Reviewing the Replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master

In this feature from the WatchTime archives, we take a close look at the modern version of Replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master, with black Cerachrom bezel and Oysterflex bracelet. Original photos are by Nik Schölzel.

A water-resistant Oyster case, large hour markers and bold hands are essential elements of Replica Rolex Submariner, introduced in 1953 and made for use underwater. In contrast, Rolex’s Yacht-Master, launched in 1992, is a luxury liner – equally at home on board a yacht on the high seas or on land at a ritzy yacht club.

The Yacht-Master was the first watch in Rolex’s Professional Oyster Collection to come in three different case sizes: 29, 35 and 40 mm. The model we tested, launched last year, is offered in two sizes: 37 and 40 mm. We chose the larger version, which we measured at precisely 40.19 mm in diameter and 11.49 mm in height (excluding the magnifying “Cyclops” lens for the date).

The well-known Cyclops date lens was patented by Rolex in 1953 and introduced in 1954 on the Datejust. This magnifying device is made of sapphire, like the watch’s crystal, and has nonreflective coating on both sides. The jumping date advances exactly at midnight.

The watch is powered by a seasoned caliber, the Rolex 3135, used in the very first Yacht-Master in 1992. The 3135 debuted in 1988 in the Submariner. The blue Parachrom balance spring was added to the movement in 2005, five years after it was first introduced in the Cosmograph Daytona. Its paramagnetic alloy resists changes caused by temperature variations and magnetic fields.

The Parachrom balance spring is thinner than a human hair and up to 10 times more resistant to shocks than a conventional balance spring. Provided with an overcoil, it is attached to a large balance wheel with a variable moment of inertia. Fine adjustments are made using four gold Microstella regulating screws. The balance wheel is supported by a height-adjustable bridge. The entire construction ensures rate results that bring the Yacht-Master (as well as the other watches in the Oyster collection) to the rank of “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified.” These words on the Yacht-Master’s dial mean that the watch has endured 15 days and nights of testing by COSC in addition to a series of tests conducted by Rolex in its own laboratory. Acceptable rate results for a Superlative Chronometer allow deviations of less than +/-2 seconds per day, while COSC’s test permits average deviations between -4 and +6 seconds per day. In addition, Rolex’s tests are carried out under conditions that correspond more closely to real-life situations than COSC’s tests and are conducted on fully assembled watches, while COSC tests just the movements.

The tests performed by Rolex include a water-resistance check. Unlike the Submariner, the Yacht-Master’s water resistance is “only” 100 meters. This means that the Yacht-Master is not designed to be a professional replica watch, which requires water resistance of at least 200 meters.

The Yacht-Master’s bidirectional bezel also keeps it from being a dive watch. The bezel on a dive watch usually rotates in only one direction so it won’t show a shorter dive time if it’s repositioned inadvertently. But the Yacht-Master’s bezel is impressive: it has 120 ratchets and shows graduations in 5-minute increments using both Arabic numerals and line markers. The first quarter has well-defined minutes markers. Polished, raised graduations on the ceramic inlay stand in relief against a sandblasted, matte black background. The bezel is made of Cerachrom, Rolex’s ceramic material. The Ceramic inlay is set in a deeply grooved ring made of Everose gold, Rolex’s rose-gold alloy. A grooved caseback seals the case hermetically and can only be opened using a special tool. Three dots on the screw-down crown indicate that this watch has been sealed with the Triplock sealing system, a triple water- resistance system developed by Rolex.

The screw-down crown sits securely inside the case between two crown guards. Releasing the crown allows it to spring away from the midsection, which makes it easy to use for manual winding, rapid date change and setting the hands.

The dial has a characteristic Rolex look. The applied markers and elongated triangle at 12 o’clock are filled with Rolex’s luminous substance, Chromalight, and are displayed on a matte black background. The hour hand has a “Mercedes” circle filled with Chromalight and the seconds hand has a luminous Chromalight dot. The stark contrast of black and white ensures excellent legibility during the day; at night the Chromalight emits a blue glow for easy reading in the dark.

