Let’s talk about Pancerna watch microbrand located in USA with their new model the P.7 Pilot!
The P.7 Pilot was meticulously designed from the ground up to not only be unique, but to withstand anything you can throw at it.
The unique lug design of the P.7 Pilot sets this watch apart from the repetitious watch cases that most watch companies use over and over in their watch designs.
When you hold a Pancerna P.7 Pilot in your hand, you’ll notice a substantial, quality feel.
On the wrist, it feels rugged and ready for duty. The P.7 case is hardened coated to 1200V in a durable, ion plating (which is 8 times harder than stainless steel) to give it added protection from scratches.
Pancerna watches Details
The sapphire crystal adds another dimension of protection that will keep your watch looking like new for years to come.
At 40mm in width, the P.7 was designed to hit the sizing sweet spot that makes it perfect for everyone to wear, but by no means is the P.7 a small watch with a lug-to-lug length of 49mm.
The P.7 also appears a little larger on the wrist because of the lugs on the side of the case.
The beating heart of the P.7 Pilot is the self-winding MIYOTA 9039 automatic movement, which some people call the “Lexus” of Japanese automatic movements. It’s a workhorse movement that is accurate and reliable.
The P.7 Pilot is available in 5 color variations and they are also caracterized by a great lume!
If you want to buy one of these beauties their are available at their site HERE!
Testing and Quality: Every HAIM timepiece has its final assembly and quality control checks personally performed by their team.
Every watch is individually testedfor 72 hours and in 4 positions to ensure reliability.
Full Appreciation of Movements: Every HAIM timepiece boasts either a fully mechanical movement, or a hybrid movement, depending on the vision of themodel.
For those new to watch mechanics, the movement is the engine of a watch.
The HAIM collection, today and always, will highlight movements from aroundthe world.
Long-term HAIM aspires to design and fully produce our own in-house mechanical movements.
Access and Exclusivity: Everyone deserves access to a stunningly crafted watch.
At HAIM, we plan to build a catalog of watches that offers multiple tiers, so thatthe experience of owning a beautiful timepiece is within reach to all.
They also know that part of the allure in watch collecting is exclusivity and knowing that you own something special, so their models will be produced in limited quantities.
Haim Legacy SE
Building off the original Haim Legacy Chronograph, the Legacy SE (Special Edition) is a refreshing and original take on a chronograph that offers a contemporary aesthetic that balances beauty and function.
It is certain to become your go-to watch for work and play.
The Legacy SE is offered in two versions:
· Hybrid (Exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign)
· Ideally sized at 39.5mm to accommodate all wrist sizes, the Legacy SE will be a perfect fit.
· Water resistant to 100 meters (330 feet), making it durable for daily use. You can dance in the rain, shower, and swim with the Legacy SE on your wrist.
· Features a scratch resistant, curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating for worry-free daily use.
· Paired with a bespoke genuine leather strap with quick release functionality. Available in 2 sizes, Regular (75mm/115mm) and Short (65mm/105mm) for a fit that is just right.
· Packaged in a leather travel roll, perfect for the contemporary explorer.
The Legacy SE’s dial was designed with one goal in mind: to arrest your attention.
Featuring a bevy of striking details – from the sunburst to hammered metal finishes to the hour marker appliqués – you will find yourself staring even when you don’t need to know the time. The dial is offered in two varieties:
· Copper River
The Mechanical version features the ST1901 movement. The ST1901 is a column wheel chronograph movement and is the closest to the Venus 125 movement.
The Legacy SE Hybrid version features the VK64 meca-quartz movement bringing an extraordinary blend of mechanical and quartz together.
The hybrid version features a slimmer case housing and a closed caseback. This will only be offered during this campaign.Once finished, no more will be produced.
Case size: 39.5mm x 47mm (lug to lug)
Watch thickness: 13mm (mechanical), 11mm (hybrid)
Case material: 316L marine-grade stainless steel.
Crystal: Curved Sapphire Crystal with Anti-reflective coating.
