Dear Santa: Christmas Wish List for 2022

In the blink of an eye, we are almost at the end of 2022. But before we wrap up another fantastic year, there’s still time to send our timepiece wish lists to Santa. Maybe this year our wishes will be heard?

Christmas wish list for 2022

MB&F LM101 Cream
The first watch on the list is the stunning MB&F LM101 Frost. Owning an MB&F timepiece has always been the author’s dream, and the Legacy Machine series has also been sought after by him in recent years. There’s something about the collection, especially with less complicated but equally compelling timepieces. The LM101 is without a doubt the best work encapsulating this.

Although the LM101 is a pure chronograph with a power reserve indicator, it offers more than just complications. Here we have a very well designed watch with an attractive balance wheel and highly exaggerated domed sapphire crystal on the dial side. The finishing and attention to detail is also outstanding, not least the superb movement produced in collaboration with the legendary Kari Voutilainen.

The Frost, with its warm red gold case and gorgeous brushed gold dial, is my favorite version of the LM101. Extremely elegant, it adds a different style to the watch. Then again, honestly, any other version of the LM101 would have been good enough.

Urwerk UR-102
Apart from MB&F, Urwerk is another brand that largely influenced and shaped the independent watchmaking scene of the late 90s and early 20s. The UR-102 (above courtesy of Urwerk) was one of the early watches that started it all.

There’s something quirky and conversational about the UR-102. The watch has hardly any indices or details; it’s just a half-circle with some markers and an aperture showing the hours. The hour display hole also acts as a minute hand. Referring to the picture above, the time is about 8:42.

Minimalism is certainly fun. It’s definitely polarizing – some people understand the concept and some don’t. There’s no right or wrong answer here, at the end of the day it’s really about how these watches feel. The UR-102 certainly struck a chord with the author.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Chronograph
Last on the list is the superb A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Chronograph. Interestingly, this piece also entered the author’s wish list in 2020.

Many will question why the 1815 Chronograph was chosen over the slightly more advanced Datograph. Again, there are no right or wrong answers. I personally prefer the clean look of the 1815 Chronograph, as this watch does not have a large date window (and now also has a power reserve indicator).

In addition to the dial, the movement is another highlight of the watch. Much has been said about the finishing of A. Lange & Söhne watches, and the Caliber L951.5 certainly does not disappoint. The movement is luxuriously finished with all the different high-end finishing techniques expected from a haute horlogerie brand. Its origins can be traced back to the legendary Caliber L951.1, which also makes it quite special.

The 1815 Chronograph, especially in the configuration pictured above, is simply to die for. If the author could only buy one more watch for the rest of his life, this Lange might be that watch.

The author’s choice today may be considered “esoteric” by many. These three replica men watches are different, covering different aspects of the watch field. But they certainly have very powerful advantages.

With that, we hope readers will enjoy the other writers’ (and, of course, the editor’s) picks. We thank you all for your support over the years and wish you all a Merry Christmas.

Bovet Pininfarina OttantaSei Ten Days Tourbillon Receives Platinum

Bovet reaches out to collectors with the OttantaSei watch, limited to 10 pieces in a platinum case.

The ongoing partnership between Swiss watchmaker Bovet and Italian automotive design studio Pininfarina has resulted in one of the most fascinating timepieces on the market. Featuring all the mechanical sophistication and refined finishes we associate with Bovet timepieces, the OttantaSei has a sleek aerodynamic case and a symmetrical layout that rivals the hands of Pininfarina.

Just days before Bovet took home the watchmaking industry’s highest honor at the 2018 GPHG, the brand was awarded the coveted “Golden Eagle Needle” with its stunning Récital 22 Grand Récital chronometer, and the brand announced the launch of its OttantaSei Tuo. Platinum version of the flywheel model. Launched in 2010 to celebrate Pininfarina’s 80th anniversary, the Ottanta Tourbillon has grown into an independent collection. To meet the needs of collectors, Bovet has produced a limited edition of 10 OttantaSei platinum watches, and the brand promises to produce an undiminished total of 86 movements. Over the years, the designers of Pininfarina and the watchmakers of Bovet have worked closely together and agreed from the outset that the time display, the double-sided flying tourbillon (regulatory mechanism) and the power reserve indicator (energy) should all be given equal Pay attention to.

have light
“Light” was the most important word during OttantaSei’s conception, with the dial, caseback and even the sides wrapped in sapphire crystal to perfectly showcase the micromechanical display (“Limited Edition” and “Pininfarina” is laser engraved into the glass on the side of the case). OttantaSei’s unique Pininfarina case (crown at 12 o’clock) is now available in this exclusive 10-piece sparkling platinum version with a diameter of 44mm. best replica watch site 2022

Like its gold and titanium siblings, the case thickness is kept to a very reasonable 12mm, and the articulated lugs at the top are curved to fit the contours of the wrist. Although the previous titanium model only weighed 15.54 grams, you can expect the platinum model to be slightly heavier than the gold model at 51.66 grams. Featuring a slotted winding surface, the crown and four screws in the upper lugs are picked in black to complement the black rubber strap.