This watch is the first Rolex with an Oysterflex bracelet. (We use the term “bracelet” rather than “strap” because the Oysterflex, unlike standard rubber straps, has metal on the inside.) Combining a rubber strap with a gold case is nothing new, but at Rolex, known for its conservative approach to design, it’s a major innovation. The patented bracelet has a core made of nickel-titanium alloy blades, which provide excellent flexibility and are coated with a black elastomer, a synthetic type of rubber. When the material is subjected to tension and pressure, it returns to its original shape quickly. It resists environmental changes and is long lasting, waterproof and hypoallergenic – a good alternative to a metal bracelet. The bracelet’s black color goes well with the ceramic bezel and with the Everose gold case, presenting a modern, two-tone look.

Inside the bracelet is a patented cushioning system that increases wearing comfort. The bracelet accommodates changes in wrist size. The single-sided Oysterlock folding clasp made of Everose gold offers additional flexibility; it allows for three length adjustments. Screws attach the clasp securely to the bracelet. A safety bar makes opening the clasp more difficult but prevents it from opening accidentally.

Replica Cartier: Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy, Part 7 – The Cartier Tank

As I’ve previously mentioned in my take on the Jaeger-LaCoultre Reverso, I have a soft spot in my heart for square and rectangular watches. To me, they represent a period long past: an era pre-Golden Age horology, pre-Quartz Crisis, and pre-Modern: a time when a watch was either a tool or an event accessory, with little else in-between. The Replica Cartier Tank watch is no exception to this nostalgia, and is in fact considered one of the icons of this style, as evidenced by the many imitators that followed it.

Cartier (the brand) has long prided itself on the Tank’s rich history. Originally developed in 1917 by Louis Cartier, and released to the general market in 1919, it went from being among the first watches handed to American General Pershing for his service during World War I, to being chosen as the timepiece of choice for President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy, to becoming — perhaps most impressively — one of the very few watch models just as popular with men as it is with women. The Cartier Tank is nothing to scoff at, and while I have number of reservations about the series overall (mostly due to the use of quartz movements in several of them), the watch has earned its place in horology and continues to evolve as a truly classic piece.

While the Cartier Tank long has long been known as a rather fashion-forward series, Cartier has always kept one or two models in its rotation that directly honor the early pieces of the 1920s. Today, those models are the Tank Louis Cartier and the Tank Solo, the first of which we will look at. The Tank Louis Cartier, for the most part, keeps to the original spirit of the Tank watch. Hitting many of the major Tank keys, the piece is housed in an 18k gold, 29.5 mm x 22 mm case, maintains a white Art Deco-style dial with black minute counter and Roman numerals, uses steel-blue sword hands, and, possibly most characteristic of all, has a sapphire-beaded crown. 

The most noticeable change between this watch and its historical predecessors is the movement; I’ll spoil the plot and tell you right now that it’s quartz. Now, of course I have already admitted to an anti-quartz bias, and Cartier has been known to focus almost primarily on quartz movements since at least the 1970s  (go check out the vintage Les Must de Cartier collection), but to me, there is little excuse for Cartier’s most historically important timepiece not to contain a traditional mechanical movement.

In truth, however, the reason why Cartier uses uses quartz movements in these watches is abundantly clear: the Cartier Tank was (and is) famous not because of superb or innovative mechanics, but much more due to a design that made it the watch that so many people want as their personal accessory. Andy Warhol somewhat notably said, “I don’t wear a Tank watch to tell the time. Actually, I never even wind it. I wear a Tank because it is the luxury watch to wear!” I can only imagine that many other people shared this sentiment, and Cartier was smart enough to adjust the product accordingly.

In the spirit of Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy, the second watch we will look at is the more contemporarily designed Tank Anglaise. This watch was released in 2012, with its stated aim to “perfectly embody” Louis Cartier’s desire for seamless design. While the watch is available in 17 different variations in many different metals, sizes, and bracelets — starting from a $4,850 steel case and going all the way up to a diamond-encrusted $168,000 case — the piece has quickly caught the attention of many consumers for its modern Cartier appeal. The model I am focusing on is a steel “large model” (Ref. W5310009), housed in a 39.2 mm x 29.8 mm case, using a nine-sided protected crown with iconic sapphire tip, and on a satin-finished, polished steel bracelet. The watch also features a two-toned flinqué and silvered dial with date window, steel-blue sword hands, and traditional Tank Roman numerals and minute counter. The whole piece is powered by an automatic movement, Cartier Caliber 077.

