Of course I am reminded of the "bumble bee" forged carbon Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore watch. Maybe it is just because of that bold yellow flange ring. Tutima is an excellent dial maker, not only in design, but quality. For the price, there are few brands that make dials so crisp and rich. Only brands like Sinn are competition for this style. The dial is matte black with white lume hour indicators and hands, with proper minute markers. I first thought that the hands were too short, and they sort of appear that way, but they aren't when trying to use the watch. Tutima might benefit from lengthening them just a tad bit, but there is no lack of easy reading here. The placement of the Arabic hour numerals on the flange ring is great. There are few other watches so keen on telling you the time. I have to praise the SuperLumiNova lume application for being so bright. Tutima properly has the day and date on black colored discs to match the dial. The handsome deep-set dial is further benefited from a properly AR coated sapphire crystal over the face.
Diameter: 40 mm
Material: 904L steel
Bezel: unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated
with black or green Cerachrom insert, platinum graduations
Winding crown: Triplock
shoulders to protect the crown
Crystal: sapphire, Cyclops lens with anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 300 m (1,000 ft)
The Diver meets all Swiss watch industry norms as well as international requirements for diving with a depth rating to 300 meters. Most people wear a dive watch for the sporty looks and because they have an appreciation of the technical achievement. They don’t often plunge to the depths of the ocean to check out the accuracy of the specs. However, if you want to test the Diver’s mettle, AP invites you to do so. On their website they show a world map of urban diving spots, helping you to plan your next underwater excursion.
Number of parts
- Complete movement : 370 parts
- Tourbillon cage: 87 parts
- Weight of the cage : 0.39 g
Look more closely, the two watches in this article are different. Though seriously - while they are cool looking -you'd think that Hublot might have wanted to make them look just a tad bit more different. The major difference of course is the case. One is in a Big Bang case, and the other is in a King Power case - though you'll agree that at a cursory glance they look almost too much alike. One of the reasons for the similarities is the fact that they are both "Aero" watches. These are usually skeletonized chronographs. Thus, the names of these watches are the Hublot Aero Hang Bal Harbour and the Hublot King Power Aero All Black Bal Harbour. Got that?
It comes on a rubber strap with a steel deployment clasp. I like the use of orange stitching, although it is purely cosmetic. Inside the watch is a Sellita SW200 automatic movement that has been decorated. For the price of this watch, I would have liked a bit more. Not that there is anything wrong with the SW200 (equivalent to an ETA 2824), but it can be found in watches at a fraction of the cost of this watch. At the same time, the SW200 does make for a rugged movement in dive style watches. Still, for the price, I feel that there should have at least been a 2892, or equivalent movement. As ETA movements are harder and harder to get, expect to see more from Sellita, and other similar mechanical movement makers.
Case finishing is excellent, and the lume looks quite good:
The entire case is curved a bit, which includes the front and rear sapphire crystals. Despite the curve, the front sapphire crystal has a nice amount of AR coating to reduce glare and make it easy to read. It is also water resistant to 30 meters. To match the brushed bezel on the face of the watch, the rear of the watch also has a brushed bezel on the rear exhibition window. The lugs on the case are pretty great. They are movable so that one end connects to the case, and the other to the black crocodile strap. This allows the larger sized case to fit better on most wrists.
MB&F HM3 Watch Review
The unique manually wound HMC341 movement has a power reserve of 7 days, a power reserve indicator on the dial, and a perpetual calendar. Have you ever seen a more neatly integrated perpetual calendar mechanism before? Plus, the perpetual calendar is really complex because it can be set forwards and backwards. I also think that you have no mechanical penalties for adjusting the calendar anytime of day. The beautifully designed face has two large leaf-shaped hands and a smaller center arrow hand. That smaller hand is a month indicator (using the hours markers to indicate the 12 months). Then you have a power reserve indicator balanced out by the date on the opposite end. While the date is not a "big date," the disc has larger font so it looks like one almost. Then you have a large subsidiary seconds dial on the face. Just marvelous. On the rear of the watch you have a leap year indicator on the movement. That is it, how cool? A fully functional perpetual calendar that is barely noticeable.
RARE NATURAL FADED COBALF BLUE ROLEX SUBMARINER BLUE 16613 DIAL FOR RE FINISHING
Time Remaining: 54m
Rock Candy fitted the watch with a really nice thick rubber strap. Each side of the strap has a different emblem logo applied. One for Rock Candy, and the other for Chouette. Makes for a cool look. The rubber strap is comfy and has a butterfly style deployment clasp. It does use one of those "cut to size" straps that I am not a fan of. Meaning that once you size it, you can't ever make it larger. Being such a large sized watch, I have to ask myself if it is too big for the type of wrist it might be worn on in Hong Kong. it is arguably too large for many American women's wrists as well. So sizing it to be snug is possible, but I recommend the watch for women with larger wrists.
And then there is the world time function. You'll notice the list of reference cities around the dial. Those are used when selecting different timezones. On the fly, you can easily switch to any of the major timezones without losing accuracy on the watch. Citizen makes it pretty simple to adjust, thus allowing for a great traveler's companion, or timepiece for people who like to easily know the time in lots of other timezones. Remember, the trick here isn't just the functionality - that has been done. But rather the relatively svelte layout and simple dial.
The case itself is in steel and 43mm wide - almost the same as the T-Touch Expert (but perhaps marginally smaller). Tissot here has departed from using titanium that was so popular with other T-Touch watches. The watch is water resistant to 100 meters. The case lugs look like loops - such as something you'd find on a boat. The rubber strap however is closely fitted to the case and there is no real gap in the loop hole. The design of the case lends itself to being very smooth, such that nothing on the watch will snag or pull at anything if you are moving around quickly on a boat. This also applied to the pushers that have smoothed out like pebbles.