Blancpain Villeret Grande Date

For the first time in the Villeret Collection, Blancpain’s most classical timepieces, Blancpain is offering the complication of a grand date. Both elegant and practical, Blancpain’s grand date employs two side-by-side windows for a display affording optimal readability.

When Blancpain’s Swiss replica watchmakers conceived the caliber 6950, they had as their objective to maximize legibility of the date, while at the same time enabling an instant change at midnight. At the same time, they set out to ensure that the mechanism would not significantly increase the movement’s profile. The result: an automatic movement with two mainspring barrels and a date mechanism designed to resist shocks. It further distinguishes itself with its free sprung balance with a silicium spiral and regulated by gold regulation screws. Fully having proven its capacities, this is the movement that powers the new Villeret Grande Date timepiece.

This new timepiece fits harmoniously within Blancpain’s classical Villeret collection. The timepieces within the Villeret line express the timeless values of traditional replica watchmaking with their understated refined design. Key Villeret signature elements have been woven into this newest timepiece with its red gold 40 mm double pomme case, opaline dial with applied Roman numerals, red gold hands, date display at 6 o’Clock, and a clear sapphire caseback offering a view of the finishing of the movement and its honeycomb-pattern oscillating weight. Completing the ensemble is a chocolate brown alligator strap.

Three Things to Know About the Patek Philippe Chiming Jump Hour

The ornate, double-dialed Grandmaster Chime has dominated coverage of Patek Philippe’s 175th anniversary, which the brand marked last year. It is an amazing timepiece that makes a big statement. The Swiss fake watches we’re going to look at today is its counterpoint. With one dial and two hands, it appears to be the paradigm of simplicity, but it’s not.

The Patek Philippe Chiming Jump Hour is one of the timepieces Patek Philippe has created to celebrate its 175th anniversary. Bearing Reference 5275P-001, it will be produced in a limited edition of 175 pieces, priced at SFr. 310,000. As the name indicates, this watch offers a jumping hour display with minutes and small seconds, and it strikes a single chime at the top of each hour. Let’s take a look at why this cheap replica watches is much more than meets the eye.

patek chiming jump hour

1. Complexity and Rarity

The old adage about not judging a book by its cover was written for the Chiming Jump Hour. If you don’t think a watch that looks this simple can be complex, consider this number: 438. That’s how many parts there are in the movement. Remember, this best Swiss replica watches displays hours, minutes, and seconds, and it strikes a single chime at the top of each hour. That’s it. Compare the parts count with (apparently) much more complicated Patek Philippe Caliber R TO 27 PS found in the Ref. 5539. That movement offers central hours and minutes, small seconds, a minute repeater and a tourbillon, and it contains 336 parts – 102 fewer than the Chiming Jump Hour. That gives you a sense of the 5275P’s hidden complexity. As we’ll discuss below, most of the complexity is due to the fact that all three time displays are of the jumping variety – a so-called “triple-jump” timepiece.

Now consider that this entirely new, highly complex movement, that took four years to develop and that has four patents, will be used exclusively in the Chiming Jump Hour, which is a limited edition of 175 pieces. That so much effort would be invested in a movement that will appear only once, in a limited-edition timepiece, is remarkable.

patek chiming jump hour

2. Energy Management

Striking and jumping complications are power-hungry, and this replica Montblanc watches has four of them. Most repeating watches employ a second mainspring to power the strikes. Most jumping displays employ separate springs to store and release energy. Yet the Chiming Jump Hour has only a one mainspring, and a small spring for the jumping seconds. The chime, the jumping hours (displayed on a heavy disk), and jumping minutes are all powered by the lone mainspring, yet the power reserve is a healthy 48 hours.

Patek accomplished this with a combination of new and patented mechanisms, and with modern materials. Specifically, the lever and the wolf-tooth wheel in the jumping seconds system are made from Silinvar, Patek’s version of silicon. The material is extremely light and almost friction free, so it saps very little energy. We’ll discuss the springless-jumping displays in the next section. Patek’s achievement is such that even with a single mainspring, the Chiming Jump Hour offers a 48-hour power reserve. This is especially remarkable when you consider that at the top of each hour, the chime strikes while the hours, minutes and seconds jump simultaneously.

patek chiming jump hour

3. Synchrony

When the hands on a traditional Swiss replica watches uk circle the dial, you don’t even think about whether they all cross 12 at precisely the same moment. However when hands jump instantly, the eye will catch even a tiny discrepancy in the motion. To make sure the Chiming Jump Hour’s hands jump at precisely the same moment, Patek had to devise a new mechanism, and it is protected by another patent.