Given a choice to wear one, I would actually prefer the Tank Louis Cartier over the Tank Anglaise. You may be wondering why, given my previous comments, but the simple truth is that I find the Anglaise, is more an accessory than a tribute. While the watch certainly pays homage to past references — with the dial’s decals, general proportions, and sapphire tipped crown — I find it lacks the historical inspiration and simplicity that defines the older Tank models. I do love the automatic movement, which I’m sure was added as an effort to pay tribute to Louis Cartier and the era of watches in which he lived. But still, this piece appears to be a push deeper into the fashion-oriented, rather than the horology-oriented, realm of the watch world.

Cartier Tank Replica watches are undeniably cool. They’re iconic, and chances are most people (even if they aren’t watch geeks) can identify one in the wild, which always makes for a good conversation. But the series is not without flaws. While I’m positive Cartier will have no problem selling these watches for many more decades, no matter how much the brand strays from the model’s original look and feel, the Cartier Tank is one of the last remnants of the vintage Art Deco era, and I would hate to see it lose its individualistic quality. Have I mentioned that I love square watches?

IWC Replica Unveils Latest Big Pilot’s Edition Featuring Markus Bühler’s “Turbine”

Few other timepieces in IWC Replica Pilot’s Watches collection have attained the level of cult status achieved by the Big Pilot’s Watch Edition Markus Bühler from 2008. Originating from a unique piece crafted by the company’s associate director of watch and movement assembly, Markus Bühler, during a competition in the concluding year of his watchmaking apprenticeship at the Schaffhausen-based brand, the model notably featured a device inspired by an aircraft turbine on the small seconds.

Now, fifteen years later, IWC introduces an exclusive re-interpretation, the Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Tourbillon Markus Bühler (Ref. IW329901). Similar to its forerunner, this watch showcases a small turbine on the dial. However, this time, the distinctive aircraft engine has been seamlessly incorporated into a flying minute tourbillon, which is crafted from a lightweight titanium alloy positioned at 6 o’clock.

Due to the complex geometry and the small dimensions, the milling process alone takes several hours. After machining, each of the twelve minuscule blades are polished by hand and finished to a high level of detail and aesthetic perfection. To avoid the turbine adding additional weight to the mechanism, Bühler used it as the upper part of the tourbillon cage, replacing the regulator. As a result, the eye-catcher on the dial also has a technical function: the hairspring attaches to the underside of one of its blades, and the watchmaker can adjust the zero crossing of the balance by turning the turbine. The state-of-the-art tourbillon consists of 56 parts and weighs only 0.663 grams. The pallet lever and the escape wheel were treated with Diamond Shell technology, a special coating that reduces friction and improves the energy flow in the movement.

The 43mm case and the crown are crafted from platinum. Water resistant to 100 meters, it has been elaborately finished by hand with polished surfaces around the bezel and the horns. The black lacquered, glossy dial has been imprinted with white numerals and features applied indices filled with Super-LumiNova. A black Cordovan leather strap with Markus Bühler’s signature printed on the inner side complements the design.

Powering this Big Pilot’s Watch 43 is the IWC-manufactured 82905 caliber. Its Pellaton winding system has been reinforced with ceramic components and builds up a power reserve of 80 hours in the mainspring. The plates, bridges and the rotor, visible through the sapphire case back, were blackened with a PVD coating, then laser-engraved and finally rhodium-plated in the engraved areas.

When I created my Big Pilot’s Replica Watches with a turbine as an apprentice watchmaker, I would never have imagined I would lead the development of a second edition 15  years later – let alone that I would be responsible for all assembly processes at IWC. To meet the high expectations of our collectors, we decided to create something truly exclusive and integrate the signature turbine into a tourbillon. This new edition perfectly embodies IWC’s engineering spirit while showcasing highest levels of detail and craftsmanship”, explains Markus Bühler,

Breitling Replica Introduces Top Time B01 Ford Thunderbird

Breitling’s automotive racing team welcomes its newest member: the Top Time B01 Ford Thunderbird. It is the fourth model to join the 1960s-inspired Top Time Classic Cars collection. With its prominent tail fin, rock-solid construction, and luxury features, the Ford Thunderbird, first unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in 1954, made automotive history. The convertible promised fun driving for extended joyrides that fitted the new feeling of freedom that blossomed in that era. Today, the two first generations, “Classic Bird” (1955-1957) and “Square Bird” (1958-1960) are particularly sought after.

