Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Rolex DeepSea Ref 116660 D- Blue has arrived HK with limited a couple of Pieces only

There are known two pieces of Rolex Deepsea D-Blue Ref 116660 has arrived Hong Kong.

FYR

HK Snob

Roger Dubuis at Watches & Wonders 2014 HK














I had no chance to see the new release of Hommage Repeater on 30 Sep morning as it was not ready to be shown, may be today.
I love Roger Dubuis since I saw them in 2006 at Sogo Department store situated at Four Faced Buddha of Bangkok.
A lot of critics to compare Roger Dubuis with Patek Philippe, well, that is good as at least they put them as one category for comparison!
There was also a lot of people criticized Wing Chun as a feminine kind of martial arts, not until they discovered that is a superb kind of Kung Fu who could convert your foes' energy to your own!
Who knows that one days RG would be the watch trend setter? Remember they have only 20 years history, they are very young and their watches are being classified as one of the best prefered watches for new China Celebrity in Shanghai and Beijing.
There are a lot of things HK should move forward to keep up with these cities, not just economic development, city infrastructure planning, eductation, culture and the way we love our country, besides Choice of watches. This is my personal opinion only, nothing related to RG.
In my hiring interview with the candidates, more than 70% is China visiting-students who got their first and second degrees in HK, my question is where are those HK student which was used to be dominate 100% as the incomig applicants for customer service of sales engineers... now I know, as I see a lot of them in Central!

HK Snob
HKWF
Kong Chaan






Rolex GMT Master II white Gold 116719 has arrived!

The Rolex GMT Master II dressed up in White Gold has just arrived Hong Kong.

There is only One piece available!

For those who who is is wondering what's new in town could consider this snow white Pepsi!

HK Snob

Audemars Piguet at Watches & Wonders 2014 HK


AP's Concept Watches



AP's 2120 Movement, majority parts are made by AP except some purchased bearing on Rotor


1993 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore


Early Version AP Royal Oak Offshore 1993 in Gold.
Note the interesting primitive rod design of push buttons.


1986 AP Ultra thin Tourbillon Watch


Alacrite. Ceramic, Carbon Composite, titanium case material



HK Snob


Richard Mille of Watches and Wonders 2014




Huge Mock Up watch at the booth




a local Cantonese Speaking watch smith!



RM 56-02 Tourbillon Sapphire
Power Reserve :circa 38 hours
Baseplate in grade 5 titanium
Barrel, tourbillon and centre bridges in sapphire
Cable suspension mechanism 
Limited edition of 10 pieces

I like the genius idea of cable suspension Mechanism!



RM 030 Le Mans Classic
Power reserve : circa 55 hours
Declutchable rotor with variable geometry
Case made of white ATZ ceramic
Torque limiting crown in NTPT@ carbon
Limited edition of 100 pieces


HK Snob

Watches & Wonders 2014 HK





Civil disobedience Occupy Central movement began in Hong Kong on September 28, 2014. It calls on thousands of protesters to block roads and paralyse Hong Kong's financial district.
The first picture was taken on the MTR Bridge at 1000 this morning.
HK Snob

Sunday, September 28, 2014

試過消費時要受氣嗎?

 買東西時層經受過氣嗎?
七五年,年青時去買Nikon FM 相機,我當時問: 可否拿那FM 相機給我看看?
但得到店員相關的回應; 這架相機要一千七百元喎!
說話好不客氣! 當然無得我睇喇。
結論: 吾想賣比我,死窮鬼!

昨天,去權記看錶後,住前一段路的一家古董錶店,看中一支派克(Parker) 帝國大廈墨水筆,叫店主拿給我看,他想了一想,打量一下小弟,(小弟弟!),他講: (這支筆五千五百元架!)
他當然沒有拿給我睇喇!

我分析,店主對我作了一個資產審查,覺得我在混吉的,或者都覺得我買吾起五千五百元的泒克筆。

今日還有部份的店主店員的服務態度真是不談也罷。
我亦聽到有一些香港勞友說到某勞力士錶店受了些氣,什麼?今天有人拿幾萬元來買錶重要受氣,吾奇呢。但據我了解,是極少數!

第一,他們怕人來講價,
第二,買的錶價不高,他可能拿不到傭金。
第三,他剛剛輸了錢! 
第四,他吾打算做了!
第五,又係見鬼!,同我一樣見窮鬼,又黎混吉!

有無想過我地身身苦苦省了十萬八萬,買件似D樣的手錶考敬自己過去一年的被老闆糟質, 折磨,拷問,凌辱,出去買隻錶都重要受氣?



Tom Ford designer' s bag US$32,500.

有人講吾會的,噢,名咀 Orpah Winfrey 都在瑞士都要受氣! 店員話: 你買吾起那手袋的!.....

我有幻想,有一大熱天跑進一錶店,女店員遞上泡有4711 的汵毛巾,幫你拭汗,另一員拿出五十年寶利茶親手沖比你飲,水是用金山山水,味清甘霖!

另一女店員前拿錶給你試戴,另一錶員同你按按背,店員說,錶先拿去用三天,滿意才回來碌卡!

I have a cream....! Sorry dream...才對!

HK Snob
香港港燦勞奴
HKWF

Plesase Give your Vote on your most beloved Rolex Model!

On the Right hand side of this page, pls try to vote your favourite "LIKE" Rolex Model on Major Rolex Model.

This helps me to understand what most of us 
prefer on Rolex.

We have done the first round on Submariner, GMT master, Daytona and Explorer.

Report will be published later when all the Poll have been completed,

HK Snob

Saturday, September 27, 2014

All Major Rolex Watch Model List Price and Discount Update at Rolex Authorized Dealer (AD) Hong Kong Sep 2014


2014 Platinum Daytona, White gold GMT Master II Pepsi Colour,
Blue Milgauss green Glass and Beautiful SeaDweller 4000.


Two Tone Daytona.Why Not?


Rolex Submariner In Emerald


All Major Rolex Watch Model List Price, and Discount at Rolex Authorized Dealer (AD) Hong Kong Sep 2014

Price Adjustment in the past 4 years
Rolex has adjusted the price 4 times in 2011, and 5 times for Tudor. It has been no price adjustment for Rolex and Tudor since Nov 2011! However 18 Aug 2014 there is a major price adjustment on only some of the hot models

Rolex currently produces around a dozen different Oyster Perpetual models. Rolex also has their dress line, Orchid 50-60 and later Cellini. They are not the major model peoples are looking for.

Ladies Choice
For ladies they make the  26mm Date & Datejust, and 29mm Lady Datejust PearlMaster. In mid-size, you can get the 31mm Datejust or 34mm Oyster Perpetual Date

Men’s choiceLastly there are the gents: 34mm Date & Air-King; 36mm Datejust, Explorer & President; and the 40mm Daytona, Explorer II, GMT-Master-II, 44mm DeepSea, the New 2014 SeaDweller 4000, Submariner, and latest 44mm Stainless Steel Yacht-Master II.
The new one like Explorer II, Sky-Dweller is made of a larger size of 42mm. The Date Just II and Day Date II is not seen to be well accepted by most of the Asian customers, still the 36mm Size is the main stream.

Some models like the gents Datejust currently have about model numbers XXXXXX... The numbers help differentiate the different metals on case and types of bezels used. Dial colors are not included, so that leaves one with dozens of new Datejust choices...

Air-King
The Air-King could be considered the "Basic" model from Rolex. It is 34mm in diameter and comes with an Oyster bracelet by default. The Air-King does not have a Date. In the 1970s, the Air-King was offered with a date and in gold & steel combinations which was rare! Those two variations likely ceased production since they are redundant next to the Date and Oyster Perpetual models.

Current models retail for Air King Ref 114200 $38,500 with the smooth bezel fitted, oyster bracelet.

Ladies Date/Datejust
These two models use the same 26mm case mold and offer the exact same functionality. Rolex discontinued the ladies Date, there was so much overlap in the models that it seemed long overdue.

