Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Ref. 5320G Replcia Watches Hands-On

The history surrounding the first perpetual calendar wristwatch is a little hazy, but the Patek Philippe Ref. 97975 is widely regarded to be one of, if not the first wristwatch to feature a perpetual calendar. As a result, there’s something special when Patek Philippe releases a new perpetual calendar watch. And this was exactly what happened earlier this year at Baselworld 2017 when they announced the new brown alligator straps Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar fake watches, which is a little special because it adapts and combines traits of various vintage Patek Philippe perpetual calendar watches.

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There’s something quite special about wearing a perpetual calendar watch from Patek Philippe, or any perpetual calendar watch for that matter. It relieves its owners of the arduous task of having to adjust the watch to account for the inconsistencies of the number of days in a month. Helpfully, it also displays the current day and month, and also the date and phase of the moon. It is almost as if there is a microprocessor inside the watch.






Starting with the case, it is 40mm in diameter and done in white gold. Personally, I feel that 40mm really is the sweet spot, in my opinion, and the Patek Philippe Ref. 5320G appears neither too bulky nor too dainty on the wrist. The case has many elements worth talking about and the design seems to have been influenced by the Ref. 3449 perpetual calendar from the ’60s. For example, the bezel and lugs are stepped, which adds more visual appeal to the case, and not to mention complexity in construction and finishing. The stepped lug concept, in particular, is an interesting touch that is seldom seen on new watches.











The construction of the entire case is also quite unusual in that it is stamped from a block of white gold and then machined down and finally finished with a mixture of machine and hand-finishing. Stamping in metalworking is often thought of as a low-cost process, but the final product that we see here is as well constructed and finished as any other high-end Patek Philippe watch that I have seen. In fact, if I hadn’t volunteered this piece of information to you, you probably would never have known that the case was stamped.




Unfortunately, despite being made from a single block of gold, water resistance is still rated at just 30m. Though not necessarily a deal-breaker for this kind of watch, a higher water resistance would have been welcomed, especially for folks who are less careful with their watches around water. The last thing you want is to damage your precious Patek just because you were a little careless while washing your hands.




The dial comes in a warm ivory cream color that I like very much. The color is rich and consistent throughout the dial, but it should be noted that it is lacquer and not enamel. The dial configuration is classic Patek Philippe: apertures for the day and month at 12 o’clock, a moon phase display and date sub-dial at 6 o’clock. To the right of the date sub-dial you also have the leap year indicator, and to the left you have a day/night indicator. All of the perpetual calendar indications are well-sized and easy to read at a glance.





Elsewhere on the dial, the hour markers are marked out using a combination of large Arabic numerals and round markers, which are actually black-coated 18k white gold. They look exceptionally well-made and have smoothly curved edges. They are also filled with luminous material, and they give off a bright blue glow in the dark that instantly calls to mind Rolex’s Chromalight luminescent material. The minute tracks are in black and the printing is, as you would expect from the Arabic numerals Patek Philippe copy watches, simply immaculate.



But perhaps the most attention-grabbing element of the dial are the syringe-style hour and minute hands, which are inspired by the Ref. 1591, a unique stainless steel perpetual calendar from the ’40s. It was auctioned by Christie’s in 2007 for slightly over $2.2 million and the story goes that it was once owned by a Maharajah. In any case, you don’t often see syringe hands on new Patek Philippe watches, so this makes the new ref. 5320G look and feel quite special. Like the hour markers, the hour and minute hands are made out of blackened 18k white gold.





The Caliber 324SQ movement within is new. While older perpetual calendars from Patek used the Caliber 240Q, the Ref. 5320G breaks tradition by using this new movement, which is essentially the base Caliber 324 fitted with a perpetual calendar module. The biggest difference is that the Caliber 324SQ relies on a full rotor to wind its mainspring, which should mean quicker winding when worn on the wrist. The old Caliber 240Q uses a micro-rotor.




The Caliber 324SQ has all of the niceties afforded to modern Patek movements, which includes a Gyromax balance, a Spiromax balance spring, and a large 21k gold rotor. It consists of 367 components, and despite the use of a full-size rotor, it is fairly thin at just 4.97mm. It beats at 4Hz and it is finely finished with generous applications of perlage on the main plate, as well as beveling and Côtes de Genève on the bridges. That said, it doesn’t quite have the level of detail that you would find on an A. Lange & Söhne and that’s something prospective buyers should take note. Power reserve isn’t totally impressive either, with a minimum of 35 hours and maximum of 45 hours.




