Minimalist Watches

Minimalist Watches: When Less Is More

There is a tendency when purchasing watches to go for the elaborate — the same can be said of anything, really. The mentality is that the more bells and whistles something had, the more impressive and expensive it is, the better it must be. However, this not necessarily to everyone’s tastes, and a high price tag doesn’t always translate into quality. While there’s nothing wrong with big and flashy, some folk prefer a more minimalist approach to their watch aesthetics.
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Maintenance of Rolex Watches

Maintenance of Rolex Watches – How to Check Your Preowned Rolex Has Been Looked after Properly

Rolex watches are famous the world over. They combine beauty and elegance and they are some of the most expensive watches on the planet. As a result, very few people are able to actually purchase one new. Luckily, it is possible to also find a preowned Rolex, but you have to make sure that it has been properly maintained so that it is actually worth your money as, even second hand, these watches cost quite a bit.

Maintenance of Rolex Watches

Basic Maintenance Rules for a Rolex Watch

If you are on the lookout for good quality preowned Rolex watches, you can check it has been maintained properly as follows:

  • It will have been worn regularly, as this keeps the lubricants in the various pieces soft. It should, at the very least, be wound once a week even if the user didn’t wear it anymore.
  • It should be cleaned properly by a professional watch service. Dirt on a Rolex is very clearly visible, whether it is on the bracelet, the case, the bezel or the Cyclops lens. It is best if it is cleaned by a professional regularly, although some home maintenance can be done as well. So long as the crown was secured properly and lukewarm water was used to clean it, the watch should be fine.
  • Any scratches should be removed from the watch bracelet. This is particularly true in the Oyster model, which has a truly polished look. The bracelet should be polished regularly to keep the clean, crisp look that Rolex is so well known for. If you see a preowned Rolex with a scratched bracelet, you should ask the owner to knock a bit of money off because it will mean that the piece was not looked after properly overall. You can have it fixed professionally, but this will cost a bit of money.
  • Every Rolex, with the exception of the Oyster Quartz, are self-winding. The power reserve is around 48 hours, after which the watch will stop running. You can then manually wind it up. However, it is better to make sure the watch never stops completely. If it does, it may be more difficult to start it back up again and many people have a tendency to shake it, which could damage the inside. If you see a Rolex that has “died”, there is a chance that the previous owner has tried shaking it as well, as they have obviously not looked after it well enough to keep it running.
  • Almost every Rolex is waterproof to 330 feet. This means that you can swim with it or shower. However, it is not a diver’s watch. Yes, it is able to cope with the pressure of water up to those depths, and it may even be able to cope with the salt in the water, but this is not recommended. You can easily recognize a water damaged Rolex by the condensation on the watch face.

Romain Jerome Watches submitted after the fall of the Berlin Wall

More recently held celebrations devoted to the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Watchmaker Romain Jerome addressed this historic date a special limited edition model of Berlin-DNA.

Romain Jerome Watches submitted after the fall of the Berlin Wall

And, of course, the main role is played by the clock design, developed in collaboration with the Berlin East Side Gallery. On a gray dial located three-dimensional map of Berlin. Notice the red “ribbon” – this is the location of the wall. At night, a red bar is transformed into a green fluorescent line. Blue highlighted the river Spree.

But that’s not all that reminds us of the Berlin Wall. Turn over and see the clock on the back of the painting “Brotherly Kiss” Dmitry Vrubel.

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That the body contain all the nuances of design, it did a pretty impressive size – 46 mm diameter. Model released in a limited edition – only logical that this is just 25 copies.

AccuSwiss Type A-15 from Bulova

The company has released a new limited edition Bulova watches AccuSwiss Type A-15, the design of which is inspired by the historic model of Type A-15. She produced the brand during the Second World War, by order of the Air Force United States. Novelty has a round case with a diameter of 39.8 mm, a thickness of 14.1 mm in stainless steel.

AccuSwiss Type A-15 from Bulova

Water Resistant – 30 meters. We label 3 is grooved crown, with tags 2 – head to rotate the inner ring with 12-hour markings and labels from 4 – head to rotate the inner ring with 60-minute markings. Black dial, sapphire crystal with an indoor anti-reflective coating, equipped with Arabic numerals and hands with orange luminescent coating.

Equipped clock AccuSwiss Type A-15 Swiss automatic caliber with features indicating the hours, minutes, seconds.

Comes new AccuSwiss Type A-15 on a leather strap brown with stainless steel clasp. Limited production model – 500 copies. Cost – $ 1,495.

With the hammer will go 100 Patek Philippe watches

With the hammer will go 100 Patek Philippe watches

In honor of the 175th anniversary of the brand Patek Philippe in Geneva will be a special hour auction Christie’s.

Lots in the auction, which will be held on November 9 will be 100 hours, issued during the period from the beginning of the XIX century until 1980.

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About a quarter hours accompanied by the original box and papers. It is noteworthy that more than half – of the models that have never been offered for sale publicly. Spread the cost of strikes: a preliminary assessment of hours varies from 1000 to 1 600 000 francs.

Note the interesting items: “The Boeing” Patek Philippe, Ref. 130 controlled by a single button split-chronograph gold case, the model Patek Philippe Ref. 2499 First Series in pink gold perpetual calendar, one of three copies of Patek Philippe, Ref. 1563 1940-year and other exclusive offers.