Lady Oyster Perpetual (No Date)
Ref 176200 Oyster perpetual Lady 26mm stainless steel, No Date, Smooth Stainless steel bezel with Oyster Strap $49,000

Lady Date Just
Ref 179160 Oyster perpetual Lady Date Just, 26mm stainless steel, with Date, smooth bezel with Oyster Strap $45,800

Ref 179160 Oyster perpetual Lady Date Just, 26mm stainless steel, with Date, smooth bezel with Jubilee Strap $46,600

Ref 179174 Oyster perpetual Lady Date Just, 26mm stainless steel, with Date, MOP, White gold Fluted Bezel with Oyster Strap $63,700

Ref 179174 Oyster perpetual Lady Date Just, 26mm stainless steel, with Date, White gold Fluted Bezel, Diamond Dial with Jubilee Strap $67,800

Ref 179174 Oyster perpetual Lady Date Just, 26mm stainless steel, with Date, diamond MOP dial, White gold Fluted Bezel with Jubilee Strap $84,100

Ref 179173 Oyster perpetual Lady Date Just, 26mm Two Tone, with Date, Yellow gold Fluted Bezel with Jubilee Strap $63,700

Ref 178271 Oyster Perpetual Lady Date Just, 31mm Mid Size Two Tone Rose Gold, With Rose gold Fluted Bezel, MOP with Diamond with Jubilee Strap $107,800


Oyster Perpetual
Oyster Date: The Rolex Date is 34mm like the Air-King, but it obviously includes a date function. Its production began in the late 1950s, around the time the steel Datejust was introduced.
Ref 115200 stainless steel, 34mm Smooth stainless steel Bezel date Oyster Strap $47,500
Ref 115234 Stainless steel, 34mm White Gold Fluted Bezel Date Oyster Strap 5 Diamond dial $62,100

Datejust
The Datejust is the best selling Rolex model in the market, 60% of Rolex model is Datejust and has been for decades. It was first introduced in 1945. The gents model is 36mm in diameter and typically came on a Jubilee bracelet. Rolex seems to have changed their tradition on this and is sending more Datejust models out the door with the Oyster band. Models with smooth bezels are available, but less common. Most have the fluted bezel, which is 18k white gold on the steel model. Most of the Chinese big spenders buy Two Tone Rolex Date Just 36mm with Diamond Dial as the most frequent buy.

The Datejust was only available in gold until 1957 (conveniently a year after the release of the Day-Date which still has never seen a steel model). The steel Datejust was introduced and became an instant success. Rolex soon saw the steel variations selling much quicker than their gold models. Rolex countered this in 1962 when they introduced the gold and steel version…
Ref 116200 Date Just stainless steel watch, 36mm, Smooth Stainless steel smooth Bezel with Oyster Strap $49,000

Ref 116234 Date Just stainless steel watch, 36mm, White Gold Fluted Bezel with Oyster Strap $58,800

Ref 116234 Date Just stainless steel watch, 36mm, White Gold Fluted Bezel Smooth with Diamond Dial with Jubilee Strap $72,700

Milgauss
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss was introduced in 1956 with model number 6451. The Milgauss was designed as an antimagnetic watch specifically for those who worked in power plants, medical facilities and research labs where electromagnetic fields can cause havoc with the timing of a watch. The current model Milgauss is equipped with a magnetic alloy (Parachrom-Blu) hairspring and movement encased by a Faraday cage. The name Milgauss is derived from the Latin mille, which means one-thousand, and gauss, the unit of a magnetic field. l is so named because it can withstand a magnetic flux density of 1,000 gauss.

In 2007, Rolex brought the Milgauss back after nearly two decades as the model number Ref 116400. There are currently three versions: white dial or black dial with a standard colorless sapphire crystal, and the GV (Glace Verte) or "Anniversary" model, with black dial of a slightly different design and a green-tinted sapphire crystal. The GV is the only Rolex produced with a tinted crystal. Although initially rumored to be a limited edition, the GV version is still produced nearly 3 years later after 2010.

Due to its internal Faraday cage, the Milgauss is thicker than the Submariner, but the same width and weighs 157 grams. The Milgauss is only available in 904L polished stainless steel, an alloy that is extremely resistant to scratches and corrosion. Aside from its resistance to magnetic fields, the Milgauss' most unusual feature is its orange lightning-bolt second hand, a unique feature in the Rolex lineup that was originally introduced with the 6541 Milgauss model.

