Cartier Santos De Cartier Skeleton Swiss Made Replica Watches In Steel For 2018 Hands-On

Here’s some food for thought: when was the last time a luxury watch offered by one of those big-big brands looked genuinely more costly than it actually was? Too bad it isn’t as great as it could be, somehow.

Is a little under $27k far too much, or can it be the bargain of the century for an extensively skeletonized, modern-sized Cartier men’s wristwatch in steel? When I look at the all-steel bracelet and case that is of identical refinement at the 6,900″routine” Santos that was also introduced at SIHH 2018 and also this piece — and a host of other permutations to the Santos that we coated hands-on here — I believe near-27 big ones is quite a stretch.

So what’s with this new slice? It needs to be stated that this sort of watch is not something you see everyday in manufacturers of Cartier-magnitude — when they do appear, they do this using a high-five-figure price tag plus a non double-digit limited edition run. Cartier womens’ bracelet replica watches apparently realized its in-house potential in regards to producing bridges and plates and went berserk with one of its recognized hand-wound calibers. Cartier didn’t state this but then again they did not have to, since I had the gut instinct that this by every opportunity will not be an all-new motion but rather, a hollowed-out spin on a few of its existing calibers — one of many smart moves to keep prices and the final price down.

Therefore, I discovered the 9611 MC Cartier caliber in the steel Cartier Santos De Cartier women’s initiative awards replica watches Skeleton to be predicated on the 96xx MC household of moves (I had no idea what this caliber has been called before just now, but the layout of these bridges and skeletonization was telling me that this must really be based on something pre-existing). Only look at the 9602 MC and you’ll realize the very same design of keyless works, equipment train, jewels, screws, etc — although that particular motion has a huge date feature fitted onto its dial facet, the caseback appears indistinguishable.

The curved front crystal does not provide the best viewing experience. I found it distorts or just simply isn’t sharp when viewed from some angles — rather than because of its curved shape, but instead its overall quality which doesn’t provide as crisp a view as some other watches like, for example, Grand Seikos do. Having shot over 70,000 watch images with the same camera and lens installation (and many thousands more on a preceding camera) I can now let when I screw something up in my photography and once it’s the crystal that just isn’t as great as it might be.

The concluding gets better the closer you are getting. That is because the very first impression from afar is that of a machined look, together with the extensive brushed surfaces along with the industrial ambiance enforced by the gray wheels and springs and gears that peek back at you from inside. The anglage however is nicely done, even if that also has an unmistakably machined look. If those are done by hand, then Cartier repair fake watch has to take my apologies — and perhaps encourage us to visit the manufacture and find out how these are done over there… Because if I follow the shiny lines along the edges of the plates exactly what I see will be a CNC machine running together — and not a craftsman sitting there with a tiny tool hand-polishing these edges. It needs to be stated though, that on quite luxurious pieces from some very high-end brands (large or otherwise), anglage is pre-done by the extremely capable CNC machines that are becoming more and more omnipresent in the sector — and the advantages are only to be touched up and glistening. On ultra-high-end stuff is where you can anticipate sharp internal corners where the 2 borders come in to a stage, unlike the round, CNC’ed corners which are observable on so many watches — such as this one.

Two quite interesting particulars about how the Cartier Santos santos diamond replica watch De Cartier Skeleton is decorated include the way the brushed surfaces — along with the whole dial facet, for that matter — reflect the colour of ambient lighting. This is phenomenon isn’t a new one, naturally, but to the extent to which it is evident this is well worth mentioning; as you’ll see for yourself at the two images above. 1 piece that actually stood out for me as unwelcome, and I guess I am splitting hairs here, is the very small camera involving the 5 and 4 o’clock indices — to the side of the dial on the picture above. I understand it’s challenging to make such tiny and fragile pieces look great, but here it really contrasts strongly against the impressive volume of those cut-out indices and plates.

The new-for-2018 Santos line-up impressed us with its high quality case with neat ending and plenty of creative and fascinating details — like the integration of the bezel to the case, the neatly curved and polished border along the case profile, along with the new QuickSwitch along with SmartLink system which permits tool-free strap shifting and bracelet adjustment (more details here).

All in all, this truly is a somewhat bold way of dressing up the Santos — among the strongest Cartier mens diamond clone collections today, as far as I’m concerned. The case is of the”Large” kind — Cartier’s affair with clothing-inspired size definitions I hope to grow to accept someday. “Big” in this instance means a 39.8mm broad and 9.08mm thick case — lug-to-lug it’s definitely above 50mm though, making for what is really a substantial, or should I say”Big” footprint. The hands stay petite — a Cartier trait I wish was something of the past — especially on watches which have”Large” in their title. The 9611 MC quality has an impressive 70-hour power book, so I guess it ought to have the power to carry larger hands too. I have for long been a lover of how Cartier incorporates tiny Cartier text to the fine print of its own Roman numerals — perhaps the logo would’ve been better placed over the 7 or 8 o’clock index, but I am nitpicking again.

