No matter if you’re a diehard Patek lover or not, we have to say that the brand had a great year in terms of new releases. The two highly desirable sport models which we call the Nautilus and Aquanaut, gained new additions to their own collections, each positioned at opposite ends of the scale in terms of complexity.
Some of these new replica watches ruffled a few feathers within the purists circles as “not being very Patek” in their aesthetics, but the brand has been proving intent on reaching a broader audience with these innovations, and they seem to be on the right track in that respect. No matter what camp you’re in, there was something for everyone lurking in the fake Patek Philippe booth.
This new addition is unlikely to bring an end to the steel Nautilus waitlists, but it might make it the faintest bit easier to get your hands on one.
While not a new fake model, this latest release brings the classic Nautilus blue to the Annual Calendar Moonphase model previously only available in slate grey. Now having seen the two colors side by side, it’s no easy to argue with the fact that this new dial variant has become the essential version soon.
This slightly vintage-looking piece is hands-down the home run of the pack for several reasons. To begin with, we have a new caliber from the replica Patek Philippe. It’s based on the caliber 324; however the configuration of the complication affixed to it is new. Second, it’s an entire new steel watch that isn’t a Nautilus or Aquanaut, which is something we definitely do not see often from the brand.
This funky new 40mm calendar watch stands for a compelling alternative to the heavily hyped icon before even touching on the point that a 5711 is a nightmare to track down these days. Personally, I’d take the sophistication any day of the week.
Variations of this watch just seem to keep taking heat from the enthusiast sect time after time. “Patek has no business building a pilot’s watch” they say, or other such nonsense. Of course, they don’t have an aviation history like Breguet or Breitling replica watch, but with so many brands pulling watch designs out of the ether, I don’t think that we can keep complaining like this so long as the pieces remain well executed. If you’re a fan of clever executions of complications in general, this piece will tick plenty of boxes.
First you have the standard Patek Travel Time setup, where local time is advanced and retarded via pushers on the left of the case. However, instead of cluttering the dial with another hand, Patek displays the alarm set time digitally below the 12 o’clock marker. The reason is that the fake Patek used a variation of their minute repeater gongs to provide the alarm chime, cased the piece in platinum. Actually, I don’t agree with the nomenclature, it’s an amazing piece, and one worth coveting for sure.
One of the best things about Baselworld is the rush of receiving the press releases and then eventually getting to see the replica watches in the metal. Press images often don’t do a watch justice and the 5212A Calatrava Weekly Calendar is a great example. It is known to all that steel watches are very popular right now, whether it’s the 5711, no-date Sub, or Pepsi GMT, people prefer the fake steel watches. Therefore, we are going to take a better look at this model in steel, which stands for a completely new complication in a new case with a completely new dial.
Jack covered the specs of the 5212A pretty well here, but to reiterate, this fake watch is a weekly calendar watch. Basically this is a simple calendar movement that accounts for the day, month, and the week according to the ISA 8610 standard. This says that the first official week of the year starts on the Monday of the week of January 4. From there, the date is indicated in the date window at three o’clock, the day is indicated by the short hand with flat red end, and what’s more, the week and month are indicated by a similar but longer hand around the outer edge of the dial. It is reminiscent of the traditional triple calendars of the past, but with a little different focus.
The movement is not totally new, but is rather based on the classic caliber 324. It does, however, have some important technological advancement including improvements to the fourth wheel that drives the center seconds and the “kick-start” mechanism that helps push the center seconds forward after pulling out the crown. This is a seemingly minor adjustment that makes a difference in accuracy and the nuisances of a lagging seconds hand. It also just goes to show that Patek still takes watchmaking seriously even at the most minute level – but we already understood that.
The case measures 40mm in diameter and is 10.79mm thick, but what is really getting people talking is the fact that it’s steel. The replica Patek hasn’t made a steel Calatrava since the limited edition Pilot’s Calatrava 5522A in 2017 and then before that in the 1970s with the references 96 and 570. This case is also special due to the two-step lugs which further throw back to the bygone era of vintage steel fake watches.
However, as for me, the most interesting part of this cheap replica watch is the unusual typography which looks to be handwritten, since it was actually handwritten. It is greatly unusual to use such a whimsical text for such a traditional company. The original plan for the dial was a more formalized font but Thierry Stern was encouraged by the way it looked in free-form so they went with it. I suppose it further solidifies this fake watch as a vintage throwback and makes the watch more youthful and interesting.
