Take A Look At The Breitling Avenger Replica For Men

The Breitling Avenger Replica was made to last, it is not just a watch, but a tool that should be praised for its functionality and precision but also for its great design. The watch is available in various versions but here we can see it in stainless steel with black dial.

There are 8 differences between a replica Breitling mens replica and a Genuine Breitling Avenger watch. The first thing we notice is the luminescent dot on the top in the replica watch we can see that particular dot on the bezel being a green color rather than a clear white color like on the original watch. The second difference we notice is on the tachymeter; it only has markings but without having any numbers like the one on the original brand. The third difference is given by the brand logo, which can be seen in the original watch “Breitling 1884 Chronometer Certifie” but on the replica watch the word “”Certifie” doesn’t appear anymore. The forth difference is the fact that the word “Automatic” also doesn’t appear on the top of the lower chronograph in the replica watch. The words “Swiss Made” that can be found at the bottom of the dial, around six o’clock are also inexistent on the replica watch, making this the fifth difference between the two watches. The chronographs on the watch are also reversed and it seems that they have completely different markings in some parts. The seventh difference is given by the hour markings that are designed as double lines on the original watch but are only shown as a single line for each hour on the replica watch.  On the top of the watch, at 12 o’clock, there should be an arrow pointing down, but that arrow doesn’t exist on the replica watch.

Take A Look At The Vacheron Constantin Maître Cabinotier Astronomica Mens Replica

Vacheron Constantin launched several new replica watches, including an ultra-complicated piece with astronomical displays, at the recent Hong Kong “replica watches and Wonders” fair. Three new Patrimony models also debuted. Here are six new Vacheron Constantin replica watches that caught our eye.

Take A Look At The Vacheron Constantin Maître Cabinotier Astronomica Mens Replica
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The Maître Cabinotier Astronomica is the star among the new Vacheron models launched at the Hong Kong best replica watches & Wonders show. This unique piece brings together 15 haute horlogerie complications, including several of the astronomical variety, that are displayed on the back of this two-sided timepiece.

The Astronomica’s caliber 2755-B1 movement is one of the most complex ever created by Vacheron Constantin. The manual-wind movement consists of 839 parts, all contained in a space measuring only 33.9 mm in diameter and 12.15 mm thick. The case housing all of these displays measures 47 mm x 19 mm.

In addition to the time of day, the front displays include equation of time; perpetual calendar with date, day of the week, month and leap years; the power reserve; and the sunrise and sunset times. The one-minute tourbillon features a carriage shaped like the company’s trademark Maltese cross. The minute repeater incorporates Vacheron’s silent centripetal flying strike governor, which regulates the duration of the musical sequence.

The back of this timepiece displays seven useful and interesting functions: a sky chart, the solstice, the equinox, sidereal time, the age and phases of the moon, the seasons, and the zodiac signs.

The Maître Cabinotier Astronomica is a unique piece, and the price is not disclosed.

Malte Tourbillon Openworked
Take A Look At The Vacheron Constantin Maître Cabinotier Astronomica Mens Replica
Vacheron Constantin has long been known for creating superb timepieces with openworked, or skeletonized, movements. Collectors appreciate these replica watches because openworking performed by hand is itself an art requiring great skill, and the result reveals the movement’s inner workings, greatly increasing the ability to appreciate the beauty and intricacy of the mechanism.

The openworking process requires engineering and artistic skill of the highest order. The goal is to remove as much material as possible from the mainplate, bridges, and other caliber components while leaving enough to ensure perfect mechanical functionality. The remaining metal must be meticulously finished and decorated, and the final product must be aesthetically pleasing.

The shaped Geneva Hallmark Caliber 2790 SQ in the Malte Tourbillon Openworked represents the pinnacle of the art, with its geometrical forms, fine polished angles, and intricate decoration. The prominent tourbillon at 6 o’clock commands attention, and it is accompanied by discreet pointer-date and power-reserve displays. Vacheron Constantin surrounds the openworked caliber with a platinum tonneau case set with 38 baguette-cut diamonds.

