The newest collaboration among the prestigious Swiss manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen, the respected art publisher TASCHEN and the worldwide popular American photographer Michael Muller resulted in a creation of a stunning Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Sharks”. This exceptional diver is produced in the limited quantity of 500 sorts.
The well-known photographer has spent the last few years documenting sharks in the wild. He was equipped with nothing but a patented seven-bulb 1200-watt strobe lighting rig while dived deep into the ocean to capture these fascinating creatures. The collection of his photographs was published earlier this year in his Taschen book entitled “Sharks”. Each model from this special collection has hand-signed copy of this book presented in a bite-proof metal shark cage.
Muller’s achievement has inspired the Schaffhausen-based manufacturer to produce this exclusive special edition timepiece. As we got used to a part of the proceeds from sales will go to support the Charles Darwin Foundation. This international not-for-profit scientific organization campaigns for the preservation of the shark population in the Galapagos Marine Reserve.
The case is shielded with sapphire crystals and beneath the front glass lies with a gray dial, which is said to be motivated by the color of many shark species. According to the international standards for diver’s timepieces, the dial comprises luminescent coatings to provide the best legibility even in deep murky water. The replica IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Sharks” is housed in a stainless steel case measuring 44mm in diameter and 17mm in thickness.
On the contrary, the case back of this special edition timepiece is encrusted with a special engraving depicting a group of hammerhead sharks swimming.
The beating heart of this impressive diving instrument is the in-house manufactured caliber which combines a flyback chronograph function with a self-winding system. The mechanical chronograph movement is built on 35 jewels and provides power reserve of 68 hours.
The Fake Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Sharks” is equipped with the IWC’s SafeDive system which ensures that the internal bezel can only be set in an anticlockwise direction. Dive times can be adjusted by using the external/internal rotating bezel. The new Aquatimer comes with a cozy rubber strap with a quick change system on a steel pin buckle. The special edition timepiece can be purchased in IWC replica watches boutiques worldwide.
The best Swiss watchmaker presented its latest creation at the inaugural Watches & Wonders salon in Hong Kong, a Millenary Minute Repeater, powered by an innovative mechanism. This technological masterpiece is in great value not only because it features the minute repeater complication, but also its in-house escapement and an atypical construction of the regulating organ, consisting of two balance springs, offering top accuracy, long-term stability and shock resistance, while cutting down the loss of power at the same time. Apart from its technical perfection, the new timepiece from the popular Millenary Collection looks truly amazing. You know it has the features of its dynamic three-dimensional architecture, powerful pink gold case and a unique interface.
This extraordinary timepiece brings together the oldest watch complication which dates from the 15th century and the 21st century architecture of the robust, 18 karat pink gold case with the diameter of 47 mm. This nice polished and shaped case houses a real masterpiece, new 2928 Calibre hand-winding movement, totally upgraded and manufactured by the fake Audemars Piguet. The first thing to be mentioned is the creative escapement that combines the reliability of a traditional, Swiss lever escapement with best effects of a direct impulse escapement, ensuring the optimal energy transmission. What’s more, this replica Audemars Piguet‘s escapement does not require the use of lubricants, and it raises precision and stability of the mechanism in the end.
Another gorgeous characteristic that comes with the new mechanism is the opposite-facing double spring system which offers huge advantages. Thanks to two barrels, the fully wound mechanism works up to seven days. The third barrel, which is two-and-a-half times larger than normal, stores the energy for the minute repeater mechanism. The balance spring beats at the frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour. Owing to a balance-stop system, accurate time-setting is guaranteed, while a security device which is the part of the new winding system prevents from eventual damages.
The stunning design of the interface gives a wearer to observe the mechanism with hand-beveled edges and interior angles, along with the overall galvanic treatment. For the complete impression, there is a sapphire crystal case-back. You can also see a ‘blued’ gong of the minute repeater on the dial side, which matches the color of hour, minute and small seconds hands. A white enamel dial is nicely off-centered, providing the unique angle of showing time. It is equipped by stylish Roman numerals in different sizes. A small-seconds sub-dial is cut in the larger display which is another beautiful aesthetic detail. New Millenary Minute Repeater replica watch is equipped with a fabulous brown leather band that well matches the color of the golden case.
