What are the first things that run through your head when you know it’s time to buy a new replica watch? For me, it is always if the company is able to supply the high quality I am used to, helpful customer service, good prices and fair policies. I don’t make any compromises when it comes to my knockoffs. I expect them to be as durable and authentic looking as the real ones even if they cost just a fraction of its price. Another thing that is highly important is to know that I can always rely on the merchant to provide decent services and to help me fix any inconveniences I may experience. Making sure I get all these things is not such an easy task. It is continuous work that always starts by identifying and choosing the right fake watches online store. How is this done? Continue reading to find out!
I have recently found a new website that stirs my interest and its name is Megawatch.to. Maybe, at first you won’t think much of it, but believe me, this site will give you numerous reasons to continue browsing its collection and, why not, maybe order something. The first thing that caught my attention was the simplicity of the homepage. Even though it does not overdo it, this website has a lot to offer to its visitors. The discrete layout of the page includes top and left side menu bars, a simple, but effective promotional banner which informs us of the 10% discount available for orders over $260, two image buttons that divide the knockoffs into Men and Women imitation watches and sections for New and Sale products. The informative buttons are placed on the lower part of the page and these give us more details about Shipping, Return Policy, Guarantee and FAQ.
On the top of the homepage we notice a simple menu with buttons for the most important available brands such as Rolex, Breitling, Panerai; buttons for Blog, Contact Us and even for “All Brands”. But the truth is that the store doesn’t carry such a large number of brands, but rather a very nice and varied selection of the most iconic ones. From my point of view, this is a very good thing as you don’t have to waste your time browsing through endless collections with models you have never seen or heard of. Here you find the essentials, only the most popular and famous designs that have been produced and launched. On the left side of the page we see again a list of brands, but with the option of seeing the sub-categories unfolding right under our eyes. This makes browsing a lot easier, plus, the fact that every brand page has buttons on the upper part that allows you to filter the replica watches by price, dial color, dial size, gender and band. Read More →
The Vacheron Constantin Replica Celestia is a watch we covered when it was announced by Vacheron at the 2017 SIHH, but it is, to put it mildly, a watch that rewards repeated exposure, which is what I got a couple of weeks ago when I had an opportunity to photograph it at Vacheron’s headquarters in Switzerland. The Celestia is an extremely complex watch, but it’s also somewhat unique amongst highly complicated watches – it’s the most complicated wristwatch Vacheron Constantin has ever made. While in Geneva, I had an opportunity to interview Jean-Marie Bouquin, the master watchmaker at Vacheron’s Les Cabinotiers department, and he described in detail the inspiration behind the Celestia, as well as key aspects of its design, engineering, and operation. Bouquin has been with Vacheron Constantin for six years (prior to that, he was at Christophe Claret for 11 years, as technical director) and the Celestia was his idea: to create a replica watch that “faithfully recreates what happens in the sky,” in his words.
Prior to the Celestia, Vacheron’s most complex wristwatch was the Tour de L’Ile, which was made to celebrate Vacheron’s 250th anniversary. The Tour de L’Ile had a number of astronomical complications, as well as a tourbillon, perpetual calendar, and a minute repeater. At the time it was created, in 2005, it was the most complex wristwatch in the world and even today, 12 years later, it hasn’t lost the power to impress. It was also a very large timepiece, which given the number of complications (16, by Vacheron’s count) is not surprising: 47mm in diameter and 17.8mm thick. There were a total of seven made, and for Vacheron’s 250th anniversary, the first was auctioned by Antiquorum and sold for CHF 1,876,250, which at the time was a record for any modern wristwatch. (At the same sale, the King Fouad I pocket watch, completed in 1929, sold for 3,306,250 Swiss francs, or about $2.7 million.)
The Celestia is unlike the Tour de L’Ile in having only astronomical indications, but it’s also unlike its predecessor in the comprehensiveness of the astronomical complications that it includes. Unlike many, maybe most, Grand Complication watches, because of its focus it achieves a kind of harmonious aesthetic effect you don’t often see in highly complicated watches. Wrist and pocket watches with a number of complications can sometimes seem, for all their complexity, a bit unfocused as well – as if in striving for complexity they sacrifice unity of conception. The Celestia, on the other hand, is for all its complexity, much more selective and in choosing to focus on a specific vision of time and how it’s modeled mechanically, it becomes in the end as much a philosophical statement as a watch.