Lug size: 20mm
Water resistance: 10 ATM (100 meters)
Hands: Swiss Superluminova luminous
Bracelet: Bespoke Genuine Leather 20mm strap with 18mm Haim pin buckle with quick release function. Available in 2 sizes (Regular, 75mm/115mm and Short, 65mm/105mm)
Movement: ST1901 manual wind mechanical movement with column-wheel (Mechanical). VK64 Meca Quartz movement (Hybrid).
The Descent is a refreshing addition to the world of sports watches with a mixture of the right amount of classic dress style and a rugged sports build with an intricately finished dial design.
The Descent features the proprietary “Duo-Bezel”, combining the functions of both a Dive watch and a GMT on the brushed steel rotational bezel.
· Sized at 39mm (45mm lug to lug) to accommodate all wrist sizes.
· Water resistant to 200 meters, you can enjoy this watch on the beach and then swap out the rubber strap with the included leather strap to enjoy a nice dinner and evening out.
The definition of a “go anywhere, do anything” timepiece.
· The Descent has a curved sapphire crystal with AR coating. It has an exhibition caseback, allowing you to see the movement and the custom rotor.
· The Descent comes on a bespoke rubber strap. Easily switch to the included black leather strap with pin buckle and quick-release feature to enhance the overall appearance of the watch in more formal settings
Leather straps are available in 2 sizes: Regular (75mm/115mm) and Short (65mm/105mm).
Descent is available in two gilt dial variants: Royal and Midnight.
The dial is a multi-layered dial that combines both a hammered metal finish with a bold guilloche pattern in the center.
It is topped with applied lumed hour markers with hands in rose gold.
result is a stunning dial that is elegant – and paired with the proprietary “Duo-Bezel” that combines a dive and GMT bezel in one, creates a timepiece that’s both classy and rugged.
Descent utilizes the trusted and reliable Miyota 9039 premium caliber. This movement is both automatic and hand-wound, with a stops second function – making is a perfect choice for a daily driver.
The movement is visible through the open caseback where you’ll be able to see the custom designed rotor spin.
Case size: 39mm x 45mm (lug to lug)
Watch thickness: 12mm
Case material: 316L marine-grade stainless steel.
Crystal: Curved Sapphire Crystal with Anti-reflective coating.
Lug size: 20mm
Water resistance: 20 ATM (200 meters)
Hands: Swiss Superluminova luminous
Bracelet: Bespoke rubber strap with Haim pin buckle. Also includes a bespoke 20mm black leather strap with quick release function. Leather strap available in 2 sizes (Regular, 75mm/115mm and Short, 65mm/105mm)
Movement: Miyota 9039 with 24 jewels. 28,800 vibrations per hour with stop seconds and custom gold engraved Haim winding rotor.
Today i want to present you the new watch from Zero West Watches! The new H1 Hurricane made with real Merlin engine casing from a WW2 plane!
Despite it’s less than complimentary name, Foulness Island, precariously balanced along the Essex Coastline, is beautiful in a bleak, blasted kind of way.
Due to that remoteness however it’s home to 212 people, many times that in birds – the original ‘Fowl’ in Foulness – and, until recently, H1-P3708.
H1-P3708, for those without an encyclopaedic knowledge of aircraft serial numbers, is the designation of a MKI Hawker Hurricane, one of the most iconic World War 2 aircraft ever built, second only perhaps to the Spitfire.
A close second, at that.
Piloted by RAF Volunteer Reserve Sgt Alexander Girdwood, this particular Hurricane was involved in the ‘Hardest Day’ of the Battle of Britain, the day in which the Luftwaffe sent 750 sorties into UK airspace.
H1 Hurricane by Zero West Watches – a new vision of watchmaking
During the fighting, according to Girdwood’s own accounts, he was downed after taking out a Heinkel 111, bailing as his plane crashlanded onto Foulness Island – right next to the enemy he had just shot down.
For the next 50 years the MKI Hurricane was left to the soft marshland of Foulness until it was excavated by the Anglian Aircraft Research Group, cleaned up and put on display at the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum, testament to a defining battle in a defining war.
Now H1-P3708 is getting a new lease of life under the auspices of Emsworth-based watch brand Zero West.
Following in the footsteps of the sold out S4 Spitfire watch before it, the new H1 Hurricane P3708 is both a rugged, technical pilots watch and a piece of British aviation history.
