zelin0802 / August 26, 2022

Jacob & Co. Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti “La Montre Noire”

I’m not sure about the others, but if I were driving Bugatti’s incredible “La Voiture Noire”, that unique supercar worth over 11 million euros, I doubt I’d be paying too much attention to my wrist. But for those who think custom watches and supercars go hand in hand, allow us to introduce the jaw-dropping Jacob & Co. Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti “La Montre Noire”.

Considering the ridiculous car I just mentioned and the exclusivity that comes with it, I doubt you’d expect to see something ordinary. For that kind of car, or a watch to match the world’s most expensive supercar, you’d need something outrageous, to say the least. And the name of Jacob & Co. Quickly came to mind.

The brilliant team behind Jacob & Co. is known for their unique timepieces, always trying to create stunning timepieces – the “La Montre Noire” is just the latest addition to their impressive roster.

Do you remember the Bugatti Chiron tourbillon? That watch was inspired by the massive 16-cylinder engine that powered the Bugatti Chiron.

But this new timekeeping wonder is back in the past, and the iconic Type 57 SC Atlantic Coupe cannot be ignored. The only black version disappeared around 1940, when Bugatti decided to hide it with other cars to keep it safe during World War II.

Known as “La Voiture Noire”, chassis number. 57453 has since disappeared and the car is estimated to be worth around $100 million – would you look for it? The one-off Bugatti for 2019 pays homage to the redesigned Chiron, but doesn’t hint at where the original car is. super replica watches

But let’s focus on what’s in front of us right now. Jacob & Co. created a unique piece based on the blacked-out Type 57 SC Atlantic Coupe. Equipped with two three-axis tourbillon regulators and a decimal minute repeater, the new watch exhibits an overall alien aesthetic.

The Jacob & Co. Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti “La Montre Noire” also features a 57mm 18k black gold case set with 344 baguette-cut black sapphires. The black Cordura strap features a PVD ​​titanium clasp with a black gold buckle and 18 baguette-cut black sapphires, and if you’re lucky enough to get it, it will be worn on your wrist.

Jacob & Co.’s visual luxury continues inside, where “La Montre Noire” benefits from an ultra-complex mechanism composed of 832 tiny components. Since it was inspired by an iconic supercar, the watch also features a chronograph. The stopwatch mechanism actually incorporates a primitive “reference time” indicator.

The dial also has a small opening at 6 o’clock to indicate the reference time in minutes and seconds – which can be set via the crown. Additionally, the Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti La Montre Noire features an impressive decimal repeater.

Finally, let’s talk about power – that’s usually a common topic when we’re talking about supercars, right? Well, thanks to an ingenious planetary system, the needle points to the full power reserve to the left, then moves to the right as the 48-hour backup power runs out.

By now, you should expect what’s coming next – the Jacob & Co. Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti La Montre Noire is a unique piece. But where is that car? jacob & co astronomia replica

zelin0802 / August 24, 2022

Jacob & Co: the mechanical watch masterpiece on the wrist of the top rich that shocked the jaw

The Astronomia Everest watch was made for explorer and environmental activist Johan Ernst Nilson. In addition to the constantly “rotating” and “revolution” celestial galaxies and tourbillons, the watch is specially embedded with miniature transparent buckets containing real water, which Nilson collected at the South and North Pole. When you turn the watch, you can see the water sloshing in the bucket, clearly marked “North Pole” and “South Pole”.

In fact, there are even smaller and smaller groups of people.

Everyone knows that there is a watch brand that can be bought by the rich second generation, with an average price of one or two million. Why is it expensive? Because of its cool movement, outstanding design and strong sense of movement. There was once a jewelry brand that launched a colorful watch with a price of more than 50 million US dollars at a certain annual watch exhibition. Treasure, its movement is just a small negligible quartz movement, and the greatest value is the accumulation of countless unique colorful treasures on the case.

If time, machinery, complications, art, music… wishes, feelings, emotions can be realized and condensed on a mechanical watch, it is a great thing and a meaningful work, and it is worth a lot of money to have.

However, there is another extremely niche and high-end watch brand in the world: first of all, you may not have heard of it, because it is only accessible to a few tenths of the “tenth of a few” that we mentioned earlier. The brand that I have and I own, its masterpieces of watches that make us stunned and stunned, all have unrestrained machinery and imagination. At the same time, because this brand was born in the production of luxury jewelry, its wrist watch Watches, while mechanically complex, creatively extravagant and unimaginable, are also an astonishing operation in rare jewelry design and jewelry setting.

The beautiful universes and solar systems we once imagined as children, our dreams, all kinds of hard-to-reach worlds, are brought to our wrists…and live, real and time-synchronized.

All the unimaginable and complex mechanical structures and devices are realized by it and presented in the space of the replica watches online.

Compete for “engine”, speed and unrivaled coolness with the fastest and coolest sports cars in the world.

Fascinating mechanical fetish: the mysterious three-axis tourbillon. A fascinating mechanical fetish, actually in the arms of a dazzling diamond…

The romantic Hundred Gardens, through complex mechanical functions and dazzling jewels, are extremely gorgeously presented on the wrist. Vivid cinematic stories, deep emotions, and thoughts are presented on the wrist through complex mechanical functions and music boxes. A splendid, unimaginable, complex mechanical jewelry watch that everyone can’t refuse. The domineering golden dragon hovers above his wrist.

All of its jaw-dropping and unpredictable mechanical & jewelry masterpieces will make your jaw drop when you see it for the first time…envy, adore, and covet. But the most dazzling things must have the most “dazzling” pricing.

This brand is from the United States. It set up its base in Geneva, Switzerland, almost 10 years ago, and made crazy watches with top professional watchmaking teams. Regal brand: Jacob & Co. Jack Bao.

In fact, in 2006, Jack Bao had shocked the watchmaking industry with a 31-day ultra-long power mechanical watch named “Quenttin”. Later, it was more famous for its long-power Lange’s 31-day long power mechanical watch. Not yet born. It’s just that Jack Bao was unknown at the time, and he made a record-breaking stuff, but it didn’t make any waves.

