A Guide To: Vintage Watches

Vintage may not always have the reliability or durability of a modern purchase but what it does offer is charm, history, originality. While it is easy to pop down to the shopping centre and pick a brand new Tag Heuer or Breitling, it might not be long before you find someone else with the same watch. However, if you take a little time to find a vintage watch, it is more likely to turn heads and start conversations because of its uniqueness.

Many of these vintage watches have seen little change in their designs for more than half a century. Their timeless appeal is in stark contrast to modern smartwatches and handsets that become virtually worthless in a few years as new software developments make them obsolete. Yes, the vintage watch may lack some modern conveniences, like a quick set date or sapphire crystal, but the very idea of tool watches was solidified in the ’60s with watches like the  Rolex Submariner  and  Omega Speedmaster.  While I don’t doubt that modern technologies can produce a tougher watch, how tough does your watch really need to be? If it was good enough for SEALAB and NASA, it’s definitely not going to let you down.

There are some vintage watches that are very expensive. That is not to say that vintage watch collectors are relegated to the top percentile of the world’s richest people! Indeed there are many other models that are relatively affordable. One of the most important factors that will determine the price of a vintage model is of course the brand and rarity of the piece.

As well as brand name and rarity, a famous or perhaps, infamous connection can increase the desirability of a piece. A 1969 Rolex Oyster Daytona Paul Newman model sold for more than £610’000 even though it had never been worn by the star and was simply named after the model he wore in the 1970’s. Similarly, Steve McQueen’s Swiss Replica Tag Heuer Monaco watch worn during the film LeMans also sold for around £500’000 in 2012.

All in all, a vintage watch is a remarkable work of craftsmanship; if looked after properly it will bring joy to the wearer for many years.

Tag Heuer Watches: Reviews on Carrera Calibre 1887 Chronograph 45mm

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The excellent chronograph design of this Carrera watch drawn from the TAG Heuer dashboard timer and the Carrera Mikrogirder concept watch, and the latter one won the highest honor – Aiguille d ‘Or in the Swiss watch making industry in Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix in 2012. It is featuring the black watch dial with the sun-light carving grain effect, the Arabic numeral time scale and the Silver polishing external contour supplementary timer, whose inspirations all come from the classic timers and car racing aesthetics.

The watch case of 45 mm in diameter has been dealt with polishing, fine grinding stainless steel and titanium processing, and coated with the black titanium carbide coating on both side of the watch bezel. The smoky grey sapphire crystal watch back shows clearly the Tag Heuer homemade Calibre 1887 movement. The watch strap is the black crocodile texture with the soft feeling, which is also matched with the black titanium metal folding clasp and safety button. This wrist watch in all aspects is in the way of  breaking through the tradition to salute the TAG Heuer pursuit in perfect performance.

TAG Heuer engineers and watchmakers are more willing and brave to challenge movement rules, and replace the general structure of escapement with micro or magnets. All kinds of the excellent result of the manufacture of watches have made TAG Heuer step into the top Swiss watch manufacturing circle, and has been the elite of the Fondation DE la Haute Horlogerie, FHH.

Strong as Steve McQueen and wonderful as the world top events, the 2014 edition Monaco Calibre follows the style of Monaco series, the new Tag Heuer watch has the strong fashion style and bold dark appearance, Black titanium carbide coating watchcase and watch crown, and the black watch dial is matching with the white luminous time scale, comparative and bright red small second hand with black small watch dial – all make it unique and attractive.

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All About The Beauty Of Ultra-Thin Watches

Nowadays, a watch has become a great companion in our life. Some people will prefer an over-sized watch to make a big statement. However there are still many people will love to wear more small and ultra-thin wristwatches.  They are a lean and clean timepieces that feel like you have next to nothing on your wrist. Here are 2 recent examples of timepieces that have set records for thinness in their respective categories.

Piaget Altiplano 900P

Piaget has long been associated with super-thin watches and holds records for thinness in several horological categories. Perhaps its most impressive world-first is the Altiplano 900P — the slimmest mechanical-movement watch in the world, bar none, at a case thickness of just 3.65 mm — that’s right, the case is thinner than the movements of the previous two watches. Piaget accomplished this feat by merging the movement with the case so that the inner caseback serves as the mainplate. The Piaget Altiplano is 38 mm in diameter and comes in rose gold ($26,200) and white gold ($27,800) cases.

Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic

At Baselworld 2017, Bulgari unveiled the Octo Finissimo Automatic, the brand’s latest work of wrist sculpture, which sets a record for the thinnest self-winding mechanical watch on the market. The case is a mere 5.15 millimeters thick (the movement itself is cut even thinner, at 2.23 millimeters). “It’s really like a coin,” said Jean-Christophe Babin, the chief executive of Bulgari.

