Replica Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 and a couture collection of straps

The Swiss replica Parmigiani Fleurier Haute Horlogerie Manufacture has unveiled a collection of summery straps designed as a couture collection. The look is decidedly pop-art using the finest materials, sensual to the touch, while combining the elegance of the Tonda 1950 with the technicolor appeal of its new straps.

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The palette of colors together with the suppleness and comfort of the leathers and the quality of the stitching has been chosen with consummate care.

On the one hand, chic alligator with scales which vary in size to match the Manufacture’s desired style. On the other, calfskin, smooth or stamped using a process which marks the leather, giving a top quality replica Breitling color print for an on-trend effect.

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One of the straps in the collection sports a pixellated pattern like a butterfly’s wing. On a black background, the strap is partially overlaid with silver, and then flecked with green and a vibrant fuchsia. The metallic hints turn the Tonda 1950 into a pop chic classic.

The summer collection also includes calfskin straps in radiant coral and lime green. For this, the Manufacture selected leathers with a very fine replica Breitling uk grain. The almost silky feel of this velvety strap against the wrist makes it a pleasure to wear every day.

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Finally, the couture collection’s It-strap is made from alligator. The collection is available in khaki – this year’s colour – with large scales for a strong, masculine look, while pink or purple alligator versions offer a very different style, with fine scales and a high-gloss finish to ensure their feminine appeal and are designed to bring out the radiance of any summer tan!

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Ceramic, Carbon and other modern replica watches materials online

You probably remember the first deep scratch on your new wristwatch and how it got there. Getting the first dent in your new car by someone with a shopping cart (likely) or door from another car (most likely) is more or less the same feeling. At first there is this little shock, you touch the dent or scratch to make sure it is really there, followed by the feeling of a little sting in your belly.

Although it might seem that the (mainly) Swiss replica Breitling watches best industry takes it easy when it comes to innovations and relies on the craftsmanship and ‘technology’ of – some times – centuries ago, the search for better materials is on-going.

Carbon Fibre watch case

Especially when it comes to sports watches, watch manufacturers have been trying to use various solutions to create a watchcase that can’t be scratched. An interesting example is the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. Due to the matt-brushed finish on the flat surfaces of the case and bracelet as well as the polished finish on the angles, this watch not only plays beautifully with light, it is unfortunately also a scratch magnet. Every single scratch or dent is a thorn in the eye of the owner in most cases. Therefore Audemars Piguet decided to use their Offshore collection to play with scratch resistant materials like ceramics and carbon. Other big brands like IWC and Hublot also offer carbon, ceramics, and composite solutions for their sports watches.

The appliance of these modern materials often not only changes the characteristics of the case (hardness for example), it also turns the Breitling replica watches for sale into a tougher looking sibling of the stainless steel (or titanium) version. The IWC Pilot Top Gun and Ingenieur Carbon and AMG Black Series are a good example of turning classic stainless steel pieces into something tougher looking. Or what about Omega with the introduction of their Dark Side of the Moon (as well as the Grey Side and White Side)? Turning an icon into a more modern wristwatch that will remain the same forever due to its material characteristics.

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Then of course, there are many variations of materials. Ceramic and gold composites have been trending for a while as well as more common combinations like DLC-treated (Diamond Like Carbon) titanium. They all have their specifics, both in characteristics and aesthetics. Hublot and Panerai are very keen on working with composites for their watches, whereas DLC treatments can be found on watches from Cartier and Linde Werdelin. It has also been applied on watches from many other brands by third parties (Rolex, AP, Patek Philippe, etc.).

Sticking to carbon and ceramics, the most common modern materials used, there are a few pros and cons for either of them:


Pros: Super lightweight, very strong due to the fibers.

Cons: Relatively low surface hardness (scratches)

Watch brands using carbon: Hublot, IWC, Audemars Piguet, Panerai, Linde Werdelin


Pros: Very hard and therefore scratch resistant (especially interesting for bezels and cases)

Cons: Due to the structure, in extreme cases a case can break or split

Watch brands using ceramics: RADO, IWC, Omega, Chanel, Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Longines, Bell & Ross, Hublot, Jaeger-LeCoultre, etc.

