The bracelet isn’t quite a beads-of-rice design and personally reminds me of Sinn’s excellent 5-link bracelet, but with a few differences. The middle three connections are skinnier than the outer two. In addition, these 3 links are brushed while the outer links are polished. In general, I think this gives the watch a brand new appearance and is practical too. World timers are designed to be worn by globetrotters and an alligator strap (which is what the watch is generally shipped with) doesn’t always do well in humid, tropical climates. A bracelet is much better designed to cross time zones and different climate types. The buckle on the bracelet nevertheless, is not to my liking and seems somewhat outdated. I think a dual butterfly clasp-style buckle would have satisfied this bracelet better.A universe timer is not really a daily wear opinion rather than one which is mainstream in appeal. A deceased seconds complication on top of that means that only a collector secure enough in their own tastes and comprehension of watches is likely to wear one. But if you do have been like world timers and enjoy any uncommon mechanical sophistication to your timepieces, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Universal Time is a pretty compelling offering. Watch buyers are becoming more and more discerning and sophisticated. They no longer just want a well-made, handsome watch. They want exclusivity and the ability to personalize an eye to their tastes, and that’s why the Jaeger-LeCoultre Atelier Reverso app was born. Unveiled last year as part of this Reverso’s 85th anniversary, the Atelier Reverso program allows watch lovers to personalize their Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso with dozens of dial up and strap options. In accordance with Jaeger-LeCoultre, a staggering 5277 mixes are possible. Well, there are going to be a couple more because the brand has just announced three new dial alternatives for the men’s Reverso Classic Duo Small Second watch.
Starting this upcoming Monday, January 16th, and running through Friday, January 20th, is the always anticipated, annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) watch exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland. The exhibition will feature displays from some of the largest watch brands as well as a stable of independent brands who are newly invited for 2017. This year also features a first for SIHH – a day open to the public on the final day, January 20th. The aBlogtoWatch team will be ready and present with the most comprehensive reporting of the event, and we will be bringing you our hands-on coverage of the latest novelties to debut at SIHH 2017. And if that didn’t already excite you, get ready to take an even closer behind the scenes look when we host our own aBlogtoWatch day on Thursday, January 19th at the show.
Seventeen exhibitors can be seen: A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Girard-Perregaux, Greubel Forsey, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Panerai, Parmigiani, Piaget, Richard Mille, Roger Dubuis, Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, and Van Cleef & Arpels. This year marks the second of the Carré des Horlogers, now grown to thirteen independent brands: Christophe Claret, Grönefeld, H. Moser & Cie., Hautlence, HYT, Laurent Ferrier, MB&F, Manufacture Contemporaine Du Temps, Ressence, Romain Jerome, Speake-Marin, Urwerk, and Voutilainen.
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