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Devon Tread 2 Replica

I am pleased that Scott Devon considers my opinion valuable enough to run designs by me and ask me questions about the future of his rather cool high-end electromechanical watch brand. As part of this exchange I learned that the highly-anticipated devon Tread 2 replica watch that we saw hands-on on here at Baselworld 2012 was likely to be put on hold. That was distressing to me as the Tread 1 needed a suitable follow-up, in addition to the fact that I liked the Tread 2.
Nevertheless Scott wasn’t happy with the design of the Tread 2 as it was after Baselworld. The project was re-assessed and it was possible that the Tread 2 wasn’t even going to be released. This was despite the fact that Devon had orders for the watches. There was even a possibility that the Tread 2 was going to be skipped in favor of another model.

In the end, the Tread 2 prevailed, but in a new and more distinct form. The case and concept of the Tread 2 has been re-thought. The tonneau-style case comes in steel with DLC black coated versions in a few colors. This time it has a single sapphire crystal and two, not three belts. The idea is for the watch to be smaller, quieter, more wearable, and less expensive. When it comes out soon, the Devon Tread 2 will have a price under $300 (compared to close to $500 for the Tread 1), and I look forward to checking it out.
Getting a message from a brand-rep allowing you to test-drive a watch you’ve been lusting after for about two years is always good news. Getting to do that in the horological hotbed that is Baselworld is even better. Lots of opinions, lots of opportunities to talk about the watch and lots of people wanting to take a look at something everybody knows exists but only few have seen in the metal: a Devon Tread 2. We’ve fully reviewed the Tread 2 “Shining” during the fair and give you the rundown in this extensive coverage.
In terms of traditional watchmaking, Devon doesn’t really fit in any perceivable category and kind off creates its own. It is not an automatic nor a mechanical watch as it is very much battery powered but a very special one at that. The concept first displayed in the rather gargantuan Tread 1 is further developed into the more wearable Tread 2 and comes in many variations so far, including a chocolate delight and a golden nugget.
Despite still being a sizeable watch, the Tread 2 is much more wearable then the Tread 1 is. You do not have to be a bodybuilder, or have “Arnold Schwarzenegger” stamped in your passport to be able to pull off the Tread 2. Obviously, the first iteration of the time-through-belts watch is much more noticeable and thus guaranteed to spark a conversation. It looks radically different from anything else on the market, especially the Steampunk or Exoskeleton versions.
Don’t be fooled by the more modestly shaped and sized Tread 2 though; it is still a magnet for attention, even from seasoned watchmakers. While going through novelties at various brands visited during the fair, and talking to the industry’s heavyweights during Baselworld’s annual Schnitzel Dinner for instance, just about everyone wanted to know more about it. And that is exactly what this watch will do for you, not just from insiders in the watch community but also from people in general. Mind you, it does cut down battery life since they all want to see the belts whirl around.

Features
The most notable features of the Tread 2, or any Devon for that matter, are the belts. Time is indicated through very thin but strong nylon belts that driven by micro-motors. Where the Tread 1 featured four belts (1 for the hours, 2 for the minutes, 1 for the seconds) the Tread 2 features just two. One for the hours, and one for the minutes OR seconds. That’s right, the minute belt can be turned into a seconds belt quite easily.
Besides the time indication, it also features a power mode and a chronograph, both accessible through the articulating crown-lever and integrated pusher. For a seasoned journalist it is tempting to use a common word like “display” to describe this watch but it is better to talk about “settings” actually. In most watches the functions are visible whether they are in use or not, but this is not possible in the Devon. The articulating crown leaver allows the wearer to access all the settings for the watch by simply pushing it up or down accordingly. We go into detail a bit further in this review about the different options.
Regardless of the obvious indications, the replica Devon Tread 2 has one BIG feature that cannot go unnoticed. The movement of the belts is a sight to behold, but happens in the blink of an eye. You really have to enter one of the settings to enjoy the action.

Dial and hands
Basically, there is no real dial and no real hands to show. Time is indicated through the moving belts, as mentioned, but other than an open worked plate to let you know the correct hour and minute (or second) at any given time is the only part that can be described as a dial. For the rest you can simply gaze through the sapphire crystal and see all the components that make up the “engine” of the Tread 2. You can see the actuators rotating the belts after every passed second, minute or hour and you can see the whole unit at work when switching it off.
The belts are made of very light, very strong fiberglass reinforced woven nylon and are only 0.05mm thick. Depending on the model at hand, the belts have white or red numerals on them. The source of the belts is aviation, not unsurprisingly, since they are used in various indications aboard modern airliners.
Despite the lack of hands, the time can be read very intuitively through the cut-out windows hovering over the belts. The horizontal belt displays the hours, and the overlapping vertical belt the minutes or seconds. When powered off, the hour-belt moves to 12, and the minute belt moves to any digit between 1 and 10. When it is at ten, the battery has a full charge and when at zero it is empty. In the chronograph setting, the hours belt move to 12 and jump to 1 after the first minute has passed. The minute-belt turns into a seconds belt and shows time through half-second increments. In total 12 minutes can be measured after which the hours belt will have made a full rotation. You could measure more than 12 minutes, by simply remembering the number of full rotations by the belt.

