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Things to Consider When Buying a Watch

in New Releases | Monday, December 15. 2014

Things to Consider When Buying a Watch

Purchasing a Time Piece

Buying a new watch can be a thrilling process, especially if you love accessorizing. With so many different choices in styles, choosing the right watch may prove to be difficult. On the other hand, you may have already seen the watch you think is best for you. Whether you have a hard time picking, or are tempted to buy the best looking watch in the first store you encounter, considering these factors may prove to be useful.

Have a Budget

Watches can range from $10 to $1,000,000. Knowing how much you are willing to spend can help you decide on a watch. It is also important to remember that although expensive watches are beautiful, not every beautiful watch is expensive.

The Movement

The movement of a watch refers to the design of the watch’s inner working, or how time is kept with the device. Common movements include digital, automatic, quartz, kinetic, or hand wound. Hand wound is the least common as it requires constant maintenance. Digital are electronic and often don’t have moving parts. Quartz is second to digital in accuracy. Though automatic and kinetic tend to be inaccurate, a higher quality moment will allow for a more accurate watch.

Type of Display

There are two types of displays. The first and most common are called analog watches. This means that it has moving hands to show you the time. The second type is digital watches. These types of watches show the time using numbers displayed on a screen rather than hands. This type is powered by an electronic chip inside the timepiece. 

The Crystals

The material covering the face of the watch is called the crystal. They are made from a variety of materials depending on the brand and style of watch. For example, many digital watches have plastic based crystals and many analog ones have mineral glass-based crystals. All materials used have varying degrees of hardness and some are more scratch resistant than others.

Materials

When buying a watch, you will notice they come in many different materials. Pieces are commonly made form stainless steel, gold, titanium or silver. Though a watch may be advertised as valuable due to its material, the real value of a watch lies within the quality of movement. Therefore, do not let the material of the watch be the leading factor in your decision to buy it.

Bands

Do not rely much on the band of a watch when thinking of buying it, as this is the most easily changed feature. Also, the band has little to do with the value of the watch, just like the material it is made from. If you plan to use the watch in all sort of scenarios, including wet conditions, a metal or synthetic material is a better choice because leather or micro fiber bands do not respond well to water.
  
These few factors are important when choosing the best watch for you, or even as a gift to others. If you are looking for purchase quality watches, then you should check the variety of watches offer by Finest Watches.

Tip for Choosing the Right Timepiece

in New Releases | Wednesday, November 26. 2014

Choosing Watches for Men

A watch is a wonderful gift to get for any special man in your life. Your boyfriend, husband, father, and even grandfather will certainly appreciate a nice wristwatch. After all, a man’s watch says a lot about him. Here are a few tips to help you find the right one.

Price Limit

Before setting out to search for a watch, you should know what your budget is, and what falls under that budget. Least costly watches are about $60 to $200. These include watches with plastic and resin composites or fashion and sport watches. More costly ones are around $300 to $700. These would include stainless steel, leather, titanium and carbon fiber. The most costly ones are $1000 or more and are formal and designers watches. They are also mechanical watches and utilize precious metals for certain features, such as gold-plated or a platinum piece.

Style

Each style of watch comes along with a set of basic rules. Dress or classic watches should be made of gold material, have a plain thin case, and thick markings and hands with lots of tritium. Designer watches should be designed by someone with a world-wide reputation. These watches may sometimes look unusual. Lastly, sports watches are usually large, have bezels with prominent markings, are water resistant to some degree, and generally have thick, luminous hands and markings.

Brand

Before purchasing, you should learn some facts about the watch manufacturer’s reputation. You can do your own research by going online or asking friends or relatives who already own the specific brand you are interested in.

Places to Buy

The most prestigious watch brands are available only in authorized retailers. You can use an internet watch catalogue to choose watches you would like to buy. You can also go to the retailer’s official shop for details and the prices of a watch.

Right Size

The size of a watch has a lot to do with your body structure. If you have a larger structure, you may want to choose watches with large faces. If you have a smaller structure, beware of how larger watches might look on your wrist.

Water Resistance

A watch that is 100 meters deep water resistant will save your watches if they are worn during a workout or if you are caught in a rainstorm.

Life Expectancy

Stainless steel will last longer than leather. The life of mechanical watches can be almost infinite.

Any man in your life will be grateful for the gift of a watch, especially when so much thought is put into buying the right one. Purchase a watch from Finest Watches to show him just how special his is to you.

Bring Out Your Best

in New Releases | Tuesday, October 21. 2014

What’s the right male accessory?
For females, accessories are endless as it is countless, but as a gentleman what do you really have or class as accessory? Some men may say nothing makes a statement like your cellphone, which has now been categorized as a necessity. However, no other accessory speaks more volumes than a man’s wristwatch.

What is my wrist-watch saying about me?
The finishing touch on any man goes beyond those individual items such as a nice shoe and tie that help people draw conclusions about who you are. It is the only item that a man keeps with him always, as well as it is an instant identifier of a man’s position in life. Every other item is easily replaced and destructible but a good watch is eternal.

