月度归档:2019年09月

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In addition to the beauty, what is the use of the moon phase?

Some people say that the moon phase is the most impractical function of the watch. Some people say that the moon phase is the most beautiful watch function. In addition to the beauty, what is the use of the moon phase? Is it really flashy?

What is the moon phase table? The moon phase meter is very easy to identify, and the moon phase function is the moon phase meter. The moon phase function is often placed in a special-shaped semi-circular window (mostly crescent-shaped). This particular shape consists of a semi-circular arc and two small arcs. This well-designed shape, combined with the moon on the moon phase plate, tells us more accurately the shape of the moon at the beginning or end of a cycle. Today, this function really symbolizes meaning more than the actual meaning. After all, how much time do we have to enjoy the moon? And when you really appreciate the moon, why not appreciate the real moon in the sky?

But like most watch functions, the birth of the moon phase was originally intended to be “useful.” One of the most reliable guesses at the moment is for sailing needs. The development of timepieces has also developed rapidly with the incomparable importance of the nautical industry. The tide of the sea is directly related to the gravitational effect of the moon. The tide changes directly affect military strategy, ocean navigation, marine fisheries, etc., so learning to look at the face of the moon can save lives.

No matter how you look at the moon phase function, it is indeed one of the long-lasting watch functions. Even the practical Rolex, in 2017, also launched a moon-shaped Celini, stunning everyone. . Perhaps human pursuit of beauty is eternal, and there is no saying that beauty is a kind of wealth. Moreover, even if they are all moon phases, different brands have made different effects. Blancpain’s smiling moon phase, Lange’s eccentric moon phase, and the world’s largest moon phase, the Arno royal series. HM Double Hemisphere Perpetual Moon.

Perhaps in modern times, the moon phase is really the most complicated function with no practical value, but the natural yearning and curiosity of the human beings will never stop. Even if human beings have already landed on the moon, they know that the moon is actually not so beautiful. However, there is no saying in China that “there is a lack of moon in the moon” and the moon is different. Moreover, most of the men and women in the red dust are visual animals.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15500

For 2019, Audemars Piguet replaced the Royal Oak Ref. 15400 with the new Ref. 15500, which we originally wrote about here. The Royal Oak 15500 is more of a refresh than a new model, but there were some significant updates nonetheless.

To start, the dial is available in black, blue, and a new gray version (which essentially replaces the white version).

As part of the refresh, Audemars Piguet increased the width of the applied indices as well as shortening them, moved the date further to the right of the dial, removed the partial hour marker that used to sit adjacent to the date aperture, repositioned and enlarged the applied “AP” logo at 12 o’clock, moved “Swiss Made” closer to the bottom of the dial, and removed “Automatic” from the dial altogether.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15500

Additionally, the minute graduations were moved off the dial and printed on a separate outer chapter ring. The hour and minute hands have been widened ever so slightly, and the second-hand counterweight was reshaped to better match the design and is now skeletonized instead of a solid, which looks quite cool.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15500

Even though I did not have a lot of time with this watch on my wrist, overall, it does seem more refined than the outgoing 15400 (that we reviewed in 2013), and a worthy upgrade. Whether the bolder logo, hour markers, and hands are preferable to the old version is debatable. Like with Rolex’s maxi dials, the dial does stand out more, which tends to appeal to more mainstream buyers and less to brand purists. As for the dial color options, blue is always a great choice and the new gray variant looks excellent.

Royal Oak Extra-Thin

A watch that was first sold in 1972 is still the masterpiece of the brand 46 years later. Not to mention more desirable and collectible than ever on both the new and pre-owned market.

With a case and bracelet designed by the late Gerald Genta, the Royal Oak is, in my opinion, visually one of the greatest watch designs of all time.

The rarer A-Series models (Ref. 5402) in the best condition are naturally *the most desirable* vintage buy.

I don’t know about you but this is one of my holy grails and has been for many years. Really any Royal Oak for that matter. I like the old ones, the new ones (Ref. 15202ST), and even the non-Jumbos (Ref. 15400). Any would do for me. No other watch is like it. The way the light reflects off the perfectly faceted and polished octagonal steel case and the bracelet is truly sublime.

 

 

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Ultra Light

As you’ve likely seen across the internet, Omega announced a new ultra-light watch with a case, caseback, and crown machined from gamma titanium. The material is used in aeronautics thanks to its resistant properties and because it’s harder and lighter than conventional titanium alloys.

