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The Royal Oak Offshore Grand Complication

Written by K. Amanuel

 

Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Offshore collection is known for its distinctive design features as well as its large proportions. The watches are functional and aesthetically arresting. In the recent SIHH, Audemars Piguet introduced the Royal Oak Offshore Grand Complication, which is the first sport grand complication. Expected to retail for a whopping $741,600, this timepiece comes in a very limited edition of three pieces.

 

 

The Royal Oak Offshore Grand Complication comes in an intriguing 44 millimeter diameter and 17.5 millimeter thick case that has a black ceramic bezel, white ceramic crown and pushers. The 18-carat pink gold case has glare-proofed sapphire crystal and case-back, black ceramic bezel, white ceramic crown and push pieces. The piece is water resistant to 20 meters. This open-worked watch allows one to see all the nuances of its mechanics. Featured inside this watch is the AP calibre 2885 and its 648 unique and hand finished parts. According to reports from the company, 860 hours was spent on each watch, as the watchmaker assembled, tested, and disassembled the timepiece in the workshop. The sapphire dial features pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating. Finishing off the look of the watch is a beautiful white rubber strap with 18-carat pink gold pin buckle.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grand Complication
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grand Complication

Technical Specifics of AP Royal Oak Offshore Grand Complication:

  • Grande Complication movement

  • Column wheel Chronograph mechanism

  • Repeater’s two gongs are both on the same plane

  • Oscillating weight with ceramic ball bearings

  • Moonphase made with Physical Vapor Deposited metal onto sapphire

  • Oscillating weight can be custom decorated upon customer’s request

  • Manual finishing of the cut out parts (polished bevels, grained finishing on top and Matt “brouillé” finishing underneath)

  • Manual finishing of the bridges (curved polished bevels, satin-brushed edges, Perlage on the recesses)

  • Perpetual calendar, Date, Day, Month, Leap year, Moonphases, Number of the week

  • Split time chronograph, Seconds and split seconds counter, Minutes counter

  • Minute repeater on two gongs

  • Minute repeater, perpetual calendar, split-seconds chronograph, week indication, hours, minutes
  • Total diameter – 14 mm
  • Type of balance: Screwed balance
  • Frequency of balance wheel – 2.75 (=19,800 alternances/hour) Hz
  • Type of balance-spring stud-holder – Mobile stud
  • Balance-spring type – Breguet
  • Direction of automatic winding – Unidirectional
  • Type of oscillating weight – Monobloc in 18-carat gold
  • Number of jewels – 52
  • Power reserve – 45 h
  • Number of parts – 648

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Titan Black & FC Chelsea Create Custom Rolex Daytona Watch

If you are a fan of the Chelsea Football Club, you’ll love the new Titan Black Rolex Daytona custom made for the team. Titan Black and Chelsea FC spent a long time coming up with the perfect Rolex watch. It was created to celebrate the team’s May 2012 Champion League Win in Munich as well as their current UEFA Champion Title.

While not many details of the Rolex Daytona Chelsea FC have been released, we know that it showcases the team’s notorious color of blue. There are three small logo sections within the watch: one of white and blue stars at 9 o’clock, the team’s logo at 6 o’clock and the logo of the UEFA Champion League at 3 o’clock. The simplicity of these small logos and the colors are what really make the watch pop. The face of the watch is white, with the blue in the logos and all watch hands. The minute and hour hands have small cut outs in them. The case and band of the watch are steel colored with a diamond-like coating to make it gleam.custom_titan_black_chelsea_fc_rolex_daytona_marks_london_clubs_first_ever_win_of_uefa_champions_league_3bux2

The Rolex Daytona Chelsea FC should carry the same mechanical specs of other watches in the Rolex Daytona line. This includes beautiful touches like the laser engraved numbers on the bezel and crystal glass protecting the face. The watch has a flip lock bracelet and is water resistant up to 100 meters. It is also an automatic movement so the players won’t have much to think about other than keeping their schedules.

It took Titan Black and Chelsea FC almost a year to design the perfect watch together. It is no doubt now adorning the wrists of everyone on the team, including their coach and board members. Chelsea FC has had a fantastic year and becoming London’s first team to win the Champion League is definitely a reason to celebrate. Titan Black has created a piece that will help spread unity on the team with their Rolex Daytona Chelsea FC.

