The Manual Wind: Bulgari’s World Traveling Hora Domus Time Zone

first_img Editors’ Recommendations 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn Complication can look, well complicated.  Some watch aficionados like the cluttered, over the top look of a complicated watch; it looks more interesting on the wrist perhaps (and is certainly a conversation starter).  But the real challenge when designing a complicated watch is to make it legible and clean.  Bulgari is not known for over designed watches, but since acquiring two brands, Gerald Genta and Daniel Roth, they have delved into this realm head first.  It has been a while since we saw a new piece in the classic Daniel Roth squared-off circle case.  Their latest, the Bulgari Hora Dumas Dual Timezone, is both simple and complicated.Related: Bulgari Octo Ultranero Finissimo TourbillonMeasuring a large 45mm, this rose gold piece has a lot of open dial area.  Given the space, Bulgari decided to symmetrically placed the complication windows on this piece tightly together.  The numerous indicator windows display the season, home city, alternate timezone city, am/pm indicator, and day/night indicator.  The Hora Domus (latin for Home Time) comes in two dial variations, black and silver, which are both great contrast with the rose gold case and hands.  Black and brown straps attach this piece to the wrist with a folding rose gold buckle.  The movement is an in-house Bulgari caliber automatic with a 42 hour power reserve.In acquiring Geraldn Genta and Daniel Roth, Bulgari has assumed a great responsibility.  Two of the most distinguishable and classic case designs lie within those brands.  It is Bulgari’s job to utilize these designs to benefit watch nerds across the globe.  Bulgari has been working hard with the Genta Octa design lately, but its awesome to finally see them start to make more interesting moves with the Daniel Roth brand.  This clean and classic complication will set you back nearly $35,000.  Believe it or not, it’s a lot of watch for the money. 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Rabbit Hole Rebrands and Launches New Whiskey Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men The Awake G7 Watch Makes Fishing Nets Fashionable and Sustainablelast_img read more

In a new influx 4000 Liberian refugees arrive in Guinea UN agency

In a new influx, 4,000 Liberian refugees arrive in Guinea – UN agencyFighting between government and rebel forces in Liberia continues to drive people across borders and into neighbouring countries, with some 4,000 refugees arriving this week in Guinea, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.A spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that the new arrivals, from Liberia’s strife-torn Gbarnga region, would be transferred to a new transit centre at Nonah from Yomou Prefecture, where they had been registered and given emergency food rations of high protein biscuits and hot meals.Although obviously exhausted and traumatized by their ordeal, the new arrivals – many of whom arrived with no belongings – were generally in satisfactory health condition, spokesman Ron Redmond told a press briefing in Geneva.While the UN agency has reached an agreement to set up a new site for up to 13,500 refugees at Lainé, it will still be at least a month before the first transit shelters are ready and two months before the establishment of the camp, Mr. Redmond said.In the meantime, UNHCR’s partner, GTZ, has started erecting additional tents at the Nonah transit centre, where the refugees from Gbarnga will stay until the new site at Lainé is ready. Water and sanitation systems are also being extended.Mr. Redmond said newly arrived refugees estimated there could be another 6,000 to 10,000 Liberians heading to the border from the Gbarnga area, which has been the scene of new clashes in recent weeks. read more