Archive of April 2018

Take A Look At The IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Men's Replica Watches

IWC has released the IWC Pilot’s replica watch Chronograph Online Boutique Edition. IWC began selling replica watches directly on their online store back in 2017, and this release is no doubt an attempt to draw traffic to their online store. Available exclusively through IWC's online store, the Pilot replica watch Chronograph is a clear descendant of IWC’s classic aviation replica watches.

The Pilot’s replica watch Chronograph features a steel case that clocks in at a diameter of 43mm and a height of 15.3mm. Since this is a pretty standard dimension across most pilot chronographs, I imagine it will wear quite well on the wrist. Beating inside the replica watch is the IWC Caliber 79230, an automatic chronograph movement based on the ETA 7750, with a 44 hour power reserve, 25 jewels, and a frequency of 28,800 bph. On the dial are 3 registers displaying the running seconds, elapsed minutes tracked by the chronograph, and elapsed hours tracked by the chronograph.

In addition, the movement provides the wearer with both the day and date. The sub-registers are displayed in the usual style found on replica watches powered by a 7750 based movement, and it works really well here. Some also might bemoan the use of the day-date function, but I really dig it here—something about it meshes nicely with the dial's aesthetic, and I greatly appreciate the functionality of the day-date complication. In classic IWC pilot replica watch fashion, the movement is encased in an iron cage to protect the movement from magnetization, and as a result, the caseback is solid. The replica watch is water resistant to 60 meters, and as is expected at this price point, has a sapphire crystal.

In my opinion, the dial of the Pilot’s replica watch Chronograph is really stunning. Based on the “Fliegerchronograph” that IWC produced over 20 years ago, the dial's clean design is very reminiscent of pure tool replica watches. The white markers provide a nice contrast with the black dial, and the hands and lume plots at 12, 3, 6, and 9 are painted with beige faux-patina style lume. Faux-patina lume can sometimes be overdone, but it works well with the vintage style of this design. The squared-off hour hand and slightly pointed minute hand are similar to those found on older IWC fliegers, like the Mark 11, which I think is a good choice for this replica watch. Additionally, the subdials have a nice subtle radial texturing that provides a nice visual element to break up an otherwise smooth dial design.

Packaged with the replica watch is its only strap: a green textile/NATO strap, and my feelings about this decision are a bit conflicted. The replica watch does look quite good on the strap in photos, and I’m sure the IWC NATO is high quality, but as someone who already owns a ton of NATO straps that I could easily put on any replica watch, I wish that IWC had chosen to include a nice leather strap as well. Finding a well-made leather strap that matches a specific replica watch can be difficult, while there are a variety of high quality NATO straps out there that individuals could source themselves. At this price point, IWC could have done a bit more in the strap department.

IWC has released the Pilot’s replica watch Chronograph on their online store, where it will exclusively remain until October of 2018. I think this is a clever way to increase IWC's online presence with people who were either previously unaware or simply didn't care. By releasing an enticing replica watch that isn’t just a simple limited edition, IWC has a good chance at attracting some new online customers. And as a Mark XVIII owner, I just love IWC's pilot replica watch designs. The clean dial design, classic hands, and vintage atmosphere of this replica watch check a lot of boxes for me, and I’m sure that IWC will attract a large audience with this one, both to their online store and when it eventually hits brick-and-mortar shops.

On the Wrist: Hublot Big Bang UNICO Red Magic Ceramic Men's Replica Watches

Red ceramic is here thanks to Hublot and its materials workshop. At Baselworld 2018 Swiss Hublot will debut the first red ceramic-cased replica watch in the reference 411.CF.8513.RX Hublot Big Bang UNICO Red Magic as a limited edition of 500 pieces. In all black and red, the Big Bang UNICO Red Magic will feature a red ceramic bezel and case. What's the big deal you ask? It is all in the color.

As a piece unique for the Only replica watch charity auction, Hublot did release a replica watch with a red ceramic bezel – that we believe was produced using the same process as the Hublot Big Bang UNICO Red Magic Replica. What's so special about red? It isn't red per se but rather that ceramic is a material that simply doesn't like to be made in all colors. Black and white ceramic in replica watches is no problem. Blue and brown ceramic tones have become increasingly popular. Red, however, has been a color that was simply too light to look good and in traditional ceramic case-baking processes, ends up mostly blotchy and discolored. What did Hublot do in order to make a red ceramic material? Experiment a lot it appears. Hublot men's replica has a materials lab in Switzerland where a variety of interesting stuff has come, such as Magic Gold (a gold alloy mixed with ceramic). Red Magic ceramic is said to be about 300 vickers harder than most standard zirconium dioxide ceramic materials and then there is that perfect, uniform, cherry red color. Many people are immediately thinking of Rolex right now, and the red & blue "Pepsi bezel" GMT-Master II replica watch. First of all, that bezel is half blue and half red, being overall much smaller in size. Also, the red color on the Rolex is nice, but darker in color than the bright Big Bang UNICO Red Magic. Even Rolex has issues producing a half-red ceramic bezel, which is why (for now) they only use it on one 18k white gold replica watch model.

Hublot says that their red-colored ceramic produced by Hublot Research & Development is patented and produced in-house. As I said, in addition to the bright red color, they claim that it is even more scratch-resistant than other ceramic materials. Hublot is a major fan of ceramic, having a larger percentage of its total production include ceramic parts even if it is just a bezel. It therefore makes sense that Hublot is pushing forward in developing new ways to render ceramic both increasingly fashionable and exciting as a luxury replica watch material.

Ceramic parts are first formed and then baked to harden. After they are baked they are machined to shape and then polished. One of the traditional problems with non-dark or non-pigment-free (white) ceramic is that the heat during the baking process ruins the pigments. Hublot claims that their patented process for making Red Magic ceramic uses a combination of both high-pressure and heat during the sintering process. More so, Hublot claims the process works for more colors than just red, so expect to possibly see a Big Bang Magic Blue, Magic Yellow, Magic Orange, and other colorful ceramic replica watch models in the near future.

The Hublot Big Bang UNICO Red Magic comes in a red ceramic case that is 45mm wide and 15.4mm thick with 100m of water resistance. The dial is given a black and red treatment with very legible matte red handset and hour markers. It's a rather masculine and aggressive design, but not without its elegance. Even though this a cool design, I think in the future Hublot can make a red ceramic replica watch with even more of the overall color palette being red. Attached to the case is a quick-removable black and red rubber strap.

Powering the Big Bang Red Magic is the Hublot UNICO caliber HUB 1242 automatic chronograph movement. It operates at 4Hz with 72 hours of power reserve and is increasingly known as a durable movement that also happens to look modern (yet very "horological"). In addition to red ceramic and black resin parts in the case, Hublot uses titanium for things like bezel screws and the strap deployant. I look forward to seeing the precise hue of Red Magic ceramic in person at Baselworld 2018.

On the Wrist: Hublot Big Bang UNICO Red Magic Ceramic Men's Replica Watches

Red ceramic is here thanks to Hublot and its materials workshop. At Baselworld 2018 Swiss Hublot will debut the first red ceramic-cased replica watch in the reference 411.CF.8513.RX Hublot Big Bang UNICO Red Magic as a limited edition of 500 pieces. In all black and red, the Big Bang UNICO Red Magic will feature a red ceramic bezel and case. What's the big deal you ask? It is all in the color.

As a piece unique for the Only replica watch charity auction, Hublot did release a replica watch with a red ceramic bezel – that we believe was produced using the same process as the Hublot Big Bang UNICO Red Magic Replica. What's so special about red? It isn't red per se but rather that ceramic is a material that simply doesn't like to be made in all colors. Black and white ceramic in replica watches is no problem. Blue and brown ceramic tones have become increasingly popular. Red, however, has been a color that was simply too light to look good and in traditional ceramic case-baking processes, ends up mostly blotchy and discolored. What did Hublot do in order to make a red ceramic material? Experiment a lot it appears. Hublot men's replica has a materials lab in Switzerland where a variety of interesting stuff has come, such as Magic Gold (a gold alloy mixed with ceramic). Red Magic ceramic is said to be about 300 vickers harder than most standard zirconium dioxide ceramic materials and then there is that perfect, uniform, cherry red color. Many people are immediately thinking of Rolex right now, and the red & blue "Pepsi bezel" GMT-Master II replica watch. First of all, that bezel is half blue and half red, being overall much smaller in size. Also, the red color on the Rolex is nice, but darker in color than the bright Big Bang UNICO Red Magic. Even Rolex has issues producing a half-red ceramic bezel, which is why (for now) they only use it on one 18k white gold replica watch model.

Hublot says that their red-colored ceramic produced by Hublot Research & Development is patented and produced in-house. As I said, in addition to the bright red color, they claim that it is even more scratch-resistant than other ceramic materials. Hublot is a major fan of ceramic, having a larger percentage of its total production include ceramic parts even if it is just a bezel. It therefore makes sense that Hublot is pushing forward in developing new ways to render ceramic both increasingly fashionable and exciting as a luxury replica watch material.

Ceramic parts are first formed and then baked to harden. After they are baked they are machined to shape and then polished. One of the traditional problems with non-dark or non-pigment-free (white) ceramic is that the heat during the baking process ruins the pigments. Hublot claims that their patented process for making Red Magic ceramic uses a combination of both high-pressure and heat during the sintering process. More so, Hublot claims the process works for more colors than just red, so expect to possibly see a Big Bang Magic Blue, Magic Yellow, Magic Orange, and other colorful ceramic replica watch models in the near future.

