Aerowatch Les Grandes Classiques Automatic – A 60947 AA01

Baselworld 2012: Aerowatch, a brand I do not really know much about — is set to unveil an appealing — and comparatively affordable — skeleton watch this week in Basel. If you are a fan of skeletonized watches like that I am, this is one to test out. The visual impact is quite compelling. The watch is powered with a manual wind Unitas 6498 caliber (42-hour power book). Fitted on a black leather strap with black PVD steel buckle. Priced at a relatively small $3,280. Have a look at the Aerowatch website…you may like what you see…. Great job Aerowatch.Transparency is just one of those buzz words today, transparency in politics, business, health… and the exact same is true in watches, where celebrity watches are becoming increasingly more popular. The Aerowatch Renaissance Orange Tornado (shown on the left) is a growth on the Renaissance series manufactured in 2009 (on the right, Renaissance Big Mechanical Skeleton), and its own big PVD-coated 45-mm case frames a movement in which the skeletonization has made a series of circular waves emanating outwards in the balance. The whole gear train is available to see, and you can even glimpse the mechanism which couples and disengages the crown for time adjustment. You can see the balance spring at the top, and the amount of tightness of the spring may be used to estimate the power reserve. When the watch is running, the balance and the tiny seconds at 6 o’clock provide a constant awareness of motion. Hands and hour markers are orange (they have some SuperLuminova for night-time visibility), and these organize with all the orange stitching on the ring. The straps have curved spring pubs, improving the joint between case and strap. read more