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Swiss Officine Panerai Replica Radiomir 1940 PAM662 and Luminor 1950 PAM663

Probably our favourite new references among the novelties presented by Officine Panerai replica watches at SIHH 2016, the new Replica Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days PAM00662 and Replica Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days PAM00663 faithfully reproduce the original models of 1940s and 1950s with the typical brown dials and Plexiglas crystals.

Replica-Panerai-Luminor-1950-Radiormir-1940-3-DaysAs you may have read in our History of the Panerai Luminor in-depth article, the names Radiomir and Luminor originally referred to the two luminous materials used to achieve visibility at night or underwater.

The first was the Radiomir, a powder based on radium, patented by Guido Panerai in 1916 and used on the dial of the first ever Panerai replica watch in 1936. In the 1940s, with the growing concern and awareness about the radioactivity of radium powder, Panerai patented the Luminor, a new luminous substance based on tritium, some 20 times less radioactive.

Over time, the radium-based powder – and to a lesser extent also tritium – brought a change in the colour of the dials of most vintage replica watches uk, producing the characteristic colour in various nuances.

And the distinctive feature of both the new models is a brown dial which beautifully simulates the discolouring effect caused by the luminous material.  The substance used today to offer night visibility, typical of all Panerai replica watches, is Grade A Super-LumiNova, applied to the incisions made in the dial.

Replica-Panerai-Radiomir-1940-3-Days-PAM00662_dialTo protect the dial, the crystal is made not of sapphire glass but of lightly cambered Plexiglas, as in the vintage examples where the crystal was made of polymethylacrylate. The hands too reproduce those of the period Panerai replica watches and the OP reference is engraved between the lugs, exactly as it was in the historic models.

In terms of case design, the new Radiomir 1940 3 Days is directly inspired to the model known to collectors by the reference 6154 and the name “Egiziano Piccolo”, of which only 30/40 examples were produced on request of the Egyptian Navy in 1954.

Replica-Panerai-Luminor-1950-3-Days-PAM00663_frontThe new model, updated to meet the current standards of high quality sports replica watchmaking, uses the Replica Panerai Radiomir 1940 case (with the lugs formed from the block of the case itself) in the historic size of 47 mm and it is made of AISI 316L stainless steel with a polished finish.

Also crafted from AISI 316L stainless steel and with a 47 mm diameter, the other special edition created by Officine Panerai is the new Luminor 1950 3 Days, immediately recognisable by the bridge-shaped device with its locking lever which exercises a light pressure on the winding crown to protect it from accidental shocks and to help ensure the fake watch’s water-resistance.

Replica-Panerai-Luminor-1950-3-Days-PAM00663_frontThis crown-protecting device completed the evolution from Radiomir to Luminor and was patented in Italy in 1955, although adopted years before.

The hand-wound P.3000 calibre, entirely made in the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel, is visible through the sapphire porthole on the back of the new replica watches.

Replica-Panerai-Radiomir-1940-3-Days-PAM00662_backThe P.3000 calibre has two spring barrels delivering a power reserve of three days and it is here presented with a new appearance characterised by four brush-finished bridges – including the one with twin supports which secures the balance oscillating at a frequency of 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations per hour) – to protect the movement.

Replica-Panerai-Luminor-1950-3-Days-PAM00663_movA useful device enables the hour hand to be swiftly and accurately adjusted forward or backward,without interfering with the running of the minute hand.

Both models are supplied with a Ponte Vecchio strap in brown leather with visible ecru sewing, the heat engraved OP logo and a tongue buckle in polished steel.

The wood box of the Panerai replica watches online also contains a spare Plexiglas crystal. The  replica watch is water-resistant to 10 bar (100 metres / 330 feet).

Two Special Editions of 1,000 examples each, the Radiomir 1940 3 Days (PAM00662) and the Luminor 1950 3 Days (PAM00663) have a price of Euro 9,500/US$ 9,800 and Euro 9,900/US$ 10,200 respectively.

New Replica Vacheron Constantin Fabuleaux Ornaments Watches Collection

Métiers d’Arts have just escalated in elegance and sophistication thanks to Vacheron Constantin replica watches and the all-new  Fabuleaux Ornements collection of timepieces unveiled at this year’s SIHH. The series celebrates the decorative arts of different cultures ranging from Chinese embroidery, to Ottoman architecture, Indian manuscripts and French Lacework.