 

Written by: Stacy McCullough0,,10268~10871668,00

http://www.bornrich.com/custom-titan-black-chelsea-fc-rolex-daytona-marks-london-clubs-win-uefa-champions-league.html

http://www.titanblack.co.uk/collection/rolex/daytona

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Romain Jerome Makes Watch for Sci-Fi’s

Romain Jerome has created a watch that will make any sci-fi lover squeal with delight. Named the “Spacecraft,” this watch will make you think Star Wars. Specifically Darth Vader. Spacecraft is a watch that screams vintage futuristic all at once, which is very hard to accomplish.

 

Spacecraft is a titanium watch that is coated with PVD.  It focuses on hard angles and flat lines to give it that space – feel. It is run with a self-winding movement that has so many different motions to it, it has yet to been seen. With retrograde hours, the watch moves laterally, linearly and even jumps! Why does it need so many movements? Because of the way the watch is ready. Spacecraft is not going to be a watch for someone who wants to-the-second accurate time. Jerome notes this himself. It is meant for style.

 

To tell the time on Spacecraft, you must first look at the side of the watch where the hours are located. The correct hour will be red, caused by a spring-driven carriage. Then go to the watch face where the minutes are located. It may be a little hectic, but once you get the hang of it, you won’t think twice about reading the watch. The entire watch was hand pieced and tied together with a black mesh strap.

 

If you are a fan of unique watches, or a Star Wars, space lover, Spacecraft is definitely the watch for you. It is going to be an extremely rare watch, however, with only ninety-nine created. The cost definitely mirrors the high craftsmanship at $33,400. But if you can afford it, this will be a piece everyone will constantly talk about. Tell time with style.

 

Written by: Stacy McCullough

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57570729-1/spacecraft-watch-perfect-for-imperial-officers/

http://www.ablogtowatch.com/romain-jerome-space-craft-watch-hands-on/

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Obama Makes Trend of Classic Affordable Watch from Jorg Gray

When President Barack Obama received a Jorg Gray 6500 Chronograph watch for his birthday a few years ago, it quickly became the most popular and sought-after watch of his early presidency. Given as a gift for his 46th birthday by the Secret Service, the case back is sealed with the Secret Service logo. President Obama has been seen wearing the Jorg Gray on many occasions, whether conducting state business or just relaxing with his family. For a previously obscure brand of corporate gift watches, this endorsement by the president had launched Jorg Gray into a major watch brand. The company has even released a commemorative edition line of 6500 Chronographs stamped with “The 44th President of the United States Barack H. Obama January 20th 2009” on the case back.  For $325 the average Joe can own a commemorative edition of the president’s watch, surely an irresistible addition to any watch collector’s compilation.

 

Jorg Gray 6500
Jorg Gray 6500

 

The 6500 Chronograph is styled after vintage aviation/pilot watches, as can be seen by the contrasting black and white colors on the hands, hour markers, and other features. The case is measured at 41mm with a 14.1mm thickness. The case and bezel are stainless steel, while the dial face is black against the luminant-coated white hour markers and hands. The 12 o’clock marker is a triangle, that of a typical pilot’s watch. The watch lens is made from a scratch-resistance high impact mineral crystal and the piece is water resistant to 100 meters. An interesting aspect  of the mineral crystal is the style in which it is slightly domed, which allows for a mild lens affect. The lens is also coated with an anti-reflective agent the sometimes makes light reflect blue off the crystal; this ensures the dial always remains clear and crisp.

The chronograph for the Jorg Gray 6500 is a high precision Japanese Mioyota chronograph quartz movement. Manufactured by Citizen Watch Co. in Japan, the chronograph is quick to use and measures in one-second increments. Both the pushers and the crown are designed for maximum comfort and ease of use. The crown itself has the letters “JG” for the Jorg Gray logo embossed on it. There are three sub-dials on the piece; the left sub-dial tracks minutes, the low center sub-dial tracks seconds, and the right dial is a 24-hour clock that has been designed for international travel. Lastly, the date window rests at an angle in between the 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock markers.

