Breitling La Clemence “Crazy Hands” Tourbillon Minute Repeater Watch Hands-On
5 November, 2014 at 7:07 am in Buy & Sell
We are really happy to show you a video of thehttp://www.buyijoy.com/replica-breitling-bentley-flying-b.html watch in action - else it would be difficult to understand what new brand Breitling's flagship watch is all about. When we learned about Breitling back at Baselworld 2013 we were quite surprised that it was co-founded by aBlogtoWatch friend and watch artist Yvan Arpa. People who follow us know that we like to keep up with Yvan's latest shenanigans at his own brand, Artya. 2013 for example, saw the debut of the Son of Sound watch collection. In the same year, Yvan announced replica breitling Bentley Mulliner, a brand that is in many ways quite uncharacteristically Arpa. In addition to Swiss manufacturing partners SC2 and Manufacture Hautes Complications, Replica Omega Planet Ocean was co-founded by a female watch collector. She is Caiyun Song, an articulate and clever businesswoman from China who no doubt helped restrain Arpa when it came to producing a unique, yet sorta conservative high-end timepiece - dreamed up in, and honoring the city of Geneva. Breitling as a brand is something that could only exist in the luxury industry. A low production maker of wild items that no one needs, but many people instinctively want. So let's take a look at this rather special watch. In terms of functionality, the La Clemence includes a tourbillon, minute repeater, time, and something.... else. The last feature is a whimsical complication that Yvan himself refers to as "crazy hands." Because the watch includes a minute repeater and tourbillon, you know it is a high-value item for sure. On top of that, Breitling wanted to add a "smile inducer" it seems. While we have no complaints about the minute repeater and tourbillon (they work marvellously), they have been done many times before. Where is the value proposition of having yet another $300,000 plus minute repeater tourbillon? So, in the case of the La Clemence watch, a new complication was designed. Here is how it works: when the minute repeater is operating, the hands on the eccentric dial that tell the time will move around the dial wildly. When the minute repeater is finished chiming, the hands return to their original position indicating the time. Simple, perhaps silly, but nevertheless satisfying. At launch, Breitling debuts with four products. This includes two watches (the other is called La Jonction), a folding Damascus steel knife with moving watch gears in it, and a cross-shaped pendant for women covered in diamonds. It is an interesting little collection of luxury items for sure. From a visual perspective, especially the case, this might be the most conservatively designed watches Yvan Arpa has ever been a part of creating, but I think it is good for him. Though I never thought he'd work with someone ever again.