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Only know Panerai? You should also know these world-class watches that dominate the watch industry(Ⅱ)

6.PARMIGIANI

PARMIGIANI, the world’s leading Swiss top class watch brand. With the support of Sandoz Family Foundation and its commitment to the protection of high-quality Swiss technology, PARMIGIANI has developed into an independent tabulation brand with a full line of production networks so far.

7.GP

GP, Swiss watch brand. As one of the real Swiss watchmaker GP, the There remained but a single one. table design, creation, development and production of watches and watch parts outside the “heart” – movement. This comprehensive, comprehensive operation allows GP to provide a full range of top movement (more than 100 models) and a prestigious mechanical watch series. The history of GP dates back to 1791. GP combines traditional technology with modern technology. The brand has nearly 80 patents, and it also embodies the company’s traditions while using the most advanced technology. GP’s watch is not simply a repeat of the past success style, but to create a new work with the spirit of striving for perfection. GP’s unique design has won many accolades and awards in many international competitions.

8.Langer

Langer is one of the world’s top ten list, is also a famous luxury brand. Lange is very precise German mechanical watch brand, whose main characteristics are as follows: incomparable superb technology and high quality perfect manual. Lange as a rare non Swiss watch brand, is a native of eastern Germany, had a dictatorship of the former East and disappeared, but the two after the reunification of Germany once again rejuvenated. Lange Machinery adhere to only precious metal watch, making it the quality and the price is high.

9.Roger Dubuis

Roger Dubuis watchmakers and full of wit adventurous designer and entrepreneur Carlos Dias an important meeting, to Roger Dubuis was established in 1995. Compared to other century watchmaking tycoon Roger Dubuis, although still significantly younger, but its strong distinctive style and noble temperament, even in relation to all senior brand watches can easily identify. Just six years after the establishment of the brand in 2001 in Geneva Meilan to build its factory in Geneva traditional watchmaking culture oriented, top technology mix near perfect, since its inception, will follow the strict production standards, all watches are carrying Geneva mark, not on watch or clock design technology, are deeply identity a table, altar of dazzling star.

10.Glashütte

As one of the world’s total of 100% series of self movement assembly senior mechanical watches brands, Glashütte blood from already has 165 years of history tabulation German watchmaking town of Glashütte. After years of ups and downs, Glashütte continues the long German watchmaking tradition, continue to write German senior tabulation legend.

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Do you know where the name of “Rolex” come grom?

Here’s where the name ‘Rolex’ really came from

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Does the name ‘Rolex’ actually mean anything?

Rolex is a storied brand — one of, if not
the most notable in the watchmaking world.

So it’s surprising how relatively little there is to know about the beginnings of the 100-plus-year-old brand. Even something as simple as where its name came from is shrouded in mystery.

Rolex, for its official brand story, plays it pretty simple. According the brand’s official website, founder Hans Wilsdorf wanted his new brand of watches to have a short name that could be said in any language.

Most importantly, he wanted something that looked good on the watches themselves, and that was symmetrical in capital letters.

“I tried combining the letters of the alphabet in every possible way,” Wilsdorf supposedly said, according to Rolex. “This gave me some hundred names, but none of them felt quite right. One morning, while riding on the upper deck of a horse-drawn omnibus along Cheapside in the City of London, a genie whispered ‘Rolex’ in my ear.”

Rolex watch

If that seems incomplete to you, you’re not alone. Adding a bit of colour to the story is an essay in NYU’s Stern Business School newsletter, written by adjunct professor of management David Liebeskind, who claims that Wilsdorf also thought “Rolex” seemed like an onomatopoeia of a watch ticking.

So, basically it doesn’t really mean anything. (Some have suggested that it’s short for “horological excellence,” but there’s no proof that Wilsdorf ever claimed that.)

It also hides the brand’s English roots, as the brand began in London in 1908 and moved to Geneva, Switzerland, in 1919.

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【Watch comparation】Top 8 Panerai watches

Top 8 Panerai watchesAfter you have decided on Buying First Panerai watch, it comes natural that you want to see what are other options you can have. I have decided to highlight top 8 Panerai watches that should be considered as the next PAM in your (ever growing) collection. I will exclude vintage and discontinued Panerai models to focus on pieces that you can acquire today through an authorised dealer. I have also excluded special edition models which are really hard to get. For sure, there are some incredible older models that you might like to own, but we’ll stick to current models today. We’ll take a look at some typically PANERAI pieces as well as some PAM models that offer something really different. Are you ready? Let’s dig in!

PAM351 Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Titanio 44mm

Top 8 Panerai watches PAM351

Top 8 Panerai watches PAM351

It is very likely (if you read previous article: Buying first Panerai watch) that your first Panerai watch was a nice, basic PAM111 or PAM112. So, perhaps it is time to look for a Panerai Luminor 1950, which has a larger, cushion-shaped case giving immense presence on the wrist. The PAM351 uses a much more sophisticated in-house Caliber P.9000 movement, which offers a full 3 days of power reserve. There is no quick-change system for the date — the hour can be advanced, or reversed, independently of the minute and the date changes accordingly. This is so very cool and useful for time zone changes etc. The PAM351 is quite unusual because it has a tobacco coloured dial and, get this, a TITANIUM case! Ba-boom! Of all of the timepieces I have ever strapped to my wrist, the PAM351 is probably one of the absolute best. If you show up to a cocktail wearing a nice, light blue suit, and a nice titanium PAM351… What else should I say? What the PAM351 does for collection is to present Panerai as not only a cool a historic novelty, but also as a real serious example of high end watchmaking. It has a stunning case design, a fairly typical Luminor Marina dial, high end materials and unusual colours.

