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  2. Watches with Lights! 5 Best Luminous Watches to Tell Time in the Dark

    Watches with Lights! 5 Best Luminous Watches to Tell Time in the Dark

    In watchmaking, the illumination technology was initially introduced in tool-watches, specially created for military personals. The primary aim was to illuminate the dial of the watch for ensuring optimum visibility around the clock and in any light conditions. Initially, Radium-based luminescent material was employed for illuminating the hands and indexes on the dial. However, due to its radiation hazards, the watchmakers switched over to other modern technologies.  At present, watch brands make use of various methods to illuminate the dials of their timepieces. Two prominent examples are luminescent paint and tritium micro-gas tube. In this article, we highlight five top luminous watches currently available in the market. 1. Panerai Luminor Marina Fibratech™ 44mm (PAM01119) Source: Panerai Official Panerai has been known for the company’s rich heritage in the luminescence technology that provides optimum readability of the dial indications. The company has been utilizing luminescent features since the 1950s for its military watches. The Luminor family follows this tradition. The most recent addition to this collection is the Luminor Marina Fibratech™ 44mm limited edition watch.  The watch case is made with a unique material called Fibratech™, developed by Panerai. Equipped with twin spring barrels, the in-house automatic movement provides a power reserve of three days. Its anthracite dial with sunray finish and sandwich structure features large-hour markers and Arabic numerals. The dial hosts center hour & minute hands, small-seconds at 9H and date at 3H. Its outer-dial ring, hour markers, numerals and hands are embedded with Super-LumiNova with green luminescence.  The watch also employs Super-LumiNova on its crown, protective-bridge, locking-liver and strap. Made of Panerai SportechTM, the black strap features luminescent stitching. Water-resistant to a depth of 300 meters and endowed with superb luminescence, the Luminor Marina Fibratech™ 44mm is a perfect tool-watch for diving and night-missions. 2. Bell & Ross BR 03-92 FULL LUM  Source: Bell & Ross Official Bell & Ross has been renowned for its professional timepieces. One of the founding principles of this Swiss watch brand is optimum readability. The BR 03-92 FULL LUM watch proudly reflects this incredible legacy, but in a unique way by reversing the customary principles of luminescence. Instead of applying the luminescent materials to the hands and markers, Bell & Ross painted the entire dial with Superluminova®.  Now, the so-called graphic dial features non-luminescent hands and makers. In the absence of visible light, the watch-dial glows brilliantly and generously provides ultimate legibility. The BR 03-92 FULL LUM has a luminescent rubber bracelet. The BR 03-92 FULL LUM model has a matt-black ceramic case, which perfectly offsets the graphic dial. Fitted with a sapphire crystal glass, this 42 mm watch houses an automatic movement for operating the hours, minutes, seconds and date function. With its great luminescence and rugged exterior, this typical Bell & Ross Instruments watch is ideally suitable for night adventures and missions. 3. BALL Roadmaster Marine GMT Source: Instagram The BALL Roadmaster collection offers exceptional tool-watches incorporating the Swiss watch brand’s characteristic luminescence technology. Developed in Switzerland, the innovative and self-powered Micro Gas Tubes (H₃) are superior and brighter than luminescent paintings. The Roadmaster Marine GMT timepiece incorporates 28 self-powered micro gas tubes on its indicators (the hour, minute and GMT hands) and hour-markers. All the hands and 6, 9 and 12 numerals on the dial feature green radiance and the hour-index has an orange glow. This arrangement ensures exceptional readability of the dial around the clock. As a multiple time-zone watch, this model also incorporates a Bi-directional rotating ceramic bezel with a 24-hour scale illuminated with Super LumiNova. The watch displays hours, minutes, and sweep second, calendar and three time-zones with the patented quick set mechanism. The Swiss-made timepiece is equipped with a chronometer-certified automatic movement. It comes with a 42mm diameter, and a light-weight case made from titanium.  The Roadmaster Marine GMT also incorporates all other characteristics of a premium tool-watch, like scratch-proof sapphire crystals, screwed-in crowns and transparent case back. The watch is fitted with tapered titanium and stainless steel bracelet, which ensures comfortable wearing. Water-resistant to 200 meters and endowed with superb antimagnetic (4,800A/m) and shock-resistance (5,000Gs) features, the BALL Roadmaster Marine GMT is a great tool-watch. Added with superb luminescence technology and multiple time-zone functions, it would be most suitable for professionals who frequently travel across the world. 4. Traser P68 Pathfinder Automatic Source: Traser Official Exclusively designed for modern explorers, the Traser P68 Pathfinder Automatic watch incorporates the trigalight® self-powered technology, which doesn’t require any external light or energy sources. This 46mm wristwatch features a black PVD coated stainless steel case with two screw-down crowns and anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass. In addition to the time and date display, the P68 Pathfinder Automatic watch features an inner compass-ring to correctly determine the wearer’s current position and the cardinal directions. It can be operated with the crown at 8 o’clock.  The watch is equipped with a Swiss-made automatic movement, which provides a power reserve of 38 hours. Fitted with a top-quality NATO strap, this Swiss-made watch is all-weather compatible and has a water resistance of 100 meters. All Traser watches use the proprietary luminescent technology developed by its parent company mb-microtec, based in Switzerland. For illumination, the P68 Pathfinder Automatic model incorporates both trigalight® and Super-LumiNova. It has trigalight® self-powered technology for the hour-indexes and hands. It assures perfect visibility even in the most demanding environments. The watch uses Super-LumiNova for the direction indicator on the compass ring, external numerals on the dial and luminescent glass seal. Featuring great luminescence and compass functions, this all-terrain-watch is suitable for adventurers, outdoor-sports enthusiasts and hikers. 5. Victorinox Swiss Army Night Vision  Source: Victorinox The Night Vision watch by Victorinox Swiss Army incorporates a novel technology for illuminating its dial. It also offers some auxiliary light functions. Driven by a Ronda quartz movement, this Swiss-made timekeeping instrument features a 42mm diameter stainless steel case. The ingenious LED lighting system of this watch offers six functions, which can be activated by pressing the push button on the case.  The six light modes are Time Vision, Night Vision, Strobe, SOS, Locator and Battery end-of-life. These functions are managed by a Swiss-made electronic module exclusively designed for this timepiece. It has its own battery and runs on a circuit independent of the watch movement.  Gently pressing the dedicated button once will activate a blue LED light that illuminates the dial, allowing the wearer to read the time and date in all conditions. Interestingly, the hands and hour-markers are embedded with traditional luminescent materials. With the push-button, you can activate other functions like Night Vision, Strobe, SOS and Locator.  Lastly, a red LED flashes three times every 10 seconds to indicate that the battery needs to be replaced. Fitted with a scratch-resistant, anti-reflective sapphire crystal, the watch is water-resistant to 50 meters. Equipped with a unique lighting technology, which also provides some other useful functions in addition to illuminating the dial, this timepiece is a great daily beater watch. Read More : Rolex Omega IWC Watches Breitling Cartier Hublot Hamilton Chopard Panerai

