Monday, May 30, 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Paul Breguette Watch Cuff Links- an exquisite beauty of Cuff Link

Paul Breguette is a division of the Ebel Watch Company. Watches of this caliber range from $10,000 - $60,000 and beyond. Now I can find out this Watch-cufflinks offers limited quantity of this pair of gorgeous gold Paul Breguette movements in excellent condition.
The design and construction of these timepieces is second to none. Please note the bar segments, finely inlaid rubies nestled within matching gold settings, as well as the expertly crafted balance and the extremely pleasing shape and dimensions. If you are a true aficionado or simply someone with an appreciation for fine things that reaches the very core of your being, this pair of cufflinks is truly worthy of your esteem. Also, please take a moment to view our Paul Breguette Silver Rectangular Cufflinks for the same design in gleaming silver. Show your friends exactly how you roll. Just slightly more than 7/8 of an inch in length and just slightly less than 7/8 of an inch in width.
Price is $1195.00. go to these website for more watch selection and type..
Sham Shui Po Snob

Friday, May 20, 2011

French Celsius X VII II Company Launches LeDIX Tourbillon Watch in a HandPhone

The French Celsius X VI II company which has been considered as pioneer and leader in high-end communication field released new mobile phones and the new clamshell phone Le DIX . This is no more than just a phone, not like Vertu, this has a Flying Tourbillon made by Richard Miller and Confrérie Horlogère design team and exclusively released 18 pieces worldwide.
Inside the Phone
In January of 2011, This style of watch cell phone was jointly made by watchmaker Richard Miller The sleek smooth aerodynamics and streamline design of Le DIX watch cell phone is to some extent like a Ferrari car which is manufactured by polished the grade five titanium metal all over its body and the whole design reflected contemporary beauty perfection.
Watch part adopts luxurious mechanical stopwatch and supports with all items required by the most rigorous connoisseurs including more than 600 mechanical components, A flyback tourbillon with special shock absorber function and transparent sapphire surface to waterproof and anti-abrasion. Well, at this end of the day, will you spend Euro 250,000 for this watch or handphone?
Kowloon Snob

Montiek Tourbillon

MontieK, is a new brand of exclusive watches with Headquarters in Amsterdam. Jean Taree, founder and CEO, has announced the launch of the “MontieK Tourbillon Collection”, watches featuring the Flying Tourbillon, the ‘finest ever’ conceived time mechanism favoured by all connoisseurs. MontieK responds to an eagerness of many Tourbillon admirers all over the world to own – at an accessible price – a Tourbillon Watch of European signature. A Friend of my blog told me that he has one and it is about 4 seconds tolerance a day, which is pretty accurate. Seems that there is no agent in HK., let me search for it. Kowloon Snob

Casio Sheen

This is the watch for young and engerteic girl of 12-18 years old... I am sure she will like it...
Mong Kok Snob

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Techno Marine Sportive Unisex Watch

This is a Chronograh that is equipped with resolution of 1/20 Second, Changeable outfit plastic case to match with your clothes. A leisure causal when you are not in in office...
HK Snob

Tezuka Osamu World's Black Jack Watch

This is a non-expensive Watch for your kids and girls, best for outgoing teenager who wants something new and special. Quartz movement.
HK Snob

Wolrd Most Expensive Rolex USD$1.16 million

Officially the world's most expensive Rolex, it is the first Rolex ever to crack the million-dollar mark. This split seconds chronograph wristwatch ever made by Rolex, it was never available to the public. This Rolex Chronograph was Sold For A Record breaking $1.16 Million. An oversized stainless steel Rolex chronograph made in 1942 just set a new world record for the most expensive Rolex ever to be sold at auction when it fetched $1.16 million at Christie's Important Watches sale in Geneva yesterday, 18 May 2011.
Limited to 12 examples were known ever produced, of which estimated only eight are known to have survived.

According to Christie's research, the rare chronographs were produced exclusively as gifts to famous gentleman racing drivers in Italy and the U.K. in the early 1940s, such as Stefano La Motta, Barone di Salinella, who raced legendary cars like the Ferrari 166S Spyder and needed to keep track of their lap times.

