Panerai Launches Limited Edition Radiomir Venti Watch Celebrating Paneristi’s 20th Anniversary

It’s easy to forget that Panerai enjoys widespread recognition in the current watch market, a historic brand that spent decades in relative obscurity, with few enthusiasts spreading its story to its native Italy. After its revival in the 1990s, one of the initial drivers of Panerai’s growth was a thriving online viewing community, particularly dedicated Paneristi fan groups. 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the online Paneristi community, and to commemorate the impact the group has had on the Panerai brand, Panerai has created a special limited edition of the traditional 45mm Radiomir. This limited edition Panerai Radiomir Venti incorporates some of the brand’s earliest classic names, as well as some highly recognizable references to the loyal Paneristi fan base.
The 45mm stainless steel case of the Panerai Radiomir Venti follows the traditional Radiomir formula with its square, unbuffered case design, wire lugs and large unattended crown, Panerai Luminor but with the addition of a satin, fine sandblasted matte finish. This contrasts with the bright shine of the smooth bezel and metal wire lugs, while also helping to bring home the vintage copper-green feel of the design. Where the Radiomir Venti really begins to establish its own personality is the sturdy caseback, which is engraved with an extensive inscription celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Paneristi community. A subtle inscription is also engraved between the lugs at six o’clock, adding the “Venti” nameplate to Panerai’s distinctive script. The Radiomir Venti is water-resistant to 100 metres.

For the dial of the Radiomir Venti, Panerai wanted to capture the feel of Radiomir’s early references with a tropical dial. To this end, the classic sandwich dial hour index and Arabic numerals are presented in light khaki and paired with the sunburst dial face in a faded hazelnut brown. The result looks to balance a sense of bronze and elegance in the initial image, while the gold hilt both adds warmth and provides a reference to the early Radiomir models. By far the most distinguishing element of the Venti dial, however, is the Paneristi logo engraved at 6 o’clock. While the engraving treatment does set the logo apart from more commonly applied or printed styles, the absolute size of this relatively complex logo (even larger than Panerai’s own logo at 12 o’clock) could interfere with, buy best replica watches undermine or even overpower it. Otherwise, it is an absolutely minimal design.

Panerai powers the Radiomir Venti through its in-house movement, the P.6000 hand-wound calibre. The P.6000 is a key component of Panerai’s two-handed offering and is solidly shock-resistant thanks to its balance bridge with two braces. The power reserve is also excellent, with the P.6000 providing 72 hours of power reserve at 72,600 bph from a single barrel. Panerai completes the Radiomir Venti with a khaki suede strap with contrasting white stitching, made from Panerai’s Assolutamente calfskin with a weathered pin buckle for an aged look and heat-embossed on the Officine Panerai logo.

IWC – Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “SFTI” IW389104

IWC today presents the Pilot’s Watch TOP GUN Edition “SFTI”, the latest addition to the TOP GUN collection of pilot’s watches.
Inspired by the “Strike Fighter Tactical Trainer” chronograph, which was manufactured by the Schaffhausen brand for the US Navy aviation community in 2018, the new watch is available for purchase by the general public and for TOP GUN graduates only.
The new Pilot’s Watch’s imposing 44mm x 15.7mm case is made of black zirconia ceramic, one of the hardest substances on the planet, and is bonded to the Ceratanium case and pushers. Cerium is a proprietary material that is as light and durable as titanium, but at the same time as hard and scratch-resistant as ceramic.
The matte black surface is completely anti-reflective, as you would expect from a watch designed for a pilot.

A black dial and black hands coated with Super-LumiNova complete the tactical look, thus improving visibility in low light conditions. The small seconds hand and chronograph seconds hand tail in the form of a jet, adding a beautiful red color to the whole.

