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  1. Good Evening, My fist time on a watch forum- but as an active user/reader on BMW forums for the last 15 years, I have seen first hand, that a great deal of knowledge for any purchase or brand can be learned on well respected forums. I currently own a Stainless Cartier Roadser XL (with 2 additional interchangeable straps, purchased new in 2009) and a Rose Gold Audemars Piguet Ref 15400 with black leather strap, no chrono (41mm). I also have a first generation Hermes Edition Apple watch (I believe its 42mm?) but I hardly use it. Currently, I am on the hunt for another watch- this time a 41mm Stainless AP, no chrono, Blue or Gray face. Ref 15400 or 15500, new/used doesn't matter, as long as it has box, papers and it is a credible seller I don't mind. Forgive the "newbie" question- but can someone please explain to me whats the deal with the resale price of these watches? What is the real reason behind the blue face going well over 10k over retail in the second hand market? Can anyone recommend a good second hand market or a push in the right direction for the next step? Regards, brchp
  2. For unquestioned quality and luxury, probably the most preferred brands of watches encompass a lengthy legacy of watch making, integrity, innovation, value, and style. Centuries ago, watchmakers required the thought of the time and miniaturized parts to produce the watch. Since that time, the posh watch has changed into symbolic of prestige and wealth. Today, costly, luxury watches are greater than a convenient timepiece, they're also sought after jewellery pieces that completely complement the posh experience with a brand new BMW vehicle. Take a look at BMW of Freehold's listing of probably the most popular brands. Franck Muller A family member newcomer towards the industry of luxury watchmaking, Franck Muller, nevertheless, produces a few of the world's recommended watches. Muller, who began out like a watch restorer, introduced his first watches in 1983. Dubbed the ?°watchmaking genius?± by many people of his peers, Muller is unparalleled in the creativeness and innovation. In 1992, he established their own company, Franck Muller Geneve within the village of Genthod near Geneva. In 1998, he produced what many regard because the most complicated watch on the planet. Patek Phillipe A household-owned company in Geneva, Europe, Patek Phillipe began in 1839 by two Polish immigrants, Antoni Patek and Franciszek Czapek. Noted for innovation and developing the most recent technology in watchmaking, Patek Phillipe has greater than 70 patents. A few of the inventions connect with movements yet others connect with cases, hands, dials, along with other elements within the exterior structure and search of the watch. Among Patek Phillipe's more notable introductions would be the perpetual calendar, minute repeater, split-seconds hands, and chronograph. Some the company's popular watches are Calatrava, Gondolo and Patek Phillipe's Ref. 5146. Audemars Piguet A Swiss watch manufacturing company since 1875, Audemars Piguet has lots of high-profile endorsers for example golfers Rory McIlroy and Darren Clarke and soccer player Leo Messi. Additionally, it produces special and special edition watches for athletes and celebrities. Among individuals include Shaquille O'Neal, Jay-Z, Quincy Johnson, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. A number of its popular selections include Royal Oak, Millenary, Jules Audemars, Promese, and Edward Piguet watches. Rolex Perhaps the renowned of luxury watch brands is Rolex, that has been symbolic of wealth, prestige, and gratifaction for over a century. All of Rolex's watches undergoes strict examination and testing. Headquartered in Geneva, Europe, Rolex depends on 4,000 watchmakers in over 100 countries and sells about 700,000 watches each year. The typical Rolex piece costs around $7,000 to $8,000, with a few costing around $40,000. A number of Rolex's top-selling watches range from the Rolex President Day-Date, Rolex Datejust, Rolex Submariner, Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ocean Occupant 4000 Men's Watch, and Rolex Yacht-Master Men's Watch 16622. Vacheron Constantin Founded in 1755, Vacheron Constantin may be the earliest watch manufacturer on the planet. Located in Geneva, Europe, the organization is a luxury popular with a slew of celebrities and dignitaries. Among individuals who owned a Vacheron Constantin watch are Harry Truman, the Duke of Windsor, and Napoleon Bonaparte. Among its more notable watches would be the Patrimony: Power Reserve, L'ensemble des Essentelles: Ladies 1972, and Malte: Perpetual Calendar Chronograph.
