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When in 2011 Kering became the new owner of Sowind, and with it the Girard-Perregaux and JeanRichard brands, the French multinational sent its Trojan Horse into Swiss replica Rolex watchmaking. Ulysse Nardin is its latest catch.

The number of independent watch manufacturers is dwindling fast, particularly among those which, by dint of their size, struggle to keep pace with the industry’s giants. In other words, more eggs are finding themselves in fewer baskets, as the recent takeover of Ulysse Nardin by Kering (formerly PPR) shows. The French multinational announced its latest acquisition at end July when it published its half-year figures. With sales estimated by Banque Vontobel at CHF 230 million and annual production in the region of 25,000 Rolex replica watches, Ulysse Nardin sits just below the likes of Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet or Chopard, companies for which independence goes hand-in-hand with a strong market presence.

After Corum, which last year switched to Chinese interests, now it’s Ulysse Nardin’s turn to change hands. Established in 1846, the company was taken over by Rolf Schnyder in 1983, an entrepreneur who successfully positioned the brand, not least thanks to early investment in production and next-generation technologies: Ulysse Nardin was one of the very first Replica Rolex Super Ocean watchmakers to master silicon, used to manufacture parts for the regulating organ, for example. When Rolf Schnyder died suddenly in 2011, Ulysse Nardin was bereft of its soul and mentor. Mr Schnyder had put his shares in a foundation as a means to ensure the company’s longevity and independence. Clearly this wasn’t enough: other options had to be taken into consideration, and last spring the first persistent rumours were heard as to a possible takeover.

A reasonable price

That Kering should be the one to acquire the brand comes as no surprise: the group has never been coy about its intentions to bolster its watch and jewellery business. Indeed, a newly created Luxury – Watches and Jewellery Division has been placed under the stewardship of Albert Bensoussan. Previously with LVMH, he spearheaded Louis Vuitton‘s expansion into Fine Watchmaking. Until now, Kering had concentrated on reinforcing its presence in jewellery, with the takeover these past two years of Pomellato, Dodo and Qeelin, which come alongside Boucheron. Kering’s first steps in watchmaking go back to 2011 when it acquired Sowind, which presides over the Girard-Perregaux and JeanRichard brands. Michele Sofisti was appointed to oversee restructuring within the entity. Mission accomplished, so it would seem, as this coming November Mr Sofisti will reprise his duties at the head of Gucci Timepieces (Gucci, one of Kering’s flagship luxury brands, posted disappointing first-half results with revenue dropping almost 5%).

The group, chaired by François-Henri Pinault, was nonetheless far from satisfied with its presence in the Rolex replica watches online store segment and entered into talks to acquire Richard Mille, although negotiations were cut short in summer 2013 at an advanced stage. Following Kering’s successful bid for Ulysse Nardin, it was announced that Chai Schnyder and Patrick Hoffmann would remain in place as Chairwoman and CEO respectively. The company, which is headquartered in Le Locle, in the Swiss canton of Neuchâtel, will benefit from much greater exposure in its new owner’s hands. Knowing that communication and marketing spend must equal 10% of sales, at a conservative estimate, to position a brand solidly on international markets, Ulysse Nardin has found the means to grow. Kering will also be looking to secure a return on the takeover, which it paid thirteen times operating profit. This is, say analysts, a perfectly reasonable price in view of the brand’s manufacturing independence and its aura among fans.

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The inaugural AAA Swiss replica Rolex watches auctions held by Phillips, in Association with Bacs & Russo, on May 9 and 10, 2015 realised a combined total of $31,834,734, selling 97% by lot. The auctions sold four watches for over $1 million and established multiple records including for any stainless steel wristwatch, for any Rolex sold at auction, and for any Rolex Day-Date. The top lot was an extremely rare Patek Philippe single button doctor’s chronograph in stainless steel with a superbly aged off-white silvered dial, highlighted by a pulsations scale and a sector design. At the auction on May 10, after 21 minutes of bidding between x clients from 4 continents, it eventually sold to an anonymous bidder on the telephone for $4,987,383, and setting a new record price for any stainless steel wristwatch sold at auction. One of only two examples of this model, both of which were made for a retailer in South America, the other is a highlight of the Patek Philippe Museum.

The auction on May 9 was dedicated to Rolex’s most prestigious model and offered 60 of the rarest examples, including unique models and Replica Rolex Datejust Watches UK with royal provenance. In a packed saleroom of over 300 people, every lot sold for a total of $6,634,800. The highest price was paid for ‘Big Kahuna’, one of only two known 6612 references made in platinum. It smashed the world record price for any Rolex Day-Date sold at auction. Multiple records were established for individual references and models.

The auction on May 10 was dedicated to watches of the highest quality, including exceptionally rare examples and timepieces with fascinating provenance. The auction realised a total of $25,199,934, selling 96% by lot. The highest price was paid for the exceptionally rare 1927 Patek Philippe single button chronograph which realised $4,987,383, setting a new record price for a stainless steel wrist Rolex replica watches sold at auction. Further highlights included a highly important and very rare Patek Philippe pink gold perpetual calendar chronograph with pink dial, moon phases and heavy Gay Frères bracelet from 1948 which sold for  $1,551,511; the most renowned of four existing examples of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona ‘Albino’ which was formerly a highlight in the personal collection of Eric Clapton, and which sold for $1,422,666 – a record for any Rolex sold at auction; and an exceptionally rare Rolex reference 6062 models featuring a triple calendar with phases of the moon which realized $1,074,784.

How The Rolex Replica Watches Hulk Submariner Muscled Its Way To The Top

Released in 2010, the Top Replica Rolex Submariner Reference 116610LV immediately became a must-have for watch collectors and fashionistas alike. While Rolex aficionados now admit being a little caught off guard when the design was first presented, the watch slowly showed up on their wrists as years went by.

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The Rolex Submariner was always a favorite, but this green version has since taken a life of its own. Nicknamed the “Hulk” – years before the HYT H1 – it is beloved for its unorthodox color, and unique strength. Obviously, the main characteristic of the replica Rolex watches uk is the color of its bezel and dial, but another important feature is the Cerachrom bezel (unidirectional rotatable, 60-minute graduated).

As Rolex says, the Submariner Date’s Oyster case is symbol of waterproofness and robustness. The ref. 116610LV is waterproof up to 300m (1000 feet) and the 40 mm diameter case is made of the very resistant 904L steel. The Rolex Submariner Date “Hulk” features a winding crown fitted with the patented Triplock triple waterproof system, a crown guard, and comes equipped with caliber 3135, an in-house movement boasting a power reserve of 48 hours.

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Despite it’s aggressive colors, the Rolex Submariner Date “Hulk” is perfect for every occasion. A sports watch, first and foremost, it remains surprisingly elegant with summer suit. As competitive collectors take their wrist game to instagram, matching their luxury Rolex replica watches with colorful outfits, the “Hulk” becomes much more than a simple Rolex. It’s now a fashion statement.

The Rolex Submariner Date “Hulk” pairs with a 904L stainless steel bracelet equipped with an Oysterlock safety clasp that avoids accidental openings.