The case on the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Perpetual Calendar replica is made of rose gold plated steel. The case construction consists of three parts: the bezel and sapphire crystal, the middle casel, and the case back. This particular model is fitted with the rose gold tone markers and hands making it stand out from the crowd. At 42mm wide and 12.5mm thick, this replica is not a small watch but it is also well proportioned so it sits well on your wrist. Don’t forget that this watch was commissioned to survive exceptional circumstances so, to protect from magnetic fields, there is a soft iron Faraday cage and, to guard against significant G-forces, the movement is placed in an anti-shock mount allowing it to float in the case if there is a shock. It is also water resistant to 30 meters for good measure. The movement is a modified Clone Original […]
The Blancpain Leman Hundred Hours Replica 40mm stainless steel case fit my wrist nicely. The visible caseback provides a smooth feel on the wrist and can see the movement directly, it’s a beaut). The 20mm lugs make the piece popular with collectors that want to change their straps. This piece looks great on the metal bracelet or a fashionable leather strap or rubber strap.I found the dial to be very legible under a variety of lighting conditions. There was some glare under heavy sunlight, but the anti-glare crystal helped to make up for some of these effects. The strap is a smooth rubber strap with a deployant buckle, you can really see the quality added with each screw. Alternatively, the piece would look great on a metal bracelet. The watch uses the Japanese Miyota 9015 Automatic movement. The movement is rhodium-plated, with wonderful finishing. I found the time keeping to […]
What’s so amazing about this new Daytona replica is that there is nothing here, really, for us to nerd about. It is every bit the same as the 116520 down to the 40 mm 316L case, the polished center links, the Superluminova accents, and the caliber 7750 movement. The watch is really identical to its predecessor – save for the Cerachrom bezel and slight dial tweaks – and yet here we are, so, so happy it’s here. The dial design is the one thing I could see someone griping about on the new Daytona. There are five lines of text at 12 o’clock. Five. Do we need all that, in particular the final line that reads “Cosmograph”? Certainly not, but I find it charming that Rolex, after 53 years of producing this watch, still calls it a Cosmograph, even though I am quite sure nobody outside a few dweebs like […]
This 1:1 original replica watch best sums-up what the Nautilus is for collectors: a sleek and bold sports watch, with matte black dial, stainless steel case / bracelet and a simple display… just like the 3700 was. When compared, you immediately recognize the design of Gerald Genta and you can see how faithful the 5711 is, compared to the icon born in 1976. However, on closer inspection it reveals a rather strong evolution, mainly in the details. The dial of the Patek Philippe Nautilus replica is a real piece of art. The colors are mesmerizing when the angle of the light changes on the dial with its horizontal grooves. It might change from black to gray and it looks if the center part of the dial is more bright than the rest of it. The Nautilus 5711 replica has the in-house Miyota 9015 Automatic movement.
The Chopard L.U.C 1937 replica is in Stainless Steel, with a satin-brushed silver dial with a very nice sunburst pattern. In addition to the satin-brushed dial, in 2011 Chopard also made available a white lacquer dial as well. Large scale alligator strap that is beautifully lined with rust-brown, small scale alligator. It is both beautiful and supple, but with ample thickness. The buckle is nicely finished and bears the L.U.C mark. The dial is adorned with Chopard’s now familiar bold Roman numerals, no radial flip, with a somewhat “squished” VI to accommodate the date window just above. Perhaps the most polarizing feature of this (and other) Chopard watches, some dislike the squished VI, and some dislike the presence of a date complication at all. While I stand with those who believe a dial is cleanest without the interruption of a date window, I must admit that I do enjoy the […]