  3. Product Type: 26346OR.OO.D088CR.01 Movement type: manual machinery Case material: 18K rose gold Strap material: crocodile skin Case size: 41 mm A good hollow watch, professional hollow skills and art design inspiration, the two are inseparable. Audemars Piguet's Jules Audemars Tourbillon Chronograph is the best witness. 41 mm rose gold case inside the device like a treasure-like self-made Cal.2936 manual winding movement cleverly integrated from the traditional and modern elements. The timer is directly embedded in the movement, become an indispensable part of the moving scenery. 3 points and 6 o'clock in the small dial and the edge of the scale, exquisite and delicate, clever use of two colors for the overall design adds a sense of calm. The gold-plated color on the movement is in contrast to the tourbillon bridge, the brown of the timer. Hollow technology opened by the combination of 299 components from the complex movement of the stars are fascinated. Dial 3 o'clock position for the 30-minute chronograph, 6 o'clock position for the Tourbillon, which Tourbillon frame requires the watchmaker to spend 6 hours to complete the manual polishing, 9 o'clock position for the small seconds. Combined with hollow technology, and both timing and Tourbillon two complex functions and the case thickness of only 13.3 mm, worthy of the name of the ultra-thin complex function watch.
  4. The Swiss watch manufacturing company Audemars Piguet vibrant masterpiece - the brand new Royal Oak Series women's watch, the combination of high-level watchmaking art and mosaic decoration process, for example Star-like vibrant, created for the initial For that jewel mosaic from the application, at first from the birth of women's fashion is becoming a vital element. Colorful gemstones, very obvious diamonds, not just has got the form of the ornamental type of the ornamental meaning, but additionally using the bezel, dial the right mixture of time for you to show the pragmatism in the introduction of women's timepieces, Audemars Piguet is going to be decorated The brand new royal oak series women's watch having a unique jewel inlaid design, swirling engraved gemstone pattern in the dial and bezel spread towards the strap above, as though drilling stars, flowing within the wrist. Situation and dial to 541 vibrant cut diamonds to produce a charming visual effects, swirling mosaic pattern appears like an arbitrary design, actually, each location includes a precise consideration, and also the perfect fusion from the Royal Oak Series unique design, as abstract painters around the canvas on nov the strokes, apparently random, but unique meaning. 33 mm diameter from the new Royal Oak Series ladies watch with 18K rose gold or platinum situation, clearly show Audemars Piguet inside a unique method to superb craftsmanship, design innovation and magnificence from the perfect mixture of elegance. The brand new royal oak series women's watch would be to break the diamonds inlaid immutable routine, inside a apparently random way embellishment within the situation, bracelet and dial different location, filled with freehand beauty. Royal Oak Series Frosted Gold "Frost Gold" watch without using diamonds inlaid underneath the premise of just the situation and bracelet century good reputation for the hammer gold craft, you are able to achieve as vibrant as diamonds decorative effect. Royal Oak Series "Frost Gold" watch suitable for advanced jewellery craft tradition, using the ancient hammer gold craft (also referred to as the Florentine craft), the right use of the initial structure from the Royal Oak Series situation and strap, effort to produce vibrant shining platinum Using the rose gold material masterpiece. The hammering process utilizes a tool having a gemstone at the very top hitting the top of gold, creating a very subtle notch, showing a gemstone-like vibrant effect. This uncompromising craftsmanship results in a unique texture which makes the timepiece surface much more vibrant within the light, as though the heavens were moving during the night.
