zelin0802 / September 28, 2022

Rolex Datejust 31 278274

Among the 2022 Rolex novelties presented at Watches and Wonders, one of the newest is the 31mm Rolex Datejust, available in 3 versions, featuring an attractive floral dial, unique colours and a very attractive and appealing look.

If last year Rolex introduced three 36mm Rolex Datejust with a special new leaf pattern dial, this year the smaller 31mm model features a new plant-centric dial that works well and subtle.

This 31mm trio contains three dial colours and over 25 different constructions, all in a sleek crossover style of the 31mm Datejust. Available in Silver Dial, Olive Green Dial and Vibrant Blue Azzurro Dial, available in different case, bracelet and bezel combinations, in Everose Gold and Oystersteel, White Gold and Stainless Steel, Yellow Gold, Rose Gold, With smooth bezels, diamonds, domed and inlaid bezels, grooves, jubilee bracelets, oyster bracelets and more.

But what sets this colorful set of 31mm Datejust watches apart isn’t just the flower and metal combination, it’s also the center of each flower (often called a stamen), which is set with a small diamond. Each sphere has 24 diamonds of this type, creating a more interesting and subtle effect than when diamonds are used as hour markers.

Powered by the automatic movement Calibre 2236 developed by Rolex, beneath these imposing dials, these magnificent pieces feature a date display at 3 o’clock, beating at 4 Hz, offering a power reserve of 55 hours and a -2 to -2 precision. +2 seconds per day (all in a 20mm diameter movement). Prices for the simplest model ref start at 9,600 euros. 278274, models with blued steel dial, everose gold and diamond bezel up to 41,800.

Rolex’s professional collection aside, these very special floral dial styles are really fun and just as impactful as last year’s leaf dial, eye-catching and evoking the warmth and freshness of spring. It is precisely the time when these watches have flourished that have added a lot of glamour to the Small Diameter Datejust collection, where the luxury element is more prominent than ever. cheap watches for sale

Case/Bracelet/Dial
Diameter: 31mm
Case Material: Oystersteel + White Gold, Oystersteel and Everrose, Yellow Gold, Rose Gold, etc.
Water resistance: 100 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Combination Metal Bracelet Dial
Color: blue, silver or green

move
Movement: Rolex Calibre 2236
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date
Diameter: 20mm Power
Storage: 55 hours on-chain
: Automatic winding
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour
Additional details: Syloxi hairspring, Paraflex shock absorption

zelin0802 / September 27, 2022

Bridging the gap: Corum watch gold bridge circle

Following last year’s relaunch of the Bubble collection and further expansion of the collection this year, Corum is also introducing another reinterpretation of the familiar model, the Golden Bridge. First launched in 1980, the Golden Bridge has become an iconic timepiece due to its small, rectangular movement. It comes in many variants, but in 2016 Corum first introduced it to a round case. This is the Corum watch golden bridge round.

The Corum Golden Bridge is arguably the precursor to the current full sapphire case – you will. Industry legend Vincent Calabrese envisioned a case that would not be the coffin of the movement. Instead, he dreamed of having a case that served as a showcase for the mechanical engine that powered the watch. The first prototype of his linear built-in movement appeared in 1977. It is only fixed to the case at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock, so it is almost suspended in the air. Vincent was introduced to Mr. René Bannward, the founder of Corum, through a mutual friend, the director of the International Watchmaking Museum in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Mr. Bannward was so convinced of the possibilities of this new revolutionary movement that the first Kunlun Golden Bridge watch was introduced to the public in 1980. If you ask me, it took some courage to launch such an unusual watch in the midst of the Quartz Crisis, but it has simply become an iconic watch, not only in the Corum collection, but throughout watchmaking history.

Over the years, we’ve seen several iterations of this concept, with very classic gold or platinum tonneau cases, and very modern titanium versions with horizontally suspended movements. This new Corum watch Gold Bridal Circle is inspired by the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The suspension bridge spanned the Golden Gate Bridge connecting the Pacific Ocean to the San Francisco Bay Area and was commissioned in 1937. This engineering marvel of its time was probably the most iconic and photographed bridge in the world. This is mainly due to the bridge’s massive size, idyllic location and unique red paint used to cover the bridge and protect it from the elements. If you look at the construction of its road deck, you can clearly see the inspiration for the construction of girders like the Corum Golden Bridge Round. If you think about it, the name is almost doomed: Golden Gate and Golden Bridge. 1 plus 1 almost equals 2 stories, right?

