Year In Review 2014: Our 10 Top Stories Of The Year Replica Expensive


Each of the finishing seems to be machine-produced, but the edges of these plates and the countersinks are well beveled and polished nevertheless — adding a bit of flair to an otherwise quite technical looking motion. Texts are in blue and are very tastefully performed in relatively small, discreet letters — and yet this still contrasts well against the subtle, horizontal brushed ending of the plates.Overall, the P.5000 is a taste that is developed in the sense that it doesn’t at all want to be the prettiest, most shockingly good-looking motion out there — but, on a personal note, part of me is happy about that and I appreciate that Panerai appears to have thought this through and went with something which complements their military styling and heritage more. The P.5000 additionally includes an impressively low number of elements at just 127 in total.A power reserve indicator arguably would have been a wonderful component but would certainly have pushed up the cost and added sophistication. Therefore, in this case and paired with all the 192-hour power book, I didn’t miss it much.Price for the Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561 is CHF 5,700, that is CHF 1,200 dearer than the PAM630, that has basically the exact same dial (distinct lume colour and base emblem at 6) but the OP that I (ETA 6497) hand-wound motion instead of the P.5000. In other words, the P.5000 using its 8-day power reserve will run you an additional CHF 1,200 that, for anybody familiar with Swiss luxury watch pricing techniques, really is not that big of a jump.Sticking using all the P.5000, Panerai has a wide range of choices into the PAM561 including the exact same watch with a black dial (PAM560) as well as a titanium-clad version (PAM562) for CHF 600 more.

At the end of the year that was the best ever, with traffic stats up by over 60% across all metrics, here’s a look at our ten top stories of 2014.

In terms of readership stories on Rolex and Seiko trump all the others, which is unsurprising since both are probably the most searched watch brands online. Other notable stories are our editorials on the end of the road for rising watch prices (ranked 6th and 8th), and the compilation of opinions from key figures in high horology on the Apple Watch. Here are the ten most popular articles of the last year. 10. Hands-On With The Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic 1958 Reissue Jaeger-LeCoultre recreated the Geophysic chronometer as a limited edition, enlarging the case but sticking closely to the look of the original, while making it available at an accessible price – a good recipe for success.

9. Hands-On With The Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Ref. 5990/1A We went up close with the Nautilus Travel Time, Patek Philippe’s latest sports chronograph that offers substantially more than the watch it replaces, for just a little bit more money, though the Nautilus is tremendously pricey to start with.

8. Introducing the Longines Heritage 1935, a Remake of its Iconic Czech Air Force Watch Longines reissued its distinctive, cushion-shaped aviator’s watch made for the Czech Air Force in the thirties and we compared the remake with the original.

7. Up Close With The Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000 Ref. 116600 The Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000 made its comeback at Baselworld 2014, very much the same but significantly improved, especially with the bracelet and clasp. With our comparison of the new and old Sea-Dwellers at number two on the list, the Sea-Dweller is a crowd favourite.

6. EDITORIAL: Are watches too expensive? (Part 2) Obviously the answer is yes, and the slowdown in business has proved our thesis. Part 1 of this editorial is number six on this list.

5. Explaining The Panerai P.9000 Automatic Movement – We Take It Apart And Put It All Back Together We took apart the Panerai P.9000 movement and put it all back together, revealing the details of the calibre and how it works.

4. EDITORIAL: Are watches too expensive? (Part 1) Evidently a lot of people agreed.

3. What The Watch Industry Thinks Of The Apple Watch Despite being non-existent, the Apple Watch was probably the hottest timepiece of 2014. We solicited opinions from movers and shakers in watchmaking, ranging from Max Busser of MB&F to Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid, about their thoughts on the Apple Watch.

2. COMPARISON: Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000 Refs. 16600 vs. 116600 We put together the old and new Sea-Dweller 4000.

1. Introducing The Seiko Credor Eichi II – The Finest Three-Hand Watch Made In Japan, And Possibly The World But the less affordable ones seem to be even more so. We broke the news of the US$50,000 Seiko Credor Eichi II in August and it quickly became a hot topic. With only 20 made each year, it is no wonder that there is a waiting list for this watch.

Thanks for reading. See you in 2015!