblanc
  • Patek Philippe
  • Piaget
  • Richard Mille
  • Roger Dubuis
  • Armin Strom
  • Ulysse Nardin
  • Vacheron Constantin
  • Van Cleef & Arpels
  • Vulcain
  • Zenith

That is a huge number of brands and you can compare them to the all the pieces from the Only Watch 2011 auction. We look forward to sharing with you the auction pieces as they trickle out leading up to the event in September of 2013. onlywatch.com

Chronoswiss Artist Régulateur Jumping Hour Watch Watch Releases

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Since that time, I’ve tried a variety of straps, constantly looking for the perfect one. Now, my Chronoswiss Kairos wears a very simple crocodile strap from Panatime. The one issue I have with this is that the white stitching. In my view, it will not really go. However, I really do need to find at least one thing to moan about. After all, I am the Curmudgeon. *For the few of you who might be wondering about the definition of “Kairos,” here is a quotation in the 1992 Chronoswiss catalog: “Space and subject are a function of the orderly continuum of time, personalized by Chronos; it can’t be influenced by anybody or anything. But for highly personal conclusions another variable of time is at least equally significant: Not only the objective measurement of time, but over all the subjective experience of time, using the positive moment, can be critical for the success or failure of an endeavor and its outcome. The substantial second that, as stated by the ancient Greeks, a guy must use rationally for it decides his fate, is Kairos, the abstract element of time.” Chronoswiss, contrary to what the title might suggest, is a German-based watch manufacture founded by Gerd R. Lang. While the business is German, the watches are all hand made and finished completely in Switzerland. Ever since I saw my very first Chronoswiss, I’d wanted one. . I didn’t care that the opinion was a smallish 38mm, I just loved the case and dial function. Which lead me to the buy price of my Chronoswiss Kairos!Look at at that beautiful hand guilloche dial! Wonderful solid sterling silver dial, with absolute attention to detail. Even the blued steel hands reveal absolutely perfect. In the price which you are able to get the Chronoswiss watches used, there is likely NO watch that’s finished quite as well.

Chronoswiss Artist Régulateur Jumping Hour Watch Watch Releases

While regulator watches used to be something of a rarity, we are now seeing more of them appear. These are the watches based on clocks watchmakers used in the past, with a rather prominent minute hand that was easily seen, allowing the watchmaker to regulate whatever was on their workbench against this standard reference. Having this implemented in a watch can make some sense, as the minutes are generally the first thing we look for. Combining a jump-hour complication into the mix gives us the new-release Chronoswiss Artist Régulateur Jumping Hour watch.

Chronoswiss Artist Régulateur Jumping Hour Watch Watch Releases

Chronoswiss is a brand we do not hear too much about, but they have been quietly producing rather nice (and competent) luxury watches since 1983. This latest one, the Chronoswiss Artist Régulateur Jumping Hour, is part of the Artist series. While a lot of attention could be given to the complications in the movement, there is very much an aesthetic focus here as well. On the dial, we have a combination of guilloche and enameling, which is not something I believe I have seen before. Here, in the blue iteration, it gives very much the feeling of rippling water, with the sterling silver dials (which also have a guilloche pattern on them) looking like stones that are causing those ripples. In the photos, this is a rather beguiling effect, and one would hope that it is all the more impressive when seen in person.

The flip side of the watch also gives a show (or so we’re told, as no photos were provided) as the bridges of the C.283 automatic movement in the Chronoswiss Artist Régulateur Jumping Hour have been beveled and spent some time at the guilloche machine as well. This movement provides a 42-hour power reserve while driving the jumping hour, off-center minutes, and the sub-seconds. All tucked into a 40mm case that is under 10mm thick, the Chronoswiss Artist Régulateur Jumping Hour certainly seems like a dressier piece to accompany you on a night out on the town.

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The version of the Chronoswiss Artist Régulateur Jumping Hour that we have focused on here has a polished steel case, and carries a price tag of €12,600 (currently about $13,900). If you prefer, you could instead opt for a case made of 18k red gold with the enameled dial in white; pricing for that version is €22,650 (about $24,900). While this may be an interesting palette in and of itself, for me, the real star is that blue, rippling-water dial. While Chronoswiss Usa Service Replica may not be on everyone’s radar, they should be if you consider yourself a connoisseur of luxury watches, as they offer up something different than you might see from other brands. chronoswiss.com

Only Watch 2013 Auction: Full List Of Piece Unique Watches Sales & Auctions

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The Only Watch 2013 charity watch auction, which occurs every other year in Monaco, is coming up in September of 2013. aBlogtoWatch has created a full list (that we will update as more watches for the auction are released) of all the piece unique (one-of-a-kind) timepieces that will be offered at the event. onlywatch.com

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Armin Strom One Week Skeleton Water


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Backes and Strauss Victoria Princess Red Heart