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  3. Top 10 Most Stylish Diamond Watches

    Top 10 Most Stylish Diamond Watches

    Popularised by the high-profile celebrities from the entertainment industry and sports field, diamond watches typically represent glamorous lifestyle. The most stylish diamond watches are born from the perfect alliance between two highly respected art-crafts: horology and high-jewelry. Diamond is extremely rare and it is the most challenging material to be work with. Lots of effort and man-hours are required to process each diamond stone before positioning it into a jewelry piece or a watch. Because of the complexity involved in manufacturing, only a limited number of brands offer diamond-set watches.  The following list consists of 10 most stylish diamond watches introduced in recent years: four for men and six for women.  For men 1. Piaget Polo Emperador Tourbillon High Jewellery This exceptionally stylish diamond-set watch certifies the extensive expertise of House of Piaget’s Gem-setting craftsmen and the technical ingenuity of the manufacture’s extremely talented watchmakers. This timepiece features a cushion-shaped case measuring 49mm diameter. Inside the watch beats a skeletonized, ultra-thin mechanical hand-wound movement featuring tourbillon. This watch features gem-setting in its every part, including the movement. Made with 18 carat white-gold, its case and bracelet are adorned with blue sapphires and sparkling, brilliant and baguette cut diamonds. Even the parts of skeletonized movement are carefully set with glittering diamonds, and its platinum micro-rotor is adorned with blue sapphires.  Measuring just 6mm thickness, the ultrathin self-winding movement typically delivers 40 hours power reserve. The rear-side of the complex mechanical calibre is also set with splendid diamonds, and this magnificent view can be admired through the sapphire crystal case-back. The watch boasts a flying tourbillon complication at 1 o’clock and an off-centered dial at 5 o’clock with the hour and minute hands. In addition to the gem-setting, this high-end movement also incorporates fine horology finishing techniques like hand-bevelling, hand-polishing and sunburst-brushing. 2. Pasha de Cartier Diamond-Set Tourbillon Watch, Ref. HPI01435 Photo Credit : cartier.hk Pasha de Cartier is a flagship collection from the House of Cartier. A quintessential example of the Maison’s watchmaking tradition, It offers exceptional timepieces, including some diamond-set watch models. Exclusively created for distinguished men, the watch featured in this exclusive list is set with 180 brilliant-cut diamonds.  Made with 18-carat gold, the 41mm diameter case houses a skeletonized manual-wound mechanical movement with tourbillon. Its bezel, crown, buckle and movement are adorned with precious diamonds. The gem-set skeleton calibre endowed with gem-setting, blued-steel diamond-shaped hands, distinct hour-markers and tourbillon offers this brilliant timepiece a unique appeal. The hand-wound calibre typically offers a power reserve of 50 hours. A salient feature of this diamond set watch for men is its easily interchangeable straps system. 3. Grand Seiko Masterpiece Spring Drive 8 Days Jewelry Watch Photo Credit : grand-seiko.com It is rather an unusual entry into this specific list as Grand Seiko rarely makes diamond set-watches. This particular diamond-set watch for men was launched to mark the iconic brand’s 60th anniversary in 2020. Painstakingly crafted at the Shinshu Watch Studio, it is one of the most beautiful diamond set watches ever made in the Land of the Rising Sun. This platinum wristwatch has a diamond-set 18 carat white gold dial inspired by the winter mornings in Shinshu. The center portion of the dial features an extremely beautiful and sparkling “diamond dust” texture inspired by the minuscule ice crystals. This serene background faithfully depicts the shimmering winter mornings in the Shinshu region. Circled around this center-part is a large dial ring, which set with 48 baguette diamonds as minute markers and 12 blue sapphires as hour-markers.  Additionally, the dial also features an outer track, set with 48 small-sized diamonds and 12 miniature blue sapphires. In total, the watch features 96 baguette diamonds and 25 sapphires, including one that is placed on the crown. Its 43mm diameter case is meticulously finished with a Zaratsu polishing technique especially used for platinum models. Beating inside this magnificent timepiece is a hand-made mechanical manual-winding Spring Drive movement that offers an outstanding autonomy of 8 days.  4. Hublot Spirit of Big Bang High Jewellery Do you like Hublot Spirit of Big Bang? This timepiece is itself a rare creation in our list of stylish diamond-set watches. Featuring prominently a distinct tonneau shaped exterior, this high-end timepiece merges sophisticated gem-setting with the extremely complex chronograph skeleton movement. Made from 18-carat white gold, the case is set with 118 baguette-cut diamonds. In addition, a dazzling array of 60 baguette-cut diamonds adorns the bezel.  Its dial boasts a complex design incorporating white gold and sapphire crystal, which amply provides the mesmerizing views of self-winding skeleton chronograph movement. Total 113 baguette-cut diamonds were used to adorn the flange, indices and the three sub-dials. Beating at a high frequency of 5Hz, the automatic movement provides a power reserve of 50 hours. The watch is available with a rubber or alligator strap. The 18-carat white gold clasp is also set with 55 baguette-cut diamonds. For women 1. Patek Philippe Twenty~4 Haute Joaillerie The Patek Philippe Twenty~4 collection traditionally offers some elegant and stylistic ladies’ watches. Introduced in 1999, this line also includes some dramatic diamond-set wristwatches, including the Twenty~4 Automatic Rose Gold Haute Joaillerie watch unveiled in 2019. The superbly crafted 18-carat rose gold version boasts 3,238 sparkling diamonds! This 36mm high-jewelry wristwatch for women is fully paved with Top Wesselton diamonds using the extremely difficult Random setting. Its rose gold case is set with 351 diamonds. Adorned with 384 glittering diamonds, the dial features golden numerals and hands. The watch displays hour, minutes and seconds. Its hour and minute hands feature high-quality luminescent coating for ensuring optimum dial visibility in the dark. Its time-setting crown is set with 13 diamonds. The watch houses a highly decorated self-winding movement with a solid rose gold rotor. The rose gold bracelet of the watch is adorned with 2,490 magnificent diamonds. 