Show You The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Survivor Replica

This is either the weirdest or coolest Audemars Piguet replica watch around depends on your point of view. This is the $50,000 plus Royal Oak Offshore Survivor - a replica watch meant to look like it can survive the next 5 or so world wars - being worn by the heroes of battle. Conversely, this is the bad-ass replica watch that will help you in your fight against the Predator, or other such daring feats of Hollywood-esque escapades that you might encounter on a daily basis. At least you looking at the replica watch will make you feel as though can actually do these things. Otherwise it is just another well made replica watch. For the true experience, you'll want the fantasy that comes with it.


Only 1,000 of these High Quality Replica Watches was eve available and  they all sold out. One of them is available right now on JamesList.com though. The replica watch is a testament of what the people at Audemars Piguet are willing to do, and is a shining force of modern hand-craftsmanship. Inside the replica watch is a manufacture Calibre 3126/3840 automatic mechanical chronograph movement, with a long 60 hour power reserve. The movement is highly complex having 59 jewels.

The case it mostly blackened titanium while the grooved bezel is ceramic. Aside from the unique looking case with its cutout holes and grooved surfaces, the most striking visual features of the replica watch are the chronograph pusher protectors and the almost segmented hands that remind me of those almost cylindrical life preservers. It is one of those "I don't know if I like it, but I'd certainly wear it" type of replica watches. Know what I mean? Looking past all the decoration, the dial has has a tachymeter scale to be used with the chronograph, and the date. Despite everything that the replica watch has going on, it is still not too big at 42mm wide. Looking at it, you'd think it was 46-48mm, but that isn't the case (no pun intended!). 


Raven Venture Dive Men's Replica Watch

I always consider it to be a rare and immensely valuable opportunity whenever I get the chance to connect with dedicated brand owners eager to show off their products. In fact, there’s nothing better than feeling the complete idea of a product finally “clicking” after witnessing the tenacity and perseverance of the individuals committed to developing something new – especially if we’re talking about micro-brands. This was really part of the experience shortly after meeting with Steve Laughlin of Raven replica watches for a chance to preview the Raven Venture Men' s Replica during an eventful day in Manhattan last fall. It’s a replica watch that, surprisingly, did absolutely nothing for me in photos. But, after learning about Laughlin’s vision for the replica watch, spending time with it, and discovering how far smaller brands can push the limits of fit and finishing, I became a fan of this burly dive replica watch chock-full of personality.

Raven has been there since the beginning of the micro-brand saga and this past year has really shown that Laughlin is eager to release as many models as possible while standing out in this crowded market. In a way, the Raven Venture Dive Replica was originally intended as a sort of 42mm successor to the Raven Trekker, which we reviewed last year. However, after realizing that several of the design traits wouldn’t necessarily translate well in a larger case, plans for a new collection were quickly drafted. The result is a replica watch that I feel would be ideal for not only value-conscious replica watch enthusiasts, but individuals that are curious about the hobby.

Case

The Raven Venture’s heft is immediately apparent and much of this is due to the sturdy 42mm stainless steel case. This particular example is rendered in brushed 316L stainless steel, but Raven also offers a fully sand-blasted version that provides a more muted, almost titanium-like color tone. It’s also a very proud case, meaning that while it does not necessarily wear tall at 12.5mm thick (same thickness as a modern Rolex Submariner), its presence is surely felt. This isn’t one of those “under the cuff” replica watches, but it isn’t meant to be and the familiar case shape will be more than satisfying for anyone seeking an “adventure replica watch.”

Dial

Quite a few people will quickly recognize that the Raven Venture dial borrows a great deal of design inspiration from the Tudor Heritage Ranger. The characteristic 3, 6, 9 layout adorns a large portion of visual space while serving to enhance legibility. Raven also incorporated a similar snake head hour hand that’s well-proportioned in comparison to the simple minute hand. Both are of an adequate length and mix well with the bright orange spear tip seconds hand. At around 4:30 we also get a date window aperture. It personally didn’t bother me much and thankfully, Steve chose to work with a matching date wheel.