This replica watch fits very comfortably and cozy on the wrist. The case size of 40mm seems not too big and feels good overall. The calfskin strap, albeit a small detail, makes a big difference in comparison to the crocodile straps that Patek replicas usual come on. But ultimately, I find the complete lack of necessity the most charming thing about this watch.
There’s one thing in common of Grand Seiko, which all skew slightly dressy, without a GS Dive watch nor even with a steel bracelet, the Elegance Collection is a group of them. The eight watches in the existing Elegance Collection include both hand-wound and automatic movements, of which at around 11.6mm thick for the hand-wound versions, while a more-typical-for-Grand-Seiko thirteen and change for the automatic styles(13.10mm for SBGR261, which is a date-and-time-only model, and slightly thicker for GMT and Spring Drive GMT models). Grand Seiko has just released additional four new timepieces to the Elegance Collection, all of them are also announce vehicles for the first hand-wound Grand Seiko movement in eight years, which of two top replica watches feature Japanese urushi lacquer dials, decorated with the technique known as maki-e. This is the caliber 9S63, which takes the basic plate architecture of the existing 9S64 and adds a running small seconds at 9:00, while at 3:00 indicated a power reserve as well.
As everyone knows, urushi lacquerware is a highly old and traditional decorative art, even by Japanese standards. The technique involves harvesting the sap of the Japanese lacquer tree (a species of poison oak; lacquer workers tend to develop some immunity to the irritating oils in the sap from prolonged exposure) which is aged, and then applied in very thin layers to create a different kind of forms. Lacquer dries to a very hard, waterproof and highly lustrous surface and it can be used to decorate a diversity of objects via using a very complex vocabulary of techniques. The specific technique used for the new Elegance urushi timepieces is called maki-e, a method in which gold or silver powder is used as an extra decorative element (fountain pens decorated with maki-e lacquer are highly demanded among writing instrument collectors).
There are two available models of the watches for introduction, one is rose gold maki-e dial models, and the other is “Mount Iwate” pattern-dial model in steel. Yet there will also be a gold model with a simple white dial, it’s the only model among the four which is not a limited edition. All four watches have the same dimensions at 39mm and 11.6mm thick.
More and more limited edition best replica watches are used both mechanical and Spring Drive movements, which is part of a larger move on the part of Grand Seiko to clearly distinguish itself as a true luxurious product, from other versions of watchmaking at Seiko. Grand Seiko announced that it would function as a separate entity from Seiko in 2017, and from then on, a quantity of new models including special and limited editions for specific markets, have offered a great deal of chance for Grand Seiko enthusiasts to pick up, in comparison to a few years ago there’s comparatively few selection available.
Gold and steel models, with applied markers. The yellow gold model will become part of the permanent collection and is not a limited edition.
What the Grand Seiko fan only concern is that, as the choices increase and the firm moves its image more and more upmarket, at some point Grand Seiko will lose its appeal as a company that offers an incomparable price-value proposition to some degree. Luckily, it seems not to be the case so far, and the fact that quartz Grand Seiko models are still available starting at $2,200 (and under $4,000 for mechanical automatics and Spring Drive watches) is a reassuring thing for Grand Seiko enthusiasts and prospective owners, that the core identity of Grand Seiko keeps the same.
While the gold urushi and plain dial models are exploring the higher end of the Grand Seiko price bracket, the steel model is less than $8,000, the quality current for latter is still something of a bargain too, such as the finish and quality of the case and hands, the hand-made make-e dial, and quality of the movement.
The Big Pilot’s Watch is a famous aviation-inspired timepiece from IWC that can date back to the 1940s. As one of IWC’s most important watch models, there have been innumerable versions of the Big Pilot’s Watch throughout its catalog. IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Simonetta Orsini ‘Buenos Aires’, which is a limited edition featured with a perpetual calendar complication we are talking about.
With a very large 46 mm stainless steel case and the oversized 11 mm fluted winding crown, the Fake IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar ‘Buenos Aires’ ref. IW502619 lives up to its ‘Big Pilot’ name. This model is a totally different with IWC’s Miramar, a vintage-inspired watch. It’s also a thick timepiece with a height that spans 16 mm tall. This Big Pilot’s Watch wears comfortably mainly since the curved lugs that hug the wrist even if it has immense size.
With only 40 pieces to be limited, the watch includes a ‘Buenos Aires’ engraving on the rotor indicating that it was merely made to be sold by Simonetta Orsini in Argentina.