PAM112 Luminor Base Acciaio 44mm

Top 8 Panerai watches PAM112

Top 8 Panerai watches PAM112

If you have already read article “Buying First Panerai watch”, you are aware that this is one of the base models. In other words, this is a must-have. This is the most iconic Panerai and definitely the one to have. The ‘base’ dial has two hands, 4 cardinal numerals and no seconds hand. This gives a gorgeous, simple, clean and typically Panerai look. The PAM112 also has a sandwich dial, which is such an important feature for a PAM. A sandwich dial has two layers — the bottom layer is the luminous stuff and the top layer has the numerals cut out, exposing the lume underneath. The PAM112 has an exhibition caseback, exposing Panerai’s manually wound OP X Caliber movement. Now, this movement is based on the workhorse ETA Unitas movement and is not, technically, in-house. What watch snobs won’t get, is spending thousands of dollars on a Unitas movement when you can buy one in a $600 watch. My response? First of all, THIS version of the Unitas is HIGHLY modified by Panerai and made to the absolute highest levels of quality. It is simple, solid, reliable, easy to service and quite accurate. It is also somewhat true to Panerai history. The very earliest Panerai watches used Rolex pocket watch movements. So the idea of taking a big pocket watch movement (such as the Unitas) and sticking it inside a Panerai case is quite authentic and gives the PAM112 a traditional Panerai feel. The bad news is that Panerai are phasing out these movements in favour of new in-house movements such as P.5000. More on that later. But soon, you won’t be able to find a new PAM112.

Now, we cannot really mention the PAM112 without mentioning the PAM111, which is basically the same watch except that it has a Luminor Marina dial (read more on Panerai Luminor PAM000 vs PAM112). The difference is that a Luminor Marina has a small seconds hand. I much prefer the base dial, but in real life, the seconds hand is extremely useful. I use it to track the accuracy of the watch and also to time steaks on the Barbecue.

If your first Panerai was not a PAM112 or a PAM111, then one of these two pieces must be at the top of your list for PAM watches. The biggest mistake I ever made as a collector was NOT buying a PAM112 when I had one in my hands at my local authorised dealer. I have regretted it ever since.

PAM560 Luminor BASE 8 Days Acciaio 44mm

Top 8 Panerai watches PAM560

Top 8 Panerai watches PAM560

So the PAM560 is really the eventual replacement for the previously mentioned PAM112. It has a 44mm case, which I believe has been refined a bit. It has a base dial, a sandwich dials and an exhibition caseback showing off the P.5000 movement. The manually wound P.5000 offers and incredible 8 days of power reserve. You see, the PAM560 offers all of the typical Panerai character while upping its watchmaking credibility with an in-house movement that you only need to wind once per week. This would be great choice for anyone who likes to wear a different piece every day. You could wind a PAM560 on Monday and wear it, not wear it until Thursday, wear something else on Friday, and the PAM560 is still ticking on Saturday and good for the whole weekend. Awesome! And the best part is that gorgeous, simple, clean, obviously PANERAI look. And if you want a Marina dial, you have the PAM510. There is a even a PAM562, which is a base dial with titanium case!

PAM524 Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Acciaio 44mm

Top 8 Panerai watches PAM524

Top 8 Panerai watches PAM524

This is something a bit different. The PAM524 succeeds in delivering a flyback chronograph complication while still retaining a very typical Panerai flavour. It also has a ‘dirty dial’ where the lume is a sandy-brown, faux patina colour. I just love the dirty dial and you can combine it with all sorts of straps if the stitching matches the lume. Then you get superb colour combos. Being a 44mm Luminor 1950, the PAM524 has wrist presence galore. If your first PAM was a base model, then this PAM524 could be a great potential addition.

PAM533 Luminor 1950 10 Days GMT Acciaio 44mm

Top 8 Panerai watches PAM533

Top 8 Panerai watches PAM533

While we are on the topic of dirty dials and complications, we MUST consider the PAM533. Once again, you get a 44mm Luminor 1950 case with a dirty dial. But check out the complications. The PAM533 uses Caliber P.2003, which is an automatic piece using 296 components!! It has a linear power reserve indicator to measure its 10 days of power reserve. It has a GMT function, an AM/PM indicator and… a seconds reset function! This is just killer — it is so useful for setting and synchronising time. The PAM533 shows the date also. I love how the P.2003 packs so much into its movement. The PAM533 is for the Paneristi who really wants a ton of mechanical engineering going on on his wrist. And if you would love all these features in a stealthy blacked out piece, Panerai offers PAM335 in ceramic. Wow!

