The well-known Breitling, as one of the Grenchen watchmaker, has determined to totally refurbish its Colt series once again. Each of the four new Colt models is made in a little different styling while compared to the last edition of the series from 2011. These changes in styling bring the series back to the original appearance from the 1980s when the collection first saw the light of day. One of the most famous features of this kind is re-introduction of bezels with rider tabs. As for the other traits of new models, we should mention steel cases with alternating polished and satin finishes, enhanced water proof to 200 meters and double glare-proofing of their sapphire crystals. When dials are concerned, they are now available in blue, black and silver color. The faces are also decorated with circular raised motifs and they are coupled with enlarged hour markers and hands.
Breitling Colt series has received some new makeovers during the course of time. Most notably, the original styling was changed in 1999 and, more recently, in 2006 and 2011. During the passage of time, the width of cases gradually expanded all the way to 44 mm in diameter. Besides, there have been different types of models, both mechanical and quartz-driven with different sets of complications. When the Breitling replica decided for the second to last among the changes in design which occurred back in 2011, the Colt series was split from the now abandoned Aeromarine series. Additionally, the Colt collection from three years ago ditched all mechanical watches and it totally consisted of models with quartz movements. These Breitling Colts abandoned bezels with rider tabs which were the original trait of the series as well.
To the very beginning, the replica Colt series was envisioned as a collection that will offer cheap replica watches for members of the army and had sturdiness, resilience and legibility as its prime traits. As it was the case with some more iconic lineages by the watchmaker from Grenchen, the initially military timekeeper gradually became more and more attractive to the broader public. Owing to the number of models and the price, Breitling Colt models have also acquired a reputation for being among the most accessible fake Breitlings.
The latest redesign of the series brings back mechanical models in the lineup. To be fair, now there is just a single mechanical piece in the collection. The latest upates in design returns the series to its roots. Therefore, till now, all of its models are equipped with wider bezels with engraved numerals and four rider tabs.
Believe it or not, when you think of pilot’s watches, the IWC will come to your mind, however when you talk about the IWC replica, you probably think pilot’s watches. That’s to say, the two are definitely linked and have been for the better part of a century. While the replica IWC made watches for aviators before the 1948 introduction of the Mark XI military pilot’s watch, it’s this model that began the lineage that brings us to the IWC pilot’s of today. The watch we have here is an embodiment of that unbroken history, merging the new Mark XVIII with its earliest antecedent.
The full name of this watch is a mouthful – the Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “Tribute to Mark XI.” For the sake of simplicity and clarity, we’ll be referring to it simply as the Tribute to Mark XI. However, the full moniker reveals that at its core this watch is a thoroughly modern Mark XVIII pilot’s watch, with all that that entails. This means the watch has a stainless steel case that measures 40mm across and 10.8mm thick and that the IWC caliber movement inside is protected by a soft iron inner case for anti-magnetic protection. The center seconds are hacking and there’s a date window at three o’clock.
The usual handset has been swapped for a vintage-inspired set that includes the flat baton hour hand. All the lume on both the hands and the dial has a creamy color reminiscent of aged tritium. Finishing things off is a green nylon NATO strap in place of a bracelet or alligator strap, which is surely a better fit for this tribute to a military legend.
What more, what makes this cheap replica watch special though is that the dial and hands have been changed to recall the mid-century looks of the original Mark XI. This means the matte black dial has four small luminous rectangles at the poles and an inset luminous triangle at 12 o’clock (notice the lack of dots on either side, which you’ll find on all modern IWC pilot’s watches). Look closely and you’ll also see that all the markings around the perimeter of the dial are slimmer and more discrete than those seen on the standard Mark XVIII.
The watch goes on sale July 1, but with a catch – for the first three months, the replica watch is exclusive to Harrods in London. The Tribute to Mark XI is a limited edition of 1,948 pieces, an obvious nod to the original Mark XI’s birth year.
Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last few months, it can’t have escaped your attention that Paul Newman’s legendary Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is going to hit the auction stand in New York, with some industry experts said that it will break all known records and become the most expensive Rolex ever sold.
In order to do that, it will have to outshine the replica watches belonging to the last emperor of the Nguyen dynasty in Vietnam that achieved a staggering $5 million earlier this year. So, how could that watch, a one-of-a-kind, diamond-enhanced piece belonging to bona fide royalty, potentially be beaten into second place by a comparatively mass produced example that the replica Rolex was struggling to even give away when it was introduced in the late sixties?
