franck muller thunderbolt tourbillon

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Last week, at the World Presentation of Haute Horlogerie de climb International of Monaco, Franck Muller has presented a number of exciting products.
Among them he stood out the FM Calibre 2025T with the fastest exhaust the world.
Appointed Franck Muller Tourbillon Thunderbolt, looks like the mechanical watch hand-wound with tourbillon with a revolution every 5 seconds on bearing ceramic balls, or as many as 12 revolutions per minute against the traditional lap in 60 seconds.
The patented exhaust by Franck Muller, with fixed and yet overthrown escapement, took more than three years of development.
The 231 parts that make up the movement, are contained in a Courvex cash.
The FM caliber 2025T has a frequency of 21,600 a / h and has been developed in house by Maestro Pierre-Michael Golay together with the replica Franck Muller team.

This system consumes less energy than a traditional tourbillon and accelerated the tourbillon movement has major effects.
The movement is meticulously finished by hand with pearly, bevels and engravings.
For those who are familiar with the collections of Frank Muller, this watch is smaller than the Giga Tourbillon and costs about $ 25,000 less.
The production will be limited depending on the complexity of realization.

Franck Muller Replica Bangard Gravity

Franck Muller replica presents a new masterpiece by the sporty lines and offering dramatic advances applied by one of the most popular complications by collectors, with a touch of personality of the home, which ultimately stands for “large” of the mechanical parts.

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This is the Franck Muller Vangard Gravity, a tourbillon with an aluminum structure.
On the dial, the unmistakable opening to 6, leaving exposed the large elliptical opening of 21.2 mm. of diameter to thickness is 7.7.
The rotation of the tourbillon cage, covers a canonical time of 60 seconds and is suspended in the air by a large deck with 4 arms that will be available in 6 colors.
Inside the cage in black aluminum, a large balance wheel 14 mm. in diameter positioned eccentrically and with a rate of 28,800 a / h (or 18,000. It is not yet been declared).
The power reserve is 42 hours.

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The case is quite long 53.70 mm. for 44 of width.
The thickness is 12.8 mm.
Made of titanium, it can have a white or rose gold plating to 18 carats.

For the watch, you can choose from a variety of finishes ranging from the fabric combined with crocodile trim with rubber inside.

Cheap Patek philippe calatrava 5227

It ‘hard to disentangle the many innovations of the 2013 Basel salon.
In this year of crisis, the Maison seem to have spent countless efforts to attract new and old customers by inventing new and more extreme lines, more and more technological materials, losing sight of the true essence of watchmaking, classicism and traditionalism, going meeting in an increasingly aggressive exhibitionism.

Fortunately there are still those who believe the tradition, dicrezione and fine watchmaking.

And ‘the case (in fact, and excuse the pun), Patek Philippe, Maison par excellence, remains true to its roots, with a good evolution that is always one step ahead.

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But let’s get to the news Baselworld 2013.
The novelty is in the more traditional collection. That of Calatrava.
Cheap Patek Philippe presents a new reference, which is characterized by a double bottom that hides from view is the movement, that the hinge of the lid, which hides the view of even the system itself.

The new ref. 5227 has a diameter of 39 mm. and a slightly concave bezel, for a thickness of 9, 24 mm.
So, for a watch of this thick, with cover on the back and concealed zip, you can already talk about technical prowess.

The dial is painted cream, with a basic graphics and applied baton hour markers.
For minutes, they were used small dots in gold.
The dial is protected by a sapphire crystal with a slight curvature.
Even under the cover we find a sapphire crystal case-back.

Once you open the lid of the bottom, you can see the true protagonist:
It is the manufacture caliber Patek Philippe 324SC.

You will immediately notice the large balance Gyromax 4-arm with spiral Spiromax in Silinvar that beats at a rate of 28,800 a / h (4 Hz) which ensures stability and precision (-3 / + 2 sec. A day).
The power reserve is 48 hours.
Of the 213 members, 29 are rubies.
Like all replica Patek Philippe movements, the edges of the bridges are cut and polished to anglage with rounded profile finishes “cote de Genève”, written engraved in gold, and an oscillating weight in solid gold 21-carat finished “cote circulaires” and a large cross of Calatrava.

The water resistance is 30 meters.

The new reference 5227 is available in 18-carat yellow gold, gray or pink (5N).
The strap is black alligator hand-stitched gold shiny white, brown shiny yellow gold, pink gold and dark brown.

Patek philippe 5960/1A

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Among the most eagerly awaited of the Basel International Exhibition, there are definitely watches Patek Philippe.
One in particular stands out among the others: the new Patek Philippe 5960 / 1A Annual Calendar Steel. (Where A stands for the French word “acier” – steel).
It was not only the star of Patek Philippe, but but also of the whole BaselWorld, thanks to the stainless steel case, normally dedicated to Nautilus and Aquanaut line.

