Favorite Men's Watch

Mayweather May Be Hated by Many, but Our Watch Brand Hublot Chose the WBC Champion of the World

Still unbeaten, Hublot ambassador Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. beat Manny Pacquiao Saturday night, in what was dubbed the "Fight of the Century". Wearing black and gold Hublot boxing trunks, Mayweather was named the WBC CHAMPION OF THE WORLD!

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces in Chicago is the only Authorized Dealer in Illinois for luxury watch brand Hublot, who presented the undefeated 10-Time World Champion with a unique King Power WBC Full Pavé with Emeralds to mark the occasion.

Mayweather also wore the Hublot brand name on his boxing trunks – something he has never done previously. “Everyone knows I am a big fan of luxury watches and Hublot is one of them,” said Mayweather minutes before the highly anticipated weight-in. “I am extremely grateful for their support and I look forward to adding the King Power WBC Full Pavé with Emeralds to my collection.”

Say what you will about "Money" Mayweather's arrogant attitude and honesty when it comes to glamorizing money but he was money once again in the richest fight ever.

According to the Associated Press, "Pacquiao did what he wanted to do, chasing Mayweather around the ring most of the fight. But he was never able to land a sustained volume of punches, often looking frustrated as Mayweather worked his defensive wizardry once again."

Mayweather used his reach and his jab to frustrate Manny Pacquiao, piling up enough points to win by unanimous decision and remained unbeaten in 48 fights with a win that cemented his legacy as the best of his generation.

The Breitling Jet Team Sets off to Conquer America

An opportunity to fly high the Breitling colors. The American Tour 2015 took off on Tuesday April 21st at the Sun ‘n Fun Airshow in Lakeland, Florida. To celebrate the event, Breitling has created an exclusive version of its famous pilot’s Chronomat chronograph. Issued in a 500-piece limited series, this Chronomat 44 Breitling Jet Team American Tour Limited Edition makes a striking impression with its black steel case, case-back engraved with the official logo of the American Tour, black dial with the team logo and rotating dial with yellow rubber-inlaid numerals, reprising one of the team’s colors.

This is an authentic instrument for professionals, brimming with a blend of performance, daring and precision – just like the Breitling Jet Team itself.


Urwerk UR-105 TA 'Turbine Automatic' Watches In Black Orange, Black Lemon, Black Gold & All Black

With the new-for-2015 Urwerk UR-105 TA collection, the Swiss brand is making one of their most appealing timepiece collections even better. In 2014, Urwerk first unveiled the UR-105M watches which introduced a great new design as well as a new entry-level price point for the brand. The next model in the family is the Urwerk UR-105 TA "Turbine Automatic Knight Watches," which extends the range with not only new visual styles, but a totally different movement. Whereas the UR-105M was a manually-wound timepiece, the Urwerk UR-105 TA (UR-105TA) contains an automatic winding movement (Urwerk's "Turbine Automatic" system). (ablogtowatch.com)

MB&F HM3 "The Frog" Exclusive

"Ribbit..." MB&F (Max Busser & Friends) collaborated with a boutique Finnish watch maker named Stepan Sarpaneva to create the limited edition of their already limited watches, MB&F's HM3 "The Frog." The luxury watch brand releases about one brand new watch each year, including special models based on their standard collection of Horological Machines. There are two versions of the watch - one in a darker, PVD black coated titanium with a green toned 22k gold automatic rotor (12 pieces), and a titanum version with a blue 22k gold automatic rotor (20 pieces). That is a total of 32 HM3 Frog watches in total.

Why the "Frog?" According to Ariel Adams from A Blog to Watch, "The two dome-like structures on the original HM3 looked like frog's eyes sticking out of water - as frogs enjoy being in water with their eyes exposed to look for prey. So MB&F liked the idea enough that they wanted to make a watch that truly indulged this frog fantasy. The project was much more complicated than simply changing the domes which are used for the time (one for hours, the other for the minutes). The problem was that on the original HM3 the hour dome turned once each 24 hours, but the design of The Frog called for it to turn once each 12 hours. This apparently was cause for lots of movement changes. Plus, the domes are heavier and mounted much differently. The dome "eyes" are under a perfect dome of sapphire crystal in all black and white colors. There is a tear drop shape on the top (inside the crystal) that indicates whether the dome is used for the minutes or hours. The pointed tip of the tear drop indicates where you look to read the minutes or hours."

The weird and imaginative watch is purposefully avant-garde, and for the right person a blast to wear.

Tech specs from MB&F:

Horological Machine No3 Frog

Movement:
Three-dimensional horological engine designed by Jean-Marc Wiederrecht/Agenhor;
Girard-Perregaux oscillator and gear
Balance oscillating at 28,800 bph.
22K blued rose gold battle-axe shaped ‘mystery’ automatic winding rotor
Hour and minutes information transmitted via ceramic ball bearings to rotating domes.
Number of jewels: 36 (all functional)
Number of components: 304

Functions:
Hour and day/night indicator on one dome (aluminium dome rotating in 12 hours)
Minutes on second dome (aluminium dome rotating in 60 minutes)
Date around the movement

Case:
Grade 5 titanium/blue 22K gold rotor; limited edition of 12 black titanium/green 22K gold (black treated with mark-resistant silicon oxide)
Screwed-down crown
Dimensions (exclusive of crown and lugs): 47mm x 50mm x 16mm
Number of case components: 53

Sapphire crystals:
Domes and both display backs with anti-reflective treatment on both faces.
Domes for indications: in aluminium, 0.58g

Dials:
Rotating aluminium domes, stationary hands

Strap & Buckle:
Black hand-stitched alligator with 18K white gold & titanium custom designed deployment buckle

BIG NEWS: HYT Won the "Favourite Men's Watch" Award

Geneva Seal's exclusive luxury watch brand HYT (Hydro-Mechanical Horologists) won the "Favourite Men's Watch" award at this years grandest luxury timepiece and jewellery showcase in Asia, A Journey Through Time. Celebrating it's eighth edition, the annual showcase has become iconic worldwide for bringing together the biggest and most prominent names in the watch and jewellery industry.

The HYT H1 Dracula DLC took home the prestigious "Favourite Men's Watch" award and we couldn't be more proud. According to watch enthusiast Brice Goulard,

"The HYT H1 Dracula is inspired by the most famous vampire of the classical literature, the Count Dracula. To fulfill the spirit of this novel written by Bram Stoker and the Gothic atmosphere that it shows, HYT has chosen a full-black DLC coating on the case, enliven by several bloody-red accents. The fluid also shares that same colour, identical to the HYT H1 Red2. The dial uses that same monochromatic idea with a dark grey finish."

Once again, HYT presents a revolutionary watch. By pushing engineering to new heights and creating a design that generates genuine emotions, HYT is evolving in the upper luxury market. Mixing mechanics and liquid within a wristwatch was a dream - or a nightmare - until the unveiling of HYT timepieces. Geneva Seal couldn't be more thrilled about our very own HYT H1 Dracula winning the "Favourite Men's Watch award. Now, a little more about the watch,

"The bloody-red accents can be found on the second-wheel, the power-reserve indicator and the crown. The strap features a very cool black alligator leather with red veins. The movement is now coated in black too instead of a rhodium plated treatment on the other editions. We also note a little evolution of the central dial that shows the minutes, with bigger indexes, always coated with luminescent material. We can expect a better night-time legibility," explains Brice.

Congratulations to all of this years winners, we can't wait until next year.