Sunday, June 14, 2009

One of a Kind Lum-Tec California Dial Chrono Up for Auction

The guys over at Lum-Tec has a pretty cool prototype watch up for auction. Here is a great opportunity to own a one-off example from one of the hottest, new watch manufacturers out there. The watch has a unique blue California (Roman and Arabic hour markers) dial with chrono function and enough of Lum-Tec's MDV (Maximum Darkness Visibility) lume so our friends in the International Space Station can tell the time all the way from up there. Owner Chris Wiegand gives the watches specs on his companies forum:

"This is a handmade prototype watch, hand made dial with hand applied lume, handmade leather strap, sapphire crystal with double side AR, 44mm 316L SS case, Miyota OS20 chronograph movement. Only one like it in the world. This model will not ever be produced so it's a cool piece to have for a watch collector. "

Auction ends soon so visit now and place your bid. Good luck!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Patek Philippe Gondolo for Tiffany & Co.

To celebrate the opening of the Patek Philippe salon inside the Tiffany & Co. flagship store on New York’s 5th Avenue, Patek Philippe have created an exclusive Gondolo. The Patek Philippe Gondolo for Tiffany & Co. revives Patek Philippe’s tradition of featuring the retailer on the dial of the watch which was once popular but was phased out in the early 1990’s. The Tiffany & Co. Gondolo retains the Gondolo’s unique shape and is made of white gold and encrusted with one hundred and sixty seven brilliant cut diamonds. The dial is available in either black or white lacquer with a classic guilloche pattern. Only fifty of each model will be made and will be available exclusively from the Tiffany & Co. flagship store on 5th Avenue.