Archive of August 2016

Limited Edition Watch Series:Sinn Model 1800 S Damaszener 100-Piece Replica

We have grown to like - well, love - Sinn for their consistently high quality, very technical replica watches like the EZM 10 (reviewed here) or the T1 and T2 Dive replica watches. With the Sinn Model 1800 S Damaszener Replica, the brand further strengthens its dressier line of replica watches, while also adding a twist to it all with the use of damascus steel for the case, case back, and dial.

Damascus steel (or Damaszener Stahl in German), is a material seldom encountered in wrist High Quality Replica Watches – and yet, not unsurprisingly, Sinn still couldn't resist adding a twist to it nevertheless. For the Sinn Model 1800 S Damaszener, both the central, largest part of the case as well as the dial have been cut from the same complete block of steel, rather than from separate pieces. This was done to allow the unique light-dark-light pattern of damascus steel to seamlessly flow throughout the case and the dial. The dial also features thirteen applied indices which, along with the long, lumed hour and minute hands, should provide ample legibility despite the complex and unique backdrop.

Damascus steel has traditionally been used in the making of swords, knives, and blades and is a forge-welded combination of at least two different types of steel, one softer and one harder – to create a new material that, theoretically, combines the favorable properties of both. The manufacturing process is rather complicated, as one would imagine, but what is actually relevant when it comes to the material's use in wristreplica watches is the fact that the steels are dissolved to varying extents by acid to form the typical light and dark nuances.

The problem this creates is related to corrosion, and the material has to be treated so that it is resistant to the elements – presumably the "patina" of damascus steel is not as desirable as that of bronze. Sinn Mens Replica uses a so-called Tegiment Technology along with additional "Black Hard Coating," to provide protection against corrosion and also to better highlight the patterns of the steel.

Sinn Model 1800 S Damaszener 100-Piece Limited Edition replica watch In Damascus Steel replica watch Releases Sinn Model 1800 S Damaszener 100-Piece Limited Edition replica watch In Damascus Steel replica watch Releases

The case itself is 43 millimeters wide, boasts 100-meter water resistance, and even the caseback – where the individual 100 piece limited edition number is visible – is in damascus steel as well. Behind it is the ETA 2892-A2 automatic caliber – that reliable workhorse movement running at 4 Hertz for around two days, and that hardly needs any introduction at this point.

Detailed Review With The Victorinox Swiss Army INOX Cybertool Smart Replica Watch

Debuted today at the MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2016 trade show, Victorinox Swiss Army officially gets into the smartreplica watch game with a clever "smart accessory" that clips on to a traditional timepiece. Produced in collaboration with hardware maker Acer, the I.N.O.X. (INOX) Cybertool is a connected device that clips on top of the case of any Victorinox Swiss Army INOX wrist replica watch. This allows the wearer of any INOX replica watch to have a smart replica watch when they want and a more traditional sport replica watch when they don't.

The Victorinox Swiss Army INOX Cybertool is just one of a host of interesting tactics traditional replica watch makers have used in order to not only connect themselves with the still fresh smart wearables market, but also to offer consumers more ways of incorporating connected wearable technology into their lives.

Victorinox Swiss Army Replica and Acer take a slightly different approach by having a doughnut-style wearable "ring" accessory which clips onto the replica watch allowing for the user to still see the original replica watch dial. Rather than looking like an Alien "facehugger," the Victorinox Swiss Army INOX Cybertool simply adds a thicker bezel to the replica watch rather than replacing the entire viewing experience. This hasn't been done yet until now, and I think the approach will make sense for a lot of users. The Victorinox Swiss Army INOX Cybertool is among a host of accessories, straps, and other options Victorinox Swiss Army has design for this popular replica watch collection.

aBlogtoreplica watch originally reviewed the Victorinox Swiss Army INOX replica watch here. Last year Victorinox Swiss Army came out with additional versions of the INOX including a steel bracelet and Naimakka-branded parachord strap. For those who aren't familiar with the Victorinox Swiss Army INOX replica watch collection, it one of the brand's more premium Swiss quartz movement-based collections made notable by the brand's intense promises of durability and longevity. Victorinox Swiss Army even developed a host of durability tests that the INOX collection of replica watches was designed to survive.

