The dressy Dubey & Schaldenbrand Grand Dome R92 Vintage is powered by a NOS Valjoux 92 hand-wound caliber and will soon be offered as a super limited edition of just 16 pieces with only one or two pieces available to US-based customers.
As quietly as usual, the Japanese electronics manufacturer has updated the aviation-themed shock-resistant GA-1000 series. Their new Casio G-Shock GA-1000-2A features a sporty body, which is similar in its styling to that of the last year’s Casio G-SHOCK GW-A1000-1ADF Smart Access. However, this new “aviator” sports a lot more readable dial with analog and digital displays combined for (almost) perfect usability.
The solar-powered 2012 Casio G-SHOCK GW-A1000-1ADF was presented at Baselworld 2012 (you don’t see many Japanese watchmakers in Basel, do you?) The gadget features the same Smart Access technology that we have recently seen on an all-analog ProTrek PRX-7000T “aviator”. Using a revolutionary five-motor drive and an electronic crown switch, the system makes operating the gadget’s numerous functions as easy as it can possibly get without using a touch-based interface. And with its radio-controlled Multiband 6 system, this is also one of the most precise time measuring devices that money can potentially buy.
The 2012 Dubey & Schaldenbrand Grand Dome DT Vintage 1946 chronograph is basically a refinished version of the 2011 D&S Grand Dome DT (ref. GDOM-ST-BKS-LS) model that was first revealed a year earlier. However, the refreshed version is equipped with an even more appealing vintage-styled dial with almost the same set of vertically aligned sub-dials. While the original with its glossy and carbon-fiber-style surfaces was more high-tech, the new version has a certain Patek Philippe aura about it.
Just like IWC did just a couple of days ago, Panerai has presented several new models for the year of 2010. One of the most interesting models in this PR tsunami is the new Gargantuan-sized Mare Nostrum PAM 300 hand-wound chronograph.