A better Annotation on Rolex Submariner Watches

The gold watch is very expensive so that ordinary people cannot afford. Rolex Submariner has launched the “gold watch”, let the petty-bourgeois who have not enough money also can be a nouveau richening. Many famous series of Rolex, the Rolex submariner can be considered as the Rolex’s “best”.

The first component of the watch is that it is made for waterproof. Back in 1926 Rolex made the world’s first waterproof watch, the Oyster model. Now they use this technology in all of their models and continue to develop it to withstand even more extreme conditions, depths and temperatures of water.

What is the important element on Swiss Replica Rolex? The perpetual rotor is a vital element in the Rolex. It is a mechanical device which fits inside the watch and which utilizes the wearer’s actions to create and transmit energy in to the mainspring. This maintains the tension in the timepiece, ensuring the continued functionality of the watch. The movement of the watch is contained in what Rolex call the oyster case. This is formed from a single block of metal and is similar to a miniature safe as it is virtually impenetrable. The oyster case is covered by the case back. This is screwed on to the oyster case using a special locking device to ensure that it is watertight and will not work itself loose.

The Crown is useful for winding the watch, embossed with the Rolex crown, fits snugly on to the watch and creates a seal around itself similar to that of a submarine hatch. This technology prevents water and dust from entering the watch and so helps to maintain the long life of it.

All of Rolex’s watches are made from only the highest quality materials. Whether that is metal or precious stone, it is guaranteed to have passed the intense testing to ensure the quality is to the standards Rolex will accept. Before the watch is tested by Rolex for its quality levels it is sent to the COSC, where it is studied, examined and tested for 15 days and nights to check that it can receive their seal of approval. They are looking primarily to ensure the watch will maintain reliability under the most extreme of conditions.

Finally, the penultimate component of the Rolex watch is the Officially Certified Superlative Chronometer. This is the self-winding movement used solely by Rolex for their watches and it takes over a year to construct each one. These elements all combine to create a watch which is to an exceptionally high standard, both in terms of the quality of its mechanisms and design levels. Only then are Rolex satisfied that it can be sold with their name on it.

Top 10 Elegant Dress Watches for Men

Top 10 Elegant Dress Watches for Men

Top 10 Elegant Dress Watches for Men ABTW Editors' Lists

The aBlogtoWatch team has made dressing up that much easier (and costlier) with our list of the top 10 elegant dress watches. In life, we usually avoid complications, in a dress watch as well, the less the better, a simple uncluttered dial is one of the timeless qualities that a dress watch should fulfill. The focus should ideally be on the essence of a watch. The time in hours and minutes, and little if anything more. Some of the best examples even avoid seconds hands.

A good men’s dress watch also needs to be discreet enough to not distract from your attire – and preferably, sometimes on a leather strap that matches your belt and shoes. Slenderness (thickness of the case) is another virtue in a classic dress watch, being of a diminutive height so that it slides easily under a shirt cuff and gives a subtle wrist presence.

While a dress watch that uses stainless steel is fine, wearing one gives you a good opportunity to have some precious metal on your wrist and to add a further touch of class, a fine mechanical movement is a good choice, especially since this will also add value to a style of watch that is typically an heirloom.

Top 10 Elegant Dress Watches for Men ABTW Editors' Lists

Cartier Tank

Created in 1917 and first offered for sale in 1922, the Cartier Tank is an iconic dress watch that since its inception, has been endlessly imitated.

Legend has it that the design of the Tank was inspired by aerial photographs of Renault FT-17 tanks when Louis Cartier saw them in his daily newspaper and the first model produced was a gift for General John J. Pershing as a token of France’s appreciation for his help in ending World War I.

Before the Cartier Tank, most wristwatches were little more than modified pocket watches for the wrist, the Tank was the first to really be conceived with comfort and style in mind.

One the most enduringly popular watch designs, its popularity is in no small part due to its distinctly refined Art deco aesthetic, something which has been present in all of its 250 plus model variations.

Over time, this classic watch has graced many a famous wrist including actors, politicians and royalty. Notably John F. Kennedy wore his Tank throughout most of his term in office and that Cary Grant, an actor noted for his sartorial elegance, chose the Tank, also says something for its design.

Currently, it’s offered in five models: the Francaise, Americaine, Anglaise, Solo and Louis Cartier. The ultra-thin Louis Cartier model offers their greatest display of craftsmanship. Originally released in 1922, it is now offered with quartz, automatic or manual movements. Prices start from as little as $2,000 for Quartz versions. cartier.com

Top 10 Elegant Dress Watches for Men ABTW Editors' Lists

Chopard L.U.C XP

The L.U.C XP model from Chopard won the top prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve in the category of ‘ultra-thin watches’ when it was launched in 2006. Being a very slender 6.8mm thick, it is powered by a just over 3mm thick Chopard L.U.C. automatic movement.