The IWC-manufactured calibre 69380 is protected from magnetic fields by a soft-iron inner case and features a classic column-wheel design with a 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour) chronograph movement that measures up to 12 hours of stopwatch time, as well as a date and day of the week display. The autonomy is 46 hours.
The IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “SFTI” model has a sporty green textile strap and is water-resistant to 6 bar. IW389104 is a limited edition of 1,500 pieces and costs 10,100 euros.

Franck Muller – Vanguard Slim

With the new Vanguard Slim, Franck Muller has reduced the thickness of the Vanguard case while retaining the collection’s style by introducing a new hand-wound movement only 2.60 mm thick.
The new internal movement FM 2250 displays the hours, minutes and small seconds at 6 o’clock, beats at 21,600 vibrations per hour, runs automatically for 45 hours and is beautifully decorated with Côtes de Genève,replica watches uk circular graining and hand-beveled edges.

The 44.00mm x 53.70mm case has a total thickness of 9.50mm and is available in stainless steel or 18 carat rose gold.
Its clean lines frame a brushed dial with cellulose varnish and large embossed numerals.

The aesthetic refinement of the replica Franck Muller new watch is accomplished through the integrated strap, which appears to be an extension of the ultra-thin case with its rubber and alligator leather straps.

Breitiling Watches Superocean 44 Take Two

Breitling watches launched a new Superocean model last year with a modern design in a 42mm size. Some people wanted a smaller case diameter, but more people preferred a larger case, and thus the Superocean II was born. As you know, the Superocean 44 comes in two versions, a three-hand and a chronograph. For those who prefer the 42mm size, there is a GMT version.
The Superocean 44 is easier to read than its predecessor and the dial has the look of the design’s core, but there is more space between the hour markers. The applied baton hour markers are used in a way that goes beyond the programmed Arabic numerals that can be found at the 6 and 9 o’clock positions. The three-handed model has increased its water resistance this year from 1,500 meters to 2,000 meters. The GMT and chronograph are water resistant to 500 meters. The rubber-coated bezel insert comes with minute markers from 0 to 15. It is available in a variety of colors to make the model sportier and more interesting. A Swiss automatic movement drives these models and is COSC certified.

Leon Breitling founded Breitiling Superocean Watches watches in 1884. Even back then, his chronographs were outstanding. The company’s motto is “Professional Instruments”, which has always been the philosophy, profession and spirit of the brand. Leon’s passion was to make musical instruments for science, sport and industry, and that’s exactly what he did. He held many patents and inventions that improved the reliability of his instruments. In 1914, his son Gaston took over and took over from his father, inventing the wrist chronograph button independent of the crown, handling all three functions. In 1923, he separated the start and stop functions. Grandson Willy took over the AND cord and created a second independent thrust piece at 4:00 in 1934, which was copied by many competitors. Breitling was appointed official supplier to World Airways in 1934; the Navitimer with its round slide rule has been a favorite of pilots and aviation enthusiasts to this day. Breitling is the only major watch brand to submit all its timepieces for COSC certification. Five generations later, they have remained independent.

Bell & Ross BR03-92 Diver Ceramic 42mm Review

Finding Bell & Ross watches is easy; even though the square case design has become a distinctive design element of their most popular watches over the years. The BR03-92 Diver Ceramic 42mm Dive Watch is no different than their first square dive watch.

More and more watchmakers have begun designing and producing watches in all or almost all black. As to what exactly sparked this trend, your guess is as good as mine, but it certainly allows for some incredible watch designs.
Another design trend over replica Bell & Ross the past decade has involved the use of matte black. You’ll see it on certain high-end sports cars as well as in the watch industry. Combined with scratch-resistant ceramic and the Bell & Ross trifecta, this model makes it appealing to watch enthusiasts and fashion-savvy shoppers alike.

Bell & Ross has always had a knack for choosing accent tones on the dial. The watch, numbered BR0392-D-BL-CE / SRB, is part of the BR03-92 series of watches and uses white, steel and white hour and minute markers, as well as a slight orange hour hand and depth rating on the case.