“I’m bored with making mass-market jewellery” decides the same: I’m even more bored with making mass-market fine watches… And professional watchmaking must never be far from the centre of fine watchmaking. Arabo decided in 2012 to open its watch business headquarters in Geneva, and in 2014 launched the Astronomia collection. This series shocked the world as soon as it was launched, and caused a flurry of gulls in the haute horlogerie industry…

I still remember the first time in late 2014 or 2015, the first time I saw a small video of the Jackpot Astronomia watch, wow! trench! I also have no professional and appropriate adjectives, only such a simple exclamation. As a watch person who likes different things, I am deeply attracted. I just want to see and touch the real thing as soon as possible, and can’t wait. What attracts me is not only the “trenches” of the Jake Bao celestial body series, but also its unrestrained creativity, pure and naive fantasy world (galaxies, universe, music, ideals…), bold design, conceivable Knowing the difficulty of production and unparalleled mechanical sense.

Although Jack & Bao’s charming watches are rare in kind, on the Internet, Jack & Bao has skyrocketed overnight. In addition to the already shocking celestial body series, Arabo’s creative ideas flowed out of control, he opened a door, and all kinds of exaggerated and surprising watches were produced.

Arabo, an American entrepreneur, skilled craftsman and creative master of extraordinary mechanical watches and jewelry, has created ASTRONOMIA celestial body series, TWIN TURBO double tourbillon series, BRILLIANT halo series, THE MYSTERY mysterious time series for Jake Bao in just a few years , EPIC series, OPERA opera series, OIL PUMP oil pump series, FLEURS DE JARDIN hundred garden series, BILLIONAIRE billionaire series, PALATIAL series and more than a dozen series of watches. In terms of complex functions, the tourbillon is regarded as a standard configuration, while the minute repeater, chronograph, tourbillon, hollow, action couple and other complex functions and devices often keep pace with the size of the watch.

Leaving aside the dazzling celestial body series that are launched every year with peculiar new products, the latest Twin Turbo Furious series and Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon sapphire crystal version of the latest collaboration with Bugatti are simply subverting us. Imagining the scale of top luxury watches and mechanical watches.

Especially the full sapphire crystal model of the Bugatti Chiron cooperation model, the whole watch is a Bugatti Chiron that is stunned by the situation on the wrist! The most amazing thing is that when you press a button under the case that is similar to the start button on a sports car, the “engine” mechanical part of the central area of ​​the watch dial, like the 8.0-liter W16 quad-turbo engine of the Bugatti Chiron, will be connected with the watch. The engine of a sports car is turning fast and rhythmically! Even people who drive sports cars rarely see what the engine tells the speeding! At the same time, the tourbillon, which is inclined 30 degrees at 12 o’clock, is also continuously rotating and timing at the speed of 60 seconds. This watch is so cool to wear on the wrist. As for showing off, who can compare with it? No one.

Minute repeater of the Twin Turbo Furious Fast and Furious Double Tourbillon series watch, this one is full of jewels, two three-axis tourbillons rotate side by side, can repeat the time at the same time, and have a special winding crown like a hand-cranking machine. Hao watch, although my wrist is a bit big, but I can’t restrain me from strongly recommending it to those who are full of momentum and have enough wrist size. It’s so cool and arrogant. It truly confirms the existence of Jack & Bao’s identity as a masterpiece of machinery & jewelry on the wrist of the top rich.

Among the relatively “people-friendly” Jack & Treasure watches, the most recommended is the Epic series hollow watch. The price is not high, but from the production details to the design, it fully conforms to Jack & Treasure’s sense of luxury. It is also very mechanical, which is relatively easy A good value for money Jack & co watch.

zelin0802 / August 23, 2022

Ulysse Nardin – Dual Time Manufacture

The Ulysse Nardin Dual Time Manufacture offers hours, minutes, oversized seconds at 6 o’clock, a large date dual window display and a second time zone function, probably one of the easiest watches on the market to read and adjust for a second time The zone and date the timing is to be adjusted forward and backward.

“Home Time” is displayed through the aperture at 9 o’clock, and the hour hand can easily be aligned with the local time, either forward or backward, by pressing the buttons at 10 o’clock and 8 o’clock.

The large date at 2 o’clock is automatically synchronized with adjustments in either direction. The dial is available in a black or silver finish, while the 42mm case – water-resistant to 30 meters – is available in stainless steel or rose gold. online replica watches

The Dual Time Manufacture is equipped with the Calibre UN-334, an automatic movement developed, designed and manufactured entirely in-house.

Revealed through a sapphire caseback, the movement is equipped with a silicon anchor, escape wheel and scroll wheel. The 4 Hz oscillator also features a patented silicon hairspring to ensure the highest accuracy. This material is complex to use, requires almost no lubrication, and is more resistant to wear than any other material. The power reserve is approximately 48 hours.

Ulysse Nardin’s Dual Time Manufacture (ref. 3346-126-91) is available with a leather strap or a stainless steel or rose gold bracelet with a deployment clasp.

zelin0802 / August 22, 2022

Patek Philippe New 2022

Travel time and annual calendar complications have always been Patek Philippe’s domain.replica watches for sale .For the Watches and Wonders event in 2022, the manufacturer presented a precision instrument that combines two functions in one innovative design, with a case featuring a striking stud effect and an unusual dial surface.

The Watches and Wonders 2022 event in Geneva this year was impressive. The first physical showcase under this new name after last year’s all-digital watch event, the Watches and Wonders 2022 showcase did not disappoint, especially for fans of Patek Philippe, one of the world’s most prestigious watchmakers In terms of. This year, Patek Philippe has launched some very beautiful dress watches, complications and travel companions – each one demonstrating the watchmaker’s consistent commitment to the highest standards of traditional timekeeping. Part of Patek Philippe’s 2022 Watches and Wonders collection includes fine instruments from the Calatrava collection, fine annual calendar watches, moon phase instruments, timepieces from the Twenty-4 collection, and special dark green innovations from the Grand Complications collection. let us begin…

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Travel Time 5326G

The new Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Travel Time watch is equipped with a new self-winding calendar movement, which contains a total of eight new patents. Its impressively intricate design combines an almanac and travel time functions into one, displaying the date corresponding to local time. To that end, it uses the local hour wheel to drive the calendar, all housed in a 41mm 18-karat white gold case, crafted in the familiar circular style of the popular Calatrava timepieces. The charcoal grey dial features a grained structure and visible Arabic numerals. The top of the dial displays the day and date functions, while the bottom shows local time and home time, with day and night indicators. Below is the moon phase indicator and the small seconds sub-counter at 6 o’clock.

