Richard Mille RM 35-03 Rafael Nadal: The Butterfly Effect

The Richard Mille Manufacture recently launched the RM 35-03 “Baby Nadal” watch collection. The new instrument features an innovative butterfly rotor. Frank sans C will tell you everything you need to know in a very short (wing) time span.

Let’s go back in time, before Rafael Nadal won his 21st Grand Slam title at the Australian Open last January and became the all-time record champion. In December 2021, his old friend Richard Mille launched the RM 35-03 Rafael Nadal. This is the fourth in the “Baby Nadal” series. Why take this name? Because the performance and technology of these watches come from the RM 027 tourbillon watches worn by Spanish players on the tennis court.

“We all strive for excellence in our respective fields. We speak the same language, Richard and I. We are both passionate about what we do. Keeping the flames of that passion alive for what we do every day is for me Crucially. Even though I don’t wear the RM 035 model for the race, it’s heartening to feel the confidence he and the team have shown me to take part in this bizarre adventure,” shared Rafa Nadal.

The butterfly oscillating weight is an incredible innovation for the new RM 35-03 Automatic Rafael Nadal watch

Beware, this one has no tourbillon. Rather, it’s an extraordinary innovation with significant technology and utility. The new RM 35-03 Automatic Rafael Nadal integrates a unique winding mechanism. In fact, the wearer can directly control it.

The watchmaker’s engineers at the Swiss watchmaker spent three years developing this special rotor, which they named the “Butterfly”. And for good reason! This pendulum consists of two identical parts that can be unfolded 90° to face each other.

Owner control over a winding movement: Richard Mille’s mechanical revolution
This capability is reminiscent of Richard Mille’s famous “variable geometry rotor.” This allows the wearer to adjust the sensitivity of the winding mechanism according to their activity. Except this is a revolution: no need to go to the watchmaker to change the rotor.

In fact, the RM 35-03 displays a pusher at 7 o’clock, allowing the operation of the clever system and the placement of the two movable wings as required. You can glue them together, like an oscillating weight, to wind the movement. Or face to face to balance the rotor and stop the winding mechanism. This is the position you must choose when exercising with this watch. Because it can avoid excessive winding of the movement, so as not to damage the movement.

As a watchmaking marvel, the watch also features an “on/off” indicator. The small button is very useful as it allows the wearer to see the status of the rotor whether it is activated or not. It is located at 6 o’clock in the internal structure of the Calibre RMAL2. Treated in black PVD, this charming grade 5 titanium movement showcases a very vivid skeleton, complete with insect wings. Richard Mille fake

We’re not going to explain the butterfly system’s haptic feedback in detail. Frank sans C has done it. But we have to mention the presence of the flanges and numerals sloping inwards to create the effect of depth and draw the eye inside the movement.

another button for another indicator
The instrument also has a second button. A small indicator is located at 2 o’clock on the tonneau-shaped case. It controls the crown’s function selector (red hand at 2 o’clock). It allows the wearer to choose between winding (W), neutral (N) and manual setting (H) functions. A car’s gearbox for the movement (the motor of the fake watches for sale), a tribute to the automotive industry that Maison loved so much.

The RM 35-03 Automatic Rafael Nadal, not one but two versions, uses high-tech materials. Richard Mille is releasing a new work in two different versions. Both reflect the manufacturer’s expertise in implementing breakthrough materials.

Both are the same price, so it’s your choice. One is a blue Quartz TPT® with a white Quartz TPT® case. The other is White Quartz TPT® and Carbon TPT® and Carbon TPT® Housing. Each comes with a rubber strap, either white or blue depending on the model. perfect replica watches

Girard-Perregaux presents the Laureato Absolute Chronograph Aston Martin F1 Edition

Girard-Perregaux and Aston Martin revealed the third embodiment of their collaboration when they unveiled the Laureato Absolute Chronograph AM F1 Edition.

This limited-edition watch has been highly anticipated since Girard-Perregaux announced that it will be the official watch supplier of British high-performance car manufacturer Aston Martin and the Aston Martin Aramco Cognitive Formula 1 team. The two companies have collaborated on two watches in the past – the Three-Flybridge Tourbillon Aston Martin Edition and the Laureto Chronograph Aston Martin Edition.

Their latest collaboration collides two worlds, micromechanics and the extreme performance of Formula One.

With so much competition in the F1 world, even a fraction of a second can make or break. This means that weight, engine power and aerodynamics are paramount. Fortunately, the AMF1 team knows a thing or two about all of this and brings its incredible understanding of lightweight materials to the world of haute horology.

Featuring a cutting-edge 44mm case, the Laureato Absolute Chronograph AM F1 Edition is a blend of titanium powder and carbon, taken from two F1 cars used in the 2021-22 season. This is a first in the watch industry. High-tech ingredients are mixed with pigmented resins through a high-tech manufacturing process. This process means that each watch will have its own unique visual identity.

“Working with Aston Martin has been a pleasure from the beginning,” said Girard-Perregaux CEO Patrick Pruniaux. “It wasn’t just a case of putting our name on a Formula 1 car. Instead, we collaborated on multiple projects, resulting in two very different watches. The collaboration resulted in some innovative and interesting ideas , culminating in the creation of exciting new products. This has also led to some wonderful friendships between the people of the two companies. For our previous collaborative models, the focus was on style and elegance. However, with this latest timepiece, We’re looking to work closely with the F1 side of the brand and focus more on the performance concept.”

Mike Krack, Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula 1 Team Principal, added: “As a team, we have the determination to succeed, and that ambition requires us to analyse every element of our performance package. This includes managing the way we use to build the cars materials, measuring their weight and strength, all to find that crucial extra thousandth of a second in lap times. fake Girard-Perregaux is a valued partner in our organization and we work together to share and combine our knowledge , to enhance each other’s brands. The new Laureato Absolute Chronograph AMF1 is the first example of this collaboration and an amazing example of what we can accomplish together.”

Corum Watch – Golden Bridge and Miss Golden Bridge

Coinciding with the festive season, Corum released two new versions of the Golden Bridge replica watch with a new “snow” setting. Snowflake settings are made entirely of diamonds and consist of randomly arranging diamonds of various sizes so that together they cover the entire metal. This is a fine jewelry practice for two reasons.

First, carefully select the placement of each diamond. Although each is different, they still have to be as close together as possible, interlocking so that the edges almost touch. As such, there is no consistency to this task, it breaks away from the brilliant and baguette cut mechanism that all diamonds are interchangeable with. In the snow, the setter’s own experience and guts come into play. Each diamond is individually picked and placed. The final composition resembles a fresco or expressionist painting, with many individually set diamonds that together create an overall image.

Next is the setup itself. Since each diamond has a unique size, so must each prong used for the setting. This is a task that requires extreme precision, which hinders setting standardization, as each paw works individually to set its diamonds individually. Corum fake

“Ultimately, every snow-covered golden bridge is unique,” explains Corum CEO Jérôme Biard. “They are true haute horlogerie and high jewellery at the same time, and we will never make two identical pieces. This skin reflects Corum’s philosophy of breaking the rules and breaking the rules, offering our collectors a completely unique movement, Our rectangular movement, and a highly unique setting that has almost never been used in the history of Corum.”

Two models are available for snow conditions: Golden Bridge (with a 34 x 51mm barrel case) and Miss Golden Bridge (21 x 43mm). Each case, including the crown, has been fully set, giving a unique luster to the oblong movement extending up and down, fully visible through the anti-reflective double sapphire crystal.

Each piece will be available in white and rose gold, meaning there are four models in total, with a total of 314 diamonds for the Golden Bridge and 245 for the Miss Golden Bridge, representing 2.68 carats and 1.28 carats, respectively.

Metaverse was the inspiration for Jacob & Co. Creation of Astronomia Metaverso . Watch Collection

Brand Jacob & Co. has decided to go back to the digital realm with the launch of the Astronomia Metaverso, a line of watches available in both physical and NFT form. With the initial idea, Jacob & Co. partnered with UNXD to distribute the new series. As we all know, UNXD is the main NFT exchange for luxury goods and works of art.

