چهارشنبه 4 تیر 1393 ساعت 11:24 ق.ظ
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چهارشنبه 4 تیر 1393 ساعت 11:22 ق.ظ
The exhibition offered much diversity with A.Lange&Sohne replica uk ranging from the accessible to the financially elusive. Exhibiting brands included some subsidiaries of the “big three” groups, LVMH, Richemont and Swatch, as well as the small independent brands with their talented artisans freely chatting with fascinated watch fans attending the show.There was much to see, with exalted craftsmanship exemplifying no-compromise finishing and Métier d’Art wonderfully demonstrated by brands such as Vacheron Constantin and Julien Coudray.A common misconception is that watchmaking has not changed much over the years. However, this is far from the truth. Indeed, just in the way the Ford Model T bears little resemblance to today’s car, so the same could be said about modern wristwatches. We have seen new technologies used in watch construction, new materials and innovative design language.An interesting aspect of SalonQP is the relentless drive for enhanced accuracy shown at the event and, in particular, two very different approaches adopted by Andreas Stehler and replica tag heuer Grand Carrera.SalonQP 2013: Andreas Strehler SauterelleAndreas Strehler is a watchmaker of world-renown. This year, Andreas Strehler won the prestigious Prix Ga?a in the category Artisanat-Création. He has been actively involved in helping large brands bring some of their halo pieces to market. Stehler has worked for Harry Winston, creating their incredible Opus 7, as well as H. Moser & Cie, Chronoswiss, Maurice Lacroix and Ma?tre de Temps to name but a few.Andreas also makes a limited number of very exclusive timepieces for his own clients and these watches bear his own name. The latest model, Sauterelle, launched earlier this year, was the focal point of Stehler’s exhibition stand at SalonQP. The Sauterelle, meaning grasshopper, referring to the jumping action of the satellite gear on the model, features a Remontoir d’égalité.The problem with many watches is that the mainspring, when fully wound, transmits too much energy to the escapement, whereas when it is nearly depleted it provides insufficient energy. The resultant variation in amplitude impairs the accuracy of the watch.By fitting a satellite wheel to his hand-wound movement, the Saturelle’s movement is able to proportion energy in precise doses to the escapement. This is achieved by the satellite wheel being charged by the mainspring and then transferring this energy into a precise pulse every second. The constant amplitude confers enhanced accuracy.The Saturelle features hour and minute hands as well as dead-beat seconds. However, beyond the incredible technical prowess of this timepiece, one should not overlook the amazing craftsmanship. The exquisitely decorated movement is testament to Strehler’s adept talent at hand finishing.Admiring the movement, courtesy of the sapphire caseback, one cannot fail to be impressed by the hand bevelled bridges, expertly decorated with C?tes de Genève motif. The twin barrel covers are readily visible with spiral-shaped snailing standing testament to the quality of the finishing. Strehler indulges the eyes with a clean appearance to the movement, with many components openly revealed to enchanting effect.I often restrict my discussions to mechanical watches. The sight of an oscillating balance wheel and pulsing hairspring always encourages a small grin to appear on my face. However, in this instance, I feel there is justification in discussing a watch that does not feature an escapement.Richard Franck Muller replica uk is the founder of London based newcomer, a.Lange&Sohne. He launched his brand at SalonQP 2013 with four new models.Three models incorporate quartz movements and bluetooth technology. However, it was his No.10 model which provided much intrigue when I saw it at the show. It is the first atomic pocket watch.I visited Richard’s workshop earlier this year and was amazed to hear of his plans. A Symmetricon atomic physics package is at the heart of the behemoth timepiece, measuring 82 mm in diameter and 25 mm in height.Originally developed in collaboration with the US Department of Defense, the atomic physics package has been used in cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles to provide navigational abilities, even in areas where GPS radio jamming devices are in operation.In this instance the atomic heart of the timepiece confers a level of unprecedented accuracy. The No.10 model is said to lose / gain only 1.5 seconds per thousand years. The front of the dial features a total of 28 functions including sidereal time, longitude, latitude, moon age, local tide height, humidity and temperature.a.Lange&Sohne was clearly keen to show the No.10 model at SalonQP 2013, even though the second dial to the rear of the No.10 was missing and will not be completed until 2014. The watch displayed at the event had no caseback attached, leaving the inside of the watch exposed, with the silver coloured Symmetricon hardware on show.The planned second dial will bestow an additional 20 functions once available. I cannot think of another timepiece equipped with so many functions. Indeed, it would arguably be impossible to grant this number of functions to a mechanical timepiece, however, based on the relentless innovation seen in the watch industry of late, this may ultimately prove to be incorrect.