The Reason why This Rolex could be sold at this price is because it is big, and has a very balanced arangenmnt on dial, a split second watch… only celebrities could have it. And The World Economy is still OK… and of course, this is Rolex who used to be not the first choice in the auction list.. Well, I am speculating that the Ferrari Red Rolex Day Date would in one day hit another prominent Auction Record… let’s wait for a bit more…
HK Snob

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Royal Oak 18KT Solid Gold men’s watch,

  1. The One on left is RO 35mm White Gold Men Watch Circa 1986
  2. The one on the Right is First generation AP RO 39 mm Jumbo Yellow Gold
It was finished to the highest Swiss standard for Perfection, manual polish to the finest insignificant fine line touches by oldest traditional house of watch matching technician.
So beautiful yet so delicate, elegant, and reliable, Simple sweeping second hand, with Diamond calibrated dial, It was tested and verified in accordance with the most stringent techniques. Housing for longer than lifetime, An Automatic mechanism driven by 21 Kt Gold Rotor. It is Royal Oak, 14486A. 0.0477BA.01! Calibre: 14486 (Date) 18K White Gold Standard (Classic)  18K White Gold. 14 mm strap 35 mm size fo watch 2131/1 Ultra-Thin movement Weight about 148 grams est.,
HK Snob

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Rolex Day Date Ref. 1803 Pink Gold

This is another Pink Gold Rolex Day Date Ref.1803, Of course, you have to see it to unveil the ultimate beauty of such a great classic on your wrist. Not just elegant, stylish, also a taste of  Asian favourite Pink Gold colour! An Awesome Day Date!
Kowloon Snob

Rolex Day Date Ref 1803 Rare Chocolate Brown Colour dial with Diamond

I have seen this Rare Colour of Rolex Ref.1803 Day Date in White Gold Today.
Very Low profile on the case and High profile on his colour. Excellent for Senior executive.
Private Collection of Paul.
HK Snob

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Rare Collectible Colour dial of Rolex Day Date

The bunches of Rolexes are of some of the mostly Collectible Dia Colour. Amongst them the Water Melon red is rarest, then light blue, and yellow. Black one is onyx. I have never seen a Yellow one yet. These watches are belonging to Paul. Collector and dealer of Watch in HK.

HK Snob

Monday, May 2, 2011

Rolex Ref. 1803 Day Date Ferrari Red

I believe that there is less than handful of people who has enough money of HKD6,900 in the 70s and at the same time appreciate such kind of colour of RED. So by today, this is likely the most difficult to find RED DD of Ref. 1803.
This is definitely one of the rarest Rolex Day Date Ref. 1803 as the Dial Ferrari Red! I have been walking through many of the Singapore watch Shops last week with help of Uncle Jack, and almost all the shops in Macao and HK. I could not find out one. The owner of this watch is not me, he is Paul. Paul has been collecting watch for 25 years, I am waiting for him to sell this to me, but that must cost me a big fortune. It comes with Original bracelet, the previous owner is a 77 Years old man who had owned this watch for 20 years, he sold this to Paul two weeks ago. The watch color is rare, same as the Daytona Red, which was the world RECORD for US$170,600.00 in 2004.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Is Tourbillon always more Accurate than a regular Watch?

A discussion with some of the Roger Dubuis sales executives at Pacific Place Today about the basic theory of the Tourbillion… whereas some of us many not know.

As per the basic, if you know all about tourbillon watches then none of this should be surprising or new to you. If you don't, you might have a couple of outstanding questions as to what a tourbillon is, why prestigious watch makers say you should want one, and why they are so expensive. The tourbillon has been around for a long time and only started becoming popular in 1990’s. Nowadays, an entry fee for a Swiss branded Tourbillion is HKD$400,000.00.

Tourbillon was patented by watch making Master Abraham Louis Breguet as I mentioned in last post. That patent has long since expired. Tourbillon is French for "whirlwind." This is because the mechanism literally spins on itself. Breguet's ideas was essentially to house a clock within a clock.
If you have a balance wheel that rotates, rotating on itself. If you understand the concept of a balance wheel, you know that it does not just turn endlessly in one direction. Rather, it moves in a back and forth manner, like a revolving pendulum. This is often referred to as balance wheel oscillation. In fact, a balance wheel is a pendulum, and the consistency of its back and forth rotations are the basis for mechanical watch movement accuracy. Of course, if the frequency is higher, likely by right, it would be more accurate. That is why Grand Seiko has a Hi Beat of 36,000 cycles per hour.

A tourbillon is a in fact a balance wheel that itself rotates, but the balance wheel rotates in one direction (not oscillation), and it typically make full rotation every 60 seconds, but some design rotates every 30 seconds. For this reason, the tourbillon is often used at the seconds counter when it is used in a watch. A convenient way of putting in a seconds counter.

The main theory behind how a tourbillon is supposed to work, is that the balance wheel rotates to all positions in purpose of off setting the effect gravity might have on it being stuck in one position consistently. So if the balance wheel is constantly moving, then minor deviations here and there will be canceled out. But that is purely theory, as our hands are moving in all direction, the watch is not placed in juts one position., the cancellation effect is multi-degree-variation-complex. There is no fixed rate of gravity cancellation in each of the gesture position.

Most watch manufacturer actually agree that even if the tourbillon is able to perfectly cancelling out rate affecting effects of gravity on a balance wheel, this is not the key to ensuring accuracy.
As such, tourbillon watches are far from the most accurate watches around.

