Just when you thought it couldn’t rise any further, the popularity of fake Patek Philippe’s Nautilus is at an all-time high.
While I love a green dial myself, why would you want the new green Nautilus when Patek Philippe just released the luxury fake Patek Philippe Calatrava Reference 6119?
Patek Philippe made the watch bold and understated at the same time, reminiscent of that time in history when a dress watch had to be an allrounder. In fact, I consider the design of rose gold case copy Patek Philippe Reference 6119 so good that I wouldn’t be surprised if it might gain Nautilus-like status itself – with waitlists to match.
Too bold of a statement? Perhaps not when you realize that Patek Philippe also fitted this Calatrava with a brand-new movement with a 65-hour power reserve that nicely fits the size of the case.
Yes, those details matter, and they matter even more with a dress watch.
For more in-depth opinion, please see brown leather strap copy Patek Philippe Calatrava Reference 6119: Dressed For Success.
Quick Facts Patek Philippe Calatrava Reference 6119
Case: 39 x 8.43 mm, white (6119G-001) or pink gold (6119R-001), 30 m water resistance
Movement: manually wound Caliber 30-255 PS with 65-hour power reserve, 2.55 in height, 28,800 vph/4 Hz frequency, Gyromax balance with Spiromax balance spring, Patek Philippe Seal
Functions: hours, minutes, (hacking) seconds
The new salmon dial copy A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Perpetual Calendar offers collectors a more accessible entry point to the complication, as it was only available previously together with a tourbillon. What we like about this watch is its unconventional layout. The Lange 1, for starters, is already unique with its large date display and off-centre main dial.
The brown leather strap fake watch takes it up a notch, with the month indicator placed on the peripheral, and the day indicator replacing the usual power reserve display. The design is sublime, and we like how Lange had leveraged the various negative spaces to maximise the functionality of this watch.
Limited to 150 pieces in rose gold and white gold each, the white gold case fake A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Perpetual Calendar is surely a magnificent watch to behold. It is priced at €109,000 (approximately S$174,258), and it is something worth considering for collectors who want a high-end fake perpetual calendar that is a tad different from the usual offerings.
I believe when it comes to vintage replica watches, it’s all about serendipity; there’s only one of that exact piece that exists in the world. And this Patek Philippe copy was meant to be listed this morning. It’s confirmed by an Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives that the original date of sale was March 31, 1960 – exactly 61 years ago today. We didn’t plan it that way, but it came to us by some unknown force in the universe.
The watch may have come to us by happenstance, but the aesthetics of this classic Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 2598 replica with black leather strap are very much intentional; every element and every proportion is fully considered. Starting from the case – while it measures 33mm across, the narrow downturned bezel and the faceted lugs create an illusion of a more prominent presence on your wrist. It has a silvered dial, which has aged beautifully into a creamy champagne color that seamlessly blends together with the yellow-gold case, all of which also contributes to the watch appearing larger than its listed size.
The applied baton markers and the svelte baton hands maximize the reserve on the dial. The subsidiary seconds at six o’clock adds to the Calatrava dial design elements. Personally, what I love most about this watch is the raised enamel signature – you simply don’t see it done like this anymore. It’s a very subtle feature but quintessentially vintage copy Patek Philippe, subliminally adding extra depth to the dial. Last but not least, the icing on the cake is that the dial is signed by Beyer Chronometrie, the legendary Zurich retailer on Bahnhofstrasse. Beyer has enjoyed a longstanding working relationship with Patek Philippe, dating all the way back to the 1840s – now that’s loyalty!
One detail that made us gravitate toward this gold case Patek Philippe fake watch was the original red presentation box with the gold Calatrava cross on the top, plus the older execution of Patek Philippe’s Certificate of Origin. The certificate has the appearance of aged parchment paper or a page from an old book. The decorated letter “N” of “Nous” even looks like it could serve as the introduction to a fairytale! Not only that, but it also comes with the original envelope with the corresponding movement number of the watch. When you see vintage box and papers like these, you can’t help but feel the history right in your hands.