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The new Breitling Replica Top Time B01 Classic Cars Collection from left to right: Top Time B01 Ford Mustang, Top Time B01 Ford Thunderbird, Top Time B01 Shelby Cobra, Top Time B01 Chevrolet Corvette

The Thunderbirds served as a template for the new addition to the Top Time Classic Car line, which Breitling introduced as a Capsule Collection in 2021. It pays homage to the 1960s Top Time Chronograph, a child of Willy Breitling, and consists of three motorsport chronographs inspired respectively by the Chevrolet Corvette, Ford Mustang, and Shelby Cobra. While the first generation sported colorful dials in red, blue, and green, the Top Time B01 Ford Thunderbird is more subdued with a white, naturally luminescent dial.

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The red racing-style leather strap and the color-coordinated chronograph hands, as well as a partial section on the tachymeter scale, add a radiant splash. Also on board are the square, slightly rounded sub dials in tricompax layout, reminiscent of dashboard instruments. They are slightly recessed and emphasize the expressive retro look. Below the twelve, the Thunderbird logo is applied in petrol green. The lettering above the twelve-hour counter refers to the Top Time origin. As with its predecessors, the design of the dial is balanced and is highly recognizable.

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This also applies to the Top Time-style stainless steel case, which is now pressure-tested to ten bar with a narrow bezel that surrounds the wide dial and is essential for a true motorsport replica watches. The chronograph pushers, too, are stylishly mushroom-shaped and underscore the vintage charm. However, in line with current trends, Breitling introduces a new diameter to the collection with the Thunderbird, measuring 41 mm.

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Breitling Top Time B01 Ford Thunderbird case back

Whereas the previously available chronographs were powered by Breitling’s caliber 41 and 25, both Sellita-based, Breitling’s prestige movement, the B01, now runs as a powerful engine under the hood. Introduced in 2009, the manufacture caliber scores with a COSC chronometer certificate and a power autonomy of 70 hours. This self-winding movement features a column wheel control and a vertical clutch. Thanks to all these features, Breitling can provide a five-year warranty on its prestige caliber. It goes without saying that the B01 is revealed in all its beauty through the sapphire crystal case back, including the Ford Tunderbird logo, emblematic of the enthusiasm for history and timekeeping.

Reviewing the Replica Omega Seamaster Diver 300M in Black Ceramic

In 2018, Omega introduced its then-latest Seamaster Diver 300M – larger, and in new materials, ceramic and titanium, rendering it more scratch-resistant and lighter in weight. In this feature from the WatchTime archives, we delve into the depths of the timepiece and its Master Chronometer movement.

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Seamaster Diver 300M in 2018, Omega made a huge splash by issuing a new version – updated and modernized with higher quality features and more functionality than ever before, and still at a fair price (click here for a review of that watch). This watch was first introduced as a steel model with a varnished dial, an ETA-based Omega Caliber 2500 and a folding clasp with a divers’ extension that cost around $3,500. The newer generation offers a laser-cut ceramic dial, the super-modern in-house 8800 movement and an improved clasp with additional quick-action extension at a price of $5,200. Unchanged, of course, are the skeletonized sword-shaped hands, water resistance to 300 meters, a helium-escape valve at 10 o’clock and a metal bracelet. The overall diameter of the watch was enlarged from 41 to 42 mm.

Modern Materials
For the newer models, Omega took the next step. The Seamaster Diver 300M is now available as a scratch-resistant and more lightweight model in ceramic and titanium. This watch, which we tested, is available on a rubber strap with a ceramic prong buckle or on a NATO strap with a brushed buckle and a titanium loop. (For either version, watch fans must accept a considerable jump in price, to $8,100.) The newest edition has a 43.5-mm case and a nicely balanced dial, omitting the date indication at 6 o’clock. Also, the stylized waves are not laser cut into a polished dial but now stand out in relief with alternating polished and matte surfaces.

Ceramic characterizes the entire design. Not only does the dial have polished and matte sections, so does the case with its ergonomically shaped lugs. Particularly pleasing is that Omega uses the same ceramic material for the prong buckle and also for the curving shapes of the case.

The rubber strap attaches seamlessly to the case and continues the fluid lines of the lugs. Running along its length are three wide matte strips and two raised strips with a brushed- finish look. The material appears at first to be quite thin, but once it’s on, the strap feels great, and despite the large case size, the watch fits perfectly, even on narrow wrists. The strap material may feel uncomfortable on really warm days – even Omega has yet to discover anything to prevent perspiration.

