Replica Wholesale Trends – Interchangeable straps are all the rage

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For Baume & Mercier, Chopard and Hermès, the interchangeable nature of the Linea, Happy Sport and Heure H straps is well established and each new season brings new creations flaunting a whole new colour palette. Other brands have however succumbed more recently to the vogue of interchangeable straps. A brief anthology of feminine watches that thereby offer several models in one…

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Happy Sport © Chopard

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Heure H © Hermès

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Bulgari opts for color and personalization as a full-fledged style element with its Bulgari Bulgari Lady and Serpenti collections. While epitomizing the timeless nature of Roman style, these watches also adopt their owner’s changing moods thanks to a whole panoply of interchangeable straps. The new Serpenti models are for example sold with two leather double wrap straps that can be complemented by a wide choice of additional colors – why not royal blue or ruby red ? The Bulgari website offers an extremely convenient configurator enabling one to try on almost all the straps available for a given watch.

Glashütte Original does likewise with its Pavonina collection and its 20 or so colorful straps in leather or satin. The same goes for Jaeger-LeCoultre, via its Atelier Reverso. It is however the supremely feminine Rendez-Vous collection with its top-flight horological functions that reigns supreme in terms of elegant transformations by means of numerous alligator, ostrich or satin straps.

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Rendez-Vous Night & Day © Jaeger-LeCoultre

All brands are jumping onto the (watch)band-wagon

Another Fine Watchmaking ladies’ model, the Blancpain Calendar Moon Phase by Blancpain comes with five interchangeable straps. Whoever said that Haute Horlogerie is not compatible with a joyful touch ? Nothing could be simpler than to remove the black satin strap and fit another in red, midnight blue or sky blue alligator leather, in order to enjoy a brand-new watch ! And how about the elegant and sporty Overseas small model by Vacheron Constantin, sold with a steel bracelet plus leather and rubber straps ; or the new Reference 7140 Ladies First Perpetual Calendar by Patek Philippe delivered on a gray strap, accompanied by an additional turquoise strap ?

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Reference 7140 Ladies First Perpetual Calendar © Patek Philippe

Hublot has even added its patented interchangeable strap-change system to the name of several collections. Be it the Big Bang One Click Cuddly Cuff, with its leather and fur cuff straps, the flashy One-Click Pop Art, or the One Click Steel White Diamonds with its rubber strap, they all reveal a range of fascinating facets.

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Big Bang One Click Cuddly Cuff © Hublot

The Shine “Etoile” by Raymond Weil also features a patented strap-change system activated by rotating the caseback. No tools and no risk of spoiling your manicure ! These smooth and easy move frees the watch from its attractive steel corset and enables it to team up with a a pleasingly light black or pink Repetto leather strap.

With their nature, world timers have busy dials. But, there are small elements that could make or break a world timer dial. Many have dials with maps printed on these which are inclined to appear flat and a little dead but not in the event of their Geophysic Universal Time. Here, the map appears to be etched onto the dial just like a bas-relief and supplies the dial a few feel. Any text published on the dial (especially the town ring and 24-hour ring markers) is high contrast and quite legible despite the little font. The employed markers are also a wonderful touch.Another common complaint with world timers that plenty of collectors have are the palms, which are inclined to be small. This is again a result of design because the authentic time-telling dial is quite small and the palms have to be limited to the radius. If you have discovered the hand length to be an issue in other world timers, then the Geophysic Universal Time might not be the right watch for you. The sword shaped hands are brilliantly polished and filled with Super-LumiNova. In practice, legibility shouldn’t be a problem in many situations.The Geophysic Universal Time is placed at a 41.6mm steel case. The situation styling is reminiscent of dress watches from a couple of decades ago. The new upgrade, while apparently small on paper, makes a significant visual difference. The Geophysic Universal Time is currently offered on a fine-link metal bracelet.
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Shine « Etoile » © Raymond Weil

Renowned fashion experts, Ralph Lauren and Louis Vuitton have adopted accessory-style straps as a natural showcase for their timepieces. The classical RL888 is accompanied by a colorful range of leather or satin straps, while the French-based Maison is innovating with an interchangeable strap concept suited to all its Tambour models, including older ones.

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The Tambour Moon and its array of interchangeable straps © Louis Vuitton

Smart bands from smart brands

Smartwatches naturally deserved to be customized, notably via their bands. The Modular 45 from TAG Heuer, Summit by Montblanc and Tambour Horizon by Louis Vuitton also appeal to women, while Frederique Constantin offers its E-Strap that can be fitted to any given watch in order to connect it. This strap available in several colors features a discreet connected module integrated via the buckle.

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The E-Strap is available with a buckle in stainless steel or pink or yellow gold-plated steel © Frédérique Constant

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