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As we approach Memorial Day, in which Americans honor the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and other military operators lost in the line of duty, we showcase cheap Rolex replica watches made by various brands especially to honor certain branches of the armed forces and those that support them. Herewith, our six “Tribute to the Military” watches.

IWC Schaffhausen, a watch brand with deep roots in making military-grade pilots’ watches, introduced its Big Pilot’s Watch Top Gun collection in 2007. Created in cooperation with the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School, known widely as “Top Gun,” the collection was expanded in 2012 with the addition of the IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Top Gun Miramar, a distinctly military-styled watch named for, and paying tribute to, the area in California where the Navy’s elite Top Gun pilots receive their training. The Top Gun Miramar (also available in a chronograph version) has a big, 48-mm ceramic case and anthracite dial. The hands and chapter rings are in a camouflage beige color and the military-green textile strap is reminiscent of the fabric webbing belts in an aircraft cockpit.

IWC Big Pilots Watch TOP GUN Miramar

combat unit for which it is named. The watch is engineered to withstand extremely harsh conditions and features on its dial a new form of Super-LumiNova that is particularly visible underwater or in the dark. It also contains an in-house Jaeger-LeCoultre automatic movement intended to provide a high degree of accuracy. Jaeger-LeCoultre solicited the input of actual Navy SEALs in its development of the Swiss Breitling replica watches; some of its features, including the matte black bezel that reduces glare, are a direct result of these consultations. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Diving Automatic Navy SEALs is limited to 1,500 pieces.

Jaeger-LeCoultre MC Diving Navy Seals

Released in 2013, the Breitling Navitimer 01 Honor Flight Limited Edition is a watch made in tribute to the Honor Flight Network, which flies World War II veterans to the memorial dedicated to their service in Washington, DC. This special version of the Navitimer — an iconic pilots’ watch from a brand with a rich history of producing watches for aviation — has a deep blue dial with the Honor Flight logo just beneath the 12 o’clock position, and a solid steel caseback with an engraved “wreath and bracket” from the World War II memorial in the nation’s capital and the inscription, “Honor Flight — One Last Mission.” The watch, which contains a Breitling chronograph movement, is limited to just 56 pieces, representing the 56 U.S. states and territories that participated in the Second World War.

Breitling Honor Flight Navitimer - Side

The striking skull-and-crossbones dial on the Bell & Ross BR01 Airborne is based on the patches worn by American paratroopers of World War II, who wore it on their uniforms as a defiant symbol of courage in the face of death. The skull on the dial is coated with Super-LumiNova so that it glows in the dark. On June 8, 2009, the 65th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, Bell & Ross introduced the 500-piece limited edition of the BR01 Airborne at a boutique in Paris. The brand has since followed up the original model with a 999-piece limited edition, the Airborne II, with a “phantom black” dial and “rifle barrel” patina finish.

Bell & Ross BR 01 Airborne

While not a military unit per se, the cryptologists at Britain’s Bletchley Park played a crucial role in the Allied war effort with their deciphering of the Enigma and Lorenz codes used by Nazi Germany (as those who’ve seen the Oscar-nominated film, The Imitation Game, may already be aware). The Bremont Codebreaker pays tribute to these often unsung heroes of WWII by incorporating actual historical materials from Bletchley Park and its codebreaking machines into the watch. Limited to only 240 pieces in stainless steel and 50 in rose gold, the Bremont Codebreaker features pieces of the actual German Enigma machine in the winding rotor of its automatic movement and fragments of the punch cards used in the decryption machines embedded in the case middle (to spell out the watch’s serial number). Additionally, a piece of the floorboard from the actual Bletchley Park building where the codes were broken (thus shortening the war by probably two years and saving countless lives) has been incorporated into the watch’s crown.

Bremont Codebreaker - front, with Enigma rotors

U.S.-based Kobold takes pride in the fact that many of its cheap Breitling replica watches uk are made in America, several with military usage in mind. The company worked with Navy SEALs to create the Kobold Phantom Black Ops Chronograph, whose black-DLC-coated, 41-mm steel case is made in the U.S.A. and contains a solid ETA 7750 chronograph movement. The rugged “stealth” timepiece also features a bidirectional rotating bezel, a domed, nonreflective sapphire crystal, a screw-locked crown, and green-tinted luminous hands and hour markers that would pair well with a set of night-vision goggles. The price is $4,150, but if you’re a SEAL or other armed service member, says Kobold, you will be offered a “healthy discount.”

