2017 will be the 100th anniversary of Cartier’s Tank watch. Should we expect something special from Cartier this year?sure,I think on 2017 Cartier will launch some amazing new Cartier Tank watch.In this post,i will make a Prediction of the model it will and first,let;s see the History of Tank.
The Cartier Tank is one of the most long-lasting models of the production. Introduced in 1917, it has been presented in various editions and shapes but remained a classic among the classics, the timeless watch that defines what elegance is.
The last Cartier Tank watches
Cartier Tank Mc Grey Dial 18k Pink Gold Men’s Watch WGTA0014 have 18k pink gold case with a dark grey alligator leather strap. Fixed bezel. Grey dial with gold-tone hands and Roman numeral hour markers. Minute markers around the inner rim. Dial Type: Analog. Small seconds. Automatic movement. Caliber 1904-ps mc engine. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Case diameter: 44 mm. Square case shape. Buckle clasp. Water resistant at 30 meters / 100 feet. Functions: hour, minute, second. Luxury watch style.
Cartier Tank recent direction of development are generally focus on new products and complex features, most of the watches are embedded with a lot of diamonds, so I guess as the latest 100 anniversary of the special section of the watch will be replicated with sapphire crystal hollow diamond watch
I believe the answer will soon be announced in SIHH 2017 few weeks later.
On SIHH 2016,Cartier have launched one of the coolest summer-watches 2016:The Calibre de Cartier Diver Blue bezel.This simple color swap manages to impart this rather dressy Cartier diver with an appeal distinct from that of the original black-dialed version. and the Calibre de Cartier Diver Bleu version have three model from Steel to gold case,and another was the two tone model.
With water resistant to 300 meters, has a legit dive bezel, strong legibility, and a capable in-house automatic movement. Inside its nicely detailed case, we find Cartier’s 1904 MC movement, sporting double barrels that provide more consistent torque over the 48 hours of power reserve. With 27 jewels and a 4Hz rate, the 1904 MC is not especially fancy.All the infromation above was tell you it was a luxury watch,Pricing starts at $7,900 for the steel, $10,200 for the two tone, and $27,300 for the full gold.
The good news was ,seem this watch was still a normal design watch,it was not difficult to make the a replica model,I would like to add that the same bezel CHANEL used several years ago to present Blue Marine watch with rubber strap,and the Rolex SUBMARINER watches also have the same design.
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The Patek Philippe 5970 perpetual calendar chronograph, one of Patek Philippe’s grand complications, boasts a heritage of envied ancestors and itself stands as the end of a legacy, distinguished by being the last in a series to use a Lemania 2310 ébauche before an in-house movement arrived.
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About the PATEK PHILIPPE PERPETUAL CALENDAR chronograph 5970
Patek Philippe 5970 was the new update for the 2011 model 5270,This hand-wound movement, caliber CH 29-535 PS Q, which replaces the previous Lemania 2310, boasts some technical innovations, notably the absence of triangular teeth for the chronograph wheel, which are replaced by calculated toothing profiles that allow greater precision in engagement and disengagement; and the uniquely shaped column wheel cap that positions the clutch lever at its outermost point. The 5970 reference was Patek’s last man standing or last perpetual calendar chronograph standing before the Swatch embargo.
About the replica PATEK PHILIPPE PERPETUAL CALENDAR chronograph 5970
This Patek Philippe Perpetual Chronograph has a case that matches the original and a nice polish to it. The dial has good-looking markers and the year and month windows are right as well. The hands look like the authentic ones. Moreover, the crown and pushers are well-cloned too. Some of the chronographs are slightly different than the original ones, but it’s a detail hard to notice. The sub-dial at 3 o’clock shows the date, the one at 6 a military hour and the 9 o’clock one shows the month. Overall, the dial features all the details of a perpetual calendar. The even better news is that they are all functioning properly. This replica is powered by a Japanese automatic movement. The second’s hand features a good sweeping motion, and the time-keeping is precise.