It isn't clear whether or not the Victorinox Swiss Army INOX Cybertool will be sold together with INOX replica watches, but it should be available as a separate purchase. Those more familiar with the Victorinox Swiss Army brand will know that the company has used the "Cybertool" name in the past to describe a range of their pocket knives which offered screwdriver sets and are stylized by the use of semi-transparent versus opaque red plastic bodies. It is probably going to be a bit confusing to some customers because of the repeated use of the Cybertool name, and that hopefully isn't too big of a deal for Victorinox Swiss Army.

The Victorinox Swiss Army INOX Cybrertool itself has a rear and front segment which together encase the steel INOX replica watch case. Weighing just 24 grams, the Victorinox Swiss Army INOX Cybertool is made from high density TPU (thermo-plastic Polyurethane) in either black or blue colors. Over the crescent-shaped screen is Corning's Gorilla Glass 3 material. The screen itself takes up relatively little room on the Cybertool, but there are a few additional indicator lights to the right of the screen which are used for call, message, and calendar notifications. In terms of size the Victorinox Swiss Army INOX Cybertool case is 52mm wide, by 21.9mm thick, and 53.1mm tall. This isn't exactly small and will add appreciable width and height to the size of the standard INOX replica watch.

Functionally, Acer and Victorinox Swiss Army have developed the INOX Cybertool as a more sporty/outdoors device although its IPX7 water resistance rating - similar to the Apple replica watch - means it is splash-proof and can likely handle being briefly submerged in less than one meter of water. In addition to basic connected smart wearable functions such as call and message notifications, the monochromatic ring display offers multiple time zone displays, chronograph and stopreplica watch functionality, and connections to various activity monitors. The device itself comes with a built-in accelerometer for features such as step and calorie counting, while the device also makes use of your smartphone's GPS receiver.

Using traditional pushers rather than a touchscreen (probably a good idea), one of the unique uses of GPS in the Victorinox Swiss Army INOX Cybertool is a "Help" feature which is activated when two pushers are pressed at the same time. This then sends your GPS coordinates to a pre-specificed contact. It sounds like a useful emergency feature, but it also sounds like it also requires you to be in mobile service range, so it isn't going to be a proper emergency tool for use in remote situations. Think of it as a quick "come help me" tool. Probably more useful for urban or wilderness adventures is a "find my phone" feature that activates your phone's ringtone even if it is in silent mode, as well as an LED backlight that is designed to shine some light on the replica watch dial to help you read the time in the dark.

With a 60mAh-rated battery, Victorinox Swiss Army promises about a week of battery life. This sounds decent, and what I like is that if the Victorinox Swiss Army INOX Cybertool battery dies, you can just take it off and still use the replica watch as normal rather than wear a dead device on your wrist.

The Victorinox Swiss Army INOX Cybertool of course comes with its own corresponding smartphone app, which will be available for both iPhone and Android phone platforms. Victorinox Swiss Army is really focused on offering what it feels are the most important "smart" functions in a device that doesn't leave your traditional replica watch useless, while at the same time offering the consumer a choice of when they do and don't want the additional smartreplica watch-style functions. We are experiencing a unique time in a still new industry where consumer use preferences are fluid and still being determined by companies trying to crack the "smartreplica watch nut."

Hands-on With Zenith El Primero Chronomaster 1969 Cohiba Mens Replica

One, the most famous post-revolution Cuban cigar, debuted in 1966; the other, one of the most distinguished Swiss chronograph calibers, originally introduced in 1969. Now, in 2016, they come together as the limited Zenith El Primero Chronomaster 1969 Cohiba Replica Edition.

First things first, though: Fine hand-rolled cigars paired with High Quality Replica Watches are, of course, nothing new. In The Cigar Report, a quarterly periodical I once edited, I wrote a series of pieces entitled “replica watch in a Box,” the box in question being a cigar box or humidor. The magazine itself was murdered by the 2008 financial crisis, but “replica watch in a Box” could have lived, theoretically, pretty much forever.

