Piaget is always famous for its long-term progress in crafting remarkably thin watches. All was well as long as they could rule in this game, sometimes by greater and sometimes rather minuscule margins. In recent years, however, we have seen that the replica Piaget lose focus not just of the elegant fake watch market in general, but also of its true self. Another sparkle of hope for the brand comes in the ultra-delicate shape of the Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept watch.
I have several questions on how does this Ultimate Concept fit into the world of Piaget? What difference will it actually make for them or the popular watch market? Will we ever see something like this in production?
Fit into Piaget it does, because it’s a thin replica watch manufactured by a brand whose modern image was largely built on thin watches. It’s also fitting as Bulgari has been taking all the limelight lately when it comes to breaking thin watch records – they have completely blindsided Piaget and took over in just several years, years that slip by really fast when it comes to products that take such a long time to develop.
No matter whether it will make a difference in the popular watch market is a hard question. It makes a difference in the sense that it gives a brief – and hence passing – proof that Piaget is alive, even if not well. Halo products can make a difference, but I think it is a rather moot exercise when the bigger selection of actually available and relatively competitively priced products is lackluster at best. Of course, the Piaget replica is still a solid brand to turn to if you want some super niche, neatly made, rare piece – but as far as major collections are concerned, there’s a lot of work to be done.
To achieve and maintain the Altiplano Ultimate Concept’s remarkable thinness, the fake Piaget had to use some clever and tricky engineering solutions. This includes a base-plate design that merges the two pieces into one, with the wheels and other components being fitted directly to the case-back. This ingenious solution is not new, actually, it made its debut in ETA’s Delirium Tremens record-thin watch in the late 1970s, and has been used by Swatch ever since, as well as some other brands and watches, including Piaget’s famed 900P caliber.
As we can see that everything was made as slim as possible: a large number of the wheels are now just 0.12mm thick, coming in at about 60% of their usual selves. The mainspring also lost its drum and cover, so one can now easily see how wound the Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept is – power reserve, by the way, is an amazing 44 hours.
With the replica Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept having a case that is just 2mm thick, the case was to be designed as strict as it could possibly be. Using a soft metal like gold and strapping the watch onto your wrist tightly enough just once could break the watch for good. Craft it from ordinary materials and you could feasibly bend the case and do so just enough to bend the wheels while doing so, damaging them together with the movement.
Owing an amazing Replica Rolex watch means a sense of prestige, luxury, and exclusivity. But buying or selling a used Rolex, however, can be clothed in mystery and intrigue. Where to go? Is it a gold or stainless steel? How do you know it’s a genuine Rolex? What model? Can you take advantage of wholesale Rolex prices? It can become quite a confusing transaction, and it doesn’t have to be. Here are some suggestions to use when looking for used Rolex prices. The challenge is to find the most reasonable Rolex prices on both ends whether it be buying or selling.
Take a general view at a quality pre-owned Rolex price list in order to know the value of what you’re looking to buy or sell. Once you have an idea of what your chosen watch is worth, do some research to find a reputable dealer. One of the major fears of looking online for the Rolex watch prices is that people think they might be getting a fake. Our Watches explicitly states that we verify each and every replica watch we buy or sell to be authentic. Once a watch is authenticated we can then determine the best Rolex prices depending on the model, year, conditions and so on.
In your online searches scrolling through used Rolex watches, prices are often decided by the quality of the watch. A mint condition watch can bring literally thousands more in market price, whereas a multitude of scratches and a cracked crystal can reduce the asking price. To be sure of what used Rolex prices would apply to your watch, compare it to similar watches, and then take your watch to an appraiser before you sell. Jewelry appraisers take all factors into consideration to give you a true and objective value for your piece. For example, the used Rolex Submariner has been very popular lately. The pre-owned Rolex Submariner prices can range a lot in difference, based on features, quality and materials!
The key point is when looking to buy or sell a used fake Rolex, have fun. Many people make trading Rolex watches their hobby, and enjoy the nuances of how the prices change. There is a multitude of factors that can affect the market value of a watch, and it can be a fun challenge to buy at the lowest price, yet sell at the highest.