We can help you make that statement!
Make the right impression, be noticed and be unique. Spend on something that will last you a lifetime and will always have you being remembered as the guy with impeccable taste for the finer things.  At Finest Watches, let us help you to make that social statement you always wanted to make. Call us today at 1-888-313-8463 or visit us online today!

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46mm virtually unscratchable anallergic titanium with DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) case, carbon fiber dial, manual winding tourbillon movement with with regulator, power reserve indicator, and trust index, approximately 120 hours of power reserve, black rubber strap with black titanium DLC finish pin buckle. Water resistant to 100 meters. Clik on the link to purchase this watch. link text

Why Do We Wear Watches?

in News | Wednesday, October 1. 2014

Watches is something worn by one for various reasons. Most people wear them because it is used to tell the time or it symbolizes something special, for example a watch may hold some great meaning. A watch could have been given to them by a loved relative that passed away, or has been passed through generations.

A Source of Expression

A watch also is used simply for fashionable reasons. A pair of earrings or a nice watch can really complete any outfit. It’s also a great source of self-expression. Clothing on a whole can be used by anyone to express themselves. Wearing watches is a way used by many to really let their personalities show.

Choose Finest Watches

So for whatever reason you chose to wear your watch, wear it proudly. At Finest Watches there is something for every occasion guaranteed. We see our clients by appointment only, come on in and get yours today or visit us online and order!

Rolex 2014

in Basel 2014 | Wednesday, October 1. 2014

ROLEX DEEPSEA D-BLUE DIAL
Reference
116660
link text TECHNICAL DATA
MODEL CASE
Oyster, 44 mm, steel
OYSTER ARCHITECTURE
Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown. Rolex Ringlock System case architecture with Helium escape valve
DIAMETER
44 mm
MATERIAL
904L steel, case back in grade 5 titanium
BEZEL
Unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated, scratch-resistant Cerachrom insert in ceramic, numerals and graduations coated in platinum
WINDING CROWN
Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system
CRYSTAL
Domed, 5 mm-thick scratch-resistant sapphire
WATER-RESISTANCE
Waterproof to 3,900 metres / 12,800 feet, helium escape valve
MOVEMENT
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
CALIBRE
3135, Manufacture Rolex
FUNCTIONS
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands. Instantaneous date with rapid setting. Stop-seconds for precise time setting
PRECISION
Officially certified Swiss chronometer (COSC)
OSCILLATOR
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
WINDING
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
BRACELET
Oyster, flat three-piece links
BRACELET MATERIAL
904L steel
CLASP
Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Rolex Glidelock extension system. Fliplock extension link
DIAL
D-blue
DETAILS
Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence





SUBMARINER DATEOyster, 40 mm, steel
Reference
116610LV
MODEL CASE
Oyster, 40 mm, steel
OYSTER ARCHITECTURE
Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
DIAMETER
40 mm
MATERIAL
904L steel
BEZEL
Unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated, scratch-resistant Cerachrom insert in ceramic, numerals and graduations coated in platinum
WINDING CROWN
Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system
CRYSTAL
Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens (2.5x) over the date
WATER-RESISTANCE
Waterproof to 300 metres / 1,000 feet
MOVEMENT
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
CALIBRE
3135, Manufacture Rolex
FUNCTIONS
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands. Instantaneous date with rapid setting. Stop-seconds for precise time setting
PRECISION
Officially certified Swiss chronometer (COSC)
OSCILLATOR
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
WINDING
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
BRACELET
Oyster, flat three-piece links
BRACELET MATERIAL
904L steel
CLASP
Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Rolex Glidelock extension system
DIAL
DIAL
Green
DETAILS
Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence






SEA-DWELLER 4000Oyster, 40 mm, steel
Reference
116600
MODEL CASE
Oyster, 40 mm, steel
OYSTER ARCHITECTURE
Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
DIAMETER
40 mm
MATERIAL
904L steel
BEZEL
Unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated, scratch-resistant Cerachrom insert in ceramic, numerals and graduations coated in platinum
WINDING CROWN
Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system
CRYSTAL
Scratch-resistant sapphire
WATER-RESISTANCE
Waterproof to 1,220 metres / 4,000 feet, helium escape valve
MOVEMENT
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
CALIBRE
3135, Manufacture Rolex
FUNCTIONS
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands. Instantaneous date with rapid setting. Stop-seconds for precise time setting
PRECISION
Officially certified Swiss chronometer (COSC)
OSCILLATOR
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
WINDING
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
BRACELET
Oyster, flat three-piece links
BRACELET MATERIAL
904L steel
CLASP
Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Rolex Glidelock extension system. Fliplock extension link
DIAL
Black
DETAILS
Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence

Two Incredible Rolex Watches with Very Different Styles

The two stunning Rolex watches both made their preview in the year of 2011. Both have a sleek design with 18k white gold that creates an eye catching masterpiece on your wrist.

