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  2. 5 Surprising Things We Learned About The Rolex GMT

    5 Surprising Things We Learned About The Rolex GMT

    Introduction Rolex GMT is a grail watch of world travelers, who frequently set off intercontinental journeys for personal or professional reasons. A hot favorite of secondary and vintage markets, this timepiece enjoys an illustrious history that dates back to the 1950s. Since its induction in 1955, the rolex gmt family has evolved to produce a number of watchmaking icons highly sought-after by fine watch enthusiasts around the world. In this article, we will discuss about five amazing things in connection with the iconic GMT wristwatch. (1) Difference between GMT Master and GMT Master II When Rolex launched its GMT watch in 1955, it heralded a new era in the history of watchmaking. Specially created for aviators who operate long-haul flights, the first generation of this family is known as GMT Master. The special features include an Oyster case with external rotating bezel, and a self-winding movement with a date at 3 o’clock and an additional hour hand for displaying GMT. The rolex gmt master watches were produced from 1955 to the early 1990s. The last model to be released from the GMT Master series was reference 16700, which was introduced in 1989. The historical references from this prestigious wristwatch family are in high-demand in the vintage watch singapore market. Image Source: rolex.com/ The second generation of the GMT family was born in the 1980s after the company developed a new self-winding movement (caliber 3085) with an independently adjustable GMT hand. The first timepiece from the Rolex GMT Master II family (reference 16760) was launched in 1983. The most recent model in the present generation is Reference 126720 VTNR, the left hander’s version unveiled at this year’s “Watches and Wonders” event. All GMT Master II models introduced since 2015 are equipped with the Calibre 3285, which is more advanced and energy efficient. The most fundamental difference between the above two generations is the type of GMT mechanism used with the movements. The Master II series features independently adjustable 24-H hand that allows the watch to indicate three time-zones. In comparison, GMT master models feature a non-independent 24-H hand (which moves when you adjust the hour hand) thus display only two time-zones. (2) GMT Bezel The graduated 24-hour bezel is a signature feature of Rolex GMT watches. Majority of the models from this distinguished watch family feature dual-tone bezel for differentiating between the day (0600 to 1800) and night (1800 to 0600) on the 24-H scale of the bi-directional rotating bezel. The popular two-color themes include Blue & Red, Black & Red, Black & Blue and Black & Green. Initially, the company used Bakelite for manufacturing two-tone bezel-inserts. In the late 1950s, Rolex began equipping its GMT watches with aluminium bezels. The brand also offered their customers to replace Bakelite bezels of their wristwatches with more durable aluminium counterparts. Rare to find, the first generation GMT master models with the original Bakelite bezels are thus highly sought-after by rolex vintage watch collectors. In 2005, Rolex introduced the Cerachrom bezel-insert for the GMT Master II series with the 50th-anniversary white gold edition. This specially developed ceramic material is highly corrosion-resistant, scratch-proof and UV-resistant. The early generation Cerachrom bezel-inserts were single-toned. In 2013, the first GMT watch with a bi-color Cerachrom bezel-insert was launched. As of now, all the new GMT Master II models feature dual-tone bezels made of Cerachrom ceramic material. ROLEX GMT Master II 116710 LN The brand also used monotone bezels in some models. For example, the rolex gmt master ii black in steel (116710LN) features an all black bezel and a matching color dial. (3) Nicknames Most Rolex GMT watches come with interesting nicknames, from the popular Pepsi to the newly launched Sprite.  ROLEX GMT-Master II 1671016710 Black Red COKE The main inspiration for these names is the color theme of the particular model. For example, the rolex gmt pepsi name came from the dual tone “Blue and Red” bezel evoking the bottle cap of the famous American soft drink brand. The very first Rolex GMT watch featured the so-called Pepsi color bezel. Similarly, the GMT model with a “Black & Red” bezel is called Coke because it reminds us the signature color theme of Coca Cola. Another interesting designation is rolex gmt root beer, which features a distinct “black and brown” bezel combination evoking the color of a traditional North American soft drink made using the root bark of the sassafras tree. ROLEX GMT Master II 126710BLNR-0003 The rolex gmt batman got its name from its “black and blue” bezel theme reminiscent of distinctive costume of DC Comics’ fictional superhero Batman. There is a Batgirl too. Introduced in 2019, the GMT Master II 126710 BLNR is known as Batgirl. Sprite is the nickname given to the newly released “black and green” GMT Master II watch with the crown on the left side. (4) Weekend-proof Autonomy It usually refers to mechanical timepieces with longer power reserve so that the wearer can unworn the wristwatch on a Friday evening and worn it back on again on Monday morning without winding the movement. All the new GMT Master II models are equipped with the Manufacture Calibre 3285. Featuring the state-of-the-art Chronergy escapement, this self-winding movement has a power reserve of 70 hours, making the timepiece a truly weekend-proof watch. (5) Dials ROLEX GMT Master II 126719BLRO Although an eminently desirable wristwatch, the rolex gmt master ii is available in limited choice of dials. The frequently used dial colors are black, blue and green. The Oystersteel models usually come with black dials. The 18K white gold reference 126719BLRO-0002 is the only GMT Master II model with a meteorite dial. Summary Thanks to its illustrious history and astonishing features, Rolex GMT watch is a hot favorite of fine horology enthusiasts and seasoned timepiece collectors. ROLEX GMT Master II 126710blro-0002 The rolex gmt master ii price singapore for new models like 126710BLRO-0002 (Oyster steel case with Pepsi bezel and black dial) is approximately S$ 14,000 in the primary market. But due to its waiting list and excessive demand, the cost of Oystersteel versions goes above S$ 30K in the secondary market. The Everose gold and 18K white gold GMT Master II models have retail prices higher than S$ 50,000. The selling prices of vintage rolex GMT models are also exceptionally high due to roaring demand from passionate watch collectors. The first-generation references like 6542 (the first GMT master) and 1675 usually sell above S$ 20K in the vintage rolex singapore market. 

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  4. 10 Watches You’ll Need on Your Wedding Day

