Take A Look At The Panerai Mare Nostrum Chronograph PAM716 Replica

Panerai men’s replica returns once more to what they call “Our Sea.” The Panerai Mare Nostrum Chronograph PAM716 (PAM00716) is a surprise, mid-2017 release from Officine Panerai that actually harkens back to not only its pre-Richemont days, but also to the brand’s first chronograph, produced during World War II…or some time after.

Take A Look At The Panerai Mare Nostrum Chronograph PAM716 Replica

Historically, Mare Nostrum stood for “Our Sea” in Latin and it was the Roman’s name for the Mediterranean Sea. However, if you are more on-point with the history of Panerai than that of the world, you’ll know that Mare Nostrum was the name of the company’s first chronograph, reportedly designed for deck officers in the Italian Navy.

Take A Look At The Panerai Mare Nostrum Chronograph PAM716 Replica

As you would imagine, given the reputation of mid-20th century Panerai, and the appalling circumstances of World War II, the original Mare Nostrum prototype was a proper monstrum of Best Swiss Replica Watches . For starters, it measured some 52mm wide, and was named Mare Nostrum after the phrase first used by the Romans – and, well, later first revived by Italian nationalists following the 1861 unification of Italy and then by the fascists of World War II. As such, the origins of the name “Mare Nostrum” can be traced back to the era of the expanding Roman Empire, but one really need not look back that far in time to have a clue as to why it was named as such in the Italy of the early 1940s.
Mare Nostrum vintage chronograph equipped with a Minerva 19/14 caliber and some nifty anti-vibration springs. Photo: Christie’s, via: perezcope.com

 

Add to all this research that Mr. Jose Pereztroika of perezcope.com has conducted – read that here – and you’ll learn that the Mare Nostrum’s case design actually is much closer to what Panerai had been doing in the mid-1950s, rather than in the early ’40s. Panerai has a fairly poorly documented history and the Mare Nostrum is a most fitting example – there is literally one actual detailed image from the ’50s, the one that you see further above, and that’s about it. Still, the Mare Nostrum has definitely existed and it is for everyone to decide how much weight they give to the fact of whether or not Italian navy commanders were rocking it during World War II.

 

Worry not, though, if you thought this new release was going to be as massive as that from some 74 years ago, or its 52mm tribute-pieces from 2010 and 2015. The Panerai Mare Nostrum Chronograph PAM716 measures just 42mm wide. This is not a new-found thing either. There were some limited editions produced in Panerai’s pre-Vendome era. This, by the way, essentially means pre-Richemont (just the names have changed, but nothing else). On a side note, “pre-V” is probably used so much because Panerai, auctioneers and fans of the brand likely much prefer calling it the obscure “pre-Vendome” rather than “pre-Richemont” that mere mortal replica watch enthusiasts could understand.

Back on topic: back in the mid-90s, Panerai introduced the reference 5218-301/A, a 42mm-wide piece that is remarkably close in its appearance to this new Panerai Mare Nostrum PAM716. It was also followed by two Slytech pieces, in harmony with Panerai’s romance reaching its climax with actor Sylvester Stallone – who, in truth, has done a great deal by helping expose the then-largely-unknown brand, and who remains a fan of Panerai to this day.

Let Us Review The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Replica

The new Royal Oak Offshore Diver from Audemars Piguet has its Vickers in a delicious new twist. Last year they produced the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Replica in black carbon, this year they have released a pristine white version in 1850 Vickers (hardness) Super White Ceramic, 40% more resistant to scratches than last year’s 1830 Vickers black version.
Let Us Review The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Replica
Audemars Piguet Men’s Replica Water-resistant to 300m and protected by an anti-magnetic inner case with a light but high strength titanium caseback, the model’s case-back screws, intermediate bolts and hexagonal screws secure the case like a submarine hatch. The Diver is equipped with a time pre-selection device that is in compliance with the NIHS 92-11 norm.

