One of our awesome clients Randall sent us this wristshot of his Kobold Arctic Diver from all the way over in Afghanistan. Like many of the Kobold watches sold at KeepTheTime, we sent this one to his APO address. Thanks Randall!
The Arctic Diver is heavy duty, a workers dive watch and very well made. Like a tank! Outstanding service, watch depicted was exact watch received, thanks for your service! -Randall
Here are the three watches Randall currently has with him at the military base:
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Ukrainian Watchmaker Valerii Danevych’s miniature wooden timepieces were incredible. You could study them all day, especially with the beautiful display set up at the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants (AHCI) booth at Baselworld. This creative genius is not a one trick pony, he carves it all out of wood from wristwatches to pocket watches – even clocks and tourbillons! The only component that isn’t from a tree is the spring! As if all this isn’t interesting enough, there is one quality that sets Valerii Danevych apart from the other watchmakers at Baselworld: he is not a trained watchmaker.
NORD ZEITMASCHINE Watches at Baselworld 2013. First up is the Limited Edition Nord Quickindicator and then the Nord Variocurve.
The Nord Quickindicator model has the caliber NORD N3 automatic movement (ETA 2824 with proprietary module), beating at 28800 vibrations per hour with 25 jewels and integrated precision-microballbearings.
The Quickindicator has perhaps the World’s quickest minute hand in a wristwatch.
The stainless steel case is 44.3mm diameter with a thickness of 15.6mm. The case alone weighs in at about 115g without a strap attached. 10 screws secure the bezel and caseback. The curved-flat sapphire allows for a crystal clear view into the beautiful dial of this watch. Both sides are anti-reflective and feature laser engraved numbers on the inside of the crystal.
This watch is limited to 97 numbered pieces in each color configuration.
The Ressence Type 3 is unlike any watch ever seen before. Liquid filled, floating display, no crown, no hands – pure evolution of time. So how do you set it? Watch the video to find out… learn more at ressence.eu.
Type 3 Technical Specifications (from ressence.eu)
Date, Days, Hours, Minutes, Seconds ( 360’’ )
Sandwich construction with titanium membrane between movement and fluid-filled indication module.
Information transmitted from movement to indications by micro-magnetic fields .
Sapphire crystal and grade 5 titanium
44mm x 15mm
Domed sapphire crystals top and bottom with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Convex dial and indications (radius: 125mm) in grade 5 titanium with black DLC.
Indications engraved and filled with white, grey and orange Super-LumiNova, glowing green and orange in the dark.
Patented system invented and developed by Ressence.
Independent module comprising 28 gears and 57 jewels
Grade 5 titanium plate integrating three eccentric biaxial satellites inclined at 3° and 4,75° with a date ring around the circumference.
Shock absorber system.
The module and indications are completely immersed in fluid.
A thermal valve compensates for expansion/contraction of the fluid
Automatic winding movement, 25 jewels
Power reserve 36 hours,
Balance frequency 28.800 A/h
Visible ring-shape winding rotor
Happy Star Wars Day, everybody! May the 4th be with you all! We like to call this one the Darth Vader watch. Really it’s the Linde Werdelin (@lindewerdelin) Oktopus II Moon Black. Black DLC satin finish titanium case (44mm) with a ceramic bezel and intricate three part skeletonized dial. The in-house movement features an interesting moonphase complication and luminous moon disk. There are only 47 of this exact model in the world and they each retail for about $13,500 USD. Originally released in March 2013, this beauty was spotted at Baselworld this year. More of their collection coming soon.
The question everyone wants to know is: why in the world did Rolex release a blue 50th Anniversary Daytona 116506 and not something green to match all the other 50 year models? Upon this release we almost had to check the calendar to make sure it wasn’t April Fool’s Day. Beautiful watch nonetheless!
The new all 950 platinum chronograph from the crown features an “Ice Blue” dial with brown subdial rings and a matching “Chestnut Brown” Cerachrom bezel. The markings on the bezel are also a thin layer of platinum material. Many Rolex fans were hoping for an all steel version with the same bezel to replace the high-polish steel bezel that scratches from looking at it.
Rolex seems to really like blue this Baselworld, but why didn’t they release a Pepsi or Coke ceramic bezel this year like everyone wanted? Instead, the new model is blue and black. So far it isn’t named after a beverage conglomerate (maybe it never will be), and Rolex didn’t even give it a special designation other that adding BLNR to the end of the regular reference number: 116710BLNR. This is how Rolex officially describes the new bezel:
Bidirectional rotatable 24-hour graduated bezel. Two-colour blue and black Cerachrom insert in ceramic, engraved numerals and graduations.
We’re certain they will put out the Pepsi bezel once sales of this version reach a certain point. Until that time, will you be getting your blue on?