How should I choose the first complicated watch in my life?

How to choose the first complicated luxury watch in life? Choose tourbillon, perpetual calendar or moon phase? This is a problem that many advanced players are more troubled. The reason why complex watches attract us is that small machines can create time, and let us feel the mysterious power of machines. How to choose a complex watch, you can choose according to your own needs, preferences and budget. Today, the watch house recommends three complicated watches with a public price of between 300,000 and 400,000. Friends who want to buy complicated watches can code them.

Ulysse Nardin BLAST Skeleton Tourbillon 1723-400-3B/BLACK

Product model: 1723-400-3B/BLACK
Watch diameter: 45 mm
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: titanium/ceramic
Water resistance: 50 meters

Ulysse Nardin’s BLAST skeleton tourbillon watch starts at a public price of 340,000. Among the tourbillon complications, the price of the BLAST skeleton tourbillon watch is quite reasonable, so friends who want to join the tourbillon can consider it. The above recommended for everyone is the black version of the BLAST hollow tourbillon watch, the case is very special, made of black ceramic material. The movement of the BLAST skeleton tourbillon watch adopts a skeleton design and is made of automatic winding. In the past, the tourbillon watch of the Athens watch manager series used manual. In order not to affect the overall hollow design, the automatic rotor is placed on the barrel at 12 o’clock. The Tourbillon of Ulysse Nardin is very special. It uses an anchored constant escapement. Its accuracy is higher than that of the original tourbillon. This technology is the first of Ulysse Nardin. In this black BLAST hollow tourbillon watch, Ulysse Nardin also applied the color balance wheel to the tourbillon for the first time, and the red balance wheel highlights the high value of this watch. With beauty and strength, it is not unreasonable that the BLAST hollow tourbillon is so popular with watch friends.

Blancpain Classic Series 6656-3642-55A

Product model:6656-3642-55A
Watch diameter: 40 mm
Case thickness: 10.70 mm
Movement type: automatic machinery
Movement model: 5954
Case material: red gold
Water resistance: 30 meters

Perpetual calendar, tourbillon, and minute repeaters are the three traditional complications of watchmaking. The Blancpain Classic watch above is equipped with a perpetual calendar function and a romantic moon phase function. The dial inherits the iconic layout of Blancpain’s traditional perpetual calendar complication. The date display is set at 3 o’clock, the moon phase function is set at 6 o’clock, the week is displayed at 9 o’clock, and the month and leap year are displayed at 12 o’clock. The layout of the disk is very clear and concise, and the reading time is also very clear. The movement uses 5954 automatic winding movement, with a 72-hour power reserve. Blancpain’s classic series perpetual calendar watch inherits the elegance that Blancpain has always had, coupled with the practical perpetual calendar function, friends who want to start a complicated model can consider it.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Flip Watch Series 711252J
Product model:711252J
Watch diameter: 49.4 X 29.9 mm
Case thickness: 11.72 mm
Movement type: manual mechanical
Movement model: 826
Case material: rose gold

This watch is Jaeger-LeCoultre’s newly launched Reverso flip series watch this year, using moon phase display, large calendar function, day and night display and digital time display multiple functions. The most special thing about the Reverso flip series is that one watch has two sides and one movement. The two dials can display different functions. The front is a silver sun-ray pattern dial, equipped with moon phase display and large calendar display functions. The flipped case back is day and night display and digital time display. What is more amazing is that these two functions use a large and a small display window. , Forming a “8” shape. The movement is equipped with Jaeger-LeCoultre 826 manual winding movement with a 42-hour power reserve.

Ulysse Nardin’s BLAST hollow tourbillon watch is handsome and bursting, and as a tourbillon watch, it is very cost-effective; Blancpain’s classic perpetual calendar watch is classic and elegant, and the perpetual calendar function is also very practical in life; Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new Reverso series It is very attractive to show complex functions with brand new designs.

The 220th anniversary of the tourbillon glory | Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Anniversaire 5365 watch

In 1801, the function of the tourbillon officially came out. This year coincides with the 220th anniversary of the advent of the tourbillon, Breguet Breguet launched the Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Anniversaire 5365 watch to pay tribute to the invention of the founder of the brand, Mr. Abraham Louis Breguet. On June 26, 1801, 220 years ago, the French republican calendar “7th day of the month IX” was used at that time. Mr. Abraham Louis Breguet obtained a patent in Paris. This invention is to “offset all possibilities.” In the timepiece of the unequal situation of the balance wheel and the mainspring”, Mr. Breguet named this invention the tourbillon “tourbillon”. His creation opened up a new world of precision, stability and elegant design of high-end timepieces.

Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Anniversaire Ref.5365BR diameter 41mm, rose gold material / 581 automatic movement / hour, minute, small seconds display, tourbillon device / transparent back cover / water resistance 30 meters

The Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Anniversaire 5365 uses the Paris nail pattern in the center of the timepiece, and the outer ring of the edge is the wheat ear pattern. The dial looks like a matte finish from a distance. The reading is indicated by two eccentrically hollowed-out central blued steel “Breguet needles”. There is a Breguet 60-second tourbillon between 4 o’clock and 6 o’clock. The bridge is made of blue steel. It is a rare tourbillon in the Classique series.

