zelin0802 / April 11, 2024

Zenith launches new DEFY Skyline chronograph at Watches & Wonders 2024

Available in black, blue and silver dials.

Zenith launches the DEFY Skyline chronograph at the Watches and Wonders Fair in Geneva. This watch integrates the latest version of the El Primero automatic high-frequency chronograph movement with 1/10-second function, integrating more than 50 years of superior timing technology into a sleek and modern design. The watch’s design is highlighted by a 42mm stainless steel case, which reinterprets the iconic octagonal shape with modern proportions and a multi-sided bezel.

The dial, available in metallic black, blue or silver, retains Zenith’s signature starry sky pattern with the traditional El Primero configuration. It features three oversized chronograph counters and a color-matched date window at 4:30, reinforcing Zenith’s hallmarks of precision.

It features a quick strap change system for easy customization and is available with both steel and rubber straps for a variety of looks. This launch not only celebrates Zenith’s pioneering spirit, but also symbolizes precision in today’s fast-paced world. cheap swiss watches

zelin0802 / March 18, 2024

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zelin0802 / March 7, 2024

The real “Avengers” must be all-powerful in the sea, land and air Breitling made a big move last year. Since the beginning of 2023, it has been busy replacing its iconic series, TOP TIME replica watches, with a “new engine”. This upgrade has naturally been recognized by many watch friends. In November of the end of the year, the brand once again updated the Avenger series of watches, which also included a complete replacement of the timing style with the B01 movement. It can be said that both the appearance design and the internal performance have been greatly improved. Let’s give a detailed introduction to the new Avengers timed night mission version.

For Breitling, brand development is inseparable from its origins in aviation. In the 1930s, Willy Breitling, the third generation heir to the brand, founded the Huit aviation department specifically to create precision airborne timing instruments and pilot chronographs. Since then, Navitimer aviation chronograph watches, AVI Co-Pilot watches, Chronomat mechanical chronographs and other representative aviation watches have been released one after another. replica u boat chimera watch

But when it comes to the Avengers series watches, we actually have to compare them with the Navitimer aviation chronograph prototypes that came out in the 1950s, including the Chronomat mechanical chronograph in the 1980s. The Avengers was born much later. It was only released in 2001, and its history is not that long. , is also a young product in the Breitling series of watches. But also because large watches were popular in the early millennium, and the Avenger was specially built for fighter pilots. With its stable and excellent performance, it can adapt to the harsh environment of the cockpit. The positioning of the watch includes, to a certain extent, It also borrows part of the design from mechanical timing, which makes it very popular among watch lovers.

I have always believed that although the Avengers is positioned in the sky matrix of the brand, it is just like a mechanical timepiece. It is an all-round watch for sea, land and air. Needless to say, the air and sky attributes of the watch are natural, while the ocean attributes are Refers to the 300-meter waterproof performance of professional diving watches possessed by the watch. On land, as a chronograph, although it does not have a speedometer circle scale specially designed for land racing like a mechanical chronograph, the tough military tactical style of the watch and the excellent movement quality also make it more attractive. It’s outstanding enough.

The first adjustment Breitling fake made for the new Avenger series chronograph was to reduce the size to 44 mm. Although it is still too large, the good thing about 44 mm is that it can compromise and basically retain the watch. The original tough style is also more comfortable to wear compared to the 45mm and 48mm models of the original Avengers.

Breitling currently offers a variety of options for new works, such as stainless steel cases covering 44mm chronographs, 44mm GMT automatic mechanical watches and 42mm automatic mechanical watches. The yellow dial and carbon fiber dial chronograph styles in the picture are the night mission special edition with a 44mm ceramic case.

The original Breitling Avengers night mission used black-plated fine steel on the case to make an all-black case. Although the blackening in the shape is tough enough, it also has a strong military style. But judging from the high-end feel and overall texture displayed by the actual ceramic watch case, it is indeed unmatched by black-plated stainless steel. Moreover, the ceramic watch is scratch-resistant, so there is no need to worry about scratches caused by daily use. It can be seen that Breitling has also put a lot of effort into the modification of ceramic watches. A large number of brushing modifications have been made on the front and sides of the case, and the deep brushing effect is very sharp.

At the same time, the changes in the overall design of the new Avengers are mainly focused on the refinement and adjustment of details, such as replacing the timing button with a tougher rectangular design, replacing the original round timing button. This modification also directly makes The watch has a more rough tactical style visual effect. The bottom, crown, timing buttons and buckle of the watch are also made of titanium, forming an innovative material combination with the ceramic case.