2. Bvlgari Serpenti Incantati Tourbillon Lumière, White Gold, diamond set watch (Ref. 102541) Photo Credit : bulgari.com This extremely beautiful diamond-set watch undoubtedly represents the pinnacle of luxury watchmaking by merging high-jewelry craftsmanship. This diamond-set Bvlgari watch for men boasts a high-end mechanical movement, endowed with a tourbillon complication and skeletonized architecture.  The Serpenti line wristwatches are known for their seducing designs inspired by the mythological world of serpents. In this sparkling creation, a mesmerizing serpent structure assumes the shape of round watch case. This design harks back to a beautiful brooch produced by the iconic Roman Jewellery in the 1930s.  The 18-carat white gold case of the Serpenti Incantati Tourbillon Lumière watch is set with 237 brilliant cut diamonds and two tanzanites. The complex skeleton tourbillon movement is crafted with 18-carat gold and steel. The open-worked dial incorporates two hands surrounded by an 18-carat white gold segment with purple PVD coating. The wearer can admire a spectacular tourbillon complication at 6 o’clock. Providing an impressive power reserve of 64 hours, this manual-wound mechanical movement incorporates brilliant finishing techniques. The 18-carat white gold buckle of the alligator strap is set with 28 brilliant-cut diamonds.  3.  Rolex Pearlmaster 39 (Ref. 86409RBR) Photo Credit : orientalwatch.com This dazzling ladies’ timepiece is an ultimate compendium of Rolex’s extensive expertise in two sectors: precision watchmaking and gem-setting. This 18-carat white gold timepiece is adorned with glittering diamonds all over, including the case, the dial, lugs and the bracelet. It is equipped with a high-precision manufacture self-winding movement, which typically provides an impressive 72 hours power reserve. The sparkling gem-set watch has a 39mm diameter case. Although conceived as a sophisticated diamond-set timepiece, it steadfastly maintains all the typical features of a Rolex Datejust watch: Superlative Chronometer certification, Cyclops lens for the date window and 100 meters water resistance. All the diamonds are certified by Rolex’s own gemological laboratory. Also available with 18-carat yellow gold or the proprietary Everose gold, the Pearlmaster 39 watch is provided with a comfortable bracelet featuring the concealed crown clasp. 4. Winston Kaleidoscope High Jewelry Watch by Harry Winston Photo Credit : harrywinston.com Harry Winston is traditionally known for its extremely beautiful and diamond-set high-jewelry watches. In 2020, Harry Winston introduced five sparkling diamond-set watches inspired by the magical aesthetics of Kaleidoscope. Among them, two versions boast a beautiful spiral shaped exterior adorned with splendid diamonds and colorful gemstones.  On its enticing and magical spiral structure, the first model features 42 tsavorites, 29 blue sapphires, 28 orange spessartites, 14 diamonds and 14 yellow sapphires. The second version hosts 36 blue sapphires, 28 diamonds, 21 aquamarines, 21 pink sapphires, 14 rubies and seven tsavorites.  Made from platinum, the 36mm diameter case houses a high-end quartz calibre, which drives hour and minute hands. The 18-carat gold dial is fully set with 71 brilliant-cut diamonds. The satin strap features a platinum buckle, which is adorned with 29 brilliant-cut diamonds. Both watch models are topped with sapphire crystal glasses. 5. Chopard L’Heure du Diamant Rose Gold Automatic Diamond Set watch Photo Credit : chopard.com Chopard‘s L’Heure du Diamant collection has been dedicated to beautiful diamond-set, high-jewelry watches for women. All timepieces from this line feature gem-set cases. This line graciously offers some of the most beautiful dials with exquisite materials like Opal, Lapis Lazuli, malachite, turquoise, Onyx, Tiger’s eye and mother-of-pearl. The collection also includes a number of models featuring diamond set dials. The timepieces may be equipped with automatic or manual wound or quartz movements. The case can be small or medium sized, with choices of oval or round shapes.  The specific model in our list is a medium size, round case, rose-gold automatic watch set with magnificent diamonds. Its case is adorned with 40 diamonds using Prong-setting technique. Its dial is semi-paved with diamonds and features a mother-of-pearl guilloche center. This timepiece indicates the hour and minute with two sword-shaped golden hands. The hour-markers are beautifully placed on the diamond-set dial-ring. The crown is topped with a diamond briolette. Through the sapphire crystal case-back, you can admire the automatic movement, which typically delivers 40 hours power reserve. This watch is fitted with an 18-carat rose gold bracelet featuring folding buckle. 6. Maillon de Cartier Diamond set watch Photo Credit : cartier.hk The Maillon de Cartier is an exclusive watch collection dedicated to modern women. These watches stand out with their atypical features like hexagonal dial, facetted case design and chain-link bracelet. Made from 18-carat pink or white gold these timepieces house quartz movements. The miniature case of each Maillon de Cartier watch is secured with a stylish chain-link bracelet designed in-house. This gleaming and extremely smooth bracelet is also comfortable for wearing. The Maillon de Cartier offers some lovely diamond set wristwatches.  The specific model featured in this list is a white gold watch, entirely set with a delightful combination of sparkling diamonds, gem-stones and lacquer decorations. The luxury Maison’s expert gem-setters used 300 brilliant-cut diamonds and 96 tsavorites to adorn the case, the dial and the bracelet of this extremely beautiful watch. The beautiful lacquer decorations and gem-setting provide the timepiece an extremely stylish appearance. Its crown is set with a brilliant-cut diamond. It however maintains a minimalist dial display using two sword-shaped hands. Read More : Rolex Omega IWC Watches Breitling Cartier Hublot Hamilton Chopard Panerai

