A. Lange & Söhne mixture A Honeygold case and cavity dial into the latest ZEITWERK release

The triple threat version of A. Lange & Söhne contains three of the company’s most outstanding elements.

Twenty-seven years ago, the defunct German watchmaker A. Lange & Söhne was reborn. So on the anniversary, the brand revealed-surprise! – New watch. For those of us who are obsessed with Teutonic craftsmanship, this is a dream come true.

A. Lange & Söhne adopted its famous digital watch Zeitwerk, decorated it with the company’s proprietary gold alloy Honeygold, and then took off the dial in the fashion style of its exclusive Lumen series. These are the three most unique attributes of the company, all mixed in one watch. The only thing missing is the more unique Handwerkskunst decoration.

In short, all the “lumens” indications of A. Lange & Söhne use the translucent dial developed by Lange, allowing the luminous beating digital display to be fully visible at all times. This is pretty cool. So interesting. Most importantly, this is an out-of-the-box method for one of the largest players in the industry. It is hard to imagine that many other high-end brands would do such a thing.

In addition to replica A. Lange & Söhne‘s youngest series, Odysseus, Zeitwerk is the smallest series in the company today. A quick glance at the brand’s website will reveal that there are only 10 different Zeitwerk options to choose from. It is also one of the company’s most controversial watches. Double-jump hour and minute display in a single watch? That will make people talk.

I remember in a recent conversation with Anthony de Haas, technical director of A. Lange & Söhne, he said that company executives felt anxious before Zeitwerk debuted in 2009. They have no idea how consumers will react. Fortunately, luck favors brave people. The example of Zeitwerk is very popular and precious today, and the few limited editions of Glashütte were quickly sold out.

I hope today’s version will be more similar. With honey gold case and lumen dial, what is not worth loving?

Oh, I almost forgot to mention the cherry above. Zeitwerk Honeygold “Lumen” also uses a new in-house movement, which can increase the power reserve to 72 hours.

If you read my “Wrist Week” with Rattrapante Honeygold in the summer, you would guess that I really like this watch. Zeitwerk has always attracted me because of its uncoordinated personality. Using the Lumen dial format does not prevent this.

Ignoring all the aesthetic features of the watch, I am also very interested in the new movement. Described as the second-generation movement of the Zeitwerk series, this trend began with the release of the Zeitwerk Date in 2019. The new movement L043.9 has twice the power reserve of the previous generation and is provided by a pair of controlled main barrels. Constant force escapement patented by the company.

The new button at four o’clock on the case allows you to separate the hour display from the minute. I am interested in how this affects the wearing experience (if any) and its general usability. My guess is that it won’t hurt. Because the resurrected Lange thought about everything.

Basic knowledge
Brand: A. Lange & Söhne
Model: Zeitwerk Honeygold Lumen
Reference number: 142.055
Diameter: 41.9mm
Thickness: 12.6mm
Material: Honeygold
Lume: Yes
Strap/Bracelet: Brown leather with honey gold buckle

Movement: L043.9
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, power reserve
Diameter: 12.6 mm
Thickness: 9.2 mm
Power reserve: 72 hours on the chain
: Manual
Frequency: 18,000 vph
Gems: 61
Additional details: precise adjustment of five positions; three-quarter plates made of untreated German silver; hand-engraved balance wheel and escapement wheel bridge; minute jumps with constant power escapement

Graham Chronofighter Vintage

Graham’s Chronofighter Vintage series is directly inspired by historical military aviation timepieces. The unique lever on the left side provides quick start/stop triggers and reset buttons, so it is easy to identify.

The stainless steel case size is 44 mm, with a dome AR-coated sapphire crystal glass and a sapphire display.

Graham Chronofighter Vintage is equipped with 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour) automatic Calibre G1747 (basic Valjoux / ETA 7750), equipped with Incabloc shock absorbers and provides a 48-hour power reserve.

Water resistant to 100 meters/330 feet, the new high quality replica watches has four dials to choose from:
-Black grain, black snail-shaped minute and second hands and beige Super-LumiNova hands, numerals and hour markers;

-Black grain, black snail-shaped minute and second hands, white Super-LumiNova hands, numerals and hour markers;

-Black grained surface decorated with black snail-shaped minute and second hands, red minute hands and beige Super-LumiNova central hands, numerals and hour markers;

-Blue sun pattern with blue snail-shaped minute and second hands, and white Super-LumiNova hands, numerals and hour markers.

Graham-Fortress Monopusher Chronograph

Inspired by a long history of military aviation timepieces, the new Graham Fortress is a single-button chronograph mounted in a 47mm stainless steel case with a start/stop/reset button integrated in the onion-shaped crown located on the left strap In order to improve operability.

