BVLGARI BVLGARI Chrono Automatic Men’s Watch BB42WGLDCH Review

Written by: Cathy Tenzo.

Are you looking for a watch that makes a statement, all while looking sophisticated and sporty? Look no further than the BVLGARI BVLGARI  Chrono Automatic Men’s Watch BB42WGLDCH. This luxury timepiece features the iconic double logo engraved on the bezel, a fashion instituted by BVLGARI, and much imitated by other luxury watchmakers.

 

 

Features include:

  • 18 kt yellow gold case
  • White dial accented with the “clou de Paris” treatment
  • 3 dials displaying hours, minutes, and seconds
  • Date window
  • Alligator watchband with gold buckle
  • Sapphire, scratch-resistant crystal
  • Waterproof to 30 meters (100 feet)
  • 42-hour power reserve
  • Chronograph automatic movement
  • Made in Switzerland with the highest Swiss watchmaking standards
  • Retails for $19,100

The BVLGARI BVLGARI Chrono Automatic Men’s Watch is a solid timepiece, made of high-quality materials, to the highest standards. The bezel has an attractive two-toned ring, with part of the lettering highlighted by a black background. The dial is decorated with an elegant and very masculine background pattern known as the “clou de Paris” treatment. For those of you who don’t speak jewelry design language, that means a repeat of many small pyramids, which helps to keep the watch face from appearing too fussy or feminine. The band is made of alligator leather, and three small dials are arranged across the bottom half of the timepiece to display the hours, minutes and seconds for those of you who are particularly detail-oriented. It’s even waterproof to 100 feet.

This watch would be a great option for the man who wants to sport a recognized luxury brand on his wrist with a little extra functionality. Since BVLGARI has its origins as a jeweler, the watch makes a bold statement both as a piece of jewelry and as a timepiece. The company works with Swiss watchmakers to make sure that the watch isn’t just a pretty object but also functions as a precision instrument. That said, the watch is a little flashy. Some reviewers of BVLGARI watches have claimed that the designs are a little vulgar, but this is a matter of personal style.

The three dials are fun and useful, but some users may find that they clutter the display.  BVLGARI’s got you covered–if you like this design but wish the dials weren’t there, you can get the BVLGARI BVLGARI Chrono BB42WGLDAUTO. If you’d prefer something with a little more contrast but love the dials, you can get the BVLGARI BVLGARI Chrono Automatic Men’s Watch BBP42BPGLDCH, which has a black dial and a pink gold case. A man makes a very personal fashion statement with his wristwatch, and only he can decide what he wants that statement to be. That said, this is a very expensive statement to make. The watch retails for $19,100, so a man who likes this kind of watch but cannot afford it can get a similar watch in the Fossil Ansel Men’s Leather Watch Brown FS4639 which retails for $135. It has a faux crocodile leather band, and a gunmetal finish, but the design is very similar to the BVLGARI watch at a significant savings.

Pros:

  • Heavy, like a Rolex, so it’s substantial
  • Well-made, with Swiss precision
  • Recognized status symbol
  • Iconic design
  • Waterproof to 100 feet

Cons:

  • Heavy, like a Rolex, so it may take some getting used to
  • Expensive
  • Often counterfeited, so people may assume that yours is not the real thing (note that genuine watches have unique serial numbers registered with BVLGARI)
  • Watch face can be hard to read with so many dials and displays

The BVLGARI BVLGARI Chrono Automatic Men’s Watch BB42WGLDCH is an investment, but so is any fine piece of jewelry. When you buy it, you can feel comfortable that you will get a high-quality timepiece that will accent your look and serve you for years to come.

BVLGARI BVLGARI Automatic Men’s Watch BB38WSSDAUTO/N Review

Written by: Cathy Tenzo

BVLGARI is an Italian jewelry company that has made a name for itself making eye-catching watches that perform with Swiss precision. The BVLGARI BVLGARI Automatic Men’s Watch BB38WSSDAUTO/N is a particularly fine example of the line. Its shiny metallic elegance gives it modern flair while avoiding gaudiness.

