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Top 5 Gold Watches

16 Apr

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Gold watch represents status and wealth in a best possible wrist fashion. These Replica watches Reviews will help you to know about the top five gold watches. Watch manufacturers use gold a case material for the practical reasons in a serious historic sense. As a metal, gold has some interesting properties from being easily machined to heavily tarnish- resistant which is perfectly polish-able. Mixing gold with other metals in order to produce alloys reveals the best beneficial properties of gold with the toughness of such metals. Most of the gold cased watches feature 14k or 18k gold. 18k gold watches are a recent phenomenon. It became popular in early 1980s, when gold price rose which allowed the watch makers to add extra gold and also increase the prices of gold watches.

Gold watches have interesting history in the business world. During the 20th century, the goal of many people was to work for many years at Watch Company and receive a gift of gold watch on the retirement. Gold watch worn by business people and professionals is an indicator of status and success. Gold watches have similar cultural and social valve, though the importance in the luxury watch industry has been changed due to various types of interesting materials. Indeed every fashion lover wants to own a classy gold watch across different cultures. Here is a list of top five gold watches that you will love to wear on your wrist.

1.    Rolex President

The genuine name of Rolex President is “Day-Date” but generally people call it as the President. The name President has been given to the watch because few United States Presidents wore Day-Date and thus the name stuck. Today, you can own the Rolex President in traditional 36mm wide size and also the modern 41mm wide size with the Day-Date ll models. All Rolex Day-Date (President) watches are available in precious metal gold cases along with variations on terms of their dials and diamonds decoration. The price of President Model’s like218235 starts from $37,550.

2.    Bulova Accu-Swiss Percheron 24k Gold

The Bulova Accu-Swiss “First Edition of the Joseph Bulova Collection” was introduced in 2014 and probably the least known brand in our top ten gold watches list. The watch features very interesting strap which is the combination of crocodile with titanium rivets along with black steel Milanese inner bracelet. Surely you don’t know that it is world’s first watch with 24k gold case (others contain 18k gold). The case of the watch is more than 99.99% pure gold which a gift to serious gold lovers is. Bulova developed a special forging process to make gold hard enough for the watch case material. The highly limited timepiece has a simple Swiss automatic movement and the price starts at $42,000.

3.    Omega Speedmaster 57 Co-Axial Chronograph watch

Probably this is the world’s most iconic functional sports watch produced in all gold case and bracelet. This unique mixture communicates status and sensibility at the same time. There are various versions of Omega Speedmaster and most of them are available in 18k gold. The new Speedmaster 57 Co-Axial Chronograph model has few attractive features that include an in-house made Omega mechanical chronograph movement with 41.5mm wide case. This model is available in both 18k yellow and rose gold. The Speedmaster 57 Co-Axial models (ref 331.50.42.51.02.001) price starts from $36,000.

4.    Breguet Type XXll

This sports watch was originally meant for military pilots. Another modern and a bit large version is Type XXl and Type XXll with enchanting chocolate brown face perfectly matched to 18k rose-gold case. Breguet Type XXll contains a quality 10Hz operating chronograph movement which is rare with both matching bracelet and gold case. This elegant, masculine, sporty and timeless (ref 388oBR/Z2/RXV) is priced at $55,500.

5.    Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 41mm

The watch was first produced by the company in 1970s and the goal was to make it a high end steel sports watch with price of gold watch. The Royal Oak 41mm has been made with 18k gold and the price is $50, 500.

The Wristwatch Reviews- Rolex Submariner

24 Mar

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Professional diving watches such as Rolex Submariner are popular for their perfect time keeping ability in deep waters. In these Replica Rolex Reviews, we will share the reviews about the Rolex Submariner which will help to know about the perfect diving watch. The Rolex Submariner has the honor of first professional diving watch that was produced the Swiss master in 1953. The main designer of the watch Jacques Cousteau was a diving enthusiast and also served in the Navy before watch making. Being a professional diver, he was well aware about the necessities of a reliable diving watch. So the Rolex Submariner has following features:

Clear visibility in deep water with high contrast ratio black dial and big luminous hands.

Good water proof, antimagnetic and anti-collision structure.

Perfect corrosion resistance in different temperatures.

