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Replica Watches Only – De Bethune DB28, De Bethune’s 911

— We continue our review of the major replica watches for sale collections with a focus today on the DB28 line by De Bethune.

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Autumn 2011: less than ten years had elapsed since the creation of De Bethune by David Zanetta and Denis Flageollet when the very first DB28 won the “Aiguille d’Or” prize in the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.

Not doing more, but better

Which features particularly appealed to the jury members of the GPHG? From an aesthetic standpoint, the futuristic design of the DB28 paradoxically reprises the style of a historical pocket replica watches for sale with its crown at 12 o’clock and its solid hunter-type back displaying the (six-day) power reserve – a set of not entirely new features that De Bethune had already introduced in the DBS. By contrast, a far more contemporary note is struck by the grade 5 titanium clothing the ultra-light 43 mm case and the dial revealing the movement and its mainplate bearing the hands, as well as by the three-dimensional design of the moon at 6 o’clock depicted by a blued steel platinum and steel sphere spinning on its axis. The novel patented mobile lugs of the strap attachments were designed to enhance wearer comfort.

On a technical level, Calibre DB2115, developed and produced in-house, testifies to the brand’s impressive innovation capabilities with a self-regulating twin barrel, a silicon/palladium balance with flat terminal curve, protected by a triple pare-chute shock-absorbing system. All of which are enhanced by finishes reflecting the finest Haute Horlogerie traditions. “The future lies in doing better, not in doing more”, said David Zanetta during the prize-giving ceremony of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2011. The same goes for the future of cheap Rolex Replica watchmaking according to the philosophy upheld by De Bethune, which remains firmly dedicated to the primacy of technical research.

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DB28.
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In the wake of this distinction conferred by the GPHG, De Bethune revealed the DB28 “Aiguille d’Or” the following year, along with the DB28 “Special Edition”. Both of these two limited series featured some new aesthetic elements, including the platinum and blackened steel spherical moon-phase indicator. 2012 witnessed the emergence of the DB28 ST tourbillon, driven by the hand-wound DB2119 movement and its ultra-thin tourbillon (64 components weighing just 0.18g) that is also ultra-fast at 36,000 vibrations per hour.

Black and blue

2013 was a black yet splendid year for the DB28. Black like the zirconium of the case and attachments of the DB28 Black Matt and DB28T Black and Black Gold models, and black like the polished steel bridge and minute circle of these two darkly sophisticated models. The sky adopted a brighter hue with the dreamy Skybridge model. The traditional open dial of the DB28 dial is transformed into a mirror-polished titanium blue sky encrusted with white gold and diamond stars and spherical hour-markers. This luminous Skybridge was complemented by a one-of-a-kind creation for Only Watch 2013.

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DB28 Skybridge.
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Tested by Gaël Monfils
A special DB28 Black Matt version was created in 2014 for the new brand ambassador, French tennis player Gaël Monfils. Considered for several years to have the most powerful forehand in the ATP tour, Gaël Monfils wears his timepiece in competition and puts the triple pare-chute shock-absorbing stem to a very stern test.

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Gaël Monfils is wearing his DB28 when competing in order to test De Bethune’s patented triple pare-chute shock-absorbing system in the movement.
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2015: GS and Titanium  

In 2015, the DB28 GS innovates with a power-reserve indicator on the dial, water resistance to 100 m, extreme shock resistance and a microlight-type rubber strap. It does not provide a moon-phase display and the balance of the traditional Calibre 2115 is in silicon and white gold while the bridge is made of titanium, as is the hand-polished and smoothed-won 44 mm case.

In its Titanium version, the Maxichrono 2015 radiates an even more luminous and modern aura than the 2014 model, enhanced by its mirror-polished grade 5 titanium case and its dial punctuated by blue numerals swept over by four flame-blued steel hands – with only the chronograph hand appearing clothed in pink gold.

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DB28 Maxichrono Titanium
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As De Bethune’s CEO Pierre Jacques sums up: “The DB28 is to De Bethune what the 911 is to Porsche: the embodiment of expertise, high technology and design. All of which makes it an exceptional timepiece that will doubtless make its mark on contemporary cheap replica UK watchmaking”,
 

Chaumet Joséphine collection replica watches UK

— Chaumet dedicates a second collection to a historical muse, the Empress Joséphine.

Chaumet Joséphine

The historic jewelry and Replica Rolex watchmaking maison, Chaumet, unveiled during Couture Week in Paris, its newest collection of high jewelry and Replica Omega watches entitled “Joséphine,” dedicated to an emblematic figure that has been an icon of the maison since the early 19th century.

Marie-Josèphe-Rose, better known as “Joséphine,” the pet name given to her by Napoléon Bonaparte, was crowned Empress in 1804.  A modern, daring woman of her time, Joséphine quickly became the most eminent client of Marie-Etienne Nitot, the maison’s founder thanks mainly to the romantic yet audacious bejeweled headwear she ordered and helped make fashionable during the Empire period.

Nitot and his son – François Regnault Nitot – after him, were Emperor Napoléon I’s official jeweler, and entertained close ties to the imperial throne, building a reputation for high craftsmanship and quality in Parisian society with the formal jewelry they created for Empress Joséphine and, later, Empress Marie-Louise, Napoléon’s second wife.

