Monthly Archives: June 2015

Linde Werdelin Oktopus BluMoon Hands-On

We recently introduced you to the Linde Werdelin Oktopus BluMoon best quality replica watch with a photo realistic moon phases disc. This Oktopus BluMoon, made of grade 5 titanium, is limited to 59 pieces only. Recently, when we were visiting London, we had the opportunity to see and try the Linde Werdelin Oktopus BluMoon in the flesh.

Oktopus BluMoonOne of the first things that I noticed about the Oktopus BluMoon was the color of the case. Although I’ve seen polished and brushed grade 5 titanium more often, the polished parts had this white-ish look. I don’t know how they managed in getting it in that particular tone, but it might have something to do with the level of polishing or perhaps the combination of satin, polished and microbillé finish that makes it stand out more in a white sort of tone.

The Linde Werdelin cases are known to be sharp. Razor sharp. Although I love this about their design, in the past the screw-down crown on some models were a bit tough to use due to the sharp edges around it. I only quickly tried it on this Oktopus, but it seems that the crown is easier to grasp than on its brothers from the Linde Werdelin Spido collection .

Not only the finish of the case is very impressive on the front side of the watch, what about the cool new engraving on the back side of the Oktopus BluMoon?

Oktopus BluMoonAs you can see it has a new design octopus engraved together with the LW logo and the number of the watch. The Oktopus BluMoon is most of all a divers watch (so the Reef instrument will fit of course), so it has a WR rating of 300 meters. The blue rubber strap is obviously suitable for use under water. Don’t make the mistake by using a leather strap in the water. Including those made of alligator. Although an alligator lives in and near the water, these straps are not suited for use in the water. Always use a bracelet or a rubber strap.

The blue rubber strap on this Oktopus BluMoon is very comfortable and soft, a real pleasure on the wrist and matching with the blue accents on the dial.

Oktopus BluMoonOktopus BluMoonThe dial of the Oktopus BluMoon is amazing, with the blue LW logo at 7 o’clock and the photo realistic dial showing the phases of the Moon. There are 5 layers in the dial, creating a huge amount of depth when looking at the timepiece. Combined with the different types of finish of the case its makes the high quality replica watch visually very attractive.

Of course, for the watch techies there is enough to discover as well. Even though the movement isn’t revealed through a transparent case back or through the (skeletonized) dial, inside ticks a bespoke LW caliber with in-house Moon phase complication. The movement is based on the renown F. Piguet caliber 1150 and has been heavily worked on for the Oktopus BluMoon.

Oris Aquis Depth Gauge

Oris, long known for its professional-grade divers’ waterproof replica watches sale, achieved a watch-world milestone with its Oris Aquis Depth Gauge, introduced in 2013. It is the first divers’ watch that measures depth by allowing water to enter the timepiece — a feature that would normally be a serious divers’ watch no-no.

The patented system in the Aquis Depth Gauge uses the principle of the Boyle Mariotte law — named for the two scientists who discovered it — which states that if the volume of a gas is decreased, the pressure increases proportionally. How the system works is thus: the watch’s sapphire crystal, which is a full 50 percent thicker than an average one, has a channel milled into its side that runs counterclockwise to the dial and stops between 1 and 2 o’clock. A small hole at 12 o’clock leads to the channel, while a rubber gasket seals the join between crystal and case.

As the diver descends wearing the watch, the surrounding water pressure compresses the air inside the channel and allows water to seep in through the inlet at 12 o’clock. The edge of the channel changes from light gray to dark gray to differentiate between water and compressed air, indicating the depth, in meters, on a yellow scale printed on the inside of the crystal as the diver descends or ascends. Unlike other watches with depth gauges, there is no inertia in the system, which means no delay in displaying the actual, accurate depth indication.

