New Swatch Line–With Ladies’ Models!

Swatch has a new line of watches. The new Chronoplastic line is all plastic, all chrono, and it includes some nice ladies models! The Huyana is a vibrant hot pink, has a 41mm case, and a bright silver face. The Summer Curves model is the same size, with bright pink, yellow, and turquoise stripes on the face and the strap. The Lady Turquoise is bright turquoise, with a grey face, and turquoise chrono dials. All three of these models are water resistant to 30 meters, and come with Swatch’s two year warranty.

Another Tribute to the Lunar Landing

The accomplishments of Apollo 11, and the lunar landing are the stuff of history and legends.  Omas has created a line of pens to honor the men, and the history of the first trip to the Moon.  This limited edition line of pens was created with the Moon in mind, and it shows.  The ogival shape of the pen honors the shapes and technological achievements of the 1960’s and 1970’s.  The barrel of the pen represents the surface of the Moon after Armstrong took his first steps on its surface.  The carving on the pen clip represents the flight path of Apollo 11’s journey.  The lapis lacquer and lapis lazuli stone of the cap accents the pen beautifully, representing the oceans that cover the Earth.

1000 fountain pens, and 969 roller ball pens were created for this pen, to honor 1969–the year man successfully reached beyond the bounds of our Earth, and landed on the Moon.

The Omas Moon Fountain Pen
The Omas Moon Fountain Pen

We Choose to Go to the Moon…

The Omega Limited Edition Moon WatchToday is the 40th anniversary of the lift-off of Apollo 11, and it’s historic flight to the moon. In honor of that flight, and of all space missions, Omega Watches released two Apollo 11 “40th Anniversary” Limited Edition watches, a stainless steel version and a very limited platinum version. The stainless version is limited to 7,969 peices, and the platinum version is limited to only 69 pieces. Both editions, are powered by OMEGA’s calibre 1861. This movement shares its lineage with the calibre 321, which was used in the original Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch. On the dial, below the words “OMEGA Speedmaster PROFESSIONAL”, the legend 02:56 GMT – the exact time that Neil Armstrong made his “one small step” onto the moon – is displayed in red. Both watches come in a beautiful presentation box.

I wish Omega had made a smaller faced/women’s version of this watch. However, if there is a man in your life who in into collector’s items related to the first missions in space, this is a great gift!

A Once in a Lifetime Chance

If you happen to be near Philadelphia, PA before September 7, 2009, I highly suggest checking out the Franklin Institute. It is currently hosting the only United States appearance of the Galileo, The Medeci, & the Age of Astronomy exhibit. The exhibit, presented by Officine Panerai (the link to watches!), showcases Galileo’s contributions to the developments of the telescope, his impact on math, astronomy, and physics, and his relationship to the Medici family. He worked to make the clocks of the time more accurate, was one of the first to see Saturn’s rings, and created some of the most intricate and beautiful tools of the time. Visitors get to see some of the tools he created and used, and two telescopes–one he used in his work, and one he built for the Medicis.

I have to say thank you to Officine Panerai for making this exhibit possible. It is truly amazing to see, and is well worth a trip to the City of Brotherly Love!

Incredible Works of Art

Hubby and I went to the 9th Annual Easton Art Affair this past weekend. While it is a very small arts fair, it is a good one. All of the artists are very talented, and the pieces are usually interesting and beautiful.

This year, Mestari Designs, owned by artisan Stan Cook and his wife, was in attendance. Originally knows as Long Hollow Pens, the name was changed in 2008 to reflect the other items produced by the company. Mestari uses every type of wood imaginable for pens, sketching pencils, and other gorgeous items including platters and bowls. Some of the pens available include pens crafted out of ancient wood from Scotland, antique wood from Ohio and other states, and olive wood from Bethlehem. I was truly impressed with the quality of the pens.

Based in Letart, WV, Mestari Designs offers some unique and beautiful items. I highly recommend taking a look at their web site, and checking to see if they will be at an art fair near you! You can contact them for more information here.

Montblanc Meisterstuck UNICEF Collection

In 2005, the Montblanc Pen Company started the “Sign Up for the Right to Write” campaign in conjunction with UNICEF, in an effort to raise money to help children around the world learn to read and write. The campaign was very successful, and Montblanc has expanded it since then, including celebrity involvement.

