Over the last several months, Oris replica has been involved in an all out blitz to introduce their new Caliber 400 family of movements into as many watches from their diverse lineup as possible. We’ve brought you stories on copy watches featuring derivatives of the Caliber 400 from the Divers 65 family, their Big Crown line, and of course the start of it all: the Aquis. Now, Oris has returned to the Aquis for their latest Caliber 400 release, this time adding it to the midsize 41.5mm case size.
The Aquis is Oris’s modern divers watch, falling somewhere between the vintage inspired Divers 65 and the ultra professional ProDiver. For a brand that gets a lot of mileage out of an attention to their history and vintage inspired designs, the Oris Aquis clone is somewhat unusual in the catalog for it’s unapologetically modern and contemporary design. It often (unfairly) gets lost in the shuffle of integrated bracelet sports watches, and has proven to be a great canvas for a number of colorful limited editions over the years. The sizing, though, is tough. With an integrated bracelet watch, there is little room for error, and high quality copy Oris has responded by releasing the Aquis in a range of sizes, from 43mm at the high end to 39.5 at the smaller side of the spectrum. While the 41.5mm Aquis has been available with an off the shelf Sellita derived movement for some time, the release of this Swiss movement fake Oris watch with a Caliber 400 movement illustrates Oris’s commitment to providing their customers with choice, and is also evidence of a larger trend we’ve seen with the brand (and the industry in general) in making a move toward smaller sizes. (Not that 41.5mm is small, necessarily – but it’s certainly a notable notch down from the full size Aquis at 43mm.) This Oris Aquis replica uk is available with blue, anthracite, and green dials. Again, Oris is all about choice, and the color range here moves from traditional to playful, and the dials themselves have sunburst effects meant to come alive in the light. The bezels are in matching colors and feature ceramic inserts, and the watch is specced as you’d anticipate with a full 300 meters of water resistance, a screw down crown, and sapphire glass.
Of course, the start of the show on the technical side of things is the Caliber 400 movement itself, which features a more efficient winding system, an extended power reserve of 120 hours, timekeeping within COSC standards, and a ten year warranty and matching recommended service interval. The new Oris Aquis Date fake with black rubber strap in 41.5mm is available now with a retail price of $3300 on a rubber strap, and $3500 on a stainless steel bracelet. Watch this space for a full review of this watch with hands on impressions in the coming weeks.
The cheap fake Longines Silver Arrow is a simple three-hand watch, based on the original timepiece that first debuted in 1956. Named after the renowned German sports cars that were a fixture on race tracks back the yesteryear, the watch certainly endeavoured to pursue the kind of success that is enjoyed by those cars that bore the very same namesake.
Interestingly, as pointed out by some other journalists, the Silver Arrow was also reintroduced earlier in 2009 – albeit in the form of a 38.5mm watch that features a date indicator and a less detailed stick indices. It was still a remarkably nice watch nonetheless.
Now, back to the 2021 iteration. This version is much closer to the original version, but with some tweaks. How does it stand against the original model, as well as the 2009 variant? Let us find out! The high-end fake Longines Heritage Silver Arrow is a subtle and elegant piece, and Longines had retained these characteristics by introducing the watch with a case dimension of 38.5mm. This is similar to the 2009 iteration, but it is definitely a tad smaller than most modern watches these days. We are, however, glad that Longines had taken this step as the watch certainly looks immaculate and prim with a relatively smaller case.
Design-wise, the case is rather simple. The Longines replica with stainless steel case features a pair of elongated lugs, as well as a thin bezel. These are hallmarks of a dress-watch, and we do think it works well with three-hand watches that are gunning for the more minimalistic and classy looks. Moving on, the highlight of the piece certainly lies in the dial. One interesting point to note is the colour of it – it ranges between white to a very subtle yet tasteful shade of cream under different lighting conditions. In certain angles and lighting, in fact, it does look like a light custard (or tau huey, for a more localised context) especially with its smooth texture. We do enjoy the effects, and it certainly gives the watch different dimensions – with white being modern, and cream being more rustic and classic.
The indices are also another noteworthy point. Similar to the original iteration, the applied indices are corrugated. Visually, the indices are stunning especially when it reflects light at different angles. It also provides a nice touch to the three-hand watch, where small details as such are appreciated and much valued by collectors. This is certainly a step up from the 2009 iteration, and it is certainly something that makes the Silver Arrow a little more special as well. Finally, we have the hands. Longines opted for the lozenge hands, which is identical to the original 1956 iteration as well. It is applied with a thin strip of luminescence material, which allows one to see in the dark. Frankly, we could have done without that, as it does look a wee bit out of place with the theme. However, we do understand that sometimes, there are collectors who opt for functionality over these minor indiscretions.
Overall, we do think the Silver Arrow is a handsome watch. We like its classic looks – from the creamy dial, to the corrugated indices and the cursive fonts that were used at the six o’clock position. In fact, we do go as far to say that this is perhaps the best looking watch of Longines’ 2021 novelties by a margin. The brand has certainly got it right again when it comes to the Heritage line. Powering the Silver Arrow is the Calibre L888, a movement that is probably familiar with most collectors who are acquainted with Longines watches. This is a self-winding movement that beats at 25,200 vph, and it boasts a decent power reserve of around 72 hours.
