There's no doubt that the new Pilot's Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition "Mojave Desert" made the biggest splash since IWC released an whole collection of new pilots timepieces at SIHH earlier this month. With a warm sand-tone ceramic case, this Top Gun is a limited edition with the mixed colors which are inspired by the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station, and its home in the dramatic landscape of the celebrated California desert. What makes the Top Gun Edition "Mojave Desert" (ref IW389103) feels like a piece of desert-spec kit is absolutely a significantly militaristic vibe aided by the dark brown dial, tan markings, and the use of a 44.5mm case size (15.7mm thick). A tapered beige textile strap with a captive deployant clasp and leather lining finished the appearance perfectly. While comfortable and a good match for the case and dial, I can't help imagining that the Mojave LE would look stunning on a NATO like most cheap pilot's watches. Like many of the new IWC pilot's timepieces, the Top Gun Edition "Mojave Desert" adapts one of the brand's in-house 69000-series chronograph movements. With a 12-6-9, layout, and a day/date display at three, this Top Gun uses the 69380 caliber, which is automatically wound, ticks at 4 Hz, and 46-hours power reserve can be offered. With a max chronograph measure of 12 hours, the Mojave LE has a soft inner iron case to help with magnetism, a solid titanium case back, and a double AR-treated sapphire crystal up front, which is also designed to prevent from sudden drops in air pressure, for those who are more adventurous pilots, there's no better than it. The Mojave LE is light and feels rather solid although its size is nearly too much for my wrist, which are definitely due to the ceramic case. Legibility is outstanding and though I prefer the ergonomics of the new 41mm chronographs, I really like the way the Mojave LE looks on wrist. It's tough but kind of warm and it manages a military aesthetic that isn't as overdone as the "full black" treatment, nor as goofy as camo or an insignia printed on the dial. The Pilot's Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition "Mojave Desert" is a modern continuation of IWC's connection with military pilot's, with only 500 limited pieces and priced for $8,200 which are cheaper than other comparable ceramic replica watches from Omega, Zenith, and even IWC. It's certainly that the Top Gun Edition "Mojave Desert" is a limited ceramic timepiece which indeed makes a particular style, a solid in-house chronograph movement, and a whole lot of wrist presence for you. How amazing it is!
If you plan to buy a new replica watch, you should ask: "Does it have an in-house movement?" To be blunt: the mere existence of an in-house movement does not necessarily equate to a better watch. Let's begin with what the term actually means. Like other words that have been hijacked by the luxury marketing community and rendered meaningless through misuse and overuse, "in-house" has been reduced to little more than jargon - and has bamboozled watch buyers in the process. As a matter of fact, an in-house movement's components must all have been made under the roof of the brand whose name shows on the dial. The same company's own employees will also have designed and developed the movement from scratch, then assembled, decorated and finished it. By this definition, a true in-house movement is a completely rare creature. In order to make a real in-house movement needs mastery of a tremendous range of complex and exacting tasks, both technical and creative - and until a decade or so ago, only a few watch-making houses possessed the necessary mixture of skills, time and money to do it. However, it is because they didn't need to. Two things changed the industry beyond recognition. The first was the revival of mechanical watchmaking after the 'quartz crisis'. Mechanical replica watches were not seen any more as the everyday necessity that they had been - but as a luxury. Making at least some of their own movements in-house enabled the top-tier brands to develop distinctive and wholly-owned calibres, with horological substance and rarity that justified their high prices. The second was Swatch Group's determination to drastically cut the supply of ébauches to its competitors. Brands that had taken full use of this ready source of well-proven and cheap movements faced a major crisis. Those with the financial means began to develop their own vertically integrated supply chains; they saw in-house movements as the ways of survival. That tremendous capital investment has to be recouped. So obviously, an in-house movement will be more expensive than a mass-produced third-party one. And naturally, it will be marketed as being more prestigious. The fact is that it matters hardly at all where a movement comes from and matters enormously what is done to say movement before it is cased up in a watch and ready to be sold: how much it has been modified or improved. Perhaps the best way to illustrate the silliness of this debate: the replica Breitling and Tudor's movement-sharing collaboration. The main trouble is transparency - or the lack of it. All of the obfuscation about in-house movements erodes trust. However, please notice that some of the most genuinely "in-house" brands don't even bother to use the term: affordable fake Rolex and Seiko, we're looking at you.