Rolex Rolex Ladies Masterpiece 80299

watches

At $26,150 stands the Rolex Ladies Masterpiece 80299 equipped with a 26 mm 18k white gold case with fluted bezel. Its style includes a fancy white dial with Roman Numerals and a silver “New Style President Bracelet”. If you’re looking for a smaller, sleek but stylish watch, then this is the watch for you!

Rolex Ladies President 179179

watches

At $49,850, is the Rolex Ladies president 179179 with a beautiful touch of diamonds or Roman hour markers. This stunning watch has 29 mm 18K white gold with a bezel set of 32 diamonds supported by a “Pearlmaster Braclet”. This watch may be the right fit for you if you want a more cute unique approached watch. With its stunning round dial, it’s the perfect add on to your casual look. If you’re looking for something light, this may not be the watch for you.

Whatever you may choose, these two watches will complete the total look of any outfit! Both are eye catching designs and ready to be ordered today!

Basel 2014 Patek Philippe Models

in Basel 2014 | Tuesday, June 24. 2014

5153G-010 - White Gold - Men - Calatrava
TECHNICAL DATA
Mechanical self-winding movement Date in an aperture Center sweep second hand Silvery opaline dial with hand-guilloched center, gold applied hour markers Strap: alligator with square scales, hand-stitched, shiny black Fold-over clasp
Sapphire-crystal case back protected by a hinged dust cover Water resistant to 30 m White gold
Case diameter: 38 mm
MOVEMENT Mechanical self-winding movement 324 S C Date Center sweep Seconds hand Diameter: 27 mm Height: 3.3 mm Jewels: 31 Bridges: 6 Parts: 213 Balance: Gyromax® Vibrations/hour: 28 800 (4 Hz) Power reserve: Min. 35 hours - max. 45 hours Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal

5217P-001 - Platinum - Men - Grand Complications

TECHNICAL DATA
Mechanical manually wound movement Caliber R TO 27 PS QR Chime with two gongs activated by a slide piece in the case Retrograde perpetual calendar Day, month, leap year in apertures Moon phases Seconds subdial Bezel and lugs set with 56 baguette diamonds (~3.54 ct) Black lacquered dial, diamond hour markers Strap: alligator with square scales, hand-stitched, shiny black Fold-over clasp set with 22 baguette diamonds (~0.97 ct) Interchangeable full back and sapphire-crystal case back Platinum Case diameter: 39.5 mm
MOVEMENT Mechanical manually wound movement Caliber R TO 27 PS QR Minute repeater, tourbillon escapement Third wheel in gold Perpetual calendar with retrograde date hand Day, month, leap year in apertures Moon phases Caliber RTO 27 PS QR Seconds sub-dial Minute repeater with tourbillon escapement Diameter: 28 mm Height: 8.61 mm Jewels: 28 Bridges: 13 Parts: 506 Balance: Gyromax® Vibrations/hour: 21 600 (3 Hz) Power reserve: Min. 38 hours - max. 48 hours Spiral: Breguet Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal



4895R-001 - Rose Gold - Ladies - Calatrava


TECHNICAL DATA Mechanical manually wound movement Caliber 215 Case set with 162 baguette diamonds (~5.62 ct) set in an elegant draped pattern Black lacquered dial, gold applied hour markers Strap: alligator with square scales, seamless, shiny black Prong buckle set with 20 baguette diamonds (~0.72 ct) Sapphire-crystal case back Rose gold Case diameter: 34 mm
MOVEMENT Mechanical manually wound movement Caliber 215 Diameter: 21.9 mm Height: 2.55 mm Jewels: 18 Bridges: 5 Parts: 130 Balance: Gyromax® Vibrations/hour: 28 800 (4 Hz) Power reserve: Min. 44 hours Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal


4968G-010 - White Gold - Ladies - Complications

TECHNICAL DATA Mechanical manually wound movement Caliber 215 PS LU Moon phases, seconds subdial Bezel and case set with 273 graduated size diamonds in a spiral (~2.12 ct) Dial: white mother-of-pearl, engraved spiral decoration, gold applied ruthenium-black numerals Strap: alligator with square scales, hand-stitched, shiny taupe Prong buckle set with 32 diamonds (~0.25 ct) Sapphire-crystal case back Water resistant to 30 m White gold Case diameter: 33.3 mm MOVEMENT Mechanical manually wound movement Caliber 215 PS LU Thickness: 3 mm Jewels: 18 Diameter: 21.9 mm Parts: 157 Power reserve: Min. 44 hours Balance: Gyromax® Vibrations/hour: 28 800 (4 Hz) Power reserve: Min. 39 hours - max. 44 hours



