If you've read this blog for some time, you know that I will never miss out on covering a new Arnold & Son. The Nebula is, in short, gorgeous. The movement bridges (there are ten of them, in fact, compared to four in a normal watch) make up the dial, if you could even call it that. The openworked movement is highly visible and the intricate inner workings are put on display for the wearer. The name of the watch comes from the seven bridges radiating outward from the inner dial, which I suppose is supposed to suggest an exploding star. The watch is powered by two mainspring barrels (located at 10:30 and 1:30) that provide a 90-day power reserve. Despite the name and beautiful design, the watch is surprisingly affordable (relative to other watches, it's still rather expensive) coming in at $14,500 USD for the stainless steel version or $25,750 USD for the red gold version.
Oris' newest release, the Artelier Chronometer, Date (and yes the ", Date" is part of the name) is stylish, subtle, and classic. In fact, many of the watches found in the Artelier line feature these qualities. The new watch is 40mm in diameter and is slimmer than previous versions. Under the beautifully textured dial beats the Oris Calibre 737 (based on Sellita’s SW 200-1). The watch is available on either a brown leather strap or metal band. More information is below:
Automatic chronometer movement Oris Cal. 737, based on SW 200-1, with date at 6 o’clock
Multi-piece stainless steel case and stainless steel crown. Water resistant to 5 bar
Sapphire crystal domed on both sides with anti-reflective coating inside
Screwed stainless steel case back with see-through mineral crystal
Silver guilloche dial with applied rose gold plated indices. Rose gold plated hour and minute hands filled with Super-LumiNova®. Rose gold plated second hand
Dark brown leather strap with stainless steel folding clasp. Also available with stainless steel bracelet with butterfly folding clasp