Ref 116400 Milgauss White Dial or Black dial $55,500 was Increased to $57,500 (Aug 2014)

Ref 116400 GV Milgauss Green Glass grey black dial $59,600 was increased to $61,600 (Aug 2014)
Ref 116400 GV Milgauss Green Glass Blue dial $61,600 (new introduction end Aug 2014)


Explorer I
It was introduced in 1954, and has had one look through-out its life; a black dial with Arabic numbers at 3', 6' and 9', no date, smooth bezel, Oyster bracelet, and a stainless steel 36mm case. Except for the updates that all Rolex watches have received, it remained essentially the same watch. 
Explorer I Ref 214270   39mm stainless steel with Oyster Strap $48,200

Explorer II
This model was introduced in the early 70's and was never widely distributed or popular until 1991. The original model was produced until the current model was released in 1985. The Explorer II uses the same movement as the GMT-II models and makes use of a secondary 24-hour hand that rotates once every day. The engraved steel bezel is stationary and was originally designed for speleologists (cave explorers) who can have a hard time determining if it is am or pm.

Explorer II Ref 216570 was launched in Nov 2011, new caliber of high accuracy, 42mm stainless steel, it come with Black with Orange Floating Pointing $60,500, White Dial same price.

Submariner
The Submariner was introduced by Rolex in 1954. The watch comes only on an Oyster bracelet and has a 40mm case. The steel model is only available with a black dial, and is one of the most recognizable Rolexes. Anniversary editions with green bezels can occasionally be found.

The Submariner has the common single direction rotating diving bezel with minute markers for the first 15 minutes. The original models until 1958 are often considered "James Bond" models and have some easily recognizable difference. Primarily, they had a smaller crown, no crown guard, and the bezel only had minute markers every 5 minutes. In the late 70s the model 16800 was introduced. It sported the new sapphire crystal and quick-set function. In 1989, the 16610 was introduced with an improved movement and a more secure bezel, that is the most advanced and yet beautiful Submariner so far claimed by most of Submariner Collectors.

In 2010, the 116610 was introduced with a ceramic (Cerachrom) bezel and improved “Glidelock” buckle.

Ref 114060 Submariner Black dial, no Date 40mm, stainless steel watch with matching Oyster Strap $58,000

Ref 116610LN Submariner black Dial, 40mm, stainless steel watch with matching Oyster Strap $62,100
Was Increased to $63,900 Aug 2014

Ref 16610LV Submariner Green bezel Black Dial, 50th Anniversary model, discontinued in 2010.
Someone still wants to find it, no way from Rolex, go to the preowned Market.

Ref 116610LV Submariner green dial and green Bezel, 40mm, stainless steel watch with matching Oyster Strap $66,100 (Due to its limited supply, there is no discount for this model).
It was increased to $68,100 in Aug 2014.

Ref 116613LN Submariner Two Tone with Yellow gold and Stainless steel, 40mm Black Dial, $94,700

Ref 116619LB Submariner Solid White gold, 40 mm with Blue Dial and Blue Bezel with matching gold strap $263,600

DeepSea
Sea Dweller: The Sea Dweller was introduced in 1971 and discontinued in 2008. It is virtually the same watch as the Submariner. The only real differences are the thicker and heavier steel case, thicker crystal with no cyclops eye, and the helium escape valve useful only to deep divers. The original model was rated for 2000 feet and called the "Rolex Submariner 2000 Sea Dweller". It lost the "Submariner 2000" part of the title in 1973. The previous issue, model 16600, is rated to 4000 feet and is sold only in steel. The DEEPSEA model offers a greater depth rating (to 12,800 feet) along with a thicker, larger case and an improved "Glidelock" buckle.
The DEEPSEA, model 116660, retail was for HKD$82,500, increased to $88,000 in Aug 2014.

SeaDweller 4000 2014
Rolex release the new 2014 SeaDweller 4000 under model No. Ref 116600 list price $78,800 in Aug 2014.