Astronomia Metaverso is based on the Jacob & Co brand’s Astronomia collection. The transparent dome-shaped sapphire caseback surrounds the Astronomia’s rotating inner pillars, inspiring the look of the Astronomia Metaverso models. But Astronomia Metaverso still revolves around a universe full of mysteries that people still ignore to explore, according to Jacob & Co’s founders. The difference here is that not only does Astronomia Metaverso have a clock in physical form, Jacob & Co. UNXD also hopes to work towards a future where digital and cryptocurrencies will be more common than they are today.

Specifically, on March 23, 2022, on UNXD’s website, the theme of 8 watches from the Astronomia Metaverso collection was published. The name and inspiration of the founder and president of Jacob & Co. Astronomia Metaverso is all the planets in the solar system. The 5 closest planets to the sun, including (Mercury, Jupiter, Earth, Mars and Venus) will be available in 2 forms: real version and NFT version, the 3 farthest versions (stars Saturn, Uranus, Neptune) will be available only in Different versions are available with digital decoration.

To date, Jacob & Co. has released images of the first 4 Astronomia Metaverso models, including Venus and Mars, Saturn and, most recently, Earth. Among them, the versions of Venus and Mars are planned to be launched, and the only real version is accompanied by a similar NFT version. Saturn versions also have unique physical versions, but up to 30 different NFT versions.

This is Jacob & Co.’s second. Step into the digital and cryptocurrency space. Before that, in April 2021, the same watch brand launched an NFT version of the Epic SF24.

Watch Jacob & Co.’s Gorgeous Fleurs De Jardin Rainbow at Rose Villa – Saigon’s Private Party

There’s no better place than Rose Villa – Saigon to showcase one of luxury watch and jewelry brand Jacob & Co’s most proud creations: the Fleurs De Jardin Rainbow watch.

On April 27, 2022, the Jacob & Co Fleurs De Jardin Rainbow watch was unveiled at a poetic, loving evening organized by Mekong-Garbo. Located in a private luxury courtyard garden, this stunning timepiece is a limited production by Jacob & Co. It is the focus of attention of guests, players, collectors, and mechanical engineering enthusiasts.

As a representative of the Jacob & Co brand. In Vietnam, Mr. Nguyen Minh Hiep said that Fleurs De Jardin Rainbow is a gift from the brand to Vietnam, a word of encouragement, a rainbow that often appears after storms, and hope for continuous development after suffering.

There are rainbows too, but not after the rain, the rainbows at Fleurs De Jardin Rainbow are made of fine-cut colored sapphires. Producers Jacob & Co. decorate the Fleurs De Jardin Rainbow watch with the most dazzling gems. So that every time it appears, the Fleurs De Jardin Rainbow super watch always attracts everyone’s attention.

Fleurs De Jardin Rainbow is Jacob & Co.’s most feminine watch. ever made. In addition to natural gemstones, the machine is built with an exclusive mechanical movement called JCAM31, which has 444 components inside. The movement features 3 sturdy brackets that rotate on a solid white mother-of-pearl base plate below. Each stand in turn houses a gold chronograph dial, a blooming rotating flower and a tourbillon cage shaped like a truly lively, vibrant butterfly. exact replica watches

What is the best watch to wear with a suit?

Put on your best suit? Think about the watch you wear on your wrist. There is nothing like having the perfect watches to complete the look more subtly.

While many of us are still working from home during the pandemic, some of us still have to go to the office, while others attend or host board meetings via Zoom. Eventually, we too will return to the new normal. That means putting on your best suit and putting your best feet — or wrists — forward. Fortunately, no matter what price category your budget can afford, there are plenty of great watches that will perfectly complement your suit.

Ulysse Nardin Executive Dual Time
For a watch that exudes masculinity and taste, this 18-karat rose gold Ulysse Nardin Executive Dual Time is the perfect watch. The rectangular geometry within the circular dial gives the watch an artistic flair, and it also provides the time and date in two zones. Powered by the UN-24 in-house self-winding movement, this 42mm watch features a sapphire caseback for viewing the exquisite movement. It’s an insider’s watch, which means that only someone who really knows the watch can tell at a glance that you’re wearing a leading brand.

