Monday, November 30, 2009

IWC Show Room at HKIA

In HK International Airport, you can visit the IWC new show room where they were Frank Muller show room before , there you can ask for An IWC new Watches from IWC 2009-2010 Catalogue, it is very beautifully printed, weight about 1.5 pound, 272 pages…

From the early establishment of the watch Company till today’s latest product., It covers most of the IWC legend watches Historic Originals, Aquatimer Automatic 1967, Ingenier Automatic 1955, Portuguese Hand-Wound 1939, Da Vinci Automatic 1969, Pilot’s watch Hand-Wound 1936 and Portofina Hand-wound 1984. Now they offer an IWC Da Vinci Chronograph Edition Laureus Sport for good Foundation reference 3764, total 1,000 pieces. This is now the fourth time that a "Laureus Sport for Good Foundation" special edition watch from IWC Schaffhausen has set off in aid of a good cause. Thanks to the support of IWC and the commitment of the Foundation, the Laureus blue on the dial of the Portuguese Automatic is now the colour of hope for underprivileged children throughout the world.

There are only 4 pieces in Hong Kong. Price HKD90,000.00. What I saw was the 075/1000. Do not miss it if you are an IWC lover!

HK Snob

Cuff Link

This is an Automatic watch winding rotor, it was a Cuff Link, that I bought at HKIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport shopping centre)

The Shop’s name is Cuffz, they sell ties and Cuff Links.

Thr price is RM199.00


Sunday, November 29, 2009


This is one of the watch I bought, it was old and did not have any restoration on the oxidized Dial. Manual Winding with Date, very slim, I have not been cleaned the watch more than 20 years, It is still running smoothly!
Juvenia was established since 1860.

First Generation AP Royal Oak Automatic 39mm Jumbo Watch

This is the one I bought from a Watch Collector. Jumbo 18K Solid Gold, 39mm diameter, automatic, Ultra Slim Man Watch. total 7mm only.

The very first Piece of Royal Oak Design by Gerald Genta...

Early version of Royal Oak has a different position of the AP logo, , it is mounted at the lower 6 O'clock position. The Bracklet is thin and very comfortable to wear!

HK Snob

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

AP Royal Oak man Automatic SST version

Royal Oak is one of my favourite sport watch, perpetual design of beautiful shape, well balance, whole watch was assembled and locked up by 8 pieces of 18K solid gold screw.
This is a leather strap SST version.
HK Snob

Omega Seamaster with Moonphase

This is rare Seamaster with 18K solid white gold bezel, and a moonphase display at 12 o'clock position.

First Generation AP Royal Oak

The automatic watch of AP included a 21 carat gold rotor placed in the center. Their "Royal Oak" series was produced in 1972 and is considered to have created the market for the stainless steel luxury watch. It was designed by Gerald Genta.
Today the company, along with Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin, is sometimes claimed to be one of the top three Swiss watchmakers. Every timepiece manufactured in-house is still made using the old-fashioned hand-made technique.
This early Royal Oak is 18K solid gold massive huge watch, with "AP" was imprinted on the lower portion of the dial, instead of set at the 12 o'clock position as on the later design. Very Rare!
HK Snob

Friday, November 13, 2009

Home Made Rolex Leather watch Strap

This is a home made Watch Strap for Rolex, it provides you an alternative to wear your white gold, stainless steel Rolex. It is not fake strap as it uses all Genuine Rolex clasp taken our form the stainless steel Oyster, the sample shown here is of the 1980’s. The leather strap is not Rolex but it I very beautiful, as it was the made form the central portion of a large crocodile and was special treated with water stain proof process. Cost is merely HKD1,500. HK Snob

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Rolex List Price in Hong Kong

116400GV Milgauss綠玻璃, 46,000
116400 Milgauss 43,300
116264 Turn-O-Graph 44,700
114270 Explorer 33,300
16570 Explorer II 39,300
14060M Submariner 36,000
16600 Sea-Dweller 42,000
16610 Date Submariner 40,700
16610LV Date Submariner綠圈 43,300
16613 TT Submariner 61,000
116710LN GMT Master綠針 49,000
116713LN TT GMT Master綠針 71,300

16622 Yacht-Master (Large) 64.000
168622 Yacht-Master (Medium) 57,300
169622 Yacht-Master (Small) 50,700
116689 Yacht-Master II 256,300'
116688 Yacht-Master II 231,800
116520 SS Daytona 63,300
116523 TT Daytona 93,300
116509 18ct白金 Daytona 205,200

TT means two tone

SS means stainless steel

Normally, we can get less 15% for non-popular model and less 5% for special model marked with RED colour!

feverip Oct 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

SleepTracker Watch

The Key to Waking Up Refreshed

Why is it so hard to wake up to a normal alarm clock? Because a normal alarm clock can't detect where you are in your sleep cycle - a continuous cycle from deep sleep, to brief almost-awake moments, and back to deep sleep again. Occasionally, your alarm may catch you at an optimal, almost-awake moment and you wake up feeling refreshed, but usually you grope for the snooze button waking up tired and groggy.

Wake at Your Perfect TimeSLEEPTRACKER® puts an end to that tired feeling. Once you set its alarm window, it monitors your body and continuously looks for your optimal waking times so it can wake you at just the right moment. Imagine not feeling tired in the morning and getting a few extra minutes out of your day. Sleep Tracker ensure you morning to fresh and ready to get to work at best physical condition.



Seiko Automatic Generating System Watch

Seiko’s Quartz watch breakthrough in history with the its AGS or Automatic Generating System . Introduced in Germany , Jan. 1988 , it was the world’s first quartz watch to use an automatic power generating system . The auto pendulum or rotor is swung by movement of the wrist and this goes through a gear chain and multiplied by 100 .