The steel case is matched with a black leather strap, which is folded and secured with large steel rivets, adding the watch robust style. To keep the IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar ‘Buenos Aires’ ref. IW502619 secure on the wrist, a stainless steel deployant clasp is included for the leather strap.
At the center of the black dial with white markings and pops of blue accents are the large and luminescent sword-style hour and minute hands. The big size makes replica watch an expansive dial, which provides lots of information for the wearer. Not only does the watch feature day, date, month, year, and moonphase indicators, but also as a perpetual calendar, these functions automatically adjust until 2100, how an impressive feat for a mechanical movement it is! Besides the calendar displays, the IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar also has a power reserve indicator and a running seconds dial, tucked within the 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock registers separately.
You can see the Caliber 51614 working away under the sapphire exhibition caseback if you flip the timepiece around. This movement makes use of IWC’s signature Pellaton automatic winding system, a more efficient design that winds up the mainspring when the rotor swings in either direction instead of just one direction.
It’s worth to flaunt that it has an impressive 7-day power reserve, the automatic Caliber 51614 is ultra user-friendly since everything is set through the winding crown. Moreover, except its impressive mechanical mastery, the Caliber 51614 is also beautifully finished with the coveted circular Côtes de Genève decoration. Additionally, the skeletonized rotor offers a better view of the gears and components that make up the movement.
Combing with the vintage-inspired looks of IWC’s flagship aviation watch collection and the high horology perpetual calendar complication, the watch only produced in only 40 limited pieces. This is one of very fashionable IWC Big Pilot’s replica watches, a version made for discerning enthusiasts of high-end watchmaking.
There’s an argument to be made for a subtle sartorial flex and it’s an argument that Barack Obama definitely won with his Rag & Bone “44” bomber jacket btw. But there’s an equally powerful statement for putting your best foot forward, and expressing yourself. Something these three replica watches are very familiar with.
Big Bradley Cooper has been filling out the role of a 21st century interpretation of a classic Hollywood leading man, wearing a pin-sharp Tom Ford tux, and bringing his mum along to the unpleasant night. But just because he’s playing it straight in the wrist department, don’t be fooled. The unique fake IWC Big Pilot Le Petit Prince in red gold adds a distinctive gravitas of its own. Bonus points for the fact that Cooper’s IWC replica is being auctioned off for charity after the big night.
Ryan Seacrest, he of the ever-flashing teeth and wrist, once again flexed hard at the Academy Awards, wearing his great replica rolex Daytona. But this time around he left his steel 6263 at home, opting for the power of gold.
However, there’s so much going on here. Not many could pull off Karl Lagerfeld-designed Chanel in woodland camo, but Pharrell can. In fact, he so much can that he can pull it off with shorts, a pearl necklace and an absolutely bonkers Richard Mille tribute to French Formula One champ and passionate cyclist Alain Prost.
The replica Hublot Big Bang is a one of a kind timepiece that stands out from other watches, when it is perfectly combined quality and style with other brands. The watch greatly completes any outfit for an astonishing look because it is designed for comfort and luxury. Besides, it is crafted using complex techniques to ensure accuracy. Due to the functional and aesthetic brilliance, the Hublot Big Bang has been a favorite of many counterfeiters ever since its launch in the early ’80s. In spite of coming very close to making best replicas to this amazing watch, counterfeiters still miss some details of the real version.
Attention of detail is important to better compare a genuine with replica Hublot Big Bang. When comparing a genuine and fake version of the watch, the minute and hour hands are one of the traits to pay more attention to. Most forgers fail to accurately imitate the minute and hour hands during counterfeiting. For an authentic watch, the hour and minute pointers have a relatively thick edge. The luminous strip in the middle is narrow, leaving the edges much wider. This is however not the case for replica version of the watch. The edges of the pointer are narrower as compared to those of a genuine Hublot among all the replica watches. The luminous strip covers a large area of the minute and hour pointers, leaving only a very tiny area for the edges.
Apart from the size of the edges of the pointers, the look of the hands can also be applied for comparison. The hands of an authentic Hublot Big Bang have a tip with a 3D look. This feature is not easy to be noticed in a fake version of the watch.
The hour marker designs of the real watch are similar to those of the minute and hour hands. It also features a thin luminous strip at the center of the marker. What’s more, they are very much different for a replica Hublot. Rather than the luminous strip, the markers have a groove at the center. They are of a completely different design from the hour and minute hands.
