When it comes to dress watches, the phrase “less is more” holds great significance. Sure, there may be some disagreement as to the exact complications one would like to have in a dress watch, but I do find the addition of a seconds hand and date display to be rather helpful. The seconds hand lets you know the watch is still running (useful for mechanical watches), and the date display just makes for an overall more useful watch, taking a dress watch from one that is only worn on special occasions, to something you can wear to the office easily enough. Given that, a timepiece like the Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Automatic series replica watch is right up my alley.
Yes, this is the same Montblanc high quality replica watches of pen fame . There is a synchronicity in the products – if you are on the hunt for a nice, high-end pen, you likely would consider a watch on the luxury end of the spectrum as well. Not that the Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Automatic is prohibitively expensive, but it is something that is not an impulse purchase for most people. One of the first things that struck me about the watch was the applied indices. This is not something new, as applied indices are used on many watches, but they add some nice dimensionality to the dial.
On the Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Automatic, those applied indices are taken to another level, quite literally. As you can see in the photo above, the indices and numerals are very raised. Given the amount of shadowing this causes, you go from a flat dial to something that has a second plane involved. While I certainly did not do any side-by-side comparisons, these look to be close to twice the height of any other indices that I can recall seeing on a watch that crossed my desk. Aside from being different, this also shows a level of detail you would want from a luxury watch, be it entry-level or not.
Those indices and numerals, along with the handset, are plated in red gold. This gives some of a hint of the “old world” luxury that gold seems to bring to the table, while softening that yellow tone a bit to make it more palatable to those who normally do not wear yellow gold (say, like me). This choice might be a bit surprising to some, given that the 38mm case is polished stainless steel, and it did throw me at first. As I spent time with the watch, I appreciated it more. Basically, the red gold added another color to what otherwise would have been a very monochromatic look between the white dial and the steel case. It also makes for flexible leather strap Montblanc fake watches pairing. Our review sample came with a black alligator strap, but swapping in a warmer brown strap would work just as well given the red gold accents.
Car racing and watches: such a seemingly ever-young combination, tirelessly perpetuated by the countless automotive-inspired watches released year over year. Despite the highly saturated segment, there actually are very few watches that can pull off this racing vibe and remain wearable for the times when, you know, you are not driving your Porsche 550 Spyder on the twisty roads along the Côte d’Azur. The Chopard Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition (reference 168580-3001) promises to be one of these few, offering a mix of subtle Mille Miglia branding and not-so-subtle vintage racing-inspired design elements. Let’s see how it performs – not on the race track, but on the wrist.
A Few Words About The Mille Miglia
The Mille Miglia has to be one of the more obscure, and yet – reportedly – most amazing car racing series organized today.
Held earlier this year, Chopard cheap fake watches between May 19th and 22nd, the event featured more than 400 teams, competing over the one-thousand-mile (around 1,600km) distance between Brescia and Rome. The Mille Miglia is reserved for classic and vintage cars that have been a part of the historical races between 1927 and 1957 and leads through some R-rated driving roads of Italy. Since 1988, Chopard has served as historical world sponsor and official timekeeper of the car rally also known as “the world’s most beautiful race.”
Sounds like a magnificent time to be had… Yet, somehow, I have always felt that while it is a race based on admirable heritage and a genuine appreciation of vintage race cars, the number of Chopard high quality copy watches dedicated to it, as well as the emphasis placed on plastering Mille Miglia everywhere on most of said watches, was a bit overkill for many prospective buyers who would otherwise have liked the design, price point, and quality of Chopard’s racing-inspired timepieces. It has to be a terrific race, no doubt about it, but I always wondered if its fan base was as large and as dedicated to the event as it would need to be to justify previous Mille Miglia watch designs.
This reason exactly is why I was excited to review this Chopard Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition replica watches: on the front of it, there only is a small, and in fact beautifully integrated Mille Miglia logo at 12 – and that’s all the co-branding that you get pushed in your face. “Finally,” I thought, “a Mille Miglia watch that will be about restrained sportiness the way Chopard does it and about me wearing it all the time… and not about a 4-day event I can hardly relate to.” Co-branding and enhanced brand exposure is nice and all, but tasteful design and long-term wearability should come first, I think.
Piaget’s move into the high-end steel sports market surprised many – but how does the Polo S hold up under close inspection?