The ceramic bezel also retains the “horse-stud” design. This design is inherited from the mechanical chronograph watch. The design of four obvious raised scale blocks is to protect the watch mirror. If the watch is dropped to the ground, Or if it collides with a hard object, the first contact may be the raised scale instead of the watch crystal. The ceramic bezel is also decorated with a sandblasting effect, and the saddle nails are finely brushed like the case.

The dials of the new B01 version of Avengers all use horizontal three-eye sub-dials at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock, which is also significantly different from the old vertical three-eye sub-dials of 6, 9, and 12 in the previous 13 and 24 movements. Differentiation.

The new Avengers also has several new options in terms of disk options, such as new green surfaces, desert color disks, and carbon fiber disks. I personally prefer the desert color version of the steel model. The color of the dial makes Breitling play like the desert coating of tactical equipment and firearms. The yellow dial has always been Breitling’s classic color dial choice. This dial color, similar to warning yellow, is very eye-catching and highly recognizable at any time. When the yellow dial is paired with an all-black ceramic case, It also creates a sharper contrast effect, making the watch more dazzling.

The watch pointer scales, including the luminous pearl design on the bezel, are coated with luminous coating, allowing the watch to be read clearly even in dim environments such as aircraft cabins or underwater. The picture above is a real shot of the luminous effect of the watch.

Turn the watch over and you can directly appreciate the operation of the B01 movement through the sapphire case back. B01’s performance is certified by the Swiss Observatory COSC with an error of -4/+6 seconds. The classic combination of column wheel and vertical clutch also makes the watch’s timing function better in terms of button feel and stability. More excellent. The watch can also provide a 70-hour power reserve when fully wound. I think the B01 movement can indeed be described as all-round and has no shortcomings. It is inevitable that the watch is only thicker. However, in fact, the new version of the B01 movement Avenger is better than the old model. It is 1.26 mm thinner, and the overall thickness is 15.2 mm. Although it is still thicker, for a sports watch, I think it can be a little thinner.

Breitling provides two strap options for this new work, one is a black tactical-style leather strap, and the other is a Breitling yellow leather strap that matches the color of the dial, allowing the wearer to choose according to their personal preferences and wearing needs. Make your selection.

This is the end of introducing this new B01 ceramic version of Avengers to you. With its all-round performance on land, sea and air, I think it is definitely worthy of the name “Avenger”. Also combined with the official price of the watch is 66,200 yuan. Compared with watches of the same level, we can hardly find similar products. , this upgraded combination of ceramic shell and self-produced timing movement has a price-performance ratio that is enough to make it stand out from the crowd. In addition, after the 44mm is changed to a smaller size, at least the watch friends who originally didn’t want to try it after looking at 45mm or 48mm are no longer afraid, but have the idea of ​​trying it. These factors are all making people There is no way to ignore the excellence of the new B01 caliber Avenger. replica automatic watches

However, it is a pity that the polished surface of Avengers B01 is still a large-area brushed and sandblasted version, and it does not use modifications like mechanical timing. I have talked to you before, if the movement finish of TOP TIME is kept at the same level as the mechanical timing, watch lovers will be more satisfied, and the new B01 Avenger is no exception.

zelin0802 / February 28, 2024

Jacob & Co. launches Mysterious Tourbillon Double Dragon watch

Jacob & Co. launches Mysterious Tourbillon Double Dragon watch

For seven years, Jacob & Co. has continuously launched dragon-themed watches. 2024 is the Year of the Dragon in the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, and on this occasion, Jacob & Co. has created a unique new piece that demonstrates its attachment to this magnificent creature. This new work called “Mysterious Tourbillon Double Dragon” is majestic, exquisite in craftsmanship, extraordinary and unique.

