Over the years, Omega has remained a favourite luxury watch among buyers because it has kept track of latest fashion trends. Each collection by Omega reflects a certain taste. There is a watch collection to match the choice of every watch lover. Here are some impressive collections by Omega Watches for men and women.
In the year 2015, Omega introduced the Master Chronometer Collection that has further expanded the standards of precision for luxury timepieces. Chronometric performance and magnetic resistance are other vital traits of the collection. The high popularity of this range of watches calls for the introduction of 12th and 13thMaster Chronometer Calibres in the year 2018. The improved testing and certification are now made possible through the new Omega Factory that opened in the year 2017. Be assured of best quality for many years to come as Omega constantly works on new calibres for the collection.
Omega marked its return into the diving watches through the original Omega Diver 300M introduced in 1993. The watch has a popular following and also prides a long-standing relationship with James Bond. On completing 25 years, the brand Omega is coming up with some additions to this impressive collection. Fourteen unique models are being added to the collection which includes 6 timepieces in stainless steel and 8 timepieces in a mix of Gold and stainless steel. The new additions to the collection are sized at 42mm. Each new timepiece comes with a Master Chronometer Calibre 8800 taking the entire series of these Omega Watches for Mento a higher realm.
Hermès line is an impressive effort by the French luxury house in creating a timepiece that succeeds what they would otherwise be able to create were it not for a few advantages. The fact that Hermès has partial ownership of Vaucher for their movements and acquired their own dial and case manufacturing facility allows this Hermès Slim d’Hermès Perpetual Calendar to be an undoubtedly alluring piece that exceeds expectations in some regards. But, it comes with a price tag that is sure to make even the most fawning admirers recoil.
A well-known luxury house, Hermès is now aiming to increase its presence in the world of haute horologerie. Despite being a non-traditional watch brand, it is uniquely positioned and equipped for this task. Between acquiring its own case and dial manufactures and having a partial ownership stake in Vaucher, the renowned movement manufacture, Hermès was able to put together a watch with the unusual design elements and features of the Slim d’Hermès Perpetual Calendar. From the super-slim movement with the signature ‘H’ decoration to the sub-dial spacing/tiers and lug shapes, this watch would have been prohibitively expensive, if not impossible, to put together using suppliers and outsourced assembly.
For those who may not be familiar with perpetual calendars, it is a complication in which the watch accounts for all the eccentricities of the Gregorian calendar such as leap years and months with differing numbers of days. Theoretically, if you keep the watch wound (and don’t fly across the world), you wouldn’t need to change the date until the year 2100. In addition to time and perpetual calendar functions, the watch also has a moonphase indicator and second time zone with day/night indication.
At first glance, it’s hard not to think of a Datejust when looking at the Rolex 1625 Turn-o-Graph. After all, the dressy dial, thin stick hands, applied rectangular markers and Cyclops over the date window are pure giveaways. Of course, the word “Datejust” on the dial seals the deal as well. It’s a funny thing because I’d wager that most think of a Datejust and the fluted bezel comes to mind. So, perhaps it’s this adder of the rotating bezel that comes off as a little incongruous to some because they’re so used to seeing something else in its place when paired with such a dial. That being said, the bezel is worth a closer look.
Let’s get into a little bit of history (for more, head here to this more extensive article). The original Turn-o-Graph was introduced in 1953 and the 6202 that appeared looked an awful lot like the Submariner that was still to come. It featured a black inlay rotating bezel and was offered with either a black or white honeycomb dial. With its introduction, it was actually the brand’s first production model with a rotating bezel. These models are scarce and rather expensive as they were only made for roughly a year until being replaced by the 6309 reference. Notably, the 6309 introduced a gold metal bezel, a trait that stayed with the model until it ceased production in 2011. At this time, it also became an official sub-model within the Datejust line. Also, during the 6309’s production, the watch became the official watch of the US Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team and took with it the “Thunderbird” nickname that was often used in American Rolex advertising. In roughly 1959, though, the Rolex 1625 Turn-o-Graph was introduced and it was produced until 1977.