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Ultra Light

The 41 mm diameter Seamaster Aqua Terra Ultra Light will be worn by Omega golf ambassadors, such as Rory Mcllroy, who is helping with the development presumably demanded a watch that’s light and unobtrusive in order to wear it seamlessly while competing. This utilitarian design consideration is most apparent not just in the lightness of the watch – which is excellent, although a small vintage watch can easily weigh just 55 grams – but in the design of the crown. Omega’s new crown design is referred to as a “push-in” crown but it does not mean than in the traditional sense where we typically have “screw-down” or “push-in.” Also referred to by Omega as “telescoping” the crown literally pushes in so that it’s flush with the case, to prevent digging into your wrist while playing golf, as well as other sports. However, it’s also a “screw-down” or “locking” crown.

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Ultra Light

In addition to the gamma titanium used for the core case components, the dial is made of grade 5 titanium, which is a more typical material used in watchmaking compared to gamma titanium, although using it for the dial is uncommon and helps decrease the watch’s total weight. The fixed bezel is manufactured from lightweight ceramic, in a color slightly darker than the case, and also helps to keep weight at a minimal.

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Ultra Light

The entire watch is matte-finished to prevent glare. Water-resistance is 150 meters. Each watch comes with both a rubber and fabric strap (adjustable) and will be available in three colors – red, blue and green and will be available on online and in Omega boutiques in the US starting early 2020.

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Black Ceramic and Titanium

Omega has announced a new brushed black ceramic version of the Seamaster 300M, with a grade 5 titanium caseback. The watch is powered by the company’s Master Chronometer caliber 8806.

The Seamaster 300M Black Ceramic and Titanium diver’s watch is similar to the Seamaster 300M line that was launched last year, and that we went hands-on with. It features the same style of ceramic dial with the same laser-engraved wave pattern (minus the date window), giant skeletonized hands, helium escape valve, ceramic bezel, and so forth.

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Black Ceramic and Titanium

However, this version is slightly wider at 43.5 mm (versus 42 mm x 13.56 mm for the existing Seamaster 300M). Just without a date, and it’s also 3 mm wider (29 mm vs. 26 mm), which is a better fit for the new case.

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Black Ceramic side

The ceramic case has been given a nice matte brushed finish, and the dial also has a matte finish, which is surely better for visibility in bright conditions, something that is very apparent with a polished ceramic case or dial.

James Bond 007 Limited Edition Omega Seamaster 2019

Omega announced the 007 Limited Edition Seamaster 42 mm Diver 300M presented in stainless steel with a black PVD on a black ceramic dial with the signature Bond spiral-brushed gun barrel design and 9mm bullet head at the center.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the sixth James Bond movie, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) and this watch pays homage to the movie not just with the spiral dial motif, but also with a number of more subtle of nods to the movie.

2019 Limited Edition Omega Bond Seamaster

The James Bond Omega Seamaster 2019 is limited to 7,007 pieces with an 18K yellow gold plate affixed to the side of the case engraved with the individual edition number. The hands and applied indices are also in 18K yellow gold, including the index at 12 o’clock, which is inspired by the Bond family coat-of-arms. On the 7th day of each month, the number 7 on the date window uses the same font as the 007 logo. There is also a hidden “50” on the 10 o’clock index, which appears only low-light and is activated via a secret signature within the lume of the hour marker.

2019 Limited Edition Omega Bond Seamaster

The watch is based on the latest Seamaster Professional which is was first introduced in 2018 and features a ceramic dial, 300 meters of water resistance, a helium escape valve, and a Master Chronometer rating. On the inner side of the sapphire crystal caseback, you will find the Bond family coat-of-arms in gold and black. The watch is powered by Omega caliber 8800.

2019 Limited Edition Omega Bond Seamaster

The latest James Bond Limited Edition Seamaster is presented on a black rubber strap and each timepiece comes with a black box with gun barrel patterns and bullet head buttons. (Ref. 210.22.42.20.01.004)

James Bond 007 Limited  Edition Omega Seamaster 2019

Introducing the Seamaster Diver 300M Chronograph 2019

Following the debut of the redesigned Omega Seamaster Diver 300M dive watch collection last year, the Omega Seamaster 300M Chronograph has been refreshed for 2019.

There are nine new references that were introduced at the Swatch Group’s TimeToMove trade show last month. They all have the same dimensions and functions but vary in color and materials.

The Seamaster 300M Chronograph Professional line comes in a 44 mm diameter case, with a ceramic bezel insert, ceramic chronograph pushers, a ceramic dial with laser-engraved waves, prominent skeletonized sword-shaped hour and minutes hands, and large circular or rectangular applied indices.

The conical helium escape valve, located at 10 o’clock on the case flank, has the new generation aesthetic, like the Seamaster 300M watch we went hands-on with last year.

First in the lineup is the stainless steel Seamaster 300M Chronograph comes with a blue ceramic bezel insert, blue pushers, and a blue dial. This is the most accessible version and comes with rhodium-plated hands and indices. Omega’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer caliber 9900 powers the hours, minutes, small seconds, date, and chronograph functions. (This model also comes in a black version or a gray version, and is available on integrated rubber strap or bracelet).

