Cheap Replica IWC Mark XVIII Pilot’s Watches 2016

Today, IWC replica watches took the wraps off their new Mark XVIII Pilot’s Replica watch, which we teased earlier this month in our SIHH Replica IWC Pilot’s watch preview.

REPLICA-IWC-Mark-XVIIIAs previously mentioned, the triple date has been eliminated in favor of a standard date aperture, giving the dial a cleaner look. The cheap replica watches case is now 40 mm, down from 41 mm. There is a new triangular index at 12 o’clock. And the Arabic numeral “9” has been brought back.

Replica-IWC-Mark-XVIII-white-dial-40mmThe three standard versions come in a black or white dial, with the option of a beautiful Santoni calfskin strap or beaded steel bracelet (Ref. IW327001/IW327002/IW327011). There is also a fourth reference called the Edition “Le Petit Prince” IWC Pilot’s Replica Watch Mark XVIII (Ref. IW327004), with a midnight blue dial. The retail price for the standard version is $3,950.

Luxury IWC Schauffhausen pilot’s replica watches sale

At the Important Watches auction held earlier today in Geneva, auction house Sotheby’s sold a unique chronograph by luxury Swiss replica watchmaker IWC Schaffhausen. The Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Edition “Le Petit Prince” in red gold went for CHF 47,500. All the proceeds from the sale will benefit the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation, with whom IWC Schaffhausen has been working closely for many years. The Foundation will use the money to support a hospitality and catering school in the northern Thai city of Mae Sot, which offers training courses for young Thais.

IWC replica watchesThe replica watch that went under the hammer was the Pilot’s Replica Watch Double Chronograph Edition “Le Petit Prince” (Ref. IW371810) in red gold. This luxury replica watches features a mechanical 79420-calibre chronograph movement and a split-seconds mechanism. One unique feature is the day display in the centre of the midnight blue dial, which is illuminated by a different gold star on each day of the week. The stars symbolize the seven planets visited by the little prince on his journey through the universe. The seven stars are also decoratively engraved on the back of the replica watch, along with the names of the inhabitants the little prince encounters along the way.

The Foundation was established in 2008 by the heirs of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and seeks to maintain the spirit and humanistvalues of the great French writer and aviator. It supports a host of projects all over the world to improve the day-to-day lives of young people and offer them a brighter future. “Support for children and young people facing challenging circumstances is one of the cornerstones of our corporate social responsibility. That’s why we have been working closely with the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundationever since it was established, cultivating an intensive and fruitful partnership,” explains Georges Kern, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen.

Practical training for Thai youth

The proceeds from the auction will be used to support the Hospitality and Catering Training Center (HCTC) in the city of Mae Sot in north-west Thailand. The school was set up in 2009 by a French aid organization and focuses on helping young Thais from the minority Karen population. As they often speak neither Thai nor English and are poorly integrated in the education system, they stand little chance of success on the job market. In a two-year training programme, the school provides the Karen youth, who are aged between 17 and 23, with the skills they need to enter  the world of work and to earn a living in the Thai hospitality sector. “The school not only provides a high-quality IWC replica practical education, it also fosters the development of the students into responsible citizens. The project therefore reflects the core values of our Foundation,” explains Olivier d’Agay, great-nephew of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and delegate general of the Saint-Exupéry–d’Agay estate, outlining the motivation for getting involved. With the funding received, the quality of the education and training on offer can yet again be increased further. At the heart of the project is the construction of an educational garden. The Little Prince Educational Garden will not only enrich the curriculum, but will also supply the school’s onsite restaurant with fresh vegetables and herbs. The donation will also be used to build a resource centre replete with books and computers. With its wide selection, the library will promote a love of reading, whereas new multimedia devices will be used to modernize both vocational training and language teaching. The money will also help to fund language teaching, pay for new furniture and enable muchneeded renovation work.

Third auction held to raise money for Saint-Exupéry foundation

This is the third joint auction organized by IWC Schaffhausenand Sotheby’s Geneva to raise money for the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation. Two years ago, a Big Pilot’sWatch Perpetual Calendar Edition “Le Petit Prince” was sold to the highest bidder. The Foundation used the proceeds of CHF 173,000 to open two school buildings complete with a library in Cambodia and to fund library buses that supply people in remote areas with reading material, thus playing a huge role in the fight to eradicate illiteracy in Siem Reap Province. Last year, a Pilot’s Replica Watches Chronograph Edition “The Last Fight” in platinum went under the hammer. The proceeds enabled a Brazilian children’s hospital to build a library filled with books, computers and e-books. The new facility was inaugurated by Brazilian supermodel and IWC Brand Ambassador Adriana Lima in April 2015.

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy Replica Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso

As we enter part 4 of our “Vintage Eye” series, we come to yet another classic and innovative watch, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso. First designed in 1931 for British Army polo players stationed in India, the watch with the now-iconic pivoting case quickly earned its status as the original sports cheap  replica watches combining purposed functionality with exceptional wearability. Today, there are countless variations on the original piece — from moon-phases to tourbillons, from dual-dialed cases to diamond-studded dials — but all of them remain faithful to the original vision of the watch: consumer-catered tailoring, and unmistakable style. Plainly put, the JLC Reverso has not only become a hallmark for the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand, but has acquired a “cool factor” that has enabled it to retain a strong following (disregarding a slight falloff during the Quartz Crisis) for more than 80 years.