We test the connection between Rolex and the military on this Memorial Day weekend. Let’s find out why this Swiss brand has such strong relationship to the military, both at home and abroad.
As fans of the replica Rolex, many of us know about the watchmaker’s connections with military establishments all over the world. What’s more, there are also the Rolex GMT-Master watches commissioned by the UAE Ministry of Defense, the Rolex Air-King watches for the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Defense, and the Sea-Dweller watches commissioned by the Omani Sultan to gift to British Military SAS troops who had fought during the Dhofar rebellion.
However, apart from Rolex watches that were officially issued to (or gifted to) military personnel, there are many those who serve that choose to wear the replica Rolex watches—either on or off duty. As a matter fact, we see a large number of the fake Rolex watches that come through our doors that belong to current servicemen and servicewomen, in addition to veterans. As their everyday companions, these Rolex replica watches have traveled the world with their owners while on active duty. Please don’t forget, while many Rolex watches are extremely luxurious, there are the tough Rolex tool watches too.
The replica Rolex watches were approachable for sale at many US Military overseas exchanges up until the early 2000s. The watches were significantly much cheaper than those at official Rolex boutiques. These prices, together with no sales tax, permitted a lot of military personnel to purchase themselves a Rolex watch. Now there’s an amazing job perk! Unfortunately, however, this is no longer the case and Rolex fake watches aren’t currently available at Military exchanges.
It is common that Submariner and GMT-Master models are especially well-known with US military personnel. Both models were born as robust tool watches that serve a purpose. Unveiled in 1953, the Submariner is the fake Rolex’s iconic diver’s watch that became essential for scuba divers of the era. Two years after the Submariner, Rolex launched the GMT-Master in 1955, therefore, allowing Pan Am pilots to follow two time zones. Although the GMT-Master was originally conceived for commercial pilots, it quickly became desired in other circles as well—including military pilots.
Perhaps not immediately evident, but the Explorer is another replica Rolex model that’s prevalent in the military. But once you consider its subtle straightforward style, rugged stainless steel construction, legible dial, and bright lume, so it’s easy to understand why. The Explorer is a reliable and steadfast the fake Rolex watch that gets the job done.
In the last past few years, the replica Panerai has grown so far beyond the very first offerings that it had when it was first acquired by the Richemont Group, as to defy description. The company has made everything from some of the most underappreciated tourbillons in the business, to perpetual calendars, astronomical clocks, and pretty much everything else you can think of. The fake Panerai watches have become not only the functional instrument and dive watches that originally made the brand’s reputation among enthusiasts, but exercises in pure design as well and there are now so many different variations on the original theme that it’s possible to find anything you might want in the catalogue – from serious functional dive replica watches to the best complications.
And yet, fundamentally, there are and have been, and probably only ever will be, two Panerai watches: Radiomir, with its wire lugs and echo of the very early days of professional and military dive watches (lest we forget, watches like the Submariner and Blancpain 50 Fathoms are follow-on to the saboteur’s and combat diver’s watches of World War II) and of course, Luminor, with its distinctive and irresistible lever crown locking system. Both have such strong identities that over the years the variations on these themes have proven inexhaustible, but the basic designs and attributes of the original models still have a powerful appeal.
Panerai replica has just announced that it has launched a limited edition – the Luminor Submersible Automatic Acciaio – which will be provided, in an interesting twist, not at authorized dealers or Panerai boutiques, but typically through the fake Panerai’s online e-boutique. Much of Panerai’s core collection is available to purchase online too, but this is the first time they’ve offered an e-boutique-only limited edition.
The two most distinctive features of this model are the distinctive locking lever for the crown – which, if you’ve never had a chance to play with one, is one of the most fun ways to secure a crown that’s ever come down the pike – and the dial. The latter is a very deep blue which depending on how the light hits it can seem anything from a sky-at-dawn azure, to almost black.