The black grained dial is protected by a domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal, equipped with Super-LumiNova luminous hands and Arabic numerals, with a small seconds display at 3 o’clock and a 30-minute chronograph at 6 o’clock. The date window at 9 o’clock has completed various functions.

Graham replica caliber G1750 (modified Valjoux 7750) can be seen through the sapphire crystal back cover. This self-winding movement beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, is equipped with Incabloc shock absorbers and provides 48 hours of autonomous operation. It obtains Chronofiable certification after passing various tests, including aging cycle and resistance to magnetic fields, shock and pressure.

This watch is water-resistant to 100 meters / 330 feet and is paired with a hand-stitched black calfskin strap with beige stitching.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Perpetual Calendar Quadriptyque

In-depth understanding of the beautiful and meaningless madness of high-precision moon phase watches

The moon pun is here.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Perpetual Calendar Quadriptyque with displays of rendezvous, anomalous and dragon lunar cycles. The phases of the moon are accurate to an error of one day in 1,111 years.

If you have a little romance in your soul, the moon phase complication is easy to be loved. This is one of the oldest complex functions in horology-in fact, you can say that it predates real mechanical watchmaking and watchmaking, because it appeared in the two thousand-year-old mechanical computer called Antikythera Mechanism middle.

Once upon a time, moon phases were as useful as any other complication. It’s easy to forget how much the moonlight had before the invention of artificial lights-this may sound obvious, but the night was once dark, and because of the light pollution caused by towns and cities, most of us would never experience it.

Today, the moon phase, like mechanical watchmaking itself, is an anachronism—in fact, it is an anachronism. However, as George Daniels wrote about remontoire in Watchmaking, “the fact that this mechanism is completely unnecessary only adds to its charm.”

Logically, the moon phase is expected to show the current moon phase. The time required for the moon to return to a specific phase (such as a new moon) is called a synodic moon, with an average of 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes, and 2.8 seconds (the actual length may vary) due to the eccentricity of the moon’s orbit, the most in any given month It can be reduced by 7 hours, but the average value is accurate). This is 29.530589 days (decimal). The standard moon phase complication rounds it to 29.5 days by using a 59-tooth moon phase wheel that advances once a day, but this means that the display will be closed for a full day in about two and a half years.

In fact, this may only make sense if you are a werewolf, but the pursuit of precision for your own sake is an important part of making watchmaking fun. For decades, independent and other watch brands have been pursuing improvements. The accuracy of the moon phase display.

IWC fired the first shot. In the 1980s, Kurt Klaus, the company’s head movement manufacturer, developed a high-precision moon phase display when designing a perpetual calendar/chronograph movement for Da Vinci. He calculated that a gear train would shut down one day every 122 years. IWC’s current perpetual calendar is accurate to one day every 577.5 years.

You would expect a high-precision moon phase from a German brand, and you are right-A. Lange & Söhne launched the Lange 1 Moonphase as early as 2002, with an accuracy of one day in 122 years. However, they launched a limited edition 1815 Emil Lange moon phase watch in 1999, and they did a better job than this. This is made of a series of 150 platinum and another 250 rose gold, and its moon phase display is accurate to a day in 1058, which is really amazing. The Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar Terraluna is also accurate to a day of 1,058; it also has the most beautiful example of tellurium (an astronomical complication that shows the relative positions of the earth, moon, and sun) I have ever seen.

At this point, things start to get more and more – or I should say, they will gradually increase until they don’t. It is at this point that independent watchmakers really start to emerge-I don’t know why, maybe because they are more inclined to pursue art for the sake of art, rather than at least partly to increase the shares of a listed company (although you The company cannot be blamed for operating itself like a company).

According to Strehler and confirmed by well-wishers in the Guinness Book of World Records, this particular watch can be accurate to a deviation of 2.045 million years per day. Long ago, modern humans did not exist-in fact, the early members of the human genus have just begun to leave Africa and come to an unsuspecting planet. Now, this watch will tell you when the next full moon will be-it is indeed a reassuring timepiece for immortal beasts and those who love them. Online cheap watch

Brand new Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Submarine Titanium 43 mm

Deep-sea submersibles now use lightweight materials

The history of Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms can be traced back to 1953. It is one of the first real diving watches and one of the most representative watches in the Swiss industry. For a long time, Fifty Fathoms was more than just a watch, because the series also included Bathyscaphe, which is a slightly simpler, more instrumental work. Today, Blancpain dresses this watch with new materials, adding a more sporty atmosphere to this sporty and chic watch. This is the brand new Blancpain Fifty Fathoms deep-sea submersible titanium.

We will not introduce the details of this watch too much today, because we will soon discuss this topic with our own photos and personal experience. But here is what you need to know. Bathyscaphe is part of Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms series. It was born in 1956 and is a slightly more compact and less professional piece of the series. Nevertheless, it is still a very powerful dive watch. In its modern version, compared with the classic Fifty Fathoms, it retains a more stylish and retro look. It is already available in stainless steel and ceramic versions, and titanium will soon be available. The brand first used this material in the MIL-SPEC II special series models made for the U.S. Navy bomb disposal team in the early 1960s.

