Watch Expo Newport Beach is pleased to announce the collaboration with SLT Collection in Fort Lauderdale.

Watch Expo specializes in pre-owned luxury watches. With over 25 years of experience, Watch expo has grown to be one of the largest online retailers of pre-owned luxury watches covering brands such as Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Rolex, Carl F. Bucherer, IWC, Omega, and many more. We are now expanding our boutique to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

 

ABOUT SLT COLLECTION

SLT Collection is dedicated to offering the best new and preowned boats, a luxury watch and fine jewelry boutique by Watch Expo, and an 8,000 sq.ft. climate controlled exotic car storage area located on the second floor. SLT Collection services will include but not limited to: New and preowned boat sales, indoor storage of boats, secure outside storage of trailers, exotic car storage (coming soon, waiting for new car elevator), full parts, rigging and service in partnership with Supreme Marine Luxury, watch and fine jewelry by Watch Expo Newport Beach.


FP Journe at Watch Expo Newport Beach

showing a FP Journe Octa Calendrier

This model was produced between 2005 and 2014

World Premiere:
The Octa Calendrier is the first wristwatch integrate an annual calendar with a large date, and to feature a power reserve of more than 120 hours.

The annual calendar is the third complication to be integrated in the automatic Octa calibre. A calibre recognized as the automatic movement to feature a power reserve of over five days with a very high degree of precision – even when the watch is not worn! The originality of each complication in the Octa collection is the identical baseplate used for each model.

François-Paul Journe (FP Journe) has managed to integrate a sizable complication – a retrograde annual calendar – while maintaining the dimensions of the standard movement of only 30mm in diameter and 5,7 mm high.

The annual calendar indicates the date in two windows and it the date advances automatically for months with 29, 30 and 31 days. In non-leap years (three years out of four) the date is advanced manually from the 28th to the 29th of February by a simple turn of the crown. The date then passes automatically from February 29 to March 1.

Technical Specifications
Indications :

Off centre hours and minutes
Small seconds at 4:30
Large Central Date
Day in window
Month in window

Dimensions :
  • Overall diameter : 30.80 mm
  • Casing-up diameter : 30.40 mm
  • Overall height : 5.70 mm
  • Height of winding stem : 2.80 mm
  • Diameter of stem thread : S0.90mm

fp journe

Technical description

Watches with long power reserves have hitherto been handicapped by small balances which are susceptible to shocks and disturbances. The Octa’s compact construction allows a large (10.1 mm) balance to be fitted, giving greater inertia and stability. The free-sprung chronometer balance is adjusted by five turning weights that vibrate at a steady 21’600 times an hour.

Fully wound, the Octa delivers chronometric precision for 120 hours. The meter-long mainspring supplies an average 850gr of torque, limiting the loss in balance amplitude to 25% over the five-day period. Beyond that time, the watch will continue to go for another day or two, but the amplitude-loss no longer guarantees precision timekeeping.

 


Watch Expo Newport Beach is proud to announce their new relationship with Chronoswiss. If you have any questions regarding the Chronoswiss collection, please stop by Watch Expo Newport Beach.

Here is some information regarding Chronoswiss.

Chronoswiss at Watch Expo

From the very beginning, our high quality mechanical “Swiss Made” timepieces have been manufactured with components from selected Swiss suppliers only. Many of our models feature exclusive manufacture movements. Above all, the love for even the smallest detail and the passion for technical precision make our watches so special.

Being among the pioneers of the renaissance of mechanical timepieces, we are one of the few watch brands using only mechanical movements ever since. Visually, Chronoswiss watches are always recognizable by certain unmistakable design features, such as the characteristic onion-style crown. Other prominent attributes include the semi-fluted bezel and the screw-in lugs.

Founded by the master watchmaker Gerd-Rüdiger Lang, the family business has managed to remain independent throughout its history. The people behind the brand give all their expertise and passion for each and every Chronoswiss watch. Genuine handcraft, true craftsmanship and the preservation of ancient traditions such as guilloche à main and enamel are the key values we are committed to.

