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 UKI 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.