Stormzy – Fake Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time, reference 5990/1R in rose gold How can we not start with Big Mike, who went full throttle in celebrating the big 3-0 this week? The casino theme was giving major ‘August birthdays were shit until I turned 16’ energy, with the likes of Skepta and Micheal Ward on hand to up the ante. Although Stormzy’s new 1:1 replica Patek Philippe Nautilus did that on its own. A pressie from his manager, this rose gold Travel Time is many people’s ultimate holy grail. Naturally, the grime artist makes it look fly with a no-shirt Lanvin suit number. A summer flex like few others – if also a little improbable to reciprocate.
Shawn Mendes – Replica Patek Philippe Aquanaut reference 5168G in white gold While on the topic of topless heartthrobs wearing drool grail-worthy fake watches for sale, presenting exhibit A – Mr Shawn Mendes. If there is anything to learn from August 2023 let it be this: you must colour-match your swim shorts with your watch (strap and/or dial). There’s a lot more to be said, like Aquanaut > Nautilus in the summer thanks to those gorge cheap fake Patek Philippe straps, but shall we just leave it there?
I kid. Of course you have! Or maybe you haven’t because cheap replica watches are new to you – in that case, welcome! I recently got to spend some time, a “week” if you will, with a stunning example of Patek Philippe’s entry-level watch.
A quick and dirty history before we get to the good stuff: my opinions. The AAA US fake Patek Philippe Aquanaut watches dove onto the scene in 1997 with the 5060A (A is for Acier which is French for steel, click the video to hear my simply unimpeachable pronunciation). Designed to fill a hole in the Patek Philippe line and reach a newly rich audience of collectors thanks to the ’90s dot com boom (shout outs and RIP to pets dot com) the Aquanaut was the more casual and less expensive answer to the Nautilus.
This hip young thing featured clear echoes of Gérald Genta’s design but brought a sportier aesthetic to the proceedings with a composite rubber strap, slightly smaller size, and “grenade” dial. I could continue but in the interest of my time and yours, I’ll send you to this incredibly well-researched and smartly written deep dive by James E. Stacey. Some masterpieces are meant to be reinterpreted, others are simply meant to be shared.
So why shoot this video at all if this watch is well-trodden territory on Hodinkee and elsewhere? Well, I was feeling a little goofy and wild and figured I’d use this high quality replica watches to talk about something that interests me and, I hope, in turn, will interest you. This AWOTW isn’t about alllllll Aquanauts ever, it’s about one Aquanaut from 2001 in one particular collecting category: neo-vintage.
It’s a strange alchemy, defining neo-vintage. There’s no agreed-upon start date – the early ’90s generally, and Modern begins – um – later. Neo-vintage is a mix of pedigree, attributes, and timing. Enter “my” Aquanaut 5065A, here to help and put a finer point on this somewhat vague category. Born at the turn of the century this watch’s birthday and ubiquitous-ness are coupled with a few features that are no longer found on modern Aquanauts and are prized by the vintage luxury copy watches collecting community. And since she is, to use an era-appropriate reference, not a girl not yet a woman, she couples easy serviceability along with those vintage features.
A Week On The Wrist
Not to brag but I have tried on an Aquanaut before. But this was my first time really wearing it, and if you watch even five seconds of the video you will observe that I completely forgot how to act. Aquanauts in general feel special but this one put a little extra pep in my step because it felt like yeah, I’m wearing fancy Swiss made replica watches, but there are some details that make it extra special. This watch invites a closer look.
The tritium lume is the biggest and most obvious neo-vintage plus. Found on the dial and hands it has aged to buttery perfection and stands out nicely against the dial which is more deeply grooved than in modern iterations of the perfect fake watches (tritium was only used until about 2004). Sure it hits the “if you know you know” secret handshake aspect of watch collecting, but if anyone were to sit with the watch for a few seconds I bet they’d be able to appreciate the colors and textures. This Aquanaut almost lulls you into a meditative state with the crevices on the dial that then extends to the strap. I think, if this Swiss movements super clone watches didn’t come with the composite strap I would be utterly frustrated with my inability to experience the tactile sensation that the dial calls out for. But luckily it does, so the sapphire case remained intact and free of my curious fingers.