The LUC XP movement is the completely in-house calibre L.U.C 96.17-L, exhibiting a handsome blend of Cotes de Genève and circular graining. The movement benefits from Chopard’s Twin Technology, where two stacked mainspring barrels result in a power reserve of 65 hours – about 50% more than what is common, and even more noteworthy when you consider the thinness of the movement.

A handsome, timeless design, the XP has a black dial with a slight sheen to it, adding a greater sense of opacity and richness and the well proportioned Arabic numbers in white gold are nicely complimented by the dauphine hands. At 39.5mm wide, the XP is a modern sized dress watch with a versatile contemporary look suiting both formal and less formal occasions. Priced at $15,350. chopard.com

Top 10 Elegant Dress Watches for Men ABTW Editors' Lists

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945

Girard-Perregaux is one of the least publicly known Swiss watch manufacturers. However, their history reveals some interesting models such as the first with a high-frequency movement in 1957. It is precisely their past that is the basis for the Vintage 1945 model launched in 1995 as a tribute to the original Art deco model and now one of the icons of the brand.

Taking the original design as its inspiration, the updated model shares many of its design features including the Art deco lugs and ergonomically curved case, but now in a larger more modern size, making the watch a nice blend of the classical and contemporary. The profile of the case was also redesigned in 2009 to give it a spherical form and to discreetly integrate the crown into the case. The dial features dual curves and is embellished by elegant Dauphine-style hands and a subsidiary seconds dial.

Available in pink gold and steel, the Vintage 1945 is a nice example of an Art deco style dress watch that captures the characteristic style and looks of the era and simultaneously presents a vision of the past while still being contemporary.The pink gold version pictured retails for about $20,000. girard-perregaux.ch

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Grand Seiko

The high-end watch line Grand Seiko was for decades only available in Japan. But, in 2010 they started to ship certain models overseas for the first time. Built to exacting standards by Seiko’s most skilled watchmakers, this line has a a rich history of excellence.

Seiko has had for a long time, a preoccupation with accuracy in their watches, being pioneers in quartz, atomic and Spring Drive movements and having in-house testing even more stringent than Swiss COSC Chronometer certification. This model uses a Hi-Beat movement and accuracy is the focal point of this dress watch rather than slenderness.

Releasing their first Hi-Beat movement in 1968, Seiko has had plenty of time to perfect this type of movement, one that few brands attempt due to the difficulty involved. This model SBGH022 features a movement beating at 36,000bph and a high level of accuracy as a result. The embodiment of great Japanese craftsmanship and engineering virtuosity, this Grand Seiko dress watch has a superior level of detailing and polishing combined with performance and discretion. This is a watch you don’t wear to get noticed – except by serious watch aficionados-  but a dress watch you wear for your own satisfaction. It’s presented in a 40.2mm diameter, 13mm thick rose gold case and has a 37 jewel movement with a power reserve of 55 hours. This model SBGH022 retails for around $22,000 in gold. grand-seiko.com

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control

Inspired by their classical models from the 1950’s and named after a merciless series of tests, the Master Control was introduced in 1992. Despite the model’s nostalgic heritage it represented an innovation in the area of watch chronometry. Wanting to go beyond the standards of the day, Jaeger-LeCoultre devised a six week series of tests called  “1000 Hours Control” aimed at achieving this. Only after passing these rigorous tests did the watch receive the signature of the master-inspector inside the watch case and a gold seal bearing the individual test number.

A sunburst silver-toned dial featuring numbers at three of the dial’s four cardinal points is complimented by Dauphine hands indicating the hours and minutes with a baton-type seconds hand. Inside the 39mm case is the in-house caliber 899 automatic movement featuring a 43 hour power reserve and utilizing new technologies such as ceramic ball bearings and with its 22K gold rotor visible through the sapphire case back. The Master Control is a dress watch that represents great value and is also suitable for semi-formal, and sometimes casual occasions. Prices for the stainless steel version start at $4,000. jaeger-lecoultre.com

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Jack Mason JM-D103 Automatic Dive Watch

Jack Mason JM-D103 Automatic Dive Watch

Jack Mason JM-D103 Automatic Dive Watch Watch Releases

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Jack Mason watches was founded in Dallas, Texas, by a pair of friends who shared a passion for making a best-in-class product. With over 25 years of combined experience in the retail industry, the duo decided to finally take the leap and establish their own brand. In 2013, Jack Mason was launched with a collection of watches and leather goods that combined classic Americana influences with contemporary design. While the brand continues to evolve, the mission to bridge the divide between thoughtful design and attainable goods remains. As a part of that mission we bring you our first Kickstarter limited edition: the JM-D103.