Tag Heuer Monaco Grand Prix With 40.5mm Case Replica

The Tag Heuer Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix Replica is one of the most famous and prestigious races in the F1 calendar. Even those who have never followed motorsports have heard of Monaco (maybe because of Tag Heuer), a highly technical course which winds through the roadways of the famed city-state and playground for the rich and famous. The Monaco GP, now in its 83rd year, highlights prestige, luxury and wealth in a way that few other F1 weekends can match. Super yachts line the shore as on-lookers replica watch some of the most advanced machines in the world run a tight and aggressive course with more than its fair share of elevation changes. Well-heeled race fans, celebrities and socialites flock to the south-east coast of France to enjoy a truly legendary weekend of screaming race cars, world-renowned casinos and swanky parties.

Tag Heuer Monaco Grand Prix Watches Watch Releases
Few replica watch brands have as strong a symbiotic relationship with motorsports as Tag Heuer Replica. Many of their most famous models are tributes to notable elements within the world of motorsport, consider the Camaro, Carrera, Silverstone, Monza, Formula 1, and of course, the Monaco. Tag has made special editions for not only Mercedes but also McLaren, one of the most successful F1 teams of all time. In addition to the manufactures, Tag Heuer Mens Replica has also seen their brand represented by some of F1’s best drivers, including Alain Prost, Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton and Ayrton Senna. Other brands have tried to connect themselves with motorsports but from track day junkies like Steve McQueen, to modern day World Champions like Jenson Button, Tag Heuer has become the reigning replica watch brand in motorsports. A big marketing campaign success by most accounts.

Tag Heuer Monaco Grand Prix Watches Watch Releases

Tag Heuer celebrated the 2012 Monaco GP by announcing four replica watches, two limited editions that directly commemorate the Monaco Grand Prix, and the “re-release” of two special editions which were previously only available through Tag Heuer boutiques. Above is the Monaco Calibre 12 ACM Limited Edition (CAW211K) which celebrates the first year of partnership between Tag Heuer and the Automobile Club de Monaco, the group responsible for organizing a series of races throughout Monaco, including the Monaco Gran Prix. Tag Heuer is their official timing partner and thus created this 39mm black dialed Monaco featuring the ACM logo on the dial. The Monaco Calibre 12 ACM will have a production run limited to 1200 units.

Tag Heuer Monaco Grand Prix Watches Watch Releases

Tag Heuer Monaco Grand Prix Watches Watch Releases

Not one to forget their popular Carrera line, Tag Heuer also announced the new Carrera Calibre 16 Day Date Monaco Grand Prix LE (CV2A1F) which will be limited to 3000 units and can be had with a sporty tire tread-inspired rubber strap or a stainless steel bracelet, both of which nicely suit its 43 mm stainless steel case. I have always enjoyed the Carrera line as they feature a very pleasing case and lug design as well as excellent legibility for a chronograph. This new model sports a simplified dial layout and bright red accents for the second hand and elements of the dial and bezel script. It is really ironic that there is now a Tag Heuer Carrera Monaco watch. Nice and confusing right?

Tag Heuer Monaco Grand Prix Watches Watch Releases

Also announced was a duo of bright blue Monacos meant to invoke the memory of Steve McQueen, who wore a Monaco in the 1971 film Le Mans, and has been a considerable factor in the continued popularity of the Monaco line. First, the Monaco Heuer Steve McQueen Calibre 11, a traditional looking blue and white edition of the Monaco that is actually a slightly revised version of a boutique-only model that Tag Heuer announced last year. This is basically a vintage inspired Monaco with bright white racing stripes on the dial and its crown on the left side of the case. Note the use of “Heuer” and not “Tag Heuer” on the dial and the matching blue leather strap. It is fitting that this vintage inspired chronograph wears the Heuer name on its dial as the original Monaco design launched in 1969, some sixteen years before Heuer became Tag Heuer.

Tag Heuer Monaco Grand Prix Watches Watch Releases

Last up is the Monaco Twenty Four McQueen (CAL5111) which is a more modern interpretation of the Monaco form. Featuring a highly detailed dial design, curved crystal and 40.5 mm case, this high end chronograph features an El Primero-based Calibre 36 chronograph movement with an advanced shock absorber system visible at all corners of the dial. This is also a model that is simply seeing a wider release after being a boutique-only offering last year.

Hands-On With IWC Ingenieur Dual Time Mens Replica

Angus Davies provides an in-depth review of the IWC Ingenieur Dual Time Replica. This recently launched replica watch is equipped with a GMT function, proving highly useful for today’s battle weary business traveler. You can read more from Angus on his Escapement replica watch blog.