High Quality Overall
Every component – from the ceramic dial and brushed titanium hands, the ceramic and titanium case, and even the rubber strap with its ceramic buckle – displays the highest quality and reminds us that Omega Replica has long been a top brand among watch manufacturers.

Turning the watch over reveals even more of its superior quality. The first thing you may notice is the engraved lettering, “Diver 300M,” which is always centered thanks to a patented bayonet closure known as the Naiad lock. Then your eye may be drawn to the polished wavelike notches along the edge of the caseback that encircle the brushed inner ring. And then you’re rewarded with a view of the beating heart of the watch – the accurate, individually decorated and fully antimagnetic in-house 8806 movement.

This variation of the 8800 caliber has no date indication. The technical advantages remain the same – the oscillating weight winds the watch in both directions to provide an above-average power reserve of 55 hours. The silicon hairspring ensures very good rate results even when subjected to the effects of fluctuating temperatures and impacts. The balance wheel is fastened more securely beneath a bridge so that, thanks to poising weights, the oscillating system “breathes” freely. And last but not least, the Omega co-axial escapement with its multilevel pallets and escape wheel ensures a consistent transfer of impulse for even better rate results.

Master Chronometer
All the constructive advantages of the company’s own in-house movements meant that Omega was no longer satisfied with the rate tests conducted by the official Swiss testing agency COSC. For the past several years, Omega has subjected its watches to additional testing by METAS, the Swiss national metrology institute. Here, the fully assembled timepieces undergo tests for functional reliability, rate results, water resistance, power reserve and resistance to extreme magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss.

A watch that passes all of these tests is certified by METAS as a Master Chronometer. Due to the large number of watches Omega produces, the testing agency has established an office in the Omega building in Bienne. The independence of the tests, ensured by both contractual partners, is guaranteed at all times.

And our test watch? It performed as promised, both on the timing machine and on the wrist. The electronic test showed a rate of +3.8 seconds per day and only +3 seconds on the wrist. Values in the individual positions showed only a 2-second deviation – something that very few watch brands have achieved in our tests.

Over and Under Water
Anyone who wants to wear the Seamaster Diver 300M as an everyday watch will be thrilled with its comfortable feel, the accuracy of the in-house movement, and the fact that the ceramic prong buckle remains completely free of scratches even after weeks of wear. Our real-life test in the early summer months showed that it is reliable and comfortable to wear while swimming, playing tennis and biking.

And anyone who actually dives with a luxury watch will appreciate the brightly glowing luminescent coating, the high degree of water resistance (to a depth of 300 meters), and the scratch-resistant case material that neither coral nor the metal parts of the diving equipment can harm.

Of course, the watch is only suitable for warm diving locations where no wet suit is needed because of its standard-length rubber strap. And when you don’t need to wear diving gloves, the polished surfaces on the rotating bezel are less of an issue. While even a diving titan cannot do everything, this one can still do quite a lot.

Vintage Replica Rolex GMT Master 1675 Auction: The Apollo 14 Ocean Recovery

Bob’s Watches is proud to offer a lifelong collection of Navy memorabilia, including a ref. 1675 Pepsi Rolex GMT- Master, from Thomas Francis Finley Jr., a United States Navy veteran who served for 28 years and retired as a Navy Captain.

We initially got in contact with Tom over the summer regarding his GMT Master and when we heard the extraordinary story we knew it needed to be told. That is why we created the Apollo 14 Ocean Recovery auction, featuring a vintage Rolex 1675 among other special items. The auction is organized as a single-lot auction to showcase this amazing story and piece of history and, in the process, find a new guardian for his priceless collection.

Tom joined the Navy in October 1966 and piloted the H3 helicopter throughout his career. He was involved with various special operations, including the retrieval of the astronauts from Apollo 14 after splashing down in the South Pacific Ocean on February 9, 1971.

Tom served a crucial role in the recovery of the Apollo 14 mission as he was the co-pilot of the helicopter that picked up the astronauts. Apollo 14 was the eighth crewed mission by the United States and the third to land on the Moon. The prime crew members were Alan B. Shepard Jr., Edgar D. Mitchell, and Stuart A. Roosa. It was on this mission that a famous video was recorded, depicting NASA astronaut Alan Shepard hitting a golf ball from the lunar surface using a makeshift club.