The new Patek Philippe Ref. 5320G is a charming watch with many nice design touches. I especially like the stepped case and lugs, as well as the ivory dial and hour markers. The syringe-style hands are quite cool too, but, believe it or not, I’m actually indifferent towards them.




For the few and lucky folks in the market for a perpetual calendar watch from Patek Philippe, the new Ref. 5320G represents an interesting choice. Compared to the Ref. 5327 or Ref. 5140, the Ref. 5320G is definitely more refreshing and stands out. While it costs considerably less than the Ref. 5140 and about the same as the Ref. 5327, I guessed a lower price-tag would be attached to the watch. If you are lucky enough to be in such a position, all these delicate replica watches  don’t really make for a bad problem to have.

Breitling Chronoliner B04 & Chronomat 44 Boutique Edition Replica Watches

Breitling, which recently made watch industry news for their sale to CVC Capital Partners for a cool $873 million US, seems to be carrying on with business as usual, producing limited editions of core offerings for their devoted fans. The brand has also garnered attention in the last year for their collaboration with Tudor (as we discussed when looking at the Breitling Superocean Heritage II watches) in producing several new manufacture chronograph calibers such as the Breitling B01 (which Tudor calls the MT5813). Now, nodding toward their long-standing history with aviation, Breitling has released the blue dial Breitling Chronomat 44 Boutique Edition copy watches and the Chronoliner B04 Boutique Edition. These are limited-edition blue versions of popular Breitling models produced in small quantities of 100 each and available only in Breitling boutiques.





Breitling’s new Chronomat 44 Boutique Edition differs from the standard model most prominently in its blue color theme with a blue “Vietnamese mother-of-pearl” dial and an individually numbered “Special Delivery Pinup Girl” engraving on the case back. For those unfamiliar with the model, the Breitling Chronomat 44 is a 44mm stainless-steel, aviation-oriented watch capable of 500m of water resistance and equipped with Breitling and Tudor’s co-designed B01 caliber, a COSC-certified 47-jewel automatic movement manufactured by Breitling with 70 hours of power reserve that oscillates at 28,800bph (4Hz).










Second in their limited series of boutique-only offerings is the blue leather straps Breitling Chronoliner B04 fake watches, a special version of their Chronoliner which differs from the off-the-shelf version in its inclusion of the Breitling-manufactured B04 movement, blue color scheme, and similarly individually numbered “Special Delivery Pinup Girl” engraving on the case back. The 47 jewel, self-winding, 70-hour-power-reserve, in-house-manufactured B04 movement is worthy of special mention for its capability of tracking both a second and third timezone by way of an additional red-tipped hand and a blue ceramic 24-hour bezel which has also been given the blue treatment.









These limited-edition watches represent Breitling’s dedication to adding more variety to its core offerings with manufacture movements and are consistent with their established aviation connection. With these limited-edition versions, Breitling’s faithful fans are reminded that, despite having recently changed hands, the Breitling we’ve come to know is still going strong and continuing to move forward. The relatively high price of the two limited pieces, $9,090 for the Breitling Chronomat 44 and $9,150 for the Breitling Chronoliner B04 as shown, may also speak to the future direction of the brand as they include more manufacture movements in their releases. The Breitling Chronomat 44 Boutique Edition and the Chronoliner B04 Boutique Edition will both be available only at Breitling boutiques. The best copy watches will delight your life.

The Caliper View Replica Watches

The Caliper View watch was born out of an appreciation and fascination with machines. The design was largely influenced by mid-twentieth century technical instruments; the precision tools that scientists, engineers, and technicians relied on to get their work done before electronics became ubiquitous. We have a collection of these mid-century technical devices. We have precision laboratory scales, slide rules, steel drafting tools, and survey equipment, in addition to beautiful old cameras. These tools are heavily built and beautifully crafted. They have clear and simple numeric scales, and are fitted with indicators and markers designed to maximize legibility. These tools reflect a clean modernist aesthetic with no fuss or ornamentation. The geometry is comprised of circles and straight lines with few complex curves.









In the mid-seventies, the first miniature calculators were developed, rendering slide-rules and mechanical calculators redundant. Around the same time, the development of quartz watch movements brought the mechanical watch industry to its knees. Plastic rapidly replaced steel as a more cost-effective material, and soon, quality and durability were forgotten in favor of the cheap and semi-disposable.

Although the stainless steel case Caliper View fake watch  is inspired by technology from the ’50s and ’60s, it does not look like a watch from that time. It’s a design that could only exist now. Our design reaches back for inspiration to create something new.


The design we developed is based on the visual and geometric language of technical tools. The watch is 38mm in diameter and 13mm thick, making it rather taller than the average watch. One reviewer likened the form to a vintage camera lens.

