Zegg & Cerlati have a few retails stores mostly in Monaco (where they are based). In addition to carrying a range of other brands (including Hublot of course), they also offer their own line of watches and jewelry. They only have one watch right now that comes in a range of styles (in different colors of gold and amounts of diamonds). It is called the Place du Casino. I think it is for women - hard to tell. Place du Casino is a super Monte Carlo name... and right there on the dial "Monte Carlo" is spelled out. I think you can use this watch as gambling currency in their casinos.
Speaking of the minute repeater, the mechanism in the King Power Cathedral Gong Tourbillon (name has a little ring to it - no pun intended) uses two gongs located on the rear of the watch above the carbon fibre bridges. These sound out two different notes which enable the time to be sounded out in order of hours, quarter-hours, and minutes. The sound generated is still quite warm and loud, and can be heard very well in the video review attached to this artice. It's not the world's first titanium cased minute repeater (The Jaeger LeCoultre Master Minute Repeater might be), and I am impressed by the sound it generated. Also impressive is the mechanism used to fire up the repeater. The black kevlar 'ear' located on the left hand side of the watch case slides upwards from 9 o'clock to 11 o'clock and activates the minute repeater. Very stealth, and more importantly it keeps the case shape free from further clutter.
The 302 sells directly from Uniform Wares for £620 (roughly 5) which includes VAT. Buyers outside of the EU will pay £517 which, given the current exchange, will be 0 USD. There is no disputing the fact that for a simple quartz chronograph, the 302 series is on the pricey side, but I don't think this is a watch which one buys for its features or internal technology. Uniform Wares is a brand with a distinctive and recognizable style that is more important to their clients than the watches technical attributes (many of their watches do not feature a seconds hand, for example). Fans of minimal and modern design will likely overlook the quartz movement as the 302 Series will speak to their sense of style and contemporary taste. While I still prefer the simple two-handedness of the 250 Series, I can appreciate the successful design of the 302 which promotes legibility, practicality and the simplicity of a quartz movement.
The bezel is designed after diving watch bezels from the 1950s. Usually a watch like this would have a tachymeter style bezel, and I am glad that it does not. Unfortunately, the dive-style bezel is only for looks and to give another hour/minute scale. It does not rotate. That isn't a really big deal, but having a moving bezel would have been amazing in my opinion. Dial legibility is really good and hands are all the right length. Inside of the watch is a Swiss ETA 2894 automatic chronograph movement. Bell & Ross retains the date, but removes the 12 hour counter to make it a bi-compax chronograph measuring up to 30 minutes. It is a very clean and attractive dial that for me looks perfect in black (other non "Sport" versions of similar watches have the dial in silver as well). On the rear of the watch is an exhibition caseback window.
Written by James Stacey
Hamilton Ventura XXL Watch In Men In Black III
You can see the movement through the sapphire crystal exhibition caseback on the rear of the watch. Thankfully the mechanical movement is an automatic and has a very attractive 18k rose gold rotor. Further, the in-house made caliber 25JD movement has a power reserve of a full seven days. The design and decor of the movement is also quite lovely. I don't think that Jaquet Droz will have much problem moving these nice timepieces in their stores. Despite having a petite seconds, this JD Tourbillon is a "Grande" looker.
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Aside from some branding and a signature complication, there is very little to tell you that this watch comes from the Maitres du Temps brand. Compare it for example to the Chapter One watch here. OK, OK, they are both in gold and have Roman numerals on the dial. The signature Maitres du Temps complication as of now is not really a complication, but more a feature. Each piece in the brand's collection so far has used rollers. On the Chapter Three Reveal (I am just going to say Chapter Three), they are used for a day/night indicator and second time zone indicator.