When viewed up close, it’s actually a gorgeous piece of finishing that’s often tainted by wear or, somewhat offputtingly, by dirt and grime. The whole thing is cast as one piece in 18-karat gold and, therefore, the numbers are in relief at the tens along with the stick markers at the 5’s. In between, there’s fine ridging that almost makes the whole thing so bright that it’s truly difficult for the eye to take in at once. Yes, there’s that much lighting contrast. Plus, all of these topographic features become collectors of daily detritus and make themselves accessible to dents and dings. This example, as you can see, is really in lovely shape.
The dimensions and specifications of the Rolex GMT-Master II Everose are largely comparable with the Rolex GMT-Master II that we talked about here (new Pepsi). It’s a 40mm diameter watch with bi-directional bezel and the Rolex in-house developed caliber 3235 movement. The bracelet, in this case, is an Oyster bracelet with polished center link (like the one on all other GMT-Master II models except the new Pepsi) with Easylink system and fliplock Oysterclasp. There is little to tell that we haven’t already explained to be honest.
However, the use of Everose gold is new to this model (and the bi-color version) and this, in combination with the black and brown ceramic bezel, makes it a very special watch. Shouldn’t this be yellow gold with a brown dial (perhaps even with some nipple hour markers), I asked myself when looking at the displays of the Rolex booth. Once on the wrist though, I felt that the Rolex GMT-Master II Everose is really easy on the skin: less ‘hard’ than a yellow GMT-Master II would be. Because one of our guys has an earler model and for the sake of comparing, we put it next to the new Rolex GMT-Master II Everose.
My initial enthusiasm was not so big for this model, since it did not have the brown dial and was not made of yellow gold. That said, this disappeared rapidly when I had the chance to try it myself. It’s a well balanced watch, and the use of the brown and black on the bezel matches perfectly with the Everose gold case and bracelet. The gold details also come back in the dial, in the writing of ‘GMT-Master II’ as well as in the indices and hands. Did you also notice the little crown between Swiss and Made? The new Rolex GMT-Master II Pepsi with Jubilee also has this feature.
With this Rolex GMT-Master II Pepsi, the GMT-Master II Bi-color (steel and Everose) and this GMT-Master II Everose, there’s quite an interesting line-up of new variants. Let’s also not forget about the new white gold GMT-Master II Pepsi, with blue dial. Unfortunately we did not have the opportunity to shoot this particular reference. Also good to know is that the Rolex GMT-Master II ‘Batman’ (blue & black bezel) will stay in the collection, despite other rumors in the market. We checked this with Rolex and they confirmed that this model will stay in production.
The Air King made its debut in 1945 as a tribute to British air force pilots of the era. The Air King timepiece was typically regarded as an entry-level Rolex watch with its smaller 34mm size, minimalistic three-handed dial, and more accessible price point. As one of the longest running Rolex collections still in production today, there have been so many different Air King references throughout its history. But we’ll focus on a few of the most popular Air King references in the secondary market, as well as a quick look at the most current version.An early model in the collection, the vintage Air King ref. 5500 launched in 1957 and enjoyed a more than 30-year production run and plenty of variations.
For instance, the mens Rolex stainless steel Air King 5500 housed two different automatic movements—the Caliber 1520 and the Caliber 1530. There are also the mens Rolex two tone Air King 5501 versions, in addition to the gold-plated ref. 5502 and ref. 5506 models. Interestingly, there’s also the Air King ref. 5504 that sported an Explorer case! Additionally, Rolex also made the Air King Date ref. 5700 models for specific markets, which as its name suggests, boasted a date window. In the mid-1970s, Rolex unveiled the Air King ref. 5520—the first gold-filled model of the collection.