It is a brute of a watch in terms of size, first impressions, and total layout — but the filigree skeletonized appearance, I think, could have been a far better fit with 2018’s brand new and most welcome additions of smaller Santos models.

But I think the overall direction that we’re seeing here is good and the Cartier Santos De Cartier Skeleton is a step in the ideal direction. It brings the stupid-expensive appearance to the very-expensive cost segment — because yes, the latter is somehow below the former in my book. The method by which the movement was created in the get-go and then excessively skeletonized indicates a lot of effort, but the creative section needs to, at least in my opinion, have been somewhat more courageous with their selection of sizes, materials, and colours. Though, I suppose more versions will be to come soon enough. I am only hoping for less brutality and more lessons out of a minumum of one of those.

Replica Watches Young Professional A Fortnight Review: 2 Weeks On The Wrist With The Corum Golden Bridge Rectangle Watch


By Ben Newport-Foster

They‘ say that you only have one chance to make a first impression, and judging from my time working in a jewelers, that saying holds up. Waxing poetic about a brand’s history or showcasing the objectively better qualities of a certain movement would always come second to whether the customer liked the look of the watch. This is what Vincent Calabrese, the designer of the original Golden Bridge, realized back in the 1970s when he worked at a watch boutique in Switzerland. When a customer brought into the boutique a Breguet minute-repeater that had been run over by a car, Vincent set about creating a quote for the refurbishment of the case and the movement. To his shock, the customer refused to have the movement repaired saying that no-one would see it anyway. Vincent later recalled that “His words stung my ears and it led me to produce a timepiece where the movement, and not the case or design, is the star“.

The Corum Golden Bridge Rectangle perfectly balances beautiful design with jaw-dropping horology.

Creating a linear movement set into a thin, gold bridge between two halves of a case was not without its challenges, but in 1977, the first Golden Bridge prototype was completed (and with only 45 parts!). It didn’t have any water resistance and had a myriad of technical problems but it still won the gold medal at the Geneva International Inventor’s Show. After the event, the founder of Corum, Rene Bannwart, approached Vincent with the proposal of making the watch for his brand. Three years later in 1980, the Corum Watches History Replica OrologiGolden Bridge was launched and is quickly became one of the brand’s most recognizable timepieces.

Now 37 years later, Corum has introduced a newly designed Golden Bridge collection with the Rectangle launching earlier this year.

The more substantial case and golden beams are immediately noticeable. The first Golden Bridge had a completely empty dial with an absolute focus on the movement, but the new Rectangle adds some needed structure and visual impact in the form of rose gold beams that as stylized Roman numerals. The new beams are not thin strips of gold floating in the crystal, but instead have a depth and structure all of their own that can be seen when the watch is tilted at an angle. The silver colored rivets in the center column add a little bit of functionality when telling the time but are mostly there for artistic flair. Measuring 29.5mm by 42.2mm and at 9.3mm thick, the Golden Bridge sits very well on the wrist and packs more of an impact than its delicate movement might suggest.

The highlight of the watch is the linear movement, completely visible through both sides of the watch.

Something interesting that I found is that it’s quite strange to turn over a mechanical watch to be greeted by a mirror image of what you were just looking at! To those who think display backs are silly because you have to take the watch off your wrist, I think this is the watch for you! The bridge itself, like the case and beams, is made from 18kt rose gold and is finished by hand with impeccable detail with some decorative curling along the center. Seeing the gear train turn as you wind the watch or watching the balance wheel oscillate is memorizing, and this is coming from someone who dislikes skeleton watches! My usual critique with skeleton watches is that the functionality of the watch is always put second to the visual splendor of seeing the movement, but this linear design is marvelous without compromising anything about the watch.

The Caliber CO113 beats at the standard 4hz/ 28,800bph and has a modest power reserve of 40 hours. Having come from reviewing the Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern 5 Day Automatic, I will say that there was a bit of whiplash when adjusting to the shorter power reserve, yet I can’t find myself having much to complain about. This isn’t a watch designed for practicality and whilst I will continue to moan about ‘normal’ watches having only 40 hours, it just doesn’t feel right when talking about the Corum Watches In Singapore Replica OrologiGolden Bridge. Would you complain that your new Bugatti didn’t have enough cup holders when speeding to 60 miles an hour in under 2 seconds.




Now, I’ll be frank and say that at $36,900, I can’t afford this watch. Ok, ok… I’ll never be able to afford this watch! It’s almost impossible to ‘review’ a watch like this that is so outside of my budget and my sphere of watches that I usually wear. The Golden Bridge Rectangle is just as much of a watch as it is a work of art, and how does one start measuring art on a ‘value for money’ basis?