2024 is the Year of the Dragon, and Jacob & Co. celebrates this year by launching a new series of watches designed with this theme. For many people, celebrating the Chinese New Year is important. For Jacob & Co, it was an opportunity to show more creativity. This is an opportunity to push the limits of themes that the brand constantly pursues, especially today through the mysterious Tourbillon Double Dragon. best replica watch site

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Jacob & Co. presents a collection dedicated to unique creations that incorporate these dragons that demonstrate craftsmanship. Over the past seven years, Jacob & Co. have created over 41 dragon-themed works in the Astronomia Art Collection. Each piece is unique, well made and exceptionally refined. Prices start at $3,500,000, with some reaching seven figures. The Astronomia’s case is made from rose gold micro-sculptures that are polished and painted by hand. Through the sapphire crystal, the dragon’s body intertwines with the watch movement, allowing you to admire the entire spectacle. All of these pieces, such as Astronomia Art White Dragon, Astronomia Art Red Dragon Baguette or Astronomia Art Black Dragon, have a strong focus on uniqueness. The combination of fine watchmaking, fine craftsmanship, fine jewelry and the most mysterious of creatures puts the Astronomia Dragon collection into a unique category, defining Jacob & Co. as the “House of the Dragon.” replica watches for sale

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Caliber: JCAM32

Winding: Manual

Dimensions: 42.80 mm

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Power reserve: 60 hours

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First axis: 60 seconds rotation

Second axis: 120 seconds rotation

Third axis: 120 seconds rotation


Dimensions: 50mm

Height: 25mm

Material: 18k rose gold

Mirror: Hyperboloid anti-reflective sapphire crystal

Case back: 18 carat rose gold

Water resistance: 30 m (3 atm)


Case: Invisibly set with 192 baguette- and hexagon-cut white diamonds (12.41 carats)

Index: 12 baguette-cut white diamonds (1.49 ct)


Dial: 2 rotating rings decorated with 2 hand-painted rose gold dragon sculptures

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Strap: red crocodile leather

Clasp: 18K rose gold folding clasp

zelin0802 / February 21, 2024

U-Boat Flightdeck Ceramic Bezel Carbon Fiber Watch

The Flightdeck-bezel series is one of the U-Boat cheap watch concepts in which carbon fiber plays an important role. These Flightdeck chronograph variants come with bezels made of various materials. Titanium and gold were among the first materials used. At this year’s Baselworld, I saw the latest model – the Flightdeck Ceramic Bezel, with a dial entirely covered in carbon fiber.

The reason carbon fiber works so well on the U-Boat Flightdeck Ceramic Bezel is that the case is all black. The stainless steel case is PVD-coated, and the bezel, as the name suggests, is made of black ceramic. While it may sound like a remnant of old-school pottery-making techniques, the substance has made its way into the modern era, spanning high-tech industries such as aerospace and ballistic protection. In addition to its many uses, ceramic has been fully adapted and popularized for use in cheap swiss watches in recent years. Its use has many advantages. It’s lightweight and scratch-resistant – it’s harder than stainless steel and often even sapphire – and it’s fully pigmented, meaning any damage won’t show up as a different color underneath. All of these features are especially useful for bezels that are subject to abuse. Its hardness also determines the material’s affinity for fine finishes.

Beneath the thick sapphire crystal protected by a ceramic bezel is our carbon fiber dial. The white fluorescent paint of the thick hands contrasts sharply with the smooth carbon fiber background. The hour markers are finished in a more subtle gray paint that appears to float on the polymer over carbon fiber. Embossed auxiliary dial indicates chronograph measurements and elapsed seconds. Like the glossy ceramic bezel, carbon fiber adds a high-tech elegance to this impressive timepiece.

The rest of the case is straight out of the Flightdeck playbook. Measuring 50mm in diameter, it has a cap that screws into the left side of the case (like the U-Boat watches), protecting the already sturdy crown. As if the massive size of the case wasn’t enough, this unassuming crown cover adds to the case’s undeniable weight, but its position on the left makes the Flighdeck chrono surprisingly comfortable. The size of these watches is undeniable; often intimidating to those not used to larger watches. However, in my experience, it is the model that most converts those who are skeptical of larger timepieces to replica U-Boats.

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zelin0802 / February 19, 2024

Urwerk UR-100V Speed of Light

Urwerk gives its best-selling UR-100V a cosmic-themed makeover Now Urwerk’s best-selling model, the UR-100 is an unpretentious timepiece by Urwerk standards, equipped with the brand’s signature running time satellite disc that keeps track of hours and minutes. In other words, it served as the base model that attracted many enthusiasts to try the independent watchmaker’s avant-garde time display.

As a result, the UR-100 has gone through several iterations to cater to the varying tastes of collectors, offering a range of materials and dial colors. However, the latest iteration introduces something new to the display. For the first time in the series, the UR-100V Lightspeed includes a description of the time it takes for sunlight to reach every planet in the solar system.

