With 2020 officially behind us, it’s time to turn our attention to the new year and the luxury watch trends that may be on the horizon. The watch industry is known to be slow to evolve – most modern mechanical movements are still based on technology that is hundreds of years old – but that doesn’t mean that things are always changing and advancing in the watch industry.
In the luxury replica watch industry, there is rarely a trend that is limited to one year, and many trends carry over from one year to the next. In fact, these “trends” actually reflect real-time changes in consumer and manufacturer preferences, and sometimes these trends stay the same over time – just as cheese pizza will likely always be popular. So, what are the luxury watch trends for 2021?
Stainless steel Rolex Sports models are a staple in the world of luxury watches, and that’s not likely to change any time soon. Iconic, durable, and long-lasting, Rolex sports models are often considered “blue chip” investments in the watch industry, and the overwhelming global demand for them virtually guarantees their continued popularity through 2021 and the years beyond.
Given the long waiting lists for most models at retailers worldwide, almost all stainless steel Rolex sports watches are extremely popular and will likely remain popular in 2021. The Daytona and GMT-Master II are currently the two most popular Rolex models, but our top choice for 2021 is the Rolex Submariner line. Given that the Submariner has just been completely refreshed for 2020, many individuals will want to add one to their collection, and both the current production models and the discontinued reference models could be very popular in 2021.
Gold watches have never been flat-out unpopular; however, their popularity has fluctuated over the years, depending on the price of gold and general fashion preferences. With this in mind, much of the watch collecting world’s attention has been firmly fixed on stainless steel watches for the past decade or so, and it is only in the last few years that gold replica watches have really started to become popular again.
With the price of gold still extremely high going into 2021 and the price of stainless steel cheap watches at an all-time high, suddenly gold watches are starting to have a great deal of relative value, and acquiring one requires an additional investment. When it comes to gold luxury watches, arguably none is more iconic and instantly recognizable than the fake Rolex President, and this legendary model is poised to become one of the most popular brand collections on the pre-owned market in 2021.
Like tool watches, sports watches are designed to focus on readability, strength, and elasticity, often with additional features to help perform a specific task or operate in a specific environment. Timetables, for example, meet the standard because they can time, as do diving copy watches, which are designed with a high level of water resistance and are often equipped with rotating timing bezels.
These days, there is actually a rather broad description attached to the phrase ‘sports watch’ and it tends to encompass any overtly robust piece or one that is not visibly dressy. That being said, some of the most well-known and admired examples are those which have a unique aesthetic versatility and can be worn with anything from a t-shirt and jeans to a full-on tuxedo.
The sports watch genre is one that really came to the fore during the 1950s and one which has remained extremely popular ever since. Omega can claim much of the praise for promoting and maintaining that esteem, with a host of models such as the Omega Seamaster and Speedmaster that captured the imagination and which have become legendary in the industry.
Omega’s relationship with the world of sports goes back to the turn of the 20th century. The brand’s range of replica Rolex watches was the first option for many of the sanctioned sporting events throughout Switzerland, and Omega’s history as Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games dates all the way back to 1932.
In 1948, Omega was responsible for introducing electronic timing to the event, linking one of their timepieces to a remotely operated camera, and recording the first-ever photo finish during the 100m at the London games. That was also the year that saw Omega make a name that has since gone on to become one of the most famous of them all.
The original model, the CK2518 was actually based on the watches the brand had supplied to airmen during WWII, a civilian version of the CK2129. It was a simple, neat, time-only piece that proved to be a hit with the public and the first model used a rubber O-ring gasket to improve water resistance. Still, it’s a far cry from the next generation of replica watches being dubbed masters of the Sea. It is one of three watches that have laid the foundation for the success of the Omega generation.
The second time zone can be displayed in a variety of ways, providing a wide range of choices for watch designers. A watch with a second time zone can be the center of attention and announce loudly that its owner is a globe-trotter. However, the attached display can also be carefully hidden, visible only when the wearer commands it to appear. Visually readable 12-hour dials are available as explicit 24-hour dials and various non-traditional displays. The target group plays an important role because the second time zone can provide valuable services to very different types of people.
