Tim, Michael and the entire Talk About Watches team are very excited to announce that the watch brand Edmond has officially joined the ever increasing list of brands represented here on the site! In fact, today, they become the 21st watch brand and 25th brand over all to join the Talk About Watches family (and we keep telling you that we STILL aren’t done…look for even more announcements coming soon! Especially after our return from Baselworld 2018!). We are still working out the particulars as far as what all will be offered from Edmond. However, we will be meeting with the management team from the brand while Tim and Michael are in Switzerland at Baselworld next week. As soon as we have more information, we will make it available to you immediately.
In the latest edition of our Pre-Basel 2018 series, we bring you the Angelus U50 titanium flying tourbillon diver. In addition to breaking the watch down for you, we also dig into flying tourbillons (like the A-300 movement used in this timepiece) and how they differ from classic tourbillons as well as key aspects of the Angelus brand. Including their "infamous" Chronodato and also their ties to the Panerai Mare Nostrum that was never originally made. Following our motto to "entertain, educate and inform", this posting has a great deal of information for you! Enjoy!
What many people don't know is that Baselworld is more than just finished timepieces. It also has jewelry, software, tools, and many other categories. Including movements. With Baselworld 2018 rapidly approaching, Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier (VMF) has just recently announced the release of their latest high-end movement. The Calibre Seed VMF 6710. It is yet another stunning movement by VMF and we have no doubt that it will be yet another success for the brand. However, in the case of VMF, there is much more below the surface that may be of interest to the watch collector. Let us take you on a tour of this incredible movement as well as all of the other related information that may be of benefit and interest to you.
While preparing for Tim's and Michael's trip to Switzerland for the upcoming Baselworld 2018 show, we found very strong indications that Invicta and Invicta owned brands will not be attending this year. While we have reached out to contacts at Invicta for comment, we have not heard back from them on this yet. Since this newsworthy to many of the readers and customers here on Talk About Watches, we did want to present the information that we do have as well as some individual commentary as well. Most importantly, it must be pointed out that not attending is NOT necessarily a bad thing for the brand. But, it is certainly interesting. Check out what we can report to you now and if (or when) we get more information, we will update this posting immediately.
We hope that you will join us for the next edition of Talk About Watches Live! The show will begin at 10pm EST (Friday, 03/09/18) and will be live on the Talk About Watches Facebook page (info below). Tim's special guest will be Craig Hester. Together, they will be presenting two brands that you may not be familiar with. DELTAt and Meccanica Grezza. Both are amazing brands that you should be aware of and you can get a sneak peek of the watches that will be available by scrolling down. Please do note that pricing will not be available until just before the show starts (except for the 20 watch exotic wood collector box). If you can't join us live, we will be posting a replay of the show here as quickly as we are able to.
In the latest installment of our Pre-Basel 2018 series, we present the new Hamilton Khaki X-Wind Limited Edition. A beautiful watch from a very well known and respected brand among watch collectors all over the world. This new timepiece uses the also new Hamilton H-21-Si movement (which is very special) and is also a COSC certified chronometer. In addition to breaking the watch down for you, we dig into the new H-21-Si movement and also what it means to be COSC certified. Please enjoy and leave a comment to let us know what you think about the watch and our Pre-Basel 2018 series.
It is often said that the Swatch Group is the standard that leads the way for the rest of the Swiss watch industry. The Swatch Group has now released their 2017 financials and we take a look at them. While everything looks good, is it all rainbows and unicorns for them? Additionally, the Swatch Group owned brand Tissot really shines as they meet an exclusive financial milestone that puts the brand into rare air of the elite Swiss brands. Join us as we dive into the nitty gritty and break it all down for you.
We have what might very well be the crowning grail piece for the XOSkeleton collector! The Generation I Superlative! The watch that started it all! These is just too much to list here in this summary. Swiss Made quartz chronograph movement. Sapphire Crystal. 904L stainless steel case with the now infamous "O-Ring" bezel design. A multi-piece link bracelet. Super Luminova. Numbered Limited Edition (NLE) of 400 made for the world. AND! A patented push button lighting system that usess LED and UV lighting to make this one of the most unique timepieces that you will find. Missed this the first time around? New XOSkeleton fan? Just love highly technological designs and extremely unique timepieces? THIS is the watch for you! But we only have a very limited number of each of the dial colors and they won't be coming back. Check them out quickly and get your order in so you don't miss out!
Tim will be flying solo on 03/02/17 at 10pm EST and presenting two great deals. The first is the 20 watch exotic collector box. Absolutely visually stunning and we have two (2) great options for you. One is just for the single box and the other is for two (2) boxes and even more savings when you utilize it. The second great deal is on the extremely unique Alexander Nikos Valjoux 7750. We have the absolute lowest price ever seen on this eye catching sport chronograph. The pricing on the 20 watch collector box will not change and is ready to go now. The pricing for the Alexander Nikos will change to show pricing just before the live streaming show starts. We hope you can join us live. If you can't, a replay will be posted here as quickly as we are able to get it loaded to the cloud for you.
Welcome to the latest edition of our Pre-Basel 2018 reviews! This time we cover the Zenith Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 Flyback. We have put a TON of information into this for you. Not only do we cover the new watch, but the history of the model dating back to the "Cairelli" of the 1960s as well as the flyback functionality, the column wheel chronograph complication, the El Primero 405B movement itself, aging stainless steel yourself as a cool DIY project and much more! We think that everyone will find something new, interesting and informative in this post. Please have a look and let us know what you think!