Swiss Breitling team up for Navitimer Boeing 777 replica watches

The Navitimer is Breitling’s cornerstone chronograph and a perennial go-to when special editions are called for.

And with Replica Breitling partnering with Swiss to become the airline’s ‘Official On-Board Timekeeper’ and Swiss looking for a unique way to celebrate the debut of its new flagship Boeing 777-300ER – well, you can join the dots.

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Yes, it’s is the Navitimer Swiss Boeing 777 Limited Edition.

How limited? Only 777 models of the replica watches will be struck and they’ll be available only as an inflight purchase on the Swiss Boeing 777 and “selected intercontinental flights” such as Zurich to New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing.

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There’s obvious cuteness with the price tag, too, at 7,070 Swiss Francs.

Based on the benchmark Navitimer 01, Breitling’s bespoke Boeing 777 version is made unique by the small plane-shaped tip of the red seconds hand.

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The rear of the highly polished steel case carries an elegantly engraved marker to the watch’s inspiration.

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We expect few Swiss Replica Watches passengers will need to resort to the advanced time-recording features of the precision chronometer, let alone the circular aviation ‘slide-rule’ available at a twist of the notched bezel and designed for use by skilled pilots to quickly make essential calculations mid-flight in event of an instrument failure.

That being the case, it would have been nice to see Swiss opt for the more travel-oriented Navitimer GMT, which adds 24 hour indicators around the chapter ring tracked by a dedicated red-tipped GMT hand.

The rest of the Navitimer 01’s distinctive DNA remains unsullied: solid chrome-capped pushers, a padded black calf leather strap lined with heavy white stitching, and the Swiss replica watchmaker’s in-house B01 self-winding mechanical movement with a 70 hour power reserve.

At 43mm the Navitimer is by no means a petite fake watch, although the wide silver-white bezel and trio of secondary dials helps it look and wear smaller, resulting in a reasonable if not retiring fit on the average-sized wrist.

For more details or just to gawk, click through to www.getnicewatches.co.uk/category/breitling-replica-watches/.

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Seiko Credor Fugaku Tourbillon Limited Edition Replica Watch Has First-Ever Seiko Tourbillon

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At Baselworld 2016, Seiko’s very high-end arm Credor released a limited edition piece that features the very first tourbillon movement by Replica Seiko. At first, I was a little surprised, but the fact is that tourbillons are actually hard to find in Japan, and the collectors there are generally pretty tepid on the tourbillon. With a new Caliber 6830 movement based on their Caliber 68, the Credor Fugaku Tourbillon Limited Edition replica watch is made by three of Seiko’s Master Craftsmen.

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The Caliber 6830 is based on the Caliber 68, which is Seiko’s ultra-thin movement collection. It is a manually wound movement assembled by Satoshi Hiraga, whose resume includes being the head engineer for Seiko’s 9S or Hi-Beat movement. The movement itself is 3.98mm thick and 25.6mm wide, and Seiko Replica Watches claims that it is the world’s smallest tourbillon “by volume.” That’s a statistic I’m not particularly interested in, but not pronouncing the “most” or “-est” is apparently PR-malpractice. What is interesting, however, is that they used a pallet-fork design and integrated wheel and bridge to keep the volume down. The movement operates at 21,600vph and has a power reserve of 37 hours. Seiko claims an accuracy of -10/+15 seconds per day.

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Hokusai’s series of woodblock prints “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji,” particularly “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” inspired the Seiko Credor Fugaku Tourbillon Limited Edition replica watch. This is most obviously reflected the dial design as well as the fact that fugaku is another word for Mt. Fuji in Japan. Kiyoshi Terui worked as the engraver, and the wave is done in yellow and white gold and ranges from 1.6mm at its thickest to 0.5mm at its thinnest. On the case back is the same wave, and you can also see Mt. Fuji engraved on the balance wheel bridge. The surfaces are then all lacquered by Isshu Tamura, a world-renowned Kaga lacquer artist.