The Corum Golden Bridge Round features not only a gold case, but also a movement partly made of 18ct gold. The main plates and bridges of the hand-wound rectangular C0113 movement are made of gold, as are the beams that adorn the movement. The design of the movement leaves little room for extra decoration, but the main plate and bridges feature some classic hand-engraving. The girders are brushed but not trimmed and have no polished interior corners, but somehow it doesn’t fit the gold door inspiration. The bridges don’t have any decorative polish, why should the girder of the watch do that? Around the movement and the girder, there is a beveled ring with simple applied hour markers, the brand name at 12 o’clock, and the Corum-key logo on either side.

The 43mm wide case is very comfortable to wear, although it is a little oversized and not a true classic. It’s pretty slim though, at less than 9mm thick, making it perfect for business attire. It features a sapphire crystal on the front and back and a sapphire case for maximum viewing of the C0113 movement and girder. The lugs on the 6 o’clock side of the case are slightly elongated to make room for the crown to be manipulated. The Corum Golden Bridge Round buy replicas watch is worn on a soft brown alligator leather strap with a delicate butterfly folding clasp with the Corum logo.

SOME SPECIFICATIONS OF THE CORUM GOLDEN BRIDGE ROUND:

Case:43mm x 8.8mm, 5N 18K rose gold, sapphire front, back and caseband, water resistance 30 meters, crown at 6 o’clock.

Movement: Calibre C0113, hand-wound, 28,800 vph 40 hours power reserve, hour and minutes

Strap/Bracelet: brown crocodile leather, butterfly folding buckle with Corum logo in 5N 18k rose gold

reference B113/03010

zelin0802 / September 20, 2022

Richard Mille – RM 032 Les Voiles de St Barth

One of the world’s leading regattas, Les Voiles de St Barth, is back after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 11th edition of the event (April 17-23) will see 71 teams and 700 sailors compete against Maxis, Super Maxis, Multihulls, Spinnakers and Melges 24s, all ready to compete for a spot on the podium.

On this special occasion, Richard Mille, one of the main sponsors of the event since 2010, presents the RM 032 Les Voiles de St Barth, a high-tech product capable of withstanding 30 bar (approximately 300 bar). meters/1,000 feet) in accordance with the ISO 6425 standard for diving watches.

The 50.00mm x 17.80mm case of the RM 032 Voiles de Saint Barth features a two-tone combination of Caribbean blue and white quartz TPT, integrating these elements into the middle of the grade 5 titanium case, lugs, inserts and case back Made of carbon fiber TPT.

Grade 5 titanium pushers operate the chronograph and lock the rotating bezel. Save time by resetting a running chronograph without first stopping the mechanism using the pusher between 4 and 5 o’clock.

The crown and pushers are locked by simply turning a ring on the crown (green index when unlocked, red index when locked). This protects the movement from damage caused by excessive pressure or impact on the crown. Guaranteed waterproof to 30 bar (approx. 300 m/1,000 ft).

The RM 032 is powered by the RMAC2 Calibre self-winding movement with hours, minutes, oversized date, month, flyback chronograph, minute and seconds hands, hour counter, running indicator and variable geometry rotor. It beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz), and the twin barrels provide a power reserve of 55 hours.

At 3 o’clock, we can see the “indicateur de marche”, which thanks to a rotational frequency of 2 rpm, allows to check the functioning of the running movement at a glance.

The semi-instant date is located in a horizontal window below 12 o’clock, with automatic adjustment for 30-day or 31-day months. This model also displays the current month in a small window between 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock.

The skeletonized baseplate and bridges are made of black PVD ​​​coated grade 5 titanium, providing excellent rigidity to the entire assembly, as well as the precise surface flatness that is essential for the perfect functioning of the gear train.

The free sprung balance with variable inertia ensures greater reliability in the event of shocks and during assembly or disassembly of the movement, resulting in better timekeeping results over time.

In sporting or non-sporting environments, the variable geometry rotor can adjust the winding of the mainspring according to the user’s activity level. By adjusting the six-position ribs, the inertia of the rotor is altered to speed up the winding process with leisurely arm movements, or slow it down while in motion. replica RM Watch

zelin0802 / September 19, 2022

W&W2022: Zenith Chronomaster Sport at Rosegold and New Chronomaster Open

At Watches and Wonders 2022, Zenith introduced the highly successful Chronomaster Sport in a rose gold case, as well as a premium version in stainless steel. At the same time, the Chronomaster Open launched three new editions, revealing the internal mechanisms through openings in the dial.