Although Rolex is famous for constantly improving their watches, the timepieces tend to maintain the same overall aesthetic throughout the years. In fact, today’s Submariner, GMT Master, and Daytona watches look remarkably similar to those from the 1950s and 1960s. This is part and parcel of the Rolex magic—a signature style that is instantly recognizable. However, this no longer applies to the Air King. In fact, current iterations of the Rolex Air King models look absolutely nothing like preceding models.
The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, introduced in 1963, was designed to meet the demands of professional racing drivers. With its highly reliable chronograph and bezel with tachymetric scale, it allows drivers to perfectly measure average speeds up to 400 kilometres or miles per hour, as they choose. An icon eternally joined in name and function to the high‑performance world of motor sport.
For 2017, Rolex is updating its Daytona line, this time with its gold models. This year, the yellow and white gold Daytona watches will all be getting Cerachrom (Rolex-speak for ceramic) bezels. But, perhaps most surprising of all is that these watches will come not with a traditional Oyster bracelet. Instead, they will come with Rolex’s relatively new Oysterflex strap with an Oysterlock safety clasp. Some love it, some hate it, but there’s clearly a market out there for it.It’s kind of hard to make a statement with a Rolex Daytona that isn’t modified, and that’s a testament to the longevity and desirability of the watch, but these Oysterflex models could present a viable option for these buyers. We first covered this release here, but now have hands-on pictures to give you a better feel for them in person and on the wristFor 2017, Rolex is updating its Daytona line, this time with its gold models. This year, the yellow and white gold Daytona watches will all be getting Cerachrom (Rolex-speak for ceramic) bezels. But, perhaps most surprising of all is that these watches will come not with a traditional Oyster bracelet. Instead, they will come with Rolex’s relatively new Oysterflex strap with an Oysterlock safety clasp. Some love it, some hate it, but there’s clearly a market out there for it.The first watch to have the Oysterflex was the Everose Yacht-Master from 2015. The Oysterflex strap is quite special in that it is not just a rubber or elastomer strap. No, Rolex doesn’t do things the simple way. Instead, a super elastic blade is used and then molded over with elastomer. The aim was to create a strap with the reliability of a metal bracelet and the comfort of an elastomer strap. For the new Daytona watches here, they will also get an Oysterlock safety clasp with the Easylink mechanism that quickly increases the strap length by about 5mm – great for warm days when your wrists expand.
One thing to note about the implementation of the Oysterflex strap is that unlike the Yacht-Master, the Rolex Daytona watches will come with special end links so that there isn’t an unsightly gap between the strap and the case. In addition, whatever misgivings you might have about the strap will be easily forgotten once you put these watches on your wrist. Elastomer is really cool and comfortable on the skin, and Rolex makes it even better by having fins under the strap that create a cushion between the strap and your wrist. This allows for your wrist to expand and contract a bit without making the watch feel too loose or tight. Also, the fins help vent the inner part of the strap on hot days.
The Daytona’s case measures 40 mm in diameter and is made in Rolex’s distinctive Oyster style and has a water-resistance of 100 meters (330 feet). Its water resistance is helped by the use of a winding crown fitted with Rolex’s patented Triplock water-resistance system which screws down securely into the case. The fluted caseback is also (hermetically) screwed down with a special tool exclusive to Rolex watchmakers and the chronopushers also screw down too. A crown guard has been integrated into the case middle which has been machined entirely from a solid block of 950 platinum and has a polished finish and is complimented by a bracelet also in platinum.
One of the Daytona’s signature design elements is the tachymeter bezel which adds to its auto racing persona, used in conjunction with the chronograph it measures average speeds of up to 400 miles(or kilometers) per hour. The tachymeter has engraved numerals and graduations coated with a thin layer of platinum via a PVD, and Rolex’s proprietary Cerachrom material is an extra-hard, corrosion resistant ceramic – Cerachrom is a contraction of the words Ceramic and Chrome.
The “Ice blue ” dial is a colour reserved exclusively for platinum models in particular the Day-Date II. Contrasting the ice blue of the dial the outer scales on the chronograph subdials are made of chestnut brown lacquer which compliment the bezel, they have 18k white gold borders. White gold has also been used for the applied hour markers and hands which have a coating of Chromalight, a luminescent substance with a blue glow that Rolex claims lasts longer than eight hours.