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  4. 11 Fashion Watch Brands Best Known For Style

    11 Fashion Watch Brands Best Known For Style

    Introduction Wristwatches can be grouped into several categories based on their functions, performance, price range, quality and styles. One such category is ‘Fashion Watches.’ In the market, you will typically come across hundreds of fashion watch brands. From this crowded spectrum, we have shortlisted 11 brands, known for their distinct styles. This list covers from high-fashion to casual fashion categories.  1. Louis Vuitton watches Photo Credit : louisvuitton.com Louis Vuitton is one of the most revered names in the global luxury industry. This iconic French luxury-fashion house was established in 1854 by Louis Vuitton (1821–1892), with an ambitious aim to produce stylish and superior quality trunk boxes. With an illustrious history of more than 165 years, Louis Vuitton is known for its high-fashion clothing lines and opulent goods. The brand offers expensive bags, small leather goods, footwear, fragrances, luxury watches, jewelry and travel accessories inspired by their iconic designs. The brand’s symbolic Damier and Monogram Canvas patterns can be seen in most of the luxury products from Louis Vuitton. In 2002, Louis Vuitton introduced their first watch collection, the Tambour. All LV watches, including its high-complication timepieces, are produced in-house by the company’s own manufacture in Switzerland. Endowed with the prestigious Swiss-made certification, all Louis Vuitton watches capture their artistic inspiration from the brand’s iconic designs and patterns. 2. Hermès watches Photo Credit : hermes.com A prominent high-fashion house established in Paris, Hermès enjoys a distinguished history of more than 180 years. This iconic premium brand was founded by French businessman Thierry Hermès in 1837. Initially focused on saddlery and leather-goods manufacturing, his business venture has grown to a world-renowned high-fashion apparel and luxury products company. In addition to their Ready-to-wear clothing lines, the Parisian luxury brand offers equestrian goods, fragrances, footwear, jewelry, leather bags and accessories, make-up products and timepieces. Bearing the Swiss-made quality label, All Hermès watches are produced in-house, by the company’s own subsidiary in Switzerland. La Montre Hermès also manufactures mechanical movements, dials, cases and leather straps. These capabilities ensure the company’s absolute functional independence in the field of watchmaking. Dreamed up by the most talented fashion designers, Hermès watches derive their aesthetic inspiration from the brand’s iconic products, motifs and designs. 3. Gucci watches The iconic Italian luxury fashion house Gucci was founded by Guccio Gucci in 1921. A subsidiary of France based international luxury group Kering, Gucci is one of the most successful Italian fashion brands. The house offers ready-to-wear collections, luxury bags, foot-wear, lifestyle goods, jewelry and watches. Proudly reflecting the most distinguished traditions of Italian fashion designing and Florentine craftsmanship, the brand’s products are known for their eclectic, modern and whimsical styles. Designed by the best creative talents in the fashion industry, Gucci watches are manufactured by the company’s own production facilities in Switzerland. Inspired by the luxury Maison’s design ethos, Gucci timepieces feature a distinct style incorporating the brand’s iconic symbols and distinctive patterns. All timepieces are Swiss Made.  4. Balmain watches Photo Credit : balmainwatches.com Balmain is a Paris based fashion house founded by Pierre Balmain (1914 – 1982), who was popularly known as the ‘King of French Fashion’. Pierre was an expert in designing distinctive and marvelous dresses for renowned movie actresses and noblewomen.  Since its establishment in 1945, the award-winning haute couture and the ready-to-wear label have been renowned for their elegant and refined designs. The brand’s primary focus has been on women’s high fashion clothing, highlighting the Jolie Madame aesthetic. The high-fashion house is still continuing its founder’s legacy and offers haute couture dresses, ready-to-wear clothing, accessories, perfumes and jewelry creations.  From 1987 to 1995, Balmain timepieces were manufactured by the Swatch group under the licensing agreement. In December 1995, Swatch acquired the Balmain watch brand and created Montres Balmain in Saint Imier. This new company manufactures high-quality, Swiss-made fashion timepieces inspired by the iconic designs of Pierre Balmain.  Balmain timepieces accurately reflect the artistic vigor of the Parisian haute couture label, enhanced with the best watchmaking expertise of a major Swiss watch company. 5. Emporio Armani watches Emporio Armani is a brand of the prestigious Italian Fashion House Armani. This fashion empire was founded by the Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani in 1975.  Giorgio has been renowned for his contributions in the red-carpet fashion arena. His company has been involved in a comprehensive range of business activities starting from haute couture to lifestyle accessories and from home-furnishing to luxury hotels.  