October 2008

Holy crap! This is probably the most insane (ugly?) watch I have ever seen. Built as Haute Horologie, the Hysek Colosso watch is truly a sight to behold. Whether you think it is beauty or beast, it certainly stands out in the crowd. I personally would not be caught dead with this thing on my wrist.

Jorg Hysek, of the company’s namesake, has been designing watches for almost 30 years, designing watches for Rolex and Vacheron Constantin, among others. His watches command a premium and this one is no exception. The colosso will cost you $550,000.

3D earth – 12mm diameter at 12 O’Clock makes 1 rotation every 24 hours
Minute Repeater – Cathedral timbre at the hour, quarter and minute.
Big Date
Power Reserve Indication
Retrograde Time Zones
City Time Zone indication
Transmission feedback

62 jewels
Power Reserve: 48 hours
18’000 vibrations / hour
Case Size: 60mm x 40mm

I’ve posted a new Breitling video review, and this one is of the intricate Breitling Montbrillant Datora. The slightly larger Navitimer has a very complex dial with a full calendar complication. Beautifully executed watch, in a larger 43mm diameter. This is probably one my favourite Navitimers along with the World. Sometimes you want one smaller, but not too small. The Datora really fits the bill.

Check it out:

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