5304R-001 - Rose Gold - Men - Grand Complications
TECHNICAL DATA Mechanical self-winding movement Caliber R 27 PS QR LU Minute repeater and perpetual calendar with retrograde date hand Chime with two gongs activated by a slide piece in the case Moon phases by hand Day, month, leap year in apertures Sapphire-crystal dial Strap: alligator with square scales, hand-stitched, shiny black Fold-over clasp Sapphire-crystal case back Rose gold Case diameter: 43 mm

MOVEMENT Mechanical self-winding movement Caliber R 27 PS QR LU Minute repeater Perpetual calendar with retrograde date hand Seconds sub-dial Flywheel Day, month, leap year in apertures display by mobile index Moon age Diameter: 28 mm Height: 7.23 mm Jewels: 41 Bridges: 12 Parts: 517 Balance: Gyromax® Vibrations/hour: 21 600 (3 Hz) Power reserve: Min. 38 hours - max. 48 hours Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal


5270G-014 - White Gold - Men - Grand Complications
TECHNICAL DATA Mechanical manually wound movement Caliber CH 29-535 PS Q Chronograph and perpetual calendar Central chronograph hand and instantaneous 30-minute counter Day, month, leap year and day/night indication in apertures Date by hand Moon phases Seconds subdial Tachymeter scale Blue sunburst dial, gold applied hour markers Strap: alligator with square scales, hand-stitched, matt navy blue Fold-over clasp Interchangeable full back and sapphire-crystal case back Water resistant to 30 m White gold Case diameter: 41 mm

MOVEMENT Mechanical manually wound movement Caliber CH 29-535 PS Q Chronograph and perpetual calendar Center chronograph hand and instantaneous 30-minute counter Day, month, leap year and day/night indication in apertures Date by hand Moon phases Seconds subdial Diameter: 32 mm Height: 7 mm Jewels: 33 Parts: 456 Balance: Gyromax® Vibrations/hour: 28 800 (4 Hz) Power reserve: With the chronograph disengaged: min. 55 hours - max. 65 hours


5990/1A-001 - Stainless Steel - Men - Nautilus
TECHNICAL DATA Mechanical self-winding movement Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph Chronograph with 60-minute counter Dual time zone mechanism indicating local and home time Local and “home” day/night indication in apertures Local date by hand Sweep seconds hand (chronograph hand) Black gradated dial, gold applied hour markers with luminescent coating Steel bracelet with Nautilus fold-over clasp Screw-down crown Sapphire-crystal case back Water resistant to 120 m Steel Case diameter (10 - 4 o’clock): 40.5 mm

MOVEMENT Mechanical self-winding movement CH 28-520 C FUS Chronograph with 60-minute counter Date Local and home time Local and “home” day/night indication Diameter: 31 mm Height: 6.95 mm Jewels: 34 Parts: 370 Balance: Gyromax® Vibrations/hour: 28 800 (4 Hz) Power reserve: Min. 45 hours - max. 55 hours Spiral: Spiromax® Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal

2014 Panerai Watch Models

in Basel 2014 | Tuesday, June 24. 2014

RADIOMIR 1940 CHRONOGRAPH ORO ROSSO ( ø 45 mm ) / PAM00519
Unique edition of 100 units
MOVEMENT
Hand-wound mechanical, exclusive Panerai OP XXV calibre, 12¾ lignes, 22 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 18,000 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Swan’s neck regulator. Power reserve 55 hours. Côtes de Genève decoration on the bridges.
FUNCTIONS
Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph with two counters, tachymeter scale.
CASE
Diameter 45 mm, 18 ct. polished red gold. Screw-down winding crown personalised OP. Polished red gold buttons for the chronograph functions at 2 and 4 o’clock.
BEZEL
18 ct. polished red gold.
BACK
See-through sapphire crystal.
DIAL
Brown with luminous Arabic and Roman numerals and hour markers. Minute counter at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock, central chronograph hand. Tachymeter scale on the edge of the dial.
CRYSTAL
Plexiglas®, 2.8 mm thick.
WATER-RESISTANCE
5 bar (~ 50 metres).
STRAP
PANERAI personalised alligator strap and 18 ct. polished red gold adjustable buckle.



RADIOMIR 1940 CHRONOGRAPH PLATINO ( ø 45 mm ) / PAM00518
Unique edition of 50 units
MOVEMENT
Hand-wound mechanical, exclusive Panerai OP XXV calibre, 12¾ lignes, 22 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 18,000 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Swan’s neck regulator. Power reserve 55 hours. Côtes de Genève decoration on the bridges.
FUNCTIONS
Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph with two counters, tachymeter scale.
CASE
Diameter 45 mm, polished platinum. Screw-down winding crown personalised OP. Polished platinum buttons for the chronograph functions at 2 and 4 o’clock.
BEZEL
Polished platinum.
BACK
See-through sapphire crystal.
DIAL
Ivory with luminous dots and hour markers. Minute counter at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock, central chronograph hand. Tachymeter scale on the edge of the dial.
CRYSTAL
Plexiglas®, 2.8 mm thick.
WATER-RESISTANCE
5 bar (~ 50 metres).
STRAP
PANERAI personalised alligator strap and 18 ct. polished white gold adjustable buckle.