As a child, the mere thought of flying evoked effervescent excitement. Air travel seemed glamorous. I recall sleepless nights, yearning for time to speedily evaporate in order that adventures could ensue. Flying to foreign shores offered new sights, sounds and experiences for a prepubescent boy and the prospect of visiting the cockpit, meeting the pilot, was always the highlight of any flight.

Times have changed and in some respects, not for the better.

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My current occupation now means I frequently face the hostile prospect of flying. Air travel has become a test of endurance, not for the faint-hearted. Indeed, flying from my local airport is akin to undertaking a commando assault course and, seemingly, no less physically arduous.

First, there is the need to join a seemingly endless security queue where everyone is viewed with suspicion. “Due diligence” necessitates stringent security controls and there is a ubiquitous sense of distrust. When flying via some airports this is tempered with a sense of warmth and humanity, but sadly not always.

There is usually a need to partially undress. The removal of jackets, scarves, belts and shoes is typical of most airports.

After passing through security, only then can the intrepid traveler look forward to the sight of soiled coffee tables and beer-swilling miscreants enjoying a liquid breakfast before being squashed into an undersized seat aboard a plane.

No, it is not easy being a business traveler in 2014, especially if you have to use the same airport as me. At least I can find some refuge in my own mind, listening to music and dreaming about another fine replica watch on which to wax lyrical. Yes, my prolonged rant is leading to discussion of a fine timepiece and one perfectly adept at cruising above the clouds.

IWC Mens Replica, the masters of masculine timepieces, revisited its former Ingenieur collection, launching a plethora of octane-inspired replica watches. This year, it has been busy again, augmenting the range with some interesting new models.

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The new Ingenieur Dual Time, when compared with its siblings, is a rather understated affair, measuring a comparatively restrained 43mm in diameter. This model is not only easy on the eye but, most pertinently, it is perfectly suited for business travel, courtesy of an additional hour hand allowing the wearer to display a second local time of their choosing.

I recently visited the Swiss brand’s UK office and chose to inspect the Ingenieur closely and I was not disappointed.

The dial

The hour and minutes hands are bold and edged with a resplendent silvery finish, articulating time with notable lucidity. The hours are marked with applied and faceted batons, with a soupçon of purplish-blue detail to their centers.

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The slim second hour hand features a purple triangular tip and is simply adjusted via the crown at 3 o’clock. A date display sits adjacent the screwed-in crown. It is simple to read with its crisp black numerals presented against a fresh white disc.

A central sweep seconds hand, detailed with a red tip, completes the array of functions, fulfilling the needs of most frequent flyers.

Encircling the dial, a 24-hour ring is used to read-off the prevailing hour in a second time zone. Moreover, the white numerals are presented on a colored background, purple for nocturnal hours and grey when displaying daylight hours. This simple but effective aspect to the specification proves highly intuitive and should prevent phoning home at an inopportune hour. A small, attractive detail is the depiction of the midnight hour in red, matching the tip found on the central seconds hand. Indeed, one key strength of the design language selected by IWC is the restricted and judicious palette of colors employed.

The case

Presented in stainless steel, the case of this replica watch is contemporary but remains visually reminiscent of the Ingenieur SL, penned nearly 40 years ago by design genius Gérald Genta. A key reason for this familiarity is the bezel, punctuated with five holes similar to the iconic model of 1976.

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Crown protectors grace the right hand side of the case, according a robust mien. The steel case and bracelet predominantly feature a satin brush polish, tempering the character of the replica watch still further. This is not a replica watch for those who choose to conspicuously consume, this is a model which evinces a graceful and refined air.

TAG Heuer Carrera With GMT And Big Date Replica Watch

The iconic TAG Heuer Carrera Replica turned 50 in 2013, inspiring the brand to release a slew of new Carrera models at subsequent Baselworlds — most of them, like the original Carrera, chronographs. However, not to be overlooked is the non-chronograph version that debuted in the model’s 50th anniversary year: The Carrera Calibre 8 Grande Date GMT.The best replica watch combines two other popular complications: a large “grande date” in a hand-applied, beveled window at 12 o’clock; and a GMT (second time zone) indication, represented as an independent hours-and-minutes subdial at 6 o’clock. The TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 8 Grande Date GMT resembles an earlier TAG Heuer mens replica watch, the Grand Carrera Calibre 8 RS, which contained the same base movement; the Grand Carrera included a module for the GMT function that used a rotating system (RS) rather than the more traditional subdial used here.