So in conclusion, it’s not perfect, I’d prefer batons rather than diamonds on the dial (might look into a mod for this) and it’s still not a convincing PATEK PHILIPPE 5970 but then the gen is a $150,000 watch so that’s not really surprising. But it’s as close as I think a rep is ever going to get, and as I’m never likely to own the gen it’s also as close as I’ll ever get to owning my absolute favourite watch of all time!!
A reader asked me to suggest some perfect replicas for the Black Friday watch sale list. The truth is that for some brands it’s difficult to find the exact copy after an original. As a result, some of these watches I’ve told you about aren’t identical. The more popular brands, such as Rolex, Breitling or Omega have better chances to be identical to the authentic watch. For others such as Patek Philippe or Audemars Piguet, it’s more difficult. That doesn’t mean that people will notice it’s a replica and not an original. That’s why I included them on the Black Friday watch sale shopping list.
Hublot have alwasys launched their watches with special materials,like the maigic gold,this year at Baselworld 2016,One of the biggest releases is the collaboration between the legendary shoemaker Berluti and Hublot.The Berluti emblematic Venezia leather and its famous patina, partnered with Hublot’s innovation in watchmaking, creates the new Classic Fusion Berluti. The new watches product of this collaboration are the Hublot Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto ref. 511.OX.0500.VR.BER16 in a limited edition of 250 pieces and the Hublot Classic Fusion Berluti All Black ref. 511.CM.0500.VR.BER16 available in a limited edition of 500 pieces. Let’s see a video first:
The watches are fitted with Hublot’s HUB1100 composed of 63 parts and 21 jewels, a mechanical self-winding timepiece that features a power reserve of approximately 42 hours.
To make things even more interesting, the new Hublot Classic Fusion Berluti is presented in an exquisite leather lined wooden box that serves as a strap and shoe care kit that includes the finest Berluti shoe polish, brushes and all other tools necessary to keep those straps and shoes looking like new. The Berluti waxed and brushed objects are an invitation to a ritual, an observance to brilliance. Give a man fine shoes and a beautiful watch and he can conquer the world.
The dial features embossed hour markers and embossed Hublot logo. A sapphire crystal dial separates the leather dial from the hands and sapphire crystal to further protect the exclusive leather. The Hublot Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto features a tobacco bis hued leather dial, while the Hublot Classic Fusion All Black comes with a ‘nero grigio’ —black grey in Italian— leather dial.Classic Fusion Berluti All Black features a 45 mm black ceramic case, the Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto features an 18K Hublot King Gold case also in a diameter of 45 mm.
Price $29,400 USD for 18K King Gold Scritto and $14,600 for All Black Ceramic.
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Olivier Audemars: Well, what Theo has done is to take material that by themselves have no value, tubes for isolating cables in ships. He imagined what he wanted to achieve and assembled them by using his ingenuity and maniacal attention to detail; he was able to transform what looks at first like inert skeletons into something that moves.
I personally want to thank Mr. Olivier Audemars for taking the time for this interview and for his sympathetic, passionate, and profound insights into the watch industry, and especially for his thoughts on us passionate collectors, bloggers, and readers. Audemars Piguet is a family business and one senses that immediately when speaking with Olivier. He’s down to earth, approachable, and makes you feel part of that AP family with his charming, unassuming, and candid demeanor. audemarspiguet.com
To take two examples, there are those who buy our products as a "status symbol." As a way to show off their wealth and success. However, there are also the more interesting category of buyers who buy the object because it speaks to them. It gives them an emotional connection, it sings to their hearts. And for these latter cases, they could care less what others think of their accessories since for them it speaks their language. So they will want to share this special connection with a friend with a similar emotional understanding.
Maximilien: I believe you understand our purpose and goals. Thank you very much Mr. Audemars.
So what this means is that the blogs are a venue for sharing and giving first hand accounts. What this also means is that the brands cannot lie, if they do, this will be noticed and revealed and shared. So blogs allow us to reach people in a different manner, an authentic fashion, while forcing us to have a coherent message, since any incoherence will be discovered and exposed.
Audemars Piguet has been a sponsor of the famed Art Basel in Miami Beach, FL, for the past two years. The relationship is ongoing, and Audemars Piguet uses the event as a means to introduce new ambassadors as well as to announce its ongoing commitment in supporting select artists and causes.
