Monthly Archives: January 2017

Cartier Rotonde Replica Watch

As the watch world gears up for the 2017 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, Cartier has quietly begun to announce their plans for the luxury timepiece exhibition held in Geneva every year. While they certainly aren’t strangers to the fine watchmaking arena, Cartier is typically known for their rich history as a company that produces and distributes a wide variety of luxury goods. Still, we all know that there’s always more to the story when it comes to their watches. For 2017, Cartier has announced a series of three highly ambitious watches including the Cartier Rotonde Replica Watches De Cartier Mysterious Hour Skeleton Watch we see here. It’s a piece that pushes a generally conservative watch concept into new territory while showcasing Cartier’s classical mystery clock design elements.

At first glance, we see that the watch is built upon the brand’s established Rotonde de Cartier design. You’ll find no tourbillon, no minute repeater, and a wealth of crafty skeletonization work that’s sure to wow anyone that manages to get their hands on it. Although the watch isn’t necessarily sporty, Cartier Replica Watches has announced that the palladium case will be 42mm in diameter, which makes it quite generous and comfortable for most wearers. Also, at 11.9mm thick, the watch should have no issue in terms of balance. Inside of the watch beats Cartier’s caliber 9983 MC hand-wound movement, which is quite visible thanks to the extensive skeletonization that also makes up a set of Roman numeral hour markers.

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Over at 9 o’clock, we have a large sub-dial that’s proudly built in the style of Cartier’s mystery clock design that started over a century ago. It’s comprised of two small sapphire discs with fitted white hands and nothing else. Each disc is affixed to the movement and tracks independently of the other to indicate hours and minutes. Although the idea may appear simple, Cheap Cartier Replica seems to have kept the specifics behind the mechanics a secret. So although a great deal of the movement is visible, the connection to those mystery sapphire discs is relatively obscured. It’s this aesthetic combination of secrecy and openness that really sets the watch apart from the others in their SIHH 2017 announcement.

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Another feature worth noting is the cabochon sapphire crown, which is just classic Cartier. In a way, it ties the whole design together and serves as a subtle way of reminding the wearer that this is an ornate, high-end Cartier Replica from a brand that really dominates in the world of jewelry.

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Breitling Chronoliner Blacksteel Replica Watch

I amquite fond of the Chronoliner watch that was launched last year by Breitling. It wasn’t Breitling’s first vintage-inspired watch, of course – there’s the entire Transocean collection for that – but I thought that the Chronoliner offered a better mix of vintage-inspired looks and modern toughness and reliability. At this point, I would like to draw your attention to the ceramic bezel, which as I’m sure most readers will know, is virtually scratch- and fade-proof. Plus, the bezel rotates, which means the Breitling Replica Watches Chronoliner is capable of tracking up to three time zones simultaneously – a big plus for functionality. For this year, Breitling has updated the looks with an all-black version called – quite aptly, I might add – the Breitling Chronoliner Blacksteel.

The new Breitling Chronoliner Blacksteel that you see here is essentially a blacked-out version of the original Chronoliner that debuted last year. The case is still crafted out of steel, but it has been given a carbon-based treatment which makes it black but, more importantly, also makes it more resistant to the rigors of daily wear. The case size and thickness are both unchanged at 46mm and 15.95mm, respectively, which means that the Breitling Chronoliner Blacksteel is a big, chunky watch but not out of the norm by Breitling standards. It has also retained the black bidirectional ceramic bezel and vintage-style pushers which I love. Water resistance is 100m, which is only fitting for a sports watch.What has changed, however, is the dial, hands, and strap. Instead of the “panda” dial with cream-white subdials, the Breitling Chronoliner Blacksteel has, you guessed it, an all-black dial. That said, legibility isn’t hampered because the subdials are slightly recessed and come in a slightly lighter shade.The other major change is the strap. While the Chronoliner was offered in a choice of Breitling’s Ocean Classic mesh strap or a Navitimer style steel bracelet, the Breitling Swiss Replica will be offered with a rather unusual rubber strap that has been designed to mimic the look of mesh straps. Breitling calls this the Rubber Aero Classic rubber strap.

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Finally, the hands have been given a blacked-out treatment as well, but legibility doesn’t seem to have been adversely affected since the hands and hour markers have generous amounts of luminescence on them. That said, the Best Replica Breitling hand does seem to be a little difficult to spot since it’s so small, but this is a problem that’s carried over from the older Chronoliner.

