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Each one of the turbines has 15 curved vanes which might be machined from solid aluminum

Le 2 mars 2015, 07:29 dans Humeurs 0

Each one of the turbines has 15 curved vanes which might be machined from solid aluminum A gear train drives the turbines by way of the automatic repiica cartier santos winding rotor. It’s rather neat that aerodynamic principles guide certain functions within this watch. Vigorous wrist-movement will increase turbine rotation and, thus, air-friction as a function of the velocity of the vanes. During such instances of elevated winding, increased drag in the turbines will counteract excessive speed – thereby reducing wear. A final aesthetic touch is the flying tourbillon dome in the center of the HM6. The crown at 9 o’clock actuates a protective shield around the tourbillon, much like a titanium eyelid. This protects the engine’s lubrication oils from oxidizing in the presence of excess UV light. The HM6 is especially striking in the metal and exudes the detail-oriented, haute quality that you'd expected from Büsser. The sapphire case back reveals the classic battle-axe replica cartier Ballon Bleu platinum winding rotor and a glimpse of the 475 other components that go into the movement, which has a power reserve of 72 hours. While its dimensions are by no means small (49.5mm x 52.3 mm x 20.4mm), like all other MB&Fs it likely wears smaller (and lighter, given the titanium construction) than it looks. It has pivoted lugs that enable the strap to hug the wrist, and it likely doesn’t fight the cuff much more than your average, modern-sized diver. As far as the cosmos theme is concerned, it’s evident that MB&F got it just right. The HM6’s curves evoke images of everything from space helmets to intergalactic travel, as it has come to be known on the silver screen of course. (Side note: it was a bizarre coincidence to write this article only moments after watching a trailer for the film Interstellar – also being released this week.) The MB&F HM6 Space Pirate in Grade 5 titanium will be released in a limited edition of 50 pieces at the price of $230,000.


Le 2 mars 2015, 07:24 dans Humeurs 0

MOVADO ST. CHRISTOPHER RELIGIOUS COIN WATCH This small sterling-silver coin timepiece is engraved: "To Our Chief Truman Dem. Club Xmas 1952" on the inner cover. Both sides of the coin read "St. Christopher Protect Us" and show an image of St. Christopher with Jesus on his back crossing the river. St. Christopher is the patron saint of travelers, so it was possibly meant to be something to accompany him when traveling. I've said it before and I'll say it again, the watch auction world is a fascinating one. In no other part of the industry can fortunes change as quickly with the coming and going of specialists and experts. The auction world is incredibly personal, and consigning and bidding is often done via personal contacts with auction house representatives who have, over time, gained the trust replica breitling Transocean of these clients. Until the winter of last year, Mr. Aurel Bacs was the international head of watches for Christie's, the undisputed leader in vintage watch sales bringing Christie's yearly sales to over $130,000,000 from less than $8,000,000 in less than a decade. And then, after truly triumphant results in the likes of the Rolex Daytona: Lesson One sale, he stepped down. It was unclear why, what he would do or where he would go. All we knew is that the giant of the high-end vintage watch world was making a change, and today, exclusively on HODINKEE, we know what that change is. First, it is important to understand who Aurel Bacs is. Aurel is Swiss German, and speaks fluent French, English, German, and Italian. And when I say fluent, I don't mean lying in a job interview type of fluency, but rather switching between languages mid-lot depending on who is bidding type of fluency. To see Aurel in action is truly a spectacle of precision. He is as sharp as the sharpest tack, as quick as they come, and a masterful orator. Above all else, he truly loves and knows watches replica breitling bentley. A statement like this might be obvious, but I can tell you firsthand, there are several watch experts at major houses who to me don't even appear to enjoy timepieces, and further, have gaping holes in their knowledge about timepieces. While Patek Philippe and Rolex are certainly Aurel's expertise (they should be, considering the two make up more than 80% of the high-end watch auction industry), he is just as tuned into the pricing of modern rare A. Lange & Söhne, Longines 13ZN's, and vintage IWC Aquatimers.