White Leather Straps Grace Fake Omega De Ville Trésor Watches

Firstly introduced in 1949, the Trésor featured a thin gold case housing the classic movement measuring 30mm in diameter. So far, the 40mm copy Omega De Ville Trésor watches have been redesigned with one of the most sophisticated movements manufactured by this brand.

Yellow Gold Cases Fake Omega De Ville Trésor Watches
Yellow Gold Cases Fake Omega De Ville Watches

With an imposing 40 mm diameter, the case crafted from 18K yellow gold is more attractive thanks to the diamond-set bezel. Supplied with a white leather strap closed by a yellow gold buckle, the white dials fake Omega watches exude elegance and purity.

Covered by a domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, the white mother-of-pearl dial is completed by yellow gold hands and stick hour markers, as well as a date aperture at 6 o’clock. Driven by Co-Axial manual winding movements that are anti-magnetic, the replica watches with diamond-set bezels are ensured to be reliable and stable even on extreme conditions.

Mixed fortunes for the Geneva auctions

Each spring and autumn, for one week the capital of Swiss replica watchmaking becomes the capital of auction sales. An unusually warm November sunshine welcomed bidders to the latest sessions. Phillips presided over two sales: the now famous Only Replica Watch and Two. Antiquorum was also present, along with stalwarts Christie’s and Sotheby’s, the latter for its unique History of Swatch Design.

Patek Philippe Replica Reference 5016The scene was set for this twice-yearly ritual. The economy being what it is, observers were eager to see what signal the auction market would send; a market that represents barely a few percent of global watch revenue yet remains a showcase for high-end brands and an important vehicle for their image. Results, as it turned out, went in all directions.

Only Watch, launched in 2005 as a fundraiser for research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy, confirmed it is a one-of-a-kind event for one-of-a-kind modern replica watches. Each year brands rival with imagination, and with the 44 lots in the sale garnering more than CHF 11 million in all, the 2015 edition was clearly a huge boost for the charity in question, Association Monégasque Contre les Myopathies, but also for those brands whose timepieces exceeded their pre-sale estimate, such as Laurent Ferrier,Louis Vuitton, Urwerk and François-Paul Journe.

Replica Tudor Heritage Black Bay OneThe real stars of the show, however, were elsewhere. Patek Philippe, unsurprisingly, was one. More surprising is the price fetched by its very lovely Reference 5016 Grande Complication, a unique Tourbillon, minute Perpetual Calendar in steel. It sold to an English buyer (apparently) for over ten times its estimate at CHF 7,300,000. Quite simply the highest price ever paid for a wristwatch at auction. It alone accounted for three-quarters of proceeds from the sale.

Back in the spotlight in recent years, Tudor came with its one-off piece: a Heritage Black Bay One that reprises the design of the Tudor Submariner from 1954. It has a specific bezel,crystal,dial and hands compared with the series-produced Black Bay, making it a highly anticipated lot among collectors. Given that it is the only one-of-a-kind watch ever made by Rolex replica and/or Tudor, expectations were high for it to go above its estimate of CHF 3,500-4,500. Even so, at almost 120 times the pre-auction estimate, the final price of CHF 375,000 amazed everyone. A result worthy of the event and all for a good cause!

Phillips’ sale, The Geneva Watch Auction: Two, confirmed “Magic” Aurel Bacs’ incomparable talent for assembling an outstanding catalogue. Such an impressive collection in both number and quality, and the presence of seasoned collectors ready to snap up the most exceptional lots at prices that bear no resemblance to any other type of context, generated a total CHF 28 million, with 95% of lots sold. Collectors were particularly drawn to the most outstanding pieces in terms of rarity and quality, including the highlight of the sale. Lot 169, a Patek Philippe split-seconds chronograph Reference 1436 in steel from 1945, one of only two known examples, went for CHF 3.3 million.

Patek Philippe replica watchesThese figures made for a stark contrast with the rest of the week’s sales whose catalogues were unable to rival with that of Phillips and which, though certainly prolific, fell somewhat short of previous results.