The perfect fake Bell & Ross BR 05 concept is, on paper, pretty simple… but also pretty risky. The idea was to use the most iconic elements of the brand’s design language and to implement them into the ultra-popular style of the luxury sports watch with an integrated bracelet. In short, B&R decided to create a watch in the spirit of the times, still recognizable as a B&R but to be worn in the city and not on a battlefield or inside a jet fighter’s cockpit. Easier said than done. Drastically changing category never comes without risk and, from experience, we also know that entering the luxury sports watch market, without copying existing icons, can be complex.
Still, Swiss made Bell & Ross replica showed creativity and managed to highlight the key assets of a sports watch – the relatively thin steel case, the simple display, the mix of sportiness and luxury, the mandatory integrated steel bracelet and an overall very nice execution – in a watch that was still fully identifiable as a Bell & Ross, thanks to the integration of the square case, functional screws and round dial opening, as well as numerals and indexes identical to the brand’s pilot’s watches.
In addition to the classic (understand closed dial) models and the more masculine, bolder chronograph version, the Paris-based brand also included an openworked version in the collection, and today we look at a model launched in mid-2020, the BR 05 Skeleton Blue.
Basically, we’re looking at a different movement and a dial that reveals the mechanics. Other than that, the BR 05 Skeleton is identical to the time-and-date versions with the precision-executed 40mm square case topped by a flat square bezel with four functional screws. Most of the case is finely brushed, with vertical brushed flat surfaces and horizontal brushed casebands. This matte finish is dynamized by large polished bevels running on the sides of the bezel and mid-case and the whole habillage not only feels solid but beautifully done. The crown is protected by a square-ish module and screws down for a comfortable 100m water-resistance.
Essentially the same watch as the limited-edition Skeleton presented in 2019, the high-quality replica BR 05 Skeleton Blue brings a splash of colour to a previously monochromatic model. The blue-tinted sapphire dial gives it a bolder look; it should be noted that the colour comes from the dial, not the movement, which is grey. This transparent background offers a view on the movement, with a mainplate opened upon B&R requirements (the pattern is unique to the brand). The mechanics are nicely if industrially finished, with a vertical brushed surface. The dial is framed by a circular brushed inner flange where the applied metallic rounded baton markers appear to float above the movement. The hands and indexes are filled with Super-LumiNova and the date function has been removed.
Available, like the rest of the collection, on an integrated stainless steel bracelet, we had the version on a rubber strap. While the closed dial models are, in my opinion, better looking on a steel bracelet, the more complex style of the dial and its colour are better paired with the textured blue rubber strap offered by Bell & Ross. It is well integrated with the case and is very comfortable. It is closed by a folding clasp.
Inside the case is the well-known Sellita SW 300 base movement. This alternative to the ETA 2892 has been visually modified but retains its specifications, meaning a 4Hz frequency and 42h of power reserve. The sapphire back reveals an openworked rotor coated in blue with matte-finished bridges.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of paneristi.com, hand-in-hand with an extensive online community, the Italian watchmaker imagined a limited edition which takes its inspiration from the first-ever Radiomir created back in 1936.
What could be more important, more deserving for a watchmaking brand than to boast a loyal customer base, so loyal that it becomes a real community? Panerai is one of these businesses which are fortunate enough to have their own collective of aficionados, grouped together on paneristi.com, a highly-respected site which has a forum and a marketplace. To celebrate this fan club’s 20th anniversary and hand-in-hand with it, the Italian watchmaker imagined a 1,020-piece limited edition via its famous Laboratorio di Idee: waterproof replica Radiomir Venti (PAM02020).
This special model takes its inspiration from the first-ever Radiomir prototypes made back in the 1930s, and reproduces in particular the fluted, conical crown and sword-shaped hour and minute hands. To enhance this newcomer’s vintage look, the dial of its famous “sandwich” construction delights with an exquisite satin-brushed chocolate hue like the tropical style of some black discs which become faded over time as a result of humidity and the sun. This aging effect is highlighted even more so by the matt patina which adorns the 45 mm-diameter cushion-shaped steel case. The 4 Arabic numerals, slender indexes and hands, all gilded, are topped with beige-pink Super-LumiNova® which matches the soft-touch calfskin strap clasped by an ardillon buckle in steel with an aged patina effect.