Omega has become the official partner of the Bond film franchise since 1995, though Rolex may be the watch brand most historically connected with superspy James Bond. Therefore, Omega has created large of the James Bond particular watch collections, some are combined with new movie releases and some 'just because.' Actually, the Omega watch we mentioned here was made to commemorate the movie Spectre, which was made in 2015 and starring Daniel Craig. Follow us and you can get a view of the Omega James Bond Aqua Terra 150M Limited Edition in detail. Firstly, on the tip of the yellow seconds hand, there's a miniature version of the Bond family coat of arms (fun fact: the Bond family motto 'Orbis non sufficit' translates to 'The World is not Enough). Moreover, a closer look at the vibrant blue dial, housed within a 41.5 mm stainless steel case, reveals a repetitive pattern that inspired by the family shield for the design. Additionally, just under the 'MASTER CO-AXIAL CHRONOMETER' font on the dial, Omega smartly modified the magnetic resistance rating label to '15,007 GAUSS' where the last three digits are in reference to Bond's famous codename. The matching yellow minute markers on the outer edge, the luminous tapered indexes, and the iconic Omega broad-arrow hour hands complete the design of the dial perfectly. Though the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M James Bond Limited Edition fake watch comes with a matching stainless steel bracelet, a blue nylon strap with yellow stitching included in the set are also provided if you want a more casual look. Of course the set comes with a strap-changing tool for bracelet switching easily. Flip around the Spectre watch you'll see the Omega Master Co-Axial Caliber 8507 via the sapphire caseback. The self-winding Master Co-Axial Caliber 850 powers the time-only Aqua Terra with a 60-hour power reserve and boasts a magnetic resistance of 15,007 gauss. Continuing the 007 theme, there's the obvious 'James Bond' marking front and center on the rotor. Besides, the movement's oscillating weight is skeletonized and has been cut and shaped to be like a gun barrel. The watch's unique edition number (limited to 15,007 pieces) and its water resistance rating of 150 meters (500 feet) are also included of the caseback. It's known to all that the Aqua Terra model from Omega is a everyday sumptuous replica watch which is easy to wear and love. Comes with punchy blue and yellow dial, contrasting with the sporty steel case and bracelet, this special James Bond edition is rather a smart timepiece.
On Veterans' Day, Zenith released its first limited edition replica watch teaming up with the Injured Warrior Project, a charity and veterans service organization to offer various services for wounded American veterans that was launched in the wake of 9/11. The new Edition watch is to offer the ultimate respect to a number of courageous men and women by praising braveness, allegiance, and commitment, to mention superior watch craft technique. The watch is produced 50 units for US market, it is in line with Zenith's tradition of providing different military forces with the cheap replica watches that meet their strict technical demands in terms of stability, legibility and sturdiness. But we don't have the specific details for this watch, it won't surprise us if it is COSC certified. It's based on the astonishing original Zenith TIPO CP-2, first made in the 1960s for the Italian military, CP represents cronometro da polso, i.e. wrist chronograph which is highly prized by collectors. The 43mm limited Edition features a red, white and blue color scheme. It is the first time that the CP-2 is equipped with a matte blue dial contrasting the aluminum ring inside the bezel, with the triangle marker and chronograph hand painted in red. It comes with a customized blue kudu-hide bracelet with red and white stitches. It runs on Zenith's well known Automatic El Primero column-wheel chronograph movement with flyback function. And for the final part, the oscillating weight's Côtes de Genève motif also shows respect to the American flag. We would like to praise Zenith and The Wounded Warrior Project for their collective efforts in helping vets and providing the new best watch.
The Zeitwerk and the Lange 1 are really outstanding A. Lange & Söhne creations. It first unveiled was completely revolutionary, with its jumping digital displays for the hours and minutes and the totally complicated movement, complete with constant force escapement. After that, the replica A. Lange & Söhne has launched a few variations on the original theme, consisting of the Handwerkskunst and the Decimal Strike. Luckily, we're gaining yet another new Zeitwerk, the first with an extra "small" complication, the Zeitwerk Date. Just seeing the watch, it's apparent to see what's going on: You've got the classic Zeitwerk with the addition of a date ring around the outer edge of the dial. The interesting point is that the date is shown via the movement of a red marker under the dial that fills in the proper transparent number to indicate the exact date. The effect is extremely elegant and the extra information doesn't at all distract from the bold Zeitwerk hours and minutes. It's always difficult to tell from press renderings of replica watches, but I want to bet top dollar that the effect is even more subtle in person than it appears here. With the additional complication comes some extra heft - so as to accommodate the extra numerals without disrupting the proportions of the main display, the case has expanded to 44.2mm in diameter from the 41.9mm of the original Zeitwerk. The grey dial and big rhodium-plated German silver bridge look fantastic, and the red accents feel right at home too. This replica watch is a common model, but as you might expect production will be relatively small each year. I still remember the very first time I saw a Zeitwerk - it was real and I'd never seen a photo of one either. My instant reaction was something along the lines of "holy cow, what is that!?" That may be eight or nine years ago, and since then it has grown no less impressive to me over time. Of course, it's a little bigger and thicker than I'd like for my own daily wear, but it's a perfect fake watch I find myself returning to time and time again. This version might be even a little larger in diameter, but to see it get a small technical update like this is interesting, and both the execution of the date complication and the artwork on the dial are greatly elegant and impressive. This is absolutely one of the watches I'm most excited to see in the metal in the year of 2019.
