Baselworld is still a good three months away but Omega is already offering a peek at what it has in store with a pair of new Speedmaster watches (that come just days after the online-only Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday). First up is the Speedmaster Automatic “Racing”.
The black and orange dial Omega cheap replica watches are characterised by square orange accents for the hours and alternating minute hash marks, a look typical of the 1970s nicknamed “Racing”. The very same style was also revived for the Omega Speedmaster Mark II of 2014.
Despite the retro vibes the Omega Speedmaster Automatic fake watches are tangibly modern. The arrowhead hour markers are 18k white gold, while the 44.25mm steel case features a black ceramic bezel. And the calibre 9900 inside has all of Omega’s latest technology, including exceptional level of magnetism resistance, a silicon hairspring, and METAS certification.
The Speedmaster Automatic “Racing” (ref. 304.32.44.51.01.001) is priced at SFr7800 or S$11,700. It will be available sometime in late 2017.
For decades the Rolex Air-King cheap fake watches were the most affordable Rolex Oyster, until it was discontinued two years ago. But now the Air-King is back with a distinctly unorthodox dial featuring oversized hour and minute indices as the ref. 116900.
Originating in the early 1950s as a watch evolved from the watches Rolex made for aviators in the 1930s, the Air-King was the the most affordably priced, self-winding Rolex Oyster wristwatch. Smaller than the Datejust and lacking a date function, the Air-King nonetheless carried the familiar Rolex look.
The new Air-King (ref. 116900), on the other hand, bears a strikingly novel look.The black dial features applied white gold hour numerals at the quarters with printed white five-minute markings – a look that is a blend of the Explorer and vintage “Compteur” stopwatches.
And to make it even more unusual, both “Rolex” and the seconds hand are in green, the company’s corporate colour, while the coronet logo is in yellow.
The stainless steel case Rolex replica watches are 40 mm in diameter, slightly larger than the Explorer. And the movement inside is the calibre 3131, self-winding with a 48 hour power reserve.
The Air-King is priced at SFr5900, only marginally more than the SFr5400 of the Oyster Perpetual 39, the identically sized and most affordable men’s Rolex Oyster.
Three years ago Audemars Piguet cheap fake watches gave its bestselling sports chronograph a major overhaul with an in-house movement as well as ceramic buttons and crown. Now a quartet of new models unveiled at SIHH 2017 joins the second generation Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph line-up, including a heavyweight version with a platinum case and bracelet.
The basic models are in stainless steel, starting with the blue on black (ref. 26470ST.OO.A028CR.01). This has a black dial with dark blue chronograph registers, matched with a dark blue chapter ring and alligator strap.
The other steel model has a brown dial (ref. 26470ST.OO.A820CR.01) fitted with pink gold hands.
Then there’s the 18k yellow gold Audemars Piguet fake watches that has a blue dial and gilt sub-dials (ref. 26470BA.OO.1000BA.01) that’s anything but subtle. This is delivered on a matching 18k gold bracelet, but accompanied by a spare alligator strap and 18k gold pin buckle.
The top quality of the line version is the all-platinum (ref. 26470PT.OO.1000PT.01) that marks the return of the model to the catalogue after a hiatus of several years. Impractically but impressively heavy – it tips the scales at over a pound or half a kilo – the platinum Offshore is a limited edition of 50 pieces with a pale grey dial and black sub-dials. Like the yellow gold model, it’s accompanied by a spare alligator strap with a platinum pin buckle.
All four models share the same specs, with a 42mm case featuring a sapphire case back that reveals the calibre 3126/3840 inside.
For 2017, TAG Heuer cheap replica watches have updated the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 43mm watches with skeletonized dials and some new color options, which provides a good opportunity to briefly reflect on the intricacies of this piece.
You see, at times when most major brands so scarcely gather the courage, resources, designer talent, and/or whatever else it would take, it was understandably refreshing to see the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 make its debut… as much as two years ago already. In the intervening time, TAG Heuer has also stepped up their game at delivering the different iterations of the Heuer-01 to retailers – supplies in places were reportedly limited – and now it is just down to creating yet newer versions around the solid foundations that this iteration of the TAG Heuer Carrera provides.
I have worn for quite some time and have extensively reviewed the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 chronograph back in 2015, which I liked for many reasons – its large 45mm case not being one of those things. The large-watch craze was at full swing when the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 was designed, but not even that powerful trend could inflate my wrists to better accommodate the Heuer-01 and its long, “decidedly Carrera” lugs. Thankfully, TAG Heuer has realized that there clearly is room (and demand) for a smaller-sized Heuer-01, which neatly brought us what we are looking at here: the descriptively named TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 43mm.
