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Hand-on The Cool Fake Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Replica Watches

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Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Replica watch

Called casual replica Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Anthracite DLC, the new (or rather “refreshed”) automatic chrono comes with the same scratch-resistant DLC treatment that now features a new shade of, um, black. The young watchmaking brand has just sent us a press release presenting its new take on their relatively fresh SpidoSpeed series of skeletonized chronograph watches.

Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Anthracite watch
Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Anthracite watch

Today, just in time before the upcoming SIHH 2012 event, the London-based brand unveils a slightly revised series of timekeepers that feature DLC treatment in a lighter shade of black.

Called Anthracite DLC, the new color makes the skeletonized watch look even more elaborated allowing for a more sophisticated interplay of shadows and light.

This one is going to be brief.

Although it’s been less than two months since LW has officially presented its decisively cool Linde Werdelin chronograph copy watches, they either weren’t entirely satisfied with the product or, on the contrary, were overwhelmed with orders and decided to jump on the bandwagon offering a similarly styled model.

The caliber comes in a rather large stainless steel case 44 millimeters wide and 46 millimeters long, At 15 mm high it is rather thick, but for a deliberately sporty timekeeper this is actually okay.

 

The watch can be ordered on Linde Werdelin corporate web-site for the same price of €10,300 as the original Black DLC model. Of course, you can also buy this timekeeper at LW’s authorized dealers, but the price will possibly be higher due to local taxes.

Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Anthracite watch
Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Anthracite watch

The rest remains the same: the watch is powered by the well-known to LW fans Concepto 2251 automatic movement, which is modified in-house.

The price, too, remained the same.

As usual, the Linde Werdelin replica watch will be limited to just 100 numbered pieces.

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Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar

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The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar watch replica features two useful complications, a chronograph and a perpetual calendar. 

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar

 

Some savers have sought solace by investing in overseas funds, perhaps where the economy is enjoying unprecedented growth. For others, property in foreign climes has proved an irresistible lure. However, many will attest that with minimal returns for investors there is merit in living for the moment.

Unless you have been cast away on a desert island, you almost certainly will have seen the news reports on television or newspapers telling tales of economic woes afflicting western economies.

I lack wisdom to proffer investment advice and I am not qualified to do so. But the appeal of squandering some of my offspring’s future inheritance on a beautiful Vacheron Constantin watch replica keeps whispering to the epicentre of my cardiovascular system.

 

The Overseas is not a new model. It has been part of the extensive range of high-end watches offered by the Manufacture Horlogère, based near the banks of Lake Geneva for some time. A timepiece with a sporty feel.

In terms of horology, Vacheron Constantin possess a grandeur few can match. They offer incredibly complicated watches as well as more simple offerings, but always with beautiful finissage to delight the wearer.

I cannot get excited by the words; “annuity”, “yield”, “capital” or “security”. They somehow feel inert, devoid of emotion and render me yawning with boredom and lassitude.

Now I have discovered an Overseas investment which garners my interest. An object of horological desire, with an appellation which is half way to astute financial planning, the Overseas by Vacheron Constantin.

 

The additional complexity of a perpetual calendar in contrast to an annual calendar is significant and normally attracts a higher price.For those unfamiliar with a perpetual calendar, it displays the day, date, month and leap year. Unlike an annual calendar which requires adjustment once per year on the 1st March, a perpetual calendar does not require adjustment except in the years 2200, 2300, 2400 etc..

The latest Overseas model, launched for 2012 is a high complication timepiece which features both a chronograph and a perpetual calendar.

Vacheron Constantin previously launched a similar model in 2011, limited in number, made of steel and titanium, sold exclusively in its own Boutiques. The new model surpasses this with a case made of pink gold and featuring a light grey dial. This is the ultimate Overseas model.

The dial

The dial is a light grey and features four sub-dials.

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar

 

At 9 o’clock, the design language of the opposite subdial is copied. The white outer ring depicts the days, the light grey snailed centre used to convey the hours for the chronograph function.

At noon, the largest of the four subdials conveys the months on an outer white ring and at the centre a small grey area shows four numbers used to impart the sequence of years and ultimately the leap year.

The subdials disclose vast amounts of information, yet retain an uncluttered, succinct, clarity.

At 3 o’clock the subdial displays the month on a white ring. At its centre, the subdial is light grey and snailed. It depicts the minutes for the chronograph function.

At 6 o’clock the subdial displays small seconds with a neat scale. An aperture within the subdial reveals the moon phase. The moon phase is depicted in mother of pearl in conjunction with 18-carat gold discs. This is yet another example of the atticism synonymous with the brand bearing the Maltese Cross.

Gold batons are used to indicate the hours around the dial.

The hour and minute hands are gold with white luminescent material at the centre.

The chronograph second hand and the counter hands for the chronograph, featured on the subdials at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock, are made of pfinodal alloy and presented in a black tincture.

The chapter ring is neatly detailed with minute markers with four integers in between representing units of 12 seconds. Each fifth minute is marked with Arabic numerals.

At the most southerly position of the dial the words “Swiss Made” and “Genève”, reside below the brands nomenclature. The origin of the watch replica further validating its mechanical virtue.

The case

The case is presented in satin-finished gold, contrasting wonderfully with the highly polished bezel.

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar

 

The caseback is stamped with the “Overseas” medallion. I lament that the watch replica is not fitted with a sapphire back to facilitate my view of the peerless craftsmanship within. But then this would mean sacrificing the anti-magnetic protection which safeguards the calibre from harmful forces that could impair the function and accuracy of the watch.

