Travelers by Night: Luxury Fake Chopard L.U.C GMT One and Time Traveler One Black Editions

Whether or not you’ll be needing a “vaccine passport” for your next overseas trip, there is one accessory you’ll definitely not want to board your flight without: a really handsome luxury replica timepiece to keep track of time at your destination and back home. Fortunately, Chopard has at least two new models that will fit the bill, both combining a contemporary “stealth” look with user-friendly functionality. Here are the cheap fake Chopard L.U.C GMT One Black and L.U.C Time Traveler One Black, representing the vanguard of the watch-and-jewelry house’s 2021 gents’ collection unveiled at Watches & Wonders.


Both timepieces hail from Chopard’s L.U.C family, named for founder Louis-Ulysse Chopard and positioned as the maison’s “epitome of fine watchmaking.” Originally introduced in 2016 in steel and precious-metal case variations, both travelers’ models are now offered in cases made of ceramised grade 5 titanium, a material used in industries such as aerospace, automotive, and medical component manufacturing. It achieves its exceptional hardness (700 Vickers), friction and corrosion resistance, and biocompatibility through electroplasma technology, which oxidizes surface layers of titanium at extreme temperatures. Paired with gray-and-black-toned dials and straps, the cases enhance the timepieces’ avant-garde monochromatic look.
The galvanic gray dial of the Swiss-made copy Chopard L.U.C GMT One (above) is rimmed by a snailed railway-track minute scale and a circular satin-brushed 24-hour ring divided into two sectors: light-gray daytime for hours and black for nighttime hours. The case, at 42 mm in diameter and 11.71 mm in height, features two crowns — one positioned at 2 o’clock to adjust the date and the local time, the other at 4 o’clock to control the second-time-zone setting, indicated by a baton-style, arrow-tipped hand on the 24-hour scale. The Dauphine hour and minute hands, hallmarks of perfect copy Chopard L.U.C watches, are in metallic black; Super-LumiNova coats the hour markers, and the date appears in a window at 6 o’clock.


Chopard’s in-house Caliber L.U.C 01.10-L, beating behind the watch’s sapphire exhibition caseback and equipped with an integrated GMT function, it features automatic winding, 31 jewels, a 28,200-vph frequency, and a 60-hour power reserve. Like all L.U.C movements that indicate running seconds, it is a COSC-certified chronometer. Its typical decorative finishes include chamfering on all components and côtes de Genève on the bridges. The hand-crafted black-and-gray rubber strap, made of rubber that has been processed like a fabric, is highly durable, water-and-sweat-resistant, and carries a REACH certification for its environmentally friendly manufacturing steps.
For those whose business (or leisure) requires them to track events in multiple time zones simultaneously, there’s the cheap copy Chopard L.U.C time Traveler One Black, whose multiple indications are on a series of concentrically arranged disks. Reading outward from the satin-brushed dial’s center, we start with a small, center-mounted, arrow-tipped hand, tucked behind the Dauphine hour and minute hands, which indicates the date on a 1-31 scale; continue with the local time, indicated on a railway-track circle; and proceed to the graduated 24-hour ring that works in concert with the outermost disk bearing the names of 24 cities representing the 24 main world time zones.

Testing the Best Quality Fake Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Navy Blue

Tudor has expanded its popular blue dials replica Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight series of dive watches. The latest addition is a blue version with a manufacture caliber and a moderately sized 39-mm case that has already won the “Challenge” watch award at last November’s Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG). How does Tudor’s new entry fare in our test?


The Tudor label has been trendy in recent years and can look back on a steadily growing fan base. Rolex’s second brand was stagnant for many years, but since 2009, Tudor has begun accelerating again. Tudor’s history, which is rich in characteristic design, is being emphasized in the brand’s newly launched retro models. The Swiss fake Tudor Heritage Black Bay, which looks back to Tudor’s early dive watches, was released in 2012. Its debut was followed by the premiere of the smaller Black Bay Fifty-Eight in 2018. The blue version, which we are testing here, was unveiled in 2020.

The name “Fifty-Eight” refers to 1958, the year in which Tudor introduced its first divers’ watch, Reference 7924, known as the “Big Crown.” The new watch’s diameter of 39 mm corresponds to the dimensions of the case of the historical model. In other respects, too, this new version, at first glance, actually looks like a vintage watch, an antique model. It even looks somewhat delicate, thanks to the rotating bezel and the smaller dial.
The vintage impression is further underscored by the domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, which is highly curved along its rim like the acrylic crystals of models from previous decades. The dial, too, is slightly convex like the faces of classic antique watches. The narrow strap lugs and the typography on the rotatable bezel also allude to Tudor’s history. The designers even opted to omit a date display, thus completing the historical impression.

