Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 7200

— The new Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 7200 for Ladies fully focused on hours and minutes.

Calatrava référence 7200, © Patek Philippe

Multitasking is a phenomenon that characterizes modern society. This makes it all the more soothing to have a Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 7200 at hand, a Omega Replica watch UK that opposes the trend and does nothing more than indicate our most precious asset: time. The new Calatrava for ladies reflects the tradition of Patek Philippe’s two-hand Replica Watches UK that concentrate on the essence.

Calatrava référence 7200

Calatrava Ref. 7200. © Patek Philippe

The key prerequisite for the design of the Ref. 7200 is “form follows function”, the Bauhaus philosophy that inspired the gestalt of the first Calatrava timepiece in 1932. The 18K rose gold case of the fake Omega watch is round. Its sole and self-evident objective is to measure time. Two hands, twelve applied rose-gold numerals, and sixty delicate minute markers indicate the time. The flanks of the slender case are rounded, and the straight lugs with screwed strap bars exemplify the iconic “Officer’s” style. The dial features a fine-grained texture with a silky effectand two Poire Stuart hands in rose gold. The face is protected by a scratch-resistant and cambered sapphire-crystal glass.

Calatrava référence 7200

© Patek Philippe

The case back has a sapphire-crystal glass that reveals the ultra-thin, self-winding mechanical movement, Caliber 240, with a 22K gold minirotor fully recessed in the plate. Every movement of the wrist delivers energy to the mainspring barrel. With a height of merely 2.53 mm, it is extremely thin; this is why the case of the Ref. 7200 is so svelte. The bridges, the balance cock, and the gold rotor are decorated with classic Geneva striping, complemented with the sparkle of polished slightly rounded chamfers, a hallmark of Patek Philippe calibers. The main plate is handstippled with perlage. Paired with an innovative Spiromax® hairspring made of Silinvar®, the Gyromax® balance beats at a frequency of 21,600 vph to assure high rate accuracy within a tolerance of -3 to +2 seconds per day. Its frequency adjustment principle, based on asymmetric poising weights, was a Patek Philippe invention for which a patent was granted 60 years ago, and the Spiromax® balance spring is a patented Patek Philippe development as well.

Calatrava référence 7200 calibre 240

Caliber 240. © Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe’s new Ref. 7200 Calatrava ladies’ wrist Replica Watches is worn on a matt pearly beige alligator strap with a rose-gold prong buckle.

De Grisogono kicks off Miami social season with extravagant celebration for Bal Harbour Boutique

Fawaz Gruosi with Sara and Ugo Colombo

Founder and Creative Director Fawaz Gruosi toasted 20 years of De Grisogono success with a private dinner party for 250 Omega Replica Watches UK.

On Thursday, October 24th, 2013, international jeweller Fawaz Gruosi kicked off Miami’s social season and brought one of his signature de Grisogono soirees to Miami Beach. The Founder and Creative Director of the Geneva-based jewellery house best known for the black diamond and its exceptional jewellery and Rolex Replica Watches creations, hosted an extravagant dinner party for 250. Graciously hosted by Mr. Gruosi’s dear friends Ugo and Sara Colombo, the evening celebrated the inauguration of de Grisogono’s boutique in Bal Harbour Shops, which is the second US location for the international jewellery house.

Commemorating 20 years of de Grisogono success, the evening consisted of a special presentation of the 20th Anniversary High Jewellery Collection. As guests entered the starlit courtyard, they were welcomed by an intimate arrangement of rotating vitrines which showed off the seductive and decadent collection. Overlooking the bay, Miami’s glitterati enjoyed a poolside dinner catered by the iconic Casa Tua Restaurant. For entertainment, the Goldsingers, directly from France, dazzled the crowd and kept guests dancing into the morning. As the party came to an end, each guest was given a de Grisogono key. Of the keys gifted, one will unlock a vitrine at the Bal Harbour boutique. The bearer of the key will be treated to one of de Grisogono’s creations, hand-picked by Mr. Gruosi himself.

An international crowd, the guest list for the evening included Maryna Linchuk, Ines Rivero, Fabian and Martina Basabe, Ingrid Hoffman, Barbara Becker, Iran Issa Kahn, Alfredo and Elizabeth Beracasa, Jeff and Yolanda Berkowitz, Oscar Feldenkreis, Nickel Goeske and Veronica Cervera Goeske, Lisa and Lenny Hochstein, Walid and Susie Wahab, Michael Capponi, Jonathan and Criselda Breene, Anthony Kennedy Shriver and Alina Shriver, Hon. Robert and Masha Hanson, Bertil Espegren, Lori Baker, Lara Coppola, Nicola Siervo, and Nicola and Beatrice Schon.

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine small white gold model

— The new Patrimony Contemporaine small white gold model, a Omega Replica watch imagined as a tribute to women, meets the new Hallmark of Geneva requirements.

Vacheron Constantin's Patrimony Contemporaine small white gold model

At the 2013 edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), Vacheron Constantin presented the Patrimony Contemporaine small model in pink gold. This model is now offered in a white gold version.
The Patrimony Contemporaine’s 36 mm-diameter case is embellished by by a bezel set with 68 round-cut diamonds.

Patrimony Contemporaine small white gold model, ref. 85515/CA1G-9841 © Vacheron Constantin

The streamlined applied gold hour-markers, the slender hours and minutes hands as well as the central sweep-seconds hand are curved to follow the outer curve of the dial. A white gold bracelet composed of interlocking links complements the timepiece.
Calibre 2450, a mechanical self-winding movement entirely developed and produced by Vacheron Constantin, is visible through the open caseback.