Now, when we first saw these “downsized” pieces in early 2016, they exclusively came with solid dials, maybe (just maybe) to further emphasize how these were the more scaled-back versions. Now, for 2017, TAG Heuer debuts three new skeletonized versions in black, blue, and brown. That’s Intense Black, Deep Navy Blue, and Cognac Brown if you for some reason prefer fancier names for the same thing.
The bezel is in matte ceramic bezel fake watches, and the cases are brushed steel. The TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 43mm’s front is covered by a domed sapphire crystal with antireflective coating on both sides, and the crown features a rubber piece wrapped around its brushed steel core. There is a lot happening on the dial, but all these new pieces have received the updated date aperture at 3:30 after (rightful) public outrage over the not-so-legible skeletonized black numerals over a dark background on the prototype debut versions.
If you want better legibility and a more timeless chronograph design (though still wrapped into a more contemporary case), you’ll likely want to go for the models with solid dials. Still, I want to see these new 43mm versions hands-on because I have a feeling that the skeletonized, more busy-looking dial will actually work really well with this slightly smaller and, I would venture saying, more proportionate design (see the 45mm version on the left and the 43mm on the right – I tried to get this image as true to size as possible).
It was about 2012 when Rado replica watches first released the HyperChrome collection of watches which, in my opinion, represents an interesting character and dimension to the brand. Rado’s self identity has been in flux over the last few years as the brand seeks to position itself appropriately in today’s market. The Swatch Group-owned brand has had considerable historic success with timepieces ranging from sport models to distinctive formal watches in ceramic. The Rado HyperChrome Automatic Chronograph continues the brand’s strength in ceramic, an honor it earned long ago, for a new generation of mechanical watch lovers. So let’s check out this easy-to-wear and -enjoy ceramic sports watch and discuss where I think it fits into the overall picture of modern timepieces.
On various occasions over the last few years I’ve had opportunities to discuss Rado’s history and ceramic watches. It was in the early 1980s, I believe, that Rado began to produce watches with zirconium oxide cases and bracelets. Zirconium oxide is the particular type of ceramic which most ceramic watches are made of. Oftentimes in watchmaking this is known as “high-tech ceramic Rado fake watches” Rado was the innovator in ceramic watches, which is a fact lost on many people today given that ceramic as a luxury watch material has been used prolifically.
Credit probably goes to Chanel for making ceramic a popular material for modern watches. In the early 2000s the Chanel J12 collection brought both black and white ceramic to the masses, which made the material a real phenomenon. Ceramic is a useful material in watchmaking for a range of reasons. Principle among them is that ceramic is very difficult to scratch, meaning that ceramic-cased watches do not appear to age, really. The color is permanent, in that it won’t fade or blemish over time, and that the material is both non-magnetic and hypoallergenic. The downside of ceramic is that because it is more rigid than metal, it can crack if subject to enough force. I’ve never personally cracked a ceramic watch, but it has been known to happen.
In my opinion, the drawbacks of ceramic watches are far outweighed by the positives which include the wear-resistance, as well as the colors. Looking on Rado’s website right now, I can count at least eight different color styles of the Rado HyperChrome chronograph series replica watches. These include the ceramic case material rendered as three shades of gray, brown, white, black, yellow gold tone, and rose gold tone. Few brands have the sophistication of Rado when it comes to using ceramic materials for cases and bracelets. The brand definitely deserves a lot more credit for its innovation in ceramic as a case material, which is credit the brand no doubt wants to have more of. A close inspection of the way their cases are made reveals a level of technical ingenuity really not found in most other ceramic-cased watches – especially at these prices.
How (positively?) incredible is this new, $6,200 Casio G-Shock Gold Hammer Tone MRGG1000HG-9A? That was my first (actually two) questions when I glimpsed at this freshly debuted watch by Casio. It is among the most expensive G-Shock watches sold today but to understand why that is and how that may be justified, we must take a closer look. You may remember that we went hands-on with the so-called “Hammer Tone” Casio G-Shock replica watches first at BaselWorld 2016 – though in a different, even more restrained color combination. In case you have missed that one, be sure to check out our live images and thoughts on that debut piece right here. Okay now, let’s see what this late-2016 version has in store for us.