Because white ceramics are 9 times harder than steel, the manufacture of these components is a particularly complex and lengthy process. It takes around 12 hours to make the case middle, compared with 1 � hours if it were in steel; 8 hours to make the bezel, compared with 45 minutes if it were in steel. Satin-brushing and polishing finishes on this super tough surface were therefore made all the more difficult to execute.
Let Us Review The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Replica
The inner bezel is rotated by a unidirectional ratcheted mechanism linked to a crown at 10 o’clock. This mechanism reinforces the technical nature of the model. When the crown is screwed in again, there is no risk of inadvertently modifying the dive time.

The replica watch runs on the Audemars Piguet calibre 3120 with an engraved 22k gold rotor. It’s a providing 60 hours of power reserve.

Hands-On With Roger Dubuis Excalibur 42 Skeleton Men’s Replica Watch

Until relatively recently, if you wanted one of Roger Dubuis’ cool skeletonized Excalibur replica watches, you were going to spend over a $100,000 – easily. Then, last year in 2015, Roger Dubuis men’s replica released the brand-new Roger Dubuis Excalibur 42 Automatic Skeleton replica watch collection that removed the tourbillon and added a micro-rotor based automatic movement. I wouldn’t go so far as to suggest that these skeletonized Roger Dubuis Excalibur replica watches are now “affordable,” but the core experience in a very wearable and attractive package is now available at a price that is a lot easier to stomach.
Hands-On With Roger Dubuis Excalibur 42 Skeleton Men's  Replica Watch
For review, I have this black DLC-coated version of the Roger Dubuis Excalibur 42 Automatic Skeleton Replica which is the reference RDDBEX0473. In addition to value for the money, my question was really whether or not this collection of timepieces made for a comfortable and potentially daily wear.
Hands-On With Roger Dubuis Excalibur 42 Skeleton Men's  Replica Watch
The luxury replica watch industry is not by default concerned with making timepieces that you actually want to wear. Of course, there are dozen and dozens of beautiful and extremely comfortable timepieces out there, but you should not assume that a replica watch has necessarily been designed with ergonomics and comfort in mind. Recall that replica watch brands are selling luxury objects, first and foremost, and often times consider things like legibility, wearability, and overall comfort almost as an afterthought (and it can sometimes very much feel that way). I don’t say this to suggest that Roger Dubuis is a frequent culprit of these practices, but rather that avant-garde and showy replica watches like the Excalibur collection can often fit into these “nice to look at, but ultimately not wearable” categories.

At 42mm wide, the Roger Dubuis Excalibur 42 Skeleton Automatic already feels much more comfortable than many of the collection’s larger members that come in 45mm-wide cases. That size is, for example, what you’d find on your wrist if you bought an Excalibur with a double tourbillon. Even those aren’t unwearable, but at 42mm wide, the Excalibur doesn’t actually wear small, but rather has a very “grand appearance” on the wrist.

In black-coated titanium, I also got the impression that this is a very stylistically diverse “showy” replica watch. The monochromatic color palette lends itself well to a variety outfits, and for the most part, this Roger Dubuis Excalibur 42 Automatic Skeleton is probably the most versatile replica watch of its type that Roger Dubuis has produced. That is even in comparison to the carbon or gold versions of the same replica watch.

A Elegant Timepiece Of Blancpain Fifty Fathomes Bathyscaphe Men’s Replica

That isn’t the change that made us sit up and take notice, however. The major difference is the size: the new Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe from Blancpain men’s replica comes in at a petite 38mm (and yes, it is for men). Prayers answered for many a Blancpain fan, we’d wager.
A Elegant Timepiece Of Blancpain Fifty Fathomes Bathyscaphe Men's Replica
The modern day Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe replica takes its cues from a late-1950s Fifty Fathoms. Like most recent vintage-inspired relaunches, the new version was larger than the old: the first model, from 2013, was 43mm.

Which is what makes this rather surprising. The new 38mm model is even smaller than the very first Fifty Fathoms created by Blancpain’s CEO Jean-Jacques Fiechter: it measured in at 41mm, a beast for the time.

Visible through the sapphire glass caseback of the new Bathyscaphe is the calibre 1150, complete with two series-coupled barrels to give a 100-hour power reserve.