As we all know that Longines doubled down with the release of the Record collection last year. Illustrating just how serious they are about creating classically handsome and highly accurate replica watches, with price tags that won’t break the bank. The result was their first ever COSC-certified collection that combined a variety of dial options and colors, with four different sizes of stainless-steel cases. I have to say that while the collection remained steady in the Longines wheelhouse, there was just that little something missing to greatly draw me in. That was until this year when the replica Longines launched a decidedly luxury version with a blue dial and 18k rose gold case.
The most interesting thing about the Record collection is that each and every version is powered by a chronometer certified automatic movement, with this version using the Caliber L888.4. Exclusively manufactured for the fake Longines by ETA, the COSC-certified movement uses a silicon balance spring and maintains a power reserve of 64 hours. The case is sized at 38.5mm and made of 18k rose gold with a see-back case back and a water resistance rating of 30 meters. While the sunray blue dial is kept clean and simple, with golden bar indexes marking the hours, and a date window at 3 o’clock. To strap the golden Longines Record to the wrist is a dial-matching blue alligator leather strap.
The case of the fake model is nicely sized and should suit a variety of wrist sizes n paper and indeed in person. And having owned last year’s version of the Record, it’s easy to draw comparisons between their similar comfort-chart on the wrist. But when you strap on this new version, it’s immediately apparent that there’s gold in them hills. After all, this is a solid piece of 18k rose gold. It’s not overly heavy though, and when combined with the grand blue of the sunray dial it wears as gorgeously as it looks.
However, fans of a Calatrava-style case and the classic dress watch style who want that little something extra to make their statement. It also wouldn’t hurt if – like me – you’re a sucker for accuracy.
The Rolex tends to create a top-shelf version of the Submariner diver’s watch when they developed the Yacht-Master in 1992. Rumor has it that Rolex wasn’t rather brave enough to make any drastic changes to the design of the Submariner itself, resulting in the Yacht-Master being adding to the catalog as its own model. Both models may look similar with the use of a dial topped with lume, a robust Oyster case, and a timing bezel, but they come with two total different functions. While the Submariner is meant for use while far below the surface of the sea, the Yacht-Master is better suited for the decks of a yacht.
We can see from its name that the the Yacht-Master was developed as a tool-watch for sailing, offering waterproof up to 330 feet via a Triplock screw-down crown, a maxi dial with fat hands and larger hour markers, a secure three-link Oyster bracelet, and a bidirectional rotatable timing bezel. Most references feature a bezel crafted from precious metals and distinguished by a sand-blasted insert and raised, high-polish graduations. It’s worth knowing that the fake Rolex Yacht-Master was initially only offered in an all-gold finish, with more affordable two-tone options hitting the market shortly after. Tapered lugs complement the luxurious style of the bezel nicely, giving the Yacht-Master a look that stands apart from its muse the Submariner.
Getting back to the Yacht-Master’s status as a sports watch together with a boating replica watch, the bezel’s primary function is to measure amounts of time while at sea as well as sync with race start times. With a build similar to the rolex replica Submariner, you can expect some of its key functions to operate in the same way.
The first ten minutes on the bezel can be used to sync with Regatta start times, which can be done by aligning the zero position on the bezel with the minute hand, then using the 10-minute hashes to count down to the race start time. The bezel can also be set a certain amount of time into the future, allowing the minute hand to countdown towards that set time, essentially functioning as a timer.
Measuring elapsed time via the replica Rolex Yacht-Master bezel is rather straightforward. To begin with, rotate the bezel in either direction to sync the zero position with the minute hand. The minute hand will point to the amount of time that has passed once finished.
All of these choices are very useful while sailing but have some applications towards life on land too, making the fake Yacht-Master ideal for any lifestyle.
Let’s say, apart from the amazing replica Longines Heritage Military Watch with its faux-patinated dial, and new ladies’ sizing for the Heritage Legend Diver, we were also treated to the great-looking Heritage Skin Diver. And it’s that last replica watch we’re going to have today.
