Hands-On Review – Replica Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 in stainless steel – High-end made accessible

It all began 20 years ago, when “in-house” and independent sourcing of movements were not yet in vogue across the watch industry. The presentation of a splendid micro-rotor movement manufactured in Fleurier, a watchmaking town of Val-de-Travers, gave birth to the cheap replica Chopard L.U.C series, a highly respected collection among watch connoisseurs. This Chopard collection now celebrates its 20th anniversary, with the introduction of several models. Among these, the XPS 1860 houses the brand’s original micro-rotor movement in a steel case and is definitely worth a close look.

Back in the early 1990s, at a time when very few brands were manufacturing their own movements, Chopard – under the guidance of Karl-Fiedrich Schefeule – initiated a program to produce a movement of their own in Fleurier. In 1996, the brand proudly introduced the L.U.C 1860 watch, housing their first in-house movement, the calibre 1.96. This milestone gave birth to a remarkable collection of watches, embodying Chopard’s watchmaking expertise, and laid the foundations for numerous developments. It was christened L.U.C in homage to Louis-Ulysse Chopard, who founded the company in 1860 in Sonvilliers.

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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this emblematic collection, Best replica watches Chopard is paying tribute to the very first L.U.C model that featured the calibre 1.96. The new L.U.C XPS 1860 is proposed in pink gold as a limited edition of 100 pieces. More than that, the model is also proposed in steel. An interesting move as many L.U.C and watch aficionados were hoping to see this iconic micro-rotor calibre cased in a more accessible material.

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The L.U.C XPS 1860 is an alluring, thin dress watch, a modern take on the first model of the collection. It is 40mm in diameter, a versatile and modern size. This needs to be compared to the 36.4 mm of the 1996 model, an elegant dimension no longer-adapted to current standards. With a thickness of 7.2mm and its shorts lugs, it wears extremely well. Interestingly, it was already available in steel (in a 2007 model, with a 39.5mm case), then removed from the catalogue and only produced in gold. Steel is now back.

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Its dial is classic, elegant with a modern touch. It is silver-toned with a sun-burst satin-finished center – a cheap fake Chopard L.U.C tradition the pattern radiates from the logo. It features different levels and applied hour markers, which adds depth and presence. The faceted rhodium-plated hands boast a distinctive design and indicate hours and minutes together with a small seconds. The date is shown at 6 o’clock. Some will enjoy the practicality of the indication while others might have preferred a pure, minimalist dial without date.

The XPS 1860 in steel sports an updated version of the calibre 96, dubbed L.U.C 96.03-L. This thin (3.3mm) automatic winding movement runs at 28’800vph. It has modern design and features an elegant bi-directional micro-rotor in 22 carat gold. Its twin mainspring barrels stacked one on top of the other (Twin technology) offer a comfortable power reserve of 62 hours. The two barrels operate in series to ensure a more constant energy flow and improve isochronism (check our article on taming power in mechanical watches in our technical guide). Its precision is COSC-certified.

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This version of the movement is not as sophisticated as that of the luxury fake Chopard XPS 1860 pink gold limited edition (bearing the Geneva seal) which is understandable as it is meant to be proposed at a more accessible price point. For instance, it does not feature the swan neck fine adjustment and Breguet overcoil. Still, the movement is magnificent and superbly finished. Its exquisite Geneva stripes, polished jewels sinks, micro-rotor engraving, beveling and perlage are in perfect harmony with its refined architecture.

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The Chopard L.U.C calibre 96 has often been compared with another iconic movement, the Patek 240. The Patek 240 is said to have been a (non-admitted) benchmark to develop the calibre 96. Both movements share common features and dimensions being ultra-thin with a similarly integrated micro-rotor. The modern construction of the L.U.C movement has strong arguments. Its twin barrels offer a pleasing power reserve while ensuring constant torque; its finishing is certainly on par with Patek Philippe – if not better on certain editions.

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The L.U.C XPS 1860 is worn on a black hand-sewn alligator strap with pin buckle, which as usual for cheap replica Chopard, shows an overall very pleasant quality and smoothness.

Conclusion

The Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 combines understated elegance with rare watchmaking expertise and craftsmanship. The calibre 1.96 is simply stunning. While it can’t be called cheap for a steel watch at 8,290 Euros, it feels like great value for money, compared to what many competitors are charging – and compared to the gold edition at nearly 20k. Really worth a close look if you are looking for a fine high-end dress watch, in steel and thus at a much more accessible price. An excellent opportunity to enjoy a haute horlogerie movement with a watch that won’t kill your savings.

