Jabran K.

Jabran K.

First Published: January 16, 2020
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  2. Closer Look At the Hublot Big Bang Watch

    Closer Look At the Hublot Big Bang Watch

    Hublot is a relatively new brand and was founded in 1980. Despite its young age, it enjoys a great reputation among wristwatch enthusiasts around the world and commands respect from the young and the old alike. One of the reasons for its popularity is the Hublot Big Bang watch series, which was launched in 2005. At its launch, the striking similarities between the new watch and the classic 1980 original Hublot were evident. The enthusiasts among us will immediately recognize the classic porthole design that consists of H shaped screws lying exposed around the bezel. But for those who haven’t heard much about Hublot watches, we decided to take a deeper look at the Hublot Big Bang series. The Case The Art of Fusion – that’s how Hublot started its brand identity and the philosophy has carried on to the wristwatches of today. Using steel, rubber and ceramic were revolutionary back when the Hublot Big Bang was launched. The feeling and outlook of the texture will leave anyone admiring the watch in a trance. It is that good! Hublot Big Bang’s Dial The miracle of the case continues in the dial as well, but what sets the watches apart is the carbon fiber in a woven pattern sitting proudly on the dial. The contrasting hands and numerals ensure the primary function of the watch – telling the time – isn’t lost. This combination of artistic brilliance and perfect functionality is truly a sight to behold. The Strap A rubber strap is probably not the most impressive thing in the world but Hublot wasn’t going to put in an ordinary material and not make it look brilliant. The strap stands out because of its diamond tread-like pattern and the hooded lugs. The lugs are hidden which gives the impression that the watch is a single piece from one end to the other. Also, the watch comes with other watch strap options as well. Hublot Big Bang’s Movement We now move to the heart of the watch, its movement. Initially, the Hublot Big Bang was utilizing a modified version of the famous Valjoux 7750 movement. However, later models moved on to the Calibre 4100 which is an even more impressive movement. The quality of the movement isn’t really an issue here. Some people do believe that not using an in-house movement sort of kills the whole point of having a unique Hublot watch, but creating in-house movements isn’t easy and many brands have successfully released legendary wristwatch models without putting in any in-house movement. Hublot has done the hard work and also released watches with its in-house movement so there is something for everybody here and we don’t necessarily need to fight over it. Let’s just savor the beauty, shall we? Hublot Big Bang, How Much Are These Worth? Now, we come to the money part. Hublot Big Bang watches are expensive. Stating the obvious, isn’t it? They range from a few thousand dollars to a few hundred thousand dollars. However, it is not just the monetary value but also the emotional value attached to the watch for the owner. Now, that’s not everybody’s piece of cake but those that do savor the art dish out the money to get their hands on it too. Looking at it purely from the financial perspective, those wristwatches that have the original box, as well as the original paperwork with them, usually sell for very good prices and retain their value. If you have a rare model, you can expect to fetch some very good money for it down the road. Beware of Fakes! As is the case with many luxury items, Hublot watches are also prone to be faked. And since there are so many watches of the Hublot Bing Bang series out there, it’s hard to find a standard guide that tells you how to spot a fake one. Having said that, you can stay alert and avoid any potential fraud by keeping the following points in mind. These points are typical mistakes you can spot in fake watches: Even though selling fake items is illegal, it not illegal if the product has a different name. This difference is often achieved with the help of a small spelling adjustment in the hope that the end-user won’t notice it. A typical example includes printing “Hudlot” on the watch instead of “Hublot.” Missing authenticity certificate No “H” shaped screws on the watch. These screws are typical of original Hublot watches. Manufacturing defects. To the trained eye, manufacturing differences will be very obvious. However, some may have to look very closely for hints like visible glue or different shades of colors instead of the ones Hublot uses. Buy Hublot Big Bang Watches Hublot Big Bang Conclusion The best way is to simply buy from trusted and authorized dealers. You can also bring your watch to Hublot experts at any time and have them authenticate it for you. To sum it up, the Hublot Big Bang is a series worth owning, irrespective of whether you’re a fashion fan or just a serious wristwatch collector. Hublot won’t disappoint you.