I’m not usually one for the line of thinking that states watches are status symbols…but I will say that I felt untouchable whilst wearing the Golden Bridge (Whilst at the same time being very, very, VERY wary of walking into doorknobs). One can acquire a certain swagger  when wearing a solid gold watch that costs more than the average family car. I like to think I’m a pretty down to earth guy so it’s not a swagger I’d like to get used to, but I must admit that I did enjoy it. If you can afford the Corum Watches Qatar Replica Orologithen I would really recommend you look into it as it’s a unique watch that is bound to catch people’s eye no matter their horological education. For more info, please visit corum.ch

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Eta Movement Replica Watches The Corum Heritage Artisans Coin Watch


By Ben Newport-Foster

For millennia, coins have played an important part in world culture. When someone died in Ancient Greece, tradition called for a coin to placed upon or in their mouth. This wasn’t a prototype piggy bank but rather to be payment in the afterlife for Charon the boatman, who transported the souls of the dead across the River Styx to the Underworld. In England, it was tradition for a threepence or sixpence coin to be included in the mixture of a Christmas pudding, and whoever was served a slice of pudding with the coin inside (and was lucky enough to not choke on it) could keep it as a sign of good fortune for the coming year. Even as coins become more of a transactional inconvenience every year, they still stick around in popular culture and in art. For Corum, coins have been a defining part of the brand since 1964 and recently the brand released three new coin watches in the Heritage Artisan collection.




Founded in La-Chaux-de-Fonds by Gaston Ries in 1955, Corum’s first Coin watch came out in 1964 and was made out of a $20 gold coin. The idea of using coins in watchmaking was nothing new; brands such as Patek Philippe had hollowed out coinage with the movement and dial placed inside and only visible when the hinged case was opened. What Corum Watches Ebay Uk Replica Orologidid instead was to convert a coin into a wristwatch case and placed the movement on the inside with the hands visible on the outside through crystal. This allowed for easier and quicker reading of the time, and significantly reduced the chance that you’d try and spend your watch in a vending machine.

The Corum Watches With Price Replica Orologicoin watch became an instant hit and over the years many United States Presidents wore the watch, including Presidents Reagan, Johnson, Carter, Nixon and Clinton. Two of the new Heritage Artisans collection use American currency with one using a traditional silver dollar coin and the other a solid gold ‘Double Eagle’ $20 coin. The silver coin watch has Corum’s name stenciled on the underside of the crystal in a blue that matches the blued steel hands, leather strap and sapphire cabochon on the crown. The solid gold ‘Double Eagle’ coin watch has solemn, black hands with Corum’s name engraved at 12 o’clock onto a surround gold chapter ring.

The third watch released is a commemorative piece to honor the anniversary of the creation of the State of Israel. The silver 10 Lirot coin used for this watch was minted in 1973 for the 25th anniversary of the Israeli Declaration of Independence proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, the First Prime Minister of Israel. Buy Corum Watches Online India Replica Orologichose to keep the design of this piece quite simple and sober, so a smaller Corum logo is stenciled at 9 o’clock on the underside of the crystal so not to obscure the engraved Menorah at 12 o’clock. The inclusion of a small diamond cabochon (also present in the Double Eagle coin watch) is a small touch of decoration on an otherwise stoic design.

I wouldn’t usually describe a solid gold or silver watch as understated, but all three watches are quite reserved in their appearance. Some Corum coin watches in the past have come on solid gold bracelets which is a bit much, but I find the presence of black/blue alligator to be quite tasteful. What is most shocking to me about the watch is their size. As these are special coins not circulated as currency, they are larger than usual coins and so the watches measure 43mm which is quite large for a dress watch. Yet I would wager that as these watches are very slim, they would wear smaller than their measurements would otherwise indicate.

All three watches are powered by the Corum CO 082 Caliber, a slim automatic movement that boasts a 42 hour power reserve. 42 hours might not be the longest power reserve a wristwatch has ever seen, but consider that the movement is housed inside a coin with a total thickness of just 7.6mm.

As our society becomes increasingly cashless and more reliant on the mirage of digital currency, it will be interesting to see how the heritage of coinage changes. Future generations will undoubtedly  see physical money as antiquated relics but hopefully they’ll see the artistic value in what Corum does with coin watches. Much like coinage, the Corum coin watches aren’t all that practical but sometimes practicality needs to be sacrificed in favor of art. For more info, please visit corum.ch

Grade 1 Replica Watches Corum Heritage Bubble Watch Collection


By John Galt

The iconic bubble has been revived as part of Corum Watches Review Replica Orologiheritage collection exactly 15 years after its first release back in 2000. Corum’s new addition to the iconic design is not merely a re-issue of its predecessor but instead a new version keeping all the aesthetics of the original and bringing them up to date. Let’s take a look.

Three versions are being released, two limited editions and one non-limited. The case has been slightly enlarged from the original 44mm (which back in 2000 was large) to 47mm lending to impressively striking looks. Coupled with short curved lugs it doesn’t feel as big or cumbersome as it should, this is a high piece given that the sapphire crystal is 8mm high on its own!

