Here’s the lookalike. Surprise, surprise, it’s the pretty-much-faultless cheap replica Tudor Black Bay Chronograph release from this year’s Watches & Wonders. Do I think this is a smashing watch for the money? I sure do. Do I love Tudor? You know I do.
Would I buy this one? No way, José. Why? Because it’s a lookalike and it isn’t my favorite thing Tudor does (model-wise, it’s probably my fourth favorite). If I were to buy a Swiss movement copy Tudor Chronograph, I would certainly choose the bicolor version. That was a peach, in my opinion. If you’ve forgotten what that looks like, check out the below and tell me I’m wrong: Ah, you can’t beat a good John Player Special colorway. But the JPS Tudor replica with steel case is not the official pick for this list. I wanted to throw those that simply love the looks of the Daytona a bone, so I’m going with the white dial version dropped in January. It really is an excellent value proposition.
The luxury fake Piaget Altiplano is, for more than 60 years, one of the defining dress watches. Clean, elegant, ultra-thin, it has always been a great choice for a “tuxedo watch.” Over the years, thanks to its tradition of watchmaker-jeweller, Piaget has also played on stones, diamonds and colours to create more daring editions of its Altiplano.
Housed in the classic 40mm case, and powered by the in-house automatic 1200P with micro-rotor, this version plays on contrasts with a polished pink gold case and a dark grey meteorite dial. Cold versus warm, smooth versus textured… Being a simple time-and-date model, with thin applied markers and hands, the focus is clearly on the material used for the dial – and as always, no two watches will be equal due to the crystallization of the stone. Piaget Altiplano replica with pink gold case also exists with a gold-coloured meteorite dial. Quick facts: 40mm diameter x approx 6.5mm height – 18K pink gold case – grey meteorite dial with pink gold indexes and hands – Piaget ultra-thin self-winding calibre 1203P – grey alligator leather strap – Limited edition of 300 pieces – EUR 28,200
Back in early 2020, TAG Heuer replica introduced one of its most appealing watches in recent years, the Carrera 160 Years Silver Edition. An elegant tribute to the earliest versions of this legendary chronograph, it nicely merged modern elements and technical base, with an undeniable vintage charm. This retro-shaped chronograph is coming back this year in a new limited edition, this time with a colourful dial, an original deep blue-green with an intense shimmer. So, let’s have a closer look at this new cheap copy TAG Heuer Carrera Special Edition.
When launched, the idea of the Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition was to bring back the flair of the original 1960s versions of this watch, yet in a modernized way. Named after the legendary Carrera Panamericana race and born in 1963, the Carrera was one of Jack Heuer’s first creation. Clean, focused, elegantly designed, its design with signature applied indexes and faceted lugs will become one of the TAG Heuer’s pillar collections. In addition to the contemporary editions offered by the brand these days, such as the Carrera Sport 44mm and the Carrera 42mm, the brand also has another, more faithful and retro-styled version in its collection, but only reserved to limited edition models, such as the Silver edition and the Montreal.
Built around the same base as these two watches, perfect fake TAG Heuer today introduces a new limited model, this time with a more original colour, yet still with the sleek, minimalistic look of the original models, as well as the nicely proportioned case already used in the past years.
As such, this new green dial copy TAG Heuer Carrera Special Edition is built around a clean and relatively compact case measuring 39mm in diameter. It is also designed to be as close as possible to the original concept, with entirely polished steel surfaces, a thin flat bezel framing a box-shaped sapphire crystal, straight casebands and the emblematic faceted lugs of this collection. Being modernly powered, it is however relatively thick, with an approximate 15mm height. The right side is equipped with traditional pump pushers and an unprotected crown – all of which resulting in a refined, sporty-chic look that was already the hallmark of the original Carreras.
What’s new this year is the dial, well its colour to be precise. The whole design is, just like the case, intended to be as close as possible to the spirit of early models, with the sleek style of the 2447. This means a dial without tachymeter, without date, without modern applied logo… The essential only. The sober tricompax dial only displays the time and the chronograph, and all the elements are made to make its use simple and legible. The best quality copy watch features applied baton indexes and hands with a rhodium-plated and polished surface, and the simple “Heuer-only” logo and “Carrera” name are found at 12 o’clock.