The most important element to any Hammer Tone G-Shock is of course the Tsuiki finishing of the case. Tsuiki is a technique that is based on using a hammer to create a relief design on metal sheets and something that, Casio say, “has been handed down from 1,200 years ago.” It is an ancient Japanese metalworking technique that has been used to shape, decorate and harden pieces of metal used for armors, copper-ware and more.
A little bit of research into the matter reveals that there actually are literally hundreds of different types of hammers and nails that are used to shape a flat piece of bronze or other metal into the desired shape and/or to decorate them with the desired pattern. The Casio G-Shock Hammer Tone pieces are decorated by Bihou Asano, a master metalworker in Kyoto, Japan; needless to say, with all cases and metal bands being hand-made, no two will be alike.
The whopping 49.8 millimeter-wide Casio fake watches for sale and 16.9 millimeter-thick case of the new Casio G-Shock Gold Hammer Tone MRGG1000HG-9A is in fact identical to the Hammer Tone piece we covered hands-on, but this iteration features a fusion of Japanese colors with its deep, dark gold IP-coated case and bracelet and its indigo blue DLC-coated dial and case elements. To be clear, the base material of the watch and bracelet is “deep-layer hardened” titanium that was then gold-coated, saving the MRGG1000HG-9A from a mid-five-figure retail price. If anyone knows their way around metal surface treatments, it’s G-Shock, so you can bet all case and dial elements are going to be excellently executed.
Vintage, throwback, heritage. These are all words that have bombarded us regularly, and they can mean a variety of things. Most of it is simply marketing fluff, used to denote a particular look or design that may have no actual ties to history, and is simply made to look old (such as a forced patina on a case or “vintage-colored” lume). Then again, you do have brands coming to the table that do have some real history under their belts and can reference something from their own past rather than making stuff up. This what we can find in the just-announced Longines Heritage Military replica watches.
Based off of leather strap Longines copy watches Longines produced in 1918 (and currently part of their museum collection), the new Longines Heritage Military definitely looks the part, with clear lines going back to that original. This is most evident in the dial, with the 12 large numerals encircling things in a similar font. A welcome upgrade from the original is the Super-LumiNova that is utilized. We also have the running seconds subdial coming over from the original, albeit a good bit smaller. That’s not the only design tweak, though, and the next one is super unfortunate.
So, yeah, I am definitely not a fan of that change. One change I do like on the new Longines Heritage Military is the handset. The original had the pomme-style, which fit that era. In a more modern watch, especially one as sporty-looking at this, they would be severely out of place. Here, the designer did a good job in picking out an older-looking style (slightly updated), that fit in thematically with the watch while improving legibility. While we’re on the subject of things I like about the Longines Heritage Military, I do also like the shape of the 44mm case Longines fake watches, with a bezel that hearkens to the forbearer, and solid lugs sensibly replacing the wire of the original. As for the movement, it runs on a Calibre L615.3, which is based on the ETA 2895/2 movement. This gets the watch 42 hours of power reserve, so nothing to write home about but a solid movement.
On the whole, the overall look of the Longines Heritage Military is not particularly bad. It has obvious roots in the history of the brand, and it carries the modernized vintage feel well. It is simply a shame that they spoiled what could have otherwise been a rather sharp dial with that unfortunate date window. Those not as dismayed about that particular design decision as I am can look to pick up your own Longines Heritage Military for $2,050. For the rest of us, here’s to hoping they make some adjustments in a future iteration of the reference.
While it pains me to say this, it is nevertheless true: increasingly tough market situations have forced watch brands to ease back on releasing new super complicated watches. We have become used to seeing a handful of these so-called “halo watch” novelties every single year, but that no longer is the case as R&D budgets are cut and the financial sustainability is questionable for such eye-wateringly expensive projects. Worry not, though, as the all-new Chopard L.U.C Full Strike cheap fake watches are here and, frankly, it has everything going for it to become any real watch lover’s wet dream. Let’s see how it looks, works, and sounds, hands-on.
First, some context – and I’ll try and keep this as brief as possible. In 2016, Chopard cheap fake watches CA are proudly celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Chopard Manufacture, a highly capable manufacture in Fleurier, Switzerland, that has been producing both some great looking in-house (not-so-)base movements like in the Mille Miglia 2016 XL , as well as even more refined, top grade Chopard L.U.C watches and their wholly in-house calibers. The Chopard L.U.C Full Strike is the first minute repeater ever made by Chopard, and they say it took them six years to develop it – a commendable effort, because, like so many others, they too totally could have sourced a base minute repeater from one of the numerous suppliers… but they didn’t.
