Hamilton Replica Watches Interview with Sylvain Dolla, CEO

— From the sub-1000 franc automatic diver’s Replica Watches to zero-gravity movement testing, Sylvain Dolla gives World watches the low-down on developments at Hamilton Replica Watches.


How was Baselworld for you this year?  
Everything has done really well except for one line, which hasn’t surprised me because it was one that we developed specifically for the Japanese market. The Broadway, our new line, has done very well, which is important because it is a strategic launch for us. But otherwise it’s difficult to single out a particular product, because they have all done well.

The Khaki Navy Frogman is one of my favourite copy watches UK of Baselworld this year. When I look at what you get in this watch for the price you pay, the value is incredible. How do you manage it?
I never forget that if I consider myself as the customer I am going to think twice before I spend 800 – 1000 euros on a watch. I think our customers are familiar with the brand and are very aware of the value. It’s important for us in the industry not to forget that one thousand euros is a lot of money for most people. So I always take into consideration the price. The Frogman is a good example because the brief was to have an ISO-certified dive watch, which is already a technical challenge for the team. It had to be good looking, with character, and integrate elements from the brand’s past. And it had to come in at 995 euros, for the 42mm version. We know there is a big market in Europe for divers watches below 1000 euros. We bring as much value to the product as we can without allowing costs to mushroom. For example, it would have been nice to have a ceramic bezel, but that was just not possible at this price point.


Khaki Navy Frogman. © Fke Hamilton Watches

Last year you started zero-gravity tests on your movements together with ETA. What are your objectives with these?
I spent one and a half hours with the scientists from ETA discussing these tests but I was already lost after two minutes! All I can tell you is that ETA is very excited about these tests because they will allow it to gain real-world data on one of the few remaining unknowns as far as watch movements are concerned. ETA has a lot of scientific analyses and theoretical studies on the effects of gravity on chronometric performance, but it has never been able to test these in practice. Two years ago we started a big project to try to understand this better. The engineers from ETA worked on developing special testing equipment to test the copy  watches in zero gravity. We were not even sure whether we would discover anything on a zero-gravity flight and we took a full-week of flight testing with several flights per day on with a scientific approach, which is why we didn’t really communicate on this.
The scientists have now compiled their results and we had a first debrief one month ago to decide whether or not to continue the tests. I can confirm that the results are contrary to the logic we would expect. Some of the results even showed that the movements were behaving almost as if they have a memory effect, so this has further awakened the interest of the engineers at ETA. It was definitely worth doing.

Can you give us a general idea of the market situation. Is your US heritage reflected in the market?
Yes it is, but we are also the leading mid-range brand in Japan and we are doing very well in Korea, where we are number four. Italy is also a big market for us with considerable growth. China is also an important market and all five of these markets are balanced, so a negative impact from one will not affect us as much as other brands.

Do you think your strong eye on prices could help you in the current situation?
I am very optimistic. The slowdown in some markets will force people to challenge themselves. Eight years ago we had a crisis in Japan for Hamilton but we managed to turn the situation around thanks to some hard work. We’ve had it easy in many markets for a number of years so it’s good to have a bit of a challenge. I think there is still a huge potential in our price segment.
I try not to listen to too much to what others are doing or be influenced too much by the competition. I don’t define my strategy for six months but for years and years. We try to be consistent. We decided ten years ago to focus on mechanical watches in the 500-1,500 Swiss franc price range because that is where we identified the long-term potential. If I had listened to the crowd last year I would have immediately switched to producing smart watches and it would have been a huge mistake. I’m very happy that we invested in mechanical movements instead.


Broadway Auto Chrono. © Replica Watches Fashion UK


Fake Jaeger-LeCoultre Watches Reverso in tribute to René Magritte

Replica Watches For Sale — Jaeger-LeCoultre presents the first in a series of three special edition watches in homage to the Belgian surrealist painter.jaeger-lecoultre_fake_watches

Replica Jaeger-LeCoultre Black Watches has repeatedly devoted its many crafts to paying homage to artists on the Reverso, which is celebrating its 85th anniversary this year. Today, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Maison De Greef are unveiling the Reverso in tribute to René Magritte, featuring a lacquered engraving of one of his most famous paintings, The Treachery of Images on its case-back. In it the artist depicted a pipe with almost photographic detail under which he wrote the sentence ‘Ceci n’est pas une pipe’ (This is not a pipe).

The great work of this Belgian surrealistic painter will be honoured in three different series of watches. The first series of Reverso special editions is adorned with Magritte’s The Treachery of Images. The painting of Magritte appears like a hidden treasure on the ‘other’ side, revealed when the case-back of the watch is swivelled around to the front. Painted in 1929 in Paris, the original canvas is currently on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. This unique homage to René Magritte is realised in close collaboration with Charly Herscovici and the Magritte Foundation.


Reverso in tribute to René Magritte, Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Tribute to 1931, steel. © Jaeger-LeCoultre Replica With Black Dial

For this first series, Jaeger-LeCoultre and De Greef  – the most prestigious and oldest jeweller and watchmaker in Belgium – are introducing a white gold watch in a 5-piece edition, and a steel model in a 15-piece edition. Both feature references to the original Reverso presented in 1931. The white gold timepiece is the Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931 with a silver-toned dial displaying hours, minutes and small seconds; while the steel model is the Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Tribute to 1931 with a black dial showing the hours and minutes. Both are unique reversible fashion replica watches equipped with the in-house Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 822. The first series of pieces can be admired exclusively at Maison De Greef, while the second and third series will be introduced over the coming years.


© Johann Sauty


Black replica watches A range of styles happily mix it up with black

— A unique Militare Classic Replica Watches UK, with bronze case, is available exclusively at the Parisian concept store.


Anonimo and Colette continue their collaboration and the watchmaking brand presents a new timepiece, now exclusively available at the internationally recognised concept store, situated rue Saint-Honoré, in Paris.

Founded in the same year, 1997, Colette and Anonimo combine Parisian chic and the sporty yet elegant spirit of the Swiss and Italian Alps. The Italian elegance and Swiss quality of Anonimo cheap replica watches is combined with French fashion to create this unique version of the Militare Classic, complete with bronze case, reflecting the Florentine soul of the brand, and a cognac leather strap.

With bold, minimalist design, and a 43.4 mm case, the roots of the Militare collection can be found with Italian military divers. This model, equipped with a self-winding movement, is easily recognisable by the unusual positioning of the crown at 12 o’clock. Thanks to the patented device and set of adjustable lugs, it is comfortable to wear, and the case is guaranteed water-resistant. The dial is uncluttered, with the numerals 12, 04 and 08 arranged in a triangle, a reference to the Matterhorn, the legendary summit on the border of Switzerland and Italy and the brand’s symbol… and also the capital “A” of Anonimo.


Anonimo Militare Classic, available exclusively at Colette. © Fashion Replica Watches

Czapek & Cie. Replica Watches The start of a landmark year

Fashion Replica Watches — Baselworld provided an opportunity for Czapek & Cie. to present three reinterpretations of the Quai des Bergues collection. And it also gave us an excuse to talk about the company’s incredible fund-raising scheme.


Czapek, whose history began at the start of the 19th century, was reborn at the end of 2015 thanks to three passionate watch collectors and a crowdfunding initiative. The three entrepreneurs decided to give a hundred or so people the opportunity to be part of Czapek’s renaissance, by allowing them to invest in the company in return for preferential pricing on Swiss replica watches.

Czapek’s first fund-raising campaign, which ended in January during the SIHH, raised CHF 860,000. It was closely followed by a second campaign, which brought in a total of 1.1 million Swiss francs. In the context of Swiss participative funding, these figures are exceptional. Xavier de Roquemaurel, the company’s CEO, is delighted, because the total is 10% more than the goal the company initially set.

The fundraising campaign was conducted simultaneously in three countries – Switzerland, France and the UK – through the Raizers and Crowd for Angels crowdfunding platforms. As a result, the majority of the company’s new shareholders are Swiss, French, Polish, Czech and British, with some from Canada and China.

The watchmaker’s gamble has enabled it to raise the money it needed to fund a new in-house movement, as well as paying for a booth at Baselworld 2016. For its début appearance, the company presented three reinterpretations of its Quai des Bergues models.

Secret phrase
It’s the ultimate in customisation: a secret phrase is hidden on the dial, appearing only when the sun reflects off the watch face. The secret signature of François Czapek was universally admired the first time it was seen. Now, the company is offering to customise the timepiece by engraving specific words suggested by the client, in place of the Polish watchmaker’s secret phrase. The edition presented in Basel was therefore a prototype for the customisation that is possible today. This watch was made at the request of a client who wanted to send a personal message to his father, with a quotation from the late David Bowie. Hidden, but reappearing on demand, the phrase “We can be heroes for one day” gives a very personal meaning to this timepiece.


Secret sentence © Cheap Fake Czapek & Cie.

Aiguilles Fleurs de Lys in BlackGold
The second reinterpretation of the Quai des Bergues collection is the No. 33, whose fleur de lys hands impart a sense of refinement and timeless elegance to the watch. The hands are produced using a unique process, carved individually using an ultra-fine tool, then polished and chamfered by hand. Available up to now only in 4N rose gold, the same watch now also comes in BlackGold or 18K black rhodiumised gold. This variation undoubtedly gives the watch a bold modern touch.


Fleurs de Lys hands, in BlackGold © Czapek & Cie.

Titane DiamondBlack ADLC
Finally, the third reinterpretation has been applied to the No. 27, which now comes with an intense black ADLC (Amorphous Diamond-Like Carbon) finish. PACVD (Plasma Assisted Chemical Vapour Deposition) technology was applied in a vacuum to achieve the effect, making the coating chemically inert and stable over time.  It also absorbs certain wavelengths, thus creating a black effect while remaining transparent. The finer the coating, the more intense the black.


DiamondBlack ADLC © Czapek & Cie. Replica Watches

Blancpain Replica Watches Artistic crafts ride the wave

Fashion Replica Watches — Blancpain once again uses Shakudō for a one-of-a-kind model featuring an even more artistic technique, Rokushō.


Among the new models presented at Baselworld 2016, Blancpain proudly unveiled its one-off creation from the Métiers d’Art atelier, titled “The Big Wave”. This watch notably draws inspiration from turbulent seas and showcases a fine stone used by the brand for the first time: Mexican silver obsidian.
In addition to the first use of this material in the brand collections, a new technique also makes its appearance: Japanese Rokushō patina.

Blancpain had already featured the Shakudō technique in its Shakudō Ganesh model that won the Artistic Crafts category prize in the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in October 2015.

In this latest creation, the technique used by the Maison to design “The Big Wave” applique involves several successive phases. Firstly, the applique is fixed to a Shakudō base before being coated with a unique patina by immersing it into a bath of copper sulfate Rokushō salts. Once the patina has been applied, certain parts of the wave roller are polished so as to intensify the impression of a huge billowing wave. Finally, the engraving is affixed to the Mexican silver obsidian. The result creates an ever changing appearance playing on subtle tones.


Grande Vague © Blancpain Replica Watches

Origins of the breaker wave
The engraving adorning this Blancpain watch model is inspired by the Grand Wave of Kanagawa, a Japanese woodblock print created by the artist Hokusai. The in-house master-engravers have chosen to highlight the contrast between the power and motion of the wave on the one hand, and the symbolism of purity and balance characterising grey obsidian on the other.

The beating heart
“The Big Wave” is powered by a mechanical hand-wound 13R3A movement, a new version of the famous 13RO calibre. The power reserve is no longer displayed on the dial, but instead on the bridge side of the model, so as to provide sufficient space in which to ensure optimal visibility of the engraving, which is the focal point of the timepiece. Equipped with three series-coupled barrels, the movement has an 8-day power reserve. The second barrel takes over from the first before the latter’s strength diminishes, and the third barrel does the same in turn.

The timepiece is enhanced by a pleasing colour match between the dial and the storm grey of the bespoke calfskin strap crafted by a Swiss artisan.
It must be emphasised that this model is indeed one of a kind, and that even if there were a wish to create several “Big Wave” watches, no two would ever be alike, due to the unique nature of the Rokushō technique which gives an entirely unpredictable and unexpected final appearance to the materials that are used.