Audemars Piguet Automatic Chronograph Audemars Piguet Code 11.59
Considered one of the best brands in the serious watch collection, Audemars Piguet is known for its Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore watches. However, its Code 11:59, designed by Audemars Piguet, quickly attracted attention due to its very large dial and non-existent bezel. This self-winding chronograph is powered by an automatic movement with a power reserve of 70 hours. Even though it has a chrono function (for timing events), it’s still king on the wrist under any suit. It is crafted in 18-karat white and rose gold and has a black alligator leather strap.

Patek Philippe Nautilus
A true holy grail brand, Patek Philippe is the epitome of what watch collectors desire. At first glance, this much-loved Nautilus watch (especially in 18-karat solid rose gold) looks sporty, but makes a statement even under a suit. This 40.5mm watch is powered by an in-house automatic movement with a 45-hour power reserve, date and chronograph functions. It’s a win-win watch, but be aware that there’s a waiting list for anything from Patek Philippe, especially the Nautilus.

Ferdinand Berthoud FB 2RS.2
Let’s face it, once you’re in the category where you can afford a timepiece for $100,000 or more, you can afford something over $200,000. Why not make it a truly unique watch like this Ferdinand Berthoud FB 2RS.2 watch. As a master of creating constant-force mechanisms through a fusée-and-chain transmission, Ferdinand Berthoud ensures that the entire power reserve of the watch remains precise at all times. This watch is also equipped with a tourbillon escapement to ensure greater precision. It is a COSC certified chronometer.

oriental contemporary
A fine Milanese mesh bracelet with stainless steel and gold-tone hands and markers makes this Orient Contemporary watch a great contender for those just starting their careers. It has a modern yet classic feel, and the white dial lets you quickly read the time (and date) on your wrist, so your boss doesn’t think you want to quit meetings. This 40mm watch even features an automatic movement with a 40-hour power reserve.

Hamilton American Classic Intra-Matic Automatic
This Hamilton American Classic Intra-Matic Automatic watch is exactly what its name suggests: with a touch of true American classics and modern urban chic. The striking gradient grey dial starts out in the center and then extends in a sunburst pattern, darkening at the edges of the dial. With the 6:00 date aperture, you’re sure to never miss a meeting. The 42mm stainless steel case is powered by a Swiss-made ETA self-winding movement with a power reserve of 42 hours.

Tutima Flieger Classic Automatic
An unlikely candidate as it is a Flieger pilot inspired watch, this Tutima Flieger Classic Automatic is a great choice. While 43mm might be a bit large, the striking blue dial and the watch’s knurled bezel are definitely a headache. It offers day and date indication to help you stay on track, and is powered by the Tutima 330 automatic movement with a 38-hour power reserve. A steel bracelet instead of a watch strap takes it up a notch in the “dressing” department. fake watches for sale

Frédérique Constant Classic Hybrid Manufacture
Working for a tech-oriented company, but not someone like a smartwatch? Consider this excellent hybrid watch from Frédérique Constant. The Classic Hybrid Manufacture timepiece features an automatically connected movement (Calibre FC-750), manufactured in-house in the brand’s Swiss Manufacture. The blue dial features a meticulous Parisian guilloché pattern that complements the rose gold-plated stainless steel case (pardon the pun). The watch offers many functions due to its connectivity. Plus, it won’t break the bank.

Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M
This is where you start thinking about a more serious watch, and there’s nothing quite like the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Co-Axial Master Chronometer. Crafted in stainless steel, it features a rose gold bezel and a textured one-piece black rubber strap for a sporty chic look. But the 41mm watch isn’t too big to fit under a shirt cuff, and it’s an eye stopper when looking out. It is powered by the Omega 8900 self-winding movement. It has observatory certification and is magnetically shielded.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Geographic
You can’t go wrong with a classic Jaeger-LeCoultre watch on your wrist, this Master Control Geographic watch will catch your eye, especially when you need every penny to know what time it is elsewhere . It provides a second time zone indicator and time in all 24 major time zones around the world. It also provides hours, minutes, date and central seconds. Crafted from stainless steel, this 40mm quality replica watches features a harmoniously balanced white sunray dial that provides all the information you need at a glance. It is powered by an automatic movement.