The bezel is crenellated in design and seems to personify strength, protecting the movement from harsh elements.

The crown and pushpieces are knurled and screw down to ensure the movement is guarded from dust or water ingress.

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar

The movement

A complex movement featuring 228 components working in concert. The finishing of the movement is testament to the skill of the artisans at this matchless Maison.

The rotor is constructed of gold and exquisitely detailed with the Côtes de Genève motif.

Circular graining is prevalent on the plate.

The watch replica offers the convenience of a self-winding movement, featuring a column wheel chronograph. This is technically superior to a lever actuated chronograph and typically found only in the finest watches.

To prevent the owner having to reset the watch replica after an extended period of non-wearing, it is supplied with a presentation box and winder.

Technical specification

  • Model: Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar
  • Reference: 49020
  • Case: 18-carat pink gold; diameter 42.00 mm; height 12.80 mm; water resistantant to 15 bar (150 metres); sapphire crystal to front; solid case back featuring “Overseas” medallion .
  • Functions: Hours; minutes; subsidiary seconds; chronograph with 30-minute and 12-hours counters; perpertual calendar (day of the week, date, 48-month counter with leap year indication) and moon phase.
  • Movement: self-winding; Frequency 21,600 vph ; 37 jewels; 228 parts; Power reserve 40 hours.
  • Strap: Dark brown Mississippienis alligator leather strap, hand stitched with 18-carat gold deployant. Also supplied with an additional dark brown rubber strap.
  • Additional comment: Supplied with a presentation box with winder.

Conclusion

 

The modern appearance does not eschew the traditional virtuosity epitomised by classical models from the Genevan atelier.

I could not guarantee whether the value of this model will rise or fall with the passage of time. However, I have invested in bonds, equities and pension funds and watched their value erode.

The one thing which requires no further elucidation is that this is one Overseas investment which does inspire me.

The ownership of this watch replica will bestow its owner with reliable service and an alluring aesthetic for many years to come. A worthy return for an unsated inheritance? I wonder.

The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar harnesses a high-complication movement within a contemporary, neoteric sports fake Vacheron Constantin chronograph watch.

Reviewing The Yellow Gold Replica Vacheron Constantin Harmony Chornograph Watch

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The yellow gold fake Vacheron Constantin Harmony Chronograph Calibre 3300 and finds a watch replica which sets his pulse racing.

Vacheron Constantin Harmony Chornograph Calibre 3300 - watch replica review by ESCAPEMENT

 

On other occasions, it could be the unbridled beauty of an object that accelerates my heart to a dizzying tempo. The facility to monitor my pulse sounds very appealing at this phase of my life and Vacheron Constantin has recently launched a new timepiece suitably equipped for the role, the Harmony Chornograph Calibre 3300. Sometimes the sight of an object can influence my heart rate. It may be the image of a dangerous animal on a cinema screen which causes my pulse to quicken and the palms of hands to my become sweaty.

Similar to owning a car which has covered a six-figure mileage, as one enters the cardigan-wearing period of middle-age, each rattle and wayward noise causes a moment of anxiety. I am forever concerned about the state of my shock-absorbers and fearful my big end may suddenly fail. With the onset of grey hair, my mortality has adopted a new-found gravitas.

 

Vacheron Constantin is celebrating its 260th anniversary this year. The company was established in 1755 by Jean-Marc Vacheron and is reputedly the ‘world’s oldest watch replica manufacturer engaged in uninterrupted activity since its creation’. To mark this landmark year in the maison’s history, Vacheron Constantin has recently unveiled its ‘Harmony’ collection, featuring seven new timepieces and four new calibres.

The frontal appearance of the watch replica is square with rounded corners, the case band is curved and the aperture for the dial is circular. Despite the seemingly disparate shapes employed, the culminating profile is exquisitely resolved. The name ‘Harmony’ alludes to the fusion of differing shapes into one homogenous form.

Vacheron Constantin Harmony Chornograph Calibre 3300 - watch replica review by ESCAPEMENT

Each model within the Harmony collection is limited and the list of new references includes options for both gentlemen and ladies. I have succumbed to the charms of several of the new Harmony models and openly admit to having a soft spot for the Vacheron Constantin Harmony copy watches bearing the Maltese Cross.

The styling

This historical piece featured a pulsimeter scale on the dial, a bi-compax layout and poire-shaped hands. The inspiration for the Harmony Chronograph Calibre 3300 was a monopusher chronograph from 1928.

Vacheron Constantin Harmony Chornograph Calibre 3300 - watch replica review by ESCAPEMENT

1928 – Mono-pusher minute-counter chronograph, N° 11059

Vacheron Constantin has clearly drawn on the styling of the 1928 timepiece but imbued the new Harmony with its own identity. The design of both the lugs and the crown of the new watch replica appear to exhibit a more robust character but without any diminishment in the overall sense of grace.

The pulsimeter scale was originally conceived for use by doctors and nurses in bygone times, allowing the wearer to actuate the chronograph and count 30 beats of a patient’s heart. Once the thirtieth beat had been noted, the chronograph was stopped and the patient’s pulse read from the scale. Today, electronic heart-rate monitors can deliver this functionality for relatively modest sums of money, but the charm of the pulsimeter scale remains profound.

The dial

At first glance, the dial of the Harmony Chronograph Calibre 3300 may seem congested with numerous details to assimilate. However, rest assured, that within a few moments of making its acquaintance everything makes perfect sense.

