Archive for the ‘Gents Watches’ Category

This two part series of the strange and wonderful watch designs that The Watch Spy loves starts with four bold manufacturers that use their technical prowess to find new, innovative, and often downright audacious methods to indicate the hours, minutes, and occasionally even other functions.

Let us start with the first four of our favourite designs….enjoy

hytH1

HYT’s H1 does away with the hour hand, instead indicating the hour by means of a green liquid that flows through a tube along the edge of the dial. This unconventional watch is famous for being powered by a system of bellows used to pump the liquid forward. For more info visit HYT

Christophe_Claret_X-TREM

Christophe Claret’s X-TREM-1 features a tourbillon and uses magnetic fields to create the illusion of hour and minute indicators floating through the air. Two small steel spheres – hollowed to make them lighter – are encased within two sapphire tubes placed to the right and left of the caseband and controlled by precision magnetic fields generated by two miniature magnets moved by cables. The position of each sphere indicates the hour and minute. For more info visit Christophe Claret

UlysseNardinfreak

Ulysse Nardin’s Freak Diavolo tells the time via “hands” which are really parts of the watch’s movement, with a flying tourbillon indicating the seconds. To set the time, one has to rotate the bezel rather than setting the “hands” via a crown. For more info visit Ulysse Nardin

UR_210

As expected form Urwerk, the unconventional brand’s UR-210 “Maltese Falcon,” eschews traditional hands for a set of rotating “satellites” to indicate the time. The watch also contains an “efficiency indicator,” which indicates winding efficiency. For more info visit Urwerk

Stay tuned for PART TWO, where we will show you even more ways to stand out from the crowd.

Stainless steel pre-owned 2007 automatic gentleman’s Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean (Ref 2200.50.00), black dial with lume batons, seconds hand with orange point and lume, date aperture positioned at three o’clock, dial bordered by a minute track, directional black bezel with minute markers going to 15 minutes and pearl lume, domed sapphire crystal, Omega branded crown, Helium escape valve outside at 10 o’clock, Stainless steel case fitted with Glycine silicone diver’s strap. The original Omega stainless steel bracelet with deployment clasp and diver’s extension is also supplied with the watch.

  • Case width 45.5mm (excluding crown)
  • Black Dial with Date
  • Calibre 2500 Automatic Movement (Co-axial)
  • Rotating Black Bezel
  • Stainless Steel Case
  • Sapphire Crystal
  • Glycine Diver’s Strap
  • Original Omega Stainless Steel Bracelet
  • Continuous Seconds Hand
  • Sealed Seahorse Case (screw-down)
  • Condition 9.5/10
  • Original Omega box, Pictogram Card, Chronometer Certificate and International Warranty Card
  • Omega Instruction Book
  • Omega warranty until January 2016

This watch is on sale at £2995 including an Omega warranty

For more information please contact The Watch Spy on 01892 506970 or email sales@thewatchspy.net

A stainless steel pre-owned gentleman’s 2003 Rolex Sea Dweller Submariner 16600 automatic wrist watch, black dial with luminescent hourly dot, baton and chevron markers, date aperture to three o’clock, black rotating bezel, tonneau-shaped case fitted to a brushed stainless steel finish Oyster bracelet with flip-lock clasp.

  • Case width 40mm (excluding crown)
  • Black Dial
  • Helium Valve
  • Screw-down Crown
  • Sapphire Crystal
  • Automatic Movement
  • Black Rotating Bezel
  • Stainless Steel Case
  • Stainless Steel Oyster Bracelet
  • Flip-lock Clasp
  • Condition 9.5/10
  • Supplied with Rolex box (inner and outer), instruction books, tags, leather wallet, anchor and original Rolex certificate

This watch is now SOLD!

