Relative and chronometric absolute dating techniques
A traditional analogue display watch offers superior function and efficiency that a digital display doesn’t have a chance of matching.The key to its advantage in functionality is displaying only the necessary information when called upon.An ultra reliable Swiss made quartz movement with calendar and second hand add some utility to the design.Threaded crown/case back, rotating timer bezel and locking buckle are features this dressy model retains alongside its pure sport siblings.The Calibre S movement is proprietary technology reserved only for use as a premium quartz movement and only on Tag Heuer products.The case and bracelet are showing evidence of only minor use in the form of some small scratches and scuffs but overall it is in excellent condition. Since 1830 Baume & Mercier have been creating high quality watches in Switzerland.Casual and sporty watches have their place but a pretty jewellery watch offers the sort of look that certain occasions require.A watch like the B & M Diamant MOA08738 shows dressy versatility with rich 18 karat yellow gold and stainless steel, high quality twinkling diamond hour markers against a background of natural mother of pearl.
Consider the Calibre S consists of 230 components (most quartz have around 40), it has 5 different bi-directional motors, each driving 4 gear sets which is far more than in a mechanical watch.It comes complete with everything as delivered from the factory except the setting instructions, but that’s what You Tube instructional videos are for.The Link models have always been positioned as the upscale Tag Heuer.The curved synthetic sapphire crystal is super scratch resistant and highly refractive when viewed off axis adding to the luxurious design. It was given as a retirement presentation gift but was never used.Purchased in Toronto at BIRKS, it comes complete with all the original packaging, instructions, endorsed warranty card and a 2 year extended guarantee valid until June 2020. The white mother of pearl dial provides good contrast with the faceted tapered hands.Included with purchase is a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty and a Tag Heuer presentation box, warranty card and even the original receipt of purchase. By the late 1800s and early 1900s the company had earned a reputation for making some very complicated watches, including minute repeaters that chimed out the time in a sonorous fashion that defied the size of the watch.Chronographs with calendars and tourbillon equipped escapements were other specialties of Baume & Mercier.Smooth and easy to wear has always been the attraction.Even the way the links are constructed is innovative.Instead you get a thin highly polished bezel embossed with a tachymetre scale indexed from 400 to 60 units per hour.An anti glare treated sapphire crystal keeps the view of the black dial clear and legible.