Unlike their other two record breaking watches and as it’s name may let on, the newest Octo Finissimo is an automatic winding timepiece rather than manual wind. This in it’s own right makes this even more impressive as the rotor needs to be taken into consideration when designing. The combination of titanium and a case thickness of just 5.15mm makes this watch feel feather light on the wrist. The watch features an industrial design, breaking free of traditional (round) conventions and features a distinctive shape based on Gerald Genta’s Octo.

In my opinion, a ultra-thin mechanical wristwatch,  just like the 2 best replica watches UK I mentioned above, is thin enough to go unnoticed by others, but is sizable enough to let you know that it’s there. Plus, its elegant simplicity makes it a truly stunning timepiece.

Reviews on Swiss Luxury Watches Movements

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The first Patek Philippe Chronometro Gondolo was born in 1910 and in the 20th century, this series watches had many shapes, like square, rectangular, barrel. In 1930th, Patek Philippe didn’t make any Patek Philippe Gondolo watches. With global depression in 1930 s, the last patch of Patek Philippe Gondolo was sent to Brazil, and disappear since then. After being silent for over 70 years, Patek Philippe launched Gondole series watch and 5009, 5010, 5014 and 5024 to redisplay its new style. In 2007, Patek Philippe again released a 5098 Chronometro Gondole and caused a big shock to the world as this one brought the old styles to new watches.

Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse 5738P-001 is a big size watch and it is made of 18k blue gold on the dial and you can also see the Barton hand that is made of 18 k gold. The bright navy alligator belt makes the watch full of ocean style. Comparing to 3758, Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse has a much more delicate golden case. In 2008, in order to celebrate the legend Calatrava Golden Ellipe for 4o years, Patek Philippe promoted a platinum edition.

Compared with the 240movement movement of the Patek Philippe, IWC Calibre 85 movement contributes to solid watches. The strongest movement is a 80110 movement that IWC ever produced in 2005. It has the best performance on corrosion resistance and shock, as well as easy fixing. IWC 80111 is not only solid in side, but also elegant outside, and it is assembled in 3231, 3233 and 5461 watches. All of them have sapphire see-through case back through which you will appreciate the working mechanism of movement. The IWC Calibre 85 movement shows people authoritative automatic institutions designed by bielefeld t. It is an original design, like Prototype lycra 35 mm camera designed by Oskar Bamack which was completely successful.

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About The Famous Tennis Stars And Their Watches

Sports and luxury watch brands have such a long history together that watch sponsorship is essentially a sport in itself. With the most watched wrists in the world, there has always been a connection with Tennis players and their watches. Next we are going to review these famous tennis stars and their watches.

Roger Federer

Watch:  Rolex GMT-Master II

With the 2017 Australian Open Final win, Roger Federer reaches 18 major titles, four more than Nadal, cementing his place as the all-time great. To make the occasion even more special, the final was Federer’s 100th match in Melbourne. Emotions were high and Federer was in tears after collecting his trophy. Roger Federer has been a long-time ambassador of Rolex and the Swiss luxury brand was promoting the GMT-Master II heavily at the Australian Open. From the picture above, you can see the best GMT sport watches- a Rolex GMT-Master II BLNR (bleu/noir), is on the wrist of the best man- Roger Federer.

Serena Williams

Watch:  Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph

Serena Williams became an Audemars Piguet ambassador in 2014. That is an replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph. A rose gold one. And it is the watch of choice for Serena Williams. According to several sources she even wears this when playing! This stunning watch was originally designed as a men’s chronograph for extreme sports. The Royal Oak Offshore is loved by watch enthusiasts due to its strong athletic character. The new 37 mm Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph for women seems to keep the bold design of the original men’s chronograph, but in a slimmer case. We think the white-coated crown, with matching white rubber strap and bezel set with 32 brilliant-cut diamonds gives the timepiece a beautiful feminine touch.

Stanislas Wawrinka

Watch: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore chronograph

Stan Wawrinka is sponsored by Audemars Piguet.  He shook the tennis world when he beat Novak Djokovic at the French Open in 2015. He is one of three players to have grand Slam wins against the “Big Four” players, including Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic.  Stan wears his Royal Oak Offshore while he plays even though it is a heavy watch. He even timed his French Open win with his chronograph.