Our watch lovers always make comparison between Rolex and Omega. As the Swiss luxury watch brands, both of the two brands have very good fame all over the world. But they also have some differences in the technology, price and performance. Today, I am going to compare the pinup fake watches from the two brands in order to let you know the similarities and distinguish of them directly and expressly.
I choose the Submariner series in Rolex. Speaking of the replica Rolex, the Submariner collection must be the most attractive collection. The replica Rolex Submariner watches with green dials must be many people’s beloved watches. Manufactures use the special 904L stainless steel to forge the cases, improving the durability and sturdiness of the watches. And the oyster bracelets are the symbolic design of Rolex.
Rolex replicas often use some bright color to embody the difference with other watches. The watches are equipped with green bezels to achieve the most suitable and perfect collocation. Those designers in Rolex not just focus on the quality and function of the watches, they also focus on giving more attractive and distinctive appearance to the watches and make those wearers can get amazing experience with their watches.
As the descriptions about the replica Rolex above, maybe some of you have been tempted. How about the Omega watches? Let’s have a look at the steel bracelets copy Omega watches. If you only pay attention to the appearance, they must think Rolex watches are better. But we also need to lay emphasis on the function and performance. The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M collection is one of the most characteristic series in omega.
The watches have many enchanting detail layouts. Designers make the dials become so different because of the vertical texture. The blue hour hands and the yellow gold second hands add much glamour of the concise watches. To give the watches stronger function, the watches possess the Co-Axial caliber 8500 which created by omega. The caliber have achiever very high honor.
As a matter of fact, both of the two brands are rather amazing and perfect. By comparison,we can find the striking fake Rolex watches are more suitable for those people who are more outgoing or have distinctive personalities. And the fake Omega watches are more befitting for those low-key people who don’t want to become the focus or attracted many attention. Customers can select watches according to their distinctive preference and character trait.
We always hear “Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, Double Red, Gilt, tropical, bake-lite, floating cosmograph, floating Daytona, open four, closed four, creamy lume, tritium, mark I thru V, faded insert” in the world of the replica Rolex world- the list goes on with many different nuances offering varying collections. These timepieces are highly desired and sought after with the vintage dealers all chasing down the same replica watches from the increasingly vintage-savvy public. But what’s next? Which fake Rolex model would be recommended to someone expecting to enter the collector market other than the Red Submariner? I have been purchasing the modern pieces, but in fact, any non four-digit sport model, and I have seen the market dramatically rise on some other models that the entry level collector – or perhaps the elusive person looking for an investment piece – may be interested in.
The fake Rolex GMT watch comes without any surprises at all. They are a discontinued model that is not currently considered vintage but collectible nonetheless. As they become scarce in the market and wonderful examples become difficult to find, we have noticed the demand for the watch and the price for it soar. On top of that, if the insert on this model is a “Pepsi” or “Coke,” and/or faded, and come with the original box and papers, the market adds a premium. Even with a new insert, this GMT is a hot item. We have a tough time keeping this model available.
The shocker of this list, perhaps, would be the inclusion of the all gold Date. Whether it would be some models, 14k or 18k gold, they all fly out of the office. These models would sit on our site, but this year they are finding their place in the vintage market and showing increased sales at auction houses as well. The rivet bracelet or a model with box and papers, offers an even higher increase. In my opinion, the price-point for this all gold replica Rolex, vintage-casual look and the 34mm case size is what makes this watch a special buy. I wear a 1505 rivet w/ blue diamond dial and could have sold it off my wrist more than I can recall.
To tell the truth, only a few parts of people know that the famous Parisian firm of Cartier created the men’s wristwatch in 1904. But a nice new exhibition in London curated by world popular architect Lord Norman Foster at the Design Museum London is going to give the company’s most amazing watchmaking heritage its due.
Opening May 25th, Cartier in Motion explores and celebrates Cartier’s development and innovation through a century of creating captivating timepieces with over 170 exhibits. The museum promises “rare insights into the research and work of the designers at Cartier through extracts from material found in the Cartier Archives”.
