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  2. Editor’s Pick: 6 Tissot PRX Watches for Your Wrist

    Editor’s Pick: 6 Tissot PRX Watches for Your Wrist

    Ever since the collection’s debut last year in 2021, Tissot has been actively adding new releases to its high-profile PRX lineup. Taking up a vintage 1970s design, the Tissot PRX watch has proven its popularity while being described as a budget-friendly Royal Oak.  The brand actually launched two different models for the collection in the first year and more additions came up this year in 2022. So how attractive is the watch to get such a rapid expansion? Let us take a deeper look at it and also brief you with some popular models that would definitely well suit you.  History of Tissot PRX Collection Let us go back to the year 1978. It was a significant year of the brand’s history when the first release of the Tissot PRX model. This Tissot quartz watch was equipped with a flat case and integrated bracelet which were the hottest design elements at that era. It was created under the circumstance of the global quartz crisis and helped the brand make it through.  A few years after the first release, Tissot registered the name “PRX” for this watch. The initials “PR” refers to “Precise and Robust”, while “X” represents the Roman numerals “10”, which stands for the 10 ATM or an about 100 m water-resistance of the watch.  While so many watch collectors are obsessed with vintage designs, Tissot decided to revive its iconic 1970s design over 40 years later. In 2021, the brand re-released such classic 1978 stainless steel watches with integrated bracelets as a new collection in the family.  It firstly came with the modified Tissot PRX 40 205 versions with a quartz movement just like the original models and quickly followed up with a mechanical version after seeing overwhelming responses from the watch enthusiasts. Retaining the classic design aesthetics, the Tissot PRX automatic watch is equipped with the brand’s most advanced and powerful mechanical movement. It is highly acclaimed for its exceptional quality in an affordable price range.  And next in this year the collection has now expanded to the complicated functons as well as to all genders. With the release of the Tissot PRX chronograph and the unisex Tissot PRX 35mm version, the collection is now an impeccable range of all exquisite timepieces.  Features of Tissot PRX Collection This new Tissot watch was designed with the inspiration of a 1970s Tissot Seastar model. The Seastar back at the time came in several different cases but the new PRX offers the same case with several dial and configuration variants.  The reason why watch admirers would associate it with Royal Oak is its widely known integrated bracelet. The case is widened and integrated with the bracelet without the presence of lugs. Its straight case edge seamlessly comments the bracelet’s first link. This element enjoyed its momentum in the ’70s when the watchmaking legends Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe had both created odd-shaped watches with integrated bracelets.  Most of the PRX versions feature a thin and smoothly polished bezel to match the slim case. The whole profile creates a soft and curvy line so to lie comfortably on the wrist. The watch is offering more options on the dials including colors and textures. Different PRX models have their unique variants on hues and finishings, for example, the automatic models are fitted in embossed checkered pattern dials with a few color options.  6 Tissot PRX Models You Should Know Tissot PRX Quartz  T137.410.11.041.00 As a modern adaption of the brand’s iconic vintage model of the 1970s, This Tissot Quartz PRX 40 205 striked an immediate success for the collection. This contemporary interpretation is an on-trend tribute to its predecessor. It feels vintage that would take us back to the golden era of the 1970s while still looking decent and timeless.  Well crafted with the improved finish, this refined watch is flawless in quality. This 40 mm Tissot watch is powered by an ETA F06.115 quartz movement that ensures high performance and precision. The Tissot PRX 40 205 is available in three dial colors, silver, black and dark blue, all simple and classic enough to deliver a cosmopolitan look.   Tissot PRX Quartz Gold T137.410.33.021.00 If you opt for a more eye-catching watch, except for the classic style, you may have a look at the newer Tissot gold PRX quartz version. Equipped with a 40mm yellow gold PVD plated stainless steel case and a matching bracelet, it showcases a full golden profile that turns heads on every occasion. The champagne dial and baton hour markers created a soft balance of contrast that won’t be overstyled.  Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 T137.407.11.041.00 The upgraded PRX Automatic version is the most discussed model in the collection due to its powerful movement. The watch comes with the brand’s proudful Powermatic 80 movement which offers a power reserve up to 80 hours and an exclusive Nivachron™ balance hairspring, which guarantees high magnetic resistance. These watches feature a 40mm case that is water-resistant up to 100 meters.  The first batch of Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 was presented in several dial colors in a full stainless stain look and also a gold-tone bezel variant. Another highlight of this watch is the embossed pattern tapisserie dial. It is also the other spot that would recall people of a Royal Oak or Nautilus, especially the Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 green dial model.  Tissot PRX Automatic Gold T137.407.21.031.00 As stated above, this Tissot automatic watch also comes with steel and gold two-tone versions. Adding a touch of luxury, this premium model is equipped with a well-finished stainless steel case and an 18k rose gold fluted bezel. It is available in two dial colors, a dark blue dial and a brown dial. They both come with a satin sunray finish that reflects the distinctive sense of style of this Swiss watch brand. Tissot PRX Chronograph T077.417.11.051.01 As one of the newest releases, the Tissot PRX Chrono is equipped with the brand’s advanced Valjoux A05 H31 chronograph movement. Featuring a transparent crystal glass case back, you can see its beautiful movements anytime. While keeping the classic 1970s design like other PRX models, this 42 mm Tissot watch for men offers two dial options: blue background with white subdials and silver hands as well as a white background with black subdials and rose gold-tone hands. Tissot PRX 35mm  T137.210.11.351.00 This watch may be the Tissot HK people, who are more likely to have smaller wrists, would find suitable.  For all ladies and men who prefer smaller watches, the brand has newly released the Tissot 35mm PRX models. It comes with a satin-finished stainless steel case and a reliable quartz movement. It is available in a nice variety of five vibrant colors: four full steel versions with silver, blue, green, or sky blue sunburst dial, as well as a full yellow-gold-PVD-plated steel case with a matching bracelet and dial.

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  4. Watch Comparison: Rolex Yacht-Master vs Yacht-Master II