Following a first collection dedicated to Joséphine in 2010, Chaumet’s new collection returns to its beloved icon, with special attention this time to the light, transparency and volume of white diamonds in lavish pear-shaped cuts, capturing the feminine, delicate style of the Empress known for her preference for the graceful lines of foliage and floral motifs, the sensuality of arabesques and the soft filigree of lace.

“Our first season of the Joséphine collection in 2010 had traced the path for us,” said Jean-Marc Mansvelt, chief executive of Chaumet. “For the second season, we have brought back certain motifs with the idea of returning to more ‘luminous’ pieces.”

The 45-piece haute joaillerie collection features five timepieces presented under the themes of Aigrette Impériale, Rondes de Nuit and Éclat Floral.

The Aigrette Impériale timepiece revisits the theme of the graceful head ornament shaped as the tufted crest, or head-plumes, of the egret.  Its oval-shaped dial is fully paved, and with its interlaced diamond-paved chain bracelet, is set with 1367 diamonds weighing at 17.69 carats.

The Aigrette Impériale timepiece.
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The Rondes de Nuit, features three timepieces on black satin bracelets, with generous volumes accentuated by pear-shapes executed in the paved dials and also on the movable cover of the secret watch.

The Rondes de Nuit timepiece.
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Finally, the Éclat Floral timepiece in platinum, the most delicate and lacy watch in the collection, features a pear-shaped diamond crowing a white-gold dial fully paved with diamonds weighing at 15.01 carats with its one-diamond-row bracelet, also available on a black satin bracelet.

The Éclat Floral timepiece.
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The launch of Chaumet’s Joséphine collection coincided with the recent opening of the little-known “Boudoir Turc de Joséphine” a small secret bedroom used by the Empress in which, during hunting retreats at the Château de Fontainebleau outside Paris, she sought refuge from the pomp and circumstance of imperial life.

The Boudoir Turc, named for its ottoman-style accouterments including figurines wearing turbans, moon crescents, sabers and stars, in a décor of arabesques much appreciated both in the 18th century and by Joséphine, was originally built as a secret chamber for Marie Antoinette in 1777. It is the only one of its kind to remain today, while two others at the Château de Versailles did not survive the overthrow of the Ancien Régime and the fall of the Empire. The precious, intimate jewel of a room is now open to the public on appointment, but visible only from behind a glass panel that separates the bedroom from its antechamber, for a rare glimpse at the intimate side of an Empress’s life.

Wake-Up Time: 5 Luxury replica watches UK With Mechanical Alarms

They’re not as sexy as tourbillons or as impressively complicated as perpetual calendars, but mechanical alarm watches may possess one of the more useful complications for a weary traveler or an overworked executive who might need a little reminder about that big board meeting. In a way, it’s curious that more watch brands haven’t embraced them. Here are five worth noting.

The Blancpain Villeret Réveil GMT, part of the brand’s classically styled Villeret collection, features a mechanical alarm as well as a second-time-zone indication. A subdial at 3 o’clock, with 12 hour markers and two hands, displays the time programmed for the alarm, which is set via a push-piece at 8 o’clock, which engages a column wheel.  An “On/Off” indicator at 1 o’clock shows the wearer at a glance whether or not the alarm is activated. The alarm’s chime is produced by a hammer striking a gong. The watch’s GMT function uses a center-mounted, blued serpentine hand (a Blancpain hallmark) to indicate the time in a second time zone on a 24-hour scale.

The movement is Blancpain’s manufacture Caliber 1240H, a self-winding movement with a silicon balance spring and a power reserve of 45 hours. As in other Blancpain watches with alarm functions, the movement is equipped with two barrels — one for supplying energy to the movement, the other to store energy for the alarm’s striking mechanism. Caliber 1240H’s automatic winding system winds them both simultaneously. Prices for the Blancpain Villeret Réveil GMT — available in steel or rose gold, on either a leather strap or Milanese bracelet — range from $24,700 to $55,700. Click here for more details.

Blancpain Villeret Reveil GMT - gold bracelet

With the Breguet Marine Royale 5847 — part of its boutique-only Les Exclusifs de Breguet collection —  the Swiss watch brand founded by watchmaking pioneer Abraham-Louis Breguet has created not only a distinctive sport-luxury timepiece with a mechanical alarm, but one that could actually prove useful for divers. The alarm function incorporated into this watch’s automatic movement is designed to work underwater, to a depth of 300 meters, meaning it can be set to remind a diver when his air is running low and it’s time to resurface. Despite this practical “tool watch” complication, the Marine Royale 5847 is still seriously elegant and emphatically Breguet: the chocolate-toned dial (which matches the textured rubber strap) has a hand-engraved rose engine pattern, and the case, along with its unidirectional rotating bezel, is made of 18k rose gold. The watch has a date window at 6 o’clock, a power-reserve indicator at 10 o’clock, and an “alarm on” indicator at 12 o’clock. The Breguet Marine Royale 5847 retails for $46,300.

Breguet Marine Royale 5847