Thursday, November 5, 2009

Perrelet Introduces New Semi Skeletonized Split-Seconds Chronograph Watches

Following the success of their Split-Seconds Chronograph, Perrelet is announcing the expansion of the collection with three new variations. This amazing split-seconds chronograph represents the innovative nature of the Perrelet brand. Watchmaking enthusiasts will appreciate the elegance of the finish on the glass discs which has taken the place of traditional hands, resulting in perfect harmony between tradition and modernity.

Three new models are being introduced. A stainless w/ceramic bezel and back, a DLC coated stainless, and a stunning pink gold w/ceramic bezel and case back - all with different dial combonantions featuring painted Arabic numerals, luminescent indicies, and special open-work to allow the wearer to admire the semi-skeletonized Calibre P-241 automatic movement.
The movement features a fly-back feature, central hours, minutes, seconds with date on discs and sweep seconds with hours, minutes displays on discs. Either sapphire crystal front and back or sapphire/ceramic sandwich the elegant movement between into the 43.5mm case. The execution of this all is amazing to look at and is sure to stir up conversation whenever the wearer goes.

A natural black rubber bracelet embossed with the "Perrelet" logo and embellished with a deployment buckle complete the model's accessories. 

Pricing is from $12,950 - $25,500.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

TX Watches by Timex - Style, Design, and Technology Beyond Expectation

Developed for over five years by  Timex Group company, Callanen International (Nautica, Marc Ecko timepieces), TX Watches are a fusion of American innovation, German engineering and Italian design creating unique timepieces. A synthesis of technology and design creating timepieces unique to the industry and as individual as the collection itself. From the first ever quartz analog Perpetual Weekly Calendar, to the revolutionary vertical movement of the Linear Chronograph, TX offers patented proprietary movements unavailable anywhere else in the world.

Each timepiece, which I think rate a 9.5-10 on the "Man Scale", contains four motors, operating independently of each other. One motor drives the hour, minute and second hands, while three bi-directional motors are dedicated to the additional functions. Combined with visionary design, the result is precise, innovative and reliable technology that is easy to use.


 TX watches feature superior quality materials including premium sapphire crystals, sculpted dials, finely crafted hands, supreme leathers, precisely etched case backs and intricately molded crowns.

For over a century, Timex has been a brand that people did not usually put in the bold design, extreme durability, and great performance categories. I think with all of the R&D that they put into manufacturing the TX line, matched with pricing that is on average sub-$500., they have truly, taken a lickin' and just keep on tickin'.