De Bethune Only Replica Watches UK 2015

— De Bethune celebrates ten years of commitment to the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy and revisits on this occasion the model designed for the first edition of Only Swiss Replica Watches in September 2005.

De Bethune DBS Pièce Unique Only Watch 2015


Ten years ago, David Zanetta and Denis Flageollet decided to support the Only replica watches for sale project – an auction placed under the patronage of Prince Albert II of Monaco on behalf of research into Duchenne Muscular dystrophy – by creating the first DBS, an incredibly high-tech model with an innovative design.

In 2005, the DBS laid the first foundations of what has now become one of the watch industry’s most innovative and creative R&D labs. Youthful engineers under the guidance of Denis Flageollet have given rise to several unprecedented developments, world firsts and the ten patents filed by the Manufacture since its creation in 2002.

The DBS one-of-a-kind model unveiled in 2015 picks up some of the characteristic design elements of the DBS and is also enriched by ten years of technical innovations.

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The white gold case testifies to a new thought process undertaken by the brand founders in terms of ensuring a wrist Omega Replica Watches makes an ideally comfortable fit, and marked the start of in-depth work on adopting a specific De Bethune functional aesthetic. The cone-shaped lower lugs, along with the 12 o’clock crown, were subtle details that counter-balance the almost imposing size of the model measuring 45 mm across at its widest point.

Continuing this approach, a pivoting gold plate connects the upper section of the strap and the case middle: this was in fact the forerunner of what would later be known as floating lugs – a patented system featuring a spring-type effect that helps adjust to the size of the wrist and its movements.

Calibre DB2115 powering this one-of-a-kind model illustrates the expertise and ingenuity of this “grand” little independent firm through fine innovations such as the self-regulating twin barrel ensuring a six-day power reserve, along with the pairing of the silicon/white gold balance and its balance-spring with flat terminal curve that ensures an ideal mass/inertia ratio and delivers an optimal frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour suited to wrist Breitling Replica Watches.

The dial provides a fascinating window onto the calibre, revealing a wealth of technical and subtly decorated details. Held by a finely grained titanium annular bridge, the silicon annular balance at 6 o’clock performs an endlessly fascinating mechanical ballet. It appears to be suspended in mid-air, standing out against the anthracite deltoid-shaped bridges and delineating a time read-off zone by means of spherical steel indicators hand-polished and blued using the age-old flame-blueing technique.

In a nod to the Principality of Monaco, a touch of red at 6 and 12 o’clock mingles with the blue of the indicators and of the clean-cut hands. The dial architecture features shimmering reflections playing across the various materials: mirror-polished steel, ruthenium-coated Côtes De Bethune and silver-toned minute ring finishes. It is built around the extreme technical sophistication of the sophisticated movement that explores the technical and artistic skills of the Manufacture and celebrates ten years of exclusivity, excellence and beauty.

The ROLEX Replica UK brand confirms its “chronometric” approach

— CEO Olivier R. Müller explains to WorldTempus how Leroy intends to stand out from the rest in the chronometry segment..

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“Chronometry” (precision timing) is establishing itself as the backbone of the entire Leroy strategy. While the segment is already quite crowded, Leroy has solid claims in this domain as its CEO Olivier R. Müller explains to WorldTempus. He also signals the forthcoming release of the L300 calibre, to be followed by Grande Complication models, naturally titled “01”.

Leroy is reconstructing its history, as so many others have done based on more or lesser known names from horological hagiography: Julien Coudray, Breguet, Louis Moinet, Emile Chouriet, and shortly Ferdinand Berthoud. The principle behind the endeavour is entirely praiseworthy and can prove successful when the story tells of History and the product is consistent with the brand territory.

Olivier R. Müller has in fact been patiently working on the Leroy territory for the past few years, a process regularly punctuated by concrete signs of progress: relocating production in Switzerland, abandoning the “L.” formerly preceding “Leroy”, a focus on the history of the Leroy lineage, etc. … At the end of 2014 came the choice of an overarching theme for the brand as a whole: chronometry.

The good news is that the theme effectively encompasses its history from Julien Le Roy (1686-1759) through to Pierre (1717-1785). The bad news is that chronometry is a jam-packed field, which is precisely why Olivier R. Müller explains to WorldTempus how Leroy intends to stand out from the rest.

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Olivier R. Müller, CEO Leroy.
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Why choose the somewhat overcrowded domain of chronometry?