Our Artist´s workshop in Lucerne

Unique Handcrafted Charm

In the digital age, mechanical watches are an anachronism in themselves; they simultaneously display their true values in addition to their high regard for special handcrafts. Small series such as the Artist’s Collection, with its high concentration of lavish handcrafted arts, only add to the awareness.

In Chronoswiss’ own workshop located at Lucerne, these ticking treasures are manufactured based on traditions that are hundreds of years old. More than 60 steps are needed before such a unique timepiece can begin to tick, each of which is extremely demanding.

From beginning to the end of an Artist’s Collection timepiece, only traditional methods and materials are used, handed down by the great-grandfathers of today’s masters of the trade. This is why no two watches are exactly alike.

One of the historical and rare machines used in this process is a rose engine from the year 1924, boasting origins in the Swiss city La Chaux-de-Fonds. Apart from the vintage machinery, filling the positions available in this workshop also presents a huge challenge: the artisans able to perform such traditional processes are as rare as the required machinery. Starting in summer 2014, visitors will have the opportunity to experience the sophisticated handcrafts and will be able to look over the watchmakers’ shoulder during their work.

Shop the Chronoswiss Collection here.

 

 


Are you on a “Wait List” or “Wish List?”

It wasn’t too long ago where you can walk into a Rolex Boutique, AP Boutique, or even a Patek Philippe Boutique to pick up the latest sport watch. It wasn’t too long ago where during the recession, each dealer had plenty of inventory of the hottest watches to sell. Makes you think, “I should have!”

Social Media Influence

Now a decade later, along with the rise of the digital age and social media, the watch game has changed. The reality is that watches like Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Audemars Piguet are demanding such high premiums on the secondary market, flippers around the world are here to stay and are the new norm. For those who actually are interested in purchasing watches to keep, Instagram and Facebook are shaping opinions about what to buy with who is modeling them.

Unfortunately, retailers are constantly being asked by phone, DM, email, text, and Whatsapp, for the latest popular stainless-steel sport watch. For some reason, they all want steel! Whether its the latest soda or pop-culture super hero in the Batman, Pepsi or Coke, Nautilus or Submariner, people simply want all the sport steel watches. But the dealers simply do not have them.

 

What can you really do?

These lists that people are constantly referring to have no order to them. The wait lists are simply a list for dreamers because most Rolex dealers are removing the “waitlist” from their vocabulary because its impossible at this point to track who wants what. But how can you obtain the sport watch of your desires?

 

rolex sport gmt in different models

 

Building a Relationship

One way you can look at it is simply is to build a relationship! Relationships, shopping the entire store in other departments, referrals, all speak to the relationship you have with any shop.  In simple terms, wouldn’t it be advantageous for any boutique to take care of their clients, rather than see one transaction for a flipper to get rid of a watch, and never hear from them again? Visit your retailer, let them know you’re not a flipper and you’re a genuine watch buyer. Purchase other goods and services! Repair your watch or service your watch with your local dealer, like Watch Expo!

Contact Us Today!!

 

 


Sell us your watch.

With over 25 years of experience, Watch Expo has grown to be one of the largest online retailers of pre-owned luxury watches covering brands such as Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Rolex, IWC, Omega, and many more. If you have one of these brands, sell us your watch.

If you are looking to upgrade a watch or sell a watch that you don’t want anymore, feel free to submit to us information to sell us your watch.  Our retail experience and access to the luxury watch marketplace has equipped us with the expertise needed for you to understand and get the right value for your timepiece. Since its inception, Watch Expo is one of the most well respected dealers in the industry, earning a stellar reputation for fairness and integrity.

We can also make available to you a trade for your watch, after you receive an evaluation of your trade-in. Furthermore, we value your relationship with our boutique, so if you would like to purchase something immediately, you can do that.

Online Process:

Due to the fact that we are estimating your watch online, the more information you send us, the quicker we can work through on giving you an accurate offer.

This is what we will need to start the process:

(You will be emailing Nick@watchexpo.com & Juvy@watchexpo.com)

  1. Model or Reference Number
  2. Date of sale on paperwork
  3. Pictures of your watch (dial, bracelet, strap, buckle, and caseback)
  4. Contact Information (Name, address, mobile #, email address)

Get an Estimate:

  1. One of our team members will contact you in 1-2 business days after receiving your watch. The greater the condition, better values will result.

