Welcome to the live streaming page for the current episode of Talk About Watches Live. On Friday, 04/20/18, Tim Temple will be presenting a number of timepieces from Sturmanskie, Vostok-Europe and Croton. Tim's special guest will be Craig Hester. Listed on this page are the products that will be in the show. However, please note that the extremely discounted prices will not be made available until just before the show begins. We do hope that you will join us live for the show. However, if you cannot make it, a replay of the show will be made available here as quickly as we are able to process it.
The Seastar 1000 Automatic Diver is the latest addition to the well know Seastar line of timepieces. It represents a classic automatic diver in both size and appearance and is a great entry level Swiss Made automatic diver for many collectors. It does utilize the Powermatic 80 movement (aka ETA C07.111) and may be a movement that is not well known to all collectors.
Since taking the world of horology by storm in 2012, HYT (the "Hydro Mechanical Horologists") have been producing so fascinating and technologically amazing timepiece that use fluids in a variety of novel and interesting ways to display and track the passage of time. The new HYT H0 X Eau Rouge (or "red fluid") is yet another new piece. Join us and take a bit of a deep dive into this incredible new watch and custom movement.
Behold the 56mm Grand Octane, but not just any version. This is the one produced in limited quantity with 70 points of diamonds installed into the bezel! Great heft totaling out at several hundred grams, this one is for those wanting the presence on the wrist that commands the room. All 316L steel build, this 56mm case (63mm including the crown!) contains the Z60 chronograph movement, one specifically engineered to accommodate the demand for the oversize wristwatch. Solid link bracelet of course, with deployant clasp. Flame Fusion crystal protects the stunning mother of pearl dial. But of course one of the focal points is the 168 diamonds inset into the unidirectional bezel! The finished work is tested to 200M water resistance.
This is the 50mm Swiss made Invicta Reserve Excursion. All 316L steel housing the 13 jewel Ronda 5040.D chronograph movement. The focal point of this piece is not just the size, but also the beautifully textured dial. This is the same texture that contributed to the “elegant” Venom becoming a number one seller. A Flame Fusion crystal protects the dial, and luminous treatment is featured on both markers and skeletonized hands. The finished work is presented on a tapering textured padded leather strap and is tested to 200M water resistance. you choose between the dial finished in rose or a silver white. The bezel is polished and finished in rose gold.
This is one of the newer Zeus series featuring the colorful abalone dial. No two are identical as genuine abalone is organic in origin and therefor contains natural variations. The Zeus case is one of the most innovative builds Invicta has produced to date and this 40mm midsize features all the innovation and complexity that made the original an instant classic upon it’s release. This is the tone-on-tone silver example with the charcoal outer track really making the aqua and indigo colors absolutely pop beneath the Flame Fusion crystal. 316L steel throughout both case and 27mm solid link bracelet. Cables are suspension set in the first few bracelet links and around the bezel as well. Contained within in the Swiss Ronda 5040.D chronograph movement and the finished piece is tested to 200m. We couldn’t find this widely available and the few we did located were substantially more than the TAW offer of just 279, shipping included!
Believe us when we tell you that this is a watch guy watch! This Swiss automatic jumping hour function was created in conjunction with artist Karsten K. Krebs, and released in a limited edition of only 500. Sapphire crystal (of course) and 20 atm water resistance. The hour numerals appear in one of the five dial windows representing the planets and orbits of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and Jupiter, with the Sun taking the center position. The Swiss ETA 2892 is custom modified resulting in the FORTIS caliber F-2024 which makes all this happen including a rotating dial varying the look over the course of 12 hours. NOTE: THERE ARE VERY FEW OF THESE AVAILABLE. Act quickly!
Fans of mechanical open heart / multiple complications will love this! 44mm 316L steel case with light parchment colored textured dial beneath scratch resistant mineral crystal. But the real story here is the compilation array. Sweep second near the center with the axis of hour and minute hands moved a bit north of that. Of course the framed open heart display near the six is a focal point, but also note the GMT dial near the 10 and the animated am/pm wheel using rising/setting sun and moon illustrations near the two! Hands are treated to be luminous as well. The msrp on this piece is 250.00 and in looking around we’ve found this in the 100 dollar range plus shipping. TAW is just 79.99 with shipping, AND unlike any other deal we include BOTH brown and black 22mm leather straps! No one else is doing that! Act quick and please enjoy this bargain on a captivating automatic watch!
When we are presented with a good opportunity, we jump on it. When Craig Hester gave us the opportunity to snag the very last of these Numbered Limited Edition (NLE) Vostok-Europe Radio Rooms, we did so immediately! It is a very good looking timepiece with a very interesting backstory (and designed by Craig himself!). And, these are the last of the limited edition run. That means that when this handful that we have are gone, they are gone for good! Lastly, we got them at a heck of a discount when compared to the current asking price. As always, you must act quickly on these to secure yours!
We know that alot of you are fans of larger over-sized timepieces. With that in mind, we would like to introduce you to the Kerbedanz Maximus. The largest tourbillon ever put into a wristwatch. It is enormous and amazing! Not only do we take you on a bit of a deep dive of the Maximus, but we show you the prior record holder...the equally amazing Franck Muller Giga Tourbillon. And, we could touch a subject like this without mentioning the incredible Antoine Martin Slow Runner and the massive 24mm balance wheel that it utilizes. Enjoy!