Saturday, 27 April 2013

Baselworld 2013 Highlights for the raphmeister... Tudor knocks it out of the park again :)

Rolex managed to bore again this year... blue and black bezel on a GMT? Pepsi Bezel please! On a side note, Patek has some reasonably decent black dialled pieces out but at those price points you need them to be more than just decent. setting these key brands aside, Tudor which is a brand deserving of attention and renewed interest, gave us another quality offering. monte carlo all blue and orange and alot of touches true to the vintage. LU-VER-LY! ABSOLUTELY LOVE-R-LY ;) 

42mm ETA2892 workhorse with chrono module with a 42 hours PR... and in a tale of 42s... the price is 4.2k CHF or about S$5.5k. The dial features three-dimensional bevelled hour-markers filled with superlume. Heritage Chrono Blue is also distinguished by its two counters appearing inside blue trapeze-shaped surrounds. The middle of the dial is not so greyish compared to the vintage and is lighter, brighter... opaline it be called 
bidirectional rotatable 12-hour graduated (48 positions) steel bezel for second time-zone display, blue disc. 45-minute totalizer at 9 o'clock and the small seconds at 3 o'clock with date at 6 o'clock
"The Monte Carlo was launched in 1973, it has now been renamed Heritage Chrono Blue. The watch is inspired by the original spirit of the model and innovates on both aesthetic and technical levels so as to provide a resolutely contemporary interpretation. The royal blue of the historical version combines with a slightly lighter grey than the original to give life to a watch that is both earthly and aquatic, expressing a typically Mediterranean warmth and atmosphere." at least that's what the marketing boys told me :)
Steel with folding clasp, delivered with additional strap in blue, grey and orange fabric with buckle... yummilicious

1 comment:

Stefano said...

I really like everything about this watch.

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