Review the latest A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Striking Replica watch

Easily the quirkiest and most entertaining-to-describe watch collection made by German A. Lange & Söhne Replica watch is the Zeitwerk. Originally surfaced about a decade ago, that the Zeitwerk set is typified with its digital hour and electronic minute screen for the moment, along with a conventional analog subsidiary seconds dial and power reserve indicator. The total design of the watch is motivated by an historical”digital clock” in Dresden’s opera house that was developed in collaboration with the founder of the brand in the 19th century. A. Lange & Söhne Rec watchmakers and movement engineers have clearly had an enjoyable time together with the Zeitwerk, that is currently its own family of watches inside the Saxon brand. What I feel nobody initially anticipated was for this more”modern-looking” set from the otherwise highly conventional manufacturer to be an area where A. Lange & Söhne experiments with musical (chiming) watch.

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Today, I have an comprehensive look in the A. Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk Dramatic Time (initially surfaced on aBlogtoWatch here) — that is a $100,000-plus timepiece which melodically chimes once every 15 minutes, behaving as a”quarter-striker” (in the classical parlance). This function may be switched on or off and can be a less common chiming function together with the more common minute repeater. A. Lange & Sohne does, indeed, make minute repeater versions of this Zeitwerk — as well as other”strikers” that really are another breed (such as the Zeitwerk Decimal Strike). The complexity in explaining these watches complete and nuances that make these various models distinct from one puts this assortment of watches into a basket that I’ll refer as being for”experienced collectors and timepiece experts only.”

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Let’s reflect on this concept for a moment. There’s a tendency for well-funded novice watch collectors to go online, reference a handful of”top 10 lists” and testimonials concerning the”best watches,” then proceed to make a purchase not ultimately understanding or enjoying what they’re purchasing. This is sometimes unfortunate because the road to knowing many nice timepieces isn’t one of merely earning enough money, but rather of being educated enough to love the art form and technology behind it. In other words, nobody actually understands what makes the Zeitwerk Strikng Time a intriguing machine or complex timepiece unless they have spent years being subjected to the subject of horology.

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Having said that, place a Zeitwerk Dramatic Time watch into the hands of a rookie watch enthusiast and they’ll no doubt be impressed. The weighty solid gold instance, handsome dial, and gorgeous hand-decorated and -built movement are exciting for anyone to experience. To understand how an Replica A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Jumping Seconds Watch movement feels distinct in contrast to lesser ones, to fathom the intriguing complexity of this motion (like the continuous force mechanism), and to appreciate the many hours of decoration and craft that enter every watch is a level of culture that can’t be purchased — but just earned.

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Breitling Colt Skyracer Replica Watches Hands-On

The watch industry is facing tough times, also supplying cheaper pieces that pose a true value proposition for buyers is a clear approach to achieve a bigger market. For mainstream luxury brands such as Breitling, this implies more bang-for-buck pieces such as the brand new Colt Skyracer that we’ve got here. In covering the launch of this Breitling Colt Skyracer herewe stated that it’s an”exceptionally reasonable price” at about $2,000. That is not really a sneak, however, the Breitling Colt Skyracer is a sound, sporty watch for people searching for Breitling replica watches caliber and new identity and that are available to the notion of high-end quartz movements.

Like the majority of other watches out of the manufacturer, the Breitling Colt Skyracer replica watch is large, bold, and brash. And that’s fitting since this view is, beyond everything else, a tool see. On the other hand, the neat thing about it’s the fact that it comes at a dark carbon composite instance. Breilting calls for this carbon substance Breitlight, and it’s extremely strong and light. To give you an notion of just how light it is, think about this fact: it’s 3.3 times lighter than ceramic. That’s pretty unbelievable.