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  3. Rose Gold Watches for Men

    Rose Gold Watches for Men

    Rose gold is not a color one would automatically associate with men’s accessories. Many choose to go with the classics and the safer options, like black or blue. But those who’ve dared to tread this mainly uncharted territory of rose gold watches for men are certainly up for a treat. These watches have proven that rose gold is a color for all seasons, styles, and personalities. More and more people are now turning to rose gold accessories to add to their wardrobe. In fact, some even go as far as getting rose gold smartphones! Truly, the tide has turned and that is why we decided to take a look at the top rose gold watches for men. Frederique Constant Classic Moonphase This Frederique Constant wristwatch boasts a moon phase on the dial which is what gives it its unique name and personality. It features an in-house movement from Frederique Constant and combined with its attractive aesthetics comes at a great price at around the four thousand dollars mark. It starts with a robust case that is topped off with a sapphire lens. What also stands out on first look is the onion-styled crown. Some have complained about how hard it is to pull out the crown but that takes nothing away from the personality it adds to the watch. Moving on to the dial, the light silver appearance of the surface helps the dial get some texture and depth. The minutes and seconds markers on the outside of the dial are encircled by a solid black line, which gives the watch a sporty look. The moon phase gives the watch its charisma and does indeed leave some people in awe regarding how well Frederique Constant has pulled this off. Tissot Vintage Powermatic 80 There are four Roman numerals together with the remaining index numerals. They are the same color as the casing which makes them pleasant and symmetric. The Tissot Sapphire crystal covering the watch is scratch resistant and ensures you can continue using the watch for years without that dreaded scratch rendering it unwearable. The size of the case is 40mm. It’s a little smaller, but these rose gold watches aren’t designed to stand out necessarily. Hence the smaller size brilliantly complements the use of the watch for the more quieter personalities. In fact, it is a classic dress watch with a clean appearance. It uses automatic movement and is water-resistant up to 30m. That means you can sport it during your swimming or snorkeling sessions as well! However, don’t take it scuba diving; the watch obviously doesn’t like to go too deep into the water. The watch also has an 80-hour power reserve, so if you put it away for the weekend, you won’t have to worry about the accuracy of the time when putting it on again. NOMOS Lambda Rose Gold Watches This wristwatch is one of the most expensive wristwatches from NOMOS. In fact, the movement alone sells at over six thousand dollars, which is expensive even by NOMOS’s own standards. The wristwatch itself costs three times more. Every single timepiece is hand engraved with the words “Lovingly produced in Glashuette,” giving the watch a unique personal touch. The case is size 42mm and gives a well-rounded outlook. The battery reserve is 84 hours which is what one needs to be able to put the watch aside for a few days without worrying about rewinding. In fact, the dial has a separate hand showing how much reserve is remaining. Astonishingly, it can show the remaining reserve time to the nearest hour which is amazing. One could argue that at that price point, NOMOS is competing with a lot of brands without having much of a history. Although, the work they have put into this is definitely going to give the other brands a run for their money. Zenith El Primero Chronomaster The El Primero rose gold watch from the Zenith Chronomaster line is one of the most beautiful wristwatches going around. The rose gold theme simply takes it to a new level. The watch uses the Swiss El Primero 4016 movement in the inside but it is the outside that steals the show. The dial is quite colorful with further subdials in different colors. The casing contains 18k rose gold which is also used in the bezel. The strap of the watch is made out of alligator leather which makes it quite comfortable on the wrist. It also helps in getting that luxurious feeling a watch like this should emanate. The casing is made out of steel with a size of 42mm. It is also water-resistant up to 10ATM. Rose Gold Watches Conclusion To sum it all up, rose gold is definitely getting trendier by the day! It could well soon become one of the most popular options for young people. If you really want to get on the trend early, now is the time to add one to your collection.