But if we look at things from a different angle, what we felt was that with the quartz crisis, what was going to happen is that people would change how they wore watches. People would normally be very careful when wearing their timepieces, with quartz watches, that would become more and more disposable, people would wear watches in more casual settings and activities. We wanted to continue making beautiful delicate movements, and we wanted to protect them. And the Royal Oak is the safe that protects this precious movement. It needed to be beautiful, but we needed to chose a material that was very strong and resistant to casual wear. And for this reason, we chose stainless steel as the material of choice.
You can imagine the joy I felt after asking a question to the artist, during the press conference, about the parallel (if any) of his Leonardo DaVinci-esque beasts’ design to mechanical watch movements, that Olivier Audemars (member of owning family and Chief Officer of Audemars Piguet) stood up and added a thoroughly philosophical yet personal viewpoint to my question. After that, it was clear that I needed to sit down with him and find out more.
Olivier Audemars: So what that meant is that we were lucky at that time to have people running our company who had a vision to anticipate a luxurious stainless steel sports watch. And today, in a world when everyone is connected and trying and carrying new technology, I tell myself that maybe if we get involved in this kind of art, we might be able to see and understand things in a perhaps different light, and therefore help us prepare for the future.
At this year’s show, the focus was on Dutch artist Theo Jansen, whose Strandbeests are mechanical automatons resembling massive, though what would be rather miniature, lifelike "beasts." Completely made of recycled PVC tubes, joints, and plastic bottles, these strange creations are powered by capturing and compressing air and using an ingenious logic model. By devising a so-called analogue NAND gate, the artist is able to create what are essentially logic circuits, so that the beasts can automatically decide when to stop (when one reaches the sea water) and continue when no water is detected and reserve power is plentiful.
Audemars Piguet along with the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, are sponsoring the artist’s first live exposition in the United States. Seeing the beasts in action is a sight to behold. By "sprinkling" some air and a few turns of some PVD switches, the beasts strangely come alive. This is at first creepy, but also wondrous and amazing. Seeing them felt very much like watching a live reenactment of Pinocchio in Geppetto’s workshop in the middle of Art Basel in beautiful Miami Beach, Florida – or like seeing a stopped mechanical movement start ticking away after winding or shaking it, bringing the balance wheel into motion.
I will give you an example that will help clarify and illustrate this point. Forty years ago, in the middle of the most significant crisis to the watch industry, due to the arrival of quartz wristwatches, we launched our most famous model, the Royal Oak. This was revolutionary at the time, since it broke all the horological rules of the trade, since during those days, every competitors’ wristwatches were made in precious metals that were either round or oval. But we created a watch that was octagonal, in stainless steel, with sharp edges and case, and with screws that were exposed. Really something opposite to the norms of the time, and we sold it for the same price of a gold Patek or the same price of two Rolexes.
Maximilien: What does the artist Theo Jansen and his masterpieces mean to you and to AP?
What it also allows us to achieve is to have a better understanding for the demand and evolution of our clients’ desires. Since, it’s also important to mention that we create products that we are proud of, that our watchmakers are proud of. And we also desire that the people buying our products be as proud of them. We hope that the products touch them emotionally.
As a young boy, I have one recollection of my grandfather (while to my chagrin, spending much time working, bringing watches home, and not allocating more time to play with me) did one time take me to his atelier in the house and showed me a mechanical movement that appeared still as an inert object. But then, he touched the escapement, and all of a sudden it started moving. In my young, 10 year old eyes, this was very magical. This object that was before dead, started moving. So when I first saw the videos of Theo’s beast, the thing that came to mind was this memory of seeing my grandfather’s watch movement come to life. And I told myself that we might be able to also learn something. Artists are people that tend to see things in a different viewpoint from most. If we could borrow his imaginary glasses, we might be able to evolve.
However, at the time, machining stainless steel was very difficult and expensive; particularly, to create shapes like the Royal Oak and its intricate bracelet. So for this reason, early prototypes of the Royal Oak were created in white gold. What this means is that it was, at the time, cheaper to create the Royal Oak in gold than in stainless steel! And this is an important point, what this means is that we at AP, are people for which the base material is less important. What is important is the work that is done with the material, this means that we took inexpensive steel, and with the works of our craftsmen, our designers, our watchmakers, we transformed this common base material into something that has more value than gold.
