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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NBA Superstars With Their Luxury Replica Watches For Sale UK

James Harden recently purchased a Richard Mille replica watch for rapper and friend Lil Baby, but the choice of watch was likely due to the fact Harden has a soft spot for Richard Mille himself. In a press conference, Harden was clocked wearing his orange rubber strap fake Richard Mille RM 11-03 McLaren Automatic Flyback watch, with the orange strap and accents reflecting his bold personality on and off the court. Richard Mille watches are prized for their scarce supply, irresistible marketing and, to be fair, their highly robust case builds and movements. This is a watch that can withstand the shock and awe of James Harden’s full-contact lifestyle.
The copy Richard Mille RM 11-03 McLaren Automatic Flyback Chronograph is available for purchase on the secondhand market. Price: Around $400,000 USD

Andre Iguodola was one of the earlier visitors to the Talking Watches segment filmed by Hodinkee. It is clear from the video, as well as other videos, the force is strong with this horologically enthused superstar. While a fan of brands such as Audemars Piguet, Rolex and Hublot – it all began for Iguodola with Panerai. He acquired one when he was drafted into the league, but it was unfortunately stolen from the locker room during a game while he was on the court. Thankfully, Iguodola has found a lot of success in basketball since then and has been able to subsequently acquire more Panerai watches. But there is still a hole in his heart from losing his first.

To showcase a watch not previously discussed by the superstar, Iguodola also owns an Everose gold case fake Rolex Cosmograph Daytona – opting to pair it with a leather strap instead of its original Oysterflex bracelet. The chocolate notes of the dial and black ceramic bezel make the watch a killer blend of sports/dress, a watch ready for a spontaneous free-throw contest if the situation calls for it.
The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 116515LN replica in Everose Gold on Oysterflex Bracelet is available for inquiries at authorised dealers. Price: $29,700 USD

While he is known to have a large collection of watches, LeBron James is regularly spotted wearing his two-tone Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore watch. It has a 44mm rose gold case with an off-tone titanium bezel and is highly unusual in this respect, as, more often than not, two-tone pieces have precious bezels paired with steel or titanium cases. Yet this configuration actually makes a lot of sense, considering the bezel is usually what takes the brunt of the shock when door-knobbed or desk diving. The watch also has a diamond-covered pusher at 2 o’clock to add some subtle bling to the offering. The best quality fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore is by no means an uncommon watch on NBA players’ wrists, but this watch is special in that the reference was designed in collaboration with James, an ambassador for the brand, and even named after him to celebrate the partnership. Man, is it good to be the king.

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 26210OI.OO.A109CR.01 “LeBron James” is a limited edition of 600 watches that is no longer for sale, and fetches about $72,000 USD on the secondary market.

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