5 Quality Counterfeit Watches With A Need For Speed

When Chopard’s co-President Karl-Friedrich Scheufele introduced the very first Mille Miglia collection of the brand in 1988, he made the remark that “People say that lovers of fine cars also have a great weakness for fine timepieces and vice versa.” This seems to be indeed true and also hasn’t changed over the past three decades. No surprise that many quality replica watches brands celebrate this unique symbiosis with extraordinary watches! We check out five of our favorites!

Replica Rolex Daytona

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rolex daytona replica uk

The Rolex Daytona was born on the racetrack. Even today is this groundbreaking chronograph still the watch of choice of many people professionally involved in the world of exclusive cars and high-speed racing. The Daytona has in many aspects became the benchmark for chronographs and (race)car related watches alike. That is also the reason why vintage versions keep dominating the auction results worldwide, and Rolex still offers quite a few versions of the watch in its current collection. For more information about the history of the Rolex Daytona read “Rolex Daytona: Legacy of a Beach Boy.”

Replica Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Power Control

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chopard grand prix de monaco historique replica

Since 1988 is Chopard official sponsor of the Mille Miglia, perhaps the most famous road race in the world. Ever since racing has taken a prominent role in the DNA of the brand. This probably also has a lot to do with its co-President Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, who is often seen driving from their Geneva headquarters to the Manufacture in Fleurier in one of his vintage (race) cars. No wonder that Chopard is also the sponsor of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique and dedicated a collection of watches to this remarkable event. The design is a bit bolder than the Mille Miglia collection, with colors highlighting the race atmosphere of yesteryear.

Replica Breitling for Bentley GMT B04 S Carbon Body

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breitling bentley gmt replica

Breitling’s alliance with Bentley has not only lead to the unique tourbillon clock in the new Bentley Bentayga but also a collection of bold watches. Among them the GMT B04 S, which pays tribute to Bentley’s accomplishments on race tracks around the world. The case is crafted from carbon using technology from the Formula 1. It is fitted with a dial made from woven carbon fibers, with red accents to amplify the sportive character of this watch. Chronograph and world timer in one, this Breitling is ready to take on any track worldwide you bring your Bentley to!

Replica Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Unico Titanium

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Replica Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Unico Titanium

Ferrari is among the most mythical names in the car industry, and for the last five years, they have joined forces with Hublot to create some equally mythical watches. Based on the Big Bang, with Hublot’s manufacture Unico chronograph, they just released the latest model. It unites the high-tech atmosphere of any Ferrari with the Art of Fusion from Hublot. The result is a dynamic synergy that almost drives off your wrist!

Replica Richard Mille RM 004 Split Seconds Chronograph

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replica richard mille rm 004

Many of the most prominent people in the Formula 1 wear a Richard Mille. Not because the brand sponsors them, but because the way Richard Mille constructs his watches is so similar to how they build a Formula 1 race car. The RM 004 Spilt Seconds Chronograph is a perfect example of this. Featuring a specially designed titanium column wheel as well as a split-seconds chronograph mechanism that virtually eliminated the chance of the initial jumping of the chronograph hands when you start it, make this watch really high tech. Not to mention track tested by Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa.

Living In A Material World With Designer Cheap Imitation Watches

The one area of watchmaking that is in constant evolution is the use of materials. Today, a carbon fibre or even a ceramic cheap imitation watch case might strike us as pretty standard when compared to the exciting range of materials being deployed in the construction of watches.

Borrowing technology from aerospace and high-tech industries, watchmakers are constantly on the hunt for innovative materials to protect the movement from harm and add years of performance and endurance to the watch, plus give their products a contemporary personality in keeping with the times.

Featherweight beast

Lightness and resistance are mantras at Richard Mille and the new RM 50-03 McLaren F1 watch reads like a Guinness World Record entry. Weighing less than 40 grams – including the strap – with 600-plus parts in the movement, the RM 50-03 is the lightest split-seconds chronograph in the world.

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Replica Richard Mille’s RM 50-03

Made from a nano-material known as Graph TPT™ – or graphene – the  material was first isolated by Andre Greim at the University of Manchester and earned him the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics. By mixing titanium and Carbon TPT™ (classic Richard Mille concoctions) with Graph TPT™, the carbon’s physical qualities are enhanced, creating a material six times lighter than steel and 200 times stronger.

Currently being used by McLaren-Honda for the construction of its Grand Prix cars, Top quality Fake Richard Mille got to test-drive the material ahead of the races for the mind-blowing RM 50-03. The lightest chronograph of all time, the RM 50-03 is capable of withstanding shocks of 5,000g and, unlike the McLaren-Honda F1 car that will be driven by Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne, doesn’t need a drop of petrol to power its formidable chronograph engine.

The quest for transparency

Voyeurism is common practice in the watch world. Knowing that horophiles like to ogle the heart of their mechanical watch from every angle, the debut of totally transparent sapphire crystal cases was a fantasy in the flesh.

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Replica Bell & Ross BR-X1

The second-hardest material on Earth after diamond, sapphire crystal is practically impossible to scratch, and Richard Mille (RM 056) and Hublot (MP-05 La Ferrari) were immediately seduced by the performance possibilities afforded by a completely see-through case.

