Armin Strom Skeleton Pure, Water and Fire

— The new Skeleton Pure eliminates anything extraneous from the bare caliber and highlights the layered construction of the movement by colorizing the essential components.


The Skeleton Pure replica watches houses the same movement as the One Week Skeleton, released at Baselworld 2014. But this Skeleton has an entirely different look and feel. It eliminates anything extraneous from the bare caliber and highlights the layered construction of the movement by colorizing the essential components, which features the firm’s Calibre ARM09-S. The main plate, gear-train bridges and barrel-bridges have been fully skeletonised while a colored 3D-PVD coating has been applied to main plate, corresponding to the respective element (Air, Fire, Earth, Water).

The manual-wind, double-barrel movement offers an 8-day power reserve with hours, minutes, small seconds and power reserve indicator.

 

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The ARM09-S calibre and its layered construction.
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Claude Greisler, director and chief of horology adds, “Skeleton Pure uses new treatments and technology to bring a fresh and modern look to the highest level of Swiss replica watches design and craftsmanship. This timepiece illustrates the perfection that can be achieved through machine processing and the way 3D-PVD coating can enhance dimension and bring definition to the engineering.”

The Skeleton Pure Water comes in a stainless steel 43.40mm case, waterresistant to 50m. The sapphire crystal and case back are anti-reflective treated. The PVD coating of the mainplate is blue.

The Omega replica watch is fitted with a dark blue alligator horn-back strap and stainless steel ardillon buckle. An additional dark blue rubber strap is delivered with the timepiece.

 

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Skeleton Pure Water.
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The Skeleton Pure Fire features a case crafted in pink gold. The main plated is coated with dark brown PVD.

Like the Skeleton Pure Water, the Rolex replica watches is delivered with two straps, black or brown.

 

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Skeleton Pure Fire.
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Both timepieces were unveiled at the SIAR, in Mexico, earlier this week. The Air and Earth models will be presented at the SalonQP, in London, beginning of November.

Raymond Weil Replica Watches Instagram Challenge

— Win a Music Special Edition Replica Watches Sale on Instagram!


Raymond Weil Instagram challenge


Raymond Weil Cheap Replica Watches has launched its first Instagram Challenge. Entrants have until October 31st to post their best music-inspired pictures and videos on Instagram with #RWInstaMusic.

To participate, post a music-inspired picture or video (a concert scene, a music lesson, a music shop, a person singing on the subway, etc.) and tag your picture or video with #RWInstaMusic & @raymondweil Fake Watches.

The winner will get to choose between one of the three Music Special Edition timepieces. Additionally, each week a winner will be selected to receive an iTunes gift card.

Patek Philippe Replica Watches Grandmaster Chime Ref. 5175

To pay tribute to its 175th anniversary, Patek Philippe created a collection of limited- edition commemorative timepieces, and one of them stands out in particular. It is the so far most complicated wristwatch of the eminent family-owned watchmaking companies and decidedly one of the world’s most elaborate wrist Replica Watches. This is due not only to the number of complications involved but also to the horological degrees of complexity, two of which have been added to the annals of watchmaking for the first time. Moreover, the Grandmaster Chime is the first double-face wristwatch presented by Patek Philippe that can be worn with either dial facing up: the one that focuses on the time and the sonnerie, the other dedicated to the full instantaneous Perpetual Calendar. Changing the face is very simple thanks to the ingenious reversing mechanism in the lugs. It is amazingly easy to operate and firmly secures the case in the selected position. Incidentally, the information for which a watch is most frequently consulted – the current time and the date – is displayed on both dials. The ultimate in user-friendliness and safety is assured with intelligent mechanisms that prevent potentially damaging manipulations and thus reliably protect the highly complex movement with its intricate cosmos of tiny parts.

Patek Philippe’s Grandmaster Chime is a wrist-format timekeeping instrument of absolutely unprecedented complexity and ingenuity that establishes new benchmarks in terms of technical and aesthetic elegance. Its double-face case with a diameter of 47 mm, it accommodates four spring barrels and no fewer than 20 complications, including coveted functions such as a Grande and Petite Sonnerie, a minute repeater, an instantaneous perpetual calendar with a four-digit year display, a second time zone, and two patented global debuts in the domain of chiming watches: an acoustic alarm that strikes the alarm time and a date repeater that sounds the date on demand. Four additional patents emphasize the innovative thrust behind this watch.

