Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Blue or Yellow...

Now that the dust has settled over the just concluded SIHH and Basel exhibitions, and me being out of the loop, what watches did tickle my fancy....

The watches from my favourite brand of course, namely these...

PAM00512 Radiomir 1940 42mm

PAM00514 Radiomir 1940 3 Days 47mm

Photographs: Panerai

I was made to understand that these watches should be hitting the stores now. But knowing how Panerai work, I would not be holding my breath. 

So what other watches did tickle my fancy?

This did....

The Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue, reference 70330b....

The new and the old....

Photographs: Tudor

The Heritage Chrono Blue is a reissue based on this model, the Tudor Montecarlo, reference 7169/0. 

Photograph: shamelessly borrowed from the Internet

A side by side view of the watches, vintage vs reissue. Love the fact that Tudor did not make the reissue 100% as the original. And best of all, no cyclops. 

Photograph: shamelessly borrowed from the Internet

The Heritage Chrono Blue will be powered by the same movement as the Heritage Chrono, i.e. the ETA 2892 with the DD chrono module ridding piggy back. 

This picture had me sold..... Love the blue detailing.

Photograph: Tudor

For more information about the Heritage Chrono Blue.

Best thing about the Tudor? They have already started advertising the watch in major international newspapers....

So is that it? Were there other? Yes....


Bell & Ross continues with the play on cockpit instruments, coming out with the following models.

The BR01 Heading Indicator.

This watch is cool. It uses a disc system to tell the time. 

The BR01 Airspeed.

I like this one. 

The BR01 Climb.

Only one out of the three to offer any complications, date and power reserve. Cool.

Photographs: Bell & Ross

All three comes in at 46mm with the PVD case. Both the Heading Indicator and Airspeed will be powered by the ETA 2892 automatic movement. The Climb will be powered by an ETA 2897 automatic movement. All three watches are a limited edition run of 999 pieces. 

Photograph: Bell & Ross

The first 99 will be offered in a set with the 2012 novelties. How cool is that. Wish I had the cash for this..... :)

Anyway, for more information.

So the question at the end of the day, which would I get? Or would I get any at all. I would get the Tudor. But based on my current experience with Tudor, I am always 2 years behind.....

At the moment, I am happy with this....

And the Tudor collection stands at this.....

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