Old luxury Tudor replica dive watches with so-called “snowflake” hands have become famous and are eagerly sought after at auctions. The nickname derives from the squares at the tips of the hour hand and seconds hand: each is rotated 45 degrees and somewhat resembles a stylized snowflake. This detail first appeared on the tips of the hands toward the end of the 1960s and was retained thereafter.
The screw-down crown is engraved with a Tudor rose emblem.
In 1956, French naval divers turned to Tudor to find the ideal divers’ watch for their purposes. Tudor subsequently became the official supplier to French military frogmen. The combat divers opted for blue rather than black dials in the mid-1970s. Our test Tudor replica watch with blue dial and blue aluminum dive-time scale recalls these timepieces. The aluminum scale is not as scratch-resistant as its ceramic counterparts, but its matte surface goes better with this model’s vintage styling.

All in all, Tudor has succeeded in creating a very handsome and harmonious retro watch that looks even more timeless thanks to its blue color and the fact that it forgoes the golden hands and hour indexes that are usually installed on the dials of other Fifty-Eight models. Fortunately, functionality was not allowed to fall by the wayside: large luminous indexes and plenty of luminous material on the hands guarantee outstanding legibility by day and by night. The easily grasped crown decouples from the winding mechanism when screwed shut, thus protecting the latter. The time is easy to set thanks to the stop-seconds function and the absence of a date display, which accordingly eliminates the crown’s first extracted position.

The unidirectional rotatable bezel clicks into place in single-minute increments. It, too, is easy to grasp and to turn thanks to its finely serrated rim. The bezels of early models had some play and sounded tinny when they clicked into place, but Tudor has made significant improvements: this watch’s bezel clicks almost as authoritatively into place as do its counterparts on watches made by copy Tudor’s big sister, Rolex. A luminous triangular index enables the wearer to read the dive time even in dark conditions or murky water. This Black Bay is also fully suitable for diving thanks to its case, which is water resistant to 200 meters, and its water-resistant textile strap.


The blue textile strap accentuates the watch’s vintage look.
The watch’s blue fabric strap is lightweight and durable and has a gray stripe along its midline. It is sewn using a traditional method that relies on historical machines. The handsome pin buckle is styled to resemble the shield shape of Tudor’s coat-of-arms logo. Like the case, the clasp juxtaposes polished and satin-finished surfaces.

The textile strap is permeable to air, which contributes to its comfort on the wrist. Flat textile straps often look out of place on cheap fake watches with tall cases, but that is not an issue here: the strap suits the Black Bay well and enhances its overall vintage appearance.

The strap runs across the back of the case and therefore largely covers it, but that’s not a problem here because, unfortunately, this Tudor watch doesn’t have a glass back, so manufacture Caliber MT5402 won’t be seen by the buyer and can only be admired by the watchmaker who unscrews the fully threaded steel back and opens the case for maintenance or repairs. The movement is particularly impressive because it upholds Tudor’s traditional virtues of precision and robustness. The brand fulfills the former claim by having each movement tested by the official Swiss chronometer-testing authority, COSC. This exam certifies, among other criteria, that the average daily rate deviation remains in a narrow range between –4 and +6 seconds.

The Tudor Black Bay replica with Swiss movement inspires with its design in much the same way as did Tudor’s historical dive watches. And like its ancestors, functionality is given equal priority. Apart from the missing date display and the scratch-sensitive aluminum bezel, you don’t have to make any compromises here. This newcomer has a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, plenty of luminous material, high water resistance, good wearing comfort and easy operation. The price is right, too. So Tudor has done everything right. But this success is also shown by the long waiting lists for this model. In this way, too, Tudor is following in the footsteps of its big sister, Rolex.

