BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends January 18, 2014
There are a couple of important and interesting watch reviews in the past two weeks and if you have missed them, here are the top picks featuring A. Lange & Söhne’s highly desirable Datograph Up / Down, Audemar Piguet’s new Royal Oak Chronograph and Omega’s dark and sexy Speedmaster Co-Axial Chronograph Dark Side of the Moon. We also check out Eleven James’ watch subscription service, find out why Armin Strom would want to sponsor an F1 team and also discuss if watches are getting too expensive.
1. Watch Shootout: IWC Ingenieur 40mm 3239 vs. Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 8500
If you are looking for an well-rounded watch that can be used from the boardroom to the beach and you do not want the ubiquitous Rolex, there are few better alternatives than the IWC Ingenieur 3239 and Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 8500. But which is best? We attempt to find out.
2. Omega Speedmaster Co-Axial Chronograph Dark Side Of The Moon Black Ceramic Watch Review
Omega’s new Dark Side of the Moon Speedmaster, featuring an all ceramic case and dial, is Omega’s first all ceramic watch and was easily one of its hottest watches in the past year. To fully understand the appeal of this watch, check out our full review in the link below.
3. Halios Tropik Watch Review
Halios might be a micro watch brand, but their designs are refreshingly different and their attention to detail is commendable. The Tropik is their latest watch and one that we think is especially good value for the money. In fact, it is so well received that the first run has already sold out. Find out why this watch is so sought-after in our review.
4. A. Lange & Sohne Datograph Up / Down Watch Review
The A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Up / Down watch is, to many, one of the finest chronographs money can buy. No matter what you may think of A. Lange & Söhne, there can be no doubting of the brand’s pedigree, their place in haute horology, and the finishing of their movements, which is simply exquisite. Here is a closer look at this highly desirable watch.
5. Eleven James: A Luxury Watch Subscription Service Review
Eleven James is a subscription service based upon the concept of collaborative consumption. Simply put, it is a subscription service that lets you “rent” luxury watches – not unlike Netflix. We recently gave the service a shot and here’s our thoughts of it.
6. Armin Strom Watch & Racing: Why Sponsor A Formula 1 Team?
Everyone knows that Formula 1 is a very expensive sport, so why would a small and young watch brand like Armin Strom want to spend so much money to sponsor a Formula 1 team? We spent a day with Armin Strom at the last United States Grand Prix to better understand the brand’s connection with motor racing.
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