Each October, Wixon Jewelers hosts its much-anticipated Watch Fair, an event where watch enthusiasts have the opportunity to shop expanded selections and limited edition models that are otherwise difficult to see in person. This year’s Watch Fair will display expanded collections of new and rare timepieces from Patek Philippe, Parmigiani Fleurier, Officine Panerai, Jaeger LeCoultre, and Tudor, to name a few.
Do you have a watch that you no longer wear? Bring in the timepiece that you don’t care for anymore, and Wixon Jewelers will take your trade in towards the watch of your dreams. Plus, for these two days only, they will pay your sales tax.
The two-day event is this Friday and Saturday (October 24 & 25, 2014) but here’s a special advanced preview into a few of the cool pieces that will be at the Wixon Jewelers Watch Fair, exclusively for aBlogtoWatch readers.
The situation itself is a exceptional creation as well and, having noticed a number of previous Parmigiani-Bugatti collaboration high-end pieces, this truly is an evolution more than people, comparable to the way the Chiron went beyond the Veyron’s aesthetics. It is clearly more angular and a much more aggressive looking thing, made in 18k white or rose gold. Strong lines and lengthy, wide, sweeping curves match from the 42.2mm by 57.7millimeter case which, like all prior Bugatti watches, is unusually comfy on the wrist.A total of four anti-reflective sapphire crystals allow for a closer look at this all-new and unique motion, showing finer details such as the flying tourbillon that seems to have been hermetically sealed away behind a porthole kind of aperture, or similar to the two barrels that sport the touch of Louis Chiron, Bugatti’s legendary racing driver onto one, and the “Le vieux renard” (the old fox) also in reference to him on another side. Frankly, I think it would have been more suitable to have Michel Parmigiani’s signature on the other one, not this fox nonsense.Yes, these items are solutions to issues desperately sad and/or dull and/or unhappy folks would say should not have existed in the first place — and, from a strictly sensible approach, they’re actually right. You don’t want a watch dial up to come in at a 12° angle to be able to browse the time just how you do not need an automobile capable of doing well over 400kph to get from A to B.Brand identification, even as I refer to it is the idea that you can recognize the company that created a product just by seeing the shape or design of the product. Most watchmakers either explicitly or implicitly ask themselves whether or not they’re able to recognize their own products when seeing them on somebody’s wrist from across the room. If the answer is “yes,” then a brand has achieved a high degree of brand identification, if the solution is no, then often times manufacturers are left with products which don’t possess “brand” appeal. Though this is really a larger topic for another conversation.
Parmigiani Fleurier Ovale Tourbillon
True to its namesake, the oval-shaped Parmigiani Fleurier Watch Snob Replica Fleurier Ovale Tourbillon is as captivating as it is beautiful. While the oval shape is often seen as feminine, Parmigiani did an amazing job at designing this piece with a masculine appeal. One of the few 30-second tourbillons available today, the Parmigiani Ovale Tourbillon boasts incredible accuracy through the PF501 movement. With a limited production of 30 pieces, this may be your only shot to see this marvel of watchmaking close up!
Wixon Jewelers will also have some of Fifa-watches-parmigiani-fleurier Replica Fleurier’s iconic minute repeaters, including the Parmigiani Kalpa Resonance and the Parmigiani Toric Westminster.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre à Chronographe
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre à Chronographe is an impressive watch that takes the chronograph function to the next level with a concept coined by Jaeger-LeCoultre as “Dual Wing.” The movement utilizes two independent power reserves to separate power going to the chronograph functions from the timekeeping function. This concept reduces lag and strain, enabling the watch to keep precise time to a sixth of a second. The movement can be seen through two skeletonized sections of the lower dial, which adds a technical style to the design, while still remaining true to a timeless, classic look.
There will be several unique and rare pieces from Jaeger-LeCoultre at the Wixon Jewelers Watch Fair including the Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Unique Travel Time and the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Perpetual.
Patek Philippe Ref. 4936J
This one is for the ladies! Patek Philippe’s Ref. 4936 not only features a jaw-dropping design, but it is also packed with functionality. Sparkling with 170 diamonds set into the case and crown, this ladies’ Annual Calendar draws your eye in to look even closer. Protected inside the 37mm yellow gold case, a white mother of pearl dial is accented with gold Roman numerals, which tie the watch together beautifully.
The Patek Philippe 4936J is a part of an impressive collection of Patek Philippe timepieces that will be at the Watch Fair, including new models like the Patek Philippe Ref. 5270G.
Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Titanio (PAM569)
While it has a vintage look, the Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Titanio is one of Panerai’s newest models announced this year and is a unique edition of 1,000 watches. While it may look similar to other Panerai Submersible watches, the PAM569 is a left-handed orientation, which moves the iconic crown guard to the left side of the case for more comfortable wear. This orientation also swaps position of the small-seconds dial and date aperture on the Clous de Paris decorated dial. The Panerai PAM569 is a perfect diver’s watch with its 47mm size, rotating bezel, and water resistance of 300 meters.
In addition to the Panerai PAM569, Wixon Jewelers will have expanded collections of Panerai timepieces at the Watch Fair including more rare watches and some of Panerai’s newest pieces.
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Visit the Watch Fair Event Page for more information or check out the Swiss watch brands available at Wixon Jewelers.