The back of the watch is also decorated with tribute elements, including the “Anniversaire 1801–2021” engraved on the barrel, the words “Brevet No 157 Du 7 Messidor An IX” on the lower bridge of the tourbillon, and the platinum automatic disc with a machine-engraved wave pattern. , In addition, there is an independent number for each watch. All elements and the Breguet signature on the automatic plate are hand-engraved. The right side of the movement faithfully reproduces the watercolor tones used by Mr. Abraham Louis Breguet when he applied for a patent for the tourbillon regulator in 1801.

The pictographic cocoon cartouche on the tourbillon can be seen with the words “Brevet N° 157”, echoing the number of patents invented by Mr. Breguet 220 years ago.

The platinum automatic disc is decorated with a machine-engraved wave pattern. All elements and the Breguet signature on the automatic disc are hand-engraved.

SpaceX meets Schaffhausen: a look at the four IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph “Inspiration4” watches

Watches flying in the world’s first universal orbital space mission are about to be auctioned to support the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

When the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center’s 39A launch site on September 16, 2021, its manned dragon flexible capsule made history and became the first orbital space flight with ordinary citizens. .

Crew members Jared Isaacman, Sian Proctor, Hayley Arceneaux and Christopher Sembroski not only received astronaut wings that day, but also completed the fifth highest orbital space flight in history. Specifically, it achieved an orbital altitude of 364 miles, which is the highest orbital altitude since the space shuttle mission STS-103 in 1999.

The role of IWC
With the advent of privatized spaceflight, we face an interesting dilemma. Omega watches are one of the only watches qualified for flight by NASA astronauts. However, with the introduction of private aerospace companies such as SpaceX and Blue Origin, future astronauts and space tourists are increasingly likely to wear watches to enter the space of their choice.

In the Inspiration4 mission, IWC worked with Commander Jared Isaacman to provide a special edition pilot watch chronograph for the four-person crew.

Christoph Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen, said in a press release: “From our founder, Florentine Ariosto Jones, completely changing the watchmaking industry from the United States to Switzerland, to our endless desire for innovation, IWC is a pioneering company. We are very proud to work with the Inspiration4 mission, which shares many common values ​​with us, together to create history and raise funds for such a beautiful cause.”

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To commemorate this important moment, IWC launched four IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Inspiration4” special edition watches. These 44.5 mm watches feature a stunning white ceramic case and a unique dark blue lacquered dial with stars painted on them, representing a vast space experience.

Hidden behind the solid titanium caseback with the Inspiration4 logo is the IWC internal 69380 self-winding movement. This movement has a 46-hour power reserve, which is shorter than the two-day, 23-hour, and 3-minute mission duration, but it is worth noting that the automatic watch will not automatically wind in a zero-gravity environment. This means that the crew must unscrew the crown and manually wind the movement during the mission.

All four watches are engraved with the name and mission value of the crew of Inspiration4. Sian Proctor chose “Prosperity”, Chris Sembroski chose “Generosity”, Hayley Arceneaux chose “Hope”, and Commander Jared Isaacman chose “Leadership”.

These best luxury watches are equipped with white leather and rubber straps with stainless steel folding buckles. Of course, they are not standard production models, but the general public does have the opportunity to purchase them through charity auctions.

In metal
Thanks to our friends at IWC, all four pilot chronograph versions of “Inspiration4” went to our US office for personal experience and shooting. It is not possible to play a space watch every day. Oops, this may be the first and last time in my life I have come into contact with a timepiece that has experienced human space flight.

At first impression, these watches feel otherworldly! The white ceramic case and strap contrast sharply with the rich blue dial, which is even more impressive.

On the wrist, these pieces feel very strong. But what do you expect from a watch worn in space? In addition, I think astronauts are not too worried about installing watches under the cuffs of their suits because they focus on legibility and ease of use.

The three-register chronograph keeps track of the elapsed hours, minutes and seconds, and displays the day of the week and the date at the three o’clock position. The watch is also equipped with a sapphire glass crystal, which prevents displacement caused by a drop in air pressure and protects the movement from the harsh environment of space-in addition, the crown is tightened to protect the internal mechanism. Finally, IWC placed a soft iron inner shell similar to a Faraday cage to prevent magnetic fields.

A good career
There are good reasons for the multi-day Inspiration4 space mission. In fact, the mission was named “Inspiration4” in part to increase awareness and funding of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The crew member Hailey Arsen is a physician assistant and a pediatric cancer survivor at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. .

The best part? All four models of IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Inspiration4” are being auctioned to support the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The CharityBuzz online auction starts now and will run at 3pm Eastern Time until November 10.

Devon 1, DLC and gold custom tread

Devon Tread 1 is a watch that you will not be confused by anything else. It uses a special “time band” system to display hours and minutes, which is a technology from the aviation industry. This is definitely a timepiece that shows personality. Today Devon launched the Tread 1G, which is a new rendering of the Tread 1 design. It is made of 18k gold and black DLC-coated stainless steel. These are customized special products and we are here to provide you with all the details and pricing information.