Breitling Colt replica watches also contains other helpful properties. It’s”excellent resistance” to dents, corrosion, and it’s likewise non-magnetic and sterile. In press photographs, the Breitlight case appears like throw carbon, but in the flesh, we believe it resembles the appearance of typical DLC finishes. The case is water resistant to 100m plus in addition, it has a unidirectional bezel, which may be used for time events. The bezel contains four elevated tabs, making it effortless to operate even when you’re wearing gloves.

About the hour mark is a railroad-style minutes monitor, with each fifth minute indicated. And on the interior of the hour mark, you will find added 24-hour markers — quite handy should you need to quickly mention military occasions. At 3 o’clock, the date window is well executed using the date wheel fitting the colour of the dial. The seconds hand moves all of the way into the railroad minutes trail and includes a striking red suggestion.

Making active dials highly legible is really something of a Breitling specialization, and we’ve seen them attain that feat over and over again, in their Navitimers particularly, and that’s not any different for the Breitling Colt Skyracer. This is one exceptionally legible view, which is just what an instrument watch ought to be.

Aside from being legible, the Breitling Colt automatic imitation watches Skyracer includes a fantastic trick up its sleeve. But look carefully and you’ll observe that the strap is marked with all the centimeters and inches, enabling owners to utilize their straps as fast measurement tools. This works is that the watch includes a smart detachable fastening system, making it effortless to choose the strap off and use it like a ruler. However, I think it actually increases the mindset that Breitling expects one to really use this thing allow it to see some actions.

The motion of this watch is possibly the most controversial for a whole lot of watch snobs since the Breitling Colt gmt imitation watches  Skyracer includes a quartz movement. What does this mean? To begin with, it’s supposedly true to -/+ 10 minutes per year, which is much superior than normal quartz watches that are typically only true to 15 odd seconds a month. To see this from a different standpoint, the most precise and accurate of mechanical motions are generally only accurate to 1 or two seconds every day. Besides precision, the battery has a lifetime of eight decades.

After all, there’s a whole lot to enjoy about the Breitling Colt chronograph fake watches ‘s brand new Colt Skyracer. It’s a no-nonsense layout, a mild and robust case featuring an intriguing new material, decent water-resistance, an extremely legible dial, and a exceptional strap that doubles up as a ruler, and it’s equipped with an extremely accurate SuperQuartz movement. Watch traditionalists will balk at the notion of a quartz motion, but this is not any normal quartz movement. Additionally, it will help keeps costs down also and if you are a younger watch purchaser (or actually, any purchaser ) who dreads the price of servicing a mechanical motion then there is a good deal of appeal here.

Swiss Movement Replica Watches Audemars Piguet Royal Oak RD#2 Trillion Calendar Ultra-Thin Hands-On

I can say this from extensive experience; the Swiss do tend to get rather dramatic when they decide they want to have all your attention. In this latest instance this tendency manifested in a black-walled chamber with pitch black tinted windows and dark orange lights, supposedly popular in the interrogation business, along with some pieces of timber to remind you that there is a nice, neat world somewhere out there – just not in here. Seriously, though, their focus on minimizing distractions is immediately, though perhaps subconsciously apparent, which is weird because the product itself is more than sufficient to capture the undivided attention of any serious watch enthusiast – and that’s especially true, when the lid is off the new thinnest of its kind, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak RD#2 Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin.

All hands-on images by David Bredan

Like its predecessor, the RD#1, this new piece is another concept watch that, as it stands, is not offered for sale. What it is, is a case study in some sort of a complication to determine feasibility and gauge public reactions. A concept watch it may be, but it still takes some of the keenest watchmaking masterminds to put something of this complexity together – or to just begin experimenting with it in the first place.

At SIHH 2018 it was just two of AP’s watchmakers and myself in that aforementioned dark room that otherwise usually is full of people carving each other’s eyes out for a picture opportunity or to have the watch in hand, at least. I was lucky because this way, not only did I have a bit more time with one of the very, very few RD#2s presented (I heard there was only one but I doubt that’s true), but also got to ask some more detailed questions about the movement answered by the two super kind AP watchmakers who had presented this watch to me.