Reviewing the Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph

A few years ago, Patek Philippe introduced a new Ref. 5980/1A with a white dial (for laymen: that’s the Nautilus Chronograph). We at Monochrome IWC replica watches were a bit surprised to discover, at Baselworld 2014, that Patek had already discontinued the steel 5980/1A model  and replaced it with a steel Nautilus Chronograph with a second time zone, like the one in the Aquanaut Travel Time Ref. 5164.

Patek Philippe 5990 Nautilus

That means that the 5980/1A-019 (the white-dial Nautilus Chrono) will have been in production for only two years. Since we’re talking about Patek here, productions numbers are rather low, and this reference is now a very rare bird which we expect to become very collectible. Although the other steel 5980/1A models are not as rare (but super-rare compared to a Rolex Submariner, for instance), we would not be surprised to see their prices climb now that the demand can no longer be fulfilled at Patek boutiques but only on the secondary market. But now, let’s take a look at the newbie in the Nautilus family, whose additional second-time-zone function works just like the one in the aforementioned Patek Philippe Aquanaut Travel Time.

Patek Philippe ref.5990/1A - live

On the dial, we see the chronograph register at 6 o’clock, and, similar to that on the Aquanaut Travel Time, it features a pointer-date, now positioned on the upper part of the dial. The date indication is connected to the local time, which is your travel destination. When traveling, it can be adjusted both forward and backward, to follow the date of the time zone where you are. To the left and right on the dial are two small apertures, which indicate day and night in both the local time zone and the home time zone. The chronograph pushers – to start, stop and reset to zero – are located on the left-hand side of the case, just like on the Nautilus Chronograph Ref. 5980/1A. Where the old 5980/1A had a 60-minute and 12-hour register for measuring elapsed time, the new ref. 5990/1A has just one 60-minute counter. While you won’t be able to measure how long that intercontinental flight took anymore, the new subdial is cleaner and easier to read. And with the additional pointer-date register, that’s a good thing.

Patek Philippe ref.5990/1A - wrist

On the left-hand side of the case are two pushers for changing the local time zone when you’re traveling. Design-wise, Patek Philippe did very well here, because these pushers look like the typical “ears” of the Nautilus case. However, adding them forced Patek to change the model’s typical two-part case for a more traditional three-part case. Although the entire case construction has changed, the diameter is still 40.5 mm and the case is still water-resistant to 120 meters. Also the overall case thickness is not much greater (the official data is not provided) than the 5980’s thickness of 12.6 mm. When we saw the first images, we “feared” the cheap Breitling replica watches would be too thick and too busy on the dial. After trying it on the wrist, we’re convinced that our fears were groundless.

Patek Philippe ref.5990/1A - wrist - angle

The movement of the Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph, Caliber 28-520 C FUS, starts with the same base caliber as its predecessor; however, now it has an additional module for the two time zones (called “FUS”) — again, the same module used in the Aquanaut Travel Time. The retail price in Swiss Francs is CHF 47,000 (about $57,300), just a few thousand more than the steel Ref. 5980/1A. That’s still a lot of money, but we’re glad that Patek didn’t set the price even higher. Despite the fact that the Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph is a great addition to the Nautilus collection, I will miss the 5980/1A, because of its sportier look. I still consider the 5980/1A to be the Magnum Opus of luxury sports Breitling replica watches.

Oris ProDiver Pointer Moon

Oris has been responsible for a handful of dive Breitling replica watches milestones recently; we’ve previously covered the brand’s groundbreaking Aquis Depth Gauge, and here we take a look at the Oris ProDiver Pointer Moon, the first mechanical watch that indicates both the lunar cycle and tidal range.

The Oris ProDiver Pointer Moon is the first wristwatch on the market that includes a function for indicating the tidal range — an important tool for professional divers, such as Oris “brand ambassador” Roman Frischknecht, whose photo appears on the inner lid of the special waterproof carrying case in which the watch is packaged, along with a replacement metal bracelet and a tool to change the strap.