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However, the latest Lightspeed does away with the dual astronomy displays found in earlier UR-100 models. This feature represents the distance the Earth travels around its axis of rotation every 20 minutes (approximately 555 kilometers) and the distance the Earth travels around the Sun every 20 minutes (approximately 35,700 kilometers). This information is conveyed through the movement of the hands on the traveling hour dial that rotates around the entire dial. Conveniently, the cutout is sized such that it takes exactly 20 minutes for a pointer to pass through it.

While the dual distance display was gradually phased out, Urwerk introduced new astronomical information on the dial. The speed of light model features the time it takes for light to travel from the Sun to each planet in the solar system. This information was determined by calculating the distance between the Sun and each planet, taking into account the speed of light, which is approximately 299,792.458 meters per second – the fastest achievable speed in the universe. For example, it was determined that sunlight takes about 8.3 minutes on average to reach Earth. astronomia casino watch

Since the speed of light is a constant, usually represented by the symbol “c” in physical calculations, the time it takes for sunlight to reach each planet remains consistent, temporarily ignoring the change in the distance between the Sun and each planet throughout the orbital period. This information is now displayed on the dial, forming fixed values rather than a dynamic time display. It is neither an indicator nor a complicating factor that the level of interest is lower than initial impressions suggest.

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zelin0802 / January 31, 2024

Zenith launches new Chronomaster Original three-date watch

Dear IWS friends, as you know from the launch of the LVMH Watch Week concept, these are exciting days for the watchmaking industry, and especially for the brands led by the Arnault family. On the occasion of this event, Zenith has added a fascinating new complication to its Chronomaster Original collection: the triple calendar.

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The Chronomaster Original Triple Calendar is an extremely elegant watch with a vintage charm that, like the rest of the collection, respects its DNA. The brand decided to launch the watch in three versions: white dial, green dial, and finally anthracite dial.

All three watches come in the typical 38mm stainless steel case of the Chronomaster Original collection, with sharp, elongated lugs. Being a triple calendar chronograph, the dial features three chronograph counters, with the day, month and month visible through three windows at 10, 2 and 4:30 o’clock respectively. The final gem, on the counter at 6 o’clock, we also find the moon phase, making it even more romantic.

Each model comes with an integrated bracelet or calfskin strap without the quick-switch system unique to other cheap Zenith collections, maintaining the nostalgic and traditional DNA of the Chronomaster Original collection.

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Opening the sapphire crystal case back, we can admire the El Primero 3610 self-winding movement. In the version with calendar and moon phase, this movement maintains a frequency of 5 Hz for the first time, guaranteeing one-tenth of a second. Accuracy. Additionally, the power reserve is 60 hours.

The Zenith Chronomaster Original Triple Calendar is an ambitious and highly competitive variant of the Chronomaster series. Ambitious to combine a chronograph with a triple calendar with moon phases; competitive because all this is offered at a very interesting market price. https://www.reviewluxurystore.com/

zelin0802 / January 2, 2024

Ulysse Nardin Freak ONE

Creating a truly exotic movement is no small horological achievement. Only a few brands have the ability to build something beyond the usual complications – even the high-profile tourbillon – to offer something truly special, but there’s one pitfall that nearly all of these watches face: wearability. These unorthodox mechanical layouts tend to create packaging issues, so when a watch comes along that combines this kind of out-of-the-box engineering with relatively drama-free dimensions, it’s a big deal. For more than 20 years, the replica Ulysse Nardin Freak series has dazzled enthusiasts with its concept of a gear train as a minute hand, but even this series has struggled with proportions in that time. By comparison, the new Ulysse Nardin Freak ONE is remarkably wearable and restrained for such a high-concept watchmaking experience, and the result is quite possibly the most attractive, tasteful, and above all balanced Freak model to date. .

Like previous Freak models, the case of the Ulysee Nardin Freak ONE has one instantly recognizable feature – the absence of any crown, resulting in a completely symmetrical case profile. Since then, however, the Freak ONE has differed significantly from its predecessors. Aside from its crownless design, this DLC-coated titanium and 18K red gold case looks very basic, almost stuffy, compared to some of its haute horlogerie rivals. The lugs are a classic sporty taper with narrow polished chamfers and clean linear brushing, and the case sides are classic vertical slabs except for the absence of a crown. In short, the Ulysse Nardin Freak ONE wears like a regular watch on your wrist. At 44mm wide it may not be small, but it’s definitely not artificial, especially thanks to the combination of lightweight titanium and slim black. When the size of the regular crown is taken into account, the Freak ONE wears more like a 42mm wide watch, while the 12mm thick case profile reinforces the proportions of a “normal sports watch” on the wrist.