It has been several years since Tread 1 was first released, but Tread 1G brings 18k gold to the desktop for the first time. The main link, crown, buckle, motor cover and indicator plate are all made of pure gold, which complements the other parts made of black DLC stainless steel. In the case of 53.3 mm x 47 mm and 19 mm thick, making Tread 1 entirely of pure gold would cause no one to wear too much, so this combination is a good middle ground. In particular, the suspended indicator disc looks great against the black movement and time zone.

This is obviously not a watch for everyone, but it is a watch worth paying attention to. Devon Works is trying to use external engineering expertise to create new ways to track time, and we applaud them for this.

Devon Works Tread 2 reaches full maturity

In Basel in 2013, we brought you Devon Work’s first Tread 2 demonstration prototype, which is an easier-to-understand version of their popular Tread 1 timepiece (which I review here for you). Jeff Stephenson, the chief engineer of the design laboratory, gave a wonderful explanation and explained that they still have some adjustments to be made before the final specification is released. As company founder Scott Devin worried that Tread 2 “has the danger of being considered a derivative of Tread 1,” these adjustments turned into a complete redesign. It sounds reasonable.

The mass production version of Tread 2 pushes industrial design further than the prototype, and its structured case may be reminiscent of Richard Mille, thanks to the eight fasteners that hold the bezel in place. The articulated arm is still a prominent feature, this time with a larger angle, inspired by the end of a hunting knife. An additional set of lugs integrate the case and strap, and provide additional contrast in some color variants. The display did not deviate too much from the original concept.

IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner TOP GUN Ceratanium

The current luxury sports watch market is embroiled in a material arms race. Brands across the industry have brought exotic watch cases made of carbon composite materials, ceramics and lightweight titanium alloys to a wider range of watches than ever before. IWC has been at the forefront of this material boom for many years, especially the use of ceramics, but perhaps its most interesting material innovation is the brand’s proprietary Ceratanium alloy. Ceratanium combines the light weight and impact resistance of titanium with the scratch resistance and durability of modern zirconia ceramics. It is a hybrid of the best of both worlds, cleverly covering the technical basis of a truly modern sports watch. Therefore, it is not surprising that this material has become the mainstay of the brand’s fighter-inspired TOP GUN pilot watch series, and in its latest version, IWC has combined this proprietary material with its most interesting proprietary complication. Air travel was taken into consideration in the design of the one-in-one combination. The new IWC pilot watch Timezoner TOP GUN Ceratanium combines ultra-modern elastic structure with satisfying touch and easy-to-use complications, boldly and stylishly showing the brand’s modern features, and its packaging should please fans of the series .

The fact that IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner TOP GUN Ceratanium is a very large watch is inescapable. 46mm wide and 15.1mm thick, it cuts an impressive figure on the wrist, and the simple military-inspired case geometry barely hides the overall volume of the design. On the contrary, like many versions in the IWC Pilot series, this model wears its size as a badge of honor, and demonstrates its status as a manifesto through its iconic oversized conical crown and long tapered lugs. However, IWC has reduced the sense of quality here in many ways, helping to make this bold size case more suitable for all kinds of wearers. The most obvious part is the finish. Just like clothes, black is the color that looks thin, and the entire case is finished with satin matte charcoal gray, which has a smaller overall feeling than polished or brushed steel cases. The other part of this not-so-large feeling is that the overall mass is smaller. Like the more common form of titanium, the unique Ceratanium sintered alloy of titanium and zirconia powder is much lighter than stainless steel, making this case design much more comfortable than people think. Although this extremely hard material is difficult to process, the engraving of the world timetable circle on the edge of the coin is also very clear, full of low-contrast battleship gray, maintaining the modern military atmosphere of the design. The vivid red of the UTC mark adds some much-needed life to this monochromatic look, while also allowing for an easy-to-see direction. IWC decided to add a smoky gray tone to the sapphire display case back. This may be a split move because it retains the moody “tacticool” overall appearance while significantly reducing the visibility of the internal movement. Although this design has a strong military connotation, water resistance is still a weakness here. IWC rated this watch as only 60 meters.

The dial of IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner TOP GUN Ceratanium adopts the same soft monochromatic method as the case, presenting the familiar combination of wide flying hands and round Arabic numerals in grainy matte black and low-contrast sky gray. However, what is interesting is the wide display window curved from 11 o’clock to 1 o’clock. This 24-hour circle is the key to IWC’s time zone concept. Timezoner is not strictly a GMT or world timer, but a streamlined concept that focuses on ease of use for travelers. The 24-hour dial hand does not display the second time zone, but is directly connected to the main hour hand. The wearer only needs to press the bezel and align the current time zone (indicated by the corresponding city) with the triangular luminous map at 12 o’clock to instantly reset the hour to local time. Although some audiophiles may condemn the absence of a second time zone, in practice, its operation is immediately intuitive and satisfying, with a pleasantly crisp and heavy click between each position of the bezel. Its integration with the overall design is also very clean, with a form similar to instrumentation, which complements the aviation theme of the work. However, the use of a black disc for this element does cause a slight visual dissonance in the overall design. The regular date window at 3 o’clock uses a light gray disc, and the collision between these two elements seems a bit harsh on the wrist.

