The main product to be released in 2021 is its Spirit collection, which Longines says draws on "the traditional characteristics of the pilot's watch and combines them with modern lines and codes". All of the watches pay stylistic homage to the vintage models worn by adventurous pilots such as Amelia Earhart and Howard Hughes in the early 20th century, with standout features including an oversized fluted crown, a pronounced stepped bezel and minute scale flange, large Arabic hour markers and diamond-shaped indicators, and large luminous bar hands. So far, the Spirit collection includes three three-hand date replica watches and a chronograph. As Longines would hope, the Spirit collection has a case design reminiscent of a rugged pilot's watch, but with a distinctly modern feel - or more accurately, a combination of finishes. The top of the beveled bezel of my black dial review watch is brushed and the sides are polished; the rest of the case is similar, with the curved lugs having non-reflective brushed tops and sides, highlighted by shiny polished faceted lines. The fluted crown is onion-shaped, in keeping with the classic pilot's style - while Longines still describes it as "oversized," it's not as big as a pilot's watch from the 1930s. Immediately noticeable on the matte black dial are the large, luminescent-coated Arabic hour markers. They are written in the vintage-style script, outlined by a silver frame, and accompanied by small diamond icons that are also luminescent. The hands are baton-shaped and pointed at the end; the hour hand is shorter and significantly thicker than the minute hand. The solid steel case-back that covers and protects the movement is also in the "spirit" of its forebears, held in place by six seemingly industrial-looking screws in a stylish brushed finish. The engraving here adds a globe to Longines' winged hourglass logo, telling of the watch's ancestral tradition of exploring and circumnavigating the world. It's worth noting that the L888.4 is a movement made exclusively for Longines and was first used in the Record Collection, the brand's first family of fully COSC-certified chronometers. The strap is made of brown calfskin leather with a subtle pebble finish and a slightly oily sheen, and the light beige contrast stitching highlights the style of those pilot's fake watches of the past. The tan underside is soft and caresses the wrist. The steel pin buckle tongue is firmly embedded in the rectangular perforations, holding it securely in place.
As the global retail market opens up, demand for the most popular watches -- Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Audemars Piguet - appears to be more concentrated than ever, with secondary market prices still well above recommended retail prices. There has been a flight to the sort of investment-grade timepieces so prized by flippers, David Hurley, executive president for The Watches of Switzerland Group in the United States said. "During Covid, people seem to be buying twice as many watches that they own and appreciate in value, he told specialist watch companies. "Rolex continues to be a top performer along with AP, and Patek." Mr. Hurley said the launch of the new watch had been crucial throughout the lock industry. "I would say that the pace of new replica watches introductions this year - which seems to show no signs of slowing down - is also driving a large number of consumer interest," he suggests. Sales remain robust for these key three brands despite a limited number of new watches being launched. Patek Philippe has released just four watches this year on functionalobjects, Audemars Piguet has focused on is CODE 11.59 instead of the far more popular Royal Oak in the first half of the year, and Rolex will not reveal any new watches until the first week of September.
One of the most confusing points is around the condition. In your search, you'll most likely come across two watches that look exactly the same -- the same manufacturing, model, reference, and so on -- but with a wide price difference. To add to the confusion, the watch that seems likely to have had a harder life apparently had some impact on its case, or its face had weathered in the sun and was more expensive. It all comes down to many collectors' preference for originality. A watch in 'honest' condition, i.e. one which has never been polished by a service center to avoid any scratches, is incredibly rare and therefore more valuable. While polishing can bring a fake rolex watch back to life, it does so by removing tiny layers of metal, which, if polished often enough, can lead to uneven ears or the beautiful chamfered corners on the sides. A similar philosophy applies to the dial. Any vintage watch will have a dial that shows signs of age; the question is what kind? One displaying a nice patina, or those known as 'tropical' (where a black dial has faded to an attractive even brown color) is highly sought after. However, one showing signs of water damage, such as staining on the markers, to be avoided and they can sometimes mean that the watch may have internal problems as well. The dial of a vintage timepiece can account for up to 85% of the total value. The conditions should be the same. Both dialing and cell phones should show the same degree of aging, or it's a sure sign that another one has been replaced at some point. Neither the polished case nor the service dial or hands-on vintage fake rolex watches will cause any transactions to fail, but they need to be identified and priced accordingly, rather than the precise dial and original dial of an old watch.
Following the launch of the Carrera's 160-year silver dial limited edition earlier this year, Tag Heuer has released its second collector's edition to celebrate the brand's 160th anniversary. The 160 Year Montreal limited edition Tag Heuer Carrera replica watches combines elements of Carrera with another cult classic clock from the 1970s. The inspiration behind this limited-edition timepiece, TAG Heuer says, stems from "fusing the designs and DNA of" the Carrera — introduced in 1962 by then-CEO Jack Heuer and named for the treacherous Carrera Panamericana road race — and the white Heuer Montreal, Ref. 110503W, a cushion-shaped, bicompax chrono with a colorful dial that launched in 1972. The anniversary model borrows the red, yellow, and blue color palette used on the original Montreal dial. The chronograph minute counter at 3 o'clock aligns with the brand's 1970's aesthetic, sporting three yellow lines, curving from 1-to-5, 10-to-15, and 20-to-25. The same yellow accent is seen on the central minute hand and the hour hand, while the central chronograph second hand has a bold red finish. Around the inner edge of the dial, protected by sapphire crystal, is a white flange with a 60 second scale. The stainless steel case is 39mm in diameter, the 3o 'clock crown and the timing buttons next to the 2o 'clock and 4o 'clock positions are made of polished steel. The tribute model uses the in-house automatic Caliber Heuer 02 movement, a thinner movement than its predecessor, measuring at 6.95 mm in thickness. It consists of 168 components, including a column wheel and a vertical clutch for the chronograph function, and boasts a power reserve of 80 hours. The vertical clutch, Heuer explains, improves the precision of the start-and-stop functions as well as the running of the chronograph second hand, ensuring no loss of time when using the chronograph function. The column wheel's presence, most pronounced when the wearer operates the push-buttons, offers a more accurate and precise functionality, with a frequency of 4 Hz. Heuer explains that the vertical clutch improves the accuracy of the start-stop function and the operation of the stopwatch's second hand, ensuring that the replica tag heuer does not lose time when used. The post wheel, most visible when the wearer manipulates the button, provides more precise functionality at a frequency of 4 Hz. So, it is actually one of the best sellers this year.
Tudor and its big partner Rolex have been indefinitely postponing the launch of new products in the face of a pandemic challenge in 2021. But this week Tudor finally took the plunge, unveiling a new vintage diving watch in deep blue, the Black Bay 58. Here's what you need to know. The Black Bay Fifty-Eight Navy Blue derives its name from the special blue coloring on its dial and bezel insert — matching the one used on Tudor's dive watches for the French navy in the 1970s — as well as the year 1958, which saw the release of the Ref. 7924 "Big Crown," the first Tudor divers' watch that achieved 200-meter water resistance. The steel case measures 39 mm in diameter — more modest than the 41-mm size of the mainline Black Bay models and more in tune with the proportions of the 1950s dive watches that encouraged it. The blue dial has a grained finish and the hallmark "Snowflake" hands and so many shaped hour markers, all elements derived from vintage Tudor replica watches for divers. The dial, like the sapphire crystal over it, is domed. The ratcheting, steel unidirectional rotating bezel is equipped with a dive-scale insert, made of anodized aluminum in the same matte blue as the dial and featuring silver-gilded numerals and indices. The screw-down crown, with Tudor's historical rose emblem in relief, helps ensure the timepiece's 200-meter water resistance. Ticking behind a solid steel caseback is the self-winding Caliber MT5402, which was developed particularly by Tudor for the Fifty-Eight series' smaller case dimensions. Despite being hidden, the mechanism boasts a high level of haute horlogerie flourishes. Its monobloc tungsten rotor is openworked and features sand-blasted and satin-brushed details, while its bridges and mainplate have a variety of polished and sand-blasted surface treatments. The Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Navy Blue is given on three best replica watches options: a riveted steel bracelet with polished and satin-brushed finishes; a blue "soft touch" strap made of a material resembling flannel. Built with robustness and stability in mind, its variable inertia balance is held sturdily at two points by a traversing bridge, and its silicon hairspring resists the detrimental effects of magnetic fields. The device, certified by COSC, a Swiss testing organization, has what Tudor calls a 70-hour reserve of 'weekend electricity protection.'