Here again, there was a definite tendency to focus on lots with a particular point of interest, be this rarity and provenance, inscriptions that render the item unique, or an unusual history. Examples include a Vacheron & Constantin pocket replica watches from 1945 depicting the Shah of Iran, estimated at CHF 8-12,000 and selling for CHF 50,000 (lot 153, Sotheby’s); a fine Audemars Piguet chronograph with complete calendar, manufactured in 1942, estimated at CHF 80-140,000 and selling for CHF 353,000 (lot 84, Christie’s), and a 1937 Omega Aviator, estimated at CHF 8-12,000 and selling for CHF 43,750 (lot 8, Antiquorum).

For many other items of more “ordinary” provenance, in less than impeccable condition, or lacking any particular interest, the hammer hit the rostrum at a much lower price, sometimes even failing to make the reserve. The same fate awaited many of the modern watches on offer. A full-set steel Rolex Daytona from 2008 is a striking example. Estimated between CHF 8,000 and CHF 12,000, it failed to find a buyer… a turn-up for the books, considering this was for many years the most sought-after sport watch.

Vacheron & Constantin pocket replica watchesAfter climbing to dizzying heights, the market for vintage Rolex replica watches now appears to be slowing down. Such icons as the single and double red, certain GMT models and even some Daytonas fell within their estimated price range, in certain cases towards the lower end. Only a handful of Daytonas went above estimate, and sometimes only by inches. The times they are a-changin’?

Other brands fared better. Universal Genève, which is creeping back into the spotlight, Angelus and certain Heuer watches managed to produce satisfactory results while Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms confirmed it is the star of dive watches. Note also a strong performance by the various Vacheron Constantin watches offered up for sale, at Phillips in particular, and those from Piaget, especially the 1970s women’s watches that have become a hallmark of the brand. Among the more contemporary pieces, François-Paul Journe showed that it has earned the esteem of serious collectors.

The History of Swatch Design at Sotheby’s presented four thousand items combined into one single lot that traced Swatch’s different styles throughout the 1980s. They included technical drawings, prototypes and over a thousand watches from the collection of Marlyse Schmid and Bernard Muller, the two designers who were instrumental in the brand’s artistic development. It sold for CHF 1,330,000.

Omega Replica AviatorWhat could be seen as an underperformance can be partly explained by the lack of Asian and Russian bidders. This new state of affairs reflects the delicate situation within major markets that were, until recently, still extremely active. And so it appears that the spread of economic slowdown is affecting not just sales of new replica watches, but auction results too. How much this trend digs in will be seen at the next session’s sales.

In the meantime, satellite initiatives are emerging with the launch of online watch stores, including at Antiquorum and Christie’s, and the arrival of new players such as Iconeek whose catalogues of less “out of the ordinary” models, more affordable prices and lower commissions could well provide an interesting alternative.

Planet Replica Watches has reinvented itself more than once; there can be no doubting that this time, as always, it will bounce back.

Time is on our side

How replica watches companies are helping to save the planet

The perils of climate change and poor environmental policies are well documented. There are a number of ways we can help save our planet, and replica watches companies are getting involved in the solutions. This is one in a series of articles that explores that involvement.

8b061050cfAudemars Piguet replica watches and the forest conservation

The Audemars Piguet Foundation was established out of the love of trees, particularly the trees in the replica Audemars Piguet watches company’s own back yard. Audemars Piguet’s headquarters, the Manufacture des Forges, is surrounded by the Grand Risoux forest in the Vallée de Joux near the village of Le Brassus, the heart of Swiss watchmaking. It is an old-world forest, with trees nearly as tall as the mountains, and thanks to the Audemars Piguet Foundation, it is well protected.