Technical specifications of the steel L.U.C XPS 1860

Case: 40mm – steel case – sapphire crystals with anti-reflective coating on both sides – 30m water resistant
Movement: calibre L.U.C 96.03-L – automatic winding with 22K micro-rotor – 65h power reserve – 28,800 vibrations/h – hours, minutes, small seconds and date indications – COSC certified
Strap: black alligator leather with steel pin-buckle

Luxury Replica Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chrono in Fairmined white gold

When you say Chopard and chronograph, you certainly have in mind the Mille Miglia or the Superfast collections, sporty and race-oriented luxury watches – but not high-end, haute horlogerie pieces. What Chopard launched this year at Baselworld 2016 is a tiny bit different – to say the least. The brand came to the international watch fair with a pure complex watch, an in-house, traditionally built chronograph movement combined with a perpetual calendar function and all of that certified by the Hallmark of Geneva – and because times are about fair trade production, it also happens to be maid in Fairmined gold. Here is the new and high-end replica Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chrono.

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The new Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chrono is a real connoisseur piece and such combination of complications, in such a high-end, refined execution is rather rare. Think in-house, traditional column-wheel chronograph combined to a perpetual calendar with a haute-horlogerie manufacturing… What are the potential candidates? Of course, there’s the icon, the Lange & Sohne Datograph Perpetual. There’s another icon, the Patek Philippe Ref. 5270. The latest could be the Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle Chronograph Perpetual Calendar. Not the worst watches to consider if you have over 100,000 Euros to spend. Well, there’s now a new contender in the battle, in the name of the Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chrono – and it has some serious arguments to fight against the others: in-house movement, column-wheel / vertical clutch chronograph, Hallmark of Geneva, perpetual calendar with big date, superb and original design, decent price tag (relatively speaking) and it even respects fair trade rules.

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As you can see, the Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chrono has some arguments. In terms of design (and this remains of course completely subjective), it brings a certain uniqueness and modernity, compared to three very classical competitors. The case, made in Fairmined 18k white gold (coming from Peru, Bolivia or Columbia-based mining cooperatives – and the first time cheap fake Chopard uses Fairmined white gold), shows a nice execution with flat surfaces polished and brushed flanks. The originality comes from the direction of the brushing, which is vertical and not horizontal like most of the watches. The case however remains large, at 45mm x 15.06mm – a thickness enhanced by the straight shape of the casebands. Some will find it too large (compared to the 42mm of the Patek or the 41mm of the Lange) and some will appreciate a more modern and sportier look.

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The dial of the Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chrono also differentiates from the crowd via its look and its layout. The background of the dial is ruthenium plated (so dark grey) with a sun ray, hand-guilloché pattern, starting from the center of the luxury replica Chopard logo. The indexes, applied on the dial, are modern and sculptural Roman numeral. The originality of this piece comes from the layout and shape of the sub-dials. The indications displayed are: time on the central axis, small second and moon-phase at 6, large date at 12, chronograph second on the central axis. Until now, easy. Then come the two other sub-dials. At 3, you’ll find the 30-minute counter, with in its centre the indication of the day of the week and attached on the top the indication of the leap year. At 9, you’ll have the 12-hour counter with in its centre the month and attached on top the day / night indicator.

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This “fancy” look is due by the choice of Choaprd not to cut the track and to make them going around all the indications. A strange choice maybe but something that creates a very distinctive look – which in the end remains rather easy to read. Of course, as always in such combination of a chronograph and a perpetual calendar, the dial looks complex and rather clustered. But here it has some appeal and remains different from all the other brands.

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In the tradition of the exact replica Chopard L.U.C Collection, the movement of the Perpetual Chrono is superbly executed and comes with interesting features. When looked from the back, it is a traditional, manual-winding movement, operated with a column-wheel (noblesse oblige…). However, this entirely in-house movement is a modern one, as you can see from the shape of the bridges and chronograph levers. It also features a vertical clutch (which guarantee a instant start of the chronograph second hand without jump…) and a flyback feature. It ticks at a modern frequency (4Hz) and boasts 60 hours of power reserve. The perpetual calendar module is added on the top and the moon-phase indicator is precise for the coming 122 years.

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In terms of finishing, first note that the movement of the Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chrono is certified by the Hallmark of Geneva. Thus, it is real haute-horlogerie and a proper chronometer that you’ll invest in. The bridges and main-plate are manufactured in untreated German Silver (which gives this distinctive warm colour to the movement). bridges and wheels are chamfered by hand, main-plate is circular grained, steel parts are also beveled and grained… It is very pleasant to look at.