The Polo S caused quite a fuss when it was released. Not only was this steel sports watch far from what most people expect from the reserved Genevan brand, they also released it at a star-studded launch party in Brooklyn – the sort of event you’d expect from the likes of IWC and JLC. And finally there was the style of the watch. Many people in the watch community quickly noted its resemblance to similarly high-end steel sports watches, such as the Patek Philippe Nautilus and Aquanaut, and to a lesser extent the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and the Girard-Perregaux Laureato. But cut away all the drama around the release and what do you have? Well, not to give the game away, but you have a watch to be taken seriously.
Piaget first introduced the Piaget Polo back series replica watches in 1979 and, much like the Nautilus, Royal Oak et al, it was very much an ‘of the time’ design with bold vertical stripes bisecting the case and bracelet. Fast forward to 2009 and the Polo still had a place in Piaget’s line-up, the titanium-cased Polo FortyFive, which simultaneously beefed up the case size and (slightly) toned down the bold design. It’s always been something of an oddity in Piaget’s typically demure collection, and the Polo S attempts to offer the best of both worlds.
Now that the history lesson is over, let’s talk about the stainless steel case Piaget fake watches. While there’s a clear link to the tonneau shaped Polo models of yore, for me the Polo S bears a striking resemblance to Piaget’s high-end Emperador collection, thanks to the TV shaped dial in a wide flaked case. The flat oval shaped bezel has remarkably even horizontal brushing (not as fine as the bracelet, but more on that later), a nice nod to the stripes on the original Polo. The case middle is likewise brushed, but the angles are all polished. All up, the mixed finishes and shapes of the case add up to a very neat blend of sports and luxe. And the actual design itself? The other big news story is that the Polo S is cased in steel. And even though it’s not the brand’s first steel watch (that honour goes to the genuinely avant garde, and sadly short-lived Upstream), it’s a significant change for the predominantly precious metal brand.
Girard-Perregaux cheap replica watches introduced the Laureato watch model in 1975, in a period of disruptive changes for watchmakers.
Steel had become a serious option forluxury sport fake watches with many important brands presenting sporty yet elegant timepieces. Moreover, the arrival of quartz was threatening Swiss watchmakers and most of them began developing their own quartz movements. This was also the case of Girard-Perregaux, which equipped the Laureato with an in-house quartz movement oscillating at a frequency of 32,768 Hz. The dial was marked with “Quartz Chronometer” having passed a quality benchmark for precision.
The watch was also part of the emerging trend for two-toned watches mixing steel and gold. A polished octagonal bezel was embedded in a satin-brushed case with integrated bracelet.
Over the years the design of the Laureato was revamped while maintaining its distinctive traits and the collection expanded with the addition of various complications.
In 2016, Girard-Perregaux celebrates one of its most iconic models with the Laureato 2016, a limited edition Girard-Perregaux watch of 225 pieces in stainless steel.
A polished and satin-brushed finished flexible bracelet is seamlessly integrated with the 41 mm x 10.10 mm case characterised by the octagonal polished bezel which frames a dial – white gray or navy blue – stamped with a Clou de Paris small checkerboard pattern like the first 1975 models. The sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment allows the wearer to fully appreciate the dial decoration.
The baton-shaped hands come from the original model and have been enhanced with a hint of luminescent material. At 3 o’clock the date aperture.
The Laureato 2016 features the GP03300-0030 self-winding manufacture movement visible through the transparent case back. beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour, it offers a 46-hour power reserve.
Car racing and watches: such a seemingly ever-young combination, tirelessly perpetuated by the countless automotive-inspired watches released year over year. Despite the highly saturated segment, there actually are very few watches that can pull off this racing vibe and remain wearable for the times when, you know, you are not driving your Porsche 550 Spyder on the twisty roads along the Côte d’Azur. The Chopard Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition replica watches (reference 168580-3001) promises to be one of these few, offering a mix of subtle Mille Miglia branding and not-so-subtle vintage racing-inspired design elements. Let’s see how it performs – not on the race track, but on the wrist.
Held earlier this year, between May 19th and 22nd, the event featured more than 400 teams, competing over the one-thousand-mile (around 1,600km) distance between Brescia and Rome. The Mille Miglia is reserved for classic and vintage cars that have been a part of the historical races between 1927 and 1957 and leads through some R-rated driving roads of Italy. Since 1988, Chopard has served as historical world sponsor and official timekeeper of the car rally also known as “the world’s most beautiful race.”
