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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Greubel Forsey BALANCIER S (Titanium)

In 2019, Greubel Forsey introduced the GMT Sport, which features a new case architecture that combines sculptural lines for ergonomics, robustness and comfort. Continuing their passion for exploring new paths, creative watchmakers Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey present their new sports watch, the BALANCIER S in titanium.

The BALANCIER S timepiece reinterprets a unique case that showcases a new movement. The case is round, with a distinctive domed oval shape from other angles, with integrated lugs and strap, and a satin bezel engraved with Greubel Forsey’s key values. The new “Balancier S” achieves a slim profile that enhances its dynamic new dynamics.

The rubber crown and strap with rubber inserts ensure excellent grip and protection of the timepiece. The oval domed sapphire crystal follows the curvature of the case. The bold double-suspended arched bridges carry the sloping gear train and the curved central hour and minute hands, technically and visually emphasizing the perfect penetration between the case and the movement. These striking elements are integrated and extended to the inclined balance wheel, giving the watch a strong identity while ensuring its outstanding timekeeping performance.

The large inclined balance wheel at 7 o’clock stands out. The overarching goal is to improve the chronograph function, which maximises the space provided by the domed case and sapphire crystal, linking form and function. In their relentless pursuit of precision and performance, Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey have challenged timekeeping, notably with the 24-second tourbillon, quadruple tourbillon and 30° double tourbillon Tourbillon reinvents the tourbillon mechanism. They opted for a new approach here, based on the large balance wheel introduced in 2016.

Completely developed and manufactured in the replica Greubel Forsey studio, this balance wheel, with its extra large diameter of 12.6 mm, ensures excellent timekeeping performance. For fine chronometric adjustment of the moment of inertia, the balance rim is fitted with six gold adjusting screws, embedded to limit air friction. For the first time in this new hand-wound movement, for which multiple patents have been filed, the imposing Greubel Forsey balance is inclined for the first time.

This 30° angle relative to the horizontal plane of the movement proved to be an excellent solution for limiting timing errors due to the effect of gravity on the regulating mechanisms (balance, spring and escapement) that stabilize the position. Combined with a large-diameter balance wheel and a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour, it provides this timepiece with exceptional timekeeping performance – which is also conspicuous in operation thanks to the unique movement architecture.

Mounted in tandem with two coaxial barrels, the 308-part movement has a 72-hour chronograph power reserve, displayed on a sector at 2 o’clock using a skeletonized red-tipped hand. Central hours and minutes display with contoured and skeletonised hands in polished stainless steel, with small seconds on the escapement bevel at 8 o’clock, emphasising the depth and relief of this new movement. copy watch

In keeping with the innovative spirit of Greubel Forsey, technical and architectural innovations are accomplished through unconditional care and craftsmanship for all components of the movement. Greubel Forsey Atelier has mastered this traditional and irreplaceable craftsmanship – frosted, polished beveled and countersunk, rounded and ruled grained to accentuate even the smallest surfaces.

The hand-finishing of titanium for mainplates and bridges has proven to be much more difficult than steel or even nickel-silver, and further adds to the technical and aesthetic challenges this timepiece represents.

Made of titanium, the Balancier S is water-resistant to 100 meters, and its sporty and powerful case shape is distinguished by its lightness and comfort on the wrist. Its robustness protects the movement, especially its large balance wheel, which has been tested in the Greubel Forsey EWT laboratory to ensure its reliability and timekeeping performance at all times. A flexible and durable rubber strap enhances the sporty feel, and a titanium folding clasp provides all the comfort.

technical details
Model: Balancier S (Titanium)
Manual winding movement • Patent pending
Four-hand chronograph • Hours and minutes • Small seconds power reserve • 30° inclined GREUBEL FORSEY balance wheel system

• Hours and minutes, on suspended arch bridges
• Small seconds
• 72-hour sector power reserve

• Titanium with curved synthetic sapphire crystal
• Solid, variable geometry bezel with engraved text
• Shaped lugs, screwed
• Rubber strap
• Transparent case back, high-dome synthetic sapphire crystal
• Titanium safety screws
• Embossed “Balancier” and “Greuber Forsey”

case size
• Strap diameter: 43.00 mm
• Bezel Diameter: 45.00 mm
• Case height: 13.75 mm
• Synthetic sapphire crystal height: 15.60 mm
• Waterproof: 10 atm – 100 m – 328 ft (Standard NIHS 92-20/SN ISO 22810:2010)

• Titanium and with GF logo
of rubber • Colored rubber caps, interchangeable

dial side
• Three-dimensional variable geometric hour ring with lacquered hours and minutes
Graduations • Power reserve indicator, engraved and lacquered
• Gold small seconds, rhodium colour, polished bevel