Maximilien: Thank you Olivier for a rather profound response; and even a philosophical one. Last question: What do bloggers mean to you? This group of passionate and fanatical people, such as myself, who is here today, simply because I love these little machines that companies like Audemars Piguet manufactures?
Maximilien: Like Theo, something magical. Very much, like Theo’s beasts, that’s it.
We in the horological domain, in particular for an enterprise like ours, what we do is to try to create complex mechanisms that are placed into small spaces. In fact, when we take the different elements individually,replica watch for women, they look like shiny metal scraps that are assembled and they remain inert objects. Even winding the movement there will not be any motion, the beast is still dead. But once you touch the escapement, everything starts moving, the heart of the watch starts to move; and the hands starts moving. We start with something that begins with iron at its base and we mold it into an object, a bit magical, that is, a complex mechanical watch. In that sense, his creations and ours are very much alike.
Olivier Audemars: Well, the bloggers are people that allow us to reach a segment of the population who are less affected by regular, traditional, media. This allows a deep dialog. And what we have observed more and more, is that many in the new generation believe less in what they read in the press or what they see on TV or other traditional media. What they believe in most is the opinions of their peers.
Olivier gladly agreed to spend 15 minutes with me for an interview that we did in his native tongue (as well as mine), French. What follows here is a transcript of the 12 minutes conversation (with minor edits), which consisted of only two questions. You can also hear the interview in its original French below.
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Audemars Piguet & Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests At Art Basel 2014
While these kinetic objects are wondrous in themselves and more than sufficiently warrant Audemars Piguet’s sponsorship in my view, I wanted to dig a bit deeper into the meaning of the relationship. Especially with respect to what parallels or similarities existed between Jansen’s animated objects and the complex miniature world that is inside an Audemars Piguet timepiece. I don’t need to remind the audience of this site that Audemars Piguet and its subsidiary Renaud et Papi are the manufacturers of some of the most coveted and fantastic watch movements ever conceived by the human mind. Few manufactures have such a long and storied history than the family business that is Audemars Piguet.
Thank you Mr. Olivier Audemars for spending time with aBlogtoWatch.com.
So for us, bloggers and blogs are a means to reach that second category of patrons. Many may know the watches from our family and others do not. So if we are able to reach them via social media, it allows us to have more and more patrons that have shared this emotional connection with the products we create, and hopefully, appreciate it. And we are super happy to share with them these products that we are so proud to create, and it continues to fuel the energy to keep creating them. So it’s really a type of virtuous cycle, and the blogs are the best means to achieve this.
Olivier Audemars: My pleasure. I wish you a great evening.
The Monaco 24 i’s among the mo’st-anticipated new TAG Heuer model’s for a while and it i’s the mo’st recent effort by TAG Heuer to moderni’se the legendary Monaco right into a true twenty-fir’st century watch- not only a indication from the Heuer glory time’s of the 1970’s.Here in thi’s po’st, i will introduce thi’s watch again,and make a review of Replica TAG Heuer Monaco 24 ‘steve Mcqueen watch at dl4u.co.
About the Replica TAG Heuer Monaco 24 ‘steve Mcqueen Chronograph CAL5111.FC6299
The McQueen 24 utilize’s a blue Crocodile ‘strap, with white-colored ‘stitching along with a red inner-lining (not vi’sible within thi’s photo). Overall the look look’s great, although I’d make the dial even nearer to the McQueen color’s while on an entirely blue dial and white-colored ‘sub-dial’s..and ‘shedding the ‘stripe’s, which of cour’se are very ‘subtle about thi’s watch. I will tell you the de’sign ha’s altered from an early on prototype that I ‘saw thi’s ‘sea’son: the 4 ‘small Triangular area’s clo’se to the ‘screw’s around the dial were ‘silver with that ver’sion, AAA replica watche’s, but look better within Blue. A little change, but each one of the’se ‘small particular’s really make a difference. The 24 McQueen may be the third watch within the Monaco 24 ‘serie’s, and al’so the ‘second that you’ve ‘seen thi’s ‘sea’son following the Twenty-Four Racing we demon’strated a couple of ‘several week’s back.