  5. Number: 26331ST.OO.1220ST.01 Movement: self-winding movement Caliber 2385, the entire diameter of 26.20 mm (111/2 points), the entire thickness of 5.50 mm, the amount of rubies 37, the amount of parts 304, power storage guaranteed a minimum of 40 hrs, the total amount wheel frequency (Hz) 3 (= 21,600 occasions / hour) Situation: stainless situation, with anti-glare treatment azure very glass mirror and bottom cover, screw-in crown and timing button, waterproof depth of fifty meters Dial: blue dial, engraved "Grande Tapisserie" large grid decoration, rhodium color sub-dial, with platinum fluorescent three-dimensional time scale and also the Royal Oak pointer Strap: stainless strap with AP words folding clasp Function: Timing function, hrs, minutes, small seconds, date
  6. AP firstly launched the Royal Oak concept GMT Tourbillion watch with titanium watchcase, white ceramic watch bezel, buckle and Movement Bridge and then later bring about this outstanding Royal Oak offshore diver watch, adopted fascinating white design and ultra-hard, ultra-light composite material, which is the best partner to probe the secret of the ocean. Waterproof to a depth of 150 meters, the watch equipped with antimagnetic case and debuted as the new member among the Royal Oak offshore diver family. Its watchcase is hold in place with 8 hexagonal head screws. The Diver watch is rigged with a time pre-selection device (NIHS92-11 norm) with stainless steel or black ceramic to choose from. The white super ceramic adopting in this year made the scratch-resistant rating of bezel, case, button and crown (VIKER hardness: 1300) exceed 40% to the black ceramic (VIKER hardness: 1300). In fact, the hardness of white ceramic is 9 times than the stainless steel which means the process of these components is long and complex. For example, the stainless steel watchcase is made by 1.5 hours, but now it will spend 12 hours. And the stainless steel manufactured by 45 minutes, the latest design will last 8 hours. Due to the scratch-resistance of the ceramic itself is extremely high, so in the edge of the rough surface and polishing or fog surface grinding, is absolute a huge technical challenge. The internal bezel adjuster at 10 o’clock can increase the watch functionality meanwhile retaining the traditional aesthetics of octagonal design. After screw-down the crown can take precautions against the accident to cause diving time changes. The watchcase prevent from the external influence with the protective internal rotation device. Waterproof to a depth of 150 meters, with antimagnetic case and perfectly entered into the list of the Royal Oak offshore diver family.
  7. just back home with this new purchase, steel diver, the more you look at it, the more you will like it, i swear :wub:
  8. A series of complicated oval continually came out including Tradition d'Excellence No. 5, the MC12, Carbon One and so on. Millenary minute repeater watch equipped with a pink gold watchcase like the famous watch models at early time, integrated complicated craftsmanship, innovative materials and professional watchmaking technology, certainly, the indispensable function of minute repeater. As the great inventions successively developed among watch industry, minute repeater arose as time demands. This device worked out a simple but already existed problem before we enjoyed the convenience of electricity. That is we can know time in darkness. Since set up in 1875, Audemars Piguet has always focused on the development of minute repeater which also became an important tradition of this brand. By invented the first minute repeater wristwatch in 1982, it achieved masterpiece of micro technique. Time has changed and the minute repeater functions were neglected by the world. Until late 80s, Audemars Piguet reawaked world's attention by firstly reappear the extraordinary technique of minute repeater. The latest work This long tradition is visible in the new Millenary minute repeater pink gold watch, this extraordinary watch employed with a manual winding movement, oval watchcase and three-dimensional structure design. The complicated movement combines particular escapement of Audemars Piguet, double balance spring, minute repeater structure and gong.The winding system of minute repeater is particular designed for this watch, sliding spring located at 9 o'clock as usual while barrel lies in 2 o’clock. The whole design is a feast for eyes also is a visual and aural delight. Its distinctively-shaped case and enamel dial make people can't help carefully looking at the striking mechanism of AP escapement. Inspired by the work of French, 18th century clock maker Robert Robin, Audemars Piguet's invention combines the high efficiency of a direct impulse escapement with the reliability of a traditional, Swiss lever escapement is in eliminating the need to lubricate the pallet. Otherwise, the escapement is made of opposite-facing double spring system instead of the unique single balance spring. This flat, opposite-facing double spring system ensures automatic compensation for potential poising flaws which can solve the common terminal curve.In a word, the rank of double spring system and the direct drive of balance can reduce disturbance from control apparatus to improve efficiency and accuracy in watch. Dynamic three-dimensional architecture Such an exceptional mechanism deserves to be seen by people. The oval-shaped Millenary case is made from brushed pink gold and polished pink gold bezel, along with the skeleton dial structure mutually display a series of manual chamfering, interior polish and the grey galvanic treatment in whole. Note, the beautifully "blued" gong of the minute repeater is visible from the top as its elegant curve around the circumference of the case is the symbol to AP complicated function.
