Just Watch 2017 – All the watches Eta Movement Replica Watches

For the second time since its first edition in 2005, the world renowned biennial charity auction Only Watch will be staging in Geneva.

On 11 November, this exceptional fundraising for research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy will be opening the autumn Geneva watch auction week, in presence of hundreds of connoisseurs, donators and collectors who will undoubtedly engage in strong bidding competition for the unique timepieces especially made by the finest watchmakers for Only Watch.

For the 2017 edition of Only Watch, it has been proposed, whenever possible and according to the brand’s culture and desire, to combine the timepiece with a unique experience with either a brand ambassador (athletics champion, car racing driver…) or an exceptional event (film festival, fashion show…).

Since 2005, the uniqueness of a project such as Only Watch underlines how great brands from luxury groups or independent craftsmen have achieved to unite in the pursuit of a common goal: financing research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

This synergy, under the patronage and support of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, driven by the enthusiasm shown by individuals within the brands and partners, shows a deep wish to help this noble cause. In six editions, Only Watch has raised more than 25 million euros for Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies (Monaco Association against Duchenne muscular dystrophy) helping make significant advances in research over a decade.

The 49 one-off models of the 2017 Only Watch collection will tour around the globe during one and a half months, starting on 27 September in Monaco.
The Monaco Yacht Show will launch the journey by exhibiting the watches from 27 to 30 September within the show venue. The collection will then be flown to Bangkok (02-03 October/Christie’s), Singapore (05-06 October/The Hour Glass), Dubai (October 09-11/Christie’s & Seddiqi), Hong Kong (23-24 October/Christie’s), Taipei (26-27 October/Christie’s), New-York (October 29-30/Christie’s), Los Angeles (1-2 November/Westime), and finally Geneva (9-11 November/Christie’s).

Participating brands: Andersen Genève, Armin Strom, Arnold & Son, Audemars Piguet, Barbier Mueller, Bell & Ross, Blancpain, Boucheron, Bovet Fleurier, Breguet, Carl F. Bucherer, Chanel, Chopard, Christophe Claret, Chronoswiss, De Bethune, Dewitt, F.P. Journe, Fabergé, Frédérique Constant, Girard Perregaux, H.Moser & Cie, Harry Winston, Hautlence, Hermès, Hublot, Jacob & Co, Konstantin Chaykin, Laurent Ferrier, Jaquet Droz, Louis Moinet, Louis Vuitton, Maurice Lacroix, MB&F, MCT, Montblanc, Moritz Grossmann, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Rebellion, Ressence, Speake Marin, Tag Heuer, Tudor, Ulysse Nardin, Urwerk, Voutilainen, Zenith. Special Projects: (Agenhor x Head/Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design – Genève), Wostep (Ecole Horlogère – Neuchâtel).

Now, it’s available in a more affordable stainless steel case and the model is known as the Mirrored Force Resonance Water. Armin Strom Gumball Watch Replica has a custom of releasing different versions of a watch themed on elements like fire, water, earth, and atmosphere. More to the point, I think this new model looks even better.Apart in the stainless steel instance, the case dimensions and layout have been left unchanged. The brand new Mirrored Force Resonance in steel steps 43.4mm wide and is about 13mm thick. The instance is characterized by its thick lugs and muscle. And like most Armin Strom watches, there is a little lip at 6 o’clock in between the lugs that allows owners to engrave their initials if they’d want to do so.There’s a pusher at 2 o’clock that instantly zero-resets the two seconds hands. This is a pretty cool feature because if resonance is indeed in effect, then the two seconds hands must beat in unison.Aside in the case material, the largest changes to this watch are on the dial. In place of black dials with rose gold published numerals are white ones with the numerals printed in blue, hence the title Mirrored Force Resonance Water. Anyhow, it is a great colour combination and gives the watch a modern and refreshing look.The remainder of the dial remains unchanged, which means a whole lot of the movement can be seen. However, the highlight has got to be the double equilibrium springs on the left side of the dial, which are flanked by two subsidiary minutes dials with cool-looking triple-spoke minutes hands.

