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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grand Prix Limited Edition Carbon 44MM

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grand Prix Limited Edition Carbon 44MM

This Audemars Piguet is where the world of luxury watches and luxury race cars come together as one. Starting with its carbon fiber construction, which is also the omnipresent material in Formula One race cars and the material used in motorsports across the world, and ending with the mechanical and aesthetic resemblance.

Michael Schumacher, known as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time, believes that the process of making a watch is much like the process of working on a race car. The most intricate details are significant because even the smallest functions have a cause, a connection and an effect.

The AP Grand Prix itself works like a race car, which is how it received its name. The dial reads like the instruments that are on the dashboard, the crown is the gear, and the bezel is the break disk. The rotor that controls the resilience of the race car is much like the rotors that are found within the AP, and the lug nuts on the wheels are much like the screws holding the watch together. When you pop open the hood of a race car and ogle the high performance engine, think of popping open the Audemars Piguet Grand Prix and admiring the movement of the chronograph.

Grand Prix of Long Beach, California
Grand Prix of Long Beach, California

The AP Grand Prix gets its name from the open-wheel race held on a street circuit in downtown Long Beach, California. It was the first race during each year of the World Series starting in 2004, but it was the premier circuit in Champ Car starting in 1996. Till this day, the Long Beach Grand Prix is the longest running major street race in North America, highlighting this AP’s technique, resilience and flair.

The forged carbon is extremely light. Originally made for aeronautics, the forging method had to be altered by AP to cater to molding smaller pieces. Over time, they have adjusted the technique of heating and cooling the molds to be able to create this beautiful luxury timepiece. In result the case has a glistening effect, a silky feel, and although large, chunky and masculine, the forged carbon allows the watch to stay nice and light.

The strap of the watch stays true to its motorsport origins. It’s made of Alcantara which is the same leather used inside race cars. Alcantara is made of 68% polyesters and 32% polyurethane, which mean that it is extremely durable and stain resistant. The look of the strap and its tactile feel is similar to that of suede, which people commonly misinterpret it as.

unnamed-1The look of the watch is sexy and sleek with its red and black carbon case. The characteristics of the dial flirt with the idea of speed and thrill seeking. The only downside of having a carbon fiber watch is that the carbon is very brittle and when banged around, the edges may start to wear down, and eventually crumble. If that does end up happening keep in mind that having to replace the case or bezel of this watch can be expensive, so wear it with care.

You can purchase the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grand Prix in either titanium, 18K rose gold or platinum. All three are limited edition and have a limited supply of 1,750 pieces, 650 pieces, and 75 pieces, respectively.

At the end of the day, if you are a luxury watch and a motorsport lover, this is the watch for you. Its core works like the core of a race car. Its body is made out of the same materials as a race car. Therefore, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grand Prix Limited Edition Carbon is essentially, the race car of watches.


Rolex Daytona White Gold 40mm Slate Arabic Dial

Rolex White Gold Daytona
Rolex White Gold Daytona 40mm

In 1965, the Rolex Daytona, which was named after the world capital of speed, brought on a new exotic style that introduced a distinctive dial to Rolex enthusiasts. Unlike other watches like Hublot, the Rolex Daytona has kept its classic style over the past five decades. Although the movement of the watch improves each year, when buying a Daytona, you can always depend on its consistency and its iconic look that is effortlessly recognized worldwide.

Last week, I took in a Rolex White Gold Daytona on trade, which was originally purchased new in December of 2014. Its 40mm case fits perfectly on a wide variety of wrists for both men and women. Although it has a versatile body, its ideal companion would be about a 6 to 7 and a half-inch wrist. The absence of the date window on this Daytona and the iconic magnifier that looms over it, also known as the Cyclops, gives the dial a cleaner and less cluttered look. Without the Cyclopes, the dial allows the watch to be used solely for what it’s made for; reading time. I always say that if you own a Daytona you don’t need to know the date.

Rubber B The Red Devil Strap
Rubber B The Jet Black Couture Strap

If a man were to acquire only one luxury watch in his entire lifetime, it should be a Rolex Daytona. Its versatility goes beyond other luxury timepieces, being the perfect piece to pair with flip-flops one day and dress shoes the next. It will also fit under most French cuffs and sleeves without giving you any unnecessary issues.

