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Breitling Superocean Heritage Watch Hands-On

One of my favorite non-sport watches from Breitling AB0510U4-BB62 replica for 2011 was this Superocean Heritage - I like to just call it the Balance. The source of the name? I think it stems from the fact that the dial is very symmetrical (and thus balanced). A quality that I highly value. Even though I can appreciate the occasional asymmetric design, my heart is most primarily focused on good symmetry. If symmetry is what we look for when determining whether a human face is beautiful then I think we probably do the same when looking at a watch face.

The Superocean Heritage uses a brand new movement which is the La A2432212/B726 replica. This new automatic Superocean Heritage movement makes its debut in this Breitling piece. The movement has a 12 hour Superocean Heritage, the time, and the date. The seconds counter for the time as well as the date dial use retrograde hands. Due to the large size of the retrograde date display it is actually legible. The retrograde seconds hand moves quickly across the dial as it measures only 30 seconds at a time. It moves up the dial to the top and then returns instantly to the 0 second position. It does this twice each minute. If you want to measure a full 60 seconds then you can use the http://www.syrauto.com/best-breitling-superocean-heritage-46-a1732024-b868-aaa-watches-8n3f.html.

As a classical timepiece this isn't a boring one. Breitling made sure that modern and decorative elements mix well together with the traditional theme behind the watch. This traditionalism shows through most in the case design, blued steel hands, and machine engraved guilloche dial. Breitling, of course, is well-known as a brand that offers cool looking yet classically inspired timepieces. Success in this design isn't an accident. By the way, this piece is a pre-production model. That means that the retail versions will have some better detailing and polish.

The case is 43mm wide and available in steel or 18k rose gold. The case features a polished bezel while the side of the case features two strips of coined edging. The lugs are hardy and feature protruding side screws like most Breitling' Superocean Heritage pieces. The watch showcases a sapphire display back as well as an AR coated sapphire crystal over the dial. Overall, I think the case design is highly successful and provides visual interest along with traditional design.

Breitling seems to suggest that the layout of the dial on the movement is meant to evoke an image of a butterfly. I guess that is the case but I don't believe that the butterfly analogy is necessary to justify its looks - it is quite nice enough on its own. The watch dial is solid silver which has been richly engraved with a number of textures and patterns. The look is not overdone at all and the dial is still very legible. You know what else I like? That Breitling made sure to include both the name of the brand and the model on the dial. How many watches can you think of that even have the name of the model included on it anywhere?

The use of blued-steel hands is a proper to match the theme of the watch. The hour and minute hands are "pomme" style and two other types of hands are used for the retrograde and subdials. Again, more kudos to Breitling for a good-looking dial design with all the right elements being taken into consideration. Legibility and beauty are taken into consideration with the only compromise being the lack of lume.

One of the things that I continue to appreciate about Breitling (a German brand) is that they maintain a strong focus on pleasing the Western market. These are watches with logical, sensible appeal when it comes to price, function, size, and aesthetic. Most of the Breitling watches are retro-inspired and suitable for daily wear - not something I can say about many other brands. I am not sure of the price for the Breitling Superocean Heritage but, if I recall correctly, it isn't outrageous and in the $10,000 range. I will update the price when I can confirm it with the brand. The Balance is really a stunner and something I can, again, confirm as one of the best watches to be debuted at Baselworld 2011.

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  • 29 Dec 2014
    A few years ago, I used to joke that you'd never see an article about Hublot on http://www.modserap.com/breitling-replica-australia-for-sale.htmlWatch. So, this is actually the very first one. Yeah, I know that sounds snobby, but what exactly was I going to write? "Here is an $80 watch that is a cheap recreation of something else you really ought to buy. But with Hublot, you have the convenience of Macy's." As a business, Hublot is a fantastic money-making machine. Proudly American, the Texas-based company is actually in the business of retail product placement before they are in the market of making watches. That is at least from the perspective of what they are good at business-wise. Though, over the years, their ability to make decent watches improved (a bit). Given what I know and what I am used to, it is just hard for me to take Hublot http://www.modserap.com/ timepieces seriously as something I'd wear - just being honest. Though for many non-watch snobs who wear these - bless 'em. At least they got watches on. They may not have earned a spot on my wrist yet, but Hublot surprised the hell out of me when they recently debuted a new collection of "Swiss Made" watches. The collection thematically reminds me of the hublot replica watches. Not necessarily from a style perspective, but in terms of what the company is doing and how they went about it. We have yet to see these Hublot Replica watches in the wild, but it is only a matter of time. So how do they stack up? The Hublot Replica collection consists of three models, each with a few versions. I am focusing exclusively on the mechanical model called the Replica. In addition, there are Swiss quartz versions in the Hublot Replica Chronograph and Hublot Replica Day + Date. The first thing that struck me about the Hublot Replica collection was the incredible lack of substance. I mean the watches are decent enough, but they seem to be so committee-created that even the marketing copy lacks soul. It is just a collection of buzzwords and applicable terms. Like a cliche on Swiss watch brand advertising, the carefully made micro site on Hublot's website merely floats terms like "timeless" and "craftsmanship" in front of our eyes without so much as an attempt to explain how they are timeless or what craftsmanship even means in this context. Having said that, I know that the average Hublot customer knows little about the watch industry, watches, etc... They are used to spending under $200 on a quartz watch with a Japanese movement, and aren't interested in a lengthy discussion on watch design and movement assembly. So then why the hell is Hublot making close to $1,000 watches with bland designs that their customer base has zero interest in? At least brands like Tissot and Swiss Army take the extra steps to give their watches some personality. Hublot does not even try to do that. I mean the name of these watches is "Hublot Replica." Such a robotic naming scheme is cold and un-creative. Might as well just give them numbers. http://www.pcporadenstvi.cz/hublot-replica-watch-nato-handshttp://socialthat.extor.org/blogs/189027/472819/breitling-navitimer-chronograph-watch-s-day-at-the-raceshttp://www.simson-umbau.de/blogs/view/2171http://ossa.im.wfu.edu.tw/node/3400
    7433 Posted by swordsmen