The bubble sapphire crystal is crafted from a single block then ground down into the bubble shape before meticulous polishing to create a flawless clarity with no optical imperfections. Corum’s bubble designers took advantage of this by designing a dial with a clever optical art motif. Taking inspiration from Hungarian-born French artist Victor Vasarely, The founder of the opical art movement, the dial is decorated with squares which graduate in size getting larger toward the centre of the dial thus creating static patterns that gave the impression of movement or surprising perspectives. The dial of the Bubble is perfectly flat, formed from a lacquered, brass disc stamped with the cube motif.

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The optical art dial will only be fitted to the pair of limited edition pieces starting with the Bubble vintage, a bronze toned PVD coated case with treated SuperLuminova for a real vintage feel coupled with bronze dial and numerals, this is a real nod to the original bubble from 2000.

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Changing from vintage inspired to much more modern the other limited edition is the Bubble all black, covered entirely in shiny black PVD coating matched with a gorgeous matte black dial and charcoal coloured hands and numbers. This is a real modern interpretation of the Bubble but still keeping the DNA of its assenters.

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The third model to be released by Corum is not limited and will make up part of their regular collection called the Bubble skeleton. Housed in a stainless steel case Corum have removed the dial and skeletonised and rhodium coated the movement giving an uncluttered and stunning view through the bubble crystal of the self-winding CO 082 calibre movement. Corum has even gone a step further and skeletonised the hands as well which in the process does lose a little of the legibility but gives a stunning effect.

All of the Bubble timepieces are fitted with rubber straps topped with leather: calfskin for the optical art editions and grey alligator skin in the case of the skeleton. And each is fitted with a buckle matching the case finish.

Prices start at 3,500 CHF for the bronze and black editions which given they are limited is a bargain for vintage inspired timepieces, and the Skeletonised Bubble is priced at 8,500 CHF.

Conclusion

I’m glad Buy Corum Watches Online India Replica Orologidecided to relaunch the Bubble, I was a fan of the original especially when first released as they were one of the few watchmakers back then that made large cases and didn’t follow trend. With these new versions Corum have kept the very essence that made them a hit back then but have added a modern twist, especially with the skeletonized which I personally will become a cult classic much like the original models. For more info, please visit corum.ch

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JOHN GALT – CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

John Galt caught the horology bug back in 2010 on his first visit to a London watch show and has snowballed since; John has become an avid writer and blogger of timepieces of all kinds, from everyday timepieces to modern Luxury HauteHorology, his favorite brands being HYT and GreubelForsey that push the boundaries of modern watch-making. John keeps a keen interest in the UK watch scene with their many emerging brands and timepieces. John Galt currently contributes watch related articles for online publications in the UK and USA. You can follow John on Twitter @johng73 Read his articles here.

Swiss Movement Replica Watches Corum Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph


Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph

A sophisticated new design for a flagship collection

Inspired by its nautical origins, the Admiral’s Cup collection welcomes a new line resolutely anchored in the contemporary era: AC-One. Sailing onto the scene with an innovative case developed by Corum, this newcomer cut out for great achievements asserts an eminently virile style that makes it a must-have on the contemporary watch scene. Spotlight on the Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph, an accessible mechanical model combining power, elegance and performance.

With the launch of the AC-One line, Corum Watches Singapore Replica Orologiis writing a new chapter in the history of its iconic Admiral’s Cup born in 1960. While its lines have been redesigned, the identity codes that have forged the legend of this horological icon have been jealously safeguarded. The bezel of the Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph takes the original twelve-sided shape, while the 45 mm-diameter case is more strongly rounded than ever, within an integrated structure combining polished and satin-brushed finishes. The construction is built on several layers, with black PVD-coated titanium inlays alternating between the back and the middle and then between the bezel and the middle, in a perfectly mastered play on volumes. The slimmer technical, contemporary case made of grade 5 titanium houses the automatic CO 132 chronograph caliber, also powering a date display. The movement revealed through the sapphire crystal caseback features an original openworked and black PVD-coated oscillating weight. The latter’s circular shape occupies the entire surface of the caseback opening and proudly proclaims its contemporary nature.

Stemming from lengthy aesthetic research conducted in-house, the Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph highlights an innovative and exclusive split pomegranate dial motif. Composed of tiny diagonally incised squares creating a raised pattern accentuated by the inner bezel ring bearing the famous nautical pennants, the unmistakable signature of the Admiral’s Cup collection. Like the openworked and faceted hands, the applied hourmarkers are coated with beige Superluminova, while the chronograph sweep-seconds hand bears the iconic Corum key.

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Sporty, powerful and water-resistant to 300 meters, the Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph offers an appealing set of performances. Fitted with an crocodile leather strap or a grade 5 titanium bracelet fastened by a triple folding clasp, this model is interpreted in different versions. It comes in a two-tone interpretation when its titanium case – whether black PVD-coated or not – is topped by an 5N 18kt red gold bezel, or else opts for an alltitanium construction.