Send In Your Watch:

  1. If you accept our offer range we will email you a prepaid FedEx insured shipping label. Carefully secure your watch inside the box. If you have the original box and papers, please include your watch with all information.

Watch Inspection:

  1. Once we receive your watch, we will inspect it’s condition and authenticity.

Receive your final offer:

  1. After the watch has been carefully inspected, reviewed and approved, we will contact you with the final offer.

Receive your check in the mail!

Please email all information to: Nick@watchexpo.com & Juvy@watchexpo.com

 

Shop Now:

After you sell your watch, shop our inventory for Rolex, Audemars Piguet, and Patek Philippe here.

 


It’s easy to see that the preowned market for Rolex Watches is booming.  Most times, in the past, you would purchase a timepiece and the moment you walk out that front door, depreciation will kick in like a new car.

Time’s are changing! For how long?

Take a look at the new line up of what Rolex has to offer. Most believe that there is definitely a floor to which these watches will not go under.  In most cases, looking at recent releases from Rolex, values have actually gone through the roof. Check out some of the new releases from Rolex.

Furthermore,  some of these have definitely moved in the direction of climbing prices in the grey market versus hitting that low floor.  When you decide to purchase a Rolex watch, please check with us as we would be more than happy to walk you through the current prices compared to original listed prices.

Here are a few samples of recently released Rolex watches that have proven to raise values  rather than coming close to hitting that glass floor.

 

 

 

 

Rolex GMT-Master II Pepsi | 126710 BLRO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rolex Two Tone Sea-Dweller 18ct Yellow Gold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rolex Yacht Master 42 White Gold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It looks as if Rolex will continue to bring strong values to the grey market with all their sport watches. If you need to source any of these timepieces, please do not hesitate to contact our team by clicking here: https://www.watchexpo.com/contact-us/

 

 

 

 


Another great car weekend here in SoCal. Had a chance to visit MOULIN with another edition of Cars and Cafe with Aston Martin Newport Beach.
 
Check out the photos courtesy of Ted7 Antique & Classic Cars Photography
 
#watchexpo #porsche #ferrari #mclaren #lambo #astonmartin @SupremePower @BodenAutoHaus

We celebrated the 11th Annual Cars & Cigars with Twila True Fine Jewelry, on September 27, 2018. We want to first thank the Cubano Room, Maserati of Newport Beach, Carbonadi, and Jaguar Land Rover of Newport Beach for their support.

Thank you to those who participated in the event, as well as those who donated amazing gifts to us for the raffles that night. This would include Crevier BMW, Tint Pros, Ikaria Swimwear, Balboa Bay Resort, Vaca Grill, Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival, Lamborghini of Newport Beach, and McLaren of Newport Beach.

We will be hosting the 12th annual Cars & Cigars at the boutique next year at the boutique.  Stop by the boutique and RSVP when the time is right. We will be hosting the event again in September of 2019, so stay tuned and follow Watch Expo Newport Beach for all the latest. We will have a variety of exotic cars such as Lamborghini, Ferrari, and McLaren, as well as modern classics from Porsche and BMW. Don’t forget about all the vintage cars now!

Enjoy some of the photos from that night and please feel free to share the photos (PC: Instagram:@kreativeblueprint).

To contact us today regarding our boutique, time pieces, cars & cigars, or the community of automobile enthusiasts and dealers, click here to contact us today! Click here: https://www.watchexpo.com/contact-us/

For any questions regarding the Cigars from our Cars & Cigars event, please contact the Cubano Room (@mannykhoshbin). They have an amazing community of cigar enthusiasts as venue here in Newport Beach.

 


We had a chance to visit Protective Film Solutions here in Orange County. Scroll down and take a look at all the beautiful supercars of Orange County. It is always an amazing visit!!

 

 

mclaren Newport Beach

Tuner theory, mclaren 570s

porsche cgt, cgt, zalasin, itswhitenoise

Alex Choi
Platinum motorsports

Tuner theory, mclaren 570s, 570s

@stillnahrich, mclaren 570s, Tuner Theory

@spd_wrks

Vorsteiner