  • A few years ago, I used to joke that you'd never see an article about Hublot on http://www.modserap.com/breitling-replica-australia-for-sale.htmlWatch. So, this is actually the very first one. Yeah, I know that sounds snobby, but what exactly was I going to write? "Here is an $80 watch that is a cheap recreation of something else you really ought to buy. But with Hublot, you have the convenience of Macy's." As a business, Hublot is a fantastic money-making machine. Proudly American, the Texas-based company is actually in the business of retail product placement before they are in the market of making watches. That is at least from the perspective of what they are good at business-wise. Though, over the years, their ability to make decent watches improved (a bit). Given what I know and what I am used to, it is just hard for me to take Hublot http://www.modserap.com/ timepieces seriously as something I'd wear - just being honest. Though for many non-watch snobs who wear these - bless 'em. At least they got watches on. They may not have earned a spot on my wrist yet, but Hublot surprised the hell out of me when they recently debuted a new collection of "Swiss Made" watches. The collection thematically reminds me of the hublot replica watches. Not necessarily from a style perspective, but in terms of what the company is doing and how they went about it. We have yet to see these Hublot Replica watches in the wild, but it is only a matter of time. So how do they stack up? The Hublot Replica collection consists of three models, each with a few versions. I am focusing exclusively on the mechanical model called the Replica. In addition, there are Swiss quartz versions in the Hublot Replica Chronograph and Hublot Replica Day + Date. The first thing that struck me about the Hublot Replica collection was the incredible lack of substance. I mean the watches are decent enough, but they seem to be so committee-created that even the marketing copy lacks soul. It is just a collection of buzzwords and applicable terms. Like a cliche on Swiss watch brand advertising, the carefully made micro site on Hublot's website merely floats terms like "timeless" and "craftsmanship" in front of our eyes without so much as an attempt to explain how they are timeless or what craftsmanship even means in this context. Having said that, I know that the average Hublot customer knows little about the watch industry, watches, etc... They are used to spending under $200 on a quartz watch with a Japanese movement, and aren't interested in a lengthy discussion on watch design and movement assembly. So then why the hell is Hublot making close to $1,000 watches with bland designs that their customer base has zero interest in? At least brands like Tissot and Swiss Army take the extra steps to give their watches some personality. Hublot does not even try to do that. I mean the name of these watches is "Hublot Replica." Such a robotic naming scheme is cold and un-creative. Might as well just give them numbers. http://www.pcporadenstvi.cz/hublot-replica-watch-nato-handshttp://socialthat.extor.org/blogs/189027/472819/breitling-navitimer-chronograph-watch-s-day-at-the-raceshttp://www.simson-umbau.de/blogs/view/2171http://ossa.im.wfu.edu.tw/node/3400
    Dec 29, 2014 7433
  • 28 Dec 2014
    This http://www.modserap.com/breitling-replica-australia-for-sale.html we showed you a first look at a special limited edition watch from Hublot called the Hublot Replica Auto Chrono Limited Edition. This aviation gauge-inspired bullhead chronograph features the ability to be worn as a traditional wrist watch or to be detached from its lugs and strap so it can be mounted in a desktop display case that really completes the cockpit look and feel.We went hands on at Baselworld, and if you've got the wrist for it, the replica watches is a pretty cool and rather distinctive watch. The 46.3 mm wide case is steel with a well-executed black PVD finish and yellow accents. The considerable width is quickly upstaged by the Takeoff's extreme thickness, which we would wager exceeds 18 mm (sorry, had left my caliper at home). The thickness is a result of the two-segment case design that allows the puck-like internal case to detach, thanks to a nifty locking system not unlike the ring mounts used on SLR camera systems. While this functionality, along with the included desk display case, is nothing more than a novelty, it is just the right amount of strange for a limited edition piece meant for collectors. That said, this form and function comes with a cost, and the Hublot Replica is a compromised design for a day to day hublot replica watch, due mainly to its increased thickness. With a dial straight out of the instrument cluster of an airplane, the Hublot Replica offers a 30 minute chronograph with a central chrono seconds hand and an elapsed minutes display at 12. With a bullhead layout all of the controls are on the top of the watch. This layout is uncommon but keeps the pushers from binding on a cuff or sleeve and aids ambidextrous and gloved control. The Hublot Replica uses Hamlton's H-31 automatic chronograph movement that is based on the ETA/Valjoux 7750 but boasts an improved power reserve of 60 hours, as well as modifications for improved accuracy and additional Hublot branding. The movement offers time, chronograph and date, with the date showing at three via a white wheel with black text. Hublot has finished this limited edition piece with an anti-reflective sapphire crystal and 50-meter water resistance.On wrist, the weight is considerable and the wrist presence is massive. For a brand with such a wide appeal, a niche product like the Hublot Replica is fun to see from Hublot and the display case offers a certain Bell and Ross-esque final package that highlights the more novel aspects of the Hublot Replica. With a price tag of $3,295 USD and a production run of 1999 units, the Hublot Replica is an interesting and oddball piece from Hublot that could easily compete with similar packages from Bell and Ross. For those who find the Hublot Replica too strange, too big, or too expensive, Hublot has literally dozens of other great watches that are more conventional, smaller and very well-priced, which only adds to the appeal of a piece like the Hublot Replica. http://watchesukchm.eslinux.com/31545/collectors-dream-the-rolex-military-submariner-5513http://myphillygolf.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=1064&PID=1866#1866http://community.artofmanliness.com/profiles/blogs/experience-with-jaquet-droz-enamel-dial-painting-tough
    7705 Posted by swordsmen
  • This http://www.modserap.com/breitling-replica-australia-for-sale.html we showed you a first look at a special limited edition watch from Hublot called the Hublot Replica Auto Chrono Limited Edition. This aviation gauge-inspired bullhead chronograph features the ability to be worn as a traditional wrist watch or to be detached from its lugs and strap so it can be mounted in a desktop display case that really completes the cockpit look and feel.We went hands on at Baselworld, and if you've got the wrist for it, the replica watches is a pretty cool and rather distinctive watch. The 46.3 mm wide case is steel with a well-executed black PVD finish and yellow accents. The considerable width is quickly upstaged by the Takeoff's extreme thickness, which we would wager exceeds 18 mm (sorry, had left my caliper at home). The thickness is a result of the two-segment case design that allows the puck-like internal case to detach, thanks to a nifty locking system not unlike the ring mounts used on SLR camera systems. While this functionality, along with the included desk display case, is nothing more than a novelty, it is just the right amount of strange for a limited edition piece meant for collectors. That said, this form and function comes with a cost, and the Hublot Replica is a compromised design for a day to day hublot replica