    10 Watches You’ll Need on Your Wedding Day

    Introduction Marriage is the most memorable ceremony in your life. It represents an enduring union of mutual love, commitment and care. Traditionally, we chose to wear the most proper outfits on this auspicious occasion. Just like the elegant dresses and jewellery, watches also play important role on your wedding day. In this article, we are highlighting ten wedding day timepieces from different price ranges. (1) Rolex Day-date 40 ROLEX Day-Date 40 228348RBR-0002G Rolex Day-date is one of the most admired classic luxury dress watches ever made. Available only in precious metals (18K gold or platinum), this fine watchmaking masterpiece is an ideal to wear on your wedding day watch if you are ready to splurge above 50K Singapore Dollars. The most eye-catching features of this timepiece are the fully spelt weekday display at 12 o’clock and the Cyclops date window at 3 o’clock. Two bezel options are available: fluted or gem-set. This iconic watch traditionally comes with the so-called president bracelet. Depending on your budget, you may choose a Rolex Day-date 40 model in gold (yellow, white or Everose) or platinum. They come with dial choices like black, bright blue, cool blue, champagne, green, olive-green, sun-dust, meteorite, white, diamond-paved and etc. They feature in-house self-winding mechanical movements with 70 hour power reserve.  (2) Chopard L.U.C XPS CHOPARD L.U.C. XPS 161948-5001 L.U.C XPS is a quintessential classic dress watch from the House of Chopard. Elegantly designed, this 40mm automatic chopard watch is an ideal accessory for wearing on your wedding day. Available in Ethical rose or white gold, stainless steel and platinum versions, this precious timekeeper is driven by a chronometer-certified automatic movement from the brand’s L.U.C calibre series. The graciousness of L.U.C XPS will perfectly harmonize with the most precious moments in your life. It features minimalistic yet graceful dial design employing hours and minutes on the centre and the small-seconds counter just above the 6 o’clock hour-marker. Equipped with the L.U.C Twin Barrel Technology, the movement provides an exceptional autonomy of 65 hours. The series also offers glittering diamond chopard watch models with gem-set bezels. The brand is also proposing various strap choices – metal bracelet, calf-skin or alligator – so that you can find an ideal timepiece to pair with your wedding attire. The iconic Swiss Maison has been renowned worldwide for its premium timepieces and glamorous jewellery creations. The chopard singapore price range of L.U.C XPS starts approximately at S$12,700 for the stainless steel model, S$25,800 each for ethical gold versions, S$41,900 for the platinum variant and above S$50,000 each for diamond-set watches. (3) Piaget Altiplano Automatic 40mm Image Source: piaget.com/ Named after the breathtaking Andean Plateau in the Latin America, Altiplano is one of the best-selling Piaget watches. These elegant and luxurious timekeepers are traditionally made of precious metals like 18K gold and platinum. They are also available in gem-set versions, watches with exotic dials (gem-stone, miniature-painted and etc.), skeleton timepieces and complication models. The Swiss Maison has been recognized globally for its dual expertise: Jewellery and Watchmaking. And, known for its ultra-thin elegance, Altiplano is a superb choice as accessory to wear on your wedding day. This series offers various case sizes, ranging from 34mm to 42mm. As 40mm is a widely accepted dimension for a ceremonial dress watch, we are recommending an elegant Altiplano automatic: G0A45400 in rose gold and G0A45402 in white gold. Equipped with the Piaget 1205P1 ultra-thin self-winding mechanical movement, this 40mm watch displays hour, minute, small seconds and date. The ultra-thin case with a mere 6.36 mm thickness provides optimum comfort. The 18K Altiplano automatic 40mm model is also available in gem-set versions featuring diamond-set bezels. The Piaget Singapore price range of this wedding watch for men is S$37,500 to S$54,000.  (4) Girard Perregaux 1966 Automatic GIRARD-PERREGAUX 1966 49555-11-131-BB60 One of the oldest traditional fine watchmaking houses in Switzerland, Girard Perregaux has been known for its iconic creations like the Tourbillon with Three Bridges and the Constant Escapement LM. The La Chaux-de-Fonds based brand’s 1966 is an elegant dress watch series inspired by the 1960s designs. From the extensive GP 1966 family, we suggest the 40mm automatic model as wearing on your wedding day watch. This elegant timepiece accurately reflects the classic watchmaking excellence of the iconic Swiss manufacture. Equipped with the meticulously decorated Calibre GP3300, this self-winding wristwatch displays the hour, minute, centre seconds and date. It is available in stainless steel and 18K gold versions, featuring very thin round case with polished finishing and soft, curved lines. The approximate girard perregaux singapore price range of GP 1966 Automatic watch is S$12,000 to S$28,000.  (5) Tag Heuer Carrera Automatic 39mm & 41mm TAG HEUER Carrera WBN2111.BA0639 Although a sports-oriented brand, Tag Heuer also produces classic dress watches. For example, the Carrera series offers number of well-designed formal timepieces suitable for ceremonial occasions like wearing on your wedding day. The tag heuer carrera automatic watches with day or day-date are great for ceremonial occasions. To begin with, the Day version measures 39mm and the Day-Date model comes with 41mm case. These stainless steel watches fuse classic elegance with sporty and contemporary styles, making them suitable for modern wedding dresses. The 39mm tag heuer watch is equipped with the Calibre 5 automatic movement with a date display at 6 o’clock. In its 41mm diameter case, the Day-Date model houses the Calibre 5 displaying day and date functions at 3 o’clock. Both versions are currently available in black, blue or silvered dial colors. They come with alligator straps or steel bracelets. The tag heuer singapore price range of these timepieces is S$3,500 to S$4,500.  (6) Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M OMEGA Aqua Terra 220.10.41.21.02.002 Omega produces an extensive range of luxury dress watches from its flagship families like Constellation and De Ville. These collections also offer a great selection of wedding watches. But if you want to dress up in a dapper James Bond style in your marriage ceremony, the Aqua Terra series from the prestigious omega seamaster family would be the best choice.  The Aqua Terra 150M watches for men are available in various materials (Steel, Gold, Steel with Gold and Titanium), with diameters ranging from 38mm to 43mm. The 41mm Automatic Master Chronometer Small Seconds model is a great timepiece to be pair with your outfit on your wedding day. This omega watch is currently available in stainless steel and 18K Sedna gold versions, fitted with a matching metal bracelet or rubber strap. Adorned with the attractive horizontal motif, the dial boasts a small subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock for displaying the seconds and date. The Singapore retail price range of this self-winding watch is S$8,000 to S$46,000. The 41mm Aqua Terra 150M is also available with a centre seconds hand. The collection additionally offers 38mm and 41.5mm formal dress watch models with similar features.  (7) Junghans Meister Classic  JUNGHANS Max Bill 041/4562.04 Junghans is a German watchmaking enterprise with an illustrious history dating back to 1861. The brand has been known for its Bauhaus design inspired timepieces proudly bearing the Made in Germany label. Its creations are ideal if you are planning for a minimalistic style on your wedding day. Meister Classic is a classic junghans watch that seamlessly combines timeless elegance with admirable simplicity. This 1950s inspired model stands out with classic round case with slender bezel and a minimalistic dial displaying three centre hands and a discreet date window at 3 o’clock. The self-winding movement provides 42 hours of power reserve. This timepiece is available in a 38.4mm diameter case in steel or gold-PVD. The junghans singapore price range this affordable for wearing on your wedding day watch is S$1,800 to S$2,300.  (8) Oris Artelier Date Automatic  ORIS Artelier Date 01 733 7721 4051-07 5 21 64FC The Artelier is a remarkable collection of classic oris watches created for formal style. The automatic 40mm Date watch from this series is an ideal timepiece to pair with outfit on your wedding day. This elegant wristwatch for men is equipped with the Oris 733 (base SW 200-1) self-winding movement. Available in blue, grey or silver color, the guilloche pattern dial hosts three centre hands and a small date window at 6 o’clock. The Artelier Date Automatic model comes with an alligator leather strap or metal bracelet. The approximate oris singapore selling price range of this timepiece is S$2,400 to S$2,700.  (9) Longines Présence LONGINES Présence L47901597 This classic dress watch series is ideal for those men with small wrist size. Made of stainless steel and available with full gold PVD or dual-tone finish, the elegant case measures 38.50mm. An entry level luxury watch, Longines Présence is a great choice for formal functions including the marriage. It houses a self-winding movement with a 72-hour power reserve. The easy to read dial hosts slender hands, elongated baton indices or Roman numerals, and a date window at 3 o’ clock. Its price range is S$1,500 to S$2,500.  (10) Bulova Classic Automatic BULOVA Classic Automatic 97A136 Bulova’s Classic collection offers an extensive selection of men’s dress mechanical and quartz watches in various materials, case sizes and functions. From this range, we invite your attention to the 42mm classic automatic model with day and date indications. It is an affordable option for wearing on your wedding day timepiece. This bulova watch is available in steel and gold-toned versions. Featuring a black or silver dial, it stands out with the iconic tuning fork logo at 12 o’clock and long baton indexes. Rated for a power reserve of 40 hours, the Japanese self-winding movement drives three centre hands and the day-date functions. The bulova singapore price range of the classic automatic day date watch is S$350 to S$500.