The case is 41 mm in diameter, water-resistant to 100 meters, and features brushed and polished surfaces and a thin, polished bezel. The curved, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal is treated with nonreflective coating on both sides; another sapphire window in the caseback displays Calibre 8, an automatic movement with 42-hour power reserve, rapid date correction function, and a rotor decorated with côtes de Genève. The TAG Heuer Calibre 8 movement — which consists of an ETA 2892-A2 base and a Soprod TT651 module that powers both the big date and GMT displays — is also a COSC-certified chronometer.

Six versions of the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 8 Grande Date GMT are available, all pictured below: dial options are black, silver and anthracite (the later two have a sunray pattern), each paired with either a matching-color alligator leather strap (except the silver dial, paired with a brown strap) or with the so-called Grand Carrera stainless steel bracelet, with three rows of links bearing alternating polished and brush-finished surfaces. The dials all have polished, hand-applied faceted indices and polished hour and minute hands, all with luminescent material, as well as a hand-applied TAG Heuer “shield” logo at 3 o’clock.

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Hands-on With Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Mens Replica

For those who aren’t heavily invested in the world of Rolex replica watches, it is very common to hear about the “bread and butter” of the vintage category, namely, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust. It is a series of replica watches spanning decades, and, from its first year of mass manufacturing in 1945 to the 2012 production of the Datejust II and even newer models today, the piece has commanded the everyday wrist-love of thousands, if not millions, of replica watch aficionados and normal, sane people alike.

Hands-on With Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Mens Replica
Today, the Datejust combines the continued tradition of being a classic staple Rolex Oyster Perpetual replica watch, with the modern demands that arise from being a mainstay of one of the world’s most recognizable brands.  As such, the modern series endures an amalgam of critiques and praise from the opinions of “Vintage Eyed” types such as myself, along with the mostly sustained love of luxury consumers searching for a specific color combination in a good-looking replica watch.

Hands-on With Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Mens Replica
The first piece we are going to cover this week is from the classic Rolex Datejust 36 collection, (“36” for 36-mm case), the Reference 116234 (below). While this reference covers a majority of the variations within the modern series, the specific piece we will look at is a rather attractive blue, sunburst-dialed replica watch.

As I mentioned before, the replica watch measures 36 mm in diameter in a steel-and-white-gold case housing inside Rolex’s in-house automatic Caliber 3135. It has a sunburst blue dial with applied white gold Roman numerals for hour markers (the descendant of what is often called a “Buckley” dial in the vintage realm), a date window with accompanying familiar cyclops lens for the 3 o‘clock date display, and the iconic Rolex crown logo, also applied, in white gold at the 12 o’clock mark. Some other distinctly “Rolex” features to notice are the fluted bezel; the faint, repeating corporate logo on the outermost section of the dial; the jubilee bracelet; and the solid caseback protecting the movement. The Datejust 36 series begins around $5,000 for all-steel models, but can reach much higher depending on level of bling, rarity, and materials used.

This particular reference does a good job of respecting its vintage forebears — with the Buckley-esque hour markers, jubilee bracelet, and solid caseback, it reminds me very much of the Reference 1601 and 1603 Datejusts that I come into contact with on a regular basis. But at its heart, this replica watch is neither of these vintage references, nor is it one of the original pieces from the 1940s. The Roman numeral hour markers are applied instead of printed, the hands lack a historically featured luminescence, and the lugs have become much more pronounced on the modern piece. The replica watch, while it clearly is a part of the distinct Datejust bloodline, also has many of its own modern flairs.

The only overt issue I take with the piece is its price relative to the vintage models; vintage Rolex Datejusts are very popular in that market because they are first, relatively accessible and second, incredibly good-looking — very much “bang for your buck.” As this is the case, it is unsurprising to me that so many Rolex lovers are being drawn into the world of vintage replica watches; if I could have a mint-condition, pre-owned Datejust for potentially half the price of a new, modern one, it seems odd to me to pay more for contemporary features (such as the engraved, outer repeating “ROLEX,” as seen below) that I might not necessarily desire. Even armed with this knowledge, however, it’s still unlikely that consumers will be drawn en masse toward vintage options; of course, Rolex knows this and updates its new replica watches accordingly — perhaps even enough to urge some of those “vintage guys” to purchase modern pieces.