JLC Reverso vintage 1931

The first watch we’ll take a look at this week is the Reverso Classique (Ref. 2508412). This piece is available in 10 different stylings, with this particular version sporting a stainless steel case and a clean, white dial strapped up on matte black crocodile leather. The watch distinguishes itself with unique blue “baton” hour and minute hands (the classic Reverso has traditionally not included seconds hands), a similar colored minutes counter, and what I find to be the most significant detail, the black Arabic numerals. The numerals, along with the rest of the graphics on the dial, seem to have a “human” quality to them: slight imperfections give the Jaeger-LeCoultre replica watches the appearance that it has lived a previous life before it made its way to your wrist. This particular reference uses the Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 846/1, and maintains the classic Reverso proportions, 38.5 mm x 23.1 mm for length and width, respectively. You will be able to find the Classique for around $5,650.

JLC Reverso Ref. 2508412

Despite my preference for vintage, I like this watch a great deal. It is certainly not a full-on replica of the tan-and-black, semi-minimalist Reverso of 1931, but instead combines a healthy amount of heritage with contemporary coolness. If anything, this is the much-improved Reverso that René-Alfred Chauvot (the watch’s original designer) could have hoped to create. It has a fully functioning, reversible case that is able to pivot at more than just a single corner of the cheap IWC replica watches (one of the original version’s main flaws), it has a much more water-resistant case and shock-absorbing movement (which makes sense for what was envisioned, originally, as a sports watch), and the dial has been able to fuse simplicity with soul, which is a rare feat in itself.

JLC Reverso in glove

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None of this is to imply that the Omega fake watches does not pay sufficient tribute to earlier models in its lineage: the case is still practically the same design as it has always been (with JLC refraining from brushing the steel, as many brands have chosen to do with their modern pieces), the smaller minutes counter is the same design as older, complete-dial versions (in what I’m positive was purposeful to maintain the “Art Deco” aesthetic), and the crocodile leather strap is of a higher quality, which no one will argue against. Jaeger-LeCoultre did a good job with this watch, and should be proud of where their hallmark stands today.

The next best TAG Heuers replica watches we’ll look at is the Reverso Duo (Ref. 2718410, below). This watch was released in 1994 as part of a larger ’90s push by JLC to develop more contemporarily designed pieces. Rather noticeably, this is quite a different watch than the Reverso Classique. With two different reversing dials, one white and one black, the Duo is able to transition quickly and simply from one time zone to another by means of a pusher above the crown. Both dials now include a round component at the six o’clock mark, and the piece is powered by a single movement, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 854/1.

replica Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Ref. 2718410

Outside of these technicalities, the two different dials bear very little resemblance to one another; the black dial takes advantage of circular accents (and even includes a 24-hour indicator at the bottom), “eventail” hands, and fewer Arabic numerals for the hour markers. The white dial uses two-toned square accents (outside its seconds counter), sticks with the blue “baton” hands for the hour and minute, and uses many more numerals for the hours, adding to what I find to be a more classical look. The Duo is listed significantly higher than the Classique, at $9,150.

One of the greatest aspects of the original Reverso, outside of the flipping case and cool backstory, was the level of customization customers could add to their watches via caseback engravings. The Duo takes that same spirit of the Reverso and Jaeger-LeCoultre and transforms it into a memorable contemporary piece. The white dial and stainless-steel case pays homage to past Reversos, focusing on the numerals, “Art Deco” styling, and hands, while the black developed a more modern take, with its triple-toned, partly textured dial, circular accents, and sword-like “eventail” hands. The fake Cartier watches sale, in my opinion, represents very well what the brand, and the watch, strives to be in the modern day — with a 24-hour indicator or a seconds counter, with a white or black dial, with circle or square subdials —a timepiece that everyone who appreciates something unique and out-of-the-ordinary will enjoy.

replica Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Ref. 2718410 - two dials

As you can probably tell, I really like the Reverso collection overall. I feel it is one of the few examples of modern Patek Philippe replica watches that have been able to honor what it used to be decades ago, while continually breaking new ground in the present. It still hand winds when it could have fully transitioned to a quartz or mechanical automatic movement, it has kept basically to its original 1931 proportions, and even with both of these “limitations,” it continues to improve in its design through better movements, more versatile reversing cases, and modern manufacturing techniques. With all of that said, I still don’t wear either of these myself. Both pieces are relatively “long” (to be expected of rectangular watches), and I know I have neither the courage nor large enough wrists to pull it off. But who knows? Perhaps I’ll try on one of the smaller ladies’ model first and see if it grows on me.

Caleb Anderson is the Director of Outreach at the online vintage and antique watch boutique theoandharris.com. Since starting at Theo & Harris, he has garnered extensive knowledge on vintage replica watches, and spends much of his time sharing his opinions within the field. Currently located near New York City, he is a persistent student in all things historical, a writer on watches, and a casual runner.

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Initiated by Neuchâtel Tourism, the idea of developing a tourist offer in relation with watchmaking has emulated since the inscription on tours are sold out several weeks in advance. Thus, Corum is the first replica Breitling watchmaker to open its doors to the public on a weekly basis. Tourists, fine watchmaking enthusiasts, businesses and students, therefore urge every Tuesday to discover the CORUM universe. Limited to 8 people, the visit aims to be qualitative. Audio guides allow non-Francophones not to miss any explanation and anecdote narrated by Neuchâtel Tourism guide.

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