Based on the larger case diameter of 43 mm, this new version of the deep-sea submersible is made of an unusual alloy, to be precise, grade 23 titanium-we will ask for more details about this rare grade. The case retains the same angular design and fully brushed treatment. Titanium provides many advantages for diving Wholesale watches, including shock resistance, compression and corrosion resistance, and of course lightness. The watch is 13.45 mm high, with sapphire crystals on the front and back, and is water-resistant to 300 meters. It is equipped with a unidirectional satin-brushed titanium bezel with brushed gray ceramic inserts and liquid metal 60-minute scale.

The titanium dial of this Blancpain Fifty Fathoms deep-sea submersible is also a new dial in the series, with an anthracite color and an unprecedented vertical brushed finish. It retains the same stick-shaped hands and geometric hour markers, filled with cream-colored Super-LumiNova. When ordering this new titanium strap, you can match it with a fabric NATO strap, a canvas strap or a new product in this series, that is, the grade 23 titanium 3-link bracelet that was first launched on the classic Fifty Fathoms.

The case of the Bathyscaphe Titanium houses the classic and powerful homemade calibre 1315. This automatic movement is equipped with no less than 3 barrels and can store up to 120 hours of power reserve. It is equipped with antimagnetic silicon hairspring, and is decorated with snail-shaped and chamfered bridges, as well as sandblasted, satin-finished and snail-shaped gold oscillating weights. Blancpain fake

Technical specifications-Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Submarine Titanium 43 mm
Case: diameter 43 mm x 13.45 mm high-grade 23 satin-finished titanium case-unidirectional satin-finished titanium bezel with brushed gray ceramic inserts and liquid metal 60-minute scale-sapphire crystal front and back cover- Screw-in crown and case back–300 meters water resistance
Dial: Anthracite dial, vertical satin finish, three-dimensional hour markers and hands with Super-LumiNova coating
Movement: Calibre 1315, internal-automatic with central rotor-30.60 mm x 5.65 mm-35 jewels-227 components-120 hours power reserve on three barrels-28,800 cycles/hour-antimagnetic silicon hairspring-hours, Minutes, seconds and date
Bracelet/Bracelet: Can be used on a brand new 3-link 23-level satin-finished titanium bracelet with folding clasp or textile NATO strap or canvas strap
References: 5000-1210-98S-Titanium strap
5000-1210-G52A-Canvas strap
5000-1210-NAGA-NATO strap

Breitling Navitimer 8: eight things to know

It does not replace the original NAVITIMER
Launched in 1952, the past Navitimer (we mean until the new Navitimer 8) is a series of chronographs. With the launch of Navitimer 8, the original series was renamed Navitimer 1.

But it is very different from the first NAVITIMER
For starters, the most representative feature of Navitimer 1 is a circular slide rule, which allows pilots to perform all types of calculations related to air navigation, but Navitimer 8 does not. Another small feature but the logo has undergone a major change. Those on Navitimer 8 show a stylized “B” with the fake Breitling name, which is more concise than the old version with a winged logo on the top of the brand and series names.

But this is not a bad thing. Before you get angered, the new Navitimer 8 series offers more of what we expect from the old guard. These watches exude nostalgic charm, and their aesthetic accent refers to the onboard clock of the Whitt Aviation Department, and Breitling’s own vintage pilot watch, reference 768.

This is the way to identify the NAVITIMER 8. You can identify the Navitimer 8 watch by the unidirectional knurled bezel (not as obvious as the Navitimer 1), the triangular minute markers that dot the dial, the retro font on the hour numbers, and the contrast polishing and contrast. The case and bracelet are treated with matte finish. These watches have that kind of friendly, retro appeal-in full synchronization with the current market demand for watches with retro designs.

Breitling Navitimer 8 Automatic

There are five models to choose from
In addition to the old-school coolness, the Navitimer 8 series also offers a variety of options. There are five models to choose from, covering price and technology range. Starting with a stainless steel three-hand automatic mechanical watch and a date type, the series moves upward through an automatic chronograph, world timer, and internal chronograph.

Breitling Navitimer 8 Day Date

Get an automatic chronograph
Those who know about watch collections will push you to higher-end products-Navitimer 8 B01, driven by Breitling’s proprietary automatic chronograph movement with column wheels launched in 2009; and Navitimer 8 Unitime, Also equipped with internal movement, automatic movement Calibre B35 with world time function. However, for us, the Navitimer 8 chronograph driven by an automatic chronograph movement based on Valjoux 7750 is a good choice if you are a conservative consumer but still want to participate. This watch will satisfy all your wishes-this watch will make you the first to have the next generation of Breitling watches, while still providing the full set of technical and design qualities of a new series.