Patek Philippe Calatrava 5226G
Patek Philippe also released a smaller, simpler version of this sleek looking Calatrava with a 40mm white gold case. The 26‑330 SC movement is displayed through the back of the case, as shown in the design of the New Year’s calendar version. Gold three-dimensional numerals and beige luminous coating create a minimalist display that is suitable for everyday wear. The guilloche pattern on the case runs through the sides of this pure round Calatrava case, making it a timeless dress watch for 2022.

This isn’t Patek Philippe’s first foray into dark green dials. Embracing this refined aesthetic once again, Patek Philippe is releasing three new green dial watches for 2022 – each at the Watches and Wonders 2022 event in Geneva.

Patek Philippe Grand Complications 5270P
The new Patek Philippe Grand Complications are very popular for two reasons. Not only are the company’s Grand Complications timepieces highly sought after for their sheer complexity and refined handcrafted aesthetics, this new timepiece showcases all its capabilities in a stunning dark green dial. The watch is equipped with a hand-wound CH 29‑535 PS Q Calibre, which offers a chronograph function and a perpetual calendar function. The lacquered green dial with black gradient edges is decorated with applied gold hour-markers, surrounded by a polished platinum case with integrated 30-meter water resistance. Both the top and bottom of the case feature sapphire crystal – a layer that exposes the beautiful and complex movement at work. Its 41mm diameter provides a compact tool for the wrist, secured by a shiny black alligator strap with green stitching and a folding clasp. The date function of the new Patek Philippe Grand Complications Green Dial is indicated by hands and a moon phase indicator at 6 o’clock. This counter features a day/night indicator with leap year cycle, day and month apertures at 12 o’clock, small seconds at 9 o’clock and a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock. The lustre of the platinum case matches the depth of the dial The shades of green complement each other, making this Patek Philippe Grand Complications a must-have companion for 2022. This counter features a day/night indicator with leap year cycle, day and month apertures at 12 o’clock, small seconds at 9 o’clock and a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock. The lustre of the platinum case matches the depth of the dial The shades of green complement each other, making this Patek Philippe Grand Complications a must-have companion for 2022. This counter features a day/night indicator with leap year cycle, day and month apertures at 12 o’clock, small seconds at 9 o’clock and a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock. The lustre of the platinum case matches the depth of the dial The shades of green complement each other, making this Patek Philippe Grand Complications a must-have companion for 2022.

Patek Philippe Complication 5205R
Continuing the emerald green theme, this new Patek Philippe Complications watch features an annual calendar that provides a second time zone at 6 o’clock. Crafted in luxurious 18-karat rose gold, this model features a Calibre 324 S QA LU 24H/206. It offers sweeping seconds, central hours and minutes, and date and month windows displayed in arcs – each set against a bright white background for improved legibility. This new green dial version of the Patek Philippe Annual Calendar is perfect for adding a subtle touch to a suit or other professional attire. Its elegant rose gold case makes this watch enjoyable for all of life’s special occasions. This watch combines a moon-phase indicator with a 24-hour scale at 6 o’clock and showcases the arrangement of its beautiful movement through a case that showcases a sapphire caseback. Of course, as a Patek Philippe Annual Calendar, this timepiece only needs to be adjusted once a year. Other subtle finishes on the watch include the Patek Philippe-engraved crown, the concave bezel, the skeletonized lugs and the skeletonized sides.

zelin0802 / August 19, 2022

U-Boat

A replica swiss watches brand from Italy that has been producing watches since the early 00s. All clocks are handcrafted and designed by Italo Fontana.

The company is located in a villa in the countryside, surrounded by the mountains of Gragnano. Just 15 minutes from Lucca, the ancient medieval walls of the heart of Tuscany. A place of inspiration for Italo Fontana, his creativity comes from the combination of surrounding objects, atmospheres and specific places. Every U-BOAT creation is a reflection of the values of the Tuscan region.

In just a few years, U-BOAT has managed to open several stores around the world with its own brand and now also into Ditur. An exciting brand with many unique watches, all housed in their own velvet cases, which shows that all U-BOAT fake watches have no compromise in quality.

Resence of the poor?
Is U-Boat Darkmoon ‘The Rebirth of the Poor’? We’ll let you judge. What we’re saying is that oil-filled watches have actually been around for decades, albeit a specialized and exclusive subset of timepieces…and of course the Ressence, as well as anti-fog, non-reflection watches for underwater missions such as the Sim Nice user experience. The rest, including timepieces like the French Beauchat Genesis 4000 HPS or the Hydroil-filled Bell & Ross Hydromax 11100M, make up an exclusive club. But none, not even used examples, are available anywhere near the price of U-Boat’s latest Dark Moon.

That Iconic Compensation Bubble
As mentioned, the moving compensation bubbles on Darkmoon’s (and Capsoil’s) face are a constant reminder of a truly iconic Movado Museum watch.

Why are you there? The bubbles that elicited strongly polarized reactions from watch forum participants weren’t just the aesthetic indulgence of designers doing nothing. Instead, despite the ability to keep bubbles in place for hours, for an important technical reason. It provides compensation as the oil expands or contracts with temperature changes within the manufacturer’s recommended operating range of 0° and +60°C.

We can only speculate how many Darkmoon wearers will be tempted to try to place the bubble directly above the watch’s center post.

Who will the dark moon attract?
Is this a unisex U-Boat watch? While U-Boat offers women-specific watches, such as its 8474 Rainbow Ladies Mother of Pearl, it’s no secret that its primary audience has traditionally been young men.

However, current fashion-forward watch wear often sees larger men’s watches add brilliance to women’s wrists. According to U-Boat’s UK importer, the Darkmoon’s 44mm case is smaller than it’s suggested size, absolutely wowing both men and women.

One of the best U-Boat watches for women
Make no mistake; this is arguably one of the best U-Boat watches for women out there. After all, why reserve such a visually appealing horological object for boys, especially in a world where women love to rock men’s Rolexes and other luxury timepieces?