IWC with its internal 82760 self-winding movement powers the pilot’s watch Timezoner TOP GUN Ceratanium. The 82760 is a fascinating out-of-the-box power unit that integrates the gear train directly with the rotating bezel to promote the unique Timezoner complication. The mixed finish visible through the smoked sapphire display window is also commendable, cleverly mixing brushed, arabesque and pearl elements with dark black markings of selected gear train elements. In terms of overall performance, the 82760 has a sturdy and modern feel, and the ceramic-enhanced Pillerton winding system helps to provide a powerful power reserve of 60 hours at a beat rate of 28,800 bph.

To complete the appearance of the pilot’s watch Timezoner TOP GUN Ceratanium, IWC turned to one of its modern pillars with a black rubber-lined fabric strap. This durable and flexible combination helps to reduce the weight of the overall package while providing a sturdy appearance that complements the spirit of the TOP GUN series.

The new IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner TOP GUN Ceratanium combines the most flexible proprietary materials with the most fascinating unique complications in its packaging, unabashedly and boldly incorporating some of the brand’s most interesting ideas.

「Time・Light」Machinery – A. Lange & Söhne ZEITWERK

How is an extraordinary complex device composed? Whether in the music, art or watchmaking world: this movement stands out in many ways. Every design detail shows charming charm. The overall appearance presents a unique style. The joy of owning a watch masterpiece enriches our senses, and you can continue to discover new elements that make the structure full of interest.

The ZEITWERK time machine “Lumen” 18K honey gold model is Lange’s fifth watch with a translucent dial and a luminous display. But this watch is even better, integrating three extraordinary features: including a digital time display concept equipped with a jumper device, and a novel and unique design that ensures the watch. 18K honey gold presents an eye-catching warm hue. This alloy is exclusively developed and used by Lange. At night, the luminous numbers of the “Lumen” watch are supplemented by daylight.

ZEITWERK Time Machine “Lumen” Watch 18K Honey Gold – Continuous Innovation
The 18K honey gold version of the ZEITWERK time machine “Lumen” fully proves the spirit of the A. Lange & Söhne product developers to continuously explore new areas. After all, this best luxury watch not only stands out for its novel and unique design, but also because it breaks the boundaries of traditional watches and is equipped with innovative devices.

This ZEITWERK time mechanical watch is equipped with a clear and easy-to-read large jump display, which is the same as a general digital watch. The time display is arranged from left to right. The sophisticated rotating mechanism consists of two minute discs and a large hour circle, which spans almost the entire diameter of the movement.

In addition to the technical concept, the innovative design elements of the watch are also quite revolutionary. The curved time bridge is one of the most eye-catching elements, adding elegance to the time display. It is made of black rhodium-plated German silver and complements the dark sapphire crystal glass dial.

The two barrels provide the power required for switching, and the switching node is controlled by a patented constant force escapement system, which also ensures that the balance wheel is always driven by a constant force. The 18K honey gold version of the ZEITWERK Time Machine “Lumen” is equipped with a newly developed watch factory-made L043.9 movement with a power reserve of up to 72 hours.

The button at 4 o’clock is a new design, which can switch the hour display independently, making time setting more convenient. When the button is released, the switching power is generated. Therefore, the switching process is always the same regardless of the force of the start button.

Ingenious design concept-luminous digital

The ZEITWERK Time Mechanical “Lumen” 18K honey gold model is a mechanical watch with excellent performance, which can still read the time clearly at night. In a dark environment, the numbers in the two display boxes will glow. The technical challenge behind this design is to use light energy to supplement energy for the numbers, although most of them are located under the dial. chrono4usale.co

The final solution is to use translucent sapphire crystal glass coated with a special coating.

This coating can filter out some of the visible spectrum and pass most of the ultraviolet light. The light energy in this spectrum can just replenish energy for luminous materials-making them shine in the dark. The light transmittance in the visible spectrum is reduced to the extent that the disc device can only be faintly recognized during the day, so that it will not negatively affect the clarity of reading

The word skipping device equipped with the digital display is still clear and easy to read after each switching cycle, even at night. This is because today’s digital discs can make the watch shine whenever it appears on the display device after exactly one minute. The fascinating switching loop is especially eye-catching at night.

The 18K honey gold case of the ZEITWERK time machine “Lumen” watch has a diameter of 41.9 mm and is made of 18K honey gold exclusively developed by Lange-this is the first time cheap A. Lange & Söhne has used this material to make a “Lumen” watch. This 18K gold alloy has excellent hardness and presents a unique warm luster. The power reserve indicator, the hands of the small seconds dial, and the A. Lange & Söhne pin buckle are all made of 18K honey gold. The watch is paired with a dark dial and dark brown leather strap, making the color of the entire watch particularly eye-catching.

Advanced movement

Below the avant-garde dial with the striking ZEITWERK time mechanical bridge, the 28 numbers on the three discs can be vaguely recognized. Then there is a fascinating switching cycle, with every minute as a cycle.

With a light press, at least one of the three number disks will jump forward. It locks at least one new number in the display window-as the next hour enters, a clever mechanical device pushes three discs forward at the same time.