Breitling Navitimer 8 Chronograph

Transaction with the number “8”
Although many people would consider this to be Breitling’s unequivocal blink of an eye in the Chinese market (this number sounds like “luck” in the world in Mandarin), the Navitimer 8 nickname is derived from aviation history. The story is that the series was inspired by the Huit Aviation Department, a company founded by Willy Breitling to manufacture aircraft cockpit instruments. Navitimer 8 is so named because 1)’Huit’ is the French word for ‘8’; 2) the company was founded in 1938; 3) the cockpit instruments provided by the Huit Aviation Department are known for their eight-day power reserve.

Richard Mille and Jean Todd: Eternal Friendship

One comes from the world of fast cars, and the other comes from high-end watches. But French racing giant Jean Todt and Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille fake both praise impeccable engineering and precise performance.

Although occupations may make them unique, the friendship between the two is not surprising. After all, Mille is a famous collector of sports cars and car memorabilia, and Todt is one of the most well-known names in motorsports. But it was Nicolas, the 71-year-old son who really brought this friendship, who introduced Todt to Richard Mille’s dreamy world of avant-garde timepieces. The rest, as we know, is history.

“Richard became a friend; he is a member of the family. He is a creative genius, he has successfully used techniques that no one has mastered so far,” said Todt of the watchmaker, and then listed Richard Mille’s Examples of technological breakthroughs achieved by its Rafael Nadal timepieces, which are equipped with a tourbillon weighing only 18.83 grams.

Miller is his industry guru, and so is Todd. His achievements in the automotive industry over the years are as impressive as the miracles of watches made by Mille. To call him a legend of motorsport is not an understatement. The Frenchman is the chairman of the International Automobile Federation (FIA). He was originally a professional rally co-pilot before becoming the director of Peugeot Talbot Sport in 1982. After playing for the racing team, Todt continued to run Scuderia Ferrari for more than 15 years, and then resigned as a member of the board of directors in 2009 to assume his current position.

Richard Mille launched a timer named after Todt in 2012: RM 036 Tourbillon G-Sensor Jean Todt. Using Todt to participate in the FIA ​​road safety campaign, Mille set out to make a watch to provide practical solutions to road safety problems. Therefore, he worked with Todt and his team to develop a mechanism to help explain the physical limitations of the human body due to rapid deceleration, in order to make the driver more aware of the dangers on the road.

The G sensor system, developed and patented by Renaud Papi specifically for Richard Mille, consists of more than 50 components, but the size is only 17 mm. It converts the movement of a small internal mechanism into an indicator, and visually displays the accumulated G value of the wearer on the scale on the dial. This ruler also has a range of colors to indicate whether the deceleration is safe (green area) or unsafe (red). Only 15 pieces of this watch were produced, and it was officially unveiled at the FIA ​​Awards Ceremony in Istanbul. The sales profit was used for the two programs closest to Todd’s heart: FIA Road Safety Action Global Campaign and ICM Brain and Spine Research Place.

RM 58-01 World Timer Jea​​n Todt

Its success prompted Richard Mille (Richard Mille) to issue a second stock symbol shortly afterwards to commemorate the man. RM 58-01 World Timer Jean Todt alludes to Todt’s busy travel schedule, and has a world time function in 24 time zones on the dial. Interestingly, unlike most other time zone watches, the RM 58-01 does not need to press a button to switch between time zones. Instead, simply rotate the bezel counterclockwise and move the name of the current city at 12 o’clock to set the time. In addition, the 24-hour scale engraved on the flange is divided into white and black, indicating day and night respectively. Its impressive 10-day power reserve also makes this timepiece especially suitable for frequent travelers.

RM 056 Jean Todt 50th Anniversary

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Todt’s participation in motorsports, Richard Mille launched not a watch, but three timepieces to commemorate him. The title of the trilogy is RM 056 Jean Todt 50th Anniversary. This is a very visually striking model with a completely transparent case machined from a whole piece of solid sapphire crystal. Sapphire crystal is not easy to process, so each case requires more than 1,000 hours of production time, of which nearly 430 hours are used to polish it into the desired shape, and another 350 hours to polish it into a high light. This skeleton chronograph is equipped with a manual winding movement RMCC1. It also provides a split-second chronograph function and is adjusted by a one-minute tourbillon. There is also a power display (the watch has a reserve of approximately 70 hours) and a torque indicator on the dial to provide information about the tension of the mainspring.

