Dive Watch Wednesday: How to Turn Any Watch Into a Dive Watch

If you want to take pictures under water, you can either use a regular camera in a matching, separate underwater case, or simply opt for a waterproof camera that comes with an already-sealed case. Chances are that, as a diver, you would go for the separate-case option (offering increased water resistance, versatility and a broader choice of camera options), whereas for a dive Breitling replica  watches uk, you’d go the opposite route.

Sure, Omega did offer something like a second-case construction with its Omega Marine (below) in 1932, but let’s be honest: a real dive cheap Breitling replica  watches is one whose own case is able to protect the movement from water.

Omega Marine watch

There is, perhaps, one exception. In the 1950s, you could buy a piece of diving equipment to be worn on the wrist that was, in fact, advertised as a “Waterproof Watch Case.”

With an inner diameter of 45 mm, the chromed brass case was large enough to accommodate a dress Rolex replica watches online, with the idea being that any watch inside the case could then act as a timing device under water as well. Equipped with a 5-mm-thick “shatterproof lens” (or, in other words, a flat Plexiglas crystal), the case retailed for $7.95 (which was about one tenth the price of a basic dive watch at the time).

Brass Watch Case

The increasing size of wristwatches, and most of all the growing popularity of the dedicated dive fake Breitling watches, eventually rendered the invention obsolete — though it was marketed for a while afterward as a solution for storing coins, car keys, et cetera.

And we at diveintowatches.com are quite thankful for that, considering all the great dive best Breitling replica watches that have been developed since then — even though this means we still can’t use our Patek Philippe Calatravas for diving…

The FHH announces the official launch of its China Mission

The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie announces the official launch of its China Mission to enhance the culture of Fine Breitling replica Watchmaking in the Greater China region.

The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie believes that the transfer of knowledge is of great importance to Fine Watchmaking, as it is by passing on expertise and experience that essential skills are preserved and the long-term future of the industry can thus be guaranteed. On 3rd March 2015, the Foundation hosted a cocktail at The Glasshouse, in ifc mall, to announce the official launch of its China Mission, whose role will be to enhance the culture of Fine Watchmaking in the Greater China region.

A who’s who of the new replica Breitling watchmaking industry arrived in good spirits, and were soon engaged in exciting conversations at this first gathering of the Fine Watch sector in the Year of the Goat. Mr. Carson Chan, Head of the Greater China Mission of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, commenced the ceremony by extending a warm welcome to guests, followed by an introduction to the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie China Mission, and HH Certification which was launched in New York in January 2015 and planned in Asia for 2016.

Mr. Carson Chan remarked, “In its role to unlock the mysteries of time measurement for admirers of horology and to arm players in the industry with professional knowledge, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie China Mission offers two types of workshop, in Mandarin and Cantonese: professional training sessions for sales teams at cheap Rolex replica watchmakers and retailers, and initiations to watchmaking for timepiece enthusiasts who would like to experience the watchmaker’s profession first-hand. It is with these tools that we intend to enhance the quality of professional service in the industry and promote the culture of watchmaking.

Breitling Chronoliner

A chronometer-certified chronograph to measure flight times, a second timezone display in 24-hour mode to juggle time differences around the planet, a scratch-resistant high-tech black ceramic bezel: the new Chronoliner reinterprets the spirit of aviation in an original and timeless style.

Across more than half a century, aviation has enjoyed spectacular progress. Planes’ performances have reached dizzying heights. The instrument panels featuring pointer-type counters and manual controls of the Super Constellation aircraft and the first jets have given way to computer screens and electronic joysticks. But two things have remained unchanged: flight captains still wear the same prestigious uniform; and a Breitling replica watches online chronograph continues to sit proudly on their wrist.

Inspired by a model from the 1950s and 60s, an era when Breitling was already an “official supplier to world aviation”, the new Chronoliner continues this tradition in a resolutely modern spirit. Its most distinctive feature is a broad bezel in scratch-resistant high-tech ceramic – one of the hardest synthetic materials – with a star-shaped cut-out to facilitate handling, along with white ceramic numerals ensuring an optimal contrast. The second timezone is clearly and simply read off thanks to the red-tipped hand and this rotating bezel with its graduated 24-hour scale, equipped with an ultra-precise ratcheted system. Just the ticket for a long-haul flight anywhere in the world. The performances of the chronograph, which is officially chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) like all Breitling movements, are displayed on counters at 12, 9 and 6 o’Clock. The dial is distinguished by a degree of legibility worthy of the finest flight instruments, with white luminescent hour-markers standing out against a black background, oversized hour/minute hands, along with counter hands also featuring a luminescent coating. The robust polished steel case with its 46 mm diameter radiates a strong presence on the wrist of professionals. The caseback bears the stylized planes that were a longtime Breitling signature. The original and timeless touch is complemented by a comfortable and distinctive steel mesh bracelet. The new Chronoliner: the authentic flight captain’s Rolex replica watches sale.

Two New Panerai Watches Feature Linear Equation-of-Time Function

Panerai added a new complication to its lineup at SIHH 2015, and it did so in a very Panerai way: the brand’s first Equation of Time function debuts in both a new Radiomir 1940 and Luminor 1950 watch, represented on the dial by a linear scale. Scroll down to read more on the new Breitling replica watches, both of which boast an eight-day power reserve.

The equation of time, a sophisticated astronomical complication that measures the difference between mean time and solar time (and explained in more detail here) is the signature function of Panerai’s new P.2002/E caliber, a manual-winding movement based on Caliber P.2002, the brand’s first in-house movement that debuted in 2005. The movement, with a diameter of 13 3/4 lignes, stores a power reserve of eight days in its three spring barrels.

Caliber P.2002/E powers both new Panerai watches, the Panerai Radiomir 1940 Equation of Time 8 Days Acciaio (PAM00516), with a 48-mm case, and the Panerai Luminor 1950 Equation of Time 8 Days Acciaio (PAM 00601), with a 47-mm case. Both Rolex replica watches uk have black dials in Panerai’s well-known “sandwich”-style construction. The linear equation-of-time indicator is positioned above the 6 o’clock position (the spot in which you’d find the linear power-reserve display on some other Panerai watches with eight-day movements); the small seconds subdial is at 9 o’clock, and the month (on a subdial) and date (in a window) are on display at 3 o’clock.

Panerai Radiomir 1940 Equation of Time - front

Panerai Radiomir 1940 Equation of Time - back

Both cases are made of polished 316L stainless steel and water-resistant to approximately 100 meters. The case of the Luminor 1950 (which is an evolution of the original cheap Breitling replica watches, historical Radiomir case) features another Panerai hallmark, the distinctive bridge device with clamping lever to protect the winding crown. The casebacks have sapphire viewing windows that offer a view of Caliber P.2002/E, and specifically the power-reserve display, which has been moved here due to its traditional spot being occupied by the equation-of-time indication on the dial.

The Panerai Radiomir 1940 Equation of Time 8 Days Acciaio – 48 mm is a limited edition of only 200 pieces, and the Panerai Luminor 1950 Equation of Time 8 Days – 47 mm is even more limited, to just 100 pieces. Both timepieces are fitted with an alligator strap (black for the Radiomir, brown for the Luminor); the Luminor 1950 is also supplied with a screwdriver and a tool for changing straps.

Panerai Luminor 1950 Equation of Time - front

Panerai Luminor 1950 Equation of Time - back