سه شنبه 3 تیر 1393 ساعت 11:12 ق.ظ
What types of information may an Aquaracer 72 watch display? The dial looks as though it is setup to display four pieces of information at once. Though it is possible that the dividers between the information areas can be further reconfigured. The pictured example of the Aquaracer 72 displays the true wind speed (TWS), true wind direction (TWD), boat speed (BS), and true wind angle (TWA)... more ? Serious gear, in other words, and seriously cool stuff to boot. For the smartwatch, replica tag heuer Grand Carrera came up with a 51mm titanium case, sapphire crystal, and bezel with a ceramic insert (I don't think the bezel rotates, and if it does I am not sure what purpose that would serve on this piece). The watch strap has a hydrophobic coating, TAG branding, and composite material that I hope they resell elsewhere. At 108 grams, the Aquaracer 52 is splash resistant and shock resistant up to 5,000Gs. The watch is actually an Android device, presumably due to the open and configurable nature of the operating system. So again we have another Android powered smartwatch. If, like me, you've written Android code, you'll intuit that this is a recipe for short battery life, especially since they used WiFi Direct for the lowest possible latency. Since they're only out on the water a few hours, it works here, but anything consumer-oriented would have to change the design. The watch looks pretty damned cool in person. Here's Gilberto wearing his: This is the first time I've seen a smartwatch that was essential. It's hard to imagine a better way of getting each sailor those numbers they need, on a pitching deck with rigging, water and gear everywhere. It has that rare air of a watch created to solve a problem, and that makes it awesome indeed. In discussions with Franck Muller replica uk, they revealed that they are exploring whether it'd make sense to create a consumer version for competitive sailors or perhaps other spinoffs. I hope so, it's encouraging to see this leap forward in usefulness and style. Yeah, right now I'd hands-down call this the nicest looking smartwatch in existence. Mechanical watches are here to stay, but in the Aquaracer 72 smartwatch I also see a glimpse of the future, and I like what I see. TAG Heuer again proves that they are taking an active and useful role when it comes to improving the world's most sophisticated sporting activities. With an equal focus on tradition with mechanical watches we love, and high-tech watches with a modern design that we crave, brands like A.Lange&Sohne replica uk are helping to keep us passionate about watches for a long time to come. As we mentioned, the Aquaracer 72 is not going to be available for commercial purchase and only 50 have been produced. We will see what comes next in this department.
سه شنبه 3 تیر 1393 ساعت 11:11 ق.ظ
As watch geeks, we've spent a lot of time pondering smartwatches. Here's one we didn't anticipate, the TAG Heuer Aquaracer 72. TAG partnered with Oracle Team USA to create a single-purpose smart A.Lange&Sohne replica uk for the sailors in the America's Cup 2013, and the results are fascinating. Let's take a closer look. The boats in the 2013 America's Cup are high-tech marvels, with ship-to-shore broadband, streaming hi-definition video, all sorts of data acquisition (to the tune of 30,000 samples per second total), and an on-board WiFi network. The boats and the race are about as tuned and competitive as you can get, with every component carrying the maximum load and the minimum material to do so. The eleven sailors all have very specific jobs to do, and each sailor needs a few bits of information to perform well. TAG Heuer is one of many brands who currently do, or in the past have sponsored a yacht racing team. In addition to having the brand's name on the boats themselves, the crew often all wear watches from the brand. Often times these are high-end mechanical Franck Muller replica uk. While it makes sense for the crew to wear these watches while meeting with the press, etc..., few of these watches are what they would actually wear during a race. Sailors often want precise digital watches that offer a range of details that no mechanical watch could ever hope to offer - such as a reading of wind speed. Yacht racing is all about using environmental information to make quick decisions about how to best control the boat. In this environment, a smartwatch is an excellent solution for a yacht racing crew. Smartwatches offer information that is easy to see, and you don't have to hold other special instruments. So TAG Heuer specially developed the Aquaracer 72 smartwatch for the crew to use. How is it a smartwatch? According to TAG Heuer, the watches run on custom software and includes WiFi. The watches are designed to connect with an on-board WiFi network on the boat. Also connected to the network are a series of instruments and sensors. The Aquaracer 72 watch is thus able to display a lot of real-time information from all over the ship at a glance. Further, TAG Heuer customized each of the replica tag heuer Grand Carrera for each member of the crew - as their individual data needs vary. Working in secrecy, TAG Heuer collaborated with the Oracle team, in particular Gilberto Nobili, to create the Aquaracer 72 and the arm-mounted PDAs you see in the next picture. These run the same software but are configured to display more data, and are used by the captain and tactician, each of whom need more information to do their jobs.
