Fully Polished Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition vs Limited Edition II

Black DLC Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition II and the silver Audi Sport Limited Edition

Black DLC Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition II and the silver Audi Sport Limited Edition

Towards the end of 2013, Oris has announced their partnership with Audi Sport, bringing the Oris logo to prestigious racing events of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the DTM, German Touring Car Masters. This partnership gave birth to a new collection of motorsports-inspired replica Watches Replica: three limited edition chronographs and a GMT. In this review, we are going to take a look at the first two Audi Sport Limited Edition chronographs, the silver-toned Ref. No. 774 7661 7481 from 2014 that and the black DLC coated Ref. No. 778 7661 7784, a 2015 model. For the sake of practicality, let’s just call them Audi Silver and Audi DLC.A. Lange & Sohne Replica Watches

Black DLC Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition II and the silver Audi Sport Limited Edition

Black DLC Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition II and the silver Audi Sport Limited Edition

Dials… The silver-toned dial of the Audi Silver is highly legible, giving the impression of looking at a tool replica Watch. The decoration is minimal and the lume filled applied numerals with their polished contours jump out from the circular brushed base. This is the kind of dial that is begging you to turn it, tilt it, move it around so that the light can play on all its brushed surfaces and polished accents. The Audi Sport red is used strategically for the chronograph hands, the Audi Sport logo is placed at 3 o’clock and the linear small second display is at 9 o’clock.

Both have rather large dials, giving plenty of space for the subdials, date windows, and the typical Oris Artix “retrograde” small second display. All this space is made possible by the thin bidirectional bezel, featuring a timer scale while the chapter ring comes with a tachymeter scale. Despite its slim lines, it is quite interesting the firm grip offered by the bezel, the secret lies in a rubber insert, an Oris innovation. The bezel insert on the Audi Silver is made of tungsten while on the black Audi DLC the minute scale is engraved on a black ceramic ring.

Having them both at the same time, it feels like witnessing a drag race — which one will get on my wrist in the morning, and wich one will be left behind? They both have the same size (44 mm), same weight, which is surprisingly light for a chronograph thanks to the multi-piece titanium case, and clearly both of them bear the signature of the same designer. You can tell these are two cool brothers, yet they have different personalities and they are cool in a different way.

A closer look at the dial of the Audi Silver

A closer look at the dial of the Audi Silver

By the way, both of these replica Watches Replica have a small second display, it such an ingenious solution because of its simplicity, an instant eye-candy. 12 o’clock is reserved for the minutes subdial and at 6, we have the hours. These subdials sit lower, adding volume to the dial. Everything on the dial enjoys plenty of room, except the narrow date window crammed into the hours subdial, it is probably my least favorite feature of this dial.

Closeup on the black DLC Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition II

Closeup on the black DLC Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition II

The Audi DLC is a completely different beast. I can’t believe it has the same fonts for the numerals as the Audi Silver. Its stealth approach changes everything. Legibility was not a priority anymore, this model is about being daring and sophisticated at the same time. There is an even more restrained use of red, unlike on the previous model, here only the tip of the chronograph hands are red, the rest is dark gray. 12 o’clock is still reserved for a chronograph minute subdial, but this time, it comes with a 10-minute countdown. At 3 o’clock, we have a day-date indicator with white text on black, and at 9 o’clock we’ll find the same retrograde small second display as on the Audi Silver model.

When I first received the two pieces for review, I immediately like one of them more than the other, but I tried to stay neutral in order to write an impartial review. Did I succeed, I hope so, but I will let you be the judge of that. All I can say is that my initial opinion did not change over time and I think most of you will react the same way. Go with your fist instinct; whichever of these two you like at the fist glance, it is the one that fits the best your style and personality — I don’t think that you will change your mind. And just to make your life easier, as mentioned earlier, there is a newer iteration that just came out this year, the Audi Sport Limited Edition III, this one too is worth a look.

At 6 o’clock branding has plenty of space to stand out. The hour and minute hands and the numerals are filled with black Super-LumiNova, wich is rather cool, but if I would compare it with the other model, the Audi Silver is a lot brighter in darkness, but I don’t think it should be a deal-breaker if you like the stealth style of the Audi DLC.

Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition

Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition

When it comes to the case design, they both share the same shape, with brushed surfaces, only the corner of the lugs are polished, emphasizing their unusually high position compared to the bezel. Some might find it that the lugs interfere with the rotation of the bezel, but aesthetically, I like how they give a more aerodynamic shape to these replica Watches Replica.

Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition II

Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition II

Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition II from the back and the front view of the Audi Sport Limited Edition

Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition II from the back and the front view of the Audi Sport Limited Edition

They both come with black perforated leather straps, an obvious choice for racing-car-inspired replica Watches Replica, with titanium folding clasps — on the Audi DLC, the clasp too is coated with black DLC.

