Replica Patek Philippe Grand complications Watches
In total, 2014 will see nine different new Aquatimers models. That doesn't include some color variations among the standard models such as the Aquatimer Chronograph or Aquatimer Automatic. The range has a large variety of styles, colors, materials, complications, and prices. Looking back to the original IWC Aquatimer watches from 1967, as we predicted last time, IWC was also heavily influenced by the watches they produced for Porsche Design in the early 1980s such as the famed (and amazing) Ocean 2000.
Finally, I want to comment on the "new vintage" watch, as my relationship with this type of product has evolved over time. At first I thought that the re-release of classic designs, models, etc., was a cheap way for brands to leverage their past. Then the vintage watch kick started to get popular in a major way, and I felt that brands were merely riding the wave of collector interest versus really doing anything original. In some ways, I still feel that but I also am much more sympathetic to the concept of a "new vintage watch," which actually describes many of the timepieces in this list. I will tell you why: The idea of owning a classic or vintage design can be very appealing from a nostalgic or stylistic perspective. Many of the "original" designs people seek are too rare, expensive, fragile, small, etc. to own or wear today. Brands who focus on offering high-quality and internally modern timepieces that emulate success from the past allow the watch lovers of today to experience some truly fantastic designs and experiences in a skin that often utilizes a modern movement and case construction. For that reason I am a bigger fan of "new vintage" watches that allow us to buy a new watch that seems to exist in a space of timeless desire and appeal.
As an interesting coincidence occurred a few days before writing this post. While traveling, I came across a gentleman wearing a "pre-Biver" Hublot and happened to comment on it thinking he was a watch guy. He sort of was and it turned out he almost exclusively collected "older" Hublot watches that existed before the relaunch and before the Big Bang. Being a more conservative guy, he said that the newer sporty pieces from Hublot were not his thing, and that he grabs what vintage Hublot models he can. So this Classic Fusion 42mm Ultra-Thin Shiny Dial watch post is in your honor, sir.
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