1a90f8a2a4The Foundation is headed by Jasmine Audemars, AP’s chairwoman and the great granddaughter of company co-founder Jules Audemars. It was started by her father, Jacques-Louis Audemars, who was technical director for the company and chairman of the board from 1959 to 1992, when Jasmine took over. “Forest conservation was an obvious concern for us,” she says. “Just by looking at the forests that surround us in the Vallée de Joux, one can understand their importance to us locals. The Foundation was born out of this love and respect for the valley, as a formal way to guard the forests that surround the region of its origins.” Audemars Piguet replica does this by funding the Garden of Time, a public park that incorporates an historical walking tour, with educational stations and plantings that culminate in an exhibit of a fossil – a 16,000-year-old mold of a mammoth, found in 1969 in a nearby gravel pit. The park sits on the old, disused platforms of Le Brassus train station.

More than 80 projects

The Foundation was launched in 1992 with the primary goal of forest conservation and reconstitution. Since its establishment, the AP Foundation has financed more than 80 projects in 40 countries from Senegal to Scotland. It has supported the planting of trees and shrubs in locales ranging from the foothills of the Himalayas to the Cerrado savannah in Brazil. Current initiatives include restoration of sustainable agriculture in Orissa, India, and biodiversity work at a nature park in Madagascar. Other notable examples include a program in Nainital, in the North of India, to assist the return to traditional agriculture and symposiums on the forest in Miyazaki, Japan.

b080b9cf06“There is great need around the fake watches world today for the replenishing of forests and restoration of the biodiversity of biotopes destroyed by natural disasters, over-use and climate changes,” explains Jasmine Audemars, who says Foundation’s ancillary goal is to raise awareness of conservation among young people – thereby preserving the notion of preservation itself.

Replica Hublot Opens New Hublot2 Factory and Celebrates 10 Years of Big Bang

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Recently I was privileged to be just one of three American journalists to travel to Nyon, Switzerland, for the opening of Hublot 2 – the second Hublot Manufacture to open its doors Ground was broken on this project just about a year and a half ago, and already the building is up and running.

replica Hublot2 grand opening

On hand to celebrate the opening of the new building were not only Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe and Jean-Claude Biver, chairman of Hublot and president of the LVMH Group’s Replica Watch Division, but also Hublot brand ambassadors model Bar Refaeli, soccer icon Pelé and entrepreneur Lapo Elkann.

The new manufacturing facility is about 25,000 square feet and doubles the brand’s production space. It is located adjacent to the first Hublot factory and there is a racetrack style bridge that crosses a railroad track and connects Hublot1 factory and Hublot 2.

 The carbon fiber cases and parts are being made at Hublot replica

The new facility brings all of the component manufacturing and finishing under this roof. Additionally, thanks to 17 CNC machines, case production and manufacture of screws also takes place here. Even carbon fiber cases, bezels and small components are now also brought under this roof, as have the electroplating department and the diamond setting artisans. The plan is to add about 100 employees to the staff already existing and to be ready to implement a Hublot replica watchmaking school.

The opening of the factory proves to be an important milestone for the brand, which has come a long way in the past decade, especially now that it has received strong investment infusions from LVMH that have enabled it to grow by leaps and bounds. Research and development is a key area for the brand, as Biver insists that Hublot will constantly develop new materials and new ideas to grow the brand.

The Milling and component production will take place at Hublot2

“Hublot is not like any other brand,” says Biver. “It is unique. It is different. It is a brand that once you buy a Breitling replica watches, you need to buy another and another. You become addicted.”

We were able to spend some time with Biver during this trip, and with Guadalupe and we will bring you those complete interviews in the coming weeks. We are certain you will find them as enlightening as we did.

Replica Hubolt Big Bang Tourbillon 5 Day

In addition to the factory opening, Hublot also showcased some of the new products from this year, which marks the 10th anniversary of the Hublot Big Bang. Among the three new commemorative models: Big Bang Unico Full Magic Gold (with “One Click” strap attachment system); Big Bang Tourbillon 5-Day Power Reserve Indicator Full Magic Gold; Big Bang Unico “10 Years” Haute Joaillerie. The Big Bang Tourbillon 5-Day Power Reserve Indicator marks the first Tourbillon in the new generation Big Bang line. The cheap replica watches features a beautiful skeleton movement and a practical power reserve indicator function on the dial side. It is crafted in Full Magic Gold — an unscratchable gold alloy developed and made in house. We will be bringing you a lot more on these special materials soon.