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Bell & Ross Flight Instrument Collection Orange


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Blancpain White Dove


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Breguet Classique Chronograph 5284


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Chanel Premiere Flying Tourbillon Only Watch 2013


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Chopard L.U.C. Tourbillon Engraved


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Christophe Claret X-Trem-1 Pinball


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Chronoswiss The Three Apes


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Corum Ti-Bridge 3 Day Power Reserve Only Watch 2013


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Cyrus Kambys


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De Bethune DB28 Skybridge MC


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Prior to launch Chronoswiss, Lang had gained significant expertise in fabricating movements for other watch manufacturers. All of Chronoswiss watches are hand-finished; while many of the moves used in Chronoswiss watches are all predicated on the Enicar 165 movement, the Chronoswiss models feature noteworthy improvements, both technical and aesthetic.Last year, Chronoswiss put out a new regulator watch known as the Sirius Flying Regulator. The Chronoswiss Sirius Flying Regulator was special in the sense that its sub-dials for the seconds and hours appeared to be floating around the main dial – therefore “Flying Regulator.” For 2017, the newest is releasing a brand new skeletonized version known as the Chronoswiss Sirius Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton which is going to be a limited edition. Let me talk you through this new watch now.For anyone unfamiliar, regulator-style watches are people in which the hours, minutes, and seconds are read off separate dials, usually with the minutes exhibited prominently in the center. They’re a bit of an oddity these days and something you don’t see too often. But with a trendy and technical-sounding name, in recent years an increasing number of brands are rediscovering this kind of watch as a way to stand out and another fashion option around which to create layouts. Their historical origin adds to the appeal, and that is this type of clock was used in watch generates against which the watchmakers would place the watches as they worked.

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So you want to buy a watch? Be it for yourself or as a gift to someone else, the following guide will help you this holiday season with a number of good choices, brands, and suggestions for various types of people. This guide is designed to lead you in the right direction when making a purchase decision. For each of the listed brands you’ll find just a single model as an example. That isn’t to say that the pictured models are the only good buying options in that brand. Plus, if you find that a pictured timepiece is out of your budget, there is a good change you’ll find lower costs watches that share the style. I try to list the best examples of the selections below.

Don’t see your favorite brand below or think you have a better choice? No need to fret, just add it below as a comment to this article.

You’ll also find a number of links below. Due to the crowded nature of this article, such links will point you to other articles or websites where you can get more information about the choices in this gift guide. With this list you are bound to make a number of people feel special this holiday season. Don’t forget to get yourself something nice as well.

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1. For The Happy Wallet (Under $1,000)

– Seiko Sportura Small Second Hand: Well-priced in Seiko’s popular auto racing themed watch collection. 43mm wide in steel with and easy to read with a look that will last. Japanese quartz movement. Ref. SRK025P1 and SRK023P1. Read more here. Priced at $495.

– Magrette Moana Pacific Diver: Affordable indy brand diver from New Zealand based Magrette. 44mm wide retro attractive 500 meter dive watch. Read more here. $485.

– Christopher Ward C9 Harrison GMT: Retro styled GMT watch with Swiss movement and conservative demeanor. 43mm wide in various styles. Read more here. Shown at $630.

– Jorg Gray JG9800-23: From the brand of watch on President Obama’s wrist comes this new sport model. Swiss quartz movement, 45mm wide steel case. Comes in various styles. Read more here. $795.

– LUM-TEC Automatic M39: Very popular brand with American made with Swiss mechanical movement. 44mm wide steel case, good looks, and proprietary luminant. Read more here. $795.

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2. For The Sensible Dad

– A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Chronograph: Beautiful luxury German chronograph with in-house made movement and timeless classic looks. Watch making at its finest. Read more here. $43,000.

– Limes Pharo Vollkalender Chronograph: Classy German watch with a machine engraved dial and Valjoux 7751 automatic chronograph and annual calendar with moon phase movement. Sensible in a 40.5mm wide steel case case. Silver tone or black dial. Read More here. $2,850.

– Swiss Army Airboss Mach 6 Chrono: High-end Swiss Army watch with a mechanical chronograph movement. Very look looking with an adventure style – good for the suit of the outdoors. Read more here. $1,795

– Carl F. Bucherer Patravi EvoTec DayDate: Using a unique in-house made CFA A1000 automatic movement, this is a well-made and appealing alternative to more traditional watches that still has a sensible look to it. Read more here. $15,500

– Frederique Constant Clear Vision Automatic: Swiss made watch with automatic movement in a 43mm wide steel case. Uses tritium gas tubes for easy darkness viewing. Read more here. $1,350.

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3. For The Action Hero

– Sinn 900 Pilot S: Ultra durable German mechanical watch with chronograph and GMT complications. 44mm wide black coated tegimented steel case. Read more here. About $3,800.