Vacheron Constantin Harmony Chornograph Calibre 3300 - watch replica review by ESCAPEMENT

 

Equilibrium is accorded to the dial with the positioning of two subdials on the face of the watch, similar to the 1928 reference. A 45-minute chronograph register features at 3 o’clock, with a small second display located opposite.

At the base of the dial, a power reserve indicator reveals the proportion of the stated 65-hour power reserve still remaining. The inclusion of this function is an obvious point of difference between the modern-day watch replica and the original timepiece from 1928.

The dial canvas is silvered opaline, quiet and unassuming in temperament, providing the ideal foil to present the various functions of the timepiece.

Gold poire-shaped hour and minute hands exhibit an air of classicism.

Blue painted Arabic numerals exhibit a traditional feel and sit adjacent a black minute track. Encircling the periphery of the dial is a pulsimeter scale, occupying the area from 2 to 9 o’clock and depicted in red.

The case

The Harmony Chronograph Calibre 3300 measures a stated 42mm x 52mm which suggests it should occupy a large area upon the wrist. However, these measurements include the lugs and once these are discounted, the watch replica does not seem unduly large when worn.

The spring bars holding the strap in position are curved, heightening wearer comfort.

Vacheron Constantin Harmony Chornograph Calibre 3300 - watch replica review by ESCAPEMENT

Where the case of this timepiece reveals much complexity is with the numerous angles employed. The bezel is square with rounded corners and sits atop the middle section of the case. This creates a stepped profile to the case construction and produces arcing lines of shadow adjacent the bezel.

Vacheron Constantin Harmony Chornograph Calibre 3300 - watch replica review by ESCAPEMENT

 

The aforementioned crown incorporates a neat fluted design on two thirds of its surface and the monopusher is adorned with the Maltese Cross on its vertical surface.

The case back is almost a facsimile of the bezel, save for the four screws holding it in place and the horizontal surface adjacent the sapphire crystal.

While photographing the Harmony Chronograph Calibre 3300, I soon became aware of its complex sculptured profile. The thoughtful design of the case ensnares ambient light from different angles and grants a delightful depth to the each facet presented. Indeed, the case reminds me of a diamond where a moment of twinkling brilliance is temporarily there only to disappear in the blink of an eye.

The movement

The new hand-wound Calibre 3300 was developed by Vacheron Constantin and took seven years to create but, based on appearances alone, it was worth the wait.

Vacheron Constantin Harmony Chornograph Calibre 3300 - watch replica review by ESCAPEMENT

Despite being a new movement, produced in-house by the maison, the design appears very traditional with many of the movement components being freely shown. It is this aspect of the movement architecture that I particularly appreciate.

The watch replica bears the coveted Poinçon de Genève motif, illustrating a high degree of expert finishing and the no-compromise creation of this timepiece.

Vacheron Constantin Harmony Chornograph Calibre 3300 - watch replica review by ESCAPEMENT

Vacheron Constantin Harmony Chornograph Calibre 3300 - watch replica review by ESCAPEMENT

Circular grained wheels, polished sinks and bridges adorned with the finest Côtes de Genève motif are just a few examples of the peerless finishing employed. Each bridge bevel is beautifully executed and the levers are presented in a pristine satin-brushed finish.

Vacheron Constantin Harmony Chornograph Calibre 3300 - watch replica review by ESCAPEMENT

Vacheron Constantin Harmony Chornograph Calibre 3300 - watch replica review by ESCAPEMENT

As part of the anniversary celebrations, Vacheron Constantin has decorated the balance cock on this limited edition model with ‘fleurisanne engraving’, wonderfully illustrating its artistic prowess.

Vacheron Constantin Harmony Chornograph Calibre 3300 - watch replica review by ESCAPEMENT

Vacheron Constantin Harmony Chornograph Calibre 3300 - watch replica review by ESCAPEMENT

The column wheel is formed in the shape of a Maltese Cross with a mere four pillars to its structure. Pressing the monopusher, the start, stop and reset functions are delivered with a gorgeous, silky feel. The column wheel and lateral coupling deliver a stutter free motion to the central chronograph seconds hand.

Closing remarks

 

I say ‘almost’, because I have spotted a problem. I cannot believe that if I owned this watch replica that I could accurately record my own pulse without experiencing a heightened pace to my heart rate. This is a horological beauty which will induce palpitations in any self-respecting admirer of haute horologerie. Indeed, with an illustrious 260 years of history, the Harmony Chronograph Calibre 3300 represents a worthy timepiece to celebrate the traditions of this exceptional maison, providing a telling indication of its brilliance.

Technical Specification

  • Model: Vacheron Constantin Harmony Chornograph Calibre 3300
  • Reference: 5300S/000R-B055
  • Case: 18-carat pink gold; dimensions 42mm x 52mm; height 12.81 mm; water resistant to 3 bar (30 metres); sapphire crystal to the front and caseback.
  • Functions: Hours; minutes; small seconds; monopusher chronograph; pulsimeter scale; power-reserve indicator.
  • Movement: Calibre 3300, hand-wound movement; frequency 21,600 vph (3 Hz); 35 jewels; power reserve 65 hours; 252 parts
  • Strap: Brown Mississippiensis alligator leather strap presented on an 18-carat pink gold buckle
  • Limited Edition: 260 pieces

No doubt by now, my affection for this watch replica is abundantly clear. I struggle to identify any area which leaves me feeling shortchanged or underwhelmed. The best fake Vacheron Constantin Harmony Chronograph Calibre 3300 is simply delightful in ‘almost’ every detail.

