Replica Rolex Explorer II
I think it is also a good sign that right off the bat, Tiffany & Co.'s new watch collection arrives with something for the light of heart. While the Tiffany & Co. CT60 collection of watches for both men and women is predictably handsome and conservative, they are straight-forward in their appeal. The Tiffany & Co. East West collection asks watch lovers to make a decision about whether or not the Tiffany & Co. East West watches are right for them. Because I feel that watches are the types of products that are best when they are communicating something about the people wearing them, I like the idea of the Tiffany & Co. East West being on the wrists of the right people.
The Arnold & Son DTE Double Tourbillon Escapement Dual Time contains the A&S8513 calibre, which is a nickel silver movement with an NAC gray coating. The bridges and wheels are hand chamfered with polished edges, and the screws are bevelled to further enhance the play of light across the many surface finishes. There is a see through sapphire case back and the watch is water resistant to 30 meters. The movement is 37.3mm wide (making the most of the 43.5mm case), 8.35mm thick, and operates at 21,600vph.
Last December during Art Basel 2014, I had a chance to meet and take some photographs of Serena Williams. She was visiting the Audemars Piguet VIP booth at the show, and is a newer ambassador of the brand. What struck me then was how passionate and into watches she seemed. With her recent win at the Australian Open, her 19th grand slam single title, Serena Williams continues her assaults at the record books and further cementing her place as the most dominant player in the past two decades and making a case, arguably, to be considered the best who has ever lived (men or women).
It was interesting to see a watch – especially one with such a unique feature as the Breitling Emergency II has – playing a prominent role in the world's leading motoring show. It was not only a gadget but the device Clarkson and May tried to track down, and hence, in a way, the tool that saved Hammond's life – even though everyone knows that he had not actually been put at risk, of course.
The Calibre 1304 movement is rendered in 18k pink gold (a rare thing even among other luxury watches) and is a beautiful site to behold through the sapphire crystal exhibition caseback on the rear of the watch. The movement contains two mainspring barrels with a total power reserve of 56 hours, and it operates at a frequency of 21,600 (3Hz). My understanding is that while F.P. Journe movements aren't COSC Chronometer certified, the F.P. Journe Chronometre Souverain certainly performs within COSC Chronometer standards.
Inside the watch is one of Panerai's first in-house movements known as the calibre P.3000. Manually wound, this 3Hz frequency manually would movement has a power reserve of three days (72 hours). With just the time displayed in hours and minutes, the dial of the Panerai Radiomir Firenze 3 Days Acciaio PAM604 is about as simple as you can expect - and with that simplicity comes a large degree of elegance. The movement is also very nicely designed and finished being visible through the sapphire crystal caseback window on the rear of the watch.