Audemars Piguet’s press release wasn’t exactly clear about this, as they called this new Royal Oak RD#2 Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin “the thinnest self-winding perpetual calendar on the market today.” They also called the movement record thin at 2.89mm thick. These two pieces of information told me that while the movement was record thin, there might have been another self-winding perpetual calendar watch made before that, all cased up, that was thinner than this 6.30mm thick Royal Oak case.

When checking up on this during the one on one presentation, I was told that nope, this indeed is the thinnest automatic perpetual ever – and that holds true for both the uncased movement as well as the cased-up watch itself. I personally don’t care too much for such records until things start getting ridiculous (like they did with the 2mm thick cased-up Piaget that I’ll cover soon). A record is always impressive, but a variety of other features and elements should in my mind be just as, if not more important than achieving a smaller number.

More interesting than “record-shattering” thinness is the way Audemars Piguet achieved it. As it turns out, the RD#2’s design process started from the outside: it was Giulio Papi of Audemars Piguet skunkworks APR&P who first sketched the layout of the dial and it was only after this, that they started engineering the movement layout. That is not how this is usually done, and especially not when it comes to the levels of complexity of a perpetual calendar… But I presume when you have extensive experience and a list of achievements under your belt like Giulio Papi does, you start looking for new challenges.

Interestingly, the RD#2 is amazing at stretching the limits of a textbook example perpetual calendar, but it doesn’t bother with solving some of the constraints that keep me, for example, from really falling for them.

First, there is the utter lack of any animation whatsoever on the dial side. Lacking a running seconds, the fastest moving object on the dial is the minute hand – and when you’re dropping what I expect to be high five-figure money for the finished product, I presume you’ll want some mechanics-driven eye-candy beyond a range of passive hands and dials looking back at you.

It goes without saying that the mechanism trusted with moving all six indications of the perpetual calendar is nothing short of amazing – but it’s entirely hidden under the dial. I was equally humbled and surprised when AP’s two watchmakers appeared to be genuinely fascinated by my suggestion of a partially sapphire (or open-worked) dial for this watch. They are either really good at acting – in which case thank you for making my day – or just really haven’t yet thought about showing off this particular mechanism in such a way.

Regardless of the svelte profile though, the golden 15202 is a surprisingly heavy watch. This tactile illusion is because, of course to the fact that gold’s density is nearly three times that of stainless steel, giving the assertive wrist presence of a far larger sports view to one which may otherwise slip easily under the cuff of a dress shirt. When you examine the bracelet and case when considering the weight of the gold, the slender profile but strong gold appearance gifts a contrasted personality which works well. It is safe, but a modern design icon within an old-school material.From that the dial-side, the look and texture of this 15202 is distinctly classic — such as a vintage re-issue of the first 5402 in gold. Inside though, beats another story. It’s an ultra-thin automated movement measuring 3.05mm thick, and characterized with a unique 2.75Hz (19,800 vibrations per hour), although marginally lower-than-average alternance is not readily visible as the 15202 does not feature a running seconds hand. Unlike the 5402 that prompted it, the 15202 gets a sapphire crystal display caseback, by the cal. 2121’s 21-carat gold rotor is observable, as it slides back and forth on the circular rail conducting the circumference of the movement — one of those tricks enabling the 2121’s signature thinness.In total, the 15202 will probably be available in three versions — the new gold alternatives (yellow gold on champagne yellow, or yellowish gold on blue) combine the existing stainless steel 15202 that was re-introduced back in 2012. Though the stainless steel Extra-Thin Jumbo Royal Oak begins at approximately $22,000, those looking to ‘stay gold’ can expect to part with over double that $55,000 for its 18-carat gold variations.

Thinness, yes, is an indicator of the engineering ingenuity and refinement unique to the 5133 caliber – but leaving how those little cams and wheels work to the imagination is a missed opportunity both when it comes to the final product and perhaps especially so when launching a halo piece such as this RD#2 concept. Sure, a solid dial should be an option too – you see how easy it is to get along with everyone and their watch tastes?