The 18K honey gold version of the ZEITWERK Time Mechanical “Lumen” watch has an hour correction button, which makes the newly developed L043.9 manual winding movement more sophisticated and complex. Compared with the previous models, the number of movement parts is increased. To 462 pieces. The wearer can also adjust the minute display in two directions through the crown at 2 o’clock.

Through the sapphire crystal glass back cover, you can enjoy numerous switching cycles. For example, it showcases hand-carved balance and escape wheel bridges, upper chain wheel trains, and delicate perpetual bridges that can accommodate two screwed gold sleeves.

The sophisticated switching cycle is controlled by the patented constant power escapement system, which operates two important functions at the same time: on the one hand, it generates power to advance the time display of the jump character; on the other hand, the device is almost uniform during the entire running time. The power drives the balance wheel to effectively maintain the stability of the speed.

The weight balance is matched with a freely oscillating balance spring, which vibrates at a frequency of 18,000 times per hour (2.5 Hz). Other classic elements that demonstrate the outstanding quality of A. Lange & Söhne include the movement that has been reassembled and carefully modified by hand.

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“Lumen” watch

The name “Lumen” represents a series of extraordinary timepieces, equipped with a translucent dial that highlights Lange’s unique design. The first was the ZEITWERK time-mechanical “Luminous” watch launched in 2010, and then A. Lange & Söhne launched the A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 large “Lumen” watch in 2013 and 2016 respectively, and the LANGE 1 Lange 1 large moon phase ” Lumen” watch. The DATOGRAPH large calendar chronograph power reserve indicator “Lumen” watch was launched in 2018. These four watches are all released as limited editions, which are regarded as treasures favored by collectors.

The technical challenge when developing the “Lumen” watch was to use light energy to evenly replenish energy for the luminous material under the dial. The final patented solution is to use a translucent sapphire crystal dial coated with a special coating.

The light wave transmission of visible light will therefore be weakened, resulting in a high-contrast effect, making the dial clear and easy to read. On the contrary, ultraviolet light waves can pass through to supplement energy for the numbers, making them glow through the window at night.

IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Edition “Le Petit Prince”

A complicated pilot’s watch with perpetual calendar and tourbillon, made of luxurious 18k Armor gold, and decorated with the little prince of Antoine Saint Exupery.

One thing is to associate a series of watches with famous air squadrons and even specific types of aircraft, but when IWC came up with the beloved character of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry) When the idea of ​​the little prince (Le Petit Prince), it flew directly to the hearts of many watch lovers. Not only is the author of “The Little Prince” a pilot and adventurer, but his character and humanistic values ​​have inspired generations of readers. Since the IWC and the heirs of Saint-Exupéry consolidated their partnership in 2006, the “Little Prince” special edition has become the brand’s favorite. The latest model Big Pilot’s Watch IW504803 is a limited edition of 50 pieces, made of luxurious 18k gold, which perfectly combines the perpetual calendar and flying tourbillon.

The little prince
With the model, from the simple time and date power reserve indication all the way to the complication ladder GMT watch, chronograph, perpetual calendar, combined split-second chronograph and perpetual calendar, a constant force tourbillon and today, impressive gold QP and tourbillon When it comes to flywheels, the “Little Prince” series provides collectors with a wealth of diversity and complexity. The iconic features of the “Little Prince” series are the blue dial, the elegant interpretation of the classic Flieger watch, the stylized Arabic numerals and the relief of Prince Saint Exupery on the back cover or dial – depending on the complications involved.

Perpetual calendar and tourbillon
IWC is famous for its perpetual calendar watches, thanks to the ingenious movement developed by IWC chief watchmaker Kurt Klaus in the 1980s. A complex mechanical device that recognizes the different lengths of months and leap years, and (if kept on the chain) does not need to be adjusted until 2100, while the perpetual calendar moon phase display only needs one day adjustment in 577.5.

IWC’s first pilot’s watch equipped with a tourbillon is the 2018 “Little Prince” model. In the same year, the combination of perpetual calendar and tourbillon also appeared on the 150th anniversary edition of IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon. Therefore, in order to further expand the scope of complex functions, what we are showing today is the precision perpetual calendar and flying tourbillon in the large pilot watch of the “Le Petit Prince” series.

Armor gold
Like IWC’s other proprietary material, Ceratanium, a special titanium alloy that is as hard and scratch-resistant as ceramics, Armor gold is a new type of gold alloy that is harder and more wear-resistant than traditional 5N gold. Armor gold, which was first used in Big Pilot’s Watch Constant Force Tourbillon “Le Petit Prince”, once again appeared on the case of this perpetual calendar tourbillon. The case is 46.2 mm wide and 16 mm high. The case and oversized tapered crown are made of 18k Armor gold. The finish reveals a brightly polished crown and bezel, while the lugs are brushed to create contrast.