Caliper Timepieces takes its name from a particular tool: the Vernier Caliper. This deceptively simple tool embodies the ingenuity of mechanical design. The Vernier scale is an elegant solution to a mechanical problem, and allows for far more precise measurement than what is possible with a simple uniform scale. We also like the fact that caliper is a play on words of the horological use of the work caliber.




We’ve called this model the Caliper ‘View’ due to the transparent elements of the watch. In addition to sapphire glass on the front and back, the View has a glass watch face behind the hands. By adding printed elements to this surface, we’ve been able to float graphics over the movement. There are three face design versions. The first version incorporates callouts like a technical diagram that illustrates key elements of the movement. It’s subtle – something you discover as you look closely. The second face version is a screen of grey dots that partially conceals the movement. A third face option is clear glass that fully reveals the movement.




The design is intended to appear simple and minimalist at first but to reveal more complexity on closer inspection.To develop the specs for this timepiece, we focused on building the best watch possible that could be sold for under $400 US Dollars. The movement we settled on is the Japanese Miyota 82S0, an automatic movement with 21 jewels and 21,600 vibrations per hour. It has an ‘open heart’ in that the balance wheel is visible from the front. The metal has a nice patterned finish on the back and we were able to engrave the company name on the rotor. The movement has a clean and purposeful finish without decoration, which is in line with our aesthetic for this design. The transparent case back Caliper copy watches are the fine works as well.




The case and glass are robust. We’ve used 316L stainless steel and sapphire glass. The watch is built to be water resistant to 10 ATM. It’s not a dive watch but much tougher than the average. The Caliper View watch is a solid and well-made timepiece that offers very good value at our target price. these wonderful replica watches will bring your life with more happiness and dignity.

We are very happy with the result. The quality and finish is everything we had hoped for. We originally launched on Kickstarter and the comments and feedback we’ve received have been very positive.

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IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Sport Edition ’50th Anniversary Of Mercedes-AMG’ Replica Watches

WC has launched the limited-edition IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Sport Edition “50th Anniversary Of Mercedes-AMG” watch to commemorate, as the name suggests, the golden anniversary of AMG, the performance motoring arm of Mercedes-Benz. The watch will be available in a limited run of 250 pieces and is available at only a small premium over the standard Ingenieur Chronograph Sport.




Under the dial, this watch shares the same movement as the regular production stainless steel case IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Sport copy watches or the Portugieser Chronograph, which is the in-house Caliber 89361. An automatic chronograph equipped with 68 hours of power reserve, this movement offers flyback functionality, a feature that fits right in with the motorsport racing theme as it is used to time successive intervals of time like race laps. It also has the unique hour and minute totalizer (which we discussed in the above linked-to article) at 12 o’clock which is intended to make the chronograph reading more intuitive.




The one difference between this small calendar IWC fake watches “50th Anniversary Of Mercedes-AMG” and the other watches equipped with the calibre 89361 is apparent when you look at the case back. Like the original Ingenieur from 1955, the IWC Mercedes-AMG Ingenieur Chronograph Sport is equipped with a soft iron cage that helps make the watch anti-magnetic, though IWC does not provide concrete figures on how anti-magnetic it actually is. In keeping with the motorsport and specifically AMG theme, the back of the soft iron cage has holes drilled into it in a radial formation to make it look like a brake disc. In addition, the back of the cage is engraved with the words, “Tribute to One Man One Engine.” This is in reference to the fact that each engine that is produced by AMG is assembled from scratch by a single AMG mechanic. Personally, I struggle to see the benefit of engraving and drilling into the soft iron cage, and think a solid case back with similar engravings would’ve been sufficient. The AMG theme, however, is loud and clear.




The dial is silver plated with a zero-to-sixty-styled index, another of the many motorsport-inspired design changes. On that note, IWC has said that the color scheme of red, white, and anthracite was meant to reflect the color scheme found on race tracks around the world, i.e., red and white for the curbs and anthracite for the asphalt. All the hands related to the chronograph function are in red, while the ones dedicated to telling time are in black. The dial is completed by a date window at 3 o’clock and in a final touch to the motorsport theme, a tachymeter scale around the edge – a feature that, while not particularly useful in this day and age, was definitely expected on such a watch.




All of this is housed in a 44mm titanium case rated for 120m of water-resistance, with a screw down crown and rectangular pushers. At 15.9mm thick and with Grade 5 titanium which has the appearance of stainless steel, you’d be forgiven for expecting this to be a heavy watch. However, one of the primary benefits of titanium is that it is a very light yet strong metal. While the use of titanium is not unique to this limited edition, it definitely fits right in with the idea of performance motorsports where lightweight, strong materials are highly prized. The case has brushed sides, polished front and back bezels and polished crown guards and pushers. The bezel for the case back is engraved with “Edition 50th Anniversary of Mercedes-AMG” and “One out of 250.”




