In this final instalment of the Rockstars Rocking Vintage trilogy, we see two famous musicians go the way of Wilsdorf. He founded both Tudor and Rolex, and here we have spotted two desirable tool replica watches with high quality from the Wilsdorf group on the wrists of two artists from different generations – once again proving that vintage staples are timeless and appreciated by everyone truly initiated in the hobby.
Anthony Kiedis – Rolex Explorer II ref. 1655 replica with stainless steel bracelet
Recently we showcased celebrities who wear blacked-out Milgauss watches from Rolex, and though Anthony Kiedis was on the list, he has also been spotted wearing other respectable watches – including this Rolex Explorer II ref. 1655 in stainless steel. The original Explorer II model, which introduced the big orange GMT hand, has been affectionately referred to as the “Steve McQueen” or “Freccione” (which means arrow in Italian) and is one of the most widely sought-after Explorer II watches on the market today – fetching respectable numbers at Phillips, Christie’s, and Sotheby’s Auctions. The 39mm watch is so classic and cool, even action star Jason Statham has been continually spotted wearing the reference.
Bruce Springsteen – Tudor Submariner ref. 9411/0 fake with black dial
It makes sense that The Boss would wear a boss watch. Arguably the least expensive watch within this list, the Tudor “Snowflake” Submariner ref. 9411/0 in stainless steel is a highly respected and collectable reference within the world of watches. The Swiss movement copy watch in one form or another was known to grace the wrists of military personnel, in various countries, as military organisations appreciated the Rolex build-quality with a reliable, yet more affordable, movement – making the watch less expensive to purchase and repair.
Recently, we did a hands-on review of the new best quality fake Longines Spirit watches. It is a pilot’s watch, new to the Longines Sport collection. We talk to Longines Head of Product Development Xavier Ligero about the Spirit and how it came to life.
king to Xavier Ligero
The Longines Spirit replica is a watch that looks so familiar, yet it is new to its collection. The pilot watch DNA is clearly visible, which also derives from the Ministry of Defence specifications for pilot watches. In this podcast, I talk to Xavier Ligero, head of product development at Longines since 2014. We discuss how the Swiss movement copy Longines (click here for our review) came to life, which challenges they encountered, and why there are 5 stars on the dial.
As always, we start with a wrist check, Xavier is wearing his Longines Legend Diver with a date window for this podcast. It is the watch he bought to celebrate a big step in his career at Longines. In the podcast, he will explain to you why. During our discussion of the date of the Longines Legend Diver, and later on, for the Longines Spirit watch, he reveals that there might be a Spirit watch without a date in the future.
Favorite Longines Spirit
When asked about his favorite version of the Longines Spirit fake with stainless steel bracelet (they are available with different dials and in different sizes, and as a chronograph), he opts for the matte black version (see header image), but on the stainless steel bracelet (in the picture above).
I also ask Xavier Ligero about the partnership with ETA they have. The movements that Longines use, are often exclusively developed and designed for them by ETA. It gives an interesting insight into how close these companies work together on projects.
We hope you will enjoy this podcast with some amazing insights into the design and development of the Longines Spirit.