The Celestia is almost totally devoid of the ornate and even slightly archaic design cues of earlier complicated Vacheron wristwatches. The dial treatment, organization of the indications, and overall general feel are, contrary to usual Swiss practice when making a complicated watch, almost modernist in feel, at least in some respects – although the displays for the complications, other than the three dimensionality of the tide display, are basically traditional in structure and presentation of information. This means better legibility, but it also means a better sense of how each of the complications relates to the others both in terms of information, and on a more abstract level, as representations of different aspects of astronomical cycles.
The World’s Most Complicated Watch: The Vacheron Constantin Ref. 57260
Though the Celestia is Vacheron’s most complicated wristwatch, it’s not the most complicated watch Vacheron Constantin has ever made – far from it. To see another take on ultra-complicated watchmaking, check out our story on the ref. 57260 pocket replica watch, which features an astonishing 57 complications.
The Tour de L’Ile watch had a number of indications on both the front and the back, with the back especially given over to a star chart. The Celestia takes a generally similar approach, and on the front of the watch, you can see indications for the perpetual calendar, time of sunrise and sunset, amount of daylight (that’s the vertical scale between the sunrise and sunset hands) and phase of the moon. There is also a somewhat hidden but quite nifty day/night indication, which I missed the first time I looked into the Celestia, about which more in a bit.
Probably the most noticeable departure from the business as usual (even by the standards of highly complicated watches) is the so-called mareoscope, which shows local high and low tides, as well as the relative position of the Earth and Moon to the Sun. Finally, there is also a Zodiac indication, as well as an indication for the equinoxes and solstices – and as well, an Equation of Time marchant (running Equation of Time) in which the Equation hand shows the number of minutes local solar time is ahead or behind of mean time, by the number of minutes it’s running ahead or behind the mean time minute hand.
It’s been a while since SIHH, and, as you may recall, we saw a lot of replica watches back in January at the show. One watch that we saw but didn’t really get to talk about was the updated Vacheron Constantin Replica Overseas in 37mm without diamonds. You may remember briefly seeing this watch as Ben’s pick for best ladies’ watch from SIHH, but there’s more to it than that. While this isn’t groundbreaking news, like, say, the Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication, it is exciting for those of us who actually want to buy a watch to wear daily in a slightly smaller size.
As you recall, the Overseas collection got a significant relaunch at SIHH 2016, with loads of new models. We saw the Overseas Chronograph, the Overseas Ultra-Thin Automatic with new caliber 5100, and, one for the ladies, the Overseas 37mm with diamonds. A lot of people, including me, loved the Overseas but yearned for the 37mm version to be available without diamonds. And this is true for both guys and gals, I might add. Well, ask and you shall receive – for 2017, Vacheron has created four Overseas models in 37mm cases, three of which come free of stones.
The four models include a stainless steel model with either a rose or blue dial, a two-tone version with pink gold bezel and crown (two-tone is back!) and a silvered dial, and a similar two-tone version with a diamond-set bezel. All four versions are powered by the Fake Vacheron Constantin caliber 5300, which is the same movement used in the diamond-set versions from last year. This is an automatic movement with a 60-hour power reserve and 31 jewels. It has the 22k-gold rotor that is decorated with the compass rose motif, and, as you’d expect from Vacheron, the watch bears the Geneva Seal.
The swiss fake watch is time only, with a seconds sub-register located at nine o’clock. The steel version comes on a removable linked bracelet, which is one of the highlights of this timepiece, with an alternative alligator strap and rubber strap in blue or rose, depending on the dial color. Additionally, the two-tone version comes on a removable alligator strap and an extra rubber strap in dark brown. Notice what’s missing? The date window. Bravo, Vacheron.
The two-tone Overseas 37mm with diamonds, much like the version that was released in 2016.