Striking and hefty: The Hindenberg Independence

For everyone who likes a hefty watch on the wrist, the Hindenberg Independence is an excellent choice. It is big, heavy and bulky. This watch is a tool you definitely won’t hide under your shirt cuff.

Hindenberg Stahl Silber frontThis watch is equipped with some interesting features. The heart of the watch is the automatic calibre H-09.160 with 20 jewels. It displays hours, minutes and seconds as well as the date, the day of the week and the month. On 6 o’clock the dial shows a sun-/moon-display, on 3 o’clock you will find the date window with the brand name next to it.
The hands are the most important and visible part of the dial. Like the numbers on 2, 4, 8 and 10 o’clock they are glowing in the dark to enhance legibility even under difficult circumstances. This wristwatch in general is very easy to read. The seconds hand brings a touch of paint to the dial and the red corresponds well with the overall design. Everything is protected by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.

Hindenberg Stahl SilberLike mentioned before, the Hindenberg Independence is a watch that definitely attracts attention. It measures 44 mm in diameter and the thickness is 13 mm. The weight is also something worth mentioning – 211 grams in total. The stainless steel bracelet is solid which is absolutely required to keep this watch on stable on your wrist. Like all metal bracelets it can be a bit of a hair puller, but on a watch this size and with these rugged looks a leather strap would simply be no alternative. The size is also so apparent that you will constantly reminded of this watch while wearing it.
The two pushers are large and easy to press. The Hindenberg Independence is water-resistant up to 5 ATM.

This model comes in four different variations – with a silver, black, blue or green dial. Although the dial remains unaltered, the change in the overall looks of the watch is pretty amazing. This may be a surprisingly hard choice.

Stunning In White Gold And Blue: The New Arnold & Son DSTB

bb-Arnold_Son_DSTB_Blue_WGDemonstrating its rich British history and quality Swiss craftsmanship, Arnold & Son unveils a new limited white gold edition of the BSTB (Dial Side True Beat). The DSTB is a testament to its heritage, vision and Haute Horlogerie ingenuity.

The DSTB is part of the Instrument Collection and, like every other model from Arnold & Son, features an in-house mechanical movement. The true beat seconds is a traditional complication of Arnold & Son, and this watch pays tribute to the watches produced by John Arnold during the second half of his career.
Upholding that legacy, Arnold & Son’s master watchmakers thrive on creating complicated movements for exquisite timepieces. Such is the case with the DSTB watch, a truly innovative technical and architectural achievement. The newly developed automatic movement showcases the true beat seconds’ mechanism entirely on the dial side. Not just the hands, but also the lever, wheels and three true beat seconds bridges are located on the dial side. The true beat seconds lever is shaped like an anchor – paying homage to Arnold’s maritime achievements.

Arnold_Son_DSTB_Blue_WG_front_klThe true beat seconds are indicated via a large sapphire dial that occupies the top left portion of the dial at 11 o’clock. At the 4 o’clock position, a domed and white lacquered subdial indicates the hours and the minutes via blued hands. These overlapping indications translate into a stunning three-dimensional dial.

The self-winding calibre A&S6003 has 229 components. The palladium treated movement features Haute Horlogerie finishing with hand-chamfered and satin-finished lever and bridges, polished edges and fine circular graining. The visible dial plate is blue PVD treated with large circular finishing.

This Arnold & Son timepiece is housed inside a 43.5 mm 18-carat white gold case with anti-reflective sapphire crystal and caseback for viewing the finished movement. It is completed by a hand-stitched strap, made from black alligator leather.
This edition of the DSTB will be limited to 125 pieces.

Panerai: Radiomir 1949 10 Days GMT Automatic Oro Rosso 45 mm

The Radiomir 1940 10 Days GMT Automatic Oro Rosso 45 mm is an exclusive Special Edition where the beauty and simplicity of the case is combined with the P.2003/10 in-house movement.
The case of the watch is immediately recognisable by its lines of exemplary simplicity, a testimony to the purity of Italian design of the 1930s and 1940s, is made of red gold, and is 45 mm in diameter.

Panerai-Radiomir-1940-10-Days-GMT-Automatic-1-624x478The brown dial has an elegant satiné soleil finish and an impeccable aesthetic balance which enables all the functions of the watch to be read immediately and clearly. The structure of the dial is the classic sandwich, invented by Panerai to provide the maximum visibility and legibility of its indications even in very low light conditions: two superimposed discs contain the luminous material which shines through the holes made in the upper disc, which correspond to the dial markings.
The brown dial is sun-brushed and showes the date at 3 o’clock, the 24-hour-indicator at 8 o’clock and a linear power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock. It is protected by a sapphire crystal formed of corundrum.

1033671.png.adapt.646.1024The automatic mechanical P.2003/10 calibre is executed entirely by Panerai. With a diameter of 31 mm and three spring barrels which give the watch a power reserve of ten days, the movement has 25 jewels and a balance spring which makes 28,800 vibrations per hour. The main functions are hours, minutes and small seconds, date and linear indication of the remaining power reserve.
The back of the watch is made from see-through sapphire crystal so the amazing movement can be observed while working.

