Diver Watches; Bulova Sea King Automatic 96B226 Limited Edition.

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Bulova saw more strong new watch offerings for Baselworld 2015 – with attractive designs and strong values. What I love about the “Bulova of today” is that in addition to its mainstream offerings, there are more and more products specifically designed for the watch aficionado, such as this limited edition version of the new Bulova Sea King – which feels like a less expensive alternative to the Omega Seamaster Ploprof watch. So let’s check out this circa $1,500 mechanical 1000-meter diver new from Bulova for 2015.

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Watches & Famous Sportmen´s

Watches & Famous Sportmen´s, normally, big brands seek ambassadors for their big watches. making special editions, successfully exploit the sports men and women to promote their brands and create a larger Marketplace for its other references. Here is a small sample of some champions with their watches.

Kobe Bryant; Hublot “Black Mamba” The L.A. Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, who has won multiple NBA championships, is nicknamed “Black Mamba” for his slippery, on-court athleticism, “Black Mamba” is also the nickname of his personal Hublot King Power wristwatch, which has a purple-and-gold Lakers color scheme on the dial’s hands, indices and numerals; a Kobe Bryant signature in gold on the sapphire caseback; and a python leather strap. The Hublot King Power Black Mamba is limited to 250 pieces. As of March 2013, Los Angeles Lakers star basketball player Kobe Bryant is officially an Hublot watch brand ambassador. The Swiss watch brand (part of the LVMH luxury group) sells watches averaging about $20,000 – $30,000 in price and also recently became the official timekeeper of the Los Angeles Lakers. Kobe’s deal with Hublot is unrelated to the fact that the watchmaker also sponsors his team. This week in Los Angeles, Hublot announced their new relationship with the popular athlete as well as a new limited edition watch dedicated to Mr. Bryant. Hublot-Kobe-Bryant-Watch-5

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Watches. New line born.

Arnold-Schwarzenegger-Watches-for-2015-aBlogtoWatch-7Arnold Schwarzenegger has just taken the ultimate plunge as a serious watch lover and launched his own brand of eponymously named watches with the new Arnold Schwarzenegger watch brand. Most of the Arnold Schwarzenegger watches will be priced in the $600 – $1,500 range and represent Arnold’s character, career, and timepiece preferences. I sat down with Arnold Schwarzenegger at Baselworld 2015 to chat about watches, his collection, and why now was the time to start his own watch collection with his name on the dial. And, yes of course, the watches are massive. Even the ladies’ versions are 45mm wide.

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Watches: Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk II Pro

SEA HAWK II Pro : Titanium case, diameter 44mm, sapphire crystal 4.85mm thick with winding crown at 4 o’clock. It goes without saying, we were very curious to find out more about the super sportive watch when the renowned brand presented the completely new SEA HAWK II Pro in pre-première in 2004. Now Girard-Perrégaux has given us the opportunity to test this very exclusive timepiece in our professional capacity. Girard-Perregaux  Sea Hawk II Pro

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Relojes: Flieger B-Uhren Baumuster B

Los “Flieger” Alemanes, esos relojes que cayeron en el olvido tras la segunda guerra mundial y que en los 90 reaparecieron gracias a la manufactura de algunas de las empresas que los fabricaron en los años 40.

Alemania es uno de esos países que tiene una larga tradición relojera, país en el que a día de hoy aún siguen produciéndose bastantes de sus fabricantes clásicos, como Laco o Stowa.

Muchos de ellos, durante la mitad de la década de 1.990, fueron re-introduciendo en sus catálogos, versiones o réplicas adaptadas a los nuevos tiempos, de los relojes que fabricaron para la Luftwaffe durante la segunda guerra mundial, la fuerza aérea del Tercer Reich.

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Relojes: Pilot Molnija, (Pilot Soviet Watch)

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En 1927 el Consejo de Trabajo y Defensa ruso tomó la decisión de crear una industria relojera soviética para abastecer su ejército. Paradójicamente varias empresas americanas fueron a instalarse a Rusia llevando consigo a sus trabajadores, es el caso de Hampen Deuber que en quiebra tras la gran depresión fue comprada en 1930 por Armen Hammer que trasladó todo a Rusia y en 1932 se comenzaron a producir los primeros relojes rusos con marcas como Pobeda, Vostok, Raketa, Sekonda, Poljot, Molnija… Son relojes robustos, donde prima la sencillez y precisión con precios asequibles sobre las complicaciones.

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