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  4. Best Picks From Tudor Watches

    Best Picks From Tudor Watches

    What are the best picks from Tudor watches? It has been a decade since Tudor reinvented itself with new product lines. The journey started with the Tudor Glamour collection. The Tudor Grantour Chronograph slowly but surely lifted the Tudor brand to a new level. During their journey, they also developed their own in-house movement, the caliber MT5621. With the expansion of its Black Bay family models, Tudor watches achieved the heights it planned for about a decade ago. In fact, the brand is so proud of its achievements that it recently launched a model celebrating a 1960 prototype. To celebrate this decade-long journey, we have compiled our top picks, a collection of watches that we think reflect the Tudor brand in the best way and offer a level of quality unique to the brand, making it stand out among other watch brands. Tudor Watches, Heritage Black Bay Collection It is hard to pick a single watch from the Heritage Black Bay collection, mainly because it is the historical significance of the series that gives it its unique characteristics. In almost all the models of this collection, you will see a strong resemblance to the 1960s Tudor watches. The watches in those days were designed for the military and given specific characteristics that made them suitable for military use. For instance, a surprisingly big crown and the luminous weights on the hands were both features that made it waterproof. It also provided the divers with legibility underwater respectively. Tudor watches recently released its P01 model, a watch entirely inspired by a prototype it built in the 60s. The crown at the 4 o’clock position raised quite a lot of questions regarding the aesthetics of the watch. Though it didn’t take long before people came to terms with the unique feature and started appreciating the significance of the model. We understand that for some readers, the watch may not be attractive enough. It is definitely the type of watch that a couple of decades from now, people will wish they had added to their collection. Who knows? Tudor Pelagos The Tudor Pelagos is a watch at the other end of the Tudor spectrum. While the Black Bay watches are a tribute to Tudor’s history and the perfection the brand achieved about half a century ago, the Pelagos attempts to achieve the same perfection, but by starting from scratch. It starts with the titanium case, which is lightweight and strong. It looks equally good on a 3-piece suit, as well as on a diver’s wrist.  The self-wound mechanics are driven by your arm movement. You probably won’t need to reset the time, thanks to the power reserve of the in-house mechanism. You’ll also find the classic helium escape valve on the side of the watches. That’s something Rolex revolutionized at a time when other watch brands were clueless about the dial crystals popping off as soon as divers returned to normal pressure conditions from working underwater. Tudor Montecarlo The Montecarlo has a similar case and strap to the Black Bay watches. It is the kind of watch where the differences between it and another collection are subtle, but they are there. And as you look closely and realize those differences, you fall in love with the watch. It creates a brilliant color palette with a mix of orange, red, and white over shades of blue. The dial itself is pretty simple and looks quite flat. They’ve put in the date window at the 6 o’clock mark, ensuring the symmetry of the dial stays intact. The dial doesn’t look too busy – something that is hard to achieve on a chronograph. The watch is extremely comfortable on the wrist and can be worn as often as one likes. Tudor Clair de Rose Here’s one for the ladies out there. The Tudor Clair de Rose is a woman’s watch that immediately pleases the eye, thanks to its clean lines and a pretty finish and outlook.  It is not often that a watch brand adds a metal bracelet to a woman’s watch and pulls it off. Tudor in my opinion has pulled it off perfectly here! We would go as far as saying that this watch looks best with the metal straps. Tudor Official Website The watch boasts Roman numerals in a shade of blue which goes well with the same shade for the hands. But it’s the blue spinel cabochon added to the crown that makes the watch truly stand out. The variety of straps, different dial sizes, and the elegance of the watch mean it is liked by a vast number of people with different tastes and needs. That is why we expect Tudor to release more models of the watch in the future. So, stay alert! Buy Tudor Clair de Rose Watches

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