Another fun feature is the 12 o’clock hour marker, which almost reminds me of the “Big Triangle” Seamaster 300 models that have gained popularity in recent years. All the dial markings are sharp, well-executed, and easy to read thanks to the high contrast design approach. To match the feel of the bezel, the dial is also manufactured in a matte finish. However, odd bezel markings together with the random ’30’ at 6 o’clock can make it easy to lose track of elapsed time. In the future, I’d like to see Raven refine these bezel markings and perhaps even offer a few different inserts – like a 12-hour/second time zone option. Overall, the dial is satisfying to interact with and the Super-LumiNova applied throughout is a real treat.

Bracelet

A substantial replica watch like the Venture needs a substantial bracelet and this is one of the more interesting varieties I’ve seen in the micro-brand space. Each and every link is solid, brushed stainless steel and the end links themselves are solid as well. It delivers a premium feel that has really just led me to avoid changing straps altogether – I’d almost feel as if the replica watch would be incomplete without the bracelet. So while the 22mm lug width would work really well with a range of straps, I think the bracelet offers the best wearing experience and keeps the overall feel of the replica watch very balanced. For even more added comfort, Raven engineered a chunky clasp complete with a ratcheting dive extension.

The clasp is of the two-button variety with a positive action that feels completely secure when closed. It features a cool Raven logo and didn’t really pick up too many scratches during my review period. The clasp is however on the thicker side and I’m almost still amazed by how much it sticks out from under the wrist. While this could be due to the built-in ratcheting mechanism, I’m sure there could be a way to address the issue in future models. Really, unless I was typing away at my desk, I didn’t notice it. But, if you’re the type to avoid as much bulk as possible, this may be a replica watch to stay away from. That said, the bracelet does also have a nice taper to its design and this was very helpful when the replica watch was strapped to my 7.25″ wrist.

Movement

The Raven Venture, I believe, is one of the first models from Raven to feature the ETA-2824 automatic movement. I’m sure it’s a pretty sleep-inducing option for more than a few replica watch nuts, but once again, I think it’s perfect for those seeking accessibility. Besides, the whole “Swiss-made” thing isn’t even paraded on the dial and for the price, I think this feature adds a ton of value. This really is a low maintenance replica watch, but one that is actually worth servicing and maintaining for a lifetime.

The example I was entrusted with only lost a few seconds per day and everything was smooth to operate via the nice, grippy crown. Much like any other standard ETA, the movement operates at 28,800 bph, has a 40-hour power reserve, and is capable of hacking and hand-winding. A solid, screw-down caseback keeps it all hidden and completes the package. To my knowledge, Raven also regulates and inspects these in-house, but it’s unclear if the practice is carried on for the rest of their models.

Hands-On With Rado True Open Heart Automatic Replica Watch

Following true to their style, Rado Men's replica has released another fully ceramic replica watch to add to their “True Collection.” The True collection has been a part of Rado’s lineup since 2007, and its signature has been the replica watch’s fully ceramic construction (minus the sapphire crystal). This latest addition, the Rado True Open Heart Automatic, is no exception and features a skeletonized open heart style dial to glimpse at the movement beating inside. This Rado True Open Heart Replica features a case that is 40mm in diameter, 10.4mm thick, and with a lug-to-lug length of 47.3mm, which suggests it will wear nicely – not too big, not too small. The entire case and bracelet, with the exception of the titanium caseback, are formed out of polished ceramic, which is available in three colors: black, silver, and brown. To go along with the case finishes, the dial is available in black with rose gold indices, black with rhodium indices, or brown with rose gold indices respectively. Powering the True Open Heart is the ETA C07.631, a movement based on the ETA 2824 series. This movement is an automatic three hand movement with 25 jewels, and a power reserve of 80 hours.

From a technical, academic perspective, this replica watch piques my horological nerdery. Rado has an extensive history of utilizing ceramic in interesting ways, dating back to their releases of “scratch resistant” ceramic replica watches, which on paper, sounds cool. However, at first glance I know it would not find a place on my wrist, ever. I stay towards the tool replica watch end of the spectrum, which we’ve seen Rado enter in the past couple years with their heritage inspired dive replica watches like the Captain Cook. replica watches like this True Open heart, which make up the bulk of Rado’s lineup, are strange to me. The full ceramic construction is cool, and I’m sure it gives the entire replica watch a nice shine in person, but the open heart style dial combined with the shine of the ceramic makes this replica watch entirely too flashy and dressy for my taste. Rado saw a lot of media attention with the release of the Captain Cook, and I hope that they’ll start to release more replica watches of a similar vein.