The Grandmaster Chime is a striking example of the “intelligent watch” as envisioned by Patek Philippe’s philosophy. To protect complicated timepieces against damage caused by inadvertent manipulations, the manfacture’s engineers devised clever “isolators” that interrupt the flow of power between individual mechanisms or block certain functions while others are active. The engraved inscriptions and symbols on the case and the pushers are further hallmarks of convenience that make the Grandmaster Chime a self-explanatory GRAND COMPLICATION watch.

The effort invested by Patek Philippe in this unique anniversary timepiece is remarkable. More than 100,000 hours were logged for development, production, and assembly, of which 60,000 hours for the components of the movement. Each caliber consists of 1,366 parts and each case of 214 separate parts, bringing the total number of components for each Grandmaster Chime to 1,580. Thus, it took 11,060 meticulously hand-finished parts to assemble the seven limited-edition exemplars of Patek Philippe’s commemorative Grandmaster Chime masterpiece. Seven watches that are making history reverberate.

Grande and Petite Sonnerie

This complication automatically sounds the hours and quarter-hours at each quarter hour (in the Petite Sonnerie mode only the hours at the top of the hour and only the quarters at each quarter hour). It ranks among the functions that aficionados and collectors hoped to see implemented in a Patek Philippe wristwatch. But it was always clear to the manufacture that this would not happen unless a strikework power reserve of at least one entire day could be achieved. The necessary technology was not available until just recently. But now, thanks to the double barrels reserved for the strikework mechanism, the sonneries can be activated during a period of more than 30 hours before they need to be rewound by hand. Remarkably, this was accomplished even though the quarter-hours are sounded not on two but instead on three gongs with different tone sequences. This requires 50 percent more energy for each quarter-hour strike.

Minute repeater and alarm

The strikework double barrels also deliver the energy for the minute repeater, which on demand strikes the hours and quarter-hours as well as the minutes that have elapsed since the last quarter-hour. Connoisseurs automatically associate the clarity and volume of the sounds with Patek Philippe. After all, it was the Genevan manufacture that orchestrated the comeback of this queen of complications 25 years ago. The alarm strikes the alarm time by reproducing the complete tone sequence of the minute repeater, with exactly the same sound quality. This is a function never before integrated in a mechanical wristwatch. And this is not the only “striking” global premiere with which the Grandmaster Chime celebrates its debut.

The date repeater

The idea behind this patented global debut was inspired by a long-standing Patek Philippe customer who in a discussion with the manufacture’s president Thierry Stern mentioned the possibility of a date strike. Now, with the Grandmaster Chime, it becomes sonorous reality when the date repeater is triggered with a pusher. It sounds ten-day intervals with a double high-low strike and the remaining days with a high strike: the 23rd of a month is indicated with a ding-dong ding-dong followed by ding-ding-ding. The strikework mechanism obtains the date information from the perpetual calendar to which one side of the double-face Rolex Replica watch is dedicated, and which controls the date displays on both sides of the timepiece.

Instantaneous perpetual calendar

The dial of the calendar face is eminently legible. It features four subdials with analog displays grouped around the gold-framed four-digit year display in the middle. The month is indicated at 3 o’Clock, the date and leap-year cycle at 6 o’clock and the day of the week at 9 o’clock. The time of day appears at 12 o’clock on the 24-hour and 60-minute subdial. With the exception of the four-digit year, the calendar displays advance instantaneously and at the same time. As regards the date, this is indispensable because the date repeater must obtain precise information, especially during the minutes before and after midnight. The perpetual instantaneous date is also displayed on the other face of the watch where it frames the moon- phase display at 6 o’clock. A patent granted for the four-digit year display acknowledges the elegant mechanical solution which allows the year to be conveniently incremented forward or backward with two pushers.

Local time and second time zone

When the crown of the watch points to the right, the owner sees the dial that apart from local time also indicates the time in a second time zone together with a useful day/night indication. The same dial features the power-reserve indicators for the movement and strikework barrels, the position of the winding crown (winding, alarm setting, handsetting), the selection of the strikework mode (Grande Sonnerie, Petite Sonnerie, or Silence) as well as a bell-shaped aperture for the alarm ON/OFF display and a small round window for the strikework isolator (disabled/enabled) display.