دوشنبه 2 تیر 1393 ساعت 8:20 ق.ظ
The TAG Heuer MikroPendulumS has just been announced and it looks to be a technical tour-de-force. Finally TAG Heuer has been able to perfect their pendulum magnetic escapement concept well enough to put it into a production timepiece. This journey started several years ago when TAG Heuer announced its pendulum escapement concept that used magnetism, versus a hairspring, in an escapement.TAG Heuer's MIKRO series of watches have already shown us hands which spin faster than any mechanical watch has any business doing. Witness the wonders of TAG Heuer's MikroTimer, Mikrograph and MikroTourbillionS, watches that, while differing in key aspects, share that one single trait of notching up the adrenaline factor with sheer speed and the next level in the art of the ultra precise chronographs.It is right that TAG Heuer is putting resources into developing this line of watches, because the chronograph complication is one that is intimately associated with the brand. While a high-speed chronograph is something that we have come to expect from TAG Heuer, it is what is added with this latest announcement, that makes the MikroPendulumS so unique. In a sense, you have an ultra precise chronograph with what will increasingly be an ultra-precise escapement.The clue is in the name. The "pendulum" refers to the magnetic pendulums that have completely replaced the hairsprings found in traditional wheel and balance systems. First seen in 2010 in the time-only concept A.Lange&Sohne replica uk (the Grand Carrera Pendulum), this is a watch that turns traditional watch-making on its head by replacing the hairspring with what TAG Heuer calls a "magnetic pendulum." This is basically a magnetized wheel pulsing within a magnetic field that drives the balance spring. Visually, it looks like an invisible hairspring powering the balance wheel. If that's not the ghost in the machine, I don't know what is.If you are familiar with the basic internal workings of a Franck Muller replica uk, you will know that the hairspring is the fine spiral or helical torsion spring used to control the rate of oscillation of the balance wheel. This thin bit of wire can literally be thought of as the heart of a mechanical watch, and its importance is in the fact that it reverses the direction of the balance wheel causing the back and forth oscillation that regulates the rate of power used and thus the timekeeping. Now, removing all that and replacing it with this all new magnetic pendulum is unprecedented and certainly a horological landmark. This TAG Heuer isn't quite ready for mainstream consumption, but it is getting there and it is good enough for application in special limited pieces such as this.The advantages of replica tag heuer Grand Carrera's magnetic pendulum system is the elimination of gravity, shock and deformation related losses in timekeeping as well as ease of manufacture. However, the main disadvantage at the time of the system's first appearance was that the generated magnetic field was still affected by temperature variations, hindering time-keeping performance. To this end, TAG Heuer has spent the past three years after the Carrera Pendulum, experimenting with new magnetic atoms, metal alloys and carefully dimensioned and machined geometries. Basically, a bunch of high-tech stuff that normal people cannot understand. All this work has resulted in the creation of a magnetic oscillator whose performance comes close to matching traditional hairsprings of the highest quality.In celebration of this achievement, TAG Heuer has created the concept watch, the MikroPendulumS, a 1/100th of a second chronograph utilizing the double tourbillon layout we first saw in the MikroTourbillonS , and adding their latest version of the magnetic pendulum system to it. The result is nothing short of a masterpiece, and firmly shows off TAG Heuer's haute horlogerie credentials in one watch. It is a great watch to play with, and it is a proof of concept of great things to come.Based on the MikroTourbillonS, the MikroPendulumS has essentially the same main features. Two independent power-chains are contained within the movement, a timekeeping chain and a chronograph chain. The timekeeping chain (automatic) has a tourbillon beating at 4Hz (28,800 bph), and rotating once every 60 seconds, while the chronograph chain's tourbillon (hand-wound) beats at 50Hz (360,000 bph), rotating when started, at a blistering 12 times per minute. Such speed however, gives only a 60 minute power reserve, but that is a limitation that can be forgiven.The main differences however, of the MikroPendulumS to the MikroTourbillonS (aside from the magnetic pendulum) lie in the case and overall design. The MikroPendulmS has its chronograph pushers moved to the top of the chrome and cobalt alloy case, bullhead style, in the same type of case we first saw on the Mikrogirder. At 45mm wide, I'm glad that this case was chosen, as it has become something of an icon for TAG Heuer, recalling the shape of old stopwatches.The dial is fine-brushed anthracite with the chronograph minutes counter at 12 o’clock, chronograph seconds at 3, and the chronograph power reserve at 9. Solid rose gold accents include the toubillon bridges and the hand applied "100" visible at 12 o'clock.This watch is a nice evolution of all the concepts that TAG Heuer has been presenting us with. The twenty-five-person team of scientists, engineers and designers of TAG Heuer’s Avant-Garde Haute Horlogerie workshop have certainly assembled a stunning portfolio of achievement in watch-making that has resulted in the thoroughly drool and lust-worthy MikroPendulumS of today.However, this is only a concept watch at this stage and is not currently offered for sale. Well, that isn't totally true. TAG Heuer will produce a handful of these for high-end collectors who are "friends of the brand." They will not be reasonably priced for sure. A more accessible option is the MikroPendulum, (without the "S"), a production watch presented at the same time as the MikroPendulumS. This one is for sale, but we'll cover that piece in a separate article with full details.