Case and Strap
The 316L stainless steel case is actually rather light compared to its size and appearance. Total weight comes to a very reasonable 90 grams for a watch this big. You would expect a bit more bulk but it is surprisingly easy to wear. The tonneau shaped case is milled out of a single block of steel, and measures 42mm wide by 44mm tall and 14,5mm thick. It is slightly curved to better fit the wrist, and combined with the unexpected lightness it is comfortable. The case features some nice design cues, which serve a function in some and aesthetics in other. The screws surrounding the crystal fit the engineered look of the Tread 2 perfectly for example. On the other hand, the prongs protruding between the lugs are more of designers’ choice the watch could probably do without to be honest.
The Tread 2 I got to enjoy came on a no-nonsense black leather strap, which was pre-formed and padded and attached to a steel tang and buckle. The pre-formed strap is comfortable to wear, but doesn’t really give you a luxurious feeling. Devon states only to use the best hides possible to attach to their product, but the strap didn’t feel all that impressive. It is however, a nice sturdy strap, which aids the strong design of the watch. It’s just that, somehow, you would expect something a bit more up to par with a 10k watch.

Movement
A more appropriate name for the movement would likely be “engine”. For each belt, micro motors are mounted on a central housing, which makes it look like the movement is floating inside the case. The motors operate in a precise, stepped succession in order to move the belts around. Given the way the movement is mounted, it allows you to see everything in action. You can really see the motors gears turning the belts. On top of the movement, the plate to cover the belts and indicate minutes and hours is screwed in place.
The movement is powered by a lithium-polymer power cell that is wirelessly charged through the caseback. It is able to hold enough power to keep the Tread 2 running for as much as two weeks on a single charge. Reality is however, that during wearing and playing with it, the battery can deplete quite a lot faster. During this review, which involved a lot of playing with the watch, the battery dropped from full to 80% after only the first two days of wearing it. Obviously it was exposed to a lot more abuse than normal.
Precision cut ruby bearings are used in various parts of all Tread movements, cutting down on maintenance and increasing durability. In terms of accuracy, the Tread 2 will only deviate up to half a second a day.
the Devon Tread 2 (and Tread 1) do not cater to everyone’s wishes and yes, it might not be super impressive in terms of traditional watchmaking. But let’s be honest, wouldn’t it be very boring without this vast diversity in the industry? Besides that, the watches from Devon Works remain some of the coolest battery powered watches out there, despite a few drawbacks and concerns. It is provocative, a talking piece, and an entirely unique take on timekeeping, which is a thing to be applauded.

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devon tread 1 replica watch

The unique functionality reinvents the watch, extending far beyond the boundaries of traditional watchmaking. Devon’s movement is a mesmerizing display of patented interwoven time belts that displays hours, minutes, and seconds in a way that’s never been dreamed of before.Tread 1 is the must-have timepiece for the watch enthusiast with a passion for innovation and ingenuity. This engineering masterpiece is the debut timepiece from DEVON. Tread. At the heart of the Tread 1 is an onboard microprocessor, essentially a tiny computer, that controls all of the watch’s functions.
Here it is, hands-on coverage with a close to final production ready prototype of the highly anticipated devon tread 1 replica watch. While it tells the time and is a luxury item, the devon tread 1 replica watch shares very little with the rest of the high-end watch world. Despite the fact that it has plenty of moving parts, this isn’t a mechanical watch in the traditional sense. It uses a micro-controller board, rechargeable battery, and small motors to power the movement, as opposed to being a purely mechanical machine that is spring powered. There are a series of small, micro one-step motors in the movement that pull the treads that indicate the time. The treads are sophisticated reinforced nylon belts that move around the dial in a ballet of synchronized moves. The video should illustrate that well. The Tread 1 is really among the most gadgety watches I have ever had the pleasure of wearing.
I wrote a bit more about it on the Jameslist Blog when it was first announced, but I wanted to wait to get further into it, until after I got my hands on the watch itself for some play time. Size wise it is pretty big. The squarish case is a nice mixture of curves and angles, but its dimensions are hefty. Still, the Tread 1 is surprisingly comfortable to wear. Unlike other large sizes watches with “novel” designs, the Tread 1 is a watch I think I could wear for hours and hours without and discomfort. Part of this has to do with the curved lug structures, and the form fitting, thick rubber strap. The case is in steel, due to have various levels of polish, and the back part of the watch will be DLC (diamond like carbon) coated. This prototype is sans DLC. Crystal over the dial is not sapphire, but rather the same type of polycarbonate that are used for bullet-proof windows. While at this thickness the Devon Tread 1 won’t stop a bullet, it does provide for something a bit more durable on the shatter resistance side than sapphire. Though sapphire would be more scratch resistant. However, a sapphire crystal of this shape would be extremely expensive and difficult to manufacture, significantly upping the price of this watch.
It is a good idea to understand why this watch came into existence. It is the brainchild of Scott Devon, owner of the Devon line of luxury goods. Devon is working to have a full line of clothes, fragrances, and more. There was even the Devon GTX supercar, that may eventually see its way to full production. The two existing cars are beautiful American supercars. The Tread 1 is hopefully the start of an entire new type of luxury watch brand. American in spirit, design, and manufacture. Most of the parts in the Tread 1 watch are made by aerospace part suppliers, and the watch is assembled in Southern California. Almost no one who is supplying parts to the Tread 1 has ever made, or supplied parts to a watch before. This is a new experience for them all, which gives the Tread 1 a look and feel that is unique among the legions of novel European watches that are theoretical competitors. At the same time, while the Tread 1 isn’t a cheap watch, it is far less expensive than other wild looking watches of this type that you’d find coming out of Switzerland. Further, almost all the part in the Tread 1 are made specially for the watch. Save for the small motors and screws…