Of course, there’s actually nothing mediocre about the Freak ONE, as is immediately evident by taking a closer look at the red gold bezel. This bezel may look misaligned based on the sharp facet pattern in this brushed and polished element, but it’s the only real visual clue to the Freak ONE’s unique winding and time-setting system. Flip over the “Freak” plate at 6 o’clock and the rotating bezel will unlock, but it’s not just the bezel itself that’s spinning. Twisting this bi-directional bezel also adjusts the time setting forward and backward, providing the wearer with a massive tactile connection to the gear train that initiates the conversation in the Freak ONE. On the back, the sapphire display caseback is equally unorthodox. By turning the caseback outer ring counterclockwise, the wearer can manually wind the movement, although the Freak ONE’s innovative winding system makes this largely unnecessary (more on that later). While the Freak ONE’s case is extremely durable and packed with fun tricks, its Achilles’ heel is being waterproof. This is the biggest obstacle facing the idea of everyday wear of the cheap replica watches, as the 30-meter depth rating makes the Freak ONE simply not up to the task in many sporting situations.

Like the case, the skeleton dial of the Ulysse Nardin Freak ONE is based on previous Freak models, but presents these concepts in a simpler and more refined way. Strictly speaking, only the narrow outer ring with its lightly printed Arabic numerals and gold hour markers is the actual dial surface, while everything else beneath the sapphire crystal is movement components. Most of the space is taken up by a wide matte black disc with a delicate ridged texture and printed with the Ulysse Nardin logo. Thanks to its wide golden triangular shape here with lots of luminous light, the rotating disc can be used as an hour hand. However, it’s the minute hand that really steals the show. This is the signature disc of the Freak collection, a rotating gear train component that makes one revolution around the dial every hour, essentially allowing the movement to rotate around itself. The component is visually significantly simplified compared to previous Freak iterations, but Ulysse Nardin adds a cheeky nod to its own heritage in the form. The main bridge structure containing the gear train components and minute markers also forms the brand’s iconic anchor emblem. The only other place the anchor logo appears is on the strap lining, making this an impressively restrained branding exercise. The flying balance bridge serves as the counterweight of the minute hand and rotates together with the gear train above the hollow dial surface, becoming a dynamic visual highlight. Additionally, the Freak ONE technically has a 60-minute tourbillon complication due to the escapement being mounted on a rotating assembly. It’s a talking point for the most die-hard sports fans, but the sheer mechanical spectacle of this rally at work should be enough to stop the uninitiated believer.

Ulysse Nardin powers the Freak ONE with its own UN-240 automatic movement. The basic specs behind the UN-240 were solid, if not groundbreaking, with a massive 90-hour power reserve at 21,600 bph. However, the real mechanical showpiece (aside from the dial, of course) is the brand’s proprietary Grinder winding rotor system. Designed for ultra-fast bi-directional winding with even slight movements, the Grinder is certainly a technically impressive piece of engineering. However, the view of the caseback with this winding system in operation is rather bland compared to the view from the dial side. The component looks less like a traditional mechanical movement than a series of matte sandblasted concentric rings with little contrasting finish or artistic structure to add visual interest.

To complete the Freak ONE’s sleek and (relatively) subtle black and gold look, Ulysse Nardin copy pairs the watch with a simple black textured fabric-effect rubber strap. While this strap is soft and fairly comfortable, it arguably lacks some of the features of other designs. However, as the final layer of Freak ONE quirkiness, this strap is mounted the other way around, with the tang buckle ending at 6 o’clock. This is ostensibly done to create a notch for the “Freak” nameplate on the case side at 6 o’clock, but it does enhance the feel for the wearer, and Ulysse Nardin dances to the beat of its own drum with this watch.