REVIEW: THE SWISS FAKE IWC AUTOMATIC TOP GUN

IWC presented new best quality replica IWC Pilot’s Top Gun watches during SIHH in 2019, introducing their Ceratanium material for the first time in the Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph. Among the new releases was the “Mojave Desert” chronograph featuring a sand-colored ceramic, and the black ceramic Top Gun Automatic, serving as an entry point to the collection. Drawing on IWC’s well established Pilot’s Watch design language, the Automatic offered a familiar face while using the brand’s new(ish) 32110 in-house caliber. A few years later, we’re taking a look back at the Automatic Top Gun to see how it fares today, both as a Top Gun entry point, and as an IWC Pilot’s Watch.
It’s worth exploring the relationship between black dial copy IWC Top Gun collection, and the US Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program, aka Top Gun, from which the collection takes its name. The US Navy granted IWC exclusive license to manufacture Top Gun labeled timepieces in 2005, with the first watches appearing with the Swiss movement fake IWC Pilot’s Watch family in 2007 in the form of a Double (rattrapante) Chronograph. The driving force here is to produce watches befitting the elite pilots enduring the rigors of the nine week Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor (SFTI) program (which likely involves less shirtless beach volleyball than you’re imagining).


IWC was granted time on the US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan to get a better sense of the training routine of these pilots, an exercise that laid the groundwork for the unique materials and appearance of Top Gun watches. The black ceramic cases and matte textures are born from the need to eliminate any potential reflective surface that could interfere with the pilot’s visibility. The material must also be able to withstand the knocks that undoubtedly come with the high G forces experienced inside the cockpit during training.
Unlike the classic Pilot’s Watch formula developed by IWC in 1949 with the iconic Mark 11, Top Gun watches are designed and built around the modern, high tech environments occupied by pilots today. However, the design language employed does indeed lean on the brand’s well established Pilot’s Watch identity, and this is especially evident in the Automatic Top Gun presented here.
For the curious, the license fee paid by IWC copy to the US Navy goes to a charitable organization supporting retired Top Gun pilots.
At a glance, the Automatic Top Gun is clearly identifiable thanks to the shared dial design found throughout IWC’s expansive Pilot’s Watch family. And for good reason. It’s a design that borrows heavily from the original Mark 11 developed for RAF pilots in 1948. Each hour is clearly marked with its Arabic numeral, each minute gets a hash mark, and at 12 o’clock we find the triangle accompanied by two dots on either side. That’s pretty much it, and that’s by design.

The appeal of the Pilot’s Watch is its simplicity and practicality. It’s easy to read at a glance, there are no imposing complications, and its demure stature keeps it flying under the radar (sorry) when not in use. Of course, the OG Mark 11 had no date, and its hour and minute hands were far simpler, but the design as a whole holds up remarkably well more than 70 years later. To my eye, there’s nothing that immediately dates the design of the Mark 11, and it looks as relevant as ever today as it did in ‘48. In fact, I see an approachable nature in the Mark 11 that is somehow lost on its modern counterparts, and that’s not a knock on IWC or their modern watches, but rather a testament to the power of a great design.

If I may sidetrack for a moment. We laude Omega for their modern Speedmaster Professional as they’ve managed to preserve the finer details of the original model to a remarkable degree. While the Speedmaster brand itself has branched into all manner of ridiculous directions, the Professional model has remained a stalwart of the original vision. I say this because the Mark 11 was just a design, and I lament the fact that I don’t see it preserved as such within the modern line of cheap fake IWC Pilot’s Watches. The influence is clearly there, but devil is in the finer details that remain absent on the newer watches.
I notice the same thing with the “Tribute to 3705” – which does a remarkable job of capturing the original 3705 in modern trappings, but it’s clearly not meant as a re-issue or re-creation. It’s something else entirely, it’s ‘inspired by’. This is obviously intentional on the part of IWC, who aren’t in the business of releasing 1:1 remakes of their historic designs. While I prefer the proportions of the smaller registers and overall dimensions of the actual 3705, the “Tribute” makes changes that provide greater levels of legibility and usability, as in, the changes are driven by function.

The functional changes seen in the modern Mark XVIII and Spitfire as well as the Automatic Top Gun are seen in the design of the hour and minute hands, the inclusion of a date complication, and the proportions of the minute and hour bars and hashes at the edge of the dial. These are small things, but as noted, there’s not much else going on here, so each small change adds up to a big difference.

All-Black Replica Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Watch For Men

Swiss made fake Bell & Ross gained notoriety for their cockpit-inspired designs with aviation instruments like the 1:1 best fake BR 03-92 once fashioned in PVD-treated steel. But gradually the brand switched the cases over to a more durable and lightweight ceramic – which was aided by the resources of Chanel when they invested and took a stake in the B&R brand. The ceramic switch up was a great idea for the line. Not only were the cases less prone to scratching and discolouration, considering the block-like design on the wrist, they were also less hefty to wear.