Introduced in 1981 and designed by Giorgio, Emporio Armani label is known for its trendy and modern clothing lines, especially suited for the style-conscious young generation. Perfectly reflecting the fashion label’s design principles, the Emporio Armani watch collection offers youthful yet elegantly styled contemporary wristwatches for both men and women. Emporio Armani watches are manufactured by Fossil Group under a licensing agreement signed in 1997. 6. Versace watches Photo Credit : versace.com A prominent business empire in the fashion world, the House of Versace was founded by Giovanni Maria Versace (1946 – 1997) in 1978. Boasting flamboyant colors, daring patterns and sensual cuts, Versace high-fashion dresses were popular among high-profile celebrities. His ardent love for the Greek mythological figure Medusa can be seen in the brand logo. His label’s creations also highlight this lifelong devotion to the ancient Greek culture. Giovanni was also known as a rock n roll designer due to his constant relationships with renowned music personalities.  Presently owned by Capri Holdings Limited, Versace typically creates high-fashion dresses and wedding collections, ready-to-wear fashion clothing lines, street-wear, kids-wear, bags, footwear and accessories. The brand additionally offers eyewear, fragrances, fine-jewelry and fashion-watches.  Since 2004, Switzerland-based Timex Group Luxury Division has been designing, producing and distributing Versace watches. All these timekeepers bear the prestigious Swiss Made label. Versace watch collections reflect the so-called rock and roll style of the fashion house; and highlight the brand’s characteristic icons like Medusa’s Head, Greek key motifs and baroque ornamental patterns. 7. Hugo Boss watches Founded by German businessman Hugo Ferdinand Boss in 1924, Hugo Boss is a globally recognized premium-fashion house. The brand offers clothing lines including business-wear, casual-dresses, luxury-sportswear and evening-wear. It is the number one fashion clothing company in Germany. Hugo Boss also offers shoes and other lifestyle accessories. It has licensed out the production of fragrances, eyewear and watches to other established companies. Hugo Boss watches are manufactured and distributed by Movado Group under a licensing agreement signed in 2005. All Hugo Boss products are known for their elegant designs, continuous innovation, quality craftsmanship and ecological sustainability. Genuinely made with environment-friendly and high-quality materials, the much-acclaimed clothing lines of the brand combine modern and sophisticated design features. With their contemporary appeal and refined style, Hugo Boss watches perfectly faithfully reflect the design ethos of the iconic luxury fashion house. 8. Michael Kors watches Michael Kors is a fashion brand founded by an American fashion designer and entrepreneur of the same name. Incorporated in 1981, his company Capri Holdings (formerly Michael Kors Holdings Limited) also owns Jimmy Choo and Versace brands. Michael Kors fashion label offers ready-to-wear clothing lines, bags, lifestyle accessories, shoes, wallets and watches. The brand’s watches are manufactured by Fossil Group under a license agreement. Michael Kors’s clothing lines are known for their modern style incorporating cool, sporty and sophisticated design features. Michael Kors watches proudly reflect this aesthetic spirit. 9. Marc Jacobs watches Photo Credit: marcjacobs.com Marc Jacobs is an American fashion designer who founded his eponymous label 1984. Marc Jacobs’s clothing lines are popularly known for their distinctive designs mixed with preppie, grunge and high-fashion elements. In addition to fashion-clothing collections, Marc Jacobs also offers bags, beauty-care products, fragrances, footwear, timepieces and other lifestyle accessories.  For a long time, Marc Jacobs branded watches had been produced by Fossil Group. In 2019, the designer fashion house signed a licensing agreement with Bedrock Manufacturing for designing and producing Marc Jacobs brand watches. Based in the USA, Bedrock is the parent company of notable American brands Filson and Shinola. Marc Jacobs watches perfectly reflect the streetwise aesthetics of the fashion house’s clothing lines. These timepieces are available with various case-shapes and styles. 10. Guess watches Photo Credit : guess.com Based in Los Angeles in USA, Guess (Guess?) is a global apparel brand known for its casual-fashion lines. Founded by the Marciano brothers in 1981, Guess is also a global leader in Denim-wear. The brand also offers bags, jewelry, perfumes, shoes and watches. Guess watches are manufactured by Timex Group. Guess is known for their bold, sexy and trendsetting fashion clothing lines dedicated to young and stylish clients. Inspired by this distinctive style, Guess offers an extensive collection of audacious, flamboyant and sensual timekeepers. 11. Diesel watches Diesel is an Italian fashion-clothing and accessories company founded by Renzo Rosso in 1978. Diesel is prominently a denim-wear brand. It additionally offers other ready-to-wear apparel, fashion accessories, shoes and watches. Diesel branded watches are manufactured by the Fossil group. A true alternative casual-wear brand, Diesel’s clothing lines are traditionally known for their assertive, audacious and provocative design features. Instead of going after the latest trends in fashion, Guess diligently follows its own principles. With their over-sized dimensions and bold design features, Diesel watches reflect the similar aesthetic spirit of the brand. 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  5. 5 Best Underground Mining Watches

