Watches and sailing – Watchmakers draw Aeolian inspiration Replica Clearance

Yachting has the wind in its sails with watchmakers, as we can see from the number of nautical partnerships that have sprung up in recent years. In honour of these alliances watchmakers are drawing inspiration from the world of ocean racing, to produce a diverse and varied selection of new watches, often in limited editions.

On the lake – Bol d’Or Mirabaud

The Bol d’Or Mirabaud, held for the first time in 1939, has become the world’s biggest inland regatta, connecting opposite ends of Lake Geneva: Geneva itself and Le Bouveret. It’s a major annual event for sailors, amateurs and professionals alike, with more than 500 boats expected to line up on the start, at 10 a.m. on 11 June, for a spectacular race. For the fourth year running Hublot is joining the party as Official Timekeeper. The watchmaker has always been close to the sea and sailing (its name means “porthole” in French), and this is reflected in the shape of its watches and through cooperation with institutions such as the Oceanographic Museum and Institute in Monaco. Every year since 2013, when its partnership with the Bol d’Or Mirabaud was first announced, Hublot has brought out a limited edition in honour of the regatta. The 2016 edition has yet to be unveiled

At sea – Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge

Hundreds of classic and vintage sailing boats take part every year in the Classic Yachts Challenge, which Panerai has sponsored for the last 11 years. From April to September this colourful competition sees competing boats face off in ten regattas on two different international circuits, from the crystal-clear waters of the Antilles to the breathtaking shorescapes of the Mediterranean. On the starting line is a Panerai boat, the Eilean, built in 1936 and bought a few years ago by the Florentine watchmaker. As well as competing for trophies, the owners of these distinguished ocean racers are vying for the exclusive Panerai watches reserved for the winners of each regatta.

Panerai Transat Classique 2015

Foiling

Louis Vuitton has been associated with the America’s Cup for a number of years, in a partnership of audacity and excellence. For the legendary contest’s 35th edition, the Maison Louis Vuitton is taking the relationship further by becoming the title sponsor of the America’s Cup World Series, the qualification and playoff series, and by presenting the competition’s final. With their AC45s (one-design catamarans driven by a rigid wingsail or foil), five pretenders to the America’s Cup join defending champion Oracle Team USA on the start line: Emirates Team New Zealand, Artemis Racing (Sweden), Land Rover Bar Racing (Great Britain), SoftBank Team Japan and Groupama Team France. The next leg of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series takes place in Chicago from 10 to 12 June. The 35th America’s Cup kicks off in 2017 in Bermuda, when defender Oracle will face the challenger that emerges from the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series. The winning team will be given the legendary sterling silver water ewer, presented in a case specially designed by Louis Vuitton.

Again, the Gumball 3000 script logo acts as the background to the running seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock, but it appears much less in mind on this version. This is a result of the bi-chromatic colour scheme that drops out the reddish quarter markers and seconds hand in the first watch. We are left, instead, using a black and white affair that evades scrutiny much more effectively. The opinion isalso my opinion, better searching for the shift, but it will call into question that this model’s success as an advert for the partnership between Armin Strom and the Rally.The script logo does look again on the reverse, dominating the left hand side of the movement, which is observable through a sapphire case back. Each of the crystals in this group (both front and back) are sapphire and handled with anti-reflective coating. In addition to the large logo engraving on the flip-side, the ARM12-GB calibre shows the balance wheel in precisely the exact same manner as its child brother. Hopefully, that feature will placate those who locate the Gumball engraving somewhat too crass to stomach.All three watches operate in 18,000vph. It’s a slow working speed, meaning the watches would take more time to recover their timekeeping ability following a shock, but the true benefit is that the visual effect of a slow-swinging balance — and an elongated power reserve. When the balance wheel is indeed attractive, it’s wonderful to introduce it to the wearer at a digestible manner. And of those three, the one that offers the most in the way of visual pleasure, is the third and final watch of this Armin Strom Gumball 3000 Collection.The Armin Strom Tourbillon Gumball 3000 in 18ct rose gold is your daddy of the range. In the front, it’s the least obviously associated with the Gumball 3000 Rally, with only a gilded engraving around the edge of the 9 o’clock sub-dial from the Armin Strom font. In this instance, though, the sub-dial features more than simply the going moments hand — here we can observe a superbly executed tourbillon cage, rotating for all the world to see.
Louis Vuitton America's Cup 2017

The 35th America’s Cup has also witnessed another historic partnership: Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin is the sponsor of Artemis Racing, the challenger from Sweden’s Royal Yacht Club. The marriage has produced its first offspring: the Marine Diver Artemis Racing, and its brother the FreakWing, inspired by a number of the most distinctive features of the Swedish team’s high-tech AC45 catamaran. The upper bridge for the minutes is mirrors the internal structure of the rigid sail, the texture of the rotating hours disc evokes the mesh net of the multihull, and the bezel and case back are forged from carbon fibre, an element that is omnipresent in high-level sailing.

Zenith is also known for its commitment to sailing, as official timekeeper for the Spindrift Racing team, led by skippers Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard. The Zenith El Primero Stratos Spindrift Racing is technical, driven, and modern, just like the Spindrift Racing team. On the dial of the timepiece at 10 o’clock is an opening onto the escapement, which reveals the beautiful mechanisms inside. Another feature of the model is the legend “Spindrift Racing” struck on the inside of the chapter ring that bears the telemetric scale.

More recently, Raymond Weil announced it was pairing up with young Swiss team Realtime for the 2016 season of the D35 Trophy on Lake Geneva, and the GC32 international racing tour. To seal the partnership the company has unveiled a new Freelancer, a 42.5 mm watch available in polished steel or with black PVD coating, which is reminiscent of the dynamic styling and aesthetic codes of dive watches.