The diving bezel is unidirectional and made of frosted black ceramic with white markers and a thick triangle at the start position. The inner dial is smooth matte black and coated with stainless steel luminous hour markers.

The illuminated hour markers vary in shape, with an oval hour marker at 3 and 9 o’clock and a distinctive hour marker at 12 and 6 o’clock and a round hour marker at the remaining positions.

Between the 4 and 5 o’clock positions on the dial is a circular date window with a white sans-serif font on the day of the month. Next to the date window are the words “Automatic Water Resistant” in white,fake watches uk with the depth of water resistance in orange below.
The BR0392-D-BL-CE / SRB has a black rubber strap that opens outwards at the lugs to accommodate the width of the square case and tapers towards the buckle for a more comfortable fit. The watch also comes with a black NATO strap.

The frosted black BR03-92 Diver ceramic comes with a PELI water-resistant case. This model is powered by the 25-jewel BR-CAL.302 automatic movement, which beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour and has a power reserve of 38 hours.

Cartier-Santos-Dumont XL manual winding

Cartier has presented an oversized version of its iconic Santos-Dumont model, which will be available in Cartier Santos three variants: stainless steel, rose gold and steel.

These new Santos-Dumont XL reference cases measure 46.6 mm x 33.9 mm and have an overall thickness of just 7.5 mm, thanks to the use of the Cartier hand-wound 30MC movement, which is just 2.15 mm thick.
This movement beats at a frequency of 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations per hour), guaranteeing a limited autonomy of 38 hours and forcing the owner to wind the watch every day.

The typical Santos model details are all there: sword-shaped blue polished hour and minute hands, Roman numerals and a crown with cabochon inlay.
The sturdy caseback is engraved with the initials S and D, Alberto Santos-Dumont’s signature.

Panerai Luminor Luna Rossa GMT 42mm

While 2020 may be a relatively quiet year in the world of yacht racing, with the cancellation of numerous races around the world, the sport has been a notable year for establishing partnerships for high-end luxury watches. The latest of these comes from Panerai, which has renewed its partnership with the famous Italian sailing team (Luna Rossa) ahead of the 2021 America’s Cup. To commemorate this ongoing partnership, Panerai has unveiled a new limited edition Luminor replica Panerai GMT model, decorated in the team’s signature colours and featuring dramatic material changes. The new limited edition Panerai Luminor Luna Rossa GMT 42mm offers a true look and feel for every buyer, incorporating the team’s state-of-the-art yacht into the architecture.

Brand: Panerai
Ref: Luminor Luna Rossa GMT 42mm
Size: 42mm
Water depth: 100 meters
Case material: Titanium case / Carbotech carbon composite bezel
Movement: Manufacture P.9010 / GMT: Automatic GMT with small seconds and date
Strap/bracelet: black alligator leather

The 42mm case of the Panerai Luminor Luna Rossa GMT 42mm features the iconic Luminor cushion case shape, short straight lugs and a striking locking crown, while departing from tradition in terms of materials. The main body of the case is made of sandblasted titanium for a dark matte look, while the smooth bezel is made of Panerai’s proprietary Carbotech carbon composite. This rotating cross-grained material is discreet enough not to attract attention at first glance, but upon closer inspection adds a purposeful high-tech spirit to the design. Panerai has completed the case with a specially engraved titanium caseback, engraved with the America’s Cup trophy and an etching of Luna Rossa’s innovative AC75 racing yacht. If the Luminor Luna Rossa GMT 42mm case is quiet about its use of carbon fibre composites, it can shout about the dial. Panerai’s iconic sandwich dial face is made of a material the brand calls Scafotech, a carbon-fiber composite made from the hull and hydrofoils of the Luna Rossa AC75 yacht. The result is a marbled random black pattern reminiscent of the carbon fiber brakes of modern racing cars, whose dynamic and masculine appearance is displayed differently on each example dial. In addition to this innovative material, the Luminor Luna Rossa GMT 42mm’s dial design is roughly the same as the standard Luminor GMT model, with the only difference being some special dial text at the 6 o’clock position. Here, the Luna Rossa’s signature distinctive red hue is subtly used as an accent, creating a visual highlight for the small seconds hand at 9 o’clock and the 12-hour GMT hand, while the black and grey of the dial clearly play a role. Inside the Panerai Luminor Luna Rossa GMT 42mm is the brand’s in-house automatic P9010 / GMT movement, with a beat rate of 28,800 bph and a robust 72-hour power reserve. Panerai ends this watch with a clean black alligator strap. While it’s a good choice, it’s a touch too stylish for the technical presentation of the case and dial, and a rubber strap might be more appropriate.