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Considering the functions it features, considering its high-end finishing and the look of the watch, Chopard did quite a good job and could potentially have an interesting alternative to the 3 watches we mentioned earlier (Patek, Lange & Vacheron). The Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chrono is definitely a bold watch, with its large case and its unique dial (some will love, some won’t…) but Chopard doest have to be ashamed of the level of execution and the technology. This even truer when considering the price – 83,730 Euros – when the others are all positioned over 120,000 Euros. Not bad, right. Limited Edition of 20 pieces. Also available in Fairmined 18k pink gold.

Cheap Replica Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition for 24 Hours Of Le Mans 2016

For the seasoned watch journalist, there’s intellectual exhaustion when a watch brand offers a thematic watch offering with scant relation to the event they have sponsored. Deployant is proud to report that with Chopard’s Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition, the Official Timing Partner of Porsche Motorsport has avoided exactly that pitfall.

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Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition for 24 Hours Of Le Mans 2016

A few caveats, First: In terms of aesthetics, the cheap replica Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition tilts toward the side of busy. While some voices are critical on the design decision taken by Chopard to label the chronograph subdials (adding to its busy appearance), ask Joe Average on the street what each dial on their chronograph displays and they’d be hard pressed to give you an answer. Labelling provides easy reference points.

I don’t know if many readers have seen the interior of a LMP1 Porsche 919 Hybrid but I can assure you that the dashboard has counters and readouts in a similar fashion which leads to my second point: as a Porsche Motorsport inspired timepiece, the Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition keeps with the technical design of motor-racing; properly labelled gauges, readouts and buttons.

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Finally, there’s the engineering aspect – screws, nuts, bolts and air vents. The Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition for 24 Hours of Le Mans 2016 is built to replicate that feel authentically and so while this “overly-designed” timepiece might not be every one’s cup of tea, it’s worth noting that not everyone will appreciate getting behind the wheels of a true race car either. Now onto the news.

During the 2015 endurance race, the three LMP1 Porsche 919 Hybrid vehicles driven by Nico Hülkenberg, Mark Webber and Romain Dumas achieved an impressive first, second and fifth finishing after clocking up 395 laps in 24 hours- it was an outstanding double victory for the team and thus for the 2016 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, cheap fake Chopard watches presents the Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition with the same avant-garde design seen in the triumphant vehicles.

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Issued in a 100-piece titanium series, the Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition replicates the modern aesthetics of hybrid Porsche 919’s black, white and red detailing to compelling effect. But what grabs me isn’t what lies on the surface but rather the engine birthed by Chopard’s Fleurier Ebauches SA’s new “Minergie” eco-standard factory: the chronometer-certified COSC Chopard Calibre 03.05-M.

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All the bridges of the COSC certified Chopard Calibre 03.05-M are openworked, reminiscent cooling air vents found on sports cars. While not exactly “skeleton”, Chopard’s dedication to maximum visual dramatism allows the owner to go right into the heart of the machine beyond your typical sapphire case-back.

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While the 45mm large 2016 Superfast model is assertive and bold like its 2014 predecessor, the new Black Edition enjoys the subtlety of bead-blasted black DLC titanium casing, taking a classical chronograph and turning it into a contemporary racing-inspired watch.

Exclusively available in Chopard boutiques, the limited Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition sports a lacquered titanium tachymetric scale bezel secured by eight PVD-coated blackened screws while the matt black rubber-moulded screw-lock crown with a steering wheel motif completes the feel of a high performance race-car. The two rubber coated pushers in red for chronograph start-stop (much like the engine start-stop of the 919) and the black for zero-reset add to the aggressive distinctiveness of the timepiece.

Online best replica Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition is priced at USD14,370 and is available only at Chopard boutiques.

Cheap Replica Breitling Superocean 44 Special Watch

With the Superocean 44 Special, Breitling introduces their second (at the time of writing) timepiece which uses a ceramic bezel. If you recall, last year in 2015 Breitling released the well-priced and good-looking Chronoliner (hands-on here) that has a solid black ceramic bezel. Competing watch brands such as Rolex and Omega had introduced ceramic as a material into their lineup years previously, so it was about time cheap replica watches Breitling offered their own take on the use of the material. For 2016, Breitling uses ceramic as a bezel material for this “Special” version of the Superocean dive watch.

