All IWC Replica Watches For Sale

One typical practice when money is tight is to build a prototype or just a computer mock-up design, and then solicit people for pre-order money. These people pay a fraction of the retail amount (usually at a discount because they are pro-ordering), and then the rest when the watches are actually delivered. Such small production runs are usually limited, which is a good thing as people place additional value on limited edition watches. So on the one hand you get the peace-of-mind knowing "model X" will only have 200 pieces, and the consumer feels that they are getting something exclusive as "model X" will only be available as 200 pieces.

Revelation R-01 Tourbillon Watch Watch Releases

Ellicott Majesty Watches Hands-On  Hands-On

Delivered by FeedBurner

Cartier doesn't mention watch movement is in the Ballon Bleu Extra-Flat. But a quick look on the caseback reveals the term "mecanique." That says to me that the watch has a mechanical movement in it, which in this case is manually wound.  Really odd that they don't publish more on that point. Most versions of this flat watch come on a brown alligator strap, but those people get the blue dialed platinum version will get a blue alligator strap. Price? The Cartier Ballon Bleu Extra-Flat will run you ,300 - ,800 in gold, and ,550 in platinum.

Rolex Explorer 2 Watch For 2011

Rolex Explorer 2 Watch For 2011

Ferrari has had an interesting history with watches. For a long time there were a range of lower-priced quartz watches. Then they worked with high-end brand Girard-Perregaux for some nice watches. After that they entered into what most people generally agree was a failed relationship with Panerai. After that Cabestan produced some very interesting highly limited Ferrari timepieces. There might be even more history that I am not considering. Starting today it is all about Ferrari and Hublot exclusively. With Hublot's strong track record being the official watch maker for Formula 1, they were probably able to show Ferrari all the highly marketable high-end pieces that they can produce. I anticipate some cool watches and events moving forward.

Cuervo y Sobrinos Robusto Manjuari 1882 Dual Time Diver Watch

Cuervo y Sobrinos Robusto Manjuari 1882 Dual Time Diver Watch

Listen to the HourTime Show watch podcast episode 64 here.

Debaufre GMT Red/Blue Watch Review

Debaufre GMT Red/Blue Watch Review

Those are, respectively, the founding year of Swiss watchmaker Zenith and the number of first-place chronometer competitions they've won. Almost unknown in the USA due to sharing a name with a consumer electronics company, Zenith is one of the small number of companies to have their own movements, or manufacture. In particular, their chronograph series 'El Primero' powered the Rolex Daytona from 1988 until 2000, as well as Tag Heuer Calibre 36, Panerai OP IV, Ulysse Nardin and others. They also have the 'Elite' movement, which is an in-house chronometer-grade timekeeper with date complication. Price for the pieces isn't bad actually.

Girard-Perregaux Cabinet de Curiosités Limited Edition Watch Watch Releases

Auction Watch: Antiquorum To Headline Latest Event With Patek & Rolex Sales & Auctions

Last Chance: Vintage Omega Speedmaster Watch Giveaway Giveaways

Armida A2 Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Looking for something classy, a dress watch to round out your collection of Tag Formula 1s and Chase-Durer watches? How about a real men’s Omega Constellation for under 0? It’s lot #238, here’s a pic of the dial, and don’t miss one of the best casebacks in watch history. Though be aware, the case is 36mm, which will seem diminutive if you’re a Paneristi.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Flying Tourbillon Monopusher Chronograph Watch & The Return Of Roger Watch Releases

Oris BC3 Air Racing GMT Limited Edition Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Price isn't too bad, and you can order them online. The sandblasted steel Squad 1000 Meter retails for 1,748 euros, while that price jumps up a bit to 1,798 euros for the PVD black version. All around a nice watch from a brand that you don't see on wrists too often.

Chaumet's offering in this arena is the Class One range. Compared to some of the other high-end fashion houses the Chaumet Class One has a wide assortment of options and styles. In addition to three-hand, GMT, and chronograph models, the Class One has been offered in a large range of looks and sizes (for men and women). For me the best model is the Class One XXL that is 45mm wide and offered in steel and titanium, titanium, or in rose gold. This size has the GMT and Chronograph version, and I think they are fun looking, sporty divers that will appeal to those who want something a bit different - at least in the US. Chaumet is a brand not sold in the US - so as far as I know having a Chaumet might be a lot more common in other parts of the world such as France or Japan. I think the first time I saw Chaumet watches in person was in London at their store within a store in Harrods.

Hublot Watches + Jet Li + China Feature Articles

Ventura Sparc MGS Watch Hands-On

Whether on not you like the watch is a matter of taste. It is hard not to like the base timepiece that is a 42mm wide Fortis chronograph with rotating bezel in titanium. Inside the watch is a Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750 movement, and the watch is water resistant to 200 meters. Just more of what Fortis fans know is good with the brand. I do like the black crown and pushers. And who is Andora? Well to be honest I am not sure. Google doesn't know much about him - they seem to prefer the place Andorra, not the man Andora. Fortis themselves admits he is not that well known, but is admired as part of a small group of pop artists. You can see an image of him here. By the way, those things hanging at the sides of his face... those are glasses that connect in the middle and can be "opened up." These are popular amongst some European "creative types" that I have run into.

I believe that I have actually seen the antique pocket watch below at some exhibit in Europe. Signed by Vardon & Stedmann, the beautiful piece is in an oblong gold and decorated case with an enamel dial. The real fun is in the hands. The watch makers created two telescopic hands that automatically get longer or shorter depending on where they are pointing to on the dial. Even back then there were people like me who hated short hands, and didn't want to limit themselves to just round cases.

Looking at the two watches above, would you guess that the moon phase is the most accurate ever made, one day in over 3200 years? Or that the second one is actually a blackened gold dial over an annual calendar?

Movement tech specs from Artya:

Tissot Sea-Touch Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Seiko Ananta NS_CONCEPT Limited Edition Watch Hands-ON Hands-On

A retrograde indicator on the left of the asymmetrical dial displays the date of the week using just the first letter of the day, and there is Lange's famous "outsize" (big) date indicator. The dial also has a day/night (AM/PM) indicator as well as a moon phase as part of the subsidiary seconds dial. All that alone would be enough to make it a superb watch. Though Lange being Lange needed to not only throw in a tourbillon, but make it an automatic as well. That latter piece of useful functionality really surprised and delighted many people as the brand is not known for typically producing high-complication watches that are self-winding.

Frederic Jouvenot Helios Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Milus Heritage Snow Star "Life Barter Kit" Watch Watch Releases

Watch What-If: Bell & Ross BR01 Heritage Watch What-If

It's striking at night. Instead of orange, the lume is yellow: