Rolex watches Online Uk

Ever innovative, Rolex maintains its position as the world’s leading watch manufacturer by continuing to break new ground in the materials it uses, the aesthetics of its designs and the technical prowess of its movements.

“Rolex at Prestons is a store which holds traditional customer values. My number one priority is the customer; the team and I will always ensure every enquiry is treated with the same exceptional customer service.”

Prestons is proud to carry the most comprehensive collection of Rolex models UK. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff all have a thorough understanding of the features and benefits of the Rolex collection and will be pleased to guide you through our selection.

ROLEX AT PRESTONS, LEEDS

Celebrating its third anniversary on the 1st of June 2015, Rolex at Prestons remains the only solus Rolex and Tudor room outside of London. Situated in the centre of Leeds the store, designed by the architects in Rolex Geneva, is the perfect environment to select your Rolex or Tudor watch.

WATCHMAKING

Our Rolex trained watchmakers can service and refurbish most brands of wristwatch in-house, with only the specialist sports Rolex having to be returned to the Rolex service centre.

Brief History: Omega Watch Company

Omega watches
Omega watches

The Omega Watch Company was founded by Louis Brandt in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland in 1848. Brandt, 23 years old, began by hand assembling watches from parts produced by local craftsmen. When Louis Brandt passed away in 1879, he left the company to his two sons Louis-Paul and Cesar, who moved Omega to Bienne in January 1880.

By 1889, Louis Brandt and Fils became the largest producers of watches in Switzerland, with a production rate of of over 100,000 watches per year. During this period, they continued to make significant innovations, like the minute-repeating wristwatch, developed in 1892 in partnership with Audemars Piguet, and quite likely the first wristwatch of its kind.

Both Brandt brothers died in 1903, placing the fate of the company in the control of four descendants, the oldest of whom, Paul-Emile Brandt, was only 23 years of age.

Following a merger with Tissot in 1930 a new parent company, SSIH, Société Suisse pour l’industrie Horlogère SA, Geneva, was established. This group eventually encompassed over 50 companies including, Lanco, Lémania and Hamilton. SSIH eventually became the third largest producers of finished watches and movements in the world.

Omega World-Renowned Quality

Omega has a long-established reputation for innovation and quality, which has led to numerous awards over the company’s 150 year history, starting as early as 1900 with the Grand Prix at the Paris World Fair. In 1936, an Omega watch was awarded 97.8 points at the Kew-Teddington chronometer trials in England setting a world precision record.

Omega has also had a long affiliation with sports. Omega has been the official timekeeper at over 21 Olympic Games, and has contributed many significant innovations to sports timekeeping over the years. For example, Omega brought the first electronic timekeeping device to the Helsinki Olympic Games in 1952. In that same year, Omega was awarded the Olympic Cross of Merit in recognition of its outstanding contribution to Olympic sports.

Omega on the Moon

Because of its well-deserved reputation for precision and reliability, the Omega Speedmaster was chosen by NASA as its official chronometer in 1965. It was the only watch flight-certified by NASA for EVA use, and accompanied astronaut Ed White on the first space walk during the Gemini 4 mission in 1965. In 1969 became the first watch to be worn on the moon when Buzz Aldrin wore his Speedmaster, fitted with cal. 321 movement, on his first lunar excursion. Neil Armstrong left his Omega Speedmaster in the lunar module during his historic first spacewalk. In all, Omega watches made six lunar landings. Omega watches were also the only watches certified for use in space by the Russian Space Agency.

Omega Co-Axial

More recently, Omega has continued to build on its reputation for innovation with the world’s first self-winding tourbillon wristwatch in 1994, and the commercial introduction of the revolutionary coaxial escapement developed in conjunction with world-renowned English watchmaker George Daniels. The coaxial was first offered in limited series in 1999. The new coaxial escapement consists of three components: a coaxial wheel, an escape wheel, and a lever with three pallet stones, unlike the conventional pallet-lever and escape wheel of the lever escapement. The combination of the new escapement and a newly developed free-sprung balance attempts to eliminate the sources of error in timekeeping. The effect of the thickness and viscosity of lubricant on balance amplitude has been virtually eliminated, extending the planned service interval to around 10 years.

In practice, Omega’s implementation of the co-axial escapement has not been without problems. Omega is currently on at least the 4th generation of their co-axial, and have yet to achieve the theoretical goal of lubrication-free performance. It has been reported that George Daniels (who passed away in 2011) was not happy with Omega’s execution of his escapement design.