The main challenge and also the solution in achieving the record thinness of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak RD#2 Perpetual Calendar Extra-Thin was arranging all components of the perpetual calendar module into just one single plane. Every cam and wheel was to be somehow laid out next to one another, creating an impressive flow of information from the watch’s 24-hour wheel all the way to the 4-year-long month disc.

Replica At Best Price Three New Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Watches For 2018

SIHH 2018 sees the Royal Oak brand release a ton of new Audemars Piguet watches. We have picked three here before we cover them hands-on: two belong to the highly exclusive Concept range with a new and refreshing ladies’ piece drizzled with diamonds, and a very dark and aggressive looking men’s variant with a mysterious pusher in its side. Along with these come a record-extra-thin automatic perpetual calendar model with, rather shockingly, a blue dial. There are also three new Offshore models that we have already covered here.

Last year was a big year for Audemars Piguet as, after the dust had settled on SIHH 2017, it dawned on us that apart from one – as in, one – high-jewelry ladies’ concept watch, every single watch they debuted was a Royal Oak or Royal Oak Offshore. This year, we are promised to see some new stuff – we already got news of a few new Millenary pieces that look like they are from 2011… or 2005. Though, some more finishes and materials might come to what for a number of years has proven to be a design dead-end.

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As we start awaiting 2018’s SIHH novelties, we thought it high time to take a better look at some of the year’s favorites, which include the richly over-the-top 15202, rendered for the very first time as a contemporary, non-limited reference entirely in 18-carat yellow gold. It is not just the all-gold case that brings the 15202 significance though — there are a couple additional (albeit much more subtle) visual cues that set this specific reference apart, and may make it more desirable for collectors in the future. Probably most obvious, is the simple time plus date-only dial configuration, done by the ‘AP’ emblem at 6:00, which pays direct homage to the initial steel 5402 published in 1972. This aesthetic also tips its hat towards the yellowish gold 5402BA Jumbo released five decades later — the first time Audemars Piguet rendered the Jumbo in this valuable metal.However, more noteworthy is that the thickness — the brand new 15202 measures a hair over 8mm, 0.2mm thicker than the first 5402, and the closest we have seen to those pioneering ultra-thin dimensions since the 40th Anniversary editions from 2012 — thus the ‘Extra Thin’ naming convention. This new-but-really-old profile, coupled with all the eminently wearable 39mm case size truly feels just like the sweet spot for your Royal Oak, and has much to do with why this iconic design was able to develop into such a future-proof classic at the first place.The Jumbo Royal Oak in its classic arrangement is a watch that historically, by all measurements, should wear exceptionally thin. People who are looking for a slightly more toned-down aesthetic nevertheless rendered within this precious metal will appreciate the next of the 15202’s two new dial variants: a gorgeous blue, which, given the spate of blue-on-bronze sports watches we’ve seen this year, is as much on-trend, since it is slightly less ostentatious.

No joke, the brand calls its new watches “OUR HEROES” – which sounds eerily fitting when you picture a single entity (the Royal Oak, with the poor thing having so many skins ripped off it) carrying the entire brand on its shoulders. If anything, I’d much rather see young watchmakers, designers, and engineers be called heroes, but Audemars Piguet isn’t unique in crediting the product and the product only – it is in line with industry practices.

On a personal note regarding not just AP but the approach of the majority of brands, I still find it ironic how such a compact industry wants to present products literally as though they just fell out of the open skies. Having visited countless small and large manufactures, the thing is that basically all “iconic” (I have actually developed a nervous twitch for this word) watches and models and complications and collections that you see are the brainchild of one, but never more than a very small group of people. I guess they have accepted it long ago that their work will always be swallowed by a thousand year old brand without any credit given to them specifically.