Hand Made Charcoal Grau Custom Alligator With Red Stitching and Rubber Lining Strap

All luxury watches should be made with precious metals to signify their value and adoration, which this Daytona does. It’s made with 18K solid white gold. I love the slate white gold dial with Arabic numerals, but what highlight the Daytona perfectly are the red accents within the subdials. Also, the Arabic dial is not available in stainless steel, making it exclusive to white gold. It’s also produced in very small quantities, so although the demand for the white gold Arabic dial is high, the production of     this beautiful watch is low, making it rare.

You have the option to wear this watch with a strap or a bracelet. In this case, the Daytona is on a strap, but personally I like it best that way because I find it allows me to wear it with different looks. Above, I have changed up the straps and photographed them so that you can see the way the Daytona refashions itself to what works best for you and your style.

What’s incredible about this Daytona is that it’s Previously Enjoyed, which means that, although it may be a unique and extravagant piece, you can purchase it for under $17,000!

Panerai Luminor Daylight PAM 00236

unnamed-4It’s 1995 and Sylvester Stallone is walking through the streets of Rome when he spots his first Panerai sitting in the window of a small jewelry store. The watch that was initially designed for the Italian Marina Militare had been available to the civilian market for only two years before Stallone bought one for himself.

His Panerai became his companion during the filming of Daylight and his love for the watch only grew more over time. In fact, he loved it so much that he ordered a couple more for his friends, but this time he had his signature engraved in the case back, creating a special series based on the enterprise of Stallone. The series was called Slytech. Stallone’s love for Panerai hugely influenced the way the public saw the brand and so, he played a part in resurrecting it from the ashes. Stallone asked Panerai to create a limited edition watch called the Daylight, named after his film, followed by a personalized series of the Mare Nostrum. Today Panerai is a luxurious and respected watch that has flooded into watch stores and watch collector’s diverse collections.

If you are looking for a watch with character and a masculine and solid spirit, then like Stallone, the Panerai Luminor Daylight Chronograph is the watch for you!


If I were to compare the Luminor Daylight to any other luxury watch, it would be the Rolex Deepsea, which is not surprising since Panerai was designed and manufactured by Rolex, who also played a part in assisting the scuba diving tactical teams from the Decima Flottiglia MAS operation during World War II. The Luminor Daylight doesn’t go down to advanced depths the way the Rolex Deepsea does, but unless you’re a frogman in the middle of a war or dive beyond 100 feet for pleasure, I don’t think it should be a problem.

unnamed-1As far as aesthetics, I find the wide bracelet and matt finish cool and practical. I like the matted dial because it eliminates any glare, making the face crisp and easier to read. To be completely honest, I don’t believe that the Panerai is really a chronograph brand. Its look and style is more classic and traditional, as apposed to the complexity a chronograph usually offers.

The great thing about the Panerai Luminor Daylight Chronograph is that it’s not ridiculously expensive for such a beautiful and respected watch. The brand and the look of the watch will still strike admiration in the eyes of watch lovers and collectors worldwide. So, being able to buy a Previously Enjoyed Panerai Luminor Daylight Chronograph that will cost you under $7,000 is practically a steal!

Patek Philippe 5270g-001 Complications Chronograph Perpetual


One of my personal favorites and truly my dream watch. The opportunity has finally come and I think I will be keeping it. We originally sold this watch new in April of 2014, well after Pateks introduction of the 5270g-001 in 2011. Patek Philippe introduced this masterpiece as their first chronograph perpetual with their fully designed and produced in-house movement. All her predecessors housed the Lemania. It was time Patek released their own and this is what did. The case size, dial clarity, coloring, simplicity and comfort of wear makes this truly a watch to wear often.

Its amazing how many times a day I gaze at the 5270g, not to tell time but appreciate all that has gone into bringing imagination to life. Here’s a little overview of what this masterpiece does and how to read the functions properly. Sub-dial at the nine o’clock position is the second hand for the watch. The Sub-dial at the  three o’clock position is the minute counter for the chronograph. The two windows at the top display the day and month. The little round window between the four and five o’clock indicates which year after leap year we are in, keeping in mind leap year happens every four years. The last little sub-dial between the seven and eight o’clock indicates day and night, white indicating day and blue indicating night, thus helping the user with two key points.

Setting calenders on mechanical watches are tricky and if set between the wrong hours of the day will damage the watch. for example the Patek 5270g-001 should never be set between the hours of 8pm through 2AM. What happens is at 8PM the gears in movement will engage the calender to start the transition which will take it through to the following day and release from 2AM on. Well that little window will help you with determining if you are in the AM or PM part of the day eliminating the process of rotating the hour hand past the 12 o’clock to determine which part of the day you are in.

