Rolex Day-Date 40mm White Gold Meteorite Review

This white gold 40mm Rolex Day-Date is out. Join us as we review the Rolex Day-Date 40mm Meteorite!

Meteorites are rare. These meteorite dials rolex watches are also hard to come by. Rolex reserves only some of the features for their best watches, and certain models are equipped with dials made from real meteorites. Let’s get up close and personal with one of them, shall we?
Rolex watches are known for their extraordinary dials, but the look and feel of these alien meteorite dials really do look out of this world. Rolex has a history of pairing some of its most famous and celebrated watch collections with rare materials, and these dials can only be found on white gold or 18kt gold watches.


Most meteorites are usually made of space rock, or pieces of planetary cores that end up in our orbits and are drawn to Earth from our planet’s gravity. Most meteorites also replica rolex look like a regular old rock, so where do they find meteorites that look so attractive? To answer this question, we have to go back almost 200 years, during which time Captain Alexander Alexander reported on the IVA-type meteorites of Namaqualand, Namibia, known as the “Gibeon” meteorites. An 11.25″ x 8.75″ x 0.25″ thick Gibeon meteorite sold at Christie’s for $11,875. I hope this gives you some background on the value.

Any remnants of the 26,000 kilogram Gibeon meteorite found along the Big Fish River in Namibia are now under the protection of the Namibian government. Fortunately, Rolex managed to procure some of this interstellar material before these protective laws were enacted.

This beautiful meteorite dial features 18kt white gold hands and French baguette diamond hour markers. The curved date window is positioned above the polished Rolex logo at 12 o’clock and features a one-eye magnifying glass fused with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal to enhance the visibility of the date window at 3 o’clock. The date and the date will switch instantly at midnight, unlike many other watches where the date will change gradually.
The 18kt white gold case is 40mm in diameter (47.4mm from one lug to the other) and 12mm thick. Rolex has its own foundry, which allows them to cast the finest alloys as gold. Ensuring maximum shine. They use their own in-house lab to check every metal they obtain to ensure maximum purity with next generation equipment. Which brings to mind the popular adage.

Breitling Bentley Mulliner Tourbillon Chronograph

Now, this is a Breitling watch that you won’t see every day. What we have is a Breitling, not the Breitling you can’t actually find on the brand’s website (actually, at least for now). In production for a few years from 2005, it was part of the permanent collection of the replica Breitling Bentley Mulliner Tourbillon (considered a rare “watch and car” success story) – it’s a chronograph – and it’s got! Retail store prices exceed $250,000. The watch is designed to be used with the cheap Breitling finest automobiles under Bentley’s Mulliner line, which is where they do a lot of their personalized work. If you’re the type of person who gets a custom Bentley, then this nearly 49mm wide Swiss Made Tourbillon Lifestyle Sport Watch that matches your car seems like a smart choice.

I really don’t know why Breitling is so timepiece so quiet. Consider how hidden they are. As mentioned above, you can’t actually find a reference to the watch on the Breitling website. If there’s one in a Breitling store, it’s in the back of a safe and will never be displayed. Imagine if you were an average consumer but didn’t understand that watch brands sometimes make phantom watches that they don’t understand. You might not think that it is not a real Breitling? Of course, the timepieces are well made and the tourbillon movement is very attractive. That said, this particular watch design is not far from the fake Breitling watches there. This means that some people will be asking questions about whether Breitling actually made this watch. I’m not saying that Breitling needs to advertise it, but at least listing it on the website will prove that the company did. Just saying…
The Bentley Mulliner Tourbillon Chronograph is Breitling’s 18841 series and is further subdivided into sub-names, such as the 18k gold K18841 and 18k white gold L18841 series (as well as the K18841, H18841 and J18841). Breitling can manufacture all forms of gold cases as well as platinum watches. Both black and white dials are available and come with a range of alligator leather straps. Some of the small details are incredible, such as the hour markers made of cut mother-of-pearl and the functions that match the grain of the bezel of the tourbillon bridge. Other decorative details include the solid wood rim around the movement as seen from the back of the movement (multiple veneers can be used). I also like the finely decorated, high quality movement.