PAM422 Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Acciaio 47mm

Top 8 Panerai watches PAM422

Top 8 Panerai watches PAM422

I recently reviewed the PAM422 and declared it to be the ultimate timepiece on Earth. I have not changed my opinion! In 47mm, the PAM422 just demands attention. Its very sophisticated and refined case means that it wears well – even with dress shirts. But it really is a show-stopper. Manually wound is the way to go for me, and the PAM422 does this with 3 days of power reserve. The coolest feature? A power reserve indicator… on the back! Yes! The PAM422 offers my favourite complication of all while cleverly placing it on the back so as not to ruin the clean dial. To me, the PAM422 is the MOST Panerai of all Panerai. It combines all of the key traditional Panerai features with size and real high end watchmaking. This really is the ultimate.

PAM183 Radiomir Black Seal Acciaio 45mm

Top 8 Panerai watches PAM183

Top 8 Panerai watches PAM183

Let’s get back to basics for a minute. Here, we are looking at OP XI Caliber, which is another version of that no-frills manually wound movement. It is basic and robust. The PAM183 has a simple Marina dial with a sandwich dial, of course. The Radiomir are always a bit more elegant and ‘vintage’ than the Luminor. If you already have a Luminor, then why not consider a Radiomir? After all, the Radiomir-type case was the very first case that Panerai used. I love the 45mm Radiomir models, but the worst part is that it is much more difficult to change their straps. With a Luminor 1950, there is a quick-change system which allows you to swatch straps in (literally) less than 1 minute. You can change the strap on a PAM183 yourself, but it’s much more tedious. Nevertheless, I looked at a PAM183 at my local dealer recently and it took my breath away – it is really that beautiful.

PAM372 Luminor 1950 47mm

Top 8 Panerai watches PAM372

Top 8 Panerai watches PAM372

Last, but not the least, we have to look at the PAM372. Just look at it, and then tell me your impressions. It’s simple and basic, right? It’s huge. And it oozes Panerai DNA. Made as a real homage to vintage Panerai timepieces, the PAM372 doesn’t even use sapphire crystal. It uses Plexiglass! This was done to give an authentic vintage feel. The PAM372 uses sapphire on its exhibition caseback, however, which shows off the in-house Caliber P.3000 movement. This manually wound movement offers 3 days of power reserve. The PAM372 is an absolute brute on the wrist and, like the PAM422, seems to express everything Panerai. For this reason, the PAM372 is among my favourite timepieces in the world. I came close to acquiring a PAM372 once and often regret not doing it. I feel like a PAM372 would represent a real milestone in my collection as it is such an icon. Whenever I mention the PAM422 as the ultimate timepiece, I consider the PAM372 with its (nicer) base dial. The PAM372 does not have that cool power reserve indicator, though. But what a masterpiece.

Top 8 Panerai watches

So there you have it. I hope this blog has given you some ideas for your next PAM. I am on my third PAM already and I am always looking for the next one. So don’t pretend you can be content with just one PAM. As always, the fun is in the search…

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Watch Review | Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days – PAM561

Watch Review | Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days – PAM561

From a strictly military perspective, wearing a white dial dive watch on a mission would possibly cause your fellow commando soldiers to smack you in the back of the head. But what the Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561 lacks in historical accuracy and stealth capabilities it makes up for by being one of the more affordable, in-house-movement-equipped and refreshing-looking alternatives in a sea of boring black and blue dial watches.

Panerai may be a brand of only a handful of – admittedly very similar – collections, yet it still is one among few that have an almost unearthly power in bringing their first-time customer back for another model… and then another, and another, and so on. As such, I don’t think that the Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561 is a typical “first Panerai” – for that, check out our Cost of Entry article on the most affordable Panerai you can buy.

I picked the PAM561 specifically because I wanted to review a Panerai that isn’t an obvious choice but something one might actually end up considering after looking at the current production line-up of the brand. Clad in a 44mm-wide Luminor case, it is a simple, legible, and among Panerai watches, competitively priced offering that also packs a more unusual hand-wound, in-house-made movement with an 8-day power reserve.

Dial & Legibility (& My Only Gripe)
The dial is more unusual not just in its color but also in its markings, with Arabic numerals all around (unlike your more typical Panerai dials that only have numerals for 12, 3, 6, and 9 with baton markers everywhere else) plus an additional and, again, rarer 60-minute track on the periphery. The numerals are not lumed, only the hands and the pips on the periphery of the dial are. All of these are painted on the dial’s surface as the Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561 has a solid dial rather than the famed Panerai sandwich dial.

Sandwich dials are fun and all, but your first Panerai more than likely had that already, and the PAM561 is more like your second or third in the line, as I mentioned above, where you do want something new in the subtleties that render one Panerai different from another. The prominent “8 DAYS” marking above six o’clock refers to the P.5000 in-house caliber – but before we move on to that, just one more word (and my only gripe with the PAM561) on legibility.

The black numerals and the black painted hands with their off-white (but not faux vintage!) center contrast beautifully against the sharp white dial – the lume pips and the center of the hands turn noticeably green even when it’s bright outside, the famously excellent Panerai lume is so strong. Stay inside for longer, though, and as the lume discharges (and doesn’t receive much charge from ambient lights), these elements go back to being white.

Everlastingly good color contrast aside, however, the only two hands on the PAM561 are just way too short. I noticed this in official images but even during the excitement of unpacking a freshly received review unit, they soon stood out for me as too short – and, frankly, I don’t see why this was necessary. The minute hand falls way short of the track it’s by definition supposed to reach, and the hour hand sometimes just looks “lost” in the sea of white, coming in way too short to be even remotely close to the outer edge of the dial (it barely reaches halfway across).

Perhaps longer and heavier hands would have put additional strain on the movement, but if anything, an 8-day power reserve movement should have enough torque to move these thin and light hands around. I personally will go so far as to say I would have traded a day or two of power reserve for longer hands.

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Limited-Edition Panerai | New Luminor Submersible

Panerai may trace its roots way back to the 1860s — and its modern collection, to the iconic pieces it developed for the Italian Navy in the 1930s — but the Florence-based, Swiss-made watch brand has officially embraced the digital age, announcing this week its first “e-commerce first” watch — the new Panerai Luminor Submersible Automatic Acciaio – 44mm, limited to 100 pieces and offered to online customers in Panerai’s e-boutique.

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The new Luminor Submersible Automatic Acciaio

Manufactured at Panerai’s manufacture in Neuchâtel, the Luminor Submersible is the company’s most professional-grade divers’ watch — water-resistant to a depth of 300 meters, with a unidirectional rotating bezel for calculating dive times. (Panerai’s other main collections, the Luminor and Radiomir, while replicating the design of watches made of Italian navy frogmen of the 1930s and ’40s, are not equipped with the latter feature, regarded as a requirement on modern watches for diving.) The watch’s 44-mm case is made of AISI 316L stainless steel and features the patented, lever-like crown-locking device that secures the screw-down crown and ensures the case’s water-resistance.

Panerai Luminor Submersible Acciaio LE - side
The crown-locking lever device helps ensure the Luminor Submersible’s 300-meter water resistance.

The watch’s dial is a deep blue color, with applied hour markers (including applied Arabic numerals at “12” and “6”) and hands treated with a bright green Super-LumiNova for maximum low-light (or deep underwater) legibility. Above the dial is a domed sapphire crystal that features a magnifying lens over the date window at 3 o’clock. Directly across from the date display at 9 o’clock is a small seconds subdial, also with green Super-LumiNova accents, that lets the wearer know at a quick and easy glance, even in darkness, if the watch is functioning. Inside the case is Panerai’s self-winding OP XXX caliber, providing a 50-hour power reserve after being fully wound. A set of blocky, curved lugs attach the watch to its black rubber strap, which is designed to be easily swapped out with the additional strap provided with each watch.

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Green Super-LumiNova accents and a magnifying lens over the date aid in underwater legibility.
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Panerai Luminor Submersible Acciaio LE – angle

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【 Luxurious time】 Panerai watch

Panerai Luxury Watch

Panerai is an Italian watch company founded in 1860 by Giovanni Panerai in Florence, Italy. It belongs to the Richemont Group since 1997. The brand is in Neuchâtel in Switzerland.

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Military and maritime Panerai inspirations , the brand that is present since 1860 has participated in major events such as the First World War, being the official supplier of the Italian Navy.

Panerai Watches are today still a myth in watchmaking. The watch brand Panerai, initially only known collectors, became in a few years, a star of the watch market. His greatest admirers gathered under the name Paneristi.

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Finding inspiration in his historic mastery of instruments dedicated to navigation or the measurement of the time under the sea, Panerai has been able to position themselves in manly’s luxury, essentially nautical sports sector. Its products have an unquestionable identity and have this unique quality of gather around a Swiss the best technical expertise of Italian design.

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【Knowledge】 Dive Watches in Depth

Dear watch fans,  do you know  the meaning of water resistance  dive bezels, depth gauges?
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How water resistant should a dive watch be?


Some manufacturers say that their watches with a water-resistance rating of 300 meters or more are suitable for recreational scuba diving. Others say the watch need have a rating of just 200     meters; still others say it can be 200 meters as long as it is specifically labeled as a dive watch. The International Standards Organization (ISO), on the other hand, stipulates that a dive watch must be water resistant to 100 meters.

All these depth ratings are significantly higher (or lower, if you will) than the depths to which a non-professional diver can dive. Recreational divers don’t go deeper than 40 meters (130 feet). Beyond that, they enter the realm of technical diving, which requires extensive training, special mixed gases to breathe, long decompression stops and special equipment.

The reason for the discrepancy: when tested for water resistance in the factory, the watch is in an artificial environment that is much different from what the watch will face during an actual dive. For the test, the watch is perfectly stationary, the gaskets brand new, and the case newly assembled, so that nothing will compromise its water resistance. The testing machinery does not account for such phenomena as additional pressure from the impact of the wearer’s jumping or diving into the water; or for temperature and pressure changes as the diver ascends and descends, which can cause the case to shrink or expand. Furthermore, a watch’s water resistance will be lessened by aging of the watch’s gaskets. Knocks and other rough treatment can cause the case’s components to fit together less tightly than they did when the watch was brand new. All these imponderables cause the companies to provide a rather large cushion of safety so that customers will not hold them responsible if their watches leak.

Rolex Triplock crown
A screw-in crown is essential to a watch’s water resistance.

What features make a watch impermeable enough for diving?


Several features are required to make a watch impermeable enough to wear diving. In nearly all dive watches, the case has a screw-in back and crown. O-rings are used to seal the crown, caseback and crystal. The case and crystal are thicker than in a non-dive watch. Watches designed for very deep diving often have additional pressure-defying features such as domed crystals, or a steel ring for reinforcing the case (as on the Rolex Deepsea).

What are the other features of a dive watch?

Most dive watches have a rotating bezel for measuring elapsed time. They also have luminous hands and markers that can be read underwater. ISO standard 6425 requires a dive watch to have a “time-preselecting device” (a rotating bezel satisfies this requirement) and a dial that can be read in the dark at a distance of 25 cm. The ISO also says the watch must have an indicator that shows at a glance if the watch is still running. A seconds hand satisfies this requirement. Most dive watches have a steel or titanium bracelet or rubber strap, although some straps are made of nylon or various composite materials. Some dive bracelets and straps are equipped with an extension device that  enables the watch to fit over a dive-suit sleeve. Some dive watches have a helium valve and/or a depth sensor.

Rolex bracelet buckle
A bracelet with a divers’ extension can be lengthened to fit over a wetsuit.

What is a helium valve?


A device for equalizing the pressure inside and outside the watch case when the watch is worn in a diving chamber. Inside the chamber, divers breathe a gas mixture that contains helium. The helium molecules are extremely small and are hence able to penetrate the watch case, building up inside it. In the process of decompression, the pressure inside the chamber decreases more rapidly than the pressure inside the case. This can cause the watch crystal to pop off. To prevent that, some watches have a valve on the side of the case that allows helium to escape from the case during decompression, making the pressure inside and outside the case the same.

Do many dive watches have helium valves?


Most dive watches do not have helium valves because they are of use only in saturation diving, when a diver spends time in a diving chamber.

Rolex helium valve
A helium valve prevents the watch crystal from popping off when the diver is in a decompression chamber.

Why do the rotating bezels on most dive watches turn in only one direction?


Most dive bezels turn in one direction only, counterclockwise, so that the bezel cannot be accidentally knocked off position in the clockwise direction and thus understate the elapsed time (usually the total dive time) being measured. Some watches solve this problem by using inner rotating bezels that cannot be rotated accidentally.

Many bezels have only the first 15 minutes marked individually. Why?


This is a dive-watch convention that goes back to the mid-1950s (it probably started with the Rolex Submariner). It is unclear what purpose the markers were originally meant to serve. An early Submariner advertisement shows a diver setting the bezel to measure total dive time, then using the minutes markers for a precise reading of his descent time. Why this information is useful is not explained (and standard diving procedures don’t require it).

An oft-tendered explanation for the markers is that they are used to time decompression stops, but this explanation is problematic. The diver would have to reset the bezel at the beginning of each stop. The bezel could not therefore be used to measure total dive time, the main purpose of the bezel.

One possible explanation for the markers: 15 minutes is the approximate amount of time a diver can spend at 130 feet, the maximum depth for recreational diving, without making decompression stops. The markers might have been intended to alert him to that limit and help him read his remaining bottom time precisely. This theory is supported by some versions of the Omega Seamaster, which had gradations for the first 20 minutes (a diver can spend about 20 minutes at 110 feet, close to the depth limit). On the Seamaster 200, the 20-minute segment was painted fire-engine red, possibly to warn the diver of the hazard of staying deep for too long.

Tudor Dive Watch
Dive watches have luminous hands and markers that can be read under water.

How do depth-gauge watches work?


In most, there is a sensor (typically a membrane or diaphragm) on the side of the case that is distorted by water pressure. The degree of distortion is then converted into feet or meters of depth and displayed by hands on the watch face. Oris, in its Aquis model, uses another type of depth gauge: it has a tubule around the perimeter of the crystal with a tiny opening to the outside. More or less water enters the tubule, depending on the depth, and the diver can read the depth in meters on the scale next to the tubule.

How many mechanical dive watches have depth gauges?


Just a handful. Aside from the aforementioned Oris Aquis Depth Gauge, other mechanical watches with depth gauges include the Blancpain X Fathoms, the IWC Aquatimer Deep Three, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Diving Pro Geographic and the Panerai Luminor 1950 Pangaea Depth Gauge (which  despite its mechanical movement has an electronic depth gauge).

Some watch depth gauges record the deepest point of a dive. Why?


There are three reasons. First, for safety’s sake, the dive-time limits prescribed by dive tables assume the diver spends his entire dive time at the deepest point of the dive. To use the dive table, the  diver must therefore know his deepest point. Second, it is a generally accepted rule of diving that the diver should do the deepest part of the dive first. This gives him the maximum amount of time to off-gas the relatively high amount of nitrogen he absorbed at the bottom of the dive (the lower you go, the more nitrogen dissolves in your blood). Third, many diving experts recommend that, even in no-decompression diving, which doesn’t require decompression stops, the diver make a so-called “safety” stop of one minute halfway between the lowest point of the dive and the surface in order to off-gas nitrogen.

IWC Aquatimer Deep Three
A handful of mechanical dive watches, like the IWC Aquatimer Deep Three (above) and Blancpain X Fathoms (below), offer a special extra feature: a depth gauge.
Blancpain X Fathoms

Which mechanical watch has the deepest water-resistance rating?


The CX Swiss Military 20,000 feet. The watch, made of titanium, is nearly 3 cm thick; the crystal alone is 1 cm thick.

In this age of dive computers, are dive watches necessary?


Not really. Divers sometimes take them as backups to their dive computers, should the computers run out of power during a dive, but now that wrist-worn dive computers are widely available and reasonably priced, some divers use these as backups to their console-style computers (or wear two wristwatch-style computers). If a diver does use a watch as a backup, he also needs other backup equipment that supplies information  given by a dive computer: a depth gauge, pressure gauge and dive tables.

Then why do so many people buy dive watches?


For several reasons. Many people like the sense of security that a high water-resistance rating provides. If a watch is safe to wear on a deep dive, they reason, surely it is guaranteed to survive a swim or a snorkeling excursion. Others like a dive watch’s other features, such as a rotating bezel or highly luminous hands and markers. For many dive-watch wearers, looks are the main draw: sporty, technical-looking watches are all the rage.

Luminous Dive Watch
Dive watches have luminous hands and markers that can be read under water.

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About  below Rolex watch, which one do you like?

About  below Rolex watch, which one do you like?

Rolex 6062 Bao Dai

This black dial Rolex reference 6062 was purchased in 1954; at the time, it was the most expensive watch Rolex offered (Picture courtesy of John Goldberger).

Rolex produced only two references with a triple calendar and a moon-phase, both at the beginning of the 1950s. And both have become extremely coveted since, undoubtedly because of their striking look: the reference 6062 presents these complications in a traditional Oyster case while the reference 8171 went for a more angular (and bigger, at 38mm) case. Nowadays, these are the pieces that auction rooms go crazy for, equally for stainless steel and gold cases. Yet, the “Bao Dai” 6062 is on a whole other level. This isn’t a watch you expect to see again for quite some time.

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The “Bao Dai” Rolex 6062 is the only known example to feature this diamond configuration on a black dial.

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The Chronometer mention is unusually placed just above 6 o’clock.

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The Rolex 6062 was also offered in stainless steel, as evidenced by another lot of the same auction.

Rolex 6263 The legend

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Watch comparation | The Rolex Reference 6062 In Steel

The watch I was drawn to the most was a stainless steel Rolex reference 6062 – what can I say, expensive taste is the cross that I must bear. This watch caught my attention for many reasons, but mostly because while I had heard of this good-looking reference, I didn’t know a ton about it. So what is the 6062 all about? Let’s find out.

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The Rolex reference 6062 in stainless steel on the wrist – it is very comfortable to wear, to say the least.


What Is The 6062?

We have talked about the reference 6062 before on HODINKEE, specifically theBao Dai, these two rose gold “Stelline” dial versions that came up for auction a while back, and one or two that have come up at Phillips previously. However, it is important to note that none of these examples are steel. Only a single watch like that has appeared on HODINKEE before, and it’s owned by Jason Singer, as seen in his Talking Watches video.

The stainless steel 6062 is one of the rarest examples of the reference. It is one of just three Rolex references that feature a moonphase – the vintage ref. 6062 and ref. 8171, and the brand new Cellini Moon-Phase released this year at Baselworld. Making its debut at Baselworld in 1950, the 6062 was the first automatic triple calendar moonphase watch in a waterproof Oyster case (the 8171 is not in a waterproof case). Considering the Datejust debuted in 1945, this was a pretty advanced watch for Rolex at the time. The 6062 managed to marry a high-end complication, usually reserved for more delicate watches, with a sporty, waterproof Oyster case all while maintaining the everyday wearability we associate with Rolex.

A rose gold “Stelline” 6062.

A yellow gold “Stelline” 6062.

The 6062 was produced in yellow gold, rose gold, and stainless steel, with two-tone silvered dials and sometimes, in rare cases, black ones. The gold models featured a series of dial configurations ranging from the “Stelline” (with stars as hour markers), the “Pyramid” (with triangular indexes at the quarter hours), darts (with arrow-head like indexes), diamond indexes (like the Bao Dai), and the 3-9 configuration. The steel 6062s only featured two-tone silvered dials with the 3-9 Arabic numerals in steel or yellow gold and luminous alpha hands.

Want To Compare?

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This is another exemplary 6062 in steel, owned by Jason Singer (as seen in his Talking Watches episode). This is one of the best steel 6062s out there, so it is helpful to look at this one next to the one coming up at Phillips for context.

The complications consist of the moonphase, the date, which is indicated by the outer chapter ring, and the day and month which are displayed in twin apertures at 12 o’clock. The watch itself is chronometer certified and this is indicated underneath the day and at the month. In some cases, like the Bao Dai, the “Chronometer Certified” is located in the sub-dial at six o’clock. The case is your standard 36mm Oyster case with screw-down case back and inside is the automatic Rolex caliber 655.

Only about 200-300 6062s were made in stainless steel, all between the years 1950 and 1953. This is a crazy low number of production for Rolex, which nowadays makes upward of 800,000 watches per year. And, if that sounds like a lot for some reason, know that only about 40 steel 6062s are known to be in the market today, very few of them in really great condition.

Collectibility

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An example of a steel ref. 6062 with gold hands and markers. (Photo: Courtesy John Goldberger)

The steel 6062 gained traction in the 1980s when Japanese collectors started scooping up the really good examples. These watches were later sold to European dealers and collectors in the late 1990s, which later still showed up at auctions over the past decade. It is really tough to find a good example that has maintained both its condition and originality (remember, condition is king with vintage Rolex).

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An example of a steel 6062 with riveted Oyster bracelet. (Photo: Courtesy John Goldberger)

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A heavily patinated example of a 6062 with yellow gold indexes. (Photo: Courtesy John Goldberger)

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 Original or re-edition HUBLOT  CLASSIC FUSION ? Let us compare!

 HUBLOT  CLASSIC FUSION

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GEN” is original watch,”REP “is re-edition watch.

▼First, let us see the original product.

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▼Whole contrast:They are almost same in appearance.

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▼Front contrast:re-edition and original product are both titanium metal bezel, both are blue dail, brushed lines, stylishcolor. Fonts and scale are also in accordance with original products.

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▼Crystal contrast:Both are anti-refraction sapphire crystal,transparent and bright.

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▼Case contrast:Titanium metal case, streamline design, bright color.

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▼Crown contrast:Logo of both watches adopt etching process .

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▼Side contrast: The thickness are both same.

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▼Hand contrast:Both are high light polished, second hand with “H” logo.

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▼LOGO contrast:The logo of re-edition is more plump.

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▼Movement contrast:Original watch adopt HUB1112 movement, re-edition adopt ETA 2892 movement, copy HUB1112, structure is alomost same.

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The movement of HUBLOT is automatic tourbillon, the movement of  re-edition is also copy HUBLOT, almost same.

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▼Strap :Here is different. The front of original watch strap is crocodile skin,the back is rubber.

The front of the re-edition watch is cowhide with crocodile skin design, back is also natural rubber.

If you want to crocodile skin, customizing is also available.

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▼Buckle contrast:The Lettering of re-edition buckle is thiner than original buckle. Length, specification, polish are same as original buckle.

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Conclusion: The feature of this watch is its blue color, it refracts the tolerant and nature power of man.  The re-edition watch is so perfect, including the movement , which is also alomost same as original watch, not only keep good time,but also have 41 hours power reserve. Now , four color for your choise, please contcat us to get it quickly!

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Why do we love them? Rolex Daytona 116508 and IWC caliber 89760

Why do we love it?Rolex Daytona Reference 116508 In Yellow Gold With Green Dial

The Rolex Daytona Reference 116508 in yellow gold with green dial.

The Rolex Daytona Reference 116508 in yellow gold with green dial.

What Is It?

This is the reference 116508, and it’s the well-known Daytona but in yellow gold with a green dial and red accents. Sure, the steel/ceramic combo got all the attention (like, seriously, all the attention), but we were able to see this watch at Baselworld privately and loved it. Now that it is out in the world for everyone to see, we can finally talk about it. In person, the dial color is much more of a deep emerald green than it looks in the press images  (Jack almost had a heart attack when he saw it, in keeping with his weakness for gold Rolexes).

Why Do We Love It?

Because if you haven’t figured it out by now, we’re pretty big Daytona fans here at HODINKEE HQ, and I am personally into a bit of bling. It’s also almost the polar opposite of the Daytona that everyone’s talking about right now, and a bit of a contrarian’s solution to the popularity and, some would say, overexposure of the steel/ceramic modeld.

IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph

IWC Pilot's Watch Timezoner Chronograph.

IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph.

What Is It?

This cool worldtime chronograph from IWC is another one that sadly seemed to get lost in the year’s shuffle. This watch is particularly cool as it allows the wearer to change the timezone simply by turning the bezel to the correct city. This technology was initially invented by Michael Vogt and his company Vogard. IWC later purchased this technology, and voila! You have the 45mm Timezoner Chronograph. On top of this new worldtime function, the watch features a flyback chronograph, 24-hour indication, summer time indication, 12-hour and 30-minute registers, time (duh) and date.

Why Do We Love It?

This watch features an in-house IWC caliber (89760) movement and the classic aviator styling. It’s also a great example of IWC reinterpreting complications in new, practical ways (with some help from acquired technology, if we’re being fair). Worldtime and travel time watches can be difficult and clumsy to use, but this one’s extremely easy. Some folks find it too big and/or too busy, and while there is something to both objections, we loved the combination of a chronograph with a great, and unusual, implementation of a dual time zone complication.

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Why do we love them? Rolex Daytona 116508 and IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph.

Why do we love it?

Rolex Daytona Reference 116508 In Yellow Gold With Green DialWhy do we love them? Rolex Daytona 116508 and IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph.

The Rolex Daytona Reference 116508 in yellow gold with green dial.

The Rolex Daytona Reference 116508 in yellow gold with green dial.

What Is It?

This is the reference 116508, and it’s the well-known Daytona but in yellow gold with a green dial and red accents. Sure, the steel/ceramic combo got all the attention (like, seriously, all the attention), but we were able to see this watch at Baselworld privately and loved it. Now that it is out in the world for everyone to see, we can finally talk about it. In person, the dial color is much more of a deep emerald green than it looks in the press images  (Jack almost had a heart attack when he saw it, in keeping with his weakness for gold Rolexes).

Why Do We Love It?

Because if you haven’t figured it out by now, we’re pretty big Daytona fans here at HODINKEE HQ, and I am personally into a bit of bling. It’s also almost the polar opposite of the Daytona that everyone’s talking about right now, and a bit of a contrarian’s solution to the popularity and, some would say, overexposure of the steel/ceramic modeld.

IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph

IWC Pilot's Watch Timezoner Chronograph.

IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph.

What Is It?

This cool worldtime chronograph from IWC is another one that sadly seemed to get lost in the year’s shuffle. This watch is particularly cool as it allows the wearer to change the timezone simply by turning the bezel to the correct city. This technology was initially invented by Michael Vogt and his company Vogard. IWC later purchased this technology, and voila! You have the 45mm Timezoner Chronograph. On top of this new worldtime function, the watch features a flyback chronograph, 24-hour indication, summer time indication, 12-hour and 30-minute registers, time (duh) and date.

Why Do We Love It?

This watch features an in-house IWC caliber (89760) movement and the classic aviator styling. It’s also a great example of IWC reinterpreting complications in new, practical ways (with some help from acquired technology, if we’re being fair). Worldtime and travel time watches can be difficult and clumsy to use, but this one’s extremely easy. Some folks find it too big and/or too busy, and while there is something to both objections, we loved the combination of a chronograph with a great, and unusual, implementation of a dual time zone complication.

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【GEN&REP CONTRAST】BVLGARI series, 102364 wristwatch

BVLGARI series, 102364 DG41C3SMCVD

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Diameter: 41mm
Case Material: magnesium、 PEEK resin and ceramic
Case Color: Blue,Black,Combined
Case Shape: Round
Bezel: Fixed, Black
Crystal: Sapphire crystal
Strap color: Black
Strap material: Rubber
Clasp: Pin buckle
Case back: non-transparent

▼WHOLE CONTRAST:

BVLGARI is a low-key and elegant wristwatch, which are almost same in appearance.

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▼FRONT CONTRAST :

The diameter of genuine  BVLGARI and reproduct are all 41mm.  For the reason of opening mold, on the outside of genuine one , on the place of lugs, the paint is a little lost  ,For others , the reproduction is almost same to genuine one.

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▼CRYSTAL CONTRAST:

Both sapphire crystal , almost same

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▼LUGS CONTRAST:

The making of lugs is perfect, for the reason of opening mold,  the genuine one show a little white  , which is magnesium alloy material. The biggest advantage of magnesium alloy material is very light, which is lighter than titanium.  The black bezel is PEEK resin with  enamel paint coating, which is a heat resistant material.The crown is ceramic material. The material and appearance of the genuine and  re-production watch are almost same.

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▼DIAL CONTRAST:

Blue painting dial, motorlac paint, for  painting processing , please refer to mobile painting. The color of re-edition dial is same to genuine dial.

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▼HANDS CONTRAST:

Both are bar-type ,center-hands, no difference can be seen by naked eyes.

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▼LOGO CONTRAST:

“BVLGARI” logo are almost same to genuine one.

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▼DEGREE SCALE CONTRAST:

The genuine one is better polished, the re-production is a little rough, which only can be seen in the case of enlarging.

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(REP)

The scale on the edge of the re-edition watch is even,we should praise it.

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▼BACK CONTRAST:

The font of the reproduction is a little big, both are non-transparent. The movement of the reproduction is 9015 movement, very stable.

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▼STRAP CONTRAST:

Both are adopt black rubber with good workmanship.  You will feel very comfortable to wear.

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▼BUCKLE CONTRAST:

The buckle both have “BVLGARI” logo, the size is 1:1 production,  almost same.

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(GEN)                                     (REP)

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Do you know the history of Rolex?

Do you know the history of Rolex?

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Rolex is known for designing and creating watches specifically for special populations of sportsmen and adventurers. One example of this type of timepiece is the Rolex GMT Master wristwatch. As the flight industry began to really take off in the 1940s and 1950s, pilots began flying longer distances. Originally designed in collaboration with Pan Am Airways, the Rolex GMT Master was initially created for Pan AM, and issued by them to their crews on long-haul flights. The key feature of the watch was that the wearer could tell different times simultaneously. The original GMT Master watch has a 24 hour display fourth hand complication directly linked to and displaying the same time zone as the standard 12 hour hand. The GMT hand enables the wearer to set the watch to GMT or any other time zone for the main time view, then set the rotatable 24 hour scale bezel to a second time zone. The name GMT is derived from Greenwich Mean Time. Greenwich Mean Time is also known as Coordinated Universal Time, and is the time zone that is required for all aviation planning, weather forecasts, and schedules.

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The first GMT Master model was issued with ref. 6542, and was a regular Turn-O-Graph ref. 6202. It was produced from 1954-1959, and was pressure proof up to 50 meters (165 feet). The first version of the ref. 6542 had a luminous bakelite bezel insert. However, this bezel soon proved unacceptable, as it easily cracked. Thus, a new metal bezel was introduced in 1956. The first GMT Master is also fondly nicknamed the “Pussy Galore,” as it was famously worn by “Pussy Galore” (actress Honor Blackman) in the James Bond film Goldfinger in 1964.

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In 2005, Rolex released an updated version of the Rolex GMT Master II. The new model features a number of technical changes. Utilizing technology from other designs, Rolex added a larger Triplock crown, originally featured on their divers’ watches. Rolex also utilized their patented Parachrom hairspring. Aesthetically, the new model changed slightly. Featuring a larger case and a new look for the hands and hour markers gave the GMT Master II a fresh, new look. A new bezel, made from extremely hard ceramic material that is designed to be more scratch and fade resistant, was also added. The style of bracelet also changed, incorporating a mix of stainless steel and precious metal.