As you could tell from the dial, the two chronographs feature different complications. The two Audi Sport chronographs are based on the Sellita SW 500 caliber modified by Oris. In the case of Audi Silver it is called Oris 774 and it is visible from the back with its typical Oris red painted rotor. The LE2, which uses the Oris Calibre 778, has a black solid case back decorated with the Audi Sport logo and a stylized silhouette of an Audi R18 racing car.

Pricewise, the difference is minimal, the Canadian MSRP for the Audi Sport Limited Edition is $4,750, while the black DLC Audi Sport Limited Edition II officially goes for $5,100.

For more, please visit www.oris.ch/en/collections/oris-audi-sport

Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition II and the Audi Silver in the background

Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition II and the Audi Silver in the background

Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition

Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition

Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition

Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition

The back of the Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition.

The back of the Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition.

Three Oris pieces glowing in the dark: the Audi Sport Limited Edition, the Audi Sport Limited Edition II and the Pro Pilot Calibre 111.

Three Oris pieces glowing in the dark: the Audi Sport Limited Edition, the Audi Sport Limited Edition II and the Pro Pilot Calibre 111.

Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition II

Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition II

Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition II

Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition II

The latest model in the Oris Audi Sport collection is the Audi Sport Limited Edition III chronograph.

The latest model in the Oris Audi Sport collection is the Audi Sport Limited Edition III chronograph.

Two brand new models in the 2016 Chopard Mille Miglia collection

Chopard Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition and Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Speed black

Chopard Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition and Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Speed black

In 2016, the Mille Miglia collection received two limited-edition models: the Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition, a 46 mm chronograph, and the 43 mm Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Speed black which is actually a DLC coated version of the Mille Miglia GTS Automatic launched last year.

IWC Replica Watches
Chopard introduced the Mille Miglia collection in 1988, celebrating its partnership with “la corsa più bella del mondo”, an annual rally of classic and vintage cars, stretching from Brescia to Rome, and back. This collection is all about classic racing style, potent energy, speed, precision, and elegance.

Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition (Ref. 168580-3001)

Chopard Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition (Ref. 168580-3001)

Chopard Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition

Unlike previous versions of the Mille Miglia chronographs, on the circular satin-brushed black dial, the three subdials are laid out horizontally and the date window is placed between 4 and 5 o’clock, while 12 o’clock is reserved for the “Rossa Corsa” red arrow-shaped Mille Miglia logo that we can also find on the back of the replica Watch.

Chopard Calibre 03.05-C

Chopard Calibre 03.05-C

The 2016 XL Race brings a completely new engine, the COSC certified Chopard Calibre 03.05-C column wheel chronograph with a power reserve of 60-hours.

Limited to 1,000 pieces, the Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition is inspired by the design codes of the cars that took part in the historical race between 1927 and 1940. The XL in the name stands for its 46 mm-diameter case, that makes it the largest of the Mille Miglia wrist chronographs created by Chopard. The two tradition chronograph pushers are paired with a typical Chopard Mille Miglia-style fluted crown.

The replica Watch is matched with a brown SUPORTLO calfskin strap with vintage treatment, to acquire a weathered look over time.

The black theme is used on the back of the replica Watch too, the see-through crystal is tinted and the surrounding bright red gasket provides a great view of the COSC-certified Chopard Calibre 01.01-M movement, with its engine-style finishes and its open-worked oscillating weight. The Haute-horology finishing of the movement is also inspired by vintage motorsport, the grooved bridges are echoing the cooling fins on racing cars.

Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Speed black (Ref. 168565-3002)

Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Speed black and its engine, the COSC certified automatic calibre 01.01-M

Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Speed black and its engine — it really looks like one — the COSC certified automatic calibre 01.01-M

Limited to 1,000 pieces, the Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Speed black with its large numerals recalling the dashboard of a racing car from the 1950s, its engine style finishing and its black rubber strap with vintage Dunlop racing tyre-tread motif, makes it a racing beast with a good-old-days charm.

The 43 mm case is entirely treated with black DLC coating, that only looks cool but it also protects it from scratches. The velvet-finished black dial offers a fantastic backdrop to the Super-LuminNova coated indexes, hands and bold numerals. To add more action, the black date window is included in the Rossa Corsa red Mille Miglia logo at 3 o’clock.