Oris ProDiver Pointer Moon - front

The dial of the Oris ProDiver Pointer Moon is designed to give a diver easy, at-a-glance indications of both the tidal range and lunar cycle by means of a center-mounted pointer and a scale, eliminating the need for the diver to consult external manuals. The multi-piece titanium case, water-resistant to 1,000 meters, incorporates Oris’s patented Rotation Safety System, which allows the wearer to keep track of a certain time period using the unidirectional rotating bezel, which can be locked to prevent accidental adjustment, as well as an automatic helium escape valve.

In addition to the central hours, minutes and seconds hand and central moon-pointer hand, the cheap Panerai replica watches includes a date window at 5 o’clock and has another handy feature for divers — a meters-to-feet conversion scale — engraved on the screwed caseback. The sapphire crystal, which is domed on both sides and has nonreflective treatment on the inner surface, and the Super-LumiNova inlays on the hands and applied indices aid in underwater legibility. Two versions of the watch are available, one with the “Pointer Moon” function oriented to the northern hemisphere (Ref. 761 7682 7154) and the other with it oriented to the southern hemisphere (Ref. 761 7682 7134). The Oris ProDiver Pointer Moon comes on a rubber strap with an extendable folding buckle. The price is $3,600.

Oris ProDiver Pointer Moon - box

Technical characteristics:

Movement: Oris Caliber 761, based on Sellita SW220, automatic

Functions: Central hours, minutes, seconds, and pointer moon display, date display at 5 o’clock

Case and strap: Multi-part titanium case, diameter = 49 mm; screwed caseback with meters-feet conversion scale; sapphire crystal domed on both sides with inner nonreflective coating; protected screw-down crown; unidirectional rotating bezel with minute scale on black ceramic inlay; water-resistant to 1,000 meters; on rubber strap with folding buckle and adjustment extension (metal bracelet and changing tools included, packaged with the replica Breitling watches for men in a waterproof carrying case)

Dial and hands: Lunar tidal indication for either northern or southern hemisphere available; applied indices and hands both have Super-LumiNova inlays

“The Apple Watch Doesn’t Interest Me,” Says TAG Heuer’s Jean-Claude Biver in Our Exclusive Q&A

Jean-Claude Biver has been quick to action as the new CEO at TAG Heuer – restructuring the brand, introducing new Carrera models, announcing an exceptionally economical tourbillon cheap Cartier replica watches, and soon, the brand’s own smartwatch. Learn more in this exclusive interview conducted at Baselworld by Rüdiger Bucher, Chronos.

RB: Mr. Biver, what is your strategy for TAG Heuer?
JCB: The strategy remains the same. Only a certain amount of creativity and development has been shifted from the upper segment to our core business area. We’re making a shift by redistributing our forces.

RB: Where does TAG Heuer have its core business?
JCB: In the price range between 2,000 and 5,000 Swiss francs. We’ve invested the most in this price range. Let me show you something. (He shows me the new Carrera Calibre Heuer 01.)

RB: Will this be the new look for the Carrera?
JCB: Yes. This is the look of the future. All the Carreras will eventually look like this. And this chronograph comes with our new movement.

RB: That would be the 1887?
JCB: The 1887, re-dimensioned and re-crafted. We call it the Heuer 01 now. We’re offering this new chronograph for 4,900 francs, which is a very competitive price. And very soon after that we will introduce a chronograph with a tourbillon for only 14,900 francs.

RB: How is it possible to offer a tourbillon at that price?
JCB: By producing everything ourselves and not buying expensive components like so many others do. We’ve reorganized entire production cells and made them profitable.

Jean-Claude Biver - TAG Heuer CEO

RB: So what are other manufacturers doing wrong?
JCB: Nothing. But TAG Heuer cannot demand the same prices as some other manufacturers. An Audi cannot cost the same as a Bentley. A Maserati doesn’t cost as much as a Ferrari even though both have a V-12 engine and both were designed by Pininfarina. Each brand has its price. We’ll sell a relatively large number of the new tourbillon model – maybe 500 or 1,000 pieces. There are lots of people with a budget of around 15,000 francs who’ll buy themselves a tourbillon. For us that’s much more beneficial than a highly complicated chronograph with 1/1,000-second precision, when we might only be able to produce 10 pieces of a watch like that each year.