Through an economic crisis in the 1980’s the company merged with another large Swiss conglomerate, ASUAG, makers of Swatch, Longines and Rado, to create a new company ASUAG-SSIH. Eventually this pairing fell on hard times and the company was taken over by a private group and renamed SMH, which still exists today.

Fake “Omega” Watches:

The Omega brand has been frequently copied, and you have no doubt seen email advertisements for imitation Omega watches at deep-discount prices. Don’t waste your money! These watches are cheap, poorly-made fakes that are not serviceable and will not perform like the genuine article. Counterfeiting products is illegal. We do not encourage or endorse the purchase of any counterfeit watch!

Omega Watch Repair:

At Renaissance Watch Repair, we are experts in the repair and restoration of vintage Omega watches. We do not repair modern Omega watches. We are also always looking for Omega pocket watches and vintage wristwatches to purchase for our inventory. Please contact us if you have any questions about the repair or sale of your vintage Omega watch.

DE VILLE CHRONOGRAPH OMEGA REPLICA CO-AXIAL CALIBRE 9301

Omega replica watches“Handsome is as handsome does” is a popular adage. The caveat has always been not just to judge by appearances, not to be beguiled by a handsome face, that “beauty is only skin deep,” but not in this instance. Here is a handsome exterior and within a trusty heart.

As might be anticipated from this most respected brand, good looks are married to innovation and craftsmanship.

Omega Replica has always been synonymous with the creation of beautiful timepieces and at the cutting edge of development within the watchmaking industry.

The press release for this watch appeared on this site in March last after Baselworld 2012 but merits closer scrutiny.

The Dial

The blue of the 18ct. red gold model captivates immediately. Wonderful azure, reminiscent of Homer’s “wine-dark sea”, deep in tone, a blue into which you can sink soulfully, seduces you. This watch attracts the eye and holds it.

The 18ct gold facetted Roman numerals stand out in their richness against the blue, perfectly proportioned, at the outer limits of the dial. The seconds are delicately defined centrally, in an inner chapter ring within the number’s circle.

Elegant, svelte, gold hands sweep the hours and minutes whilst an even more slender hand marks off the seconds.

The hour hand is not just elegant but has the added credential of being adjustable independently without affecting the setting of the minute and seconds hands. This is a boon when travelling from country to country and having to change the time to accommodate the different time zones.

Two domed sub-dials rest at three o’clock and 9 o’clock. That at 3 o’clock has two small hands marking both the 60 minute and 12 hour counters. At 9 o’clock is the small seconds dial. Their dainty hands are polished and facetted, the marker batons delicate, finely depicted. It is the fine detail of the seconds, of the chrono counters and the legibility of the hour markings which distinguish this dial. There are no distracting details.

At 6-oclock a simple aperture has the date displayed against a black background, unobtrusive and yet clearly defined because of the gold numbers prominent in their window, distinguished from other numbering and details of the dial which are against a blue backdrop.

At 12 o’clock the Omega Replica symbol and name rests and in the lower half of the dial the credentials of movement and its Swiss origins are defined.

The lines and form are classic. Everything works in concert.

A clear vision of all is afforded by the domed sapphire crystal glass with its anti-reflective coating.

Omega replicaThe Case

The case is 42mm in diameter and has a height of 15.90mm.

The warmth and lustre of the gold enhances the blue of the dial, polished and brushed for added interest.

As with the front, the sapphire crystal back is anti-reflective, domed and the case back securely fixed with screws.

The lines are matchlessly sweeping, the interhorns gracefully flowing to complement the lines of the case. The bezel is wide its rich gold framing the face. Blue can be cold but not on this occasion.

The knurled polished crown with its Omega Replica logo rests conventionally at 3 0’clock with the chronograph push buttons, smooth and shiny, resting traditionally placed at each side of it.

The Movement

This watch draws on Omega Replica’s ground-breaking innovation. It offers the Co-Axial escapement introduced first in 2007 and a balance spring, made from silicon, the “Si14” on Omega Replica free sprung-balance, affording smoothness in action. Silicon is more durable than other materials. It also delivers greater wear resistance and, therefore, greater stability over time. Stability means better accuracy. The two barrels have an anti-wear DLC coating again reinforcing the watch’s longevity. So, here is a watch which within its stunning exterior proffers dependability and performance. Innovation can be hazardous but not in this case. Reliability is proven.

It houses 54 jewels, has a frequency of 28’800A/h and with two barrels proffers a power reserve of 60 hours.

The chronometer is officially certificated, if guarantee more than the Omega Replica name is needed.

The Co-Axial 9301 is self-winding in both directions.