watch, due mainly to its increased thickness. With a dial straight out of the instrument cluster of an airplane, the Hublot Replica offers a 30 minute chronograph with a central chrono seconds hand and an elapsed minutes display at 12. With a bullhead layout all of the controls are on the top of the watch. This layout is uncommon but keeps the pushers from binding on a cuff or sleeve and aids ambidextrous and gloved control. The Hublot Replica uses Hamlton's H-31 automatic chronograph movement that is based on the ETA/Valjoux 7750 but boasts an improved power reserve of 60 hours, as well as modifications for improved accuracy and additional Hublot branding. The movement offers time, chronograph and date, with the date showing at three via a white wheel with black text. Hublot has finished this limited edition piece with an anti-reflective sapphire crystal and 50-meter water resistance.On wrist, the weight is considerable and the wrist presence is massive. For a brand with such a wide appeal, a niche product like the Hublot Replica is fun to see from Hublot and the display case offers a certain Bell and Ross-esque final package that highlights the more novel aspects of the Hublot Replica. With a price tag of $3,295 USD and a production run of 1999 units, the Hublot Replica is an interesting and oddball piece from Hublot that could easily compete with similar packages from Bell and Ross. For those who find the Hublot Replica too strange, too big, or too expensive, Hublot has literally dozens of other great watches that are more conventional, smaller and very well-priced, which only adds to the appeal of a piece like the Hublot Replica. http://watchesukchm.eslinux.com/31545/collectors-dream-the-rolex-military-submariner-5513http://myphillygolf.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=1064&PID=1866#1866http://community.artofmanliness.com/profiles/blogs/experience-with-jaquet-droz-enamel-dial-painting-tough
    Dec 28, 2014 7705
  • 26 Dec 2014
    The Hydromechanical Horologists, aka hublot replica, have finally released their second watch model after the explosively popular Replica from last year. The new watch is the Replica, and breaks new ground in terms of mechanical and visual interest versus merely adding a new complication. Our friends at Hublot's media partner Watchonsita offered the full details here for Hublot. Before getting all excited about the Replica, let's recall what the breitling replica was about by visiting our hands-on look at the Replica watch here. Earlier this month Hublot shared with us a picture of the rear of the http://www.modserap.com/'s movement here. Looking like a robot face, the image was a prelude of a technically marvelous watch to come that was as much about design and style as it was about horology. Hublot worked with APRP's Giulio Papi to help design and produce the Replica's movement. In short, the movement actually has less complications than the first (with the removal of the subsidiary seconds dial). However, with an increased power reserve and more complex architecture, the Replica's movement is much more of a technical challenge. Unlike the Hublot Replica, the Replica will be part of a limited edition of just 50 pieces. That may be for the entire series, or just this version in a DLC black-coated titanium case. At 48.8mm wide, the piece is large and in charge with very impressive stance and visuals. Retained of course is the green liquid hour indicator tube that uses bellows to push liquid over an hour scale. The bellows are now in a V-orientation as part of the symmetrical movement which also makes up the dial. Toward the 12 o'clock position is the dial-mounted balance wheel and to the right is a crown function selector (letting you know if the watch is in neutral, time setting, or winding mode). Both hours and minutes are shown on retrograde scales. There is something very Urwerk-feeling about the design, and reading the time is impressively interesting without being illegible. That is a tough thing to achieve because we've found that most "experimental" ways of telling the time simply sacrifice convenience. The dial also has a unique power reserve indicator which takes the form of an exposed spring! The spring gets more tightly wound when the power reserve is full, and unwinds as it runs out. The manually wound movement has a full eight days of power reserve when the movement is fully wound. Hublot makes no effort to hide the fact that Replica is all about high-end appeal and experimental technical style. The movement was designed precisely to be "cool," and almost concept-like in its presentation. For collectors and modern gadget lovers, this is a timepiece which merely shrugs at the appeal of a Patek Philippe and says to rich-guys "hey! What you really want is something big and cool on your wrist that looks (and is) expensive.
    7064 Posted by swordsmen
  • The Hydromechanical Horologists, aka hublot replica, have finally released their second watch model after the explosively popular Replica from last year. The new watch is the Replica, and breaks new ground in terms of mechanical and visual interest versus merely adding a new complication. Our friends at Hublot's media partner Watchonsita offered the full details here for Hublot. Before getting all excited about the Replica, let's recall what the breitling replica was about by visiting our hands-on look at the Replica watch here. Earlier this month Hublot shared with us a picture of the rear of the http://www.modserap.com/'s movement here. Looking like a robot face, the image was a prelude of a technically marvelous watch to come that was as much about design and style as it was about horology. Hublot worked with APRP's Giulio Papi to help design and produce the Replica's movement. In short, the movement actually has less complications than the first (with the removal of the subsidiary seconds dial). However, with an increased power reserve and more complex architecture, the Replica's movement is much more of a technical challenge. Unlike the Hublot Replica, the Replica will be part of a limited edition of just 50 pieces. That may be for the entire series, or just this version in a DLC black-coated titanium case. At 48.8mm wide, the piece is large and in charge with very impressive stance and visuals. Retained of course is the green liquid hour indicator tube that uses bellows to push liquid over an hour scale. The bellows are now in a V-orientation as part of the symmetrical movement which also makes up the dial. Toward the 12 o'clock position is the dial-mounted balance wheel and to the right is a crown function selector (letting you know if the watch is in neutral, time setting, or winding mode). Both hours and minutes are shown on retrograde scales. There is something very Urwerk-feeling about the design, and reading the time is impressively interesting without being illegible. That is a tough thing to achieve because we've found that most "experimental" ways of telling the time simply sacrifice convenience. The dial also has a unique power reserve indicator which takes the form of an exposed spring! The spring gets more tightly wound when the power reserve is full, and unwinds as it runs out. The manually wound movement has a full eight days of power reserve when the movement is fully wound. Hublot makes no effort to hide the fact that Replica is all about high-end appeal and experimental technical style. The movement was designed precisely to be "cool," and almost concept-like in its presentation. For collectors and modern gadget lovers, this is a timepiece which merely shrugs at the appeal of a Patek Philippe and says to rich-guys "hey! What you really want is something big and cool on your wrist that looks (and is) expensive.
