Being both a full-on watch and car nut, you can imagine my surprise when in season 22 of British motoring show Top Gear I saw an entire "challenge" featuring a Breitling Emergency II watch. Sure, it is not unusual for watch enthusiasts to be car nuts as well – I have met countless watch nerds over the last few years who, after a bit of conversation, showed their car lover side as well.
Behind its looks, its design and all sorts of those small things that get noticed from the specifications sheet possibly a wristwatch’s essence is that it's a highly personal item that also may be used to measure time. Timing occasions could be for simple things like making al dente pasta, or even more complicated like sport occasions, aerial manoeuvres, diving time, military actions (artillery arm was the very first exponent of watches/chronos usage), the beginning from jet engines and so on.
The legendary Zenith Pilot/Diver using the legendary El Primero 3019 PHC movement. This Zenith Pilot/Diver was created from 1971/1972 to 1975 and production amounts continue to be debated some sources discuss 2,500 pieces, while some condition amounts as little as 1,000 pieces in various versions. The versions under consideration had mainly related to different bezels: a diver’s bezel having a 1-55 graduation as well as an aviator’s bezel with numbers 1 through 12.
Today there's an OMEGA Speedmaster Date reference 3184.108.40.206.04.001 or ‘Panda Speedy’ because the owner calls it. OMEGA continues to be with such ‘Panda’ dials in various models, such as the Speedmaster Professional (Apollo 11 35th Anniversary edition in 2004 and also the Speedmaster Mitsukoshi edition for that Japanese market in 2003). This Speedmaster Date also offers a whitened dial with black sub registers, searching just like a Panda face.
This Orange dial Heuer Autavia is definitely very rare, otherwise unique. Experts continue to be discussing around the exact particulars, nonetheless they appear to agree we’re handling a genuine Heuer Autavia ref. 1163, having a high-beat calibre 11 movement, a prototype orange dial, and hands from the Heuer Carrera ref. 1153. Also it appears to become authentic. You need to purchase it? That’s possible!