Those who indulge in the sport of diving may want to check out the Marine Diver Black Sea, which has been designed by Ulysse Nardin
Ulysse Nardin has revealed a new timepiece that could be a perfect buy for those with an interest in diving.
Entitled the Marine Diver Black Sea, the timepiece has been described as a "rugged all-weather sports diving timekeeper with a self-winding movement", according to Watch Luxus.
Looking upon its stylish black dial reveals an oversized small seconds indicator, a 42-hour power reserve feature and a date display sneaking in near the six o'clock position.
Markers and hands on the dial are made easy to read, thanks to a red-luminescent finish, all of which are held within a stainless steel case that is splashed in a sporty matte-black rubber coating.
Another handy element of the Marine Diver Black Sea is the fact that it contains a water resistance of 200m, allowing it to operate when diving into oceans across the world.
Recently, Ulysse Nardin unveiled the Hammerhead Shark Limited-Edition Maxi Diver Titanium, which looks to "honour its nautical history", according to Watch Luxus.
Wednesday, 9 March 2011
Limited Edition MB&F HM3 ReBel Watch
MB&F designed a new HM3 (Horological Machine No. 3) watch in partnership with Laurent Picciotto. The full mark of watch is HM3 ReBel, R for right (hand), B for Black (case). The rebels in this case are those who want to wear their watch on the right wrist, rather than the left. They also have to be well-heeled, since only 18 of the HM3 ReBel pieces will be made.
Under the black PVD is a white gold case, while the charcoal-coloured movement plates and bridges and the white gold clover-head screws are meant to be reminiscent of a studded biker jacket. Inside are 36 functional jewels and 304 components in an inverted mechanism, paired with two large-diameter, high-tech ceramic bearings.
Less wild (and expensive) than the F1 Monza watch, the Red Magic models feel like baby versions in the chronograph variants. Hublot will offer 41mm wide and 44mm wide Big Bang Red Magic Chronograph models, as well as a 48mmm wide Big Bang King Red Magic dive watch style case.
Hublot offers the collection in matte ceramic cases which is really neat. So these cases aren't just colored metal. Metal comes in for the screws (which are titanium) and the pusher which have steel and rubber. I thought it was interesting that even the case backs of the watches were ceramic.
Right now also marks the time when Hublot is still really proud about the opening of their Place de Vendome boutique in Paris. It isn't easy getting a store open on the prestigious street, and Hublot will be celebrating the fact for a while. If you look closely on the back of the Big Bang King Red Magic watch, you'll see a special Hublot logo, as well as a "Vendome Collection" label. This might be a model only sold in that store, or is part of Hublot's larger line of "Vendome Collection" watches that it will be pushing in 2011.
Then there is the Hublot Big Bang All Black Green watches that are pretty nifty. While they don't have the tinted sapphire crystals, they are sort of the green versions of the Red Magic watches. Like the Red Magic watches, the All Black Green ones will be in black matter ceramic cases. There will be a few versions as well, including a 44mm wide Big Bang Chronograph All Black Green, as well as a 48mm wide Big Bang King Diver All Black Green. What is different is that each of those models will have a jewelry style version where the bezels have either all baguette tsavorite stones or tsavorite and diamonds. Bling bling!
You already pretty much know these watches aside from the colors and materials. Inside are automatic base ETA movements that have been modified by Hublot and have special tungsten carbide automatic rotors. The straps are "alligator gummy" that combine alligator and rubber. I personally like all of these watches a lot. I think they are really fashionable, and I like the statement they make. It is very hard to pull off a green watch, but Hublot was able to do it here by combining the color with matte black ceramic. Look for these pieces soon.