جمعه 30 خرداد 1393 ساعت 8:1 ق.ظ
Two things A. Lange & S?hne is well known for are producing spectacular replica tag heuer Grand Carrera and producing those watches in very limited quantities. Well here they went all-out on both fronts. The new Grand Complication is a truly amazing piece of horology and only six of them will be made. Here is a first look at this new stunner from A. Lange & S?hne.Different manufactures have different standards for what they will and will not call a grand complication, but this particular watch features a grande and petite sonnerie, minute repeater, split-seconds monopusher chronograph (with flyback seconds and a minutes register), as well as a perpetual calendar with moonphase indicator. By any standard, this is one complicated Franck Muller replica uk.With every complication here, A. Lange & S?hne has pushed it to the limits. Instead of a basic minute repeater (though no minute repeater is truly basic), there is a grande and petite sonnerie; instead of a chronograph, or even a split-seconds chronograph, there is a monopusher split-seconds chronograph accurate to 1/5th of a second; the perpetual calendar is accurate until year 2100 without adjustment and advances all the indicators (except the moonphase) at midnight. As we mentioned above, there will only be six of these amazing watches made, all in 50mm pink gold cases. You can count on us having more on this masterpiece for you in the near future.And the new 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar has a beautiful new movement - caliber L101.1 - complete with 636 individual parts. The split-seconds mechanism has two individual column-wheels - one for the chronograph and one for the rattrapante - and just like on the existing A.Lange&Sohne replica uk Double-Split, the rattrapante is activated by the button at 10 o'clock. (Sidenote - if Lange really wanted to play this game, they should've put the rattrapante in the crown - some would argue placing the rattrapante at 10 o'clock is a bit of an "easy way out," and the only other watch to do so is IWC's Valjoux 7750-based rattrapante - not exactly the same thing).
جمعه 30 خرداد 1393 ساعت 8:0 ق.ظ
A.Lange&Sohne replica uk is one of the finest watchmakers in the world. They make all their own movements and have a cult-like following of collectors around the world and yet, up until last month, they did not have a boutique in the United States. And then along came this.The eighth A. Lange & S?hne boutique to open, this first American shop is located at 252 Worth Avenue, the iconic focal point of Palm Beach culture. The boutique is warm and welcoming, all in "Franck Muller replica uk" with acacia wood paneling and sandstone floors. Inside, you will find the full range of Lange timepieces - more than you are likely to see anywhere else in the country. Here a few examples of what we saw when we paid a visit (though it should be noted that the historic pieces were on loan from a private collector):Oh, and if you missed it, they also had the incredible Zeitwerk Handwerkskunst on display while were there (all of which are pre-sold). Palm Beach is a perfect backdrop for replica tag heuer Grand Carrera to launch its first boutique in the US - close to South America but in a decidedly un-Miami town with a large international, wealthy clientele. There is no question this boutique will only add to the mainstream awareness of what Lange is up to - something I pointed out as necessary for the brand to not move beyond cult status (it would be a shame if that happened), but to simply add to its following. This is one manufacture that deserves more attention than it gets, and hopefully this boutique will help change that. In the mean time, if you happen to make it to Palm Beach, or anywhere in Southern Florida, I highly recommend you pay a visit to the new A. Lange & S?hne boutique on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach.
پنج شنبه 29 خرداد 1393 ساعت 8:18 ق.ظ
Last year A. Lange & S?hne made quite the statement introducing the Grand Complication at SIHH, and this year we have another extremely complicated, if slightly more wearable, replica tag heuer Grand Carrera from Lange. The Terraluna starts with a regulator-style time display, adds a perpetual calendar with Lange's classic big date, houses an orbtial moonphase display on the movement itself and is powered by a 14-day movement with constant force escapement. When we said extremely complicated, we weren't exaggerating at all. Here we've got your very first look at this amazing new watch from A. Lange & S?hne, complete with an in-depth look at the various functions and even pricing details.The Terraluna starts simply enough, with a white or pink gold case that measures 45.5mm in diamater. Sure, this isn't small, but when you look at the dial layout here, the size sort of makes sense. Cramming all of this onto a 40mm dial would result it something entirely illegible. This isn't Lange's first regulator – that title goes to the Richard Lange Tourbillon Pour le Mérite – but this model is inspired by the same famous regulator from 1807 created by Johann Heinrich Seyffert. This clock created Dresden's reputation for producing the best regulators in Europe, a style favored by scientists and watchmakers alike. The large minutes display dominates the center of the dial, with the smaller hours off to the right and the running seconds to the left.Stepping up a level in complication, we have the perpetual calendar. There are small windows that display the day of the week and the month in the seconds and hours rings respectively, and up at 12 o'clock you'll find Lange's signature panoramic big date. Not only does the display feel typically Lange, but it also prioritizes the most pertinent information and gives less real estate to the less used information. Just by the crown you'll notice the small round window containing the leap year indicator. While this breaks the symmetry of the dial, it's pretty subtle and doesn't intrude. All indicators switch instantaneously at midnight to keep things extremely precise.Finally, the last thing you'll find on the front of the Terraluna is the power reserve indicator along the bottom of the dial. There is an asymmetric sliver cut out of the dial, below which is a disc numbered up to 14. As the 14-day reserve winds down, the disc moves beneath the aperture, showing you exactly how many days you have left. To keep you from having to do the math yourself, 14 days means a whopping 336 hours of reserve from two barrels. Turning the Franck Muller replica uk over and looking at the calibre L096.1, you'll find why this is called the Terraluna. Taking up most of the three-quarter plate is a unique orbital moonphase display. This patent-pending display shows the relative locations of the sun, moon, and earth, including the rotation of the earth on its own axis. There are three discs in the display: the earth, the stars, and the moon. The earth shows the northern hemisphere and rotates once every twenty-four hours. You can also read the time of day on the 24-hour scale engraved on the movement itself. The stars disc features an aperture for showing the moon below and it rotates once around the earth each month. Below that, the moon disc features two bright moons and rotates in the opposite direction to give you the accurate moon phase display through the aperture above. It sounds complicated, and it is, but hopefully this diagram helps a little. We'll definitely have a video of this moon phase in action soon enough.Finally, next to this incredible display you'll see the signature A.Lange&Sohne replica uk engraved balance cock, but with an unusual looking escapement next to that. In order to provide constant force for the entire two week duration of the power reserve, Lange had to engineer a very particular solution. The fully wound spring would provide far too much torque, so the escapement releases discrete bursts of energy in 10-second intervals to keep the torque constant.