IWC’s relationship with Mercedes-AMG goes back to 2004, and has resulted in multiple limited editions, several with unique case materials like boron carbide. This watch represents another milestone in that continuing relationship. With this collaborative relationship in mind, owners of each of the five special-edition Mercedes-AMG GT3 “Edition 50” cars will also receive a limited edition IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Sport. Like the watch, this car was specially designed and launched to celebrate the 50-year anniversary.




I mentioned that this edition had a surprisingly light premium over the non-limited model. Special edition watches often cost significantly more than their standard siblings, many times with no other reason than that it is labeled a special edition and maybe has a different dial color – and for some supposed “exclusivity.” This can be quite frustrating for watch collectors. The IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Sport Edition “50th Anniversary Of Mercedes-AMG” costs only $800 more than the standard Ingenieur Chronograph Sport. This makes it more attractive for the collector who appreciates the Ingenieur line but wants something different and less common than the regular offerings – and in a year where we’ve seen “limited edition” runs of 2,012 or 6,000 pieces, 250 pieces makes it feel more “rare” indeed. The IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Sport Edition “50th Anniversary Of Mercedes-AMG” is available on a black calfskin strap, which only devoted to complete the gorgeous replica watches.

Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon Blue Replica Watches

While perhaps historically best known for their marine chronometers, Ulysse Nardin is in modern times, an integrated manufacturer of complete watches and movements including some very high-end and complicated calibers. The blue rubber straps Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon fake watches are exactly the latter. With an in-house flying tourbillon movement, extremely minimalist skeletonization, and an ultra modern look, the Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon Blue represents a side of Ulysse Nardin that perhaps deserves another look.




Ulysse Nardin has so many strong collections and provocative, technically interesting watches for us to talk about. From the innovative Freak collection to complicated chiming watches, artistic dials, and more, their Executive collection can get overlooked. The last time we covered a Ulysse Nardin Executive collection watch, in fact, was with the Executive Dual Time reviewed here back in 2012. The Executive is characterized by a very modern and even slightly sporty case with triple-pronged lugs (necessitating proprietary straps), oversized Roman numerals at the compass points of the dial, and the horizontal rectangle in the middle. The name – along with the Roman numerals, perhaps – seems to suggest a conservative and business theme.




If the Roman numerals Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon copy watches are to be worn by some kind of executive or CEO, however, I imagine he would be of the Richard Branson variety. The Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon was introduced in 2016, and this version increases the case’s size and offers it in blue – as it is still, apparently, the watch industry’s current couleur du jour. The 2016 Executive Skeleton Tourbillon came in a 43mm titanium case with black highlights, and the new Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon Blue is 45mm wide with lots of blue, from the ceramic bezel and carbon fiber-patterned leather strap to elements of the dial and movement.









Visually, the design of the Executive Skeleton Tourbillon dial is striking. UN has stripped down both the dial and the movement to create a three-dimensional appearance of negative space and architectural depth. Some of the cleverly designed dial elements support the movement while others don’t. The Roman numerals and central square are all separate components, and while we are just looking at pictures and renders from the brand for now, we can trust that the finishing will be expertly executed.









The heart of the Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon is the manually wound UN 171 movement with an impressive 170 hours (7 days) of power reserve beating at 2.5Hz (18,000bph). The plates and bridges of the movement are only minimally existent. This leaves the movement and tourbillon with the silicon escapement and balance spring the brand is known for, fully visible from the front and back of the watch.




The view from the case back mirrors the dial with the rectangular frame-like bridge supporting the movement. From the front, parts of the movement look almost as if suspended in air, and the tiny gears are exposed and delicate-looking. Plates and bridges do add important structural stability to movements, so tourbillons and skeletonized movements such as this are indeed delicate and, needless to say, probably best saved for doing “executive things,” and not rock climbing or off-road BMXing. With that said, water-resistance is 30m.




All things considered – that is, in the context of the high-end watch industry – the price of the Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon Blue isn’t outrageous. The Rotonde de Cartier Flying Tourbillon, for instance, is comparable in a couple of ways, but is more than double the cost. For a similarly bold, contemporary style of skeletonization and wearing experience from Roger Dubuis’ “entry-level” Excalibur Automatic Skeleton, again, the price is much higher, all these charming fake watches are full of fantastic designs.