Hands-on With My Best Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle Chronograph Replica Watch

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It was in 1755 that Jean-Marc Vacheron opened his Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle Chronograph watch replica making factory in Geneva and  holding fast traditional standards and craftsmanship, watches are still produced which are exemplars of haute horology and which require superlatives to adequately describe them.  Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle Chronograph

This is a watchmaker steeped in tradition, honouring the past in their elegant timepieces whose classical faces and cases enclose within, beautifully sculpted movements.

Focused as they are on presenting perfection in horology, they have gained worldwide renown. In 1906 they opened their first boutique. This year they opened their boutique in New York.

Steeped in an ethos which upholds the watchmaker’s art Vacheron Constantin has through the years developed and innovated without losing sight of the principles of hand craftsmanship and its timepieces still testify to the artisans’ skills.

2007 – The Patrimony Traditionelle

For whilst honouring tradition Vacheron Constantin is not locked in it, but constantly advances and is at the cutting edge of development. When introduced in 2007 it offered, for example, the new exclusive manual-winding movement. Tradition and innovation united.The name establishes its lineage and states unequivocally the values which have shaped it; respect for the past, wonderfully finished and remarkable technology.

Introduced in 2007 the Traditionelle line of the Patrimony collection is an expression of present haute horology at its most perfect with the exquisite elegance of its predecessors.

The Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle Chronograph

It is for the connoisseur, delicate in its detailing, aesthetically appealing, individualised in its styling, telling so much and yet appearing uncluttered.  Detail does not distract and there should be no detractors only applause for this superb timepiece. Reminiscent of the clean lines of watches of the 1930s and 40s, this is a timepiece which is entrancing.  It has purity of line.  It is refined.  It is not ostentatious.  It has subtlety.  It stirs the soul. Nothing intrudes on the symmetry of the face.

Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle Chronograph

Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle Chronograph

The Case

 

Although 42 mm in width it has a sleek elegance, unlike some mens fake Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle watches of that dimension where size dominates, here elegance holds sway.

With a sapphire crystal back the owner can also take delight in viewing the movement. A further touch clarions the care and attention accorded to every feature in the delicate knurling which enfolds it.

The case is deceptively simple but it is not.  It has been meticulously fashioned so that from every angle it is in harmony and pleasing to the eye. Round, flawless, the edges gently bevelled and sweeping the case enfolds the face and movement.

It is presented in 18 ct. pink gold which imbues the face with a warm glow.  The principle crown is recessed and bears the Maltese Cross, the Vacheron Constantin logo adopted in 1880.  The two chronograph crowns are rectangular but their upper face is gently curved to follow the flowing roundness of the case. With that same attention to detail they are framed by a delicately sculpted surround.  With similar care, complimenting the classic round of case and face, the horns curve fluidly and are complimented by a brown alligator strap with a pink gold deployant clasp.

The pursuit of aesthetic perfection does not mean that practical issues have been ignored. It is water resistant to 30 metres and has a power reserve of 48 hours.

That exquisite face

 

The hands are crafted in gold like the blade of a slender sword whilst the second hand is elongated, graceful and black, echoing the thin lines of the second and minute marks, again that classic simplicity and unity.

The silvered opaline dial has great clarity. The minutes are marked at five minute intervals with simple gold strokes and small Arabic numbers in black. The same style of numbering is maintained throughout for the chronograph timings around the outer circumference. Once again everything is in harmony.

Symmetry is maintained by the placing of the 30 minute chronograph counter sub-dial at 3 o’clock and the small seconds’ sub-dial counter at 9 o’clock.  The 30 minute carries the numbers 5, 15 and 25; the small second 15, 30, 45, 60. The tacymeter scale is presented on the outer dial. Again there is the same pleasing uniformity of numbering.  The whole façade has balance and is unpretentious.

Nothing is out of tune.  The detailing is fine, elegant.  The logo is in gold, the Vacheron Constantin name in its familiar form, simple, black, upper case lettering. There is no need to boast.  This watch replica has eye-appeal without showy ornament.  It is for those who appreciate refinement.

Gaze within

The movement is the legendary respected 1141 calibre, a manual-winding mechanical column wheel chronograph movement. It beats at 18,000 vph and contains 21 jewels. From the gold set rubies to the lettering of its credentials, those uppermost etched in gold, take time to enjoy and savour the craftsmanship.

The wearer can enjoy viewing the movement, courtesy of the sapphire crystal back which has an anti-reflective coating and is screwed down. Absorb the details.

A worthy exemplar of the watchmaker’s artistry

All elements come together in perfect harmony.  There is no discord.  It honours the skills of haute horology past and present.

This rose gold fake Vacheron Constantin watch has aesthetic appeal and a wonderful movement.  It gladdens the soul.

Introducing The Elegant And Typical Replica Vacheron Constantin Historique American 1921 Watch

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The elegant fake Vacheron Constantin Historique American 1921, a modern interpretation of the Art Deco original and part of the haute horlogerie brand’s Historique collection.

 

Vacheron Constantin Historique American 1921

Indeed, James Ward Packard would become a famous lover of haute horology commissioning pieces from various watch replica houses including Vacheron Constantin watch replica. The new optimism in the 1920’s led to increased use of the motor car with beautiful models from Duesenberg and Packard.

Indeed, James Ward Packard would become a famous lover of haute horology commissioning pieces from various watch replica houses including Vacheron Constantin. The new optimism in the 1920’s led to increased use of the motor car with beautiful models from Duesenberg and Packard. Indeed, James Ward Packard would become a famous lover of haute horology commissioning pieces from various watch replica houses including Vacheron Constantin.