Jacobs & Co. Astronomia Casino

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Astronomia may just be Jacob & Co.’s richest collection. It allows for infinite interpretation and additional complexity. One of the most interesting is Astro Casino. It starts with the Astronomia core design, a perfectly balanced rotating platform with four arms. As this whole rotates on its axis in ten minutes, so do the hour and minute dials, and therefore remain upright. There are also 288 Jacobs-cut diamonds representing the moon. Magnesium and blue paint balls act as our earth. Finally, the double-axis tourbillon creates its own rotational pattern. Between this carousel and the bottom part of the movement, Astronomia Casino features a roulette wheel with all 37 pockets. Its ceramic ball gets stuck between the red and black numbers and the sapphire panel, preventing it from acting as a wrecking ball. When the putter at 8 o’clock is activated, the roulette wheel spins away from the ball. The gorgeous nature of this game’s animation fits perfectly with the diamond setting. The front and sides of the four lugs, the bezel, the ring around the roulette and its central section are adorned with a generous amount of baguette-cut pure diamonds, as is the rose gold clasp.

Astronomia Casino Double Axis Tourbillon Baguette

Case: 18k rose gold set with 136 baguette-cut diamonds, domed sapphire crystal and side panels
Size: 47mm
Movement: Manual winding, in-house JCAM36 movement, 60-hour power reserve
Functions: 10-minute rotating platform, dual-axis tourbillon, hours and minutes, rotating globe and rotating Jacob cut diamonds, roulette animation
Dial: rose gold roulette with white ceramic balls, central medallion set with 64 baguette-cut diamonds, ring set with 48 baguette-cut diamonds
Strap: Black alligator leather with rose gold buckle set with 18 baguette-cut diamonds
Waterproof: 30m

The first all-ceramic minute repeater in history! HUBLOT Big Bang Integral Cathedral Minute Repeater Tourbillon Ceramic Watch

The 2022 Horological Miracle Exhibition has just ended. Hublot launched the Big Bang Integral Cathedral Minute Repeater Tourbillon Ceramic Watch. With two black and white ceramic bracelets, it is equipped with the self-made HUB8001 movement that won the GPHG Best Timekeeping Award. The acclaimed cathedral gongs deliver an ultra-clear tone that transcends the limitations of ceramic materials for precise delivery. At the same time, combined with the tourbillon device, it shows Hublot’s excellent watchmaking technology in the field of advanced watchmaking with double complications.

The Big Bang Integral Cathedral Minute Repeater Tourbillon ceramic watch comes in black and white, with an 80-hour power reserve and a water-resistance depth of 30 meters. It is available in limited quantities worldwide.

Big Bang Integral Cathedral Minute Repeater Tourbillon Ceramic Watch Diameter 43mm, Ceramic Case / MHUB8001.H1.RH Cathedral Minute Repeater Tourbillon Manual Winding Movement / Time Indication, Minute Repeater, Tourbillon / 80-hour power reserve /Waterproof to 30 meters.

Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, said: “The Big Bang Integral Cathedral Minute Repeater Tourbillon Ceramic is the first all-ceramic minute repeater in the history of watchmaking and is equipped with a tourbillon mechanism. The minute repeater tourbillon device is launched for the first time in the bracelet watch, symbolizing a new milestone for Hublot in high-end watchmaking, and more creative works that break through the field of watchmaking will be launched in the future.”

Due to its own physical properties, ceramic materials are extremely difficult to process finely and have not been fully used in minute repeaters. Traditional watchmaking used to be able to use only a few sporadic components such as crowns or bezels, at most push rods. At the same time, ceramic coloring must be done with extremely high precision during the firing process in order to obtain a perfectly uniform and full color. In addition, it is necessary to ensure the waterproof performance of the movable sliding rod of the minute repeater, and to accurately transmit the clear and powerful sound quality through the ceramic case, which are also many challenges in the manufacturing process.

