Online watch retailing was one of the main topics of discussion at Baselworld this year, …
The term “metallic glass” conjures up the image of a trans- parent and brittle type of glass. In this instance “metallic” is the more significant part of the name. This is a type of alloy in which the main ingredient when it comes to watch industry applications is zirconium, also a metal. What distinguishes these alloys is their structure that is amorphous (like glass, hence the name). The atoms composing them are not organized, but instead disordered, thereby endowing them with deformable, shock-absorbent and unbreakable properties that are particularly precious in watchmaking. The case of the Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 BMG-TECHT 3 Days Automatic – 47mm is entirely composed of this Bulk Metallic Glass (BMG) alloy containing zirconium, aluminum, titanium, copper and nickel. It is stainless, abrasion-resistant and virtually impervious to magnetism. There are dozens of metallic glass variants, all very complex in terms of their composition. Breguet uses a disk composed of this material in its Musicale model, vibrating within this music-box watch that is triggered at a set time.
There are a range of unique details about the watch that I like. For example, you’ll find a ruby crystal in one of those pushers (what I believe is for the chronograph), in addition to a lapis lazuli background for the moon phase indicator. The dial also needs to be amazingly three-dimensional in its appearance, and overall quite bold to behold.Roger Dubuis further says that for the person who buys the Hommage Millesime view, they can create custom links for the 18k gold pocket watch chain. These custom hyperlinks may have special engravings on text or them. Yet more, this bit special Roger Dubuis Watches With Price Replica Hommage Millesime will exist as a one-of-a-kind production produced as the first of its type in a new series which will exist as a new “vintage restoration project” annually. The Roger Dubuis Hommage Millesime pocket view will further be exclusively available at the Roger Dubuis boutique in Geneva (starting July 2015) and the cost is $892,500. The event is intended to raise cash for a medical charity, to which 100% of the proceeds go. Every one of the watches filed are completely unique and contributed by the participating brands. People get very interested in the results, since it isn’t only a indication of the economy when it comes to Monaco’s wealthy elite (and many others), but also the interest people have in particular brands and versions. The entire yield of Just Watch 2013 has been 5,066,000 Euros (most of that is thanks to a single opinion).For 2013 there have been some significant winners and losers. All the lots sold of course, with a few going over estimate, and a few below estimate. Most of the lots however sold within the estimated price, and those aren’t covered in this report. So let us take a look at the significant winners and winners of the 2013 Just Watch auction. This article is only going to cover pick a lot, and for a complete list of all of the watches which were up for auction you can see our original Just Watch 2013 article here.Scattered in this guide and in the picture gallery below are a few images from Roger Dubuis’ 2012 advertisement campaign for the Excalibur collection. I don’t understand who they hired for this and other advertisements, but when I watched them I was like “whoa…!” With a name such as “Excalibur” it is not surprising that they would take a fantasy-style medieval strategy to the art for the advertisements.
Free from lubricants
Another major innovation, by Panerai, the LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days – 49mm, is equipped with a movement made from tantalum carbide, a ceramic in which carbon serves as a solid lubricant. The gear-train pivots turn without friction. Teamed with an escapement made of silicon and synthetic diamond (carbon strikes again), it enables Caliber P.3001/C to do entirely without any liquid lubricant – to the point where, based on a tried and tested movement structure, the watch is guaranteed for a cool 50 years !
Free from scratches
Roger Dubuis enjoys exclusive watch industry use of cobalt chrome, an alloy produced using the extremely rare Micro-Melt® technology and typically used for Formula 1 racing car exhaust pipes due to its exceptional shock- and corrosion-resistance. Another advantage is its excellent capacity to reflect light, thereby giving it an extremely luminous appearance. Its highly complex manufacturing process involves melting and pulverizing the metal by a high-pressure stream of gas in order to create a fine powder composed of micro-particles with an extremely homogeneous diameter. They are then re-melted to achieve maximum density by eliminating the micro-spaces between the atoms, thereby endowing the alloy with its various resistance properties.
Free from excessive weight
Carbon is the fundamental atom of the living world, so it is quite logically polymorphous, like living beings. It was discovered in the form of graphene by two researchers from the University of Manchester, earning them the Nobel Prize for Physics. Richard Mille uses it in its new RM 50-03 via its new partner McLaren. A major consumer of ultra high-performance composites, the car manufacturer contributed to impregnating 600 layers of TPT carbon – a material already used by Richard Mille in conjunction with its North Thin Ply Technology partner – with supercharged resin containing graphene, to form the bezel and caseback. The result is Graph TPT, a nanomaterial six times lighter than steel yet 200 times more resistant. This split-seconds tourbillon chronograph has a 7-gram movement within an overall 40-gram watch. Once again, materials innovation delivers tangible benefits on the wrist.