Last year, the replica A. Lange & Söhne introduced the Homage to Walter Lange. The Homage to Walter Lange was the product of Walter Lange’s fascination with a very unusual complication: the independent seconds. This complication is a kind of predecessor to the chronograph – it basically includes a seconds-hand which can be set running, stopped, and set running again, without also stopping the main timekeeping train. The most obvious difference between an independent seconds hand and a chronograph is that the latter also has a reset-to-zero function.
The replica Homage as a limited version was announced in white, pink, and yellow gold, but Lange also said there would be one more made, with a steel case and black enamel dial. This would be auctioned for charity sometime in 2019, although at launch Lange hadn’t specified a launch partner or charity.
This is pretty much as pure as watch-making at Lange gets on the dial side. Against the black enamel dial, Lange’s characteristically extremely sharp execution of its replica watch hands stands out like a diamond in a coal-scuttle. The central seconds-hand, in addition to being independent, is also a jumping, or dead seconds-hand; there’s a continuously running seconds hand in the sub-dial at six o’clock.
The movement is constructed and finished to exactly the standard you would expect from Lange, which is to say, it’s immaculate. The independent jumping seconds train is actuated by the escape wheel, and it’s quite an ingenious system. One of the reasons this is a bit of a big deal for the replica A. Lange & Söhne enthusiasts is that steel-cased Langes are extremely rare and when they do appear at auction, they tend to command correspondingly stratospheric prices.
Schmid describes the charity to which all proceeds from the auction will be donated: “The name of the charity organization we have chosen is Children Action. They will use the money to provide aid to children in need. They have projects in fields such as medical care or psychological support, which are set up and implemented by experts. And there is one more thing: The founder of Children Action, Bernard Sabrier, bears the administrative overhead expenses. Therefore, 100% of the money will go to the aid projects.”
Crystal ball-gazing about auction results is always a little bit of a risky business (sometimes a very risky one), but this is an unusual complication in, for the fake Lange, an absolutely rare case material. I suppose there’s a very reasonable expectation of a great result; and so much the better that it’s for a good cause.
There is a unique group that featured semi-precious stone dials along with the ladies Datejust watches with typical dial choices. These stunning versions of the traditional ladies’ Datejust replica watches add an intriguing design element that makes this ladies’ Rolex watches outstanding from the rest. A case in point is this charming vintage yellow gold Ladies’ Datejust replica watch with a vibrant coral stone dial. Now let’s talk more details about it.
Dating from the time of the mid-1970s, this yellow gold ladies’ Datejust fake model has all the design details you’d expect from a vintage Rolex watch 2018. There’s the 26mm Oyster case with a fluted bezel, the acrylic crystal protecting the dials, the lug holes in the case, and the hollow folded honeycomb-like links on the Jubilee bracelet with a Fliplock clasp.
Rolex experimented with colorful dials on several of their models during the glamorous 1970s. There are the enamel lacquer Stella dials of the Day-Date watches and the semi-precious stone dials of the Datejust watches. And it wasn’t just the men’s Rolex fake watches that got the colorful dial treatment either.
However, what sets this Datejust apart from other ladies Rolex models of the era is its colorful coral stone dial. Characterizing an almost wood grain-like texture and a bright orange hue, the stone dial offers the amazing stage for the gold center hands, gold Rolex coronet, and a date window at 3 o’clock.
This special shade complements the yellow gold construction of the watch perfectly and adds a lot of splash of color to an otherwise very particular replica Rolex watch. While it does come with a yellow gold Jubilee bracelet, the lugs holes on the case allow for easy strap changes. Pair it with a tan leather strap for a casual-chic style or a black alligator strap for a more formal affair.
This is a non-quickset caliber since there are many vintage Rolex watches with a date aperture. This means that the wearer must continuously turn the hands around the dial to get past midnight to change the date in the window.
If you’re in the market for a vintage ladies gold Rolex watch that provides something particular, don’t miss this Datejust fake model with a coral stone dial. This colorful take on a classic gold watch is a joy to look at and wear.
