Friday, June 18, 2021

In Case You Missed It...

So I realize that the majority of folks in Watch Town, and those who are "Watch Town Adjacent" live with the unflinching conviction that the sun rises and sets at Hodinkee. So it would be understandable for those who were privy to the launch of the Rowing Blazers / Seiko mash up drop yesterday and didn't act fast might have missed out on a pretty cool sport watch that has already sold through the Rowing Blazers online store -

Courtesy of Rowing Blazers

Regular readers may remember Rowing Blazers from such disparate and non-watch related stories as -








Long story short, if like me you are a fan of Rowing Blazers efforts and you are not a habitué of certain media outlets, you might have missed out as the three versions sold out very quickly.

Well, your pal Henki has some good news for you. As a member of the press (someone who not only did a brief stint at J-school but remembers the importance of research as opposed to waiting on the press release that might never come), I thought I would do something wild and crazy and dig beyond what never showed up in my in-box. Lo and behold (Seiko) sports fans! If you went to bed last night feeling as if you got the fuzzy end of the lollipop, you can still (as of this writing at 6:00 AM Eastern on Friday, June 18) pick up a Rowing Blazers x Seiko sport watch -

Courtesy of Rowing Blazers

Because at the Seiko site, they are still available -

Courtesy of Seiko
So if you missed out on the drop, here's hoping that our attempts at egalitarian, FREEMIUM coverage will help you cop one of these pretty drip divers for yourself, even if you don't claim membership in the cult of the big H.

A very, very happy Juneteenth to all of you, and enjoy your watches!

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Bell & Ross X Alpine F1 Team BR V3-94 A521

This is one of the latest releases from Bell & Ross to help celebrate their partnership with the Alpine F1 Team -

The BR V3-94 A521 -

Courtesy of Bell & Ross
Here are the pertinents -

Limited Edition of 500 pieces.

Movement: calibre BR-CAL.301. Automatic mechanical.

Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds at 3 o'clock and date. Chronograph: 30-minute counter at 9 o'clock, central chronograph seconds. Tachymeter scale on the flange.

Case: 43 mm in diameter. Satin-finished and polished steel. Bi-directional rotating steel bezel with anodised black aluminum ring and 60-minute countdown scale. Screw-down crown. Crown guard. Sapphire case-back.

Dial: black. Applique numerals covered with Super-LumiNova®. Metal skeletonised Super-LumiNova®-filled hour and minute hands.

domed sapphire with anti-reflective coating.

Water-resistance: 100 metres.

Strap: carbon-effect blue and black calfskin leather or satin-finished and polished steel.

Buckle: folding. Satin-finished and polished steel.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The MASTERPIECE Gravity Get's A Refresh

This is Maurice Lacroix's latest version of their MASTERPIECE Gravity -

Courtesy of Maurice Lacroix
The case is of stainless steel and measures 43 mm in diameter, and water resistant to 5 ATM (165 feet or 50 meters).  The movement is Maurice Lacroix's  ML 230, which is self-winding (automatic) providing hours and minutes at 2 o'clock, and small seconds at 4 o'clock with 50 hours of power reserve.  The dial is described as silver sun brushed, with a dark grey sundial for the small second display.