After splashing down in the South Pacific, the astronauts were transported by Tom’s helicopter to the USS New Orleans, which was the prime recovery vessel. From the USS New Orleans, the astronauts were then flown by Tom and his crew to Pago-Pago in American Samoa. 

Tom is now a volunteer at the USS Midway in San Diego and has been a docent for the last 17 years and an instructor on the ship for the last 15 years. He has logged nearly 8,000 volunteer hours aboard. Tom is ready to part with these possessions he has cared for over the last decades and for them to have a new caretaker. 

We recently visited Tom onsite at the USS Midway, where an HS3 Helicopter similar to the one he flew during the Apollo 14 recovery mission is parked. It was an honor to interview him about this lot aboard the prestigious ship.

A Watch and Jacket: Symbols of a Career in the Skies

Tom’s vintage Rolex GMT Master and flight jacket are among the most stand-out items in this lot.  However, he is also parting with other remarkable items associated with his Navy career, including photos of him wearing the watch, which is clearly recognizable as a famous Rolex Pepsi GMT, as well as other photos Tom took himself with his Kodak Instamatic camera on the day of the recovery. 

The original aviator’s flight book Tom used to log his missions also outlines the Apollo 14 recovery assignment, which he has so kindly tabbed to make it easier for its new owner to find.  The mission is distinguished by the code “IPO,” which stands for “Foreign Search & Rescue Special Operation.” Tom’s role during the mission is detailed even further in the accompanying flight schedule from that day.

Cruise books are like yearbooks, traditionally produced by US Navy ships after long deployments. The cruise book made for the USS New Orleans where Tom Finley was stationed, also called “The Moon Book,” is a unique piece of history that only adds to the value and collectability of this entire lot. Both of his photos in the book are marked off for easy reference.

The Allure of Replica Omega Watches: An Affordable Luxury

Omega watches are known for their exceptional craftsmanship, precision, and timeless appeal. However, their steep price tags often place them out of reach for many watch enthusiasts. Replica Omega watches offer a more accessible option, allowing individuals to experience the allure of owning a luxury timepiece without breaking the bank. In this article, we will explore the reasons behind the popularity of replica Omega watches, their attention to detail, the ethical considerations involved, and their impact on the watch industry.

Accessible Luxury
Replica Omega watches provide an opportunity for individuals to enjoy the luxury and prestige associated with the Omega brand at a more affordable price. These replicas offer a similar design aesthetic to the original watches, allowing watch enthusiasts to experience the elegance and style that Omega is renowned for without the high price tag.

Attention to Detail
Manufacturers of replica Omega watches strive to replicate the intricate details found in authentic Omega timepieces. From the design of the case and dial to the movement and functionality of the watch, replicas aim to closely resemble the originals. While they may not possess the same level of craftsmanship as genuine Omegas, replicas still capture the essence of the brand’s iconic designs.

Varied Quality and Selection
It is important to note that the quality and selection of replica Omega watches can vary greatly. Some manufacturers invest in high-quality materials and craftsmanship, providing replicas that closely resemble the original watches in terms of both appearance and performance. However, others may produce lower-quality replicas, compromising on materials and accuracy. It is crucial for buyers to research and choose reputable manufacturers to ensure a satisfactory product.

Ethical Considerations
The replica watch industry faces ethical concerns due to copyright infringement and intellectual property violations. Omega invests significant resources into research, development, and innovation to create their distinctive timepieces. Replicas that imitate these designs without permission pose a challenge to the intellectual property rights of the original creators. It is important for consumers to be aware of these ethical implications when purchasing replica Omega watches.

Impact on the Watch Industry
The rise in popularity of replica Omega watches has had an impact on the watch industry as a whole. The availability of affordable replicas has created a parallel market, attracting customers who may not have considered owning an authentic Omega due to its high price. This has prompted luxury watch brands to emphasize the exclusivity, heritage, and craftsmanship associated with their products, distinguishing themselves from replicas.

Personal Choice and Enjoyment
Ultimately, the decision to purchase a replica Omega watch is a personal one. Some individuals appreciate the opportunity to own a timepiece that resembles an Omega at a more affordable price, allowing them to enjoy the brand’s aesthetics and style. However, others may prioritize owning an authentic luxury watch and value the craftsmanship and prestige associated with it. It is important to acknowledge that replica Omega watches offer an accessible way to experience the allure of a luxury brand, but buyers should consider their own preferences and values before making a purchase.

