REDESIGNED BREITLING CHRONOMAT B01 CHRONOGRAPH 44 HANDS-ON

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Breitling has been anything but under the radar the last couple of months. With Georges Kern at the helm, we’ve seen almost endless releases of new Navitimers (to mixed reviews and polarizing opinions, even among our team) but Breitling surprised us with the new Breitling Chronomat B01 Chronograph 44 at Baselworld this year. Modestly redesigned with a contemporary vibe in mind, the updated Chronomat is a welcome addition to Breitling’s modern catalog. Featuring their coveted B01 movement, a satin-brushed case, and reserved dial design, the Chronomat 44 takes an already rugged design and adds a bit more comprehension to it. We had a chance to try the modest (for Breitling anyway) new model and are here to give you our initial thoughts.

It’s been a little while since we’ve seen a significant update to the Chronomat or Avenger collections. Breitling took an aggressive approach to revamping the Superocean line with a dizzying slew of new models, followed this year by the controversial Navitimer collections. They peppered in a few updates (mainly the Chronomat 44 Boutique Edition and Super Avenger 01 Boutique Edition) accompanied by their heavy handed promotion of the new-ish B01 movement. But the boutique models have been largely unattainable and the collections have remained untouched for the last four or five years.

The reason I bring up both collections is because the new Chronomat 44 feels (to me anyway) like a fusion of the two. Let’s start with the case. The brushed stainless steel case measures in at an obvious 44mm with a relatively thick 16.95mm measurement off the wrist. Although, as is often the case with Breitling, it does feel a little bigger. The choice to go with the brushed case instead of the often standard polish found on almost all Chronomats, in my opinion, was a step in the right direction. The Chronomats have often looked ostentatious with the large numbered bezel and a high degree of polish, and the subdued Chronomat 44 doesn’t feel like a piece of jewelry, it feels like a tool – I’m actually reminded of the Chrono Avenger from Blood Diamond when I look at it.

THE BREGUET HERITAGE: A HANDS-ON LOOK AT HISTORY

The Breguet Heritage: A Hands-On Look At History, Manufacturing & Watches Inside the Manufacture

One could easily write a several-hundred-page-long book about Breguet – but one would be late to the party, as there are multiple fine publications about his awe-inspiring achievements. Hence, it would be highly irresponsible of us to try and bring all that accumulated historical knowledge into this article, but – as we said – we will cover all the important historical highlights and innovations, as well as what the brand has been up to since its Swatch Group-driven revival in 1999.

Abraham-Louis Breguet was born in 1747, in Neuchâtel, a little town that retains its high significance in the Swiss watch industry to this day. In his teens, he left the family home to first move to Versailles and then to Paris to pursue his studies as a watchmaker’s apprentice. In 1775, at the age of 28, he opened his workshop in the Ile de la Cité neighborhood of Paris – only a stone’s throw away from prestigious areas around the Louvre and Place Vendôme – with the assistance of a certain Abbot Joseph-François Marie, who helped the young watchmaker to not only get started under his own name but also to gain access to the French Court. Although the French aristocracy shortly began supporting the young watchmaker and entrepreneur, Breguet had to leave Paris during the French Revolution, only to return a few years later in 1795.This short summary may appear to be but a brief chapter in Breguet’s career, but we’d be awfully wrong to suggest that: let us take a quick look behind the scenes to better understand how early it was that his genius started to show in his work.

The First Automatic Winding Watch Caliber
It was in 1780, only five years into owning his workshop, that he developed the world’s first automatically wound watch caliber. Yes, the very basics of modern automatic watches were laid down by Breguets invention. His goal was to create a pocket watch that would need not be wound by a key (since winding a watch movement through the crown was not yet possible at the time), but that would rewind its mainsprings all by itself. His “perpétuelle” caliber featured an oscillating weight that would respond to the wearer’s hand gestures when holding the watch, as well as his movement when walking.

The Rolex Sky-Dweller replica UK

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Introduced in 2012, the Rolex Sky-Dweller replica UK enables to make travellers keep track of time at a glance. As a technological timepiece protected by 14 patents, the Sky-Dweller also combines the mechanical sophistication with the ease of use perfectly.

Crafted from the stunning 18K Everose gold, the 42 mm case features the fluted bidirectional rotatable Rolex Ring Command bezel. Thanks to the screw-down case back and watertight crown, the copy Rolex Sky-Dweller42mm watches are still available at the depth of 100 meters. In addition, the robust Oyster case is fitted with a matching brecelet with flat three-piece links, which is generous and comfortable.

Besides,a fixed inverted red triangle points to the user’s chosen reference time. The 24-hour display on the off-centre disc allows travellers to distinguish daytime hours from night-time hours in the distant time zone.