Complex layout
Although the layout of the complications on the dial is similar to the Portuguese series, the watch still retains the soul of its retro pilot’s watch. The one-minute flying tourbillon adds vitality to the noon scenery because its balance wheel rotates around its axis in the cage to reduce the influence of gravity on the adjustment mechanism. The tourbillon that adjusts the movement is cantilevered from the main board, and there is no splint on the top to interfere with the field of vision. A little regret, because the QP of this Big Pilot IW504803 is a module, the tourbillon is located in the lower position of the dial…

Three sub-dials with snail-shaped outer orbits are located on a blue dial with a sun-brushed finish and have a calendar function: the date and power reserve indicator is at 3 o’clock; the moon phase and the moon are displayed at 6 o’clock. Month; day of the week at 9 o’clock; four-digit year is displayed in the rectangular hole below the eight o’clock position. As Brice explained in his article on Portugieser, the tourbillon at 12 o’clock determined by the 51950 movement means that the moon phase function must be repositioned in the sub-dial of the month.

Surprisingly, despite the large amount of information conveyed on the dial, it is very balanced and legible. Like other “Little Prince” watches, the stylized Arabic numerals give the watch a distinctive personality. It is made of 18K gold and painted with luminous paint. The propeller-shaped gold-plated pointer with a slender tip is also an iconic feature of the series, in sharp contrast with the red arrow pointers used to display the date, month and week. Wholesale watches

However, the first thing most of us will look for is the little prince, and for fans of the series, the good news is that he appears not once but twice. Depicted as part of the moon phase complication and surrounded by stars, he also appears on an 18k gold rotor, standing on his flower-filled asteroid. Like other “Le Petit Prince” watches, the strap is made of brown calfskin with white stitching and folding clasp.

The tourbillon and perpetual calendar movement 51950 is automatic. It is powered by an 18k gold oscillating weight, which beats at a frequency of 19,800vph, and provides a powerful 7-day power reserve, distributed in two barrels. With the charming decoration of the prince on its asteroid, the rotor of this model can still see a glimpse of three-quarters of the large plate and moving parts.

Technical specifications-IWC BIG PILOT’S WATCH PERPETUAL CALENDAR TOURBILLON EDITION “LE PETIT PRINCE”

Case: 46.2 mm diameter x 16 mm height-18k Amor gold, brushed and polished-Convex sapphire crystal with AR coating, sapphire crystal glass case back to prevent displacement due to air pressure drop-100 meters water resistance
Dial: Sun-brushed blue-18k gold applied hour markers and Arabic numerals with luminous-gold-plated hour and minute hands and power reserve hands with luminous-red hands for calendar function-flying tourbillon at 12 o’clock-power Storage indicator and date at 3 o’clock, month and moon phase at 6 o’clock, day of the week at 9 o’clock, and 4-digit year at 8 o’clock
Movement: Caliber 51950, self-produced-automatic winding-2.75Hz/19,800vph-168 hours/7 days power reserve-perpetual calendar, perpetual calendar and tourbillon
Strap: Brown calfskin, white stitching-gold folding clasp
Reference: IW504803

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona meteorite

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona meteorite

With ceramic or gold bezel.

Rolex has released a new model of the Cosmograph Daytona with a meteorite dial, each color of gold and the option of a bracelet or a silicon Oysterflex strap. The version on Oysterflex has a black ceramic bezel, while the bracelet version has a gold bezel.

Preliminary thoughts
The meteorite dials on Rolex watches are not new—meteorite dials with Roman numerals made their debut in Daytona about twenty years ago—the current lineup includes Day-Date and GMT-Master II with meteorite dials.

The new product is essentially a modest facelift—they share the same case, bezel, and mechanism as the current gold Daytona—albeit very well done. They are certainly eye-catching, especially when combined with high-contrast black registers . Replica watches Price

Exotic dial
The dial is made of a piece of iron meteorite, first etched with acid to accentuate the Widmanstätten pattern, which is a striped pattern formed by the crystal structure of the material, and then polished. But it still retains a slightly textured surface, which is different from the perfectly smooth lacquer of most Daytona dials.

As in the tradition of cheap Rolex, the applied hour markers, Rolex crown, chronograph frame and hands are all made of gold the same color as the case.

Except for the exotic dial material, the new model is identical to the other models in the Daytona series. This means a 40mm case, screw-in crown and buttons, and tachymeter bezel.

It is worth noting that the material of the bezel depends on the bracelet-Cerachrom or black ceramic, suitable for the silicon Oysterflex strap model, while gold is matched with the gold bracelet.

Internal engine
The movement of the new Daytona model remains unchanged, the cal. 4130 (we studied the movement in depth a few weeks ago). This is an impressive self-made automatic chronograph movement with a 72-hour power reserve, vertical clutch and column wheel.

The balance wheel is made of Rolex’s proprietary blue Parachrom, a niobium-zirconium alloy that gives the balance wheel paramagnetism. In addition, the movement is rated at -2/+2 seconds per day-known as the highest chronometer standard-just like all current Rolex watches.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona
Ref. 116519LN-0038 (white gold on Oysterflex bracelet)
Ref. 116508-0015 (gold)
Ref. 116505-0014 (Eternal Rose Gold)

Diameter: 40 mm
Height: Not available
Material: platinum, gold, eternal rose gold
Crystal: Sapphire
Waterproof performance: 100m

Movement: Carl. 4130
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, on chronograph
Chain: Automatic
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 72 hours

Strap: Oysterflex strap with folding clasp or matching metal Oyster strap, both with EasyLink extension

Panerai Luminor GMT Bucherer BLUE – PAM01176

Black ceramic Luminor GMT with electric blue tint

Bucherer BLUE is a unique lifestyle collection created by leading retailer Bucherer in collaboration with selected partners inside and outside the industry. So far, no less than 44 special editions have been launched. Since launching the concept in 2016, Bucherer has collaborated with Panerai to launch three limited edition watches, including the Panerai Luminor Marina Titanio/DLC Bucherer BLUE launched in 2019. This is the fourth chapter of this long-term cooperation, Panerai Luminor GMT Bucherer blue, reference PAM01176.