GMT-Master II
The 1950s were an exciting decade for Rolex and included the introduction of the classic GMT- Master. It was one of the first watches to utilize a second hour hand to indicate a second time zone. With the simple rotating 24 hour bezel, one could fairly easily tell the time in any time zone. The late 70s saw the introduction of the GMT-Master II which was basically the same, except now the user could easily adjust the 2nd hour hand with the crown in position 2. The steel models are only offered with black dials. The bezels are available in all black, red/ black, or red / blue. GMT's typically come with a Jubilee bracelet installed.

The original GMT-Master (16700) was phased out in the late 90s. The latest serial number Bernard's had for the 16700 was a U#, putting its birthday around 1997. With the flood of new models with a second time zone function from other manufactures, retiring it was a smart move, as most consumers will want to adjust the 2nd hour hand.

The GMT-Master II (16710) was discontinued in 2008 and replaced with the GMT-Master II (116710) The primary difference besides the 3186 caliber movement with Parachrom Bleu hairspring is the ceramic (Cerachrom) bezel. Some late production 16710s have been discovered with the 3186 movement.

The GMT-Master II with green hand Ref 116710LN retails for $61,200 in steel. This model was launched in Nov 2011.  Price was Increased in Aug 2014 to $63,200

Ref 116713LN GMT-master II Two tone, stainless steel and Yellow gold, $91,500

Ref 116718LN GMT-master II Solid Yellow gold with Black Bezel and Green Dial $228,500

Latest released GMT-master II Black and Blue Ceramic Bezel Ref 116710 BLNR launched into HK Market in June 2013 at $65,300 with no discount.
This 2013 Hot model Black Blue Bezel continues to be supplied under control to not more than one watch one month to each shop; Ref 116710BLNR list price $67,300
New 2014 GMT Master II in white Gold Ref 116719 soon arriving HK., list price should be $297,900
This is Rolex’s first time using Red Cerachrom technology to create the beautiful ruby like red on GMT Master II, I believe there will be stainless steel model on this Pepsi Colour on GMT Master II.


Yacht-Master II
In 2007, Rolex‘s launched the revolutionary regatta chronograph. It is now available in 904L steel for the first time, fitted with a Cerachrom bezel insert in blue ceramic. On the inside of the huge 44mm Oyster case, the Yacht-Master II features an exclusive function developed by Rolex – a countdown mechanism which can be programmed from 1 to 10 minutes and incorporates a mechanical memory, allowing it to be reset to the same countdown duration. Once launched, it can also be synchronized on the fly, enabling it to be adjusted to match the official regatta countdown. The Yacht-Master II is equipped with calibre 4161, a self-winding mechanical regatta chronograph movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex.

Ref 116680 stainless Steel 44mm, with a solid platinum bezel and was just released in June 2013. $145,300.

Daytona Cosmograph
The story of the Rolex Cosmograph could be called the most chaotic of all the Rolex Oyster models. Rolex is keen on creating a winning product. The watch never really got off the ground until 1986 when the market for them exploded and the watches would often sell for double the retail price in Italy. The "Paul Newman" models manufactured around 1967 were and still are the most desirable of the Daytona models fetching prices over HKD$400,000. It was sold at about $29,000 in 1989.
In 2000 came the newly developed Rolex caliber 4130 with a 72 hour power reserve replaced the Valjoux workhorse movement with the Zenith El Premiro movement. During the 1990s, the Daytona was the only Rolex model not using a Rolex movement

The stainless steel Daytona Ref116520 retails at $87,500 was increased to $90,000.
By Right the price of Black and white should be same , however due to the marketing plot of Rolex to supply less on black, the marketing price of Rolex Black is higher than the white at Rolex AD  if they have stock.
Practical price offer from Rolex AD for Black is $98,000 and White $90,000

Steel and Gold models retail for $113,000 and all 18K yellow gold for $265,000. Steel Daytona's have consistently sold for more than retail since the 1980s. The two-tone and gold models do not sell for over retail, unlike their steel counterparts.