Combining a big, 44mm case with the British brand’s signature, separately forged lugs, with the oversized crown and innate legibility particular to a pilots’ watch, the H1 Hurricane P3708’s aviation pedigree is self-explanatory.
What’s perhaps less obvious – unless you fly the occasional Hurricane of course – is the dial layout, a horological reinterpretation of the MKI Hurricane’s slip turn indicator.
The slip scale along the top and turn scale along the bottom have been replaced by minutes, but the dial retains the striking green L and R that characterise the original cockpit instrument.
Printed just above the bottom scale are both a date code and a set of coordinates – the date Girdwood crashed on Foulness Island and the exact latitude and longitude of where H1-P3708 was found.
H1 Hurrincane – the caseback
True to Zero Wests’ mantra of ‘Recovered, Recast, Reinvented’, the caseback is set with a disc of metal taken from the historical aircraft itself.
Recovered on Foulness, the Merlin engine casing was recast by Foundry Motorcycles in Chichester before being cut into discs and reinvented at Zero West’s own Emsworth Studio.
As a pilots’ watch, the H1 Hurricane P3708 is a rugged, mechanical chunk of watchmaking, a watch that will charm anyone that knows their way around a wrench and a piston engine. For many collectors, that alone will be enough.
Yet it’s also a fitting tribute to not just the legendary Hurricane in general, but the bravery of one specific pilot and the plane he flew. Even though it was relegated to the mud of a remote Essex island, H1-P3708 and Sgt.
Girdwood are both commemorated by this very special timepiece.
Today i want to talk about Sechat watches Microbrand!
GRAND PILOT’S WATCH CHRONOGRAPH MODEL “TIMERONE”
Human beings are built upon constant progression and change, they always had the desire to know and manage time. Hence using metrics such as the sun or stars.
Almost four thousand years ago, Egiptian ancient civilization created a small and unique object that could measure time using sun shadows. Ordered by Pharaoh Thutmose III, was specifically designed for naval and military purposes allowing him to expand his empire over his rivals.
It has been considered the first portable watch in history, the so-called “Sechat”.
The same drive and enthusiasm of the Pharaoh era is what defines us. A story that we want to continue on, shaping and consolidating it with our brand, Sechat Watches.
Sechat Watches – THE TEAM
Sechat Watches is built as a dynamic company with united individuals with a shared passion for watches. Aiming to offer the best of the knowledge and combined industrial design experience that will allow us to combine two watch concepts so far incompatibles: Luxury and affordability.
The above is melted into our first model: TIMERONE.A Grand Pilot’s watch that is both stylish, classic and with a big sky blue dial. Not only this, it is functional and easy to read to make you want not to take it out of your wrist.
CASE – Stainless steel case – Diameter 46 mm – Height 14 mm – Screw in crown – Water resistance 5 bar
MOVEMENT – Seagull ST 1940 – Automatic – 48 hours Power Reserve – Frequency 21600 vph – 33 jewels
FEATURES – Chronograph function with hours, minutes and seconds -Telemeter & Tachymeter funcions – Sapphire glass on both sides – Blue dial with superluminova C3 on minutes and hour hands and hour numbers
If you like these watches check out their site HERE!
Today i want to present you the Jack Turner Watches Microbrand!
Some really interesting watches my friends!
Today we take a look to the traveller military pilot watch.
Pay tribute to the armed forces and the red, white, and blue in your own way with our latest release “The Traveler”, this is a military-inspired pilot watch.
This timepiece is equipped with two different NATO watch straps so that you can change up your look as often as you’d like.
All the straps are lightweight and comfortable to wear while giving off a ruggedly handsome vibe.
The Traveler Watch ensures that you are always running on time while keeping your look stylish, rugged and classic.
Jack Turner Watches Microbrand – a special pilot
The second hand of the traveller is perfect for precision timekeeping and the white Arabic numerals are easy to read.
Silent sweep movement guarantees that all you notice is the good looks and timekeeping properties of this handsome watch.
It is powered by the Seiko VH31 sweep second movement that was introduced in 2018.
