The black on the hands and indexes contrast well with the gray color dial, and are also lume covered to glow in the dark - pretty well. They come with a rubber strap or a synthetic fabric material strap also in gray. Aside from the concrete gray look of the watches and the fact that they are part of a limited edition, there isn't much new to tell. There will only be 500 made of each, and I am sure they will demand a bit of a premium over the non limited models. Now for the obligatory Commando movie poster shot to go with the Bell & Ross Commando watches.
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The movement is the Cuervo y Sobrinos 3050 Calibre movement based on an automatic Valjoux 7750. The movement modifications include a periphery date, removal of the day of the week, and a moon phase indicator dial. at 3 o'clock. That leaves the movement with the 12 hour chronograph. Even though the movement is a Valjoux 7750, the modifications and nature of the watch are appropriate for a watch of this price. We are talking about a pretty large watch case at 45mm wide, which is about as big as you can get and still look good on most wrists. That is sort of the point when it comes to a watch like this. Loud and proud is the major theme. Use of gold and bronze tones, as well and the blacks with a hint of blue in the moonphase are perfect to setting the tone, and I wholly enjoy the images that looking at the watch inspire in my mind. The watch issues a two tone rubber strap to attach to your wrist with a titanium buckle. The top is black rubber, while the bottom is light gray rubber, with gold stitching.
I think that just posting the images of this special one-off watch probably says enough. What else can I say? An intensely decorated movement made to look like an underwater scene. Not just that, but the actually movement itself is made to look like the sea floor. Simply amazing. The best part is that this is not just some concept or a piece of art. This will be placed in a real working watch. But probably just one. This movement is called the ImmenSEAty (clever right) and was created by young watchmaker Gabriel Salgado de Arce.
This watch was part of a project at the Confrerie Horlogere, which is a new arm of BNB Concept. I don’t know a lot about this new part of BNB Concept. Their website is still new and wasn’t totally live the last time I checked. It has something to do with young watchmakers, though the video below tells you more. The early output from the Confrerie Horlogere has been impressive though, but this ocean themed movement is my favorite. One of the most amazing aspects of the movement is the level of micro detail. Almost every square millimeter is covered with engravings and decoration. Whether it is a small sea star or shark, you can’t help but pay close attention to each scene on the surface. I can’t wait to see what the front of the watch will look like. While it is hard to tell, the movement is a tourbillion with a few interesting complications. In addition to showing the time on Earth, the watch shows the time of three other planets; Uranus, Neptune, and Saturn. Of course these planets do not have 24 hour days, so the time is amended for them. I look forward to seeing how this is displayed. The watch also has a power reserve indicator and is (of course) manually wound.
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