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I have a feeling that the mostly monochromatic design of the Breitling Superocean 44 Special will look better in person than in these marketing pictures. Timepieces like this tend to look a bit boring in images, but in person their high-contrast, legible dials and versatile styling make strong visual arguments. In fact, the brand calls the Breitling Superocean 44 Special their “ocean pilot,” as they feel it combines the legibiltiy of a pilot watch with the durability of a dive watch. Last I checked, most dive watches were more legible that most pilot watches – especially at Breitling… At least the Breitling Superocean 44 Special continues that heritage.

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Superocean 44 Special

This Breitling Superocean 44 case comes in PVD-coated black steel and is water resistant to 1000 meters with a screw-down crown (of course) and helium release valve. It looks like luxury replica Breitling watches online uses the same “mono-block” type of black ceramic bezel as the Chronoliner. This is not a mere bezel insert, but a solid piece of ceramic all around. This is unlike many other ceramic bezels which are merely rings placed into a metal frame and used as “bezel inserts.” The result should be more scratch-resistant surfaces all around, and such pieces of more complex-milled ceramic are arguably more desirable.

A look back at Breitling’s modern history with dive watches reveals a stunning variety of designs and themes. Breitling dive watches over the last 10 years have come in both mechanical and quartz variants, with modern or vintage themes, in a slew of different sizes and colors, as well as designs which are either more sports or formal. Of the recent Breitling dive watches, the best replica Breitling Superocean 44 Special very much feels like their take on the “professional diver” with a focus on functionality versus things like trendy colors.

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Superocean 44 Special

Tool watch lovers will likely celebrate the Breitling Superocean 44 Special for its particular lack of “excess design.” Perhaps the only issue some might take with the dial design is how the 9 o’clock hour marker and the date window slightly overlap the 24-hour markers on the dial inside of the applied lume-filled hour indicator. This won’t bother most people, but I do take notice each time an aBlogtoWatch audience member comments on their dislike of how one element on a dial overlaps or cuts into another.

Inside the Breitling Superocean 44 Special is the brand’s calibre 17 automatic movement which is a base Swiss ETA. The movement has been COSC Chronometer certified, as is the case with many other Breitling timepieces. Current strap options for the cheap fake Breitling Superocean 44 Special watch are both rubber, but with different styles and are the Breitling Ocean Racer or the Diver Pro.

Six Recommendations for Weekend Replica Watches , from Our Archives

Weekends – we all live for it, don’t we? It is probably a well-deserved break that we all need, after five days’ worth of late-nights and corporate slogging. As watch lovers, first thing on our minds when we knock off on Friday? Weekend watches!

When we swap our corporate attire for our casual weekend wear, the same should be done for the watches too. Don’t you think that it’s strange to wear a dress watch, like say the A. Lange & Söhne 1815, with a pair of shorts and t-shirt? Perhaps not, but we make our point of a weekend watch.

In this installment of Throwback Sundays, we will be curating six watches that we think are casual, or should go well with your casual weekend wear. Let’s go!

Breitling Emergency II

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The cheap replica Breitling Emergency II. A watch that one should have, if they are out for an adventure.

For some of us, the weekends are meant for us to do the things we love. And well, who doesn’t love a good adventure, or a relaxing day out on a yacht?

The luxury fake Breitling Emergency II watches, now enhanced with several upgrades from its predecessor, is perhaps the one of the best companions for the thrill-seekers. Armed with the new dual antenna transmitter, the watch is able to convey the area’s coordinates accurately and seek for assistance when the function is deployed during an emergency. Besides that, the watch also features some other useful functions, such as the 1/100th second chronograph, as well as a second timezone indicator. Notably, it is fitted with a SuperQuartz™ movement, which is said to be ten times more accurate than standard quartz and chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute).

The 51mm timepiece is cased in titanium, and it retails at S$ 21,000. While the Emergency II is not exactly an inexpensive timepiece, the novelty and coolness surely makes up for the premium price tag. Replica watches for sale online.

Bulgari Octo Velocissimo

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The Bulgari Octo Velocissimo, featuring the iconic octagon bezel.

Next up, we have a novelty from Bulgari’s iconic Octo collection – the Velocissimo.

The Velocissimo, true to its origins, features the classic Octo DNA with a little twist. The 41mm watch is cased in two materials: 18k pink gold and DLC steel. The combination, together with its stunning black lacquered dial, makes the timepiece rather chic and elegant.