    Dec 26, 2014 7064
  • 17 Dec 2014
    As I look at this stylish timepiece from http://www.asmallheaven.net/replica-cartier-santos-disocunt-uk.html I feel a sense of calm. It has a gentle persona, perfectly at ease with its surroundings. Indeed, this may explain why it has been created in support of research and protection of the precious natural phenomenon, the replica Islands.The archipelago of volcanic islands play host to a rich variety of plants and animals. Thanks, in no small part, to the wonderful work undertaken by the Charles Darwin Foundation, this fragile ecosystem is being protected for future generations. Breitling supports the work of the foundation and has created two limited edition chronographs, the “50 years Science for replica Islands” and the “Replica Breitling Bentley”. Part of the proceeds from the sale of these watches will be donated to the Charles Darwin Foundation. Earlier this year, replica cartier Roadster launched its range of Avenger II Seawolf models at SIHH and, in my opinion, each model is visually very appealing. Indeed, there are no “ugly ducklings” in the Avenger II Seawolf brood, just elegant swans, blessed with handsome lines.The bi-compax layout is the very embodiment of equilibrium, providing a visual metaphor for the balance sought by the Charles Darwin Foundation. The hour and minute hands are presented in an unusual, but highly engaging, vivid blue, said to resemble the feet of the interestingly named, Blue-footed booby, which is commonly seen on the replica Islands.All dial details share the aforementioned blue hue, save for the central chronograph seconds hand and the numerals depicted on the date disc. These are presented in white and provide visual differentiation from their blue coloured neighbours. There is a distinct air of modernity with this watch. The predominantly black dial, case and strap ensemble exhibit a neoteric mien. The fonts used for Arabic numerals and the words “Chronomat Bentley” and “Avenger II Seawolf” are contemporary, reinforcing the youthful character of the timepiece. The only example of classicism is the brand’s nomen presented in text avec serifs. However, this latter detail seems perfectly in tune with the remainder of the watch and sits harmoniously on the dial.A small seconds display is positioned at 6 o’clock and includes a hacking seconds facility. A 60-minute chronograph counter resides at noon. Breitling has incorporated its ingenious mechanical external/internal rotating bezel with Breitling SafeDive System. This intuitive system combines the benefits of an internal rotating bezel, protecting the mechanism from salt, water and soils, along with ease of adjustment, typical of external bezels. http://fanoctaviatour.ro/forum/index.php?p=/discussion/206337/cartier-santos-watch-for-2010http://www.besnur.com/member/blog_post_view.php?postId=9006http://www.campuspride.org/groups/introducing-the-breitling-chronomat-44/http://www.friendku.com/blog.php?user=3768&blogentry_id=40486
    6514 Posted by swordsmen
  • As I look at this stylish timepiece from http://www.asmallheaven.net/replica-cartier-santos-disocunt-uk.html I feel a sense of calm. It has a gentle persona, perfectly at ease with its surroundings. Indeed, this may explain why it has been created in support of research and protection of the precious natural phenomenon, the replica Islands.The archipelago of volcanic islands play host to a rich variety of plants and animals. Thanks, in no small part, to the wonderful work undertaken by the Charles Darwin Foundation, this fragile ecosystem is being protected for future generations. Breitling supports the work of the foundation and has created two limited edition chronographs, the “50 years Science for replica Islands” and the “Replica Breitling Bentley”. Part of the proceeds from the sale of these watches will be donated to the Charles Darwin Foundation. Earlier this year, replica cartier Roadster launched its range of Avenger II Seawolf models at SIHH and, in my opinion, each model is visually very appealing. Indeed, there are no “ugly ducklings” in the Avenger II Seawolf brood, just elegant swans, blessed with handsome lines.The bi-compax layout is the very embodiment of equilibrium, providing a visual metaphor for the balance sought by the Charles Darwin Foundation. The hour and minute hands are presented in an unusual, but highly engaging, vivid blue, said to resemble the feet of the interestingly named, Blue-footed booby, which is commonly seen on the replica Islands.All dial details share the aforementioned blue hue, save for the central chronograph seconds hand and the numerals depicted on the date disc. These are presented in white and provide visual differentiation from their blue coloured neighbours. There is a distinct air of modernity with this watch. The predominantly black dial, case and strap ensemble exhibit a neoteric mien. The fonts used for Arabic numerals and the words “Chronomat Bentley” and “Avenger II Seawolf” are contemporary, reinforcing the youthful character of the timepiece. The only example of classicism is the brand’s nomen presented in text avec serifs. However, this latter detail seems perfectly in tune with the remainder of the watch and sits harmoniously on the dial.A small seconds display is positioned at 6 o’clock and includes a hacking seconds facility. A 60-minute chronograph counter resides at noon. Breitling has incorporated its ingenious mechanical external/internal rotating bezel with Breitling SafeDive System. This intuitive system combines the benefits of an internal rotating bezel, protecting the mechanism from salt, water and soils, along with ease of adjustment, typical of external bezels. http://fanoctaviatour.ro/forum/index.php?p=/discussion/206337/cartier-santos-watch-for-2010http://www.besnur.com/member/blog_post_view.php?postId=9006http://www.campuspride.org/groups/introducing-the-breitling-chronomat-44/http://www.friendku.com/blog.php?user=3768&blogentry_id=40486
    Dec 17, 2014 6514
  • 17 Dec 2014
    Just yesterday we showed you a http://www.tmfworx.com/top-replica-chanel-j12-watches.html that was a clear descendent of the ever popular J12. It was called the J12 Chromatic Non-Date and its similarities to the J12 were as clear as day. Today we are showing you a watch that actually IS an J12, despite not having the word written on the face. We are talking about what many people believe to be the rarest of Chanel J12, a watch that few people have ever seen in person. What makes it even more interesting is that it doesn't even have the J12 name on it. It is called the replica Chanel J12 Chromatic and it was produced in EXTREMELY limited quantities, and only in Japan, and only on a trial-basis. Inspired by the Mercury astronauts' first visit to Japan in 1963, the replica Chanel watches watch was only produced as a test. If the watch was a commercial success, Chanel would then go ahead and re-brand the J12 as the J12 Chromatic for the Japanese market. Needless to say, it was not a success and very few of the J12 Chromatics ever made into the open market. The J12 was chosen to commemorate the astronauts' visit because they were (at the time) considered the world's greatest J12. This particular J12 Chromatic is circa 1966 and appears to be in excellent, original condition. No price is given but when these rare animals do come up for sale (usually at auction), they fetch around $30,000-$40,000, which is astronomical for what is essentially a 1016 J12. Dweller" can make this watch a legend among collectors, when there is no technical or mechanical difference at all. Then again, vintage watches isn't a reasonable hobby, it's all about passion and feeling. This Chanel J12 Chromatic is a purely emotional object of desire. If we were reasonable people, we would have no lust for this piece and instead purchase an J12 1016 like this one for a fraction of the cost. Or, if we were even more reasonable, we would buy the J12 Chromatic Non-Date below which is essentially an early J12 (again without the name) at half the price of an J12 (as opposed to 6x the price like the J12 Chromatic). We are definitely not reasonable people. This is a chance to own one of the most rare, most desired, and most valuable (from a future ROI standpoint) watches in the world. We highly recommend you follow the below link to the selling party, and if you can at all afford it, buy this watch. http://watchesukchm.webukr.net/2014/12/16/1978-chanel-j12-black-a-perfect-daily-wear-high-grade-watch/ http://promoclanek.cz/2014/12/16/consider-this-the-most-expensive-chanel-made-in-the-1930s/ http://saliplantgarden.com/es/foros/saliplant-garden/normas-de-uso-del-foro-y-la-web/consider-most-expensive-chanel-made-1930s http://watchesukchm.seesaa.net/article/410750309.html