Next is the two-tone stainless steel version which has a black bezel insert, black pushers, and black dial. This variation uses 18K red gold for the bezel, the bezel markings, the conical helium escape valve, the crown, the pusher guards, the hands, and indices. This is also powered by Omega caliber 9900. (This model also comes in a blue variation with yellow instead of red gold and is available with an integrated rubber strap or two-tone stainless steel bracelet.)

Finally, there is a solid 18K red gold version with a gold bezel, helium escape valve, crown, hands, pusher guards, subdial chapters rings, and indices. Additionally, instead of a shiny bezel insert and flush diving scale like the two aforementioned models, this has a unique laser-ablated black ceramic bezel ring with a granular textured matte finish contrasted by a black relief engraved polished diving scale. Going one step further, because this is the solid 18K gold version, instead of the caliber 9900, this Seamaster 300M Chronograph is driven by caliber 9901 which is essentially the same movement as the 9900 but with a more premium red gold oscillating weight and traversing balance bridge.

Royal Oak Offshore 26480TI

When Audemars Piguet showed us the novelties for 2019 in Geneva, they kinda forgot to show this important reference 26480TI. I don’t blame them, they can’t show everything and they were also clearly more into ‘guiding’ the introduction of the Code 11:59 watches and explaining to journalists why it doesn’t suck. But it does mean that we completely missed this Royal Oak Offshore chronograph 26480TI reference.

Even though ‘The Beast’ is still around (reference 26237ST), Audemars Piguet constantly innovates and develops new versions of the Royal Oak Offshore. Improved versions, you could say.

Thin(ner)

With a thickness of 12.8mm this watch is relatively thin for a chronograph, especially for an Offshore. Especially compared to the very first Offshore, with a thickness of 16mm, this is definitely an improvement. The case is made of titanium, hence the TI designator in the reference number.

As always, the finishing on the case of the Royal Oak Offshore is simply amazing

royal oak offshore 26480ti

The titanium case of the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 26480TI also has a bezel made of titanium, pushers and crown of titanium and the screwed-on guards idem ditto. It all looks and feels very solid, despite the very light-weight.

As always, the finishing on the case of the Royal Oak Offshore is simply amazing. Beautiful brushed surfaces, combined with polished ones. For me, that’s definitely part of the attraction of a Royal Oak (any model). Now, titanium is lighter and stronger than steel, but it scratches just as easily. So if you have OCD, think twice before you purchase (any) Royal Oak. Titanium won’t help your case.

royal oak offshore 26480ti

Méga Tapisserie

Ever since that first Royal Oak A-series in 1972, the dial has this pattern with squares (Clous de Paris). When AP introduced the Royal Oak Offshore in 1993, they did it a bit differently and made it ‘Méga Tapisserie’, which has become the trademark for their ROO models. On this new reference 26480TI, we find a rich designed dial. Not only due to the ‘Méga Tapisserie’ but also because of the use of colours and graphics. There’s a lot going on in the subdials as you can see, which is probably not for everyone, but I like it. And sometimes it is just as easy as that: you either like it or you don’t. Another drastic change are the hands on this Royal Oak Offshore 26480TI. They are partly skeletonised and only the ends are filled with luminous material. Just like the hour markers, the hands are also made of white gold. The three chronograph hands are in blue, for an easy distinction. At 4.30 you will find the date window. This time no ‘date in the basement’ like on the piggybacking movement models (see next paragraph), but a date that’s more close to the surface and without the need for a cyclops.

Royal Oak Offshore 26480TI

Conclusion Royal Oak Offshore 26480TI

A Royal Oak (Offshore) is not for everyone, even when AP make things thinner and lighter.

This Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 26480TI comes on a rubber strap with a pin buckle, adding to the sportiness and comfortable fit of this watch.

royal oak offshore 26480ti

The 26480TI is perhaps more subtle than ‘The Beast’, but it surely has its edge still. A Royal Oak (Offshore) is not for everyone, even when AP make things thinner and lighter. And this is the way it should be.

 

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph 41mm Watch

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is one of the most recognizable luxury watches on the planet – and it also happens to be quite good looking.

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak MEETS THE CHRONOGRAPH

The introduction of additional complications to the Royal Oak is a more modern evolution of the product collection intended to ensure that the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak fits into as many product categories as possible for as many potential customers as possible. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph takes the most popular complication (in addition to the time) and marries it to one of the most successful watch designs of the 20th century. What it lacks in “purity” it makes up for in emotional appeal for consumers who both like the look of a chronograph with its extra sub-dials on the face and the look of extra pushers on the case. Audemars Piguet itself seems to implicitly understand this given that the movement inside the watch is nice, but hardly revolutionary.