Patek says that the mechanisms it devised not only store the energy required to make the jumps, but they also synchronize the jumps. The fourth wheel (seconds hand) carries a snail cam that allows a ruby pallet to drop over the cam’s peak after each full revolution. Via a lever, this briefly releases the center wheel (minutes hand), allowing it to turn clockwise by six degrees concurrently with the fourth wheel. The center and fourth wheels advance at the same moment, so the seconds and minutes hands jump simultaneously.

patek chiming jump hour

Ballon Bleu de Cartier Vibrating Setting watch

Cartier’s long and illustrious history allows the jeweller to draw on more than 160 years of jewellery expertise. It is a craft elevated to great Art by the daring and style of its creations and by ambitious designs that constantly stimulate technical innovation.

Throughout its history, Cartier has created surprises, broken with tradition and challenged accepted truths while strengthening its expertise.

Why not use platinum? How do you adjust a bracelet to hold the watch as close as possible to the wrist? Is it possible to make the Swiss replica watches sale hands float freely? The answers are found in the Garland style, the folding clasp and the mystery clocks.

With the invention of a revolutionary setting, Cartier starts a new chapter of its best Swiss replica watchmaking and jewellery history.

There are many links between jewellery and cheap replica watchmaking, with discoveries shared and developed within the two fields. At the end of the 19th century, the so-called “trembling setting” technique was introduced, enabling Cartier to let its diamonds move freely without restraint. Today, this has inspired Cartier’s ground-breaking Vibrating Setting, an utterly feminine and modern creation.

Diamonds that scintillate on the wrist like never before

This magical version of the Ballon Bleu de Cartier replica watches is designed to reveal the energy within the diamonds. It sparkles with brilliance yet radiates a gentle softness. The Vibrating Setting is truly revolutionary. Cartier has made several patent applications for this ingenious invisible system which brings precious stones to life and makes the diamonds gleam and pulsate like the beating of a heart.

The effect is amazing, like a wave of light in a constant state of change. It is the magical feeling of wearing a piece of living jewellery that throbs with the natural vibrations of the diamonds.

This captivating version of the Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch is fitted with the extra-thin movement 430 MC, a true insider’s secret for women who recognise beautiful Swiss replica watchmaking.

Swiss watch exports in 2014

The year 2014 came to a close in a more difficult context for the Swiss watch industry, however exports by the sector continued to grow. The annual result recorded a total value of 22.2 billion francs, corresponding to an increase of 1.9% compared to 2013. As in 2013, which recorded exactly the same rate of growth, 2014 will have been a year of consolidation at a high level. Mention must be made however of the negative trend observed in November and December, linked to the autumn events in Hong Kong and the decline of the Chinese market.

Watch exports remained positive over the year, despite a gradual loss of momentum. While the first half- year saw an increase in value of 3.1%, growth was only 0.8% in the second half. Meanwhile the fourth quarter was marginally negative, with a decline of -0.3%. Even if this downturn is not hugely significant in itself, the emerging trend in recent months points to a more difficult situation for Swiss replica watches sale exports, not to mention serious consequences attributable to the strength of the franc.

In an environment which is clearly less robust, forecasts have been revised. In 2015, cheap replica watches uk exports are expected to remain stable in relation to 2014. Exchange rate fluctuations in particular will continue to be monitored closely and the results of the first months of 2015 will be decisive in assessing the general situation.


Exports by the best Swiss fake watches industry consisted essentially of wristwatches. With a value of 21.0 billion francs, these accounted for nearly 95% of total exports. This result exceeded that of 2013 by 1.7%. In parallel, the number of timepieces exported also rose by 1.7%. Thus, 28.6 million watches left Switzerland in 2014, almost half a million more than in 2013.

Growth was buoyed by mechanical watches, which recorded upturns both in value and volume terms (+3.4% and +8.8% respectively). They accounted for just over a quarter of timepieces exported and generated nearly 80% of sales. Quartz new replica watches uk stagnated in volume terms (-0.9%) and lost several points in terms of value (-4.1%).