Patek Philippe 6301P Grande Sonnerie watch

The newly launched Patek Philippe 6301P Grande Sonnerie is a masterpiece of ingenious design, featuring the grand and petite Sonnerie chime mechanism, as well as the minute repeater and the new patented jumping seconds hand. The 6301P Grande Sonnerie is, in the words of Patek Philippe, a “derivative” of the Calibre 300 replica Patek Philippe found in the behemoth Grandmaster Chime 6300G. Crafted from a platinum case of unusual size and design, the 6301P is an exceptional timepiece with an extremely rare complexity.

The new hand-wound GS 36-750 PS IRM movement is made up of 703 components and is therefore extremely complex, despite the fact that the movement itself is only 37 mm wide and 7.5 mm thick. With three patents and the use of silicon components (dedicated to the hairspring and a patented jumping seconds mechanism), this is a completely modern movement in terms of manufacture and design.

Despite its relative compactness, this movement does require a great deal of power to perform all these very complex functions. Patek Philippe’s solution consists of two double barrels in series, one dedicated to the moving train and the other to the clockwork mechanism (four barrels in total). The movement runs at 25,200 vph and provides a 72-hour power reserve for the watch and a 24-hour power reserve for the strike. Thus, when the 6301P Grand Sonnerie is fully wound, it will chime for 24 hours throughout the day and for a quarter of an hour.
Since the 6301P is a bell gong, there are 3 gongs, each tuned to low, medium or high pitch, which come together to produce a fantastic sound of striking. One hour is struck on the lowest pitched gong and a quarter of an hour is struck in a three-strikes sequence of high, low, and intermediate order. Grande et petite sonnerie rang out, which literally meant it would ring out on the hour and quarter hour. In the first quarter hour (15 minutes), the sequence plays once; in the second quarter hour (up to 30 minutes), the sequence plays twice; then it plays three times in the third quarter hour (45 minutes). In addition, before each quarter-hour sequence, the watch displays the number of hours that have elapsed so far; after each quarter-hour sequence, the watch displays the number of quarter-hours that have elapsed.

The best clock “Why not?” In doing so, Patek Philippe also introduced a new instant-beating or non-beating seconds hand. With the third (and last) patented system used here, the mechanism uses a wheel and release lever to unwind the wheel train every second, which is a boon when considering energy consumption. I’m sure it’s not easy to get bored watching the second hand immediately rattle as it jumps to 60.
The case design clearly tends to be skilful, a typical decision inherent in Patek Philippe, and underscores the importance of this piece. Measuring 44.8 mm wide and 12 mm thick, this is a very slim piece, tilted to the invisible effect provided by the platinum case. Apart from the pushers on the crown, the sliding switch at 6 o’clock and the diamonds set on all Platinum Pateks, there is very little trivial decoration here. The same is true of the dial, which is affluent black enamel with Baumgue (Breguet) white gold numerals, an 18-karat gold dial and white gold leaf hands. In a very odd and unexpected move, Patek Philippe chose to put the Lumm on its hands, which is ironic given the fact that a chiming mechanism is emitted to tell the time in the dark. Given the discreetness and reasonable size of this watch, the owner may have actually known to wear it and wanted to know when it went dark. So, I say, good for Patek Philippe.

