Thursday, July 18, 2019

Borealis Adraga watch..

The Borealis Adraga stainless steel watch is a field watch suitable to most occasions and it is powered by a Miyota 9015 Automatic Movement. There are 9 models to choose from.

It is a watch inspired in designs of vintage field watches together with its own flare of modernity and timeless design. A high double domed sapphire crystal brings to life its classical and timeless design.

This automatic men's automatic field watch is built to last with a solid 316L stainless steel case, double domed thick sapphire crystal with anti reflective coating applied underneath and a premium jubilee strap with a custom engraved stainless steep clasp.

With a total height of 12.00mm (9mm excluding sapphire crystal glass) it is a durable and sturdy time piece capable of being your every day travel companion.

Basic watch specifications:

316L Stainless Steel Case

Dial with Swiss Made RC Tritec BGW9 or Old Radium X1 lume applied to indexes

Miyota 9015 Automatic Movement

Premium jubilee bracelet with clasp

Case diameter: 39.50 mm excluding crown

Lug to Lug length: 47.50mm

Watch height: 12.00mm (9 mm excluding sapphire double domed crystal glass)

Lug width: 20 mm with drilled lugs

Signed screw down crown with Borealis logo made of 316L stainless steel

Water resistance: 300 meters or 30 ATM

Sapphire crystal doubled domed glass with anti-reflective coating inside

Watch hands filled with Swiss Made RC Tritec BGW9 or Old Radium X1 (hours, minutes, seconds)

Commando or Mercedes hands with lollipop seconds

Screwed Case Back made of 316L Stainless Steel with engraved mermaid

Dial with applied markers

12 months warranty

Photographs: Borealis Watch

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Tockr Hydro Dipped Air Defender Series

American watch brand Tockr has taken its classic Air Defender Chronograph and given it a bold new graphic treatment using the art of hydrographic image transfer. To date, hydrographic printing has been most broadly applied in the worlds of motorsport and industrial design. Tockr is the first watch brand in its price segment and one of few watch brands in the world to produce hydro dipped watches.

The new Hydro Dipped Air Defender feature cases wrapped in daring designs including Tie-Dye, Magma, black or blue Carbon, and black or Hulk (green) Camo. Collectors can also commission a custom Hydro Dipped case from a library of colorful graphic themes, textures, and designs like pink camo, wood effect, fire, animal prints, and more. Custom Tockr Hydro Dipped models can be delivered in as soon as four weeks.

Artful, Industrial Inspired Finish

Since the beginning, the American watch brand has always embraced alternative materials and manufacturing methods to produce its aviation-inspired watches. “We have created movements inspired by engines and incorporated aircraft material into watch dials. With hydrographic technology, now Tockr is taking inspiration from industrial design in a daring and colorful new way,” said Tockr Founder Austin Ivey.

Each Hydro Dipped Air Defender stainless steel case is first primed then passed through a patterned, water-soluble film that is suspended on a liquid water surface. The film substrate dissolves into ink that is applied to the case by immersion printing. The seamless and highly durable graphic application entirely encloses the finished watch case. This process requires the steady hand of a trained technician to ensure that the pattern is evenly applied to the case sides from all angles. Each case is then coated in a highly durable, scratch resistant sealant finish. The hand applied nature of the graphic design ensures that no two Hydro Dipped Air Defender models look the same.

Exclusive Detailing and Rugged Functionality 

The Air Defender chronograph watches epitomize the active-lifestyle and aviation inspiration that underline each of Tockr’s watch designs. The series takes cues from 1970s wristwatches designed specifically for military pilots while adhering to rigid NATO specifications.

Now the Air Defender’s 45 mm cushion shaped stainless steel case comes wrapped with eye-catching hydro dipped designs, while still offering water resistance up to 100 meters and a max 42-hour power reserve. Enclosed beneath a sapphire crystal, the chronograph’s 60 second, 30-minute, and 12-hour counters and a day-date window at 3 o’clock offer crisp legibility thanks to the ultra-luminescent markers and reflector ring. The rotating inner bezel is easily manipulated by pushing the crown at the 10 o’clock position. Second and sub-second hands have been custom painted in orange, red, or green to complement each dial. On the reverse side, a sapphire crystal case back reveals a look at the Air Defender’s premium Valjoux 7750 Swiss-made automatic movement and the custom Tockr skeletonized rotor.

The Hydro Dipped Air Defender series comes with exclusive coordinated strap options including hand-stitched calfskin, alligator, or toad leather straps, and each dial colorway can also be purchased with a custom “Stealth” strap produced by Tockr for the Air Defender series in partnership with the HIX Design studio out of Oklahoma City. The hand-cut and stitched custom “Stealth” straps are flared at the lugs, tapered at the buckle, and feature a raised and perforated section near the lugs with leather colors custom coordinated to each dial. 

Photographs: Tockr Watches

Each Hydro Dipped Air Defender Tockr model comes with a 2-year international warranty, and the collection retails for USD 2,850.

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Wall clocks...

I know I posted these before but I really do like them... Maybe I will get one on my next trip back...

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Maurice Lacroix Exhibition....

I was very fortunate to be able to go to the Maurice Lacroix Exhibition while on holiday. It was 1 of 3 exhibition I managed to go to, the other being the IWC Exhibition and the last was the Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes Exhibition. 

Anyway the Maurice Lacroix Exhibition was basically to introduce new watches in the Aikon Collection. I have to say the watch is very nice.

The Exhibition was held at Bangsar Village in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was a small exhibition but nice to see the watches they had on display. Sadly I did not take many photographs.

The Maurice Lacroix Aikon Venturer 43mm watch. Nice.

The Aikon Automatic Skeleton.

For more information on the Aikon Collection:

Monday, July 01, 2019

One Watch 2019

Well it is the One Watch 2019 and here are the list of manufactures involved and the one watch they will be presenting for the event...

Friday, June 28, 2019

IWC Exhibition ...

For those who will be in Malaysia, specifically in Kuala Lumpur, there will an IWC Exhibition...

Details of the exhibition:

The IWC Pilot's Watches Exhibition will be held in the Center Court of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. It will run from 1st July to 9th July 2019 from 1000 to 2200 hours daily. Admission is free. A private viewing can be arranged.

I hope to be able to visit the exhibition as I will be in Kuala Lumpur during the said period. As such, there could be a reduction in postings...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Some lume shots...

Lume shot of a watch that is about 20 years old with corroding hands...

But one of my favorite lume shots..

And the watches?

Oh and the 20 year old watch?

More on this watch soon...