Luxury replica watches retailer seeks investment

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A Kent-headquartered retailer of pre-owned luxury replica watches is on the lookout for additional investment as it gears up to expand into international markets.

Stuart Hennell and Lloyd Amsdon, the majority shareholders and co-founders of BuyWatchesTop, have confirmed they are in early stage discussions with unnamed parties. Both financial and strategic investors will be targeted.

A company spokesman said minority shareholders, which include John Gill, Matt Bowlings and investors Beringea and Piton Capital, are “being kept informed regarding the matter”.

The stake available or the amount to be sought has yet to be determined.

The cash raised will be used for international expansion. In January 2016, BuyWatchesTop launched both US and Australia-focused websites, with the focus now on getting a physical presence.

The spokesman said although acquisition talks have taken place with several US and Australian companies, “it is unlikely BuyWatchesTop will use this method to expand”.

BuyWatchesTop reported turnover of £38.7m for the year ended March 2015, a 54 per cent increase from a year earlier.

Founded in 2002, BuyWatchesTop sells pre-owned luxury replica watches such as replica Rolex, Cartier, Tag Heuer, Breitling, Omega and Patek Philippe watches. Aside from website sales, the company operates four shops throughout the UK, as well as a concession stand in Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge.

A 15 per cent stake in the business was sold to Piton Capital and Beringea for £6m in September 2015.

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Swiss Breitling team up for Navitimer Boeing 777 replica watches

The Navitimer is Breitling’s cornerstone chronograph and a perennial go-to when special editions are called for.

And with Replica Breitling partnering with Swiss to become the airline’s ‘Official On-Board Timekeeper’ and Swiss looking for a unique way to celebrate the debut of its new flagship Boeing 777-300ER – well, you can join the dots.

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Yes, it’s is the Navitimer Swiss Boeing 777 Limited Edition.

How limited? Only 777 models of the replica watches will be struck and they’ll be available only as an inflight purchase on the Swiss Boeing 777 and “selected intercontinental flights” such as Zurich to New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing.

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There’s obvious cuteness with the price tag, too, at 7,070 Swiss Francs.

Based on the benchmark Navitimer 01, Breitling’s bespoke Boeing 777 version is made unique by the small plane-shaped tip of the red seconds hand.

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The rear of the highly polished steel case carries an elegantly engraved marker to the watch’s inspiration.

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We expect few Swiss Replica Watches passengers will need to resort to the advanced time-recording features of the precision chronometer, let alone the circular aviation ‘slide-rule’ available at a twist of the notched bezel and designed for use by skilled pilots to quickly make essential calculations mid-flight in event of an instrument failure.

That being the case, it would have been nice to see Swiss opt for the more travel-oriented Navitimer GMT, which adds 24 hour indicators around the chapter ring tracked by a dedicated red-tipped GMT hand.

The rest of the Navitimer 01’s distinctive DNA remains unsullied: solid chrome-capped pushers, a padded black calf leather strap lined with heavy white stitching, and the Swiss replica watchmaker’s in-house B01 self-winding mechanical movement with a 70 hour power reserve.

At 43mm the Navitimer is by no means a petite fake watch, although the wide silver-white bezel and trio of secondary dials helps it look and wear smaller, resulting in a reasonable if not retiring fit on the average-sized wrist.

For more details or just to gawk, click through to www.buywatchestop.co.uk/category/breitling-replica-watches/.

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Best Breitling Avenger Bandit Replica Watches

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Fans of Breitling’s macho tone, refined aesthetics, and hearty build will likely find the new Breitling Avenger Bandit watch satisfying. You won’t confuse many other replica watches for a replica Breitling, but you sometimes have to look closely to distinguish between the models themselves. In other words, the brand has a strong and distinct identity, and this Breitling Avenger Bandit is heavy on that DNA. This latest iteration of the Avenger seeks to bring a “stealth” look to the line, and it’ll no doubt appeal to those who like a brooding, darker watch but may not want the all the black that comes with one of the Breitling Avenger Blackbird replica watches.

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The Breitling Avenger line consists of three-handers, chronographs, and a GMT, but if you really want to feel the full “Breitling experience,” a chronograph may be the way to go – like this Breitling replica Avenger Bandit. Actually, this is only the third Avenger chronograph, with a majority of three-handers comprising the lineup, and it is the first Avenger chronograph in titanium. The unidirectional, ratcheted, rotating bezel you see here with its four “rider tabs” (for better grip, apparently, while wearing gloves) at the compass points is a common feature of the Avenger line, but also of the Chronomat, Galactic, and Colt lines. That ultra-grippy-looking “waffle” texture on the crown and pushers is also a likable trait of the Avenger line that bolsters the tool-watch theme.

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The big story here is titanium, though. While the Avenger replica watches, and Breitling in general, are military and aviation themed, the Breitling replica Avenger Bandit feels even more so – and the marketing materials for this watch really hammer that point, in typical Breitling replica fashion. Yes, I actually kind of buy the “spirit of naval aviation” pitch. The completely satin-brushed titanium case to “eliminate any undesirable glinting in the heat of action” along with the material’s lightness (the Breitling Avenger Bandit weighs 100.65g without the strap) and overall muted color scheme all suggest a utility-focused design, with thankfully little bling. The flip side of titanium’s lightness, of course, is that it scratches easily. Though perhaps you, like Jerry Seinfeld, actually prefer your Breitlings all scratched up…

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The dial layout is dictated by the Breitling 13 caliber found in other Breitling chronograph watches – and if it immediately suggests an ETA Valjoux 7750 to you, maybe you spend too much time looking at fake watches. Indeed, this is a Breitling-modified 7750 that is (COSC) chronometer certified: automatic, 4Hz, 42 hours of power reserve, quarter-second chronograph with 30-minute and 12-hour subdials, running seconds subdial, and the date. A tool watch like this seems like a good home for a 7750, if ever there was one, because a tool watch should be simple, reliable, and not overly fancy. The solid caseback also features a useful conversion scale for the main units.

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While you may be tempted to think that the Breitling Avenger Bandit is merely a fresh aesthetic take on the Avenger II or others that share the basic dial design (with even the red accents in the exact same places), note the case size. At 45mm wide, the Breitling Avenger Bandit sits right in the middle of the Avenger II (43mm) and Super Avenger (48mm) in terms of sizing. Now, Breitling does not disclose the case thickness for the Breitling Avenger Bandit, and because of the different case sizes, we cannot infer its thickness by looking at other models. However, 7750-equipped replica watches uk can tend to get rather thick, so we can confidently conjecture that – although though the titanium will certainly help wearability – this is certain to be a fake watch with a big presence, even with its intentionally minimized sparkle.

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Another reason to try the watch on in person (which I am looking forward to) is about the dial color. I feel it is important to mention that Breitling calls the dial grey, while it appears a dark blue-greenish in the promotional pictures (though that would be a cool dial color). Perhaps that is the mixture of titanium and the antireflective (“glareproofed”) coating on the “cambered” sapphire crystal; perhaps it was just a bit too far right on the Photoshop “saturation” slider.

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One more detail that drives home the Breitling Avenger Bandit’s cred as a durable professional tool is its 300m of water resistance. That’s pretty good for a chronograph that is not even trying to be a dive watch. The strap the Breitling Avenger Bandit comes on has an anthracite textile fiber exterior with rubber tread on the inside and a folding titanium clasp – and it certainly enhances the aesthetic. Given its features, and in the context of other Breitling products as well as Swiss mechanical chronographs in general, the Breitling Avenger Bandit’s price of $145 seems reasonable.

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