The watch is fitted with a solid caseback, and hence we are unable to ascertain the level of finishing of the watch. From what we have learnt thus far, we do reckon the L888 is probably treated with basic forms of finishing – which is expected of a timepiece at this price point. Anything beyond the industrial-grade finishing will be an additional bonus, but we are not too particular about this for an entry-level piece. The brown leather strap copy Longines Silver Arrow is priced at S$2,950. At this price point, we do think that it offers great value – considering its quality and looks. In fact, we do go as far to say that it is a very compelling choice for a new collector who is looking for his or her first entry-level luxury watch with a rich history and strong brand pedigree.
There are endless styles of luxury replica watches, ranging from plain-and-simple to over-the-top, from time-only models to grande complications. While we often categorize watches on certain features or complications (tourbillon watches, sports watches, dive watches, etc…) there are styling choices that are free from restraints and can be found in any category. Today we go through no less than eight skeletonized fake watches online that extend this delicate craft beyond the conventional boundaries.
One of the manufactures known for ultra-thin watchmaking also happens to excel at the art of skeletonized watchmaking. Combining the two results in impressive, evocative watches like the 38 mm replica Piaget Altiplano Skeleton Ultra-Thin Automatic. The ultra-thin Piaget 1200S calibre has a micro-rotor and is of course beautifully finished. The movement is only 2.45mm thin and is one of the slimmest in the world at the moment, fitted in a 5,34mm thin case.
Quick facts: white or pink gold case – 38mm diameter x 5.34mm height – ultra-thin Piaget 1200S calibre – self-winding movement with micro-rotor – 189 parts in rhodium or anthracite coating – 44h power reserve – EUR 58,000
I love forged carbon fiber. I think it’s such a fantastic material and just looks incredibly sleek. The unique patterns caused by the random layering of the Carbon fibers are mesmerizing. When DiW Manufacture began teasing a new project, and I saw hints of forged carbon fiber in the teasers, I was really excited. Last week the brand revealed its project in full, and we were greeted with a potentially controversial concept, but one that I think is pretty darn cool. Whenever a luxury fake Patek Philippe Nautilus ref.5711 is touched or customized, there will be some outrage, but haters gonna hate. For many collectors, the 5711 is regarded as the pinnacle of a collection and the holy grail due to its rarity and desirability. This makes the name Black Grail project rather apt! The Black Grail project took DiW Manufacture 10 months of development and 6 months of crafting to achieve. The customized Patek Philippe 5711 features a combined carbon fiber bracelet, a carbon fiber bezel, and Black DLC coated elements (case and mid-links).
The bracelet is the most challenging part to make as every single link is hand finished, and carbon fiber can be tough and unpredictable to work with. The dial is also handcrafted at the manufacture with a beautiful sandblasted/matte finish. The Black Grail Project is a very modern reimagination of a watch that has remained largely unchanged since its introduction in 1976. Stylistically it remains faithful to the original, but the carbon fiber adds an edge to the 5711 that has never quite been seen before. Hey there indie fans. I’m back at it with another episode of Independent Insights. Whenever I see new releases or indie news that I find interesting, I will put together a short roundup. It seems I’m not alone in enjoying this area of the industry we call our hobby!
This week, we see a new update to a non-military-issued German watch, a jazzy retrograde GMT watch, and carbon fiber Patek Philippe ref.5711 copy online. If that sounds good to you, then read on!
Mühle Glashütte S.A.R. Rescue-Timer LUMEN Mühle Glashütte is perhaps not the first brand that comes to mind when you hear the name Glashütte. Maybe it has been overshadowed by its neighbors in recent times. That said, the German brand does have some pretty tasty models in its collection, including the S.A.R. Rescue-Timer. This watch has been accompanying the maritime rescue workers of the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service (DGzRS) on their missions since February 2002. For fans of officially issued watches, this is pretty darn cool! These brave sea rescuers undertake an important and dangerous job to which many lucky people owe their lives.
The S.A.R. Rescue-Timer is not just another water-resistant tool watch. There are some serious upgrades over similar style watches that make this an absolute natural for the job at hand. Firstly, the stainless steel case is resistant to an impressive 1,000 meters. The sapphire crystal is a belt-busting 4mm thick to help it cope with the rough conditions experienced at sea. Finally, Mühle Glashütte has upgraded the Sellita SW200 movement to improve shock resistance with a woodpecker-neck fine adjustment. Versions of this watch have been in use since 2002, but the newest iteration sees some upgrades in the readability department.
Light it up! The entire S.A.R. Rescue-Timer LUMEN dial is wholly covered in Swiss Super-LumiNova to allow unparalleled legibility in all conditions. The distinctive all-black skeleton hands are easily legible thanks to the contrast against the cream-colored background. Traditionally available on a rubber strap or stainless steel bracelet, Mühle Glashütte has now introduced a new textile strap as a third option. The new strap was developed especially for the S.A.R. Rescue-Timer LUMEN and complements the color scheme of the watch’s illuminating dial.