Apparently, the brand chemistry that made U-Boat so beloved by male celebrities like Sylvester Stallone and Nicolas Cage also had a powerful influence on its female counterparts like Israeli model Bar Refaeli and actress Lindsay Lohan. How about you?

go to the dark side
This is the U-Boat Darkmoon. Do you love watches with strong retro nautical stories, unmissable visual impact and conversation-inducing oil-filled technology? If so, this piece might be for you with its captivating design and engaging “Made in Tuscany” story.

Check out Jack’s YouTube video and feel his inspiration for these breathtaking timepieces. Then browse our collection of U-Boat men’s and women’s watches to discover the wonderful dark side of the Darkmoon collection for yourself or as a gift for someone special.

Within days, you’ll be able to open that gorgeous velvet-coated box, admire Florence’s iconic Old Bridge from a luxurious cleaning cloth, and strap on your very own U-Boat Darkmoon watch. Let’s imagine!

zelin0802 / August 17, 2022

HYT Watches Reopen With The Hastroid Green Nebula

The independent watchmaker specializing in fluid displays is back with a first best watch from Cerrato!

If you follow the independent watchmaking scene, you must know the difficulties HYT Watches, the UFO of the watchmaking world, has encountered in making watches with fluid indications. After about a year of dormancy, we can now say it loud and clear: HYT is back in action with a new partner (Kairos Technology Switzerland SA) and new CEO Davide Cerrato to support the business… this The name is sure to ring a bell. And today, the brand presents the first watch of its new era, the HYT Hastroid. We were able to spend some time on the Green Nebula Edition.

HYT – From Concept to Rebirth
Behind HYT is a concept, a vision to show time in an unprecedented and decidedly unnatural way. HYT swiss Watches, created in 2012, don’t use traditional hands that revolve around the dial, but a new fluid-based display… Liquid in watches (and magnetism, the worst enemy of mechanical movements)? Yep, that’s the whole idea. While it is true that in all HYT watches there is a rather (relatively) classic mechanical movement used as the driving force and adjustment for the indications, the display relies on an additional module consisting of bellows and capillaries, two of which are not mixed The dissolved fluid travels in a retrograde fashion to indicate the passage of time, and the point where the two fluids meet represents the current time.

Since developing the original concept in 2012, the brand has not only introduced watches with evolutions in movements and fluid mechanisms, but also made some improvements to address some important issues. The main reason is the expansion of the fluid due to temperature changes – keep in mind that the watch is either worn on the wrist or stored, creating temperature changes. To do this, the brand has added a thermal compensator inside one of the bellows.

Following the H1 model presentation, we saw the H2 watch, the rather insane H3 watch, and the slightly simplified H4 watch. A new direction was taken for 2017/18 with a refreshed design in the H0 model. Smoother and simpler. In 2019, the Haoyitong H5 introduced a new movement, again with some important mechanical updates to make the indications more precise and improve legibility. At the end of 2020, however, the brand had to face some difficulties, but since then there has been not only a new shareholder, but also a new CEO Davide Cerrato (ex-Tudor, ex-Montblanc). Since I’ve known this guy for years, I know he’d be a good fit. Passionate about any science fiction, Cerrato is sure to breathe fresh air into the HYT collection.

NEW HYT HASTROID GREEN NEBULA
This new watch, the Hastroid, marks the beginning of a new journey for HYT. It is built with a new design concept, a new inspiration and a new case. And, the overall inspiration goes back to the company’s roots, returning to edgy, modern, sharp shapes. HYT Hastroid is designed to resemble a spaceship. It’s big, bright and bold. After all, HYT’s insanely fluid display calls for this kind of boldness.

The case for the new HYT Hastroid, shown in its Green Nebula Edition, is all about architecture and science fiction inspiration. The case is angular, layered, and has a mix of materials. It’s also fairly airy, with a hollowed-out structure. However, this is a statement. It has a diameter of 48mm, a height of 17.90mm and an overall length of 58.30mm. Yes, the watch is big and bold on the wrist. Surprisingly, on Frank’s 18cm wrist (he’s the model for the photo), the watch looks much more comfortable and, dare I say, a little more compact than the numbers suggest.

HYT Hastroid completely redefines the overall design. No more pebble-shaped sapphire crystals. The new watch is more angular, almost square, but the skeletonized lugs add a certain airy feel to the case. The top surface is now flatter and indications are clearly visible. To make the watch slightly less “clunky”, Cerrato created a central container held by a square frame, with the sides of the watch opening to reveal different textures.

Our HYT Hastroid Green Nebula case is made from a combination of brushed, black-coated titanium and carbon fiber, making it less visually striking and lighter on the wrist. As a traditional feature, the crown is located at 2 o’clock and is protected by a module that runs along the side of the case. The multi-layered “sandwich” construction also allows for the clean integration of the rubber strap that connects between the two upper layers of the case – here rendered in green rubber, but also available with green Alcantara inserts black rubber.

The watch face of the Hastroid of Oytime has also received attention. The design has also been redefined here, with the return of the skeletonized textured structure that reveals most of the watch’s mechanical elements. The main plate is hollowed out and covered with a sapphire plate; therefore, both the mechanical part (top) and the fluid part (bellows in the lower part and capillaries around the dial) are fully visible. The movement consists of a black-coated plate with a grid pattern, which is decorated with bold Arabic numerals filled with bright green luminous material.

The main evolution of the HYT Hastroid compared to the brand’s previous watches is the display of the minutes. The pointer is now centered for maximum legibility. It is flanked by two classic indicators, the small seconds and the power reserve. Of course, the raison d’être of the HYT, the fluid indication of the hours, still exists around the dial and acts as a retrograde indication, jumping back to its initial position when the green fluid reaches the 6 o’clock position.

Fluid indication is still powered by the same ideas as before. Two bellows located in the lower part of the movement create a pressure movement on the fluid. The left bellows/piston module pushes the green fluid into the capillary, which over time pushes the clear fluid into the right bellows. The point where the two fluids meet, the two are immiscible, marks the current time. The system requires a highly waterproof mechanism – the entire fluid module is 10,000 times more airtight than a conventional dive watch (at least, according to the brand). The system is thus sealed. Thermal expansion can also be compensated by a clever device integrated into one of the bellows.