Anyhow, here’s something interesting for you: Audemars Piguet say they have “reinvented the calendar watch” with the Royal Oak RD#2 Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin. I might have called it extra-thin further above – how foolish of me.

The engineering that went into the RD#2 is highly impressive if all you care about is thinness in a watch. The automatic Audemars Piguet Calibre 5133 is a “record-shattering” 2.89mm thin, 32.00mm wide and contains 256 parts in total. The challenge was to re-engineer a three-tier movement into a single level while “combining and re-arranging functions to boost ergonomy, efficiency, and robustness.” The brand says this patented system “features a record-shattering 2.89mm central rotor” though I imagine that to be a typo of some sort.

There is “no compromise on quality,” which in the brand’s mind equals a 40-hour power reserve and a 2.75Hz operating frequency. Though the thinner a case, generally the more comfortable to wear it is. At this point I’d trade a few millimeters in favor of seeing the corrector pushers be gone from all luxury annual and perpetual calendars. I just don’t find anything “heroic” or luxury in taking a pen to fiddle with these pushers every time the 40-hour power reserve runs down. Water resistance is also a basically useless 20m.

All cased up, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak RD#2 Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin measures just 6.30mm thick. That’s almost 2mm off the Royal Oak Extra-Thin Jumbo, making the RD#2 “the thinnest self-winding perpetual calendar on the market today.” It’s refreshing to see something in a dressy form factor pushing the envelope. The case is 41mm wide – I imagine not something that will please the purists – and is crafted from 950 platinum. The RD#2 is thin, yes, but it’ll have plenty of heft to it on the wrist.

All in all, this is one fascinating movement wrapped into the love it or hate it 41mm Royal Oak case and a blue dial that resembles the relatively unpopular Royal Oak Dual Times of old. I’d love to chat with the engineers who managed to squeeze 256 parts into a 32mm by 2.89mm space as much as with those who think the Royal Oak looks good in 41.

Last, if you were wondering what RD#2 is doing in the name of this watch, it goes back to the 2014 RD#1, a research piece that gave us the Royal Oak Supersonnerie (hands-on here). Apparently, AP didn’t want to see this RD# thing gone and it’s true it helps separate a particularly new and advanced model from the rest.

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The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is maybe one of the most famous watches available now, and unlike other watches of similar fame like the Omega Speedmaster or Rolex Submariner, its basic design also enjoys substantial versatility concerning complications. From straightforward time-only variants to more complex offerings, there are many flavors of Royal Oak available, and also the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph Openworked Material Good watch is one of the more complicated examples.As an aside, and maybe it’s just me, but it feels like brands really must work on keeping watch titles to a manageable length. Getting back to the watch accessible, this particular Audemars Piguet Royal Oak was designed in collaboration with all Material Good — a New York-based luxury retailer. As the name clearly indicates, encased within the Gerald Genta-designed instance is an openworked movement with a tourbillon and a chronograph complication.The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph is powered with the grade 2936, which will be a hand-wound movement using a 72-hour power reserve. It is a traditional 2-counter 30-minute chronograph movement with a tourbillon at 6:00. The skeletonization is complicated and complicated, and effort has gone into the bridge design to be certain that the final result appears visually intriguing and balanced.The bridge in 12:00, which holds the mainspring barrel, has an interesting arch-like design which matches the shape of the tourbillon cage around the opposite end. The bridges come in gold and polished to a brilliant finish and with plenty of chamfering. The movement is visible through the sapphire crystal caseback and being a hand-wound movement means that the chronograph mechanism is on full view.

The start of a new year only means one thing to us watch lovers, and that’s SIHH. It is this time of year when brands from the Richemont Group show off their newest and latest watches. It goes without saying then that our coverage of SIHH 2018 was one of the most read articles of the month. SIHH 2018 aside, readers were also keen to understand why Richard Mille watches cost as much as they do. Finally, Seiko dive watches proved to be popular with our readers again.

