Monthly Archives: July 2016

UK Replica Piaget Emperador Coussin XL 700P Watch With Quartz Regulator Online

Well, this Piaget limited edition watch for SIHH 2016 wasn’t expected, but it is certainly interesting. People will definitely be talking about Piaget’s $70,000+ mechanical/quartz hybrid that, in design, borrows from the previously released Piaget Emperador Coussin Tourbillon (hands-on here). Visually, just by looking at the watch, you’d have no real way of knowing that it contains a piece of more-modern technology in addition to its “mechanical backbone.”

According to Piaget, this limited edition Emperador Coussin XL 700P is dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the first quartz watch movement that Piaget developed in-house back in 1976- the caliber 7P. Piaget continues to offer quartz movements for most of its women’s watches, and it isn’t alone in doing so, as many high-end women’s watches from brands such as Cartier, Patek Philippe, and Audemars Piguet all contain quartz movements. This is, however, exceedingly rare when it comes to the same for high-end men’s watches from these brands.

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Inside the Piaget Emperador Coussin XL 700P is the in-house produced 700P movement which is new for 2016. In essence, it is probably similar to something between a Seiko Kinetic and Seiko Spring Drive from a technological standpoint. Though at this price level, you are going to see a lot more high-quality finishing and attention to “luxury” detail. The 700P movement is mostly mechanical, especially when it comes to the fact that it is powered by a spinning automatic rotor. Cheap replica Piaget watches online hasn’t mentioned a mainspring in their documentation, so I assume that the spinning of the automatic rotor directly charges a capacitor which then feeds energy to a quartz crystal-based regulation system, this is why the concept is so similar to that of a Seiko Kinetic. The 700P doesn’t have a “battery” in the sense that the power reserve is only 42 hours when fully “charged.”

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Piaget designed the 700P to replace the traditional mechanical balance wheel and escapement with an electronic quartz regulator that is hidden from view when looking at the movement. Like I said, when viewing the movement, a trained eye can easily tell it isn’t a traditional mechanical caliber, but it obviously isn’t a quartz movement either. I believe Piaget’s goal was to once again introduce the concept of a fine Swiss quartz movement similar to those that existed in the 1970s starting with the famed Beta 21. Aesthetically, the 700P looks beautiful with its hand-finished parts and combination of light and dark elements. The movement is produced from 298 parts and operates at the typical quartz frequency of 32,768 Hz.

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The funny thing is how the Piaget documentation discusses the benefits of quartz versus mechanical timekeeping as though it was new. Actually, for some people it may be. The bias against quartz watches among luxury watch lovers is so deep that I am pretty sure many mechanical watch lovers don’t even know many of the specifics of how quartz movements work, or why there were so preferred to mechanical movements from a performance perspective when they first started to become popular in the late 1960s and especially during the 1970s.

The 700P is 5.5mm thick as a movement, and the entire watch case is probably twice that thickness with a case diameter of 46.5mm. The Emperador Coussin XL retains its hip cushion-shape in cheap replica Piaget 18k white gold with a black ADLC-coated bezel giving it a bit more of a sporty look. On the dial is a solid gold and engraved micro-rotor that connects directly the “quartz generator” and also a subsidiary dial for the time. I am not totally sure, but I believe there is further visual movement from the element on the dial to the upper right – which is supposed to spin at a rate of 5.33 turns per second.

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On the back of the watch is a visible power reserve indicator which is very interesting for this type of watch, and helps echo the functionality of the all-mechanical versions of the Emperador Coussin XL. Attached to the case is a fake relica Piaget watches black alligator strap.

I personally appreciate that Piaget is doing this as a true movement maker with true history in this area. Smartwatches have made electronic watches cool again and the traditional Swiss watch industry now has new reason to become reacquainted with its own history working with electronic movements. There is a sort of amusing irony to a watch like the Emperador Coussin XL 700P that I am sure is not lost to Piaget, but at the end of the day you get a very nice looking, very accurate, and probably very reliable luxury conversation piece.

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We will continue to see how the luxury watch industry plays with unique concepts like this, which are strictly for the dedicated collectors who can appreciate the interesting things done here, and who can use the irony of the watch as an affirming reason to choose a watch like this. Of course, the 700P will be easy to criticize given the larger trend the luxury watch industry has had with its position toward men’s quartz watches, but then again that just makes the conversation around what luxury replica Piaget watches UK is doing all that more interesting.