This new Bucherer BLUE limited edition is based on the classic Luminor GMT, using a black color scheme on the case, dial and strap, and emphasized by the retailer’s signature blue hue. The 44 mm matt black ceramic case adopts the classic proportions and shape of this model, with a blue rubber crown, which is eye-catching; the small seconds, the tip of the GMT hands and the strap stitching are also blue. Last but not least, the Super-LumiNova coating of the markers and hands appears electric blue in the dark.

Thanks to the screw-in caseback (printed with the Bucherer blue logo) and the trademark crown protection and locking device, this PAM01176 is water-resistant to 300 meters, making it a sturdy sports watch with a diving certificate.

Panerai Luminor GMT Bucherer BLUE is equipped with modern self-made P.9010 movement. This large self-winding movement with a diameter of 37.10 mm runs at a frequency of 4 Hz and has a power reserve of 72 hours, thanks to two barrels. It displays hours, minutes, small seconds, central second time zone and date. The stop-second device can realize fast and accurate setting.

The watch comes with an environmentally friendly black textile strap made of recycled PET. There is also a spare black rubber strap that can be installed using the Panerai strap replacement tool included with the watch.

Technical specifications-Panerai LUMINOR GMT BUCHERER BLUE
Case: 44 mm diameter-matt black ceramic case-dome sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating-black coating screw-in solid back cover-patented crown guard and locking system-rubberized blue Crown-300 meters water resistance
Dial: Vertically brushed black dial, sandwich structure
White Super-LumiNova luminous blue
Movement: Automatic movement P.9010-37.10 mm x 6.0 mm-31 jewels-28,800 vibrations per hour-3 days power reserve on two barrels-hours, minutes, small seconds, GMT Hands and date
Strap: pin buckle
Interchangeable strap on black textile strap, blue stitching and additional black rubber strap
Reference: PAM01176

What do the watches worn by the twelve constellations look like

Now more and more people are starting to study constellations, not just for young people. Can we really understand a person’s personality and luck trend through the twelve signs? In the last issue, we looked at the fake watches that are suitable for the six constellations of Aries and Taurus. There are also six constellations. Let’s continue to watch them today.

Libra:

Libra was born from 9-23 to October 23. This is a constellation that produces handsome men and beautiful women. They pay great attention to life, but they are also very easy to tangles. They are the ones who choose to be difficult. If you have to choose a watch, a watch suitable for Libra only needs to be exquisite, exquisite, and exquisite.

Patek Philippe Super Complication Timepiece Series 6104R-001

Product model: 6104R-001
Watch diameter: 44 mm
Case thickness: 11.33 mm
Movement type: automatic machinery
Movement model: Cal.240 LU CL C
Case material: 18k rose gold
Water resistance: 30 meters

Speaking of exquisiteness, this Patek Philippe Starry Sky watch has to be mentioned. It will sprinkle the vast starry sky and the dazzling Milky Way on the dial. The appearance is very high, suitable for the famous control of Libra. The 44 mm case of this watch is robust yet elegant, and the dial is decorated with astrological diagrams. This is one of the most fascinating super-complication models developed and produced by Patek Philippe. The astrological chart is composed of three different crystal plates: two black sapphire crystal plates show the starry sky background and moon phases, and a transparent sapphire crystal plate shows the astrological chart and the Milky Way. Through the sapphire case back, you can see the style of the 240 LU CL C movement. The maximum power storage of this movement can reach 48 hours.

Scorpio:

Scorpio was born from October 24th to November 22nd. They are enthusiastic, optimistic, and distinctive. They firmly believe that the place where they are there is sunny. Although his personality is superficial, he is actually very wise and calm.

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Series 5200-0153-B52A (Aurora Green)

Product model: 5200-0153-B52A (Aurora Green)
Watch diameter: 43.60 mm
Case thickness: 15.25 mm
Movement type: automatic machinery
Movement model: F385
Case material: black ceramic
Water resistance: 300 meters

This watch uses a 43.6 mm satin-brushed black ceramic case with a rotating bezel with aurora green ceramic inner ring. On the dial, the hour markers are arranged in a simple dot and line form. The 30-minute counter and the 12-hour counter are at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock respectively, and there is a date display window at 4 o’clock. The richly layered “Aurora Green” hue is revealed by coating the dial with several layers of nano-material plating and solar radiation pattern processing. The watch is equipped with an F385 self-winding movement and provides a 50-hour power reserve. Comes with a black nautical canvas strap. Does the Scorpio like it with a slightly off-the-shelf color paired with “Heaven and Earth Conscience” amber?