Ref 116505 Daytona 40mm, Rose Gold $269,300

Ref 116515LN Daytona 40mm in Solid Rose gold and Ivory Dial on leather strap, $214,600

Ref 116523 Daytona Two Tone, 40mm $124,100
Ref 116523 Daytona Two Tone with diamond dial , 40 mm $138,000
Ref 116528 Daytona 40mm, solid yellow gold $248,100
Ref 116528 Daytona 40mm, solid yellow gold with diamond dial $262,000

Day Date
Day Date (DD) The FlagShip of Rolex, I have been talking a lot about this model and I think many more people started crushed on this model, and a lot of HK Rolex collectors are looking for Colourful Vintage Day Date, especially Model Ref 1803 and Ref 18038, which has been introduced to the world as a Classic. As of this moment in time, their price is still low. However as for new watch, so far, there is never a single request on purchase nor price of Day Date, as Firstly I think they are not cheap, and second, those who can buy would not care too much if that is less 5%, less 10% or less 14%.

Demand and Supply Tug of war
Daytona Stainless steel Black Ref 116520, Price is $98,000, supplied 10 pieces a year in average to Rolex AD Shop.
No. 2 GMT Master II Black Blue Ref 116710 BLNR Price $67,300, not able to see one single pieces since July to today.
Submariner Ref 116610LV, $68,100 green bezel green dial, supplied one piece per month.

Offer of Rolex AD
Rolex AD offer max. 5% discount using your credit card Visa, AMPEX, MC, UnionPay.
Watch is having 24 Month International Warranty, under HK Rolex Country Code “888”

HK Snob
HKWF
HK Kong Chaan
Sham Shui Po Snob

Watch & Wonders 30 Sep to 2 Oct 2014


This is the watch Show that you should not miss as this is likely the one of the largest watch shows outside Switzerland.
Try to get the invitation card at any Watch Shop in HK for free entry...

Time 30 Sep to 2 Oct
Place: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

HKWF

Watch Company, Tokyo Maintenance Laboratory





You may be surprised to see that there is company that has been servicing hundred thousand of Rolex watches and other luxury watches in Japan for 20 years.

Well, this is Watch Company (web site www.watchcompany.jp ).

Tradition, passion, integrity, precision, sincerity, honesty, trustworthy earns a name in Japan for Rolex servicing in Japan.

Over the years, they have been offering superb repair service that could possibly force Rolex Service Centre to reform in order not to lose some of their new Customer. The Old customers are much more preferring going to Watch Company because of the following reason.
1. 20 experienced Japanese Watch smiths
2. They have been extensively reported to have excellent service.
4. Commit to return your watch in 2 weeks
5. Competitive price!

I have seen their polished watch really hard to tell if you are not using magnifying glass that was originally a used watch.

I heard that they are planning to set-up an overseas office outside Japan, and I wish that one day I can bring my watch to see how "NEW" it could be restored in Hong Kong.

Watch Company offer service to 12,000 watches a year including Rolex, Panerai, Frank Muller, Cartier, IWC, Omega, Breitling ...

HK Snob
Watch Fever
HK Kong Tsaan
HKWF

Friday, September 26, 2014

Rolex GMT Master II White Gold Ref 116719 is arriving Hong Kong soon!


Rolex GMT Master Ad in 70s.


Rolex Ref 1670 in Tokyo, pictured by Australian Michael (Watch Fever's friend ) on 23 Sep 2014


BaselWorld 2014 Rolex GMT Master II ref 116719

Rolex Ref 116719 White Gold GMT Master II

Rolex Cerachrom Red, a Iconic Red Colour on Rolex ceramic Bezel under manufacturing.




Rolex GMT Master II White Gold Ref 116719 is arriving Hong Kong very soon.

Well, this is a special Watch for most of the people being an adorer of a vintage 1570 with Pepsi colour.

Since 2005, Rolex started making the first ceramic black bezel,  then we could see the Blue on GMT master II Ref 116710BLNR Black Blue (Batman) in 2013 , which is still one of the hit models after Daytona black 15620, Submariner Hulk 116610LV, not until now Rolex had successfully made as a result of scientific studies with different sorts of chemical ingredient and pigment to create this Red Blue Cerachrom for the first time.

