A. Lange & Söhne: new design accents for three Saxonia family classics

A. Lange & Söhne presents three models of the Saxonia watch family with a new dial design that further enhances their intrinsic gracefulness: Saxonia, Saxonia Automatic, and Saxonia Dual Time.

“Never stand still” is not only Walter Lange’s personal motto, it also motivates the product developers at Lange. Their tireless pursuit of the perfect Breitling replica watches has inspired the discreet dial design refinements of three Saxonia models. Particularly in a watch family innately characterised by such elegance and purity, each element, be it ever so small, has a visual impact on the overall appearance of the respective model.

Since it was launched 20 years ago, the Saxonia has been a permanent part of the manufactory’s repertoire. In their search for a more prominent face that would befit the new generation of the Lange classic, the designers sketched out numerous variations of the dial, most of them differentiated merely in nuances.

Just a few precisely placed accents graciously emphasise the sublimely chiselled face of the Saxonia family’s models. The solid-gold applied hour markers have been moved toward the periphery of the dial and are executed as double baton appliques at 3, 6, 9, and 12 o’Clock. The slightly extended black cheap replica Rolex watches graduations of the minute scale are also more striking. For the Saxonia Automatic and the Saxonia Dual Time, the tens markers of the subsidiary seconds dial have been endowed with numerals. All modifications were made in the interest of improved legibility.

The designers slightly reduced the case size of two models. The diameter of the Saxonia with the proven L941.1 manufacture calibre is now 35.0 millimetres. With a reduced diameter of 38.5 millimetres, the Saxonia Dual Time is now the same size as the Saxonia Automatic.

Its conveniently adjustable second zone time and superb legibility make the Saxonia Dual Time a perfect companion for individuals who feel at home around the world. At the same time, like the other members of the Saxonia watch family, it pays tribute to the homeland of A. Lange & Söhne. In Saxony, where craftsmanship is a centuries-old tradition and which has a deeply ingrained penchant for aesthetics, Ferdinand A. Lange found the ideal setting for the establishment of his watchmaking company in 1845. His graceful, dependable and precise pocket cheap Swiss Breiltling replica watches soon ranked among the world’s finest timepieces. This ambition is still upheld by the A. Lange & Söhne brand today. The three new Saxonia models live up to it in every respect. Their lavishly finished movements epitomise Saxon watchmaking artistry. The hand-engraved balance cock transforms each timepiece into a precious one-of-a-kind treasure.

Dive Watch Wednesday: Two Swiss-Made, Affordable Dive Watches That Got Better Over Time

Tissot and Certina are Swiss brands, both part of the Swatch Group, that currently offer mechanical dive watch models priced below $1,000 — the Tissot Seastar 1000 and Certina DS Action Diver. These replica Breitling watches uk also have something else in common: both were improved shortly after their launch, which makes them an even more attractive option to those in search of an affordable Swiss made dive watch.

The 43-mm Certina DS Action Diver was first introduced at Baselworld in 2011 in stainless steel (Ref. C013.407.11.051.00) and titanium (Ref. C013.407.44.081.00). A 45-mm chronograph version followed in 2012 (Ref. C013.427.11.051.00), and a blue-dial version in 2013 (Ref. C013.407.11.041.00). All models offer 200-meter water resistance and a bezel inlay made of sapphire crystal covered with a transparent layer (epoxy resin). They are either powered by an ETA 2824-2 or ETA 7753 movement and are available with either a rubber strap or metal bracelet. (Considering the price difference, we recommend going for the bracelet option first and acquiring the rubber strap separately). Unfortunately, all these models were initially equipped with a black-on-white date wheel between 4 and 5 o’clock, which probably is the most obvious thing to criticize (next to the text/font treatment on the dial; the ISO Standard could have easily been placed on the caseback instead). Fortunately, it appears Certina came around to agreeing: sometime between 2012 and 2013, the black dial base model was upgraded and now features a less dominant white-on-black date wheel. So if you can live with its position, and have always liked the look of this Breitling replica watches sale, now might be an even better time to give this model another chance. Hopefully, we’ll see the rest of the collection with matching date wheels soon, too.