As a computer and a electronic device with motors, using the watch is a bit different than standard mechanical watches. The movement functions include the hours, minutes, and seconds, as well as a function for indicating the power reserve of the battery. On a full charge, the lithium ion battery should last two weeks. The watch can be “turned off” by pressing in the crown for a few seconds. This stops the treads, but allows the watch to continue telling the time for along time until you turn it back on again. The crown is more like a switch. It is a pushers, and can be moved from left to right like a switch. It doesn’t spin all the way around. When adjusting the time, pushing the crown in one direction adjusts the hours, while pushing it in another direction adjusts the minutes. The final crown will have a nice Devon logo engraved in it by the way.
You’ll find that despite the complexity of the techie looking dial, the time is really easy to read through the proper windows. The tread with the seconds indicators on it is constantly moving horizontally on the lower dial. It makes a noise that sounds like a bionic quartz watch. To make a smaller watch with less power consumption, Devon is also working on a Tread 2 model that only shows the hours and minutes. No release or schedule for completion has been set for the Tread 2 however.
Like all those gimmicky wireless charging pads for you phones, the Tread 1 also uses wireless charging to keep the battery powered. Only here, induction charging makes more sense. There will be a unit built into the watch case that is used for charging the watch. Simply place it down on the charger and let it do its thing. The case itself needs to be plugged in to the wall. Apparently the induction charging system was a pain to engineer, but it seems to work well, and produces a safe and convenient way to charge the watch. Power for the battery only last two weeks because of the large draw of power used up by the constantly moving seconds belt.
As the Tread 1 is closer to a computer than a tradition watch, it is something with software – which can be upgraded. The same place in Southern California that will assemble the watch will also service it. Devon is set up to fully support its customers and service the Tread 1 timepieces when necessary. Enough people are confident in the product that they have some major retail partners, including Tourneau, which will be one of the places you get get a Tread 1 watch in a few months when they are released. Also look for a dedicated Devon boutique to open in Beverly Hills soon.

At $300 the Devon Tread 1 is sort of alone in the the market. Other fancy luxury watches that tell time in unique manners are closer to, or above $100,000. Then again, those are purely mechanical pieces with different types of materials, and manufacturing practices. Can you compare watches that the Devon Tread 1 reminds you of, with the Tread 1? Not really in my opinion. I see the Tread 1 as a luxury gadget that tells the time. Being American, and California grown, it shares more in common personality-wise with luxury sports cars, motorcycles, airplanes, and other modern high performance machines, than say traditional watch making. Not everyone is going to love the Tread 1, but I think it is pretty cool. It will CERTAINLY grab people’s attention, and you’ll be impressed at how it isn’t like all the things you see out of Switzerland – but rather an actually novel timepiece that will make a satisfying addition to any collector’s treasure trove, who is beckoned by the design and technology that Devon has created.

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Richard Mille RM 71-01 replica

VISUAL AND TECHNICAL MAGIC

This collection was created by Cécile Guenat, Creative and Development Director. She met this challenge by overcoming technical obstacles, freeing herself from consensus and establishing a unique and resolutely contemporary style.

The ten variations on the RM 71-01 Automatic Tourbillon Talisman weave together the supreme technicity specific to Richard Mille and the sculptural universe of fine jewellery.
Talisman, a name that evokes nothing less than magical protection. This collection was born from a magnetic alchemy at the intersection of Tribal arts and Art Deco.

‘My work is the fruit of very different influences. In designing this collection, I drew not only on Art Deco, but on the Tribal arts—masks, African sculptures, etc.—whose impact on all great modern and contemporary artists has been enormous. The contrasts, geometry, and sacred character of these objects fascinate me all the more because they prefigured today’s design through the fusion of content and form,’ confides Cécile Guenat. Richard Mille RM 71-01 replica
The gem-set dials mounted at the centre of the movement suggest masks, tiaras, even ritual artefacts. The dials evoke two distinct universes: one more plant-based and the other more urban.

The shape of the dials, already defined by the decision to crown the tourbillon based on the design of the baseplate, left many options for setting and engraving the case. A formal play that extends the lines of the dial to the bezel, the case and the caseback.

Each dial, a mere 0.9 mm in thickness, is hand set with mother-of-pearl, onyx and diamonds. This component is an immense technical challenge because of the many different finishing operations required: sandblasting, polishing, setting… and all this in a very small area arranged on several levels.
Microblasted grade 5 titanium with PVD treatment gives great rigidity to the baseplate, as well as precise surface flatness which is essential for the perfect functioning of the gear train. Bridges are also in grade 5 titanium, microblasted and with black electroplasma treated.