GPHG 2016 – Men’s watches: A category big on Moments Japanese Movement Replica

Nearly half of the watches competing in the men’s category in this year’s GPHG 2016 feature a small seconds indication. This may or may not be a coincidence, given that watches entered in this category may only have a maximum of two additional indications from among those of the date, power reserve or moon phase. Small seconds are fine, however, as are a TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 01 chronograph (a complication that has its own category) and a Louis Vuitton Voyager GMT (travel time watches also have their own category). As with other categories, we find watches here that we might reasonably expect to find in other categories. And if the 90,000 Swiss franc HYT Skull Bad Boy isn’t the personification of a “Mechanical Exception”, then what is? (Although, to be fair, the Neuchâtel-based HYT submitted its more traditional H2 Tradition in the latter category.)

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At the preselection phase the jury may find it hard to choose between classically themed models from the likes of Carl F. Bucherer, Chopard, Czapek, Grönefeld and Hermès, all of which present a similar face and similar functions with cases in red gold. Urban Jürgensen competes in a similar vein, but with a moon phase display as the added bonus and a case in white gold.

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The jurors also face two head-to-head contests between skeleton watches with decidedly different characters. The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Skeleton and Raymond Weil Freelancer Skeleton both have a refined elegance, pitching red gold accents against a black background (although the latter costs just a tenth the price of the former!), while Armin Strom and Hublot bring out the mechanical aspects of their watches. As the name hints, the Armin Strom Edge Double Barrel is the brand’s first attempt to offer an edgier side to its skeletonized movements, while Hublot opts for a more playful approach that will appeal to big boys who used to play with Meccano, which served as the inspiration for the movement architecture.

Regardless of the visible equilibrium wheels, the dial remains very legible. The ideal half of the dial homes the sub dial that tells the moment. The hour and minute hands are made from rose gold. They are chunky and are painted with luminescent material to guarantee legibility in low light conditions. The sub dial is black and the hours are indicated by Arabic numerals in increased gold (black and rose gold is a winning combination for me personally). The brand and the model of the watch form a smaller circle inside the dial. I’m not so sure I need to be educated of this watch’s name on the dialup, but this is not a deal-breaker for me personally. Nevertheless, I would however, favor a cleaner design.To the left are two subsidiary seconds dials with very cool-looking triple-spoke moments hands. What’s even more peculiar is that the next palms spin in opposite directions. The top hand spins counter-clockwise, while the reduced hand moves in a clockwise direction. It creates a fairly nice looking effect. Based on Armin Strom, it requires less than 10 minutes to the effects of resonance to take good care of both running seconds hands, and you will see them beating in unison.And further to the left of the two subsidiary seconds dials will be the celebrities of the watch – both resonating equilibrium wheels. The two wheels oscillate at a rather unusual speed of 25,200bph, but what’s really unique about it’s the patented resonance clutch that joins both balance wheels through the balance spring studs (the ends of the balance spring). This clutch allows the transmission of vibrational drives between both equilibrium wheels, allowing them to locate a natural rhythm so that they can overcome in unison.

Only a few brands have submitted pure three-hand models, one of which is Fabergé, whose “Altruist” model heralds the first non-complicated gent’s watch in the brand’s core collection, with a case in white gold and a Vaucher Manufacture movement. It would be hard to think of a more classic watch design than Seiko’s Grand Seiko Spring Drive 8 Day Power Reserve. But the 67,000 Swiss franc price tag for this watch demands that we take a closer look and we quickly discover that the devil is in the detail: a platinum case polished using the brand’s Zaratsu technique, slender hands (the longest to be found in this collection) with five different facets and the mesmerizing “diamond dust” dial all add up to a Grand Seiko like no other, with a power reserve indicator for the 8-day movement with its unbeatable accuracy of +/- 10 seconds per month visible through the sapphire case back.

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The jury has shown its willingness to recognize non-Swiss watch brands in the past three editions of the Grand Prix in the Petite Aiguille category, in which Austria’s Habring2 took the honours in 2013 and 2015 and Seiko won in 2014 with a Grand Seiko Hi-Beat model. Maybe it’s easier for non-Swiss brands to compete on price, but statistically, Seiko’s chances of being pre-selected are even: in the history of the GPHG the Japanese brand has submitted 10 watches and had five pre-selected.

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GPHG 2016 – Tourbillons Replica Guide Trusted Dealers

The tourbillon is among the most remarkable complications of the watchmaker’s art, and is particularly appreciated by enthusiasts and collectors alike. These days, tourbillons can be found combined with a variety of functions and in various styles, but they are always distinguished by ever more complex implementation and spectacular mechanical innovations.

To give an example, three watchmakers are offering exceptional double tourbillons: Speake-Marin (Black Magister Vertical Double Tourbillon), Manufacture Royale (1770 Micromégas, dual-rate double tourbillon) and Louis Moinet, with the Sideralis Evo, a unique inverted dual tourbillon designed to drive a complication (a time dial at 12 o’clock composed of two superimposed discs).

Louis Moinet Sideralis Evo

Ulysse Nardin’s Executive Skeleton Tourbillon is all about lightness. The robust architecture of the complex mechanism is revealed in every dimension through transparent sapphire, accentuated by PVD and ruthenium coatings. With its generous 170 hour power reserve and silicon tourbillon, the in-house manually-wound UN-171 movement with hour and minute functions is built to last.

The watchword for Bovet’s Ottantasei flying tourbillon is “light” – in its dual sense of luminous and weightless. This is the sixth watch and the fourth tourbillon to come out of the watchmaker’s partnership with the famous Italian design studio Pininfarina. The boldly conceived Ottantasei succeeds in fitting a flying tourbillon with a chronometric power reserve of 10 days into a relatively modest case size, 44 mm in diameter, with a total thickness of just 12 mm.

Lightness is also a primary feature of Armin Strom’s Tourbillon Skeleton Water, which bears witness to the watchmaker’s skeletonisation skills. The in-house ATC11-S calibre has been stripped back to the bare essentials. The timepiece also has a skeletonised tourbillon regulator, and offers a power reserve of 10 days.

GPHG 2016 Tourbillons

The Montblanc 4810 ExoTourbillon Slim is probably the most classic-looking of the 15 competing watches. Unveiled at SIHH 2016 to celebrate Montblanc’s 110th anniversary, the timepiece combines the watchmaker’s patented ExoTourbillon complication with a quick stop-second function. As its name reflects, the distinguishing feature of the ExoTourbillon is that its carriage is disconnected from the balance wheel.

Montblanc 4810 ExoTourbillon Slim

Finally, Girard-Perregaux, which this year celebrates its 225th anniversary, drew inspiration from the Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges pocket chronometer, which won the gold medal at the 1889 Universal Exhibition in Paris, to create the Esmeralda Tourbillon in pink gold. The Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges, one of the most iconic models in watchmaking history, is given a modern reinterpretation while remaining faithful to the aesthetic codes of the original.

The most gratifying element of the movement is going to end from manually twisting it while viewing the double barrel system and inner workings in the dial side. It is a motion that the brand is proud of, and also this design really helps to show it off.While that the Armin Strom Edge Double Barrel watch may be seen as a bit of a polarizing layout for some watch fans, it gives a ton of value for collectors interested in sci-fi industrial layout and luxury Swiss watchmaking. It pairs traditional watchmaking with contemporary design elements and results in a unique, high-quality experience for the wearer. The Armin Strom Edge Double Barrel watch in 18k rose gold is limited to 100 pieces and retails for 39,900 CHF. Collaborations between luxury watch brands and world-renowned sporting events are not anything new, but the goods these marriages sire are always worth examining. It is pretty hard to imagine the way the brand, especially those known for serious haute horlogerie, will handle the job of fusing their ideology with that of another establishment.
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