RM 050 Jean Todt 50th Anniversary

There is also RM 050 Jean Todt 50th Anniversary, which comes with a TPT quartz case. Blue is Todt’s favorite color. Its chassis is extremely lightweight but durable. It is made up of 600 layers of silica stacked, each about 45 microns thick, and then injected with blue resin and heated to over 120 degrees Celsius. Like the RM 056, it is powered by the RMCC1 movement, but its weight is reduced by 20% (9.5 grams to be precise) due to the extremely hollow bottom and bridge plates and ultra-light materials such as carbon nanofiber and titanium.

RM 11-03 Flyback Chronograph Jean Todt 50th Anniversary

The last of the series is the RM 11-03 Flyback Chronograph Jean Todt 50th Anniversary, which debuted at the brand’s Chantilly Art and Elegance Festival last year. Inspired by the car and its rich history, it is equipped with an automatic flyback chronograph. The 12 o’clock position is a large semi-momentary date display window, which can automatically adjust the month of 30 or 31 days. This timepiece is powered by a double barrel and can provide up to 55 hours of reserve. All of these are housed in the same blue TPT quartz case as the RM 050 Jean Todt 50th anniversary commemorative model.

As they said, legends are created, not born. best replica watches uk like this provide admirers with opportunities and reasons to cherish and relive the great journey.

First look at the 2021 Rolex Explorer II 226570

First impressions of the slightly updated Explorer II

Following the release of the 2021 new Rolex watches yesterday, we had the opportunity to have the first (and fast) hands-on operation with most of these newly launched models. In addition to the cool (at least for us) 36mm Explorer in Oystersteel or gold steel and the quite eye-catching Daytona meteorite version, the Crown also showcased an update to its most durable explorer watch. Now that we have this 2021 Rolex Explorer II 226570 on our wrist, we can give you the first impression.

Regarding the previous version of this watch, please refer to it. 216570, this is a quick reminder. This version was produced from 2011 to 2021 and was launched for the 40th anniversary of this model. It pays tribute to the earliest generation with an oversized orange 24-hour hand. The case becomes larger, reaching 42 mm, and the radially drawn bezel remains fixed, but the markings are more eye-catching. Mechanically, this 216570 is equipped with a 3187 movement, which has an independent dual time function. With the evolution of the case, the dial became a “Maxi” with large luminous markers and hands. The white model retains the smooth black outline markings, while the black model retains the polished platinum markings. Like all predecessors, it is waterproof to 100 meters.

You can see the comparison between the discontinued 216570 and the newly launched 226570. Although not shown at the exact same angle, these two images can compare the changes on Explorer II-and our hands-on meeting allowed us to confirm what we explained in the introduction article. First, let’s get to the topic. From 216570 to 226570, we are talking about minimal updates, most of the elements are the same… or at least very close in shape, size, or execution. Rolex plays its role safely here.

First, it is important that the brand retains the classic-somehow symbolic-stainless steel bezel found on this model from 1971 to the present. There is no ceramic here-the comments we saw when we posted the imagined version with a black bezel on Instagram, it might be better…so we still find the radial brushed bezel, engraved with a 24-hour scale and filled with black . At first glance, the font and size of the numbers/triangles are the same. Therefore, please rest assured that the most unique elements of the Rolex Explorer II are still there.

As for the case, the difference is subtle, but there are. First of all, the oversized 42mm case is retained, the watch is still completely brushed on the flat surface, and the strap is polished-a classic Rolex. The case is made of Oystersteel and still has a crown guard, but they look slightly redesigned-more angled than before. We also saw something in the 2020 version of Submariner. The back cover is also a typical Rolex, screwed and without inscriptions, and the crown is a classic Twinlock. Both ensure 100m waterproof performance. Finally, if the sapphire crystal still bears the brand’s iconic Cyclops, its inner surface is now completely coated with anti-reflective coating.

And the case of this Rolex Explorer II 226570 has more (discreetly) updates. If you remember the new Submariner series launched in September 2020, Rolex has played a better visual balance in the proportions of the case, mainly by expanding the bracelet, resulting in thinner lugs. 2021 Explorer II also uses the same formula, the bracelet is about 1 mm larger than before, and the inner surface of the lugs has also been shaved. The external shape of the lugs remains almost unchanged, so the new visual balance is mainly due to the width of the strap. Of course, we are talking about minor changes, and only a trained eye can discover the new version.

For the rest, the bracelet is still equipped with Oysterlock folding safety clasp and Easylink comfortable extension link (extended by about 5 mm). The overall feel quality is typical of Rolex, and the watch is perfectly adjusted and executed. The jump from one generation to the next is almost imperceptible, even if the brushed finish feels slightly better than before-again, this is the smallest.

On the wrist, the Rolex Explorer II 226570 still feels like the rugged large sports watch we know in the past. The 42mm diameter solid steel case/bracelet combination constitutes a large and heavy watch, but there is nothing new here. This was already the case in the previous generation. The new ratio of bracelet and lugs brings a better visual balance on the wrist, perhaps more comfortable.