Commemorative case etching
Commemorative case etching

It is also interesting to note that each piece of this series comes with a serial number, a rarity to find in watches of this price range that have been largely produced. Aside from being the Commander in Chief’s watch, this is another nice touch that will encourage collectors. The Jorg Gray 6500 is also designed for comfort; the case is meant to sit well on the wrist and the sides are done in a sleek satin finish. The black strap is Italian buffalo leather that features a distressed look and has contrast stitching, which is popular among the aviation style watches. The buckle is in stainless steel and includes the Jorg Gray logo in laser etching.

Written by Amani Liggett

Watch Tags: commemorative, jorg gray, obama, president, secret service

Fossil: Make Your Watch Suit You

Being a global retailer comes easily to Fossil. They have chosen the route of expanding in their two core businesses; one being a multi-brand watch business.

The Fossil website displays their Press releases, entailing how much the brand has grown over the years, expanding both their name and retailing all over the world.

In October of 2006, “Fossil, Inc. announced that it ha[d] teamed up with the National Football League (NFL) to design, manufacture, market and distribute an official NFL watch collection for men and women featuring all 32 NFL teams” (Reifeiss, 2006). This was an idea that would go beyond connecting to their diverse purchasers. Both the Fossil team and the NFL representatives knew this would be a great idea to come together. The writer of the 2006 press release, Katrin Reifeiss,  stated that “Fossil’s reputation for design and quality make them a perfect fit for our organization” (Reifeiss, 2006).

This collection became available nationwide at select department stores, NFL stores and specialty sports stores, along with the Fossil online website, accessible to anyone, everywhere.

The Fossil watch collection does not disappoint, no matter what type of customer you are or what you are looking for. With their significant variety of different colors and styles, it’s a great compilation to choose from.

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The fashionable women’s collection is comprised of Georgia watches, Stella watches, Heather watches, Emma watches, archival watches, Natalie watches, Riley watches, and lastly, Wallace watches.

Scrolling through the women’s watch section, you will find rose gold watches, steel watches, leather watches, gold-tone watches, an exotic leather watch set, neutral watches, white and color watches, ceramic watches and a notable set of interchangeable watches to make your own.

As for the men’s watches, they also have a compilation of watches. Their collections consists of Grant watches, Nate and Gage watches, machine watches, Ansel watches, Decker watches and Dean watches.

Men can also go into the styles section of watches to choose from a variety of leather dress watches, casual watches, steel dress watches, mechanical and sports watches, Roman watches, titanium and ceramic watches and of course the interchangeable watches comparable to the women’s.

Fossil allows for both male and female consumers to be able to find exactly what they are looking for. Whether it be a sporty style, a more feminine or masculine style, or anything in between or outside those lines, you can find a watch to suit you.

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Manny Pacquaiao Victorinox Swiss Army Chronograph Watch Review

Manny Pacquaiao Victorinox Swiss Army Chronograph Watch
Maverick II Chronographic 'PacMan' Limited Edition watch

The Manny Pacquaiao Victorinox Swiss Army Chronograph Watch is a limited edition that the Swiss watchmaker produced in tribute of the famous Filipino boxer.  Manny was an eighth division world championship boxer, winning 10 world titles in over 8 different weight divisions.  The Manny Pacquaiao Victorinox Swiss Army Chronograph Watch has a black dial, which features sub dials, displaying 1/10th second, 60 second, and 30 minute times.  The watch offers a unidirectional bezel that has ratcheting and displays elapsed time.  The stainless-steel case features a screw down case back and the Manny Pacquaiao emblem.  The strap is made from black rubber and shows off the Swiss Army logo.

The Manny Pacquaiao Victorinox Swiss Army Chronograph Watch has a scratch resistant Sapphire crystal and is water resistant to 100 meters.  Victorinox only produced 1000 of these specialty watches and each is numbered and guaranteed authentic. But what makes Manny so unique?

Not only has Manny been rated as the number one boxer in the world, he has gone on to be elected as a Philippine congressman.  Victorinox couldn’t have picked a better, or more accomplished athlete to name a watch after.

If you can, make the Manny Pacquaiao Victorinox Swiss Army Chronograph Watch part of your collection.

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Give A G-Timeless Men’s Watch This Holiday

Gucci Watches offer some of the most sophisticated models on the market.  This Christmas, why not surprise him with a stylish designer timepiece from Gucci?  The Gucci Watches G-Timeless Men’s Timepiece Model # YA126406 couldn’t be a better choice.

