The Royale Manuelle

From Pequignet –

Courtesy of Pequignet
As that other great commentator on the watch business, Frank Costanza (as played by Jerry Stiller) once proclaimed – “it’s a Festivus for the Rest of Us!”
Let’s be honest with ourselves, we all tend to get a bit worked up over watches with manufacture movements.  The challenge, of course, is that jacks the price up typically to a level that most mere mortals who pay they mortgages and have stable marriages can’t afford. Some of the other, more “industrial” news outlets will often wax on about the “value proposition” which is, if we’re being completely honest, a backhanded compliment.  
Pequignet does make some extremely complex, very expensive watches.  But what is nice about this one is that they have created a beautifully simple time only model and priced it accordingly. 
Here are the pertinents –
MOVEMENTEMP02 Movement – Manual Calibre Royal21600 
Vibrations/hours (3Hz)Power reserve of 100 hoursSapphire crystal with anti reflectionCASE316L Stainless steelWater resistance 100 metersSapphire crystal with anti-reflectionDIALSunray Opaline dialSmall seconds at 6.00BRACELETBlue leather strap produced in France2 850,00€

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Founded by Ted Verderame, Endatto is a watch brand based in Phoenix, the capital of Arizona State in the United States. The brand offers Swiss made mechanical watches designed in Arizona and created in partnership with a reputed manufacture based in Switzerland.

Endatto’s a new collection of watches are inspired by Arizona’s natural beauty and the many sights which attract tourists from around the world. Both models feature a sunray dial, 39mm stainless steel case and a Swiss movement. Delivering lasting eye-appeal, these high-quality yet accessible luxury watches are intended for daily wear.

Ted Verderame was born and raised in Arizona. Blessed with breathtaking natural beauty, the state of Arizona is located in the south west of the United States. The Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona is one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the Natural World’. It attracts millions of tourists from all over the world. You can also discover many other incredible sights in Arizona.

The Sonoran Desert plays host to the nation’s largest cactus, the giant saguaro which encompasses green hues and straight spines. Situated on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness of the Colorado Plateau, ‘The Wave’ is a sandstone rock suffused with alternating rhythmic and cyclic laminae and two major troughs. As the light changes throughout the day, the appearance of The Wave alters, with colours transitioning from one shade to another.

The new Endatto timepieces take their aesthetic inspiration from the giant saguaro cactus and ‘The Wave’ sandstone rock formation respectively.

Endatto C1V1: The C1V1 model features a verdant green sunray dial enriched with a series of grooved lines. The spines of a giant saguaro and its branches, or arms, gave rise to the dial’s fascinating texture.
Endatto C1V2: The dial of the C1V2 adopts a natural theme. The red hue of the dial is inspired by ‘The Wave’. Its colour frequently changes, sometimes looking crimson while on other occasions appearing vermilion. A series of horizontal lines span the southern region of the dial, while sunray decoration adorns the whole of the dial plane.

Both models display the hours, minutes, seconds and date, imparting information in a highly legible form. The hour and minute hands, as well as the indexes, are lined with Super-LumiNova® BGW9, enhancing readability in restricted light.

Each watch is housed in a 39mm stainless steel case. The case surfaces are highly polished except the upper lug surfaces, which are finely brushed. The lugs gracefully arc downwards, coaxing the strap to envelop the wrist.

The exhibition case-back of the watch offers the views of the automatic Swiss movement, the highly regarded ETA 2824-2. The oscillating weight is adorned with Côtes de Genève motif, upholding traditional watchmaking savoir-faire.

Endatto supplies each model with a calf leather strap and branded pin buckle. The watches feature a quick-change facility allowing the wearer to remove the strap without the need for tools. Moreover, in the future, Endatto Craft Timepieces will offer additional retro-fit straps, providing the opportunity to create an alternative look.

Technical details
DialSunray dialLaser-etched, sandwich-cutDate aperture at three o’clockPolished applied indexes with Super-LumiNova® BGW9Hour and minute hands with Super-LumiNova® BGW9
Case316L stainless steel caseDiameter: 39mmSapphire crystal with anti-reflective coatingFully polished except for upper lug surfaceScrewed, exhibition case backWater resistant: up to 5 ATM
MovementCalibre: ETA 2824-2 automaticFrequency: 28,800 VpHPower reserve: 38 hoursJewels: 25Finishing: oscillating weight embellished with Côtes de Genève motifFunctions: hours, minutes, central sweep seconds and date
Bracelet & BuckleCoordinating calfskin strapQuick-change strap facilityEndatto-branded pin buckle
Website: https://endatto.com/

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Bamford London GMT Collection (New Models – Heritage & Mirage)

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Inspired by an iconic GMT watch, the Bamford GMT Heritage has a black dial paired with a red and blue inner rotating bezel. The GMT Heritage offers two variants (Regular and Night Owl) distinguished by the positioning of red and blue colors of the bezel.
Bamford London GMT Heritage
The Bamford GMT Mirage features a grain steel dial paired with a steel inner rotating bezel.
Topped with a sapphire crystal glass at dial side and secured with a stainless steel case-back at the rear side, the watch has a water resistance of 100 meters. The watch features a time-setting crown at 3h and a second-time zone setting crown at 10h.
Bamford London GMT Mirage
The Bamford GMT watches are driven by the Swiss made self-winding Sellita SW330-1 movement. This 25-jewels movement provides 42 hour power reserve and quick-set date function.
Bamford London GMT Heritage Regular
The dial hosts four centrally placed hands for hour, minute, seconds and GMT function. Hour and minute hands are in rectangular shaped and filled with luminous material.
Bamford London GMT Heritage Nightowl
The GMT hand features a luminous triangle pointer and indicates a separate time zone with the 24h internal rotating bezel. The large rectangular hour markers are filled with luminous material. The dial also accommodates a date window at 3h.
Bamford London GMT Mirage
These timepieces are fitted with stainless steel bracelets. The customers can also pair these watches with the Bamford Cordura straps that are already available for purchase.
Technical details
MovementSellita SW330-1 automatic movementSelf winding mechanism with ball bearing25 Jewels28,800 Vph42 hour power reserve
FunctionsHour, minute and seconds3 o’clock date position with quick date settingSecond time zone by central hand
CaseMaterial: 316L grade stainless steel, Sapphire Crystal glass with antiglareCase diameter: 40mmCase thickness: 11.2mmCase-back: Stainless SteelWater resistance: 100m / 10 ATMLug Width: 20mm
Available from29th July 2020
Price£1,100

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