Meet A Grand Seiko Master Craftsman At Topper Fine Jewelers February 9th 4-30-7-30pm

Meet A Grand Seiko Master Craftsman At Topper Fine Jewelers, February 9th 4:30-7:30pm


Meet A Grand Seiko Master Craftsman At Topper Fine Jewelers, February 9th 4:30-7:30pm Shows & Events



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Join Topper Fine Jewelers on February 9th, 2017, from 4:30pm – 7:30pm where they will present Grand Seiko Master Craftsman Tatsuya Shimoda, a member of the Shizuku-ishi Watch Studio. Mr. Shimoda will assemble and disassemble some of Grand Seiko’s most celebrated Hi-Beat calibers. Mr. Shimoda is a 1st Grade Iwate Watch Meister and an instructor for seminars at the Shizuku-ishi Watch Studio. Topper Fine Jewelers are honored to welcome him to the store for a celebration of Japanese culture and fine watchmaking.


Meet A Grand Seiko Master Craftsman At Topper Fine Jewelers, February 9th 4:30-7:30pm Shows & Events


Like Topper’s event last year, this visit will provide an opportunity to see up close Grand Seiko’s unique use of modern materials. Guests will be able to see several of the various proprietary SPRON alloys such as the SPRON610 used in hairsprings which enhance the anti-magnetism in the watches; the SPRON510 used for the mainspring in eight Hi-Beat watches; the SPRON530 used for Hi-Beat models; as well as the nickel escapement wheel and pallet fork that are engineered using MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) technology for enhanced precision and durability. Guests will be invited to ask Mr. Shimoda any questions as they watch him work. It should be a great time see and appreciate the craftsmanship involved in the assembly and disassembly of these amazing Grand Seiko movements.

Topper will be providing sake and appetizers, and Grand Seiko Forum regular Allen Han (ten13) will provide delicious infused tea. Allen is not just an enthusiast of Grand Seiko, but is also the CEO and founder of Teforia, a company that manufactures machines that know the exact time, temperature, and water needed to brew the perfect cup.

RSVP is not necessary, but if you’d like to let us know you plan to attend, please email andrea@topperjewelers.com to better help in preparation of Topper’s event. topperjewelers.com

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Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar Watch

Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar Watch


Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar Watch Watch Releases


The Germans have a reputation for efficiency and engineering prowess, and these two qualities are also reflected in their watchmaking sensibilities. A good example is Glashütte Original’s Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar. Perpetual calendars are one of the most useful complications, but because they need to display so much information – the time, day, date, month, leap year – some perpetual calendar watches can also be difficult to read. This isn’t a problem with the Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar because instead of using the more traditional subdials, this watch displays all the calendar information through simple, highly legible windows. Now, there’s a new version. Let us tell you what has changed.


Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar Watch Watch Releases


The Senator collection is Glashütte Original’s most timeless and classic, so it is no surprise that the new Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar looks so elegant. Available in stainless steel and red gold, the case size is a modern, if slightly large, 42mm. A defining feature of older Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar (as reviewed here) was the use of Roman numerals on the dial as well the railroad minutes track. In the new version, the railroad minutes track makes a return, and Roman numerals are still used, but only at 12 and 6 o’clock. The rest of the hours are marked out by simple black indexes. This, I think, helps the watch look less stuffy.


Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar Watch Watch Releases


Both stainless steel and red gold versions will come with blued hands, which contrast brightly against their silver-grained dials. The hands are pear-shaped, and the seconds hand features the Glashütte Original logo as a counterweight.


Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar Watch Watch Releases


In the Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar, the day, date, and month are displayed using windows around the dial. Just like the model it replaces, there’s the brand’s signature Panorama Date display at 4 o’clock, while the day and month displays are positioned at 10 and 2 o’clock, respectively. An aperture displaying the moon phase is positioned at 8 o’clock. An interesting detail is that the moon on the moon phase indicator matches the case material. For the red gold model that means a red gold moon; and for the stainless steel model, a white gold moon.


Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar Watch Watch Releases


What’s new on the latest Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar is the leap year indicator. On the older model, it used to be a tiny aperture right about at the center of the dial. On the new model, there’s a larger leap-year indicator that is displayed using a more traditional sub-dial fashion. As a result, the Glashütte Original logo is moved to the 3 o’clock position. Personally, I’m indifferent to this change. The dial does look a tad busier, but the new leap-year indicator is certainly more functional. That said, how many people would need to know if the current year is a leap year or not?


Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar Watch Watch Releases


The biggest change is under the dial. Inside the new Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar is a new movement based on the Calibre 36, which was introduced last year. The Calibre 36 will be the brand’s new workhorse movement and modules will be developed for it to add complications. Already, there’s a version with a Panorama date display and another with a moon phase display.


Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar Watch Watch Releases


The Calibre 36 enables the new Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar to run at a very modern 4Hz. It is an automatic movement and features a very long power reserve of 100 hours. This is made possible using a single barrel with an exceptionally long 68cm mainspring developed by Nivarox – one of Glashütte Original’s Swatch stablemates. The movement also looks handsomely decorated with its large rotor and attractively embellished third-quarter plate.


Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar Watch Watch Releases


Overall, I think the new Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar will certainly delight fans of German watchmaking because it wholly embodies the Germans’ love of functionality and efficiency. If you think traditional perpetual calendars are too difficult to read, the new Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar will impress with its remarkable legibility. The Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar in stainless steel with an alligator strap is priced at $22,300. On a bracelet, it is $23,800. The Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar in red gold with matching pin buckle is $35,100, and with a deployant clasp, it will be $37,100glashuette-original.com

Swiss Watches: Reviews on Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 Black Titanium Chronograph

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its release, the highly popular Tag Heuer Carrera series Calibre 16 timing wrist watch renews: new watch is made with titanium, which brings more light wearing experience; Matte black color is matching with the beige details, all shows the contemporary elegance; and the old brown leather strap will be deeply loved by the contemporary fashionable people.

Hot sale for ten years! This sporty watch with 43 mm diameter was first published in 2007, and it is the TAG Heuer classic works. In 2017, it is 10 anniversary after it has been released, and this famous timing wrist watch renews. Now, Carrera series Calibre 16 timing wrist watch is made with titanium, all shows the contemporary style at the same time, brings the extremely light wearing experience. This replica watches uk is applying the secondary titanium which has been treated with micro-blasting, together with black PVD coating, it gives this watch the contemporary extraordinary elegant temperament. The watch bezel is made by black ceramic and it is carrying the maize-yellow speed measuring scale.

Every details of this Tag Heuer watch again shows the 1963 Carrera watch’s classic design: large dial and stainless steel watch bezel; Double timing dials at 6 o ‘clock and 12 o ‘clock position which are decorated with circular ring triple; First edition Carrera series wrist watch’s classic designs – facets watch ear. In addition, this watch also adds these unique personality: minute timing comes in black color and it is matching with the Arabic numerals, covering the beige SuperLuminova ™ fluorescent layer; Week calendar window is located at 3 o ‘clock position, which is clearly visible; Small second hand dial is located at 9 o ‘clock position, which makes the overall dial harmonious in balance. Through the sapphire crystal watch case back, Calibre 16 automatic movement’s corrugated machinery and Geneva adornment pendulum can be clearly seen.