Richard Mille presents the RM 65-01 automatic split-seconds chronograph

Richard Mille fake has built its brand by combining highly sophisticated micromechanics with ultra-modern materials from the automotive and aerospace industries, and its latest chronograph-equipped timepiece, the RM 65-01 Automatic Two-Second The split-seconds chronograph continues this tradition. It is also, the company claims, “the most complicated timepiece ever produced in the workshop of Richard Mille.”

About five years in development, designed by engineers at Richard Mille in collaboration with movement craftsmen at Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier (Parmigiani’s fame, among other horological accolades), the new movement inside the RM 65-01 boasts a high-frequency, variable-in Inertial balance wheel oscillating at an astonishing rate of 36,600 vibrations per hour (5 Hz). As a result, its integrated split-seconds chronograph features ultra-precise stopwatch calculations to the nearest 1/10th of a second. Apart from Zenith’s El Primero, few other chronograph movements can achieve this level of precision. The movement’s architecture uses six column wheels and a vertical coupler. Visible through the base is its mechanical “brain” resting on a grade 5 titanium chassis supported by bridges of the same material,

Filling the watch’s power reserve is achieved through a new innovative feature, a patented rapid-winding mechanism activated by a pusher at 8 o’clock on the tonneau-shaped carbon fiber TPT case. Pressing this button 125 times fully winds the movement and is designed to maintain optimal torque when worn on the wrist. As with previous Richard Mille timepieces, the rotor offers ‘variable geometry’, meaning that the wearer can adjust its inertia for optimal winding rate according to his activity level. Consisting of no fewer than 600 pieces, the movement passed what Richard Mille considered a “ruthless” battery of tests, including anti-magnetic, water-resistant, shock-resistant and simulated 10-year mechanism aging (where the winding button deployed thousands of times).

Despite its complexity, the RM 65-01 is a best replica watches uk that emphasizes the legibility of all its functions through the clever use of color coding. Yellow is used for the chronograph elements – the hour and minute hands, the hour numerals and the small seconds at 6 o’clock. Orange marks the central chronograph seconds hand and the 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph subdials at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock respectively. The winding device is bright red, the date box is green, and the rattrapante hand is blue, which echoes the color of the start button.

The bezel, case and caseback are in Carbon TPT, a material used in racing yachts, Formula 1 cars and aircraft, which Richard Mille introduced to watchmaking in 2013. Crown and pushers are microblasted and satin-finished grade 5 titanium, quick-winding pushers are made of red quartz TPT. Another signature technical feature of Richard Mille copy chronographs: the gearbox-style function selector, which allows the user to switch between traditional winding (W), rapid date adjustment (D) and time setting (H) simply by pressing the crown Switch easily.

Auction Phillips Announces Royal Oak 50th Highlights Including Possible ‘Lagerfeld Black PVD’ and Ultra Early A-Series

A promotion dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Audemars Piguet’s iconic timepieces.

As we all know, this year the wholesale Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, the most iconic watch in the Le Brassus-based watchmaker’s collection, is approaching its 50th anniversary. As a result, the brand has launched a number of new models to celebrate half a century of Genta-designed sports watches with integrated bracelets, including a new version of the Jumbo Extra-Thin with an unprecedented movement, reference 16202. As you might expect, the auction house in Knowing the cult status of this watch is getting in on the festivities by preparing a dedicated sale. In this framework, Phillips, in association with Bacs & Russo, presents “The Royal Oak 50th”, a themed sale that will bring together some of the most important models produced by AP. This includes some Grande Complications, rare editions and historic watches, such as Karl Lagerfeld’s black PVD ​​coated watch or the first 5402ST A series to hit the auction market.

The 50th Royal Oak Auction will be held in Geneva on 6 May 2022 and will be a curated auction offering 88 treasures including rare, complex, historic and well-preserved Model.

Royal Oak 5402ST “A2”
The Royal Oak Jumbo was born in 1972 under the number 5402ST and was first released in a series of 1,000 pieces under the A-series code. Part of the Royal Oak’s 50th auction will be the first-ever numbered reference 5402 to appear at auction, a watch with serial number A2, meaning the second Royal Oak ever produced by Audemars Piguet. In addition, this watch was one of four Royal Oak models presented to the media and the public at the opening of Baselworld 1972. In addition, this watch comes with a full set of accessories and has never been worn.

KARL LAGERFELD Black PVD ​​Coated 5402ST Series A
One icon is worn by another… There is no other way to describe this famous black watch that has been featured many times in watches and fashion magazines, a watch that somehow started the trend of black and bespoke pieces… And a timepiece that achieved even more after its owner passed away in 2019.

Part of the Royal Oak’s 50th sale will be Karl Lagerfeld’s Black PVD ​​Coated Royal Oak Jumbo Reference 5402ST. The German creative director, fashion designer, artist and photographer is often seen wearing black PVD ​​Royal Oak models in different sizes, which he then presents to friends and collaborators. There are multiple period photos showing the designer wearing such a watch. Purchased in early 1974 while Lagerfeld was living in Italy, this watch was returned to the market in 1995 and remained in the same collection for over 20 years. Note: Phillips explained, “The location of the watch’s delivery and the amount of wear led Phillips’ watch experts to believe that the watch was the property of Lagerfeld.”