To add to their extensive line of fully ceramic replica watches, Rado has released the new True Open Heart Automatic, which features an ETA based movement and 80-hour power reserve. The highly polished and dressy design is not a fit for my taste. However, Rado clearly has an audience for it as they’ve been pursuing this design language for decades.

Breitling Avenger Seawolf Code Yellow Men's Replica Watch

This is an exclusive first look at a new Breitling limited edition version of the Breitling Avenger Seawolf dive-style replica watch called the Avenger Seawolf Code Yellow. There isn’t too much different here compared to the standard Avenger Seawolf aside from the black-coated steel case and yellow accents, but the design certainly his a sweet spot mixing military style with serious diver functionality. Breitling replica watch lovers will also recognize that the Avenger Seawolf Code Yellow is a modern three-hand version of the popular older limited edition Breitling Super Avenger Blacksteel Chronograph replica watch (pictured below).

The Breitling Avenger Seawolf Code Yellow is 45mm wide and is water resistant to 3,000 meters. Not that you’ll ever need to dive that deep, but Breitling Men's Replica likes to give you the option (but even James Bond won’t be going anywhere close to that depth without being in a machine). This style of replica watch is quite different than that majority of highly polished steel Breitling replica watches that you typically see. The all brushed, all black case has a tactical look that when combined with the stencil-style numerals gives the replica watch a very military/special ops feel. Breitling throws in a hint of yellow for needed style. The design is very satisfying as a fashion or functional object.

As a diver the Avenger Seawolf has a rotating diver’s bezel and lots of lume on the hands and hour markers. The dial is extremely easy to read, but fully detailed with markings. Breitling calls the dial color “Volcano Black.” Inside the replica watch is Breitling’s caliber 17 movement which is a high-grade decorated and polished Swiss ETA 2824-2 automatic that is regulated and has been COSC Chronometer certified.

The Breitling Avenger Seawolf Code Yellow replica watch is available with two rubber strap options. First is the popular Breitling Diver Pro II strap with a buckle, and second is the Ocean Racer strap with deployant clasp. The latter is has little portholes and is going to be more desirable as it comes with the fantastic deployant – both again are rubber.

Let Us Review The IWC Vintage Ingenieur Automatic Men's Replica

Back in 2008 IWC released a collection called “Vintage” which was a bit of a misnomer. It was the beginning of the serious retro replica watch craze and IWC released a collection of stunning vintage themed versions of their contemporary collection. The kick was that each of the pieces actually did have a real history. So it was new IWC replica watches based on l vintage replica watches, but not 1:1 design reproductions of those replica watches. These were cool and an IWC Vintage Ingenieur Repilca was part of the collection. I felt that putting “Vintage” in the name could make some people think that they were actual antique replica watches.

As I understand it, the Ingenieur replica watch was IWC’s answer to Rolex’s Milgauss replica watch collection – for scientists and engineers. Those utilitarian ideals are sort of lost as it is a luxury replica watch today, but the piece is still as handsome as ever. While dressy by today’s standards it has a distinct masculinity to it. It is a dad’s replica watch. Not a dad of today’s replica watch, but a dad of yesterday. It is sober while effective, and attractive without being the least bit dandy. This replica watch looks good in a board room or while bowling. In brown, it looks just as nice as the steel and black model from 2008.

The Vintage Ingenieur replica watch is 42.5mm wide in steel with carefully mixed polished and brushed surfaces on the case. The prominent lume-coated dauphine hands mix well with the applied hour indicators. Lume dot auxillary hour markers help round-out the dial. While the dial does of course have lume, by today’s standards it isn’t going to be as bright as say a dive replica watch given the modest amount of SuperLumiNova placed on the dial.

Inside the IWC Vintage Ingenieur is an IWC made caliber 8011 automatic movement that was released in the mid 1990s. It has the brand’s Pellaton winding system and is a great looking movement. What I like a lot about many of IWC’s in-house movements are that they are intended to be large and fill up the entire caseback. As such, the caliber 8011 automatic is visible through the caseback of the replica watch.