The Radiomir 1940 10 Days Automatic is supplied with a brown alligator strap. The case is water-resistant to 5 bar – a depth of about 50 metres.

When you desire one of these gorgeous watches you’ll better be quick – there will only be made 150 units. The good news: In black as well, and that makes 300 in total.
For more information visit www.panerai.com

André Belfort Chronographe Royale – Hasta la vista Baby!

It almost looks like it’s arisen from a sience fiction movie – the Chronogrape Royale by André Belfort –  and puts one in mind of the Terminatior is turning round the corner right now to put it on his wrist. Masculine and elegant is the way how it represents itself. Tough exterior and real pushover? We want to check this out…There are two colour variants available. Steel/silver and steel/black. For our test we decided to take the plain-coloured type in steel / silver.

Design and manufacture
The André Belfort Chronographe Royale seems to be manufactured carefully. Scratches or material defects? – far from it. Due to its stately weight the Chronographe Royal appears presentable in an adequate way. The stainless steel case has a diameter of 43 mm – masculine to all intents and purposes. A supreme wearing comfort is assured with its real flip-lock leather strap. Also the design is harmonious. The honeycomb-structure of the clock face continues on the stainless steel strap.The totalisators in simply black are well silhouetted against the clock face and therefore well legible.

Procedure
Behind scratch-proof saphireglass works the automatic clock unit André Belfort “caliber ETK 810”. In daily use the clock unit is proved as accurate and authentic. The ajustment of the clock with the crown is unproblematic. The feel of the deadener and the crown convince. As a special highlight the Chronograph Royale brings a Tachymetrescale to calculate speeds with it. We are exited!

Result
The timeindicator Chronographe Royale from Belfort has really Science-Fiction potential. It convinces with its high class manufacture, its authentic clock unit and at last with its masculine design.Quality has of course its price. The recommended retail price of the manufacturer is 2190 Euro.

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Test: André Belfort Aphrodite steel

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From the Greek Mythology everybody knows Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty, desire and love. Doubtlessly the Aphrodite from André Belfort is a very beautiful watch. And we can feel a sudden desire to order this watch and to test it. But what we don’t know yet is whether we are going to love the watch after our tests. But let’s find out:

Packaging and first impression
After only a couple of days the “beauty” from André Belfort arrives. The watch is packed thoroughly in a precious box with guarantee card and manual. The watch looks terrific! Beautifully and graceful. We are awaiting eagerly to put on the watch for the first time. With its ceramic bracelet the watch feels comfortably on the wrist.  The weight and the watch case diameter of 38 mm gives her a very nice attendance.

Workmanship and design
Also at a second glance we cannot find any processing errors, scratches or the like. The top-quality materials were processed carefully. The design is convincing. It looks very noble and precious but doesn’t seem fussy or flashy at all. Have we already mentioned that only top-quality materials were used for this watch? – Stainless steel, ceramic and …. happy scream…. diamonds. Four diamonds embellishes the dial of the Aphrodite.

Movement and features
The beating heart of André Belfort´s Aphrodite is the automatic movement Myiota with 21 stones which works behind scratch proof sapphire glass. During our tests we did not notice any noteworthy gait deviation. The handling of  the watch is easy. The Aphrodite is water-resistant to 50 meter. That means you can leave the watch on while washing your hands or taking a shower.

Résumé:
The Aphrodite lives up to it’s name. We fell in love with this watch from the very first moment. Who also wants to fall in love with the Aphrodite has to be quick. The watch is limited to 500.

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Sirène – André Belfort: noble and though

Christmas is just around thecorner and some of us are still looking for Christmas presents for the beloved ones. Therefore, we would like to introduce a very special watch to you. André Belfort’s premium automatic watch „Sirène“.

Packaging and first impression

We ordered André Belfort’s Sirène in gold/black online. The watch arrived in a solid carton box and was itself packed in a precious gift box that also includes a warranty card and an easy-to-read manual.

Quality and Workmanship

André Belfort’s Sirène is powered by the valuable automatic watch mechanism André Belfort Kaliber ETK 6702. The watch case is made out of ceramic and stainless steel and

also includes scratch-proof sapphire glass. Overall, a very good first impression!

Functionality and suitability for daily use

We administered several tests to check the watch’s suitability for daily use . Thanks to its solid ceramic and stainless steel case and the scratch-proof sapphire glass the André Belfort’s Sirène passed our numerous tests with flying colors.

Conclusion

The watch could totally convince us. A high quality wrist watch that is solid enough to survive in everyday life. A great watch!

Presented : Mathis Montabon Grand Date black-red

We would like to present you a new Mathis Montabon´s model,that captures our attention with its attractive design. We are talking about the Mathis Montabon´s Grande Date black-red.We found this model particularly attractive and therefore we would like to introduce it also to you.

