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 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-master 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 time any 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 watches 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 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 year of 2018.
Following their Royal Oak Concept Acoustic Research timepiece from 2014, Audemars Piguet now created a new model to 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 moonphase 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 attentions 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 caseback.
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 a sure 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 there were 89 magnificent yachts 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 an 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 which 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 under water. 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.