Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra ‘PyeongChang 2018’ Limited Edition Replica Watches For 2018 Olympics

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If there is one watch brand that can rightfully claim its podium in the Olympic Games, it is Omega replica. Since Omega’s debut as the first Olympic timekeeper in 1932 at the Los Angeles games, chosen to supply 30 stopwatches and a watchmaker to measure elapsed times, the Swiss brand has been a regular participant in the world’s most famous sporting event. To celebrate the two-year countdown to Omega’s participation in the next Winter Olympic games – beginning on February 9, 2018, in PyeongChang, South Korea – Omega has released the Seamaster Aqua Terra “PyeongChang 2018” Limited Edition.

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The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Pyeonchang 2018 Limited Edition replica watches joins Omega’s Seamaster Aqua Terra family, renowned for its “teak concept” dials featuring vertical lines to evoke the wooden decking on a luxury boat. The Aqua Terra is one of the more versatile Seamaster models making the transition from dress watch to sports watch seamlessly. Take a look at the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Co-Axial Replica Watches to see what I’m getting at.

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The navy blue dial shows off the elegant vertical decking to great effect and provides a contrast to the powerful indices and the arrow-tipped minutes hand treated with luminescent material. To commemorate the upcoming Winter Games of 2018, the words “PYEONGCHANG 2018” have been inscribed on the flange using the five colors of the Olympic rings. What is quite remarkable is the fact that the numbers 20 and 18 of the year correspond exactly to the time on the minute track, a clever coincidence that will never occur again in our lifetime.

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Presented in a 41mm stainless steel case and bracelet, the surface alternates brushed and polished finishes. On the caseback, a sapphire crystal glass with the official Olympic logo reveals the Master Co-Axial 8500 movement. Although this is not one of replica Omega’s newly METAS-certified calibres, the COSC-certified movement is anti-magnetic to fields of up 15,000 gauss and water-resistant to 150 metres, in keeping with the collection’s origins as a dive watch.

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The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra “Pyeongchang 2018” Limited Edition will be produced in a series of 2,018 replica watches with the edition number engraved on the left side of the case and will be presented in a commemorative box with the logo of Pyeongchang 2018 and the traditional Olympic colors. Retail price is $160.

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Best Breitling Avenger Bandit Replica Watches

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Fans of Breitling’s macho tone, refined aesthetics, and hearty build will likely find the new Breitling Avenger Bandit watch satisfying. You won’t confuse many other replica watches for a replica Breitling, but you sometimes have to look closely to distinguish between the models themselves. In other words, the brand has a strong and distinct identity, and this Breitling Avenger Bandit is heavy on that DNA. This latest iteration of the Avenger seeks to bring a “stealth” look to the line, and it’ll no doubt appeal to those who like a brooding, darker watch but may not want the all the black that comes with one of the Breitling Avenger Blackbird replica watches.

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The Breitling Avenger line consists of three-handers, chronographs, and a GMT, but if you really want to feel the full “Breitling experience,” a chronograph may be the way to go – like this Breitling replica Avenger Bandit. Actually, this is only the third Avenger chronograph, with a majority of three-handers comprising the lineup, and it is the first Avenger chronograph in titanium. The unidirectional, ratcheted, rotating bezel you see here with its four “rider tabs” (for better grip, apparently, while wearing gloves) at the compass points is a common feature of the Avenger line, but also of the Chronomat, Galactic, and Colt lines. That ultra-grippy-looking “waffle” texture on the crown and pushers is also a likable trait of the Avenger line that bolsters the tool-watch theme.

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The big story here is titanium, though. While the Avenger replica watches, and Breitling in general, are military and aviation themed, the Breitling replica Avenger Bandit feels even more so – and the marketing materials for this watch really hammer that point, in typical Breitling replica fashion. Yes, I actually kind of buy the “spirit of naval aviation” pitch. The completely satin-brushed titanium case to “eliminate any undesirable glinting in the heat of action” along with the material’s lightness (the Breitling Avenger Bandit weighs 100.65g without the strap) and overall muted color scheme all suggest a utility-focused design, with thankfully little bling. The flip side of titanium’s lightness, of course, is that it scratches easily. Though perhaps you, like Jerry Seinfeld, actually prefer your Breitlings all scratched up…

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The dial layout is dictated by the Breitling 13 caliber found in other Breitling chronograph watches – and if it immediately suggests an ETA Valjoux 7750 to you, maybe you spend too much time looking at fake watches. Indeed, this is a Breitling-modified 7750 that is (COSC) chronometer certified: automatic, 4Hz, 42 hours of power reserve, quarter-second chronograph with 30-minute and 12-hour subdials, running seconds subdial, and the date. A tool watch like this seems like a good home for a 7750, if ever there was one, because a tool watch should be simple, reliable, and not overly fancy. The solid caseback also features a useful conversion scale for the main units.