The main materials progressed uniformly by value, staying very close to the sector average. In volume terms, steel, which accounted for more than one in every two Swiss replica watches for men exported, registered the same high level as in 2013. For the year as a whole, the category of other materials rose sharply by volume (+14.7%), whereas the category of other metals recorded a steep downturn (-19.4%). These contrasting trends offset one another, resulting in an overall increase of 1.7%.

Among the different price segments, growth was a common feature of 2014. Watches costing less than 200 francs (export price) accounted for half the rise in volumes. The 200-500 franc category slowed its rate of growth but remained the most dynamic of’s replica watches between 500 and 3,000 francs remained relatively stable compared to 2013. The higher-price segment rose by 2.7% (in value and volume terms) and contributed greatly to the increase in total value.

The American continent (+4.5%) recorded above-average growth, thanks mainly to the United States (+6.2%) where the rate of growth was higher still. Asia recorded an upturn of 2.8%, albeit with disparities between markets. Hong Kong (-0.0%) attained the same level as in 2013. The leading market for best luxury replica Swiss watches exports staged a recovery in the first half-year, but showed little movement in the second half, before hitting a wall at the end of the period. On a broader scale, China showed the same profile however the final result was negative (-3.1%). Despite a slowdown which took effect in September, Japan (+15.2%) ended the year with an excellent result. Middle Eastern markets also registered strong increases, however the best performer was South Korea (+18.5%) which continued to surge ahead.

After a neutral first half-year, Europe ended the period with a decline of 1.2%. Not all markets followed the same trend. Italy remained stable (+0.5%), whereas Germany (-6.4%) and France (-6.0%) recorded downturns of similar magnitude. The United Kingdom (+2.3%) and Spain (+9.8%) recorded above par results, while Russia (-1.2%) ended the year slightly below its 2013 level.

Timepiece Timeline: Top 10 Milestones from 10 Years of Greubel Forsey Watches

Greubel Forsey, the boutique luxury replica watches brand specializing in complicated watches with multiple tourbillons, marked its 10th anniversary in 2014. Though it still produces only around 100 pieces per year, the Greubel Forsey watch brand has come a long way since its memorable debut at the 2004 Baselworld watch fair, and can look back on a decade of milestones. Here are the top 10.

2004: The Double Tourbillon 30° Marks the Foundation of the Greubel Forsey brand

Frenchman Robert Greubel and Englishman Stephen Forsey team up to astound the watch world at that year’s Baselworld watch fair with a tourbillon cheap replica watches uk of a type that no one had experienced before: it had two tourbillon cages, rotating at two speeds on two separate axes, with the inner cage set at an angle to the outer one. The groundbreaking timepiece, called the Double Tourbillon 30°, established the fledgling Greubel Forsey brand as an independent to be reckoned with.Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon 30 Vision

2007: Debut of the Double Tourbillon 30° “Secret” and Tourbillon 24 Secondes

Greubel Forsey created a more subdued version of its double tourbillon watch in 2006, eschewing the openworked dial that showed off the two tourbillons in favor of hiding them behind a more traditional dial, thus keeping the groundbreaking mechanism a “secret.” The other big debut that year was the first Greubel Forsey watch with only one tourbillon, the Greubel Tourbillon 24 Secondes. But the single tourbillon cage in that Swiss replica watches uk was far from traditional: it was not only inclined as in previous Greubel Forsey tourbillons, but was also superfast, making a complete rotation every 24 seconds.

Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon 30 Secret

Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes

2008: Greubel-Forsey doubles down with the first Quadruple Tourbillon à Differentiel

After five years of development, and after presenting a prototype model to the watch press in 2005, Greubel Forsey unveiled its second “fundamental invention,” the Quadruple Tourbillon à Differentiel. (The Double Tourbillon was the first and the Tourbillon 24 Secondes was the third.) The new replica watches sale includes a total of four tourbillons — two double tourbillons, to be exact, with the inner two inclined as in the Double Tourbillon. Also as in the Double Tourbillon, The cages rotate once per minute (inner) and every four minutes (outer); Greubel Forsey added a differential between the two tourbillons to distribute energy between them. A “secret” version of the Quadruple Tourbillon à Differentiel would soon follow.