Pilots, who frequently land in different countries, use UTC (Universal Time Coordinated) exclusively for radio communications, flight plans, and logbooks. A watch with a second time zone is very helpful to pilots. Not surprisingly, some replica watches have been developed specifically for this purpose, in the same style as traditional pilot watches.
The best famous representative of this genre is surely the Rolex GMT-Master, developed in 1955 in response to a list of requirements specified by Pan American World Airways. At that time, the distinctive rotatable bezel was the only option for setting the time in the second zone because the 12-hour and 24-hour hands could not be reset independently. The position of the 12-hour hand could be reset in one-hour increments only after 1982 when Rolex introduced a new movement. The time in a third zone could also be shown by rotating the bezel to correspond with the 24-hour hand, but this meant that the time in the second zone couldn’t be read until the bezel was returned to its original position.
Tudor, a fake Rolex’s sister brand, started using the same color scheme on the Black Bay GMT in 2018 and floats along with the retro wave, while Rolex replica has been building its classic for more than half a century with only minor visual modifications.
Arguably the most eye-catching and original version is the one that Rolex offers with a distinctive blue-and-red 24-hour scale. This colorful model, which its fans have nicknamed “Pepsi,” shows the daytime hours from 6 am to 6 pm in red and the nighttime hours in blue. In the past, this color scheme was used to quickly distinguish between day and nighttime.
Tissot watches offer a good deal at every price point, especially its mechanical model. On the secondary market, most models are priced under $1,600 and represent a serious value proposition, perhaps the first option for those who want an affordable mechanical watch from a well-known Swiss luxury goods maker.
Since Tissot is part of the greater Swatch Group, the brand has consistent and reliable access to ETA movements. At this price point, having a genuine ETA mechanical chronograph movement is a serious positive. Used in countless luxury watches from a large variety of manufacturers, ETA calibers are the gold-standard for Swiss-made generic movements, and they are frequently used in other replica watches that cost several times the price of Tissot’s various chronograph models.
The Tissot PRS 516 is the brand’s line of sporty chronographs that draw their design inspiration from 1960s race cars. While Tissot offers a big assortment of other chronographs in their more classically styled collections, the PRS 516 series is the go-to choice for those that want a sports watch.
Tissot excels at classically styled timepieces, but the brand’s archives also are home to some truly particular designs that you won’t find anywhere else. What’s more, much like most of Tissot’s watches, nearly everything you are likely to encounter will be priced significantly below $5,000, meaning that you can concentrate on finding something that will make you happy, instead of just something that will come in under budget.
The Tissot Heritage Navigator is a modern-day recreation of a historic model from 1953, which was first launched to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary. The fake watch’s signature feature is a central world time disc with city names to represent the different time zones. Although the original model from the 1950s was only 36mm in diameter, the new version has a 43mm shell diameter, greatly increasing space and readability. This is especially useful when referring to various city names during use as a world time watch.
When Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins blasted off from Kennedy Space Center in 1969 to start their trip to land the first humans on the Moon, the three astronauts were decorated with NASA-issued Omega Speedmaster Professional chronographs.
Decades ago, Neil Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface, quickly followed by Buzz Aldrin – Michael Collins flew the Command Module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while his two crew members were on the lunar surface. And when Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the Moon, he had his Omega Speedmaster Professional strapped to the exterior of his spacesuit. Ever since then, the Speedmaster became known around the world as the “Moonwatch.”
However, since the Speedmaster is now such a varied collection of different watches, the models famous as Moon watches are the direct descendants of the replica watches worn by the Apollo 11 astronauts. Like their predecessors, the modern Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch models are stainless steel chronographs with 42mm cases, black tachymeter bezels, black dials, and hand-wound movements. The cases of the Moonwatch professionals are asymmetric, featured by twisted lugs and crown guards.
Today, Omega gives the option of Hesalite crystals or modern scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, along with the chance of a matching steel bracelet or black leather strap. Moreover, those Moonwatch models with sapphire crystals on the dial-side also have sapphire on the display case back for a view of the movement inside. Current production Moon watches run on Caliber 1861, which is distinguished from the original Caliber 321 that powered the original Speedmaster Professional fake watches that went to the moon.