Take A Look At The Zenith Academy Minute Repeater Chronograph Men's Replica Watch

The Academy collection from Zenith Men's Replica is back with more, introducing this new Academy El Primero Minute Repeater Chronograph. This is a very high-end and exclusive version of the Zenith Elite design family which the model lives in. This isn’t the first Zenith minute repeater, but they aren’t common for the brand. For the right high-end collectors, this could be a very special timepiece.

Zenith is mostly known as an in-house movement maker and producer of the famous El Primero family of high beat automatic movements that operate at 5 Hertz (36,000 beats per hour). The El Primero is a base for most of their chronographs and is also the base for a chronograph with a minute repeater in this very uncommon Caliber 4043 El Primero movement that I recall from a rare model back in 2009. The 4043 caliber is back in a much more attractive piece that gives new life to the movement and theme.

What I like about the 461 part caliber 4043 movement is its practicality and beauty. It is also a fully integrated movement that seamlessly combines time, 30 minute chronograph, and minute repeater functions. It also features an admirable 50 hours of power reserve and is an automatic. Look how beautiful it is as well. It is truly an exceptionally designed and finished movement fitting for the Zenith El Primero name. There is just a slight amount of skeletonization in the 2012 Zenith Academy Minute Repeater Chronograph Watch model around where you can view the minute repeater hammers through the dial of the replica watch. The 2009 piece with the 4043 movement was a bit more strange looking with more extensive dial skeletonization.

It is easy to love the silvered guilloche engraved dial on the face of the replica watch. On the face are also 18k rose gold hands and Roman numeral hour markers. The chronograph and subsidiary seconds dials don’t really intrude on the hour markers as much as you’d think they might. I personally quite like minute repeaters with visible hammer and gong displays on the dial This piece does that well, but also preserves legibility for both the time and chronograph functions.

The Zenith Academy Minute Repeater Chronograph is actually a rather large timepiece. The case is 45mm wide in 18k rose gold and it is almost 17mm thick. That should however lead to a lot of space in the case for the gongs as well as air space for sound to reverberate. I have a feeling the minute repeater sounds lovely in this replica watch.

Hands-On With Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra GMT Men's Replica Watches

The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra GMT Replica Watch is one of the new models that Omega presents at the Basel show.

Equipped with the Co-Axial calibre 8605/8615, the new timepiece is the first of Omega's proprietary movements to be equipped with a GMT complication. The mechanism is visible through the sapphire-crystal used for the caseback.

The 43 mm case of the Seamaster Aqua Terra GMT is available in red gold, stainless steel or in a red gold/stainless steel bicolor version. The replica watch is offered with a bracelet in the same metal as the replica watch case or with a black, brown or blue leather strap.

The dial is distinguished by the teak pattern associated with the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Replica collection. The vertical lines are reminiscent of the wooden decks on luxury boats. The applied indexes and the hands are coated with white Super-LumiNova which allows ease of reading in all light conditions. The GMT hand's red arrow makes it easy to distinguish the two time zones.

Thanks to the reduced friction of the Co-Axial escapement and the almost no need for lubrication, the Seamaster Aqua Terra GMT is delivered with a four-year warranty.

The GMT hand can also be used for compass orientation: when the replica watch is held parallel to the ground with its hour hand pointed in the direction of the sun, the GMT hand, when it is adjusted to the same time on the 24-hour GMT display, will indicate north in the northern hemisphere.

Richard Mille RM 71-01 Automatic Tourbillon Talisman Replica Ladies Watches

Though known for its super high-end, sporty-looking timepieces that are high-performance and technically-driven, luxury replica watch manufacturer Richard Mille has entered the haute joaillerie replica watchmaking space with the women’s RM 71-01 Automatic Tourbillon Talisman Replica. 10 versions of the RM 71-01 have been designed, limited to only five made of each design.