Although the SKY-DWELLER series has several watches, but that is to say that the three “different”, different colors, different materials, and strap different in the phenotype (triangular crater case, the Roman numerals, etc. ) The same, table diameter (42 mm) the same, the movement (Cal.9001) unchanged, the same function on the basis of these three angles to do some transformation, the table model is not the same. For example, the following three, we carefully scrutinize the following to see what’s different.

This series of models equipped with the movement Cal.9001, because equipped with “the most complex” function, so it is also known as Rolex is by far the most complex movement, and a little regret is that this movement is not back Revealed to everyone to watch. This movement power reserve 72 hours, like many Rolex movement passed the COSC certification, equipped with Paraflex shock absorbers, and high anti-magnetic blue Parachrom springs and so on.

New Oyster Perpetual Explorer type watch

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ROLEX launched the new Oyster Perpetual Explorer type watch, full luminous display, to ensure that at a glance. This model’s unique 3, 6 and 9 figures are coated with luminous material, and the hour markers and the same distribution of persistent blue light pointer. This unique hromalight luminous display ensures clear reading regardless of environmental conditions. The pointer is more wide extension, so that explicit time more clearly. The new Explorer will be Rolex in 2015 laid the top of the Observatory certification to ensure that the watch worn on the wrist to play the top performance.
Explorer symbolizes Rolex and explore the world’s indissoluble bound. In the thirties, driven by the spirit of this pioneer, Rolex has repeatedly Himalayan expedition to provide timepieces of equipment, and in the adventure from the sidelines, watch the development of the future have a direct impact, The watch is more accurate, sturdy and reliable. On May 29, 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made their debut at Mount Everest, 8,848 meters above sea level. The brilliant achievements of this adventure, but also to consolidate the Oyster watch and adventure activities closely linked. To celebrate this initiative, Oyster Perpetual Explorer in 1953 officially available, quickly became a classic watch.

Rolex Explorer is the best demonstration of cooperation with the outside world. Since the late 1920’s, Rolex to the world as a laboratory to test the operation of the watch in a realistic environment. With this pioneering spirit, Rolex watch Himalayas several times by fellow explorer pick, and they all opinions from safari to watch could affect the future development of the watch.

Explorer watch with 904L steel solid chain Oyster strap, strap with Oyster insurance buckle to prevent accidental opening of the clasp. The buckle is also equipped with an easy-to-adjust link, which is designed to be easily extended by the wearer by about 5 mm. In any case, it is comfortable to wear.
Top Observatory certification.

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Inheritance explorer past traditions and characteristics, the new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer demonstrated the power of today’s world. A symbol of the new models continue watch ─ continue the pursuit of simple and elegant. Case with 904L stainless steel, can effectively resist. Its case is slightly widened to 39mm, to highlight the appearance, and even more so that the wearer comfort.
The watch is equipped with an automatic chain constant pendulum thallium means, Parachrom blue gossamer and Paraflex cushioning device, the accuracy and operation in extreme environments to the extreme, becoming reliable, sturdy timing tool.

Rolex Military Submariner 5513

When it comes to rare luxury watches that are sure to turn heads there are few that are as desirable as the Military Rolex Submariner 5513. Forget finding one of these watches in mint condition. Finding one at all is a victory for most collectors. The Royal Navy had about 1200 made in the 1970’s. It is said by some experts that only a few hundred exist in their original condition. Many of these watches have had parts replaced or have been destroyed over the years.

Rolex Military Submariner 5513 ( Credits © Bob Watches )

Replica Rolex ,Take a close look at the Milsub’s dial and you should be able to quickly spot a large T in a circle.
The T was marked on this watch to indicate the presence of tritium.

The dial is also a dead giveaway as two which reference of the Military Submariner you might have. The markers on a reference 5517 will have a much bolder look than the 5513 shown above.

Moving on to the watch hands you will notice that the Military Submariner’s arms can be a little different than the standard 5513. The Military issue 5513 sports one of two variations. The first uses the standard Mercedes hands. The latter will utilize two sword hands and has no Mercedes emblem. The Omega Seamaster has similar sword hands, which some people have used as replacements. A good collector should inspect the hands to ensure that they are in fact original.

The Bezel of the Milsub 5513 was specially crafted with an insert that may contain markings all the way around. Replica watches . The case is a standard 5513 but the spring bars are fitted with metal bars that use a NATO type strap. Because of this configuration the MilSub’s are not seen with a stainless steel strap unless modified.

The caseback has a very unique set of symbols and numbers that will be different depending on the delivery date. Some of these models were delivered with Mercedes hands and others with 15-minute bezels. Identifying the correct reference before making an evaluation of a Milsub will be important.On the back of each case there is a MOD number that begins with 0552 or W10. A triangle with a hat will be displayed directly below the issue and year numbers.

