Jacques Etoile Lunamatic Silver Dial
I just love the design of this watch. It's dressy but has some playfulness to it. It's not a modern design at all, but you don't need modern for EVERYTHING.... It's made by Jacques Etoile, a German watchmaking brand that is relatively young. Naturally, it's an automatic. What I like about the dial are the brushed silver circles, the 2 moons rotating in their displays (the top shows how the moon appears in the Northern hemisphere, the bottom, the Southern) and the analog date counter (the bottom dial), a very unusual feature. I think it's quite classy and pretty at the same time. Not to pricey considering what the Swiss brands cost.
Ah, the IWC Mark XVI. While the watch itself has a storied history (the XVI are roman numerals) I'm just attracted to the look - and the fact that, if I actually saved up awhile, I could afford it ($3700). I like the silver on ... Ah, the IWC Mark XVI. While the watch itself has a storied history (the XVI are roman numerals) I'm just attracted to the look - and the fact that, if I actually saved up awhile, I could afford it ($3700). I like the silver on silver contrast, and the Guilloché dial. The white hands and numerals are particularly striking. Like most watch companies, IWC has been increasing the diameters of their watches. The Mark XVI clocks (ha! actually, that wasn't too good) in at 39mm. This is tiny compared to the dinner-plate size watches that are the norm. While those have a place, my skinny wrists and quite elegance ( I like to think :D ) demand something a bit more toned down. The XVI straddles the line between sporty-casual and dress-casual; it's quite versatile. Watch geeks, inside you'll find an ETA 2892, fine tuned and with parts replaced by IWC. Stainless steel case and band, water resistant to 60 meters and it even has an iron inner case for magnetic field protection. Check out the second picture for a more real -life view. Anyone care to buy this for me? UPDATE: I now own this! It's just a great as I expected and even a better looker in real life.