Sounds like a magnificent time to be had… Yet, somehow, I have always felt that while it is a race based on admirable heritage and a genuine appreciation of vintage race cars, the number of Chopard cheap fake watches dedicated to it, as well as the emphasis placed on plastering Mille Miglia everywhere on most of said watches, was a bit overkill for many prospective buyers who would otherwise have liked the design, price point, and quality of Chopard’s racing-inspired timepieces. It has to be a terrific race, no doubt about it, but I always wondered if its fan base was as large and as dedicated to the event as it would need to be to justify previous Mille Miglia watch designs.
This reason exactly is why I was excited to review this Chopard Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition: on the front of it, there only is a small, and in fact beautifully integrated Mille Miglia logo at 12 – and that’s all the co-branding that you get pushed in your face. “Finally,” I thought, “a Mille Miglia watch that will be about restrained sportiness the way Chopard leather strap replica watches does it and about me wearing it all the time… and not about a 4-day event I can hardly relate to.” Co-branding and enhanced brand exposure is nice and all, but tasteful design and long-term wearability should come first, I think.
The approach to watchmaking of the Meyrin-based DeWitt cheap fake watches manufacture is never ordinary. This is well demonstrated by the recently presented Academia Out of Time model.
Housed in a round 42.5 mm diameter case, the Academia Out of Time watch is driven by an automatic DeWitt calibre featuring dead beat seconds, a highly appreciated watch complication.
With dead beat seconds, the second hand advances in full steps of one second instead of the more usually smooth sweeping action of mechanical seconds. In the Academia Out of Time they are displayed in the sub-dial at 4 o’clock.
This is visually balanced by another sub-dial at 8 o’clock which, surprisingly, has no hand. To use DeWitt’s own description, it features a “free seconds hand”. This is a symbolic representation of the opposition between real time and virtual time which we cannot measure with conventional methods.
Entirely developed, produced and assembled in-house, the 217-component movement DeWitt replica watches beats at 21,600 vibrations per hour and offers a power reserve of 65 hours.
Combining traditional and innovative materials, the Academia Out of Time’s case is crafted in rose gold and black rubber, with details that recall the typical imperial columns, one of DeWitt’s distinctive design elements.
The gold dial DeWitt fake watches are available in three shades of lacquer (black, white or blue) with appliqué numerals and circles in rose gold colour tone.
For 2015, Casio introduces yet another new Casio Pro Trek collection replica watches with the PRW-3500 – offered in a few variations – which predictably build upon the impressive Casio Pro Trek PRW-3000 from 2014. These fresh “many function” sports watches are a favorite among outdoors enthusiasts and active professionals, and here, they continue a design theme Casio has been carefully refining for many years.
In the age of Casio smartwatches replica watches, the Casio Pro Trek models still hold their own, showing that in order to be truly versatile, smartwatches have a long way to catch up before they can beat one of these mega digital watches. The Casio Pro Trek PRW-3000 was important for a number of reasons. One was for having Casio’s third generation Triple Sensor Version 3 system in the quartz movement (which is more accurate, uses less power, and is smaller than before). Second was because for a Pro Trek collection model it was relatively small with a case diameter of just 47mm wide (very small for a Pro Trek).
The Casio Pro Trek PRW-3500 uses that same Triple Sensor Version 3 module in the movement, but goes back to the chunkier style, with a wide rotating navigational bezel that Casio Pro Trek customers like. The Casio Pro Trek PRW-3500 has a 53.4mm wide case that is 14.5mm thick and 56.9mm long. Nevertheless, with the resin strap it weighs just 89 grams and offers Casio’s legendary Pro Trek comfort.
A major area of improvement in the PRW-3500 over the PRW-3000 is in water resistance which is back up to 200 meters (a typical Pro-Trek standard) from the PRW-3000’s mere 100 meters of water resistance. For a watch meant to go anywhere, the more “general purpose” PRW-3000 wasn’t quite up to snuff for some recreational diving. Also, rather than having a case produced from “resin and aluminum” (as is the case with the PRW-3000), the Casio water resistant fake watches Pro Trek PRW-3500’s case is in resin and steel (which adds just a touch of durability for the most demanding of consumers.