Blancpain isn’t the only brand to do a bit of trimming: at Bremont’s Bloomsbury townhouse, the English brothers revealed the Airco Mach 1 and Mach 2, which saw the Trip-Tick case in a 40mm size for the first time, following a customer survey that showed serious demand for a smaller replica watch.

Panera’s newest dive replica watch, the Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio, is 42mm across; large for some wrists, but consider that it’s a full 5mm smaller than its predecessor, and is Panerai’s most hardcore model. It seems the brands have tapped into an interest for tool replica watches that don’t feel like heavy machinery.

Take A Look At The HYT H4 Neo Men’s Watch

HYT Men’s replica is known for its liquid-and-bellows methods of telling the time, and with its recent HYT H0 release being more subtle – if you can call anything the brand produces “subtle” – the HYT H4 Neo Replica comes out as the total opposite: almost the yang to the H0’s yin. Taking some similar cues from the previous H4 Metropolis with a lot more of that Matrix swag, the H4 Neo houses 2 purple LED lights behind the 6 o’clock position.

Take A Look At The HYT H4 Neo Men's Watch
The HYT H4 Neo Best Swiss Replica Watch has two crowns. The crown at 2 o’clock is your standard crown for setting the time. The second crown at 4 o’clock is used to create energy. When the user winds the second crown, a second mainspring is wound, and that power is stored in a micro-generator. When the crown is pushed, that power is distributed to two purple LED lights that illuminate highly luminescent “nano-particles” throughout the transparent dial. While the hour indicators on the bezel, as well as the minute indicators on the dial are already coated with a white Super-LumiNova material, and the fluid hour indicator is luminescent in nature, when the light is activated every nuance and detail of the HYT exclusive caliber are illuminated and accentuated without hindering legibility. In fact, it enhances it.

Take A Look At The HYT H4 Neo Men's Watch
Mechanically generating power outside of the mainspring isn’t a new concept. It’s interesting to note that minute repeaters often utilize very similar mechanics to power the mechanism that allows the wearer to determine the time in the dark. Is it fair to compare this to a minute repeater? Probably not. But the endgame is the same. Telling the time in the dark is that much easier, and doesn’t require a battery.

Take A Look At The HYT H4 Neo Men's Watch
Measuring in at a whopping 51mm width by 18mm height, this replica watch is massive. Unlike HYT’s latest H0 collection, the 6 o’clock protrusion is back, along with a bezel bringing back the quintessential DNA that’s typical throughout the HYT collections. It’s hard not to notice the similarities between this replica watch and 2015’s HYT H4 Metropolis (hands-on linked to above), as the two are virtually siblings with the H4 Neo bringing out even more futuristic vibes – particularly with the Matrix-esque hour numerals. Both replica watches seem to channel the original energy of the H1 from 2012.

The charcoal grey, DLC-coated titanium case fits HYT’s standard black and green color theme, with the purple light giving an added dimension to the replica watch that isn’t always apparent in previous designs. The HYT exclusive caliber utilizes its standard micro-liquid technology. At a high level, the mechanical movement utilizes a bellow with a colored liquid, and a bellow with a clear liquid located at the bottom of the movement. As one compresses over time, one depresses, and the liquid moves slowly inside of the glass tube, thus displaying the time along the outer edge of the dial. Skeletonized for the H4 and visible through the transparent dial, the movement fits the overall theme of the replica watch.

The HYT H4 Neo is fitted with a fire-resistant, water-resistant, hypo-allergenic, and reinforced fabric strap. Featuring a curved sapphire crystal and screw-down sapphire case-back (pictures will be posted when we get them), the replica watch is water resistant up to 50m. Even with the second charging spring, the replica watch features a generous 65-hour power reserve.

Limited Edition Watch Series:TAG Heuer Heuer Monza Chronograph Replica

September 1975, Monza race track, Italy: racing driver Niki Lauda wins the Formula 1 Grand Prix for Ferrari. A few months later, in 1976, Jack Heuer, great-grandson of the company’s founder, designed a chronograph in honour of the victory (Heuer was the Scuderia’s official timekeeper from 1971 to 1979). This was the first time “Monza” had appeared as an inscription on a replica watch dial.