RB: How are you able to produce the chronograph movement so economically? The numbers of the 1887 are not that high – around 50,000.
JCB: If you have the infrastructure for 20,000 movements and work diligently, maybe you can produce 30,000 at a good price. But if you’ve got the means for 50,000 and only make 30,000, prices will explode. When I came to TAG Heuer, many people suspected that prices would fall under my leadership, along with the prestige of the brand. But instead, we are introducing watches now like the Carrera Heuer 01 and the tourbillon at these competitive prices. And that makes us virtually unrivaled. And why? Because we have adjusted our structures. I’ve had to let some people go, but that isn’t my fault. I inherited the situation. And, because of these measures, the people who remain have more opportunities, and we can sell these Swiss Breitling replica watches sale at more attractive prices.

RB: In which areas did you let people go?
JCB: We had too many supervisory bodies, some of which were redundant. Too many hierarchies. We were simply overstructured. We wanted to make everything more perfect than perfect. This resulted in a lot of indirect costs that we were able to dispose of. And we used Hublot as our model.

RB: Was your infrastructure designed to make too many movements?
JCB: Not only that. TAG Heuer was not sufficiently pragmatic overall. The channels of communication had to be simplified. People who work next door to one another don’t have to communicate via computer or telephone. Some things are simply discussed faster and better at the coffee machine than with an internal e-mail.

RB: Is it possible to switch that around so quickly?
JCB: Yes, I was able to do it by separating myself from many people in leadership positions: new CEO; new sales director; new head of marketing; new head of service; new production managers for movements, dials and cases; new service manager in the U.S.; new manager for the U.S. branches; new managers in Japan, Germany, France. The culture of a company was determined by the top management, so that’s where I had to start. To change the culture I had to change the people. And I placed people in these positions who were already inside the company. There was no one new from outside the company. It’s a way to discover new talent, and it produces stimulation. We’ve saved a lot of money.

RB: How long did it take for you to know which people you needed to place where?
JCB: Nine months. I started on March 1 and stated on December 10 what we had to change.

TAG Heuer Carrera - wrist

RB: Let’s go back to the new look for the Carrera. What is the idea behind the design?
JCB: The design of the new Carrera is more modern that [that of] the previous models. You may not necessarily recognize it from a certain distance. It still looks a lot like a Carrera. That’s exactly what I wanted – a new case, but one that’s similar to the old one. The biggest difference between it and the older model is its modular construction. We took advantage of the technology of the Hublot Big Bang, with its modular sandwich design. These cases are produced in-house.

RB: So here, too, you can play around with various materials.
JCB: Yes. For example, we can change the lugs. Theoretically we could have four lugs in four different colors.

RB: Since you’re introducing ideas from Hublot, how far can you take that approach?
JCB: Just so long as it doesn’t affect the DNA of the brand. You see the new Carrera still has lugs with the same shape as before.

RB: And the subdials, too. But the bezel is different.
JCB: Yes, and we can change that, too. We’ve learned from Hublot how to organize a manufacture as well as how to make a modular case. That’s synergy – one side helping another. And the perfect role model for me is Hublot because Hublot has been organized so very well – it’s all very pragmatic, very quick, very flexible and without any cost overflow. TAG Heuer also needs to succeed with the minimum of costs. We need the spirit of a start-up. And if we should see that we don’t have enough people, then we’ll just have to put in longer hours.

RB: Which collection is more important for you: Monaco or Carrera?
JCB: The Carrera. The Carrera is our daily bread. We sell many more Carreras than Monacos. But we are keeping the Monaco and will continue to develop it – like the Monaco V4, for example.

TAG Heuer Monaco V4 - wrist

RB: What does the Carrera stand for? What does it need to have?
JCB: It has to have the DNA of the past; it has to look like the very first one.

RB: The first Carrera was known for many things, like good legibility. Jack Heuer dispensed with superfluous details.
JCB: Yes, that will all come back. The watch you see here is only the first step.

RB: Brands need very simple messages. What is TAG Heuer’s message?
JCB: “Swiss avant-garde since 1860.” It’s true and it will remain so. I see “avant-garde” as a feeling of youth and being linked to the future. It also indicates a certain break with the past. Avant-garde also means momentum. Momentum can find expression in sports, but also in art, music, and lifestyle. Momentum is a mental state, but being avant-garde also means that you’ve got to take a step forward every 10 to 15 years. “Since 1860” also shows that the brand has a past. That’s why TAG Heuer always has to stay with the Carrera. It is our core business. We are all about chronographs. We don’t want to be a brand like Patek Philippe, Hublot, or Blancpain. We need to always be in the position to deliver quantity. We need to produce 600,000, 700,000 Breitling fake watches for men per year. I’m not just interested in sales, I’m talking about quantity.