    5 Best Underground Mining Watches

    Introduction Mining is one of the most challenging industrial sectors. The workers employed in mining have to undergo most extreme conditions like working in underground caves and tunnels, underwater and other treacherous terrains. Moreover, miners have to work regularly with heavy machinery and enormous tools. Mining watches are so important. Working in a mining site is entirely different from the other industrial activities. So the clothing and other accessories typically worn by miners should be able to withstand the harsh conditions in the underground mines. Generally, such products are manufactured by following strict specifications to ensure excellent durability. These standard specifications are applicable to wristwatches also. A wristwatch is a necessary tool for miners. You will find a lot of sturdy and rugged watches in the market but not all of them are suitable for underground miners. Desirable Features of an Underground Miner’s Watch A miner’s job demands lots of physical work and the timepiece he wears should be sturdy enough to protect it from physical damages. Therefore watches made with durable materials like stainless steel and titanium are more preferred in this sector. The glass should be made from sapphire crystal, which is exceptionally scratch-proof. The watches with excellent shockproof features are more ideal to avoid damages while working with large scale machinery and tools.  Frequent exposure to magnetic fields can adversely affect the accuracy of a mechanical timepiece. In the mining sector, you will come across several types of machinery with intense magnetic fields. If your timepiece is anti-magnetic, it can naturally resist such potential interferences. In some Mining sectors, quartz watches are not allowed due to potential fire hazards. Hand-wound movements are also inadvisable as it is difficult to wind them frequently, especially if you are wearing gloves or any other protective gear. So a perfect watch for underground miners should be equipped with an automatic (self-winding) mechanical calibre with excellent anti-magnetic and shock-proof features. The wearer’s hand movements are enough to keep the automatic watch energized for long periods. While working in the mines, the wristwatches can come in direct contact with dirty water, mud or oil. So a Miner’s watch should have outstanding water resistance and dust/mud resistant features. The timepiece should be easily washable so that its user can properly clean it without much hard work. Metal bracelet, rubber and silicone strap are generally water-resistant and they can be easily cleaned.  Leather straps are not advisable for miner’s watches. The dial readability is an important aspect when you work in areas with less light. So, always get a piece with the simplest dial details and the best luminous technology. Bulky watches are undesirable as they are vulnerable to physical damages. Keeping the above specifications in mind, we have shortlisted five most suitable wristwatches for underground miners: 1. Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra > 15,000 gauss The Aqua Terra is an impressive sub-collection of Omega’s iconic Seamaster family. The Seamaster Aqua Terra collection offers highly reliable wristwatches suitable for professional activities. These timepieces feature all the typical characteristics of Omega’s professional models, yet come with a refined and balanced design. From this extraordinary collection, we suggest the Aqua Terra > 15,000 gauss watch as a perfect wrist companion for underground miners.  It is a rugged watch crafted from super quality 316L stainless steel. It has a 41.5 mm diameter case. Water-resistant to 150 meters, this watch can be worn on a stainless steel bracelet. This model is resistant to magnetic fields greater than 15’000 gauss, a rare feat in the precision of watchmaking. It also displays the date at 3 o clock. This watch houses a Co-axial mechanical automatic movement equipped with Si 14 silicon balance spring. Moreover, the Seamaster Aqua Terra > 15,000 gauss is a certified chronometer. 2. Rolex Milgauss Rolex is a world leader in the production of various professional timepieces associated with sectors like aviation, diving, expeditions, industries, motorsports, sailing and scientific research. Although all Rolex watches are best known for their ruggedness, reliability and incredible precision, we suggest the Oyster Perpetual Milgauss watch for underground mine workers. The watch case is made from the proprietary Oyster steel (904L steel), the most reliable material ever used in watchmaking. It measures 40 mm in diameter and has water resistance up to 100 meters.  The Milgauss model is typically fitted with a super-strong Oyster steel bracelet. Fitted with Oysterclasp and Easylink comfort extension link, this special bracelet ensures comfortable wearing and remarkable versatility. The watch is resistant to a magnetic flux density of 1,000 gausses. This exceptional anti-magnetic feature makes this wristwatch suitable for miners who work near heavy machinery that causes electromagnetic interferences. The Milgauss watch houses the high precise self-winding movement certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). The watch displays hour, minute and second. All three hands and hour-markers employ Super-LumiNova to ensure dial visibility all the time. 3. IWC Ingenieur Automatic watch IWC enjoys a long history of making the world’s most rugged watches under its outstanding Ingenieur collection. Since its launch in the 1950s, Ingenieur has evolved progressively. Presently, it is a flagship collection of the Swiss brand. From this line, we suggest the IWC Ingenieur automatic watch in stainless steel for underground miners.  This well-built timepiece comes with a solid stainless steel case measuring 40mm in diameter and has a water resistance of 120 meters. It also features crown guards. The watch displays hour, minutes, second and date. All three hands and hour-marking indexes employ Super-LumiNova to facilitate time-reading even in the darkness. The watch is typically fitted with a solid stainless steel bracelet with a folding clasp. It has a magnetic resistance up to 40,000 A/m (around 500 gausses). Its automatic movement provides a power reserve of 42 hours. This Ingenieur automatic watch is also available in a rubber strap. 4. SINN 856 Photo Credit: sinn.com Although a pilot watch model, the SINN 856 paired with stainless steel bracelet or silicon strap boasts all the distinctive features required for an underground miner’s wristwatch. This automatic watch contains several specific features typically incorporated with SINN’s professional timepieces. Its 40mm diameter stainless steel case is made with innovative TEGIMENT technology for ensuring excellent scratch resistance.  The proprietary Ar-Dehumidifying Technology enhances functional reliability and protects the watch from fogging. The timepiece is waterproof up to 200 meters. With magnetic field protection up to 80,000 A/m (around 1,000 gausses), the SINN 856 watch can withstand strong magnetic interferences. The watch typically houses a reliable, Swiss-made self-winding mechanical movement and displays hour, minute, second and date. For ensuring excellent readability around the clock, the hands and hour-markers are coated with Super-LumiNova. 5. Ball Engineer III Marvelight Photo Credit : ballwatch.com Swiss watch brand BALL has been known for its professional timepieces. For underground miners we suggest the Ball Engineer III Marvelight watch model. It comes with a reliable 40mm diameter case and has a water resistance of 100 meters. This highly reliable automatic watch has a magnetic resistance of up to 80,000A/m (around 1,000 gausses). This solid stainless steel timepiece features micro gas tubes on the hour, minute, second hands for optimum night reading capability. The hour-markers are also made with micro gas tubes. The watch displays hours, minutes, second and date. The Engineer III Marvelight watch is typically fitted with a stainless steel bracelet with a folding buckle. Read More : Rolex Omega IWC Watches Breitling Cartier Hublot Hamilton Chopard Panerai

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  6. 10 Top Watches brands in Movies