Find out more about Mühle Glashütte and the brand’s history with the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service here. The S.A.R. Rescue-Timer LUMEN starts from £1,830.00.
CYRUS Klepcys GMT Retrograde CYRUS is a Swiss independent brand that I do not see mentioned very often. It is a relatively young brand in the market at just 11 years old. Still, it does some very cool stuff, as evidenced by today’s focus, the Klepcys GMT Retrograde. CYRUS has just released the new model in three combinations of titanium, and DLC titanium made together with watchmaker Jean-François Mojon.
The modern case shape measures 42mm and is the smallest case size from the Swiss brand to date. The Klepcys GMT Retrograde is also 13.9mm thick. Combined with the case diameter, this makes for a very wearable experience on paper. The case has two crowns, placed symmetrically at 3 and 9 o’clock. The crown at 3 o’clock is used to wind the movement and set the local time. Its counterpart at 9 o’clock sets the GMT function via a button.
As the GMT retrograde terminology might suggest, the second time zone is displayed via a bright blue retrograde sub-dial in the center of the dial, with a matching blue hand. The local time is read from a more conventional, peripheral, 12-hour scale with large semi-skeletonized hands. The main dial itself is skeletonized to allow a peek at the movement underneath. The skeletonized bridges all draw the eye down to the seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock. There is quite a lot going on, but it is well balanced and adds a lot of depth and detail. I rather like the overall effect!
Find out more on CYRUS’s website here. The Klepcys GMT Retrograde is limited to 50 pieces per model, and starts at €18,100.
DiW Manufacture Black Grail Project I love forged carbon fiber. I think it’s such a fantastic material and just looks incredibly sleek. The unique patterns caused by the random layering of the Carbon fibers are mesmerizing. When DiW Manufacture began teasing a new project, and I saw hints of forged carbon fiber in the teasers, I was really excited. Last week the brand revealed its project in full, and we were greeted with a potentially controversial concept, but one that I think is pretty darn cool. Whenever a black DLC coated case replica Patek Philippe ref.5711 is touched or customized, there will be some outrage, but haters gonna hate. For many collectors, the 5711 is regarded as the pinnacle of a collection and the holy grail due to its rarity and desirability. This makes the name Black Grail project rather apt!
The Black Grail project took DiW Manufacture 10 months of development and 6 months of crafting to achieve. The customized clone Patek Philippe 5711 features a combined carbon fiber bracelet, a carbon fiber bezel, and Black DLC coated elements (case and mid-links). The bracelet is the most challenging part to make as every single link is hand finished, and carbon fiber can be tough and unpredictable to work with. The dial is also handcrafted at the manufacture with a beautiful sandblasted/matte finish. The Black Grail Project is a very modern reimagination of a watch that has remained largely unchanged since its introduction in 1976. Stylistically it remains faithful to the original, but the carbon fiber adds an edge to the 5711 that has never quite been seen before.
An exclusive club — invites required! For those interested parties, it will not be available for just anyone. DiW Manufacture is limiting it to members of DiW family who previously requested another custom timepiece. Production is only upon request and the estimated lead time is about 10 weeks. The price tag is €179,990 (including the donor 5711). For those who wish to provide their own replica watch ref.5711, the customization price is €79,990. You can find out more about the Black grail project on DiW’s website.
In her seminal ode to the perversities of the human heart, “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” that most able and lyrical chronicler of la condition humaine, the enduringly trenchant Joan Jett, observes, “I think of you every night and day/You took my heart, and you took my pride away.” So it is with HODINKEE editors and these, the luxury replica watches of Watches & Wonders (And More) that we simply cannot stop obsessing over.
Horological earworms, if you will, these timepieces have burrowed into our heads and rented space in our brains. We love them despite ourselves. They are super clone watches that, based on what we know — or thought we knew! — of our own characters, we should at least dislike and, at most, roundly loathe. And yet, they exert an undeniable fascination. Herewith, then, gentle readers, are the Watches & Wonders drops we can’t stop thinking about (and it isn’t for lack of trying). Logan Baker: The High-end Fake Hublot Big Bang Unico “Yellow Magic”
It’s yellow. Like, really yellow. And it’s a Hublot. Those are two ingredients that don’t typically work for me on their own. But mix them together? I gotta admit, I’m into it. The aptly named skeleton dial copy Hublot Big Bang Unico Yellow Magic is one mean stew of rock-solid ceramic rendered in a trademark Hublot highlighter hue. I honestly couldn’t stop looking at the initial press images from James’ article; my eyes, weary from one too many Watches & Wonders Zoom appointments, were fully entranced by its sensational sunny aesthetic
The simple sheen of the ceramic surface, available for the first time in a vibrant canary yellow, offers the perfect frame for the openworked dial that showcases the in-house HUB1280 automatic flyback chronograph movement inside. My favorite detail? The seamlessly matching yellow stencil outline of the hour markers and handset. My only hope is that I get a chance to see the cheap copy Hublot Yellow Magic in person this summer before all 250 pieces are snapped up by those who are similarly enticed.