The Montblanc Meisterstuck #149 collection is the symbol of the campaign, and a beautiful pen. The nib of each pen is hand engraved with the number 4810, the height of Mont Blanc. The 149 is packaged in a beautiful presentation box, complete with an inkwell. A beautiful pen, created for a beautiful cause! Purchase a Montblanc Meisterstuck #149, and help stamp out global illiteracy.

NFW Watches

It is not often that you find excellent craftsmanship for a reasonable price.  This is what you find at NFW Watches. The watches are beautiful, and all show a style that is unique in the watch world. NFW Watches has been chosen by some pretty impressive organizations to develop watches for them. While the average person is not an impressive organization, she is able to wear the same quality watch.

Right now, the NFW website does not show any of the smaller faced/ladies watches. The company is in the middle of revamping its website, and the new site will have a section for the ladies watches. Until the new site is launched, however, there is no way to enjoy the beautiful ladies watches NFW has to offer. That is, until now. Thanks to George Fox, president of NFW Watch, and Aaron Fuhrman of Zeitlos Imagery, Her Watch and Pen is pleased to offer a look at these unique and stylish watches.

The Ladies Vector 36mm, comes with a stainless steel bracelet, and a crocodile
grain Italian leather strap. It comes with several face colors, including both pink and blue Mother of Pearl, white, black, and brown.

The Ladies Milan is a gorgeous watch! At 24mm x 34mm, it also comes with both a stainless steel bracelet and a crocodile grain Italian leather strap.  

Graduation is Coming…

Looking for some good gifts for the upcoming graduation season? How about a nice pen for the graduate. I know–it is such a unique gift, and no one else has thought of it. Right?

Well, if you do want to go the pen route, there are a lot of new options out there. The Fountain Pen Hospital is offering the Bexley Pen Pearlesse Collection at over $100.00 off regular retail price for a limited time. This is an incredible deal for a truly fine writer that any graduating woman (or man) would love to own.

We will be looking at other deals over the next few weeks, but this is one of the best we’ve seen so far!

Illumination for the Ladies

Traser has a line of watches for women! Traser manufactures Swiss made watches with trigalight® technology. Trigalight® is a self-activated self-powered light source. Traser states on it site that the watches’ luminosity is 100 times better than in other watches without the technology, and that the luminosity will last twenty years, or more.

At 44mm, the large-faced watches are designed with women in mind, and the company claims they are the easiest watches to read. The lume on the ladies’ watches even matches the color scheme of the watches–pink watches shine with pink Trigalight®, and blue watches shine with blue Trigalight®! This is a pretty neat trick, and one I have not been seen before.

Just something new and fun!

Ceramic Watches

There is something about a watch made from ceramic. The cool, smooth feel is truly unique. My first ceramic watch is an Invicta Women’s Pro Diver Collection Ceramic Two-Tone Watch in black and white. Like Invicta’s Lady Abyss Diver, it is a typical smaller-faced dive watch, with a simple design.

The face of the Pro Diver Ceramic has a subtle pattern to it that does not distract so much as to prevent the wearer from seeing the hands clearly. The hands are just wide enough to make them very easy to read, and are painted with Tritnite® luminous paint, as are the hourly indices. A magnifier above the date window makes the date hard to miss on this watch. The bezel is unidirectional, bearing larger dot, dash, and arabic numbers than those on the face. The crystal is sapphire-coated and scratch-resistant. It is a true dive watch, with a screw-down crown and water resistance to 200 meters (660 feet)

The sharp, two-toned band of this watch is ceramic The band has some play in the links, but not enough to make it feel loose or flimsy. The push-button clasp is tight and secure. The black of the case and band is not a true black. It is closer to the color of hematite, but is still quite pretty against the white center stripe on the band. Unlike many technical looking dive watches, it is a stylish watch that can be worn in most casual or dressy situations. The feel and design is simple, but beautiful.

The Invicta Women’s Pro Diver Collection Ceramic Two-Tone Watch comes in blue and white, and brown and white, along with the black and white. As with all other Invicta watches, it is available at many Online retailers, as well as many brick-and-mortar locations.

Invicta Women's Pro Diver Collection Ceramic Two-Tone Watch
Dial window material type: scratch-resistant-sapphire
Clasp: push-button-clasp
Case material: Ceramic
Case diameter: 35 millimeters
Case Thickness: 11 millimeters
Band material: two-tone-ceramic
Band length: womens
Band width: 16 millimeters
Dial color: black
Bezel material: Ceramic
Bezel Function: unidirectional
Calendar: Date
Movement: swiss-quartz
Water resistant depth: 660 Feet
Warranty Type: 1-Year Manufacturer