5 Yachting Cheap Replica Watches Swiss

British replica watches manufacturer as the new official timing partner and other brands sponsoring teams. In addition to sponsorships, some brands have developed timepieces specifically suited for competitive sailing and other nautical activities, often with some version of the all-important regatta countdown function. Here we run down five yachting and regatta fake watches and reveal why they’re ideal companions out on the waves.

Corum has been making watches for yachtsmen since 1960, when it debuted the first Corum Admiral’s Cup watch, named after and inspired by the famous yacht race of the same name. The Admiral’s Cup has since grown to become an entire collection, one of Corum’s core pillars. Numerous variations on the Corum Admiral’s Cup have been introduced over the years, including, at Baselworld 2014, the Replica Corum Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Tides. This watch’s movement, Caliber CO 277 — which Corum spent three years working with the Astronomic Observatory of Geneva and French Navy’s oceanographic institute to create — contains a mechanical complication that is eminently useful for someone piloting a boat: a moon-phase-like function that informs the wearer of how strong and how high the tides are, and when high and low tide will next occur. (Tides, of course, are affected by the moon’s relation to the earth and sun.) A hand on the subdial at 12 o’clock indicates the tidal coefficient, or range between high and low tides. A subdial at 6 o’clock tells when the next two tides will occur. Meanwhile, the 9 o’clock display tells the wearer if tides are rising or falling. The date is displayed at 3 o’clock. The Corum Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Tides has the collection’s hallmark 12-sided case, which is made of titanium coated with blue PVD and measures 45 mm in diameter, and comes on a vulcanized blue rubber strap.

Replica-Corum-TidesPanerai is much better known for making watches for use underwater rather than above the waves, but the Swiss-Florentine brand began sponsoring the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge in 2005 and introduced its first dedicated yachting watch at SIHH 2013. The Replica Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback Titanio (PAM00526) has a lightweight, brushed titanium case, 47 mm in diameter, and is outfitted with Panerai’s in-house Caliber P.9100/R, which powers not only a flyback chronograph but a user-friendly regatta countdown function.

To start the countdown to a regatta (in which perfect timing is crucial, with all boats required to line up behind an imaginary line without crossing it), the owner pushes an orange push-button at 4 o’clock to move the central orange chronograph minute hand back, one minute at a time, until it is at the correct position in relation to the length of the countdown. Next, he presses the chronograph stop/start button at 10 o’clock, which starts the chronograph hands moving, indicating first the minutes and seconds remaining until the start, and then, when the countdown has finished, the time elapsed since the start of the race. At the end of the interval being measured, the push-button at eight o’clock returns all the chronograph hands to zero; if it is operated while the hands are still moving, it activates the return-to-zero (flyback) function of these hands, enabling the wearer to start timing a new interval immediately, without using the stop and reset buttons. The flange around the dial displays a 15-minute scale for the regatta countdown, with the five final minutes distinguished in orange, along with a tachymeter scale that is measured in knots, which enables a sailor to determine the speed of his boat over a defined distance.

Replica_Panerai_PAM00526The Rolex Replica Yacht-Master II — the successor to the original Replica Rolex Yacht-Master — debuted in 2007 and introduced a Rolex-exclusive regatta countdown function that can be “programmed” from 1 to 10 minutes and incorporates a mechanical memory that allows it to be reset to the same countdown duration used previously. Once launched, the countdown can also be synchronized on the fly, enabling adjustment to match the official regatta start-time countdown. Programming the countdown is easy, by means of the rotatable Ring Command bezel, a Rolex-developed system linking the bezel to the movement.

The Replica Rolex Yacht-Master II has a 44-mm Replica Rolex Oyster case (available in several precious metals, in Rolex’s proprietary “Rolesium” material, or in a new stainless steel version with blue Cerachrom bezel, shown below.) The cheap replica watches contains the Rolex manufacture Caliber 4161, which has a COSC chronometer certification and includes a column-wheel chronograph.

Replica_Rolex_Yacht-Master_II_steelNot everyone who owns a boat is a millionaire, and the Alpina Sailing Yachttimer Countdown is a yachting watch for those on a slightly tighter timepiece budget. For under $5,000, the owner of this watch gets a clever yachting-specific complication, namely a moving countdown window that counts down from 10 to 1, gradually revealing a red “START” indicator for the start time of a regatta. The Alpina Sailing Yachttimer is a limited edition of only 8,888 pieces. The watch has a 44-mm stainless steel case, with a see-through caseback offering a view of the in-house movement, Caliber AL-880, and comes on a black rubber strap.

replica_alpina_yachttimerNew for 2014, the Perrelet Replica Turbine Yacht — another new complication for the distinctive Turbine collection, which has swiftly become Perrelet’s flagship family — combines the spinning dial-side turbine-style rotor with an integrated windrose function, inspired by the world of yachting, which helps to orient sailors by points of reference and the position of the sun. The Perrelet Turbine Yacht has a substantial, 47-mm-diameter stainless steel case, also available with either black or bronze-toned PVD coating. The turbine rotor on the dial, made of titanium, has 11 blades, echoing the look of a submarine propellor, and rotates above a surface with a maritime-themed parallel-line pattern reminiscent of the teakwood deck of a yacht. The windrose — according to Wikipedia, “a graphic tool used by meteorologists to give a succinct view of how wind speed and direction are typically distributed at a particular location” — is on a bidirectional rotating ring surrounding the dial. prices for the Perrelet Turbine Yacht range from $6,550 to $7,200.

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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.

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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.

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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.