Take A Look At The Alpina Seastrong Diver Heritage Replica

This year, like many years before it, has brought many new Alpina mens replica watches to the world — from a fascinating new 36-mm Tudor, to a new look for the Rolex Daytona, to a revision of the IWC Pilot’s replica watch series, to a new case shape in Cartier’s vast collections. And this year, like many years before it, replica watch manufacturers have continued to push replica watchmaking mechanics and designs forward in their efforts to cater to consumers’ preferences — and one element of this forward movement, somewhat ironically, is plainly a pronounced influence from the designs of the past.
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Take A Look At The Alpina Seastrong Diver Heritage Replica

This is the sentiment held by Alpina CEO Guido Benedini when I met with him recently to discuss the acquisition of his brand’s parent company, Frédérique Constant, by the Japanese brand Citizen (which you can read more about here). He expressed his own appreciation for vintage replica watches — and how as a whole each year more and more people seem to be interested in buying a replica watch with a history. It’s for this reason that he has in the past year developed a number of different historically inspired replica watches, including the piece we will be focusing on today: the Alpina Seastrong Diver Heritage Replica.

This unorthodox-looking replica watch, released early in 2016, is based heavily on a piece released by Alpina 50 years earlier, the Alpina “10.” This historical replica watch was developed in partnership with Ervin Piquerez SA (EPSA), the first brand to patent this replica watch’s “Super Compressor” case design. This new design, partly developed in response to Blancpain’s patent at the time on the unidirectional bezel, promised to better secure the replica watch from water damage with correspondingly deeper diving depths and higher water pressure to better clamp the two sides of the case together. Along with Alpina, many other brands — such as Wittnauer, Hamilton, Enicar, Bulova, and plenty of others — also produced this style of replica watch alongside EPSA.

Eventually, as Blancpain’s patent ran out and replica watch technology improved, the “Super Compressor” style went out of fashion in favor of the more popular outside-the-case unidirectional bezel. But, as today’s appreciation for vintage styles have only continued to grow, Alpina has developed this replica watch to pay homage to its 50-year-old predecessor.
Take A Look At The Alpina Seastrong Diver Heritage Replica

This modern timepiece has a 42-mm steel case water-resistant to about 300 meters and has two screw-down crowns — one with a traditional waffle pattern at the 2 o’clock position, and the other with the Alpina logo at the 4 o’clock mark. Powering the replica watch is the automatic Caliber AL-525, based on the Sellita Caliber SW 200, which has an approximately 38-hour power reserve — an attribute that suggest daily wear. On the dial is a black- or navy-colored outer rotating 60-minute counter, while for the inner section you have the option for either a silvered white or sunburst black dial. Indicating the time is a stick hour hand, an arrow-shaped minute hand, and an interesting pointer for the sweeping seconds hand that moves over the non-traditionally placed date indicator at a sub-3 o’clock position. If you are on the hunt for this piece, it is normally priced around $1,700.

This modern replica watch does share some obvious similarities to both the Alpina “10” and other vintage “Super Compressors,” with — of course — a few modern changes. The first thing to notice is the change in case size: historically, the options were either a 36-mm or 41-mm case. The 42-mm size of today’s replica watch is a bit larger and more in-line with the sizes Alpina has offered throughout its contemporary collections. Also, the choice of a leather strap instead of a metal bracelet or rubber strap, while in line with the vintage “10,” is different from most “Super Compressors,” especially as these are replica watches specifically designed for high water contact during diving. Other changes to note are in the more modern finishing overall and higher quality of materials on the modern replica watch as compared to the “10,” and the smaller, more refined crowns on the side of the modern replica watch.

As similarities go, there is much more common ground between the historical and modern replica watch than there are differences. This is seen in the dial colors, the choice of hands, the overall shape of the case, and of course the “Super Compressor” inner rotating 60-minute counter. Even some of the more subtle characteristics of the vintage model are evident on the contemporary model, such as the waffled crown, slightly non-squared date indicator, and the double-tick hour markers at both the 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock positions.