Also, White Gold is being used on the GMT Master as for the first time, so the GMT Master stands out so differently with the  "Snow White" appearance as the light grey white of stainless steel 904L.

It could be a nice dress watch in party as well as the precise instrument for Pilot.

Well, we have being waiting for this watch’s arrival, as this watch carries a very solid firm blue and the ruby red of the Chateau Mouton 82 colour as comparing with the colour on bezel of GMT Master Ref 1670.

Even look at it at a distance of 10 metres, within ten of milliseconds, people could still recognize this is a White Gold GMT Master II.

You should place your name card or telephone number at your nearby Rolex AD to reserve this watch is made with small number. And I believe city celebrity cannot wait to buy it.

One of the Rolex Ad is offering this watch to the one who could pay for HKD$320,000 on this special watch once it arrives Hong Kong if you want to wear it as for the first time once on arrival

HK Snob
HK Watch Fever

Hong Kong Kong Tsaan

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Plesase Give your Vote on your most beloved Rolex Model!

On the Right hand side of this page, pls try to vote your favourite "LIKE" Rolex Model

This helps me to understand what most of us 
prefer on Rolex.
HK Snob

The thinner and smaller does not lose its watch beauty and elegancy



Jaeger has been one of the largest Swiss OEM for Hi Quality Caliber for many of the exquisite Watch makers in Switzerland, AP, PP, VC, Piaget…

I had been having a Manual Winding Jaeger Pink Gold reverse back in 1989. But I sold it to friend of mind. That was one of the classic watches from Jaeger.

As time go by they have to keep up the trend to make larger watch for men.
Somehow I still think that some of the fine small watches couldn’t be better when it is worn on some of the finery lady’s wrist.

Jaeger, AP, and Piaget used to build good smaller elegant Watches…

These is the world Smallest watch… and the other is the men’s watch of Jaeger Master Calendar Ref1558420.

I just got a special discount to make the nett price down below HK$64,000. I think that is a good entry point for someone who want a functional watch at same time a good quality Swiss Dress watch …

Jaeger LeCoultre is one of your choices.

HK Snob
HKWF
HK Kong Tsaan

These Rolex AD is no longer exist in Hong Kong, Budson, David..etc


These  Rolex AD are no longer exist anymore nowadays in Hong Kong.

Budson Watch Company
China Emporium Limited, it was situated at today's H & M
Lam Yuen Fong Watch Company
Lane Crawford
Andre Watch Company
David Watch Company
Kowloon Watch Company.....



Many of the Rolex Authorized Dealers were gone... In Hong Kong.
Look this is watch catalogue of Rolex of the 70’s there are so many familiar names on it.

Rolex Representatives or so called Authorized dealer in HK. But after 90s many of them has gone eithers Rolex or the shops leave out from the dealership for some business decision.

One worth Noted is that is real old timer Fung Leung Kee which was established in 1947 till now still having close dealership with Rolex, though they have only one shop.

The one David Watch company was close in 90. Kowloon Watch company was once having dealer ship but it was removed out by Rolex in the list.

In the 80s. a lot of jewelry shops joined the Rolex team, Like Chow Seng Seng, Chow Tai Fook, King Fook..
Now there are as many as 16 Rolex AD and 66 Shops as of June 2014.
Those were the days!

There was a case a Hong Kong celebrity went to buy a Rolex Date Just in Rolex AD in Germany, whose watch was adjusted shorter but the sales man took two sections of bracelet links from her. Until she came to me talking about this…
She wrote a letter to Rolex SA Swiss complaining, and then she received a letter from Rolex Service Centre  HK.

The case is Still under investigation, and I hope she can get the returned sections from Rolex.
Yesterday I help Michael (Australia) to buy for his wife 118235 (pink gold Day Date) at Rolex AD, he asked to removed 4 sections of the links, that is an equivalent of HKD$3,500 x4 = 14,200!

Is that tempting? So next time, when you buy Rolex, check what you have and everything should be counted! Dont be shy to ask WHY the section of Link is gone, even a stainless steel Oyster Section is HKD$500! or Next time tell me to go buying watch with you!
HK Snob
WHWF
Hong Kong Kong Tsaan







President Ninoy visit to France




President of Philippines and France met on 18 Sept


The one who take care President Ninoy should take note on Presidents collar, the whole day was flipped up.  Seems he had forgotten to check on mirror, but where is his followers who could remind him!?