Powering our HYT Hastroid Green Nebula is the Calibre HYT 501-CM, a movement that should sound familiar to fans of the brand as it is based on the same technology that renowned watchmaker Eric Coudray developed for the H5 , and then an improved Hassted on launch. In addition to changing from off-centre minutes to central minutes, the movement’s decoration has also been updated, with black-coated bridges and bridges, as well as satin-finished and rhodium-plated moving parts.

The movement still consists of two separate modules connected by levers. On top is a mechanical engine with a frequency of 4Hz and a power reserve of 72 hours. This mechanical module has two functions. First, it stipulates the time to provide precise indications. Second, it is the driving force indicated by the fluid, giving it momentum and providing a constant displacement to act on the motion of the fluid. The connection to the fluid device is through an oversized lever, a curved tentacle spindle or “sensor” for the coordination of the mechanism, and a complex-shaped cam with 13 positions to precisely synchronize the hour and minute indications. This sensor converts the circular motion of the movement’s wheels into linear motion, which pushes the bellows and fluid.

Behind this new design, there is also a new strategy for the brand. Production will be more concentrated, fewer versions will be made, fewer models will be made, and the retailer network will be more condensed, strategies that may increase its desirability. https://www.review4uwatch.com

Technical Specifications – HYT HASTROID Green Nebula
Case: Diameter 48mm x H17.90mm – Length 58.30mm – Black Coated Titanium and Carbon Fiber Case – AR Coated Domed Sapphire Crystal – Sapphire Case Back – Black Titanium Screw Down Crown – 50m waterproof
Dial: Black Coated Brass and Sapphire Plate – 3D Black Coated Appliques and Green Luminous Numerals – Black Coated Titanium Grid – Green Liquid Inside Borosilicate Capillaries
Movement: Caliber HYT 501-CM – Proprietary Fluid Complication – Manual winding – 41 jewels – 28,800 vibrations/hour – 72 hours power reserve – Retrograde fluid hours, central minutes, small seconds, power reserve
Strap: Green or black rubber strap with green Alcantara insert – black coated titanium buckle
Reference: H02698-A

zelin0802 / August 16, 2022

Chopard LUC XPS 1860 Officer Green Dial

The Chopard LUC XPS 1860 Officer Green Dial Ref. 161242-0001 has a forest green dial with beautiful hand-guilloché decoration. The crown features a button that opens the hinged lid with a single push, revealing an extremely refined automatic movement. Unveiled at Watches & Wonders in 2022, this iconic watch of Haute Horlogerie once again showcases the Maison’s extraordinary expertise.

Chopard Manufacture – established in 1996

Last year, Chopard celebrated an important milestone in its history. In 1996, the family business opened Chopard Manufacture in Fleurier. While the company had made watches before this, those were equipped with third-party movements. Becoming a manufacturer, producing in-house movements, is a big undertaking, and not without risks. To understand the rationale for the Fleurier website, one has to go back to the early 1990s.

Chopard co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele predicts an eventual renaissance in mechanical watchmaking. It must be remembered that some companies are still licking their wounds after the quartz crisis, a traumatic time that saw countless watch brands and their suppliers come to an end. Mr. Scheufele’s optimism seemed bold at least to some observers, and may even be misplaced by others, however, his prediction of a brighter sky proved to be right.

When the Chopard copy Manufacture opened in 1996, it employed only two employees. Some 25 years later, after investing tens of millions of Swiss francs, the watch factory has achieved great success and now has more than 170 employees in various positions. The first movement of the LUC 1.96 (now known as the LUC Calibre 96.01-L) was just the beginning. The Swiss brand continues to produce countless beautiful watch movements, some of which are highly complex. In fact, Chopard’s ambitions have never waned, and its ability to innovate is endless. For example, the Chopard LUC 8HF, released back in 2012, received COSC certification despite its balance running at an eye-watering 57,600 vph (8Hz).

In-house expertise

When visiting the site at Fleurier, one is struck by the multitude of processes taking place under one roof. This is a shining example of a “vertically integrated company.” In addition, the brand’s LUC models eventually feature movements so refined that they deserve the term “haute horlogerie”. Finishing is typical, all traces of machining have been removed. Finishing or “finishing” also enhances the corrosion resistance of movement components and imparts an aesthetic appeal that goes beyond mere function.

Some of the brand’s LUC movements are subject to independent scrutiny by COSC, Qualité Fleurier or Poinçon de Genève. Interestingly, in 2011 Chopard released the LUC triple certification, which, as the name suggests, meets the standards of all three certification bodies mentioned above.

In 2008, Chopard opened a separate factory in Fleurier to manufacture in-house movements for some Happy Sport and Alpine Eagle models. With its expertise in making cases and bracelets as well as crafting a variety of craftsmanship, the high-end brand’s talents are multi-faceted.

LUC Calibre 96.01-L (LUC 1.96) – excellent from the start

If a copy watch company were to produce its first in-house movement, one would expect it to produce a relatively simple hand-wound movement that only displays the hours and minutes. From the outset, however, the brand has displayed extraordinary ambitions, clearly intent on competing with the established brands of Haute Horlogerie.

Chopard’s first self-winding movement continues to be produced, although it is now known as the LUC Calibre 96.01-L. It uses a micro rotor instead of the usual full-size oscillating weight. Even today, only a few companies have the expertise to manufacture movements equipped with micro-rotors. In fact, generating enough inertia from a small rotating piece of dense metal (22K gold in this case) capable of powering the mainspring is no easy task. However, Chopard has clearly shown that it is up to the task. By the way, the LUC Calibre 96.01-L has two barrels and therefore two mainsprings, another property I will talk about later.

The micro-rotor is flush with the adjacent bridge, not above. This approach reduces the height of the movement (only 3.30 mm thick) and allows the wearer to indulge the superb view of the finely decorated movement.

While many watch movements feature a single barrel, this one features two stacked barrels. Taking this approach increases the power reserve, in this case about 65 hours. Furthermore, by using two barrels, the power transmitted through the gear train, which ultimately serves the escapement, is more consistent. While this should not be confused with a constant force device, as the energy inside the barrel becomes more and more depleted, the amplitude changes will be smaller. The end result is excellent rate stability.

Chopard also equipped the LUC 1.96 with a three-spoke balance wheel with a traditional hairspring and index adjuster. The latter component comes in the form of a highly polished gooseneck adjuster. The balance wheel is fitted with a sliding stud cap, giving the watchmaker a useful way to correct any rhythm errors.