The movement is known as the Breilting 18B movement. It was not produced by Breitling, but is probably near one of the traditional hearts of Swiss watchmaking. The movement is very classic in form and very elegant in decoration and execution. Although not a technical innovation, the movement has an attractive shape and combines a tourbillon and chronograph in a single hand-wound movement. The movement also has a date dial. The chronograph also lasts only 15 minutes. It’s a very unusual dial layout that helps add rarity and eccentricity to this horological model. Probably the strangest part of the chronograph is that the second hand moves around the dial every 30 seconds, instead of every 60 seconds. This sets up a unique set of markers around the dial. The idea is to move at 3Hz to better read a fraction of a second (in this case, 1 second accuracy). It’s really hard not to like something so strange and complex. Tourbillon movements are also rare, and the movement 18B is COSC chronograph certified (as are most other Breitling watches).

Omega Celebrates The Silver Snoopy Speedmaster Moonwatch

It’s hard to keep a secret when the Speedmaster faithful are already well known, and 2020 will mark the 50th anniversary of Omega’s Speedmaster, which was awarded NASA’s Snoopy Award for its pivotal role in helping the Apollo 13 crew avert disaster. 1970. After a year of speculation, the 50th Anniversary Silver Snoopy Speedmaster is born, and not only is this new stainless steel reference not a limited edition, but it’s an absolute stunner with some very whimsical details – including an animated back cover – that make it an extremely popular Peanuts cartoon in conjunction with NASA’s prestigious Silver Snoopy Award for Speedmaster! A thoughtful connection has been made.


Although there have been two previous “Snoopy” Speedos (released in 2003 and 2015), you can’t mention these highly collectible references to the most iconic chronographs of all time until you provide some background on the awards and how the cartoon dog ended up being one of them. “The Snoopy Silver Award is one of NASA’s SFA (Space Flight Awareness) Awards, which recognizes NASA employees and their contractors for “outstanding achievements related to the safety of human flight or mission success”. The award itself is a hollow sterling silver lapel pin featuring a portrait of Snoopy and a letter of commendation from a NASA astronaut to the recipient. The Snoopy Award was given to Speedmaster after it proved its claim in helping to save the lives of the astronauts aboard the Apollo 13 space shuttle, and the rest is watch history.


Brand: replica OMEGA
Model: Speedmaster Silver Snoopy Award 50th Anniversary (ref. 310.32.42.50.02.001)
Size: 42mm
Water depth: 50 meters
Case material: stainless steel with ceramic tachymeter bezel, Ag925 silver dial
Crystal/Lens: sapphire
Movement: OMEGA 3861 Co-Axial Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Movement
Frequency: 21,000 VpH
Power reserve: 50 hours
Strap/bracelet: nylon with contrasting stitch coating
Price and availability: $ 9,600 USD, October 2020


Featuring an AG 925 silver dial (a nod to the solid Snoopy award-winning sterling silver lapel pin) with high-contrast PVD-coated blue elements, this model echoes the similar blue and white story of other past Omega limited editions (such as the Speedmaster CK 2998 LE), with a cheerful blue panda dial, similar to the 2015 release of the Silver The stark black and white “comic book” aesthetic of the Snoopy Award 45th Anniversary Edition is in stark contrast. Unlike that reference, which is limited to 1,970 pieces (which does make it very rare), the new 50th Anniversary Edition is not technically a limited edition, meaning that we may not see the same secondary market pricing eager to supremacy collectors once it becomes more widely available to the secondary market.
Omega has made impressive technical developments since 2015, and this new silver Snoopy Medallion watch takes full advantage of all those elements – from the new chronometer-certified 3861 calibre chronograph movement to the laser-etched 9 o’clock hands. The finish on the Snoopy Medallion is very clear. Then there’s the Naiad locking caseback, which cleverly preserves the orientation of the sapphire crystal, on which Snoopy’s use of micro-structured metallization depicts a scene of Snoopy orbiting the foreground satellite in the command module. But the real parlor trick here is twofold: first, the whisper-thin disc in the background is connected to a running second hand, thus completing a full rotation every minute.