We all know that Rolex is a huge investment. But it can also be a great one. Yet the way people invest in Rolex is changing fast. While you used to be able to get the Rolex you wanted at a good price from a local dealer, the brand's popularity made it almost impossible to get through retail, making second-hand Rolex watches particularly popular with collectors. Because the retail market is so volatile, and because fake rolex watches are famous for holding great value, many collectors are increasingly turning to the secondary market to grow their collections. Actually, in many cases, we would say a used Rolex is the best Rolex that money can afford. A brand new Rolex can cost you anywhere between seven and fifty thousand dollars - even higher for some of the rare, gold and diamond-encrusted references. However, what's great about the secondary market is that you can have much more flexibility with your budget, often allowing you to buy a Rolex for significantly less than retail. What's more, for those of you who have larger budgets, your money can go much further with a used Rolex. For example, instead of spending so much on a contemporary reference from a retailer that will at first decrease in value you can invest in a vintage replica Rolex that has been steadily increasing in value. In many ways, when you order a new luxury replica watch, it's like a brand new car. For most brands, the minute you take them off the lot, they are down in value. However, when you buy a pre-owned watch, you keep this price decrease because it has already been absorbed by the original owner. This means when you invest in a used Rolex watch, the chances are much greater that the price will rise during the years that you own it, instead of decreasing at all. Second-hand Rolex watches are also valuable, and collectors have discovered they can wear them for years and sell them for the same price, even more than the original price. While Rolex has more than a dozen collections, each with their own references, the retail selection can often be quite limiting. For instance, many years ago, Rolex made GMT-Master 'Coke' bezels but now only makes 'Pepsi' and 'Batman.' Being open to watches on the pre-owned market actually gives you so much more selection and choice. In reality, many of the industry's most collectable Rolex replica watches are actually stopped or vintage references. What's more, the second-hand market allows you to buy watches that you would otherwise have to wait years for.
The famous green Rolex submarine is a polarizing view of the brand's famous diving watch. Although its diameter remains the same as that of the classic model and other designs, at 40mm, it is by no means your average Submariner. Rolex developed the Submariner in 1953. When it was unveiled at the Basel watch fair, the Submarine was the first in the world to offer a 100m waterproof watch. This is also the first professional series diving watch produced by Rolex. The first model was made of stainless steel, and there was no date mechanism on the dial. The next popular upgrade came in the form of ref. 16610 in the late 1980s, which was the first replica Rolex Submariner to run on the Cal. 3135 movement. Decades ago, a variation was launched under the reference number 16610LV to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Submariner and was fitted with a stunning green aluminum bezel insert, earning it the nickname "Kermit" among collectors. Moreover, it was the first Submariner to consist of a 'Maxi' dial with larger hands and hour markers. The Rolex Hulk ref. 116610LV also entered the market as Rolex was rolling out its fashion "Maxi" dial, which is over deserving of that name with bigger hour markers and wider hands with white gold surrounds. The Rolex Hulk dial features a charming metallic sunburst finish in Rolex's iconic green hue that radiates from the middle of the hands. The hands and hour markers are also made with Rolex's Chromalight luminescent material, which emits a long-lasting blue glow in the dark. The "Super Case" of the fake Rolex Hulk gives the same 40mm diameter as its 5-digit Submariner predecessors, only now it concludes much thicker lugs and crown guards. The result is a more angular and modern aesthetic that provides an overall larger appearance on the wrist. The shell also maintains a relatively thin profile, just over 12mm thick, giving the wearer the best in terms of bold appearance and comfort. With a newer case came an upgraded Oyster bracelet. This time, it's decorated with solid end links, solid center links, and a machined Oysterlock clasp outfitted with an ingenious Glidelock wetsuit extension system. The Glidelock system features a particular design that allows the wearer to adjust the length of the bracelet up to 20mm in 2mm increments, without the use of tools. In addition to diving, this feature also has practical daily use, as it can also adjust the bracelet to accommodate the wrist as it fluctuates throughout the day. While it's undoubtedly an intriguing replica watch to examine and wear, the 116610LV wasn't almost as popular among collectors when it was initially unveiled in 2010 as it is today. However, the Rolex Hulk ref. 116610LV is in very high demand with multi-year waiting lists at retailers, making it almost impossible to buy brand-new without spending a significant amount of time on a waitlist.
