Christophe Claret: X-TREM-1 in white gold and slate blue PVD titanium

Christophe Claret is pleased to present X-TREM-1 Blue at the brand’s exhibition at the Four Seasons hotel in Geneva from the 18th to the 22nd of January, 2015. This timepiece features a white gold and grade 5 titanium case treated with slate blue PVD, plus a matching marine blue alligator-skin strap. The X-TREM-1 has become one of the most popular Omega replica watches of the brand and this blue version is as visually striking as it is technically innovative.

Christophe Claret has always focused on developing original timepieces incorporating the latest technological innovations. The brand is known for pushing the boundaries of mechanical best Swiss replica watchmaking and straying away from the beaten horological path. First presented in 2012, X-TREM-1 is a testament to this endeavor and represents a totally new way of telling the time.

X-TREM-1 Blue displays hour and minutes by means of two tiny hollowed stainless steel spheres isolated within sapphire tubes on both sides of the caseband. The whole mechanism is revolutionary: the two spheres – which appear to be floating in their respective tubes – are controlled by magnetic fields generated by two magnets moved by ultra-thin surgical silk thread. Thanks to the magnetic fields generated by the magnets, the spheres have no mechanical connection to the movement and float inside the tubes, as if by magic. Crucially, the magnetic fields are precision-focused so that they have no effect whatsoever on the movement – apart from the task assigned to them, which is to display time in an incredibly original way. Time is read against a metalized scale on each tube, hours on the left, minutes on the right.

X-TREM-1 Blue features a white gold and slate blue PVD titanium case and is available in a limited edition of eight pieces.

Christophe Claret is an haute horlogerie brand whose exclusive timepieces are available in four collections: Traditional Complications Line, Extreme Watches Line, Casino Game Watches and Ladies’ Complications Watch Line. In its own special way, each timepiece is an expression of the values that define and distinguish the master fake Swiss Rolex watchmaker himself: innovation, perfection, passion, uniqueness and exclusivity.

Speake-Marin’s Spirit Wing Commander Goes Into the Wild

At Monochrome Watches, we believe watches are made to “live” — to be worn and to have their own story, visible through the marks that adorning their cases and straps. We love cheap Omega Replica watches for sale and always prefer seeing them on wrists rather than in display cases. Hence the thought behind our summer series showcasing watches worn and photographed by their creators, the watchmakers. Recently, our good friend, renowned British watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin, offered us some great shots he’d snapped of his Speake-Marin Spirit Wing Commander watch, in a setting far removed from its natural habitat.

Speake-Marin has contributed to the creation of some of the most complicated and coveted watches around, including the MB&F HM1, the very first model from that brand, and the Maîtres du Temps Chapter One Round Transparence. But he is mostly known for his own eponymous brand, which offers many complications and a very singular sense of design. In 2012, Speake-Marin came to us with the magnificent and complex skeletonized tourbillon watch with minute repeater, the Speake-Marin Renaissance. Recently, he presented two new watches that spotlighted his horological know-how, the Speake Marin Triad, with a triple time indication, and the Tourbillon Magister.

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But the Speake-Marin watch brand is not only playing in the very high-end arena. For a few years now, the brand has also offered a more affordable collection: the Spirit Line, which uses many of the same iconic Speake-Marin design elements, including the Piccadilly case and the Foundation-style hands, but with a sportier approach.

All of the Swiss replica watches for uk that compose this collection – the Spirit Mk II, the Seafire Chronograph and the Wing Commander pictured here – are inspired by pilot instruments. Along with an enlarged case (42 mm), a matte black dial, and contrasting indexes and hands, Speake-Marin adds a lighter and stiffer case material, grade 5 titanium.

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In order to maintain a relatively reasonable price (about $8,750) without any compromises on the quality and spirit of the brand, the Speake-Marin Spirit Wing Commander relies on an outsourced movement. However, this caliber offers a very interesting layout and displays useful indications, such as a big date at 12 o’clock, small seconds at 9 o’clock (represented here by a white wheel in the ‘topping tool’ shape that Peter loves – an element now emblematic of the brand) and a power-reserve indicator at 6 o’clock, similar to a “fuel gauge,” which displays a bright, Super-LumiNova white when completely wound (full), turning black (half-full), and then red (running on empty) as the available energy diminishes.

The titanium case offers  great comfort on the wrist, due to its reasonably light weight. The indexes and numerals are made of white elements in Super-LumiNova, in 3D relief and inserted into the dial, creating a splendid contrast with the black dial and thus a very high legibility — an important point for any sports watch or pilot watch.

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We were most surprised is to see how this fake Breitling watches was treated by its owner and creator for these photos — buried in the forest ground, attached to barbed wire, plunged in a river. And actually, it looks pretty good in these “back to nature” settings. The strap may be damaged and patinated, and the watch will certainly keep some scratches and dents after such a treatment, but it can be argued that this type of watch was made to handle that. And now it truly has a story written on its case and strap.

Getting to Know Nomos: 3 Important Nomos Watches

Nomos watches are well-known in their native Germany, but not nearly as familiar to Cheap Omega Replica Watches UK Online lovers in the U.S. as other Glashütte-based watch brands such as A. Lange & Söhne and Glashütte Original. Nomos watches, in fact, have their own distinctive look (the brand has won several international design awards) and are fairly reasonably priced despite the fact that they all have in-house movements made in the traditional Glashütte style. As the brand becomes more prominent in the U.S., we offer six Nomos watches that you should become familiar with.

Nomos introduced its first diver-style watch, the Ahoi, last year. This year’s Ahoi Atlantik Datum carries the theme further with its lacquered “Atlantic blue” dial. The Ahoi Atlantik Datum contains the self-winding Nomos Zeta caliber, which powers the time, small seconds, and date display (“datum”). The High Quality Replica Montblanc Watches case is 40 mm in diameter and features a sapphire exhibition caseback, fitted with six screws, as well as a screw-down crown. The hour and minute hands are gold-plated, with green Super-LumiNova inlays; the small seconds hand has a red lacquered finish. The Ahoi Atlantik Datum is water-resistant to 200 meters and comes on a distinctively nautical-looking black textile strap with a winged clasp.

Nomos Ahoi Atlantik DatumNomos’s new Lux Weissgold collection is notable for its cushion-shaped case made of 18k white gold (weissgold in German) and for the simplicity of the dial, which reminds one of an old-style kitchen timer. The Lux’s case is 40.4 mm x 36 mm; the dial is galvanized and white silver-plated with a periphery of printed eggshell blue. The hands are rhodium-plated. The 2015 Cheap  Replica Watches UK, powered by Nomos’s manual-winding caliber DUW 2002, is mounted on a hand-stitched shell cordovan black leather strap; the clasp is the same white gold as the case.

Nomos Lux WeissgoldThe Nomos Metro Datum Gangreserve contains the in-house DUW 4401 manual-wound movement, which is equipped with Nomos’s innovative “swing” system with a tempered blue balance spring. The stainless steel case measures 37 mm in diameter and has sapphire crystals in the front and back. Conceived by Berlin-based designer Mark Braun, the galvanized, silver-plated white dial features a pair of very thin, “quill-tip” hands in oxidized black steel for hours and minutes, a small seconds subdial with red hand at 6 o’clock, just above the date window, and an eye-catching, round power reserve window with red and white areas inside a mint-green wheel.

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