– Anonimo D-Date II: Action mixed with some luxury. Italian Anonimo updates the D-Date with a sophisticated finish on the 43mm wide case and a gold bezel with more gold in the crown. Swiss day-date movement and a great alternative to Panerai. Read more here. About $6,800.

– Blancpain 500 Fathoms GMT: Limited edition of 500 pieces uber-diver from luxury Swiss watch brand. Torpedo styles hands in 48mm titanium case with in-house automatic GMT movement. Read more here. $26,900.

– Bremont Supermarine Descent: This limited edition version of the Supermarine 500 from English watch maker Bremont is coated in diamond like carbon (DLC), and features a number of “super watch” durability qualities. A great looking watch for all activities. Read more here. $5,450.

– Snyper One: Designed in the theme of a sniper rifle, this boutique Swiss brand makes luxury style watches that make you feel like a hero. 44mm wide steel with PVD coated case in a few styles and awesome looking dial. Don’t miss the optional “attachments.” Read More here. Starting at 7,390 Swiss Francs on their website.

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4. For The Gadget Guy

– Tissot T-Touch Expert Pilot: Swiss watch with touch screen activated multi-function, multi-sensor quartz movement. 44.4mm wide titanium case on leather or steel strap. Read more here. Seen here at $1,025.

– Louis Moinet Jules Verne Instrument: Coming in two versions, this high-end sci-fi steampunk watch features a creative design, and impressive craftsmanship in a large 46.5mm wide titanium and rose gold case. Read more here. Part of a limited edition and priced at about $18,900.

– Casio Pathfinder PAW-2000: An ultimate gadget watch. Tons of features and several sensors, light powered quartz movement with atomic clock synchronization and a duplex LCD. Read more here. Priced at $380.

– Luminox Evo Navy SEAL Colormark: Ultra light in a particularly tough polyurethane case that is about 44mm wide with a rotating diver’s bezel and available in several different dial colors. Swiss quartz movement. Tactical design and performance with always glowing tritium gas tubes on the dial for easy night viewing. Read more here. Priced at $295.

– Devon Tread 1: A watch with parts made by aviation suppliers. A complex ballet of motors and treads displays the time in a digital format on the skeletonized dial. The prize of a gadget guy’s collection. Read more here. Priced at  $15,000.

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5. For The Non-Conformist

-Artya Quadri-Rotor: From a collection of totally unique watches where only one of each type is made. Artya combines watch making with art, and this collection imbues a design with a intentionally defaced case and dial that uses electronic components in the design. Swiss mechanical movement inside. Read more here. About 6,900 Swiss Francs.

– RSW Outland 3H: Lots of versions and colors with RSW’s cool looking Outland case and a contemporary analog dial in the spirit of timepieces in the digital age. Different, fun, and simply to live with. Read more here. In steel from 1,695 – 1,945 Swiss Francs.

– Nubeo Acrtic Chrono: In mostly white or black Nubeo’s organic modern design is fully realized in this rare chronograph watch that is as much art as it is a tool. Not for everyone, but fans love the look. Read more here. Model ref. Nub0514 priced at $12,700.

Temption Cameo: Simple rectangular case with heaps of subtle design cues makes for an infinitely unique and wearable automatic watch from a boutique German brand. Read more here. About $2,000.

– Xemex Concept One Chronograph: Designer avant garde Swiss chronograph watch with a combo of minimalism and sport. Yellow or black dial. 3-hand version also available. Read more here. Priced at $995.

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6. For The Customizer

– Maurice de Mauriac Chronograph Modern: This Zurich based brand will assemble just about anything you like. The attractive and classic looking Chronograph Modern pilot style watch has three case sizes, and many options for dials, hands, straps, and even things like the crystal and elements of the movement. Fully custom creations are not out of the questions as well. Read more here. Priced from about $3,000 – $4,000.

– SARO-Gem BuonGusto 43 Jubile: With unique designs that are still traditional in demeanor, SARO-Gem offers fully customizable watches with not only tons of options, but with base parts that aren’t ordinary looking. The specialize in use of diamonds as well as special sapphire crystal coated metal bracelets. Read more here. Priced starting at about $5,000 – $6,000.

– RGM Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar: Made in America and highly traditional in in style, this represents one of the much higher-end hand-made pieces from Pennsylvania based RGM. Here in gold with a complex perpetual calendar. Watches like this are highly customizable and make to order. Read more here. Price at about $145,000.

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Pita Oceana: Fantastic customizable and highly unique timepiece from a boutique watch brand in Barcelona, Spain. Comes in many versions with a ton of options – water resistant to an incredible 5000 meters.  Read more here. Prices start at around $4,400.

– MKII Stingray: This highly respected US based brand of military homage watches specializes in custom builds – but pre-made pieces are also available. Quality is very good for the price – a top pick among enthusiasts. Read more here. Seen at $599.