Dial symmetry
With its high level of skeletonization and skeletonized solutions, the dial is striking in its harmonious, symmetrical layout. Three distinct blue circles – the two counters and the perimeter of the flying tourbillon – create a balanced composition that is both pleasing to the eye and extremely legible. The satin blue counter on the left is your fuel gauge, or power reserve indicator, to see the single barrel that provides the watch with a powerful 10-day power reserve. The counter on the right indicates the hours and minutes with Arabic numerals and large, easy-to-read hands, and a view of the gear train that drives the hands below. In between is the flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock. watch replica swiss

The patented double-sided tourbillon architecture with no less than 104 components, with nearly invisible attachments, creates the illusion of the tourbillon spinning freely in space. The escapement and hairspring are located on either side of the central fixed point, enhancing the watch’s chronograph function and the beauty of the movement. The sides of the plate are hand-chamfered, with a sandblasted finish and premium Bovet-related trim.

Manual winding movement
Flip the watch over to reveal another charming face, with black-coated skeletonized bridges, exotic finishes such as “Clous de Paris” (nails) on the plate, and thick Côtes de Genève stripes. The five-spoke wheel pattern that can be seen on the top of the barrel is repeated on the bridges, barrel bridges, ratchets and even the tourbillon bridges. The hand-wound movement (17BM03) is equipped with only one barrel, but the hours, minutes, power reserve indicator and tourbillon have a powerful power reserve of 10 days (240 hours). The spherical differential cuts the winding time in half without increasing the torque of the winding mechanism. The balance frequency of 18,000vph is maintained by a spring made in-house by Bovet.

Case: 44mm diameter x 12mm height – Platinum – Crown at 12 o’clock – Sapphire crystal front, back and sides – 30m water resistance
Dial: Openworked satin blue ring on hour and minute counters, power reserve indicator and double flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock
Movement: Calibre 17BM03 Internal manual winding – 18,000 vph – 10-day power reserve – hours, minutes, flying tourbillon, power reserve indicator

Ulysse Nardin El Toro

A powerful timepiece for everyday use.

Ulysse Nardin copy introduced its first perpetual calendar in 1996, allowing all calendar functions to be adjusted back and forth on one crown. Combining technological innovation and user comfort, this extraordinary invention set a milestone in the history of watchmaking.

The breakthrough technology of the past decade has led to a more refined incarnation by introducing El Toro, the latest direct descendant of the original perpetual calendar.

El Toro Perpetual Calendar features this iconic manufacture movement with an exclusive time zone quick setting system. In addition, the hour hand can be instantly adjusted to the new local time by means of the pusher (+/-). The adjustment of the oversized date (day, month and year) is synchronized with the movement of the hour hand.

El Toro offers a masculine 18 ct rose gold case and silver plated/blue dial. The bezel and buttons made of ceramic also accentuate the complementary colors of rose gold and blue. Engraved hands provide easy access to all calendar functions. The sapphire caseback constitutes the COSC-certified self-winding manufacture movement. Available on a leather or rubber strap with a folding ceramic deployment clasp.

Technical data

refer to. 326-00-3

UN-32 movement, 34 jewels

Power reserve about 45 hours
On-chain Automatically on-chain, with COSC certificate.

The perpetual calendar is adjustable on a single crown. The second time zone on the main dial features a patented quick-set mechanism. Permanent home time indicated by 3 hands. Big date in double window.

8 ct rose gold case with blue ceramic bezel

Size 43mm
Water Resistant 100M Dial Silver Plated/Blue

Crystal Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Caseback Sapphire Crystal Watch
Crown screw-in

Rubber strap with titanium/ceramic deployment clasp or leather strap with folding clasp.

JACOB & CO. Astronomical Sky, Sidereal Time

Jacob & Co. draws inspiration from historic astronomical clocks, which are technical marvels. Known for its captivating complications, the brand is back once again with the Astronomia Sky. It combines unprecedented complications: a 3D star display combined with an oval sky indicator and a 24-hour day/night display.

Jacob Arabo, founder of Jacob & Co, said: “Like a sailor at sea, led by the sky, I found my star: the sky of astronomy.” In 2014, he launched the wristwatch The watch took the watch industry by surprise. Astro-gravitational three-axis tourbillon.