    10 Top Watches brands in Movies

    The glamorous lifestyle of film stars has been always an inspiration for many people. We love hearing about their valuable possessions: cars, branded fashion items, lifestyle accessories, jewelry, gadgets and watches. It is also very common to associate specific products with certain movie characters played by acclaimed film stars. The timepieces worn by these leading actors in the films have long been popular among watch lovers. In this article, we will highlight the top 10 watch brands associated with different movies.  1. Rolex Photo Credit : amitdevhanda.com Rolex has been known for its longstanding association with movies. The legendary actors Marlon Brando, Paul Newman and Steve McQueen were ardent admirers of Rolex watches. In several movies, Rolex watches starred along with these prominent actors. In the 1979 American epic war film Apocalypse Now, Marlon Brando wore a Rolex GMT master watch. In The Color of Money, Paul Newman’s character Eddie Felson sported a Rolex Datejust watch.  Rolex’s partnership with the British spy film series began with the film Dr No. released in 1962. In this movie, James Bond (starred by Sean Connery) wore a Submariner watch. In the following three James Bond movies starred by Sean Connery – From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964) and Thunderball (1965) -, various Submariner models were spotted. In Casino Royale (1967), David Niven wore a Rolex GMT master watch. In 1969, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was released in which George Lazenby played the role of James Bond. He wore Rolex Chronograph and Submariner models in the movie. In Live and Let Die (1973) and The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) movies, James Bond (played by Roger Moore), wore different Rolex Submariner watches. In the movie Licence to Kill (1989), starred by Timothy Dalton, James Bond sported a Rolex Submariner watch. Featured in a number of classic movies, Rolex remains the most favorite watch brand in the glamorous film industry. Some Rolex watch models associated with the most acclaimed actors are highly sought-after nowadays. In 2017, a vintage Rolex Daytona owned by Paul Newman was auctioned for a whopping $15.5 million, making it the most expensive wristwatch ever sold in a watch auction. 2. Omega Photo Credit: Omega Official Website Omega has been renowned for its moon watches as its timepieces accompanied NASA astronauts during their Apollo Lunar missions. You can find Omega watches in several Hollywood movies, most importantly in James Bond sequels. Since 1995, Omega has been the official watch of James Bond. British actor Pierce Brosnan starred as James Bond in Golden Eye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) , The World is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002). Daniel Craig played the role of James Bond in Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008) Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015). In all these movies, James Bond chose to wear various Seamaster watch models. Omega also creates limited edition watches to celebrate its association with the world’s most handsome spy. 3. Hamilton Photo Credit : hamiltonwatch.com Hamilton, founded in USA in 1892, has been associated with Hollywood since 1932. The brand was acquired by SSIH (now Swatch group) in the 1970s. Hamilton made its first movie appearance in the 1932 film Shanghai Express in which the character Captain Donald Harvey played by Clive Brook wore a Flintridge watch. Since then, Hamilton watches have been starred in several Hollywood movies.  Some notable movies/sequels in this list are The Frogmen, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Men in Black, Blood Diamond, Avengers, Spiderman, Pearl Harbor, Interstellar, The Martian and Ocean’s Eight. The latest in the extensive list is Tenet (2020) in which the Protagonist played by John David Washington wore a Hamilton Khaki BeLOWZERO Titanium watch. 4. Jaeger-LeCoultre Photo Credit : spotern.com The luxury Swiss watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre has been associated with a number of prestigious international film festivals and award events. In the movie Doctor Strange, the lead character played by Benedict Cumberbatch wore a Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin Perpetual watch.  Jaeger-LeCoultre’s association with Batman films began in 1995 with Batman Forever starring Val Kilmer and directed by Joel Schumacher. In Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012) movies, Christian Bale wore Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso watches. Jaeger-LeCoultre watches also appeared in the movies like The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) starring Pierce Brosnan and The Great Gatsby (2013) featuring Leonardo DiCaprio. 5. Seiko Photo Credit : hodinkee.com Japanese watchmaker Seiko has been a favourite brand in several Hollywood movies, especially since the 1970s. It was one of the first brands to introduce Digital watches which were considered hi-fi gadgets during those times. Thanks to their retro-futuristic appeal, Seiko digital timepieces were shown in several sci-fi movies released in the 70s and the 80s. Roger Moore wore Seiko digital watches in James Bond films like The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only and Octopussy. You can also discover various Seiko analogue wristwatches in some James Bond movies.  Seiko watches were spotted in several other movies. Released in the 1980s, James Cameron’s sci-fi film Aliens featured the Seiko Giugiaro watch. In Apocalypse Now, the character Captain Willard portrayed by Martin Sheen wore a Seiko diver. Arnold Schwarzenegger also chose to wear a Seiko dive watch in the 1987 film, Predator. 6. Longines Photo Credit : productplacementblog.com Swiss watch brand Longines has been associated with movie stars since long ago. The brand’s most notable ambassadors are from the film field. The legendary British actress Audrey Hepburn was an admirer of Longines DolceVita watches. The Swiss brand also produced a limited edition Audrey Hepburn DolceVita collection inspired by the legendary actress.  The iconic American film actor Humphrey Bogart wore a Longines Evidenza wristwatch in Casablanca, the romantic drama movie released in 1942. Longines watches were also featured in James Bond sequels like Casino Royale (2006), SkyFall (2012) and SPECTRE (2015). Most notable among these timepieces is the 18kt Rose gold Conquest Heritage automatic watch worn by the character M (starred by Ralph Fiennes) in the movie SPECTRE. 7. Casio/Casio G-shock Photo Credit : duniajampria.blogspot.com The second Japanese watch brand that became popular in Hollywood is Casio. In the 1985 movie Back To The Future, the character Marty McFly played by Michael J. Fox wore a Casio multi-function digital timepiece. In the film SPEED, Keenu Reeves’ character wore a G-shock digital watch. The Casio G-shock watches were also shown in several Hollywood movies like Gone in Sixty Seconds, The Siege, Captain Phillips, Scream 4 and Tropic Thunder. 8. Cartier Photo Credit : watch-fever.blogspot.com Cartier watch made its first movie appearance in The Sheik, released in 1921. This film’s leading actor Rudolph Valentino opted for his favourite Tank watch. Cartier watches have been popular among film stars and other celebrities. The brand’s timepieces can be spotted in several Hollywood movies. The most notable among them is the 1987 movie Wall Street in which Michael Douglas’s character Gordon Gekko wore a Santos de Cartier watch.  9. Piaget Photo Credit : time2hk.com Piaget is a luxury watch and jewelry brand based in Switzerland. Its watches and jewelry are popular among Hollywood celebrities who proudly exhibit them during red-carpet shows and film festivals. Piaget watches can be seen in several Hollywood movies. Its brand ambassadress Jessica Chastain wore a Piaget Traditional rose gold watch in the movie Molly’s Game released in 2017.  10. Breitling Photo Credit : hautetime.com Breitling has been known for its professional timepieces, especially the pilot watches. The popular Hollywood actor John Travolta, who is also a well-experienced pilot, has been an official ambassador of the Swiss watch brand since 2005. Breitling wristwatches were spotted in several films. Among them, the most notable one is the customized Breitling Top Time Chronograph watch worn by Sean Connery in the 1965 James Bond film Thunderball.

