November 2017

Omega 'Railmaster' Co-Axial Master Chronometer

 

Omega 'Railmaster'

The first Omega 'Railmaster' was built for railway staff or anyone who worked close to electrical fields. Shielded by an inner protective case, the watch was able to resist magnetic fields of up to 1,000 gauss, guaranteeing reliable precision for the wearer. By comparison, most antimagnetic watches at that time offered protection at only around 60 gauss.

 

Omega 'Railmaster' Advertisement from 1959 ...

 

Pre-SIHH 2018: Live taken pictures of the 25th anniversary Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore watches

 

The 25th anniversary of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 

 

For all other information about the watches please click here ... You will be linked to my story published some days ago ...

https://www.watchadvisor.com/news/pre-sihh-2018-25th-anniversary-audemars-piguet-royal-oak-offshore

 

By the way: What do you think? Do you like the new Royal Oak? 

 

 

Pre-SIHH 2018: Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Planétarium

 

Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Planétarium

The 'Lady Arpels Planétarium' watch illustrates the Sun and the closest planets: Mercury, Venus and fnally Earth, along with its natural satellite, the Moon.

Each heavenly body moves at its actual speed, orbiting the dial in 88 days for Mercury, 224 days for Venus and 365 days for Earth.

In a key innovation for this piece, the Moon itself rotates around the Earth in 29.5 days. 

ROLEX - Important Message from Olaf Eichstädt, Co-founder of WatchAdvisor

Rolex is a name you probably hear about long before you develop an interest in watches. Rolex is everywhere. You can probably buy a dog slay somewhere in the outback of Antarctica using a Rolex as collateral. For us mortals in the watch industry, Rolex is also a source of mystery and legend. Some watchmakers’ eyes glaze over when they speak of the quality of the parts, the legendary +/-2 seconds per day accuracy and the ease with which the movements can be serviced and assembled.Here are some fun facts we learned when we plowed through the brand’s data. For us mortals in the watch industry, Rolex is also a source of mystery and legend.

Omega launches its first e-commerce platform

 

Omega launches its first e-commerce platform

I say, this is something that would have been denied a year ago ... But times change and the demand to buy online is growing rapidly. 

"The arrival of e-commerce is an important moment for Omega", the brand communicated. "Until now, customers relied only on location-based boutiques when buying straight from the brand. Now, customers in the United States will be able to browse and buy from wherever they are connected."

Pre-SIHH 2018: 25th anniversary of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore

 

After the introduction of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore in 1993, more than 120 references of the 42 mm watch have been launched in various materials such as stainless steel, titanium, gold and platinum.

42 mm! At the time being this was a real huge timepiece. It even looked enormous on the wrist.

Of course today we know, that the Royal Oak Offshore was a trendsetter ...

 

 

Pre-SIHH 2018: Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time

 

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time

The one and only question I ask when I get to see a new watch that was conceived for traveling is: Can I, when traveling through timezones with changing zone-times, adjust my local time without loosing the correct indicated minutes and seconds? In case of the new Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time you can. The watch will independently indicate you your home-time and the date is of course linked to the local time.