There are different types of tourbillons. You may hear of traditional tourbillons of one axis, Roger Dubuis’ Double Flying Tourbillons and some other flying tourbillons, along with various terms to refer to multi-axis tourbillons. Traditional tourbillons use what is called a bridge that is part of the mechanism that holds it in place. This is literally the metal piece over the tourbillon, around which is free viewing of the tourbillon in operation.

A flying tourbillon is a special type of construction purely for aesthetic purposes that removes the bridge for "unobstructed view" of the tourbillon operating in its natural environment. Here there is no bridge, but rather the tourbillon is connected to the movement from underneath. A flying tourbillon is entirely a complicated cosmetic touch.

 A tourbillon is placed in what is called a "cage." Like a gyro compass on the merchant vessel. The German C Plath Gyro was a ball floating inside a cage filled with electrically conductive liquid. The Gyro will rotate at high speed of over 10,000 r.p.m. That magnetic biased gyro will point to one pint in the universe. That was being employed as a Compass on the ship after magnetic biasing it.
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Milesime Double Flying Tourbillon Skeleton tilized the concept of the rear axial shaft of the automobile, when we turns the inner tire will rotate less and the outer more.. The Twin Tourbillon will be housed on a centre gear and that minor difference in speed of rotation of the right and the left will be offsetting the centre wheel in speed. That was the theory I got from the sales of Roger Dubuis. Well This Twin Tourbillon costs over HKD$2M

No matter what type of tourbillon used, the purpose is the same, to counteract the effects of gravity that may alter the accuracy and reliability of a balance wheel's oscillations.

Breguet's initial theory was that pocket watches, which are usually carried in almost vertical position, suffered from accuracy deviations due to the effect of gravity on the ever moving balance wheel. There are researches that have shown that Breguet's theories on tourbillon’s improvement are neglectible or even not effective at all on accuracy.
This carries a result that all effort in making and implementing a tourbillon movement does almost nothing to increase accuracy. Instead, a well constructed traditional watch that is finely tuned will beat out a tourbillon based watch anytime in terms of accuracy.

I, like most of watch collectors might admit that when we first learned about tourbillon watches, we were under an impression that they must be the most accurate mechanical watches out there, beating out any kind of chronometers. Now I know this is not correct, moreover, I think that they are simply not even very accurate at all.

The migration of the tourbillon from pocket watches to wrist watches was instigated by a bunches of the most expensive, oldest and complex watch manufacturers purely for "I can make one" prestige.

Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe and Blancpain, among others headed this movement. The first tourbillon-based watches were interesting, but lacked much of what people needed in a watch. Like the AP introduced in 1985, it is delicate, semi auto-wound of low efficiency, and often not very easy to read.

20 years later, automatic tourbillon movements arrived along with a number of aesthetic and functional variations, but of course the nature of the movement provided that it would always be delicate.

As such tourbillons will always remain a piece of art and miracle for curiosity, rather than watch improving technological innovations.

There are really only two reasons for a tourbillon based watch, and neither of them have anything to do with increased accuracy or reliability. 

A tourbillon is interesting and excited to look at. It is always in motion and attracts attention and really makes the watch seem more alive beside tick-taks,. This is especially true with the multi-axis tourbillon movements with their constant gyration. The visual splendor is there, but arguably not worth the incredible premium. Moreover it brings us such tourbillon watch is pure showiness and prestige.
Yes, the entry fee to the tourbillon club, at least for a decent quality one is so high, while there many tourbillon options out there, the average price for them is between HK$400,000 and HKD$1,000,000. You can get a good quality certified chronometer watch for about HKD$34,000. There are also cheap no-name watches that call themselves tourbillon watches, but really are not… The China Seagull makes Tourbillon that is real Tourbillon and carries a much affordable price tag that would not burn holes in your pocket. But it seems not the main sales items for customers in the Windows of King Fook Jeweler.

Why? You had rather pay another HKD$300,000 for branded AP, PP, VC or JLC?
Another interesting question why Rolex Does not come with Tourbillon!? Well, most of Rolex model are Qualified for COSC watch certificate, before they are attached with the read Seal of “ Superlative Chronometers” Rolex can make Tourbillon, but they might have problem to carry this watch equipped with the Tourbillon for COSC qualification, I mean that Tourbillon may be found harder to pass the stringent Time checking requirement for 15 days, 5 position and three temperature.

So next time… do not laugh at Rolex.. Oh ,, you do not make Tourbillon. Rolex has the reason…
Attached is a HKD$2M 
 Roger Dubuis Double Flying Tourbillon Paper Weight! But that is not for sale…

PS Roger Dubuis Excalibur Millesime Double Flying Tourbillon Skeleton is so far the most eye catching and beauftiful Watch I have seen. 

HK Snob