RADIOMIR 1940 CHRONOGRAPH ORO BIANCO ( ø 45 mm ) / PAM00520
Unique edition of 100 units
MOVEMENT
Hand-wound mechanical, exclusive Panerai OP XXV calibre, 12¾ lignes, 22 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 18,000 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Swan’s neck regulator. Power reserve 55 hours. Côtes de Genève decoration on the bridges.
FUNCTIONS
Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph with two counters, tachymeter scale.
CASE
Diameter 45 mm, 18 ct. polished white gold. Screw-down winding crown personalised OP. Polished white gold buttons for the chronograph functions at 2 and 4 o’clock.
BEZEL
18 ct. polished white gold.
BACK
See-through sapphire crystal.
DIAL
Black with luminous dots and hour markers. Minute counter at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock, central chronograph hand. Tachymeter scale on the edge of the dial.
CRYSTAL
Plexiglas®, 2.8 mm thick.
WATER-RESISTANCE
5 bar (~ 50 metres).
STRAP
PANERAI personalised alligator strap and 18 ct. polished white gold adjustable buckle.

Basel 2014 Rolex Models

in Basel 2014 | Monday, June 23. 2014

Sky-Dweller 326935

MODEL CASE
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown), 42 mm
MOVEMENT
Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor on ball bearing
DIAL Sundust, sunray finish BRACELET Oyster, three-piece solid links













GMT-Master II 116719BLRO
MODEL CASE Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown), 40 mm
MOVEMENT Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
DIAL Black lacquer
BRACELET Oyster, three-piece solid links












Lady Datejust Pearlmaster 34 81349SA
MODEL CASE Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown), 34 mm
MOVEMENT Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
DIAL 18 ct white gold, rhodium plated, paved with 455 diamonds
BRACELET Pearlmaster, five-piece solid links












Datejust Pearlmaster 34 81285
MODEL CASE Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown), 34 mm
MOVEMENT Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor DIAL 18 ct white gold, rhodium plated, paved with 455 diamonds
BRACELET Pearlmaster, five-piece solid links










Datejust Pearlmaster 34 81348SARO
MODEL CASE Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown), 34 mm
MOVEMENT Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
DIAL 18 ct yellow gold paved with 455 diamonds
BRACELET Pearlmaster, five-piece solid links















Cosmograph Daytona

MODEL CASE Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back, winding crown and chronograph pushers), 40 mm
MOVEMENT Mechanical chronograph movement with column wheel and vertical clutch
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor on ball bearing DIAL Paved with 437 diamonds
BRACELET Oyster three-piece solid links








Milgauss 116400GV
MODEL CASE
Oyster, 40 mm, steel
OYSTER ARCHITECTURE
Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
DIAMETER
40 mm
MATERIAL
904L steel
BEZEL
Smooth
WINDING CROWN
Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system
CRYSTAL
Green sapphire, scratch-resistant
WATER-RESISTANCE
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet
MOVEMENT
Perpetual, mechanical , self-winding , with a magnetic shield to protect the movement
CALIBRE
3131, Manufacture Rolex
FUNCTIONS
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands. Stop-seconds for precise time setting
PRECISION
Officially certified Swiss chronometer (COSC)
OSCILLATOR
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
WINDING
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
BRACELET
Oyster, flat three-piece links
BRACELET MATERIAL
904L steel
CLASP
Folding Oysterclasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link
DIAL
Z-blue
DETAILS
Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence








MILGAUSSOyster, 40 mm, steel
Reference
116400
MODEL CASE
Oyster, 40 mm, steel
OYSTER ARCHITECTURE
Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
DIAMETER
40 mm
MATERIAL
904L steel
BEZEL
Smooth
WINDING CROWN
Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system
CRYSTAL
Scratch-resistant sapphire
WATER-RESISTANCE
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet
MOVEMENT
Perpetual, mechanical , self-winding , with a magnetic shield to protect the movement
CALIBRE
3131, Manufacture Rolex
FUNCTIONS
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands. Stop-seconds for precise time setting
PRECISION
Officially certified Swiss chronometer (COSC)
OSCILLATOR
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
WINDING
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
BRACELET
Oyster, flat three-piece links
BRACELET MATERIAL
904L steel
CLASP
Folding Oysterclasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link
DIAL
White
DETAILS
Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence













Oyster Perpetual 116000








MODEL CASE Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown), 36 mm
MOVEMENT Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
DIAL Red grape, sunray finish
BRACELET Oyster, three-piece solid links

