The opinion comes at a 42-millimeter case using a cambered sapphire-crystal glass. Its translucent case back reveals that the lavish finissage of this movement in all its glory. The opinion is on a blue leather strap with a fold-over clasp. Developed from the brand explicitly for aficionados, this model is available only at Aerowatch points available.1942 — AUTOMATIC MOON PHASE Ref. A 74969 AA03 · Self-winding meticulous motion, Dubois Dépraz 11 1/2 9231/SW 200, 26 jewels, rhodium-plated oscillating weight with ” Côtes de Genève ” decor · Hours, minutes, seconds signal, analog date at 6 o’clock, moon phase at 10 o’clock · Stainless steel case — diameter: 42 mm · Domed sapphire crystal · Transparent case back · Blue sun-brushed dial, blue circular satined date counter · Water-resistant into 50 meters · Light blue leather strap with engraved folding grip. 73946 TI01) see is introduced in feather-light titanium instance, which –although rather bulky– tips the scales at some 70 grams!Although Aerowatch is not the first brand that comes to mind when thinking about buying an affordable Swiss opinion, its gadgets offer superb build quality and are equipped with reliable and robust (and well known to just about any serviceman all over the globe) mechanical movements from ETA, Unitas and Dubuis-Depraz. When offered in a discount, their watches easily conquer similar models from Longines, Tissot and the remainder of the mass-produced and over-advertised crowd.
This particular model is, for example, equipped with the Dubois-Depraz caliber 285 automatic chronograph movement. Dependent on the famous ETA 2824 sterile caliber using an additional chronograph movement raising the jewel count from first 25 to nearly intimidating 45, the movement is predictably more complex than the usual natural-born chronograph quality such as, say the legendary ETA 7750. This essentially means two things: it’ll be more expensive to keep in the future and, when some of its numerous parts finally gives up on you, it will be a whole lot more expensive to repair only for the sheer quantity of work which a skilled professional will have to set to it.Aerowatch 1910 Hommage Chronograph Limited Edition (ref. 73946 TI01) automatic watch (Onion setting crown).From where I stand, each time when you see a chronograph that lists a simple three-hander movement using an add-on module, you must understand that the brand behind the watch tries to cut out a corner at your own expense. Sadly, this is kind of common practice these days, and finding a watch which will be able to successfully combine intriguing exterior with a “real” chronograph quality is a job which is not so easy to achieve if you would like to stay within $2000-$4000 range.To sweeten the pill, the Swiss watchmaker obtained the mechanism adorned with the famous Geneva Seal that guarantees the engine’s high quality and naturally, equipped it with a branded oscillating weight that’s visible through the transparent case back cover.As other pieces powered by the DD 285, the 1910 Hommage offers standard chronograph performance: a 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock, a 12-hour totalizer at 6 o’clock and a small moments sub-dial at 12 o’clock. As usual, the chronograph second hand is positioned on precisely the exact same axis using the hour and minute hands.
The opinion comes in a 42-millimeter case with a cambered sapphire-crystal glass. Its see-through case back reveals that the lavish finissage of the movement in all of its glory. The opinion is on a blue leather strap with a fold-over grip. Designed by the brand specifically for aficionados, this version is available exclusively at Aerowatch Zegarki Opinie Replica Orologipoints of sale.1942 — AUTOMATIC MOON PHASE Ref. A 74969 AA03 · Self-winding meticulous movement, Dubois Dépraz 11 1/2 9231/SW 200, 26 stone, rhodium-plated oscillating weight with ” Côtes de Genève ” decor · Hours, minutes, seconds signal, analog date at 6 o’clock, moon period at 10 o’clock · Stainless steel case — diameter: 42 millimeter · Domed sapphire crystal · Transparent case back · Blue sun-brushed dial, blue circular satined date counter · Water-resistant into 50 meters · Light blue leather strap with engraved folding grip. 73946 TI01) see is introduced in feather-light titanium case, which –although rather bulky– tips the scales at some 70 grams!Although Aerowatch isn’t the first brand that comes to mind when considering buying an affordable Swiss watch, its gadgets offer you superb build quality and are equipped with reliable and robust (and well-known to just about any serviceman all over the globe) mechanical movements from ETA, Unitas and Dubuis-Depraz. When offered at a reduction, their watches easily beat similar models from Longines, Tissot and the remainder of the mass-produced and over-advertised crowd.
