— A classic model refreshed in a black ADLC coating.
With its rounded angles and exposed screws of the dial, the Santos replica watch has become an iconic timepiece. 112 years after Louis Cartier created the copy watch uk, sealing his friendship with the aviator of the same name, Cartier presents the Santos 100 Carbon large model.
This classic, refreshed in a black ADLC coating, is not the first Santos done in a carbon coating, as gold and ADLC versions already exist. But the new Santos 100 Carbon is a more affordable steel piece housing Cartier’s newer in-house movement.
The 51,1 mm x 41,3 mm steel and black ADLC case is water resistant to 100 meters. On the black dial protected with a sapphire crystal, the sword-shaped hour and minute hands, in steel and luminescent material for increased legibility, replace the usual Cartier blue hands, while the second hand is red. As always, the crown receives special treatment with a blue faceted synthetic spinel.
The cheap replica watch is outfitted with the in-house calibre 1847 MC, a self-winding movement offering a 42-hour power reserve, and is worn on an elegant black calf-skin strap secured with a steel and ADLC buckle.
Last night, at what may well be the most the most lavish tailgate party ever, Hublot announced its partnership with the legendary New York Giants as the Official Timekeeper and official luxury replica watch for the team. As such, the brand along with New York Giants’ wide receiver Victor Cruz – known as a fashion icon – unveiled the new Classic Fusion Aerofusion Limited New York Edition replica watches – inspired by the Giants.
The tailgating party, held in a parking lot in New York, offered breath-taking views of the Empire State Building, and featured vintage cars with champagne being served out of the trunks. The bill of fare was smoked barbeque from Blue Smoke, and, in addition to life-size Giant’s dressed Victor Cruz (#80) mannequins, the Vince Lombardi Super Bowl trophy was on display – showcasing the fact that fact that the New York Giants – one of the oldest teams in American football history – is a four-time champ of the Super Bowl.
The true highlight attraction, however, is the new replica watch, which Cruz co-designed. In an upbeat atmosphere filled with New York Giants’ players and fans, as well as a few celebs, Cruz and Hublot Managing Director Jean-Francois Sberro discussed the nuances of the limited edition fake watch and the relationship with the Giants that underscores the brand’s motto: “Hublot Loves Football.”
Cruz said that before they even got started on designing the replica watch, he spent a great deal of time with Hublot reviewing all of the brand’s line. He then selected the Classic Fusion case as the basis for the watch because it offered the most classic yet sporty appeal.
The chronograph features a skeletonized movement, with parts visible from the dial side, and with many parts and accents such as hands, number rail, markers, and bezel are all in the team’s iconic blue color. The hands, markers and minute ring are blue lacquer, while the outer pushpieces and lug accents are made of blue composite resin. The blue strap is made of pebbled pigskin inspired by the football.
It is the back of the 45mm case, though, that has the true Giants appeal. When one turns the watch over there is a miniature vintage Giants cartoon with a Giants player, set against the New York City skyline, throwing the ball. The scene tells the New York story in an instant.
The skeletonized HUB1155 self-winding movement made in house by Hublot replica watches powers the chronograph. In addition to chronograph functions it offers day and date. The caliber consists of 207 parts, 60 jewels and offers 40 hours of power reserve. It is water resistant to 50 meters and is sold in a presentation box encased in a full-sized Giants helmet that is signed by Victor Cruz.
The Classic Fusion Aerofusion Limited New York Edition watch is being built in extremely limited numbers: 10 in King Gold – retailing for $37,200; and 40 in titanium – retailing for $17,800. The first watches will be sold at Hublot’s New York Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue boutiques.
A. Lange & Söhne has introduced a new, limited-edition version of its Richard Lange “Pour le Mérite” timepiece — first released in 2009 and previously available in rose gold and platinum models, both now sold out — in a white-gold case and black dial — coincidentally for the German luxury replica watch brand, the just in time for the beginning of Oktoberfest.
The watch’s white-gold case measures 40.5 mm in diameter and 10.5 mm thick. The black dial, a rarity for A. Lange & Söhne replica watches, is made of silver and features applied white Roman numerals and rhodiumed gold hands, along with tiny red Arabic numerals at the 15-, 30-, 45-, and 60-minute marks. The hand-stitched black alligator leather strap secures the watch to the wrist with a white-gold pronged buckle.
Like all of the Saxon watch brand’s “Pour le Mérite” models, which it has been producing throughout various models and collections since 1994, this Richard Lange watch contains a movement with a fusée-and-chain transmission mechanism, which guarantees constant torque — and thus stability — to the amplitude of the balance across the entire power-reserve range. Only a handful of modern wristwatch manufacturers have mastered the fusée-and-chain, a device first used in historical pocketwatch movements.
The chain in the fusée-and-chain is wrapped around the mainspring barrel, delivering the spring’s power to the wheel train via the cone-shaped fusée. This keeps the torque constant. When the watch is fully wound, the chain pulls at the smaller circumference of the fusée, i.e. at the shorter lever. At the other end of the scale, when the tension of the mainspring is nearly depleted, the chain pulls at the larger circumference of the fusée, the longer lever. The mechanism is similar in principle to the gearing of a bicycle except that the gear ratios are infinitely variable rather than fixed.
The chain — which, like the rest of the movement, is made in-house at the Lange manufacture in the German watchmaking capital of Glashütte — consists of 636 parts (the rest of the movement has only 239) and can support a weight of over two kilograms despite being only .25 mm thick and 156 mm long. Lange’s watchmaking team also added two separate mechanisms that block the winding system before its fully wound and fully unwound states, preventing the chain from being overstressed.
The fusée rotates in one direction during the winding process and in the opposite direction when the fake watch is running — so it is necessary to ensure that the swiss made replica watch continues to run even when it is being wound. To accomplish this, Lange added an elaborate planetary gearing inside the fusée that maintains the flow of power from the fusée to the movement during the winding phase. The gearing is composed of 38 tiny parts which the watchmaker must fit inside the extremely tight space (just 8.6-mm in diameter) inside the fusée.
The vital parts of the fusée-and-chain device, framed by generous cutouts in the movement’s three-quarter mainplate, are visible through the sapphire caseback. The movement is Lange’s manufacture Caliber L044.1, which is decorated by hand and has a freely oscillating Lange hairspring powering the large screw balance at a frequency of 21,600 vph. Its moment of inertia can be adjusted precisely to the torque delivered by the fusée by means of four solid-gold poising screws. The haute horlogerie finishing on the movement parts — which include elaborate engravings on the balance cock, escape wheel, and fourth-wheel — even extends to the upper side of the tiny chain, which has a straight-grained pattern. The Replica A. Lange & Sohne Richard Lange Pour le Merite” is limited to just 218 pieces, priced at $82,500; the edition number refers to the 218 global points of sale at which the brand’s timepieces are sold.