چهارشنبه 28 خرداد 1393 ساعت 10:5 ق.ظ
Two of my favorite features, which are new in this model, are the oysterlock with easylink clasp and the ceramic bezel. First, the clasp. It is secured with two locks, the first to close the bracelet and the second to lock it with a fall over gold buckle adorned with the replica tag heuer Grand Carrera crown logo. It is by far my favorite clasp on a steel bracelet A.Lange&Sohne replica uk as it is comfortable yet very secure. It has a feel that you must wear to understand… simply superb.In this version, reference 116713 LN, one of the main new innovations is the use of a ceramic material for the bezel dubbed Cerachrom. According to replica tag heuer Grand Carrera, the result is a virtually scratch-proof bezel. replica tag heuer Grand Carrera also created a special patented nano-particle process to paint the bezel markers with gold, guaranteeing that they will remain timeless like the gold links.In addition, what sets this bezel apart is the feel when turning it. The resistance is measured and the fluted marks make it easy to grip. It's simply a joy to use and I look forward to changing it to check different times, even when I usually leave it to show EST time...Like all replica tag heuer Grand Carreraes, the movement is in-house and for this version, contains the replica tag heuer Grand Carrera Parachrom hairspring which is supposed to be better at resisting the negative effects of magnetic fields and thus keeping an accurate beat over the years. The sapphire crystal has some of the best anti-reflective coating (AR) I have ever seen on a Franck Muller replica uk. This makes the bezel visible at even the thinnest of angles…The crystal contains a magnifying bump above the date. This makes the date visible at a glance. Some might see this as an unnecessary blemish on an otherwise perfect and symmetrical design but I believe that it is very functional and in time, I learned to appreciate and actually like this feature quite a bit.The GMT-Master II reference 116713 LN retails for $11,750 for the two-tone gold and steel version reviewed here. There is also an all-steel version, reference 116710 LN ($7,900) and an all-gold reference 116718 LN ($29,500). replica tag heuer Grand Carrera also makes a yellow gold version with a green dial and various versions in white and yellow gold adorned with diamonds and other precious gems which all go for well above the $30,000 price point.If I have any negative feelings about this watch is that the gold links will scratch. Mine did, ever so slightly after I wore it the very first time. Of course, this proneness to scratches is one of the consequences of wearing a gold watch (the material is relatively soft, compared to steel) and since I love the look of the watch so much, every blemish is accentuated in my eyes.Besides this small nitpick, I would say that if you want a timeless classic that you can wear everyday for the rest of your life while lifting your spirits and confidence, then the replica tag heuer Grand Carrera GMT-Master II is the watch to consider getting. It won't be unique and you can expect to see a few others wearing it at a wedding or the next business meeting… However, you can also rest assured that you are wearing a superbly crafted timepiece that is simply superlative.