The celestial dial covers the inner surface of the astronomical case and completes one full revolution in a sidereal year, which is the actual time it takes Earth to orbit the sun relative to a fixed star. The blue grade 5 titanium dial features 18K gold stars and hand-engraved zodiac signs.

Above the celestial sphere is the elliptical sky indicator, which shows the portion of the star visible from the northern hemisphere. The indicator completes a full rotation within a sidereal day. A sidereal day is the time it takes for the Earth to rotate once around its axis: 23.5640916 hours.

At the center of the satellite axis, a hand-engraved lacquered titanium sphere rotates within a half-dome of tinted sapphire, symbolizing day and night. The blue barrel rotates around the dial every 20 minutes. As a result, when one looks at the clock, it will never be exactly the same. Fake watches

On the first satellite is the three-axis gravitational tourbillon, which rotates around one axis in 60 seconds, the second axis every 5 minutes, and the dial every 20 minutes. On the second satellite is the time subdial (hours and minutes). Thanks to a clever differential gear system, the time display is always in the correct position as it rotates around the dial. Mark “12” always faces up.

The third satellite is the orbital seconds hand, a skeletonized titanium wheel that rotates once in 60 seconds with the seconds hand and revolves around the dial every 20 minutes. On the fourth and final moon is the patented “Jacob Cut” spherical gemstone, a Jacob cut with 288 facets. The gem rotates around its axis every 60 seconds and around the dial every 20 minutes.

The Astronomia Sky has two bows and two wheels on the back, allowing users to easily set the time. One bow is used to set the time and day/night indicator (both based on 24-hour solar time), while the other bow is used to wind the mechanical movement gears. One of the wheels is used to set the star hour and the other is used to set the oval sky indicator. Jacob & Co. replica

Manual movement, calibre JCAM11, 395 components, 42 jewels, 60-hour march
Oval Sky Indication, Day/Night, Month, Triaxial Gravity Tourbillon, Second Orbit Indication, Hours and Minutes, Patented Differential System Case
47 mm alligator


Meet MB&F’s first chronograph. Despite having been on the scene for over 15 years, creating 20 different movements to date, the brand has only now introduced a chronograph. Of course, it has to be different. Behind this watch is Stephen McDonnell, head of LM Perpetual, who redefined the mechanism for the perpetual calendar. Using the same approach as a chronograph, McDonnell’s first task was to imagine what such a timekeeping device could do. The result is this Legacy Sequential EVO: one movement, two chronographs and multiple timing modes, including split-seconds and lap timer. With no less than five pushers, it can be used in a variety of ways. Independent mode to measure the duration of multiple events with different start and end points. Simultaneous mode, which measures the separate durations of two events that begin at the same time but have different endpoints. Cumulative mode, which measures a single cumulative duration of two discrete events (eg, a chess game). Sequential mode, measuring individual sub-durations of a single consecutive multi-phase event.

Behind this complexity is the magic provided by the fifth putter at 9 o’clock and the Twinverter mechanism. Powering this watch is an in-house co-developed movement, again stunningly designed and decorated. To make this watch even more versatile, it features the brand’s EVO zirconium case with 80-meter water resistance, an integrated rubber strap, and a shock-resistant mechanism.

44mm zirconium case – sapphire crystal – 80m water resistance – in-house movement designed by Stephen MacDonald for replica MB&F, manual winding, 3Hz frequency, 72 hours power reserve, integrated dual chronograph with two column wheels and Twinverter Switch Mode for Multiple Timekeeping – Integrated Rubber Strap.

Patek Philippe 5470P 1/10 Second Monopusher Chronograph
Chronographs are a Patek Philippe heritage, especially when combined with a perpetual calendar or split-seconds function (or both). The brand has been active in this field for decades, but it wasn’t until the late 2000s that it launched its in-house integrated chronograph movement. Since then, the brand has displayed impressive technical mastery in a rather discreet fashion. For example, the new 5470P 1/10th of a second monopusher chronograph. At first, it seems simple. But it holds no fewer than 31 patents, seven of which are unique to this watch… Although the architecture of this movement is traditional – manual winding, column wheel control, horizontal wheel clutch – it is It has been extensively reworked to increase the frequency by 5Hz and uses two independent timing mechanisms: one for the seconds and instantaneous 30-minute counters, and another dedicated to measuring and displaying the tenth of a second stopped. A silver hand that makes one revolution per minute shows the stopped second hand. The other hand, painted in red, makes one revolution every 12 seconds, five times faster than a normal chronograph hand, sweeping across 12 sectors subdivided into tenths.

Then there’s the look of this fake men watch, which is decidedly modern compared to what we’ve seen at Patek Philippe in the past. The platinum case is based on the split-seconds 5370P, and the matte blue dial combines Breguet numerals, luminous hands and red accents.