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Inside the watch is a decorated based Swiss ETA 2892-A2 automatic movement while the stopwatch includes a modified Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic chronograph movement. Logically speaking the separation of this time and chronograph works in favor of legibility – now each is even easier to read. See how well that works out? Layout of the dials and instance is based on the Timemaster collection – that is classic aviator full with all the hands, easy to read dials, and mimicked bezel. Chronoswiss is doing really well from the US marketplace with their layouts. Pieces like this show they know how to have fun and are prepared to experiment. One of those rare Chronoswiss Wristmaster watches is available on James List for just under $10,000. 1 fine Saturday afternoon in ’92, when cell phones were as big as size 8.5 wingtips, I was walking down the route window shopping at the many nice watch shops. This is, and is, one of my passions — a chance to gaze at all the wonderful offerings, swoon over all the grails and must-haves, and exercise my will power. After staring at many screens of everything from ho-hum to extraordinary timepieces, it happened. I found IT! An opinion unlike anything I’d ever seen. A watch so unique and magnificent that I understood my will power was quickly being left useless. Demolished. And that separated me from this sexy horological monster was a pane of grease-smeared glass. Evidently, others as hopelessly smitten had pushed their foreheads from this window, eyes bulging, mouths agape. (I believe you get the point: I sort of enjoyed the thing.)

7. For The Sporty Gal

– Chopard Happy Sport XL Blue Limited Edition: This really cool rendition of the Happy Sport shows why the collection is still highly relevant. Coming in a few wild versions (red, green, and blue), this large for ladies watch is 42mm wide in steel and sporty (with a Swiss quartz movement). Meaty, colorful hands, artful dials, and the  signature “floating diamonds” in the dial. Read more here. Priced at 5,590 euros.

– Hublot Big Bang Tutti Frutti Green: Also known as the “Big Apple,” this 41mm wide large women’s watch is in 18k rose gold with a fresh ring of tsavorite stones around the bezel and a great green demeanor. Swiss automatic chronograph movement and the classic Big Bang look. Read more here. Priced at $32,300.

– Perrelet Diamond Flower Ceramic: In an all white or black 40mm wide ceramic case, the Diamond Flower is pretty and fun. The lotus flower on the dial spins in concert with automatic rotor in the mechanical movement. Mother-of-pearl dial and various levels of diamond decoration.  Read more here. Priced between 4,650 – 8,400 euros.

– Chanel J12 38MM Black Ceramic Rose Gold: It is almost ubiquitous at this point, but there is a reason the J12 collection is so popular. Seen here in black ceramic with 18k rose gold in a 38mm wide case with a Swiss quartz movement. Elegant two-hand dial with diamond hour markers. Priced at $8,750.

Tutima Grand Classic Ladies Line: Vintage aviator spirit with a welcome modern optimistic feel to it. In a few styles, this is the 36.4mm wide ladies pilot watch from German-based Tutima. Here with a mother of pearl dial, but also available in black or brown.  Attractive, functional, and a decent value. Read more here. $1,300 – $1,400.

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8. For The Classy Gal

– Cartier Captivate: Elegantly simple, this 18k white gold formal watch comes in a few sizes and styles, and acts like a palette for the presentation of beautiful diamonds. The dial for the time is small with blued steel hands, and the watch design resembles the look of a chain link. Read more here. Priced starting at $22,100.

– Raymond Weil Tango Bicolor: Conservative and attractive with a price that isn’t out of this world for most people – a statement that actually sums up most Raymond Weil women’s watches. This Tango model has a two-tone 39mm case in steel and gold played steel. Stately dial and contains a Swiss quartz movements and come in various styles. Read  more here. Priced here at $895.

– Corum Romvlvs Lady: A rare women’s model in the Romulus line in 18k white gold and 31mm wide. Lovely deep blue mother of pearl dial with diamond hour markers and more diamonds on the bezel. Inside is a Swiss automatic movement. Read more here. Priced at $13,800.

– Piaget Possession: Delicate, timeless, feminine, and luxurious. This pretty much describes most Piaget women’s pieces that come from the brand known as much for beautiful jewelry as they are for high-end watches. Allow the good looks of this watch to grown on you. In an 18k white gold case dial a clean looking dial and a bezel lined with large diamonds – matched to a satin strap. Read more here. Ref. G0A35087 priced at $10,600.

– Montblanc Sport Lady Mini Diamonds: A feminine interpretation of the standard Sport collection in a more petite 34.5mm wide steel case and bracelet. Diamonds line the bezel and dial as hour markers. Various styles and colors are available. Swiss quartz movement. Read more here. Priced at $3,705.

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9. For The Deserving Son

– Tag Heuer Formula 1 Grande Date: Newly update, this classic collection from back in the 80s has matured rather than aged. Now 44mm wide with a great sporty style. This Grande Date version has a subsecond dial and big date indicator as part of the Swiss quartz movement. Read more here. About $850.