Features:

  • Automatic movement
  • White dial with “clou de Paris” treatment
  • Date display
  • Sapphire, scratch-resistant crystal
  • Stainless steel case, with a highly-polished bracelet finish
  • Adjustable bracelet, with a hidden folding clasp
  • 30 meter (99 feet) water resistance
  • List Price: $5,200

The BVLGARI BVLGARI Automatic Men’s Watch BB38WSSDAUTO/N is a solid luxury watch with an automatic movement, a sturdy metal strap, and an adjustable band. BVLGARI watches get excellent ratings for their Swiss mechanics, and the aesthetics are pretty pleasing here, too. The watch is elegant in its simplicity. The face has a small date display window, but the dial is otherwise uncluttered by extraneous readouts. The bezel has the iconic double name engraved around it, with a black highlight that stretches halfway around the dial. Except for the small black accent, the watch is otherwise shiny stainless steel, which gives it a very unified look. The white watch face adds to the cool splendor of the display, and the tiny pyramids of the “clou de Paris” pattern give the face a subtle visual texture that adds an extra layer of masculine sophistication. While the display is long on design, it’s short on visual readouts. The timepiece gives you the date and the time, and it looks fabulous while doing it. Sometimes that’s all you need.

This watch would be great for the man who wants a stunning accent piece that will go with everything, and the metal band should make it resistant to everyday wear and tear. The watch is water resistant to 100 feet, so you shouldn’t need to worry if you get caught out in the rain. That said, some men will prefer a watch that shows more data. If you’re one of them, you might prefer the BVLGARI BVLGARI Chrono Automatic Men’s Watch BB42WSSDCH which is very similar, but which adds three dials to the display for hours, minutes, and seconds. If you like the look but not the price, one alternative might be the Fossil Ansel Stainless Steel Men’s Watch FS4683. It’s not nearly as elegant, but you’d get a similar stainless steel look and you’d save over $5,000.

The BVLGARI BVLGARI Automatic Men’s Watch BB38WSSDAUTO/N is a great investment in style and quality, but one watch can not be all things to all men, and this model is no exception. Some men will prefer to have more dials, and although the watch should be fairly sturdy, it’s pretty heavy, like all quality metal watches. You might want to wear a cheap model while you play racquetball and put this on for cocktails afterwards. This watch will be an investment in style that will enhance your look and image wherever you go, and keep you on time, too. What more can a man ask?

Cartier’s Newest Flying Tourbillion Watch

Cartier Flying Tourbillion Watch
Cartier’s Flying Tourbillion Watch

Cartier watches has outdone itself again in 2012 with its released of new watches for the year. This line-up of spectacular timepieces is sure to impress anyone who witnesses them.
At the beginning of each year, watch manufacturers expose the public to the newest innovations and most interesting changes in their watch collections. Cartier has blown the competition out of the water with the releases for the 2012 season.
The most intriguing watch put out by Cartier so far this year has been the Rotonde De Cartier Flying Tourbillion Watch. This watch has a magnificent look to it, keeping with the style of all Cartier watches. Cartier has always been know for its inventive style and the watches for 2012 keep that tradition going.
Cartier puts care and the utmost quality into every timepiece they craft. The Rotonde De Cartier Flying Tourbillion Watch parallels that idea. The line is limited to only 100 timepieces produced. It is sure to be a hot commodity wherever it is sold.
The frame of the watch is in the famous flying tourbillion skeleton style with the dial having hallow parts which give the watch a unique style that will be all the rave amongst your friends. The case is made of 18k pink gold to accentuate the features of this tremendous timepiece. The Rotonde De Cartier Flying Tourbillion also features sword-shaped hands made from blue-steel and a double adjustable deployment buckle in 18k pink gold to help keep this magnificent piece of craftsmanship on the wrist.
This timepiece has everything a watch lover needs, unique artistry and reliable time keeping. Cartier has always been know for putting out a superb product and this Rotonde De Cartier Flying Tourbillion is no exception. Even the skeleton design on the dial has this watch exuding elegance and top of the line material and craftsmanship.

Tourbillion of New Cartier Rotonde Watch
The “Flying Tourbillion” of the Cartier Rotonde Watch

Cartier has been a symbol of fine timepieces since 1847 when the founder Louis-Francois Cartier took over a jewelry shop and began making luxury watches. The first big splash Cartier made was a sell to Princess Mathilde, niece of Napoleon I. The watch manufacturer never looked back. The watch company has been expanding its product ever since the first timepiece was completed. Today, Cartier is an international sensation selling luxury timepieces in over 15 countries.

Glam Rock Expands Sales to Middle East

Watches by Glam Rock
Watch Designs by Glam Rock

Star studded watch manufacturer Glam Rock became the latest luxury watch maker to hit the shores of United Arab Emirates. The celebrity focused watch maker is beginning to make its mark throughout the world after conquering the market in the Unite States.

Glam Rock burst on to the scene in 2005 with an extravagant array of timepieces for anyone who has a fine palate for watches. These watches, from the newly formed luxury timepiece manufacturer, have become a powerhouse in the industry gaining fame through celebrity endorsements.