    Watch Comparison: Rolex Yacht-Master vs Yacht-Master II

    Introduction Both Yacht-Master and Yacht-Master II belong to the Rolex Professional series, which also includes Air King, Cosmograph Daytona, Explorer, GMT Master II, Milgauss, Sea-Dweller and Submariner watches. As their names suggest, these luxury sports watches have been associated with sailing. Both of them possess their own distinctive features. Rolex has been manufacturing high-grade water-proof watches since the introduction of Oyster case technology in the 1920s. In 1953, the brand introduced the iconic Submariner diving watch. Released in 1992, the first Yacht-Master model (reference 16628) featured an 18K yellow gold case with 40mm diameter and 100m water resistance. Rolex Yacht-Master merges the outstanding characteristics of a tool watch with luxurious details. The first reference was inspired by the Submariner Date model ref. 16610 of the early 1990. Both used the same movement (caliber 3135), with a date indication at 3 o’ clock. The first Yacht Master 16628 came with 18K yellow gold rotating bezel, triple-lock crown, oyster bracelet and Cyclops lens over the date. Many Rolex enthusiasts consider Yacht-Master 40 as a luxurious avatar of Submariner. Subsequently, the brand has also introduced smaller versions of Yacht Masters. In 2007, the first Yacht-Master II watch was launched. Specially created for regatta competitions, it was the world’s first watch equipped with a programmable countdown function using a mechanical memory. For this professional regatta chronograph, Rolex developed the self-winding caliber 4160. This timepiece has a 42.6mm in diameter case. In 2015, Rolex launched a Yacht Master rose gold model made of the proprietary alloy known as Everose gold. This variant is now available in two case sizes: 40mm and 37mm. The Rolex Yacht Master rose gold watch comes with an exclusively developed rubber strap known as Oysterflex. In 2017, Rolex unveiled the new generation Yacht-Master II in Oyster steel, with a 44mm diameter case and the caliber 4161. The most recent addition to this sailing watch family is the Yacht Master 42 with the 3235 movements. This model is available in 18K white and yellow gold versions. Yacht-Master Vs Yacht-Master II Yacht-Master 268621-0004 Yacht-Master II  116681-0002 (1) Case Yacht-Master is presently available in 37mm, 40mm and 42mm sizes whereas the new generation Yacht-Master II is offered in a 44mm case. Both variants have the Oyster case architecture, featuring a monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown. Water resistance rating is the same: 100 meters. The screwed-down crown is provided with triplock triple waterproofness system. Both models are fitted with sapphire crystal glasses. The Yacht-Master has a Cyclops lens over the date whereas the Rolex Yacht-Master 2 does not have this feature. (2) Bezel Bezels of Yacht-Master and Yacht-Master II are rotatable. Some models come with Cerachrom bezel-inserts. The Rolex Yacht Master watch is available with bi-directional rotational countdown bezels. Made of platinum or 18K gold, the bezel features a raised 60-minute graduation and numerals. The Yacht-Master II watch comes with a bidirectional rotatable Ring Command bezel topped with moulded numerals (from 0 to 10) and Yacht-Master II inscription. The bezel of Yacht-Master with its 0-60 scale can be used for calculating elapsed time and it operates independently from the internal mechanism of the watch. However, Yacht-Master II’s bezel is linked with the movement. Known as the Ring Command bezel, it can be utilized for operating the regatta chronograph function. (3) Dial The dial of Yacht-Master is almost same as that of a submariner date watch. Quickly readable, it features shaped hour-markers (round, rectangular and triangle), three centre hands (hour, minute and seconds) and the date at 3 o’clock. The dial of Yacht-Master 2 is more elaborate yet easily decipherable. It has five hands. Four are centrally positioned on the centre of the dial, and the seconds hand is off-centered. The watch displays the countdown minute with the hand featuring a triangle pointer and the countdown seconds with the long spear-shaped hand. (4) Movement Because of the dissimilarity of the functional features, different types of movements have been employed. Both Yacht Master 40 and 42mm versions are equipped with the self-winding calibre 3235, which is the same movement used with Datejust 36 and Datejust 41 watches. It has a power reserve of 70 hours. The 37mm variant of Yacht-Master is driven by Calibre 2236, that is a self-winding movement with a power reserve of 55 hours. Both 3235 and 2236 have the same time display features: hour, minute, centre seconds and the date at 3 o’clock. The Yacht-Master II is equipped with Calibre 4161. It is a specially developed self-winding regatta chronograph movement. In addition to basic time display, this caliber offers programmable countdown functions for calculating elapsed time during regatta sailing competitions. It has a power reserve of 72 hours. (5) Operating elements All Yacht-Master watches feature a single crown at 3 o’clock for manually winding the movement and for setting the date and time. On the other hand, Yacht-Master II has two push-buttons at 2H and 4H for operating the regatta chronograph function in addition to the crown at 3 o’clock. (6) Bracelet/Strap Rolex Yacht-Master comes with the choice of Oyster type bracelet and Oysterflex strap whereas the Yacht-Master II is presently available with an Oyster bracelet only. Summary Rolex Yacht Master watches are available in 18K gold (Everose, yellow or white) and bi-metal (Oystersteel with gold or platinum) versions. Equipped with in-house self-winding movements, these luxury sailing watch models are superlative chronometers (certified by COSC plus Rolex certification after casing), with a superb chronometric accuracy of -2/+2 seconds per day. The hands and indices are enhanced with highly legible Chromalight, a proprietary luminescent coating that offers a long-lasting blue luminescence. Ideal for sailing and other aquatics activities, all Yacht Masters are water-resistant up to 100 meters. Rolex is currently offering the Yacht Master 37 and 40mm models in Everose gold, Oystersteel with Everose gold and Oystersteel with platinum. The 42mm model is available with 18K white gold and yellow gold cases. Yacht Master is also available with diamond-set versions. The Yacht-Master II is offered in Oystersteel, Bi-metal (Oystersteel + Everose gold) and 18K yellow gold. The approximate Rolex HK retail price range of the Yacht Master collection starts at HK$100,000. The cost of gem-set versions often goes above HK$1,000,000.

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  5. The Beginner’s Guide to Buying a Casio Watch