We will find a quick rundown of the main design specs between the Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch vs. Speedmaster ’57 next time. These specs apply to the regular-production models and not the unique limited-edition versions.
After the French revolution, Abraham-Louis Breguet was the chief watchmaker of the French empire. At that time, the focus of his life was on accurate timing. The watch embodies that philosophy, having founded the Breguet brand some 235 years ago.
Breguet 7137 is part of the Classique collection, which incorporates multiple engine rotation iterations throughout the dial. Engine turning is the painstaking art of creating patterns on metal, leading to advanced decorative finishes in Breguet, which is a completely hand-crafted affair.
When it comes to precision and design, we find a silicon balance spring, open barrel, and offset rotor. The movement, automatic caliber 502.3, is manually decorated. The movement itself is very thin, and the dial contains a moon phase, an age indicator, a power reserve indicator, and a date indicator.
From the 1950s to the 1970s, Breguet Classique 7137 was technically forward-looking but historically respected, inspired by the no. 5 pocket watch and the Breguet replica watches, which moved from perpetual motion to dial and groove cases. Each component, from dial layout to case and movement design, exudes all the elements of the Breguet.
My father has a Breguet dress watch, which he bought 35 years ago. His watch was timed, about 34 millimeters, small by modern standards. The reason I bring it up is the fact that, while there are huge differences in size, movement and complication, if you put my father’s watch next to this one, you will fully understand the basis of Breguet’s design and the amazing quality that emanates from hand-made dials. There is a measure of consistency that is not common in the tabulation industry.
The watch’s technological innovations match the old-school craftsmanship and deliver them in an elegant, dare I say classic, packaging. The engine that turns on the dial has three variations: Panier maille (basket weaving) for the energy reserve display, Damier(checkerboard) for the date display, and colors de Paris (hobnailing) for the main part of the dial.
In a very wearable 39mm, Breguet has been able to accommodate quite a bit of information onto the dial. As mentioned earlier, the dial itself is intended to evoke the feeling of a pocket watch. Pocket watches are called pocket fake watches for a reason. More than 200 years ago, it was crazy to wear them on your wrist. The fact that Breguet is able to translate a dial design to fit a far different clock, and to do so in a balanced and unobtrusive way, is quite impressive. Can they put it all in a box that some people think is the “sweet spot”? Well, that’s just showing off.
Each watch has a separate number (on the dial) and signature. The movement is decorated with ccôtes de Genève, and the dial has an always recognizable open style Breguet handset. The Classique 7137 comes in two variations: white gold with a blue dial and a blue belt or rose gold with a silver-gold dial and a brown belt.
In January, the replica Zenith El Primero celebrated its 50th anniversary with a limited-edition boxed wine that continues to this day. At Baselworld we saw a trio of A386 tribute watches that retain the original three-color dials but introduce yellow, white, and rose gold cases. A few months later we got a heritage-focused take on the El Primero A384, with its more architectural case and black-and-white dial. After that, we’ve also seen the Chronomaster El Primero C.01 x Collective; the A384 “Edge of Space,” created with the Bamford Watch Department and Mr. Porter; the A386 Revival Fine Watch Club Edition; and, absolutely, the El Primero Revival G381, created for our friends over in the HODINKEE Shop. It’s been a year for harvest.
However, it looks like the celebrations will end in November when Phillips will auction a unique, platinum El Primero honoring the original 1969 A386. This is the first A386-style El Primero to feature a platinum case, and it is also the first El Primero to come with a lapis lazuli dial. This one-of-a-kind watch was co-designed by Zenith and members of the Phillips watch department. Bacs & Russo co-founder Livia Russo is famous in the vintage watch community as a lover of stone dials, so the choice of Lapis here should come as no surprise.
According to Phillips, this model’s name will simply be the “One Off,” nodding to its special status among best replica watches. The project began when Zenith reached out to Phillips about creating a watch honoring the 50th anniversary of its most popular caliber. A number of designs were considered, but finally, two were shortlisted, both featuring the original Zenith A386 case – and this beauty won out.