Those are the technical details but then through the domed sapphire crystal back admire the artistry. Look at the soul of this watch. You can check the specifications, all clearly stated on the reverse but then enjoy the aesthetics. The rubies, the marriage of the blackened screws with the black silicon balance wheel, the gold rotor and balance bridges, and the sweeping curves of the Geneva waves in arabesque that carry the eye around to alight on each exquisite detail. It is pure joy, opulent and rewarding.

Other Features

Alternatives are offered to the fashionable blue and wonderful gold version. It is also presented with a silver dial and there is a stainless steel version which offers the choice of silver, blue or black dial, but this year blue is the colour of choice.

Exemplary in its technology and manufacture, the watch is waterproof to 100 metres.

The strap is of alligator, deep blue like the face, with a polished fold-over clasp.

One cannot envisage that with a watch of this quality a warranty is needed but it comes with one for a generous four years.

Conclusion

Here is elegance. External beauty, blue imparting serenity, and peerless precision and cutting edge technology are delivered. The specification details the Omega Replica innovations it enfolds. Eschew the warning not to be distracted by a handsome profile. Beauty in this case is much more than skin deep. It is beautiful throughout and totally dependable.

Technical specification

Model: De Ville Chronograph Omega Replica Co-Axial Calibre 9301
Reference: 431.53.42.51.03.001
Case: 18-carat red gold; diameter 42.00 mm; water resistant to 10 bar (100 metres); sapphire crystal to front and rear.
Functions: Hours; minutes; central seconds; date; chronograph.
Movement: Omega Replica Co-Axial 9301; self-winding both directions; officially certified chronometer; frequency 28,800 vph; 54 jewels; power reserve 60 hours
Strap: Blue alligator strap on 18-carat red gold deployant.

Replica Breitling Superocean M2000 Watches

As pioneers of all things practical, the Replica Breitling Superocean M2000 takes deep sea diving to new depths – straight to the sea bed, to be exact.

Replica Breitling-1The Chronograph M2000 is an icon of modern horology and whilst it looks like your standard luxury dive watch, the Superocean is so much more. A water resistance rating clocks in at a gargantuan 2,000m (6,600ft) meaning that not only do high-octane deep sea divers have a sterling timepiece, it’ll go deeper than a dodgy Russian sub in Swedish waters.

Replica Breitling-2By eliminating all buttons (and potential avenues for water entrance), the Superocean offers an airtight 4mm glare-proof case, double-gasketed and screw-locked crown with cambered sapphire crystal. Furthermore, this specimen of engineering wizardry replaces button holes with magnetic pushpieces meaning that performance is ensured at extreme depth.

The innovation doesn’t end there however; the age old problem of decompression chambers causing a watch to expand with altered pressure is eliminated by a decompression valve that vents any helium. These small practicalities set the M2000 apart to be one of the msot robust, enduring pieces of the diving market.

Replica Breitling-3Available at The Watch Gallery, the Replica Breitling Superocean Chronograph M2000 is a technically superior piece. The Calibre 73 thermocompensated quartz movement is 100% Swiss made with blue accents on the chronograph sub-dials. A 1/10th second, 60 minute and 12 hour chronograph, this model is secured by a black neoprene rubber strap with a striking blue inner lining and comes with a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty. Doesn’t get much better than that.

MODERN OMEGA REPLICA WATCHES

MODERN OMEGA WATCHES
20 years parts guarantee and service

Omega watchesOmega states on their website what is in my title. I have seen similar threads from other members before. However, I am sure this is possible with the speedy manual wind hesilite crystal and the bond seamaster from 1993 till 2012. I think it is because they have a longevity in production and parts. So 18 years from now Omega should still have a bezel for a 1994 James Bond bezel in stock. However, can the same can be said for limited or short production special models. For example, that new white faced snoopy dial speedy with the writing in the bubble? I would be very interested in everyone’s experience and opinions, especially from watchmakers and authorised service Omega watchmakers.

MODERN OMEGA WATCHES
Bond in Motion Exhibit at the London Film Institute has Omegas!

Omega watchesIncluding the Seamaster 300M from Spectre and the SMP and Planet Ocean from earlier films.

Great exhibit, with many cars from many films, from Goldfinger’s Rolls, to the DB10 in Spectre and many in between, including the DB5 used in Goldenye, the Lotus Esprit in The Spy Who Loved Me and “Little Nellie”–the miniature helicopter from You Only Live Twice, just to name a few.

Near each vehicle displayed, was a movie screen featuring scenes in which that vehicle was used. Really brilliantly done…

If you’re in London, and like 007, by all means, check it out! Cool gift shop, too (for posters, mugs, toy cars, etc.)