Bell & Ross Replica, renowned for its aviation-themed watches, has also ventured into clear skies with its BR –X1 Chronograph Tourbillon, above. Determined to show off its watchmaking kudos, Bell & Ross has created a skeletonised chronograph movement complete with a flying tourbillon complication housed in a 45mm sapphire crystal case.

A metallic glass diving suit

Panerai has developed a brand-new material to shield its iconic Luminor Submersible diver on its 300-metre plunges.  Known as BMG-TECH™ (bulk metallic glass), the material is a metallic glass alloy that has not been allowed to crystallise, thus preventing the atoms from arranging themselves in regular geometric structures.

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replica panerai luminor submersible 1950

The chaotic structure is the secret to its success. Corrosion and scratch-resistant, robust and resilient to shocks and magnetic fields, and harder and lighter than steel, BMG-TECH™ is slightly greyer in colour than titanium and has been used as the armour of the case, bezel and distinctive crown of Panerai’s Luminor replica watch.

Black-out effect

Famous for its “venetian blind” system of moving slats to indicate the time, MCT is a small, independent Swiss company with a gutsy avant-garde approach to designing watches.

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replica MCT

British sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor was invited to collaborate on the S110 Evo Vantablack watch, above, which is made from the blackest material produced by humankind, originally developed for military stealth missions. As Kapoor explained: “It’s the blackest material in the universe, after a black hole; a physical object that is impossible to see.”

Vantablack is composed of nanotubes measuring one-millionth-of-a-millimetre thick and capable of absorbing 99.9% of the light that shines on it. The effect of using this high-tech material on the fake watches is enthralling, with the movement appearing to be suspended in space as a small Moon placed on the tip of the minutes hand appears and disappears mysteriously on its orbit.

Meltdown moment

Roger Dubuis is always erupting with novel materials and its Excalibur Quatuor Cobalt Micromelt® presented at the SIHH 2017 was no exception. Although the name might evoke a quadruple-decker cheese sandwich melting in a microwave, the truth is that the cobalt chrome alloy used for the 48mm case, bezel and crown is created under almost volcanic conditions.

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replica roger dubuis

Widely associated with aeronautics and supercars, and used to manufacture the landing gear of spacecraft, cobalt chrome has to undergo a Micromelt® experience by melting it at infernal temperatures, atomising it into a powder and then hot-working it to produce hot-rolled bars to the required size. A lot of work, but the results, they assure us, are remarkable since the material is 100% biocompatible, corrosion-resistant, durable and extremely shiny.

SIHH’s Best Imitation Watches: Slim Proportions And Simple Designs

Watchmaking’s new sensible mode is very real, but only extends so far; that’s the message received from the last few days at the SIHH. There has been some very straightforward and on-message launches from fine watchmaking maisons such Replica Audemars Piguet, Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget and even Greubel Forsey. But not all the exhibitors at what is the world’s most up-market trade fair had read the memo: Richard Mille’s precious-little-change-from-a-million-pounds watch seemed almost defiantly rebellious.

Greubel Forsey’s main launch was a Grande Sonnerie that’s been 10 years in the making and has a price tag to match, but the house also showed a new version of the Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision, the brand’s “entry-level” swiss imitation watches uk that happens to be the cleanest, and to my eyes most pleasing, design in a variety of dial colours and a platinum case.

€300,000 might not be accessible in any real sense, but, unlike the Grande Sonnerie, the Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision is much more a wristwatch than a portable exhibition of horological wonders; it hides its incredible levels of finish and sophistication in plain sight.

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new Drive de Cartier fake watch

Fake Cartier has had a great success with the Drive de Cartier and while it too had far more costly wonders on show, the ultra-slim versions of the Drive de Cartier were, deservedly, the stars of the house’s show. The new watches, in pink and white gold versions will be £12,500 and £13,400 respectively and give the collection a slightly dressier alternative that still evokes the casually automotive feel that the initial collection captured.

Over at Piaget Replica, the story was 60 years of the Altiplano, the ultra-thin watch that has been a staple of the collection almost throughout that time. Given dashes of colour and a stone dial, the Altiplano is still pure simplicity and a rebuke to anyone that thinks attaining such minimalism is easy. That said, I must confess to being more taken by the vintage tiger’s-eye and malachite versions that Piaget also had on show.

Sensible doesn’t mean dowdy though as an ultra-thin version of replica Audemars Piguet’s yellow gold, blue dial, Royal Oak fully demonstrated. The original sports-luxe watch still sets the standard. The one radical intervention that Audemars has made is the “frosted gold” treatment developed with Florentine jeweller, Carolina Bucci. Initially available in smaller sizes, AP’s CEO was spotted wearing a 41mm version

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Audemar Piguet’s new Royal Oak Replica

Exotic materials are the stand-out story and will get more coverage here over the next few weeks, but, as an earnest of things to come, copy Richard Mille’s just sub-£1 million RM50-03 weighs just under 40 grams, a lightness that’s possible, according to the brand, thanks to the use of the wonder material graphene, in the case material and strap. It isn’t really clear what graphene adds to the equation, but I suspect that this is a prelude to using the material for internal components. Time will tell.