Presenting The Amazing Glycine Combat GoldenEye Diver Automatic Watch Replica

Soon to be offered in a black PVD-treated case with rose gold PVD elements, the new timekeeper is rather pretentiously named Glycine Combat Golden Eye watch replica. The Swiss watchmaker Glycine has finally updated its Combat range of diving watches with a new version.  Well, I truly hope that next year they will offer the same model with the bezel and crown crafted from bronze. Although not as flashy, it’s going to be smashing.

Glycine Combat Golden Eye Diver Watch
Glycine Combat Golden Eye Diver Watch

The Golden Eye is offered in the same body that measures 42 millimeters in diameter and sports the same flowing, Rolex Oyster-style crown guards. The rotating bezel with the diving scale seems to be the same, but the dial was reworked in order to look, um, more original than the base model.

Presented earlier this month during the Baselworld 2012 show, the new watch is basically a refreshed Glycine Combat Sub model that’s been here for a while.

The movement is remains the same tried and true ETA caliber 2824-2 self-winding ebauche.

Glycine Combat Golden Eye Diver Watch Replica
Glycine Combat Golden Eye Diver Watch Replica

The hands are now simpler and more pleasant to look at and the luminous hour markers are accompanied with military-style Arabic numerals from 13 to 24. I must admit that the whole layout looks really attractive.

What bothers me here is the finish of the case and other parts.

I always tried to stay away from PVD watches for two main reasons.

The first of all, the treatment is not particularly practical

While more durable than traditional plating technologies, it is still prone to scratches. This may not be a serious problem for dress Glycine Combat copy watches that are usually worn a dozen times per year and tend to be handled with necessary care, but beaters like this one will soon receive their fair share of battle scars.

The second thing, and it relates to models with gold PVD plating, is that it is just plain lame to buy a watch that looks ten times more expensive than it is. I mean, if you can’t afford a real thing, be honest with yourself and others: get yourself a model in steel or titanium and wear it with proud!

I really like the combination of colors (the one with the brown bezel looks especially attractive when accented with rose gold surfaces,) but I hate the plating. However, if you are not that biased then you should probably go ahead with this model: it looks great, it offers superb legibility, it is suitable for mild scuba diving and it is powered by a reliable Swiss made automatic movement. Really, you can’t ask more.

So, I am kind of divided when it comes to this new fake Glycine Combat Golden Eye watch.

Black Bell & Ross BR 01 Horizon Replica Watch in Cheap Price

Presented at Baselworld 2012 and modeled after a real navigational instrument, the new model sports the most unusual dial design.Renowned among watch enthusiasts for their huge, square-shaped replica Bell & Ross BR 01 Horizon pilot’s watches, the Swiss watchmaker Bell & Ross has recently extended the model range with the new Bell & Ross BR 01 Horizon automatic watch.

Bell & Ross BR 01 Horizon Automatic watch
Bell & Ross BR 01 Horizon Automatic watch

Although the usual 12-hour scale, as well as the standard three pointers are still there, the whole layout looks very interesting and fresh. I mean, there are probably hundreds of watches that are styled by all sorts of instruments -starting with cockpit clocks of a WWII-era bomber and going all the way down to modern pressure gauges- but only this one somehow manages to seamlessly blend a dial of a square fake Bell&Ross BR 01 Horizon wristwatch with a face of a modern navigational device.

 

The dial of the watch is divided in two parts: there is a black and grey background with a thick white line posing as an artificial horizon and there is also a special bridge at 12 o’clock that “conceals the attachment of the hands” and is also almost directly transferred from an actual instrument (see the picture below.)

Yes, as one can easily gather from the model’s name, the new Bell & Ross BR 01 Horizonwas inspired by so called “artificial horizon” gauge: an instrument that lets you know of whether your plane is climbing or descending when you have no other point of reference.

If you have ever played Microsoft Flight Simulator or IL-2 Shturmovik, you possibly know how valuable the instrument is.