– Breitling Superocean II: One of the most modern looking Breitling watches around, this updated Superocean comes in a variety of colors in a very durable 42mm wide case. Youthful, the new Superocean is great for men entering adulthood or those who refuse to let their youth run adrift. Read more here. Priced between $2,695 – $3,085.

– IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000: You have here an attractive classic diver for the modern man. Difficult to find an easy to read white dialed timepiece, but this is one of them. In steel, the case is 44mm wide with 2000 meters of water resistance – a watch that can grown with you. Read more here. Priced at $5,400.

– Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Spacemaster: It also comes in a “brighter” X-Lume variant. This “little space explorer” is a great watch from an American brand that uses Swiss movements. 41.5mm wide steel care with great styling and use of glowing tritium gas tubes. Read more here. Priced at 2,699.

– Fortis Space Leader Limited Edition: Created by Volkswagen Design and made by Fortis, this watch was released as a limited edition of 2012 pieces of the Swiss sci-fi movie “Cargo.” Spacey goodloks with Fortis quality. Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic chronograph movement in a steel and rubber 43mm wide case. Read more here. Priced at $4,975.

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10. For Those Who Live In The Past

– Breguet Type XX Aeronavale Limited Edition: Made in honor of the 50th anniversary of Breuget’s supply of Type XX to the French Naval Airforce and limited to 1,000 pieces. In steel and 39mm wide with a beautiful looking style straight out of the first half of the 20th century. Read more here. Priced at $9,200.

– Ernst Benz Chronosport 47mm: Coming in a few sizes, the Chronosport is the non chronograph version of the Chronoscope retro dialed timepiece. Easy to read, and reminiscent of vintage watch dials, Ernst Benz has a lot going for it with each piece coming in a number of styles. Swiss automatic movement. Read more here. Priced at $2,800.

Eterna Heritage Super KonTiki 1973 Limited Edition: A remake of a watch from the 1970s, this kick-ass Swiss diver reminds us of a another time and place. 44mm wide in steel with a mesh metal bracelet and fantastic retro professional look. Read more here. Limited to 1,973 watches and priced at $3,300.

– Oris Big Crown Chronograph: Part of the traditional sport watch styled “Big Crown” collection, the Chronograph is simple and straight forward coming in a few desirable styles. Functionally minded, this action themed retro timepiece lacks the stuffiness of other vintage pieces. In a 42-43mm steel case. Read more here. Priced between about $1,800 – $2,600.

– Chronoswiss Timemaster GMT: A slightly more modern interpretation of the nicely maintained retro aviator looks of the Timemaster. Case is 44mm wide in DLC coated (or brushed) steel. Swiss automatic chronograph movement with a GMT complication added to it.  Neat looking silvered (or black) dial with red accents. Read more here. Ref. CH 7537 G priced at $7,400.

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11. For The Guy Who Has It All (Price Of No Concern)

– F.P. Journe Sonnerie Souveraine: Probably the most expensive steel watch around and from a highly respected watch maker. 42mm with complex minute repeater and sonnerie movement that uses steel for the best quality audio around. Read more here. Priced at $625,000.

– Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical Watch: Incredible craftsmanship with old-world watchmaking and a totally avant garde design. Time told on spinning drums with tiny hand-made chain. Read more here. Priced here at about 325,000 Swiss Francs.

– MB&F Horological Machine No. 4: Aka “Thunderbolt,” the HM4 is the fourth major watch from the avant garde boutique luxury brand that celebrates the joy of the machine. In titanium with highly sophisticated sapphire crystal elements, this watch is something you’ll love to love. Read more here. $158,000.

– Christophe Claret Dual Tow: Time told on dual rubber belts in an incredible display case with a tourbillon and chronograph complication. Highly customizable and from the workshop of a top watch maker. Read more here. Priced between about $400,000 – $500,000.

Richard Mille RM 028 Diver: Ultra expensive cool RM 028 Diver is straight forward diver in Richard Mille skin. 47mm wide in a titanium case with a highly detailed skeletonized automatic movement. Read more here. Priced at $79,000.

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12. For You

– Rolex Submariner Ref 116610 LN/V / 97200: You know you want one. Not a “green” guy? – go with good old black for the dial. New for 2010 the all steel Rolex Submariner has a series of excellent upgrades that made previous models better suited to a drawer. Ceramic bezel, new case style, and its secret weapon – the “Glidelock” bracelet deployment. Read more here. About $7,800 in green.

– Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT SBGE001: It could be your only watch. Super high-tech, super cool Spring Drive movement with the time, date, power reserve indicator, and GMT hand, diver style case, sapphire bezel, amazing quality and high-value even at its price. An awesome underdog if you haven’t heard of Grand Seiko. Read more here. About $6,200.