America in the 1920’s was vibrant and enjoying a period of economic growth. The widespread availability of credit stimulated consumerism, and goods had to be manufactured necessitating employment. This type of Keynesian economics resulted in an economic reckoning in the 1930’s with the Great Depression. The 1920’s, however, were vibrant, vital and positive.

New York in the 1920’s enjoyed Jazz with great exponents including George Gershwin with his classical composition; Rhapsody in Blue (1924).

The “Flapper” was a lady who abandoned the restraint of former generations and wore short skirts, had bobbed hair, listened to Jazz and embraced fun.

America fully embraced Art Deco and this is demonstrated with the iconic Chrysler building in New York (construction commenced in 1928 and was completed in 1930). It is a piece of Architecture which has style and grace today and a timeless quality which transcends fashion.

Vacheron Constantin clearly read the moment perfectly and the demand for the Avant-garde Stateside when it launched the Vacheron Constantin American which was solely for the American market.

Vacheron Constantin Historique American 1921

Its dial was offset creating the perfect watch replica to wear when driving an automobile, as the dial could be read without the need to remove ones hands from the steering wheel. A cushion shaped case with an offset crown adjacent to the inter-horns and a dial at 45° to the vertical it was visually very different.

Vacheron Constantin Historique American 1921

Vacheron Constantin have created a modern interpretation of the 1921 original with many faithful details. The American 1921 forms part of the Historique collection which allows the wearer to reminisce of another period, when wearing their delightful dainty.

The case and dial

The case is “cushion-shaped”, slightly square in appearance but with rounded edges to soften the form. The use of pink gold which I prefer is a departure from the original which had a yellow gold case.

Vacheron Constantin Historique American 1921

The inter-horns are short and draw the brown alligator close to the case.

Vacheron Constantin Historique American 1921

 

The dial is housed in a case, where it has been turned 45° to the vertical.

The dial is classical with a sand-blasted finish, 12 Arabic numerals painted in black and a minute track running around the perimeter of the dial. The hours and minutes are conveyed with Breguet style hands but in black, rather than the typical blued finish. Seconds are shown on sub-dial positioned between 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock, with a simple baton shaped hand.

In isolation the dial appears restrained and classical, but then the fun begins.

Vacheron Constantin Historique American 1921

 

The watch replica features sapphire crystal to the front with a slight convex profile with a slight departure from the original, a sapphire crystal back to admire the dandy within.

The crown has been moved from the usual 3 o’clock position and located adjacent to the right inter-horn at the top of the case. The crown now resides effectively between 1 o’clock and 2 o’clock as depicted on a “normal” watch, but this is no normal watch, so it is located at “12” instead. It bears the Maltese Cross, the logo synonymous with Vacheron Constantin.

The original model in 1921 was offered with in left handed and right handed forms, but the “historique” piece, first launched in 2008 is offered only in right handed form.

Movement

 

The movement is the modern manual-wound calibre 4400 launched in 2008. It was developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin and bears the Poinçon de Genève, the seal reserved for the finest watches produced within the Canton of Geneva.

No wire springs will be found in the case, a ratchet and transmission wheel will be used and finished with meticulous polishing.

As you look at the upper surface of the movement through the sapphire back you will see Côtes de Genève and some of the 21 jewels which feature on this calibre.

Hidden from view, the reverse of the plate is beautifully adorned with perlage and sits adjacent to the reverse of the dial within the case. The fine finissage alas enjoyed by the watchmaker alone.

The balance spring will be secured by a sliding stud cap, with round and head and neck, expedience is ignored and traditional craftsmanship observed.

Haute horology is seldom finer.

Sometimes its good to look back at history.

Technical Specification

  • Model: Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921
  • Model reference: 82035/000R-9359
  • Case: 18-carat pink gold; diameter 40mm; sapphire crystal to front and case back; water resistant to 30 metres.
  • Functions: Hours; minutes; subsidiary seconds.
  • Calibre Reference: 4400
  • Calibre: Manual Wound; Frequency 28,800vph (4Hz); 21 Jewels; Power reserve 65 hours; Poinçon de Genève
  • Strap: Hand stitched, saddle-finish, square scaled brown alligator leather with 18-carat pink gold deployant featuring half Maltese cross.

Conclusion

Remove the Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921 from your wrist, turn it over and show them the marvel that lurks within the case and words suddenly become superfluous.

I am often asked by friends and acquaintances to justify the cost of a watch replica I have purchased and I then find myself launching into the merits of haute horology with evangelical zeal.

When I look at this best quality copy Vacheron Constantin Historiques watch, I am driving a Duesenberg down Ocean Drive past the Art Deco influenced buildings, admiring the dial as the sun shines on the glinting case.

Vacheron Constantin Malte small seconds

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The perfect replica Vacheron Constantin Malte small seconds, a tonneau-shaped watch replica recently launched at SIHH 2012.

Vacheron Constantin Malte small seconds

 

 

Over-embellishment is transient. Ostentation a distraction. With haute couture it is the cut, the line, the drape, that sets a standard that is timeless, epitomised in the little black dress. The well cut suit does not need embellishment or decoration. Simplicity allows perfection. There is never a need to gild the lily. This rose gold Vacheron Constantin Malte copy watch replica is a lily.

This watch replica has a timeless quality. It is classical. Its appeal transcends trends and foibles.

Simplicity of form, however, does not mean that in its manufacture it is simple. Such a watch replica like the classic gown, has the same level of complexity in its creation. Moreover because there is an understated elegance, any imperfection would be far more obvious than a blemish in an elaborate piece with a myriad of decorations and functions.