I guess that you may not forget the thing which is from another recent feature, the true roots of Panerai came to be on account of the Radiomir, however, the typical Panerai Luminor is nothing but an extra part.
The great effort from the brand arrived nearly 14 years after its sibling in 1950, getting its name from a patent filed by the brand a year earlier. Luminor was a successor to the Radium-based Radiomir luminous material, this time using tritium as its base.
This modern Luminor first released several years ago, once again expanding the model range. It features a 42mm steel case, housing a matte-finished black dial with cream-colored indices that give the piece a slightly aged look. The key point is, the piece was fitted with one of the replica Panerai’s in-house manufacture calibers, the P.9010. This fake Panerai has been making a concerted effort to convert its entire model line to in-house calibers over the years, most recently adding them to its Due model line in 2018—surprisingly without charging any extra premium over the past models which had been fitted with outsourced movements. Among all these things, what sets the P.9010 apart is its 3-day power reserve, delivered via a pair of mainspring barrels. To this day the huge majority of luxury replica watches competing in this price bracket offer a power reserve in the ballpark of 40-50 hours, and though the added running time is unlikely to be a dealbreaker for anyone, it’s absolutely a perfect benefit.
Though the Luminor is now considered more of a daily-wear casual replica watch, at its roots its intended purpose was diving, and fitted with the correct strap it is still perfectly capable of spending some time underwater. This fake model is rated for 10bar (about 100m), which is more than enough for spending time in the pool, surfing, snorkeling, and even most mild recreational diving for that matter. It is said that once fitted with its supple calfskin leather strap as seen here, the Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic is the best companion for everything from running weekend errands to a casual night out on the town. With the thickness of 13.2mm, it’s still a little too hefty to consider tucking under a dress shirt cuff, but it’s a broadly acceptable choice for any other type of attire.
Miami will act as the host to the replica watches and Wonder While SIHH has wrapped up in Geneva, which will have most of the same brands that exhibited at SIHH. In other words, it will be predominantly Richemont Group brands and some others. Slated to break out in the Miami Design District from February 16 – 19 and organized in relationship with Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, watch fans will have an opportunity to see the new SIHH novelties in the metal, as well as enjoy a large number of other horology-focused activities.
Together with the boutiques, Watches & Wonder will also consist of pop-up stores from Armin Strom, F.P. Journe, Ralph Lauren, Romain Gauthier, Romain Jerome, and Voutilainen. Guests can get an intimate look at some spectacular fake watches from the brands, talk to important people who work there, and watch artisans work on their craft.
In addition to getting up close with the newest gorgeous watches available today—and some great boutique exclusives too—Watches & Wonder will also provide chances to nerd out on watch-making knowledge as well.
From watch-making workshops where attendees can take apart and put back together with the famous UNITAS 6497-1 movement to lectures discussing the history of pilot watches, chronographs, complications, and vintage watches, there’s plenty to learn here.
Similar to Dubai replica Watch Week, Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie will set up a virtual reality experience dubbed The Mastery of Time where visitors can experience operating a flyback chronograph Grumman F6F Hellcat from WW2, use a marine chronometer on a 19th-century three-masted sailing ship, and handle a Universal Genève railroad watch while driving a steam locomotive.
In the end, visitors to Watches & Wonder can also immerse themselves in the Telling Time art exhibition displaying works from a range of global artists.
If you’ll be near the Miami area this February make some time and head to the watch-centric weekend at Miami Design District. And if you don’t always have any ideas to be in that part of the country, now is as good as the time and to book an early spring break treat!
Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie is merely a month away, which is slated to happen during January 15 – 19, 2018. Instead of waiting until the exhibition itself, some brands have released some previews to give us a taste of what to expect. Here are some of our favorite pre-SIHH 2018 replica watch releases that have us pumped for the first big fake watch fair of the coming year.
