Per memo from XOS (directly related to Watchstar) this is the last of the factory direct American Star we will be able to get! This is the 21 jewel automatic Miyota 8150 housed in the 48mm case. Sculpted back has exhibition window as well. The dial is a beautifully detailed semi-skeletonized oil pressed creation with Super Luminova lume material, all beneath a chamfered AR coated sapphire crystal. The finished work is presented on a stunning 8.5” hand built SOLD 11 LINK BRACELET (created by the same designer that did the XOS Intercontinental) with dual deployant clasp, and tested to 10 ATM water resistance. Choose between yellow or black finishes. MSRP is 1995.00 but reserves now through TAW with packaging upgrade for just 299.99, shipping included! Please again note that this is the LAST OF FACTORY DIRECT AMERICAN STARS
When we launched the "1 of 1" version of the Aqua Lung with a blue bezel, it didn't last long. Now we have the sought after green bezel version of this watch (hence, the "2 of 2"). To the best of our knowledge, the ONLY two (2) to exist in the world. Not on'y is this a "one of a kind" (or two of a kind actually), but it is a functional 1000m diver that has the unique complication of a case that is filled with a specialized oil to counteract the extreme external pressure! Note in the reverse view that this construction requires a separate battery chamber; the actual case is never compromised. For the fans of Watchstar as well as those that like to collect rare pieces, this is a MUST have!
This is a collector’s dream; not just a #1 or triple zero; this is the only example known to exist! There’s rumored to be another color (green, and quantity not confirmed, if it was actually built) but per our factory direct relationship we can confirm that to the best of our research this is the only blue/rose that was ever built. It’s important to note that this model was never actually built for the public in any quantity and is immediately collectable. The working name was “Aqua Lung” during prototype phase. 47mm case of 316L steel, screw down crown and pushers with a unidirectional rotating bezel crafted in aluminum and inset with Super Luminova. All lume on the dial textured dial is also Super Luminova. A very heavy hardened domed AR treated mineral crystal completes the enclosure, but this is where the unusual science comes in. This watch was certified to 1000 METERS WATER RESISTANCE, and to assure that this would survive in an actual 1000 M ocean situation, the case is filled with an oil to counteract the extreme external pressure! Note in the reverse view that this construction requires a separate battery chamber; the actual case is never compromised. The Miyota OS21 was further modified to provide the additional torque to move the hands through the fluid. A bubble was deliberately allowed to illustrate the reaction to angle and movement. Presented on high grade 22mm silicon rubber strap fitting a 9” wrist, the original list was set at 2995.00. AGAIN, THIS WAS NEVER PUT INTO PRODUCTION AND TO OUR KNOWLEDGE THIS IS THE ONLY BLUE/ROSE EXAMPLE IN THE WORLD. First collector acquires at just 599.00, shipping included!
The Watchstar Diva Star is exquisite; the definitive art that you wear utilizing a fascinating see-through design. Designed by the brilliant mind that created gen I and II of XO Skeleton these pieces saw every little exposure and sold out quickly in limited run. Each piece is 42mm crafted in 316L steel and the crystal is gorgeous anti-reflective sapphire. The white mother of pearl dial is the finest available, with brilliant cut diamonds hand placed in prong settings on the corners. There is no crown because this high end Swiss 656 EBS quartz movement is let via the pressure button on the back of the case. The focal point is the greatly detailed seahorse sculpture which is finished on both the obverse and reverse sides. Through the design are diamond cut genuine Swarovski crystals, each hand set in prong settings for exacting color and contribution to the finished sculpture. Note the green choice that makes the seahorse truly flash! The finished work is finished in 18k yellow gold layering and presented on fine covered leather with classic buckle and tested to 10 ATM water resistance. The msrp on this piece is 2495.00; we have been able to secure an opportunity buy of 499.99, shipping included. This work is absolutely captivating; please reserve your for Mother's Day now!
One of the things Watchstar created was a fascinating series of designs based around the “DNA” idea of having pieces of a classic machine physically melted into the steel making up the case. The Quantico is such a build and one that has become sought after in the “I shoulda got that when it was available” genre. We have access to only a few of the green and this model will NOT be coming back. Once it is sold out, it is gone for good. If this needs to be in your collection, then please do act quickly.
Never let it be said that Talk About Watches does not support the ladies! We have a fantastic Flash Sale for the ladies featuring the Watchstar Diva Star at an additional $100 discount off of our already discounted pricing! In addition to that, because we know that the ladies appreciate options, we have brought back the Lady Star as well. Both models will ship in the enhanced wooden Watchstar presentation box. So, guys, this will make the perfect gift for the important ladies in your live as well. This is a Flash Sale, so we have just a limited time period in which we can offer these timepieces. You have the next 72 hours or sellout. Once the countdown reaches all zeros, the discounted pricing will go back up and you will have missed out. The clock starts NOW! Please do act quickly!
Watchstar made a handful of the mechanical automatic chronographs and via our factory direct relationship, we have what (to our knowledge) is the last of them that are NOT pre-owned and with full warranty. The 48mm x 17mm case is special if for no other reason than it contains certified “DNA” from a WWII 1938-1945 Supermarine Spitfire Battle of Britain, RAF Fighter Aircraft! This warbird actually participated in the battle. It houses the Asian 33 jewel TY2940 mechanical automatic chronograph movement (by comparison the more commonly found movements tend to use 25). Sapphire crystals front and back, both with custom decoration including the silhouette of the Spitfire on the back. The finished timepiece is finished in gold PVD plating, tested to 10 ATM of water resistance and presented on a silicon strap (recommended 8.25” inch wrist or less) with a custom Watchstar buckle. The MSRP is $2495.00, but reserve yours through TAW for just $299.99 with shipping included. AND you’ll be upgraded into the white luxury watch box! This is highly collectible and, of course, an unusually affordable automatic chronograph. So please move quick on this.
New Old Stock (NOS) delivers a fascinating watch! XOS Retro is likely best known for their DNA series based on classic cars and war machines. But their sister brand Watchstar did a series as well, based on the Battle of Gettysburg. Like their better known series, this one also contained “DNA”. This timepiece contains authentic and original metal from an original cannon ball canister recovered on Little Round Top, Gettysburg, PA. This material was certified by the Gettysburg Museum of History.
We experienced some unfortunate and unexpected email issues earlier in the week and due to that, we have decided to extend our "Big Game" sales (there are three of them) for a very short time to ensure that everyone is aware of them and has the opportunity to get one or more if they need to be in your collection. Please do have a look to see what is still available and make sure that you act before the count down timer on the page reaches all zeros. To those that were effected by our email issues, we do apologize and are working hard to ensure that we do not experience such issues again in the future.
Welcome to the Talk About Watches Live page! The show will begin on the Talk About Watches Facebook page (link below) at 10pm EST on 02/06/18. Tim's very special guest will be Avi Vieira and they will be presenting a number of great deals for you on XOSkeleton products. Products for purchase will be available on this page once the show starts. A replay of the live show will also be available below as quickly as we are able to get it processed and uploaded to the interwebs.