I know this watch during a meeting with fake Longines executives and people said that it would not officially release with the first wave of 2018 products. It would become available in late 2018, they said. As you can see, it’s a really great-looking tribute to a historically popular Longines, the Longines Nautilus Skin Diver – the first dive watch from Longines actually. It’s a watch that I’d personally like to spend some more time with in the future outside of the less than ideal context of a trade show booth.
You’ll see an embossed image of a diver with a spear with the words “The Longines Skin Diver Watch” on the back. The unidirectional bezel is very simple to turn thanks to the deep crenelations along its edge. This bezel is made of PVD-coated steel that has been executed to recall the original plastic one found on the late ’50s original.
The Skin Diver’s dial is one place where it really excels. A similarly thick application of faux-aged lume fills the arrow-shaped hour and minute hands, which traverse a dial that has a course, anti-reflective property to it. This is one of the darker applications of faux-aged lume that I have seen on a model which nods to a brand’s heritage, Longines or otherwise.
The movement inside is the L888. The Skin Diver derives displays for the hours, for the minutes, and for the seconds, with an impressive power reserve of 65 hours from this movement.
Besides, there are the three straps and bracelet options: a plain brown leather strap, a black tropic rubber strap, and a mesh steel bracelet. And while each has its own appeal, I think that two of them are the winners, with the nice mesh bracelet option taking the slight edge while you consider that each option will set you back the same amount of money, the price is rather cheap.
All in all, the replica Longines Heritage Skin Diver is a great-looking contemporary fake watch with more than ample water resistance that revives an important design from from the Longines archives. It manages to do this while incorporating enough modern features to excite watch collectors.
It has been almost half a century since the replica Omega Seamaster and Rolex Submariner have been in furious competition. These fake sports watches were quickly increasing in popularity in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Omega and Rolex were still two of the top brands in the industry. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that they would each develop their own best iteration of the dive watch.
Omega issued the Seamaster in 1948 in celebration of the brand’s 100th anniversary. The initial design drew inspiration from the brand’s existing dive watch models, like the Marine. However, with the Seamaster, the Omega wanted to create something a bit different. They wanted to make a sports watch that was not only utilitarian and functional but also stylish enough for daily use.
However, several years later, the replica Rolex was set on the same mission. They wanted to develop a tool fake watch that was both practical and modern enough. The result was the Submariner, a dive watch with a slightly less sporty design that could seamlessly transition from a dive to the dinner table.
Once the rolex Submariner came on the market, Omega realized their competition immediately. Although the design element was obviously crucial, this was still a battle of dive watch versus dive watch. Omega understood they needed to set the Seamaster apart. So, they started drawing their attention on its capabilities, namely its water resistance. This ultimately spurred them to divide the Seamaster into two subcategories: the sportier Seamaster Professional collection and the dressier Seamaster Aqua Terra collection.
In the meantime, Rolex stood firm in its development of the Submariner. Part of its charm and allure is that it has remained greatly unchanged since its inception. However, Rolex upped the ante by giving the Submariner some pop culture exposure. The Submariner was the private watch of choice of beloved actor, racer, and avid watch collector, Steve McQueen. And, although the Seamaster has since become the official watch of 007, actually, it was a Submariner that appeared on the wrist of the particular agent in the original 1962 James Bond film, Dr. No.
Therefore, some years later, when Pierce Brosnan took on the role of 007 in the 1990’s, the Seamaster became Bond’s signature watch. After that, every main Bond film has featured the Seamaster and the forever secured a place in pop culture. The Omega replica has even gone on to release unique edition versions of the Seamaster to commemorate milestones in the film franchise. However, the Omega and Rolex have remained neck and neck in the never-ending battle to produce the supreme sport watch. Both have concentrated on developing their respective timepieces as well as carving a place for each of their models in pop culture. Anyway, which one do you prefer?
Most Rolex watches are easily recognizable mainly thanks to the brand sticking to certain special design standards, whether that’s the case size and shape, bracelet type, and bezel style. What’s more, Rolex replica watch collections are also varied and that’s mostly due to the various dial options available to the consumer. The Rolex also has in its catalog some very funny dial materials such as semi-precious stones and even space rocks, along with standard colored metal dials! Today let’s see an intriguing Rolex Day-Date equipped with a meteorite dial.