For more information please contact The Watch Spy on 01892 506970 or email sales@thewatchspy.net

A stainless steel pre-owned gentleman’s 2011 Rolex Submariner 116610 LN automatic wrist watch, black dial with luminescent hourly dot, baton and chevron markers, date aperture to three o’clock, green ceramic rotating bezel, tonneau-shaped case fitted to a brushed finish stainless steel Oyster bracelet with Glidelock clasp.

  • Case width 40mm (excluding crown)
  • Black ‘Maxi’ Dial
  • Chromalight Display
  • Sapphire Crystal
  • Automatic Movement
  • Black Ceramic Rotating Bezel
  • Stainless Steel Case
  • Screw-down Crown
  • Stainless Steel Oyster Bracelet
  • Glidelock Clasp
  • Condition 9.5/10
  • Supplied with original Rolex box, instructions and original Rolex warranty card

This watch is on sale at £5250 including a 12 month warranty

For more information please contact The Watch Spy on 01892 506970 or email sales@thewatchspy.net

Stainless steel pre-owned 2010 automatic gentleman’s Omega Speedmaster Broad Arrow 1957 Chronograph, Ref  321.12.42.50.01.001, black dial with hourly applied silvered batons, ‘broad arrow’ hour and minute hands, date aperture positioned to six o’clock, bordered by a minute track, tachymetre, tonneau shaped case, fitted to a steel link bracelet with folding clasp. Also includes a brand new authentic, unworn Omega brown leather strap.

  • Case width 42mm (excluding crown)
  • Black Dial with Date
  • Calibre 3313 Automatic Movement (Co-axial)
  • Tachymetre Scale
  • Stainless Steel Case
  • Stainless Steel Bracelet
  • Original Omega Brown Leather Strap
  • Continuous Small Seconds Hands
  • 30-minute Recorder
  • 12-hour Recorder
  • Sapphire Crystal
  • Transparent Case Back
  • Condition 9.5/10
  • Original Omega box, Pictogram Card, Chronometer Certificate and Warranty Card
  • Omega Instruction Book
  • Spare Links

This watch is now SOLD!

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Stainless steel automatic UK-supplied 2012 pre-owned gentleman’s IWC Portuguese IWC371438 Chronograph, black dial with two sub-dials displaying 30-minute and 60-second counters, Arabic numeral hour markers, silver-tone chronograph hand, dial bordered with minute markers at outer rim, stopwatch function, stainless steel case, black IWC alligator leather strap with pin buckle.

  • Case width 40.9mm (excluding crown)
  • Case height 12.3 mm
  • Black dial with two Sub-dials
  • 60-second Counter
  • 30-minute Counter
  • Stopwatch Function
  • Two Stainless Steel Pushers
  • Fixed stainless steel Bezel
  • Calibre 79350 Automatic Movement
  • 44 hour Power Reserve
  • Sapphire Crystal (convex, anti-reflective both sides))
  • Stainless Steel Case
  • Original IWC Black Alligator Leather Strap
  • Condition 9.5/10
  • Supplied with Original IWC Box, International Warranty Card and Instruction Booklet

This watch is now SOLD!

For more information please contact  The Watch Spy on 01892 506970 or email sales@thewatchspy.net

A stainless steel pre-owned gentleman’s 2008 Rolex Submariner 16610 LV ’50th Anniversary’ automatic wrist watch, black dial with luminescent hourly dot, baton and chevron markers, date aperture to three o’clock, green rotating bezel, tonneau-shaped case fitted to a brushed finish Oyster bracelet with flip-lock clasp.

  • Case width 40mm (excluding crown)
  • Black ‘Maxi’ Dial
  • Sapphire Crystal
  • Automatic Movement
  • Green Rotating Bezel
  • Stainless Steel Case
  • Stainless Steel Oyster Bracelet
  • Spare link
  • Flip-lock Clasp
  • Condition 9.5/10
  • Supplied with Rolex box, original warranty card, green leather wallet, instruction booklet and cleaning cloth

This watch is now SOLD!

For more information please contact The Watch Spy on 01892 506970 or email sales@thewatchspy.net