Glashütte Original Senator Observer Adds Luminous Highlights Replica Watches for 2015

Several years ago, Glashütte Original introduced its first Senator Observer, a limited-edition, white-gold timepiece that celebrated the memory of German watchmaker Julius Assmann and famed explorer Roald Amundsen. It was modeled on the traditional observation replica watches made in the German town of Glashütte, which were used by navigators to determine a ship’s position at sea. In 2012, an unlimited version in a stainless steel case with two dial options, made its debut. This year, the brand launches the first Glashütte Original Senator Observer with luminous material on its dial.

Replica-Glashutte-Original_Senator-ObserverAssmann was one of the legendary watchmakers who established the industry in Glashütte, located in the German state of Saxony. His firm specialized in the manufacture of observation watches and marine chronometers, which were renowned for their  precision and reliability, particularly under extreme weather conditions. Pioneering explorers such as Amundsen, who took several Julius Assmann observation watches with him on his legendary expedition to the South Pole in 1911, found these timepieces to be indispensable instruments for navigation.

The Senator Observer takes its design cues directly from those vintage observation watches made in Assmann’s Glashütte atelier, though its interior workings have at least one significant difference: in contrast to the hand-wound movements of the historical deck Glashütte Original replica watches sale, the movement in this contemporary version, Caliber 100-14, is self-winding.

The matte black dial, produced in Glashütte Original’s own dial manufacture in the German town of Pforzheim, is made with three separate layers of lacquer. The dial makers placed the Super-LumiNova highlights, which emit a distinctive green-white glow in the dark, with maximum legibility in mind — on the hour numerals, in the center of the hour and minute hands, and on the indices of the chapter ring.

Replica-Glashutte_Original_Senator_Observer_blackdialThe running seconds are on a subdial at 9 o’clock, and the power-reserve display — with the German indicators “Auf” (“Up”) and Ab (“down”) at either end — is at 3 o’clock. The so-called panorama date display, a hallmark of Glashütte Original timepieces, is prominently placed at 6 o’clock. The hands are made of white gold, the elegantly curving Arabic numerals — evocative of those on the historic deck watches — are in white, and a milled railroad chapter ring is on the periphery of the dial.

The 44-mm case is fashioned of polished and satin-brushed stainless steel and is available on either a black calfskin leather strap or a steel bracelet, both equipped with a stainless steel fold-over clasp. A sapphire viewing window in the back shows off Glashutte Original’s manufacture Caliber 100-14.

Replica-Glashutte_Original_Senenator_Observer_ropesThe movement in the Senator Observer is exquisitely finished and provides the cheap replica watches an approximately 55-hour power reserve. The finishing of automatic Caliber 100-14 provides a visual treat, with traditional Glashütte high-horology features such as the characteristic three-quarter plate with Glashütte ribbing, polished steel components and beveled edges, and a skeletonized gold rotor with the brand’s double-G logo.

Vacheron Constantin Replica Métiers d’Art Fabuleux Ornements Watches 2016

The Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Fabuleux Ornements replica watches collection is an invitation to celebrate the ornamental beauties of the world drawn from the decorative arts of several cultures. Two year after its first launch, the collection unveils four new models born of the art of  openworking and a combination of artistic crafts bearing the Hallmark of Geneva.

Replica Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Fabuleux OrnementsTen different master Artisans have provided reinterpretations of Ottoman architecture, Chinese embroidery, Indian manuscripts and French lacework. These creations are equipped with an ethereal hand-engraved movement:calibre ultra-thin 1003 in 18K gold replica watches. The finesse of the front-facing décor is precise to the nearest tenth of a millimetre, while on the back Vacheron Constantin has opted for an exclusively chamfered and hand-drawn finish that preserves a restrained appearance.

Replica Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Fabuleux OrnementTraditional arts meet at the crossroads of different cultures. To highlight this exceptional know-how, the model “Indian manuscript” is created from the alliance of Grand Feu champlevé enameling and hand engraving. The “Ottoman architecture” timepiece is defined by hand chamfering, purple mother-of-pearl base and a gold grid work studded with half-pearl beads. The “French lacework” model is adorned with a translucent hand-guilloché Grand Feu enamelled dial. The base of the gold dial is clad in a guilloché motif lending subtle depth to the transparent enamel and set with garnet-colored sapphires and diamonds. The fourth timepiece “Chinese embroidery” is crafted in white gold according to the stone-cloisonné technique with jade. The dial is sculpted from mother-of-pearl and features a pink opal shaped according to the glyptic art and complimented by finely hand engraved gold leaves and pistils.