Since its inception, Glam Rock has been producing the highest quality watches for those in show business and others with less bankroll. With the expansion to Demas shops in the United Arab Emirates, Glam Rock is becoming an internationally recognized symbol of fashion. The Glam Rock watches are now available in over 30 countries, making them a world wide timepiece. They are transcending their moniker of watch designer and becoming a force to be reckoned with in the fashion world.

Now the Glam Rock product has exploded into an international phenomenon. The watches range from a cool $1000 up to $18,000 with just about any price in between. Glam Rock has found their niche among celebrities. Television personality Kim Kardashian came out with her own watch to add to the Glam Rock line. Other celebs such as 50 Cent and Brittany Spears have their own watch through Glam Rock. These watches are available for purchase through the company’s website.

Kim Kardashian with Glam Rock Watch
Kim Kardashian sitting with her personally designed Glam Rock Watch.

Each of the Glam Rock watches has its a unique flare. From elegant Glam Rock collections such as Sobe and Miami to more male oriented collection lines like Monogram and Racetrack, there is a Glam Rock watch for anyone and any occasion. The celebrity watches all have their own different feel and design, each turning out an authentic Glam Rock feel through the dial and strap.

With the Glam Rock website you can mix and match watch dials and straps to create that magnetic timepiece that will always turn heads. This can make any watch Glam Rock offers your own style and unique to your characteristics. Now the luxury watch designer is continuing to expand its product and pursuing more celebrity endorsements as their product grows. The move to the United Arab Emirates is just another step in a global Glam Rock presence.

Guns and Glory Pt 2: Men’s Watches Fashioned Around Gunmetal, Smoke, Grey

Back again for part two of Guns and Glory. As we learned last time, the transition between the seasons is all about gunmetal, smoke and greyed-out styles for men’s fashions after a Christmas full of bright colors. Last time we talked about Emporio Armani and Zodiac and today, we’ll finish up with Diesel and Fossil’s color-accommodating watch selections.

Diesel

Famous for blazing their own path toward a trend of super oversized faces and bright, ostentatious colors, Diesel dials it down a bit during the grey streak with a few offerings of gunmetal that will cause any passer-by to look twice. 

Diesel Gunmetal Selection

The style on the far left features a matte gunmetal ion-plated stainless steel bracelet and huge 56mm case, complete with a nine o’clock swing arm LED pusher that activates the backlit accents at six and 12 o’clock, and a three sub-dial chronograph and a date window set in a backdrop of matte grey.

Probably the smallest face Diesel will ever make, the middle selection is still a striking 49mm complete with a stainless steel brushed ion-plated gunmetal case and bracelet. A sun ray three-dial chronograph is set in a textured grey backdrop that also highlights applied stick indexes, 12 and six o’clock numerals and a date window.

Finally, Diesel did a subdued remix of their biggest and brightest style that’s so big, you could set three different time zones on it. The style on the far right features a huge chronograph that steals the focus from the other two analog dials. Complete with a 66mm case and bracelet in ion-plated gunmetal, this piece has two pushers to control the chronograph and the digital dial, and two crowns to set the other two analog faces nestled in a knurled black backdrop. With so much going on, it’s hard to tell that there’s even a date window available, but it’s there. And this watch is even water-resistant up to 50 meters, meaning this thing could probably swim better than you, and in three different time zones.

 

Fossil

Built with all authenticity, Fossil sometimes sets trends for other, more expensive brands to follow. In keeping with the seasonal transition, Fossil offers a few great styles that pair that palatable grey tone and a sleek professionalism that can accommodate any style of dress.

Fossil Gunmetal Selections

Fossil brings a pop of color to the otherwise muted grey with the Machine watch. Featuring a machinated blue ion-plated top ring, this style highlights a three-dial chronograph against a gunmetal backdrop that accentuates white-tipped indexes and hands. The stainless steel case is connected to an aluminum-reinforced silicone band that’s sporty and sleek and able to be worn anywhere with anything.

The new Nate style might be inspired by Diesel, with an oversized 50mm brushed stainless steel, ion-plated gunmetal case and bracelet. The woodgrain-inspired dial is so big that you hardly recognize the chronograph in the middle, but it certainly highlights the gunmetal indices and numeral 12, nine, six and three and even includes a small date window. This style has huge lugs, fingertip pushers and crown, and white and red hands that definitely pop against the wooden background.

And for the classic lover that still wants a bit of mystery and sport, the left style features the versatility of ion-plated gunmetal case and multi-link bracelet, complete with housing around the crown. Set against a matte grey dial is the chronograph, indexes and hands, all highlighted in silver for a fresh clean pop that’s sure to mesh well with suits and casual wear.