BR 126 Sport Heritage GMT & Flyback from Bell & Ross

BR 126 Sport Heritage GMT & Flyback from Bell & Ross

Manufacturer Bell & Ross presents its new creation – Aviation BR 126 Chronograph Sport Heritage GMT & Flyback functions and display a second time zone. 43 mm round case height of 15 mm is made of stainless steel.

Water Resistant – 100 meters. Complements the housing bezel with black coating and tachymeter scale. Black dial, sapphire glass enclosed, equipped with Arabic numerals 12 and 6, overlaid gilded marks, chronograph counters at 3 and 9 markers, date aperture between markers 4 and 5 hour and minute hands are coated with white luminous material.

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Novelty BR 126 Sport Heritage GMT & Flyback caliber is equipped with a self-winding. Watch is delivered with a leather strap brown with butterfly clasp made of stainless steel. Limited production model – 500 copies.

Standard Issue Field of Weiss

Standard Issue Field of Weiss

In 2013, in Los Angeles watchmaker Cameron Weiss, who has been trained in the Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin, founded the watch brand Weiss.

This brand has released its first model Standard Issue Field, the design of which is made in military style. Round 42 mm case thickness 12.8 mm made of stainless steel. Water Resistant – 100 meters. At 3 tags placed rippled screwed crown.

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Matte black or milky-white dial, sapphire glass enclosed, equipped with Arabic numerals in black or white, blued with white luminescent coating. Located at 9 o’clock and small seconds.
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Novelty Standard Issue Field collected on the basis of the Swiss manual winding caliber 1001 Weiss 17 stones, with a frequency of 18,000 vibrations per hour and 46-hour power reserve. Watch is delivered on a strap olive-green with a stainless steel clasp. The cost model – $ 950.

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Top 5 fashion watches

We developed a list of “top 5” with clocks set trends this season

No doubt this 2014 season is that of supplements, bracelets, necklaces, watches, and all types of accessories in different styles, sizes, colors … round and make a difference every day of our outfits.

Today we give you the keys to stay updated on the  clocks again this season takes,  to keep you up to date in this add so vital and important to our day to day … Do not miss the “top 5”  that we have developed for you …

It is true that choosing the perfect complement to every  look  we are sometimes more complicated than usual, do not want to go too ornate sin or conversely too easy depending on the occasion to which we find ourselves.

The truth is that this season are a big lucky as the theme  accessories  are concerned, since we have plenty of  styles, trends, patterns, colors, prints , and etc, where you can choose the supplement that best reflects our style.

That said, today we will focus and give an overview of the  5 models of watches in this season , starting today with the top from  1st to 5th place ranking .

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TOP 5 WATCHES 2014 season


The  pottery  has been a revolution this season, the introduction of this material in jewelry has been a real success because  offers high hardness and high resistance to scratches , and aesthetically is super chic … these models below the signature  Festina are the example.

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It is one of the  super-current trends , this stuff cornea obtained from the shell of the hawksbill turtle also called (hence the name) is very  hard, translucent , mottled and betas in  ocher and black , making them attractive. These of  Michael Kors  are beautiful …

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If you do not already have a watch with rubber strap , do not hesitate to get one, they are one of the “must” of the moment, all large firms have many models of this material, there are different styles, casual, casual, sport, chic, maxis, flashy … models down Tommy Hilfiger .
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Another great addition to the clock, would be the watches made ​​from aluminum , these being the lightest on the market , do not weigh practically nothing , it seems not wear them. These two models of Tous are my favorite.

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The trend “glitz” is the most followed and most succeed between us. We can find different models and various watches with zircons, the perfect example is the following three models below of Michael kors.

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Model 11 + from Cloud And Company

Unusual design of new 11 + hours

Hours 11+ created just for those who are in the rapid pace of modern life does not want to feel dizzy from jet lag.
“We live in a time when contact with relatives on the other side of the world is elementary with a single click.

Unusual design of new 11 + hours we just wanted to reflect this globalization” – says the founder of the South Korean studio Cloud And Co. Kunhua Kim.

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The cylindrical body of the chronometer was created not for beauty – its rotation set the exact time in the main, according to the developers, and cities. On the side surface 24 items; two cities, the difference between which is 12 hours, the pair are opposite each digit.

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For example, London, together with the New Zealand Auckland, New York – Bangkok with Thai. To check the time, for example, in Paris, you need to turn back the clock so that the name of the French capital is pointing figures 12.

Accessory is available in the dim orange-red, gray and blue colors, and the cost of the Korean news set at the symbolic $ 49.

Exhibition Watches & Wonders: Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication by Jaeger-LeCoultre

Exhibition Watches & Wonders

The exhibition Watches & Wonders, which will be held in Hong Kong, the famous watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre present a great watch Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication.

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Novelty has a 46.7 mm white gold case. Bezel, side of the case and lugs are also decorated with diamonds. Just a few baguette diamonds adorn the crown. Dial made of aventurine with diamonds cut diamonds and baguette cut sapphires. Gorgeous model dial Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication equipped flying tourbillon, the carriage of which is made of titanium.

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Tourbillon, moving around the perimeter of the sky in the Northern Hemisphere, is responsible for counting the astronomical time. Tourbillon with a diameter of 12.42 mm and height 3.85 mm, consisting of 73 parts. Another pointer as the Sun moves around and says zodiac signs, months and days of the week. Novelty is equipped manufactory caliber Jaeger-LeCoultre 945 of 527 items with three complex functions: minute repeater, flying tourbillon and the zodiac calendar.

The watch comes with black leather strap. Launch of the Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication limited – 8 copies.