As for the dial, in addition to the new Swiss made inscription with the Rolex crown, the update is mainly the white version. The black version retains the platinum-coated hour markers, but now has new hands, fully polished, replacing the partially blackened “floating” hands. On the other hand, the white dial has changed on a larger scale. On the previous model 216570, the pointers and markers are coated with a black coating and the surface is shiny. On the new Explorer II 226570 “polar”, they are made of platinum and later coated with a matte PVD treatment. The idea is to bring better contrast and avoid reflections.

Rolex also mentioned that the time scales and hands now benefit from an optimized Chromalight display. During the day, these display elements also have a brighter white hue, and the intensity of the blue light emitted by the hour markers and hands now lasts longer. Finally, the unique oversized orange 24-hour hand still exists, which can be used as a day and night indicator or as an independent dual time display.

The most noticeable update of this 2021 Rolex Explorer II 226570 is its movement, because this new reference uses the same engine as the current GMT-Master II series. It is now equipped with Calibre 3285, which is part of a new-generation movement produced by Rolex and is available in almost all models recently launched. This modern engine uses an optimized Chronergy escapement and blue Parachrome hairspring. It beats at a frequency of 4 Hz and stores a power reserve of up to 70 hours. Of course, the movement is the most advanced observatory, with an accuracy of -2/+2 seconds/day.

As mentioned earlier, it is a dual-time movement, and the hands corresponding to the local time can be adjusted independently in one-hour increments-the main difference with the Greenwich II is that the bezel is fixed, which means Explorer II can only display 2 time zones instead of 3 time zones like GMT watches.

In short, the update is minimal, and changes, at least in habillage watches, only involve some details. Respect the overall feel of the older generation of watches, only the movement is the real update. As for the exact measurement, we need to look at it again, because we only have a few minutes to see the watch.

Technical specifications-Rolex EXPLORER II 226570
Case: 42 mm in diameter-Oystersteel case, brushed and polished-Brushed stainless steel bezel, engraved with black filled 24-hour scale-Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating-Screw-in double lock crown-Swivel Drop-in bottom cover-100 meters water resistance
Dial: Black or white lacquered dial-applied platinum matt black PVD ​​coating (white version) or white gold polished (black version) hour markers and hands-Chromalight on the hands and hour markers
Movement: Homemade 3285 calibre-top observatory-automatic winding-31 rubies-28,800 times/hour-blue Parachrom hairspring and Chronergy escapement-70 hours power reserve-horizontal balance bridge-hours, minutes, Seconds, date and independent second time zone
Bracelet: Oyster-style brushed Oystersteel bracelet-Oyster-style folding safety clasp-Easylink comfortable extension link (approximately 5 mm)
Reference: M226570-0001 white
M226570-0002 black

Panerai Luminor Marina “Luminous Trilogy” – PAM1117, PAM1118 and PAM1119

A tribute to luminescence, with innovative Titanio DMLS, Carbotech and Fibratech cases.

In a recent interview with Monochrome, Panerai CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué gave us what to expect in 2020 as the main theme of the brand will be the 70th anniversary of Luminor. To celebrate this anniversary, the Italian brand released three boutique exclusive limited edition watches whose strong visibility in the dark has an impact: PAM1117, PAM1118 and PAM1119.

The Luminor trademark was registered by Panerai about 70 years ago. Luminor is the name chosen by the brand to describe the tritium-based luminescent compound applied to the brand’s dial (replaces radium because its radioactivity is significantly reduced). Over time, the term Luminor will be used to describe the iconic cushion-shaped case of a dive watch. Although their watches no longer use radioactive materials, Panerai has released three new Luminor references that pay homage to the original luminescence by glowing in the most unusual places.

These three Luminor Marina limited edition watches stand out with their unusual luminous effects, which go far beyond traditional hour markers and hands. The flanges that make up the sandwich dial and the iconic elements of the Luminor case (crown, bridge and clamping lever) are also equipped with X1 Super-LumiNova. Even the strap uses luminous stitching.

All three wholesale watches use a 44 mm case, water resistant to 300 meters, and all use innovative case materials. PAM1117 weighs only 100 grams including the strap and is made of micro-blasted titanium. Its shell is manufactured by DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering), a 3D printing technology that involves the deposition of metal powder.

PAM1118 adopts Carbotech shell. Panerai has been using this composite material since 2015, which consists of superimposed thin layers of carbon fiber.

Finally, PAM1119 is made by Fibratech, a high-tech composite material based on the combination of mineral basalt fiber and polymer. Panerai describes Fibratech as being 60% lighter than steel and highly resistant to corrosion.

Inside is the internal self-winding movement P.9010, which is a large 13-inch ¾ double barrel movement with a frequency of 4Hz and a power reserve of 3 days. It displays hours, minutes, seconds and date.