The hairspring (also called hairspring) is equipped with a Philips terminal curve. This involves changing the curvature of the outer ring of the hairspring. The concept of the Philips terminal curve is similar to the Breguet Supercoil, which makes the breathing of the hairspring more concentric, thus providing excellent isochronism.

In keeping with Haute Horlogerie, the main plate is embellished with pearls, while the bridges are decorated with Côtes de Genève, engraved gilt text and glittering screws. One aspect of this movement that I find particularly flattering is Chopard’s decision to leave a gap between the bridges to provide a partial view of the gear train and barrel.

When Chopard released its ambitious LUC 1.96, it was scrutinized by COSC and Poinçon de Genève. Quite simply, with the release of this movement, the company has set very high standards.

Chopard LUC 1860

The first watch to feature the LUC 1.96 was the Chopard LUC 1860, released in 1997. With a diameter of 37 mm, this watch has a classic and understated style that was eventually carried over to several other LUC models.

The Chopard LUC 1860 features princess hour and minute hands, opposite the tapered hour markers. The central area of ​​the dial is beautifully decorated with a delicate wavy guilloche, and finally, a clear minute track wraps around the perimeter of the display. https://www.review4uwatch.com/

Chopard resists the temptation to dictate too many dials. In addition to the hours and minutes, small seconds and a date display are included. Clean, uncluttered and supremely elegant, this early Chopard LUC 1860 shows a clear intention to compete at the highest echelons of watchmaking.

In the years that followed, the luxury brand released further iterations of the Chopard LUC 1860, all of which retained the essence of the original.

Chopard LUC XPS 1860 Officer Green Dial – Ref. 161242-0001

Earlier this year at Watches & Wonders 2022, Chopard introduced several new models, including the LUC XPS 1860 Officer Green Dial Ref. 161242-0001. Featuring a stunning forest green dial and a 40mm 18K yellow gold case, this new model is powered by the highly regarded Calibre 96.01-L movement.

dial

When evaluating the 2022 watch, it was very similar to the 1997 model. However, this family similarity is more like father and son than gene cloning. The hour and minute hands are in the dauphine-fusée style, a derivative of the original dauphine style from 1997. This is not the first time Chopard has used dauphine-fusée style hands. In fact, they have been part of the brand’s design language for years.

The hours are indicated by conical facet markers, similar to the 1997 model, but using Arabic numerals to indicate midnight. The index at 6 o’clock is truncated to make room for the date display, which is presented with white numerals on a forest green disc. There is an overwhelming sense of integrity to this model. For example, Chopard could have saved a few Swiss francs to fit a white or black disc with a one-size-fits-all approach, however, as horological etiquette dictates, it indulges purists with a matching date disc.

The hand-guilloché process in the center of the dial showcases the brand’s exquisite craftsmanship. The dial is not adorned with studs of Paris or Ogre, but enriched with a honeycomb pattern, a specialty of the brand. Finally, a chemin de fer rounds out the display, bringing impressive clarity to the dial. copy Chopard Alpine Eagle Watch

case

As mentioned, Chopard has chosen 18K gold for the LUC XPS 1860 Officer Green Dial. This infuses the watch with a slightly retro look that pairs perfectly with the rich green landscape that takes center stage.

Consistent with several other LUC references, the case is a perfect blend of highly polished and vertically satin-brushed surfaces. The latter finish softens the shimmering gold, deftly sidestepping any excesses.

There is a button labeled LUC on the vertical side of the crown. With a single press, the hinged cover on the rear of the watch opens to reveal the aforementioned movement. The inside of the cover is engraved with the honeycomb, the former brand logo and the words “Chopard Manufacture” and “LUC”. The outside of the lid is decorated with the brand’s honeycomb pattern, which is beautifully hand-guilloché.

Since opening Chopard Manufacture, the premium brand has deftly delivered innovation while respecting its loyal customers by adopting a consistent approach to design. If the Chopard LUC XPS 1860 Officer Green Dial is placed next to the 1997 Chopard LUC 1860, it is clear that the two watches share a lot of the same genetic code. This approach is always evolutionary rather than revolutionary, which will no doubt resonate with many purists.

The styling of the new Chopard LUC XPS 1860 Officer Green Dial is timeless. It doesn’t shout wealth like some nouveau riche watches. Rather, it’s the horological equivalent of a soft-spoken gentleman in a tailored slouchy suit, conducting his business in a dignified manner. Open the hinged lid and you’ll notice the brains of the watch, perfectly developed, hidden from view but beautifully executed. This watch knows how to express itself in any situation and has incredible intelligence. However, this is no surprise to me. After all, Chopard has demonstrated these qualities many times since the introduction of the LUC 1.96.

Technical Specifications

Model: Chopard LUC XPS 1860 Officer Green Dial
Reference: 161242-0001
Case: Ethical 18 karat yellow gold, diameter 40.0 mm, height 7.70 mm, sapphire crystal front and case back protected by crown-activated hinged lids
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, date, stop seconds
Movement: LUC 96.01-L, self-winding, 28,800 vph (4Hz); 29 jewels, 65-hour power reserve, Observatory Certified (COSC), Seal of Geneva
Bracelet: Hand-stitched brown alligator leather strap, green alligator leather lining, 18-karat gold pin buckle

zelin0802 / August 10, 2022

Richard Mille RM 038 Tourbillon Bubba Watson

As I type, Bubba Watson leads the Farmers Insurance Open PGA Championship in San Diego. [Update: He continues to win. ] This year, Bubba joined Rafael Nadal and Felipe Massa as Richard Miller ambassadors. The Bubba is the longest driver on the PGA Tour, and if you’re wondering if it’s safe to wear a tourbillon while golfing, the Bubba will prove you can wear it for RM 038. Find prices and interior pictures.

Bubba is one of the rare professional golfers who likes to wear a watch or bracelet while playing. This, combined with his reputation as a big hand, makes him an ideal candidate to test the RM 038 in real-world conditions. Given the demands of gaming, Richard Mille designed this watch with a focus on lightness, extreme shock resistance and comfort. The RM 038 is created for golfers and athletes who love haute horology, who need a rare and unique timepiece that can withstand extreme conditions.