From around the web, we have an interview with the CEO of Audemars Piguet, François-Henry Bennahmias, who talks about his bold plans for the brand in the coming year. We also visit the Orloj in the ancient city of Prague. At over 600 years old, the Orloj is one of the oldest clocks in the world. Find out how the city plans to renovate and rejuvenate it.

1. Top 10 Watches At SIHH 2018 & An Industry In Mid-Stride

Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie or SIHH is the first big watch event in the calendar year. And it is here at SIHH that the brands from the powerful Richemont Group show off their newest watches. Unsurprisingly then, our round-up of the top watches at SIHH 2018 and our analysis of the show was one of the most popular articles this month. What did you think of our picks? Do you think we missed something? Let us know in the comments below.

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2. Why Richard Mille Watches Are So Expensive

There are expensive watches and then there are Richard Mille watches. If you have spent any amount of time looking up Richard Mille watches, you’ll realize that all of them begin with at least five figures and that a great bulk of time is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. In fact, the average price of their tourbillon watches begins at around half a million dollars. Little wonder then that they are sometimes known as the millionaire’s secret handshake. So, what is it about Richard Mille watches that allow them to command such eye-watering price tags? Let us explain.

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3. 10 Discontinued Modern Watches Still On My Wish List

We can’t always have everything we want and that means there will always be watches that slip our grasp. And for some of them, they might even be discontinued, which makes acquiring them even trickier. That’s just the way life works and I think it is one of the things that makes watch collecting so fascinating. Here are the top 10 discontinued watches that our founder Ariel wishes he can someday own.

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4. Seiko Introduces Three ‘Black Series’ Prospex Limited Edition Dive Watches

Even though SIHH 2018 was the biggest event in January, it seems that more readers were interested in these three black watches from Seiko as it turned out to be one of the most read articles of the month. The three watches in question are from Seiko’s Prospex dive collection and are notable because of their black coated case and faux vintage/pale orange lume. The standout piece has got to be the SRPC49K1, which is essentially a black version of the highly popular Turtle. What makes them even more alluring is that they will be limited edition models, although the exact number of pieces that will be made for each piece is still unknown.

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5. Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Co-Axial Master Chronometer Watch Review

Last year, Omega updated its Aqua Terra Seamaster collection with a slew of new models. The Aqua Terra Seamaster collection is important because it represents a breed of watches that we like to call “sport-style dress watches.” We like to think of these as sports watches that have elegant designs and that can easily be called upon to fulfill duties during black-tie events. Because of their versatility, these watches are immensely popular, and so it should come as no surprise to find that our review of the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Co-Axial Master Chronometer watch was one of the most read articles in the month of January.

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6. Seiko Prospex Special Edition Padi SBP071J1 Watch

The new Prospex Special Edition PADI SBP071J is a continuation of Seiko’s partnership with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). Previous Seiko-PADI watches have been popular with readers and it looks like this one is as well. The SBP071J is based on the SBP051/53 from last year, which is a modern reinterpretation of the 62Mas – Seiko’s very first dive watch from 1965. Like earlier Seiko-PADI watches, the SBP071J features extensive use of the color blue. The dial, in particular, has a new blue gradient color scheme that calls to mind the Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller D-Blue.

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Grade 1 Replica Watches SIHH 2018 Will Feature Public Day & More Than Ever

Are we pumped for SIHH 2018 yet? Just like the “holiday shopping season” and beginning around the same time, it seems like the new-product announcements get earlier every year. With still more than a month to go, the 2018 models that we will get to see in Geneva in January have already started coming in. The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) watch industry trade show, just like its organizing body the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH), has continued to grow and evolve each year, adding more brands as well as a day where the show is open to the public for the first time in 2017 – this time around, it will be Friday, January 19th, 2018. Now with a total of 35 brands, SIHH 2018 promises even more variety than in previous years.