The first men’s wristwatch was custom-built by the firm’s founder Louis Cartier for his friend, aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont, who did not want to have to fumble with his pocket watch when piloting the different kind of fanciful aircraft he constructed. Cartier’s Santos model pays tribute to this remarkable figure. The replica Cartier again stunned the watchmaking world with the introduction of the tank watch thirteen years later, motivated by Britain’s Mark IV tanks, with a flat, angular case.
The story goes hat M. Cartier presented one of the very first examples to American General John Joseph Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Force on the Western Front in World War I. At the time the wristwatch was still in its infancy. An exhibit as marvelous as this reminds many of the Rolex and Ferrari exhibition, but for now, let’s keep our eyes on the replica watches.
Of course, the tank went on to become one of the most celebrated which is still rather popular a hundred years on. As I have told AskMen, “There are few dress best watches more old-school and traditional than a fake Cartier Tank. It fairly reeks of class. It says that you’re an adult who’s used to being civilized and well turned out most of the time, not constantly jetting off to dive in shark-infested waters. It speaks of money but in hushed tones. Nowadays it’s not the most masculine watch in the world, but Cary Grant wore one. That’s all you really need to recognize.”
To celebrate 50 years of James Bond movie-making, the renowned Swiss replica watchmaker created an unique redesigned version of the iconic Seamaster Divesr 300M James Bond timepiece which was worn by the world’s most well-known spy in Golden Eye and other adventures that followed. Produced in two sizes, James Bond 50th Anniversary Seamaster 300M replica watches come with several super interesting features that nicely indicate the special occasion.
Although they are launched as Limited Editions, one can argue about their exclusivities, since there are even 11007 produced pieces of 41 mm model, while a smaller version with a 36.25mm case comes in the edition of 3007 pieces. Both versions have stainless steel cases which incorporate ceramic unidirectional rotating bezels, with elapsed diving-time scales in matt chromium nitride. The number “50″ comes in red to stress the anniversary year. Both timepieces are available with brushed and polished OMEGA patented screw-and-pin stainless steel bracelets.
A 007 monogram pattern on a lacquered black dials is the most controversial part of the new watch that already generates different opinions among the fake Omega’s avid fans. This model resembles to the one of a 2002 Limited Edition watch, but it is much more striking now. If it had to be a pattern, I would rather like to see something like a Seamaster Aqua Terra. However, new Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond watch has some pretty nice features that can captivate you at the first sight.
To begin with, there is a great screw-in case back with a gun-barrel effect that is shown in the opening sequence of James Bond movies. Another original element is a “bullet” decorated rotor that is visible through the central sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating inside.
Now, let us go back to the dial. While the 41mm version has the face with 11 hand-applied hour indices, the second version is distinctive by a diamond marker at the 7 o’clock position. The readability of the dial is exceptional, even in the extreme conditions, thanks to the white Super LumiNova coating on hour markers and the green SuperLumiNova on the minute hand and the 12 o’clock bezel marker.
The replica Omega Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond 50th Anniversary watch has the superb water-resistance up to 300 meter (660 feet). One of the features that provide this is a helium escape valve that allows gas to escape during decompression. Inside the case, there is an in-house Co-Axial Calibre 2507 self-winding movement, with the revolutionary escapement that provides greater stability, durability and exceptional chronometric performances that are guaranteed with the official certificate.
I specifically chose to spend a few time with the chronograph as this version got much less coverage than its three-handed counterpart. Besides, I will be honest, in the first hours of wearing it, and I did not like its proportions very much at all. It was sitting high and large on the wrist, very far from the vintage dimensions with which I spend more time. Yet, it is something you get used to soon; in a matter of days I had forgotten about it, especially since the blue dial often took the light in various beautiful ways. Here, the horizontal pattern does look very Patek (in a good way) and it definitely reminded me of the bracelets on those earlier models of which I am very much interested (though that might be more personal than anything).
The round chronograph registers on the non-round dial are a big plus for me here – and, as an added bonus, they make me remember of the toy robots from my childhood. The one thing I remained disappointed in was the bracelet; it felt a bit slim for such a case, and the finishing was a little rough. Then again, the price positioning might justify a sort of trade down in the bracelet department. What’s more, it is not fully integrated, so a switch to a strap is always a nice choice.