This in turn spins a power-generator at high speed to produce a current and charges a capacitor which in turn feeds the time circuits. High technology and cutting edge in the 80s ; It has now been developed further in the guise of the Seiko Kinetic but AGS was the name only on the first models . The watch can stay up with 75 hours power reserve by the capacity. I think it has the advantage of both accuracy and enviornment friendily as it does not need a battery cell at all!

Attched is a rare sample of Seiko A.G.S. One photo shows the rotor in use as what we are using on our Automatic Watch.

Another one is the display of the two coils, one for the drivr for the step motor to energize the movement of the watch.

The last picture reviel the capacitor to store up the kenetic energy from the rotating rotor for power of the quartz and the electronic IC chips.

Nowadays, Seiko AGS watch is named with "Kenetic"!

HK Snob

Thursday, November 5, 2009


A Classical look of Chornometer from Tissot, Automatic in leather strap!

HK Snob

Audemar Piguet Lady with diamonds

Another Audemar Piguet Lady Watch beautifully flowered with round and rectangular shaped Diamonds. Year 1980. HK Snob

A Langne & Sohne

Perfect Balanced Layout of the Big Date, Clock decorated with Roman 3, 6, 9, 12 hours.
A Moonphase display at 4 o'clock position and a sharp pointer as power indictaor.
heavy Case of Rose Gold with finely glassy dial surface of white satin like surfaces
A German Beauty...
A. Lange & Söhne is a trademark of premier German watchmaking company Lange Uhren GmbH. Its watches rank among the finest in the world and sell in the same general price range as watches made by such top-tier Swiss firms as Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin.


AP Man' dress Watch

An AP man's dress watch, Elegent, small second hand at 6 o'clock position as the classical layout, gold, thin and my daily office's favourite. HK Snob

Patek Philippe Man's dress watch

Patek Philippe - since its founding in 1839, Patek Philippe timepieces have been considered among the finest in the world. Currently the only manufacture in the world that creates all of its movements by the rigid standards of the Geneva Seal, a Patek Philippe watch is a work of horological art and timeless aesthetic perfection that represents the absolute pinnacle of luxury, elegance and refinement.

Patek Philippe models hold and increase their value more than almost any other brand in the world, which has led to the manufacture’s mantra: “You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation.” Some of the famous model has caught the auctioneers’’ and had been the most after sought item of Watches.

The most touching ad and in fact right and true description on how a valueless watch that is!
On April 10th, 2008, the Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon model set the world record for the most expensive modern wristwatch ever sold, bringing $1.49 million at Sotheby's Hong Kong auction.


Another Black dial Daytona

This is another Daytona friend of mine is selling me, and I am serious considering to buy it as I have never used any Black Dial Daytona before, price HKD74,000.00

Chopard Happy Diamond Jumbo Watch

Chopard is a Geneva-based luxury watch, jewelry, and accessories company founded in 1860 by Louis-Ulysse Chopard at the age of 24. Chopard initially concentrated on developing precise pocket watches and chronometers based upon innovative ideas.

In 1975 the Chopard factory moved from the center of Geneva to Meyrin-Geneva. It marked a new stage for the company as it started producing ladies' and jewelry timepieces.

In 1976 Chopard introduced the Happy Diamonds collection. Watches from the collection featured mobile diamonds that floated freely between two transparent sapphire crystals.

Chopard made the most Expensive watch valued USD$25M decorated with 201 carat diamonds.
The pricture shows the Chopard Jumbo 38mm Happy Diamond Watch.
Price HKD20,000.00

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Patek Philippe 10 Day tourbillon

This masterpiece from the workshops of Patek Philippe Geneva is the first watch that combines two complications which are very difficult to accommodate in such a small space: two mainspring barrels connected in tandem for 10 days' power reserve and a tourbillon which rotates about its own axis once a minute and can be viewed through the sapphire crystal caseback.

Patek’s Ref. 5101P has a double-barrel movement that ensures a 10 day power reserve for the Tourbillon. It is a manual-wind movement, Caliber 28-20/222 with COSC certification and the Geneva Hallmark.


In horology, a tourbillon or tourbillion "whirlwind" is an addition to the mechanics of a watch escapement. Invented in 1795 by Swiss watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet, a tourbillon counters the effects of gravity by mounting the escapement and balance wheel in a rotating cage, ostensibly in order to negate the effect of gravity when the timepiece (and thus the escapement) is rotated. Originally an attempt to improve accuracy, tourbillons are still included in some expensive modern watches as a novelty and demonstration of watchmaking virtuosity. The mechanism is usually exposed on the watch's face to show it off.

attached is the Tourbillon of Patek Philippe Calibre 89. The 2nd Most expensive Watch, it was made in 1989.

Inspired by these genius clockmakers the young german watchmaker Thomas Prescher developed for the Thomas Prescher Haute Horlogerie in 2003 the first flying Double Axis Tourbillon in a pocketwatch and in 2004 the first flying Double Axis Tourbillon with constant force in the carriage in a wristwatch. Shown at the Baselworld 2003 and 2004 in Basel, Switzerland.

Nowadays, most of the top 10 best watch comes wit Tourbillon, besides PP, AP, VC, Jaeger, IWC,
Omega, GP, Blancpain... all comes with various kind of beautiful design and layout of Tourbillon being show on the Dial. Breget has also created its Double Tourbillon.
Also, there are many watches are made with "Similar" layout to resemble the "tourbillon" but when we look at it carefully, there are not Tourbillon., just a turning wheel carries the second hand ...