Tech Specs from Linde Werdelin
- Case:Entirely crafted in 18K rose gold, / Hand satin finish and microbillé / Constructed with 19 components / 2.2 mm anti-reflective sapphire crystal / Screw in back case with engraved octopus drawing / screw in crown with engraved octopus symbol
- Dimensions: 44mm (w) by 46mm (l) by 15mm (h)
- Dial: Multiple-layered skeletonised dial / Hands: diamond-cut hands
- Movement: In-house developed moon phase complication / Power reserve: 42 hours / Balance frequency: 28800vph, 4Hz
- Water Resistance: 300m
The watch industry likes to help designate platinum watches by matching them with blue. Of course, that isn't to say all watches with blue accents have platinum cases, but the reciprocal is often true. The platinum Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph comes with a rather stunning metallic blue dial and deep midnight blue rubber strap. It is odd that I said that latter part so nonchalantly. 20 years ago you'd never see a rubber strap with a tourbillon, and no tourbillon watch would have been this sporty. Have we come that far?
Something many enthusiasts may not know about SIHH is that despite all the coverage pouring out during the event through social media and on websites like ours, it is primarily an event for retailers, not journalists or enthusiasts. So for those of you who think luxury brands put all of this on just for us, think again! The scale and expense of the event is understandable when you consider that it is essentially a retailer showcase, and most retailers place their orders for the year during or immediately following the show. Strong impressions are important for branding and sales to retailers just as they are to the general consumer public, and the brands are out to win their hearts and open their wallets. Fortunately, writers and news outlets are invited along for the ride, and are given some firsthand opportunities to scope out the new collections and meet with brand executives…between their retailer meetings.
Topper Fine Jewelers has been selling watches for many decades. In fact, they have been an Omega dealer since the early 1960s. In the store’s Omega showroom, they have framed some of the Omega advertisements they ran in the '70s.Read more ›