Cartier Santos Black aDLC WSSA0039 Watch

Until 2020, Cartier has been expanding the still fresh and satisfying Santos collection with new flavours. While the Santos chronograph is notable for its extra mechanical complexity, this “stealth” black variant of the three-handed Santos de Cartier “Big” watch is a shocking surprise. There aren’t many Cartier watches that can be worn with a black leather motorcycle jacket, but here we can get our hands on this lovely DLC-coated steel watch.

Note that this Cartier Santos Reference WSSA0039 isn’t the first time Santos has been treated in black. Back in 2016, aBlogtoWatch was in close contact with the previous “Black Santos” (the Cartier Santos 100 Carbon watch). Today, the “carbon” in the watch’s name could imply that the case is made of carbon. Instead, the carbon is used as a reference to the coating Cartier uses on the steel, a form of DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) called aDLC. The black 2020 Santos has a 39.8 mm wide square case, 9.38 mm thick and water resistant to 100 meters.

Of course, this is not an “all-black” watch in the sense that the dial elements are also black. Cartier has ensured that the Santos WSSA0039 is also legible by painting the hands and the hour-markers with white luminescence. Unlike the sporty red seconds hand of the previous Santos 100 Carbon, the monochrome personality of the black Santos is more stylish by today’s standards. The case and the rubber strap screws are made of polished steel, in a slightly Cartier jazz style. The effect is to allow them to catch the light slightly, thus making the watch more appealing to the eye. So even though the Santos draws a lot of attention, you can still see the invisible watch. The crown of the watch is a black spinel cabochon.

Connected to the case by Cartier’s QuickSwitch belt-changing system, there is a case fitted with a matte black alligator leather strap in addition to a black rubber strap (very comfortable on the folding deployment buckle). Inside the watch is the in-house self-winding caliber 1847 MC, widely used by the brand, which operates at 4Hz and has a power reserve of about two days.
In addition to being wholesome, elegant and masculine sexy, the Cartier Santos WSSA0039 in black aDLC is still a new flavor of the contemporary and still modern Cartier Santos watch collection. The one thing that I think could really complete the look is the black aDLC steel bracelet. What stops this from happening is the high cost of properly aDLC coating all the steel components and the fact that the color doesn’t wear off over time. It’s tricky, and it would cost more money for this already expensive timepiece. For example, the natural steel Cartier Santos on the wristband costs $700 less than the version with the coated case.

Panerai Luminor Luna Rossa GMT 42mm

While 2020 may be a relatively quiet year in the world of yacht racing, with the cancellation of numerous races around the world, the sport has been a notable year for establishing partnerships in high-end luxury watches. The latest of these comes from replica Panerai, which has renewed its partnership with the famous Italian sailing team (Luna Rossa) ahead of the 2021 America’s Cup. To commemorate this ongoing partnership, Panerai has unveiled a new limited edition Luminor GMT model, decorated in the team’s signature colours and featuring dramatic material changes. The new limited edition Panerai Luminor Luna Rossa GMT 42mm offers a true look and feel for every buyer, incorporating the team’s most advanced yacht into the architecture.

Brand: Panerai
Ref: Luminor Luna Rossa GMT 42mm
Size: 42mm
Water depth: 100 meters
Case material: Titanium case / Carbotech carbon composite bezel
Movement: Manufacture P.9010 / GMT: Automatic GMT with small seconds and date
Strap/bracelet: black alligator leather


