A. Lange & Söhne grants “Best of Show“ trophy

On 24 May 2015, Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid handed over a special timepiece to the American David Sydorick. The owner of an Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Spider Zagato is the winner of this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza jury award “Best of Show“. His more than 80 years old car has been chosen as the most beautiful one during the traditional competition for classic Breitling replica watches uk automobiles and awarded with the exclusively made LANGE 1 TIME ZONE “Como Edition“.

Lange-CEO Wilhelm Schmid (left) with winner David Sydorick and his wife.

The unique timepiece was handed over on occasion of a gala dinner at the Villa d’Este, the venue of the Concorso d’Eleganza on Lake Como. In his speech, Wilhelm Schmid quoted the French painter Marc Chagall: “The true collector cannot be identified through the things he owns, but through those he would delight in having.”

A successful collector is an innovator, someone who falls for a hidden gem that others have overlooked. “All it takes are knowledge, curiosity and this kind of gut feeling that leads to the best replica A. Lange & Söhne watches buys”, said Schmid.

Winner in the

About 60 participants presented their classic cars in the attractive surrounding at Lake Como. A special event that raised much interest was the exhibition of BMW Art Cars.A. Lange & Söhne has been supporting the celebration of automotive artistry since four years. The Lange 1 Time Zone “Como Edition” was designed to complement the competition’s most alluring automobile. The caseback of the white-gold cheap Breitling fake watches online displays the hand-engraved coat of arms of the Concorso d’Eleganza. In homage to the venue, Como represents Central European Time on the rotatable city ring.

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More than once, I’ve seen a top uk Breitling replica watches that was specifically designed or made for members of a watch forum or community. Heck, we even did our own timepiece together with Marvin a couple of years ago. This P1lot One watch is something special though, as it was also made by forum members.

P1lot One

Dutch watch forum horlogeforum.nl (with 4000 members) decided it was time for a special project. A watch for members only and also (partially) made by members. The design was done by member Teun van Heerebeek and his aim was to come up with a unique “Fliegeruhr”. The case and crown have been made by forum member Jan Binnendijk. The leather strap was crafted by another forum member, Remie Beijer and the watch roll is made by Rob Haaring. Hans de Ree was in charge of the project planning, communication and the funding process.

The movement used is a typical pilot’s replica Bretiling watches online movement, an ETA (Unitas) caliber 6498-1 with nice Côtes de Geneve finish on the bridges and perlage on the main plate. These movements are of course Swiss made, but at least supplied by Dutch watch manufacturer Pellikaan Timing.

P1lot One

The P1liot One’s case measures 43 x 12 mm and is made of grade 5 titanium. Buyers could choose between a fluted bezel or a smooth bezel. The large (10mm) winding crown is also made of titanium in a diamond shape. One of the cool features is that it has the number of the watch engraved. Oh, and as you’ve probably seen already it is a “lefty”.

When I asked Teun van Heerebeek about the odd position of the seconds sub dial (placed at 12 o’clock) he responded:

“Besides the case, I also designed the dial of the watch. Normally, there is this triangle at 12 o’clock as an indicator. I decided to do it a bit different and used the seconds sub dial as a 12 o’clock indicator. This, of course, also allowed us to make it a lefty. An important feature, as the wearer – if he is wearing left – doesn’t have to deal with a big crown sticking into his hands anymore. These design elements are clearly part of the unique apparel of the P1lot One.”

Normally, projects like these cost a lot of money and we’ve shown you here on Fratello Watches a couple of micro brands in the last few months that used Kickstarter to do the funding. In the case of the P1lot One, the funding for the 52 watches only took a week’s time. It could be realized in such a short time because there was no commercial concern and of course because of the relatively low number of watches. Despite it is ‘only’ 52 watches for a forum with 4000 members (the number of active members is unknown at the time of writing), the project managers also had to say “no” to quite a high number of people who didn’t order during the time of funding. Teun explains: “I can understand that not everyone was willing to participate at first because there was no final product to show yet”. Compared to previous forum limited editions (by a.o. MeisterSinger), 52 is the highest number of Breitling replica watches uk for sale ever sold (as a forum LE).


The P1lot One will be delivered in a beautiful watch roll and comes with a booklet that states the owner’s name, the number of the watch and specific edition that the owner received. Leather straps have also been engraved with the initials of the owner. The buyers could choose between four different versions, either one with a fluted or smooth bezel and then there was the choice between white or orange Super Luminova. The price of the watch was €499 Euro, including VAT.

On the 29th of March, the P1lot One will be officially released at Teuge Airport in The Netherlands.

Even though it is not possible to order this Breitling replica watches online any longer, I thought it is quite an interesting project especially as the manufacturing process also heavily relied on some forum members. It might inspire other on-line communities to do the same perhaps.


TAG Heuer & the Automobile Club of Monaco: a global partnership with a long history

The history of TAG Heuer replica watches online is closely linked with the Automobile Club of Monaco. From Juan Manuel Fangio to Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button, the greatest motorsport champions have all played their part in the TAG Heuer legend. It’s the same for all motorsport races but the highlight is the most prestigious race and one of the oldest motor races in the world: The iconic Monaco Grand Prix. At this circuit, TAG Heuer occupies its own very special place, written in the great annals of history.

The Swiss watchmaker is building up the biggest number of Monaco Grand Prix winners: Niki Lauda, Jody Scheckter, Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna, Mika Häkkinen, David Coulthard, Kimi Räikkönen, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton, all TAG Heuer ambassadors who have taken the chequered flag here. Since 2011, TAG Heuer and the Automobile Club of Monaco have been strengthening their relationship even further by signing a historic and now all-encompassing agreement: Official Partner, Official Watch and Official Sunglasses.

