One could say its true that for men, jewelry is all about a man’s wedding band, and his wristwatch. The world of jewelry caters mostly to women, and the world of watches caters mostly to men. Yet we should not forget that wristwatches began as an item for women, and it was not until WWI, that wristwatches became an item for me. So here we are in the 21st century now, and things are changing. Women’s watches were mostly a fashion statement before, but now women are having watches made for them that are quite technical in nature. One watchmaker that is making strides in that area, is Franck Dubarry. The firm has announced its Crazy Wheel Ladies Watch, and it is a jewel laden beast of a mechanism sporting a 360 degree in house flying watch movement.
The firm had already impressed the world with its amazing and interesting Crazy Wheel Men’s watch collection, and the company is using many of its brilliant ideas in the making of the Ladies watch collection. at this time, four variants are being offered, and all four having the same basic core design. This new Crazy Wheel has a case that measures in at 43 millimeters in diameter, and that gives a 50 millimeter lug to lug measurement. The material is titanium, and is very lightweight. There are 36 diamonds set around the titanium bezel, and they look striking. The dials being offered are a choice of mother of pearl, a circular brush finish, a dial with engravings, or an engine turned finishing. Along with those choices is a variety of styles and colors to choose from. The watch come with the strap made of rubber with a crocodile print. It is known as the Elastogator strap, and it is super cool. The crystal is made of the finest sapphire, and the watch can bear 100 meters of depth under water.
The name of this watch correctly implies that the timepiece has been designed around its amazing movement. In this Crazy Wheel Watch, the company has used the CW01 automatic caliber. It was developed in house by Dubarry. The movement comes with 33 jewels, and has a frequency of 4Hz, or 28,800 bph. The movement offers a power reserve of 38 hours, and has the following exciting feature. The movement has a flying bridge. The differential has the hour remaining in a fixed position, and the skeleton dial permits the owner to view all of it in action from a front row seat.
It is simply amazing to behold. Sure it’s true that this watch offers many of the things that are expected in a woman’s watch. Mother of pearl, precious gemstones, and so on. However this watch offers mechanical amazement to the mix, and is basically a giant compared to other watches made for women. at 43 millimeters, this watch makes a statement that cannot be ignored. Too many time a woman’s watch has its quartz movement, and its petite stature physically. It is as if the watch was made to show of some jewelry. Not this watch. this is a mechanical watch that makes itself seen, and is not the least bit mechanically passive. More can be learned at franckdubarry.com, and thank you for reading my article.