The skeletonised baseplate and bridges have been subjected to intensive and complete validation tests to optimise their resistance capacities.
This type of balance wheel represents the ultimate in innovation. It guarantees greater reliability when subjected to shocks and during movement assembly or disassembly, hence better chronometric results over time. The regulator index is eliminated, and a more accurate and repeatable calibration is possible thanks to 4 small, adjustable weights located directly on the balance.
Richard Mille RM 07-01 Gold Carbon TPT (Photo: Richard Mille) In an evolutionary step, in 2020, Richard Mille unveils Gold Carbon TPT. Melding carbon composite with gold leaf, the offspring of four years of development is a brand-new material boasting a unique lustre. A union of strength and nobility, Gold Carbon TPT has been chosen to clad
Richard Mille introduced its first in-house automatic tourbillon movement in 2018 – and against all expectations, it was housed in a watch made by a woman for women: the RM 71-01. And while this watch is about as technical

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Richard Mille RM 071-02 Replica

The new Richard Mille RM 71-02 replica RM 71-02 Automatic Tourbillon Talisman erupts in coloured stones, drawing on the untamed energy and raw glamour of the 1970s, and the timeless and indomitable freedom this decade represents. These are the years most closely identified with the rise of club culture, the roots of electronic and disco music, and an urban tribe that showed its most brilliant plumage only after sunset. Richard Mille’s Director of Creation and Development Cécile Guenat was inspired by the heightened expression of disco-era individualism, a hyper-realistic synthesis of light, sound and colour that defined slices of 1970s culture such as the throbbing beat of a hit single, the theatrical interiors of Studio 54, glittering lamé and sequin-strewn fashions.
Microblasted grade 5 titanium with PVD treatment lends great rigidity to the baseplate and the bridges, as well as the precise surface flatness essential for perfect functioning of the gear train.

The skeletonised baseplate and bridges were subjected to intensive and complete validation tests to optimise their resistance capacities.
This variable-geometry rotor has been incorporated within the in-house CRMT1 calibre, making it possible to set the rotor according to the owner’s activity level.

The setting is modified by adjusting the two moveable weights into the correct position and fixing them in place with spline screws. The inertia of the movement is increased when the two weights are closer together; the barrel then rewinds more quickly. If the weights are positioned at the extremities of the rotor, the inertia is decreased and the barrel winds more slowly.
This type of balance wheel represents the ultimate in innovation. It guarantees greater reliability when subjected to shocks and during movement assembly or disassembly, hence better chronometric results over time.

The regulator index is eliminated, and a more accurate and repeatable calibration is possible thanks to 4 small, adjustable weights located directly on the balance.
The new RM 71-02 Automatic Tourbillon Talisman collection consists of ten fully gem-set models, each limited to 7 pieces, differing in their assortment of stones, their setting design and the decorative dial plate at their centre. They all contain the self-winding in-house CRMT1 tourbillon calibre with a diamond-set oscillating weight.

The 10 variations on the snow and grain settings bring together different textures, diameters and faceting, achieving freedom of expression all over the front bezel and caseband, whereas the caseback is engraved with matt bands.
The case, crafted in white gold, is composed of 75% gold, 4% silver and a high palladium content of 17% to provide white brilliance.
No less than 44 different stamping operations are required for the three main components of the case (bezel, caseband and caseback). The machine tooling process requires 2 days of adjustment for each component (bezel, caseband and caseback). The empty case involves over 255 tooling operations and more than 5 hours of glazing and polishing for the final phase. The complex shape of the case is obtained thanks to a 5-axis machine.
Each dial, a mere 0.9 mm in thickness, is handset with ornamentals and coloured stones. This component is an immense technical challenge because of the many different finishing operations required: sandblasting, polishing, setting… and all this in a very small area arranged on several levels. The dials draw on two distinct universes: one more plant-based and the other more urban.
omplementing the RM 71-02 Automatic Tourbillon Talisman collection is a full series of coloured metallic patent leather, embossed with understated botanical motifs at 12 o’clock and geometric motifs at 6 o’clock to set off their jewelled cases.

The design anticipates straps that exhibit two different tonal each, starting with one colour above the case and ending with a contrasting shade. In keeping with the underlying inspiration, the colour contrasts are paired with materials that play on light and texture. In another first in a Richard Mille collection, metallic leather treatment reinforce the impact of the coloured stones, channelling the glamour of 1970s fashion.

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Richard Mille RM 72-01 Replica