The 42mm case of the Panerai Luminor Luna Rossa GMT 42mm features the iconic Luminor cushion case shape, short straight lugs and a striking locking crown, while departing from tradition in terms of materials. The main body of the case is made of sandblasted titanium for a dark matte look, while the smooth bezel is made of Panerai’s proprietary Carbotech carbon composite. This rotating cross-grained material is discreet enough not to attract attention at first glance, but upon closer inspection adds a purposeful high-tech spirit to the design. Panerai has completed the case with a specially engraved titanium caseback, engraved with the America’s Cup trophy and an etching of Luna Rossa’s innovative AC75 racing yacht. If the Luminor Luna Rossa GMT 42mm case is quiet about its use of carbon fibre composites, it can shout about the dial. Panerai’s iconic sandwich dial face is made of a material the brand calls Scafotech, a carbon-fiber composite made from the hull and hydrofoils of the Luna Rossa AC75 yacht. The result is a marbled, random black pattern reminiscent of the carbon brakes of modern racing cars, whose dynamic and masculine appearance is displayed differently on each example dial. Aside from this innovative material, the Luminor Luna Rossa GMT 42mm’s dial design is roughly the same as the standard Luminor GMT model, with the only difference being the dial text at 6 o’clock. Here, the Luna Rossa’s signature distinctive red hue is subtly used as an accent, creating a visual highlight for the small seconds hand at 9 o’clock and the 12-hour GMT hand, while the black and grey of the dial clearly play a role. Inside the Panerai Luminor Luna Rossa GMT 42mm is the brand’s in-house automatic P9010 / GMT movement, with a beat rate of 28,800 bph and a robust 72-hour power reserve. Panerai ends this watch with a clean black alligator strap. While it’s a good choice, it’s a touch too stylish for the technical presentation of the case and dial, and a rubber strap might be more appropriate.

Review of the Longines Conquest VHP

Let’s face it. Mechanical watches will never be as accurate as cheaper quartz watches, but not all quartz movements can be made. Let’s take a look at what the Longines V.H.P. can do to resist your average quartz movement.
First of all, for those who are wondering ” what does VHP stand for?” It stands for “very high precision”. This should serve as a good indication of the direction of this article and commentary. How precise is it? Very accurate!

Initially, all watches were mechanical and had a set frequency to regulate the speed of the gears in the movement. This frequency was measured in vibrations per hour (VPH) or hertz (Hz). When battery-powered watches were introduced, they used a new watchmaking technology that used a battery and a quartz crystal. The battery sends a small charge to the crystal, which causes it to vibrate and helps regulate the frequency of the watch. The quartz vibrates very quickly and resonates very steadily compared to traditional watches. Depending on the make and model, conventional high frequency beats resonate between 5 Hz (36,000 VPH) and 18 Hz (172,800 VPH).

Quartz crystals, on the other hand, vibrate at 32,768 Hz. Again, this is Hertz, not VPH, which literally translates to 235,929,600 VPH.

This can be compared to the Bugatti supercar, the cheap sedan that left the dust on the highway, only with less quartz movement. And the difference in speed is more comparable to a rocket or light spacecraft. When comparing the speed of the car in the above example with the speed of oscillation or vibration, one could say its accuracy. That said, some battery powered movements are more accurate than others, and today we’re going to focus on a very special quartz watch, the Longines Conquest VHP 41mm.Let’s look at how to measure the accuracy of a watch and see how a normal quartz movement will stand up and show the difference compared to the Longines Conquest VHP.

How accurate is a Longines watch? In traditional watchmaking, the accuracy of a mechanical watch is measured using a metric of +/- a certain number of seconds per day. This means that there will be a certain number of seconds off each day. A plus sign means it is running fast, a minus sign means it is running slow. Some lucky high-precision mechanical watches have a time deviation of about -4 / + 6 seconds per day, and these watches often receive a special designation from a third-party laboratory called COSC to provide exceptional accuracy, and this designation is called a chronograph. Many Longines watches are COSC-certified chronographs. However, the basic quartz movement deviates by about +/- 15 seconds per month and about 180 seconds per year. An interesting example of mixing these two types of movements is the Grand Seiko watch with automatic spring drive, which also uses quartz and integrated circuits. However, it is accurate in its own right, but is not necessarily considered a quartz powered timepiece.

Hublot – Big Bang watches

Fifteen years after its launch in 2005, Hublot now presents the first Big Bang model with an integrated metal bracelet, the first link fused to the case.
The production of the integrated bracelet required the case to be redesigned. Thus, although the dial and bezel are identical to the existing Big Bang 42 mm model – the only difference being indicated by the indexes that replace the Arabic numerals – the keys revert to the shape of the original 2005 model.