Upon seeing pictures of this fake watch for the first time, the case indeed registered to me as being that of the original round El Primeros dating from the late ’60s. What struck me, however, was that the original A386 was not a standard dial; its overlapping tricolor dial was at least as symbolic of the A386 as its case and movement. However, this watch’s dial, with two large sub-dials at three and nine o’clock and a much smaller one at six, seems to point to the original G381, which was a yellow gold piece with a black-and-white dial.
As El Primeros go though, this particular 37.5mm chronograph in solid platinum with Lapis dial is what the kids might call a “flex.” Something worth paying attention to is that the very same weekend in Geneva, another unique El Primero is going up for auction over at Only Watch. While the white gold Only Watch example looks more like your traditional A386 fare, it’s my opinion that this platinum-and-Lapis replica watch is definitely the cooler of the two.
It is also notable that auction houses have taken a more active role in finding lots. Typically, auction houses accept consigned watches and sell them. Actually, it is very simple. But here we see Phillips actually designing a new watch with a brand and then auctioning it off
Bulgari is one of those luxury watch brands that I feel must work twice as hard as its competitors just to get the respect its products clearly deserve. It’s hard to say whether Bulgari’s market recognition as the No. 1 brand still exists, but I’d bet that after a few years of significant releases, the tide is finally turning in Bulgari’s favor. As Piaget’s most obvious competitor, Bulgari replica is at the forefront of this related and commercial technology in creating the world’s thinnest calipers
Let’s start with the main talking point. It is the movement that makes this fake watch incredibly slim. The movement itself comes in at 3.30mm. That is truly startling when you feel Bulgari have succeeded to squeeze a column-wheel chronograph, GMT functionality, and a peripheral rotor weight into that space.
This is Bulgari’s fifth world record in their pursuit of super slimness. The previous record for the world’s thinnest chronograph was in the hands of Piaget. Supposing that replica Piaget’s effort was 8.24mm when cased up and 4.65mm when stripped back to the movement, the competition can’t really be considered to be close at the moment. To top off this huge progress, Bulgari has also wrapped their mind-blowing tech in an aesthetic that is totally their own, and surely one for the modern-day and beyond.
While Piaget is known for its amazing, classic styles, Bulgari has carved its own lane with aplomb. Their elegance while the industrial character is a real triumph, aesthetically speaking.
For a replica watch that is so thin, the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic is surprisingly masculine. Its wide, flat case and simple bi-chromatic colorway make it wear much bigger than one would expect. Therefore, it can deliver on both comfort and wrist presence.
I’ve felt somewhat confused in some of the other reviews in regards to the absence of a GMT hand on these GMT best replica watches. The sub-dial at 3 o’clock has been assigned to this task, while the sub-dial at nine takes care of the going seconds, and the central second’s hand and six o’clock sub-dial are reserved for the chronograph function, recording the seconds and minutes.
Those of you who are observant will notice the extra tweets at 9 o ‘clock, which is used to adjust the local time. This function is connected to the central hour hand, and the family time is constantly displayed on the 3 o ‘clock chronograph. With its 42mm sandblasted titanium case, easily ranking as one of the most wearable and versatile exteriors in the whole of watchmaking, the replica Bulgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic pulled out all the stops to take the Baselworld crown. Do you guess that? They may deserve it this year.
Bob’s vault always has new replica watches in and out. With reliable customers across the country, we can offer one of the widest selections of second-hand Rolex watches. When these fake watches come on the market and are checked to determine their authenticity and condition, we will have some fun browsing them and checking them.
As you can imagine, we put on some replica watches, but we never wanted to take them off. Here, we highlight some of our favorite new watches in the vault. If you like any of them, do it fast! You have to get them before they go.
We love a bicolor bracelet at Bob’s Watches as it comes in two flavors – stainless steel for durability, gold for elegance, and a touch of charm. With a blue face and matching blue ceramic bezel, this submarine number 11613 is fashionable and eye-catching. It’s a watch you can take to the office and it will stand the test of time for all your sailing adventures. The interior is equipped with an automatic cal.3135, protected by a case and crystal, providing water resistance up to 300 meters.