Limited Edition Watch Series:TAG Heuer Heuer Monza Chronograph Replica
The all-black chronograph had a cushion case, pulsometer (for measuring heart rate), tachymetric scale (to calculate speed as a function of time) and red hands and counters adding a sporty touch. The innovative and stylish design of the Heuer Monza set it apart, and helped to shape the legend we know today.

For 2016, the 40th anniversary of the Heuer Monza chronograph, TAG Heuer men’s replica is unveiling a new version of this iconic replica watch. The reissue, modelled faithfully on the 1976 Heuer Monza, features two key functions of its predecessor: the pulsometer and the tachymeter, a first for the company, since no previous remake has had both. The famous black cushion case, formerly in steel, is now made of grade 5 titanium, and the replica watch’s powerful presence is further enhanced with a matt black titanium carbide coating. The case diameter has been beefed up from 39 mm to 42 mm, giving today’s replica watch a more masculine and contemporary look. The dial sports the historic HEUER logo, and the look is completed with black and white lacquered hour and minute hands, styled like the original.

On the inside, the 2016 version of the TAG Heuer Heuer Monza chronograph replica is driven by the automatic Calibre 17. The caseback is screwed down, engraved with the Heuer logo picked out in red lacquer, and numbered. The replica watch oozes vintage style, enhanced by the “super racing” style strap in full-grain calf leather with large perforations, a nod to the three-branched steering wheels common in racing cars of the time.

A Luxurious Version Of Panerai Radiomir Composite Marina Militare Replica

Even more so they’re not a hugely popular brand but nevertheless expensive as this baby goes up to $15k for a Panerai Radiomir replica watch as simple as this.

Yes, $15k will get you the real deal not an AAA grade Panerai men’s replica like this one and the differences are very little. Panerai makes a few variations on models like this one and their bracelets are known to be of so many different colors and materials that’s why every time I wear one of these babies out it feels like wearing one of my best fake Panerai watches and a brand new watch for most people that see it.

A Luxurious Version Of Panerai Radiomir Composite Marina Militare Replica

This composite imitation black mate case does the trick and the simple vintage design kills it. Manual winding movement that’s visible through the back case is pretty much the final blow. Very few people will actually know what they’re looking at but they’ll like what they’re seeing. Small seconds hand a 9 o’clock is a nice feature on this very simple time only dial. Good weight and a good looking different color double-sided light brown strap.

Power reserve is well over 24 hours but for an everyday wear I’d recommend daily winding. Just pop-up the crown in the first position and start winding it.

The Schaffhausen Brand Refreshes One Of Its Core Collections Replica

Every year, the Schaffhausen brand refreshes one of its core collections, and this year it’s the turn of its lesser-known Da Vinci collection.

The IWC Da Vinci Replica was first launched in 1969, and housed the Beta 21 movement in a hexagonal case. In 1985, the brand revisited it with a collection featuring classic round cases with stepped lines (based on a Leonardo da Vinci architectural sketch), which became the vehicle for the world’s first perpetual calendar mechanism in which every indication could be set using the crown.

The Schaffhausen Brand Refreshes One Of Its Core Collections Replica

This year, IWC Best Swiss Replica Watches are launching its bravest Da Vinci collection yet, aimed at both men and women. The 2017 models have inherited the 1985 Da Vinci DNA, which is evident in their round grooved cases. At the lower end of the price spectrum are the Da Vinci Automatic 36 and Automatic Moon Phase for ladies.

The brand presented four versions of the Automatic 36: 18-carat gold with diamonds, and three models in stainless steel (including one with a diamond-set bezel), all with a range of colourful leather straps, alongside a trio of Moon Phase models in red gold, steel and steel with diamonds.

In tribute to the pioneering Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar, it also unveiled a range of complications for gents including the Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph and Da Vinci Laureus, powered by IWC’s in-house 89630 and 89361 movements respectively. The Perpetual Calendar Chronograph is the first replica watch from IWC to combine the well-known mechanical chronograph with a perpetual moon-phase display on a subdial.

