Whether watches are just mere accessories that can show off your status or they still pose an importance in a society full of gadgets is up to you to decide; however, the Perrelet Regulator Retrograde seems to be a combination of both, making an amazing contrast with other high end watches that can be found nowadays.
The name of the company comes from Abraham Louis Perrelet who was a renowned Swiss horologist that invented the self-winding mechanism in 1770 for pocket watches. So the watches made by the company are actually using a modified version of the original movement, which is now called automatic. The version uses a spinning rotor visible through the dial side of the watch.
The Perrelet Regulator Retrograde is a watch that has achieved a lot of praise for the way it looks and the technology used behind it. It seems that the watch uses a mix of complications that is unique in the high end watch world. It features a retrograde hour display, with regulator style separation between the hour, minutes and seconds but also a periphery style date display. Actually these turbine watches that feature a visible spinning rotor are the trademark of Perrelet watches and the reason why people choose them. This makes for an interesting style great for grabbing people’s attention to this superb watch. This particular model is in gold and has a case that measures 42 mm; there’s also a cheaper version in steel and a more casual-sporty version that comes in titanium and it’s a bit larger, measuring 43.5mm. This model doesn’t only have gold on the case, but also on the dial and comes with a pretty high price of over 20 000 dollars.
The watch is water resistant for up to 50 meters, features the P-221 movement and has a sapphire crystal for the back and front of the case. The bracelet is an alligator leather model that is perfect for elegant attire.
Whether you want a watch that has modern mechanism or you want one that looks elegant enough but not too old, you can have them both combined in this superb watch.
If you are looking for precise movement and a high end company that produces quality timepieces, Montblanc is the company that would probably suit your needs. One of their most famous watches is the Montblanc’s Regulateur.
A precise movement watch has always been created for more purposes than just reading time; actually, the first watches and the first modern technologies when it came to time telling were created with specific purposes in mind for professionals. For example, captains, aviators and other people who needed accurate measuring were the first clients that wore watches with famous amazingly accurate mechanisms. Throughout time, these mechanisms were available for the general population and there were even watches created as tribute to those professional adventurers. The Montblanc watch is known to have paid tribute to the early navigational timepieces by creating the watch known as the Régulateur Nautique. The watch was the famous piece of the Villeret 1858 collection with only 8 exclusively limited sets produced.
When you first take a look at this watch you will notice how the elements give interesting insights of various key points in the history of navigation. The regulator dial comes with a central minute hand and a separate hours sub dial at 12 o’clock; it also has a different display of seconds that has been considered to be a tribute to the regulator pendulum clocks that were used in harbormasters’ offices in ports. The dial comes with eight indicators showing two different time zones: home and local time. It also displays day and night and comes with a chronograph a 30 minute counter, small seconds and a combined power reserve and winding zone display. The latter are a homage the depths and shallows in the sea. Also, the watch comes with a skeletonized hour hand inside a small hour circle at 12 o’clock underneath another hour indicates the vessel’s home time.
The watch has a 43 mm case that comes with the usual non-reflective sapphire window on front and back. There are two models available, one in rose gold and the other, presented here, with white gold and a marine theme with leather strap.
The Glashütte Pano Matic collection is one of the most popular created by the brand. The watches are not just great to look at, but they also feature outstanding mechanisms such as the GUB 90-04 automatic with 28,800 vph and 47 jewels. This is improved by the incabloc shock absorption and the duplex swan’s neck regulator and skeletonized rotor. The design also incorporates a central time display with various minimalistic touches that make the watch even more stylish.
But when it comes to design people shouldn’t expect the watch to be imposing as it features an average 39mm diameter, which is what most people feel it would look good on their hand. This particular model comes with a stainless steel case; however, other models come with case and other elements like the screws that are made with 18 karat gold. Also the watch features a non-reflective sapphire resistant glass in front and back. It comes with the usual functions such as hours, minutes, seconds, date and power reserve; also, the date is shown in the lower right portion of the watch and moves in conjunction with the 24hour sub dial. With its polished surfaces, the dial becomes more and more attention grabbing, culminating with the satin finished elements. Even the polished hour and minute circle is extremely nicely fitted in the design and the small seconds sub dial beautifully inserts itself into the line of the main dial creating a unique style in the inner area. There’s no doubt that this watch makes a great visual impact and definitely adds value to the outfit and a certain social status to its wearer.
The case of the watch is attached to an extremely comfortable and good looking bracelet that makes the watch a worthy accessory for both casual and elegant attire. Also, the steel bracelet is simple enough not to grab the attention from this beautiful accessory. If you want a watch that is elegant and has a unique and special touch to it without being too edgy, the Glashütte Pano Matic in steel might be the perfect candidate with its great precision and style.