There are many shapes and sizes of sport watches. While I may prefer a good dive watch, or the old-school charm of a racing chronograph, as for me a solid GMT is the best and nothing can beyond it. I suppose there is something particular about GMTs, about their ethos, their simple but powerful functionality, and their ability to ground you in your roots while adapting to any where you want to go in your life. Tudor declared the Black Bay GMT in March at Baselworld, a smart stainless steel travel watch based on the format established by their Black Bay dive watches, with true GMT functionality as well. Following the Pepsi-colored bezel established by Tudor's sibling brand Rolex, the Black Bay GMT is rather a new style for Tudor, but one that is recognizable both for its general Black Bay roots and for its aesthetic and functional similarities to one of the all-time great travel replica watches, the Rolex GMT-Master II. With a strong value proposition, perfect design and a new movement offering true GMT functionality well, the Black Bay GMT has become a classical port watch for the crazy traveler. Tudor has never really produced anything that could be considered a true precursor to the Black Bay GMT before. Of course, they've produced some GMT watches in their history, and even fitted the Heritage Chronograph with a smart 12-hour bezel, but the Black Bay GMT is unique among their product legacy and not according to any specific Tudor reference or model during the produce. If we zoom out just a little, we find Tudor's older brother, Rolex, who do produce a very similar watch in the GMT-Master II. Originally announced the reference 16760 in 1983, the GMT-Master II built upon the travel-ready appeal of the original GMT-Master that Rolex developed for Pan Am pilots in the mid 1950s. Rolex created the model around a new movement that offered local jumping hours for GMT-Master II. So when you landed in a new time zone, you could change the local time in either direction by jump-setting the hour hand through the crown. This functionality also included the ability to progress or retract the date (If you fly through midnight), and the whole process could be done without stopping the replica watch or even disrupting the position of the other hands. If you fly a lot, this functionality will be upgraded. As we all know, the GMT-Master has offered a 24-hour bezel in a split blue/red color scheme that enthusiasts call a "Pepsi" bezel since its inception as reference 6542. At the same time, other colors have been offered, including red/black which is called a "Coke" bezel. The split colors help to describe day/night in the second time zone, and the color scheme has become one of the most noticeable visual design cues of the GMT-Master and GMT-Master II. While there was a brief pause while Rolex developed the ability to produce a red/blue Cerachrom bezel (their application of a ceramic bezel insert), the white gold reference 116719 with the Pepsi look returned to the line up at Baselworld 2014.
It's common to see the popular fake Bell & Ross are greatly inspired by the world of aviation. As a matter of fact, it's within our expectation. However, the new addition to their "Horo" label does it with a much more "grounded" perspective. Following on from last year's three-handed Horolum, the Parisian brand has taken the next logical step and added a chronograph, featuring all the utilitarian styling of the original that's sure to please the swiss watch crowd. Starting with the brand's ever-popular BR-03 square case design, the BR 03-94 Horolum uses a 42mm microblasted steel case, with huge rectangular pushers on its side to control the chronograph. By micro-blasting the case with a high-pressure spray of tiny glass beads, the replica Bell & Ross could dull down the finish, making a matt concrete-grey coloring that doesn't reflect light, an effect that is also attached on its sandwich-style dial. So, it witnesses the hour markers of its top metal plate cut out to reveal a healthy dosing of lume - in step with all five hands of the Horolum - that has been applied below. Powering it from within is an ETA-based automatic chronograph movement, the popular fake Bell & Ross labelled calibre BR-CAL.301, with a power reserve of 42 hours. And to hold it to the wrist is a supple grey-green calfskin strap. However, it isn't actually an entire newly-established watch for Bell & Ross — there're already some chronographs in the BR-03 range that use the same bi-register layout — the newly styled anti-reflective finish of its case goes a long way in adding to its purposeful styling. While dial cut-outs for the hour markers add further depth and outstanding legibility, which is only made better when the lights go out and the runway lights come on. If they also happen to be a fan of square cases, blinding lume, and flying at night, this is just the one which is sure to be adored by lovers of cool replica watches with good looks and practical styling.