• Hours and minutes, curved profile, polished steel
• Small seconds, red finish
• Polished stainless steel power reserve, black polished flat head

Strap and Buckle
• Rubber with embossed text
• Titanium folding clasp with engraved GF logo

Movement Specifications
Movement size
• Diameter: 37.00 mm
• Thickness: 10.62 mm

number of parts
• Movement: 308 parts
• Escapement: 68 parts

number of jewels
• 42
• Olive Dome Jewelry in a Gold Sink

Chrono Power Reserve
• 72 hours

• Two coaxial tandem fast-turning barrels (one revolution in 3.2 hours), one of which is equipped with a sliding spring to avoid excessive tension
• Embossed text, round grain, black finish, polished bevel

balance wheel
• Internal variable inertia with 6 gold averaging time screws (12.60mm diameter)

• 21,600 vibrations/hour

• Phillips end curve
• Geneva Studs

Bridge and main plate
• titanium
• Matte, polished bevels and countersinks
• Multi-layer cantilevered bridge, black embossed, polished bevel and countersink polished
• Movement sides, frosted bridges, polished edges and bevels
• Engraved Gold Plate Limit Number, Round Grain, Polished Bevels and Countersinks, Straight Grain Sides

escapement platform
• Tilt 30°
• Titanium, matte, polished countersink, large straight bevel, black finish
• Multi-layer titanium balance bridge, black embossed polished finish, polished bevel and countersunk

gear drive
• Involute profile
• Special-shaped teeth and small seconds on the helical gear and the intermediate wheel of the fixed-hand mechanism

Bell & Ross BR 05

When replica Bell & Ross announced BR 05, those of us who had participated in BaselWorld 2019 were eagerly waiting for the public’s response. I remember that when I saw the trailer for the conference for the first time, I had to take the oath of office (not true), and we will not discuss it anymore. I thought “Wow, they really like it.” “It” is a clear, unapologetic design, inspired by Genta and his iconic luxury sports watch. The status of the icon is so lofty, to approach its form with your own design is to dance with destiny. Icarus came to mind. Therefore, at the press conference, I would like to know whether they succeeded or failed.

The reaction is-both. The diehards and snobberies who oppose the Royal Oak and Nautilus condemned the move only out of respect. Those with rich pockets or people who have no AD connection cannot obtain the said watch, but still see it as an opportunity to enjoy the aesthetics they dream of, and this still comes from the brand they know, trust and respect. Many more people just don’t care about either way at all. Final Results? Well, there is nothing. Things are out of hand. Now, best Bell & Ross is the proud manufacturer of a series of luxury sports watches in stainless steel with integrated bracelets, which can be purchased in large local watch shops. Frankly speaking, a series of watches seems to fit their existing watch series and their position in the market very well. To be fair, although Bell & Ross is a new model, it is not in the 70s, but they still imitate the format of the “Marine Corps” watches of the 90s, although their functions are much more obvious. Tactically, the Germans resonated with them.

So why should I write this on Wear and Wounds? Bell & Ross (Bell&Ross) is a brand, and its design, especially the round box design, I find very attractive. Seeing them with their own eyes, they will always complete their work to an extraordinary degree, which gives them the luxury of “X-factor”. Perhaps my favorite example is BR V1, which is equivalent to the Swiss luxury version of Sinn 556 (not just because of the early relationship between the two brands). It is small, dexterous, very good on the wrist, and has reached the ninety percent unchanged, but also low-key the value of the tool watch. This is also a perfect comparison, which can illustrate the biggest problem of Bell & Ross. In fact, many of their watches are just value for money.

BR 05 brings unique aesthetic characteristics to nature and can be used in more accessible terrain. Although it cannot be compared with value, I do believe that accessibility is at least a partner of value and is also very important to our work at Worn & Wound. In addition, cheap BR 05 is a very beautiful watch. It mixes Genta DNA and Bell & Ross’ unique form and typography vocabulary. Although I have never thought of 15202s or 5711s (the latter is more than the former, tbh) or a truly integrated bracelet watch, I do appreciate the finishing, if nothing else, this style of watch is for the brand Show off your abilities.

Therefore, let us put aside the controversy for a while and let Bell & Ross face to face and bracelet-like value this semi-radical. I can say from the beginning that, regardless of the price, BR 05 surprised me and perhaps made me an integrated sports watch guy.

Where to start? The case of BR 05 is actually BR05. As with all integrated bracelet watches, things starting from the wrist flow to the entire surface of the watch, forming a clean and tidy stainless steel case, which happens to tell the watch the time. You cannot really talk about the case without discussing the bracelet, and vice versa. So let’s start with the overall shape.