Black Dial Fake Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Watch

I know first-hand, as I used to own the PVD Steel version of the BR 03-92 Phantom. While seemingly large, the BR 03-92, in favour of the BR-01 that is 46mm, is a much more wearable 42mm that has small lugs that will not extend far across the wrist. With 100 metres of water resistance, this beautiful block of ceramic will make for a great daily wearer.

If you want to know more about AAA high-quality fake watches in low prices, please visit http://www.tagwatches-replica.com/.

Skelton Dial Replica Hublot Big Bang Watch UK For Men

Hublot celebrated 15 years of its flagship Big Bang model with the introduction of the first-ever Big Bang with an integrated metal bracelet, the perfect replica Big Bang Unico Integral. The watch represents an extension to the existing Big Bang Unico 42 series, but also notably features an updated case design whose first link is fused with the new bracelet and whose chronograph pushers recall those of the very first Big Bang released in 2005.

Swiss Movement Fake Hublot Big Bang Watch

Fully visible behind the sapphire dial is the in-house, skeletonized Unico HUB1280 caliber, equipped with a chronograph function driven by a column wheel and a horizontal double-clutch mechanism. The self-winding movement, which comprises 354 components, boasts a flat automatic winding system and stores a power reserve of 72 hours, or three days, in its mainspring barrel. Its column wheel is visible from the front, behind the applied indices and subdials at 3 o’clock for elapsed minutes and 9 o’clock for running seconds.

Luxury Replica A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Thin with black aventurine dial

I shouldn’t be so surprised: A. Lange & Söhne replica takes my breath away with every single release. But when I opened the photos of the Saxonia Thin with its new black aventurine dial, I was struck by such a strong longing that I actually laughed at myself. And who would have thought that it would be the dial of this Saxonia Thin, and not its movement, to do that to my poor heart?
The best quality fake A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Thin is already a striking dress watch, but adding an unusual and rare black aventurine dial has turned it into an absolute sleeper in terms of a superior dress watch.

What exactly is aventurine? Most people would be excused for thinking it was a mineral, and, confusingly, there is actually a mineral called aventurine, a form of quartz with microscopic mica crystals giving the translucent crystal the appearance of containing 1,000 stars.
But what is more widely known as aventurine as it is in use in the watch industry for dials is simply glass with the inclusion of metallic crystals. The initial creation of aventurine is believed to have been a happy accident in one of the glass-blowing workshops in Murano, Italy (see the full story in Aventurine: Sparkling, Glittering, Mysterious, And Placing A Galaxy Of Stars On Your Wrist).

The most common aventurine contains copper oxides (along with small amounts of other metal oxides) that chemically reduce the oxides into elemental copper, allowing metallic crystals to form. Cobalt or manganese are used to create more silvery crystals while making a glass that ranges from dark blue to purple. This might be the most familiar example for watches: dark blue aventurine looks incredible as a watch dial. But a less known color, and apparently only recently more widely available to glassmakers, is black aventurine.


The black variation is the starkest form of aventurine glass made, resembling a truly black star-studded night sky. To our knowledge, Christiaan van der Klaauw introduced the first black aventurine dial in 2018 on the incredible Planetarium model. The material has not been widely used since, making this 40 mm copy A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Thin not only gorgeous and under-the-radar festive, but also rare.

Find out more about the Saxonia model family in Second-Row Stars: A. Lange & Söhne’s Saxonia replica online Model Family.

Read everything you ever wanted to know about aventurine in Aventurine: Sparkling, Glittering, Mysterious, And Placing A Galaxy Of Stars On Your Wrist.

For more information, please visit www.alange-soehne.com/en/timepieces/saxonia-thin/saxonia-thin.

Quick Facts A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Thin black aventurine
Case: 40 x 6.2 mm, white gold
Movement: manual winding Caliber L093.1, 3 Hz/21,600 vph frequency, power reserve 72 hours, hand-engraved balance cock, untreated German silver movement, assembled twice
Dial: solid silver covered by a thin layer of black aventurine
Functions: hours, minutes
Limitation: 50 pieces, boutique edition
Price: €24,500 (in Germany)

Swiss Replica Hublot Debuts Classic Fusion Concrete Jungle Inspired By New York City

Hublot announced the launch of its newest style, the Classic Fusion Hublot Concrete Jungle New York. Since the luxury Swiss fake Hublot opened its largest flagship in the U.S. on Fifth Avenue, it has become a mainstay of New York City.
Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, says “New York City is our home away from home, and Hublot gains so much inspiration from the place and people – risk-taking, innovation, adventure, and of course unity, strength, and resilience. It is an honor to pay tribute to a city that has a place in the hearts’ and minds’ not just of America, but the world.”

