A selection of otherworldly watches

As a fake watch inspiration exists in the infinite expanse outside the earth’s atmosphere.

The vastness of space is an incredible and fascinating thing. Come to think of it, in the seemingly infinite nothingness of outer space, we are but a speck of dust. A small blue pumice stone, perfectly aligned to create life, revolves around our sun until the end of time. The concept can be daunting, but it’s also an incredible source of inspiration. We keep looking up to our sun, moon and stars for countless reasons. Perhaps the most important thing that originated in our interstellar gaze is the concept and determination of time. This brings us to today’s selection of watches, all of which share the theme of “space” in one way or another. Let’s take a closer look at these otherworldly watches.

JACOB & CO Astronomy
The Jacob & Co Astronomia Tourbillon is almost a given, one of the most extravagant watch collections ever made. Large, expressive, complex and always in motion, any planetarium makes a huge visual impact. Certainly not for everyone, but it involves truly hypercomplex watchmaking. With a name like Astronomia, it’s no surprise that many of the models have space-related themes or elements. But recently, Jacob & Co went the extra mile and actually sent an Astronomia Tourbillon Bucherer Blue to outer space on the wrist of commercial astronaut Eytan Stibbe. What an unexpected adventure for such a delicate and intricate piece! This unique timepiece will be auctioned by Sotheby’s later this year for charity.

50mm x 25mm – 18k White Gold Case – Superdome Sapphire Crystal – Strap Sapphire Crystal Opening – Aventurine Base Dial, White Gold “Spokes” as Hour Markers – JCAM10, Manual Winding – Tri-Axis Tourbillon Escapement – Rotating Skeleton Hours and Minutes Subdial – Rotating Globe and Ball Diamonds – Case Back with Flip Winder and Unique Design – A Unique Piece of Charity Auction.

The problem with any Montres KF Ei8ht is that the tourbillon dominates the dial so much that it is difficult to give the rest of the watch the same influence. However, Karsten Fraessdorf and his team have managed to put the large tourbillon escapement on the back burner. The dial of the new Montres KF Ei8ht Evolution is made of meteorite and is available in a variety of colors including silver, blue and brown. The surface pattern of the meteorite dial is then carried over to the 44.5 mm wide stainless steel or rose gold case with special engraving. Flip the watch over to reveal the Novamag 01’s honeycomb main plate. This alien watch is made to order and offers plenty of customization options.

44,5mm x 12.2mm – Engraved stainless steel or rose gold case – Sapphire crystal on both sides – 50M water resistance – ​​Meteorite dial in different colours – Applied hour markers and hands with luminous material – Caliber Novamag 01, manufacture-house – Manual Winding – 42 jewels – 18,000vph – 66 hours power reserve – hours, minutes, seconds on one-minute tourbillon – leather strap with tri-fold clasp.

Luis Moiné Mars Mission
Atelier Louis Moinet is another manufacturer that often uses cosmic inspiration for its watches. The independent watchmaker has repeatedly embraced space themes, such as the Space Revolution or the Hope Probe Tourbillon unique watch. The latest, however, incorporates a true Martian element that is rare in life, let alone in watchmaking. The Louis Moinet Mars Mission is equipped with a dial that simulates the surface of Mars in blue or golden brown (as described here). What makes this watch special is the aluminium capsule at 3 o’clock, which contains an actual fragment of a Martian meteorite. This material is so rare that only 0.5 percent of the roughly 72,000 meteorites found on Earth are classified as coming from the Red Planet.

45,5 mm diameter – multi-part stainless steel case – sapphire crystal and case back – 50m water resistance – hammered blue or golden brown dial to reproduce the surface of Mars – genuine Martian meteorite fragments in anodized aluminium container – PVD treated Hour-markers – Partially skeletonized hands – Calibre LM45 developed and manufactured by Concepto – Automatic winding – 22 jewels – 28,800vph – 48 hours power reserve – Hours, minutes, small seconds – Blue or black alligator leather strap with folding clasp .

Another way to incorporate space into watchmaking is to use the intimidating and hostile environment as an engineering proving ground. Everyone involved in space work can attest to the hostility and difficulty involved in working in outer space. Fortis can vouch for that too, as they’ve tested the recently launched (pun intended) Stratoliner’s Werk 17 movement in the outermost layers of the stratosphere. This real-life test produced an ultra-robust motion, as the motion mounted on a special cradle ascended into space while running, then fell and hit a tree (see the video here). These movements survived almost unscathed and are now available in the cool-looking Stratoliner chronograph.

Diameter 41mm – Recycled Stainless Steel Case – Steel and Rubber Flat Fixed Track Bezel – Sapphire Crystal and Back – 200M Water Resistance – ​​White Dust, Cool Grey or Cosmic Grey Dial – Space Blue Marker Super-LumiNova – Luminous Hours and Minutes – Calibre Werk 17, Automatic Integrated Column Wheel Chronograph – Shock Resistant Construction – 28,800vph – 60 Hours Power Reserve – Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds, Chronograph, Day, Date.