Zenith Chronomaster Sport Gold
Zenith presents two Chronomaster Sport with rose gold cases. There are also stainless steel and rose gold two-tone versions. In each case, however, the diameter remains at 41mm. Both models are made of 18-karat rose gold, and the bezel is also made of the same precious metal. The watchmaker engraved the scale on the bezel to read the 1/10-second chronograph. The rose gold Chronomaster Sport is available with a black lacquer finish or a matte white dial. cheap luxury watches

There is also a style that combines a stainless steel case with a rose gold bezel. This color scheme is also used on the strap, with the central link in rose gold. The buttons and crown on the side of the case are also made of the same precious metal. The silver dial of the two-tone version features a sunburst finish.

The El Primero 3600 calibre powers all watches, with the exception of the 1/10 chronograph, with automatic winding and a 60-hour power reserve. The movement can be seen through the case back at work. The S&G model costs €16,700 and the gold case costs €37,400.

Zenith Chronomaster Sports Edition
This particular variant features a stainless steel case with a tri-colour bezel. Thus, grey, anthracite and blue complement the typical coloured counters on the dial. The three ceramic elements blend seamlessly into each other, making it easier to distinguish clearly separated parts. The dial is silver with a sunburst finish – another unique feature of the boutique edition.

The Chronomaster Sport Boutique Edition is only available in company-owned stores.

Zenith Chronomaster Open
In addition, three new variants have been added to the Chronomaster Open. The watch has an opening in the dial and shows its adjustment mechanism. Two stainless steel case models with white or black dials will be released. There is also an 18-karat rose gold model with a matte silver dial.

All have a smooth bezel and a crown and pushers made of case material. The scale to read the 1/10 chronograph is located on a ring around the dial. The iconic coloured counters are also here, with the small seconds on a transparent disc. The purple escape wheel and balance wheel of the El Primero 3604 movement are also worth admiring. The movement offers automatic winding and 60 hours of power autonomy.

The stainless steel Chronomaster Open appears on a bracelet made of the same material. The rose gold case is paired with a blue calfskin strap with a gold three-fold clasp.

Features Rose Gold CHRONOMASTER SPORT
Brand Zenith
Model Chronomaster Sport
REFERENCE 18.3101.3600/21.M3100 (rose gold, black dial)
18.3101.3600/69.M3100 (rose gold, white dial)
51.3100.3600/69.M3100 (dual tone)
03.3103.3600/69.M3100 (Boutique)
Case Material Rose Gold or Two Tone or Steel
Dimensions Diameter: 41mm
Waterproof to 10 bar (~100 m)
Dial Matte white, black, silver
Strap/Bracelet Rose gold bracelet with double folding clasp
or
Stainless steel and rose gold bracelet with double folding clasp
Caliber El Primero 3600
Movement type automatic
Power reserve 60 hours
Frequency 36,000 vph (5 Hz)
Functions Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, chronograph

Features CHRONOMASTER OPEN
Brand Zenith
Model Chronomaster Open
Reference 03.3300.3604/21.M3300 (steel, black dial)
03.3300.3604/69.M3300 (steel, white dial)
18.3300.3604/69.C922 (rose gold)
Case material steel or rose gold
Dimensions Diameter: 40mm
Waterproof to 10 bar (~100 m)
Dial White, black or matt silver
Strap/Bracelet Bracelet
or
Blue calfskin strap with gold triple folding clasp
Caliber El Primero 3604
Movement type automatic
Power reserve 60 hours
Frequency 36,000 vph (5 Hz)
Functions Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph

zelin0802 / September 16, 2022

Audemars Piguet

Royal Oak: From Iconoclast to Icon

“The Beauty of the Royal Oak: From Anti-Idol to Icon is embodied in the seamless harmony between the book’s modernity and the historical richness of its content.

