Welcome to the very first edition of aBlogtoWatch’s twice a month round up special. Two times a month, I round up the best watch articles and reviews from aBlogtoWatch and from around the internet for your reading pleasure. Here are my picks for the first half of April.
1. Bell & Ross Aviation Instrument Watches 2013
For the past couple of years, Bell & Ross has released a couple of aviation-themed watches based on their signature BR01 case, and this year is no different. 2013 will see three new aviation-themed watches. The three new watches are named Airspeed, Heading Indicator and Climb, and their names are a good indication of which cockpit dial provided the inspiration for the design. Powering these watches are ETA movements.
Although these watches are not the first word in legibility - especially the Heading Indicator - they stay true to Bell & Ross’ older aviation-themed watches such as last year’s Altimeter and the older Radar. All in all, these watches cement Bell & Ross’ reputation for making uniquely-designed aviation-inspired timepieces.
2. Top 10 Living Legend Watches To Own
To some buyers and collectors, the provenance of a watch, meaning its origin and history, is important. If you are such a person, Ariel has compiled a list of ten such watches that are worth owning. To make the list, a watch must have history and still be made today. And to be absolutely clear, this list is by no means exhaustive, but for readers who are perhaps considering their first serious watch purchase, maybe this list could help point you in the right direction.
3. A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Annual Calendar Platinum Watch Review
Since its resurrection in the 90s, A. Lange & Söhne has made a reputation for itself by producing some of the most pretty and exquisitely-finished watches. The level and standard of finishing on its watches, dial and movement alike, is easily amongst the world’s best. And earlier this month, we featured a review of their exceptionally well-crafted Saxonia Annual Calendar in platinum. Well worth checking out if you appreciate fine craftsmanship.
4. Rebellion T-1000 Gotham Watch
In the world of haute horology, you have your classics like Patek Philippe and A. Lange & Söhne, and then you have wacky brands like Rebellion. The Rebellion T-1000 Gotham gets its name from its 1000 hours long power reserve and Gotham City-inspired dark color scheme. Time is told off two belts, not unlike the Devon Tread One; however, unlike the Devon Tread One, the Rebellion T-1000 is completely mechanical and therefore costs considerably more too.
5. Ressence Type 3 Liquid-Filled Watch Hands-On
The Ressence Type 3 is a very unusual watch both in terms of design and movement. The entire dial is bathed in liquid so that the indications appear to be melded into the sapphire crystal. Additionally, there are no actual hands on the dial. The entire dial is made up of numerous sub-dials and the hands are actually painted on the sub-dial itself. Furthermore, the sub-dials are not fixed, rather they move and as they do, they indicate the time. The best way to see how this really interesting watch works is to check out our hands-on on the original Ressence watch here .