Using terms like “entry-level” or “mid-range” always feels a bit disingenuous when discussing Richard Mille, as even the brand’s simplest creations are technically advanced and stratospherically priced. When the time comes to replace one of Richard Mille’s mid-range staples, then, expectations are understandably high. After the recent discontinuation of the cornerstone RM 11 flyback chronograph series, fans of the marque have been left wondering what would replace it in the lineup. Now, Richard Mille has given the world a look at the first iteration of its next-generation manufacture flyback chronograph: the RM 72-01. Released with no shortage of fanfare, including a literal song and dance routine from renowned composer Thomas Roussel, choreographer Benjamin Millepied, and the London Symphony Orchestra, the Richard Mille RM 72-01 Lifestyle In-House Chronograph maintains the brand’s signature look while debuting some truly groundbreaking horological innovations.
The RM 72-01 maintains the brand’s signature curved tonneau case form held together with 20 spline screws, here sized at 38.4mm by 47.3mm. Available in grade 5 titanium, 5N red gold, black ceramic, and white ceramic variants, this familiar form is filled with detailed touches like a rubberized crown topped with a detailed red gold and black ceramic signature, along with aggressive pentagonal pushers made from a mix of red gold and black ceramic for a dramatic visual highlight. As with all Richard Mille models, the RM 72-01 offers a wide sapphire display back for an unimpeded view of the new in-house movement within, while maintaining a slightly underwhelming 30-meter water resistance.
Where the case design of the Richard Mille RM 72-01 feels familiar to the brand’s signature look, the dial design innovates the skeletal Richard Mille style into new and expressive forms. Abandoning the traditional 3-6-9 o’clock three register layout of the RM 11 series chronographs, the RM 72-01 instead places its subdials at 1 o’clock, 5 o’clock, and a small seconds at 9 o’clock. The result, coupled with the sweeping curves of the titanium skeleton dial bridges, looks alien, almost biological in design. The futuristic rose gold dauphine hands feel almost like thorns in this context, supported by arrow tipped chronograph and small seconds hands that have been color-coded for visual drama as much as easy reference at a glance. Three bold applied Arabic numerals at 11 o’clock, 3 o’clock, and 8 o’clock help to solidify this unorthodox, organic sense of symmetry, accented by a vertical skeleton date window at 5 o’clock.
The real gem of the Richard Mille RM 72-01, however, is the movement. Richard Mille has developed an all-new manufacture movement for this series, the Calibre CRMC1 automatic flyback chronograph movement. The titanium Calibre CRMC1 is a testbed for several advancements in horology, most notably Richard Mille’s patented new oscillating pinion chronograph coupling system. By connecting the traditional column wheel engaging mechanism to a series of two oscillating pinions connected to rockers, all three chronograph hands receive torque directly from the mainspring barrel, rather than routing this energy through the base movement. The result is that timekeeping for the base movement is completely unaffected by the use of the chronograph, and the movement’s 50-hour power reserve at a 28,800 bph beat rate remains steady regardless of chronograph usage. In addition, the Calibre CRMC1 boasts a shock-resistant free-sprung balance, a compact bidirectional platinum winding rotor, and a faster rotating mainspring barrel that completes its cycle once every five hours for smoother power delivery and reduced internal mainspring adhesion. Of course, the skeletonized bridges and plates featuring micro-blasted surfaces and hand-polished chamfers are a visual spectacle as much as a mechanical one. Like most of the brand’s models, Richard Mille pairs the RM 72-01 with an integrated tapering rubber strap, in either black or white.
While the aggressive bio-futuristic look may not be for everyone, the sheer mechanical prowess of the Richard Mille RM 72-01 is undeniably impressive as the brand moves forward into a new decade. The Richard Mille RM 72-01 Lifestyle In-House Chronograph is available now through authorized dealers,

Time can be controlled and ordered according to aspirations. A reflection of the soul, the act of creation is born from a powerful desire for renewal and an exploration of places hitherto unknown .

Maintaining the rhythm, creating a singularly personal tempo, that is Richard Mille, the ultimate virtuoso of movement, reinventing itself with each new creation, performing its own choreography, and never dancing to that of another.

The RM 72-01 Lifestyle Automatic Chronograph now sees the light of day. Whilst adopting all the design codes of its time, it also embodies and synthesises the know-how accumulated by Richard Mille over the last 20 years. Singular, yet timeless, and equipped with the brand’s first in-house chronograph featuring a patented design, it provides perfect harmony, weaving together tradition and modernity.

This new type of flyback chronograph, patented by Richard Mille, splitting the torque generated across the chronograph’s various counters. The display and the connection to the minutes and hours are thus disengaged from the chronograph’s seconds wheel. The performance of this chronograph is superlative. Drawing power directly from the barrel to supply the chronograph’s three counters, the enhanced energy is transmitted to the chronograph train by a coupling system consisting of two oscillating pinions mounted on rockers, controlling the start, stop, flyback and reset functions.
The rockers are activated by a 6-column wheel whose construction optimises the simultaneity of actions and the proper latching of functions, whilst ensuring the longevity of the settings.

This invention constitutes a major advancement in the calculation of times. Less sensitive to disturbance and less voluminous than standard mechanisms, the disassociation of the chronograph function from daily time measurement means that the rate of the base movement is entirely unaffected when the chronograph is activated.

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Longines Legend Diver Watch

The Longines Weems Second-Setting Watch, a tribute to the navigation system devised by Captain Philip van Horn Weems, and the Longines Twenty-Four Hours, a re-issue of a watch designed especially for Swissair pilots in the 1950s, also feature among the stars of the Heritage models. Print informations Download instructions Longines Legend Diver Replica Watch
Time and Watches Tuesday, 3 November 2020 Longines presented two new versions of its successful Legend Diver, a reissue of a 1960s diving watch of the brand. Available in Italy as a world premiere, the new models are characterised by blue and brown dials that darken to a subtly gradated black toward the outside.
Before diving into the actual feeling of wearing the watch, let’s understand the roots of “my” model, the Longines Legend Diver reference L3-674-4, also known as the “LLD” among its numerous enthusiasts. It all started in the late 1950s with the Longines Nautilus Skin Diver.
The Legend Diver has been a cornerstone of the brand’s lineup ever since, and despite its status as a potential spearhead for the entire retro diver movement Longines has never intersected the Legend Diver with the other popular modern dive watch trend of bronze case material.
Another example is the watch that I review here, the Longines Legend Diver. Approximately 50 years ago, Longines had a very similar diver watch, with an automatic caliber 290 Longines movement inside. This 42-mm Longines Diver watch had dimensions that are similar to the current Longines Legend Diver watch.
Discover the Longines Legend Diver Watch L3.774.1.50.2 bronze with titanium case back watch for men combining timeless elegance and the watchmaking expertise of Longines
Before diving into the actual feeling of wearing the watch, let’s understand the roots of “my” model, the Longines Legend Diver reference L3-674-4, also known as the “LLD” among its numerous enthusiasts. It all started in the late 1950s with the Longines Nautilus Skin Diver.
It all started in the late 1950s with the Longines Nautilus Skin Diver. The name is pretty self-explanatory, and shows that Longines was already tackling the rapidly expanding market for dive watches. They quickly doubled down in the early 1960s with the release of a bigger dive watch – the reference 7042 pictured above.
It all started in the late 1950s with the Longines Nautilus Skin Diver. The name is pretty self-explanatory, and shows that Longines was already tackling the rapidly expanding market for dive watches.

