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Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Hémisphères Rétrograde Replica Watches For Sale

Parmigiani Fleurier releases a two timezone watch in the Toric collection, affectionately known as the Toric Hémisphères Rétrograde. The watch unlike many base travel watches, has two independently adjustable time displays, which allows adjustment to the minutes; especially important when traveling to locations with half-hour or quarter hour differences. The Rétrograde refers to the date pointer complication which jumps from 31 to 1 in a split second 240° movement.

The case

The Parmigiani Fleurier replica 42.8 mm case is made with 22K rose gold in a polished 3 piece construction case. It uses the iconic knurled bezel, which is the signature of the Toric family. Apart from the size, the case aesthetics does remind us of the Rolex Cellini. Fit with a non-symmetric open caseback, the case also uses Sapphire Crystal on the front and back. Overall, the construction and finishing of the case is top-notch, with nicely polished lugs and a fascinating step bezel. The rose gold crowns bear the Parmigiani logo, elegant with its well-defined cut grooves.

Leather strap replica watches.

The dial

The watch uses white grained dial Parmigiani Fleurier fake watches that is almost a tinge of cream. It is lined with a minutes track and rose gold gilded indices on the periphery. The dial is balanced and maintains a good legibility, critical of a classic ‘tool’ watch. A pair of javelin hands are used to display the main time, which is set by the crown at 4 o’clock. The secondary time zone is shown in the 12 o’clock subdial, and set via the crown at 2. Accompanying both is a pair of 24 hour indicators, that functions like a day/night indicator. The sunken subdials and indicators add complexity to the dial maker’s craft, and is well-executed and a delight to admire. A contrasting display between the subdial at 6 and the subdial at 12 also adds a good twist to the dial for some lightheartedness.

A subtle complication to the ingenious single movement dual timezone is the retrograde date. The date is displayed via the crescent pointer, which makes a 240° jump back to 1 at the end of each month. It is said that the retrograde action is so fast that it is invisible to naked eyes.

The movement

The Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Hémisphères Rétrograde copy watches uses the PF317 movement, a 4 Hz self-winding caliber with 50 hours power reserve. The base caliber was first used in the Tonda Hémisphères in 2010 and was a world first. In 2017, the dual time movement is now used in the Toric collection and with an added Retrograde date. What remains fascinating about the movement however, is how a single movement can be used to display two independently adjustable (to the minutes) timezones in the case size of one watch.
Parmigiani Fleurier uses a module indexed to the main movement in order to govern the second time zone. By pulling out the small crown at 2 o’clock, the module is disengaged from the movement, meaning that it can be adjusted independently of the second time zone, to the nearest minute. When the crown is pressed back in, the movement and the module re-engage and the second time zone is re-indexed to the first so that they operate simultaneously with the desired interval.

Slim dials replica Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Hémisphères Rétrograde.

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 38mm Gold Case Replica Watches For Men

An important part of the process when reviewing a watch is imagining who the Girard-Perregaux replica watches are for. Sometimes this perceived wearer can be quite general: “someone who wants a nice dive watch”. Or it can be a little more specific: “a 35-year-old frequent flyer who wants to make a subtle statement with their wrist”. In the case of these 38mm gold Laureatos my imagined wearer is a little more specific. Gianni Agnelli. If you’re not familiar with Mr Agnelli, you really should be. He was one of the most stylish men of the 20th century, a politician, industrialist and international playboy. In watch circles he’s also (in)famous for wearing his watch over his shirt cuff.

So, how does all this relate to the Girard-Perregaux Laureato? Well, aside from the Italian link (the Laureato was originally designed by an Italian architect in 1975), if I had to describe this watch in two words it would be Retro-industrialist chic (I’m claiming the compound word as one). It’s really a watch that’s defined by lifestyle rather than function, an object of beauty that speaks to business, purpose and an extravagant life punctuated by long lunches.

GP gold case replica watches.

It’s also a dressier, more sartorially suited option than the larger 42mm versions, especially on the integrated alligator strap. I really like how smart Girard-Perregaux copy watches have been with texture on this watch, the recessed circular bezel and bracelet end links are polished, adding a few glittering surfaces to the heavy, rich matt-ness of the rest of the case. Note also that the main case has an even, horizontal brush treatment, while the octagonal bezel is finished radially: smart, sophisticated stuff. The two dials, in white or grey are — if you’ll pardon the obvious metaphor — as different as night and day. The white dial is, unsurprisingly, a fresh, summery option, more casual and just begging to be worn with colourful linen, preferably on a yacht. The dark is more sombre, serious, and powerful. To bring it back to the Agnelli analogy, the light is suited more to play, while the dark is business. Having said that, either model is more than ready for either.

On the movement front, it’s worth noting that while the larger versions are powered by the newer GP01800, these 38mm versions have the GP03300, an older movement, with slightly less power reserve. It’s still a quality, in-house automatic, to be sure, but given that the two movements are essentially the same size, the decision to use the GP01800 is a little odd.

Machinal movement GP copy watches.

Aside from that, there’s a lot to like about this smartly sized, high-end Girard-Perregaux replica watches. Overall, the Laureato is a mature collection, full of clever details, and these full gold models will have you expressing your inner Italian industrialist in no time. Maybe it’s best to wear it under your cuff though, you’re probably not that cool.