This movement is unique because the sweeping hands beat four times per second creating the fluid appearance of an automatic watch but with quartz precision and reliability.
The black dial has two separate disks, one atop the other, that holds luminescent materials in the recessed indexes that show through the cutouts in the top layer thus creating the watch’s wonderful luminescence effect.
This clever sandwich effect is usually only seen on high-end divers watchers.
The bottom dial on The Traveler Watch has recessed numerals and indices while the top dial is carved out to reveal a beautiful green Super-LumiNova® coating which ensures the ability to see in the dark out in the field or anywhere that you happen to be.
Offering up to ten times more brightness than other zinc-based luminous phosphorescent material this technology is normally reserved for luxury watches at much higher price points.
You will also enjoy a sapphire glass crystal that contains 9 Mohs of mineral hardness which makes it resistant to scratches during normal use.
Of course, it is not impossible to scratch the crystal but it is very difficult although not impossible for scratches to result after rubbing up against a stone or concrete wall for example.
This watch is in limited supply, only 150 pieces of this watch will be produced pre-order. Order now to lock in the pre-order, discounted price.
These watches should be available for shipping the first week of April 2021.
The watch comes in really cool packaging as you can see below
All Jack Turner Watches come with a 2-year warranty for peace of mind.
Here are the Jack Turner Watches Microbrand details
Movement: Seiko VH31
Case Material: 316 Stainless Steel
Case Size: 42mm
Screw Down Case Back
Water Resistance: 50m
Case Thickness: 10mm
Crystal: Sapphire with anti glare technology
Strap: Comes with 2 different Nylon NATO Straps
Lug Width: 22mm
Certificate of Authenticity Card included
Check out their siteHEREif you want to preorder this cool timepiece!
Today i want to show you Blanchard Watches microbrand!
A sports tool chronograph with the ability to interchange bezels, giving you a watch ready for any occasion!
Blanchard Watch Co. had its origin story back in 2006 when owner Robert Blanchard set off to create a watch specifically built for the gentleman pilot.
Partnered with the Azimuth watch Co. that first initial venture into the watch industry became a success.
With an renewed passion for road racing, Robert Blanchard, now an SCCA competition certified driver in the Spec Racer Ford class is doing it again by bringing the racing world a new tool watch series specifically designed for both the driver and the spectator.
You have three dial choices when it comes to The Gentleman Racer:
The Reverse Panda dial with super Luminova hands, sub-dials and indices
The Steel Panda dial with super Luminova hands and indices
The Panda dial with super Luminova full lum dial and hands
Blanchard Watches Microbrand – details
Here are all the tecnical specifications for Blanchard watches!
I have to say that these watches are very interesting and also they were fully funded on kicktarter!
Seiko VK64 Mecha Quartz movement
316L marine-grade stainless steel case
41.5 mm Diameter
49.5mm lug to lug
Water resistant to 100 meters / 320 feet
Friction bidirectional bezel
Slight dome sapphire crystal
316L marine-grade stainless steel bracelet with solid endlinks or Leather NATO with racing leather extension strap
Fully-articulating solid links secured by screw pins
Clasp with 2 microadjustment slots
Included extras: screwdriver for resizing bracelet, Alen wrench for removing bezel screws, and spring bar tool
Here we are with a new review dedicated to Calamai Watches Microbrand.
This time we are talking for the first time about a pilot watch with some very unique features.
This watch is given to the Italian Air Force, so I am really proud to do this review.
Let’s start right away with the packaging, a comfortable leather travel case with the logo of an airplane forming the C of the founder of the brand, Francesco Calamai.
The watch in question is the G-50 arrow with a black dial and leather strap.
This timepiece features a 40mm diameter case and Sellita SW 580 top grade movement and 48 hour power reserve and screw down crown.
Calamai watches special materials
Among the features of this watch that impressed me the most are definitely the three-dimensionality of the dial and the material with which the case was produced.
The casing of each watch was forged by melting the steel of the G.E. turbine that powered an F-104 of the Italian Air Force. Indeed, the serial number of the exact turbine disc utilised is engraved on the caseback.
To reach the highest levels of precision, each casing is forged through lost-wax microfusion and then hand-finished.
