Baume & Mercier celebrates a certain Clifton

Clifton Chronograph © Baume & Mercier

Following the success enjoyed by last year‘s Clifton launch, Baume & Mercier is adding to the collection this year with, among others, a chronograph and a retrograde date. Further highlights of the year are an original image campaign, scheduled for March, and a new women’s collection that will premiere in June.

At Baume & Mercier, 2013 was all about Clifton, a new Omega Replica watch that swept the board, including for sales which surpassed all expectations. “We were certainly taken by surprise, in the best possible way,” says Alexandre Peraldi, the head of the brand’s Design Studio, speaking at the 2014 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH). “It’s been a rendezvous with success, and on a much broader base than we imagined. Clifton has recruited customers among men and women alike, and across all five continents.” Why quit when you’re ahead? This year the brand is celebrating the first anniversary of an already iconic Replica Watches with new additions to the range, and a message that drives home the values for which it is known.

“This timepiece captures the essence of Baume & Mercier, namely a level of quality and excellence that doesn’t price itself out of reach” notes Chief Executive Alain Zimmermann. “The word ‘price’ comes up in just about every discussion involving the brand. Our ambition is exactly that: to propose a fake Omega watches with substance at an affordable price.” Says Alexandre Peraldi: “We’re in a comfortable position although one that isn’t easy to hold on to. Baume & Mercier is generally the first luxury timepiece a person will buy, for themselves or as a gift, and as their standard of living rises, naturally they will explore other areas. But this also means they will hold a very special memory of the Baume & Mercier watch that first won their hearts.”

The star of the collection: a flying tourbillon

Clifton Retrograde © Baume & Mercier

Accordingly, the image campaign which the brand launches in March will unfold around the idea of celebration and that all-important first Rolex Replica watch; a Baume & Mercier given for a wedding, christening or birthday, and which is for ever remembered as an initiation to Fine Watchmaking. Prior to that, the brand came to the SIHH with two 43mm versions of the Clifton and one 41mm: a chronograph (Valjoux movement), a calendar with day, retrograde date and power reserve (Soprod movement), and a self-winding model with date and small seconds (Sellita movement). They are joined by 30mm self-winding and quartz models (ETA and Ronda movements). The highlight of the 2014 new releases, however, is the Clifton 1892 Flying Tourbillon (Valfleurier movement). Produced as a limited edition of 30, it takes its cue from a Baume & Mercier pocket watch made in 1892 which, after winning the Kew Observatory prize, remained unchallenged in terms of precision for the next decade.

As Alexandre Peraldi confirms, “This isn’t necessarily the type of watch one would expect from Baume & Mercier. We developed it mainly with the Asian market in mind, and for the Watches&Wonders fair which took place in Hong Kong last autumn. We now have to think our collections in such a way we can bring new watches to Geneva but also to Asia. This flying tourbillon also enables us to demonstrate our expertise, and reposition Baume & Mercier within a historical context which these Far East markets are perhaps less familiar with. It was a wonderful challenge and one which I believe we have fulfilled with great elegance.” On the subject of challenges, the next in line will be in June when the brand launches its new women’s collection, a complement to the existing Linea range. This will be an original line, described by Alexandre Peraldi as “classical, elegant bijoux- Fake Watches in two sizes, destined for a younger clientele.” Precisely the clientele who should be putting Baume & Mercier on their aspirational radar as a brand dedicated to fulfilling their desires.

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Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Planétarium Poetic Complication

— The Midnight Planétarium timepiece offers a means of immortalizing one’s own lucky day in the universe, while admiring the course of the planets.


Complication Poétique Midnight Planétarium © Van Cleef & Arpels

Six years after the launch of the Lady Arpels Jour Nuit model, Van Cleef & Arpels once again celebrates celestial orbits by drawing inspiration from the historic tradition of planetariums. Much in vogue in the 18th century, these objects provided a three-dimensional representation of the solar system and the movement of the planets around the sun. Ancestors of modern planetariums, they were animated by hand or using clockwork mechanisms of great complexity. Today, Van Cleef & Arpels revisits this idea in the light of its own poetic imagination: the Midnight Planétarium timepiece offers a means of immortalizing one’s own lucky day in the universe, while admiring the course of the planets.

This new Poetic Complication timepiece provides a miniature representation of the movement of six planets around the sun and their position at any given time. Earth and Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are set in motion thanks to a self-winding mechanical movement of great complexity: equipped with an exclusive module developed in partnership with the Maison Christiaan van der Klaauw, it contains 396 separate parts. The movement of each planet is true to its genuine length of orbit: it will take Saturn over 29 years to make a complete circuit of the dial, while Jupiter will take almost 12 years, Mars 687 days, Earth 365 days, Venus 224 days and Mercury 88 days.

 

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Complication poétique Midnight Planetarium
© Van Cleef&Arpels

 

Telling the time is a simple question of observing the shooting star, a cherished lucky motif for the Maison. Located at the outer edge of the dial, it completes its circuit in 24 hours. The story continues on the back of the Omega Replica watches, where the oscillating weight is engraved with a starry composition. The day, month and year can be set using two push buttons and viewed through two apertures on the dial.

These various functions are accompanied by a poetic invitation to celebrate one’s own lucky day. Using a rotating bezel, the cheap replica Omega watch’s owner can select the day of his choice by positioning a red triangle against a graduated calendar. On that date, the Earth will move to a position directly below the star engraved on the sapphire crystal, as a sign of good luck.

 

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© Van Cleef Arpels Fake Watches UK

 

Van Cleef & Arpels has applied its jewelry-making expertise to depicting the planets with a selection of hard stones: turquoise for the Earth, serpentine for Mercury, chloromelanite for Venus, red jasper for Mars, blue agate for Jupiter and sugilite for Saturn. Intricately sculpted by hand into spheres of different dimensions and colors, they are positioned round a sun in pink gold. Each of these elements, along with the shooting star in pink gold, is fixed on its own aventurine disc.

With their scintillating deep blue hue, the latter are arranged around the center in perfectly concentric alignment.

 

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© Van Cleef & -Arpels Replica Watches

Breitling Replica

Hysek Kilada 41mm tourbillon rose gold

— The Kilada Tourbillon in rose gold plays up transparency to better unveil its technicality.


Kilada 41mm tourbillon or rose © Hysek

Inspired by the Hysek manufacture’s passion for the interplay between light and transparency, this tourbillon Kilada in rose gold combines technicality and classicism. Its red-hued sapphire dial subtly underlines the mechanical silhouettes of its movement.

Self-winding calibre developed and realised exclusively in the workshops of the manufacture, the HW05 movement is made up of 232 components and reveals complex finishing, like a Rose des Vents applied on the black-coated movement plate. This in-house calibre is also characterized by a micro-rotor in gold, positioned on the dial side and facing the flying tourbillon as well as a second one in platinum on the back of the UK Omega Replica watches.

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Hysek HW05 self-winding tourbillon movement.
© Hysek Replica Watches UK

 

The thoroughness of the detail demonstrated by Hysek also lies in the integration of the bracelet in the rose gold case.

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Hublot Fake Watches Geneva Hublot Days

— Hublot Replica Watches UK unveils its 2014 collection at the Grand Hotel Kempinski.


Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Night-Out

From 20th to 24th January 2014, Hublot  is presenting its new timepieces in a private lounge at the Grand Hotel Kempinski. Among them, the Classic Fusion Tourbillon Night-Out, a men’s Omega Replica watches for the evening.

By appointment.

Grand Hotel Kempinski

Quai du Mont-Blanc 19

Geneva