    The Beginner’s Guide to Buying a Casio Watch

    Casio is a leading manufacturer of calculators, digital cameras, electronic musical instruments, projectors, label printers, cash registers, hand-held terminals and wristwatches. Casio embarked on its journey in 1946 in Mitaka, Tokyo. Initially, the company used to produce electric calculators. In 1965, it started manufacturing electronic calculators. The first electronic personal calculator by Casio was introduced in 1972. The Japanese firm ventured into watchmaking in 1974 by launching Casiotron, an electronic wristwatch. In 1982, it launched a timepiece with both analogue and digital display. The best-selling G-Shock series was introduced in 1983. In 1994, Baby-G (G-shock for women) was released. During the initial years of the 21st century, Casio unveiled innovative products like the world’s first wristwatch with MP3 Player, the world’s first wristwatch with a digital camera and OCEANS, a radio-controlled wristwatch powered by a solar battery. The brand has also introduced high-tech watches endowed with modern technologies like GPS, Bluetooth, Radio Time Signal Reception and the Android Wear operating system. In 2016, the company launched the Casio smart outdoor watch WSD-F10. Equipped with the Android Wear operating system, it was the first smartwatch with a built-in microphone and 50m water resistance.  In 2019, the company unveiled a Casio gold watch from its G-Shock collection. Limited to 35 pieces, the 18K Gold G-SHOCK (G-D5000-9) is equipped with a solar-powered radio-controlled movement.   Casio produces quartz timepieces with analogue, digital or ana-digi displays, as well as clocks, stopwatches and smart-watches. However, it does not manufacture mechanical timepieces. Presently, the brand is offering wristwatches from its flagship collections like G-Shock, Baby-G, Edifice, Enticer, Outdoor, Pro Trek, Sheen, Vintage and Youth Series. Casio G-Shock G-Shock Sky Cockpit GW-A1100FC-1AJF G-Shock, the most popular wristwatch collection from Casio, has been renowned for its excellent durability, shock resistance, toughness and waterproofness. G-Shock is a great wrist companion for assisting you in various activities like adventures, explorations, outdoor sports and military operations. The notable watch models from the G-Shock collection are Gravitymaster, Mudmaster, Gulfmaster, Professional, MT-G, MR-G, G-Steel, Origin, G-Squad, Full Metal, G-Glide, G’MIX, Metal Covered, Standard Digital, Standard Analog-Digital and S series. Introduced in 1983, G-Shock has evolved into a bestseller collection acclaimed by millions of customers all around the world. It offers solid timepieces to suit various environments. They are water-resistant to 200 meters. Casio uses tough and highly durable resin material for manufacturing cases and straps of G-shock watches. Some models come with steel bezels or bracelets. G-shocks are also available with fabric straps. Depending upon the version, G-Shock watches feature quartz or Tough Solar movements. Some of the Casio smartwatch models feature Mobile link technology, allowing wireless connectivity to smartphones using Bluetooth. The G-shock series also offers radio-controlled timepieces that automatically adjust time settings based on the reception of calibration signals and GPS navigation enabled models. The selling price range of this collection is HK$500 to HK$7,500. Casio Baby-G Baby-G BGD140 Baby-G is a feminine counterpart of the popular G-shock watches. These timepieces juxtapose cute, feminine designs with toughness. The Baby-G collection is comprised of models like ATHLEISURE, G-MS, G-LIDE, Neon Illuminator, Round, Special Colors, Sports, Standard Digital, Standard Analog-Digital and Tandem Series. Depending upon the model, they feature regular quartz, solar-powered or Tough Solar movements. The type of dial display can be analogue, digital or hybrid (analogue and digital). The timepieces from MSG-B100 and BSA-B100 lines are provided with a Mobile link function. The case and wristband of Baby-G watches are usually made of resin. Indeed, this ladies watch collection offers a comprehensive range of colorful resin straps to delight fashion-conscious women. Depending upon the model, they offer water resistance up to 200m. The approximate selling price range of the Casio Baby-G series is HK$500 to HK$1,500. Casio Edifice Edifice EQW-T650DB-1AJF Edifice is a collection of quartz wristwatches inspired by the motor-sports. It offers various types of sports watches ranging from the basic analogue three-hand timekeepers to solar-powered chronographs and from multi-functional analogue-digital timepieces to Mobile link (wireless linking using Bluetooth) enabled high-tech models. Edifice watches are usually made of stainless steel. Depending upon the model, the case is also available with ion-plated, gold-plated or dual-tone finishing. They come with stainless steel bracelets, leather straps or resin wristbands. The water resistance rating of Casio Edifice is 100 meters. Casio Sheen SHE-3061PG-2ADedicated to women, Casio Sheen offers elegant, smart and stylish wristwatches. This analogue quartz watch collection includes Three-hand and Multi-hand models, Sapphire crystal range and Color Series. Fitted on a steel bracelet or colored leather strap, Casio Sheen watches are available in steel, gold-toned, ion-plated and dual-toned versions. The series also offers a wide range of dial colors and designs. They have water-resistant to 50 meters. The approximate retail price range of the Sheen Casio watch for women is HK$600 to HK$1,400. Casio Pro Trek  Pro Trek PRW-60-7AJF Pro Trek is an extreme outdoor watch loaded with multiple features like Altimeter, Alarms, Auto-calendar, Barometer, Countdown timer, Digital Compass, Stop-watch, Thermometer and World time. The notable models from this series are Climber Line PRT-B50, Camper Line PRG-30, PRT-B70, PRG-600, PRG-240 and PRG-270. Casio Pro Trek models feature resin case, resin or metal bezel and mineral glass. The water resistance ratings range from 100m to 200m. These watches come with analog-digital or digital display. They are available with the option of metal (steel, ion-plated steel, titanium), silicone, resin and fabric straps. The majority of Pro Trek wristwatches are equipped with Casio’s Tough Solar quartz movement. The PRT-B50 & PRT-B70 models are equipped with Mobile link technology. The retail price range of this Casio watch collection is HK$1,500 to HK$2,500. Casio Vintage Vintage A168WG This collection is comprised of modern re-editions of digital/analog-digital watches produced by Casio in the 1970s and 80s. Equipped with quartz movements they feature LCD displays just like their ancestors. The Casio vintage watch series models come in steel, gold-toned and resin versions. They are available with the choice of stainless-steel bracelets, mesh bracelets and resin bands. The retail price range is HK$120 to HK$750.    Casio Outdoor  Smart Outdoor WSD-F10  As the name suggests, this collection offers wristwatches suitable for outdoor activities like fishing and sports. They feature resin cases with 100-meter water resistance, resin or aluminium bezels, resin glass and easy-to-read dials with digital or ana-digi display. These watches are equipped with multifunctional quartz movements, offering additional functions like Alarms, Auto Calendar, Countdown Timer, Digital Compass, Stop-watch, Thermometer and World Time. The popular fishing gear watches are WSC-1250H and WSC-1200H. They offer special utilities like fishing time and moon data. These details are useful for both amateurs and professionals involved in catching fish. The average Casio HK selling price range of the outdoor series is HK$250 to HK$700. Casio Enticer Enticer MTP1374L1AV Enticer is a collection of quartz wristwatches for men and women. This series is comprised of analogue and ana-digi timepieces, ranging from minimalist time-only dress watches to multi-function models. Casio Enticer offers a wide selection of designs, case finishing and dial colors. The strap choices include metal bracelet (links or mesh), leather and resin. These timepieces usually feature mineral glass. Some models are equipped with Tough Solar movements. Depending upon the model, the water-resistance ratings vary from splash-resistant to 100 meters. The retail price range is HK$150 to HK$500. Casio Classic Casio Men’s MQ24-7B2 This collection offers various kinds of ladies and gents wristwatches, including analog, digital and analog-digital models. The Casio classic watch series includes dress, sports and diving categories. They feature quartz or solar-powered movements and available in different case shapes, materials, functionalities and designs. Among them, a popular model is MDV106, an affordable Casio dive watch with a water resistance of 200 meters. The series also offer diver-style watch models like MRW200, which has a water resistance of 100 meters. This reasonably priced collection has a retail price range from HK$150 to HK$1,100. Casio Oceanus  Oceanus OCW-T150-2AJF Oceanus is a line of premium wristwatches that merges the latest technology with style. They are made with innovative materials like titanium and incorporate tough-solar movements. These luxurious Casio solar watches stand out with high-quality finishing, thin design and graceful forms. They feature sapphire crystal glass and 100-meter water resistance. Its retail price range is HK$14,000 to HK$20,000.

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  6. Inspired By Architecture: A Closer Look at Mido Watches