The new models are made entirely of one of the materials – titanium, gold or ceramic – the only exceptions being the black composite resin lugs on the bezel and the rubber-coated crown.
They are powered by the HUB1280 movement, an automatic chronograph movement with a guide wheel and flyback function that beats at 4 Hz (28,800 vph) and has a three-day power reserve.
The prices of the Hublot Big Bang Integral are: titanium €20,700 / US$ 20,900 (ref. 451.NX.1170.NX), gold €51,800 / US$ 52,500 (ref. 451.OX.1180.OX)


The prices of the Hublot Big Bang Integral are: titanium €20,700 / US$ 20,900 (ref. 451.NX.1170.NX), gold €51,800 / US$ 52,500 (ref. 451.OX.1180.OX)

Cartier Ballon Bleu Chronograph Review

In the past, we have done an exhaustive and informative job of reviewing a number of Cartier Ballon Bleu watches (including small and medium models). However, it’s time to pick out a range of products from this magnificent collection; the Cartier Ballon Bleu Chronograph.
Adding a chronograph to an already iconic watch is certainly one way to keep Cartier fans and watch enthusiasts excited and interested. In addition, most Cartier Ballon Bleu watches are not necessarily the right size for men, as larger and larger watches are becoming more and more common on the wrist. In fact, most of the watches in the Cartier Ballon Bleu collection are smaller and of a more traditional size.

The 44mm case certainly fits the large size of today’s popular watches and is, according to many diehard enthusiasts, a famous design choice. At 14.8mm thick, this case certainly has the size, weight and feel of a high-end luxury timepiece.
The Cartier Ballon Bleu Chronograph runs on a manufacturing movement. Cartier internal movement 1904-CH2 MC. this 31 hand automatic chronograph movement vibrates at 28,800 vibrations per hour or 4Hz and has a 48 hour power reserve. On the case back, eight visible screws keep the case closed tightly, while the transparent, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal case back allows you to see the watch’s fascinating mechanism.


The 1904-CH2 chronograph movement is slightly different from its predecessor, the 1904-CH, which can be found in the Cartier de Cartier chronograph collection. The 1904-CH2 has the date at the 6 o’clock position instead of a small continuous seconds subdial like the 1904-CH. The 1904-CH has a 12-hour counter in addition to some jewels on the movement, and the date window on the Ballon Bleu chronograph is at 9 o’clock.

The dial on the Ballon Bleu chronograph has all the design elements you would expect to see in any Ballon Bleu watch. These include the blue steel hands, the elegant texture of Cartier’s signature wavy guilloché dial motif that radiates outward from the center of the dial and its sub-dials.
The familiar black Roman numerals are elegantly tucked beneath the sub-registers, which can be seen throughout the Ballon Bleu collection on any dial with a moon phase complication.

They’ve done away with the indented and reduced Roman numerals at 3 o’clock, as well as the 9 and 6 o’clock numerals usually seen on most watches in Cartier’s Ballon Bleu collection. Apparently it’s because the chronograph and small seconds and date window need space. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it allows for a more symmetrical dial design than what is typically seen in Cartier Ballon Bleu watches.

The fine second hand track is printed in black on a smooth, untextured, silvery opaque area of the dial that surrounds the inner dial and is then surrounded by a ring of textured guilloché medallions. This pattern appears to repeat itself until it reaches the periphery of the dial, which is also decorated with guilloché waves. The shape of the inner dial and the chapters is interesting.

Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Perpetual Calendar Review

Most people who think of Audemars Piguet immediately think of their iconic Royal Oak or Royal Oak Offshore watches, but AP is more than that for them.

Today, we’re going to take a look at a better watch. Something less sporty, something compact. The Jules Audemars Perpetual Calendar is one of those watches that you don’t want to wear every day, and not because you can’t take it off. It’s just a special kind of watch that you want to wear on special occasions.
The watch featured here has a beautiful sunny brown dial with pink gold hour markers and hands. Delicately printed tracks of seconds and minutes appear between the pink gold indexed hour markers applied around the circumference of the dial.