Vacheron Constantin Replica Métiers d’Art Fabuleux OrnementFor 260 years, the Manufacture has consistently enhanced the beauty of its creations through artistic crafts. Hand engraving is one such technique. A demanding art calling for exceptional patience and dexterity, it was used right from the start as a means of achieving ethereal lightness. The first replica watches created by Jean-Marc Vacheron in 1755 already featured an openworked and engraved balance-cock. A master in the practice of this extremely intricate discipline, Vacheron Constantin has given free rein to its creativity, progressively openworking both simple and complicated calibres, associating them according to its inspiration with other artistic crafts.

Replica Hublot Big Bang Watches Celebrates 10 Years of Big Bang

Cheap replica watches for men and women-It was 10 years ago, in 2005, that Jean-Claude Biver revitalized the Hublot brand with the introduction of the now iconic Replica Hublot Big Bang. The model that the brand introduced to celebrate this anniversary, the Replica Hublot Big Bang Unico Full Magic Gold, made its U.S. debut at a lavish event this week in New York City, hosted by Biver and featuring an interactive, commemorative pop-up exhibit on the history and development of the Big Bang model.

The Big Bang pop-up exhibit, which kicked off at Dallas’s AT&T Stadium, home of the NFL’s Cowboys, made its second stop on its U.S. tour at Manhattan’s Cedar Lake Studio. With dynamic images by Swiss photographer Fred Merz (who also shot the Hublot Loves Football campaign), immersive video displays, and important Big Bang watches in vitrines highlighted by plasma globes, the exhibit served as the centerpiece of the evening’s festivities, which also included a Q&A session with Biver and an intimate dinner with tables surrounding a huge circular image of a Big Bang replica watches dial projected onto the floor.

Hublot_BigBang_10th_EntranceBiver — who explained that the name “Big Bang” comes from that moment of surprise upon discovering materials combined in a cheap replica watches that never had been before, such as the gold and rubber of the early Hublots — gave special attention to the Full Magic Gold model, demonstrating the material’s scratch-resistance and hardness and challenging guests to try their own hand at scratching a Magic Gold case (none succeeded).

Hublot first announced this proprietary, patented alloy in 2011, and the material made its commercial debut in the case of a Big Bang Ferrari limited edition watch in 2012. Magic Gold, certified as 18 carats by the Central Office for Precious Metals Control, was developed by Hublot in Switzerland in a partnership with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). Touted by Hublot as “the most scratch-resistant gold ever created,” it is a mixture of 24k gold with high-tech ceramics, created in a complex process that involves pre-formed boron carbide powder in molds, which is then hardened at extremely high temperatures, creating a rigid, porous structure. Afterward, molten liquid gold is injected into the structure under very high pressure, filling the pores to create the final alloy, whose defining property is its exceptional resistance to scratches: its hardness is close to 1,000 Vickers, whereas standard 18k gold is only 400 Vickers.

The Hublot Big Bang Unico Full Magic Gold is a limited edition of 250 pieces. Like its brethren in the Big Bang Unico family, it sports a big 45-mm-diameter case, with a bezel secured by H-shaped screws (here in black PVD-treated titanium), and is outfitted with Hublot’s in-house Unico movement. The Unico (also dubbed caliber HUB 1242) is an automatic movement equipped with a flyback chronograph function incorporating a column wheel and a double clutch — both of which are visible on the dial side thanks to the Swiss replica watch’s skeleton dial. The date is visible in a white window at 3 o’clock.

Replica_Hublot_Big_Bang_Full_Magic_Gold_frontThe polished Magic Gold case (which is water-resistant to 100 meters and is fitted with a nonreflective sapphire crystal in the front and back) also sports a Hublot logo-branded crown made of black satin-finished PVD titanium and chronograph push-pieces in the same material. The caseback is made not of Magic Gold but of micro-blasted black PVD titanium (there’s that “fusion” again). The dial features subdials with satin-finished gilt counter rings at 9 o’clock (for small seconds) and 3 o’clock (for the chronograph minutes counter). The gilt-plated hands and indices are coated with Super-LumiNova. The Unico movement, including the rotor, has a striking anthracite gray treatment and holds a power reserve of 72 hours. The Hublot Big Bang Unico comes on a structured, ribbed black rubber strap with a deployant buckle in black PVD titanium.

Replica_Hublot_Big_Bang_Full_Magic_Gold_angleThe Replica Hublot Big Bang Tour pop-up exhibit will continue throughout the holiday season, making worldwide stops including San Francisco and Miami.

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.