The watch is powered by the Caliber BVL 328, a high frequency movement based on the Zenith El Primero. It features a date indicator at the 4:30 position, as well as a chronograph function. The finishing, which consists of circular-graining, Côtes de Genève and chamfering, is done reasonably well too.

Priced at CHF 12,950 (approximately S$ 17,720), the Octo Velocissimo is a timepiece for collectors who wants to remain fashionable and cool during the weekends. Well, we have to admit that this is a rather good-looking timepiece after all…

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph

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The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph Deep Blue.

The rise in popularity for Audemars Piguet, especially its Royal Oak Offshore collection, has been phenomenal. The appeal lies in its chunky 42mm case, as well as its bold design cues that appeals and bode well with the younger vibrant crowd who likes their watches to be massive and casual.

The Diver Chronograph is one of the latest additions to the Offshore family. This is the first time that a complication has been added to the Diver Collection, and we feel that Audemars Piguet had done a great job for this one. The watch is now more functional, yet it still retains a simple and legible dial layout. In addition, the dual counter chronograph is powered by the in-house AP Caliber 3124/3841, although jsome critics might argue that the lack of a date counter, we think it looks fine.

The watch comes with four different colour combinations, each with a fancy coloured dial and rubber strap. The above-mentioned example, which comes with a blue dial, is our favourite among the quartet. It is priced at S$ 31,900, and we feel that it is a must-have for collectors who are die-hard AP collectors.

Panerai Luminor

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The Luminor “Black Seal” edition, featuring a DLC coated case.

Following the Diver Chronograph, we have yet another iconic timepiece that is rather popular with collectors for its casual style. Cue the Panerai Luminor.

Originally designed for the Italian Frogmen, the demand for Panerai watches remains very strong. The Luminor collection, in particular, is a favourite among collectors. This is all thanks to its instantly recognizable design, which features a massive case and the unique crown guard. More importantly, the popularity of the watch is partly due to the immense choice of strap options. There are many alternative strap designs and materials for Panerai watches, which allow collectors to change their straps to match their style. The versatility is superb, and it is definitely appealing to collectors who want to customise the watches to their attire.

The Luminor collection varies in terms of pricing, from around S$ 6,500 for a basic time-only model, to S$ 204,500 for the Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio.

Rolex Air-King

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The new Rolex Air-King, featuring a design that is much more casual and less serious than its usual offerings.

The Air-King offers something different from the usual Rolex watches.

The dial design of the Air-King is unusual. This particular release features design cues from the instruments that were used in the Rolex Bloodhound SSC, in which the indices combine both the minute and hour numerals on the same dial itself. On top of that, the details – such as the green Rolex fonts and the yellow Rolex logo – add a colourful touch to the tool watch.

The Air-King is a Rolex through and through. The watch comes with the robust Oyster case and bracelet, and it is fitted with a workhorse movement (the Calibre 3131, in this case). It even comes with a five year warranty!

Priced at CHF 5,900 (approximately S$ 8,070), the 40mm Air-King is certainly another great watch to have in the collection, and the cheapest entry to a anti-magnetic Rolex. We reckon it will pair nicely with casual clothing, though it will dress up too.

Swatch Sistem51

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Last but not least, we have the Swatch Sistem51.

The name Swatch, which is a contraction for “Second Watch”, is probably the go-to watch for people who just want something that is fun to wear during the weekends. The Sistem51 fits in perfectly. The watch, with its revolutionary mechanical movement and a variety of funky and interesting designs, should appeal to many collectors.

Moreover, the watch is relatively affordable at S$ 207. It is certainly something cool to have in a collection, and one that will surely make the collectors feel young at heart again.

Concluding Thoughts

When it comes to watches for the weekend, we reckon that it should be something that is fun, and yet robust enough to withstand any impact or “torture” that the watch might undergo when the owner wears it to carry out his or her activities.Cheap replica watches for sale online.

What are some of the criteria that you will look at, when you are selecting your weekend watch? Do you share the same sentiments as us? Or do you think that we have left o some of the watches in this list? Let us know in the comments section below.

Once again, we hope you enjoyed this installment of Throwback Sundays. Till the next article, cheers!

Why the Replica Breitling Chronoworks Might Be the Year’s Most Interesting Watch

Breitling combines the latest in materials and manufacturing to create the hyper-efficient Chronoworks.

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At Baselworld 2016 Breitling unveiled the rather ordinary look Superocean Chronoworks with an eye-watering price of almost US$40,000 – about five times the typical cheap replica Breitling chronograph watches. That’s hard to believe until you realise the Chronoworks is the equivalent of Mercedes-AMG or BMW M – tweaked, tuned and majorly re-engineered.