The Annual Calendar was launched in 2006 with a platinum case, then followed by the rose gold and boasted a record for home Patek Philippe, thanks to the combination of the automatic unpublished and annual calendar chronograph, with its coaxial counter at 6 the indications of the chronograph minutes and hours.

The new Patek Philippe 5960 / 1A shows a discrete case to be 40.5 mm. in diameter with a glossy finish, the same dedicated to bracelet comprising 5 mesh rows.
New aesthetic is the silver dial with black frames in oxidized steel, which in my opinion appear a bit ‘funeral, but I reserve a final comment only after seeing him live ….
Surely dampen the red appendages somewhat ‘funeral this approach ….

A curiosity that regards the date window at 12, is the first day of the month that is displayed in red, while all the others, are in black.

To animate the 5960 / 1A is already known caliber CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H, equipped with fly-back chronograph, annual calendar, power reserve and day / night display by “spy” at 6 o’clock in the dial chrono.
With a rate of 28,800 a / h (4 Hz), the movement is animated by an oscillating weight in solid gold 21-carat recharging the watch automatically.

The annual schedule is a function that recognizes only from the months of 30 or 31 days, except for the February that requires a manual adjustment.
The correction for the calendar, are at the sides of the case.

The new replica Patek Philippe 5960 1A, which replaces the 5960 gold and platinum, from a cost of 50,000 Euros.

Replica Audemars piguet royal oak perpetuo

The Royal Oak by replica Audemars Piguet is not going to grow old, despite his 43 years.
Born from the Gerald Genta pencil in 1972, today the Royal Oak comes with a new version of the perpetual calendar with the new reference 26574.

Characterized by a chest slightly increased in diameter, which increases from 39 to 41 mm. the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar will be available in steel and rose gold, with navy blue or silver dial, always with decoration “grand tapestry”.

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Thanks to more generous dimensions, increases the visibility of calendar information, making it more readable and easy to understand.
Centrally, together with indications of hours and minutes, adding a new function through a third pointer indicating the current week.

To animate this evergreen, an automatic Audemars Piguet Calibre 5134, an evolution of the 2120 that best fits the size of new cash.
With a frequency of 19,800 a / h, it has a 40-hour reserve.
The monobloc oscillating weight in gold to 22 karat personalized with the logo of the House.
The finishes are excellent, with cote de Genève, bevelling and chamfering.

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Ref. 26574 is priced at 61,100 euros for the steel version, up to 95,700 euros for the version in pink gold.

Cartier id two concept

Cartier has just presented the new Concept Watch Two, which boasts numerous innovations both from a mechanical-lap view that technology.
Since Cartier has decided to become a manufacture in all respects, he has impressed us fabricating 19 new calibres, including a magnificent minute repeater presented at SIHH 2012, becoming one of the most active manufacturers in the world.
On top of this innovation, we find the department ID (ideas and development).

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The climb began in 2009 with the Cartier ID One, the first watch in the world without any lubrication, going against to allegations made by Breguet: “give me ultimate lubricant and give you the perfect watch.”

The result is a watch with two double spring barrels in series with fiberglass springs, boasts a thick, 32-day power reserve.
We also find an escapement with barbell in carbon crystal that does not require lubrication.
The case is a special one-piece transparent white ceramic obtained by vacuum and without screws.
The result is a watch energy efficient, even going against the traditional mechanical watchmaking, he sees a waste of 75% of their stored energy.
In fact, as in the case of the Lange 31, Cartier replica has not used incredibly long springs, but has maximized the efficiency of these, gaining as much as 30% more energy with consumption equal to half, ensuring 32 days of charge in a crate 42 mm.
In fact the charging fiberglass springs, have a surface, which unlike the metal, it causes less friction.
Also they are coated with a polymer devoid of pores that ensures a constant lubrication.
Even the barrel is coated with ADLC, so as not to cause friction.

The transfer of energy to train degl gear, has been redesigned with a “global” architecture, guadagnado the ability to draw the teeth of the smaller gear and efficient.
Furthermore, the gear trains are not more metal, but carbon fiber coated in silicon, which is anti-magnetic, anti-corrosive and incredibly smooth, 60% harder than steel and 70% lighter.
From all this it is expected 1/5 of friction of a traditional clock.

Even the exhaust has technologies that optimize the job.
This fact is built in crystal carbon and realized with the DRIE technology that falls within the tolerance of microns, so as to have a perfect fit between the pieces.
One of the problems that plague the precision of the balance is given by friction with the air.
The energy waste in this case is even 80%.
Cartier watches has solved the problem by putting the case in vacuum, thus eliminating the air and friction with it, bringing a 37% gain.