– Porsche Design P’6310 Flat Six: Must be seen to be fully appreciated. Fantastic timeless look with the designer spirit that Porsche Design is known for. Here with metal bracelet, but a rubber strap is also available. Different dial styles also available as well as a chronograph version in a 44mm wide steel case with automatic Swiss movement. Read more here. $2,600.

Bell & Ross Vintage BR Heritage 123: A new classic. Great lines and a simple style that anyone can appreciate. 41mm wide steel case in black, with a Swiss automatic movement and vintage aviation instrument style dial. Read more here. $2,900.

Zenith Class Elite Moonphase Grand Date Classic: Straight forward classic watch from the brand that found its groove again. Reasonably prices with an in-house automatic movement. 40mm wide steel case with big date, subsidiary seconds, moon phase indicator, and machine engraved dial. Read more here. $6,600.

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The regulator is one of the things that hails back to the start of watch making, alongside historical items like pocket watches. It’s nothing new that mechanical watches can be seen as something of an anachronism these days, but a big part of the reason they remain so successful is the “soul” that draws us in. There are other other types of movements (or devices, for that matter) that simply do a better job when it comes to accuracy and robustness, but for me, it’s the fascination of the tiny, purpose-built machine working away to give me information on demand. The regulator stands as a testament to watchmaking, and Chronoswiss has always made sure to keep true to the type, with their latest, the Is Chronoswiss A Good Watch Replica Sirius Flying Regulator, refreshing the design.

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Regulator watches are funny things. While they had their place mostly in the ateliers of days gone by, used for regulating the watches being worked on, the basic premise works well in a modern setting on your wrist. A large central minute hand gives you the minutes at a glance, while smaller dials for hours and seconds stand in the background until you actually need to know that information. That, of course, is the basic design we have with the Chronoswiss Sirius Flying Regulator, with the brand’s C.122 movement doing the heavy lifting. Chronoswiss has kept an eye on the regulator watch ever since their beginning, so how did they refresh this design?

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Perhaps the case? Well, no, not here – the Chronoswiss Sirius Flying Regulator keeps the case to something that fits in with the rest of their lineup, with its coin-edge sides and onion crown. Perhaps the overall layout? Well, no the very concept of a regulator sort of dictates how things are positioned. That leaves us, then, with the dial itself. While we at times will point out smaller details that add dimensionality to a dial, the Chronoswiss Sirius Flying Regulator really does take things in a very three-dimensional direction. At the lowest level, you have a guilloche dial, which in and of itself gives some subtle dimensionality. Then, floated over that, which is where I am guessing the flying part of the name comes from, you have the rest of the dial.

I was eventually able to get some hands on time with some of those Chronoswiss Régulateur 1241 Replica Pacific watches – which come in both three-hand and chronograph styles. The instances are glistening and in steel. Size is 43mm wide and the lugs are long and typical of this brand. I don’t think we find enough polished watches nowadays. There seems to be a preference among several people for brushed or satinized situation finishes, but do not underestimate the ability of a nice polished case. Breitling understands what I’m talking about.Speaking of Breitling, the three-hand Pacific reminds me just a little Breitling’s brand new Transocean Automatic. Probably because they’re thematically similar pieces (and possess the same case dimensions and movement). Although I think that most people will groove finest with all the chronograph. The many colours and hands, and the layout makes these the most distinctive of the collection. For the three-hand and chronograph versions, Chronoswiss will supply the dials in either a silver and black tone (though I believe the actual dial itself is made out of sterling silver.As you’ll be able to view while the situation is relatively simple, additional elements of this watch have a more complex look. This includes the chronograph pushers in addition to the dial. The best watches often choose either a complex case or complex dial – both can leave a watch appearing too boring or alternatively too cluttered and busy. Though there are of course lots of exceptions.Here Chronoswiss was wise to use prominent applied hour markers and (close to) correctly sized hands. These are fine watches and foremost because they’re legible. The chronograph model utilizes a exceptional style that I think is simple enough to appeal to a lot of individuals. Props about the legible hour and minute counters combined with the minimalist subsidiary seconds dial to the moment. I enjoy how the second track for the main time reminds me a little sterile sheet music (since they were considering this musical “Pacific” I bet).

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In some ways, the upper deck of the Chronoswiss Sirius Flying Regulator is almost like a skeletonized dial, just with the ability to see more dial instead of a movement through the cutouts. The upper deck consists of the chapter ring, where the minutes are indicated, as well as the registers for the two sub-dials, which have the hours up top and seconds below. With the hands needing to be slightly above those surfaces and the minute hand needing to clear them all, one concern might be the overall height of the watch. Thankfully, that should not be an issue with the Chronoswiss Sirius Flying Regulator, as its overall case height is noted as being a mere 12mm. No, it will not win awards for thinness, but considering all the layers and the space needed for an automatic rotor, that height is no small feat.