In world-branded watch field, the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) is the industry's most important awards ceremony. However the Petite Aiguille is one of the most exciting and accessible categories, which is open to watches at a retail price. The GPHG Jury has chosen a shortlist of 21 replica watches, from brands both large and small. The rose gold Longines Record is a good example. It's a funny choice: a very typical design, COSC-rated movement and an amazing gold case. And while it's up against some strong competition, it's nice to see this Longines, which stands for something of a return to the brand's classical roots, get recognition at the best level. The Longines replica doubled down with the release of the Record collection last year. Illustrating just how serious they are making completely handsome and highly accurate watches, with price tags that won't break the bank. As a result, it was their first ever COSC-certified collection that combined many dial options and colors, with four different sizes of stainless-steel cases. I have to say that while the collection remained steady in the Longines wheelhouse, there was just that little something missing to completely draw me in. The important thing about the Record collection is that each and every version is powered by a chronometer certified automatic movement, with this version using the Caliber L888.4. Particularly manufactured for the replica Longines by ETA, the COSC-certified movement uses a silicon balance spring and maintains a power reserve of 64 hours. The case is sized at 38.5mm and made of 18k rose gold with a see-through caseback and a water resistance rating of 30 metres. While the sunray blue dial is kept simple and clean, with golden bar indexes marking the hours, and a date window at 3 o'clock. To strap the golden fake Longines Record to the wrist is a dial-matching blue alligator leather band. To be honest, the case is well sized and should suit other different wrist sizes It's easy to draw comparisons between their similar cozy feeling on the wrist if you wear the fake watch for many years. However, it's apparent that there's gold in the hills when you strap on this new version. After all, this is a solid piece of 18k rose gold. It's not too heavy though, and it wears as elegantly as it looks when combined with the grand blue of the sunray dial it.
In 1874, Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet，two childhood friends reconnected in the Vallee de Joux in Switzerland. A year later in 1875, they decided to run a business together. They had no idea that their their namesake brand would one day become one of the top companies in their industry. This is the origin and history of fake Audemars Piguet. Both Audemars and Piguet grew up in the Vallee de Joux, where had deep horological roots. They were born in watchmaker families and had been learning watchmaking since childhood. Each had unique strengths in different areas of watchmaking. They were the perfect match and established their first workshop. Watch Innovation Spanning the Centuries In 1892, the brand made its first groundbreaking creation as the advent of the first minute repeater wristwatch. Just a few years later in 1899, they debuted the "Grand Complication" pocket fake watch. The model featured seven unique functions, including a grand and small strike, minute repeater, alarm, perpetual calendar, deadbeat seconds, chronograph with jumping seconds, and split-seconds hand. The company had been through changes when both founders passed away in the span of a year, from 1918 to 1919. But the business remained in the capable hands of the founders' sons, Paul Louis Audemars and Paul Edward Piguet. they are committed to the family tradition of innovation. They created the thinnest pocket replica watches caliber in 1925, the first skeletonized pocket watch in 1934, and the thinnest wristwatch in 1946. Ten years later, the flagship model went through an upgrade that brought about by designer Emmanuel Gueit, the larger Royal Oak Offshore was born. Though these strikingly unconventional models met polarized feedback upon their initial debuts, they have finally defined the brand. Replica Audemars Piguet has never stopped innovating. In the celebration of the company's 125th anniversary at the beginning of the century, they unveiled a highly complicated model showcasing the Equation of time, sunrise, sunset, and a perpetual calendar mechanism. No matter what you choose from the brand's famous fake watch series, like the Royal Oak, or one of their highly complex complications, you know you're wearing an icon when you sport an Audemars Piguet.
Recently, the famous replica Omega launched a new and interesting spin on its recently re-released tool watch that soon piqued our interest. A coarse vertically brushed dial in a subtle shade of denim blue, mated with a slick brown leather backed denim NATO strap gives an overtly casual aesthetic to the otherwise utilitarian model. At the time, a replica watch which is capable of resisting the effects of magnetic fields was a completely legitimate necessity for those working on rail lines, and the top quality replica Omega's press documentation accompanying the news of the Railmaster Denim boldly plays up this connection. However, this latest release is anything but a simple fashion statement to the watch itself. Powering the new release is the amazing fake Omega's self-winding Co-Axial Master Chronometer calibre 8806, which uses a silicon balance spring and delivers a power reserve of 55 hours. Its case features brushed finishing throughout, speaking further to its more utilitarian roots, and its caseback is solid instead of a solid exhibition-style back. You may wonder that this would play an important role in the significant 15,000 gauss magnetic field resistance of the collection, however we have seen replica Omega use exhibition casebacks on its Aqua Terra collection that boasts the same level of magnetic field resistance. We have to give Omega credit for how closely the texture of its vertical brushing plays up the denim-inspired look by taking an up-close look at this new dial variant. It's not an identical match, but it's completely closer than we've seen from other brands aside from the replica Hublot Big Bang Jeans—a fake watch that uses actual denim for the surface of its dial. If you're not totally sold on the all-denim look but are still a fan of this dial, there is a metal bracelet version of the replica watches available as well. As for the price category, the Railmaster faces a fair bit of competition in the form of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 and the IWC Mark XVIII, among others, but at a specifications level it is more than up to snuff. The choice between it and its competitors should come down to nothing more than personal preference at the end of the day.