The Luminor 1950 Tourbillion is one of the most unique watches on the market. Built as an homage to Galileo Galilei, one of the most important figures in the history of the human kind, this watch shows not only the time, but also comes with multiple functions such as the power reserve indicator on the back and more. This is by far however, the least innovative thing about this model.
- Direct Metal Laser Sintering
This new technology was built with the purpose of reducing the weight of the case. We all know how much weight can influence a watch, which is why the Luminor 1950 was built using a 3D printer. The printer used powdered titanium and created layers of 0.02 millimeters each. Then, each layer was placed on top of each other, thus developing the structure you see now. This makes the entire watch much lighter and much easier to be carrier around. According to the official website, the new Luminor 1950 is around 35% lighter than previous models.
- The Skeletonized Look
One of the most interesting things about the Luminor 1950 is the skeletonized look which allows the user to see the mechanism behind the watch. No longer is the principle behind the watch hidden, everything is presented clearly and without any covers. The look also contributes to the light weight of the watch because the skeletonized pieces are no longer as heavy as in previous models. On top of that, the look is also rather unique.
- The Alligator Strap
The Alligator Strap is a great addition to this model because it perfectly complements the titanium pieces of the watch, while also being resistant to time. The official instructions recommend that you wash the strap and leave it somewhere to dry, but not on hot surfaces or in direct sun-rays because they may damage the straps. They must be left to dry for long periods of time, on their own, in order for the strap to last for a very long time.
On top of all these great new additions, the Luminor 1950 is water resistant, it comes with many functions that make it unique and it comes with a night view functions that makes the Arabic numbers stand out in a luminescent manner so that the numbers are easier to read in the dark. The Luminor 1950 is more than a fancy watch, it is an innovation, one that is bound to last for years to come.
Cartier is a century old brand that has become synonymous with high quality precision watch making. The French brand has created some of the most memorable watch collections that have greatly appreciated in value and have, in time, become a popular icon, represented and mentioned in movies, music and literature. Louis Cartier, the man behind this legendary brand is famed for being one of the pioneers of the wristwatch. While Cartier didn’t invent the wristwatch as many people erroneously consider, the brand did play a huge part in its success, popularizing it throughout the world with the help of its amazing technology and design.
The Cartier Tortue XXL is a stunning new addition to the Cartier collection of watches. This beautiful watch boasts a traditional Cartier design as well as a unique dial which adds a note of modernism, distinction and class to this beautiful timepiece.
The Tortue XXL boasts a mechanical movement with automatic winding, making it extremely durable and reliable, as well as a giving it a timeless quality which will only make it grow in value over time. The case is made from 18 karat white gold which also comes with an octagonal crown bejeweled with a sapphire. The case is quite elegant; combining the very best of the traditional Cartier design with a durable exterior that will ensure your watch will look spotless for years to come.
The watch also impresses through its traditional guilloche dial, one of the brand’s trademarks. Other details such as the openwork grid give the watch a pleasant sense of depth and sophistication while the silver detailing has a sunray effect to give even more detail. Other elements of the watch face are the black Roman numerals and the blue ocean map which in combination with the silvered dial creates the most visible element which is an opened plan map of the world.
The Tortue also comes with a black alligator leather strap and an adjustable folding buckle which is made from the same 18 karat white gold of the watch case. Among the watch’s many functions you will find a time zone complication with a specially designed cities disk which indicates time according to the summer, winter time or day and night reference.
The watch is 45 mm in diameter with a total of 287 parts 27 of which are jewels. It is water resistant for up to 100 feet or 30 meters and has a sapphire crystal and case back for extra durability and protection.