Detailed Review With The Breitling Chronomat 44 Frecce Tricolori Mens Replica

From commercial to military and all of the enthusiasts in-between, Breitling Mens Replica has spent many years cultivating a close and valuable relationship with the world of aviation. Earning a reputation like Breitling’s requires a hands-on approach to connect the Breitling name with aviation outfits all over the world.

Detailed Review With The  Breitling Chronomat 44 Frecce Tricolori Mens Replica

It is with this in mind that Breitling recently announced a special edition of their Chronomat 44 to commemorate their partnership with the Frecce Tricolori (the Tricolor Arrows). Essentially, the Italian Air Force’s equivalent of the Blue Angels, the Frecce Tricolori are a demonstration and aeronautics team whose relationship with Breitling dates back to the mid-80’s, when they chose Breitling as their official replica watch supplier.

Breitling worked with the Frecce Tricolori to produce a purpose-built pilot’s chronograph and designed the replica watch that would, just a year later, become the Breitling Chronomat Replica, which is now one of the most recognizable names in their product line up. This special version, dubbed the Breitling Chronomat 44 Frecce Tricolori, is essentially a standard Chronomat 44 with a redesigned dial that incorporates the Frecce Tricolori logo and a script displaying “P.A.N Frecce Tricolori” (P.A.N stands for – Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazionale).

Detailed Review With The  Breitling Chronomat 44 Frecce Tricolori Mens Replica

The Chronomat 44 is built around a 44mm steel case with a unidirectional bezel and a screw down crown and pushers. Being one of Breitling’s flagship models, the Chronomat 44 is powered by their in-house Breitling Caliber 01 chronograph movement which employs some 47 jewels, operates at 28,800 vph, and boasts a power reserve in excess of 70 hours. This attractive Breitling’s sporting intentions are reinforced with 500 meters worth of water resistance and a sapphire crystal with a dual-sided anti-reflective treatment.

Detailed Review With The Breitling Chronomat 44 Frecce Tricolori Mens Replica

I really like the look of this Frecce Tricolori special edition. The large hands, markers and bezel give the Chronomat a diver-like appeal and the brushed case avoids the rather flashy vibe that often characterizes much of Breitling’s modern styling. The chronograph is pilot-ready as well, offering central seconds with 1/4th seconds resolution backed by both a 30 minute and a 12 hour totalizer. Lastly, there is a date feature with a dial-matched white-on-black design between the four and five o’clock markers.

Breitling will be making 1000 units of the Chronomat 44 Frecce Tricolori, and it may be the Chronomat 44 version to have. Not only does the Tricolori sport a handsome brushed finish case, but Breitling has also opted to remove the square design that sits center-dial on other Chronomat versions. I’ve never liked that square design and I think the Tricolori special edition is improved in its absence.

Show You The Manufacture Royale Androgyne Royale Skeleton Tourbillon Replica

Manufacture Royale’s latest is a variation of its Androgyne Origine tourbillon, characterised by a large, peculiar and mechanical-looking case. The Androgyne Royale is equipped with a skeleton movement with the bridges, base plate and tourbillon cage finished with a bright blue or grey coating.

The Manufacture Royale Androgyne replica watch case is instantly recognisable, 43mm in diameter with articulated, screwed lugs and very large screws on the bezel for a steampunk-ish look. At 10.2mm high, however, the case is slimmer than expected given the styling. While the case is an acquired taste, the movement is more easily digestible.
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The MR06 calibre inside is hand-wound with a flying tourbillon regulator with a silicon escape wheel. The movement has been open-worked in a modern style, forming long, arching bridges. This reveals the linear layout of the movement, one that’s typical of most tourbillons, with the mainspring at 12 o’clock, gear train in the centre, and tourbillon at six.
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Manufacture Royale is named after the short-lived best replica watch factory established by Voltaire while he was living in Geneva after being banned from Paris by the French king; perhaps also explaining the origin of the apocryphal quote oft attributed to him: “If you see a Swiss banker jumping out of a window, follow him, there is surely money to be made.”

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Though small in scale with only a handful of models in its catalogue, Manufacture Royale enjoys the advantage of having its own movement factory in the form of sister company TEC Ebauches. This has allowed the brand to develop replica watches with in-house movements that are priced competitively, like the novel 1770 Voltige.