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While you may be tempted to think that the Breitling Avenger Bandit is merely a fresh aesthetic take on the Avenger II or others that share the basic dial design (with even the red accents in the exact same places), note the case size. At 45mm wide, the Breitling Avenger Bandit sits right in the middle of the Avenger II (43mm) and Super Avenger (48mm) in terms of sizing. Now, Breitling does not disclose the case thickness for the Breitling Avenger Bandit, and because of the different case sizes, we cannot infer its thickness by looking at other models. However, 7750-equipped replica watches uk can tend to get rather thick, so we can confidently conjecture that – although though the titanium will certainly help wearability – this is certain to be a fake watch with a big presence, even with its intentionally minimized sparkle.

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Another reason to try the watch on in person (which I am looking forward to) is about the dial color. I feel it is important to mention that Breitling calls the dial grey, while it appears a dark blue-greenish in the promotional pictures (though that would be a cool dial color). Perhaps that is the mixture of titanium and the antireflective (“glareproofed”) coating on the “cambered” sapphire crystal; perhaps it was just a bit too far right on the Photoshop “saturation” slider.

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One more detail that drives home the Breitling Avenger Bandit’s cred as a durable professional tool is its 300m of water resistance. That’s pretty good for a chronograph that is not even trying to be a dive watch. The strap the Breitling Avenger Bandit comes on has an anthracite textile fiber exterior with rubber tread on the inside and a folding titanium clasp – and it certainly enhances the aesthetic. Given its features, and in the context of other Breitling products as well as Swiss mechanical chronographs in general, the Breitling Avenger Bandit’s price of $145 seems reasonable.

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph Replica Watches Hands-On

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There are some replica watches out there that, one might feel, appear to have always been around. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph works so well as a natural extension to the Diver collection that, to me, it is certainly such a watch. A couple weeks ago at SIHH 2016, Audemars Piguet Replica finally enhanced their “ROO Diver” – originally released at SIHH 2010 – by adding a chronograph function to it. Do the math, and you’ll find that It took six years for the brand to make the first considerable, major update to this collection. To make up for that lengthy wait, the Le Brassus-based manufacture premiered not one, but four different color options. Here’s our hands-on look.

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In 2016, the luxury replica watch industry (and many of its peers) are still in a phase where for a renowned manufacture to debut colorful new pieces can be widely considered a “controversial move.” I can’t help but feel inclined to point to the numerous, considerably more pressing industry issues, that we covered at length here – things that should arguably come sooner than being afraid of a brand “losing it” just because it debuted a few colorful replica watches.

Sure, whether you would want to wear a bright yellow (or green, or orange, or blue) watch or not is surely down to your personal preference, but to suddenly find a brand to be “controversial” or “polarizing” for its use of colors on a sporty collection may be one unnecessary step too far in watch-snobbery.

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When approached with a more open mind, the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph may just surprise you with its blend of popping bright colors and AP-standard craftsmanship – I could feel its genuinely fun vibe get to me even in snowy-foggy Geneva in the middle of January. While the deemed success or failure of color schemes may very well be down to personal taste, I can only applaud it when brands leave behind their usual – and, for the most part, not very fascinating – black-silver-white colorways and dare think out of the box a bit. At a time when such an overwhelmingly large number of high-end brands dedicate most all their attention to “heritage,” “tribute,” “anniversary,” and “vintage,” to see something as fun, unapologetic, and bold as the new ROO Diver Chronograph, was a truly refreshing experience… even if, technically, it is based on a 1972 design.

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This new chronograph version brings that modern approach to the next level as, at the time of release, there actually are no truly conservative color options for the new fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph: you can have it in bright yellow, vibrant orange, deep blue (with a splash of yellow), or in-your-face green (facts: that latter one is not an official color code, and it is being reserved for the Geneva boutique only – seriously).