Sagittarius:

Sagittarius was born from November 23 to December 21. Sagittarius is the most wind-like in the fire sign. They are passionate and unrestrained, love freedom, love adventure, and love life more. They can have a meeting with their tie in the first second, and go to the dance floor to revel in the next second. The versatile watch is suitable for such enthusiastic shooters.

Ulysse Nardin watch manager series 3715-260/CARB

Product model:3715-260/CARB
Watch diameter: 43 mm
Movement model: UN-371
Case material: carbon gold matte
Water resistance: 50 meters

The Ulysse Nardin Skeleton X watch is a young and trendy watch. Although it has a very unique shape design, it can be easily held in any situation. This Skeleton X watch titanium model, the case is made of a special composite gold material, which is made of carbon fiber and gold particles fusion, so the surface of the case shows a flowing effect of black and gold ripples. The skeletonized movement UN-371 is transformed from the UN-171 movement. The large-area hollowed out design allows us to clearly see the movement’s wheel train. This movement has a 96-hour power reserve.

Capricorn:

Capricorns were born from December 22nd to January 19th. Those born at the end of the year are very low-key, steady, and humble. They like low-key but pursue quality, and the style of old cadres is very matched with coffee tones.

Jaquet Droz Grand Second Hand Series J007023200

Product model: J007023200
Watch diameter: 41 mm
Case thickness: 12.10 mm
Movement model: Jaquet Droz 2660Q2
Case material: 18K red gold
Water resistance: 30 meters

The watch uses 18K red gold to make the case, with a diameter of 41 mm, which makes it more comfortable to wear with a small diameter. This watch is equipped with a simple and elegant classic ivory enamel dial. The figure-eight dial is highly recognizable. The off-center hour and minute display is at 12 o’clock. The large seconds display is at 6 o’clock. The inner ring is inlaid with red gold date. The display circle is used with the central red end pointer. Jacques Droz equipped the watch with a 2660Q2 self-winding mechanical movement, which provides a 68-hour power reserve when fully wound. I wonder if this watch can be regarded as the low-key and connotation in Capricorn’s heart?

Aquarius:

Aquarius was born from January 20th to February 18th. They are members of the Appearance Association. They are free and talented in their hearts. They have a different pursuit of beauty. They have a unique design and a beautiful appearance. The attraction is beyond words.

I don’t know if you look at your horoscope and personality characteristics, will you take the initiative to check in like me? Although I don’t fully believe in the constellations in my heart, I sometimes sigh that my personality and what the constellations seem to say, this may be the charm of the constellations. You can leave a message in the comment area, tell us which constellation you like the most, and see if the Ta of the same constellation has the same aesthetics as you. fake watches uk

Panerai Brabus Black Ops special limited edition Submersible S watch

Panerai launches Brabus Black Ops special limited edition Submersible S watch

Panerai announced the establishment of a partnership with German car tuning company Brabus, but it is not motorsports, but sailing passion that connects the two brands. Brabus is headquartered in Bottrop and provides Shadow Black Ops speedboats under its umbrella. The Submersible S watch Brabus Black Ops special edition (model: PAM01240) launched by Panerai this time is the first result of the cooperation between the two parties. In addition to similar elements closely related to the Brabus Yacht, the watch is also equipped with the brand’s first skeletonized automatic movement.

The 47mm case is made of Carbotech’s patented material and presents a dark gray appearance. The rotating bezel is marked with a minute scale and a fluorescent dot is embedded at 12 o’clock to measure diving time. The crown is equipped with the brand’s iconic bridge protection device, which is engraved with the words “BRABUS” to ensure the waterproof performance of the entire watch to 300 meters. Through the sapphire crystal case back, you can appreciate the precision operation and exquisite finishing of the built-in movement.

The dial has been hollowed out, with a wide view and unobstructed view. The hands and hour markers are coated with fluorescent materials, which can ensure excellent reading even in dark environments. The 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock positions are respectively equipped with Optical Polar patented date window, small seconds and day and night indication functions.

In addition, the panel is also equipped with a GMT pointer, which can display time information in the second time zone. To pay tribute to the partners, the hands, scales and logos are all in Brabus’s signature red hue, and there is also a disc decorated with the Brabus logo at 7 o’clock. Since the watch is not equipped with a regular dial, Panerai’s brand logo is printed on the sapphire crystal.

This luxury watch is equipped with the P.4001/s movement, which is based on the P.4000 as the prototype, assembled from 341 parts and contains 31 jewel bearings. It is Panerai’s first skeletonized automatic movement. The P.4001/s movement is equipped with a double barrel and a tungsten oscillating weight, which can provide up to 72 hours of power reserve. At the same time, the movement is also equipped with a stop-second reset device to make time setting easier. In addition, the case back is also equipped with a power reserve indicator, which is indicated by a rotating disc combined with an arrow to indicate the remaining power. The disc has Super-LumiNova fluorescent numbers, so it remains clear and easy to read even in the dark.

Panerai replica Submersible S watch Brabus Black Ops special edition comes with a bi-material strap, decorated with “BRABUS” on the strap, and with a black titanium buckle. At the same time, this watch also provides an additional Sportech™ interchangeable strap.