Of course, the answer is the original owner. With his insouciant good looks, understated masculinity and hard working intelligence, he was the living personification of everything the Rolex poured into the Daytona.
That first generation model, given to Newman by his wife Joanne Woodward to mark the start of his professional motor racing career in 1972, has been cited as releasing the vintage cheap watch market as we know it today.
The mythical example going under the hammer on October 26th, in Phillips’ maiden New York auctions, is the first Daytona cheap replica watch to be sold that was worn by the man himself. Will it break the record? Time will tell the truth. For now, let’s take a quick look at what might just be the most significant vintage watch in the world.
Paul Newman began a life-long love affair with motor racing during the filming of the 1969 movie Winning. While it was extremely a forgettable outing, it ignited a passion for the sport that saw him turn pro three years later after training with the likes of double Indianapolis 500 winner Roger Ward. Before long, Newman was scheduling his movies around races, preferring the genuine excitement of the track to the phoniness of Hollywood.
And he was no slouch. He finished fifth in the replica Rolex Daytona 24-hours in 1977 and second at Le Mans two years later. He still keeps the record for the oldest driver to win an officially sanctioned race when, in 1995, he was co-driver for the winning team at the Rolex 24-hour race at age of 70th.
That legendary watch, cutely engraved on the back with ‘Drive Carefully, Me’ by his anxious spouse, accompanied him as a good luck charm throughout his early career until the mid-eighties.
Michael Schumacher is regarded as one of the best F1 drivers in the history with a record seven world winner. As the statistic shows, this remarkable German driver is undoubtedly on the top of the list, holding number of F1’s records that include race victories (91), the fastest laps in a single Grand Prix (76), pole positions (68), points scored and most races won in a single season. The replica Audemars Piguet signed Schumacher for the brand’s ambassador about two years ago, announcing limited editions in perspective. Eventually, that day has come and the renowned Swiss watchmaker proudly presents three new limited editions of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Michael Schumacher chronographs.
Some practical factors which indicate the racing spirit of the edition are applied very smarty in order to pay a tribute to the King of Formula 1 racing and his stunning carrier, while keeping the signature design of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore fake watches. For instance, seven stars, symbolizing the number of Shumacher’s world champion titles, are greatly incorporated with the tachymeter scale, on an anthracite inner bezel ring. Two blue stars symbolize titles won by the F1 legend while driving for Benetton. Five red stars stand for Shumacher’s Ferrari era.
A minute track at the dial’s outer rim is decorated with the cool “checkered flag” pattern. What’s more, faceted gold hour and minute hands feature a new design, the reminiscent of the monocoque construction of a F1 Car. A crown recalls a gear wheel, while a very cool case-back symbolizes wheel spokes. Red accents on the watch seem pretty impressive. They are so subtle, but they are very significant elements for the final impression of a good taste and harmony at the same time. Apart from the five stars, a date numeral at the black surface is also red, as well as chrono hands, accents on rectangular chronograph pushers and aluminum inlay in the crown.
New replica watches feature very unique robust cases, with the diameter of 44mm. Each incorporates an extra-hard Cermet bezel, secured by 8 polished stainless steel screws. Pushpieces are composed of a polished black ceramic base, topped by micro-blasted cap, either in titanium or gold. An anthracite galvanic centre of the dial features Royal Oak’s signature – “Mega Tapisserie” pattern. In the end, both sides of the case are covered with anti-reflective sapphire crystal.
The titanium fake watch is logical that the version with such a cheap price has a huge production. Titanium goes perfectly with the gray color of the central dial pattern and a rubber strap with a titanium pin buckle. Black external zone on the dial features eight white gold, applied hour-markers and one double hour-marker at the 12 o’clock position, all covered with white luminescent coating.
A Rose Gold version comes in the Limited Edition of 500 pieces and it is available. It is definitely the most stylish timepiece in the Michael Schumacher edition. Rose gold makes a beautiful contrast with the gray Cermet bezel and a gray rubber strap with an 18 karat pink gold pin buckle. The dial is the same like the one of the titanium version, except the external zone on the dial which is white and features rose gold, applied hour-markers.
Made in the limited series of just 100 pieces, this platinum cheap replica watch is the most distinctive watch in the collection. This bold looking chronograph perfectly combines a sporty look with elegance and perfections. It looks like the perfect representative of Michael Schumacher. They perfectly match a sporty, blue rubber strap. This watch features blue chronograph sub-dials and the outer rim of the dial in the same color.