What happens if you get a mechanical movement wet? What would a professional do to correct this issue and what are some things one could do at home?
What Can a Watchmaker Do?
When it comes to cars and watches, there's a definite link. For some brands (be it car or watch) that linkage can be a bit more tenuous, and may consist of a logo swap. For the folks over at Rebellion though, they're taking it to a whole different level. For starters, they've actually got a racing team - one that raced in the Le Mans Series Championship (2011) and FIA World Endurance Trophy for Privateers (2012). This means they're used to creating high-end, precision, lightweight components for their cars. From what I can see of their latest watch, it seems their horology follows in the same footsteps.
Wondering if you should change out your strap or bracelet, or wondering how? Check out a detailed article Ariel wrote a few years back, "Customize and Revitalize Your Watch With A New Strap Or Bracelet" »
Customers interested in a Big Bang Atomic D-38 watch will need to sign a series of legal disclosures including prohibitions from reselling the watch for restricted use as well as holding Hublot free from all manners of liability. Further, the watch is actually classified as nuclear waste material for legal purposes and the buyer agrees to handle it with due care according to relevant laws and regulations. Hublot admits that it was a legal and logistical headache not only to produce the watch, but also to consider selling it. Though in the end they feel that the hoops they will need customers to jump through in order to purchase the timepiece is just another variety of the luxury buying experience.
Génie 02 Terre technical specifications
One of the more interesting and boutique timepieces I got to review over the last year has been this meteorite-dialed version of the Bovet Amadeo Fleurier 43 watch. There is a lot to discuss and some interesting hidden features in what is a pretty cool watch if the style and price match your needs.