The pierced black dial shows the enigmatic and fascinating choreography of this complex chronograph mechanism decorated with matte circular graining.The luminous hands and hour markers provide exceptional legibility even in total darkness. The anti-reflection-coated glass and the sapphire-crystal back reveal that the orchestrated interaction of this rhodiumed moving train wheels framed by chamfered and adorned bridges with blued screws as vibrant accents.The watch represents a bold creativity but remain firmly embedded in the traditions of Korean artisanal horology as practiced by Aerowatch. The numbered-edition semi-skeleton chronograph is available only through Aerowatch appointed outlets.Swiss brand Aerowatch has just enriched its 1942 Collection using a newly developed moon-phase version. The elegant newcomer includes a blue, sun-brushed dial with baton-style hour mark, and shows the progression of time together with subtle finesse. A timeless watch with a bold character, the eye is attracted to the moonphase complication at ten o’clock and the satin-finished analog date dial at 6 o’clock. The moon stages complication harmonizes perfectly with all the odd date indication.
Earlier in 2015, I had the opportunity to visit the watch manufacture of DeWitt in Geneva. The DeWitt brand has had its ups and downs over the years along with the global economy, but has recently really sorted out its organizational issues and is more than back on track to creating some of the most interesting and exclusive timepieces around – such as this quite rare DeWitt Academia Out Of Time collection. What makes DeWitt watches interesting and exclusive in my opinion? Well, in addition to producing a whole universe of very unique in-house made movements with some complications you won’t see anywhere else, DeWitt often employs designs and styles quite removed from the rest of the watch industry. With that said, DeWitt is still thoroughly a Swiss-born-and-bred watch company living in harmony with other unique niche luxury brands.
As expected the ONLY Watch 2011 went without a hitch last week. It raised € 4.5 million, about USD $ 6,075,000 as of this writing. Let’s take a look at some of the results. [see all of the watches: studio pics & in-the-flesh, hands-on]
Antiquorum Auctioneers – The collection of unique 40 timepieces achieves € 4.5 million at the Only Watch Charity Auction: Monaco, September 24, 2011 – The fourth edition of the biennial Only Watch Charity Auction held at the Hotel Hermitage in Monaco on September 23, in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, closed with an outstanding result of EUR 4’563’000. The auction room was full in addition to the strong internet and intense telephone bidding. International participation included Japan, Switzerland, Hong Kong, China, the United States and the Russian Federation. Ronnie Wood from the Rolling Stones was also present in the room to support the auction.
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
Armin Strom One Week Skeleton Water
Backes and Strauss Victoria Princess Red Heart
Bell & Ross Flight Instrument Collection Orange
Blancpain White Dove
Breguet Classique Chronograph 5284
Chanel Premiere Flying Tourbillon Only Watch 2013
Chopard L.U.C. Tourbillon Engraved
Christophe Claret X-Trem-1 Pinball
Chronoswiss The Three Apes
Corum Ti-Bridge 3 Day Power Reserve Only Watch 2013
De Bethune DB28 Skybridge MC
deLaCour Red Dots
DeWitt Twenty-8 Skeleton Tourbillon
Frédérique Constant Double Heart Only Watch
Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk Only Watch
Harry Winston Midnight Big Date Only Watch
Hublot Classic Fusion Skeleton Tourbillon Red Ceramic
Jaquet Droz The Loving Buttery Fly
Julien Coudray Manufactura 1528 Only Watch
Laurent Ferrier Galet Classic Tourbillon Double Spiral Only Watch
Louis Vuitton Tambour Spin Time Regatta
Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Rising Hours for Monaco
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).
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.
DeWitt is a very niche Swiss brand that likes to remind you that owner Jerome DeWitt is a descendent of Napoleon Bonaparte. While that is kind of cool for him, the brand mostly gets our attention with technical horology and unexpected designs. The avant-garde Academia collection with its rare complications is the brand’s signature, and the new DeWitt Academia Skeleton is the latest addition. While the name of the watch would seem to suggest that the skeletonization is the main show, it is the “bi-retrograde” seconds hand that stands out the most.