Bell & Ross BR 01 Horizon Automatic watch
Bell & Ross BR 01 Horizon Automatic watch

As usual, the watch is presented in a defiantly oversized body whole 46 millimeters wide. Crafted from black PVD-treated stainless steel, the body hides the good old ETA 2892-A2 automatic movement that, in this particular case, comes sans the calendar wheel and only displays hours, minutes and seconds

Since the bridge could significantly hamper the timekeeper’s legibility, it has a wide semi-arch aperture closer to the bezel flange that allows you to read the hour (black with thick white pointer) and minute (white) hands.

Photos: Bell & Ross

Bell & Ross BR 01 Horizon Automatic watch specification

Price: $5000 (MSRP)
Movement: Automatic, caliber ETA 2892-A2, Swiss Made
Number of jewels: 24
Movement frequency: 28,800 vph
Movement decoration: No data
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds
Power reserve: 40 hours
Case material: Stainless steel, black PVD
Bezel material: Matches case
Crown material: Matches case
Case shape: Square
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 46.00 mm
Case height: No data
Lug width: No data
Dial: Black and grey
Numerals: None
Hour markers: Luminous
Hands: Luminous
Water resistance: 100 meters
Strap: Black rubber or heavy duty canvas on black PVD steel buckle
Crystal: Sapphire, antireflective
Case back: Transparent

At this time, I can’t really tell whether I like this timekeeper or not: it clearly belongs to the category of gadgets that require some getting used to their design. However, I can say with certainty that the new Bell & Ross copy watch is unarguably worth a look, especially to those desk pilots that always dreamed about flying a real plane but never managed to get their license.

Up Close With The Classic DeWitt Twenty-8-Eight Seconde Retrograde Automatic Copy Watch

This new distinctive fake DeWitt Twenty-8-Eight Seconde Retrograde (Ref. T8.SR.001)automatic watch that the company presented during the Baselworld 2012 show, is basically the same timekeeper, which is now presented in slimmer, more art-deco-style body. If you keep a close eye on the young Swiss watchmaker, you probably remember the stately DeWitt Academia Seconde Retrograde Serenity model that was revealed around three years ago.

DeWitt Twenty-8-Eight Seconde Retrograde watch
DeWitt Twenty-8-Eight Seconde Retrograde watch

Compared to the Academia model, the new watch not only features slightly (around 0.5 mm) slimmer body, but also comes equipped with a thinner fixed bezel, thus, remaining the same 43 millimeters in diameter, offering more real estate for the dial.

The new timekeeper features an outstanding combination of rose gold and micro-blasted titanium: a new alloy that was originally created for aerospace applications and is ten times harder than standard Grade 5 titanium.

By the way, speaking of bezel, it must be noted that the part is crafted from Grade-5 Neotitanium material: a usual grade 5 titanium alloy that was treated with high-temperature electro-plasma and anodized offering a winning combination of low density and high resistance to scratche

DeWitt Twenty-8-Eight Seconde Retrograde watch
DeWitt Twenty-8-Eight Seconde Retrograde watch

Accordingly, the oversized Roman numerals were transferred to the outer ring and are now accompanied by eight small Arabic numerals at the five-minute intervals: another characteristic feature of the Twenty-8-Eight family of replica DeWitt watches.

As the sensually curved rose gold lugs, the bezel of the piece was polished and micro-blasted in order to produce a silky, soft to touch textures.

As to the inner workings of the new Seconde Retrograde, it is powered by the same Caliber DW1102 self-winding movement that animated the Academia version.

 

Featuring 21 jewels and beating at a pretty much standard frequency of 28,800 vph, this is actually the well-known ETA 2892-A2 caliber that features the same 30-second retrograde small seconds module that was supplied by the Swiss-based complications specialist Agenhor: a small company, which is responsible for the stunning complications that we have seen in the gorgeous Hermes Arceau Temps Suspendu; the limited edition ultra-expensive Harry Winston Premier Excenter Perpetual Calendar Platinum; and the playful Van Cleef & Arpels Poetic Complication Five weeks in a balloon mens fake DeWitt watches.

