Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Luxury Watches

Watches by Kudoke!

Author: Ines Chulina


If money permits, one of the most important accessories is perhaps a luxury watch. Luxury watches aren't just functional, they are also a wonderful addition to your wardrobe.For quite a long time, luxury watches have been recognized as asymbol of a person's success. Brands such as Rolex, Cartier,Patek Philippe, TAG Heuer, and also others seem to demandinstant respect and admiration.Although the primary purpose of luxury watches is to tell the time, more and more of today's styles offer wonderful,additional benefits.

For example, some serve as two-way radios, small computers, or even as a display for your position on earthusing GPS technology. It is amazing to think how sophisticated the capabilities are on luxury watches. While many watches have increased their capabilities, some have opted to go above and beyond the latest technology to offer something more--time pieces that are built to last a lifetime. Of course, these premier watches are known as luxury watches.

Before you purchase a luxury watch, there are a few things youshould know. Once you do, you should have no problem choosing the luxury watch that is right for you.When it comes time for you to shop for a luxury watch, it is important to know the difference between an automatic watch that doesn't run on batteries, and a quartz watch that does.

An automatic watch runs by the physical movement of the wearer's wrist. It means that if it isn't worn for a period of time, it will stop ticking. Shaking it will, however, bring it back to life.

A quartz watch uses batteries and is usually less expensive than an automatic. Next you must compare caliber automatic watches to standard automatic watches. Automatic luxury watches function without theuse of batteries, but after a while the time will be slightly off. A caliber automatic luxury watch is able to provide better precision.

For example, after a standard automatic luxury watch is worn for a month, it will typically be off by 12 minutes, while a caliber36 automatic will be off by only 2 minutes. In addition, a standard automatic, if stored, will run for 36days before it stops ticking, while a caliber 36 automatic willrun for 50 days. Of course, the higher the watch quality, the higher the price. Lastly, choose a watch that fits your personality.

There are so many luxury watches available today, it can be very overwhelming trying to choose which will best meet your needs. Each brands tend to specialize in certain areas of timekeeping. For example, A TAG Heuer is known for its accuracy in the sportsworld, especially when it comes to gold and auto-racing.

In fact, Tiger Woods, a well-known professional golfer, has helped the company to design the Link Tiger Woods LimitedEdition luxury watch, his own signature. It was designed for golfers who prefer to wear a lighter watch on the golf course.

Now that you know what to look for, you can easily narrow down what type fits your needs from the various type of luxury watches available.

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Design of Watches - The More Unusual Part 1

The Magellan watches are named after the explorer Ferdinand Magellan, who is famous for completing the first circumnavigation of the world proving that the earth is round. The watches pay homage to that feat with a distinctive dial that is shaped like a half globe and is under a scratch-resistant anti-reflective sapphire dome. Thhe watch uses an automatic movement (a de-centric weight winds the main spring) with the crown fully incorporated into the case and the hands curved with the circumference of the dial. It also has a 24-hour hand which indicates the longitudainal position of the sun at any given time.

Their latest model is the Magellan 1521golf series which uses an actual golf ball. A section is cut from the ball and mounted in a bronze support. The cool thing is that you can get a custom edition made using your own golf ball (providing it is a solid core ball). What a perfect way to memorialize a hole in one. The gallery below has pictures of the rest of the Magellan watches including their classic line with the dial as the top part of a globe and the diamond version which has the same map done in diamonds and gemstones. There is also a Lady Magellan necklace.

[via WatchLuxus]


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Monday, March 03, 2008

News from Glashuette, Germany - Chronograph for Medics by Kronsegler

Model: KS 744 Automatic Valjoux Chronograph
Watchcase: Convex, three-piece casing made of stainless steel 316 L, 10 Micr. gold plated or rhodium plated
Dimensions: 42mm in diameter, 13,5mm thick (without crown/ buttons)
Case back: Stainless steel / sapphire coated glass with engraver
Dial: Silver-white with pinpointed totalizers and tachymeter, pulse measuring instrument on raised ring
Digits: Applied staffs with fluorescent points

Hands: Hour/minute hand with fluorescent points made of steel. Second hand aeskulab staff with red point. 3 Steel hands on totalizers
Glass: Sapphire 1,1 mm, antireflection
Crown: With hygenically groove and button hide in sleeve
Strap: Calfskin with aligator coinage
Mechanism: Swiss Made ETA Automatic Valjoux CAL 7750 gild, balance 28800 A/h, 25 ruby, walk – 50h, precision readjustment, antishock, Nivarox spiral, central-stop-second, 12hours of stopwatch
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, stopwatch, pulse measuring instrument, tachymeter
Waterproof: 10 ATM

Special chronograph for medical professions and emergency services with 300 pieces in limited version with certificate and wooden box - Watchmaker Edition with completely gold plated movement and blued screws.

The watch collection from Kronsegler will be available through the European Watch Group, 1040 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018 - USA


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