While the famous Submariner version’s name may be associated with a muppet, the stunning green swiveling bezel is actually a limited edition to celebrate the watch’s 50th anniversary. Clearly, the green separates it, but the Submariner 16610LV also has a unique “Max” dial with a larger hour marker. The watch debuted in early 2000, and the only way to buy it now is to buy it second-hand. They’re already selling for more than they were when they were first released, so if you want to add the watch to your collection, now’s the time to order it.
Isn’t she beautiful? The Yacht-Master features an ultra-sturdy 904L stainless steel case and luxury platinum dial and bezel and represents a top-level example of Rolex’s ability to match form with function. Originally a replica watch for mariners, the 40mm watch has a platinum dial that measures time and is 100m waterproof. What’s more, it will wear beautifully on your wrist and look absolutely fantastic for any occasion.
When Rolex determined to update the GMT-Master in mid-2000, their new models, such as the Rolesor(double tone)ref. 116713, became an instant success. Featuring a new automatic cal.3186 sport, new case, redesigned strap, upgraded Cerachrom bezel, killer green 24-hour hand, a completely modern black Maxi dial, the gold GMT just incredibly gorgeous. One of today’s most popular, modern, second-hand watches, Rolex has produced only two-tone GMT-Master II watches in Everose pink gold (no yellow gold option to exit) since Baselworld 2020. So don’t miss this one!
If you’re looking for a smooth, high-minded Datejust, stop looking. This watch, no. 116334, has everything you could want: an elegant slate dial with 10 diamond hour points, a white medallions ring, a white gold fluted bezel, and a classic oyster bracelet. The 904L stainless steel case and bracelet make it a durable replica watch that stands the test of time and fashion. Also, you can bet that the dual lock winding crown and its dual waterproofing system will keep the CAL. 3136 automatic in good condition and dry for years
You have more than you need. I think the idea should be that Dave, a mild-natured accountant in a mid-level law firm, is suddenly asked to defuse the bomb and save the world, and we know Dave can count on his amazing replica watch.
Over the past few days, we’ve collected the several biggest, worst, most indestructible timepieces we can find, creating the world’s most ferocious horological gang ever. Like Dorff and Jesse VD, these guys were still the tough guys at the OG, but in the years that followed, a whole new generation of invincibles rose to the ranks. So cut the crap and meet the new generation.
The blue version of the mighty Pelagos made the last edition of this list, but we couldn’t resist including the newest addition to the family, as the LHD has a killer left hook. While structurally it’s as bulletproof as previous versions — owing to the titanium case, ceramic bezel, 500m water-resistance, and technical bracelet — the link to the historic French naval diver’s fake watches makes it even more hardcore.
Don’t be fooled by the bright colors. The Ploprof means business and this ’70s icon have long epitomized diving cred with its overwhelmingly utilitarian look. However, the latest version kicked that up a notch or four. Now it runs full titanium and ceramic hardware to protect the Master Chronometer-certified engine that beats away inside. Desk divers need not apply.
When it comes to odd-looking divers, Omega isn’t the only player on the field. With its robust kinetic movement, monolithic case, and protective shroud, the replica Seiko’s professional-grade diver, made in partnership with PADI, doesn’t pull any punches.
You would be excused for wondering if Breitling’s 50mm beast just looks tough at first glance because of the black and yellow color scheme, screaming ‘Hazard!’ Nope. Pick up the Avenger Hurricane and you’ll be impressed how light it is in the hand, thanks to the case’s innovative Breitlight material — a proprietary polymer that’s three times lighter than titanium and highly scratch and corrosion-resistant. If black-ops are your thing, this is your watch.
Most pilot’s replica watches haven’t been built to handle the stresses that come from being shot out of a moving fighter jet in 0. 8 of a second. This one has. Bremont replica developed the MBII in cooperation with ejector seat maker Martin-Baker, and last year added a white-dialed version. Cool as it is, it’s not quite a match for the MBI, which Bremont will only sell to people who have actually ejected from a plane using a Martin-Baker seat. Now that’s really a special club.