High-efficiency Fake Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Automatic Chronograph Watch

Look who has just got a sibling! The military-styled mens Hamilton Khaki Pilot automatic replica watch that was first revealed back in early 2010 has just received a younger brother. If you compare the photos of both models, you will immediately notice that the new Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot leaves the styling of the original three-hander intact. The partially open-worked hour and minute hands, the bold luminous Arabic numerals on the minute track, as well as the smaller numerals on the inner hour circle are still there.

Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Automatic Chronograph watch
Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Automatic Chronograph watch

Called Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Chronograph, the new automatic watch from the legendary brand nicely fits a bullet-proof ETA Valjoux 7753 movement into the same mid-sized body of a tactical timekeeper.

The good old ETA Valjoux 7753 ebauche was not simply retrofitted with a branded oscillating weight, but has also been equipped with a longer and stronger spring barrel that allowed for a significant increase in power reserve of the timepiece.

The only things new are the three sub-dials of the chronograph, a more rudimentary small calendar window at 6 o’clock, as well as a pair of chronograph push-pieces on the right side of the body that still features the same utilitarian crown guards at 3 o’clock.

Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Automatic Chronograph watch
Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Automatic Chronograph watch

By the way, we have already seen this modified movement in a number of other vintage-styled chronograph from the brand: the caliber powered both the limited edition Hamilton Conservation Auto Chronograph and the gorgeous Hamilton Pan Europ Chronograph (a re-issue of another striking chrono from the 1970s.

As the aforementioned three-hander, the new chronograph was presented in the same stainless steel body only 42 millimeters in diameter. So far, it is offered with only one leather strap (a black one with contrasting stitching in light grey), but I am sure that soon there will be more versions of the strap. Well, so I hope, since worn brown leather would look absolutely stunning with this military-styled pilot.

Still no info regarding the price, sorry.

Photos: Hamilton

Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Chronograph automatic watch specification

Price: TBD
Movement: Automatic, Hamilton caliber H31 (base ETA Valjoux 7753), Swiss Made
Number of jewels: 27
Movement frequency: 28,800 vph
Power reserve: 60 hours
Movement decoration: No data
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, day of week
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Matches case
Crown material: Matches case
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 42.00 mm
Case height: No data
Lug width: No data
Dial: Black
Numerals: Arabic
Hour markers: Luminous
Hands: Steel, luminous
Water resistance: 200 meters
Strap: Black leather with contrasting stitching
Crystal: Sapphire
Case back: Transparent

After being fully wound, the watch will keep on ticking for a minimum of 60 hours, which is quite comfortable if you have more than a couple watches in your weekly rotation. Well, I guess Hamilton really had a right to rename the caliber as top quality fake Hamilton H31: something that only a few brands in this price niche can be proud of.

Stainless Steel Longines Tachymeter Chronograph Automatic Watch Replica

The new Longines Tachymeter chronograph automatic replica watch (Ref. L2.781.4.13) is essentially a redecorated version of the elegant Longines Telemeter (Ref. L2.780.4.18) chrono that was presented earlier this year. Although the watch is not terribly original in its styling, there is still a nice twist to its design. You see, unlike many chronographs that feature tachymeter functionality, this new watch features not one, but two tachymeter scales!

Powered by the same movement, which is protected from the elements inside the same medium-sized case, the watch differs from its sibling only with a pair of tachymeter scales printed on its snow-white dial.

Longines Tachymeter Automatic Chronograph watch replica
Longines Tachymeter Automatic Chronograph watch replica

The first one, which is printed in blue and black on the bezel flange, needs an object to travel whole kilometer for its speed to be measured. The other one, transferred in red on the dial itself, can estimate your speed on a distance of just 100 meters, which is quite nice.

The rest is the same.

The chronograph sports a standard tri-compax layout with a small seconds indicator at 9 o’clock, a 30-minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock, and a 12-hour totalizer at 6 hours.

Since the best replica Longines watch is powered by the Longines L688 movement (a column-wheel chronograph caliber, which is based on the ETA A08L01 ebauche and modified on premises exclusively for Longines), the date window is placed between four and five hours, which makes the Breguet-style Arabic numerals in the lower right sector of the dial almost illegible (not that the fragments of the numerals in the lower left segment are much better off).