Because we are the most legitimate in this area along with Ferdinand Berthoud, which the Chopard group is set to relaunch soon. Julien and his son Pierre Le Roy are the forefathers of modern chronometry, with creations that were decisive for both deck and marine chronometers. It is indeed amusing to note that the competition between Leroy and Berthoud will thus perhaps be revived three centuries after their initial quarrel.

What do you mean by that?

Berthoud nurtured a firm dislike of Leroy and spent a considerable amount of time attempting to discredit him, indeed somewhat successfully in that certain doubts were cast at the time on Leroy’s creative genius. The quarrel did not however last very long and all historians have admitted over the centuries that while Berthoud undoubtedly implemented a large number of inventions with extremely meticulous care, the grand principles of chronometry were conceived and laid out by Leroy.

So Leroy chronometry should be regarded as more legitimate than others?

It is indeed so by definition. We could have chosen many other fields of expression, such as the marine watch or the self-winding wristwatch, which we also owe to Leroy. But there are already many stakeholders in the latter field, backed by considerable resources. We therefore had to adopt a distinctive positioning consistent with our history. And chronometry is exactly that.

Eight months ago, you indicated that you wished to retain at least one model from the former collections (read our article). Is that still the case?

No, and for two reasons. The first is that our historical models all sold well. In concrete terms, that means that I don’t have any stocks to handle and can therefore guide these models to the end of their natural life cycle without any risk of undue exploitation.

Secondly, it would in fact not have been consistent to maintain these models, some of them equipped with a Vaucher base calibre, in the face of the two Manufacture calibres we have just developed. We have in the past tried to become an all-rounder institutional brand and the result was a total commercial flop. Joining the ranks of niche brands such as Romain Gauthier, Kari Voutilainen, Greubel Forsey and Laurent Ferrier meant starting from scratch.

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The new in-house manufacture Leroy L200 calibre.
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A risky wager…

…but one we were prepared to take. We provided the means to take up this challenge in the shape of our L100 and L200 calibres, entirely developed in-house including their escapements and balance-springs. Chronometry is the story that will drive these and subsequent models.

How will this work?

We are going to have all our models certified by Besançon Observatory. Calibre L300 is almost finished already. In the medium term, we are even planning to return to the field of Grand Complication models with a 01 collection, an obvious tribute to the famous Leroy 01. I will probably have retired by then, but our current roadmap runs to 2022…

All of this will of course depend on convincing the end customer…

I am confident. The theme of chronometry is an authentic sales argument, notably in China and Hong Kong, where consumers regard the approach as being just as important as the certified precision of the model. We are indeed planning to adapt our distribution network accordingly to comprise a maximum of 50 points of sale in the future.

Replica Hublot Big Bang Perpetual Calendar

— This is the first perpetual calendar by Hublot Replica Watches.

 

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Big Bang model, Hublot is revisiting a Grande Complication. Based on the manufacture Unico movement, the HUB 1270 calibre offers three major complications: the chronograph, the perpetual calendar and the moon phase.

The chronograph and calendar module has been completely redesigned and bears Hublot’s hallmarks and finishes. Its skeleton movement is styled with the same look as the Aero, with an anthracite ruthenium coating, satin-finished steel elements and micro-blasted main plates and bridges. The mechanism is visible beneath its sapphire dial.

Measuring 45 mm in diameter, the Big Bang Chrono Perpetual Calendar is available in a King Gold version (an alloy of red gold and platinum exclusive to Hublot) (Ref. 406.OM.0180.RX) or in a titanium version (Ref. 406.NM.0170.RX).

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Big Bang Chrono Perpetual Calendar, King Gold version, ref.406.OM.0180.
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The Big Bang Chrono Perpetual Calendar has two different types of hand: a white hand for the perpetual calendar and a red arrow-shaped hand for the chronograph. The perpetual calendar functions are shown by hands. The days are positioned at 6 o’clock, the months and leap years at 9 o’clock and the date at 12 o’clock.

The moon cycle is reproduced on a round window at 3 o’clock, so that two moons appear to alternate beneath the sapphire, part of which is in fumé glass. On the mechanical chronograph, the seconds hand is in the centre, the hour counter is at 6 o’clock and the 30-minute counter is at 9 o’clock.

 

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Titanium version, ref. 406.NM.0170.RX.
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The piece is paired with a ribbed black rubber strap fitted with the “One click” attachment system.