41mm Platinum Case – Sapphire Crystal – 30M Water Resistance – Manufacture Caliber CH 29-535 PS 1/10, Manual Winding, 5 Hz Frequency, 48 Hours Power Reserve, Single Push Button Integrated Chronograph with Column Wheel Control , horizontal double – clutch and module for tenths of a second measurement – calfskin strap with embossed fabric pattern.

The Complete Guide to the Code 11.59 Audemars Piguet Series

Launched in 2019, the Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 collection made waves in the watch industry. The collection is AP’s latest collection since the launch of Offshore and Offshore Diver, which is a fresh take on the brand compared to the popularity of its flagship Royal Oak octagonal design. The model takes its name from the minute before midnight and the anticipation of a new day and future.

The evolution of the Code 11.59 round case
In 2019, Audemars Piguet launched a new series Code 11.59. The collection is AP’s response to creating a watch with an entirely in-house manufactured and integrated movement, while expanding on the iconic Royal Oak collection. The watch received mixed reviews when it first launched, but just a few years later, it has grown in popularity among collectors.

Audemars Piguet is known for producing octagonal bezel Royal Oaks, cushion boxes and one-piece bezels, the brand also has the Millenary collection with oval designs and Jules Audemars with slim profiles and round cases. The Code 11.59 combines the Royal Oak with classic circular watchmaking. The case is technically round, but has an internal octagon in the middle of the case shape. The lugs are also skeletonized, adding another layer of complexity to the design.

The Code 11.59 series has been in development for over 5 years before the model series was launched. CEO François-Henry Bennahmias wanted to launch a collection that looked at the future of the brand and what the next pillar of the brand might be.

The design feature of the Code 11.59 cheap watch is not only in the unique case design. The crystal is a hyperboloid sapphire, which enhances the dial details and makes it easier to read. A very thin bezel surrounds the crystal for maximum dial legibility.

Looking at the dial itself, there is a raised AP logo made of a thin layer of gold. Many models also feature lacquered dials, adding depth and complexity to the dial.

The Code 11.59 models all feature the same 41mm case, but vary in white or rose gold material and matte or sunburst lacquered dials, unless you’re looking at the diamond variant.

Code 11.59 Model
When the collection was first launched in 2019, there were 13 references covering six different models. Today’s current collection features eight different models and 37 different references. Even with a brief production run since launch, there are some models that have been retired, although usually these are just designs that have evolved into different materials rather than discontinuing the model type as a whole.

  1. Self-winding model
    A classic time and date-only model,cheap Audemars Piguet offers the self-winding Code 11.59, which features three hands and a date window hidden between the 4 and 5 index markers. This is probably the most extensive watch collection with 13 current production variants. Ranging from rose gold with a white lacquered dial to white gold with a sunburst blue lacquered dial. You can’t miss this stunning collection, available in white or rose gold with chronograph pavé diamond dial versions.
  2. Self-winding chronograph
    The next model series with the most options is the self-winding chronograph. In current production, as of April 2022, there are 11 different models in white or rose gold. These models come in more classic dial colours like blue, grey and black, though with a stunning purple lacquer finish paired with a rose gold case, it’s sure to stand out. These chronographs feature a triple-record sub-dial configuration with a constant seconds hand at 6 o’clock.
  3. Perpetual Calendar
    The Code 11.59 Perpetual Calendar is currently available in white or rose gold with a blue dial and matching blue rubber strap. Aside from the sporty blue rubber-coated strap, what makes these watches unique is the use of aventurine on the dial. The stone has a star-like appearance that makes the moon phases seem to float in the night sky.
  4. Self-winding flying tourbillon
    Taking complexity to another level, Audemars Piguet released Code 11.59 as a flying tourbillon. Just like the other models, this can be found in white or rose gold. The white gold model features a blue lacquered dial or blue aventurine enamel with a smoky effect. The rose gold model is also available, but with a black dial. At 6 o’clock is the open tourbillon.
  5. Skeleton Tourbillon
    Removing the fully lacquered dial with the tourbillon brings the skeleton tourbillon, which has an open dial with a lacquered inner bezel. The white gold model features a grey skeleton dial and grey rubber-coated strap. The rose gold model features a contrasting black construction with a black alligator leather strap. The skeletonized movements on these models are all hand-finished, with depth between the front and back of the watch, and a full exhibition caseback. Audemars Piguet also released an “Only Watch” version of the model, which features white lacquer and rose gold trim.
  6. Self-winding flying tourbillon flyback chronograph
    The self-winding flying tourbillon chronograph combines some complications and comes with a white gold case. The blue dial version features white gold trim and a matching blue alligator leather strap, while the black dial features rose gold trim and a black strap. This is a skeletonized dial that is not fully see-through due to the mechanics required for the chronograph movement and recorder. The chronograph also features a flyback feature, allowing easy timekeeping without first stopping the chronograph.
  7. Grand Sonnerie Carillon Supersonnerie
    A unique piece of Audemars Piguet is the Grand Sonnerie Carillon Supersonnerie. While a tourbillon or skeletonized dial can be a work of art, these are true masterpieces and produced in limited quantities. This model features a blue-green enamel dial with a matching strap and white gold case. What makes this watch stand out is its unique dial, custom-made by world-renowned enamel artist and designer Anita Porchet. The teal dial features a concentric pattern that radiates out from the center of the dial and features golden circular decorations of varying sizes and thicknesses. Every dial is unique, so no two are alike.