Tissot Heritage 1948 Chronograph Replica Watches

Tissot has been keeping busy so far in 2017, with a plethora of new models released including the T-Touch Expert Solar II and the crowd favorite Tissot Ballade featuring a silicone hairspring at an entry-level price. Add to these the steel case Tissot Heritage 1948 chronograph copy watch, based on the brand’s chronograph models in their museum collection from (you guessed it) 1948.




Between the Clous de Paris bezel of the Ballade and the recognizably vintage-inspired Heritage, Tissot has continued releasing older generation models with a bit more contemporary flare. This is something we’ve always seen in the industry that has been noticeably more aggressive in the last couple of years in luxury brands as well as the “affordable” market. The Omega 1957 Trilogy comes to mind, as does the Breitling Super Ocean Heritage II. In the affordable realm, Undone has created an entire business model around their most popular vintage designs. Those are just a few examples among many, many others. While some complain that there aren’t enough totally new and contemporary watches coming out these days, it’s hard to deny the charm of the Tissot Heritage 1948.




The white dial Tissot Heritage 1948 fake watches‘ 39.6mm wide stainless steel case is water resistant to 30m and fitted with a Hesalite crystal. This is an eyebrow-raising move for Tissot. Hesalite is perhaps most widely known for its use on the Omega Speedmaster after NASA requested a material that doesn’t shatter on impact. Being in a zero-gravity environment would cause significant problems if little glass shards were floating around. Using a plastic-ish base, Hesalite is almost impossible to break.

The downside is that it scratches more easily than sapphire, the crystal material of choice for the vast majority of luxury watches today. Essentially scratch-proof, yes, but it can shatter with a very hard impact. Tissot’s original mission back in the day was to create an industrial watch “destined for engineers, technicians, doctors, and sportsmen,” and having a shatterproof crystal was an important place to start. The Tissot Heritage 1948 gives a fair nod to that era of Tissot’s history.









Inside the watch is the ETA 2894-2 workhorse chronograph movement. This is less common than the Valjoux 7750 integrated chronograph movement and uses a chronograph module built on top of an ETA 2892-2. The automatic movement features a date window at the controversial 4:30 location – a rather contemporary move for a “heritage” watch in addition to the chronograph registers at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock. One of my favorite aspects of the watch is the harmony I perceive between the different design elements.

Looking at the dial straight on, the black seconds hand and black chronograph hands seem to flow with the black logo. The steel leaf-shaped hour and minute hands are silver in color, matching the Roman numeral 12 o’clock index and steel case against a barely off-white dial bringing a culmination of an almost minimalist, but equally uniform design. That is helped by the lack of a tachymeter, telemeter, pulsometer, or any other kind scale that can add a technical or sporty look but undeniable clutter to a watch design. Either way, that kind of addition would probably go mostly unused by owners. With the exception of the rather busy exhibition case back, the watch has a very elegant look, and that is something I find appealing for an arguably dressy chronograph.




The Tissot Heritage 1948 watch will come with three different strap and bracelet options. Alligator leather straps are available in black or brown, and there is a Milanese steel bracelet. For fans who want to take the retro look even further, I feel the bracelet provides a great option. Personally, though I would almost always opt for a bracelet, I find the black leather far more fitting in this particular case.




Overall, Tissot is definitely dipping its cup in the sea of the retro market that is so popular right now, and they are doing a good job at it. As the owner of a number of Tissot delicate replica watches myself, both sporty and dressy, I find myself continuously drawn to these latest vintage-inspired releases. This includes the Ballade with technical upgrades well within the reach of affordability, and the Heritage 1948 with a significant retro swag that still manages to remain contemporary enough to wear with jeans.

Zenith Chronomaster Heritage Limited Edition By Timeless Luxury Replica Watches

Timeless Luxury Watches is proud to announce our first collaboration with one of our all-time favorite watch companies, Zenith. As much or more than any other watch company in the world, Zenith is known for its chronographs, so deciding to make the alligator straps Zenith Chronomaster Heritage Limited Edition fake watches, using their legendary El Primero automatic movement, was an easy choice.





Within Zenith’s extensive portfolio of chronographs, however, the challenge was to create something that was true to the El Primero’s history without duplicating Zenith’s portfolio. To do that, we went back to the classic A273, one of Zenith’s dressiest interpretations of a chronograph.




To recapture its understated appeal, we created a similar, yet unique, dial. As always, we have included a blue element to our limited edition’s sub-dial and seconds hands, just like the A273 had. However, while both use a sunburst metallic dial, our new Zenith Chronomaster Heritage Limited Edition moves away from the original’s silver in favor of a subtle champagne color. We think that this dial color offers a very pleasant contrast with the blued hands. We’re also quite fond of no-date watches at Timeless, so it should be no surprise that, like the original, the Zenith Timeless Chronomaster Heritage features a simple, chronograph-only layout.