As strange as it may seem, some of your favorite references will look different after you've seen them many times. That's why you always get excited when you see a familiar watch that convinces you that there's still gold in the mountains. To be honest, I rarely see a Rolex watch, but when it is, there is a good reason why. This example of Ref. 1675 was owned and worn by the 51st President of Mexico, Jose Guillermo Abel López Portillo. Although this could not be confirmed, Mr Portillo's family claimed it was a gift from Fidel Castro to the politician. Castro is another fan of Rolex replica watches, especially the GMT-Masters. Given their close relationship, this is not impossible, but also, there is no concrete evidence. As well as being beautiful and well preserved, the case back is engraved with Portillo's name and comes with a set of accessories related to the President of Mexico. The watch comes directly from the President's family, and its origins have been well documented by the mass media, including a series of clearly visible photographs. Which brings us to the point I want to make about this article. Some of the voices on the scene questioned the originality of the radial dial in this example, citing a photograph provided by one of them as evidence that the other dial had been installed. While I applaud and encourage some healthy skepticism, this is another level of boasting. If you claim to be able to tell a change in the face of a fake rolex watch from a low-resolution black-and-white film photograph, I'd really like to buy your glasses. The dial is correct for the serial range, and reputable dealers will not offer hard evidence for the watches they want to sell. Don't let one person scare you away from a great historical significance.
One of the most beautiful vintage-inspired Breitling pilot fake watches ever, the new AVI ref.765 1953 reprint has just been launched by the famous Swiss brand. Its tradition dates back to the original reference 765 AVI, introduced in 1953, and is known as the "copilot" because of its rotating bezels and oversized numbers, making it the perfect clock for professional pilots. The new AVI ref.765 Breitling comes in three limited-edition cases: stainless steel, 18-karat red gold and platinum. The three cases represent a major upgrade for luxury, while maintaining the aesthetic of the 1950s. Breitling dipped deep into its archives for this one, going back to the original inspiration for the ref. 765 AVI that had a design rooted in the dashboard clocks designed and produced by the brand's Huit Aviation Department. Established in 1938 to produce onboard chronographs for various aircrafts, the Huit Aviation Department played an important role in cementing Breitling's impeccable reputation and aviation heritage. The stainless steel and 18k red gold variants feature black dials, with the red gold version limited to just 253 pieces. The platinum edition has a striking blue dial (our favorite among the options on offer) and of which only 153 examples will be made. Sized at 41.1 mm and powered by the replica breitling Manufacture Caliber B09 manually-wound chronograph movement, only 1953 pieces of the new Breitling AVI ref. 765 Re-Edition will be made, and each will be inscribed with "ONE OF 1953" on its caseback. The AVI ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition is Breitling's second-ever historical re-edition; no doubt they were encouraged by the success that the likes of Omega has had in this field. The first was the Navitimer ref. 806 1959 Re-Edition, which was launched last year and was met with success. Both re-edition models were painstakingly crafted to be as much like the originals as horologically possible. "There are only two concessions that distinguish this new timepiece from its well-known ancestor," Breitling notes of the new AVI ref. 765: "the water resistance has been improved to 3 bar compared to the original version, and keen-eyed observers will also see that "GENEVE" no longer appears on the dial." However, "It was always clear to us that long-time Breitling fans would embrace these replica watches," the brand's CEO Georges Kern states. "But it's also exciting to see how much they appeal to new users of our brand -- they only have to look at the reprint to see how much fresh history, innovation and cool luxury we've incorporated into the watch."
In the recent predicament of almost all brands that seem to have tried to reissue old stock, Longines has managed to sift through their archives to pick out the best examples of current tastes, and with good success in recent years. Even in the reissue of their elaborate military, timekeeping and diving watches, their latest historical record must be the best and one of the best looking replica watches of 2019.I would like to introduce you to the Longines Heritage Classic with a "Sector Dial". The design is based on a watch that Longines is reported to have manufactured in 1934, an example of which is housed in the Longines Museum in Switzerland. What is most exciting about this watch for the watch-collecting community, however, is it shows that a luxury brand like Longines is listening to the suggestions of enthusiast groups, not just producing fake watches that will appeal to the mass market. Longines's classic "sector dial" hit home so successfully because it answered almost all of the frustrated watch-related comments on social media. If you like to browse reviews on different social media platforms to see how people feel about a particular watch, you will inevitably encounter some consistent complaints. My feeling is that people want watches that are under 40mm, have no date window and have a true story. In these three aspects, Longines embodies the respect for the trinity. It's late 2019 and all the biggest watch shows are in sight, but it's certainly not too late to rewrite your watch of the year list. Although we only have a few details of the new work so far, stay tuned for the next few weeks.