In addition to the unique look of this Code 11.59 replica men watches, it is also a Grand Sonnerie Supersonnerie, Petite Sonnerie minute repeater with 498 different parts in its movement. The crown at 3 o’clock controls the hours and minutes. The auxiliary crown at 2 o’clock controls the ring selector, while the bell pusher is at 10 o’clock.

Audemars Piguet also released the Grand Sonnerie Supersonnerie with a concentric guilloche dial, designed by engine-turning artist Yann Von Kaenel and enamelist Anita Porchet.

  1. Three Questions Super Self-Sound
    The Minute Repeater Supersonnerie is perhaps one of the simpler-looking watches in the Code 11.59 collection. Audemars Piguet uses their patented Minute Repeater Supersonnerie technology, which was introduced in 2016. This technology increases the acoustic performance of the timekeeping. The white gold case is brushed and polished, while the enamel dial is smoked blue. Along the rehaut and inner bezel, it has a graduated scale from navy blue to black. Although enamel, it looks matte and gives an undercover look. Rounding out the watch is a matching blue alligator leather strap.

Patented in 2015, the Supersonnerie technology uses a special shell structure that amplifies sound and limits sound absorption for optimal sound. The gongs are attached to a device that mimics a soundboard to transmit vibrations, unlike traditional minute repeaters, which are attached to the movement plate.

Richard Mille RM 88 Tourbillon Smiley.

With its three-dimensional aesthetics and brilliant colors, the new Richard Mille RM 88 Automatic Tourbillon Smiley presents the vivid quality of waking dreams. A colorful, poetic and lively piece, limited to 50 pieces. A captivating masterpiece whose positive vibrations distill a universal language, the smile. The yellow circle, the two oval eyes and the big upturned mouth drawn by Franklin Loufrani more than 50 years ago have become established symbols in the collective consciousness. It embodies positivity, joy and sharing, and has played a major role at the heart of pop culture for generations of creatives.

This leadership role was enough for Richard Mille’s team to begin creating an emotion-driven watch that emphasized all of these values, the Richard Mille RM 88 Automatic Tourbillon Smiley. The RM 88 Automatic Tourbillon Smiley is a highly technical and creative timepiece that took three years to develop. Each of its decorative elements is a joyous emanation of the smiley world: a blooming flower, warm sunshine, delicious pineapples, blooming cacti, pink flamingos and brightly colored rainbows. Sip festive cocktails drop by drop, as the wine glasses in the neon pop scene suggest. best watches

The RM 88 Tourbillon Smiley has seen a series of technical and aesthetic challenges successfully overcome. The watch features an ATZ white ceramic and red gold case and measures 48.15 x 39.74 x 13.30 mm. The Richard Mille RM 88 has two baseplates: a technical baseplate that supports the CRMT7 in-house movement, a skeletonized automatic tourbillon movement with hours, minutes and functions, and an auxiliary baseplate that holds the decoration on the left. dial. Subsequently mounted to the movement, a second base plate presents the object on an inclined plane for added volume.

The size and weight of the golden miniature sculptures created by engraver Olivier Kuhn required special care, as each assembled part weighing less than 1 gram had to be able to withstand a variety of shocks. It was then necessary to determine how to arrange the objects in three-dimensional space around the central theme “smiley”, not only to maximize their effect, but also to facilitate the watchmaker to insert them.

No effort has been spared in finishing, down to the tiniest detail of every element in this display. The never-ending pursuit of perfection, green PVD coated leaves, pineapple micro-blasted and polished surface, gold cactus micro-blasted, polished to remove PVD coating and sun one by one, micro-blasted gold treatment with polished light . In keeping with watchmaking tradition, all finishing operations on the RM 88 Smiley are done by hand.