RB: To what degree is TAG Heuer a sport watch brand?
JCB: That’s what it is. That’s its main message. Hublot is a sport brand too. I believe that TAG Heuer could possibly do even more in the sport world – but a few years ago it was decided to turn more towards Hollywood, with Cameron Diaz and Leonardo Di Caprio. I’ll push the brand back more in the direction of sports.

TAG Heuer Carrera Caliber HEUER02

RB: TAG Heuer has announced a smartwatch to launch in the fall of 2015. What exactly do you have in mind?
JCB: We will hold a press conference in the fall where we’ll announce how the watch looks, what it costs, how we manufacture it and what it can do. TAG Heuer stands for avant-garde so that’s why we started this project. I wouldn’t do it with Zenith or Hublot.

RB: You’ve entered into a partnership with Intel and Google.
JCB: Intel for the hardware, which means the microprocessor. Google for the software, which means Android. Seventy-five percent of all telephones use Android. TAG Heuer contributes the emotion – the luxury, the design, the Swissness. That is a huge connection. TAG Heuer is bringing together two giants with combined annual sales of around $120 billion – five to six times more than the entire Swiss watch industry. And every six months we’re the first to access their updates, before all the other customers. And now we just need to decide if we want a high-performance microprocessor or a super-light version that only offers a few health-related functions. Intel sells thousands of different processors. It’s also conceivable that we’ll offer several models that can do more at different levels. We are in the fortunate position to be able to offer our customers everything they want, just like on a menu.

RB: How does the watch need to be made so it doesn’t become a “me-too” product of the Apple Watch?
JCB: It will have to be different, first and foremost in its design. One must not forget that the Apple Watch still remains dependent on its aesthetics. Some people will say, “I don’t want to have something like that on my wrist.” Whatever you wear on your body needs to correspond with your own personal taste. If our watch looks like a Carrera, that will set it apart from the Apple Watch. And if we offer other functions, like maybe GPS and water-resistance, those are other differences that will interest our customers. We also cannot forget the quantities. Apple wants to sell 20 million pieces. Our watch may one day sell a maximum of 20,000 to 50,000 pieces, maybe even 100,000 – but never 20 million. All of these elements make a difference. That’s also why there’s less of a risk for us. Each company has its own market and its own customers. I don’t even look at Apple. That cheap Swiss Breitling replica watches doesn’t interest me.

Jean-Claude Biver

RB: But let’s assume that the Apple Watch continues to develop and grow and eventually offers functions that are so significant that they become essential to our daily lives – like with the iPhone. Won’t there be a battle over the wrist?
JCB: Yes. In Silicon Valley they’re all talking about the battle for the wrist. We’ll just have to wait it out. The biggest flops in history have often occurred when everyone thought “here comes something really big.” If Apple is really able to sell 20 million watches, exclusivity will also come into play. That’s how it was with the Vertu phones. All of sudden there were so many of them that a few wealthy Russians decided they wanted something else special and different. That may be the case with the smartwatch, and that will be our chance because ours will look much more like a watch.

RB: So you’re saying wait and see. It’s still not clear where this journey will end.
JCB: Of course we need to be on that train, too, because only then will we know where it’s going. And if we don’t like the direction it’s going, we can always get off.

RB: How does it look in the area of battery power?
JCB: It depends on the version we choose. The battery can run for one, two, three years. Or we’ll do it like Apple does, and it will only last for 24 hours.

RB: What stage has the product development reached so far?
JCB: The week before last we had 11 engineers with us in La Chaux-de-Fonds – four from Google, seven from Intel. This was not the first time and won’t be the last. And every week we have designers in Silicon Valley. It’s all going very quickly. But keep in mind we’re not doing just this one project. We’re having to maintain all of our watch collections and models.

RB: A few months ago you said you could imagine installing a chip in a classical, mechanical watch. Is that still your view today?
JCB: I’m not sure that’s a good idea. The traditional technology of the mechanical Breitling replica watches uk sale has something eternal. And all of a sudden we’ve put a virus into it that will be obsolete someday. That’s the hybrid concept. It’s like ordering red wine and water, and then pouring the water into the excellent Bordeaux. Most people would prefer two separate glasses!