The Hublot Oceanographic 4000 King Gold White

Written by Debbie. Posted in Authentic Watches, Fashion Watches, Luxury Watches, Men's Watches, Style Watches, Watch Brands


After 18 months of research and testing, Hublot, the Swiss watch maker released one of its most prized technical creations, the Oceanographic 4000 King Gold White

The 4000’s main selling point is its water resistance. The watche’s technical achievements are its ability to be taken down to a depth of 4000 meters (2.5 miles), hence the name Oceanographic 4000.

Hublot achieved this by using synthetic and extremely high quality materials.
• The case is made of grade 2 titanium
• The clock face crystal is made of a 6.5mm thick synthetic sapphire crystal
• The case is mixed in with King Gold. The reddish color of the watch is due to a mix of 18k gold with 5% of platinum.
• A 48 mm diameter case

The 4000 has been treated with a luminescent material. Its clock hands; which are enlarged, are treated with SuperLuminova, a material that emits a glowing white color, enabling visibility at a distance of 25 center meters from the eyes, even at 4000 meters below the surface of the sea.

With large dials on the right side of the body the watch can be handled even with gloves, quiet essential for divers.

Also, the 4000 comes with an extra-long wrist strap. This was due purposely to accommodate for the thickness of a divers suit.

In the end the Hublot Oceanographic 4000 king Gold White is not a watch for everybody. It was designed mainly for divers. Of course collectors will be interested as well but for the average buyer this watch is a pass.

This watch has a limited production of 100 pieces. No price has been released but it will definitely be high up on the price range.

Technorati Tags: , , ,

A History of Raymond Weil

Written by Debbie. Posted in Authentic Watches, Fashion Watches, Luxury Watches, Men's Watches, More News, News, Style Watches, Watch Brands

All though a fairly new company, Raymond Weil has established itself as one of the world’s finest watch makers.
The company takes its name from its founder Raymond Weil.

Weil, born in 1926 in Geneva Switzerland, joined the Geneva watch company at the age of 23. By 1976 when the watch industry was on a decline, Weil started his own company.

Raymond Weil used his experience to build his company over the years. Incorporating other family members into the company like his son-in-law, Oliver Bernheim. With an increased workforce both loyal and devoted, the Weil brand re-inspired the watch industry.
Weil marketed the brand along with cultural influences. Like their Amadeus collection released in 1983 along with the famous movie.
The Weil brand continued to adapt to changes in society, creating new and unique designs for both men and women.

Timeline
1976: Raymond Weil creates the company
1982: Weil’s son in law joins the company (Oliver Bernheim).
1983: The Amadeus collection launched
1986: Othello collection released
1988: Traviata collection released
1991: Parsaifal collection released
1994: Precision Movements campaign consolidated with Raymond Weil
1996: W1 collection released
1999: The Celebrate the Movement campaign consolidated with Raymond Weil
2001-03: New Othello and Parsaifal collections
2006: Weil’s grandsons join the company (Elie and Pierre Bernheim)
2009: Ladies Noemia collection
2010: Maestro collection released

The Greatest contribution to the watch world that Raymond Weil has given is itself. The founder started the company at a time when the watch industry seemed to be dying out. The company proved that if you could create luxurious watches both unique and simple then you could survive. Weil watches are neither over the top in design nor bland and unoriginal. They can be worn anytime of the day and on any occasion, both formal or informal. The brands success proves that a watch company can be succesfull even if their watches are simple in design.

Technorati Tags: , ,

The Future of Nooka Timepieces – Zub 40 a Watch to Look Out For

Written by Debbie. Posted in Authentic Watches, Fashion Watches, Men's Watches, Style Watches, Watch Brands, Women's Watches

Written by: Catherine Wolinski

The future of timepieces is here. Nooka Inc., a New York design company most known for its innovative wristwatches, has recently introduced its newest addition to the Zub family.

Nooka Nootrals Original

The original Zub watch for Nooka Nootrals

The Nooka brand, though not well known or sold in major stores, has received considerable attention since its creation in Dec. 2004.  With its first client as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and current collaboration with companies like Nickelodeon, MTV, and the counter-culture toy store, KidRobot, the brand’s unique approach to timepieces in particular has caught the attention of artists, rappers, and everyday watch fans.

Structured around Nooka’s guiding principles that combine functionality with a futuristic philosophy, the Zub collection follows the company’s creative strategy with its simple appearance.  Also referred to as the “Nooka Nootrals,” the new product employs neutral colors and

A photo of the new Zub 40, the most recent addition to Nooka's collection.

Nooka's New Zub 40

monochromatic schemes said to promote the brand values of customizable mood and style. The newest piece, the Zub 40, takes this founding idea to the next level by introducing four color schemes and interchangeable bands.