I’ll go out on a limb and say this: over the last few years, Chopard’s high-end, in-house L.U.C division has grown to be one of the most impressive suppliers of beautifully finished, uniquely and thoughtfully engineered and, last but not least, useful-feature-laden timepieces. Yet, Chopard to this day remains sort of an underdog, and while there is no doubt to Chopard L.U.C slowly but surely earning the reputation it deserves, a serious halo-piece like, you know, a kick-ass minute repeater might expedite the process.
533 Movement Parts & One Patented Component…
Chopard appears to have let loose a bit (quite a bit) and created something that would at last show off the full range of in-house capabilities of the Louis-Ulysse Chopard (L.U.C) manufacture: the brand’s first minute repeater, the Chopard L.U.C Full Strike, an all new, 533-component, 60-hour power reserve, Geneva Seal-certified chiming watch, set inside an 18k “Fairmined” rose gold case.
In the span of just two decades, Panerai replica watches have risen to become one of the most popular watch brands in the world and also a bona fide manufacture. Today, we are going to take a look at one of their more unconventional watches, the Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Acciaio watch. The Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Acciaio, also known more simply as the PAM 524, is a great choice for lovers of Panerai’s iconic Luminor case that want something a little more special to stand out. As its name clearly states, the PAM 524 is a chronograph with a flyback complication, and I love how Panerai has integrated these functions into the watch.
For readers not familiar with a flyback function, it lets the wearer reset and start the chronograph mechanism without first stopping and then reseting and then starting it again. Pushing the flyback button is enough to reset the chronograph to zero and after which the chronograph seconds hand will immediately resume timing without any interruption. This is especially useful for timing quick continuous events like lap times.
First things first, the case is based on Panerai’s very popular 44mm 1950 Luminor case. Thanks to its bold cushion shape design and its instantly recognizable crown-protecting device, the Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days fake watches Chrono Flyback Automatic Acciaio PAM 524 is big, chunky, brash, and has tremendous wrist presence. If you’re looking for a discreet timepiece, best look elsewhere.
Despite its chunkiness, the PAM 524 actually wears quite well on the wrist, thanks to the long, curved lugs and comfortable strap. That said, it’s a bit top-heavy, and the thickness is something that owners will need to get used to, otherwise they will be banging the watch into all sorts of things. The case is also well constructed with sharp lines and different finishing on the surfaces. The mirror-polished bezel Panerai replica watches, while other parts of the case are brushed.
Outside of the decently well-selling Altiplano collection, it does not always appear that Piaget has a specific strategy when it comes to their men’s watches. In fact, if there was one really nice high-end brand that produced their own movements inside of the Richemont Group that might benefit from a bit of an image injection on the men’s side, it is Piaget – at least in my opinion. That doesn’t mean Piaget isn’t still making some really nice watches, it just takes a bit of time (and money) to enjoy and learn about them. Take, for example, this very lovely and quite ritzy Piaget Emperador Cushion Tourbillon Automatic Skeleton replica watch.
At least, that is the name I’ve given the watch. Piaget’s website doesn’t even give the watch a name that sounds right outside of the reference numbers (there is an 18k rose gold and 18k white gold Piaget fake watches). An interesting note is that the movement inside of the 18k rose gold version is actually in 18k rose gold (the white gold-cased model does not have a gold movement). So, according to Piaget, this is the “Piaget Emperador tourbillon skeleton cushion-shaped watch,” which doesn’t sound very strong. To a degree, I understand the issue because this is essentially a cosmetic upgrade to a very similar watch from 2011. Back then, we went hands-on with the Piaget Emperador Coussin Tourbillon Automatic Ultra-Thin . Each uses a 1270-family movement, with the previous 2011 watch using an in-house-made caliber 1207P, while this new 2015 version uses the caliber 1207S. What’s different? Only the skeletonization style – but that makes it look really different.
Off the wrist, the Piaget Emperador Cushion Tourbillon Automatic Skeleton case is interesting and often attractive (depending on your perspective). On the wrist, it really depends on how thick your arms are. At 46.5mm wide Piaget copy watches, this is a nicely bold watch, but one that will look a bit silly on smaller wrists. On the correct wrists, there is certainly a handsome regality to the graceful curves and obvious distinct aesthetic elements.