The Hublot Big Bang UNICO Red Magic comes in a red ceramic case that is 45mm wide and 15.4mm thick with 100m of water resistance. The dial is given a black and red treatment with very legible matte red handset and hour markers. It's a rather masculine and aggressive design, but not without its elegance. Even though this a cool design, I think in the future Hublot can make a red ceramic replica watch with even more of the overall color palette being red. Attached to the case is a quick-removable black and red rubber strap.

Powering the Big Bang Red Magic is the Hublot UNICO caliber HUB 1242 automatic chronograph movement. It operates at 4Hz with 72 hours of power reserve and is increasingly known as a durable movement that also happens to look modern (yet very "horological"). In addition to red ceramic and black resin parts in the case, Hublot uses titanium for things like bezel screws and the strap deployant. I look forward to seeing the precise hue of Red Magic ceramic in person at Baselworld 2018.

On the Wrist: Hublot Big Bang UNICO Red Magic Ceramic Men's Replica Watches

Red ceramic is here thanks to Hublot and its materials workshop. At Baselworld 2018 Swiss Hublot will debut the first red ceramic-cased replica watch in the reference 411.CF.8513.RX Hublot Big Bang UNICO Red Magic as a limited edition of 500 pieces. In all black and red, the Big Bang UNICO Red Magic will feature a red ceramic bezel and case. What's the big deal you ask? It is all in the color.

As a piece unique for the Only replica watch charity auction, Hublot did release a replica watch with a red ceramic bezel – that we believe was produced using the same process as the Hublot Big Bang UNICO Red Magic Replica. What's so special about red? It isn't red per se but rather that ceramic is a material that simply doesn't like to be made in all colors. Black and white ceramic in replica watches is no problem. Blue and brown ceramic tones have become increasingly popular. Red, however, has been a color that was simply too light to look good and in traditional ceramic case-baking processes, ends up mostly blotchy and discolored. What did Hublot do in order to make a red ceramic material? Experiment a lot it appears. Hublot men's replica has a materials lab in Switzerland where a variety of interesting stuff has come, such as Magic Gold (a gold alloy mixed with ceramic). Red Magic ceramic is said to be about 300 vickers harder than most standard zirconium dioxide ceramic materials and then there is that perfect, uniform, cherry red color. Many people are immediately thinking of Rolex right now, and the red & blue "Pepsi bezel" GMT-Master II replica watch. First of all, that bezel is half blue and half red, being overall much smaller in size. Also, the red color on the Rolex is nice, but darker in color than the bright Big Bang UNICO Red Magic. Even Rolex has issues producing a half-red ceramic bezel, which is why (for now) they only use it on one 18k white gold replica watch model.

Hublot says that their red-colored ceramic produced by Hublot Research & Development is patented and produced in-house. As I said, in addition to the bright red color, they claim that it is even more scratch-resistant than other ceramic materials. Hublot is a major fan of ceramic, having a larger percentage of its total production include ceramic parts even if it is just a bezel. It therefore makes sense that Hublot is pushing forward in developing new ways to render ceramic both increasingly fashionable and exciting as a luxury replica watch material.

Ceramic parts are first formed and then baked to harden. After they are baked they are machined to shape and then polished. One of the traditional problems with non-dark or non-pigment-free (white) ceramic is that the heat during the baking process ruins the pigments. Hublot claims that their patented process for making Red Magic ceramic uses a combination of both high-pressure and heat during the sintering process. More so, Hublot claims the process works for more colors than just red, so expect to possibly see a Big Bang Magic Blue, Magic Yellow, Magic Orange, and other colorful ceramic replica watch models in the near future.

The Hublot Big Bang UNICO Red Magic comes in a red ceramic case that is 45mm wide and 15.4mm thick with 100m of water resistance. The dial is given a black and red treatment with very legible matte red handset and hour markers. It's a rather masculine and aggressive design, but not without its elegance. Even though this a cool design, I think in the future Hublot can make a red ceramic replica watch with even more of the overall color palette being red. Attached to the case is a quick-removable black and red rubber strap.

Powering the Big Bang Red Magic is the Hublot UNICO caliber HUB 1242 automatic chronograph movement. It operates at 4Hz with 72 hours of power reserve and is increasingly known as a durable movement that also happens to look modern (yet very "horological"). In addition to red ceramic and black resin parts in the case, Hublot uses titanium for things like bezel screws and the strap deployant. I look forward to seeing the precise hue of Red Magic ceramic in person at Baselworld 2018.