Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Shit That Killed Elvis 3 / 12

Okay, this one was not a watch I expected to like, let alone want.  You know that rugged, good looking guy who spends his days making millions in arbitrage and his weekends undertaking deeds of daring-do and death defiance?  I ain't that guy.  I am beginning to think more and more that the reason why I can't get an appointment at the Breitling booth is not journalism based, but because I am probably considered too much of a namby-pamby to be among their watches ; )

Well, this one impressed me so much I saved my soda bottles for their deposits and purchased one of my own.  It is one of those watches that are hard to logically explain - it is quartz!  Everyone knows that quartz is dumb, right? 

This is a watch that defies logic on every level and anyone who spends even a small amount of time with it will want one of their own.  I reviewed Michael Happe's personal watch and I now know what it is like to be seduced by a drug dealer - "the first one is free kid, tell all your friends"!

This was my original review -


And this was the follow-up piece after I had bought my own -


Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, second time zone, timer, moonphase, day, date and month. 

Here are the pertinents -

Technical Specifications :
  • Measurements  Ø 43 x 50.5 x 12 mm
  • Measure between lugs 22mm
  • Autonomy between 4 to 7 years depending on mode usage
  • Analog watch with 4 hands (1 for the mode, 3 for the information).
  • Day and night visibility thanks to luminous hands and markings. Swiss Superluminova DGW9.
  • UTC time reference, and local time by increments of 15 minutes.
  • Countdown from up to 31 hours, with visual alarm.
  • Mission chronograph to 31 hours, with split and flyback features.
  • Perpetual calendar with simultaneous indication of date, day, month and leap year.
  • Moon phase.
  • Surgical 316L stainless steel, highly impervious to salt and sweat.
  • Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with inner anti-reflection coating.
  • Water-resistance to pressure of 10 ATM (333 ft).

1 comment:

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