Royal Oak 25831ST Stainless Steel Tourbillon
Model 25831ST was introduced in 1997 as part of the celebration of the model’s 25th anniversary and was the first time a Royal Oak was fitted with a tourbillon regulator. It stands out most thanks to its off-centre display with date and power reserve indicators, and a striking octagonal tourbillon ring reminiscent of a watch bezel. Made of stainless steel, this watch is part of a collection of only 25 pieces, with the numerals 1/25, and features a blue Petite Tapisserie dial.

Following the introduction of the tourbillon in 1997, Audemars Piguet quickly introduced most of the complications that could be found in a Royal Oak case. To showcase its virtuosity, the Associated Press took the concept to the extreme with what it called the Grande Complication, a combination of a split-seconds chronograph, perpetual calendar and minute repeater. This watch is made of stainless steel and has a classic plaid blue dial, which is unique.

Platinum Royal Oak 25636PT Skeleton Perpetual Calendar
The perpetual calendar is one of Audemars Piguet’s most important complications and has therefore long been part of the Royal Oak collection. First introduced in 1984 as reference 5554, the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar watch quickly became a must-have in the collection, with several different versions being introduced. As part of the Royal Oak’s 50th auction, Phillips will be offering reference 25636PT, a platinum case model that also happens to be one of the first models with a skeletonized dial to reveal the QP mechanism below. It comes with a midnight blue sub-dial and no leap year indicator.

Royal Oak 25829TP Platinum and Tantalum Skeleton Perpetual Calendar
The current 25829TP is a slightly more modern version of the watch seen above, as it showcases a classic but rare and desirable combination of materials with a case made of tantalum highlighted with platinum elements. Made in just 16 pieces, this Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar in platinum and tantalum features a skeleton movement with leap year indicator and an attractive blue-grey tones.

Royal Oak 14802PT JUBILEE Platinum
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Royal Oak, Audemars Piguet launched the so-called Jubilee collection in 1992, marking the first 10 years of the Royal Oak Jumbo Extra-Thin (since 5402 in the early 1980s). Of the 1,000 pieces made for the 20-year collection, around 700 are wrapped in steel, 280 in gold and only 20 in platinum. Fewer watches feature so-called blue “Tuscan” dials with specific textures.

Franck Muller launches Vanguard Casablanca

Revive retro bestsellers.

Now in its third decade, Franck Muller cheap is a successful example of independent watchmaking, growing from a small company centered on the founder of the same name to a brand with nine-figure annual revenues.

In addition to a steady stream of innovations and highly complicated watches, the brand is best known for its tonneau-shaped cases – the Cintrée Curvex – which were so successful in the 1990s that tonneau-shaped cases became a staple of contemporary watchmaking.

The new Vanguard Casablanca is an evolution of the barrel shape while taking the palette and styling of the best-selling Cintrée Curvex Casablanca when it was launched in 1998. While the Vanguard was launched in 2014, the Casablanca debuted with a new 43mm size to fill the gap between the 41mm and 45mm cases.

The original Casablanca got its name from the 1942 film starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. To evoke the era of steamboat travel and exotic port cities, Casablanca has oversized Arabic numerals and dials in vintage colors like salmon and sand.

This has been translated into the Vanguard Casablanca, which blends the retro style of the original with a decidedly modern case in a sporty, masculine size. It’s a powerful and attractive design, arguably more typical of Franck Muller than earlier versions of the Vanguard.

Because the look is very typical of Franck Muller, this will appeal most to those who like the brand, especially if the existing 41mm and 45mm case sizes don’t fit. With Casablanca, Vanguard is available in 43mm for the first time.

Still very much like a tonneau case, the Vanguard case is essentially a modern take on the classic Cintrée Curvex. A prominent recessed bezel filled with black rubber runs along its perimeter, dividing the case lengthwise into the upper half. The break between the upper and lower halves reduces the perceived thickness of the case, while also making its lines more pronounced.

The Vanguard Casablanca is available in two sizes, 41mm and 43mm, the larger size being exclusive to South East Asia.

The Vanguard Casablanca is available in four colours inspired by the originals from the 1990s – blue, black, caramel and salmon. All the colours date back to the history of the brand as they are modelled on dials that Franck Muller has supplied in the past. high quality replica watches

Particularly attractive are the dials with warm tones, namely caramel and salmon. But for those who prefer a bolder look, the boutique version with a blue-black palette is the way to go.

The FM 800-DT is the standout among the chronograph versions, a movement that has the same diameter and power reserve as the ETA 2892, but is slightly thicker. It is produced in-house by Franck Muller, but was originally designed by German watchmaker Martin Braun.

Like most Franck Muller automatic movements, it has a solid platinum rotor, although it is completely hidden under a solid caseback.

Franck Muller Vanguard Casablanca (time-only)
Ref. V 43 SC DT CASA
refer to. V 41 SC DT Casa

Diameter: 41 mm x 49.95 mm, or 42.5 mm x 52.7 mm
Height: 12.2 mm, or 12.6 mm
Material: Steel
Glass: Sapphire
Water resistance: 30 m

Movement: FM 800-DT
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds and date
Frequency: 28,800 beats per hour (4 Hz)
Chain: self-winding
Power reserve: 42 hours

Strap: Alligator leather covered with rubber

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