Swiss haute horlogerie maker Audemars Piguet and luxury publisher Assouline are celebrating the Royal Oak’s 50th anniversary with a monograph titled The Royal Oak: From Iconoclast to Icon. Written by award-winning cultural journalist and former deputy editor of GQ UK, Bill Prince, this book presents the history of the Royal Oak from a wider cultural perspective while revealing the Audemars Piguet legacy New archival material discovered by the department and friends of the long-standing brand of exclusive testimony. A vivid narrative text illustrates the evolution of this seminal timepiece beloved by innovative fashion leaders and influential celebrities around the world with images from 6 years of groundbreaking art, architecture, fashion, music and cultural history Echoes.

A new cultural interpretation of the Royal Oak heritage
Royal Oak: From Iconoclast to Icon looks back on how the Royal Oak caused a sensation when it was released in 1972, with its hand-crafted stainless steel armour encasing the thinnest self-winding mechanical movement at the time, and a worldwide success in the decades that followed. Shine inside. For the first time, steel was given the same status as gold. Inspired by the profound cultural, artistic and industrial changes of the 1960s and early 1970s, this forward-looking timepiece heralded a more active and casual lifestyle, while heralding a new high-end system that combined sport and refinement. The beginning of the era. cheap watches for sale

Although the Royal Oak was distinctive in its inception, it soon found an audience among free-spirited young people who recognized this watch as a bold blend of technological advancement and ancestral craftsmanship. Since then, the Royal Oak has been a canvas for innovation, communicating with art, music, architecture and movement. Today, as a cultural artifact that transcends watchmaking, the Royal Oak is a timeless object in this outdated world, embodying the creative freedom and youthful spirit of those who contributed to writing its story. To advance the Royal Oak’s unique cultural journey, Bill Prince also speaks for what he calls the “Royal Oak Generation,” a group of watch connoisseurs who have matured since the watch’s launch, and whose achievements reflect the inspiration that inspired it. global cultural movement.

The meeting of two pioneering brands
For this ambitious project, Audemars Piguet cheap partnered with luxury publishing house Assouline. Royal Oak: From Iconoclast to Icon reflects the two brands’ uncompromising blend of tradition and innovation, as well as their passionate dedication to craftsmanship, precision and excellence. Both entities use it as a cultural reference and a timeless design object made in the image of the Royal Oak, a testament to their joint efforts to create lasting cultural artefacts to be passed down from generation to generation.

zelin0802 / September 13, 2022

BRM Watch Art Car Review

Art, cars and automatic movements collide with BRM to create an explosion of colour on the wrist. The aptly named model – the Art Car – made a striking appearance at this year’s Baselworld, presenting a bold, vibrant collection full of colour, energy and, of course, the brand’s signature racing spirit! Embracing the famous Art Car/Pop Art inspiration at full speed, the collection drives to the forefront for an unforgettable stunning entry.

The dial ushered in an “art attack” with intense vibrant colors on the black dial. Bright reds, oranges, pinks, greens, lilacs, and blues overlap to mimic the bold, art-car style; a technique in which the artist uses racing cars as a blank canvas. The coloured dial complements the grey ultra-light hands and markers that provide visibility, which is after all a watchmaking priority. Vibrant color options are incorporated into the black leather strap with colorful top stitching, orange rings and a colorful lining hidden within the circular perforations. The infusion of colour is powerful and intense, creating a new presence for the racing brand without losing sight of its roots. copy watch for sale

zelin0802 / September 7, 2022

Zenith Pilot: Our Top 7 Adventurers Picks

Founded by George Favre-Jacot in Le Locle, Switzerland in 1865, Zenith combines a rich watchmaking tradition with avant-garde innovation.

One of Zenith’s most iconic watches is the Zenith Aviator, introduced in 1909. In fact, when the famous French aviator Louis Bleriot became the first person to fly across the English Channel, he wore a Zenith pilot’s watch. This marks Zenith’s long and rich history as one of the best pilot watch manufacturers in the world.

The first Zenith Pilot cheap watch owned by Blériot had a chrome case. It features a black enamel dial with large Arabic numerals and fixed lugs.

Today, Zenith continues to offer a range of pilot watches for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you’re flying through the air or racing on land, the Zenith Pilot watch has everything the avid adventurer needs in a watch.

Here are seven of the most coveted, rugged Zenith pilot watches on the market today.

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special
The Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special is Zenith’s ode to retro aviation. Its 45mm silver case features a metal welded style dial with a “bolt” design. Other features include white hour, minute and second luminous hands. Meanwhile, the Arabic numeral markers appear large and proud on the silver dial.