The round double-face case: a grand reversible construction

The term grand complication is used for movements that feature several highly elaborate complications. In analogy, the expression grande construction is justified for watch cases that require the utmost in creativity from master Artisans specialized in design, completion, and decoration. More than any other watch, this applies to the case of the Grandmaster Chime. It took four years to develop. The result: the Grandmaster Chime is a round double-face watch that can be worn either way without compromise because it has two absolutely coequal dials. The secret lies in the lugs and the ingenious reversing mechanism, which is not only remarkably easy to operate but also firmly and dependably secures the case in the selected orientation. In the Grandmaster Chime, the skills of the casemakers are ennobled by the hand of a master engraver who invests several hundred hours of work to decorate it. He adorns the rose-gold case with relief engravings of a special anniversary laurel foliage motif and with a sharp burin chisels the inscriptions and symbols that explain the functions of the operating elements into the caseband, so that the complex timepiece can easily be operated without an instruction booklet. The laurel wreath is a symbol of triumph which since time immemorial has adorned the heads of victors and regents. At Patek Philippe, it is reserved for the seven Grandmaster Chime timepieces that commemorate the manufacture’s 175th anniversary.

The Grandmaster Chime is delivered in a chest made of Makassar ebony and 17 further wood species. It is decorated with intarsia and gold inlays. Apart from the watch, it contains the accompanying documentation and a commemorative medal in gold that depicts milestones of the manufacture’s history as well as portraits of the company’s presidents from the Stern family since 1932.

The Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime celebrates the 175th anniversary of the manufacture in a limited edition of seven watches. Six of them will be sold to long-standing collectors of Patek Philippe timepieces. The seventh one will find a place of honor at the Patek Philippe Museum where it can be admired by the public.

Zenith Replica Watches Between watchmaking and celestial worlds

— The brand opens a new flagship boutique in Singapore with Felix Baumgartner.


Zenith opening boutique Felix Baumgartner


On the evening of the 7th of October, Zenith launched its new flagship location in South-East Asia. Felix Baumgartner, brand ambassador and best known for breaking the speed of sound by jumping from the stratosphere was present. Amidst space-themed decorations, the privileged guests learned about the Zenith brand’s philosophy and relived

Felix Baumgartner’s incredible jump.

“This evening, as part of its ongoing special relationship with Asia, Zenith is opening its boutique in Singapore, a highly prestigious location and a gateway to the world”, stated Aldo Magada, Zenith’s CEO. To mark this occasion, we have the pleasure and honour of welcoming guests from across the world, who devote their passion to cultivating the spirit of the brand in their own country, many for a number of years. We are also delighted to be sharing this moment with our ambassador Felix Baumgartner, who mirrors our values of pleasure, daring and authenticity.”

“Felix, with his historic jump, embodies Zenith’s desire to always keep pushing the boundaries”, adds Hugo Escudé, brand director for South-East Asia. “I am convinced that the opening of this first boutique is just the beginning. It is the precursor to many great achievements in this wonderful part of the world.”

 

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Felix Baumgartner and the artist Coolrain
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Chopard Swiss Replica Watches Video. The Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Edition watch

— Chopard Replica Watches UK unveils a special Porsche 919 limited edition based on the Superfast Chrono bodywork.


As part of its collaboration with Porsche Motorsport as Official Timing Partner, Chopard presents the Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Edition dedicated to the new Porsche 919 Hybrid. This sophisticated COSC chronometer-certified flyback chronograph, picking up the design codes of the racing car, is issued in a 919-piece limited edition.

Roger Dubuis Replica Watches Velvet Haute Couture Mink Fur

— Roger Dubuis launched thre new Velvet Haute Couture limited editions at Watches&Wonders 2014 Replica Watches. We focus today on the “Mink fur” model.


 Velvet Haute Couture Mink Fur © Roger Dubuis


The three new high jewellery creations – Velvet Fur, Velvet Corset and Velvet Fishnet – illustrates an evocative facet of the Diva that lives in every woman.

Each also enlists exclusive hand-crafted skills and talents exercised by the finest exponents of their respective arts: ornamental trimming specialists, leather artisans interpreting corsetry; and expert tailor-furriers.

All members of the Velvet collection show a certain number of family likenesses that contribute to its potent charm: trompe l’oeil cases associating tonneau and circular shapes; finely decorated lugs including a ‘third’ that becomes precious link and key decorative element; tapering handapplied Roman numerals converging towards the centre; along with mesmerising depth effects created by split-level dial construction.

The three new models house the self-winding RD821 calibre and come in 88-piece limited editions.