Patek Philippe 2012 Basel World

in Basel 2012 | Wednesday, May 23. 2012

Patek Philippe 7099G-001 Ladies Gondolo

Technical data

Mechanical manually wound movement
Caliber 25-21 REC
Case set with 480 diamonds (~3.31 ct), gridless setting
Hand-guilloched gold dial set with 367 diamonds (~0.56 ct), gold cabochon hour markers
18K gold dial plate
Electric blue brushed satin strap
Prong buckle set with 26 diamonds (~0.15 ct
Cambered sapphire-crystal case back
Water resistant to 30 m
White gold
Case dimensions: 29.6 × 38.9 mm


Movement
Mechanical manually wound movement
Caliber 25-21 REC
Height: 2.57 mm
Dimensions: 24.6 × 21.5 mm
Jewels: 18
Bridges: 7
Parts: 142
Balance: Gyromax®
Vibrations/hour: 28 800 (4 Hz)
Power reserve: Min. 44 hours
Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal


7071G-010 - White Gold - Ladies - Complications
Technical data

Mechanical manually wound movement
Caliber CH 29-535 PS
Ladies First Chronograph
Chronograph with central chronograph hand and 30-minute elapsed time counter
Seconds subdial
Opaline dial: gray with painted hour markers
Dial flange set with 116 diamonds (~0.55 ct.)
Strap: shiny alligator with square scales, hand-stitched, pale gray
Prong buckle
Sapphire-crystal case back
Water resistant to 30 m
White gold
Case dimensions: 35 × 39 mm

Movement Mechanical manually wound movement
Caliber CH 29-535 PS
Column-wheel chronograph
Center chronograph hand, 30-minute counter
Seconds sub-dial
Diameter: 29.60 mm
Height: 5.35 mm
Jewels: 33
Bridges: 11
Parts: 269
Balance: Gyromax®
Vibrations/hour: 28 800 (4 Hz)
Power reserve: With the chronograph disengaged: min. 65 hours
##Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal






6102P-001 - Platinum - Men - Grand Complications
Technical data
Mechanical self-winding movement
Caliber 240 LU CL C
Celestial with date
Date by hand
Hours and minutes of mean solar time
Sky chart, phases and orbit of the Moon
Dial: three metalized sapphire-crystal discs as well as ellipse framing the portion of the sky visible from Geneva
Strap: alligator with square scales, hand-stitched, shiny navy blue
Fold-over clasp
Sapphire-crystal case back
Water resistant to 30 m
Case diameter: 44 mm

Mechanical self-winding movement
Caliber 240 LU CL C
22K gold off-center mini-rotor
Hours and minutes of mean solar time
Sky chart, phases and orbit of the moon
Time of meridian passage of Sirius and of the moon
Date by hand
Diameter: 38 mm
Height: 6.81 mm
Jewels: 45
Bridges: 12
Parts: 315
Balance: Gyromax®
Vibrations/hour: 21 600 (3 Hz)
Power reserve: Min. 38 hours - max. 48 hours
Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal
Patent: CH 595 653


5213G-010 - White Gold - Men - Grand Complications

Technical data

Mechanical self-winding movement
Caliber R 27 PS QR
Minute repeater and perpetual calendar with retrograde date hand
Chime with two gongs activated by a slide piece in the case
Day, month, leap year in apertures
Moon phases
Seconds subdial
Prong buckle
18K gold dial plate
Sapphire-crystal case back protected by a hinged dust cover
Case is humidity and dust protected only (not water resistant)
White gold
Case diameter: 40.6 mm

Movement

Mechanical self-winding movement
Caliber R 27 PS QR
Flywheel
Perpetual calendar with retrograde date hand
Day, month, leap year in apertures
Moon phases
Seconds sub-dial
Diameter: 28 mm
Height: 7.23 mm
Jewels: 41
Bridges: 12
Parts: 515
Balance: Gyromax®
Vibrations/hour: 21 600 (3 Hz)
Power reserve: Min. 38 hours - max. 48 hours
Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal


5207P-001 - Platinum - Men - Grand Complications

Technical data
Mechanical manually wound movement
Caliber R TO 27 PS QI
Minute repeater, tourbillon escapement and instantaneous perpetual calendar
Chime with two gongs activated by a slide piece in the case
Day, date, month, leap year in apertures
Moon phases and day/night display
Gold dial “honey gold”, gold applied hour markers
18K gold dial plate
Seconds subdial
Platinum
Prong buckle
Interchangeable full back and sapphire-crystal case back
Case is humidity and dust protected only (not water resistant)
Case diameter: 41 mm

Movement
Mechanical manually wound movement
Caliber R TO 27 PS QI
Flywheel
Third wheel in gold
Instantaneous perpetual calendar
Day, date, month in apertures
Seconds subdial
Moon phases and day/night display
Diameter: 32 mm
Height: 9.33 mm
Jewels : 35
Bridges: 15
Parts: 549
Balance: Gyromax®
Vibrations/hour: 21 600 (3 Hz)
Power reserve: Min. 38 hours - max. 48 hours
Spiral: Breguet
Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal

7140R-001 - Rose Gold - Ladies - Grand Complications

Technical data
Ultra-thin mechanical self-winding movement
Caliber 240 Q
Perpetual calendar
Day, date, month, leap year and 24h indication by hands
Moon phases
White opaline dial, gold applied hour markers
Bezel set with 68 diamonds (~0.68 ct)
Straps: shiny alligator with square scales, hand-stitched, mink gray (originally fitted) and royal purple (additional strap)
Prong buckle set with 27 diamonds (~0.2 ct)
Interchangeable full back and sapphire-crystal case back
Water resistant to 30 m
Rose gold
Case diameter: 35.1 mm

Movement
Ultra-thin mechanical self-winding movement
Caliber 240 Q
22K gold off-center mini-rotor
Perpetual calendar : day, date, month, leap year by hands
Moon phases and am/pm indication
Diameter: 27.5 mm
Height: 3.88 mm
Jewels: 27
Bridges: 8
Parts: 275
Balance: Gyromax®
Vibrations/hour: 21 600 (3 Hz)
Power reserve: Min. 38 hours - max. 48 hours
Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal
Patent: CH 595 653

Patek Philippe offers a greater range of minute repeater wristwatches in a broader palette of colors than all other watchmakers combined. It’s no wonder why knowledgeable enthusiasts with an affection for Patek Philippe’s creations keep coming back for more.

This year’s arrival brings together three major complications. Presented simply as a triple complication, the Ref. 5208P, launched at Baselworld 2011. Self-winding Grand Complication wristwatch with minute repeater, monopusher chronograph, instantaneous perpetual calendar with apertures, and moon phase.

The new Patek Philippe Triple Complication Ref. 5208P is yet another accomplishment that underscores the leadership of the Geneva-based workshops in the complicated watch segment. With a minute repeater, monopusher chronograph, and instantaneous perpetual calendar, it presents the most challenging degrees of difficulty with peerless perfection.

It is Patek Philippe's second Triple Complication within a short period of time. In 2008, the first was the Ref. 5207 with a minute repeater, instantaneous perpetual calendar with aperture displays, and tourbillon; in 2011, the second is the Ref. 5208P with a chronograph, minute repeater, and instantaneous calendar with aperture displays. Eagerly awaited by collectors and fans of complicated watches, it is the manufacture’s first Triple Complication with a chronograph.

Moreover, the new Ref. 5208P is one of the very few existing highly complicated watches with a self-winding movement. Finally, it is the first true Grand Complication that integrates silicon-derived Silinvar® components: the revolutionary Pulsomax® escapement and the Spiromax® balance spring. As such, it is an impressive example of how tradition and innovation interact under one roof at Patek Philippe.

In the current collection of Patek Philippe’s Grand Complication wristwatches, the Ref. 5208P ranks second, directly behind the Sky Moon Tourbillon, and before the Ref. 5207 (minute repeater, tourbillon, perpetual calendar with aperture displays) and the Ref. 5216 (minute repeater, tourbillon, perpetual calendar with retrograde date).

Movement Caliber R CH 27 PS QI
Self-winding mechanical movement, minute repeater and subsidiary seconds. Monopusher chronograph with column wheel, chronograph hand, 60-minute and 12-hour counters. Instantaneous perpetual calendar. Day, date, month, and leap-year cycle in apertures, day/night indicator, moon phases.
Overall diameter: 32 mm (repeater and chronograph 28 mm; instantaneous perpetual calendar 32 mm)
Height: 10.35 mm
Number of parts: 701
Basic movement with minute repeater: 331
Chronograph mechanism: 160
Instantaneous perpetual calendar: 210
Number of jewels: 58
Power reserve: Max. 48 hours
Balance: Gyromax®
Semi-oscillations per hour: 21,600 (3 Hz)
Balance spring: Spiromax®
Escapement: Pulsomax® (lever and escape wheel in Silinvar®)
Balance spring stud: Adjustable
Functions: Two-position crown at 3 o’clock
– Pulled out: To set the time
– Pushed in: To wind the watch
Pusher: Three-phase chronograph monopusher at 2 o’clock: Start, stop, reset
Hallmark: Patek Philippe Seal
Displays: Hours and minutes from the center
Sweep chronograph hand
Subdials at:
– 60-minute counter between 3 and 4 o'clock
– 12-hour counter between 8 and 9 o'clock
– Subsidiary seconds at 6 o'clock
Apertures:
Day between 10 and 11 o'clock in a polished white-gold frame
Date at 12 o'clock in a polished white-gold frame
Month between 1 and 2 o'clock in a polished white-gold frame
Moon phase at 6 o’clock
Day/night indication between 7 and 8 o'clock
Leap year cycle between 4 and 5 o'clock
Corrector push pieces: – Day corrector between 11 and 12 o'clock
– Month corrector between 12 and 1 o'clock
– Moon-phase corrector between 5 and 6 o'clock
– Date corrector between 6 and 7 o'clock
Delivered with correction stylus in ebony and 18K white gold
Slide Minute repeater with strike on low-pitched gong for hours, high/low for quarter-hours, and high for minutes.