This watch is powered by the Zenith Elite 679 self-winding movement with a power reserve of 50 hours. Its onion-shaped silver crown complements the silver case, and the brown calfskin strap with sterling silver clasp adds brilliance to its opulent design.

Zenith Pilot 20 Chronograph Special Edition
The Zenith Pilot 20 Chronograph Extra Special is 45mm in diameter and features a bronze case, matte black dial and green leather strap. Built for adventurers, this rugged and handsome watch is the epitome of the spirit of the outdoors.

The watch is powered by the El Primero 4069 automatic movement with a 50-hour power reserve and chronograph. Two subdials show the 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and the small seconds at 9 o’clock. Large hour, minute and second hands as well as Arabic numeral markers are perfectly integrated with the sub-dial.

Water resistant to 100 meters, this watch is perfect for weekend adventures. So you can indulge in white water rafting or hiking in the woods!

Zenith Pilot Cronometro CP-2 Flyback Bronze
Equipped with a flyback chronograph function, the Zenith Pilot Cronometro CP-2 Flyback features a 43mm bronze case and brown oily nubuck leather strap, making every inch a gentleman’s watch. The slate brown-green grained dial displays the sub-dial for the chronograph functions. Other than that, the bronze crown and pushers match perfectly with the bezel and case.

The powerful Zenith El Primero 405B movement beats at the heart of this watch, giving the chronograph a 50-hour power reserve. This watch is water resistant up to 100 meters and is very safe while jet skiing or water skiing.

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Chronograph Bronze
With a 45mm bronze case and blue oily nubuck leather strap, the Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Chronograph will amaze you at first glance. Take a closer look and prefer its mechanics.

This watch is equipped with the El Primero 4069 automatic movement with a chronograph function and a 50-hour power reserve. It also features SuperLuminova hands and indexes and 100-meter water resistance. Featuring two chronograph sub-dials and large Arabic numerals, the matte blue dial complements the blue leather strap perfectly.

Zenith Pilot Model 20 Ultra Special Aged Stainless Steel
Taking inspiration from the iconic Zenith Aviation watch, this Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special charm features a 40mm aged stainless steel case. Its SuperLuminova Arabic numerals and hands are clearly visible on the slate grey grained dial.

The Zenith Elite Calibre 679 automatic movement drives this sports watch with a power reserve of 50 hours. Its mustard oily nubuck leather strap also complements the vintage case and bezel. Give it a try while you’re doing your favorite water sports. After all, it’s water resistant to 100 meters.

Zenith Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 Flyback Aged Stainless Steel
The Zenith Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 Flyback watch is dignified in an all-black design with a 43mm aged stainless steel case, black bezel, slate black grained dial and black oily nubuck leather strap.

The black dial has two subdials with a 30-minute chronograph at 3 o’clock and a small seconds at 9 o’clock. In addition, the Zenith El Primero 405B movement powers this flyback chronograph. What’s more, it has a power reserve of 50 hours and is water resistant up to 100 meters.

Zenith Pilot Cronometro TipoCP-2
The Zenith Pilot Cronometro TipoCP-2 features a 43mm stainless steel case, black dial, black calfskin strap with rubber lining, and a Zenith folding clasp. The black dial includes SuperLuminova hands and Arabic numerals, as well as two subdials for chronograph functions. Additionally, the black bezel complements the dial and strap for a sophisticated all-black set.

At the heart of this copy men watch is the Zenith El Primero 4069 movement, which provides a powerful 50-hour power reserve. An ode to the Zenith Cairelli chronograph, this watch showcases the brand’s expertise in modern technology and retro aesthetics.

zelin0802 / September 6, 2022

U-BOAT SOMMERSO BRONZE, a modern take on the past

The Sommerso Bronze is the epitome of a diver’s watch, bringing a touch of the romance of the past to the field with its artful blend of bronze, handmade leather and a Swiss movement.

The kings of fashion dine in Italy, so it’s no surprise that there are representatives of them who jump out of the mean temperance even in watches. U-Boat is an Italian brand guided by the vision of Italo Fontana. Located in Renaissance Florence, they have been successfully combining their creativity with the proven Swiss clock mechanism for many years. Their specialty is diving watches, and we chose the Sommerso Bronze model from their large collection. The watch is inspired by old documents used to make pilot watches commissioned by the Italian Navy during World War II and owned by Italo Fontana’s grandfather, Ilva.