    Inspired By Architecture: A Closer Look at Mido Watches

    Mido is one of the best-selling mid-price luxury Swiss watch brands. It was founded by Georges Schaeren in 1918. In the 1970s, Mido joined ASUAG, one of the principal founding entities of today’s Swatch group. The brand is now popular for its architecture-inspired wristwatch collections like All Dial, Baroncelli, Ocean Star, Multifort, Commander and Rainflower. In 2018, the Le Locle based watchmaker celebrated its 100th anniversary. The first architecture-inspired Mido timepiece was born in 2002. A short time ago, the company has announced the release of commemorative timepieces to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this alliance. Mido Ocean Star M026.629.22.051.00 The Ocean Star range derives its inspiration from the Europa Point Lighthouse, located on the southeastern tip of the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar. As the name suggests, this series is comprised of water-sports watches. The notable models are the Ocean Star 200, the Mido Ocean Star GMT, the Ocean Star 600 Diver, the Ocean Star 600 Chronometer, the Ocean Star Chronograph and the Mido Ocean Star Tribute. Just like the iconic lighthouse, these nautical sports/tool watches are robust and powerful to handle the challenges of maritime adventures. The dominant hour-markers filled with Super-LumiNova® offer exceptional dial readability like the powerful beam of the Europa Point Lighthouse. Depending upon the model, the water-resistance ratings vary from 200m to 600m. Equipped with high-performance Swiss automatic movements, Mido Ocean Star watches are available in several material choices: stainless steel, black DLC steel, titanium, gold PVD and dual-tone. All contemporary models are fitted with unidirectional rotating bezels and ceramic-bezel inserts. This collection also offers COSC certified chronometers. The estimated retail price range of Mido Ocean Star in Hong Kong is HK$6,000 to HK$20,000. Mido Commander M021.431.11.061.00 The source of inspiration of Mido Commander is the Eiffel Tower. The round-shaped case with a slender bezel evokes the graceful arches of this Parisian monument. The rectangular indexes and hands are designed after the iron lattice of the iconic tower. This dress watch collection for men offers Date, Day-Date, Big Date and Chronograph versions. This series offers automatic watches in stainless steel or PVD (anthracite, black or gold) coated steel. The popular case sizes are 37mm, 40mm and 42mm. The water resistance rating of these Mido watches is 5 atm (50 meters). The modern generation of self-winding movements like Mido Caliber 80 offers an enhanced power reserve of up to 80 hours. The approximate retail price range is HK$5,000 to HK$16,000. Mido All Dial M8340.4.B3.11 (Source From: midowatches.com) The Colosseum in Rome is one of the most iconic architectural wonders from ancient times. Introduced in 2002, the Mido All Dial collection has drawn its design inspiration from this historic Roman monument. The multi-level dial design evokes various levels and shapes of the awe-inspiring amphitheater. Mido has recently revived this series to mark its 20th anniversary. The present generation of All Dial watch features a 42mm diameter stainless steel case and chronometer-certified automatic movement. The Mido HK retail price range of this contemporary dress watch for men is from HK$10,500 to HK$11,500. Mido Multifort M005.614.37.051.01 The Mido Multifort is an outstanding collection of automatic wristwatches inspired by the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. Opened in 1932, this legendary architectural wonder stands out with its unique style, functionality, eternal design and impressive aesthetics. With its origins dating back to the 1930s, Multifort is one of the most established watch collections from Mido. The Geneva pattern dials of the modern Multifort watches recall the suspension cables of the bridge. The prominent models from the collection are the Multifort Skeleton Vertigo, the Multifort Power Reserve and the Multifort Day Date. These timepieces are equipped with state-of-the-art mechanical self-winding movements developed by ETA. The brand is presently offering 42mm watches in the collection. Depending upon the version, the case is available in stainless steel, or PVD (in black or gold) coated steel. Earlier, the company also produced a Mido Multifort titanium watch in limited editions. The selling price range is HK$7,000 to HK$17,000. Mido Belluna M024.507.16.041.00 Introduced in 2008, Mido Belluna was designed after the London’s Royal Albert Hall. Opened in 1871, this concert hall is one of the most distinctive and treasured architectural monuments in the United Kingdom. The meticulously crafted, sun-ray guilloche dials of Belluna watches are inspired by the beautiful glass dome of the Royal Albert Hall. Blending harmonious forms with classic elegance, the collection offers ladies and gents wristwatches. The present line-up includes automatic models with date or day-date function. Gent’s Belluna versions feature a 42.5mm diameter round case whereas the Belluna Royal Lady automatic watch comes with a 33.4mm cushion-shaped case. The new generation Belluna watches are equipped with the Mido Caliber 80 series movements. The collection includes stainless steel, PVD (in gold or black) and dual-toned versions. The water resistance is 50 meters. The approximate selling price range of Mido Belluna is HK$7,300 to HK$8,500. Mido Baroncelli M027.407.11.010.00 This Mido watch collection has drawn its design inspiration the magnificent Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II of Milan. For the Baroncelli timepiece, Mido has utilized the Italian architectural style. The line-up proudly reflects the timeless style and the refined rounded forms of this splendid neoclassical building. This extensive range includes offers models like Big Date, Chronometer, Donna, Heritage, Lady Diamonds, Lady Day, Lady Mini, Power Reserve, Signature, Smiling Moon, Tradition, Tonneau and Wild Stone. Available in various case sizes, finishing and dial styles, All Baroncelli watches are equipped with automatic movements. The retail price range is HK$6,000 to HK$12,000. Mido Rainflower  M043.207.36.011.00 (Pic Source From: midowatches.com) Launched in 2019, this glamorous ladies’ wristwatch series pays tribute to the eye-catching ArtScience Museum in Singapore. Opened in 2017, this architectural marvel was designed after the lotus flower. The Rainflower watch evokes the sublime beauty of this iconic building. The interlaced petal pattern on the dial and case sides proudly reflect the beauty of the ArtScience Museum. Just like its source of inspiration, this timepiece spotlights delicate lines, gentle curves and grandeur. Mido Rainflower watch is equipped with Caliber 80 (base ETA C07.611). Displaying the hour, minutes, seconds and date (at 6 o’clock), it has a power reserve of 80 hours. Inspired by the pillars at the heart of the ArtScience Museum, the oscillating weight of the movement is engraved with the rainflower pattern. Available in steel and gold PVD iterations, the case measures 34mm diameter. Depending upon the version, the dial features gem-set indexes or Roman numerals. In some models, gem-set markers in combination with the baton or Roman indices are used. These feminine timekeepers are water-resistant up to 30 meters. The suggested retail price range of Mido Rainflower is HK$7,500 to HK$11,000.

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  7. 5 Things You Should Know Before Owning A Piaget Watch

    5 Things You Should Know Before Owning A Piaget Watch

    Piaget is one of the most prestigious Maisons with a time-honored tradition of producing luxury watches and jewellery. The company was founded by Georges-Édouard Piaget in 1874 in La Côte-aux-Fées, a small village in the Swiss Jura Mountains. Initially, the firm manufactured high-precision watch movements and components. It has gradually evolved to become globally acclaimed luxury watchmaking and jewellery atelier. In 1943, the trademark “Piaget” was registered by the founding family. This prestigious company had been managed by the Piaget family until the late 1980s. In 1988, the luxury Vendôme group acquired the Manufacture. Presently, Piaget is a subsidiary of the Swiss Richemont group. Presently, the brand has two fully integrated production facilities at Plan-Les-Ouates near Geneva (for manufacturing jewellery and case manufacturing) and La Côte-aux-Fées (for manufacturing movements). The Maison unites more than one hundred crafts to achieve the highest standards in the fine watchmaking and jewellery-crafting sectors. As a prominent watchmaker-jeweler label, Piaget has been closely associated with the luxurious and glamorous lifestyle. It is a major sponsor of various red-carpet events and film shows. Five Exceptional Attributes of Piaget  (1) Dual expertise Piaget has a glorious heritage and technical know-how in two prestigious fields: fine watchmaking and jewellery. Only a few Maisons in the world have succeeded in such a tremendous accomplishment. This dual persona allows the brand to create an extensive range of timepieces in the jewellery and high-jewellery categories. Thanks to its immense expertise in both sectors, Piaget is able to maintain a diverse portfolio of luxury watches and jewellery creations. (2) Master of Ultrathin Watches G0A45123 (Pic Source From: piaget.com) Piaget is a leading producer of ultra-thin mechanical wristwatches. This segment demands daring and intense watchmaking skills. In 1957, the company introduced Calibre 9P, an extremely thin mechanical hand-wound movement with a thickness of only 2mm. It heralded a new era in the ultra-thin watch segment. The Calibre 12P – ultra-thin self-winding movement with 2.3mm thickness – was released in 1960. In addition to these basic calibers, the brand has developed several mechanical ultra-thin movements with additional complications, gem-setting or open-working. Introduced in 2018, the Altiplano Ultimate Concept was the world’s thinnest mechanical watch (2mm) until the launch of the new record holder, the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Ultra. The Altiplano series offers a wide range of ultra-thin Piaget watches featuring hand-wound or self-winding mechanical movements. (3) Master of artistic dials Piaget offers a wide selection of timepieces with artistically crafted dials. It is a leader in stone dial watches made of natural stones like Carnelian, Lapis Lazuli, Jade, Jasper, Malachite, Opal, Ruby or Turquoise. For manufacturing the dials of various Piaget watch models, the Maison also utilizes rare traditional artistic methods like Marquetry, Miniature Painting, Micro Mosaic, Sculpting, Embroidery, Guilloché, Enameling and Engraving. Piaget additionally offers fully or partially set dials featuring diamond or other ornamental stones. The brand also creates dials using exotic materials like aventurine glass, meteorite and mother-of-pearl. (4) Expertise in Skeleton watches G0A40041 (Pic Source From: piaget.com) Piaget is a key producer of mechanical skeleton watches. It has mastered the art of open-working since the 1970s. Presently, the brand is offering an impressive line-up of skeleton watches from its Altiplano, Polo and Emperador collections. In some variants, the Maison has united two extremely complex art crafts: skeleton-working and gem-setting. In the Skeleton segment, Piaget is also offering high-complication watches like the tourbillon. (5) Leader in Jewellery Watches G0A40212 (Pic Source From: piaget.com) Piaget is a world leader in the jewellery watches sector thanks to its immense expertise in fine horology, gold work, diamonds and other gem tones. The notable collections are Limelight, Extremely Lady, Possession, Treasures and Vintage Inspiration. These Piaget ladies’ watches usually feature precious metal cases with or without gem-setting. The brand also offers jewellery and high-jewelry watch models from Altiplano, Polo and Emperador collections. The Piaget diamond watch models are available with various gem-setting techniques like brilliant, marquise or baguette-cut. Some versions combine the sparkle of diamonds with the splendor of other gemstones. A Quick Glance on Piaget Watch Collections Piaget makes quartz, automatic and manual-winding watches for men and women. The brand offers an impressive selection of luxury wristwatches from its flagship collections like Altiplano, Polo, Emperador, Limelight and Possession. Piaget Altiplano  G0A45401 (Pic Source From: piaget.com) Named after the Andean Plateau located in west-central South America, the Piaget Altiplano is a best-selling collection. Inspired by this iconic plateau, each timepiece from this series combines purity and elegance. The line-up offers exceptional timekeepers, ranging from time-only watches to high-complications, and from extremely thin models to diamond-set versions. Altiplano offers both ladies and gents wristwatches, featuring various case sizes ranging from 24mm to 42mm. Piaget Polo Polo S G0A42005 Polo is a luxury sports watch series. Its origins trace back to 1979. Made of steel or 18K gold, the distinct case of this Piaget mens watch is an amalgamation of round and cushion shapes. In 2016, the brand introduced Piaget Polo S watch featuring 42mm diameter case, automatic movement and an integrated steel bracelet or rubber strap. Presently, the collection also includes skeleton versions, models with leather straps and diamond-set variations. Among them, the Piaget Polo S green is a highly sought-after timepiece. Produced in a limited series, this stainless-steel model has a green dial with a horizontal pattern and a matching alligator strap. Piaget Possession G0A44292 (Pic Source From: piaget.com) Possession is a ladies collection, offering petite-sized wristwatches with case sizes ranging from 29mm to 34mm. Available in steel, gold and diamond-set versions, the Piaget Possession watch usually displays two hands operated by a quartz movement. Piaget Limelight G0A45361 (Pic Source From: piaget.com) Limelight is a family of glamorous and ultra-luxurious Piaget women watches. It offers quartz, automatic and manual-winding timepieces made of precious materials. These highly sophisticated and beautiful timepieces blend art, design, jewellery and fine watchmaking. Notable sub-categories are Aura, City, Gala, Garden Party, Paradise, Stella and Tonneau. The Piaget Limelight Gala watches stand out with their asymmetrical lugs, exceptional gem settings and curvaceous profiles. The Limelight Stella comes with an eye-catching moon-phase display. Conclusion Piaget’s wristwatch line-up is typically comprised of time-only, Date, Chronographs and dual-time watches. In the high-complication segment, the brand offers Perpetual Calendar, Tourbillon, Minute Repeater and Flyback Chronograph models. In addition to the classic rounded-case timepieces, Piaget also offers Oval, Cushion, Tonneau and Reverse-Tonneau shaped watches. The approximate Piaget HK retail price range is HK$ 38,000 to HK$800,000.

