Combining watchmaking with jewellery, the Cat’s Eye Tourbillon with Gold Bridge featurs feminine curves sparkling with 308 diamonds, from the bezel to the lugs and, in an ultimate touch of refinement, on the crown. Its distinctive oval case in white gold frames a dial decorated with floral motif engraved in relief on the mother-of-pearl. Gently rounded leaf-shaped hands turn under a sapphire crystal signed with a delicate transfer of the GP logo.
At 6 o’clock, the Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon reigns under a Gold Bridge delicately carved with a floral motif that echoes the dial. It precisely regulates the running of the manually wound calibre GP09700-0012, and its 174 parts decorated, adjusted and assembled by hand.
The Cat’s Eye Tourbillon with Gold Bridge is available on a deep black or red alligator strap with a gold folding buckle set with diamonds.
The vintage watch market is booming, and not just at its extreme, where timepieces change hands for hundreds of thousands (and in the most extreme cases tens of millions) of Swiss francs. But which are the most collectible brands and how do the statistics differ by country? Digital Luxury Group, which analyses Internet search activity and, as part of its research, publishes an annual WorldWatchReport based on its findings, shares its insights in this largely unexplored field with WorldTempus in this interview with Inès Lazaro, Product & Marketing Manager at DLG Intelligence.
WorldTempus: What used to be the “second hand” watch market has now turned into the booming ”vintage watch” market. Do you see a noticeable difference between these two terms as far as Internet searches are concerned?
Inès Lazaro: On average, “vintage” is searched 30 times more than “second hand” in the top ten countries searching for vintage/second hand Swiss Fake watches UK. We can see that around 95% of searches are related to vintage Swiss Rolex replica watches against 5% for second hand.
How do you account for different terminology in the different languages of the countries for which you conduct your research?
We collect volumes of keywords in English and the local language of each of the 20 markets we track worldwide. In Switzerland, for example, we track data in English, French, German and Italian. In the US, UK and India, we only track data in English. These keywords have been created using suggestions from different sources in order to have a comprehensive list of keywords for each market. These lists are then filtered for noise and are used to collect search volumes.
What differentiates your services from, say, Google’s keyword tool?
Our DemandTracker technology covers many different keywords associated with each intention. It also includes translations in various languages. Therefore, the scope is much larger than the keywords you can enter on Google’s keyword tool. For instance, in our tool the amount of searches for vintage Rolex includes over 900 keywords for Rolex in 20 countries.
What are the top 10 markets for vintage watches according to your research?
Our latest figures are for the second quarter of 2014 and show the comparison with the second quarter of 2013.
What are the most sought-after brands across the top 10 countries in your research? Are there any major differences?
Vintage Rolex watches are the most sought after. They are the number one searched brand in eight of the ten top ten countries. However, French and Japanese consumers have a higher interest in vintage replica watches.
The top three for each market are:
1. US: Rolex, TAG Heuer, Cartier
2. UK: Rolex, Omega, TAG Heuer
3. Italy: Rolex, TAG Heuer, Omega
4. Japan: Omega, Rolex, Panerai
5. France: Omega, Rolex, Breitling
6. Germany: Rolex, Omega, Breitling
7. Thailand: Rolex, Patek Philippe, Omega
8. Singapore: Rolex, Omega, Replica TAG Heuer
9. India: Rolex, Omega, Patek Philippe replica watches
10. Spain: Rolex, Omega, TAG Heuer Swiss replica watches
Do you collect data about watch collectors and collecting? If so, how does this compare with the general vintage watch market situation?
Vintage watches are considered more of a medium to long-term investment. Collectors, on the other hand, are seeking Rolex replica watches that have a heritage or history. There is also a “revival movement” within the watch community with some brands releasing new models inspired by some of their most iconic watches from the past. Brands like Patek Philippe and Rolex are seen to be good investments because of their increase in value over time.
Given the increasing interest for watch auctions, have you considered tracking searches in this field?
Auctions are an important keyword to track especially concerning Haute Horlogerie. Brands are using auctions in order to think about their brand. Yes we are considering analysing auction related searches and we have the ability to do so. We may do this from January 2015. We are still trying to find how relevant these searches are for the reality of business. However, we can analyse the impact of auctions on searches for the brand.
How easy is it for you to add new parameters for analysis in general? What does this involve and how long would it take to set up?
It’s fairly easy. Setting up a new segment involves a number of steps. Firstly, we define the scope of our research by selecting the brands, markets, languages, segments, categories and destinations, for example. Then we will begin the research by collecting brand-related phrases, removing keywords and harmonising the data. This data will then be collected monthly and interpreted by mapping keywords with user intentions. The next step involves the extraction and analysis of the data; the metrics will be defined and data visualised. The final step is giving insights by identifying trends, challenges and opportunities. Given our expertise in this field we are able to build new segments in about 1 month.