A summary can be done like this:

30% stored in more energy.
37% reduction in power consumption
500 times in less than air particles inside the case
Tolerances of a micron for many components
5 years of development involving 135 engineers
6 patent applications
32 days of power reserve in 42 mm.
It consumes half of a traditional clock.

This is the future of watchmaking?
Well, Cartier has certainly laid the groundwork for what will be future solutions, anticipating technologies that enable higher performance, giving the material to be studied for a long time throughout the watch industry.

Hubot, Rolex and Omega: summer news.

E’ da qualche settimana che il mondo sembra essersi fermato per un pallone.
I mondiali di calcio hanno distolto l’attenzione da innumerevoli attività, concentrando tutti gli sforzi negli stadi.
Anche nel mondo dell’orologio, l’attenzione si sposta sui prati degli stadi, come Hublot che ha presentato il suo corono FIFA, che da canto suo ha una tecnica di tutto rispetto, con il suo calibro HUB1260 bi-retrogrado progettato e assemblato in casa, ma che è limitato naturalmente ad un pubblico calcistico.
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dall’altra parte Rolex replica presenta la sua nuova spirale “Syloxi”, che prende il nome dai materiali che compongono la spirale stessa: Silicio e ossido di silicio.
La novità sta nella sua composizione, che anche se arrivata dopo Ulysse Nardin (la prima ad introdurre il silicio per le spirali), Patek Philippe, e la Swatch Group con Omega e Breguet, Rolex assicura una formula “definitiva”.
Presentata per la prima volta a Baselworld 2014, la spirale Syloxi è stata applicata ad un movimento Rolex 2236, una nuova generazione di movimenti per orologi da donna che Rolex ha introdotto timidamente quest’anno.
Come mai tutto questo sotto tono?!

Per fortuna c’è Omega che pensa ad un pubblico da spiaggia!
Ebbene si, non ci sono solo i Mondiali di calcio, ma sta arrivando (anzi, è già arrivata!) la bella stagione, e il marketing sogna ancora il pallone….
Omega si porta avanti coi lavori presentando per tempo il nuovo Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial, una splendida riedizione del Semaster del 1957, con nuovi materiali ed un movimento di manifattura Omega 8400 Co-Axial.
Questo orologio unisce tutte le caratteristiche che hanno contraddistinto Omega negli ultimi anni, come appunto lo scappamento coassiale, una spirale in silicio che assicura caratteristiche anti magnetiche da 15 mila Gauss e una lunetta in ceramica nera con scritte in Liquidmetal o Ceragold.

Bene, per noi che del calcio non ci sfiora il pensiero, in questo periodo di sonnolenti novità, riusciamo a scorgere qualche cosa, tra un goal e l’altro.
Nella speranza che le novità siano riservate per la fine dei mondiali, quando tutti ritorneranno dal loro letargo calcistico e rimettano a disposizione la loro attenzione, noi che pensiamo al mare e alla spiaggia, nutriamo speranza che il mercato ci porti un bell’orologio per la vela.

Breitling galactic unitime sleekT

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It’s called Breitling Galactic Unitime SleekT and is animated by a new manufacture movement, novelty regarding the movements without chronograph.
This new movement presents a new system especially easy to use: in fact, just pull out the crown, to move in steps of one hour for both forward and backward, hitting the city of interest.
Another point of interest is linked to the date display, which allows the settings, both forward and back, without the forbidden time problem.

The new Breitling Galactic Unitime is also equipped with an entirely new material (for the Maison) for the composition of the bezel: it is of tungsten carbide.
This material is printed at very high pressure and very high temperature, starting from a base of tungsten powder, which at the end of treatment will be of a hardness no less than five times that of steel, giving a much more scratch resistant surface and shock.

The movement is a Breitling caliber B35 with chronometer certificate COSC, with a frequency of 28,800 a / h for 56 rubies and covered by two patents: one for the charging system and another for adjusting the date window.
The power reserve is 70 hours.
Unfortunately, the movement will not be in sight, but covered by a cap bearing the logo and information on water resistance and chronometer certification.

The stainless steel case measures 44 mm. in diameter, with a water resistance of 100 meters.
The crown is screw, and curved glass with anti-reflective treatment sapphire.

Supplied a Pilot bracelet in steel.

The proposals are versions Breitling replica with black or white dial trophy Antarctic, with inner ring with reference city, large balls for optimum readability and indices with Superluminova treatment.
The depiction of the map of the world on the dial makes this watch not fancy, as might suggest the price close to $ 8,000, but surely, those who travel a lot, will be happy to consider the purchase.