Raymond Weil - Freelancer - Realteam

Another brand, another GC32 Tour team: Armin Strom Watches Review Replica and… the Armin Strom Sailing Team. The tribute model created for the Swiss team is the Skeleton Pure Earth, whose black and orange accents reflect the racing livery of the Armin Strom Sailing Team’s GC32. In July the independent brand is expected to unveil a new timepiece inspired by the nautical world.

Alinghi, darling of the Swiss, is supported by high-tech brand HYT, which has designed two new models in honour of Ernesto Bertarelli’s team. The H4 Alinghi is equipped with its own light source, under the rider at 6 o’clock, where HYT has concealed two LEDs. When switched on, they light up the entire dial. At night, the red fluid is activated by the light source and becomes perfectly visible. At the same time, the flood of light illuminates every corner of the movement, bringing its skeletonised architecture to life. To celebrate its second year with the Swiss team, HYT launched the latest H2 Alinghi in May. This is the first H2 to feature a solid titanium case, as well as its new black fluid, unveiled at the beginning of the year.

HYT H2 Alinghi

 

Outlook 2017 – Claude Greisler, co-owner Armin Strom Replica At Best Price

2016 : “A great deal of production and development effort has been expended in the field of resonance, culminating in the launch at the SalonQP of our new Mirrored Résonance Fire model equipped with the new Caliber ARF 15 using the principle of resonance. It is proving a great hit on the markets, with a number of special orders being placed via our retail network. Our modular system enables us to handle them smoothly and we have adapted our stock. All watches are rhodiumed and we deliver with a choice of colors. On the sponsoring side, it has become very tough to motivate people to take part in events because they are over-extended, but they do on the other hand ask to visit the Manufacture !”

I was very surprised last year after Armin Strom announced their Mirrored Force Resonance watch. I always regarded them as a brand which makes some interesting watches, but they never actually made a solid impression on me until this watch came together, which also appears to be the most complex version that Armin Strom currently makes. Join us as we get up close with this wonderfully impressive bit and let me tell you why this watch is indeed special.The Mirrored Force Resonance watch is so special as it combines a small and elite collection of watches which rely upon the fundamentals of resonance to improve timekeeping. For readers that are not knowledgeable about resonance, it refers to the occurrence in which a vibration or outside force pushes another system to oscillate with greater amplitude. In watchmaking, it typically refers to the use of two oscillators beating in close proximity to fortify their beat pace. The notion is that if resonance occurs, the 2 oscillators will begin to beat in sync with each other and with increased stability. This, then, equates to greater precision and better chronometric performance.This idea was first thrown around by highly famous French watchmaker Antide Janvier and Breguet over two centuries ago, and Breguet even produced some watches based on this principle. The idea may seem simple, but in practice, these watches are amazingly hard to fabricate and regulate, which explains why very few contemporary producers and watchmakers even create them. The Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance watch, therefore, joins a very exclusive club of watches.

2017 : “You are going to see significant changes, notably with more online sales options, and a major first in watchmaking inspired by the automotive industry : a configurator that enables clients to juggle with the price when ordering their watch, thereby playing a didactic role by explaining the factors that determine prices.”

Armin Strom – Cognac Watch Replica Watches Buy Online

Private ownership allows Swiss watch manufacturer Armin Strom the freedom to explore novel concepts and unusual projects. To commemorate its new partnership with Wealth Solutions in Poland, Armin Strom created a highly unusual wristwatch. The movement of the mechanical timepiece features a small capsule containing a 1762 Gautier Cognac, which was owned by Wealth Solutions.

Armin Strom chief horologist Claude Greisler devised a concept that protects the movement while incorporating the rare spirit. A sealed sapphire crystal disc positioned at 5 o’clock captures the rare Cognac. Manual wind with a five-day power reserve, the watch will be produced in stainless steel, 18k rose gold and titanium cases. On the backside, a hand-engraved design of a bunch of grapes decorates the base plate.

The zany script emblem provides the background to the going minutes hand. I really don’t love this dial, but I think that it looks a whole lot better on the wrist compared to on macro pictures. The bare metal which reveals through the skeletonized dial flashes attractively in actual life; in images it looks somewhat gray and dead against the PVD coated stainless steel case. This one, despite being very scaled back, is a lot more wearable. It could be argued that it’s the most desirable of the three based only on the fact that it really says the anniversary (17th) and start/finish of this road (Stockholm/Las Vegas). Because of this, it may appeal to Gumball souvenir collectors over its two big brothers.Talking of dimensions, all three watches quantify 43.4mm round and 13mm thick, and they’re water resistant to 50 meters. They also sport somewhat angular, fluted crowns. Nowadays, 43.4mm is not the biggest thing you will see at the end of an individual’s arm, but it’s a large chunk of metal. I’ve always thought that angling the winding button in this way is really a smart, mobility-increasing move. If you possess a watch in this way, you may well need it to be noticed, but it does not mean that you want to constantly notice its existence yourself!If watch number one was overly subdued for you, the level of ostentation is ramped up with the Armin Strom Watches Price In India Replica Double Barrel Gumball 3000. This is my favorite of this trio. The black case is PVD coated titanium this moment, and it houses the ARM12-GB self-winding calibre. The double barrel attribute kicks out a 10-day power reserve, meaning this is surely a watch you can rely on for long car journeys! The motion is again visible through the off-centre cutaway dial, but in this scenario, we can observe a few more functional elements peeping through. The large, circularly grained wheels grab the light excellently and breathe a whole lot of life into this watch face. Furthermore, the gold edging of these carbon-inlay bridges adds a lustre and feel of completeness that the Armin Strom Manual Gumball 3000 arguably lacked.

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