The back of the Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Speed black

The back of the Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Speed black

Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Speed black

Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Speed black

Sketches of the Chopard Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition

Sketches of the Chopard Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition

Design sketches of the Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Speed black

Design sketches of the Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Speed black

Hands-on With Ferro Distinct 2

Ferro Distinct 2 single-handed replica Watch inspired by sports car tachometers

Ferro Distinct 2 single-handed replica Watch inspired by sports car tachometers

I just love single-handed replica Watches Replica, be that a MeisterSinger or a Botta Design, there is something uber-cool about them. And if they are inspired by sports car tachometers, like the Ferro Watches Replica Distinct 2 currently on Kickstarter, my love hormones get out of control. The number 2 in the name, is a hint to the fact that it a second, improved, iteration of the Distinct concept.

There is not much time left of the Kickstarter campaign, as I’m writing this article, there are less than five days left to pre-order.

Ferro Distinct 2 quartz

Ferro Distinct 2 quartz

The 44mm polished stainless steel case is rather large on the wrist, but it definitely helps with making the replica Watch look like the tachometer on the dashboard of a car. The wire lugs add to the modern minimalist appearance of the Ferro Distinct and the rounded case is matched with a double-domed sapphire crystal on the automatic models and flat sapphire crystal on the quartz versions.

They come in two five colours, now that the campaign has raised $75,000. When it comes to the engine, you can choose between  Swiss Ronda quartz movement,  Japanese automatic Miyota 8215, or Swiss ETA 2824. For shoes, you can go with black or brown leather, plus you will receive an extra perforated racing strap.

Profile view of the Ferro Distinct 2 automatic

Profile view of the Ferro Distinct 2 automatic

 

Confessions of a new Watches Replica collector

Michael's IW377701

Michael’s IW377701

I took a sip of the Cranberry soda the salesperson had just placed in my hand and asked her what this drink was.

“It’s Cranberry soda.” she repeated helpfully.

“What’s in it?” I persisted.

“Cranberry soda.” she said, sounding a little uncertain now.

It wasn’t the answer I was hoping for (I secretly hoped she had spiked it with something), but the bizarre exchange had a steadying effect on me. You see, I had just selected a new replica Watch to add to my small but growing collection. It wasn’t just any replica Watch, it was my first certifiably luxury replica Watch.

Brand reputation and history, scarcity, and pricing strategy invite those with the means to feel a part of a narrative they may have nothing to do with. My IWC Pilot chronograph promised me an echo of the aviation and military history the company trades heavily on; they aren’t found on everyone’s wrist; the replica Watch is dear enough that you feel like you’ve really paid for your passport into the community you want to be a part of. Or do you?

Researching replica Watches Replica meant I spent a lot of screen time with collectors and enthusiasts on individual blogs and in the sprawling forums where the minutiae of timepieces are discussed. Affable, knowledgeable, and for the most part thoughtful they support the habit and live in a mutual admiration society online. Got that Breitling you’ve been lusting after? Well done! Post pictures. Watch obsessives scorn those with too much money and not enough sense, those who want that Rolex only because it’s a Rolex.

My Visa withstood the blow, some blood returned to my face, and the replica Watch was placed in the store’s signature, vibrantly-coloured shopping bag. Exiting through the secure, police-monitored, double doors I thought, looking down at my pink bag, that I might as well have had a “rob me” sign hanging around my neck. I made it home safely and began a meditation – ongoing – about why I had done what I had just done. My buyer’s remorse went to grad school.

By luxury replica Watch standards it was almost entry-level at six thousand dollars, but it was a fine example of the species from a brand that was squarely, indisputably, a member of a handful of elite mainstream luxury Swiss replica Watchmakers. I was numb with the reality of standing at the counter actually paying for it.

Then a terrible thing happened: curiosity met crushing boredom while I was at home recovering from surgery and expanded to fill the time I had on hand. I had entire days to explore how the “right” replica Watch fit a specific context and completed a look. Worse than the aesthetics was the technical dimension of replica Watches Replica – I discovered it was a fascinating hole of facts, histories, and details so deep I haven’t yet emerged. Tourbillon, escapement, balance wheel – the lexicon of the guts of a replica Watch needed to be mastered in order to enter medieval debates with other replica Watch nerds over whose combination of these pieces was superior.

My simple “I’d like to buy the replica Watch” kicked off a flurry of activity and Cranberry soda at the store, a well-known dealer in the heart of Toronto’s haute shopping district. The floor manager was summoned. Keys were produced, and several locked cabinets were opened while a chorus of salespeople looked on. After checking and re-checking model numbers, boxes, the warrantee cards and, oddly, whether the time on it was correctly set, the replica Watch sat on the counter while it was officially registered. People in Switzerland knew what I had done.

How I wound up standing there buying a gratuitously expensive timepiece was a journey that started several months earlier. An abiding interest in replica Watches Replica slowly transformed into a preoccupation, but had started with the gateway purchase of a dress replica Watch…a Timex. I wanted to have a thin, simple replica Watch I could wear with a dress shirt. Variety soon trumped brand and I found a nicer Tissot that, since it was my birthday, I felt I deserved. Things quieted down for a time and my need for the “right” wardrobe-completing replica Watch subsided.