Presenting The Parmigiani Ovale Pantographe Mens Replica

replica watches like the Parmigiani Ovale Pantographe Replica Watch come along only once in a rare while. This is a timepiece myself and others on the  team have been more or less smitten with for years… given its mixture of fantastic design, historical roots, and emotionally charged technical fascination. Of course, a niche-appeal timepiece such as this isn’t for all tastes, but if you are sympathetic to what the Parmigiani Ovale Pantographe does well, then I think you’ll agree this is really some special replica watch.

The modern history of the Parmigiani Ovale Pantographe dates back to 2011 when Parmigiani debuted a concept called the Parmigaini 114. As you can see, the resulting timepiece we have today is very similar to what the brand had in mind back then. Later, in 2013, Parmigiani released a limited edition version of the Ovale Pantographe with a textured dial. Sometime subsequent to that, the brand released two non-limited editions of the Ovale Pantographe in both 18k rose and 18k white gold that aBlogtoreplica watch went hands-on with here. Finally, I get a chance to review one of those best replica watches (the Ovale Pantographe in 18k rose gold), which helps complete my appreciation of this uniquely wonderful timepiece.

Presenting The Parmigiani Ovale Pantographe Mens Replica

Let’s begin by talking about names and titles. The “Ovale” part of the name clearly refers to the oval-shaped case, and pantographe is a French term for a type of telescopic arm that was invented back in the 17th century. If you dissect the term, it begins to make more sense given that pantographe devices were originally used to produce duplicate writing or drawings. The user would hold a pen in one hand, and the device would more or less trace the motion of the pen on a separate piece of paper. This was a very early form of a copy machine. Going back to the term “pantographe,” It literally means “copy writing,” as “panto” means “mimic” (think “pantomime”), and of course, “graph” means to “write” or “draw.”

Presenting The Parmigiani Ovale Pantographe Mens Replica
As applied to the Parmigiani Ovale Pantographe replica watch, the hands on the replica watch are telescopic, and while they aren’t mimicking something else, the idea is that they mimic the shape of the case. Despite the fact that the case is not round, the hour and minute hands adjust themselves to the shape of the case as they move around the elliptical dial. I also want to mention the odd-sounding (to me) term “Hebdomadaire,” which is printed under the date window. This is a French term that means “weekly” and refers to the fact that the movement has just over one week of power reserve. I agree that placing the term under the power reserve indicator might have made the meaning a bit more clear, but going with aesthetics and symmetry, the term works well where it is on the dial.

Presenting The Parmigiani Ovale Pantographe Mens Replica
Parmigaini does not take credit for inventing this system of telescopic hands, but they do have much more modern experience with the system than anyone else around. In 1997, Mr. Michel Parmigiani set out to restore an antique pocket replica watch reportedly produced around the year 1800 by Jardon & Stedmann in Switzerland – which is still owned by the brand. The pocket replica watch was particularly beautiful and also features an oval-shaped case with gold telescopic hands. Relatively speaking, the Jardon & Stedmann pocket replica watch is a brilliant example of historic replica watchmaking, and a sign that form as well as function was an extremely important part of fine replica watch making even back then. It was really not until the late 19th century that timepieces became “purely utilitarian” as the price of production began to lower. I say this as a preemptive response to people who simply don’t understand the technical whimsy that is often designed into high-end timepieces of this ilk.

It is unclear when Parmigiani decided to produce a modern version of the oval pocket replica watch with telescopic hands that Mr. Parmigiani himself restored in the late 1990s – though I am glad that they did. Immensely complex, using a sophisticated cam system where the hands meet in order to regulate their length, the Parmigiani Ovale Pantographe is nevertheless a visual delicacy that even a child can appreciate. This – for me – is one of the timepieces greatest achievements, in that anyone upon a moment’s glance can appreciate what the timepiece does, and why it does it.

No one has any idea how Jardon & Stedmann designed their original pocket replica watch over 200 years ago, but Parmigiani more recently recruited the aid of copious computer-aided design and engineering to produce the system which controls the hands. A close look at the dial reveals the stacked elements that comprise the cam system where the hands meet on the dial, as well as the delicate and precise pieces used to construct the hands.

Parmigiani uses blued titanium for the telescopic hand parts given the light weight and strength of the metal. No, you don’t have things like luminant on the dial, but you do have an excellent compromise between the unique design of the hands and legibility against the white lacquered dial. Blue-colored hour markers in distinctive Parmigiani style complete a classic, handsome, and very readable face design.