“We are known for our incredibly technical, high-performance replica watches that draw inspiration from the automotive and aeronautics industries, even though women’s replica watches have represented a considerable percentage of our sales for several years now,” stated Richard Mille. “That said, we needed a modern, creative and talented young woman to inject new energy into our status quo and take the women’s collection to new heights. It was Cécile Guenat, the daughter of my friend and business partner Dominique, who met this challenge by overcoming technical obstacles, freeing herself from consensus and establishing a unique and resolutely contemporary style.”

With a background in high-end jewelry, Cécile—now Ladies’ Collection Director—was inspired by a bevy of different artistic styles, including Art Deco, Bauhaus and even African. “My work is the fruit of very different influences, sometimes unexpected or improbable,” the young creator began. “I had an idea of what I wanted from the start and I designed a moodboard from my drawings and image searches, because anything that pops into my head can be of interest.” She also emphasized the skeleton movement in the case setting and engraving. With three years of development, her 10, innovative designs of course, incorporate the technical elements that Richard Mille has become so well-known for. It uses the first ever tourbillon movement crafted in-house—the Calibre CRMT1—as well as a new, slim, automatic mechanism that is both incredibly light in weight and high performance, combining diamonds, mother-of-pearl, black sapphires and onyx. Visually speaking, the 71-01 is an eye-catching stunner. And just as its name suggest, we’re certain that the 50 lucky buyers of the replica watch—will enjoy the good luck that each of these highly coveted, magical timepieces will bring.

Richard Mille RM53-01 Tourbillon Pablo Mac Donough Replica Watch

Thus far at SIHH 2018, no other replica watch has given me more of a visceral response than the sexy and expensive new Richard Mille RM53-01 Tourbillon Pablo Mac Donough replica watch. Ironically, neither the close-to-a-million-dollar price nor the wildly detailed and visible movement are responsible for the sense of “replica watch lust” I experienced. It also isn’t the RM53-01’s friendly color combination or modern, masculine look that are the main points of my focus. In truth, the RM53-01 is precisely the type of replica watch we expected from Richard Mille at the show.

More interesting for me is that I have no particular familiarity or interest in the sport of polo – for which the Tourbillon Pablo Mac Donough was conceived to survive. This is actually the second (and more interesting) polo replica watch Richard Mille produced in collaboration with the popular South American polo player. Mac Donough’s first replica watch by Richard Mille was also designed to survive impacts common in the aggressive equestrian sport. The first replica watch was almost entirely covered in titanium with only small windows for the time and a view of the tourbillon. For the RM53-01 it was a specific point by Richard himself that the movement be very visible. So how else can you protect against impacts while also allowing one to enjoy the movement? Richard Mille attempts to effectively answer this question in two ways.

The first way is to incorporate a version of their movement suspension cable system. Introduced in an earlier Richard Mille replica watch for tennis player Rafael Nadal, the movement suspension system uses a series of two tiny metal cables on 10 pulleys and is held tight by four “suspensioners” to suspend the mostly titanium manually-wound tourbillon-based movement. Thus, cables absorb a lot of the shock that the replica watch might experience if knocked around. Rather than physical shock going into the movement and likely breaking it, the cable system absorbs a good deal of dangerous vibrations. Seeing how cool the tiny cables are to view is another pleasure unto itself. Second, for the first time Richard Mille has developed a replica watch with a laminated sapphire crystal. The concept is similar to how safety glass for cars works. There are two pieces of sapphire crystal, which are laminated together with a clear adhesive film. Just by looking at the RM53-01’s crystal you wouldn’t know anything is different about it – and yet, it’s perhaps one of the most durable, super expensive replica watches available.

Wearing the RM53-01 on your wrist confirms just how important weight (or the lack thereof) is for luxury timepieces today. Sure, the feeling of a heavy gold replica watch is still very much real, but when it comes to exotic sport replica watches consumers want performance. In many instances high performance sport replica watches benefit from being light. Not only are they hard to notice on your wrist, but for a demanding athlete, removing all extra weight can mean the difference between winning and losing. Richard Mille isn’t claiming record-setting lightness for the RM53-01 (they have other models for that), but I can tell you that despite the relatively large size of the replica watch, it has an extremely light touch and feels like almost nothing is on your wrist while wearing it. It isn’t hard to admire the replica watch off your wrist either. Richard Mille again uses TPT carbon for the case material, which is a layered form of carbon that is durable and really good looking. The RM53-01 case is 44.5mm wide, 49.94mm tall (lug-to-lug) and 16.15mm thick (water-resistant to 50m). The complicated case design mixed with the interesting strap system (with the effective but ironically non-luxury Velcro closure system) makes for an apt frame to show off the symmetrical and visually engaging in-house movement.

