Arctos Watches guide

Arctos watches history begun in Germany, in a province named Pforzheim, where Philipp Weber founded the first watch factory – Uhrenfabrik, in the year 1923. The factory was a high ranked assembler – preferred as a business partner for some of the most influential wholesalers in Germany. In the year 1924 Webner expanded his business – founding The RENTSCHLER & CO factory to produce his own watch brand – Arctos. The company was later destroyed during a WW2 bombing on the region, but was reconstructed in the year 1947, same year when Philipp renamed the factory to ARCTOS-UHRENFABRIK PHILIPP WEBER.
Today, all watches carry the spirit and tradition of Arctos manufacture, having the finest Swiss automatic movements and carefully imprinted designs.

Arctus watches can be found in different models, such as the Nato, Military, Pearl, Marine Diver and Black Wave:

The Arctos Nato wrist watches are using some of the best materials for the crystal, case and automatic movement, making the collection reliable and with a stylish design. The Arctos Nato are not only designed for extreme demands of the Special Forces but also for the watch connoisseurs. The dial features are military style or utility.

The Arctos Military are robust military watches. Their main features are: tactical, luxuriously finishes with sapphire crystal and highly polished stainless steel. The military Arctos watches are the perfect candidates for field related activities, having large numerals and balanced hands in order to provide an extremely clear display. The Arctos military watches are part of the official standard equipment for NATO and the German Armed Forces.

The Arctos Marine Diver are classic German navy diver watches, designed in a specifically military style. The collection is made out of stainless steel and sapphire crystals. The design emphasizes functionality and clear readability and features high water resistance, bezel with reverse-rotation prevention functions and anti-reflection crystal treatment.

The Arctos Black Wave, named after the 1953 NATO BLACK-WAVE military exercise in the Mediterranean, is a premium Nato field collection rendered in stunning black – the stainless steel bracelet and the case are black PVD coated. PVD is a special metalworking technique of rendering a case in deep black, that prevents reflection from light, thus discovery of Special Forces dues to reflection. Watches rendered in PVD black are unique both for military and general use.

The Arctos SEKM are a combination of extreme durability and functionality. Some of the defining features of this collection are the integrated automatic Helium release valve and water-resistance for up to 2000m (6600 feet). The watches have a clear legibility under water during daylight and at night. SEKM is an abbreviation for the German “Spezialisierten Einsatzkraften der Marine” – Special Marine Forces. The Arctos Elite watches are engineered to withstand even the most extreme underwater conditions and are powered by Swiss automatic movements.


World’s most expensive watches

Rare diamonds, gold, platinum and hundreds of work hours were needed to create the most expensive watches in the world. So what are the models in this top and how much do they cost?

1. The world’s most expensive watch is Chopard 201. The watch was manufactured out of 15 carat pink diamonds, blue diamonds of 12 carat and 11 carat white diamonds that are surrounded by other white and yellow diamonds of 163 carats. The Chopard 201 costs 25 million dollars.

2. Another first class expensive watch is Patek Philippe’s Supercomplication. The clock was created in 1932 from 18 carat gold. The production time of this watch was four years, and in 1999 the Chopard registered a record for the most expensive pocket watch being sold at a public auction.

3. The Patek Philippe’s Platinum World Time worth’s 4 million dollars. The watch held the first top position among the most expensive watches in 2002, when it was sold for $ 4 million at an auction. The special thing that watch offers is that it indicates the time in several countries and is very easy to read.

4.The Vacheron Constantin Tour de I’ll worth’s 1.5 million dollars. This watch is considered one of the most complex watch ever made by man. It consists of 834 pieces that were assembled in 10,000 hours. The clock has two faces which are placed in a gold casing.

5. The Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon worthes 1.3 million dollars. Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon is a very expensive watch because it is composed out of 688 parts, from which a large part were assembled with the help of a microscope.

6. The Chopard Super Ice Cube worth’s 1.1 million dollars. The watch received this name because it resembles an ice cube. The cubes are made out of 66 carats precious stones.

7. The Hublot Bang Black Caviar worth’s 1 million dollars. The manufacturing of this luxury watch took 2,000 hours – the watch was made manually. The watch is made out of 18 carat white gold mixed with 322 precious stones.