To create their meteorite dials, Rolex uses material from the famous Gibeon meteorites. Named after the Namibian town it was found in, the Gibeon meteorites fell to earth during the prehistoric times, covering an area stretching 171 miles long and 62 miles wide. The indigenous Nama people had been taking the meteorites to create tools and weapons for generations and in 1838, English explorer James Edward Alexander came across the material during his travels. He sent some samples back to London where renowned scientist John Herschel confirmed their extraterrestrial origins.
Specially cherished for its crisscross-like Widmanstätten pattern, the replica Rolex treats the Gibeon meteorite material with an acid wash to stress its design prior to making the dials. The meteorite dial on this Rolex Day-Date model adds a captivating look and fascinating texture to any Rolex replica watch it is used in. Nowadays, strict Namibian laws protect the meteorites, thus these famed rocks can no longer be taken from where they lie.
One unique model that Rolex showcases these rare meteorite dials is on the ultra-prestigious platinum fake rolex Day-Date watch, which is still a part of Rolex’s current catalog. This Rolex President features a 36mm case, smooth domed bezel, and the well-known President bracelet with semi-circular links.
We see the feature date window at 3 o’clock on the dial—magnified by the Cyclops lens on the crystal—together with the full day of the week displayed on the window at 12 o’clock. The funning thing, rather than hours, there are Arabic numeral minute markers, further accompanied by a duo of diamond indexes at 6 and 9 o’clock. The Day-Date 36 model runs on the fake Rolex Caliber 3155 automatic movement with 48 hours of power reserve.
The Tag Heuer Monaco fake watch is a legend in the vintage watch world. The most appealing design element of the Monaco 1133 is, of course, its bold square form. In a sea of round replica watches, the lines of a square shaped case launched in 1969 really stood out. The case was actually designed and made by well-known case maker Piquerez. The size is 39mm—particularly for a vintage timepiece, which is a rather larger size—and sits quite high on the wrist due to its movement within. This replica watch surely has presence. Look closely and you’ll see the vertical grain of the stainless steel, which adds great texture to the look of the watch. In the end, the case includes the two chronograph pushers on the right-hand side, while the winding crown sits rather unusually on the left-hand side. The 100 meters water resistance of the square Monaco case was also hailed as a triumph during its era.
The dial of the replica Tag Heuer Monaco 1133 is beautiful as well. While McQueen’s version, 1133B, had a blue dial, this particular version is a 1133G with a gray dial. The circular minute track contrasts beautifully with its square steel house, while the pair of rounded square registers mimics the case shape. There also the date window at 6 o’clock for added practicality and the red details on the dial stress the sporty nature of the Monaco. There has also been a handful of instances where McQueen was spotted wearing a Rolex but let’s not get off topic.
Another significant factor of this unique vintage Heuer Monaco 1133G is its steel link bracelet. It comes equipped with a rare and original “Mark 1” bracelet made by Novavit S.A where the outside of the clasp is signed with the Tag Heuer logo and the inside includes the NSA hallmark.
On March 3, 1969, a group of brands—Breitilng, Hamilton-Buren, Heuer, and Dubois-Depraz—unveiled an automatic chronograph movement that they had been collaborating on. Even though the statement claimed that this was the world’s first automatic chronograph movement, there is some dispute to this story since Zenith introduced the El Primero movement earlier that year in January and Seiko also had 6139 automatic chronograph movement produced for the Japanese market in ’69.
No matter who was first in the industry, the Tag Heuer Caliber 11 was the company’s first and arguably most popular automatic chronograph movement. While, the early Caliber 11 movement did have some technical problems so the company improved upon it and quickly released variants Caliber 11-I and Caliber 12.
What are your ideas about the original Tag Heuer Monaco vintage replica watch? Do you like the shape and distinct dial design?