Technical Specifications

MOVEMENT

  • Movement number: CO 132
  • Winding system: Automatic
  • Functions: Chronograph • Minute • Hour • Date • Small second
  • Power reserve: 42 hours
  • Frequency: 4 Hz, 28’800 vph
  • Dimension: 12 1/2 »’
  • Rubies: 39
  • Movement finishes: Rotor with CORUM dedicated decoration • Rotor with black PVD treatment • Squeletonized and circular shaped rotor

CASE

  • Dimension: 45 mm
  • Thickness: 14.30 mm
  • Case material: Titanium grade 5
  • Bezel material: Titanium grade 5 • Dodecagonal shape
  • Case sides: Titanium grade 5
  • Crown material: Titanium grade 5 • Engraved CORUM key
  • Crown protector material: Titanium grade 5 with black PVD treatment
  • Pushers: Titanium grade 5
  • Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
  • Back type: Open back cover in titanium grade 5
  • with glare proof sapphire crystal
  • Water-resistance: 300 meters / 30 ATM

Japanese Movement Replica Corum Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Tides Watch


Published by Pierre-Paul Godts

 

 

 

Press Release:

When Fine Watchmaking shows the tides

An icon among sea-lovers now returns in a reworked design: the Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Tides watch. 21 years after its launch, this model with its mechanical movement driving indications of the time and strength of the tides, the lunar cycle, as well as the strength of the currents and the height of the tides, remains a truly unique complication in the Fine Watchmaking world. Its exclusive nature forcefully reaffirms Corum’s longstanding, solid nautical anchorage.

From the dawn of time, the lives of seagoing professionals have been governed by the rhythms of the tides. In most part of the world, they follow a twice-daily lunar cycle, with the tide coming in on average every 12hrs 25 minutes, before receding again. Created in 1993, the CO 277 caliber beating at the heart of the Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Tides was specifically designed for these coastal regions.

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No less than three years of development, conducted in collaboration with the Astronomic Observatory of Geneva and the SHOM (Hydrographic and Oceanographic Services of the French National Navy) based in Brest, were required to create this highly exclusive “tides movement”.

A display combining sporting elegance and functionality

The CO 277 caliber now provides its essential navigation-related indications on an ocean blue dial bearing subdials that are more graphically styled than ever. The Moon, which determines tidal movements, appears at 12 o’clock. When it is full or black (new moon), meaning when it is aligned the Earth and the Sun, the amplitude or strength of the tides – indicated by a dedicated hand on the dial – is at its peak, with a coefficient of between 95 and 120, dipping to between 20 and 45 during the first and last moon quarters.

The 6 o’clock subdial indicates the time of the two next tides in the next 24-hour period. To know whether the tide is rising or ebbing, the user need only consult the counter at 9 o’clock, which also indicates the current strength. The maximum tide intensity is shown when the pointer is on the horizontal red line. The strength of the current declines when the hand moves towards the high and low tides indicator reaching its lowest strength when the hand can align with the vertical white line.

These remarkably legible subdials are elegantly arranged on a main dial adorned with Corum’s famous and exclusive “split pomegranate” motif, while the iconic nautical pennants on the inner bezel ring lend an elegant overall sense of depth.

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Built for performance

An authentic SHOM-certified precision navigating instrument, the CO 277 caliber beats at the rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour and has a 42-hour power reserve. Also driving a date display at 3 o’clock, it is housed in the emblematic 12-sided Admiral’s Cup case entirely worthy of its performances. The latter is made in grade 5 titanium and remarkably light despite its powerful style and generous 45 mm diameter. Its layered structure features blue PVD-treated titanium inserts echoing the color of the dial and the vulcanized rubber strap secured by a folding clasp. Clearly built for adventure, it is water-resistant to 300 meters and fitted with a sapphire back providing an admirable view of the CO 277 movement.

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Pierre-Paul Godts – Contributing Writer

Pierre-Paul has worked for over 20 years as a Creative Director for different Advertising Agencies. Today he workes in his own Graphic design agency. Proprietor and founder of WatchMundi and WatchMundi Magazine. WatchMundi is dedicated to share the latest horological industry news from the captivating realm of wrist watches principaly in the domain of Pilot, Diving, Marine, Nautical, Vintage, GMT, WorldTimer or Motor Racing watches.

Replica Expensive WristReview’s Top 5 Watches from Baselworld 2018


By Harlan Chapman-Green

Well, now Baselworld is officially over it’s time for WristReview to present our Top 5 watches from Baselworld 2018. As with some of our other extended lists we have thrown in a list of 5 honourable mentions. Anyone who ends up in this category has still succeeded, we usually add in the honourable mentions because it’s too difficult to choose. So, here we go with the Top 5 Watches from Baselworld 2018.