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Longines Heritage Classic

Longines is on fire with its Longines Heritage collection… No doubt about that. After the delightful Classic Sector Dial, the Military 1938, the Heritage Military and many, many more watches paying tribute to the brand’s past, today there is a new collection that will make quite an entrance. Inspired by the 1940s, with two-tone sector dials (hence the ‘Tuxedo’ name), great proportions, powerful movements and, let’s be honest, a very attractive look, here’s the new Longines Heritage Classic Tuxedo Collection, with small seconds and chronograph watches.
Founded in 1832, Longines is one of the oldest brands of the Swiss watch industry still in activity. As such, you can imagine that its heritage collection is wide and constitutes an immense source of inspiration for today’s designers – we can’t really blame them since the market wants vintage-inspired watches and Longines is certainly very good at it.
Following many successful models that paid homage to past models, such as early diving instruments or military pieces, the brand now looks at another angle with civilian watches from the 1940s; the so-called ‘Tuxedo’ watches due to their combination of white and black colours. In 2020, the brand resurrects two models, illustrated above, a small seconds watch from 1945 – with some military design clues (hands and case, for instance) – as well as a chronograph from 1943 – with a classic two-tone layout, Art Deco Arabic numerals and a sectorized layout.
These two watches are now reissued with a faithful and very attractive design, modernized dimensions (but not too much), powerful modern automatic movements and multiple details that will certainly appeal to vintage lovers. This new collection for 2020 is named ‘Longines Heritage Classic Tuxedo’ and comprises two models that we’ll look at more closely below – both similar and different at the same time.

The Longines Heritage Classic Tuxedo Small Seconds
The first model in this line is a classic, elegant, old-school watch with small seconds and a bit of ‘Calatrava’ inspiration mixed with hints of a military past – something easy to understand as the original model was produced when Europe was still at war. The case of the Longines Heritage Classic Tuxedo Small Seconds retains the shape of the original model, with elongated lugs, a flat ‘coin-style’ bezel, fully polished surfaces, lug holes and, for the sake of modernity, a diameter of 38.50mm – which, by today’s standards, remains on the smaller side
The dial of this new model is a nod to the original version and plays well with the ‘Tuxedo’ name. It features a silver opaline central sector, with a matte surface, a recessed and snailed small seconds and, two important details, there is neither a date window nor an anachronic mention of an automatic movement on the dial. The outer sector is executed in matte black and features painted Arabic numerals (with a hint of art-deco), which are luminous. The hands are classic batons and filled with Super-LumiNova – slightly cream tinted, but not overly done. The dial is very elegant in layout and colours.
Powering this Longines Heritage Classic Tuxedo Small Seconds is a modern proprietary automatic movement, Calibre L893, an evolution of the classic ETA architecture. This revised version features an anti-magnetic silicon hairspring and an improved kinetic chain to increase the power reserve – the frequency has been reduced at 25,200vph and the power reserve is now 64 hours. The movement is hidden under a closed steel caseback.
The second watch in this Longines Heritage Classic Tuxedo is a handsome chronograph with all the codes of the 1940s: bi-compax layout; coin-style case; rectangular pushers; two-tone sector dial; and multiple tracks on the dial to make it both elegant and functional. The case of the Tuxedo Chronograph measures 40mm in diameter, again on the smaller side for a modern watch, and is topped by a box-shaped sapphire crystal. Its finishing is slightly different from the 3-hand model, as the bezel is brushed and overall, the shape is a bit more angular – faithful to the historical model above.
Once again, the dial of the Longines Heritage Classic Tuxedo Chronograph is a nod to the past with a silver opaline central sector and recessed sub-counters (also opaline). The hour chapter ring is executed in black with thin Art Deco-style Arabic numerals and the dial is framed by a tachymeter scale. Compared to the small seconds version, the hands are different on this model. First, the hours and minutes are indicated by rhodium-plated leaf hands. Second, all the chronograph indications are displayed thanks to elegant blued hands. Finally, the dial of this version doesn’t feature luminous elements. Again, no date or ‘automatic’ printing on the dial.
Under the closed steel caseback is a well-known movement, the Calibre L895 – based on the brand’s calibre L888 (ETA A31) with an ETA-produced chronograph module. This automatic chronograph movement with modular architecture was specifically developed for Longines’ Heritage collection and its bi-compax layout. The updates concern the hairspring, now in silicon, and a comfortable power reserve of 54 hours.

Longines combines the original aesthetics of its most remarkable historic models with the most modern watchmaking techniques. Heritage pieces are a tribute to the innovative spirit that has driven Longines’ watchmakers from the outset, when the brand accompanied many pioneers in their adventures in the air, on land and underwater.

