Breitling Avenger Blackbird replica watch is an imposing beast, its purposeful presence accentuated all the more by the brooding all black shadow it casts, but being constructed in a grained black titanium case, and served up on a lightweight, water resistant military fabric strap, the weight of the watch belies its wrist-conquering size.
At 48mm the Avenger Blackbird replica watch is the largest of the Avenger family, and boasts resistance to water pressure to 300m; however whereas it is a worthy contender for the serious adventurer for whom his watch is an essential part of his survival kit, it is very large on the wrist if wearing anything with a cuff, and even so, not every wrist can carry it off successfully anyway, so it’s definitely not for the slightly built or faint of heart! Price: £3,760.00
Next year, Breitling replica watches will be celebrating the twentieth anniversary of their first Blackbird replica watch. Originally designated to be a ‘stealthier’ alternative to the Chronomat of the time, the 1995 Breitling Blackbird replica watch was a brushed steel chronograph in a subtle 40mm case. Roll the years forward to 2014 and the new Fake Breitling Avenger Blackbird, and that subtlety has been firmly thrown out of the window, because at 48mm, this baby is about as subtle as a sonic boom!
I have a fake Cartier Tank Americaine which I love. I never pass it as “real” and it is powered by a Miyota 2035 which is one of the most reliable quartz movements in the industry. Accurate, light and simple. No apologies from me.
Exactly two weeks ago, I was dining with a friend and we were sitting outside (one of the first days with nice weather here in The Netherlands) and next to us, there was a table with three guys. One of them was wearing a Patek Philippe Nautilus in red gold. Although, that is what I thought it was at first glance. In the evening dusk, and without my glasses it was hard to identify it correctly the first time. However, giving it a better try, I noticed this was a replica version of the Nautilus in red gold on leather strap. The edges were way too round, the strap was crappy and the bezel was too thick. Furthermore, the dial was far from refined as Patek Philippe makes them. Even though a real Patek Philippe of this caliber is only in reach for the lucky few and Patek probably wouldn’t lose a dime over this guy [wearing fake watches], I don’t think it is chic to have a fake watch.
It becomes even more pathetic when people try to make other people think it is an authentic watch. I recall an interview with a famous (Dutch) lawyer in a Dutch watch magazine, that he threw his Rolex Submariner overboard in one of the Amsterdam cannels after getting remarks about him wearing an expensive/gaudy Rolex, just to impress his friends that he didn’t care about the money. It was a fake Rolex. Poor guy, caring about other people’s opinions about his watch AND wearing fake watches.
Get a (mechanical) Swatch if you want to own a Swiss brand for little money. But in most (or perhaps all) cases it’s not about the watch, it is about the brand name….
Together with the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, Haute Horlogerie has a programme on counterfeit watches. Fake Watches are for Fake People. This programme is about creating awareness about the damage that these replica products (watches in this case) are causing globally. Although I wonder what the real losses are caused by people who buy fake watches, I certainly support this anti-counterfeiting campaign wholeheartedly. The famous Dutch lawyer (probably) can easily cough-up the money for a real Rolex, the guy sitting next to me at the restaurant probably would have some trouble getting that red gold Patek Philippe (assumptions, I know, but for this illustration it will do :)).
Due to the enduring popularity of the watch and the brand there are many, many cartier replicas, some poor, some so good they are hard to tell from the real thing without careful examination. A common misunderstanding is that there are A or AAA standard replica watches. The fact is, no one is out there setting an international benchmark for fakes. Deliberately going the fake route is something to avoid at all costs, you are only fooling yourself and ultimately aiding and abetting organised crime. Here is a guide to spotting a fake from an authentic replica Cartier.
The Cartier Santos Replica Watches and the Cartier Tank Replica Watches have become rites of passage for many a businessman on advancing in his career and looking to improve himself with a trusted, respected brand name on his wrist. For many men the choice is between a Rolex replica or a Cartier replica as an instant and convincing statement of wealth, status and achievement. It’s no coincidence that these two brands are among the most imitated by the replica watch makers.
In 1904, a good friend of Louis-François Cartier, the Brazilian pioneer aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, complained of the unreliability and impracticality of using a pocket watch while flying. To assist his friend, Louis Cartier and Edmond Jaeger invented the first prototype of a men’s wristwatch, a flat watch with a distinctive square bezel.
In 1907, Cartier signed a contract with Edmond Jaeger of watchmakers Jaeger-LeCoultre, who agreed to supply the movements exclusively for Cartier watches. By this time, Cartier had branches in London, New York and St Petersburg and was quickly becoming one of the most successful replica watch companies in the world.