Extremely well-known in the 1940s, the calendar window featuring a date display indicated by a red half-moon-shaped hand as well as a twin day/month apertures makes the black dials Breitling Navitimer 1884 copy watches retro and unique.
For the cheap replica watches, the technical black dial has a small seconds counter at 9 o’clock, which is distinguished by a 24-hour “military time” display that helps the users to distinguish between day and night easily.
Equipped with the classic 1952 aviation slide rule, the silver hands fake Breitling watches are powered by high-performance Breitling 21 self-winding movements. Completed by black rubber straps matching the color of dial or steel bracelets echoing the material of the case, these timepieces are powerful tools at any place.
All in all, I am really impressed and satisfied with this Replica Breitling Navitimer 01. Of all the replica Breitling watches, I could not have selected a better model. This is a noticeable watch having a “bling” look, the complementary black and silvery white dial provides the watch with the feel of a unique time machine. For your Breitling replicas for sale buying guide, in case you desire a classic pilot watch having real strong history, the Replica Breitling Navitimer 01 watch has to feature at the top of your list. You are actually buying a superb watch with real pedigree and a brand with unquestionable dedication and passion to aviation.
The 2018 Couture luxury-watch-and-jewelry show kicked off in Las Vegas today, and WatchTime is on the scene to cover highlights from the array of timepieces being shown there, some being seen in the U.S.A. for the very first time after their launches at Baselworld or SIHH, others all-new releases rolled out since the two Swiss watch fairs. One of the former is the new Longines USA Exclusive HydroConquest, which we glimpsed unofficially in Basel but can now offer a full reveal on as the models make their official debut.
The collection, an extension of Longines’ popular HydroConquest series of sporty dive watches, consists of three editions, all sold exclusively in the United States and limited to 1,000 pieces, which feature subtle American-inspired detailing. The color options range from traditional stainless steel to stainless steel with a black or gray PVD coating. The dials come in sunray-finished black, gray, or bright blue, with red indexes, a small “USA” script in the bottom right corner, and a luminous 50 in the upper left corner of the bezel in honor of the 50 states of America.
For divers, the important information is that the watch boasts a 300-meter water resistance, a ceramic unidirectional bezel, anti-reflective coating on the crystal and the choice between a NATO strap or a stainless steel bracelet with the integrated divers’ extension. The Super-LumiNova-coated hands and hour markers contrast starkly with the dials; the date appears in a window at 3 o’clock.
Where the GMT-Master on the right (ref.16758) shows the old style case, in gold, and the brown dial with nipple hour markers, you almost think the new Rolex GMT-Master II Everose gold is much bigger. The lugs are beefier, but the diameter is exactly the same at 40mm. The brown color is different from the vintage GMT-Master, and has more a cappuccino color on the new reference 126715CHNR. The bezel with its two-colour brown and black Cerachrom insert in ceramic, engraved numerals and graduations, works like a charm. The current mechanism feels much nicer and better engineered than the bezels from the old days. The color scheme of the new Rolex GMT-Master II Everose is very nice, but miles away from the former brown dialed (and bezel) GMT-Master model.
The image below shows the difference in thickness as well as a good demonstration of how different the gold tones are. The new Rolex GMT-Master II Everose has, of course, a Triplock crown to ensure water resistance (up to 10ATM).
My initial enthusiasm was not so big for this model, since it did not have the brown dial and was not made of yellow gold. That said, this disappeared rapidly when I had the chance to try it myself. It’s a well balanced watch, and the use of the brown and black on the bezel matches perfectly with the Everose gold case and bracelet. The gold details also come back in the dial, in the writing of ‘GMT-Master II’ as well as in the indices and hands. Did you also notice the little crown between Swiss and Made? The new <strong>Rolex GMT-Master II Pepsi with Jubilee also has this feature.