چهارشنبه 28 خرداد 1393 ساعت 10:4 ق.ظ
Aricle and images contributed by Michael Maximilien:Let's be honest, replica tag heuer Grand Carrera watches are one of the society's symbol of success around the world. If you want people to know you've made it, then get a replica tag heuer Grand Carrera. And, this message is universal, it hardly matters where you are on the globe.The replica tag heuer Grand Carrera models don't change much and some are so common that on a recent trip to the US east coast, I counted three of us, in close proximity, wearing replica tag heuer Grand Carreraes in the train at Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson airport going from one terminal to the next.While wearing a replica tag heuer Grand Carrera tends to exude this message of "I made it" (intentionally or not), there are however, plenty of other reasons why buying a replica tag heuer Grand Carrera is a great investment and will get you on the road to horological satisfaction and connoisseurship…When I started my timepiece collection, I consider myself fortunate to have bought a replica tag heuer Grand Carrera GMT-Master II (ref. 116713 LN) as my first timepiece. It is one of replica tag heuer Grand Carrera's many iconic designs, and to be frank, it still remains one of my favorite Franck Muller replica uk to this day.It's the measuring stick that I use to compare all of my other acquisitions --- those more or less expensive. I love the GMT-Master II for its classic design, its incredible construction, its feel, and of course the impact that it projects when I wear it.replica tag heuer Grand Carrera created the first Oyster Perpetual GMT watch in the 1950s for Pan Am pilots who wanted a quick way to check and know the time in different timezones. The classic design has gone through various refinements, but it remains pretty much the same today.The original replica tag heuer Grand Carrera GMT was one of the first watches on the market that could tell time in two timezones at once. Essentially, replica tag heuer Grand Carrera added a fourth hand (the green hand with the large arrow head, or the GMT hand) that circles the dial in 24 hours. The great innovation at the time was to create a rotating bezel with 24 hour markers that can be adjusted as one moves to different timezones.There are two primary ways to make use of the GMT feature. First, with the bezel marker set to 12 o'clock, change the GMT to point to the current Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) which is the same as the timezone in London. Change the hour hands and set it to the current timezone. With the GMT-Master II this is done easily as the minutes move with the GMT hand when the crown (unscrewed) is pulled two positions and the hours hand moves by itself when the crown is in the first position.That way, the GMT hand will indicate the current GMT reference time and using the bezel, one can move forward or backward to match the difference between GMT and the timezone you want to know. So in the pictures in this post, my GMT-Master II shows the time in US PDT and the GMT hand shows US EST which is -5 hours from GMT (or -4 hours as in now for daylight savings time).The second way, is to use the GMT hand and the bezel to indicate your home time. As you travel to different timezones, you can change to local time by unscrewing the crown and pulling it in the first position and turning it. In this second usage mode, only two times are readable and since the bezel is not being used for timezone changes, it's not the most effective use of the A.Lange&Sohne replica uk's features.The GMT-Master II reviewed here is the two-tone gold and stainless version. It uses replica tag heuer Grand Carrera's famous oyster case at 40 mm and it weighs in at 160 grams. The weight is due in part to the gold material and to replica tag heuer Grand Carrera's usage of high-grade 904L steel which is forged completely in-house and is supposed to be highly polishable and very resistant to corrosion. The gold is solid 18-karat which is also used in the bezel and the dial markers.
سه شنبه 27 خرداد 1393 ساعت 8:19 ق.ظ
I am in Germany maybe 10 minutes and the signs of watch insanity are in my face. On my 4 hour layover in Munich to Dresden I am surprised to see that Munich's domestic terminal is basically one big watch store. There is a huge open watch store in the middle with tons of rare brands, and those that you don't even see in America at all, such as Certina and Union Glashutte. There is certainly an air of haute horology already. The first picture is of a magazine and gift store display. They actually highlight their collection of watch magazines! This is just too much good stuff, and I am on my way to being prepared for A.Lange&Sohne replica uk's upcoming spectacular display.I spent most of my first day in Glashutte where A. Lange & Sohne is headquartered visiting their factory and seeing some new watches (as well as existing watches). There is so much to admire in this brand in each place I look. Regardless of the snow falling outside, I was warm and excited as I entered each new room of their exclusive manufacture. The brand makes all of their own watch movements, a very difficult feat. This isn't the type of thing just any watch company can pull off. The process takes a long time too, with literally dozens of people working on any watch. So you say their watches can cost as much as a house? They also take as long to built and will last a lot longer. An A. Lange & Sohne watch can take from 6-14 months to be ready for market. This is from the time the individual pieces are put cut from metal, to after all the decorating, andf then final testing is complete. The Franck Muller replica uk really epitomize the German production ethic. Slow, steady, and correct the first time.A. Lange & Sohne Germany Visit Trip Update: Winter Watch Wonderland look inside manufacture I can't show you all the images I took right away. But here are a few from the trip so far. This movement is of an A. Lange & Sohne Double Split Flyback Chronograph. It was attached to a microscope where I could see the movement in operation. It was perhaps of the most beautiful and amazing mechanical visions I have ever seen. There is just so much the naked eye can show you. Viewing it under magnification gives you a whole new appreciation for the craft. In fact, you should know that most of the components of a breitling replica uk are made and handled under magnification is well. That is the secret to creating such precise levels of perfection. The image above this is of the Lange Tourbillon Pour Le Merite watch getting close to leaving the factory. Perhaps only a fre more weeks of testing. The platinum cased watch still have a special red plastic covering (as seen) to protect it during the rest of the testing period. This was one of the first time I'd handled a platinum watches (arguably the most exclusive of watch metals). Platinum weighs more than gold or steel, so it really feels admirably hefty in your hand. . Check out aBlogtoRead.com and my articles on Luxist.com for the SIHH 2009 A. Lange & Sohne product releases and more information about Glashutte's own master watch maker. Watch out for a lot more pictures and further stories on new A. Lange & Sohne education.