As carbon and DLC are still not resistant to scratches, ceramic is a very interesting material for people whose main concern is to keep their watches like new. Your watch will continue to look as when it left the factory. Keep in mind, of course, that if you would like to have your best Panerai replica watches age as nicely as yourself, ceramics won’t join you. Your timekeeping companion will be young forever. It is a matter of taste and preferences.

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Swiss Breitling Replica Watches for Sale,Cheap Replica Breitling Watches UK

As we approach Memorial Day, in which Americans honor the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and other military operators lost in the line of duty, we showcase cheap Rolex replica watches made by various brands especially to honor certain branches of the armed forces and those that support them. Herewith, our six “Tribute to the Military” watches.

IWC Schaffhausen, a watch brand with deep roots in making military-grade pilots’ watches, introduced its Big Pilot’s Watch Top Gun collection in 2007. Created in cooperation with the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School, known widely as “Top Gun,” the collection was expanded in 2012 with the addition of the IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Top Gun Miramar, a distinctly military-styled watch named for, and paying tribute to, the area in California where the Navy’s elite Top Gun pilots receive their training. The Top Gun Miramar (also available in a chronograph version) has a big, 48-mm ceramic case and anthracite dial. The hands and chapter rings are in a camouflage beige color and the military-green textile strap is reminiscent of the fabric webbing belts in an aircraft cockpit.

IWC Big Pilots Watch TOP GUN Miramar

combat unit for which it is named. The watch is engineered to withstand extremely harsh conditions and features on its dial a new form of Super-LumiNova that is particularly visible underwater or in the dark. It also contains an in-house Jaeger-LeCoultre automatic movement intended to provide a high degree of accuracy. Jaeger-LeCoultre solicited the input of actual Navy SEALs in its development of the Swiss Breitling replica watches; some of its features, including the matte black bezel that reduces glare, are a direct result of these consultations. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Diving Automatic Navy SEALs is limited to 1,500 pieces.

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Released in 2013, the Breitling Navitimer 01 Honor Flight Limited Edition is a watch made in tribute to the Honor Flight Network, which flies World War II veterans to the memorial dedicated to their service in Washington, DC. This special version of the Navitimer — an iconic pilots’ watch from a brand with a rich history of producing watches for aviation — has a deep blue dial with the Honor Flight logo just beneath the 12 o’clock position, and a solid steel caseback with an engraved “wreath and bracket” from the World War II memorial in the nation’s capital and the inscription, “Honor Flight — One Last Mission.” The watch, which contains a Breitling chronograph movement, is limited to just 56 pieces, representing the 56 U.S. states and territories that participated in the Second World War.

Breitling Honor Flight Navitimer - Side

The striking skull-and-crossbones dial on the Bell & Ross BR01 Airborne is based on the patches worn by American paratroopers of World War II, who wore it on their uniforms as a defiant symbol of courage in the face of death. The skull on the dial is coated with Super-LumiNova so that it glows in the dark. On June 8, 2009, the 65th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, Bell & Ross introduced the 500-piece limited edition of the BR01 Airborne at a boutique in Paris. The brand has since followed up the original model with a 999-piece limited edition, the Airborne II, with a “phantom black” dial and “rifle barrel” patina finish.

Bell & Ross BR 01 Airborne

While not a military unit per se, the cryptologists at Britain’s Bletchley Park played a crucial role in the Allied war effort with their deciphering of the Enigma and Lorenz codes used by Nazi Germany (as those who’ve seen the Oscar-nominated film, The Imitation Game, may already be aware). The Bremont Codebreaker pays tribute to these often unsung heroes of WWII by incorporating actual historical materials from Bletchley Park and its codebreaking machines into the watch. Limited to only 240 pieces in stainless steel and 50 in rose gold, the Bremont Codebreaker features pieces of the actual German Enigma machine in the winding rotor of its automatic movement and fragments of the punch cards used in the decryption machines embedded in the case middle (to spell out the watch’s serial number). Additionally, a piece of the floorboard from the actual Bletchley Park building where the codes were broken (thus shortening the war by probably two years and saving countless lives) has been incorporated into the watch’s crown.