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  5. A Closer Look at the Girard Perregaux

    A Closer Look at the Girard Perregaux

    Being one of the oldest Swiss watch brands, Girard Perregaux, is not satisfied just sustaining its status, but keeps on striving for breakthroughs and innovations. Just recently in 2021 the brand took its first attempt collaborating with the Aston Martin F1 team and released a few contemporary models.  This historical brand may not be as high profile as other gigantic names such as Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet, but we should have already acknowledged Girard Perregaux‘s history and legacy. Yet we probably are not aware of its recent successes, let’s take a closer look at this esteemed brand’s story and popular models.  History and Brand Story of Girard Perregaux The roots of Girard Perregaux can be traced back to the year 1791 when watchmaker Jean-François Bautte signed his first watches in Geneva. Since then the company had proudly been manufacturing watches fully in house from the watch engineering to hand-polishing of every piece.  GIRARD-PERREGAUX Laureato 81065-21-491-FH6A This Maison of Jean-François Bautte of Geneva was later acquired by the Girard-Perregaux company, which is how we know it today, in 1906. The original Girard Perregaux was founded by Constant Girard under his own name in 1852, and after he married Marie Perregaux, he changed the company name as of today’s, Girard Perregaux, in 1956. From that time 1906, the Bautte Company merged with Girard-Perregaux onward, the brand had taken the lead in the world of haute horology.  For over the century, the brand has generated a number of patents and unveiled some of the most complicated masterpieces of that time. Been through the influence of the quartz crisis, Girard Perregaux further reinforced its position in the high end mechanical watch industry.  GIRARD-PERREGAUX Girard Perregaux 49590-39-612-BB6B In the late 1980s, Girard-Perregaux was acquired by the Swiss Sowind Group and 30 years later the Sowind Group has become a subsidiary of the French luxury Corporation, the Kering Group. Transferred to the Kering Group’s umbrella, this Swiss watchmaker has continued to grow and expand its influence in the high end watch market. Amongst the global market that have been desiring the watches from Girard Perregaux Singapore market is especially active.  Popular Girard Perregaux Watches Compared to other watch brands, Girard Perregaux has been focusing on creating masterpieces with elaborate complications. These Girard Perregaux watches are all made in-house in the brand’s La-Chaux-de-Fonds facilities, including its legendary Tourbillon models. Within the GP watch family, there is a wide range of styles such as elegant dress watch line Girard Perregaux 1966, Vintage 1945 and Haute Horlogerie, the world clock model WW.T.C which refers to worldwide time control, as well as its innovative and sports watches Laureato, the diving watch Sea Hawk, the digital watch Casquette, etc.  Girard Perregaux Tourbillon with three gold bridges Being what the brand is well recognised for, its tourbillons with three gold bridges are the flagship model of the brand. The GP tourbillon holds the brand’s core value and legacy and furthermore, has brought incredible fame and honor to the brand by winning numerous international awards.  Image Source: girard-perregaux.com/ Early in 1884, The design of the “Tourbillon with three gold bridges” movement was already patented by Constant Girard in the United States. With a dedicated design in the form of parallel arrows, the movement performed incredibly while at the same time functioning and decorating the watch. In 1889, the Girard Perregaux Tourbillon with three gold bridge was awarded the gold prize at Paris’ Universal Exposition. For these decades, its famed tourbillon has already become a versatile collection that houses a number of exceptional luxury mechanical watches that many watch collectors have dreamt for.  Girard Perregaux 1966 GIRARD-PERREGAUX 1966 49555-11-131-BB60 As suggested by its name, the Girard-Perregaux 1966 consists of watches which have taken inspiration from the design aesthetics of the 1960s. including not only a very elegant three-hand watch, but also the so-called “Fleming-Watch” with full calendar and moon-phase indication. In 2012, Girard Perregaux released some updated versions, the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Full Calendar version and a 1966 Chronograph model, which has garnered another wave of admiration amongst the Gp watch collectors. These 42 mm GP watches for men have been taken into account as a new grand classic of the brand. Girard Perregaux Laureato First launched in 1975, the GP Laureato is always associated with Patek Philippe’s Nautilus and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak which were both born in the same period of time. They were considered as the three most memorable models while featuring the same integrated bracelet and octagonal bezels. Although it is less famous than the other two in the mass market, the Girard Perregaux Laureato has also collected a considerable group of supporters as a sought-after model in the family.  GIRARD-PERREGAUX Laureato 81020-11-631-11A While most of the Laureato models featured quartz movements in the 1980s, the brand started to place in-house automatic movements in the Laureato watch in 1995 at the collection’s 20th anniversary. Seeing the high popularity of GP Laureato, the brand released a few updated models and expanded the collection with a sportier Laureato Evo3 model In 2005, and a re-designed version in 2016 for the brand’s 225th anniversary. The 2016 Laureato is equipped with the advanced in-house GP 3300 movement that impressed many watch experts.  At the moment, the current collection is offering a wide range of variations in different case metals including gold, titanium, steel and ceramic, along with dial colors such as blue, black or silver hobnail-pattern (“Clou de Paris”) dial have joined the Laureato collection. There is even a version with a sapphire case, the Laureato Absolute Light, launched in 2020. Special Girard Perregaux Aston Martin Editions  In 2021, Girard-Perregaux formed a partnership with Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula 1 Team and became its Official Timekeeper Partner. The watch brand released three special edition models under its most popular collections, to honor this partnership. They are a Aston Martin Edition tourbillon version with Three Flying Bridges, a Laureato Chronograph Aston Martin Edition as well as, another Laureato Absolute Chronograph in Aston Martin F1 Edition. Girard Perregaux Casquette 2.0 Image Source: girard-perregaux.com/ The original GP Casquette was first introduced as the brand’s innovative quartz watch in production from 1976 to 1978 in 8200 pieces. Actually the digital-display quartz watch was first invented in 1970 by American watch company Hamilton and in the following years renowned watchmakers from Europe and Asia had also presented their own digital watch. And the Girard Perregaux Casquette reference 9931 was one of the most memorable pieces.  Early in March 2021, the brand again revived this sci-fi aerodynamic design and relaunched the Casquette 2.0. Coming up with the updated ceramic and Grade 5 titanium cases, this surprising comeback has again made a hot topic among the market.  Historical yet always strive for innovation, Girard Perregaux is a well esteemed brand that deserve a place in your collection. 