Creating a timeless haute horlogerie is a challenge that few brands are up to, and even fewer are able to launch a watch that breaks the mechanical mold without breaking normal wearing habits. With this in mind, the sleek, sophisticated Ulysse Nardin Freak ONE is a truly impressive achievement, pushing the boundaries of mechanical watchmaking while remaining practical, comfortable and stylish for almost every day wear.

zelin0802 / December 21, 2023

Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 launches in new 38mm size

The Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 is available in a 38mm size for the first time.
The embossed dial that debuted on the steel model is again used, but in new purple and ivory hues.
This is a strictly precious metals, time and date only offering, at least for now

To be fair, the Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 got off to an awkward start, with its hype subjecting it to widespread scrutiny and nitpicking. However, in its teenage years, the series has grown and developed into something stronger. The look is defined by refined aesthetics, evolved hand forms and dials. With more complex and skeletonized offerings, Audemars Piguet shows how they can make the most of real estate, and with its first foray into steel, the brand shows how Audemars Piguet’s Code 11.59 can be a strong entry-level offering for the brand. The only road the series hasn’t traveled yet is new sizes – until now. Of course, the previous model wasn’t a behemoth, but the more compact, classy size will certainly complement the existing range and lend an olive branch to smaller wrists. This new 38mm Code 11.59 Audemars Piguet automatic watch does just that.

With the downsizing comes zero compromise, at least on the outside. Apart from its dimensions, it is identical to the Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 offering. The three-part case with a faceted center reminiscent of the Royal Oak is crafted in exactly the same way, with a predominantly brushed finish complemented by hand-chamfered and polished finishes. It also retains 30 meters of water resistance – I’d expect any size to be water resistant to 50 meters or more. The new 38mm diameter of the two new watches is 3mm smaller than the previous 41mm automatic configuration, and the thickness has also been reduced from 10.7mm to 9.6mm, making it 1.1mm thinner. replica women’s watches

As we saw on the steel model, Audemars Piguet once again features an embossed dial designed by Swiss guilloché craftsman Yann von Kaenel. The dials are stamped for clarity, but the stamps themselves are handmade by Kaenel. In steel we see blue, green and gradient beige. In this new 38mm watch, the case is strictly 18k rose gold, with a purple dial that will drive Los Angeles Lakers fans crazy (I know it’s not gold), and an ivory dial for those who prefer its classic creamy texture. Ivory often has vintage connotations, but within the Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 frame, it feels modern and stylish. However, neither has the smoky effect of the beige dial seen on the steel model. I certainly love seeing the two new faces, and really appreciate the color-matched date window, but I’d also like to see the 41mm steel construction scaled down to a 38mm size.

The only compromise, and by the most snobby of watch snob standards, is the switch from the in-house 4302 automatic movement to the Vaucher-based automatic 5900 movement. That’s a digestible drop from the 70-hour power reserve of the 4302-powered 41mm movement. The automatic model in the 38mm range has a 60-hour power reserve. To be clear, the decoration of the 5900 is done by Audemars Piguet, so unless you just want to always show off the in-house pieces in your collection, there’s really no reason to scoff at the use of the 5900. luxury watches replica

This is the part I always say. For a smaller 6.5-inch or so wrist, I appreciate the downsizing of the design, and I appreciate that the downsizing is limited to the dimensions rather than the entire product. The new 38mm models are a great start, but I’d be disappointed if we didn’t see this part of the range expand like the larger models. I wanted steel and ceramic, and I wanted complications—from chronograph to tourbillon—to be packed into this size. Speaking of ceramic, I can’t help but wonder how cool it would be if the ivory configuration had a ceramic middle case that matched the dial, instead of the current all-pink gold design. For those who are price-conscious, the size reduction from 41mm to 38mm also means a $1,200 price drop, so if you’re not that obsessed with in-house movements and prefer or are ambivalent about a more compact size, then This is Audemars Piguet’s Code.1159 to study, or at least keep an eye on as the collection grows. buy beautiful replica watches

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Model Audemars Piguet Code 11.59
Reference number 77410OR.OO.A623CR.01 (purple)
77410OR.OO.A825CR.01 (Ivory)
Housing dimensions 38mm (D) x 9.6mm (L)
Case material 18k rose gold
Water resistance 30 meters
Crystal Anti-reflective sapphire front and exhibition caseback
Dial Embossed Purple or Ivory
Strap Large-scale alligator leather, matching dial color, 18k rose gold pin buckle
Mobile Movement Caliber 5900, Made by Vaucher, Automatic
Power reserve 60 hours
Functions hours, minutes, seconds, date

zelin0802 / December 7, 2023

Breitling Top Time B21 Classic Car Chronograph Tourbillon Watch

New Product Release: Breitling Top Time B21 Classic Car Chronograph Tourbillon Watch