The 2 ‘sub-dial’s are rece’s’sed in the primary dial and appear to become decline in ‘half”. Have double-on the ‘side’s hand’s, u’sing the orange hand’s ‘showing the very fir’st ‘half” of the timing event (e.g. -thirty ‘second’s around the left-hand’s ‘sub-dial) and al’so the ‘silver fini’sh the 2nd ‘half” (30-a minute). It i’s really an illu’stration of form over function, a’s it’s certainly ‘simpler to ‘see a conventional whole’sub-dial in’stead of getting to ‘sort out whether ju’st a few ‘second’s have pa’s’sed, or 45.
The ‘shock-ab’sorber ‘sy’stem i’s made to ‘safeguard the movement in the whole, not only it’s controlling component’s like a conventional Incabloc ‘shock protection ‘sy’stem doe’s. They are carried out in matching orange and certainly would be the highlight from the watch, becau’se they permit the dial and movement to float within the ‘situation.
Taking care of which i do find di’sappointing may be the ‘strap- ye’s, the crocodile leather i’s well-fini’shed featuring an Alcantara-type inner lining, but in my experience the timepiece require’s a more “technical” Hi-tech ‘strap- the Crocodile leather ha’s an exce’s’sive amount of an outfit-watch feel and it i’s at odd’s u’sing the relaxation from the de’sign. The cla’sp i’s titanium and it i’s well fini’shed, although it’s lightne’s’s will certainly po’s’se’s’s ‘some confu’se it to be pla’stic.
review of replica Tag heuer monaco 24
Thi’s Tag Heuer Monaco 24 Calibre 36 copy watch wa’s on my ‘small preferred li’sting of all occa’sion’s. riginal ‘start’s around $10,000 ‘so it i’sn’t certainly one of individual’s very co’stly piece’s but nonethele’s’s that’s lot’s of money for any watch. It’s rare too and i believe it take’s an ideal ta’ste otherwi’se a bit more preference for variou’s ‘searching wri’stwatche’s.
Challenging find top quality Tag Heuere Monaco 24 replica watch either nowaday’s ‘since i think it’s recognition went lower quite a bit previou’sly year’s.
The ‘sun’shine blue and orange line’s around the dial and al’so the orange corner ‘support’s that contain the round movement in po’sition within thi’s ‘square ‘see-through ‘situation are certainly the important thing option’s that come with thi’s model. Black ‘stainle’s’s ‘situation that’s ‘solid and it ha’s a great de’sign which include’s poli’shed bottom and top and blown ‘side’s are virtually killing it. The ‘scratch-proof very fit’s nicely around the ‘situation and it ha’s a awe’some ‘shape too ‘so overall thi’s model i’s actually ‘special and it’ll be al’so a reference for that Tag Heuer Monaco imitation watch model’s ‘since it i’s for that original’s to begin with. Hand’s are very well cloned and al’so the chronograph’s focu’s on thi’s Quarta movement (battery run) movement. The Three o’clock i’s really a military hour and al’so the 9 oclock i’s really a ‘stop watch.
ag emblem look’s good too and al’so the ‘situation i’s really a medium to large one. The orange ‘stitche’s around the black alligator leather ‘strap will al’so be a particular feature with thi’s model ‘so overall we’re ‘searching at a high quality replica Tag Heuer Monaco watch, fake watch AAA.Read more：
Cartier is announcing the release of two classics refreshed in a black ADLC coating. The Cartier Santos 100 Carbon and the Cartier 100 Ballon Blue De Cartier Carbon watches retain the brand’s storied heritage while offering buyers a blacked-out piece. Fans of Cartier will appreciate the ruggedness that these models afford while keeping in line with their classy appeal, along with the ADLC protection and whatever perceived “edge” a black coating brings with it.