The Radiomir Venti is driven by the hand-wound P.600 caliber which, like most Panerai watches, delivers a power reserve of 3 days.
With the festive season looming and difficulties ahead for many of us to be reunited with our families and loved ones, we’ve decided to get a festive fix and introduce some cheer into our lives with a little help from our faithful horological companions. And what better way to indulge than with the most complex and mechanically endowed member of best fake A. Lange & Söhne’s collection?
As part of the trilogy of copy watches released to celebrate the establishment of Ferdinand Adolph Lange’s watchmaking company in Glashütte 175 years ago, the Tourbograph Perpetual Honeygold is the whole package with all the trimmings – and by trimmings we mean a fusée-and-chain transmission with a tourbillon, a rattrapante chronograph, a perpetual calendar and a precision moon phase. 2020 might just redeem itself for watch lovers thanks to the majestic entry of this splendid Tourbograph model. Cloaked in sumptuous Honeygold with a hypnotic black rhodium dial, this alluring model bears gifts that would put the Three Wise Men to shame. Limited to just 50 pieces and with a six-figure price tag, it is a dream watch for many of us – but dreaming is free.
Many of you will remember the maiden voyage of the Tourbograph Perpetual “Pour le Mérite” in 2017. Released in a limited edition of 50 pieces in platinum with a silver dial, the watch sent our team into delirious states of ecstasy and praise. Although it is not considered a grand complication because it doesn’t have a chiming function – Lange had already produced its EUR 1.9 million Grand Complication Grand Grail watch with seven complications in 2013 – the sophisticated technicality of the Tourbograph Perpetual “Pour le Mérite” and its combination of a tourbillon and a fusée-and-chain transmission to deal with gravity and waning spring force was an even more enticing horological delight for connoisseurs.
THE THREE HONEYGOLD KINGS
On an icy winter’s day, 175 years ago, 30-year-old entrepreneur Ferdinand Adolph Lange laid the cornerstone of his pocket watch workshop in the small town of Glashütte, Saxony. When F.A. Lange founded his pocket watch workshop on 7 December 1845 in Glashütte, he also laid the foundations of Germany’s venerable precision watchmaking industry. Unveiled as part of a trilogy to celebrate the founder and 175 years of watchmaking in Glashütte, the Tourbograph Perpetual Honeygold is flanked by the cheap replica A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Thin Honeygold and the 1815 Rattrapante Honeygold. The common denominator of these anniversary editions is the use of Honeygold, a top-secret alloy developed for Lange in 2010 with a unique colour comparable to that of honey and reserved for Lange’s most exclusive timepieces.
Harder than platinum and other gold alloys – and therefore much harder to shape and finish – Honeygold has an extremely subtle and elegant tone that cannot be compared to more brazen yellow gold or bright rose gold. The case of the Tourbograph Perpetual is large (43mm diameter x 16.6mm height) and I daresay you wouldn’t want it any other way. This is not a discreet, slide-under-your-cuff dress watch. The Tourbograph Perpetual is an effusive and expressive watch. It is the pinnacle of Lange’s watchmaking prowess and is a watch that needs to be admired and enjoyed.
A HEAVENLY DIAL
Without computing the sensational technicality of the watch, another factor that distinguishes the Tourbograph from its anniversary cohorts is its dial. When I first presented the watch in September, I relied on press images. Now that we have had the immense pleasure of meeting the rose gold case A. Lange & Söhne copy watch in person, I can assure you that the press images do not do justice to the dial. What looked like a light-grey colour in the official pictures is actually a much darker grey colour in the metal.