Powering the replica watch is a manually-wound tourbillon-based movement which offers just the time. It operates at 3Hz and has about two days of power reserve. As I said above, most of the movement bridges are in titanium, and the design of the movement is excellent because Richard Mille went out of their way to make it symmetrical, as well as a bastion of fine details for us horological enthusiasts out there. What sells the RM53-01 is its persistent following of Richard Mille’s core values that make modern luxury sports replica watches exciting and fresh. It is a very fun toy with a price that will leave most of us feeling as though no matter how good we have been, only very rich boys will get to sit down at Richard Mille’s table and share his creations.

A Complete Guidebook On Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Memovox Men's Replica Watch

As one of the more identifiable models from the history of Jaeger-LeCoultre, the 1968 version is also one of the rarest. Less than 2,000 were produced in the original run although there have been multiple Memovox (sans Polaris) reissues over the years, most recently in 2016 with a boutique edition of 500 set within the Master Collection.

This year, however, marks the 50th anniversary of the very specific Memovox Polaris and Jaeger-LeCoultre Men's Replica chose to honor this golden jubilee with the launch of the new Polaris Collection based entirely off the original alarm replica watch’s design but extended into different arenas such as chronographs, worldtimers, and time-only models. 

This new Polaris Memovox (Jaeger-LeCoultre switched the Polaris identifier in front of Memovox in accordance with the collection’s name) functions similarly to the 1968 model. Three crowns offer control over the alarm function and time setting. The first crown allows you to wind the alarm function and then set the alarm and date when it’s pulled out, the middle crown doesn’t pull out and allows you to adjust the bidirectional inner rotating bezel, and the lower crown is the one that allows you to adjust the time.

With the crowns, it’s worth noting that despite the nautical provenance of the original Memovox Polaris, and the fact that it is rated for a water resistance of 200 meters, none of the crowns are actual screw-down crowns. This, and the fact that the replica watch features a bidirectional bezel, means that it is not ISO-compliant so it should never be used for any sort of scuba diving.

This is neither a good or a bad thing. Overall, the new Polaris Collection allows Jaeger-LeCoultre to embrace a sportier side that it has lacked over the past few years. With the focus on building out the Master line plus the dominating presence of the Reverso, there hasn’t been much room for the growth of the luxury sports segment within the Jaeger-LeCoultre catalog. In that regard, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Memovox Replica is not a dive replica watch but is a sports replica watch with a dive heritage that can be positioned at the head of the greater Polaris Collection.

The alarm rings once the hour hand passes it by, making it difficult to set to the exact minute. In this image, the alarm is set to ring a few minutes after 7:00.

When setting the alarm function, which is indicated by the arrow on the center dial, you must align the marker with wherever the hour hand will pass it by, a difficult task to do to the exact minute. After being fully wound and properly set, the alarm goes off for around 15 seconds, emitting a deep, guttural growl of a ring rather than the harsh, high-pitched, screeching buzz you might be used to if you’ve been around other alarm models. It’s a pleasant ringing that has a much fuller sound than that of your typical alarm clock. There was more than one time in the week that I wore the replica watch, that after forgetting I had set the alarm earlier in the day, I was awakened after dozing off on the couch by its persistent yet gentle, loud yet soft, alarm.

Another distinguishing trait of the Polaris Memovox is the distinctive dial architecture with its mix of various finishes across the three concentric circles. There’s a smooth opaline finish on the inner rotating bezel that is complemented by a grained finish where the applied Arabic numerals and trapezoidal indexes that are filled with a pool of “faux-patina,” vanilla-colored SuperLuminova are set, and a snailed finish across the minute-track. Finally, the inner circle with the alarm indicator features a sunray finish. This set of finishing is, as mentioned, directly inspired by the 1968 Memovox Polaris and is the dominating trend throughout the greater Polaris Collection, connecting the line of six timepieces together.