Through the sapphire mirror, the tourbillon escapement and minute repeater of the HUB8001 hand-wound mechanical movement are clearly visible. Time setting function and classic tourbillon mechanism (with 13.6mm diameter cage, one rotation per minute). In addition, the bridge design on the side of the movement dial ensures the structural stability of the tourbillon operation. Cleats, ratchet cams and springs, racks and hammers, gongs and snails, frames, gears, jeweled bearings, screws, etc., the precise assembly of 319 parts is the decorative element that constitutes a unique aesthetic. discount replica watches

AET REMOULD’s new watch, Lochagos, is a clever presentation of the Spartan spirit

German factory AET REMOULD released a new watch work, inspired by the Spartan spirit. The biggest difference for the brand is that this is their newly opened new product line. Previously, they mainly remodeled Richard Mille and Rolex Daytona. This new work is based on Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore. A high-end watch.

The new work, titled “Lochagos”, is the first work in AET REMOULD’s “Spartan Series”. About Sparta, we can get a glimpse of it in many modern art and entertainment works, such as the movie “Spartan 300 Warriors”, the game “Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey” and the “God of War” series, which are all developed around Spartan warriors story.

Today, people’s interpretation of the Spartan spirit is more about conveying bravery, boldness and masculinity, and the large case size of the Lochagos watch fits this concept very well. The case, bezel, dial and bottom cover of the watch are all made of sapphire crystal, and the visual perception is very pure, which is also the consistent watch style of AET REMOULD.

In terms of design, the dial uses bright color graffiti – red and yellow. The chronograph scale ring on the edge of the dial, the edge and pointer of the small dial, and the central second hand are all covered with red, and irregular graffiti of red and yellow have been added to many places on the dial, making the overall look more flexible and delicate.

According to the official statement of AET REMOULD, the pattern on the edge of the small dial at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock on the dial refers to the shield design of the Spartan warriors. In many descriptions of Spartan warriors, their shields are usually round wooden shapes about one meter in diameter, and the warriors will paint a layer of bronze on the outside and make some special marks. The geometric pattern used on the small dial of the Lochagos cheap watches for sale is one of the special marks of the Spartan warrior’s shield, and the black and yellow color scheme it matches also presents a majestic feeling.

It is worth mentioning that the AET REMOULD LOGO logo is added to the tail of the second hand in the center of the dial, and there is also the “AET REMOULD” brand logo next to the date window. Not only that, the AET REMOULD LOGO design is also added to the crown position, which is very personalized for the brand, and the combination of metal + crystal used in the crown further enhances the texture.

The watch is equipped with a fluororubber strap and is limited. As a brand new product line of AET REMOULD, the new Lochagos watch brings a very wild and flamboyant design style. Against the background of the pure sapphire crystal case, it can better highlight the tough and unrestrained character of the Spartan warrior. It is one of the best items of the year for large-sized watch lovers.

THIS RICHARD MILLE WATCH IS INSPIRED BY THE CARIBBEAN RACE

The Les Voiles de Saint Barth Richard Mille Regatta, which will take place from April 17th to 23rd, will be the perfect venue to showcase its new watches.

With the Caribbean as the backdrop, after a two-year hiatus, the 11th edition of the Les Voiles de Saint Barth Richard Mille Regatta has cut its opening ribbon and kicked off an exciting six days with 700 sailors from 71 teams, They are willing to reach the podium.

The competition will be sponsored by Freediving World Champion Arnaud Jerald and International Maxi Association President Benoit de Froidmont.

“Our discipline is synonymous with performance, humility, solidarity and self-improvement, and I’m honoured to sponsor this year’s Les Voiles de Saint Barth Richard Mille competition (…) I’m looking forward to learning interesting things and connecting with the real players of the sport. Enthusiasts’ Arnaud Jerald said. replica watches for men

This edition will also be the third stage of the Caribbean Maxi Challenge, a new Caribbean competition open to Maxis over 60 feet. Maxis, Super Maxis, Multihulls, Spinnakers and Melges 24 will also be sailing during the event, and the overall winner in the Maxi category will take home a Titanium RM 028 dive watch.

New work by Richard Mille
As if that wasn’t enough, the competition will be the perfect opportunity for Richard Mille to present his new RM 032 Voiles de Saint Barth watch, a high-tech creation capable of withstanding 30 atmospheres – 300 meters – of pressure.