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Finally, Nobuhiro Kosugi, the first watch designer to be recognized as a Master Craftsman, assembles the case. The case is 43.1mm wide and 8.8mm thick, made of platinum 950, 18k white gold, 18k yellow gold, and 48 sapphires. The dial is made with 18k white gold, 18k yellow gold, Urushi lacquer, mother of pearl, and yakogai (which is the shell of the giant sea-snail). Certainly not a swimming piece, but the Swiss Seiko Credor Fugaku Tourbillon Limited Edition case is water resistant to 30m. On the crocodile strap you’ll find a Platinum 950 three-fold clasp with a push button release.

Now, after 135 years, Seiko presents the Seiko Credor Fugaku Tourbillon Limited Edition replica watch with Hokusai-inspired engravings. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Hokusai was the chosen artist, as his work is almost a ubiquitous example of Japanese art outside Japan. Seiko is analogous to Hokusai in this regard when it comes to watchmaking.

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It is interesting that Fake Seiko chose a complication that is not popular at home, but is hugely popular globally in places like the Middle East, Russia, China, and the United States. In complementing Credor, which may be an unfamiliar name to many, with the most recognizable Japanese artwork, Seiko is laying claim to a history of time-honored Japanese traditions while introducing a complication altogether new to them. Price for one of the eight Seiko Credor Fugauku Tourbillon Limited Edition replica watches is $500 which comes out to just about $450.

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Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chronograph Replica Watches Hands-On

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As a watch enthusiast, any Chopard L.U.C should pique your interest. L.U.C is a tribute to the brand’s founder, Louis-Ulysse Chopard, and represents Chopard’s haute horology wing. With the new Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chronograph, the brand elevates the hand-wound movement we know and love from the 1963 Chronograph with an eye-catching and wonderfully detailed new model.

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The Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chronograph uses a 45mm-wide 18k Fairmined white gold case. Thickness is 15mm, and while the Replica Watch is undoubtedly large, its short lugs make it quite wearable on my 7-inch wrist. Fairmined gold is a result of mines being certified for a variety of factors including safety, social concerns, and environmental protection. This is a more responsible way of sourcing gold, one that is designed to ensure the long-term viability of smaller operators.

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The Replica Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chronograph’s dial is a work of art, ruthenium-coated and host to a lovely hand-guilloche that radiates from the big date display. The rhodium-plated roman numeral markers are applied and match perfectly with the lumed hand set, which features a long minute hand promising strong legibility. The moonphase display is slightly recessed but adds a richness to the dial, with a deep blue and silver layout. As is common with moonphase complications, the display on the Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chronograph is impressively accurate to within one day in every 122 years (assuming you kept the movement running for that period of time).

With a twin register layout, the perpetual calendar display is complex but easily absorbed. The chronograph scale is represented in white on the outer perimeter of the subdials while, moving left to right, the am/pm, day, month, and leap year indicators reside within the subdials, with a distinct handset over a grey background. With first-rate finishing, the Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chronograph’s balanced dial design is a mix of traditional elements blended with red accents and asymmetrical sub dials.

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That complexity and fine finishing is perhaps even better understood when viewing the caliber 03.10-L through the wide sapphire display case back. The movement is rendered in nickel silver, which is known for being both beautiful and difficult to work with. The 03.10-L is based on Chopard’s 03.07-L hand-wound flyback chronograph movement, which is a stunning movement by any measure and one that we’ve seen used in their L.U.C 1963 Chronograph.

The COSC-certified 03.10-L operates at 4Hz with 42 jewels and a power reserve of 60 hours supporting a flyback column wheel 12-hour chronograph with a vertical clutch and the myriad functions of the perpetual calendar. Manufactured and hand-finished entirely in-house by Chopard Replica Watches, the L.U.C Perpetual Chronograph also passes the muster of the Poinçon de Genève (fully explained here), which now considers the replica watch in its entirety, rather than just the movement. This highly regarded hallmark is a tribute to the considerable quality of all aspects for the design and execution of the Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chronograph.

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Delivered on a hand-sewn alligator leather strap with a matching Fairmined 18k gold tang buckle at a list price of US$95,630, the Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chronograph is limited to just 20 pieces. While Chopard’s bread and butter is likely from more mass-produced pieces, I think Replica Watches Uk like this remarkable perpetual chronograph represent a sometimes overlooked element within Chopard, a heart for haute horology that is the equal of anything in top tier watchmaking.

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