The bezel and case back are made of ATZ white ceramic. This is made from a tube of aluminium oxide powder injected under a pressure of nearly 2,000 bar. This high-pressure injection increases stiffness by 20 to 30 percent and minimizes material porosity. ATZ is known for its high scratch resistance (1,400 Vickers hardness) and unchanging color. Second only to diamond, it is one of the hardest materials in the world. A long and complex machining with diamond tools was required to create this perfect example of the intricately curved bezel and satin finish. The strap is made of 18K 5N red gold, and the triple case is water-resistant to 50 meters, secured by 2 nitrile rubber O-rings. The case is assembled with 12 grade 5 titanium spline screws and 316L stainless steel wear washers.

Flip the watch over and you can see the in-house movement CRMT7 that powers the Richard Mille RM 88 Tourbillon Smiley. The movement is made of micro-blasted grade 5 titanium with a PVD ​​​treatment that provides great rigidity to the baseplate and bridges, as well as the precise surface flatness that is essential for the perfect functioning of the gear train. Grade 5 titanium is a biocompatible, highly corrosion-resistant and very hard alloy that enables gear trains to function effortlessly. The alloy is 90% grade 5 titanium, 6% aluminum and 4% vanadium. This combination further enhances the mechanical properties of the material, which explains its frequent use in the aerospace, aviation and automotive industries.

Like a car’s gearbox, a function indicator lets people see where the winding and manual settings are when the crown is pulled out. The active position is indicated by a hand at 3 o’clock. The design and execution of the watch demonstrates a holistic approach to the concept of movement, case and dial. Therefore, everything is built to extremely strict specifications. For example, instead of using case rings, the movement is mounted on chassis-mounted rubber held in place by titanium screws.

Brand Richard Mille
Model RM 88 Automatic Tourbillon Smiley
Reference RM 88
Case material ATZ white ceramic and red gold
Aspect 48,15mm x 39,74mm x 13,30mm
Water resistance 5 bar (~50 m)
Dial 3D dial with colorful elements
Strap/Bracelet Yellow Velcro Strap
Mobile movement CRMT7
Movement type automatic
Power reserve about 50 hours (± 10%)
Frequency 28,800 times/hour (4 Hz)
Function Hours, minutes, function indicator

Rolex Milgauss

Introduced decades ago, the cheap Rolex Milgauss has a long history within the brand as a watch designed to solve common problems with mechanical watches (also quartz, but with a different type of affectation), magnetism and how it affects movements . A watch, its operation and its precision. The watch was intended for members of the public exposed to magnetic fields, such as researchers, doctors or power plant workers, it was expensive at the time, but it was a complete success, tested by CERN scientists who put the Rolex Milgauss through rigorous testing, Magnetic fields of up to 1,000 Gauss are easily overcome, keeping its timing properties intact.

Rolex reintroduced in 2007 as reference 116400, and is best known for the lightning bolt that forms part of the seconds hand, currently powered by the same calibre 3131. This is a classic but very sturdy model. There were three original models, one with a dark grey dial and green sapphire crystal, and a similar one with a black dial and white, the latter two have been discontinued. One of Rolex’s new additions for 2014 is the latest version, also in green sapphire, featuring an electric blue dial.

At present, many mid-range movements, and of course high-end movements, have silicon hairsprings, and most Swiss brands have been implementing them for 1 or 2 years, trying to provide anti-magnetic properties to the movement. Of course, the Rolex Milgauss is on another level in this regard, being able to withstand very large magnetic fields, thanks not only to its case, but also to the hairspring, in this case made of the Rolex-patented Parachrom, a A very fine element, resistant to magnetic fields and even 10 times more shock resistant.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss 116400gv
The modern Rolex Milgauss is a watch with a diameter of 40 mm, a weight of 157 grams and a water resistance of 100 meters. It’s powerful but comfortable on the wrist, and appears larger due to the design of its bezel. Magnetic fields are not abstract things to ignore, they do wreak havoc on watches. The changes in the watch industry in this regard demonstrate the success that Rolex was and is having in launching this striking model.

The Rolex Milgauss retains the legendary lightning bolt second hand, now in orange, and made of Oystersteel, a high-strength alloy derived from the 904L steel traditionally used by the brand. An oyster bracelet is certainly up to the task, with a sturdy, beautiful and functional construction. Manufactured from a range of ferromagnetic alloys selected by Rolex, the inner case shield protects the calibre 3131 from the magnetic forces that give life to the Milgauss, an automatic movement manufactured by Rolex, which is COSC certified and Provides 48 hours of power reserve.

The dial is a unique element of the Rolex Milgauss 116400, not only because of the hint of orange and the seconds hand, but also because it is well-balanced, clean and very legible. It has a good size index and is filled with luminescent material that glows blue in the dark.