Also by knowing if its AM or PM will obviously help you with setting the time for the right half of the day and thus the your date will set correctly at 12AM. One more thing I forgot to add, the moon dial! Setting the moon dial will keep track of the positioning of the moon to the earth daily as long as the watch is consistently operating daily.

Patek 5270g-001 complications chronograph perpetual
Patek 5270g-001 complications chronograph perpetual

IMAGE-03-PATEKThe introduction of the 2014 updated dial for the 5270g-013 & blue dial 014 are gorgeous buy after comparing the two they look to cluttered. The picture bellow of the 5270g-013 shows that they have added the tachometer track which helps one determine speed and distance conversion.

2014 Patek Philippe Perpetual Chrono
2014 Patek Philippe Perpetual Chronofffd

Price tags on these lovelies sticker for just shy of $180K my 5270g-001 realistically will fetch $135K if it were to go to market. This is a must have for the portfolio!



Breguet Tourbillion Messidor Skeleton 5335PT429W6

Produced in very limited numbers.
Produced in very limited numbers.

It is one of the most difficult and tasking creations to be able to make a watch movement decorative from the inside out. However with over 200 years of history, wealth of knowledge and artisans this task was possible by Breguet. This being said Breguet decided throw into the deal the toubillon complication which was created by Abraham-Louis Breguet. The Tourbillion was created in order to counter the effects of gravity by mounting the escapement and balance wheel in a rotating cage, to negate the effect of gravity when the timepiece. Case is made in platinum. Watch feels amazing on but truly a piece to turn on and stare at for hours as its heart rolls in its own cage.


Panerai PAM00424 Radiomir 47mm California Dial Watch

Panerai PAM00424 Radiomir 47mm Stainless Steel Case 3 Day Power Reserve In House Movement California Dial Watch,











The Panerai PAM00424 is a very stunning watch.  Although the simple design there is so much detail that goes into this vintage looking watch.  The roman numerals on the top half of the dial and the arabic numerals on the bottom half of the dial is very unique and definitely adds some character to this Panerai.  The 424 is very similar to the PAM00448 Radiomir.  However the 424 being more wearable due to having a scratch resistant sapphire crystal compared to the PAM00448 with the very scratch able Acrylic (nice word for plastic) crystal.

Panerai PAM00424 Radiomir 47mm California Dial Close Up Engraving Picture
Panerai PAM00424 Radiomir 47mm California Dial Close Up Engraving Picture











Many watch aficionados say that 47mm is to large for a wrist watch.  The great part about Panerai is that with the 47mm they are actually sticking to their ‘roots’ as the original Panerai that the Italian Navy Black Seals wore while diving were actually 47mm in size.



Rolex Daytona in Stainless Steel, Rose, Yellow and White Gold! What would you choose?

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We wanted to post some of the Rolex Daytona Watches we have at Beverly Hills Watch Company.  Nothing like a watch store with plenty of Daytona’s on Hand!

Panerai Watches from Beverly Hills Watch Company Watch Store

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Check out some great watch pictures and Videos from Beverly Hills Watch Company.  Watches from Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Cartier, Vacheron Constantin, Hublot, IWC, Panerai, Patek Philippe, Jaeger LeCoultre and many others.

We are adding more and more inventory to our website everyday we have so many excellent live pictures of watches that we figured we should start making Watch picture galleries on our blog.  So many time you go to a website selling watches and you get copy and paste photos from the manufacturers.  First of all this is not right second it is copywriting material but you really dont get a good sense of what the physical watch looks like.  Unless the watch is shipped direct from Switzerland to you (which will never happen) there may be light scratches and or case wear that you cannot see from a stock picture.  Thats what makes Beverly Hills Watch Company stand out from all of the other watch retailers.


Rolex GMT MASTER 1675 Blue and Red ‘Pepsi’ Bezel Insert Vintage Watch

Rolex GMT MASTER Stainless Steel Oyster Bracelet Blue and Red ‘Pepsi’ Bezel Insert Vintage Watch 1675 1.7 mil serial (circa 1965).

Rolex GMT MASTER Stainless Steel Oyster Bracelet Blue and Red 'Pepsi' Bezel Insert Vintage Watch 1675







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