To mark the 25th anniversary of the Royal Oak Offshore, the fake Audemars Piguet has reissued the inaugural ROO model from 1993. Featuring a 42mm stainless steel case, an octagonal bezel with eight hexagonal screws, a blue “Petite Tapisserie” dial, rubber-clad crown and Chrono pushers, and a steel integrated bracelet, the 2018 version is the most identical to that very first model.
One main difference with the reissue is a newer movement—Caliber 3126/3840—with 50 hours of power reserve. Another acceptable modification is an updated butterfly folding clasp, which is much safer than the original one. A quarter of a century later, the appeal of the super sporty and ultra-masculine Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore has obviously not lost its appeal.
Further improving the practicality and versatility of this new Vacheron Constantin is the easy interchangeable strap system. As a matter of fact, the steel Overseas Dual Time comes with three bands while the gold model is presented with a leather band and a rubber strap.
2018 will be a nice year for the replica Rolex as the company will be celebrating its 150th anniversary. Therefore, fans of IWC will be treated to a slew of commemorative models including this Tribute to Pallweber Edition “150 Years”—an homage to the Pallweber pocket watch from the late 19th century. The fake IWC reinterprets the legendary pocket watch with a jumping hour and minutes display windows into wristwatch form.
Encased within the big 45mm red gold case is a stark white lacquer dial with an aperture for the jumping hours, followed by a jumping double-digit minutes window below it, and lastly, a running seconds subdial at the bottom. Besides, flip the watch around for a general view of the new in-house fake Rolex working away within.
The novelties that come out of SIHH typically set the tone for the luxury replica watch space for the rest of the year and we’re excited to see what timepiece trends will be unveiled for 2018, there must be a great selling point.
Here we come with the year 2018.
Following their Royal Oak Concept Acoustic Research timepiece from 2014, Audemars Piguet now created a new model for their Research & Development lineup. The replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak RD#2 Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin is in fact now the thinnest automatic perpetual calendar in the world—and that’s a big deal.
The diameter of the familiar Royal Oak case shape measures 41mm and is crafted totally in platinum. Besides, the equally famous Royal Oak integrated bracelet is also in platinum, offering some famous weight on the wrist despite the watch’s record-breaking thinness.
The blue “Tapisserie” dial features all the hallmarks of a perpetual calendar. There’s the moon phase indicator at 12 o’clock, the month subdial at 3 o’clock along with the leap year indicator underneath it, the date subdial at 6 o’clock, and finally, the day subdial at 9 o’clock along with a small day/night display below it.
The fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grande Complication measures a hefty 44mm in diameter and the ceramic case consists of titanium pushers. The rubber strap emphasizes the replica watches sportiness while the minute repeater, perpetual calendar, and split-seconds chronograph functions remind us that AP is indeed an Haute horology manufacture. These types of complications are typically found in dressier more formal watches, but Audemars Piguet does have a habit of “breaking the rules”.
Audemars Piguet has revamped their famous “Tapisserie” dial with these new models, to now stream out from the tourbillon mechanism that sits at 6 o’clock rather than its traditional symmetrical layout. That layout surely brings the eye directly to the oscillating tourbillon—not that it needs it; the tourbillion is nicely capable of appealing all the attention on its own.
These new dials are encased within a 41mm octagonal RO case in stainless steel, pink gold, or platinum. The platinum version is further decorated with blue sapphires on the eight-sided bezel, sitting alongside the characteristic exposed screws. Powering the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin timepieces is the Caliber 2924, which can be admired via the see-through case back.
We end with a new iteration of an oldie. Based on the original 1972 Royal Oak, the new Audemars Piguet replica Jumbo Extra-Thin is now available in a complex of titanium and platinum.
There are two most prestigious sponsored sailing events of Rolex, which just wrapped up with some very skilled and happy yachtsmen walking away with priceless specially engraved award watches. The replica Rolex Big Boat Series in San Francisco and the fake Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup are two of the greatest sailing competitions on the annual calendar, and some of the sailors and yacht owners are already Rolex owners. But no matter how many Rolexes you might own there is still no higher honor than “winning the watch” in any sporting event, and sailing is sure to stuff.