Jack Mason JM-D103 Automatic Dive Watch Watch Releases

Jack Mason JM-D103 Automatic Dive Watch Watch Releases

Our diver is the last missing pillar in our catalog and if you talk to most any self-professed “watch nerds,” chances are they own a dive watch or have one on their list of future purchases. So it wasn’t a surprise when our fans began requesting a diver, and that’s what we sought to make. The Jack Mason JM-D103 started as a passion project, became an experiment in design language, and resulted in what you see here. A robust, sea-ready watch with rugged good looks; all with a price tag too good not to just add it to your wish list.

Jack Mason JM-D103 Automatic Dive Watch Watch Releases

Jack Mason JM-D103 Automatic Dive Watch Watch Releases

The Jack Mason JM-D103 combines the Jack Mason DNA we’ve built up over the past year with all the rich heritage of the divers that came before us. The greats earned their titles for a reason, and we’d be foolish not to follow their lead. Our diver is built to keep up with the best divers under the water and styled to tackle your desk dives and your black-tie life back on shore.

Jack Mason JM-D103 Automatic Dive Watch Watch Releases

The watch is all stainless steel and water resistant to 30ATM with a screw down crown. We’re offering 2 attachments for Kickstarter: our 5-row solid stainless steel bracelet and our rubber strap. The glossy dial features a high-visibility index set filled with Super-LumiNova for low light reading at a glance. The dial is covered by a sapphire crystal and complemented with a uni-directional ceramic bezel. We’ve even considered the details you forgot to think about: We engineered the watch to have a 5 ATM water resistance with the crown unscrewed. No unfortunate accidents here. Need to go from beach side to board room? The rubber strap has our standard quick release pins to make switching straps easy and fast. The Japanese Miyota 821A is one of the most well-known and dependable Japanese automatic movements in the industry, keeping you on time day in and day out with no need to change any batteries or plug it in.

Jack Mason JM-D103 Automatic Dive Watch Watch Releases

Jack Mason JM-D103 Automatic Dive Watch Watch Releases

We believe anything worth doing is worth doing right; so, when we created the Jack Mason JM-D103 we knew it had to be put to the test. We had our friends Lia Barrett and Jeffrey Honda (both amazing underwater photographers) take the JM-D103 through the paces off the coast of the Hawaiian and Cayman Islands. The results speak for themselves.

Jack Mason JM-D103 Automatic Dive Watch Watch Releases

Jack Mason JM-D103 Automatic Dive Watch Watch Releases

Right now, you have a chance to own part of the very limited run of Jack Mason JM-D103 watches at a fraction of the eventual cost. Our projected retail on a watch with this much packed in is $545 on strap and $595 on bracelet; our remaining reward levels start at over 50% off this price. We don’t plan on making any more than we need to for the Kickstarter, so if you’re interested I encourage you to check out our campaign on Kickstarter today!

Rolex Watches: Reviews on the Rolex Air-king New Watch

When mentioning Rolex Air – king, we believe that many old fans can tell us a story about it that wins universal praise. This aviation product that once paid tribute to the pilot, after the silence for many years, now return again. Unlike those Air King watches in the past, this time, the size of the branded new Rolex Air – king watch has been increased to 40 mm, and the watch movement used the rolex top observatory attestation of type 3131 automatic winding movement, when compared with the old Rolex Air-king watches, both in design and performance, the branded new one has improved greatly.

The branded new Rolex Air – king wrist watch case is 40 mm in diameter, and it is made with 904 l steel material. Black dial is full of individual character, on the position of 3, 6 and 9 o ‘clock there marked extra-large digits, minute scales are conspicuously prominent, so that you can clearly read the time when sailing.

The words of Air-king on the watch dial are applying the typeface that was specially designed for the original watch in the 50s of last century.

The new Air – king rolex watch reflected the unique relations between the rolex replicas swiss made and the aviation industry in the 1930 s. In the golden age of aviation, aircraft performance is changed day by day quickly, and the route is expanded continuously, long-haul flights are also introduced

Air – king wrist watch is equipped with the 904 l steel solid link oyster strap, and also equipped with folding oyster buckle, buckle is installed the easy adjustable link. This rolex patent extension device design is every excellent, as you can easily extend the watch strap by about 5 mm, so as to feel it comfortable in any cases.

For the reason that the Rolex Air-king is so hot, importantly because Rolex used the classic collocation of the golden crown and the green logo for the first time.