The RM 038 case measures 48mm x 39.70mm x 12.80mm. Internally, the baseplate, bridges and balance bridge of the RM 038 movement are made of grade 5 titanium. This creates a strong, rigid platform with precise surface flatness for optimal gear train function.

The RM 038 tourbillon movement features a fast-rotating barrel that significantly reduces the periodic sticking of the inner mainspring, thereby increasing performance. In addition, it provides an excellent mainspring triangle with ideal power reserve/performance and regularity ratios. In addition to the central involute profile of the barrel teeth and the third wheel pinion, an optimum pressure angle of 20° is provided. This promotes efficient rotational movement and allows compensation of possible changes in the meshing of the running train, ensuring excellent torque transfer and a noticeable improvement in performance.

The RM 038 case is made of a strong, lightweight alloy called magnesium-aluminum AZ91. This alloy is composed of 90% magnesium and 8.9% aluminum. Magnesium has a density of 1,74 g/cm3, which means it is one of the lightest metals used in construction. After a long and delicate machining phase, the alloy undergoes an electric plasma oxidation treatment called Titalyt II. The white color of the case is due to this treatment: it is a crystalline oxide ceramic with a high proportion of high-strength composite materials such as MgAl2O4 spinel. This increases the hardness and scratch resistance of the alloy, as well as its wear and corrosion resistance. This treatment applied to magnesium aluminum is biocompatible. It is used in the aerospace, automotive industry and medical fields. wholesale copy watches

The tripartite case is water-resistant to 50 meters, secured by two nitrile O-rings. The case is assembled with 12 grade 5 titanium alloy spline screws and 316L stainless steel wear washers.

RICHARD MILLE RM 038 BUBBA WATSON TOURBILLON SPECIFICATIONS

Tonneau case – numbered limited edition – in AZ91 magnesium alloy.

CALIBER RM038: Manual winding tourbillon with hours and minutes.

Dimensions: 48mm x 39.70mm x 12.80mm.

main feature

power reserve
about 48 hours.

variable inertia
, Free Spring Balance Free Spring Balance provides better reliability in the event of shock, motion assembly and disassembly. It also guarantees better timing results over longer periods of time.

Barrel pawl with progressive recoil
The device allows a winding gain (approximately 20 %), especially at the beginning of the winding. It also contributes to the distribution of tension within the mainspring.

Other features
– Movement dimensions: 30.60mm x 29.37mm
– Thickness: 7.55mm
– Tourbillon diameter: 10.90 mm
– Balance wheel diameter: 9.12 mm
– Number of gems: 19
– Balance wheel: Glucydur, 2 arms, 4 set screws, moment of inertia 11.50 mg.cm2, rise angle 53°
– Frequency: 21,600 vph (3Hz)
– Hairspring: Elinvar by NIVAROX
– Shock protection: KIF ELASTOR de KE 160 B28
– Nickel-free hour barrel shaft (DIN x 46 Cr13 +S) with the following features: Stainless steel, anti-magnetic, suitable for tempering.

Internal flange
Tiny flanges in white carbon fiber.

crystal
Bezel side: Sapphire (1800 Vickers), anti-glare treatment (both sides)
Thickness: 1.20mm
Caseback: Sapphire, anti-glare treatment (both sides)
Thickness: 1mm center, 1.73mm outer edge

finishing

Movement
– Microblasted grade 5 titanium
Baseplates and bridges – hand chamfered and polished
– Sapphire sandblasted and milled sections
– Straight textured polishing of the upper surface
– Polished sink

steel parts
– Sapphire sandblasted surface
– Satin polished surface
– Hand chamfering and polishing
– the upper surface
Straight Texture Polishing – Straight texture polishing of the upper surface
– Polished sink

Contour turning
– Grind and polished ends
– Polished pivots

gear
– Concave chamfering with diamond tools
– round finish surface
– Rhodium plating (before cutting teeth)
– Minimal wheel revisions to maintain geometry and performance

zelin0802 / August 9, 2022

complication guru Franck Muller

As the exclusive UK distributor Franck Muller we are very excited to introduce new models in 2021. All mechanical watchmaking complications invented by Franck Muller are designed and developed at the heart of their own workshop. From the simple sketch of a world-first mechanism to the execution of the plan, every stage of watchmaking is tracked to its successful completion.

The Grand Central Tourbillon is a striking new collection with the tourbillon in focus, at the center of the timepiece. One of the complications of the collection was that we had to completely rethink the watch to move the tourbillon from its original 6 o’clock position to the center of the watch. In addition, the designers and watchmakers of Franck Muller had to find an innovative way to place the hour and second hands around the tourbillon cage to accentuate the beauty of the piece.

Frank Muller Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton
The three-axis tourbillon of the new Vanguard Revolution 3 Skeleton corrects for gravity in all positions. This intricate frame system is a technological marvel and one of the most complex creations in haute horlogerie. Featuring a stunning skeletonized movement, this watch stylishly showcases skeletonized bridges, allowing you to observe one of the most beautiful mechanisms of all timepieces.

Franck Muller Pioneer Racing Skeleton
The VanguardTM Racing Skeleton sails in a sporty direction with its automotive-inspired lines, demanding a pure and stylish engine aesthetic. With its harmonious silhouette, impeccable craftsmanship and impeccably balanced proportions, this movement is skeletonized to create elegance alongside its sporty character.

FRANCK MULLER VANGUARD CRAZY HOURS YACHTS
With its harmonious silhouette, impeccable craftsmanship and impeccably balanced proportions, Vanguard Crazy HoursTM Yachting combines boldness and creativity with Franck Muller’s extraordinary Haute Horlogerie technology. The pinnacle of the Crazy Hours complication, it has captivated watch lovers over the years. With its unique handmade numerals, Vanguard Crazy HoursTM Yachting ensures a firm hold on the Franck Muller tradition with a youthful and futuristic aesthetic.

FRANCK MULLER VANGUARD rose cutout
Vanguard Rose Skeleton combines harmonious design with intelligent development. The technicality of the collection lies in the research that makes the rose essential to a mechanism with a skeletonized dial. Here, the flowers are not ornaments placed on the movement, they are cut from the bridges and baseplates to connect the mechanical movement together. They are an essential aesthetic decoration for timepieces. replica watches online

Frank Muller CIELO
The new Cielo collection affirms Franck Muller’s mastery of the art of watchmaking in the purest tradition. Purity and sober design are the guiding principles of the collection. The Cielo dial is crafted from natural blue aventurine, a semi-precious stone with a shimmering effect that gives it a sparkling effect. The name of the collection is inspired by the deep blue color of aventurine stone, reminiscent of the color of the night sky, while the shimmering minerals recall the stars.