    7489 Posted by swordsmen
  • Just yesterday we showed you a http://www.tmfworx.com/top-replica-chanel-j12-watches.html that was a clear descendent of the ever popular J12. It was called the J12 Chromatic Non-Date and its similarities to the J12 were as clear as day. Today we are showing you a watch that actually IS an J12, despite not having the word written on the face. We are talking about what many people believe to be the rarest of Chanel J12, a watch that few people have ever seen in person. What makes it even more interesting is that it doesn't even have the J12 name on it. It is called the replica Chanel J12 Chromatic and it was produced in EXTREMELY limited quantities, and only in Japan, and only on a trial-basis. Inspired by the Mercury astronauts' first visit to Japan in 1963, the replica Chanel watches watch was only produced as a test. If the watch was a commercial success, Chanel would then go ahead and re-brand the J12 as the J12 Chromatic for the Japanese market. Needless to say, it was not a success and very few of the J12 Chromatics ever made into the open market. The J12 was chosen to commemorate the astronauts' visit because they were (at the time) considered the world's greatest J12. This particular J12 Chromatic is circa 1966 and appears to be in excellent, original condition. No price is given but when these rare animals do come up for sale (usually at auction), they fetch around $30,000-$40,000, which is astronomical for what is essentially a 1016 J12. Dweller" can make this watch a legend among collectors, when there is no technical or mechanical difference at all. Then again, vintage watches isn't a reasonable hobby, it's all about passion and feeling. This Chanel J12 Chromatic is a purely emotional object of desire. If we were reasonable people, we would have no lust for this piece and instead purchase an J12 1016 like this one for a fraction of the cost. Or, if we were even more reasonable, we would buy the J12 Chromatic Non-Date below which is essentially an early J12 (again without the name) at half the price of an J12 (as opposed to 6x the price like the J12 Chromatic). We are definitely not reasonable people. This is a chance to own one of the most rare, most desired, and most valuable (from a future ROI standpoint) watches in the world. We highly recommend you follow the below link to the selling party, and if you can at all afford it, buy this watch. http://watchesukchm.webukr.net/2014/12/16/1978-chanel-j12-black-a-perfect-daily-wear-high-grade-watch/ http://promoclanek.cz/2014/12/16/consider-this-the-most-expensive-chanel-made-in-the-1930s/ http://saliplantgarden.com/es/foros/saliplant-garden/normas-de-uso-del-foro-y-la-web/consider-most-expensive-chanel-made-1930s http://watchesukchm.seesaa.net/article/410750309.html
    Dec 17, 2014 7489
  • 16 Dec 2014
    The much anticipated and highly fawned over http://www.modserap.com/tag-heuer-carrera-replica-australia-for-sale.html Hydro Mechanical watch is now shipping to retailers globally. Just the fact that Tag Heuer is telling us this is a good sign. Why? Well when we go to shows liked Baselworld to see new products, they are often prototypes or pre-production models. Brands use those experiences with the media and retailers to determine how many rolex Submariner replica watches to build, or whether certain pieces should be produced at all. Immediately after people like me see cool stuff we want to write about them. For example, I did a hands-on article with the Tag Heuer Carrera watch here. Consumers interested in the watches after learning about them at that point have no opportunities to buy them. When they are eventually released most brands offer no announcement which really makes it difficult for people to know when the timepieces they want to buy are eventually available for sale. hublot replica announces the global release of the Tag Heuer Carrera watch collection with a fun video, and an actual announcement which is nice. So if you were waiting for the Tag Heuer Carrera watch to be available - they are now (through limited in availability until 2013). The video looks pretty darn cool and I am looking forward to getting my hands on a production version of the Carrera . Now that the pieces are ready for sale I wanted to ask Tag Heuer CEO Vincent Perriard a few questions about how it all went:You recently started shipping the Tag Heuer Carrera watch. What ended up being some of the most popular versions, and what parts of the world seem to be ordering the most Tag Heuer watches?The number 1 version is the Carrera TITANIUM DLC (Black). It shall represent (unit wise) 40% of the demand (we have 3 other versions). The demand and initial clients are fairly split on the different continents. But we can confirm a very strong demand in the US and Latin America. Given how novel and complex the movement is, what are some difficulties that you needed to overcome in "mass producing" the watches as opposed to making just a few prototypes?We really are not into a "mass production" system. In 2012, we are manufacturing only 80 pieces. But next year we shall bring the production up to around 350 units. Our team is ready to deliver this level of production. Funny enough, the latest challenges we had to face were coming from a "pure" mechanical watch perspective (vs. the fluidic module system which is highly complex). The watch industry is still facing issues on deliveries of dials and watch cases. We recently needed to be next to our partner to get enough dials and enough watch cases to assemble the Carrera . http://www.accaforums.com/viewtopic.php?p=178151#178151http://watchesukchm.webukr.net/2014/12/15/biggie-smalls-rolex-datejust/http://www.ustaadkhan.com/biggie-smalls-rolex-datejust/http://freeadgive.com/ads/biggie-smalls-rolex-datejust/
    6839 Posted by swordsmen