Panerai Luminor Marina reference PAM1117, PAM1118 and PAM1119 are boutique limited editions. They are mounted on a blue or black Panerai Sportech strap with luminous stitching and Velcro. There is also a spare rubber strap that matches the color of the dial and is equipped with a pin buckle.

Technical specifications-Panerai LUMINOR MARINA PAM01117, PAM01118 and PAM01119

Case: 44 mm sandblasted titanium DMLS, CarbotechTM or FibratechTM case-sapphire crystal-water-resistant to 300 meters
Movement: Automatic movement P.9010-37.80 mm x 6 mm-28,800 vibrations per hour-3 days power reserve-31 jewels-hours, minutes, small seconds and date
Strap: Black or blue Panerai Sportech strap, luminous stitching, Velcro closure-additional black or blue rubber strap with pin buckle
Reference: PAM01117 DMLS Titanium
PAM01118 Carbotech
PAM01119 Fibratech

Royal Oak Offshore Automatic Chronograph 42mm

Royal Oak Offshore Automatic Chronograph 42mm (1993)

Audemars Piguet copy unveils the new evolution of the original Royal Oak Offshore in 1993

Swiss high-end watch manufacturer Audemars Piguet released a new evolution of the original Royal Oak Offshore in 1993, which includes three materials: stainless steel, titanium metal or 18 carat rose gold. Although the three 42mm watches retain the essence of the original timepiece, they are equipped with the latest automatic winding flyback chronograph from the watch factory, a new interchangeable strap system and a slightly modified dial design. The sapphire caseback has also returned, bringing extraordinary vision to the hand-made integrated chronograph.

Constantly improving performance
Three new Royal Oak Offshore best quality replica watches are equipped with a new self-winding integrated chronograph Calibre 4404, equipped with a column wheel and flyback function.

Unlike ordinary chronographs, the flyback function allows the wearer to stop, reset and start the chronograph with a simple action. The column wheel and the vertical clutch system work together. When the chronograph is started or stopped, the hands will react accordingly without any signs of beating. In addition, the button feels smooth when pressed. The patented reset mechanism ensures that each counter pointer instantly resets to zero.

The extraordinary vision of the 4404 movement
This new evolution has an anti-glare sapphire back cover that shows the internal workings of Calibre 4404, including its column wheel and the so-called “dance” of the chronograph hammer when the chronograph function is activated.

The audience can also admire the special 22-carat rose gold oscillating weight and exquisite hand-crafted decoration of the movement, including “Côtes de Genève”, satin-brushed and polished chamfers.

Reinterpreted in stainless steel, rose gold or titanium
The new Royal Oak Offshore watch offers stainless steel and two new case options: one is titanium and the other is 18-carat rose gold. Audemars Piguet released a previous model made entirely of titanium in 2004 (reference number 25721TI), which was the first time it demonstrated the evolution of the 18-carat rose gold “Petite Tapisserie” watch. The cases and bracelets of these three timepieces are hand-decorated alternately with the manufacturer’s signature satin brushed and polished chamfers.

The stainless steel and rose gold models have blue rubber buttons and crowns, as well as blue rubber gaskets that seal the bezel to the case. In contrast, the crown, washers and buttons of a titanium timepiece are made of black rubber.

Unique design combining past and present
Three new Royal Oak Offshore watches are faithful to the original aesthetics, incorporating the “Petite Tapisserie” pattern. The stainless steel model uses the iconic blue dial of the Royal Oak Offshore in 1993. This color is called “Night Blue, Cloud 50” in the archives of the watch factory. The rose gold reference model highlights the “Night Blue, Cloud 50” dial, with a rose gold timing counter that echoes the color of the precious case. Last but not least, the titanium version is decorated with a light gray dial, a black counter and a black inner bezel are more prominent.

Although the timepiece retains the original Royal Oak Offshore vertical chronograph display, the hours and small seconds are inverted: the hour counter is now at 12 o’clock and the small seconds at 6 o’clock. For its part, the minute counter remains at the 9 o’clock position. In addition, all counters are now equidistant from the center of the dial to increase visual appeal.

To pay tribute to the original watch, the gold application AP initials and the transferred “Audemars Piguet” signature are located at 3 o’clock. The date window also uses a magnifying glass integrated in the dial to magnify the date numbers, just like the 1993 timepiece.

Interchangeable bracelet and strap
These new models complement the factory’s new interchangeable strap system-appearing on metal bracelets for the first time. Interchangeability has been directly integrated into the buckle and the rivets of the case, perfectly blending with the aesthetic criteria of the case.

Customers can easily and efficiently replace the bracelet and buckle of a new timepiece with a quick click and release, while the double push system provides the best safety when wearing the luxury watch on the wrist.