Certina DS Action Diver original - Baselworld 2011Certina DS Action Diver - redesigned - Baselworld 2013Certina DS Action Diver -reclining

Also in 2011, Tissot launched its radically redesigned Seastar 1000 collection. Its rather unique look, and a huge selection of models and colors (there were, for example, three models with three different chronograph movements, all available in three color variations) made it difficult to not appreciate the range instantly (we still find the “1000” moniker a bit misleading for a 300-meter water-resistant AAA Cartier replica watches, though, and the 48-mm chrono feels a bit too large while the 42-mm base model could have been a little bit larger). The stainless steel case featured a helium release valve, a solid engraved bezel with PVD coating, and a sapphire crystal in the caseback. Tissot made changes in 2014, replacing the orange version with a darker red and making the blue version a bit darker. The bezel inlays were replaced with ceramic, raised indices were added, and, most importantly, the mechanical base model (e.g. Ref. T066.407.17.057.02) was upgraded to include the Powermatic 80 caliber – which is still based on an ETA base movement but offers an interesting, more exclusive alternative to the standard 2824 by adding an 80-hour power reserve.Tissot Seastar 1000 - original - Baselworld 2011Tissot Seastar 1000 - redesigned - Baselworld 2014

In short, if you are looking for a more affordable, Swiss-made dive cheap replica Breitling watches, both of these already attractive models have now become even more so. The Certina is probably the more elegant, conservative choice while Tissot offers more exclusivity when it comes to aesthetics and functions.

Breitling Avenger II: The Breitling Avenger Collection Redesigned

Breitling, which has recently revamped its Colt collection as well as tweaked the look of its newest Chronomat Airborne watches, has also given a redesign to another popular line in its portfolio, the Breitling Avenger series. The Breitling Avenger II collection includes two chronographs, one divers’best Breitling replica watches, and one GMT watch.

Breitling has developed the Avenger II series to be “even more technical, functional, and sophisticated,” with a slimmer and more ergonomic case profile, aviation-style “stencil” numerals; an engraved, satin-brushed bezel with integrated rider tabs; and a lighter, titanium caseback with a conversion scale for metric measurements. The Avenger II retains the large screw-locked crown with non-slip grip; the thick, glareproof sapphire crystal; and large hands, numerals and hour markers, here enhanced with Super-LumiNova.

The Avenger II is a chronograph with 43-mm case diameter, water-resistance to 300 meters (1,000 feet) and push-piece guards screwed into the steel case. Prices range from $5,100 to $5,500.

Breitling Avenger II

The other new replica Breitling chronograph watches, the Super Avenger II, lives up to its name size-wise, at 48 mm in diameter. It is also water-resistant to 300 meters. Prices range from $5,100 to $5,550.

Breitling Super Avenger II

The Avenger II Sea Wolf is a professional-grade divers’Rolex replica watches sale, and thus far more water-resistant than the rest, withstanding pressures to a depth of 3,000 meters (10,000 feet). The Sea Wolf is also equipped with a security valve that equals out the differences in pressure between the inside and outside of the case. Prices range from $3,700 to $4,150.

Breitling Avenger II Seawolf watches

The Avenger II GMT, water-resistant to 300 meters, has an easy-to-read second-time-zone display in a 24-hour scale around the dial, as well as a bidirectional rotating bezel with its own 24-hour scale that enables the wearer to also read the time in a third time zone. Prices range from $3,700 to $4,150.

Breitling Avenger II GMT

The Breitling Avenger II watches are available with several dial colors, with numerals or indices for hour markers, and on either a rubber strap or on a new Breitling professional bracelet with redesigned links. All of the Avenger II models have automatic movements and, like all fake Swiss Breitling watches, are COSC-certified chronometers.

Fratello Friday: 5 Top Watches in 5 Categories from SIHH 2015

SIHH 2015 has come and gone, and instead of immediately bringing you a “Top 5 Watches” or “Top 10 Watches”  — which we will surely do later on, nevertheless — we at FratelloWatches thought it might be interesting to pick a top new Breitling replica watches release from SIHH 2015 in five different categories.

The 2015 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie included 16 watch brands, most of them part of the mighty Richemont Group. Once, there was only one event per year at which replica Breitling watches uk manufacturers showed their collections, namely during the much larger exhibition in Basel. At one point, some brands decided — for various reasons, but mainly to have a different and more luxurious atmosphere — to host their own exhibition at Geneva’s Palexpo building. This year, that exhibition, the SIHH, celebrated its 25th anniversary.

Since there is so much information coming your way already, in the shape of watch reviews, “Top 5/10/20″ lists, etc., I decided instead to highlight one Breitling fake watches in five categories that I created myself based mainly on the what I saw in Geneva. (One category that is not represented here is the diving watch category, but I will address that when I cover Panerai in another article.)