At Baselworld 2016, Girard-Perregaux cheap replica watches launched three new chronographs with automatic winding as part of the new Competizione collection which pays homage to speed and takes inspiration from the world of automobiles.
The first two models, named Stradale, features an elegant design, while the third one, the Circuito, has markedly sporty lines.
The Stradale chronographs sport a stainless steel case in a 42 mm contemporary size combined with a classic design which makes the watch sporty but with a touch of elegance.
Water resistant Girard-Perregauxfake watches to 30 metres, the Stradale features rounded lugs, “mushroom-type” push-pieces and a transparent sapphire crystal case-back to reveal the GP03300 manufacture movement which beats at 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour) with an autonomy of 46 hours.
The dial, available as silvered (ref. 49590-11-111) or black (ref. 49590-11-611), features baton-type hands with subtly sunken and delicately snailed counters. The date is displayed in the small window positioned between the fourth and fifth hour markers.
The Girard-Perregaux Stradale copy watches can be matched to an alligator strap fastened by a folding clasp or on a steel bracelet with prices of US$ 9,800 and US$ 10,500 respectively.
The Circuito version of the Competizione collection is characterised by a titanium and carbon case which frames a “honeycomb” open-worked composite dial recalling the radiator grilles and air inlets of automobiles. The Girard-Perregaux Circuito (ref. 49590-39-612) is completed on a carbon-effect calfskin strap fastened to the wrist by a double folding clasp in DLC-coated microbead-blasted steel. Retail price: US$ 13,400.
One year after the first Reverso dedicated to Vincent van Gogh and featuring his iconic Sunflowers, Jaeger-LeCoultre Vincent van Gogh dial replica watches presents a new interpretation of the iconic watch in tribute to the great Dutch post-impressionist painter.
The second series of the Reverso à Eclipse Tribute to Vincent van Gogh features an enameled miniature of the self-portrait as a painter (1887-88) on the dial. This masterpiece is one of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings and to this day the piece is presented in the permanent collection of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
A simple gesture is enough to open the shutters of the Jaeger-LeCoultrelimited fake watches, and to reveal a miniature recreation of Van Gogh’s work.
The unique reversible watch features a platinum case equipped with the in-house Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 849 copy watches, which lends itself perfectly for one of the rarest fine art traditions, miniature enamel painting. This unique craftsmanship demands precision, virtuosity and patience from the enameling artists at the Manufacture, one of the few places in the world where this fine art tradition is carried out.
This unique masterpiece, of which only four pieces will be made, was achieved in cooperation with the Dutch boutique partner Gassan and can be admired in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
Chronograph movements don’t come cheap. For a brand to develop their own requires years of research and testing, and bringing in ebauche movements can still be pricy. Tissot silver dial replica watches have the distinct advantage of being a member of the Swatch Group and more than any other brand in the group it develops movements along with powerhouse producer ETA. Combined with volume production, this has enabled Tissot to release the new PRC 200, a Swiss automatic chronograph for under $1,000.
Looking at the PRC 200 you’ll see you get what amounts to a pretty bread-and-butter chronograph. There is a date window at 3 o’clock, a 6 hour totalizer at 6 o’clock, running seconds at 9 o’clock, and the 30 minutes counter at 12 o’clock. The centered chronograph seconds hand has Tissot’s “T” as the counterweight and a minimal tachymeter scale sits on the flange around the dial. Both the black on white and white on black color schemes are crisp and easy to read, and circular graining adds some visual detail without cluttering things up.
The stainless steel case Tissot fake watches are 44mm across and a little on the thick side, though the lugs do a good job of minimizing how high up on the wrist the PRC 200 sits. The aligator strap feels nice, and while the PRC 200 is also available on a bracelet for a slight premium, it’s the rubber strap option I found the most enjoyable to wear. The dial has red accents added to the black dial and the black rubber strap makes the relatively large watch wear much easier than either of the other options.
But the all important question here is “how is that chronograph movement Tissot fake watches?” Honestly, not bad at all, especially for the price. The Tissot C01.211 was developed in collaboration with ETA, who makes the movement exclusively for Tissot. It is not ornately decorated, with the Tissot signed rotor winding the otherwise Spartan movement, but it certainly gets the job done. The pushers have a satisfying weight to them and you really feel the chronograph engage and disengage.