8. The Louis moinet Magistralis worth’s $ 860,000. This watch includes material from a meteorite that was 2000 years old, and has a 18 carat gold case.

9. The Blancpain 1735 Grande Complication worth’s $ 800,000. Blancpain 1735 Grande Complication is one of the most complex wristwatches in the world. It has a platinum case, a crocodile leather strap and all its 740 mechanism components are hand-made .

10. Breguet 1907BA/12 worth’s $ 734,000. Breguet company was founded 225 years ago and is one of the oldest watch companies in the world. Currently Breguest is part of the Swatch Group Company. This  luxury clock is handmade out of 18 carat gold.

Casio F-91W – classified as terrorism symbol by the US Government

The Al-Queda sign is not a weird tattoo, a certain piece of cloth or an engraved ring. Wikileaks revealed that the United States Government classified Casio F-91W wristwatch as a potential Al-Queda sign, after more Islamic prisoners, from Guantanamo Bay, were found to wear this particular wristwatch model.

According to an official document, based on American Secret Service conclusions, the Casio wristwatch, model F-91W, is considered a sign of belonging to the Islamic organization of Osama bin Laden.
“A third of the captured prisoners that wear this Casio model had links with explosives – either because they attended classes, or because they had links with the places bombs were made at, or because they had connections with individuals that were identified as explosive experts” shows the classified document – revealed by WikiLeaks and cited by AFP.
Wikileaks cited over 50 documents regarding Guantanamo detainees, that had references to the Casio wristwatch model. Another document, presented by The Guardian, writes clearly that the possession of Casio F-91W, and especially silver A159W model, is an indicator that the individual wearing it participated in Al-Qaeda trainings. Officials write that this watch was given to students during courses of manufacturing bombs, organized by the terrorist organization in Afghanistan, and that the clock was used for detonating explosives.
Other leaked documents evoke certain arbitrary detentions. For example among the Guantanamo Bay prisoners, there was an Afghan man who was 89 years old. According to the documents, the Afgan was transferred to Guantanamo because of several “suspicious phone numbers” found on him. Another detainee is only 14 years old and was arrested because the Secret Services suspected him of knowing local Taliban Leaders.
The White House reiterated in early April, it’s commitment of closing the Guantanamo detention center.
Wikileaks offered recently military records of 779 cases relating to persons held in 2002, in the military prison at Guantanamo.
WikiLeaks is an international non-profit organization that publishes submissions of private, secret, and classified media from anonymous news sources, news leaks, and whistleblowers.
WikiLeaks has received praise as well as criticism. The organization has won a number of awards, including The Economist’s New Media Award in 2008 and Amnesty International’s UK Media Award in 2009. At the same time, several U.S. government officials have criticized WikiLeaks for exposing classified information and claimed that the leaks harm national security and compromise international diplomacy.

The History of Ingersoll Watches

Founded by Robert and Charles Ingersoll in the year 1892, Ingersoll is one of the first American watch factories. Using new technologies, Ingersoll produced pocket watches and wrist watches. The “Dollar Watch”  – also called “Yankee” was the first Ingersoll watch, produced on automated production lines for watches, and received it’s name because it was sold for only one dollar. Due to the amazing success The Yankee had, The Ingersoll Brothers increased production and opened new factories in order to keep up with the high demand. In the year 1896, Ingersoll’s product range expanded due to many technical pioneering refinements and the smallest pocket watch ever made was created. By year 1910, Ingersoll became a recognised brand for USA watches all over the world. For example, the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, was described as “the man from the country where Ingersolls are produces” during a hunting trip in Africa. Theodore Roosevelt was among many famous people that weared watches from Ingersoll, people like Mark Twain and Thomas Edison. Over time, the company registered enormous success by coming up with new inventions, such as the Radiolite – watches with night lite, the Mickey Mouse watch that was sold in over 2.5 million copies and the Gandhiji Ingersoll watch – created especially for Mohamed Gandhiji, who considered time-keeping to be an integral part of his life. Ingersoll sold over 3.5 million “dollar watches” by the year 1920. In the year 1950, Ingersoll produced character watches with faces of Holywood stars, including Marilyn Monroe, and was appreciated by many stars. It is rumored that even James Dean worn an Ingersoll wristwatch. In 1983 the brand was acquired at first by Steven Strauss and after that sold to Zeon Ltd – the largest watch importer from Britain. The brad kept it’s reputation of having a “good value” for many years after that and thousand of pieces were sold every year troughout the entire country, giving  whole generations a chance to own an Ingersoll watch. The company made over 30 million watches between 1946 and 1980, and exported its models in over 60 different countries from all over the wold. Starting with year 2000, the company released new ranges of watches, while keeping it’s strong ties with its history. The style remained unchanged, while emphasizing quality and value. The Bison collection was launched in the year 2007, and kept its intrinsic values, consisting of modern classic Ingersoll Watches at fair prices and appealing styles.

