Excellent Detroit Watch Company 1701 GMT Pontchartrain Replica Watches UK

It seems hard to believe, but I’ve been covering Detroit Watch Company for three years now. That journey, of course, started with the fact that they were from my hometown – so, like with Shinola, it made sense for me to have a look at the brand. I’ve gotten to look at a few different models from the company, and have had a number of conversations with the fellow behind the watches, Patrick Ayoub. Today, we’ll be walking through a look at Ayoub’s most recent creation, the replica Detroit Watch Company 1701 GMT Pontchartrain.

Yes – those three letters in the name of the watch definitely made me take notice. Prior to this, the brand has of course had three-handers, and even a chronograph. With the Detroit Watch Company 1701 GMT, we have an ETA 2893-2 entering the mix. Ayoub manages to do this quite nicely. While some brands may have made a travel watch unique unto itself, this watch instead fits in nicely to the design language that we’ve seen from other models. The 42mm case Detroit fake watches UK (only 9.7mm thick) carries the same lug design as other watches, and the dial and handset are also immediately recognizable as being from the brand.

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Then again, there is a new hand in play on the Detroit Watch Company 1701 GMT Pontchartrain. In this case, it shows up in bright red along its thin stalk, with a lumed pointer at the very tip. This hand also carries the fleur-de-lis that, of course, pays homage to the French history of the Detroit region. You can read more about that, and what a Pontchartrain is, over on the product page or on the fount of knowledge known as Wikipedia.

When I first got the Detroit Watch Company 1701 GMT Pontchartrain in, I was wondering why in the world I received such a large box. I’ve been pondering this more in general as of late, why brands insist on having so much packaging on presentation boxes. Particularly for a reviewer, that’s never interested me – just put it in a zippered, cushioned case, and away we go. Well, with this watch, it actually makes sense. You see, as the Detroit Watch Company 1701 GMT Pontchartrain is a limited edition Detroit watch of 100 pieces (and we were spending time with number 001, the prototype), Ayoub is also including a framed print of the design drawing. This is a nice touch, and I think many collectors will enjoy having this on their desks – a little bit of sophisticated watch nerdery that you can show off.

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Of course, you’ll likely want to be showing off the Detroit Watch Company 1701 GMT Pontchartrain in its own right, as well. Even with the vertically brushed sides on the case, this is a watch that will grab some attention. All of the remaining portions of the case are polished, as is the handset, lumed indices, and the deployment clasp. A note on the clasp (yes, it worked well and kept things secure) – what we had was a prototype, so this will be getting some changes in what you’ll see should you pick one of these up. So, with all that polish, this is a watch that catches the light, especially those beveled hands.

Bell & Ross BR V2-92 Garde-Côtes Orange Circle Replica Watches UK

Looking at Jason’s excellent photos of Bell & Ross replica watches UK it should be quite apparent the sort of watch you’re looking at here. A no-fuss 41mm automatic, with a bright personality. That personality comes, of course, from the bright orange chapter ring and the day-glow seconds hand. But there’s more points of interest at play than just these peacock elements. There’s the dial, a functional, almost battleship grey in a matt finish — a colour picked up in the soft rubber strap.

The colour scheme is inspired by the hi-vis livery of the French Garde-Côtes, or Coast Guard, in particular their distinctive Eurocopter Search and Rescue choppers. And then there’s the bezel, an aluminium insert with radial numerals that really helps the watch live up to its ‘Vintage’ name. And it’s certainly a watch that you don’t need to stress about getting wet — 100 metres of water resistance Bell & Ross fake watches, unidirectional bezel and screw-down crown with crown guards ensure that.

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For me though, this watch isn’t a hard-core technical take on the genre (and Bell & Ross copy watches could certainly have justified such a watch, given the Coast Guard connection). It’s more of a thematic inspiration, which is, to be perfectly honest, much more suited to everyday wear. Few of us count rappelling into choppy seas as amongst our daily duties, so the need for an over-engineered extreme diver just isn’t there. A nice steel watch that balances style and function? That’s another story.

