The Rodolphe Instinct 5456 Big Tourbillon comes in various case materials and strap color options, each is expensive of course. There are gold and white gold cases, and even ones with a PVD finish. The alligator strap options are white, brown, and black. With a water resistance of 30 meters, this watch wants to stay on land, and likely safe. Pricing is in the "only kings and super celebrities" range at well over 0,000.
A sick thing happens when you are involved with watches too much. You begin to anthropomorphize them to a degree; at least I do. Or in some instances the effect is less than anthropomorphism, but an animal-pomorphism. So I am treating this watch like a dog in need of a home. Only the watch will live a lot longer! And does not shed.
You can go to www.Mobiado.com if you want to learn more about the technical details. My feelings are that the Professional 105GMT Gold phone is pretty hideous looking. For lack of a better term, there simply is no design. The elements are just thrown together symmetrically. This phone is in all senses, as ugly at the large brick cellulars phones from the late 1980s, just with a different look. It isn't ergonomic, it doesn't offer anything special in terms of technology, and once the tech life is out dated, you simply have an expensive paper weight. The company offers other ugly models, but this model wins for being the most hideous. For these reasons I am giving this item the aBlogtoRead.com Bad Idea Award. Price? At least ,000.
So this Streamerica watch is a bit different, and represents one of the much more limited models that was sold. Unlike the standard three-hand model, this watch is a world timer. In addition to the normal time, there are two special windows. One with 24 city names (one for each time zone), and a 24 hour disc window. Hit the pusher above the sculpted crown, and the city name changes along with the 24 hour disc, moving one timezone. Minutes are always represented by the minutes hand on the main dial of the watch. Basically you have a wonderfully easy to use world timer in GMT with the benefit of the second timezone. These particular models likely contained automatic ETA 2893 movements with a special world timer module.
The case of the Oceantimer is custom made for Dievas and is very nautically themed, but subtly so. It is a modern interpretation of diving instrumentation, and fits in well with the rest of your SCUBA gear. This particular watch is not a mechanical movement based watch, but for the price, the ETA 955.612 quartz caliber is just fine. The case it held together by six large hexagonal screws.
Panerai is pretty regular about their watch release schedule. We tend to get a few new ones each year. With the pre Basel announcements coming up, I expect to see a lot from Panerai this year. One new announcement is the Luminor Chrono Daylight Titanium, which is the ref. PAM 327. This Panerai is distinctly modern in its approach with a broad demographic appeal. I am no Panerai historian, but it is easy to tell that there is mostly "new direction" design accents in this watch. Ignoring the watch itself for a moment, looking at the titanium bracelet indicates a new, more angular look to the masculine watches. Older Panerai metal bracelets featured some really unique curved links. The PAM 327 has what are arguably something simple, plainer Y-shaped links. The look in nice, but not exciting - and the small size of the links adds to wearing comfort, but gone is a lot of the character.