The Concrete Jungle is noteworthy for its strength and endurance. Hublot drew inspiration from New York’s bustling streets, their exuberant spirit, brilliant energy, and limitless opportunities. Drawing on these elements, Swiss movement Hublot replica created an avant-garde tribute to New York’s bedrock of strength. Hublot brings the city to life on a classic timepiece with a contemporary concrete twist.


Victor Cruz, TV Host and Superbowl Champion, quotes, “When I was told about the concept of this campaign, I felt like it fit exactly where I am in this moment. I’m sure the Concrete Jungle theme resonates with everyone during these times. It’s that grit that makes the people of New York unlike anyone else. We were made to go through difficult times and emerge successful once the smoke clears.”

The concrete encases the HUB1143 Manufacture self-winding chronograph movement with a water resistance of 50 meters and power reserve of 42 hours. Outfitted with black ceramic pushers and crown, and an all-black textile strap with black stitching, the contrast highlights the fine details on the concrete dial. Limited to 50 pieces, the cheap replica Hublot Classic Fusion Concrete Jungle New York will initially be available exclusively at Hublot’s Fifth Avenue flagship boutique before becoming available in Hublot boutiques nationwide.

Quality US Sale Franck Muller Master Banker 7880 Replica Watch With Blue Dial For Men

The perfect fake Franck Muller Master Banker is the brand’s take on a travel watch. Opting for a multi subdial display, three timezones are shown and can all be adjusted via 1 crown. This timepiece is part of the Franck Muller Cintrée Curvex collection and available in various size and colors.

The Case and Dial

Launched in 1996, the best replica Master Banker broke new ground. While most other multi-time zone watches of that time indicated the additional time zones only with the help of extra hour hands, the Master Banker took things a step further with three separate time indicators on the dial, each with its own hour and minute hands.

As an update to the original model, Franck Muller updates the collection with several new colored dials. In this article, we feature the most wearable of the lot, an 18k rose gold, blue dial with denim strap model. The watch is also offered in seven vibrant colour combinations, with a choice of two sizes—36.00mm x 50.40mm (Ref. 7880) and 39.60mm x 55.40mm (Ref. 8880). The watch is of significant size and we found the smaller sized reference to be much more wearable compared to the larger reference. But as with many curved crystal watches, the dome sapphire can be tricky to photograph or read without ambient light reflection.

Fake Franck Muller Master Banker 7880 Watch With Arabic Numerals
The Movement

The best fake Franck Muller Master Banker uses the MVD 2800-MBSC automatic movement. The local time is told by the central hour, minute and seconds hands, while the aperture at eight o’clock reveals the date synchronised to the local time. Elsewhere, two sub dials at twelve and six o’clock represent the actual times in the second and third time zones. Just as easy to use, the three-time zone displays—which include their own hour and minute hands — can each be individually adjusted via a single crown, without the need for additional pushers. The crown can be actuated in three positions: the first position for winding, the middle position to set the two time zones, and the third to set the local time.

The Master Banker’s patented multi-time zone mechanism is based on a system that includes an additional pinion to drive the second and third time zones, while local time display is driven by the movement’s standard gear train. However, since independent hour hand advancement is not available on this watch, changing the time on different displays may require some dexterity to align the minute hands. This is a bonus feature however, if one requires 30 minute variances for instance in India’s timezone.

18K Rose Gold Fake Franck Muller Master Banker 7880 Watch
Concluding thoughts

As much as the cheap AAA replica watch has useful travel features, it is not really an ideal travel watch. For one, a full gold large sized luxury watch will turn heads and draw unnecessary attention from crooks or customs alike. A stealthy travel watch that’s low key, lightweight, with high power reserve and water resistance will make a more ideal timepiece. But if the watch is used from the comfort of the office, to time global stock markets as its name ‘Master Banker’ suggests, then it might actually be pretty useful. Then again, the lack of an AM/PM indicator on the subdials translates to a need to do some mental arithmetic to calculate the time anyways.

Swiss Replica Omega And Hamilton Watches Online For Sale

The German auction house’s listing said “uhr läuft nicht,” but I couldn’t resist. The shipping from Germany cost about as much as the fake watch and Norbert quickly found a mainspring for it.


