Friday, July 17, 2009

Daniel Roth Perpetual Calendar Time Equation

Daniel Roth Perpetual Calendar Time Equation watch picture

Daniel Roth Perpetual Calendar Time Equation watch picture



Due to a comment recently posted, I have been looking more at the Daniel Roth collection of watches. All Daniel Roth watches are made by hand and feature the same curved case shape. There are two different collections of these elegant pieces. The first is the Masters and the second is the Academie. From platinum to pink gold, from leather to steel, Daniel Roth offers many variations of their timepieces. The one particular model that stood out in the Masters collection was the Daniel Roth Perpetual Calendar Time Equation. This magnificent piece not only looks good, it features many complications, one being very different. As stated in the name, this Daniel Roth watch features a Perpetual Calendar and a Time Equation indicator, which is located at the ten o’clock position.

Time equation is the difference between apparent solar time and mean solar time (read more about it here). In addition, the Daniel Roth Perpetual Calendar Time Equation features the day, date, month, moon phases and finally, an indicator that shows the number of days in the month. The 44mm case houses the Daniel Roth 114 self-winding movement finished with the elegant "CĂ´tes de Geneve" and offers a 44-hour power reserve. Aside from everything else, I really like the “Mother of Pearl” finish at the twelve o’clock position where moon phases are shown, but this beautiful Daniel Roth piece really comes together, around the wrist that is, with a classy hand stitched aligator strap and folding clasp. Daniel Roth reference: 121.Y.60.721.CN.BD

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Graham Tourbillograph Woodcote

Graham Tourbillograph Woodcote watch picture
Graham Tourbillograph Woodcote watch picture

As I was reading and responding to the comments on this blog, I was asked if I had ever reviewed a Graham watch. Realizing that I have not yet posted an article about this brand, I thought I would do some looking. What I found was a brand new watch introduced to the Tourbillograph series as a limited edition. It’s called the Graham Tourbillograph Woodcote. As mentioned, this black and gold beauty is limited to only 50 pieces. The case is 46mm and is water-resistant up to 50 meters (164 feet). This classy chronograph houses the Graham Calibre G1780 movement, a chronograph function with a tourbillon and has a 42-hour power reserve.

I thought there was a lot going on when I first looked at the Tourbillograph Woodcote dial, but it is a classic display of a luxury watch with the sporty look. On the outside of the 18kt red gold case there is a carbon fiber bezel. The black dial features two sub-dials, also made of carbon fiber. The first is a 30-minute counter at the 3 o’clock position and the second is a 12-hour counter located at the 6 o’clock position. The red gold hour and minute hands are white luminescent, as well as the sweeping second hand, which also has a red pointer. This unique Graham timepiece is offered with a large black crocodile strap or available with a hypoallergenic black rubber strap. Graham watch reference: 2TWAE.B02A.K49B