HANDS-ON WITH THE UK Swiss Luxury Fake IWC ‘TRIBUTE TO 3705’ & A STEEL 3706

I like how IWC replica chooses to honor their back catalog in so called “Tribute” watches. They are never straight up re-issues, rather, they capture the intended aesthetic within modern IWC design language, packed with modern IWC tech. We’ve seen it with their Tribute to MK XI, and this year we get the Tribute to one of the great ‘90s sport watches, the IWC reference 3705. This is the luxury copy IWC ‘Tribute to 3705’ IW387905, and we tried it out next to my own ref 3706, the steel cased sibling to the 3705.

The perfect copy IWC 3705 was a touchstone moment in its use of ceramic as a case material when it was introduced in 1994. It wasn’t the first to use the stuff, but it was the most extensive application within a tool watch to date. Omega used a ceramic and metal mixture called ‘Cermet’ in a special order Seamaster in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, while Seiko used a ceramic coated shroud on the 6159-7010 ‘Tuna’ from the mid-’70s. IWC more fully embraced the material with the release of the Da Vinci ref. 3755 in 1986, which housed a rather impressive perpetual calendar chronograph automatic movement (with no pushers required). Heading into the ‘90s Rado was making very Rado-looking ceramic watches as well (something they continue to pioneer today), but it wasn’t until the 3705 came along in 1994 that a ceramic case really took a broadly palatable form.

The 3705 featured a case made entirely of ceramic. Formed from zirconium oxide powder that’s been pressed at very high pressure, the case is extremely hard, and thanks to the small grain microstructure, quite crack resistant. The matte black appearance is quite lovely, falling somewhere between warm grey and jet black. It’s not tacticool, or murdered out, rather it has a softness that imbues an impressive and unchanging character. The crown and pushers are steel as they couldn’t be produced in ceramic at the time, something that’s changed with the Tribute model.

Outside of the case, the 3705 boasts some truly great proportions in its design. The case itself is a scant 39mm in diameter, and while not thin at nearly 15mm deep, the lightness of the case makes for an easy wear, a quality shared by the Tribute. The dial gets small sub-dials at 6, 9, and 12 o’clock, and Arabic numerals at each hour in between. It’s straightforward and not overpowering in the slightest, even if the proportions and negative space in between feel slightly dated (in a good way). Inside beats a humble 7750, which seems to add much of the heft (and wobble) to the watch on wrist.

The 3705, which was only produced until 1998, paved the way for the Top Gun range of Pilot’s watches from IWC today, each of which put a focus on material science and technical knowhow. The black dial fake IWC Pilots Tribute to 3705 is still very much a modern Top Gun watch, done in the style of the great 3705 before it. It’s not immediately apparent as a remake, because it’s not. As Tenacious D says, this is just a Tribute.
The ‘Tribute to 3705’ (yes, that’s the official name) is a different watch than the 3705, and if you buy one expecting it to wear and look the same, you’re in for disappointment, friend. This is a very modern best copy IWC Pilot’s watch, done in the style of the 3705, and building on the ceramic case of the watch with a new material called Ceratanium. Thankfully, IWC Pilot’s watches are in a pretty good place right now, and with or without the 3705 connection, this is a pretty good watch.
The Tribute gets a 41mm case made of Ceratanium, combining the material properties of titanium and ceramic. Think lightweight, strong, and scratch resistant. The material was first used on the Top Gun Double Chronograph introduced at SIHH in 2019 (or on Mega Man’s armor, if fictional materials count), and is unique for a few reasons. While high quality fake IWC calls in matte black in complexion, you could almost call it pewter or dark grey in direct light. This does not read as a blacked-out watch in the flesh, as the surface reflects a fair amount of light, even if it is matte in texture.
That lightness isn’t just a visual thing, this is a relative featherweight on the wrist. Seeing images of the watch, and looking at the dimensions on paper, I was prepared to be dealing with a real beast on the wrist, but it’s surprisingly, almost shockingly easy to wear. Even accounting for the 41mm diameter, the 15.3mm thickness, and ~50mm lug to lug measurement, this is an effortless watch on wrist so long as you don’t have a tight cuff it needs to tuck under.
The dial of the Tribute certainly feels more appropriately proportioned than its inspiration. The sub-dials fill out the dial and the negative space is held in check, it’s all perfectly …fine. It works, but I’d go so far as to say it’s lost a big part of the identity and charm of the original in the process. It’s objectively better, but at the same time, almost generic in comparison. A favorite feature of older Pilot’s watches is carried over here, and that’s the squared off hour hand and pencil minute hand. This execution feels like a breath of fresh air next to the broadsword hands of the regular production models. They are instantly recognizable, and as I mentioned to IWC CEO, Chris Grainger when he appeared on our podcast, I’d love to see them make their way into more references.
At $11,900, the Swiss made copy IWC Tribute to 3705 is not an inexpensive watch by any stretch. The value feels well represented here, though. You’re getting an in-house chronograph with a ceramic titanium case and a limited production run of just 1,000 pieces. Plus, there’s a fair bit of heritage at play here, if you find value in that sort of thing. There are plenty of other great options when it comes to in-house chronos, from the new Speedmaster, to the Zenith Defy 21, to the Breitling B01, you might say we’re spoiled for choice these days. If you’re set on some black, and ceramic, you might also scope the Omega Dark Side Of The Moon Speedmaster in Pitch Black guise, it’s $100 more at retail, also has some great heritage, and comes with Omega’s co-ax caliber 9300.