While perfecting the dial was challenging, choosing the case was not. The obvious case to utilize from Zenith’s modern portfolio was the Heritage 146 for its strong resemblance to the original. The 146’s lugs are bolder and more contemporary, but the versatile 38mm size was ideal for our purposes and the pushers matched its vintage style perfectly. However, the crown was thicker than what we were looking for, so instead we opted for a somewhat thinner and more understated crown which better contributed to its dressy look.




We’re also pleased to offer three different straps, all priced identically, on the new Zenith Chronomaster Heritage Limited Edition. Collectors can choose between brown, black, and blue straps, as well as three different lengths. That optionality makes this a watch to perfectly fit and match every buyer, right out of the box.

The silver dial Zenith Chronomaster Heritage Limited Edition copy watches will be our smallest run of a limited edition yet, with only 25 pieces being made.

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Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti Scritto Replica Watches

No watch company understands brand partnerships and how to use them quite as well as Hublot. Obviously, not everyone is going to appreciate these collaborations that span a wide range of products, interests, personalities, and activities. But certain combinations will resonate with certain consumers in a way that not much else does. Hublot’s association with fellow LVMH brand Berluti will likely go right over the heads of watch lovers who don’t get menswear. But for fans of Paris-based Berluti, which is known for leather footwear, the release of the new automatic movement Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti Scritto copy watches will make a lot of sense.The new black or brown calf-skin  straps Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti Scritto fake watches build upon the success of last year’s Classic Fusion Berluti watch. And like last year’s model, the new watches use Berluti’s distinctive patinated leathers for the straps as well as the dials, creating an effect of the strap continuing right through the watch for a very cohesive look.

Two models will be offered, one in 18k King Gold with a brown leather strap, and the other in black ceramic with a black leather strap. Case diameter is 45mm, and the case design is unchanged from the non-limited edition Classic Fusion Chronograph watches. In other words, the traits that define the Classic Fusion Chronograph case, like the H-shaped screws, integrated lugs, and differing finishes on the case, are all intact. Water resistance is rated at 50m.


The 18k King Gold model will get a brown strap and dial while the black ceramic model will get a black strap and dial – both are made using Berluti’s Venezia leather. The hues of the leather are achieved by using a special tanning technique, and the dial’s leather is specially treated to remove all moisture before it is cased. The Hublot logo as well as the hour markers on the dial are all embossed onto the leather.

Powering the watch is the trusty HUB1143, Hublot’s basic self-winding chronograph movement. It’s no integrated chronograph movement, but instead uses an ETA base and a chronograph module from Dubois Dépraz. Nevertheless, it runs at a thoroughly modern 4Hz and provides a power reserve of 42 hours, so even though it isn’t an in-house made and integrated chronograph movement, I don’t think that many will complain about its functionality.

The Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti Scritto watches will come in a large presentation box that is lined with the Berluti’s Venezia leather. And inside, apart from the watch, owners will find wax and brushes to help keep their straps in tip-top condition.

At the end of the day, the new Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti Scritto watch is, very much like its predecessor – a polarizing watch. People who “get it” will appreciate its design and crafts, while people who don’t will wonder what on earth Hublot is thinking. I can’t say that I’m into menswear or shoes in particular, but I can definitely appreciate the spirit behind these new replica fantastic watches and their unique and rather attractive looks. The Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti Scritto in 18k King Gold will be limited to 250 pieces.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver ‘Funky Colour Edition’ Replica Watches For 2017 Hands-On

At SIHH 2017, Swiss Audemars Piguet celebrated color – which is clearly the focus for these versions of the popular colorful  rubber straps Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver 15710ST copy watches. The independent brand’s offerings are light on novelty but rich in hue, and known as the “Funky Colour Editions.” As such, the company is likely doing what is smart this year as they continue to navigate uncertain economic waters where pouring R&D money into totally new products can be seen as a bit unwise. Despite understanding this fact of necessary prudence, it makes being a watch blogger tough since we are always hungry for annual “newness.” With that said, Audemars Piguet continues to remind myself and colleagues that our desire for “all things Royal Oak” is by no means a new feeling.

Images by David Bredan & James Stacey.

