If you are a fan of intricate details and stunning style, then pay attention. Today the good folks over at zenith replica swiss watches are back, unleashing a bold and eye-catching new timepiece for our wearing and timekeeping needs. Today we get our first look at Zenith’s El Primero Tourbillon Skeleton Intense Black, a sleek and stylish watch that will certainly do both. Zenith’s El Primero Tourbillon Skeleton Intense Black comes rocking a ceramic case and rubber strap combo while measuring 45mm x 14.6mm and has an AR-coated sapphire crystal and a sapphire display back.
The design is water resistant to 50 meters and features automatic counterfeit Zenith in-house Caliber El Primero 4035B with 35 jewels, 36,000 vph and a power reserve of 50 hours. The watch also includes a one-minute tourbillon as well as two chronograph counters. Other details include hands which are ruthenium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova and the black rubber strap with a black PVD-coated titanium triple folding clasp. Have a look at this outstanding timepiece in the images below and speak your thoughts on it after the jump. Stay tuned for many more exceptional timepieces coming soon and head to Zenith to learn more immediately!
As you might know, this year marks the 20th anniversary of a rather unique and disruptive brand named URWERK. As you would have already seen in our dedicated movie, this independent watchmaker launched its first high end replica watches at Baselworld 1997, when the brand’s young founders were barely out of school. Twenty years later and you might be tempted to believe that Frei & Baumgartner are now old men sleeping behind their desks… Nothing could be further from the truth however and as proof of the strong vitality and creativity of URWERK, here is its latest creation, the impressive URWERK UR-T8, which continues the brand’s fascination with satellite time-displays and unusual cases.
20 years ago Frei & Baumgartner introduced a new concept to watchmaking, the satellite complication, a complex mechanism of wandering hours grouped into satellites revolving around a carrousel (yes, it sounds complicated… still, the display is extremely simple to read). Although the underlying concept behind this display appears impressively modern it is in fact rather antique (not vintage but properly antique…) This system was inspired by a 400 year old Italian night clock, invented by the Campani Brothers in Rome in 1652. This clock was commissioned by the Pope so he could read the time at night. It displayed the time in a different way, thanks to large numerals exposed on revolving satellites and running over a minute arch. This is exactly what Frei & Baumgartner imagined for their first watch, the UR-101, introduced in 1997 – a complication that would later feature in almost all of the brand’s creations. For more details about the early days of URWERK, please take a look at the video below:
As we said in the intro, the brand and its founders may have 20 years on the clock now but they are far from resting on their laurels. Since the first creation in 1997, URWERK has introduced impressive, completely disruptive, resolutely avant-garde urwerk zeit device fake watches with a bold and almost sci-fi look, such as the UR-103, the UR-202, the UR-210 and the simply unique EMC Concept (a must read for watchnerds). After seeing all that you can’t help but wonder what will come next… Well, the answer is the URWERK UR-T8.
The UR-T8, which marks the 20th anniversary of the brand, is URWERK’s first transformable watch. A series of precise actions unlocks the case from its cradle, flips it over and returns it with a click to protect the time beneath a titanium shield. Squeeze again the two buttons on the side of the case to release it, lift it vertically, rotate it 180° around its axis and click it back into its cradle to return to the time display. The idea is to have both a mystery object on the wrist, where actually nothing is displayed, or when the case is flipped, a massive, bold and creative piece of watchmaking with a unique display. It’s up to you, up to the activity, up to the circumstances… The new UR-T8 is a 2-in-1 concept. The funniest thing is that with this watch, Martin Frei explains, URWERK wanted to create a watch “that recalls the Reverso watches”, also known as some of the most conservative watches out there. The Reverso concept has been pushed to brand new level here.
Once the case of the URWERK UR-T8 is flipped over the right position, you discover a new version of the brand’s trademark wandering-hour indication. The 12 hours in groups of four on a three-armed carousel successively sweep across the scale of 60 minutes to show the time both digitally and analogically. It is the biggest and most elaborate carousel configuration yet created by URWERK, with each arm supporting a satellite carousel bearing the four hour numerals. As each hour numeral on a disc transits the 120° arc, it counter-rotates to keep it horizontal, a small but significant detail that requires complex planetary gearing.
Another technical feature unique to URWERK is the pneumatic control of the self-winding system. A spinning vane connected to the winding rotor absorbs any sudden and violent movements of the rotor without compromising its winding efficiency.
Design-wise, the URWERK UR-T8 maintains the usual codes of the manufacture: the huge crown, the organically shaped sapphire-crystal glass, the textured case that invites your touch, a strong personality and a recognisable visual signature. The Transformer case is in Grade 5 titanium, with bicolor titanium or a black PVD coating, and measures a large 60.23mm x 48.35mm x 20.02mm. The URWERK UR-T8 will be available in an initial series of 60 breitling replica watches. Price to be confirmed during SIHH 2017.
The year 2016 was at times grey and sullen, while at other times it rained purple, red, or blue and a host of other vibrant (and at times symbolic) colors.
There was also a crop of colorful swiss fake watches to stand out from the masses of new steel and titanium-encased horology, titillating the senses with bursts of fresh color. Here are five colorful watches that caught my eye last year.
HYT Colorblock H1
Three vibrant new versions of HYT’s H1 arrived in 2016 in celebration of the three-year anniversary of the boutique brand (both the brand and the inaugural H1 were announced in 2012, but watches were only delivered the following year).
Richard Mille RM 011 Red Quartz, RM 68-01 Kongo, RM 26-02 Evil Eye
Richard Mille gravitated toward extreme color over the last year, leading us to nominate an impressive three incredible watches for this roundup.
Richard Mille RM 26-02 Evil Eye, whose grand feu enamel was done by Olivier Vaucher
The RM 26-02 Evil Eye takes its inspiration from the universal symbol of bad luck – though the eye here looks definitely reptilian to me. Or perhaps from Mordor.
The Richard Mille RM 68-01 Kongo model is fascinating with its movement components hand-painted by the famous street artist Cyril Phan Aka Kongo.
The year 2016 was a banner one for women’s timepieces at Fabergé, many of them exhibiting juicy oranges and yellows, deep emerald greens, and sky blues as if they had been born on a deep summer day.
Kari Voutilainen Kaen
This unisex timepiece from Kari Voutilainen possesses something as rare and beautiful on the inside as it does on the outside: the stupendously finished Voutilainen Vingt-8 caliber with its double escape wheel direct impulse escapement clothed in a classically sized white gold case and topped off by a dial embellished by a micro mosaic kaleidoscope of color by the Unryuan studio in Japan.
Turn the replica watch over and you will also discover some of the colorful beauty of this exquisite work of art on the flip side as well.
Quick Facts Kari Voutilainen Kaen
Case: 39 mm, white gold
Movement: manually wound Vingt-8 Voutilainen caliber with direct impulse escapement and two escape wheels; German silver and titanium base plate and bridges with decoration by Unryuan studio; pink gold wheels
Dial: micro mosaic by Unryuan studio in Japan
Functions: hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds
Limitation: one unique piece
Price: 220,000 Swiss francs