Ladies’ Watches

Although there were plenty of new Swiss replica watches for ladies, from various brands like Baume & Mercier, Cartier (with its new Clé de Cartier) and Audemars Piguet (with its nice lineup of ladies’ Millenary models), there was one watch that really stood out from the rest: the Richard Mille Tourbillon Fleur. Whether you like diamonds on a watch or not (many women certainly seem to), the mechanism inside this fake watches uk should interest anyone with a weak spot for mechanical watches. A beautifully painted magnolia flower opens and closes every five minutes (taking six seconds to do so) to demonstrate the flying tourbillon that is inside. When the magnolia opens, the tourbillon cage is lifted a bit outside the flower so it can be observed from various angles, and after five minutes the cage lowers into the movement again and the magnolia closes its five petals. This procedure can also be triggered manually, by pushing the button located at 9 o’clock. More about this fine timepiece can be found here.

Richard Mille Tourbillon Fleur

Two-Tone Revival

In some parts of the world, the two-tone watch never really went away, and even remained very popular, but here in the Old World, two-tone Breitling replica watches uk were regarded for a long time as out of style. This doesn’t reflect my personal taste, by the way, as I have a weak spot for my Rolex Oyster Quartz in two-tone and wouldn’t mind owning a mint-condition Royal Oak 5402 in steel and gold. A few brands at the SIHH brought this fine combination of precious metal and stainless steel back into the picture, and Audemars Piguet had the most striking example, in my opinion. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15400SR, a 41-mm, three-hand watch, will now be available in two-tone. It’s worth mentioning that this watch’s 36-mm predecessors from way back were also available in a steel-gold combination. The previously mentioned Royal Oak 5402 in two-tone is, of course, similar, but considered to be the “Jumbo” or “Extra-Thin” version. More about the new two-tone Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15400SR can be found here.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

Minute Repeaters are the New Tourbillons

I don’t make it a secret that the minute repeater complication is more interesting to me than a tourbillon. Although a tourbillon watch can often be very impressive, nothing beats the sound of a minute repeater. Although Audemars Piguet was able to produce the loudest and cleanest-sounding minute repeater with its Royal Oak Concept RD#1 watch, it was a prototype that won’t be in boutiques in the near future. So allow me to rule that one out. After that, the most impressive minute repeater of SIHH 2015, for me, was the A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Minute Repeater. This minute repeater made in Glashütte, Germany is a “decimal” minute repeater, meaning that after activating the mechanism using the pusher at 10 o’clock, it strikes the hours, the 10 minutes (instead of the more common quarters), and the minutes. The Zeitwerk Minute Repeater also memorizes the actual time, so when you activate the minute repeater seven seconds (for example) before a new minute starts, it strikes the time as it was when you pushed the button. After the minute repeater finishes its job, the watch jumps to the correct time (and date). The replica Breitling watches for men is not limited by numbers, but purely by the capacity A. Lange & Söhne has to manufacture it.

A Lange Soehne Zeitwerk Minute Repeater

Affordable Watches

A 440,000-euro minute repeater and a 1.3-million-Swiss franc tourbillon are botj beautiful to look at or listen to, but most of us are looking for a watch in a bit more modest price range. Although it seems that a lot of the Richemont Group brands are moving away from anything affordable these days, there are healthy exceptions from Montblanc and Baume & Mercier. Montblanc was the brand that surprised most of the visitors with its new and stunning affordable pieces. One of my personal favorite replica Montblanc watches of this year is this world-timer (or Spirit Orbis Terrarum as it is officially called, probably because it is so easy to remember and pronounce) from the Heritage collection. A beautiful and clever watch that will tell you the home time at a glance wherever you are in one of the 24 displayed time zones. It works with two sapphire blue (light and dark) discs to indicate day or night, and it’s priced just below 5,000 euros. Detailed information can be found here.

Montblanc Worldtimer


This is the second-most popular mechanical watch complication, if we include the date indication as being one, as well. In my book, it is also one of the most useful ones. SIHH 2015 showed us a lot of chronographs, from the ones added to divers’ watches by Panerai to the Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph. Piaget did something it is very good at, introducing a very thin chronograph — the Piaget Altiplano Chronograph in gold, which has a thickness of just 8.24 mm. Vacheron Constantin reached back to some of its historical pieces and introduced the beautiful Harmony Chronograph. However, my personal pick for the most beautiful chronograph this year is the A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Perpetual Calendar, combining the best of both worlds in a slightly updated version of this already existing 2015 cheap replica Breiitling watches. It was not what most would consider the highlight for A. Lange & Söhne this year — considering the Zeitwerk Minute Repeater and the revised iconic Lange 1 —but the new Datograph Perpetual Calendar is simply striking, even without the gong.

Lange Datograph Perpetual