The date display is an amazing feature of the Hublot Big Bang. It is also another feature of the watch that can be used to distinguish between a fake and a real one. There is typically a slight curve to the left side of the date display in an authentic version of the watch. However, there is hardly any curve on the date display on a fake watch. In the rare opportunity that a Hublot Big Bang, it is usually curved outwards rather than inwards as in the genuine watches.
The size and position of the number is another detail of the date display that can be applied for distinguishing a fake from real watch. It should not only be centered but should also be proportionate to the other writings on the dial. The screws of a genuine Hublot are neat and the H-shape is outstanding. However, the H-shape is hardly visible. Some of them do not even have the shape at all.
The branded details of the fake watch are a great characteristic for comparison. There is a Hublot logo on the clasp of the watch. However, the logo is either printed or etched. The material of a genuine version of the watch is solid and heavy while that of a replica is light and gets scratched easily.
For many luxury watch fans, some may tell you collecting vintage Rolex watches is an interesting thing. While today’s Rolex collections are very clearly separated, every model has their own unique selling points and a large of marketing materials to explain the ins and outs, it wasn’t very clear and certain of models more than fifty years ago. For example, the Rolex ref. 5500, though it is technically an Air-King, Rolex also simultaneously offered the ref. 5500 with an Explorer dial for about ten years. Now here are some points for this marvelous classical Rolex watch Explorer ref. 5500.
Rolex announced the stainless steel Air-King ref. 5500 with a 34mm case and time-only functionality in 1957. Their clean and straightforward dials were clearly marked with the “Air-King” name under the Rolex logo at 12 o’clock. On the bottom part of the dial, the Air-King ref. 5500 also included either a “PRECISION” or a “SUPER PRECISION” label depending on the caliber it ran on. The “PRECISION” text signifies Caliber 1520 within the case while “SUPER PRECISION” represents the model Caliber 1530.
In the late 1950s, Rolex replica released a version of the Air-King ref. 5500 with an Explorer dial. However, this special model is often referred to as the Explorer ref. 5500 despite the Air-King case. Thus, the Explorer ref. 5500 is also 34mm in size. This is obvious smaller than the traditional 36mm size of the Explorer ref. 6610 and the Explorer ref. 1016 watches of the same era.
The Explorer ref. 5500 owns the typical black gilt dial, the 3, 6, and 9 Arabic numerals,including the stick indexes and the inverted triangle. For this time, under the fake Rolex logo, the “EXPLORER” name is clearly on display. There are also the Mercedes-style hands—characteristic of the Explorer collection, not the Air-King model—as well as the “lollipop” seconds hand. The T<25 marking below six o’clock shows that the dial uses tritium for luminescence.
Similar to the Air-King, there are both Precision and Super Precision editions of the Explorer ref. 5500. There are also some ultra-rare examples with a line under the “SUPER PRECISION” text. Moreover, sometimes the dial includes a double T<25 marking flanking the “SWISS” label.
In brief, in order to appeal to more younger customers, Rolex ran a little experiment by outfitting the body of the Air-King ref. 5500 with the dial of the Explorer. Because this is a special classical Rolex watch with various dial available, it’s surely an interesting piece to research, source, and for any watch collection. In fact, in 2016, Philips sold an Explorer ref. 5500 watch with the underlined “SUPER PRECISION” and double “T<25” for a whopping CHF 28,750 which owns about triple pre-sale for its price.
If you are hunting for the vintage Rolex replica watches with some different, maybe the Explorer ref. 5500 will taste you.
A. Lange and Sohne was one of the first watch brand started up at the German town of Glashutte, the home town to several well-known watchmakers. A. Lange and Sohne was founded by Adolf Lange in 1845. Before launching his namesake brand, Lange worked as an apprentice under then renowned watchmaker J.C. Friedrich Gutkaes. At that time, they made the best replica watches on commission for elite clients. It was here that Lange not only obtained his watchmaking techniques but also developed a detail-focused and customer-oriented work ethic.
Lange graduated from his apprenticeship with great performance in 1835. He then decided to improve his techniques and learn from a well-respected chronometer maker. Soon after, he returned to Glashutte to started his own workshop. In the beginning of the business, Lange had immediately began innovating. In 1846, he invented the three-quarter plate, which had been adopted till today. He also substitute the Parisian system of linges with the metric system, introducing the millimeter as a form of measurement in fake watch industry. In 1848, Lange was nominated to be the Mayor of Glashutte. During his tenure of nearly two decades, he changed the modest town into the thriving industrial center for watchmaking we know today.