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  8. Consumption Voucher Usage Tips: 10 Best Automatic Watches under HKD10,000

    Consumption Voucher Usage Tips: 10 Best Automatic Watches under HKD10,000

    On 7 April 2022, Hong Kong residents will receive the first HK$5,000 installment of the HK$10,000 consumption voucher from the government. Many of us are already discussing the way to do an amusing shopping once it is rolled out.  As a watch enthusiast and collector, it must take quite a toll on your pocket, but fortunately, there are still a certain number of brands that are offering affordable timepieces with supreme quality as well. Today we are going to introduce 5 exceptional brands you should know and their best automatic watches under HKD10,000. If you are thinking of taking up a nice watch with your consumption voucher, these watches are definitely some of the best choices for you.  Citizen Being one of the most renowned Japanese watch brands, Citizen produces good quality and affordable watches with a huge range of pieces for you to choose from. The Citizen Watch Company has been known for their highly technical tool watches for over a hundred years. It is one of the pioneers in the industry in terms of watchmaking that has been inventing numerous groundbreaking innovations.  The brand has delivered countless practical watches in several configurations such as Citizen automatic watches, quartz watches, and its famous solar-powered watches for different professional fields.  The Citizen watches are well crafted with its exceptional technologies and are offered at a very unexpected budget-friendly price range. Many of their classic models can be bought for under HKD10,000 including the Citizen Promaster and the Citizen Super Titanium Collection.  Citizen Promaster NB6004-08E The Citizen Promaster is the brand’s famous professional tool watch series that houses amazing pieces for categories such as Air, Land, and Sea. Equipping with reliable features for your adventures, you can easily get the standard models in the range from HKD2,000 to HKS5,000.  In 2021, Citizen NB6004-08E was released. The 46 mm watch features a 42-hour power reserve and is equipped by a contemporary 4Hz frequency movement. Its Calibre 9051 movement is also highly magnetic-resistant, placing this Citizen automatic watch in the same league as other prominent Swiss-made watches that can endure magnetic fields of 16,000 A/m. The timepiece contains a date display and is water-resistant to a depth of 200 meters. Citizen Super Titanium nh9120-88a Titanium is a lightweight substance that can withstand seawater, sunshine, and even changes in human chemistry. In 1970, Citizen’s X-8 Chronometer was paired with the corrosion-resistant material to create an immortal wristwatch that wowed watch enthusiasts all around the world. Previous years have gone by since then, and the Citizen Super Titanium collection has evolved from many Citizen models that followed the same concept. Depending upon variations, watches in this collection are equipped with quartz, eco-drive and automatic movement. Seiko Seiko is another one of Japan’s biggest watchmakers. For over 140 years, Seiko has been striving for achieving the best quality and innovation in the world. Seiko watch family consists of numerous masterpieces including its signature collections such as Seiko Astron, Seiko Prospex and Seiko Presage collection. All of these watches are robust, precise, innovative and most importantly, reasonably priced.  Seiko Presage  SARF005 The Presage family has given pride of place to two fundamental components of Seiko’s identity, the brand’s appreciation for traditional Japanese heritage and its long-established expertise in mechanical horology since it was first exhibited to the public in 2016. In all of these areas, each Seiko watch in the Presage collection demonstrates Seiko’s ability to explore new paths of progression. While some premium models in this series are over HKD10,000, the standard models are still available within your budget.  Seiko Prospex SPB143J1 On the other hand, being the brand’s flagship dive watch, Seiko Prospex is providing more choices within your budget for you. It is a house of reliable watches for sports enthusiasts and adventure lovers. The Seiko Prospex Automatic is a timeless diver’s timepiece. A 40.5mm diameter black stainless-steel casing appears uninspiring and utilitarian. It is powered by an in-house automatic caliber 6R35 movement, which provides a 70-hour power reserve. An hour, minute, second, and date window at 3 o’clock, as well as 200-meter water resistance, are among the other features. Thanks to its utilitarian and classic design, the Seiko men’s watch fits any occasion. Hamilton The Hamilton watches are known as mid-priced Swiss-made timepieces that offer both superior quality and distinctive design as compared to other brands’ watches at the same price range. Even though Hamilton watches aren’t luxury, they insist on maintaining the product quality with its well-crafted Swiss ETA automatic movements, which won’t be found in other watches at such price range.  Hamilton Khaki Field  H69449961 The Hamilton Khaki Field automatic lineup is one of the brand’s signature watches that pay tribute to its military heritage during the two world wars. This Hamilton watch is proudly crafted with a 38mm robust stainless-steel case and pairing NATO straps, calf leather straps or stainless-steel bracelets.  Hamilton watches have been long loved by many celebrities and Hollywood stars for decades. The Hamilton Khaki field series is also one of those which are often spotted in the mainstream media. And guess what, you can just get one or even two of these celebrity watches within HKD10,000. Hamilton Ventura H24555381 Speaking of the relationship between Hamilton and the Hollywood stars, we should mention the legendary Hamilton Ventura. This futuristic, triangular timepiece is even nicknamed The Elvis Watch even since its presence on his wrist in the 1961’s movie. Over the years the edgy beauty has become a brand icon with its appearance in the huge Hollywood movie Men in Black and the recent Spider-Man: Homecoming. The most amazing point is that the standard men’s models of the watch which Robert Downey Jr. had worn are just around HKD8,000 to HKD10,000. Victorinox  With a watching history of over a century, Victorinox is a Swiss brand comprising a variety of remarkable watches – both mechanical and quartz, at an affordable range. The Victorinox watch family are more focused on their military and sports watch collections, while some exceptional dress watches are available. These watches are mostly powered by the brand’s Swiss-made ETA movements. As a brand that holds a respected reputation, it is a house of entry-level Swiss watches at a superior value.  Victorinox Alliance 241752 Victorinox Alliance is an excellent collection that houses a range of durable dress watches. It is one of the brand’s trademark collections. The design components in this series are reminiscent of timepieces from the early 1950s and late 1940s. Victorinox had never applied these components into any of their previous watch collections. The Alliance watches distinguish out because they are a little lighter, possibly dressier, than their other timepieces while yet featuring contemporary and military elements. This series combines the finest of Victorinox design, technology, and craftsmanship in the most beautiful way possible. It is available in models with self-winding or quartz movements. It ranges in price from HKD2,500 to HKD5,500, depending upon variations. Victorinox Maverick 241788 Victorinox Maverick Collection embodies the risk-taking attitude of the deep-sea diver, for whom precise timing is a matter of life and death. The unidirectional bezel on these attractive timepieces was originally designed for divers to record accurate underwater timings, but it has since become a symbol of the explorer and pioneer, calibrating everyday problems and chores. The Maverick automatic segment is available in variants with case diameter from 34 to 43 mm, which are suitable for ladies and men. Tissot Tissot is one of the well-respected watch manufacturers originating from Switzerland. You can always be guaranteed of the reliability and performance of a Tissot watch. The current Tissot watch family is categorized into versatile ranges including its famous sports watches, digital watches and dress watches. The retail price of Tissot HK for automatic timepieces starts at HKD2,500. Tissot PRX T137.407.21.031.00 The Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 is considered as one of the best offerings of the brand at a pocket-friendly price point. The quality and design have been on par with a higher luxury watch. Carry the brand’s heritage and quality, the Tissot PRX automatic watches showcase an ultimate performance of an entry-level luxury watch. The self-winding mechanical movement of the Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 may give an 80-hour power reserve. Furthermore, the watch is waterproof to a depth of 100 meters. It has eight different color case dials, ranging in price from $4,000 to $5,500. It is suitable for men who would like to purchase their first automatic watch. Tissot T-Sport T092.417.27.057.00 T-sport is the brand’s stunning watch collection that comprises Tissot dive watches, race watches and more. Stylish, precise, and robust, the Tissot T-Sport watches have won the heart of athletes and sports watch lovers. The remarkable pieces of the collection including T-Race and Tissot Seastar are also regarded as perfect companions for different sports activities. 