The monochromatic, plain in fact, aesthetic of the Chronoworks belies the remarkably high-tech movement that combines many innovations of contemporary watchmaking in both materials and production technology. But the Chronoworks is not a fantasy concept watch, it is a 100-piece limited edition ready for sale, albeit at an absurd price. It’s a viable candidate for most interesting watch of 2016.

Based on Breitling’s in-house Calibre 01 movement, the Chronoworks has been upgraded to for high performance and ultra-efficient running, which actually translates into something more prosaic: a more practical watch with more stable timekeeping and a longer power reserve.

The ordinary Calibre 01 is, well, quite ordinary, being similar to other chronograph movements in the same price range. Breitling’s goal was improve the efficiency of the Calibre 01 – and the watchmaker succeeded, boosting the power reserve by 45 percent. Five key features of the Chronoworks made this progress possible. Though not all of the features are entirely new, this is the first time they have been combined in a single movement in a watch that is commercially available.

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Starting from the bottom up…

To start with Breitling revamped the very foundations of the watch, making the base plate and bridges for the gear train out of fake Breitling watches black ceramic. Traditionally these components are made of rhodium-plated brass, which necessitates lubricated jewelled bearings for the pivots to reduce friction and wear.

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Replacing brass with hexagonal boron nitride, which has a low coefficient of friction, reduces the jewel count of the movement from 47 to 36. That’s because the arbors can sit directly in the base plate, and do not require lubrication.

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Silicium

Further efficiency gains come from silicon wheels in the gear train. The centre, third and fourth wheels are made of silicon, a material that’s half the weight of brass and also boasts a low coefficient of friction. Because silicon wheels are produced via a process known as deep-reactive ion etching (DRIE), the same process used to make silicon wafers, the wheels can be precisely formed into unconventional shapes. Consequently the silicon wheels of the gear train have angled spokes to enhance its rigidity.

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Silicon is also used in the escapement for the escape wheel and pallet fork. This parts are also made via DRIE, allowing them to be redesigned for greater efficiency. The pallet fork, for instance, is partially open-worked to reduce its weight.Cheap fake Breitling watches for sale online.

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Reinterpreting an old school balance

Breitling also designed an bi-metallic variable inertia balance wheel for the Chronoworks. This free-sprung balance wheel has four gold weights on the edge of its ring. Unusually, the balance wheel is made two parts in different metals: a nickel ring combined with a brass cross on top, making it the modern equivalent of the old fashioned bimetallic balance found in marine chronometers.

These two alloys expand and contract differently with temperate changes, compensating for each other. When the ambient temperature rises, brass (being more temperature sensitive) expands at a fast rate than nickel. Thus the brass cross expands and pushes the ends of the ring towards the centre, effectively shrinking the balance wheel. This reduces its inertia, compensating for the increased elasticity of the hairspring as temperatures rise.

The constituent parts of the balance wheel, being extremely thin and unusually shaped, are produced with a process known as UV-LIGA, a lithography technique that can produce fine and precise metal components.

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Springy teeth

And the final notable feature of the Chronoworks are wheels with elastic toothing, which are also produced via UV-LIGA. Similar elastic teeth have been used by Cartier in its top of the line complications, as well as movement specialist Agenhor, all of whom rely on Mimotec, a specialist in UV-LIGA based in Sion, a town in Southern Switzerland.

Breitling’s elastic toothed gears are inside the vertical clutch for the chronograph, the same wheels that transmit power from the base movement to the chronograph once it has been started. Each tooth on thse wheels have a lengthwise slits, allowing the teeth to mesh more snugly. This gets rid of of the possible seconds hand stutter or jump when starting the chronograph, since there is almost no play in the teeth. And it boosts efficiency by eliminating the friction spring that is traditionally used to prevent the stutter.

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And the Chronoworks also has a longer and thinner mainspring than the basic Calibre 01. While the Calibre 01 has a 70-hour power reserve, the Chronoworks manages 100 hours. This 45 percent increase is achieved without making the watch bigger; the Chronoworks movement has the same volume as the ordinary Calibre 01.

And then there’s everything else…

While the movement is novel, the rest of the watch is somewhat common looking, so stealthy as to be totally inverse to what is inside. Very similar to the Superocean Heritage Chronograph from the standard collection, the case is 46mm and made of matte black ceramic, while the dial sticks to the style of the Superocean Heritage with some minor visual adaptations.

