Tuesday, June 30, 2015

撥慢一秒

香港天文台今日提醒巿民,協調世界時將在香港時間二零一五年七月一日上午七時五十九分五十九秒和八時零分零秒之間加上一閏秒。由於香港標準時間為協調世界時加八小時,因此香港標準時間亦會同時撥慢一秒。

天文台建議資訊科技、電訊、運輸、金融業界等持份者及操作者審視其所管理的系統能否正確處理閏秒,並在有需要時考慮測試及調整系統,以確保在加入閏秒期間及之後仍能正常運作。

協調世界時是以原子鐘內的原子振動頻率為依據的時間標準,是十分穩定而且均勻的時標,亦是現時國際所採用的民用時間標準。

根據地球自轉而釐定的天文時標是另一常用時標。由於大氣運動及其他的地球物理現象,地球的自轉速度並不平均,並逐漸減慢,現時以天文時標定義的一秒比標準的原子鐘時間的一秒稍長,因此每隔數年便有需要引進閏秒,使天文時標和協調世界時之間的差距保持少於0.9秒。

市民可參考以下網址,以獲取更多有關閏秒的資料:
http://www.hko.gov.hk/gts/time/basicterms-leapsecondc.htm

正正此時此刻香港特區在灣仔七一回歸纪念日升旗儀式
進行中……希望香港更加繁榮、少一些政治爭抝。人人有樓住,有民主,有工開,有錢花,有尊嚴,有撈戴……



香港港燦
1 July 0759:59

Monday, June 29, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Audemars Piguet 15170OR.OO.A809CR.01 Auto Rose Gold Full Set on Sale






There are many people who loves AP Royal Oak and there are a also a lot of people who likes the Classic Dress watch of AP!

This is one of them.

Rose gold, 39mm, Automatic movement with 9 mm thickness carry a Calibre 3120 movement.

There is nothing more except a Date and a second indicator, of course there is the most important information it carried " Audemars Piguet" made this a Gold Classic watch for you.

Transparent bottom to show you he AP master watchsmith hand crafted on the 22 KT rotor and those beautiful finishing.

Now it is on sale asBrand new unused Full Set for just SGD$18,000!

The watch is in Singapore, if you are in Singapore would be best as the seller will be glad to show you this watch.

Fore more information, go for the detail Specication here:-

Specifications

Case
Glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Dial
Pink gold applied hour-markers, pink gold hands
Bracelet
Hand-stitched "large square scale" alligator strap with 18-carat gold pin buckle or 18-carat pink gold bracelet with AP folding clasp
Reference
15170OR.OO.A809CR.01
Functions
hours, minutes, center seconds, date
Movement thickness with module
4.26 mm
Total diameter
26.6 mm
Total diameter
11¾ lignes
Type of balance
With Variable inertia blocks
Frequency of balance wheel
3,00 (=21'600 alternances/hour) Hz
Type of balance-spring stud-holder
Screwed mobile stud
Balance-spring type
Flat
Direction of automatic winding
Bidirectional
Type of oscillating weight
Monobloc in 22-carat gold
Number of jewels
40
Power reserve
60 h
Number of parts
280

specificities

  • Stop balance when setting time
  • Oscillating weight with ceramic ball bearings
  • Bevels of the bridges are diamond graved
  • Inverted snailing on bridges

Calibre

Selfwinding Manufacture Calibre 3120

Selfwinding Manufacture Calibre 3120, front
Front
Selfwinding Manufacture Calibre 3120, back
Back
 
You Can WhatsAPP me to get the Seller's Contact Via +639989811111
 
HK Snob

Rolex Service Centre Makati, Philippines.







This is Rolex Service Centre in the Philippines.

Pictures were taken by my MI6 007 special agent Jacky Kong, sorry I cannot disclose his real identiy or the
RVC security guard will track him. As it is "Bawal" to take Pictures at Rolex Service Centre even you are sitting at the waiting area~~!

Even in the Rolex AD, you are not supposed to take picture on the Rolex on your wrist.


However Jacky found that he was receiving good courtesy service there.

He bought his watch with scratched bezel there for repair.