What I am really concerned here is the water resistance rating. Although the watch definitely looks sporty, it is good for only 3 ATM of water pressure: a rating more suitable for a classic dress watch, not a sporty chronograph. Well, perhaps you should simply be more careful wearing this thing.

As for the timekeeper’s value, it is rather difficult to come to conclusion. With a minimum recommended street price of $3300 USD, the watch is slightly more expensive than similarly styled pieces from ‘independent’ brands.

Photos: Longines

Longines Tachymeter Chronograph (Ref. L2.781.4.13.2) automatic watch specification

Price: $3300 (MSRP)
Movement: Automatic, Longines L688 (base ETA A08L01), column-wheel chronograph, Swiss Made
Number of jewels: 27
Movement frequency: 28,800 vph
Power reserve: 54 hours
Movement decoration: No data
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph, tachymeter, date
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Matches case
Crown material: Matches case
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 41.00 mm
Case height: No data
Lug width: No data
Dial: White lacquer
Numerals: Arabic
Hour markers: None
Hands: Steel, blued
Water resistance: 30 meters
Strap: Black alligator leather strap with contrast stitching and stainless steel buckle
Crystal: Sapphire, antireflective
Case back: Sapphire

However, if you limit your search only to ‘premium’ ones with similar ‘vintage’ styling, you will immediately see that it is actually quite affordable both in terms of the money you will have to pay upfront and the cost of ownership: keeping this Swiss fake Longines Tachymeter watch in good working order will be significantly less expensive than a Breguet or some other similarly priced timekeeper.

Meet The Swiss Made Sinn Tachymetric Chronograph Liminted Edition Watch Replica

The German watchmaker Sinn has fairly recently presented its new Sinn Tachymetric Chronograph Manufactum Limited Edition replica automatic watch. As the name implies, the timekeeper, which is limited to just 100 numbered pieces, is going to be sold exclusively through the numerous stores of the German retail chain Manufactum GmbH & Co. KG.

The movement in question is, quite surprisingly, the legendary ETA Valjoux 7750 ebauche: a mechanism of choice even for timepieces that are four times more expensive than this one. As you may have already gathered from the pictures, the movement is slightly modified and is stripped of its chronograph sub-dials as well as of the day of week indicator.

Sinn Tachymetric Chronograph Manufactum Edition replica
Sinn Tachymetric Chronograph Manufactum Edition replica

Although its dial looks somewhat weird, the Sinn watch replica makes a very solid impression thanks to its high legibility and the highly reliable Swiss made movement that powers the gadget.

As a result, we have a very robust watch that, besides the usual hour and minute hands, sports nothing but a central chronograph hand with a very unusual tachymeter, as well as a small seconds indicator at 9 hours and a date window at 8 o’clock.

Alas, the whole setup is protected from moist and dust with an easy to scratch acrylic crystal. Whether the material was employed for the sake of cost-cutting or to make the vintage-styled timekeeper look more authentic, I am not sure.

Since the Tachymetric Chronograph Manufactum is clearly inspired by pilot’s watches from the first half of the 20th century, it’s no surprise that three out of four hands are coated with beige-toned Supeluminova, a luminous substance that also covers the stick-shaped hour markers, as well as the triangle on the bezel.

Sinn Tachymetric Chronograph Manufactum Edition replica
Sinn Tachymetric Chronograph Manufactum Edition replica

A really nice thing about this timekeeper is, of course, the size of its stainless steel dial.

Photos: Sinn

Sinn Tachymetric Chronograph Manufactum Limited Edition automatic watch specification

Price: €1350 (MSRP)
Movement: Automatic, ETA Valjoux 7750, modified, Swiss Made
Number of jewels: 25
Movement frequency: 28,800 vph
Power reserve: 50 hours
Movement decoration: No data
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, 60-second chronograph, date
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Matches case
Crown material: Matches case
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 41.00 mm
Case height: 15.00 mm
Lug width: No data
Dial: Black
Numerals: Arabic (on the bezel)
Hour markers: Luminous
Hands: Steel, luminous
Water resistance: 200 meters
Strap: Breitling-style brown leather strap
Crystal: Acrylic crystal
Case back: Solid, screw-in, stamped

Measuring pretty much standard (for a watch equipped with the Valjoux 7750 and a domed crystal) 15 millimeters in height, the best fake Sinn tachymeter manufactum watch is only 41 millimeters in diameter, which will certainly make it feel comfortable even with a business suit if you will take time to replace the stock Breitling-style brown leather strap with something less pretentious.