Features
Case: 950 platinum with pieced lugs, platinum back, and interchangeable display back with sapphire-crystal window. Diamond of approx. 0.02 ct.
between the lugs at 6 o'clock
Dimensions: Diameter 44 mm
Height: 15.70 mm
Width between lugs: 22 mm
Slide: In 950 platinum on the left side of the case to activate the minute repeater
Dial: 18K gold, sunburst charcoal
11 applied "obus" hour markers in 18K white gold
Dauphine hands in 18K white gold for hours and minutes
Baton-style counterbalanced chronograph hands, 18K white gold, white lacquered
Baton-style hands for subsidiary seconds as well as 12-hour and 60-minute counters, 18K white gold, white lacquered
Railway track scale on dial periphery
18K white-gold frame for date aperture, hammered and diamondpolished 18K white-gold frames for day and month apertures, hammered and polished
Strap: Alligator leather with square scales, hand-stitched, shiny chocolate brown, platinum foldover clasp

One of my favorite new additions to Patek Philippe for 2011 is an addition to the Aquanaut line, reference 5164A-001. This new model brings a dual time complication to the family of aquanaut watches. Only available in stainless steel, the case measures 40.8 millimeters, a mere 0.8 millimeters larger than the 5167 model. The black embossed dial has gold applied numerals and luminescent hour markers. The dial displays has a dual time zone mechanism which indicating local and home time indicating local and home time as well as local and "home" day/night indication in apertures. The local date and sweep seconds are indicated by hand.

The Aquanaut 5164A is powered by the self-winding mechanical movement Caliber 324 S C FUS which measures 31 millimeters in diameter and 4.82 millimeters high. The movement contains a total of 294 parts and 29 jewels and allows for a maximum 45 hour power reserve. The cases screw down crown and sapphire-crystal case back help achieve the watches water resistance to 120 meters. The watch is completed by a "Tropical" composite strap and an Aquanaut fold-over clasp in steel.

The Patek Philippe reference 5073P Minute repeater with perpetual calendar and diamond set case was one of the most exciting releases at the Basel Fair 2011. But with a projected retail of around $830,000.00, this new edition to Patek's Grand Complication collection will make it into a select few private collections. As if the 5073P wouldn't have been impressive enough Patek added 103 stunning baguette diamonds, totaling approx. 4.33 ct.to the bezel and lugs.

The complicated timepiece is powered by Caliber R 27 Q self-winding mechanical movement that includes a minute repeater with cathedral gongs and a perpetual calendar - which displays the day of week, 24-hour display, month, leap-year cycle, and date with hands, moon phases in an aperture. Minute repeater cathedral gongs sound at hours:low, quarter-hours:high-low and minutes:high. The movement measures 28 millimeters and is made up of 467 parts, which includes 39 jewels. The movement is stamped with the famous Patek Philippe Seal.

The minute repeater's case is crafted from 950 platinum with both a solid platinum back and interchangeable display back with sapphire-crystal window. The watches measures 42 millimeters in diameter by 11.11 millimeters high. The black dial, 18K gold, has 13 baguette diamond hour markers that total approximately 0.25 ct. The leaf-shaped hands are crafted in 18 carat white gold for hours and minutes a well as for the date, day, and month. The 24-hour display and leap-year cycle are indicated by White-lacquered baton hands in 18 carat white gold. The 5073P is secured to the wearer's wrist with a hand-stitched shiny black alligator leather strap with square scales. The platinum fold-over clasp is set with 42 baguette diamonds totaling approx. 0.69 ct.

After 18 months of research and testing Hublot has unveiled the first diver’s watch built to withstand the pressure at a depth of 4,000 meters. The watch was designed and constructed in association with the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, a first for the museum. On June 6 the Hublot Oceanographic 4000 was unveiled in the main aquarium in Monaco, with both HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of Hublot in attendance. The partnership will kick off at the “DEEP SEA Conference” on October 13 of this year at the Oceanographic Institute of Paris, where Hublot will be the main partner.

The large “King Power” case measures 48 millimeters in diameter and is available in both a micorblasted satin-finished titanium and matte carbon fiber. The titanium version is limited to 1000 pieces, while the carbon fiber is limited to just 500 pieces. The dial is protected with a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment, while the case-back is made from microblasted satin-finished titanium or microblasted satin-finished titanium with black PVD. The watch has been certified to 400 ATM or 4,000 meters an tested to 5,000 meters according to the NIHS standards.

The reference numbers 731.NX.1190.RX and 731.QX.1140.RX are powerd by the HUB1401 mechanical movement with automatic winding. Made up of 180 parts and 23 jewels the movement allows for a 42 hour power reserve. The watch is completed with a either a black rubber or rubber and nylon strap with tongue and buckle closing system in titanium or black DVD titanium. The titanium version has a retail price of $19,900 and the carbon fiber version is $25,900.

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