A Carbon Fiber Customized Luxury Replica Patek Philippe Ref.5711 from DiW? Plus More!

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.

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Editors’ Picks I Hate Myself For Loving You: The UK Best Replica Watches & Wonders Drops We Can’t Stop Thinking About

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.

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THE UK SWISS FAKE LONGINES LEGEND DIVER L3.374.4.50.0 GETS AN UPDATE WITH TWO NEW DIAL COLORS

After a period of letting the watch languish somewhat without the updates some fans craved, Longines replica has placed a renewed focus on the Legend Diver in recent months. It was in November of last year that we brought you news of Longines introducing a handsome version of the watch with a bronze case and green dial (and no date), and now as part of their first batch of new releases for 2021, high quality replica Longines has given us a few more variants, adding blue and brown dialed versions to the Legend Diver stable.

We often credit Longines with being among the best in the business at the vintage reissue watch. Over the years, they’ve raided their archives over and over again, and have a higher batting average than almost any brand we can think of. Longines certainly has an impressive back catalog of releases to choose from, but someone deserves credit for simply having good taste, and making the right choices time and time again. The Legend Diver was an early success for Swiss made copy Longines in the vintage reissue game when it was first released in 2007 to quite a bit of enthusiast acclaim.

The new Longines Heritage Legend Diver fake with steel case in blue and brown will of course feel familiar to fans of this model in its prior black dialed version. It retains the long lugs and internal rotating bezel, both of which have become synonymous with the reference since it first popped up. A blue dialed diver is something that’s always welcome and a standard variant across many popular models that might be competitive with the Legend Diver in a crowded marketplace, so this version feels almost predictable. The brown is more of a surprise, and takes on some of the warmer character of the bronze and green Legend Diver we looked at last year. The dial suggests tropical ageing in a way that many enthusiasts who reject faux patina might be more inclined to accept – it truly is just a color choice in this case.

The Longines copy for sale is water resistant to 300 meters and both the time setting crown at 4:00 and the crown used to rotate the bezel at 2:00 screw down. The case measures 42mm in diameter, and you can expect it to wear larger, as the Legend Diver tends to do, thanks to those long lugs. The way this watch wears has been a point of contention among enthusiasts since it was introduced, with many clamoring for a smaller version (which Longines delivered in 2018 with a 36mm version marketed toward women, but wearable by anyone). But the 42mm case is true to the original reference 7042 that the Legend Diver is based on, as are the long, downturned lugs.
Another element of the watch that has been hashed out ad nauseum on the forums and social media is the inclusion of a date window on the dial. The very first version of the high quality fake Longines Legend Diver reissue came with no date, and was thus an instant enthusiast favorite. Later versions include a date at 3:00, and while it certainly breaks up the symmetry of the dial, it’s undeniably functional and not implemented terribly. The date is a feature of the Calibre L888.5 movement made especially for Longines, so it’s unlikely we’ll see a version of this watch without a date until ETA develops something new. This is a strong, modern caliber, with 64 hours of power reserve and a silicon balance spring.
Longines clone has not provided pricing or availability information for the US market yet, but the watch is currently available to purchase on the Longines UK site for £1,750 (pretty close the current $2,300 USD asking price for the standard black dialed Legend Diver).

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Nick Jonas shows he’s a serious watch guy with this UK Swiss Made Replica Omega Speedmaster in Canopus Gold on Saturday Night Live

As a fake watch enthusiast and journalist, I get excited when I see celebrities sporting coveted timepieces on their wrists. More often than not we see the greatest hits from the usual suspects, but on the most recent episode of Saturday Night Live, Nick Jonas made #watchfam really proud.

Nick has a clear appreciation for watchmaking. His Instagram feed is full of a variety of watches from a wide spectrum of manufacturers. Sure he has the more clear-cut celebrity choices in his collection, which we will explore below, but the watch Nick opted to wear during his monologue is a true flex that conveys he is not only a fan of watches as an accessory, but also for their horological merit. While he is certainly not the first famous figure to sport a silver dial replica Omega Speedmaster, he may very well be the first spotted wearing one of the new 3861 powered Speedys in Canopus gold – Omega’s proprietary blend of white gold.

While a beautiful watch, it is definitely not a reference you would immediately guess would find its way onto the wrist of a celebrity. To choose this Speedmaster over another Rolex or Richard Mille, you would need an appreciation for the larger spectrum of watchmaking. The best 1:1 copy Omega Speedmaster 3861 in Canopus Gold is proof that Nick Jonas is a fully fledged watch enthusiast, not just buying the brand, but more so the watch for its merits.

Nick Jonas

Nick was not alone in terms of killer watch flex during the monologue. His brother Kevin had a fun cameo during the opening of the show and can be clearly seen wearing a 41mm Audemars Piguet Royal Oak with a ruthenium dial. It’s a more understated monotone look and, while arguably less coveted than the blue dial version, displays a clear enthusiasm for watches, too.

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Introducing Swiss Made Fake Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Year Of The Ox UK

The lunar New Year is a time to forget the misfortunes of the past and open the door to good luck. For this reason, new clothes and accessories are auspicious.

The perfect replica Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Year Of The Ox is interesting in that it applies ancient techniques to create something completely novel (and very auspicious indeed).

AAA Best Replica Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Year Of The Ox

The face of this ultra-thin high-quality fake watch features a carved golden ox harnessed to a colorful cart inspired by the emperor’s wagons. It is designed and created in workshops of the century-old company Yamada Heiando, and each is individually painted by lacquer artist Minori Koizumi.

These artisans turn sap from the Urushi tree into lacquer for painting. This many-layered method also uses the Japanese technique of Maki-e, which adds shimmering gold dust to the lacquer.

Black Alligator Leather Strap Fake Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Year Of The Ox

The case of this 39.5mm watch is forged from a solid block of ethically sourced 18-karat rose gold. And with its in-house L.U.C 96.17-L ultra-thin (3.3mm thick) movement, the entire watch, when cased, measures only 6.8mm in thickness. This caliber also boasts a high frequency, so it can wind two barrels efficiently and offer 65 hours of power reserve. The mechanism is meticulously finished, and some of the components can be viewed via the exhibition-style sapphire caseback. The watch is finished with a black alligator strap.

Due to the time-consuming process of making the dials, only 88 pieces (a lucky number in Asian cultures) will be produced.

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