The Marvelous Rolex Watch For You

Rolex is by far the most popular luxury watch brand you will find in the market. It is worn by many celebrities, such as Former Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson and Ronald Reagan, ect. Rolex is simply excellent and outstanding, and unmatched in performance and quality. No wonder that Rolex watches have been always desired by watch connoisseurs from all over the world.

In general, Rolex replicas can be distinguished by a few hallmarks. These include the screw-down caseback, the crown, the bezel and the Cyclops lens. Just about all Rolex watches have solid casebacks (which sets them apart from just about everybody else). The crown is small but important component, screwed hermetically down rather like a submarine hatch. The Cyclops lens in the sapphire watchglass enlarges the date. The fluting of the bezel was originally used to screw the bezel onto the case, but with rotatable bezels it became of even greater practical importance. It is now an important visual signature.

Rolex Submariner is probably the most famous Rolex watch in the world, and would probably be considered to be one of the 5 most famous luxury watches ever made – or at least among the top 10. Introduced in 1953, the Rolex Submariner watch is the pioneering timepiece specifically engineered for scuba diving and water sports activities. Believe it or not, this Rolex watch is the very first timepiece that was designed to be water resistant at 100 meters or 330 feet. Since then, the legendary watch has evolved through successive innovations to maintain its consistent and reliable performance in water depths of up to 300 meters or 1000 feet.

As the picture described above, this Submariner watch can be a great accessory to any formal and classy events (Even though it was designed as a scuba diver’s watch). This watch comes fitted with a case back and a Triplock winding crown which screws down securely to make this watch hundred percent water resistant. This Rolex Submariner comes with its case and band made up of Oyster 18ct gold.  Dial window is manufactured using a scratch-resistant sapphire and the blue dial is fitted with luminous hands and dot hour markers. This watch has 40 mm case fitted with unidirectional bezel made up of Cerachrom inserted in ceramic with numerals and graduations coated with gold. Overall, with its eye-catching design, the watch is simply marvelous.

Swiss Watches: Reviews on Breitling Superocean 42 Blue Watch

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Breitling launched the pure blue version Superocean 42 wrist watch. This professional diving watch has the all-blue appearance just like reflecting the summer sky, boundless sea, and vast of vast heaven and earth color to be fresh and unique, which is suitable for all people to wear.

Breitling Superocean 42 wrist watch case adopts the extremely strong pure steel texture, whose waterproof properties is as deep as 1500 meters to bravely accompany those brave men go sailing in the waves. The cool look and dynamic digital time scale of this Breitling Superocean 42( blue) all show the bold and unique design style, leading the fashion trend. The young, dynamic and modern superocean 42 wrist watch perfectly shows its special preference to swim in the deep sea, especially the new pure blue version of this Breitling Superocean 42: Unidirectional ratchet rotating bezel is covered with a blue die cutting rubber, and it is equipped with luminous pointer and time scale. The rubber watch strap engraved with the Breitling brand name also shows clean blue color, the fine polishing stainless steel watch case with satin frosted bezel numbers forms sharp contrast to show the unique ponder of color and material. It has only global set limit to 2000 pieces.

New pure blue version of the Breitling Superocean 42 wrist watch is like a shining star in the summer, no matter in the leisure beach, modern urban or quiet deep sea; and it also has all the characteristics of the Breitling “professional wrist instruments”, has unparalleled functionality, clear and easy readability. Breitling Superocean 42 (blue) wrist watch is carrying with a Self-winding movement featuring special precision, and have a Swiss official certification observatory (COSC), which is on behalf of the highest standard of the precision and reliability, and it is also the only certification according to international standards. Just buy the Breitling Superocean 42 (blue) to enjoy the summer blue ocean.

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Rolex Datejust: One Of The Most Admirable And Recognized Watches

Rolex Datejust is the world’s first self-winding chronometer to display the date aperture, and is known for its precision and reliability.  When it comes to Rolex dress watches, we like to focus on the Datejust as good ‘first’ Rolex watch models. With its genuine and classic workmanship and style, this timepiece is truly legendary.

The History of Rolex Datejust

In 1945, Rolex invented the famous Rolex Datejust. It’s a significant invention because it was the very first automatic chronometer certified wristwatch with a date window. Yes, it was Rolex that invented the date function in wristwatches.  In 2009, the Datejust II was introduced to the market in an updated 41mm size. It still has the same styling and the variety of dials and details – everything from gold to diamonds to arabic numerals – but in a size that appeals to those who think a 36mm watch is too small. And the new Datejust Rolex watch was also infused with modern innovations to keep up with the changing times. All in all, to many, the Datejust represents the classic, iconic, and versatile Rolex.

