Today’s model is an extraordinary Breguet Classique replica with blue hands.
As the fall season sets in, the watchmaking brand established in the Joux Valley paid tribute to its founder, whose tradition it faithfully perpetuates, with a piece that is both technically and stylistically extraordinary.
Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747-1823), who settled in France to train as a watchmaker and, more especially, where he developed his rare talent, created his own workshop in 1775 at 39 quai de l’Horloge, on Île de la Cité, at the very heart of Paris. This address which witnessed the birth of the incredible work carried out by the master and the innovations which led the sector to make giant leaps forward is now the inspiration for a sublime creation: the high quality fake Breguet Classique Double Tourbillon 5345 Quai de l’Horloge.
The face of this 46 mm Breguet replica watch, a totally-transparent work of art, center stages two independent tourbillons, this outstanding regulating device designed and patented by Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1801, which power the platinum baseplate via a central differential. As such, the movement performs a full rotation on itself in 12 hours and each tourbillon boasts its own barrel topped by a curvaceous calligraphically-decorated capital B. The Breguet-style blued-steel hollow moon-tip hour hand is attached to the tourbillon clip whilst the minute hand twirls “traditionally” in time to an hour chapter featuring blue-lacquered Roman numerals.
The hand-wound 588N caliber with its 738 components of Breguet replica watch with titanium case, delicately openworked and perfectly visible through its glass box and sapphire-crystal caseback, beats at a frequency of 2.5 Hz and delivers a power reserve of 50 hours. It unveils a back boasting a meticulously-carved and engraved illustration: the facade of the building which housed Abraham-Louis Breguet’s workshop with its intricate details. A superbly-stunning sculpture!
Blancpain replica expanded its Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe collection — a vintage-inspired sub-family of its Fifty Fathoms series of luxurious fake divers’ watches — earlier this year with the release of the eye-catching and very exclusive Mokarran Limited Edition, which introduced a new shade of green on both the dial and bezel. This fall, the manufacture brings those distinctive green dial and bezel colors to the Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronographe, Blancapin’s featured timepiece at the upcoming WatchTime Live virtual collectors’ event.
The new Swiss movement replica Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronographe features a 43.6-mm-diameter case made of satin-brushed black ceramic. Its unidirectional rotating dive-scale bezel has a green ceramic insert whose shades echo that of the dial. The dial’s radiating sunburst effect is obtained via a series of steps beginning with a two-stage polishing process — the first to remove scratches, the second to smooth and soften the surface. The chronograph subdials at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock are then hollowed out and snailed for a greater sense of depth on the dial overall. Finally, the unmistakable green color, which takes on subtle metallic shades in certain lighting, comes from coating the dial with several nanometric layers of material.
Behind a sapphire caseback of 43.6 mm Blancpain copy watch beats the movement, Blancpain’s in-house, automatic Caliber F385, whose of 36,000-vph (5-Hz) frequency enables the column-wheel-driven chronograph mechanism to record times to 1/10 second. The variable-inertia balance, with gold screws, ensures increased robustness and more precise adjustment than the more traditional index device. A vertical clutch aids in chronograph precision, eliminating unexpected jerking of the counter hand when the chronograph is engaged, and allowing the stopwatch mechanism to operate freely without negative effect on the watch’s rate accuracy. The case that houses this high-horology mechanism is water-resistant to 300 meters and mounted on either a NATO or sail canvas strap. It is priced at $17,200.