It was a cool Cristimas Colection :D

So it is that time again summer has been and gone and winter is most definitely upon us. The UK is gripped by winter with snow and ice bringing the UK to a stand still, so with everyone stuck in doors trying to keep out of the treacherous conditions outside the last thing on anyone’s mind is heading down the high street to have a look a the range of watches available this year. Thankfully the internet is there to take the strain and make the shopping experience a lot easier for everyone and definitely a lot warmer.

The internet is such a massive resource, and with so many companies offering all sorts of men’s timepieces for sale it is hard to find the right brand to look at, never mind the right one to buy for a Christmas present this year. With so many companies selling watches online, trawling through all of these online watch retailers could be a job in itself. So here are a few of the best new Emporio Armani watches in the UK for Christmas 2010.

The Emporio Armani watch brand is much like the Emporio Armani clothes label it is a brand that is aspired to and is aspiration in itself although the price point of many of these men’s watches is much less than people would think.

Men’s Black Armani Watch

Looking for a watch on a leather strap then there are a lot of new Emporio Armani men’s watches that will be perfect with the likes of the AR0428 and the AR0429 2 of the picks of the bunch and both of these are less than £200.
If it is sports look then Armani watches have great this style as well, looking for a black dial chronograph watch then the AR0585 is a great watch. Looking for a white dial sports watch then the AR5859 is a great watch part of a new collection that has been launched by Emporio Armani this year.

The big styles of the year from Emporio Armani are their new collection of ceramic watches. The Ceramica range has changed the way in which Armani watches are viewed, for years the Armani label has been synonymous with high end couture fashion, this year’s ceramic watch collection adds this couture material to their range. The styles that have really made the Ceramica collection popular are the new sports chronographs the AR1400 and the AR1403, both black and white watches have been really popular in fashion watches. The launch of the ceramic collection by Emporio Armani is now making coloured watches popular in the prestige watch market. The best thing about these 2 styles is that although they are just under £500 which is a very high price for Emporio Armani watches, these watches are less than half the price of their competitors such as Rado and Channel J12.

Men love watches just as much as women love shoes and these watches are definitely some of the top watches available this year.

Article source: HotWach

Does Sport go with Armani?

Who says that Armani’s watches work or function only in the “classic” sense? There’s more to the brand’s line-up than a series of reflective silver and black pieces with Roman numerals.

Let’s take a quick look at a rather unusual watch: the AR5334. It’s interesting because it diverges from what we might traditionally consider an Armani watch to represent. This square watch isn’t meant to be paired with a suit and tie. Rather, it’s intended for active use. The company claims that it blends “sport with fashion.” Beyond the square case, the watch’s display is also digital. At the top of the dial, two letters symbolise the day of the week; the date is directly below this, followed by the time. The final piece in this data “stack” is the seconds counter.

A striking feature is the blue electroplating around the edge of the dial. It helps to differentiate the border of the dial from the rest of the case–a case constructed of black stainless steel. The case is somewhat smaller than normal: 39mm. Yet it’s robust; not only is there a two-year warranty included, but the case is water resistant to ten atmospheres. A black polyurethane strap emblazoned with the words “EMPORIO ARMANI” rounds out the aesthetics.

The AR5334 represents a more expensive investment in an “active” watch than would be the case with other, department store brands. But this is a watch for the cosmopolitan male, an individual his twenties or thirties living in the city, participating in a well-paid profession. This probable demographic will pay a premium for a watch that stands out and a name that resonates. Armani spells “prestige,” and the AR5334 is a watch that catches eyes and turns heads. Chances are, no one else at your gym has one.

Article source: TheWatchDepartment

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