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  6. Watches Worn in Tom Cruise Movies

    Watches Worn in Tom Cruise Movies

    Introduction To ensure originality of the stories of a film and its characters, movie professionals carry out a lot of research and study. Before filming, they have to find the appropriate dress designs, vehicles, wristwatches and other gadgets to suit every character. While selecting watches, particular attention is required to precisely match with the nature of characters and the specific timeline of events portrayed in the movie. We often observe the specific make and type of watches worn by the leading actors in the films. Most of the film stars naturally possess impressive inventory of timepieces. The onscreen characters played by them also show off watches for promoting the brand they represent or to highlight a particular era related to the story. In this article, we emphasize on various wristwatches worn by leading actors in popular tom cruise movies. Tom Cruise is one of the most versatile Hollywood actors. Debuted in the 1981 movie The Endless Love, Cruise is one of the world’s highest rewarded actors. Appeared in more than the 50 Hollywood films, he is also one of the highest-grossing box office stars of all time. His most popular Tom Cruise movies are Top Gun, Rain Man, Minority Report, Edge of Tomorrow, Collateral, Jerry Maguire, Risky Business, Vanilla Sky and Mission Impossible sequels. In April 2022, the long-awaited Top Gun: Maverick was premiered. It is the second highest grossing film of this year. Tom Cruise Movies: Mission Impossible  Tom Cruise Movies ‘s Mission Impossible series of action spy movies are popular all over the world. The first film in this successful franchise was released in 1996. Cruise plays the role of a fictional spy agent named Ethan Hunt and so far six Mission Impossible films have been released. It is worth to note that these flicks show off a number of tom cruise watches, ranging from the mighty Casio G Shock to Tudor. Image source: g-shock.co.uk/ In the first Mission Impossible movie, Ethan Hunt (played by Tom Cruise) appears with a casio g shock DW-290-1V watch. This iconic model features a robust case with 200 meter water resistance, resin band, and an illuminated digital display offering functions like day, date, month, alarms and stop watch. Image source: g-shock.co.uk/ The Mission Impossible II was released in 2000, and Cruise chose to wear a casio g shock dw-6900 model for this sequel. This casual sports watch was introduced in 1995 as the first 6900 series model. Shock-proof and 200m water-resistant, it features Resin case and band, Illuminated digital display, mineral crystal glass and a multitude of utilitarian functions like calendar (day, date and month), stop watch, countdown timer, alarms and flash alerts.   In 2006, the third Mission Impossible sequel was premiered. In this film, Casio G-Shock MTG-910D was used. This solar-power G-shock watch is water resistant up to 200 meters and offers functionalities like day, date, month, world time, multiple alarms and stopwatch. It has an illuminated digital display and a solar-powered battery that can hold the energy for longer durations. Introduced in the 1980s, G-shock is one of the best-selling wristwatches in the world. Popularly known for its extreme shock-resistant properties, this global brand has transformed people’s outlook about watches. These budget-friendly timekeepers are suitable for comprehensive range of activities. The casio g-shock singapore price range is S$150 to S$6,000. ROLEX Submariner 116613 LN-97203 In the fourth sequel (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, 2011) Tom Cruise wore a tudor heritage chrono watch model. This automatic chronograph features a 42mm diameter stainless steel case, grey-dial with black counters, and black bi-directional rotating bezel. In this movie, William Brandt (played by Jeremy Renner) appears with a Rolex Submariner. The fifth sequel (Mission Impossible 5 – Rogue Nation) was released in 2015. In this film, Simon Pegg, who played the role of IMF technical field agent Benji Dunn wore a tissot t touch expert solar watch. Introduced in 1999, the Tissot T Touch is a tactile sports watch. It comes loaded with multiple functions like altimeter, barometer, thermo meter, compass, alarm, chronograph and etc. Tom Cruise Movies: Top Gun: Maverick Released in 1986, Top Gun is one of the most acclaimed Hollywood films. This award-winning movie portrays the story of naval combat pilots, and Tom Cruise played the role of LT Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. In that Tom Cruise movies, he chose to wear a black Porsche Design Chronograph made by Swiss watch brand Orfina. This timepiece was designed by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, best known for the first Porsche 911. IWC Pilot IW327001 TOP GUN typically refers to the United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program (SFTI program), conducted by at Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada. This prestigious combat-aviation training was made famous by the eponymous film. Interestingly, Swiss luxury watch brand IWC produces a series of wristwatches named after the elite institution. Since 2007, the Schaffhausen has been making aviation timepieces for the US Navy as an official licensee. Among the IWC Top Gun watches, some models are created exclusively for the instructors and graduates of the prestigious SFTI course. In the Top Gun: Maverick movie, Tom Cruise opted to wear the same model of the timepiece appeared in the 1986 film: An Orfina made Porsche Design Chronograph. In this record-breaking sequel the real IWC Top Gun watches also appear, mostly with supporting actors like Lewis Pullman and Miles Teller. Other Tom Cruise movies Released in 1988, Rain Man is a multiple award-winning film. In this Tom Cruise movies, he chose to wear rolex day date president watch featuring 18K yellow gold case and champagne dial. One of the most admired luxury dress watches ever made, rolex day date stands out with its impeccable style enhanced with fluted bezel design, fully-spelt day display at 12 o’ clock and the date indication below the Cyclops lens window at 3 o’clock. IWC Ingenieur IW380802 In the 2001 film Vanilla Sky, Tom Cruise movies he chose to wear a pilot watch manufactured by IWC Schaffhausen. This model, known as iwc mark xv, was introduced in 1999 with a 38mm diameter stainless steel case and the IWC 37524 self-winding calibre.The Tom Cruise movies in the 2004 neo-noir action thriller Collateral, Tom Cruise wore an IWC Ingenieur automatic wristwatch. The Ingenieur collection from the Schaffhausen based manufacture has been renowned for excellent reliability, robustness and outstanding anti-magnetic properties. Tropic Thunder is one of the Tom Cruise movies action comedy film released in 2008. In this movie, Les Grossman (played by Tom Cruise) appears with a Panerai Luminor GMT model.