Even it is still under warranty, Rolex may have to charge him as Rolex can provide warrany on the movement but not scratches or damages on casing due to accident....beware


Rolex Service Centre in Philippines

G/F Corinthian Plaza
121 Paseo de Roxas
Makati City
Metro Manila
Philippines
Tel: +632 811 3029
Fax: +632 811 3030

Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Sat: 9:00am - 12:00pm

By Special MI6 Agent Jacky Kong
HK Snob
HK Watch Fever


PS I am starting to talk about every RVC in the major cites, who can support us as a Special MI6 agent?


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Hong Kong Watch Fair at Holiday Inn Hotel 27 June 2015


This is a HK Watch fair held in holiday Inn Every month
I think there are roughly 100 counters including many overseas buyers, many people know each other. Estimated about each counter may have 50 watches, roughly there are watches worth 200 Million dollars today.
Majority is Rolex, AP, PP VC, Cartier, RM, IWC, JLC, Panerai, there are about 10 Money counting machine,
One thing I like it is there are really good people who open their watch to show you whether you buy it or not.
Somewhat negotiation I could see, 5% to 8% off or even more.

If you are fond of treasure hunting, it should be a good place.
Rolex Submariner no date 14060M HK$27,500
Rolex OQ Ref 19018 Champagne gold $53,000
Rolex OQ Ref Two Tone in Excellent Condition HKD$17,500
A AP 18 KT White gold Pocket watch in excellent condition HKD$5,000

Omega Steel Constellation with 18KT gold bezel HKD$3,000.

There is a lot of new Rolex watches too, but I really Could not find even one DeepSea D-blue.

There are a lot of watches more expensive than HK$500,000 still.

Next Show is 31 July. Don't miss it, free entrance.

HK Snob 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Rolex new Warranty of 5 years







Information supplied by Special Dutch Watch Snob Shing Hey on this latest update on Rolex Warranty.

Note that it has been written down 5 years Warrany as I mentioned last week.

The AD will extend the warrnaty of watch if bought before 1 July 2015 by replacing a GREEN tag as part of the warranty extension.

Retroactive for all watches sold between 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2015, the Rolex International Warranty is extended for an additional warranty of one Year to a 3-year warranty


Dealer have been given this new tag and Warranty card since Wednesday 24 June.

FYR

HK Snob
HK Watch Fever

Jacob & Co Astronomia Tourbillon on Baguette

video

This is about the price of :-

One unit of 800 Square Foot Flat in HK
Two Lamborghini
Three Ferrari
Four Maserati
Five BMW 7 Series
But what you can see is some Watch Wonders of the 2014.

HK Snob

Thursday, June 25, 2015

IWC REF 3510 PORSCHE DESIGN VINTAGE

 ACTUAL WATCH Ref 3510


IWC SITE down loaded picture


IWC Porsche Design watch made in 1978.

Model number 3510  

very rare olive drab there are more black than the olive drab in the production of the compass watch. 

It was very expensive when it was offered to the public in 1978 around US$4,000.  

It is very hard to find in this condition! 

Highly collectable

Price USD$5,500

HK Snob

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Vintage Rolex Ref 1530




This is a Rare Rolex Time piece for collector, It is not OQ*,
it is Automatic Rolex Steel Watch.


Ref 1530
Year 1974
S/N 6XXXX (Super Luckly Number)
We believe this watch model was made with less than 1,000 pieces.

This is the test verison for the next Big movement of Rolex to launch the OysterQuartz in 1977.

This watch is in Mint Condition , orginal Purchase from tourneau New York.

It is also Called Rolex Halo as due to time, the minute track as developed a patina Halo Ring on the dial.

Price USD$9,100

HK Snob

Remarks
OQ stands for Oyster Quartz, made in 1977 to 2003  with production of 1,000 piece a year.

Total 25,000 pieces made so far, Collectible item.

Hong Kong Watch Market Review







Hong Kong is the major Export market for Swiss Watches  as  it takes up 13.3%  for May 2015 shipment.

How does it behave in the past 12 months?

We could see downturn in volume of watches less than 200 francs , however other segment recorded steeper declines are those more than 3,000 francs.  China has tightened expenses control for all government officials, especially entertainment and “fake entertainment”!