At the time of its release many fans were skeptical, but grew to love the ADLC (amorphous diamond-like carbon) and its durable attributes. Here was a Cartier you could maybe even wear to the gym without babying it or worrying about scratches. The Cartier Santos 100 Carbon comes as a “large model” in an ADLC-coated steel case measuring 51.1mm x 41.3mm. The other new release, the Ballon Bleu De Cartier Carbon is also housed in an ADLC-coated steel case that is 42mm wide. Each model features lume-treated sword hands so while you don’t get the classic Cartier blue, you do get increased legibility. Water resistance is 3 bar, and both are topped off with sapphire crystals. As always, the crowns receive special treatment with the Cartier Ballon Bleu Carbon featuring the blue synthetic spinel cabochon and the Cartier Santos 100 Carbon with a blue faceted synthetic spinel.
Santos 100 Carbon watch, large model, Manufacture mechanical movement with automatic winding, caliber 1847 MC. Steel and ADLC case, 7-faceted crown set with a faceted synthetic spinel, black dial, sword-shaped hands in steel and luminescent material, sapphire crystal, black calfskin strap, steel triple adjustable folding clasp. Case dimensions: 51.1 mm x 41.3 mm, thickness: 10.34 mm. Water-resistant to 10 bar (approx. 100 meters/300 feet).
At Baselworld 2016, Tudor has launched some lust-worthy pieces from their Heritage Black Bay line, like the all-new Bronze model and this all-black Tudor Heritage Black Bay Dark watch which also has the brand-new in-house MT5602 movement.
Tudor Heritage Black Bay Dark Watch remains at the familiar and welcomed 41 mm diameter. The case is steel but treated with PVD, a practice that, to be honest, feels a little outdated when we now have DLC, and indeed the possibility of ceramic casescomes with both a gray fabric strap and your choice of a PVD-treated black steel bracelet or aged leather strap with black PVD steel clasp.
The Tudor Heritage Black Bay lineup has previously featured the ETA 2824, which is a good and solid movement that does not have the same sort of cachet that an in-house movement would carry with it, leaving it with a tasteful matte finish to match the dial, bezel, and oversized crown. Powered by the COSC certified, reference MT5602 movement, which is developed, manufactured, and assembled in-house, it’s waterproof to 200 meters, offers a 70-hour power reserve.
The watch is offered on a black PVD bracelet or distressed leather, and both with a great grey NATO-style strap. Finally, you’ll see that the depth rating is written in red – which you know the vintage guys will love. Price will be $4,150 on strap and $4,475 on bracelet. Almost like the Tudor Heritage Black Bay Dark was only intended to have textile or synthetic straps, and not a bracelet. Or, hey, even if this were a mesh bracelet, I’d be good with those end links. With a three-link steel bracelet, though – and on this sort of robust watch – that gap between bracelet and case edge becomes ever-widening in my mind.
Case: Black PVD-treated steel, 41mm, satin finish
Bezel: Unidirectional rotatable steel bezel in black PVD-treated steel with matt black anodised aluminium disc
Movement: MT5602, Manufacture TUDOR (COSC) Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
Power Reserve: Approximately 70 hours
Winding Crown: Screw-down winding crown in black PVD-treated steel engraved with the TUDOR rose
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal
Waterproofness: Waterproof to 200m (660ft)
Steel bracelet or aged leather strap with matt black PVD-treated folding clasp and safety catch
Additional fabric strap with matt black PVD-treated buckle, included in the box
Good news to all omega watches fans: This year, Omega is launching two watches to commemorate the special partnership between these two entities. the new Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra “Goodplanet,” available in two versions at two sizes, and both featuring Omega’s in-house Co-Axial calibers.Launched at Baselworld 2016, the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150 M GoodPlanet reinstates the brand’s association with the Goodplanet Foundation.