For anyone who loves Rolex watches this is surely a watch to add to your must have list. The price, however, is not for the faint of heart. Over the years this watch has increased exponentially. Cheap replica watches online store

In 2008, Christie’s sold one for $64,805 at their Hong Kong watch auction. Three short years later in 2010, Christie’s sold another for a whopping $92,574 at their December Hong Kong watch auction. Not a bad return for anyone who may have invested in one of these vintage timepieces.

Omega Seamaster Diver in red gold and titanium

Omega Seamaster Diver in red gold and titanium

Don’t look now 007, but Omega has launched the 25th anniversary of the Seamaster Diver with a brand new collection slightly shrunken to 42mm and including this novel mix of titanium tantalum and red gold. The wave effect dial of the original piece reruns, albeit now laser engraved onto an enamel dial. Otherwise this watch would make a perfect partner to Daniel Craig 23 years after it debuted on Bond’s wrist. The lack of a date (a sign of a real tool watch) confers caliber 8806 status on its Metas-tested “grand chronometer” movement.

OMEGA first introduced the Seamaster 300 in 1957 – it was a watch designed especially for divers and professionals who worked underwater.

More than half a century later, the timepiece makes a comeback in a completely upgraded and enhanced form, ready for a new generation of adventurers. This Seamaster 300 has a sand-blasted blue dial with rhodium-plated hands coated with “vintage” Super-LumiNova. The polished ceramic bezel ring has a Liquidmetal™ diving scale.

The 41 mm brushed and polished grade 5 titanium case is presented on a matching bracelet. A transparent caseback makes it possible to see the anti-magnetic OMEGA Master Co-Axial calibre 8400 within.

Rolex Submariner Vs Explorer

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While the Submariner goes into the deep, the Explorer (below) was built to scale mountain peaks, following Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s successful ascent of Mount Everest with their Oyster Perpetual timepieces.

Since it wasn’t made for deep-sea diving, the watch is waterproof up to 100m, unlike the Submariner’s 300m. This means you can still go swimming with it and do practically everything in your daily life with it. Just no expeditions to the Titanic wreckage, please.

MOVEMENT
Now that we’ve sorted out the basics, let’s look inside the watches. The Submariner here uses Calibre 3130 which is basically the same as the very reliable workhorse Calibre 3135, except it doesn’t have the date function. The previous Explorer also ran on Calibre 3130 but the new version here uses Calibre 3132, which includes the high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers. Both the Submariner and Explorer are certified Superlative Chronometers with a power reserve of 48 hours and feature the proprietary paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring.

When it comes to aesthetics, the basic models look similar with their stainless steel case, bracelet and black dial. However, the Submariner has a sportier feel, thanks to its uni-directional rotating bezel and slightly larger case (40mm to the Explorer’s 39mm). On the other hand, the Explorer, with its baton indexes and fixed stainless steel bezel, looks more versatile—you can take it hiking but also to a black tie gala.

PRICE
Now for many of us, this is what it really comes down to, isn’t it? For a sports model, you can expect the Submariner to cost more than an Explorerbut at about $10,000 for a basic model, it may be slightly out of reach for the average executive. Nevertheless, it’s still one of the most popular Rolex models around and stocks fly off the shelves as fast as Republicans ditch Donald Trump.

On the other hand, the Explorer’s $8,770 price tag is a little more manageable for an entry-level piece. Since both the Submariner and Explorer are comparable in terms of movement, the Explorer scores on versatility, value, and the sheer fact that it’s not going to be lost in the sea of Submariners out there.

At the end of the day, if this is your first Rolex, get the Explorer. But if you’re looking to expand your collection, a Submariner is an iconic piece you’d want to add to it.

Rate precision from Patek Philippe’s perspective

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One of the successful outcomes of the Patek Philippe Advanced Research project involved a significant reduction of the negative impact of the center – of – mass imbalance on the isochronism of the balance spring itself. A glance at the Spiromax ® balance spring made of Silinvar ® shows that the outer boss is now paired with an inner boss. The outer boss, also referred to as the Patek Philippe terminal curve, improves the isochronism of the balance in all positions by assuring the adequately concentric expansion and contraction of the balance spring. It compensates the disruption of isochronism caused by the escapement and the rotation of the balance regardless of the amplitude. Conversely, the inner boss offsets positional changes of the center of gravity to assure the highest possible rate accuracy in vertical orientations. For the owner, this means that the watch will not run slower or faster regardless of its orientation. The production of hairsprings with the DRIE process guarantees a perfect reproduced geometry, including the positional changes of its center of gravity. Because silicon cannot be deformed, its properties are not affected even when the watch is worn daily. The precisely defined geometry of the inner boss causes a controllable position change of the center of gravity while the spring contracts and expands. This significantly reduces or even eliminates the center – of – mass imbalance of the hairspring during each semi – oscillation. The result is a degree of rate accuracy that exceeds nearly all standards for mechanical watches regardless of their orientation.