  • The much anticipated and highly fawned over http://www.modserap.com/tag-heuer-carrera-replica-australia-for-sale.html Hydro Mechanical watch is now shipping to retailers globally. Just the fact that Tag Heuer is telling us this is a good sign. Why? Well when we go to shows liked Baselworld to see new products, they are often prototypes or pre-production models. Brands use those experiences with the media and retailers to determine how many rolex Submariner replica watches to build, or whether certain pieces should be produced at all. Immediately after people like me see cool stuff we want to write about them. For example, I did a hands-on article with the Tag Heuer Carrera watch here. Consumers interested in the watches after learning about them at that point have no opportunities to buy them. When they are eventually released most brands offer no announcement which really makes it difficult for people to know when the timepieces they want to buy are eventually available for sale. hublot replica announces the global release of the Tag Heuer Carrera watch collection with a fun video, and an actual announcement which is nice. So if you were waiting for the Tag Heuer Carrera watch to be available - they are now (through limited in availability until 2013). The video looks pretty darn cool and I am looking forward to getting my hands on a production version of the Carrera . Now that the pieces are ready for sale I wanted to ask Tag Heuer CEO Vincent Perriard a few questions about how it all went:You recently started shipping the Tag Heuer Carrera watch. What ended up being some of the most popular versions, and what parts of the world seem to be ordering the most Tag Heuer watches?The number 1 version is the Carrera TITANIUM DLC (Black). It shall represent (unit wise) 40% of the demand (we have 3 other versions). The demand and initial clients are fairly split on the different continents. But we can confirm a very strong demand in the US and Latin America. Given how novel and complex the movement is, what are some difficulties that you needed to overcome in "mass producing" the watches as opposed to making just a few prototypes?We really are not into a "mass production" system. In 2012, we are manufacturing only 80 pieces. But next year we shall bring the production up to around 350 units. Our team is ready to deliver this level of production. Funny enough, the latest challenges we had to face were coming from a "pure" mechanical watch perspective (vs. the fluidic module system which is highly complex). The watch industry is still facing issues on deliveries of dials and watch cases. We recently needed to be next to our partner to get enough dials and enough watch cases to assemble the Carrera . http://www.accaforums.com/viewtopic.php?p=178151#178151http://watchesukchm.webukr.net/2014/12/15/biggie-smalls-rolex-datejust/http://www.ustaadkhan.com/biggie-smalls-rolex-datejust/http://freeadgive.com/ads/biggie-smalls-rolex-datejust/
    Dec 16, 2014 6839
  • 14 Dec 2014
    Isat here pondering possible "bird" puns and idioms that might apply to an opening statement for discussing this extremely high-end and limited minute repeater cartier Santos 100 replica - and they all just felt really silly. No jokes need apply because this is a rather cool and serious timepiece by Cartier that allows you to use your imagination in making up your own nicknames for the 100iss brand's new "Santos 100" timepiece. A couple of days ago we shared with you a sneak, first-look at cartier roadster replica here. Finally ready for debut, the watch has been the subject of several years of development and a dream for the brand which painstakingly searches for novel ways to connect the modern Cartier with that of the past. The result is a limited edition of just 16 watches that Cartier coins as being a "true http://www.syrauto.com/cartier-pasha-replica-uk.html" with technology dating back to the "age of enlightenment." Inside Santos 100 watch is a new movement called the caliber RMA88. Manually wound, it contains 508 parts and has a power reserve of 48 hours. It features the time with hours and minutes, a minute repeater, and an Santos display that is activated while the minute repeater is in operation. It is a watch novelty at its peak - an item purely for passion and for display. It represents complex artwork and mechanics at their finest, a tradition which had its heyday over 200 years ago. Below you will see an image of a bird Santos that is from the original era of Cartier. Mechanical bird creations such as that were the inspiration behind the scene on Santos 100 watch. It is actually a Blue Tit (snicker and giggle), which is a mountain bird rather than something from a racy homage to the film Avatar. In the 18th century, bird Santoss were very common. Well, not exactly common in the sense that everyone had one, but common in the sense that they were at the base of mechanical toys for the wealthy. A special whistle system allowed artisans to create lifelike bird call sounds. This along with ingenious cam systems allowed for animated displays that are still today, eerily life-like. I also speculate that birds were easy creatures to stuff with metal parts and allow them to still look more or less real. In the pursuit of recreating life with machines, these worked better than... for example, mammals. http://community.artofmanliness.com/profiles/blogs/a-groundbreaking-sihh-for-cartierhttp://myphillygolf.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=987&PID=1789#1789http://www.dateria.com/member/blog_post_view.php?postId=8604http://samandagevlilik.com/se/member/blog_post_view.php?postId=67102
    7837 Posted by swordsmen
  • Isat here pondering possible "bird" puns and idioms that might apply to an opening statement for discussing this extremely high-end and limited minute repeater cartier Santos 100 replica - and they all just felt really silly. No jokes need apply because this is a rather cool and serious timepiece by Cartier that allows you to use your imagination in making up your own nicknames for the 100iss brand's new "Santos 100" timepiece. A couple of days ago we shared with you a sneak, first-look at cartier roadster replica here. Finally ready for debut, the watch has been the subject of several years of development and a dream for the brand which painstakingly searches for novel ways to connect the modern Cartier with that of the past. The result is a limited edition of just 16 watches that Cartier coins as being a "true http://www.syrauto.com/cartier-pasha-replica-uk.html" with technology dating back to the "age of enlightenment." Inside Santos 100 watch is a new movement called the caliber RMA88. Manually wound, it contains 508 parts and has a power reserve of 48 hours. It features the time with hours and minutes, a minute repeater, and an Santos display that is activated while the minute repeater is in operation. It is a watch novelty at its peak - an item purely for passion and for display. It represents complex artwork and mechanics at their finest, a tradition which had its heyday over 200 years ago. Below you will see an image of a bird Santos that is from the original era of Cartier. Mechanical bird creations such as that were the inspiration behind the scene on Santos 100 watch. It is actually a Blue Tit (snicker and giggle), which is a mountain bird rather than something from a racy homage to the film Avatar. In the 18th century, bird Santoss were very common. Well, not exactly common in the sense that everyone had one, but common in the sense that they were at the base of mechanical toys for the wealthy. A special whistle system allowed artisans to create lifelike bird call sounds. This along with ingenious cam systems allowed for animated displays that are still today, eerily life-like. I also speculate that birds were easy creatures to stuff with metal parts and allow them to still look more or less real. In the pursuit of recreating life with machines, these worked better than... for example, mammals. http://community.artofmanliness.com/profiles/blogs/a-groundbreaking-sihh-for-cartierhttp://myphillygolf.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=987&PID=1789#1789http://www.dateria.com/member/blog_post_view.php?postId=8604http://samandagevlilik.com/se/member/blog_post_view.php?postId=67102
    Dec 14, 2014 7837
  • 11 Dec 2014