The Classic Designs of Rolex Datejust

Unlike many of Rolex’s other watch lines, the Datejust is not specifically designed nor intended for one particular sport or lifestyle activity. While the Submariner is for divers and the Rolex Explorer is for lifestyle of adventurers, extreme sports and mountaineering, the Datejust is a classic and reliable wristwatch, designed to be worn everyday, throughout a wide variety of activities. The Datejust exists in a number of different sizes, ranging from 26 mm to 41 mm in diameter, and it is available with a wide variety of different dial, bezel, metal, and bracelet combinations, which guarantees that there will be a Datejust to suit every different style and personal preference. Despite following a very simple and classic design, the Datejust is instantly recognizable as a Rolex due to its proportions, iconic bracelet designs (Oyster or Jubilee), and Cyclops magnification lens.

The Rolex DateJust, along with the new 41mm Datejust II, is one of the most popular Rolex models ever made. The watch is iconic in the Rolex world and there are hundreds of variations including both ladies and men’s versions with lots of dial, bezel, and metal combinations. No matter who you are, no matter which style you have, there will be a perfect fake Rolex UK DateJust watch for you.

Swiss Watches: Reviews on IWC Da Vinci IW376102 Watch

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The name of the Da Vinci watch comes from the genius Leonardo Da Vinci in Italian Renaissance Period, as we all know that he is the master of science and art. Few people know that he also played an important role in the history of evolution of clocks and watches. Here is a small story behind the Da Vinci watch, whose designer’s name is Hano Burtscher, it is said that he saw the discuss of the Da Vinci about the perpetual calendar, then draw the draft of the perpetual calendar movement, and after discussing with the master of tabulation Kurt Klaus again, they worked together to create the world famous Da Vinci watches.

The IWC Da Vinci digital calendar series of phases of the moon IW376102 man mechanical watch makes the Cal. 89360 coaxial to calculate movement as the foundation, therefore it has face plate configuration  which is very different with other timing calendar watches, including different big date and month display window. This watch case line is complicated, the shell body is hard and heavy, watch bezel is smooth – all of these make the comparison is very intense. The timing button is very big and easily pressed, which is a modern design consideration. Compared with most of the calendar watches, the face plate of the IW376102 is relatively tidy and simplified, and it seems fresh and cool on time reading; Compared with timing calendar watches it is absolutely superior, as other calendar watches currently on the market almost cannot avoid the problem of face plate of heavy and complicated to be not easy to read time.

The IWC Da Vinci IW376102 men’s watch adopts the single open folding buckle. Single open folding buckle is almost inevitable choice for the top belt watches. The buckle is a small private accessory only for the wearer to appreciate. A good watch is exquisite on both overall and details.

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You Need A Good Dive Watch

Dive watches are one of the staple watch styles that have been around since the 1950s. Dive watches can be an indispensable tool underwater, but they are also a symbol of the rugged explorer in all of us. Whether you’re just diving into a huge workload at your desk, or actually spending some time deep underwater, one thing is clear — a dive watch would be great to have on your wrist.

All divers’ watches share certain characteristics that make them divers’ watches: unidirectional rotating bezels, secure screw-down crowns, higher-than-typical water resistance. Some of these divers’ watches, however, go the extra mile with cases that can descend to 3,000 or even 4,000 meters, chronographs operable at incredible depths, or high-tech depth gauge devices built into their mechanical movements.

The purpose of a dive watch is to monitor how long you’ve been underwater, and more importantly – how much air you have left in your tank. Divers entrust their watches with their lives to be able to know precisely how much time they have underwater. For dive watches, reliable durability and construction are critical. Look for a dive watch with a well-built case, a strong crystal (mineral and sapphire are best), and a good strap or bracelet. A solid dive watch will last for decades if maintained.

Dive watches are often chunky and bold, in part for aesthetics, and in part for their need to withstand the extreme pressures with traveling well below the water’s surface. From a visual standpoint a dive watch is easy to spot. Its markers and hands are big, easy to read, and have some sort of luminous material applied to them. Dive watch remains one of the most popular timepiece categories.

The Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea has a water-resistance level of 3,900 meters (nearly 13,000 feet), and it is more than 10 percent slimmer than it otherwise would have been thanks to a special case construction developed by Rolex replica. It consists of three pressure-absorbing elements: a 5.5 mm thick sapphire crystal, a 3.28-mm-thick caseback made of grade 5 titanium, and an inner ring made of Biodur-108 steel. Last summer, Rolex launched the new Rolex Deepsea D-Blue Edition (pictured above), with a proprietary “D-Blue” dial that is dark blue at the top, and then darkens gradually to black at the bottom.