The unique natural bronze tone combined with the technical specifications of professional diving is the standout feature of this diver’s watch with an iconic, bold and timeless design. The Sommerso Bronze has a rotating bezel and an additional 24-hour subdial. Comes with a handmade leather strap with a bronze clasp with a special anti-corrosion treatment. The case diameter is the standard large diameter, in this case 46mm, with the crown at 9 o’clock on the left. This type of accommodation will make life easier for lefties, but righties won’t get the crown stabbed in the hand. An additional screw-in protective cover comes with a small toggle switch. cheap replica watches

Bronze is an ancient alloy that, due to its malleability, was the first metal humans learned to manipulate. In ancient times, it was used to make jewelry, holy grails, and even sailing. Bronze is very resistant to water and corrosion, but it is harder than steel or iron, so it is often used for many details on ships. Over time, the untreated bronze color of the case will develop a unique sheen, taking on a blue or green hue due to exposure to the atmosphere.

The dial of the watch is black and the hour markers are beige, which complements the bronze color of the case. The bezel rotates unidirectionally and is engraved with the standard 60-minute scale of a diving watch. The crystal is sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating and the hands are coated with luminescent material. Inspired by diving pioneers and their bronze gear, Italo Fontana pays homage to them with a case design. It is made of bronze with an antique anti-corrosion treatment.

The watch is equipped with a Swiss automatic mechanism with a 44-hour power reserve and functions including hours, minutes, seconds, date and a 24-hour counter. Water-resistant to 300 m, in addition to the unique case, the watch is adorned with a handmade leather strap, a detail we have not encountered in any other watch. Dicta stands for U-Boat in Croatia.

U-Boat Sommerso Bronze
Mechanism: Swiss Automatic – 26 rubies – 44 hour power reserve – Vibration 28’800 A/h, (4 Hz)
Case: Bronze – Diameter 46 mm – Sapphire crystal – Left screw-down crown – Screw-down cover – Water-resistant to 300 m (30 bar) Dial: Black – Luminous beige hands – Date at 9 o’clock – Warp Super Hour-marker strap with luminous coating: leather reference. 8554/Z – Handcrafted – Bracelet Width 23.00mm – Classic Bronze Buckle Reference. 8590
Complications: hours-minutes-seconds-date-24-hour subdial-unidirectional rotating bezel

zelin0802 / September 5, 2022

Hands-on Jacob & Co. Epic X Titanium: Does it have an X-factor?

Jacob & Co. proposes an everyday luxury cheap watch with a skeletonized dial and sporty personality.

No diamonds, no double triple-axis tourbillon or ready-made complications, the Epic X collection is Jacob & Co.’s answer to the everyday men’s watch. The ultra-modern Epic X Titanium watch features an ultra-bold and completely original 44m grade 5 titanium case and features a hand-wound skeleton movement that displays the hours and minutes. The overall impression is one of transparency and airiness, offering a special vision of movement.

performance as an art form
Jacob & Co. cheap watches are unequivocal. The brand’s world is about performance and prosperity, and statement pieces that are bigger than life: bigger, louder, and more complex, the better. And in this category of ultra-luxury lifestyle watches, Jacob & Co. is unrivaled. The recently launched Twin Turbo Furious model is packed with so many exciting complications that it almost levitates. Or the stunning Astronomia Tourbillon Clarity timepiece, with its 3D octopus wrapping his tentacles on a three-axis tourbillon and spinning planets, or the Opera Godfather watch with a music box that plays the notes of a movie-themed music? (See below for the brand’s wildest creations)

So, what does Jacob & Co. offer men more suitable for everyday life? The Epic X series seems to fit the bill, and while it’s hard to describe it as a sports watch, it definitely exudes a sporty spirit. Designed by watchmaker Benjamin Muller, this Epic X watch draws design cues from Muller’s original Spyder collection before he was hired by Jacob & Co.

Uniquely shaped titanium case
The case of this Epic X model is made from grade 5 titanium in a variety of finishes, a lightweight metal that combines strength and corrosion resistance. The unique X pattern of the Epic X series extends from four points on the bezel to the lugs. Personally, the X looks more like the armored legs of an insect straddling a box, but that’s probably the octopus’s spell that worked for me. It looks confident, modern and masculine no matter how you look at it.

