Which Perfect Fake Watch Should I Wear For Christmas Dinner?

Today, two of our editors, Kristin and Franziska, share a recent email exchange regarding the perfect replica watch for the festive season. We’d love to know your thoughts on the format, so drop us a note in the comments section at the end of the article.

I hope you are doing well. I need your sharp sense of fashion and your help. Here’s the situation: I will be attending a Christmas dinner soon (fingers crossed that corona isn’t messing with my plans), and I need a timepiece with the “wow” factor. Now, you know that I cannot stand a lot of “bling-bling” Hublot fake watch with Swiss movement on a watch, but perhaps I’ll make an exception for Christmas …
You know your watches, I must say! I immediately checked out the 35 mm replica Breitling Navitimer ref. R17395211A1R1 after you mentioned this gem and am actually impressed. Although the burgundy leather strap might not be for me. But after some scrolling on the website, I found the same model in gold, the Navitimer Automatic 35 18k Red Gold (ref. R17395211A1R1). It’s like if the NOMOS Orion 33 you mentioned earlier and the cute little golden Casio had a love child, wouldn’t you agree?

I’m intrigued. And yes, I know that I have about zero credibility after having proclaimed that “bling-bling” is not my thing and the luxury copy watch shouldn’t be too flamboyant. But I was also thinking: it’s Christmas, live a little, spoil yourself, go on a splurge! Maybe this is it, it has a wow-factor and all that jazz — but it will be the only Christmas gift from me to myself for many, many years to come (hint: the price tag). Franzi, I’m lost; come on, let’s ask the readers!

The velvety black beauty of the Swiss Fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked Black Ceramic

If there is any single watch to lovingly blame for the craze of luxury fake sports watches with integrated bracelets, it’s the Royal Oak from Audemars Piguet. When initially launched in 1972, it wasn’t the beloved reference it has become today – in fact, many people were confounded by its introduction, especially given its hefty price tag in steel. Since its launch, however, the Royal Oak has taken the watch-collecting world by storm – with celebrities from The Rock to Jay-Z opting to sport the coveted timepiece. It has also undergone many evolutions; its technology endlessly upgraded with new complications and case compositions.

This week the collection welcomes another novel entry in the form of the black ceramic replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked


The black ceramic case is a modern 41mm in diameter, and manages to retain the exquisite hand-finished externals seen on the metallic models within the catalogue. To achieve AP’s standard of finishing on a ceramic canvas is no easy feat, but the hallowed manufacturer was more than up for the challenge. The bezel, bracelet and case maintain the rich satin brush the Royal Oak is known for, as well as the hints of high polish that light up as the watch moves on the wrist.

Audemars Piguet replica with skeleton dial has a screw-down crown, which ensures the watch is truly water-resistant to a depth of 50 metres. The bracelet is entirely fashioned in black ceramic as well, including its AP folding clasp. The only portion of the watch not rendered in the material is the exhibition caseback that’s made from titanium and sapphire — because who doesn’t want to see this gorgeous movement from all angles?
The movement is not only visible on the flipside of the watch, but also proudly displayed front and centre. The open-worked slate grey dial creates a gorgeous maze of gears and bridges that are all chamfered and bevelled to the highest quality. Open-worked dials can prove a tad illegible with the network of visible mechanics making it harder to tell the time at a glance. But Audemars Piguet has made two great choices to help sidestep this issue. First, the hour markers and hands are fashioned in a contrasting pink gold, which increases legibility against its slate-grey backdrop. Second, the hands have received a luminescent coating, which means the time is re
adable in darker settings as well.
The watch is powered by the self-winding manufacture calibre 3132. Made of 245 components, this movement is a feast for the eyes, regardless of how immersed you are in the hobby. The most interesting aspect of the best quality fake watch from an horological viewpoint is its use of two balance wheels. According to AP, “This patented innovation, released by Audemars Piguet in 2016, improves the watch’s precision and stability. By incorporating two balance wheels and two hairsprings assembled on the same axis, the system oscillates in perfect synchrony.”

To highlight this technology, the balance wheels are the only components of the movement, other than its winding rotor, to be fabricated in pink gold. The 3132 caliber has 38 jewels, a beat rate of 21,600 vph, and a power reserve of 45 hours.