Close-Up: Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch “Dark Side of the Moon”

Since its debut in 1957, Omega’s iconic Speedmaster chronograph, nicknamed “Moonwatch” for its presence on all six NASA lunar missions, sported a tricompax dial arrangement. In 2011, Omega outfitted the Top Swiss Replica Watches UK with a new co-axial movement and bicompax design, both of which are used again in the first Moonwatch with a black ceramic case, unveiled at Baselworld 2013.

The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch “Dark Side of the Moon” derives its name from its black zirconium oxide ceramic dial and matching black ceramic case, which is 44.25 mm in diameter and boasts both brushed and polished finishes. The dial is notable for its applied indices, made of 18k white gold, and the two blackened subdials at 3 o’clock and 6 o’clock. This new bicompax subdial arrangement was first used on the Replica Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Co-Axial Chronograph, the first Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch to contain Omega’s in-house chronograph Caliber 9300. As on that model, the subdial at 3 o’clock serves as both the 12-hour and 60-minute counter, using two hands to display the elapsed time intuitively. The small seconds subdial is at 9 o’clock, and the date is displayed on a window at 6 o’clock, the spot occupied by the elapsed-hours subdial in older models.

The hour and minute hands, as well as the hands on both subdials, are also made of 18k white gold. the central chronograph hand is rhodium-plated and ends in a red tip. For this latest version of its iconic moon watch, Omega has coated the hour, minute and chronograph hands, as well as the two small dots at 12 o’clock, with Super-LumiNova for legibility in the dark. The bezel, also made from polished black ceramic, has the Speedmaster’s familiar tachymeter scale, here inscribed in matte chromium nitride. The chronograph pushers are in polished ceramic. The Rolex Replica Watches for Men, which is water-resistant to 50 meters, has scratch-resistant sapphire crystals in the front and back.

Close-Up: the $150, Swiss-Mechanical Swatch Sistem51

One highlight of Baselworld 2013 was the introduction of Sistem51, a new mechanical Replica Watches UK Online from the Swatch brand. Now the first four Sistem51 models, which first launched in Switzerland, are finally available at U.S. retailers.

There are three main features that make the Sistem51 noteworthy. First, like the original Swatch quartz watches, it has only 51 components, whereas most mechanical 2015 Montblanc Replica Watches UK have upwards of 100. Also like the original Swatch, its assembly is entirely automated. Finally, it will cost just $150.

The four models are Sistem Red, Sistem Blue, Sistem Black and Sistem White. The red and blue models have translucent plastic cases and black silicone straps with accent-color stitching. Their dials are black with a red or blue central seconds hand, respectively. The bezel is in black plastic with white Super-LumiNova hour markers. Through the caseback, a transparent crystal rotor is visible, as well a printed “star-burst” pattern. The Sistem Black has a black leather strap and a different printed pattern on the dial. Its back features a “vortex” pattern. The Sistem White has a more minimalist dial design with brightly colored dots and no hour markers on the bezel or the dial. It comes on a white silicone strap.

Swatch designed the Sistem51 from the ground up: it uses no components from other watches, and the company has applied for 17 patents for its design. Each Replica Watches For UK Sale is constructed on a 20-meter-long assembly line in a clean-room environment, then hermetically sealed. No human intervention is necessary. Even the regulating of the movement, traditionally a time-consuming manual process, is hands-free: a laser adjusts the movement to an accuracy of +/-7 seconds a day.

Harry Winston Midnight Feathers Automatic 42mm

If elegance is the art of refined and tasteful attire, a single accessory is often enough to set just the right tone. For its Latest Replica Watches for UK sale masculine creation, Harry Winston enters a fascinating and unexpected field of expression, intended for men of character with a distinctive style, ready to make a clean break from monotony.

The House of Harry Winston continues its tradition of creating bold timepiece designs through its innovative aesthetic approaches. In 2012, the House played a trailblazing role in the world of watching making, offering an unusual combination of two ancient art forms that did not seem destined to meet and mingle: horology, the infinitely complex art of time measurement; and plumasserie (feather artistry), a rare and almost forgotten craft that expertly conveys the lightness and sophistication of nature through the artistic placement of feathers. The House of Harry Winston made a sensational entrance on the Discount Replica Watches  scene with this majestic offering – a timepiece adorned with feather marquetry.

With the  Midnight Feathers Automatic 42mm,  horological expertise  and the animal inspired craft of plumasserie meet again on a rich new canvas, reminiscent of finely textured fabric, like that used in bespoke tailored suits. Each remige or flight feather is carefully selected, shaped and then placed under a magnifying glass, so as to ensure optimal precision. The resulting marquetry motif plays on alternating colors that impart a vibrant, dynamic rhythm to the dial.

Feather artistry is practiced around the world as a visual representation of unity, and symbol of power, virility and valiance – which explains why it is still found in the hats of certain full-dress uniforms. Harry Winston’s Midnight Feathers Automatic 42mm takes the feather one step further, placing it firmly in the spotlight.