The small calendar Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver fake watches are probably the Audemars Piguet I’d want to next own. I developed a fondness for it back in 2010 when the Royal Oak Offshore Diver was first introduced. Since then, Audemars Piguet has released a number of versions in various case materials ranging from steel to forged carbon, and ceramic (see them all in our Royal Oak Offshore topic page or search “Audemars Diver” on aBlogtoWatch). For 2017, the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver watches are all in steel, but celebrate a host of bold visual styles which echo other products already produced by the brand, as well as a color theme which you can find in other new-for-2017 Audemars Piguet watches such as the much more expensive Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph Selfwinding Limited Edition pieces.







Not that any of these watches are inexpensive, but if you are going to opt for a sporty timepiece in mostly electric green, my suspicion is that spending circa $20,000 (the Royal Oak Offshore Diver) feels a bit more appropriate for something that isn’t going to be a daily wear as compared to circa $300,000 for a pure collector’s piece (the Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph Selfwinding Limited Edition). Most people will likely err on the more conservative side and opt for the same watches in more “classic” colors offered by Audemars Piguet. Then again, if you live a lifestyle where you can pull-off one of these colorful Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Divers as your daily wear, then more power to you.







Last year at SIHH 2016, Audemars Piguet toyed with the notion of dressing the Royal Oak Offshore Diver in flashy colors when they introduced the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph. What I found to be interesting is that they debuted the Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph (hands-on here) exclusively in wild colors such as yellow, orange, blue, and green… without a model that would be considered a bit more conservative. That was an interesting move, for sure. As of now, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph still isn’t available in anything but the bold colors.









I was further inspired by Audemars Piguet and the Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph when thinking about my recent article on things I’d like to see more of and less of from the watch industry in 2017 and discussing my hope for more bold colors in watches by major brands. It looks like Audemars Piguet shares my enthusiasm. There are five “vibrant” Funky Colour Edition styles of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver to choose from this year including the reference 15710ST.OO.A027CA.01 in dark blue, 15710ST.OO.A070CA.01 in bright orange, 15710ST.OO.A051CA.01 in acid yellow, 15710ST.OO.A038CA.01 in lime green, and the 15710ST.OO.A010CA.01 in white. The latter is extremely similar in design to the white ceramic Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver from 2014.







Each of the models comes in a finely finished 42mm-wide steel case that is water resistant to 300 meters. A hallmark design element of the Royal Oak Offshore Diver is the inner rotating timing bezel which is operated by the crown located at 10 o’clock. It appears that the blue-colored crowns are coated in vulcanized rubber. Attached to the cases are extremely high-quality rubber Royal Oak Offshore tapering straps in colors to match the bold hues of the watches. Interestingly, blue is the common color across all these new models, and in order to provide a more “safely conservative” option, Audemars Piguet includes an extra blue-colored strap with each watch. The model that already comes on a blue strap gets an extra yellow strap to go with it. That 15710ST.OO.A027CA.01 piece might actually be the coolest model when on the yellow strap.


The dials are what you’d expect, save for the new colors. The Mega Tapisserie face is fitted with 18k white gold bold hour markers and very legible matching hands. The white and blue dials are likely to be the most calming to look at over long periods of time, while the green, orange, and yellow ones might be prone to causing “funky headaches” if you aren’t in the right mood to glance at such bold colors all the time.






Inside the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver is the Audemars Piguet caliber 3120 automatic movement. It operates at 3Hz (21,600bph) with a power reserve of 60 hours. These always have a lovely degree of finishing and decoration, and Audemars Piguet has maintained the 300m water-resistance while offering a sapphire crystal display caseback with a view of the movement and engraved 22k gold rotor.



If you are an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak fan and already have a few conservatively-colored Audemars Piguet models in your collection then adding one of these Funky Colour Editions is likely what Audemars Piguet feels you might want to do. The brand’s current strategy is clearly focused on the popularity of the Royal Oak, and part of that means selling more models to existing customers. All these cheap fake watches are ready for you to try .

Panerai Mare Nostrum Chronograph PAM716 Replica Watches Returns

Panerai returns once more to what they call “Our Sea.” The blue dial Panerai Mare Nostrum Chronograph PAM716 (PAM00716) fake watches  are surprise, mid-2017 release from Officine Panerai that actually harkens back to not only its pre-Richemont days, but also to the brand’s first chronograph, produced during World War II…or some time after.

 

Historically, Mare Nostrum stood for “Our Sea” in Latin and it was the Roman’s name for the Mediterranean Sea. However, if you are more on-point with the history of Panerai than that of the world, you’ll know that Mare Nostrum was the name of the company’s first chronograph, reportedly designed for deck officers in the Italian Navy.

