Breva Watches: Fear and Awe at the Same Time (Pre-BaselWorld 2014 / Video)

 |  March 21st, 2014

I’m slightly claustrophobic. Most people don’t know this about me – now many do. However, I share this with you because it is slightly relevant to today’s post. Recently, while truly studying the Breva Genie 01 watch, I had to stave off my fears and enter a small hyperbaric chamber if I wanted to see the watch’s barometer gauge actually work. After all, the barometric watch needed to experience atmospheric pressure changes if it was going to indicate the weather change for me. Now, why else would I be there looking at this watch if I didn’t want to see it work? So, I didn’t waver when the brand execs asked if I wanted to enter the small 5-foot tall…

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Aviation Buffs, This One’s For You: Introducing the Bell &Ross Carbon Orange (Pre BaselWorld 2014)

 |  March 19th, 2014

Pilot watches are a special breed, much like the pilots who wear them.  They offer distinct legibility and often have added functions, or vintage inspirations. Bell & Ross, a brand that began as a military- and pilot-inspired line, continues to surprise and delight us with its timepieces. In just a few weeks in BaselWorld 2014, the brand will unveil the BR 03-94 Carbon Orange – on a bright orange canvas strap — in a limited edition of 500 pieces.  This new watch reflects the two most important colors in cockpit instruments: matte black and bright orange.  The BR 03-94 Carbon Orange, with ETA 2894 automatic movement, offers optimum legibility.  The watch is made of black PVD steel, with orange polycarbonate…

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