Velvet Haute Couture Mink Fur

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The sophisticated craftsmanship exercised on the mink fur is perfectly integrated with the distinctive outlines of the case and lugs.
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The bluish-black shimmer of the genuine sheared mink fur strap of the Velvet Haute Couture Mink Fur provides a perfect backdrop for the white gold case, as well as the full-pavé setting created with 496 brilliant-cut diamonds (totalling 4.34 cts) adorning the bezel, case middle, lugs, dial… and even the white gold adjustable folding buckle. This strap has been crafted by the famous furrier and fashion designer Daniel Benjamin Geneva.

The innovative dial design with its central tonneau-shaped décor is accentuated by double sapphire crystals: one bearing the distinctive metallized Roman numerals and covering the diamond paving beneath; and another encasing the hands and effectively “sealing” the watch.

For daytime wear, the Manufacture Roger Dubuis Replica Watches also delivers the watch with a shiny black alligator leather strap.

MELB Holding An interview with Georges-Henri Meylan Replica Watches

— On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Hautlence, Worldtempus sat down to talk with Georges-Henri Meylan, Chairman of the Board of the MELB Holding, which owns the Hautlence and H. Moser & Cie. brands.

Georges-Henri Meylan, entouré de ses enfants et de son épouse. © MELB Holding

WT: At the tenth anniversary presentation for Hautlence we saw a roadmap outlining the plans for the next five years, which undoubtedly require considerable investments. Plus there is the investment you have already made in the company, since you purchased it for 1 Swiss Replica Watches franc plus the debts. Plus you have your investment in H. Moser & Cie….

Goerges-Henry Meylan: Well, we’re not entirely alone for H. Moser & Cie because the previous owners are still heavily involved and investing as well. In fact, this was one of the conditions for our involvement. Of course, we have taken a risk, but it is a calculated risk. We determined what we were willing to invest and now it is up to us to ensure that it works. We have already managed to break even with this company that we set up only two years ago, so we are happy.

When do you expect to generate a return on your investment?

We would like this part of the holding (Hautlence) to break even by 2016. That is our objective. We can achieve this as long as the economy does not get worse and that our products are well received. So far this seems to be the case, but the Rolex Replica watches still need to leave the shelves…

You have taken on two brands that are completely different in terms of their heritage and their products…

This was more by coincidence and came about through the contacts we had. We were looking around the market and we saw these two very different companies but we thought that they could be quite complementary. Firstly, they are not direct competitors and secondly we can exploit synergies “behind the scenes” by developing a common movement platform. This means that we can reduce the cost price on both sides. By the same token, we distribute both brands through the same company in Asia so that also creates synergies.

Apart from Asia, are there other markets where you would like to set up operations along the same lines?

We would like to do the same in the Americas. It’s just a question of finding the right partner.

And in Europe?

We are doing well in Switzerland and we are represented in France, the UK, Italy and Spain. Europe is not the easiest of markets at the moment. The best markets are still those in Asia, even though China has quietened down.

India is one of the top five countries in terms of visitors to our site. How important is this market for you?

We are present there but things are quite difficult because of the high customs duties and the fact that it is difficult to import Fake Watches UK into the market. So the people in the country who can afford to buy such watches travel frequently and therefore buy their Omega Replica watches elsewhere.

 

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Georges-Henri Meylan and his wife.

You named the MELB holding after your three children. Did you do this with the idea of leaving a legacy?

Absolutely. The idea is not to build something up and then sell it. It is to pass it on to the next generation. There are five of us in the holding – myself, my wife and my three children – and each has an equal share in the business. It was set up like this in the knowledge that I would eventually take a back seat. I will reach the age of 70 in a few months’ time so I think the reins should gradually be passed on.

 

To what extent are you involved in the daily business at the moment and how does this compare with your role as CEO of Audemars Piguet?

I’m the Chairman of the Board and I look at the figures every quarter. Of course, I’m involved in product meetings and such because people value my opinion, but I work extremely part time. I mainly have the role of a coordinator, bringing people together using my contacts in the industry, whether it is for production, customers or relationships with the press. It is basically my address book that is interesting for the younger generation, because this is something that can only be built up over many years.

Do you have plans to add to the portfolio of brands in the MELB holding?

Maybe. At the moment we are in a period of consolidation. These companies need to develop and if we start making money then the idea is to invest in something else. So rather than take the money the idea is to grow the company. There is no lack of opportunities and there is plenty of room between the two brands we already have.