The Honourable Mentions

5. Tudor Black Bay GMT

Tudor’s Black Bay GMT watch would’ve gotten a higher spot if it weren’t overshadowed by a certain other GMT watch which made it into the Top 5. Still, for those who cannot or do not want to spend the amount of money that costs, they can still get a sporty GMT watch with a coloured bezel and robust movement inside. I must say that it lacks a little verve on the design side, that bezel will only take it so far, but it still has a touch of class to it and can be worn for pretty much any occasion. Read more here

4. Oris Divers Sixty-Five Bronze Bezel

This classy little number comes from the surprisingly chipper brand Oris. As well as making decent and affordable timepieces, they have also been on something of a roll lately with their historical watches, especially the Divers Sixty-Five collection. This one, available in both 36mm and 40mm uses a touch of bronze on the grip of the bezel and rose gold PVD on the indices and hands to create a unique, almost aged look. But, Oris should be careful, they could upset fans if they try to make it look more aged than it is (seriously, fake patina or fauxtina, is a big thing for some). Read more here

3. Glashutte Original Senator Excellence Moonphase

This had to be included simply because of how much I love the silver dial version alone, that moonphase is the stuff of dreams. Glashutte Original has been working hard to ensure that its collection doesn’t go unnoticed. The Senator Excellence launched in three new dial colours: blue, silver and white, and came either with or without a moonphase. Both use the same automatic movement, albeit with that extra complication in some cases. I feel that this works best on the brushed/polished stainless steel bracelet, but leather straps are cheaper to purchase so it balances out. Read more here

2. Grand Seiko 9S 20th Anniversary Ref. SBGH267

This year, Grand Seiko is celebrating 20 years of the calibre 9S. Designed from the ground up with long-term durability and reliability in mind, the calibre 9S powers quite a few watches in the Seiko lineup today. The model I’ve chosen, SBGH267, is particularly appealing because of the blue dial with engraved symbols on it, as well as the blued rotor on the rear which is a full circle like you’d see on a Speake Marin watch. At 39.5mm in diameter, it’s also dressy and restrained, but thanks to a steel bracelet it’s also a little sporty should one require. Read more here

1. Hublot Big Bang Unico Red Magic

Hublot’s usage and mastery of high tech materials is well known throughout the industry, only a small handful of companies, including Panerai, does anywhere close to the work they do. This year they unveiled the Unico Red Magic, one of the first watches made of coloured ceramic and the result of over four years of research. Although it’s not technically a limited edition for their partner, Ferrari, it could certainly pass as one and I’m sure there will be one in the future. It’s using the in-house made Unico movement which is simply fantastic. This is one of the best this year. Read more here

The Top 5

5. Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8

I must admit, when I first saw this new watch I thought people would balk at it. Here comes Omega again with another limited edition ceramic thingy etcetera. Instead, I was very surprised to see the awesome looking Lemania based calibre 1869 in there looking all black and laser blasted and textured a little like the surface of the moon. Couple the black with a splash of vivid yellow on the dial and the strap and you have a genuinely awesome sports chronograph. Read more here

4. Breguet Classique Complications Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367

Coming in on the number 4 spot is a watch we weren’t really expecting. Sure, these brands like to flex their muscles when it comes to artwork, but even then the enamel stuff is usually left to Breguet’s sister brand Blancpain. I like the amount of attention to detail that’s gone into the dial on this watch, not that I wasn’t expecting it of course. To cut a very precise hole in the dial for the tourbillon (and the extra grooves for the tourbillon bridge) requires a delicate hand and shows the very top echelon of watchmaking. I feel it’s missing out now that there is no power reserve, though. Breguet’s long thin hands mean the dial would remain uncluttered. Read more here

3. Patek Philippe Nautilus Perpetual Calendar

Put on the list at the request of the Masthead, the Nautilus Perpetual Calendar is a most unusual watch. It combines a movement we’ve seen in other Patek watches with a case we’re already familiar with. It, therefore, gives the feeling that it’s been with us for a couple of years now, when it actually hasn’t. That’s not implying in any way that this design is tired or boring per se, but it has made some clearly nervous that even the great Patek Philippe is running out of ideas, at least they have that new World Time Minute Repeater. Read more here

2. Chopard L.U.C All-In-One

Chopard’s lineup this year really wowed the audience, but the most eye-catching wasn’t the bright and colourful Mille Miglia range, but the far more sophisticated, and expensive, L.U.C All-In-One. If this doesn’t make people take Chopard seriously as a player in the Haute Horlogerie world then nothing will, because it has all the hallmarks of the trade. As well as a COSC Chronometer and Geneva Seal, there’s also a perpetual calendar, tourbillon and the whole star thingy going on around the back, and the equation of time for good measure. The only thing this watch was lacking was a chronograph, but the watch might be too thick to wear. Read more here

1. Rolex GMT Master II

Just nudging Chopard aside for the number 1 spot on our list is the thing we were all waiting for, the GMT Master II. Yes, I am aware that this watch is somewhat predictable, there was an enormous amount of hype surrounding this release, as there is with pretty much every Rolex release. Still, the updated movement will keep the fans happy, along with the fact that it’s a return to the Rolex history pages on that classy Jubilee bracelet. I wonder what effect this will have on the BLNR’s value. Read more here

This year’s Baselworld was all about evolution rather than revolution, though a few brands introduced brand new watches, most seemed to have played the safe game and changed their collection around a bit. If it’s working though, why should they change?