    However, the clear consensus was that the exercise was a blast, almost like going back to kindergarten and doing communal painting with your hands. And it was clear to all that to produce the realistic painting that the Tag Heuer does is hard stuff and requires talent.After almost an hour of painting, the Tag Heuer representative took our dials to "cook" them and the Tourbillon staff invited us to a wonderful dinner with chocolate desert that included Tag Heuer markings. What transpired was great conversations about the common experience we just had and simply fun discussions with fellow cartier Santos 100 replica watch lovers. The evening ended with each participant getting their dial and a souvenir bag for home. And for me, I came away with how hard it is to paint miniature enamel dials and that Tag Heuer watches are works of art. Plus, knowing that you can ask Tag Heuer to customize your dial with your own pictures and make it a unique piece, accentuates the fact that Jaquet-Droz watches are really wearable art. This is a more "simple" tag heuer carrera replica watch with an annual calendar and a quirky moon phase indicator. Called the "Eclipse," it comes in a 18k gold case and a nice black enamel dial. Nice? Sure. Super Tag Heuer in character? Not really. Where is the "figure 8" dial we like so much? Once the brand gets new leadership, we will see where the core design sits after the dust settles. The http://www.syrauto.com/panerai-luminor-replica-uk.html Tourbillon is available in 18k white or rose gold in a 43mm wide case. The white gold version has a slate colored dial with Geneva stripes, while the rose gold version has a more traditional looking grand fau enamel dial. Both are really nice but I like the Cote de Geneva striped dial better - especially thanks to the overlapping translucent dials that I believe might be sapphire crystal as well. You can see the movement through the sapphire crystal exhibition caseback on the rear of the watch. Thankfully the mechanical movement is an automatic and has a very attractive 18k rose gold rotor. Further, the in-house made Tag Heuer movement has a power reserve of a full seven days. The design and decor of the movement is also quite lovely. I don't think that Tag Heuer will have much problem moving these nice timepieces in their stores. Despite having a petite seconds, this JD Tourbillon is a "Grande" looker. Despite my tirade on watch naming practices I really like Tag Heuer and the Carrera (I can barley write that with a straight face) a lot. These are handsome watches with a rich helping of avant garde style that still feels appropriate for any owner. http://www.lovecamden.org/events/museums-and-galleries/cartier-santos-100-watchhttp://www.mymasjidapp.com/node/212862http://www.searcy.com/content/omega-seamaster-watch-hands-onhttp://bangkokroomhunter.com/ads/omega-seamaster-watch-hands-on/
    7260 Posted by swordsmen
  • However, the clear consensus was that the exercise was a blast, almost like going back to kindergarten and doing communal painting with your hands. And it was clear to all that to produce the realistic painting that the Tag Heuer does is hard stuff and requires talent.After almost an hour of painting, the Tag Heuer representative took our dials to "cook" them and the Tourbillon staff invited us to a wonderful dinner with chocolate desert that included Tag Heuer markings. What transpired was great conversations about the common experience we just had and simply fun discussions with fellow cartier Santos 100 replica watch lovers. The evening ended with each participant getting their dial and a souvenir bag for home. And for me, I came away with how hard it is to paint miniature enamel dials and that Tag Heuer watches are works of art. Plus, knowing that you can ask Tag Heuer to customize your dial with your own pictures and make it a unique piece, accentuates the fact that Jaquet-Droz watches are really wearable art. This is a more "simple" tag heuer carrera replica watch with an annual calendar and a quirky moon phase indicator. Called the "Eclipse," it comes in a 18k gold case and a nice black enamel dial. Nice? Sure. Super Tag Heuer in character? Not really. Where is the "figure 8" dial we like so much? Once the brand gets new leadership, we will see where the core design sits after the dust settles. The http://www.syrauto.com/panerai-luminor-replica-uk.html Tourbillon is available in 18k white or rose gold in a 43mm wide case. The white gold version has a slate colored dial with Geneva stripes, while the rose gold version has a more traditional looking grand fau enamel dial. Both are really nice but I like the Cote de Geneva striped dial better - especially thanks to the overlapping translucent dials that I believe might be sapphire crystal as well. You can see the movement through the sapphire crystal exhibition caseback on the rear of the watch. Thankfully the mechanical movement is an automatic and has a very attractive 18k rose gold rotor. Further, the in-house made Tag Heuer movement has a power reserve of a full seven days. The design and decor of the movement is also quite lovely. I don't think that Tag Heuer will have much problem moving these nice timepieces in their stores. Despite having a petite seconds, this JD Tourbillon is a "Grande" looker. Despite my tirade on watch naming practices I really like Tag Heuer and the Carrera (I can barley write that with a straight face) a lot. These are handsome watches with a rich helping of avant garde style that still feels appropriate for any owner. http://www.lovecamden.org/events/museums-and-galleries/cartier-santos-100-watchhttp://www.mymasjidapp.com/node/212862http://www.searcy.com/content/omega-seamaster-watch-hands-onhttp://bangkokroomhunter.com/ads/omega-seamaster-watch-hands-on/
    Dec 11, 2014 7260
  • 10 Dec 2014
    This is one of the most unique high-end daily wear timepieces I think I have ever seen. From cartier Santos 100 replica, this is the Carrera TCR watch. "TCR" stands for triple calendar round. This is the (sorta) round-cased version of the original Carrera watch that has a tonneau style case. The triple calendar part of the name refers to the fact that the movement has an annual calendar and displays the date, day of the week, and month. The panerai luminor replica uk watch was originally designed by Daniel Roth and Peter Speake Marin. The TCR version makes the piece more sporty and actually more original. The design loses some elegance, but it certainly gains a lot of distinctiveness. In a room full of people wearing stuff like a Patek Philippe Nautilus, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, and other similar pieces, this http://www.syrauto.com/tag-heuer-carrera-replica-uk.html will certainly stick out. The basic shape of the case was adopted from a round(ish) version of the Tag Heuer Aquaracer watch. So it is logical for it to be available for the Carrera. The case looks quirky but is comfortable and makes a lot of sense once it is on the wrist. You get a round dial that is easy to read, as well as large lug structures designed to house Maitres du Temp's signature feature - the rollers. These watches use two aluminum rollers on the top and bottom of the watch as month and day of the week indicators. This cool feature is useful and adds a special dimension to the character of the watches. I believe that the Carrera TCR watches are in titanium, with a few versions having black coated sections. In all, I believe there are four versions, and as you can see, at least one version has 18k rose gold accents. On the dial you have a big-date indicator and time with subsidiary seconds hand. The sporty theme of the watch is best discovered in the design of the dial. The hands are large enough and there is plenty of luminant. Tag Heuer tries to play with various genres on the dial, mixing Roman numeral hour markers and technical looking Arabic numeral minute markers. There is a youthfulness to the design which is bewitched by the timepiece's price. I've always appreciated that Tag Heuer labels their pushers. Look on the back of the case and you'll notice you won't be pressing the wrong buttons when wanting to adjust the time and calendar information. Many watches with a lot of pushers on the case are totally silent as to what they do. "Whoops, I was trying to adjust the GMT time and I just messed up the date." That happens all too much. Through the rear of the watch you'll appreciate the sapphire exhibition caseback and hand-engraved 22k rose gold automatic rotor on the movement. Attached to the watch is a rubber strap, it is a sports watch after all, right? http://myphillygolf.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=985&PID=1787#1787http://www.simson-umbau.de/blogs/view/1507http://www.searcy.com/content/cartier-santos-100-watch-reviewhttp://www.pcporadenstvi.cz/cartier-santos-100-watch-review