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak TOURBILLON

When Audemars Piguet unveiled the Royal Oak in 1972, luxury timepieces were usually small and made of gold, but the brand broke these rules, forever defying with conventions, with this first luxury sports timepiece honed from steel. Its powerful look ushered in a revolutionary avant-garde style, that has since become its trademark.
Audemars Piguet released its first ever Royal Oak model with a flying tourbillon. Rather than being supported by a bridge on the dial side and a bridge on the movement side, the flying tourbillon is cantilevered, i.e. is only secured to the plate on one side so offering an unobstructed view of the mechanism on the other side.
A couple of years ago, Audemars Piguet debuted the Royal Oak Extra-Thin Tourbillon, and it came with a unique sunburst tapisserie dial that changed the look of the watch dramatically. For 2020, Audemars Piguet brings back that sunburst tapisserie dial now with the flying tourbillon.
Audemars Piguet can look back on a long history of high horology and sophisticated complications, and for its latest feat in this arena the manufacture has installed a flying tourbillon, for the first time, into its flagship Royal Oak Selfwinding collection. The new Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon, comprising three distinctive models, incorporates the recently developed Caliber 2950
This year, however, the Swiss outfit is introducing its first-ever Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon. Since the Royal Oak is an established member of the Audemars Piguet family, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out
A couple of years ago, Audemars Piguet debuted the Royal Oak Extra-Thin Tourbillon, and it came with a unique sunburst tapisserie dial that changed the look of the watch dramatically. For 2020, Audemars Piguet brings back that sunburst tapisserie dial now with the flying tourbillon.
Audemars Piguet debuts a brand new Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon 41mm, available in 3 versions, including a titanium edition. In the current Royal Oak collection, there is already a tourbillon model, however, this interpretation of the Royal Oak is hand-wound, features an ultra-thin movement and its tourbillon cage has a classic architecture, with bridges front and back.
The new Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon presents an applied 24-carat gold Audemars Piguet signature—a first in the Royal Oak collection. Made of thin layers of gold, it is achieved through a chemical process akin to 3D printing known as galvanic growth. Each letter is connected with thin links almost invisible to the eye.
Audemars Piguet has unveiled its first ever self-winding Royal Oak with a flying tourbillon. There are three models in the range of 41mm watches that have cases, bezels and integrated bracelets in stainless steel with a smoked blue tapisserie dial; titanium with sandblasted slate grey dial; and 18ct pink gold with a smoked grey sunburst tapisserie dial.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, in addition to being one of the most emblematic watches on the market, the watch that created the luxury sports watch category and one of the hottest pieces currently for sale, it has always been a playfield for Audemars Piguet, bringing most possible complications in its octagonal case.Certainly, the tourbillon is no stranger to the RO
For the occasion, the Manufacture launches three 41 mm references in stainless steel, titanium and 18-carat pink gold, all complemented with a refined dial design. The full titanium reference presents an innovative dial design. An elegant sandblasted slate grey dial, with snailing in periphery, offers an alternative to the Royal Oak’s trademark “Tapisserie” pattern.
The tourbillon regulator first found its way into the Royal Oak in 1997, with what was then a novel automatic movement with a hammer winding mechanism. Audemars Piguet has just announced the Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon 41 mm , a nod to the 1997 original, but with a twist – it’s the first Royal Oak equipped with a flying tourbillon.
The new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon will be available in three different references, but before we look at them in more detail, let’s look at common points. The case for these new models measures 41mm in diameter and is slightly thicker than the aforementioned extra-thin models – at about 11.5mm.
Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Concept line can easily be not just confusing, but confounding when you first come across it.The case shape is so alien … who is it even made for? When the first Concept was released in 2002, it more resembled a piece of lab equipment from a sci-fi movie than a watch, which is a topic Andrew discussed with Michael Friedman,

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept

Audemars Piguet unveiled its first “Concept” timepiece in 2002 to commemorate the 30-year anniversary of its original luxury steel timepiece, with an extremely strong Alacrite 60 case and a dial-less finish, displaying the intricate movement it houses. The revolutionary aesthetic lines of this piece can be found throughout the range, where the movement
Audemars Piguet debuts a brand new Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon 41mm, available in 3 versions, including a titanium edition.. In the current Royal Oak collection, there is already a tourbillon model. Yet, this iteration of the RO is hand-wound, features an ultra-thin movement and its tourbillon cage has a classic architecture, with bridges front and back.
The first Royal Oak Concept selfwinding model since the collection’s introduction in 2002. It brings together an ingeniously designed chronograph mechanism, a visible peripheral oscillating weight in platinum, a highly crafted, hand finished movement and pioneering case aesthetics.
The firm would eventually be named Audemars Piguet Renaud & Papi (APRP) when the brand acquired the remaining stake in 2000. Part of the magic of the Royal Oak Concept and its calibre is the way in which it displays the movement’s workings without being overbearing, showing a selection of the gears that run the calibre without feeling cluttered.
Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Concept line can easily be not just confusing, but confounding when you first come across it.The case shape is so alien … who is it even made for? When the first Concept was released in 2002, it more resembled a piece of lab equipment from a sci-fi movie than a watch, which is a topic Andrew discussed with Michael Friedman, Head of Complications at Audemars Piguet makes it easy to find Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept watches you’re looking for, we feature Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept for sale by dealerships around the world. Our search technology instantly finds Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept for sale from our database of thousands of luxury and exotic watches. Compare prices on Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept
Audemars Piguet debuts a brand new Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon 41mm, available in 3 versions, including a titanium edition.. In the current Royal Oak collection, there is already a tourbillon model. Yet, this iteration of the RO is hand-wound, features an ultra-thin movement and its tourbillon cage has a classic architecture, with bridges front and back. Audemars Piguet continues to experiment with innovative materials and avant-garde aesthetics with its new Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT in shades of blue and grey. Blending titanium and grey ceramic, the case offers a contemporary frame for the openworked movement ticking within. The new Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon presents an applied 24-carat gold Audemars Piguet signature—a first in the Royal Oak collection. Made of thin layers of gold, it is achieved through a chemical process akin to 3D printing known as galvanic growth. Each letter is connected with thin links almost invisible to the eye.
Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet is delighted to introduce its first ever Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon. For the occasion, the Manufacture launches three 41 mm references in stainless steel, titanium and 18-carat pink gold, all complemented with a refined dial design.
Launched by Audemars Piguet in 2002, the Royal Oak Concept collection is a re-imagining of the classic Royal Oak design, giving it an ultra-modern twist.While models in this collection still feature the trademark Royal Oak octagonal case shape, complete with eight screws on the bezel, they feature openwork or skeletonised dials and a larger 44mm case size, in-keeping with modern trends.
Introducing The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon . The Royal Oak takes flight for the first time. James Stacey November 18, 2020 ADVERTISEMENT. Quick Take What originally started in concept form has now hit the mainstream. Audemars Piguet has just announced a 41mm Royal Oak featuring a flying tourbillon,