Greubel Forsey Quadruple Tourbillon a Differentiel

Greubel Forsey Quadruple Tourbillon Secret

2009: Opening of the new ultra-modern Greubel Forsey manufacture outside La Chaux-de-Fonds

As part of its efforts to become a more streamlined manufacture, Greubel Forsey, which had been doing its manufacturing across eight workshops scattered throughout La Chaux-de-Fonds, consolidated and its operations into a new facility, consisting of an 18th-century farmhouse and a new, wedge-shaped building (below) in the Jura Mountains, made mostly of glass and equipped with eco-friendly features.

Greubel Forsey manufacture - exterior

2009: Greubel Forsey joins the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH)

Greubel Forsey’s association with the Richemont luxury group — which began when Richemont acquired a 20% share of the company in 2006 —  meant that it would leave behind the crowded halls of Baselworld and become one of the very select handful of watch brands that exhibit their wares at the other major Swiss fake watches for men fair, Geneva’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), beginning in 2009. As many as 1,000 journalists visit Greubel Forsey’s luxurious, 240-square-meter booth each year.

Greubel Forsey SIHH booth

2010: Greubel Forsey’s Double Tourbillon 30° Edition Historique wins the Aiguille d’Or at the Geneva Grand Prix

Greubel Forsey walked away with top honors at the annual Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève — basically, the watch world’s Oscars — when its Double Tourbillon 30° Edition Historique was awarded the prestigious “Aiguille d’Or” (“golden hand”) for best Swiss replica watches in all categories. The Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon 30° Edition Historique, a limited edition of 11 pieces in rose gold and 11 pieces in platinum, boasts not only the inclined double tourbillon but curved plates on the dial and case sides with minuscule, intricately engraved text relating the brand’s history.

Greubel Forsey Double Tourbilon 30 Edition Historique

2011: Opening of the Greubel Forsey Time Art Gallery in Shanghai

When Greubel Forsey decided to open its own gallery, it did so in a way that honored its founders’ concept of watchmaking as art. The Greubel Forsey Time Art Gallery, located at 18 Bund in Shanghai, is devoted to three themes: to exhibit and showcase the special attributes of the Greubel Forsey watch collection; to unveil collaborative pieces such as the Art Piece 1 (more on which below); and to exhibit significant men’s replica watches by other independent watchmakers who share Greubel Forsey’s vision of traditional watchmaking, such as Philippe Dufour (again, more below) and Vianney Halter.

Greubel Forsey Time Art Gallery

2011: The Double Tourbillon 30° Technique wins the International Chronometry Competition

Another evolution of the Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon garnered another coveted watch-industry honor in 2011. The Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon 30° Technique took first prize in the International Chronometry Competition, held at the Museum of Horology in Le Locle, Switzerland, which judges timepieces on their timekeeping precision. Scoring 915 points out of a possible 1,000, the Breitling replica watches sale triumphed in both the tourbillon category and the overall category, besting 17 other timepieces entered in the competition.

Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon Technique

2012: Greubel Forsey launches the “Birth of a Watch” project with Philippe Dufour

Independent watchmaker Philippe Dufour, a name well known to watch connoisseurs, is participating in Greubel Forsey’s ambitious “Le Garde Temps, la Naissance d’une Montre,” project — a mission to preserve the knowledge and practice of traditional watchmaking practices that are in danger of being lost to industrialization. The project involves the creation of a new replica watches uk, from sketches to finished piece, using a blend of traditional and ancestral horological techniques, and recording it for posterity so the techniques may be preserved and passed on to a new generation of watchmakers. interested watch aficionados will be able to follow the creation of the watch, headed up by watchmaker Michel Boulanger, via a blog (at with project updates and 3D films.

Watchmaker Michel Boulanger

2013: The Greubel Forsey Art Piece 1 debuts at SIHH

To create its first “Art Piece,” Greubel Forsey secured the talents of miniaturist sculptor Willard Wigan, who in the past has created sculptural works embedded in the eye of a needle and perched on the head of a pin. For Greubel Forsey’s Art Piece 1, which is also equipped with the 30° inclined double tourbillon, Wigan crafted an incredible micro-sculpture of a ship, positioned within the 2015 cheap replica watches UK interior and visible through a magnifying-glass crown at 9 o’clock. Very few editions of the Art Piece will be made, each with its own unique micro-sculpture and, as you’d expect, priced for maximum exclusivity, at over $1 million each.

Greubel Forsey Art Piece 1