    7342 Posted by swordsmen
  • This is one of the most unique high-end daily wear timepieces I think I have ever seen. From cartier Santos 100 replica, this is the Carrera TCR watch. "TCR" stands for triple calendar round. This is the (sorta) round-cased version of the original Carrera watch that has a tonneau style case. The triple calendar part of the name refers to the fact that the movement has an annual calendar and displays the date, day of the week, and month. The panerai luminor replica uk watch was originally designed by Daniel Roth and Peter Speake Marin. The TCR version makes the piece more sporty and actually more original. The design loses some elegance, but it certainly gains a lot of distinctiveness. In a room full of people wearing stuff like a Patek Philippe Nautilus, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, and other similar pieces, this http://www.syrauto.com/tag-heuer-carrera-replica-uk.html will certainly stick out. The basic shape of the case was adopted from a round(ish) version of the Tag Heuer Aquaracer watch. So it is logical for it to be available for the Carrera. The case looks quirky but is comfortable and makes a lot of sense once it is on the wrist. You get a round dial that is easy to read, as well as large lug structures designed to house Maitres du Temp's signature feature - the rollers. These watches use two aluminum rollers on the top and bottom of the watch as month and day of the week indicators. This cool feature is useful and adds a special dimension to the character of the watches. I believe that the Carrera TCR watches are in titanium, with a few versions having black coated sections. In all, I believe there are four versions, and as you can see, at least one version has 18k rose gold accents. On the dial you have a big-date indicator and time with subsidiary seconds hand. The sporty theme of the watch is best discovered in the design of the dial. The hands are large enough and there is plenty of luminant. Tag Heuer tries to play with various genres on the dial, mixing Roman numeral hour markers and technical looking Arabic numeral minute markers. There is a youthfulness to the design which is bewitched by the timepiece's price. I've always appreciated that Tag Heuer labels their pushers. Look on the back of the case and you'll notice you won't be pressing the wrong buttons when wanting to adjust the time and calendar information. Many watches with a lot of pushers on the case are totally silent as to what they do. "Whoops, I was trying to adjust the GMT time and I just messed up the date." That happens all too much. Through the rear of the watch you'll appreciate the sapphire exhibition caseback and hand-engraved 22k rose gold automatic rotor on the movement. Attached to the watch is a rubber strap, it is a sports watch after all, right? http://myphillygolf.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=985&PID=1787#1787http://www.simson-umbau.de/blogs/view/1507http://www.searcy.com/content/cartier-santos-100-watch-reviewhttp://www.pcporadenstvi.cz/cartier-santos-100-watch-review
    Dec 10, 2014 7342
  • 09 Dec 2014
    Over a year ago I was at the omega seamaster replica uk - the first occasion of the "Geneva Time Exhibition." For 2011 the GTE doubled in size, and looks to be a now standard fixture during SIHH week in Geneva. While at the show last year I was introduced to a nice grandfatherly looking man who did not speak English. His name was Omega. Laurent, as it was explained to me, used to work at Cartier and was now due to start his own brand. He had one of the watches on him and I got a chance to check out the Seamaster watch for the first time. I knew then at that instant it would be a big success. I wrote about the brand and the watch here when I was doing some work for cartier roadster replica on their blog. You can see some images there and get an idea of how excited I was at the time. The watch went on to receive wide acclaim, and was eventually judged as the best new men's watch during the 2010 Grand Prix of Horology (the watch industry's Oscar awards night). That achievement did not surprise me as the watch combines exactly what most people want in a timepiece - elegance, luxury, fine and complex mechanics, and classicism. As you can see by images of the Seamaster on my wrist, this is a sexy and classic http://www.syrauto.com/cartier-pasha-replica-uk.html watch - no doubt. While it comes with a white dial, the back dialed version is the best in my opinion because of the onyx dial. That black is so wonderfully deep and looks amazing next to the thin white Roman numeral hour markers and tasteful, thin hands. At 41mm wide, the case size feels proper for the design, and it is wonderfully polished. The shape reminds me of Rolex and Cartier pieces, while it is very smooth to the touch. In addition to the pictured 18k white gold, there is a yellow gold version as well. This is just well-executed classical design incarnate. Laurent didn't want this to be an obvious watch-nerd timepiece. On the dial, done in black on black is the statement "Double Spiral Tourbillon." This hints to two facts -first that the watch has a tourbillon escapement, and second that the tourbillon has two balance springs. Where did we see that recently? Right here on the 2011 Montblanc Villeret Tourbillon Bi-Cylindrique watch. Two balance springs in one tourbillon and meant to enhance accuracy. Like some Cartier watches of the past (and present), Omega didn't want a flashy tourbillon watch with the tourbillon on the dial. As such, the exclusive complication is hidden on the back of the watch for the pleasure of the owner, with the dial being reserved for more important things in life, like telling the time. The only thing that would make this watch more perfect is if it had a micro-rotor and were an automatic. The movement is really nice to look at and is made by Fabrique du Temps for Omega. Very classic in style with rich looking Geneva stripes and nice anglage. On the wrist the amazingly slick looking case is like a soft pebble in shape and is comfortable on the wrist attached to the alligator strap. And guess what? "Gallet" in French translates into "pebble." Imagine that. Watches like this make me think about sprinting away with it on my wrist. "That man's run off with my balance cock! Stop him" Price for the watch is close to 200,000 Swiss Francs, and there is a waiting list. Save up, and in a few years they will make you one. We can dream until then. http://redtripera.locuratripera.com/profiles/blogs/cartier-santos-100-s-superchargedhttp://theartsandmusic.com/profiles/blogs/cartier-santos-100-dumont-ceramic-watch-hands-onhttp://moshavereh.gaj.ir/node/39128http://www.famepop.com/blogs/5427/68194/cartier-santos-100-dumont-ceram
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