These scenes are not able to occur again:
“Pack these 6 Daytonas, Do you accept Cash!?”
“Give me all different colour of this Ferragamo!”
“Give me that 50 years Mou Tai of RMB500,000!?”

A sharp decline was seen in these few months, some of the high rental Rolex AD shops would be closed down soon.

Steel watch as the majority of all types which Declined 11.9 percent in May amongst all Gold, Two Tone, others.

Patek has reduced 20% of all his watches in 10 Feb, and staring from 1 July they will increase 7 % across all models:
US, UK (price unchanged)
Canada ( Increase, yet to confirm how many percent)
Switzerland (+7%)
EU (+4%)
HK (+7%)
Japan (+6%)

China Market
Imagine that Mitsukoshi and Izetan has Mandarin PA announcement in Japan!?

All major Luxury watches catalogues is printed in Chinese Patek Philippe Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin.

Still we can see some for the China superrich pays HK$5M for a watch, but is uncommon now. They would like to fly to Switzerland shopping there.

Most of the Watch Boutiques  now are inviting local watch collectors to join their event and function. At least they want to get hold of the basic buyers in HK when 80% rich Chinese customers are gone.

Price is key issues as all know that the shopless grey dealer is importing the same watch at less 20 to 30% off whereas we have only limited discount for 5 % to 10% depending on brands model at AD shops.

The recent Patek price adjustment is likely a leverage adjustment to offset the profit loss of last 20% price reduction back in 10 February.

Toyota warranties each new Toyota vehicle sold by Crown Motors Ltd (CML) and registered in Hong Kong for the first 36 months or 100,000 km (whichever comes first).

Rolex will launch a 5 years (60 months) warranty program on your watch purchase!

This is a big game to those other luxury watch as they have to consider the long term support capability including coverage, service skill, handling capacity.

Some of the Service of luxury brand had already been suffering with insufficient local locally in the repair and maintenance. Have you heard of an Overhaul of a Perpetual Calendar take 1 year!?

Next Time when you visit Europe, check the price and may be you can get a good deal.

Or Buy from Trustable Local Dealer for the model you like
Buy low is the policy, it is the time.
HK Snob

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hong Kong Watch Guild Show Coming this Saturday!





As many people asked about the Watch Show, actually it is more appropriate to be as the Watch dealer show..

It is coming soon, make sure you have get ready your CASH!

No hesitation, no negotiation, snap the watch, drop the Cash and run for next target.

I should say this is Kaleidoscope of HK Watches Business!

HK Snob



Monday, June 22, 2015

Rolex Purchases on 1 July 2015 will have 5 years Full International Warranty



Beginning of 1 July 2015, the Rolex International Warranty will be changed from 2 years into 5 years from the date of Purchase.

Retroactive for all watches sold between 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2015, the Rolex International Warranty is extended for an additional warranty of one Year to a 3-year warranty


Rolex has an extensive network of authorized retailers and service centre in over 100 countries around the world.

Do you feel more comfortable to buy because of this new strategy?

Well, you feel better at least.

I think Rolex will not be affected as their watches are designed to last for decades.

HK Snob

BNIB ROLEX GMT MASTER II BLUE BLACK REF 116710BLNR on Sale




This is a Brand new in box Rolex GMT MASTER II Ref 116710BLNR, Full set Dated Jan 2015

Price Cash HKD$64,000

HK Snob

Rolex Souvenir


These are some of the Rolex Souvenir I received today.

Rolex 100% Silk tie (made in Italy) in Navy blue. (Baselworld 2014) - HK$1,100

Rolex Wallet, with thin fine leather. HK$900

Rolex Eau de Parfum Natural Sprau 79% vol  (Rue Francois-Dussaud France (BaselWorld 2015) -HK$990

Crystal Paper Weight (BaselWorld 2013)  HK$1,500


I have Note Book, Pen, Spoon, Passport holder...etc

HK Snob

AP 15450 PRICE

Dear Reader

I had mistakenly deleted your comment.

Your price of AP is as follows

AP 15450OR MRSP HK$225,000
AP15450ST MRSP HK$130,000

Normally we can get less 20 to 35% (depends on Model and availability)

HK Snob

Sunday, June 21, 2015

James Tien's watch



James Tien has been wearing Rolex date just stainless steel for more ten years.

