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Posted on May 18, 2016 6:39 pm
Are you looking to add a new luxury watch to your collection? Would you like a timepiece that’s in style, that’s state of the art, and at the top of watch-lover’s most wanted list? Then you’ll want to take a look at the latest Rolex and Breitling watches! These prestigious watch companies both premiered stunning new watches at this year’s Baselworld show that had all the connoisseurs buzzing.
At Hamra Jewelers, we love to keep up with the latest trends, styles, and innovations happening in the world of jewelry and timepieces. We’re proud to carry Rolex and Breitling watches and our staff would be happy to show you the many different models and styles we have in stock. Come on down and ask us about the stars of Baselworld: The Rolex Air-King and Breitling Superocean!
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This year Rolex unveiled a new Air-King watch: The 2016 Oyster Perpetual Air-King watch. It’s an unusual watch, by Rolex standards: It’s larger than the older Air-King models. Earlier Air-King watches were a bit small on the wrist, coming in at 34mm. The 2016 Air-King watch comes in a 40mm case with 904L steel. This givesa lot more dial space and room for Rolex to get creative with its excellent design.
The Air-King isn’t an aviation watch, but it was designed as a homage to Rolex’s long history with aviation watches. It features a different numerical configuration: The watch is divided up by three-, six-, and nine-hour markers, mixed with five-minute increments This minute scale is designed for navigational time readings. It’s a different interface to get used to, but it makes it stand out from other Rolex watches.
The Air-King’s Oyster case is waterproof, guaranteed to a depth of 100 metres. It’s also been fitted with a shield to protect the watch against magnetic fields, which has been a popular feature for pilots’ watches in the past. The crystal is made of scratch-resistant sapphire.
This unique watch houses a 3131 in-house calibre movement and comes with an Oyster bracelet. It’s a self-winding mechanical movement with a power reserve of 48 hours. Its oscillator has been designed to not just be resistant to magnetic fields but to remain stable during temperature variations.
Another watch that really stood out at this year’s Baselworld was the latest offering from Breitling. The Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronoworks wowed Baselworld’s attendants with it’s beautiful design and innovative features. The Superocean comes from Breitling’s Chronoworks department. Think of Chronoworks as a tuning shop for Breitling watches, dedicated to improving the performance of their watches.
Chronoworks took the classic Superocean watch and supercharged it by giving it 100 hours of power reserve! The previous Superocean watches held 70 hours of power reserve, so this is a significant boost. They also overhauled the Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01 movement inside the watch with silicon parts. These parts lessen friction in the movement and vastly improves the watch’s efficiency, regularity and precision.
This Superocean has been redesigned with an all-black ceramic look. This gives it a bold, masculine style. It’s also fitted with an exhibition back, which lets you get a good look at its oscillating weight. The watch comes with a rubber strap, designed for maximum comfort.
One other thing that stands out about this Breitling watch is that it’s a limited time only luxury watch: There’s only one hundred of these super-charged marvels in production! If the Superocean Heritage Chronoworks looks like the perfect watch for you, you’ll want to get one soon before the collection sells out.
Are you thinking of adding a Rolex or Breitling watch to your collection? Come visit Hamra Jewelers today! We have a fine selection of outstanding luxury watches. For more information, give us a call at 480-946-5110.