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  7. The Beginner’s Guide to Maserati Watch

    The Beginner’s Guide to Maserati Watch

    We actually don’t need to be a car enthusiast to know about the luxury vehicle brand Maserati and its flashy racing cars. Yet do you have some ideas about its watches? Lately in the high end fashion world, people are starting to notice the Maserati watches for their sleek design and relatively high quality.  How Maserati Started to Make Watches Maserati should be one of a few brands that require no introduction to most people in the world. Ever since its establishment in 1914, by the Maserati brothers in Bologna Italy, this Italian luxury brand has gained massive success and fame with its high-performing Formula 1 and GT as well as luxury road automobiles.  Upholding their rich heritage, its signature Trident Maserati logo has represented extravagance and status. Every product carrying its mark is also presented with the brand’s pride and quality. In addition to their overwhelmingly desired sports cars, Maserati has expanded their market with a series of well crafted timepieces for both modern men and women, offering a full look of Maserati style.  This highly-esteemed and award-winning giant skillfully makes use of its superior Italian design aesthetics and engineering, and incorporates them into their own timepieces. Featuring cutting edge designs, promising quality and budget friendly price range, the Maserati watch has captivated the hearts of both Maserati supporters and also racing watch enthusiasts who are willing to enjoy the legacy of the brand.  The production of Maserati watches began in 2012 when the brand formed a partnership with the renowned Italian watchmaker, Morellato. Facilitating Maserati’s journey in the watchmaking industry, the experienced watch manufacturer Morellato has been using its expertise to help Maserati develop and assemble their iconic watches as well as to build its name in the global watch market.  Today, Maserati is now half-owned by a Dutch corporation, the Stellantis N.V. group. And under its leadership, the brand continues to produce both quality luxury watches for men and women at an affordable package. Does the Maserati Watch Worth Buying?  You would probably ask this question since Marerati is known for its mastery of motorsports but not watchmaking, Well it is understandable as the brand is not even making the watches itself. However in my point of view it is actually quite an acceptable deal at such fair pricing for motorsports or car lovers.  In terms of design, the brand’s pure Italian artistry and distinct aesthetic are proficiently showcased in their notable watch collections. Their Sport and Lifestyle series both offer sporty and smart looking watches with flashy lavish appearances. On the other hand, their Classic and Design lineups are housing refined dressy and stylish watches that cater the needs of all watch collectors.  MASERATI Competizione R8853100012 These Maserati watches are also fairly well crafted that sustain the reputation of the brand. They are made from quality stainless steel in a range of dial color options such as silver, black, gold, or gunmetal, pairing with matching bracelets or dark leather straps.  Inside the case, the watch is fitted with reliable outsourced movements ranging from automatic, quartz or solar-powered calibers, from Switzerland and Japan. These robust watches are equipped with sturdy protective mineral crystals covering the dial. Some of these notable models even feature open-heart skeleton dials which reflects the brand’s sophisticated attention to details.  Moreover, the strategy of its price range is another attractiveness while delivering such design, quality as well as the legacy of the brand. For a Maserati watch, the Singapore market is usually selling at a range around S$200 to S$500. So if you need a reliable and affordable fashion watch that carries a huge brand name to turn heads, a Maserati watch has got you covered. Features of Maserati Watch Models MASERATI Potenza R8851108007 To this date, Maserati has already kept a versatile collection offering an impressive selection of fashion watches. With “Motorsports” being the core theme of its design, there are various collections available ranging from classic to sporty. Basically the brand has splitted its watches into four main categories: Sports, Classic, Design and Lifestyle.  As a racing automobile brand, its sporty watches are the most sought-after models from the Maserati watch limited edition such as the popular Maserati Potenza watch and the Maserati V8 watch series.  Maserati Design Watches As suggested by its name, the Maserati Design series is more focusing on its Italian design aesthetics. This collection aims to offer daring and stylish timepieces that turn everyone’s head on any occasion.  Inspired by the contemporary sports cars of the revered Italian brand, this outstanding collection has prominently incorporated aerodynamic profiles, extraordinary design details and exclusive features into their timepieces. Their most sought-after model is the Maserati Stile series. Every piece of work in this collection is considered as a proud reflection of the pioneering spirit of Maserati.  Maserati Sport watches MASERATI Traguardo R8871612019 This collection consists of the brand’s most popular models. Designed exclusively for the adventure lovers who live up a passionate lifestyle, Maserati Sport is an exquisite house of sporty and cutting-edge timepieces. The design of these watches were inspired by the brand’s superb engineering details of its globally desired sports cars. Amongst the collection the main models are mostly masculine watches for men such as Maserati Traguado, Maserati Sfida and GT lineups.  Maserati Classic Watches MASERATI Legend R8873638002 For its dress watches, the brand has been dedicating efforts to the Maserati Classic collection. Holding up the heritage of this esteemed Italian car brand, these Maserati dress watches skillfully blend the motorsports design elements to the modern build, delivering a timeless and elegant look that shines on every occasion. The notable models from this sophisticated collection are Maserati Legend, Maserati Epoca, Maserati Eleganza, and Maserati Ricordo series. Maserati Lifestyle Watches MASERATI Successo R8873621001 The Maserati Lifestyle collection is offering more chic and casual options for the wearer’s daily use. Highlighted by the brand’s iconic style and design details, these distinctive timepieces seamlessly blend in the wearer’s lifestyle and reveal the personality. It offers both sporty look and elegant style with their notable models: Maserati Gentlemen, Maserati Competizione and also Maserati Successo series.   Holding up the reputation of its sports car, every Maserati watch is well crafted with the utmost attention to every detail. No matter if you are owning a Maserati sports car or not, Maserati Watches are an ideal pick for car lovers and everyone who are fond of Italian style.

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  8. A Look Back at Some Fabulous Watches That Match The Met Gala 2021 Theme