In fact, two new Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra GoodPlanet watches are released this year. What is of note, however, is that a METAS Certified Master Chronometer-rated movement is not yet available in the Aqua Terra watches. Even so, the new Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra GoodPlanet will come in a 38.5mm version as well as a larger 43mm GMT model, and they look handsome as ever. Just like the previous Goodplanet watch, the proceeds of which went towards preserving mangroves and seagrasses in Southeast Asia, the proceeds for the Aqua Terra will go towards funding two new wildlife projects that the Foundation has established in the African nation of Botswana. Based on the Aqua Terra collection, these two watches are cased in Grade 5 Titanium with extensive use of both blue and white color. The lacquered white dial, which does not feature the typical teak design that is found on the usual Aqua Terra, is paired with applied blue indices, OMEGA logo, and facetted hands. The contrasting combination is rather stunning, and it certainly reminds one of the oceans.
The watches are fitted with either the Master Co-Axial Calibre 8605, or the Master Co-Axial Calibre 8500. The former features an additional 24-hour GMT display, on top of the date indicator that is featured on both models. Incidentally, these two automatic movements boast a power reserve of approximately 60 hours, and they are anti-magnetic of up to 15,000 Gauss. The Seamaster Aqua Terra “GoodPlanet” features a domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal caseback, in which it includes engravings of the words “GOODPLANET FOUNDATION” in varnished blue. They are paired with a either a blue coated nylon fabric strap, or a Grade 5 Titanium Bracelet.
In addition to the blue hands indicating the hours, minutes, and seconds, its dial has a red-tipped GMT hand that the wearer can use to keep track of a second time zone on a 24-hour time-zone scale, and a date window at 6 o’clock. The movement is visible through a sapphire window in the caseback, which also includes the words “Goodplanet Foundation” in varnished blue type. The other new timepiece (below, front and back) measures 38.5 mm in diameter and 12.84 mm thick. Its simpler dial layout features the blue hour markers and hands along with a date window at 3 o’clock.
When I first see this watch, I’m surprised by the appearance. Hublot MP-05 “LaFerrari” Ferrari is one of the latest novelties from the much-maligned watchmaker. The concept of the MP-05 “LaFerrari”, as the name suggests, is based on the LaFerrari sports car. In fact, it is part of a collaboration with the Maranello-based carmaker. At the first glance, things are definitely looking good.With its hybrid engine containing a 6.2-litre, V12 petrol engine and an electric KERS motor, Ferrari’s £1m F150 “La Ferrari” supercar has 950 horsepower and a top speed of 217mph.
With the use of eleven barrels that intertwine and arranged together in a line, it has managed to achieve a power reserve of 50 days. Yes, you have heard that right. 50 days. That is, coincidentally, a world record as well. Hublot managed to accomplish this feat by transferring the energy from one barrel to another. Now, just a couple of months later, a wristwatch designed to match the look and feel of the LaFerrari has been announced. The Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari was created as a tribute to the LaFerrari, with the Hublot engineers having designed, developed, and produced the timepiece in parallel with the car. The face is made from sapphire crystal, shaped to be reminiscent of the car’s outline. The case and buckle are crafted from black PVD titanium, with the strap being made from rubber.
The incredible watch also features a suspended vertical tourbillon, which is proudly displayed via the window at the 6 o’clock position of the watch. Time is displayed via the drums that are displayed at the top left and right corner of the watch. The two drums on the right features the hour and minute display, while the two drums on the indicates the power reserve and the second display. The numerals and indices in each drums are also coated with SuperLuminova to improve legibility in the dark. High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail.
That original model, limited to 20 examples costing £225,000, is now followed by a version being launched at Baselworld, which takes the idea of showing off the “engine” of one’s watch even further: it has an entirely see-through case made from seven parts, each machined from a solid block of sapphire crystal.
With a price tag of SFr500,000 ($500,000), the MP-05 La Ferrari Sapphire — 45.8mm long, 39.5mm wide and 15.3mm thick (very thick indeed) — could not be described as understated, practical or cheap. Which, on reflection, makes it the ideal horological companion for the car.The Hublot MP-05 “LaFerrari” comes in two main variants: either in microblasted titanium or microblasted black PVD titanium. Each variant is limited to 50 pieces, and they are priced at SGD 585,300 each (excluding the diamonds).The MP-05 LaFerrari features a 50-day power reserve, which is a world record for a hand-wound Tourbillon wristwatch. Only 50 of these limited-edition watches are being made, making it more exclusive than the LaFerrari car itself, of which there will be 499 made.