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Inside, the Breitling Chronoliner Blacksteel is powered by the Breitling 24 caliber, which is really Breitling-speak for a Valjoux 7754. It combines the chronograph function with a GMT module, and it’s a time-tested movement that we have no complaints about. Along with the 24-hour markings on the dial and the bidirectional bezel, as noted, this means that the Breitling Replica Watches Reviews Chronoliner Blacksteel can track time in up to three timezones simultaneously. Power reserve is an adequate 42 hours. And since it’s a Brielting, the watch is of course chronometer-certified by COSC, so accuracy shouldn’t be an issue.

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Omega Seamaster Chronometer 2016 Watch Review

First produced in 1970 and later relaunched in 2009, the Omega Seamaster Ploprof 1200M Co-Axial Master Chronometer – as it is today called – is one of the world’s most unique and, yes, iconic dive watches. It quite remains the Quasimodo character today, even among professional dive Cheap Omega Replica, which admittedly have a tendency of getting rather lairy-looking from time to time. But there is charm – and a lot of it – to go with the Ploprof and its, well, “developed taste” looks. This new model for 2016 – originally debuted in 2015 in different colors – is lighter, more rugged, and more refined than the Ploprof ever has been; so let’s see how it faired over an extended period of wear.

The Ploprof-Appeal

Here’s a contradiction. One would think that the luxury watch industry – with its self-imposed-luxurious price levels, exquisite movement decorations and delicate case finishing – has in every practical way detached itself from the original notion and practicality of its historical products, the very products it has taken as inspiration and elevated to those aforementioned levels of quality, refinement, and (un-)affordability.Yet, watch lovers around the world (including the one typing this) will forever love a strong connection between modern and historical pieces, and drift towards Replica Omega Seamaster that imply (or, in the case of the Ploprof: scream) “Purpose Built” at them. There is this almost intangible longing for a luxury product that says it can go deeper, faster, harder while being lighter, more robust and reliable than it ever was – even if their true purpose in life is to perform desk diving missions (a most descriptive term for their true use), and, sadly, in some cases to impress yahoos… All that enjoy utmost priority to actual technicalities like smartly releasing helium atoms through levels of decompression from deep-dive military tasks.So, what’s a 55 by 48 millimeter wide, super weird, form follow function shaped, titanium and ZrO2 ceramic encased, 1.2 kilometer water resistant, anti-magnetic watch with a price tag above $13,000 doing in 2016? What it is doing is ticking all those boxes I mentioned: it mixes luxury levels of refinement with purpose-built looks. This doesn’t mean that it’s for everyone – how could it possibly be, when it’s so over the top? But new models added every year to the Ploprof collection prove that, thankfully, there is demand for this kind of stuff.

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Practical Stuff When Not 1,200 Meters Under The Surface

I’m glad the Ploprof is around, because this way I get to enjoy the wearing experience only such a quirky, weird, yet under the radar (I’ll explain) watch gives. There are lots of elements to this statement, so I’ll start with “under the radar.” When I have a watch in for review and wear it around for a couple of weeks, I monitor people’s reactions (if there are any) to the watch and/or ask for their feedback about it. The Ploprof, despite its shape, large footprint and consequent, unquestionably prominent presence on the wrist, in my experience didn’t quite raise people’s attention the same way as other, similarly expensive Omega Replica Watches do.Sure, I (and likely you too) will appreciate its 1,200 meter water resistance, its new and genuinely amazing 8912, anti-magnetic, METAS-certified test-proven movement and light, yet robust titanium case… but to non-watch-people, it’s just another large, rather daft-looking watch that, if I told them how much it costs, they wouldn’t believe it until they got to take a closer look at it (or perhaps not even then).
I respect Omega for taking on the challenge of further refining the Ploprof, a watch they could totally get away with calling the rugged, super niche model that can live on unmodified in the vast catalogue of Omega watches. Instead, the Replica Omega Seamaster planet ocean features a superior movement and an updated case and bracelet, from steel to grade 5 titanium. Also known as Ti6Al4V, it is the most commonly used alloy of titanium that has a chemical composition of 6% aluminum, 4% vanadium, 0.25% iron, 0.2% oxygen, and the remainder being titanium. Titanium watches are not as rare these days as they were a few years ago, but their highly noticeable lightness and warmer touch over steel makes it easy to grasp why this modern material is deemed superior by many.

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