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  9. Suunto Review: 5 Key Features To Know!

    Suunto Review: 5 Key Features To Know!

    Based in Finland, Suunto is a world leader in adventure-oriented products like connected sports watches, diving instruments, compasses and other accessories. The brand offers exceptional gadgets for various activities, starting from the exploration of ocean depths to mountaineering. The Finnish company’s wristwatches are known for their features like extreme robustness, exceptional battery life, extensive functionality, versatility and weather-resistance. All these qualities are ideal for the most challenging outside sports and adventures. (1) Robustness Image Source: encuentroguionistas.com Made in Finland, Suunto watches are exceptionally robust in the comparison with similar products available in the market. The brand uses high-quality and durable materials like Stainless Steel, Titanium Grade 5, Polyamide, Composite, Aluminium and Glass Fiber Reinforced Polyamide to ensure the robustness of its instruments. Depending upon the model, the dial side glass is made of gorilla glass, mineral crystal, polyamide or sapphire. These are sturdy and scratch-proof, ensuring better protection to the display.  (2) Battery life A connected outdoor watch should have an excellent energy source for providing long and uninterrupted functional features. Suunto offers exceptional battery life for its sports watches. Depending upon the model and functions, the power reserve varies. In time mode, the energy consumption is low, and it will become high when you activate GPS or smartwatch facilities. For example, Suunto 7 model offers 40 days of battery life in Time mode, 12 hours with GPS and up to 2 days under smartwatch connectivity. The non-GPS watches like Suunto Core has an outstanding battery life of 12 months in time mode. (3) Functionality Suunto sports watches come loaded with various functions, starting from fitness tracking to health monitoring and from measuring altitude to alerting you about the climate conditions. They feature multiple applications to assist in sports events like athletics and games, swimming, diving, cycling and etc. If you are an outdoor adventurous enthusiast, they offer functionalities like altimeter, barometer, digital compass watch, GPS tracking and navigation, temperature display, sunrise/sunset times and weather information. These details are useful in various outdoor activities like fishing/hunting, hiking/trekking, mountaineering and skiing. For fitness and wellness enthusiasts, Suunto watch provides monitoring of blood-oxygen level, heart rate, physical activity, sleep and stress levels. It assists the wearer to accomplish personal fitness/wellness goals confidently and safely. Depending upon the models, availability of these functions may vary. Some versions come with additional features. For example, Suunto 7 additionally offers online and offline music functions. The Suunto Core Alpha watch comes with a depth meter for snorkeling (10 meters). (4) Versatility Suunto sports watches are known for their remarkable versatility, enabling the owner to efficiently utilize them for diverse activities and purposes. They are equally suitable for your everyday wear and extreme outdoor adventures. These instruments are compact, light-weight and ergonomic for ensuring optimum comfort. The straps – textile, elastomer or silicone – are flexible, comfortable and ideal for external use. The brand also offers quickly swappable additional straps so that you can easily customize the look of the watch according to your needs. (5) Weatherproof Suunto’s outdoor sports watches boast excellent weather resistance features. Each of them undergoes extreme testing. They offer better resistance against moisture, atmospheric pressure, shocks and temperature variations. The water resistance usually ranges from 30 to 100 meters depending upon the model.   The Best-selling Suunto watches (1) Suunto 3 Suunto 3 ZH Moss Grey SS050494000 Suunto 3 is a lightweight yet durable connected GPS sports outdoor watch featuring ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) case, stainless steel bezel, polyamide glass and microfiber textile or silicone strap. It is available in colorways like All Black, Copper Grey, Granite Red, Light Gold, Moss Grey, Pebble White, and Slate Grey. It comes loaded with Suunto App and compatible with online sports communities like Strava, TrainingPeaks and etc. The Suunto 3 watch can be paired with a Smartphone via Blue tooth technology. Its rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides power reserve up to 10 days in time mode, 5 days with 24/7 tracking and mobile notifications, and 30 hours in the Training mode with GPS connectivity. It has 30-meter water resistance. Its retail price in Hong Kong is HK $1,800. (2) Suunto 5 Suunto 5 SS050305000 Suunto 5 is an outdoor adventure/sports watch with GPS connectivity and exceptional battery life. It features glass fiber reinforced polycarbonate case, stainless steel bezel, mineral crystal glass and silicone strap. Winner of “iF Design Award” in 2020, Suunto 5 features a slim, comfortable yet robust structure. It has a water resistance of 50 meters. The watch offers up to 12 days battery life in the time mode, 7 days with 24/7 tracking and mobile notifications, and 40 hours in the training mode with GPS. Powered by Suunto App and equipped with Bluetooth connectivity, this GPS watch is compatible with Strava, TrainingPeaks and other online sports communities. Suunto 5 is available in versions like All Black, Burgundy Copper, Graphite Copper, Graphite Steel, White and White Black. It has a retail price of HK $2,500. (3) Suunto 7 Suunto 7 Black Lime SS050379000 Suunto 7 is the first watch from the Finnish company to be provided with the Wear OS by Google™ operating system. This purpose-built GPS smart watch is powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 3100. Made for extreme adventures, it incorporates the most advanced wearable technology. Thanks to the powerful Wear OS and its streamlined interface, Suunto 7 offers a great user experience while seamlessly providing various applications related to sports and everyday life. It can be connected to the internet using Wi-Fi technology. With blue tooth function, this watch can be paired with a Smartphone. The Suunto 7 watch is compatible with most of the Android and iOS based phones. It is also compatible with Suunto App, Strava, TrainingPeaks and more. The watch features shock-proof, water-proof and dirt-proof structure comprised of glass fibre reinforced polyamide case, stainless steel bezel, gorilla glass and silicone strap. It has a water resistance of 50 meters. This Suunto smart watch is available in versions like Black, Black Lime, Graphite Copper, Sandstone Rose Gold and White Burgundy. Its retail price is HK $3,400. (4) Suunto 9 Suunto 9 G1 ZH Baro Lime SS050450000 Designed and built to meet the demands of professional athletes, Suunto 9 is an all-round outdoor sports watch. It features GPS for tracking and navigational purposes. It also supports other satellite systems like GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS and BEIDOU for the same. Suunto 9 has five intelligent battery modes: Performance, Endurance, Ultra, Tour and Custom. In the time mode, the watch offers 14 days of battery life, seven days with 24/7 tracking and mobile notifications, and up to 170 hours in the training mode with GPS. It comes with more than 80 pre-installed sport modes. It also supports Suunto App and Bluetooth connectivity. This GPS sport watch features a robust case made of glass fiber reinforced polyamide. Tested for a water resistance of 100 meters, this watch features stainless steel bezel, mineral glass and silicone strap. Measuring 50mm diameter and 16.5mm thickness, Suunto 9 is available in black and white color versions. Its retail price is approximately HK $4,000. The brand is also offering two enhanced variants from this series: Suunto 9 Baro and Suunto 9 Peak. Suunto 9 Baro has the same dimensions of the initial model. It features Glass fibre reinforced polyamide case with titanium or stainless-steel bezel. Depending upon the version, each timepiece comes fitted with a nylon textile, silicone or leather strap. The retail price range is HK $4,800 to HK $8,500. Suunto 9 Peak, which is the smallest, thinnest and toughest watch made by Suunto, features a case made of glass fiber reinforced polyamide with grade 5 titanium or stainless-steel parts. It measures 43mm diameter and 10.6mm thickness. Depending upon the model, it comes with titanium or stainless-steel bezel, sapphire crystal glass and silicone strap. The retail prices range from HK $5,700 to HK $7,000.

