January 2013


Breitling has released a new Transocean Chronograph 38, which is marketed to the lady crowd. This is the first Chronograph that Breitling has made for women. The watch features an automatic chronometre certified chronograph movement, the Breitling Caliber 41.

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TRANSOCEAN CHRONOGRAPH 38
First-class femininity

A tribute to the spirit of travel to distant lands aboard luxurious longhaul airliners, the Breitling Transocean welcomes a brand-new chronograph for women endowed with a distinctive blend of character and elegance.

With its understated design and refined dials, the Transocean offers a resolutely contemporary stylistic interpretation of the aesthetic of 1950s and 1960s chronographs. A model of fine workmanship and excellence, it has established itself as a new classic marrying prestige and distinction. Breitling is now enriching this exceptional collection with a 38 mm-diameter ladies’ chronograph that lends a touch of character to any wrist, including the daintiest. The case with its pure lines, accentuated by a beveled bezel and slender lugs, comes in a choice of steel or 18K red gold. The meticulously crafted dials are adorned with applied hour-markers and hollowed counters featuring a spiral motif. They are available in three refined colors – deep black, glowing silver and a highly original midnight blue shade. The caseback is engraved with the two stylized planes that were a longtime Breitling symbol, as indeed was the initial B in 18K gold enhancing the dial. The Barenia or crocodile leather straps offer a broad choice of vivid or classic hues, while a steel mesh bracelet lends a touch ­of boldness and sophistication. A paragon of elegance, the Transocean Chronograph 38 also boasts outstanding performances thanks to a selfwinding chronograph movement chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), the highest benchmark in terms of precision and reliability. Transocean Chronograph 38: First-class femininity.

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Caliber
Breitling 41

Movement
Selfwinding mechanical

Chronograph
1/4th second, 30 minutes
Vibration
28 800 v.p.h
38 jewels

Case
Steel or 18K red gold

Water resistance
100 meters (330 ft/10 bars)

Crystal
Convex sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both side

Diameter
38,00 mm

Strap/bracelet
Barenia leather, crocodile leather/Ocean Classic (steel mesh, steel version only)

Much to my Chagrin (I’m a hockey fan, but not an LA Kings fan..), Graham Watches has teamed up with the L.A. Kings NHL Hockey Franchise to promote their latest Limited Edition watch to celebrate the L.A. Kings winning the Stanley Cup last season. However, its a cool subdued Graham Chronofighter, which is always nice to see so I’ll forgive them 😉 Its got some neat limited edition features that make it stand out has being a little bit more than just a new dial and fancy caseback including the diamond and inscription on the side.

From Graham:
“Never one to rest on their laurels, GRAHAM is off to a speedy start in 2013 as the Official Timing Partner of the Los Angeles Kings Ice Hockey team, winners of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Championship.

The Los Angeles Kings are back and ready to play the 2012-2013 season with GRAHAM as the Official Timing Partner of the successful American ice hockey team. The Kings headed into the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs in 8th place in the Western Conférence, and fought their way to the top, playing their final winning game on their home ice, for their first championship win. To celebrate this sought-after achievement and honour their hard work, GRAHAM has developed a limited edition in the vein of its adrenaline timepieces.”

You can read more on the Graham Website on the link below.

Functions
Chronograph (seconds, 30 minutes counter). Date at 8 o’clock
Hours, minutes, seconds

Calibre
Calibre G1747, automatic chronograph, 28’800 A/h (4Hz), Incabloc shock absorber
25 jewels
Power reserve . 48 hours

Case
47 mm steel case with a white diamond (0.014 cts) on the right flank and 2012 inscription engraved
Black carbon left hand fast-action start/stop trigger and black rubber reset pusher
Black ceramic bezel
Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on both faces
Smoked sapphire crystal case back with LA Kings – Stanley Cup Champions logo and limited edition serial number

Link:
http://www.graham1695.com/en-gb/company/news/graham_with_la_kings_january_2013.aspx

Time again for a wrist shot dump! All the wrist shots sitting in my temporary photos folder, all dumped into a file for you guys to check out. Here they are:

IWC Pilots Chrono
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Panerai PAM88
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Sinn 857
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Panerai PAM320
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Wyler Code-R Chronograph
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Graham Chronofighter
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Steinhart Pilot Limited Edition
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Rolex Milgauss
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Zenith Defy Classic Power Reserve
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Breitling Avenger Seawolf
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Zenith Defy Classic Power Reserve Again!
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Hope you enjoyed this edition of “The Wrist Shot Dump”!

Just posted a video review of my Glycine Airman 46. Very cool aviation watch with a 24hr bezel and eta movement and Swiss Made. I really like Glycine watches and figur d a big 46mm Airman really hit the spot.

Happy New Year Everyone! After a short break to celebrate the holiday season, I’m back with a little review of a cool strap from NuboStraps.

Just got in my new Nubo Straps Bullet strap not too long ago and will be posting a review in the PaneraiSource Aftermarket Panerai Straps section soon, but I couldn’t wait to show you all how cool it is!

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The ATR stamped on the keeper stands for “At the Ready”, symbolizing the spirit of preparedness that one should have in any life situation. Norman from NuboStraps is a fan of survival gear and his enthusiasm shows in this great strap. It is definately the most innovative use of shell casings that I have ever seen on a strap.

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The shells he mounted were .40 Caliber S&W made by Winchester, which have a nice look on them. He mounted a total of 4 casings on the strap, two which are decorative, and two used to hold the strap on. The strap is sized for a single wrist size, and cannot be adjusted so these straps need to be custom made to your wrist size.

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Overall it makes my Panerai PAM320 look like one badass watch, though not suitable for all occasions. Good to wear for a day at the range or out in the bush. Very nice job, and I’ll review the watch in more detail later!

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