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In total, there will be six different variations of the Chronoswiss Imperia Watch Replica Sirius Flying Regulator released. At the top end of the range, there is an 18ct red gold case with either a silver or black dial, a DLC-coated steel case with a black or blue dial and the entry-level model in a steel case with blue or silver dial. At this point, only the base model in steel has an announced price, at 6,810 CHF. All of these are interesting options in their own right. While I cannot deny the appeal of a black dial paired with a red gold case, the winner here for me is the galvanic blue dial in the steel case. This just speaks to me of an everyday practicality, which really is what a regulator watch can, and should, be viewed as. The design may not be for everyone, but this is what I would consider an ambitious way to refresh a rather venerable style. chronoswiss.com

Tech Specs from Chronoswiss

  • Case
    • Solid red gold or stainless steel case, satin finish and polished, bezel with side knurling and curved, non-reflecting sapphire crystal, screw-down case back with satin finish and flat sapphire crystal, onion crown, water resistance up to 3 bar, strap holders screwed down with patented Autobloc system
    • Ø 40 mm, height 12 mm
  • Movement
    • Chronoswiss manufacture calibre C.122
    • Diameter: Ø 26.80 mm / Ø 26.40 mm (11 ¾´´)
    • Height: 5.30 mm
    • Jewels: 30
    • Balance: Glucydur, three-legged
    • Balance Spring: Nivarox I
    • Fine adjustment: Index via eccentric cam Shock protection Incabloc
    • Stroke rate: 3 Hz., 21,600 A/h (oscillations)
    • Power reserve: Approx. 45 hours
    • Finish: Rhodinised or gold-plated, skeletonised rotor with Geneva Stripes, ball bearing mounted; circular-grained plate; bridges with Geneva Stripes and circular-grained offsets; gold-plated engraving and jewel settings; polished lever, escape wheel and screws
  • Dial: Guilloche base with “flying” sub-dial floating above screwed plinths, galvanised in different colour combinations
  • Handset: Shape Poire Losange; curved and either thermally blued, gold-plated or lacquered depending on the model
  • Strap: Louisiana alligator leather or embossed calfskin
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Inside the Chronoswiss Pacific watches are ETA 2892 automatics for its three-hand models and ETA Valjoux 7750 automatics for the chronographs. The watches come in slick looking black straps with entertaining contrast stitching or metallic bracelets (which are… interesting to say the least). Prices start at approximately $3,800. Aside from this Balance Chronograph, this was the coolest Chronoswiss watch which I saw at Baselworld 2011. No official details yet, so I am going to have to infer a little the specs. Among the things you may notice is that not too many watches have this exact major day and electricity reserve layout. For a minute I thought that Chronoswiss was modifying a base ETA motion, but then I understood that they were using something more standard.A few years ago ETA introduced the 2896 automatic movement. These are still uncommon to find in watches, but it’s a trendy movement. Chronoswiss was not the only brand I discovered using this motion this year, Bell & Ross also includes a brand new BR01 using the 2896 automatic.More and more I’m becoming a big fan of the Chronoswiss Timemaster collection. Very retro, but in a good way. Many men can pull off this look in my own opinion. The standard Timemaster instance is 44mm wide, and here in two endings. First is polished and brushed steel, but there is also (I’m pretty sure) that a DLC black coated edition. If not DLC afterward PVD. While the instance is 44mm, the large onion design crown sticks out a few more millimeters.One of the very best design attributes on the dial is the layout of the power reserve indicator. These often look like half circles or are fa-shaped. This look never seems to look great on a dial. What Chronoswiss did is give it an almost circular look by extending it as far as possible and adding text around the borders. This gives it a more balance look that doesn’t leave odd shapes on the dial.
Our Take On The Timepieces To Be Sold At The Only Watch 2017 Charity Auction Sales & Auctions

Auctions are best suited to the sale of unique items that aren’t otherwise available on the market. For that reason, I always look forward to the interesting watches that are donated to the Only Watch auction series which is currently being run by the auction house Christie’s. Only Watch is an event that we’ve covered a lot over the years on aBlogtoWatch, and the next installment of this biennial auction sale will happen in Geneva on November 11th, 2017.

The Only Watch auction series isn’t as strong an event as it used to be, but its main theme continues to be respected. The idea is that watch brands submit unique watches made especially to be donated and sold at the auction. These are unique prototypes or are the first in a limited-edition series. The proceeds (minus all sorts of fees, I am sure) are to be given to Association Monegasque Contre le Myopathies (AMM) whose goal is to fund medical research to help treat a form of muscular dystrophy.

Only Watch is only as strong as the watches which are donated by watch brands. These are tax write-offs as well as a way to get publicity and an ego boost. Brands love to see their products go under the gavel and get bought up by collectors. With that said, there is nothing to stop brands from bidding on their own watches either directly or via a proxy. So, in my opinion, the actual numerical value of what the watches end up going for at the auction should be taken with a grain of salt. That same philosophy should be applied to the results of any auction, as they merely represent what one buyer, who happened to be present, was willing to do on that day.