Rate precision from Patek Philippe’s perspective

The Patek Philippe Seal imposes very stringent requirements on all of the manufacture’s mechanical watches. The mean rate of movements with a diameter of more than 20 mm must range within – 3 to +2 seconds per day. For Patek Philippe tourbillon timepieces, the tolerance is a strict 3 seconds per 24 hours. Hundreds of repetitive measurements performed by Patek Philippe’s certification laboratories have shown that a mechanical Patek Philippe movement with a Spiromax ® balance spring that has both an outer and an inner boss can be adjusted to a mean rate of – 1 to +2 seconds per 24 hours, which matches the rate accuracy of a Patek Philippe movement with a tourbillon.

Trailblazing technologies for a promising future

The new Spiromax ® balance spring with an inner and outer boss reconfirms the extraordinary benefits of Silinvar ® , the silicon derivative that Patek Philippe launched in 2005 as a world debut. Machining it with the DRIE process allows the geometry of the hairspring to be al tered at any location to systematically influence its oscillation behavior and thus its isochronism. This is an ambitious goal because a precise and dependable rate is an important prerequisite for assuring the successful future of the proud tradition of mechanical timekeeping. For this reason, Patek Philippe’s objective is to gradually integrate the balance spring with this geometry in its current production schedule. But Patek Philippe Advanced Research also extends to other fields as illustrated by the n ext innovation within the framework of this presentation.

TAG Heuer Celebrates 55 Years of the Heuer Carrera

The design alone was destined to set new standards. The watch world had never seen a dial as modern, as tidily comprehensible and as readily legible as the face of the Carrera. Jack Heuer, who was responsible for the model’s design, relied on minimalism to achieve this clarity. “We eliminated all inessential extra subdivisions, which resulted in a totally clear, clean and stylistically pure dial.”

Last but not least, the style that Jack Heuer conceived for the Heuer Carrera also expressed his admiration for modern design. He loved furniture by Le Corbusier and Charles Eames. He liked Oscar Niemeyer’s architecture. And he correctly anticipated that the boom in space travel would further strengthen the trend toward straightforward design.

Especially the early puristic Carrera chronographs with their twin and triple subdials rank among the most handsome watches ever built. Customers’ subsequent requests for a tachymeter scale were granted, which made the dial somewhat more crowded. But the tachymeter was soon repositioned onto the inner tension ring and the fifth-of-a-second scale retreated onto the dial.The earliest Heuer Carreras needed manual winding. An automatic caliber for chronographs was not yet available, so Jack Heuer decided to develop one. To finance the necessarily enormous investment, he joined forces with appropriate competitors such as Willy Breitling, as well as Hans Kocher, the technical director of Buren Watch S.A. and Dubois-Dépraz S.A. The Hamilton manufacturer joined this trio later. The unveiling ensued simultaneously in Geneva and New York in 1969, when the illustrious team premiered Calibre 11, the world’s first automatic chronograph movement with microrotor. This pioneering achievement paved the way toward a bright future for Heuer’s chronographs – first and foremost the Carrera – for everyday use and motorsport.

The Carrera’s first collection was already a worldwide success. By the mid 1960s, the catalogue already included the Carrera 12, Carrera 45, Carrera Tachy, Carrera Deci and Carrera Black models. A world premiere followed in the mid 1970s with the debut of the first chronograph hosting a digital date display on a printed ring.

Exsive collection of Rolex Datejust replica Watches

You are going to want to make sure that you work to get the Rolex replica watches that are available to you at any time. Check out our extensive collection of Rolex Datejust replica watches where you will find only high quality replicas online. These are replica watches that anyone can wear and look good.

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Gold is coveted for its lustre and nobility. Steel reinforces strength and reliability. Together, they harmoniously combine the best of their properties. A true Rolex signature, Rolesor has featured on Rolex models since the early 1930s, and was trademarked as a name in 1933. It is one of the prominent pillars of the copy Rolex Oyster collection.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 replica

In fact, the Rolex Datejust Turn-o-graph replica is one of timepieces with the longest tradition in the Rolex family. As a member of the creative Professional line of Rolex watches, the first Turn-o-graph was unveiled in 1953, with the 40mm-diameter case, Caliber A.296 self-winding movement and water resistance to 50 meters. It is worth mentioning that it was the first Rolex watch with a rotating bezel for measuring periods of elapsed time, which became popular quickly.

Rolex Datejust Diamond Bezel Everose Gold Special Edition-Rolex Datejust collection reveals an elegant temperament and the grand manner. Rolex adopts the quality materials, excelsior craft, and advanced technology to make each piece of series excellent. In addition, all the watches need to go through rigorous tests such as the appearance observation, performance inspection and test on time, to ensure the accuracy and reliablity. Rolex Datejust is not only a model of Rolex watches, but also a watch that reflects the concept of lasting value.