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Already in 2002 , Rolex launched on the market a special version, a limited edition of its iconic chronograph sport: The Rolex  Daytona Meteor  (ref. 116519), which saw the dial embellished with a piece of the  meteorite  Gibeon,  discovered in 1836 in  Namibia  shed for approximately 250 square kilometers and is now preserved in the Geological Survey of Namibia in Windhoek.

The 4 billion years old meteorite Gibeon, fell on earth 12,000 years ago, and is made ​​of nickel-iron with parts of cobalt and phosphorus and is very fragile and difficult to work with.

The Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Meteorite Dual Time, made ​​a ‘ limited edition of  75 pieces, offers pieces with dials never identical because to the fact that every cut made ​​to achieve them, says every time aspects and are never the same, the crystal structure of the meteorite.

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The dial is adorned with applied hour markers and hands  clad  in  red gold 5N and  coated with luminescent substance. The display of the second time zone is visible at 12, the counter of the continuous seconds is located at 6 o’clock, while at 3 o’clock, the window is placed in the calendar. On the flange, you can see the nautical flags, a distinctive feature, along with the 12-sided bezel, the collection Corum Admiral’s Cup.

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The rare dial, protected by sapphire crystal glass on both sides, it’s framed in a case of form dodecagonal in 18kt pink gold with a diameter of 42mm.The Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Meteorite Dual Time is equipped with a mechanical movement with automatic winding caliber CO 283, beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, provides a ‘power reserve of 72 hours and shows visible through the transparent case back , the lower decks finished  in Cotes de Geneve and oscillating weight with special decorations Corum.

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Water resistant to 30 meters, is equipped with a black strap in alligator leather with buckle in 18kt rose gold engraved with the Corum logo. This original and valuable watch will be delivered with a certificate of origin attesting to the authenticity of the meteorite Gibeon.

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Jovan Krstevski – Founder, Proprietor & Executive Editor

Watch collector, aficionado and a Event profile in the Swedish nightlife. He launched Watchgeek back in 2011, which is now known as WristReview.  He quotes ’WristReview is a site to help people find, explore, discover and enjoy wristwatches.’ His passion jump started in his early teens, when he was given his first mid-range wristwatch which was an Omega Seamaster. Since then he has always been in love with wristwatches!

Replica Watches Buy Online Blancpain Villeret Métiers D’Art Ganesh Watch


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The cost on the bracelet is $14,100. Since 1735, Blancpain has already been making mechanical watches that establish standards of excellence. The Swiss producer is known for breathtaking improvements in the watchmaking world and it can be called the revolutionary brand that knows how to be different from others.An intriguing fact about Blancpain is that it’s never produced quartz timepieces in the past and according to their commercial slogan, they never will. Also, this adventurous watchmaker claims that it won’t ever produce watches with digital displays.The Blancpain brand was founded at the beginning of the 18th century by Jehan-Jacques Blancpain who established his first workshop on the upper floor of his home at Villeret, Switzerland. That’s how the narrative of the planet’s oldest watchmaking brand started.

It is a common belief that God is omnipresent, but as the physical identity of God is still a mystery, we humans connect with the Almighty by practicing different religions in different parts of the world. And every religion offers a representation of God which can be used as an object of worship and symbolism. Why am I rambling on about a topic like religion, and how exactly does it relate to horology? I would like to introduce to you the Blancpain watch parts Replica Villeret Métiers D’Art Ganesh watch.

The Blancpain wrist watches Replica Villeret Métiers D’Art Ganesh watch, as the name indicates, is a tribute to the Hindu Lord Ganesha, and it is a new offering from Blancpain’s Villeret line of watches. Lord Ganesha, also known as Vinayaka (Knowlegeable) and Vighneshwara (Lord of obstacles) is one of the most worshipped deities in the Hindu religion. Another interesting fact about Lord Ganesha is that he is known as the patron of arts, and Blancpain launching the stunningly artistic Blancpain Villeret Métiers D’Art Ganesh watch around Lord Ganesha’s birthday couldn’t be a better birthday present for him.

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The Blancpain Villeret Métiers D’Art Ganesh is a product of Blancpain’s award-winning Métiers D’Art studio located in Vallée de Joux. The Métiers D’Art studio is renowned for a wide range of artistic crafts including fine engraving, enameling, damascening, shakudō, and more. Having won the Artistic Crafts prize for the Blancpain Villeret Shakudo Ganesh watch in 2015, Métiers d’Art studio is back with another unique interpretation of the Ganesh theme in the Blancpain Villeret Métiers D’Art Ganesh watch. The beautiful portrait of Lord Ganesha on the dial of the Blancpain Villeret Métiers D’Art Ganesh is a result of combining fine engraving, damascening, and shakudō, and is testimony to the skills and craftsmanship of Blancpain’s artisans.