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Movado is always recognizable

Today leach is the chief marketing officer of Movado replica watch Movado. She appeared in Davos, Switzerland, on the eve of Basel watch show in March.

The snow up to a meter deep makes the town look romantic, and people from all over the world are coming.

The new products of 2019 were also released at the annual meeting.

Davos is a long and narrow area among the mountains of Switzerland. With special climate and high air quality, Davos has been a recuperation resort for respiratory diseases for more than a century.

The German writer Thomas Mann, the Nobel Laureate in literature, has a novel “mountain of demons” set here, not to mention the Davos world economic forum in January every year.

She has made a mark in her calendar, and every Chinese festival, she will urge other markets to prepare marketing plans.

“China is far ahead of European countries in e-commerce and digital payment.” Danni hammer, general manager of China for movanto, said he has been working in China for more than half a year.

“Before I was in charge of the Swiss market, I was mainly responsible for Chinese tourists. Now I go to work in China. I think my guests are almost the same.”

At Movado’s Davos dinner on March 18, the appearance of Amal Clooney caused a small stir.

She spoke very fast, talking about the Iraqi girl she had been supporting. She had escaped from Isis and was the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner.

The topic was serious, and no one even mentioned her star husband, George Clooney.

She was talking to Alexi Lubomirski, an internationally renowned fashion photographer, who produced many of the official photos of Prince Harry’s wedding.

The handsome photographer actually has the status of Prince of a country in Europe.

Starting with Andy Warhol, Movado has been launching artist collaboration series. This year, it is this photographer who will work with him to find inspiration from his passion for vegetarianism and meditation.

He has amazing beauty, but his heart is concerned about the profound issues of human, philosophy and nature. Why did he invite such two celebrities?

Hammer explained that Movado is an American company with many branches in Switzerland, and values are a top issue in the group’s culture.

Speaking of Movado, many people will immediately think of the legendary museum watch: round black dial, no time scale, a gold dot at 12 o’clock, and a slender hour hand.

This watch has been 72 years since its birth, with distinctive features. It is one of the few Swiss clock icon, and has become a synonym of the brand of movanto.

In 1947, Bauhaus style artist Nathan George hawitt designed this watch panel for movanto. The dot on the dial represents the midday sun.

“We don’t know that time is in numerical order, we only know that time is the position of the earth in its orbit around the sun.” He explains the source of creativity in this way.

Howitt is a versatile writer, photographer and sculptor. He also has many titles, the most interesting of which is mushroom Researcher – yes, he has large mushroom plantations in rural America.

This watch without time scale is a model of minimalist pragmatism, which soon became popular in the world.

In 1960, the Museum of modern art in New York chose the Hewitt dial as its permanent collection for the first time, which is the origin of the movado museum series names.

In the following decades, Movado adhered to the tradition and cooperated with avant-garde artists of all ages, leaving behind several classic art watches.

Andy Warhol, Romero Brito, Max bill, Kenny Schaeffer and others have designed watches for Movado artists.

Max Bill’s “bill time” watch and Yakov Agam’s “Rainbow” watch were later collected by museums and art galleries around the world.

More people are fond of talking about Andy Warhol, the father of pop art in America. He designed “time 5” for Movado in 1983. The essence of Warhol’s design is to create with repeated pictures.

The watch is made up of five separate rectangular cases with dials from five black-and-white street views of New York City captured by Warhol.

The watch was launched in 1988 with a limit of 250 yuan. Sometimes people call it a five time zone watch, because each watch is independent and can adjust the time independently.

Over the next 40 years, time 5 became one of the must-have items in the catalogue of art watch collectors. Whenever it appeared on the set, it would attract a lot of competition.

In 2018, the time 5 numbered 84 was sold for $7500 at Sotheby’s New York;

In 2015, Christie’s Geneva spring photo, No. 140, was collected by collectors with 7500 Swiss francs;

In 2007, Christie’s Hong Kong auction, No. 22, was collected for HK $120000

As an artist, Warhol has a lot of cross-border cooperation, but this is the only time that Warhol has worked with a watch brand. https://www.watch4usale.com/