When the Grand Seiko SBGX089, SBGX091, and SBGX093 collection of watches was released in around 2012, the first of those models – the SBGX089 – was a limited edition of 500 pieces with a yellow hand and some different colors on the black dial. Seiko produced this “enthusiasts’ version” of its new “Milgauss homage” as a testament to classic “engineers watches,” like the Rolex Milgauss, IWC Ingeniuer, etc. Concurrently with these quartz models, Seiko also released the Grand Seiko SBGR077 and SBGR079 watches that I went hands-on with here that are similar-looking but contain mechanical movements. Today, I review the SBGX093 version of this “Grand Seiko Magnetic Resistant Quartz Replica Watches” watch.
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High-end quartz love is still a minority passion among timepiece collectors, but I proudly include myself amongst those who have a soft spot for well-made watches with well-made quartz movements inside of them. Over the last few years, I have become increasingly interested in the best-made quartz timepieces, and I have wondered why. Even as I began my foray into high-end timepieces, I always retained a soft spot for quartz watches, I just shunned those that felt cheap inside and out. It is perhaps the advent of the smartwatch that has created a sort of nostalgia in me for good-quality “independent” quartz watches. A leader of such timepieces is easily anything with Seiko’s impeccable 9F family of quartz movements Seiko fake watch UK that are designed to go 50 years between service intervals and come in a sealed container within the watch.
There is a lot to say about this deceptively simple time-only quartz movement. In fact, one reason the 9F family of Grand Seiko watches is so beloved is the fact that they lack anything extra on the dial – namely a date window. Objecting to its added functionality as a less-than-convincing reason to destroy visual symmetry on the dial. The biggest ally of date windows on a watch is the oft referenced fact (at least historically) that, in a retail environment, watches with a date window complication sell better than watches without the date. With that said, watch makers need to carefully decide where specific watch models will sell better: in the “normal” retail environment, or among potentially more sophisticated collectors who obsess a bit more over design?
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It is hard to deny that the lack of date window on the SBGX series of Grand Seiko watches helps the range look clean and elegant – often in a more superior way, even when compared to other Grand Seiko cheap replica watches timepieces. This hybrid dressy/sporty SBGX093 manages to look classy and smoothly elegant as a Euro-style seductress from the Far East.
It’s not every day we see new gemsetting techniques in luxury watches, but this latest from Patek Philippe cheap replica watch UK is certainly worthy of note, with its new Flamme setting technique for diamonds. The venue for this new technique is the Patek Philippe Calatrava 7200/200R, the diamond-set version of the ladies’ watch introduced in 2013 with the Caliber 240. The classic Calatrava, with its rounded officer’s style case and signature straight lugs with screwed strap bars, is a simple, classic design, serving as a canvas for the striking light show created by the Flamme-set diamonds.
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The most popular ring setting for diamonds is the Tiffany-style prong, and the most prized cut is the ideal-cut round brilliant. There is a very good reason for these two preferences: light return. What gives diamonds their brilliance is the maximum reflection of light reflecting off a diamond’s inner facets and out through the table (top). This is best achieved with a perfectly symmetrical round brilliant cut, consisting of 52 facets that are mathematically calculated to reflect as much light as possible through the top and sides of the diamond. In order to reflect the most light, the diamond must first absorb the most light possible. The Tiffany prong setting holds the diamond in claws high above the shank, so that the base or pavilion is exposed, allowing light to enter and then reflect upwards through the table – the result is called “light return.”
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The problem with setting diamonds dial fake Patek Philippe watches into watches is that they are set into the metal, restricting light from entering the pavilion. This is partly compensated for by the watch industry’s convention of using Top Wesselton diamonds, a term that signifies the highest color grade possible, but also tends to encompass high clarity and cut values. Essentially, it means top diamonds. Top Wesseltons go a long way to making up for the decrease in light return caused by the covered pavilion, but it was only a matter of time before some enterprising and determined watch company, with in-house gemologists and a top-notch setting department, devised a method of putting diamonds into watches in a way that exposes the pavilions to light. Not surprisingly, it is Patek Philippe who has cracked the code.
The trick to the company’s new Flamme setting – a term Patek Philippe lady’s copy watch has registered for the watch industry – is to expose part of the pavilion of each diamond. On the bezel, the gemsetter sets two rows of diamonds into the metal as usual, but then takes a sharp burin and splits the gold between each diamond, exposing part of the pavilion and allowing light to pass through. Not only does the technique release more brilliance, but the grooves created by the burin form a lace-like engraving pattern around the diamonds that adds even more sparkle. Altogether, 142 diamonds totaling 1.08 carats are Flamme-set into the bezel of the Patek Philippe Calatrava 7200/200R watch in two staggered rows, arranged in descending order of size.