Also new this year is the Pilot 36, a follow-up to last year’s overhauled Pilot’s collection, and the rugged Ingenieur Automatic.

Presenting The IWC Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 Replica

If you’ve been following along for the past few months, you have probably heard about IWC re-inventing the IWC Da Vinci Replica collection as its big release at SIHH. Based on the original Da Vinci, first produced in 1986, this new series reflects the old case design but with a heavy focus on ladies’ pieces like the new Automatic Moon Phase 36 that you see here. It’s a new direction for the collection (and the brands) and one that is very much worth paying attention to.
Presenting The IWC Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 Replica
Before I go into my thoughts on this replica watch, I want to preface this story with a pretty important caveat. I do not like the old Da Vinci replica watches. I never have. Sorry. BUT, I am always open to new things and am sometimes pleasantly surprised when I don’t let my preconceptions get the better of me. This is one of those instances.

Early IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Replica, circa 1990. (Photo: Courtesy Sotheby’s)

There are six new Da Vinci models for this year: the Automatic 36, the Automatic 40, the Perpetual Calendar Chronograph, Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph, a special Chronograph Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation,” and the replica watch we have here, the Automatic Moon Phase 36. They all incorporate a new and improved Da Vinci case shape with a similar aesthetic to the 1980s originals. The lugs are short and have an angled tear-drop shape, and are articulated, with the spring bars attached in between as usual. The replica watches come in red gold or steel, with or without diamonds (on the ladies’ models), and with silvered, blue, or dark gray dials.

For my look at the Automatic Moon Phase 36, I went for the model in steel with a silvered dial. I found it to be the most attractive out of the bunch, and while it is marketed as a ladies’ replica watch I don’t think it is overtly feminine at all (do what you will with that information).

Hands-On With IWC Da Vinci Tourbillon Chronograph Replica Watches

The IWC Da Vinci Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph Replica is one of the flagship models in the revamped-for-2017 Da Vinci collection. The watch features a flying tourbillon, a retrograde date display, and a flyback chronograph, all powered by a self-winding in-house movement with several interesting technical features. It’s also got all the aesthetic hallmarks of the new Replica Watches collection too, so let’s take a closer look.
Hands-On With IWC Da Vinci Tourbillon Chronograph Replica Watches
One of the more interesting aspects of the watch is the tourbillon – this is a flying tourbillon, which is fitted with a stop-seconds feature, to allow to-the-second accurate setting of the watch. It’s a peculiarity of the tourbillon that the presence of the cage has historically tended to discourage watchmakers from putting a stop-seconds mechanism in tourbillon wristwatches – of course part of that had to do with the fact that until well after the IWC Replica Watches you could have counted the number of tourbillon wristwatches on the fingers of one hand. The problem is that a stop-seconds complication usually works by means of a small lever that presses on the balance wheel when you pull out the crown, but such a mechanism would be blocked by the IWC men’s Watches.

Hands-On With IWC Da Vinci Tourbillon Chronograph Replica Watches

If you want to buy into national stereotypes, you might say it’s not surprising that two of the companies that have figured out a way around this problem with a stop-seconds tourbillon are German, and in fact from both from Glashütte: Moritz Grossman and A. Lange & Söhne. Schaffhausen isn’t in Germany but it’s surrounded on three sides by the Cheap IWC Replica. The lever and escape wheel are silicon.Initially, the watch will be offered in red gold only, and on a Santoni strap.

Having had a chance to handle the watch and have it on the wrist, I’m comfortable saying it’s made a very positive initial impression. It’s certainly sized and styled to impress at 44mm across and 17mm thick, but the stop-seconds for the IWC Replica Watches tourbillon is really technically interesting (and, though not unique any more, certainly unusual) and that, combined with the retrograde date and flyback chronograph, gives you a watch with a feel of substantive technical achievement and solid, unostentatious luxury, which is very much in line with the Da Vinci family in general, and with IWC in particular.