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak CHRONOGRAPH CASE

At 41mm wide the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph is a hefty timepiece made from a lot of high-quality stainless steel. Recall that the “Jumbo” version (as it is often called) of the Royal Oak is just 39mm wide. The case has a relatively long 53mm lug-to-lug distance and the wearing size is visually increased due to the widely spaced lug structure. Water resistance is just 50m, which is more than enough for daily wear but I think 100m is a more competitive number if Audemars Piguet wants to push the “sporty” side of the Royal Oak more.

Then again, the entirety of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore collection is where the brand prefers to push more of its “sport” messaging. The irony of course is that the Royal Oak in the 1970s has a similar personality as the Royal Oak Offshore had when it debuted about 20 years later in the 1990s.

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak & THE PATEK PHILIPPE NAUTILUS

Comparisons to the Patek Philippe Nautilus and the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak are extremely common and logical. Currently Patek Philippe charges a lot more money for the three-hand Nautilus than Audemars Piguet does for a similar model. I wouldn’t look to this price difference as a real indicator about value differences and in my opinion, this price difference is more about marketing and brand positioning.

This is also a good instance to say that if you are trying to decide between the two, the Audemars Piguet represents the superior value (which is a rare thing to say about the typically high-end pricing strategy of Audemars Piguet).

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph 41mm Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

I personally prefer the sharper angles of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak’s case and bracelet. This is a matter of personal taste, and it is because I feel that the Royal Oak is a bit more edgy, masculine, and bold compared to the softer and more genteel lines of the Nautilus. Both watches are clear cousins and are each inspired by the world of boats. Audemars Piguet envisioned the Royal Oak to be the perfect sport watch to wear while on your sailing boat or yacht. Genta himself designed the iconic eight-sided bezel of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak after the design of some ship hull windows. From his home in Monte Carlo, it is not difficult to imagine Mr. Genta spending an awful lot of time gazing at some of the world’s most expensive and interesting ships to draw design inspiration from.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak CHRONOGRAPH WEARING EXPERIENCE

No doubt part of the appeal of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is in its comfortable and eye-pleasing wearing experience. The watch sits on the wrist securely thanks to its wide flat back and easy to articulate bracelet. The bracelet itself is a thing of beauty which has been produced in a series of ways over the years. My understanding is that more recently Audemars Piguet has combined hand and machine-finishing for the bracelet parts, whereas in the past it was mostly done by hand.

The newer Royal Oaks are a bit more “industrial” in their finishing than some of the older models, but the aesthetic is still very attractive. The core idea of the decoration is to combine the masculine look of brushed surfaces with as much light-catching polish in the form of mirror-polished bevels and angles. Gerald Genta knew implicitly that the allure of any jewelry item is in how its surfaces dance and play with the light – something the Royal Oak has always done nicely.

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IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

Little details help explain the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak’s wearing comfort. For example, when you size the bracelet you’ll see that the holes for the screw bars are larger than they need to be. This helps give the bracelet “play,” which makes it more comfortable on more wrist sizes and shapes. The butterfly-style deployant clasp is entirely simple, but produced from high quality pieces of machined metal. If anything, the amount of nicely machined and finished metal pieces help give the Royal Oak a satisfying, substantial feel when held.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph 41mm Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

One of the most interesting areas of discussion from a design perspective when it comes to the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is in how the octagonal bezel’s hexagonal screws have their “heads” all oriented in the right direction. Other brands have come under fire from some watch collectors who lament the fact that screw heads don’t always line up in an aesthetically pleasing, symmetrical manner. The way in which Audemars Piguet achieves this visual trick is with screw heads that aren’t really screws, but countersunk bolts with a hidden nut underneath.

In this sense all Audemars Piguet needs to do is insert the bolts so that the screw-style head is oriented in the correct direction, while the nut fastener on the bottom side is what keeps the bezel in place. Turn the case of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak over and you’ll see actual screws used to secure the caseback, whose screw heads follow a more “organic” orientation.

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FINAL THOUGHTS

As a piece of men’s luxury jewelry that just happens to tell the time, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is among the best options out there. In a true “luxury maison” sense you are buying a piece of Audemars Piguet to wear on your wrist – and all the personality and history that comes with it. That is as opposed to a less recognizable watch design whose personality is dependent on the wearer. This goes back to the larger discussion I like to have from time to time of whether “you wear a watch or if a watch is wearing you.” The latter is more true for the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak in my opinion – and there is nothing wrong with that assuming you admire and appreciate the personality which Audemars Piguet has created for its extremely important Royal Oak product.