    A Look Back at Some Fabulous Watches That Match The Met Gala 2021 Theme

    Introduction Organized by the iconic fashion magazine Vogue in New York, The Met Gala is a prestigious glamour event in the world. The first ever edition was of this luxurious event was held in 1948. Since then, it has been served as a high-profile high-fashion gathering of high-profile celebrities. In addition to the creations by the prominent haute-couture houses, the distinguished guests also show off their glittering jewels and premium watches during the red carpet. The edition for the year 2021 was conducted on 13th September. The met gala 2021 theme was In America: A Lexicon of Fashion. In this article, we will have a quick glance on various luxury watches worn by high-profile celebrities during the Met Gala 2021. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak AUDEMARS PIGUET Royal Oak 26331ST.OO.1220ST.02 A prominent pioneer of the luxury-sports segment, AP Royal Oak is a highly sought-after premium watch collection. During the Met Gala 2021, American professional basketball player Steph Curry chose to wear a gem-set AP Royal Oak Dual Time model. Another prominent celebrity who opted for an Audemars Piguet watch for the event was Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. The Canadian professional basket player, who plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder team, was spotted with a Royal Oak steel and gold watch in this year met gala 2021 theme. Hublot HUBLOT Classic Fusion 525.OX.0180.LR Hublot is a luxury watch brand known for its connection with young music stars, especially from the hip-hop segment. During the event, Chancelor Johnathan Bennett (Chance the Rapper) preferred a diamond-set Hublot Classic Fusion Gold watch to pair with the eye-catching Ralph Lauren blazer. American fashion stylist Law Roach chose to wear a hublot big bang unico rainbow king gold timepiece. HUBLOT Big Bang 346.CX.1800.RX Hublot is one of the first companies in the world to introduce modern materials into luxury watch industry. Its timepieces fuse contemporary materials and novel techniques with traditional watchmaking mechanisms. The brand’s best selling collection is hublot big bang. Rolex ROLEX Sky-Dweller 326238-0006 Rolex is a globally acclaimed watch brand with millions of ardent followers, ranging from professional divers to high-profile celebrities. During the Met Gala 2021 theme American Rapper Jack Harlow was elegantly dressed in a stunning custom-made tuxedo from Tommy Hilfiger. Equally striking was the rolex skydweller watch that he chose to pair with the dress. Featuring an innovative dual time-zone function, Rolex Skydweller is a perfect timepiece for globetrotters and global business personnel. It comes with a 42mm diameter case topped with an eye-catching fluted bezel. This watch is available in Everose Gold, Yellow Gold, Yellow Rolesor and White Rolesor versions. The Jack Harlow wore a rolex skydweller blue model with Oystersteel case, white gold bezel and bright blue dial. ROLEX Cosmograph Daytona 116509-0044 Youth icon Justin Bieber attended the premier event with a luxurious rolex daytona yellow gold watch. One of the most iconic horological creations ever made, rolex daytona stands for incredible precision and speed. It is available in various dial choices, ranging from the classic black color to cool ice blue and from exotic meteorite to sparkling gem-set iterations. ROLEX Submariner 116610 LV Michael Kors, the renowned couturier and founder of one of the most influential American fashion brands, chose to wear a yellow gold rolex submariner watch with reference number 126618. Known for its underwater capabilities and enduring style, Submariner is a valuable addition to every fine watch connoisseurs’ collection. Patek Nautilus PATEK PHILIPPE Nautilus 5980R-001 Nautilus is considered as the most desirable contemporary luxury wristwatch due to its rarity and cult status. Most sought after by fine watch connoisseurs and high-net-worth individuals, it is a showstopper accessory for any high-profile events. During this event, American Professional Basketball player Russell Westbrook and Rapper Lil Baby worn Patek Philippe Nautilus watches to match met gala 2021 theme. Omega Award-winning American model Kaia Gerber chose to wear an omega de ville prestige dewdrop watch during the Met Gala 2021 theme. Kaia is the daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford, who has been associated with Omega since 1995 as a brand ambassador. Dewdrop is a series of ladies watches from the omega de ville family. It is available in automatic and quartz versions. The timepiece worn by Kaia Gerber was likely a diamond-set Dewdrop Prestige quartz model with a black dial and 27.4 mm diameter case. OMEGA Speedmaster 329.30.43.51.02.001 American television host Jimmy Fallon opted for a vintage omega speedmaster watch (Mark II, circa 1972) to pair with his Thom Browne suit. Speedmaster is omega’s most admired and historically important watch collection. It has been known as Moonwatch due to its association with lunar exploration missions, including the first moon-landing of 1969. It was a brilliant decision by Jimmy Fallon to show-off one of the most-loved horological icons during the prestigious met gala 2021 theme. OMEGA Constellation 123.25.27.60.55.001 American professional track and field sprinter Noah Lyles, who is also a brand ambassador of Omega, was spotted with a Constellation 39mm Yellow Gold watch. The Constellation is a stylish dress watch collection, which offers an extensive range of models for men and women. Equipped with the Master Chronometer certified 8801 self-winding co-axial movement, the 39mm omega constellation model is available in stainless steel, bi-metal, yellow gold and sedna gold versions. Richard Mille image source: richard-mille.watchonista.com/ Richard Mille, the ultimate piece of contemporary watchmaking, is a favorite watch model of high net worth individuals and celebrities. Love or hate, these micro-engineering marvels represent the pinnacle of luxury and style. During the Met Gala 2021 theme, a number of high-profile celebrities flashed off their Richard Milles. Among them, most notable were the RM 37-01 Automatic Kiwi of American singer Frank Ocean, the red gold and the baguette-diamond set RM 17-01 Tourbillon of Pharrell Williams. Tag Heuer TAG HEUER Carrera CBN2011.BA0642 Tag Heuer is popular luxury watch brand of film stars and sport personnel. During this met gala 2021 theme, Canadian professional tennis player Felix Auger Aliassime chose to wear a tag heuer carrera watch. Carrera is one of the most celebrated watch collections from the brand. This series been dedicated to professional divers, motor-racing fans and sports watch enthusiasts. Cartier CARTIER Tank WSTA0018 A number of prominent celebrities spotted with Cartier watches. American soul singer Leon Bridges, best known for his 2015 song “Coming Home”, wore an 18k Yellow Gold Cartier Tank Cintrée wristwatch. Italian fashion designer Anthony Vaccarello chose to wear an elegant Cartier Tank watch during the met gala 2021 theme. G-shock G-shock DW-9000 seriesimage source: g-shock.co.uk/ Casio G-shock not only offers shock-resistant watches for outdoor activities, it also makes some stylish time-telling creations that can be accessorized with fashionable dresses. During the met gala 2021 theme program, American Rap musician Kid Cudi (Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi) was spotted with a colorful G-shock watch along with his dazzling outfit. The timepiece worn by Cudi was a G-SHOCK DW-6900 model customized by celebrity jeweller Ben Baller.

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  9. Blancpain: A Military Watch for Your Everyday Outfit