Replica Omega watches provide a more accessible entry into the world of luxury timepieces, allowing individuals to experience the elegance and design of an Omega watch without the hefty price tag. However, buyers should be mindful of the ethical concerns surrounding replica production and carefully choose reputable manufacturers to ensure a satisfactory product. As the demand for replicas continues, the watch industry will continue to evolve, adapting to maintain the exclusivity and appeal of authentic luxury watches.

Team Test: WorldTempus X Replica Breitling

This week, the editorial team encounters the Breitling Superocean

Jordy Bellido

What jumped out at me on this Superocean was the great legibility provided by the indexes and hands. Ideal for diving, these almost oversized elements make it possible to read the time at a glance thanks to their substantial dimensions. This is especially important when diving with oxygen tanks, as it allows the wearer to know how much time he or she has left before having to return to the surface. The contrast of the white dial with the dark blue further enhances this legibility. The Superocean is therefore a coherent watch from a practical point of view.

SuperOcean © WorldTempus

Jean-Christophe Teigner

Superocean, Superwatch. This collection is a success and this watch is really beautiful. Not too imposing compared to the image I had of Breitling replica and especially for a diving watch. It fits very well on the wrist, the time is very readable, and as I mentioned before, it has a really good look. Its price is really very reasonable. The strap is easily adjustable so you won’t have any problems wearing the watch over a wetsuit. It has a water-resistance rating of 300 meters, and pragmatically speaking, you’re not likely to dive to those depths. But it allows you to feel extra secure about its seaworthiness, so don’t hesitate to jump into the water. The work done by the Breitling team is truly remarkable and something you can’t help but notice. We hear how Breitling sent their people into the water to test the watch in real-life conditions with Kelly Slater, the surfing legend. Good for them! In the end, I would have wanted to keep this watch on my wrist longer… but it’s unfortunately already time to pass it on to the next Team Tester.

Brice Lechevalier

Think Superocean, and you feel the fresh air of the Atlantic. This is the watch I would have needed for my holidays in Hossegor and Cap Ferret, on the French Atlantic coast, favoured places for sport-chic par excellence. This new Superocean is immediately endearing (by the way, its adjustable folding clasp is really practical), cheerful, very readable, elegant with a touch of casualness and a nod to vintage with its square minute hand. Breitling had the good idea to issue it in several colours and four sizes (from 36 to 46mm) in order to put it within reach of all wrists. You can’t go wrong with this blue and white version, but I also find the khaki one a great success.

Suzanne Wong

Ok, so this is obviously a dive watch. It comes from Breitling’s well-known Superocean collection, which any serious watch journalist should know intimately. It also has all the aesthetic codes of a dive watch, such as the luminous hands and markers in geometric shapes for easy reading underwater, the rotating bezel with high-friction circumference, sturdy case build and rubber strap. However, its contemporary design and stylish colour palette, paired with its robust construction, makes it the ideal travel companion, whether you’re heading under the waves or over the clouds.

Sophie Furley

The WorldTempus team test started out as a journalist review by our core team at HQ, where each of us wear the watch for 24 hours, take some wrist shots, and share our thoughts in this wonderful weekly article. But the concept has literally taken over the office as everyone from our accountant to our graphic designer pop into the editorial office on a Monday morning to see what we are testing. Even the guys at our sister magazine Skippers have become curious about what we are up to. Why am I telling you all this instead of giving you a review of the new Breitling Superocean? Well, as I am in charge of this column, and the safety of all watches concerned, I have to admit that I lost track of this best replica watch several times as it got past from colleague to colleague around the office. Never have I seen the team so excited to get their hands on a watch and try it on. So, instead of reiterate all the great comments above, I just had to share this story as it is a true test of appreciation from the wider watch world. 

A summer selection of adventure Replica Rolex watches!

Explore underwater worlds with Panerai, brave icy mountain landscapes with Tudor, fear nothing of raging seas with Rolex… there’s still time to pick the watch for your summer adventures from Chronext

In the words of a wise man (whose name escapes me), “if you want to know what your timepiece is capable of, take it outdoors.” Indeed, whoever said a watch should spend its days locked away in a safe? If a Replica Rolex, a Tudor, a Panerai or a Breitling come at a (certain) price, it’s also because these are authentic tools, designed to go where we go and do what we do.

case for three watches green version

Tested to the limits
In addition to vintage, Chronext carries certified pre-owned watches as well as new models, all provided with a 24-month Chronext warranty. Combined with the strict testing protocols in place at brands, you can rest assured that these are remarkably reliable tool watches.