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Tourbillon Watches

Vacheron Constantin’s overseas collection, Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak and Patek Philippe’s Nautilus. It’s their quest for a high-end, sophisticated sports watch. Recall that Vacheron Constantin underwent a massive update/revamp of its overseas collection in 2016, introducing a host of new models. Time and date only models feature a new basic internal movement, a chronograph model with a new replica Vacheron Constantin watches internal self-winding chronograph movement, and even a new ultra-thin perpetual calendar model. However, the tourbillon model is apparently missing. That has now changed with the launch of Vacheron Constantin’s new Overseas Tourbillon.

Brand: Vacheron Constantin
Model: Overseas Tourbillon (6000V / 110A-B544)
Size: 42.5mm diameter, 5.65mm thickness.
Waterproof depth: 50m
Case material: stainless steel
Crystal/Lens: sapphire
Movement: 2160
Frequency: 2.5Hz
Power reserve: 80 hours
Strap/bracelet: stainless steel, blue alligator, blue rubber

Although enthusiasts like us enjoy the occasional use of simple time-only wearable clothes, it’s not genius to know that the market wants more sports watches. That’s why, for lack of a better term, “high-end” brands like Piaget, Girard-Perregaux and Vacheron Constantin have recently invested heavily in their sports watch collections, adding Brands such as Audemars Piguet and Hublot. Of course, the appeal of sports watches is obvious. They’re usually versatile and rugged. You want the exact qualities you want when you spend a five-figure sum on a watch.

Well, an Overseas Tourbillon is the next step in the collection. Say what you will about the “Overseas” aesthetic, but this particular watch is actually quite impressive. The case is stainless steel and very thin, just 5.65 mm. the Vacheron Constantin dial is blue and, according to Vacheron Constantin, it is “translucent blue lacquer with a sunburst satin-polished base with velvet trim”. It should look impressive in the flesh. But more importantly, the tourbillon is breathtaking. Few watch brands have a tourbillon that stands out more than Vacheron Constantin’s, thanks largely to the brand’s signature Maltese cross logo on the tourbillon stand.
As you would expect, the movement is delicately finished with Geneva stripes, polished screw heads and bevelled bridges and plates and the like. After all, it has the Geneva Seal. But most notable is the use of a peripheral rotor. This serves two purposes: it makes the movement slim and gives the owner an unobstructed view of the movement when viewed through the sapphire glass back. It’s also very practical, offering an 80-hour power reserve. Finally, the last thing that makes the Overseas watch stand out is the clever strap change system.

Hublot-Big Bang Points

Fifteen years since its launch in 2005, Hublot is now presenting the first Big Bang model with an integrated metal bracelet, the first chain ring fused to the case.
Named Big Bang Integral, the new model is available in titanium, king gold (a special alliance of 18-carat gold and 5% platinum to intensify the colour) or an all-black ceramic version (limited to 500 pieces).
The polished and satin finish of the bracelet and the bevelled and chamfered links create the same depth and contrast effect between the case and the lugs.

The production of the integrated replica Hublot bracelet required a redesign of the case. Thus, although the dial and bezel are identical to the existing Big Bang 42 mm model – the only difference being indicated by the replacement of the Arabic numerals by indexes – the keys revert to the shape of the original 2005 model.
The new models are made entirely of one of the materials – titanium, gold or ceramic – the only exceptions being the black composite resin lugs on the bezel and the rubber-coated crown.

They are powered by the HUB1280 movement, an automatic chronograph movement with a guide wheel and flyback function that beats at 4 Hz (28,800 vph) and has a three-day power reserve.
The prices of the Hublot Big Bang Integral are: titanium €20,700 / US$ 20,900 (ref. 451.NX.1170.NX), gold (ref. 451.OX.1180.OX), euro black ceramic €22,700 or US$ 23,100 (ref. 451. CX.1140.CX).