Replica Vacheron Constantin Fabuleux OrnementsThe collection, first launched two years ago, features four models — each combining amazing artistic crafts and technical prowess and each bearing the Hallmark of Geneva. The watches are all powered by the  in-house-made hand-engraved ultra-thin 117-part movement, caliber 1003 SQRH2.

The Chinese embroidery version is crafted in 18-karat gold with a dial that is stone (jade) cloisonné with sculpted mother of pearl (and one pink opal) hand-engraved leaves and stems. The dear replica watches uk is bedecked with 145 round-cut diamonds weighing about 2.4 carats. Just 20 pieces will be made. hand-engraved movement: calibre ultra-thin 1003 in 18K gold. The finesse of the front-facing décor is precise to the nearest tenth of a millimetre, while on the back Vacheron Constantin has opted for an exclusively chamfered and hand-drawn finish that preserves a restrained appearance.

Vacheron Constantin Replica Fabuleux OrnementsThe Indian Manuscript watch is recognized by its Grand Feu Champleve enamel and hand engravings, while the Ottoman Architectures displays hand chamfering and gold grid work with half-pearl beads. The  “French lacework” watch features a translucent hand-guilloché Grand Feu enamelled dial and the watch is set with garnet-colored sapphires and diamonds.

The newest Replica Vacheron Constantin Fabuleaux Ornaments watches are a stunning site to behold and a perfect representation of Vacheron Constantin’s art and mastery.

SIHH 2016 Novelties From Replica IWC Schaffhausen Watches

We knew IWC would revamp its Pilot collection this year. That much was clear when the brand, known to work on a single collection at a time, unveiled two vintage inspired Pilot replica watches earlier this month: the Big Pilot’s Heritage Replica Watch 55 & 48. What we didn’t know was the identity of the other Pilots in the 2016 line-up…until now. So what’s new? The usual suspects are back but IWC has made room for a few incredible surprises. The Mark line-up gets a new brother, with the addition of the Mark XVIII, while the Spitfire and the Big Pilot welcome a number of new additions, including the return of new Top Gun. Finally, IWC presents a brand new reference: the Timezoner. Here are the highlights from the 2016 collection.

Replica Big Pilot’s Heritage Watch 55 (Ref. IW510401)

IWC-manufactured calibre: 98300
Frequency: 18,000 A/h | 2.5 Hz
Jewels: 18
Power reserve: 46 h
Winding: Hand-wound
Materials: Titanium case, black dial, brown calfskin strap, titanium pin buckle
Glass: Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 6 bar
Diameter: 55 mm
Height: 13.5 mm

Replica Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph (REF. IW395001)

IWC replica-manufactured calibre: 89760
Frequency: 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
Jewels: 39
Power reserve: 68 h
Winding: Automatic
Materials: Stainless-steel case, black dial, black calfskin strap by Santoni, stainless-steel folding clasp
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 6 bar
Diameter: 45 mm
Height: 16.5 mm

Replica Big Pilot’s Watch Top Gun (REF. IW502001)

IWC-manufactured calibre: 51111
Frequency: 21,600 A/h | 3 Hz
Jewels: 42
Power reserve: 7 days (168 h)
Winding: Automatic
Materials: Ceramic case, black dial, black calfskin strap (embossed), stainless-steel folding clasp, blasted
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 6 bar
Diameter: 46 mm
Height: 15 mm

Replica Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Digital Date- Month Spitfire (Ref. IW379108)

IWC-manufactured calibre: 89801
Frequency: 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
Jewels: 51
Power reserve: 68 h
Winding: Automatic
Materials: Stainless-steel case, slate-coloured dial, brown calfskin strap by Santoni, stainless-steel folding clasp
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 6 bar
Diameter: 46 mm
Height: 17.5 mm

Replica Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Edition “Le Petit Prince” REF. IW502701

IWC-manufactured calibre: 52850
Frequency: 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
Jewels: 36
Power reserve: 7 days (168 h)
Winding: Automatic
Materials: 18-carat red gold case, blue dial, dark brown calfskin strap by Santoni, 18-carat red gold folding clasp
Glass: Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 6 bar
Diameter: 46 mm
Height: 15.5 mm