The night before the race, it was on-board the SeaDream, which was moored in the Principality’s harbour and decked out in brand colours, that Jean-Claude Biver, President of the LVMH Group Watch Division and CEO of TAG Heuer, welcomed guests of the brand to a cool and exclusive party: new brand ambassador Cara Delevingne (who also started the Grand Prix as a “Grid Girl”), Fernando Alonso and the McLaren-Honda Team, the team with which TAG Heuer is celebrating 30 years of partnership this year– the longest partnership in F1, which in itself is very symbolic – and also Mark Ronson as DJ… All of this in a coolly relaxed atmosphere to celebrate the unique history of TAG Heuer with motorsport and in particular with the ACM, the iconic organiser of the Grand Prix, an institution which in 2015 is itself celebrating its 125th anniversary.

Jean-Claude Biver, President of the LVMH Group Breitling replica watches uk Division and CEO of TAG Heuer, said: “Sport is emotion, it is success, joy, hope, endurance, performance. All the qualities that are also found in a TAG Heuer watch. And to be completed: Swiss Avant Garde since 1860 is our slogan. It’s a state of mind that drives us, today more than ever, to be disruptive, connected to the future, high-tech, young and dynamic. Our activity in Monaco brings together all these ingredients, those of a luxury brand which has all the hallmarks of a high-end product, but one which is still accessible.

TAG Heuer watches – New for 2015 – taking centre stage over the weekend:

The McLaren Formula 1 “30th anniversary of partnership” special edition
The “Ayrton Senna” Chrono special editions with the famous “Legend” steel bracelet
The “Cara Delevingne” special editions to give the weekend a touch of glamour,
The Carrera Heuer-01 manufacture chronograph, the symbol of a new generation,
and, since we’re by the sea, the all new Aquaracer 300M.

To understand the bond between watchmaking and motor racing, it’s TAG Heuer that you have to look to. The brand has built, consolidated and driven forward this bond to an unprecedented level of performance, with the creation of chronographs which have pushed the boundaries of chronometric accuracy – 1/10th, 1/100th, 1/1,000th and 5/10,000th of a second.

A look back over time

In 1911, the ACM created the Monte-Carlo Rally, the very first motor sport event organised across Europe. The Rally was not only designed to prove that steam or petrol cars could cross Europe in the middle of winter, but also to put the spotlight on the Rally’s final destination – the famous gambling capital, Monte-Carlo. That same year, TAG Heuer unveiled the Time of Trip, the first 12-hour chronograph specially designed for car dashboards and aeroplane instrument panels. Another new development came in 1916 with the launch of the first chronograph which could measure to within 1/100th of a second. In 1929, the ACM was once again at the forefront of innovation when it organised for the first time in automobile history a Formula 1 Grand Prix in the heart of a city. Seventy years later, the ACM was to organise the first Monte-Carlo Rally for New Energy Vehicles as part of the partnership between the ACM and TAG Heuer. But it’s the Monaco Grand Prix which is still the main event of the year.

A few key dates

1969: TAG Heuer is the first watchmaking brand to sponsor a professional driver, Jo Siffert.

1971: A TAG Heuer watch shared top billing with Steve McQueen on the poster for the film Le Mans.

1971-1979: TAG Heuer is the 1st cheap Breitling fake watchmaker affiliated to a Grand Prix team, the Scuderia Ferrari team.

1985 to date: Over the course of their 30 year partnership, the longest in Formula 1 history, TAG Heuer and McLaren have clocked up the most number of Monaco wins (15).

1992-2003: Official Timekeeper of Formula 1 – 1/1,000 of a second.

2004-2006 and since 2014: Official Timekeeper of the Indy Racing League and the legendary Indianapolis 500 – 1/10,000 of a second.

2011 to date: Official Partner of the Monaco Grand Prix with the Automobile Club of Monaco.

Since 2014: Official Timekeeper of Formula E, the first Championship for fully electrically powered single-seater cars.
Since 2015: Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of Nissan Motorsport, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the World Endurance Championship.

Richard Mille – Tourbillon RM 27-02 Rafael Nadal

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RM 27-02

It is in the run-up to the 114th French Open, where emblematic Richard Mille partner Rafael Nadal will be vying for his tenth title, that the Swiss Jura brand is unveiling its new manual winding tourbillon caliber dedicated to tennis.

Following research by Richard Mille’s engineers into NTPT® carbon—a material with remarkable mechanical properties and excellent resistance to micro-cracks—the brand is unveiling the very first skeletonised baseplate known as “unibody”, in which the caseband and baseplate have been fused into a single piece, removing the need to attach the two components together. This structure, inspired by the chassis of racing cars, enhances rigidity and resistance to impacts when used in best Breitling fake watchmaking.

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Working with North Thin Ply Technology, Richard Mille’s engineers have developed a highly original material known as TPT® quartz, composed of hundreds of layers of quartz filaments piled on top of each other. These fibers are exceptionally resistant to high temperatures and are characterized by extreme strength and transparency to electromagnetic waves.

No thicker than 45 microns, the silica layers are inserted between layers of NTPT® carbon by an automatic positioning system that changes the orientation of the fibers between each layer by 45°. Heated to 120°C in an autoclave similar to those used to make aeronautical components, the material is then ready for machining at ProArt. During this phase, the various layers of TPT® quartz and NTPT® carbon are revealed at random, ensuring that each machined component is as unique as the heart of the baseplate, which is machined using the same process.

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