The Mens Technomarine BlackReef Ti Ultimate Diamonds and Sapphires Copy Watch

Presented in a lightweight titanium body, the new fake Technomarine BlackReef Ti Ultimate watch features a highly reliably Swiss made automatic movement and is adorned with whole 54 precious stones covering its unidirectional rotating bezel. Although Technomarine is mostly known for their relatively inexpensive quartz-powered timekeepers, the brand has a number of less affordable watches that often combine an automatic movement with a number of diamonds or other precious stones.

Technomarine BlackReef Ti Ultimate Automatic watch
Technomarine BlackReef Ti Ultimate Automatic watch

So far, this is the most bizarre diver that we have seen this year

Well, at least the watch (it was presented at Baselworld 2013, by the way) is still powered by a robust and reliable movement. The well-known caliber ETA 2836 comes here without any visible modifications and ensures not only 38 hours of power reserve, but also guarantees years of hassle-free service (if you don’t forget to service it properly.)

While there are dozens of luxury diving Technomarine copy watches that combine diamonds, (often with gold bodies) and extremely high WR ratings (Rolex and Hublot is the first pair of brands that comes to mind), this one looks the least practical and, possibly, the least tasteful. This BlackReef Ti Ultimate seems to justify its name not only with an impressive number of stones of different cuts and colors, but also with its claimed water resistance of whole 500 meters.

I mean, I can imagine an R’n’B star wearing this 45 mm monster on a pool party, but on a normal person it would probably look awkward at best.

Technomarine BlackReef Ti Ultimate Automatic watch
Technomarine BlackReef Ti Ultimate Automatic watch

As far as pricing goes, I would say that the recommended minimum street price of $25,000 USD is ahem a bit over the top in this particular case. I mean, I understand that the sheer amount of diamonds and sapphires makes this watch sort of expensive to manufacture, but, lets be honest: it is as tasteless as Las Vegas and as pointless as Vladimir Lenin’s mausoleum in Moscow. Who in his right mind would by a thing like that at a price like this?

Also, the dial of the piece is very good. While not really pleasant to admire, it is very contrast in broad daylight and its oversized luminous hands and hour markers are large enough to be perfectly visible not only under water, but even in an IMAX theater: a really handy feature during an especially boring Ben Stiller comedy.

Photos: Technomarine

Technomarine BlackReef Ti Ultimate watch specification

Price: $25,000 (MSRP)
Movement: Automatic, ETA 2836, Swiss Made
Number of jewels: 25
Movement frequency: 28,800 vph
Power reserve: 38 hours
Movement decoration: No data
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, day of week
Case material: Grade 2 titanium
Bezel material: Matches case, set with 12 diamonds, 18 baguette-cut black sapphires, 24 baguette-cut yellow sapphires
Crown material: Stainless steel
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 45.00 mm
Case height: No data
Lug width: No data
Dial: Black, waves motif
Numerals: None
Hour markers: Luminous
Hands: Luminous
Water resistance: 500 meters
Strap: Milanese mesh strap with folding clasp
Crystal: Sapphire, bevelled, antireflective on both sides
Case back: Solid

Its automatic helium escape valve (HEV) is redundant since the diamonds and sapphire replica Technomarine watch is too expensive to be worn on a serious diving trip and the pair of gaskets on its screw-lock setting crown are here mostly for marketing reasons like a 40-megapixel sensor on a point-and-shoot digital camera.

Reviewing The Perfect Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue Replica Watch For Sale

Around 18 months ago, Rolex’s “cheaper” brand Tudor has unveiled its blue dial Tudor Heritage Chronograph automatic replica watch that paid tribute to the legendary Tudor Oysterdate from the 1970s. Although less authentic, the new layout at least makes it easier to see the subsidiary seconds indicator without pulling your shirts cuff all the way up.

Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue Automatic watch replica
Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue Automatic watch replica

Since the new watch comes powered by a slightly refinished version of the ETA 2892-A2self-winding ebauche (although they renamed it as Tudor 2892, the only thing that seems to differ it from the base caliber is a branded and decorated oscillating weight), while the original was animated by a hand-wound Valjoux 234 caliber, the original and the “reissue” feature slightly different layouts of the dials.

 

Another change that makes me wince is the lack of the original fish-eye magnifying lens on the sapphire dial of the remake. The date aperture on the new watch is quite small and persons with poor eyesight (or even those who have to spend their waking hours staring at computer screens) will not find the experience of checking current date particularly rewarding.

The resemblance between the original and the reissue was, well, a little less than obvious, so, learning on past mistakes the brand decided to offer this new Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue featuring styling that makes it look almost like a faithful recreation of the old “Montecarlo” version of the same Oysterdate range.

Besides mildly reshaped hour and minute hands and new pointers on the sub-dials, the new watch also swaps the small seconds and 45-minute chronograph indicators.

What I really like about this Tudor watch replica is that the timekeeper swaps the crude-looking notched crown and push-pieces of the original in favor of new parts featuring more refined knurling pattern on gripping surfaces.

Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue Automatic watch replica
Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue Automatic watch replica

All in all, this is a very nice gadget for those who want to get a “classic” sporty timekeeper, but doesn’t care for a used watch with so many Oysterdates and other legendary names of dubious origin flooding the market in recent years. Price is still to be announced*, but it will surely cost less than a Rolex with similar functionality.

You have probably already noticed that the Heritage Chrono Blue‘s bezel features 11 Arabic numerals instead of the usual diving scale.

Photos: Tudor

Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue watch specification

Price: $4000 (MSRP)
Movement: Automatic, Tudor 2892 (base ETA 2892-A2), Swiss Made
Number of jewels: 21
Movement frequency: 28,800 vph
Power reserve: 42 hours
Movement decoration: Branded rotor
Functions: Hours, minutes, chronograph, small seconds, date
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Matches case
Crown material: Matches case
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 42.00 mm
Case height: No data
Lug width: No data
Dial: Opaline white with matt blue trapezoids for counters
Numerals: Arabic
Hour markers: Luminous
Hands: Luminous
Water resistance: 150 meters
Strap: Steel bracelet with folding clasp and extra textile NATO strap in blue, grey and orange on a steel buckle
Crystal: Sapphire
Case back: Solid

Although the price of this new gadget seems to be quite impressive for a “sub-brand” kind of watch that is also powered by a fairly standard mechanisms that weren’t even fine-tuned to COSC standards, I still think that it should be considered as a candidate by any person interesting in buying a classic-styled diver. *UPDATE ON PRICE: In the US, Tudor Watches will offer this new model at MSRP of $4000.

That’s perfectly normal since, with its not particularly impressive WR rating of 150 meters, this watch is clearly not a diver. So the bezel is supposed to be used as a second time zone indicator. To make using the GMT function easier, mens Tudor copy watch decided to allow the bezel to rotate both in clock- and counterclockwise directions.

Blancpain Villeret Métiers d’Art The Great Wave Watch Replica

Inspired by the motion of the sea, this latest Blancpain Métiers d’Art The Great Wave replica watch creation highlights a gemstone used for the first time by Blancpain – Mexican silver obsidian – as well as a favorite Blancpain technique: Japanese rokushō patina. The technique used by Blancpain to create this applique involves several phases. It is first fixed to a Shakudō base before being coated with a unique patina achieved by immersing it into a bath of rokushō salts. Once the patina has been applied, the Shakudō is remove

Blancpain The Great Wave watch replica
Blancpain The Great Wave watch replica

Silver obsidian, known for its soothing qualities, is a semi-transparent volcanic rock. Its mysterious color speckled with puffy, silvery clouds infuses it with the elegant charm sought by the designers of the new Métiers d’Art timepiece. This gem serves as a base for “The Great Wave” applique in white gold. d.