An original Mare Nostrum captured on a photographic plate from the 1950s. Photo: Panerai – Una storia Italiana, via: perezcope.com

As you would imagine, given the reputation of mid-20th century Panerai, and the appalling circumstances of World War II, the original Mare Nostrum prototype was a proper monstrum of a watch. For starters, it measured some 52mm wide, and was named Mare Nostrum after the phrase first used by the Romans – and, well, later first revived by Italian nationalists following the 1861 unification of Italy and then by the fascists of World War II. As such, the origins of the name “Mare Nostrum” can be traced back to the era of the expanding Roman Empire, but one really need not look back that far in time to have a clue as to why it was named as such in the Italy of the early 1940s.


Mare Nostrum vintage chronograph equipped with a Minerva 19/14 caliber and some nifty anti-vibration springs. Photo: Christie’s, via: perezcope.com

Funnily enough, most sources say that the 1943 prototype of the Mare Nostrum never made it into production due to the turmoils of the war – sounds like a lazy explanation, since at what other time than during war would a watch designed specifically for the military be of any real use? Anyhow, Panerai also produced other devices under the name Mare Nostrum – so while they weren’t too keen on the watch, they were keen on the name, it seems. Other Panerai Mare Nostrum items included delay and timing devices for torpedoes and some other explosives used by the Italian army during WWII – just check out that impressive looking Mare Nostrum chronograph boasting a Minerva caliber and some nifty anti-vibration devices.


A reportedly original 1943 Panerai Mare Nostrum. Photo: christies.com

Add to all this research that Mr. Jose Pereztroika of perezcope.com has conducted – read that here – and you’ll learn that the Mare Nostrum’s case design actually is much closer to what Panerai had been doing in the mid-1950s, rather than in the early ’40s. Panerai has a fairly poorly documented history and the Mare Nostrum is a most fitting example – there is literally one actual detailed image from the ’50s, the one that you see further above, and that’s about it. Still, the Mare Nostrum has definitely existed and it is for everyone to decide how much weight they give to the fact of whether or not Italian navy commanders were rocking it during World War II.

Worry not, though, if you thought this new release was going to be as massive as that from some 74 years ago, or its 52mm tribute-pieces from 2010 and 2015. The Arabic numerals Panerai Mare Nostrum Chronograph PAM716 copy watches measure just 42mm wide. This is not a new-found thing either. There were some limited editions produced in Panerai’s pre-Vendome era. This, by the way, essentially means pre-Richemont (just the names have changed, but nothing else). On a side note, “pre-V” is probably used so much because Panerai, auctioneers and fans of the brand likely much prefer calling it the obscure “pre-Vendome” rather than “pre-Richemont” that mere mortal watch enthusiasts could understand.

Back on topic: back in the mid-90s, Panerai introduced the reference 5218-301/A, a 42mm-wide piece that is remarkably close in its appearance to this new Panerai Mare Nostrum PAM716. It was also followed by two Slytech pieces, in harmony with Panerai’s romance reaching its climax with actor Sylvester Stallone – who, in truth, has done a great deal by helping expose the then-largely-unknown brand, and who remains a fan of Panerai to this day.

This neatly leads us to the new-ish Panerai Mare Nostrum Chronograph PAM716, which is equipped with a 42mm-wide, 50 meter water resistant case in stainless steel, a blue dial with tan colored luminescent indices and main hands, a km/h bezel, and a weird and unusual OP XXXIII movement which is actually an ETA 2801 with a Dubois-Depraz module for the chronograph. It has an expectedly measly 42-hour power reserve – no fancy Panerai in-house movement here, arguably because it would not have made much sense for Panerai to expensively develop an in-house chronograph movement that fits into a 42mm case.


The km/h bezel is, to put it kindly, a mysterious addition on a watch supposedly designed for ship commanders. Add to this the fact that this being a regular tachymeter scale, any other unit of speed would work just the same. Take this as a hint on how many people actually use the tachymeter scales on their luxury watches.

On a positive note, the Mare Nostrum Chronograph is one exceedingly unusual Panerai. The traditional, piston-style chronograph pushers, the tachymeter bezel, the small case size, the nicely curved, long lugs, and the blue-tan color combination individually would make any Panerai the odd one out. This could fire back though – the Mare Nostrum has a patchy history, with hardly any documentation or actual pieces remaining from whichever era it actually belongs – and this will raise a few flags for the cautious, super-nerdy collector who this is pretty much exclusively aimed for.

 

All this noted, it is good to see Panerai do something out of the ordinary, leaving the Luminors and Radiomirs on the side for a moment and presenting a look so scarcely encountered from them – I wouldn’t be surprised (in fact I hope) that Panerai is actually testing the waters here, as I would love to see more unusual and refreshing designs. these fantastic replica watches are far more than the watches but laso the fine art works.