    Blancpain: A Military Watch for Your Everyday Outfit

    Reputed as the oldest watch brand amongst the existing ones, I bet that you have already known about Blancpain. Even though it is not as overwhelmingly discussed like other watch legends such as Rolex and Patek Philippe, the Blancpain name has enjoyed high respectation in the industry.  Actually what most of us know about this brand should be its deep roots with the military and its flagship military watch – the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms collection. Going through around 70 years of history and modifications, this iconic Blancpain diver watch has constantly brought significant success to the brand. With the revival models released in the 2010s, Blancpain has enjoyed another momentum of its time. Let’s learn more about how the brand connects with the military and its legendary military watch models.  The beginning Traced back to 1735, the Blancpain company was first established as a watchmaking workshop by Jehan-Jacques Blancpain at his home in Villeret. Ever since the beginning of Blancpain, the name had stood still for the production of prestigious timepieces. By the 1800s, Blancpain had already become the most prominent watchmaking brand in Villeret, Switzerland. The company further industrialized its manufacturations and sustained its place in the market from the American competitors.  In 1926, Blancpain joined a partnership with John Harwood, and began to produce its first automatic wristwatch. Since then the company has prided itself in using only mechanical movements, with no any digital components inside its watches.  In 1932, after the owner of the Blancpain company, Frédéric-Emile Blancpain, passed away, the family’s full management on the company came to an end while its only descender Berthe-Nellie had no interest in taking the rule of this watchmaking company. Then the two associates of Frédéric-Emile Blancpain, Betty Fiechter and André Léal, purchased the company and renamed it from Blancpain. The Villeret Manufacture to Rayville S.A., succ. de Blancpain. Its new name “Rayville” referrs a phonetic anagram of Villeret, the origin of the brand. Although the name and the management of the brand had changed, the brand’s value and quality remained and even further solidated. In 1950 Jean-Jacques Fiechter joined hands with his aunt Betty Fiechter into the management core of the company and inserted new energy and strategies to the company. In 1953, the brand had started its long relationship with the military navy units.  Deep roots in military watches BLANCPAIN Fifty Fathoms 5000-0130-B52 A Blancpain has an exciting history in diver watches and their military-issued timepieces are among the most coveted ones. Its most notable Fifty Fathoms was first developed for military use. It was initially custom made to cater the specifications of France’s elite vmilitary unit, which was called Frogmen, akin to American Navy combat specialized SEAL units. Back in 1952, the French navy’s “frogmen”, which we call combat swimmers today, needed a reliable diver watch that could meet the demands and stresses for their operations and yet no one took up the challenge. Finally, the founders of the unit approached Blancpain’s CEO at the time, Jean-Jacques Fiechter, for the answer. Jean-Jacques Fiechter happened to be also a diver himself and he understood pretty well what the navy would need for a professional tool watch. He accepted such a challenge and set forth creating this new watch, which has later become the most successful piece of the brand. In 1953, the legendary Fifty Fathoms, was released. Since then, the Fifty Fathoms has been a benchmark or reference for divers watches. Later the brand also especially created timepieces for other military units. In 1957, the hyper-specialized watches, the MIL-SPEC I and MIL-SPEC II models were first produced to address the very specific requests of the United States Navy. The most distinctive feature of this military watch is its hemispheric moisture indicator placed on the bottom half of the dial.  Fifty Fathoms BLANCPAIN Villeret 6654-1127-55B To this date, Blancpain is housing a wide range of collections in different styles, including the classic dress watch lineups Ladybird and Villeret tourbillon Watch, as well as its professional tool series, Air Command chronograph watch and the iconic Fifty Fathoms. As mentioned, the Fifty Fathoms diver’s watch was first released in 1953, which is the same year as the release of the Rolex Submariner. The initial model was specially made for the military use of the elite French Navy combat unit “Les Nageurs de Combat”, or “Frogmen”. Later the Fifty Fathom watch has further spread its name after the famous actor Jacques Cousteau wore it in the legendary film, “The Silent World”. BLANCPAIN Fifty Fathoms 5015-12B30-B52A The first Fifty Fathoms was built in 42mm diameter. Its case was made with robust stainless steel and was equipped with double O-ring gaskets to securely seal the crown. This first model offered a water-resistance of 50 fathoms, which was indicated in its name. Fathoms are a British unit for the measurement of depth, which is equivalent to 6 feet or 1.83 meters. The Fifty Fathoms actually rated to 300ft, or to be exact, 91.5m. Indeed with years of technical improvements, the updated variations are now offering at least 300 m or 1000 ft of water resistance, with more refined design and additional features.  As a legible diver watch, the dial of the Fifty Fathoms Blancpain watch is well designed to ensure excellent underwater readability. Although the radium used for the indexes of the original model was proved to be dangerous that released radioactive toxins, the company had quickly replaced it with non-radioactive luminescent coat for the later models. The tribute models to Fifty Fathoms released in 2010, have clearly referenced its non-radioactive credentials on the dial. BLANCPAIN Fifty Fathoms 5200-0130-B52A Grounding with the enormous success of this signature model, Fifty Fathoms has been extended to a versatile collection that appeals to a much broader audience in the market who are fond of sporty robust styles. It is not just a house of diver watches, but an impressive range that includes flyback chronograph versions and even tourbillon versions. Being a historical and esteemed name in the world of haute horlogerie, each Blancpain watch is proudly made to be part of our children’s inheritance. Blancpain continues to explore new ways in watchmaking technologies and keep a beautiful balance of traditions and modern designs. Let’s keep an eye and be excited for every new breakthrough of this watch legend. 

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  10. The Success of Zenith Chronomaster Sport

    The Success of Zenith Chronomaster Sport

    Zenith never disappoint us with its updated models in every new release. In 2021, Zenith introduced its avant-garde Zenith Chronomaster Sport and gained massive success without surprises. This award winning Zenith watch revived the brand’s iconic blue, gray and anthracite overlapping subdials from the original A386 El Primero chronograph of 1969. It reminds us of the old golden era with the most advanced watchmaking technologies.  Garnering both popularity and fame amongst the mass watch admirers and professional experts, Zenith Chronomaster has again set a new golden benchmark for luxury automatic chronograph watches.  The Birth of Zenith El Primero Caliber ZENITH Chronomaster Automatic 03.3200.3600/69.c902 Whenever we speak of the renowned Swiss watchmaker Zenith, it is always associated with the brand’s signature chronograph watch. The brand has been constantly pushing the boundaries of mechanical timekeeping accuracy.  With its famed movement, the Zenith El Primero, Zenith has been pioneering in the field of chronometry over the world of horology for decades. This Le Locle-based watch manufacturer is still keeping the world record for chronometry Observatory Prizes to this date. The first El Primero caliber was unveiled in 1969 and reached a real milestone for the brand’s developmental history.  The Zenith El Primero was the world’s first integrated chronograph caliber with a high frequency and performance. It ran at an uncommonly high frequency of 36,600 vph (5 Hz), that the integrated chronograph inside could record elapsed times to the 1/10th second.  Born in the tough era for traditional watchmaking, the revolutionary caliber had successfully helped the brand survive from the serious Quartz Crisis and brought a new wave to the world of horology. Ever since its launch, the El Primero has become the key strength of the success of this Swiss watch brand.  Most watches of the current Zenith watch family are now using this powerful movement, while equipped with the brand’s signature sub-dial details. Encapsulating both high quality parts and sleek design, the Zenith watch is one of the best picks that turn heads on every occasion.  The Release of Zenith Chronomaster Sports Collection ZENITH El Primero Sport Chronograph 03.2280.400/01.C713 While already housing a number of exquisite timepieces powered by El Primero, Zenith released a specific chronograph collection, the Zenith Chronomaster in 1994. It was created as a lineup of high-end mechanical chronograph watches that include the brand’s prowess and mastery of complications.  The Chronomaster models are introduced as a faithful re-edit of the brand’s most emblematic models from the 1960s to 1970s. They are available in a wide range of versions in different styles and configurations including its most popular skeleton and open heart options.  ZENITH Chronomaster Revival EL Primero 03.A384.400/21.M384 Showcasing Zenith’s rich legacy and mastery of chronograph movements, the Zenith El Primero Chronomaster models are always powered by its most advanced movements. The newest Zenith Chronomaster Sports models are no exception.  Released in 2021, the Chronomaster Sport is positioned as the culmination of the brand’s proficiency on sporty automatic chronographs. Featuring the latest El Primero movement with a 1/10th of a second increment and the most advanced innovations, the Zenith Chronomaster Sport watch was even awarded the “Chronograph Prize” at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2021 “Chronograph” prize. Gaining considerable popularity, Zenith expanded the Chronomaster Sport collection with a few more new iterations in 2022. Together with the premium two-tone version and full gold versions, its steel version with a tri-colour ceramic bezel has grabbed the most attention in the global market.  Features of Zenith Chronomaster Sport Equipped with the latest generation of the El Primero, this Zenith chronograph sports model is well crafted in a sporty-chic contemporary profile. It has skillfully combined the most symbolic design elements of Zenith watches such as the tri-colour sub-dials as well as the most updated watchmaking advancements. Such sophistication is probably the reason for what the collectors are falling for.  Exceptional Movement ZENITH Chronomaster Automatic 03.3200.3600/21.M3200 To be short, this renowned 1/10th El Primero movement is more precise than other regular chronographs which take one count per 60 seconds. It will take exactly 1/10th of a second increments, instead of a second, to record its long red-tipped center sweep hand.  To be frank the Chronomaster Sport is not the first 1/10th chronograph watch in the industry while Zenith itself and even other brands such as Tag Heuer and Longines already have them before. It is also not the first 1/10th El Primero since there is already a limited El Primero Striking edition released in only 1969 pieces ten years ago. Moreover, it is also not the most precise chronograph of the brand since there is already a 1/100th chronograph in the Defy 21 lineup released in 2018.  Then, what makes the new Chronomaster Sport so impressive to have drawn such massive discussion? Its new El Primero 3600 movement is Zenith’s fully developed and latest 1/10th caliber which is not a limited edition but an available-now piece. Topped with the sophisticated craftsmanship and latest watchmaking advancements, this El Primero-equipped watch is well considered as one of the best crafted timepieces of the brand’s current catalog.  Revival of Iconic Sub-dials ZENITH Chronomaster Revival Shadow 97.T384.4061/21.C822 In addition to its highly appraised movement, the incorporation of its vintage resurrected sub-dials is also one key feature of the watch. The design of this new Zenith sports watch has carried some features under the influences of the brand’s retro models including the Chronomaster Revival Manufacture Version and Zenith Chronomaster A385 Revival model. The 41 mm Chronomaster Sport features the emblematic set of subdials in the iconic El Primero colors: blue, anthracite, and light gray, which faithfully resemble the subdials on the vintage A386 model released in 1969.  Refined Case and Bezel The 41 mm case is further polished with appealing satin and mirror finishes on its curves and facets, where the shining parts and matte parts connect seamlessly from lugs to bracelet links.  For the steel standard versions, the case is paired with a jet black ceramic bezel which is more scratch resistant. It enhances the look to be cleaner and well-balanced sitting next to its signature tri-color sub-dials.  With the introduction of the Chronomaster Sport series, the brand has presented its most advanced and optimized El Primero caliber and introduced its fully equipped models. The Zenith Chronomaster Sport is housing all the brand’s best essences available from the past and today. 

