There are three versions, in steel and PVD gold:
With an updated case design, highly technical skeletonized dial showing an in-house made movement, new convenience features, and celebrating the brand's relationship with an extremely important car maker, the new Big Bag Ferrari is almost a guaranteed hit. Even if the look of it doesn't suit your tastes, you have to admit that Hublot mixes so many desirable things for watch lovers and luxury appreciator's alike, that this timepiece is sure to maintain the "bang" in Big Bang for a while to come. I don't recall the specific prices but believe they are in excess of ,000 each. Plus, the Big Bang Ferrari is a limited edition watch with 500 pieces in Magic Gold, and 1000 pieces in titanium.
This Citizen Perpetual Chrono AT watch for instance is light powered (using Citizen's famous Eco-Drive movement), atomic clock controlled, has a perpetual calendar, chronograph, and second time zone indicator... among other functions. This basically means that once you set it up you could go without ever adjusting it again for the rest of your life. The downside, especially as applied to analog watches that do all this is that the system is inherently complicated to learn and set up. Citizen offers a sizable instruction manual along with tutorial videos on their website, and you will need to reference them to figure out how to use a watch like this. Not that this is an issue, but people like me tend to be used to getting watches and figuring them out in a few seconds right out of the box.
Detailing is not exactly ultra impressive. Gevril uses the term precision several times to discuss the screws in the bezel and caseback. Is that really necessary? I had a really close look at the dial and noticed little things that didn't look amazing or pieces that didn't exactly match up. Perhaps I expect a lot, but when it comes to watch dials most of us expect extreme precision and detail perfection. The case is water resistant to 100 meters and it does have a sapphire crystal.
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Brown Safe is an interesting company, and I don't know of any others like it. I visited their new headquarters here in Southern California to check out a pair of custom Chronos Safes, and to learn more about what they do. Brown Safe is by all means an extremely successful company that does not appear to need to produce high-end safes for private customers. I think they do it because they simply like to. Brown Safe Manufacturing was started by founder Frederick Brown in 1980. A former soldier and engineer, Brown stumbled upon the safe industry and seemed to decide he could do it better. With connections to the military, he was quickly able to offer products the US Government and military needed. I believe today, the majority of Brown's business comes from its government contracts. Providing safety equipment (safes, vault doors, etc...) to the military and government isn't exactly easy. This business model has forced Brown (like other military contractors) to rigorously test and improve their products to very exacting specifications.
The AC01 watches each come in a few style choices. The AC01 Version 2 for example currently comes with a red or yellow tinted dial. The Version 1 comes with different case finishes and some sections of the case available in black. On the models I got to see, the Version 1 watches have more technical textile straps, while the Version 2 models have nice alligator straps. My choice? To have the Arcadia AC01 Version 1 with the strap from the Version 2. Overall, these are pretty well made and very unique watches that will surely have a polarizing reaction from watch lovers. Prices are 9,795 Euros (7,995 British Pounds)
BUBEN & ZORWEG One Perpetual Calendar Watch