You may say, sure, adding diamonds or gemstones to a Richard Mille watch will invariably increase its value. But please don’t be so absolute, since the intrinsic value of the added materials will augment the value of the watch itself. While in other instances, the watch in its unaltered, all-original condition is worth far more than the material value of the added diamonds, and customizing the watch in any way actually becomes detrimental to its overall value and desirability.
When we talk about luxury Richard Mille replica watches, there is a big difference between factory diamonds and custom-set diamonds. Factory diamonds are placed in watches by their respective manufacturers during the production process, however, custom-set diamonds are installed by a third party at a later point in time, once the watch has already left the factory.
A huge range in quality and execution exists among the fake Richard Mille watches with custom-set diamonds, since the gemstones could have been added by virtually any entity after the watch was initially manufactured. A world-renowned luxury watch manufacturer is not possible to use sub-par gems in their own top-of-the-line timepiece; however, a local jeweler might very well use economy-class diamonds to meet the needs of a customer with a tight budget.
Except for the quality, there is still the issue of originality and factory-intended condition that can affect the prices of diamond-set watches. In the same way that a serious collector would rather have an entirely original, completely unpolished, a vintage Rolex Submariner than one that had been fully restored, a diamond-set Rolex is only of additional value to the purist collector if it was the replica Rolex who supplied and set the diamonds.
But sometimes, custom-set diamonds can actually detract from the overall value of a watch. If someone were to alter the original dial and bezel of a vintage Rolex Daytona by setting it with a slew of bad quality, low-carat diamonds, the end result would be a timepiece that was worth meaningfully less than what it was before the modifications had ever taken place.
Besides, customizing or modifying a new fake Richard Mille watch will void its factory warranty, and in certain cases, make it ineligible for future factory services to be performed – unless the watch is also restored to its original, manufacturer-intended condition. While this is absolutely irrelevant to some Rolex owners, it can be of significant importance to others, especially if their watch was recently purchased and still has multiple years left on its warranty period.
At the very beginning of December, the CEO of replica TAG Heuer and President of the Watches & Jewelry Division of the LVMH group– Jean-Claude Biver proclaimed that the watch brand La Chaux-de-Fonds will be involved in the global ski hiking race Patrouille des Glaciers which is held in every two years by the Swiss army. In this case, TAG Heuer officially became the timekeeper and watches for the race. Furthermore, this brand will be showed in the launch event of the next edition of the tough race as well, which would be present from April 19th to 22nd 2016.
With intention to concentrate on this new partnership in an appropriate manner, the Manufacture has created a watch dedicated to the Patrouille: the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Edition Speciale Patrouille de Glaciers. It is managed to be launched in a 200-piece limited series, available from March 2016,
The Alpine race is a Swiss sports character which also has global appeal, with a Chinese patrol joining the Swiss athletes this year. According to this, Jean-Claude Biver claimed, “the Patrouille des Glaciers is one of Switzerland’s most legendary races. I am incredibly proud that the Swiss Army has chosen TAG Heuer as its co-worker. We are going to be involved in the race in the most dynamic fashion: not only as its sponsor, but also by managing the participation of a patrol of four Chinese racers who would participate the race and discover ski mountaineering in our Alps, supporting to raise the event’s global profile. ”
A victim of its own success, this year the race once again received more entries than the number of available places. Following a draw, 1, 625 patrols have been accepted for the competition, thus leaving some 900 athletes without places and having to wait patiently for 2018 to go into the military race, since the waiting list has been eliminated for organizational reasons. Colonel Max Contesse, the commander of the Patrouille des Glaciers, said “Half the patrols are made up of Swiss military members, guides and global armed forces. ”
Replica Watches and cheese
When it comes to food, Jean-Claude Biver has a personal place in his heart for cheese. Around five tons of cheese is produced yearly using milk from his 86 cows from Valais pastures. And during Jean-Claude Biver’s watchmaking events in what has become a tradition, he arrived with one of his own cheese wheels for the declaration of the partnership with the Patrouille des Glaciers. The official cheese-cutting ceremony event performed by Max Contesse and Fabrice Favero, in spite of being somewhat tricky in the absence of a decent knife, happened amid a good-humored ambiance and was followed by an immediate chance to taste the product.
The president of the Association to promote and support the Patrouille des Glaciers (Association de Promotion et Soutien de la Patrouille des Glaciers)– Fabrice Favero further said that the race of the Patrouille des Glaciers is a legend which perfectly matches enthusiasm, spirit of teamwork and self-transcendence in our mountains with the significant global TAG Heuer replica watch brand which effortlessly mix the wonderful sports presentation with technical creation. It is no doubt that the day was a success in accord with the military participants of the event.