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  11. Rado Watch: Its Timeless Design and Popular Models

    Rado Watch: Its Timeless Design and Popular Models

    Rado watch may be a name that is not widely known as those industry legends, but it has already been active around in the market for over a century. As a watch enthusiast, you must have already known it but now let us brief you again with the rich history of this esteemed watchmaker and what it is famous for.  Well known for its durable and high-tech timepieces, the heritage and innovation that the brand has strived for have guaranteed Rado’s success over the decades. Within countless high end watch brands, Rado has made itself a true standout and occupied an unique role in the market with its use of innovative materials. The Rado watch is always able to impress us with every new watchmaking perspective and leave us excited to see what amazing comes next from the brand. The History of Rado Watches Rado watch was initially founded in 1917 as Schlup & Co. by watchmaker brothers Fritz, Ernst and Werner Schlup. The brothers established this family business and started it right from their home as a small watchmaking factory. They slowly developed and expanded their business for around 30 years. Eventually the subtle watch factory gained massive success and became one of the biggest manufacturers of watch movements over the world. The Rado-watches company has further grown after World War II. The success of its iconic Rado Diastar model had set another milestone for the brand in the 1960s. It marked the beginning of Rado experimenting with innovative materials on their watches. As a result, the Rado Diastar was released as the world’s first scratch proof watch equipped with scratch resistant sapphire glass and hardmetal.  Rado Integral R20845162 Carrying the reputation of one of the most resilient and robust watches in the industry, Rado didn’t stop to explore watchmaking advancements and materials. In 1986 the brand came up with a groundbreaking high technological scratch resistant ceramic for its new models. The Rado ceramic watch was released under the name Rado Integral collection which featured a distinct minimalist design. Furthermore, Rado invented two more innovative materials: Cermet which is a combination of metal and titanium based ceramic, as well as Plasma during the 1990s. Playing around these revolutionary materials, Rado has released a series of versions with different designs and colors to address the styles of every Rado wearer.  For these years this watch brand has been holding versatile collections consisting of a bunch of exceptional Rado watches for men and women. Their price range has been known for its surprising affordability compared to its quality. With its high popularity, the brand has set branches in over 100 main cities including Rado Singapore. With the budget friendly package Rado watch price Singapore is also one of the countries where Rado has sold most of its watches in Asia. Popular Rado watches As we can see every year, Rado has continued to evolve with the use of advanced and improved materials and technologies in its new models. Being one of the most well-known luxury watch brands in the world, there are a number of models that are highly desired. Let’s look at some of its best selling watches of all-time.  Rado Centrix Rado Centrix Automatic R30953123 First of all we should begin the listing with the most popular watch of the brand, the Rado Centrix. This Rado dress watch features a timeless design with an all-round style which adds a touch of gentility and elegance on every outfit. Its tapered lightweight bracelet that lays gently on the wrist to ensure wearer’s comfortability.  Amongst the Centrix collection, the Rado Centrix Jubile is by far the most searched model. It was well-recognised as one of the best ceramic Swiss watches, for its minimalistic design, practicality and lightweight ceramic profile. If you are looking for your first Rado watch for men, the famous Rado Jubile is definitely an ideal start for you. Rado Captain Cook Rado Captain Cook Automatic R32504315 The Rado Captain Cook watch is a collection that continues to evolve together with the growth of the brand. This iconic Rado diver watch was first unveiled in 1962 as a professional sports watch for “doctors, engineers, athletes, deep sea divers, etc.” as it was advertised. It featured the first appearance of Rado’s trademark which is now world-famous, its pivoting anchor under the 12 o’clock hour marker.  After more than half a century, Rado revisited Captain Cook’s design and relaunched a updated model in 2017. Taking the vintage details of the ancestor, the watch features up-to-date configurations to meet the needs of the modern users. With the initial success of this contemporary re-edit, several new models of the Rado Captain Cook were released one by one. In 2019 this watch was enlarged from 37 mm to 42 mm that adapted to the modern fashion taste. Besides, the Rado Captain Cook Ceramic was presented in 43 mm and was well crafted with its most-known innovative material – high-tech ceramic. Rado Ceramica Rado Ceramica Diamonds R21702702 The Rado Ceramica is another notable model that has won multiple international design awards in these decades. First released in 1990, this Rado ceramic watch is one of the world’s first watches featuring a case, crown and bracelet made entirely of high-tech ceramic. The case and the strap of the Ceramica model are made from the same ceramic material and to the same width, seamlessly connecting to each other. Forming one continuous profile, the watch shows a full black glossy surface that blends appealingly. Furthermore, its indice-free dial has further emphasized the all black concept as the absolute minimum look. The limited features, its delicate hour, minute and second hands have stood out clearly under such pleasing contrast. It is one of the best pick for the ones who desire a standout without being flashy.  Rado HyperChrome Rado Hyperchrome Automatic Chronograph R32120202 Equipped with the brand’s distinguished ceramic and watchmaking innovations, a new Rado sports watch for men, the Hyperchrome model was first released in 2012. Carrying a bolder proportion in trend, the Rado Hyperchrome collection is housing several cutting-edge pieces with technical advancements and sleek designs. These dynamic and sporty Rado chronograph watches are reliable companions that look good with any attire no matter if it is business, casual or even sports gear. 

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