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  10. Own a Chanel Watch Is Every Woman’s Dream

    Own a Chanel Watch Is Every Woman’s Dream

    Introduction Chanel, enough said, is undeniably one of the most famous women’s Luxury brands. The history of fashion house dates back to 1910 when Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel established her first boutique in Deauville, France. Throughout the decades, Chanel strives for elegancy and grace, and it has now become one of the largest leading fashion brands.  Chanel is actually more than its famous haute couture, tweed jackets and handbags. It has, in fact, been producing luxury jewelry pieces and accessories from the 1980s, and among them Chanel watches for women were also produced. Image Source: chanel.com Chanel Première is the brand’s first ever watch collection produced and launched in 1987. In 1993 CHANEL acquired Manufacture G&F Châtelain in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Today, all the Chanel watches are entirely Swiss-made. Chanel watches wear out the elegant sense of French style timelessly with the intricate Swiss watchmaking techniques. This is the reason why owning a Chanel watch is just every woman’s dream. Chanel Premiere Vintage CHANEL Premiere Watch Image Source: truefacet.com As Chanel’s very first ladies watch, Chanel Premiere watch collection is famous for its octagonal case which is after the No.5 perfume bottle stopper and the shape of the Place Vendôme in Paris.  The first generation of the Chanel Premiere Watch is made from gold-plated stainless steel and measures 20mm diameter. It has a touch of glamor assembling with the classy look thanks to its free of hour marker black dial.  Furthermore, the Chanel Premiere watches mark the beginning of all Chanel watches. The collection is also the epitome of fashion marrying watch functionality.  The collection is designed to sit delicately through on a feminine’s wrist and to last a lifetime.  Chanel Boyfriend Boyfriend Watch Image Source: chanel.com Launched in 2015, the Chanel Boyfriend watches caught every woman’s eyes. Having an octagonal shape, it recalls the brand’s iconic Chanel Première watch. The creation of the collection blurs the line between masculinity and femininity. All watches from the Chanel Boyfriend collection are equipped with high precision quartz movement and a water-resistance up to 30 meters. The watch comes in 3 sizes, small, medium, and large. Medium measures 34.6 x 26.7 x 7.3 mm with a small date window at 6 o’clock. Large measures 37 x 28.6 x 7.7 mm, insteading of a date window, it has a second indicator at 6 o’clock.  The Chanel Boyfriend watch H6955 is a small version which measures 27.9 x 21.5 x 6.2 mm with an elegant classic Opaline guilloché dial. The splendid round-cut diamonds (about 0.37 carat) around the bezel show a touch of femininity. Chanel J12 J12 Phantom Ladies Watch H6185 In 2000, the first black model of Chanel J12 was introduced. It is also Chanel’s first sports watch. It came as a shock to the world as the collection was a chic watch with a sporty twist.  The watch effortfully took 7 years to develop. Jacques Helleu, the brand’s artistic director, described it as “timeless, indestructible’. The white Chanel J12 watch was released in 2003 making the collection combine day and night in an elegant, mysterious way. This Chanel watch J12 H6185 is 38 mm and is made of ceramic and steel, with silver-tone hands and Arabic numeral hour markers with minute markers around the outer rim on a black lacquered dial. This timepiece gives out a sporty vibe while it perfectly goes well with elegant pieces too. The Chanel J12 watches simply represent today’s modern women. Chanel Mademoiselle Privé Mademoiselle Privé Watch Image Source: chanel.com The Mademoiselle Privé collection is not just quite the watch you may expect as it is showcasing the best of the best craftsmanship in watchmaking with its intricate details.  The collection was launched in 2012. Since then, watches from the Mademoiselle Privé collection are all masterpieces.  The Mademoiselle Privé watch (ref. H3567) has a black lacquer dial adorned with yellow gold camellia motifs. The case is made of a yellow gold case set with 60 brilliant-cut diamonds (about 1 carat). This dreamy watch marries luxury and class. Watches in Mademoiselle Privé segment are indulgence and art on the wrist.   Chanel Mademoiselle Vintage Mademoiselle Women’s Watch H0007Image Source: watchmaxx.com This Chanel vintage watch offers you a luxurious ride with a class twist.  Manufactured in 1989, the 23cm square timepiece is the epitome of Chanel’s watchmaking craftsmanship.   The classic square watch case perfectly combines with the 18K gold and Pearl strap, where you will also find the bold design of the collection.  The neat white dial with black Roman markers contrasts with the gold minute and hour hands, resulting in an easy way for its users to tell time. The watch is also powered by a quartz movement. This vintage Chanel Mademoiselle is beautifully made with a design that lasts a lifetime. Though it has been more than 30 years since its release, the watch still prices high on the second-hand market. Chanel Code Coco Code Coco Leather Watch Image Source: chanel.com Inspired by its signature 2.55 purse, Chanel Code Coco was launched in 1997. The timepiece is, at the same time, both a watch and a piece of jewelry. You may also surely describe it as a playful bracelet with an exquisite watch function.  The Chanel Code Coco collection comes in various versions and material combinations, such as Stainless steel/Titanium, Beige gold, White gold, and Ceramic.  The H6208 model has a rectangular steel bezel, black lacquer dial, and 52 round-cut diamonds (about 0.58 carat), the black quilted pattern calfskin strap is a tribute to the brand’s symbolic 2.55 purse.  Additionally, this beautiful watch is powered by a high functionality quartz movement with water-resistant up to 30 meters.  Chanel Jewelry Watches Camelia Jewellery WatchImage Source: chanel.com Inspired by the six emblematic icons of the house of Chanel, the Camellia, the ribbon, the feather, the combat, the sun, and the lion, the Chanel jewellery watch is a mixture of functionality with an expression of luxury and elegance.  Each timepiece from the collection is when the world’s finest jewelry meets sophisticated watchmaking expertise and is true “The one and Only”. This Chanel Jewelry J11460 watch’s case is made of diamond and white gold with a black satin strap. The watch is inspired by the camellia motif, Gabrielle Chanel’s favorite flower.   The diamond-filled camellia petals case opens up to reveal time. It is equipped with a quartz movement with a 15 mm diameter.  This Chanel women watch collection is created to make reading time a precious and delicate moment. 