Bremont Codebreaker - front, with Enigma rotors

U.S.-based Kobold takes pride in the fact that many of its cheap Breitling replica watches uk are made in America, several with military usage in mind. The company worked with Navy SEALs to create the Kobold Phantom Black Ops Chronograph, whose black-DLC-coated, 41-mm steel case is made in the U.S.A. and contains a solid ETA 7750 chronograph movement. The rugged “stealth” timepiece also features a bidirectional rotating bezel, a domed, nonreflective sapphire crystal, a screw-locked crown, and green-tinted luminous hands and hour markers that would pair well with a set of night-vision goggles. The price is $4,150, but if you’re a SEAL or other armed service member, says Kobold, you will be offered a “healthy discount.”

Reviewing the Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph

A few years ago, Patek Philippe introduced a new Ref. 5980/1A with a white dial (for laymen: that’s the Nautilus Chronograph). We at Monochrome IWC replica watches were a bit surprised to discover, at Baselworld 2014, that Patek had already discontinued the steel 5980/1A model  and replaced it with a steel Nautilus Chronograph with a second time zone, like the one in the Aquanaut Travel Time Ref. 5164.

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That means that the 5980/1A-019 (the white-dial Nautilus Chrono) will have been in production for only two years. Since we’re talking about Patek here, productions numbers are rather low, and this reference is now a very rare bird which we expect to become very collectible. Although the other steel 5980/1A models are not as rare (but super-rare compared to a Rolex Submariner, for instance), we would not be surprised to see their prices climb now that the demand can no longer be fulfilled at Patek boutiques but only on the secondary market. But now, let’s take a look at the newbie in the Nautilus family, whose additional second-time-zone function works just like the one in the aforementioned Patek Philippe Aquanaut Travel Time.

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On the dial, we see the chronograph register at 6 o’clock, and, similar to that on the Aquanaut Travel Time, it features a pointer-date, now positioned on the upper part of the dial. The date indication is connected to the local time, which is your travel destination. When traveling, it can be adjusted both forward and backward, to follow the date of the time zone where you are. To the left and right on the dial are two small apertures, which indicate day and night in both the local time zone and the home time zone. The chronograph pushers – to start, stop and reset to zero – are located on the left-hand side of the case, just like on the Nautilus Chronograph Ref. 5980/1A. Where the old 5980/1A had a 60-minute and 12-hour register for measuring elapsed time, the new ref. 5990/1A has just one 60-minute counter. While you won’t be able to measure how long that intercontinental flight took anymore, the new subdial is cleaner and easier to read. And with the additional pointer-date register, that’s a good thing.

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On the left-hand side of the case are two pushers for changing the local time zone when you’re traveling. Design-wise, Patek Philippe did very well here, because these pushers look like the typical “ears” of the Nautilus case. However, adding them forced Patek to change the model’s typical two-part case for a more traditional three-part case. Although the entire case construction has changed, the diameter is still 40.5 mm and the case is still water-resistant to 120 meters. Also the overall case thickness is not much greater (the official data is not provided) than the 5980’s thickness of 12.6 mm. When we saw the first images, we “feared” the cheap Breitling replica watches would be too thick and too busy on the dial. After trying it on the wrist, we’re convinced that our fears were groundless.

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The movement of the Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph, Caliber 28-520 C FUS, starts with the same base caliber as its predecessor; however, now it has an additional module for the two time zones (called “FUS”) — again, the same module used in the Aquanaut Travel Time. The retail price in Swiss Francs is CHF 47,000 (about $57,300), just a few thousand more than the steel Ref. 5980/1A. That’s still a lot of money, but we’re glad that Patek didn’t set the price even higher. Despite the fact that the Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph is a great addition to the Nautilus collection, I will miss the 5980/1A, because of its sportier look. I still consider the 5980/1A to be the Magnum Opus of luxury sports Breitling replica watches.