Aha I see that is much better then. That I could like :D
Looking forward to seeing pictures of the parts as they come along. Those PVD models look really great.
Very nice Mitch.
Love the reverse length hands - makes perfect sense on a 24.
I don't think the hobnail texture will be as pronounced on the real watches.
Wow - very beautiful indeed!
Interesting hand configuration. If I remember correctly the 3rd Jantar GMT series used long hands for the 24h hour hand.
Judging from the pics there's no lume, right?
Any idea about the pricing?
The crystal is domed sapphire with inside AR. It is the same size as the crystal used on the American case.
The two drawings on the left do not use lume, but the two pvd coated models use orange and gray lume respectively. I was thinking about changing the blue/back dial version to use lume, but we would have to coat the hands with lume too instead of using polished hands. I'm not sure yet. We'll see after the sample dials are made.
I'm not sure about the pricing. It will definitely be more expensive than the AN-24s, but probably not by much. The cases are much more expensive because they are titanium, but the movements are now less expensive than they were last year.
The chronometer versions will cost about $350 more than the standard versions. As I mentioned previously, these chronometer movements are delivered by ETA directly to the Swiss company doing our assembly work. That is the only way ETA would sell them to us. The certificates come with the movements directly from COSC. Several versions of certificates are available. We ordered large, detailed certificates. These are REAL chronometer movements and we can use the word, "chronometer" on the watch.
Production is well under way. The molds were almost completed when I last visited the factory in early June. These cases are not made by the same company that made the American case for reasons that have nothing to do with the product. The quality will be every bit as good. The cases will be the same in every way as the American case except that a little more room will be available for straps.
Love the cream/white/blue dial. Nice looking watch but I really wish you would reconsider not having lume on the non-pvd styles. How about an inverse lume?
I love my American and wear it all the time except when bathing or hot tubing. It will be tempting....
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Baume & Mercier Riviera
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I think it looks great!
The Meteor is now about 45 days from final production in Switzerland, hopefully. We should have them in December.
The chronometer movements are in stock, ready to go into watches. The delay has been with the complicated dials. We have two dial factories competing to make the dials. We will have samples from both next week.
Last edited by MitchSF; November 13th, 2009 at 17:32.
Samples are on the way here. Pictures will be posted shortly.
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