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  7. Know the World’s 10 Most Expensive Watches to Satiate Your Inner Horophile

    Know the World’s 10 Most Expensive Watches to Satiate Your Inner Horophile

    Classy timepieces are some of the most admired and coveted pieces of technology. A luxury watch worn on your wrist can instantly add panache and finesse to your overall look. Combining the best in design, craftsmanship and history, prices of opulent watches can soar into the millions.  Here, we have listed the 10 most expensive watches in the world where you’ll be acquainted with a jaw-dropping collection of elegant, sophisticated watches fit for royalty. Wearing any one of these watches will surely help to distinguish you from the rest.  10 Most Expensive Watches Graff Diamonds Hallucination Source: InstagramLuxury and grandeur at its finest, the Graff Diamonds Hallucination is the most valuable timepiece ever created. It claims the title of the most expensive watch in the world and rightly so. The Hallucination is a masterpiece set into a platinum bracelet, which is entirely covered in 110 carats of diamonds. Diamonds of sundry colors including yellow, pink, green and blue, and cuts including pear, heart, emerald, round and marquise, are combined to create this stunning quartz watch. What’s more, you ask? The unreal, dreamy design of the watch was worked upon by John Graff himself, along with several craftsmen and gemologists. It is truly the most expensive and the best watch that money can buy.  Graff Diamonds The Fascination Source: InstagramStaying true to its name, The Fascination contains a 38.14-carat diamond in flawless pear shape in the center and the bracelet of the watch is studded with 152. 96 carats of white diamond. The convertible dial can be detached and worn as a ring. The transformable jeweled timepiece is truly a work of art with meticulous craftsmanship and great attention to detail. The bracelet holding the watch in its center is a masterful work of gem-setting and metallurgy. It is no easy feat to create an arresting diamond bracelet that is convertible and also comfortable.  The only question one has to wrestle here is whether to wear The Fascination as a watch or as a ring.  Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime  Source: InstagramThe one-of-a-kind Grandmaster Chime was introduced in 2014 to mark Patek Philippe’s 175th anniversary. This piece is in stainless steel and the most complicated watch ever produced by Patek Philippe. The Grandmaster Chime boasts of 20 different functions and 2 dials. The piece also comes with titular chiming modes. Adorning this spectacularly classy watch will enhance your status symbol.  >>Read more about Patek Philippe Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 Manchette Source: PinterestThe Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 Manchette is among the costliest watches ever made. It features a substantial band that is encrusted with diamond-set links. On top of the diamond and white gold diamond, the manually winded clockwork is placed. Sapphire glasses cover the face of the watch. This exclusive timepiece has 11 onyx gemstones and 576 diamonds. Moreover, horologists insist that a similar piece was gifted to Queen Elizabeth II to honor 60-years of her tenure.  So, do you want to feel like royalty? The Jaeger-LeCoultre Jaillerie 101 Manchette is what you need to be worn on your wrist.  >>Read more about Jaeger-LeCoultre Chopard 201-Carat Watch Source: PinterestThe name of the watch tells you why this is one of the most expensive timepieces in the world. Created by Chopard, the stunning 201-Carat Watch consists of an 11-carat white diamond, a 12-carat blue diamond and a 15-carat pink diamond. Furthermore, it consists of 874 diamonds in an array of colors and sizes. The watch comes with a spring mechanism and when you press it, the watch opens like a flower. The 201-Carat Watch makes for an exclusive gift to your loved one. If you are a connoisseur, this piece surely deserves a place in your watch collection.  >>Read more about Chopard Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication Source: InstagramThe Supercomplication is among the most expensive and valuable watches designed by Patek Philippe. This watch was created for a wealthy American banker, Henry Graves. The intricate piece consists of 24 complications and includes a minute repeater with the chimes of Westminster, a perpetual calendar, a celestial chart, and sunrise & sunset times. The celestial chart or map of New York is as seen from Henry’s apartment on Fifth Avenue. It cannot get any more personalized than that! This stunning watch can be yours if you have a few million to spare.  >>Read more about Patek Philippe Jacob & Co. Billionaire Watch  Source: Jacob & Co OfficialThere is something incredibly elegant and graceful about the spectacular Billionaire Watch. Jacob & Co. has aptly named the piece to describe how you would feel when the watch snugly fits on your wrist. This watch belongs to the high-end price category and every inch of the watch’s body is covered in diamonds, which are worth 260 carats. These diamonds feature the traditional emerald cut. But, the diamonds are not the only shiny rock that adorns this beautiful watch. The Billionaire also features 19 jewels, a skeleton face and 167 other components that truly make it one of the most luxurious pieces in the world.  Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 Source: InstagramPatek Philippe The 1518 is cased in high-grade stainless steel and it is the first in a limited edition 4-piece series. The 1518 is different from most of the other luxury watches by Patek Philippe. This watch features the only Patek calendar chronograph in stainless steel. If you’ve got the money, this watch is a steal! >>Read more about Patek Philippe Patek Philippe Ref. 1527 Source: PinterestThe 1527 was crafted by Patek Philippe in 1943, but it is still one of the costliest and luxurious watches that you can own. The watch may appear to be ordinary from the outside, but it contains over 20 different precious stones and is made from rose gold worth 20 Karat. The high-end price tag of the watch comes from two things – the piece is incredibly rare and used as an inspiration for several other models.  >>Read more about Patek Philippe Hublot Big Bang Diamond Source: InstagramDo you want a bit of bling in your life? The Hublot Big Bang Diamond watch might be just what you need. The watch has 1280 3-carat diamonds, which are all cut by hand by a jeweler in New York. With this watch wrapped around your wrist, you don’t have to worry about making long-lasting impressions.  So, ready to expand your watch collection? The aforementioned are certainly some of the most exceptional pieces of craftsmanship and design.  >> Read more about Hublot

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