Vulcain Anniversary Heart Cricket Watch For President Barack Obama: Thoughts
Ladoire is a new Swiss watch makers with an interesting timepiece called the RGT. That is supposed to stand for "Roller Guardian Time," which makes no sense to me, but I will just smooth past that. The watch is unique as a regulator. I think maybe they missed the point of what a regulator watch is supposed to be, as the minute dial is really small, but that is OK. Interestingly enough, on this watch, the major dial along with the biggest hand is dedicated to a second timezone indicator (the GMT hand). If that watch reminds you of Hautlence and MCT watches, that is because they share some of the same engineering DNA.
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Model: MOANA PACIFIC DIVER
Movement: 21 jewels (Miyota 8215) Automatic
Case diameter: 44mm excluding the crown
Case finish: Brushed sides and back with a polish finish on the top, crown and bezel.
Crown: Screw down
Bezel: 120 clicks unidirectional rotating with 12H lume
Crystal: Sapphire (double domed), AR coating.
Water-resistance: 500m/1650ft Water resistant
Strap: 24mm Leather (black with red stitching) plus rubber.
Buckle: Brushed stainless steel
Vintage Style Roll Case: Canvas
Limited Edition: 500 pieces
Price: 5.00 USD plus .00 shipping worldwide.
I chose the particular hands for the watch that I did, because they are large, and because the hour hand is in a different shape than the minute hand - which assists with quick reading of the time (your brain doesn't need to spend as much time calculating which hand does what). I am glad that the hands are the proper size as well. The seconds hand sweeps nicely and has a lume covered section as well. You could have likely predicted that I enjoy the date window. Why? Not only do I like the symmetrical placement of the case in the lower middle of the dial, but also because DWATCH knew to use a matching color date disc - to compliment the dial. Also, I like how the date window is framed. The manner in which the date window was implemented retains that function (which I like to have), and also preserves the clean look of the dial. Thus, as the design of the dial might look obvious, I suspect there was a lot of tweaking that needed to be done - and as a lover of finely engineering items, I appreciate that in anything I own.
I have been fascinated with this Breguet watch model since I wrote an article on Luxist a while ago about how it was seen on the wrist of Russian president Dmitri Medvedev. By the way, the above image is from Antiquroum via this webpage here. You can blame Breuget for not having enough images of their watches floating around the internet. So you probably know that Breuget is the king of "old school" watch brands. The love of Swatch Group kingpin (Chairman) Nicolas Hayek, and founder way back when by the father of modern watch making. Abraham Louis Breguet himself. The brand keeps mulling forth with classic watch creations that refuse to modernize - and that is a good thing.
Would Batman wear this watch? Maybe while polishing up the Batmobile. Not really something for Bruce Wayne to be seen in on more pedestrian outings. I heard Tiret say something interesting about the watches. They don't want someone thinking about wanting to buy the watch. They would prefer someone get it on an impulse. Wow, way to stand by the "lasting value" of your products. Guess I'll find one of these while waiting to checkout at the super market. "I've been wanting one of these..."
The style of the case is a smoother more soft version of what you'd expect to see in the male G-Shock variants - though it is still a rugged look. The bright electric yellow adds a friendliness to the character, while the color is done in a glossy tone. You'll notice that Casio has even made the screen yellow. The digital LCD screen actually is yellow on yellow. It looks very cool, but one draw back is that it is a bit hard to see in certain lighting situations. In those situations you can use the watch's excellent backlight. I recall a few years ago that the backlights used to not be very bright. Since then, Casio has implemented very bright LEDs for the backlighting. So they work quite well actually.
Dial side with anti-reflective treatment on both faces. Display back with anti-reflective treatment on single face.