Rolex Milgauss Sapphire Green
The current version, referencing the m116400gv-0002 in electric blue and the m116400gv-0001 in black, is fitted with a striking green sapphire crystal, the only tinted sapphire used by Rolex, very unique and identifiable by the shade of green that appears on the rim of the case . Glass cutting. It is a very scratch resistant glass and stays the same over time.

Rolex Milgauss Black
The black dial Rolex Milgauss is no slouch in terms of readability, as the colour scheme on the dial is striking. The orange hour-markers at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock also offer a different touch in this color, subtly combined with the dark tones of the seconds hand, the inscription and the background. All of this, combined with green sapphires and polished Rolex steel, makes for such a beautiful round design for this technical watch.

Rolex Milgauss White
The now-out-of-print white version of the Milgauss was not very popular from the start. The white dial, unlike all the indices of the orange SuperLuminova, reminds us of the historical reference 1019, which we will see below. This version, no longer available, is greatly increased in value, with over 20,000 unused.

Rolex Migos. history
The first Rolex Milgauss was created in 1954 at the request of researchers at CERN in Switzerland. With a classic design, the diameter is larger than other watches with similar aesthetics, such as the Oyster Perpetual. The first reference is 6543, very similar to the Submariner, with a diameter of 38mm. It houses the 1080 movement derived from the 1030. Highlighting references 1019 and 6541, Milgauss was withdrawn from the Rolex catalogue in 1988 until the aforementioned 2007 launch. The Rolex Milgauss 1019 is the longest in the brand’s collection, changing the aesthetic to resemble the current reference. fake watches for sale

At the time, it was admired for its sophisticated resistance and is currently an iconic and functional tool watch, although most people probably use it without a design purpose, like most luxury tool watches.

The screen that protects the movement inside the case, as well as the material of the oscillator and escapement, guarantees the first Milgauss’ anti-magnetic properties.

vintage mirgos
Retro models for which more information is known are references 6541 and 1019. The Milgauss may have evolved more than other Rolex watches, for example, the rotating bezel disappeared, an element that would be useless for a watch with this feature, perhaps used the 6543 and 6541 that first evolved from the Submariner.

Rolex Milgauss 1019
Compared to the older Explorers from 1959 to 1989, this model was surprisingly larger. The 38mm movement protects the movement, the calibre 1580 with an anti-magnetic shield in the form of a Faraday cage. The black and red inscription “Milgauss” is engraved on the white dial, and the seconds hand has changed from a lightning bolt to a very slender hand with a distinctive red tip. It has no luminescent material.

Rolex Milgauss 6541
Prior to 1019, reference 6541 had a very short print run of 200 pieces in total. Curiously, this 1080-caliber-powered model features an additional inner case back to the steel back, in addition to the iron guard around the movement, forming this version of the Faraday cage.

Rolex Milgauss Review
All references aside, the Rolex Milgauss has always been loved and valued by fans who have always shown interest. While the Submariner, GMT-Master and Daytona are the most wanted by Rolex, the Milgauss is attractive for its aesthetics, ingenuity and previous history. The black dial and green sapphire models are by far the most successful and popular.

Considering more specific reviews, the blue dial model is attractive to users, assuming a completely different experience. The bracelet is very comfortable and the weight of the watch is well balanced with this generous case.

Has been in the catalog for a long time and is expected to continue to be so, the Milgauss is a model that will not let you down if you think about it, although for sure you will buy it, just like with others today Compared to a steel case, it’s not that easy.

Rolex Milgauss Bamford
A leading company in custom luxury watches, Bamford also makes its exclusive version for the Rolex Milgauss, albeit in an off-brand way, with a black PVD-coated steel case with a striking check textured dial and gold accents. Blue represents all elements of the sphere, although there are other versions. Although tasteful customization, this kind of thing is not very popular with fans of the brand. They have their own audience, like everything, but it’s not common, especially without brand approval.

Rolex Milgauss New

Rolex Milgauss reference. 116400GV Oyster, 40mm, Oystersteel, blue Z dial, luminous indexes and green sapphire crystal.
Rolex Milgauss reference. 116400GV Oyster, 40mm, Oystersteel, dark black dial, luminous indexes and green sapphire water.

Jacob & Co.: The Astronomia Tourbillon will shine at Baselworld!

Jacob & Co., don’t you know? The name of this luxury watch and fine jewelry brand will likely remain in your memory for a long time, thanks to its latest creation, which will be unveiled at Baselworld 2014 in a few days!

The watchmaker has indeed gone out of his way to lure the tens of thousands of visitors expected during Basel Week! The latest creation from the watchmaking workshop is called the Astronomical Tourbillon! This tourbillon watch has a bewilderingly extraordinary mechanism and is likely to achieve success similar to the poetic complication Midnight Planetarium presented by Van Cleef & Arpels at SIHH 2014.