The marquetry adorning this horological masterpiece represents a journey to the outermost frontiers of the animal and plant kingdoms. The intense colors evoke amber- tinted vetiver roots, bulrushes and cedar wood, while the rose gold of the case is the perfect complement to the brown alligator strap.  These warm,  contemporary tones further accentuate the elegance of the timepiece. The slim case features the House’s timeless design, three arches, a tribute to the iconic gates of Harry Winston’s Fifth Avenue salon. The transparent case-back reveals the refined finishes of the mechanical movement driving the hours and minutes functions with impeccable precision. The skeleton oscillating weight, the circular graining, the parabolic Côtes de Genève and the beveled bridges all confirm a proud heritage of Best Breitling Replica Watches excellence.

The Midnight Feathers Automatic 42mm is a singular experience, as each piece is truly one of a kind, due to its unique aesthetic, with each hand-crafted dial naturally varying according to the feather and the touch of the master artisan. The House of Harry Winston remains as dedicated as ever to exploring uncharted territory and opening new horizons in the pursuit of its art.

An eagle and Gérard Depardieu are Cvstos’ passport for Russia

Cvstos saw out 2014 in Moscow, in the company of Gérard Depardieu, for the official presentation of its “Proud to be Russian” watch. The brand hopes to sell between three and four hundred of this new model, which is reserved for the Russian market, over the next five months.

A filmed invitation whose intimidating (according to some) tone ruffled a few feathers. A reception just minutes from Red Square in a newly and extensively renovated luxury hotel. And the presence of brand ambassador Gérard Depardieu in person. Cvstos pulled out all the stops for the launch of its latest collection of Genuine Replica Watches for UK. Titled “Proud to be Russian”, the country’s national crest of a two-headed eagle features prominently on the dial.

As far as media attention is concerned, it was mission accomplished judging by the fifty-plus journalists in attendance… although as well as interest in Cvstos watches, questions revolved around the actor’s love of Russia and the projects, both filmic and gastronomic, he has planned. But that’s all part of the game. Cvstos chief executive Sassoun Sirmakes makes no secret of the fact that he is counting on the actor’s fame to open up the Russian market. “We’re a young brand and we need events such as this to make ourselves known, open points of sale and establish the brand in Russia. The big brands only need make an announcement for everyone to take note.”

A watch for Russians only

The context isn’t easy. The rouble has dropped close to 50% of its value against the euro since the beginning of the year, pushing up watch prices in return, which has done nothing to help business. But the founder of Cvstos is unfazed: this is just one of those things beyond his control. Present on the Russian market for six years now, it’s been just over a year since the brand really stepped up its activity there, with more than encouraging results so far. “Russia is one of our main markets and sales there are doing well,” Sirmakes acknowledges. “Hence why we can enlist the services of a personality such as Gérard Depardieu which, obviously, aren’t free.”

According to the young entrepreneur, the brand also owes its good health to the originality of its timepieces, including “Proud to be Russian” which is sold exclusively in Russia. It has, he says, “a strong emotional charge. You can’t compare it with what other brands are doing. When we sell a chronograph, for example, we know there are countless other chronographs out there. In this case, we’re offering something completely different.” Cvstos is banking on Russians’ strong national sentiment, and has embellished the dial with a sculpted double-headed eagle representing the country’s national emblem. This is exactly in line with the Swiss watchmaker’s strategy. “We want to put these Top Breitling Replica  Watches online on the right wrists,” explains co-founder Antonio Terranova who designs the brand’s watches. “We want to attract people who like the product rather than people who buy a brand.”

Revive Russian watchmaking

The watch comes with the unusual proviso that potential purchasers must be in possession of a Russian Federation passport, “unless a retailer should bend the rules,” intimates Antonio Terranova. A fervent enthusiast of all things Russian, he says the brand has designs in store for the Russian market for the next four years. “There are so many themes to explore, in particular for women. There is also a strong watch and jewellery culture here which has become somewhat dormant, it’s true, but is waiting to express itself.”

The two partners are intent on establishing the brand solidly in the Russian market, and staying close to their clients, and so have even bigger ideas. Under the Soviet Union, watchmaking expertise developed to a level which some experts believe could rival Swiss praxis. With this in mind, Sirmakes and Terranova are on the lookout for a home-grown partner to relaunch Replica Watches For UK Sale production in Russia. “We want to create an entirely Russian product which the public can identify with and, why not, bring about a revival of Russian watchmaking through Switzerland,” says the designer. In the mean time, Gérard Depardieu has promised to give a “Proud to be Russian” watch to his “good friend” Vladimir Putin. In Moscow’s horological circles, it’s said that sales of whichever timepiece the Russian president wears always explode. A form of canonisation for Cvstos and its founders? Answer in the new year, no doubt.