You already know that SIHH is one of the two most important events for the watch industry, as its exhibitors – while much fewer than at the biggest industry trade show, Baselworld – represent many major and influential brands, and this is the time of year when they introduce their most important new products. Vis-à-vis Baselworld – where around 300 brands represent the breadth of the watch industry from high-end and mainstream to obscure startups – SIHH has always carefully maintained an image of exclusivity and “prestige.”

So, while a few brands do introduce models in the “mid-level luxury” range that the average person might be able to consider saving up for and possibly actually wearing… you can expect a lot of skeletonization, avant-garde designs, artisanal techniques and haute horology finishing, “high complications,” precious materials, and stratospheric prices. Haute horlogerie is in the name, after all. It has largely been a spectator’s show for fans of high-end watchmaking, but with recent industry trends emphasizing more “down-to-earth” (it’s all relative) models, some balance and variety can at least be hoped for.

SIHH 2018’s 35 Exhibiting Brands

The Richemont Group along with some independent brands long represented the handful of SIHH exhibitors. However, the show’s 2016 edition added a “Carré des Horlogers” section with nine “artisan-creators and independent workshops” and expanded that number in 2017. This year, the Carré des Horlogers brands are up to no fewer than 17, with the primary exhibitors (referred to as “Historic Maisons”) at 18 for a total, again, of 35. The primary exhibitors are joined by Hermes, and the Carré des Horlogers adds five brands with Armin Strom, DeWitt, Ferdinand Berthoud, Élégante by F.P.Journe, and Romain Gauthier. See the full list of exhibitors in the image above.

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is maybe among the most famous watches available today, and contrary to other watches of comparable fame like the Omega Speedmaster or Rolex Submariner, its fundamental design also enjoys substantial flexibility concerning complications. From straightforward time-only versions to more complex offerings, there are numerous tastes of Royal Oak accessible, and also the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph Openworked Material Good watch is among the more elaborate examples.As an aside, and possibly it’s just me, but it feels just like brands actually must work on maintaining watch names to a manageable length. Getting back to the watch accessible, this specific Audemars Piguet Royal Oak was designed in collaboration with Material Good — a New York-based luxury merchant. As the name clearly indicates, encased within the Gerald Genta-designed case is a openworked movement with a tourbillon and a chronograph complication.The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph is powered with the grade 2936, which is a hand-wound movement using a 72-hour power book. The skeletonization is complex and complicated, and effort has gone into the bridge design to be certain the last result looks visually interesting and balanced.The bridge at 12:00, which retains the mainspring barrel, has an interesting arch-like design which matches the form of the tourbillon cage around the opposite end. The bridges come in gold and polished to a brilliant finish and with lots of chamfering. The movement is visible through the sapphire crystal caseback and being a hand-wound movement signifies the chronograph mechanism is on full view.

From a media perspective, Baselworld has tended to spread our resources very thinly in past years with simply too much to cover at once, so with some prominent brands having moved from Baselworld to SIHH, we can hope for some balance between the shows. Around 20,000 visitors are expected this year, and the FHH promises improved facilities and connectivity in order to make our job of bringing you high quality content more efficient – so we’ll see what that’s like in January. That’s just a glimpse into our point of view in preparing for the show.

We’ll continue providing news of new products ahead of the show – if mostly only renders and official product images from the brands with basic information before being able to see the watches in person to photograph and evaluate them in their glorious and gritty reality. SIHH 2018 runs from January 15th to the 19th, and again, the last day is open to the public with tickets on sale at the SIHH website.

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The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is perhaps one of the most well-known watches available today, and unlike other watches of similar fame like the Omega Speedmaster or Rolex Submariner, its basic design also enjoys considerable versatility in terms of complications. From simple time-only variants to more complicated offerings, there are many flavors of Royal Oak available, and the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph Openworked Material Good watch is one of the more elaborate examples.