Available in a two-tone combination of white and Caribbean blue TPT quartz, this limited edition watch is perfect for event venues. In pursuit of exceptional durability, the RM 032 Voiles de Saint Barth is equipped with a grade 5 titanium case.

In contrast, the carbon fiber TPT lugs, inserts and caseback combined with a grade 5 titanium pusher that starts the chronograph and locks the rotating bezel bear the Les Voiles de Saint Barth Richard Mille stamp on the back.

Tudor Pelagos FXD watch co-developed with Marine Nationale

After a decades-long hiatus, Tudor copy is back with a new diver’s watch designed and labelled for the French Marine Corps. The Tudor Pelagos FXD is a titanium diver’s watch that complies with a unique set of specifications developed in conjunction with the famous Hubert Commando, a French naval combat swimmer.

What’s new compared to regular Pelagos, one of the brand’s underrated but technically most powerful offerings? First, the Tudor Pelagos FXD debuted a fixed (FiXeD) lug structure made from the same single piece of titanium for added strength; second, it relies on a 120-key bidirectional with a 60-to-0 retrograde scale The bezel, admittedly, does not meet the ISO 6425:2018 standard for diving watches, but meets the specific needs of known methods as “underwater sailing”, one of the specialties of combat swimmers. The bezel is wider than normal for “optimal grip even with neoprene gloves and hands numb from prolonged diving in cold water”, and has illuminated graduations throughout. best quality replica watches

The titanium case of the Tudor Pelagos FXD is 42mm wide and 12.75mm thick, with a lug-to-lug thickness of 52mm. The entire titanium case and steel case back are satin-brushed, while the ceramic bezel inserts are sandblasted, presumably to minimize reflectivity, which could draw unwanted attention. First introduced in 1969, the snowflake hands were also used in combination with square and triangular hour markers for improved legibility and error-proof readings. Water resistance is 200 meters, which is more than enough for the professional divers of Hubert Commando, who work just below the surface. In fact, the Hubert Commandos were the official paratrooper commandos of the French Navy and became the Combat Swimming Team on March 30, 1953. The dark blue dial is protected by a sapphire crystal.

Tudor admits that’s cool, “Historically, the French Navy delivered Tudor watches without bracelets and then fitted them with their own straps, handcrafted or otherwise. Over the years, two straps seem to have been used in particular. Type: Black straps made from a single piece of woven nylon, and less commonly handmade straps made of parachute elastic, identifiable by their green and yellow or red centerline. Fabric straps from Pelagos FXD It is a tribute to the latter, a hyperfunctional relic inseparable from the French military divers.”

Tudor is understandably proud of its woven strap, produced on a 19th-century French jacquard loom by Julien Faure in the Saint-Etienne region. Some 11 years after their debut, the straps feature a new high-tech construction developed by Tudor and Julien Faure to suit the rustic nature of the work of French naval divers. Consisting of a 22mm dark blue polyethylene braided strap with a silver centerline, a titanium “D” buckle and a self-buckling fastening system, Tudor claims the new straps and buckles “adapt to different wrist sizes and are very comfortable to wear. comfortable” to wear. “

I’m personally still curious about how these straps actually fit, especially about how that big “D” buckle feels against the wrist. Some of the fabric straps I’ve experienced offer truly outstanding wearing comfort – the Richard Mille RM50-03 McLaren and the new unibody Apple Watch woven strap (my review pending) are great to wear even for extended periods of time Best example. The Tudor Pelagos FXD comes with an additional one-piece rubber strap with an embossed pattern and buckle in the box – a first for Tudor.

The Tudor Pelagos FXD is powered by the Tudor MT5602 movement, which features COSC-certified precision, an impressive 70-hour power reserve, a non-magnetic silicon hairspring and a variable inertia balance with fine-tuning screws. Tudor goes on to point out that it adjusts its fully assembled watch to a -2/+4 second change, which is noticeably tighter than COSC’s -4/+6 second.

We look forward to discovering how the Tudor Pelagos FXD and its retaining strap bar design fit. Nonetheless, and the notable limitations introduced by the solid lug construction and strap stems in terms of alternative strap options, it’s pretty cool to see Tudor and Marine Nationale continue their historic partnership – and doing so is more than just a label Exercise.