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.

Retro Racer: Testing the Cheap UK fake TAG Heuer Monza Calibre 17

In 1976, TAG Heuer replica introduced its Monza model, named for the world-famous Italian Formula 1 racetrack. Forty years later, the best fake TAG Heuer Monza Calibre 17 recalls the glory days of racing while offering a great deal more than retro design. Read on for an in-depth review from our archives, with original photos by OK-Photography.

Good news for fans of the retro look – the Monza is back. Good news for racing fans, too, with a design that’s just as dynamic and full of automotive references as the original version from 1976. It’s also remarkable, since TAG Heuer has experimented over the last 15 years with a more elegant version with no black coating and colorless dial elements.

A glance at the new Monza Calibre 17 might call to mind the familiar roar of Formula 1 engines. After all, the watch was first introduced to celebrate Ferrari’s World Championship title in 1975. On Sept. 7 of that year, Niki Lauda won third place in the Italian Grand Prix at the Monza racetrack and secured the title in a Ferrari sporting the Heuer logo. Scuderia Ferrari also won the Constructors’ Prize – a long-sought double victory after an 11-year dry stretch.
The new TAG Heuer Monza replica with black dial combines the best features of two historical models – its dial design can be traced back to the original Monza from the year 1976 and its case to a Heuer chronograph from 1933. The cushion-shaped case is a style holdover from the earliest days of the watch. The Monza from the 1970s had an oval case shape that was typical for that time and was available in chrome-plated or black-coated brass. That watch contained Calibre 15, which necessarily placed the crown on the left-hand side. Calibre 15 was the successor model of the Calibre 11 developed in 1969 by Heuer-Leonidas in collaboration with Breitling, Hamilton-Büren and Dubois Dépraz – one of the world’s first automatic chronographs.

Calibre 15 had a small seconds subdial set at 10 o’clock that gave the original Monza a strikingly asymmetrical look. TAG Heuer omitted this daring design element for its newest version, due in part to its use of the ETA 2894, known at TAG Heuer as Calibre 17. This standard movement reverses the position of the small seconds and minutes counter and relocates the crown to the right side of the case.

All in all, these changes benefit the new Monza, giving it a sporty and relaxed look that is not quite so idiosyncratic as the original. Whatever it may lose in coolness, it gains with the polished and matte finishes of the cushion-shaped case. Titanium contributes to its excellent wearing comfort and the titanium carbide coating makes it highly resistant to scratches.

Just as before, the titanium case with black PVD coating replica TAG Heuer Monza has a sealed caseback – even though the technology beneath is in no way so unattractive that it must be hidden. TAG Heuer uses the basic movement quality “Elaboré” and adds various decorative finishes and an individualized rotor. Black enhanced engraving instead of gold on the oscillator fits the overall sporty design of the watch.
The ETA 2894 is a modular chronograph based on the three-hand caliber ETA 2892, so the crown sits lower on the case than the chronograph pushers. Although the pushers are generously sized, their pressure point is not perfect. The start-stop pusher on our test watch had a notably delayed reaction when timing events. The stop and reset worked better but the pusher function was stiff. This is due at least in part to the cam control of the chronograph that replaces the historical, higher-quality column-wheel control in more economical chronograph movements.

The rate results of the test watch are generally acceptable. However, the timing machine recorded an outlier in the “dial down” position, which negatively affected the average outcome on our stringent rate test. On the positive side was the low daily gain of 2.5 seconds per day without the chronograph on and 4.5 seconds per day while running. The wearing test on the wrist showed deviations ranging between 0 and +6 seconds per day.

The perforated black calfskin strap is also perfectly in line with the automotive appeal of the Monza design, as are the sporty case and dashboard-like displays. The strap ends in a functional, well-executed folding clasp with push-buttons that are also made of PVD-coated titanium. Its clamp-type clasp mechanism allows for precise adjustment. It compresses the strap at the point of closure, though not to the extent seen on similar clasps.

All in all, the Swiss movement copy TAG Heuer Monza Calibre 17 is more stylish than the original model from the 1970s (combination cushion-shaped case), of higher quality (titanium with PVD coating) and therefore, more attractive (perfectly in line with current retro trends). What was good in 1976 – it’s even better today.