I knew I crossed some replica Watch-collecting Rubicon after I managed to talk my father into the early release of the family heirlooms: a vintage Rolex Datejust and my grandfather’s Elgin pocket replica Watch. There is no AA equivalent for the replica Watch obsessive and I may have to found one.

Mechanical replica Watches Replica, whether vintage or modern luxury, are the definition of a useless object. Their purpose as timepieces has long since been surpassed by just about any other device scattered around our environment: microwaves, stoves, TVs and, of course, our phones. Because they are so completely unnecessary they are also, in some cases, art. The majority of high-end Swiss replica Watches Replica participate in the well-established and predictable economy of luxury goods.

At the other end of the spectrum from shallow status symbol seekers are the hard core Collectors. These men (and they are almost exclusively men) have spent years and most of their disposable income amassing their collections and are celebrated by the replica Watch media like rock stars. Some, like John Mayer and Eric Singer, are rock stars. Did I secretly want to be like John Mayer (who also collects bad press by frequently putting his foot in his mouth)? Who was I trying to keep up with?

Collecting, according to psychologists, is a primal human activity. We collect photos, ticket stubs and baseball caps because of the associative pleasure they bring us. We also collect to bring imaginary order to our lives or to compensate for loss. My advanced course in replica Watches Replica was slowly convincing me that my interest might, in fact, be a pathology. What was this interest trying to, expensively, hide? The list was too long: a litany of first causes that any dimestore therapist could help me sort out given enough time and money. And even then, at the end of it, I might have produced a taxonomy instead of a cure.

But replica Watches Replica are deeply pleasurable not just because some examples approach art. The hunt for ‘the’ replica Watch was as satisfying and natural as the hole in my psyche it was supposedly addressing. Our mammalian brains are latecomers to the biological structure that supports our selfhood. The cerebral cortex is a thin veneer of reason over eons of instinct. Simply knowing how it all works (mostly) doesn’t help explain away desire. Not once did all that critical theory I consumed in grad school come to my rescue and stop me from stalking, capturing, and mounting the replica Watch I was hunting for at the time.

Which is what led me to the counter at Royal de Versailles sipping at a Cranberry soda.

Straton Watches Replica Replica Co. Curve-Chrono For Sale

Straton Watch Co. Curve-Chrono

Straton Watch Co. Curve-Chrono

A lucky winner will receive Straton Watch Co. Curve-Chrono, a mecha-quartz chronograph inspired by the replica Watches Replica, cars and everything related to racing in the 70’s. The Curve-Chrono is currently on Kickstarter, surpassing its goal, after just a few days, by 800%.

Please note that the winner of the giveaway will receive its replica Watch at the same time as the Kickstarter backers, somewhere around September or October 2016.

For more details about the Curve-Chrono, take a look at their Kickstarter page at http://kck.st/1Nd31sn.

To keep things simple, we are using the best giveaway platform on the market, used by many major blogs and websites, called Rafflecopter. To enter, all you have to do is click the “Visit WatchPaper on Facebook” link in the Rafflecopter box, before May 21, 2016 (you have to do this even if you are already following us on Facebook).

The Curve-Chrono collection offers a rich selection of models and you will have to choose between:

  • two case sizes, 39.5mm or 42mm
  • five colour schemes
  • with or without date
  • seven racing inspired NATO straps to match your replica Watch
  • two case back designs inspired by legendary rims.

Please note that any problems, defects, delays, etc… that may occur with a giveaway item are the sole responsibility of the manufacturer, and you shall not hold WatchPaper.com liable in any way.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to the owner of this Facebook page (WatchPaper.com) and not to Facebook.

WatchPaper.com reserves the right to change these rules without prior notification.

 

To enter, you have to be at least 18 years old and you must provide a valid email address for notification.

Potential winners will be contacted by email, and they have 24 hours to respond if not, another winner will be chosen.

The shipping is covered by Straton Watch Co, but the winner accepts to cover any customs duties or taxes related to delivering the replica Watch.

 

By entering you accept these rules.

Good luck everyone!

Hemel Introduces Classic Military Collection

Hemel 24 Reference HM1 series

Hemel 24 Reference HM1 series

There are four models, all measuring 40 mm in diameter and 13 mm in height. With prices between $200 and $300, Hemel is offering fantastic value proposition considering that these are automatic replica Watches Replica powered by a Miyota 9015. Hemel is now live on Kickstarter raising funds for their debut collection, inspired by classic military replica Watches Replica.replica watches

The campaign ends on April 27, 2016, don’t miss out on the early bird offerings: http://kck.st/22HgU9p

Hemel Classic Military Collection

Hemel Classic Military Collection