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Patek Philippe replica famously discontinued the 5711 in January, so its replacement could be released imminently.
Rumoured to be 41mm titanium, featuring a sunburst blue dial, 41 mm replica Patek Philippe Nautilus President Thierry Stern has confirmed it will be a limited release.

It will therefore be challenging to obtain and secondary market prices will be high.

“This year’s releases promise to be explosive, with opinions guaranteed to be split as luxury copy watch enthusiasts make cases for and against their favourite models,” Arfan Mohammed, a watch historian who has traded luxury timepieces worth hundreds of millions of pounds, concludes.

“A year ago the Oyster Perpetual was a forgotten collection but now it’s one of the hottest Rolex designs. This obviously won’t be the case for every new super clone watch released at Watches and Wonders, but there will certainly be fruitful opportunities for prudent investors.”

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Choosing this luxury fake watch can’t be a surprise for those who know me. You will find this on my wrist most of the time in combination with the 1171 bracelet. It is special for many reasons and wearable on pretty much any occasion. With the inverted panda dial, you get a lot of contrast on the wrist and the radial dial is the closest you can get to the Speedmasters worn on the moon.
Omega Speedmaster 345.0802 Fake With Gold Bracelet

Everybody needs a bit of gold over forty (or earlier, even). And how much better does it get when it is in the shape of a Speedmaster? Ever since the top quality copy Omega Speedmaster 345.0802 crossed my path, it’s been one of my favorite watches. Considering this watch is rather rare (only around 300 pieces have been made, plus 20 in white gold), it spends most of its time in my safety deposit box. Yet whenever I have it on my wrist it brings the biggest smile to my face and, at the end of the day, that is what watches are meant for.
Omega Seamaster 2531.80 Fake With Blue Bezel

Despite how much I’ve loved this Swiss movement Omega copy watch over the years, my true admiration for it has always been tempered by its bracelet. That was always easy to overcome by wearing it on something different which I always did, but I’ve learned to appreciate its true form and have started wearing it in its full beauty. It is such a great watch with the helium escape valve in that odd location just over 10 o’clock. And the best thing is that you can still find them for reasonable prices, unlike the Rolex Submariner. This one is definitely worth a look when you’re in the market for a reliable and affordable dive watch.

UK AAA Best Fake TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph Special Edition; Vintage Inspiration For A Modern-Day Watch

Swiss made replica TAG Heuer is a brand with a very rich heritage. Especially in regard to chronographs, few brands can rival the role that TAG Heuer played in this field. Today, this type of complication still dominates the collection of the brand, and rightfully so. However, this doesn’t mean that TAG Heuer is dwelling on the past, replaying hits from decades ago, as they instead let them serve as an inspiration for the future. A watch that makes this obvious is the Carrera Sport Chronograph Special Edition, which is inspired by the ‘DATO-45′ model from 1965.

Silver Dial Fake TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph Watch

What made this vintage watch stand out was that the date window was not located at the usual six o’clock position, but at twelve, just above the logo. To make it even more distinct was the date printed in red. Both characteristics are also included in the new quality fake Carrera Sport Chronograph Special Edition. Where the ‘DATO-45′ was a rather minimalistic chronograph, is the Carrera Sport Chronograph Special Edition is much richer in details. It features a tri-compax dial layout with the subdials at three and nine o’clock, which serve as counters for the chronograph, in a contrasting color. This gives the Carrera Sport Chronograph Special Edition not only an enticing appearance but also further supports the excellent legibility of all its functions.

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This 1:1 perfect TAG-Heuer replica, which is available with either a silver or a blue dial, is limited to 1,860 pieces and powered by TAG Heuer Caliber 02. This automatic manufacture movement comes with a column wheel and vertical clutch for increased precision of the chronograph functions. Its power reserve is a generous 80-hours, and the movement can be admired through the sapphire crystal caseback. Quite unique is that the Carrera Sport Chronograph Special Edition is water-resistant up to 100 meters, further increasing the versatility of this vintage-inspired, modern-day sports chronograph.