To celebrate..

 

Four new models in its Malte range mark the tonneau’s century. Significantly it is the range whose name draws upon Vacheron Constantin’s logo for its identity, the Maltese cross.

In 1912 Vacheron Constantin presented its first tonneau shaped watch. It provided an alternative to the classic round face and was inspired by the art nouveau styling of the time. It was inspirational and those historic watches have their descendents in the Vacheron Constantin range. The barrel form still has its appeal. In celebration a hundred years later Vacheron Constantin have revisited this classic form.

Vacheron Constantin Malte small seconds

 

In 2011 the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva added to its criteria for recognition and the right to have its approval marked on any watch’s movement and certificate of origin. All four of Vacheron Constantin’s new offerings met those stringent criteria and can bear that accolade.

They pay homage to their historic watches and remain timeless and classic in their form, restrained and pure. The one which is reviewed here is the small seconds, refined, beautifully defined and designed.

The Hallmark of Geneva

Watches have to be hand-finished and undergo extensive testing and rigorous scrutiny. Specific rules apply to all elements in the watches crafting. The result is a guarantee of accuracy, dependability of the movement, the presentation of a timepiece with impeccable finish, polished to perfection and with an overall beauty which gives joy to the wearer. It is a guarantee of provenance. It states unequivocally that quality is paramount. Any watch replica receiving this approval must be a product of the Canton. It carries after all the endorsement of Geneva. It vouchsafes the quality and standard of any watch replica which bears it. The certification was first introduced in 1901 but have now been made more rigorous. Twelve additional criteria have been set and the requirements strengthened.

Vacheron Constantin Malte small seconds

 

It really requires no further eulogy or praise but to simply state that would be to fail to admire its exquisite beauty.

This watch replica has achieved that status.

It comes, therefore, with a guarantee of provenance, of exacting precision, promising durability and the pedigree born of horological expertise.

The Face

Understated and elegant, the dial is devoid of distraction. It leaves the designer nowhere to hide. What is achieved is a symphony of simplicity perfected.

Vacheron Constantin Malte small seconds

 

All the hands are in gold, sword form.

The gold Maltese cross rests below the 12 and below that the Vacheron Constantin Name and beneath that the proud name Genève whose endorsement it has earned. The same pride echoed in the simple statement “ Swiss Made “ at 6 o’clock. All the accreditations are in black upper case.

The dial is silver, sand-blasted, basking in the reflective glow of the pink gold case.

The hours markers are in pink gold, all except the 12 and 6 o’clock hours a bold raised bâton of rose gold, individually sculpted to follow the revised, curvaceous, tonneau shape. At 12 and 6 exquisitely fashioned applied Roman numerals, their lines thick or thin as they would be if drawn by pen, add their own statement.

The small seconds sub dial, rests at 6 o’clock, a simple circle, recessed with black strokes marking the subdivisions, those at the quarters longer that the others.

The Case

The simple grooved crown rests at 3 o’clock and bears the Maltese cross, raised, more the focus of attention because of the lack of extraneous detail.

The lack of embellishment in case and dial serves to draw the eye to the grace and beauty of the lines and the small details.

 

Made in 18 carat pink gold it has a warmth and lustre which that gold imparts.

It is traditional, classic, elongated, delicately curved and stretched, sensuous in its lines. Nothing jars. The curves flow seamlessly around the dial.

 

The Movement

The movement which rests within that glorious case is beautiful with Côtes de Genève.

Vacheron Constantin Malte small seconds

Vacheron Constantin Malte small seconds

It is the prestigious 4400 AS movement with a reserve of almost three days. It is mechanical, manual winding.

Other Features

It has a power reserve of approximately 65 hours. Moreover, it is water resistant to 30 meters.To tone with the warm tones of the case the strap is in brown Mississippiensis alligator leather with large square scales and is hand-stitched, saddle finished and is fastened by an 18 carat pink gold buckle bearing the Maltese cross.

Technical specification

  • Model: Vacheron Constantin Malte small seconds
  • Reference: 82130/OOOR-9755; stamped with the Hallmark of Geneva
  • Case: 18-carat pink gold; 36.70mm x 47.61mm; 9.10mm height
  • Functions: Hours; minutes; subsidiary seconds.
  • Calibre: Self-winding; Frequency 28,800 vph (4Hz); power reserve 65 hours; water resistance 3 bar (30 metres).
  • Calibre Reference: 4400 AS – developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
  • Strap: Brown mississippiensis alligator; large square scales; hand-stitched; saddle finish with 18-carat pink gold buckle

Conclusion

This is a 18k gold Vacheron Constantin watch replica is a study in restrained elegance which speaks to the soul, lifts the spirits, delights the eye and touches the heart.

The Best Quality Steel Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine Watch Replica

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The steel replica Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine watch. Vacheron Constantin have a long history of making some of the finest timepieces in existence. If you thumb their brochure “Les Collections” you will see a large array of models including some incredibly complex timepieces. This is a watch, absent of numerous complications, but with a svelte mien granting a sublime simplicity of line.

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine

 

 

My favoured model is the platinum cased model with silver-toned opaline dial and black strap.

The grand complications in the range include amazing tourbillons and minute repeaters. However, one of my favourites is the Patrimony Contemporaine. This stunning svelte sensation lacks complications but affords its owner simplicity of line.

Clean lines, do not confuse the wearer with extraneous detail. The dial is a model of clarity.