Coming once every two years, these great offerings have typically been re-skinned versions of the Omega’s most significant sport replica watches collections, with details paying tribute to the host cities of the current games; However, there’s a second, rather newer, and lesser-popular collection of Olympic watches that eschew the aforementioned visual codes and dates tied to specific games. These are famous as the Olympic Official Timekeeper Collection watches, which pay homage to the many different original analog stopwatches used to time the games, and today, we’re talking at the newest addition: the Seamaster Olympic Official Timekeeper.
As we talked before, the Olympic Official Timekeeper doesn’t leverage any of Omega’s existing collections or design language. It’s these timekeeping instruments – the same ones used to measure the fall and rise of world records – upon which the collection is based. The last addition to this collection was motivated by the pocket watches built by the fake Omega to time the 1932 games in Los Angeles. This time around, this new Seamaster took design cues from the dials of stopwatches deployed at both the 1976 Innsbruck winter games, and the summer Olympiad in Montreal of the same year.
While, if it weren’t for the Olympic ring motif at 6:00 on the dial, the black-on-white variant could be mistaken for a vintage auto racing watch, or perhaps the spiritual successor to the original Speedmaster Racing in 3-hand form. Either way, the source material for this special replica watch was significant in that those stopwatches were among the last analog timing instruments used at the games before the full advent of digital timekeeping. Compared to the original 1932 pocket watch, it’s a decidedly racier, albeit slightly austere and modern aesthetic that seems to have more in common with speedometers of sports cars in the early eighties than timekeeping for the global Olympiad.
Now, it’s probably worth saying that this is a Seamaster in name only – aside from the signature twisted lugs, there’s nothing about the new Olympic Collection that would suggest any carry-over from the fake Omega’s current Seamaster offerings. Well, being based on a stopwatch used to measure speed nearly defaults it to being a Speedmaster, but that’s an argument for another day. It’s hardly a knock against the collection though, as this is absolutely a sporty and handsome watch in its own right, and one that should age with a little more grace than the more thematic Olympic editions.
The fake Rolex Sea-Dweller was manufactured with both the “Sea-Dweller” and “Submariner 2000” names printed in red text on the surface of the dial for the first ten years of its existence. While in 1977, Rolex launched a new Sea-Dweller – still under a special replica watch which gave up the red lines of text, together with the Submariner name, in favor of a whole black and white dial.
Owing to the monochromatic text of the dial of the new Sea-Dweller, the watch gained the nickname the “Great White” among Rolex collectors, as a means to help distinguish it from the earlier replica Sea-Dweller watches that featured red text on the surface of their dials. Besides, this change to a totally black and white dial for the Sea-Dweller would be a lasting decision that would stand for forty years.
To accompany the updated dial of the “Great White” Sea-Dweller, the case-backs on the new generation of these replica watches received slightly more refined engravings, in which the Rolex name curves along the arc of the fluting, rather than appearing in a straight line.
The replica Sea-Dweller starts its life as a Submariner that had been modified to be even more water resistant in order to withstand even greater depths below the surface of the ocean. The dial of the Sea-Dweller also had the Submariner name printed on it for the first 10 years of its existence, so it was somewhat unclear as to whether the Sea-Dweller was a separate line of watches, or just a particular version of the Submariner that had been designed for more rigorous professional use.
Although the absence of red lettering made for a rather noticeable visual change, the removal of the Submariner name was the most important change that accompanied the arrival of the “Great White” model. Without the Submariner name appearing on the dial, it was an obvious signal to the public that the replica Rolex intended the Sea-Dweller to be its own line of watches, separate from the Submariner, and filling a slightly different niche within their lineup of highly competent, professional watches.
The replica “Great White” Sea-Dweller remained in production for roughly five years, during which time a number of small changes took place, and five different dial variations were manufactured.
Even though it is not the most valuable iteration of the Sea-Dweller that the fake Rolex has ever produced, the “Great White” is the watch that helped distinguish the Sea-Dweller as its own unique line of highly specialized, ultra-water resistant, tool watches – separate from the Submariner and specifically engineered for the rigors of saturation diving and professional use.