Certain parts of the wave roller are polished in order to intensify the impression of a huge billowing wave. This succession of steps gives the model a shimmering appearance playing on the mysteriously changing tones of the dial. Finally, the engraving is affixed to the Mexican silver obsidian.

The breaker wave is crafted in a white gold patina. The engraving is inspired by the Great Wave off Kanagawa, a Japanese woodblock print created by the artist Hokusai. The power and motion of the wave as expressed by Blancpain’s master engravers contrasts with the symbolism of gray obsidian, a stone evoking purity and balance.

This new replica blancpain the great wave watch creation is distinguished not only by its distinctive aesthetic elegance, but also by its technical elements. The Manufacture places special emphasis on the innovation of its movements.

The second barrel serves as a relay for the first, replenishing its energy so as to maintain its force, and is in turn wound by the third barrel. The double-stepped case is fashioned in platinum. Blancpain has opted for a bespoke calfskin strap crafted by a Swiss artisan. Its storm gray color makes a perfect fit with the aesthetics of this enigmatic timepiece.

For this timepiece, Blancpain has modified the famous hand-wound 13R0 caliber that now becomes the 13R3A movement. The power-reserve display appears on the bridge side of the model so as to provide sufficient space to ensure optimal visibility of the engraving. The movement with its 8-day power reserve is equipped with three series-coupled mainspring barrels that successively wind and unwind.

Shakudō is a gold and copper alloy that Blancpain first used in 2015 on the Shakudō Ganesh model. That same year, the timepiece won the Artistic Crafts category prize in the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.

Blancpain Villeret replica watch Collection
Ref. 6612-3433-63B

Gray Plasma Ceramic Case Blue Dial Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Replica Watch

Blancpain has re-interpreted one of its core blue dial Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe replica timepieces, the three-hand model of the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe, outfitting it with a deep blue dial evoking the depths of the sea. The Blancpain Bathyscaphe diving models first appeared in the late 1950s in both men’s and women’s versions. To mark the anniversary of the Fifty Fathoms in 2013, the Bathyscaphe reappeared with a new aesthetic recalling the first versions.

Adding to its allure, the plasma gray ceramic bezel has been equipped with a blue ceramic insert featuring Liquidmetal® hour markers, an alloy serving to avoid distortions. The case highlights the technology involved in creating gray plasma ceramic, a production method that gives the color a subtle metallic shade. Plasma gray ceramic was used for the Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback Ocean Commitment that was launched in 2014.

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe watch replica
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe watch replica

The crisp outlines are reminiscent of their predecessors, the hands feature the traditional look of vintage watches and the date appears through a small window. The presence of a luminous index located on the bezel, serving to enhance readability during dives, is faithful to the original version of the Bathyscaphe.

As with all diving ceramic Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe copy watches worthy of the title, each model has been fitted with a unidirectional bezel which can be rotated with defined clicks in a counter-clockwise direction. During dives, the large seconds hand serves as an indicator that the watch is running. The Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe is water-resistant to 30 bar, equivalent to 300 meters. The self-winding caliber powering the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe is the famous 1315, distinguished by its sturdiness and its exceptional chronometric performance.

Conceived for sports watches, the 1315 caliber is fitted with a robust glucydur balance wheel, with square-head gold micrometric regulating screws guaranteeing precision as well as efficient adjustment. It is fitted with a balance-spring in silicon. The latter is an innovative material within the watch industry that features several key assets: low density that makes it particularly light, strong shock-resistance, as well as imperviousness to magnetic fields. These properties ensure the almost perfect geometry of the balance-spring, thereby improving the isochronism of the movement and hence the precision of the watch.

Representing an authentic technological feat, its three series-coupled mainspring barrels ensure a generous five-day power reserve while guaranteeing a constant supply of energy. This movement is visible through the clear sapphire caseback which allows the owner to admire its modern and technical aspects.

This Blancpain replica timepiece is offered with two strap options: a three-ring NATO strap or a sail canvas version.