I always think that a loafer may not be too appropriate to this high profile meeting…between two countries. I have seen Ronald Regan used to wear loafer besides using Florsheim imperial, but he was a movie star….got to have a style!

Well, Ninoy shoes is Gucci, that indicates that the President is one of the adorers of French Luxury brands…But watches, still Swiss made … he used to wear his Breguet Chronometers, but I have no ways to confirm if this is the one in his French Visit.

I have been missing seeing this president in his favourite restaurant as I want to sell watches to him..LOL
He is really could buy, as he is from the Richest Philippino Family!
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Friday, September 19, 2014

Rolex GMT Master II Black Blue Ref 116710BLNR stock status

GMT Master II Black Blue has been located at Tsim Sha Tsui Emperor at Ocean Terminal,  List price $67,300 no discount using your Credit card.

Limited supply.

Thanks for Liyakath from Sri Lanka for the information.

HK Snob

Submariner Hulk Ref 116610 LV stock is available

There is 2 pieces of Submariner Ref 116610LV at Rolex AD, I can hold it for two days more, Interested partly whatsapp me for collection.

HK Snob

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

You are a Timex Watch in a Digital World!



Die hard 4 live free or Die (2007)

When someone hacks into the computers at the FBI’s Cyber Crime Division; one of the cops they ask is John McClane who is tasked with bringing a hacker named Farrell to the FBI. But as soon as he gets there someone starts shooting at them… this is the beginning of this terrific movie

Thomas Gabriel described John McClane: “You are a Timex watch in a digital world!”

I really need to take sometimes to understand this, whether Thomas was trying to say John was a stubborn old chap?! Or he is a tough Timex Iron Man who isn't fit enough to live in this digital world?  

Anyway that carry a negative tone about John, and I feel that Thomas was vilifying Timex watch.
What do you think!?
HK Snob

PS
By then there was no Apple iPhone, iPhone 2G 4MB or 8MB iPhone was launched in 28 June 2007. Farrell was using Nokia phone, obvious Nokia was still the world No. 1 top seller Hand Phone in the world.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Linde Werderlin Oktopus Titanium Red








Linde Werderlin Oktopus Titanium Red
I came across on this watch on an international watch magazine, immediate felt that this is really a special bold design not just the colour, but also shape, and well using straight lines, corners to create shades to form the watch outline!  Black, grey and red is the colour formation, a silicone Rubber strap in red is so eye catching and vibrant. You can use it on many occasison. I do see Titanum Blue too!

This  titanium red has a skeleton dial implemented to heighten the finishing and enhance the contrast between the red details and the black ceramic bezel while conceiving further depth. The 2-layered dial is laser-cut into an octopus pattern on top with circular Côtes de Genève finish to resemble water ripples at the layer below.
Limited to 88 individually numbered pieces worldwide.
Specification
Case
5 part case-construction / 2.5 mm sapphire crystal antireflective on one side / Screw in back case with engraved octopus drawing / Screw in crown with engraved octopus symbol
Dimensions
44mm (w) by 46mm (l) by 15.25mm (h)

Movement
LW customized Dubois Dépraz caliber 14580 / automatic / double date at 12 o’clock / 40 to 44 hour power reserve / 26 jewels / 28,800 bph (4 Hz)

Dial
2 layer dial / upper layer laser-cut in stencil technique / lower dial circular Côtes de Genève / date dial at 12 o’clock / date wheel laser-cut layer / hands in stainless steel with satin finish with superluminova

Water Resistance
300m

Strap
Bespoke rubber strap, interchangeable within Linde Werdelin’s proprietary strap system.
A range of straps are designed to fit all Linde Werdelin watches, so you can change the looks with different straps to suit different occasions as you please. The streamlined interlinking of the strap fits perfectly into the watch case and is finished with unique hexagonal decorative screws.
Price CHF 10,200

I am asking the watch principal see if we can get the dealer in HK!

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