The Grande Date black-red has these data:

  • Article nr. : MM-01
  • Stainless steel box (316L), nickel-free
  • Real leather bracelet
  • Automatic movement Mathis Montabon caliber M-1
  • 20 stones
  • Scratchproof sapphire glass
  • Date indicator
  • Day indicator
  • Month indicator
  • 24-hour display
  • Blued screws
  • Diameter without crown: 46 mm
  • Case Thickness: 15 mm
  • Lug: 24 mm
  • 5 ATM water resistant
  • Weight 144g including Bracelet
  • Retail price: 1,490 EUR

Of course you can also count on a test when we have an equivalent test object!

Presentation: The watch Étoile Polaire azure from André Belfort

The watch azure Étoile Polaire for men from André Belfort is a very modern, nevertheless elegant and in proper style. It is inspired out of the model of the current collection of a well-known manufacturer of a precise movement. It shows on the blue dial not only the exact time but also the date. The dial sits well protected underneath a hardened mineral glass. An stainless steel bracelet exceedingly comfortable to carry holds this jewel to your arm with a flip-lock.

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Here again the most important characteristics of the watch azure Étoile Polaire from André Belfort:

  • Model Nr: AB-4410
  • Stainless steel case (316L) nickel free
  • Stainless steel bracelet with Flip-Lock
  • Automatic movement André Belfort caliber ETK 6602
  • 35 stones
  • Scratch-resistant sapphire glass
  • Date display
  • Day display
  • Month display
  • Diameter without crown: 42,0 mm
  • Height of the case: 13 mm
  • tested to a pressure of 5 bar
  • Recommended retail price: 1595 €

Presented: the La Magnifique silver Zirkonia of Mathis Montabon

Today we would present an alternative women´s watch – the Mathis Montabon´ s La Magnifique silver Zirkonia. This watch has a stainless steel bracelet and a nickel-free box. The dial is white and it is secure under the high-quality sapphire glass.

Here there is a video about the watch:

Do you like the watch? Here you can find the basic data:

  • Article nr. : MM-13
  • Stainless steel box (316L),nickel-free
  • Real leather bracelet with Flip-lock closure
  • Automatic movement Mathis Montabon caliber M-1100
  • 22 stones
  • Scratchproof sapphire glass
  • Date indicator
  • Day indicator
  • Blued screws
  • Lunette with cubic diamonds (cubic zirconia)
  • Diameter without crown: 43 mm
  • Case Thickness: 13 mm
  • Lug: 20 mm
  • 5 ATM water resistant
  • Weight 149g including Bracelet
  • Retail price: 1,850 EUR

 

André Belfort Comète

Today we are testing for you the André Belfort Comète. We have thoroughly examined this amazing watch and have submitted it to numerous series of tests in order to be able to give you a proper report about it.

The Comète came to us safely packed in a very nice box – that’s nice but can’t be a basis for an evaluation. For this reason were are giving to you the characteristics of the Comète:

  • Model Nr: AB-9010
  • Stainless steel case (316L) nickel free
  • Stainless steel bracelet with cubic diamonds (zirconia)
  • Automatic movement ETA 2834-2 Swiss Made
  • 25 stones
  • Scratch-resistant sapphire glass
  • Bezel with cubic diamonds (zirconia)
  • Date display
  • Day display
  • Diameter without crown: 35mm
  • Height of the case: 11 mm
  • tested to a pressure of 5 bar
  • numbered limited edition: 2500 pieces
  • recommended retail price: 2790 €

Stainless steel, sapphire glass, zirconia and ETA – anyway it’s quite promising. Now it’s getting to the real thing!

A big sparkling watch appears out of the storage box in the colour variation “steel”. Already now the size and the weight of this watch are impressing you. The finishing appears at the first look of very good quality. Well, we want to open the watch !

The outer appearance

André Belfort Comète silverSparkling, everything is sparkling ! The stainless steel bracelet as well as the case or the dial are gemmed with small sparkling stones (cubic diamonds). The day display is embbeded on the 12 with the logo André Belfort underneath it. The date display is on the 3 and the lettering “AUTOMATIC” on the 6. The central watch hands are kept in a soft green colour and gives a strong contrast to the silvery dial underneath it. It allows to read the time perfectly !

The design is different and doesn’t please everybody. Basically this watch is rather something for extravagant people. Furthermore the suitable clothes have to be found. Tastes are but quite personal.

The finishing on the outside is immaculate. Nothing bounces, every part fits wonderfully to the other one and scratches are not to be found. Of great quality ! Last but not least because the used materials whose properties and colours do harmonize wonderfully with each other ! The stainless steel is without nickel which means that it qualifies for allergic persons. Let’s now look inside of the Comète:

After having opened it, the trained eye catches sight the solid of the brand quality of ETA. The movement ETA 2834-2, as far as we can see, built in without change and knows how to convince of its long-life cycle. There is a reason why Switzerland is well known for its watches, especially for their movements. It doesn’t matter how critical you look at its inner life, we cannot find any weakness in this André Belfort watch.

Conclusion

André Belfort delivers with the Comète a design watch very well manufactured. During our tests we couldn’t possibly find any mistake. The design is uncompromisingly modern and surely not for every taste. Nevertheless whoever to whom it appeals, has found the perfect companion with the Comète of André Belfort and will have a lot of joy with it.