My favorite rescue has to be the black dial fake Omega Speedmaster Ref. 145.022 ST 71 I won in a well-known British watch sale. I always wanted a Moonwatch but most commanded budget-busting prices. I snagged this one probably because it looked so unappetizing.
The watch ran but the crystal was beyond saving, the bezel looked like a rat had gnawed the edges and the dial had a nasty-looking brown ring around the edge. Rust? And if so, what did that portend for inside? This was probably my biggest gamble.

When we opened it, we were pleasantly surprised. Norbert’s first discovery was the Speedy appeared never to have been serviced since it was new! The inside case back had no watchmaker’s markings. While the case and movement showed some signs of rust, that brown ring turned out to be the remains of the watch’s completely dissolved rubber gaskets. Norbert cleaned and de-rusted the movement and case, carefully cleaned the dial to reveal its original beauty. Furthermore, he swapped the scuffed crystal with an authentic Omega Hesalite replacement.

One thing we couldn’t fix was the original bracelet, which was included in the lot but missing the end links. I suppose if I spent enough I could find a pair but the watch lives happily on a nice Hirsch Robby strap. I elected not to replace the chewed-up bezel because it is part of the watch’s long story, as is the love inscription on the back. Sometimes, I wonder how such a gift ended up at auction instead of becoming a family heirloom.
Hamilton 1974 Geneve RAF 6BB


Maybe the most hopeless-looking project was a cheap replica Hamilton Geneve RAF 6BB. The listing included the dreaded “not currently running” descriptor. Whenever possible, I ask the auction house to send me a photo of the movement, which I flip to Norbert to assess the condition. In this case, it declined, citing the one-piece design of the case. But the overall condition, including the dial, was very good and Norbert advised that this Hamilton’s caliber was an ETA-based movement. I tailored my bid accordingly, winning it for not much over the auction house’s minimum valuation.

The high quality replica watch, when we finally opened it, was a disaster. It appeared someone who fancied themselves a watchmaker tried to fix some problem using a pair of pliers and a pointed stick. The hairspring, balance control, and balance wheel were among the casualties of this amateur intervention. Once again, Norbert was able to bring the watch back to life. I discarded the damaged bracelet and the Hammy looks very attractive now on a Bond NATO.

Swiss Quality Replica Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chronograph For Sale

With its new Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chronograph, the haute horlogerie specialists at Vacheron Constantin replica unite two of watchmaking’s most sophisticated mechanisms — a tourbillon and a monopusher chronograph — in a distinctly elegant package. The watch will be among the highlights from 24 presenting watch brands at the all-virtual event on October 22-24. Here is a sneak preview.


Instantly eye-catching at 12 o’clock on the silvered opaline dial fake Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle is the tourbillon, with its hallmark Maltese cross-inspired carriage. The movement mode for this carriage, rather than being driven by the pinion of the fourth wheel as in most tourbillons, is set in motion by an intermediate wheel of the running seconds display. This configuration enables an extremely wide opening on the upper plate and thus an uncommonly large aperture on the dial. Sharing space on the dial are a 45-minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock and an indicator for its 65-hour power reserve at 6 o’clock. The chronograph mechanism — operated by a monopusher embedded in the fluted crown for stop, start, and restart — is equipped with an “all-or-nothing” activation system that prevents accidental activation by applying insufficient pressure to the pusher. Bordering the dial are a railway track minute ring and a tachymeter scale; sweeping over it are gold Dauphine hands.
Behind the sapphire exhibition back of the 42.5-mm rose gold case is Caliber 3200, a manual-wound manufacture movement that was introduced on the occasion of Vacheron Constantin’s 260th anniversary. Seven years in the R&D stage, and comprised of 292 pieces, it incorporates a number of technologically advanced features to heighten precision and reliability and enhance user friendliness — like the “dragging-display” 45-minute chronograph counter, which replaces a more conventional 30-minute counter on the dial of the aaa quality Vacheron Constantin replica watch, and the lower 2.5 Hz balance frequency, which allows for a better view of the tourbillon’s rotations. The chronograph device incorporates a column wheel with a lateral clutch to ensure smooth activation and reduce long-term wear. The bar of the tourbillon cage is entirely hand-finished, and the movement boasts a number of high-horology finishes, including chamfering, circular graining, and côtes de Genève.
The 42.5 mm copy Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chronograph is mounted on a dark brown Mississippi alligator leather strap with a saddle finish and large square scales; it attached to the wrist with an 18k rose gold folding clasp that also evokes the imagery of the Maltese cross.