The watch is really comfortable to wear on the wrist and is among my favorite pilot watches!
If you are looking for an italian microbrand and a really special pilot watch, Calamai watches are defenitely for you!
Eccoci con una nuova recensione dedicata a Orologi Calamai.
Questa volta parliamo per la prima volta di un pilot watch con delle caratteristiche davvero uniche.
Vi ricordo che questo orologio viene dato in dotazione alla Aeronautica Miltare italiana e per questo motivo sono davvero orgoglioso di realizzare questa recensione.
Partiamo subito dal packaging, una comoda custodia da viaggio in pelle con il logo di un aereo a formare la C del fondatore del brand, Francesco Calamai.
L’orologio in questione è il G-50 freccia con quadrante nero e cinturino in pelle.
Questo segnatempo presenta 40 mm di diametro cassa e movimeto Sellita SW 580 top grade e 48 ore di riserva di carica e corona a vite.
Tra le caratteristiche di questo orologio che più mi hanno colpito ci sono sicuramente la tridimensionalità del quadrante e il materiale con il quale è stato prodotta la cassa.
Infatti la cassa del G-50 Freccia è stata realizzata utilizzando la turbina di un aereo F104
Oggi finalmente recensiamo il microbrand italiano Vertigo Watches!
Ho avuto l’opportunità di conoscere questo marchio dal vivo durante Watches of Italy, la prima fiera italiana di orologi dedicata ai micromarchi italiani e ho subito percepito le potenzialità di questi segnatempo.
Prezzo competitivo, stile vintage, precisione e comfort sono le caratteristiche principali di questo cronografo, il Vertigo Tornante.
Ho detto stile vintage perché guardando il quadrante e soprattutto il retro dell’orologio mi sono subito venuti in mente le auto e il contachilometri delle macchine degli anni 60/70.
Il quadrante (protetto da un vetro zaffiro antiriflesso) è davvero bello e ricorda il marrone brillante o il sole, molto evidente soprattutto in presenza di luce.
Inoltre, la scala tachimetrica è incorporata nel quadrante, anche se la preferisco esterna.
Il fondello dell’orologio è caratterizzato dal design del bordo di un’auto da corsa degli anni ’60.
Le dimensioni sono 41 mm di diametro, da capocorda a capocorda 47 mm e capocorda 22 mm.
Anche il cinturino con i fori larghi ricorda lo stile tipico dei guanti da guida visti nei vecchi film di corse.
In presenza di oscurità la leggibilità dell’epoca non ha problemi grazie al superluminova.
Vertigo Watches – rapporto qualità/prezzo
Per quanto riguarda il movimento, questo orologio ha un Seiko Mecaquartz VK64, resistente fino a 100 metri.
Tutto questo è contenuto in una comoda e compatta scatola da viaggio e ad un prezzo di soli 230 euro, dimostrandosi un grande regalo ad un prezzo molto ragionevole.
Se amate i motori e il vintage, il Vertigo Tornante è l’orologio giusto per voi!
I had the opportunity to get to know this brand live during Watches of Italy, the first Italian watch fair dedicated to Italian microbrands and I immediately perceived the potential of these timepieces.
Competitive price, vintage style, precision and comfort are the main features of this chronograph, the Vertigo Tornante.
I said vintage style because looking at the dial and especially at the back of the watch I immediately came to mind the cars and the odometer of the machines back to the 60s/70s.
The dial (protected by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal) is really beautiful and recalls the bright brown or sunburst, very evident especially in the presence of light.
In addition, the tachymeter scale is incorporated in the dial, although I prefer it external.
The back of the watch is characterized by the design of the rim of a racing car from the 60s.
The dimensions are 41 mm in diameter, lug to lug 47 mm and lug 22 mm.
Even the strap with the wide holes is reminiscent of the typical style of driving gloves seen in old racing movies.
In the presence of darkness the legibility of the time has no problems thanks to the superluminova.
As for the movement, this watch has a Seiko Mecaquartz VK64, resistant to 100 meters.
All this is contained in a comfortable and compact travel box and at a price of only € 230, proving to be a great gift at a very reasonable price.
If you love motors and vintage, the Vertigo Tornante is the right watch for you!
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