Fortunately, it is not all teary-eyed past-reviving that is happening at this anniversary — kudos to AP for it. Accordingly, alongside the re-edition Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph, we see the Introduction of the brand new Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph, namely Ref. 26421ST and 26421OR, that possess an entirely new design in two different instance materials.Based on two before Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph watches, especially the Ref. 26388PO (watch our hands on with it here) and 26288OR, these new Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph watches come in stainless steel and 18k rose gold respectively, and feature a new case design that has a thinner bezel and a more open dial. Even so, the identifying Royal Oak Offshore design characteristics are undamaged. The 45mm instance is still angular, the bezel remains octagonal, and there’s no lost those vulnerable hexagonal screws around the bezel. Water resistance can also be 100m. On the dial, an individual can observe the exposed movement and the tourbillon in 9 o’clock. Opposite the tourbillon at 3 o’clock is your 30-minute counter for the chronograph. Also clearly visible are the two mainspring barrels. 26388PO & 26288OR. Royal Oak Offshore fanatics are certainly eager to know the prices, and we will update the article once we can confirm.

As an aside, and maybe it’s just me, but it feels like brands really need to work on keeping watch names to a manageable length. Getting back to the watch at hand, this particular Audemars Piguet Royal Oak was developed in collaboration with Material Good – a New York-based luxury retailer. As the name clearly indicates, encased within the Gerald Genta-designed case is an openworked movement with a tourbillon and a chronograph complication.

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph is powered by the caliber 2936, which is a hand-wound movement with a 72-hour power reserve. It is a traditional 2-counter 30-minute chronograph movement with a tourbillon at 6:00. The skeletonization is complex and elaborate, and effort has gone into the bridge design to make sure the final result looks visually interesting and balanced.

The bridge at 12:00, which holds the mainspring barrel, has an interesting arch-like design which complements the shape of the tourbillon cage on the opposite end. The bridges are in gold and polished to a brilliant finish and with plenty of chamfering. The movement is visible through the sapphire crystal caseback and being a hand-wound movement means that the chronograph mechanism is on full view.

What’s left of the “dial” is essentially a satin-brushed, ruthenium-toned ring around the edge and the two anthracite sub-dials. There is a rehaut printed with a minute chapter ring as well. In my experience, legibility is not the strongest suit for a skeletonized watch, but that is less of an issue in the case of this watch. The use of pink gold applied hour markers and pink gold baton-shaped hands, both filled with lume, should provide sufficient legibility in most lighting conditions. The “Audemars Piguet” logo is printed on the surface of the sapphire crystal on the front, which gives it a nice floating effect.

The sub-dials are simple with white printed text and white baton-shaped hands. The sub-dial at 3:00 indicates chronograph minutes and the one at 9:00 shows continuous seconds. One potential issue with legibility has to do with the chronograph seconds hand, which is black with a lumed white tip. Between how thin the seconds hand is and the color, reading the chronograph elapsed time may be more cumbersome than people may like. It is hard to say for certain until we get our hands on a physical example of the watch.

I’ve left the case and bracelet description for the last because these are some of the most recognizable aspects of the watch. This is the same Gerald Genta design that is so popular among many collectors but with 44mm by 13.2mm case dimensions. This is a fairly large watch with a wide bezel on both the front and back. All the straight lines and sharp angles also give it a larger appearance. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph is offered in two case materials – titanium and rose gold. There are the obvious visual differences in both materials but what I find more interesting is that titanium is generally a light material with high tensile strength, while gold is a dense but soft material. What this means is that the experience of wearing each variant should be significantly different, and I personally find this interesting.

While Audemars Piguet has received quite a bit of flak in the past for what some collectors perceive as milking the Royal Oak fame a little too much, I think the choice available within the range is a great thing. Not everyone can afford a tourbillon chronograph, and not everyone wants just a time-only watch. At least the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak collection offers both as well as many other choices, with broadly similar aesthetics. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph Openworked Material Good watch comes with a bracelet of the same material as the case and an additional alligator leather strap. It is available at Audemars Piguet boutiques and the Material Good store in NY for $297,000 for the pink gold version and $261,000 for the titanium version. |