For this 2021 fake TAG Heuer Carrera Green Special Edition, the brand has selected a surprising colour, named teal, with a blue-green hue. Fresh and creative, yet relatively subtle in most conditions, it is paired with a sunray-brushed pattern that makes the colour more vibrant in sunlight. The sub-dials are snailed to detach from the rest of the dial. The watch is worn on a classic (too classic maybe) black alligator strap closed by a steel folding clasp with safety buttons. Under a sapphire caseback is the brand’s classic in-house Heuer 02 movement. A modern integrated architecture, it features a column wheel and a vertical clutch. This movement, which powers most of the brand’s higher-end chronographs, is built to be robust and offers an extended power reserve of 80 hours. Through the caseback, it shows a blackened oscillating weight as well as teal-coloured touches on the inscriptions and the column wheel.
The new timepiece comes in a 41.9 mm 18K pink gold case with a grey silver dial or in a limited edition of 150 watches in 18K white gold with a solid pink gold dial. The latter material combination has been presented by high quality A. Lange & Söhne replica watch initially in 2019, in the Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon, also a limited edition model. Color-coordinated hands and appliques in pink gold or rhodium gold round off the harmonious design.
In the pink gold version, the hands are also luminous, as are the square hour markers of the minute scale. The white gold version has a dark brown leather strap, the pink gold model comes with a red-brown leather strap. The moon phase display with an integrated day/night indicator is a further special feature.
Exactly 20 years ago, A. Lange & Söhne presented the Langematik Perpetual, its first 1:1 copy A. Lange & Söhne replica wristwatch with a perpetual calendar. It was followed by seven further models, mostly in combination with other complications such as a chronograph, a tourbillon, or both. Apart from the classic principle with calendar displays controlled by a 48-step cam, the Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar introduced in 2012 already took a different approach that has now been adopted by the new model.
To integrate the calendar ensemble into the exceptional off-centered dial architecture of the Lange 1 without compromising the harmonious balance of the displays, the month indication was implemented with a ring at the periphery of the dial that advances once a month. This design replaces the classic control principle with a 48-step cam. The innovation challenged the ingenuity of Lange’s engineers because advancing the ring at the end of the month requires considerably more power than traditional solutions. The ring-shaped month display is complemented with the Lange outsize date, a retrograde day-of-week display, and a leap-year indication. The instantaneously advancing calendar displays are always crisply legible. They can be advanced collectively or individually with correctors. Once properly set, the mechanism is programmed to reliably indicate each month change until the year 2100.
The perpetual calendar is the central complication of the brown leather strap copy A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Perpetual Calendar, but not the only one. The watch additionally features a moon-phase display with an integrated day/night indicator. The combination of the moon-phase display with a day/night indicator has two layers. It consists of a solid-gold celestial disc with a blue gradation. It completes one full revolution about its own axis every 24 hours. Against this background, the moon —either in white or pink gold— performs its synodic orbit in 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes, and three seconds with such precision that it takes 122.6 years before a correction by one day is needed. With the 2016 debut of the combined display in the Lange 1 Moon Phase, the moon appears on a monochrome light blue canopy during the day and on a dark blue starry sky at night.
Powering the Lange 1 Perpetual Calendar is the automatic movement L021.3. Based on the calibre L021.1 of the Lange 1 Daymatic and has been endowed with a newly developed winding mechanism. Its technical features include a unidirectional winding rotor in 21K gold with an additional centrifugal mass in platinum, a power reserve of 50 hours, and a cam-poised balance that runs with a frequency of 21,600 vph.
Many of Lange’s quality hallmarks can be admired through the sapphire crystal case back: the plates and bridges made of untreated German silver and decorated with Glashütte ribbing, five gold chatons secured with thermally blued steel screws, and the hand-engraved balance cock with the superposed whiplash spring used for beat adjustments. As always, the parts of the movement, which are assembled twice, are manually finished to the strictest Lange standards. The materials, the architecture, and the artisanal finissage confirm that in terms of unique design and mechanical perfection, this quality clone watch is perpetual in every respect.