Let’s talk about that green strap for a minute. While not OEM, the khaki green composite is another desirable rarity for collectors, and the straps have developed something of a cult following themselves. But what I appreciate about this particular green is that while bold in your hands it becomes almost neutral on the wrist. The green didn’t stand out nearly as much as I thought it would on me or any of the other folks who tried it on that day. In fact, all five of us on set tried it on, looked great, sighed deeply and fell madly in love – real Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants magic at play here.
All of that surprisingly luscious rubber is paired with the stainless steel case in a study of contrasts and a carrying-on of design lineage. A notable feature of this top replica Patek Philippe Aquanaut watches is the exhibition caseback which was an improvement from the closed casebacks of the previous generations, allowing those holding it in their hot little hands to view the caliber 315 SC working away.
Fun fact this was actually the first “Jumbo” Aquanaut, up from 36mm to 38mm (which by today’s standards is hilariously small for something called Jumbo – the current model, by comparison, is 42mm). It’s 8mm thick so sits nicely on the wrist and the shape and tapering of the strap helps it feel well-balanced. How fun to own a piece of a Patek history, especially one that puts the changing tastes in wholesale fake watches sizes in such sharp relief.
Hasn’t our boy done good? Not content with re-inventing the Late Late Show, a prime time American TV institution, James Corden’s side hustle, ‘Carpool Karaoke’ has racked up more than six billion views on youtube. The show is notable not only for the procession of A-list celebrities such as Adele and BTS willing to clown around in a Range Rover with the new king of chat, it also serves as a showcase for some of the most desirable AAA wholesale replica watches on the planet. Carpool Karaoke is where A-List celebrities meet A-list wrist candy.
You’d be hard-pressed to think of a better showcase for high quality fake watches. The simple fact of gripping a steering wheel or pulling on a seat belt means that the wrist is on prominent display. Not even the Oscars can guarantee such prime time exposure for the world’s most prestigious Swiss online replica watches brands. Eagle-eyed observers would have spotted Usher’s Panerai Luminor Marina in matte black carbon, Bruno Mars’ gold day date with black dial and diamond hour markers, and Joe Jonas in a Rolex GMT-Master II in the blue and red ‘Pepsi’ dial. The cheap US copy watches that Corden can most commonly be seen wearing in the car is the classic Audemars Piguet Royal Oak in stainless steel and grey dial.
But where there are A-list celebrities to be found you can pretty much guarantee best Patek Phillippe replica watches can’t be too far off. As far as we’re aware, the brand’s most famous super clone Patek Phillippe Nautilus watches for sale has yet to make an appearance on the show. However, its sportier, younger brother, the Aquanaut, has been spotted on Paul McCartney, who had on the same 5165A that he wore to his wedding.
James Corden can be seen wearing Swiss movements fake Patek Phillippe Aquanaut watches in the episode of The Late Late Show when he pretends to be Rhianna’s assistant in the run-up to a Fenty X Savage show. Now that the Nautilus has been discontinued (notwithstanding the Tiffany edition), 1:1 top Patek Phillippe replica watches is pushing the Aquanaut as the new gateway drug, a means by which to bring younger customers into the fold.
You can happily dive off the back of a yacht, swim ashore and then slip on a tuxedo to a red carpet event, all while wearing an Aquanaut. Its stripped-back porthole design and rubber strap makes it look tough and utilitarian, while the hobnail pattern of the glossy black dial, combined with the satin-brushed finishes and slim profile of the fake watches for men adds the glamour and sophistication. The Aquanaut straddles the fine line between a hardy sports watch and an elegant dress watch – perfect for a man like Corden, a Hollywood power player whose appeal lies in his everyman likeability.