“I thought if one has to be taught how to tell time, how intuitive is it really?  Surely there are other models, once learned, that can be as intuitive as what we are taught,” says chief designer and founder, Matthew Waldman.

Waldman instills a core set of values in his brand: Universal communication, passion, interaction, purpose, inspiration, and most prominently, futurism.  The products—which also include accessories such as belts and wallets—follow this “Nookafesto” which necessitates every product be a physical manifestation of an idea that surpasses ordinary expectations of everyday objects.

“Nooka changes how we experience technology by placing it in new contexts,” the manifesto states. “The futurist believes that this process always results in progress. Nooka is a futurist brand.”

With a concept that was born in London, first produced in Japan, and is now headquartered in New York City with an office in Tokyo, the Nooka fashion design company has built upon Waldman’s initial theory by creating an eclectic universe of conceptual products that are both pleasing to the eye and enlightening to the mind. Whether you’re looking for a new way to look at time, or are just in need of a new watch, the future is clear—visit Nooka’s website to pick out an accessory that breaches the concept of time as we know it.

Technorati Tags: , , , , , ,

World’s Most Expensive Luxury Watches

Written by Debbie. Posted in Authentic Watches, Chopard, Diamond Watches, jewelry watches, LifeStyle Watches, Luxury Watches, Style Watches, Watch Brands

Chopard watchesNow there’s luxury watches and then there’s extreme luxury watches.  Want to take a guess at the price tag on the world’s most expensive one for sale right now?  Don’t even bother…you won’t believe it anyway.  The most extravagant luxury watch on the market to date is the diamond encrusted Chopard, listed at a cool $25 million dollars.  While this watch boasts over 201 carats of pink, blue, and white diamonds, including a single 163 carat diamond…who is really going to walk around with this on their wrist?  Obviously, this is a showcase piece, but is all that opulence really necessary.  When half of America is out of work and struggling, do we really need to be so bold and brazen as to create a watch like this?  I guess the answer is yes, but I for one think it is rather ridiculous.  I want to own pieces with history and meaning, like the old blue dial Seiko watch that my dad used to wear.  I keep that piece tucked away safely in my jewelry box and if anything ever happened to it I would be crushed, but I wouldn’t be broke.  Choosing luxury watches should be more about taste than cost.

 

Technorati Tags: , , ,

Cartier Watches Approach To Success

Written by Debbie. Posted in Authentic Watches, Cartier, More News, Watch Brands

Cartier’s name is synonymous with opulence and success; however this luxury watchmaker fully expects to be less than successful in the coming year.  Sales in the Chinese and Asian markets are expected to fall and in order to counteract that decline in revenue, Cartier watches is rushing to open more designer boutiques in the United States and Middle Eastern countries like India and Iraq.

The CEO, Bernard Fornas won’t say how many stores he will open, but the move is clearly strategic and well thought out.  Currently, Cartier receives close to a quarter of their revenue from their China boutiques, but expect a substantial downturn in 2011 and beyond.  Diversifying is the only smart move in this chess game and Cartier knows it.  Besides, while the Shangai Composite Index is falling, business is booming in the Middle East.

These days many watchmakers are struggling…Movado, for example took the opposite approach; instead of opening additional boutiques in more sustainable areas, they opted to close almost all of their specialty boutiques in 2010.  That move paid off for them and hopefully this risk that Cartier is taking will keep them afloat during these tough economic days.  One thing is clear…only time will tell.

Technorati Tags: , , ,

High Quality Watches

Written by Debbie. Posted in Authentic Watches, Gucci, More News

High Quality Watchmakers

What makes a high quality watch?  Is it the name?  Does the Gucci Watches logo mean quality craftsmanship or is the quality of a watch determined by something deeper?  Gucci, Omega, and Cartier are watchmakers that have made a name for themselves, but that name has not made their reputation.  The products they produce and their accuracy and their longevity is part of what gave them their fine reputations.  What’s in a name?  Well, a name is simply a reflection of its reputation and in the watchmaking world…reputation can make or break you. 

The reputation of a watchmaker is created because of their ability to design great looking, well made watches…it’s as simple as that, but that is not so simple for everyone.  Many manufacturers, who are more interested in making a quick buck, will cut corners on quality and craftsmanship. 

It’s not necessary to buy from a watchmaker that has been around for 150 years, but you should make certain that they have enough time under their belts to examine their results.  The watch you choose should be made from durable materials, as well.  Watches aren’t disposable, they are meant to tell time accurately and reliably for many years.  Choose wisely and look deeper than the name.