DE BETHUNE DB25 STARRY VARIUS Meteorite Tourbillon
De Bethune is often referred to as the alchemist of clocks because it seems to possess the ability to transform one material into another. Highly polished steel or titanium, heat-treated to a distinctive blue or yellow hue is a common feature of the brand, but the latest creation goes even beyond that. De Bethune DB35 Starry Varius Aérolite Tourbillon combines the company’s metallurgical expertise with a thermally oxidized blue meteorite dial, decorated with gold pins to represent the Milky Way. The best part is that owners can customize this night sky to reflect specific dates, times and locations. It’s not just a showpiece either, as the incredible DB2109V4 Tourbillon movement without jumping seconds is the right kind of cutting-edge watchmaking that only De Bethune can do.

42mm x 10.3mm – Grade 5 Titanium, Polished – Skeleton Lugs – Sapphire Crystals on Both Sides – 30m Water Resistance – ​​Blue and Polished Meteorite Dial – White Gold Stitching Stars – Silver Hour and Minute Rings – Breguet Steel Hands – Manufacture movement DB2109V4, hand-wound – 43 jewels – 260 components – 36,000vph – 96 hours power reserve – hours, minutes, central jumping seconds and tourbillon.

The last watch on the list doesn’t include any space material and doesn’t go into outer space itself. However, HYT Moon Runner White Neon has a very clear connection to our nearest celestial neighbor and certainly captures the spirit of sci-fi. Moon Runner is the second collection from the revived HYT, which kicked off with Hastroid at the beginning of the year. The Moon Runner uses the same sophisticated and unique mechanical fluid technology as all HYTs before it, and adds a giant spherical moon phase indicator. The combination of hydrocarbon and TecLight® cases, as well as white fluorescent markers inside the dial and lugs, further enhances the alien aura.

48mm x 52.30mm x 21.80mm – 64 Part Hydrocarbon and TecLight® Case, Black Coated Titanium Crown – Domed Sapphire Box Crystal and Sapphire Crystal Case Back – 50m Water Resistance – ​​Fluid Hour Indicator – Lumicast Applied Hours numerals – White luminous background – Rotating Lumicast minute hand – Luminous month and date display – Sphere rotating luminous moon display – HYT 601-MO movement – ​​Manual winding – 516 parts – 41 jewels – 28,800vph – 72 hours power reserve – Retrograde Fluid Hours, Minutes, Month, Date, Spherical Moon Phase – T-light White Rubber Strap with Black Coated Titanium Buckle.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Franck Muller Vanguard Glacier watch

Admittedly, it’s been a while since I got along with Franck Muller’s staff seriously. The Swiss watchmaker is a modern-day legend, while the Franck Muller Group is a collection of luxury brands that includes Backes & Strauss among others. In the past, the group was larger and included brands such as Rodolphe, Pierre Kunz and Martin Braun. Today, Franck Muller himself and co-founder Vartan Sirmakes continue to manufacture watches at the Swiss “Watchland” headquarters outside Geneva. Today, I’ll take a look at Franck Muller’s difference that represents the modern side of the brand. This watch is the Franck Muller Vanguard Glacier from the newer Vanguard collection.

Founded in 1991, Franck Muller as a brand is known for a few things, including their popular Cintrée Curvex cases, as well as some extremely complicated watches. The brand often likes to call itself a “complication guru.” This timepiece is relatively simple, providing only the time and date, but the design is complex and sophisticated, which I find very appealing.

I’m quick to admit that the Franck Muller Vanguard collection didn’t appeal to me until I saw it in person and wore it on my wrist. In the computer-rendered image, the Pioneer looks both bland and hard at work. In a sense, some might say that about the Franck Muller Cintrée Curvex watch. Wear any of these models on your wrist and you’ll have a completely different experience — at least, I did.

The Franck Muller Cintrée Curvex collection starts with a tonneau case, which is probably one of the few tonneau cases on the market that I like. Others will include those made by Richard Mille. It’s an old design dating back to the 1920s, but Franck Muller has made it hot again. In fact, I would even go so far as to say that Franck Muller was the first “fashionable” watch brand of the modern watch era. Just (in some cases) fall victim to their own success and face the same issues most other luxury brands face today in marketing and distribution. Compared to the others, I think Franck Muller has been quieter, choosing to keep a low profile and remain silent until they have a solid strategy. At least, they have a lot of interesting timepieces.

I don’t recommend understanding what it’s about by reading the Vanguard series on Franck Muller’s website, because that won’t tell you much. In fact, it’s a great example of how this type of writing doesn’t have much to explain but can take up space on a luxury brand’s website. My take on Vanguard is that it’s just a modern take on the design that made Franck Muller such a popular brand in the first place. Say what you think about some people who have worn the brand, or the ostentatiousness that the brand is known for not everyone likes…but essentially, the core of the “Frank Muller look” has been done well , until now, has really been better captured by others when it comes to their classic Cintrée Curvex look.