Bell & Ross is famous for its square instrument table. Although they have made many other watches and cases, they will never escape the square. Therefore, they embraced it. The Associated Press has a round octagon, Patek Philippe’s porthole, and B&R has a square. After placing it in place, they adopted a platonic geometry, rounded the corners into a soft Nauti-cal shape, cut a hole in the center, and obtained the foundation of BR 05. This shape acts as a border and is located slightly offset from the 40mm middle shell at the top. Combined with the rotatable display back, you can see the main body of the watch, which has a thickness of 10.7 mm, which is very slim.

Let’s stop there for a while. Part of what makes the fake BR 05 more attractive is that you can see some very simple shapes at the same time, while others are extremely complex, and they are all finished with a high degree of processing. The simplest fact is that the rounded square is at the top, which determines the overall tone of the design. This makes it easy to access (unlike the hollow dial in the faceted case, for example), and it’s almost nothing, at least to me, it makes it more palatable.

Back to the mid-end – not only copied the shape of the bezel, it adopted this shape, but then turned steep downhill, and then seamlessly transitioned into the bracelet. This is one of the more RO style details. It looks as if the medium-sized case has been cut off on a grinder, forming very eye-catching details in shape and surface, but it is also very functional and provides a perfect angle for the growth of the bracelet. Then, the bracelet continued to maintain this shape, gradually reduced to 17 mm at the buckle, and re-wound on the other side.

Connecting each link is a wide rectangular block with rounded corners to make the shape work again. Between the flat surface and the larger connecting chain, the design mixes RO and Nautilus, while also talking to other series of B&R tool watch H chain bracelets. The buckle is butterfly-shaped, with a striking B&R and number logo at the seam where the buckle is closed. More information about what to wear later.

On the right side of the middle case is a small screw-in crown between the two screw-in crown guards. The design is very basic, with grooves and ampersands for gripping on its outer surface. The size is set to be no larger than 5mm x 3.5mm of the middle shell. I can’t help but feel that it is a bit small. Although its masculinity is not so exaggerated compared to many B&R timepieces, the BR 05 is still masculine in many ways, and this crown feels too light or too delicate. It is also painful to hold it when fully tightened. Maybe touching a larger diameter or a more confident grip can solve the problem.

The completion of an integrated sports watch is indeed a matter of life and death. As mentioned in the introduction, B&R has always been impressed by the watches I have seen. The lines of the case are always clear and obvious, brushing the teeth always has an attractive texture, and because of the lack of better words, they never feel mushy when polished. Therefore, I am happy to say that BR 05 has not disappointed me. Considering every surface, most surfaces are coated with rough particles.

Starting from the top, the bezel is polished vertically, with chamfered and polished edges, and has an attractive “black polished” appearance. There is a polished screw at each corner-I will continue the introduction. The screws of the middle shell are the same, without screws, providing a cool step effect. The side of the case is drawn vertically. Compared with the horizontal drawing, I usually find it less attractive, but considering that it is actually a hard kink before the lugs, they have no choice. At least it is a relatively thin surface, which is also shattered by the crown and crown guard on the right side, so I rarely find myself looking at it frustrated.

The bracelet then consists of larger H-shaped links with a flat brushed top surface and fully brushed sides, including the area between the links. The surface is also slightly rounded, which allows the links to move better although there will be a larger gap between the links. Then the connected square links are completely polished and their edges are rounded. Although these links are small, they add up to create many outward-facing polished surfaces. In other words, they provide a bling effect. Enough for me to have dinner with my girlfriend, she complained that the reflected light kept shining into her eyes. In addition to the blind influence that these links may cause, another disadvantage is that they are only required to be scratched, because the highly used samples I received have already passed (you can clearly see in the photos).

Back to those screws. Since the first BR 01, the corners of B&R’s instrument series have been screwed on. In the context of these timepieces, because they have added a meter-based format, they will not feel the derivation of RO design. However, by screwing four screws to the BR 05 case, B&R undoubtedly stepped into the dangerous AP area. If you take a step in this direction, it will be a difficult decision. On the one hand, it has affected their history, and without them, there may be too much blank space in the corner, and on the other hand, it has nothing to do with this concept, except for history. RO’s iconic details are also very obvious and hard to ignore (at least they are round). To be honest, I am a bit contradictory here because I think the area needs some details, but it feels too primitive to ignore it.

Still there? Thank you for your participation. Unlike the case and bracelet, the dial is very simple, maybe too much. The dial is available in black, blue or silver (plus a slightly separated skeleton model). The dial uses elements from its iconic scheme and has been overhauled from sports replica watches china in the 70s. In this way, you will find a sunny surface with a glossy fill mark applied. The numbers are twelve, six and nine, with small batons, while the other alarm bells are marked with larger batons, but three hours have been replaced by the date window. The batons and numbers are reminiscent of other B&R (B&R) models, but look fatter and rounded, which is similar to the rounded square elements of the case. The design successfully stored enough light to make the watch glow well.