The calendar sub register is a slightly darker brown with white lettering to indicate the date, day of the week and leap year indicator at the centre of the sub register at 12 o’clock. In addition, the moon phase is displayed at 6 o’clock in vibrant colours. These calendar functions are adjusted via recessed buttons on the side of the case, which we will discuss below.
The 41mm 18kt rose gold case is 9.1mm thick, making it a bit slender for a perpetual calendar watch like this. Small enough to hide under a sleeve, yet thick enough to feel like a luxury watch in jest. It has a polished fixed bezel and lugs with a brushed finish on the case and lug sides.
The transparent sapphire caseback is secured by 6 screws, 3 at the top and 3 at the bottom. It reveals the splendor of the movement inside.


The movement is equipped with an engraved and partially skeletonized self-winding tourbillon in solid gold. The skeleton carriage of the rotor is engraved with the letters “AP” and inscriptions describing the various features of the movement, such as “ADJ to hot five (5) positions”, “ISOCHRONISM”, “A”, “B” and “C”. “, “THIRTY EIGHT (38) JEWELS”, “SWISS AUTOMATIC”, ornate engraved design elements and the Audemars Piguet logo.

This watch is powered by the Audemars Piguet 2120/2802 movement. A 38 jewel self-winding movement with 343 parts, +/- 40 hours power reserve and a heartbeat of 2.75 Hz or 19,800. Not your standard rhythm.

Other engravings can be found on the case back. One such example is the name “Jules Audemars”, which is engraved in a concave circle and curved rectangle in which the letters are raised.
The strap is made of dark brown crocodile leather and is attached to the lugs at the top, where it is thicker and tapers down towards the buckle. The strap has a soft calfskin layer applied to the back of the strap to allow contact with the wrist for a more comfortable fit.

The strap is stitched in brown and fastened to the wrist by a polished 18kt pink gold deployment (folding) clasp, similar in design to the partially open AP logo. The clasp itself is engraved with the Audemars Piguet logo.

Patek Philippe – Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 7234G-001

Patek Philippe has expanded its line of pilot-style watches with the launch of the new Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. The 7234G-001, with its unique (and somewhat controversial) design, was introduced five years ago as the Ref. The 5524G was inspired by the manufacturer’s pilot’s watches from the 1930s and can be seen at the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva.
The first model is housed in a 42mm white gold case with a blue dial and was introduced in 2018. The rose gold 5524R with brown dial and the Ref. 7234R, a medium-sized rose gold model, are suitable for women and men who prefer smaller watches.

The new Ref. 7234G-001 is offered in a medium white gold version ( ).
Its blue lacquered dial offers excellent legibility thanks to its applied white gold numerals filled with a white luminescent coating and wide luminescent baton hands made of blue white gold.

The self-winding calibre 324 S C FUS with its unidirectional 21-carat gold central rotor is visible through the sapphire crystal caseback. Beating at a frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour), it provides a power reserve of 35 to 45 hours.

The movement, made up of 294 components, has a practical “travel time” mechanism for indicating a second time zone. The system is easy to operate and was patented by Patek Philippe in 1959 and 1996. It features a hand two hours from the centre. The local hour hand can be adjusted by means of two buttons on the side of the left-side case, moving the illuminated local hour hand clockwise (lower button) or counterclockwise (upper button) in one-hour increments.
The hour hand with the skeleton continues to indicate local time. Both time zones have separate day/night indicators (local time at the 9 o’clock local window, local time at the 3 o’clock local window) to simplify time setting.
Both time zone buttons are equipped with a patented safety system that prevents accidental adjustment of the local time setting. Before they can be actuated, they must be unlocked for a quarter turn, which can be simplified by the delicate recesses. They must then be rotated a quarter-turn in the opposite direction again. The watch is water resistant to a depth of 30 meters / 100 feet.

The analog date at 6 o’clock displays the date in three-day increments to improve clarity without confusing the scale. A useful feature for travelers is that the date is always synchronized with local time, since the time zone button also increases or decreases the date if the local time hand goes clockwise or counterclockwise past midnight!
Paired with a navy blue calfskin strap and secured with a white gold U-shaped fork buckle, it comes with a second vintage brown calfskin strap.