H. Moser Venturer Small Seconds Purity Leather Strap Fake Watches UK

I honestly can’t believe it’s taken me this long to get around to writing about this watch. When I first saw it at SIHH last January, I was totally taken with it, both in principle and execution. If Moser’s well-known Concept dials (those with a fumé finish and no text or markings at all) are a little too minimalist for you, the Venturer Small Seconds Purity offers you something one step in the other direction. There are still no logos, but basic markings have been restored at the poles, giving you a just a little bit more.

There are two basic Venturer Small Seconds Purity models replica watches, the white gold model with a Funky Blue fumé dial and the red gold model with a standard fumé dial. I spent a few days with the latter, thinking it would be interesting to get to know the dressier-looking of the two watches, as I really think that’s where something like this could shine.

Replica H. Moser Venturer watches UK.

First things first, what are we dealing with here? The Venturer Small Seconds Purity is 39mm in diameter and 11.9mm thick. It wears on the large side though, both because the low profile of the case and the pairing of the wide-open dial with the slim bezel. The case also has the sculpted sides that you’ll likely familiar with if you’ve seen Moser’s watches in the metal before. It’s a little touch that I think adds a lot of personality to the final watch. The dial is a domed fumé dial, with that faded smokey color shimmering at the center and darkening to almost black at the edges. The only things breaking up the dial are the applied gold markers at the poles (two at 12 o’clock), the gold hands, and the recessed sub-dial at six o’clock for the seconds. There’s still no logo and no numerals of any kind.

Inside is the Moser caliber HMC 327 replica watches UK, which is a manually-wound movement with a three-day power reserve. It also features a relatively slow 18,000 vph (2.5 Hz) balance with a Staumann Hairspring made by Moser themselves. This beat rate is a little anachronistic, with most watches beating at 4 Hz these days, but it makes the movement charming to watch in action through the sapphire caseback. Finishing is elegant throughout, with alternating stripes on the plates and bridges, beveled edges, and polished countersinks for the jewels. You’ll also notice a power reserve indicator just to the side of the balance wheel in case you need to check how much juice you have left.

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My biggest issue with the Purity, however, is something you’ve probably noticed by now: it’s essentially like wearing a small mirror on your wrist. The combination of the wide open metallic dial and the dramatically domed crystal make it nearly impossible to look at the leather strap fake watches without getting a panoramic view of yourself and your surroundings. You can see in all of these photos that there are reflections. Even using a lightbox, the curvature of the crystal always seems to catch some little detail of the environment.


UK Parmigiani Fleurier Limited Edition Replica Watches With Super Women

We hosted a chic ladies luncheon with luxury watch brand Parmigiani Fleurier leathe strap copy watches UK in honor of its Woman of Substance, Michelle Rubell. The affair was hosted at the beautiful Rubell Family Collection in Wynwood, and gathered some of Rubell’s closest ladies in her life. The guests also got a first look at some of the newest installed artwork in the gallery, which will officially debut during Miami Art Basel 2017.

Although the occasion was created to honor Michelle Rubell, the ever-so-humble power woman thanked each and every one of the ladies who came to the luncheon to support her for being her own women of substance. “I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for all of you wonderful women in this room,” Rubell stated as she welcomed her guests to the beautiful sit-down lunch.

Big show.

The gourmet luncheon was catered by Faire La Fête and included a fresh Ménage à Trois—tuna trio—to start, a “Supreme De Volaille” with celery root gratin dauphinois and glazed heirloom rainbow carrots for the main, followed by Poached Pears in a hazelnut tuile and goat cheese biscuit for dessert. The feast paired delectably with sips of Bertaud Belieu rosé. In the background, the Grammy Award-winning Marlow Rosado Trio played live beats for guests to enjoy.

Outside in the cocktail area, Parmigiani Fleurier limited edition replica watches featured a stunning display of bespoke timepieces, and debuted for the first time ever in the U.S. their newest Tonda Métropolitaine Galaxy timepiece, which caught the eyes of all the luncheon attendees as the inside face of the watch glimmered in the light.

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Michelle was joined by her closest friends and family including Kathy Simkins, Barbara Kaufman, Nikki Simkins, Gisela Lowenstein, Flavia Lowenstein, Arlene Chaplin, Kinga Lampert, Carole Seikely, Tracy Mourning, Ivana Berendika, and more, along with Parmigiani’s General Manager for Parmigiani Fleurier Americas Ruggero Mango, for a memorable afternoon of art and luxury.