Platinum

Platinum is highly resistant to corrosion and offers very high levels of purity when contrasted with gold. Platinum used in watches is 95% pure whereas 18-carat gold is only 75% pure. This is depicted by the hallmarks; “950” and “750” respectively.

It is surprising to feature platinum on a watch replica without headline grabbing complications. Platinum is the most cherished and valuable noble metal. It is difficult to fabricate and normally reserved for only the most expensive watches.

It is naturally white and has a unique brilliance and luminosity. It does not tarnish or stain and unlike gold does not lose volume when scratched, but is merely displaced.

Platinum is far more rare than gold. Annual production of platinum is less than 10% that of gold production.

Platinum Excellence Collection (PEC)

I adore the Patrimony Contemporaine with silver-toned opaline dial. How could it be improved? Well, I must confess there is a variant I prefer. It is a limited edition model from 2006. It shares a platinum case like the aforementioned model but features a gorgeous platinum dial, with the text “PT950” on the dial between 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock.

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine

It is the Patrimony Contemporaine PEC. Sadly, they are all sold.

Case and dial

The platinum case is a reserved 40 mm with a discreet height of only 6.80 mm. It is wonderfully elegant.

The dial is available in slate-coloured opaline but I prefer the innocence of the silver-toned opaline dial. Simple batons and hands in 18-carat gold perfectly co-ordinate with the case and provide propriety.

Movement

The Vacheron Constantin  watch replica informs the wearer of hours and minutes. The movement, Calibre 1400, may not be laden with lots of complicated functions, but it is a wonderful exemplar of haute horology.

Côtes de Genève motif on the bridges, perlage on the plate and flawless finissage underscore the value of owning a Vacheron Constantin. The Poinçon de Genève features on the movement.

Technical specification

  • Model: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine
  • Reference: 81180/000P-9332
  • Case: Platinum 950; 40.00 mm diameter; 6.80 mm height.
  • Functions: Hours; minutes.
  • Calibre: Manual wind; Frequency 28,800 vph (4 Hz); power reserve 40 hours; 20 jewels; 98 parts.
  • Calibre Reference: Caliber 1400
  • Strap: Black aligator leather strap with platinum buckle.

Conclusion

 

It may be called “Contemporaine” but it shares the “traditionnelle” craftmanship synonymous with the other watches which bear the Maltese Cross on their dial.

I look at this watch replica and it has an aesthetic lightness despite the dense metal from which it is constructed.

All aspects acquiesce, no detail corrupts or confuses the peerless purity of this model.

This is a ultra thin replica Vacheron Constantin watch I would personally wish to own.

38mm The Elegant Rose Gold Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle Watch Replica

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 38mm Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle watch replica, a watch replica with an elegant dial featuring hours, minutes and small seconds.

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle 38mm

 

Much can be ascertained about a person’s persona merely by looking at their watch. I have collected wristwatches all my adult life. A trait I have developed is to surreptitiously glance at the watch replica of the person with whom I am in conversation.

During a recent business meeting as I drank coffee and engaged in conversation, I glanced at the wrist of my French host. A lady with grace and style, I was captivated by the timepiece on her wrist.

It was an elegant Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle 38mm. I have seen the watch replica on a man’s wrist before and been enchanted by its lithe lines. However, this pink gold Vacheron Constantin Patrimony copy watch replica sat perfectly on this feminine wrist.

A watch replica does not necessarily indicate wealth, but can personify its wearers character. Alternatively, a watch replica may be selected not to mirror a personality but to convey a desired image even if this is not congruent with reality.

The meeting concluded and my moment of adoration for this timepiece was rendered to memory.

Vacheron Constantin

The watch replica quietly proclaims tradition and artistry synonymous with the brand which was founded in 1755.

Vacheron Constantin are architects of some of the finest haute horology. A long history crafting watches near Lake Geneva has led to distilled horology of the finest purity.

The dial

Admire the silvered opaline dial and its clarity is obvious, nothing superfluous to confuse or distract. It has a timeless quality which will always retain relevance despite the passage of time.

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle 38mm

 

Gold rectangular batons indicate the hours in a restrained voice, not too loud or shouting for undue attention.

The dauphine shaped hands, sword shaped in design, tastefully convey the hours and minutes.

A minute track, depicted in black, negotiates the circumference of the dial. A similar motif edges the subsidiary seconds dial located at 6 o’clock.

The subsidiary seconds dial is finely snailed affording the dial a wondrous three dimensional aspect.

The case

The case is discreet with a diameter of 38mm. It’s 18-carat pink gold construction is warm, yet understated.

All surfaces have a highly polished appearance.

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle 38mm

The crown is knurled aiding adjustment and has the company’s logo, a Maltese Cross, adorning its outer vertical surface.

The rear of the watch replica features a sapphire crystal back to allow its wearer to admire the finissage of the movement residing in the case.

The movement

 

If you look closely at the balance spring you will see it is secured by a sliding stud cap with round head and neck. It is this level of finishing which has resulted in the watch replica being granted the Poinçon de Genève.

The watch replica features a manufacture movement, 4400 calibre. This was completely developed, designed and produced by Vacheron Constantin.

To understand haute horology, admire the movement through the sapphire back and slowly sip the details of its construction.

The bridges feature Côtes de Genève, the plate beneath has beautiful circular graining and 21 rubies also feature.

The movement has a svelte waist, measuring only 2.8mm, yet harnesses enough energy to provide a power reserve of 65 hours.