  9. Audemars piguet: adhere to centuries-old tradition The 10th Paris International Watch Fair in 1889, the Tourbillion Watch grand complication take part in the exhibition. The professional design results in a great echo and international fame which establish a lofty status in Watch industry for Audemars piguet.Today, under the leadership of fourth-generation descendants, Audemars and Piguet of the family, Audemars piguet approach to a great achievement and deep respected by watch connoisseurs and collectors, becoming to the world's Top Ten watch lists. The legend of Royal Oak series wrist watch Look ahead the world’s watch industry. There is no doubt that Audemars piguet is a top watch manufacturer which has exquisite skill and innovation ability. Most of watch fans are addicted to the complicated wrist watch of Audemars piguet. As regarding to all kinds of styles, this style is the most prestigious and welcome. The Royal Oak of octagonal surface watch is the most attracted to audience. Compare to the amazing price of eight kings, Royal Oak seems approachable, and they hide a legend behind the unique shape of the historical significance. Royal Oak set up a model of senior sports watch Firstly, you didn't know the Royal Oak wrist watch is a famous works from Gerald Genta who is a talent in watch industry. He is Italian descent and was born in Geneva; Gerald Genta created a numbers of well-known watches in the world's best-selling styles for other brand manufacturers. At present, these watches are the most popular style in its own brand. Except for Royal Oak,Patek Philippe's Nautilus Golden Eagle series, Omega Titan series and Bvlgari watches the Bvlgari series. Royal Oak came into the market in 1972 There are a boom in watch design and manufacture after Audemars piguet launch the Royal Oak in 1972. One is unique octagonal appearance with its revolutionary design of the exposed screws. This broke the unwritten rules in watch industry for decades. All of the operated components must hide. The Royal Oak produced an effect on watch design style all around the world and became an immortal treasure. This is one of the masterpieces in Audemars piguet watch at present. The second is a watch style which was manufactured by the first stainless steel as the material in the top watch factory. In those years, it is unheard and amazing to price 3300 Swiss. This opens the precedent of senior watch to march the sports watch. The Royal Oak combines octagonal bezel with screw locking enclosure, thick and solid shape, establishing the image of the typical in sport watch. The third is large surface designed in Royal Oak (mm, in the year of the standard terms) and the IWC Portuguese watches and recent Panerai Luminor watch and called large surface wave three push hands. It is commendable Royal Oak adhere his awareness of innovation which inherit the good tradition of Audemars piguet watch and devote to the perfect tradition and endless curiosity tradition. Since 1972, it set up its own unique image. Even carrying the complex movement device, the Royal Oak is still pure, nearly perfect geometric lines have become the soul of the Royal Oak. The octagonal completely converted to a unique trademark. Aside from adopting stainless steel which has been rejected by many luxury watch brands in first place onto their first piece of Royal Oak, Audemars piguet further molded a flawless watchcase and endows abundant characteristics Therefore, the performance of stainless steel will be as delicate as precious metals. Royal Oak watch's inspiration Royal Oak was originally a battleship with the British royal navy to downriver which loads types of weapons and tons in the world. And the Audemars Piguet designer fined the inspiration from the named Royal Oak battleship. The octagonal portholes in battleship are derived from unique Audemars Piguet octagonal surface because the porthole is a symbol of strength and waterproof. The oak are so respected in the UK. In 15th century Puritan Revolution, the tree which King Charles II hides his enemies and save his lives. So the King Charles II chooses the oak as the symbol of royal protector. From then on, the oak enjoys the most revered and special position in British royal.
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