A pioneering spirit has defined fake IWC Schaffhausen’s approach to watchmaking since the Swiss brand’s inception over 150 years ago. The new TimberTex strap joins an impressive series of innovations, including the early adoption of titanium and ceramics in the 1980’s — from which birthed the world’s first-ever pure ceramic watch, the 1986 aaa quality replica IWC Da Vinci Chronograph Perpetual Calendar — and the more recent creation of Ceratanium®, a mixture of titanium and ceramics.
TimberTex joins luxury fake IWC Schaffhausen’s roster of leather alternatives like steel, textile and rubber; only this time, TimberTex can truly stand in as a replacement with its veiny, grained surface that mimics that of leather.
Unlike most synthetic leathers which are often derived from plastic or petroleum, TimberTex is made of 80% natural plant fibres. Ties to nature doesn’t stop there, with the cellulose used derived from Forest Stewardship Council-certified trees grown in the non-profit organisation’s sustainably and responsibly managed European forests. Then, the straps of those best quality IWC replica watches are manufactured in Italy with traditional paper-making techniques and coloured with natural plant-based dyes.
Finishing touches to the water-resistant straps include padding with recycled microfibre for the comfort factor and stitching via recycled thread.
Breitling fake latest addition to the historically-rooted Superocean collection has a color scheme similar to that of Panerai’s Radiomir Venti. Water resistant to 100 meters, it features a handsome bronze-colored sunray-brushed dial with an intense brown glow in the Superocean collection’s characteristic design. Its oversized markers and concave black ceramic bezel surrounded by red gold or stainless steel pay tribute to the 1957 original.
The 42 mm fake Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57 Outerknown is the third watch model that Breitling has created in collaboration with Outerknown, a Californian eco-conscious apparel brand cofounded by legendary surfer Kelly Slater, which contributes the Econyl nylon NATO strap produced from recycled fish nets.
This strap is both sustainable and resilient and thanks to its color and texture vibes perfectly with the dial and golden-hued markers.
The high quality copy Breitling Outerknown is nicely proportioned with a diameter of 38 mm and a height under 10 mm. Retaining the strong identity of the original, it looks exactly like a modern-day, vintage-styled timepiece should.
From a technological standpoint the stainless steel and rose gold case copy Breitling Heritage ’57 Outerknown also meets the demands of a contemporary retro timepiece thanks to its automatic manufacture caliber, which is chronometer-certified as is de rigueur at Breitling.
In addition to the two-tone limited edition model sporting a red gold bezel, Breitling also offers an unlimited variation in stainless steel.
Quick Facts Breitling Superocean Heritage ’57 Outerknown Limited Edition
Case: 42 x 9.9 mm, stainless steel/red gold or stainless steel
Movement: automatic Breitling Caliber 10, 4 Hz/28,800 vph frequency, 42-hour power reserve
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds
Limitation: 500 pieces (two-tone)
Price: $4,380 (stainless steel unlimited); $5,225 (two-tone limited)