سه شنبه 27 خرداد 1393 ساعت 8:18 ق.ظ
One of the top watches that I was excited to see at SIHH 2012 was the updated version of the A. Lange & Sohne Datograph. The original Datograph from quite a while ago was an awesome watch and one of Lange's best aside from their iconic Lange 1 range. It is one of the only Lange watches you could sort of call sporty, and it was I believe the only Lange watch with a black dial. Those high contrast chronograph subdials and that smoothly integrated chronograph along with the big date indicator made for a great look.For about a decade, Lange fans have been asking the German brand to re-release the Datograph or come out with something new yet similar. In 2012 Lange responded with the Datograph Up/Down... called the Auf/Ab in Germany. The piece is a slight but satisfying evolution on the original watch with some upgrades.For 2012, the Datograph gets a size increase to 41mm wide in case diameter. That is just 2mm more than the original, but the size does matter. Lange doesn't make the A.Lange&Sohne replica uk watches, but they are mostly thick in size which helps them look larger. With size preferences for men's watches up for good, it made sense to offer the same package in a slightly more modern size for today's watch lovers. The case is thick enough to be noticeable at 13.1mm.On the wrist, the new size feels comfortable and appropriate. The concept feels better at 41mm and feels very medium, being not too large or too small. 39mm wide was personally too small for my tastes. You really get a feeling of depth when looking at the movement through the sapphire crystal caseback. If you aren't impressed with how Lange movements look, then you need a new hobby. The in-house made caliber L951.6 is an amazing thing that is very three-dimensional. It is hard to tell looking at it straight on, but with so many levels, the movement really feels like a city of springs and gears. The movement parts are all hand-decorated and finished.Aside from the slightly larger size, the movement adds an increased power reserve over the original - up to 60 hours for the manually wound movement. It also adds a power reserve indicator. This latter complication is very useful to have in any manually wound movement and I think that it has been integrated tastefully and carefully into the dial. Lange designed the power reserve indicator like some day/night indicators on their other watches. It is diminutive yet useful. I however feel that an automatic version of the Datograph would be very welcome.Dial elements on the breitling replica uk are crisp and of a very high quality. The hands are filled with lume (not common for the brand), and contrast is high for easy reading. I really don't quite understand what prevented Lange from having other black dialed watches. They got close with dark gray dials... but not quite black. Or am I forgetting something?While this Franck Muller replica uk does have a sporty demeanor it is in platinum. That's right, A. Lange & Sohne just skipped over white gold and went straight for platinum to make the watch ultra-lux. I really don't know if anything other than a platinum version will ever be offered. Attached to the watch is a black crocodile strap with some blue-gray stitching. It looks nice with the Datograph Up/Down, and I bet it would look good on a bracelet (fat chance of that happening anytime soon I suspect). Overall, this is a fantastically nice watch that I will more than likely never get the chance to own. As a Lange, this is a fine "grail" watch, and those able to get one will have a piece they can enjoy for a long time.
جمعه 23 خرداد 1393 ساعت 11:31 ق.ظ
Breitling has expanded their Transocean Chronograph line, with the introduction of a GMT version into the range. The new breitling replica uk makes for a practical and no-nonsense addition to this range of vintage inspired watches. The Transocean has been a successful line for Breitling, offering their well known name on watches that exhibit a more classic styling that is reminiscent of their Top Time models from the 1960's. You can see aBlogtoWatch hands-on review of the Breitling Chronomat 44 GMT with the same movement here.The Transocean Chronograph GMT will be available in either steel or red gold and will measure 43mm wide. Buyers will have their choice of a white or black guilloche dial, but the entire production will be limited to 2000 units in steel and just 200 units in red gold. So, while the case size remains the same as the standard Transocean Chronograph, the limited edition GMT gets an upgraded dial along with its GMT functionality.The Transocean Chrono GMT is powered by the Breitling B04 in-house COSC movement, offering 70+ hours of power reserve for timekeeping, the chronograph, GMT, and a date display at 4:30. The movement can be viewed via a display case back and the chronograph offers a maximum reading of 12 hours with increment displays of 30 minutes and 1/4th seconds on the central chronograph seconds hand. Local time is adjusted via the crown and the B04 features a jumping hour and date function, a crucial feature for a true Franck Muller replica uk which makes it simple to update your local time without affecting the position of the minute hand. Generally speaking, I don't care for much of Breitling's sport watches as they are often quite large and generally employ a bevy of flashy polished surfaces. That said, I do like the Transocean line and this Chronograph GMT is no exception. The added detail of the guilloche dial and the pop of color from the lovely GMT hand are welcome additions to what was already a rather classic and attractive design.If you're going for the steel version, be sure to get the optional steel mesh bracelet, not only is it very comfortable (I've experienced a similar bracelet on the Superocean Heritage 42), but it also completes the rather vintage vibe of the Transocean Chronograph GMT design. Some of my favorite Breitling design elements were born during the era of the Top Time chronograph, from the almost dressy case and lug design, to the piston pushers and sporty dial layout which they are still using today in many A.Lange&Sohne replica uk, including the Transocean Chronograph GMT. The steel version can be had on a leather strap or the steel mesh bracelet for $8950 USD, while the gold version will set you back $23,750 USD, fitted to a crocodile leather strap. With in-house movements, limited production, and a truly useful set of complications, we think that Breitling has done well to expand the Transocean line to include this new GMT model.