The first generation submariner with Ref. 6204 was slight different from 6202 and 6204 which was water resistant to 100m. The simple hand was changed with a “Mercedes-Benz” hand. During the same period, Rolex introduced 6205 models with a Submariner words on its dial. 6200 which was produced in 1954-1956 was the special edition of the Rolex Submariner. The difference between this model and other ones were the Roman numeral hour markers at 3, 6 and 9. The second generation came with the introduction of Ref. 6538 with same iconic “Mercedes-Benz” hand. The case diameter of 6538 model was increased to 38mm with Cal. 1030 Butterfly Rotor movement which had passed the COSC test and was the best movement at the time. “+” was changed into “BREVET” words below the “Crown” logo. The most notable aspect of the models was the water resistance to 200M.

Jean Piccard and Auguste made a new submarine diving record when they dived to 3150 meters in 1953. At the same time, Rolex Submariner was born and was used in a diving adventure in 600 meters. Casino Royale was broadcasted on 21 October 1954 which was the first time when 007 appeared on the screen. The main character Barry Nelson wore the Rolex Submariner which was released a year ago. Sean Connery also wore the watch in Dr.No but Rolex didn’t want to sponsor him. So the director had to lend its own NATO strap Submariner to the actor. It is due to this fact that people nowadays change the original Oyster bracelet of Submariner into a NATO cloth strap.

Ref 5508 (1958-1965) was the third generation Submariner with a Cal. 1530, 37mm diameter case and was water resistant to 100 meters. But the price was higher from the previous models and also had a red version “Submariner” words on the dial. The radioactivity increased due to the change of luminescent material. The 5510 was produced for only two years and was water resistant to 200 meters.

Rolex Submariner reached to its fourth generation with ref. 5512. The new models had various differences from the previous versions.

The bezel’s material was changed into solid steel from mixed rubber.

The bezel’s flutings were widened and were much bigger than previous models.

The crown of the Submariner was smashed in an accident in late 50’s, so guards on the both sides of the crown were added which is still in use.

A waterproof apron was added on the tube.

Beneath the “Crown” logo, there were three round points which were used as sports model sign.

Bracelet was prominently improved.

The case diameter was improved into a genuine sports watch size 39.5mm. The Cal. 1750 was used in 5512 which was the most advanced product of Rolex at that time. Due to its durability and accuracy, it has still a good reputation.

Ref. 5513 was a bit cheap version of 5512 with quite long lifeline and also with large production. The previous luminous markers were free from frames but later on they were equipped with frames but not metal ones. 1530 movement was used in 5513 model which was then switched to 1520 movement after few years. 5513’s military version was ref. 5517 that featured canvas military strap with much stronger sword hands but the price was very expensive. IOS (International Organization for Standardization made detailed requirements on the specifications of diving watch during the production of 5513. Here are the details which were published on July 1, 1981.

The watch must be readable in the dark from 25cm distance with proper time identification with time span on the bezel.

The timepiece must be DC anti-magnetic for more than 60 Gauss.

Even if it falls from 1 meter height on a hard word, it must not get any damage.

Plus 20kg resistance to external force.

The watch must work properly after immersing it in 3% salt water for at-least 24 hours.

The watch must have the ability to withstand 40 C -5 C -40 C temperature cycle.

1 and 5 graduation must be clear on the bezel

Can act properly under 30cm depth of water

Can withstand 12.5 atmospheric air pressure after testing for 20 minutes in water.

Added helium must be present in the watch to keep proper timing in the dark

A diving watch must have above requirements but watch such as Submariner is a professional and rare diving watch.

Ref. 1680 was one of the earliest models of Submariner with date function. Cal. 1570 movement was used in 1680 with water resistance to 200M and the production lasted from 1965 to 1980. Famous “Red Sub” was another model of 1680 that was loved worldwide by watch fans. Ref 16800 featured a sapphire crystal and was water resistant to 300 meters. The watch was equipped with 3035 movement and was also more stable and accurate than other models. In 1989, 168000 was produced but soon it was replaced with 16610 immediately.

Submariner was produced for the exploration of underwater world with special features. In-fact Submariner was not as spectacular as Daytona and also not had many functions but it was a gift for adventurers with powerful practical valve. 5513 was discontinued in 1989 and modern Submariner with ref 14060 emerged. Sapphire crystal was used to prevent the scratches and other damages that were caused in sports. But the hard brittle characteristic was not good enough to prevent collision. The new Rolex no date mechanism with Cal. 3030 was produced in 2001 that replaced 3000 and the previous model 14060 was renamed to 14060M. The newest Submariner Date with 300 meters waterproof was ref. 16610. 3135 new movement was used along with sapphire crystal. Rolex introduced 16610LV with green bezel as special anniversary edition on the 50th anniversary of Rolex in 2003. Rolex Submariner has been successfully retaining the top spot in the diving watches for over sixty years.

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