Technorati Tags: ,

TAG Heuer, Get Real

Written by Debbie. Posted in Authentic Watches, Men's Watches, More News, TAG Heuer, Watch Brands

Buya Genuine TAG Heuer

TAG Heuer is probably one of the most sought after luxury sport watch brands in the world; they are also the most widely copied.  Everyone wants to own one, and so the demand has driven replica manufacturers to come out of the woodwork.  They all claim to offer “virtually the same” product, but do you buy it?  Don’t buy it.  TAG Heuer has been making high quality watches for over 150 years.  They pride themselves on that quality and there is not a fake out there that is crafted with the same fine materials or superior craftsmanship.  There are many ways of detecting a fake.

First of all, most makers of replicas aren’t meticulous about the details of their watches.  You can look for misspelled words or pieces that aren’t quite quality.  Common sense plays a big part here.  If things just don’t look right, you probably have a fake.  If you still aren’t sure after close examination, you can take your watch to an authorized repair center and have them open up the back.  Most watch repair men can detect a fraud, very quickly. 

TAG Heuer watches are pricey and worth every penny.  Don’t get taken by a fake.

Technorati Tags: , , ,

Reuben Ezekiel Helps People by Transforming Watches into Cash

Written by watch reviewer. Posted in Authentic Watches, Men's Watches, Women's Watches

Fountains Jewelers, founded and owned by Reuben Ezekiel

Reuben Ezekiel, founder and owner of Fountains Jewelers in Florida, is assisting people during these tough times by offering to buy quality pre-owned timepieces at top dollar. Reuben Ezekiel has been buying and selling fine jewelry since 1982. Fountains Jewelers currently has two locations: Fountains Jewelers in Plantation and the newly opened Fountains Jewelers & Estate Buyers in Hallandale Beach.

Having proudly served local communities for over 20 years, Fountains Jewelers has earned itself a reputation of honesty and integrity, and staff members are known to be knowledgeable in the field of luxury timepieces. Watches of significant cash value include platinum and pink or rose gold watches. Most desirable of all are complicated watches, which carry the highest cash values. Watches with extra dials, buttons, alarms or chimes may also attract larger sums of cash than other timepieces.

Fountains Jewelers love to come across old railroad and pocket watches, and are also highly interested in women’s watches made from platinum or gold, or set with diamonds.

Rueben Ezekiel pays cash for watches on the spot, so that there is no waiting time, which is a welcome blessing to many during the current economic climate. And for those who don’t need to transform their watches into cash, but would like to restore an old watch, a skilled watchmaker is always available at Fountains Jewelers.

Get Your Money’s Worth, Buy Authentic Breitling

Written by Debbie. Posted in Authentic Watches, Breitling, Men's Watches, More News, Watch Brands

Authentic Breitling's Worth Every Penny

Are you looking to buy an authentic Breitling Airwolf Chronograph?  If you are, you should know that you cannot pick up this quality timepiece for $300.00!  Even if the ad you just read on line, says you can.  The Airwolf Chronograph by Breitling is a professional aviation watch.  It is fully equipped and is a certified chronometer.  Anyone, other than your brother (who is in dire straits), who tries to offer this watch to you for a ridiculously low price, is probably unscrupulous.  When making these types of purchases, you really must be aware of a few vital facts…the original retail price, is one of those important details.  Now, that’s not to say that you can’t find a Breitling watch on sale, you certainly can, but let’s be reasonable…if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  Breitling, among other popular brands, are commonly reproduced and replicated.  You might be getting a quality watch, but when you don’t buy authentic, you’re just not getting what you paid for.  An authentic Breitling Airwolf should come with serial numbers and official documentation.  Shopping on line is fun and easy, just make sure you don’t get duped!

Technorati Tags: , ,

The Timeless Style of Gucci

Written by Debbie. Posted in Authentic Watches, Diamond Watches, Gucci, More News, Style Watches, Watch Brands

Gucci G-Timeless, Gorgeous

Among Italian designers, the Gucci name reigns supreme.  From their handbags to their accessories lines, the Gucci style is authentic and unmistakable.  Their famous creations have distinguished them as a fashion icon, and their newest watch collections will help to carry on that legacy.  Gucci’s timeless appeal is the appropriate beginnings for one of the new watch lines.  The G-Timeless Collection is a modern and contemporary compilation of men’s and women’s watches.  The sizing of these watches is in small and medium.  Those loyal Gucci fans will love the detailing of the G-Timeless Collection.  The watch face is styled in a “G” shadowed monogram.  Some of the dials feature a diamond Gucci motif, while other sportier versions offer green monochromatic webbing.  The dials are presented in an array of colors, such as Gucci brown, midnight black, brushed silver, and snow white.  These new Gucci timepieces are paired with either polished steel, leather, PVD, or rubber straps.  The Gucci G-Timeless watches are traditionally elegant.  If you are looking for the perfect Gucci watch, the G-Timeless may just be it.  Recently “Friends of Gucci” got together to help launch the new line.  Celebrities Owen Yap, Chermaine Poo, Joey G, and Andrea Fonseka were on hand to model the newest Gucci creations.