Saturday, July 08, 2017

Omega The Commander's Watch

To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the movie "Tomorrow Never Dies", Omega has issued a new watch. The new watch is the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Commander's Watch and it will be a limited edition watch. The watch will celebrate Commanber Bond's military past and the Royal Navy colours. 


From Omega's website...

"Cased in stainless steel and with a polished white ceramic dial, the "Commander's Watch" features facetted blued skeleton hour-minute hands and varnished red second hand with “007” gun logo counterweight.


The wave-pattern screw-in caseback is engraved with Commander’s Watch, Limited Edition and the limited edition number. The see-through caseback reveals a rotor with 9mm bullet and decorative plate bearing the 007 and OMEGA logo, as well as the Calibre number.

It is presented on a 5-stripe blue, red & grey polyamide Nato Strap; and powered by the exclusive OMEGA Calibre 2507.
The Commander's watch is limited to 7,007 pieces.

The watch does come with a very interesting packaging...



Photographs: Omega
There is also a rare yellow gold model, which is limited to only 7 pieces. 

For more information on these watches:

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Bell & Ross BR03-94 AeroGT Orange

Bell&Ross is glad to introduce its newest timepiece (launched in Malaysia), the BR03-94 AeroGT Orange, a limited edition of 500 pieces that enhances our focus on the motoring world. The BR03-94 AeroGT Orange follows the avant garde AeroGT concept launched last year in a new orange version. 


The watch is inspired by a racing car designed by Bruno Belamich (“the Bell” of Bell&Ross).





That is one awesome looking car.

The new BR03-94 Aero GT Orange retails at RM38,000 and is available at all Bell&Ross boutiques.


Photographs: Bell&Ross

Technical specifications:

Limited edition of 500 pieces.

Movement: calibre BR-CAL.319. Automatic mechanical.

Functions: hours, minutes and small seconds at 12 o'clock. Date. Chronograph: 12-hour timer at 6 o'clock, 30-min timer at 9 o'clock, central chronograph seconds. Tachymeter scale on the flange.

Case: 42 mm in diameter. Satin-polished steel. Back with opening in sapphire crystal, centred on the balance.

Dial: skeleton. Metal applique Superluminova®-filled indices. Metal skeleton Superluminova®-filled hour and minute hands. Anodised orange movement bridge.

Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective coating. 

Water-resistance: 100 metres.

Straps: perforated black calfskin with orange piping and ultra-resilient black synthetic fabric.

Buckle: pin. Satin-polished steel.

For more information on the watch:


Thank you Bell&Ross Malaysia for the update.


Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Shopping in Taipei

I was out with the kids for a quick lunch in Ximending (popular shopping area in Taipei) when we came across a Miniso. The kids wanted to go in to get some things, so we decided to check it out.

What I found...


Interesting collection of kids watches..


Some of the adult watches.. design similar to a popular brand.



The usual suspects of clocks..



On the way back to the car, we saw this shop and I had a look. 


Interesting collection of watches...


AP...


The TAG Connect. I believe this is the new model. 



Omega watches. 

Sadly I was short of time. Definitely worth another visit. 

Rolex Cerachrom

On the Rolex website, the Rolex Cerahrom is quoted as 

"..fashioned from extremely hard ceramic material, it is virtually impervious to scratches.."

It is key word is 'virtually'...


Rolex Sub Date. Used lovingly for the past 5 years, daily wear, daily beater. 


Scratched at the 11 o'clock bezel marker. 


This watch has been used a daily beater and have seen it all. Desk diving, traveling, been on planes, train and automobiles and even the occasional ships. 

Truth be told, had it been the normal bezel, there would have been more scratches, a testament to how tough the Cerachrom is. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

IWC vans...

I spotted these on my way to town today. Have to say that I am impressed. Somehow they remind me of those celebrity vans you see in South Korea transporting K-Pop idols or actors. 




Most appropriate... German brand with German vans. 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Miniso

I am not very familiar with this brand but from my understanding it is a Japanese/ Chinese concept store running along the lines of Uniqlo or Muji. Anyway I was in one of their stores in Malaysia recently and spotted these. Not too bad, I have to say....


Clocks, and more clocks...


Closer view and the pricing.. not too bad. 


Watches, for kids in blister packs. 

Battery change or so I thought...

What started as a normal battery changed turn into some thing else...

Routine battery change for my three Pulsar military watches...


Batteries ready...


The first one... This one has been 'civilianized'...


New battery installed.


Happy camper. 


However...


These two... sadly the battery change did nothing. Tried swapping batteries and still nil joy. Stark realization the movement have gone kaput. So called my neighbourhood watch shop. Joy of joy...


They have the movement in stock. The movement is the Seiko 7n32.


I decided to have the watch maker at the shop do the replacement. 


The new movement being prepped for the change.


Removing the hands of the watch. 


The date wheel had to be changed. 



All done and am very very happy. :)



Apologies for the quality of the photographs. Need to adjust the export setting.