The collaboration between Hublot and Ferrari lead to the creation of a new amazing watch collection. The Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Magic Gold is one of the limited edition watches part of that collection and undoubtedly a marketing success, with people all over the world wanting one. A carbon made case with sapphire glass within a King Gold model that comes with black ceramic and carbon fiber, all these are probably reasons why this watch was considered so awesome. Besides that the watch comes in two variants, the Magic Gold and the Titanium. Here we will talk about the Magic Gold edition that only had 500 pieces made. This was the world’s first scratch-resistant 18K gold watch. This timepiece features the prancing horse from Ferrari on the dial and also the “Ferrari” emblazoned chrono pushers with a five-spoke wheel design for the rotor. And when it comes to the movement, the watch has the popular Hublot in-house UNICO series with the Hub1241 UNICO flyback column-wheel chronograph.
Several watch companies have impeccable standards, use the best materials available and have a tradition of excellence. They produce amazing time pieces that are passed down and treasured by generations to come. Then there are watch companies that do all that and simply have that extra something to make them classics; that takes them one step forward and make them a statement, a benchmark of human excellence. The Girard-Perregaux Chronograph has all the levels of manufacturing excellence, plus that extra bit of character to make it a classic watch.
Often enough classic is confused with antiquated. However, in its case the Girard-Perregaux Chronograph doesn’t only use the latest technologies available but the manufacturing process that creates the ceramic case is extremely complex and intricate. The case starts off as a ceramic powder made mostly out of zirconium oxide. It is then mixed with an array of polymers and baked in a 1500 degree Celsius oven until the hard, smooth perfect case is obtained. It isn’t only hard but also proves to be quite resistant to wear and tear while being light and hypoallergenic for those with a predisposition to certain rashes.
Finding the serial number on a Rolex is critical to verifying its authenticity. Before purchasing a Rolex, you should always look at the serial number and compare it to that on any paperwork you are given with the watch to be sure that all is in order. Further, you should know the model number to be sure that the watch you buy is the one you believe you are getting. Many models of Rolex look very similar but they are actually different models.
However, the model and serial numbers are not simply printed on the back of a Rolex. You must know how to locate them and how to open up the wrist band connectors on your watch to find these important numbers. It is also important to know how to reassemble your Rolex after locating these numbers.
A beautiful watch fit for people with exquisite taste, the Girard Perregaux Chrono Hawk is definitely something to wish for. Although this collection dates from the 40’s it managed to have a new 21 century look in this remade version. The watch features a chronograph and it seems that the brand managed to get more attention to sports watches too.
Although this watch features a classic look, it’s definitely a modern improvement to the old watch and certainly to the Girard-Perregax watches, creating a whole new market for their products and perhaps attracting younger customers. This watch series definitely focuses a lot on getting more resistant and rougher watches and it probably managed to do so in a very high end way.
The talented watchmaker Frank Muller was a specialist in Haute Horlogerie and together with Vartan Sirmakes he became well known by creating hundreds of watches that stand proof of his talent. Here, Frank Muller is honored with this beautiful Giga Tourbillon Round Skeleton, a watch created for the 2012 World Presentation of haute Horlogerie.
This absolutely stunning timepiece definitely became one of the most notable works and the big tourbillon will make this watch pleasant to look at and definitely unique. It comes with symmetrical skeletonization and a beautiful dial finish and movement that will completely set it apart from other watches out there. Also, the watch has a 10 day power reserve that is offered by the 16mm barrels, yet another amazing aspect of it.
The Royal Oak Offshore Series form Audemers Piguet has been having a lot of success, and there are many people who aren’t necessarily watch connoisseurs that know about this collection. Apparently it was so famous and so magazines wrote about it, that it became a very mainstream topic. This collection is a remade version of the Offshore collection that was created in 1992, a collection that featured big and a bit rough looking watches. The Royal Offshore takes that collection and makes sure that the original watches are taken and recreated in a more wearable manner with smaller shapes and more delicate lines.
Audemars Piguet managed to impress everyone by coming out with this lovely Arnold Schwarzenegger watch, apparently a watch that was made in limited edition for him. The series also included T3 and End of Days as watches so everybody who was a fan or simply liked the design was allowed to buy these pieces. However, this series, called The Legacy is very limited as it only contains about 1,500 watches, so if you want one, you should probably hurry. Another interesting thing about these watches is the fact that the money will be going to a charity foundation so it’s definitely a good thing to buy a watch if you want to help. Also, let’s not forget the fact that being a limited edition, this watch will have a better and better value in time, so don’t see it as just buying an accessory, see it as an investment.