Patrimony Contemporaine small model’s case back © Vacheron Constantin

The Patrimony Contemporaine small white gold model meets the new Hallmark of Geneva requirements. This quality label underwent important transformations in 2011, meaning that the certification no longer applies to the calibre alone, but instead to the entire fake Omega watches, thereby accentuating its exceptional nature and further enhancing its appeal.

Watchmaking’s Latin American Oscars

SIAR 2013 participants

All work and no play will make anyone a dull boy, so why not offer the art of time measurement a festive evening, and elect the year‘s oustanding Omega Replica watches at the same time? Such is the thinking behind the Tiempo de Relojes awards ceremony, part of the Salón Internacional Alta Relojería (SIAR) in Mexico City. Swatch’s Sistem51, Cartier and Girard-Perregaux were the evening’s big winners.

Over three packed days, the foremost names in Swiss fake Omega watchmaking had gathered under one roof. 1,500 square metres of exhibition space for forty companies, inside the Four Seasons Hotel in Mexico City; the ultimate Latin American watch fair in one of the region’s most strategic countries. Understandably then, participants were impatient to let off steam after these three days of explaining, informing the media, and signing contracts with distributors and clients.

“Now is the time to take part in SIAR”

SIAR 2013: Sotheby’s suite

The ceremony for the Premios Tiempo de Relojes (Tiempo de Relojes awards) was held in the exceptional setting of Estación Indianilla, a former tramcar depot near the city’s historic centre which has been converted into a cultural venue and a museum for the artist Frida Kahlo. Close to two hundred people were in attendance. After Baselworld and the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva, the Salón Internacional Alta Relojería (SIAR) in Mexico City ends the season, and brings together more watchmakers than events in Hong Kong, London or Paris. Interestingly, brands are drawn to Mexico’s immediate periphery. “We recently opened a store in Los Angeles, after launching one in Miami last year. Now is the time to take part in SIAR,” commented François-Paul Journe. This was the inimitable French watchmaker’s first time at the fair, and like everyone else he had no intention of missing the awards ceremony that would lower the curtain on the event for another year. “It’s all been superbly organised,” he enthused. “It’s the ideal place to attract Latin American clients.”

Janek Deleskiewicz, artistic director at Jaeger-LeCoultre, collected the Ladies Watch Prize for the Rendez-Vous Celestial. Julien Kozlowskyj, director of Cartier Mexico, relished the brand’s success in two categories, the Public’s Prize and the Horological Value Prize, for the enigmatic Rotonde Double Mystery Tourbillon. Zosia Drotkowski, director of A. Lange & Söhne Latin America, was all smiles as she stepped up to receive the Grand Complication Prize for the Grand Complication Replica Watches UK. Laurence Verriez, President of Girard-Perregaux and JeanRichard for the LatAm region, was equally delighted to discover that the Constant Escapement had claimed the Concept Watch Prize as well as the Critics’ Prize, presented by journalists from the major Latin American watch magazines. But the biggest surprise of the evening was, without any doubt, the awarding of the Watch of the Year Prize to the Sistem51 by Swatch, a model which at first sight seems far-removed from the canons of luxury watchmaking, but of such great significance that it convinced all the members of the judging panel.

Objectivity and credibility

SIAR 2013: Jaeger-LeCoultre suite

“We created these awards to make SIAR a landmark event that brings together a large proportion of the movers and shakers in high-end Swiss Replica Watches UK for Latin America,” declared Carlos Alonso, founder of both SIAR and the awards’ sponsor, Tiempo de Relojes. “Slowly but surely they have earned a certain esteem. Brands know these prizes are awarded with complete objectivity and give worldwide publicity to their win.” The mechanics are simple: the jury chooses a total number of watches which are then shortlisted to three for each of the eleven prizes. A final vote determines the winner in each category. The said jury comprises respected journalists including Simon de Burton, Paolo de Vecchi, Elizabeth Doerr and Ricardo Balbontin alongside specialists such as Michael Tay. “These awards will continue to exist for as long as they are seen as credible by the majority of players in the segment,” Carlos Alonso commented. “That a watch such as the Sistem51 receives an award has to mean something.” Compared with the other big “competitions” such as the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, Carlos Alonso insists on the fact that the awards presented as part of the SIAR include all brands. “We have to consider all the year’s important models, watches by the likes of Patek Philippe, Rolex, Audemars Piguet or Cartier.”

Champagne, Mexican ceviche, quesadillas and téquila ensured the party went on into the small hours of the night. This was the third year that Pierre Jacques, CEO of De Bethune, had taken part in SIAR, and this time the brand went home with the Revelation of the Year Prize. “Long live Mexico and long live Latin America!” he exclaimed. While stopping short of Asia’s astounding growth, the LatAm region is developing alongside more mature markets such as Europe. The growing popularity of events such as SIAR reflects a rising interest in watches in Latin American countries. This year’s fair, the seventh edition, assembled forty brands from Jaeger-LeCoultre to Vacheron Constantin (which donated a one-off piece for auction), Montblanc, Audemars Piguet, FP Journe and Perrelet, together with a multitude of independent and collaborative projects, some recent and others much older. An exhibition curated by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie on the ties between astronomy and horology drew seasoned collectors and those who are simply curious about replica Omega watches to the Four Seasons Hotel in Mexico City throughout the three days of SIAR, from 1st to 3rd October.

Over 400 journalists covered the event. “Curiously enough, Montblanc gives China and Latin America the same strategic importance,” noted Jérôme Lambert, CEO of Montblanc. Indeed, for many of the thirty-odd CEOs in attendance, SIAR is an ideal opportunity to develop a Latin American alternative. That, and have some fun, possibly the region’s biggest and most characteristic contribution to fine watchmaking. After all, what better way than a party, music, dancing and champagne to celebrate the art of time?