Since its launch in mid-2021, Breitling’s Top Time classic car series has changed Top Time’s positioning in the brand hierarchy, from an entry-level, youth-oriented chronograph series to a more refined, high-end series that reflects lifestyle. The revised line features frequent brand collaborations, refined finishes and visual homages to some of the most beloved American cars of all time. Top Time’s move upmarket shows no signs of slowing down in 2023, with Breitling’s latest range taking the brand to new heights by introducing a tourbillon to the range for the first time. While its wild new complications may take over, the new Breitling Top Time B21 Classic Car Chronograph Tourbillon Collection (including the Breitling Top Time B21 Ford Mustang, Breitling Top Time B21 Shelby Cobra and Breitling Top Time B21 Chevrolet Kerr Vette) brings the top-level Time series to create a new realm of luxury through unique materials, refined appearance and a more low-key branding than its predecessor.

Interestingly, the case sizes of the new Breitling Top Time B21 Classic Car Chronograph Tourbillon series are not the same. The Top Time B21 Shelby Cobra and Top Time B21 Chevrolet Corvette both come in glossy black ceramic cases that are 44mm wide, while the Breitling Top Time B21 Ford Mustang’s warm bronze case is slightly smaller at 43mm wide. That being said, apart from the materials, there are very few differences graphically between the two case designs. Both case styles feature a wider, more majestic version of the familiar Top Time mid-century sports case silhouette seen in photos, with slightly tapered connecting lugs, narrow smooth bezels and richly brushed bezels. shell side. As one would expect, Breitling has equipped all three watches with a sapphire display caseback, allowing for unobstructed viewing of the movement inside. While these may be more luxurious variants of the basic Top Time platform, Breitling has maintained the sporty edge of the range, with all three models offering 100 meters of water resistance.

Like its standard chronograph siblings, the Breitling Top Time B21 Classic Car Chronograph Tourbillon Collection features dials inspired by their namesake, the beloved car. However, these models take a more subtle approach, using softer colors and no obvious car branding in the images. All three watches share the same dial layout, with a black outer tachymeter ring, the collection’s signature “squirrel” 60-minute chronograph subdial at 6 o’clock, and a tourbillon escapement to match its elegance rounded square cutout. There is a narrow skeleton bridge at 12 o’clock. From here on, each model adopts a layout in a different stylistic direction. With its surrounding bronze case and matching dial hardware, the Breitling Top Time B21 Ford Mustang’s vertically brushed Highland Green dial provides a deep, classic luxury color within the image, setting the tourbillon apart from the rest of the dial through matching and complementary tones. Partially coordinated. In contrast, the Breitling Top Time B21 Shelby Cobra adopts a more serious, understated style in the initial photos, with a desaturated navy blue brushed dial and blacked-out tourbillon bridge. However, the most eye-catching watch of the three is undoubtedly the Breitling Top Time B21 Chevrolet Corvette. Rather than featuring car paint-inspired dial tones like its counterparts, this model shifts the focus to the car’s dashboard. The dial surface is made from a single piece of walnut wood, with a rich graphic blend of highlights, shadows and textures. Wooden dials are indeed a rarity in the modern luxury cheap watch world, but the effect in the photos is vibrant, nuanced and truly eye-catching.

All three watches in the Breitling Top Time B21 Classic Car Chronograph Tourbillon collection are powered by the Caliber B21 automatic tourbillon chronograph movement. Breitling collaborated with movement specialist La Joux-Perret to develop the B21, debuting the Breitling Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon in 2022. The end result is an impressively stable performance with a 55-hour power reserve at 28,800 bph, and COSC-certified chronometer accuracy. Visually, the Caliber B21 watch is crisp and modern, although not graphically striking. Vertical brushing and chamfering of the upper three-quarter plate accentuate the broad corrugations on the main plate, while the engraved skeletonized rotor is dominated by a matching combination of vertical brushing and chamfering. As one would expect, though, the tourbillon is the visual centerpiece here, given its use of contrasting metal and the narrow, curved lower tourbillon bridge. Breitling equips all three models with a faux-perforated pull-style leather folding strap, available in midnight blue or cognac brown.

While the modern Top Time nameplate may have strayed far from its entry-level roots, the new Breitling Top Time B21 Classic Car Chronograph Tourbillon Collection proves that the range may well be able to thrive at the higher end of the market. replica watch stores