جمعه 23 خرداد 1393 ساعت 11:29 ق.ظ
A.Lange&Sohne replica uk watch releases Breitling is well known for producing some of the most coveted and most used professional pilot watches. Go to any airshow and you are sure to see pilot enthusiasts and ex- and current pilots themselves wearing the brand's watches.For their 100th anniversary in 1984, Breitling introduced what is now the flagship model of the Breitling collection: the Chronomat. The model has quickly grown into the brand's most popular and mainstream model. The Chronomat is a sturdy and distinctive professional chronograph with a distinguishing tri-compax dial, with large lumed baton hands and markers, as well as screw-down pushers and distinctive domed screw-down crown. The Franck Muller replica uk watch is also water resistant to 500 meters.To celebrate 30 years since the release of the Chronomat, Breitling introduces at Baselworld 2014 a new Chronomat model with vintage inspired touches, the Breitling Chronomat Airborne. Like the other Chronomat models, the new Airborne comes in two main sizes, 41 mm and 44 mm diameter. Like the earlier 1984 model, the Airborne's unidirectional bezel is brushed stainless steel with black markers for the minutes and four raised tabs for the cardinal markers.In addition to the twin size variations, the Airborne comes in two distinctive vintage dials: black with sierra silver subdials or sierra silver dial with black subdials. The lume on the hands and on the bezel's 60 minutes marker is also in this pinkish vintage color that matches well with the sierra silver touches of the dial.As with other Brietling Chronomat models, one can customize the Airborne by choosing either the Breitling pilot steel bracelet or the new military black fabric that completes the tool character of this A.Lange&Sohne replica uk watch while keeping the vintage inspired touches.As with all Breitling watches, the new Chronomat Airborne is C.O.S.C. certified which is guaranteed by the in-house manufacture Caliber 01 automatic movement that also provides 70+ hours of power reserve. No word yet on pricing but we will be sure to provide the details as well as additional photos when we get our hands on this handsome addition to an already a superb profesional tool watch.
پنج شنبه 22 خرداد 1393 ساعت 10:33 ق.ظ
Breitling has been the major sponsor of the Reno Air Races for over a decade. The show is unrivaled in the United States (perhaps the world) because in addition to being an air show, they have air races. The air races are what make the event particularly interesting. Often flying modified vintage war planes, there is a huge "sky track" that planes race for the best time. It is exhilarating to watch over the course of several days and many planes compete in the circuit. Even though there are monetary prizes for the winners, the cost of participating in terms of preparing the planes often exceeds the potential prize money. This is another one of those passion hobbies for extremely dedicated individuals who have money. In other words, a perfect connection for an aviator's watch brand.breitling replica uk sets up there with a tent that includes a show and information about Breitling watches. It is surprising to see the number of show attendees walking around that are wearing Breitling timepieces. Each year Breitling produces a limited edition watch for the Reno air races - and they are sold right at the show from the Breitling tent. Of the 50 pieces made for 2012, about 30 were sold at the show. Breitling's connection to the events are very deep. There is a Breitling stunt plane that entertains the audiences, and well as impressive Breitling branding around the event. It is a cool place to be, and is unlike any other air show that I have been to before.The limited edition piece for the 2012 aviation event is slightly ironic being a dive watch. It is the Breitling Superocean Chronograph II 44mm Limited Edition Reno National Championship Air Race & Show 2012 timepiece. Special for this model is a red vulcanized rubber bezel inlay, and applied Reno air races logo on the dial. It does not appear as though the marine theme of the Franck Muller replica uk puts off any buyers. The unsold pieces will be distributed to a handful of Breitling dealers.There are admittedly a range of good aviation watch choices, Breitling being among them. However, there are some unique products that Breitling sells which the others don't. For example, Breitling continues to offer a range of high-function, highly accurate Super Quartz movement-based timepieces. In the luxury A.Lange&Sohne replica uk business, quartz is sort of the enemy, but these movements by Swiss ETA are the thermoline models which are accurate to 10 seconds per year. What began with the Breitling Aerospace model continues into a range of pieces coveted by many aviation professionals. Being an independent company, Breitling can really do whatever they like, and I applaud their distinct attention to the needs of actual professionals versus producing exclusively luxury lifestyle products. Have no doubts though, you can easily get a solid gold Breitling with diamond decoration.Next year is the 50th anniversary of the Reno Air Races and for sure Breitling has some special things planned. Breitling employees operate with a relaxed confidence you see in a brand that does well, but that also has some very good competitors. They aren't smug, but they are sure of themselves as they continue to enjoy healthy sales and popularity worldwide. I think their honest connection and appreciation among the people who they tend to make timepieces for is a key to that success.