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Stupendous

The Chronoworks retails for US$39,295.

Breitling deserves praise for putting together a watch that is packed with useful technology that makes regular watches better. But that’s an preposterous price that’s as far removed from the average luxury replica Breitling chronograph watches as it is from reality.

While every novel feature inside the Chronoworks is useful and well conceived, such features are the sort that will get more affordable with time and economies of scale. Expect them to make their way into more accessibly priced watches in the future.

Replica Watches Breitling Avenger Hurricane Takes Flight In Singapore

The Hour Glass, one of Singapore’s foremost luxury retailers, partnered with cheap replica Breitling watches to launch the Avenger Hurricane. On June 9, more than 150 guests attended an exclusive party, coupled with a 10-day aviation themed exhibition at Paragon, the high-end luxury mall on Orchard Road.

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The Paragon Atrium was transformed for the military-themed party. An immersive aviation experience awaited the guests, as they entered the replica Breitling watches hangar. The event even featured an airfield-inspired runway for takeoff and landing, together with a 3D display of the Breitling Jet Team L-39 Albatros.

It was exciting to be able to take flight, just as pilots do and get a taste of an aeronautical adventure in the full-motion jet simulator, specially brought in by luxury fake Breitling watches for the event.

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Singapore-born TV personality Randall Tan hosted the opening evening, which was abuzz as models clad in aviation suits drew a lot of attention when they strutted down the runway, partnered together with a group of debonair gentlemen, friends of exact replica Breitling watches for sale.

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As if this was not already enough excitement for one night, the top pilot of the flight simulator challenge that evening was presented with a special Breitling Jet Team scale plane, highlighting the brand’s expertise as a leading specialist in the field of high-performance instruments.

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Besides debuting the latest Avenger collection, guests were treated to a firsthand look at other 2016 novelties and 2 special Asia edition models – the Superocean Chronograph 42mm and Colt Automatic 41mm – redesigned to suit Asian clientele.

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The new 50 mm Avenger Hurricane is made of an all-new ultra-sturdy and ultralight Breitlight case, a world-first in the watch industry. It is 3.3 times lighter than titanium and 5.8 times lighter than steel, besides being significantly harder. The watch is powered by the new in-house Caliber B12 with 24-hour military style display.

Replica Greubel Forsey Watches Double Tourbillon in Clear Sapphire Crystal

The first ever sapphire crystal case wristwatch from Greubel Forsey. Specs and price below.

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Sapphire crystal cases have been all the rage, especially with makers of pricey, bold watches like Richard Mille and Hublot. Exotic tourbillon specialist Greubel Forsey joins its peers with the Replica Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon 30° Technique Sapphire, its twin axis tourbillon inside a clear sapphire crystal case.

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Not new – Alain Silberstein made several sapphire case watches in the 1990s – but now all the rage, the sapphire crystal watch case reveals the entirely of the Double Tourbillon 30°. The Technique variant of the watch was originally intended to showcase the finely decorated movement in all its glory, hence the lack of a dial and all the exposed mechanics on the front. The sapphire case takes this to a new level, with the movement now visible from all sides.Fake Greubel Forsey watches for sale.

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The sapphire case is made of three parts – bezel, middle and back. Because sapphire is more fragile, long screws with nuts that extend the height of the case (and are visible on the sides) secure its front and back. Consequently the case is larger than the ordinary Double Tourbillon 30° that is already a chunky 47.5mm in diameter. The sapphire version is 49.95mm wide and 17.15mm high.Copy Greubel Forsey watches.

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Limited to eight watches, the Double Tourbillon 30° Technique Sapphire is exclusive to the North American market. The price is US$1.1m.

Cheap Replica Greubel Forsey Watches Stephen Forsey and the birth of a watch

— On collecting the award for the Replica Watches Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision, Stephen Forsey stressed the need to preserve traditional watchmaking for future generations. Greubel Forsey’s “Naissance d’une montre” project is making great headway on this front.

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For Stephen Forsey, success at the very top of the fine watchmaking pile for the past ten years is welcome, but handing down the skills and expertise of traditional watchmaking is just as important. He used his thank-you speech at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, where he collected the top Aiguille d’Or prize for the Cheap Fake Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision, to urge others to follow his initiative in this respect.