This year, Only Watch decided to debut all of the watch auction lots on the same day, which is a departure from their more traditional tactic of slowly releasing watches over a several-week or several-month period. Nevertheless, certain brands didn’t quite get their acts together and get stuff done on time. I will go into that a bit more below. Another semi-new element to the auction is that many of the auction lots include an experience such as a trip or special meeting – along with the watch, of course. These experiences (which are not attached to all the lots, should help liven up the bidding quite a bit when the experiences prove as interesting as the timepieces.

Our Take On The Timepieces To Be Sold At The Only Watch 2017 Charity Auction Sales & Auctions

A total of 49 lots will be auctioned off during the event in November that, unfortunately, won’t be able to benefit from the glitz of having an event in Monaco itself. With that said, the watches (well, the complete ones) will be traveling around the world “on tour” so that potential buyers can check them out. Click the link above to see if you are in one of the nine cities that will have the watches there for a few days at a time starting at the end of September 2017.

In the video that is embedded in this article, you can hear myself and David Bredan talk about all 49 of the watches/clocks. We spend just a few moments on each in order to bring you our take. This year’s lots aren’t bad as wearable items, but leave much to be desired when it comes to actually being interesting or unique. Allow me to go over some of the most interesting and important lots from Only Watch 2017. For a full list of the watches along with technical specifications and auction price estimates check out the watches at the Only Watch website.

Our Take On The Timepieces To Be Sold At The Only Watch 2017 Charity Auction Sales & Auctions

Patek Philippe always uses this occasion to release a one-of-a-kind version with a titanium or steel case of an existing watch they produce or have produced. This year’s model is a bit more on the conservative side, but is very high-end and will easily be the auction’s top lot with a price that is almost guaranteed to be over a million dollars. The watch is the Patek Philippe 5208T-010, which is a version in titanium on a blue cordura strap of their perpetual calendar chronograph minute repeater. At 42mm wide, this is among the larger timepieces that Patek Philippe makes – and of course, it is considered to be a “grand complication,” which means it is far more exclusive than more standard Patek Philippe products. The 5208 is a really nifty Patek Philippe, and this version – like all the titanium or steel models for Only Watch – will be coveted by collectors.

Our Take On The Timepieces To Be Sold At The Only Watch 2017 Charity Auction Sales & Auctions

Audemars Piguet offers a blue-dialed version of its all black ceramic Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar as the reference 26599CE.OO.1225CE.01. Audemars Piguet also points out that the caseback and the oscillating weight (rotor) on the movement are also ceramic – which I believe is a first for the ceramic Royal Oak models. It will go for a fair amount of money, but nothing mind-blowing, in my opinion. This is just another uncommon (in this instance, unique) watch for one of the world’s many Audemars Piguet fans.

Our Take On The Timepieces To Be Sold At The Only Watch 2017 Charity Auction Sales & Auctions

The last Only Watch auction was the first that Tudor participated in, and even though their watch was among the lowest when it came to the auction estimate, it went for a really high price. Once again, Tudor comes to Only Watch with a small change on an existing model which is a lefty version with an olive green bezel and dial of the Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze. They call it the Black Bay Bronze One, and it is the reference 7925/001. It isn’t the most amazing thing in the world, but it is pretty and it should attract a price likely several times what the stock Black Bay Bronze goes for. With the Tudor watch comes the experience of being invited to the Tudor headquarters in Geneva – a place that is normally not open to guests.

Our Take On The Timepieces To Be Sold At The Only Watch 2017 Charity Auction Sales & Auctions

Ulysse Nardin’s Only Watch 2017 entrant isn’t all that original either, but pleasant enough, with a steel-cased version of the Marine Tourbillon known as the Ulysse Nardin Marine Tourbillon Only Watch. It has the same type of engraved and then blue enamel painted dial as this Ulysse Nardin Classic watch – so it should be truly striking in person. I would love one of these if I had the money.

Our Take On The Timepieces To Be Sold At The Only Watch 2017 Charity Auction Sales & Auctions

I have a feeling that the second most valuable watch at Only Watch 2017 will be the piece submitted by F.P. Journe. Interestingly enough, there are two watches in the auction with movements produced by F.P. Journe’s Geneva factory. The F.P. Journe Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante (chronograph monopusher split second) is likely going to be very nice looking in person. It begins with a unique tantalum case that is 44mm wide (bigger than pretty much anything F.P. Journe makes) and has a dial that is “blue chrome” with orange and yellow accents. The watch’s movement is further extremely beautiful being the caliber 1517 and was apparently developed just for the Only Watch 2017 auction. That makes it one of the few unique movements for the event. This watch has “half a million bucks” written all over it.