Although style and beauty are, as they say, in the eyes of the beholder, nobody can deny that elegant design of Omega Aqua Terra wristwatch is simply stunning. Omega manufactures two version of this model: 41.5mm and 38.5mm. Smaller version replica is not available on replica market, so I’ve bought the one with 41.5mm dial diameter. Checkout the images of this knockoff for comparison and read my review, so you can decide if to go for this replica or to buy something else.
As you can see from the picture of authentic watch, dial color is wrong. Original Aqua Terra dial is white, while replica color has stainless steel gradation. If you look closer, you’ll notice that hour marking on imitation Omega have much steeper angles and the flat surface is a bit smaller compared to authentic watch. The seconds, hours and minutes hands however, are strikingly similar. Luminescent dots above hour marks are also perfectly replicated. Date window near 3 o’clock mark is spot on as well as logo, font and rest of the writings. It’s not the case here, but sometimes there are spelling errors on dial writing, for example I once saw an Omage Seamster replica that said “proffesional chronometer ” instead of “professional chronometer”. It’s an easy mistake to make, eh?
Fortunately for replica manufacturer, the bezel of this watch is not as complicated as on other luxury watches for diver (e.g. Rolex Submariner). Although it’s considered a divers watch, the bezel has no gradations or other etched markings. No mistake on replica here.
Back Case Cover
Back Cover of this replica watch is transparent, as it should be. But what you can observe through the see-through window is totally wrong. Movement and rotor should be steel color, but as you can see on this imitation, the movement is golden.
The right weight and correct markings can’t compensate for these two major shortcomings. If you’re looking for more accurate replica, check out this Omega Planet Ocean imitation. My mistake was that I bought Swiss replica version of this watch and got highly accurate ETA 2824-2 mechanism, unfortunately it’s the wrong color. Probably if I would get cheaper, Japanese replica version, the movement would be the right color.
Tag Heuer is famous for its numerous collaborations with the notorious Mercedes and McLaren brands, collaborations that are meant to celebrate the SLR super cars. Its limited edition SLR watches are very popular among watches and cars fans as these feature a bold and modern design as well as impressive and sophisticated functions.
Tag Heuer launched the SLR collection in the mid 2000’s and due to the huge success of these timepieces, over the years it has enriched the series with newer and better models. The key element for all these variations is a very stylish design and extreme performances. One of the best Tag Heuer SLR models is the limited edition retro looking model Carrera Chronograph Calibre 1887 300 SLR. This watch is a reminiscence of the SLR super car and its design features clean lines and outstanding complications.
The Tag Heuer Carrera Chronograph Calibre 1887 300 SLR special edition watch has a 45 mm diameter case and it is made out of brushed solid stainless steel. This SLR version comes with a shiny steel bezel which has a tachymeter scale engraved on it. Furthermore, the timepiece features a left side crown that operates the inner rotating bezel while the right side chronograph pushers are quite comfortable and easy to use, and imitate very nicely the paddle shifters on the car. Compared with the original Tag Heuer SLR, the replica watch from this picture is very similar. Just as the authentic model, it has the oversized 45 mm case which is made from a very durable and thick brushed stainless steel, the bezel is shiny and it has the indexes on its surface. Regarding its functionality, the left and right side buttons of this knockoff work just as the ones of the original watch- the left one controls the inner bezel and the right side ones control the small dials and date window.
One of the best design particularities of the Tag Heuer SLR is that even though it is a very complex and modern super car inspired watch, it has a very clean dial that is beautifully complemented by a sapphire crystal. The first thing you notice when you look at the watch is that it has a very easy to read dial layout that feels like the basic inspiration for the latest Carrera Calibre 1887 models. The dial of the replica appears to respect most of these important design details. Below the 12 o’clock marker there are the Mercedes Benz and Tag Heuer logos, the small dials are located at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock position and between the 7 and 8 o’clock markers there is the small date window. The only differences I have noticed are the indexes from inside the small dials and the hour markers which should be silver colored rectangulars, but instead of this they are shaped like two slim silvery bars.
The original Tag Heuer Carrera Chronograph Calibre 1887 300 SLR special edition watch is equipped with a Calibre 17 movement. This is one of the very complex and precise Tag Heuer personalized Swiss ETA 2894 automatic chronograph. Of course, a replica of the Tag Heuer SLR can’t offer such a mechanism. Fake watches are usually available with a Swiss 25 jewels ETA movement or with and Asian 21 jewels Myiota mechanism. These are considerably durable and accurate movements.
The original Tag Heuer SLR watch costs about $7,000 and it is a considerably rare timepiece. For those who are attracted by this model, buying a replica watch is probably the best option as it offers the chance of owning a designer brand watch at a very affordable price. The only thing one should take into consideration is making a thorough comparison of all the important aesthetic and functional particularities.
The Hublot King Power in limited edition is definitely a work of art when it comes to watchmaking. The bold lines and the unusual colors make this watch a unique accessory that can be worn with pride by men with various tastes. However, the watch can be characterized as a sports watch rather than an elegant one and it can be successfully combined with a casual outfit. Some might find it a bit bold for their taste but if you want something that looks unconventional and screams style, the Hublot King Power might be the right accessory for you. The watch is known to be pretty expensive and might be too much for the average person. But what can you do when you want to wear a high end watch but can’t afford to pay the price? Buy a replica of course, and this is why so many people can enjoy these inaccessible brands even if they don’t make enough money to actually own one of their watches. But for those interested in a replica watch the hard part comes when they start looking for a replica of their favorite high end watch because many times they end up with a really poor looking watch.
Fortunately there are companies out there that create really beautiful and, most importantly, accurate replica watches, such as this watch in the picture. We can easily see that the timepiece has a beautiful shine to it, very similar to the satin finish that can be seen on the original. The case comes with a beautiful grey-brown shade that mimics the one on the original very well; also, on the bezel you will notice the famous h-shaped titanium screws that are always used in Hublot watches and they look exactly the same, standing out from the design and giving the watch an interesting industrial look.
The hands of the watch are in the same color of the dial with the lovely satin finish to them that fills the design perfectly. The black background has been created to look extremely well and very similar to the one on every original Hublot watch, together with the Swiss made and the Geneve writings. Another important part of every replica watch consists in the appearance of the sub dials, which usually don’t come very accurate for your average replica. Fortunately, this particular replica has outstanding sub dials that look and have the same numbers as those on the original Hublot watch. This really increases the quality of the watch since the sub dial aspect is often overlooked by replica watches manufacturers. On the back of the watch we can also see all the markings, including the brand logo needed to make this watch the same as the original; this detail makes the watch even more perfect. Last but not least, the crown on the side of the watch has the company’s logo and this shows the true craftsmanship between this watch that has been made to resemble the original almost to perfection.
The replica is probably one of the best replicas of a Hublot watch and this is a big deal since usually these watches comes with a lot of imperfections. So, if you need something affordable and well made, this replica should spark your interest.