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The initiative in question is the “Naissance d’une montre” project, which was first conceived in 2007. “We have been putting a lot of energy into this project with Time Aeon foundation and we now have the first working piece that Michel Boulanger has built from scratch using only traditional tools and methods,” Stephen Forsey explained to WorldTempus. “It is one of only very few pieces in modern times that have been made this way and many people would not go that far, so it is a magical piece.” He adds: “It is always a challenge because if you just see a photo of one of our timepieces and some numbers it doesn’t really reflect the true value of the piece. You have to go deeper into the subject to see what we are trying to do. We go beyond the expectations of even the most demanding collectors, but it’s a challenge to get that message across.”
This “school watch” is the first tangible item to emerge from the project and will help the initiators better to promote their cause. It will be auctioned at the Christie’s sale in May 2016 in Hong Kong and the proceeds will go to the Time Aeon foundation. This will allow for an additional, strictly limited, series along the same lines. “These will be available by subscription to collectors,” says Stephen Forsey. “Here, too, all the profit will be ploughed back into the foundation and we are hoping this way that we can obtain funds that will allow us to transmit this know-how. At the moment we have Michel who is the guardian of the temple, but this is very fragile because it is only one person. We need to build a nucleus of people with these skills and expertise and we need to draw attention to that and see what support we can get from the watch community.”

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Michel Boulanger’s working piece. © Replica Waches Greubel Forsey

The next major phase of the project will thus be one of communication. “What we have seen at Replica Greubel Forsey Watches with the help of Philippe Dufour on the ground in Singapore and Hong Kong in September, is that the whole community is concerned and willing to support the project,” says Stephen Forsey. “We are also pleased to have the support of auctioneers Christie’s, who dedicated a whole wall and showcase for us at the preview to their sale in Dubai. We are hoping to find one regional partner in all the key regions and we have some retailers who are going to support the project, such as Elegant Watch in Hong Kong and Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons in the UAE.”
The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie in Switzerland is also a partner in the project and has granted it a separate, dedicated exhibition space at the SIHH 2016. It will be accessible from the new “Carré des Horlogers” housing the smaller independent brands and still be managed by Greubel Forsey. Philippe Dufour (the teacher), Michel Boulanger (the teacher turned apprentice) and Séverine Vitali (a hand-finishing specialist from Greubel Forsey) will all be on hand to explain the project during the exhibition. This marks an important turning point for the project, as Stephen Forsey concludes: “The idea is to give the project its own feet, because we have housed it in the Best Replica Greubel Forsey Watches stand up until now. It is, after all, a community project. Robert and myself have financed the project because we felt it was so important.”

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Michel Boulanger and Philippe Dufour. © Replica Watches Greubel Forsey

“The birth of a watch – timeline”
2007 – Robert Greubel, Stephen Forsey and Philippe Dufour reach the alarming conclusion that an entire heritage of ancestral watchmaking techniques was on the verge of disappearing.
2009 – “Le Garde Temps – Naissance d’une Montre” was started
2012 – The project is officially presented at the SIHH
2015 – The first finished watch is presented

SIHH 2016 Novelties From Replica Watches Greubel Forsey

There are those who introduce almost 100 new watches at SIHH 2016. And then there’s Replica Watches Greubel Forsey. The independent brand, creator of high-end timepieces that command dizzying prices, unveiled three timepieces in Geneva, each one inviting the world’s elite a little deeper into the Greubel Forsey universe.

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You may recognise certain elements of the Double Balancier à Différentiel Constant. This SIHH 2016 novelty features the brand’s sixth invention (who’s counting?), first seen in the Double Balancier Incliné. The two inclined balance wheels, initially positioned one above the other, now occupy distinct and separate three-dimensional spaces that can be fully admired thanks a large aperture between 4 o’clock and 10 o’clock. The Double Balancier à Différentiel Constant is a limited edition of 33 pieces in white gold.

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As its name suggests, the Signature 1 is the first in a new line of collaborative watches made between Sale Fake Greubel Forsey Watches and independent watchmakers. The collection, the latest ‘educational’ project led by the duo, is inaugurated by Didier J.G. Cretin. A longtime Best Replica Greubel Forsey partner, Cretin introduces a manually wound three-hands watch (the first ever at Greubel Forsey) that features an exclusive balance wheel and gold dial. The Signature 1 will be available in a limited edition of 33 pieces in gold, platinum, and steel (by advance order only).

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Replica Watches Greubel Forsey scooped the industry’s most prestigious prize three months ago, when the Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision was awarded the “Aiguille d’Or” prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2015. The victorious timepiece is back, this time in a celebratory red gold case with an anthracite dial and a sapphire case-back to let everyone admire the award-winning Tourbillon 24 Secondes.