Technical specification

  • Model: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle 38mm
  • Reference: 82172/000R-9382
  • Case: 18-carat pink gold; 38.00 mm diameter; water resistant to 3 bar (30 metres); sapphire crystal to both front and rear.
  • Functions: Hours; minutes; subsidiary seconds.
  • Calibre: Manual-winding; Frequency 28,800 vph (4 Hz); power reserve 65 hours; 21 jewels; Poinçon de Genève.
  • Calibre Reference: 4400 Calibre
  • Strap: Brown hand-stitched, saddle-finish, square-scaled alligator leather on 18-carat pink gold buckle

Conclusion

 

This particular model is the graceful swan who serenely advances on the lake’s surface whilst industrious feet gently aid progress in a discreet fashion.

My meeting with the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle 38mm may have been a brief encounter, but unlike Laura Jesson and Dr. Alec Harvey, I think we will be reunited and our relationship will flourish.

This is a manual-wind watch replica whose classicism and fluency should be cherished.

They clearly have good taste and appreciate the fine bouquet of this classic vintage. The wearer of this Vacheron Constantin watch replica is not “trying too hard”.

Review The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra GMT Watch Replica

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Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra GMT

With its new fake Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra GMT (Ref. 231.13.43.22.01.001) automatic wrist watch, the Swiss watchmaker has finally added a model with a second time zone functionality to its dressy Aqua Terra line. Although detail clearly looks a bit more cluttered now than on the original three-hander, I must admit that the timepiece still passed its primary test of telling time in two separate time zones with flying colors.According to Omega’s official press release, the watch is going to be powered by their newOmega Co-Axial caliber 8605/8615.

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra GMT Automatic watch
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra GMT Automatic watch

Details are scarce (we hope to find out more when the Swiss brand either during the upcoming SIHH 2012 or the following it Baselworld 2012 event,) but it is known that the good quality fake Omega watch will be delivered in at least three versions, including a model in stainless steel (pictured,) as well as a version in gold and in a more affordable two-tone mixte.

We here can only hope that the brand will soon decided to expand the range with another similarly styled, but more compact models 38-40 (tops!) millimeters in diameter for those of us still preferring less conspicuous objects of luxury on their wrists.

 

This allowed them to make the GMT hours hand as short as the primary hours indicator clearly separating the former from the central seconds hand that, too, sports the traditional arrow-shaped tip.

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra GMT Automatic watch
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra GMT Automatic watch

In order to make the dial look as clean as possible, the Swiss designers decided to place the GMT numerals (they are displayed in a military-style 24-hour format so there is no need for a separate day/night indicator) inside the inner part of the dial.

Judging by the photos, all main elements of the dial are generously covered with some luminous substance (possibly, Superluminova,) so the night time legibility will not be a problem.

It is their first de jure in-house caliber to feature a GMT module (their current Seamaster 300 M GMT diver is animated by the Omega caliber 2628, which is in fact just a heavily modified and redecorated ETA 2892-A2 ebauche.)

As usual for their in-house movements, the new caliber is officially certified by the local COSC authority as a chronometer, which ensures its high accuracy and reliability. As the other mechanisms in their recent bunch of co-axial calibers, this one beats at a relatively slow frequency of 25,200 vibrations per hour which results in its seconds hand moving in a slightly jerkier fashion (I am sure that most people won’t see the difference with faster mechanisms that oscillate at more usual by today’s standards frequency of 28,800 vph though).

The movement is hidden inside a nicely sculpted body that, being around 43 millimeters in diameter, seems to be too large for a dress Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra GMT copy watch, but will be just fine if you plan to wear the timekeeper with jeans and a polo shirt.

 

The Discount Replica Rose Gold Roger Dubuis Velvet Watch for Ladies

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Roger Dubuis Velvet Watch for Ladies

It looks like with their nice replica Roger Dubuis Velvet ladies watch, the Swiss-based watch manufacture starts a completely new collection of timekeepers designed specifically for the better part of humanity.

rose gold Roger Dubuis Velvet watch
rose gold Roger Dubuis Velvet watch

Compared to the last year’s Roger Dubuis Excalibur Lady automatic watch, the new timepiece sports a design that, while clearly more sophisticated, bears all the family traits that make the watch easily recognizable to the brand’s loyal auditory (mostly thanks to the set of elongated Roman numerals transferred on the three-dimensional dial.)

Although being the same 36 millimeters in diameter as the Excalibur Lady, the new rose gold Roger Dubuis Velvet replica watch looks a lot more massive. This, probably, goes courtesy of its solid rose gold bracelet that is integrated with the Velvet’s body and would probably look better on a timekeeper designed for men.

 

According to the Swiss watchmaker, the watch is powered by an upgraded version of the same RD821 caliber that animated the aforementioned Excalibur Lady from the last year.

The new version of the movement not only lacks the small seconds indicator, but is also compliant with the new Geneva Seal requirements that guarantee the highest quality and reliability of the hand-built caliber.

ladies' Roger Dubuis Velvet watch
ladies’ Roger Dubuis Velvet watch

The pair of applied rose gold Roman numerals on the dial, as well as the fat bezel that is adorned with 66 diamonds totaling 1.33 carats, too, didn’t help the timepiece look any lighter.

Well, it is still looks brilliant and the 266 diamonds that adore the Velvet‘s massive bezel and the bracelet and together total 2.98 carats somehow compensate for the visual heaviness of the jewelry item.

The recommended price is yet to be revealed, but it is absolutely clear that the elegant Roger Dubuis copy watch will be more expensive than the Excalibur Lady that retails for around $17,000.