The metal bracelet can be replaced with a rubber strap for a more sporty look and lifestyle, because the latest 42mm version is equipped with a second interchangeable rubber strap-the stainless steel and rose gold versions are blue; the black one Titanium sheet. Completely waterproof, when wearing a rubber strap, these three models can travel to a depth of 100 meters underwater.

The 42mm Royal Oak Offshore 2021 Interchangeable Strap Series also includes light blue and khaki textured rubber straps, as well as black calfskin straps.

A more modern but timeless watch
The Royal Oak offshore model designed by Emmanuel Gueit entered the world of high-end watches in 1993. Although its octagonal bezel and hexagonal screws retain the aesthetic guidelines of the Royal Oak, the Royal Oak Offshore has challenged the established traditional bezel with a huge visible black gasket and rubber coating with its amazing 42mm case size. Crown and buttons, and the curved links of the bracelet. Nicknamed “The Beast”, this sturdy and muscular Royal Oak watch leads the trend of large-scale watches. Over time, the Royal Oak Offshore has become an innovation platform, with a large number of new materials, case sizes, complications and colors, while still being faithful to the timeless design of the original model.

In 2013, the original Royal Oak Offshore watch underwent a major redesign for the first time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the watch. This limited edition of 20 pieces (model 26218) is equipped with Calibre 3126/3840 and was first introduced in the Royal Oak Offshore series (model 26170) in 2006. This watch is also equipped with a sapphire back cover, allowing you to have a glance at the self-winding mechanical movement handmade inside. This piece also witnessed the extraordinary return of the “Petite Tapisserie” pattern, which decorated the original Royal Oak and was used in the Royal Oak Offshore series for the last time in 2008.

The Royal Oak Offshore has undergone another design evolution in 2018 for the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the series. As the previous anniversary, this watch uses the original “Petite Tapisserie” pattern, marking its official return to the Royal Oak offshore core series. The 2018 edition is another tribute to the original timepiece, with the words “Royal Oak Offshore” engraved on its solid caseback. However, this special edition presents subtle differences in dial aesthetics, especially the logo renamed in 2012 and the unified layout of the entire dial.

The latest watch released this year adopts the manufacturer’s latest integrated chronograph technology, interchangeable strap system and slightly updated dial aesthetics, once again improving this iconic timepiece, as a timeless Royal Oak offshore watch Provide continuously improved performance and efficiency.

Jacob & Co. Astronomia Flawless Imperial Dragon

The ability to combine high-end watchmaking craftsmanship with other types of craftsmanship, whether it is inlay, engraving, hand-painting, music box making or enamel art, is a major feature of the famous American brand copy Jacob & Co.. Continuing this tradition, the company has added an incredible novelty to its watch collection-the Astronomia Flawless Imperial Dragon watch.

In this high-end watch, the unusual Astronomia mechanism is intertwined with a flexible dragon pattern made by hand lacquering and hand engraving in 18 carat rose gold. The miniature sculpture of the dragon consists of four parts (head, body, tail, and water around the dragon), which must be connected in an invisible seam. Considering that the image of the mythological creature is made of gold and therefore heavy, and the screws connecting the various parts of the dragon are very small, this task is indeed daunting. Not to mention that the watchmaker needs to be very careful not to damage the characters during the assembly process and bring them safely to the final stage, where the designer hand-completes the smallest details: scales, teeth, tongue and eyes.

Since the launch of the Astronomia series in 2014, a mandatory attribute of the models of the product line includes a huge sapphire glass case. Thanks to the transparency of the case, all the glory of the dual-axis tourbillon mechanism can be seen from different sides. The complex concept of the monolithic case design gives rise to the illusion that the complicated functions under the sapphire dome are floating in the air.

Replacing the individual metal parts used in previous models of this series with sapphire glass elements helps to achieve this effect. In particular, we are talking about case rings and lugs. The production of the “mythical” case (50 x 25.45 mm) took more than 1,000 hours in total!

This proud representative of the Jacobs company’s top timepiece is equipped with a manual winding movement and a 60-hour power reserve device. In addition to the hours and minutes, it also supports the operation of a two-axis tourbillon. The rotation speed of the latter is 60 seconds on one axis and 2.5 minutes on the second axis. In this model, the famous manufacturer retains the concept of the four-axis turntable module, fixing all functions and pure decorative elements at its end. In addition to the sub-dial and tourbillon frame, a 1-carat Jacob Cut® diamond and a lacquered magnesium alloy ball that symbolize the earth can also be seen under the dragon’s body. Both elements rotate around their axis at a speed of two revolutions per minute.

The unique timing device Astronomia was released in a single version, perfectly embodying the motto of Jacobs-“Inspired by the Impossible”.

Jacob & Co. luxury is one of the few brands that often amaze customers with their incredibly beautiful and reliable watches.