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The black patina on the dial of the Blancpain Villeret Métiers D’Art Ganesh is achieved with the help of shakudō, which is an alloy of gold and copper. Unpatinated shakudō resembles bronze, and Blancpain’s artisans delicately treat the surface multiple times to achieve the final subtle black shades that mark this art form which was originally developed for the decoration of swords and jewellery. Another art form which adorns this dial, and whose application in watchmaking is limited to Blancpain, is damascening. Damascening is the art of inlaying different metals into one another, and it is utilized to hand-carve fine designs on the dial of the Blancpain Villeret Métiers D’Art Ganesh watch, following which gold is hammered into the resulting troughs.

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Continuing the golden theme on the intricately finished dial of the Pre owned blancpain watches Replica Villeret Métiers D’Art Ganesh, this watch is equipped with a 45mm-wide red gold case with Blancpain’s signature double-stepped bezel, adding to the overall warmth of the design. At the helm of this watch is the ultra slim manually wound in-house caliber 15B, offering a power reserve of 40 hours. The movement has been moderately decorated with finely hand-applied Côtes de Genève along with beveling and circular graining, and can be viewed from the transparent case back.

The Blancpain Villeret Métiers D’Art Ganesh is literally a one-of-a-kind watch, as only one is being produced. It is targeted towards devotees of Lord Ganesha who want to maintain a divine connection with him every single second of the day by having his picture on the dial of their watch. The Blancpain Villeret Métiers D’Art Ganesh comes on a brown alligator strap with a price of £111,550. blancpain.com

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Allow me to add here that the model you’re seeing pictures of is actually in an 18k white gold case, but it seems like Blancpain will create it as a steel model and the exact same 18k white gold instance for a different dial option. This is a chance, but it’s hard to affirm, as their site is unclear regarding whether or not an 18k white gold model with this clean white dial is available.As a dress opinion, I like the calming effect of this clean dial that is otherwise very practical. The 40mm-wide instance is 11.04mm thick, and water resistant to 30 meters. It wears nicely as a result of the cozy case and appears bigger given the thin bezel structure. Distinctive Blancpain Villeret-style Roman numerals and fitting leaf-style hands add to the brand’s trademark look. In steel and red gold, the Blancpain Villeret Quantieme Annuel GMT watch even comes on a matching bracelet option that I quite like – in addition to the black alligator strap choice.Manufactured in house by Blancpain, the Blancpain Villeret Quantieme Annuel GMT watch includes the caliber 6054F automatic movement – whose gold rotor is very nicely decorated. While the movement architecture is decidedly contemporary in its own aesthetics, you still find a lot of haute horology hand-finishing.

The moon phase function has evolved from its traditional role as an accompaniment to men’s perpetual calendars to a “poetic” complication, used more often in ladies’ watches. It has been reimagined in many ways that depart from the traditional blue-sky-gold-moon-and-stars configuration, but Blancpain ganesh watch price Replica finds a way to maintain tradition while updating the function for a modern ladies’ watch. The Blancpain Villeret Date Moonphase, introduced at Baselworld 2017, sports the traditional moon phase colors and configuration – as it should in a traditional collection such as the Blancpain Villeret – but with a few small tweaks to make it feminine, even poetic.

If you look closely, you will see that the moon has eyelashes, lips that look as if lipstick has been applied and, what’s that? – a beauty spot. The artificial mole or beauty spot (known as a mouche for its resemblance of a fly) was regarded in 18th century France as symbolizing a playfully teasing attitude. Mouches were used by coquettish ladies of the Court as messages to their suitors that differed according to where they were placed.

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The movement is a next-generation caliber made by Blancpain specifically for ladies’ watches and is an example of the commitment being made by luxury watch brands to develop a stable of calibers sized for ladies’ watches that are equipped with all the advancements in watchmaking that are often reserved just for men’s movements. The Caliber 913QL is an evolution of the women’s Caliber 953, a 21mm-diameter movement that has been a staple of ladies’ watches at Blancpain. It remains the same size but now has a high-performance silicon balance spring. Silicon’s low density makes it lighter and thus more shock-resistant. It is also impervious to magnetic fields and generally more stable, with improved isochronism.

In addition, the 913 has a glucydur balance wheel with gold micrometric regulating screws, which makes it adjustable and also more shock-resistant than its predecessor. There is also an improved winding system that uses a ball-bearing mounted rotor. The sapphire case back reveals the rotor, which is red gold with a snailed bevel, polished chamfers and straight and circular Côtes de Genève patterns. The Caliber 913QL is fitted with a moon phase module, a wheel with 59 cogs covering two complete 29.5-day lunar cycles. It has a 40-hour power reserve.

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At 29.2mm, the Blancpain Villeret Date Moonphase is a very small watch considering there is a moon phase plus a date and a seconds hand, a rare advantage in a small ladies’ automatic. It is evidence of Blancpain’s commitment to producing size-appropriate high-grade calibers dedicated to ladies’ watches in its elite collections. The date is elegantly spaced out just inside the hour track, indicated by a red-tipped pointer. The bezel is set with 48 diamonds and there are eight diamond indexes as well as four applied Roman numerals in the signature Villeret font. The dial is opaline and the strap is taupe-colored alligator. There are two references, one in 18k gold, priced at $19,900, and in steel at $16,600. blancpain.com