Second, this isn’t even the first Cohiba cigar replica watch — about which, more in a moment. But with the fiftieth anniversary of the most iconic post-revolution Cuban cigar brand at hand, Zenith (which has been busy in the vintage motorsports world of late) has very much made the right move here.

A little history: Cigars and wristreplica watches have been sold side by side since 1932. That was the year Alfred Dunhill Ltd. patented its first wristreplica watch (Dunhill pocket replica watches debuted in 1903; replica watches and clocks set into cigar and pipe lighters came right after). Dunhill, now a Richemont company, was far more a gentleman’s tobacconist up through the 2000s than the modern English men’s fashion house it has become over the last handful of years.

Then, there was Cuervo y Sobrinos. What Cartier was to Paris, Bulgari to Rome, and Tiffany & Co. to New York, Cuervo y Sobrinos was to (pre-Castro) Havana. As the city’s top purveyor of jewelry and timepieces — Churchill, Hemingway, and Clark Gable were clients — CyS worked with a number of Swiss replica watchmakers (Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Universal Genève among them) that produced both double-signature and private-label timepieces. It was located in Havana’s Old Town, and as such, corporate real fábrica de tabacos clients commissioned countless custom-dial replica watches with logos such as the classic Partagas script to be given as executive and retirement gifts. Vintage Cuervo y Sobrinos, mostly from the 1950s, pop up often on auction sites. Today, the modern incarnation of CyS names its models after cigar vitolas (the unique cigar measures that combine length, girth, and shape), and most of them come in a humidor, not just any old box.

Show You The TAG Heuer Aquaracer Lady Full Ceramic Mens Replica

Action has always spoken louder than words, so it was good to see the Swiss TAG Heuer replica enclosure at Baselworld this year packed with replica watches that delivered on CEO Jean-Claude Biver’s message about embracing more disruptive, avant grade design. Happily, that walking-of-the-walk extends right across the gender divide, and one example that caught our roving eye is the Aquaracer Lady Full Ceramic.
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Replica Lady Full Ceramic in black and rose gold

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Replica
Lady Full Ceramic in black and rose gold

This is the brand’s first foray into all-ceramic replica watches, and the wait was worth it. At 35mm, this is bigger and bolder than previous women’s Aquaracers, complete with luminous markers on the indices and hands, and the usual anti-reflective coating on the crystal. Throw in the fact it’s water resistant to 300m and that ceramic is less than half the weight of steel as well as super scratch-resistant, and it’s clear this is a convincing athletic piece.

But it’s more than that. With elements like the contrasting bezel on the black and rose gold version, and the optional ring of ice on the bezel tip, the balance tips neatly into the realm of sports-luxe. Which is a very contemporary place to be – after all, these days pushing boundaries and defying categorisation are what it’s all about. And if you ask us, no one does that better than Ms Cara Delevingne – lion lover, catwalk model and tomboy. (Oh, and TAG Heuer ambassador. Excellent choice, Mr Biver.)

A Elegant Timepiece Of Claude Meylan Légende 88 Replica

Claude Meylan Mens Replica has entered the Légende 88 timepiece in the Calendar category of the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève 2016. The High Quality Replica Watches comes in a 18 carat rose gold case, measuring 40 mm in diameter, and closed by a sapphire crystal on its back. Featuring pure and timeless curves, it is water resistant to 30 m.

The day and month are revealed in two centred windows, at 12 o'clock. At 6 o'clock, an enlarged open sky indicates the moon phase while a slender hand tipped with a red crescent indicates the date. In addition, the chronograph functions remains visible through counters of their own on the sober and elegant dial, dressed in a natural white mother of pearl.

The Légende 88 bridges the ancient solar calendars and futuristic connected items thanks to its original vintage Valjoux 88 calibre, a self-winding mechanical movement offering a 42-hour power reserve. It powers the hours, minutes, seconds, day, date, month, moon phase and chronograph functions and features hand made engraving and cutting.

The timepiece is fitted with a hand stitched alligator strap, with square scales and a gold pin buckle.