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The new Diver Chronograph retains many of the original Diver’s trademark design elements. The inner rotating flange ring that can be adjusted via the ceramic crown at the 10 o’clock position is still present, and so is Audemars Piguet’s trademark “Méga Tapisserie” dial pattern with those chunky, well-defined blocks that, to this day, still work so well with the overall theme and looks of the watch. The massive hour and minute hands remain, and so do the applied indices with the faceted edges – upon a closer look, you will find numerous high-end details to keep the new Diver in line with what you would expect from AP when it comes to quality of execution.

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The Royal Oak Offshore case is as impressive as ever, too: built like a tank, crafted from beautifully machined and polished steel in a size of 42 millimeters wide and 14.75 millimeters thick. The ROO strikes a fascinating balance, looking like the love child of weapon-grade equipment and fine jewelry. Just look at that profile shot two above: it is chunky, blocky, and yet in some weirdly cool way, justifiably over the top.

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To create some much needed contrast to all this muscle-flexing, the thin, polished and beveled edge that runs along the side of the crown protector bridge, the side of the case and lugs, and also the edge of the bezel all work in tandem to give a high-end feel to a watch that otherwise could easily just come off as a block of brushed steel that tries too hard to impress.

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It was a relief to see Audemars Piguet not shy away from using a see-through case-back, using the 300-meter water resistance rating as an excuse to hide what’s inside. Hence, what you will discover turning the new Diver Chronograph over is the impressive-looking Audemars Piguet Calibre 3124/3841 – a manufacture base caliber with a Dubois-Depraz chronograph module on top. That’s right, AP has stuck with this modular construction, while Vacheron Constantin has at last updated its Overseas, and Patek Philippe’s Nautilus also has their in-house chronograph movement, albeit at a much higher price.

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An easy way to spot and distinguish a modular chronograph movement from an integrated one is to check the pushers and crown of the case: if the chronograph pushers are not on the same level as the crown but further up, then you know there has been a module installed on top of a base movement. Just check the profile shot two above, for a “once seen, you can never unsee” experience. This little detail may or may not be an issue for you – although, arguably, the higher the price, the more expected a fully in-house movement becomes.

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Still, detailing is up there, with a beautifully crafted, solid gold winding rotor with embossed AP initials and coats of arms. Thanks to some clever use of the eight structural screws and that outline that frames the sapphire window, the movement appears to fill out the case better than it actually does – it is a rather small 29.92-millimeter-wide and 7.16-millimeter-thick movement inside a 42-milimeter case, after all.

Altogether, there are 364 parts and 59 jewels in the Audemars Piguet Caliber 3124/3841 that runs at 3 Hertz for about 50 hours without winding – expect the more modern 4 Hertz to come in a new, fully in-house chronograph caliber… well, later. Functions include hours, minutes, running seconds at 3 o’clock and a 30-minute chronograph counter at 9.

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In all instances, attached to the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph is a rubber strap, matched to the color of the dial. While the straps felt very comfortable right from the moment of first putting the replica watch on – no unnecessary stiffness or abrasive feel from the supple material used – in my experience, brightly colored rubber straps tend to get dirty way too easily, with bright yellow ones picking up the slightest amount of dirt and showing it around the edges of the strap. While there are no out-of-the-box bracelet-equipped models of the new Diver Chronograph, I would love to see one of these more vibrantly colored dials paired to a stainless steel bracelet, as that would make the colors of the dials stand out even more.

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As I said in the beginning, the new Diver Chronograph is an addition to a successful collection that should have been around for a while now – AP just has taken their time with it and released it now. And while we have been seeing an increasing number of major brands phase out and update their latest models more and more frequently, the timing of this release tells me that we will have to wait some more before Audemars Piguet delivers a fully integrated, in-house chronograph movement.

The lack of a blue-blooded chronograph movement may turn some away, and the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph’s steep price of $279 is indeed a high barrier, at nearly double what the non-chronograph diver ran for when it debuted… Still, with all this noted, the Audemars Piguet Replica Watches workmanship, a case quality scarcely matched by others even at this price point, and a colorful and striking Royal Oak vibe will more than likely suffice to convince many that what is one of the coolest and perhaps most “polarizing” AP’s of late will be a worthy acquisition.

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