Possibly the most beautiful dial I have encountered, the contrast between the dark granular background and the elements in Honeygold is simply stunning. But, there is more: the numerals, scales and logo on the dial are not applied but sculpted in relief from the 18k Honeygold base plate (emerging with a height of about 0.15mm from the base), which in turn is treated to a black rhodium-plated finish. Not only is this a prodigious feat of handiwork, it adds an incomparable three-dimensional effect.
Despite the impressive amount of replica watch with gray dial complications competing for your attention on the dial, it remains perfectly legible thanks to the layout and pleasing symmetry. The three sub-dials in the upper half are dedicated to the perpetual calendar and moon phase functions: the moon phase indicator and pointer date are at 12, the months and leap year at 3 and the 30-minute chronograph totaliser and day of the week at 9 o’clock. The large aperture at 6 o’clock houses the 1-minute tourbillon held in place by a curved bridge. Since this is a rattrapante or split-seconds chronograph, it has two hands. One of the chronograph hands is picked out in blued steel – matching the hand on the 30-minute counter – and the other chronograph hand is also in steel, but gold plated to match the 18k Honeygold hour, minute and calendar display hands.
Yohji Yamamoto, one of the few living fashion designers who warrants the superlative “legend,” thinks of nothing in the orthodox way. For him, the jacket is exotic; the suit can be a slight provocation; and the dress is complete when it has been masterfully deconstructed. He is a man who adores asymmetry, mischief, and maybe even a little chaos.
Yamamoto has been on something of a tear when it comes to puckish collaborations this year, designing a Lamborghini and releasing a Supreme collection earlier this fall. And his latest trick, his second timepiece with Swiss watchmaker Hublot, is just as sly. With a camouflage face and matching wristband–you might think of it as camouflage wearing itself–the skeleton dial fake Hublot Big Bang Camo is a flashy watch in disguise, the kind of paradox that makes Yamamoto, well, tick. We spoke by email to Yamamoto about time—he spends it, but also how he thinks about it.
Why is black the best colour for a watch? What about camo? Do you like the idea of a camouflage fabric strap replica watch that blends in? Why or why not?
Black, to me, represents frustration and despair from thinking that I am nobody. And it represents strong will to break down such feelings and a freedom that coexists with the will. In addition, it involves a responsibility that is on the opposite side of such freedom. Also, it connects to a shadow of my artisanal sentiments.
What causes you to look at your high quality Hublot replica watch? You’re tired? You worry you’re late? It’s time for a drink? (When is cocktail hour for you, by the way?)
Perhaps I may look at it when I have several appointments during a day. And since I can’t drink much, there is no cocktail hour for me.
In the four years that Swiss made fake Hublot and Berluti are working together, has this powerful collaboration resulted in quite a few emblematic creations. These models had two things in common; they all featured the exquisite Venezia leather that Berluti is known for and used a Classic Fusion as a base model. That changes today as Hublot and Berluti introduce the Big Bang Unico Berluti Cold Brown.
Hublot replica designed the perfect 1:1 replica watch in very close collaboration with Kris van Assche, the Creative Director of Berluti. As patina is one of the trademarks of Berluti, they decided to give the Ice Brown patina center stage on this Hublot. It is based on a vintage patina, which was given a modern-day edge by applying a unique glaçage process. This is not the only thing that sets apart this Big Bang. For the very first time is the Venezia leather incorporated in the bezel of the watch. Just as the strap, made from the same type of leather, will the patina only get richer over time.
Hublot‘s engineers also found the perfect way to incorporate the unique leather on the dial yet still enable a view of some of the movement’s parts of the manufacture caliber. They achieved this by placing the leather between two pieces of sapphire crystal. It gives the Big Bang a vibrant yet understated look. This is amplified by the case, made from micro-blasted and polished black ceramic. Hublot’s usual eye for detail is visible in, for example, the hands, which are filled with brown luminescent material. They perfectly complement the bezel and the Venezia leather dial in which the indexes, numerals, and even the words ‘Swiss Made’ are embossed. Like the previous watches on which Berluti and Hublot collaborated, this is also a limited edition, as only 100 will be made.
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.