Replica Piaget Launches Steel Piaget Polo S Watches UK

Last night at a lavish event at The Duggal Greenhouse in Brooklyn, Piaget unveiled its all-new stainless steel replica Piaget Polo S watch line. Consisting of five models, the Piaget Polo S marks the first time the brand has introduced a collection that will be built only in stainless steel. The launch of the line also marks a new focus for Piaget: the Game Changer generation. And, to back it all up, the brand had 8 “game changer” personalities on hand at the event — wearing the new watch, of course.

Several factors make the new Piaget Polo S watches distinctive. First and foremost, as mentioned, is that the watches are made in stainless steel – an area where the brand has not tread before. Additionally, Replica Piaget watches has built two new movements to equip the watches with automatic calibers and yet still make them incredibly attractive price wise. In fact, the line represents a new opening price for a Piaget watch of less than $10,000.

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The Replica Piaget Polo S is offered in chronograph with automatic movement.

Created in a 42mm round case, the Piaget Polo S watch features a few signature designs incorporated into it. Following on the brand’s style of blending shapes within shapes, the watch features a cushion-shaped dial within the outer round case. This shape blends two of the brands most iconic looks: the original 1979 Piguet Polo round watch, and the cushion-shaped Emperador Coussin.

Additional features include stunning details inside and out. To being with, the brand has developed two new automatic movements to power the watches. One is an automatic three-hand with date, the 1110P movement, and the other is a chronograph caliber, 1160P. All five of the models are equipped with a sapphire caseback for viewing the movement.

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There are also three-hand automatics with date aperture in the Piaget Polo S collection, and each features signature Piaget detailing.

The dials are also an important statement in updated Piaget style. While the three-hand is offered with a white, slate-gray or blue dial, the Chronograph is only offered with a silvered dial or a luxury replica Piaget watches stunning blue dial. All watches are offered on an integrated bracelet with alternating links of high polish and satin finish. The automatic retails for $9,350, while the chronograph retails for $12,400.

The Piaget Polo S takes its name from a variety of sources. Naturally it is inspired by the original legendary Piaget Polo watch, with the “S” standing for a host of concepts ranging from sporty to shaped, signature and steel, of course. It also stands for society – underscoring Piaget’s commitment to the arts, film, and cultural social worlds. Finally, it stands for singular—representing the new generation of game changers that the brand is targeting – who enjoy standing out from the rest.

According to Philippe Leopold Metzger, CEO of Piaget, “We want to focus on a new generation, a generation of game changers.”
As such, the brand has selected eight men from around the world — whose talent embodies their willingness to play the game differently – to wear the new Piaget Polo S. These men are making an impact in their individual worlds, and have proved that they have the spirit and ethos of the new line, explains Metzger.

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Depending on the model, dial colors offered include blue, silver, slate gray or black.

Ryan Reynolds, Piaget’s international brand ambassador, and a Canadian actor/producer is one of the men wearing the new generation of timepieces. Reynolds has starred in such movies as The Green Lantern, Buried, The Proposal and, most recently Deadpool.

“One of the things I have in common with this watch is that I like the idea of relaxed luxury, the idea that what you wear with a tuxedo, you can also wear with casual clothes,” says Reynolds of the cheap fake Piaget Polo S watches.

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Ryan Reynolds, Piaget International Brand Ambassador, wearing Piaget Polo S.

Also on the Piaget Game-Changer roster of additional eight: actor Michael B. Jordan (most recently of Creed); artist and business man Mohammed Sultan Al Habtoor who is setting trends in men’s fashion in the UAE; British polo player and entrepreneur, Malcolm Borwick, who has represented the country in more than 50 games around the world; Swiss novelist Joel Dicker; actor and singer Hu Ge of Shanghai; Belgium-born tennis player David Goffin; Japanese-born musician, singer and songwriter, Miyavi; French-born chef, Jean-Francois Piège.

In addition to Reynolds, all of the other eight “game changers” were in attendance at last night’s event –sporting their watches with effortless style. According to Metzger, Piaget selected New York for the launch of the new Piaget Polo S because of the watch’s long affiliation with the city. In fact, more than 30 years ago, the brand’s Piaget Polo team celebrated the watch by riding their horses down Fifth Avenue. During that era, the brand also had an incredible celebrity Piaget Polo Team that saw Hollywood stars joining in the fun.

(Editor’s Note: Piaget did, in fact, build some steel watches in the first half of the 20th century, and also launched a steel version as part of a collection called Upstream in 2001, but that line was not an entire collection of steel watches.)

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The new Piaget Polo S is launched around a “Game Changer” campaign that targets a new generation.