The best Rolex chooses to award the stainless steel Submariners in these regattas, demonstrating the versatility and universal appeal of the ultimate sports watch. Different from these retail versions, these are particularly engraved and come in special green leather presentation boxes. While many yachtsmen decide to wear their award watches there are always some who lock them away for preservation. Very rarely do you see these pieces, which cannot be acquired by other means, come up for sale.
At the Rolex Big Boat Series, Rolex awarded six Submariners to winners of the so-called perpetual trophies, the top yachtsmen in their class. This was the 53rd running of the prestigious race, which is hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco Bay. The series is comprised of seven races taking place over four days, with winners anointed in eleven different classes. This year 89 magnificent yachts were competing for the awards. The ultra-prestigious perpetual trophies are kept at the St. Francis Yacht Club and are very much impressive than the kind you get to take home. Coupled with the fact that the winners receive Rolexes, their names are engraved on the trophies for all to admire. One of these is the City of San Francisco Trophy, which is actually a gold-plated shovel used to break ground on the Golden Gate Bridge in 1933, and it’s understandably one of the most coveted trophies in sailing. This year the Pac 52 yacht Beau Geste took the prize.
The Rolex replica New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup is one of the most gentlemanly events you’ll ever see in Newport. The New York Yacht Club in of course one of the most special clubs in the world, and races are hard-fought in Narragansett Bay. This year the Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans, founded in 1849, came up to beat the Northerners on their home sea. Defeating their closest competitors, the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron from Australia, along with 12 other yacht clubs from around the World, SYC effusively claimed the trophy and the prize replica watches in what has been called the “ultimate one-design, big-boat competition.”
As we all know that American swimming legend Michael Phelps is a very outstanding athlete. But did you know that he is actually the most decorated Olympian of all time? Phelps has captured a total of 28 Olympic medals in his illustrious career, 23, of which, are gold. An achievement that apparently deserves a special edition Omega has been made there. The famous Swiss watch brand has it covered in the form of the new Seamaster Planet Ocean “Michael Phelps”.
The new ocean blue timepiece is very natty looking with bright orange highlights and suits Phelps’ style to a tee – sporty and cool. The 45.5 mm steel-cased watch characterized a special ceramic and rubber uni-directional bezel. Polished blue-tinted ceramic lends into bright orange rubber for the first 15 minutes, crucial in timing Olympic events. The Planet Ocean collection of Seamsters is Omega’s most sports-minded replica watches.
The Planet Ocean is designed for divers, and the diving scale, as well as the dot at 12 o’clock, is finished with Super-LumiNova which presents with a slight greenish glow, while the lume on the minute scale is calibrated to glow blue to counteract confusion underwater. The dial is finished in white ceramic with blued indexes and an Arabic numeral 12 in orange, complimenting the bezel. Hour, seconds and counter hands are also blued and feature a blue treatment to match the indexes, while the minute hands are tinted green aligning with the dot at 12 o’clock. The casebook features a wave pattern and is engraved with “PLANET OCEAN”, “600 m / 2000 ft”, “LIMITED EDITION” and the serial number as well as a “Michael Phelps” logo surrounding the sapphire crystal exhibition window. This allows a look at the replica Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 9900, one of the watchmaker’s most beautiful and significant movements, designed and produced in-house.
The particular timepiece, which features a helium escape valve, comes on a blue rubber strap with a blue and orange lining and orange contrast stitching. The domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal features an anti-reflective treatment on both sides. The Seamaster Planet Ocean “Michael Phelps” edition comes with only 280 pieces, honoring Phelps’ lifetime medal count. Omega calls him “the greatest athlete in the history of aquatic sport” and we’d have to agree. Phelps has been a “friend” of the fake Omega since 2004, is a longtime Seamaster wearer, and has been the guest of honor at several Omega events. Not quite a brand ambassador but the association is definitely highly beneficial for Omega, to say the least. So we’d think that special among some limited edition tribute watches this is one that the honoree will surely wear and use.