Oris Aquis Depth Gauge - front

Oris Aquis Depth gauge case diagram

Oris Aquis Depth Gauge Dial CU

Other features that make the Oris Aquis Depth Gauge suitable for professional diving are its stainless steel case, which is water-resistant to 500 meters and has an engraved meters-to-feet conversion scale on the screw-down caseback so international diving enthusiasts can make quick calculations; its unidirectional rotating bezel, with minute scales on a black ceramic inlay; and the easily adjustable folding clasp, which also has an “anchor” safety feature that prevents the watch from falling off the wrist.

The movement is the automatic Oris Caliber 733, based on an SW 200, which powers the central hours, minutes and seconds and the date display at 6 o’clock. The dial’s indices and hands are coated with white Super-LumiNova, which, Oris says, offers excellent underwater legibility. The case’s screw-down security crown is embedded into and protected by a stainless steel safety barrier.

The high quality replica watch, which comes on a rubber strap, is packaged in a special waterproof case with several useful accessories: a replacement metal bracelet, a set of tools to change the straps; a certificate with details on the Aquis Depth Gauge’s technology, and a specially configured cleaning device for the sapphire crystal.

Black-on-Black Swiss Replica Watches Online

Blue-on-blue isn’t the only popular watch-color trend of recent years. “All-black” cheap replica watches online, with ebony-colored cases, dials, and straps, have also remained popular. Nearly every watch brand, from mass-market and inexpensive to pricey and high-end, now makes at least one black-on-black model. Here are 5 watches that are clad in black from head to toe.

Introduced at the 2013 SIHH watch fair, Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Offshore Diver joined the Royal Oak Offshore Grand Complication and Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph as part of the brand’s celebration of 20 years of its Royal Oak Offshore watch. The new Diver is the third such model to be introduced, and the first to be offered in a ceramic case. The case, which is water-resistant to 300 meters, also includes a bezel and easy-grip crowns made of deep-black, high-tech ceramic — a material that is approximately seven times harder than steel and extremely scratch-resistant. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver retails for $21,800.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver

Inspired by a vintage divers’ waterproof replica watch sale from the 1950s, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph ($17,000), contains an all-new Blancpain manufacture movement, which features automatic winding, a column-wheel chronograph mechanism with vertical clutch, and a superfast frequency of 36,000 vph (5 Hz). The 43-mm case is made of brushed black ceramic and the black dial has a sunburst finish.

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chrono - angle

The case of the Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel, 43 mm in diameter and water-resistant to 30 meters, was blackened using the same process as the Avenger Seawolf Blacksteel model, in which a highly-resistant carbon-based coating is added to the steel. The dial echoes the case’s black color, while white, luminescent-coated numerals and hands, and small red hands for the chronograph counters, provide contrast. The Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel comes on a perforated black rubber “Ocean Racer” strap. A limited edition of 1,000 pieces, it retails for $9,590.

Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel

At Baselworld 2013, Eberhard announced a limited edition Chrono 4 Géant watch, nicknamed “Full Injection.” The watch gets its name — and its sleek, dark, “stealth” look — from the special treatment used to harden the 46-mm steel case. The process, an advanced low-temperature carbon diffusion, allows the “injected” carbon to penetrate the steel for 30 micrometers to produce a structural hardening. The black coloring comes from the use of a DLC treatment called Dianoir, which is used on the case, bezel, crown, chronograph push-buttons, and buckle. The dial is also black, with black chronograph subdials. The Chrono 4 Géant Full Injection will be produced in a limited series of 500 pieces.

Eberhard & Co. Chrono 4 Géant Full Injection

Girard-Perregaux recently introduced a new version of its re-branded Traveller WW.TC (World Wide Time Control) high quality replica watch in black DLC-coated titanium. The new version of this user-friendly world-time watch is lighter, because of the titanium case, and very durable and scratch-resistant due to the DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) coating. The center of the dial features a three-dimensional representation of the latitudes and longitudes covering the globe, and also includes the displays for the watch’s chronograph function, in a tri-compax layout (subdials at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock); the date, which is placed between 1 and 2 o’clock; and the brand’s name and logo.

Girard-Perregaux Traveller WW.TC Titanium DLC - angle