Nicknamed the “Kink of Bling” by the community (brand founder Jacob Arabbo) has had its cult following in the American show business world, but not only… you can find it famous in Jacob & Co’s commercials Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo…

Without further ado, back to “Astonomia Tourbillon”? Little information has been leaked so far, but a demo video of the timepiece leads us to discover a tourbillon, an hour display, a diamond representing the moon, and a continuous globe that revolves around the dial. We’ll know more for sure in a few days, but this buy replicas watch is quite possibly one of the most impressive watches of Baselworld 2014! ?The price of the astronomical tourbillon? So far unknown, but the latter can also rub shoulders with the stars…

Zenith Chronomaster Sport with El Primero 3600

Zenith enters the field of high-end sports chronographs with the launch of the cheap Zenith Chronomaster Sport. This watch incorporates the heritage of the manufacturer into a sports chronograph. To compete with Rolex, TAG Heuer and Omega, Zenith equipped it with a new movement capable of measuring down to a tenth of a second. Zenith also offers a date function and a sapphire crystal case back for its new timepieces.

Design based on previous model
The new model combines the details of the 1969 A386 with the shape of the Chronomaster De Luca. Also, other designs from the past are included. For example, the dotted bezel is inspired by the A277. Additionally, aspects of the Rainbow and Chronomaster Limited Anniversary Edition were incorporated into the final design of the new Chronomaster Sport.

Zenith Chronomaster Sport
The Zenith Chronomaster Sport comes in a 41mm stainless steel case. Its shape is inspired by the brand’s early chronographs. Hence, the sharply sloping lugs are from the A386. Also, the polished sides of the Chronomaster collection can be found here. Meanwhile, the black polished ceramic bezel has a 10-second scale instead of the usual tachymeter scale. cheap luxury watches

The dial is matte white or matt black, and the main hour hands and indexes are treated in black and coated with Super-LumiNova. The hands of the chronograph function have a red tip. Meanwhile, the applied sub-dials have the typical A386 colour code: light grey, dark grey, blue. The 60-minute counter at 6 o’clock and the 60-second counter at 3 o’clock both feature 60 graduations to provide an intuitive chronograph readout. Finally, the date is between 4 and 5 o’clock.

The new movement El Primero 3600
Inside the Zenith Chronomaster Sport is the El Primero 3600 movement, which is based on the El Primero 400 movement with some improvements. For example, it now implements a stop-second mechanism and the power reserve has been increased to 60 hours. In addition, the new structure of the movement now allows the wearer to better observe the working mechanism. For example, the blue column wheel is now no longer covered by the bridge, but lies freely on the 6-12 o’clock line. Also, the open rotor has a Zentraede star.

The frequency is maintained at 36,000 vibrations per hour (5 Hz), which allows the chronograph to measure down to tenths of a second. The chronograph now uses an improved horizontal clutch for power transmission. According to cheap Zenith, each individual wheel has a tooth profile that perfectly matches its function. The energy of the central chronograph hand no longer comes from the seconds wheel, but from the escapement itself. This allows a full rotation of the central hand in 10 seconds, divided into precisely 100 positions.

Chronomaster Sport Bracelet
Zenith has equipped the Chronomaster Sport with a brand new stainless steel bracelet. This features three links and has a wide, polished midsection. In addition, the bracelet has a folding clasp with a safety bar. In addition, the fine adjustment of the clasp allows the bracelet to adapt to the wearer.

In addition, a rubber strap is also available. The strap is blue for the white dial variant and black for the other. Textured rubber is similar to Cordura’s textured surface. Again, the strap is secured with a stainless steel folding clasp.

The Zenith Chronomaster Sport will be available at the end of January. In addition, a gold case variant for June 2021 is in development.

Brand Zenith
Model Chronomaster Sport
REFERENCE 03.3100.3600/69.M3100 (white dial, bracelet)
03.3100.3600/69.C823 (white dial, rubber strap)
03.3100.3600/21.M3100 (black dial, bracelet)
03.3100.3600/21.C822 (black dial, rubber strap)
Case Material Steel Ceramic Bezel
Dimensions Diameter: 41mm
Waterproof to 10 bar (~100 m)
Dial white or black
Strap/Bracelet White Dial: Stainless steel bracelet with double folding clasp or blue rubber strap with Cordura effect.
Black Dial: Stainless steel bracelet with double folding clasp or black rubber strap with Cordura effect

Caliber El Primero 3600
Movement type Automatic winding
Power reserve 60 hours
Frequency 36,000 v/h (5 Hz)
Functions Central hours and minutes. Small seconds at 9 o’clock, chronograph tenths of a second, 60-minute counter at 6 o’clock and 60-second counter at 3 o’clock.