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  11. Franck Muller: An Overview of the World-famous Watch Brand

    Franck Muller: An Overview of the World-famous Watch Brand

    Introduction Named after its co-founder, Franck Muller is one of the most admired luxury watch brands in the world. The company was established in the early 1990s by the talented Swiss master watchmaker in partnership with Vartan Sirmakes, a passionate Swiss-Armenian entrepreneur. Because of his immense expertise in the extremely complex horological mechanisms, Franck Muller has been known as the “Master of Complications.” Before establishing his eponymous brand, he had been working as an independent watchmaker and restorer. He was the first horologer to produce a watch with a tourbillon visible from the dial side. Vartan Sirmakes, the visionary businessman specialized in the manufacturing of watchcases, signed a partnership with Franck Muller in 1991 to set-up a new Swiss luxury watch brand. To establish the headquarters of the Manufacture Franck Muller (Watchland), they selected Genthod, a village near Geneva. In addition to this major site, the company has production facilities in the Swiss Jura Region. The brand produces all components in-house, like movements, cases and dials. In addition to the mastery of high-complication timepieces, the company is equally known for its expertise in the manufacture of shaped watch cases. Its Cintrée Curvex is the most aerodynamic watch case ever created. It has instantly become a signature feature of the Franck Muller brand. The Manufacture produces curved dials for its Cintrée Curvex watches. It is also one of the first luxury brands to introduce vibrantly colored and uniquely shaped numerals on the dials. Franck Muller is renowned worldwide for its original designs, technical know-how and brilliant innovations in high-end watchmaking. The notable world premiers from the luxury brand are: the Crazy Hours, the Revolution 3 (the first tri-axial tourbillon watch in the world), and the Aeternitas Mega and the Giga Tourbillon. Franck Muller is also a leading producer of diamond-set wristwatches. The iconic brand creates bezel-set and full-set variants of most of its timepieces. It also offers fully paved tourbillon watches that are highly sought-after by high-profile celebrities like Cristiano Ronaldo. Franck Muller Watch Collections In addition to the signature tonneau-shaped watches, the Maison also produces rectangular, round, pebble, oval and square timepieces. The brand offers luxury wristwatches made of high-quality materials like stainless steel, 18K gold, titanium, platinum and carbon fiber. The Franck Muller HK retail price range typically starts from HKD40,000.  (1) Cintrée Curvex Cintree Curvex Grand Date 8083 CC GD FO AC The Cintrée Curvex line is comprised of Franck Muller watches with emblematic curved (tonneau) case. The brand has developed various horological mechanisms to explore the beauty of this aerodynamic design. It includes skeleton models, time-only watches, chronographs, perpetual calendars, tourbillons, multi-complications like tourbillon perpetual calendar and Grand Date. The Cintrée Curvex case design is also used in Casablanca, Crazy Hour, Color Dream, Croco, Double Mystery, Mariner, Master Banker, Master Date, Remember and Secret Hours watch models. (2) Vanguard Vanguard Ladies Watch V32 SC AT FO AC RS The Vanguard line represents the modern, athletic evolution of the brand’s signature tonneau case. This sporty-elegant wristwatch collection features integrated strap system to ensure harmonious appearance and seamless fitting. The Franck Muller Vanguard line-up offers classic iterations with date or chronograph display, Tourbillon, Grande Date, Skeleton, Yachting series, Camouflage, Crazy Hours, Golf, Gravity and Master Banker. The series also includes multi-complication models like the Tourbillon Minute Repeater and the Worldtimer GMT. Vanguard collection offers timepieces for ladies and gentlemen. Various case sizes are available. For example, the Franck Muller V45 model represents men’s models with large Vanguard cases. V32 and V38 are smaller cases and used for ladies’ watches. The Vanguard Ladies Series offers Classic, Crazy Hours, Moonphase, Skeleton, Heart Skeleton and Golf displays. (3) Long Island Image Source: franckmuller.com The Long Island collection is typically comprised of ladies and gent’s watches with rectangular case. Deriving inspiration from the Art-Deco designs, these timepieces boast rectilinear and arched numerals. The Franck Muller Long Island series includes quartz and mechanical watches with or without date display as well as high-complication models featuring chronograph, perpetual calendar or tourbillon. (4) Crazy Hours Vanguard Crazy Hours V45 CH TT BR VR The Crazy Hours is a signature creation from the luxury watch manufacture. This timepiece can be clearly distinguished from the unorthodox arrangement of numerals on the dial. In this dial configuration, it is impossible to display the correct time with a regular watchmaking movement. So, the Manufacture developed a special mechanical caliber, in which the hour-hand instantly jumps to the corresponding numeral whenever the minute-hand completes its 60-minute journey. The Franck Muller Crazy Hours watch is highly sought-after because of its atypical and playful horological ballet. It is available in Cintrée Curvex, Long Island and Vanguard case versions. (5) Secret Hours Image Source: franckmuller.com Just like the Crazy Hours watch, this Franck Muller masterpiece houses a playful horological mechanism named Secret Hours. This self-winding mechanical watch displays the time only when the owner desire to see it. In normal conditions, both the hour and the minute hands remain at 12 o’clock. Whenever the owner operates a push-button, an ingenious mechanism quickly activates both hands for displaying the exact hours and minutes. The hands then automatically retract to 12 o’clock as the push-piece is released. (6) Casablanca Casablanca 6850CASA Popularly known for its sober refinement and enchanting style, the Franck Muller Casablanca is one of the best-selling classic luxury watches of the modern era. This sporty-elegant automatic timepiece boasts an eternal outlook with its refined case profile and large numeral hour markers. (7) Master Banker Image Source: franckmuller.com This timepiece is dedicated to global businessmen and world travelers. It features three-time zones, and all of them can be precisely adjusted with the same crown. This brilliant functionally is very useful in everyday life of ambitious entrepreneurs. This Franck Muller watch is available in Cintrée Curvex, Long Island and Vanguard case versions. Equipped with an automatic movement, the Master Banker offers a power reserve of 42 hours. Some models feature additional complications like moon phase or tourbillon. (8) Master Square Image Source: franckmuller.com This remarkable series is traditionally comprised of wristwatches featuring Art-Deco inspired square cases. Equipped with self-winding mechanical movements, they boast perfectly harmonized design with elongated Roman numeral hour markers. (9) Skafander Image Source: franckmuller.com Skafander is a distinct water-sports watch from Franck Muller. This sporty and innovative model comes with a modern tonneau-case. Boasting a 100-meter water resistance and equipped with a unidirectional inner-rotating dive bezel, this self-winding wristwatch is suitable for recreational diving activities. (10) Mariner Image Source: franckmuller.com This outstanding series is inspired by the maritime world. These automatic watches feature Cintrée Curvex case design. Their dials boast large Arabic numerals and seafaring symbols like blue wind rose and compass. The Franck Muller Mariner is available in three-hand with date and chronograph versions. (11) Round Image Source: franckmuller.com This collection offers round-shaped wristwatches generously endowed with classic-elegant characteristics. Boasting pure and sober design, these Franck Muller timepieces are available in skeleton and tourbillon versions. Depending upon the model, they feature manual-wound or self-winding movements. (12) Grand Complications Image Source: franckmuller.com In this exclusive segment, the brand offers high-complication timepieces like the Aeternitas Mega, the Revolution 3, the Fast Tourbillon, the Giga Tourbillon, the Tourbillon with Perpetual Calendar, and the Tourbillon Minute Repeater Skeleton.

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