There was one place where I could tell no concession was made: the chronograph movement. Its operating was clean and precise, and the layout was highly legible. Note that the caliber model from Piaget replica bears a striking resemblance with the 1904-CH MC from Cartier, much as the 1110P of the time-and-date seems close to the Cartier 1904 MC, possibly showing some synergy between the two Richemont-owned brands (an ultra-thin Piaget caliber can also be found in the new slim Cartier Drive, for what it’s worth). The last thing about the chronograph gets even more geeky is that the feeling might not be shared, but I loved the round sub-register shape in the square-ish case, as it reminded me of the smiley robots I used to play with as a child. Now that I’ve said that, can you un-see it in this watch? I didn’t think so.
After a week of wear, I exactly have a better understanding of the merits and shortcomings of the chronograph. Far from being a disappointing watch, it is a very interesting release from Piaget at a different price point that, all things being relative, offers a new audience access to the brand. This watch makes total strategic sense, entering the sport-chic segment where the Royal Oak and Nautilus are blossoming, though again at a lower price for a different customer.
But, while it’s a piece of strength in some ways, this is also the greatest weakness in the eyes of the purists. It feels like a “safe” watch, adding nothing new and taking no real risks. As such, it falls below what we would have expected from the fake Piaget of the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s, which did not shy away from offering radically different pieces from the competition, from the slim cheap replica watches with hard stone dials to the original watches.
Apparently, different times need different sizes, but it absolutely explains how a self-proclaimed “game changer” disappointed quite a few when released. However, I have to stress two things after my time with this watch: First, it really is a game-changer for the Piaget replica watches, if we look at it from a business strategy and long-term-growth perspective; and second, the criticism is coming from seasoned collectors who are not in any way the original target for the to start with. Time will tell if the (time-and-date and/or chronograph) will find its market and have the same effect on Piaget that the watch had throughout the 1980s. At the very least, it will be interesting to observe.
On May 15, 2017, Christie’s will sell a Patek Philippe Calatrava in Geneva which could be one of the most significant watches to sell in the modern collectible watch era, of course that might not just the reason you are thinking about. Surely, there’s no doubt that watch is a unique one, and actually would cost much in price. The Calatrava is one of the least common references made by Patek Philippe, and when they come up for sale it’s generally big news. But that isn’t why you’re reading this story. No, this Calatrava coming to Christie’s is such a fascinating lot because its result may finally open up a discussion long held in the back offices of Milanese pushers, of Swiss auction houses, and penthouse apartments of Asian mega-collectors. When will replica watches become OK to own? Or are real watches the only ones worth anything and shall those that have been refreshed keep efficiently outcast? Now we will give the answer to you, but first let’s talk about the basic topic of what the Calatrava is.
This sale was a significant one as that lot validated that the 530 was indeed made not only as a chronograph but as a time-only Calatrava.
Generally speaking, before we vilify Christie’s, it is well-known to you all. First, they announced that this watch was sold publicly with a silver dial and that a black dial was added within the past 10 years. Second, the watch was born with a black dial! That means this new black dial is actually more correct than the silver dial with which we became first acquainted. The archive extract for this watch reads “Type of dial: Black, raised hour markers in steel.”
So things become more interesting in this way, the watch for Christie’s, for the consignor, and for any potential buyer. It is completely obvious here that this fake watch wasn’t born with this dial. But that doesn’t make the dial incorrect for it.
Will A Strong Result Mean It’s OK To Modify A Watch If It’s Done Well?
So, let’s think about the watch here and what it might mean to the industry. Now it seems as if only original watches are worth buying and paying full price for. If a watch has been cleaned, or retouched, or modified in any way, it is a quick turn off to most purchasers. The huge values placed on condition and originality are rather recent phenomenon, and some of the most crucial vintage watches in the world feature dials that have been cleaned or corrected in some way, and that was, well, seemed so nice. But because we currently live in a world where it seems that a handful of dealers and auction houses are able to produce “untouched” replica watches with some regularity, and the world’s wealthy continually pay record-setting prices for them, what happens to the rest of the watches?