  An authentic Gucci watch is something that he will treasure for a lifetime and in this case, quality never looked so good.  The G-Timeless Men’s Timepiece Model # YA126406 is an amazing value for such a high quality Swiss made piece.  This model with a stainless-steel case and rich brown dial.  The face features a date aperture, as well as a scratch resistant, anti reflective sapphire crystal.  The stainless-steel look is continued in the jewelry type bracelet, which is complete with deployment buckle and finished in both brushed and polished steel. 

This Gucci Men’s Watch is not only great looking; it will perform accurately due to its Swiss Quartz movement.  In order to maintain its water resistance, Gucci has equipped this model with a screw down crown and screw in case backing.  Because of these and other features, the G-Timeless Men’s Timepiece Model # YA126406 is water tight to 99 feet. 

The G-Timeless Men’s timepiece is a fashionable and affordable choice to gift this holiday season. 

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Omega Watches Reach For The Stars

Omega Watches Offered In Beautiful Blue

There is no denying that Omega watches exude style and success.  Their strength is in their reputation, as well as their designing.  An Omega watch is a solid investment in a timepiece, which should last you for years to come.  The makers never create “over the top” styles, which are trendy, they stick to what they do best…sophisticated quality.  The Omega Men’s Constellation is a wonderful example of this timeless architecture.  One version offers a slate blue dial, with clean lines, featuring only a date window and simple indexes.  The bezel is steel and adorned with stamped Roman numerals.  The case back is a screw in style, which adds to the water resistance of the watch.  The sizing is medium, with a case diameter of 32 mm.  This men’s watch from Omega is Swiss Quartz movement and battery operated.  It is water resistant to 50 meters.  The blue dial is complimented by a brushed steel case and bracelet.  The bracelet features a deployment buckle, for added safety.  This is a moderately priced watch from Omega, retailing for just over $1,300, but like I mentioned, it is a high quality Swiss watch, with the Omega reputation, firmly behind it.  There is nothing missing, with this men’s timepiece…make your next watch, an Omega.

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Tissot’s Timely Women’s Watch

Tissot Women's T-Classic

Tissot has been crafting Swiss watches since 1853.  The father and Son team of watch makers was the first to mass produce the pocket watch.  This was just one of many firsts, which the company would experience.  From there, Tissot became the first maker to craft a watch from plastic, rock, wood, and Mother-of-Pearl.  Yes, Tissot is still an innovative force to be reckoned with.  For many years, the company was making watches, primarily for men.  As a matter of fact, 85% of their production was in men’s timepieces, but in 1998 the watch makers took off in a different direction.   The T-Collection for women was launched, and was met with great appreciation.  It seems as though the timing was right to open up to the world of women’s sport watches. 

The Tissot Women’s T-Classic is one of their most traditional designs.  It is crafted from polished stainless-steel, and offers clean lines and sophisticated appeal.  The feminine sizing is smaller, yet not so delicate that it loses its power.  It is a highly accurate Swiss Quartz model, which is water resistant to 50 meters.  It features a Mother-of-Pearl dial and silver accents.  The most attractive aspect of this timepiece, is the price…it retails for $220.00.  A great price for a quality Tissot watch.

Watch Tags: Sport Watches, Tissot, Watches, women's watches

TAG Heuer Carrera Coming Of Age

TAG Heuer Laptimer

TAG Heuer has a strong reputation as a premier sport luxury watch maker. The brand has been building in popularity since 1860, and is not slowing down, yet. Their innovative designers continue to come out with creative and highly impressive timepieces. Living up to their Swiss avant-garde name, TAG Heuer forges into the future, offering us only the best in men’s and women’s watches. The men’s Carrera watches are one perfect example of that ingenuity and professionalism. The TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre S Laptimer Men’s Watch offers extreme functionality, along with advanced styling. If is inspired by the 1964 Carrera, which it pays homage to. The dial features race car like sub dials, which are colored in black, white, and splashes of red. This chronograph men’s watch offers a tachymeter bezel, with faceted markers. The TH designers have equipped the Carrera Laptimer with the Calibre S Electro-mechanical movement, which is personalized by TAG. This is a large model with a case diameter of 43mm. The back of the case is skeleton style, so you can observe the fascinating movement, and the watch is water resistant to 100 meters. TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Men’s Watch is stylish and offers precision accuracy.

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