The international watch fair is just for you if highly complex, mind-blowing timepieces are your jam. After all, it’s the Haute Horlogerie fair. But things get more difficult if you are into simpler fare, more suitable for daily duty. Never fear though, for amidst the tourbillons and astronomical complications there’s some amazing value to be had. Let’s see the more examples below:
Unsurprisingly, the popular swiss replica watches IWC’s Pilot’s line is given its utilitarian and attractive style — one of the brand’s strongest performers, and this year saw a crop of the best high-flying releases in a good while. Among the bold new materials and aviation-inspired complications, it was the plain steel Spitfire that really stood out. Now in a 39mm case, and with an in-house movement, it’s a stunner of a watch, with enough old-world charm to win the Battle of Britain.
We’re on record as being teambaumatic, and the newest dial offering, in graduated Cadran Bleu, only seals the deal. This dark dial looks amazing, and the Baumatic movement, with five days power and COSC or non-COSC options, is a solid performer. Although it’s worth noting that the escapement is no longer silicon, perhaps because Richemont was not a part of the consortium. Even without this element, it’s still a strong proposition.
Montblanc’s revamped Heritage collection was one of the real winners from SIHH, a collection oozing in stylish nostalgia and charm. No small part of that charm is because of the complex, domed dials with sophisticated finishes and mix of printed and applied details. And while this collection encompasses top-end chronographs, a GMT and a Day-Date, I’m quite smitten by this 40mm time-only offering with the warm, coppery toned salmon dial.
However, the fake Rolex is the number one commonly faked brand, particularly amongst those with the cheapest who sells the best replica watches. The next most common faked watch is Audemars Piguet. I think the rise of Audemars Piguet is due to its popularity in the hip-hop culture and also because of its original price point being high. The Rolex DayDate and DateJust are the best copied Rolex watch modes and then the Submariner after those. When it comes to fake Audemars Piguet it is all about the Royal Oak Offshore. Other brands on the rise when it comes to are Panerai and of course Omega. I have yet to see any properly made replicated of Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, or similar brands. They are replicated, but the fakes look nothing like actual production models.