Monday, January 31, 2011

Rolex Day Date Model No. 118205 Pink Gold Men's Watch


This is an exanple of a good Day Date, in Solid Pink Gold, Oyster Strap, Polished Bare bezel
No Diamond on Dial, smooth, not too Bling Bling, massive Rose gold watch strap for you. HK Snob

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Rolex Explorer

At first Rolex seemed unsure of the watch’s potential and so two distinct variations of the Explorer model were created that targeted two different markets. The first was known as the “Air King Explorer” and the second variation was known as the “Dress Explorer.” The dress Explorer is a standard Oyster Perpetual in either steel, gold with white or black dials with gold markers and hands.
In 1959 Rolex released the model 6610, which is generally the look sported by the Explorer today. Inside, however, there have been numerous changes with the movements as technologies advanced. In addition, the Explorer was among the first to use Rolex’s new Oyster bracelet, which had links machined from solid steel rather than the folded steel used in older bracelets.

In the early 1970s, Rolex designed the Explorer II, which was released as model 1655. It uses the same caliber movement found in the GMT-Master, but with a fixed bezel. It also featured a fourth hand that rotated every 24 hours. Rolex marketed this new Explorer as being beneficial to speleologists or cave explorers.

Rolex has always marketed their Explorer watches as being extremely rugged and resistant to big changes of pressure and temperature and in rough weather and humid conditions. While some adventurers and extreme sportsmen actually prefer watches like the Casio G-Shock for their rugged designs, the Explorer’s popularity remains strong with both the real explorers and those who just dream of being one.

HK Snob

Aqua Swiss

This is an Aqua Swiss watch for those who admires the Switzerland quality of engineering at an affordable price.
The 2nd one is one of the beautiful sample for a good Swiss designed watch!

HK Snob

Swatch in Greenbelt Mansion, Lagspi Village, Makati

This is so far the largest swatch I have seen...
Situated im the park in the shopping mall Greenbelt Mansion of Lagaspi Village. Makati City Manila.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

IWC Gambling Kit

This is a Gambling kit offer as gift from IWC to some of his customers...
A Gadget from IWC... The Owner of IWC Watch is at same time a Gambler at the Royale of Casino!?
Mr. Bond can use his Portoguese to make a bet on the table?
HK Snob

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Cyma World Time Big Date Auto Watch

I recall that my first Cyma watch was a Moonphase Gold plated Auto with transparent base. It was about HKD$3,500.00 in 1988. That was quite a honest watch that did not steal my time away. I Don't know if I still can see that watch again as I sold to someone for another Watch.

This is a 2007 release Auto World Time from Cyma. Stainless Steel material and see through base for the auto Calibre. Friend of mine is using it, I met Him in HKIA yesterdsay and he showed me. Frequent traveller's favourite.

HK Snob

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Serious Rolex Collector

This is probably one of the dissenting collectors for Rolex. He has roughly 60 Rolex Sea Dweller in that glass globe. All are in running mode. So What kind of mindset a Rolex Collector should be!?? Collect One model with all his financial might for Quantity!? Collect Different type or versatile version of one model!? Collect one series of the same model in different time of release!? Collect all sorts of Colour of dial!? Collect Lucky number of the Serial Number!?
My favourie is to Collect all major version of Day date! As there are numerous number of Rolex being released every year, As Rolex is probably the largest number of Chronometer Watch production in Switzerland. I think all collectors have the mindset to collect as many as he can, But as for myself, I prefer to collect as best as I can for one Model. Well, if there is too many watches, it is a magnificent way to display and people will definitely say “WOOOW… A lot of Rolex!” But if they are more or less the same… That may be better to collect something which is rare…

Anyway, I like those Rolexes on the Glass Globe!

As We have thumb of rule for Collections; Accurate, Rarity, technical evolutional. Design beauty. Most of all…my personal idea only!

HK Snob

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Cartier Panthère Ring

Introduced in 1914, the motif, was inspired by Louis Cartier’s fellow jeweler Jeanne Toussaint, who was nicknamed the Panther. Style icons as Chloë Sevigny and Rachel Zoe claimed this to be her favorite piece. Since then most probably, this Panther would have appeared in many forms as Brooch, Ring, pedant, Fountain Pens, Cuff Links...etc

This is a baby Panther I saw in HKIA departure hall a few days ago at Cartier Boutique.

HK Snob


Ref.5850SC. 18K Rose Gold (5N)
Automatic Movement with a Platinum Rotor.
Centered Sweep Second Hand,
Silver Guilloche Dial with Black Arabic Numerals
Sapphire Crystal, Water Resistant 34mm.(Including Crown) X 38mm. 
Croco Strap
Retail Price: HK$135,000

This is a beautiful man's watch for you and me. Typical FM design, Bold and Big and probbaly one of the future Classic watches for daily uses.

HK Snob

Rolex Oyster Crown, Submarine water Proof hatch lock

From Left to Right:

Orginal Helium Release valve of DeepSea and Sea Dweller.

Original Oyster Crown, only metal to metal contact.

Twinlock, metal to metal contact plus one gasket

Triplock, metal to metal contact plus two gaskets

HK Snob

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak "Jumbo" - Past, Present, and Future

There is a very detail studies on the Royal Oak's Past, Present and Future.We can understand the design concept of Royal Oak, Price, difference of major Royal Oak versions.
An extraordinary essay on this probably one of the most important watch in the World for Lovers of Royal Oak.

HK Snob