5 Fashion Brands You Didn’t Know Made Men’s Mechanical Watches

Watches bearing the names of big fashion houses tend to get written off by serious tag heuer replica watches aficionados, who tend to think of them as only for ladies or, worse, only inexpensive pieces with quartz movements. In addition to brands like Hermes, Ralph Lauren, and Chanel, who have taken strides to establish themselves in the world of men’s mechanicals, here are five other such brands that may have flown under your radar.

Burberry has introduced a line of high-end watches with Swiss movements. The five models in the Britain collection include three mechanicals: two three-hand date discount luxury watches with automatic movements, and another automatic with a power reserve display. The others are a chronograph with a Swiss quartz movement, and a ladies’ model with a quartz movement and diamond-set case.

Burberry Britain Automatic

Jeweler David Yurman offers a line of masculine sports watches, known as Revolution, featuring Swiss mechanical movements. Yurman teamed up with the late Carroll Shelby, creator of the legendary Shelby Cobra muscle car, to create the brand’s first limited-edition sports watch, the David Yurman Revolution Shelby 1000. The high quality replica watches features a 43.5-mm case with rubber side insets and is powered by an ETA/Valjoux 7753 automatic chronograph movement.

David Yurman Revolution Shelby 1000

Dior makes ladies’ luxury replica watches with both quartz and mechanical movements, but also offers some significant men’s models, including the Chiffre Rouge C03, introduced at Baselworld 2013. The watch is powered by Zenith’s Elite 691 movement and is made in a limited edition of 100 pieces.

Dior Chiffre Rouge C03

At Baselworld 2013, Gucci announced the Gucci Dive, the brand’s first official divers’ watch, certified to adhere to ISO standard 6425. While Gucci’s other mechanical watches use a standard ETA movement, the Gucci Dive is powered by the automatic GP3300 movement, made for Girard-Perregaux by the Sowind Group. (Both the Sowind Group, which owns G-P and JeanRichard, and Gucci are part of the luxury-goods group Kering, formerly known as PPR.)

Gucci Dive

Versace introduced a new skeleton best quality swiss replica watch for men at Baselworld, the DV One Skeleton. Its dial is divided into two hemispheres, with only the “east” half skeletonized. The watch also features a Dubois-Depraz chronograph movement, the inner workings of which are partly visible through the skeletonized half.

Versace DV One Skeleton

Omega’s 4 New Speedmaster “Dark Side of the Moon” Watches for 2015

Omega turned heads in 2013, when it debuted the first Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon tag heuer replica watch at Baselworld. And in 2014, the brand complemented it with a sister in gray. But for those who have wanted more variations on the Dark Side of the Moon, look no further: in 2015, your time has come. Here are four new versions of the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon that Omega presented at Baselworld.

All four of the new Speedmasters bear certain crucial similarities. They’re all certified chronometers. They all have a bicompax chronograph layout: the chronograph hours and minutes are in the 3-o’clock subdial, running seconds are at 9 o’clock and a date window is at 6. They all bear a tachymeter scale around the bezel. There are nonreflective sapphire crystals on the front and back.

Under the dial, all have Omega Co-Axial caliber 9300: an automatic, 4-Hz movement that runs in 54 jewels. It has two serially mounted barrels for a 60-hour power reserve. Its balance spring is made of silicon and it has a column-wheel chronograph mechanism. There are Geneva waves on the movement and the screws, barrels and balance wheel have all been blackened to keep to the dress code.

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The first of the new swiss replica watches has an extra-demonstrative name: the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon “Black Black.” So nice they had to say it twice, the Black Black has a polished and brushed ceramic case and a matte black ceramic dial. The brushed hands are blackened, as are the applied indexes. The chronograph subdial hands as well as the indexes have black Super-LumiNova on them. On the bezel, the scale for the tachymeter is in black lacquer. The Black Black comes on a coated nylon fabric strap with a black ceramic clasp. Price: $12,000.

Omega DSOTM Black Black 560

Next up is the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon “Pitch Back”.Its case is in polished black ceramic, while the ceramic bezel has been brushed for a different finish. It has matte black subdials with varnished hands. Its distinctive feature is the Super-LumiNova coating for its indexes and on its tachymeter scale. It has a black leather strap with ecru stitching and a ceramic folding clasp. Price: $12,000.

Omega DSOTM Pitch Black 560

Omega used its special proprietary alloy for the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon “Sedna Black.” The brushed black ceramic case is complemented by a bezel ring in 18-karat Sedna gold. Also adding that rosy accent to the Sedna Black are the applied Sedna gold indexes and hands. A laser ablation process was used to mark the text and graduations on the dial. A shade of “vintage” Super-LumiNova, not unlike that used on last year’s Omega Seamaster 300, coats the three center-mounted hands, the hour indexes, and the two dots at 12 o’clock. The Sedna Black comes on a black leather strap with a ceramic folding clasp. Price: $15,000.

Omega DSOTM Sedna Black 560Finally, there is the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon “Vintage Black.” The only high quality replica watch in the set on a brown leather strap, the Vintage Black has brown hour indexes to match the “vintage” Super-LumiNova used on the hands and dial. The tachymeter scale is also embedded with the same color of luminous coating. It has a brushed ceramic case and a matte ceramic dial. The centrally mounted hands are blackened, while the subdial hands are brown. Price: $12,000.

Omega DSOTM Vintage Black 560

All of these Dark Side of the Moon watches have a case diameter of 44.25 mm and a case thickness of 16.14 mm. They are water resistant to 50 meters. And of course, all of their caseback rings bear the name “Dark Side of the Moon.”

New Objectivity – MeisterSinger relaunches the Neo

MeisterSinger manufactures single-hand watches. The leanest and flattest of these is the Neo. It is one of those timepieces that appears ultimately familiar in its measurements and design, as if it had been around for decades. Its diameter of 36 millimeters, the thin bezel and the Hesalite glass make the Neo seem like it was created in the 1950s. However, not in an old-fashioned way, but embracing the modern aspects of the decade. After all, the 50s was a time of creative awakening and, above all, the renunciation of superfluous embellishment. The unadorned clarity of the dial also follows this tradition, although it was only designed half a century later by Manfred Brassler, the founder of MeisterSinger.

After meticulous redesigning, the Neo looks more modern now than ever. The Baskerville type previously used for the hour markers has been replaced by the sans serif Helvetica – the epitome of clear, factual messages since the 60s. The typography of the logo has also been redesigned and is now based on the more recent Meta Serif. The Neo now somewhat reminds us of the No. 01, MeisterSinger’s very first single-hand discount fake watches online, and its instrument-like character. The Neo’s new, round date window, taking up the shape of the case and drawing attention to itself with the date display’s contrasting color, is also in keeping with this design.

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The discreet size of the Neo remains unchanged. Thanks to its thin plastic glass, the Neo is only 9.7 millimeters high. The neat relief of its steel screw-in back shines just like the sunburst pattern on the silver-white and blue dials. Two additional versions of the Neo are available with either a black or an ivory lacquered dial respectively.

The Neo is powered by the proven ETA 2824 Swiss replica watches automatic movement or by an identically constructed Selitta SW 200-1 and comes with a suede strap in a matching color.

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Model                       Neo

Movement                 ETA 2824-2 or Sellita SW 200-1, automatic; 38 hours power reserve

Diameter                   36 mm

Case                          Stainless steel, screwed back, water resistance 3 bar, domed, hardened acrylic glass

Variants                     ivory, black, sunburst silver und sunburst sapphire blue