For example, Rolex’s Superlative Chronometer standard, introduced in 2015, tests for water-resistance as well as resistance to shocks, temperature variations and magnetic fields.

At Panerai – a brand with historic ties to professional diving – a watch must be perfectly water-resistant. End of. Its watches are tested to official standards plus a 25% safety margin. The most extreme Submersibles can withstand 250 bar of pressure. To reach this limit, you would need to make a (very probably hypothetical) dive to 2,500 metres.

Ice axe or Sex on the beach?
If you’re still searching for the watch that will make this summer the most memorable ever… don’t panic. Chronext has watches ready for delivery in time to make yours the best-dressed wrist on the beach. Take your pick!

  1. Head for distant lands with watches that feature a multiple time zone display. Try the Rolex GMT Master II or the Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime.
Rolex GMT Master II, Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime

Make a splash in the pool or swim with the fishes with the Rolex Sea-Dweller, the Rolex Submariner, the Omega Seamaster or the Panerai Luminor.

Rolex Submariner, Omega Seamaster, Panerai Luminor

3. Reach new heights or explore terrae incognitae with chronographs such as the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms on a khaki-brown textile strap, the Omega Speedmaster Professional or the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona.

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms

  1. Conquer extreme environments with the Tudor Black Bay Pro or the Rolex Explorer II, à la Adrian Bark of Bark & Jack in Zermatt, striking a pose in front of (and one day maybe on) the Matterhorn.

While the combinations of watch + activity are virtually endless – this is just a small selection –, the final choice will always come down to that all-important factor: your personal taste!

Replica Rolex Daytona 116520LV – Green Lizard in the Rain Forest

Replica Rolex Daytona 116520LV
Replica Rolex Daytona 116520LV

116520LV, has Rolex ever released this Daytona watch? I searched on Google and found all result pages saying this is a replica. So, I think that Rolex did not make this watch at all, it only exists in replica watch world, just like Daytona II and Sea-Dweller D-Green, I do not know why our watch factories made these replicas whose genuine models do not exist. Whatever, they have rich imagination. Let’s back to this Daytona replica watch, we call it a green lizard because the watch features a green ceramic bezel and green subdials on the white dial. The replica Rolex Daytona is made by BL, which is a very small factory in our market, now they made this Daytona that is unknown in genuine watch field, I think they have some creativity. Maybe next time they will bring us another unexpected surprise.

Replica Rolex Daytona Green Ceramic Bezel
Replica Rolex Daytona Green Ceramic Bezel

Why did BL factory name this Daytona 116520LV? I think they refer to the name of another Rolex watch, that is Submariner 116610LV, which also has a green ceramic bezel. This greey Daytona has a 40mm case that is measured to be 15mm in thickness, it is made of 316L stainless steel, not 904L stainless steel. I just posted the watch review on my blog and has not sold one, so if the watch has a good response from the market, maybe BL factory will upgrade the case steel material to 904L. Look at the photos, the case has a brushed face alternated with polishing. You can not operate the chronograph buttons unless they are unscrewed. Unfortunately, the back side of the lugs does not have engravings, while each genuine Rolex watch has, now you can see this tiny feature on the latest Daytona replica watches from Noob factory.

Replica Rolex Daytona Crown and Chronograph Buttons
Replica Rolex Daytona Crown and Chronograph Buttons

The dial is white, three white subdials have green circles with silver white markers. The three small dials work accurately, they are small seconds hand at 6 o’clock, 30-minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock and 12-hour chronograph counter at 9 o’clock. I think it will be more popular if the watch has a full green main dial with three silver subdials. Like other Daytona replica watches, this 116520LV also has luminous material being applied on hour markers, hour and minute hands.

Replica Rolex 116520LV Clasp
Replica Rolex 116520LV Clasp

The bracelet is made of 316L stainless steel, it consists of three sections of links, the middle links are polished, which are contrasting with the brushed links at both sides. With a small screw driver, you can remove or install the links by yourself, it is very simple, just like you do it on a genuine watch. By the way, the replica watch is equipped with an Asia clone 4130 movement, which is based on a Chinese working chronograph movement.

Replica Rolex 116520LV Wrist Shot
Replica Rolex 116520LV Wrist Shot