Introducing 1:1 Best Piaget Altiplano Year Of The Ox Fake Watch UK For The Chinese New Year

Top-tier watch brands such as Piaget are getting ready to celebrate the Chinese New Year in a few weeks. This year is the Year of the Ox and Swiss made fake Piaget executes its ultra-thin Altiplano fake watch with grand-feu cloisonné’ dial of an ox beautifully.

By turning to celebrated artist Anita Porchet to paint the métiers d’Arts dial, perfect replica Piaget propels the hardworking ox to new heights. The ox is praised in Chinese culture for its dependability, strength and association with farming and harvesting.  While some watch brands portray the ox in different scenes, Piaget gives the entire dial to the honest and loyal animal. Porchet executes the ox in tones of gray and black, outlined in gold.

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In fact, the art of cloisonné, which dates back centuries, begins with the creation of gold ribbons that form the outline and miniature portions of the painting. Then, enamel pigments are placed and the dials are fired in kilns at temperatures nearing 1000 degrees centigrade. The dials are then varnished with a clear coat to offer fabulous sheen. The task is not as easy as it sounds and requires hundreds of hours of meticulous painting.

Because the craftsmanship and the animal should take center stage, the background is incredibly simple and sublime. This quality fake Piaget Altiplano Year of the Ox watch measures 38mm in diameter and is crafted in 18-karat white gold. The case is bedecked with 78 brilliant-cut diamonds. It is powered by the in-house-made Piaget 430P hand-wound movement that is exceptionally thin. In fact, Piaget is a master at creating ultra-thin movements and has even set world records for its work.

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It is very fitting that it would utilize its ultra-thin expertise side-by-side with the incredible prowess of master enameler Anita Porchet for this work of art. Just 38 pieces of the exceptional Piaget Altiplano Year of the Ox watch will be made, each retailing for $67,500.

Chinese New Year, sometimes also referred to as the Spring Festival starts on February 12, 2021 and runs until February 22, 2022.

Robin’s luxury uk replica watch Wishlist for Christmas 2020

2020 has been an incredible year. It is not just a year where everything almost came to a standstill, but perhaps there might be some aspects that will be changed altogether forever.

Despite the seemingly challenging year, we have definitely come out stronger and more resilient. Brands have also adopted the “new norms”, with the leverage of social media to launch their novelties in these unprecedented times. Everyone certainly deserves a pat on the back.

Now that we are coming to the end of the year, it is certainly great to loosen a little and give ourselves a break during the holiday season. As per the usual Deployant tradition, we will be picking some of the luxury replica watches that we would like to include in our Christmas wishlist.

For my selection this year, I am looking at fake watches that I would certainly like to own sometime in the future. Some are more accessible than the others, but perhaps Santa might just want to work his magic soon…
Vacheron Constantin Overseas 4500V
Two years ago, I selected this particular watch as one of the pieces in my Christmas wishlist. The same sentiments still remain, despite the plethora of novelties over the last couple of years.

The Vacheron Constantin Overseas replica with black dial is one of the many timepieces within the luxury sports watches category, but it is perhaps one of my favourites. This is attributed to its great case/bezel design, as well as its versatility. The finishing, as per the usual Vacheron Constantin standard, is rather sublime as well.

I also like the fact that it is often overlooked. Do not get me wrong – I love both the Patek Philippe Nautilus and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. But the Overseas – being an uncommon option – makes it a tad special. It is also much more usable, with the quick strap change mechanism being a huge plus point. There is just that little something with the Overseas, and I would gladly love to have this any day in my watch collection.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Chronograph
Between the Datograph and the 1815 Chronograph, there is something about the latter that gives it the edge. Personally, the lack of a big date display gives the rose gold case copy A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Chronograph a much more classic and timeless look. The newer variant – launched in SIHH 2018 – also features a pulsometer scale. That, together with the Arabic numerals and railroad-style tracks, is truly a sight to behold.

As with all A. Lange & Söhne watches, the movement is also magical. The finishing is sublime, and it is simply a work of art. Beyond that, the movement (first seen on the Datograph) also plays a significant role in the haute horlogerie scene – it was the first high-end in-house produced chronograph movement that was created for the longest time (while other manufacturers were relying on a few specialist manufacturers such as Lemania and Dubois Dépraz. That was two decades back, and it certainly made a strong impression with both brands and collectors alike.

This is perhaps one of the most beautiful timepieces that was ever made, and it will be a dream to add this into my personal collection.
Concluding Thoughts
Each of the Swiss movement fake watches on the list, although they are simple and more restrained, are great in their own ways. The Habring², for example, is a timepiece that proves that great copy watches do not necessarily have to be priced excessively. The Vacheron Constantin and A. Lange & Söhne simply exemplify the beauty of well-crafted watches.

I hope that you have enjoyed reading my selection. Have a merry Christmas, and please do take a well deserved break as we continue to move into 2021 with more challenges and uncertainties ahead.