Although Lange had made notable achivement in administration, he still regarded watchmaking of great important to his family. So, he began passing alll his knowlege in this field to his sons, Richard and Emil, in the late 1860’s and early 1870’s. Then, in 1875, Lange passed away from haeart failure at the age of 60. In the years to follow, his sons and later grandsons continued his spirit of innovation. In 1900, A. Lange and Sohne released their No. 42500 Grand Complication. A private client commissioned the pocket watch. However, to this day, it is one of the most technically complex replica watches created by the brand.
The early 20th century was the beginning of a hard period for A. Lange and Sohne and the world. The WWI, the economic crisis that followed, and the continued strife of WWII heavily impacted the town of Glashutte and the watch manufacturing there.
During the Second World War, A. Lange and Sohne provided oversized cheap watches for the German Air Force. However, immediately following the war, the company faced severe difficulty. In the ending phase of the war, their workshops were bombed and completely destroyed. By 1948, the Lange family was expropriated, and the Soviet administration nationalized the company’s remaining property. For the next 45 years, the A. Lange and Sohne was thought disappeared.
A white fake watch is not only good looking for summer but also especially practical. Light colors reflect light and heat, thus a solid white watch is striking under sunlight and perfect for days spent on the fairway for a business meeting or at the beach on a family vacation. Moreover, a white cheap watch is extremely versatile, it can seamlessly take you from a backyard barbeque to a date night. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the most popular replica watches with white dials.
Repica Omega Seamaster Diver Limited Edition
Nothingis more representative of summer than the patriotic colors of our flag and a hot blockbuster action film. The Omega Seamaster Diver Limited Edition contains all these quintessence of summer in a single inexpensive watch. This James Bond Tribute watch features a commemorative 007 marker on the seconds hand and a white dial accentuated by red and blue detailing. Certainly, this makes the fake watch an ultimate summer timepiece.
Rolex Replica Skydweller
The Rolex Skydweller is a perfectly balanced fake watch for summer. It’s versatile and durable enough for an business trip in China. With it’s complicated mechanism, it would impress a client at a business meeting in Paris. Wherever your destination is, you can rely on the repica Skydweller. It’s annual calendar and dual time zone display to easily read off home time and destination time in style.
Replica Rolex Explorer II
If you prefers an exciting summer adventure after a lazy day of lounging by swimming pool, then the cheap Rolex Explorer II might just be your perfect summer watch. The robust design of the Explorer II makes it suitable for any trip. Take it anywhere from a picnic trip to a day drifting. Still, the all-white variation also provides a crisp, clean, brilliant look that’s easy on the eyes.
Now it is summer time, you could also keep it cool by the pool with the icy face of an Explorer II Polar. But, why not give into summer’s sultry breeze and sport a timepiece that’s just as hot? Red accents are bold and unexpected — you’ll notice few and far between in the popular replica watches market. But when the world’s top holongories decide to go red, they do it oh-so-well. Here are just some of the red-hot fake watches we think you should own this summer.
When you eventually stop admiring the special casing you’ll notice another transparent, anti-reflective sapphire makes up the face — giving you a peek into the mechanics of the self-winding chronograph with a flyback movement and column wheel. And this waterproof watch will withstand your effort to cool off up to 50m deep if things get too heated.
It doesn’t get much hotter than having a completely red sapphire crystal as the case of your timepiece. The deep red isn’t blinding — the crystal catching both light and glances of admirers.
For those who are in the market for a more understated red accent, the newly launched and limited edition Omega Speedmaster “Ultraman” is the ideal choice. It’s elegant and sporty — outfitted with a black tachymeter bezel and matching black face with signature orange-red accents above the hour markers. That amazing color graces the second hand, too. To top it off, there are two types of bands that can accompany this cheap replica watch.
This watch is for the classics — those seeking something particular, yet, an iconic timepiece that will stand the test of time. The cherry red and cobalt blue bezel of the GMT-Master II has been delighting fake watch fans since the 1950’s, and today, we’re happy to see the most updated version of this classic red-accented bezel on the GMT-Master II Pepsi Jubilee. Released at Baselworld earlier this year, the colors are as vibrant as ever — they’re also accompanied by a stainless steel Jubilee bracelet with a matching stainless case. It’s the useful, incredibly handsome, GMT-Master II Pepsi we’ve been crossing our fingers for so many years.