I have observed that James has been going with Patek Philippe Nautilus recently.

This is his show up in yesterdsy's City Forum at Victoria Park.

No matter Rolex or Patek Philippe, I think that they are fully qualified  James' requirement as watch for everyday.

HK Snob

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Happy Father Day




To my loverly daughters,

This is your Dad, I will do my best to buy you a decent  Watch each, give me some time...

Thanks for the cute Doll, It looks like me in appearance, but my heart is soft.

I remembers what you told me, he has to be soft for a husband with multiple women....

HK Snob

Rolex GMT Master and GMT Master II





Rolex GMT Master in 18KT Gold 1969 Ref 16758 with Jubilee Bracelet
Full Set in Excellent Condition

Good bargain if you can get it with HKD$130,000



If your pocket is long, then you can consider this Ref 116748 GMT Master II in 18KY Yellow Gold with an Eye Dazzling Bezel embedded with Diamond and Sapphire.

This Model was known to be made in one year 2007 only
Price is estimated HKD$500,000

HK Snob

Heuer Carrera 1964 Re-Edition Chronograph in 18KT by Tag Heuer




This is one of the greatest classic watches.

Manual Winding, great classic look, best balanced dial 
layout has been apperared on Patek Philippe, Omega, and Rolex.

18KT gold version, near mint condition full set could still be found with HKD$50,000


HK Snob

Grand Seiko on Sale





Grand Seiko is classfied as Japan National Treasure of Watch.
Hi Beat, 40mm, Full Set
Time checked Electronically with about +1 second a Day
Excellent Plus conditoon.
Box and Paper
Asking HKD$19,500 Cash
HK Snob

Friday, June 19, 2015

Jealousy


Kim Kardashian and her Rolex Date Just 36mm

Rolex Ref 179174MOP with Roman Numerals, 26mm MRSP HK$63,700

 
Rolex Ref 179279NR Date Just 31mm 18KT White Gold MRSP HK$222,000


Needless to say, they are not the plain Women....

HK Snob

Pink



If pink is your favorite color, you are loving, kind, generous and sensitive to the needs of others.
You are friendly and approachable with a warmth and softness others are drawn to.

You are very much in touch with your femininity, with a personality color pink, you have a maternal instinct. It is confirmed as my daughter is both a fan of Pink and crazes on materialism.

Romantic and sensual and sensitive is not too sure as I have met some of the women is in the exception.

You have a youthful appearance, even into old age, looking younger than you really are, even to the point of looking dainty, frail and vulnerable.

The challenge for you is to become more self-reliant and to learn to love yourself.

I have such an acquaintance with lover of this Beautiful colour.
A lady wearing whole set of outfit of Juicy Girl in Pink, Carry a Pink Chanel and a pink Gucci shoes..>WOW<, it dazzled my eyes!

Jay Chou has been one of the successful actors going into Hollywood, the Green Hornet!? How do you compare the side kick of Jay and Bruce Lee in the similair moves 40 years ago?

Well, Hannah Quinlivan was a hostess, model, actress and is now Jay’s wife.

A limited edition Rimowa Salsa in Pearl Rose, pink Dior Addict tote Bag and Cartier Santos 100 Limited Edition in Pink.

 
Someone say mannequins had to be beheaded such that people will focus on the costumes on it.

However I am still thinking a good beautiful full body Mannequins would really reflects embellishment  of the dress. A green leaves for a pink blossom, they go together.
HK Snob
HK Watch Fever

Remarks
The actual Picture of the Watch is Pink, but it looks like Purple here.

Rolex AD has stock, REF 116710BLNR BLUE BLACK WITH DISCOUNT!




Once in a blue moon,
i find stock at one friendly Rolex Shop.

MRSP HK$67,300 NOW you can get 5% discount using card.

Hello, Whatsapp me +639989811111, especially those friends who were nervous buying from grey dealers!

I get 2 pcs only.

HK Snob
HK watch fever
PS, 
SINCE THERE IS NO ENQUIRY, I REVERT BACK TO ROLEX ALREADY 2200 20 JUNE 2015