Franck Muller GALET Moon Phase
A poetic complication, the moon phase, naturally finds its place at 6 o’clock to harmoniously complete the Galet collection. Equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement, this mysterious and fascinating timepiece complication displays the different cycles of the moon we see in the sky on a guilloche dial. The shape of the design is absolutely unprecedented, paying homage to simplicity and evoking calm and well-being. With its gentle angles, it is reminiscent of the smooth flow that nature is formed by the action of water.

Franck Muller GALET Moon Phase
Double Mystery Peony highlights the virtuosity of diamond setting, combining technical innovation and mechanical sophistication. The collection features an innovative time display system that makes the Double Mystery watch so successful: the hands are replaced by two rotating discs, each with an arrow-shaped indicator. The invention represented the successful mastering of a technical challenge and was patented in 1998.

zelin0802 / August 8, 2022

Watch the movie Brad Pitt wearing a platinum Breitling AVI Ref. 765 1953 Reissue of Bullet Train

This heavy, vintage-inspired platinum fake watch comes in handy in our watch-related movies this week.

In the new, ridiculous action movie Bullet Train, Brad Pitt plays a contract criminal who gets a briefcase full of $10 million by doing a simple snatch job. Yes, the case is on a bullet train.

Pete received contemporaneous instructions over the phone from his manager, and his job was to get on the bus at one stop, pick up the goods, and get off at the next stop. Given that this is a movie – like Kill Bill meets a kung fu hoax – I’m sure you can guess that there are no plans. Instead, Pete has to face a train full of criminals, all of whom unknowingly get caught up in an impossibly intertwined scene.

As a result, the only thing left to do is to fight each other mercilessly on the moving train. Pete is serious in this film and wears a precious metals retro revival of the blue-chip indie watch brand.

why are we watching
Today marks the opening day of the highly anticipated action comedy, directed by Pitt’s former stuntman David Leitch (as vividly as the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood plot is). I had the opportunity to attend an early screening and I had a great time. If you’re nervous about spurting blood, this one probably isn’t for you. However, if you like a good show on a watch on screen, and can manage to avoid some very intense (and often hilarious) over-the-top violence, in order to see said watch, I suggest you check this out.

Pitt plays Ladybug (codename, not real name – it’s the kind of movie where everyone has a codename). He is a hired thief/potential assassin who finds himself in hand-to-hand combat with other teams of assassins he has encountered in other jobs in the past. I won’t spoil why they find themselves together on this train, but let’s just say they don’t necessarily get along, and Ladybug is involved in some well-choreographed scenes that perfectly balance action and humor.

Is this a great movie? No, but it’s a quintessential summer popcorn movie — and one that’s even better because Ladybugs do all those ass kicks in a special Breitling retro revival.

Released in 2021, the Breitling AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-edition is a (shockingly) modern re-edition of the 1953 vintage Breitling watch, a complete vintage-meets-modern watch. We spent a week on the wrist with the steel variant of this model last year, and our very own Cole Pennington had some interesting things to say when comparing the new watch to the OG on which it’s based. “If the ’53 models were NOS [old and new stock] and hadn’t aged a day, I would have a hard time distinguishing them,” he wrote. “Even the difference in weight between watches is difficult to discern.”

Now, Pete chose the watch to wear in the movie, but he didn’t opt ​​for any changes. He became a movie star and opted for a platinum model with a blue dial. Only Pitt can strap a platinum vintage reissue watch to his wrist, make a creepy action movie, and make it look ordinary. Speaking of straps, he even swapped its leather strap for a stronger Breitling strap.

I know what you’re all thinking, “Come on, Danny, Brad Pitt is a Breitling ambassador! It’s just product placement.” Well, you’re right, Pitt is a Breitling ambassador. In fact, more specifically, he was a member of the Breitling film squad, working alongside Adam Driver and Charlize Theron. But you know what? Who cares, because Pete can easily wear whatever old watch Breitling wants him to wear. Maybe something more modern, maybe something the brand has a strong interest in selling. But that’s not what happened here. Instead, he chose the most esoteric version of a super-specific retro remake and made it part of his role in the film. Just because he’s paid for by a brand doesn’t mean the choice can’t be thoughtful. reviews aaa quality watches

He wears this watch throughout the movie. It’s always visible, although the amount of combat makes it difficult to laser light it at some point. The best part is that the movie features a close-up watch of the hero shots, which is probably the best I’ve seen in recent memory. It’s the kind of shot you can pause, frame, and hang on the wall if you want (though I’d also find it odd to do so).

Personally, I like the selection of Ladybug watches. He plays a somewhat indifferent character. A criminal who has recently undergone some soul searching and therapy and wants to improve his mental health while continuing to operate in the criminal underworld. Who knows if some big score in his past gave him a briefcase full of cash to go out and buy this platinum Breitling, or if it should represent an antique watch that may have been passed down to him. In either case, it looks very good. I mean, what can’t Brad Pitt accomplish?

when we are watching
Halfway through the film, Ladybug encounters an assassin named Orange (played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson) on a train. The two immediately get into hand-to-hand combat as Tangerine knows Ladybug is looking for the same briefcase he was looking for. They fought through various train cars until they reached the dining car. While hitting, kicking, and throwing objects, the pair were interrupted by a train worker who needed food. Staff did not notice the fight before she entered, asking if they wanted something to eat or drink. Ladybug gleefully asks for a bottle of water, and as he does, we can see the ’53 Re-Edition on his wrist. He continued to drink said water until she left, at which point…they fought again.

Later, Ladybug makes contact with another assassin, and a big fight ensues. Notice the theme here? After the fight, I definitely won’t spoil it, the ladybug is a little anxious, hiding on the floor of the train with a paper bag in hand. We can see the Breitling fake and its leather strap very clearly on his wrist as he tries to breathe and exhale the pressure. As you might expect, this won’t be his last fight.