So we’re, all getting a little sick of hearing about Rolex and Patek Phillipe, all the time sure they’re popular, but there’s. A wealth of watches beyond those two bestsellers that we’d, be missing out on if we didn’t go looking elsewhere.
So how about this then? The perfect three watch collection without a Rolex or a Patek Phillipe in sight, watch finder. The pre-owned watch specialist now available in France, Germany, Switzerland, USA and Hong Kong, so we can keep on making great watch videos.
I’d, really appreciate it. If you subscribed to the channel, if you already are it really does help? Thank you. If you aren’t familiar with No Mas, perhaps you are glass Souter, that’s, a little place in Germany, that’s akin to Geneva in Switzerland, home to the German watch industry and the great German watchmaker.
Our Alan’s on No Mas is a brand that’s, been working hard to live up to the extremely high reputation of the region and is the first choice for our alternative. Three watch collection. If you think this ahoy date, 551 looks a bit Bauhaus that’s because it is it, and indeed much of the No Mas collection is actually modeled.
On a 1940’s, watch from the manufacturer up the road, the source of inspiration that drove founder, roland Schwerner to start the business just two months after the fall of the Berlin Wall, shortness goal wasn’t to deliver the best of German watch making our lands honor was already all over that, but to deliver the best of German watch making at a reasonable, affordable price.
It took time and it took investment, a lot of investment over 15 million and it’s to the hoy date. We turn our attention to see if he actually managed it. What you get is a forty point. Three millimeter watch there’s.
Ten point: six millimeters thick has a nice big date is water-resistant to 200 meters and is driven by an in-house automatic caliber. The duw five one and one you can see the movement through the optional sapphire case back striped and polished, screws, blued and winding voter open worked.
It sounds like the perfect everyday watch. Well, sized nice and slim easy to read pleasant to look at not averse to a bit of water, and you get all that for the thumb of 3,500 pounds by combining legendary German efficiency with modern manufacturing techniques, whilst still maintaining tradition where it counts.
Swarna and Nomos have managed to achieve the dream of becoming Germany’s, best sensible, realistic, wash maker, and that’s. Why the avoid date is the first watch in the collection from Germany to Japan.
We take a trip to Grand Seco to get a lesson in how wash making is supposed to be done. Of course, most people would think of Switzerland when it comes to the best miniature tickers, but, despite being the epicenter of the course wash boom, the Japanese know a thing or two about making an exceptional mechanical movement before we get to that a little bit about the Watch that houses it first, the SB GJ 2.
1 3. We’ve, steered away from steel and into titanium an exotic material known for both is lightweight and its strength, because it feels so light. It’s not always popular, but for a unique experience, a chunky, solid sports watch that feels like it’s.
Barely there is perfect for an alternative collection. The SBG, j2 and threes 44 GS case is angled and polished. True to Grand psychos house style, giving a bright mirror finish to the darker gray of the titanium, an execution that’s unusual, to see on this material.
Making the appearance, distinct and unique you’ll, be pleased to know, then that, as it’s, actually an alloy of titanium, niobium and iron. It’s, substantially harder than steel keeping. Those lovely mirror finishes scratch-free for longer.
As reassuring as that, is it’s in the business end of this watch, the caliber 9s 86 that the real draw lies. It’s. What’s known as a high beat movement, a watch that takes more times per? Second, for higher precision and a smoother sweep your average movement gives you 8 ticks per second 28,800 per hour, but the 9s 86 bangs out another tune per second for 36,000 beats per hour, although you need a chronograph function to take advantage of that.
Tenth of a second accuracy versus the usual eighth of a second, the way the second hand glides around the dial, makes it more than worth its position. As the second watch in our collection, high beat movements must be a lot like buses, because here’s, another one right after the first.
These beats belong to zenith’s. El primero, a movement that’s, become famous for doing its duty in the 1988 Rolex Daytona. It’s. Quite a story with Rolex seeking to move to an automatic chronograph from the previous manually wound value 72, choosing the el primero and subsequently stripping it of many of its best features, including the elusive 10 beats per second.
But the Rolex story is not why this watch ends up as the third in our alternative collection. No, it in itself is a hugely impressive piece of engineering. Even if Rolex didn’t quite see it that way. Remember the Daytona ran with it from 88 all the way through to the new millennium, a movement that first saw action over 30 years prior and there’s, a good reason for that.
It’s, a movement built to such high standards that, despite its success, it actually bankrupted Zenith. It was designed and built by outright buying the best companies and the best minds in the business and bringing them all under one roof where products are manufactured.
With built-in obsolescence today, the el primero was designed to last for centuries. There aren’t many movements, this old still in active production today, and it’s, showing no signs of stopping anytime soon.
If the contemporary caliber for one-30 that resides in the Rolex Daytona today is like a fast road car, the el primero is a single-seat racer. There’s, 20 % more parts in there with some manufactured from tungsten carbide for additional robustness.
It’s, also 25 % faster thanks to that high beat movement, and this is in comparison to a movement developed over 30 years later. In all, there have been over 23 variants of the el primero, with the addition of a calender flyback mechanism and even one hundredth of a second capability and has featured not just in the Rolex, but in watches from the Bel Dunhill de boy.
Fe Tag Heuer, Panerai and Daniel Roth. It’s, a mainstay of the industry and has been for over half a century. To be honest, is the wash that belongs in every collection. There are watches, and there are watches – and these three that might not have otherwise got a look in – are some of the very best they may not all hail from.
Switzerland may not wear the pointed crown or the Calatrava cross, but their significance and contribution to watch making as a whole is every bit as important. A collection, doesn’t need to be mainstream to be special.
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