To suit this type of watch, the case and X-shaped lugs are satin-finished and polished. With a generous 44mm diameter and a case height of 12.3mm, the case offers a wide field of motion – however, it’s still surprisingly comfortable to wear on the wrist.

transparent mechanism
The skeletonized dial of the Epic X Black Titanium is an example of the modern art of key skeletonization with impressive transparency. The transparency and openness of this dial allows you to enjoy the different parts of the hand-wound movement. Consisting of 158 parts, the action on the dial takes place in the central and left areas, where the vertically aligned barrel and balance wheel first come into view. To hold the movable structure in place, the sandblasted upper bridge—actually an extension of the lugs—straddles the movement vertically and is hollowed out to ensure maximum viewing pleasure. On the right side of the bridge there is a plaque engraved with the series name, while the brand name is placed in a cutout at the top of the barrel at 12 o’clock.

Made exclusively for Jacob & Co. by Concepto, a respected movement manufacturer, the hand-wound skeleton movement (JCAM02) beats at 28,800 beats per hour and has a 48-hour power reserve. The back of the watch reveals a black bridge, and the back of the watch is engraved with the name of the watch and its creator, Benjamin Muller. Overall, the finishing and decoration of this movement is impressive, with finely grained bridges, beveled and polished angles and rubies set in sparkling rhinestones. very happy!

Another distinguishing feature of the Epic X is its original honeycomb rubber strap. Featuring a dynamic arrangement of hexagonal perforations, the strap is designed to echo the openwork pattern of the dial while providing wearer comfort. The strap is secured by a titanium pin buckle.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – JACOB & CO. EPIC X TITANIUM
Case: 44mm diameter x 12.3mm height – Grade 5 titanium case – Satin-finished, sandblasted and polished – Double-sided A/R treated sapphire crystal – Water-resistant to 50 meters
Dial: Skeleton – Minutes track on black inner flange (also available in red or silver inner flange) – Skeleton hour and minute hands, red lacquered tip
Movement: Hand-wound skeleton movement (JCAM02) developed by Concepto – Vertically aligned balance and barrel – 158 components – Power reserve 48 hours – 4 Hz frequency – Functions: hours and minutes
Strap: Black honeycomb rubber strap

zelin0802 / September 2, 2022

Audemars Piguet Launches New Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Blue Ceramic Watch

Following the black ceramic version in 2017 and the white ceramic version in 2019, Audemars Piguet presents a new blue ceramic version of the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar (ref: 26579CS.OO.1225CS.01).

In recent years, the Royal Oak has become one of the hottest luxury sports timepieces. Among them, the perpetual calendar style with a ceramic case is very collectible. The collection has a slim profile, a large check dial, an octagonal bezel, and a one-piece bracelet, accented by coloured ceramics. Compared to other models, the new watch is bolder, more recognizable, and more resistant to scratches.

The new watch continues the classic specifications of the previous work, with a diameter of 41 mm and a thickness of 9.5 mm. For the first time, the case and bracelet are entirely made of blue ceramic, with anti-reflective sapphire crystal, screw-down crown and see-through case back, and are water-resistant to 20 meters. The blue dial is engraved with the iconic “Grande Tapisserie”, with subdial of the same colour and white gold hands and applied hour-markers inlaid with Super-LumiNova. Automatic replica watches

Through the see-through case back, you can admire the Caliber 5134 automatic movement. The movement is assembled from 374 parts, contains 38 jewels, vibrates at a frequency of 19,800 vibrations per hour (2.75 Hz), can provide a 40-hour power reserve, and has functions including weekly calendar, day of the week, date, astronomical moon phase, month, leap year , hours and minutes display perpetual calendar function, while only 4.5 mm thick, the mechanism is complex and extremely thin.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar
Model: 26579CS.OO.1225CS.01

Diameter: 41mm
Thickness: 9.5mm
Case material: blue ceramic case
Dial Color: Blue Large Plaid Decorative Dial
Hour-markers: Platinum-applied hour-markers
Fluorescence: Super-LumiNova
Waterproof: 20 meters
Bracelet: Blue ceramic bracelet with titanium AP folding clasp

Movement: Caliber 5134
Functions: Perpetual calendar, including weekly calendar, day of the week, date, astronomical moon phase, month, leap year, hour and minute
Diameter: 29mm
Thickness: 4.5mm
Power reserve: 40 hours
Winding: Automatic
Vibration frequency: 19,800 vibrations/hour (2.75 Hz)
Gems: 38
Number of parts: 374