That being said, consider the Franck Muller Vanguard collection to take a classic Art Deco look and make it feel more modern. This includes the case and dial – which apply Arabic numerals, as well as the painted markers you see on more traditional Franck Muller timepieces. Then you have this case, which is also a Vanguard trunk, flatter and more ergonomic than the Curvex case. It sits nicely on the wrist, and the right choice of colors and materials results in a bold and elegant look without sacrificing style legibility. Note the compass markings on the inner flange ring – I think it’s for style. Better than another tachymeter scale – that’s for sure.

This special edition of the Franck Muller Vanguard is a reference to the V 45 SC DT AC.GL Vanguard Glacier – famous for the special PVD coating treatment on the steel case and the use of a white rubber strap with matching dial trim. Note that this is a rare steel Vanguard watch (due to the special PVD treatment), but most non-gold watches are titanium. The case is steel and measures 44mm wide, 53.70mm high and only 12.8mm thick. The curved Vanguard case is paired with an integrated rubber strap for a comfortable fit. Visually, the look of the strap continues into the case with a clever look that makes the case appear to be sandwiched between the straps. For a higher end look compared to straight rubber,

Design wise, the overall look has a modern “bold” that will appeal to some and repel others. That’s okay, because hardly a watch made by Franck Muller is designed to have universal appeal. For someone who likes to show off, these watches do a great job…if you don’t like showing off that way, their timepieces probably won’t appeal to you. Again, don’t fully judge any of these watches until you put them on your wrist. I was personally pleasantly surprised.

Inside these three-hand Franck Muller Vanguard watches is its FM 0800 automatic movement, which operates at 4Hz (28,800 bph) and has a power reserve of 42 hours. I don’t believe these are in-house movements (Franck Muller confirms these are modified base Swiss ETA movements), but in other Franck Muller watches they certainly have their own movements. Movement provides time and date (displayed at 6 o’clock). There is no exhibition caseback, I think there should be a watch. This makes more sense than writing “Master of Complications” on a watch with a less complicated mechanism. The Franck Muller Vanguard Glacier itself is not a limited edition, but it is an individually numbered watch with a serial number on the case back.

Franck Muller cheap makes no shortage of variations for each of their popular timepieces. In addition to offering a range of Vanguard models (from this three-hand automatic to chronographs, and even some tourbillons), each model appears to be available in a range of versions (most of which aren’t even on the Franck Muller website, by the way) . This culture of “prudent information” is part of the brand’s unique identity, and one of the reasons why Frank Muller underperformed in the information-hungry internet age.

An interesting “shiny bronze” applied PVD treated steel case mixed with a white hue gives the Franck Muller Vanguard Glacier a fun and interesting look, but there are many other versions available. It’s not cheap, but its look is perfect for the Franck Muller brand and the next generation interested in the brand. Then again, this isn’t a brand for conservative types at all, but the range of talent the brand has, along with their many technical accomplishments means that Frank Muller could be a brand to watch again (or a first). https://www.chrono4usale.co

Hublot Big Bang Unico Sang Bleu II

The partnership between Hublot and Sang Bleu, a creative and design studio owned and operated by Swiss tattoo artist Maxime Plescia-Büchi, is now in its seventh year. To commemorate the occasion, the partners have created three highly scratch-resistant Hublot Unico Big Bang Sang Bleu II watches in a Plescia-Büchi design. The geometric pattern of the tattoo is transferred to the watch design.

The first watch is presented in Magic Gold. Gold is a well-known malleable and scratch-prone precious metal, but Hublot has mixed it with ceramic to create Magic Gold, a proprietary 18k gold alloy. The second is green pottery (painted pottery is another feature of Hublot), and the third is black pottery. Each is a Hublot Unico chronograph movement and is available in limited editions: Magic Gold , Black Magic Ceramic and Green Ceramic.

The Hublot collaboration is fascinating. The 42-year-old company approaches the artists it collaborates with differently. It is hard to imagine that a top watchmaker with 18th century ancestry could easily replicate this experience.

Maxime Plescia-Buchi is involved in the production of watches and is also an artist and designer. A graduate of the prestigious Cantonal School of Art in Lausanne, he brought an instantly recognizable style to his tattoos and is probably best known for Kanye West tattoos. The tattoo artist’s drawings are transferred to the watch – to the 3D shape of the dial and the case itself.

The indelibility of a tattoo is one of its main qualities, so there is some connection between the tattoo design and the material of the watch, as invariable as ceramics or magic gold. These watches are designed to look the way they are for years to come.

Specifications Hublot Big Bang Unico Sang Bleu II

Reference Magic Gold: 418.MX.1103.RX.MXM22 ; Black Magic : 418.MX.1103.RX.MXM22; Green Goblin: 418.GX.5207.RX. MXM22
Frame 45 x 16.5 mm, gold, ceramic. Water resistant to 100 meters.
Clock face Gold, black, green.
Strap Rubber Sang Bleu Foldover Clasp
Mechanism Automatic, Caliber HUB 1240 Unico Chronograph. Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph. 72 hours of power reserve. Frequency: 28,800 times/hour