Kate Bosworth was wearing Harry Winston’s Diamond Traffic Earrings and Winston Cluster Diamond Bracelet to the Hugo Boss Prize 2014, at the Guggenheim in New York, on Thursday, November 20, 2014.
The jewelry Swiss replica watches collection Mademoisele Privé – two words found on Gabrielle Chanel’s design-studio door, at rue Cambon in Paris – is a showcase for the symbols Coco Chanel dearly cherished and the element she loved to have around her.
Originally associated with masculine dress – 19th-century dandies wore camellias in their buttonholes – Coco Chanel laid claim to camellias for her feminine wardrobe. Today, produced in a wide range of materials and forms the camellia is one of Chanel’s key symbols, which never ceases re-interpreting it through its watchmaking and fine jewellery collections.
Mademoiselle Privé Watch with Embroidered Camellia
For almost a century, the House of Lesage has been embroidering elaborate designs for all the top names in haute couture and fashion, and continues perpetuating its exceptional know-how. For the very first time in watchmaking, diamonds and fine pearls have been embroidered.
Fine pearls stitched with gold and silk threads, rose-cut diamonds, flakes of gold and gold seed-stitch form precious camellias on ink-black fabric.
The tour de force is found in how the thickness of the embroidery fits into the extremely thin 18K yellow gold watchcase and how the hands – also in gold - turn just above the raised seed-stitch. Each camellia is produced by hand and needle and so each dial is a unique piece.
The fake watches for sale houses a high-precision quartz movement displaying the hours and minutes and is worn on a black satin bracelet whose 18K yellow gold ardillon buckle is set with 80 brilliant-cut diamonds.
This new model reaffirms, the sporting, virile side of its nature with a new DLC-coated case framing a black Superluminova- enhanced dial and fitted with a vintage-style brown strap.
The functions and detailed finishing remain identical: hours, minutes, date through a window at 6 o’clock, central chronograph seconds hand, 30-minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, small seconds at 9 o’clock. In a nod to aviation, the latter recalls the “Alarm Flag” featured on the frequency altimeter appearing on cockpit instrument panels.
This timepiece is a limited edition created in 100 pieces.
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2014 marks the tercentenary of the passing of the Longitude Act by the British Parliament. By this official Act of Parliament, adopted in 1714 and motivated notably by a terrible shipwreck near the Isles of Scilly which led to hundreds of sailors losing their lives, the British Government set up the Board of Longitude, an organism intended to judge the feasibility of methods proposed to measure a ship’s longitude at sea.
In 1735, John Harrison, an English carpenter and self-taught clockmaker born in 1693, presented the first instrument that was truly worthy of interest and had a real chance of providing a solution to the thorny problem of the calculation of a ship’s longitude. With this first marine clock (known as the H-1), Harrison proved that longitude could indeed be calculated by the use at sea of marine clocks, marine chronometers and subsequently by specially devised replica watches. His discovery would also spur on the clockmaking profession and encourage his contemporaries and competitors to throw themselves into the race to achieve truly accurate timekeeping.
In the following years, Harrison presented four other versions - H-2, H-3, H-4, a hyper-accurate pocket Rolex replica watch, and H-5, which produced outstanding results.
By commemorating the tercentenary of the Longitude Act, Girard-Perregaux pays tribute to John Harrison. Thanks to the daily calculation of latitude and longitude, sailors were henceforth able to determine their position with precision and thus set out to explore and conquer hitherto unknown territories.
The Traveller Large Date, Moon Phase & GMT Tribute to John Harrison watch (that was presented by Girard-Perregaux together with the The Traveller Large Date, Moon Phase & GMT), is a limited-series edition restricted to 50 pieces in 18K pink gold. This 44 mm-diameter Omega replica watch worn on an alligator-skin strap features a special dial for the occasion and a case-back carrying the words “Tribute to John Harrison”.
This dial has been elaborated so as to recall John Harrison’s contribution to the science. One of the meridians engraved onto the dial is highlighted thanks to an added applied graduation. This representation is designed to illustrate the original prime meridian, corresponding to that of Greenwich in England. In the second time-zone counter is inserted a map of Western Europe, in black on an anthracite-gray background. Vivid red is used to mark out Great Britain, John Harrison’s mother country, which, thanks to this clockmaker’s invention and to the might of its Empire, imposed the Greenwich Meridian as the standard time reference for the entire world.
It will be noted that the original meridian here passes through the moon phase window, the realistic representation of which has been achieved by the delicate process of metal-plating a diminutive disk. Its presence here is surely no accident, since a footnote to history relates that John Harrison was engaged in a dispute with the Astronomer Royal, Nevil Maskelyne who was for his part keen to promote the calculation of longitude by astronomical techniques, and in particular by the “Method of Lunar Distances”.
Piaget Cheap Swiss Replica Watches For Sale, the Haute Horlogerie Manufacture, shares a mutual passion with the world of polo that has a history of nearly 35 years.